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1957 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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Record: 39-30-4, .562 W-L% (1st of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 9.82 (2nd of 12) ▪ SOS: 7.77 (2nd of 12)

Conference Champion: Rice

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Baylor and Texas A&M)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Rice, Texas and Texas A&M)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Rice 7 4 0 .636 5 1 0 .833 15.9 11.0 15.24 10.51
Texas 6 4 1 .591 4 1 1 .750 14.5 13.5 11.38 9.20
Texas A&M 8 3 0 .727 4 2 0 .667 14.4 4.5 15.03 6.39
Southern Methodist 4 5 1 .450 3 3 0 .500 12.7 17.5 4.80 9.20
Arkansas 6 4 0 .600 2 4 0 .333 18.7 13.4 10.98 6.38
Texas Christian 5 4 1 .550 2 4 0 .333 13.4 10.1 9.59 6.39
Baylor 3 6 1 .350 0 5 1 .083 8.0 12.5 1.72 6.32

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 Final
Rice   18   15 19 13     20 13 9 8
Texas A&M 2 2 5 3 3 2 1 1 1 4 4 9
Texas   13 20     19 13         11
Arkansas       11 10   11 12        
Baylor 7 11 11                  
Southern Methodist   15                    
Texas Christian     18           17      

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1958-01-01 Cotton Bowl Navy 20 Rice 7 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1958-01-01 Sugar Bowl Mississippi 39 Texas 7 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1957-12-28 Gator Bowl Tennessee 3 Texas A&M 0 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Don Meredith (SMETH) 71
2. King Hill (RICE) 44
3. Doyle Traylor (BAY) 43
4. George Walker (AR) 35
5. Walter Fondren (TX) 33
6. Buddy Humphrey (BAY) 32
7. Don Christian (AR) 25
8. Frank Ryan (RICE) 21
9. Charlie Arnold (SMETH) 14
  Charles Milstead (TXAM) 14
  Dick Finney (TXX) 14
  Bobby Lackey (TX) 14

Pass Attempts

1. Don Meredith (SMETH) 102
2. Doyle Traylor (BAY) 88
3. King Hill (RICE) 82
4. Buddy Humphrey (BAY) 76
5. George Walker (AR) 63
6. Walter Fondren (TX) 49
7. Don Christian (AR) 42
8. Bobby Lackey (TX) 38
9. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 37
  Dick Finney (TXX) 37

Passing Yards

1. Don Meredith (SMETH) 912
2. King Hill (RICE) 798
3. George Walker (AR) 587
4. Doyle Traylor (BAY) 482
5. Don Christian (AR) 431
6. Walter Fondren (TX) 428
7. Buddy Humphrey (BAY) 332
8. Frank Ryan (RICE) 293
9. Dick Finney (TXX) 230
10. Bobby Lackey (TX) 195

Passing Touchdowns

1. Don Meredith (SMETH) 7
2. Walter Fondren (TX) 5
3. Frank Ryan (RICE) 4
  George Walker (AR) 4
  King Hill (RICE) 4
6. Doyle Traylor (BAY) 3
  Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 3
8. Don Christian (AR) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Doyle Traylor (BAY) 8
2. Buddy Humphrey (BAY) 7
3. Don Meredith (SMETH) 6
4. King Hill (RICE) 5
  Dick Finney (TXX) 5
6. Charlie Arnold (SMETH) 4
  Charles Milstead (TXAM) 4
  Bobby Lackey (TX) 4
  Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 4
  George Walker (AR) 4
  Walter Fondren (TX) 4

Rush Attempts

1. Gerald Nesbitt (AR) 145
  Larry Hickman (BAY) 145
3. Buddy Dike (TXX) 133
4. Jim Shofner (TXX) 131
5. John David Crow (TXAM) 129
6. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 121
7. Marvin Lasater (TXX) 110
  Raymond Chilton (RICE) 110
9. Mike Dowdle (TX) 99
10. King Hill (RICE) 90

Rushing Yards

1. Jim Shofner (TXX) 682
2. Gerald Nesbitt (AR) 624
3. Larry Hickman (BAY) 612
4. John David Crow (TXAM) 562
5. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 496
6. Marvin Lasater (TXX) 488
7. Buddy Dike (TXX) 464
8. King Hill (RICE) 446
9. Mike Dowdle (TX) 429
10. Raymond Chilton (RICE) 420

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jim Shofner (TXX) 5.2
2. King Hill (RICE) 5.0
3. Donnie Stone (AR) 4.5
4. Jack Spikes (TXX) 4.4
5. Marvin Lasater (TXX) 4.4
6. John David Crow (TXAM) 4.4
7. Mike Dowdle (TX) 4.3
8. Gerald Nesbitt (AR) 4.3
9. George Blanch (TX) 4.3
10. Larry Hickman (BAY) 4.2

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 8
2. John David Crow (TXAM) 6
  Jim Shofner (TXX) 6
4. King Hill (RICE) 5
5. Raymond Chilton (RICE) 4
  Buddy Dike (TXX) 4
  Larry Hickman (BAY) 4
  Bobby Lackey (TX) 4
  Don Meredith (SMETH) 4
  Dick Finney (TXX) 4
  Mike Dowdle (TX) 4

Receptions

1. Buddy Dial (RICE) 21
  Lon Slaughter (SMETH) 21
3. Charlie Jackson (SMETH) 18
4. Bill Anderson (BAY) 16
  Earl Miller (BAY) 16
6. Gary Wisener (BAY) 15
7. Jerry Marcontell (BAY) 13
8. Willard Dewveall (SMETH) 11
  Frank Smith (SMETH) 11
10. Jim Welch (SMETH) 10
  George Blanch (TX) 10
  Billy Kyser (AR) 10

Receiving Yards

1. Buddy Dial (RICE) 508
2. Charlie Jackson (SMETH) 257
3. Earl Miller (BAY) 249
4. Lon Slaughter (SMETH) 203
5. Bill Anderson (BAY) 181
6. Billy Kyser (AR) 179
7. Gary Wisener (BAY) 161
8. George Blanch (TX) 152
9. Gene Miller (RICE) 147
10. Willard Dewveall (SMETH) 146

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Buddy Dial (RICE) 24.2
2. Lon Slaughter (SMETH) 9.7

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Buddy Dial (RICE) 4
2. Bobby Marks (TXAM) 2
  George Blanch (TX) 2
  Earl Miller (BAY) 2
  Lon Slaughter (SMETH) 2
  Bob Childress (AR) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Gerald Nesbitt (AR) 147
2. Larry Hickman (BAY) 146
3. Buddy Dike (TXX) 135
4. Jim Shofner (TXX) 132
5. John David Crow (TXAM) 131
6. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 121
7. Marvin Lasater (TXX) 116
8. Raymond Chilton (RICE) 110
9. Mike Dowdle (TX) 100
10. King Hill (RICE) 90

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Jim Shofner (TXX) 695
2. Gerald Nesbitt (AR) 651
3. John David Crow (TXAM) 624
4. Larry Hickman (BAY) 619
5. Marvin Lasater (TXX) 612
6. Buddy Dial (RICE) 508
7. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 496
8. Charlie Jackson (SMETH) 491
9. Buddy Dike (TXX) 473
10. King Hill (RICE) 446
  Mike Dowdle (TX) 446

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 8
2. John David Crow (TXAM) 6
  Jim Shofner (TXX) 6
4. King Hill (RICE) 5
5. Raymond Chilton (RICE) 4
  Buddy Dike (TXX) 4
  Buddy Dial (RICE) 4
  Larry Hickman (BAY) 4
  Bobby Lackey (TX) 4
  Don Meredith (SMETH) 4
  Rene Ramirez (TX) 4
  Dick Finney (TXX) 4
  Mike Dowdle (TX) 4
  George Blanch (TX) 4

Total Plays

1. Don Meredith (SMETH) 189
2. King Hill (RICE) 172
3. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 148
4. Jim Shofner (TXX) 147
5. Larry Hickman (BAY) 145
  Gerald Nesbitt (AR) 145
7. John David Crow (TXAM) 139
8. Doyle Traylor (BAY) 134
9. Buddy Dike (TXX) 133
10. Walter Fondren (TX) 127

Total Yards

1. King Hill (RICE) 1244
2. Don Meredith (SMETH) 1055
3. Jim Shofner (TXX) 804
4. George Walker (AR) 671
5. Roddy Osborne (TXAM) 662
6. John David Crow (TXAM) 646
7. Gerald Nesbitt (AR) 624
8. Larry Hickman (BAY) 612
9. Don Christian (AR) 610
10. Walter Fondren (TX) 575