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1978 Missouri Valley Conference Year Summary

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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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
New Mexico State 6 5 0 .545 5 1 0 .833 24.9 26.9 -6.03 -5.12
Tulsa 9 2 0 .818 3 1 0 .750 26.3 18.5 6.59 -2.41
Southern Illinois 7 4 0 .636 3 2 0 .600 19.9 18.5 -10.69 -12.96
Drake 4 7 0 .364 3 3 0 .500 19.2 24.0 -9.14 -4.87
Indiana State 3 8 0 .273 2 3 0 .400 13.0 20.2 -16.29 -9.38
Wichita State 4 7 0 .364 2 4 0 .333 21.8 26.2 -8.86 -4.59
West Texas A&M 3 8 0 .273 1 5 0 .167 21.5 27.0 -10.76 -4.21

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. Clint Plant (WTXAM) 35
  Jerry Smith (DRAKE) 35
  Arthur Williams (SIL) 35
  Reggie Allen (INST) 35
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
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
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 Interceptions
1. David Spriggs (NMST) 25
2. Scott Burger (WICHST) 13
3. Jim Andrus (WICHST) 12
4. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 8
5. Clint Plant (WTXAM) 7
6. Arthur Williams (SIL) 6
  Rick Casko (DRAKE) 6
  Dave Rader (TLS) 6
9. Reggie Allen (INST) 5
  Scott Bartel (INST) 5
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
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
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
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Ray Locklin (NMST) 7
  Dave Rader (TLS) 7
3. Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 6
  David Johnson (WTXAM) 6
  Sherman Johnson (TLS) 6
6. Gary Steele (NMST) 5
  Zack Washington (INST) 5
  Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 5
9. Alton Battle (DRAKE) 4
  Wash Henry (SIL) 4
  Bernell Quinn (SIL) 4
  Reggie Allen (INST) 4
  Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 4
Receptions
1. Jeff Evans (NMST) 48
2. Rickey Watts (TLS) 34
3. Bryan Hanning (WICHST) 33
  Jerry Taylor (TLS) 33
  Joe Hixon (NMST) 33
6. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 30
7. Hugh Fletcher (SIL) 23
8. Reggie Spencer (WTXAM) 21
  Kevin House (SIL) 21
10. Eddie Ruffin (INST) 19
  Pat Tuttle (DRAKE) 19
  Tim McManus (DRAKE) 19
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
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
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Jerry Taylor (TLS) 6
2. Jeff Evans (NMST) 5
  Rickey Watts (TLS) 5
  Kevin House (SIL) 5
5. Joe Hixon (NMST) 4
  Bryan Hanning (WICHST) 4
7. Ray Locklin (NMST) 2
  Reno Hutchins (TLS) 2
  Scott Meader (NMST) 2
  Hugh Fletcher (SIL) 2
  Scott Wiley (WTXAM) 2
  Mark Flaker (DRAKE) 2
  Reggie Spencer (WTXAM) 2
  Tony Lambert (NMST) 2
  Eddie Ruffin (INST) 2
  Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 2
  David Sage (WICHST) 2
  Kirk Wilson (INST) 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. David Spriggs (NMST) 148
  Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 148
9. David Johnson (WTXAM) 145
10. Jeff Haney (WICHST) 116
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
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Ray Locklin (NMST) 9
2. Dave Rader (TLS) 7
3. Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 6
  David Johnson (WTXAM) 6
  Gary Steele (NMST) 6
  Sherman Johnson (TLS) 6
  Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 6
  Jerry Taylor (TLS) 6
9. Jeff Evans (NMST) 5
  Rickey Watts (TLS) 5
  Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 5
  Kevin House (SIL) 5
  Zack Washington (INST) 5
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. Reggie Allen (INST) 171
  Scott Bartel (INST) 171
9. Sherman Johnson (TLS) 169
10. Bo Robinson (WTXAM) 168
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
Total Touchdowns
1. Dave Rader (TLS) 21
2. David Spriggs (NMST) 20
3. Jim Andrus (WICHST) 10
  Reggie Allen (INST) 10
5. Steve Drexler (DRAKE) 8
  Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 8
7. Ray Locklin (NMST) 7
  Scott Burger (WICHST) 7
9. Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 6
  David Johnson (WTXAM) 6
  Sherman Johnson (TLS) 6
  Arthur Williams (SIL) 6