Quarterback Tony Dungy received the team's most valuable player award for the second consecutive year. Strong safety George Adzick was named All-Big Ten first team. Dungy, wide receiver Ron Kullas and defensive lineman George Washington were named All-Big Ten second team. Dungy, offensive lineman Brien Harvey, fullback Kent Kitzmann and cornerback Bob Weber were named Academic All-Big Ten. Terry Matula was named Offensive Lineman of the Year. Jim Perkins was the Big Ten's third leading scorer with 78 points on 13 rushing touchdowns.
Total attendance for the season was 257,878, which averaged to 42,979. The season high for attendance was against rival Iowa.