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1979 Big Eight Conference Rushing 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)

  • Plsyers sorted by Yds/Att (minimum 6.25 Att/G).
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26 Players

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Billy Sims Oklahoma 224 1506 6.7 22 1 42 42.0 0 225 1548 6.9 22
2 Jarvis Redwine* Nebraska 165 1100 6.7 9 7 35 5.0 1 172 1135 6.6 10
3 Stanley Wilson Oklahoma 76 491 6.5 1 4 41 10.3 1 80 532 6.7 2
4 Craig Johnson* Nebraska 96 544 5.7 6 2 12 6.0 0 98 556 5.7 6
5 Andra Franklin* Nebraska 110 583 5.3 4 2 19 9.5 0 112 602 5.4 4
6 Lance Olander Colorado 88 440 5.0 0 12 144 12.0 0 100 584 5.8 0
7 Gerry Ellis Missouri 121 584 4.8 8 23 285 12.4 1 144 869 6.0 9
8 Worley Taylor Oklahoma State 216 994 4.6 3 20 193 9.7 1 236 1187 5.0 4
9 I.M. Hipp* Nebraska 128 585 4.6 4 5 13 2.6 0 133 598 4.5 4
10 L.J. Brown Kansas State 148 668 4.5 5 20 145 7.3 0 168 813 4.8 5
11 Harry Sydney Kansas 123 541 4.4 3 20 149 7.5 1 143 690 4.8 4
12 James Wilder Missouri 155 645 4.2 3 20 143 7.2 0 175 788 4.5 3
13 Jack Seabrooke Iowa State 105 441 4.2 2 9 52 5.8 0 114 493 4.3 2
14 Willie Beebe Colorado 101 408 4.0 3 21 137 6.5 0 122 545 4.5 3
15 Keith Dearring Kansas State 70 282 4.0 0 11 157 14.3 0 81 439 5.4 0
16 J.C. Watts Oklahoma 123 455 3.7 10 123 455 3.7 10
17 Roosevelt Duncan Kansas State 87 326 3.7 1 9 70 7.8 0 96 396 4.1 1
18 Walter Mack Kansas 72 257 3.6 2 2 4 2.0 0 74 261 3.5 2
19 Dan Goodwin Iowa State 91 316 3.5 2 11 87 7.9 0 102 403 4.0 2
20 Mike Higgins Kansas 105 348 3.3 4 9 48 5.3 0 114 396 3.5 4
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Jeff Quinn* Nebraska 75 247 3.3 3 1 13 13.0 0 76 260 3.4 3
22 Mike Payne Iowa State 108 331 3.1 2 10 59 5.9 1 118 390 3.3 3
23 Phil Bradley Missouri 131 316 2.4 3 131 316 2.4 3
24 Charles Davis Colorado 83 175 2.1 1 4 39 9.8 0 87 214 2.5 1
25 Harold Bailey Oklahoma State 83 88 1.1 2 1 4 4.0 1 84 92 1.1 3
26 Bill Solomon Colorado 95 18 0.2 3 95 18 0.2 3