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1980 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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Record: 45-43-3, .511 W-L% (6th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 9.12 (2nd of 14) ▪ SOS: 7.87 (2nd of 14)

Conference Champion: Oklahoma

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma)
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 33.0 17.4 21.20 9.62
Nebraska 10 2 0 .833 6 1 0 .857 39.2 9.2 25.74 8.74
Missouri 8 4 0 .667 5 2 0 .714 27.7 14.6 15.76 6.34
Kansas 4 5 2 .455 3 3 1 .500 15.5 18.9 8.14 10.05 W-L-T adjusted to 3-6-2 by NCAA.
Oklahoma State 3 7 1 .318 2 4 1 .357 17.0 24.4 1.36 7.00
Iowa State 6 5 0 .545 2 5 0 .286 22.3 16.7 8.64 5.64
Kansas State 3 8 0 .273 1 6 0 .143 11.7 19.3 -0.69 5.22 W-L-T adjusted to 4-7 by NCAA.
Colorado 1 10 0 .091 1 6 0 .143 14.5 41.0 -7.19 10.36

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
Oklahoma 5 4 3 4 12 12 17 17 16 11 10 9 6 5 4 3
Nebraska 7 8 6 3 3 10 10 9 8 5 4 4 10 9 8 7
Iowa State             19                  
Missouri 17 17 15 12 9 19 16 16 15              

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1981-01-01 Orange Bowl Oklahoma 18 Florida State 17 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1980-12-27 Liberty Bowl Purdue 28 Missouri 25 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1980-12-27 Sun Bowl Nebraska 31 Mississippi State 17 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Jeff Quinn (Nebraska) 61.1
2. Phil Bradley (Missouri) 54.5
3. Darrell Ray Dickey (Kansas State) 47.6

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jeff Quinn (Nebraska) 8.5
2. Phil Bradley (Missouri) 6.7
3. Darrell Ray Dickey (Kansas State) 6.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jeff Quinn (Nebraska) 8.6
2. Phil Bradley (Missouri) 6.2
3. Darrell Ray Dickey (Kansas State) 3.8

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Jeff Quinn (Nebraska) 154.5
2. Phil Bradley (Missouri) 120.9
3. Darrell Ray Dickey (Kansas State) 93.8

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. David Verser (Kansas) 19.2
2. Ron Fellows (Missouri) 17.8
3. Ricky Ward (Colorado) 17.1
4. John Liebe (Kansas State) 16.0
5. Todd Brown (Nebraska) 14.9
6. Mel Campbell (Oklahoma State) 13.7
7. Terry Hill (Missouri) 12.4
8. Ken Blair (Missouri) 12.3
9. Andy Gibler (Missouri) 11.5

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Jerome Ledbetter (Oklahoma) 2