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1979 Independent Leaders

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Record: 183-175-10, .511 W-L% (7th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -0.68 (8th of 14) ▪ SOS: -0.42 (7th of 14)

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Roch Hontas (TLN) 215
2. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 149
3. Dan Marino* (PITT) 130
4. Ed McMichael (RUT) 124
5. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 120
6. Dave Ziebart (AF) 118
7. Rusty Lisch (NDAME) 108
8. Steve Casey (VATECH) 105
9. Jordan Case (NTX) 103
  Sam King (NVLV) 103
  Oliver Luck (WV) 103
12. Tony Kapetanis (CIN) 99
13. Mike Rodrigue (MIAFL) 94
14. Dayle Tate (PAST) 92
15. Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 87
16. Kenny Philibert (NWST) 83
17. Greg Gregory (RICH) 82
18. Wally Woodham (FLST) 80
19. Bill Hurley (SYR) 79
20. Rick Trocano* (PITT) 74
Pass Attempts
1. Roch Hontas (TLN) 367
2. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 300
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 231
4. Tony Kapetanis (CIN) 224
5. Dave Ziebart (AF) 223
6. Dan Marino* (PITT) 222
7. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 214
8. Ed McMichael (RUT) 211
9. Rusty Lisch (NDAME) 208
10. Mike Rodrigue (MIAFL) 201
11. Greg Gregory (RICH) 196
12. Steve Casey (VATECH) 190
13. Sam King (NVLV) 188
14. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 183
15. Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 180
16. Dayle Tate (PAST) 176
17. Jordan Case (NTX) 167
18. Pat O'Brien (NOVA) 165
19. Kenny Philibert (NWST) 160
  Earle Mulrane (ARMY) 160
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Jordan Case (NTX) 61.7
2. Ed McMichael (RUT) 58.8
3. Roch Hontas (TLN) 58.6
4. Dan Marino* (PITT) 58.6
5. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 56.1
6. Steve Casey (VATECH) 55.3
7. Sam King (NVLV) 54.8
8. Dave Ziebart (AF) 52.9
9. Dayle Tate (PAST) 52.3
10. Rusty Lisch (NDAME) 51.9
11. Kenny Philibert (NWST) 51.9
12. Bill Hurley (SYR) 50.0
13. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 49.7
14. Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 48.3
15. Mike Rodrigue (MIAFL) 46.8
16. Oliver Luck (WV) 44.6
17. Tony Kapetanis (CIN) 44.2
18. Pat O'Brien (NOVA) 43.0
19. Bob Powers (NAVY) 42.2
20. Greg Gregory (RICH) 41.8
Passing Yards
1. Roch Hontas (TLN) 2345
2. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 2103
3. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 2051
4. Rusty Lisch (NDAME) 1781
5. Dan Marino* (PITT) 1680
6. Sam King (NVLV) 1594
7. Ed McMichael (RUT) 1529
8. Steve Casey (VATECH) 1419
9. Tony Kapetanis (CIN) 1414
10. Oliver Luck (WV) 1292
11. Bill Hurley (SYR) 1276
12. Mike Rodrigue (MIAFL) 1197
13. Dayle Tate (PAST) 1179
14. Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 1173
15. Jordan Case (NTX) 1152
16. Dave Ziebart (AF) 1088
17. Leander Green (ECAR) 1082
18. Neil Solomon (HC) 1046
19. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 1031
20. Greg Gregory (RICH) 1006
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 9.8
2. Rusty Lisch (NDAME) 8.6
3. Sam King (NVLV) 8.5
4. Bill Hurley (SYR) 8.1
5. Dan Marino* (PITT) 7.6
6. Steve Casey (VATECH) 7.5
7. Ed McMichael (RUT) 7.2
8. Jordan Case (NTX) 6.9
9. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 6.8
10. Dayle Tate (PAST) 6.7
11. Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 6.5
12. Roch Hontas (TLN) 6.4
13. Bob Powers (NAVY) 6.4
14. Tony Kapetanis (CIN) 6.3
15. Mike Rodrigue (MIAFL) 6.0
16. Kenny Philibert (NWST) 5.8
17. Kevin Betts (MEM) 5.7
18. Oliver Luck (WV) 5.6
19. Pat O'Brien (NOVA) 5.4
20. Greg Gregory (RICH) 5.1
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 9.6
2. Sam King (NVLV) 7.4
3. Bill Hurley (SYR) 6.8
4. Rusty Lisch (NDAME) 6.8
5. Dan Marino* (PITT) 6.6
6. Ed McMichael (RUT) 6.4
7. Jordan Case (NTX) 6.2
8. Bob Powers (NAVY) 5.8
9. Roch Hontas (TLN) 5.8
10. Steve Casey (VATECH) 5.4
11. Dayle Tate (PAST) 4.8
12. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 4.7
13. Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 4.5
14. Tony Kapetanis (CIN) 4.0
15. Oliver Luck (WV) 3.9
16. Kenny Philibert (NWST) 3.8
17. Kevin Betts (MEM) 3.6
18. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 3.6
19. Pat O'Brien (NOVA) 3.1
20. Dave Ziebart (AF) 2.9
Passing Touchdowns
1. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 22
2. Roch Hontas (TLN) 21
3. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 13
  Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 13
5. Sam King (NVLV) 12
6. Dan Marino* (PITT) 10
  Steve Casey (VATECH) 10
  Mike Kelley (GATECH) 10
9. Dayle Tate (PAST) 8
  John Marzo (COLG) 8
  Oliver Luck (WV) 8
12. Kenny Philibert (NWST) 7
  Ed McMichael (RUT) 7
  Garry Harper* (SC) 7
  Bob Powers (NAVY) 7
16. Bill Hurley (SYR) 6
  Pat O'Brien (NOVA) 6
  Kevin Betts (MEM) 6
19. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 5
  Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 5
  Neil Solomon (HC) 5
  Dave Ziebart (AF) 5
  Wally Woodham (FLST) 5
  Butch Monaghan (ILST) 5
  Earle Mulrane (ARMY) 5
Passing Interceptions
1. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 19
2. Mike Rodrigue (MIAFL) 16
3. Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 14
  Roch Hontas (TLN) 14
5. Tony Kapetanis (CIN) 13
  Greg Gregory (RICH) 13
  Steve Casey (VATECH) 13
8. Dave Ziebart (AF) 12
  Oliver Luck (WV) 12
10. Earle Mulrane (ARMY) 11
  Brian Broomell (TEMP) 11
  Dayle Tate (PAST) 11
  Pat O'Brien (NOVA) 11
14. Kenny Philibert (NWST) 10
  Kevin Betts (MEM) 10
  Jay Palazola (BC) 10
  Stu Stram (LOU) 10
  Rusty Lisch (NDAME) 10
  John Marzo (COLG) 10
  Sam King (NVLV) 10
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 162.3
2. Sam King (NVLV) 136.4
3. Dan Marino* (PITT) 128.9
4. Ed McMichael (RUT) 124.0
5. Roch Hontas (TLN) 123.5
6. Steve Casey (VATECH) 121.7
7. Bill Hurley (SYR) 121.5
8. Jordan Case (NTX) 120.8
9. Rusty Lisch (NDAME) 120.6
10. Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 111.4
11. Dayle Tate (PAST) 111.0
12. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 105.4
13. Bob Powers (NAVY) 104.3
14. Kenny Philibert (NWST) 102.1
15. Oliver Luck (WV) 92.6
16. Dave Ziebart (AF) 90.5
17. Tony Kapetanis (CIN) 90.0
18. Kevin Betts (MEM) 89.6
19. Pat O'Brien (NOVA) 86.9
20. Mike Rodrigue (MIAFL) 84.2
Rush Attempts
1. George Rogers* (SC) 311
2. Vagas Ferguson (NDAME) 301
3. Bill Fenn (ILST) 280
4. Joe Morris (SYR) 238
5. Mark Lyles (FLST) 225
6. Oliver Luck (WV) 204
7. Bill Hurley (SYR) 203
8. Dan Conway (BC) 196
9. Mark Bright (TEMP) 193
10. Matt Suhey (PAST) 185
11. Randy McMillan* (PITT) 184
12. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 177
13. Sammy Winder (SMS) 173
14. Shelby Gamble (BC) 164
15. Larry Ewald (HC) 160
16. Tony Collins (ECAR) 154
17. Angelo Colosimo (COLG) 153
  Nathan Johnson (LAMON) 153
19. Bernard Jackson (NTX) 152
20. Alvis Lang (WMMARY) 151
Rushing Yards
1. George Rogers* (SC) 1681
2. Vagas Ferguson (NDAME) 1437
3. Joe Morris (SYR) 1372
4. Tony Collins (ECAR) 1130
5. Bill Fenn (ILST) 1106
6. Mark Bright (TEMP) 1036
7. Mark Lyles (FLST) 1011
8. Matt Suhey (PAST) 973
9. Michael Morton (NVLV) 881
10. Dan Conway (BC) 856
11. Theodore Sutton (ECAR) 817
12. Bill Hurley (SYR) 813
13. Randy McMillan* (PITT) 802
14. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 791
15. Shelby Gamble (BC) 776
16. Bernard Jackson (NTX) 749
  Sammy Winder (SMS) 749
18. Kenny Lewis (VATECH) 748
19. Joe Delaney (NWST) 717
20. Robert Alexander (WV) 656
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Sam Harrell (ECAR) 7.4
2. Tony Collins (ECAR) 7.3
3. Theodore Sutton (ECAR) 6.8
4. Michael Morton (NVLV) 6.2
5. Mike Sherlock (NAVY) 6.1
6. Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 6.1
7. Joe Morris (SYR) 5.8
8. Reggie Reginelli (TLN) 5.7
9. Leon Walker (NVLV) 5.6
10. Robert Alexander (WV) 5.6
11. Don Ziesel (NOVA) 5.5
12. Kevin Duckett (TEMP) 5.5
13. George Rogers* (SC) 5.4
14. Mark Bright (TEMP) 5.4
15. Kenny Lewis (VATECH) 5.3
16. Albert Ray (RUT) 5.3
17. Ted Blackwell (RUT) 5.3
18. Spencer Clark* (SC) 5.3
19. Matt Suhey (PAST) 5.3
20. Malcolm Jones (NTX) 5.2
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Vagas Ferguson (NDAME) 17
2. Tony Collins (ECAR) 14
3. Bill Hurley (SYR) 12
  Leander Green (ECAR) 12
  Ricky Floyd (SMS) 12
6. Tony Kapetanis (CIN) 11
7. Booker Moore (PAST) 9
  Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 9
  Randy McMillan* (PITT) 9
10. Shelby Gamble (BC) 8
  Mark Lyles (FLST) 8
  George Rogers* (SC) 8
  Bill Fenn (ILST) 8
  Michael Morton (NVLV) 8
  Marv Christian (TLN) 8
16. Garry Harper* (SC) 7
  Nathan Johnson (LAMON) 7
  Kevin Duckett (TEMP) 7
  Mark Bright (TEMP) 7
  Sam Harrell (ECAR) 7
  Larry Gentry (NVLV) 7
  Don Ziesel (NOVA) 7
  Theodore Sutton (ECAR) 7
  Joe Morris (SYR) 7
  Tiko Beal (SMS) 7
  David Dorn (RUT) 7
Receptions
1. Alton Alexis (TLN) 47
  Rodney Holman (TLN) 47
3. Phil Johnson (HC) 46
4. Gerald Lucear (TEMP) 45
  Benjie Pryor* (PITT) 45
6. Ralph Still* (PITT) 43
  Sidney Snell (VATECH) 43
8. Sam Greene (NVLV) 40
  Art Monk (SYR) 40
10. Jackie Flowers (FLST) 37
  Pete Harvey (NTX) 37
12. Tim Odell (RUT) 34
13. Darrell Miller (WV) 33
  Wiley Pitts (TEMP) 33
15. Larry Brodsky (MIAFL) 30
16. Randy Liles (NWST) 29
  Jim Fitzpatrick (ILST) 29
18. Dean Masztak (NDAME) 28
19. Aaron Hagans (CIN) 27
  Mike Fortson (AF) 27
  Tony Hunter (NDAME) 27
  Ralph Williams (CIN) 27
  Barry Rubin (NWST) 27
  David Dorn (RUT) 27
Receiving Yards
1. Gerald Lucear (TEMP) 964
2. Sam Greene (NVLV) 821
3. Art Monk (SYR) 716
4. Sidney Snell (VATECH) 706
5. Tony Hunter (NDAME) 690
6. Phil Johnson (HC) 662
7. Pat Walker (MIAFL) 625
8. Jackie Flowers (FLST) 622
9. Rob Rikard (BC) 603
10. Benjie Pryor* (PITT) 588
11. Ralph Still* (PITT) 580
12. Alton Alexis (TLN) 557
13. Darrel Griffin (TLN) 532
14. Aaron Hagans (CIN) 531
15. Kris Kentera (GATECH) 526
16. Darrell Miller (WV) 507
17. Larry Brodsky (MIAFL) 495
18. Wiley Pitts (TEMP) 487
19. Billy Ray Washington (ECAR) 484
20. Rodney Holman (TLN) 478
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Pat Walker (MIAFL) 26.0
2. Tony Hunter (NDAME) 25.6
3. Rob Rikard (BC) 25.1
4. Gerald Lucear (TEMP) 21.4
5. Darrel Griffin (TLN) 21.3
6. Kris Kentera (GATECH) 21.0
7. Sam Greene (NVLV) 20.5
8. Aaron Hagans (CIN) 19.7
9. Art Monk (SYR) 17.9
10. Ralph Williams (CIN) 17.7
11. Pete Holohan (NDAME) 17.5
12. David Dorn (RUT) 17.3
13. Dean Barnett (NVLV) 17.3
14. John Ahern (HC) 17.1
15. Zion McKinney* (SC) 16.8
16. Jackie Flowers (FLST) 16.8
17. Larry Brodsky (MIAFL) 16.5
18. Sidney Snell (VATECH) 16.4
19. Jim Fitzpatrick (ILST) 16.3
20. Willie Sydnor (NOVA) 16.0
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Gerald Lucear (TEMP) 13
2. Sam Greene (NVLV) 9
3. Sidney Snell (VATECH) 7
  Ralph Still* (PITT) 7
  Jackie Flowers (FLST) 7
6. Randy Liles (NWST) 6
7. David Dorn (RUT) 5
  Rodney Holman (TLN) 5
  Darrel Griffin (TLN) 5
  Alton Alexis (TLN) 5
  Rob Rikard (BC) 5
  Wiley Pitts (TEMP) 5
13. Zion McKinney* (SC) 4
  Jim Freeman (COLG) 4
  Kris Kentera (GATECH) 4
  Darrell Miller (WV) 4
17. Marvin Harvey (SMS) 3
  Brett Davis (NVLV) 3
  Ed Schiefelbein (WMMARY) 3
  Hardis Johnson (FLST) 3
  Benjie Pryor* (PITT) 3
  Phil Johnson (HC) 3
  Jim Fitzpatrick (ILST) 3
  Angelo Colosimo (COLG) 3
  Robert Moses (TLN) 3
  Robert Cobb (NVLV) 3
  Art Monk (SYR) 3
  Brad Scovill (PAST) 3
  Cedric Thomas (WV) 3
  Leon Chadwick (GATECH) 3
  Marcus Anderson (TLN) 3
  Doug McCrary (ILST) 3
  Tony Sidor (SYR) 3
  Pat Walker (MIAFL) 3
  Dave Dent (NAVY) 3
  Ralph Williams (CIN) 3
  Randy Butler (LOU) 3
  Michael Morton (NVLV) 3
Plays From Scrimmage
1. George Rogers* (SC) 325
2. Vagas Ferguson (NDAME) 315
3. Bill Fenn (ILST) 284
4. Mark Lyles (FLST) 250
5. Joe Morris (SYR) 242
6. Dan Conway (BC) 211
7. Mark Bright (TEMP) 204
  Oliver Luck (WV) 204
9. Bill Hurley (SYR) 203
10. Matt Suhey (PAST) 198
  Randy McMillan* (PITT) 198
12. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 180
13. Sammy Winder (SMS) 174
  Larry Ewald (HC) 174
15. Nathan Johnson (LAMON) 167
16. Angelo Colosimo (COLG) 166
17. Shelby Gamble (BC) 165
  Tony Collins (ECAR) 165
19. Bernard Jackson (NTX) 164
20. Joe Delaney (NWST) 160
  Alvis Lang (WMMARY) 160
Yards From Scrimmage
1. George Rogers* (SC) 1821
2. Vagas Ferguson (NDAME) 1509
3. Joe Morris (SYR) 1410
4. Mark Bright (TEMP) 1232
5. Tony Collins (ECAR) 1222
  Mark Lyles (FLST) 1222
7. Bill Fenn (ILST) 1144
8. Michael Morton (NVLV) 1123
9. Matt Suhey (PAST) 1072
10. Randy McMillan* (PITT) 986
11. Gerald Lucear (TEMP) 964
12. Sam Greene (NVLV) 963
13. Dan Conway (BC) 954
14. Joe Delaney (NWST) 891
15. Theodore Sutton (ECAR) 844
16. Bernard Jackson (NTX) 826
17. David Dorn (RUT) 824
18. Bill Hurley (SYR) 813
19. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 807
20. Shelby Gamble (BC) 793
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Vagas Ferguson (NDAME) 17
2. Tony Collins (ECAR) 14
3. Gerald Lucear (TEMP) 13
4. Bill Hurley (SYR) 12
  Leander Green (ECAR) 12
  Ricky Floyd (SMS) 12
  David Dorn (RUT) 12
8. Michael Morton (NVLV) 11
  Tony Kapetanis (CIN) 11
10. Randy McMillan* (PITT) 10
11. Sam Greene (NVLV) 9
  Mark Lyles (FLST) 9
  Booker Moore (PAST) 9
  Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 9
  George Rogers* (SC) 9
16. Bill Fenn (ILST) 8
  Marv Christian (TLN) 8
  Shelby Gamble (BC) 8
  Don Ziesel (NOVA) 8
20. Sherman Myers (TEMP) 7
  Malcolm Jones (NTX) 7
  Kevin Duckett (TEMP) 7
  Tiko Beal (SMS) 7
  Ralph Still* (PITT) 7
  Sam Harrell (ECAR) 7
  Garry Harper* (SC) 7
  Nathan Johnson (LAMON) 7
  Mark Bright (TEMP) 7
  Larry Gentry (NVLV) 7
  Theodore Sutton (ECAR) 7
  Matt Suhey (PAST) 7
  Joe Morris (SYR) 7
  Joe Delaney (NWST) 7
  Sidney Snell (VATECH) 7
  Jackie Flowers (FLST) 7
Total Plays
1. Roch Hontas (TLN) 458
2. Oliver Luck (WV) 435
3. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 399
4. Bill Hurley (SYR) 361
5. Dave Ziebart (AF) 357
6. Tony Kapetanis (CIN) 317
7. George Rogers* (SC) 311
8. Pat O'Brien (NOVA) 307
9. Vagas Ferguson (NDAME) 302
10. Steve Casey (VATECH) 295
11. Leander Green (ECAR) 288
12. Bill Fenn (ILST) 281
13. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 280
14. Mike Rodrigue (MIAFL) 277
15. Ed McMichael (RUT) 272
16. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 269
17. Rusty Lisch (NDAME) 266
18. Kevin Betts (MEM) 258
19. Dan Marino* (PITT) 257
20. Jordan Case (NTX) 256
Total Yards
1. Roch Hontas (TLN) 2442
2. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 2352
3. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 2107
4. Bill Hurley (SYR) 2089
5. Rusty Lisch (NDAME) 1745
6. Leander Green (ECAR) 1714
7. Oliver Luck (WV) 1699
8. George Rogers* (SC) 1681
9. Sam King (NVLV) 1658
10. Steve Casey (VATECH) 1622
11. Dan Marino* (PITT) 1595
12. Tony Kapetanis (CIN) 1460
13. Ed McMichael (RUT) 1452
14. Vagas Ferguson (NDAME) 1437
15. Joe Morris (SYR) 1372
16. Pat O'Brien (NOVA) 1349
17. Dave Ziebart (AF) 1344
18. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 1285
19. Jay Palazola (BC) 1215
20. Mike Rodrigue (MIAFL) 1194
Total Touchdowns
1. Brian Broomell (TEMP) 26
2. Roch Hontas (TLN) 22
3. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 20
4. Bill Hurley (SYR) 18
5. Vagas Ferguson (NDAME) 17
  Sam King (NVLV) 17
7. Leander Green (ECAR) 15
8. Garry Harper* (SC) 14
  Tony Collins (ECAR) 14
  Tony Kapetanis (CIN) 14
11. Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 13
  Oliver Luck (WV) 13
  Ricky Floyd (SMS) 13
  Steve Casey (VATECH) 13
15. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 11
  Dan Marino* (PITT) 11
17. Pat O'Brien (NOVA) 10
  Bob Powers (NAVY) 10
  Kevin Betts (MEM) 10
20. John Marzo (COLG) 9
  Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 9
  Booker Moore (PAST) 9
  Randy McMillan* (PITT) 9