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1973 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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Record: 53-33-5, .610 W-L% (2nd of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 17.06 (1st of 13) ▪ SOS: 12.64 (1st of 13)

Conference Champion: Oklahoma

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Oklahoma 10 0 1 .955 7 0 0 1.000 36.4 12.1 32.87 13.23
Nebraska 9 2 1 .792 4 2 1 .643 25.5 13.6 25.89 15.56
Kansas 7 4 1 .625 4 2 1 .643 21.1 18.3 15.73 12.64
Missouri 8 4 0 .667 3 4 0 .429 18.3 12.7 17.10 11.18
Oklahoma State 5 4 2 .545 2 3 2 .429 27.5 16.9 14.79 10.70
Colorado 5 6 0 .455 2 5 0 .286 21.8 22.7 12.82 13.64
Kansas State 5 6 0 .455 2 5 0 .286 16.0 23.6 7.70 12.24
Iowa State 4 7 0 .364 2 5 0 .286 22.3 21.5 9.63 11.90

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 Final
Oklahoma 11 11 9 8 6 6 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3
Nebraska 4 2 2 2 2 2 11 10 13 11 10 10 13 12 7
Missouri     20 20 15 12 7 7 12 10 14 19 20   17
Kansas           19 18 17   18 18 20 17 19 18
Colorado 11 10 19   18 17 16   17            
Oklahoma State     17 12 11             18      

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1974-01-01 Cotton Bowl Nebraska 19 Texas 3 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1973-12-29 Sun Bowl Missouri 34 Auburn 17 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1973-12-17 Liberty Bowl North Carolina State 31 Kansas 18 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Dave Jaynes* (KS) 196
2. Dave Humm* (NE) 114
3. Steve Grogan (KSST) 72
4. John Cherry (MO) 59
5. Clyde Crutchmer (CO) 50
6. Wayne Stanley (IAST) 49
7. Brent Blackman (OKST) 40
8. Steve Davis (OK) 38
9. Buddy Hardeman (IAST) 31
10. Steve Runty* (NE) 22
  David Williams (CO) 22
Pass Attempts
1. Dave Jaynes* (KS) 368
2. Dave Humm* (NE) 209
3. Steve Grogan (KSST) 164
4. John Cherry (MO) 120
5. Wayne Stanley (IAST) 116
6. Brent Blackman (OKST) 110
7. Steve Davis (OK) 91
8. Clyde Crutchmer (CO) 89
9. Buddy Hardeman (IAST) 81
10. David Williams (CO) 55
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Dave Humm* (NE) 54.5
2. Dave Jaynes* (KS) 53.3
3. Steve Grogan (KSST) 43.9
Passing Yards
1. Dave Jaynes* (KS) 2349
2. Dave Humm* (NE) 1601
3. Steve Grogan (KSST) 1050
4. Steve Davis (OK) 934
5. John Cherry (MO) 743
6. Wayne Stanley (IAST) 723
7. Clyde Crutchmer (CO) 722
8. Brent Blackman (OKST) 602
9. Buddy Hardeman (IAST) 420
10. Steve Runty* (NE) 308
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Dave Humm* (NE) 7.7
2. Steve Grogan (KSST) 6.4
3. Dave Jaynes* (KS) 6.4
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Dave Jaynes* (KS) 5.8
2. Dave Humm* (NE) 5.8
3. Steve Grogan (KSST) 2.8
Passing Touchdowns
1. Dave Jaynes* (KS) 14
2. Dave Humm* (NE) 12
3. Steve Davis (OK) 9
4. Wayne Stanley (IAST) 8
5. John Cherry (MO) 6
6. Clyde Crutchmer (CO) 5
7. Steve Grogan (KSST) 4
  Buddy Hardeman (IAST) 4
9. Billy Waddy (CO) 3
  Brent Blackman (OKST) 3
  Charlie Weatherbie (OKST) 3
  David Williams (CO) 3
Passing Interceptions
1. Steve Grogan (KSST) 15
2. Dave Humm* (NE) 14
3. Dave Jaynes* (KS) 11
4. Wayne Stanley (IAST) 9
5. John Cherry (MO) 8
  Clyde Crutchmer (CO) 8
  Buddy Hardeman (IAST) 8
8. Brent Blackman (OKST) 7
9. Steve Davis (OK) 6
10. David Williams (CO) 5
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Dave Humm* (NE) 124.4
2. Dave Jaynes* (KS) 113.5
3. Steve Grogan (KSST) 87.4
Rush Attempts
1. Tony Davis* (NE) 282
2. Mike Strachan (IAST) 272
3. Isaac Jackson (KSST) 225
4. Waymon Clark (OK) 209
5. Delvin Williams* (KS) 208
6. Steve Grogan (KSST) 188
7. Steve Davis (OK) 179
8. Joe Washington (OK) 176
9. Brent Blackman (OKST) 175
10. George Palmer (OKST) 160
Rushing Yards
1. Joe Washington (OK) 1173
2. Isaac Jackson (KSST) 1137
3. Tony Davis* (NE) 1114
4. Mike Strachan (IAST) 1103
5. Waymon Clark (OK) 1014
6. Steve Davis (OK) 887
7. Brent Blackman (OKST) 809
8. Delvin Williams* (KS) 788
9. George Palmer (OKST) 657
10. Charlie Davis (CO) 646
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Joe Washington (OK) 6.7
2. Leonard Thompson (OKST) 5.8
3. Charlie Davis (CO) 5.5
4. Billy Waddy (CO) 5.5
5. Buddy Hardeman (IAST) 5.3
6. Isaac Jackson (KSST) 5.1
7. Bo Matthews (CO) 5.0
8. Steve Davis (OK) 5.0
9. Waymon Clark (OK) 4.9
10. Robert Miller* (KS) 4.8
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Steve Davis (OK) 18
2. Tony Davis* (NE) 13
3. Joe Washington (OK) 10
4. Delvin Williams* (KS) 9
5. Isaac Jackson (KSST) 8
6. Brent Blackman (OKST) 6
  Waymon Clark (OK) 6
  Leonard Thompson (OKST) 6
  George Palmer (OKST) 6
10. Steve Grogan (KSST) 5
  Billy Waddy (CO) 5
  Bo Matthews (CO) 5
Receptions
1. Emmett Edwards* (KS) 53
2. Delvin Williams* (KS) 37
3. Bruce Adams* (KS) 34
4. Henry Childs (KSST) 32
  Ritch Bahe* (NE) 32
6. Robert Miller* (KS) 31
7. Keith Krepfle (IAST) 30
8. Frosty Anderson* (NE) 27
9. J.V. Cain (CO) 23
10. Dave Logan (CO) 22
Receiving Yards
1. Emmett Edwards* (KS) 840
2. Frosty Anderson* (NE) 524
3. Henry Childs (KSST) 502
4. Tinker Owens (OK) 472
5. Bruce Adams* (KS) 458
6. Reuben Gant (OKST) 447
7. Ritch Bahe* (NE) 441
8. Keith Krepfle (IAST) 436
9. Dave Logan (CO) 395
10. Dave Shamblin* (NE) 338
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Frosty Anderson* (NE) 19.4
2. Dave Logan (CO) 18.0
3. Emmett Edwards* (KS) 15.8
4. Henry Childs (KSST) 15.7
5. Keith Krepfle (IAST) 14.5
6. Ritch Bahe* (NE) 13.8
7. Bruce Adams* (KS) 13.5
8. J.V. Cain (CO) 12.7
9. Robert Miller* (KS) 8.3
10. Delvin Williams* (KS) 8.2
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Frosty Anderson* (NE) 8
2. Bruce Adams* (KS) 7
3. Reuben Gant (OKST) 5
  Keith Krepfle (IAST) 5
5. Wayne Hoffman (OK) 4
  Dave Logan (CO) 4
7. Tinker Owens (OK) 3
  Emmett Edwards* (KS) 3
  Jim Sharp (MO) 3
  Billy Brooks (OK) 3
  Willie Jones (IAST) 3
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Tony Davis* (NE) 302
2. Mike Strachan (IAST) 279
3. Delvin Williams* (KS) 245
4. Isaac Jackson (KSST) 231
5. Waymon Clark (OK) 211
6. Steve Grogan (KSST) 188
7. Joe Washington (OK) 181
8. Steve Davis (OK) 179
9. Brent Blackman (OKST) 175
10. George Palmer (OKST) 160
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Joe Washington (OK) 1262
2. Tony Davis* (NE) 1261
3. Isaac Jackson (KSST) 1205
4. Mike Strachan (IAST) 1158
5. Delvin Williams* (KS) 1091
6. Waymon Clark (OK) 1033
7. Steve Davis (OK) 887
8. Emmett Edwards* (KS) 840
9. Brent Blackman (OKST) 809
10. Ritch Bahe* (NE) 760
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Steve Davis (OK) 18
2. Tony Davis* (NE) 14
3. Delvin Williams* (KS) 10
  Isaac Jackson (KSST) 10
  Joe Washington (OK) 10
6. Frosty Anderson* (NE) 8
7. Bruce Adams* (KS) 7
8. Leonard Thompson (OKST) 6
  George Palmer (OKST) 6
  Brent Blackman (OKST) 6
  Waymon Clark (OK) 6
Total Plays
1. Dave Jaynes* (KS) 470
2. Steve Grogan (KSST) 352
3. Brent Blackman (OKST) 285
4. Tony Davis* (NE) 283
5. Mike Strachan (IAST) 272
6. Steve Davis (OK) 270
7. Dave Humm* (NE) 250
8. Isaac Jackson (KSST) 225
9. Waymon Clark (OK) 209
  John Cherry (MO) 209
Total Yards
1. Dave Jaynes* (KS) 2151
2. Steve Davis (OK) 1821
3. Dave Humm* (NE) 1617
4. Steve Grogan (KSST) 1422
5. Brent Blackman (OKST) 1411
6. Joe Washington (OK) 1213
7. Isaac Jackson (KSST) 1137
8. Tony Davis* (NE) 1114
9. Mike Strachan (IAST) 1103
10. Waymon Clark (OK) 1014
Total Touchdowns
1. Steve Davis (OK) 27
2. Dave Jaynes* (KS) 18
3. Dave Humm* (NE) 16
4. Tony Davis* (NE) 13
5. Wayne Stanley (IAST) 11
  Joe Washington (OK) 11
7. Steve Grogan (KSST) 9
  Delvin Williams* (KS) 9
  Brent Blackman (OKST) 9
  John Cherry (MO) 9