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1985 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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Record: 48-45-0, .516 W-L% (3rd 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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Oklahoma 11 1 0 .917 7 0 0 1.000 30.9 8.6 20.95 5.03
Nebraska 9 3 0 .750 6 1 0 .857 35.1 13.6 15.23 3.73
Oklahoma State 8 4 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 21.3 15.7 6.54 1.46
Colorado 7 5 0 .583 4 3 0 .571 19.0 14.5 7.10 3.85
Iowa State 5 6 0 .455 3 4 0 .429 14.1 28.9 -5.37 1.45
Kansas 6 6 0 .500 2 5 0 .286 24.5 23.4 3.14 0.06
Kansas State 1 10 0 .091 1 6 0 .143 9.2 26.8 -14.84 -0.93
Missouri 1 10 0 .091 1 6 0 .143 18.7 31.1 -8.26 2.38

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 12/10 Final
Oklahoma 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 10 9 7 7 5 3 4 3 1
Nebraska 9 10 18 18 16 13 9 7 5 5 3 2 2 8 7 7 11
Oklahoma State 16 16 8 8 7 6 5 12 12 12 10 10 7 17 19 19  

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1986-01-01 Fiesta Bowl Michigan 27 Nebraska 23 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1986-01-01 Orange Bowl Oklahoma 25 Penn State 10 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1985-12-30 Freedom Bowl Washington 20 Colorado 17 Freedom Bowl (Anaheim, CA)
1985-12-30 Gator Bowl Florida State 34 Oklahoma State 23 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Mike Norseth (Kansas) 55.6
2. Marlon Adler (Missouri) 48.6
3. Ronnie Williams* (Oklahoma State) 48.5
4. Alex Espinoza (Iowa State) 48.2
  Alex Espinoza (Iowa State) 48.2

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Norseth (Kansas) 7.3
2. Marlon Adler (Missouri) 6.9
3. Ronnie Williams* (Oklahoma State) 6.0
4. Alex Espinoza (Iowa State) 5.2
  Alex Espinoza (Iowa State) 5.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Norseth (Kansas) 6.9
2. Ronnie Williams* (Oklahoma State) 4.6
3. Marlon Adler (Missouri) 4.4
4. Alex Espinoza (Iowa State) 3.9
  Alex Espinoza (Iowa State) 3.9

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Mike Norseth (Kansas) 124.0
2. Marlon Adler (Missouri) 104.8
3. Ronnie Williams* (Oklahoma State) 99.3
4. Alex Espinoza (Iowa State) 91.7
  Alex Espinoza (Iowa State) 91.7

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Tom Rathman (Nebraska) 7.5
2. Paul Miles (Nebraska) 6.8
3. Ron Brown (Colorado) 5.8
4. Doug DuBose (Nebraska) 5.7
5. Leon Perry* (Oklahoma) 5.4
6. Thurman Thomas* (Oklahoma State) 5.0
7. Jamelle Holieway* (Oklahoma) 5.0
8. Darrell Wallace (Missouri) 5.0
9. Lydell Carr* (Oklahoma) 4.7
10. John Kendrick (Kansas State) 4.4

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Bobby Riley* (Oklahoma State) 18.3
2. Herbert Johnson (Missouri) 16.4
3. Richard Estell (Kansas) 15.8
4. Willie Vaughn (Kansas) 15.8
5. Gerald Alphin (Kansas State) 15.4
6. Sandy McGee (Kansas) 15.4
7. Hughes Suffren (Iowa State) 14.0
8. Pat Thetford (Missouri) 12.1
9. Terry Wemer* (Oklahoma State) 11.9
10. Johnny Holloway (Kansas) 11.2

Total Yards Per Play

1. Mike Norseth (Kansas) 5.9

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Chris Spachman (Nebraska) 2
  Harry Roberts* (Oklahoma State) 2