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1968 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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Record: 44-39-0, .530 W-L% (3rd 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 Completion Percentage

1. Bob Warmack (Oklahoma) 56.1
2. Ernie Sigler (Nebraska) 50.7
3. Bob Anderson (Colorado) 50.5
4. Bobby Douglass (Kansas) 50.0
5. Ronnie Johnson (Oklahoma State) 49.0
6. Lynn Dickey (Kansas State) 48.4
7. John Warder (Iowa State) 44.3

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bob Warmack (Oklahoma) 8.2
2. Bobby Douglass (Kansas) 7.8
3. Ernie Sigler (Nebraska) 6.3
4. Lynn Dickey (Kansas State) 6.1
5. Bob Anderson (Colorado) 6.0
6. John Warder (Iowa State) 5.9
7. Ronnie Johnson (Oklahoma State) 5.8

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bob Warmack (Oklahoma) 7.8
2. Bobby Douglass (Kansas) 7.7
3. Ernie Sigler (Nebraska) 5.1
4. John Warder (Iowa State) 4.6
5. Bob Anderson (Colorado) 4.2
6. Lynn Dickey (Kansas State) 3.4
7. Ronnie Johnson (Oklahoma State) 3.3

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bob Warmack (Oklahoma) 136.0
2. Bobby Douglass (Kansas) 132.2
3. Ernie Sigler (Nebraska) 106.7
4. Bob Anderson (Colorado) 100.8
5. John Warder (Iowa State) 96.3
6. Lynn Dickey (Kansas State) 95.0
7. Ronnie Johnson (Oklahoma State) 91.6

Rushing Yards

1. Steve Owens (Oklahoma) 1536
2. John Riggins (Kansas) 866
3. Bob Anderson (Colorado) 788
4. Donnie Shanklin (Kansas) 772
5. Greg Cook (Missouri) 693
6. Joe Orduna (Nebraska) 677
7. Dick Davis (Nebraska) 606
8. Bobby Douglass (Kansas) 495
9. Steve Engel (Colorado) 491
10. Ben King (Iowa State) 437

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Donnie Shanklin (Kansas) 6.3
2. John Riggins (Kansas) 6.2
3. Tom Nigbur (Colorado) 5.9
4. Joe Moore (Missouri) 4.9
5. Steve Engel (Colorado) 4.5
6. Ron McBride (Missouri) 4.4
7. Mack Herron (Kansas State) 4.4
8. Bob Anderson (Colorado) 4.3
9. Greg Cook (Missouri) 4.3
10. Steve Owens (Oklahoma) 4.3

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. George McGowan (Kansas) 18.5
2. Sam Campbell (Iowa State) 17.7
3. Tom Penney (Nebraska) 17.0
4. Eddie Hinton (Oklahoma) 16.1
5. Mack Herron (Kansas State) 15.6
6. Dave Jones (Kansas State) 13.5
7. Mike Pruett (Colorado) 12.8
8. Terry Brown (Oklahoma State) 12.7
9. Steve Zabel (Oklahoma) 12.5
10. Otto Stowe (Iowa State) 12.4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Steve Owens (Oklahoma) 367
2. Joe Orduna (Nebraska) 192
3. Bob Anderson (Colorado) 183
4. Greg Cook (Missouri) 175
5. Dick Davis (Nebraska) 165
6. John Warder (Iowa State) 151
7. Bobby Douglass (Kansas) 148
8. John Riggins (Kansas) 139
9. Ben King (Iowa State) 133
10. Ronnie Johnson (Oklahoma State) 127

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Steve Owens (Oklahoma) 1630
2. Eddie Hinton (Oklahoma) 1076
3. Mack Herron (Kansas State) 901
4. John Riggins (Kansas) 866
5. Donnie Shanklin (Kansas) 837
6. Terry Brown (Oklahoma State) 806
7. Greg Cook (Missouri) 796
8. Bob Anderson (Colorado) 788
9. Joe Orduna (Nebraska) 715
10. Dick Davis (Nebraska) 686