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1971 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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Record: 39-46-3, .460 W-L% (7th of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 1.05 (5th of 13) ▪ SOS: 2.99 (5th of 13)

Conference Champion: Texas

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Arkansas and Texas)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Arkansas and Texas)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Texas 8 3 0 .727 6 1 0 .857 25.5 15.3 13.42 4.69
Arkansas 8 3 1 .708 5 1 1 .786 29.7 14.1 11.68 -0.07
Texas Christian 6 4 1 .591 5 2 0 .714 19.5 25.0 0.11 2.20
Texas A&M 5 6 0 .455 4 3 0 .571 13.1 19.3 -1.01 3.90
Southern Methodist 4 7 0 .364 3 4 0 .429 13.7 20.6 -2.42 3.31
Rice 3 7 1 .318 2 4 1 .357 13.3 20.0 0.05 5.78
Texas Tech 4 7 0 .364 2 5 0 .286 11.9 12.5 0.22 1.85
Baylor 1 9 0 .100 0 7 0 .000 7.4 23.6 -13.64 2.26

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 12/6 Final
Arkansas 7 6 7 18 17 16 9 8 16 17 17 17 16 18 16
Texas 3 3 3 3 3 10 16 14 15 13 12 12 11 12 18

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1972-01-01 Cotton Bowl Penn State 30 Texas 6 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1971-12-20 Liberty Bowl Tennessee 14 Arkansas 13 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Joe Ferguson (Arkansas) 59.0
2. Bruce Gadd (Rice) 48.3
3. Gary Hammond (Southern Methodist) 46.9

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Joe Ferguson (Arkansas) 8.1
2. Bruce Gadd (Rice) 5.9
3. Gary Hammond (Southern Methodist) 4.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Joe Ferguson (Arkansas) 6.9
2. Gary Hammond (Southern Methodist) 3.0
3. Bruce Gadd (Rice) 2.1

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Joe Ferguson (Arkansas) 131.9
2. Bruce Gadd (Rice) 88.8
3. Gary Hammond (Southern Methodist) 84.4

Receiving Yards

1. Mike Reppond (Arkansas) 986
2. Jim Hodge (Arkansas) 473
3. Gary Butler (Rice) 397
4. Bob Brown (Rice) 285
5. Homer May (Texas A&M) 250
6. Johnny Odom (Texas Tech) 242
7. Bubba Berg (Rice) 239
8. Freddie Pouncy (Texas Christian) 228
9. Jack Ettinger (Arkansas) 226
  Pat Kelly (Texas) 226

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Mike Reppond (Arkansas) 17.6
2. Jim Hodge (Arkansas) 15.8
3. Gary Butler (Rice) 14.7
4. Bob Brown (Rice) 11.4
5. Alvin Maxson (Southern Methodist) 9.0
6. Paul Bradley (Southern Methodist) 8.9