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1969 Year Summary

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National Champion: Texas (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Steve Owens (Oklahoma)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Bo Schembechler (Michigan)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Texas

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L T Pct G W L T Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Big Eight Conference 8 83 46 37 0 .554 3 2 1 0 .667 13.14 10.90 2 3 Missouri
Nebraska
2 Southeastern Conference 10 106 63 41 2 .604 6 2 4 0 .333 11.77 7.88 5 5 Tennessee
3 Pacific-8 Conference 8 82 43 35 4 .549 1 1 0 0 1.000 9.91 8.25 3 3 Southern California
4 Big Ten Conference 10 100 47 52 1 .475 1 0 1 0 .000 5.79 6.93 5 3 Michigan
Ohio State
5 Southwest Conference 8 82 38 44 0 .463 2 1 1 0 .500 5.21 6.03 2 2 Texas
6 Western Athletic Conference 8 80 43 37 0 .538 0 0 0 0 2.44 1.69 0 0 Arizona State
7 Independent 27 269 135 129 5 .511 4 3 1 0 .750 -1.10 -1.33 3 4
8 Mid-American Conference 7 71 41 29 1 .585 1 1 0 0 1.000 -1.33 -4.66 0 0 Toledo
9 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 7 71 40 31 0 .563 1 1 0 0 1.000 -5.23 -6.11 0 0 San Diego State
10 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 81 31 48 2 .395 1 0 1 0 .000 -6.67 -2.31 0 0 South Carolina
11 Missouri Valley Conference 6 60 27 32 1 .458 0 0 0 0 -6.84 -3.91 0 0 Memphis
12 Ivy Group 8 72 35 37 0 .486 0 0 0 0 -9.27 -9.52 0 0 Dartmouth
Princeton
Yale
13 Southern Conference 7 70 26 43 1 .379 1 0 1 0 .000 -14.75 -9.98 0 0 Davidson
Richmond

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 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
Texas SWC 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Penn State Ind 3 2 2 5 5 8 5 5 5 4 3 3 2 2
Southern California Pac-8 5 5 5 4 3 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 3
Ohio State Big Ten 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 4 4 4
Notre Dame Ind 11 9   15 11 12 10 8 9 8 8 9 9 5
Missouri Big 8 10 11 9 7 6 5 14 9 8 7 6 6 6 6
Arkansas SWC 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 3 7
Mississippi SEC 9 8 20   19 17   17 18 13 14 14 13 8
Michigan Big Ten   20 13   13   20 18 14 12 7 7 7 9
Louisiana State SEC     16 14 9 9 8 12 12 10 9 8 8 10
Nebraska Big 8       20       20 17 16 13 13 14 11
Houston Ind 7               18 19 18 19 17 12
UCLA Pac-8 17 14 11 11 8 6 9 7 7 6 11 10 10 13
Florida SEC   12 12 12 10 10 7 13 15 15 17 18 15 14
Tennessee SEC 15 19 10 10 7 3 3 3 3 9 10 12 11 15
Colorado Big 8             18             16
West Virginia Ind     18 17           18 19 16 19 17
Purdue Big Ten 18 16 8 9 17 15 13 10 10 17 16 15 17 18
Stanford Pac-8 16   17 16 18 19 16 14 13 14 15 17 16 19
Auburn SEC 20 17   20 15 14 17 11 11 11 12 11 12 20
School Conf Pre 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
Air Force Ind           20 19 19 20          
Alabama SEC 13 15 15 13 20                  
Arizona State WAC   18                        
Georgia SEC 8 7 7 6 14 13 11 16 16          
Indiana Big Ten 14 10                        
Kansas State Big 8           18 12 15            
Michigan State Big Ten 12 13 14 19                    
Minnesota Big Ten 19                          
Oklahoma Big 8 6 6 6 8 12 11   20            
Toledo MAC                   20 20 20 20  
Wyoming WAC     19 18 16 16 15              

Year Leaders

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Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Dennis Dummit (UCLA) 8.7
2. Gary Mullins (Houston) 8.6
3. Dennis Shaw (San Diego State) 8.3
4. Tom Blanchard (Oregon) 7.7
5. Scott Hunter (Alabama) 7.5
6. Terry McMillan (Missouri) 7.5
7. Shawn McKinney (Long Beach State) 7.3
8. Jim Plunkett (Stanford) 7.1
9. Chuck Ealey (Toledo) 7.1
10. Bill Montgomery (Arkansas) 6.9

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Dennis Shaw (San Diego State) 162.2
2. Dennis Dummit (UCLA) 148.3
3. Gary Mullins (Houston) 141.1
4. Tom Blanchard (Oregon) 139.5
5. Gordon Slade* (Davidson) 136.5
6. Jim Plunkett (Stanford) 136.2
7. Scott Hunter (Alabama) 133.3
8. Shawn McKinney (Long Beach State) 132.2
9. Mike Phipps (Purdue) 131.2
10. Terry McMillan (Missouri) 130.2

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Billy Walik (Villanova) 8.9
2. Jim Bertelsen (Texas) 7.1
3. Bob Duncan (Citadel) 6.9
4. Jim Strong (Houston) 6.8
5. Ed Williams* (West Virginia) 6.7
6. Mickey Kerins (Villanova) 6.6
7. Dave Buchanan (Arizona State) 6.3
8. Mickey Cureton (UCLA) 6.3
9. Billy Taylor* (Michigan) 6.1
10. Paul Gowen (Memphis) 6.1

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Mel Gray (Missouri) 27.1
2. Roland Merritt (Maryland) 26.3
3. Bob Milligan (Yale) 24.9
4. Frank Foreman (Michigan State) 24.4
5. Stan Brown (Purdue) 22.7
6. Maxie LeBlanc (Tulane) 22.1
7. Al Barnes (New Mexico State) 21.8
8. Al Baker (Toledo) 20.7
9. John Stewart (New Mexico) 20.6
10. Bill Miller (Brigham Young) 20.5

Total Yards Per Play

1. Dennis Shaw (San Diego State) 8.2