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1978 Independent Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Penn State 11 1 0 .917 27.8 9.3 21.91 7.08
North Texas 9 2 0 .818 25.2 13.6 9.03 -0.61
East Carolina 9 3 0 .750 23.9 11.3 5.89 -3.77
Navy 9 3 0 .750 21.7 11.3 7.95 -0.80
Notre Dame 9 3 0 .750 24.4 16.4 19.72 11.47
Rutgers 9 3 0 .750 23.7 13.8 1.37 -5.46
Florida State 8 3 0 .727 28.4 18.9 15.13 6.59
Temple 7 3 1 .682 25.5 18.5 2.75 -3.07
Pittsburgh 8 4 0 .667 21.9 15.6 9.68 4.10
Holy Cross 7 4 0 .636 23.5 18.3 -6.22 -10.77
Louisville 7 4 0 .636 29.0 18.4 3.45 -3.83
Nevada-Las Vegas 7 4 0 .636 22.6 16.5 -0.70 -5.34
Southern Mississippi 7 4 0 .636 19.4 16.8 5.22 2.49
Louisiana-Monroe 6 4 1 .591 17.3 13.1 -5.32 -7.60
Georgia Tech 7 5 0 .583 22.5 21.1 6.51 5.18
Hawaii 6 5 0 .545 22.8 25.5 0.33 0.69
Miami (FL) 6 5 0 .545 17.6 17.5 6.04 5.13
South Carolina 5 5 1 .500 21.6 16.5 7.11 3.48
William & Mary 5 5 1 .500 15.5 14.6 -2.60 -3.51
Cincinnati 5 6 0 .455 25.4 20.4 1.70 -0.85
Northwestern State 5 6 0 .455 14.4 25.6 -13.90 -7.26
Villanova 5 6 0 .455 18.7 22.0 -8.75 -6.03
Army 4 6 1 .409 16.7 23.2 -8.29 -2.83
Memphis 4 7 0 .364 18.2 27.0 -1.56 3.98
Tulane 4 7 0 .364 16.6 19.2 0.08 3.72
Virginia Tech 4 7 0 .364 14.7 20.5 0.01 4.01
Air Force 3 8 0 .273 19.5 29.8 -14.03 -4.21
Colgate 3 8 0 .273 13.5 20.5 -16.55 -9.64
Richmond 3 8 0 .273 16.0 17.7 -4.61 -1.25
Syracuse 3 8 0 .273 17.5 26.8 -1.44 6.84
Illinois State 2 9 0 .182 11.7 28.9 -24.50 -11.22
West Virginia 2 9 0 .182 15.2 33.1 -7.41 5.23
Boston College 0 11 0 .000 13.9 26.7 -14.55 -1.73

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 Final
Penn State 3 5 3 5 5 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 4
Notre Dame 5 15 14       20 19 15 14 10 8 10 10 7
Florida State 17 16 13 10 18 15                  
Georgia Tech                     20        
Navy             17 18 11 18          
Pittsburgh 14 14 11 9 9 9 15 15 19 20 18 15 16 16  

7 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1979-01-01 Cotton Bowl Notre Dame 35 Houston 34 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1979-01-01 Sugar Bowl Alabama 14 Penn State 7 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1978-12-25 Peach Bowl Purdue 41 Georgia Tech 21 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1978-12-23 Tangerine Bowl North Carolina State 30 Pittsburgh 17 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1978-12-22 Holiday Bowl Navy 23 Brigham Young 16 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
1978-12-16 Garden State Bowl Arizona State 34 Rutgers 18 Garden State Bowl (East Rutherford, NJ)
1978-12-16 Independence Bowl East Carolina 35 Louisiana Tech 13 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Joe Montana (NDAME) 141
2. Rick Trocano* (PITT) 138
3. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 137
4. Jeff Duva (HI) 113
5. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 112
6. Dave Ziebart (AF) 109
7. Roch Hontas (TLN) 108
  Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 108
9. Jordan Case (NTX) 105
  Dutch Hoffman (WV) 105
Pass Attempts
1. Rick Trocano* (PITT) 283
2. Joe Montana (NDAME) 260
3. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 242
4. Dave Ziebart (AF) 241
5. Dutch Hoffman (WV) 238
6. Earle Mulrane (ARMY) 222
7. Peter Colombo (HC) 212
8. John Marzo (COLG) 209
  Brian Broomell (TEMP) 209
10. Jeff Duva (HI) 208
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Jordan Case (NTX) 58.7
2. Wally Woodham (FLST) 58.0
3. Roch Hontas (TLN) 56.8
4. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 56.6
5. Jeff Duva (HI) 54.3
6. Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 54.3
7. Joe Montana (NDAME) 54.2
8. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 53.6
9. Kenny Philibert (NWST) 51.5
10. Rick Trocano* (PITT) 48.8
Passing Yards
1. Joe Montana (NDAME) 2010
2. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 1859
3. Rick Trocano* (PITT) 1648
4. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 1479
5. Dutch Hoffman (WV) 1477
6. Jeff Duva (HI) 1463
7. Peter Colombo (HC) 1432
8. Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 1427
9. Earle Mulrane (ARMY) 1419
10. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 1362
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 8.0
2. Wally Woodham (FLST) 7.8
3. Joe Montana (NDAME) 7.7
4. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 7.7
5. Jordan Case (NTX) 7.6
6. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 7.5
7. Kirby Arceneaux (LAMON) 7.2
8. Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 7.2
9. Roch Hontas (TLN) 7.1
10. Jeff Duva (HI) 7.0
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jordan Case (NTX) 7.5
2. Wally Woodham (FLST) 7.0
3. Joe Montana (NDAME) 6.9
4. Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 6.5
5. Jeff Duva (HI) 6.4
6. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 6.4
7. Doug Robertson (NVLV) 6.2
8. Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 6.0
9. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 5.9
10. Roch Hontas (TLN) 5.9
Passing Touchdowns
1. Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 14
  Jeff Duva (HI) 14
3. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 11
  Brian Broomell (TEMP) 11
  Roch Hontas (TLN) 11
6. Joe Montana (NDAME) 10
7. Dave Ziebart (AF) 9
  Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 9
  Wally Woodham (FLST) 9
  Dutch Hoffman (WV) 9
Passing Interceptions
1. Dutch Hoffman (WV) 21
2. Peter Colombo (HC) 19
3. John Marzo (COLG) 18
4. Dave Ziebart (AF) 16
5. Tom Rozantz (WMMARY) 15
  Brian Broomell (TEMP) 15
  Kirby Arceneaux (LAMON) 15
8. Rick Trocano* (PITT) 14
9. Lloyd Patterson (MEM) 13
  Earle Mulrane (ARMY) 13
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Wally Woodham (FLST) 133.0
2. Jordan Case (NTX) 132.8
3. Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 128.7
4. Jeff Duva (HI) 127.0
5. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 126.2
6. Roch Hontas (TLN) 125.1
7. Joe Montana (NDAME) 124.9
8. Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 119.5
9. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 113.4
10. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 111.3
Rush Attempts
1. Bernard Jackson (NTX) 269
2. Eddie Lee Ivery (GATECH) 267
3. Allen Harvin (CIN) 233
4. Ottis Anderson (MIAFL) 224
5. Zachary Dixon (TEMP) 223
6. Nathan Poole (LOU) 212
  Glen Kehler* (RUT) 212
8. Vagas Ferguson (NDAME) 211
9. Angelo Colosimo (COLG) 205
10. Ronald Razz (ILST) 191
Rushing Yards
1. Eddie Lee Ivery (GATECH) 1562
2. Bernard Jackson (NTX) 1453
3. Nathan Poole (LOU) 1394
4. Allen Harvin (CIN) 1283
5. Ottis Anderson (MIAFL) 1266
6. Vagas Ferguson (NDAME) 1192
7. Zachary Dixon (TEMP) 1153
8. Kenny Lewis (VATECH) 1020
9. George Rogers (SC) 1006
10. Joe Morris (SYR) 1001
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Leon Walker (NVLV) 7.1
2. Nathan Poole (LOU) 6.6
3. Nathan Johnson (LAMON) 5.9
4. Joe Morris (SYR) 5.9
5. Eddie Hill (MEM) 5.9
6. Eddie Lee Ivery (GATECH) 5.9
7. Anthony Collins (ECAR) 5.8
8. George Rogers (SC) 5.7
9. Mark Bright (TEMP) 5.7
10. Anthony Anderson (TEMP) 5.7
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Nathan Poole (LOU) 15
2. Kenny Lewis (VATECH) 10
3. Angelo Colosimo (COLG) 9
  Freddy Jacobs* (PITT) 9
  Joe Delaney (NWST) 9
  Eddie Lee Ivery (GATECH) 9
  Jimmy Hill (ARMY) 9
8. Ottis Anderson (MIAFL) 8
9. Matt Suhey (PAST) 7
  Mark Lyles (FLST) 7
  Rick Trocano* (PITT) 7
  Jordan Case (NTX) 7
  Vagas Ferguson (NDAME) 7
  Eddie Hicks (ECAR) 7
  Johnnie Wright (SC) 7
  Shawn Passman (NOVA) 7
  Zachary Dixon (TEMP) 7
Receptions
1. Cormac Carney (AF) 57
2. Gordon Jones* (PITT) 45
3. Clennie Brundidge (ARMY) 44
4. Jackie Flowers (FLST) 43
5. Steve Watson (TEMP) 41
6. Chuck Mullen (HC) 40
7. Steve Lewis (WV) 38
  Steve Lewis (WV) 38
9. Scott Fitzkee (PAST) 37
10. Angelo Colosimo (COLG) 36
  Dick Slenker (COLG) 36
  Paul McCarty (BC) 36
  Drew Hill (GATECH) 36
  Wiley Pitts (TEMP) 36
  Craig Cerretani (HC) 36
Receiving Yards
1. Cormac Carney (AF) 870
2. Jackie Flowers (FLST) 757
3. Clennie Brundidge (ARMY) 726
4. Drew Hill (GATECH) 708
5. Kris Haines (NDAME) 699
6. Ernest Gray (MEM) 690
7. Gordon Jones* (PITT) 666
8. John Floyd (LAMON) 649
9. Steve Watson (TEMP) 637
10. Scott Fitzkee (PAST) 630
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Phil McConkey (NAVY) 24.2
2. John Floyd (LAMON) 22.4
3. Kris Haines (NDAME) 21.8
4. Sam Platt (FLST) 21.3
5. David Dorn* (RUT) 19.8
6. Ernest Gray (MEM) 19.7
7. Drew Hill (GATECH) 19.7
8. Kenny Robinson (LOU) 18.4
9. Mike Almond (NWST) 17.9
10. Jackie Flowers (FLST) 17.6
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Ernest Gray (MEM) 9
  Charlie Murray (NTX) 9
3. Cormac Carney (AF) 8
4. Jackie Flowers (FLST) 7
  Sam Platt (FLST) 7
6. Phil McConkey (NAVY) 6
  Chuck Mullen (HC) 6
  Mike Cusumano (CIN) 6
  Scott Fitzkee (PAST) 6
  Kenny Robinson (LOU) 6
  Marvin Harvey (SMS) 6
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Eddie Lee Ivery (GATECH) 287
2. Bernard Jackson (NTX) 276
3. Allen Harvin (CIN) 254
4. Angelo Colosimo (COLG) 241
5. Ottis Anderson (MIAFL) 238
6. Vagas Ferguson (NDAME) 231
7. Zachary Dixon (TEMP) 230
8. Glen Kehler* (RUT) 219
9. Nathan Poole (LOU) 216
10. Marv Christian (TLN) 212
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Eddie Lee Ivery (GATECH) 1800
2. Bernard Jackson (NTX) 1529
3. Allen Harvin (CIN) 1433
4. Nathan Poole (LOU) 1430
5. Vagas Ferguson (NDAME) 1363
6. Ottis Anderson (MIAFL) 1313
7. Zachary Dixon (TEMP) 1254
8. Angelo Colosimo (COLG) 1118
9. Marv Christian (TLN) 1104
10. Joe Delaney (NWST) 1080
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Nathan Poole (LOU) 16
2. Angelo Colosimo (COLG) 11
  Jimmy Hill (ARMY) 11
4. Joe Delaney (NWST) 10
  Eddie Lee Ivery (GATECH) 10
  Kenny Lewis (VATECH) 10
  Zachary Dixon (TEMP) 10
8. Ernest Gray (MEM) 9
  Ottis Anderson (MIAFL) 9
  Charlie Murray (NTX) 9
  Freddy Jacobs* (PITT) 9
Total Plays
1. Rick Trocano* (PITT) 458
2. Dutch Hoffman (WV) 374
3. Dave Ziebart (AF) 343
4. Joe Montana (NDAME) 332
5. Peter Colombo (HC) 327
6. Jordan Case (NTX) 310
7. Tom Rozantz (WMMARY) 306
8. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 302
9. Pat O'Brien (NOVA) 301
10. Earle Mulrane (ARMY) 299
Total Yards
1. Joe Montana (NDAME) 2114
2. Rick Trocano* (PITT) 1916
3. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 1743
4. Jordan Case (NTX) 1627
5. Eddie Lee Ivery (GATECH) 1589
6. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 1574
7. Jeff Duva (HI) 1556
8. Dave Ziebart (AF) 1528
9. Peter Colombo (HC) 1517
10. John Marzo (COLG) 1515
Total Touchdowns
1. Jeff Duva (HI) 16
  Joe Montana (NDAME) 16
3. Jordan Case (NTX) 15
  Brian Broomell (TEMP) 15
  Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 15
  Nathan Poole (LOU) 15
7. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 13
8. Dutch Hoffman (WV) 12
  Leander Green (ECAR) 12
  Rick Trocano* (PITT) 12
  Wally Woodham (FLST) 12
  Roch Hontas (TLN) 12
  Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 12