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1986 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record: 62-56-0, .525 W-L% (3rd of 10) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 4.39 (3rd of 10) ▪ SOS: 3.34 (2nd of 10)

Conference Champion: Michigan and Ohio State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(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
Michigan 11 2 0 .846 7 1 0 .875 29.2 15.6 17.71 5.40
Ohio State 10 3 0 .769 7 1 0 .875 26.7 13.8 15.04 4.81
Iowa 9 3 0 .750 5 3 0 .625 32.6 17.8 9.31 0.98
Minnesota 6 6 0 .500 5 3 0 .625 21.8 26.3 3.52 3.77
Michigan State 6 5 0 .545 4 4 0 .500 25.9 17.9 7.67 3.31
Indiana 6 6 0 .500 3 5 0 .375 22.8 18.9 3.81 1.06
Illinois 4 7 0 .364 3 5 0 .375 17.2 27.2 0.37 5.37
Northwestern 4 7 0 .364 2 6 0 .250 19.7 22.8 -3.89 0.39
Purdue 3 8 0 .273 2 6 0 .250 14.5 30.5 -6.83 5.44
Wisconsin 3 9 0 .250 2 6 0 .250 16.8 22.2 -2.83 2.84

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Ohio State 9 10             17 11 9 7 11 11 7
Michigan 2 3 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 6 4 4 8
Iowa       15 11 10 8 11 11 16     20 19 16
Michigan State 20 20   19 17                    

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1987-01-01 Cotton Bowl Ohio State 28 Texas A&M 12 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1987-01-01 Rose Bowl Arizona State 22 Michigan 15 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1986-12-31 All-American Bowl Florida State 27 Indiana 13 All-American Bowl (Birmingham, AL)
1986-12-30 Holiday Bowl Iowa 39 San Diego State 38 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
1986-12-29 Liberty Bowl Tennessee 21 Minnesota 14 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Dave Yarema (Michigan State) 67.3
2. Jim Harbaugh* (Michigan) 65.0
3. Mark Vlasic* (Iowa) 60.0
4. Brian Menkhausen (Illinois) 57.1
5. Dave Kramme* (Indiana) 54.4
6. Jeff George (Purdue) 53.7
7. Bud Keyes (Wisconsin) 53.4
8. Jim Karsatos* (Ohio State) 53.3
9. Shane Lamb (Illinois) 50.7
10. Mike Greenfield (Northwestern) 50.4

Passing Yards

1. Jim Harbaugh* (Michigan) 2729
2. Dave Yarema (Michigan State) 2581
3. Jim Karsatos* (Ohio State) 2122
4. Mike Greenfield (Northwestern) 1653
5. Mark Vlasic* (Iowa) 1456
6. Shane Lamb (Illinois) 1414
7. Dave Kramme* (Indiana) 1334
8. Rickey Foggie (Minnesota) 1265
9. Jeff George (Purdue) 1217
10. Bud Keyes (Wisconsin) 1002

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jim Harbaugh* (Michigan) 9.9
2. Dave Yarema (Michigan State) 8.7
3. Mark Vlasic* (Iowa) 8.1
4. Jim Karsatos* (Ohio State) 7.8
5. Dave Kramme* (Indiana) 7.4
6. Rickey Foggie (Minnesota) 6.6
7. Mike Greenfield (Northwestern) 6.6
8. Shane Lamb (Illinois) 6.2
9. Brian Menkhausen (Illinois) 5.9
10. Bud Keyes (Wisconsin) 5.8

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jim Harbaugh* (Michigan) 8.8
2. Dave Yarema (Michigan State) 8.1
3. Mark Vlasic* (Iowa) 8.1
4. Jim Karsatos* (Ohio State) 7.1
5. Dave Kramme* (Indiana) 6.3
6. Rickey Foggie (Minnesota) 5.8
7. Brian Menkhausen (Illinois) 5.3
8. Mike Greenfield (Northwestern) 5.0
9. Shane Lamb (Illinois) 4.3
10. Bud Keyes (Wisconsin) 3.0

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Jim Harbaugh* (Michigan) 151.7
2. Dave Yarema (Michigan State) 150.7
3. Mark Vlasic* (Iowa) 142.6
4. Jim Karsatos* (Ohio State) 127.3
5. Dave Kramme* (Indiana) 119.9
6. Brian Menkhausen (Illinois) 109.8
7. Rickey Foggie (Minnesota) 107.7
8. Mike Greenfield (Northwestern) 105.6
9. Shane Lamb (Illinois) 101.7
10. Bud Keyes (Wisconsin) 96.4

Receiving Yards

1. Cris Carter* (Ohio State) 1127
2. Andre Rison (Michigan State) 966
3. Mark Ingram (Michigan State) 672
4. Ken Higgins* (Michigan) 621
5. Stephen Pierce (Illinois) 602
6. Jim Mauro* (Iowa) 600
7. Greg McMurtry* (Michigan) 508
8. Nate Harris* (Ohio State) 496
  Rick Brunner (Purdue) 496
10. Quinn Early* (Iowa) 490

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Jim Mauro* (Iowa) 20.0
2. Ernie Jones* (Indiana) 19.3
3. Mark Ingram (Michigan State) 19.2
4. Ken Higgins* (Michigan) 18.8
5. Andre Rison (Michigan State) 17.9
6. Nate Harris* (Ohio State) 16.5
7. Cris Carter* (Ohio State) 16.3
8. Tony Buford* (Indiana) 16.0
9. Curtis Duncan (Northwestern) 15.1
10. Melvin Anderson (Minnesota) 14.7