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1978 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 60-49-4, .549 W-L% (2nd of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 8.82 (4th of 14) ▪ SOS: 7.54 (4th of 14)

Conference Champion: Alabama

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

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 6 0 0 1.000 28.8 14.0 25.99 11.83
Georgia 9 2 1 .792 5 0 1 .917 24.2 15.6 13.86 6.20
Auburn 6 4 1 .591 3 2 1 .583 21.6 17.4 8.16 5.88
Louisiana State 8 4 0 .667 3 3 0 .500 23.3 16.1 13.26 6.76
Tennessee 5 5 1 .500 3 3 0 .500 22.8 19.0 8.94 6.22
Florida 4 7 0 .364 3 3 0 .500 22.6 20.3 10.49 9.85
Mississippi State 6 5 0 .545 2 4 0 .333 21.1 18.6 10.12 7.85
Mississippi 5 6 0 .455 2 4 0 .333 16.5 21.8 2.48 6.11
Kentucky 4 6 1 .409 2 4 0 .333 17.5 17.2 5.51 8.15
Vanderbilt 2 9 0 .182 0 6 0 .000 14.9 38.0 -10.59 6.51

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 Final
Alabama 1 1 1 7 8 7 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 1
Georgia       19     18 16 13 11 8 12 11 11 16
Auburn         19                    
Kentucky 15 17                          
Louisiana State 13 13 10 11 11 11 16 14 12 10 17        

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1979-01-01 Sugar Bowl Alabama 14 Penn State 7 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1978-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Stanford 25 Georgia 22 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1978-12-23 Liberty Bowl Missouri 20 Louisiana State 15 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Dave Marler (MSST) 163
2. Jimmy Streater (TN) 101
3. John Brantley (FL) 85
4. David Woodley (LAST) 79
5. Van Heflin (VAND) 76
6. Jeff Rutledge (AL) 73
7. Jeff Pyburn (GA) 72
8. Mike Deaton (KY) 54
9. Charlie Trotman (AUB) 53
10. Bobby Garner (MS) 51

Pass Attempts

1. Dave Marler (MSST) 287
2. Jimmy Streater (TN) 198
3. John Brantley (FL) 170
4. Van Heflin (VAND) 155
5. David Woodley (LAST) 154
6. Jeff Rutledge (AL) 140
7. Jeff Pyburn (GA) 133
8. Charlie Trotman (AUB) 111
9. Larry McCrimmon (KY) 106
10. Mike Deaton (KY) 105

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Dave Marler (MSST) 56.8
2. David Woodley (LAST) 51.3
3. Jimmy Streater (TN) 51.0
4. John Brantley (FL) 50.0
5. Van Heflin (VAND) 49.0

Passing Yards

1. Dave Marler (MSST) 2422
2. Jimmy Streater (TN) 1418
3. John Brantley (FL) 1334
4. Jeff Rutledge (AL) 1078
5. David Woodley (LAST) 995
6. Van Heflin (VAND) 984
7. Jeff Pyburn (GA) 878
8. Charlie Trotman (AUB) 760
9. Larry McCrimmon (KY) 752
10. Mike Deaton (KY) 623

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Dave Marler (MSST) 8.4
2. John Brantley (FL) 7.8
3. Jimmy Streater (TN) 7.2
4. David Woodley (LAST) 6.5
5. Van Heflin (VAND) 6.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Dave Marler (MSST) 6.5
2. John Brantley (FL) 5.7
3. Jimmy Streater (TN) 5.3
4. David Woodley (LAST) 4.8
5. Van Heflin (VAND) 3.5

Passing Touchdowns

1. Jeff Rutledge (AL) 13
2. Dave Marler (MSST) 11
  John Brantley (FL) 11
4. Larry McCrimmon (KY) 8
5. Jeff Pyburn (GA) 6
6. Jimmy Streater (TN) 4
7. Van Heflin (VAND) 3
  Tim Groves (FL) 3
  David Woodley (LAST) 3
  Charlie Trotman (AUB) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Dave Marler (MSST) 17
2. John Brantley (FL) 13
3. Van Heflin (VAND) 11
  Larry McCrimmon (KY) 11
5. Jeff Rutledge (AL) 10
  Jimmy Streater (TN) 10
7. Tim Groves (FL) 9
  Charlie Trotman (AUB) 9
9. David Woodley (LAST) 7
  Mike Deaton (KY) 7

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Dave Marler (MSST) 128.5
2. John Brantley (FL) 122.0
3. Jimmy Streater (TN) 107.7
4. David Woodley (LAST) 102.9
5. Van Heflin (VAND) 94.6

Rush Attempts

1. Willie McClendon (GA) 287
2. Charles Alexander (LAST) 281
3. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 253
4. Frank Mordica (VAND) 173
5. Van Heflin (VAND) 155
6. Leon Perry (MS) 148
7. Jimmy Streater (TN) 146
8. Freddie Lee Williams (MS) 137
9. James Jones (MSST) 130
  Hokie Gajan (LAST) 130

Rushing Yards

1. Willie McClendon (GA) 1312
2. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 1205
3. Charles Alexander (LAST) 1172
4. Frank Mordica (VAND) 1065
5. Tony Nathan (AL) 770
6. James Jones (MSST) 687
7. Leon Perry (MS) 673
8. Freddie Lee Williams (MS) 627
9. Hokie Gajan (LAST) 611
10. Jimmy Streater (TN) 593

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Tony Nathan (AL) 6.9
2. Major Ogilvie (AL) 6.5
3. Frank Mordica (VAND) 6.2
4. James Brooks (AUB) 5.9
5. Billy Jackson (AL) 5.5
6. James Jones (MSST) 5.3
7. William Andrews (AUB) 5.1
8. Hubert Simpson (TN) 5.0
9. Fred Collins (MSST) 4.8
10. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 4.8

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 16
2. Charles Alexander (LAST) 14
3. Willie McClendon (GA) 13
4. Jimmy Streater (TN) 10
  James Jones (MSST) 10
6. Frank Mordica (VAND) 8
  Major Ogilvie (AL) 8
8. Tony Nathan (AL) 6
9. David Woodley (LAST) 5
10. Frank Foxx (TN) 4
  Steadman Shealy (AL) 4
  Len Copeland (MSST) 4
  Kelsey Finch (TN) 4
  David Johnson (FL) 4
  Randy Brooks (KY) 4
  Jeff Rutledge (AL) 4

Receptions

1. Mardye McDole (MSST) 48
2. Felix Wilson (KY) 43
3. Martin Cox (VAND) 40
4. Cris Collinsworth (FL) 39
5. Lindsay Scott (GA) 36
6. Reggie Harper (TN) 31
7. Freddie Lee Williams (MS) 30
  Mike Quintela (LAST) 30
9. Charles Alexander (LAST) 28
10. Carlos Carson (LAST) 27
  Jeff Moore (TN) 27
  Tony Stephens (FL) 27

Receiving Yards

1. Mardye McDole (MSST) 1035
2. Cris Collinsworth (FL) 745
3. Felix Wilson (KY) 727
4. Martin Cox (VAND) 674
5. Carlos Carson (LAST) 568
6. Jeff Moore (TN) 502
  Tony Stephens (FL) 502
8. Lindsay Scott (GA) 484
9. Keith Pugh (AL) 446
10. Ron Enclade (FL) 368

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Mardye McDole (MSST) 21.6
2. Carlos Carson (LAST) 21.0
3. Cris Collinsworth (FL) 19.1
4. Jeff Moore (TN) 18.6
  Tony Stephens (FL) 18.6
6. Felix Wilson (KY) 16.9
7. Martin Cox (VAND) 16.9
8. Ron Enclade (FL) 16.7
9. Curtis Weathers (MS) 16.4
10. Lindsay Scott (GA) 13.4

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Cris Collinsworth (FL) 9
2. Mardye McDole (MSST) 7
3. Rick Neal (AL) 5
4. Felix Wilson (KY) 4
  Tony Stephens (FL) 4
6. James Jones (MSST) 3
  Chris Hill (KY) 3
  Bruce Bolton (AL) 3
  Martin Cox (VAND) 3
  Ron Enclade (FL) 3
  Fred Collins (MSST) 3

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Charles Alexander (LAST) 309
2. Willie McClendon (GA) 291
3. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 261
4. Frank Mordica (VAND) 180
5. Freddie Lee Williams (MS) 167
6. Leon Perry (MS) 156
7. Van Heflin (VAND) 155
8. James Jones (MSST) 154
9. Jimmy Streater (TN) 146
10. Calvin Davis (FL) 134
  Hokie Gajan (LAST) 134

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Charles Alexander (LAST) 1435
2. Willie McClendon (GA) 1339
3. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 1235
4. Frank Mordica (VAND) 1081
5. Mardye McDole (MSST) 1035
6. James Jones (MSST) 924
7. Tony Nathan (AL) 874
8. Freddie Lee Williams (MS) 859
9. Cris Collinsworth (FL) 845
10. Felix Wilson (KY) 727

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Charles Alexander (LAST) 16
  Joe Cribbs (AUB) 16
3. James Jones (MSST) 13
  Willie McClendon (GA) 13
5. Jimmy Streater (TN) 10
6. Cris Collinsworth (FL) 9
  Major Ogilvie (AL) 9
8. Frank Mordica (VAND) 8
9. Tony Nathan (AL) 7
  Mardye McDole (MSST) 7

Total Plays

1. Dave Marler (MSST) 375
2. Jimmy Streater (TN) 344
3. Van Heflin (VAND) 310
4. Willie McClendon (GA) 289
5. Charles Alexander (LAST) 282
6. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 257
7. David Woodley (LAST) 251
8. John Brantley (FL) 238
9. Jeff Rutledge (AL) 223
10. Charlie Trotman (AUB) 212

Total Yards

1. Dave Marler (MSST) 2391
2. Jimmy Streater (TN) 2011
3. David Woodley (LAST) 1393
4. Willie McClendon (GA) 1345
5. John Brantley (FL) 1341
6. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 1279
7. Van Heflin (VAND) 1220
8. Jeff Rutledge (AL) 1173
9. Charles Alexander (LAST) 1172
10. Frank Mordica (VAND) 1065

Total Touchdowns

1. Jeff Rutledge (AL) 17
2. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 16
3. Charles Alexander (LAST) 14
  Jimmy Streater (TN) 14
5. Willie McClendon (GA) 13
6. James Jones (MSST) 12
  Dave Marler (MSST) 12
  John Brantley (FL) 12
9. Frank Mordica (VAND) 8
  David Woodley (LAST) 8
  Major Ogilvie (AL) 8
  Larry McCrimmon (KY) 8
  Jeff Pyburn (GA) 8