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1978 Mid-American Conference Leaders

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Record: 55-53-1, .509 W-L% (8th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -10.65 (14th of 14) ▪ SOS: -10.64 (14th of 14)

Conference Champion: Ball State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Pete Kraker (NIL) 134
  Mike Wright (BGSU) 134
3. Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 80
4. Dave Wilson (BALLST) 75
5. Gary Hogeboom (CMI) 72
6. Burt Beaney (EMI) 62
7. Albert Little (WMI) 61
8. Mike Scimeca (OH) 40
9. Maurice Hall (TOL) 39
10. Scott Davis (EMI) 34
11. Nigel Turpin (OH) 33
12. Mark O'Connell (BALLST) 27
13. Tom Delaney (KENT) 25
14. Dave Endres (BGSU) 24
15. Sammy Shon (OH) 13
16. Keith Elam (KENT) 8
17. Mike Shaughnessy (KENT) 7
18. Kevin Gandee (TOL) 5
19. John Gibbons (NIL) 3
20. Scott Alexander (TOL) 2
  Earl Goodwin (EMI) 2
  Bill St. Pierre (KENT) 2
  Doug Groth (BGSU) 2
  Steve Reichenbach (TOL) 2
Pass Attempts
1. Pete Kraker (NIL) 283
2. Mike Wright (BGSU) 259
3. Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 166
4. Dave Wilson (BALLST) 143
  Gary Hogeboom (CMI) 143
6. Albert Little (WMI) 133
  Burt Beaney (EMI) 133
8. Maurice Hall (TOL) 110
9. Mike Scimeca (OH) 93
10. Scott Davis (EMI) 80
11. Tom Delaney (KENT) 79
12. Nigel Turpin (OH) 73
13. Mark O'Connell (BALLST) 46
14. Dave Endres (BGSU) 33
15. Sammy Shon (OH) 30
16. Keith Elam (KENT) 28
17. Mike Shaughnessy (KENT) 25
18. Kevin Gandee (TOL) 20
19. Bill St. Pierre (KENT) 15
20. Steve Reichenbach (TOL) 9
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Mike Wright (BGSU) 51.7
2. Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 48.2
3. Pete Kraker (NIL) 47.3
Passing Yards
1. Mike Wright (BGSU) 1852
2. Pete Kraker (NIL) 1731
3. Gary Hogeboom (CMI) 1095
4. Dave Wilson (BALLST) 1037
5. Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 975
6. Burt Beaney (EMI) 833
7. Albert Little (WMI) 828
8. Maurice Hall (TOL) 610
9. Mike Scimeca (OH) 483
10. Scott Davis (EMI) 450
11. Nigel Turpin (OH) 410
12. Mark O'Connell (BALLST) 404
13. Tom Delaney (KENT) 400
14. Dave Endres (BGSU) 314
15. Sammy Shon (OH) 183
16. Keith Elam (KENT) 117
17. Kevin Gandee (TOL) 113
18. Scott Alexander (TOL) 73
19. Mike Shaughnessy (KENT) 61
20. John Gibbons (NIL) 53
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Mike Wright (BGSU) 7.2
2. Pete Kraker (NIL) 6.1
3. Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 5.9
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Mike Wright (BGSU) 6.1
2. Pete Kraker (NIL) 4.6
3. Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 3.0
Passing Touchdowns
1. Mike Wright (BGSU) 14
2. Pete Kraker (NIL) 10
3. Dave Wilson (BALLST) 8
4. Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 5
  Gary Hogeboom (CMI) 5
  Maurice Hall (TOL) 5
7. Burt Beaney (EMI) 3
  Tom Delaney (KENT) 3
9. Albert Little (WMI) 2
  Dave Endres (BGSU) 2
  John Gibbons (NIL) 2
  Mike Scimeca (OH) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Pete Kraker (NIL) 14
2. Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 13
3. Maurice Hall (TOL) 12
  Mike Wright (BGSU) 12
5. Mike Scimeca (OH) 9
  Albert Little (WMI) 9
  Gary Hogeboom (CMI) 9
  Burt Beaney (EMI) 9
9. Dave Wilson (BALLST) 7
  Scott Davis (EMI) 7
11. Keith Elam (KENT) 6
12. Tom Delaney (KENT) 5
13. Mike Shaughnessy (KENT) 4
  Sammy Shon (OH) 4
15. Kevin Gandee (TOL) 3
  Nigel Turpin (OH) 3
17. Mark O'Connell (BALLST) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Mike Wright (BGSU) 120.4
2. Pete Kraker (NIL) 100.5
3. Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 91.8
Rush Attempts
1. Jerome Persell (WMI) 309
2. Allen Ross (NIL) 259
3. Kevin Babcock (OH) 232
4. Mark Hunter (MIAOH) 210
5. Mike Wright (BGSU) 181
6. Archie Currin (BALLST) 161
7. Maurice Hall (TOL) 156
8. Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 150
  Bobby Howard (WMI) 150
10. Willie Todd (CMI) 144
  Albert Little (WMI) 144
  Tom Delaney (KENT) 144
13. Will Young (CMI) 140
14. Greg Jones (MIAOH) 136
15. Lenny Werner (BALLST) 131
16. Carl Word (CMI) 128
17. Doug West (KENT) 122
18. Dave Windatt (BGSU) 118
19. Carl Fisher (NIL) 117
  Carl Fisher (NIL) 117
Rushing Yards
1. Jerome Persell (WMI) 1346
2. Mark Hunter (MIAOH) 1046
3. Allen Ross (NIL) 1033
4. Kevin Babcock (OH) 861
5. Bobby Howard (WMI) 782
6. Willie Todd (CMI) 746
7. Archie Currin (BALLST) 735
8. Greg Jones (MIAOH) 718
9. Dave Windatt (BGSU) 608
10. Carl Fisher (NIL) 573
  Carl Fisher (NIL) 573
12. Mike Wright (BGSU) 530
13. Will Young (CMI) 524
14. Reggie Mitchell (CMI) 523
15. Lenny Werner (BALLST) 520
16. Carl Word (CMI) 490
17. Doug Crisan (EMI) 485
18. Mike Alston (TOL) 460
19. Doug Wiener (BGSU) 451
20. Tom Delaney (KENT) 440
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Greg Jones (MIAOH) 5.3
2. Bobby Howard (WMI) 5.2
3. Willie Todd (CMI) 5.2
4. Dave Windatt (BGSU) 5.2
5. Bobby Windom (EMI) 5.1
6. Reggie Mitchell (CMI) 5.1
7. Mark Hunter (MIAOH) 5.0
8. Carl Fisher (NIL) 4.9
  Carl Fisher (NIL) 4.9
10. Doug Crisan (EMI) 4.7
11. J.C. Stafford (KENT) 4.6
12. Archie Currin (BALLST) 4.6
13. Mike Alston (TOL) 4.6
14. Jerome Persell (WMI) 4.4
15. Doug Wiener (BGSU) 4.3
16. Gary Acklin (BALLST) 4.2
17. Allen Ross (NIL) 4.0
18. Skip McCulley (TOL) 4.0
19. Lenny Werner (BALLST) 4.0
20. Carl Word (CMI) 3.8
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Willie Todd (CMI) 13
2. Albert Little (WMI) 12
3. Allen Ross (NIL) 10
  Mark Hunter (MIAOH) 10
  Mike Wright (BGSU) 10
6. Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 8
7. Lenny Werner (BALLST) 7
  Doug Wiener (BGSU) 7
9. Gary Acklin (BALLST) 6
  Tom Delaney (KENT) 6
  Maurice Hall (TOL) 6
  Will Young (CMI) 6
  Jerome Persell (WMI) 6
14. Gary Hogeboom (CMI) 5
  Carl Word (CMI) 5
16. Bobby Howard (WMI) 4
  Greg Jones (MIAOH) 4
  Dave Bouldin (KENT) 4
19. Bobby Windom (EMI) 3
  J.C. Stafford (KENT) 3
  Reggie Mitchell (CMI) 3
  Mark O'Connell (BALLST) 3
  Burt Beaney (EMI) 3
  Mike Scimeca (OH) 3
Receptions
1. Dave Petzke (NIL) 91
2. Jeff Groth (BGSU) 56
3. Dan Shetler (BGSU) 28
4. Tim Clary (BALLST) 26
5. Mark Geisler (OH) 25
6. Ray Hinton (BALLST) 23
  Rick Morrison (BALLST) 23
8. Mark Angelo (MIAOH) 22
9. Paul Warth (MIAOH) 21
  Tom Parm (EMI) 21
11. Brian Blank (CMI) 19
  Butch Hunyadi (TOL) 19
13. Tim Clysdale (WMI) 18
14. Nigel Turpin (OH) 17
15. Greg David (EMI) 16
  Mike Ball (CMI) 16
  Chris Kraker (NIL) 16
18. Bob Mitchell (TOL) 15
  Dave Windatt (BGSU) 15
20. John Park (BGSU) 14
Receiving Yards
1. Dave Petzke (NIL) 1215
2. Jeff Groth (BGSU) 874
3. Butch Hunyadi (TOL) 494
4. Dan Shetler (BGSU) 433
5. Ray Hinton (BALLST) 417
6. Rick Morrison (BALLST) 408
7. Brian Blank (CMI) 384
8. Tom Parm (EMI) 363
9. Tim Clary (BALLST) 362
10. Mike Ball (CMI) 331
11. Greg David (EMI) 330
12. Paul Warth (MIAOH) 299
13. Mark Angelo (MIAOH) 263
14. Chris Kraker (NIL) 259
15. Mike Moore (KENT) 250
16. Mark Geisler (OH) 244
17. Tim Clysdale (WMI) 213
18. John Summers (OH) 211
19. Bob Mitchell (TOL) 202
20. Nigel Turpin (OH) 200
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Ray Hinton (BALLST) 18.1
2. Rick Morrison (BALLST) 17.7
3. Tom Parm (EMI) 17.3
4. Jeff Groth (BGSU) 15.6
5. Dan Shetler (BGSU) 15.5
6. Paul Warth (MIAOH) 14.2
7. Tim Clary (BALLST) 13.9
8. Dave Petzke (NIL) 13.4
9. Mark Angelo (MIAOH) 12.0
10. Mark Geisler (OH) 9.8
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Dave Petzke (NIL) 11
2. Jeff Groth (BGSU) 8
3. Butch Hunyadi (TOL) 4
4. Greg David (EMI) 3
  Paul Warth (MIAOH) 3
  Rick Morrison (BALLST) 3
7. John Summers (OH) 2
  Ray Hinton (BALLST) 2
  Dave Panczyk (BGSU) 2
  Tim Parker (CMI) 2
  Mike Moore (KENT) 2
  John Park (BGSU) 2
  Tim Clary (BALLST) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Jerome Persell (WMI) 316
2. Allen Ross (NIL) 269
3. Kevin Babcock (OH) 233
4. Mark Hunter (MIAOH) 218
5. Mike Wright (BGSU) 182
6. Archie Currin (BALLST) 168
7. Bobby Howard (WMI) 161
8. Maurice Hall (TOL) 156
9. Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 150
10. Greg Jones (MIAOH) 149
11. Tom Delaney (KENT) 145
12. Willie Todd (CMI) 144
  Albert Little (WMI) 144
14. Lenny Werner (BALLST) 141
  Will Young (CMI) 141
16. Dave Windatt (BGSU) 133
17. Carl Word (CMI) 132
18. Doug West (KENT) 123
19. Carl Fisher (NIL) 121
  Carl Fisher (NIL) 121
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Jerome Persell (WMI) 1437
2. Dave Petzke (NIL) 1215
3. Mark Hunter (MIAOH) 1141
4. Allen Ross (NIL) 1075
5. Jeff Groth (BGSU) 928
6. Kevin Babcock (OH) 864
7. Bobby Howard (WMI) 860
8. Archie Currin (BALLST) 815
9. Greg Jones (MIAOH) 812
10. Dave Windatt (BGSU) 780
11. Willie Todd (CMI) 746
12. Lenny Werner (BALLST) 593
13. Carl Fisher (NIL) 592
  Carl Fisher (NIL) 592
15. Doug Crisan (EMI) 563
16. Bobby Windom (EMI) 549
17. Mike Wright (BGSU) 535
18. Carl Word (CMI) 527
  Will Young (CMI) 527
20. Doug Wiener (BGSU) 524
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Willie Todd (CMI) 13
2. Albert Little (WMI) 12
3. Dave Petzke (NIL) 11
  Mark Hunter (MIAOH) 11
5. Allen Ross (NIL) 10
  Mike Wright (BGSU) 10
7. Jeff Groth (BGSU) 8
  Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 8
9. Lenny Werner (BALLST) 7
  Doug Wiener (BGSU) 7
11. Maurice Hall (TOL) 6
  Gary Acklin (BALLST) 6
  Carl Word (CMI) 6
  Tom Delaney (KENT) 6
  Will Young (CMI) 6
  Jerome Persell (WMI) 6
17. Greg Jones (MIAOH) 5
  Gary Hogeboom (CMI) 5
19. Bobby Howard (WMI) 4
  Dave Bouldin (KENT) 4
  J.C. Stafford (KENT) 4
  Butch Hunyadi (TOL) 4
Total Plays
1. Mike Wright (BGSU) 440
2. Pete Kraker (NIL) 364
3. Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 316
4. Jerome Persell (WMI) 310
5. Albert Little (WMI) 277
6. Maurice Hall (TOL) 266
7. Allen Ross (NIL) 259
8. Dave Wilson (BALLST) 257
9. Gary Hogeboom (CMI) 246
10. Kevin Babcock (OH) 232
11. Tom Delaney (KENT) 223
12. Mark Hunter (MIAOH) 210
13. Mike Scimeca (OH) 181
14. Burt Beaney (EMI) 175
15. Archie Currin (BALLST) 162
16. Nigel Turpin (OH) 155
17. Bobby Howard (WMI) 150
18. Willie Todd (CMI) 144
19. Will Young (CMI) 140
20. Greg Jones (MIAOH) 136
Total Yards
1. Mike Wright (BGSU) 2382
2. Pete Kraker (NIL) 1752
3. Gary Hogeboom (CMI) 1424
4. Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 1348
5. Jerome Persell (WMI) 1346
6. Dave Wilson (BALLST) 1231
7. Albert Little (WMI) 1186
8. Mark Hunter (MIAOH) 1046
9. Allen Ross (NIL) 1033
10. Maurice Hall (TOL) 966
11. Burt Beaney (EMI) 862
12. Kevin Babcock (OH) 861
13. Tom Delaney (KENT) 840
14. Bobby Howard (WMI) 782
15. Willie Todd (CMI) 746
16. Archie Currin (BALLST) 735
17. Greg Jones (MIAOH) 718
18. Dave Windatt (BGSU) 608
19. Carl Fisher (NIL) 573
  Carl Fisher (NIL) 573
Total Touchdowns
1. Mike Wright (BGSU) 24
2. Albert Little (WMI) 14
3. Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 13
  Willie Todd (CMI) 13
5. Maurice Hall (TOL) 11
6. Dave Wilson (BALLST) 10
  Gary Hogeboom (CMI) 10
  Mark Hunter (MIAOH) 10
  Pete Kraker (NIL) 10
  Allen Ross (NIL) 10
11. Tom Delaney (KENT) 9
12. Doug Wiener (BGSU) 7
  Lenny Werner (BALLST) 7
14. Burt Beaney (EMI) 6
  Gary Acklin (BALLST) 6
  Will Young (CMI) 6
  Jerome Persell (WMI) 6
18. Mike Scimeca (OH) 5
  Carl Word (CMI) 5
20. Dave Bouldin (KENT) 4
  Bobby Howard (WMI) 4
  Mark O'Connell (BALLST) 4
  Greg Jones (MIAOH) 4