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1970 Big Eight Conference Rushing Stats

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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)

  • Plsyers sorted by Yds/Att (minimum 6.25 Att/G).
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28 Players

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Joe Wylie Oklahoma 159 984 6.2 12 2 42 21.0 1 161 1026 6.4 13
2 Ward Walsh Colorado 117 679 5.8 3 5 25 5.0 1 122 704 5.8 4
3 James Harrison Missouri 127 702 5.5 4 12 92 7.7 0 139 794 5.7 4
4 John Riggins Kansas 209 1131 5.4 12 7 44 6.3 2 216 1175 5.4 14
5 Jon Keyworth Colorado 125 667 5.3 9 1 7 7.0 0 126 674 5.3 9
6 Joe Moore Missouri 127 610 4.8 6 3 31 10.3 0 130 641 4.9 6
7 Leon Crosswhite Oklahoma 124 568 4.6 2 4 43 10.8 0 128 611 4.8 2
8 Steve Conley Kansas 117 535 4.6 3 6 23 3.8 0 123 558 4.5 3
9 Joe Orduna* Nebraska 200 897 4.5 15 11 85 7.7 0 211 982 4.7 15
10 John Tarver Colorado 137 623 4.5 8 137 623 4.5 8
11 Jeff Kinney* Nebraska 159 694 4.4 4 20 206 10.3 1 179 900 5.0 5
12 Henry Hawthorne Kansas State 90 399 4.4 5 36 501 13.9 3 126 900 7.1 8
13 Bobby Cole Oklahoma State 167 685 4.1 4 13 118 9.1 1 180 803 4.5 5
14 Jim Bratten Colorado 117 479 4.1 3 117 479 4.1 3
15 Bill Mauser Missouri 126 505 4.0 3 6 37 6.2 0 132 542 4.1 3
16 George Amundson Iowa State 111 440 4.0 7 111 440 4.0 7
17 Roy Bell Oklahoma 82 329 4.0 3 1 10 10.0 0 83 339 4.1 3
18 Bill Butler Kansas State 127 497 3.9 2 12 53 4.4 1 139 550 4.0 3
19 Jimmy Williams Oklahoma State 132 498 3.8 4 3 71 23.7 0 135 569 4.2 4
20 Mike Farmer Missouri 70 265 3.8 5 70 265 3.8 5
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Jock Johnson Iowa State 122 434 3.6 1 15 111 7.4 1 137 545 4.0 2
22 Mike Montgomery Kansas State 133 436 3.3 3 51 386 7.6 1 184 822 4.5 4
23 Paul Arendt Colorado 65 169 2.6 2 65 169 2.6 2
24 Dean Carlson Iowa State 69 169 2.4 4 69 169 2.4 4
25 Jack Mildren Oklahoma 175 318 1.8 5 175 318 1.8 5
26 Dan Heck Kansas 98 177 1.8 5 98 177 1.8 5
27 Jerry Tagge* Nebraska 85 153 1.8 5 85 153 1.8 5
28 Tony Pounds Oklahoma State 96 -105 -1.1 2 96 -105 -1.1 2