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1970 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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Record: 49-39-2, .556 W-L% (8th 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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Nebraska 11 0 1 .958 7 0 0 1.000 35.5 15.8 27.63 10.21
Oklahoma 7 4 1 .625 5 2 0 .714 25.4 19.9 16.98 13.23
Kansas State 6 5 0 .545 5 2 0 .714 17.3 19.8 9.78 11.14
Colorado 6 5 0 .545 3 4 0 .429 28.1 18.7 16.11 10.65
Missouri 5 6 0 .455 3 4 0 .429 22.1 20.3 12.92 12.65
Kansas 5 6 0 .455 2 5 0 .286 24.5 25.2 9.54 10.54
Oklahoma State 4 7 0 .364 2 5 0 .286 19.4 30.6 5.78 13.42
Iowa State 5 6 0 .455 1 6 0 .143 22.5 25.8 8.32 10.23

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Nebraska 9 9 8 6 6 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 1
Oklahoma 20 18 14                   20 20 20
Colorado     18 8 17 13 19         19      
Kansas State 14 13               20          
Missouri 11 10 9 20 16 18   17              

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1971-01-01 Orange Bowl Nebraska 17 Louisiana State 12 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1970-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Oklahoma 24 Alabama 24 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1970-12-12 Liberty Bowl Tulane 17 Colorado 3 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Jerry Tagge* (Nebraska) 61.1
2. Lynn Dickey (Kansas State) 49.5
3. Tony Pounds (Oklahoma State) 49.4
4. Dean Carlson (Iowa State) 47.7
5. Dan Heck (Kansas) 43.1
6. Chuck Roper (Missouri) 43.0
7. Jim Bratten (Colorado) 42.4

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jerry Tagge* (Nebraska) 8.1
2. Tony Pounds (Oklahoma State) 7.0
3. Dean Carlson (Iowa State) 6.3
4. Dan Heck (Kansas) 6.2
5. Lynn Dickey (Kansas State) 5.9
6. Jim Bratten (Colorado) 5.1
7. Chuck Roper (Missouri) 4.7

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jerry Tagge* (Nebraska) 7.5
2. Tony Pounds (Oklahoma State) 4.6
3. Dean Carlson (Iowa State) 4.0
4. Dan Heck (Kansas) 3.7
5. Lynn Dickey (Kansas State) 3.1
6. Jim Bratten (Colorado) 2.8
7. Chuck Roper (Missouri) 1.9

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Jerry Tagge* (Nebraska) 141.4
2. Tony Pounds (Oklahoma State) 110.7
3. Dean Carlson (Iowa State) 102.8
4. Dan Heck (Kansas) 96.9
5. Lynn Dickey (Kansas State) 91.4
6. Jim Bratten (Colorado) 79.9
7. Chuck Roper (Missouri) 70.8

Rushing Yards

1. John Riggins (Kansas) 1131
2. Joe Wylie (Oklahoma) 984
3. Joe Orduna* (Nebraska) 897
4. James Harrison (Missouri) 702
5. Jeff Kinney* (Nebraska) 694
6. Bobby Cole (Oklahoma State) 685
7. Ward Walsh (Colorado) 679
8. Jon Keyworth (Colorado) 667
9. John Tarver (Colorado) 623
10. Joe Moore (Missouri) 610

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Joe Wylie (Oklahoma) 6.2
2. Ward Walsh (Colorado) 5.8
3. James Harrison (Missouri) 5.5
4. John Riggins (Kansas) 5.4
5. Jon Keyworth (Colorado) 5.3
6. Joe Moore (Missouri) 4.8
7. Leon Crosswhite (Oklahoma) 4.6
8. Steve Conley (Kansas) 4.6
9. John Tarver (Colorado) 4.5
10. Joe Orduna* (Nebraska) 4.5

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Hermann Eben (Oklahoma State) 19.5
2. Johnny Rodgers* (Nebraska) 18.2
3. Guy Ingles* (Nebraska) 17.4
4. John Goerger (Kansas State) 17.2
5. Mike Creed (Kansas State) 17.2
6. Mel Gray (Missouri) 16.6
7. Dick Graham (Oklahoma State) 15.8
8. Cliff Branch (Colorado) 14.6
9. Otto Stowe (Iowa State) 13.9
10. Henry Hawthorne (Kansas State) 13.9

Total Yards

1. Lynn Dickey (Kansas State) 2008
2. Tony Pounds (Oklahoma State) 1766
3. Jerry Tagge* (Nebraska) 1689
4. Dean Carlson (Iowa State) 1560
5. Dan Heck (Kansas) 1346
6. Jim Bratten (Colorado) 1250
7. Chuck Roper (Missouri) 1141
8. Jack Mildren (Oklahoma) 1136
9. John Riggins (Kansas) 1131
10. Joe Wylie (Oklahoma) 984