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1978 Southland Conference Year Summary

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Record: 30-35-1, .462 W-L% (12th 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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Arkansas State 7 4 0 .636 4 1 0 .800 14.8 13.1 -3.37 -5.73
Louisiana Tech 6 5 0 .545 4 1 0 .800 20.7 16.9 -1.71 -3.62
Texas-Arlington 5 6 0 .455 3 2 0 .600 21.8 19.1 -3.17 -5.53
McNeese State 7 4 0 .636 2 3 0 .400 25.0 16.7 -1.75 -8.93
Louisiana-Lafayette 3 8 0 .273 2 3 0 .400 11.5 20.8 -13.03 -4.39
Lamar 2 8 1 .227 0 5 0 .000 17.1 26.7 -16.13 -8.04

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1978-12-16 Independence Bowl East Carolina 35 Louisiana Tech 13 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Larry Haynes (Lamar) 50.0
2. Kennon Taylor (Arkansas State) 42.9
3. Keith Thibodeaux (Louisiana Tech) 40.9

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Larry Haynes (Lamar) 6.9
2. Kennon Taylor (Arkansas State) 6.0
3. Keith Thibodeaux (Louisiana Tech) 5.7

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Larry Haynes (Lamar) 5.0
2. Keith Thibodeaux (Louisiana Tech) 3.7
3. Kennon Taylor (Arkansas State) 2.5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Larry Haynes (Lamar) 110.0
2. Keith Thibodeaux (Louisiana Tech) 86.0
3. Kennon Taylor (Arkansas State) 82.7

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Jerome Miller (Arkansas State) 19.7
2. Richard Ellender (McNeese State) 17.5
3. Scooter Spruiell (Louisiana Tech) 17.4
4. Howard Robinson (Lamar) 16.7
5. George Yates (Louisiana Tech) 10.8

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Richard Ellender (McNeese State) 3