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1977 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record*: 61-50-1, .549 W-L% (1st of 15) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 58-53-1 by NCAA.

SRS: 9.33 (1st of 15) ▪ SOS: 7.84 (4th of 15)

Conference Champion: Alabama

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Alabama 11 1 0 .917 7 0 0 1.000 31.7 11.6 24.48 8.15
Kentucky 10 1 0 .909 6 0 0 1.000 22.9 10.1 19.83 7.64
Louisiana State 8 4 0 .667 4 2 0 .667 32.4 18.3 11.07 5.24
Auburn 5 6 0 .455 4 2 0 .667 18.5 22.1 5.95 9.13 W-L-T adjusted to 6-5 by NCAA.
Florida 6 4 1 .591 3 3 0 .500 22.8 21.4 8.06 7.51
Georgia 5 6 0 .455 2 4 0 .333 14.3 17.4 4.86 6.86
Mississippi State 5 6 0 .455 2 4 0 .333 17.5 20.6 7.57 9.85 W-L-T adjusted to 0-11 by NCAA.
Mississippi 5 6 0 .455 2 5 0 .286 18.9 17.8 8.50 8.50 W-L-T adjusted to 6-5 by NCAA.
Tennessee 4 7 0 .364 1 5 0 .167 20.8 20.8 6.49 8.30
Vanderbilt 2 9 0 .182 0 6 0 .000 12.8 25.1 -3.47 7.26

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 Final
Alabama 6 4 10 10 7 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2
Kentucky         16 12 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 6
Florida 17 19 13 9 20 18 19 18            
Georgia 19 17                        
Louisiana State         18 16     18          
Mississippi State 16 13 12 18                    

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1978-01-02 Sugar Bowl Alabama 35 Ohio State 6 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1977-12-31 Sun Bowl Stanford 24 Louisiana State 14 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Mike Wright (VAND) 106
2. Bruce Threadgill (MSST) 91
3. Derrick Ramsey (KY) 74
4. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 71
5. Jeff Rutledge (AL) 64
6. Terry LeCount (FL) 62
7. Jimmy Streater (TN) 59
8. John Crane (AUB) 43
9. Tim Ellis (MS) 35
10. Bobby Garner (MS) 33

Pass Attempts

1. Bruce Threadgill (MSST) 219
2. Mike Wright (VAND) 211
3. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 159
4. Derrick Ramsey (KY) 156
5. Terry LeCount (FL) 134
6. John Crane (AUB) 108
7. Jeff Rutledge (AL) 107
8. Jimmy Streater (TN) 105
9. Tim Ellis (MS) 78
10. Pat Ryan (TN) 65

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Mike Wright (VAND) 50.2
2. Derrick Ramsey (KY) 47.4
3. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 44.7
4. Bruce Threadgill (MSST) 41.6

Passing Yards

1. Mike Wright (VAND) 1383
2. Bruce Threadgill (MSST) 1317
3. Jeff Rutledge (AL) 1207
4. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 952
5. Derrick Ramsey (KY) 892
6. Terry LeCount (FL) 848
7. Jimmy Streater (TN) 742
8. John Crane (AUB) 679
9. Tim Ellis (MS) 551
10. Bobby Garner (MS) 462

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Wright (VAND) 6.6
2. Bruce Threadgill (MSST) 6.0
3. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 6.0
4. Derrick Ramsey (KY) 5.7

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 6.0
2. Mike Wright (VAND) 5.5
3. Derrick Ramsey (KY) 4.8
4. Bruce Threadgill (MSST) 4.0

Passing Touchdowns

1. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 9
2. Jeff Rutledge (AL) 8
3. Bruce Threadgill (MSST) 7
4. Derrick Ramsey (KY) 6
  Terry LeCount (FL) 6
6. Mike Wright (VAND) 5
7. Tim Ellis (MS) 4
  John Crane (AUB) 4
  Jimmy Streater (TN) 4
10. David Woodley (LAST) 3
  Bobby Garner (MS) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Bruce Threadgill (MSST) 13
2. John Crane (AUB) 10
3. Terry LeCount (FL) 9
4. Tim Ellis (MS) 8
5. Mike Wright (VAND) 7
6. Jeff Pyburn (GA) 6
  Derrick Ramsey (KY) 6
8. Jeff Rutledge (AL) 5
  Charlie Trotman (AUB) 5
10. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 4
  Pat Ryan (TN) 4
  David Culley (VAND) 4
  Jimmy Streater (TN) 4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 108.6
2. Mike Wright (VAND) 106.5
3. Derrick Ramsey (KY) 100.5
4. Bruce Threadgill (MSST) 90.7

Rush Attempts

1. Charles Alexander (LAST) 311
2. Johnny Davis (AL) 182
3. Kevin McLee (GA) 178
4. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 161
5. Derrick Ramsey (KY) 159
  Mike Wright (VAND) 159
7. Kelsey Finch (TN) 154
8. Bruce Threadgill (MSST) 143
  James Storey (MS) 143
10. William Andrews (AUB) 137

Rushing Yards

1. Charles Alexander (LAST) 1686
2. Johnny Davis (AL) 931
3. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 872
4. Kelsey Finch (TN) 770
5. Kevin McLee (GA) 717
6. Willie McClendon (GA) 705
7. Tony Green (FL) 696
8. Tony Nathan (AL) 642
9. William Andrews (AUB) 635
10. Terry LeCount (FL) 628

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Tony Nathan (AL) 6.2
2. Willie McClendon (GA) 6.1
3. Tony Green (FL) 5.8
4. Willie Wilder (FL) 5.7
5. Charles Alexander (LAST) 5.4
6. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 5.4
7. Freddie Lee Williams (MS) 5.4
8. Johnny Davis (AL) 5.1
9. Kelsey Finch (TN) 5.0
10. Terry LeCount (FL) 4.8

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Charles Alexander (LAST) 17
2. Tony Nathan (AL) 15
3. Derrick Ramsey (KY) 13
4. Kelsey Finch (TN) 8
  Jimmy Streater (TN) 8
6. James Storey (MS) 7
7. Wes Chandler (FL) 6
  Steve Ensminger (LAST) 6
9. Kevin McLee (GA) 5
  William Andrews (AUB) 5
  Johnny Davis (AL) 5

Receptions

1. Martin Cox (VAND) 48
2. Ozzie Newsome (AL) 36
3. Reggie Harper (TN) 30
4. Mardye McDole (MSST) 29
5. Wes Chandler (FL) 25
  Dave Trosper (KY) 25
7. Curtis Weathers (MS) 23
  Preston Brown (VAND) 23
  Carlos Carson (LAST) 23
10. Robert Chatman (MSST) 22

Receiving Yards

1. Ozzie Newsome (AL) 804
2. Martin Cox (VAND) 783
3. Carlos Carson (LAST) 552
4. Mardye McDole (MSST) 510
5. Wes Chandler (FL) 490
6. Curtis Weathers (MS) 395
7. Byron Franklin (AUB) 389
8. Hal Kemp (VAND) 350
9. Dave Trosper (KY) 340
10. Reggie Harper (TN) 331

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Carlos Carson (LAST) 24.0
2. Ozzie Newsome (AL) 22.3
3. Wes Chandler (FL) 19.6
4. Mardye McDole (MSST) 17.6
5. Curtis Weathers (MS) 17.2
6. Hal Kemp (VAND) 16.7
7. Martin Cox (VAND) 16.3
8. Dave Trosper (KY) 13.6
9. Robert Chatman (MSST) 12.1
10. Reggie Harper (TN) 11.0

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Carlos Carson (LAST) 10
2. Wes Chandler (FL) 6
3. Curtis Weathers (MS) 4
  Ozzie Newsome (AL) 4
5. Felix Wilson (KY) 3
  Byron Franklin (AUB) 3
  Keith Pugh (AL) 3
  Martin Cox (VAND) 3
  James Storey (MS) 3
10. Derrick Gaffney (FL) 2
  Rick Neal (AL) 2
  Billy Arbo (TN) 2
  Dennis Johnson (MSST) 2
  Dave Trosper (KY) 2
  Jeff Moore (TN) 2
  Mardye McDole (MSST) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Charles Alexander (LAST) 323
2. Johnny Davis (AL) 184
3. Kevin McLee (GA) 183
4. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 167
5. Kelsey Finch (TN) 160
6. Mike Wright (VAND) 159
  Derrick Ramsey (KY) 159
8. James Storey (MS) 150
9. Bruce Threadgill (MSST) 143
10. Frank Mordica (VAND) 141

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Charles Alexander (LAST) 1766
2. Johnny Davis (AL) 980
3. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 923
4. Kelsey Finch (TN) 846
5. Wes Chandler (FL) 843
6. Ozzie Newsome (AL) 804
7. Martin Cox (VAND) 783
8. Kevin McLee (GA) 747
9. Tony Green (FL) 730
10. Willie McClendon (GA) 710

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Charles Alexander (LAST) 17
2. Tony Nathan (AL) 15
3. Derrick Ramsey (KY) 13
4. Wes Chandler (FL) 12
5. Carlos Carson (LAST) 10
  James Storey (MS) 10
7. Kelsey Finch (TN) 9
8. Jimmy Streater (TN) 8
9. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 6
10. Kevin McLee (GA) 5
  Len Copeland (MSST) 5
  William Andrews (AUB) 5
  Johnny Davis (AL) 5

Total Plays

1. Mike Wright (VAND) 370
2. Bruce Threadgill (MSST) 362
3. Derrick Ramsey (KY) 315
4. Charles Alexander (LAST) 312
5. Terry LeCount (FL) 264
6. Jimmy Streater (TN) 241
7. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 230
8. Jeff Rutledge (AL) 216
9. John Crane (AUB) 188
10. Johnny Davis (AL) 182

Total Yards

1. Charles Alexander (LAST) 1703
2. Bruce Threadgill (MSST) 1591
3. Mike Wright (VAND) 1571
4. Jeff Rutledge (AL) 1518
5. Derrick Ramsey (KY) 1510
6. Terry LeCount (FL) 1476
7. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 1158
8. Jimmy Streater (TN) 1139
9. Johnny Davis (AL) 931
10. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 872

Total Touchdowns

1. Derrick Ramsey (KY) 19
2. Charles Alexander (LAST) 17
3. Tony Nathan (AL) 16
4. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 15
5. Jeff Rutledge (AL) 12
  Jimmy Streater (TN) 12
7. Terry LeCount (FL) 9
8. Tim Ellis (MS) 8
  Kelsey Finch (TN) 8
  Mike Wright (VAND) 8
  Bruce Threadgill (MSST) 8