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1977 Independent Rushing Stats

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Record*: 212-180-9, .540 W-L% (2nd 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)

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112 Players

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Henry White Colgate 131 1032 7.9 5 24 306 12.8 3 155 1338 8.6 8
2 Leander Green East Carolina 79 546 6.9 7 79 546 6.9 7
3 Vagas Ferguson Notre Dame 80 493 6.2 6 6 96 16.0 1 86 589 6.8 7
4 Elliott Walker* Pittsburgh 172 1025 6.0 12 16 242 15.1 3 188 1267 6.7 15
5 Eddie Lee Ivery Georgia Tech 153 900 5.9 6 3 93 31.0 1 156 993 6.4 7
6 Mark Lassiter Rutgers 102 602 5.9 5 13 132 10.2 0 115 734 6.4 5
7 Spencer Clark South Carolina 135 777 5.8 8 3 19 6.3 0 138 796 5.8 8
8 Mark Bright Temple 82 479 5.8 4 10 132 13.2 0 92 611 6.6 4
9 Bob Torrey Penn State 78 456 5.8 2 4 22 5.5 0 82 478 5.8 2
10 Gary Hardie Georgia Tech 74 429 5.8 3 74 429 5.8 3
11 Rodney Lee Georgia Tech 138 780 5.7 7 3 22 7.3 0 141 802 5.7 7
12 Robert Johnson Louisiana-Monroe 94 539 5.7 1 2 0 0.0 0 96 539 5.6 1
13 Theodore Sutton East Carolina 125 706 5.6 0 2 17 8.5 0 127 723 5.7 0
14 Freddy Jacobs* Pittsburgh 121 672 5.6 3 8 133 16.6 1 129 805 6.2 4
15 Ralph Carnahan Tennessee State 69 384 5.6 1 5 81 16.2 0 74 465 6.3 1
16 Fred Gordon North Texas 82 453 5.5 2 4 29 7.3 0 86 482 5.6 2
17 Greg King Army 177 961 5.4 7 15 113 7.5 0 192 1074 5.6 7
18 Glen Kehler Rutgers 164 866 5.3 2 3 24 8.0 0 167 890 5.3 2
19 Bucky Shamburger Georgia Tech 72 378 5.3 0 1 5 5.0 0 73 383 5.2 0
20 David Turner San Diego State 240 1252 5.2 13 33 417 12.6 1 273 1669 6.1 14
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Ben Garry Southern Mississippi 219 1134 5.2 10 17 64 3.8 0 236 1198 5.1 10
22 Curtiss Williams Cincinnati 162 845 5.2 1 2 29 14.5 0 164 874 5.3 1
23 Wilbert Haslip Hawaii 134 698 5.2 3 11 146 13.3 0 145 844 5.8 3
24 Nathan Poole* Louisville 196 1007 5.1 5 4 23 5.8 0 200 1030 5.2 5
25 Art Monk Syracuse 110 566 5.1 2 41 590 14.4 4 151 1156 7.7 6
26 Craig Cook William & Mary 69 351 5.1 2 1 9 9.0 0 70 360 5.1 2
27 Mike Jones North Texas 187 940 5.0 12 22 245 11.1 4 209 1185 5.7 16
28 Pat Healy Colgate 189 936 5.0 10 21 238 11.3 1 210 1174 5.6 11
29 Joe Gattuso Navy 266 1292 4.9 6 22 169 7.7 0 288 1461 5.1 6
30 Dave Riley West Virginia 125 616 4.9 5 20 143 7.2 1 145 759 5.2 6
31 Pat O'Brien Villanova 106 524 4.9 3 106 524 4.9 3
32 Tony Kapetanis Cincinnati 75 365 4.9 3 1 -9 -9.0 0 76 356 4.7 3
33 Calvin Prince* Louisville 218 1050 4.8 13 11 46 4.2 0 229 1096 4.8 13
34 Mike Fisher Rutgers 86 409 4.8 9 8 187 23.4 1 94 596 6.3 10
35 Larry Key Florida State 239 1117 4.7 3 22 243 11.0 1 261 1360 5.2 4
36 Matt Suhey Penn State 139 638 4.6 8 12 101 8.4 0 151 739 4.9 8
37 Steve Hunt Holy Cross 123 565 4.6 3 1 5 5.0 0 124 570 4.6 3
38 Jeff Jones Tulane 71 324 4.6 0 6 23 3.8 0 77 347 4.5 0
39 Dan Conway Boston College 137 613 4.5 8 11 61 5.5 0 148 674 4.6 8
40 Kent Roberts Illinois State 102 464 4.5 2 7 46 6.6 0 109 510 4.7 2
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
41 Jim Merriken Army 99 447 4.5 4 35 350 10.0 2 134 797 5.9 6
42 Robert Alexander West Virginia 95 426 4.5 1 14 122 8.7 0 109 548 5.0 1
43 John Puleo Villanova 83 376 4.5 1 83 376 4.5 1
44 Willie Hawkins East Carolina 76 345 4.5 4 4 49 12.3 0 80 394 4.9 4
45 Bob Massong Cincinnati 75 341 4.5 1 2 8 4.0 0 77 349 4.5 1
46 Vincent Allen Indiana State 231 1026 4.4 8 20 58 2.9 0 251 1084 4.3 8
47 George Rogers South Carolina 143 623 4.4 3 14 185 13.2 1 157 808 5.1 4
48 Steve Dorsey South Carolina 94 418 4.4 6 6 45 7.5 0 100 463 4.6 6
49 Rick Parros Utah State 261 1135 4.3 4 20 253 12.7 1 281 1388 4.9 5
50 Jerome Heavens Notre Dame 229 994 4.3 6 12 133 11.1 0 241 1127 4.7 6
51 Buster Jackson Richmond 180 779 4.3 2 15 83 5.5 0 195 862 4.4 2
52 Roscoe Coles Virginia Tech 158 672 4.3 4 158 672 4.3 4
53 Bob Avery Syracuse 131 561 4.3 9 4 15 3.8 0 135 576 4.3 9
54 Gus Tucker Cincinnati 119 512 4.3 6 8 70 8.8 1 127 582 4.6 7
55 Mickey Fitzgerald Virginia Tech 116 503 4.3 7 1 32 32.0 0 117 535 4.6 7
56 Tim Thacker Richmond 77 330 4.3 1 4 2 0.5 0 81 332 4.1 1
57 Ben Reed Illinois State 74 316 4.3 1 7 43 6.1 1 81 359 4.4 2
58 Milton Ruffin Richmond 72 309 4.3 1 4 11 2.8 1 76 320 4.2 2
59 Mark Lyles Florida State 70 298 4.3 4 16 138 8.6 0 86 436 5.1 4
60 Vince Thompson Villanova 233 977 4.2 8 233 977 4.2 8
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
61 Ottis Anderson Miami (FL) 187 782 4.2 1 20 243 12.2 3 207 1025 5.0 4
62 Gerald Green Hawaii 132 548 4.2 3 18 266 14.8 0 150 814 5.4 3
63 Mark Schroeder Northwestern State 106 447 4.2 1 10 75 7.5 0 116 522 4.5 1
64 Larry Ewald Holy Cross 98 408 4.2 4 5 80 16.0 0 103 488 4.7 4
65 Marv Christian Tulane 170 691 4.1 7 16 171 10.7 1 186 862 4.6 8
66 Crocky Nangle Holy Cross 148 603 4.1 4 148 603 4.1 4
67 George Bell Hawaii 106 438 4.1 5 6 54 9.0 1 112 492 4.4 6
68 Zachary Dixon Temple 89 369 4.1 5 3 23 7.7 0 92 392 4.3 5
69 Richard Locke Memphis 76 310 4.1 1 4 32 8.0 0 80 342 4.3 1
70 Jim Kruis William & Mary 189 754 4.0 6 3 17 5.7 0 192 771 4.0 6
71 Brian Doherty Holy Cross 75 297 4.0 4 4 20 5.0 0 79 317 4.0 4
72 Nathan Johnson Louisiana-Monroe 71 287 4.0 0 3 8 2.7 1 74 295 4.0 1
73 Anthony Anderson Temple 195 756 3.9 11 5 25 5.0 0 200 781 3.9 11
74 Vince Thomas Tennessee State 84 330 3.9 1 3 26 8.7 0 87 356 4.1 1
75 Eddie Hill Memphis 73 286 3.9 3 5 21 4.2 0 78 307 3.9 3
76 Steve Geise Penn State 143 550 3.8 5 15 189 12.6 0 158 739 4.7 5
77 Walter Easley West Virginia 117 447 3.8 6 7 91 13.0 1 124 538 4.3 7
78 Tom Rozantz William & Mary 111 420 3.8 7 111 420 3.8 7
79 James King Memphis 168 626 3.7 4 2 18 9.0 0 170 644 3.8 4
80 David Hosemann Southern Mississippi 163 606 3.7 6 5 11 2.2 1 168 617 3.7 7
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
81 Dave Mitchell Notre Dame 82 303 3.7 4 10 106 10.6 1 92 409 4.4 5
82 Dickie Holway Virginia Tech 77 288 3.7 0 8 68 8.5 0 85 356 4.2 0
83 David Thomas Air Force 70 260 3.7 3 3 17 5.7 0 73 277 3.8 3
84 Taylor Timmons Miami (FL) 129 466 3.6 1 5 -3 -0.6 0 134 463 3.5 1
85 Larry Klawinski Navy 117 424 3.6 3 5 33 6.6 0 122 457 3.7 3
86 Art Bailey Cincinnati 91 322 3.5 7 91 322 3.5 7
87 Keith Fimian William & Mary 122 420 3.4 3 4 31 7.8 0 126 451 3.6 3
88 Ronald Razz Illinois State 105 342 3.3 2 2 8 4.0 0 107 350 3.3 2
89 Aaron Jones Tennessee State 102 340 3.3 1 13 158 12.2 2 115 498 4.3 3
90 Jimmy Southerland East Carolina 127 411 3.2 8 127 411 3.2 8
91 Joe Delaney Northwestern State 85 275 3.2 2 3 60 20.0 0 88 335 3.8 2
92 Bill Hurley Syracuse 200 625 3.1 2 200 625 3.1 2
93 Mike Curry Boston College 98 308 3.1 1 13 68 5.2 0 111 376 3.4 1
94 Bob Relph Colgate 74 227 3.1 8 74 227 3.1 8
95 Joe O'Brien Boston College 101 299 3.0 1 19 215 11.3 1 120 514 4.3 2
96 Demitri Kornegay Richmond 81 210 2.6 3 4 28 7.0 0 85 238 2.8 3
97 David Lamie Virginia Tech 122 288 2.4 8 122 288 2.4 8
98 Gary Lanier Georgia Tech 74 175 2.4 4 74 175 2.4 4
99 Dane McDaniel Southern Mississippi 104 232 2.2 2 104 232 2.2 2
100 Ken Washington North Texas 125 258 2.1 5 125 258 2.1 5
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
101 Jeff Hammond Southern Mississippi 86 167 1.9 3 86 167 1.9 3
102 Bud Cespiva Louisiana-Monroe 104 183 1.8 3 104 183 1.8 3
103 Butch Monaghan Illinois State 85 132 1.6 3 85 132 1.6 3
104 Lloyd Patterson Memphis 91 138 1.5 3 91 138 1.5 3
105 Ron Bass South Carolina 151 177 1.2 4 151 177 1.2 4
106 Dave Ziebart Air Force 140 173 1.2 2 140 173 1.2 2
107 Pete McCoy Indiana State 122 123 1.0 2 122 123 1.0 2
108 Jeff Duva Hawaii 71 70 1.0 1 71 70 1.0 1
109 Matt Cavanaugh* Pittsburgh 87 62 0.7 4 87 62 0.7 4
110 Leamon Hall Army 81 -21 -0.3 8 81 -21 -0.3 8
111 Bob Lesczynski Navy 77 -25 -0.3 5 77 -25 -0.3 5
112 Dave Taylor Richmond 71 -28 -0.4 2 71 -28 -0.4 2