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1978 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 189-176-5, .518 W-L% (7th 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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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 0 0 0 27.8 9.3 21.91 7.08
North Texas 9 2 0 .818 0 0 0 25.2 13.6 9.03 -0.61
East Carolina 9 3 0 .750 0 0 0 23.9 11.3 5.89 -3.77
Navy 9 3 0 .750 0 0 0 21.7 11.3 7.95 -0.80
Notre Dame 9 3 0 .750 0 0 0 24.4 16.4 19.72 11.47
Rutgers 9 3 0 .750 0 0 0 23.7 13.8 1.37 -5.46
Florida State 8 3 0 .727 0 0 0 28.4 18.9 15.13 6.59
Temple 7 3 1 .682 0 0 0 25.5 18.5 2.75 -3.07
Pittsburgh 8 4 0 .667 0 0 0 21.9 15.6 9.68 4.10
Holy Cross 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 23.5 18.3 -6.22 -10.77
Louisville 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 29.0 18.4 3.45 -3.83
Nevada-Las Vegas 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 22.6 16.5 -0.70 -5.34
Southern Mississippi 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 19.4 16.8 5.22 2.49
Louisiana-Monroe 6 4 1 .591 0 0 0 17.3 13.1 -5.32 -7.60
Georgia Tech 7 5 0 .583 0 0 0 22.5 21.1 6.51 5.18
Hawaii 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 22.8 25.5 0.33 0.69
Miami (FL) 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 17.6 17.5 6.04 5.13
South Carolina 5 5 1 .500 0 0 0 21.6 16.5 7.11 3.48
William & Mary 5 5 1 .500 0 0 0 15.5 14.6 -2.60 -3.51
Cincinnati 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 25.4 20.4 1.70 -0.85
Northwestern State 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 14.4 25.6 -13.90 -7.26
Villanova 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 18.7 22.0 -8.75 -6.03
Army 4 6 1 .409 0 0 0 16.7 23.2 -8.29 -2.83
Memphis 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 18.2 27.0 -1.56 3.98
Tulane 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 16.6 19.2 0.08 3.72
Virginia Tech 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 14.7 20.5 0.01 4.01
Air Force 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 19.5 29.8 -14.03 -4.21
Colgate 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 13.5 20.5 -16.55 -9.64
Richmond 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 16.0 17.7 -4.61 -1.25
Syracuse 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 17.5 26.8 -1.44 6.84
Illinois State 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 11.7 28.9 -24.50 -11.22
West Virginia 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 15.2 33.1 -7.41 5.23
Boston College 0 11 0 .000 0 0 0 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. Wally Woodham (FLST) 7.8
2. Joe Montana (NDAME) 7.7
3. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 7.7
4. Jordan Case (NTX) 7.6
5. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 7.5
6. Kirby Arceneaux (LAMON) 7.2
7. Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 7.2
8. Roch Hontas (TLN) 7.1
9. Jeff Duva (HI) 7.0
10. Peter Colombo (HC) 6.8

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. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 5.9
9. Roch Hontas (TLN) 5.9
10. Bob Hering* (RUT) 4.4

Passing Touchdowns

1. Jeff Duva (HI) 14
  Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 14
3. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 11
  Roch Hontas (TLN) 11
  Chuck Fusina (PAST) 11
6. Joe Montana (NDAME) 10
7. Wally Woodham (FLST) 9
  Dave Ziebart (AF) 9
  Dutch Hoffman (WV) 9
  Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 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
  Kirby Arceneaux (LAMON) 15
  Brian Broomell (TEMP) 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. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 113.4
9. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 111.3
10. Doug Robertson (NVLV) 104.0

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. Glen Kehler* (RUT) 212
  Nathan Poole (LOU) 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. Tony Collins (ECAR) 5.8
8. George Rogers (SC) 5.7
9. Mark Bright (TEMP) 5.7
10. Anthony Anderson (TEMP) 5.7

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. Craig Cerretani (HC) 36
  Dick Slenker (COLG) 36
  Angelo Colosimo (COLG) 36
  Drew Hill (GATECH) 36
  Paul McCarty (BC) 36
  Wiley Pitts (TEMP) 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. John Floyd (LAMON) 22.4
2. Kris Haines (NDAME) 21.8
3. Sam Platt (FLST) 21.3
4. David Dorn* (RUT) 19.8
5. Ernest Gray (MEM) 19.7
6. Drew Hill (GATECH) 19.7
7. Kenny Robinson (LOU) 18.4
8. Mike Almond (NWST) 17.9
9. Jackie Flowers (FLST) 17.6
10. Charlie Murray (NTX) 17.1

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Charlie Murray (NTX) 9
  Ernest Gray (MEM) 9
3. Cormac Carney (AF) 8
4. Sam Platt (FLST) 7
  Jackie Flowers (FLST) 7
6. Kenny Robinson (LOU) 6
  Marvin Harvey (SMS) 6
  Chuck Mullen (HC) 6
  Phil McConkey (NAVY) 6
  Scott Fitzkee (PAST) 6
  Mike Cusumano (CIN) 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. Jimmy Hill (ARMY) 11
  Angelo Colosimo (COLG) 11
4. Joe Delaney (NWST) 10
  Eddie Lee Ivery (GATECH) 10
  Zachary Dixon (TEMP) 10
  Kenny Lewis (VATECH) 10
8. Charlie Murray (NTX) 9
  Ernest Gray (MEM) 9
  Ottis Anderson (MIAFL) 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. Joe Montana (NDAME) 16
  Jeff Duva (HI) 16
3. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 15
  Jordan Case (NTX) 15
  Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 15
  Nathan Poole (LOU) 15
7. Chuck Fusina (PAST) 13
8. Roch Hontas (TLN) 12
  Rick Trocano* (PITT) 12
  Wally Woodham (FLST) 12
  Bob Lesczynski (NAVY) 12
  Leander Green (ECAR) 12
  Dutch Hoffman (WV) 12