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1970 Big Eight Conference Leaders

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Record: 49-39-2, .556 W-L% (4th of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 13.38 (1st of 13) ▪ SOS: 11.51 (2nd of 13)

Conference Champion: Nebraska

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 180
2. Tony Pounds (OKST) 133
3. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 116
4. Dean Carlson (IAST) 105
5. Chuck Roper (MO) 101
6. Dan Heck (KS) 81
7. Jim Bratten (CO) 64
8. Jack Mildren (OK) 54
9. Van Brownson* (NE) 49
10. George Amundson (IAST) 37
11. Mike Farmer (MO) 29
12. Paul Arendt (CO) 23
13. Max Arreguin (KSST) 11
14. Dave Robertson (OK) 5
15. Rich Jones (KS) 4
16. Mike Montgomery (KSST) 3
  Emory Bellard (OKST) 3

Pass Attempts

1. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 364
2. Tony Pounds (OKST) 269
3. Chuck Roper (MO) 235
4. Dean Carlson (IAST) 220
5. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 190
6. Dan Heck (KS) 188
7. Jim Bratten (CO) 151
8. Jack Mildren (OK) 110
9. George Amundson (IAST) 103
10. Mike Farmer (MO) 79
11. Van Brownson* (NE) 75
12. Paul Arendt (CO) 62
13. Max Arreguin (KSST) 30
14. Rich Jones (KS) 14
15. Dave Robertson (OK) 10
  Emory Bellard (OKST) 10
17. Mike Montgomery (KSST) 7
18. Bob Jones* (NE) 5
19. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 4
20. Dan Schneiss* (NE) 3

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 61.1
2. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 49.5
3. Tony Pounds (OKST) 49.4
4. Dean Carlson (IAST) 47.7
5. Dan Heck (KS) 43.1
6. Chuck Roper (MO) 43.0
7. Jim Bratten (CO) 42.4

Passing Yards

1. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 2163
2. Tony Pounds (OKST) 1871
3. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 1536
4. Dean Carlson (IAST) 1391
5. Dan Heck (KS) 1169
6. Chuck Roper (MO) 1097
7. Jack Mildren (OK) 818
8. Jim Bratten (CO) 771
9. Van Brownson* (NE) 667
10. George Amundson (IAST) 471
11. Paul Arendt (CO) 444
12. Mike Farmer (MO) 350
13. Max Arreguin (KSST) 110
14. Dave Robertson (OK) 101
15. Rich Jones (KS) 85
16. Mike Montgomery (KSST) 77
17. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 52
18. Henry Hawthorne (KSST) 39
19. Dan Schneiss* (NE) 17
20. Joe Orduna* (NE) 14

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 8.1
2. Tony Pounds (OKST) 7.0
3. Dean Carlson (IAST) 6.3
4. Dan Heck (KS) 6.2
5. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 5.9
6. Jim Bratten (CO) 5.1
7. Chuck Roper (MO) 4.7

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 7.5
2. Tony Pounds (OKST) 4.6
3. Dean Carlson (IAST) 4.0
4. Dan Heck (KS) 3.7
5. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 3.1
6. Jim Bratten (CO) 2.8
7. Chuck Roper (MO) 1.9

Passing Touchdowns

1. Tony Pounds (OKST) 15
2. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 12
3. Dean Carlson (IAST) 11
4. Dan Heck (KS) 10
5. Jack Mildren (OK) 7
  Lynn Dickey (KSST) 7
7. Van Brownson* (NE) 6
8. George Amundson (IAST) 4
9. Paul Arendt (CO) 3
  Jim Bratten (CO) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 26
2. Tony Pounds (OKST) 21
3. Dean Carlson (IAST) 16
4. Chuck Roper (MO) 15
  Dan Heck (KS) 15
6. Jack Mildren (OK) 11
7. Jim Bratten (CO) 9
8. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 8
9. George Amundson (IAST) 7
10. Max Arreguin (KSST) 6
11. Mike Farmer (MO) 3
  Van Brownson* (NE) 3
  Paul Arendt (CO) 3
14. Dave Robertson (OK) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 141.4
2. Tony Pounds (OKST) 110.7
3. Dean Carlson (IAST) 102.8
4. Dan Heck (KS) 96.9
5. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 91.4
6. Jim Bratten (CO) 79.9
7. Chuck Roper (MO) 70.8

Rush Attempts

1. John Riggins (KS) 209
2. Joe Orduna* (NE) 200
3. Jack Mildren (OK) 175
4. Bobby Cole (OKST) 167
5. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 159
  Joe Wylie (OK) 159
7. John Tarver (CO) 137
8. Mike Montgomery (KSST) 133
9. Jimmy Williams (OKST) 132
10. Joe Moore (MO) 127
  Bill Butler (KSST) 127
  James Harrison (MO) 127
13. Bill Mauser (MO) 126
14. Jon Keyworth (CO) 125
15. Leon Crosswhite (OK) 124
16. Jock Johnson (IAST) 122
17. Steve Conley (KS) 117
  Ward Walsh (CO) 117
  Jim Bratten (CO) 117
20. George Amundson (IAST) 111

Rushing Yards

1. John Riggins (KS) 1131
2. Joe Wylie (OK) 984
3. Joe Orduna* (NE) 897
4. James Harrison (MO) 702
5. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 694
6. Bobby Cole (OKST) 685
7. Ward Walsh (CO) 679
8. Jon Keyworth (CO) 667
9. John Tarver (CO) 623
10. Joe Moore (MO) 610
11. Leon Crosswhite (OK) 568
12. Steve Conley (KS) 535
13. Bill Mauser (MO) 505
14. Jimmy Williams (OKST) 498
15. Bill Butler (KSST) 497
16. Jim Bratten (CO) 479
17. George Amundson (IAST) 440
18. Mike Montgomery (KSST) 436
19. Jock Johnson (IAST) 434
20. Henry Hawthorne (KSST) 399

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Joe Wylie (OK) 6.2
2. Ward Walsh (CO) 5.8
3. James Harrison (MO) 5.5
4. John Riggins (KS) 5.4
5. Jon Keyworth (CO) 5.3
6. Joe Moore (MO) 4.8
7. Leon Crosswhite (OK) 4.6
8. Steve Conley (KS) 4.6
9. John Tarver (CO) 4.5
10. Joe Orduna* (NE) 4.5
11. Henry Hawthorne (KSST) 4.4
12. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 4.4
13. Bobby Cole (OKST) 4.1
14. Jim Bratten (CO) 4.1
15. Roy Bell (OK) 4.0
16. Bill Mauser (MO) 4.0
17. George Amundson (IAST) 4.0
18. Bill Butler (KSST) 3.9
19. Mike Farmer (MO) 3.8
20. Jimmy Williams (OKST) 3.8

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Joe Orduna* (NE) 15
2. Joe Wylie (OK) 12
  John Riggins (KS) 12
4. Jon Keyworth (CO) 9
5. John Tarver (CO) 8
6. George Amundson (IAST) 7
7. Joe Moore (MO) 6
8. Chuck Roper (MO) 5
  Jerry Tagge* (NE) 5
  Jack Mildren (OK) 5
  Mike Farmer (MO) 5
  Henry Hawthorne (KSST) 5
  Dan Heck (KS) 5
  Greg Pruitt (OK) 5
15. Dean Carlson (IAST) 4
  Van Brownson* (NE) 4
  Jimmy Williams (OKST) 4
  James Harrison (MO) 4
  Jeff Kinney* (NE) 4
  Bobby Cole (OKST) 4

Receptions

1. Otto Stowe (IAST) 59
2. Mike Montgomery (KSST) 51
3. Hermann Eben (OKST) 48
4. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 39
  Dick Graham (OKST) 39
6. John Henley (MO) 38
7. Henry Hawthorne (KSST) 36
  Guy Ingles* (NE) 36
9. Tom Lorenz (IAST) 32
10. Mike Creed (KSST) 28
  Tyrone Walls (MO) 28
12. Mel Gray (MO) 27
13. John Goerger (KSST) 23
  Cliff Branch (CO) 23
  Jerry List* (NE) 23
16. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 20
  Dan Schneiss* (NE) 20
18. Greg Pruitt (OK) 19
19. Ron Jessie (KS) 18
  Dave McCurry (IAST) 18

Receiving Yards

1. Hermann Eben (OKST) 937
2. Otto Stowe (IAST) 822
3. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 710
4. Guy Ingles* (NE) 625
5. Dick Graham (OKST) 618
6. Henry Hawthorne (KSST) 501
7. John Henley (MO) 481
  Mike Creed (KSST) 481
9. Mel Gray (MO) 449
10. Tom Lorenz (IAST) 443
11. John Goerger (KSST) 396
12. Mike Montgomery (KSST) 386
13. Cliff Branch (CO) 335
14. Tyrone Walls (MO) 311
15. Ron Jessie (KS) 308
16. Marvin Foster (KS) 299
17. Larry Brunson (CO) 295
18. Jerry List* (NE) 278
19. Jon Harrison (OK) 272
20. Dave McCurry (IAST) 268

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Hermann Eben (OKST) 19.5
2. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 18.2
3. Guy Ingles* (NE) 17.4
4. John Goerger (KSST) 17.2
5. Mike Creed (KSST) 17.2
6. Mel Gray (MO) 16.6
7. Dick Graham (OKST) 15.8
8. Cliff Branch (CO) 14.6
9. Otto Stowe (IAST) 13.9
10. Henry Hawthorne (KSST) 13.9
11. Tom Lorenz (IAST) 13.8
12. John Henley (MO) 12.7
13. Jerry List* (NE) 12.1
14. Tyrone Walls (MO) 11.1
15. Mike Montgomery (KSST) 7.6

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Guy Ingles* (NE) 8
2. Hermann Eben (OKST) 7
  Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 7
4. Otto Stowe (IAST) 6
5. Dick Graham (OKST) 4
6. Dave McCurry (IAST) 3
  Henry Hawthorne (KSST) 3
  Mike Creed (KSST) 3
  Tom Lorenz (IAST) 3
  Marvin Foster (KS) 3
11. Jon Harrison (OK) 2
  Larry Brunson (CO) 2
  Woody Cox* (NE) 2
  Willie Franklin (OK) 2
  Dan Schneiss* (NE) 2
  Lucious Turner (KS) 2
  Mel Gray (MO) 2
  John Riggins (KS) 2
  Ron Jessie (KS) 2
  Tom Dearinger (OKST) 2
  Greg Pruitt (OK) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. John Riggins (KS) 216
2. Joe Orduna* (NE) 211
3. Mike Montgomery (KSST) 184
4. Bobby Cole (OKST) 180
5. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 179
6. Jack Mildren (OK) 175
7. Joe Wylie (OK) 161
8. Bill Butler (KSST) 139
  James Harrison (MO) 139
10. John Tarver (CO) 137
  Jock Johnson (IAST) 137
12. Jimmy Williams (OKST) 135
13. Bill Mauser (MO) 132
14. Joe Moore (MO) 130
15. Leon Crosswhite (OK) 128
16. Jon Keyworth (CO) 126
  Henry Hawthorne (KSST) 126
18. Steve Conley (KS) 123
19. Ward Walsh (CO) 122
20. Jim Bratten (CO) 117

Yards From Scrimmage

1. John Riggins (KS) 1175
2. Joe Wylie (OK) 1026
3. Joe Orduna* (NE) 982
4. Hermann Eben (OKST) 937
5. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 929
6. Henry Hawthorne (KSST) 900
  Jeff Kinney* (NE) 900
8. Otto Stowe (IAST) 847
9. Dick Graham (OKST) 841
10. Mike Montgomery (KSST) 822
11. Bobby Cole (OKST) 803
12. James Harrison (MO) 794
13. Ward Walsh (CO) 704
14. Jon Keyworth (CO) 674
15. Guy Ingles* (NE) 659
16. Joe Moore (MO) 641
17. John Tarver (CO) 623
18. Leon Crosswhite (OK) 611
19. Jimmy Williams (OKST) 569
20. Steve Conley (KS) 558

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Joe Orduna* (NE) 15
2. John Riggins (KS) 14
3. Joe Wylie (OK) 13
4. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 9
  Jon Keyworth (CO) 9
6. John Tarver (CO) 8
  Henry Hawthorne (KSST) 8
  Guy Ingles* (NE) 8
9. Hermann Eben (OKST) 7
  Greg Pruitt (OK) 7
  George Amundson (IAST) 7
12. Otto Stowe (IAST) 6
  Joe Moore (MO) 6
  Dick Graham (OKST) 6
15. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 5
  Dan Heck (KS) 5
  Chuck Roper (MO) 5
  Jerry Tagge* (NE) 5
  Jack Mildren (OK) 5
  Mike Farmer (MO) 5
  Bobby Cole (OKST) 5

Total Plays

1. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 392
2. Tony Pounds (OKST) 365
3. Dean Carlson (IAST) 289
4. Dan Heck (KS) 286
5. Jack Mildren (OK) 285
6. Chuck Roper (MO) 284
7. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 275
8. Jim Bratten (CO) 268
9. George Amundson (IAST) 214
10. John Riggins (KS) 209
11. Joe Orduna* (NE) 201
12. Bobby Cole (OKST) 167
13. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 159
  Joe Wylie (OK) 159
15. Mike Farmer (MO) 149
16. Mike Montgomery (KSST) 140
17. John Tarver (CO) 137
18. Jimmy Williams (OKST) 132
19. Bill Butler (KSST) 127
  Paul Arendt (CO) 127
  James Harrison (MO) 127
  Joe Moore (MO) 127

Total Yards

1. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 2008
2. Tony Pounds (OKST) 1766
3. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 1689
4. Dean Carlson (IAST) 1560
5. Dan Heck (KS) 1346
6. Jim Bratten (CO) 1250
7. Chuck Roper (MO) 1141
8. Jack Mildren (OK) 1136
9. John Riggins (KS) 1131
10. Joe Wylie (OK) 984
11. Joe Orduna* (NE) 911
  George Amundson (IAST) 911
13. Van Brownson* (NE) 779
14. James Harrison (MO) 702
15. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 694
16. Bobby Cole (OKST) 685
17. Ward Walsh (CO) 679
18. Jon Keyworth (CO) 667
19. John Tarver (CO) 623
20. Mike Farmer (MO) 615

Total Touchdowns

1. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 17
  Tony Pounds (OKST) 17
3. Joe Orduna* (NE) 16
4. Dean Carlson (IAST) 15
  Dan Heck (KS) 15
6. Joe Wylie (OK) 12
  John Riggins (KS) 12
  Jack Mildren (OK) 12
9. George Amundson (IAST) 11
10. Van Brownson* (NE) 10
11. Lynn Dickey (KSST) 9
  Jon Keyworth (CO) 9
13. John Tarver (CO) 8
14. Jim Bratten (CO) 6
  Chuck Roper (MO) 6
  Joe Moore (MO) 6
  Mike Farmer (MO) 6
18. Paul Arendt (CO) 5
  Henry Hawthorne (KSST) 5
  Greg Pruitt (OK) 5