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1977 Southern Conference Leaders

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Record: 35-38-4, .481 W-L% (14th of 15) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -9.41 (14th of 15) ▪ SOS: -9.06 (14th of 15)

Conference Champion: Chattanooga and Virginia Military Institute

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 140
2. Marty Crosby (CIT) 117
3. David Henderson (FURM) 89
4. Bud Nelson (MARSH) 76
5. Robby Clark (VAMI) 54
6. Robby Price (APPST) 52
  Tony Merendino (CHAT) 52
8. Keith Scoggins (WCAR) 37
9. Larry Hupertz (VAMI) 18
10. Chris Swecker (APPST) 14
11. Tim Russell (CIT) 12
12. Danny Wright (MARSH) 10
13. Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 8
14. Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 5
  Bob Wilt (MARSH) 5
16. Kent Briggs (WCAR) 4
  Dee Walsh (WCAR) 4
18. Frank Lumpkin (VAMI) 3
19. Emmitt Hamilton (APPST) 2
  Paul Hamilton (APPST) 2
  Andre Gibson (VAMI) 2
Pass Attempts
1. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 248
2. Marty Crosby (CIT) 237
3. David Henderson (FURM) 158
  Bud Nelson (MARSH) 158
5. Robby Price (APPST) 116
6. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 105
  Robby Clark (VAMI) 105
8. Keith Scoggins (WCAR) 75
9. Chris Swecker (APPST) 44
10. Larry Hupertz (VAMI) 43
11. Danny Wright (MARSH) 31
12. Tim Russell (CIT) 25
13. Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 14
14. Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 13
15. Kent Briggs (WCAR) 12
16. Bob Wilt (MARSH) 8
  Frank Lumpkin (VAMI) 8
18. Paul Hamilton (APPST) 7
19. Mark Lambert (VAMI) 6
  Dee Walsh (WCAR) 6
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 56.5
2. David Henderson (FURM) 56.3
3. Marty Crosby (CIT) 49.4
4. Bud Nelson (MARSH) 48.1
Passing Yards
1. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 1939
2. Marty Crosby (CIT) 1332
3. Bud Nelson (MARSH) 1187
4. David Henderson (FURM) 1089
5. Robby Clark (VAMI) 867
6. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 849
7. Robby Price (APPST) 686
8. Keith Scoggins (WCAR) 388
9. Larry Hupertz (VAMI) 203
10. Chris Swecker (APPST) 185
11. Tim Russell (CIT) 138
12. Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 107
13. Danny Wright (MARSH) 106
14. Bob Wilt (MARSH) 87
15. Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 71
16. Kent Briggs (WCAR) 58
17. Dee Walsh (WCAR) 37
  Frank Lumpkin (VAMI) 37
19. Emmitt Hamilton (APPST) 26
20. Andre Gibson (VAMI) 25
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 7.8
2. Bud Nelson (MARSH) 7.5
3. David Henderson (FURM) 6.9
4. Marty Crosby (CIT) 5.6
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 6.7
2. David Henderson (FURM) 5.7
3. Bud Nelson (MARSH) 5.6
4. Marty Crosby (CIT) 2.7
Passing Touchdowns
1. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 13
2. Bud Nelson (MARSH) 10
3. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 6
  David Henderson (FURM) 6
5. Robby Clark (VAMI) 5
6. Robby Price (APPST) 4
  Keith Scoggins (WCAR) 4
Passing Interceptions
1. Marty Crosby (CIT) 16
2. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 12
3. Bud Nelson (MARSH) 11
4. David Henderson (FURM) 7
  Robby Price (APPST) 7
  Robby Clark (VAMI) 7
7. Chris Swecker (APPST) 6
8. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 5
9. Larry Hupertz (VAMI) 4
  Keith Scoggins (WCAR) 4
11. Bob Wilt (MARSH) 3
12. Paul Hamilton (APPST) 2
  Andre Gibson (VAMI) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 129.7
2. Bud Nelson (MARSH) 118.2
3. David Henderson (FURM) 117.9
4. Marty Crosby (CIT) 84.5
Rush Attempts
1. Darrell Lipford (WCAR) 280
2. Andre Gibson (VAMI) 256
3. Claude Geiger (MARSH) 247
4. Mike Smith (CHAT) 172
5. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 168
6. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 164
7. Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 157
8. Emmitt Hamilton (APPST) 153
9. Kent Woerner (FURM) 152
10. Mike Bailey (MARSH) 121
11. Steve Oddi (VAMI) 115
12. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 112
13. Bud Nelson (MARSH) 110
14. Mark Stowers (FURM) 105
15. Robby Clark (VAMI) 96
  Lonnie Ford (CIT) 96
17. Eddie Estes (APPST) 94
18. Scott McConnell (APPST) 91
  Robby Price (APPST) 91
20. I.V. Reeves (CHAT) 75
Rushing Yards
1. Darrell Lipford (WCAR) 1318
2. Andre Gibson (VAMI) 1218
3. Mike Smith (CHAT) 1067
4. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 1045
5. Claude Geiger (MARSH) 1039
6. Emmitt Hamilton (APPST) 961
7. Kent Woerner (FURM) 708
8. Mark Stowers (FURM) 599
9. Mike Bailey (MARSH) 598
10. Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 537
11. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 518
12. Eddie Estes (APPST) 461
13. Scott McConnell (APPST) 442
14. I.V. Reeves (CHAT) 401
15. Steve Oddi (VAMI) 394
16. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 382
17. Allen Johnson (CHAT) 364
18. Tim Campbell (MARSH) 310
19. Lonnie Ford (CIT) 288
20. Sam Scadlock (CIT) 243
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 6.4
2. Emmitt Hamilton (APPST) 6.3
3. Mike Smith (CHAT) 6.2
4. Mark Stowers (FURM) 5.7
5. I.V. Reeves (CHAT) 5.3
6. Mike Bailey (MARSH) 4.9
7. Eddie Estes (APPST) 4.9
8. Scott McConnell (APPST) 4.9
9. Andre Gibson (VAMI) 4.8
10. Darrell Lipford (WCAR) 4.7
11. Kent Woerner (FURM) 4.7
12. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 4.6
13. Claude Geiger (MARSH) 4.2
14. Steve Oddi (VAMI) 3.4
15. Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 3.4
16. Lonnie Ford (CIT) 3.0
17. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 2.3
18. Robby Price (APPST) 1.9
19. Bud Nelson (MARSH) 1.3
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Darrell Lipford (WCAR) 16
2. Emmitt Hamilton (APPST) 12
3. I.V. Reeves (CHAT) 8
  Steve Oddi (VAMI) 8
5. Andre Gibson (VAMI) 7
  Kent Woerner (FURM) 7
7. Mike Smith (CHAT) 6
  Gwain Durden (CHAT) 6
  Claude Geiger (MARSH) 6
10. Mike Bailey (MARSH) 5
  Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 5
12. Mark Stowers (FURM) 4
  Stump Mitchell (CIT) 4
14. Allen Johnson (CHAT) 3
  Lonnie Ford (CIT) 3
  Sam Scadlock (CIT) 3
  Robby Clark (VAMI) 3
  Scott McConnell (APPST) 3
  Mike Pusey (WCAR) 3
  Bud Nelson (MARSH) 3
  Tony Merendino (CHAT) 3
Receptions
1. Wayne Tolleson (WCAR) 73
2. Mike Riley (CIT) 56
3. Tommy Southard (FURM) 38
4. Jeff Ciccone (WCAR) 36
5. Ray Crisp (MARSH) 33
6. Mike Peterson (APPST) 26
7. Todd Ellwood (MARSH) 24
8. Gerald Harp (WCAR) 23
  Johnny Garnett (VAMI) 23
  Mark Slawson (CIT) 23
11. Emmitt Hamilton (APPST) 21
12. Darrell Lipford (WCAR) 18
  Brette Simmons (FURM) 18
  Greg Laetsch (FURM) 18
15. Jim Schoepfer (CHAT) 16
16. Mike Natale (MARSH) 15
17. Andre Gibson (VAMI) 13
  Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 13
  Scott McConnell (APPST) 13
20. Jeff Norman (WCAR) 12
  Steve Oddi (VAMI) 12
Receiving Yards
1. Wayne Tolleson (WCAR) 1101
2. Mike Riley (CIT) 724
3. Ray Crisp (MARSH) 594
4. Tommy Southard (FURM) 499
5. Jeff Ciccone (WCAR) 454
6. Johnny Garnett (VAMI) 371
7. Mike Peterson (APPST) 345
8. Emmitt Hamilton (APPST) 299
9. Gerald Harp (WCAR) 287
10. Todd Ellwood (MARSH) 280
11. Jim Schoepfer (CHAT) 277
12. Brette Simmons (FURM) 263
13. Mark Slawson (CIT) 260
14. Mike Natale (MARSH) 254
15. Greg Laetsch (FURM) 231
16. Steve Oddi (VAMI) 196
17. Darrell Lipford (WCAR) 194
18. Scott McConnell (APPST) 171
19. Mike Smith (CHAT) 149
20. Mark Hunt (CIT) 148
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Ray Crisp (MARSH) 18.0
2. Johnny Garnett (VAMI) 16.1
3. Wayne Tolleson (WCAR) 15.1
4. Emmitt Hamilton (APPST) 14.2
5. Mike Peterson (APPST) 13.3
6. Tommy Southard (FURM) 13.1
7. Mike Riley (CIT) 12.9
8. Jeff Ciccone (WCAR) 12.6
9. Gerald Harp (WCAR) 12.5
10. Todd Ellwood (MARSH) 11.7
11. Mark Slawson (CIT) 11.3
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Wayne Tolleson (WCAR) 7
2. Ray Crisp (MARSH) 4
  Todd Ellwood (MARSH) 4
  Jeff Ciccone (WCAR) 4
5. Tommy Southard (FURM) 3
6. Gerald Harp (WCAR) 2
  Scott McConnell (APPST) 2
  Mike Smith (CHAT) 2
  Jim Schoepfer (CHAT) 2
  Johnny Garnett (VAMI) 2
  Darrell Lipford (WCAR) 2
  Joe Burke (CHAT) 2
  Mike Riley (CIT) 2
  Steve Oddi (VAMI) 2
  Greg Laetsch (FURM) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Darrell Lipford (WCAR) 298
2. Andre Gibson (VAMI) 269
3. Claude Geiger (MARSH) 249
4. Mike Smith (CHAT) 176
5. Emmitt Hamilton (APPST) 174
6. Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 170
7. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 169
8. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 168
9. Kent Woerner (FURM) 154
10. Steve Oddi (VAMI) 127
11. Mike Bailey (MARSH) 123
12. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 115
13. Bud Nelson (MARSH) 110
14. Mark Stowers (FURM) 105
15. Scott McConnell (APPST) 104
16. Lonnie Ford (CIT) 101
17. Robby Clark (VAMI) 96
18. Eddie Estes (APPST) 94
19. Robby Price (APPST) 91
20. Wayne Tolleson (WCAR) 80
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Darrell Lipford (WCAR) 1512
2. Andre Gibson (VAMI) 1319
3. Emmitt Hamilton (APPST) 1260
4. Mike Smith (CHAT) 1216
5. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 1158
6. Wayne Tolleson (WCAR) 1109
7. Claude Geiger (MARSH) 1065
8. Kent Woerner (FURM) 726
9. Mike Riley (CIT) 724
10. Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 669
11. Scott McConnell (APPST) 613
12. Mike Bailey (MARSH) 606
13. Ray Crisp (MARSH) 600
14. Mark Stowers (FURM) 599
15. Tommy Southard (FURM) 593
16. Steve Oddi (VAMI) 590
17. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 550
18. Eddie Estes (APPST) 461
19. Jeff Ciccone (WCAR) 454
20. I.V. Reeves (CHAT) 414
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Darrell Lipford (WCAR) 18
2. Emmitt Hamilton (APPST) 13
3. Steve Oddi (VAMI) 10
4. Andre Gibson (VAMI) 8
  I.V. Reeves (CHAT) 8
  Mike Smith (CHAT) 8
7. Wayne Tolleson (WCAR) 7
  Gwain Durden (CHAT) 7
  Kent Woerner (FURM) 7
10. Todd Ellwood (MARSH) 6
  Claude Geiger (MARSH) 6
12. Mike Bailey (MARSH) 5
  Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 5
  Scott McConnell (APPST) 5
  Tommy Southard (FURM) 5
16. Jeff Ciccone (WCAR) 4
  Mark Stowers (FURM) 4
  Stump Mitchell (CIT) 4
  Ray Crisp (MARSH) 4
20. Allen Johnson (CHAT) 3
  Sam Scadlock (CIT) 3
  Mike Pusey (WCAR) 3
  JC Felton (MARSH) 3
  Lonnie Ford (CIT) 3
  Robby Clark (VAMI) 3
  Bud Nelson (MARSH) 3
  Tony Merendino (CHAT) 3
Total Plays
1. Marty Crosby (CIT) 303
2. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 301
3. Darrell Lipford (WCAR) 281
4. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 273
5. Bud Nelson (MARSH) 268
6. Andre Gibson (VAMI) 261
7. Claude Geiger (MARSH) 248
8. David Henderson (FURM) 225
9. Robby Price (APPST) 207
10. Robby Clark (VAMI) 201
11. Mike Smith (CHAT) 172
12. Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 171
13. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 164
14. Emmitt Hamilton (APPST) 156
15. Kent Woerner (FURM) 152
16. Mike Bailey (MARSH) 121
17. Steve Oddi (VAMI) 115
18. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 112
19. Mark Stowers (FURM) 105
20. Lonnie Ford (CIT) 96
Total Yards
1. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 1985
2. Bud Nelson (MARSH) 1332
3. Darrell Lipford (WCAR) 1318
4. Marty Crosby (CIT) 1275
5. Andre Gibson (VAMI) 1243
6. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 1231
7. David Henderson (FURM) 1159
8. Mike Smith (CHAT) 1067
9. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 1045
10. Claude Geiger (MARSH) 1039
11. Emmitt Hamilton (APPST) 987
12. Robby Clark (VAMI) 941
13. Robby Price (APPST) 856
14. Kent Woerner (FURM) 708
15. Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 644
16. Mark Stowers (FURM) 599
17. Mike Bailey (MARSH) 598
18. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 518
19. Eddie Estes (APPST) 461
20. Scott McConnell (APPST) 458
Total Touchdowns
1. Darrell Lipford (WCAR) 16
  Mike Pusey (WCAR) 16
3. Bud Nelson (MARSH) 13
4. Emmitt Hamilton (APPST) 12
5. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 9
6. I.V. Reeves (CHAT) 8
  Robby Clark (VAMI) 8
  David Henderson (FURM) 8
  Steve Oddi (VAMI) 8
10. Kent Woerner (FURM) 7
  Andre Gibson (VAMI) 7
12. Mike Smith (CHAT) 6
  Gwain Durden (CHAT) 6
  Claude Geiger (MARSH) 6
  Robby Price (APPST) 6
16. Mike Bailey (MARSH) 5
  Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 5
18. Mark Stowers (FURM) 4
  Stump Mitchell (CIT) 4
  Keith Scoggins (WCAR) 4