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1970 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 66-45-1, .594 W-L% (2nd of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 11.73 (3rd of 13) ▪ SOS: 7.80 (5th of 13)

Conference Champion: Louisiana State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Louisiana State and Mississippi)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Auburn, 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 3 0 .750 5 0 0 1.000 24.1 9.4 20.61 9.77
Tennessee 11 1 0 .917 4 1 0 .800 30.8 9.7 24.70 8.11
Auburn 9 2 0 .818 6 2 0 .750 35.5 16.1 21.31 8.77
Mississippi 7 4 0 .636 4 3 0 .571 28.5 23.2 11.19 6.10
Florida 7 4 0 .636 3 3 0 .500 20.4 23.3 5.77 5.22
Georgia 5 5 0 .500 3 3 0 .500 24.2 15.3 12.24 6.74
Mississippi State 6 5 0 .545 3 4 0 .429 15.5 24.0 6.01 10.01
Alabama 6 5 1 .542 3 4 0 .429 27.8 22.0 14.45 10.62
Vanderbilt 4 7 0 .364 1 5 0 .167 18.3 19.4 -0.13 3.60
Kentucky 2 9 0 .182 0 7 0 .000 11.9 21.2 1.12 9.03

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Tennessee     17   20 14 11 9 8 10 8 7 5 4 4
Louisiana State 12 12     19 15 14 10 11 9 7 6 8 5 7
Auburn 20     12 9 8 6 12 10 8 13 11 10 10 10
Mississippi 5 5 5 7 5 4 13 13 13 12 12 10 16   20
Alabama 16     17         19            
Florida 15 14 13                        
Georgia   19                          

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1971-01-02 Gator Bowl Auburn 35 Mississippi 28 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1971-01-01 Orange Bowl Nebraska 17 Louisiana State 12 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1971-01-01 Sugar Bowl Tennessee 34 Air Force 13 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1970-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Oklahoma 24 Alabama 24 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. John Reaves (FL) 188
2. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 167
3. Joe Reed (MSST) 138
  Joe Reed (MSST) 138
5. Archie Manning (MS) 121
6. Bobby Scott (TN) 118
7. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 115
8. Scott Hunter (AL) 103
9. Buddy Lee* (LAST) 85
10. Neb Hayden (AL) 61

Pass Attempts

1. John Reaves (FL) 376
2. Joe Reed (MSST) 294
  Joe Reed (MSST) 294
4. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 281
5. Bobby Scott (TN) 252
6. Archie Manning (MS) 233
7. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 209
8. Scott Hunter (AL) 179
9. Buddy Lee* (LAST) 161
10. Neb Hayden (AL) 124

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 59.4
2. Scott Hunter (AL) 57.5
3. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 55.0
4. Archie Manning (MS) 51.9
5. John Reaves (FL) 50.0
6. Joe Reed (MSST) 46.9
  Joe Reed (MSST) 46.9
8. Bobby Scott (TN) 46.8

Passing Yards

1. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 2586
2. John Reaves (FL) 2549
3. Bobby Scott (TN) 1697
4. Joe Reed (MSST) 1616
  Joe Reed (MSST) 1616
6. Archie Manning (MS) 1481
7. Buddy Lee* (LAST) 1344
8. Scott Hunter (AL) 1240
9. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 1181
10. Bert Jones* (LAST) 909

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 9.2
2. Scott Hunter (AL) 6.9
3. John Reaves (FL) 6.8
4. Bobby Scott (TN) 6.7
5. Archie Manning (MS) 6.4
6. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 5.7
7. Joe Reed (MSST) 5.5
  Joe Reed (MSST) 5.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 8.5
2. John Reaves (FL) 5.2
3. Bobby Scott (TN) 5.2
4. Archie Manning (MS) 4.9
5. Scott Hunter (AL) 4.1
6. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 3.7
7. Joe Reed (MSST) 3.6
  Joe Reed (MSST) 3.6

Passing Touchdowns

1. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 17
2. Archie Manning (MS) 14
  Bobby Scott (TN) 14
4. John Reaves (FL) 13
5. Joe Reed (MSST) 8
  Joe Reed (MSST) 8
  Scott Hunter (AL) 8
8. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 7
9. Buddy Lee* (LAST) 6
  Neb Hayden (AL) 6

Passing Interceptions

1. John Reaves (FL) 19
2. Joe Reed (MSST) 16
  Joe Reed (MSST) 16
4. Bobby Scott (TN) 15
  Scott Hunter (AL) 15
6. Archie Manning (MS) 14
7. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 12
  Bernie Scruggs (KY) 12
9. Neb Hayden (AL) 10
10. Buddy Lee* (LAST) 8

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 148.2
2. Scott Hunter (AL) 113.7
3. Archie Manning (MS) 113.1
4. Bobby Scott (TN) 109.8
5. John Reaves (FL) 108.2
6. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 102.1
7. Joe Reed (MSST) 91.2
  Joe Reed (MSST) 91.2

Rush Attempts

1. Art Cantrelle* (LAST) 249
2. Johnny Musso (AL) 226
3. Curt Watson (TN) 190
4. Tommy Durrance (FL) 167
5. Steve Burger (VAND) 162
6. Randy Reed (MS) 157
7. Joe Reed (MSST) 155
  Lewis Grubbs (MSST) 155
  Joe Reed (MSST) 155
10. Ricky Lake (GA) 135

Rushing Yards

1. Johnny Musso (AL) 1137
2. Art Cantrelle* (LAST) 895
3. Curt Watson (TN) 791
4. Randy Reed (MS) 668
5. Lewis Grubbs (MSST) 644
6. Tommy Durrance (FL) 584
7. Ricky Lake (GA) 570
8. Steve Burger (VAND) 552
9. Bob Honeycutt (GA) 491
10. Bob Knight (MS) 476

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Dave Brungard (AL) 5.7
2. Steve Wold (TN) 5.3
3. Johnny Musso (AL) 5.0
4. Wallace Clark (AUB) 4.9
5. Bob Knight (MS) 4.5
6. Mack Brown (VAND) 4.4
7. Mickey Zofko (AUB) 4.4
8. Randy Reed (MS) 4.3
9. Bob Honeycutt (GA) 4.2
10. Ricky Lake (GA) 4.2

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Steve Burger (VAND) 10
2. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 9
3. Johnny Musso (AL) 8
4. Curt Watson (TN) 7
  Joe Reed (MSST) 7
  Art Cantrelle* (LAST) 7
  Joe Reed (MSST) 7
  Lewis Grubbs (MSST) 7
9. Archie Manning (MS) 6
  Tommy Durrance (FL) 6
  Don McLeary (TN) 6

Receptions

1. David Smith (MSST) 74
2. David Bailey (AL) 55
3. Terry Beasley (AUB) 52
4. Andy Hamilton* (LAST) 48
5. Floyd Franks (MS) 46
  Charles Whittemore (GA) 46
7. Carlos Alvarez (FL) 44
8. Jim Yancey (FL) 40
9. Joe Thompson (TN) 37
10. Mickey Zofko (AUB) 34

Receiving Yards

1. Terry Beasley (AUB) 1051
2. Andy Hamilton* (LAST) 1016
3. David Smith (MSST) 987
4. David Bailey (AL) 790
5. Carlos Alvarez (FL) 717
6. Floyd Franks (MS) 668
7. Charles Whittemore (GA) 620
8. Jim Yancey (FL) 550
9. Alvin Bresler (AUB) 530
10. Joe Thompson (TN) 502

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Alvin Bresler (AUB) 23.0
2. Andy Hamilton* (LAST) 21.2
3. Terry Beasley (AUB) 20.2
4. Willie Jackson (FL) 17.6
5. Carlos Alvarez (FL) 16.3
6. Floyd Franks (MS) 14.5
7. David Bailey (AL) 14.4
8. Lester McClain (TN) 14.2
9. Jim Yancey (FL) 13.8
10. Vernon Studdard (MS) 13.7

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Terry Beasley (AUB) 11
2. Floyd Franks (MS) 7
3. David Bailey (AL) 6
  Andy Hamilton* (LAST) 6
  David Smith (MSST) 6
6. Stan Trott (TN) 5
  Carlos Alvarez (FL) 5
  Charles Whittemore (GA) 5
9. Joe Thompson (TN) 4
  Randy Reed (MS) 4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Art Cantrelle* (LAST) 258
2. Johnny Musso (AL) 256
3. Curt Watson (TN) 196
4. Randy Reed (MS) 188
5. Tommy Durrance (FL) 187
6. Steve Burger (VAND) 168
7. Lewis Grubbs (MSST) 161
8. Joe Reed (MSST) 156
  Joe Reed (MSST) 156
10. Ricky Lake (GA) 137

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Johnny Musso (AL) 1297
2. Terry Beasley (AUB) 1146
3. Andy Hamilton* (LAST) 1036
4. David Smith (MSST) 1025
5. Randy Reed (MS) 993
6. Art Cantrelle* (LAST) 968
7. Curt Watson (TN) 845
8. David Bailey (AL) 790
9. Mickey Zofko (AUB) 774
10. Tommy Durrance (FL) 756

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Terry Beasley (AUB) 12
2. Steve Burger (VAND) 10
3. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 9
  Johnny Musso (AL) 9
5. Curt Watson (TN) 8
  Andy Hamilton* (LAST) 8
  Lewis Grubbs (MSST) 8
8. Floyd Franks (MS) 7
  Joe Reed (MSST) 7
  Randy Reed (MS) 7
  Art Cantrelle* (LAST) 7
  Bob Knight (MS) 7
  Joe Reed (MSST) 7

Total Plays

1. Joe Reed (MSST) 449
  Joe Reed (MSST) 449
3. John Reaves (FL) 433
4. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 333
5. Archie Manning (MS) 313
6. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 308
7. Bobby Scott (TN) 303
8. Art Cantrelle* (LAST) 249
9. Steve Burger (VAND) 230
10. Johnny Musso (AL) 229

Total Yards

1. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 2856
2. John Reaves (FL) 2431
3. Joe Reed (MSST) 1932
  Joe Reed (MSST) 1932
5. Bobby Scott (TN) 1786
6. Archie Manning (MS) 1594
7. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 1346
8. Buddy Lee* (LAST) 1307
9. Scott Hunter (AL) 1200
10. Johnny Musso (AL) 1166

Total Touchdowns

1. Pat Sullivan (AUB) 26
2. Archie Manning (MS) 20
3. Bobby Scott (TN) 17
4. Steve Burger (VAND) 15
  Joe Reed (MSST) 15
  Joe Reed (MSST) 15
7. John Reaves (FL) 14
8. Johnny Musso (AL) 10
9. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 9
10. Neb Hayden (AL) 8
  Scott Hunter (AL) 8