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1978 Big Eight Conference Leaders

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Record: 50-42-0, .543 W-L% (4th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 9.46 (3rd of 14) ▪ SOS: 8.44 (3rd of 14)

Conference Champion: Nebraska and Oklahoma

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

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Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Phil Bradley (MO) 136
2. Dan Manucci (KSST) 122
3. Tom Sorley* (NE) 120
4. Bill Solomon (CO) 77
5. Walter Grant* (IAST) 66
6. Scott Burk (OKST) 50
7. Harry Sydney (KS) 44
8. Kevin Clinton (KS) 33
9. Jeff Hines (KS) 32
10. Terry Rubley* (IAST) 21
  Thomas Lott (OK) 21
12. Sheldon Paris (KSST) 16
13. J.C. Watts (OK) 13
14. Harold Bailey (OKST) 12
15. Tim Hager* (NE) 10
16. Charles Davis (CO) 6
  Jay Jeffrey (MO) 6
18. Jeff Quinn* (NE) 4
19. Pete Cyphers (CO) 3
  Randy Stephenson (OKST) 3
  Dexter Green* (IAST) 3

Pass Attempts

1. Dan Manucci (KSST) 237
2. Phil Bradley (MO) 226
3. Tom Sorley* (NE) 205
4. Bill Solomon (CO) 158
5. Walter Grant* (IAST) 154
6. Scott Burk (OKST) 134
7. Harry Sydney (KS) 107
8. Kevin Clinton (KS) 82
9. Jeff Hines (KS) 69
10. Thomas Lott (OK) 55
11. Harold Bailey (OKST) 40
12. J.C. Watts (OK) 38
13. Terry Rubley* (IAST) 35
14. Sheldon Paris (KSST) 33
15. Tim Hager* (NE) 16
16. Charles Davis (CO) 15
17. Jay Jeffrey (MO) 13
18. Pete Cyphers (CO) 11
19. Randy Stephenson (OKST) 7
20. Jeff Quinn* (NE) 6

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Phil Bradley (MO) 60.2
2. Tom Sorley* (NE) 58.5
3. Dan Manucci (KSST) 51.5
4. Bill Solomon (CO) 48.7

Passing Yards

1. Dan Manucci (KSST) 1808
2. Tom Sorley* (NE) 1791
3. Phil Bradley (MO) 1780
4. Walter Grant* (IAST) 992
5. Bill Solomon (CO) 944
6. Scott Burk (OKST) 722
7. Harry Sydney (KS) 605
8. Thomas Lott (OK) 440
9. Kevin Clinton (KS) 435
10. Jeff Hines (KS) 390
11. Terry Rubley* (IAST) 247
12. J.C. Watts (OK) 227
13. Tim Hager* (NE) 185
14. Sheldon Paris (KSST) 181
15. Harold Bailey (OKST) 148
16. Charles Davis (CO) 87
17. Jay Jeffrey (MO) 55
18. Jeff Quinn* (NE) 44
19. Randy Stephenson (OKST) 35
20. Pete Cyphers (CO) 28
  Dexter Green* (IAST) 28

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Tom Sorley* (NE) 8.7
2. Phil Bradley (MO) 7.9
3. Dan Manucci (KSST) 7.6
4. Bill Solomon (CO) 6.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Tom Sorley* (NE) 8.1
2. Phil Bradley (MO) 6.9
3. Dan Manucci (KSST) 5.0
4. Bill Solomon (CO) 3.8

Passing Touchdowns

1. Tom Sorley* (NE) 14
2. Phil Bradley (MO) 12
3. Dan Manucci (KSST) 9
4. Thomas Lott (OK) 6
  Walter Grant* (IAST) 6
6. Terry Rubley* (IAST) 5
7. Bill Solomon (CO) 3
8. Harry Sydney (KS) 2
  Kevin Clinton (KS) 2
  Scott Burk (OKST) 2
  Jeff Hines (KS) 2
  J.C. Watts (OK) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Dan Manucci (KSST) 18
2. Phil Bradley (MO) 10
3. Bill Solomon (CO) 9
  Tom Sorley* (NE) 9
5. Harry Sydney (KS) 8
6. Kevin Clinton (KS) 7
  Scott Burk (OKST) 7
8. Harold Bailey (OKST) 6
9. Walter Grant* (IAST) 4
  Thomas Lott (OK) 4
  J.C. Watts (OK) 4
12. Terry Rubley* (IAST) 3
  Jeff Hines (KS) 3
14. Sheldon Paris (KSST) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Tom Sorley* (NE) 145.7
2. Phil Bradley (MO) 135.0
3. Dan Manucci (KSST) 112.9
4. Bill Solomon (CO) 93.8

Rush Attempts

1. Dexter Green* (IAST) 251
2. Billy Sims (OK) 231
3. James Mayberry (CO) 230
4. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 191
5. Bill Solomon (CO) 189
6. Rick Berns* (NE) 183
7. Worley Taylor (OKST) 176
8. James Wilder (MO) 160
9. Earl Gant (MO) 138
10. Phil Bradley (MO) 135
11. Scott Burk (OKST) 130
12. Roosevelt Duncan (KSST) 122
13. Dan Manucci (KSST) 120
14. Walter Grant* (IAST) 119
15. Mack Green (KSST) 113
16. Thomas Lott (OK) 111
17. Harry Sydney (KS) 103
18. Kenny King (OK) 99
19. Tom Sorley* (NE) 87
20. Andra Franklin* (NE) 86

Rushing Yards

1. Billy Sims (OK) 1762
2. Dexter Green* (IAST) 1139
3. Rick Berns* (NE) 1032
4. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 1002
5. James Mayberry (CO) 920
6. James Wilder (MO) 873
7. Worley Taylor (OKST) 807
8. Earl Gant (MO) 789
9. Kenny King (OK) 779
10. Thomas Lott (OK) 577
11. Mack Green (KSST) 561
12. Roosevelt Duncan (KSST) 532
13. Bill Solomon (CO) 484
14. Andra Franklin* (NE) 428
15. David Overstreet (OK) 408
16. Tim Wurth* (NE) 373
17. Craig Johnson* (NE) 370
18. L.J. Brown (KSST) 337
19. Gerry Ellis (MO) 336
20. Terry Suellentrop (OKST) 321

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Kenny King (OK) 7.9
2. Billy Sims (OK) 7.6
3. Earl Gant (MO) 5.7
4. Rick Berns* (NE) 5.6
5. James Wilder (MO) 5.5
6. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 5.2
7. Thomas Lott (OK) 5.2
8. Andra Franklin* (NE) 5.0
9. Mack Green (KSST) 5.0
10. Terry Suellentrop (OKST) 4.6
11. Worley Taylor (OKST) 4.6
12. Dexter Green* (IAST) 4.5
13. Roosevelt Duncan (KSST) 4.4
14. James Mayberry (CO) 4.0
15. Bill Solomon (CO) 2.6
16. Phil Bradley (MO) 2.2
17. Walter Grant* (IAST) 2.2
18. Harry Sydney (KS) 2.2
19. Scott Burk (OKST) 1.4
20. Tom Sorley* (NE) 1.3

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Billy Sims (OK) 20
2. James Mayberry (CO) 13
3. Rick Berns* (NE) 11
  James Wilder (MO) 11
5. Dexter Green* (IAST) 10
6. Thomas Lott (OK) 9
7. Earl Gant (MO) 8
8. Bill Solomon (CO) 7
  I.M. Hipp* (NE) 7
  Roosevelt Duncan (KSST) 7
11. Tom Sorley* (NE) 6
  J.C. Watts (OK) 6
  Phil Bradley (MO) 6
14. Terry Suellentrop (OKST) 5
  Jimmy Rogers (OK) 5
  Gerry Ellis (MO) 5
  Scott Burk (OKST) 5
  Dan Manucci (KSST) 5
19. Tim Wurth* (NE) 4
  Craig Johnson* (NE) 4
  Mack Green (KSST) 4
  Worley Taylor (OKST) 4

Receptions

1. Charlie Green (KSST) 39
2. Junior Miller* (NE) 33
3. Kellen Winslow (MO) 29
4. Leo Lewis (MO) 28
  Greg Howard (CO) 28
  Kenny Brown* (NE) 28
7. Stan Hixon* (IAST) 26
8. Guy Preston* (IAST) 25
9. Lamont Downer (MO) 22
  Tim Smith* (NE) 22
11. Kevin Murphy (KS) 20
  Eugene Goodlow (KSST) 20
  James Wilder (MO) 20
14. Roosevelt Duncan (KSST) 16
15. Kazell Pugh (CO) 15
  David Verser (KS) 15
  Eddy Whitley (KSST) 15
18. Ray Hardee* (IAST) 14
  L.P. Williams (OKST) 14
20. Bobby Kimball (OK) 12
  Dexter Green* (IAST) 12
  Frank Lockett* (NE) 12

Receiving Yards

1. Charlie Green (KSST) 616
2. Junior Miller* (NE) 609
3. Eugene Goodlow (KSST) 547
4. Kellen Winslow (MO) 479
5. Stan Hixon* (IAST) 474
6. Kenny Brown* (NE) 410
7. Leo Lewis (MO) 376
8. Greg Howard (CO) 374
9. Kevin Murphy (KS) 346
10. Lamont Downer (MO) 331
11. Tim Smith* (NE) 303
12. Guy Preston* (IAST) 296
13. Ray Hardee* (IAST) 281
14. Kazell Pugh (CO) 266
15. Ron Ingram (OKST) 239
16. David Verser (KS) 217
17. Frank Lockett* (NE) 212
18. Steve Rhodes (OK) 211
19. Bobby Kimball (OK) 198
20. Eddy Whitley (KSST) 196

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Junior Miller* (NE) 18.5
2. Stan Hixon* (IAST) 18.2
3. Kellen Winslow (MO) 16.5
4. Charlie Green (KSST) 15.8
5. Kenny Brown* (NE) 14.6
6. Leo Lewis (MO) 13.4
7. Greg Howard (CO) 13.4
8. Guy Preston* (IAST) 11.8

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Junior Miller* (NE) 6
  Kellen Winslow (MO) 6
3. Ray Hardee* (IAST) 4
  Eugene Goodlow (KSST) 4
5. Charlie Green (KSST) 3
  Dexter Green* (IAST) 3
  Victor Hicks (OK) 3
8. Kenny Brown* (NE) 2
  Greg Howard (CO) 2
  Frank Lockett* (NE) 2
  Tim Smith* (NE) 2
  Leo Lewis (MO) 2
  Bobby Kimball (OK) 2
  Guy Preston* (IAST) 2
  Stan Hixon* (IAST) 2
  Kirby Criswell (KS) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Dexter Green* (IAST) 263
2. James Mayberry (CO) 241
3. Billy Sims (OK) 232
4. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 200
5. Rick Berns* (NE) 194
6. Bill Solomon (CO) 190
7. James Wilder (MO) 180
8. Worley Taylor (OKST) 179
9. Earl Gant (MO) 149
10. Roosevelt Duncan (KSST) 138
11. Phil Bradley (MO) 135
12. Scott Burk (OKST) 131
13. Dan Manucci (KSST) 120
14. Walter Grant* (IAST) 119
15. Mack Green (KSST) 118
16. Thomas Lott (OK) 111
17. Harry Sydney (KS) 103
18. Kenny King (OK) 99
19. Andra Franklin* (NE) 89
20. Tom Sorley* (NE) 87

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Billy Sims (OK) 1797
2. Dexter Green* (IAST) 1206
3. Rick Berns* (NE) 1133
4. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 1074
5. James Wilder (MO) 1037
6. James Mayberry (CO) 1000
7. Worley Taylor (OKST) 881
8. Earl Gant (MO) 872
9. Kenny King (OK) 779
10. Roosevelt Duncan (KSST) 678
11. Charlie Green (KSST) 619
12. Junior Miller* (NE) 609
13. Mack Green (KSST) 590
14. Thomas Lott (OK) 577
15. Eugene Goodlow (KSST) 559
16. Kenny Brown* (NE) 549
17. Bill Solomon (CO) 518
18. Stan Hixon* (IAST) 486
19. Kellen Winslow (MO) 479
20. Craig Johnson* (NE) 451

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Billy Sims (OK) 20
2. James Mayberry (CO) 13
  Dexter Green* (IAST) 13
4. James Wilder (MO) 12
  Rick Berns* (NE) 12
6. Thomas Lott (OK) 9
7. Roosevelt Duncan (KSST) 8
  Earl Gant (MO) 8
9. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 7
  Bill Solomon (CO) 7
11. Gerry Ellis (MO) 6
  Junior Miller* (NE) 6
  Phil Bradley (MO) 6
  J.C. Watts (OK) 6
  Kellen Winslow (MO) 6
  Tom Sorley* (NE) 6
17. Terry Suellentrop (OKST) 5
  Scott Burk (OKST) 5
  Dan Manucci (KSST) 5
  Craig Johnson* (NE) 5
  Jimmy Rogers (OK) 5

Total Plays

1. Phil Bradley (MO) 361
2. Dan Manucci (KSST) 357
3. Bill Solomon (CO) 347
4. Tom Sorley* (NE) 292
5. Walter Grant* (IAST) 273
6. Scott Burk (OKST) 264
7. Dexter Green* (IAST) 256
8. Billy Sims (OK) 231
9. James Mayberry (CO) 230
10. Harry Sydney (KS) 210
11. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 191
12. Rick Berns* (NE) 185
13. Worley Taylor (OKST) 176
14. Thomas Lott (OK) 166
15. James Wilder (MO) 160
16. Earl Gant (MO) 138
17. Jeff Hines (KS) 134
18. Roosevelt Duncan (KSST) 123
19. Mack Green (KSST) 113
20. Kenny King (OK) 99

Total Yards

1. Phil Bradley (MO) 2081
2. Tom Sorley* (NE) 1901
3. Dan Manucci (KSST) 1804
4. Billy Sims (OK) 1762
5. Bill Solomon (CO) 1428
6. Walter Grant* (IAST) 1255
7. Dexter Green* (IAST) 1167
8. Rick Berns* (NE) 1032
9. Thomas Lott (OK) 1017
10. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 1002
11. James Mayberry (CO) 920
12. Scott Burk (OKST) 903
13. James Wilder (MO) 873
14. Harry Sydney (KS) 827
15. Worley Taylor (OKST) 807
16. Earl Gant (MO) 789
17. Kenny King (OK) 779
18. Mack Green (KSST) 561
19. Roosevelt Duncan (KSST) 532
20. Jeff Hines (KS) 450

Total Touchdowns

1. Billy Sims (OK) 20
  Tom Sorley* (NE) 20
3. Phil Bradley (MO) 18
4. Thomas Lott (OK) 15
5. Dan Manucci (KSST) 14
6. James Mayberry (CO) 13
7. James Wilder (MO) 11
  Rick Berns* (NE) 11
9. Bill Solomon (CO) 10
  Dexter Green* (IAST) 10
11. Walter Grant* (IAST) 9
12. Earl Gant (MO) 8
  J.C. Watts (OK) 8
14. I.M. Hipp* (NE) 7
  Scott Burk (OKST) 7
  Roosevelt Duncan (KSST) 7
17. Terry Suellentrop (OKST) 5
  Terry Rubley* (IAST) 5
  Harry Sydney (KS) 5
  Gerry Ellis (MO) 5
  Jimmy Rogers (OK) 5