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1979 Southern Conference Leaders

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Record: 43-44-1, .494 W-L% (10th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -6.36 (11th of 14) ▪ SOS: -6.53 (13th of 14)

Conference Champion: Chattanooga

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Mark Hutsell (ETNST) 186
2. Steve Brown (APPST) 147
3. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 133
4. Tim Russell (CIT) 63
5. Steve Woods (CHAT) 62
  John Bangley (VAMI) 62
7. David Henderson (FURM) 56
8. Tim Sorrells (FURM) 43
9. Jon Sharretts (MARSH) 37
10. Danny Wright (MARSH) 36
11. Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 24
  Kent Briggs (WCAR) 24
13. Larry Hupertz (VAMI) 14
14. Paul Hamilton (APPST) 8
15. Tracey Shrader (CIT) 6
16. Brian Miller (MARSH) 3
Pass Attempts
1. Mark Hutsell (ETNST) 302
2. Steve Brown (APPST) 287
3. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 276
4. Tim Russell (CIT) 155
5. Steve Woods (CHAT) 126
6. John Bangley (VAMI) 122
7. David Henderson (FURM) 119
8. Tim Sorrells (FURM) 86
9. Jon Sharretts (MARSH) 85
10. Danny Wright (MARSH) 71
11. Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 48
12. Kent Briggs (WCAR) 41
13. Larry Hupertz (VAMI) 34
14. Tracey Shrader (CIT) 20
15. Paul Hamilton (APPST) 15
16. Brian Miller (MARSH) 11
17. Willie Wilson (MARSH) 5
  Tim Nitz (VAMI) 5
19. Jeff Davis (ETNST) 4
20. Donnie Ruis (ETNST) 3
  Greg Kilday (APPST) 3
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Mark Hutsell (ETNST) 61.6
2. Steve Brown (APPST) 51.2
3. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 48.2
4. Tim Russell (CIT) 40.6
Passing Yards
1. Steve Brown (APPST) 2307
2. Mark Hutsell (ETNST) 2276
3. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 2175
4. Steve Woods (CHAT) 1203
5. Tim Russell (CIT) 1105
6. John Bangley (VAMI) 791
7. David Henderson (FURM) 741
8. Tim Sorrells (FURM) 668
9. Jon Sharretts (MARSH) 410
  Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 410
11. Danny Wright (MARSH) 329
12. Kent Briggs (WCAR) 270
13. Larry Hupertz (VAMI) 102
14. Tracey Shrader (CIT) 73
15. Brian Miller (MARSH) 45
16. Mark Grainger (FURM) 35
17. Paul Hamilton (APPST) 34
18. Tony Swanger (APPST) 27
19. Mark Carballo (APPST) 20
20. Ron Lear (MARSH) 12
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Steve Brown (APPST) 8.0
2. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 7.9
3. Mark Hutsell (ETNST) 7.5
4. Tim Russell (CIT) 7.1
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Tim Russell (CIT) 6.8
2. Mark Hutsell (ETNST) 6.6
3. Steve Brown (APPST) 6.6
4. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 5.6
Passing Touchdowns
1. Mark Hutsell (ETNST) 17
2. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 16
3. Steve Brown (APPST) 15
4. Tim Russell (CIT) 11
5. Steve Woods (CHAT) 10
6. Tim Sorrells (FURM) 7
7. Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 5
8. David Henderson (FURM) 4
  John Bangley (VAMI) 4
10. Danny Wright (MARSH) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 21
2. Steve Brown (APPST) 16
3. Mark Hutsell (ETNST) 14
4. David Henderson (FURM) 10
5. Steve Woods (CHAT) 9
6. Jon Sharretts (MARSH) 8
  John Bangley (VAMI) 8
8. Tim Russell (CIT) 6
9. Danny Wright (MARSH) 5
10. Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 3
  Larry Hupertz (VAMI) 3
  Tim Sorrells (FURM) 3
13. Tracey Shrader (CIT) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Mark Hutsell (ETNST) 134.2
2. Steve Brown (APPST) 124.8
3. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 118.3
4. Tim Russell (CIT) 116.2
Rush Attempts
1. Floyd Allen (VAMI) 265
2. Ron Lear (MARSH) 241
3. Leonard Williams (WCAR) 209
4. Mike Glenn (FURM) 208
5. Mike Smith (CHAT) 181
6. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 165
7. Tim Russell (CIT) 129
  Steve Brown (APPST) 129
9. Johnny McFall (ETNST) 125
10. Earl Ferrell (ETNST) 118
11. Steve Woods (CHAT) 117
12. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 114
13. Butch Hostetter (VAMI) 112
14. Danny Wright (MARSH) 111
15. Eddie Estes (APPST) 109
16. Mark Hutsell (ETNST) 103
17. Brothel Cole (FURM) 100
18. Arnold Floyd (APPST) 87
19. Tony Ball (CHAT) 85
20. Anthony James (WCAR) 79
Rushing Yards
1. Floyd Allen (VAMI) 1249
2. Ron Lear (MARSH) 1162
3. Mike Smith (CHAT) 928
4. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 925
5. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 885
6. Leonard Williams (WCAR) 881
7. Mike Glenn (FURM) 857
8. Brothel Cole (FURM) 751
9. Earl Ferrell (ETNST) 648
10. Ricky Reeves (ETNST) 546
11. Butch Hostetter (VAMI) 531
12. Tim Russell (CIT) 525
13. Tony Ball (CHAT) 499
14. Eddie Estes (APPST) 444
15. Arnold Floyd (APPST) 438
16. Steve Bishop (FURM) 433
17. Van Williams (ETNST) 401
18. Johnny McFall (ETNST) 393
19. Danny Miller (CIT) 391
20. Anthony James (WCAR) 375
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 7.8
2. Brothel Cole (FURM) 7.5
3. Tony Ball (CHAT) 5.9
4. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 5.6
5. Steve Bishop (FURM) 5.6
6. Earl Ferrell (ETNST) 5.5
7. Mike Smith (CHAT) 5.1
8. Danny Miller (CIT) 5.1
9. Arnold Floyd (APPST) 5.0
10. Ron Lear (MARSH) 4.8
11. Anthony James (WCAR) 4.7
12. Butch Hostetter (VAMI) 4.7
13. Floyd Allen (VAMI) 4.7
14. Leonard Williams (WCAR) 4.2
15. Sam Scadlock (CIT) 4.1
16. Mike Glenn (FURM) 4.1
17. Tim Sorrells (FURM) 4.1
18. Eddie Estes (APPST) 4.1
19. Tim Russell (CIT) 4.1
20. Johnny McFall (ETNST) 3.1
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Leonard Williams (WCAR) 11
2. Mike Glenn (FURM) 10
3. Johnny McFall (ETNST) 9
4. Floyd Allen (VAMI) 8
5. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 7
  Gwain Durden (CHAT) 7
  Mike Smith (CHAT) 7
  Eddie Estes (APPST) 7
  Steve Woods (CHAT) 7
10. Anthony James (WCAR) 6
  Ron Lear (MARSH) 6
12. Brothel Cole (FURM) 5
  Tim Sorrells (FURM) 5
  Tim Russell (CIT) 5
15. Danny Miller (CIT) 4
  Tony Ball (CHAT) 4
  Earl Ferrell (ETNST) 4
18. Butch Hostetter (VAMI) 3
  Arnold Floyd (APPST) 3
20. Wilford Alston (CIT) 2
  Raynard Moore (APPST) 2
  Steve Brown (APPST) 2
  Sandy Davis (FURM) 2
  Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 2
  Steve Bishop (FURM) 2
  Danny Wright (MARSH) 2
  Robert Brown (WCAR) 2
  Mark Hutsell (ETNST) 2
Receptions
1. Rick Beasley (APPST) 74
2. Gerald Harp (WCAR) 57
3. Arnold Thomas (ETNST) 40
4. Myron Chestnut (ETNST) 36
5. Johnny McFall (ETNST) 33
6. Jeff Dean (WCAR) 31
7. Mark Grainger (FURM) 28
8. Earl Ferrell (ETNST) 27
9. Joe Burke (CHAT) 26
10. Brian Quisenberry (VAMI) 23
11. Mark Slawson (CIT) 22
  Byron Walker (CIT) 22
13. Mike Natale (MARSH) 21
14. Leonard Williams (WCAR) 19
  Ed Stanford (CHAT) 19
16. Shelby Cornelius (ETNST) 17
17. Floyd Allen (VAMI) 16
  Dwayne Norman (WCAR) 16
19. Billy Risher (FURM) 15
  Eddie McGill (WCAR) 15
Receiving Yards
1. Rick Beasley (APPST) 1205
2. Gerald Harp (WCAR) 1009
3. Arnold Thomas (ETNST) 737
4. Joe Burke (CHAT) 581
5. Jeff Dean (WCAR) 456
6. Mark Slawson (CIT) 448
7. Ed Stanford (CHAT) 421
8. Johnny McFall (ETNST) 394
9. Myron Chestnut (ETNST) 393
10. Mark Grainger (FURM) 378
11. Dwayne Norman (WCAR) 377
12. Byron Walker (CIT) 303
13. Brian Quisenberry (VAMI) 265
14. Earl Ferrell (ETNST) 260
15. Leonard Williams (WCAR) 249
16. Mike Natale (MARSH) 247
17. Pete Camelo (APPST) 234
18. Ed Richardson (CHAT) 232
19. Byron Lee (FURM) 226
20. Billy Risher (FURM) 219
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Joe Burke (CHAT) 22.3
2. Mark Slawson (CIT) 20.4
3. Arnold Thomas (ETNST) 18.4
4. Gerald Harp (WCAR) 17.7
5. Rick Beasley (APPST) 16.3
6. Jeff Dean (WCAR) 14.7
7. Byron Walker (CIT) 13.8
8. Mark Grainger (FURM) 13.5
9. Johnny McFall (ETNST) 11.9
10. Mike Natale (MARSH) 11.8
11. Brian Quisenberry (VAMI) 11.5
12. Myron Chestnut (ETNST) 10.9
13. Earl Ferrell (ETNST) 9.6
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Rick Beasley (APPST) 12
2. Gerald Harp (WCAR) 10
3. Johnny McFall (ETNST) 5
  Arnold Thomas (ETNST) 5
  Ed Stanford (CHAT) 5
  Mark Slawson (CIT) 5
  Joe Burke (CHAT) 5
8. Mark Grainger (FURM) 4
  Billy Risher (FURM) 4
10. Dwayne Norman (WCAR) 3
  Ed Richardson (CHAT) 3
  Earl Ferrell (ETNST) 3
  Orion Rust (CIT) 3
14. Robert Savage (VAMI) 2
  Leonard Williams (WCAR) 2
  Mark Hunt (CIT) 2
  Alvin Ray (APPST) 2
  Byron Walker (CIT) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Floyd Allen (VAMI) 281
2. Ron Lear (MARSH) 247
3. Leonard Williams (WCAR) 228
4. Mike Glenn (FURM) 211
5. Mike Smith (CHAT) 189
6. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 167
7. Johnny McFall (ETNST) 158
8. Earl Ferrell (ETNST) 145
9. Tim Russell (CIT) 129
  Steve Brown (APPST) 129
11. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 125
12. Butch Hostetter (VAMI) 123
13. Steve Woods (CHAT) 117
14. Eddie Estes (APPST) 115
15. Danny Wright (MARSH) 111
16. Brothel Cole (FURM) 104
17. Mark Hutsell (ETNST) 103
18. Arnold Floyd (APPST) 96
19. Tony Ball (CHAT) 90
20. Anthony James (WCAR) 86
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Floyd Allen (VAMI) 1418
2. Rick Beasley (APPST) 1205
3. Ron Lear (MARSH) 1182
4. Leonard Williams (WCAR) 1130
5. Gerald Harp (WCAR) 1045
6. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 1012
7. Mike Smith (CHAT) 972
8. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 932
9. Earl Ferrell (ETNST) 908
10. Mike Glenn (FURM) 881
11. Brothel Cole (FURM) 822
12. Johnny McFall (ETNST) 787
13. Arnold Thomas (ETNST) 737
14. Butch Hostetter (VAMI) 616
15. Tony Ball (CHAT) 602
16. Joe Burke (CHAT) 591
17. Ricky Reeves (ETNST) 551
18. Arnold Floyd (APPST) 532
19. Tim Russell (CIT) 525
20. Eddie Estes (APPST) 492
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Johnny McFall (ETNST) 14
2. Leonard Williams (WCAR) 13
3. Rick Beasley (APPST) 12
4. Mike Glenn (FURM) 11
5. Gerald Harp (WCAR) 10
6. Floyd Allen (VAMI) 9
7. Steve Woods (CHAT) 7
  Eddie Estes (APPST) 7
  Gwain Durden (CHAT) 7
  Stump Mitchell (CIT) 7
  Earl Ferrell (ETNST) 7
  Mike Smith (CHAT) 7
13. Ron Lear (MARSH) 6
  Anthony James (WCAR) 6
  Joe Burke (CHAT) 6
16. Tony Ball (CHAT) 5
  Tim Russell (CIT) 5
  Tim Sorrells (FURM) 5
  Brothel Cole (FURM) 5
  Arnold Thomas (ETNST) 5
  Mark Slawson (CIT) 5
  Ed Stanford (CHAT) 5
Total Plays
1. Steve Brown (APPST) 416
2. Mark Hutsell (ETNST) 405
3. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 314
4. Tim Russell (CIT) 284
5. Floyd Allen (VAMI) 265
6. Steve Woods (CHAT) 243
7. Ron Lear (MARSH) 242
8. Leonard Williams (WCAR) 209
9. Mike Glenn (FURM) 208
10. Danny Wright (MARSH) 182
11. Mike Smith (CHAT) 181
12. John Bangley (VAMI) 175
13. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 165
14. Tim Sorrells (FURM) 159
15. David Henderson (FURM) 145
16. Johnny McFall (ETNST) 125
17. Earl Ferrell (ETNST) 118
  Jon Sharretts (MARSH) 118
19. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 114
20. Butch Hostetter (VAMI) 112
Total Yards
1. Steve Brown (APPST) 2557
2. Mark Hutsell (ETNST) 2160
3. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 2045
4. Tim Russell (CIT) 1630
5. Steve Woods (CHAT) 1404
6. Floyd Allen (VAMI) 1249
7. Ron Lear (MARSH) 1174
8. Tim Sorrells (FURM) 967
9. Mike Smith (CHAT) 928
10. Stump Mitchell (CIT) 925
11. Gwain Durden (CHAT) 885
12. Leonard Williams (WCAR) 881
13. Mike Glenn (FURM) 857
14. Brothel Cole (FURM) 751
  David Henderson (FURM) 751
16. John Bangley (VAMI) 747
17. Earl Ferrell (ETNST) 648
18. Danny Wright (MARSH) 576
19. Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 553
20. Ricky Reeves (ETNST) 546
Total Touchdowns
1. Mark Hutsell (ETNST) 19
2. Steve Woods (CHAT) 17
  Steve Brown (APPST) 17
4. Tim Russell (CIT) 16
  Mike Pusey (WCAR) 16
6. Tim Sorrells (FURM) 12
7. Leonard Williams (WCAR) 11
8. Mike Glenn (FURM) 10
9. Johnny McFall (ETNST) 9
10. Floyd Allen (VAMI) 8
11. Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 7
  Eddie Estes (APPST) 7
  Mike Smith (CHAT) 7
  Gwain Durden (CHAT) 7
  Stump Mitchell (CIT) 7
16. Anthony James (WCAR) 6
  Ron Lear (MARSH) 6
18. Brothel Cole (FURM) 5
19. John Bangley (VAMI) 4
  Tony Ball (CHAT) 4
  David Henderson (FURM) 4
  Danny Miller (CIT) 4
  Danny Wright (MARSH) 4
  Earl Ferrell (ETNST) 4