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1988 Big Eight Conference Year Summary

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Record: 47-45-1, .511 W-L% (6th of 10) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 1.17 (6th of 10) ▪ SOS: 1.32 (5th of 10)

Conference Champion: Nebraska

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
Nebraska 11 2 0 .846 7 0 0 1.000 36.7 15.8 13.55 1.01
Oklahoma 9 3 0 .750 6 1 0 .857 27.7 13.3 12.93 2.76
Oklahoma State 10 2 0 .833 5 2 0 .714 48.7 28.4 14.03 -0.89
Colorado 8 4 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 26.8 16.3 7.10 0.77
Iowa State 5 6 0 .455 3 4 0 .429 17.7 23.5 -3.78 -0.41
Missouri 3 7 1 .318 2 5 0 .286 21.3 30.0 -2.22 4.05
Kansas 1 10 0 .091 1 6 0 .143 17.2 45.1 -15.45 1.64
Kansas State 0 11 0 .000 0 7 0 .000 15.5 40.7 -16.84 1.62

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/30 9/6 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 12/6 Final
Nebraska 2 2 2 11 10 9 9 7 5 5 7 7 7 6 6 6 10
Oklahoma State       20 18 13 13 10 15 12 12 14 13 12 12 12 11
Oklahoma 3 3 4 4 3 10 10 9 8 8 8 8 9 10 10 10 14
Colorado                       19          

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1989-01-02 Citrus Bowl Clemson 13 Oklahoma 6 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1989-01-02 Orange Bowl Miami (FL) 23 Nebraska 3 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1988-12-30 Holiday Bowl Oklahoma State 62 Wyoming 14 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
1988-12-29 Freedom Bowl Brigham Young 20 Colorado 17 Freedom Bowl (Anaheim, CA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Carl Straw (KSST) 191
2. Mike Gundy (OKST) 153
3. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 131
4. Bret Oberg (IAST) 99
5. Steve Taylor (NE) 72
6. Sal Aunese (CO) 44
7. Jamelle Holieway (OK) 37
8. Brad Fitzmaurice (MO) 35
9. John Stollenwerck (MO) 32
10. Paul Watson (KSST) 26
Pass Attempts
1. Carl Straw (KSST) 358
2. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 258
3. Mike Gundy (OKST) 236
4. Bret Oberg (IAST) 179
5. Steve Taylor (NE) 151
6. Sal Aunese (CO) 106
7. Brad Fitzmaurice (MO) 79
8. John Stollenwerck (MO) 75
9. Jamelle Holieway (OK) 65
10. Paul Watson (KSST) 62
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 64.8
2. Bret Oberg (IAST) 55.3
3. Carl Straw (KSST) 53.4
4. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 50.8
Passing Yards
1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 2163
2. Carl Straw (KSST) 1947
3. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 1844
4. Bret Oberg (IAST) 1360
5. Steve Taylor (NE) 1067
6. Sal Aunese (CO) 1004
7. Jamelle Holieway (OK) 686
8. Corey Welch (MO) 524
9. Paul Watson (KSST) 470
10. Brad Fitzmaurice (MO) 425
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 9.2
2. Bret Oberg (IAST) 7.6
3. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 7.1
4. Carl Straw (KSST) 5.4
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 8.5
2. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 5.6
3. Bret Oberg (IAST) 4.5
4. Carl Straw (KSST) 3.8
Passing Touchdowns
1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 19
2. Steve Taylor (NE) 11
3. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 9
  Carl Straw (KSST) 9
5. Jamelle Holieway (OK) 6
  Bret Oberg (IAST) 6
7. Paul Watson (KSST) 5
8. Marc Walters (CO) 3
  John Stollenwerck (MO) 3
  Brad Fitzmaurice (MO) 3
Passing Interceptions
1. Carl Straw (KSST) 17
2. Bret Oberg (IAST) 15
3. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 13
4. Mike Gundy (OKST) 12
5. Steve Taylor (NE) 7
6. Paul Watson (KSST) 6
7. Sal Aunese (CO) 5
  Charles Thompson (OK) 5
9. John Stollenwerck (MO) 4
  Brad Fitzmaurice (MO) 4
  Corey Welch (MO) 4
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Mike Gundy (OKST) 158.2
2. Bret Oberg (IAST) 113.4
3. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 112.2
4. Carl Straw (KSST) 97.8
Rush Attempts
1. Barry Sanders (OKST) 344
2. Joe Henderson (IAST) 242
3. Ken Clark (NE) 232
4. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 219
5. Steve Taylor (NE) 157
6. Charles Thompson (OK) 145
7. Lee Pickett (KSST) 144
8. Tommie Stowers (MO) 143
9. Leon Perry (OK) 122
10. Sal Aunese (CO) 113
Rushing Yards
1. Barry Sanders (OKST) 2628
2. Ken Clark (NE) 1497
3. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 1243
4. Joe Henderson (IAST) 1040
5. Steve Taylor (NE) 826
6. Charles Thompson (OK) 824
7. Lee Pickett (KSST) 736
8. Tommie Stowers (MO) 667
9. Leon Perry (OK) 598
10. Mike Gaddis (OK) 553
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Barry Sanders (OKST) 7.6
2. Ken Clark (NE) 6.5
3. Mike Gaddis (OK) 6.0
4. J.J. Flannigan (CO) 5.9
5. Charles Thompson (OK) 5.7
6. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 5.7
7. Michael Jones (MO) 5.4
8. Anthony Stafford (OK) 5.3
9. Steve Taylor (NE) 5.3
10. Smiley Elmore (MO) 5.1
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Barry Sanders (OKST) 37
2. Steve Taylor (NE) 13
3. Ken Clark (NE) 12
4. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 10
5. Joe Henderson (IAST) 9
  Charles Thompson (OK) 9
7. Smiley Elmore (MO) 8
  Sal Aunese (CO) 8
9. Anthony Stafford (OK) 6
  Leon Perry (OK) 6
  J.J. Flannigan (CO) 6
  Michael Jones (MO) 6
  Tyreese Knox (NE) 6
Receptions
1. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 74
2. Greg Washington (KSST) 69
3. Willie Vaughn (KS) 39
  Dennis Ross (IAST) 39
5. Alan Friedrich (KSST) 31
6. Quintin Smith (KS) 30
7. Tom Dillon (KSST) 28
8. Mike Busch (IAST) 27
9. Tim Bruton (MO) 26
  John Baker (KS) 26
Receiving Yards
1. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 1278
2. Greg Washington (KSST) 928
3. Willie Vaughn (KS) 812
4. Dennis Ross (IAST) 506
5. Jeff Campbell (CO) 466
6. Tim Bruton (MO) 447
7. Quintin Smith (KS) 426
8. Eddie Brown (IAST) 403
9. Mike Busch (IAST) 343
10. Jarrod Green (OKST) 309
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Willie Vaughn (KS) 20.8
2. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 17.3
3. Tim Bruton (MO) 17.2
4. Quintin Smith (KS) 14.2
5. Greg Washington (KSST) 13.4
6. Dennis Ross (IAST) 13.0
7. Mike Busch (IAST) 12.7
8. John Baker (KS) 11.3
9. Alan Friedrich (KSST) 9.3
10. Tom Dillon (KSST) 7.0
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 14
2. Greg Washington (KSST) 9
3. Todd Millikan (NE) 7
4. Willie Vaughn (KS) 6
5. Tim Bruton (MO) 3
  Eric Bross (OK) 3
  Dennis Ross (IAST) 3
8. Eddie Brown (IAST) 2
  Mike Pritchard (CO) 2
  David Brooks (KSST) 2
  Morgan Gregory (NE) 2
  Craig Lammers (MO) 2
  Jarrod Green (OKST) 2
  John Baker (KS) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Barry Sanders (OKST) 363
2. Joe Henderson (IAST) 251
3. Ken Clark (NE) 238
4. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 221
5. Steve Taylor (NE) 157
6. Tommie Stowers (MO) 147
7. Charles Thompson (OK) 145
  Lee Pickett (KSST) 145
9. Leon Perry (OK) 129
10. Sal Aunese (CO) 113
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Barry Sanders (OKST) 2734
2. Ken Clark (NE) 1542
3. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 1278
4. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 1263
5. Joe Henderson (IAST) 1160
6. Greg Washington (KSST) 930
7. Willie Vaughn (KS) 839
8. Steve Taylor (NE) 826
9. Charles Thompson (OK) 824
10. Lee Pickett (KSST) 749
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Barry Sanders (OKST) 37
2. Hart Lee Dykes (OKST) 14
3. Steve Taylor (NE) 13
4. Ken Clark (NE) 12
5. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 10
  Joe Henderson (IAST) 10
7. Greg Washington (KSST) 9
  Charles Thompson (OK) 9
9. Sal Aunese (CO) 8
  Smiley Elmore (MO) 8
Total Plays
1. Carl Straw (KSST) 421
2. Barry Sanders (OKST) 344
3. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 339
4. Steve Taylor (NE) 308
5. Mike Gundy (OKST) 294
6. Bret Oberg (IAST) 281
7. Joe Henderson (IAST) 242
8. Ken Clark (NE) 232
9. Sal Aunese (CO) 219
  Eric Bieniemy (CO) 219
Total Yards
1. Barry Sanders (OKST) 2628
2. Mike Gundy (OKST) 2121
3. Steve Taylor (NE) 1893
4. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 1775
5. Carl Straw (KSST) 1753
6. Ken Clark (NE) 1497
7. Bret Oberg (IAST) 1412
8. Sal Aunese (CO) 1401
9. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 1243
10. Joe Henderson (IAST) 1040
Total Touchdowns
1. Barry Sanders (OKST) 37
2. Steve Taylor (NE) 24
3. Mike Gundy (OKST) 22
4. Kelly Donohoe (KS) 12
  Ken Clark (NE) 12
6. Charles Thompson (OK) 11
7. Carl Straw (KSST) 10
  Sal Aunese (CO) 10
  Eric Bieniemy (CO) 10
10. Joe Henderson (IAST) 9
  Jamelle Holieway (OK) 9