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1979 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 53-59-1, .473 W-L% (12th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 6.35 (6th of 14) ▪ SOS: 5.94 (5th of 14)

Conference Champion: Alabama

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama and Georgia)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Alabama and Auburn)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Alabama 12 0 0 1.000 6 0 0 1.000 31.9 5.6 22.70 4.04
Georgia 6 5 0 .545 5 1 0 .833 18.7 17.2 7.65 5.83
Auburn 8 3 0 .727 4 2 0 .667 30.0 21.6 13.26 5.08
Louisiana State 7 5 0 .583 4 2 0 .667 22.9 12.6 14.38 7.55
Tennessee 7 5 0 .583 3 3 0 .500 25.9 19.6 10.62 5.54
Kentucky 5 6 0 .455 3 3 0 .500 16.4 13.0 5.16 3.52
Mississippi 4 7 0 .364 3 3 0 .500 22.8 27.1 2.29 6.11
Mississippi State 3 8 0 .273 2 4 0 .333 14.7 16.3 2.15 6.60
Vanderbilt 1 10 0 .091 0 6 0 .000 16.3 38.0 -10.82 5.91
Florida 0 10 1 .045 0 6 0 .000 9.6 24.1 -3.91 9.18

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 Final
Alabama 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Auburn           18 14 13 20 16 15 14 14 17 16
Georgia 11 12                          
Louisiana State       20 17 13                  
Tennessee         19   18 19 17   19        

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1980-01-01 Sugar Bowl Alabama 24 Arkansas 9 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1979-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Purdue 27 Tennessee 22 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1979-12-22 Tangerine Bowl Louisiana State 34 Wake Forest 10 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. John Fourcade (MS) 115
2. Larry Ochab (FL) 98
3. Jimmy Streater (TN) 80
  Steve Ensminger (LAST) 80
5. Van Heflin (VAND) 64
6. Buck Belue (GA) 59
7. Charlie Trotman (AUB) 58
8. David Woodley (LAST) 55
9. Whit Taylor (VAND) 46
10. Steadman Shealy (AL) 45

Pass Attempts

1. John Fourcade (MS) 196
2. Larry Ochab (FL) 185
3. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 175
4. Jimmy Streater (TN) 161
5. Charlie Trotman (AUB) 131
6. Van Heflin (VAND) 124
7. David Woodley (LAST) 118
8. Buck Belue (GA) 112
9. Steadman Shealy (AL) 81
10. Whit Taylor (VAND) 80

Pass Completion Percentage

1. John Fourcade (MS) 58.7
2. Larry Ochab (FL) 53.0
3. Jimmy Streater (TN) 49.7
4. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 45.7

Passing Yards

1. John Fourcade (MS) 1521
2. Jimmy Streater (TN) 1256
3. Larry Ochab (FL) 1169
4. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 1168
5. Charlie Trotman (AUB) 875
6. David Woodley (LAST) 874
7. Van Heflin (VAND) 748
8. Buck Belue (GA) 719
9. Steadman Shealy (AL) 717
10. Whit Taylor (VAND) 609

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jimmy Streater (TN) 7.8
2. John Fourcade (MS) 7.8
3. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 6.7
4. Larry Ochab (FL) 6.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. John Fourcade (MS) 6.4
2. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 5.2
3. Jimmy Streater (TN) 4.4
4. Larry Ochab (FL) 3.6

Passing Touchdowns

1. Jimmy Streater (TN) 9
2. Charlie Trotman (AUB) 8
  Buck Belue (GA) 8
4. John Fourcade (MS) 7
5. Larry Ochab (FL) 6
6. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 5
  Terry Henry (KY) 5
8. Van Heflin (VAND) 4
  Steadman Shealy (AL) 4
10. Whit Taylor (VAND) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Jimmy Streater (TN) 16
2. Larry Ochab (FL) 14
3. Buck Belue (GA) 11
4. Van Heflin (VAND) 10
5. John Fourcade (MS) 9
6. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 8
7. Jeff Pyburn (GA) 7
8. Tony Black (MSST) 6
  Terry Henry (KY) 6
  Charlie Trotman (AUB) 6
  Whit Taylor (VAND) 6
  David Woodley (LAST) 6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. John Fourcade (MS) 126.5
2. Jimmy Streater (TN) 113.8
3. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 102.1
4. Larry Ochab (FL) 101.6

Rush Attempts

1. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 200
2. Shawn Donigan (KY) 187
3. James Brooks (AUB) 163
4. Frank Mordica (VAND) 162
5. Leon Perry (MS) 160
6. Hubert Simpson (TN) 157
7. Matt Simon (GA) 152
  Steadman Shealy (AL) 152
9. Chris Jones (KY) 142
10. Hokie Gajan (LAST) 134

Rushing Yards

1. James Brooks (AUB) 1208
2. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 1120
3. Shawn Donigan (KY) 847
4. Frank Mordica (VAND) 830
5. Hubert Simpson (TN) 792
6. Steadman Shealy (AL) 791
7. Chris Jones (KY) 770
8. Leon Perry (MS) 678
9. Steve Whitman (AL) 653
10. Fred Collins (MSST) 591

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. James Brooks (AUB) 7.4
2. Don Jacobs (AL) 6.1
3. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 5.6
4. Steve Kelly (GA) 5.6
5. Chris Jones (KY) 5.4
6. Major Ogilvie (AL) 5.3
7. Steadman Shealy (AL) 5.2
8. Steve Whitman (AL) 5.2
9. Frank Mordica (VAND) 5.1
10. Hubert Simpson (TN) 5.0

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 14
2. Steadman Shealy (AL) 11
3. James Brooks (AUB) 10
  Leon Perry (MS) 10
5. Major Ogilvie (AL) 9
6. David Woodley (LAST) 7
  Jimmy Streater (TN) 7
8. John Fourcade (MS) 6
  Jesse Myles (LAST) 6
  Hubert Simpson (TN) 6
  Frank Mordica (VAND) 6

Receptions

1. Preston Brown (VAND) 52
2. Cris Collinsworth (FL) 41
3. Carlos Carson (LAST) 39
4. Lindsay Scott (GA) 34
  Anthony Hancock (TN) 34
6. Felix Wilson (KY) 33
7. Keith Pugh (AL) 25
  Flavious Smith (VAND) 25
9. Reggie Harper (TN) 24
10. Tracy Porter (LAST) 23
  Ken Toler (MS) 23

Receiving Yards

1. Preston Brown (VAND) 786
2. Anthony Hancock (TN) 687
3. Carlos Carson (LAST) 608
4. Cris Collinsworth (FL) 593
5. Felix Wilson (KY) 534
6. Lindsay Scott (GA) 512
7. Ken Toler (MS) 441
8. Keith Pugh (AL) 433
9. Mardye McDole (MSST) 380
10. Byron Franklin (AUB) 373

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Anthony Hancock (TN) 20.2
2. Ken Toler (MS) 19.2
3. Keith Pugh (AL) 17.3
4. Felix Wilson (KY) 16.2
5. Carlos Carson (LAST) 15.6
6. Preston Brown (VAND) 15.1
7. Lindsay Scott (GA) 15.1
8. Tracy Porter (LAST) 14.7
9. Cris Collinsworth (FL) 14.5
10. Reggie Harper (TN) 13.5

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Chris Faulkner (FL) 4
  Anthony Hancock (TN) 4
3. Felix Wilson (KY) 3
  Mardye McDole (MSST) 3
  Carmon Prince (GA) 3
  Flavious Smith (VAND) 3
  Norris Brown (GA) 3
  Byron Franklin (AUB) 3
  Reggie Harper (TN) 3
  Preston Brown (VAND) 3

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 210
2. Shawn Donigan (KY) 190
3. Frank Mordica (VAND) 171
4. Hubert Simpson (TN) 168
5. James Brooks (AUB) 166
  Leon Perry (MS) 166
7. Matt Simon (GA) 159
8. Chris Jones (KY) 153
9. Steadman Shealy (AL) 152
10. Terry Potter (VAND) 145

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 1248
2. James Brooks (AUB) 1223
3. Shawn Donigan (KY) 870
4. Hubert Simpson (TN) 867
5. Frank Mordica (VAND) 866
6. Chris Jones (KY) 855
7. Preston Brown (VAND) 808
8. Steadman Shealy (AL) 791
9. Leon Perry (MS) 702
10. Anthony Hancock (TN) 693

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 15
2. James Brooks (AUB) 12
3. Steadman Shealy (AL) 11
4. Leon Perry (MS) 10
5. Major Ogilvie (AL) 9
6. Jimmy Streater (TN) 7
  David Woodley (LAST) 7
  Hubert Simpson (TN) 7
  Chris Jones (KY) 7
10. Frank Mordica (VAND) 6
  John Fourcade (MS) 6
  Jesse Myles (LAST) 6

Total Plays

1. John Fourcade (MS) 324
2. Jimmy Streater (TN) 243
3. Steadman Shealy (AL) 233
4. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 229
5. Larry Ochab (FL) 228
6. Van Heflin (VAND) 223
7. Charlie Trotman (AUB) 208
8. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 201
9. David Woodley (LAST) 199
10. Shawn Donigan (KY) 187

Total Yards

1. John Fourcade (MS) 2014
2. Jimmy Streater (TN) 1633
3. Steadman Shealy (AL) 1508
4. Steve Ensminger (LAST) 1289
5. James Brooks (AUB) 1208
6. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 1117
7. Charlie Trotman (AUB) 1115
8. Van Heflin (VAND) 1089
9. Larry Ochab (FL) 1069
10. David Woodley (LAST) 1026

Total Touchdowns

1. Jimmy Streater (TN) 16
2. Steadman Shealy (AL) 15
3. Joe Cribbs (AUB) 14
4. John Fourcade (MS) 13
5. James Brooks (AUB) 10
  Charlie Trotman (AUB) 10
  Leon Perry (MS) 10
8. Major Ogilvie (AL) 9
  Buck Belue (GA) 9
  David Woodley (LAST) 9