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1965 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 64-47-5, .573 W-L% (2nd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 13.41 (1st of 12) ▪ SOS: 11.10 (1st of 12)

Conference Champion: Alabama

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama and Louisiana State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Alabama, Louisiana State and Tennessee)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Alabama 9 1 1 .864 6 1 1 .813 23.3 9.7 24.39 11.02
Florida 7 4 0 .636 4 2 0 .667 21.7 13.5 16.86 10.68
Mississippi 7 4 0 .636 6 3 0 .667 16.3 10.5 17.41 11.50
Auburn 5 5 1 .500 4 2 1 .643 15.6 15.9 11.13 11.04
Tennessee 8 1 2 .818 2 1 2 .600 20.0 8.9 22.37 11.46
Louisiana State 8 3 0 .727 3 3 0 .500 24.1 14.9 16.37 11.00
Kentucky 6 4 0 .600 3 3 0 .500 20.2 16.0 14.92 11.42
Georgia 6 4 0 .600 2 3 0 .400 18.6 15.8 13.79 11.19
Mississippi State 4 6 0 .400 1 5 0 .167 20.2 17.2 7.29 7.89
Vanderbilt 2 7 1 .250 1 5 0 .167 8.5 18.0 3.05 11.55
Tulane 2 8 0 .200 1 5 0 .167 7.1 26.8 -0.04 13.36

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 Final
Alabama 5           10 5 5 5 5 4 1
Tennessee                 8   9 7 7
Louisiana State 8 7 5     9 5           8
Florida   8   10 9 8 7     10      
Georgia     10 4 5 10              
Kentucky   10 6         10 10        
Mississippi State       9 10                

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1966-01-01 Cotton Bowl Louisiana State 14 Arkansas 7 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1966-01-01 Orange Bowl Alabama 39 Nebraska 28 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1966-01-01 Sugar Bowl Missouri 20 Florida 18 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1965-12-18 Bluebonnet Bowl Tennessee 27 Tulsa 6 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1965-12-18 Liberty Bowl Mississippi 13 Auburn 7 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Steve Spurrier (FL) 148
2. Rick Norton (KY) 113
3. Steve Sloan (AL) 97
4. Ashby Cook (MSST) 78
5. Bobby Duhon (TLN) 64
6. Alex Bowden (AUB) 59
7. Jimmy Heidel (MS) 52
8. Dewey Warren (TN) 44
9. Dave East (TLN) 41
10. Tom Bryan (AUB) 37

Pass Attempts

1. Steve Spurrier (FL) 287
2. Rick Norton (KY) 214
3. Ashby Cook (MSST) 162
4. Steve Sloan (AL) 160
5. Bobby Duhon (TLN) 151
6. Alex Bowden (AUB) 127
7. Dave East (TLN) 103
8. Jimmy Heidel (MS) 95
9. Tom Bryan (AUB) 86
10. Pat Screen (LAST) 83

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Steve Sloan (AL) 60.6
2. Rick Norton (KY) 52.8
3. Steve Spurrier (FL) 51.6
4. Ashby Cook (MSST) 48.1
5. Bobby Duhon (TLN) 42.4

Passing Yards

1. Steve Spurrier (FL) 1893
2. Rick Norton (KY) 1823
3. Steve Sloan (AL) 1453
4. Ashby Cook (MSST) 1032
5. Alex Bowden (AUB) 941
6. Bobby Duhon (TLN) 807
7. Dewey Warren (TN) 588
8. Jimmy Heidel (MS) 586
9. Kirby Moore (GA) 487
10. Nelson Stokley (LAST) 468

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Steve Sloan (AL) 9.1
2. Rick Norton (KY) 8.5
3. Steve Spurrier (FL) 6.6
4. Ashby Cook (MSST) 6.4
5. Bobby Duhon (TLN) 5.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Steve Sloan (AL) 9.5
2. Rick Norton (KY) 6.2
3. Steve Spurrier (FL) 5.5
4. Ashby Cook (MSST) 5.4
5. Bobby Duhon (TLN) 2.4

Passing Touchdowns

1. Steve Spurrier (FL) 14
2. Rick Norton (KY) 11
3. Steve Sloan (AL) 10
4. Alex Bowden (AUB) 9
5. Ashby Cook (MSST) 8
6. Bobby Duhon (TLN) 5
  Pat Screen (LAST) 5
8. Charles Fulton (TN) 4
9. Nelson Stokley (LAST) 3
  Jimmy Heidel (MS) 3
  Dewey Warren (TN) 3
  Kirby Moore (GA) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Rick Norton (KY) 16
2. Alex Bowden (AUB) 15
3. Steve Spurrier (FL) 13
4. Bobby Duhon (TLN) 12
5. Dave East (TLN) 9
6. Bob Kerr (VAND) 8
7. Ashby Cook (MSST) 7
  Jimmy Heidel (MS) 7
9. Pat Screen (LAST) 6
  Tom Bryan (AUB) 6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Steve Sloan (AL) 153.8
2. Rick Norton (KY) 126.4
3. Steve Spurrier (FL) 114.0
4. Ashby Cook (MSST) 109.3
5. Bobby Duhon (TLN) 82.3

Rush Attempts

1. Rodger Bird (KY) 179
2. Steve Bowman (AL) 153
3. Mike Dennis (MS) 152
4. Preston Ridlehuber (GA) 142
5. Tom Bryan (AUB) 133
6. Steve Spurrier (FL) 125
7. Bobby Duhon (TLN) 120
8. Jimmy Heidel (MS) 119
9. Charles Fulton (TN) 118
10. Hoyle Granger (MSST) 108

Rushing Yards

1. Steve Bowman (AL) 770
2. Rodger Bird (KY) 646
3. Tom Bryan (AUB) 561
4. Mike Dennis (MS) 525
5. Joe Labruzzo (LAST) 509
6. Walter Chadwick (TN) 470
7. Stan Mitchell (TN) 464
8. Bobby Wade (MS) 459
9. Nelson Stokley (LAST) 449
  Hoyle Granger (MSST) 449

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Nelson Stokley (LAST) 6.3
2. Steve Bowman (AL) 5.0
3. Joe Labruzzo (LAST) 4.9
4. Bob Taylor (GA) 4.9
5. Bobby Wade (MS) 4.7
6. Walter Chadwick (TN) 4.7
7. Alan Poe (FL) 4.4
8. Stan Mitchell (TN) 4.4
9. Larry Seiple (KY) 4.3
10. Randy Wheeler (GA) 4.3

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Rodger Bird (KY) 12
2. Mike Dennis (MS) 8
3. Steve Sloan (AL) 6
  Nelson Stokley (LAST) 6
  Steve Bowman (AL) 6
6. Ronald Jenkins (GA) 5
  Walter Chadwick (TN) 5
  Stan Mitchell (TN) 5
  Tom Bryan (AUB) 5
  Allen LeBlanc (LAST) 5

Receptions

1. Charles Casey (FL) 58
2. Jerry Colquette (TLN) 36
3. Barry Brown (FL) 33
4. Tommy Tolleson (AL) 32
5. Bob Windsor (KY) 30
6. Doug Moreau (LAST) 29
7. Jack Harper (FL) 28
8. Larry Seiple (KY) 27
9. Pat Hodgson (GA) 26
10. Rick Kestner (KY) 25

Receiving Yards

1. Charles Casey (FL) 809
2. Larry Seiple (KY) 635
3. Doug Moreau (LAST) 468
4. Jerry Colquette (TLN) 466
5. Bob Windsor (KY) 426
6. Rick Kestner (KY) 411
7. Jack Harper (FL) 403
8. Tommy Tolleson (AL) 374
9. Don Saget (MSST) 373
10. Freddie Hyatt (AUB) 368

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Larry Seiple (KY) 23.5
2. Freddie Hyatt (AUB) 17.5
3. Rick Kestner (KY) 16.4
4. Doug Moreau (LAST) 16.1
5. Don Saget (MSST) 15.5
6. Ray Perkins (AL) 14.7
7. Hal Wantland (TN) 14.5
8. Jack Harper (FL) 14.4
9. Lanis O'Steen (TLN) 14.3
10. Johnny Mills (TN) 14.3

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Charles Casey (FL) 8
2. Larry Seiple (KY) 6
3. Jack Harper (FL) 5
4. Dennis Homan (AL) 4
  Don Saget (MSST) 4
  Hal Wantland (TN) 4
7. Randy Humble (VAND) 3
  Doug Moreau (LAST) 3
  Pat Hodgson (GA) 3
  Scotty Long (AUB) 3

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Rodger Bird (KY) 191
2. Mike Dennis (MS) 175
3. Steve Bowman (AL) 162
4. Preston Ridlehuber (GA) 142
5. Tom Bryan (AUB) 134
6. Larry Seiple (KY) 130
7. Steve Spurrier (FL) 126
8. Bobby Duhon (TLN) 120
9. Jimmy Heidel (MS) 119
10. Joe Labruzzo (LAST) 118
  Charles Fulton (TN) 118

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Larry Seiple (KY) 1081
2. Steve Bowman (AL) 865
3. Charles Casey (FL) 809
4. Rodger Bird (KY) 779
5. Mike Dennis (MS) 771
6. Jack Harper (FL) 689
7. Joe Labruzzo (LAST) 676
8. Hoyle Granger (MSST) 596
9. Alan Poe (FL) 576
10. Tom Bryan (AUB) 575

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Rodger Bird (KY) 13
2. Larry Seiple (KY) 9
3. Mike Dennis (MS) 8
  Charles Casey (FL) 8
5. Nelson Stokley (LAST) 6
  Ronald Jenkins (GA) 6
  Steve Sloan (AL) 6
  Steve Bowman (AL) 6
  Jack Harper (FL) 6
10. Walter Chadwick (TN) 5
  Stan Mitchell (TN) 5
  Joe Labruzzo (LAST) 5
  Tom Bryan (AUB) 5
  Allen LeBlanc (LAST) 5

Total Plays

1. Steve Spurrier (FL) 412
2. Rick Norton (KY) 271
  Bobby Duhon (TLN) 271
4. Steve Sloan (AL) 264
5. Ashby Cook (MSST) 231
6. Tom Bryan (AUB) 219
7. Jimmy Heidel (MS) 214
8. Preston Ridlehuber (GA) 204
9. Alex Bowden (AUB) 191
10. Rodger Bird (KY) 180
  Bob Kerr (VAND) 180

Total Yards

1. Steve Spurrier (FL) 2123
2. Rick Norton (KY) 1706
3. Steve Sloan (AL) 1499
4. Ashby Cook (MSST) 1097
5. Alex Bowden (AUB) 1061
6. Tom Bryan (AUB) 1028
7. Bobby Duhon (TLN) 1019
8. Nelson Stokley (LAST) 917
9. Jimmy Heidel (MS) 788
10. Steve Bowman (AL) 770

Total Touchdowns

1. Steve Spurrier (FL) 16
  Steve Sloan (AL) 16
3. Rick Norton (KY) 13
4. Rodger Bird (KY) 12
5. Ashby Cook (MSST) 11
6. Nelson Stokley (LAST) 9
  Alex Bowden (AUB) 9
8. Mike Dennis (MS) 8
9. Jimmy Heidel (MS) 7
  Dewey Warren (TN) 7