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1960 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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Record: 41-38-2, .519 W-L% (4th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 8.16 (4th of 12) ▪ SOS: 7.83 (3rd of 12)

Conference Champion: Missouri

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Kansas 7 2 1 .750 6 0 1 .929 21.9 8.9 19.49 9.29 W-L-T adjusted to 6-3-1 by NCAA.
Missouri 10 1 0 .909 6 1 0 .857 26.8 8.5 21.88 6.15 W-L-T adjusted to 11-0 by NCAA.
Colorado 6 4 0 .600 5 2 0 .714 14.0 13.3 9.12 7.82
Iowa State 7 3 0 .700 4 3 0 .571 18.5 13.6 6.47 2.87
Oklahoma 3 6 1 .350 2 4 1 .357 13.6 15.8 5.90 10.00
Nebraska 4 6 0 .400 2 5 0 .286 9.5 16.4 4.90 10.50
Oklahoma State 3 7 0 .300 2 5 0 .286 10.2 12.6 5.51 7.51
Kansas State 1 9 0 .100 0 7 0 .000 7.8 31.6 -7.97 8.53

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 Final
Missouri   16 19 11 6 5 5 2 2 1 5 5
Kansas   7 5 10 9 15 19       10 11
Colorado               18        
Nebraska   12                    
Oklahoma 10                      

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1961-01-02 Orange Bowl Missouri 21 Navy 14 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Gale Weidner (CO) 45
2. John Hadl (KS) 43
3. John Solmos (KSST) 32
4. Ron Blaylock (KSST) 28
5. Jimmy Carpenter (OK) 25
6. Ron Taylor (MO) 23
7. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 17
8. Jim Elliott (OKST) 10
  John Maisel (OKST) 10
10. Pat Fischer (NE) 9

Pass Attempts

1. Gale Weidner (CO) 111
2. John Hadl (KS) 87
3. John Solmos (KSST) 83
4. Ron Blaylock (KSST) 76
5. Ron Taylor (MO) 44
6. Jimmy Carpenter (OK) 40
  Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 40
8. Pat Fischer (NE) 35
9. Jim Elliott (OKST) 30
10. Frank Montera (CO) 24

Passing Yards

1. Gale Weidner (CO) 732
2. John Hadl (KS) 566
3. John Solmos (KSST) 378
4. Jimmy Carpenter (OK) 357
5. Ron Taylor (MO) 302
6. Ron Blaylock (KSST) 262
7. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 214
8. Pat Fischer (NE) 161
9. Jim Johnson (MO) 143
10. John Faiman (NE) 125

Passing Touchdowns

1. Ron Taylor (MO) 4
2. John Solmos (KSST) 3
  John Hadl (KS) 3
  Gale Weidner (CO) 3
  Jimmy Carpenter (OK) 3
  Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Gale Weidner (CO) 7
2. Ron Blaylock (KSST) 6
  Pat Fischer (NE) 6
  Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 6
5. John Hadl (KS) 5
6. John Solmos (KSST) 4
  Ron Taylor (MO) 4
8. John Maisel (OKST) 3
  Jimmy Carpenter (OK) 3
  Jim Elliott (OKST) 3
  John Cooper (IAST) 3
  Jim Johnson (MO) 3

Rush Attempts

1. Tom Watkins (IAST) 163
2. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 161
3. Jim Dillard (OKST) 153
4. Ronnie Hartline (OK) 138
  Mel West (MO) 138
6. Chuck Weiss (CO) 108
  John Hadl (KS) 108
8. Jimmy Carpenter (OK) 104
9. Pat Fischer (NE) 97
10. Bill Thornton (NE) 96

Rushing Yards

1. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 844
2. Tom Watkins (IAST) 688
3. Ronnie Hartline (OK) 682
4. Mel West (MO) 650
5. Jim Dillard (OKST) 631
6. Norris Stevenson (MO) 610
7. Bert Coan (KS) 488
8. Bill Thornton (NE) 422
9. Chuck Weiss (CO) 391
10. Curtis McClinton (KS) 389

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Norris Stevenson (MO) 7.2
2. Bert Coan (KS) 6.7
3. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 5.2
4. Ronnie Hartline (OK) 4.9
5. Mel West (MO) 4.7
6. Curtis McClinton (KS) 4.5
7. Bill Thornton (NE) 4.4
8. Tom Watkins (IAST) 4.2
9. Donnie Smith (MO) 4.2
10. Jim Dillard (OKST) 4.1

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Donnie Smith (MO) 11
2. Tom Watkins (IAST) 9
3. Bert Coan (KS) 8
4. John Hadl (KS) 7
5. Chuck Weiss (CO) 5
  Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 5
  Norris Stevenson (MO) 5
  Jim Dillard (OKST) 5
9. Mel West (MO) 4
10. Norman Mailen (KS) 3
  Doyle Schick (KS) 3
  Gale Weidner (CO) 3
  Ed Mehrer (MO) 3

Receptions

1. Willis Crenshaw (KSST) 18
2. Dale Evans (KSST) 17
3. Don Webb (IAST) 13
4. Curtis McClinton (KS) 11
  Jerry Hillebrand (CO) 11
6. Danny LaRose (MO) 10
7. Bert Coan (KS) 9
8. Billy Meacham (OK) 8
  Darrell Elder (KSST) 8
  Gary Henson (CO) 8

Receiving Yards

1. Jerry Hillebrand (CO) 218
2. Gary Henson (CO) 206
3. Dale Evans (KSST) 205
4. Don Webb (IAST) 203
5. Willis Crenshaw (KSST) 190
6. Curtis McClinton (KS) 184
7. Danny LaRose (MO) 151
8. Ronny Payne (OK) 140
9. Bert Coan (KS) 133
10. Tommy Jackson (OKST) 110

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Ronny Payne (OK) 2
  Gary Henson (CO) 2
  Willis Crenshaw (KSST) 2
  Don Webb (IAST) 2
  Sam Simpson (KS) 2
  Danny LaRose (MO) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Tom Watkins (IAST) 164
2. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 161
3. Jim Dillard (OKST) 156
4. Mel West (MO) 140
5. Ronnie Hartline (OK) 138
6. John Hadl (KS) 110
  Chuck Weiss (CO) 110
8. Jimmy Carpenter (OK) 104
9. Bill Thornton (NE) 99
10. Pat Fischer (NE) 97
  Curtis McClinton (KS) 97

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 844
2. Tom Watkins (IAST) 696
3. Norris Stevenson (MO) 682
  Ronnie Hartline (OK) 682
5. Mel West (MO) 674
6. Jim Dillard (OKST) 656
7. Bert Coan (KS) 621
8. Curtis McClinton (KS) 573
9. Bill Thornton (NE) 443
10. Donnie Smith (MO) 420

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Donnie Smith (MO) 11
2. Bert Coan (KS) 9
  Tom Watkins (IAST) 9
4. John Hadl (KS) 7
5. Norris Stevenson (MO) 6
6. Chuck Weiss (CO) 5
  Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 5
  Mel West (MO) 5
  Jim Dillard (OKST) 5
10. Doyle Schick (KS) 3
  Norman Mailen (KS) 3
  Gale Weidner (CO) 3
  Ed Mehrer (MO) 3

Total Plays

1. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 201
2. John Hadl (KS) 195
3. Tom Watkins (IAST) 163
4. Jim Dillard (OKST) 153
5. Jimmy Carpenter (OK) 144
6. Mel West (MO) 138
  Ronnie Hartline (OK) 138
8. Ron Blaylock (KSST) 135
9. Gale Weidner (CO) 134
10. Pat Fischer (NE) 132

Total Yards

1. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 1058
2. John Hadl (KS) 941
3. Gale Weidner (CO) 717
4. Tom Watkins (IAST) 688
5. Ronnie Hartline (OK) 682
6. Mel West (MO) 650
7. Jim Dillard (OKST) 631
8. Norris Stevenson (MO) 610
9. Pat Fischer (NE) 542
10. Jimmy Carpenter (OK) 537

Total Touchdowns

1. Donnie Smith (MO) 12
2. John Hadl (KS) 10
3. Tom Watkins (IAST) 9
4. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 8
  Bert Coan (KS) 8
6. Gale Weidner (CO) 6
7. Norris Stevenson (MO) 5
  Chuck Weiss (CO) 5
  Ron Taylor (MO) 5
  Jim Dillard (OKST) 5