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1978 Independent Rushing Stats

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Record: 189-176-5, .518 W-L% (5th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -0.20 (7th of 14) ▪ SOS: -0.60 (7th of 14)

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

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107 Players

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Leon Walker Nevada-Las Vegas 130 922 7.1 3 8 138 17.3 1 138 1060 7.7 4
2 Nathan Poole Louisville 212 1394 6.6 15 4 36 9.0 1 216 1430 6.6 16
3 Eddie Lee Ivery Georgia Tech 267 1562 5.9 9 20 238 11.9 1 287 1800 6.3 10
4 Joe Morris Syracuse 170 1001 5.9 3 1 6 6.0 0 171 1007 5.9 3
5 Eddie Hill Memphis 126 739 5.9 2 9 52 5.8 1 135 791 5.9 3
6 Nathan Johnson Louisiana-Monroe 123 731 5.9 5 10 84 8.4 0 133 815 6.1 5
7 Tony Collins East Carolina 82 479 5.8 4 7 106 15.1 1 89 585 6.6 5
8 Ottis Anderson Miami (FL) 224 1266 5.7 8 14 47 3.4 1 238 1313 5.5 9
9 George Rogers South Carolina 176 1006 5.7 6 8 41 5.1 0 184 1047 5.7 6
10 Anthony Anderson Temple 135 769 5.7 6 6 88 14.7 1 141 857 6.1 7
11 Mark Bright Temple 70 400 5.7 5 4 17 4.3 0 74 417 5.6 5
12 Vagas Ferguson Notre Dame 211 1192 5.6 7 20 171 8.6 1 231 1363 5.9 8
13 Joe Delaney Northwestern State 170 945 5.6 9 19 135 7.1 1 189 1080 5.7 10
14 Allen Harvin Cincinnati 233 1283 5.5 6 21 150 7.1 1 254 1433 5.6 7
15 Kenny Lewis Virginia Tech 184 1020 5.5 10 4 6 1.5 0 188 1026 5.5 10
16 Jesse Williams Richmond 126 692 5.5 3 11 148 13.5 0 137 840 6.1 3
17 Michael Morton Nevada-Las Vegas 75 411 5.5 2 5 41 8.2 0 80 452 5.7 2
18 Bernard Jackson North Texas 269 1453 5.4 6 7 76 10.9 0 276 1529 5.5 6
19 Gary Allen Hawaii 98 521 5.3 1 7 51 7.3 0 105 572 5.4 1
20 Zachary Dixon Temple 223 1153 5.2 7 7 101 14.4 3 230 1254 5.5 10
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Johnnie Wright South Carolina 176 903 5.1 7 9 54 6.0 0 185 957 5.2 7
22 Mickey Fitzgerald Virginia Tech 107 545 5.1 1 12 185 15.4 2 119 730 6.1 3
23 Eddie Hicks East Carolina 101 515 5.1 7 5 38 7.6 1 106 553 5.2 8
24 Fulton Walker West Virginia 79 392 5.0 2 7 42 6.0 0 86 434 5.0 2
25 Theodore Sutton East Carolina 127 621 4.9 1 1 10 10.0 0 128 631 4.9 1
26 Marv Christian Tulane 185 879 4.8 2 27 225 8.3 2 212 1104 5.2 4
27 Rodney Lee Georgia Tech 82 392 4.8 2 5 100 20.0 1 87 492 5.7 3
28 Ron Moon Louisville 92 429 4.7 3 3 40 13.3 1 95 469 4.9 4
29 Dane Conwell West Virginia 88 412 4.7 4 88 412 4.7 4
30 Bobby Batton Nevada-Las Vegas 74 346 4.7 3 7 121 17.3 1 81 467 5.8 4
31 George Bell Hawaii 71 333 4.7 2 18 0 71 351 4.9 2
32 Anthony Brown Boston College 162 748 4.6 5 13 148 11.4 0 175 896 5.1 5
33 Reggie Evans Richmond 81 375 4.6 5 6 19 3.2 0 87 394 4.5 5
34 Homes Johnson Florida State 183 817 4.5 4 23 213 9.3 2 206 1030 5.0 6
35 Brett Knecht Northwestern State 110 497 4.5 2 3 5 1.7 0 113 502 4.4 2
36 Steve Callahan Navy 175 766 4.4 6 10 81 8.1 2 185 847 4.6 8
37 Ted Blackwell* Rutgers 120 532 4.4 4 13 103 7.9 0 133 635 4.8 4
38 Russell Ellis Nevada-Las Vegas 111 486 4.4 3 9 48 5.3 1 120 534 4.5 4
39 Ken Johnson Miami (FL) 90 398 4.4 3 12 79 6.6 0 102 477 4.7 3
40 Crocky Nangle Holy Cross 89 394 4.4 3 3 14 4.7 0 92 408 4.4 3
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
41 Larry Ewald Holy Cross 90 392 4.4 4 6 136 22.7 0 96 528 5.5 4
42 Bob Torrey Penn State 76 337 4.4 1 3 21 7.0 0 79 358 4.5 1
43 Wilbert Haslip Hawaii 72 318 4.4 5 35 0 72 353 4.9 5
44 Brian Doherty Holy Cross 71 310 4.4 6 1 34 34.0 0 72 344 4.8 6
45 Mark Lyles Florida State 148 641 4.3 7 35 364 10.4 1 183 1005 5.5 8
46 Richard Locke Memphis 128 550 4.3 1 8 117 14.6 1 136 667 4.9 2
47 Keith Hill Hawaii 117 503 4.3 5 16 0 117 519 4.4 5
48 Mike Fortson Air Force 104 451 4.3 6 20 219 11.0 0 124 670 5.4 6
49 Lester Johnson* Rutgers 82 356 4.3 5 9 31 3.4 0 91 387 4.3 5
50 Glen Kehler* Rutgers 212 883 4.2 3 7 47 6.7 1 219 930 4.2 4
51 Shelby Ball Air Force 173 720 4.2 6 5 50 10.0 0 178 770 4.3 6
52 Freddy Jacobs* Pittsburgh 152 634 4.2 9 14 108 7.7 0 166 742 4.5 9
53 Booker Moore Penn State 143 602 4.2 6 14 71 5.1 0 157 673 4.3 6
54 Art Monk Syracuse 136 573 4.2 2 19 293 15.4 2 155 866 5.6 4
55 Mike Sherlock Navy 118 499 4.2 1 7 94 13.4 0 125 593 4.7 1
56 Ellis Johnson Cincinnati 85 358 4.2 1 4 51 12.8 0 89 409 4.6 1
57 Dino Harris Army 83 347 4.2 0 11 110 10.0 0 94 457 4.9 0
58 Larry Klawinski Navy 83 345 4.2 3 4 39 9.8 0 87 384 4.4 3
59 Robert Alexander West Virginia 74 310 4.2 0 7 50 7.1 0 81 360 4.4 0
60 Jerome Heavens Notre Dame 178 728 4.1 4 13 113 8.7 0 191 841 4.4 4
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
61 Jimmy Hill Army 166 678 4.1 9 17 140 8.2 2 183 818 4.5 11
62 Rooster Jones* Pittsburgh 150 617 4.1 5 14 129 9.2 0 164 746 4.5 5
63 Ronald Razz Illinois State 191 762 4.0 3 9 49 5.4 0 200 811 4.1 3
64 Mark Schroeder Northwestern State 112 452 4.0 2 20 123 6.2 0 132 575 4.4 2
65 Jim Merriken Army 108 427 4.0 2 19 208 10.9 1 127 635 5.0 3
66 Angelo Colosimo Colgate 205 792 3.9 9 36 326 9.1 2 241 1118 4.6 11
67 Matt Suhey Penn State 184 720 3.9 7 10 111 11.1 1 194 831 4.3 8
68 Tiko Beal Southern Mississippi 179 698 3.9 4 5 2 0.4 0 184 700 3.8 4
69 Bill Fenn Illinois State 175 681 3.9 4 5 57 11.4 0 180 738 4.1 4
70 Mike Guman Penn State 91 351 3.9 2 18 181 10.1 1 109 532 4.9 3
71 Willard Browner Tulane 117 448 3.8 3 5 56 11.2 0 122 504 4.1 3
72 Clarence Gaines William & Mary 108 405 3.8 1 1 3 3.0 0 109 408 3.7 1
73 Elmars Reks Holy Cross 81 310 3.8 1 7 90 12.9 0 88 400 4.5 1
74 Alvis Lang William & Mary 174 648 3.7 3 1 -10 -10.0 0 175 638 3.6 3
75 Vince Thompson Villanova 173 639 3.7 6 8 82 10.3 0 181 721 4.0 6
76 Greg Schaff Louisiana-Monroe 109 407 3.7 2 4 24 6.0 0 113 431 3.8 2
77 Demitri Kornegay Richmond 150 533 3.6 3 10 105 10.5 0 160 638 4.0 3
78 Steve Drewnowski Air Force 119 432 3.6 0 13 80 6.2 0 132 512 3.9 0
79 Jim Daley Cincinnati 109 397 3.6 6 19 175 9.2 1 128 572 4.5 7
80 Sammy Winder Southern Mississippi 98 340 3.5 4 2 19 9.5 0 100 359 3.6 4
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
81 Dan Conway Boston College 130 440 3.4 3 15 101 6.7 2 145 541 3.7 5
82 Calvin Jones Southern Mississippi 92 316 3.4 0 2 4 2.0 0 94 320 3.4 0
83 Kenny McMillian Miami (FL) 125 405 3.2 4 125 405 3.2 4
84 Tom Rozantz William & Mary 111 347 3.1 4 111 347 3.1 4
85 Jay Palazola Boston College 110 310 2.8 2 110 310 2.8 2
86 Steve Casey Virginia Tech 87 241 2.8 0 87 241 2.8 0
87 Leander Green East Carolina 112 307 2.7 4 112 307 2.7 4
88 Pat O'Brien Villanova 162 401 2.5 4 162 401 2.5 4
89 Steve Greer East Carolina 76 186 2.4 0 76 186 2.4 0
90 Tim Wilson Syracuse 128 289 2.3 2 128 289 2.3 2
91 Brian Broomell Temple 93 212 2.3 4 93 212 2.3 4
92 James Short Richmond 163 359 2.2 3 163 359 2.2 3
93 John Marzo Colgate 81 178 2.2 2 1 3 3.0 0 82 181 2.2 2
94 Jordan Case North Texas 131 267 2.0 7 131 267 2.0 7
95 Dave Ziebart Air Force 102 178 1.7 1 102 178 1.7 1
96 David Lamie Virginia Tech 81 127 1.6 1 81 127 1.6 1
97 Rick Trocano* Pittsburgh 175 268 1.5 7 175 268 1.5 7
98 Joe Montana Notre Dame 72 104 1.4 6 72 104 1.4 6
99 Kirby Arceneaux Louisiana-Monroe 124 164 1.3 1 124 164 1.3 1
100 Jeff Duva Hawaii 81 93 1.1 2 81 93 1.1 2
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
101 Bob Lesczynski Navy 72 58 0.8 3 72 58 0.8 3
102 Peter Colombo Holy Cross 115 85 0.7 4 115 85 0.7 4
103 Dutch Hoffman West Virginia 136 -24 -0.2 3 136 -24 -0.2 3
104 Lloyd Patterson Memphis 105 -42 -0.4 4 105 -42 -0.4 4
105 Doug Robertson Nevada-Las Vegas 74 -35 -0.5 4 74 -35 -0.5 4
106 Roch Hontas Tulane 87 -68 -0.8 1 87 -68 -0.8 1
107 Earle Mulrane Army 77 -68 -0.9 3 77 -68 -0.9 3