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1975 Year Summary

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National Champion: Oklahoma (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Archie Griffin (Ohio State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Woody Hayes (Ohio State)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Oklahoma

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 Eight Conference 8 92 57 35 0 .620 4 1 3 0 .250 13.09 9.81 2 3 Nebraska
Oklahoma
2 Southeastern Conference 10 114 64 46 4 .579 3 1 2 0 .333 9.18 6.55 4 2 Alabama
3 Southwest Conference 8 91 46 43 2 .516 3 2 1 0 .667 8.84 8.24 3 3 Arkansas
Texas
Texas A&M
4 Pacific-8 Conference 8 90 44 44 2 .500 2 2 0 0 1.000 6.61 7.01 3 3 California
UCLA
5 Big Ten Conference 10 112 53 55 4 .491 2 0 2 0 .000 5.93 6.48 3 2 Ohio State
6 Western Athletic Conference 8 89 43 46 0 .483 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.46 0.91 1 2 Arizona State
7 Atlantic Coast Conference 7 79 29 45 5 .399 2 1 1 0 .500 -1.12 2.61 2 1 Maryland
8 Southland Conference 6 65 37 28 0 .569 0 0 0 0 -1.21 -4.45 0 0 Arkansas State
9 Independent 37 405 192 208 5 .480 4 2 2 0 .500 -2.65 -2.07 2 3
10 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 6 67 36 30 1 .545 0 0 0 0 -2.67 -4.28 0 0 San Jose State
11 Mid-American Conference 9 100 54 44 2 .550 1 1 0 0 1.000 -4.76 -6.21 0 1 Miami (OH)
12 Southern Conference 7 77 37 39 1 .487 0 0 0 0 -5.34 -5.56 0 0 Richmond
13 Ivy Group 8 72 35 35 2 .500 0 0 0 0 -8.11 -8.75 0 0 Harvard
14 Missouri Valley Conference 5 55 23 32 0 .418 0 0 0 0 -8.76 -6.43 0 0 Tulsa

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 Final
Oklahoma Big 8 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 6 7 3 3 1
Arizona State WAC     18 13 14 11 11 11 10 10 8 8 8 7 2
Alabama SEC 2 13 14 11 9 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 4 4 3
Ohio State Big Ten 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4
UCLA Pac-8 14 16 12 10 13   18 19 13   19 14 14 11 5
Texas SWC 11 12 8 6 7 5 8 8 8 7 7 6 5 9 6
Arkansas SWC 19   16       20         19 19 18 7
Michigan Big Ten 3 2 2 9 12 8 7 7 7 6 4 4 6 5 8
Nebraska Big 8 7 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 7 6 9
Penn State Ind 6 10 7 12 10 9 9 9 9 8 11 10 10 8 10
Texas A&M SWC 9 8 11 8 6 6 5 5 5 4 3 3 2 2 11
Miami (OH) MAC     19     20     19 17 16 16 16 16 12
Maryland ACC 17 14   20     19 18 14 16   20 17 17 13
California Pac-8                   18 15 13 11 14 14
Pittsburgh Ind   18 15         17   20   17   20 15
Colorado Big 8         19 13 12 10 16 14 10 9 9 10 16
Southern California Pac-8 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 9 13       17
Arizona WAC 16 17 17 15 17 17 13 13 17 15 12 11 12 15 18
Georgia SEC                     20 15 15 12 19
West Virginia Ind     20 14 11 10                 20
School Conf Pre 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 Final
Auburn SEC 8 7                          
Baylor SWC         18                    
Florida SEC 15 19 13 19 20 18 14 12 11 11 14 12 13 13  
Kansas Big 8                     17   18 19  
Michigan State Big Ten 12 11       15 17 16              
Missouri Big 8   5 5 5 5 12 10 15 12 19 18 18      
North Carolina State ACC 13 15                          
Notre Dame Ind 10 9 9 7 8 15 15 14 15 12 9        
Oklahoma State Big 8       17 15 14     19            
San Diego State PCAA                 18 13          
San Jose State PCAA                         20    
South Carolina Ind               20              
Stanford Pac-8 20     18                      
Tennessee SEC 18 20 10 16 16 19 16                

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Craig Penrose (SDGST) 198
2. Steve Myer (NM) 190
  Gene Swick (TOL) 190
4. Joe Bruner (LAMON) 160
5. Jack Henderson (OR) 151
6. Pat Degnan (UT) 140
7. Greg Kokal (KENT) 133
  Scott Gardner (VA) 133
9. Joe Roth (CA) 126
10. Neftali Cortez (FREST) 125
Pass Attempts
1. Steve Myer (NM) 353
2. Craig Penrose (SDGST) 349
3. Jack Henderson (OR) 321
4. Joe Bruner (LAMON) 312
5. Gene Swick (TOL) 308
6. Pat Degnan (UT) 289
7. Greg Kokal (KENT) 276
8. Scott Gardner (VA) 272
9. Buddy Gilbert (TLN) 264
10. Roger Proffitt (SJST) 258
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Mike Kruczek (BC) 65.2
2. Gene Swick (TOL) 61.7
3. Gifford Nielsen (BYU) 61.1
4. David Williams (CO) 59.9
5. Bob Graustein (PA) 58.5
6. Clyde Walker (FLST) 57.6
7. Larry Dick (MD) 57.0
8. Craig Penrose (SDGST) 56.7
9. Dave Buckey (NCST) 56.2
10. Jim Kubacki (HARV) 56.2
Passing Yards
1. Craig Penrose (SDGST) 2660
2. Steve Myer (NM) 2501
3. Gene Swick (TOL) 2487
4. Joe Bruner (LAMON) 2025
5. Joe Roth (CA) 1880
6. Jeff Grantz* (SC) 1815
7. Steve Pisarkiewicz (MO) 1792
8. Greg Kokal (KENT) 1754
9. Bruce Hill (AZ) 1747
10. Neftali Cortez (FREST) 1674
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jim Kubacki (HARV) 9.3
2. Jeff Grantz* (SC) 8.4
3. Joe Roth (CA) 8.3
4. Joe Paopao (LBS) 8.3
5. Gifford Nielsen (BYU) 8.2
6. Bruce Hill (AZ) 8.1
7. Gene Swick (TOL) 8.1
8. Clyde Walker (FLST) 8.0
9. Steve Pisarkiewicz (MO) 7.7
10. Greg Van Ness (UTST) 7.7
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Bruce Hill (AZ) 9.2
2. Joe Roth (CA) 8.2
3. Larry Dick (MD) 8.0
4. Jim Kubacki (HARV) 7.9
5. Gifford Nielsen (BYU) 7.5
6. Jeff Grantz* (SC) 7.4
7. Randy Robertson (LATECH) 7.4
8. Gene Swick (TOL) 7.3
9. Clyde Walker (FLST) 7.2
10. David Williams (CO) 7.0
Passing Touchdowns
1. Steve Myer (NM) 21
2. Bruce Hill (AZ) 18
3. Jeff Grantz* (SC) 16
4. Gene Swick (TOL) 15
  Tony Dungy (MN) 15
  Craig Penrose (SDGST) 15
7. Joe Roth (CA) 14
8. Roger Proffitt (SJST) 13
  Jeb Blount (TLS) 13
10. Vince Ferragamo* (NE) 12
Passing Interceptions
1. Craig Penrose (SDGST) 24
2. Neftali Cortez (FREST) 22
3. Pat Degnan (UT) 21
  Buddy Gilbert (TLN) 21
5. Scott Gardner (VA) 19
6. Bob Martin (HC) 18
  Leamon Hall (ARMY) 18
8. Greg Van Ness (UTST) 17
  Greg Kokal (KENT) 17
  Jerry McManus (WAKE) 17
  Lee Cook (TXX) 17
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Jim Kubacki (HARV) 147.6
2. Bruce Hill (AZ) 140.5
3. Gifford Nielsen (BYU) 140.3
4. Joe Roth (CA) 139.9
5. Jeff Grantz* (SC) 139.5
6. Gene Swick (TOL) 137.8
7. Larry Dick (MD) 134.4
8. Clyde Walker (FLST) 133.0
9. David Williams (CO) 130.1
10. Mike Kruczek (BC) 126.8
Rush Attempts
1. Ricky Bell* (SCA) 385
2. Herb Lusk (LBS) 310
3. Louie Giammona (UTST) 303
4. Gordon Bell* (MI) 273
5. Billy Marek (WI) 272
6. Freddie Williams* (AZST) 266
7. Rob Carpenter* (MIAOH) 264
8. Walter Peacock (LOU) 262
  Archie Griffin* (OHST) 262
10. Mike Voight (NC) 259
Rushing Yards
1. Ricky Bell* (SCA) 1957
2. Tony Dorsett (PITT) 1686
3. Herb Lusk (LBS) 1596
4. Chuck Muncie (CA) 1460
5. Louie Giammona (UTST) 1454
6. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 1450
7. Freddie Williams* (AZST) 1427
8. Jimmy DuBose* (FL) 1402
9. Gordon Bell* (MI) 1390
10. Wendell Tyler* (UCLA) 1388
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. David Sims (GATECH) 8.2
2. Jerry Eckwood (AR) 7.6
3. Leroy Harris (ARST) 7.0
4. Laverne Smith (KS) 6.9
5. Glynn Harrison (GA) 6.8
6. Anthony Dogan (WTXAM) 6.8
7. Jimmy DuBose* (FL) 6.7
8. Emmitt Hamilton (APPST) 6.7
9. Wendell Tyler* (UCLA) 6.7
10. Johnny Davis (AL) 6.7
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Pete Johnson* (OHST) 25
2. David Hines (ARST) 16
3. John Sciarra* (UCLA) 14
4. Gordon Bell* (MI) 13
  Ricky Bell* (SCA) 13
  Earl Campbell (TX) 13
  Billy Marek (WI) 13
  Tony Dorsett (PITT) 13
  Herb Lusk (LBS) 13
  Chuck Muncie (CA) 13
  Rob Carpenter* (MIAOH) 13
Receptions
1. Dave Quehl (HC) 63
2. Preston Dennard (NM) 59
3. Duke Fergerson (SDGST) 57
  Steve Rivera (CA) 57
5. Bob Farnham (BROWN) 56
6. Tony Hill (STAN) 55
7. Fuzzy Filliez (MARSH) 54
8. Pat Tilley (LATECH) 53
9. John Jefferson* (AZST) 52
  Greg Bauer (OR) 52
Receiving Yards
1. Steve Largent (TLS) 1000
2. Preston Dennard (NM) 962
3. Dave Quehl (HC) 959
4. Henry Marshall (MO) 945
5. Pat Tilley (LATECH) 926
6. John Jefferson* (AZST) 921
7. Tony Hill (STAN) 916
8. Duke Fergerson (SDGST) 886
9. Larry Seivers (TN) 840
10. Wesley Walker (CA) 839
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Kelvin Kirk (DAYT) 24.5
2. Wesley Walker (CA) 23.3
3. Mike Barber (LATECH) 23.1
4. Jim Smith* (MI) 23.0
5. Mark Twitty (RUT) 22.7
6. Tom Fleming (DART) 21.8
7. Craig Brantley (CLEM) 21.6
8. Henry Marshall (MO) 21.5
9. John Van Der Wouden (BYU) 21.4
10. Mike Andress (BALLST) 20.9
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Steve Largent (TLS) 14
2. Wesley Walker (CA) 9
  Henry Marshall (MO) 9
4. Tom Fleming (DART) 8
  Theopolis Bell (AZ) 8
  John Zeglinski (WAKE) 8
7. Bobby Thomas* (NE) 7
  Bob McDermott (HARV) 7
  Tony Hill (STAN) 7
  Terry Gallaher (ECAR) 7
  Scott Piper (AZ) 7
  Tony Barnes (DRAKE) 7
  Mark Twitty (RUT) 7
  Fuzzy Filliez (MARSH) 7
  Phillip Logan* (SC) 7
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Ricky Bell* (SCA) 389
2. Herb Lusk (LBS) 320
3. Louie Giammona (UTST) 310
4. Billy Marek (WI) 282
5. Gordon Bell* (MI) 280
6. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 276
7. Freddie Williams* (AZST) 274
8. Rob Carpenter* (MIAOH) 272
9. Walter Peacock (LOU) 270
10. Chuck Muncie (CA) 267
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Ricky Bell* (SCA) 2057
2. Tony Dorsett (PITT) 1877
3. Chuck Muncie (CA) 1852
4. Herb Lusk (LBS) 1658
5. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 1620
6. Freddie Williams* (AZST) 1510
7. Louie Giammona (UTST) 1487
8. Gordon Bell* (MI) 1474
9. Jimmy DuBose* (FL) 1410
10. Billy Marek (WI) 1394
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Pete Johnson* (OHST) 26
2. David Hines (ARST) 17
3. Herb Lusk (LBS) 16
  Tony Dorsett (PITT) 16
5. Chuck Muncie (CA) 15
6. Dave Preston (BGSU) 14
  Gordon Bell* (MI) 14
  Ricky Bell* (SCA) 14
  Steve Largent (TLS) 14
  John Sciarra* (UCLA) 14
Total Plays
1. Gene Swick (TOL) 480
2. Jack Henderson (OR) 413
3. Steve Myer (NM) 400
4. Ricky Bell* (SCA) 385
5. Craig Penrose (SDGST) 383
6. Rich Lilienthal (OH) 378
7. Pat Degnan (UT) 374
8. Joe Bruner (LAMON) 370
9. Greg Kokal (KENT) 366
10. Sherman Smith* (MIAOH) 361
Total Yards
1. Gene Swick (TOL) 2706
2. Craig Penrose (SDGST) 2490
3. Steve Myer (NM) 2369
4. Jeff Grantz* (SC) 2288
5. John Sciarra* (UCLA) 2100
6. Joe Bruner (LAMON) 2035
7. Bruce Hill (AZ) 2021
8. Greg Kokal (KENT) 2010
9. Ricky Bell* (SCA) 1957
10. David Williams (CO) 1854
Total Touchdowns
1. Jeff Grantz* (SC) 28
2. Pete Johnson* (OHST) 25
3. Bruce Hill (AZ) 23
  Gene Swick (TOL) 23
  Steve Myer (NM) 23
6. John Sciarra* (UCLA) 22
7. Roger Proffitt (SJST) 20
  Tony Dungy (MN) 20
9. David Hines (ARST) 18
10. Robby Price (APPST) 16
  Joe Roth (CA) 16
  Jim Kubacki (HARV) 16
  Sherman Smith* (MIAOH) 16
  Richard Todd (AL) 16
  Bob Bateman (BROWN) 16