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1979 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 53-59-1, .473 W-L% (13th 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 Completion Percentage

1. John Fourcade (Mississippi) 58.7
2. Larry Ochab (Florida) 53.0
3. Jimmy Streater (Tennessee) 49.7
4. Steve Ensminger (Louisiana State) 45.7

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jimmy Streater (Tennessee) 7.8
2. John Fourcade (Mississippi) 7.8
3. Steve Ensminger (Louisiana State) 6.7
4. Larry Ochab (Florida) 6.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. John Fourcade (Mississippi) 6.4
2. Steve Ensminger (Louisiana State) 5.2
3. Jimmy Streater (Tennessee) 4.4
4. Larry Ochab (Florida) 3.6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. John Fourcade (Mississippi) 126.5
2. Jimmy Streater (Tennessee) 113.8
3. Steve Ensminger (Louisiana State) 102.1
4. Larry Ochab (Florida) 101.6

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. James Brooks (Auburn) 7.4
2. Don Jacobs (Alabama) 6.1
3. Joe Cribbs (Auburn) 5.6
4. Steve Kelly (Georgia) 5.6
5. Chris Jones (Kentucky) 5.4
6. Major Ogilvie (Alabama) 5.3
7. Steadman Shealy (Alabama) 5.2
8. Steve Whitman (Alabama) 5.2
9. Frank Mordica (Vanderbilt) 5.1
10. Hubert Simpson (Tennessee) 5.0

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Anthony Hancock (Tennessee) 20.2
2. Ken Toler (Mississippi) 19.2
3. Keith Pugh (Alabama) 17.3
4. Felix Wilson (Kentucky) 16.2
5. Carlos Carson (Louisiana State) 15.6
6. Preston Brown (Vanderbilt) 15.1
7. Lindsay Scott (Georgia) 15.1
8. Tracy Porter (Louisiana State) 14.7
9. Cris Collinsworth (Florida) 14.5
10. Reggie Harper (Tennessee) 13.5