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1976 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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Record: 56-35-2, .613 W-L% (1st of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 13.67 (1st of 14) ▪ SOS: 9.72 (1st of 14)

Conference Champion: Colorado, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Oklahoma 9 2 1 .792 5 2 0 .714 27.2 16.0 19.16 8.91
Oklahoma State 9 3 0 .750 5 2 0 .714 27.4 17.8 16.90 7.81
Colorado 8 4 0 .667 5 2 0 .714 25.4 18.8 16.83 10.67
Nebraska 9 3 1 .731 4 3 0 .571 32.0 13.9 17.63 7.79
Iowa State 8 3 0 .727 4 3 0 .571 33.5 19.6 13.89 5.16
Missouri 6 5 0 .545 3 4 0 .429 22.4 21.9 14.47 13.93
Kansas 6 5 0 .545 2 5 0 .286 23.6 22.8 11.24 10.33
Kansas State 1 10 0 .091 0 7 0 .000 14.1 31.5 -0.73 13.18

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 Final
Oklahoma 5 4 4 3 3 6 5 13 17 14 10 8 8 5
Nebraska 1 8 6 5 6 3 3 9 9 9 12 10 13 9
Oklahoma State               16 13 17 16 14 14 14
Colorado               19 14 19 15 14 12 16
Iowa State             16       14     19
Kansas 19 13 10 9 8 15                
Missouri   6   12 9 7 17 10 16 11 19      

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1977-01-01 Orange Bowl Ohio State 27 Colorado 10 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1976-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Nebraska 27 Texas Tech 24 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1976-12-25 Fiesta Bowl Oklahoma 41 Wyoming 7 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1976-12-18 Tangerine Bowl Oklahoma State 49 Brigham Young 21 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Vince Ferragamo* (NE) 158
2. Wendell Henrikson (KSST) 73
3. Wayne Stanley (IAST) 70
4. Jeff Knapple* (CO) 60
5. Pete Woods (MO) 59
6. Steve Pisarkiewicz (MO) 53
7. Buddy Hardeman (IAST) 44
8. Charlie Weatherbie* (OKST) 42
9. Jeff Austin* (CO) 24
10. Dean Blevins (OK) 18
Pass Attempts
1. Vince Ferragamo* (NE) 277
2. Wendell Henrikson (KSST) 149
3. Wayne Stanley (IAST) 146
4. Jeff Knapple* (CO) 136
5. Pete Woods (MO) 131
6. Steve Pisarkiewicz (MO) 121
7. Charlie Weatherbie* (OKST) 109
8. Buddy Hardeman (IAST) 94
9. Jeff Austin* (CO) 58
10. Scott McMichael (KS) 45
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Vince Ferragamo* (NE) 57.0
Passing Yards
1. Vince Ferragamo* (NE) 2254
2. Wayne Stanley (IAST) 1084
3. Wendell Henrikson (KSST) 1066
4. Pete Woods (MO) 996
5. Jeff Knapple* (CO) 904
6. Steve Pisarkiewicz (MO) 793
7. Charlie Weatherbie* (OKST) 779
8. Buddy Hardeman (IAST) 687
9. Dean Blevins (OK) 370
10. Jeff Austin* (CO) 331
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Vince Ferragamo* (NE) 8.1
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Vince Ferragamo* (NE) 8.3
Passing Touchdowns
1. Vince Ferragamo* (NE) 22
2. Wayne Stanley (IAST) 11
3. Pete Woods (MO) 9
4. Buddy Hardeman (IAST) 8
5. Steve Pisarkiewicz (MO) 6
6. Charlie Weatherbie* (OKST) 4
  Wendell Henrikson (KSST) 4
8. Jeff Knapple* (CO) 3
9. Dean Blevins (OK) 2
  Mark Vicendese (KS) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Wendell Henrikson (KSST) 11
2. Charlie Weatherbie* (OKST) 10
  Jeff Knapple* (CO) 10
4. Jeff Austin* (CO) 9
  Vince Ferragamo* (NE) 9
6. Scott McMichael (KS) 7
7. Wayne Stanley (IAST) 6
8. Buddy Hardeman (IAST) 5
  Pete Woods (MO) 5
  Dean Blevins (OK) 5
  Steve Pisarkiewicz (MO) 5
  Duane Howard (KSST) 5
  Bill Swanson (KSST) 5
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Vince Ferragamo* (NE) 145.1
Rush Attempts
1. Terry Miller* (OKST) 291
2. Tony Reed* (CO) 264
3. Dexter Green (IAST) 208
4. Rick Berns* (NE) 182
5. Curtis Brown (MO) 169
6. Jim Kelleher* (CO) 155
7. Monte Anthony* (NE) 148
  Laverne Smith (KS) 148
9. Thomas Lott (OK) 143
10. Kenny King (OK) 141
Rushing Yards
1. Terry Miller* (OKST) 1714
2. Tony Reed* (CO) 1210
3. Dexter Green (IAST) 1074
4. Laverne Smith (KS) 978
5. Rick Berns* (NE) 972
6. Curtis Brown (MO) 844
7. Kenny King (OK) 791
8. Horace Ivory (OK) 741
9. Rich Dansdill (MO) 669
10. Thomas Lott (OK) 630
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Horace Ivory (OK) 6.7
2. Laverne Smith (KS) 6.6
3. Elvis Peacock (OK) 6.6
4. Jim Culbreath (OK) 6.4
5. Bill Campfield (KS) 6.0
6. Terry Miller* (OKST) 5.9
7. Buddy Hardeman (IAST) 5.8
8. Kenny King (OK) 5.6
9. Rich Dansdill (MO) 5.4
10. Rick Berns* (NE) 5.3
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Terry Miller* (OKST) 23
2. Jim Kelleher* (CO) 15
3. Rick Berns* (NE) 11
  Horace Ivory (OK) 11
5. Dexter Green (IAST) 8
  Robert Turner* (OKST) 8
  Laverne Smith (KS) 8
8. Nolan Cromwell (KS) 7
  Tony Brown (KSST) 7
  Thomas Lott (OK) 7
Receptions
1. Joe Stewart (MO) 45
2. Luther Blue (IAST) 33
  Chuck Malito* (NE) 33
4. Dave Shamblin* (NE) 32
5. Leo Lewis (MO) 30
  Bobby Thomas* (NE) 30
7. Al Dixon (IAST) 25
8. Sam Lisle* (OKST) 23
9. Manzy King (KSST) 21
10. Dexter Green (IAST) 19
  Tony Reed* (CO) 19
  Ken Spaeth* (NE) 19
Receiving Yards
1. Joe Stewart (MO) 834
2. Chuck Malito* (NE) 722
3. Luther Blue (IAST) 644
4. Bobby Thomas* (NE) 561
5. Dave Shamblin* (NE) 513
6. Leo Lewis (MO) 394
7. Sam Lisle* (OKST) 387
8. Emery Moorehead* (CO) 374
9. Al Dixon (IAST) 336
10. Manzy King (KSST) 273
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Chuck Malito* (NE) 21.9
2. Luther Blue (IAST) 19.5
3. Bobby Thomas* (NE) 18.7
4. Joe Stewart (MO) 18.5
5. Sam Lisle* (OKST) 16.8
6. Dave Shamblin* (NE) 16.0
7. Al Dixon (IAST) 13.4
8. Leo Lewis (MO) 13.1
9. Manzy King (KSST) 13.0
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Bobby Thomas* (NE) 7
2. Leo Lewis (MO) 6
3. Joe Stewart (MO) 5
  Ray Hardee (IAST) 5
  Chuck Malito* (NE) 5
  Luther Blue (IAST) 5
7. Ken Spaeth* (NE) 4
  Al Dixon (IAST) 4
  Dave Chambliss (KSST) 4
10. Dave Shamblin* (NE) 3
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Terry Miller* (OKST) 291
2. Tony Reed* (CO) 283
3. Dexter Green (IAST) 227
4. Rick Berns* (NE) 195
5. Curtis Brown (MO) 175
6. Jim Kelleher* (CO) 162
  Monte Anthony* (NE) 162
8. Laverne Smith (KS) 151
9. Thomas Lott (OK) 143
10. Kenny King (OK) 142
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Terry Miller* (OKST) 1714
2. Tony Reed* (CO) 1338
3. Dexter Green (IAST) 1314
4. Rick Berns* (NE) 1054
5. Laverne Smith (KS) 1024
6. Curtis Brown (MO) 938
7. Joe Stewart (MO) 894
8. Kenny King (OK) 782
9. Horace Ivory (OK) 761
10. Chuck Malito* (NE) 722
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Terry Miller* (OKST) 23
2. Jim Kelleher* (CO) 15
3. Rick Berns* (NE) 11
  Horace Ivory (OK) 11
5. Dexter Green (IAST) 10
6. Leo Lewis (MO) 8
  Robert Turner* (OKST) 8
  Laverne Smith (KS) 8
  Bobby Thomas* (NE) 8
10. Nolan Cromwell (KS) 7
  Tony Brown (KSST) 7
  Thomas Lott (OK) 7
Total Plays
1. Vince Ferragamo* (NE) 348
2. Terry Miller* (OKST) 293
3. Tony Reed* (CO) 264
4. Charlie Weatherbie* (OKST) 242
5. Pete Woods (MO) 226
6. Wayne Stanley (IAST) 225
7. Dexter Green (IAST) 208
8. Wendell Henrikson (KSST) 205
9. Jeff Knapple* (CO) 195
10. Buddy Hardeman (IAST) 194
Total Yards
1. Vince Ferragamo* (NE) 2251
2. Terry Miller* (OKST) 1722
3. Wayne Stanley (IAST) 1333
4. Buddy Hardeman (IAST) 1270
5. Tony Reed* (CO) 1210
6. Charlie Weatherbie* (OKST) 1197
7. Pete Woods (MO) 1185
8. Jeff Knapple* (CO) 1128
9. Dexter Green (IAST) 1074
10. Laverne Smith (KS) 978
Total Touchdowns
1. Vince Ferragamo* (NE) 25
2. Terry Miller* (OKST) 23
3. Jim Kelleher* (CO) 15
  Wayne Stanley (IAST) 15
5. Buddy Hardeman (IAST) 14
6. Pete Woods (MO) 13
7. Rick Berns* (NE) 11
  Horace Ivory (OK) 11
9. Nolan Cromwell (KS) 8
  Robert Turner* (OKST) 8
  Dexter Green (IAST) 8
  Laverne Smith (KS) 8
  Charlie Weatherbie* (OKST) 8