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1980 Independent Rushing Stats

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Record: 180-156-4, .535 W-L% (5th 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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73 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 Nathan Johnson Louisiana-Monroe 151 763 5.1 6 28 163 5.8 0 179 926 5.2 6
14 Joe Morris Syracuse 144 732 5.1 5 3 31 10.3 0 147 763 5.2 5
15 Kevin Duckett Temple 129 651 5.0 3 9 103 11.4 1 138 754 5.5 4
16 Gerald Walker Army 186 917 4.9 6 13 71 5.5 0 199 988 5.0 6
17 Don Craft Louisville 140 687 4.9 5 6 74 12.3 0 146 761 5.2 5
18 Glenn Moore Syracuse 97 480 4.9 3 97 480 4.9 3
19 Brian Slade Temple 94 458 4.9 2 5 46 9.2 0 99 504 5.1 2
20 Don Ziesel Villanova 142 677 4.8 3 11 67 6.1 0 153 744 4.9 3
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Ray Crouse Nevada-Las Vegas 90 431 4.8 3 11 101 9.2 2 101 532 5.3 5
22 Barry Redden Richmond 247 1151 4.7 10 9 40 4.4 0 256 1191 4.7 10
23 Eddie Meyers Navy 204 957 4.7 3 5 26 5.2 0 209 983 4.7 3
24 Curt Warner Penn State 196 922 4.7 6 13 92 7.1 0 209 1014 4.9 6
25 Jim Stone Notre Dame 192 908 4.7 7 3 29 9.7 0 195 937 4.8 7
26 Randy McMillan* Pittsburgh 147 692 4.7 10 19 215 11.3 1 166 907 5.5 11
27 Kevin Tolbert Navy 94 438 4.7 3 2 21 10.5 0 96 459 4.8 3
28 Ted Blackwell Rutgers 162 748 4.6 3 36 276 7.7 3 198 1024 5.2 6
29 Tony Collins East Carolina 110 503 4.6 7 17 119 7.0 0 127 622 4.9 7
30 Tony Wiley Memphis 85 387 4.6 1 3 30 10.0 0 88 417 4.7 1
31 Cyrus Lawrence Virginia Tech 271 1221 4.5 8 271 1221 4.5 8
32 Malcolm Jones North Texas 254 1144 4.5 7 23 250 10.9 1 277 1394 5.0 8
33 Tom McChesney Colgate 122 544 4.5 5 22 283 12.9 2 144 827 5.7 7
34 Reggie Evans Richmond 90 408 4.5 2 6 23 3.8 1 96 431 4.5 3
35 Sam Platt Florida State 224 983 4.4 6 14 111 7.9 0 238 1094 4.6 6
36 Walter Easley West Virginia 189 833 4.4 8 7 52 7.4 0 196 885 4.5 8
37 Phil Carter Notre Dame 186 822 4.4 6 5 27 5.4 0 191 849 4.4 6
38 Smokey Roan Miami (FL) 152 669 4.4 5 6 32 5.3 0 158 701 4.4 5
39 Ken Mandeville Syracuse 118 516 4.4 4 13 128 9.8 0 131 644 4.9 4
40 Johnnie Edmonds Virginia Tech 92 402 4.4 4 92 402 4.4 4
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
41 Ronny Cone Georgia Tech 90 400 4.4 2 10 114 11.4 0 100 514 5.1 2
42 Theodore Sutton East Carolina 135 586 4.3 5 135 586 4.3 5
43 Joe McCall* Pittsburgh 105 453 4.3 4 15 133 8.9 2 120 586 4.9 6
44 Sherman Myers Temple 74 317 4.3 2 11 148 13.5 2 85 465 5.5 4
45 Sammy Winder Southern Mississippi 237 996 4.2 20 4 21 5.3 0 241 1017 4.2 20
46 Albert Ray Rutgers 187 778 4.2 3 20 112 5.6 1 207 890 4.3 4
47 Scott Dovel Virginia Tech 86 343 4.0 2 10 74 7.4 1 96 417 4.3 3
48 Kevin Jones Illinois State 81 322 4.0 2 5 23 4.6 0 86 345 4.0 2
49 Shelby Gamble Boston College 181 702 3.9 8 2 17 8.5 0 183 719 3.9 8
50 Mike Sherlock Navy 125 490 3.9 2 7 38 5.4 0 132 528 4.0 2
51 Michael Whiting Florida State 133 500 3.8 6 25 203 8.1 0 158 703 4.4 6
52 Chris Hobbs Miami (FL) 114 437 3.8 1 10 48 4.8 0 124 485 3.9 1
53 Tom Franco William & Mary 115 436 3.8 3 27 167 6.2 0 142 603 4.2 3
54 Reggie Collier Southern Mississippi 127 464 3.7 2 2 9 4.5 0 129 473 3.7 2
55 Dave Warner Syracuse 153 532 3.5 7 153 532 3.5 7
56 David Allen Georgia Tech 134 466 3.5 2 11 87 7.9 0 145 553 3.8 2
57 Mark Covington Holy Cross 152 516 3.4 4 11 49 4.5 0 163 565 3.5 4
58 Kevin Benjamin Boston College 113 386 3.4 1 10 62 6.2 1 123 448 3.6 2
59 Carlton Nelson East Carolina 89 306 3.4 1 89 306 3.4 1
60 Bill Fenn Illinois State 177 585 3.3 3 4 17 4.3 0 181 602 3.3 3
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
61 Pat O'Brien Villanova 128 405 3.2 3 128 405 3.2 3
62 Dave Shimshock Holy Cross 80 201 2.5 1 2 29 14.5 0 82 230 2.8 1
63 Jerryl Bennett Army 80 174 2.2 2 80 174 2.2 2
64 Nickie Hall Tulane 135 259 1.9 7 135 259 1.9 7
65 Todd Blackledge Penn State 77 107 1.4 2 77 107 1.4 2
66 Steve Krainock Richmond 72 86 1.2 2 72 86 1.2 2
67 Joe Stevenson North Texas 89 89 1.0 3 89 89 1.0 3
68 Chris Garrity William & Mary 122 61 0.5 2 122 61 0.5 2
69 Larry Gentry Nevada-Las Vegas 99 52 0.5 2 99 52 0.5 2
70 Oliver Luck West Virginia 96 16 0.2 3 96 16 0.2 3
71 Darrell Martin Memphis 109 -11 -0.1 0 1 12 12.0 0 110 1 0.0 0
72 John Loughery Boston College 74 -98 -1.3 3 74 -98 -1.3 3
73 Pat Patterson Louisville 79 -161 -2.0 1 79 -161 -2.0 1