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1968 Leaders

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National Champion: Ohio State (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: O.J. Simpson (Southern California)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Woody Hayes (Ohio State)

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

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Pass Completions

1. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 265
2. Greg Cook (CIN) 219
3. Gordon Slade (DAVID) 190
4. Marty Domres (COLMB) 183
  Steve Olson (ID) 183
6. Steve Ramsey (NTX) 177
7. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 173
8. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 169
9. Mike Stripling (TLS) 164
10. Jim DelGaizo (TAM) 163
11. Bill Cappleman (FLST) 162
  Leo Hart (DUKE) 162
13. Tommy Boutwell (SMS) 151
  Mike Sherwood (WV) 151
15. Buster O'Brien (RICH) 149
16. Jim Plunkett (STAN) 142
17. Dave Havern (PITT) 140
18. David Olivo (MIAFL) 137
  Jerry Henderson (WAST) 137
20. Bubba Wyche (TN) 134
  Bill Montgomery (AR) 134

Pass Attempts

1. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 468
2. Greg Cook (CIN) 411
3. Steve Olson (ID) 365
4. Jim DelGaizo (TAM) 351
5. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 348
6. Mike Stripling (TLS) 347
7. Marty Domres (COLMB) 344
8. Steve Ramsey (NTX) 332
9. Gordon Slade (DAVID) 322
10. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 319
11. Leo Hart (DUKE) 301
12. Dave Havern (PITT) 287
  Bill Cappleman (FLST) 287
14. Tommy Boutwell (SMS) 285
15. Mike McNallen (NAVY) 280
16. Brooks Dawson (TXEP) 279
17. Jim Plunkett (STAN) 268
18. Mike Sherwood (WV) 264
19. Archie Manning (MS) 263
20. Bob Carpenter (NIL) 259

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Gordon Slade (DAVID) 59.0
2. Steve Sogge* (SCA) 58.9
3. Terry Hanratty (NDAME) 58.9
4. Buster O'Brien (RICH) 58.4
5. Brian Dowling (YALE) 57.5
6. Bill Montgomery (AR) 57.3
7. Mike Sherwood (WV) 57.2
8. Frank Harris (BC) 57.0
9. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 56.6
10. Bubba Wyche (TN) 56.5
11. Bill Cappleman (FLST) 56.4
12. Larry Lawrence (IA) 56.4
13. Denny Mason (BUF) 56.3
14. Bob Warmack (OK) 56.1
15. Jerry Henderson (WAST) 55.7
16. David Olivo (MIAFL) 55.2
17. Mike Cavan* (GA) 54.6
18. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 54.2
19. P.J. Nyitray (BGSU) 54.2
20. Leo Hart (DUKE) 53.8

Passing Yards

1. Greg Cook (CIN) 3272
2. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 3103
3. Steve Olson (ID) 2591
4. Steve Ramsey (NTX) 2516
5. Bill Cappleman (FLST) 2410
6. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 2321
7. Leo Hart (DUKE) 2238
8. Marty Domres (COLMB) 2206
9. Jim Plunkett (STAN) 2156
10. Gordon Slade (DAVID) 2109
11. Jim DelGaizo (TAM) 2008
12. Mike Sherwood (WV) 1998
13. Mike Stripling (TLS) 1968
14. Buster O'Brien (RICH) 1961
15. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 1838
16. Dave Havern (PITT) 1810
17. Brooks Dawson (TXEP) 1764
18. David Olivo (MIAFL) 1727
19. Mike Cavan* (GA) 1722
20. Freddie Summers (WAKE) 1664

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Brian Dowling (YALE) 9.7
2. Ken Bailey (HOU) 8.5
3. Bill Cappleman (FLST) 8.4
4. Larry Lawrence (IA) 8.4
5. Bob Warmack (OK) 8.2
6. John Pappas (UTST) 8.1
7. Jim Plunkett (STAN) 8.0
8. Greg Cook (CIN) 8.0
9. Bobby Douglass (KS) 7.8
10. Buster O'Brien (RICH) 7.7
11. Cleve Bryant (OH) 7.6
12. Steve Ramsey (NTX) 7.6
13. Mike Sherwood (WV) 7.6
14. Mike Cavan* (GA) 7.5
15. Frank Harris (BC) 7.5
16. Tommy Suggs (SC) 7.5
17. Terry Hanratty (NDAME) 7.4
18. Leo Hart (DUKE) 7.4
19. Denny Mason (BUF) 7.1
20. Gene Arnette (VA) 7.1

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Brian Dowling (YALE) 9.3
2. Bill Cappleman (FLST) 8.4
3. Cleve Bryant (OH) 7.9
4. Bob Warmack (OK) 7.8
5. Bobby Douglass (KS) 7.7
6. Buster O'Brien (RICH) 7.6
7. Greg Cook (CIN) 7.3
8. John Pappas (UTST) 7.0
9. Mike Sherwood (WV) 6.8
10. Jim Plunkett (STAN) 6.7
11. Steve Ramsey (NTX) 6.7
12. Larry Lawrence (IA) 6.7
13. Leo Hart (DUKE) 6.5
14. Terry Hanratty (NDAME) 6.4
15. Ken Bailey (HOU) 6.4
16. Bubba Wyche (TN) 6.3
17. Bill Montgomery (AR) 6.1
18. Tommy Suggs (SC) 6.1
19. Kent Thompson (MIAOH) 6.0
20. Ted Fay (TXX) 6.0

Passing Touchdowns

1. Bill Cappleman (FLST) 25
  Greg Cook (CIN) 25
3. Steve Ramsey (NTX) 24
4. Buster O'Brien (RICH) 21
  Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 21
6. Brian Dowling (YALE) 19
  Steve Olson (ID) 19
8. Gene Arnette (VA) 17
9. Jim DelGaizo (TAM) 16
  Edd Hargett (TXAM) 16
  John Pappas (UTST) 16
12. Rich Policastro (RUT) 15
13. Brooks Dawson (TXEP) 14
  Cleve Bryant (OH) 14
  Bubba Wyche (TN) 14
  Loran Carter (AUB) 14
  Gordon Slade (DAVID) 14
  Jim Plunkett (STAN) 14
19. Frank Harris (BC) 13
  Tommy Suggs (SC) 13

Passing Interceptions

1. Freddie Summers (WAKE) 25
2. John Oertel (MARSH) 24
3. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 23
4. Steve Olson (ID) 21
  Loran Carter (AUB) 21
6. Murphy Sprinkel (VAMI) 20
  Dave Havern (PITT) 20
8. Wally Oyler (LOU) 19
  Lynn Dickey (KSST) 19
  Mike McNallen (NAVY) 19
11. John Miller (VAND) 18
  Ray Groth (UT) 18
  John Sodaski (NOVA) 18
  Tommy Pharr (MSST) 18
15. Archie Manning (MS) 17
  Steve Stuart (BAY) 17
  Jerry Henderson (WAST) 17
  Greg Cook (CIN) 17
  Steve Ramsey (NTX) 17
20. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 16
  Dave Shelbourne (NWEST) 16
  Bob Carpenter (NIL) 16
  Jim DelGaizo (TAM) 16

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Brian Dowling (YALE) 165.8
2. Bill Cappleman (FLST) 148.1
3. Buster O'Brien (RICH) 142.4
4. Bob Warmack (OK) 136.0
5. Bobby Douglass (KS) 132.2
6. Greg Cook (CIN) 132.0
7. Cleve Bryant (OH) 131.1
8. John Pappas (UTST) 130.6
9. Steve Ramsey (NTX) 130.6
10. Larry Lawrence (IA) 130.1
11. Frank Harris (BC) 129.2
12. Terry Hanratty (NDAME) 129.0
13. Mike Sherwood (WV) 128.2
14. Jim Plunkett (STAN) 127.4
15. Ken Bailey (HOU) 126.3
16. Tommy Suggs (SC) 124.9
17. Gene Arnette (VA) 124.8
18. Bubba Wyche (TN) 124.7
19. Steve Sogge* (SCA) 123.6
20. Bill Montgomery (AR) 121.8

Rush Attempts

1. O.J. Simpson* (SCA) 383
2. Steve Owens (OK) 357
3. Bill Enyart (ORST) 293
4. Roland Moss (TOL) 267
5. Mercury Morris (WTXAM) 260
6. Pete Robertson (WICHST) 259
7. Ron Johnson (MI) 255
8. Leo Taylor (NTX) 246
9. Rich Johnson (IL) 243
10. Paul Gipson (HOU) 242
11. Bryant Mitchell (RUT) 238
12. Art Malone (AZST) 235
13. Bernie Kress (DAYT) 231
14. Po James (NMST) 225
15. Pinkie Palmer (BAY) 222
16. Tom Sowers (VAMI) 221
17. Jim Otis* (OHST) 219
18. Billy Lovett (MD) 217
19. David Bookert (NM) 209
20. Charlie Jarvis (ARMY) 208

Rushing Yards

1. O.J. Simpson* (SCA) 1880
2. Mercury Morris (WTXAM) 1571
3. Paul Gipson (HOU) 1550
4. Steve Owens (OK) 1536
5. Art Malone (AZST) 1431
6. Ron Johnson (MI) 1391
7. Bill Enyart (ORST) 1304
8. Po James (NMST) 1291
9. Frank Quayle (VA) 1213
10. Bryant Mitchell (RUT) 1204
11. Roland Moss (TOL) 1145
12. Chris Gilbert (TX) 1132
13. Charlie Jarvis (ARMY) 1110
14. Mike Richardson (SMETH) 1034
15. Leo Taylor (NTX) 1017
16. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 1003
17. Jim Otis* (OHST) 985
18. Rob Young (ID) 979
19. Bernie Kress (DAYT) 973
  Rich Johnson (IL) 973

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Fred Willis (BC) 7.3
2. Ken Edwards (VATECH) 6.9
3. Frank Quayle (VA) 6.9
4. Carlos Bell (HOU) 6.5
5. Paul Gipson (HOU) 6.4
6. Jim Strong (HOU) 6.3
7. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 6.3
8. Duane Thomas (WTXAM) 6.3
9. John Riggins (KS) 6.2
10. Bob Pernell (IN) 6.2
11. Chris Gilbert (TX) 6.2
12. Norm Bulaich (TXX) 6.1
13. Art Malone (AZST) 6.1
14. Ed Podolak (IA) 6.1
15. Mercury Morris (WTXAM) 6.0
16. Bob Campbell (PAST) 5.9
17. Tom Nigbur (CO) 5.9
18. Po James (NMST) 5.7
19. Bob Houmard (OH) 5.7
20. Dickie Carter (MARSH) 5.6

Rushing Touchdowns

1. O.J. Simpson* (SCA) 23
2. Steve Owens (OK) 21
3. Ron Johnson (MI) 19
4. Bill Enyart (ORST) 17
  Jim Otis* (OHST) 17
  Mercury Morris (WTXAM) 17
7. Art Malone (AZST) 15
8. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 14
  Charlie Pittman (PAST) 14
10. Roland Moss (TOL) 13
  Chris Gilbert (TX) 13
  Paul Gipson (HOU) 13
  Steve Worster (TX) 13
14. Frank Quayle (VA) 12
  Bobby Douglass (KS) 12
  Bob Houmard (OH) 12
  Bob Gladieux (NDAME) 12
  Po James (NMST) 12
19. Bernie Kress (DAYT) 11
  Charlie Jarvis (ARMY) 11
  Dave LeVeck (OH) 11

Receptions

1. Ron Sellers (FLST) 86
  Jerry Hendren (ID) 86
3. Jerry Levias (SMETH) 80
  Tom Rossley (CIN) 80
5. Gene Washington (STAN) 71
6. Barry Moore (NTX) 69
7. Henley Carter (DUKE) 65
  Harry Wood (TLS) 65
9. Sammy Milner (MSST) 64
10. Mike Kelly (DAVID) 63
11. Joe Sliker (TAM) 61
  John Sias (GATECH) 61
13. Eddie Hinton (OK) 60
  Louis Thomas (UT) 60
15. Fred Zeigler (SC) 59
16. Mike O'Shea (UTST) 56
17. Terry Brown (OKST) 54
18. Jim Seymour (NDAME) 53
  Ken Fleming (SMETH) 53
  Tom Boyd (NOVA) 53

Receiving Yards

1. Ron Sellers (FLST) 1496
2. Jerry Hendren (ID) 1457
3. Elmo Wright (HOU) 1198
4. Jerry Levias (SMETH) 1131
5. Gene Washington (STAN) 1117
6. Jim O'Brien (CIN) 1107
7. Mike O'Shea (UTST) 1077
8. Tom Rossley (CIN) 1072
9. Barry Moore (NTX) 1053
10. Louis Thomas (UT) 1006
11. Harry Wood (TLS) 988
12. Eddie Hinton (OK) 967
13. Sammy Milner (MSST) 909
14. Mike Kelly (DAVID) 902
  John Sias (GATECH) 902
16. Henley Carter (DUKE) 892
  Ron Gardin* (AZ) 892
18. Walker Gillette (RICH) 857
19. Fred Zeigler (SC) 848
20. Wes Chesson (DUKE) 794

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Elmo Wright (HOU) 27.9
2. Jack Morrison (PAC) 25.2
3. Jim O'Brien (CIN) 25.2
4. Greg Lindsey (OR) 23.1
5. Preston Riley (MEM) 23.0
6. Calvin Hill (YALE) 22.2
7. Randy Wallick (DART) 22.1
8. Danny Cupp (VATECH) 20.1
9. Billy Walik (NOVA) 19.9
10. Al Fenstemacher (RUT) 19.6
11. Mike O'Shea (UTST) 19.2
12. Volley Murphy (TXEP) 19.2
13. Bob Madden (DAYT) 18.9
14. David Millican (TXEP) 18.8
15. Charlie Waters (CLEM) 18.7
16. Ron Gardin* (AZ) 18.6
17. George McGowan (KS) 18.5
18. Dennis Hughes* (GA) 18.4
19. Jim Livesay (RICH) 18.4
20. Gary Steele (ARMY) 18.4

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Jerry Hendren (ID) 14
2. Jim O'Brien (CIN) 12
  Ron Sellers (FLST) 12
4. Mike Kelly (DAVID) 11
  Mike O'Shea (UTST) 11
  Elmo Wright (HOU) 11
7. Jade Butcher (IN) 10
  John Spilis (NIL) 10
9. Gene Huey (WY) 9
10. Ronnie Shanklin (NTX) 8
  Gene Washington (STAN) 8
  Jerry Levias (SMETH) 8
  Bob Long (TXAM) 8
  Chuck Dicus (AR) 8
  Walker Gillette (RICH) 8
16. Jeff Ternes (MARSH) 7
  Tim Christian (AUB) 7
  Bob Houmard (OH) 7
  Bob Zimpfer (BGSU) 7
  Louis Thomas (UT) 7
  Barry Gallup (BC) 7
  Barry Moore (NTX) 7
  Volley Murphy (TXEP) 7
  Ken Fleming (SMETH) 7

Plays From Scrimmage

1. O.J. Simpson* (SCA) 409
2. Steve Owens (OK) 367
3. Bill Enyart (ORST) 295
4. Roland Moss (TOL) 287
5. Mercury Morris (WTXAM) 277
6. Leo Taylor (NTX) 275
7. Ron Johnson (MI) 270
  Pete Robertson (WICHST) 270
9. Mike Richardson (SMETH) 256
10. Rich Johnson (IL) 253
11. Bernie Kress (DAYT) 248
  Bryant Mitchell (RUT) 248
13. Paul Gipson (HOU) 245
14. Art Malone (AZST) 238
15. Po James (NMST) 232
16. Tom Sowers (VAMI) 229
  Pinkie Palmer (BAY) 229
  Jim Otis* (OHST) 229
19. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 226
20. Rob Young (ID) 223

Yards From Scrimmage

1. O.J. Simpson* (SCA) 2091
2. Mercury Morris (WTXAM) 1915
3. Frank Quayle (VA) 1639
4. Steve Owens (OK) 1630
5. Mike Richardson (SMETH) 1615
6. Ron Johnson (MI) 1568
7. Paul Gipson (HOU) 1559
8. Ron Sellers (FLST) 1496
9. Art Malone (AZST) 1491
10. Leo Taylor (NTX) 1460
11. Jerry Hendren (ID) 1457
12. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 1431
13. Roland Moss (TOL) 1380
14. Po James (NMST) 1339
15. Bill Enyart (ORST) 1332
16. Elmo Wright (HOU) 1311
17. Bryant Mitchell (RUT) 1257
18. Bernie Kress (DAYT) 1232
19. Jerry Levias (SMETH) 1218
20. Calvin Hill (YALE) 1212

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. O.J. Simpson* (SCA) 23
2. Steve Owens (OK) 21
3. Ron Johnson (MI) 19
  Bob Houmard (OH) 19
  Mercury Morris (WTXAM) 19
6. Bill Enyart (ORST) 17
  Jim Otis* (OHST) 17
8. Art Malone (AZST) 16
  Dave Bennett (BC) 16
10. Leroy Keyes (PUR) 15
11. Calvin Hill (YALE) 14
  Frank Quayle (VA) 14
  Bob Gladieux (NDAME) 14
  Jerry Hendren (ID) 14
  Leo Taylor (NTX) 14
  Roland Moss (TOL) 14
  Charlie Pittman (PAST) 14
18. Steve Worster (TX) 13
  Chris Gilbert (TX) 13
  Paul Gipson (HOU) 13
  Billy Main (ORST) 13

Total Plays

1. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 556
2. Greg Cook (CIN) 507
3. Marty Domres (COLMB) 497
4. Mike Stripling (TLS) 465
5. Steve Olson (ID) 464
6. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 460
7. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 433
8. John Sodaski (NOVA) 420
  Tommy Boutwell (SMS) 420
10. Jim DelGaizo (TAM) 416
11. Freddie Summers (WAKE) 409
12. Bob Anderson (CO) 405
13. Leo Hart (DUKE) 403
14. Gordon Slade (DAVID) 395
15. O.J. Simpson* (SCA) 383
16. Cleve Bryant (OH) 381
17. Dave Havern (PITT) 380
18. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 374
19. Archie Manning (MS) 373
20. Steve Ramsey (NTX) 369
  Dave Shelbourne (NWEST) 369

Total Yards

1. Greg Cook (CIN) 3210
2. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 2995
3. Steve Olson (ID) 2459
4. Marty Domres (COLMB) 2404
5. Steve Ramsey (NTX) 2367
6. Bill Cappleman (FLST) 2342
7. Leo Hart (DUKE) 2340
8. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 2330
9. Mike Stripling (TLS) 2275
10. Cleve Bryant (OH) 2258
11. Jim Plunkett (STAN) 2203
12. Gordon Slade (DAVID) 2130
13. Bob Anderson (CO) 2129
14. Freddie Summers (WAKE) 2103
15. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 2077
16. John Sodaski (NOVA) 1984
17. Mike Sherwood (WV) 1983
18. Buster O'Brien (RICH) 1916
19. Tommy Boutwell (SMS) 1914
20. O.J. Simpson* (SCA) 1880

Total Yards Per Play

1. Greg Cook (CIN) 6.3

Total Touchdowns

1. Greg Cook (CIN) 30
2. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 27
3. Bill Cappleman (FLST) 26
4. Brian Dowling (YALE) 25
5. Bobby Douglass (KS) 24
  Steve Ramsey (NTX) 24
  Steve Olson (ID) 24
8. O.J. Simpson* (SCA) 23
  Steve Owens (OK) 23
10. Cleve Bryant (OH) 22
  Buster O'Brien (RICH) 22
12. Gene Arnette (VA) 20
  Jim Plunkett (STAN) 20
  John Pappas (UTST) 20
15. Ron Johnson (MI) 19
16. Ken Bailey (HOU) 18
  Edd Hargett (TXAM) 18
  Jim DelGaizo (TAM) 18
19. Larry Lawrence (IA) 17
  Mercury Morris (WTXAM) 17
  Jim Otis* (OHST) 17
  Marty Domres (COLMB) 17
  Leroy Keyes (PUR) 17
  John Sodaski (NOVA) 17
  Bill Enyart (ORST) 17
  Gordon Slade (DAVID) 17