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1987 Big Ten Conference Year Summary

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Record: 58-52-5, .526 W-L% (1st of 10) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 3.36 (3rd of 10) ▪ SOS: 3.07 (3rd of 10)

Conference Champion: Michigan State

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Michigan State 9 2 1 .792 7 0 1 .938 21.8 12.8 14.31 6.98
Iowa 10 3 0 .769 6 2 0 .750 29.2 19.2 11.16 1.78
Indiana 8 4 0 .667 6 2 0 .750 23.6 19.8 8.24 3.57
Michigan 8 4 0 .667 5 3 0 .625 27.6 14.3 11.90 3.32
Ohio State 6 4 1 .591 4 4 0 .500 20.4 16.5 8.83 5.74
Minnesota 6 5 0 .545 3 5 0 .375 23.4 23.8 0.26 -0.38
Purdue 3 7 1 .318 3 5 0 .375 17.9 25.9 -4.41 3.50
Illinois 3 7 1 .318 2 5 1 .313 13.9 18.9 -2.07 3.20
Northwestern 2 8 1 .227 2 6 0 .250 16.9 29.8 -8.31 2.69
Wisconsin 3 8 0 .273 1 7 0 .125 18.4 27.2 -6.30 0.34

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
Michigan State   17 17       19 14 20 15 13 11 9 9 8 8
Iowa 16     19 17             18 19 18 18 16
Michigan 7 9 19 14 12 12   20               19
Indiana             20 15 11 18 16 20        
Ohio State 4 5 5 7 9 9 17 16 15              

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1988-01-02 Hall of Fame Bowl Michigan 28 Alabama 24 Hall of Fame Bowl (Tampa, FL)
1988-01-02 Peach Bowl Tennessee 27 Indiana 22 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1988-01-01 Rose Bowl Michigan State 20 Southern California 17 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1987-12-30 Holiday Bowl Iowa 20 Wyoming 19 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Chuck Hartlieb (Iowa) 65.6
2. Dave Schnell* (Indiana) 58.5
3. Tom Tupa (Ohio State) 55.4
4. Shawn McCarthy (Purdue) 55.4
5. Doug Downing (Purdue) 51.0
6. Scott Mohr (Illinois) 50.0
7. Demetrius Brown* (Michigan) 47.6
8. Rickey Foggie (Minnesota) 47.4
9. Mike Greenfield (Northwestern) 46.2

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chuck Hartlieb (Iowa) 9.5
2. Dave Schnell* (Indiana) 8.2
3. Demetrius Brown* (Michigan) 7.4
4. Tom Tupa (Ohio State) 7.4
5. Rickey Foggie (Minnesota) 7.0
6. Scott Mohr (Illinois) 6.8
7. Mike Greenfield (Northwestern) 6.4
8. Shawn McCarthy (Purdue) 6.1
9. Doug Downing (Purdue) 5.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chuck Hartlieb (Iowa) 9.6
2. Dave Schnell* (Indiana) 7.5
3. Tom Tupa (Ohio State) 6.5
4. Scott Mohr (Illinois) 5.9
5. Rickey Foggie (Minnesota) 4.9
6. Mike Greenfield (Northwestern) 4.5
7. Demetrius Brown* (Michigan) 4.5
8. Shawn McCarthy (Purdue) 3.9
9. Doug Downing (Purdue) 3.5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Chuck Hartlieb (Iowa) 161.4
2. Dave Schnell* (Indiana) 139.8
3. Tom Tupa (Ohio State) 125.5
4. Demetrius Brown* (Michigan) 112.7
5. Scott Mohr (Illinois) 111.2
6. Rickey Foggie (Minnesota) 107.9
7. Shawn McCarthy (Purdue) 103.9
8. Mike Greenfield (Northwestern) 98.5
9. Doug Downing (Purdue) 94.6

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Andre Rison* (Michigan State) 23.1
2. Everett Ross (Ohio State) 20.2
3. Ernie Jones* (Indiana) 19.2
4. Marv Cook (Iowa) 17.7
5. Darryl Usher (Illinois) 16.8
6. George Jones (Northwestern) 16.7
7. Quinn Early (Iowa) 16.0
8. Travis Watkins (Iowa) 15.9
9. Randy McClellan (Northwestern) 14.3
10. Craig Otto (Minnesota) 14.0