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1958 Year Summary

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National Champions: Louisiana State (AP, UPI), Iowa (FWAA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Pete Dawkins (Army)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Paul Dietzel (Louisiana State)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Louisiana State

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L T Pct G W L T Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Big Ten Conference 10 91 47 35 9 .566 1 1 0 0 1.000 13.10 10.84 4 4 Iowa
2 Southwest Conference 7 71 37 33 1 .528 1 0 0 1 .500 8.74 7.69 4 2 Texas Christian
3 Southeastern Conference 12 122 69 45 8 .598 3 2 1 0 .667 8.60 5.04 3 4 Louisiana State
4 Big Seven Conference 7 71 35 34 2 .507 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.60 2.66 1 1 Oklahoma
5 Missouri Valley Conference 5 49 29 16 4 .633 0 0 0 0 2.13 -2.20 0 0 North Texas
6 Pacific Coast Conference 9 90 40 48 2 .456 1 0 1 0 .000 1.68 2.98 1 1 California
7 Independent 23 224 120 97 7 .551 4 1 2 1 .375 1.22 -0.33 5 6
8 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 81 36 44 1 .451 1 0 1 0 .000 -0.43 1.25 2 2 Clemson
9 Skyline Conference 8 82 36 46 0 .439 1 1 0 0 1.000 -7.05 -5.53 0 0 Wyoming
10 Ivy Group 8 72 36 36 0 .500 0 0 0 0 -7.51 -7.28 0 0 Dartmouth
11 Southern Conference 9 85 34 46 5 .429 0 0 0 0 -9.80 -7.11 0 0 West Virginia
12 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 6 60 23 37 0 .383 1 0 1 0 .000 -12.22 -7.60 0 0 Hardin-Simmons

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 Final
Louisiana State SEC   15 13 11 9 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
Iowa Big Ten 13   8 17 13 7 2 2 2 6 4 2
Army Ind 9 8 5 3 1 1 3 3 3 3 5 3
Auburn SEC 5 3 2 1 2 5 4 5 4 2 2 4
Oklahoma Big 7 2 2 1 2 11 9 7 6 6 4 3 5
Air Force Ind           14 13 10 10 9 8 6
Wisconsin Big Ten 14 14 9 6 4 13 8 7 5 5 6 7
Ohio State Big Ten 1 1 3 5 3 2 5 16 16 11 9 8
Syracuse Ind               12 12 10 10 9
Texas Christian SWC 8 6     20 16 18 11 9 7 7 10
Mississippi SEC 6 9 6 7 8 6 6 9 7 13 13 11
Clemson ACC 18   10 8 10 10 19 17   16 12 12
Purdue Big Ten     14 13   15 10 8 8 8 11 13
Florida SEC   18     18     19 18 12 14 14
South Carolina ACC   18                 16 15
California PCC                   19 17 16
Notre Dame Ind 3 5 7 4 12 11   14   15 18 17
Southern Methodist SWC 17 20 17 18 16     20 15     18
Oklahoma State Ind                       19
Rutgers Ind             20 18 19   20 20
School Conf Pre 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 Final
Colorado Big 7       19   12 9          
Georgia Tech SEC           17     20      
Houston MVC     19 19 15              
Kentucky SEC   17                    
Miami (FL) Ind 16 15                    
Michigan Big Ten     16 14 19              
Michigan State Big Ten 4 4 4 9 5 20            
Mississippi State SEC 15 11 11     19       18    
Navy Ind 7 12 15 12 6 18 15          
North Carolina ACC 10           17 15 11 17    
Northwestern Big Ten         17 8 11 4 13 20    
Oregon PCC       15 14              
Oregon State PCC 12                      
Pittsburgh Ind 19 7 12 10     12   14   19  
Rice SWC             14 13 17      
Texas SWC 11   17 16 7 4 16          
Texas A&M SWC 20                      
Vanderbilt SEC     20             14 15  
Washington State PCC   10                    
West Virginia Southern   13                    

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Buddy Humphrey (BAY) 112
2. Ralph Hunsaker (AZ) 106
  Randy Duncan* (IA) 106
4. Rich Mayo (AF) 98
5. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 88
6. Dick Longfellow (WV) 79
7. Bob Nicolet (STAN) 77
8. Dick Norman (STAN) 76
9. Arnold Dempsey (VA) 74
10. Jack Lee (CIN) 71
  Frank Finney (BROWN) 71

Pass Attempts

1. Buddy Humphrey (BAY) 195
2. Ralph Hunsaker (AZ) 191
3. Randy Duncan* (IA) 179
4. Rich Mayo (AF) 174
5. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 167
6. Dick Longfellow (WV) 156
7. Arnold Dempsey (VA) 152
8. Norm Snead (WAKE) 151
9. Bob Nicolet (STAN) 146
10. Frank Finney (BROWN) 142

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Randy Duncan* (IA) 59.2
2. Buddy Humphrey (BAY) 57.4
3. Rich Mayo (AF) 56.3
4. Ralph Hunsaker (AZ) 55.5
5. Bob Nicolet (STAN) 52.7
6. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 52.7
7. Dick Longfellow (WV) 50.6
8. Frank Finney (BROWN) 50.0
9. Arnold Dempsey (VA) 48.7
10. Norm Snead (WAKE) 44.4

Passing Yards

1. Randy Duncan* (IA) 1397
2. Buddy Humphrey (BAY) 1316
3. John Hangartner (AZST) 1208
4. Jack Cummings (NC) 1139
5. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 1135
6. Ralph Hunsaker (AZ) 1129
7. Joe Caldwell (ARMY) 1097
8. George Izo (NDAME) 1067
9. Rich Mayo (AF) 1019
10. Billy Holsclaw (VATECH) 1013

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Randy Duncan* (IA) 7.8
2. Tom Greene (HC) 7.1
3. Frank Finney (BROWN) 6.9
4. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 6.8
5. Buddy Humphrey (BAY) 6.7
6. Norm Snead (WAKE) 6.6
7. Dick Longfellow (WV) 6.1
8. Ralph Hunsaker (AZ) 5.9
9. Rich Mayo (AF) 5.9
10. Bob Nicolet (STAN) 5.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Randy Duncan* (IA) 6.9
2. Buddy Humphrey (BAY) 5.6
3. Rich Mayo (AF) 5.6
4. Frank Finney (BROWN) 4.9
5. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 4.7
6. Bob Nicolet (STAN) 3.7
7. Tom Greene (HC) 3.4
8. Dick Longfellow (WV) 3.4
9. Ralph Hunsaker (AZ) 3.4
10. Norm Snead (WAKE) 2.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. Randy Duncan* (IA) 12
2. Jack Cummings (NC) 11
  Rich Mayo (AF) 11
4. Joe Tranchini (NAVY) 10
  Bobby Franklin* (MS) 10
6. Hunter Enis* (TXX) 9
  Dick Young (WICHST) 9
  George Izo (NDAME) 9
  John Hangartner (AZST) 9
  Billy Holsclaw (VATECH) 9

Passing Interceptions

1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 17
2. Tom Maudlin (SCA) 15
3. Peter Hall (MARQ) 14
4. Tom Greene (HC) 13
  Bob Hivner (WA) 13
  Ralph Hunsaker (AZ) 13
7. Ed Hino (GW) 12
  Phil Griffin (MT) 12
  Jim Reese (MN) 12
  Dick Longfellow (WV) 12
  Reece Whitley (VA) 12

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Randy Duncan* (IA) 136.8
2. Rich Mayo (AF) 119.5
3. Buddy Humphrey (BAY) 117.8
4. Frank Finney (BROWN) 112.6
5. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 107.7
6. Ralph Hunsaker (AZ) 100.2
7. Dick Longfellow (WV) 99.0
8. Tom Greene (HC) 93.6
9. Bob Nicolet (STAN) 92.1
10. Norm Snead (WAKE) 88.6

Rush Attempts

1. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 220
2. Bob White (OHST) 218
3. Dick Bass (PAC) 205
4. Wray Carlton (DUKE) 164
5. Bob Brumble (TLS) 163
  Pete Hart (HA-SI) 163
7. Larry Hickman (BAY) 151
8. Billy Majors (TN) 148
9. Billy Austin (RUT) 145
  Tom Moore (VAND) 145

Rushing Yards

1. Dick Bass (PAC) 1361
2. Bob White (OHST) 859
3. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 815
4. Pete Hart (HA-SI) 785
5. Billy Austin (RUT) 747
6. John Crouthamel (DART) 722
7. Weldon Jackson (BYU) 698
8. Jack Spikes* (TXX) 686
  Billy Cannon (LAST) 686
10. Larry Hickman (BAY) 670

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bob Jeter* (IA) 7.2
2. Willie Fleming* (IA) 7.1
3. Weldon Jackson (BYU) 6.9
4. Wayne Schneider (COST) 6.9
5. Ray Jauch* (IA) 6.9
6. Dick Bass (PAC) 6.6
7. Bobby Renn (FLST) 6.4
8. Red Mack (NDAME) 6.0
9. Larry Wilson (UT) 6.0
10. Sam Horner (VAMI) 6.0

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Billy Austin (RUT) 15
  Dick Bass (PAC) 15
3. Bob White (OHST) 12
4. Frank Finney (BROWN) 11
5. Billy Cannon (LAST) 10
  Bob Jarus (PUR) 10
7. Leon Burton (AZST) 9
  Chuck Zimmerman* (SYR) 9
  Dale Hackbart (WI) 9
  Billy Patton (CA) 9

Receptions

1. Dave Hibbert (AZ) 61
2. Sonny Randle (VA) 47
3. Chris Burford (STAN) 45
4. John Tracey (TXAM) 37
5. Ray Siminski (FURM) 35
6. Bob Simms (RUT) 33
7. Irv Nikolai (STAN) 32
8. Mel Reight (WV) 31
  Sammy Oates (HA-SI) 31
  Gerry Moore (BAY) 31

Receiving Yards

1. Rich Kreitling (IL) 688
2. Sonny Randle (VA) 642
3. Dave Hibbert (AZ) 606
4. Ray Siminski (FURM) 568
5. Chris Burford (STAN) 493
6. Pete Dawkins (ARMY) 491
7. Al Goldstein (NC) 490
8. Gail Cogdill (WAST) 479
9. Bob Simms (RUT) 468
10. John Tracey (TXAM) 466

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Rich Kreitling (IL) 29.9
2. Gail Cogdill (WAST) 22.8
3. Bill Spanko (AZST) 22.0
4. Ron Burton (NWEST) 20.6
5. Bill Carpenter (ARMY) 20.6
6. Al Goldstein (NC) 20.4
7. Tommy Coffey (WTXAM) 19.6
8. Jim Colclough (BC) 19.2
9. Carroll Dale (VATECH) 18.4
10. Calvin Bird (KY) 17.8

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Bob Simms (RUT) 9
  Don Black (NM) 9
3. Monty Stickles (NDAME) 7
4. Carroll Dale (VATECH) 6
  Pete Dawkins (ARMY) 6
  Gail Cogdill (WAST) 6
  John Flanagan (BC) 6
8. Ray Siminski (FURM) 5
  Larry Grantham* (MS) 5
  Rich Kreitling (IL) 5
  Sonny Randle (VA) 5
  Hillard Hill (SCA) 5

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 220
2. Bob White (OHST) 218
3. Dick Bass (PAC) 211
4. Wray Carlton (DUKE) 181
5. Pete Hart (HA-SI) 169
6. Bob Brumble (TLS) 163
7. Ron Burton (NWEST) 160
8. Tom Moore (VAND) 157
9. Larry Hickman (BAY) 155
10. Billy Majors (TN) 148
  Dave Intrabartolo (NOVA) 148

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Dick Bass (PAC) 1482
2. Ron Burton (NWEST) 1005
3. Pete Dawkins (ARMY) 919
4. Bruce Maher (DET) 871
5. Bob White (OHST) 859
6. John Crouthamel (DART) 854
7. Billy Cannon (LAST) 848
8. Wray Carlton (DUKE) 825
9. Pete Hart (HA-SI) 816
10. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 815

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Dick Bass (PAC) 16
2. Billy Austin (RUT) 15
3. Bob White (OHST) 12
4. Billy Cannon (LAST) 11
  Frank Finney (BROWN) 11
  Leon Burton (AZST) 11
7. Bob Jarus (PUR) 10
  Willie Fleming* (IA) 10
9. Dale Hackbart (WI) 9
  Billy Patton (CA) 9
  Don Black (NM) 9
  Bob Simms (RUT) 9
  Chuck Zimmerman* (SYR) 9

Total Plays

1. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 279
2. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 275
3. Ralph Hunsaker (AZ) 263
4. Buddy Humphrey (BAY) 247
5. Dick Longfellow (WV) 242
6. Joe Kapp (CA) 239
7. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 232
8. Billy Holsclaw (VATECH) 230
9. Randy Duncan* (IA) 218
  Bob White (OHST) 218
  Dick Bass (PAC) 218

Total Yards

1. Randy Duncan* (IA) 1462
2. Dick Bass (PAC) 1440
3. Buddy Humphrey (BAY) 1391
4. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 1332
5. Joe Kapp (CA) 1231
6. Billy Holsclaw (VATECH) 1227
7. Dick Longfellow (WV) 1202
8. Don Meredith (SMETH) 1182
9. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 1172
10. Jack Cummings (NC) 1150

Total Touchdowns

1. Billy Austin (RUT) 23
2. Frank Finney (BROWN) 19
3. Randy Duncan* (IA) 17
4. Bobby Franklin* (MS) 16
  Chuck Zimmerman* (SYR) 16
6. Dick Bass (PAC) 15
  Don Meredith (SMETH) 15
8. George Izo (NDAME) 13
  Dale Hackbart (WI) 13
  Rich Mayo (AF) 13
  Tom Skypeck (CORN) 13
  Billy Holsclaw (VATECH) 13