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1962 Year Summary

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National Champion: Southern California (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Terry Baker (Oregon State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: John McKay (Southern California)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Southern California

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 42 2 .527 1 0 1 0 .000 14.10 12.19 3 2 Wisconsin
2 Athletic Association of Western Universities 6 61 33 25 3 .566 1 1 0 0 1.000 8.12 6.28 1 1 Southern California
3 Southeastern Conference 12 123 63 52 8 .545 5 4 1 0 .800 8.08 6.59 3 3 Mississippi
4 Southwest Conference 8 82 36 43 3 .457 2 0 2 0 .000 4.54 5.77 1 2 Texas
5 Big Eight Conference 8 83 42 38 3 .524 3 2 1 0 .667 3.56 3.66 0 1 Oklahoma
6 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 80 35 43 2 .450 0 0 0 0 -0.65 0.77 1 0 Duke
7 Independent 34 339 173 159 7 .521 6 3 3 0 .500 -1.23 -1.62 1 1
8 Western Athletic Conference 6 60 32 25 3 .558 0 0 0 0 -1.57 -4.41 0 0 New Mexico
9 Mid-American Conference 7 68 38 28 2 .574 2 0 2 0 .000 -2.22 -4.04 0 0 Bowling Green State
10 Missouri Valley Conference 4 40 16 24 0 .400 0 0 0 0 -6.11 -4.43 0 0 Tulsa
11 Southern Conference 9 88 42 44 2 .489 0 0 0 0 -7.71 -6.33 0 0 Virginia Military Institute
12 Ivy Group 8 72 35 33 4 .514 0 0 0 0 -11.33 -11.48 0 0 Dartmouth

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 Final
Southern California AAWU   9 6 4 3 4 3 2 2 1 1 1
Wisconsin Big Ten         10 5   8 4 3 2 2
Mississippi SEC 6 7 7 5 5 7 6 4 3 2 3 3
Texas SWC 2 3 3 2 1 1 5 5 5 4 4 4
Alabama SEC 3 1 2 1 2 2 2 3 1 6 5 5
Arkansas SWC       8 7 9 8 6 7 7 6 6
Louisiana State SEC 5 5   6 4 6 4 9 10 8 7 7
Oklahoma Big 8                   10 8 8
Penn State Ind 9 4 4 3           9 9 9
Minnesota Big Ten               10 8 5 10 10
School Conf Pre 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 Final
Army Ind     10                  
Auburn SEC             10          
Duke ACC 8                      
Georgia Tech SEC   8 5                  
Miami (FL) Ind     9                  
Michigan State Big Ten 4 6       10 7          
Missouri Big 8   10           7 6      
Northwestern Big Ten         8 3 1 1 9      
Ohio State Big Ten 1 2 1 10 6              
Purdue Big Ten 7     9                
Washington AAWU 10   8 7 9 8 9          

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. George Mira* (MIAFL) 146
2. Don Trull (BAY) 125
3. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 124
4. Dick Shiner (MD) 121
5. Tom Myers (NWEST) 116
6. Terry Baker (ORST) 112
7. Jerry Gross (DET) 105
8. Dave Mathieson (WAST) 104
9. Junior Edge (NC) 103
10. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 102
Pass Attempts
1. George Mira* (MIAFL) 306
2. Don Trull (BAY) 229
3. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 216
4. Jerry Gross (DET) 212
  Mike Taliaferro (IL) 212
6. Terry Baker (ORST) 203
  Dick Shiner (MD) 203
8. Dave Mathieson (WAST) 199
9. Tom Myers (NWEST) 195
10. Pat McCarthy (HC) 194
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 60.0
2. Dick Shiner (MD) 59.6
3. Tom Myers (NWEST) 59.5
4. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 57.4
5. Pete Liske (PAST) 56.2
6. Junior Edge (NC) 55.7
7. Terry Baker (ORST) 55.2
8. Don Trull (BAY) 54.6
9. Gary Cuozzo (VA) 54.1
10. Jack Concannon (BC) 53.6
Passing Yards
1. George Mira* (MIAFL) 1893
2. Terry Baker (ORST) 1738
3. Don Trull (BAY) 1627
4. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 1582
5. Tom Myers (NWEST) 1537
6. Dave Mathieson (WAST) 1492
7. Jack Concannon (BC) 1450
8. Dick Shiner (MD) 1324
9. Jerry Gross (DET) 1317
10. Pat McCarthy (HC) 1267
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Terry Baker (ORST) 8.6
2. Joe Namath (AL) 8.2
3. Jack Concannon (BC) 8.0
4. Tom Myers (NWEST) 7.9
5. Dave Mathieson (WAST) 7.5
6. Jerry Yost (WV) 7.5
7. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 7.3
8. Don Trull (BAY) 7.1
9. Jerry Woolum (KY) 7.0
10. Walt Bryniarski (XAV) 6.8
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Terry Baker (ORST) 8.9
2. Jack Concannon (BC) 8.2
3. Joe Namath (AL) 7.5
4. Dave Mathieson (WAST) 6.9
5. Pete Liske (PAST) 6.8
6. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 6.5
7. Tom Myers (NWEST) 6.0
8. Don Trull (BAY) 5.7
9. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 5.4
10. Stu McBirnie (TLS) 5.4
Passing Touchdowns
1. Terry Baker (ORST) 15
  Jack Concannon (BC) 15
3. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 14
  John Jacobs (AZST) 14
5. Tom Myers (NWEST) 13
  Joe Namath (AL) 13
7. George Mira* (MIAFL) 12
  Dave Mathieson (WAST) 12
  Pete Liske (PAST) 12
  Stu McBirnie (TLS) 12
Passing Interceptions
1. George Mira* (MIAFL) 18
2. Mike Taliaferro (IL) 17
3. Dick Shiner (MD) 16
  Larry Rakestraw (GA) 16
5. Jim Dunda (BROWN) 15
  Pat McCarthy (HC) 15
7. Tom Myers (NWEST) 14
  John Christensen (COST) 14
  Randall Kerbow (RICE) 14
  John Giles (LOU) 14
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Terry Baker (ORST) 146.5
2. Jack Concannon (BC) 141.6
3. Joe Namath (AL) 139.1
4. Tom Myers (NWEST) 133.3
5. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 131.1
6. Pete Liske (PAST) 129.4
7. Dave Mathieson (WAST) 127.1
8. Don Trull (BAY) 119.6
9. Jerry Yost (WV) 118.8
10. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 117.8
Rush Attempts
1. Preacher Pilot (NMST) 208
2. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 199
3. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 198
4. Gary Wood (CORN) 173
  Dave Casinelli (MEM) 173
6. Johnny Roland (MO) 159
7. Gale Sayers (KS) 158
8. Bill Harris (CO) 157
9. Len Chiaverini (MD) 156
10. Nick Ryder* (MIAFL) 155
Rushing Yards
1. Preacher Pilot (NMST) 1247
2. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 1149
3. Gale Sayers (KS) 1125
4. Gary Wood (CORN) 889
5. Joe Don Looney (OK) 852
6. Pete Pedro (WTXAM) 831
7. Johnny Roland (MO) 830
8. Dave Casinelli (MEM) 826
9. Bobby Santiago (NM) 806
10. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 798
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Gale Sayers (KS) 7.1
2. Scott Tyler* (MIAOH) 7.0
3. Tony Lorick (AZST) 6.7
4. John Cook (FURM) 6.6
5. Willie Brown* (SCA) 6.5
6. Tom Kosser (AZ) 6.5
7. Paul Warfield (OHST) 6.4
8. Larry Hill (OR) 6.4
9. Bill Taylor (HARV) 6.3
10. Ron Rubick (MIST) 6.3
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Preacher Pilot (NMST) 15
2. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 14
  Bill King (DART) 14
4. Pat McCarthy (HC) 12
  Johnny Roland (MO) 12
6. Dave Casinelli (MEM) 11
  Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 11
8. Mel Renfro (OR) 10
  Cotton Clark (AL) 10
  Dennis Claridge (NE) 10
Receptions
1. Vern Burke (ORST) 69
2. John Simmons (TLS) 65
3. Hugh Campbell (WAST) 57
4. Pat Richter* (WI) 49
5. Tom Brown (MD) 47
6. Jim Cure (MARSH) 46
7. Paul Flatley (NWEST) 45
8. Bill Turner (CA) 44
  Bob Lacey (NC) 44
10. Artie Graham (BC) 41
  Al Snyder (HC) 41
  Jim Kelly (NDAME) 41
Receiving Yards
1. Vern Burke (ORST) 1007
2. John Simmons (TLS) 860
3. Hugh Campbell (WAST) 848
4. Hal Bedsole* (SCA) 827
5. Artie Graham (BC) 823
6. Al Snyder (HC) 716
7. Pat Richter* (WI) 694
8. Bob Lacey (NC) 668
9. Jim Cure (MARSH) 666
10. Paul Flatley (NWEST) 626
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Hal Bedsole* (SCA) 25.1
2. Ted Watkins (PAC) 21.4
3. Red Wilkins (AL) 20.5
  Richard Williamson (AL) 20.5
5. Artie Graham (BC) 20.1
6. Steve Heckard (DAVID) 20.0
7. Charlie Brendle (CIT) 19.6
8. Gerry Shaw (WAST) 18.7
9. Bill Craft (RUT) 18.5
10. Dale Keller (AZST) 17.9
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Hal Bedsole* (SCA) 11
2. Vern Burke (ORST) 10
3. John Simmons (TLS) 9
4. Artie Graham (BC) 7
  Hugh Campbell (WAST) 7
6. Bob Jencks* (MIAOH) 6
  Charles Killett (MEM) 6
  Pat Richter* (WI) 6
  Bill Turner (CA) 6
  Jim Whalen (BC) 6
  Al Snyder (HC) 6
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Preacher Pilot (NMST) 212
2. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 201
3. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 199
4. Dave Casinelli (MEM) 176
5. Gary Wood (CORN) 174
6. Gale Sayers (KS) 165
  Johnny Roland (MO) 165
8. Nick Ryder* (MIAFL) 164
9. Dick Drummond (GW) 163
10. Bill Harris (CO) 162
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Preacher Pilot (NMST) 1273
2. Gale Sayers (KS) 1186
3. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 1149
4. Mel Renfro (OR) 1051
5. Tom Spangenberg (DART) 1028
6. Vern Burke (ORST) 1007
7. Joe Don Looney (OK) 971
8. Tony Lorick (AZST) 961
9. Lee Calland (LOU) 959
10. Al Snyder (HC) 953
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Cotton Clark (AL) 15
  Preacher Pilot (NMST) 15
3. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 14
  Bill King (DART) 14
5. Johnny Roland (MO) 13
  Mel Renfro (OR) 13
7. Pat McCarthy (HC) 12
  Lou Holland* (WI) 12
9. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 11
  Dave Casinelli (MEM) 11
  Hal Bedsole* (SCA) 11
Total Plays
1. George Mira* (MIAFL) 379
2. Pat McCarthy (HC) 342
3. Jerry Gross (DET) 324
4. Don Trull (BAY) 322
5. Terry Baker (ORST) 318
6. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 299
7. Dick Shiner (MD) 292
8. Gary Wood (CORN) 290
9. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 288
10. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 287
Total Yards
1. Terry Baker (ORST) 2276
2. George Mira* (MIAFL) 2059
3. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 1963
4. Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 1839
5. Gary Wood (CORN) 1779
6. Don Trull (BAY) 1763
7. Jack Concannon (BC) 1743
8. Pat McCarthy (HC) 1721
9. Jerry Gross (DET) 1613
10. Bill King (DART) 1553
Total Touchdowns
1. Terry Baker (ORST) 24
2. Eldon Fortie (BYU) 21
3. Jack Concannon (BC) 20
  Pat McCarthy (HC) 20
5. Bill King (DART) 19
6. John Jacobs (AZST) 17
  Joe Namath (AL) 17
  Gary Wood (CORN) 17
  Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 17
  Ron Vander Kelen* (WI) 17