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1965 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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Record: 37-41-4, .476 W-L% (9th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 1.49 (6th of 12) ▪ SOS: 2.05 (6th of 12)

Conference Champion: Nebraska

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

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 31.7 11.7 17.55 2.55
Missouri 8 2 1 .773 6 1 0 .857 20.3 9.2 15.99 5.44
Colorado 6 2 2 .700 4 2 1 .643 16.3 10.6 4.08 -0.92
Iowa State 5 4 1 .550 3 3 1 .500 17.8 14.7 -0.43 -4.03
Oklahoma 3 7 0 .300 3 4 0 .429 10.6 15.0 -1.54 3.16
Oklahoma State 3 7 0 .300 2 5 0 .286 13.1 17.3 1.10 5.30
Kansas 2 8 0 .200 2 5 0 .286 11.9 21.5 -6.68 2.73
Kansas State 0 10 0 .000 0 7 0 .000 4.3 29.6 -18.15 2.15

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 Final
Nebraska 1 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5
Missouri               9 9 8 7 6 6

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1966-01-01 Orange Bowl Alabama 39 Nebraska 28 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1966-01-01 Sugar Bowl Missouri 20 Florida 18 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 100
2. Bernie McCall (CO) 84
3. Vic Castillo (KSST) 60
4. Fred Duda (NE) 46
5. Gary Lane (MO) 45
6. Glenn Baxter (OKST) 43
7. Bill Fenton (KS) 35
8. Gene Cagle (OK) 34
9. Bob Skahan (KS) 33
10. Bob Churchich (NE) 29

Pass Attempts

1. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 228
2. Bernie McCall (CO) 181
3. Vic Castillo (KSST) 159
4. Glenn Baxter (OKST) 112
5. Fred Duda (NE) 110
6. Gary Lane (MO) 106
7. Bill Fenton (KS) 104
8. Gene Cagle (OK) 80
9. Bob Skahan (KS) 76
10. Bob Churchich (NE) 66

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Bernie McCall (CO) 46.4
2. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 43.9
3. Vic Castillo (KSST) 37.7

Passing Yards

1. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 1418
2. Bernie McCall (CO) 1175
3. Vic Castillo (KSST) 734
4. Fred Duda (NE) 632
5. Glenn Baxter (OKST) 574
6. Gary Lane (MO) 554
7. Bill Fenton (KS) 500
8. Bob Churchich (NE) 455
9. Gene Cagle (OK) 382
10. Bob Skahan (KS) 324

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bernie McCall (CO) 6.5
2. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 6.2
3. Vic Castillo (KSST) 4.6

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 4.0
2. Bernie McCall (CO) 3.5

Passing Touchdowns

1. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 6
  Fred Duda (NE) 6
3. Gary Lane (MO) 4
  Bob Churchich (NE) 4
5. Bernie McCall (CO) 2
  Vic Castillo (KSST) 2
  Glenn Baxter (OKST) 2
  Bill Fenton (KS) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Vic Castillo (KSST) 15
2. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 14
3. Bernie McCall (CO) 13
4. Fred Duda (NE) 11
5. Bill Fenton (KS) 9
6. Gene Cagle (OK) 8
  Mike White (KSST) 8
  Glenn Baxter (OKST) 8
9. Bob Skahan (KS) 5
10. Lloyd Carr (MO) 3
  Buddy Burris (OKST) 3
  Gary Lane (MO) 3

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 92.5
2. Bernie McCall (CO) 90.2
3. Vic Castillo (KSST) 61.8

Rush Attempts

1. Walt Garrison (OKST) 217
2. Charlie Brown (MO) 174
3. William Harris (CO) 142
4. Carl Reese (MO) 139
5. Les Webster (IAST) 137
6. Harry Wilson (NE) 120
7. Estes Banks (CO) 114
8. Frank Solich (NE) 107
9. Bernie McCall (CO) 104
10. Larry Brown (OK) 102

Rushing Yards

1. Charlie Brown (MO) 937
2. Walt Garrison (OKST) 924
3. William Harris (CO) 680
4. Harry Wilson (NE) 672
5. Frank Solich (NE) 580
6. Ron Kirkland (NE) 522
7. Carl Reese (MO) 520
8. Les Webster (IAST) 498
9. Gary Lane (MO) 450
10. Willie Robinson (IAST) 366

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ron Kirkland (NE) 6.6
2. Harry Wilson (NE) 5.6
3. Frank Solich (NE) 5.4
4. Dan Miller (KS) 5.4
5. Charlie Brown (MO) 5.4
6. Gary Lane (MO) 5.4
7. William Harris (CO) 4.8
8. Tommy Pannell (OK) 4.3
9. Tony Baker (IAST) 4.3
10. Walt Garrison (OKST) 4.3

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Gary Lane (MO) 9
2. Charlie Winters (NE) 7
3. Pete Tatman (NE) 6
4. Walt Garrison (OKST) 5
  Estes Banks (CO) 5
  Harry Wilson (NE) 5
7. Bill Fenton (KS) 4
  Fred Duda (NE) 4
  Ron Kirkland (NE) 4
  Richard Abernethy (KS) 4

Receptions

1. Eppie Barney (IAST) 35
  Gordon Brown (OK) 35
3. Freeman White (NE) 28
  Tom Busch (IAST) 28
5. Sims Stokes (KS) 25
6. Tony Sellari (OKST) 21
7. John Farler (CO) 19
  George Maurer (IAST) 19
9. Lynn Chadwick (OKST) 18
  George Lewark (CO) 18

Receiving Yards

1. Eppie Barney (IAST) 495
2. Freeman White (NE) 458
3. Tom Busch (IAST) 443
4. Gordon Brown (OK) 413
5. George Lewark (CO) 278
6. Sims Stokes (KS) 271
7. Frank Rogers (CO) 250
8. Tony Sellari (OKST) 226
9. George Maurer (IAST) 221
10. Larry Plantz (CO) 219

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Freeman White (NE) 16.4
2. Tom Busch (IAST) 15.8
3. Eppie Barney (IAST) 14.1
4. Gordon Brown (OK) 11.8
5. George Maurer (IAST) 11.6
6. Sims Stokes (KS) 10.8
7. Tony Sellari (OKST) 10.8
8. John Farler (CO) 6.5

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Freeman White (NE) 6
2. Tom Busch (IAST) 3
3. Earl Denny (MO) 2
  Monroe Phelps (MO) 2
  Dennis Richnafsky (NE) 2
  Halley Kampschroeder (KS) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Walt Garrison (OKST) 224
2. Charlie Brown (MO) 185
3. William Harris (CO) 151
4. Les Webster (IAST) 144
5. Carl Reese (MO) 139
6. Harry Wilson (NE) 127
7. Estes Banks (CO) 116
8. Frank Solich (NE) 113
9. Bernie McCall (CO) 104
10. Larry Brown (OK) 102

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Charlie Brown (MO) 1036
2. Walt Garrison (OKST) 1031
3. William Harris (CO) 800
4. Harry Wilson (NE) 755
5. Frank Solich (NE) 683
6. Les Webster (IAST) 591
7. Ron Kirkland (NE) 545
8. Carl Reese (MO) 520
9. Eppie Barney (IAST) 495
10. Tom Busch (IAST) 476

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Gary Lane (MO) 9
2. Charlie Winters (NE) 7
3. Freeman White (NE) 6
  Harry Wilson (NE) 6
  Pete Tatman (NE) 6
6. Estes Banks (CO) 5
  Walt Garrison (OKST) 5
8. Ron Kirkland (NE) 4
  Fred Duda (NE) 4
  Bill Fenton (KS) 4
  Frank Solich (NE) 4
  Richard Abernethy (KS) 4

Total Plays

1. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 312
2. Bernie McCall (CO) 285
3. Walt Garrison (OKST) 217
4. Vic Castillo (KSST) 213
5. Bill Fenton (KS) 201
6. Gary Lane (MO) 190
7. Glenn Baxter (OKST) 176
8. Charlie Brown (MO) 174
9. Fred Duda (NE) 165
10. Gene Cagle (OK) 162

Total Yards

1. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 1566
2. Bernie McCall (CO) 1428
3. Gary Lane (MO) 1004
4. Charlie Brown (MO) 937
5. Walt Garrison (OKST) 924
6. Fred Duda (NE) 912
7. Gene Cagle (OK) 722
8. Bill Fenton (KS) 714
9. Vic Castillo (KSST) 687
10. William Harris (CO) 680

Total Touchdowns

1. Gary Lane (MO) 13
2. Fred Duda (NE) 10
3. Charlie Winters (NE) 7
4. Bill Fenton (KS) 6
  Tim Van Galder (IAST) 6
  Pete Tatman (NE) 6
7. Bob Churchich (NE) 5
  Harry Wilson (NE) 5
  Estes Banks (CO) 5
  Glenn Baxter (OKST) 5
  Walt Garrison (OKST) 5