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1979 Independent Rushing Stats

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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)

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99 Players

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Sam Harrell East Carolina 81 596 7.4 7 9 61 6.8 0 90 657 7.3 7
2 Tony Collins East Carolina 154 1130 7.3 14 11 92 8.4 0 165 1222 7.4 14
3 Theodore Sutton East Carolina 120 817 6.8 7 2 27 13.5 0 122 844 6.9 7
4 Michael Morton Nevada-Las Vegas 143 881 6.2 8 16 242 15.1 3 159 1123 7.1 11
5 Eddie Meyers Navy 106 651 6.1 5 5 29 5.8 0 111 680 6.1 5
6 Mike Sherlock Navy 96 590 6.1 4 2 22 11.0 0 98 612 6.2 4
7 Joe Morris Syracuse 238 1372 5.8 7 4 38 9.5 0 242 1410 5.8 7
8 Reggie Reginelli Tulane 85 487 5.7 2 26 192 7.4 0 111 679 6.1 2
9 Robert Alexander West Virginia 118 656 5.6 2 9 50 5.6 0 127 706 5.6 2
10 Leon Walker Nevada-Las Vegas 109 612 5.6 2 6 50 8.3 1 115 662 5.8 3
11 Kevin Duckett Temple 111 608 5.5 7 1 16 16.0 0 112 624 5.6 7
12 Don Ziesel Villanova 106 587 5.5 7 5 71 14.2 1 111 658 5.9 8
13 George Rogers* South Carolina 311 1681 5.4 8 14 140 10.0 1 325 1821 5.6 9
14 Mark Bright Temple 193 1036 5.4 7 11 196 17.8 0 204 1232 6.0 7
15 Matt Suhey Penn State 185 973 5.3 6 13 99 7.6 1 198 1072 5.4 7
16 Kenny Lewis Virginia Tech 141 748 5.3 4 3 -8 -2.7 0 144 740 5.1 4
17 Spencer Clark* South Carolina 115 606 5.3 6 2 7 3.5 0 117 613 5.2 6
18 Albert Ray Rutgers 107 567 5.3 5 13 85 6.5 0 120 652 5.4 5
19 Ted Blackwell Rutgers 100 527 5.3 3 9 97 10.8 0 109 624 5.7 3
20 Joe Delaney Northwestern State 139 717 5.2 6 21 174 8.3 1 160 891 5.6 7
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Malcolm Jones North Texas 95 498 5.2 6 12 138 11.5 1 107 636 5.9 7
22 Shawn Passman Villanova 85 430 5.1 3 85 430 5.1 3
23 Mickey Fitzgerald Virginia Tech 80 401 5.0 2 5 54 10.8 0 85 455 5.4 2
24 Bernard Jackson North Texas 152 749 4.9 5 12 77 6.4 0 164 826 5.0 5
25 Ronny Cone Georgia Tech 126 617 4.9 4 6 42 7.0 0 132 659 5.0 4
26 Marv Christian Tulane 120 582 4.9 8 24 121 5.0 0 144 703 4.9 8
27 Brett Davis Nevada-Las Vegas 115 562 4.9 2 8 88 11.0 3 123 650 5.3 5
28 Vagas Ferguson Notre Dame 301 1437 4.8 17 14 72 5.1 0 315 1509 4.8 17
29 Michael Whiting Florida State 109 522 4.8 2 20 161 8.1 0 129 683 5.3 2
30 Barry Redden Richmond 88 420 4.8 1 6 19 3.2 0 94 439 4.7 1
31 Shelby Gamble Boston College 164 776 4.7 8 1 17 17.0 0 165 793 4.8 8
32 Leo Cage Memphis 128 599 4.7 3 12 47 3.9 0 140 646 4.6 3
33 Curt Warner Penn State 84 391 4.7 2 10 129 12.9 1 94 520 5.5 3
34 Eldridge Dixon West Virginia 101 461 4.6 4 5 37 7.4 0 106 498 4.7 4
35 James Bettis Cincinnati 75 343 4.6 0 5 39 7.8 0 80 382 4.8 0
36 Mark Lyles Florida State 225 1011 4.5 8 25 211 8.4 1 250 1222 4.9 9
37 Cyrus Lawrence Virginia Tech 177 791 4.5 9 3 16 5.3 0 180 807 4.5 9
38 Shelby Ball Air Force 129 575 4.5 1 4 21 5.3 0 133 596 4.5 1
39 Jay Palazola Boston College 103 468 4.5 2 103 468 4.5 2
40 Steve Callahan Navy 73 329 4.5 2 5 52 10.4 0 78 381 4.9 2
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
41 Brett Knecht Northwestern State 68 305 4.5 1 4 24 6.0 0 72 329 4.6 1
42 Mark Schroeder Northwestern State 62 279 4.5 2 8 53 6.6 1 70 332 4.7 3
43 Dan Conway Boston College 196 856 4.4 6 15 98 6.5 0 211 954 4.5 6
44 Randy McMillan* Pittsburgh 184 802 4.4 9 14 184 13.1 1 198 986 5.0 10
45 Sammy Winder Southern Mississippi 173 749 4.3 3 1 7 7.0 0 174 756 4.3 3
46 Greg Hickman Louisville 150 648 4.3 4 1 4 4.0 0 151 652 4.3 4
47 Leander Green East Carolina 147 632 4.3 12 147 632 4.3 12
48 George Johns Louisiana-Monroe 140 602 4.3 5 2 11 5.5 0 142 613 4.3 5
49 Booker Moore Penn State 131 555 4.2 9 8 73 9.1 0 139 628 4.5 9
50 Mike Doneff Illinois State 118 486 4.1 2 5 30 6.0 0 123 516 4.2 2
51 Mike Fortson Air Force 87 354 4.1 0 27 177 6.6 0 114 531 4.7 0
52 Bill Fenn Illinois State 280 1106 4.0 8 4 38 9.5 0 284 1144 4.0 8
53 Bill Hurley Syracuse 203 813 4.0 12 203 813 4.0 12
54 Mike Gold Villanova 123 487 4.0 3 6 60 10.0 0 129 547 4.2 3
55 David Dorn Rutgers 90 356 4.0 7 27 468 17.3 5 117 824 7.0 12
56 Don Craft Louisville 86 347 4.0 2 6 79 13.2 0 92 426 4.6 2
57 Keith Best William & Mary 82 326 4.0 1 1 14 14.0 0 83 340 4.1 1
58 Alvis Lang William & Mary 151 590 3.9 4 9 62 6.9 1 160 652 4.1 5
59 Rooster Jones* Pittsburgh 105 407 3.9 6 20 122 6.1 0 125 529 4.2 6
60 Chris Hobbs Miami (FL) 105 406 3.9 2 16 141 8.8 0 121 547 4.5 2
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
61 Crocky Nangle Holy Cross 94 368 3.9 6 2 4 2.0 0 96 372 3.9 6
62 Steve Dorsey* South Carolina 89 345 3.9 1 2 13 6.5 0 91 358 3.9 1
63 Calvin Jones Southern Mississippi 79 307 3.9 0 79 307 3.9 0
64 Larry Ewald Holy Cross 160 614 3.8 4 14 139 9.9 0 174 753 4.3 4
65 Ricky Floyd Southern Mississippi 120 461 3.8 12 1 17 17.0 0 121 478 4.0 12
66 Ken Mandeville Syracuse 105 397 3.8 5 105 397 3.8 5
67 Jimmy Hill Army 118 441 3.7 1 7 27 3.9 0 125 468 3.7 1
68 Jesse Williams Richmond 112 417 3.7 1 7 57 8.1 0 119 474 4.0 1
69 Tiko Beal Southern Mississippi 107 397 3.7 7 1 16 16.0 0 108 413 3.8 7
70 Clarence Gaines William & Mary 95 348 3.7 1 2 14 7.0 0 97 362 3.7 1
71 Angelo Colosimo Colgate 153 557 3.6 3 13 214 16.5 3 166 771 4.6 6
72 Nathan Johnson Louisiana-Monroe 153 549 3.6 7 14 133 9.5 0 167 682 4.1 7
73 Richard Locke Memphis 143 515 3.6 4 9 55 6.1 1 152 570 3.8 5
74 Bo Thomas Georgia Tech 99 360 3.6 0 17 151 8.9 0 116 511 4.4 0
75 Bryant Moore Rutgers 83 301 3.6 2 3 28 9.3 0 86 329 3.8 2
76 Jim Freeman Colgate 76 276 3.6 1 25 283 11.3 4 101 559 5.5 5
77 Freddy Jacobs* Pittsburgh 90 316 3.5 1 22 176 8.0 1 112 492 4.4 2
78 Lester Johnson Rutgers 69 237 3.4 3 9 38 4.2 0 78 275 3.5 3
79 Pat O'Brien Villanova 142 462 3.3 4 142 462 3.3 4
80 Bo Haden Louisville 104 338 3.3 3 6 69 11.5 0 110 407 3.7 3
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
81 Smokey Roan Miami (FL) 97 307 3.2 4 19 132 6.9 0 116 439 3.8 4
82 Duane Flowers Navy 78 252 3.2 1 1 17 17.0 0 79 269 3.4 1
83 Larry Gentry Nevada-Las Vegas 92 254 2.8 7 92 254 2.8 7
84 John Marzo Colgate 64 160 2.5 1 64 160 2.5 1
85 Oliver Luck West Virginia 204 407 2.0 5 204 407 2.0 5
86 Dave Ziebart Air Force 134 256 1.9 2 1 15 15.0 0 135 271 2.0 2
87 Steve Casey Virginia Tech 105 203 1.9 3 105 203 1.9 3
88 Kevin Betts Memphis 104 200 1.9 4 104 200 1.9 4
89 Bob Powers Navy 96 128 1.3 3 96 128 1.3 3
90 Jerryl Bennett Army 83 96 1.2 0 83 96 1.2 0
91 Roch Hontas Tulane 91 97 1.1 1 91 97 1.1 1
92 Mike Kelley Georgia Tech 99 56 0.6 1 99 56 0.6 1
93 Chris Garrity William & Mary 86 52 0.6 2 86 52 0.6 2
94 Tony Kapetanis Cincinnati 93 46 0.5 11 93 46 0.5 11
95 Garry Harper* South Carolina 87 44 0.5 7 87 44 0.5 7
96 Dane McDaniel Southern Mississippi 90 34 0.4 2 1 20 20.0 0 91 54 0.6 2
97 Mike Rodrigue Miami (FL) 76 -3 0.0 2 76 -3 0.0 2
98 Kenny Philibert Northwestern State 59 -27 -0.5 1 59 -27 -0.5 1
99 Jordan Case North Texas 89 -52 -0.6 3 89 -52 -0.6 3