You Are Here > > > > 1970

1970 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

Previous Year ▪ Next Year

Record: 49-39-2, .556 W-L% (7th 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)

Support us without the ads? Go Ad-Free!

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

Read more about our data coverage. ▪ An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.

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

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

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

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

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. 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. 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

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. 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. Joe Wylie (OK) 159
  Jeff Kinney* (NE) 159
7. John Tarver (CO) 137
8. Mike Montgomery (KSST) 133
9. Jimmy Williams (OKST) 132
10. Bill Butler (KSST) 127
  Joe Moore (MO) 127
  James Harrison (MO) 127

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

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

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. Jack Mildren (OK) 5
  Mike Farmer (MO) 5
  Jerry Tagge* (NE) 5
  Chuck Roper (MO) 5
  Henry Hawthorne (KSST) 5
  Greg Pruitt (OK) 5
  Dan Heck (KS) 5

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

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

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

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. Tom Lorenz (IAST) 3
  Mike Creed (KSST) 3
  Henry Hawthorne (KSST) 3
  Dave McCurry (IAST) 3
  Marvin Foster (KS) 3

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. Jock Johnson (IAST) 137
  John Tarver (CO) 137

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

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. Guy Ingles* (NE) 8
  John Tarver (CO) 8
  Henry Hawthorne (KSST) 8
9. Hermann Eben (OKST) 7
  Greg Pruitt (OK) 7
  George Amundson (IAST) 7

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

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

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