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1979 Southern Conference Year Summary

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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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Chattanooga 9 2 0 .818 5 1 0 .833 31.7 19.7 1.62 -9.02
Virginia Military Institute 6 4 1 .591 4 1 0 .800 14.4 19.1 -7.94 -5.85
Citadel 6 5 0 .545 4 2 0 .667 23.0 25.2 -6.63 -6.45
Furman 5 6 0 .455 4 3 0 .571 25.5 28.5 -9.01 -6.46
Appalachian State 3 8 0 .273 3 4 0 .429 23.9 24.4 -6.43 -3.61
East Tennessee State 7 4 0 .636 2 3 0 .400 25.3 13.6 -1.06 -9.43
Western Carolina 6 5 0 .545 2 4 0 .333 25.5 18.4 -3.16 -8.07
Marshall 1 10 0 .091 0 6 0 .000 8.6 28.1 -18.27 -3.36

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. John Bangley (VAMI) 62
  Steve Woods (CHAT) 62
7. David Henderson (FURM) 56
8. Tim Sorrells (FURM) 43
9. Jon Sharretts (MARSH) 37
10. Danny Wright (MARSH) 36

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

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

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. Tim Sorrells (FURM) 3
  Dennis Berkery (CHAT) 3
  Larry Hupertz (VAMI) 3

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. Steve Brown (APPST) 129
  Tim Russell (CIT) 129
9. Johnny McFall (ETNST) 125
10. Earl Ferrell (ETNST) 118

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

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

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Leonard Williams (WCAR) 11
2. Mike Glenn (FURM) 10
3. Johnny McFall (ETNST) 9
4. Floyd Allen (VAMI) 8
5. Eddie Estes (APPST) 7
  Mike Smith (CHAT) 7
  Gwain Durden (CHAT) 7
  Steve Woods (CHAT) 7
  Stump Mitchell (CIT) 7
10. Anthony James (WCAR) 6
  Ron Lear (MARSH) 6

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

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

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

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Rick Beasley (APPST) 12
2. Gerald Harp (WCAR) 10
3. Ed Stanford (CHAT) 5
  Johnny McFall (ETNST) 5
  Joe Burke (CHAT) 5
  Mark Slawson (CIT) 5
  Arnold Thomas (ETNST) 5
8. Mark Grainger (FURM) 4
  Billy Risher (FURM) 4
10. Ed Richardson (CHAT) 3
  Earl Ferrell (ETNST) 3
  Orion Rust (CIT) 3
  Dwayne Norman (WCAR) 3

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

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

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. Earl Ferrell (ETNST) 7
  Mike Smith (CHAT) 7
  Eddie Estes (APPST) 7
  Stump Mitchell (CIT) 7
  Gwain Durden (CHAT) 7
  Steve Woods (CHAT) 7

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

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

Total Touchdowns

1. Mark Hutsell (ETNST) 19
2. Steve Brown (APPST) 17
  Steve Woods (CHAT) 17
4. Mike Pusey (WCAR) 16
  Tim Russell (CIT) 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