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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 Completion Percentage

1. Vince Ferragamo* (Nebraska) 57.0

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Vince Ferragamo* (Nebraska) 8.1

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Vince Ferragamo* (Nebraska) 8.3

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Vince Ferragamo* (Nebraska) 145.1

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Horace Ivory (Oklahoma) 6.7
2. Laverne Smith (Kansas) 6.6
3. Elvis Peacock (Oklahoma) 6.6
4. Jim Culbreath (Oklahoma) 6.4
5. Bill Campfield (Kansas) 6.0
6. Terry Miller* (Oklahoma State) 5.9
7. Buddy Hardeman (Iowa State) 5.8
8. Kenny King (Oklahoma) 5.6
9. Rich Dansdill (Missouri) 5.4
10. Rick Berns* (Nebraska) 5.3

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Chuck Malito* (Nebraska) 21.9
2. Luther Blue (Iowa State) 19.5
3. Bobby Thomas* (Nebraska) 18.7
4. Joe Stewart (Missouri) 18.5
5. Sam Lisle* (Oklahoma State) 16.8
6. Dave Shamblin* (Nebraska) 16.0
7. Al Dixon (Iowa State) 13.4
8. Leo Lewis (Missouri) 13.1
9. Manzy King (Kansas State) 13.0

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Terry Miller* (Oklahoma State) 291
2. Tony Reed* (Colorado) 283
3. Dexter Green (Iowa State) 227
4. Rick Berns* (Nebraska) 195
5. Curtis Brown (Missouri) 175
6. Jim Kelleher* (Colorado) 162
  Monte Anthony* (Nebraska) 162
8. Laverne Smith (Kansas) 151
9. Thomas Lott (Oklahoma) 143
10. Kenny King (Oklahoma) 142

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Terry Miller* (Oklahoma State) 1714
2. Tony Reed* (Colorado) 1338
3. Dexter Green (Iowa State) 1314
4. Rick Berns* (Nebraska) 1054
5. Laverne Smith (Kansas) 1024
6. Curtis Brown (Missouri) 938
7. Joe Stewart (Missouri) 894
8. Kenny King (Oklahoma) 782
9. Horace Ivory (Oklahoma) 761
10. Chuck Malito* (Nebraska) 722

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Billy Waddy* (Colorado) 566
2. Luther Blue (Iowa State) 349
3. Curtis Craig* (Nebraska) 258
4. Rick Berns* (Nebraska) 255
5. Joe Stewart (Missouri) 248
6. Mike Higgins (Kansas) 214
7. Leo Lewis (Missouri) 206
8. Lee Hover (Oklahoma) 202
9. Manzy King (Kansas State) 195
10. Skip Taylor* (Oklahoma State) 183