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1971 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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Record: 56-36-1, .608 W-L% (3rd of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 13.37 (1st of 13) ▪ SOS: 10.04 (1st of 13)

Conference Champion: Nebraska

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Nebraska and Oklahoma)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Nebraska 13 0 0 1.000 7 0 0 1.000 39.0 8.0 31.49 8.79
Oklahoma 11 1 0 .917 6 1 0 .857 44.5 18.1 29.24 10.07
Colorado 10 2 0 .833 5 2 0 .714 30.8 18.3 21.25 11.75
Iowa State 8 4 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 28.1 20.8 14.95 8.53
Kansas State 5 6 0 .455 2 5 0 .286 19.9 26.9 4.84 9.66
Oklahoma State 4 6 1 .409 2 5 0 .286 16.7 29.3 3.34 10.06
Kansas 4 7 0 .364 2 5 0 .286 17.0 26.0 4.66 9.75
Missouri 1 10 0 .091 0 7 0 .000 8.5 23.6 -2.79 11.66

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 12/6 Final
Nebraska 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Oklahoma 10 10 11 8 8 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2
Colorado   12 10 6 5 6 11 9 13 12 10 8 8 7 3

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1972-01-01 Orange Bowl Nebraska 38 Alabama 6 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1972-01-01 Sugar Bowl Oklahoma 40 Auburn 22 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1971-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Colorado 29 Houston 17 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1971-12-18 Sun Bowl Louisiana State 33 Iowa State 15 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 157
2. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 154
3. Dean Carlson (IAST) 141
4. Ken Johnson (CO) 64
  Dave Jaynes (KS) 64
6. Chuck Roper (MO) 62
7. Tony Pounds (OKST) 56
8. Ed Johndrow (MO) 49
9. Dan Heck (KS) 39
10. Brent Blackman (OKST) 33

Pass Attempts

1. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 333
2. Dean Carlson (IAST) 285
3. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 258
4. Ken Johnson (CO) 163
5. Dave Jaynes (KS) 137
6. Tony Pounds (OKST) 133
7. Chuck Roper (MO) 131
8. Ed Johndrow (MO) 112
9. Dan Heck (KS) 86
10. Brent Blackman (OKST) 72

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 59.7
2. Dean Carlson (IAST) 49.5
3. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 47.1
4. Ken Johnson (CO) 39.3

Passing Yards

1. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 2178
2. Dean Carlson (IAST) 1867
3. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 1780
4. Ken Johnson (CO) 1126
5. Jack Mildren* (OK) 889
6. Tony Pounds (OKST) 792
7. Dave Jaynes (KS) 748
8. Chuck Roper (MO) 613
9. Dan Heck (KS) 498
10. Ed Johndrow (MO) 475

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 8.4
2. Ken Johnson (CO) 6.9
3. Dean Carlson (IAST) 6.6
4. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 5.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 9.1
2. Ken Johnson (CO) 4.6
3. Dean Carlson (IAST) 4.5
4. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 3.9

Passing Touchdowns

1. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 17
2. Dean Carlson (IAST) 14
3. Jack Mildren* (OK) 10
4. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 8
  Ken Johnson (CO) 8
6. Dave Jaynes (KS) 7
7. Tony Pounds (OKST) 5
8. Dan Heck (KS) 4
9. Brent Blackman (OKST) 3
  Chuck Roper (MO) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Dean Carlson (IAST) 19
2. Tony Pounds (OKST) 15
3. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 14
4. Ken Johnson (CO) 12
5. Ed Johndrow (MO) 10
6. Chuck Roper (MO) 9
7. Dave Jaynes (KS) 8
8. Brent Blackman (OKST) 6
9. Dan Heck (KS) 5
10. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 4
  Joe Duenas (CO) 4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 149.2
2. Dean Carlson (IAST) 107.4
3. Ken Johnson (CO) 98.8
4. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 91.6

Rush Attempts

1. George Amundson (IAST) 287
2. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 242
3. Jack Mildren* (OK) 223
4. Charlie Davis (CO) 219
5. Bill Butler (KSST) 204
6. Greg Pruitt* (OK) 196
7. Bobby Cole (OKST) 176
8. Leon Crosswhite* (OK) 153
9. Gary Dixon* (NE) 148
10. Ken Johnson (CO) 142

Rushing Yards

1. Greg Pruitt* (OK) 1760
2. Charlie Davis (CO) 1386
3. George Amundson (IAST) 1316
4. Jack Mildren* (OK) 1289
5. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 1136
6. Bill Butler (KSST) 838
7. Leon Crosswhite* (OK) 744
8. John Tarver (CO) 677
9. Bobby Cole (OKST) 631
10. Roy Bell* (OK) 625

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Greg Pruitt* (OK) 9.0
2. Roy Bell* (OK) 7.2
3. Charlie Davis (CO) 6.3
4. Jack Mildren* (OK) 5.8
5. John Tarver (CO) 5.5
6. Delvin Williams (KS) 5.0
7. Leon Crosswhite* (OK) 4.9
8. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 4.7
9. George Amundson (IAST) 4.6
10. Dennis McDonald (IAST) 4.4

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Jack Mildren* (OK) 20
2. Greg Pruitt* (OK) 18
3. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 17
4. George Amundson (IAST) 15
5. Bill Butler (KSST) 14
6. Charlie Davis (CO) 10
7. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 9
  Roy Bell* (OK) 9
9. Gary Dixon* (NE) 7
  Dean Carlson (IAST) 7

Receptions

1. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 57
2. Dick Graham (OKST) 41
3. Keith Krepfle (IAST) 40
  John Schroll (KS) 40
5. Ike Harris (IAST) 32
6. Henry Childs (KSST) 30
7. Woody Cox* (NE) 26
8. John Henley (MO) 25
9. Mike Creed (KSST) 24
10. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 23
  Jerry List* (NE) 23
  Chuck Link (MO) 23

Receiving Yards

1. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 956
2. Dick Graham (OKST) 631
3. Keith Krepfle (IAST) 570
4. Ike Harris (IAST) 529
5. Jon Harrison* (OK) 494
6. John Schroll (KS) 491
7. Willie Jones (IAST) 428
8. Henry Childs (KSST) 396
9. Woody Cox* (NE) 378
10. Jerry List* (NE) 368

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Willie Jones (IAST) 19.5
2. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 16.8
3. Ike Harris (IAST) 16.5
4. Dick Graham (OKST) 15.4
5. Woody Cox* (NE) 14.5
6. Keith Krepfle (IAST) 14.2
7. Mike Creed (KSST) 13.7
8. Henry Childs (KSST) 13.2
9. John Schroll (KS) 12.3
10. John Henley (MO) 9.9

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 11
2. Keith Krepfle (IAST) 7
3. John Schroll (KS) 5
  Al Chandler* (OK) 5
5. Jon Harrison* (OK) 4
  Ike Harris (IAST) 4
  Willie Nichols (CO) 4
  Willie Jones (IAST) 4
9. Reuben Gant (OKST) 3
  Cliff Branch (CO) 3
  Dick Graham (OKST) 3
  Henry Childs (KSST) 3

Plays From Scrimmage

1. George Amundson (IAST) 309
2. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 265
3. Charlie Davis (CO) 226
4. Jack Mildren* (OK) 223
5. Bill Butler (KSST) 219
6. Greg Pruitt* (OK) 200
7. Bobby Cole (OKST) 190
8. Leon Crosswhite* (OK) 154
9. Gary Dixon* (NE) 150
10. Ken Johnson (CO) 142

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Greg Pruitt* (OK) 1868
2. George Amundson (IAST) 1490
3. Charlie Davis (CO) 1465
4. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 1388
5. Jack Mildren* (OK) 1289
6. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 1225
7. Bill Butler (KSST) 975
8. Leon Crosswhite* (OK) 757
9. Bobby Cole (OKST) 729
10. John Tarver (CO) 708

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Jack Mildren* (OK) 20
2. Greg Pruitt* (OK) 18
3. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 17
4. Bill Butler (KSST) 16
5. George Amundson (IAST) 15
6. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 13
7. Charlie Davis (CO) 10
8. Roy Bell* (OK) 9
  Jerry Tagge* (NE) 9
10. Keith Krepfle (IAST) 7
  Gary Dixon* (NE) 7
  Dean Carlson (IAST) 7
  Cliff Branch (CO) 7

Total Plays

1. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 393
2. Dean Carlson (IAST) 378
3. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 370
4. George Amundson (IAST) 310
5. Ken Johnson (CO) 305
6. Jack Mildren* (OK) 291
7. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 243
8. Charlie Davis (CO) 219
9. Bill Butler (KSST) 204
10. Dave Jaynes (KS) 203

Total Yards

1. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 2508
2. Jack Mildren* (OK) 2178
3. Dean Carlson (IAST) 1893
4. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 1833
5. Greg Pruitt* (OK) 1760
6. George Amundson (IAST) 1572
7. Ken Johnson (CO) 1475
8. Charlie Davis (CO) 1386
9. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 1136
10. Bill Butler (KSST) 838

Total Touchdowns

1. Jack Mildren* (OK) 30
2. Jerry Tagge* (NE) 26
3. Dean Carlson (IAST) 21
4. Greg Pruitt* (OK) 18
5. Jeff Kinney* (NE) 17
6. George Amundson (IAST) 16
7. Bill Butler (KSST) 14
8. Ken Johnson (CO) 12
9. Charlie Davis (CO) 10
10. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 9
  Roy Bell* (OK) 9