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1977 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Oklahoma 10 2 0 .833 7 0 0 1.000 33.4 18.1 20.75 8.75
Nebraska 9 3 0 .750 5 2 0 .714 26.3 16.7 17.75 9.42
Iowa State 8 4 0 .667 5 2 0 .714 20.8 14.8 8.71 4.13
Colorado 7 3 1 .682 3 3 1 .500 24.2 15.8 12.43 5.79
Missouri 4 7 0 .364 3 4 0 .429 17.7 16.4 9.02 8.93
Kansas 3 7 1 .318 2 4 1 .357 11.9 24.5 1.20 9.65 W-L-T adjusted to 4-6-1 by NCAA.
Oklahoma State 4 7 0 .364 2 5 0 .286 21.4 24.3 2.44 6.99
Kansas State 1 10 0 .091 0 7 0 .000 11.9 26.0 -2.70 9.39 W-L-T adjusted to 2-9 by NCAA.

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 Final
Oklahoma 1 5 3 1 2 7 6 4 3 3 3 3 2 7
Nebraska 15   14 11 9 9 18 12 11 12 11 11 12 12
Colorado 12 12 8 7 6 3 7 15            
Iowa State             16   19          
Oklahoma State 20 15                        

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1978-01-02 Orange Bowl Arkansas 31 Oklahoma 6 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1977-12-31 Peach Bowl North Carolina State 24 Iowa State 14 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1977-12-19 Liberty Bowl Nebraska 21 North Carolina 17 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)

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. Dan Manucci (KSST) 42
  Phil Bradley (MO) 42
8. Randy Garcia* (NE) 41
9. Brian Bethke (KS) 23
10. Randy Stephenson (OKST) 22
Pass Attempts
1. Jeff Knapple (CO) 180
2. Wendell Henrikson (KSST) 163
3. Terry Rubley (IAST) 130
4. Pete Woods (MO) 127
5. Randy Garcia* (NE) 97
  Dan Manucci (KSST) 97
7. Tom Sorley* (NE) 96
8. Phil Bradley (MO) 94
9. Randy Stephenson (OKST) 61
10. Brian Bethke (KS) 53
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
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
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
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
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
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Dexter Green (IAST) 15
2. Terry Miller (OKST) 14
3. Thomas Lott* (OK) 12
4. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 10
5. James Mayberry (CO) 9
  Rick Berns* (NE) 9
7. Elvis Peacock* (OK) 8
8. Howard Ballage (CO) 6
  Billy Sims* (OK) 6
10. Annise Davis (MO) 5
  Jeff Knapple (CO) 5
  Curtis Craig* (NE) 5
Receptions
1. Charlie Green (KSST) 33
2. Bob Niziolek (CO) 29
3. Joe Stewart (MO) 27
  Tim Smith* (NE) 27
5. Kellen Winslow (MO) 25
  Paul Coffman (KSST) 25
7. Leo Lewis (MO) 24
  Ken Spaeth* (NE) 24
9. Dexter Green (IAST) 20
10. Stan Hixon (IAST) 19
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
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
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
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. Howard Ballage (CO) 6
  Billy Sims* (OK) 6
  Curtis Craig* (NE) 6
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
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
Total Touchdowns
1. Dexter Green (IAST) 16
  Thomas Lott* (OK) 16
3. Terry Miller (OKST) 14
4. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 10
5. Rick Berns* (NE) 9
  James Mayberry (CO) 9
  Jeff Knapple (CO) 9
8. Elvis Peacock* (OK) 8
  Dean Blevins* (OK) 8
10. Phil Bradley (MO) 7