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1978 Mid-American Conference Year Summary

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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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Ball State 10 1 0 .909 8 0 0 1.000 22.8 7.5 2.74 -12.35
Central Michigan 9 2 0 .818 8 1 0 .889 30.1 10.8 1.84 -13.26
Miami (OH) 8 2 1 .773 5 2 0 .714 20.7 14.6 -2.10 -8.74
Western Michigan 7 4 0 .636 5 4 0 .556 20.0 13.8 -7.94 -12.94
Bowling Green State 4 7 0 .364 3 5 0 .375 25.2 24.3 -10.90 -8.81
Ohio 3 8 0 .273 3 5 0 .375 10.9 22.4 -15.86 -6.50
Northern Illinois 5 6 0 .455 2 4 0 .333 21.1 25.8 -15.23 -11.13
Kent State 4 7 0 .364 2 6 0 .250 14.4 22.5 -17.94 -11.39
Toledo 2 9 0 .182 2 7 0 .222 13.1 23.3 -20.06 -9.61
Eastern Michigan 3 7 0 .300 1 5 0 .167 12.2 23.8 -21.09 -11.69

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Mike Wright (BGSU) 134
  Pete Kraker (NIL) 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
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. Burt Beaney (EMI) 133
  Albert Little (WMI) 133
8. Maurice Hall (TOL) 110
9. Mike Scimeca (OH) 93
10. Scott Davis (EMI) 80
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
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. Gary Hogeboom (CMI) 5
  Maurice Hall (TOL) 5
  Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 5
7. Tom Delaney (KENT) 3
  Burt Beaney (EMI) 3
9. Mike Scimeca (OH) 2
  Albert Little (WMI) 2
  Dave Endres (BGSU) 2
  John Gibbons (NIL) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Pete Kraker (NIL) 14
2. Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 13
3. Mike Wright (BGSU) 12
  Maurice Hall (TOL) 12
5. Mike Scimeca (OH) 9
  Burt Beaney (EMI) 9
  Albert Little (WMI) 9
  Gary Hogeboom (CMI) 9
9. Scott Davis (EMI) 7
  Dave Wilson (BALLST) 7
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
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
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
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Willie Todd (CMI) 13
2. Albert Little (WMI) 12
3. Mike Wright (BGSU) 10
  Allen Ross (NIL) 10
  Mark Hunter (MIAOH) 10
6. Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 8
7. Doug Wiener (BGSU) 7
  Lenny Werner (BALLST) 7
9. Will Young (CMI) 6
  Gary Acklin (BALLST) 6
  Jerome Persell (WMI) 6
  Maurice Hall (TOL) 6
  Tom Delaney (KENT) 6
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. Rick Morrison (BALLST) 23
  Ray Hinton (BALLST) 23
8. Mark Angelo (MIAOH) 22
9. Paul Warth (MIAOH) 21
  Tom Parm (EMI) 21
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
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. Paul Warth (MIAOH) 3
  Rick Morrison (BALLST) 3
  Greg David (EMI) 3
7. Dave Panczyk (BGSU) 2
  John Summers (OH) 2
  Ray Hinton (BALLST) 2
  Mike Moore (KENT) 2
  Tim Parker (CMI) 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
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
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Willie Todd (CMI) 13
2. Albert Little (WMI) 12
3. Dave Petzke (NIL) 11
  Mark Hunter (MIAOH) 11
5. Mike Wright (BGSU) 10
  Allen Ross (NIL) 10
7. Larry Fortner (MIAOH) 8
  Jeff Groth (BGSU) 8
9. Doug Wiener (BGSU) 7
  Lenny Werner (BALLST) 7
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
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
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
  Pete Kraker (NIL) 10
  Allen Ross (NIL) 10
  Mark Hunter (MIAOH) 10