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1977 Independent Leaders

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Record*: 212-180-9, .540 W-L% (11th of 15) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 213-179-9 by NCAA.

SRS: 1.81 (7th of 15) ▪ SOS: 0.24 (8th of 15)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Notre Dame, Penn State and Pittsburgh)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Florida State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh and San Diego State)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Joe Davis (SDGST) 174
2. Leamon Hall (ARMY) 151
3. Ken Smith (BC) 149
4. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 142
  Bob Relph (COLG) 142
6. Dave Ziebart (AF) 140
7. Dan Kendra (WV) 121
8. Roch Hontas (TLN) 118
9. Matt Cavanaugh* (PITT) 110
  Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 110
11. Bill Hurley (SYR) 108
12. Jeff Duva (HI) 105
13. Butch Monaghan (ILST) 102
14. Joe Montana (NDAME) 99
15. Wally Woodham (FLST) 94
16. Eric Hipple (UTST) 91
17. Tom Rozantz (WMMARY) 84
18. Bret Kosup (RUT) 82
  Ron Bass (SC) 82
20. Ken Washington (NTX) 81

Pass Attempts

1. Dave Ziebart (AF) 298
2. Joe Davis (SDGST) 290
3. Leamon Hall (ARMY) 265
4. Ken Smith (BC) 257
5. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 246
6. Bob Relph (COLG) 241
7. Dan Kendra (WV) 226
8. Butch Monaghan (ILST) 224
9. Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 223
10. Bill Hurley (SYR) 201
11. Jeff Duva (HI) 197
12. Joe Montana (NDAME) 189
13. Matt Cavanaugh* (PITT) 187
14. Roch Hontas (TLN) 186
  Tom Rozantz (WMMARY) 186
16. Ron Bass (SC) 176
17. Eric Hipple (UTST) 173
18. Lloyd Patterson (MEM) 169
19. Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 166
20. Pat Carey (TEMP) 163

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Roch Hontas (TLN) 63.4
2. Joe Davis (SDGST) 60.0
3. Bob Relph (COLG) 58.9
4. Matt Cavanaugh* (PITT) 58.8
5. Ken Smith (BC) 58.0
6. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 57.7
7. Leamon Hall (ARMY) 57.0
8. Bill Hurley (SYR) 53.7
9. Dan Kendra (WV) 53.5
10. Jeff Duva (HI) 53.3
11. Eric Hipple (UTST) 52.6
12. Joe Montana (NDAME) 52.4
13. Bret Kosup (RUT) 52.2
14. Joe Adams (TNST) 50.7
15. Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 49.3
16. Pat Carey (TEMP) 47.2
17. Dave Ziebart (AF) 47.0
18. Ron Bass (SC) 46.6
19. Butch Monaghan (ILST) 45.5
20. Tom Rozantz (WMMARY) 45.2

Passing Yards

1. Joe Davis (SDGST) 2360
2. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 2221
3. Bob Relph (COLG) 2178
4. Ken Smith (BC) 2073
5. Leamon Hall (ARMY) 1944
6. Matt Cavanaugh* (PITT) 1844
7. Dan Kendra (WV) 1674
8. Joe Montana (NDAME) 1604
9. Dave Ziebart (AF) 1562
10. Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 1509
11. Jeff Duva (HI) 1487
12. Bill Hurley (SYR) 1455
13. Bret Kosup (RUT) 1445
14. Lloyd Patterson (MEM) 1336
15. Eric Hipple (UTST) 1301
16. Tom Rozantz (WMMARY) 1280
17. Roch Hontas (TLN) 1277
18. Wally Woodham (FLST) 1270
19. Butch Monaghan (ILST) 1215
20. Ken Washington (NTX) 1155

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Matt Cavanaugh* (PITT) 9.9
2. Bret Kosup (RUT) 9.2
3. Bob Relph (COLG) 9.0
4. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 9.0
5. Joe Montana (NDAME) 8.5
6. Joe Davis (SDGST) 8.1
7. Ken Smith (BC) 8.1
8. Lloyd Patterson (MEM) 7.9
9. Jeff Duva (HI) 7.5
10. Eric Hipple (UTST) 7.5
11. Dan Kendra (WV) 7.4
12. Leamon Hall (ARMY) 7.3
13. Bill Hurley (SYR) 7.2
14. Tom Rozantz (WMMARY) 6.9
15. Roch Hontas (TLN) 6.9
16. Joe Adams (TNST) 6.9
17. Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 6.8
18. Pat Carey (TEMP) 6.6
19. Ron Bass (SC) 6.5
20. Butch Monaghan (ILST) 5.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Matt Cavanaugh* (PITT) 10.0
2. Bret Kosup (RUT) 8.8
3. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 8.6
4. Joe Davis (SDGST) 7.9
5. Joe Montana (NDAME) 7.7
6. Bob Relph (COLG) 7.7
7. Lloyd Patterson (MEM) 6.8
8. Jeff Duva (HI) 6.7
9. Bill Hurley (SYR) 6.7
10. Joe Adams (TNST) 6.7
11. Ken Smith (BC) 5.9
12. Eric Hipple (UTST) 5.8
13. Roch Hontas (TLN) 5.5
14. Leamon Hall (ARMY) 5.4
15. Dan Kendra (WV) 5.2
16. Pat Carey (TEMP) 4.8
17. Tom Rozantz (WMMARY) 4.7
18. Butch Monaghan (ILST) 4.1
19. Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 4.1
20. Ron Bass (SC) 3.9

Passing Touchdowns

1. Joe Davis (SDGST) 24
2. Bob Relph (COLG) 20
3. Ken Smith (BC) 17
4. Matt Cavanaugh* (PITT) 15
  Leamon Hall (ARMY) 15
  Chuck Fusina (PAST) 15
7. Dan Kendra (WV) 13
8. Joe Adams (TNST) 12
9. Joe Montana (NDAME) 11
10. Butch Monaghan (ILST) 10
  Jeff Duva (HI) 10
  Eric Hipple (UTST) 10
  Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 10
  Ken Washington (NTX) 10
  Bret Kosup (RUT) 10
16. Lloyd Patterson (MEM) 9
17. Dave Ziebart (AF) 8
  Kenny Philibert (NWST) 8
  Bill Hurley (SYR) 8
  Wally Woodham (FLST) 8
  Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 8

Passing Interceptions

1. Dave Ziebart (AF) 22
2. Ken Smith (BC) 20
3. Leamon Hall (ARMY) 18
4. Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 17
  Dan Kendra (WV) 17
6. Bob Relph (COLG) 16
7. Kenny Philibert (NWST) 12
  Ron Bass (SC) 12
  Tom Rozantz (WMMARY) 12
  Joe Davis (SDGST) 12
11. Eric Hipple (UTST) 11
  Butch Monaghan (ILST) 11
  Art Bailey (CIN) 11
  Pete McCoy (INST) 11
15. David Lamie (VATECH) 10
16. Tony Kapetanis (CIN) 9
  Dave Taylor (RICH) 9
  Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 9
  Bud Cespiva (LAMON) 9
  Chuck Fusina (PAST) 9

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Matt Cavanaugh* (PITT) 161.7
2. Bob Relph (COLG) 148.9
3. Joe Davis (SDGST) 147.4
4. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 146.4
5. Bret Kosup (RUT) 142.9
6. Joe Montana (NDAME) 134.4
7. Ken Smith (BC) 132.0
8. Joe Adams (TNST) 127.2
9. Jeff Duva (HI) 125.3
10. Leamon Hall (ARMY) 123.7
11. Eric Hipple (UTST) 122.1
12. Bill Hurley (SYR) 121.7
13. Roch Hontas (TLN) 121.4
14. Dan Kendra (WV) 119.7
15. Lloyd Patterson (MEM) 117.7
16. Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 102.8
17. Tom Rozantz (WMMARY) 102.5
18. Pat Carey (TEMP) 96.0
19. Butch Monaghan (ILST) 96.0
20. Ron Bass (SC) 94.9

Rush Attempts

1. Joe Gattuso (NAVY) 266
2. Rick Parros (UTST) 261
3. David Turner (SDGST) 240
4. Larry Key (FLST) 239
5. Vince Thompson (NOVA) 233
6. Vincent Allen (INST) 231
7. Jerome Heavens (NDAME) 229
8. Ben Garry (SMS) 219
9. Calvin Prince* (LOU) 218
10. Bill Hurley (SYR) 200
11. Nathan Poole* (LOU) 196
12. Anthony Anderson (TEMP) 195
13. Jim Kruis (WMMARY) 189
  Pat Healy (COLG) 189
15. Mike Jones (NTX) 187
  Ottis Anderson (MIAFL) 187
17. Buster Jackson (RICH) 180
18. Greg King (ARMY) 177
19. Elliott Walker* (PITT) 172
20. Marv Christian (TLN) 170

Rushing Yards

1. Joe Gattuso (NAVY) 1292
2. David Turner (SDGST) 1252
3. Rick Parros (UTST) 1135
4. Ben Garry (SMS) 1134
5. Larry Key (FLST) 1117
6. Calvin Prince* (LOU) 1050
7. Henry White (COLG) 1032
8. Vincent Allen (INST) 1026
9. Elliott Walker* (PITT) 1025
10. Nathan Poole* (LOU) 1007
11. Jerome Heavens (NDAME) 994
12. Vince Thompson (NOVA) 977
13. Greg King (ARMY) 961
14. Mike Jones (NTX) 940
15. Pat Healy (COLG) 936
16. Eddie Lee Ivery (GATECH) 900
17. Glen Kehler (RUT) 866
18. Curtiss Williams (CIN) 845
19. Ottis Anderson (MIAFL) 782
20. Rodney Lee (GATECH) 780

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Henry White (COLG) 7.9
2. Leander Green (ECAR) 6.9
3. Vagas Ferguson (NDAME) 6.2
4. Elliott Walker* (PITT) 6.0
5. Mark Lassiter (RUT) 5.9
6. Eddie Lee Ivery (GATECH) 5.9
7. Bob Torrey (PAST) 5.8
8. Mark Bright (TEMP) 5.8
9. Gary Hardie (GATECH) 5.8
10. Spencer Clark (SC) 5.8
11. Robert Johnson (LAMON) 5.7
12. Rodney Lee (GATECH) 5.7
13. Theodore Sutton (ECAR) 5.6
14. Ralph Carnahan (TNST) 5.6
15. Freddy Jacobs* (PITT) 5.6
16. Fred Gordon (NTX) 5.5
17. Greg King (ARMY) 5.4
18. Glen Kehler (RUT) 5.3
19. Bucky Shamburger (GATECH) 5.2
20. David Turner (SDGST) 5.2

Receptions

1. Ken MacAfee (NDAME) 54
2. Clennie Brundidge (ARMY) 51
3. Dennis Pearson (SDGST) 49
  Dennis Pearson (SDGST) 49
5. Jeffrey Gowan (ILST) 47
6. Gordon Jones* (PITT) 45
7. Dick Slenker (COLG) 44
8. Ronnie Smith (SDGST) 42
9. Jimmy Bryant (UTST) 41
  Art Monk (SYR) 41
11. Roger Overby (FLST) 38
  Keith Wright (MEM) 38
13. Cedric Thomas (WV) 37
14. Jim Merriken (ARMY) 35
15. Phil McConkey (NAVY) 34
  Mike Godbolt (BC) 34
17. Mickey Shuler (PAST) 33
  David Turner (SDGST) 33
  Mike Shumann (FLST) 33
  Tim Loftin (NTX) 33

Receiving Yards

1. Dennis Pearson (SDGST) 864
  Dennis Pearson (SDGST) 864
3. Clennie Brundidge (ARMY) 842
4. Ernest Gray (MEM) 826
5. Ken MacAfee (NDAME) 797
6. Gordon Jones* (PITT) 793
7. Dick Slenker (COLG) 782
8. Mike Godbolt (BC) 711
9. Jeffrey Gowan (ILST) 702
10. Mike Shumann (FLST) 701
11. Cedric Thomas (WV) 699
12. Keith Wright (MEM) 628
13. Joe Manderfield (WMMARY) 626
  Roger Overby (FLST) 626
15. Mickey Shuler (PAST) 600
16. Phil McConkey (NAVY) 596
17. Art Monk (SYR) 590
18. Kris Haines (NDAME) 587
19. John Floyd (LAMON) 573
  Steve Watson (TEMP) 573

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Ernest Gray (MEM) 29.5
2. Mike Shumann (FLST) 21.2
3. Kris Haines (NDAME) 21.0
4. Mike Godbolt (BC) 20.9
5. Joe Manderfield (WMMARY) 19.6
6. John Floyd (LAMON) 19.1
7. Paul McCarty (BC) 19.0
8. Terry Gallaher (ECAR) 19.0
9. Cedric Thomas (WV) 18.9
10. Ron Cassidy (UTST) 18.8
11. Steve Watson (TEMP) 18.5
12. Mickey Shuler (PAST) 18.2
13. Jimmy Cefalo (PAST) 18.1
14. Ellis Savage (VATECH) 18.1
15. Dick Slenker (COLG) 17.8
16. Dennis Pearson (SDGST) 17.6
  Dennis Pearson (SDGST) 17.6
18. Gordon Jones* (PITT) 17.6
19. Phil McConkey (NAVY) 17.5
20. Jerrold McRae (TNST) 16.7

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Joe Gattuso (NAVY) 288
2. Rick Parros (UTST) 281
3. David Turner (SDGST) 273
4. Larry Key (FLST) 261
5. Vincent Allen (INST) 251
6. Jerome Heavens (NDAME) 241
7. Ben Garry (SMS) 236
8. Vince Thompson (NOVA) 233
9. Calvin Prince* (LOU) 229
10. Pat Healy (COLG) 210
11. Mike Jones (NTX) 209
12. Ottis Anderson (MIAFL) 207
13. Bill Hurley (SYR) 200
  Nathan Poole* (LOU) 200
  Anthony Anderson (TEMP) 200
16. Buster Jackson (RICH) 195
17. Greg King (ARMY) 192
  Jim Kruis (WMMARY) 192
19. Elliott Walker* (PITT) 188
20. Marv Christian (TLN) 186

Yards From Scrimmage

1. David Turner (SDGST) 1669
2. Joe Gattuso (NAVY) 1461
3. Rick Parros (UTST) 1388
4. Larry Key (FLST) 1360
5. Henry White (COLG) 1338
6. Elliott Walker* (PITT) 1267
7. Ben Garry (SMS) 1198
8. Mike Jones (NTX) 1185
9. Pat Healy (COLG) 1174
10. Art Monk (SYR) 1156
11. Jerome Heavens (NDAME) 1127
12. Calvin Prince* (LOU) 1096
13. Vincent Allen (INST) 1084
14. Greg King (ARMY) 1074
15. Nathan Poole* (LOU) 1030
16. Ottis Anderson (MIAFL) 1025
17. Eddie Lee Ivery (GATECH) 993
18. Vince Thompson (NOVA) 977
19. Glen Kehler (RUT) 890
20. Curtiss Williams (CIN) 874

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Mike Jones (NTX) 16
2. Elliott Walker* (PITT) 15
3. Ronnie Smith (SDGST) 14
  David Turner (SDGST) 14
5. Calvin Prince* (LOU) 13
6. Pat Healy (COLG) 11
  Anthony Anderson (TEMP) 11
8. Ben Garry (SMS) 10
  Mike Fisher (RUT) 10
10. Bob Avery (SYR) 9
  Gordon Jones* (PITT) 9
12. Spencer Clark (SC) 8
  Vince Thompson (NOVA) 8
  Bob Relph (COLG) 8
  Marv Christian (TLN) 8
  Jimmy Southerland (ECAR) 8
  David Lamie (VATECH) 8
  Cedric Thomas (WV) 8
  Dan Conway (BC) 8
  Matt Suhey (PAST) 8
  Henry White (COLG) 8
  Lester Johnson (RUT) 8
  Vincent Allen (INST) 8
  Leamon Hall (ARMY) 8

Total Plays

1. Dave Ziebart (AF) 438
2. Bill Hurley (SYR) 401
3. Leamon Hall (ARMY) 346
4. Joe Davis (SDGST) 336
5. Ron Bass (SC) 327
6. Bob Relph (COLG) 315
7. Butch Monaghan (ILST) 309
8. Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 300
9. Tom Rozantz (WMMARY) 297
10. Ken Smith (BC) 295
11. Dan Kendra (WV) 278
12. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 275
13. Matt Cavanaugh* (PITT) 274
14. Joe Gattuso (NAVY) 272
15. Jeff Duva (HI) 268
16. Rick Parros (UTST) 261
17. Lloyd Patterson (MEM) 260
  Pete McCoy (INST) 260
19. Ken Washington (NTX) 254
20. Roch Hontas (TLN) 248

Total Yards

1. Bob Relph (COLG) 2405
2. Joe Davis (SDGST) 2242
3. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 2168
4. Bill Hurley (SYR) 2080
5. Ken Smith (BC) 1952
6. Leamon Hall (ARMY) 1923
7. Matt Cavanaugh* (PITT) 1906
8. Dave Ziebart (AF) 1735
9. Tom Rozantz (WMMARY) 1700
10. Joe Montana (NDAME) 1609
11. Dan Kendra (WV) 1563
12. Jeff Duva (HI) 1557
13. Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 1484
14. Lloyd Patterson (MEM) 1474
15. Ken Washington (NTX) 1413
16. Bret Kosup (RUT) 1367
17. Joe Gattuso (NAVY) 1362
18. Butch Monaghan (ILST) 1347
19. Eric Hipple (UTST) 1345
20. Ron Bass (SC) 1317

Total Touchdowns

1. Bob Relph (COLG) 28
2. Joe Davis (SDGST) 25
3. Leamon Hall (ARMY) 23
4. Matt Cavanaugh* (PITT) 19
5. Ken Smith (BC) 18
6. Joe Montana (NDAME) 17
7. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 16
8. Ken Washington (NTX) 15
  Mike Jones (NTX) 15
10. Tom Rozantz (WMMARY) 14
  Dan Kendra (WV) 14
12. Calvin Prince* (LOU) 13
  Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 13
  Joe Adams (TNST) 13
  Wally Woodham (FLST) 13
  Butch Monaghan (ILST) 13
  David Turner (SDGST) 13
  Elliott Walker* (PITT) 13
19. Lloyd Patterson (MEM) 12
  Bret Kosup (RUT) 12