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1979 Missouri Valley Conference Year Summary

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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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Tulsa 6 5 0 .545 2 0 0 1.000 17.7 20.1 -1.79 -1.06
West Texas A&M 5 5 1 .500 5 0 0 1.000 21.7 17.7 -2.71 -3.89
Southern Illinois 8 3 0 .727 4 1 0 .800 21.1 17.1 -5.51 -10.87
Indiana State 8 3 0 .727 3 2 0 .600 25.1 22.5 -6.70 -10.42
Drake 3 8 0 .273 1 4 0 .200 19.8 22.0 -10.12 -6.58
New Mexico State 2 9 0 .182 1 5 0 .167 15.9 33.4 -17.04 -3.77
Wichita State 1 10 0 .091 1 5 0 .167 9.5 27.7 -15.34 -1.80

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. Gary Yagelski (DRAKE) 20
  Gerald Carr (SIL) 20

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

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

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 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

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

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

Receptions

1. Chris Holloway (NMST) 40
2. Joe Hixon (NMST) 28
3. Kevin House (SIL) 27
4. Marc Kirkland (DRAKE) 26
5. Kirk Wilson (INST) 25
  Eddie Ruffin (INST) 25
7. Rich Suchanuk (DRAKE) 24
8. Paul Johns (TLS) 20
9. Dwaine Ball (DRAKE) 19
10. Larry Kavanagh (SIL) 16

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

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

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

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

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

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