Defensive back Jeff Wright received the team's Most Valuable Player award. Linebacker Bill Light and defensive back Jeff Wright were named All-Big Ten first team. Offensive tackle Alvin Hawes, running back Barry Mayer and safety Walt Bowser were named All-Big Ten second team. Mayer was named an Academic All-American. Mayer was also named Academic All-Big Ten. The team included offensive lineman, Richard Fliehr, better known as professional wrestler Ric Flair.
Total attendance for the season was 225,468, which averaged to 45,093. The season high for attendance was against Nebraska.