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1979 Big Eight Conference Receiving Stats

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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)

  • Players sorted by Yds/Rec (minimum 1.875 Rec/G).
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9 Players

Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 David Verser Kansas 21 463 22.0 4 6 49 8.2 1 27 512 19.0 5
2 John Liebe Kansas State 22 423 19.2 2 22 423 19.2 2
3 Junior Miller* Nebraska 23 435 18.9 7 8 80 10.0 0 31 515 16.6 7
4 Kazell Pugh Colorado 23 375 16.3 3 4 15 3.8 0 27 390 14.4 3
5 Tim Smith* Nebraska 31 487 15.7 1 31 487 15.7 1
6 Andy Gibler Missouri 23 316 13.7 4 23 316 13.7 4
7 Gerry Ellis Missouri 23 285 12.4 1 121 584 4.8 8 144 869 6.0 9
8 David Newman Missouri 21 216 10.3 0 21 216 10.3 0
9 Willie Beebe Colorado 21 137 6.5 0 101 408 4.0 3 122 545 4.5 3