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1963 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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Record: 39-39-0, .500 W-L% (6th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 4.38 (5th of 12) ▪ SOS: 5.28 (5th of 12)

Conference Champion: Nebraska

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Nebraska 10 1 0 .909 7 0 0 1.000 24.8 10.4 15.06 3.43
Oklahoma 8 2 0 .800 6 1 0 .857 23.6 13.7 15.68 6.38
Missouri 7 3 0 .700 5 2 0 .714 15.1 8.6 11.58 4.58
Kansas 5 5 0 .500 3 4 0 .429 20.7 12.2 9.38 4.68
Iowa State 4 5 0 .444 3 4 0 .429 14.3 15.9 2.69 3.57
Colorado 2 8 0 .200 2 5 0 .286 10.0 24.5 -4.10 7.11
Kansas State 2 7 0 .222 1 5 0 .167 10.1 24.7 -8.25 3.53
Oklahoma State 1 8 0 .111 0 6 0 .000 11.9 28.9 -7.02 8.98

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Nebraska                 10 10 7 6 6
Oklahoma 4 3 1 1 6 7 6 6 5 6 10 8 10

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1964-01-01 Orange Bowl Nebraska 13 Auburn 7 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Mike Miller (OKST) 64
2. Larry Corrigan (KSST) 58
3. Gary Lane (MO) 51
4. Frank Cesarek (CO) 45
5. Dennis Claridge* (NE) 31
  Steve Renko (KS) 31
7. Ken Bunte (IAST) 26
8. Fred Duda* (NE) 21
9. Ed Danieley (KSST) 16
10. Bobby Page (OK) 13

Pass Attempts

1. Mike Miller (OKST) 127
  Larry Corrigan (KSST) 127
3. Gary Lane (MO) 113
4. Frank Cesarek (CO) 95
5. Steve Renko (KS) 86
6. Ken Bunte (IAST) 70
7. Dennis Claridge* (NE) 66
8. Fred Duda* (NE) 51
9. Bobby Page (OK) 45
10. Glenn Baxter (OKST) 30

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Mike Miller (OKST) 50.4
2. Larry Corrigan (KSST) 45.7

Passing Yards

1. Gary Lane (MO) 710
2. Mike Miller (OKST) 674
3. Larry Corrigan (KSST) 634
4. Frank Cesarek (CO) 612
5. Steve Renko (KS) 505
6. Dennis Claridge* (NE) 440
7. Ken Bunte (IAST) 347
8. Fred Duda* (NE) 294
9. Bobby Page (OK) 198
10. Glenn Baxter (OKST) 137

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Miller (OKST) 5.3
2. Larry Corrigan (KSST) 5.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Miller (OKST) 3.7
2. Larry Corrigan (KSST) 2.3

Passing Touchdowns

1. Steve Renko (KS) 3
  Larry Corrigan (KSST) 3
  Gary Lane (MO) 3
4. Dave Hoover (IAST) 2
  Tommy Pannell (OK) 2
  Frank Cesarek (CO) 2
  Ken Bunte (IAST) 2
  Bobby Page (OK) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Gary Lane (MO) 9
  Larry Corrigan (KSST) 9
3. Steve Renko (KS) 8
4. Ken Bunte (IAST) 6
  Bobby Page (OK) 6
6. Mike Miller (OKST) 5
7. Fred Duda* (NE) 4
8. Dennis Claridge* (NE) 3
  Larry Switzer (IAST) 3
10. Ozzie Clay (IAST) 2
  David Whitfield (OKST) 2
  Frank Cesarek (CO) 2
  Leon Mavity (CO) 2
  John Hammond (OK) 2
  Dave Hoover (IAST) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Mike Miller (OKST) 89.7
2. Larry Corrigan (KSST) 81.2

Rush Attempts

1. Tom Vaughn (IAST) 190
2. Jim Grisham (OK) 153
3. Gale Sayers (KS) 132
4. Noble Milton (CO) 117
5. Gary Lane (MO) 111
6. Larry Corrigan (KSST) 109
7. Wes Baughman (KS) 94
8. Ken Coleman (KS) 93
9. Willie Ross* (NE) 92
10. Bobby Page (OK) 91
  Rudy Johnson* (NE) 91

Rushing Yards

1. Gale Sayers (KS) 917
2. Jim Grisham (OK) 861
3. Tom Vaughn (IAST) 795
4. Rudy Johnson* (NE) 573
5. Willie Ross* (NE) 496
6. Noble Milton (CO) 487
7. Bill Harris (CO) 470
8. George Thomas (OKST) 399
9. Ken Coleman (KS) 397
10. Lance Rentzel (OK) 387
  Walt Garrison (OKST) 387

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Gale Sayers (KS) 6.9
2. Bill Harris (CO) 6.7
3. Walt Garrison (OKST) 6.6
4. Rudy Johnson* (NE) 6.3
5. Jim Grisham (OK) 5.6
6. Willie Ross* (NE) 5.4
7. Ron Barlow (KSST) 5.1
8. George Thomas (OKST) 4.5
9. Carl Reese (MO) 4.5
10. Steve Renko (KS) 4.3

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Jim Grisham (OK) 8
2. Gale Sayers (KS) 7
  Rudy Johnson* (NE) 7
4. Gary Lane (MO) 6
  Dennis Claridge* (NE) 6
6. Ken Coleman (KS) 5
  Norman Smith (OK) 5
  Bill Harris (CO) 5
  Fred Duda* (NE) 5
10. Wes Baughman (KS) 4
  Kent McCloughan* (NE) 4
  Bobby Hohn* (NE) 4

Receptions

1. Ralph McFillen (KSST) 29
2. Dick Limerick (IAST) 24
3. Jack Jacobson (OKST) 22
4. Bill Symons (CO) 14
5. Spencer Puls (KSST) 13
6. Gale Sayers (KS) 11
7. Ron Barlow (KSST) 10
  Jeff Williams (OKST) 10
9. Rick McCurdy (OK) 9
  Tony Jeter* (NE) 9
  Bill Harris (CO) 9
  Larry Tomlinson* (NE) 9

Receiving Yards

1. Dick Limerick (IAST) 339
2. Ralph McFillen (KSST) 328
3. Jack Jacobson (OKST) 282
4. Bill Symons (CO) 197
5. Richard Callahan* (NE) 157
6. Gale Sayers (KS) 155
7. Tony Jeter* (NE) 151
8. Larry Tomlinson* (NE) 129
9. Spencer Puls (KSST) 118
10. Ron Oelschlager (KS) 117

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Dick Limerick (IAST) 14.1
2. Jack Jacobson (OKST) 12.8
3. Ralph McFillen (KSST) 11.3

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Dick Limerick (IAST) 4
2. Ralph McFillen (KSST) 3
3. Bill Harris (CO) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Tom Vaughn (IAST) 192
2. Jim Grisham (OK) 154
3. Gale Sayers (KS) 143
4. Noble Milton (CO) 121
5. Gary Lane (MO) 111
6. Larry Corrigan (KSST) 109
7. Bill Symons (CO) 98
8. Willie Ross* (NE) 97
9. Wes Baughman (KS) 94
10. Ken Coleman (KS) 93

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Gale Sayers (KS) 1072
2. Jim Grisham (OK) 872
3. Tom Vaughn (IAST) 810
4. Rudy Johnson* (NE) 573
5. Bill Harris (CO) 571
6. Willie Ross* (NE) 518
7. Noble Milton (CO) 516
8. Bill Symons (CO) 443
  Dick Limerick (IAST) 443
10. Walt Garrison (OKST) 410

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Gale Sayers (KS) 8
  Jim Grisham (OK) 8
3. Bill Harris (CO) 7
  Rudy Johnson* (NE) 7
5. Dennis Claridge* (NE) 6
  Gary Lane (MO) 6
7. Fred Duda* (NE) 5
  Norman Smith (OK) 5
  Ken Coleman (KS) 5
10. Kent McCloughan* (NE) 4
  Dick Limerick (IAST) 4
  Wes Baughman (KS) 4
  Bobby Hohn* (NE) 4

Total Plays

1. Larry Corrigan (KSST) 236
2. Gary Lane (MO) 224
3. Mike Miller (OKST) 191
4. Tom Vaughn (IAST) 190
5. Frank Cesarek (CO) 158
6. Steve Renko (KS) 154
7. Jim Grisham (OK) 153
8. Bobby Page (OK) 136
9. Gale Sayers (KS) 135
  Dennis Claridge* (NE) 135

Total Yards

1. Gary Lane (MO) 1010
2. Gale Sayers (KS) 952
3. Jim Grisham (OK) 861
4. Larry Corrigan (KSST) 849
5. Steve Renko (KS) 799
6. Tom Vaughn (IAST) 795
7. Mike Miller (OKST) 693
8. Dennis Claridge* (NE) 619
9. Frank Cesarek (CO) 615
10. Rudy Johnson* (NE) 573

Total Touchdowns

1. Gary Lane (MO) 9
2. Jim Grisham (OK) 8
3. Gale Sayers (KS) 7
  Rudy Johnson* (NE) 7
  Dennis Claridge* (NE) 7
6. Larry Corrigan (KSST) 6
  Steve Renko (KS) 6
8. Bobby Page (OK) 5
  Bill Harris (CO) 5
  Ken Coleman (KS) 5
  Norman Smith (OK) 5
  Fred Duda* (NE) 5