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1968 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 60-38-8, .604 W-L% (1st of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 9.39 (2nd of 12) ▪ SOS: 6.89 (4th of 12)

Conference Champion: Georgia

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Georgia 8 1 2 .818 5 0 1 .917 25.8 10.4 21.44 9.44
Tennessee 8 2 1 .773 4 1 1 .750 23.7 13.3 16.91 8.73
Alabama 8 3 0 .727 4 2 0 .667 16.7 12.6 10.96 7.42
Auburn 7 4 0 .636 4 2 0 .667 23.4 14.5 16.02 7.93
Mississippi 7 3 1 .682 3 2 1 .583 19.3 17.9 9.06 6.25
Louisiana State 8 3 0 .727 2 2 0 .500 20.1 15.5 8.80 3.34
Florida 6 3 1 .650 2 2 1 .500 15.1 17.5 7.28 5.68
Vanderbilt 5 4 1 .550 1 3 1 .300 16.3 14.7 4.03 3.73
Mississippi State 0 8 2 .100 0 4 1 .100 14.6 26.0 -6.38 4.22
Kentucky 3 7 0 .300 0 7 0 .000 14.1 20.6 5.77 12.17

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Georgia   18   16 17 10 8 7 9 5 5 4 4 8
Tennessee 9 12 16 15 10 8 6 5 5 11 8 7 8 13
Auburn                 18 12 19 18   16
Alabama 10 7 7 11           16 15 15 12 17
Louisiana State 18 20 14 10 8 20 18 14 20         19
Florida 7 6 5 4 7 7 15 20            
Mississippi         13 16 17              

6 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1969-01-01 Cotton Bowl Texas 36 Tennessee 13 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1969-01-01 Sugar Bowl Arkansas 16 Georgia 2 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1968-12-30 Peach Bowl Louisiana State 31 Florida State 27 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1968-12-28 Gator Bowl Missouri 35 Alabama 10 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1968-12-28 Sun Bowl Auburn 34 Arizona 10 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1968-12-14 Liberty Bowl Mississippi 34 Virginia Tech 17 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 173
2. Bubba Wyche (TN) 134
3. Archie Manning (MS) 127
4. Mike Cavan* (GA) 125
5. Scott Hunter (AL) 122
6. Loran Carter (AUB) 112
7. John Miller (VAND) 99
8. Mike Hillman (LAST) 64
9. Jackie Eckdahl (FL) 56
10. Larry Rentz (FL) 55

Pass Attempts

1. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 319
2. Archie Manning (MS) 263
3. Loran Carter (AUB) 248
4. Bubba Wyche (TN) 237
5. Mike Cavan* (GA) 229
6. Scott Hunter (AL) 227
7. John Miller (VAND) 201
8. Stan Forston (KY) 129
9. Jackie Eckdahl (FL) 125
10. Mike Hillman (LAST) 118

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Bubba Wyche (TN) 56.5
2. Mike Cavan* (GA) 54.6
3. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 54.2
4. Scott Hunter (AL) 53.7
5. John Miller (VAND) 49.3
6. Archie Manning (MS) 48.3
7. Loran Carter (AUB) 45.2

Passing Yards

1. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 1838
2. Mike Cavan* (GA) 1722
3. Bubba Wyche (TN) 1539
4. Archie Manning (MS) 1510
5. Loran Carter (AUB) 1487
6. Scott Hunter (AL) 1471
7. John Miller (VAND) 1164
8. Mike Hillman (LAST) 787
9. Stan Forston (KY) 643
10. Dave Bair (KY) 591

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Cavan* (GA) 7.5
2. Bubba Wyche (TN) 6.5
3. Scott Hunter (AL) 6.5
4. Loran Carter (AUB) 6.0
5. John Miller (VAND) 5.8
6. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 5.8
7. Archie Manning (MS) 5.7

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bubba Wyche (TN) 6.3
2. Mike Cavan* (GA) 5.8
3. Scott Hunter (AL) 5.6
4. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 3.8
5. Archie Manning (MS) 3.4
6. Loran Carter (AUB) 3.3
7. John Miller (VAND) 2.3

Passing Touchdowns

1. Bubba Wyche (TN) 14
  Loran Carter (AUB) 14
3. Scott Hunter (AL) 10
4. Mike Cavan* (GA) 9
  Tommy Pharr (MSST) 9
6. Archie Manning (MS) 8
7. Mike Hillman (LAST) 5
  Dave Bair (KY) 5
  John Miller (VAND) 5
10. Bobby Scott (TN) 4

Passing Interceptions

1. Loran Carter (AUB) 21
2. John Miller (VAND) 18
  Tommy Pharr (MSST) 18
4. Archie Manning (MS) 17
5. Mike Cavan* (GA) 13
6. Stan Forston (KY) 12
7. Dave Bair (KY) 10
8. Scott Hunter (AL) 9
9. Mike Hillman (LAST) 7
  Bubba Wyche (TN) 7
  Jackie Eckdahl (FL) 7

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bubba Wyche (TN) 124.7
2. Mike Cavan* (GA) 119.4
3. Scott Hunter (AL) 114.8
4. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 100.7
5. Loran Carter (AUB) 97.2
6. Archie Manning (MS) 93.6
7. John Miller (VAND) 88.2

Rush Attempts

1. Brad Johnson* (GA) 156
2. Larry Smith (FL) 151
3. Bruce Kemp* (GA) 149
4. Allan Spear (VAND) 142
5. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 141
6. Tommy Allen (LAST) 135
7. Ed Morgan (AL) 134
  Dicky Lyons (KY) 134
9. Richard Pickens (TN) 133
10. Bo Bowen (MS) 132

Rushing Yards

1. Richard Pickens (TN) 736
2. Larry Smith (FL) 690
3. Bruce Kemp* (GA) 573
4. Tom Christian (FL) 509
5. Brad Johnson* (GA) 501
6. Steve Hindman (MS) 475
7. Bo Bowen (MS) 469
8. Ed Morgan (AL) 450
9. Kenny Newfield (LAST) 441
10. Allan Spear (VAND) 438

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Richard Pickens (TN) 5.5
2. Kenny Newfield (LAST) 5.2
3. Larry Smith (FL) 4.6
4. Tom Christian (FL) 4.5
5. Steve Farnsworth* (GA) 4.1
6. Raynard Makin (KY) 3.9
7. Bruce Kemp* (GA) 3.8
8. Steve Hindman (MS) 3.7
9. Bo Bowen (MS) 3.6
10. Dick Beard (KY) 3.5

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Dicky Lyons (KY) 8
2. Larry Smith (FL) 7
  Richmond Flowers (TN) 7
4. Brad Johnson* (GA) 5
  Archie Manning (MS) 5
  Dave Strong (VAND) 5
  Tommy Allen (LAST) 5
  Ed Morgan (AL) 5
9. Mike Currier (AUB) 4
  Mike Cavan* (GA) 4
  Steve Hindman (MS) 4
  Bruce Kemp* (GA) 4
  Donnie Hampton* (GA) 4
  Tom Christian (FL) 4

Receptions

1. Sammy Milner (MSST) 64
2. Curt Chesley (VAND) 48
3. Tim Christian (AUB) 47
4. Charles Whittemore* (GA) 45
5. Tommy Morel (LAST) 42
6. David Smith (MSST) 38
  Kent Lawrence* (GA) 38
8. Guy McTheny (FL) 34
  Ken DeLong (TN) 34
10. George Ranager (AL) 31

Receiving Yards

1. Sammy Milner (MSST) 909
2. Charles Whittemore* (GA) 664
3. Tim Christian (AUB) 623
4. Tommy Morel (LAST) 564
5. Kent Lawrence* (GA) 555
6. Curt Chesley (VAND) 543
7. George Ranager (AL) 499
8. Dennis Hughes* (GA) 498
9. David Smith (MSST) 425
10. Phil Thompson (KY) 397

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Dennis Hughes* (GA) 18.4
2. George Ranager (AL) 16.1
3. Donnie Sutton (AL) 15.5
4. Charles Whittemore* (GA) 14.8
5. Kent Lawrence* (GA) 14.6
6. Sammy Milner (MSST) 14.2
7. Phil Thompson (KY) 13.7
8. Tommy Morel (LAST) 13.4
9. Gary Kreis (TN) 13.4
10. Tim Christian (AUB) 13.3

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Tim Christian (AUB) 7
2. Lester McClain (TN) 6
3. Sammy Milner (MSST) 5
4. George Ranager (AL) 4
  Donnie Sutton (AL) 4
  Dennis Hughes* (GA) 4
  Gary Kreis (TN) 4
8. Kent Lawrence* (GA) 3
  Steve Hindman (MS) 3
  Ken DeLong (TN) 3
  Mike Currier (AUB) 3
  Connie Frederick (AUB) 3
  Dicky Lyons (KY) 3

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Brad Johnson* (GA) 169
2. Larry Smith (FL) 164
3. Allan Spear (VAND) 155
4. Bruce Kemp* (GA) 152
5. Steve Hindman (MS) 150
6. Dicky Lyons (KY) 145
7. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 144
  Richard Pickens (TN) 144
9. Bo Bowen (MS) 143
10. Ed Morgan (AL) 140

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Sammy Milner (MSST) 909
2. Larry Smith (FL) 847
3. Richard Pickens (TN) 832
4. Steve Hindman (MS) 672
5. Charles Whittemore* (GA) 664
6. Kent Lawrence* (GA) 661
7. Tim Christian (AUB) 623
8. Bo Bowen (MS) 602
9. Dicky Lyons (KY) 593
10. Allan Spear (VAND) 589

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Dicky Lyons (KY) 11
2. Mike Currier (AUB) 7
  Larry Smith (FL) 7
  Dave Strong (VAND) 7
  Steve Hindman (MS) 7
  Richmond Flowers (TN) 7
  Tim Christian (AUB) 7
8. Brad Johnson* (GA) 6
  Lester McClain (TN) 6
10. Archie Manning (MS) 5
  Sammy Milner (MSST) 5
  Tommy Allen (LAST) 5
  Ed Morgan (AL) 5

Total Plays

1. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 460
2. Archie Manning (MS) 373
3. Mike Cavan* (GA) 343
4. Bubba Wyche (TN) 341
5. Loran Carter (AUB) 296
6. John Miller (VAND) 283
7. Scott Hunter (AL) 275
8. Jackie Eckdahl (FL) 191
9. Stan Forston (KY) 177
10. Larry Rentz (FL) 164

Total Yards

1. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 2077
2. Mike Cavan* (GA) 1789
3. Archie Manning (MS) 1718
4. Bubba Wyche (TN) 1502
5. Loran Carter (AUB) 1440
6. Scott Hunter (AL) 1428
7. John Miller (VAND) 1197
8. Mike Hillman (LAST) 802
9. Fred Haynes (LAST) 771
10. Jackie Eckdahl (FL) 746

Total Touchdowns

1. Bubba Wyche (TN) 15
  Loran Carter (AUB) 15
3. Mike Cavan* (GA) 13
  Archie Manning (MS) 13
5. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 12
6. Scott Hunter (AL) 11
7. Dicky Lyons (KY) 8
8. Larry Smith (FL) 7
  Mike Hillman (LAST) 7
  John Miller (VAND) 7
  Richmond Flowers (TN) 7