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1978 Southland Conference Year Summary

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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

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 Completions
1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 92
2. Keith Thibodeaux (LATECH) 81
3. Kennon Taylor (ARST) 78
4. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 61
5. Eric Barkley (LATECH) 46
6. David Guidry (LALAF) 45
7. Chad Millet (MCNST) 31
  Wendell Lejeune (MCNST) 31
9. Ken Mathews (LALAF) 23
10. Johnny Spears (MCNST) 11
Pass Attempts
1. Keith Thibodeaux (LATECH) 198
2. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 184
3. Kennon Taylor (ARST) 182
4. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 142
5. David Guidry (LALAF) 108
6. Eric Barkley (LATECH) 101
7. Chad Millet (MCNST) 76
8. Ken Mathews (LALAF) 60
9. Wendell Lejeune (MCNST) 57
10. Charles Behn (LAMAR) 34
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
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 Touchdowns
1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 8
2. David Guidry (LALAF) 6
  Eric Barkley (LATECH) 6
4. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 5
  Keith Thibodeaux (LATECH) 5
6. Chad Millet (MCNST) 4
  Kennon Taylor (ARST) 4
8. Wendell Lejeune (MCNST) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Kennon Taylor (ARST) 16
2. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 11
  Keith Thibodeaux (LATECH) 11
4. David Guidry (LALAF) 8
  Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 8
6. Eric Barkley (LATECH) 7
7. Ken Mathews (LALAF) 5
8. Johnny Spears (MCNST) 4
  Mark Smith (TXARL) 4
  Wendell Lejeune (MCNST) 4
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 110.0
2. Keith Thibodeaux (LATECH) 86.0
3. Kennon Taylor (ARST) 82.7
Rush Attempts
1. Larry Lawrence (ARST) 254
2. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 174
3. George Yates (LATECH) 155
4. Joe Griffin (ARST) 151
5. Artie Shankle (MCNST) 140
6. Bill McClesky (TXARL) 134
7. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 129
8. Kennon Taylor (ARST) 110
9. Tony Felder (TXARL) 102
10. Mike Ellis (LAMAR) 100
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
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
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 10
2. Artie Shankle (MCNST) 9
  George Yates (LATECH) 9
4. Tony Felder (TXARL) 6
  Larry Lawrence (ARST) 6
6. Chad Millet (MCNST) 5
  Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 5
8. Bill McClesky (TXARL) 4
9. Allen Strambler (LALAF) 3
  Kennon Taylor (ARST) 3
  Harry Price (MCNST) 3
  Theron McClendon (MCNST) 3
Receptions
1. Scooter Spruiell (LATECH) 37
2. Howard Robinson (LAMAR) 27
3. Jerome Miller (ARST) 24
4. Richard Ellender (MCNST) 23
5. George Yates (LATECH) 20
6. Dikki Dyson (ARST) 19
  David Gray (LALAF) 19
  Rodney Smith (LALAF) 19
9. Keith Gilchrist (LAMAR) 17
10. Scott Burt (TXARL) 15
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
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
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Howard Robinson (LAMAR) 4
  Richard Ellender (MCNST) 4
  Scooter Spruiell (LATECH) 4
4. Jerry Woodard (TXARL) 3
5. Rodney Smith (LALAF) 2
  Sammy Willis (LATECH) 2
  Rick Casey (LAMAR) 2
  David Gray (LALAF) 2
  Jerome Miller (ARST) 2
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
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
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 10
  Artie Shankle (MCNST) 10
  George Yates (LATECH) 10
4. Larry Lawrence (ARST) 6
  Tony Felder (TXARL) 6
6. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 5
  Chad Millet (MCNST) 5
8. Scooter Spruiell (LATECH) 4
  Bill McClesky (TXARL) 4
  Harry Price (MCNST) 4
  Richard Ellender (MCNST) 4
  Howard Robinson (LAMAR) 4
Total Plays
1. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 316
2. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 313
3. Kennon Taylor (ARST) 292
4. Keith Thibodeaux (LATECH) 254
  Larry Lawrence (ARST) 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
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
Total Touchdowns
1. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 15
2. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 13
3. Chad Millet (MCNST) 9
  Artie Shankle (MCNST) 9
  George Yates (LATECH) 9
6. Keith Thibodeaux (LATECH) 7
  Kennon Taylor (ARST) 7
  David Guidry (LALAF) 7
9. Eric Barkley (LATECH) 6
  Tony Felder (TXARL) 6
  Larry Lawrence (ARST) 6