Defensive end Tom Chandler received the team's Most Valuable Player award. End Doug Kingsriter was named an All-American by the Associated Press and Bob Hope. Kingsriter and linebacker Bill Light were named All-Big Ten first team. Quarterback Craig Curry, fullback Ernie Cook and offensive tackle Jack Babcock were named All-Big Ten second team.Offensive lineman Bart Buetow and linebacker Ron King were named Academic All-Big Ten.
Total attendance for the season was 207,662, which averaged to 34,610. The season high for attendance was against Michigan.