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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. Oliver Luck (WV) 103
  Jordan Case (NTX) 103
  Sam King (NVLV) 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. Earle Mulrane (ARMY) 160
  Kenny Philibert (NWST) 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. Steve Casey (VATECH) 10
  Dan Marino* (PITT) 10
  Mike Kelley (GATECH) 10
9. Oliver Luck (WV) 8
  John Marzo (COLG) 8
  Dayle Tate (PAST) 8
12. Kenny Philibert (NWST) 7
  Garry Harper* (SC) 7
  Ed McMichael (RUT) 7
  Bob Powers (NAVY) 7
16. Kevin Betts (MEM) 6
  Pat O'Brien (NOVA) 6
  Bill Hurley (SYR) 6
19. Earle Mulrane (ARMY) 5
  Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 5
  Wally Woodham (FLST) 5
  Butch Monaghan (ILST) 5
  Dave Ziebart (AF) 5
  Neil Solomon (HC) 5
  Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 5

Passing Interceptions

1. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 19
2. Mike Rodrigue (MIAFL) 16
3. Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 14
  Roch Hontas (TLN) 14
5. Greg Gregory (RICH) 13
  Steve Casey (VATECH) 13
  Tony Kapetanis (CIN) 13
8. Oliver Luck (WV) 12
  Dave Ziebart (AF) 12
10. Dayle Tate (PAST) 11
  Earle Mulrane (ARMY) 11
  Pat O'Brien (NOVA) 11
  Brian Broomell (TEMP) 11
14. Stu Stram (LOU) 10
  Rusty Lisch (NDAME) 10
  Sam King (NVLV) 10
  Kenny Philibert (NWST) 10
  Jay Palazola (BC) 10
  John Marzo (COLG) 10
  Kevin Betts (MEM) 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

Receptions

1. Rodney Holman (TLN) 47
  Alton Alexis (TLN) 47
3. Phil Johnson (HC) 46
4. Benjie Pryor* (PITT) 45
  Gerald Lucear (TEMP) 45
6. Sidney Snell (VATECH) 43
  Ralph Still* (PITT) 43
8. Art Monk (SYR) 40
  Sam Greene (NVLV) 40
10. Pete Harvey (NTX) 37
  Jackie Flowers (FLST) 37
12. Tim Odell (RUT) 34
13. Wiley Pitts (TEMP) 33
  Darrell Miller (WV) 33
15. Larry Brodsky (MIAFL) 30
16. Jim Fitzpatrick (ILST) 29
  Randy Liles (NWST) 29
18. Dean Masztak (NDAME) 28
19. Ralph Williams (CIN) 27
  Barry Rubin (NWST) 27
  David Dorn (RUT) 27
  Aaron Hagans (CIN) 27
  Mike Fortson (AF) 27
  Tony Hunter (NDAME) 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

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. Oliver Luck (WV) 204
  Mark Bright (TEMP) 204
9. Bill Hurley (SYR) 203
10. Randy McMillan* (PITT) 198
  Matt Suhey (PAST) 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. Tony Collins (ECAR) 165
  Shelby Gamble (BC) 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. Mark Lyles (FLST) 1222
  Tony Collins (ECAR) 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

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. Tony Kapetanis (CIN) 14
  Tony Collins (ECAR) 14
  Garry Harper* (SC) 14
11. Oliver Luck (WV) 13
  Steve Casey (VATECH) 13
  Ricky Floyd (SMS) 13
  Jimmy Jordan (FLST) 13
15. Mike Kelley (GATECH) 11
  Dan Marino* (PITT) 11
17. Kevin Betts (MEM) 10
  Pat O'Brien (NOVA) 10
  Bob Powers (NAVY) 10
20. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 9
  John Marzo (COLG) 9
  Booker Moore (PAST) 9
  Randy McMillan* (PITT) 9