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1968 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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Record: 44-39-0, .530 W-L% (5th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 9.90 (1st of 12) ▪ SOS: 8.87 (1st of 12)

Conference Champion: Kansas and Oklahoma

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Kansas 9 2 0 .818 6 1 0 .857 35.8 17.3 18.01 5.65
Oklahoma 7 4 0 .636 6 1 0 .857 31.2 20.5 18.07 11.71
Missouri 8 3 0 .727 5 2 0 .714 28.0 12.4 18.85 8.03
Nebraska 6 4 0 .600 3 4 0 .429 15.5 16.1 9.83 7.93
Colorado 4 6 0 .400 3 4 0 .429 22.0 24.4 6.69 9.09
Kansas State 4 6 0 .400 2 5 0 .286 19.4 24.7 4.72 8.82
Oklahoma State 3 7 0 .300 2 5 0 .286 16.1 28.8 4.12 13.52
Iowa State 3 7 0 .300 1 6 0 .143 17.8 27.3 -1.07 6.23

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Kansas     12 8 6 4 3 3 3 7 7 5 6 7
Missouri           20 14 10 8 6 13 16 16 9
Oklahoma 4 5                 14 11 10 11
Nebraska 14 14 9 7 9 13                

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1969-01-01 Orange Bowl Penn State 15 Kansas 14 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1968-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Southern Methodist 28 Oklahoma 27 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1968-12-28 Gator Bowl Missouri 35 Alabama 10 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 125
2. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 121
3. Bob Anderson (CO) 112
4. Bob Warmack (OK) 106
5. John Warder (IAST) 89
6. Bobby Douglass (KS) 84
7. Ernie Sigler (NE) 73
8. Terry McMillan (MO) 56
9. Garnett Phelps (MO) 34
10. Frank Patrick (NE) 27
Pass Attempts
1. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 258
2. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 247
3. Bob Anderson (CO) 222
4. John Warder (IAST) 201
5. Bob Warmack (OK) 189
6. Bobby Douglass (KS) 168
7. Ernie Sigler (NE) 144
8. Terry McMillan (MO) 113
9. Garnett Phelps (MO) 84
10. Frank Patrick (NE) 67
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Bob Warmack (OK) 56.1
2. Ernie Sigler (NE) 50.7
3. Bob Anderson (CO) 50.5
4. Bobby Douglass (KS) 50.0
5. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 49.0
6. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 48.4
7. John Warder (IAST) 44.3
Passing Yards
1. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 1569
2. Bob Warmack (OK) 1548
3. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 1438
4. Bob Anderson (CO) 1341
5. Bobby Douglass (KS) 1316
6. John Warder (IAST) 1184
7. Ernie Sigler (NE) 907
8. Terry McMillan (MO) 745
9. Garnett Phelps (MO) 536
10. Frank Patrick (NE) 311
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Bob Warmack (OK) 8.2
2. Bobby Douglass (KS) 7.8
3. Ernie Sigler (NE) 6.3
4. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 6.1
5. Bob Anderson (CO) 6.0
6. John Warder (IAST) 5.9
7. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 5.8
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Bob Warmack (OK) 7.8
2. Bobby Douglass (KS) 7.7
3. Ernie Sigler (NE) 5.1
4. John Warder (IAST) 4.6
5. Bob Anderson (CO) 4.2
6. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 3.4
7. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 3.3
Passing Touchdowns
1. Bobby Douglass (KS) 12
2. Bob Warmack (OK) 10
3. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 8
4. John Warder (IAST) 7
  Bob Anderson (CO) 7
6. Ernie Sigler (NE) 5
  Garnett Phelps (MO) 5
  Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 5
9. Terry McMillan (MO) 4
10. Steve Owens (OK) 2
  Jon Staggers (MO) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 19
2. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 16
3. Bob Anderson (CO) 12
4. John Warder (IAST) 9
5. Terry McMillan (MO) 7
6. Bobby Douglass (KS) 6
  Bob Warmack (OK) 6
  Ernie Sigler (NE) 6
  Garnett Phelps (MO) 6
10. Frank Patrick (NE) 5
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Bob Warmack (OK) 136.0
2. Bobby Douglass (KS) 132.2
3. Ernie Sigler (NE) 106.7
4. Bob Anderson (CO) 100.8
5. John Warder (IAST) 96.3
6. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 95.0
7. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 91.6
Rush Attempts
1. Steve Owens (OK) 357
2. Joe Orduna (NE) 186
3. Bob Anderson (CO) 183
4. Greg Cook (MO) 161
5. Dick Davis (NE) 158
6. John Warder (IAST) 151
7. Bobby Douglass (KS) 148
8. John Riggins (KS) 139
9. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 127
10. Ben King (IAST) 124
Rushing Yards
1. Steve Owens (OK) 1536
2. John Riggins (KS) 866
3. Bob Anderson (CO) 788
4. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 772
5. Greg Cook (MO) 693
6. Joe Orduna (NE) 677
7. Dick Davis (NE) 606
8. Bobby Douglass (KS) 495
9. Steve Engel (CO) 491
10. Ben King (IAST) 437
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 6.3
2. John Riggins (KS) 6.2
3. Tom Nigbur (CO) 5.9
4. Joe Moore (MO) 4.9
5. Steve Engel (CO) 4.5
6. Ron McBride (MO) 4.4
7. Mack Herron (KSST) 4.4
8. Bob Anderson (CO) 4.3
9. Greg Cook (MO) 4.3
10. Steve Owens (OK) 4.3
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Steve Owens (OK) 21
2. Bobby Douglass (KS) 12
3. Joe Orduna (NE) 10
4. Bob Anderson (CO) 9
5. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 8
6. James Harrison (MO) 7
7. John Riggins (KS) 6
  Tom Nigbur (CO) 6
9. Bob Warmack (OK) 5
  Ward Walsh (CO) 5
  Cornelius Davis (KSST) 5
Receptions
1. Eddie Hinton (OK) 60
2. Terry Brown (OKST) 54
3. Dave Jones (KSST) 46
4. Mack Herron (KSST) 38
  Monte Huber (CO) 38
6. Otto Stowe (IAST) 34
  Tom Dearinger (OKST) 34
8. George McGowan (KS) 32
9. Hermann Eben (OKST) 25
  Tom Penney (NE) 25
  John Mosier (KS) 25
Receiving Yards
1. Eddie Hinton (OK) 967
2. Terry Brown (OKST) 688
3. Dave Jones (KSST) 622
4. Mack Herron (KSST) 592
  George McGowan (KS) 592
6. Monte Huber (CO) 462
7. Tom Penney (NE) 424
8. Otto Stowe (IAST) 421
9. Sam Campbell (IAST) 372
10. Tom Dearinger (OKST) 369
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. George McGowan (KS) 18.5
2. Sam Campbell (IAST) 17.7
3. Tom Penney (NE) 17.0
4. Eddie Hinton (OK) 16.1
5. Mack Herron (KSST) 15.6
6. Dave Jones (KSST) 13.5
7. Mike Pruett (CO) 12.8
8. Terry Brown (OKST) 12.7
9. Steve Zabel (OK) 12.5
10. Otto Stowe (IAST) 12.4
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Eddie Hinton (OK) 6
2. George McGowan (KS) 5
3. Jim McFarland (NE) 4
  Steve Zabel (OK) 4
  Mack Herron (KSST) 4
  Sam Campbell (IAST) 4
  Dave Jones (KSST) 4
8. Mike Pruett (CO) 3
  Mel Gray (MO) 3
10. Jim Hatcher (KS) 2
  Terry Brown (OKST) 2
  Monte Huber (CO) 2
  Chuck Weber (MO) 2
  John Jackson (KS) 2
  Tom Penney (NE) 2
  Cornelius Davis (KSST) 2
  Junior Riggins (KS) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Steve Owens (OK) 367
2. Joe Orduna (NE) 192
3. Bob Anderson (CO) 183
4. Greg Cook (MO) 175
5. Dick Davis (NE) 165
6. John Warder (IAST) 151
7. Bobby Douglass (KS) 148
8. John Riggins (KS) 139
9. Ben King (IAST) 133
10. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 127
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Steve Owens (OK) 1630
2. Eddie Hinton (OK) 1076
3. Mack Herron (KSST) 901
4. John Riggins (KS) 866
5. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 837
6. Terry Brown (OKST) 806
7. Greg Cook (MO) 796
8. Bob Anderson (CO) 788
9. Joe Orduna (NE) 715
10. Dick Davis (NE) 686
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Steve Owens (OK) 21
2. Bobby Douglass (KS) 12
3. Joe Orduna (NE) 10
4. Donnie Shanklin (KS) 9
  Bob Anderson (CO) 9
6. James Harrison (MO) 8
7. Mack Herron (KSST) 7
  Cornelius Davis (KSST) 7
9. Ward Walsh (CO) 6
  John Riggins (KS) 6
  Tom Nigbur (CO) 6
  Eddie Hinton (OK) 6
Total Plays
1. Bob Anderson (CO) 405
2. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 374
3. Steve Owens (OK) 359
4. John Warder (IAST) 352
5. Bobby Douglass (KS) 316
6. Bob Warmack (OK) 292
7. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 288
8. Ernie Sigler (NE) 209
9. Terry McMillan (MO) 203
10. Joe Orduna (NE) 187
Total Yards
1. Bob Anderson (CO) 2129
2. Bob Warmack (OK) 1814
3. Bobby Douglass (KS) 1811
4. Ronnie Johnson (OKST) 1604
5. Steve Owens (OK) 1569
6. John Warder (IAST) 1539
7. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 1415
8. Terry McMillan (MO) 1102
9. John Riggins (KS) 866
10. Ernie Sigler (NE) 840
Total Touchdowns
1. Bobby Douglass (KS) 24
2. Steve Owens (OK) 23
3. Bob Anderson (CO) 16
4. Bob Warmack (OK) 15
5. John Warder (IAST) 10
  Joe Orduna (NE) 10
7. Terry McMillan (MO) 8
  Lynn Dickey (KSST) 8
  Donnie Shanklin (KS) 8
10. James Harrison (MO) 7