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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. Alan Hood (IAST) 54
  Warren Seitz (MO) 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. Mike Norseth (KS) 9
  Steve Vogel (CO) 9
  Danny Bradley* (OK) 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. Alan Hood (IAST) 9
  Marlon Adler (MO) 9
3. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 8
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 8
  Steve Vogel (CO) 8
6. Craig Keenan (CO) 7
  Warren Seitz (MO) 7
8. Mike Norseth (KS) 6
  Rusty Hilger* (OKST) 6
  Craig Sundberg (NE) 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. Doug DuBose (NE) 8
  Lynn Williams (KS) 8
6. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 7
  Jeff Smith (NE) 7
8. Warren Seitz (MO) 6
  Marlon Adler (MO) 6
10. Charles Crawford* (OKST) 5
  Shawn Jones* (OKST) 5
  Steve Sewell* (OK) 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. Ron Brown (CO) 29
  Lee Rouson (CO) 29
  Tommy Davis (IAST) 29
  Richard Hanson (IAST) 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
  Jamie Harris* (OKST) 5
  George Shorthose (MO) 5
5. Brian Hiemer (NE) 4
6. Keith Jackson* (OK) 3
  Skip Peete (KS) 3
  Jon Embree (CO) 3
  Derrick Shepard* (OK) 3
  Andy Hill (MO) 3
  Richard Estell (KS) 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. Doug DuBose (NE) 8
  Lynn Williams (KS) 8
6. Steve Sewell* (OK) 7
  Jeff Smith (NE) 7
  Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 7
9. Tracy Henderson (IAST) 6
  Warren Seitz (MO) 6
  Marlon Adler (MO) 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. Mike Norseth (KS) 11
  Warren Seitz (MO) 11
6. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 10
  Rusty Hilger* (OKST) 10
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 10
9. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 9
  Steve Vogel (CO) 9
  Eric Drain (MO) 9