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1978 Pacific-10 Conference Year Summary

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Record: 63-49-3, .561 W-L% (1st of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 11.19 (2nd of 14) ▪ SOS: 8.82 (2nd of 14)

Conference Champion: Southern California

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Southern California, UCLA and Washington)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Southern California, Stanford and UCLA)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Southern California 12 1 0 .923 6 1 0 .857 24.5 11.8 25.51 13.20
UCLA 8 3 1 .708 6 2 0 .750 21.8 14.3 15.42 9.17
Washington 7 4 0 .636 6 2 0 .750 24.5 14.1 17.74 10.38
Arizona State 9 3 0 .750 4 3 0 .571 28.9 19.7 12.20 4.20
Stanford 8 4 0 .667 4 3 0 .571 27.2 18.4 16.98 9.06
California 6 5 0 .545 3 4 0 .429 21.5 26.3 6.38 8.84
Arizona 5 6 0 .455 3 4 0 .429 22.3 18.6 10.11 7.92
Oregon 2 9 0 .182 2 5 0 .286 15.7 19.3 3.43 8.79
Oregon State 3 7 1 .318 2 6 0 .250 11.6 24.2 1.13 11.03
Washington State 3 7 1 .318 1 7 0 .125 25.1 26.9 3.04 5.58

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 Final
Southern California 9 8 7 3 2 2 7 6 6 5 5 3 3 3 2
UCLA 12 9 8 18 16 14 10 10 9 9 14 17 15 15 14
Stanford       20 17 18                 17
Arizona State             14 12              
Washington 11 18 15           20 19          

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1979-01-01 Rose Bowl Southern California 17 Michigan 10 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1978-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Stanford 25 Georgia 22 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1978-12-25 Fiesta Bowl UCLA 10 Arkansas 10 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1978-12-16 Garden State Bowl Arizona State 34 Rutgers 18 Garden State Bowl (East Rutherford, NJ)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Steve Dils (STAN) 247
2. Jack Thompson (WAST) 175
3. Rich Campbell (CA) 164
4. Paul McDonald* (SCA) 115
5. Steve Smith (ORST) 96
6. Mark Malone (AZST) 93
7. Tom Porras (WA) 84
8. Jim Krohn (AZ) 79
9. Rick Bashore* (UCLA) 62
10. Mike Kennedy (OR) 58

Pass Attempts

1. Steve Dils (STAN) 391
2. Jack Thompson (WAST) 348
3. Rich Campbell (CA) 293
4. Mark Malone (AZST) 205
5. Paul McDonald* (SCA) 203
6. Steve Smith (ORST) 196
7. Tom Porras (WA) 176
8. Jim Krohn (AZ) 151
9. Mike Kennedy (OR) 136
10. Tim Durando (OR) 134

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Steve Dils (STAN) 63.2
2. Paul McDonald* (SCA) 56.7
3. Rich Campbell (CA) 56.0
4. Jack Thompson (WAST) 50.3
5. Steve Smith (ORST) 49.0
6. Tom Porras (WA) 47.7
7. Mark Malone (AZST) 45.4

Passing Yards

1. Steve Dils (STAN) 2943
2. Jack Thompson (WAST) 2333
3. Rich Campbell (CA) 2287
4. Paul McDonald* (SCA) 1690
5. Mark Malone (AZST) 1305
6. Steve Smith (ORST) 1182
7. Tom Porras (WA) 1151
8. Jim Krohn (AZ) 991
9. Rick Bashore* (UCLA) 811
10. Mike Kennedy (OR) 683

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Paul McDonald* (SCA) 8.3
2. Rich Campbell (CA) 7.8
3. Steve Dils (STAN) 7.5
4. Jack Thompson (WAST) 6.7
5. Tom Porras (WA) 6.5
6. Mark Malone (AZST) 6.4
7. Steve Smith (ORST) 6.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Paul McDonald* (SCA) 8.6
2. Steve Dils (STAN) 6.9
3. Rich Campbell (CA) 5.8
4. Tom Porras (WA) 5.2
5. Jack Thompson (WAST) 5.1
6. Mark Malone (AZST) 4.1
7. Steve Smith (ORST) 4.0

Passing Touchdowns

1. Steve Dils (STAN) 22
2. Paul McDonald* (SCA) 19
3. Jack Thompson (WAST) 17
4. Rich Campbell (CA) 14
5. Mark Malone (AZST) 11
6. Jim Krohn (AZ) 9
7. Steve Smith (ORST) 7
  Mike Pagel (AZST) 7
9. Tom Porras (WA) 6
10. Tom Flick (WA) 4
  Mike Kennedy (OR) 4

Passing Interceptions

1. Jack Thompson (WAST) 20
2. Rich Campbell (CA) 19
3. Mark Malone (AZST) 15
  Steve Dils (STAN) 15
5. Steve Smith (ORST) 12
6. Rick Bashore* (UCLA) 9
7. Mike Kennedy (OR) 8
  Jim Krohn (AZ) 8
  Tom Porras (WA) 8
10. Paul McDonald* (SCA) 7

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Paul McDonald* (SCA) 150.6
2. Steve Dils (STAN) 137.3
3. Rich Campbell (CA) 124.3
4. Jack Thompson (WAST) 111.2
5. Tom Porras (WA) 104.8
6. Mark Malone (AZST) 101.9
7. Steve Smith (ORST) 99.2

Rush Attempts

1. Charles White* (SCA) 374
2. Joe Steele (WA) 237
3. Paul Jones (CA) 212
4. Theotis Brown* (UCLA) 211
5. Hubert Oliver (AZ) 198
6. Lynn Cain* (SCA) 187
7. Vince Williams (OR) 183
8. Steve Smith (ORST) 181
9. James Owens* (UCLA) 177
10. Darrin Nelson (STAN) 167

Rushing Yards

1. Charles White* (SCA) 1859
2. Theotis Brown* (UCLA) 1283
3. Joe Steele (WA) 1111
4. Darrin Nelson (STAN) 1061
5. Lynn Cain* (SCA) 977
6. Hubert Oliver (AZ) 866
7. Vince Williams (OR) 842
8. James Owens* (UCLA) 818
9. Paul Jones (CA) 801
10. Larry Heater (AZ) 793

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Darrin Nelson (STAN) 6.4
2. Theotis Brown* (UCLA) 6.1
3. Gerald Riggs (AZST) 5.6
4. Toussaint Tyler (WA) 5.5
5. Tali Ena (WAST) 5.5
6. Lynn Cain* (SCA) 5.2
7. Freeman McNeil* (UCLA) 5.0
8. Ray Williams (WAST) 5.0
9. Larry Heater (AZ) 5.0
10. Charles White* (SCA) 5.0

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Charles White* (SCA) 13
2. Mark Malone (AZST) 9
3. Larry Heater (AZ) 8
  Rick Bashore* (UCLA) 8
5. Paul Jones (CA) 7
  James Owens* (UCLA) 7
  Hubert Oliver (AZ) 7
8. Darrin Nelson (STAN) 6
  Theotis Brown* (UCLA) 6
10. Dwight Robertson (OR) 5
  Joe Steele (WA) 5
  Mike Washington (WAST) 5
  Jim Krohn (AZ) 5
  Tali Ena (WAST) 5
  Tom Porras (WA) 5

Receptions

1. Ken Margerum (STAN) 53
2. Darrin Nelson (STAN) 50
3. Phil Francis (STAN) 49
4. Tali Ena (WAST) 42
5. Calvin Sweeney* (SCA) 32
6. Chris DeFrance (AZST) 31
  Steve Coury (ORST) 31
  Mike Wilson (WAST) 31
9. Jim Whatley (WAST) 27
10. Holden Smith (CA) 26

Receiving Yards

1. Ken Margerum (STAN) 942
2. Calvin Sweeney* (SCA) 644
3. Holden Smith (CA) 641
4. Chris DeFrance (AZST) 617
5. Spider Gaines (WA) 517
6. Steve Coury (ORST) 502
7. Mike Wilson (WAST) 451
8. Darrin Nelson (STAN) 446
9. Jim Whatley (WAST) 426
10. Tali Ena (WAST) 409

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Holden Smith (CA) 24.7
2. Spider Gaines (WA) 22.5
3. Calvin Sweeney* (SCA) 20.1
4. Chris DeFrance (AZST) 19.9
5. Ken Margerum (STAN) 17.8
6. Dwayne Hall (ORST) 16.3
7. Steve Coury (ORST) 16.2
8. Jim Whatley (WAST) 15.8
9. Ron Moffett (CA) 15.3
10. Michael Buggs (CA) 14.9

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Kevin Williams* (SCA) 10
2. Ken Margerum (STAN) 9
3. John Mistler (AZST) 6
4. Chris DeFrance (AZST) 5
  Holden Smith (CA) 5
  Spider Gaines (WA) 5
7. Darrin Nelson (STAN) 4
  Ron Beyer (AZ) 4
  Floyd Eddings (CA) 4
10. Paul Bachtold (OR) 3
  Michael Buggs (CA) 3
  Steve Coury (ORST) 3
  Pat Bowe (STAN) 3
  Mike Wilson (WAST) 3
  Dwayne Hall (ORST) 3
  Gordon Banks (STAN) 3
  Tali Ena (WAST) 3

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Charles White* (SCA) 396
2. Joe Steele (WA) 253
3. Paul Jones (CA) 237
4. Theotis Brown* (UCLA) 221
5. Darrin Nelson (STAN) 217
6. Hubert Oliver (AZ) 215
7. Lynn Cain* (SCA) 200
8. Vince Williams (OR) 198
9. James Owens* (UCLA) 184
10. Steve Smith (ORST) 181

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Charles White* (SCA) 2052
2. Darrin Nelson (STAN) 1507
3. Theotis Brown* (UCLA) 1357
4. Joe Steele (WA) 1221
5. Lynn Cain* (SCA) 1153
6. Tali Ena (WAST) 1137
7. Vince Williams (OR) 1023
8. Paul Jones (CA) 990
9. Hubert Oliver (AZ) 976
10. Ken Margerum (STAN) 963

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Charles White* (SCA) 14
2. Darrin Nelson (STAN) 10
  Kevin Williams* (SCA) 10
4. Mark Malone (AZST) 9
  Ken Margerum (STAN) 9
6. Larry Heater (AZ) 8
  Paul Jones (CA) 8
  Rick Bashore* (UCLA) 8
  Tali Ena (WAST) 8
10. James Owens* (UCLA) 7
  Hubert Oliver (AZ) 7

Total Plays

1. Steve Dils (STAN) 481
2. Jack Thompson (WAST) 432
3. Rich Campbell (CA) 386
4. Steve Smith (ORST) 377
5. Charles White* (SCA) 375
6. Mark Malone (AZST) 348
7. Jim Krohn (AZ) 292
8. Tom Porras (WA) 263
9. Paul McDonald* (SCA) 255
10. Rick Bashore* (UCLA) 250

Total Yards

1. Steve Dils (STAN) 2871
2. Jack Thompson (WAST) 2264
3. Rich Campbell (CA) 2207
4. Mark Malone (AZST) 2010
5. Charles White* (SCA) 1854
6. Paul McDonald* (SCA) 1513
7. Jim Krohn (AZ) 1326
8. Theotis Brown* (UCLA) 1283
9. Tom Porras (WA) 1226
10. Joe Steele (WA) 1140

Total Touchdowns

1. Steve Dils (STAN) 23
2. Mark Malone (AZST) 20
  Jack Thompson (WAST) 20
4. Paul McDonald* (SCA) 19
5. Rich Campbell (CA) 15
6. Jim Krohn (AZ) 14
7. Charles White* (SCA) 13
8. Steve Smith (ORST) 11
  Tom Porras (WA) 11
10. Rick Bashore* (UCLA) 10