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1980 Independent Leaders

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Record: 180-156-4, .535 W-L% (2nd of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 2.16 (7th of 14) ▪ SOS: 0.83 (7th of 14)

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. John Holman (LAMON) 187
2. Nickie Hall (TLN) 159
3. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 148
4. Ed McMichael (RUT) 146
5. Oliver Luck (WV) 135
6. Dave Boisture (HC) 133
7. Steve Krainock (RICH) 130
8. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 129
9. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 121
10. Dan Marino* (PITT) 116
11. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 113
12. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 109
13. Wayne Schuchts (COLG) 101
14. Steve Casey (VATECH) 97
  Reggie Collier (SMS) 97
16. John Loughery (BC) 94
17. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 90
18. Rick Trocano* (PITT) 88
19. Garry Harper (SC) 83
20. Dave Warner (SYR) 81
Pass Attempts
1. John Holman (LAMON) 350
2. Nickie Hall (TLN) 322
3. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 315
4. Dave Boisture (HC) 262
5. Oliver Luck (WV) 254
6. Steve Krainock (RICH) 250
7. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 236
8. Ed McMichael (RUT) 229
9. John Loughery (BC) 225
10. Dan Marino* (PITT) 224
11. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 209
12. Wayne Schuchts (COLG) 206
  Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 206
14. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 201
15. Reggie Collier (SMS) 199
16. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 191
17. Darrell Martin (MEM) 185
18. Steve Casey (VATECH) 176
19. Dave Warner (SYR) 167
  Pat Patterson (LOU) 167
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Ed McMichael (RUT) 63.8
2. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 60.2
3. Steve Casey (VATECH) 55.1
4. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 54.7
5. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 54.1
6. John Holman (LAMON) 53.4
7. Oliver Luck (WV) 53.1
8. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 52.9
9. Steve Krainock (RICH) 52.0
10. Dan Marino* (PITT) 51.8
11. Garry Harper (SC) 51.6
12. Dave Boisture (HC) 50.8
13. Nickie Hall (TLN) 49.4
14. Wayne Schuchts (COLG) 49.0
15. Reggie Collier (SMS) 48.7
16. Dave Warner (SYR) 48.5
17. Todd Blackledge (PAST) 47.8
18. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 47.1
19. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 47.0
20. Fred Reitzel (NAVY) 46.6
Passing Yards
1. John Holman (LAMON) 2444
2. Nickie Hall (TLN) 2039
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 1874
4. Ed McMichael (RUT) 1761
5. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 1691
6. Dave Boisture (HC) 1659
7. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 1654
8. Steve Krainock (RICH) 1653
9. Dan Marino* (PITT) 1609
10. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 1582
11. Wayne Schuchts (COLG) 1556
12. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 1519
  John Loughery (BC) 1519
14. Rick Trocano* (PITT) 1401
15. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 1377
16. Reggie Collier (SMS) 1268
17. Garry Harper (SC) 1150
18. Steve Casey (VATECH) 1119
19. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 1097
20. Jerryl Bennett (ARMY) 1065
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 8.1
2. Ed McMichael (RUT) 7.7
3. Wayne Schuchts (COLG) 7.6
4. Oliver Luck (WV) 7.4
5. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 7.4
6. Dan Marino* (PITT) 7.2
7. Garry Harper (SC) 7.1
8. John Holman (LAMON) 7.0
9. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 6.9
10. John Loughery (BC) 6.8
11. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 6.7
12. Steve Krainock (RICH) 6.6
13. Todd Blackledge (PAST) 6.5
14. Jerryl Bennett (ARMY) 6.4
15. Reggie Collier (SMS) 6.4
16. Steve Casey (VATECH) 6.4
17. Nickie Hall (TLN) 6.3
18. Dave Boisture (HC) 6.3
19. Dave Warner (SYR) 6.0
20. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 5.7
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 6.9
2. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 6.8
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 6.7
4. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 6.6
5. Ed McMichael (RUT) 6.4
6. Reggie Collier (SMS) 6.4
7. Dan Marino* (PITT) 5.7
8. John Holman (LAMON) 5.3
9. Nickie Hall (TLN) 5.3
10. Wayne Schuchts (COLG) 5.2
11. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 5.2
12. Jerryl Bennett (ARMY) 5.0
13. Garry Harper (SC) 5.0
14. Steve Krainock (RICH) 4.6
15. Fred Reitzel (NAVY) 4.5
16. John Loughery (BC) 4.3
17. Steve Casey (VATECH) 4.3
18. Dave Boisture (HC) 4.2
19. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 3.8
20. Todd Blackledge (PAST) 3.7
Passing Touchdowns
1. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 22
2. Nickie Hall (TLN) 21
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 19
4. John Holman (LAMON) 15
  Dan Marino* (PITT) 15
  Rick Stockstill (FLST) 15
7. Steve Casey (VATECH) 13
8. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 11
  Rick Trocano* (PITT) 11
  Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 11
11. Wayne Schuchts (COLG) 10
  Ed McMichael (RUT) 10
13. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 9
14. Steve Krainock (RICH) 8
  Mark Gabrisch (NVLV) 8
16. Reggie Collier (SMS) 7
  Todd Blackledge (PAST) 7
  Fred Reitzel (NAVY) 7
19. John Loughery (BC) 6
  Tink Murphy (TEMP) 6
  Jerryl Bennett (ARMY) 6
  Dave Boisture (HC) 6
Passing Interceptions
1. John Holman (LAMON) 20
2. Nickie Hall (TLN) 17
3. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 16
  Darrell Martin (MEM) 16
  Dave Warner (SYR) 16
6. Steve Krainock (RICH) 15
  Wayne Schuchts (COLG) 15
  John Loughery (BC) 15
  Dave Boisture (HC) 15
10. Steve Casey (VATECH) 14
  Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 14
  Dan Marino* (PITT) 14
13. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 13
  Rick Trocano* (PITT) 13
  Todd Blackledge (PAST) 13
  Danny Barrett (CIN) 13
17. Oliver Luck (WV) 12
  Tink Murphy (TEMP) 12
19. Ed McMichael (RUT) 11
20. Ted Peeples (GATECH) 10
  Garry Harper (SC) 10
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 141.5
2. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 134.4
3. Ed McMichael (RUT) 133.2
4. Oliver Luck (WV) 130.4
5. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 125.7
6. Dan Marino* (PITT) 121.7
7. Steve Casey (VATECH) 117.0
8. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 115.3
9. John Holman (LAMON) 114.8
10. Wayne Schuchts (COLG) 113.9
11. Nickie Hall (TLN) 113.5
12. Reggie Collier (SMS) 110.9
13. Garry Harper (SC) 109.4
14. Steve Krainock (RICH) 106.1
15. Jerryl Bennett (ARMY) 102.6
16. Todd Blackledge (PAST) 100.8
17. Dave Boisture (HC) 100.1
18. Fred Reitzel (NAVY) 99.0
19. John Loughery (BC) 94.0
20. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 93.2
Rush Attempts
1. George Rogers (SC) 297
2. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 271
3. Malcolm Jones (NTX) 254
4. Barry Redden (RICH) 247
5. Sammy Winder (SMS) 237
6. Sam Platt (FLST) 224
7. James Bettis (CIN) 212
8. Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 204
  Robert Alexander (WV) 204
10. Curt Warner (PAST) 196
11. Jim Stone (NDAME) 192
12. Walter Easley (WV) 189
13. Albert Ray (RUT) 187
14. Gerald Walker (ARMY) 186
  Phil Carter (NDAME) 186
16. Shelby Gamble (BC) 181
17. Bill Fenn (ILST) 177
18. Ted Blackwell (RUT) 162
19. Dave Warner (SYR) 153
20. Smokey Roan (MIAFL) 152
  Mark Covington (HC) 152
Rushing Yards
1. George Rogers (SC) 1781
2. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 1221
3. Barry Redden (RICH) 1151
4. Malcolm Jones (NTX) 1144
5. James Bettis (CIN) 1106
6. Robert Alexander (WV) 1064
7. Sammy Winder (SMS) 996
8. Sam Platt (FLST) 983
9. Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 957
10. Curt Warner (PAST) 922
11. Gerald Walker (ARMY) 917
12. Jim Stone (NDAME) 908
13. Walter Easley (WV) 833
14. Phil Carter (NDAME) 822
15. Albert Ray (RUT) 778
16. Nathan Johnson (LAMON) 763
17. Ted Blackwell (RUT) 748
18. Joe Morris (SYR) 732
19. Booker Moore (PAST) 707
20. Shelby Gamble (BC) 702
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Michael Morton (NVLV) 7.0
2. George Rogers (SC) 6.0
3. Booker Moore (PAST) 5.9
4. Lee English (NTX) 5.9
5. Richard Williams (MEM) 5.5
6. Joel Coles (PAST) 5.4
7. Johnnie Wright (SC) 5.4
8. Rich Erenberg (COLG) 5.3
9. Mike Hawkins (ECAR) 5.3
10. Marvin Lewis (TLN) 5.3
11. Ricky Williams (FLST) 5.2
12. James Bettis (CIN) 5.2
13. Robert Alexander (WV) 5.2
14. Joe Morris (SYR) 5.1
15. Nathan Johnson (LAMON) 5.1
16. Kevin Duckett (TEMP) 5.0
17. Glenn Moore (SYR) 4.9
18. Percy Reeves (SC) 4.9
19. Gerald Walker (ARMY) 4.9
20. Don Craft (LOU) 4.9
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Sammy Winder (SMS) 20
2. George Rogers (SC) 14
3. Randy McMillan* (PITT) 10
  Barry Redden (RICH) 10
5. Walter Easley (WV) 8
  Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 8
  Shelby Gamble (BC) 8
  Fred Reitzel (NAVY) 8
9. Malcolm Jones (NTX) 7
  Jim Stone (NDAME) 7
  Shawn Passman (NOVA) 7
  Dave Warner (SYR) 7
  Anthony Collins (ECAR) 7
  Nickie Hall (TLN) 7
15. Nathan Johnson (LAMON) 6
  Phil Carter (NDAME) 6
  Michael Whiting (FLST) 6
  Sam Platt (FLST) 6
  Michael Morton (NVLV) 6
  Curt Warner (PAST) 6
  Dewayne Robinson (LAMON) 6
  Gerald Walker (ARMY) 6
  Garry Harper (SC) 6
Receptions
1. Ken Tweedy (RICH) 53
2. Tim Odell (RUT) 49
3. Brian Kelley (HC) 48
4. Mike Fahnestock (ARMY) 47
  Pete Harvey (NTX) 47
  Benjie Pryor* (PITT) 47
7. Ed Schiefelbein (WMMARY) 46
  Tom Rogers (COLG) 46
9. Robert Griffin (TLN) 45
10. Sam Greene (NVLV) 43
  Sidney Snell (VATECH) 43
12. Rodney Holman (TLN) 42
13. Anthony Rome (LAMON) 41
14. Mike Redding (HC) 40
15. Willie Collier* (PITT) 37
16. Ted Blackwell (RUT) 36
17. John Ahern (HC) 34
  Ralph Williams (CIN) 34
19. Kurt Wrigley (WMMARY) 33
  Larry Brodsky (MIAFL) 33
Receiving Yards
1. Mike Fahnestock (ARMY) 937
2. Sam Greene (NVLV) 859
3. Dwight Collins* (PITT) 827
4. Robert Griffin (TLN) 801
5. Ed Schiefelbein (WMMARY) 775
6. Ken Tweedy (RICH) 736
7. Tom Rogers (COLG) 720
8. Tim Odell (RUT) 718
9. Brian Kelley (HC) 639
10. Cedric Thomas (WV) 607
11. Willie Collier* (PITT) 594
12. Benjie Pryor* (PITT) 574
13. Larry Brodsky (MIAFL) 570
14. Sidney Snell (VATECH) 568
15. John Ahern (HC) 566
16. Anthony Rome (LAMON) 562
17. Bobby Lewis (LAMON) 521
18. Mike Redding (HC) 500
19. Pete Harvey (NTX) 496
20. Marlon Heggs (GATECH) 483
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Dwight Collins* (PITT) 27.6
2. Sam Greene (NVLV) 20.0
3. Mike Fahnestock (ARMY) 19.9
4. Cedric Thomas (WV) 19.6
5. Bobby Lewis (LAMON) 19.3
6. Rob Rikard (BC) 19.2
7. Kenny Jackson (PAST) 18.4
8. Robert Griffin (TLN) 17.8
9. Horace Smith (SC) 17.5
10. Hardis Johnson (FLST) 17.5
11. Jerry Knowlton (MEM) 17.4
12. Larry Brodsky (MIAFL) 17.3
13. Darrell Miller (WV) 17.1
14. Ed Schiefelbein (WMMARY) 16.8
15. Marlon Heggs (GATECH) 16.7
16. John Ahern (HC) 16.6
17. Willie Collier* (PITT) 16.1
18. Jon Schoen (BC) 15.7
19. Tom Rogers (COLG) 15.7
20. Kenny Robinson (LOU) 15.4
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Sam Greene (NVLV) 11
2. Robert Griffin (TLN) 10
  Dwight Collins* (PITT) 10
  Cedric Thomas (WV) 10
5. Hardis Johnson (FLST) 9
6. Sidney Snell (VATECH) 8
7. Mike Fahnestock (ARMY) 7
  Willie Collier* (PITT) 7
9. Marcus Anderson (TLN) 6
  Mitch Renfro (LAMON) 6
11. Robert Cobb (NVLV) 5
  Ed Schiefelbein (WMMARY) 5
  Pete Harvey (NTX) 5
  Kenny Jackson (PAST) 5
15. Tom Rogers (COLG) 4
  Tim Odell (RUT) 4
  Benjie Pryor* (PITT) 4
  Rob Purdham (VATECH) 4
  Jerry Knowlton (MEM) 4
20. Larry Pruitt (ARMY) 3
  Pat Walker (MIAFL) 3
  Ken Tweedy (RICH) 3
  Greg Papajohn (NAVY) 3
  Ted Blackwell (RUT) 3
  David Dorn (RUT) 3
  Dennis McKinnon (FLST) 3
  Leon Chadwick (GATECH) 3
  Gerald Lucear (TEMP) 3
  Curt Gainer (NAVY) 3
  Mark Cooper (MIAFL) 3
  Darral Hambrick (NVLV) 3
  Billy Evans (WV) 3
  Ron Battle (NTX) 3
  Marvin Harvey (SMS) 3
  Mike Redding (HC) 3
  Bobby Lewis (LAMON) 3
  Larry Brodsky (MIAFL) 3
Plays From Scrimmage
1. George Rogers (SC) 304
2. Malcolm Jones (NTX) 277
3. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 271
4. Barry Redden (RICH) 256
5. Sammy Winder (SMS) 241
6. Sam Platt (FLST) 238
7. Robert Alexander (WV) 235
8. James Bettis (CIN) 232
9. Curt Warner (PAST) 209
  Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 209
11. Albert Ray (RUT) 207
12. Gerald Walker (ARMY) 199
13. Ted Blackwell (RUT) 198
14. Walter Easley (WV) 196
15. Jim Stone (NDAME) 195
16. Phil Carter (NDAME) 191
17. Shelby Gamble (BC) 183
18. Bill Fenn (ILST) 181
19. Nathan Johnson (LAMON) 179
20. Randy McMillan* (PITT) 166
Yards From Scrimmage
1. George Rogers (SC) 1804
2. Malcolm Jones (NTX) 1394
3. Robert Alexander (WV) 1393
4. James Bettis (CIN) 1390
5. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 1221
6. Barry Redden (RICH) 1191
7. Sam Platt (FLST) 1094
8. Ted Blackwell (RUT) 1024
9. Sammy Winder (SMS) 1017
10. Curt Warner (PAST) 1014
11. Gerald Walker (ARMY) 988
12. Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 983
13. Sam Greene (NVLV) 943
14. Jim Stone (NDAME) 937
  Mike Fahnestock (ARMY) 937
16. Nathan Johnson (LAMON) 926
17. Randy McMillan* (PITT) 907
18. Albert Ray (RUT) 890
19. Walter Easley (WV) 885
20. Phil Carter (NDAME) 849
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Sammy Winder (SMS) 20
2. George Rogers (SC) 14
3. Sam Greene (NVLV) 11
  Randy McMillan* (PITT) 11
5. Cedric Thomas (WV) 10
  Barry Redden (RICH) 10
  Robert Griffin (TLN) 10
  Dwight Collins* (PITT) 10
9. Hardis Johnson (FLST) 9
10. Sidney Snell (VATECH) 8
  Walter Easley (WV) 8
  Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 8
  Malcolm Jones (NTX) 8
  Fred Reitzel (NAVY) 8
  Dewayne Robinson (LAMON) 8
  Shelby Gamble (BC) 8
17. Michael Morton (NVLV) 7
  Jim Stone (NDAME) 7
  Tom McChesney (COLG) 7
  Willie Collier* (PITT) 7
  Shawn Passman (NOVA) 7
  Dave Warner (SYR) 7
  Anthony Collins (ECAR) 7
  Mike Fahnestock (ARMY) 7
  Nickie Hall (TLN) 7
Total Plays
1. Nickie Hall (TLN) 457
2. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 437
3. John Holman (LAMON) 382
4. Oliver Luck (WV) 350
5. Reggie Collier (SMS) 326
  Dave Boisture (HC) 326
7. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 325
8. Steve Krainock (RICH) 322
9. Dave Warner (SYR) 320
10. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 308
11. John Loughery (BC) 299
12. George Rogers (SC) 297
13. Darrell Martin (MEM) 294
14. Ed McMichael (RUT) 276
15. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 272
16. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 271
17. Wayne Schuchts (COLG) 268
18. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 267
19. Malcolm Jones (NTX) 255
20. Barry Redden (RICH) 249
Total Yards
1. John Holman (LAMON) 2389
2. Nickie Hall (TLN) 2298
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 1890
4. George Rogers (SC) 1781
5. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 1743
6. Steve Krainock (RICH) 1739
7. Reggie Collier (SMS) 1732
8. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 1715
9. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 1671
10. Wayne Schuchts (COLG) 1652
11. Dave Boisture (HC) 1610
12. Dan Marino* (PITT) 1556
13. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 1555
14. Rick Trocano* (PITT) 1552
15. Ed McMichael (RUT) 1548
16. Dave Warner (SYR) 1540
17. John Loughery (BC) 1421
18. Steve Casey (VATECH) 1287
19. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 1282
20. Jerryl Bennett (ARMY) 1239
Total Touchdowns
1. Nickie Hall (TLN) 28
2. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 24
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 22
4. Sammy Winder (SMS) 20
5. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 17
6. John Holman (LAMON) 16
7. Dan Marino* (PITT) 15
  Fred Reitzel (NAVY) 15
9. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 14
  Steve Casey (VATECH) 14
  George Rogers (SC) 14
  Rick Trocano* (PITT) 14
13. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 13
14. Garry Harper (SC) 11
  Wayne Schuchts (COLG) 11
  Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 11
17. Ed McMichael (RUT) 10
  Dave Warner (SYR) 10
  Steve Krainock (RICH) 10
  Randy McMillan* (PITT) 10
  Barry Redden (RICH) 10