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1981 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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Record: 49-42-2, .538 W-L% (3rd 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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Nebraska 9 3 0 .750 7 0 0 1.000 30.3 10.4 21.79 8.88
Oklahoma 7 4 1 .625 4 2 1 .643 28.4 16.1 13.81 6.56
Kansas 8 4 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 15.7 16.3 6.58 4.99
Oklahoma State 7 5 0 .583 4 3 0 .571 16.4 18.0 5.20 4.70
Missouri 8 4 0 .667 3 4 0 .429 23.0 13.3 11.39 4.39
Iowa State 5 5 1 .500 2 4 1 .357 17.2 19.8 2.47 5.20
Colorado 3 8 0 .273 2 5 0 .286 12.8 29.3 -1.73 8.36
Kansas State 2 9 0 .182 1 6 0 .143 14.9 27.0 -3.32 5.77

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 Final
Nebraska 6 7 17 15     19 15 12 11 7 5 5 4 11
Missouri           13 8 19             19
Oklahoma 2 3 3 2 5 10     19 17 15       20
Iowa State         20 12   14 11            

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1982-01-01 Orange Bowl Clemson 22 Nebraska 15 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1981-12-31 Hall of Fame Classic Mississippi State 10 Kansas 0 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)
1981-12-26 Sun Bowl Oklahoma 40 Houston 14 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1981-12-19 Tangerine Bowl Missouri 19 Southern Mississippi 17 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1981-12-12 Independence Bowl Texas A&M 33 Oklahoma State 16 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. John Quinn (IAST) 140
2. Mike Hyde (MO) 123
3. Randy Essington (CO) 95
4. Frank Seurer (KS) 89
5. John Doerner (OKST) 79
6. Darrell Ray Dickey (KSST) 75
7. Rusty Hilger (OKST) 50
8. Turner Gill (NE) 47
9. Brad Perry (MO) 42
10. Mark Mauer (NE) 35

Pass Attempts

1. John Quinn (IAST) 251
2. Mike Hyde (MO) 249
3. Randy Essington (CO) 197
4. Frank Seurer (KS) 176
5. Darrell Ray Dickey (KSST) 158
6. John Doerner (OKST) 145
7. Rusty Hilger (OKST) 98
8. Turner Gill (NE) 91
9. Brad Perry (MO) 83
10. Mark Mauer (NE) 69

Pass Completion Percentage

1. John Quinn (IAST) 55.8
2. Frank Seurer (KS) 50.6
3. Mike Hyde (MO) 49.4
4. Randy Essington (CO) 48.2
5. Darrell Ray Dickey (KSST) 47.5

Passing Yards

1. John Quinn (IAST) 1576
2. Mike Hyde (MO) 1471
3. Frank Seurer (KS) 1199
  Randy Essington (CO) 1199
5. Darrell Ray Dickey (KSST) 974
6. John Doerner (OKST) 877
7. Rusty Hilger (OKST) 645
8. Turner Gill (NE) 619
9. Brad Perry (MO) 538
10. Mark Mauer (NE) 460

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Frank Seurer (KS) 6.8
2. John Quinn (IAST) 6.3
3. Darrell Ray Dickey (KSST) 6.2
4. Randy Essington (CO) 6.1
5. Mike Hyde (MO) 5.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Randy Essington (CO) 4.6
2. Frank Seurer (KS) 4.5
3. Mike Hyde (MO) 4.4
4. John Quinn (IAST) 4.0
5. Darrell Ray Dickey (KSST) 3.6

Passing Touchdowns

1. Turner Gill (NE) 9
2. Mike Hyde (MO) 8
3. Darrell Ray Dickey (KSST) 7
4. Randy Essington (CO) 6
5. Mark Mauer (NE) 5
6. Rusty Hilger (OKST) 4
  Frank Seurer (KS) 4
  John Doerner (OKST) 4
9. John Quinn (IAST) 3
  Darrell Shepard (OK) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. John Quinn (IAST) 14
2. Darrell Ray Dickey (KSST) 12
  Mike Hyde (MO) 12
4. Frank Seurer (KS) 11
5. John Doerner (OKST) 10
6. Randy Essington (CO) 9
7. Rusty Hilger (OKST) 7
8. Darrell Shepard (OK) 6
9. Brad Perry (MO) 5
10. Rusty Hill (KSST) 4
  Turner Gill (NE) 4
  Mark Mauer (NE) 4
  Steve Vogel (CO) 4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Frank Seurer (KS) 102.8
2. John Quinn (IAST) 101.3
3. Randy Essington (CO) 100.3
4. Mike Hyde (MO) 100.0
5. Darrell Ray Dickey (KSST) 98.7

Rush Attempts

1. Dwayne Crutchfield (IAST) 307
2. Shawn Jones (OKST) 209
3. Bob Meyer (MO) 180
4. Roger Craig (NE) 173
5. Garfield Taylor (KS) 167
6. Lee Rouson (CO) 159
7. Stanley Wilson (OK) 156
8. Mike Rozier (NE) 151
9. Ernest Anderson (OKST) 129
10. Mark Hundley (KSST) 126

Rushing Yards

1. Dwayne Crutchfield (IAST) 1189
2. Roger Craig (NE) 1060
3. Stanley Wilson (OK) 1008
4. Mike Rozier (NE) 943
5. Bob Meyer (MO) 791
6. Shawn Jones (OKST) 788
7. Darrell Shepard (OK) 774
8. Garfield Taylor (KS) 728
9. Ernest Anderson (OKST) 678
10. Lee Rouson (CO) 656

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Stanley Wilson (OK) 6.5
2. Darrell Shepard (OK) 6.3
3. Mike Rozier (NE) 6.2
4. Roger Craig (NE) 6.1
5. Phil Bates (NE) 5.9
6. Ernest Anderson (OKST) 5.3
7. Kelly Phelps (OK) 5.0
8. Kilisimasi Toluao (KSST) 4.7
9. Bob Meyer (MO) 4.4
10. Garfield Taylor (KS) 4.4

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Dwayne Crutchfield (IAST) 17
2. Darrell Shepard (OK) 13
3. Phil Bates (NE) 7
4. Mark Hundley (KSST) 6
  Roger Craig (NE) 6
  Bob Meyer (MO) 6
  Lee Rouson (CO) 6
8. Fred Sims (OK) 5
  Mike Rozier (NE) 5
  Alvin Ross (OK) 5
  Garfield Taylor (KS) 5

Receptions

1. Wayne Capers (KS) 36
2. James Caver (MO) 33
3. Michael Wade (IAST) 27
  Andy Gibler (MO) 27
5. John Chesley (OKST) 26
6. Dwayne Crutchfield (IAST) 24
  Bob Meyer (MO) 24
8. Jamie Williams (NE) 22
  Terry Young (OKST) 22
  Curtland Thomas (MO) 22

Receiving Yards

1. Wayne Capers (KS) 629
2. James Caver (MO) 509
3. Curtland Thomas (MO) 405
4. Walter Stanley (CO) 352
5. John Chesley (OKST) 350
6. Mark Cromer (OKST) 347
7. Michael Wade (IAST) 343
8. Dan Johnson (IAST) 290
9. Terry Young (OKST) 284
10. Jamie Williams (NE) 282

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Curtland Thomas (MO) 18.4
2. Wayne Capers (KS) 17.5
3. James Caver (MO) 15.4
4. Dan Johnson (IAST) 13.8
5. John Chesley (OKST) 13.5
6. Terry Young (OKST) 12.9
7. Jamie Williams (NE) 12.8
8. Michael Wade (IAST) 12.7
9. Bob Meyer (MO) 9.8
10. Dave Hestera (CO) 9.6

Receiving Touchdowns

1. John Chesley (OKST) 4
  Wayne Capers (KS) 4
  Jamie Williams (NE) 4
4. Todd Brown (NE) 3
  Ernie Coleman (KSST) 3
6. Mitch Krenk (NE) 2
  Bob Meyer (MO) 2
  Curtland Thomas (MO) 2
  Anthony Steels (NE) 2
  Andy Gibler (MO) 2
  Walter Stanley (CO) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Dwayne Crutchfield (IAST) 331
2. Shawn Jones (OKST) 217
3. Bob Meyer (MO) 204
4. Roger Craig (NE) 185
5. Garfield Taylor (KS) 181
6. Lee Rouson (CO) 171
7. Stanley Wilson (OK) 161
8. Mike Rozier (NE) 155
9. Ernest Anderson (OKST) 139
10. Mark Hundley (KSST) 132

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Dwayne Crutchfield (IAST) 1343
2. Roger Craig (NE) 1147
3. Stanley Wilson (OK) 1052
4. Bob Meyer (MO) 1026
5. Mike Rozier (NE) 1007
6. Shawn Jones (OKST) 846
7. Garfield Taylor (KS) 834
8. Lee Rouson (CO) 787
9. Darrell Shepard (OK) 774
10. Ernest Anderson (OKST) 728

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Dwayne Crutchfield (IAST) 17
2. Darrell Shepard (OK) 13
3. Bob Meyer (MO) 8
  Phil Bates (NE) 8
5. Lee Rouson (CO) 7
6. Roger Craig (NE) 6
  Garfield Taylor (KS) 6
  Mark Hundley (KSST) 6
9. Fred Sims (OK) 5
  Alvin Ross (OK) 5
  Mike Rozier (NE) 5
  Buster Rhymes (OK) 5

Total Plays

1. John Quinn (IAST) 331
2. Dwayne Crutchfield (IAST) 308
3. Mike Hyde (MO) 300
4. Frank Seurer (KS) 258
5. Darrell Ray Dickey (KSST) 252
6. Randy Essington (CO) 226
7. Shawn Jones (OKST) 209
8. John Doerner (OKST) 197
9. Bob Meyer (MO) 180
10. Darrell Shepard (OK) 178

Total Yards

1. John Quinn (IAST) 1658
2. Mike Hyde (MO) 1296
3. Darrell Ray Dickey (KSST) 1220
4. Dwayne Crutchfield (IAST) 1189
5. Darrell Shepard (OK) 1145
6. Frank Seurer (KS) 1130
7. Roger Craig (NE) 1060
8. Randy Essington (CO) 1021
9. Stanley Wilson (OK) 1008
10. Mike Rozier (NE) 943

Total Touchdowns

1. Dwayne Crutchfield (IAST) 17
2. Darrell Shepard (OK) 16
3. Turner Gill (NE) 12
4. Darrell Ray Dickey (KSST) 9
5. Mike Hyde (MO) 8
6. Phil Bates (NE) 7
  Garfield Taylor (KS) 7
8. Roger Craig (NE) 6
  Bob Meyer (MO) 6
  Lee Rouson (CO) 6
  Frank Seurer (KS) 6
  Randy Essington (CO) 6
  Mark Hundley (KSST) 6