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1962 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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Record: 42-38-3, .524 W-L% (6th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 3.56 (5th of 12) ▪ SOS: 3.66 (5th of 12)

Conference Champion: Oklahoma

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Oklahoma)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Oklahoma 8 3 0 .727 7 0 0 1.000 24.3 5.5 16.82 6.27
Missouri 8 1 2 .818 5 1 1 .786 18.5 5.6 13.75 4.30
Nebraska 9 2 0 .818 5 2 0 .714 26.6 14.6 11.12 0.85
Kansas 6 3 1 .650 4 2 1 .643 21.4 11.6 9.15 1.55
Iowa State 5 5 0 .500 3 4 0 .429 23.5 23.5 2.48 2.78
Oklahoma State 4 6 0 .400 2 5 0 .286 13.8 21.4 -1.21 4.89
Colorado 2 8 0 .200 1 6 0 .143 12.2 34.6 -10.87 2.53
Kansas State 0 10 0 .000 0 7 0 .000 3.9 28.3 -12.78 6.12

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 Final
Oklahoma                   10 8 8
Missouri   10           7 6      

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1963-01-01 Orange Bowl Alabama 17 Oklahoma 0 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1962-12-22 Bluebonnet Bowl Missouri 14 Georgia Tech 10 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1962-12-15 Gotham Bowl Nebraska 36 Miami (FL) 34 Gotham Bowl (Bronx, NY)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Mike Miller (OKST) 81
2. Frank Cesarek (CO) 78
3. Dennis Claridge (NE) 56
4. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 40
5. Monte Deere (OK) 38
6. Larry Ethridge (CO) 37
7. Rodger McFarland (KS) 28
  Larry Corrigan (KSST) 28
9. Doug Dusenbury (KSST) 24
10. Larry Switzer (IAST) 17

Pass Attempts

1. Mike Miller (OKST) 180
2. Frank Cesarek (CO) 167
3. Dennis Claridge (NE) 128
4. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 89
5. Larry Ethridge (CO) 88
6. Larry Corrigan (KSST) 84
7. Doug Dusenbury (KSST) 69
8. Rodger McFarland (KS) 66
9. Monte Deere (OK) 65
10. Norman Smith (OK) 41

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Frank Cesarek (CO) 46.7
2. Mike Miller (OKST) 45.0

Passing Yards

1. Mike Miller (OKST) 1056
2. Dennis Claridge (NE) 829
3. Monte Deere (OK) 789
4. Frank Cesarek (CO) 786
5. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 679
6. Larry Corrigan (KSST) 441
7. Rodger McFarland (KS) 366
8. Larry Ethridge (CO) 365
9. Larry Switzer (IAST) 325
10. Doug Dusenbury (KSST) 244

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Miller (OKST) 5.9
2. Frank Cesarek (CO) 4.7

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Miller (OKST) 4.4
2. Frank Cesarek (CO) 2.1

Passing Touchdowns

1. Mike Miller (OKST) 9
  Monte Deere (OK) 9
3. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 6
4. Frank Cesarek (CO) 5
5. Dennis Claridge (NE) 4
6. Norman Smith (OK) 3
  Rodger McFarland (KS) 3
8. Larry Corrigan (KSST) 2
  Johnny Roland (MO) 2
  Brian Palmer (KS) 2
  John Faiman (NE) 2
  Larry Switzer (IAST) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Frank Cesarek (CO) 12
2. Mike Miller (OKST) 10
3. Larry Corrigan (KSST) 9
4. Larry Ethridge (CO) 8
  Dennis Claridge (NE) 8
6. Doug Dusenbury (KSST) 6
  Jim Johnson (MO) 6
  Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 6
9. Norman Smith (OK) 4
  Rodger McFarland (KS) 4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Mike Miller (OKST) 99.7
2. Frank Cesarek (CO) 81.8

Rush Attempts

1. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 198
2. Johnny Roland (MO) 159
3. Gale Sayers (KS) 158
4. Bill Harris (CO) 157
5. Jim Grisham (OK) 147
6. Joe Don Looney (OK) 137
7. Rodger McFarland (KS) 123
8. Paul Underhill (MO) 110
  Don Derrick (OKST) 110
10. Tom Vaughn (IAST) 104
  Dennis Claridge (NE) 104

Rushing Yards

1. Gale Sayers (KS) 1125
2. Joe Don Looney (OK) 852
3. Johnny Roland (MO) 830
4. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 798
5. Jim Grisham (OK) 711
6. Tom Vaughn (IAST) 597
  Bill Harris (CO) 597
8. Don Derrick (OKST) 539
9. Paul Underhill (MO) 462
10. Willie Ross (NE) 431

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Gale Sayers (KS) 7.1
2. Joe Don Looney (OK) 6.2
3. Tom Vaughn (IAST) 5.7
4. Johnny Roland (MO) 5.2
5. Don Derrick (OKST) 4.9
6. Willie Ross (NE) 4.8
7. Jim Grisham (OK) 4.8
8. Wardell Hollis (OKST) 4.8
9. Armand Baughman (KS) 4.6
10. Ken Coleman (KS) 4.6

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Johnny Roland (MO) 12
2. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 11
3. Dennis Claridge (NE) 10
4. Tom Vaughn (IAST) 9
  Joe Don Looney (OK) 9
6. Jim Grisham (OK) 8
7. Gale Sayers (KS) 7
8. Armand Baughman (KS) 5
9. Frank Cesarek (CO) 4
  Jackie Dempsey (OK) 4

Receptions

1. John McGuire (CO) 36
2. Ken Blair (CO) 35
3. Don Karns (OKST) 21
4. Don Brewington (OKST) 19
5. Dick Limerick (IAST) 17
6. Leon Mavity (CO) 15
7. Jack King (KSST) 13
8. Wardell Hollis (OKST) 12
9. Bill Symons (CO) 11
  James Huge (NE) 11

Receiving Yards

1. John McGuire (CO) 376
2. Ken Blair (CO) 356
3. Don Karns (OKST) 328
4. Dick Limerick (IAST) 296
5. John Flynn (OK) 247
6. Don Brewington (OKST) 243
7. Virgil Boll (OK) 237
8. James Huge (NE) 208
9. Richard Callahan (NE) 189
10. Leon Mavity (CO) 188

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Don Karns (OKST) 15.6
2. Don Brewington (OKST) 12.8
3. John McGuire (CO) 10.4
4. Ken Blair (CO) 10.2

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Dick Limerick (IAST) 4
2. John Porterfield (OK) 3
3. Tony Leiker (KS) 2
  John McGuire (CO) 2
  Bill Tobin (MO) 2
  Don Brewington (OKST) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 201
2. Gale Sayers (KS) 165
  Johnny Roland (MO) 165
4. Bill Harris (CO) 162
5. Jim Grisham (OK) 147
6. Joe Don Looney (OK) 144
7. Rodger McFarland (KS) 123
8. Don Derrick (OKST) 119
9. Paul Underhill (MO) 111
10. Bill Symons (CO) 109

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Gale Sayers (KS) 1186
2. Joe Don Looney (OK) 971
3. Johnny Roland (MO) 889
4. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 841
5. Jim Grisham (OK) 711
6. Bill Harris (CO) 628
7. Don Derrick (OKST) 624
8. Tom Vaughn (IAST) 615
9. Willie Ross (NE) 519
10. Paul Underhill (MO) 474

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Johnny Roland (MO) 13
2. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 11
3. Dennis Claridge (NE) 10
  Joe Don Looney (OK) 10
5. Tom Vaughn (IAST) 9
6. Jim Grisham (OK) 8
7. Gale Sayers (KS) 7
8. Armand Baughman (KS) 6
9. Tony Leiker (KS) 5
10. Frank Cesarek (CO) 4
  Dick Limerick (IAST) 4
  Paul Lea (OK) 4
  Don Derrick (OKST) 4
  Jackie Dempsey (OK) 4

Total Plays

1. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 287
2. Dennis Claridge (NE) 232
3. Mike Miller (OKST) 206
4. Frank Cesarek (CO) 193
5. Rodger McFarland (KS) 189
6. Johnny Roland (MO) 171
7. Larry Corrigan (KSST) 166
8. Gale Sayers (KS) 160
9. Bill Harris (CO) 157
10. Jim Grisham (OK) 147

Total Yards

1. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 1477
2. Dennis Claridge (NE) 1199
3. Gale Sayers (KS) 1138
4. Mike Miller (OKST) 999
5. Monte Deere (OK) 946
6. Joe Don Looney (OK) 852
7. Johnny Roland (MO) 850
8. Frank Cesarek (CO) 736
9. Rodger McFarland (KS) 718
10. Jim Grisham (OK) 711

Total Touchdowns

1. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 17
2. Johnny Roland (MO) 14
  Dennis Claridge (NE) 14
4. Monte Deere (OK) 12
5. Mike Miller (OKST) 10
6. Tom Vaughn (IAST) 9
  Frank Cesarek (CO) 9
  Joe Don Looney (OK) 9
9. Jim Grisham (OK) 8
10. Gale Sayers (KS) 7