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1985 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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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)

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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Thurman Thomas* (OKST) 15
2. Mark Hatcher (CO) 10
3. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 9
4. Doug DuBose (NE) 8
  Tom Rathman (NE) 8
6. McCathorn Clayton (NE) 5
  Paul Miles (NE) 5
  Leon Perry* (OK) 5
  Patrick Collins* (OK) 5
  Arnold Fields (KS) 5
  Lydell Carr* (OK) 5
  Lynn Williams (KS) 5
  Spencer Tillman* (OK) 5
  Darrell Wallace (MO) 5
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. Sandy McGee (KS) 31
  Hughes Suffren (IAST) 31
9. Andrew Jackson (IAST) 29
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 29
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
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
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
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
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
  Darrell Wallace (MO) 5
  Spencer Tillman* (OK) 5
  Lynn Williams (KS) 5
  Lydell Carr* (OK) 5
  Patrick Collins* (OK) 5
  Arnold Fields (KS) 5
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
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
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