Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > 1978

1978 Southland Conference Year Summary

Previous Year ▪ Next Year

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

Read more about our data coverage. ▪ An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.

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 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

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

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

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