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1997 Big 12 Conference Year Summary

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Record*: 75-65, .536 W-L% (5th of 11) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 77-63 by NCAA.

SRS: 2.15 (5th of 11) ▪ SOS: 1.48 (5th of 11)

Division Champions: Nebraska (North) and Texas A&M (South)
Conference Champion: Nebraska (Won Championship Game 54-15)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Colorado, Kansas State, Nebraska and Texas)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
North W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Nebraska 13 0 1.000 8 0 1.000 46.7 16.5 22.30 2.53
Kansas State 11 1 .917 7 1 .875 34.8 14.8 15.43 -0.07
Missouri 7 5 .583 5 3 .625 32.7 30.6 4.97 1.88
Colorado 5 6 .455 3 5 .375 27.3 26.8 5.34 5.97
Kansas 5 6 .455 3 5 .375 16.1 25.4 -5.55 0.26 W-L-T adjusted to 6-5 by NCAA.
Iowa State 1 10 .091 1 7 .125 19.5 44.8 -12.28 4.53 W-L-T adjusted to 2-9 by NCAA.
South W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Texas A&M 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 34.2 18.2 7.22 -1.40
Oklahoma State 8 4 .667 5 3 .625 29.3 19.4 4.86 -2.81
Texas Tech 6 5 .545 5 3 .625 22.3 19.7 3.05 0.96
Texas 4 7 .364 2 6 .250 25.7 33.3 -4.72 0.10
Oklahoma 4 8 .333 2 6 .250 19.3 31.6 -5.08 2.34
Baylor 2 9 .182 1 7 .125 18.2 34.1 -9.73 3.45

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/25 9/2 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 12/8 Final
Nebraska 6 6 6 6 7 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 3 3 2 2 2 2
Kansas State 23 22 21 20 20 18 17 22 20 14 13 11 10 9 11 10 10 8
Texas A&M           22 21 15 14 20 25 21 18 16 15 14 20 20
Missouri                         25 21 19 19 19 23
Oklahoma State               20 16 12 19 25 24   25 24 24 24
Colorado 8 8 8 8 15 16 16 24                    
Texas 12 12 12 11                            

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1998-01-02 Orange Bowl Nebraska 42 Tennessee 17 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1998-01-01 Cotton Bowl UCLA 29 Texas A&M 23 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1997-12-31 Fiesta Bowl Kansas State 35 Syracuse 18 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1997-12-30 Alamo Bowl Purdue 33 Oklahoma State 20 Alamo Bowl (San Antonio, TX)
1997-12-29 Holiday Bowl Colorado State 35 Missouri 24 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. John Hessler (CO) 181
2. Todd Bandhauer (IAST) 180
3. Jeff Watson (BAY) 143
4. Zebbie Lethridge (TXTECH) 134
5. James Brown (TX) 133
6. Branndon Stewart (TXAM) 111
7. Corby Jones (MO) 102
8. Scott Frost (NE) 88
9. Michael Bishop (KSST) 80
10. Tony Lindsay (OKST) 76

Pass Attempts

1. Todd Bandhauer (IAST) 374
2. John Hessler (CO) 338
3. James Brown (TX) 267
4. Zebbie Lethridge (TXTECH) 261
5. Jeff Watson (BAY) 260
6. Branndon Stewart (TXAM) 196
7. Corby Jones (MO) 191
8. Michael Bishop (KSST) 185
9. Scott Frost (NE) 159
10. Zac Wegner (KS) 144

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Branndon Stewart (TXAM) 56.6
2. Jeff Watson (BAY) 55.0
3. John Hessler (CO) 53.6
4. Corby Jones (MO) 53.4
5. Zebbie Lethridge (TXTECH) 51.3
6. James Brown (TX) 49.8
7. Todd Bandhauer (IAST) 48.1
8. Michael Bishop (KSST) 43.2

Passing Yards

1. Todd Bandhauer (IAST) 2514
2. John Hessler (CO) 2478
3. James Brown (TX) 1676
4. Corby Jones (MO) 1658
5. Zebbie Lethridge (TXTECH) 1622
6. Michael Bishop (KSST) 1557
7. Jeff Watson (BAY) 1550
8. Branndon Stewart (TXAM) 1429
9. Scott Frost (NE) 1237
10. Tony Lindsay (OKST) 1172

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Corby Jones (MO) 8.7
2. Michael Bishop (KSST) 8.4
3. John Hessler (CO) 7.3
4. Branndon Stewart (TXAM) 7.3
5. Todd Bandhauer (IAST) 6.7
6. James Brown (TX) 6.3
7. Zebbie Lethridge (TXTECH) 6.2
8. Jeff Watson (BAY) 6.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Corby Jones (MO) 8.5
2. Michael Bishop (KSST) 7.9
3. Branndon Stewart (TXAM) 7.4
4. Todd Bandhauer (IAST) 6.7
5. John Hessler (CO) 6.0
6. Zebbie Lethridge (TXTECH) 6.0
7. Jeff Watson (BAY) 5.0
8. James Brown (TX) 4.8

Passing Touchdowns

1. Todd Bandhauer (IAST) 20
2. John Hessler (CO) 14
3. Michael Bishop (KSST) 13
4. Corby Jones (MO) 12
5. Branndon Stewart (TXAM) 10
6. Tony Lindsay (OKST) 9
7. Zebbie Lethridge (TXTECH) 6
8. Chris Chaloupka (OKST) 5
  Jeff Watson (BAY) 5
  Scott Frost (NE) 5
  James Brown (TX) 5

Passing Interceptions

1. John Hessler (CO) 16
2. James Brown (TX) 11
3. Todd Bandhauer (IAST) 9
4. Justin Fuente (OK) 8
  Michael Bishop (KSST) 8
  Jeff Watson (BAY) 8
7. Corby Jones (MO) 6
  Eric Moore (OK) 6
9. Tony Lindsay (OKST) 5
  Zac Wegner (KS) 5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Corby Jones (MO) 140.8
2. Branndon Stewart (TXAM) 130.6
3. Michael Bishop (KSST) 128.5
4. John Hessler (CO) 119.3
5. Todd Bandhauer (IAST) 117.4
6. Zebbie Lethridge (TXTECH) 108.1
7. Jeff Watson (BAY) 105.3
8. James Brown (TX) 100.5

Rush Attempts

1. Ricky Williams (TX) 279
2. Ahman Green (NE) 278
3. Darren Davis (IAST) 212
4. Ricky Williams (TXTECH) 201
5. Eric Vann (KS) 196
6. De'Mond Parker (OK) 194
7. Corby Jones (MO) 183
8. Scott Frost (NE) 176
9. Eric Hickson (KSST) 169
10. Nathan Simmons (OKST) 166

Rushing Yards

1. Ricky Williams (TX) 1893
2. Ahman Green (NE) 1877
3. De'Mond Parker (OK) 1143
4. Scott Frost (NE) 1095
5. Darren Davis (IAST) 1005
6. Dante Hall (TXAM) 973
7. Ricky Williams (TXTECH) 894
8. Corby Jones (MO) 887
9. Jamaal Fobbs (OKST) 846
10. Sirr Parker (TXAM) 800

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ernest Blackwell (MO) 7.5
2. Dante Hall (TXAM) 7.3
3. Ricky Williams (TX) 6.8
4. Ahman Green (NE) 6.8
5. Darrell Bush (BAY) 6.7
6. Joel Makovicka (NE) 6.5
7. Scott Frost (NE) 6.2
8. De'Mond Parker (OK) 5.9
9. D'Andre Hardeman (TXAM) 5.6
10. Sirr Parker (TXAM) 5.4

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Ricky Williams (TX) 25
2. Ahman Green (NE) 22
3. Scott Frost (NE) 19
4. Corby Jones (MO) 14
5. Brock Olivo (MO) 11
6. Sirr Parker (TXAM) 10
7. Michael Bishop (KSST) 9
  Tony Lindsay (OKST) 9
  Eric Hickson (KSST) 9
  Dante Hall (TXAM) 9
  Joel Makovicka (NE) 9

Receiving Yards

1. Tyrone Watley (IAST) 827
2. Phil Savoy (CO) 659
3. Donnie Hart (TXTECH) 609
4. Kent Layman (MO) 534
  Ed Williams (IAST) 534
6. Malcolm McKenzie (TXTECH) 462
7. Darrin Chiaverini (CO) 461
8. Stephen Alexander (OK) 450
9. Darnell McDonald (KSST) 441
10. Derrick Spiller (TXAM) 436

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Kent Layman (MO) 25.4
2. Darnell McDonald (KSST) 21.0
3. Derrick Spiller (TXAM) 17.4
4. Daman Green (IAST) 17.4
5. Tyrone Watley (IAST) 16.5
6. Stephen Alexander (OK) 15.5
7. Phil Savoy (CO) 15.3
8. Donnie Hart (TXTECH) 14.9
9. Michael Chandler (KS) 14.8
10. Alonzo Mayes (OKST) 14.6

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Tyrone Watley (IAST) 8
2. Alonzo Mayes (OKST) 7
3. Darnell McDonald (KSST) 6
4. Ed Williams (IAST) 5
  Phil Savoy (CO) 5
6. Donnie Hart (TXTECH) 4
  Eddie Brooks (MO) 4
  Marcus Stiggers (CO) 4
  Kent Layman (MO) 4
  Derrick Spiller (TXAM) 4
  Termaine Fulton (KS) 4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Ricky Williams (TX) 299
2. Ahman Green (NE) 292
3. Darren Davis (IAST) 228
4. Ricky Williams (TXTECH) 211
5. Eric Vann (KS) 209
6. De'Mond Parker (OK) 205
7. Corby Jones (MO) 183
8. Nathan Simmons (OKST) 177
9. Eric Hickson (KSST) 176
  Scott Frost (NE) 176

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Ricky Williams (TX) 2043
2. Ahman Green (NE) 1982
3. De'Mond Parker (OK) 1283
4. Darren Davis (IAST) 1135
5. Scott Frost (NE) 1095
6. Dante Hall (TXAM) 1070
7. Ricky Williams (TXTECH) 1024
8. Sirr Parker (TXAM) 994
9. Jamaal Fobbs (OKST) 985
10. Eric Vann (KS) 910

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Ricky Williams (TX) 25
2. Ahman Green (NE) 22
3. Scott Frost (NE) 19
4. Corby Jones (MO) 14
5. Brock Olivo (MO) 12
6. Joel Makovicka (NE) 10
  Eric Hickson (KSST) 10
  Sirr Parker (TXAM) 10
9. D'Andre Hardeman (TXAM) 9
  Michael Bishop (KSST) 9
  Tony Lindsay (OKST) 9
  Dante Hall (TXAM) 9

Total Plays

1. Todd Bandhauer (IAST) 426
2. John Hessler (CO) 413
3. Corby Jones (MO) 374
4. Zebbie Lethridge (TXTECH) 368
5. Jeff Watson (BAY) 336
6. Scott Frost (NE) 335
7. Michael Bishop (KSST) 332
8. James Brown (TX) 308
9. Ricky Williams (TX) 280
10. Ahman Green (NE) 278

Total Yards

1. John Hessler (CO) 2666
2. Corby Jones (MO) 2545
3. Scott Frost (NE) 2332
4. Todd Bandhauer (IAST) 2135
5. Michael Bishop (KSST) 2123
6. Ricky Williams (TX) 1920
7. Ahman Green (NE) 1877
8. Zebbie Lethridge (TXTECH) 1755
9. Tony Lindsay (OKST) 1736
10. James Brown (TX) 1705

Total Touchdowns

1. Corby Jones (MO) 26
  Ricky Williams (TX) 26
3. Scott Frost (NE) 24
4. Ahman Green (NE) 22
  Michael Bishop (KSST) 22
6. Todd Bandhauer (IAST) 20
7. John Hessler (CO) 19
8. Tony Lindsay (OKST) 18
9. Zebbie Lethridge (TXTECH) 13
10. Branndon Stewart (TXAM) 12