On offense, the 1968 team averaged 16.1 points scored, 136.3 rushing yards, and 172.8 passing yards per game. On defense, the team allowed an average of 28.8 points scored, 256.0 rushing yards, and 162.5 passing yards per game. The team's statistical leaders included Duane Porter with 307 rushing yards, Ronnie Johnson with 1,438 passing yards, Terry Brown with 688 receiving yards, and Wayne Hallmark with 18 points scored.
Offensive lineman Jon Kolb was selected by the Associated Press, United Press International, and Central Press Association as a first-team All-American. Kolb and middle guard John Little were selected as first-team All-Big Eight Conference players.