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1961 Big Eight Conference Rushing Stats

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Record: 42-37-3, .530 W-L% (5th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 5.24 (4th of 12) ▪ SOS: 4.27 (5th of 12)

Conference Champion: Colorado

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

  • Plsyers sorted by Yds/Att (minimum 6.25 Att/G).
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24 Players

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Mike McClellan Oklahoma 82 508 6.2 2 10 125 12.5 1 92 633 6.9 3
2 Bill Harris Colorado 82 434 5.3 4 6 102 17.0 1 88 536 6.1 5
3 Rodger McFarland Kansas 65 334 5.1 4 9 155 17.2 3 74 489 6.6 7
4 Ken Coleman Kansas 130 656 5.0 7 4 61 15.3 0 134 717 5.4 7
5 Jim Dillard Oklahoma State 128 627 4.9 4 14 71 5.1 0 142 698 4.9 4
6 Bill Thornton Nebraska 127 618 4.9 2 12 6.0 0 129 630 4.9 0
7 Ted Woods Colorado 107 525 4.9 2 6 54 9.0 0 113 579 5.1 2
8 Phil Lohmann Oklahoma 98 436 4.4 1 2 21 10.5 0 100 457 4.6 1
9 Loren Schweninger Colorado 122 512 4.2 3 6 63 10.5 0 128 575 4.5 3
10 Curtis McClinton Kansas 135 553 4.1 8 10 166 16.6 2 145 719 5.0 10
11 Andy Russell Missouri 100 412 4.1 2 7 100 14.3 0 107 512 4.8 2
12 Dave Hoover Iowa State 79 327 4.1 4 79 327 4.1 4
13 Dave Hoppmann Iowa State 229 920 4.0 5 229 920 4.0 5
14 Bill McFarland Oklahoma State 82 331 4.0 7 1 8 8.0 0 83 339 4.1 7
15 Dick Beattie Oklahoma 65 252 3.9 0 65 252 3.9 0
16 Joel Searles Kansas State 73 252 3.5 1 1 8 8.0 0 74 260 3.5 1
17 Bill Gallagher Kansas State 68 230 3.4 1 1 4 4.0 0 69 234 3.4 1
18 Jimmy Carpenter Oklahoma 105 342 3.3 4 12 143 11.9 0 117 485 4.1 4
19 Bill Tobin Missouri 87 236 2.7 2 7 66 9.4 1 94 302 3.2 3
20 John Hadl Kansas 136 318 2.3 6 136 318 2.3 6
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Bob Page Oklahoma 73 166 2.3 6 73 166 2.3 6
22 Ron Taylor Missouri 71 86 1.2 4 71 86 1.2 4
23 Dennis Claridge Nebraska 63 75 1.2 1 6 6.0 0 64 81 1.3 0
24 Larry Corrigan Kansas State 73 -62 -0.8 1 73 -62 -0.8 1