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1959 Big Seven Conference Leaders

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Record: 36-35-0, .507 W-L% (7th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 5.37 (5th of 12) ▪ SOS: 4.95 (5th of 12)

Conference Champion: Oklahoma

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Oklahoma)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Missouri and Oklahoma)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Gale Weidner (CO) 100
2. John Solmos (KSST) 49
3. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 43
4. Phillip Snowden (MO) 33
5. Ron Blaylock (KSST) 28
6. Harry Tolly (NE) 19
  Bobby Boyd (OK) 19
8. Duane Morris (KS) 17
9. Leland Flachsbarth (KS) 14
10. Bob Cornell (OK) 11
11. Robert Haas (MO) 10
12. Frank Montera (CO) 9
13. Kent McConnell (KSST) 8
14. Ron Taylor (MO) 6
  Paul Sullivan (IAST) 6
16. John Hadl (KS) 5
  Donnie Smith (MO) 5
  Joe Dowler (CO) 5
  Thomas Kramer (NE) 5
  Gary Kershner (KSST) 5
Pass Attempts
1. Gale Weidner (CO) 207
2. John Solmos (KSST) 114
3. Phillip Snowden (MO) 83
4. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 80
5. Bobby Boyd (OK) 54
6. Harry Tolly (NE) 53
7. Ron Blaylock (KSST) 50
8. Robert Haas (MO) 33
9. Duane Morris (KS) 30
10. Leland Flachsbarth (KS) 27
11. Bob Cornell (OK) 25
12. Kent McConnell (KSST) 24
13. Gary Kershner (KSST) 20
14. Frank Montera (CO) 16
15. Ron Meade (NE) 15
16. John Hadl (KS) 14
  Ron Taylor (MO) 14
18. Thomas Kramer (NE) 12
  Joe Rutigliano (NE) 12
  Joe Dowler (CO) 12
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Gale Weidner (CO) 48.3
Passing Yards
1. Gale Weidner (CO) 1200
2. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 609
3. John Solmos (KSST) 585
4. Phillip Snowden (MO) 415
5. Leland Flachsbarth (KS) 345
6. Bobby Boyd (OK) 256
7. Ron Blaylock (KSST) 249
8. Harry Tolly (NE) 200
9. Bob Cornell (OK) 188
10. Duane Morris (KS) 152
11. Robert Haas (MO) 145
12. Donnie Smith (MO) 106
13. Frank Montera (CO) 100
14. Paul Sullivan (IAST) 91
15. Thomas Kramer (NE) 68
16. Ron Taylor (MO) 65
17. Kent McConnell (KSST) 58
18. John Hadl (KS) 50
19. Pat Fischer (NE) 48
20. Jackie Holt (OK) 47
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Gale Weidner (CO) 5.8
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Gale Weidner (CO) 3.6
Passing Touchdowns
1. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 8
2. Gale Weidner (CO) 7
3. Harry Tolly (NE) 4
  Phillip Snowden (MO) 4
5. John Solmos (KSST) 3
6. John Hadl (KS) 2
  Ron Blaylock (KSST) 2
  Bob Cornell (OK) 2
  Leland Flachsbarth (KS) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Gale Weidner (CO) 13
2. Phillip Snowden (MO) 10
3. Bobby Boyd (OK) 8
4. Harry Tolly (NE) 7
5. Ron Blaylock (KSST) 6
  John Solmos (KSST) 6
7. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 5
  Robert Haas (MO) 5
9. Leland Flachsbarth (KS) 3
  Gary Kershner (KSST) 3
11. John Hadl (KS) 2
  Ron Meade (NE) 2
  Thomas Kramer (NE) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Gale Weidner (CO) 95.6
Rush Attempts
1. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 207
2. Tom Watkins (IAST) 161
3. Bobby Boyd (OK) 144
4. Prentice Gautt (OK) 130
5. Mel West (MO) 122
6. Dave Rife (CO) 96
7. Curtis McClinton (KS) 91
8. Robert Haas (MO) 88
9. Pat Fischer (NE) 87
10. Ronnie Hartline (OK) 85
11. Carroll Zaruba (NE) 82
12. Donnie Smith (MO) 74
13. Dale Evans (KSST) 70
14. John Hadl (KS) 68
  Harry Tolly (NE) 68
16. Doyle Schick (KS) 64
17. Brewster Hobby (OK) 62
18. Norris Stevenson (MO) 60
19. James Miles (MO) 59
20. Jerry Steffen (CO) 58
  Don Maurer (CO) 58
Rushing Yards
1. Tom Watkins (IAST) 843
2. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 749
3. Prentice Gautt (OK) 674
4. Mel West (MO) 556
5. Bobby Boyd (OK) 508
6. Ronnie Hartline (OK) 487
7. Curtis McClinton (KS) 472
8. Carroll Zaruba (NE) 463
9. Donnie Smith (MO) 377
10. Mickey Fitzgerald (IAST) 374
11. John Hadl (KS) 348
12. Doyle Schick (KS) 306
13. Pat Fischer (NE) 300
14. Dave Rife (CO) 275
15. Brewster Hobby (OK) 274
16. Norris Stevenson (MO) 267
17. Dale Evans (KSST) 245
18. Robert Haas (MO) 208
19. Dick Carpenter (OK) 204
20. Clay White (NE) 203
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Ronnie Hartline (OK) 5.7
2. Carroll Zaruba (NE) 5.6
3. Tom Watkins (IAST) 5.2
4. Curtis McClinton (KS) 5.2
5. Prentice Gautt (OK) 5.2
6. John Hadl (KS) 5.1
7. Donnie Smith (MO) 5.1
8. Doyle Schick (KS) 4.8
9. Mel West (MO) 4.6
10. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 3.6
11. Bobby Boyd (OK) 3.5
12. Dale Evans (KSST) 3.5
13. Pat Fischer (NE) 3.4
14. Dave Rife (CO) 2.9
15. Robert Haas (MO) 2.4
16. Harry Tolly (NE) 2.1
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 9
2. Tom Watkins (IAST) 7
3. Gale Weidner (CO) 5
4. Mickey Fitzgerald (IAST) 3
5. Dave Rife (CO) 2
  Don Maurer (CO) 2
  Joe Burden (IAST) 2
Receptions
1. Don Webb (IAST) 24
2. Dale Evans (KSST) 23
3. Chuck McBride (CO) 16
4. Jerry Steffen (CO) 14
5. Russell Sloan (MO) 13
  Vern Osborne (KSST) 13
7. Jerry Hillebrand (CO) 12
  Chuck Weiss (CO) 12
9. Gary Henson (CO) 11
  Don Maurer (CO) 11
  Dave Rife (CO) 11
12. Brewster Hobby (OK) 10
  Bill Gallagher (KSST) 10
14. Mickey Fitzgerald (IAST) 9
  Marvin LaRose (MO) 9
16. Donnie Smith (MO) 8
  Joe Vader (KSST) 8
18. Mel West (MO) 7
  John Peppercorn (KS) 7
  George Whitney (KSST) 7
  Clay White (NE) 7
  Dick Carpenter (OK) 7
  John Hadl (KS) 7
  Bill Elkins (CO) 7
Receiving Yards
1. Don Webb (IAST) 309
2. Dale Evans (KSST) 224
3. Gary Henson (CO) 201
4. Jerry Hillebrand (CO) 196
5. Chuck McBride (CO) 189
6. Mickey Fitzgerald (IAST) 179
7. Don Maurer (CO) 171
8. Vern Osborne (KSST) 170
9. Brewster Hobby (OK) 143
10. Marvin LaRose (MO) 142
11. Dave Rife (CO) 129
12. Russell Sloan (MO) 128
13. John Hadl (KS) 126
14. Donnie Smith (MO) 121
  Dick Carpenter (OK) 121
16. Jerry Steffen (CO) 119
17. Joe Vader (KSST) 100
18. Thomas Carpenter (MO) 99
19. Jackie Holt (OK) 97
20. Chuck Weiss (CO) 91
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Don Webb (IAST) 12.9
2. Dale Evans (KSST) 9.7
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Mickey Fitzgerald (IAST) 4
2. Dale Evans (KSST) 3
  Russell Sloan (MO) 3
4. Vern Osborne (KSST) 2
  Dale Pidcock (MO) 2
  Carroll Zaruba (NE) 2
  Don Webb (IAST) 2
  Gary Henson (CO) 2
  Curtis McClinton (KS) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 207
2. Tom Watkins (IAST) 163
3. Bobby Boyd (OK) 144
4. Prentice Gautt (OK) 130
5. Mel West (MO) 129
6. Dave Rife (CO) 107
7. Curtis McClinton (KS) 97
8. Dale Evans (KSST) 93
9. Pat Fischer (NE) 91
10. Robert Haas (MO) 88
11. Ronnie Hartline (OK) 85
12. Carroll Zaruba (NE) 84
13. Donnie Smith (MO) 82
14. John Hadl (KS) 75
15. Jerry Steffen (CO) 72
  Brewster Hobby (OK) 72
17. Don Maurer (CO) 69
18. Chuck Weiss (CO) 68
  Harry Tolly (NE) 68
20. Doyle Schick (KS) 64
  Norris Stevenson (MO) 64
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Tom Watkins (IAST) 875
2. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 749
3. Prentice Gautt (OK) 674
4. Mel West (MO) 607
5. Curtis McClinton (KS) 559
6. Mickey Fitzgerald (IAST) 553
7. Bobby Boyd (OK) 508
8. Donnie Smith (MO) 498
9. Ronnie Hartline (OK) 487
10. Carroll Zaruba (NE) 486
11. John Hadl (KS) 474
12. Dale Evans (KSST) 469
13. Brewster Hobby (OK) 417
14. Dave Rife (CO) 404
15. Don Maurer (CO) 365
16. Pat Fischer (NE) 348
17. Norris Stevenson (MO) 337
18. Dick Carpenter (OK) 325
19. Don Webb (IAST) 309
20. Doyle Schick (KS) 306
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 9
2. Tom Watkins (IAST) 7
  Mickey Fitzgerald (IAST) 7
4. Gale Weidner (CO) 5
5. Dale Evans (KSST) 3
  Russell Sloan (MO) 3
7. Chuck Weiss (CO) 2
  Curtis McClinton (KS) 2
  Gary Henson (CO) 2
  Vern Osborne (KSST) 2
  Dale Pidcock (MO) 2
  Carroll Zaruba (NE) 2
  Dave Rife (CO) 2
  Don Maurer (CO) 2
  Joe Burden (IAST) 2
  Jerry Steffen (CO) 2
  Don Webb (IAST) 2
Total Plays
1. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 287
2. Gale Weidner (CO) 256
3. Bobby Boyd (OK) 198
4. Tom Watkins (IAST) 161
5. John Solmos (KSST) 142
6. Prentice Gautt (OK) 130
7. Mel West (MO) 122
8. Harry Tolly (NE) 121
  Robert Haas (MO) 121
10. Phillip Snowden (MO) 117
11. Dave Rife (CO) 96
12. Pat Fischer (NE) 94
13. Curtis McClinton (KS) 91
14. Ronnie Hartline (OK) 85
15. Donnie Smith (MO) 83
16. John Hadl (KS) 82
  Carroll Zaruba (NE) 82
18. Dale Evans (KSST) 71
  Duane Morris (KS) 71
20. Ron Blaylock (KSST) 70
Total Yards
1. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 1358
2. Gale Weidner (CO) 1305
3. Tom Watkins (IAST) 843
4. Bobby Boyd (OK) 764
5. Prentice Gautt (OK) 674
6. John Solmos (KSST) 612
7. Mel West (MO) 556
8. Ronnie Hartline (OK) 487
9. Donnie Smith (MO) 483
10. Curtis McClinton (KS) 472
11. Carroll Zaruba (NE) 463
12. Phillip Snowden (MO) 435
13. John Hadl (KS) 398
14. Leland Flachsbarth (KS) 396
15. Mickey Fitzgerald (IAST) 374
16. Robert Haas (MO) 353
17. Pat Fischer (NE) 348
18. Harry Tolly (NE) 345
19. Ron Blaylock (KSST) 322
20. Bob Cornell (OK) 318
Total Touchdowns
1. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 17
2. Gale Weidner (CO) 12
3. Tom Watkins (IAST) 7
4. Harry Tolly (NE) 4
  Phillip Snowden (MO) 4
6. Mickey Fitzgerald (IAST) 3
  John Solmos (KSST) 3
8. John Hadl (KS) 2
  Joe Burden (IAST) 2
  Don Maurer (CO) 2
  Bob Cornell (OK) 2
  Ron Blaylock (KSST) 2
  Leland Flachsbarth (KS) 2
  Dave Rife (CO) 2
  Paul Sullivan (IAST) 2