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1971 Southeastern Conference Leaders

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Record: 73-41-1, .639 W-L% (1st of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 12.41 (2nd of 13) ▪ SOS: 8.28 (2nd of 13)

Conference Champion: Alabama

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. John Reaves (FL) 193
2. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 182
3. Hal Chealander (MSST) 66
  Bert Jones (LAST) 66
5. Norris Weese* (MS) 63
6. Steve Burger (VAND) 57
  Paul Lyons (LAST) 57
8. Kenny Lyons* (MS) 48
9. Jim Maxwell (TN) 46
10. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 44
11. Terry Davis (AL) 42
12. Andy Johnson (GA) 33
13. James Ray (GA) 27
14. Billy Baker (MSST) 23
15. Mike Fanuzzi (KY) 19
16. Shug Chumbler* (MS) 18
17. Dennis Chadwick (TN) 14
18. Chan Gailey (FL) 11
  Phil Pierce (TN) 11
20. Ted Smith* (AUB) 9
  Denny Painter (VAND) 9

Pass Attempts

1. John Reaves (FL) 356
2. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 325
3. Hal Chealander (MSST) 155
4. Steve Burger (VAND) 134
5. Paul Lyons (LAST) 122
6. Bert Jones (LAST) 119
7. Norris Weese* (MS) 116
8. Jim Maxwell (TN) 102
  Bernie Scruggs (KY) 102
10. Andy Johnson (GA) 77
11. Kenny Lyons* (MS) 75
12. Terry Davis (AL) 66
13. Billy Baker (MSST) 59
14. Mike Fanuzzi (KY) 52
15. James Ray (GA) 50
16. Shug Chumbler* (MS) 46
17. Dennis Chadwick (TN) 39
18. Phil Pierce (TN) 31
19. Denny Painter (VAND) 27
20. Chan Gailey (FL) 23

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 56.0
2. John Reaves (FL) 54.2
3. Hal Chealander (MSST) 42.6

Passing Yards

1. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 2262
2. John Reaves (FL) 2104
3. Bert Jones (LAST) 945
4. Hal Chealander (MSST) 937
5. Paul Lyons (LAST) 817
6. Norris Weese* (MS) 766
7. Steve Burger (VAND) 671
8. Kenny Lyons* (MS) 617
9. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 554
10. Jim Maxwell (TN) 544
11. Terry Davis (AL) 452
12. James Ray (GA) 407
13. Andy Johnson (GA) 341
14. Mike Fanuzzi (KY) 283
15. Billy Baker (MSST) 282
16. Dennis Chadwick (TN) 281
17. Shug Chumbler* (MS) 200
18. Ted Smith* (AUB) 165
19. Phil Pierce (TN) 126
20. Denny Painter (VAND) 115

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 7.0
2. Hal Chealander (MSST) 6.0
3. John Reaves (FL) 5.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 6.5
2. John Reaves (FL) 4.2
3. Hal Chealander (MSST) 2.5

Passing Touchdowns

1. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 21
2. John Reaves (FL) 17
3. Paul Lyons (LAST) 11
4. Kenny Lyons* (MS) 10
5. Bert Jones (LAST) 9
6. Terry Davis (AL) 8
7. Norris Weese* (MS) 6
8. Billy Baker (MSST) 3
  James Ray (GA) 3
  Bernie Scruggs (KY) 3
11. Hal Chealander (MSST) 2
  Shug Chumbler* (MS) 2
  Ted Smith* (AUB) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. John Reaves (FL) 21
2. Hal Chealander (MSST) 13
  Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 13
4. Steve Burger (VAND) 9
5. Jim Maxwell (TN) 8
  Bernie Scruggs (KY) 8
7. Paul Lyons (LAST) 7
8. Norris Weese* (MS) 5
9. Phil Pierce (TN) 4
  Bert Jones (LAST) 4
  Terry Davis (AL) 4
  Billy Baker (MSST) 4
  Andy Johnson (GA) 4
14. Mike Fanuzzi (KY) 3
  Dennis Chadwick (TN) 3
16. Ronnie Everett (MSST) 2
  Chan Gailey (FL) 2
  Denny Painter (VAND) 2
  Kenny Lyons* (MS) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 127.8
2. John Reaves (FL) 107.8
3. Hal Chealander (MSST) 80.8

Rush Attempts

1. Curt Watson (TN) 193
2. Johnny Musso (AL) 191
3. Andy Johnson (GA) 174
4. Steve Burger (VAND) 172
5. Jamie O'Rourke (VAND) 165
6. Greg Ainsworth* (MS) 162
7. Jimmy Poulos (GA) 144
8. Terry Davis (AL) 138
9. Norris Weese* (MS) 136
10. Lewis Grubbs (MSST) 134
11. Art Cantrelle (LAST) 133
12. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 114
13. Ellis Beck (AL) 110
14. Mike Rich (FL) 106
15. Chris Dantin (LAST) 105
16. Bob Honeycutt (GA) 104
17. Paul Lyons (LAST) 101
18. Lee Clymer (KY) 96
19. Ricky Lake (GA) 94
20. Tommy Durrance (FL) 92
  Tommy Lowry* (AUB) 92
  Terry Henley* (AUB) 92

Rushing Yards

1. Johnny Musso (AL) 1088
2. Andy Johnson (GA) 870
3. Curt Watson (TN) 766
4. Greg Ainsworth* (MS) 748
5. Jimmy Poulos (GA) 733
6. Jamie O'Rourke (VAND) 677
7. Art Cantrelle (LAST) 649
8. Ellis Beck (AL) 556
9. Bob Honeycutt (GA) 530
10. Norris Weese* (MS) 520
11. Tommy Lowry* (AUB) 511
12. Mike Rich (FL) 481
13. Steve Bisceglia (AL) 472
14. Joe LaBue (AL) 466
15. Lee Clymer (KY) 455
16. Terry Davis (AL) 448
17. Chris Dantin (LAST) 445
18. Terry Henley* (AUB) 435
19. Lewis Grubbs (MSST) 419
20. Bill Rudder (TN) 414

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Joe LaBue (AL) 6.4
2. Steve Bisceglia (AL) 5.9
3. Johnny Musso (AL) 5.7
4. Tommy Lowry* (AUB) 5.6
5. Bill Rudder (TN) 5.3
6. Bob Honeycutt (GA) 5.1
7. Jimmy Poulos (GA) 5.1
8. Ellis Beck (AL) 5.1
9. Andy Johnson (GA) 5.0
10. Art Cantrelle (LAST) 4.9
11. Doug Kotar (KY) 4.8
12. Lee Clymer (KY) 4.7
13. Terry Henley* (AUB) 4.7
14. Greg Ainsworth* (MS) 4.6
15. Mike Rich (FL) 4.5
16. Steve Chancey (TN) 4.4
17. Chris Dantin (LAST) 4.2
18. Ricky Lake (GA) 4.2
19. Jamie O'Rourke (VAND) 4.1
20. Curt Watson (TN) 4.0

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Johnny Musso (AL) 16
2. Andy Johnson (GA) 13
3. Greg Ainsworth* (MS) 11
4. Curt Watson (TN) 9
5. Jimmy Poulos (GA) 8
  Steve Burger (VAND) 8
7. James Ray (GA) 7
8. Tommy Lowry* (AUB) 6
  Norris Weese* (MS) 6
  Paul Lyons (LAST) 6
  Terry Davis (AL) 6
12. Ricky Lake (GA) 5
  Chris Dantin (LAST) 5
14. Wayne Jones (MSST) 4
  Bert Jones (LAST) 4
  Harry Unger* (AUB) 4
  Jamie O'Rourke (VAND) 4
  Terry Henley* (AUB) 4
19. Steve Chancey (TN) 3
  Lee Clymer (KY) 3
  Jimmy Porter* (MS) 3
  Joe LaBue (AL) 3
  Lewis Grubbs (MSST) 3
  Del Walker (LAST) 3
  Kenny Lyons* (MS) 3

Receptions

1. Terry Beasley* (AUB) 61
2. Dick Schmalz* (AUB) 47
3. Andy Hamilton (LAST) 45
4. Carlos Alvarez (FL) 40
5. Tommy Durrance (FL) 39
6. Riley Myers* (MS) 29
7. Eric Hoggatt (MSST) 28
8. Willie Jackson (FL) 27
  Bill Barry* (MS) 27
10. Jim Yancey (FL) 24
11. Robby Robinett* (AUB) 22
12. David Bailey (AL) 21
  Tommy Strahan (MSST) 21
14. Jim Poole* (MS) 20
15. Gary Chesley (VAND) 19
16. Ken Kavanaugh (LAST) 18
  Hollis Boardman (FL) 18
  Tommy Lowry* (AUB) 18
19. Lenny Lucas (FL) 17
20. Jay Hughes (MSST) 16

Receiving Yards

1. Terry Beasley* (AUB) 963
2. Andy Hamilton (LAST) 854
3. Dick Schmalz* (AUB) 699
4. Carlos Alvarez (FL) 517
5. Riley Myers* (MS) 439
6. Tommy Durrance (FL) 366
7. Eric Hoggatt (MSST) 365
8. Tommy Strahan (MSST) 346
9. Willie Jackson (FL) 331
10. Bill Barry* (MS) 320
11. Jim Yancey (FL) 292
12. David Bailey (AL) 286
13. Hollis Boardman (FL) 262
14. Gary Chesley (VAND) 253
15. Joe Thompson (TN) 247
16. Jim Poole* (MS) 242
17. Ken Kavanaugh (LAST) 223
18. Jay Hughes (MSST) 215
19. Jim Grant (KY) 205
20. Walter Overton (VAND) 196

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Andy Hamilton (LAST) 19.0
2. Tommy Strahan (MSST) 16.5
3. Terry Beasley* (AUB) 15.8
4. Riley Myers* (MS) 15.1
5. Dick Schmalz* (AUB) 14.9
6. David Bailey (AL) 13.6
7. Eric Hoggatt (MSST) 13.0
8. Carlos Alvarez (FL) 12.9
9. Willie Jackson (FL) 12.3
10. Jim Yancey (FL) 12.2
11. Bill Barry* (MS) 11.9
12. Tommy Durrance (FL) 9.4
13. Robby Robinett* (AUB) 7.7

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Terry Beasley* (AUB) 12
2. Andy Hamilton (LAST) 9
3. Dick Schmalz* (AUB) 7
4. Tommy Durrance (FL) 6
  Riley Myers* (MS) 6
6. David Bailey (AL) 5
7. Ken Kavanaugh (LAST) 4
  Butch Veazey* (MS) 4
9. Bill Barry* (MS) 3
  Jim Yancey (FL) 3
11. Jimmy Shirer (GA) 2
  Carlos Alvarez (FL) 2
  Bobby Wood (AL) 2
  Willie Jackson (FL) 2
  Hollis Boardman (FL) 2
  Tommy Strahan (MSST) 2
  Jay Michaelson (LAST) 2
  Leon Felts* (MS) 2
  Jay Hughes (MSST) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Curt Watson (TN) 197
2. Johnny Musso (AL) 196
3. Andy Johnson (GA) 174
4. Steve Burger (VAND) 172
  Jamie O'Rourke (VAND) 172
6. Greg Ainsworth* (MS) 164
7. Jimmy Poulos (GA) 150
8. Lewis Grubbs (MSST) 141
9. Art Cantrelle (LAST) 138
  Terry Davis (AL) 138
11. Norris Weese* (MS) 136
12. Tommy Durrance (FL) 131
13. Mike Rich (FL) 116
14. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 115
15. Ellis Beck (AL) 113
16. Tommy Lowry* (AUB) 110
17. Chris Dantin (LAST) 109
18. Terry Henley* (AUB) 107
19. Lee Clymer (KY) 106
20. Bob Honeycutt (GA) 105

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Johnny Musso (AL) 1102
2. Terry Beasley* (AUB) 976
3. Andy Johnson (GA) 870
4. Andy Hamilton (LAST) 848
5. Jimmy Poulos (GA) 822
6. Curt Watson (TN) 796
7. Greg Ainsworth* (MS) 756
8. Jamie O'Rourke (VAND) 718
9. Dick Schmalz* (AUB) 699
10. Tommy Durrance (FL) 692
11. Art Cantrelle (LAST) 690
12. Tommy Lowry* (AUB) 626
13. Lee Clymer (KY) 610
14. Terry Henley* (AUB) 587
15. Ellis Beck (AL) 573
16. Bob Honeycutt (GA) 549
17. Mike Rich (FL) 523
18. Norris Weese* (MS) 520
19. Carlos Alvarez (FL) 511
20. Joe LaBue (AL) 509

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Johnny Musso (AL) 16
2. Andy Johnson (GA) 13
3. Terry Beasley* (AUB) 12
4. Greg Ainsworth* (MS) 11
5. Curt Watson (TN) 9
  Andy Hamilton (LAST) 9
  Jimmy Poulos (GA) 9
8. Steve Burger (VAND) 8
9. Dick Schmalz* (AUB) 7
  James Ray (GA) 7
11. Tommy Lowry* (AUB) 6
  Chris Dantin (LAST) 6
  Terry Davis (AL) 6
  Paul Lyons (LAST) 6
  Norris Weese* (MS) 6
  Riley Myers* (MS) 6
  Tommy Durrance (FL) 6
18. Ricky Lake (GA) 5
  Terry Henley* (AUB) 5
  David Bailey (AL) 5

Total Plays

1. John Reaves (FL) 397
2. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 375
3. Steve Burger (VAND) 306
4. Norris Weese* (MS) 252
5. Andy Johnson (GA) 251
6. Paul Lyons (LAST) 223
7. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 216
8. Hal Chealander (MSST) 209
9. Terry Davis (AL) 204
10. Johnny Musso (AL) 193
  Curt Watson (TN) 193
12. Bert Jones (LAST) 186
13. Jamie O'Rourke (VAND) 165
14. Greg Ainsworth* (MS) 162
15. Jim Maxwell (TN) 146
16. Jimmy Poulos (GA) 144
17. Kenny Lyons* (MS) 137
18. Lewis Grubbs (MSST) 135
19. Art Cantrelle (LAST) 133
20. Billy Baker (MSST) 126

Total Yards

1. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 2328
2. John Reaves (FL) 2000
3. Norris Weese* (MS) 1286
4. Paul Lyons (LAST) 1211
  Andy Johnson (GA) 1211
6. Johnny Musso (AL) 1115
7. Steve Burger (VAND) 1084
8. Bert Jones (LAST) 938
9. Bernie Scruggs (KY) 928
10. Terry Davis (AL) 900
11. Hal Chealander (MSST) 841
12. Kenny Lyons* (MS) 820
13. Curt Watson (TN) 766
14. Greg Ainsworth* (MS) 748
15. Jimmy Poulos (GA) 733
16. James Ray (GA) 700
17. Jamie O'Rourke (VAND) 677
18. Art Cantrelle (LAST) 649
19. Jim Maxwell (TN) 570
20. Ellis Beck (AL) 556

Total Touchdowns

1. Pat Sullivan* (AUB) 23
2. John Reaves (FL) 18
3. Paul Lyons (LAST) 17
4. Johnny Musso (AL) 16
5. Andy Johnson (GA) 14
  Terry Davis (AL) 14
7. Kenny Lyons* (MS) 13
  Bert Jones (LAST) 13
9. Norris Weese* (MS) 12
10. Greg Ainsworth* (MS) 11
11. James Ray (GA) 10
12. Curt Watson (TN) 9
  Steve Burger (VAND) 9
14. Jimmy Poulos (GA) 8
15. Tommy Lowry* (AUB) 6
16. Ricky Lake (GA) 5
  Chris Dantin (LAST) 5
18. Terry Henley* (AUB) 4
  Jamie O'Rourke (VAND) 4
  Harry Unger* (AUB) 4
  Wayne Jones (MSST) 4
  Bernie Scruggs (KY) 4