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1968 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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Record: 41-38-4, .518 W-L% (6th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 8.86 (3rd of 12) ▪ SOS: 8.35 (2nd of 12)

Conference Champion: Arkansas and Texas

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Texas and Texas A&M)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Arkansas, Southern Methodist and Texas)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Arkansas 10 1 0 .909 6 1 0 .857 31.8 17.2 19.20 6.47
Texas 9 1 1 .864 6 1 0 .857 34.5 18.0 24.61 9.24
Southern Methodist 8 3 0 .727 5 2 0 .714 28.3 24.8 15.47 10.93
Texas Tech 5 3 2 .600 4 3 0 .571 25.5 24.1 6.14 4.04
Baylor 3 7 0 .300 3 4 0 .429 20.6 32.2 0.18 9.78
Texas A&M 3 7 0 .300 2 5 0 .286 19.6 18.4 6.29 7.79
Texas Christian 3 7 0 .300 2 5 0 .286 17.6 21.5 3.47 8.47
Rice 0 9 1 .050 0 7 0 .000 15.1 32.6 -4.49 10.11

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Texas 5 4 6     17 13 11 10 8 6 6 5 3
Arkansas       20 14 9 16 17 14 10 9 8 9 6
Southern Methodist               13         20 14
Texas A&M 12 13   17                    
Texas Tech           15 19              

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1969-01-01 Cotton Bowl Texas 36 Tennessee 13 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1969-01-01 Sugar Bowl Arkansas 16 Georgia 2 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1968-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Southern Methodist 28 Oklahoma 27 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 265
2. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 169
3. Bill Montgomery (AR) 134
4. Steve Stuart (BAY) 95
5. Joe Matulich (TXTECH) 73
6. Ted Fay (TXX) 70
7. James Street (TX) 67
8. Robby Shelton (RICE) 53
9. Dennis Alexander (RICE) 41
10. Alvin Flynn (BAY) 36

Pass Attempts

1. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 468
2. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 348
3. Bill Montgomery (AR) 234
4. Steve Stuart (BAY) 216
5. Joe Matulich (TXTECH) 152
6. Ted Fay (TXX) 144
7. James Street (TX) 135
8. Robby Shelton (RICE) 109
  Dennis Alexander (RICE) 109
10. Alvin Flynn (BAY) 89

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Bill Montgomery (AR) 57.3
2. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 56.6
3. Ted Fay (TXX) 48.6
4. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 48.6
5. Joe Matulich (TXTECH) 48.0
6. Steve Stuart (BAY) 44.0

Passing Yards

1. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 3103
2. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 2321
3. Bill Montgomery (AR) 1595
4. Steve Stuart (BAY) 1320
5. James Street (TX) 1099
6. Ted Fay (TXX) 978
7. Joe Matulich (TXTECH) 864
8. Robby Shelton (RICE) 594
9. Tom Sawyer (TXTECH) 486
10. Dennis Alexander (RICE) 453

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bill Montgomery (AR) 6.8
2. Ted Fay (TXX) 6.8
3. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 6.7
4. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 6.6
5. Steve Stuart (BAY) 6.1
6. Joe Matulich (TXTECH) 5.7

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bill Montgomery (AR) 6.1
2. Ted Fay (TXX) 6.0
3. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 5.8
4. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 5.3
5. Joe Matulich (TXTECH) 4.5
6. Steve Stuart (BAY) 3.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 21
2. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 16
3. Bill Montgomery (AR) 10
4. Joe Matulich (TXTECH) 9
5. Steve Stuart (BAY) 7
6. James Street (TX) 6
7. David Dickey (AR) 3
  Dennis Alexander (RICE) 3
  Tom Sawyer (TXTECH) 3
  Ted Fay (TXX) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 23
2. Steve Stuart (BAY) 17
3. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 14
4. James Street (TX) 12
5. Alvin Flynn (BAY) 11
6. Robby Shelton (RICE) 10
  Dennis Alexander (RICE) 10
8. Joe Matulich (TXTECH) 8
  Bill Montgomery (AR) 8
  Tom Sawyer (TXTECH) 8

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bill Montgomery (AR) 121.8
2. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 117.3
3. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 111.7
4. Ted Fay (TXX) 107.0
5. Joe Matulich (TXTECH) 104.8
6. Steve Stuart (BAY) 90.3

Rush Attempts

1. Pinkie Palmer (BAY) 222
2. Mike Richardson (SMETH) 207
  Bill Burnett (AR) 207
4. Chris Gilbert (TX) 184
5. Tony Conley (RICE) 182
6. Ross Montgomery (TXX) 170
7. Steve Worster (TX) 161
8. Robby Shelton (RICE) 160
  Gene Rogers (BAY) 160
10. Roger Freeman (TXTECH) 129

Rushing Yards

1. Chris Gilbert (TX) 1132
2. Mike Richardson (SMETH) 1034
3. Bill Burnett (AR) 859
4. Pinkie Palmer (BAY) 818
5. Steve Worster (TX) 806
6. Gene Rogers (BAY) 763
7. Tony Conley (RICE) 681
8. Ross Montgomery (TXX) 645
9. Ted Koy (TX) 601
10. Norm Bulaich (TXX) 503

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chris Gilbert (TX) 6.2
2. Norm Bulaich (TXX) 6.1
3. Ted Koy (TX) 5.6
4. Steve Worster (TX) 5.0
5. Mike Richardson (SMETH) 5.0
6. Gene Rogers (BAY) 4.8
7. Larry Stegent (TXAM) 4.7
8. Jackie Stewart (TXTECH) 4.7
9. Bill Burnett (AR) 4.1
10. Ross Montgomery (TXX) 3.8

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Chris Gilbert (TX) 13
  Steve Worster (TX) 13
3. Roger Freeman (TXTECH) 9
4. Mike Richardson (SMETH) 8
  Tony Conley (RICE) 8
6. Pinkie Palmer (BAY) 6
  Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 6
8. James Street (TX) 5
  Gene Rogers (BAY) 5
10. Robby Shelton (RICE) 4
  Larry Stegent (TXAM) 4

Receptions

1. Jerry Levias (SMETH) 80
2. Ken Fleming (SMETH) 53
3. Barney Harris (TXAM) 49
  Mike Richardson (SMETH) 49
5. Jerry Smith (BAY) 40
6. Max Peacock (AR) 39
7. Chuck Dicus (AR) 38
8. Bobby Allen (TXTECH) 35
9. Bob Long (TXAM) 32
  Larry Stegent (TXAM) 32

Receiving Yards

1. Jerry Levias (SMETH) 1131
2. Barney Harris (TXAM) 745
3. Chuck Dicus (AR) 589
4. Ken Fleming (SMETH) 588
5. Mike Richardson (SMETH) 581
6. Bobby Allen (TXTECH) 546
7. Jerry Smith (BAY) 509
8. Bob Long (TXAM) 507
9. Max Peacock (AR) 497
10. Cotton Speyrer (TX) 449

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Linzy Cole (TXX) 17.5
2. Cotton Speyrer (TX) 17.3
3. Tommy Maxwell (TXAM) 16.1
4. David May (TXTECH) 16.1
5. Bob Long (TXAM) 15.8
6. Bobby Allen (TXTECH) 15.6
7. Chuck Dicus (AR) 15.5
8. Barney Harris (TXAM) 15.2
9. Mark Lewis (BAY) 14.9
10. Jerry Levias (SMETH) 14.1

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Chuck Dicus (AR) 8
  Bob Long (TXAM) 8
  Jerry Levias (SMETH) 8
4. Ken Fleming (SMETH) 7
5. Larry Davis (RICE) 4
  Cotton Speyrer (TX) 4
  Bobby Allen (TXTECH) 4
  Charles Evans (TXTECH) 4
9. Mark Lewis (BAY) 3
  Barney Harris (TXAM) 3
  Mike Richardson (SMETH) 3
  Don Huggins (BAY) 3

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Mike Richardson (SMETH) 256
2. Pinkie Palmer (BAY) 229
3. Bill Burnett (AR) 217
4. Tony Conley (RICE) 190
5. Chris Gilbert (TX) 187
6. Ross Montgomery (TXX) 180
7. Steve Worster (TX) 169
8. Gene Rogers (BAY) 167
9. Robby Shelton (RICE) 160
10. Roger Freeman (TXTECH) 148

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Mike Richardson (SMETH) 1615
2. Jerry Levias (SMETH) 1218
3. Chris Gilbert (TX) 1207
4. Bill Burnett (AR) 945
5. Pinkie Palmer (BAY) 930
6. Steve Worster (TX) 870
7. Gene Rogers (BAY) 822
8. Larry Stegent (TXAM) 809
9. Barney Harris (TXAM) 765
10. Tony Conley (RICE) 757

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Chris Gilbert (TX) 13
  Steve Worster (TX) 13
3. Roger Freeman (TXTECH) 11
  Mike Richardson (SMETH) 11
5. Bob Long (TXAM) 8
  Chuck Dicus (AR) 8
  Jerry Levias (SMETH) 8
  Tony Conley (RICE) 8
9. Ken Fleming (SMETH) 7
10. Pinkie Palmer (BAY) 6
  Larry Stegent (TXAM) 6
  Gene Rogers (BAY) 6
  Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 6

Total Plays

1. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 556
2. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 433
3. Bill Montgomery (AR) 350
4. Robby Shelton (RICE) 269
5. Joe Matulich (TXTECH) 245
6. James Street (TX) 237
7. Steve Stuart (BAY) 236
8. Ted Fay (TXX) 228
  Pinkie Palmer (BAY) 228
10. Bill Burnett (AR) 208

Total Yards

1. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 2995
2. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 2330
3. Bill Montgomery (AR) 1834
4. James Street (TX) 1439
5. Steve Stuart (BAY) 1272
6. Chris Gilbert (TX) 1132
7. Robby Shelton (RICE) 1073
8. Joe Matulich (TXTECH) 1050
9. Mike Richardson (SMETH) 1034
10. Ted Fay (TXX) 981

Total Touchdowns

1. Chuck Hixson (SMETH) 27
2. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 18
3. Chris Gilbert (TX) 13
  Steve Worster (TX) 13
5. Joe Matulich (TXTECH) 12
6. James Street (TX) 11
7. Bill Montgomery (AR) 10
8. Steve Stuart (BAY) 9
  Roger Freeman (TXTECH) 9
10. Mike Richardson (SMETH) 8
  Tony Conley (RICE) 8