Statistics Summary for 1976 
 

  Date Opponent   Score   Attend   Site Notes
* 9/11/1976 at Ohio State L 21-49 86509 Columbus, Ohio
9/18/1976 WYOMING W 21-10 57183 East Lansing, Mich.
9/25/1976 at North Carolina State T 31-31 38300 Raleigh, NC.
* 10/2/1976 NOTRE DAME L 6-24 77081 East Lansing, Mich.
* 10/9/1976 at Michigan L 10-42 104211 Ann Arbor, Mich.
* 10/16/1976 MINNESOTA L 10-14 56166 East Lansing, Mich.
* 10/23/1976 at Illinois W 31-23 52680 Champaign, Ill.
* 10/30/1976 PURDUE W 45-13 52222 East Lansing, Mich.
* 11/6/1976 INDIANA W 23-0 50376 East Lansing, Mich.
* 11/13/1976 at Northwestern L 21-42 15204 Evanston, Ill.
* 11/20/1976 IOWA L 17-30 48412 East Lansing, Mich.
 
Overall: 4-6-1
Conference: 3-6
Home: 3-3
Away: 1-3-1
Neutral: 0-0


Rushing g att gain loss net avg td long avg/g
Baes, Rich 11 187 931 0 931 5.0 7 65 84.6
Earley, Jim 11 64 356 2 354 5.5 1 22 32.2
Gibson, Kirk 11 4 53 12 41 10.2 0 31 3.7
Jackson, Levi 10 80 256 12 244 3.0 1 19 24.4
Lawson, Marshal 10 19 58 35 23 1.2 0 10 2.3
Middleton, Lonn 11 3 26 0 26 8.7 1 14 2.4
Robinson, Ken 5 1 0 10 -10 -10.0 0 0 -2.0
Rollick, Nick 9 23 107 10 97 4.2 1 13 10.8
Smith, Ed 10 20 58 69 -11 -0.6 0 11 -1.1
Williams, Leon 7 43 240 4 236 5.5 1 21 33.7
Team totals 11 444 2129 198 1931 4.3 12 65 175.5
Opp totals 11 575 3100 279 2821 4.9 29 31 256.5
 

Passing g comp-att-int pct yds td long avg/g effic
Lawson, Marshal 10 37-76-3 48.7 526 3 82 52.6 111.95
Robinson, Ken 5 2-3-0 66.7 47 1 28 9.4 308.27
Smith, Ed 10 132-257-10 51.4 1749 13 63 174.9 117.44
Willingham, Ty 11 0-1-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0.00
Team totals 11 171-337-13 50.7 2322 17 82 211.1 117.55
Opp totals 11 84-171-6 49.1 1278 4 49 116.2 112.60
 
Receiving g no. yds avg td long avg/g
Baes, Rich 11 20 125 6.2 0 17 11.4
Brammer, Mark 11 24 272 11.3 1 29 24.7
Byrd, Eugene 11 31 539 17.4 3 43 49.0
Cobb, Mike 5 15 170 11.3 2 23 34.0
DeRose, Dan 10 5 65 13.0 0 22 6.5
Earley, Jim 11 5 42 8.4 0 12 3.8
Gibson, Kirk 11 39 748 19.2 7 82 68.0
Jackson, Levi 10 9 126 14.0 2 58 12.6
Radelet, Dave 11 3 40 13.3 2 29 3.6
Rollick, Nick 9 3 23 7.7 0 9 2.6
Williams, Leon 7 3 39 13.0 0 24 5.6
Willingham, Ty 11 14 133 9.5 0 21 12.1
Team totals 11 171 2322 13.6 17 82 211.1
Opp totals 11 84 1278 15.2 4 49 116.2
 
Scoring g td fg k-pat 2xp dxp saf pts
Baes, Rich 11 7 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 42
Brammer, Mark 11 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Byrd, Eugene 11 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 18
Cobb, Mike 5 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 12
Earley, Jim 11 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Gibson, Kirk 11 7 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 42
Jackson, Levi 10 3 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 20
Middleton, Lonn 11 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Nielson, Hans 11 0 11-22 27-27 0 0 0 60
Radelet, Dave 11 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 12
Rollick, Nick 9 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Williams, Leon 7 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Team totals 11 29 11-22 27-27 1 0 0 236
Opp totals 11 35 11-17 33-33 1 0 0 278
 
Total offense g rush pass total avg/g
Baes, Rich 11 931 0 931 84.6
Earley, Jim 11 354 0 354 32.2
Gibson, Kirk 11 41 0 41 3.7
Jackson, Levi 10 244 0 244 24.4
Lawson, Marshal 10 23 526 549 54.9
Middleton, Lonn 11 26 0 26 2.4
Robinson, Ken 5 -10 47 37 7.4
Rollick, Nick 9 97 0 97 10.8
Smith, Ed 10 -11 1749 1738 173.8
Williams, Leon 7 236 0 236 33.7
Team totals 11 1931 2322 4253 386.6
Opp totals 11 2821 1278 4099 372.6
 
Punt returns no. yards td long avg
DeRose, Dan 4 15 0 8 3.8
Hannon, Tom 2 17 0 11 8.5
Otis, Steve 1 0 0 0 0.0
Willingham, Ty 24 149 0 22 6.2
Team totals 31 181 0 22 5.8
Opp totals 15 180 1 63 12.0
 
Kick returns no. yards td long avg
Jackson, Levi 1 11 0 11 11.0
Marshall, Mike 1 15 0 15 15.0
Middleton, Lonn 4 35 0 12 8.8
Stanton, Jerome 9 173 0 34 19.2
Willingham, Ty 23 454 0 42 19.7
Team totals 38 688 0 34 18.1
Opp totals 23 482 0 73 21.0
 
Interceptions no. yards td long avg
Duda, Dave 2 9 0 9 0.2
Jones, Ken 3 40 0 23 0.1
Stanton, Jerome 1 1 0 1 1.0
Team totals 6 50 0 23 0.1
Opp totals 13 183 1 60 0.1
 
Fumble returns no. yards td long avg
Team totals 0 0 0 0 0.0
Opp totals 0 0 0 0 0.0
 
All purpose g rush rcv pr kr ir total avg/g
Baes, Rich 11 931 125 0 0 0 1056 96.0
Brammer, Mark 11 0 272 0 0 0 272 24.7
Byrd, Eugene 11 0 539 0 0 0 539 49.0
Cobb, Mike 5 0 170 0 0 0 170 34.0
DeRose, Dan 10 0 65 15 0 0 80 8.0
Duda, Dave 11 0 0 0 0 9 9 0.8
Earley, Jim 11 354 42 0 0 0 396 36.0
Gibson, Kirk 11 41 748 0 0 0 789 71.7
Hannon, Tom 11 0 0 17 0 0 17 1.5
Jackson, Levi 10 244 126 0 11 0 381 38.1
Jones, Ken 11 0 0 0 0 40 40 3.6
Lawson, Marshal 10 23 0 0 0 0 23 2.3
Marshall, Mike 11 0 0 0 15 0 15 1.4
Middleton, Lonn 11 26 0 0 35 0 61 5.5
Radelet, Dave 11 0 40 0 0 0 40 3.6
Robinson, Ken 5 -10 0 0 0 0 -10 -2.0
Rollick, Nick 9 97 23 0 0 0 120 13.3
Smith, Ed 10 -11 0 0 0 0 -11 -1.1
Stanton, Jerome 11 0 0 0 173 1 174 15.8
Williams, Leon 7 236 39 0 0 0 275 39.3
Willingham, Ty 11 0 133 149 454 0 736 66.9
Team totals 11 1931 2322 181 688 50 5172 470.2
Opp totals 11 2821 1278 180 482 183 4944 449.5
 
Punting no. yds avg lg tb fc i20 50+ blk
Birney, Tom 44 1677 38.1 62 0 0 0 0 0
Campion, Bob 5 171 34.2 44 0 0 0 0 0
Team totals 49 1848 37.7 62 0 0 0 0 0
Opp totals 50 1947 38.9 63 0 0 0 0 0
 
Field goals made att pct long blkd
Nielson, Hans 11 22 50.0 48 0
Team totals 11 22 50.0 48 0
Opp totals 11 17 64.7 0 0
 
Extra points g ua a tot tfl-yds sack-yds int-yds brup qbh fr-yds ff blk saf
Anderson, Mark 10 9 12 21 - - - - - - - - -
Baes, Rich 11 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Bass, Dan 11 55 56 111 4.0 - 15 - - 3 - 2 - 0 - - -
Bethea, Larry 10 36 27 63 12.0 - 77 9.0 - 61 - - - 1 - 0 2 - -
Birney, Tom 11 3 0 3 - - - - - - - - -
Breslin, John 10 9 9 18 2.0 - 6 - - - - - - - -
Byrd, Eugene 11 2 0 2 - - - - - - - - -
Cobb, Mike 5 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Cole, Tom 11 0 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
Dean, Mike 10 5 1 6 - - - - - - - - -
Decker, Mike 1 1 2 3 - - - - - - - - -
Densmore, Mike 8 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Duda, Dave 11 22 18 40 2.0 - 19 - 2 - 9 2 - - 2 - -
Epolito, Jim 10 6 9 15 2.0 - 4 - - 1 - - - - -
Fedore, Craig 9 26 39 65 2.0 - 6 - - - - 1 - 0 1 - -
Fields, Angelo 9 7 13 20 - - - - - - - - -
Foster, Matt 10 3 5 8 - - - - - - - - -
Gibson, Kirk 11 2 0 2 - - - - - - - - -
Griffin, Curt 7 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Hannon, Tom 11 68 40 108 3.0 - 10 - - 8 - - - - -
Hans, Mike 6 3 0 3 - - - - - - - - -
Imhoff, Mike 3 3 3 6 - - - 1 - - - - -
Jackson, Levi 10 0 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
Jones, Eric 10 1 4 5 - - - - - - - - -
Land, Melvin 8 32 27 59 6.0 - 20 - - - - 3 - 0 3 - -
Lantz, Doug 11 1 6 7 - - - - - 2 - 0 - - -
Lawson, Marshal 10 0 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
Lonce, Craig 11 27 31 58 3.0 - 14 - - - - 1 - 0 1 - -
Malinosky, John 8 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Marshall, Mike 11 3 2 5 2.0 - 3 - - - - - - - -
Peterson, Tom 8 0 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
Pitts, Al 10 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Radelet, Dave 11 0 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
Rollick, Nick 9 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Rudzinski, Paul 8 34 30 64 4.0 - 10 - - 3 - 1 - 0 - - -
Savage, Larry 9 27 32 59 8.0 - 31 - - 2 - 4 - 0 - - -
Smith, Ed 10 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Smith, Otto 11 43 48 91 6.0 - 28 - - 1 - 1 - 0 - - -
Stanton, Jerome 11 10 5 15 1.0 - 5 - 1 - 1 2 - - 1 - -
Thomas, James 8 3 6 9 - - - - - - - - -
Willingham, Ty 11 2 0 2 - - - - - - - - -
Team totals 11 472 451 923 58.0 - 249 - 6 - 50 24 - 17 - 0 26 - -
Opp totals 11 0 0 0 - - 13 - 183 - - - - - -
 
Team statistics Team totals Opponent
1st downs rushing 101 130
1st downs passing 103 56
1st downs penalty 12 9
1st downs total 216 195
Penalties against 46 42
Penalty yards 390 355
Fumbles 21 26
Fumbles lost 16 17
3rd-down convert 0-0 0-0
4th-down convert 0-0 0-0
Time of possession 0:00 0:00
Misc yards 0 0