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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 Completion Percentage

1. Jerry Tagge* (Nebraska) 59.7
2. Dean Carlson (Iowa State) 49.5
3. Dennis Morrison (Kansas State) 47.1
4. Ken Johnson (Colorado) 39.3

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jerry Tagge* (Nebraska) 8.4
2. Ken Johnson (Colorado) 6.9
3. Dean Carlson (Iowa State) 6.6
4. Dennis Morrison (Kansas State) 5.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jerry Tagge* (Nebraska) 9.1
2. Ken Johnson (Colorado) 4.6
3. Dean Carlson (Iowa State) 4.5
4. Dennis Morrison (Kansas State) 3.9

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Jerry Tagge* (Nebraska) 149.2
2. Dean Carlson (Iowa State) 107.4
3. Ken Johnson (Colorado) 98.8
4. Dennis Morrison (Kansas State) 91.6

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

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

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Willie Jones (Iowa State) 19.5
2. Johnny Rodgers* (Nebraska) 16.8
3. Ike Harris (Iowa State) 16.5
4. Dick Graham (Oklahoma State) 15.4
5. Woody Cox* (Nebraska) 14.5
6. Keith Krepfle (Iowa State) 14.2
7. Mike Creed (Kansas State) 13.7
8. Henry Childs (Kansas State) 13.2
9. John Schroll (Kansas) 12.3
10. John Henley (Missouri) 9.9