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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 Completions

1. Randy Hertel (RICE) 156
2. Mike Ford (SMETH) 153
3. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 114
4. Ron Calcagni (AR) 73
5. Delrick Brown (HOU) 69
6. Rodney Allison* (TXTECH) 67
7. David Walker (TXAM) 49
8. Steve Smith (BAY) 46
9. Randy McEachern (TX) 45
10. Tres Adami* (TXTECH) 27

Pass Attempts

1. Randy Hertel (RICE) 356
2. Mike Ford (SMETH) 301
3. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 250
4. Ron Calcagni (AR) 137
5. Delrick Brown (HOU) 136
6. Rodney Allison* (TXTECH) 110
7. David Walker (TXAM) 107
8. Steve Smith (BAY) 91
9. Randy McEachern (TX) 89
10. Don Harris (TXX) 72

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 50.8
2. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 45.6
3. Randy Hertel (RICE) 43.8

Passing Yards

1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 2064
2. Randy Hertel (RICE) 1620
3. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 1474
4. Ron Calcagni (AR) 1147
5. Delrick Brown (HOU) 977
6. Randy McEachern (TX) 906
7. Rodney Allison* (TXTECH) 832
8. David Walker (TXAM) 750
9. Steve Smith (BAY) 484
10. Houston Nutt (AR) 384

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 6.9
2. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 5.9
3. Randy Hertel (RICE) 4.6

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 4.7
2. Mike Ford (SMETH) 4.6
3. Randy Hertel (RICE) 2.0

Passing Touchdowns

1. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 14
2. Delrick Brown (HOU) 13
3. Mike Ford (SMETH) 11
4. Ron Calcagni (AR) 10
5. Randy Hertel (RICE) 9
6. David Walker (TXAM) 8
  Randy McEachern (TX) 8
8. Rodney Allison* (TXTECH) 6
9. Sammy Bickham (BAY) 4
10. Houston Nutt (AR) 3
  Mark McBath (TX) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Randy Hertel (RICE) 24
2. Mike Ford (SMETH) 20
3. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 13
4. David Walker (TXAM) 10
5. Jeff Swab (RICE) 7
  Ron Calcagni (AR) 7
  Rodney Allison* (TXTECH) 7
8. Don Harris (TXX) 6
  Steve Smith (BAY) 6
10. Houston Nutt (AR) 4
  Randy McEachern (TX) 4
  Sammy Bickham (BAY) 4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 107.2
2. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 103.2
3. Randy Hertel (RICE) 76.9

Rush Attempts

1. Earl Campbell (TX) 267
2. George Woodard (TXAM) 245
3. Billy Taylor* (TXTECH) 228
4. Ben Cowins (AR) 220
5. Alois Blackwell (HOU) 213
6. Arthur Whittington (SMETH) 205
7. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 178
8. Earl Cooper (RICE) 135
9. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 134
10. Greg Hawthorne (BAY) 132

Rushing Yards

1. Earl Campbell (TX) 1744
2. Ben Cowins (AR) 1192
3. Alois Blackwell (HOU) 1169
4. George Woodard (TXAM) 1107
5. Billy Taylor* (TXTECH) 994
6. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 978
7. Arthur Whittington (SMETH) 824
8. Greg Hawthorne (BAY) 670
9. Earl Cooper (RICE) 598
10. Dyral Thomas (HOU) 572

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Earl Campbell (TX) 6.5
2. Roland Sales (AR) 5.8
3. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 5.5
4. Alois Blackwell (HOU) 5.5
5. Dyral Thomas (HOU) 5.4
6. Ben Cowins (AR) 5.4
7. David Seaborn (BAY) 5.4
8. Ham Jones (TX) 5.3
9. Greg Hawthorne (BAY) 5.1
10. George Woodard (TXAM) 4.5

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Earl Campbell (TX) 18
2. Ben Cowins (AR) 14
  Billy Taylor* (TXTECH) 14
4. George Woodard (TXAM) 13
5. Alois Blackwell (HOU) 11
6. Arthur Whittington (SMETH) 9
7. Earl Cooper (RICE) 7
8. Ham Jones (TX) 6
9. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 5
  Gary Blair (BAY) 5

Receptions

1. Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 64
2. David Houser (RICE) 55
3. Mike Renfro (TXX) 50
4. Don Bass (HOU) 42
5. Billy Taylor* (TXTECH) 35
6. Tommy Davidson (BAY) 34
7. Earl Cooper (RICE) 23
8. Sammy Williams* (TXTECH) 22
  Danny Bobo (AR) 22
  Arthur Whittington (SMETH) 22

Receiving Yards

1. Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 996
2. David Houser (RICE) 795
3. Mike Renfro (TXX) 794
4. Don Bass (HOU) 580
5. Lam Jones (TX) 543
6. Alfred Jackson (TX) 481
7. Danny Bobo (AR) 454
8. Tommy Davidson (BAY) 419
9. Sammy Williams* (TXTECH) 369
10. Micheal Milton (TXX) 351

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Lam Jones (TX) 25.9
2. Danny Bobo (AR) 20.6
3. Mike Renfro (TXX) 15.9
4. Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 15.6
5. David Houser (RICE) 14.5
6. Don Bass (HOU) 13.8
7. Arthur Whittington (SMETH) 12.5
8. Tommy Davidson (BAY) 12.3
9. Ronnie Lee (BAY) 10.7
10. Billy Taylor* (TXTECH) 6.3

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Mike Renfro (TXX) 10
2. Don Bass (HOU) 7
  Lam Jones (TX) 7
4. Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 6
5. David Houser (RICE) 5
  Danny Bobo (AR) 5
7. Darrell Smith (TXAM) 4
  Alfred Jackson (TX) 4
9. Tommy Davidson (BAY) 3
  Russell Mikeska (TXAM) 3
  Micheal Milton (TXX) 3
  Willis Adams (HOU) 3

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Earl Campbell (TX) 272
2. Billy Taylor* (TXTECH) 263
3. George Woodard (TXAM) 254
4. Ben Cowins (AR) 234
5. Arthur Whittington (SMETH) 227
6. Alois Blackwell (HOU) 220
7. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 195
8. Earl Cooper (RICE) 158
9. Greg Hawthorne (BAY) 141
10. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 134

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Earl Campbell (TX) 1855
2. Alois Blackwell (HOU) 1277
3. Ben Cowins (AR) 1271
4. Billy Taylor* (TXTECH) 1214
5. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 1209
6. George Woodard (TXAM) 1190
7. Arthur Whittington (SMETH) 1100
8. Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 1066
9. David Houser (RICE) 795
10. Mike Renfro (TXX) 794

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Earl Campbell (TX) 19
2. Billy Taylor* (TXTECH) 14
  Ben Cowins (AR) 14
4. George Woodard (TXAM) 13
5. Alois Blackwell (HOU) 11
6. Arthur Whittington (SMETH) 10
  Mike Renfro (TXX) 10
8. Earl Cooper (RICE) 8
9. Don Bass (HOU) 7
  Lam Jones (TX) 7

Total Plays

1. Randy Hertel (RICE) 413
2. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 384
3. Mike Ford (SMETH) 358
4. Earl Campbell (TX) 268
5. Ron Calcagni (AR) 262
6. George Woodard (TXAM) 245
7. Delrick Brown (HOU) 241
8. David Walker (TXAM) 235
9. Billy Taylor* (TXTECH) 231
10. Ben Cowins (AR) 221

Total Yards

1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 1926
2. Earl Campbell (TX) 1744
3. Ron Calcagni (AR) 1693
4. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 1628
5. Randy Hertel (RICE) 1461
6. Delrick Brown (HOU) 1202
7. Ben Cowins (AR) 1192
8. Alois Blackwell (HOU) 1169
9. David Walker (TXAM) 1144
10. George Woodard (TXAM) 1107

Total Touchdowns

1. Earl Campbell (TX) 18
  Steve Bayuk (TXX) 18
3. Delrick Brown (HOU) 17
4. Ron Calcagni (AR) 14
  Billy Taylor* (TXTECH) 14
  Ben Cowins (AR) 14
7. George Woodard (TXAM) 13
  Mike Ford (SMETH) 13
9. David Walker (TXAM) 11
  Randy McEachern (TX) 11
  Alois Blackwell (HOU) 11