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1979 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 183-175-10, .511 W-L% (1st 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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Florida State 11 1 0 .917 0 0 0 27.2 13.3 16.08 4.24
Pittsburgh 11 1 0 .917 0 0 0 24.3 9.7 18.27 5.35
Nevada-Las Vegas 9 1 2 .833 0 0 0 30.8 25.0 -0.93 -7.76
Temple 10 2 0 .833 0 0 0 33.3 16.5 14.79 0.54
Tulane 9 3 0 .750 0 0 0 26.5 14.9 13.23 3.48
Rutgers 8 3 0 .727 0 0 0 22.1 15.8 3.78 -3.68
East Carolina 7 3 1 .682 0 0 0 34.5 17.5 8.99 -2.47
Penn State 8 4 0 .667 0 0 0 21.4 14.8 15.58 9.41
South Carolina 8 4 0 .667 0 0 0 20.5 17.1 11.59 8.59
Navy 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 16.4 14.0 3.04 -0.14
Notre Dame 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 22.1 17.9 12.97 8.15
Southern Mississippi 6 4 1 .591 0 0 0 20.7 13.3 6.78 1.05
Syracuse 7 5 0 .583 0 0 0 27.0 24.4 8.00 5.42
Colgate 5 4 1 .550 0 0 0 14.7 16.3 -14.98 -14.28
Boston College 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 19.5 19.5 0.77 1.59
Holy Cross 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 15.8 16.3 -11.03 -10.12
Memphis 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 15.1 20.3 -3.87 -1.14
Miami (FL) 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 17.4 21.5 0.60 4.23
North Texas 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 16.5 21.4 -6.27 -1.91
Villanova 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 20.1 20.9 -7.09 -6.00
Virginia Tech 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 20.4 20.2 1.26 2.08
West Virginia 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 16.8 25.4 1.11 7.39
Georgia Tech 4 6 1 .409 0 0 0 13.8 17.3 1.67 4.85
Louisville 4 6 1 .409 0 0 0 15.2 18.4 -2.30 1.06
Connecticut 3 6 2 .364 0 0 0 13.1 15.7 -11.35 -8.99
William & Mary 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 12.6 20.5 -12.62 -5.26
Northwestern State 3 6 0 .333 0 0 0 15.9 28.1 -16.70 -6.03
Illinois State 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 17.6 23.0 -16.03 -9.94
Louisiana-Monroe 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 14.4 19.2 -13.88 -8.97
Army 2 8 1 .227 0 0 0 8.7 28.0 -8.56 4.90
Air Force 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 11.5 23.0 -10.27 -0.45
Cincinnati 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 14.2 25.5 -6.88 3.76
Richmond 0 11 0 .000 0 0 0 7.2 24.6 -18.28 -2.91

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 Final
Florida State 19 18 14 12 9 9 7 8 6 7 5 5 4 4 6
Pittsburgh 17 16 13       17 12 12 12 11 11 11 10 7
Temple                     18     20 17
Penn State 5 7 6 18         19     20 19   20
Navy             20 17              
Notre Dame 9 9 5 15 10 10 9 14 13 13          
South Carolina                   19   19 17 16  
Tulane                     20 18 16 15  

6 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1980-01-01 Orange Bowl Oklahoma 24 Florida State 7 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1979-12-29 Hall of Fame Classic Missouri 24 South Carolina 14 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)
1979-12-25 Fiesta Bowl Pittsburgh 16 Arizona 10 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1979-12-22 Liberty Bowl Penn State 9 Tulane 6 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1979-12-15 Garden State Bowl Temple 28 California 17 Garden State Bowl (East Rutherford, NJ)
1979-12-15 Independence Bowl Syracuse 31 McNeese State 7 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Jordan Case (North Texas) 61.7
2. Ed McMichael (Rutgers) 58.8
3. Roch Hontas (Tulane) 58.6
4. Dan Marino* (Pittsburgh) 58.6
5. Brian Broomell (Temple) 56.1
6. Steve Casey (Virginia Tech) 55.3
7. Sam King (Nevada-Las Vegas) 54.8
8. Dave Ziebart (Air Force) 52.9
9. Dayle Tate (Penn State) 52.3
10. Rusty Lisch (Notre Dame) 51.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Brian Broomell (Temple) 9.6
2. Sam King (Nevada-Las Vegas) 7.4
3. Bill Hurley (Syracuse) 6.8
4. Rusty Lisch (Notre Dame) 6.8
5. Dan Marino* (Pittsburgh) 6.6
6. Ed McMichael (Rutgers) 6.4
7. Jordan Case (North Texas) 6.2
8. Bob Powers (Navy) 5.8
9. Roch Hontas (Tulane) 5.8
10. Steve Casey (Virginia Tech) 5.4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Brian Broomell (Temple) 162.3
2. Sam King (Nevada-Las Vegas) 136.4
3. Dan Marino* (Pittsburgh) 128.9
4. Ed McMichael (Rutgers) 124.0
5. Roch Hontas (Tulane) 123.5
6. Steve Casey (Virginia Tech) 121.7
7. Bill Hurley (Syracuse) 121.5
8. Jordan Case (North Texas) 120.8
9. Rusty Lisch (Notre Dame) 120.6
10. Jimmy Jordan (Florida State) 111.4

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Pat Walker (Miami (FL)) 26.0
2. Tony Hunter (Notre Dame) 25.6
3. Rob Rikard (Boston College) 25.1
4. Gerald Lucear (Temple) 21.4
5. Darrel Griffin (Tulane) 21.3
6. Kris Kentera (Georgia Tech) 21.0
7. Sam Greene (Nevada-Las Vegas) 20.5
8. Aaron Hagans (Cincinnati) 19.7
9. Art Monk (Syracuse) 17.9
10. Ralph Williams (Cincinnati) 17.7

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Gary Henry (Florida State) 2

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Dave Waymer (Notre Dame) 2