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1978 Missouri Valley Conference Leaders

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Record: 36-41-0, .468 W-L% (12th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -7.88 (11th of 14) ▪ SOS: -6.22 (10th of 14)

Conference Champion: New Mexico State

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. David Spriggs (NMST) 169
2. Dave Rader (TLS) 90
3. Scott Burger (WICHST) 75
4. Jim Andrus (WICHST) 73
5. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 49
6. Steve Drexler (DRAKE) 45
7. Scott Bartel (INST) 39
8. John Cernak (SIL) 37
9. Arthur Williams (SIL) 35
  Reggie Allen (INST) 35
  Clint Plant (WTXAM) 35
  Jerry Smith (DRAKE) 35
13. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 25
14. Gerald Carr (SIL) 15
15. Bill Blankenship (TLS) 13
16. Greg Stranan (SIL) 12
17. Ken Clark (NMST) 11
18. Pete McCoy (INST) 6
  Newton Owens (WTXAM) 6
20. Matt Patterson (WTXAM) 3
  Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 3

Pass Attempts

1. David Spriggs (NMST) 317
2. Dave Rader (TLS) 184
3. Jim Andrus (WICHST) 165
4. Scott Burger (WICHST) 141
5. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 114
6. Scott Bartel (INST) 101
7. Clint Plant (WTXAM) 92
8. Arthur Williams (SIL) 85
9. Reggie Allen (INST) 82
10. Steve Drexler (DRAKE) 78
11. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 74
12. Jerry Smith (DRAKE) 68
13. John Cernak (SIL) 64
14. Bill Blankenship (TLS) 28
15. Gerald Carr (SIL) 27
16. Greg Stranan (SIL) 26
17. Ken Clark (NMST) 22
18. Pete McCoy (INST) 15
19. Newton Owens (WTXAM) 14
20. Matt Patterson (WTXAM) 10

Pass Completion Percentage

1. David Spriggs (NMST) 53.3
2. Dave Rader (TLS) 48.9
3. Jim Andrus (WICHST) 44.2

Passing Yards

1. David Spriggs (NMST) 2558
2. Dave Rader (TLS) 1683
3. Scott Burger (WICHST) 894
4. Jim Andrus (WICHST) 889
5. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 671
6. Steve Drexler (DRAKE) 655
7. Arthur Williams (SIL) 609
8. Clint Plant (WTXAM) 520
9. Reggie Allen (INST) 513
10. John Cernak (SIL) 465
11. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 389
12. Jerry Smith (DRAKE) 353
13. Scott Bartel (INST) 346
14. Bill Blankenship (TLS) 193
15. Gerald Carr (SIL) 142
  Pete McCoy (INST) 142
17. Greg Stranan (SIL) 109
  Ken Clark (NMST) 109
19. Newton Owens (WTXAM) 96
20. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 38

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Dave Rader (TLS) 9.1
2. David Spriggs (NMST) 8.1
3. Jim Andrus (WICHST) 5.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Dave Rader (TLS) 9.2
2. David Spriggs (NMST) 5.6
3. Jim Andrus (WICHST) 3.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. David Spriggs (NMST) 17
2. Dave Rader (TLS) 14
3. Jim Andrus (WICHST) 9
4. Steve Drexler (DRAKE) 7
5. Reggie Allen (INST) 6
6. Arthur Williams (SIL) 5
  Scott Burger (WICHST) 5
8. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 3
9. John Cernak (SIL) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Dave Rader (TLS) 144.3
2. David Spriggs (NMST) 123.0
3. Jim Andrus (WICHST) 93.0

Rush Attempts

1. Ray Locklin (NMST) 179
2. Sherman Johnson (TLS) 169
3. Bo Robinson (WTXAM) 168
4. Dave Rader (TLS) 166
5. Bernell Quinn (SIL) 152
6. David Spriggs (NMST) 148
7. Mickey Collins (WICHST) 142
8. David Johnson (WTXAM) 137
9. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 118
10. Zack Washington (INST) 115
11. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 106
12. Jeff Haney (WICHST) 105
13. Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 104
14. Kyle Phillips (TLS) 102
15. D.A. Daniels (INST) 94
16. Reggie Allen (INST) 89
17. Donnie Warner (INST) 83
18. Scott Burger (WICHST) 80
19. Clarence Robison (SIL) 79
20. Steve Drexler (DRAKE) 76

Rushing Yards

1. Bernell Quinn (SIL) 939
2. Bo Robinson (WTXAM) 880
3. Ray Locklin (NMST) 863
4. Sherman Johnson (TLS) 826
5. Mickey Collins (WICHST) 774
6. David Johnson (WTXAM) 543
7. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 526
8. Zack Washington (INST) 524
9. Jeff Haney (WICHST) 443
10. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 410
11. Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 407
12. D.A. Daniels (INST) 404
13. Donnie Warner (INST) 391
14. Kyle Phillips (TLS) 386
15. Vic Harrison (SIL) 341
16. Clarence Robison (SIL) 334
17. Thompson Mayberry (WTXAM) 325
18. Gary Steele (NMST) 273
19. David Spriggs (NMST) 244
20. Don Hicks (TLS) 237

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bernell Quinn (SIL) 6.2
2. Mickey Collins (WICHST) 5.5
3. Bo Robinson (WTXAM) 5.2
4. Sherman Johnson (TLS) 4.9
5. Ray Locklin (NMST) 4.8
6. Donnie Warner (INST) 4.7
7. Vic Harrison (SIL) 4.6
8. Zack Washington (INST) 4.6
9. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 4.5
10. D.A. Daniels (INST) 4.3
11. Clarence Robison (SIL) 4.2
12. Jeff Haney (WICHST) 4.2
13. David Johnson (WTXAM) 4.0
14. Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 3.9
15. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 3.9
16. Kyle Phillips (TLS) 3.8
17. Steve Drexler (DRAKE) 2.9
18. Scott Bartel (INST) 2.2
19. Scott Burger (WICHST) 2.2
20. David Spriggs (NMST) 1.6

Receiving Yards

1. Jeff Evans (NMST) 926
2. Rickey Watts (TLS) 730
3. Jerry Taylor (TLS) 690
4. Bryan Hanning (WICHST) 551
5. Kevin House (SIL) 498
6. Joe Hixon (NMST) 473
7. Reggie Spencer (WTXAM) 356
8. Tim McManus (DRAKE) 338
9. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 337
10. Hugh Fletcher (SIL) 302
11. Javier Holguin (NMST) 297
12. Eddie Ruffin (INST) 290
13. Dwight Johnson (DRAKE) 283
14. Kerry Locklin (NMST) 248
15. Hubert Moore (INST) 237
16. Kirk Wilson (INST) 233
17. Pat Tuttle (DRAKE) 208
18. Gary Steele (NMST) 189
19. Steve Volmer (WICHST) 188
20. Milton Baker (WTXAM) 175

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Kevin House (SIL) 23.7
2. Rickey Watts (TLS) 21.5
3. Jerry Taylor (TLS) 20.9
4. Jeff Evans (NMST) 19.3
5. Reggie Spencer (WTXAM) 17.0
6. Bryan Hanning (WICHST) 16.7
7. Joe Hixon (NMST) 14.3
8. Hugh Fletcher (SIL) 13.1
9. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 11.2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Ray Locklin (NMST) 192
2. Bo Robinson (WTXAM) 174
3. Sherman Johnson (TLS) 172
4. Bernell Quinn (SIL) 167
5. Dave Rader (TLS) 166
6. Mickey Collins (WICHST) 155
7. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 148
  David Spriggs (NMST) 148
9. David Johnson (WTXAM) 145
10. Jeff Haney (WICHST) 116
11. Zack Washington (INST) 115
12. Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 112
13. Kyle Phillips (TLS) 108
14. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 106
15. D.A. Daniels (INST) 105
16. Donnie Warner (INST) 92
17. Reggie Allen (INST) 89
18. Gary Steele (NMST) 82
19. Scott Burger (WICHST) 81
20. Clarence Robison (SIL) 79
  Vic Harrison (SIL) 79

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Bernell Quinn (SIL) 1080
2. Ray Locklin (NMST) 1026
3. Jeff Evans (NMST) 926
4. Bo Robinson (WTXAM) 922
5. Mickey Collins (WICHST) 871
6. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 863
7. Sherman Johnson (TLS) 860
8. Rickey Watts (TLS) 730
9. Jerry Taylor (TLS) 690
10. David Johnson (WTXAM) 644
11. Bryan Hanning (WICHST) 551
12. Zack Washington (INST) 524
13. Kevin House (SIL) 498
14. Joe Hixon (NMST) 481
15. Jeff Haney (WICHST) 474
16. Gary Steele (NMST) 462
17. Donnie Warner (INST) 454
18. D.A. Daniels (INST) 444
19. Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 437
20. Kyle Phillips (TLS) 413

Total Plays

1. David Spriggs (NMST) 465
2. Dave Rader (TLS) 350
3. Scott Burger (WICHST) 221
4. Jim Andrus (WICHST) 217
5. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 180
6. Ray Locklin (NMST) 179
7. Scott Bartel (INST) 171
  Reggie Allen (INST) 171
9. Sherman Johnson (TLS) 169
10. Bo Robinson (WTXAM) 168
11. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 161
12. Steve Drexler (DRAKE) 154
13. Bernell Quinn (SIL) 152
14. Clint Plant (WTXAM) 147
15. Mickey Collins (WICHST) 142
16. David Johnson (WTXAM) 137
17. Jerry Smith (DRAKE) 134
18. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 122
  Arthur Williams (SIL) 122
20. Zack Washington (INST) 115

Total Yards

1. David Spriggs (NMST) 2802
2. Dave Rader (TLS) 1898
3. Scott Burger (WICHST) 1067
4. Bernell Quinn (SIL) 939
5. Bo Robinson (WTXAM) 880
6. Steve Drexler (DRAKE) 872
7. Ray Locklin (NMST) 863
8. Jim Andrus (WICHST) 848
9. Sherman Johnson (TLS) 826
10. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 799
11. Mickey Collins (WICHST) 774
12. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 721
13. Reggie Allen (INST) 637
14. Clint Plant (WTXAM) 595
15. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 564
16. David Johnson (WTXAM) 543
17. Zack Washington (INST) 524
18. Jerry Smith (DRAKE) 508
19. Arthur Williams (SIL) 503
20. Scott Bartel (INST) 498