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1972 Big Eight Conference Rushing Stats

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Record: 52-39-2, .570 W-L% (3rd of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 11.62 (2nd of 13) ▪ SOS: 8.70 (2nd of 13)

Conference Champion: Nebraska

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

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

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Fountain Smith* Oklahoma State 90 610 6.8 4 90 610 6.8 4
2 Greg Pruitt Oklahoma 152 938 6.2 13 7 102 14.6 1 159 1040 6.5 14
3 Joe Washington Oklahoma 115 630 5.5 7 2 37 18.5 0 117 667 5.7 7
4 Tim Welch Oklahoma 70 369 5.3 1 70 369 5.3 1
5 Brent Blackman* Oklahoma State 166 842 5.1 5 166 842 5.1 5
6 Ray Bybee* Missouri 88 449 5.1 3 1 16 16.0 0 89 465 5.2 3
7 George Palmer* Oklahoma State 193 937 4.9 4 1 3 3.0 0 194 940 4.8 4
8 Mike Strachan* Iowa State 268 1261 4.7 8 17 141 8.3 0 285 1402 4.9 8
9 Charlie Davis Colorado 201 926 4.6 12 10 52 5.2 2 211 978 4.6 14
10 Bo Matthews Colorado 155 720 4.6 4 1 18 18.0 0 156 738 4.7 4
11 Don Calhoun Kansas State 131 608 4.6 4 15 85 5.7 1 146 693 4.7 5
12 Leon Crosswhite Oklahoma 139 614 4.4 4 1 2 2.0 0 140 616 4.4 4
13 Isaac Jackson Kansas State 147 599 4.1 6 6 118 19.7 0 153 717 4.7 6
14 Gary Dixon* Nebraska 139 575 4.1 9 1 0 0.0 0 140 575 4.1 9
15 Alton Gerard* Oklahoma State 71 283 4.0 7 1 2 2.0 0 72 285 4.0 7
16 Tommy Reamon* Missouri 115 454 3.9 2 11 110 10.0 0 126 564 4.5 2
17 Dave Goeller* Nebraska 86 332 3.9 6 7 84 12.0 2 93 416 4.5 8
18 Jerome Nellums Kansas 179 684 3.8 3 14 130 9.3 0 193 814 4.2 3
19 George Amundson* Iowa State 134 508 3.8 9 134 508 3.8 9
20 Don Johnson* Missouri 120 406 3.4 3 1 5 5.0 1 121 411 3.4 4
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Ken Johnson Colorado 132 378 2.9 4 132 378 2.9 4
22 Dave Robertson Oklahoma 120 278 2.3 6 120 278 2.3 6
23 John Cherry* Missouri 146 233 1.6 1 146 233 1.6 1
24 Dave Jaynes Kansas 70 -171 -2.4 1 70 -171 -2.4 1