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1978 Southern Conference Leaders

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Record: 37-39-1, .487 W-L% (9th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -6.41 (9th of 14) ▪ SOS: -6.45 (11th of 14)

Conference Champion: Chattanooga and Furman

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 147
2. Steve Brown (APPST) 114
3. David Henderson (FURM) 112
4. Marty Crosby (CIT) 79
5. Robby Clark (VAMI) 70
6. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 65
7. Danny Wright (MARSH) 33
8. Tim Russell (CIT) 30
9. Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 28
10. Paul Hamilton (APPST) 17
11. Jeff Shaner (MARSH) 9
12. Bud Nelson (MARSH) 8
  Tracey Shrader (CIT) 8
14. Dee Walsh (WCAR) 6
15. Tim Sorrells (FURM) 4
  Scott McConnell (APPST) 4
17. John Keefe (APPST) 3
18. Larry Hupertz (VAMI) 2
  Dave Crisp (MARSH) 2
Pass Attempts
1. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 331
2. Steve Brown (APPST) 204
3. David Henderson (FURM) 187
4. Robby Clark (VAMI) 173
5. Marty Crosby (CIT) 139
6. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 122
7. Danny Wright (MARSH) 89
8. Tim Russell (CIT) 64
9. Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 56
10. Paul Hamilton (APPST) 38
11. Jeff Shaner (MARSH) 28
12. Bud Nelson (MARSH) 27
13. Dee Walsh (WCAR) 14
14. Tracey Shrader (CIT) 13
15. Tim Sorrells (FURM) 11
  Larry Hupertz (VAMI) 11
17. Scott McConnell (APPST) 10
18. John Keefe (APPST) 6
19. Rich Trotta (FURM) 4
  Dave Crisp (MARSH) 4
Pass Completion Percentage
1. David Henderson (FURM) 59.9
2. Steve Brown (APPST) 55.9
3. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 44.4
4. Robby Clark (VAMI) 40.5
Passing Yards
1. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 2046
2. David Henderson (FURM) 1732
3. Steve Brown (APPST) 1682
4. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 1204
5. Marty Crosby (CIT) 1190
6. Robby Clark (VAMI) 872
7. Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 536
8. Danny Wright (MARSH) 469
9. Tim Russell (CIT) 431
10. Dee Walsh (WCAR) 172
11. Paul Hamilton (APPST) 164
12. Bud Nelson (MARSH) 125
13. Jeff Shaner (MARSH) 103
14. Tracey Shrader (CIT) 83
15. Tim Sorrells (FURM) 61
16. Dave Crisp (MARSH) 45
17. Mike Condon (CIT) 43
18. Fred Meadows (WCAR) 35
19. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 30
20. Scott McConnell (APPST) 25
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. David Henderson (FURM) 9.3
2. Steve Brown (APPST) 8.2
3. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 6.2
4. Robby Clark (VAMI) 5.0
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. David Henderson (FURM) 9.1
2. Steve Brown (APPST) 8.4
3. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 4.6
Passing Touchdowns
1. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 14
2. Steve Brown (APPST) 13
3. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 12
  David Henderson (FURM) 12
5. Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 6
  Marty Crosby (CIT) 6
7. Tim Russell (CIT) 4
8. Danny Wright (MARSH) 3
9. Scott McConnell (APPST) 2
  Dee Walsh (WCAR) 2
  Robby Clark (VAMI) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 18
2. Robby Clark (VAMI) 17
3. Danny Wright (MARSH) 10
4. Marty Crosby (CIT) 9
5. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 7
6. David Henderson (FURM) 6
7. Steve Brown (APPST) 5
8. Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 4
9. Tim Russell (CIT) 3
  Paul Hamilton (APPST) 3
  Jeff Shaner (MARSH) 3
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. David Henderson (FURM) 152.5
2. Steve Brown (APPST) 141.3
3. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 99.4
4. Robby Clark (VAMI) 67.0
Rush Attempts
1. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 195
  Danny Wright (MARSH) 195
3. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 188
4. Mark Stowers (FURM) 171
5. Butch Hostetter (VAMI) 157
6. Mike Glenn (FURM) 153
7. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 146
8. Scott McConnell (APPST) 144
9. Mike Smith (CHAT) 136
10. Robby Clark (VAMI) 123
11. Jeff Washington (VAMI) 118
12. Mitchell Ray (WCAR) 112
13. Steve Brown (APPST) 105
14. Steve Bishop (FURM) 101
15. Eddie Estes (APPST) 95
16. Robert Brown (WCAR) 91
17. Tim Russell (CIT) 90
18. Dave Crisp (MARSH) 77
19. Tim Campbell (MARSH) 74
20. Jeff Norman (WCAR) 72
Rushing Yards
1. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 972
2. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 933
3. Mark Stowers (FURM) 891
4. Scott McConnell (APPST) 840
5. Mike Smith (CHAT) 769
6. Mike Glenn (FURM) 734
7. Danny Wright (MARSH) 652
8. Butch Hostetter (VAMI) 636
9. Eddie Estes (APPST) 620
10. Jeff Washington (VAMI) 542
11. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 541
12. Steve Bishop (FURM) 510
13. Mitchell Ray (WCAR) 471
14. Jeff Norman (WCAR) 387
15. Tim Russell (CIT) 349
16. Ricky Blake (WCAR) 312
17. Robert Brown (WCAR) 310
18. Dave Crisp (MARSH) 308
19. Tim Campbell (MARSH) 307
20. Steve Brown (APPST) 277
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Eddie Estes (APPST) 6.5
2. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 6.4
3. Scott McConnell (APPST) 5.8
4. Mike Smith (CHAT) 5.7
5. Jeff Norman (WCAR) 5.4
6. Mark Stowers (FURM) 5.2
7. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 5.2
8. Steve Bishop (FURM) 5.0
9. Mike Glenn (FURM) 4.8
10. Jeff Washington (VAMI) 4.6
11. Mitchell Ray (WCAR) 4.2
12. Tim Campbell (MARSH) 4.1
13. Butch Hostetter (VAMI) 4.1
14. Dave Crisp (MARSH) 4.0
15. Tim Russell (CIT) 3.9
16. Robert Brown (WCAR) 3.4
17. Danny Wright (MARSH) 3.3
18. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 2.8
19. Steve Brown (APPST) 2.6
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Scott McConnell (APPST) 11
  Tony Merendino (CHAT) 11
3. Mike Glenn (FURM) 8
4. Mark Stowers (FURM) 7
5. Jeff Norman (WCAR) 6
  Steve Brown (APPST) 6
  Mike Smith (CHAT) 6
  Stump Mitchell (CIT) 6
9. Steve Bishop (FURM) 5
  Eddie Estes (APPST) 5
11. Tim Russell (CIT) 4
12. Butch Hostetter (VAMI) 3
  Ricky Hall (FURM) 3
  Alvin Perkins (CIT) 3
  Jeff Washington (VAMI) 3
  Danny Wright (MARSH) 3
17. Mitchell Ray (WCAR) 2
  David Henderson (FURM) 2
  Rich Trotta (FURM) 2
  Robert Brown (WCAR) 2
  Gwain Durden (CHAT) 2
  Dennis McCorkle (APPST) 2
  Gerald Harp (WCAR) 2
  Dave Crisp (MARSH) 2
Receptions
1. Gerald Harp (WCAR) 62
2. Rick Beasley (APPST) 60
3. Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 39
4. Fred Meadows (WCAR) 32
  Orion Rust (CIT) 32
6. Joe Burke (CHAT) 30
7. Mike Peterson (APPST) 27
8. Brette Simmons (FURM) 26
9. Greg Laetsch (FURM) 25
10. Byron Walker (CIT) 23
11. Robert Savage (VAMI) 22
12. Jim Schoepfer (CHAT) 19
13. Jeff Dean (WCAR) 18
14. Scott McConnell (APPST) 17
  Todd Ellwood (MARSH) 17
16. Mark Hunt (CIT) 16
  Mike Glenn (FURM) 16
18. Jeff Norman (WCAR) 15
  Greg Weaver (VAMI) 15
20. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 14
  Mark Slawson (CIT) 14
  Mike Natale (MARSH) 14
  Mike Smith (CHAT) 14
Receiving Yards
1. Gerald Harp (WCAR) 1145
2. Rick Beasley (APPST) 971
3. Joe Burke (CHAT) 844
4. Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 692
5. Fred Meadows (WCAR) 530
6. Greg Laetsch (FURM) 499
7. Orion Rust (CIT) 397
8. Jim Schoepfer (CHAT) 392
9. Robert Savage (VAMI) 358
10. Byron Walker (CIT) 336
11. Brette Simmons (FURM) 335
12. Scott McConnell (APPST) 312
13. Todd Ellwood (MARSH) 303
14. Mark Slawson (CIT) 300
15. Mark Hunt (CIT) 275
16. Mike Peterson (APPST) 246
17. Jeff Dean (WCAR) 240
18. Mike Natale (MARSH) 204
19. Greg Weaver (VAMI) 202
20. Mike Glenn (FURM) 163
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Joe Burke (CHAT) 28.1
2. Greg Laetsch (FURM) 20.0
3. Gerald Harp (WCAR) 18.5
4. Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 17.7
5. Fred Meadows (WCAR) 16.6
6. Robert Savage (VAMI) 16.3
7. Rick Beasley (APPST) 16.2
8. Byron Walker (CIT) 14.6
9. Brette Simmons (FURM) 12.9
10. Orion Rust (CIT) 12.4
11. Mike Peterson (APPST) 9.1
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Gerald Harp (WCAR) 11
2. Joe Burke (CHAT) 8
3. Jim Schoepfer (CHAT) 6
4. Greg Laetsch (FURM) 5
5. Mike Peterson (APPST) 4
  Brette Simmons (FURM) 4
  Rick Beasley (APPST) 4
  Fred Meadows (WCAR) 4
  Todd Ellwood (MARSH) 4
10. Scott McConnell (APPST) 3
  Dave Cunningham (CHAT) 3
  Stan Cunningham (APPST) 3
13. Mike Glenn (FURM) 2
  David Bigos (CIT) 2
  John Keeton (APPST) 2
  Mark Slawson (CIT) 2
  Orion Rust (CIT) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 202
2. Danny Wright (MARSH) 195
  Tony Merendino (CHAT) 195
4. Mark Stowers (FURM) 174
5. Mike Glenn (FURM) 169
6. Butch Hostetter (VAMI) 162
7. Scott McConnell (APPST) 161
8. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 153
9. Mike Smith (CHAT) 150
10. Jeff Washington (VAMI) 124
11. Robby Clark (VAMI) 123
12. Mitchell Ray (WCAR) 119
13. Steve Brown (APPST) 106
14. Steve Bishop (FURM) 104
15. Eddie Estes (APPST) 97
16. Robert Brown (WCAR) 95
17. Tim Russell (CIT) 90
18. Jeff Norman (WCAR) 87
19. Dave Crisp (MARSH) 78
20. Tim Campbell (MARSH) 76
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Gerald Harp (WCAR) 1191
2. Scott McConnell (APPST) 1152
3. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 1133
4. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 1036
5. Rick Beasley (APPST) 971
6. Mark Stowers (FURM) 924
7. Mike Glenn (FURM) 897
8. Joe Burke (CHAT) 856
9. Mike Smith (CHAT) 828
10. Jimmy Kiser (FURM) 750
11. Butch Hostetter (VAMI) 698
12. Danny Wright (MARSH) 652
13. Eddie Estes (APPST) 647
14. Jeff Washington (VAMI) 552
15. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 541
16. Fred Meadows (WCAR) 530
17. Steve Bishop (FURM) 524
18. Mitchell Ray (WCAR) 507
19. Greg Laetsch (FURM) 499
20. Jeff Norman (WCAR) 458
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Scott McConnell (APPST) 14
2. Gerald Harp (WCAR) 13
3. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 11
4. Mike Glenn (FURM) 10
5. Joe Burke (CHAT) 8
6. Mark Stowers (FURM) 7
  Jeff Norman (WCAR) 7
8. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 6
  Steve Brown (APPST) 6
  Jim Schoepfer (CHAT) 6
  Mike Smith (CHAT) 6
12. Eddie Estes (APPST) 5
  Steve Bishop (FURM) 5
  Mike Peterson (APPST) 5
  Greg Laetsch (FURM) 5
16. Rick Beasley (APPST) 4
  Brette Simmons (FURM) 4
  Fred Meadows (WCAR) 4
  Todd Ellwood (MARSH) 4
  Tim Russell (CIT) 4
Total Plays
1. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 387
2. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 317
3. Steve Brown (APPST) 309
4. Robby Clark (VAMI) 296
5. Danny Wright (MARSH) 284
6. David Henderson (FURM) 246
7. Marty Crosby (CIT) 203
8. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 189
9. Mark Stowers (FURM) 171
10. Butch Hostetter (VAMI) 159
11. Tim Russell (CIT) 154
  Scott McConnell (APPST) 154
13. Mike Glenn (FURM) 153
14. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 147
15. Mike Smith (CHAT) 136
16. Jeff Washington (VAMI) 118
17. Mitchell Ray (WCAR) 112
18. Steve Bishop (FURM) 101
19. Eddie Estes (APPST) 95
20. Robert Brown (WCAR) 92
Total Yards
1. Steve Brown (APPST) 1959
2. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 1833
3. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 1745
4. David Henderson (FURM) 1734
5. Marty Crosby (CIT) 1213
6. Danny Wright (MARSH) 1121
7. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 1002
8. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 933
9. Mark Stowers (FURM) 891
10. Robby Clark (VAMI) 883
11. Scott McConnell (APPST) 865
12. Tim Russell (CIT) 780
13. Mike Smith (CHAT) 769
14. Mike Glenn (FURM) 734
15. Butch Hostetter (VAMI) 636
16. Eddie Estes (APPST) 620
17. Jeff Washington (VAMI) 542
18. Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 516
19. Steve Bishop (FURM) 510
20. Mitchell Ray (WCAR) 471
Total Touchdowns
1. Tony Merendino (CHAT) 23
2. Steve Brown (APPST) 19
3. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 14
  David Henderson (FURM) 14
5. Scott McConnell (APPST) 13
6. Tim Russell (CIT) 8
  Mike Glenn (FURM) 8
8. Marty Crosby (CIT) 7
  Mark Stowers (FURM) 7
10. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 6
  Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 6
  Jeff Norman (WCAR) 6
  Mike Smith (CHAT) 6
  Danny Wright (MARSH) 6
15. Steve Bishop (FURM) 5
  Eddie Estes (APPST) 5
17. Dave Crisp (MARSH) 3
  Alvin Perkins (CIT) 3
  Jeff Washington (VAMI) 3
  Butch Hostetter (VAMI) 3
  Ricky Hall (FURM) 3