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1976 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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Record: 53-46-3, .534 W-L% (5th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.45 (4th of 14) ▪ SOS: 7.42 (4th of 14)

Conference Champion: Houston and Texas Tech

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Houston 10 2 0 .833 7 1 0 .875 28.6 15.7 18.08 6.49
Texas Tech 10 2 0 .833 7 1 0 .875 28.0 17.2 17.89 6.55
Texas A&M 10 2 0 .833 6 2 0 .750 30.3 11.7 21.57 5.98
Baylor 7 3 1 .682 4 3 1 .563 19.0 16.6 9.71 7.17
Texas 5 5 1 .500 4 4 0 .500 17.7 17.1 8.45 7.82
Arkansas 5 5 1 .500 3 4 1 .438 20.0 18.5 6.64 6.27
Rice 3 8 0 .273 2 6 0 .250 21.5 37.9 -6.11 7.89
Southern Methodist 3 8 0 .273 2 6 0 .250 18.4 30.8 -0.26 8.46
Texas Christian 0 11 0 .000 0 8 0 .000 11.6 39.1 -8.90 10.10

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 Final
Houston           19 14   19 12 9 7 6 4
Texas A&M 14 11 9   17       18 16 11 11 10 7
Texas Tech     20 17 15 10 8 6 5 5 5 9 9 13
Arkansas 13 12 12   18 18 15 14 12 13        
Baylor                         18  
Texas 7 19     16 13 13 15 20          

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1977-01-02 Sun Bowl Texas A&M 37 Florida 14 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1977-01-01 Cotton Bowl Houston 30 Maryland 21 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1976-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Nebraska 27 Texas Tech 24 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Tommy Kramer (RICE) 269
2. Mark Jackson (BAY) 105
3. Jimmy Dan Elzner (TXX) 100
4. Rodney Allison* (TXTECH) 98
5. Danny Davis (HOU) 77
6. Ricky Wesson (SMETH) 69
7. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 54
8. David Walker (TXAM) 51
9. Mike Cordaro (TX) 22
10. David Shipman (TXAM) 20
Pass Attempts
1. Tommy Kramer (RICE) 501
2. Jimmy Dan Elzner (TXX) 223
3. Mark Jackson (BAY) 211
4. Rodney Allison* (TXTECH) 162
5. Danny Davis (HOU) 161
6. Ricky Wesson (SMETH) 154
7. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 98
8. David Walker (TXAM) 96
9. Ron Calcagni (AR) 57
10. Mike Cordaro (TX) 49
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Tommy Kramer (RICE) 53.7
2. Mark Jackson (BAY) 49.8
3. Danny Davis (HOU) 47.8
4. Jimmy Dan Elzner (TXX) 44.8
5. Ricky Wesson (SMETH) 44.8
Passing Yards
1. Tommy Kramer (RICE) 3317
2. Rodney Allison* (TXTECH) 1651
3. Jimmy Dan Elzner (TXX) 1354
4. Danny Davis (HOU) 1348
5. Mark Jackson (BAY) 1132
6. Ricky Wesson (SMETH) 1011
7. David Walker (TXAM) 675
8. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 660
9. Mike Cordaro (TX) 407
10. Ron Calcagni (AR) 366
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Danny Davis (HOU) 8.4
2. Tommy Kramer (RICE) 6.6
3. Ricky Wesson (SMETH) 6.6
4. Jimmy Dan Elzner (TXX) 6.1
5. Mark Jackson (BAY) 5.4
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Danny Davis (HOU) 6.9
2. Tommy Kramer (RICE) 5.8
3. Ricky Wesson (SMETH) 5.3
4. Mark Jackson (BAY) 3.6
5. Jimmy Dan Elzner (TXX) 2.7
Passing Touchdowns
1. Tommy Kramer (RICE) 21
2. Danny Davis (HOU) 11
3. Rodney Allison* (TXTECH) 10
4. Ricky Wesson (SMETH) 8
5. Mark Jackson (BAY) 6
6. Jimmy Dan Elzner (TXX) 5
7. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 3
  David Walker (TXAM) 3
9. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 2
  Mike Cordaro (TX) 2
  Bubba McGallion (HOU) 2
  Tony Black (SMETH) 2
  Ron Calcagni (AR) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Jimmy Dan Elzner (TXX) 19
  Tommy Kramer (RICE) 19
3. Mark Jackson (BAY) 11
4. Danny Davis (HOU) 10
5. Ricky Wesson (SMETH) 8
  Rodney Allison* (TXTECH) 8
7. Mike Cordaro (TX) 7
8. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 6
9. Mark McBath (TX) 5
10. David Walker (TXAM) 4
  Ron Calcagni (AR) 4
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Danny Davis (HOU) 128.3
2. Tommy Kramer (RICE) 115.6
3. Ricky Wesson (SMETH) 106.7
4. Mark Jackson (BAY) 93.8
5. Jimmy Dan Elzner (TXX) 86.2
Rush Attempts
1. George Woodard (TXAM) 239
2. Gary Blair (BAY) 225
3. Ben Cowins (AR) 183
4. Mark Jackson (BAY) 162
5. Arthur Whittington (SMETH) 161
6. Larry Isaac* (TXTECH) 158
7. Rodney Allison* (TXTECH) 154
8. Alois Blackwell (HOU) 151
9. Billy Taylor* (TXTECH) 145
10. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 142
  Danny Davis (HOU) 142
Rushing Yards
1. Ben Cowins (AR) 1162
2. George Woodard (TXAM) 1153
3. Alois Blackwell (HOU) 934
4. Gary Blair (BAY) 857
5. Arthur Whittington (SMETH) 789
6. Larry Isaac* (TXTECH) 739
7. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 726
8. Billy Taylor* (TXTECH) 673
9. Earl Campbell (TX) 653
10. Lam Jones (TX) 624
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Ben Cowins (AR) 6.3
2. Alois Blackwell (HOU) 6.2
3. Lam Jones (TX) 5.3
4. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 5.1
5. Arthur Whittington (SMETH) 4.9
6. Dyral Thomas (HOU) 4.8
7. George Woodard (TXAM) 4.8
8. Earl Campbell (TX) 4.7
9. Larry Isaac* (TXTECH) 4.7
10. Billy Taylor* (TXTECH) 4.6
Rushing Touchdowns
1. George Woodard (TXAM) 17
2. Rodney Allison* (TXTECH) 10
3. Dyral Thomas (HOU) 8
  Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 8
  Larry Isaac* (TXTECH) 8
  Michael Forrest (AR) 8
  Alois Blackwell (HOU) 8
  Gary Blair (BAY) 8
9. Ben Cowins (AR) 7
  Billy Taylor* (TXTECH) 7
  Arthur Whittington (SMETH) 7
Receptions
1. James Sykes (RICE) 76
  James Sykes (RICE) 76
3. Doug Cunningham (RICE) 57
4. David Houser (RICE) 52
5. Tommy Davidson (BAY) 45
6. Mike Renfro (TXX) 42
7. Kenneth Roy (RICE) 40
8. Sammy Williams* (TXTECH) 35
9. Vernon Wells (TXX) 32
10. Eddie Foster (HOU) 26
Receiving Yards
1. David Houser (RICE) 931
2. Mike Renfro (TXX) 773
3. Doug Cunningham (RICE) 770
4. Sammy Williams* (TXTECH) 664
5. James Sykes (RICE) 653
  James Sykes (RICE) 653
7. Tommy Davidson (BAY) 559
8. Vernon Wells (TXX) 556
9. Eddie Foster (HOU) 524
10. Kenneth Roy (RICE) 487
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Eddie Foster (HOU) 20.2
2. Sammy Williams* (TXTECH) 19.0
3. Mike Renfro (TXX) 18.4
4. David Houser (RICE) 17.9
5. Vernon Wells (TXX) 17.4
6. Robert Fisher (SMETH) 16.0
7. Greg Hawthorne (BAY) 14.6
8. Doug Cunningham (RICE) 13.5
9. Gary Haack (TXAM) 12.6
10. Tommy Davidson (BAY) 12.4
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Kenneth Roy (RICE) 9
2. David Houser (RICE) 5
3. Eddie Foster (HOU) 4
  Tommy Davidson (BAY) 4
  Don Bass (HOU) 4
  Billy Taylor* (TXTECH) 4
  Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 4
8. Godfrey Turner* (TXTECH) 3
  Robert Lavergne (HOU) 3
  Mike Renfro (TXX) 3
  Doug Cunningham (RICE) 3
  Vernon Wells (TXX) 3
Plays From Scrimmage
1. George Woodard (TXAM) 249
2. Gary Blair (BAY) 241
3. Ben Cowins (AR) 186
4. Larry Isaac* (TXTECH) 178
5. James Sykes (RICE) 176
  James Sykes (RICE) 176
7. Arthur Whittington (SMETH) 172
8. Billy Taylor* (TXTECH) 163
9. Mark Jackson (BAY) 162
10. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 155
Yards From Scrimmage
1. George Woodard (TXAM) 1317
2. Ben Cowins (AR) 1172
3. James Sykes (RICE) 1088
  James Sykes (RICE) 1088
5. Gary Blair (BAY) 978
6. Larry Isaac* (TXTECH) 945
7. Arthur Whittington (SMETH) 934
  Alois Blackwell (HOU) 934
9. David Houser (RICE) 931
10. Billy Taylor* (TXTECH) 891
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. George Woodard (TXAM) 17
2. Billy Taylor* (TXTECH) 11
3. Rodney Allison* (TXTECH) 10
4. Kenneth Roy (RICE) 9
5. Dyral Thomas (HOU) 8
  Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 8
  Larry Isaac* (TXTECH) 8
  Arthur Whittington (SMETH) 8
  Alois Blackwell (HOU) 8
  Michael Forrest (AR) 8
  Gary Blair (BAY) 8
Total Plays
1. Tommy Kramer (RICE) 562
2. Mark Jackson (BAY) 373
3. Rodney Allison* (TXTECH) 316
4. Danny Davis (HOU) 303
5. Jimmy Dan Elzner (TXX) 287
6. Ricky Wesson (SMETH) 274
7. George Woodard (TXAM) 239
8. Gary Blair (BAY) 225
9. David Walker (TXAM) 192
10. Ben Cowins (AR) 183
Total Yards
1. Tommy Kramer (RICE) 3272
2. Rodney Allison* (TXTECH) 2263
3. Danny Davis (HOU) 1768
4. Mark Jackson (BAY) 1558
5. Ricky Wesson (SMETH) 1396
6. Jimmy Dan Elzner (TXX) 1242
7. Ben Cowins (AR) 1162
8. George Woodard (TXAM) 1153
9. David Walker (TXAM) 952
10. Alois Blackwell (HOU) 934
Total Yards Per Play
1. Tommy Kramer (RICE) 5.8
Total Touchdowns
1. Tommy Kramer (RICE) 25
2. Rodney Allison* (TXTECH) 20
3. George Woodard (TXAM) 17
4. Danny Davis (HOU) 16
5. Ricky Wesson (SMETH) 11
6. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 10
7. Mark Jackson (BAY) 9
8. Alois Blackwell (HOU) 8
  Michael Forrest (AR) 8
  Larry Isaac* (TXTECH) 8
  Dyral Thomas (HOU) 8
  Gary Blair (BAY) 8