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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 Completions
1. Jack Trudeau (IL) 203
2. Sandy Schwab (NWEST) 188
3. Scott Campbell (PUR) 183
4. Steve Bradley (IN) 182
5. Randy Wright (WI) 173
6. Chuck Long (IA) 144
7. Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 131
8. Greg Murphy (MN) 115
9. Steve Smith* (MI) 106
10. Clark Brown (MIST) 82
Pass Attempts
1. Steve Bradley (IN) 355
2. Sandy Schwab (NWEST) 334
3. Jack Trudeau (IL) 324
4. Randy Wright (WI) 323
5. Scott Campbell (PUR) 305
6. Greg Murphy (MN) 242
7. Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 237
8. Chuck Long (IA) 236
9. Steve Smith* (MI) 205
10. Clark Brown (MIST) 141
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Jack Trudeau (IL) 62.7
2. Chuck Long (IA) 61.0
3. Scott Campbell (PUR) 60.0
4. Sandy Schwab (NWEST) 56.3
5. Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 55.3
6. Randy Wright (WI) 53.6
7. Steve Smith* (MI) 51.7
8. Steve Bradley (IN) 51.3
9. Greg Murphy (MN) 47.5
Passing Yards
1. Jack Trudeau (IL) 2446
2. Chuck Long (IA) 2434
3. Randy Wright (WI) 2329
4. Steve Bradley (IN) 2298
5. Scott Campbell (PUR) 2031
6. Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 1942
7. Sandy Schwab (NWEST) 1838
8. Steve Smith* (MI) 1420
9. Greg Murphy (MN) 1410
10. Clark Brown (MIST) 837
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Chuck Long (IA) 10.3
2. Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 8.2
3. Jack Trudeau (IL) 7.5
4. Randy Wright (WI) 7.2
5. Steve Smith* (MI) 6.9
6. Scott Campbell (PUR) 6.7
7. Steve Bradley (IN) 6.5
8. Greg Murphy (MN) 5.8
9. Sandy Schwab (NWEST) 5.5
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Chuck Long (IA) 10.0
2. Jack Trudeau (IL) 6.9
3. Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 6.8
4. Steve Smith* (MI) 6.4
5. Randy Wright (WI) 5.9
6. Steve Bradley (IN) 5.1
7. Scott Campbell (PUR) 5.1
8. Greg Murphy (MN) 3.3
9. Sandy Schwab (NWEST) 3.3
Passing Touchdowns
1. Randy Wright (WI) 19
2. Jack Trudeau (IL) 18
3. Chuck Long (IA) 14
  Steve Bradley (IN) 14
5. Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 13
  Steve Smith* (MI) 13
7. Scott Campbell (PUR) 12
8. Brett Sadek (MN) 7
9. Greg Murphy (MN) 6
  Sandy Schwab (NWEST) 6
Passing Interceptions
1. Sandy Schwab (NWEST) 19
2. Randy Wright (WI) 18
3. Steve Bradley (IN) 17
4. Greg Murphy (MN) 16
  Scott Campbell (PUR) 16
6. Jack Trudeau (IL) 13
  Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 13
8. Clark Brown (MIST) 9
9. Chuck Long (IA) 8
  Steve Smith* (MI) 8
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Chuck Long (IA) 160.4
2. Jack Trudeau (IL) 136.4
3. Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 131.2
4. Steve Smith* (MI) 123.0
5. Randy Wright (WI) 122.4
6. Scott Campbell (PUR) 118.4
7. Steve Bradley (IN) 109.1
8. Sandy Schwab (NWEST) 97.1
9. Greg Murphy (MN) 91.4
Rush Attempts
1. Keith Byars* (OHST) 222
2. Rick Rogers* (MI) 209
3. Mel Gray (PUR) 190
4. Ricky Edwards (NWEST) 183
5. Gary Ellerson (WI) 161
6. Dwight Beverly (IL) 157
7. Thomas Rooks (IL) 156
8. Eddie Phillips (IA) 149
9. Keith Gates (MIST) 134
10. Carl Butler (MIST) 126
Rushing Yards
1. Keith Byars* (OHST) 1199
2. Rick Rogers* (MI) 1002
3. Mel Gray (PUR) 849
4. Thomas Rooks (IL) 842
5. Gary Ellerson (WI) 777
6. Eddie Phillips (IA) 740
7. Owen Gill (IA) 715
8. Dwight Beverly (IL) 685
9. Steve Smith* (MI) 667
10. Ricky Edwards (NWEST) 561
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Steve Smith* (MI) 6.5
2. Eric Jordan (PUR) 6.4
3. Owen Gill (IA) 6.0
4. Keith Byars* (OHST) 5.4
5. Thomas Rooks (IL) 5.4
6. Kerry Smith* (MI) 5.3
7. Lloyd Hawthorne (PUR) 5.2
8. Eddie Phillips (IA) 5.0
9. Gary Ellerson (WI) 4.8
10. Rick Rogers* (MI) 4.8
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Keith Byars* (OHST) 20
2. Gary Ellerson (WI) 11
3. Owen Gill (IA) 10
  Steve Smith* (MI) 10
5. Mel Gray (PUR) 9
  Rick Rogers* (MI) 9
7. Thomas Rooks (IL) 8
  Eddie Phillips (IA) 8
  Dwight Beverly (IL) 8
10. Randy Wright (WI) 6
Receptions
1. Ricky Edwards (NWEST) 83
2. David Williams (IL) 59
  Tim Brewster (IL) 59
4. Duane Gunn (IN) 50
  Dave Moritz (IA) 50
6. Len Kenebrew (IN) 47
7. Al Toon (WI) 45
  John Frank* (OHST) 45
9. Sim Nelson* (MI) 41
10. Jeff Price (PUR) 40
Receiving Yards
1. Dave Moritz (IA) 912
2. Al Toon (WI) 881
3. David Williams (IL) 870
4. Duane Gunn (IN) 815
5. Len Kenebrew (IN) 687
6. John Frank* (OHST) 641
7. Ronnie Harmon (IA) 639
8. Jeff Price (PUR) 633
9. Tim Brewster (IL) 628
10. Ricky Edwards (NWEST) 570
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Ronnie Harmon (IA) 22.0
2. Mitchell Brookins (IL) 21.7
3. Cedric Anderson* (OHST) 20.2
4. Daryl Turner (MIST) 19.6
5. Al Toon (WI) 19.6
6. Dave Moritz (IA) 18.2
7. Lungen Howard (MN) 17.1
8. Duane Gunn (IN) 16.3
9. Thad Jemison* (OHST) 15.9
10. Jeff Price (PUR) 15.8
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Al Toon (WI) 9
2. Len Kenebrew (IN) 6
  Duane Gunn (IN) 6
  David Williams (IL) 6
5. Mitchell Brookins (IL) 5
  Cliff Benson (PUR) 5
  Dwayne McMullen (MN) 5
  Ronnie Harmon (IA) 5
  Dave Moritz (IA) 5
  Daryl Turner (MIST) 5
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Ricky Edwards (NWEST) 266
2. Keith Byars* (OHST) 245
3. Rick Rogers* (MI) 225
4. Mel Gray (PUR) 205
5. Thomas Rooks (IL) 181
6. Gary Ellerson (WI) 174
7. Dwight Beverly (IL) 166
8. Eddie Phillips (IA) 162
9. Keith Gates (MIST) 144
10. Carl Butler (MIST) 141
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Keith Byars* (OHST) 1558
2. Rick Rogers* (MI) 1139
3. Ricky Edwards (NWEST) 1131
4. Thomas Rooks (IL) 1020
5. Mel Gray (PUR) 987
6. Eddie Phillips (IA) 915
7. Dave Moritz (IA) 912
8. Al Toon (WI) 892
  Duane Gunn (IN) 892
10. Owen Gill (IA) 881
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Keith Byars* (OHST) 21
2. Gary Ellerson (WI) 11
  Thomas Rooks (IL) 11
4. Mel Gray (PUR) 10
  Steve Smith* (MI) 10
  Owen Gill (IA) 10
7. Eddie Phillips (IA) 9
  Dwight Beverly (IL) 9
  Rick Rogers* (MI) 9
  Al Toon (WI) 9
Total Plays
1. Steve Bradley (IN) 421
2. Sandy Schwab (NWEST) 409
3. Randy Wright (WI) 383
4. Jack Trudeau (IL) 368
5. Scott Campbell (PUR) 343
6. Chuck Long (IA) 321
7. Steve Smith* (MI) 308
8. Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 306
9. Greg Murphy (MN) 278
10. Keith Byars* (OHST) 222
Total Yards
1. Randy Wright (WI) 2418
2. Steve Bradley (IN) 2406
3. Chuck Long (IA) 2404
4. Jack Trudeau (IL) 2353
5. Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 2192
6. Steve Smith* (MI) 2087
7. Scott Campbell (PUR) 1952
8. Sandy Schwab (NWEST) 1763
9. Greg Murphy (MN) 1340
10. Keith Byars* (OHST) 1199
Total Touchdowns
1. Randy Wright (WI) 25
2. Steve Smith* (MI) 23
3. Keith Byars* (OHST) 20
4. Jack Trudeau (IL) 19
  Chuck Long (IA) 19
6. Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 17
7. Steve Bradley (IN) 15
  Scott Campbell (PUR) 15
9. Gary Ellerson (WI) 11
10. Owen Gill (IA) 10