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1977 Big Eight Conference Leaders

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Record*: 46-43-2, .516 W-L% (7th of 15) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 48-41-2 by NCAA.

SRS: 8.70 (3rd of 15) ▪ SOS: 7.88 (2nd of 15)

Conference Champion: Oklahoma

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Jeff Knapple (CO) 79
2. Terry Rubley (IAST) 73
3. Wendell Henrikson (KSST) 72
4. Pete Woods (MO) 65
5. Tom Sorley* (NE) 53
6. Phil Bradley (MO) 42
  Dan Manucci (KSST) 42
8. Randy Garcia* (NE) 41
9. Brian Bethke (KS) 23
10. Randy Stephenson (OKST) 22
11. Thomas Lott* (OK) 20
12. Dean Blevins* (OK) 19
13. John Quinn (IAST) 13
  Harold Bailey (OKST) 13
15. Jimmy Derrick (OKST) 11
16. Steve Parish (KSST) 10
17. Steve Smith (KS) 7
  Jeff Hines (KS) 7
19. Pete Cyphers (CO) 6
20. Ed Burns* (NE) 5
Pass Attempts
1. Jeff Knapple (CO) 180
2. Wendell Henrikson (KSST) 163
3. Terry Rubley (IAST) 130
4. Pete Woods (MO) 127
5. Dan Manucci (KSST) 97
  Randy Garcia* (NE) 97
7. Tom Sorley* (NE) 96
8. Phil Bradley (MO) 94
9. Randy Stephenson (OKST) 61
10. Brian Bethke (KS) 53
11. Thomas Lott* (OK) 43
12. John Quinn (IAST) 37
  Harold Bailey (OKST) 37
14. Dean Blevins* (OK) 35
15. Jimmy Derrick (OKST) 30
16. Jeff Hines (KS) 26
17. Steve Smith (KS) 24
18. Steve Parish (KSST) 18
19. Pete Cyphers (CO) 17
20. Ed Burns* (NE) 12
  Mark Vicendese (KS) 12
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Wendell Henrikson (KSST) 44.2
2. Jeff Knapple (CO) 43.9
Passing Yards
1. Jeff Knapple (CO) 1203
2. Terry Rubley (IAST) 904
3. Wendell Henrikson (KSST) 882
4. Pete Woods (MO) 785
5. Dan Manucci (KSST) 697
6. Tom Sorley* (NE) 663
7. Randy Garcia* (NE) 624
8. Phil Bradley (MO) 492
9. Randy Stephenson (OKST) 386
10. Dean Blevins* (OK) 385
11. Brian Bethke (KS) 384
12. Thomas Lott* (OK) 356
13. Harold Bailey (OKST) 267
14. John Quinn (IAST) 163
15. Jimmy Derrick (OKST) 159
16. Steve Parish (KSST) 144
17. Pete Cyphers (CO) 80
  Norris Banks (KS) 80
19. Ed Burns* (NE) 79
20. Steve Smith (KS) 78
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jeff Knapple (CO) 6.7
2. Wendell Henrikson (KSST) 5.4
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jeff Knapple (CO) 3.9
2. Wendell Henrikson (KSST) 2.5
Passing Touchdowns
1. Randy Garcia* (NE) 5
  Dean Blevins* (OK) 5
3. Thomas Lott* (OK) 4
  Terry Rubley (IAST) 4
  Jeff Knapple (CO) 4
  Pete Woods (MO) 4
7. Wendell Henrikson (KSST) 3
  Phil Bradley (MO) 3
9. Randy Stephenson (OKST) 2
  Mark Vicendese (KS) 2
  Tom Sorley* (NE) 2
  Dan Manucci (KSST) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Jeff Knapple (CO) 13
2. Wendell Henrikson (KSST) 12
3. Dan Manucci (KSST) 9
4. Pete Woods (MO) 7
5. Terry Rubley (IAST) 6
  Randy Stephenson (OKST) 6
7. Brian Bethke (KS) 5
8. Dean Blevins* (OK) 4
  Tom Sorley* (NE) 4
  Randy Garcia* (NE) 4
  Jeff Hines (KS) 4
12. John Quinn (IAST) 3
  Harold Bailey (OKST) 3
  Phil Bradley (MO) 3
15. Jimmy Derrick (OKST) 2
  Mark Vicendese (KS) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Jeff Knapple (CO) 92.9
2. Wendell Henrikson (KSST) 81.0
Rush Attempts
1. Terry Miller (OKST) 314
2. Dexter Green (IAST) 271
3. James Mayberry (CO) 246
4. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 215
5. Mack Green (KSST) 192
6. Norris Banks (KS) 162
7. Thomas Lott* (OK) 158
8. Earl Gant (MO) 144
9. Phil Bradley (MO) 139
10. Elvis Peacock* (OK) 136
11. Rick Berns* (NE) 128
12. Cal Cummins (IAST) 126
13. Kenny King* (OK) 119
14. Annise Davis (MO) 105
  Brian Bethke (KS) 105
16. Harold Bailey (OKST) 91
17. Howard Ballage (CO) 87
18. Jeff Hines (KS) 81
19. David Overstreet* (OK) 80
20. Randy Stephenson (OKST) 76
Rushing Yards
1. Terry Miller (OKST) 1680
2. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 1353
3. James Mayberry (CO) 1299
4. Dexter Green (IAST) 1240
5. Elvis Peacock* (OK) 812
6. Thomas Lott* (OK) 788
7. Earl Gant (MO) 769
8. Mack Green (KSST) 707
9. Rick Berns* (NE) 700
10. Kenny King* (OK) 689
11. Norris Banks (KS) 655
12. Cal Cummins (IAST) 518
13. Howard Ballage (CO) 462
14. Harold Bailey (OKST) 456
15. Max Ediger (KS) 443
16. Annise Davis (MO) 437
17. Billy Sims* (OK) 413
18. Bill Campfield (KS) 398
19. Phil Bradley (MO) 372
20. David Overstreet* (OK) 354
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 6.3
2. Max Ediger (KS) 6.1
3. Elvis Peacock* (OK) 6.0
4. Kenny King* (OK) 5.8
5. Rick Berns* (NE) 5.5
6. Terry Miller (OKST) 5.4
7. Earl Gant (MO) 5.3
8. Howard Ballage (CO) 5.3
9. James Mayberry (CO) 5.3
10. Harold Bailey (OKST) 5.0
11. Thomas Lott* (OK) 5.0
12. Dexter Green (IAST) 4.6
13. David Overstreet* (OK) 4.4
14. Annise Davis (MO) 4.2
15. Cal Cummins (IAST) 4.1
16. Norris Banks (KS) 4.0
17. Mack Green (KSST) 3.7
18. Phil Bradley (MO) 2.7
19. Jeff Hines (KS) 1.9
20. Brian Bethke (KS) 1.2
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Dexter Green (IAST) 15
2. Terry Miller (OKST) 14
3. Thomas Lott* (OK) 12
4. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 10
5. Rick Berns* (NE) 9
  James Mayberry (CO) 9
7. Elvis Peacock* (OK) 8
8. Billy Sims* (OK) 6
  Howard Ballage (CO) 6
10. Annise Davis (MO) 5
  Jeff Knapple (CO) 5
  Curtis Craig* (NE) 5
13. Phil Bradley (MO) 4
  Brian Bethke (KS) 4
15. Mike Higgins (KS) 3
  Harold Bailey (OKST) 3
  Vince Orange (OKST) 3
  Jeff Curry (IAST) 3
  Mack Green (KSST) 3
  David Overstreet* (OK) 3
  Dean Blevins* (OK) 3
  Mike Holmes (CO) 3
  Ken Lovely (KSST) 3
  Kenny King* (OK) 3
  Randy Stephenson (OKST) 3
  Ray Butler (KSST) 3
  Tom Sorley* (NE) 3
Receptions
1. Charlie Green (KSST) 33
2. Bob Niziolek (CO) 29
3. Joe Stewart (MO) 27
  Tim Smith* (NE) 27
5. Paul Coffman (KSST) 25
  Kellen Winslow (MO) 25
7. Leo Lewis (MO) 24
  Ken Spaeth* (NE) 24
9. Dexter Green (IAST) 20
10. Stan Hixon (IAST) 19
11. Manzy King (KSST) 18
12. Ray Hardee (IAST) 16
  Earl Gant (MO) 16
  Gerald Bain (OKST) 16
15. Guy Preston (IAST) 15
  Steve Rhodes* (OK) 15
17. Bobby Kimball* (OK) 14
18. Steve Gaunty (CO) 13
  Mack Green (KSST) 13
  Curtis Craig* (NE) 13
Receiving Yards
1. Charlie Green (KSST) 634
2. Tim Smith* (NE) 449
3. Paul Coffman (KSST) 427
4. Bob Niziolek (CO) 416
5. Joe Stewart (MO) 384
6. Steve Gaunty (CO) 370
7. Kellen Winslow (MO) 358
8. Gerald Bain (OKST) 349
9. Ken Spaeth* (NE) 312
10. Stan Hixon (IAST) 289
11. Leo Lewis (MO) 273
12. Steve Rhodes* (OK) 272
13. Guy Preston (IAST) 271
14. L.P. Williams (OKST) 233
15. David Verser (KS) 220
16. Bobby Kimball* (OK) 217
17. Manzy King (KSST) 176
18. Curtis Craig* (NE) 173
19. Robert LaGarde (CO) 172
20. Dexter Green (IAST) 168
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Charlie Green (KSST) 19.2
2. Paul Coffman (KSST) 17.1
3. Tim Smith* (NE) 16.6
4. Bob Niziolek (CO) 14.3
5. Kellen Winslow (MO) 14.3
6. Joe Stewart (MO) 14.2
7. Ken Spaeth* (NE) 13.0
8. Leo Lewis (MO) 11.4
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Kellen Winslow (MO) 3
  Joe Stewart (MO) 3
  Victor Hicks* (OK) 3
  Paul Coffman (KSST) 3
  Bob Niziolek (CO) 3
6. Steve Rhodes* (OK) 2
  Tim Smith* (NE) 2
  Ken Spaeth* (NE) 2
  Elvis Peacock* (OK) 2
  Steve Gaunty (CO) 2
  Guy Preston (IAST) 2
  Gerald Bain (OKST) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Terry Miller (OKST) 315
2. Dexter Green (IAST) 291
3. James Mayberry (CO) 257
4. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 222
5. Mack Green (KSST) 205
6. Norris Banks (KS) 164
7. Earl Gant (MO) 160
8. Thomas Lott* (OK) 158
9. Phil Bradley (MO) 140
  Elvis Peacock* (OK) 140
11. Rick Berns* (NE) 139
12. Cal Cummins (IAST) 129
13. Kenny King* (OK) 119
14. Annise Davis (MO) 106
15. Brian Bethke (KS) 105
16. Howard Ballage (CO) 93
17. Harold Bailey (OKST) 91
18. Jeff Hines (KS) 81
19. David Overstreet* (OK) 80
  Max Ediger (KS) 80
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Terry Miller (OKST) 1682
2. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 1458
3. Dexter Green (IAST) 1408
4. James Mayberry (CO) 1377
5. Elvis Peacock* (OK) 907
6. Earl Gant (MO) 886
7. Thomas Lott* (OK) 788
  Rick Berns* (NE) 788
9. Mack Green (KSST) 765
10. Kenny King* (OK) 689
11. Norris Banks (KS) 671
12. Charlie Green (KSST) 634
13. Max Ediger (KS) 563
14. Howard Ballage (CO) 548
15. Cal Cummins (IAST) 546
16. Curtis Craig* (NE) 515
17. Bill Campfield (KS) 469
18. Harold Bailey (OKST) 456
19. Annise Davis (MO) 450
20. Tim Smith* (NE) 449
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Dexter Green (IAST) 15
2. Terry Miller (OKST) 14
3. Thomas Lott* (OK) 12
4. Elvis Peacock* (OK) 10
  Rick Berns* (NE) 10
  I.M. Hipp* (NE) 10
7. James Mayberry (CO) 9
8. Curtis Craig* (NE) 6
  Billy Sims* (OK) 6
  Howard Ballage (CO) 6
11. Annise Davis (MO) 5
  Jeff Knapple (CO) 5
13. Phil Bradley (MO) 4
  Brian Bethke (KS) 4
15. Kenny King* (OK) 3
  Joe Stewart (MO) 3
  Randy Stephenson (OKST) 3
  Kellen Winslow (MO) 3
  Vince Orange (OKST) 3
  Jeff Curry (IAST) 3
  Bob Niziolek (CO) 3
  Mack Green (KSST) 3
  David Overstreet* (OK) 3
  Dean Blevins* (OK) 3
  Mike Holmes (CO) 3
  Ken Lovely (KSST) 3
  Cal Cummins (IAST) 3
  Harold Bailey (OKST) 3
  Mike Higgins (KS) 3
  Ray Butler (KSST) 3
  Paul Coffman (KSST) 3
  Victor Hicks* (OK) 3
  Tom Sorley* (NE) 3
Total Plays
1. Terry Miller (OKST) 319
2. Dexter Green (IAST) 276
3. James Mayberry (CO) 246
4. Jeff Knapple (CO) 244
5. Phil Bradley (MO) 233
6. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 215
7. Wendell Henrikson (KSST) 209
8. Thomas Lott* (OK) 201
9. Terry Rubley (IAST) 199
10. Mack Green (KSST) 192
11. Norris Banks (KS) 165
12. Brian Bethke (KS) 158
13. Pete Woods (MO) 156
14. Tom Sorley* (NE) 153
15. Earl Gant (MO) 144
16. Randy Garcia* (NE) 142
17. Randy Stephenson (OKST) 137
18. Elvis Peacock* (OK) 136
19. Dan Manucci (KSST) 134
20. Rick Berns* (NE) 131
Total Yards
1. Terry Miller (OKST) 1707
2. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 1353
3. Jeff Knapple (CO) 1311
4. James Mayberry (CO) 1299
5. Dexter Green (IAST) 1275
6. Thomas Lott* (OK) 1144
7. Terry Rubley (IAST) 906
8. Phil Bradley (MO) 864
9. Tom Sorley* (NE) 843
10. Elvis Peacock* (OK) 812
11. Wendell Henrikson (KSST) 785
12. Earl Gant (MO) 769
13. Pete Woods (MO) 749
14. Rick Berns* (NE) 736
15. Norris Banks (KS) 735
16. Harold Bailey (OKST) 723
17. Mack Green (KSST) 707
18. Kenny King* (OK) 689
19. Randy Garcia* (NE) 667
20. Dan Manucci (KSST) 661
Total Touchdowns
1. Dexter Green (IAST) 16
  Thomas Lott* (OK) 16
3. Terry Miller (OKST) 14
4. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 10
5. Jeff Knapple (CO) 9
  James Mayberry (CO) 9
  Rick Berns* (NE) 9
8. Elvis Peacock* (OK) 8
  Dean Blevins* (OK) 8
10. Phil Bradley (MO) 7
11. Terry Rubley (IAST) 6
  Howard Ballage (CO) 6
  Billy Sims* (OK) 6
14. Tom Sorley* (NE) 5
  Annise Davis (MO) 5
  Brian Bethke (KS) 5
  Randy Garcia* (NE) 5
  Pete Woods (MO) 5
  Randy Stephenson (OKST) 5
  Curtis Craig* (NE) 5