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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 Completions

1. George Amundson* (IAST) 155
2. Dave Jaynes (KS) 153
  Dave Humm* (NE) 153
4. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 136
5. Ken Johnson (CO) 83
6. Dave Robertson (OK) 56
7. John Cherry* (MO) 52
8. Brent Blackman* (OKST) 30
9. Steve Grogan (KSST) 27
10. Steve Runty* (NE) 24

Pass Attempts

1. George Amundson* (IAST) 332
2. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 300
3. Dave Jaynes (KS) 287
4. Dave Humm* (NE) 285
5. Ken Johnson (CO) 182
6. John Cherry* (MO) 131
7. Dave Robertson (OK) 110
8. Brent Blackman* (OKST) 102
9. Steve Grogan (KSST) 63
10. Steve Runty* (NE) 46

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Dave Humm* (NE) 53.7
2. Dave Jaynes (KS) 53.3
3. George Amundson* (IAST) 46.7
4. Ken Johnson (CO) 45.6
5. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 45.3

Passing Yards

1. Dave Humm* (NE) 2259
2. Dave Jaynes (KS) 2253
3. George Amundson* (IAST) 2110
4. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 1596
5. Dave Robertson (OK) 1054
6. Ken Johnson (CO) 1044
7. John Cherry* (MO) 861
8. Brent Blackman* (OKST) 572
9. Steve Runty* (NE) 380
10. Steve Grogan (KSST) 329

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Dave Humm* (NE) 7.9
2. Dave Jaynes (KS) 7.9
3. George Amundson* (IAST) 6.4
4. Ken Johnson (CO) 5.7
5. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 5.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Dave Humm* (NE) 6.7
2. Dave Jaynes (KS) 5.6
3. Ken Johnson (CO) 4.6
4. George Amundson* (IAST) 4.4
5. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 2.5

Passing Touchdowns

1. Dave Humm* (NE) 18
2. George Amundson* (IAST) 17
3. Dave Jaynes (KS) 15
4. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 9
  Dave Robertson (OK) 9
6. Steve Runty* (NE) 6
  Brent Blackman* (OKST) 6
  John Cherry* (MO) 6
9. Ken Johnson (CO) 5
10. Joe Duenas (CO) 2
  Steve Grogan (KSST) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 23
2. George Amundson* (IAST) 22
3. Dave Jaynes (KS) 21
4. Dave Humm* (NE) 16
5. John Cherry* (MO) 15
6. Ken Johnson (CO) 7
7. Brent Blackman* (OKST) 6
8. Steve Runty* (NE) 5
  Steve Grogan (KSST) 5
10. Kerry Jackson (OK) 4
  Dave Robertson (OK) 4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Dave Humm* (NE) 129.9
2. Dave Jaynes (KS) 121.9
3. George Amundson* (IAST) 103.7
4. Ken Johnson (CO) 95.2
5. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 84.6

Rush Attempts

1. Mike Strachan* (IAST) 268
2. Charlie Davis (CO) 201
3. George Palmer* (OKST) 193
4. Jerome Nellums (KS) 179
5. Brent Blackman* (OKST) 166
6. Bo Matthews (CO) 155
7. Greg Pruitt (OK) 152
8. Isaac Jackson (KSST) 147
9. John Cherry* (MO) 146
10. Gary Dixon* (NE) 139
  Leon Crosswhite (OK) 139

Rushing Yards

1. Mike Strachan* (IAST) 1261
2. Greg Pruitt (OK) 938
3. George Palmer* (OKST) 937
4. Charlie Davis (CO) 926
5. Brent Blackman* (OKST) 842
6. Bo Matthews (CO) 720
7. Jerome Nellums (KS) 684
8. Joe Washington (OK) 630
9. Leon Crosswhite (OK) 614
10. Fountain Smith* (OKST) 610

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Fountain Smith* (OKST) 6.8
2. Greg Pruitt (OK) 6.2
3. Joe Washington (OK) 5.5
4. Tim Welch (OK) 5.3
5. Ray Bybee* (MO) 5.1
6. Brent Blackman* (OKST) 5.1
7. George Palmer* (OKST) 4.9
8. Mike Strachan* (IAST) 4.7
9. Bo Matthews (CO) 4.6
10. Don Calhoun (KSST) 4.6

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Greg Pruitt (OK) 13
2. Charlie Davis (CO) 12
3. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 10
4. Gary Dixon* (NE) 9
  George Amundson* (IAST) 9
6. Mike Strachan* (IAST) 8
7. Joe Washington (OK) 7
  Alton Gerard* (OKST) 7
9. Dave Robertson (OK) 6
  Isaac Jackson (KSST) 6
  Dave Goeller* (NE) 6

Receptions

1. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 58
2. John Goerger (KSST) 57
3. Bob Revelle* (NE) 41
4. Bruce Adams (KS) 39
5. Willie Jones* (IAST) 36
6. Henry Childs (KSST) 33
7. J.V. Cain (CO) 30
  Keith Krepfle* (IAST) 30
  Ike Harris* (IAST) 30
10. John Schroll (KS) 28

Receiving Yards

1. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 1013
2. Bruce Adams (KS) 704
3. Willie Jones* (IAST) 671
4. John Goerger (KSST) 612
5. Bob Revelle* (NE) 548
6. Henry Childs (KSST) 467
7. Emmett Edwards (KS) 464
8. Keith Krepfle* (IAST) 450
9. Ike Harris* (IAST) 446
10. J.V. Cain (CO) 407

Receiving Yards Per Reception

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

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 9
2. Bruce Adams (KS) 8
3. Willie Jones* (IAST) 5
  Henry Childs (KSST) 5
  Ike Harris* (IAST) 5
6. Frosty Anderson* (NE) 4
  Bob Revelle* (NE) 4
  Keith Krepfle* (IAST) 4
9. Al Chandler (OK) 3
  Jim Sharp* (MO) 3
  Don Greenwood* (IAST) 3
  John Carroll (OK) 3
  Jerry List* (NE) 3

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Mike Strachan* (IAST) 285
2. Charlie Davis (CO) 211
3. George Palmer* (OKST) 194
4. Jerome Nellums (KS) 193
5. Brent Blackman* (OKST) 166
6. Greg Pruitt (OK) 159
7. Bo Matthews (CO) 156
8. Isaac Jackson (KSST) 153
9. Don Calhoun (KSST) 146
  John Cherry* (MO) 146

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Mike Strachan* (IAST) 1402
2. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 1361
3. Greg Pruitt (OK) 1040
4. Charlie Davis (CO) 978
5. George Palmer* (OKST) 940
6. Brent Blackman* (OKST) 842
7. Jerome Nellums (KS) 814
8. Bo Matthews (CO) 738
9. Isaac Jackson (KSST) 717
10. Bruce Adams (KS) 703

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 19
2. Charlie Davis (CO) 14
  Greg Pruitt (OK) 14
4. George Amundson* (IAST) 9
  Gary Dixon* (NE) 9
6. Bruce Adams (KS) 8
  Mike Strachan* (IAST) 8
  Dave Goeller* (NE) 8
9. Alton Gerard* (OKST) 7
  Robert Miller (KS) 7
  Joe Washington (OK) 7

Total Plays

1. George Amundson* (IAST) 466
2. Dave Jaynes (KS) 357
3. Dave Humm* (NE) 337
4. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 322
5. Ken Johnson (CO) 314
6. John Cherry* (MO) 277
7. Brent Blackman* (OKST) 268
  Mike Strachan* (IAST) 268
9. Dave Robertson (OK) 230
10. Charlie Davis (CO) 201

Total Yards

1. George Amundson* (IAST) 2618
2. Dave Humm* (NE) 2136
3. Dave Jaynes (KS) 2082
4. Dennis Morrison (KSST) 1546
5. Ken Johnson (CO) 1422
6. Brent Blackman* (OKST) 1414
7. Dave Robertson (OK) 1332
8. Mike Strachan* (IAST) 1261
9. John Cherry* (MO) 1094
10. Greg Pruitt (OK) 938

Total Touchdowns

1. George Amundson* (IAST) 26
2. Dave Humm* (NE) 23
3. Dave Jaynes (KS) 16
4. Dave Robertson (OK) 15
5. Greg Pruitt (OK) 13
6. Charlie Davis (CO) 12
7. Brent Blackman* (OKST) 11
  Johnny Rodgers* (NE) 11
9. Steve Runty* (NE) 9
  Dennis Morrison (KSST) 9
  Gary Dixon* (NE) 9
  Ken Johnson (CO) 9