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1965 Passing Stats

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National Champions: Michigan State (FWAA, NFF, UPI), Alabama (AP, FWAA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Mike Garrett (Southern California)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Duffy Daugherty (Michigan State)

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ AP Final #1: Alabama

  • Players sorted by Yds/Att (minimum 14 Att/G).
  • An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.
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58 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Steve Sloan Alabama SEC 97 160 60.6 1453 9.1 9.5 10 3 153.8 104 46 0.4 6
2 Rick Norton Kentucky SEC 113 214 52.8 1823 8.5 6.2 11 16 126.4 57 -117 -2.1 2
3 Tom Wilkinson Wyoming WAC 84 154 54.5 1313 8.5 7.0 6 8 128.6 47 -98 -2.1 0
4 Ken Berry San Jose State Ind 94 202 46.5 1593 7.9 5.7 9 14 113.6 72 56 0.8 0
5 Tod Hullin Washington AAWU 90 168 53.6 1318 7.8 7.0 13 9 134.3 85 -23 -0.3 0
6 Ron Landeck Princeton Ivy 75 144 52.1 1099 7.6 7.9 13 5 139.0 188 850 4.5 11
7 Tom Wilson Texas Tech SWC 172 283 60.8 2119 7.5 6.2 18 16 133.4 45 -69 -1.5 0
8 Jon Brittenum Arkansas SWC 75 149 50.3 1103 7.4 6.4 8 7 120.8 81 224 2.8 0
9 Benny Russell Louisville MVC 115 246 46.7 1791 7.3 11 79 141 1.8 8
10 Kenny Lucas Pittsburgh Ind 144 268 53.7 1921 7.2 5.4 10 15 115.1 94 -159 -1.7
11 Virgil Carter Brigham Young WAC 120 250 48.0 1789 7.2 6.4 20 13 124.1 121 474 3.9 4
12 Bob Griese Purdue Big Ten 142 238 59.7 1719 7.2 6.6 11 8 128.9 111 65 0.6 4
13 Bo Burris Houston Ind 81 175 46.3 1256 7.2 5.7 12 11 116.6 82 81 1.0 0
14 Billy Stevens* Texas-El Paso Ind 217 466 46.6 3240 7.0 4.9 22 31 107.2 66 -325 -4.9 1
15 Carroll Williams Xavier Ind 128 262 48.9 1847 7.0 6.2 20 14 122.6 120 161 1.3 5
16 Kim King Georgia Tech Ind 112 191 58.6 1331 7.0 6.2 11 8 127.8 131 345 2.6 2
17 Allen McCune West Virginia Southern 91 182 50.0 1274 7.0 7.2 15 6 129.4 28 -85 -3.0 1
18 Bruce Matte Miami (OH) MAC 70 146 47.9 1016 7.0 5.4 11 10 117.6 99 374 3.8 6
19 John Hankinson Minnesota Big Ten 112 216 51.9 1483 6.9 4.4 9 16 108.5 105 140 1.3 7
20 Dave Lewis Stanford AAWU 94 183 51.4 1257 6.9 5.4 5 8 109.3 124 183 1.5 2
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Bill Anderson Tulsa MVC 296 509 58.2 3464 6.8 6.7 30 14 129.3 71 -121 -1.7 5
22 Ron Edwards Utah State Ind 86 160 53.8 1095 6.8 6.7 12 6 128.5 59 71 1.2 2
23 Marvin Kristynik Texas SWC 72 148 48.6 1005 6.8 5.4 8 8 112.7 86 116 1.3 4
24 Steve Juday* Michigan State Big Ten 95 186 51.1 1253 6.7 5.1 7 10 109.3 67 127 1.9 3
25 John Goodman Arizona State WAC 96 175 54.9 1165 6.7 6.7 9 4 123.2 61 -150 -2.5 0
26 Steve Spurrier Florida SEC 148 287 51.6 1893 6.6 5.5 14 13 114.0 125 230 1.8 2
27 Tom Hodges Virginia ACC 103 198 52.0 1299 6.6 4.0 4 13 100.7 69 83 1.2 4
28 Tom Roth Washington State AAWU 98 190 51.6 1257 6.6 3.8 5 14 101.1 52 -130 -2.5 3
29 Fred Custardo Illinois Big Ten 90 170 52.9 1124 6.6 5.3 11 10 118.1 105 120 1.1 1
30 Frank Stavroff Indiana Big Ten 74 159 46.5 1045 6.6 3.3 8 15 99.5 51 18 0.4
31 Bernie McCall Colorado Big 8 84 181 46.4 1175 6.5 3.5 2 13 90.2 104 253 2.4 1
32 Paul Stein Air Force Ind 114 225 50.7 1446 6.4 4.8 9 12 107.2 140 320 2.3 6
33 Ashby Cook Mississippi State SEC 78 162 48.1 1032 6.4 5.4 8 7 109.3 69 65 0.9 3
34 Mike Brundage Oregon AAWU 85 180 47.2 1127 6.3 4.0 9 13 101.9 34 -97 -2.9
35 Tim Van Galder Iowa State Big 8 100 228 43.9 1418 6.2 4.0 6 14 92.5 84 148 1.8
36 Jack White Penn State Ind 98 205 47.8 1275 6.2 3.7 6 14 96.0 78 67 0.9 3
37 Bill Miller Miami (FL) Ind 72 141 51.1 856 6.1 4.2 9 10 108.9 52 -49 -0.9 1
38 Hill Ellett Virginia Military Institute Southern 98 210 46.7 1254 6.0 4.1 10 13 100.2 77 -36 -0.5 1
39 Mike Fair South Carolina ACC 89 175 50.9 1049 6.0 4.2 2 8 95.8 93 78 0.8
40 Tom Strain Pacific Ind 108 231 46.8 1361 5.9 4.1 8 13 96.4 48 -156 -3.3 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Rich Groth Utah WAC 66 164 40.2 967 5.9 3.0 8 14 88.8 74 97 1.3 1
42 Hank Washington West Texas A&M Ind 119 243 49.0 1403 5.8 4.5 9 11 100.6 93 -28 -0.3 4
43 Thomas Ray Clemson ACC 74 175 42.3 1019 5.8 3.2 4 12 85.0 74 146 2.0 4
44 Don Unverferth Ohio State Big Ten 99 191 51.8 1061 5.6 3.6 4 10 94.9 38 -116 -3.1 0
45 Ken Stockdale Baylor SWC 89 177 50.3 978 5.5 3.0 5 12 92.5 40 9 0.2 1
46 John Cartwright Navy Ind 82 172 47.7 943 5.5 3.6 6 10 93.6 81 141 1.7 1
47 Bob Hall Brown Ivy 135 254 53.1 1340 5.3 2.9 8 17 94.5 158 557 3.5 5
48 Bobby Duhon Tulane SEC 64 151 42.4 807 5.3 2.4 5 12 82.3 120 212 1.8 1
49 Harry Ledbetter Texas A&M SWC 83 182 45.6 940 5.2 11 132 -10 -0.1
50 Jimmy Poole Davidson Southern 67 146 45.9 754 5.2 3.9 9 8 98.7 77 110 1.4 0
51 Vidal Carlin North Texas MVC 159 341 46.6 1723 5.1 3.4 12 18 90.1 40 -65 -1.6 2
52 Ed Pritchett Florida State Ind 110 247 44.5 1225 5.0 2.8 5 14 81.5 78 230 2.9 2
53 Danny Talbott North Carolina ACC 103 217 47.5 1084 5.0 2.6 3 13 82.0 96 397 4.1 7
54 Charles Burt Wisconsin Big Ten 121 235 51.5 1143 4.9 1.1 5 22 80.6 90 -120 -1.3
55 Billy Fletcher Memphis Ind 92 256 35.9 1239 4.8 2.3 13 20 77.7 109 556 5.1 6
56 Vic Castillo Kansas State Big 8 60 159 37.7 734 4.6 0.6 2 15 61.8 54 -47 -0.9 0
57 Gary Snook Iowa Big Ten 95 230 41.3 1009 4.4 0.2 4 23 63.9 65 15 0.2
58 Sal Olivas New Mexico State Ind 52 141 36.9 594 4.2 1.3 4 11 66.0 40 76 1.9 3