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1980 Southland Conference Year Summary

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Record: 30-37-0, .448 W-L% (14th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -8.81 (12th of 14) ▪ SOS: -6.18 (11th 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 10 2 0 .833 5 0 0 1.000 26.5 12.8 3.41 -8.43
Louisiana-Lafayette 7 4 0 .636 4 1 0 .800 17.6 13.1 -3.67 -7.85
Texas-Arlington 3 8 0 .273 3 2 0 .600 22.5 31.0 -11.62 -4.80
Louisiana Tech 5 6 0 .455 2 3 0 .400 17.5 20.0 -8.87 -6.23
Lamar 3 8 0 .273 1 4 0 .200 16.9 29.8 -14.13 -3.85
Arkansas State 2 9 0 .182 0 5 0 .000 11.7 24.5 -18.00 -5.91

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1980-12-13 Independence Bowl Southern Mississippi 16 McNeese State 14 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Ray Campbell (LAMAR) 157
2. Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 149
3. Phillip Reynolds (LALAF) 128
4. Scott Logan (TXARL) 67
5. Stephen Starring* (MCNST) 52
6. Jerry Deller (LAMAR) 28
7. Tim Langford (ARST) 27
8. Kyle Gandy (LATECH) 16
9. Guy Lissak (TXARL) 15
10. Dwight Prudhomme (LALAF) 13
Pass Attempts
1. Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 313
2. Ray Campbell (LAMAR) 296
3. Phillip Reynolds (LALAF) 277
4. Scott Logan (TXARL) 134
5. Stephen Starring* (MCNST) 129
6. Jerry Deller (LAMAR) 73
7. Tim Langford (ARST) 71
8. Kyle Gandy (LATECH) 41
9. Guy Lissak (TXARL) 29
10. Russ Henderson (ARST) 27
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Ray Campbell (LAMAR) 53.0
2. Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 47.6
3. Phillip Reynolds (LALAF) 46.2
Passing Yards
1. Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 1939
2. Phillip Reynolds (LALAF) 1680
3. Ray Campbell (LAMAR) 1491
4. Scott Logan (TXARL) 1070
5. Stephen Starring* (MCNST) 1006
6. Jerry Deller (LAMAR) 298
7. Tim Langford (ARST) 281
8. Kyle Gandy (LATECH) 279
9. Guy Lissak (TXARL) 221
10. Dwight Prudhomme (LALAF) 158
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 6.2
2. Phillip Reynolds (LALAF) 6.1
3. Ray Campbell (LAMAR) 5.0
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 4.9
2. Phillip Reynolds (LALAF) 3.6
3. Ray Campbell (LAMAR) 2.6
Passing Touchdowns
1. Phillip Reynolds (LALAF) 13
2. Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 9
3. Stephen Starring* (MCNST) 8
4. Ray Campbell (LAMAR) 7
5. Scott Logan (TXARL) 6
6. Jerry Deller (LAMAR) 3
7. Russ Henderson (ARST) 2
  Kyle Gandy (LATECH) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Phillip Reynolds (LALAF) 21
2. Ray Campbell (LAMAR) 19
3. Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 13
4. Stephen Starring* (MCNST) 12
5. Tim Langford (ARST) 9
  Scott Logan (TXARL) 9
7. Kyle Gandy (LATECH) 6
8. Jerry Deller (LAMAR) 5
9. Russ Henderson (ARST) 4
10. Rick Spivey (ARST) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 100.8
2. Phillip Reynolds (LALAF) 97.5
3. Ray Campbell (LAMAR) 90.3
Rush Attempts
1. Theron McClendon* (MCNST) 257
2. Stephen Starring* (MCNST) 219
3. Earl James Greer (LATECH) 127
4. Buford Jordon* (MCNST) 122
5. Rodney Smith (LALAF) 119
6. Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 117
7. Tim Langford (ARST) 108
8. Lee Charles Wright (ARST) 107
9. Scott Logan (TXARL) 103
  Phillip Jessie (TXARL) 103
Rushing Yards
1. Theron McClendon* (MCNST) 1272
2. Stephen Starring* (MCNST) 974
3. Buford Jordon* (MCNST) 766
4. Phillip Jessie (TXARL) 675
5. Earl James Greer (LATECH) 517
6. Edward Blanco (LALAF) 478
7. Rodney Smith (LALAF) 446
8. Tony Felder (TXARL) 434
9. Erven Beasley (ARST) 433
10. Scott Logan (TXARL) 408
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Phillip Jessie (TXARL) 6.6
2. Buford Jordon* (MCNST) 6.3
3. Erven Beasley (ARST) 5.2
4. Theron McClendon* (MCNST) 4.9
5. Edward Blanco (LALAF) 4.7
6. Anthony Price (TXARL) 4.7
7. George Yates (LATECH) 4.5
8. Stephen Starring* (MCNST) 4.4
9. Tim Johnson (LAMAR) 4.4
10. Tony Felder (TXARL) 4.4
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Buford Jordon* (MCNST) 9
  Theron McClendon* (MCNST) 9
3. Stephen Starring* (MCNST) 8
4. Phillip Jessie (TXARL) 6
5. Tony Felder (TXARL) 5
  Ben Booker (LAMAR) 5
  George Yates (LATECH) 5
  Edward Blanco (LALAF) 5
9. Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 4
10. Scott Logan (TXARL) 3
  Earl James Greer (LATECH) 3
  Tim Langford (ARST) 3
  Rodney Smith (LALAF) 3
Receptions
1. Alfred Mask (LAMAR) 34
  Leland Padgett (LATECH) 34
  Sam Choice (LAMAR) 34
4. Ben Booker (LAMAR) 33
5. Curtis Calhoun (LALAF) 32
  Gary Lewis (TXARL) 32
7. Johnny Giordano (LATECH) 27
8. Rodney Smith (LALAF) 25
9. Tim Johnson (LAMAR) 22
  Freddie Brown (LATECH) 22
Receiving Yards
1. Gary Lewis (TXARL) 711
2. Sam Choice (LAMAR) 579
3. Leland Padgett (LATECH) 547
4. Freddie Brown (LATECH) 464
5. Johnny Giordano (LATECH) 459
6. Curtis Calhoun (LALAF) 443
7. Alfred Mask (LAMAR) 368
8. Mark Barousse* (MCNST) 308
9. Chris Tilley (LATECH) 240
10. Doug Waddell (LALAF) 214
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Gary Lewis (TXARL) 22.2
2. Freddie Brown (LATECH) 21.1
3. Sam Choice (LAMAR) 17.0
4. Johnny Giordano (LATECH) 17.0
5. Leland Padgett (LATECH) 16.1
6. Curtis Calhoun (LALAF) 13.8
7. Alfred Mask (LAMAR) 10.8
8. Rodney Smith (LALAF) 6.1
9. Ben Booker (LAMAR) 5.8
10. Tim Johnson (LAMAR) 3.2
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Gary Lewis (TXARL) 4
  Jerry Mack (ARST) 4
  Barry Herbert (LALAF) 4
  Sam Choice (LAMAR) 4
5. Johnny Giordano (LATECH) 3
  Ben Booker (LAMAR) 3
  Earl James Greer (LATECH) 3
  Mark Barousse* (MCNST) 3
  Alfred Mask (LAMAR) 3
  Brent Anderson (LALAF) 3
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Theron McClendon* (MCNST) 263
2. Stephen Starring* (MCNST) 219
3. Earl James Greer (LATECH) 145
4. Rodney Smith (LALAF) 144
5. Buford Jordon* (MCNST) 124
6. Phillip Jessie (TXARL) 121
7. Ben Booker (LAMAR) 120
8. Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 117
9. Lee Charles Wright (ARST) 116
10. Tony Felder (TXARL) 111
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Theron McClendon* (MCNST) 1387
2. Stephen Starring* (MCNST) 974
3. Phillip Jessie (TXARL) 852
4. Buford Jordon* (MCNST) 775
5. Gary Lewis (TXARL) 711
6. Earl James Greer (LATECH) 659
7. Rodney Smith (LALAF) 598
8. Ben Booker (LAMAR) 568
9. Sam Choice (LAMAR) 564
10. Tony Felder (TXARL) 562
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Buford Jordon* (MCNST) 9
  Theron McClendon* (MCNST) 9
3. Ben Booker (LAMAR) 8
  Stephen Starring* (MCNST) 8
5. Phillip Jessie (TXARL) 6
  Tony Felder (TXARL) 6
  Earl James Greer (LATECH) 6
  George Yates (LATECH) 6
9. Edward Blanco (LALAF) 5
  Barry Herbert (LALAF) 5
Total Plays
1. Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 430
2. Phillip Reynolds (LALAF) 367
3. Stephen Starring* (MCNST) 348
4. Ray Campbell (LAMAR) 347
5. Theron McClendon* (MCNST) 258
6. Scott Logan (TXARL) 237
7. Tim Langford (ARST) 179
8. Earl James Greer (LATECH) 127
9. Buford Jordon* (MCNST) 122
10. Rodney Smith (LALAF) 121
Total Yards
1. Stephen Starring* (MCNST) 1980
2. Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 1866
3. Phillip Reynolds (LALAF) 1852
4. Scott Logan (TXARL) 1478
5. Ray Campbell (LAMAR) 1429
6. Theron McClendon* (MCNST) 1272
7. Buford Jordon* (MCNST) 766
8. Phillip Jessie (TXARL) 675
9. Earl James Greer (LATECH) 517
10. Edward Blanco (LALAF) 478
Total Touchdowns
1. Stephen Starring* (MCNST) 16
2. Phillip Reynolds (LALAF) 13
  Matt Dunigan (LATECH) 13
4. Theron McClendon* (MCNST) 9
  Buford Jordon* (MCNST) 9
  Scott Logan (TXARL) 9
7. Ray Campbell (LAMAR) 8
8. Phillip Jessie (TXARL) 6
9. George Yates (LATECH) 5
  Tony Felder (TXARL) 5
  Edward Blanco (LALAF) 5
  Ben Booker (LAMAR) 5