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1987 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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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)

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 41.1 8.5 18.60 0.68
Nebraska 10 2 0 .833 6 1 0 .857 37.6 13.7 19.18 5.09
Oklahoma State 10 2 0 .833 5 2 0 .714 34.1 20.2 11.50 0.67
Colorado 7 4 0 .636 4 3 0 .571 24.4 16.4 6.55 1.18
Missouri 5 6 0 .455 3 4 0 .429 20.5 19.0 4.47 2.83
Iowa State 3 8 0 .273 2 5 0 .286 17.7 37.9 -9.63 3.37
Kansas 1 9 1 .136 0 6 1 .071 12.3 36.2 -13.22 1.33
Kansas State 0 10 1 .045 0 6 1 .071 12.3 38.3 -16.16 1.47

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
Oklahoma 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 3
Nebraska 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 5 5 5 6
Oklahoma State           19 12 19 17 12 17 13 12 11 11 11

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1988-01-01 Fiesta Bowl Florida State 31 Nebraska 28 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1988-01-01 Orange Bowl Miami (FL) 20 Oklahoma 14 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1987-12-25 Sun Bowl Oklahoma State 35 West Virginia 33 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)

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. Clete Blakeman (NE) 23
  Sal Aunese (CO) 23
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
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
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. Steve Taylor (NE) 13
  Mike Gundy (OKST) 13
3. Gary Swim (KSST) 8
4. Brett Sadek (IAST) 7
  Jamelle Holieway (OK) 7
6. Clete Blakeman (NE) 3
  John Stollenwerck (MO) 3
  Kelly Donohoe (KS) 3
  Sal Aunese (CO) 3
10. Ronnie Cameron (MO) 2
  Charles Thompson (OK) 2
  Tim Hanson (KSST) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 12
2. Mike Gundy (OKST) 11
  Gary Swim (KSST) 11
4. Steve Taylor (NE) 9
5. Kevin Verdugo (KS) 7
6. Mark Hatcher (CO) 6
  Tim Hanson (KSST) 6
  Brett Sadek (IAST) 6
9. John Stollenwerck (MO) 5
  Derek DeGennaro (IAST) 5
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
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
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
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 17
2. Keith Jones (NE) 13
3. Charles Thompson (OK) 10
  Jamelle Holieway (OK) 10
5. Robert Delpino (MO) 9
  Barry Sanders (OKST) 9
7. Steve Taylor (NE) 8
  Patrick Collins (OK) 8
  Lydell Carr (OK) 8
  Anthony Stafford (OK) 8
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. Eddie Bridges (IAST) 26
  Ronnie Williams (OKST) 26
8. Willie Vaughn (KS) 25
9. Jarrod Green (OKST) 24
10. Tony Jordan (KSST) 23
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
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
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 8
2. Tom Banderas (NE) 6
3. Willie Vaughn (KS) 4
  Dennis Ross (IAST) 4
  Kent Dean (KSST) 4
  John Williams (KSST) 4
  Keith Jackson (OK) 4
8. Drew Ferrando (CO) 3
  Carl Cabbiness (OK) 3
  Rod Smith (NE) 3
  Tim Bruton (MO) 3
  Todd Millikan (NE) 3
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
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
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 17
2. Keith Jones (NE) 13
3. Barry Sanders (OKST) 10
  Charles Thompson (OK) 10
  Jamelle Holieway (OK) 10
6. Anthony Stafford (OK) 9
  Robert Delpino (MO) 9
8. Patrick Collins (OK) 8
  Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 8
  Lydell Carr (OK) 8
  Steve Taylor (NE) 8
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
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. Keith Jones (NE) 1232
  Joe Henderson (IAST) 1232
8. Gary Swim (KSST) 1188
9. Sal Aunese (CO) 1134
10. John Stollenwerck (MO) 1007
Total Touchdowns
1. Steve Taylor (NE) 21
2. Thurman Thomas (OKST) 17
  Jamelle Holieway (OK) 17
4. Mike Gundy (OKST) 15
5. Keith Jones (NE) 13
6. Charles Thompson (OK) 12
7. Brett Sadek (IAST) 9
  Barry Sanders (OKST) 9
  Robert Delpino (MO) 9
  Sal Aunese (CO) 9