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1979 Big Eight Conference Leaders

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Record: 47-44-0, .516 W-L% (6th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 6.41 (5th of 14) ▪ SOS: 5.76 (6th of 14)

Conference Champion: Oklahoma

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Phil Bradley (Missouri) 53.8
2. Bill Solomon (Colorado) 49.5
3. Harold Bailey (Oklahoma State) 44.8

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bill Solomon (Colorado) 6.4
2. Harold Bailey (Oklahoma State) 6.2
3. Phil Bradley (Missouri) 6.1

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Harold Bailey (Oklahoma State) 5.2
2. Phil Bradley (Missouri) 5.0
3. Bill Solomon (Colorado) 4.3

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bill Solomon (Colorado) 106.9
2. Phil Bradley (Missouri) 105.6
3. Harold Bailey (Oklahoma State) 98.0

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. David Verser (Kansas) 22.0
2. John Liebe (Kansas State) 19.2
3. Junior Miller* (Nebraska) 18.9
4. Kazell Pugh (Colorado) 16.3
5. Tim Smith* (Nebraska) 15.7
6. Andy Gibler (Missouri) 13.7
7. Gerry Ellis (Missouri) 12.4
8. David Newman (Missouri) 10.3
9. Willie Beebe (Colorado) 6.5

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Leroy Irvin (Kansas) 2