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1980 Independent Rushing Stats

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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)

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79 Players

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Michael Morton Nevada-Las Vegas 79 552 7.0 6 13 153 11.8 1 92 705 7.7 7
2 George Rogers South Carolina 297 1781 6.0 14 7 23 3.3 0 304 1804 5.9 14
3 Booker Moore Penn State 120 707 5.9 4 3 32 10.7 0 123 739 6.0 4
4 Lee English North Texas 111 652 5.9 3 12 147 12.3 0 123 799 6.5 3
5 Richard Williams Memphis 80 438 5.5 4 10 82 8.2 0 90 520 5.8 4
6 Johnnie Wright South Carolina 86 465 5.4 3 2 17 8.5 0 88 482 5.5 3
7 Joel Coles Penn State 75 406 5.4 1 3 24 8.0 0 78 430 5.5 1
8 Rich Erenberg Colgate 93 496 5.3 2 23 293 12.7 2 116 789 6.8 4
9 Marvin Lewis Tulane 80 424 5.3 3 10 50 5.0 0 90 474 5.3 3
10 Mike Hawkins East Carolina 78 415 5.3 4 14 111 7.9 1 92 526 5.7 5
11 James Bettis Cincinnati 212 1106 5.2 2 20 284 14.2 1 232 1390 6.0 3
12 Robert Alexander West Virginia 204 1064 5.2 5 31 329 10.6 0 235 1393 5.9 5
13 Ricky Williams Florida State 73 383 5.2 1 3 31 10.3 0 76 414 5.4 1
14 Nathan Johnson Louisiana-Monroe 151 763 5.1 6 28 163 5.8 0 179 926 5.2 6
15 Joe Morris Syracuse 144 732 5.1 5 3 31 10.3 0 147 763 5.2 5
16 Kevin Duckett Temple 129 651 5.0 3 9 103 11.4 1 138 754 5.5 4
17 Gerald Walker Army 186 917 4.9 6 13 71 5.5 0 199 988 5.0 6
18 Don Craft Louisville 140 687 4.9 5 6 74 12.3 0 146 761 5.2 5
19 Glenn Moore Syracuse 97 480 4.9 3 97 480 4.9 3
20 Brian Slade Temple 94 458 4.9 2 5 46 9.2 0 99 504 5.1 2
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Percy Reeves South Carolina 73 360 4.9 3 3 13 4.3 0 76 373 4.9 3
22 Don Ziesel Villanova 142 677 4.8 3 11 67 6.1 0 153 744 4.9 3
23 Ray Crouse Nevada-Las Vegas 90 431 4.8 3 11 101 9.2 2 101 532 5.3 5
24 Barry Redden Richmond 247 1151 4.7 10 9 40 4.4 0 256 1191 4.7 10
25 Eddie Meyers Navy 204 957 4.7 3 5 26 5.2 0 209 983 4.7 3
26 Curt Warner Penn State 196 922 4.7 6 13 92 7.1 0 209 1014 4.9 6
27 Jim Stone Notre Dame 192 908 4.7 7 3 29 9.7 0 195 937 4.8 7
28 Randy McMillan* Pittsburgh 147 692 4.7 10 19 215 11.3 1 166 907 5.5 11
29 Kevin Tolbert Navy 94 438 4.7 3 2 21 10.5 0 96 459 4.8 3
30 Ted Blackwell Rutgers 162 748 4.6 3 36 276 7.7 3 198 1024 5.2 6
31 Anthony Collins East Carolina 110 503 4.6 7 17 119 7.0 0 127 622 4.9 7
32 Tony Wiley Memphis 85 387 4.6 1 3 30 10.0 0 88 417 4.7 1
33 Cyrus Lawrence Virginia Tech 271 1221 4.5 8 271 1221 4.5 8
34 Malcolm Jones North Texas 254 1144 4.5 7 23 250 10.9 1 277 1394 5.0 8
35 Tom McChesney Colgate 122 544 4.5 5 22 283 12.9 2 144 827 5.7 7
36 Reggie Evans Richmond 90 408 4.5 2 6 23 3.8 1 96 431 4.5 3
37 Sam Platt Florida State 224 983 4.4 6 14 111 7.9 0 238 1094 4.6 6
38 Walter Easley West Virginia 189 833 4.4 8 7 52 7.4 0 196 885 4.5 8
39 Phil Carter Notre Dame 186 822 4.4 6 5 27 5.4 0 191 849 4.4 6
40 Smokey Roan Miami (FL) 152 669 4.4 5 6 32 5.3 0 158 701 4.4 5
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
41 Ken Mandeville Syracuse 118 516 4.4 4 13 128 9.8 0 131 644 4.9 4
42 Johnnie Edmonds Virginia Tech 92 402 4.4 4 92 402 4.4 4
43 Ronny Cone Georgia Tech 90 400 4.4 2 10 114 11.4 0 100 514 5.1 2
44 Theodore Sutton East Carolina 135 586 4.3 5 135 586 4.3 5
45 Joe McCall* Pittsburgh 105 453 4.3 4 15 133 8.9 2 120 586 4.9 6
46 Sherman Myers Temple 74 317 4.3 2 11 148 13.5 2 85 465 5.5 4
47 Terry Harris Tulane 74 315 4.3 1 7 18 2.6 0 81 333 4.1 1
48 Sammy Winder Southern Mississippi 237 996 4.2 20 4 21 5.3 0 241 1017 4.2 20
49 Albert Ray Rutgers 187 778 4.2 3 20 112 5.6 1 207 890 4.3 4
50 Scott Dovel Virginia Tech 86 343 4.0 2 10 74 7.4 1 96 417 4.3 3
51 Kevin Jones Illinois State 81 322 4.0 2 5 23 4.6 0 86 345 4.0 2
52 Shelby Gamble Boston College 181 702 3.9 8 2 17 8.5 0 183 719 3.9 8
53 Mike Sherlock Navy 125 490 3.9 2 7 38 5.4 0 132 528 4.0 2
54 Michael Whiting Florida State 133 500 3.8 6 25 203 8.1 0 158 703 4.4 6
55 Chris Hobbs Miami (FL) 114 437 3.8 1 10 48 4.8 0 124 485 3.9 1
56 Tom Franco William & Mary 115 436 3.8 3 27 167 6.2 0 142 603 4.2 3
57 Reggie Collier Southern Mississippi 127 464 3.7 2 2 9 4.5 0 129 473 3.7 2
58 Dave Warner Syracuse 153 532 3.5 7 153 532 3.5 7
59 David Allen Georgia Tech 134 466 3.5 2 11 87 7.9 0 145 553 3.8 2
60 Mark Covington Holy Cross 152 516 3.4 4 11 49 4.5 0 163 565 3.5 4
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
61 Kevin Benjamin Boston College 113 386 3.4 1 10 62 6.2 1 123 448 3.6 2
62 Carlton Nelson East Carolina 89 306 3.4 1 89 306 3.4 1
63 Bill Fenn Illinois State 177 585 3.3 3 4 17 4.3 0 181 602 3.3 3
64 Pat O'Brien Villanova 128 405 3.2 3 128 405 3.2 3
65 Dave Shimshock Holy Cross 80 201 2.5 1 2 29 14.5 0 82 230 2.8 1
66 Steve Casey Virginia Tech 72 168 2.3 1 72 168 2.3 1
67 Jerryl Bennett Army 80 174 2.2 2 80 174 2.2 2
68 Blair Kiel Notre Dame 71 148 2.1 3 71 148 2.1 3
69 Nickie Hall Tulane 135 259 1.9 7 135 259 1.9 7
70 Todd Blackledge Penn State 77 107 1.4 2 77 107 1.4 2
71 Steve Krainock Richmond 72 86 1.2 2 72 86 1.2 2
72 Joe Stevenson North Texas 89 89 1.0 3 89 89 1.0 3
73 Chris Garrity William & Mary 122 61 0.5 2 122 61 0.5 2
74 Larry Gentry Nevada-Las Vegas 99 52 0.5 2 99 52 0.5 2
75 Oliver Luck West Virginia 96 16 0.2 3 96 16 0.2 3
76 Darrell Martin Memphis 109 -11 -0.1 0 1 12 12.0 0 110 1 0.0 0
77 Rick Stockstill Florida State 71 -95 -1.3 2 1 31 31.0 0 72 -64 -0.9 2
78 John Loughery Boston College 74 -98 -1.3 3 74 -98 -1.3 3
79 Pat Patterson Louisville 79 -161 -2.0 1 79 -161 -2.0 1