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1966 Big Eight Conference Leaders

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Record: 36-39-6, .481 W-L% (9th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 1.05 (7th of 12) ▪ SOS: 2.03 (6th of 12)

Conference Champion: Nebraska

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 124
2. Bob Churchich (NE) 96
3. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 60
4. Bob Warmack (OK) 57
5. Bernie McCall (CO) 45
6. Vic Castillo (KSST) 44
7. Bill Nossek (KSST) 37
8. Gary Kombrink (MO) 32
9. Bill Fenton (KS) 28
10. Dan Kelly (CO) 27
11. Jim Burgar (OK) 26
12. Bob Skahan (KS) 23
13. Danny Sharp (MO) 18
14. Bobby Douglass (KS) 17
15. Mike Arnold (OKST) 14
16. Wayne Weber (NE) 7
  David Bouda (KS) 7
18. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 6
  Bruce Scott (OKST) 6
20. Gene Cagle (OK) 2
Pass Attempts
1. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 245
2. Bob Churchich (NE) 174
3. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 127
4. Vic Castillo (KSST) 113
5. Bob Warmack (OK) 103
6. Bernie McCall (CO) 93
7. Bill Nossek (KSST) 86
8. Gary Kombrink (MO) 77
9. Dan Kelly (CO) 65
10. Danny Sharp (MO) 52
11. Bob Skahan (KS) 47
  Bill Fenton (KS) 47
13. Jim Burgar (OK) 46
14. Bobby Douglass (KS) 38
15. Mike Arnold (OKST) 37
16. Bruce Scott (OKST) 16
17. David Bouda (KS) 15
18. Wayne Weber (NE) 14
19. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 13
20. John Warder (IAST) 7
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Bob Churchich (NE) 55.2
2. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 50.6
Passing Yards
1. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 1645
2. Bob Churchich (NE) 1136
3. Bob Warmack (OK) 843
4. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 659
5. Vic Castillo (KSST) 617
6. Bill Nossek (KSST) 590
7. Bernie McCall (CO) 588
8. Gary Kombrink (MO) 433
9. Dan Kelly (CO) 353
10. Jim Burgar (OK) 318
11. Bob Skahan (KS) 299
12. Bill Fenton (KS) 271
13. Danny Sharp (MO) 229
14. Bobby Douglass (KS) 175
15. Mike Arnold (OKST) 142
16. David Bouda (KS) 93
17. Bruce Scott (OKST) 83
18. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 71
19. Wayne Weber (NE) 52
20. Gene Cagle (OK) 26
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 6.7
2. Bob Churchich (NE) 6.5
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Bob Churchich (NE) 4.7
2. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 4.3
Passing Touchdowns
1. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 6
2. Bob Churchich (NE) 4
  Bob Warmack (OK) 4
4. Jim Burgar (OK) 2
  Mike Arnold (OKST) 2
  Danny Sharp (MO) 2
  Vic Castillo (KSST) 2
  Dan Kelly (CO) 2
  Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 2
  Donnie Shanklin (KS) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 16
2. Vic Castillo (KSST) 12
3. Bill Nossek (KSST) 9
  Bob Churchich (NE) 9
5. Bernie McCall (CO) 7
  Danny Sharp (MO) 7
  Gary Kombrink (MO) 7
8. Dan Kelly (CO) 6
9. Bob Skahan (KS) 5
10. Bob Warmack (OK) 4
  Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 4
  Jim Burgar (OK) 4
13. Mike Arnold (OKST) 3
  Bobby Douglass (KS) 3
  David Bouda (KS) 3
16. Bill Fenton (KS) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Bob Churchich (NE) 107.3
2. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 102.0
Rush Attempts
1. Cornelius Davis (KSST) 210
2. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 182
3. Wilmer Cooks (CO) 159
4. Jack Reynolds (OKST) 153
5. Les Webster (IAST) 149
  Ron Shotts (OK) 149
7. Charlie Brown (MO) 139
8. Harry Wilson (NE) 138
9. Gary Kombrink (MO) 122
10. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 117
11. Tom Boone (OKST) 110
12. Pete Tatman (NE) 107
  Dan Kelly (CO) 107
14. James Ray Jackson (OK) 106
15. William Harris (CO) 105
16. Bob Warmack (OK) 103
  Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 103
18. Ben Gregory (NE) 93
19. Bill Nossek (KSST) 88
20. Willie Robinson (IAST) 82
Rushing Yards
1. Cornelius Davis (KSST) 1028
2. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 732
3. Harry Wilson (NE) 635
4. Wilmer Cooks (CO) 594
5. Jack Reynolds (OKST) 585
6. Les Webster (IAST) 572
7. Charlie Brown (MO) 544
8. William Harris (CO) 538
9. Ron Shotts (OK) 535
10. James Ray Jackson (OK) 489
11. Dan Kelly (CO) 431
12. Pete Tatman (NE) 418
  Ben Gregory (NE) 418
14. Tom Boone (OKST) 390
15. Bob Warmack (OK) 335
16. Willie Robinson (IAST) 305
17. Eddie Hinton (OK) 270
18. Bernie McCall (CO) 249
19. Junior Riggins (KS) 246
20. Mike Ewing (MO) 225
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. William Harris (CO) 5.1
2. Cornelius Davis (KSST) 4.9
3. James Ray Jackson (OK) 4.6
4. Harry Wilson (NE) 4.6
5. Ben Gregory (NE) 4.5
6. Dan Kelly (CO) 4.0
7. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 4.0
8. Charlie Brown (MO) 3.9
9. Pete Tatman (NE) 3.9
10. Les Webster (IAST) 3.8
11. Jack Reynolds (OKST) 3.8
12. Wilmer Cooks (CO) 3.7
13. Willie Robinson (IAST) 3.7
14. Ron Shotts (OK) 3.6
15. Tom Boone (OKST) 3.5
16. Bernie McCall (CO) 3.5
17. Bob Warmack (OK) 3.3
18. Gary Kombrink (MO) 1.7
19. Bill Nossek (KSST) 1.5
20. Bobby Douglass (KS) 1.5
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Wilmer Cooks (CO) 10
2. Les Webster (IAST) 6
  Ben Gregory (NE) 6
4. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 5
  Ron Shotts (OK) 5
6. Eddie Hinton (OK) 4
  Bob Churchich (NE) 4
  Jack Reynolds (OKST) 4
  Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 4
10. John Farler (CO) 3
  Bob Warmack (OK) 3
  Pete Tatman (NE) 3
  Thermus Butler (KS) 3
  Bernie McCall (CO) 3
  Dan Kelly (CO) 3
  Harry Wilson (NE) 3
  James Ray Jackson (OK) 3
18. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 2
  Paul Critchlow (NE) 2
  Ray Thorpe (MO) 2
  Charlie Winters (NE) 2
  Charlie Brown (MO) 2
Receptions
1. Eppie Barney (IAST) 56
2. Dave Jones (KSST) 35
3. Ben Hart (OK) 33
4. George Maurer (IAST) 30
5. Jerry Philpott (OKST) 28
6. Eddie Hinton (OK) 26
7. Tom Penney (NE) 24
8. Larry Plantz (CO) 22
  Dennis Morrison (NE) 22
10. Tom Busch (IAST) 21
11. Halley Kampschroeder (KS) 18
12. Sandy Buda (KS) 16
  Happy Settle (OKST) 16
  Harry Wilson (NE) 16
15. Jeff Elias (KS) 15
16. Chuck Weber (MO) 14
17. John Farler (CO) 13
18. Charlie Brown (MO) 12
  Dennis Richnafsky (NE) 12
  Ben Gregory (NE) 12
Receiving Yards
1. Eppie Barney (IAST) 782
2. Dave Jones (KSST) 721
3. Ben Hart (OK) 565
4. Tom Busch (IAST) 423
5. Larry Plantz (CO) 354
6. Eddie Hinton (OK) 341
7. George Maurer (IAST) 320
8. Jerry Philpott (OKST) 312
9. Tom Penney (NE) 286
10. Halley Kampschroeder (KS) 278
11. Earl Denny (MO) 276
12. Dennis Morrison (NE) 271
13. Happy Settle (OKST) 222
14. Harry Wilson (NE) 216
15. John Farler (CO) 177
16. Sandy Buda (KS) 161
17. Chuck Weber (MO) 157
18. Jeff Elias (KS) 124
19. Mike Duncan (KSST) 123
20. Dennis Richnafsky (NE) 121
  Ben Gregory (NE) 121
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Dave Jones (KSST) 20.6
2. Tom Busch (IAST) 20.1
3. Ben Hart (OK) 17.1
4. Larry Plantz (CO) 16.1
5. Eppie Barney (IAST) 14.0
6. Eddie Hinton (OK) 13.1
7. Dennis Morrison (NE) 12.3
8. Tom Penney (NE) 11.9
9. Jerry Philpott (OKST) 11.1
10. George Maurer (IAST) 10.7
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Eppie Barney (IAST) 3
  Chuck Weber (MO) 3
  Larry Plantz (CO) 3
4. Tom Busch (IAST) 2
  Jerry Philpott (OKST) 2
  Randy Meacham (OK) 2
  Ben Hart (OK) 2
  Dennis Morrison (NE) 2
  Junior Riggins (KS) 2
  Eddie Hinton (OK) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Cornelius Davis (KSST) 214
2. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 187
3. Wilmer Cooks (CO) 169
4. Jack Reynolds (OKST) 160
5. Ron Shotts (OK) 157
6. Les Webster (IAST) 156
7. Harry Wilson (NE) 154
8. Charlie Brown (MO) 151
9. Gary Kombrink (MO) 122
10. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 117
11. Tom Boone (OKST) 115
12. William Harris (CO) 114
13. James Ray Jackson (OK) 108
  Pete Tatman (NE) 108
15. Dan Kelly (CO) 107
16. Ben Gregory (NE) 105
17. Bob Warmack (OK) 103
  Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 103
19. Bill Nossek (KSST) 88
20. Willie Robinson (IAST) 82
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Cornelius Davis (KSST) 1091
2. Harry Wilson (NE) 851
3. Eppie Barney (IAST) 803
4. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 774
5. Dave Jones (KSST) 725
6. Wilmer Cooks (CO) 669
7. Jack Reynolds (OKST) 645
8. William Harris (CO) 637
9. Les Webster (IAST) 628
10. Eddie Hinton (OK) 611
11. Ron Shotts (OK) 602
12. Charlie Brown (MO) 598
13. Tom Busch (IAST) 567
14. Ben Hart (OK) 556
15. Ben Gregory (NE) 539
16. James Ray Jackson (OK) 501
17. Dan Kelly (CO) 431
18. Pete Tatman (NE) 429
19. Tom Boone (OKST) 428
20. Larry Plantz (CO) 376
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Wilmer Cooks (CO) 10
2. Ben Gregory (NE) 7
3. Eddie Hinton (OK) 6
  Les Webster (IAST) 6
5. Ron Shotts (OK) 5
  Tim Van Galder (IAST) 5
7. Harry Wilson (NE) 4
  Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 4
  Bob Churchich (NE) 4
  Jack Reynolds (OKST) 4
11. John Farler (CO) 3
  Bob Warmack (OK) 3
  Thermus Butler (KS) 3
  Bernie McCall (CO) 3
  Dan Kelly (CO) 3
  Chuck Weber (MO) 3
  Tom Busch (IAST) 3
  Eppie Barney (IAST) 3
  James Ray Jackson (OK) 3
  Pete Tatman (NE) 3
  Larry Plantz (CO) 3
Total Plays
1. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 362
2. Bob Churchich (NE) 237
3. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 230
4. Cornelius Davis (KSST) 210
5. Bob Warmack (OK) 206
6. Gary Kombrink (MO) 199
7. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 195
8. Bill Nossek (KSST) 174
9. Dan Kelly (CO) 172
10. Bernie McCall (CO) 164
11. Wilmer Cooks (CO) 159
12. Jack Reynolds (OKST) 153
13. Les Webster (IAST) 149
  Ron Shotts (OK) 149
15. Vic Castillo (KSST) 141
16. Charlie Brown (MO) 140
17. Harry Wilson (NE) 138
18. Bobby Douglass (KS) 110
  Tom Boone (OKST) 110
20. Pete Tatman (NE) 107
Total Yards
1. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 1749
2. Bob Warmack (OK) 1178
3. Bob Churchich (NE) 1078
4. Cornelius Davis (KSST) 1028
5. Bernie McCall (CO) 837
6. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 803
7. Dan Kelly (CO) 784
8. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 765
9. Bill Nossek (KSST) 725
10. Gary Kombrink (MO) 645
11. Harry Wilson (NE) 635
12. Wilmer Cooks (CO) 594
13. Jack Reynolds (OKST) 585
14. Les Webster (IAST) 572
15. Vic Castillo (KSST) 564
16. Charlie Brown (MO) 544
17. William Harris (CO) 538
18. Ron Shotts (OK) 535
19. James Ray Jackson (OK) 489
20. Pete Tatman (NE) 418
  Ben Gregory (NE) 418
Total Touchdowns
1. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 11
2. Wilmer Cooks (CO) 10
3. Bob Churchich (NE) 8
4. Bob Warmack (OK) 7
5. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 6
  Ben Gregory (NE) 6
  Les Webster (IAST) 6
8. Dan Kelly (CO) 5
  Ron Shotts (OK) 5
10. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 4
  Jack Reynolds (OKST) 4
  Bernie McCall (CO) 4
  Eddie Hinton (OK) 4
14. John Farler (CO) 3
  Pete Tatman (NE) 3
  James Ray Jackson (OK) 3
  Harry Wilson (NE) 3
  Danny Sharp (MO) 3
  Thermus Butler (KS) 3
20. Jim Burgar (OK) 2
  Vic Castillo (KSST) 2
  Charlie Brown (MO) 2
  Charlie Winters (NE) 2
  Mike Arnold (OKST) 2
  Ray Thorpe (MO) 2
  Paul Critchlow (NE) 2
  Gary Kombrink (MO) 2