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1981 Big Eight Conference Leaders

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Record: 49-42-2, .538 W-L% (1st of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.02 (3rd of 14) ▪ SOS: 6.10 (3rd of 14)

Conference Champion: Nebraska

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. John Quinn (Iowa State) 55.8
2. Frank Seurer (Kansas) 50.6
3. Mike Hyde (Missouri) 49.4
4. Randy Essington (Colorado) 48.2
5. Darrell Ray Dickey (Kansas State) 47.5

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Frank Seurer (Kansas) 6.8
2. John Quinn (Iowa State) 6.3
3. Darrell Ray Dickey (Kansas State) 6.2
4. Randy Essington (Colorado) 6.1
5. Mike Hyde (Missouri) 5.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Randy Essington (Colorado) 4.6
2. Frank Seurer (Kansas) 4.5
3. Mike Hyde (Missouri) 4.4
4. John Quinn (Iowa State) 4.0
5. Darrell Ray Dickey (Kansas State) 3.6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Frank Seurer (Kansas) 102.8
2. John Quinn (Iowa State) 101.3
3. Randy Essington (Colorado) 100.3
4. Mike Hyde (Missouri) 100.0
5. Darrell Ray Dickey (Kansas State) 98.7

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Wayne Capers (Kansas) 17.5
2. James Caver (Missouri) 15.4
3. Dan Johnson (Iowa State) 13.8
4. John Chesley (Oklahoma State) 13.5
5. Michael Wade (Iowa State) 12.7
6. Bob Meyer (Missouri) 9.8
7. Dave Hestera (Colorado) 9.6
8. Andy Gibler (Missouri) 8.3
9. Dwayne Crutchfield (Iowa State) 6.4

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Irving Fryar (Nebraska) 13.2
2. Michael Wade (Iowa State) 10.1
3. James Caver (Missouri) 10.0
  Elbert Watts (Oklahoma) 10.0
5. Walter Stanley (Colorado) 7.3
6. Dirk Davis (Oklahoma State) 4.6

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Irving Fryar (Nebraska) 2

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. James Caver (Missouri) 27.0
2. Walter Stanley (Colorado) 23.5
3. Ernie Coleman (Kansas State) 19.7
4. Michael Wade (Iowa State) 19.4
5. Bob Johnson (Kansas) 18.0
6. Ernest Anderson (Oklahoma State) 17.2
7. Buster Rhymes (Oklahoma) 12.1

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Elbert Watts (Oklahoma) 2
  Roger Foote (Kansas) 2