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1977 Southern Conference Year Summary

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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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Virginia Military Institute 7 4 0 .636 2 0 0 1.000 20.3 14.1 -0.28 -6.19
Chattanooga 9 1 1 .864 4 1 0 .800 24.1 15.2 -1.88 -11.06
Citadel 5 6 0 .455 3 2 0 .600 12.1 14.7 -9.14 -6.05
Furman 4 5 2 .455 3 2 1 .583 20.9 17.9 -8.84 -10.75
Western Carolina 6 4 1 .591 2 2 1 .500 26.2 18.8 -8.01 -13.19
Appalachian State 2 9 0 .182 1 4 0 .200 17.7 29.9 -17.12 -6.76
Marshall 2 9 0 .182 0 4 0 .000 21.3 35.4 -20.57 -9.39

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. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 52
  Robby Price (APPST) 52
8. Keith Scoggins (WCAR) 37
9. Larry Hupertz (VAMI) 18
10. Chris Swecker (APPST) 14
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. Robby Clark (VAMI) 105
  Tony Merendino (CHAT) 105
8. Keith Scoggins (WCAR) 75
9. Chris Swecker (APPST) 44
10. Larry Hupertz (VAMI) 43
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
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. David Henderson (FURM) 6
  Tony Merendino (CHAT) 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. Robby Price (APPST) 7
  David Henderson (FURM) 7
  Robby Clark (VAMI) 7
7. Chris Swecker (APPST) 6
8. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 5
9. Keith Scoggins (WCAR) 4
  Larry Hupertz (VAMI) 4
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
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
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
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
  Claude Geiger (MARSH) 6
  Gwain Durden (CHAT) 6
10. Mike Bailey (MARSH) 5
  Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 5
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. Mark Slawson (CIT) 23
  Johnny Garnett (VAMI) 23
  Gerald Harp (WCAR) 23
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
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
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Wayne Tolleson (WCAR) 7
2. Jeff Ciccone (WCAR) 4
  Todd Ellwood (MARSH) 4
  Ray Crisp (MARSH) 4
5. Tommy Southard (FURM) 3
6. Greg Laetsch (FURM) 2
  Jim Schoepfer (CHAT) 2
  Mike Smith (CHAT) 2
  Steve Oddi (VAMI) 2
  Mike Riley (CIT) 2
  Darrell Lipford (WCAR) 2
  Scott McConnell (APPST) 2
  Gerald Harp (WCAR) 2
  Johnny Garnett (VAMI) 2
  Joe Burke (CHAT) 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
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
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
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
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
Total Touchdowns
1. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 16
  Darrell Lipford (WCAR) 16
3. Bud Nelson (MARSH) 13
4. Emmitt Hamilton (APPST) 12
5. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 9
6. Steve Oddi (VAMI) 8
  I.V. Reeves (CHAT) 8
  Robby Clark (VAMI) 8
  David Henderson (FURM) 8
10. Kent Woerner (FURM) 7
  Andre Gibson (VAMI) 7