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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
  Reggie Allen (INST) 35
  Arthur Williams (SIL) 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. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 6
  Arthur Williams (SIL) 6
  Dave Rader (TLS) 6
9. Scott Bartel (INST) 5
  Reggie Allen (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

Receptions

1. Jeff Evans (NMST) 48
2. Rickey Watts (TLS) 34
3. Jerry Taylor (TLS) 33
  Joe Hixon (NMST) 33
  Bryan Hanning (WICHST) 33
6. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 30
7. Hugh Fletcher (SIL) 23
8. Kevin House (SIL) 21
  Reggie Spencer (WTXAM) 21
10. Tim McManus (DRAKE) 19
  Eddie Ruffin (INST) 19
  Pat Tuttle (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

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

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. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 6
  Jerry Taylor (TLS) 6
  Sherman Johnson (TLS) 6
  Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 6
  David Johnson (WTXAM) 6
  Gary Steele (NMST) 6
9. Kevin House (SIL) 5
  Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 5
  Jeff Evans (NMST) 5
  Zack Washington (INST) 5
  Rickey Watts (TLS) 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. Scott Bartel (INST) 171
  Reggie Allen (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