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1981 Mid-American Conference Year Summary

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Record: 51-58-2, .468 W-L% (11th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -8.60 (13th of 14) ▪ SOS: -7.57 (13th of 14)

Conference Champion: Toledo

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
Toledo 9 3 0 .750 8 1 0 .889 22.5 14.2 -0.27 -7.19
Miami (OH) 8 2 1 .773 6 1 1 .813 18.1 14.0 0.59 -5.87
Central Michigan 7 4 0 .636 7 2 0 .778 20.3 11.9 -1.93 -8.20
Bowling Green State 5 5 1 .500 5 3 1 .611 14.1 12.0 -5.81 -6.72
Western Michigan 6 5 0 .545 5 4 0 .556 18.7 15.5 -6.45 -8.45
Ohio 5 6 0 .455 5 4 0 .556 20.7 23.4 -8.60 -6.51
Kent State 4 7 0 .364 3 6 0 .333 13.1 15.6 -10.74 -7.83
Ball State 4 7 0 .364 2 6 0 .250 14.3 19.8 -12.28 -8.19
Northern Illinois 3 8 0 .273 2 7 0 .222 14.5 19.7 -14.02 -8.93
Eastern Michigan 0 11 0 .000 0 9 0 .000 8.0 30.7 -26.51 -7.87

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1981-12-19 California Bowl Toledo 27 San Jose State 25 California Bowl (Fresno, CA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Sammy Shon (OH) 175
2. Doug Freed (BALLST) 137
3. J.F. Green (EMI) 131
4. Tom George (WMI) 104
5. Bob DeMarco (CMI) 85
6. John Appold (MIAOH) 80
7. Dayne Palsgrove (BGSU) 79
8. Bill Willows (KENT) 65
9. Jim Kelso* (TOL) 58
10. John Gibbons (NIL) 53

Pass Attempts

1. Sammy Shon (OH) 320
2. Doug Freed (BALLST) 256
3. J.F. Green (EMI) 226
4. Tom George (WMI) 207
5. John Appold (MIAOH) 171
6. Bob DeMarco (CMI) 162
7. Dayne Palsgrove (BGSU) 153
8. Bill Willows (KENT) 146
9. Jim Kelso* (TOL) 121
10. John Gibbons (NIL) 115

Pass Completion Percentage

1. J.F. Green (EMI) 58.0
2. Sammy Shon (OH) 54.7
3. Doug Freed (BALLST) 53.5
4. Bob DeMarco (CMI) 52.5
5. Tom George (WMI) 50.2
6. John Appold (MIAOH) 46.8

Passing Yards

1. Sammy Shon (OH) 2366
2. Doug Freed (BALLST) 1517
3. Tom George (WMI) 1419
4. J.F. Green (EMI) 1391
5. Bob DeMarco (CMI) 1159
6. Jim Kelso* (TOL) 975
7. John Appold (MIAOH) 929
8. Bill Willows (KENT) 913
9. Dayne Palsgrove (BGSU) 732
10. Rick Bridges (NIL) 636

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Sammy Shon (OH) 7.4
2. Bob DeMarco (CMI) 7.2
3. Tom George (WMI) 6.9
4. J.F. Green (EMI) 6.2
5. Doug Freed (BALLST) 5.9
6. John Appold (MIAOH) 5.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Sammy Shon (OH) 5.9
2. Tom George (WMI) 5.5
3. J.F. Green (EMI) 5.1
4. Bob DeMarco (CMI) 5.0
5. John Appold (MIAOH) 4.7
6. Doug Freed (BALLST) 3.8

Passing Touchdowns

1. Sammy Shon (OH) 14
2. Tom George (WMI) 11
3. J.F. Green (EMI) 6
  Jim Kelso* (TOL) 6
  Doug Freed (BALLST) 6
6. Bob DeMarco (CMI) 5
  John Appold (MIAOH) 5
8. Rick Bridges (NIL) 4
9. Bill Willows (KENT) 3
  Maurice Hall* (TOL) 3
  Dayne Palsgrove (BGSU) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Sammy Shon (OH) 17
2. Bill Willows (KENT) 15
  Doug Freed (BALLST) 15
4. Tom George (WMI) 11
5. Bob DeMarco (CMI) 10
6. Jim Kelso* (TOL) 9
7. J.F. Green (EMI) 8
8. Rick Bridges (NIL) 7
  Dayne Palsgrove (BGSU) 7
10. Jon Macke (MIAOH) 6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Sammy Shon (OH) 120.6
2. Tom George (WMI) 114.7
3. J.F. Green (EMI) 111.3
4. Bob DeMarco (CMI) 110.4
5. Doug Freed (BALLST) 99.3
6. John Appold (MIAOH) 96.2

Rush Attempts

1. Bryant Jones (BGSU) 253
  Greg Jones (MIAOH) 253
3. Ricky Calhoun (EMI) 235
4. Reggie Mitchell (CMI) 199
5. Arnold Smiley* (TOL) 197
6. Larry Caper (WMI) 171
7. Jim Kelso* (TOL) 167
8. Shawn Faulkner (WMI) 155
9. Sammy Shon (OH) 153
10. Ron Pittman (KENT) 147

Rushing Yards

1. Greg Jones (MIAOH) 1134
2. Reggie Mitchell (CMI) 1068
3. Bryant Jones (BGSU) 1051
4. Arnold Smiley* (TOL) 1013
5. Ricky Calhoun (EMI) 971
6. Shawn Faulkner (WMI) 701
7. Larry Caper (WMI) 673
8. Ron Pittman (KENT) 648
9. Terry Lymon (BALLST) 633
10. Jay Peterson (MIAOH) 611

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Reggie Mitchell (CMI) 5.4
2. Arnold Smiley* (TOL) 5.1
3. Terry Lymon (BALLST) 4.9
4. Willie Todd (CMI) 4.6
5. Jay Peterson (MIAOH) 4.6
6. Shawn Faulkner (WMI) 4.5
7. Greg Jones (MIAOH) 4.5
8. Todd Yoho (OH) 4.4
9. Ron Pittman (KENT) 4.4
10. Mel Tucker* (TOL) 4.3

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Jim Kelso* (TOL) 9
  Reggie Mitchell (CMI) 9
3. Greg Jones (MIAOH) 8
  Jay Peterson (MIAOH) 8
5. Bryant Jones (BGSU) 7
  Ron Pittman (KENT) 7
7. Kurt Barterian (WMI) 6
8. Arnold Smiley* (TOL) 5
  Curtis Adams (CMI) 5
  Darryl Hicks (NIL) 5
  Sammy Shon (OH) 5

Receptions

1. Bob Phillips (WMI) 53
2. Shawn Silcott (OH) 39
3. Stevie Nelson (BALLST) 37
4. Ricky Calhoun (EMI) 36
5. Jeff Dackin (EMI) 35
6. Shawn Potts (BGSU) 31
7. Mark Warlaumont (BALLST) 28
8. Todd Yoho (OH) 27
9. Mark Green (OH) 26
10. Mike Hirn (CMI) 24

Receiving Yards

1. Bob Phillips (WMI) 809
2. Stevie Nelson (BALLST) 635
3. Shawn Silcott (OH) 573
4. Todd Feldman (KENT) 470
5. Jeff Dackin (EMI) 440
6. Mark Green (OH) 402
7. Don Treadwell (MIAOH) 391
  Shawn Potts (BGSU) 391
9. Rodney Achter* (TOL) 361
10. Darren Brown (KENT) 333

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Don Treadwell (MIAOH) 18.6
2. Stevie Nelson (BALLST) 17.2
3. Mark Green (OH) 15.5
4. Bob Phillips (WMI) 15.3
5. Shawn Silcott (OH) 14.7
6. Galen David (EMI) 14.3
7. Shawn Potts (BGSU) 12.6
8. Jeff Dackin (EMI) 12.6
9. Mike Hirn (CMI) 12.3
10. Reggie Mitchell (CMI) 10.2

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Bob Phillips (WMI) 8
2. Steve Schafer* (TOL) 3
  Bob Henton (OH) 3
  Galen David (EMI) 3
  Don Treadwell (MIAOH) 3
  Mark Green (OH) 3
7. Joe Law (NIL) 2
  Todd Feldman (KENT) 2
  Chuck Floyd (KENT) 2
  Darren Brown (KENT) 2
  Cliff Reed (WMI) 2
  Reggie Hinton (WMI) 2
  Shawn Silcott (OH) 2
  Dave LaCosse (BALLST) 2
  Shawn Potts (BGSU) 2
  Todd Yoho (OH) 2
  Mike Hirn (CMI) 2
  Rodney Achter* (TOL) 2
  Capus Robinson* (TOL) 2
  Dwain Jenkins (EMI) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Ricky Calhoun (EMI) 271
2. Bryant Jones (BGSU) 266
3. Greg Jones (MIAOH) 263
4. Reggie Mitchell (CMI) 222
5. Arnold Smiley* (TOL) 210
6. Larry Caper (WMI) 173
7. Jim Kelso* (TOL) 167
8. Joe Law (NIL) 163
9. Shawn Faulkner (WMI) 162
10. Ron Pittman (KENT) 159

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Reggie Mitchell (CMI) 1302
2. Greg Jones (MIAOH) 1248
3. Ricky Calhoun (EMI) 1227
4. Bryant Jones (BGSU) 1131
5. Arnold Smiley* (TOL) 1102
6. Bob Phillips (WMI) 809
7. Terry Lymon (BALLST) 773
8. Shawn Faulkner (WMI) 765
9. Joe Law (NIL) 752
10. Ron Pittman (KENT) 750

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Reggie Mitchell (CMI) 10
2. Jim Kelso* (TOL) 9
  Greg Jones (MIAOH) 9
4. Bob Phillips (WMI) 8
  Bryant Jones (BGSU) 8
  Jay Peterson (MIAOH) 8
7. Ron Pittman (KENT) 7
8. Todd Yoho (OH) 6
  Kurt Barterian (WMI) 6
  Arnold Smiley* (TOL) 6
  Darryl Hicks (NIL) 6

Total Plays

1. Sammy Shon (OH) 473
2. Doug Freed (BALLST) 336
3. J.F. Green (EMI) 321
4. Jim Kelso* (TOL) 288
5. Tom George (WMI) 277
6. Greg Jones (MIAOH) 254
7. Bryant Jones (BGSU) 253
8. Ricky Calhoun (EMI) 236
9. Bob DeMarco (CMI) 220
10. John Appold (MIAOH) 219

Total Yards

1. Sammy Shon (OH) 2643
2. Doug Freed (BALLST) 1566
3. Jim Kelso* (TOL) 1539
4. Tom George (WMI) 1485
5. J.F. Green (EMI) 1197
6. Bob DeMarco (CMI) 1176
7. Greg Jones (MIAOH) 1134
8. Reggie Mitchell (CMI) 1068
9. Bryant Jones (BGSU) 1051
10. Arnold Smiley* (TOL) 1013

Total Touchdowns

1. Sammy Shon (OH) 19
2. Jim Kelso* (TOL) 15
3. Tom George (WMI) 11
4. Doug Freed (BALLST) 9
  Reggie Mitchell (CMI) 9
  Jay Peterson (MIAOH) 9
7. Greg Jones (MIAOH) 8
8. J.F. Green (EMI) 7
  Bryant Jones (BGSU) 7
  Ron Pittman (KENT) 7