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Big Eight Conference Rushing Stats

Known as: Big Eight Conference, Big Seven Conference, Big Six Conference, Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Record*: 89 Years, 3265-2796-293, .537 W-L%
*W-L-T adjusted to 3268-2795-291 by NCAA.

Bowls: 128 Bowls, 63-64-1, .496 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 94 (Preseason), 117 (Final), 1630 (Total)

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Since 1956

Sorted by Yds/Att (min 300 Att)
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player From To Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Greg Pruitt 1970 1972 393 2939 7.5 36 30 450 15.0 3 423 3389 8.0 39
2 Mike Rozier 1981 1983 668 4780 7.2 49 20 216 10.8 2 688 4996 7.3 51
3 Billy Sims 1975 1979 544 3820 7.0 48 2 77 38.5 0 546 3897 7.1 48
4 Jarvis Redwine* 1979 1980 321 2219 6.9 18 14 102 7.3 1 335 2321 6.9 19
5 Barry Sanders 1986 1988 523 3556 6.8 48 23 164 7.1 1 546 3720 6.8 49
6 Calvin Jones 1991 1993 461 3153 6.8 40 24 304 12.7 2 485 3457 7.1 42
7 Laverne Smith* 1973 1976 488 3192 6.5 23 21 217 10.3 2 509 3409 6.7 25
8 Gale Sayers 1962 1964 412 2675 6.5 18 35 398 11.4 1 447 3073 6.9 19
9 J.J. Flannigan 1987 1989 328 2096 6.4 27 6 64 10.7 0 334 2160 6.5 27
10 Rashaan Salaam 1992 1994 486 3057 6.3 33 38 412 10.8 0 524 3469 6.6 33
11 Keith Jones 1984 1987 398 2488 6.3 32 3 21 7.0 0 401 2509 6.3 32
12 Kenny King 1975 1978 367 2318 6.3 10 1 -9 -9.0 0 368 2309 6.3 10
13 Jeff Smith 1980 1984 315 1992 6.3 19 12 227 18.9 2 327 2219 6.8 21
14 Lawrence Phillips 1993 1995 449 2777 6.2 30 28 192 6.9 0 477 2969 6.2 30
15 Mike Gaddis 1988 1991 423 2622 6.2 27 8 144 18.0 0 431 2766 6.4 27
16 Elvis Peacock 1974 1977 337 2073 6.2 21 5 132 26.4 2 342 2205 6.4 23
17 Joe Washington 1972 1975 656 3995 6.1 30 13 253 19.5 1 669 4248 6.3 31
18 Ken Clark 1987 1989 494 3037 6.1 29 8 70 8.8 1 502 3107 6.2 30
19 Doug DuBose 1982 1985 362 2205 6.1 16 13 170 13.1 0 375 2375 6.3 16
20 Roger Craig* 1979 1982 407 2446 6.0 26 16 102 6.4 0 423 2548 6.0 26
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player From To Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Derek Brown 1990 1992 458 2699 5.9 23 28 313 11.2 1 486 3012 6.2 24
22 Troy Davis 1994 1995 380 2197 5.8 15 20 194 9.7 1 400 2391 6.0 16
23 Stanley Wilson 1979 1982 540 3068 5.7 14 16 155 9.7 1 556 3223 5.8 15
24 Gerald Hudson 1988 1990 513 2921 5.7 15 26 224 8.6 0 539 3145 5.8 15
25 Tommie Frazier 1992 1995 342 1955 5.7 36 342 1955 5.7 36
26 Eric Bieniemy 1987 1990 699 3940 5.6 41 27 380 14.1 1 726 4320 6.0 42
27 Terry Miller* 1974 1977 871 4754 5.5 49 5 9 1.8 0 876 4763 5.4 49
28 Charlie Davis 1971 1973 538 2958 5.5 24 17 131 7.7 2 555 3089 5.6 26
29 I.M. Hipp* 1977 1979 534 2940 5.5 21 21 190 9.0 0 555 3130 5.6 21
30 Rick Berns* 1976 1978 493 2704 5.5 31 35 271 7.7 2 528 2975 5.6 33
31 Jerald Moore 1993 1995 364 1985 5.5 22 35 405 11.6 2 399 2390 6.0 24
32 Lydell Carr* 1984 1987 546 2878 5.3 21 4 26 6.5 0 550 2904 5.3 21
33 Spencer Tillman 1983 1986 456 2425 5.3 22 7 28 4.0 1 463 2453 5.3 23
34 L.T. Levine 1992 1995 422 2248 5.3 21 41 194 4.7 1 463 2442 5.3 22
35 Andra Franklin* 1977 1980 339 1787 5.3 10 6 35 5.8 0 345 1822 5.3 10
36 Jim Grisham 1962 1964 446 2297 5.2 19 1 11 11.0 0 447 2308 5.2 19
37 Thurman Thomas* 1984 1987 956 4847 5.1 43 84 598 7.1 2 1040 5445 5.2 45
38 David Thompson 1993 1995 553 2794 5.1 14 19 104 5.5 1 572 2898 5.1 15
39 John Riggins 1968 1970 518 2659 5.1 19 9 67 7.4 2 527 2726 5.2 21
40 Dewell Brewer 1989 1992 435 2240 5.1 19 24 320 13.3 0 459 2560 5.6 19
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player From To Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
41 Terry Kunz 1972 1975 317 1624 5.1 18 19 180 9.5 3 336 1804 5.4 21
42 Harry Wilson 1964 1966 318 1610 5.1 10 34 443 13.0 3 352 2053 5.8 13
43 Ernest Anderson 1979 1983 740 3672 5.0 17 45 271 6.0 1 785 3943 5.0 18
44 Jamelle Holieway* 1985 1988 539 2713 5.0 32 539 2713 5.0 32
45 Joe Moore 1968 1970 453 2244 5.0 15 13 150 11.5 0 466 2394 5.1 15
46 Nolan Cromwell 1975 1976 355 1763 5.0 16 355 1763 5.0 16
47 Donnie Shanklin 1966 1968 324 1630 5.0 10 19 276 14.5 1 343 1906 5.6 11
48 Tony Sands 1988 1991 777 3777 4.9 28 12 114 9.5 0 789 3891 4.9 28
49 Steve Taylor 1985 1988 431 2125 4.9 32 431 2125 4.9 32
50 Bill Harris 1961 1963 309 1501 4.9 10 20 234 11.7 3 329 1735 5.3 13
51 Howard Cook 1956 1958 301 1463 4.9 13 12 99 8.3 0 313 1562 5.0 13
52 June Henley 1993 1995 521 2492 4.8 24 39 407 10.4 0 560 2899 5.2 24
53 James Wilder 1978 1980 487 2357 4.8 22 59 412 7.0 2 546 2769 5.1 24
54 Leon Perry* 1985 1989 423 2016 4.8 21 8 135 16.9 1 431 2151 5.0 22
55 Thomas Lott 1975 1978 415 1992 4.8 28 415 1992 4.8 28
56 Robert Turner 1973 1976 404 1941 4.8 18 1 18 18.0 0 405 1959 4.8 18
57 William Harris 1965 1967 330 1585 4.8 6 22 253 11.5 0 352 1838 5.2 6
58 Dexter Green 1975 1978 759 3585 4.7 35 53 529 10.0 5 812 4114 5.1 40
59 James Mayberry 1975 1978 546 2544 4.7 25 25 171 6.8 0 571 2715 4.8 25
60 Blaise Bryant 1989 1990 486 2269 4.7 31 38 412 10.8 1 524 2681 5.1 32
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player From To Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
61 George Palmer* 1972 1974 452 2110 4.7 14 1 3 3.0 0 453 2113 4.7 14
62 Mel West 1958 1960 391 1848 4.7 4 12 78 6.5 1 403 1926 4.8 5
63 Tom Watkins 1958 1960 344 1605 4.7 16 7 128 18.3 1 351 1733 4.9 17
64 Kenyon Rasheed 1989 1992 333 1577 4.7 17 20 160 8.0 1 353 1737 4.9 18
65 Ward Walsh 1968 1970 334 1565 4.7 8 25 225 9.0 2 359 1790 5.0 10
66 John O'Leary* 1973 1975 322 1526 4.7 14 26 255 9.8 2 348 1781 5.1 16
67 Lamont Warren 1991 1993 488 2242 4.6 22 38 432 11.4 1 526 2674 5.1 23
68 Tony Reed 1975 1976 421 1938 4.6 11 30 234 7.8 0 451 2172 4.8 11
69 Leon Crosswhite 1970 1972 416 1926 4.6 10 6 58 9.7 0 422 1984 4.7 10
70 Darrell Wallace 1984 1987 574 2607 4.5 13 25 196 7.8 2 599 2803 4.7 15
71 Monte Anthony* 1974 1977 506 2274 4.5 21 19 86 4.5 0 525 2360 4.5 21
72 J.J. Smith 1991 1994 491 2210 4.5 22 64 546 8.5 3 555 2756 5.0 25
73 Walt Garrison 1963 1965 452 2041 4.5 10 16 213 13.3 1 468 2254 4.8 11
74 Tom Vaughn 1962 1964 423 1889 4.5 9 8 81 10.1 0 431 1970 4.6 9
75 Brent Blackman 1971 1973 418 1870 4.5 16 418 1870 4.5 16
76 Curtis McClinton 1959 1961 312 1414 4.5 9 27 437 16.2 5 339 1851 5.5 14
77 Dave Hoppmann 1960 1962 588 2562 4.4 21 3 43 14.3 0 591 2605 4.4 21
78 Worley Taylor 1977 1980 505 2217 4.4 9 29 327 11.3 2 534 2544 4.8 11
79 Isaac Jackson 1971 1973 492 2182 4.4 16 16 229 14.3 3 508 2411 4.7 19
80 Tommie Stowers 1986 1989 469 2077 4.4 9 37 401 10.8 0 506 2478 4.9 9
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player From To Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
81 Kerwin Bell 1980 1983 450 1970 4.4 14 33 231 7.0 2 483 2201 4.6 16
82 Eric Gallon 1989 1992 447 1960 4.4 12 59 526 8.9 0 506 2486 4.9 12
83 Norris Banks 1975 1977 438 1926 4.4 4 5 45 9.0 0 443 1971 4.4 4
84 Charlie Brown 1964 1966 412 1830 4.4 7 30 289 9.6 2 442 2119 4.8 9
85 Delvin Williams 1971 1973 377 1649 4.4 13 51 398 7.8 2 428 2047 4.8 15
86 Hank Kuhlmann 1956 1958 312 1363 4.4 11 161 14.6 0 323 1524 4.7 0
87 Steve Owens* 1967 1969 922 3928 4.3 57 17 141 8.3 0 939 4069 4.3 57
88 Joe Henderson 1985 1988 627 2715 4.3 18 42 375 8.9 4 669 3090 4.6 22
89 Tony Davis* 1972 1975 568 2466 4.3 18 55 507 9.2 4 623 2973 4.8 22
90 George Amundson 1970 1972 532 2264 4.3 31 22 174 7.9 0 554 2438 4.4 31
91 Joe Freeman 1991 1994 417 1811 4.3 10 48 348 7.3 1 465 2159 4.6 11
92 Tony Galbreath 1974 1975 380 1647 4.3 18 34 325 9.6 0 414 1972 4.8 18
93 James Allen 1993 1995 376 1619 4.3 5 42 397 9.5 3 418 2016 4.8 8
94 Brock Olivo 1994 1995 374 1599 4.3 11 28 182 6.5 1 402 1781 4.4 12
95 Kordell Stewart 1991 1994 302 1289 4.3 15 302 1289 4.3 15
96 Mike Strachan* 1972 1974 729 3058 4.2 12 30 245 8.2 1 759 3303 4.4 13
97 Shawn Jones 1980 1984 649 2730 4.2 17 23 200 8.7 0 672 2930 4.4 17
98 Dwayne Crutchfield 1980 1981 591 2501 4.2 28 32 241 7.5 0 623 2742 4.4 28
99 Bob Anderson* 1967 1969 566 2380 4.2 34 4 68 17.0 1 570 2448 4.3 35
100 L.J. Brown 1978 1980 375 1580 4.2 12 46 372 8.1 1 421 1952 4.6 13
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player From To Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
101 Homer Floyd 1956 1958 364 1534 4.2 28 567 20.3 5 392 2101 5.4 5
102 Dick Davis 1966 1968 349 1477 4.2 4 26 308 11.8 1 375 1785 4.8 5
103 Mack Green 1977 1978 305 1268 4.2 7 18 87 4.8 0 323 1355 4.2 7
104 Jeff Kinney* 1969 1971 592 2420 4.1 31 87 913 10.5 3 679 3333 4.9 34
105 Darian Hagan 1988 1991 489 2007 4.1 27 2 53 26.5 0 491 2060 4.2 27
106 Arnold Snell 1986 1988 434 1758 4.1 9 49 292 6.0 2 483 2050 4.2 11
107 Eric Drain 1982 1985 373 1544 4.1 17 17 155 9.1 1 390 1699 4.4 18
108 Jack Reynolds 1966 1968 360 1476 4.1 7 10 119 11.9 1 370 1595 4.3 8
109 Lee Rouson 1981 1984 581 2296 4.0 10 86 699 8.1 4 667 2995 4.5 14
110 Steve Davis 1973 1975 515 2058 4.0 27 515 2058 4.0 27
111 Joe Orduna 1967 1970 502 2031 4.0 27 28 262 9.4 1 530 2293 4.3 28
112 Roosevelt Duncan 1976 1979 364 1441 4.0 8 31 245 7.9 1 395 1686 4.3 9
113 Bill Butler 1969 1971 350 1400 4.0 16 27 190 7.0 3 377 1590 4.2 19
114 Maurice Douglas 1988 1992 345 1379 4.0 18 37 330 8.9 0 382 1709 4.5 18
115 J.C. Watts 1978 1980 328 1322 4.0 34 328 1322 4.0 34
116 Bobby Cole 1969 1971 388 1506 3.9 5 36 458 12.7 5 424 1964 4.6 10
117 Mark Hatcher 1984 1987 375 1470 3.9 16 6 39 6.5 0 381 1509 4.0 16
118 Jerome Nellums 1970 1972 338 1323 3.9 8 19 144 7.6 0 357 1467 4.1 8
119 Ron Shotts 1965 1967 431 1639 3.8 12 20 193 9.7 0 451 1832 4.1 12
120 Jack Mildren 1969 1971 525 1952 3.7 32 525 1952 3.7 32
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player From To Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
121 Cornelius Davis 1966 1968 506 1881 3.7 14 26 219 8.4 2 532 2100 3.9 16
122 Tommy Davis 1981 1984 455 1661 3.7 9 80 562 7.0 2 535 2223 4.2 11
123 Tony Jordan 1984 1987 427 1593 3.7 9 46 378 8.2 2 473 1971 4.2 11
124 Dwight Nichols 1957 1959 638 2232 3.5 9 638 2232 3.5 9
125 Les Webster 1965 1967 395 1392 3.5 8 20 206 10.3 0 415 1598 3.9 8
126 John Hadl 1959 1961 312 1041 3.3 13 9 144 16.0 1 321 1185 3.7 14
127 Danny Bradley 1981 1984 325 900 2.8 16 325 900 2.8 16
128 Bob Warmack 1966 1968 321 891 2.8 12 321 891 2.8 12
129 Gary Kombrink 1965 1967 312 876 2.8 4 1 4 4.0 0 313 880 2.8 4
130 Bobby Douglass 1966 1968 395 1015 2.6 19 2 6 3.0 0 397 1021 2.6 19
131 Charlie Weatherbie 1973 1976 322 763 2.4 14 322 763 2.4 14
132 Phil Bradley 1977 1980 493 1107 2.2 16 1 16 16.0 0 494 1123 2.3 16
133 John Warder 1966 1968 353 690 2.0 6 3 20 6.7 0 356 710 2.0 6
134 Marlon Adler 1982 1985 387 734 1.9 21 1 31 31.0 0 388 765 2.0 21
135 Steve Grogan 1972 1974 339 585 1.7 6 339 585 1.7 6
136 Ronnie Johnson 1966 1968 323 487 1.5 9 323 487 1.5 9