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1972 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Oklahoma 11 1 0 .917 6 1 0 .857 33.3 6.2 26.74 9.57
Nebraska 9 2 1 .792 5 1 1 .786 41.8 8.1 25.57 8.82
Colorado 8 4 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 26.1 17.2 13.23 7.32
Oklahoma State 6 5 0 .545 4 3 0 .571 23.5 18.5 12.35 8.53
Missouri 6 6 0 .500 3 4 0 .429 18.3 25.9 7.93 11.18
Iowa State 5 6 1 .458 2 4 1 .357 26.6 19.8 9.27 5.86
Kansas 4 7 0 .364 2 5 0 .286 18.9 27.7 1.53 9.08
Kansas State 3 8 0 .273 1 6 0 .143 15.4 37.0 -3.68 9.23

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 Final
Oklahoma 6 4 2 2 2 2 2 8 7 7 4 4 3 2 2
Nebraska 1 10 9 7 6 6 5 3 3 3 5 5 8 9 4
Colorado 2 2 3 3 12 13 9 7 15 16 15 13 13 13 16
Iowa State         20 18 20 15 14 17 12 17      
Missouri                 16 14 19 16      
Oklahoma State           19             20    

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1973-01-01 Orange Bowl Nebraska 40 Notre Dame 6 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1972-12-31 Sugar Bowl Oklahoma 14 Penn State 0 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1972-12-30 Gator Bowl Auburn 24 Colorado 3 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1972-12-23 Fiesta Bowl Arizona State 49 Missouri 35 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1972-12-18 Liberty Bowl Georgia Tech 31 Iowa State 30 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Dave Humm* (Nebraska) 53.7
2. Dave Jaynes (Kansas) 53.3
3. George Amundson* (Iowa State) 46.7
4. Ken Johnson (Colorado) 45.6
5. Dennis Morrison (Kansas State) 45.3

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Dave Humm* (Nebraska) 7.9
2. Dave Jaynes (Kansas) 7.9
3. George Amundson* (Iowa State) 6.4
4. Ken Johnson (Colorado) 5.7
5. Dennis Morrison (Kansas State) 5.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Dave Humm* (Nebraska) 6.7
2. Dave Jaynes (Kansas) 5.6
3. Ken Johnson (Colorado) 4.6
4. George Amundson* (Iowa State) 4.4
5. Dennis Morrison (Kansas State) 2.5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Dave Humm* (Nebraska) 129.9
2. Dave Jaynes (Kansas) 121.9
3. George Amundson* (Iowa State) 103.7
4. Ken Johnson (Colorado) 95.2
5. Dennis Morrison (Kansas State) 84.6

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Willie Jones* (Iowa State) 18.6
2. Bruce Adams (Kansas) 18.1
3. Emmett Edwards (Kansas) 17.8
4. Johnny Rodgers* (Nebraska) 17.5
5. Jerry List* (Nebraska) 15.2
6. Keith Krepfle* (Iowa State) 15.0
7. Ike Harris* (Iowa State) 14.9
8. Henry Childs (Kansas State) 14.2
9. J.V. Cain (Colorado) 13.6
10. Bob Revelle* (Nebraska) 13.4