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1978 Southland Conference Leaders

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Record: 30-35-1, .462 W-L% (13th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -6.52 (10th of 14) ▪ SOS: -6.04 (9th of 14)

Conference Champion: Louisiana Tech

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 50.0
2. Kennon Taylor (ARST) 42.9
3. Keith Thibodeaux (LATECH) 40.9

Passing Yards

1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 1261
2. Keith Thibodeaux (LATECH) 1128
3. Kennon Taylor (ARST) 1087
4. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 870
5. David Guidry (LALAF) 745
6. Eric Barkley (LATECH) 709
7. Wendell Lejeune (MCNST) 549
8. Chad Millet (MCNST) 439
9. Ken Mathews (LALAF) 345
10. Johnny Spears (MCNST) 143
11. David Pingston (LALAF) 78
12. Mark Smith (TXARL) 62
13. Charles Behn (LAMAR) 54
14. Randy Reed (ARST) 49
15. Preston Williams (MCNST) 28
16. Alex Herman (ARST) 18
17. Mike Long (LAMAR) 16
18. Mark Buchanan (LATECH) 13
19. Gene Bradley (ARST) 12

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 6.9
2. Kennon Taylor (ARST) 6.0
3. Keith Thibodeaux (LATECH) 5.7

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 5.0
2. Keith Thibodeaux (LATECH) 3.7
3. Kennon Taylor (ARST) 2.5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 110.0
2. Keith Thibodeaux (LATECH) 86.0
3. Kennon Taylor (ARST) 82.7

Rushing Yards

1. Larry Lawrence (ARST) 1039
2. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 841
3. Artie Shankle (MCNST) 727
  Bill McClesky (TXARL) 727
5. Joe Griffin (ARST) 690
6. George Yates (LATECH) 637
7. Tony Felder (TXARL) 525
8. Harry Price (MCNST) 455
9. Phillip Jessie (TXARL) 450
10. Theron McClendon (MCNST) 408
11. Mike Ellis (LAMAR) 374
12. Keith Gilchrist (LAMAR) 372
13. Allen Strambler (LALAF) 336
14. James Rollins (LAMAR) 310
15. Booker Price (LALAF) 287
16. Ben Booker (LAMAR) 267
17. Oliver Hadnot (MCNST) 246
18. Gerald Polaski (MCNST) 224
19. Jessie Clark (LATECH) 223
20. Bryan Leviston (LATECH) 216

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Harry Price (MCNST) 5.7
2. Bill McClesky (TXARL) 5.4
3. Theron McClendon (MCNST) 5.3
4. Artie Shankle (MCNST) 5.2
5. Tony Felder (TXARL) 5.1
6. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 4.8
7. Joe Griffin (ARST) 4.6
8. James Rollins (LAMAR) 4.3
9. George Yates (LATECH) 4.1
10. Larry Lawrence (ARST) 4.1
11. Keith Gilchrist (LAMAR) 4.0
12. Booker Price (LALAF) 3.9
13. Mike Ellis (LAMAR) 3.7
14. Allen Strambler (LALAF) 3.7
15. Jessie Clark (LATECH) 3.3
16. Bryan Leviston (LATECH) 3.0

Receiving Yards

1. Scooter Spruiell (LATECH) 642
2. Jerome Miller (ARST) 473
3. Howard Robinson (LAMAR) 451
4. Rodney Smith (LALAF) 434
5. Richard Ellender (MCNST) 402
6. David Gray (LALAF) 258
7. Dikki Dyson (ARST) 236
8. George Pree (LATECH) 231
9. Scott Burt (TXARL) 228
10. Louis Landry (MCNST) 222
11. Gary Lewis (TXARL) 218
12. George Yates (LATECH) 217
13. Johnny Giordano (LATECH) 207
14. Rick Casey (LAMAR) 194
15. Jerry Woodard (TXARL) 192
16. Nat Durant (LALAF) 187
17. Tony Burlingame (MCNST) 180
18. Keith Gilchrist (LAMAR) 164
19. Danny Garrison (ARST) 154
20. Larry Lawrence (ARST) 151

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Jerome Miller (ARST) 19.7
2. Richard Ellender (MCNST) 17.5
3. Scooter Spruiell (LATECH) 17.4
4. Howard Robinson (LAMAR) 16.7
5. George Yates (LATECH) 10.8

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Larry Lawrence (ARST) 268
2. George Yates (LATECH) 175
3. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 174
4. Joe Griffin (ARST) 153
5. Artie Shankle (MCNST) 145
6. Bill McClesky (TXARL) 136
7. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 129
8. Kennon Taylor (ARST) 111
9. Keith Gilchrist (LAMAR) 109
10. Tony Felder (TXARL) 107
11. Mike Ellis (LAMAR) 104
12. Allen Strambler (LALAF) 96
13. Chad Millet (MCNST) 90
14. Bryan Leviston (LATECH) 84
15. Harry Price (MCNST) 83
16. Theron McClendon (MCNST) 79
  James Rollins (LAMAR) 79
18. Jessie Clark (LATECH) 78
19. Booker Price (LALAF) 75
20. David Pingston (LALAF) 67

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Larry Lawrence (ARST) 1190
2. George Yates (LATECH) 854
3. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 841
4. Artie Shankle (MCNST) 797
5. Bill McClesky (TXARL) 738
6. Joe Griffin (ARST) 706
7. Scooter Spruiell (LATECH) 642
8. Tony Felder (TXARL) 590
9. Keith Gilchrist (LAMAR) 536
10. Phillip Jessie (TXARL) 514
11. Harry Price (MCNST) 496
12. Jerome Miller (ARST) 476
13. Howard Robinson (LAMAR) 452
14. Mike Ellis (LAMAR) 436
15. Rodney Smith (LALAF) 433
16. Theron McClendon (MCNST) 422
17. Richard Ellender (MCNST) 402
18. Allen Strambler (LALAF) 383
19. James Rollins (LAMAR) 373
20. Bryan Leviston (LATECH) 364

Total Plays

1. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 316
2. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 313
3. Kennon Taylor (ARST) 292
4. Larry Lawrence (ARST) 254
  Keith Thibodeaux (LATECH) 254
6. David Guidry (LALAF) 172
7. Chad Millet (MCNST) 166
8. George Yates (LATECH) 155
9. Joe Griffin (ARST) 151
10. Artie Shankle (MCNST) 140
11. Bill McClesky (TXARL) 134
12. Eric Barkley (LATECH) 120
13. Tony Felder (TXARL) 103
14. Wendell Lejeune (MCNST) 102
15. Mike Ellis (LAMAR) 100
16. David Pingston (LALAF) 94
17. Allen Strambler (LALAF) 92
  Keith Gilchrist (LAMAR) 92
19. Charles Behn (LAMAR) 82
20. Harry Price (MCNST) 81

Total Yards

1. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 1711
2. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 1339
3. Kennon Taylor (ARST) 1181
4. Keith Thibodeaux (LATECH) 1054
5. Larry Lawrence (ARST) 1039
6. David Guidry (LALAF) 822
7. Artie Shankle (MCNST) 727
  Bill McClesky (TXARL) 727
9. Joe Griffin (ARST) 690
10. Eric Barkley (LATECH) 661
11. George Yates (LATECH) 637
12. Wendell Lejeune (MCNST) 588
13. Tony Felder (TXARL) 525
14. Chad Millet (MCNST) 492
15. Harry Price (MCNST) 455
16. Phillip Jessie (TXARL) 450
17. Theron McClendon (MCNST) 408
18. Mike Ellis (LAMAR) 374
19. Keith Gilchrist (LAMAR) 372
20. Allen Strambler (LALAF) 336