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1985 Big Eight Conference Leaders

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Record: 48-45-0, .516 W-L% (4th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 3.06 (6th of 11) ▪ SOS: 2.13 (6th of 11)

Conference Champion: Oklahoma

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Mike Norseth (KS) 227
2. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 159
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 159
4. Ronnie Williams* (OKST) 141
5. Marlon Adler (MO) 89
6. Warren Seitz (MO) 69
7. Randy Williams (KSST) 63
8. John Welch (KSST) 55
9. McCathorn Clayton (NE) 28
10. Troy Aikman* (OK) 27
11. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 24
12. Travis Turner (NE) 21
13. Rusty Rankin* (OKST) 17
14. Mark Hatcher (CO) 16
15. Chris Keenan (CO) 14
16. Derek DeGennaro (IAST) 12
17. Tom Quick (KS) 8
18. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 5
19. Steve Taylor (NE) 3
  Clete Blakeman (NE) 3
  Eric Mitchel* (OK) 3
Pass Attempts
1. Mike Norseth (KS) 408
2. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 330
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 330
4. Ronnie Williams* (OKST) 291
5. Marlon Adler (MO) 183
6. Randy Williams (KSST) 151
7. Warren Seitz (MO) 144
8. John Welch (KSST) 116
9. McCathorn Clayton (NE) 78
10. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 58
11. Travis Turner (NE) 55
12. Mark Hatcher (CO) 51
13. Troy Aikman* (OK) 47
14. Rusty Rankin* (OKST) 37
15. Chris Keenan (CO) 27
16. Derek DeGennaro (IAST) 26
17. Tom Quick (KS) 17
18. Rick Wheeler (CO) 8
19. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 7
20. Steve Taylor (NE) 6
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Mike Norseth (KS) 55.6
2. Marlon Adler (MO) 48.6
3. Ronnie Williams* (OKST) 48.5
4. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 48.2
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 48.2
Passing Yards
1. Mike Norseth (KS) 2995
2. Ronnie Williams* (OKST) 1757
3. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 1704
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 1704
5. Marlon Adler (MO) 1258
6. Warren Seitz (MO) 886
7. John Welch (KSST) 659
8. Randy Williams (KSST) 615
9. McCathorn Clayton (NE) 602
10. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 517
11. Troy Aikman* (OK) 442
12. Travis Turner (NE) 418
13. Mark Hatcher (CO) 325
14. Rusty Rankin* (OKST) 165
15. Derek DeGennaro (IAST) 119
16. Chris Keenan (CO) 116
17. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 69
18. Tom Quick (KS) 62
19. Eric Mitchel* (OK) 44
20. Steve Taylor (NE) 38
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Mike Norseth (KS) 7.3
2. Marlon Adler (MO) 6.9
3. Ronnie Williams* (OKST) 6.0
4. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 5.2
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 5.2
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Mike Norseth (KS) 6.9
2. Ronnie Williams* (OKST) 4.6
3. Marlon Adler (MO) 4.4
4. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 3.9
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 3.9
Passing Touchdowns
1. Mike Norseth (KS) 15
2. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 8
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 8
  Ronnie Williams* (OKST) 8
5. Marlon Adler (MO) 7
6. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 5
7. John Welch (KSST) 4
8. McCathorn Clayton (NE) 3
  Warren Seitz (MO) 3
  Travis Turner (NE) 3
11. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 2
  Randy Williams (KSST) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Marlon Adler (MO) 13
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 13
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 13
  Ronnie Williams* (OKST) 13
5. Randy Williams (KSST) 12
6. Mike Norseth (KS) 11
7. McCathorn Clayton (NE) 7
8. Warren Seitz (MO) 6
9. Mark Hatcher (CO) 5
10. John Welch (KSST) 4
11. Rusty Rankin* (OKST) 3
  Derek DeGennaro (IAST) 3
  Travis Turner (NE) 3
14. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 2
  Rick Wheeler (CO) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Mike Norseth (KS) 124.0
2. Marlon Adler (MO) 104.8
3. Ronnie Williams* (OKST) 99.3
4. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 91.7
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 91.7
Rush Attempts
1. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 327
2. Darrell Wallace (MO) 226
3. Doug DuBose (NE) 203
4. Lydell Carr* (OK) 188
5. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 173
6. Anthony Weatherspoon (CO) 140
7. Mike Norseth (KS) 135
8. Mark Hatcher (CO) 125
9. Tom Rathman (NE) 118
10. Andrew Jackson (IAST) 113
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 113
12. Ray Wilson (KSST) 112
13. Kirk Thomas (IAST) 103
14. Paul Miles (NE) 102
15. Leon Perry* (OK) 100
16. Todd Moody (KSST) 94
  Marques Rodgers (IAST) 94
18. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 91
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 91
20. Ron Brown (CO) 90
Rushing Yards
1. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 1650
2. Doug DuBose (NE) 1161
3. Darrell Wallace (MO) 1120
4. Lydell Carr* (OK) 883
5. Tom Rathman (NE) 881
6. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 862
7. Paul Miles (NE) 689
8. Anthony Weatherspoon (CO) 569
9. Leon Perry* (OK) 542
10. Mark Hatcher (CO) 539
11. Ron Brown (CO) 524
12. Andrew Jackson (IAST) 415
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 415
14. Lynn Williams (KS) 373
15. Ray Wilson (KSST) 367
16. John Kendrick (KSST) 354
17. Todd Moody (KSST) 343
18. Arnold Fields (KS) 336
19. Kirk Thomas (IAST) 326
20. Patrick Collins* (OK) 324
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Tom Rathman (NE) 7.5
2. Paul Miles (NE) 6.8
3. Ron Brown (CO) 5.8
4. Doug DuBose (NE) 5.7
5. Leon Perry* (OK) 5.4
6. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 5.0
7. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 5.0
8. Darrell Wallace (MO) 5.0
9. Lydell Carr* (OK) 4.7
10. John Kendrick (KSST) 4.4
11. Eric McCarty (CO) 4.4
12. Lynn Williams (KS) 4.3
13. Mark Hatcher (CO) 4.3
14. Arnold Fields (KS) 4.3
15. Anthony Weatherspoon (CO) 4.1
16. Andrew Jackson (IAST) 3.7
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 3.7
18. Todd Moody (KSST) 3.6
19. Mike Rogers (KS) 3.6
20. McCathorn Clayton (NE) 3.5
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 15
2. Mark Hatcher (CO) 10
3. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 9
4. Tom Rathman (NE) 8
  Doug DuBose (NE) 8
6. Darrell Wallace (MO) 5
  Spencer Tillman* (OK) 5
  Lynn Williams (KS) 5
  Lydell Carr* (OK) 5
  Arnold Fields (KS) 5
  Patrick Collins* (OK) 5
  Leon Perry* (OK) 5
  Paul Miles (NE) 5
  McCathorn Clayton (NE) 5
15. Von Sheppard (NE) 4
16. Don Poprilo (IAST) 3
  Keith Jones (NE) 3
  Mike Norseth (KS) 3
19. Steve Taylor (NE) 2
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 2
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 2
  Chris Keenan (CO) 2
  Ken Kaelin (NE) 2
  Eric Drain (MO) 2
  Anthony Stafford* (OK) 2
  Ron Brown (CO) 2
  Randy Williams (KSST) 2
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 2
  Dave Sanders (CO) 2
  Jo Jo Collins (CO) 2
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 2
  Warren Seitz (MO) 2
  Rick Wheeler (CO) 2
  Mike Rogers (KS) 2
  Anthony Weatherspoon (CO) 2
  Eric Mitchel* (OK) 2
Receptions
1. Richard Estell (KS) 70
2. Herbert Johnson (MO) 49
3. Bobby Riley* (OKST) 36
4. Jeff Wodka (IAST) 35
5. Gerald Alphin (KSST) 34
6. Johnny Holloway (KS) 32
7. Hughes Suffren (IAST) 31
  Sandy McGee (KS) 31
9. Andrew Jackson (IAST) 29
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 29
11. Willie Vaughn (KS) 28
12. Terry Wemer* (OKST) 27
13. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 25
14. Keith Jackson* (OK) 22
  J.R. Dillard* (OKST) 22
16. Pat Thetford (MO) 21
17. Danny Gantt (IAST) 20
  Sylvester Byrd (KS) 20
19. Kirk Thomas (IAST) 17
20. Todd Moody (KSST) 16
  Lynn Beck* (OKST) 16
  Robb Schnitzler (NE) 16
  Hart Lee Dykes* (OKST) 16
  Todd Elder (KSST) 16
Receiving Yards
1. Richard Estell (KS) 1109
2. Herbert Johnson (MO) 806
3. Bobby Riley* (OKST) 659
4. Keith Jackson* (OK) 566
5. Gerald Alphin (KSST) 524
6. Sandy McGee (KS) 476
7. Willie Vaughn (KS) 441
8. Hughes Suffren (IAST) 433
9. Jeff Wodka (IAST) 390
10. Robb Schnitzler (NE) 382
11. Johnny Holloway (KS) 358
12. Terry Wemer* (OKST) 321
13. Derrick Shepard* (OK) 281
  Von Sheppard (NE) 281
15. Danny Gantt (IAST) 259
16. Andrew Jackson (IAST) 254
  Pat Thetford (MO) 254
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 254
19. Lynn Beck* (OKST) 245
20. Craig Lammers (MO) 214
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Bobby Riley* (OKST) 18.3
2. Herbert Johnson (MO) 16.4
3. Richard Estell (KS) 15.8
4. Willie Vaughn (KS) 15.8
5. Gerald Alphin (KSST) 15.4
6. Sandy McGee (KS) 15.4
7. Hughes Suffren (IAST) 14.0
8. Pat Thetford (MO) 12.1
9. Terry Wemer* (OKST) 11.9
10. Johnny Holloway (KS) 11.2
11. Jeff Wodka (IAST) 11.1
12. Andrew Jackson (IAST) 8.8
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 8.8
14. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 5.7
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Willie Vaughn (KS) 5
2. Richard Estell (KS) 4
  Herbert Johnson (MO) 4
  Hughes Suffren (IAST) 4
5. Derrick Shepard* (OK) 3
  Keith Jackson* (OK) 3
  Gerald Alphin (KSST) 3
  Sylvester Byrd (KS) 3
9. Lee Morris* (OK) 2
  Robb Schnitzler (NE) 2
  Tom Banderas (NE) 2
  J.R. Dillard* (OKST) 2
  Bobby Riley* (OKST) 2
  Von Sheppard (NE) 2
  Todd Elder (KSST) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 352
2. Darrell Wallace (MO) 229
3. Doug DuBose (NE) 208
4. Lydell Carr* (OK) 188
5. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 173
6. Andrew Jackson (IAST) 142
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 142
8. Anthony Weatherspoon (CO) 140
9. Mike Norseth (KS) 135
10. Mark Hatcher (CO) 125
11. Tom Rathman (NE) 121
12. Kirk Thomas (IAST) 120
13. Ray Wilson (KSST) 119
14. Todd Moody (KSST) 110
15. Marques Rodgers (IAST) 108
16. Paul Miles (NE) 103
17. Leon Perry* (OK) 100
18. Lynn Williams (KS) 99
19. Ron Brown (CO) 92
20. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 91
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 91
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 1792
2. Doug DuBose (NE) 1226
3. Darrell Wallace (MO) 1136
4. Richard Estell (KS) 1109
5. Tom Rathman (NE) 925
6. Lydell Carr* (OK) 883
7. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 862
8. Herbert Johnson (MO) 835
9. Keith Jackson* (OK) 719
10. Paul Miles (NE) 687
11. Andrew Jackson (IAST) 669
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 669
13. Bobby Riley* (OKST) 659
14. Von Sheppard (NE) 576
15. Anthony Weatherspoon (CO) 569
16. Ron Brown (CO) 545
17. Leon Perry* (OK) 542
18. Mark Hatcher (CO) 539
19. Gerald Alphin (KSST) 524
20. Lynn Williams (KS) 489
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 16
2. Mark Hatcher (CO) 10
3. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 9
4. Doug DuBose (NE) 8
  Tom Rathman (NE) 8
6. Von Sheppard (NE) 6
7. Willie Vaughn (KS) 5
  McCathorn Clayton (NE) 5
  Paul Miles (NE) 5
  Leon Perry* (OK) 5
  Arnold Fields (KS) 5
  Patrick Collins* (OK) 5
  Lydell Carr* (OK) 5
  Lynn Williams (KS) 5
  Spencer Tillman* (OK) 5
  Darrell Wallace (MO) 5
17. Richard Estell (KS) 4
  Keith Jackson* (OK) 4
  Herbert Johnson (MO) 4
  Hughes Suffren (IAST) 4
Total Plays
1. Mike Norseth (KS) 543
2. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 421
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 421
4. Ronnie Williams* (OKST) 352
5. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 330
6. Marlon Adler (MO) 263
7. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 231
8. Darrell Wallace (MO) 227
9. Doug DuBose (NE) 203
10. Warren Seitz (MO) 199
11. Randy Williams (KSST) 198
12. Lydell Carr* (OK) 188
13. Mark Hatcher (CO) 176
14. McCathorn Clayton (NE) 161
  John Welch (KSST) 161
16. Anthony Weatherspoon (CO) 140
17. Tom Rathman (NE) 118
18. Andrew Jackson (IAST) 113
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 113
20. Ray Wilson (KSST) 112
Total Yards
1. Mike Norseth (KS) 3214
2. Ronnie Williams* (OKST) 1681
3. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 1668
4. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 1571
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 1571
6. Marlon Adler (MO) 1380
7. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 1379
8. Doug DuBose (NE) 1161
9. Darrell Wallace (MO) 1120
10. Warren Seitz (MO) 896
11. McCathorn Clayton (NE) 892
12. Lydell Carr* (OK) 883
13. Tom Rathman (NE) 881
14. Mark Hatcher (CO) 864
15. Paul Miles (NE) 689
16. John Welch (KSST) 574
17. Anthony Weatherspoon (CO) 569
18. Leon Perry* (OK) 542
19. Troy Aikman* (OK) 535
20. Ron Brown (CO) 524
Total Yards Per Play
1. Mike Norseth (KS) 5.9
Total Touchdowns
1. Mike Norseth (KS) 18
2. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 17
3. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 14
4. Mark Hatcher (CO) 11
5. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 10
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 10
7. Ronnie Williams* (OKST) 9
8. Doug DuBose (NE) 8
  McCathorn Clayton (NE) 8
  Tom Rathman (NE) 8
  Marlon Adler (MO) 8
12. Spencer Tillman* (OK) 5
  Lynn Williams (KS) 5
  Lydell Carr* (OK) 5
  Patrick Collins* (OK) 5
  Arnold Fields (KS) 5
  Leon Perry* (OK) 5
  Warren Seitz (MO) 5
  Paul Miles (NE) 5
  Darrell Wallace (MO) 5