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1986 Big Eight Conference Leaders

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Record: 47-44-0, .516 W-L% (5th of 10) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 2.16 (4th of 10) ▪ SOS: 1.39 (4th of 10)

Conference Champion: Oklahoma

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 153
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 153
3. Mike Orth (KS) 144
4. Mike Gundy (OKST) 117
5. Randy Williams (KSST) 88
6. Steve Taylor (NE) 52
7. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 49
8. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 48
9. Ronnie Williams (OKST) 44
10. Jeff Henningsen (MO) 40
11. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 32
12. Mark Hatcher (CO) 28
13. Clete Blakeman (NE) 19
14. Tim Hanson (KSST) 18
15. Brett Sadek (IAST) 12
16. Marc Walters (CO) 7
17. Eric Mitchel* (OK) 6
18. Alan Strait (CO) 4
  Glenn Sullivan* (OK) 4
20. McCathorn Clayton (NE) 2
  Rodderick Gaines (OKST) 2
  John Welch (KSST) 2
Pass Attempts
1. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 299
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 299
3. Mike Orth (KS) 290
4. Mike Gundy (OKST) 225
5. Randy Williams (KSST) 197
6. Steve Taylor (NE) 124
7. Ronnie Williams (OKST) 113
8. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 111
9. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 87
10. Jeff Henningsen (MO) 82
11. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 66
  Mark Hatcher (CO) 66
13. Tim Hanson (KSST) 43
14. Clete Blakeman (NE) 37
15. Brett Sadek (IAST) 22
16. Eric Mitchel* (OK) 21
17. Marc Walters (CO) 13
18. Glenn Sullivan* (OK) 12
19. John Welch (KSST) 8
20. McCathorn Clayton (NE) 6
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 52.0
2. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 51.2
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 51.2
4. Mike Orth (KS) 49.7
5. Randy Williams (KSST) 44.7
Passing Yards
1. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 2023
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 2023
3. Mike Orth (KS) 1548
4. Mike Gundy (OKST) 1525
5. Randy Williams (KSST) 1069
6. Steve Taylor (NE) 808
7. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 654
8. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 588
9. Jeff Henningsen (MO) 506
10. Mark Hatcher (CO) 493
11. Ronnie Williams (OKST) 484
12. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 432
13. Tim Hanson (KSST) 268
14. Clete Blakeman (NE) 242
15. Brett Sadek (IAST) 179
  Eric Mitchel* (OK) 179
17. Marc Walters (CO) 167
18. Glenn Sullivan* (OK) 76
19. O.C. Oliver (CO) 52
20. Alan Strait (CO) 46
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 6.8
2. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 6.8
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 6.8
4. Randy Williams (KSST) 5.4
5. Mike Orth (KS) 5.3
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 6.5
2. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 6.3
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 6.3
4. Mike Orth (KS) 4.0
5. Randy Williams (KSST) 2.9
Passing Touchdowns
1. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 15
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 15
3. Mike Gundy (OKST) 8
4. Mike Orth (KS) 7
5. Steve Taylor (NE) 6
  Ronnie Cameron (MO) 6
7. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 4
  Randy Williams (KSST) 4
  Clete Blakeman (NE) 4
  Jeff Henningsen (MO) 4
11. Eric Mitchel* (OK) 3
  Brett Sadek (IAST) 3
  Ronnie Williams (OKST) 3
14. Mark Hatcher (CO) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Randy Williams (KSST) 13
2. Mike Orth (KS) 12
3. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 10
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 10
5. Ronnie Williams (OKST) 9
6. Steve Taylor (NE) 7
  Mark Hatcher (CO) 7
  Kelly Donohoe (KS) 7
9. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 6
  Ronnie Cameron (MO) 6
  Jeff Henningsen (MO) 6
12. Mike Gundy (OKST) 5
  Tim Hanson (KSST) 5
14. Clete Blakeman (NE) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 117.9
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 117.9
3. Mike Gundy (OKST) 116.2
4. Mike Orth (KS) 94.2
5. Randy Williams (KSST) 83.8
Rush Attempts
1. Darrell Wallace (MO) 211
2. Tony Jordan (KSST) 202
3. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 173
4. Arnold Snell (KS) 164
5. Keith Jones (NE) 161
6. Mark Hatcher (CO) 155
7. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 146
8. Andrew Jackson (IAST) 143
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 143
10. O.C. Oliver (CO) 136
11. Steve Taylor (NE) 130
12. Joe Henderson (IAST) 122
13. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 120
14. Anthony Weatherspoon (CO) 116
15. Lydell Carr* (OK) 106
16. Todd Moody (KSST) 92
17. Spencer Tillman* (OK) 87
18. Mitch Nash (OKST) 82
19. Earl Johnson* (OK) 81
20. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 78
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 78
Rushing Yards
1. Darrell Wallace (MO) 872
2. Keith Jones (NE) 830
3. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 807
4. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 741
5. Tony Jordan (KSST) 738
6. Arnold Snell (KS) 672
7. O.C. Oliver (CO) 668
8. Spencer Tillman* (OK) 628
9. Lydell Carr* (OK) 625
10. Anthony Weatherspoon (CO) 581
11. Earl Johnson* (OK) 564
12. Mark Hatcher (CO) 552
13. Steve Taylor (NE) 537
14. Eric Mitchel* (OK) 456
15. Andrew Jackson (IAST) 455
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 455
17. Joe Henderson (IAST) 436
18. Tyreese Knox (NE) 419
19. Anthony Stafford* (OK) 389
20. Ken Kaelin (NE) 380
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Spencer Tillman* (OK) 7.2
2. Earl Johnson* (OK) 7.0
3. Tyreese Knox (NE) 6.0
4. Lydell Carr* (OK) 5.9
5. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 5.5
6. Keith Jones (NE) 5.2
7. Anthony Weatherspoon (CO) 5.0
8. O.C. Oliver (CO) 4.9
9. Barry Sanders (OKST) 4.4
10. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 4.3
11. Darrell Wallace (MO) 4.1
12. Steve Taylor (NE) 4.1
13. Arnold Snell (KS) 4.1
14. Tony Jordan (KSST) 3.7
15. Joe Henderson (IAST) 3.6
16. Mark Hatcher (CO) 3.6
17. Mitch Nash (OKST) 3.5
18. Ray Wilson (KSST) 3.3
19. Todd Moody (KSST) 3.2
20. Andrew Jackson (IAST) 3.2
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 3.2
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Keith Jones (NE) 14
2. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 10
3. Steve Taylor (NE) 9
4. Patrick Collins* (OK) 8
5. Earl Johnson* (OK) 7
  Eric Mitchel* (OK) 7
7. Tony Jordan (KSST) 6
  O.C. Oliver (CO) 6
9. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 5
  Lydell Carr* (OK) 5
11. Clete Blakeman (NE) 4
  Anthony Weatherspoon (CO) 4
  Thurman Thomas (OKST) 4
  Spencer Tillman* (OK) 4
  Darrell Wallace (MO) 4
  Anthony Stafford* (OK) 4
  Mark Hatcher (CO) 4
  Joe Henderson (IAST) 4
19. Mike Marquez (CO) 3
  Arnold Snell (KS) 3
  Rotnei Anderson* (OK) 3
  Keith Jackson* (OK) 3
  Sam Smith (CO) 3
Receptions
1. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 60
2. Willie Vaughn (KS) 41
3. Ronnie Caldwell (KS) 39
4. Robbie Minor (IAST) 35
5. Arnold Snell (KS) 34
6. Dan Hughes (KSST) 28
7. Tony Harvey (KS) 25
8. Dennis Ross (IAST) 23
9. Andrew Jackson (IAST) 21
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 21
11. Joe Henderson (IAST) 18
  J.R. Dillard (OKST) 18
  Thurman Thomas (OKST) 18
  Peda Samuel (KS) 18
15. Kevin Simien (OKST) 17
  Herbert Johnson (MO) 17
  Bobby Riley (OKST) 17
18. Todd Elder (KSST) 16
  Brien Keith (OKST) 16
  Tom Schulting (IAST) 16
  Robert Delpino (MO) 16
Receiving Yards
1. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 814
2. Robbie Minor (IAST) 592
3. Ronnie Caldwell (KS) 423
4. Keith Jackson* (OK) 414
5. Dan Hughes (KSST) 413
6. Tony Harvey (KS) 378
7. Willie Vaughn (KS) 341
8. Bobby Riley (OKST) 339
9. Eddie Bridges (IAST) 330
10. Dennis Ross (IAST) 312
11. Robert Delpino (MO) 299
12. Victor Moore (MO) 290
13. Todd Elder (KSST) 250
  Arnold Snell (KS) 250
15. Tom Schulting (IAST) 234
  Derrick Shepard* (OK) 234
17. Peda Samuel (KS) 232
18. Todd Millikan (NE) 230
19. Kevin Simien (OKST) 218
20. Dana Brinson (NE) 208
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Robbie Minor (IAST) 16.9
2. Tony Harvey (KS) 15.1
3. Dan Hughes (KSST) 14.8
4. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 13.6
5. Dennis Ross (IAST) 13.6
6. Ronnie Caldwell (KS) 10.8
7. Willie Vaughn (KS) 8.3
8. Arnold Snell (KS) 7.4
9. Andrew Jackson (IAST) 4.6
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 4.6
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 7
2. Keith Jackson* (OK) 5
3. Robbie Minor (IAST) 4
  Todd Millikan (NE) 4
5. Herbert Johnson (MO) 3
  Eddie Brown (IAST) 3
  Joe Henderson (IAST) 3
  Victor Moore (MO) 3
9. Willie Vaughn (KS) 2
  Ronnie Caldwell (KS) 2
  Eddie Bridges (IAST) 2
  Tom Banderas (NE) 2
  Dan Hughes (KSST) 2
  Tom Schulting (IAST) 2
  O.C. Oliver (CO) 2
  Brent Peterson (MO) 2
  Arnold Snell (KS) 2
  Lance Carl (CO) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Darrell Wallace (MO) 222
2. Tony Jordan (KSST) 217
3. Arnold Snell (KS) 198
4. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 191
5. Andrew Jackson (IAST) 164
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 164
7. Keith Jones (NE) 163
8. Mark Hatcher (CO) 155
9. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 146
10. O.C. Oliver (CO) 140
  Joe Henderson (IAST) 140
12. Steve Taylor (NE) 130
13. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 120
14. Anthony Weatherspoon (CO) 117
15. Lydell Carr* (OK) 106
16. Todd Moody (KSST) 101
17. Mitch Nash (OKST) 88
18. Spencer Tillman* (OK) 87
19. Ray Wilson (KSST) 82
20. Earl Johnson* (OK) 81
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Tony Jordan (KSST) 934
2. Arnold Snell (KS) 922
3. Darrell Wallace (MO) 919
4. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 891
5. Keith Jones (NE) 848
6. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 816
7. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 807
8. O.C. Oliver (CO) 729
9. Spencer Tillman* (OK) 628
10. Lydell Carr* (OK) 625
11. Joe Henderson (IAST) 611
12. Robbie Minor (IAST) 592
13. Anthony Weatherspoon (CO) 589
14. Earl Johnson* (OK) 564
15. Mark Hatcher (CO) 552
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 552
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 552
18. Steve Taylor (NE) 537
19. Keith Jackson* (OK) 521
20. Dana Brinson (NE) 494
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Keith Jones (NE) 14
2. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 10
3. Steve Taylor (NE) 9
4. Keith Jackson* (OK) 8
  O.C. Oliver (CO) 8
  Patrick Collins* (OK) 8
7. Eric Mitchel* (OK) 7
  Tony Jordan (KSST) 7
  Joe Henderson (IAST) 7
  Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 7
  Earl Johnson* (OK) 7
12. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 5
  Lydell Carr* (OK) 5
  Arnold Snell (KS) 5
  Thurman Thomas (OKST) 5
  Darrell Wallace (MO) 5
17. Anthony Stafford* (OK) 4
  Mark Hatcher (CO) 4
  Anthony Weatherspoon (CO) 4
  Clete Blakeman (NE) 4
  Todd Millikan (NE) 4
  Robbie Minor (IAST) 4
  Spencer Tillman* (OK) 4
Total Plays
1. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 377
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 377
3. Mike Orth (KS) 344
4. Mike Gundy (OKST) 282
5. Randy Williams (KSST) 261
6. Steve Taylor (NE) 254
7. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 231
8. Mark Hatcher (CO) 221
9. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 212
10. Darrell Wallace (MO) 211
11. Tony Jordan (KSST) 202
12. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 173
13. Arnold Snell (KS) 165
14. Keith Jones (NE) 161
15. Andrew Jackson (IAST) 143
  Andrew Jackson (IAST) 143
17. O.C. Oliver (CO) 138
18. Ronnie Williams (OKST) 134
19. Jeff Henningsen (MO) 131
20. Joe Henderson (IAST) 122
Total Yards
1. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 2019
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 2019
3. Mike Orth (KS) 1491
4. Mike Gundy (OKST) 1423
5. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 1395
6. Steve Taylor (NE) 1345
7. Mark Hatcher (CO) 1045
8. Randy Williams (KSST) 1041
9. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 1019
10. Darrell Wallace (MO) 872
11. Keith Jones (NE) 830
12. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 741
13. Tony Jordan (KSST) 738
14. O.C. Oliver (CO) 720
15. Arnold Snell (KS) 672
16. Eric Mitchel* (OK) 635
17. Spencer Tillman* (OK) 628
18. Lydell Carr* (OK) 625
19. Jeff Henningsen (MO) 582
20. Anthony Weatherspoon (CO) 581
Total Touchdowns
1. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 17
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 17
3. Steve Taylor (NE) 15
4. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 14
  Keith Jones (NE) 14
6. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 11
7. Eric Mitchel* (OK) 10
8. Mike Gundy (OKST) 9
9. Clete Blakeman (NE) 8
  Patrick Collins* (OK) 8
11. Mike Orth (KS) 7
  O.C. Oliver (CO) 7
  Earl Johnson* (OK) 7
14. Tony Jordan (KSST) 6
  Mark Hatcher (CO) 6
16. Randy Williams (KSST) 5
  Lydell Carr* (OK) 5
18. Darrell Wallace (MO) 4
  Anthony Stafford* (OK) 4
  Ronnie Williams (OKST) 4
  Joe Henderson (IAST) 4
  Thurman Thomas (OKST) 4
  Anthony Weatherspoon (CO) 4
  Jeff Henningsen (MO) 4
  Brett Sadek (IAST) 4
  Spencer Tillman* (OK) 4