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1979 Southland Conference Year Summary

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Record: 36-29-2, .552 W-L% (2nd of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -3.66 (9th of 14) ▪ SOS: -5.69 (12th of 14)

Conference Champion: McNeese State

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
McNeese State 11 1 0 .917 5 0 0 1.000 19.4 11.3 3.16 -5.43
Texas-Arlington 9 2 0 .818 4 1 0 .800 31.1 14.7 4.58 -7.51
Lamar 6 3 2 .636 3 2 0 .600 24.7 19.8 -0.55 -5.10
Arkansas State 4 7 0 .364 1 4 0 .200 15.2 17.1 -8.16 -5.98
Louisiana-Lafayette 4 7 0 .364 1 4 0 .200 13.4 15.3 -8.18 -5.91
Louisiana Tech 2 9 0 .182 1 4 0 .200 10.2 20.2 -12.84 -4.20

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1979-12-15 Independence Bowl Syracuse 31 McNeese State 7 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 233
2. Gene Bradley (ARST) 91
3. Mark Buchanan (LATECH) 60
4. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 52
5. Eric Barkley (LATECH) 46
  Dwight Prudhomme (LALAF) 46
7. Chad Millet (MCNST) 42
8. Hal King (LALAF) 31
9. Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 26
10. Wendell Lejeune (MCNST) 15

Pass Attempts

1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 402
2. Gene Bradley (ARST) 198
3. Mark Buchanan (LATECH) 128
4. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 121
  Dwight Prudhomme (LALAF) 121
6. Chad Millet (MCNST) 106
7. Eric Barkley (LATECH) 99
8. Hal King (LALAF) 82
9. Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 59
10. Wendell Lejeune (MCNST) 35

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 58.0
2. Gene Bradley (ARST) 46.0

Passing Yards

1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 2641
2. Gene Bradley (ARST) 1091
3. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 907
4. Mark Buchanan (LATECH) 840
5. Chad Millet (MCNST) 667
6. Dwight Prudhomme (LALAF) 594
7. Hal King (LALAF) 444
8. Eric Barkley (LATECH) 430
9. Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 330
10. Wendell Lejeune (MCNST) 260

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 6.6
2. Gene Bradley (ARST) 5.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 5.6
2. Gene Bradley (ARST) 2.4

Passing Touchdowns

1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 21
2. Gene Bradley (ARST) 7
3. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 5
4. Chad Millet (MCNST) 4
  Hal King (LALAF) 4
  Mark Buchanan (LATECH) 4
7. Mike Long (LAMAR) 3
8. Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 2
  Dwight Prudhomme (LALAF) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 18
2. Gene Bradley (ARST) 17
3. Dwight Prudhomme (LALAF) 13
  Mark Buchanan (LATECH) 13
5. Chad Millet (MCNST) 8
  Hal King (LALAF) 8
7. Eric Barkley (LATECH) 6
  Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 6
9. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 5
10. Phillip Reynolds (LALAF) 4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 121.4
2. Gene Bradley (ARST) 86.7

Rush Attempts

1. Artie Shankle (MCNST) 202
2. Rodney Smith (LALAF) 185
3. Anthony Williams (ARST) 173
4. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 146
5. Theron McClendon (MCNST) 124
6. Gene Bradley (ARST) 122
7. Oliver Hadnot (MCNST) 121
8. Ben Booker (LAMAR) 113
9. Floyd Dorsey (LAMAR) 94
10. Jessie Clark (LATECH) 92

Rushing Yards

1. Artie Shankle (MCNST) 853
2. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 798
3. Anthony Williams (ARST) 789
4. Rodney Smith (LALAF) 782
5. Oliver Hadnot (MCNST) 544
6. Theron McClendon (MCNST) 473
7. Jessie Clark (LATECH) 443
8. Ben Booker (LAMAR) 386
9. Floyd Dorsey (LAMAR) 383
10. Kent Sharp (TXARL) 374

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 5.5
2. Kent Sharp (TXARL) 5.2
3. Jessie Clark (LATECH) 4.8
4. Anthony Williams (ARST) 4.6
5. Oliver Hadnot (MCNST) 4.5
6. Bobby Young (ARST) 4.3
7. Rusty Miller (LALAF) 4.2
8. Rodney Smith (LALAF) 4.2
9. Artie Shankle (MCNST) 4.2
10. Floyd Dorsey (LAMAR) 4.1

Receiving Yards

1. Howard Robinson (LAMAR) 840
2. Alfred Mask (LAMAR) 525
3. Gary Lewis (TXARL) 487
4. Sam Choice (LAMAR) 351
5. Harry Price (MCNST) 331
6. Freddie Brown (LATECH) 300
7. Jesse Cavil (LAMAR) 281
8. Jerome Miller (ARST) 246
9. Leland Padgett (LATECH) 234
10. Randy Branch (MCNST) 217

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Gary Lewis (TXARL) 23.2
2. Harry Price (MCNST) 14.4
3. Freddie Brown (LATECH) 14.3
4. Howard Robinson (LAMAR) 14.2
5. Alfred Mask (LAMAR) 13.8
6. Sam Choice (LAMAR) 12.5
7. Mike Ellis (LAMAR) 7.5
8. Ben Booker (LAMAR) 5.8
9. Anthony Williams (ARST) 5.6

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Artie Shankle (MCNST) 205
2. Rodney Smith (LALAF) 199
3. Anthony Williams (ARST) 195
4. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 146
5. Ben Booker (LAMAR) 144
6. Oliver Hadnot (MCNST) 127
  Theron McClendon (MCNST) 127
8. Gene Bradley (ARST) 122
9. Floyd Dorsey (LAMAR) 109
10. George Yates (LATECH) 102

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Rodney Smith (LALAF) 938
2. Anthony Williams (ARST) 912
3. Artie Shankle (MCNST) 906
4. Howard Robinson (LAMAR) 849
5. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 798
6. Oliver Hadnot (MCNST) 579
7. Ben Booker (LAMAR) 565
8. Alfred Mask (LAMAR) 525
9. Jessie Clark (LATECH) 497
10. Theron McClendon (MCNST) 496

Total Plays

1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 451
2. Gene Bradley (ARST) 320
3. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 267
4. Mark Buchanan (LATECH) 212
5. Artie Shankle (MCNST) 202
6. Chad Millet (MCNST) 190
  Rodney Smith (LALAF) 190
8. Dwight Prudhomme (LALAF) 179
9. Anthony Williams (ARST) 173
10. Hal King (LALAF) 140

Total Yards

1. Larry Haynes (LAMAR) 2428
2. Roy Dewalt (TXARL) 1705
3. Gene Bradley (ARST) 1441
4. Mark Buchanan (LATECH) 1113
5. Chad Millet (MCNST) 882
6. Rodney Smith (LALAF) 857
7. Artie Shankle (MCNST) 853
8. Anthony Williams (ARST) 789
9. Dwight Prudhomme (LALAF) 579
10. Oliver Hadnot (MCNST) 544