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1979 Missouri Valley Conference Leaders

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Record: 33-43-1, .435 W-L% (14th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -8.46 (13th of 14) ▪ SOS: -5.48 (11th of 14)

Conference Champion: West Texas A&M

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Butch Kelly (NMST) 99
2. Reggie Allen (INST) 87
3. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 78
4. John Cernak (SIL) 55
5. Jamie McAlister (NMST) 53
6. Prince McJunkins (WICHST) 45
7. Bill Blankenship (TLS) 38
8. Kenny Jackson (TLS) 34
9. Jerry Smith (DRAKE) 23
10. Gerald Carr (SIL) 20
  Gary Yagelski (DRAKE) 20
12. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 19
13. Matt Patterson (WTXAM) 16
  Clint Plant (WTXAM) 16
15. Terry George (WICHST) 15
16. Mike Boccella (WICHST) 7
17. Scott Bartel (INST) 6
18. Arthur Williams (SIL) 5
19. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 2
Pass Attempts
1. Butch Kelly (NMST) 205
2. Reggie Allen (INST) 196
3. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 171
4. John Cernak (SIL) 117
5. Prince McJunkins (WICHST) 99
6. Jamie McAlister (NMST) 98
7. Bill Blankenship (TLS) 84
8. Kenny Jackson (TLS) 69
9. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 64
10. Jerry Smith (DRAKE) 53
11. Terry George (WICHST) 50
12. Clint Plant (WTXAM) 45
13. Gerald Carr (SIL) 43
14. Gary Yagelski (DRAKE) 39
15. Matt Patterson (WTXAM) 36
16. Mike Boccella (WICHST) 29
17. Arthur Williams (SIL) 17
18. Scott Bartel (INST) 15
19. Chuck Major (TLS) 4
20. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 3
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Butch Kelly (NMST) 48.3
2. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 45.6
3. Reggie Allen (INST) 44.4
Passing Yards
1. Reggie Allen (INST) 1468
2. Butch Kelly (NMST) 1350
3. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 983
4. John Cernak (SIL) 776
5. Jamie McAlister (NMST) 649
6. Bill Blankenship (TLS) 627
7. Prince McJunkins (WICHST) 584
8. Kenny Jackson (TLS) 477
9. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 380
10. Gerald Carr (SIL) 371
11. Gary Yagelski (DRAKE) 252
12. Clint Plant (WTXAM) 210
13. Matt Patterson (WTXAM) 204
14. Jerry Smith (DRAKE) 171
15. Mike Boccella (WICHST) 164
16. Terry George (WICHST) 158
17. Arthur Williams (SIL) 157
18. Scott Bartel (INST) 27
19. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 17
20. Larry Martin (WTXAM) 16
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Reggie Allen (INST) 7.5
2. Butch Kelly (NMST) 6.6
3. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 5.7
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Reggie Allen (INST) 5.4
2. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 4.3
3. Butch Kelly (NMST) 4.3
Passing Touchdowns
1. Reggie Allen (INST) 7
2. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 6
  Rick Casko (DRAKE) 6
  Butch Kelly (NMST) 6
5. Jamie McAlister (NMST) 5
6. Bill Blankenship (TLS) 4
  John Cernak (SIL) 4
8. Gerald Carr (SIL) 3
  Prince McJunkins (WICHST) 3
Passing Interceptions
1. Butch Kelly (NMST) 13
2. Reggie Allen (INST) 12
3. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 8
4. Bill Blankenship (TLS) 7
5. Jamie McAlister (NMST) 6
6. Terry George (WICHST) 5
  Mike Boccella (WICHST) 5
8. John Cernak (SIL) 4
  Prince McJunkins (WICHST) 4
  Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 4
11. Matt Patterson (WTXAM) 3
  Jerry Smith (DRAKE) 3
  Clint Plant (WTXAM) 3
14. Gerald Carr (SIL) 2
  Arthur Williams (SIL) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Reggie Allen (INST) 106.8
2. Butch Kelly (NMST) 100.6
3. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 96.1
Rush Attempts
1. Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 177
2. Ray Locklin (NMST) 176
3. Bernell Quinn (SIL) 175
4. Danny Clark (WTXAM) 162
5. Zack Washington (INST) 135
6. Reggie Allen (INST) 128
7. Prince McJunkins (WICHST) 123
8. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 122
9. Paul Roberson (TLS) 117
10. Donnie Warner (INST) 116
11. Clarence Robison (SIL) 114
12. Kenny Jackson (TLS) 113
13. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 100
14. Butch Kelly (NMST) 92
15. Jackie Compton (WTXAM) 91
  Clint Plant (WTXAM) 91
17. Kenneth Session (TLS) 90
18. Mike Green (WICHST) 87
19. Quinn Jones (TLS) 82
  Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 82
Rushing Yards
1. Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 873
2. Bernell Quinn (SIL) 854
3. Ray Locklin (NMST) 814
4. Danny Clark (WTXAM) 681
5. Donnie Warner (INST) 648
6. Zack Washington (INST) 550
7. Paul Roberson (TLS) 546
8. Kenneth Session (TLS) 475
9. Quinn Jones (TLS) 471
10. Jackie Compton (WTXAM) 461
11. Clarence Robison (SIL) 457
12. Reggie Allen (INST) 427
13. Clint Plant (WTXAM) 413
14. D.A. Daniels (INST) 394
15. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 365
16. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 363
17. Mike Green (WICHST) 319
  Floyd Smith (WTXAM) 319
19. Eric Robinson (INST) 300
20. Prince McJunkins (WICHST) 290
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Quinn Jones (TLS) 5.7
2. Donnie Warner (INST) 5.6
3. D.A. Daniels (INST) 5.3
4. Kenneth Session (TLS) 5.3
5. Jackie Compton (WTXAM) 5.1
6. Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 4.9
7. Bernell Quinn (SIL) 4.9
8. Paul Roberson (TLS) 4.7
9. Ray Locklin (NMST) 4.6
10. Floyd Smith (WTXAM) 4.6
11. Clint Plant (WTXAM) 4.5
12. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 4.4
13. Danny Clark (WTXAM) 4.2
14. Zack Washington (INST) 4.1
15. Clarence Robison (SIL) 4.0
16. Mike Green (WICHST) 3.7
17. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 3.6
18. Reggie Allen (INST) 3.3
19. Kenny Jackson (TLS) 2.5
20. Prince McJunkins (WICHST) 2.4
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 14
2. Danny Clark (WTXAM) 11
3. Reggie Allen (INST) 9
4. Bernell Quinn (SIL) 6
  Clarence Robison (SIL) 6
6. D.A. Daniels (INST) 5
7. Kenneth Session (TLS) 4
  Donnie Warner (INST) 4
  Paul Roberson (TLS) 4
  Prince McJunkins (WICHST) 4
  Butch Kelly (NMST) 4
  Gerald Carr (SIL) 4
  Kenny Jackson (TLS) 4
  Zack Washington (INST) 4
15. Eric Robinson (INST) 3
  Terry Haynes (NMST) 3
  Rick Casko (DRAKE) 3
  Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 3
  Walter Poole (SIL) 3
20. Ray Locklin (NMST) 2
  Quinn Jones (TLS) 2
  Clint Plant (WTXAM) 2
  Earl Wilson (WTXAM) 2
  Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 2
  Larry Cross (INST) 2
  Mike Green (WICHST) 2
  Jackie Compton (WTXAM) 2
Receptions
1. Chris Holloway (NMST) 40
2. Joe Hixon (NMST) 28
3. Kevin House (SIL) 27
4. Marc Kirkland (DRAKE) 26
5. Eddie Ruffin (INST) 25
  Kirk Wilson (INST) 25
7. Rich Suchanuk (DRAKE) 24
8. Paul Johns (TLS) 20
9. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 19
10. Larry Kavanagh (SIL) 16
11. Tim McManus (DRAKE) 15
12. Pat Dunsmore (DRAKE) 14
13. Scott Meader (NMST) 13
  Terry Haynes (NMST) 13
  Kerry Locklin (NMST) 13
  Anthony James (TLS) 13
  Hubert Moore (INST) 13
18. Bobby Humphery (NMST) 12
  Kurt Vestman (WICHST) 12
  Mickey Collins (WICHST) 12
  Donnie Warner (INST) 12
Receiving Yards
1. Kevin House (SIL) 653
2. Chris Holloway (NMST) 572
3. Kirk Wilson (INST) 550
4. Eddie Ruffin (INST) 501
5. Paul Johns (TLS) 408
6. Marc Kirkland (DRAKE) 386
7. Joe Hixon (NMST) 377
8. Bobby Humphery (NMST) 319
9. Rich Suchanuk (DRAKE) 271
10. Pat Dunsmore (DRAKE) 237
11. Larry Kavanagh (SIL) 220
12. Tim McManus (DRAKE) 212
13. Steve Hammond (WICHST) 195
14. Bernell Quinn (SIL) 187
15. Kerry Locklin (NMST) 180
16. Milton Baker (WTXAM) 177
17. Anthony James (TLS) 173
18. Hubert Moore (INST) 163
19. Mickey Collins (WICHST) 161
20. Kurt Vestman (WICHST) 160
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Kevin House (SIL) 24.2
2. Kirk Wilson (INST) 22.0
3. Eddie Ruffin (INST) 20.0
4. Marc Kirkland (DRAKE) 14.8
5. Chris Holloway (NMST) 14.3
6. Joe Hixon (NMST) 13.5
7. Rich Suchanuk (DRAKE) 11.3
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Kevin House (SIL) 5
  Chris Holloway (NMST) 5
3. Kirk Wilson (INST) 4
  Rich Suchanuk (DRAKE) 4
5. Bobby Humphery (NMST) 3
  Ricky Collingsworth (WTXAM) 3
  Eddie Ruffin (INST) 3
  Milton Baker (WTXAM) 3
9. Hubert Moore (INST) 2
  Larry Kavanagh (SIL) 2
  Mickey Collins (WICHST) 2
  Joe Hixon (NMST) 2
  Pat Dunsmore (DRAKE) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Bernell Quinn (SIL) 186
2. Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 183
  Ray Locklin (NMST) 183
4. Danny Clark (WTXAM) 172
5. Zack Washington (INST) 137
6. Reggie Allen (INST) 128
  Donnie Warner (INST) 128
8. Prince McJunkins (WICHST) 123
  Paul Roberson (TLS) 123
10. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 122
11. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 119
12. Clarence Robison (SIL) 116
13. Kenny Jackson (TLS) 113
14. Kenneth Session (TLS) 95
15. Jackie Compton (WTXAM) 92
  Butch Kelly (NMST) 92
17. Clint Plant (WTXAM) 91
18. Mike Green (WICHST) 88
19. Quinn Jones (TLS) 83
20. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 82
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Bernell Quinn (SIL) 1041
2. Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 957
3. Ray Locklin (NMST) 858
4. Donnie Warner (INST) 801
5. Danny Clark (WTXAM) 774
6. Kevin House (SIL) 738
7. Paul Roberson (TLS) 638
8. Kirk Wilson (INST) 594
9. Chris Holloway (NMST) 572
10. Eddie Ruffin (INST) 561
11. Zack Washington (INST) 560
12. Kenneth Session (TLS) 523
13. Quinn Jones (TLS) 481
14. Clarence Robison (SIL) 476
15. Jackie Compton (WTXAM) 467
16. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 438
17. Reggie Allen (INST) 427
18. D.A. Daniels (INST) 424
19. Marc Kirkland (DRAKE) 414
20. Clint Plant (WTXAM) 413
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 14
2. Danny Clark (WTXAM) 11
3. Reggie Allen (INST) 9
4. Bernell Quinn (SIL) 6
  Clarence Robison (SIL) 6
6. Chris Holloway (NMST) 5
  Kevin House (SIL) 5
  D.A. Daniels (INST) 5
  Paul Roberson (TLS) 5
10. Gerald Carr (SIL) 4
  Rich Suchanuk (DRAKE) 4
  Butch Kelly (NMST) 4
  Prince McJunkins (WICHST) 4
  Donnie Warner (INST) 4
  Kenneth Session (TLS) 4
  Kenny Jackson (TLS) 4
  Zack Washington (INST) 4
  Kirk Wilson (INST) 4
19. Walter Poole (SIL) 3
  Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 3
  Rick Casko (DRAKE) 3
  Terry Haynes (NMST) 3
  Eddie Ruffin (INST) 3
  Eric Robinson (INST) 3
  Ricky Collingsworth (WTXAM) 3
  Bobby Humphery (NMST) 3
  Milton Baker (WTXAM) 3
Total Plays
1. Reggie Allen (INST) 324
2. Butch Kelly (NMST) 297
3. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 293
4. Prince McJunkins (WICHST) 222
5. Kenny Jackson (TLS) 182
6. Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 177
7. Ray Locklin (NMST) 176
8. Bernell Quinn (SIL) 175
9. Danny Clark (WTXAM) 162
10. Bill Blankenship (TLS) 153
11. Jamie McAlister (NMST) 152
12. John Cernak (SIL) 147
13. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 146
14. Clint Plant (WTXAM) 136
15. Zack Washington (INST) 135
16. Paul Roberson (TLS) 117
17. Donnie Warner (INST) 116
18. Clarence Robison (SIL) 114
19. Terry George (WICHST) 112
20. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 103
Total Yards
1. Reggie Allen (INST) 1895
2. Butch Kelly (NMST) 1346
3. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 1107
4. Prince McJunkins (WICHST) 874
5. Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 873
6. Bernell Quinn (SIL) 854
7. Ray Locklin (NMST) 814
8. Kenny Jackson (TLS) 758
9. Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 743
10. John Cernak (SIL) 731
11. Danny Clark (WTXAM) 681
12. Donnie Warner (INST) 648
13. Jamie McAlister (NMST) 628
14. Clint Plant (WTXAM) 623
15. Gerald Carr (SIL) 607
16. Bill Blankenship (TLS) 596
17. Zack Washington (INST) 550
18. Paul Roberson (TLS) 546
19. Kenneth Session (TLS) 475
20. Quinn Jones (TLS) 471
Total Touchdowns
1. Reggie Allen (INST) 16
2. Wardell Wright (DRAKE) 14
3. Danny Clark (WTXAM) 11
4. Butch Kelly (NMST) 10
5. Rick Casko (DRAKE) 9
  Larry Thompson (WTXAM) 9
7. Gerald Carr (SIL) 7
  Prince McJunkins (WICHST) 7
9. Jamie McAlister (NMST) 6
  Bernell Quinn (SIL) 6
  Clarence Robison (SIL) 6
12. John Cernak (SIL) 5
  D.A. Daniels (INST) 5
  Kenny Jackson (TLS) 5
  Bill Blankenship (TLS) 5
16. Zack Washington (INST) 4
  Kenneth Session (TLS) 4
  Donnie Warner (INST) 4
  Paul Roberson (TLS) 4
20. Eric Robinson (INST) 3
  Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 3
  Terry Haynes (NMST) 3
  Walter Poole (SIL) 3