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1987 Big Eight Conference Leaders

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Record: 47-42-2, .527 W-L% (3rd of 10) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 2.66 (4th of 10) ▪ SOS: 2.08 (5th of 10)

Conference Champion: Oklahoma

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 170
2. Brett Sadek (IAST) 117
3. Gary Swim (KSST) 115
4. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 72
5. John Stollenwerck (MO) 60
6. Steve Taylor (NE) 57
7. Kevin Verdugo (KS) 52
8. Derek DeGennaro (IAST) 37
9. Tim Hanson (KSST) 25
10. Sal Aunese (CO) 23
  Clete Blakeman (NE) 23
12. Mark Hatcher (CO) 22
13. Jamelle Holieway (OK) 21
14. Charles Thompson (OK) 13
  Mike Orth (KS) 13
16. Chris Smith (OKST) 9
17. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 6
18. Rick Wheeler (CO) 5
19. Carl Straw (KSST) 3

Pass Attempts

1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 287
2. Gary Swim (KSST) 235
3. Brett Sadek (IAST) 229
4. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 148
5. John Stollenwerck (MO) 137
6. Steve Taylor (NE) 123
7. Kevin Verdugo (KS) 112
8. Derek DeGennaro (IAST) 73
9. Jamelle Holieway (OK) 62
10. Tim Hanson (KSST) 57
11. Mark Hatcher (CO) 52
12. Sal Aunese (CO) 51
13. Mike Orth (KS) 49
14. Clete Blakeman (NE) 37
  Charles Thompson (OK) 37
16. Chris Smith (OKST) 20
17. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 18
18. Rick Wheeler (CO) 14
19. Carl Straw (KSST) 6
20. Jeff Henningsen (MO) 5

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 59.2
2. Brett Sadek (IAST) 51.1
3. Gary Swim (KSST) 48.9

Passing Yards

1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 2106
2. Brett Sadek (IAST) 1443
3. Gary Swim (KSST) 1304
4. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 981
5. Steve Taylor (NE) 902
6. John Stollenwerck (MO) 831
7. Kevin Verdugo (KS) 569
8. Jamelle Holieway (OK) 548
9. Sal Aunese (CO) 522
10. Derek DeGennaro (IAST) 450
11. Clete Blakeman (NE) 361
12. Mark Hatcher (CO) 330
13. Tim Hanson (KSST) 246
14. Charles Thompson (OK) 232
15. Mike Orth (KS) 214
16. Chris Smith (OKST) 130
17. Rick Wheeler (CO) 71
18. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 60
19. Lance Carl (CO) 34
20. Carl Straw (KSST) 25

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 7.3
2. Brett Sadek (IAST) 6.3
3. Gary Swim (KSST) 5.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 6.5
2. Brett Sadek (IAST) 5.7
3. Gary Swim (KSST) 4.1

Passing Touchdowns

1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 13
  Steve Taylor (NE) 13
3. Gary Swim (KSST) 8
4. Brett Sadek (IAST) 7
  Jamelle Holieway (OK) 7
6. Sal Aunese (CO) 3
  Clete Blakeman (NE) 3
  John Stollenwerck (MO) 3
  Kelly Donohoe (KS) 3
10. Tim Hanson (KSST) 2
  Charles Thompson (OK) 2
  Ronnie Cameron (MO) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 12
2. Gary Swim (KSST) 11
  Mike Gundy (OKST) 11
4. Steve Taylor (NE) 9
5. Kevin Verdugo (KS) 7
6. Tim Hanson (KSST) 6
  Brett Sadek (IAST) 6
  Mark Hatcher (CO) 6
9. Derek DeGennaro (IAST) 5
  John Stollenwerck (MO) 5
11. Jamelle Holieway (OK) 4
  Mike Orth (KS) 4
13. Clete Blakeman (NE) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 128.2
2. Brett Sadek (IAST) 108.9
3. Gary Swim (KSST) 97.4

Rush Attempts

1. Joe Henderson (IAST) 262
2. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 251
3. Arnold Snell (KS) 184
4. Keith Jones (NE) 170
5. Tony Jordan (KSST) 169
6. Tommie Stowers (MO) 151
7. Jamelle Holieway (OK) 142
8. Steve Taylor (NE) 130
9. Darrell Wallace (MO) 126
10. Sal Aunese (CO) 122
11. Robert Delpino (MO) 115
12. Lydell Carr (OK) 105
  Charles Thompson (OK) 105
  Barry Sanders (OKST) 105
15. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 104
16. Rick Lewis (KSST) 98
17. Erich Kissick (CO) 97
18. Rotnei Anderson (OK) 93
19. Brett Sadek (IAST) 84
  Anthony Stafford (OK) 84

Rushing Yards

1. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 1613
2. Keith Jones (NE) 1232
  Joe Henderson (IAST) 1232
4. Jamelle Holieway (OK) 860
5. Robert Delpino (MO) 750
6. Charles Thompson (OK) 731
7. Tommie Stowers (MO) 707
8. Tony Jordan (KSST) 692
9. Arnold Snell (KS) 691
10. Lydell Carr (OK) 676
11. Steve Taylor (NE) 659
12. Patrick Collins (OK) 626
13. Sal Aunese (CO) 612
14. Barry Sanders (OKST) 603
15. Rotnei Anderson (OK) 586
16. Erich Kissick (CO) 584
17. Anthony Stafford (OK) 583
18. Darrell Wallace (MO) 552
19. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 508
20. Tyreese Knox (NE) 428

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Patrick Collins (OK) 7.6
2. Keith Jones (NE) 7.2
3. Charles Thompson (OK) 7.0
4. Anthony Stafford (OK) 6.9
5. Robert Delpino (MO) 6.5
6. Lydell Carr (OK) 6.4
7. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 6.4
8. Rotnei Anderson (OK) 6.3
9. Jamelle Holieway (OK) 6.1
10. Erich Kissick (CO) 6.0
11. Barry Sanders (OKST) 5.7
12. J.J. Flannigan (CO) 5.1
13. Steve Taylor (NE) 5.1
14. Sal Aunese (CO) 5.0
15. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 4.9
16. Michael Simmons (CO) 4.8
17. Joe Henderson (IAST) 4.7
18. Tommie Stowers (MO) 4.7
19. Darrell Wallace (MO) 4.4
20. Mark Hatcher (CO) 4.2

Receptions

1. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 61
2. Dennis Ross (IAST) 53
3. Kent Dean (KSST) 38
4. Tom Schulting (IAST) 31
5. John Baker (KS) 27
6. Ronnie Williams (OKST) 26
  Eddie Bridges (IAST) 26
8. Willie Vaughn (KS) 25
9. Jarrod Green (OKST) 24
10. Tony Jordan (KSST) 23
11. Mike Busch (IAST) 21
  Rod Smith (NE) 21
13. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 19
14. Mike Rogers (KS) 17
  Quintin Smith (KS) 17
16. Craig Lammers (MO) 16
  Dan Hughes (KSST) 16
  John Williams (KSST) 16
19. Brien Keith (OKST) 15
  Lance Carl (CO) 15

Receiving Yards

1. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 978
2. Dennis Ross (IAST) 673
3. Willie Vaughn (KS) 672
4. Kent Dean (KSST) 481
5. Tom Schulting (IAST) 443
6. Keith Jackson (OK) 358
7. Rod Smith (NE) 329
8. Eddie Bridges (IAST) 324
9. Ronnie Williams (OKST) 304
10. John Baker (KS) 300
11. Todd Millikan (NE) 287
12. John Williams (KSST) 279
13. Lance Carl (CO) 270
14. Jarrod Green (OKST) 259
15. Mike Busch (IAST) 253
  Craig Lammers (MO) 253
17. Drew Ferrando (CO) 242
18. Carl Cabbiness (OK) 235
19. Quintin Smith (KS) 223
20. Dan Hughes (KSST) 204

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Willie Vaughn (KS) 26.9
2. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 16.0
3. Rod Smith (NE) 15.7
4. Tom Schulting (IAST) 14.3
5. Dennis Ross (IAST) 12.7
6. Kent Dean (KSST) 12.7
7. Eddie Bridges (IAST) 12.5
8. Mike Busch (IAST) 12.0
9. Ronnie Williams (OKST) 11.7
10. John Baker (KS) 11.1
11. Jarrod Green (OKST) 10.8
12. Tony Jordan (KSST) 5.9

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 8
2. Tom Banderas (NE) 6
3. John Williams (KSST) 4
  Willie Vaughn (KS) 4
  Kent Dean (KSST) 4
  Dennis Ross (IAST) 4
  Keith Jackson (OK) 4
8. Rod Smith (NE) 3
  Carl Cabbiness (OK) 3
  Tim Bruton (MO) 3
  Todd Millikan (NE) 3
  Drew Ferrando (CO) 3
13. Eddie Bridges (IAST) 2
  Ronnie Williams (OKST) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Joe Henderson (IAST) 276
2. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 270
3. Arnold Snell (KS) 195
4. Tony Jordan (KSST) 192
5. Keith Jones (NE) 171
6. Tommie Stowers (MO) 156
7. Jamelle Holieway (OK) 142
8. Darrell Wallace (MO) 137
9. Steve Taylor (NE) 130
10. Robert Delpino (MO) 123
11. Sal Aunese (CO) 122
12. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 114
13. Rick Lewis (KSST) 112
14. Barry Sanders (OKST) 109
15. Lydell Carr (OK) 105
  Charles Thompson (OK) 105
17. Erich Kissick (CO) 97
18. Rotnei Anderson (OK) 93
19. Anthony Stafford (OK) 87
20. Brett Sadek (IAST) 84

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 1797
2. Joe Henderson (IAST) 1305
3. Keith Jones (NE) 1235
4. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 978
5. Jamelle Holieway (OK) 860
6. Robert Delpino (MO) 837
7. Tony Jordan (KSST) 828
8. Tommie Stowers (MO) 787
9. Charles Thompson (OK) 731
10. Arnold Snell (KS) 701
11. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 694
12. Willie Vaughn (KS) 688
13. Darrell Wallace (MO) 685
14. Dennis Ross (IAST) 682
15. Lydell Carr (OK) 676
16. Barry Sanders (OKST) 661
17. Steve Taylor (NE) 659
18. Patrick Collins (OK) 654
19. Anthony Stafford (OK) 649
20. Sal Aunese (CO) 612

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 17
2. Keith Jones (NE) 13
3. Jamelle Holieway (OK) 10
  Barry Sanders (OKST) 10
  Charles Thompson (OK) 10
6. Robert Delpino (MO) 9
  Anthony Stafford (OK) 9
8. Steve Taylor (NE) 8
  Patrick Collins (OK) 8
  Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 8
  Lydell Carr (OK) 8
12. Sal Aunese (CO) 6
  Tom Banderas (NE) 6
  Eric Bieniemy (CO) 6
  Ken Clark (NE) 6
16. Joe Henderson (IAST) 5
  Darrell Wallace (MO) 5
18. Willie Vaughn (KS) 4
  Michael Simmons (CO) 4
  Keith Jackson (OK) 4
  John Williams (KSST) 4
  Micah Heibel (NE) 4
  Dennis Ross (IAST) 4
  Kent Dean (KSST) 4

Total Plays

1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 344
2. Brett Sadek (IAST) 313
3. Gary Swim (KSST) 264
4. Joe Henderson (IAST) 262
5. Steve Taylor (NE) 253
6. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 251
7. John Stollenwerck (MO) 214
8. Jamelle Holieway (OK) 204
9. Arnold Snell (KS) 187
10. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 183
11. Sal Aunese (CO) 173
12. Keith Jones (NE) 170
13. Tony Jordan (KSST) 169
14. Kevin Verdugo (KS) 151
  Tommie Stowers (MO) 151
16. Charles Thompson (OK) 142
17. Mark Hatcher (CO) 133
18. Darrell Wallace (MO) 126
19. Robert Delpino (MO) 115
20. Derek DeGennaro (IAST) 108

Total Yards

1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 2039
2. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 1613
3. Steve Taylor (NE) 1561
4. Brett Sadek (IAST) 1464
5. Jamelle Holieway (OK) 1408
6. Joe Henderson (IAST) 1232
  Keith Jones (NE) 1232
8. Gary Swim (KSST) 1188
9. Sal Aunese (CO) 1134
10. John Stollenwerck (MO) 1007
11. Charles Thompson (OK) 963
12. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 947
13. Robert Delpino (MO) 750
14. Tommie Stowers (MO) 707
15. Arnold Snell (KS) 700
16. Tony Jordan (KSST) 692
17. Lydell Carr (OK) 676
18. Mark Hatcher (CO) 669
19. Patrick Collins (OK) 626
20. Barry Sanders (OKST) 603