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1978 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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Record: 53-48-2, .524 W-L% (3rd 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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Houston 9 3 0 .750 7 1 0 .875 30.3 17.8 19.01 10.09
Arkansas 9 2 1 .792 6 2 0 .750 28.0 12.3 20.01 8.09
Texas 9 3 0 .750 6 2 0 .750 23.9 11.3 19.40 10.90
Texas Tech 7 4 0 .636 5 3 0 .625 22.4 24.4 12.66 11.66
Texas A&M 8 4 0 .667 4 4 0 .500 24.3 15.3 12.20 6.53
Southern Methodist 4 6 1 .409 3 5 0 .375 27.3 22.8 12.12 12.30
Baylor 3 8 0 .273 3 5 0 .375 20.5 22.0 8.61 11.43
Rice 2 9 0 .182 2 6 0 .250 14.5 37.1 -1.07 13.56
Texas Christian 2 9 0 .182 0 8 0 .000 9.9 32.5 -0.88 11.66

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 Final
Texas 8 7 6 6 6 12 8 7 7 6 9 9 14 14 9
Houston           17 11 11 10 8 6 5 9 9 10
Arkansas 2 2 2 2 4 3 3 9 17 16 13 11 8 8 11
Texas A&M 16 10 9 8 7 6 12               19

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1979-01-01 Cotton Bowl Notre Dame 35 Houston 34 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1978-12-25 Fiesta Bowl UCLA 10 Arkansas 10 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1978-12-23 Sun Bowl Texas 42 Maryland 0 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1978-12-20 Hall of Fame Classic Texas A&M 28 Iowa State 12 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)

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

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

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 57.6
2. Randy Hertel (RICE) 55.9
3. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 47.8
4. Steve Smith (BAY) 47.4
5. 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

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 7.7
2. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 7.4
3. Steve Smith (BAY) 6.5
4. Randy Hertel (RICE) 6.0
5. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 4.6

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 6.3
2. Mike Ford (SMETH) 5.9
3. Randy Hertel (RICE) 5.1
4. Steve Smith (BAY) 4.0
5. 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. Ron Calcagni (AR) 4
  Steve Stamp (TXX) 4
  Mike Mosley (TXAM) 4
  Steve Bayuk (TXX) 4

Passing Interceptions

1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 23
2. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 19
3. Steve Smith (BAY) 17
4. Randy Hertel (RICE) 11
  Randy McEachern (TX) 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

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Mike Ford (SMETH) 125.1
2. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 118.7
3. Randy Hertel (RICE) 112.7
4. Steve Smith (BAY) 103.2
5. 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. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 140
  Steve Bayuk (TXX) 140

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

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Emmett King (HOU) 6.0
2. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 5.8
3. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 5.6
4. James Hadnot (TXTECH) 5.5
5. Jerry Eckwood (AR) 5.4
6. Ben Cowins (AR) 5.4
7. Randy Love (HOU) 5.0
8. David Brothers (TXAM) 4.5
9. Frank Pollard (BAY) 4.3
10. Steve Howell (BAY) 3.9

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Ron Calcagni (AR) 11
2. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 9
  Randy Love (HOU) 9
4. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 8
5. Darold Turner (SMETH) 7
  Jerry Eckwood (AR) 7
7. Ben Cowins (AR) 6
8. Michael Forrest (AR) 5
  David Brothers (TXAM) 5
  Mike Mosley (TXAM) 5
  John Newhouse (HOU) 5
  Emmett King (HOU) 5
  James Hadnot (TXTECH) 5
  Danny Davis (HOU) 5

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. Brian Nelson (TXTECH) 443
  Elton Garrett (SMETH) 443
10. Doug Cunningham (RICE) 430

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. Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 16.8
7. Anthony Smith (SMETH) 16.2
8. Russell Mikeska (TXAM) 14.8
9. Elton Garrett (SMETH) 13.8
10. Doug Teague (TXAM) 13.2

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. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 140
  Steve Bayuk (TXX) 140

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

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 11
  Ron Calcagni (AR) 11
3. Randy Love (HOU) 9
  Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 9
5. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 8
6. Darold Turner (SMETH) 7
  David Houser (RICE) 7
  Jerry Eckwood (AR) 7
9. Ben Cowins (AR) 6
  Lam Jones (TX) 6
  James Hadnot (TXTECH) 6
  Earl Cooper (RICE) 6

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

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

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. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 9
  Randy Love (HOU) 9
  Mike Mosley (TXAM) 9
  Randy McEachern (TX) 9