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1986 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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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)

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 42.3 6.8 23.38 4.21
Colorado 6 6 0 .500 6 1 0 .857 20.2 16.1 6.13 4.80
Nebraska 10 2 0 .833 5 2 0 .714 37.2 13.8 18.05 2.80
Oklahoma State 6 5 0 .545 4 3 0 .571 16.5 17.4 -1.41 -1.05
Iowa State 6 5 0 .545 3 4 0 .429 23.4 22.2 0.88 -0.13
Missouri 3 8 0 .273 2 5 0 .286 17.8 28.5 -5.93 1.71
Kansas State 2 9 0 .182 1 6 0 .143 12.2 31.2 -13.12 -0.40
Kansas 3 8 0 .273 0 7 0 .000 10.2 29.7 -10.65 -0.83

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Oklahoma 1 1 1 1 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 3
Nebraska 8 6 6 4 3 3 3 3 9 7 6 5 6 6 5

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1987-01-01 Orange Bowl Oklahoma 42 Arkansas 8 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1987-01-01 Sugar Bowl Nebraska 30 Louisiana State 15 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1986-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Baylor 21 Colorado 9 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)

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

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

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

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. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 6
  Steve Taylor (NE) 6
7. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 4
  Randy Williams (KSST) 4
  Clete Blakeman (NE) 4
  Jeff Henningsen (MO) 4

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. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 7
  Steve Taylor (NE) 7
  Mark Hatcher (CO) 7
9. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 6
  Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 6
  Jeff Henningsen (MO) 6

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

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

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

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Keith Jones (NE) 14
2. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 10
3. Steve Taylor (NE) 9
4. Patrick Collins* (OK) 8
5. Eric Mitchel* (OK) 7
  Earl Johnson* (OK) 7
7. O.C. Oliver (CO) 6
  Tony Jordan (KSST) 6
9. Lydell Carr* (OK) 5
  Ronnie Cameron (MO) 5

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

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

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. Victor Moore (MO) 3
  Herbert Johnson (MO) 3
  Eddie Brown (IAST) 3
  Joe Henderson (IAST) 3
9. Arnold Snell (KS) 2
  Lance Carl (CO) 2
  Brent Peterson (MO) 2
  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

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

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

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Keith Jones (NE) 14
2. Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 10
3. Steve Taylor (NE) 9
4. Patrick Collins* (OK) 8
  Keith Jackson* (OK) 8
  O.C. Oliver (CO) 8
7. Eric Mitchel* (OK) 7
  Tony Jordan (KSST) 7
  Joe Henderson (IAST) 7
  Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 7
  Earl Johnson* (OK) 7

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

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

Total Touchdowns

1. Alex Espinoza (IAST) 17
  Alex Espinoza (IAST) 17
3. Steve Taylor (NE) 15
4. Keith Jones (NE) 14
  Jamelle Holieway* (OK) 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