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1966 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Nebraska 9 2 0 .818 6 1 0 .857 20.3 10.7 9.95 1.22
Colorado 7 3 0 .700 5 2 0 .714 19.1 13.2 8.04 2.34
Missouri 6 3 1 .650 4 2 1 .643 12.1 11.6 4.05 2.15
Oklahoma State 4 5 1 .450 4 2 1 .643 10.3 13.8 1.88 4.28
Oklahoma 6 4 0 .600 4 3 0 .571 19.2 12.2 9.42 3.62
Iowa State 2 6 2 .300 2 3 2 .429 16.0 21.1 -4.75 0.85
Kansas 2 7 1 .250 0 6 1 .071 10.6 18.8 -5.95 1.05
Kansas State 0 9 1 .050 0 6 1 .071 6.6 22.6 -14.24 0.76

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 Final
Nebraska 3 4 6 7 6 7 8 6 4 4 4 6 6
Oklahoma           10              

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1967-01-02 Sugar Bowl Alabama 34 Nebraska 7 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)

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

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

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

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 Warmack (OK) 4
  Bob Churchich (NE) 4
4. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 2
  Danny Sharp (MO) 2
  Vic Castillo (KSST) 2
  Dan Kelly (CO) 2
  Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 2
  Mike Arnold (OKST) 2
  Jim Burgar (OK) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Tim Van Galder (IAST) 16
2. Vic Castillo (KSST) 12
3. Bill Nossek (KSST) 9
  Bob Churchich (NE) 9
5. Danny Sharp (MO) 7
  Bernie McCall (CO) 7
  Gary Kombrink (MO) 7
8. Dan Kelly (CO) 6
9. Bob Skahan (KS) 5
10. Jim Burgar (OK) 4
  Bob Warmack (OK) 4
  Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 4

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

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

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

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Wilmer Cooks (CO) 10
2. Les Webster (IAST) 6
  Ben Gregory (NE) 6
4. Ron Shotts (OK) 5
  Tim Van Galder (IAST) 5
6. Eddie Hinton (OK) 4
  Bob Churchich (NE) 4
  Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 4
  Jack Reynolds (OKST) 4
10. John Farler (CO) 3
  Bob Warmack (OK) 3
  Pete Tatman (NE) 3
  James Ray Jackson (OK) 3
  Harry Wilson (NE) 3
  Bernie McCall (CO) 3
  Dan Kelly (CO) 3
  Thermus Butler (KS) 3

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

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

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
  Larry Plantz (CO) 3
  Chuck Weber (MO) 3
4. Junior Riggins (KS) 2
  Eddie Hinton (OK) 2
  Jerry Philpott (OKST) 2
  Tom Busch (IAST) 2
  Randy Meacham (OK) 2
  Ben Hart (OK) 2
  Dennis Morrison (NE) 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

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

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. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 4
  Harry Wilson (NE) 4
  Jack Reynolds (OKST) 4
  Bob Churchich (NE) 4

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

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

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. Ron Shotts (OK) 5
  Dan Kelly (CO) 5
10. Eddie Hinton (OK) 4
  Donnie Shanklin (KS) 4
  Jack Reynolds (OKST) 4
  Bernie McCall (CO) 4