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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 Completion Percentage

1. Mike Gundy (Oklahoma State) 59.2
2. Brett Sadek (Iowa State) 51.1
3. Gary Swim (Kansas State) 48.9

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Gundy (Oklahoma State) 7.3
2. Brett Sadek (Iowa State) 6.3
3. Gary Swim (Kansas State) 5.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Gundy (Oklahoma State) 6.5
2. Brett Sadek (Iowa State) 5.7
3. Gary Swim (Kansas State) 4.1

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Mike Gundy (Oklahoma State) 128.2
2. Brett Sadek (Iowa State) 108.9
3. Gary Swim (Kansas State) 97.4

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Willie Vaughn (Kansas) 26.9
2. Hart Lee Dykes (Oklahoma State) 16.0
3. Rod Smith (Nebraska) 15.7
4. Tom Schulting (Iowa State) 14.3
5. Dennis Ross (Iowa State) 12.7
6. Kent Dean (Kansas State) 12.7
7. Eddie Bridges (Iowa State) 12.5
8. Mike Busch (Iowa State) 12.0
9. Ronnie Williams (Oklahoma State) 11.7
10. John Baker (Kansas) 11.1

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State) 2

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State) 2

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Rod Smith (Oklahoma State) 3
  Erik McMillan (Missouri) 3