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1978 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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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)

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. 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

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. Danny Davis (HOU) 9
  Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 9
6. Randy McEachern (TX) 7
7. Steve Bayuk (TXX) 4
  Ron Calcagni (AR) 4
  Steve Stamp (TXX) 4
  Mike Mosley (TXAM) 4

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

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

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. 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

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

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

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

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

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