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1983 Big Ten Conference Rushing Stats

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Record: 57-55-2, .509 W-L% (6th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 3.99 (4th of 11) ▪ SOS: 4.72 (2nd of 11)

Conference Champion: Illinois

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Iowa, Michigan and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Ohio State)

  • Plsyers sorted by Yds/Att (minimum 6.25 Att/G).
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22 Players

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Steve Smith* Michigan 103 667 6.5 10 103 667 6.5 10
2 Eric Jordan Purdue 81 521 6.4 2 10 111 11.1 0 91 632 6.9 2
3 Owen Gill Iowa 119 715 6.0 10 13 166 12.8 0 132 881 6.7 10
4 Keith Byars* Ohio State 222 1199 5.4 20 23 359 15.6 1 245 1558 6.4 21
5 Thomas Rooks Illinois 156 842 5.4 8 25 178 7.1 3 181 1020 5.6 11
6 Kerry Smith* Michigan 98 517 5.3 3 7 49 7.0 0 105 566 5.4 3
7 Lloyd Hawthorne Purdue 95 490 5.2 4 17 166 9.8 1 112 656 5.9 5
8 Eddie Phillips Iowa 149 740 5.0 8 13 175 13.5 1 162 915 5.6 9
9 Rick Rogers* Michigan 209 1002 4.8 9 16 137 8.6 0 225 1139 5.1 9
10 Gary Ellerson Wisconsin 161 777 4.8 11 13 56 4.3 0 174 833 4.8 11
11 Mel Gray Purdue 190 849 4.5 9 15 138 9.2 1 205 987 4.8 10
12 Dwight Beverly Illinois 157 685 4.4 8 9 77 8.6 1 166 762 4.6 9
13 Carl Butler Michigan State 126 549 4.4 1 15 109 7.3 1 141 658 4.7 2
14 Orlando Brown Indiana 72 312 4.3 2 20 133 6.7 0 92 445 4.8 2
15 Eddie Garrett* Michigan 85 353 4.2 0 5 24 4.8 1 90 377 4.2 1
16 Vaughn Broadnax* Ohio State 84 346 4.1 4 3 24 8.0 1 87 370 4.3 5
17 Keith Gates Michigan State 134 542 4.0 4 10 72 7.2 0 144 614 4.3 4
18 David Puk Minnesota 73 287 3.9 2 3 22 7.3 0 76 309 4.1 2
19 Bobby Howard Indiana 85 309 3.6 3 22 174 7.9 0 107 483 4.5 3
20 Ricky Edwards Northwestern 183 561 3.1 2 83 570 6.9 0 266 1131 4.3 2
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Chuck Long Iowa 85 -30 -0.4 5 85 -30 -0.4 5
22 Sandy Schwab Northwestern 75 -75 -1.0 1 75 -75 -1.0 1