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1977 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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Record: 55-48-0, .534 W-L% (5th of 15) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 8.23 (4th of 15) ▪ SOS: 7.93 (1st of 15)

Conference Champion: Texas

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Houston, Texas A&M and Texas Tech)
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 11 1 0 .917 8 0 0 1.000 36.8 12.7 23.30 7.80
Arkansas 11 1 0 .917 7 1 0 .875 32.4 8.4 22.48 4.14
Texas A&M 8 4 0 .667 6 2 0 .750 29.2 25.3 13.16 8.24
Texas Tech 7 5 0 .583 4 4 0 .500 23.3 20.5 9.53 8.12
Houston 6 5 0 .545 4 4 0 .500 25.6 23.5 9.82 8.46
Baylor 5 6 0 .455 3 5 0 .375 20.7 20.0 7.87 8.87
Southern Methodist 4 7 0 .364 3 5 0 .375 20.5 29.0 3.52 9.06
Texas Christian 2 9 0 .182 1 7 0 .125 16.7 39.5 -6.94 8.69
Rice 1 10 0 .091 0 8 0 .000 13.7 41.6 -8.64 7.99

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 Final
Arkansas     16 12 7 8 9 8 8 8 8 6 6 3
Texas   18 9 8 5 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 4
Houston 14 9 19 19   19                
Texas A&M 9 7 6 5 12 13 12 11 10 11 14 12 17  
Texas Tech 8 8 7 13 17 15 13 14   18 16      

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1978-01-02 Cotton Bowl Notre Dame 38 Texas 10 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1978-01-02 Orange Bowl Arkansas 31 Oklahoma 6 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1977-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Southern California 47 Texas A&M 28 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1977-12-23 Tangerine Bowl Florida State 40 Texas Tech 17 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Mike Ford (Southern Methodist) 50.8
2. Steve Bayuk (Texas Christian) 45.6
3. Randy Hertel (Rice) 43.8

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Ford (Southern Methodist) 6.9
2. Steve Bayuk (Texas Christian) 5.9
3. Randy Hertel (Rice) 4.6

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Steve Bayuk (Texas Christian) 4.7
2. Mike Ford (Southern Methodist) 4.6
3. Randy Hertel (Rice) 2.0

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Mike Ford (Southern Methodist) 107.2
2. Steve Bayuk (Texas Christian) 103.2
3. Randy Hertel (Rice) 76.9

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Earl Campbell (Texas) 6.5
2. Roland Sales (Arkansas) 5.8
3. Curtis Dickey (Texas A&M) 5.5
4. Alois Blackwell (Houston) 5.5
5. Dyral Thomas (Houston) 5.4
6. Ben Cowins (Arkansas) 5.4
7. David Seaborn (Baylor) 5.4
8. Ham Jones (Texas) 5.3
9. Greg Hawthorne (Baylor) 5.1
10. George Woodard (Texas A&M) 4.5

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Lam Jones (Texas) 25.9
2. Danny Bobo (Arkansas) 20.6
3. Mike Renfro (Texas Christian) 15.9
4. Emanuel Tolbert (Southern Methodist) 15.6
5. David Houser (Rice) 14.5
6. Don Bass (Houston) 13.8
7. Arthur Whittington (Southern Methodist) 12.5
8. Tommy Davidson (Baylor) 12.3
9. Ronnie Lee (Baylor) 10.7
10. Billy Taylor* (Texas Tech) 6.3