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1968 Passing Stats

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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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91 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Brian Dowling Yale Ivy 92 160 57.5 1554 9.7 9.3 19 10 165.8 82 313 3.8 6
2 Ken Bailey Houston Ind 71 151 47.0 1279 8.5 6.4 11 12 126.3 121 336 2.8 7
3 Bill Cappleman Florida State Ind 162 287 56.4 2410 8.4 8.4 25 11 148.1 62 -68 -1.1 1
4 Larry Lawrence Iowa Big Ten 88 156 56.4 1307 8.4 6.7 7 9 130.1 104 161 1.5 10
5 Bob Warmack Oklahoma Big 8 106 189 56.1 1548 8.2 7.8 10 6 136.0 103 266 2.6 5
6 John Pappas Utah State Ind 98 203 48.3 1647 8.1 7.0 16 12 130.6 87 -77 -0.9 4
7 Greg Cook Cincinnati MVC 219 411 53.3 3272 8.0 7.3 25 17 132.0 96 -62 -0.6 5
8 Jim Plunkett Stanford Pac-8 142 268 53.0 2156 8.0 6.7 14 14 127.4 80 47 0.6 6
9 Bobby Douglass Kansas Big 8 84 168 50.0 1316 7.8 7.7 12 6 132.2 148 495 3.3 12
10 Buster O'Brien Richmond Southern 149 255 58.4 1961 7.7 7.6 21 10 142.4 59 -45 -0.8 1
11 Steve Ramsey North Texas MVC 177 332 53.3 2516 7.6 6.7 24 17 130.6 37 -149 -4.0 0
12 Mike Sherwood West Virginia Southern 151 264 57.2 1998 7.6 6.8 12 10 128.2 91 -15 -0.2 4
13 Cleve Bryant Ohio MAC 98 200 49.0 1524 7.6 7.9 14 5 131.1 181 734 4.1 8
14 Mike Cavan* Georgia SEC 125 229 54.6 1722 7.5 5.8 9 13 119.4 114 67 0.6 4
15 Tommy Suggs South Carolina ACC 110 207 53.1 1544 7.5 6.1 13 12 124.9 71 114 1.6 3
16 Frank Harris Boston College Ind 106 186 57.0 1398 7.5 5.8 13 13 129.2 27 -12 -0.4 0
17 Leo Hart Duke ACC 162 301 53.8 2238 7.4 6.5 11 11 121.0 102 102 1.0 3
18 Terry Hanratty Notre Dame Ind 116 197 58.9 1466 7.4 6.4 10 9 129.0 56 279 5.0 4
19 Steve Olson Idaho Ind 183 365 50.1 2591 7.1 5.6 19 21 115.4 99 -132 -1.3 5
20 Gene Arnette Virginia ACC 106 206 51.5 1463 7.1 5.7 17 14 124.8 88 292 3.3 3
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Denny Mason Buffalo Ind 89 158 56.3 1124 7.1 4.3 5 12 111.3 85 99 1.2 0
22 David Olivo Miami (FL) Ind 137 248 55.2 1727 7.0 5.0 9 15 113.6 81 -155 -1.9 0
23 Steve Sogge* Southern California Pac-8 122 207 58.9 1454 7.0 5.9 9 9 123.6 84 49 0.6 0
24 Larry Good Georgia Tech Ind 97 191 50.8 1337 7.0 5.7 6 8 111.6 53 19 0.4 1
25 Bill Montgomery Arkansas SWC 134 234 57.3 1595 6.8 6.1 10 8 121.8 116 239 2.1
26 Dennis Brown Michigan Big Ten 109 229 47.6 1562 6.8 5.9 12 10 113.5 115 215 1.9 1
27 Harry Gonso Indiana Big Ten 76 163 46.6 1109 6.8 5.8 12 9 117.0 151 323 2.1 4
28 Loy Hayes New Mexico State Ind 67 156 42.9 1068 6.8 5.0 10 11 107.5 98 238 2.4 0
29 Phil O'Neil Holy Cross Ind 79 157 50.3 1067 6.8 4.5 7 11 108.1 76 -51 -0.7 3
30 Jerry Biebuyck Dayton Ind 63 145 43.4 982 6.8 4.9 7 9 103.9 26 -54 -2.1 2
31 Ted Fay Texas Christian SWC 70 144 48.6 978 6.8 6.0 3 4 107.0 84 3 0.0
32 Edd Hargett Texas A&M SWC 169 348 48.6 2321 6.7 5.8 16 14 111.7 85 9 0.1 2
33 Freddie Summers Wake Forest ACC 125 250 50.0 1664 6.7 2.9 9 25 97.8 159 439 2.8 7
34 Mark Boudeaux Western Michigan MAC 83 171 48.5 1143 6.7 4.5 8 12 106.1 65 10 0.2 1
35 Skip Jacobsen Wyoming WAC 81 151 53.6 1008 6.7 5.2 9 9 117.5 50 -9 -0.2 0
36 Chuck Hixson Southern Methodist SWC 265 468 56.6 3103 6.6 5.3 21 23 117.3 88 -108 -1.2 6
37 Chuck Burkhart Penn State Ind 87 177 49.2 1170 6.6 5.5 6 7 108.0 41 12 0.3 0
38 Gordon Slade Davidson Southern 190 322 59.0 2109 6.5 5.6 14 13 120.3 73 21 0.3 3
39 Bubba Wyche Tennessee SEC 134 237 56.5 1539 6.5 6.3 14 7 124.7 104 -37 -0.4 1
40 Scott Hunter Alabama SEC 122 227 53.7 1471 6.5 5.6 10 9 114.8 48 -43 -0.9 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Gayle Bomar North Carolina ACC 87 189 46.0 1229 6.5 5.2 8 9 105.1 165 495 3.0 5
42 Mike Phipps Purdue Big Ten 88 169 52.1 1096 6.5 4.4 3 9 101.8 57 22 0.4 0
43 Steve Lindell Army Ind 75 160 46.9 1043 6.5 5.0 6 8 104.0 104 261 2.5 2
44 Marty Domres Columbia Ivy 183 344 53.2 2206 6.4 5.1 11 15 108.9 153 198 1.3 6
45 Jerry Henderson Washington State Pac-8 137 246 55.7 1586 6.4 3.7 4 17 101.4 48 -130 -2.7
46 Bob Stewart Texas-El Paso WAC 71 166 42.8 1063 6.4 5.0 6 8 98.9 51 -147 -2.9 2
47 Dave Havern Pittsburgh Ind 140 287 48.8 1810 6.3 3.7 7 20 95.9 93 -54 -0.6 2
48 Brooks Dawson Texas-El Paso WAC 123 279 44.1 1764 6.3 5.4 14 12 105.2 40 -240 -6.0 0
49 Roy Winters West Texas A&M Ind 75 183 41.0 1145 6.3 3.3 7 15 89.8 68 90 1.3 1
50 Ernie Sigler Nebraska Big 8 73 144 50.7 907 6.3 5.1 5 6 106.7 65 -67 -1.0 0
51 Jim Nader UCLA Pac-8 72 163 44.2 1008 6.2 4.3 7 10 98.0 68 -35 -0.5 1
52 Billy Ammons Clemson ACC 74 162 45.7 1006 6.2 2.9 5 14 90.7 25 -99 -4.0 3
53 P.J. Nyitray Bowling Green State MAC 78 144 54.2 898 6.2 5.7 5 4 112.5 45 0 0.0 3
54 Lynn Dickey Kansas State Big 8 125 258 48.4 1569 6.1 3.4 8 19 95.0 30 -154 -5.1 0
55 Steve Stuart Baylor SWC 95 216 44.0 1320 6.1 3.2 7 17 90.3 20 -48 -2.4 2
56 Alan Pastrana Maryland ACC 81 172 47.1 1053 6.1 3.9 6 11 97.2 51 -122 -2.4 1
57 Gary Baxter Air Force Ind 76 168 45.2 1024 6.1 5.6 7 5 104.2 108 263 2.4 7
58 Kent Thompson Miami (OH) MAC 76 159 47.8 970 6.1 6.0 6 3 107.7 146 575 3.9 4
59 Loran Carter Auburn SEC 112 248 45.2 1487 6.0 3.3 14 21 97.2 48 -47 -1.0 1
60 Bob Anderson Colorado Big 8 112 222 50.5 1341 6.0 4.2 7 12 100.8 183 788 4.3 9
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Randy Humphries California Pac-8 98 207 47.3 1247 6.0 3.3 6 15 93.0 115 130 1.1 4
62 Wally Oyler Louisville MVC 112 240 46.7 1410 5.9 2.8 6 19 88.4 85 249 2.9 5
63 John Sodaski Villanova Ind 115 239 48.1 1399 5.9 3.1 7 18 91.9 181 585 3.2 10
64 John Warder Iowa State Big 8 89 201 44.3 1184 5.9 4.6 7 9 96.3 151 355 2.4 3
65 Bill Robertson Cornell Ivy 81 197 41.1 1156 5.9 3.7 3 11 84.3 57 -18 -0.3 4
66 Tony Passander Citadel Southern 79 185 42.7 1083 5.9 4.8 8 8 97.5 149 76 0.5 5
67 Tommy Pharr Mississippi State SEC 173 319 54.2 1838 5.8 3.8 9 18 100.7 141 239 1.7 3
68 Ronnie Johnson Oklahoma State Big 8 121 247 49.0 1438 5.8 3.3 5 16 91.6 127 166 1.3 1
69 Ray Groth Utah WAC 84 203 41.4 1181 5.8 2.5 7 18 83.9 106 331 3.1 6
70 John Miller Vanderbilt SEC 99 201 49.3 1164 5.8 2.3 5 18 88.2 82 33 0.4 2
71 Wayne Francingues Tulane Ind 66 162 40.7 938 5.8 3.2 4 11 83.9 157 438 2.8 7
72 Jim DelGaizo Tampa Ind 163 351 46.4 2008 5.7 4.6 16 16 100.4 65 -129 -2.0 2
73 Mike Stripling Tulsa MVC 164 347 47.3 1968 5.7 4.2 8 15 93.9 118 307 2.6 5
74 Archie Manning Mississippi SEC 127 263 48.3 1510 5.7 3.4 8 17 93.6 110 208 1.9 5
75 Paul Paolisso Syracuse Ind 87 164 53.0 939 5.7 3.2 6 12 98.6 59 -39 -0.7 2
76 Joe Matulich Texas Tech SWC 73 152 48.0 864 5.7 4.5 9 8 104.8 93 186 2.0 3
77 Tommy Boutwell Southern Mississippi Ind 151 285 53.0 1583 5.6 3.7 8 15 98.4 135 331 2.5 8
78 John Oertel Marshall MAC 95 222 42.8 1251 5.6 1.5 8 24 80.4 39 -148 -3.8 3
79 Bob Carpenter Northern Illinois Ind 128 259 49.4 1421 5.5 3.6 11 16 97.2 34 -160 -4.7 1
80 Clyde Hewell Furman Southern 100 186 53.8 1024 5.5 3.8 2 8 95.0 49 -310 -6.3 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Dave Shelbourne Northwestern Big Ten 105 251 41.8 1358 5.4 3.1 7 16 83.7 118 156 1.3 1
82 Murphy Sprinkel Virginia Military Institute Southern 81 222 36.5 1163 5.2 1.5 3 20 66.9 93 -157 -1.7 2
83 Terry Stone New Mexico WAC 58 147 39.5 769 5.2 2.7 4 10 78.8 57 -151 -2.6 0
84 Jerry Montiel Colorado State WAC 75 202 37.1 1031 5.1 3.0 6 12 77.9 59 22 0.4 1
85 Steve Jones Toledo MAC 98 243 40.3 1197 4.9 3.9 5 8 81.9 89 220 2.5 1
86 Phil Hagen Minnesota Big Ten 75 157 47.8 771 4.9 3.1 4 8 87.2 58 134 2.3 1
87 Mike McNallen Navy Ind 124 280 44.3 1342 4.8 2.2 6 19 78.0 83 -33 -0.4 4
88 Marc Lyons Brigham Young WAC 66 157 42.0 735 4.7 2.4 2 9 74.1 40 -99 -2.5 0
89 Ron Burton Colgate Ind 67 148 45.3 702 4.7 3.0 3 7 82.3 164 482 2.9 7
90 John Ryan Wisconsin Big Ten 84 202 41.6 855 4.2 1.4 3 14 68.2 84 73 0.9 3
91 Bob Naponic Illinois Big Ten 83 213 39.0 813 3.8 1.0 2 14 61.0 147 171 1.2 5