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1969 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 63-41-2, .604 W-L% (1st of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 11.77 (2nd of 13) ▪ SOS: 7.88 (3rd of 13)

Conference Champion: Tennessee

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Louisiana State 9 1 0 .900 4 1 0 .800 34.9 9.1 20.68 3.58
Florida 9 1 1 .864 4 1 1 .750 31.2 18.2 19.02 7.29
Tennessee 9 2 0 .818 5 2 0 .714 29.8 16.3 19.04 7.04
Auburn 8 3 0 .727 5 2 0 .714 33.6 15.7 17.57 7.75
Mississippi 8 3 0 .727 4 2 0 .667 30.4 14.7 17.80 7.71
Georgia 5 5 1 .500 2 3 1 .417 19.8 13.3 13.43 8.52
Vanderbilt 4 6 0 .400 2 3 0 .400 24.2 26.4 2.66 7.26
Alabama 6 5 0 .545 2 4 0 .333 28.5 24.4 9.03 7.39
Kentucky 2 8 0 .200 1 6 0 .143 10.4 29.5 -2.15 12.25
Mississippi State 3 7 0 .300 0 5 0 .000 19.3 38.5 0.66 10.06

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
Mississippi 9 8 20   19 17   17 18 13 14 14 13 8
Louisiana State     16 14 9 9 8 12 12 10 9 8 8 10
Florida   12 12 12 10 10 7 13 15 15 17 18 15 14
Tennessee 15 19 10 10 7 3 3 3 3 9 10 12 11 15
Auburn 20 17   20 15 14 17 11 11 11 12 11 12 20
Alabama 13 15 15 13 20                  
Georgia 8 7 7 6 14 13 11 16 16          

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1970-01-01 Sugar Bowl Mississippi 27 Arkansas 22 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1969-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Houston 36 Auburn 7 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1969-12-27 Gator Bowl Florida 14 Tennessee 13 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1969-12-20 Sun Bowl Nebraska 45 Georgia 6 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1969-12-13 Liberty Bowl Colorado 47 Alabama 33 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. John Reaves (FL) 222
2. Scott Hunter (AL) 157
3. Archie Manning (MS) 154
4. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 140
5. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 123
6. Mike Hillman (LAST) 93
7. Bobby Scott (TN) 92
8. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 89
9. Mike Cavan (GA) 71
10. Watson Brown (VAND) 69

Pass Attempts

1. John Reaves (FL) 396
2. Scott Hunter (AL) 266
3. Archie Manning (MS) 265
4. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 258
5. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 257
6. Bobby Scott (TN) 191
7. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 183
8. Mike Hillman (LAST) 167
9. Mike Cavan (GA) 162
10. Watson Brown (VAND) 111

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Scott Hunter (AL) 59.0
2. Archie Manning (MS) 58.1
3. John Reaves (FL) 56.1
4. Mike Hillman (LAST) 55.7
5. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 54.3
6. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 48.6
7. Bobby Scott (TN) 48.2
8. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 47.9
9. Mike Cavan (GA) 43.8

Passing Yards

1. John Reaves (FL) 2896
2. Scott Hunter (AL) 2188
3. Archie Manning (MS) 1762
4. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 1686
5. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 1603
6. Bobby Scott (TN) 1352
7. Mike Hillman (LAST) 1180
8. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 969
9. Mike Cavan (GA) 946
10. Watson Brown (VAND) 696

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Scott Hunter (AL) 8.2
2. John Reaves (FL) 7.3
3. Bobby Scott (TN) 7.1
4. Mike Hillman (LAST) 7.1
5. Archie Manning (MS) 6.6
6. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 6.6
7. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 6.2
8. Mike Cavan (GA) 5.8
9. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 5.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Scott Hunter (AL) 7.5
2. John Reaves (FL) 6.4
3. Bobby Scott (TN) 6.2
4. Archie Manning (MS) 5.8
5. Mike Hillman (LAST) 5.6
6. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 5.0
7. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 4.8
8. Mike Cavan (GA) 3.6
9. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 2.9

Passing Touchdowns

1. John Reaves (FL) 24
2. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 16
3. Bobby Scott (TN) 12
4. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 11
5. Scott Hunter (AL) 9
  Archie Manning (MS) 9
7. Mike Hillman (LAST) 8
8. Mike Cavan (GA) 7
9. Watson Brown (VAND) 6
10. Denny Painter (VAND) 5
  Joe Reed (MSST) 5
  Joe Reed (MSST) 5

Passing Interceptions

1. John Reaves (FL) 19
2. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 16
3. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 13
4. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 11
  Mike Cavan (GA) 11
6. Mike Hillman (LAST) 9
  Denny Painter (VAND) 9
  Bobby Scott (TN) 9
  Archie Manning (MS) 9
10. Watson Brown (VAND) 8
  Scott Hunter (AL) 8

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Scott Hunter (AL) 133.3
2. John Reaves (FL) 127.9
3. Mike Hillman (LAST) 120.1
4. Bobby Scott (TN) 118.9
5. Archie Manning (MS) 118.4
6. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 111.1
7. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 110.4
8. Mike Cavan (GA) 93.6
9. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 86.5

Rush Attempts

1. Tommy Durrance (FL) 189
2. Roger Gann (KY) 180
3. Doug Mathews (VAND) 167
4. Johnny Musso (AL) 157
5. Curt Watson (TN) 146
6. Bruce Kemp (GA) 129
7. Julian Smiley (GA) 124
  Archie Manning (MS) 124
9. Don McLeary (TN) 121
  Watson Brown (VAND) 121

Rushing Yards

1. Doug Mathews (VAND) 849
2. Curt Watson (TN) 807
3. Tommy Durrance (FL) 731
4. Roger Gann (KY) 646
5. Eddie Ray (LAST) 586
6. Mickey Zofko (AUB) 565
7. Wallace Clark (AUB) 531
8. Johnny Musso (AL) 516
9. Archie Manning (MS) 502
10. Don McLeary (TN) 493

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Curt Watson (TN) 5.5
2. Tommy Lowry (AUB) 5.4
3. Eddie Ray (LAST) 5.1
4. Doug Mathews (VAND) 5.1
5. Mickey Zofko (AUB) 4.7
6. Bo Bowen (MS) 4.7
7. Pete Jilleba (AL) 4.6
8. Wallace Clark (AUB) 4.6
9. Don McLeary (TN) 4.1
10. Archie Manning (MS) 4.0

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Archie Manning (MS) 14
2. Tommy Durrance (FL) 12
3. Johnny Musso (AL) 10
4. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 7
  Steve Whaley (MSST) 7
  Watson Brown (VAND) 7
  Bruce Kemp (GA) 7
8. Curt Watson (TN) 6
  Bobby Scott (TN) 6
  Wallace Clark (AUB) 6

Receptions

1. Carlos Alvarez (FL) 88
2. Sammy Milner (MSST) 64
3. David Bailey (AL) 56
4. Floyd Franks (MS) 54
5. David Smith (MSST) 50
6. Curt Chesley (VAND) 44
7. Jim Poole (MS) 43
  Lonny Myles (LAST) 43
9. Gary Kreis (TN) 38
10. Andy Cheney (FL) 37

Receiving Yards

1. Carlos Alvarez (FL) 1329
2. David Bailey (AL) 781
3. David Smith (MSST) 756
4. Sammy Milner (MSST) 745
5. Floyd Franks (MS) 720
6. Terry Beasley (AUB) 610
7. Gary Kreis (TN) 609
8. Lonny Myles (LAST) 559
9. Andy Cheney (FL) 518
10. Curt Chesley (VAND) 516

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Terry Beasley (AUB) 17.9
2. Dennis Hughes (GA) 16.4
3. Charles Whittemore (GA) 16.1
4. Connie Frederick (AUB) 16.1
5. Gary Kreis (TN) 16.0
6. Vernon Studdard (MS) 15.3
7. David Smith (MSST) 15.1
8. Carlos Alvarez (FL) 15.1
9. Roger Gann (KY) 15.0
10. Andy Cheney (FL) 14.0

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Carlos Alvarez (FL) 12
2. Tommy Durrance (FL) 6
  Dave Strong (VAND) 6
  Terry Beasley (AUB) 6
  Sammy Milner (MSST) 6
6. Connie Frederick (AUB) 5
  Gary Kreis (TN) 5
  Curt Chesley (VAND) 5
  David Smith (MSST) 5
10. Lonny Myles (LAST) 4
  Charles Whittemore (GA) 4
  George Ranager (AL) 4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Tommy Durrance (FL) 215
2. Roger Gann (KY) 202
3. Johnny Musso (AL) 183
4. Doug Mathews (VAND) 182
5. Curt Watson (TN) 150
6. Mickey Zofko (AUB) 133
7. Bruce Kemp (GA) 132
8. Wallace Clark (AUB) 130
9. Julian Smiley (GA) 127
10. Don McLeary (TN) 126

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Carlos Alvarez (FL) 1329
2. Doug Mathews (VAND) 1067
3. Tommy Durrance (FL) 1062
4. Roger Gann (KY) 975
5. Johnny Musso (AL) 837
6. Curt Watson (TN) 835
7. David Bailey (AL) 781
8. David Smith (MSST) 756
9. Sammy Milner (MSST) 745
10. Floyd Franks (MS) 720

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Tommy Durrance (FL) 18
2. Archie Manning (MS) 14
3. Johnny Musso (AL) 13
4. Carlos Alvarez (FL) 12
5. Dave Strong (VAND) 8
6. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 7
  Steve Whaley (MSST) 7
  Mickey Zofko (AUB) 7
  George Ranager (AL) 7
  Watson Brown (VAND) 7
  Bruce Kemp (GA) 7

Total Plays

1. John Reaves (FL) 428
2. Archie Manning (MS) 389
3. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 313
4. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 309
5. Scott Hunter (AL) 301
6. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 299
7. Bobby Scott (TN) 281
8. Mike Cavan (GA) 239
9. Watson Brown (VAND) 232
10. Mike Hillman (LAST) 208

Total Yards

1. John Reaves (FL) 2852
2. Archie Manning (MS) 2264
3. Scott Hunter (AL) 2157
4. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 1891
5. Tommy Pharr (MSST) 1607
6. Bobby Scott (TN) 1475
7. Mike Hillman (LAST) 1225
8. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 1000
9. Mike Cavan (GA) 999
10. Watson Brown (VAND) 991

Total Touchdowns

1. John Reaves (FL) 25
2. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 23
  Archie Manning (MS) 23
4. Bobby Scott (TN) 18
5. Mike Hillman (LAST) 13
  Watson Brown (VAND) 13
7. Tommy Durrance (FL) 12
  Tommy Pharr (MSST) 12
  Scott Hunter (AL) 12
10. Johnny Musso (AL) 10