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1978 Southwest Conference Leaders

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Record: 53-48-2, .524 W-L% (4th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 11.34 (1st of 14) ▪ SOS: 10.69 (1st of 14)

Conference Champion: Houston

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 224
2. Randy Hertel (RICE) 156
3. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 114
4. Steve Smith (BAY) 101
5. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 80
6. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 77
7. Danny Davis (HOU) 76
8. Ron Calcagni (AR) 62
9. Randy McEachern (TX) 40
10. Mark Snyder (RICE) 33
11. Steve Stamp (TXX) 29
12. Kevin Scanlon (AR) 21
13. Greg Wood (BAY) 18
14. Donnie Little (TX) 16
15. Tres Adami (TXTECH) 12
  David Beal (TXAM) 12
  Mark McBath (TX) 12
  Delrick Brown (HOU) 12
19. Robert Hoffmann (RICE) 8
20. Terry Elston (HOU) 4
Pass Attempts
1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 389
2. Randy Hertel (RICE) 279
3. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 241
4. Steve Smith (BAY) 213
5. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 161
6. Danny Davis (HOU) 155
7. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 139
8. Ron Calcagni (AR) 103
9. Randy McEachern (TX) 96
10. Steve Stamp (TXX) 55
11. Donnie Little (TX) 52
12. Mark Snyder (RICE) 51
13. Kevin Scanlon (AR) 49
14. Greg Wood (BAY) 40
15. Tres Adami (TXTECH) 34
16. Mark McBath (TX) 31
17. David Beal (TXAM) 27
18. Delrick Brown (HOU) 22
19. Robert Hoffmann (RICE) 21
20. Terry Elston (HOU) 11
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 57.6
2. Randy Hertel (RICE) 55.9
3. Danny Davis (HOU) 49.0
4. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 47.8
5. Steve Smith (BAY) 47.4
6. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 47.3
Passing Yards
1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 3007
2. Randy Hertel (RICE) 1677
3. Steve Smith (BAY) 1387
4. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 1195
5. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 1157
6. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 1118
7. Danny Davis (HOU) 1053
8. Ron Calcagni (AR) 807
9. Randy McEachern (TX) 658
10. Steve Stamp (TXX) 503
11. Kevin Scanlon (AR) 300
12. Mark Snyder (RICE) 278
13. Donnie Little (TX) 219
14. Mark McBath (TX) 211
15. Delrick Brown (HOU) 207
16. Tres Adami (TXTECH) 168
17. Greg Wood (BAY) 164
18. David Beal (TXAM) 141
19. Robert Hoffmann (RICE) 59
20. Jerry Eckwood (AR) 41
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 7.7
2. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 7.4
3. Danny Davis (HOU) 6.8
4. Steve Smith (BAY) 6.5
5. Randy Hertel (RICE) 6.0
6. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 4.6
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 6.3
2. Mike Ford (SMETH) 5.9
3. Danny Davis (HOU) 5.9
4. Randy Hertel (RICE) 5.1
5. Steve Smith (BAY) 4.0
6. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 1.4
Passing Touchdowns
1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 17
2. Randy Hertel (RICE) 12
3. Steve Smith (BAY) 11
4. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 9
  Danny Davis (HOU) 9
6. Randy McEachern (TX) 7
7. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 4
  Ron Calcagni (AR) 4
  Steve Stamp (TXX) 4
  Mike Mosley (TXAM) 4
11. Delrick Brown (HOU) 3
12. Kevin Scanlon (AR) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 23
2. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 19
3. Steve Smith (BAY) 17
4. Randy McEachern (TX) 11
  Randy Hertel (RICE) 11
6. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 8
7. Danny Davis (HOU) 7
8. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 6
9. Ron Calcagni (AR) 5
  Mark Snyder (RICE) 5
11. Kevin Scanlon (AR) 4
  Steve Stamp (TXX) 4
  Donnie Little (TX) 4
14. Mark McBath (TX) 3
  Greg Wood (BAY) 3
16. Tres Adami (TXTECH) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 125.1
2. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 118.7
3. Danny Davis (HOU) 116.2
4. Randy Hertel (RICE) 112.7
5. Steve Smith (BAY) 103.2
6. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 76.0
Rush Attempts
1. James Hadnot (TXTECH) 251
2. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 205
  Randy Love (HOU) 205
4. Ben Cowins (AR) 188
5. Emmett King (HOU) 183
6. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 170
7. Ron Calcagni (AR) 153
8. Jimmy Allen (TXX) 151
9. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 140
  Mike Mosley (TXAM) 140
11. David Brothers (TXAM) 129
12. Danny Davis (HOU) 125
13. Darold Turner (SMETH) 124
14. A.J. Jones (TX) 121
15. Frank Pollard (BAY) 118
16. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 114
17. Ham Jones (TX) 111
18. Jerry Eckwood (AR) 110
19. Derrek Shelton (SMETH) 98
20. Earl Cooper (RICE) 95
Rushing Yards
1. James Hadnot (TXTECH) 1369
2. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 1146
3. Emmett King (HOU) 1095
4. Randy Love (HOU) 1019
5. Ben Cowins (AR) 1006
6. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 661
7. Jerry Eckwood (AR) 596
8. David Brothers (TXAM) 584
9. Frank Pollard (BAY) 509
10. Jimmy Allen (TXX) 502
11. A.J. Jones (TX) 465
12. Ron Calcagni (AR) 448
13. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 411
14. Donnie Little (TX) 410
15. Ham Jones (TX) 403
16. Ray Belcher (TXAM) 354
17. Earl Cooper (RICE) 350
18. Danny Davis (HOU) 349
  LeRoy King (TX) 349
20. Derrek Shelton (SMETH) 332
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Emmett King (HOU) 6.0
2. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 5.8
3. Donnie Little (TX) 5.6
4. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 5.6
5. James Hadnot (TXTECH) 5.5
6. Jerry Eckwood (AR) 5.4
7. Ben Cowins (AR) 5.4
8. Randy Love (HOU) 5.0
9. Ray Belcher (TXAM) 4.8
10. David Brothers (TXAM) 4.5
11. Frank Pollard (BAY) 4.3
12. Steve Howell (BAY) 3.9
13. A.J. Jones (TX) 3.8
14. Earl Cooper (RICE) 3.7
15. Ham Jones (TX) 3.6
16. Derrek Shelton (SMETH) 3.4
17. Jimmy Allen (TXX) 3.3
18. Ron Calcagni (AR) 2.9
19. Danny Davis (HOU) 2.8
20. Darold Turner (SMETH) 2.5
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Ron Calcagni (AR) 11
2. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 9
  Randy Love (HOU) 9
4. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 8
5. Jerry Eckwood (AR) 7
  Darold Turner (SMETH) 7
7. Ben Cowins (AR) 6
8. Emmett King (HOU) 5
  John Newhouse (HOU) 5
  James Hadnot (TXTECH) 5
  Danny Davis (HOU) 5
  Michael Forrest (AR) 5
  Mike Mosley (TXAM) 5
  David Brothers (TXAM) 5
15. Ham Jones (TX) 4
  Mike Ford (SMETH) 4
  Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 4
18. Frank Pollard (BAY) 3
  Derrek Shelton (SMETH) 3
  Steve Howell (BAY) 3
  Phil Weatherall (TXTECH) 3
  Greg Hawthorne (BAY) 3
  Earl Cooper (RICE) 3
  A.J. Jones (TX) 3
  Ray Belcher (TXAM) 3
  Delrick Brown (HOU) 3
  Weldon Meeks (RICE) 3
Receptions
1. Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 62
2. Craig Richardson (TXX) 46
3. Doug Cunningham (RICE) 39
4. David Houser (RICE) 38
5. Micheal Milton (TXX) 34
6. Elton Garrett (SMETH) 32
  Anthony Smith (SMETH) 32
8. Russell Mikeska (TXAM) 29
  Willis Adams (HOU) 29
  Weldon Meeks (RICE) 29
11. Doug Teague (TXAM) 26
  Derrek Shelton (SMETH) 26
  Brian Nelson (TXTECH) 26
14. Lam Jones (TX) 25
15. Darold Turner (SMETH) 24
  Earl Cooper (RICE) 24
17. Eric Herring (HOU) 23
18. Godfrey Turner (TXTECH) 22
  Gerald Carter (TXAM) 22
20. James Hadnot (TXTECH) 20
Receiving Yards
1. Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 1041
2. Micheal Milton (TXX) 592
3. Willis Adams (HOU) 534
4. Anthony Smith (SMETH) 519
5. Godfrey Turner (TXTECH) 483
6. David Houser (RICE) 481
7. Lam Jones (TX) 446
8. Elton Garrett (SMETH) 443
  Brian Nelson (TXTECH) 443
10. Doug Cunningham (RICE) 430
11. Russell Mikeska (TXAM) 429
12. Robert Holt (BAY) 393
13. Gerald Carter (TXAM) 372
14. Craig Richardson (TXX) 360
15. Doug Teague (TXAM) 342
16. Eric Herring (HOU) 287
17. Mike Fisher (BAY) 252
18. Robert Farrell (AR) 229
19. Gary Stiggers (AR) 218
20. Gary Smith (SMETH) 210
  Earl Cooper (RICE) 210
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Godfrey Turner (TXTECH) 22.0
2. Willis Adams (HOU) 18.4
3. Lam Jones (TX) 17.8
4. Micheal Milton (TXX) 17.4
5. Brian Nelson (TXTECH) 17.0
6. Gerald Carter (TXAM) 16.9
7. Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 16.8
8. Anthony Smith (SMETH) 16.2
9. Russell Mikeska (TXAM) 14.8
10. Elton Garrett (SMETH) 13.8
11. Doug Teague (TXAM) 13.2
12. David Houser (RICE) 12.7
13. Eric Herring (HOU) 12.5
14. Doug Cunningham (RICE) 11.0
15. Earl Cooper (RICE) 8.8
16. Darold Turner (SMETH) 7.9
17. Craig Richardson (TXX) 7.8
18. Derrek Shelton (SMETH) 7.8
19. Weldon Meeks (RICE) 6.8
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 11
2. David Houser (RICE) 7
3. Lam Jones (TX) 5
4. Willis Adams (HOU) 4
  Robert Farrell (AR) 4
  Elton Garrett (SMETH) 4
  Godfrey Turner (TXTECH) 4
  Mike Fisher (BAY) 4
9. Garrett Jurgajtis (HOU) 3
  Earl Cooper (RICE) 3
  Micheal Milton (TXX) 3
  Eric Herring (HOU) 3
  Brian Nelson (TXTECH) 3
14. Robert Mitchell (BAY) 2
  Les Studdard (TX) 2
  Robert Holt (BAY) 2
  Doug Teague (TXAM) 2
  Phillip Simpson (TXAM) 2
  Ronnie Lee (BAY) 2
  Bobby Duckworth (AR) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. James Hadnot (TXTECH) 271
2. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 211
3. Randy Love (HOU) 210
4. Ben Cowins (AR) 197
5. Emmett King (HOU) 189
6. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 170
7. Jimmy Allen (TXX) 162
8. Ron Calcagni (AR) 153
9. Darold Turner (SMETH) 148
10. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 140
  Mike Mosley (TXAM) 140
12. David Brothers (TXAM) 130
13. Frank Pollard (BAY) 126
14. Danny Davis (HOU) 125
15. Derrek Shelton (SMETH) 124
16. A.J. Jones (TX) 123
  Jerry Eckwood (AR) 123
18. Earl Cooper (RICE) 119
19. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 116
20. Ham Jones (TX) 112
Yards From Scrimmage
1. James Hadnot (TXTECH) 1521
2. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 1215
3. Emmett King (HOU) 1142
4. Ben Cowins (AR) 1094
5. Randy Love (HOU) 1064
6. Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 1053
7. Jerry Eckwood (AR) 695
8. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 659
9. David Brothers (TXAM) 599
10. Micheal Milton (TXX) 598
11. Lam Jones (TX) 574
12. Earl Cooper (RICE) 560
13. Jimmy Allen (TXX) 554
14. Frank Pollard (BAY) 538
15. Derrek Shelton (SMETH) 534
16. Willis Adams (HOU) 531
17. Anthony Smith (SMETH) 519
18. Godfrey Turner (TXTECH) 508
19. Darold Turner (SMETH) 502
20. Tim Johnson (SMETH) 498
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Ron Calcagni (AR) 11
  Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 11
3. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 9
  Randy Love (HOU) 9
5. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 8
6. David Houser (RICE) 7
  Darold Turner (SMETH) 7
  Jerry Eckwood (AR) 7
9. James Hadnot (TXTECH) 6
  Earl Cooper (RICE) 6
  Ben Cowins (AR) 6
  Lam Jones (TX) 6
13. John Newhouse (HOU) 5
  Elton Garrett (SMETH) 5
  Emmett King (HOU) 5
  Danny Davis (HOU) 5
  Michael Forrest (AR) 5
  Mike Mosley (TXAM) 5
  David Brothers (TXAM) 5
20. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 4
  Mike Ford (SMETH) 4
  Robert Farrell (AR) 4
  Ham Jones (TX) 4
  Godfrey Turner (TXTECH) 4
  Mike Fisher (BAY) 4
  Willis Adams (HOU) 4
Total Plays
1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 459
2. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 381
3. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 331
4. Randy Hertel (RICE) 330
5. Danny Davis (HOU) 280
6. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 279
7. Steve Smith (BAY) 260
8. Ron Calcagni (AR) 256
9. James Hadnot (TXTECH) 251
10. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 206
  Randy Love (HOU) 206
12. Ben Cowins (AR) 188
13. Randy McEachern (TX) 185
14. Emmett King (HOU) 183
15. Jimmy Allen (TXX) 151
16. David Brothers (TXAM) 129
17. Donnie Little (TX) 125
18. Darold Turner (SMETH) 124
19. A.J. Jones (TX) 121
20. Frank Pollard (BAY) 118
Total Yards
1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 2957
2. Randy Hertel (RICE) 1619
3. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 1606
4. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 1405
5. Danny Davis (HOU) 1402
6. Steve Smith (BAY) 1397
7. James Hadnot (TXTECH) 1369
8. Ron Calcagni (AR) 1255
9. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 1226
10. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 1146
11. Emmett King (HOU) 1095
12. Randy Love (HOU) 1040
13. Ben Cowins (AR) 1006
14. Randy McEachern (TX) 827
15. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 661
16. Jerry Eckwood (AR) 637
17. Donnie Little (TX) 629
18. David Brothers (TXAM) 584
19. Frank Pollard (BAY) 509
20. Jimmy Allen (TXX) 502
Total Touchdowns
1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 21
2. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 17
3. Ron Calcagni (AR) 15
4. Danny Davis (HOU) 14
5. Randy Hertel (RICE) 12
6. Steve Smith (BAY) 11
7. Randy McEachern (TX) 9
  Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 9
  Randy Love (HOU) 9
  Mike Mosley (TXAM) 9
11. Jerry Eckwood (AR) 7
  Darold Turner (SMETH) 7
13. Delrick Brown (HOU) 6
  Steve Bayuk (TXX) 6
  Ben Cowins (AR) 6
16. Michael Forrest (AR) 5
  James Hadnot (TXTECH) 5
  Emmett King (HOU) 5
  John Newhouse (HOU) 5
  David Brothers (TXAM) 5