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1970 Passing Stats

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National Champions: Nebraska (AP, FWAA), Texas (NFF, UPI), Ohio State (NFF)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Jim Plunkett (Stanford)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Alex Agase (Northwestern)

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

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85 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Pat Sullivan Auburn SEC 167 281 59.4 2586 9.2 8.5 17 12 148.2 52 270 5.2 9
2 Joe Theismann Notre Dame Ind 155 268 57.8 2429 9.1 7.9 16 14 143.2 124 384 3.1 4
3 Bill Montgomery Arkansas SWC 110 195 56.4 1662 8.5 7.5 10 9 135.7 86 157 1.8 6
4 Tommy Warren Florida State Ind 97 190 51.1 1613 8.5 7.3 11 10 130.9 69 164 2.4 1
5 Joe Spagnola Arizona State WAC 133 242 55.0 1991 8.2 7.1 18 14 137.0 83 173 2.1 2
6 Jerry Tagge* Nebraska Big 8 116 190 61.1 1536 8.1 7.5 12 8 141.4 85 153 1.8 5
7 Jim Jones Southern California Pac-8 121 234 51.7 1877 8.0 7.9 10 5 128.9 58 59 1.0 5
8 Mike Sherwood West Virginia Ind 117 193 60.6 1550 8.0 7.7 15 8 145.4 70 13 0.2 5
9 Dave Penhall California Pac-8 118 227 52.0 1785 7.9 6.2 10 13 121.1 83 -57 -0.7 6
10 Brian Sipe San Diego State PCAA 195 337 57.9 2618 7.8 6.5 23 20 133.8 46 -196 -4.3 0
11 Jim Plunkett* Stanford Pac-8 211 388 54.4 2980 7.7 6.5 19 19 125.3 87 209 2.4 3
12 Tommy Suggs South Carolina ACC 136 269 50.6 2030 7.5 5.6 14 18 117.7 46 -82 -1.8 0
13 Neil Graff Wisconsin Big Ten 83 174 47.7 1313 7.5 7.8 11 4 127.4 161 248 1.5 3
14 Lex James Texas A&M SWC 111 225 49.3 1662 7.4 5.7 6 11 110.4 101 -168 -1.7 3
15 John Madeya Louisville MVC 109 217 50.2 1602 7.4 5.3 11 15 115.1 71 -191 -2.7 3
16 Leo Hart Duke ACC 180 308 58.4 2236 7.3 6.0 7 12 119.1 103 79 0.8 3
17 Chuck Ealey Toledo MAC 149 263 56.7 1898 7.2 6.9 16 9 130.5 135 213 1.6 4
18 Jim Chasey Dartmouth Ivy 86 146 58.9 1058 7.2 5.6 6 8 122.4 34 161 4.7 5
19 Rhett Putman New Mexico State Ind 91 203 44.8 1435 7.1 4.3 12 18 106.0 97 87 0.9 3
20 Dennis Dummit UCLA Pac-8 175 344 50.9 2392 7.0 5.3 14 19 111.7 79 -88 -1.1 5
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Tony Pounds Oklahoma State Big 8 133 269 49.4 1871 7.0 4.6 15 21 110.7 96 -105 -1.1 2
22 Bill Troup Virginia ACC 93 184 50.5 1289 7.0 4.4 10 15 111.0 40 24 0.6 2
23 Bob Parker Air Force Ind 199 402 49.5 2789 6.9 6.3 21 15 117.6 40 -6 -0.2 2
24 Bill Craigo Texas-El Paso WAC 138 309 44.7 2123 6.9 5.0 10 17 102.0 67 -3 0.0 3
25 Daryl Woodring Villanova Ind 127 263 48.3 1826 6.9 5.6 16 15 115.3 79 89 1.1 2
26 Charlie Richards Richmond Southern 123 258 47.7 1783 6.9 5.4 14 15 112.0 95 25 0.3 1
27 Scott Hunter Alabama SEC 103 179 57.5 1240 6.9 4.1 8 15 113.7 18 -40 -2.2 0
28 John Reaves Florida SEC 188 376 50.0 2549 6.8 5.2 13 19 108.2 57 -118 -2.1 1
29 Karl Francis Fresno State PCAA 134 261 51.3 1783 6.8 5.9 17 13 120.3 58 -219 -3.8 7
30 Mike Rasmussen Michigan State Big Ten 91 199 45.7 1344 6.8 5.2 9 11 106.3 62 14 0.2 0
31 Bobby Scott Tennessee SEC 118 252 46.8 1697 6.7 5.2 14 15 109.8 51 89 1.7 3
32 Dan Fouts Oregon Pac-8 188 361 52.1 2390 6.6 4.5 16 24 109.0 51 -57 -1.1 4
33 Frank Harris Boston College Ind 139 241 57.7 1595 6.6 4.1 13 19 115.3 47 8 0.2 4
34 Gary Mullins Houston Ind 68 159 42.8 1046 6.6 5.3 10 9 107.5 63 57 0.9 0
35 Rod Plummer Princeton Ivy 65 135 48.1 890 6.6 4.6 9 10 110.7 94 298 3.2 4
36 Ed Holwig West Texas A&M Ind 87 168 51.8 1094 6.5 4.0 6 12 104.0 63 23 0.4 0
37 Sonny Sixkiller Washington Pac-8 186 362 51.4 2303 6.4 4.5 15 22 106.3 58 -35 -0.6 2
38 Archie Manning Mississippi SEC 121 233 51.9 1481 6.4 4.9 14 14 113.1 80 113 1.4 6
39 Mark Thompson Davidson Southern 179 350 51.1 2199 6.3 4.8 14 18 106.8 78 -34 -0.4 1
40 Joe Milton North Texas MVC 138 296 46.6 1852 6.3 4.4 9 16 98.4 83 186 2.2 3
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Dean Carlson Iowa State Big 8 105 220 47.7 1391 6.3 4.1 11 16 102.8 69 169 2.4 4
42 Charles Napper Texas Tech SWC 86 155 55.5 979 6.3 4.3 9 11 113.5 113 156 1.4 2
43 Brian Linstrom Arizona WAC 59 141 41.8 884 6.3 4.4 5 8 94.9 59 159 2.7 2
44 Chuck Hixson Southern Methodist SWC 160 285 56.1 1763 6.2 4.0 10 18 107.0 73 -76 -1.0 1
45 Ivan Lippi San Jose State PCAA 109 241 45.2 1499 6.2 4.1 10 16 97.9 60 -207 -3.5 1
46 Steve Skiver Ohio MAC 107 229 46.7 1417 6.2 2.6 8 22 91.0 116 270 2.3 3
47 Dan Heck Kansas Big 8 81 188 43.1 1169 6.2 3.7 10 15 96.9 98 177 1.8 5
48 Don Moorhead Michigan Big Ten 87 190 45.8 1167 6.1 5.6 8 6 105.0 97 368 3.8 2
49 Tony Adams Utah State Ind 108 232 46.6 1394 6.0 4.7 16 14 107.7 97 45 0.5 4
50 Pancho Micir Pennsylvania Ivy 104 214 48.6 1292 6.0 2.7 7 19 92.3 95 32 0.3 4
51 Maurie Daigneau Northwestern Big Ten 88 204 43.1 1228 6.0 4.4 10 12 98.1 60 -27 -0.5 3
52 Lynn Dickey Kansas State Big 8 180 364 49.5 2163 5.9 3.1 7 26 91.4 28 -155 -5.5 2
53 Ty Paine Washington State Pac-8 123 267 46.1 1581 5.9 2.1 3 24 81.5 70 178 2.5 4
54 Don Jackson Columbia Ivy 89 195 45.6 1156 5.9 2.2 9 20 90.2 95 226 2.4 2
55 Wayne Smith Colorado State WAC 136 321 42.4 1861 5.8 3.9 8 17 88.7 128 231 1.8 6
56 Steve Goepel Colgate Ind 137 309 44.3 1802 5.8 4.0 15 19 97.0 69 -19 -0.3 2
57 Craig Curry Minnesota Big Ten 103 228 45.2 1315 5.8 3.9 6 12 91.8 94 295 3.1 5
58 Mike McNallen Navy Ind 105 234 44.9 1342 5.7 4.3 3 9 89.6 70 -19 -0.3 2
59 Bernie Scruggs Kentucky SEC 115 209 55.0 1181 5.7 3.7 7 12 102.1 99 165 1.7 2
60 Si Southall Baylor SWC 56 160 35.0 905 5.7 3.2 5 11 79.1 35 -86 -2.5 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 John Hogan Pittsburgh Ind 72 140 51.4 801 5.7 4.2 3 6 98.0 25 -62 -2.5 1
62 John Read Pacific PCAA 149 309 48.2 1697 5.5 3.6 13 19 95.9 48 -69 -1.4 1
63 Joe Reed Mississippi State SEC 138 294 46.9 1616 5.5 3.6 8 16 91.2 155 316 2.0 7
64 Joe Reed Mississippi State SEC 138 294 46.9 1616 5.5 3.6 8 16 91.2 155 316 2.0 7
65 John Casazza East Carolina Southern 122 277 44.0 1512 5.5 2.5 4 20 80.2 66 -176 -2.7 1
66 Steve Judy Texas Christian SWC 113 247 45.7 1327 5.4 2.7 5 17 83.8 110 185 1.7
67 Jim Bengala Miami (OH) MAC 107 236 45.3 1265 5.4 3.2 8 15 88.8 28 -121 -4.3 1
68 Tommy Kendrick Clemson ACC 133 267 49.8 1407 5.3 4.2 8 10 96.5 55 -246 -4.5 0
69 Mike Yancheff Rutgers Ind 93 185 50.3 974 5.3 3.5 8 11 96.9 89 143 1.6 3
70 Bernie Wall Army Ind 85 183 46.4 970 5.3 2.9 3 11 84.4 45 -79 -1.8 2
71 Mike Wells Illinois Big Ten 71 170 41.8 906 5.3 2.6 8 14 85.6 85 -47 -0.6 4
72 Rick Donegan Southern Mississippi Ind 165 311 53.1 1593 5.1 3.5 8 15 94.9 74 -11 -0.1 1
73 Eddie McAshan Georgia Tech Ind 110 223 49.3 1138 5.1 1.7 9 21 86.7 69 71 1.0 0
74 Rick Jones Brigham Young WAC 76 168 45.2 851 5.1 0.6 1 17 69.5 85 -112 -1.3 0
75 Jim Bratten Colorado Big 8 64 151 42.4 771 5.1 2.8 3 9 79.9 117 479 4.1 3
76 Steve Olson Idaho Ind 95 228 41.7 1084 4.8 2.1 4 15 74.2 60 -38 -0.6 2
77 Jeff Shugars Maryland ACC 75 175 42.9 836 4.8 1.8 3 13 73.8 31 -97 -3.1 1
78 Kelly Cochrane Miami (FL) Ind 127 287 44.3 1348 4.7 1.9 7 21 77.1 54 -24 -0.4
79 Chuck Roper Missouri Big 8 101 235 43.0 1097 4.7 1.9 1 15 70.8 49 44 0.9 5
80 Ted Shoebridge Marshall Ind 78 213 36.6 1000 4.7 1.4 3 17 64.7 50 114 2.3 5
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Scooter Longmire Utah WAC 64 158 40.5 674 4.3 2.8 9 9 83.7 65 135 2.1 4
82 Kirk Barton Buffalo Ind 110 277 39.7 1173 4.2 1.3 2 19 63.9 64 82 1.3 1
83 Gerry Lamb Holy Cross Ind 78 204 38.2 855 4.2 1.2 3 15 63.6 57 -282 -4.9 0
84 Scott Freeman Wyoming WAC 67 164 40.9 605 3.7 -1.2 3 19 54.7 76 190 2.5 3
85 Vern Wireman Bowling Green State MAC 60 174 34.5 622 3.6 0.0 3 15 53.0 85 14 0.2 3