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1959 Big Seven Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Oklahoma 7 3 0 .700 5 1 0 .833 23.4 14.6 14.63 6.53
Missouri 6 5 0 .545 4 2 0 .667 11.4 11.3 6.85 7.03
Iowa State 7 3 0 .700 3 3 0 .500 24.8 8.0 8.45 -1.95
Colorado 5 5 0 .500 3 3 0 .500 14.4 17.7 3.04 4.94
Kansas 5 5 0 .500 3 3 0 .500 16.3 13.4 8.74 6.74
Nebraska 4 6 0 .400 2 4 0 .333 10.8 16.0 3.11 6.91
Kansas State 2 8 0 .200 1 5 0 .167 10.9 26.6 -7.25 4.45

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 Final
Oklahoma 2 2   13   18 19       17 15 15
Missouri                     18 20 18

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1960-01-01 Orange Bowl Georgia 14 Missouri 0 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)

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. Bobby Boyd (OK) 19
  Harry Tolly (NE) 19
8. Duane Morris (KS) 17
9. Leland Flachsbarth (KS) 14
10. Bob Cornell (OK) 11

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

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

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. Phillip Snowden (MO) 4
  Harry Tolly (NE) 4
5. John Solmos (KSST) 3
6. Leland Flachsbarth (KS) 2
  Ron Blaylock (KSST) 2
  Bob Cornell (OK) 2
  John Hadl (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. John Solmos (KSST) 6
  Ron Blaylock (KSST) 6
7. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 5
  Robert Haas (MO) 5
9. Leland Flachsbarth (KS) 3
  Gary Kershner (KSST) 3

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

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

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

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Dwight Nichols (IAST) 9
2. Tom Watkins (IAST) 7
3. Gale Weidner (CO) 5
4. Mickey Fitzgerald (IAST) 3
5. Don Maurer (CO) 2
  Dave Rife (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. Vern Osborne (KSST) 13
  Russell Sloan (MO) 13
7. Chuck Weiss (CO) 12
  Jerry Hillebrand (CO) 12
9. Gary Henson (CO) 11
  Don Maurer (CO) 11
  Dave Rife (CO) 11

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

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Don Webb (IAST) 12.9
2. Dale Evans (KSST) 9.7

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Mickey Fitzgerald (IAST) 4
2. Russell Sloan (MO) 3
  Dale Evans (KSST) 3
4. Carroll Zaruba (NE) 2
  Don Webb (IAST) 2
  Gary Henson (CO) 2
  Curtis McClinton (KS) 2
  Dale Pidcock (MO) 2
  Vern Osborne (KSST) 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

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

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. Dale Pidcock (MO) 2
  Vern Osborne (KSST) 2
  Chuck Weiss (CO) 2
  Gary Henson (CO) 2
  Don Webb (IAST) 2
  Jerry Steffen (CO) 2
  Curtis McClinton (KS) 2
  Joe Burden (IAST) 2
  Don Maurer (CO) 2
  Dave Rife (CO) 2
  Carroll Zaruba (NE) 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

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

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. John Solmos (KSST) 3
  Mickey Fitzgerald (IAST) 3
8. Leland Flachsbarth (KS) 2
  Paul Sullivan (IAST) 2
  John Hadl (KS) 2
  Joe Burden (IAST) 2
  Dave Rife (CO) 2
  Bob Cornell (OK) 2
  Ron Blaylock (KSST) 2
  Don Maurer (CO) 2