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1977 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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Record*: 46-43-2, .516 W-L% (6th 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 Completion Percentage

1. Wendell Henrikson (Kansas State) 44.2
2. Jeff Knapple (Colorado) 43.9

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jeff Knapple (Colorado) 6.7
2. Wendell Henrikson (Kansas State) 5.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jeff Knapple (Colorado) 3.9
2. Wendell Henrikson (Kansas State) 2.5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Jeff Knapple (Colorado) 92.9
2. Wendell Henrikson (Kansas State) 81.0

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. I.M. Hipp* (Nebraska) 6.3
2. Max Ediger (Kansas) 6.1
3. Elvis Peacock* (Oklahoma) 6.0
4. Kenny King* (Oklahoma) 5.8
5. Rick Berns* (Nebraska) 5.5
6. Terry Miller (Oklahoma State) 5.4
7. Earl Gant (Missouri) 5.3
8. Howard Ballage (Colorado) 5.3
9. James Mayberry (Colorado) 5.3
10. Harold Bailey (Oklahoma State) 5.0

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Charlie Green (Kansas State) 19.2
2. Paul Coffman (Kansas State) 17.1
3. Tim Smith* (Nebraska) 16.6
4. Bob Niziolek (Colorado) 14.3
5. Kellen Winslow (Missouri) 14.3
6. Joe Stewart (Missouri) 14.2
7. Ken Spaeth* (Nebraska) 13.0
8. Leo Lewis (Missouri) 11.4

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Terry Miller (Oklahoma State) 1682
2. I.M. Hipp* (Nebraska) 1458
3. Dexter Green (Iowa State) 1408
4. James Mayberry (Colorado) 1377
5. Elvis Peacock* (Oklahoma) 907
6. Earl Gant (Missouri) 886
7. Thomas Lott* (Oklahoma) 788
  Rick Berns* (Nebraska) 788
9. Mack Green (Kansas State) 765
10. Kenny King* (Oklahoma) 689

Interception Return Yards

1. Mark Haynes (Colorado) 141
2. Zac Henderson* (Oklahoma) 89
3. Darrol Ray* (Oklahoma) 76
4. Tom Fitch (Kansas) 75
5. Ted Harvey* (Nebraska) 57
6. Homer Thomas (Kansas State) 53
  Brad Horchem (Kansas State) 53
8. Terry Newman (Missouri) 46
9. Jim Pillen* (Nebraska) 43
10. Jim Leavitt (Missouri) 40