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1984 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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Record: 43-43-5, .500 W-L% (7th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 2.98 (5th of 11) ▪ SOS: 2.86 (5th of 11)

Conference Champion: Nebraska and Oklahoma

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Nebraska 10 2 0 .833 6 1 0 .857 32.3 9.6 17.57 2.15
Oklahoma 9 2 1 .792 6 1 0 .857 25.5 13.7 13.27 3.27
Oklahoma State 10 2 0 .833 5 2 0 .714 26.0 12.3 13.69 2.44
Kansas 5 6 0 .455 4 3 0 .571 19.8 27.1 -1.25 2.30
Kansas State 3 7 1 .318 2 4 1 .357 16.8 30.0 -5.00 3.45
Missouri 3 7 1 .318 2 4 1 .357 28.2 27.4 2.19 4.19
Iowa State 2 7 2 .273 0 5 2 .143 13.5 23.9 -7.62 0.38
Colorado 1 10 0 .091 1 6 0 .143 15.6 33.1 -8.99 4.74

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/4 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 Final
Nebraska 2 2 1 1 1 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 7 5 5 4
Oklahoma 16 16 15 11 7 5 3 2 2 10 9 6 2 2 2 6
Oklahoma State     13 12 10 9 13 12 10 7 7 4 3 9 9 7

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1985-01-01 Orange Bowl Washington 28 Oklahoma 17 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1985-01-01 Sugar Bowl Nebraska 28 Louisiana State 10 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1984-12-28 Gator Bowl Oklahoma State 21 South Carolina 14 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Rusty Hilger* (OKST) 165
2. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 143
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 143
4. Mike Norseth (KS) 136
5. Steve Vogel (CO) 100
6. Craig Keenan (CO) 78
7. Marlon Adler (MO) 77
8. Danny Bradley* (OK) 73
9. Stan Weber (KSST) 58
10. Warren Seitz (MO) 54
  Alan Hood (IAST) 54
Pass Attempts
1. Rusty Hilger* (OKST) 281
2. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 262
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 262
4. Mike Norseth (KS) 239
5. Steve Vogel (CO) 224
6. Danny Bradley* (OK) 151
7. Craig Keenan (CO) 149
8. Marlon Adler (MO) 144
9. Stan Weber (KSST) 114
10. Warren Seitz (MO) 105
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Rusty Hilger* (OKST) 58.7
2. Mike Norseth (KS) 56.9
3. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 54.6
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 54.6
5. Steve Vogel (CO) 44.6
Passing Yards
1. Rusty Hilger* (OKST) 2048
2. Mike Norseth (KS) 1682
3. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 1580
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 1580
5. Steve Vogel (CO) 1432
6. Marlon Adler (MO) 1128
7. Danny Bradley* (OK) 1095
8. Craig Keenan (CO) 1012
9. Warren Seitz (MO) 804
10. Craig Sundberg (NE) 740
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Rusty Hilger* (OKST) 7.3
2. Mike Norseth (KS) 7.0
3. Steve Vogel (CO) 6.4
4. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 6.0
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 6.0
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Rusty Hilger* (OKST) 6.9
2. Mike Norseth (KS) 6.7
3. Steve Vogel (CO) 5.6
4. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 5.4
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 5.4
Passing Touchdowns
1. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 10
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 10
3. Danny Bradley* (OK) 9
  Steve Vogel (CO) 9
  Mike Norseth (KS) 9
6. Rusty Hilger* (OKST) 8
7. Marlon Adler (MO) 7
8. Warren Seitz (MO) 5
9. Craig Sundberg (NE) 4
  Travis Turner (NE) 4
Passing Interceptions
1. Marlon Adler (MO) 9
  Alan Hood (IAST) 9
3. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 8
  Steve Vogel (CO) 8
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 8
6. Warren Seitz (MO) 7
  Craig Keenan (CO) 7
8. Craig Sundberg (NE) 6
  Rusty Hilger* (OKST) 6
  Mike Norseth (KS) 6
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Rusty Hilger* (OKST) 125.1
2. Mike Norseth (KS) 123.4
3. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 111.7
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 111.7
5. Steve Vogel (CO) 104.5
Rush Attempts
1. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 205
2. Lee Rouson (CO) 199
3. Jeff Smith (NE) 177
4. Lynn Williams (KS) 172
5. Danny Bradley* (OK) 158
6. Doug DuBose (NE) 156
7. Richard Hanson (IAST) 155
8. Lydell Carr* (OK) 147
9. Eric Drain (MO) 138
10. Shawn Jones* (OKST) 133
Rushing Yards
1. Doug DuBose (NE) 1040
2. Jeff Smith (NE) 935
3. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 843
4. Lynn Williams (KS) 776
5. Lee Rouson (CO) 725
6. Lydell Carr* (OK) 694
7. Shawn Jones* (OKST) 676
8. Jon Redd (MO) 668
9. Steve Sewell* (OK) 623
10. Eric Drain (MO) 596
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Doug DuBose (NE) 6.7
2. Jon Redd (MO) 5.6
3. Steve Sewell* (OK) 5.6
4. Jeff Smith (NE) 5.3
5. Shawn Jones* (OKST) 5.1
6. Tom Rathman (NE) 5.1
7. Robert Mimbs (KS) 4.9
8. Lydell Carr* (OK) 4.7
9. Lynn Williams (KS) 4.5
10. Charles Crawford* (OKST) 4.3
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Travis Turner (NE) 10
2. Danny Bradley* (OK) 9
  Eric Drain (MO) 9
4. Lynn Williams (KS) 8
  Doug DuBose (NE) 8
6. Jeff Smith (NE) 7
  Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 7
8. Warren Seitz (MO) 6
  Marlon Adler (MO) 6
10. Steve Sewell* (OK) 5
  Shawn Jones* (OKST) 5
  Charles Crawford* (OKST) 5
Receptions
1. Tracy Henderson (IAST) 64
2. Jon Embree (CO) 51
3. Skip Peete (KS) 38
4. Loy Alexander (CO) 35
  Barry Hanna* (OKST) 35
6. George Shorthose (MO) 33
7. Tommy Davis (IAST) 29
  Richard Hanson (IAST) 29
  Ron Brown (CO) 29
  Lee Rouson (CO) 29
Receiving Yards
1. Tracy Henderson (IAST) 941
2. Jon Embree (CO) 680
3. Ron Brown (CO) 673
4. George Shorthose (MO) 601
5. Richard Estell (KS) 500
6. Loy Alexander (CO) 496
7. Skip Peete (KS) 448
8. Andy Hill (MO) 445
9. Jamie Harris* (OKST) 431
10. Malcolm Lewis* (OKST) 414
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Ron Brown (CO) 23.2
2. Richard Estell (KS) 20.0
3. George Shorthose (MO) 18.2
4. Andy Hill (MO) 17.8
5. Malcolm Lewis* (OKST) 15.9
6. Adrian McBride (MO) 15.5
7. Jamie Harris* (OKST) 15.4
8. Tracy Henderson (IAST) 14.7
9. Derrick Shepard* (OK) 14.5
10. Loy Alexander (CO) 14.2
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Tracy Henderson (IAST) 6
2. Ron Brown (CO) 5
  George Shorthose (MO) 5
  Jamie Harris* (OKST) 5
5. Brian Hiemer (NE) 4
6. Jon Embree (CO) 3
  Skip Peete (KS) 3
  Derrick Shepard* (OK) 3
  Andy Hill (MO) 3
  Richard Estell (KS) 3
  Keith Jackson* (OK) 3
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Lee Rouson (CO) 228
2. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 227
3. Lynn Williams (KS) 188
4. Richard Hanson (IAST) 184
5. Jeff Smith (NE) 183
6. Doug DuBose (NE) 164
7. Danny Bradley* (OK) 158
8. Lydell Carr* (OK) 151
9. Eric Drain (MO) 145
10. Shawn Jones* (OKST) 136
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Doug DuBose (NE) 1145
2. Jeff Smith (NE) 1016
3. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 965
4. Tracy Henderson (IAST) 941
5. Steve Sewell* (OK) 938
6. Lee Rouson (CO) 928
7. Lynn Williams (KS) 888
8. Robert Mimbs (KS) 785
9. Richard Hanson (IAST) 751
10. Shawn Jones* (OKST) 728
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Travis Turner (NE) 10
  Eric Drain (MO) 10
3. Danny Bradley* (OK) 9
4. Lynn Williams (KS) 8
  Doug DuBose (NE) 8
6. Steve Sewell* (OK) 7
  Jeff Smith (NE) 7
  Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 7
9. Warren Seitz (MO) 6
  Marlon Adler (MO) 6
  Tracy Henderson (IAST) 6
Total Plays
1. Rusty Hilger* (OKST) 344
2. Mike Norseth (KS) 333
3. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 311
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 311
5. Danny Bradley* (OK) 309
6. Steve Vogel (CO) 265
7. Marlon Adler (MO) 238
8. Stan Weber (KSST) 212
9. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 207
10. Lee Rouson (CO) 200
Total Yards
1. Rusty Hilger* (OKST) 1999
2. Mike Norseth (KS) 1782
3. Marlon Adler (MO) 1456
4. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 1428
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 1428
6. Danny Bradley* (OK) 1412
7. Warren Seitz (MO) 1186
8. Steve Vogel (CO) 1183
9. Doug DuBose (NE) 1040
10. Stan Weber (KSST) 1008
Total Touchdowns
1. Danny Bradley* (OK) 18
2. Travis Turner (NE) 14
3. Marlon Adler (MO) 13
4. Warren Seitz (MO) 11
  Mike Norseth (KS) 11
6. Rusty Hilger* (OKST) 10
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 10
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 10
9. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 9
  Steve Vogel (CO) 9
  Eric Drain (MO) 9