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1983 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Illinois 10 2 0 .833 9 0 0 1.000 28.9 17.8 13.69 3.27
Michigan 9 3 0 .750 8 1 0 .889 29.6 13.3 16.32 5.16
Iowa 9 3 0 .750 7 2 0 .778 31.7 15.8 13.98 4.31
Ohio State 9 3 0 .750 6 3 0 .667 34.2 17.2 14.51 3.59
Wisconsin 7 4 0 .636 5 4 0 .556 32.6 22.0 10.18 4.09
Purdue 3 7 1 .318 3 5 1 .389 22.8 33.3 -0.53 6.56
Michigan State 4 6 1 .409 2 6 1 .278 14.7 21.2 0.64 4.46
Indiana 3 8 0 .273 2 7 0 .222 18.3 32.7 -6.08 4.74
Northwestern 2 9 0 .182 2 7 0 .222 9.2 36.2 -10.66 5.79
Minnesota 1 10 0 .091 0 9 0 .000 16.5 47.1 -12.14 5.22

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 12/5 Final
Michigan 10 6 8 17 14 14 13 10 8 13 9 8 8 8 8 8
Ohio State 9 7 6 3 8 6 6 17 16 14 10 10 14 14 14 9
Illinois           19 19 11 9 6 5 4 4 4 4 10
Iowa 16 16 13 7 4 15 14 12 17 15 12 11 10 10 10 14

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1984-01-02 Fiesta Bowl Ohio State 28 Pittsburgh 23 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1984-01-02 Rose Bowl UCLA 45 Illinois 9 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1984-01-02 Sugar Bowl Auburn 9 Michigan 7 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1983-12-30 Gator Bowl Florida 14 Iowa 6 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Jack Trudeau (Illinois) 62.7
2. Chuck Long (Iowa) 61.0
3. Scott Campbell (Purdue) 60.0
4. Sandy Schwab (Northwestern) 56.3
5. Mike Tomczak* (Ohio State) 55.3
6. Randy Wright (Wisconsin) 53.6
7. Steve Smith* (Michigan) 51.7
8. Steve Bradley (Indiana) 51.3
9. Greg Murphy (Minnesota) 47.5

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chuck Long (Iowa) 10.3
2. Mike Tomczak* (Ohio State) 8.2
3. Jack Trudeau (Illinois) 7.5
4. Randy Wright (Wisconsin) 7.2
5. Steve Smith* (Michigan) 6.9
6. Scott Campbell (Purdue) 6.7
7. Steve Bradley (Indiana) 6.5
8. Greg Murphy (Minnesota) 5.8
9. Sandy Schwab (Northwestern) 5.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chuck Long (Iowa) 10.0
2. Jack Trudeau (Illinois) 6.9
3. Mike Tomczak* (Ohio State) 6.8
4. Steve Smith* (Michigan) 6.4
5. Randy Wright (Wisconsin) 5.9
6. Steve Bradley (Indiana) 5.1
7. Scott Campbell (Purdue) 5.1
8. Greg Murphy (Minnesota) 3.3
9. Sandy Schwab (Northwestern) 3.3

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Chuck Long (Iowa) 160.4
2. Jack Trudeau (Illinois) 136.4
3. Mike Tomczak* (Ohio State) 131.2
4. Steve Smith* (Michigan) 123.0
5. Randy Wright (Wisconsin) 122.4
6. Scott Campbell (Purdue) 118.4
7. Steve Bradley (Indiana) 109.1
8. Sandy Schwab (Northwestern) 97.1
9. Greg Murphy (Minnesota) 91.4

Rushing Yards

1. Keith Byars* (Ohio State) 1199
2. Rick Rogers* (Michigan) 1002
3. Mel Gray (Purdue) 849
4. Thomas Rooks (Illinois) 842
5. Gary Ellerson (Wisconsin) 777
6. Eddie Phillips (Iowa) 740
7. Owen Gill (Iowa) 715
8. Dwight Beverly (Illinois) 685
9. Steve Smith* (Michigan) 667
10. Ricky Edwards (Northwestern) 561

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Steve Smith* (Michigan) 6.5
2. Eric Jordan (Purdue) 6.4
3. Owen Gill (Iowa) 6.0
4. Keith Byars* (Ohio State) 5.4
5. Thomas Rooks (Illinois) 5.4
6. Kerry Smith* (Michigan) 5.3
7. Lloyd Hawthorne (Purdue) 5.2
8. Eddie Phillips (Iowa) 5.0
9. Gary Ellerson (Wisconsin) 4.8
10. Rick Rogers* (Michigan) 4.8

Receiving Yards

1. Dave Moritz (Iowa) 912
2. Al Toon (Wisconsin) 881
3. David Williams (Illinois) 870
4. Duane Gunn (Indiana) 815
5. Len Kenebrew (Indiana) 687
6. John Frank* (Ohio State) 641
7. Ronnie Harmon (Iowa) 639
8. Jeff Price (Purdue) 633
9. Tim Brewster (Illinois) 628
10. Ricky Edwards (Northwestern) 570

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Ronnie Harmon (Iowa) 22.0
2. Mitchell Brookins (Illinois) 21.7
3. Cedric Anderson* (Ohio State) 20.2
4. Daryl Turner (Michigan State) 19.6
5. Al Toon (Wisconsin) 19.6
6. Dave Moritz (Iowa) 18.2
7. Lungen Howard (Minnesota) 17.1
8. Duane Gunn (Indiana) 16.3
9. Thad Jemison* (Ohio State) 15.9
10. Jeff Price (Purdue) 15.8

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Keith Byars* (Ohio State) 1558
2. Rick Rogers* (Michigan) 1139
3. Ricky Edwards (Northwestern) 1131
4. Thomas Rooks (Illinois) 1020
5. Mel Gray (Purdue) 987
6. Eddie Phillips (Iowa) 915
7. Dave Moritz (Iowa) 912
8. Al Toon (Wisconsin) 892
  Duane Gunn (Indiana) 892
10. Owen Gill (Iowa) 881

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Keith Byars* (Ohio State) 21
2. Thomas Rooks (Illinois) 11
  Gary Ellerson (Wisconsin) 11
4. Mel Gray (Purdue) 10
  Owen Gill (Iowa) 10
  Steve Smith* (Michigan) 10
7. Eddie Phillips (Iowa) 9
  Al Toon (Wisconsin) 9
  Rick Rogers* (Michigan) 9
  Dwight Beverly (Illinois) 9

Total Yards

1. Randy Wright (Wisconsin) 2418
2. Steve Bradley (Indiana) 2406
3. Chuck Long (Iowa) 2404
4. Jack Trudeau (Illinois) 2353
5. Mike Tomczak* (Ohio State) 2192
6. Steve Smith* (Michigan) 2087
7. Scott Campbell (Purdue) 1952
8. Sandy Schwab (Northwestern) 1763
9. Greg Murphy (Minnesota) 1340
10. Keith Byars* (Ohio State) 1199

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Garcia Lane* (Ohio State) 2