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1978 Southern Conference Year Summary

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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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Furman 8 3 0 .727 4 1 0 .800 29.3 17.7 2.14 -8.23
Chattanooga 7 3 1 .682 3 1 0 .750 27.8 17.5 -0.78 -7.69
Appalachian State 7 4 0 .636 4 2 0 .667 30.7 27.0 -1.37 -7.37
Western Carolina 6 5 0 .545 4 2 0 .667 21.3 19.0 -6.15 -7.70
Citadel 5 6 0 .455 2 3 0 .400 18.3 22.4 -7.53 -4.90
Virginia Military Institute 3 8 0 .273 0 3 0 .000 10.4 20.6 -11.85 -3.22
Marshall 1 10 0 .091 0 5 0 .000 10.3 26.5 -19.32 -6.05

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

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

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

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. David Henderson (FURM) 12
  Tony Merendino (CHAT) 12
5. Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 6
  Marty Crosby (CIT) 6
7. Tim Russell (CIT) 4
8. Danny Wright (MARSH) 3
9. Dee Walsh (WCAR) 2
  Scott McConnell (APPST) 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. Paul Hamilton (APPST) 3
  Jeff Shaner (MARSH) 3
  Tim Russell (CIT) 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

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

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

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Scott McConnell (APPST) 11
  Tony Merendino (CHAT) 11
3. Mike Glenn (FURM) 8
4. Mark Stowers (FURM) 7
5. Mike Smith (CHAT) 6
  Steve Brown (APPST) 6
  Stump Mitchell (CIT) 6
  Jeff Norman (WCAR) 6
9. Steve Bishop (FURM) 5
  Eddie Estes (APPST) 5

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

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

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

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

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

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. Steve Brown (APPST) 6
  Jim Schoepfer (CHAT) 6
  Stump Mitchell (CIT) 6
  Mike Smith (CHAT) 6

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

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