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1979 Southwest Conference Leaders

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Record: 55-45-3, .549 W-L% (3rd of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 11.11 (1st of 14) ▪ SOS: 10.11 (1st of 14)

Conference Champion: Arkansas and Houston

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Randy Hertel (RICE) 147
2. Kevin Scanlon (AR) 92
3. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 82
4. Jim Bob Taylor (SMETH) 73
5. Steve Stamp (TXX) 64
6. Delrick Brown (HOU) 59
7. Donnie Little (TX) 56
8. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 51
9. Mike Brannan (BAY) 31
10. Tom Jones (AR) 29
  Jim Hart (TXTECH) 29
12. Rick McIvor (TX) 24
13. Mike Ford (SMETH) 23
14. Kevin Haney (TXX) 17
  Terry Elston (HOU) 17
  Mickey Elam (BAY) 17
17. David Beal (TXAM) 16
18. Robert Hoffmann (RICE) 15
19. Jon Aune (TX) 9
20. Steve Smith (BAY) 5
  Mark James (TXTECH) 5
Pass Attempts
1. Randy Hertel (RICE) 294
2. Jim Bob Taylor (SMETH) 148
3. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 142
4. Kevin Scanlon (AR) 139
5. Steve Stamp (TXX) 137
6. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 120
7. Delrick Brown (HOU) 117
8. Donnie Little (TX) 113
9. Mike Brannan (BAY) 90
10. Rick McIvor (TX) 67
11. Jim Hart (TXTECH) 55
12. Tom Jones (AR) 51
13. Robert Hoffmann (RICE) 48
  Mickey Elam (BAY) 48
15. Kevin Haney (TXX) 44
16. Mike Ford (SMETH) 37
  Terry Elston (HOU) 37
18. David Beal (TXAM) 26
19. Jon Aune (TX) 22
20. Steve Smith (BAY) 14
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Randy Hertel (RICE) 50.0
Passing Yards
1. Randy Hertel (RICE) 1652
2. Kevin Scanlon (AR) 1212
3. Jim Bob Taylor (SMETH) 1001
4. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 938
5. Steve Stamp (TXX) 777
6. Donnie Little (TX) 750
7. Delrick Brown (HOU) 737
8. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 656
9. Mike Brannan (BAY) 604
10. Rick McIvor (TX) 489
11. Mickey Elam (BAY) 411
12. Tom Jones (AR) 358
13. Jim Hart (TXTECH) 303
14. Kevin Haney (TXX) 281
  Terry Elston (HOU) 281
16. Mike Ford (SMETH) 217
17. David Beal (TXAM) 172
18. Robert Hoffmann (RICE) 124
19. Jon Aune (TX) 112
20. Steve Smith (BAY) 91
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Randy Hertel (RICE) 5.6
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Randy Hertel (RICE) 2.4
Passing Touchdowns
1. Jim Bob Taylor (SMETH) 10
2. Kevin Scanlon (AR) 9
3. Randy Hertel (RICE) 7
4. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 6
  Delrick Brown (HOU) 6
6. Mickey Elam (BAY) 4
7. David Beal (TXAM) 3
8. Kevin Haney (TXX) 2
  Steve Stamp (TXX) 2
  Tom Jones (AR) 2
  Mike Mosley (TXAM) 2
  Rick McIvor (TX) 2
  Donnie Little (TX) 2
  Mike Brannan (BAY) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Randy Hertel (RICE) 24
2. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 11
3. Jim Bob Taylor (SMETH) 9
  Mike Mosley (TXAM) 9
  Mike Brannan (BAY) 9
6. Steve Stamp (TXX) 7
7. Mickey Elam (BAY) 6
  Delrick Brown (HOU) 6
  Kevin Scanlon (AR) 6
10. Kevin Haney (TXX) 5
11. Donnie Little (TX) 4
12. Tom Jones (AR) 3
  Robert Hoffmann (RICE) 3
  Rick McIvor (TX) 3
  Mike Ford (SMETH) 3
  David Beal (TXAM) 3
  Jim Hart (TXTECH) 3
18. Steve Smith (BAY) 2
  Herkie Walls (TX) 2
  Mike Fisher (SMETH) 2
  Terry Elston (HOU) 2
  Mark James (TXTECH) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Randy Hertel (RICE) 88.7
Rush Attempts
1. James Hadnot (TXTECH) 273
2. Terald Clark (HOU) 193
3. A.J. Jones (TX) 188
4. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 172
5. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 171
6. Craig James (SMETH) 168
7. Jimmy Allen (TXX) 147
8. Earl Cooper (RICE) 146
9. Roland Sales (AR) 138
10. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 135
11. Kevin Haney (TXX) 134
12. Charles Wagoner (SMETH) 133
13. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 130
14. John Newhouse (HOU) 126
  Donnie Little (TX) 126
16. Kevin Scanlon (AR) 120
17. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 115
18. Delrick Brown (HOU) 110
  Mickey Elam (BAY) 110
20. Mike Brannan (BAY) 108
Rushing Yards
1. James Hadnot (TXTECH) 1371
2. Terald Clark (HOU) 1063
3. A.J. Jones (TX) 918
4. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 886
5. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 853
6. Craig James (SMETH) 761
7. John Newhouse (HOU) 678
8. Roland Sales (AR) 625
9. Charles Wagoner (SMETH) 612
10. Earl Cooper (RICE) 536
11. Dennis Gentry (BAY) 511
12. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 505
13. Jimmy Allen (TXX) 498
14. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 477
15. Gary Anderson (AR) 438
16. David Barrett (HOU) 427
17. Kevin Haney (TXX) 421
18. Donnie Little (TX) 410
19. Darryl Bowles (AR) 404
20. Johnny Hector (TXAM) 378
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Gary Anderson (AR) 5.7
2. Terald Clark (HOU) 5.5
3. Darryl Bowles (AR) 5.5
4. David Barrett (HOU) 5.4
5. John Newhouse (HOU) 5.4
6. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 5.2
7. James Hadnot (TXTECH) 5.0
8. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 5.0
9. A.J. Jones (TX) 4.9
10. Dennis Gentry (BAY) 4.8
11. Craig Richardson (TXX) 4.7
12. Charles Wagoner (SMETH) 4.6
13. Craig James (SMETH) 4.5
14. Roland Sales (AR) 4.5
15. LeRoy King (TX) 4.5
16. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 4.1
17. Brad Beck (TX) 3.9
18. Johnny Hector (TXAM) 3.8
19. Tim Sanders (RICE) 3.8
20. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 3.7
Rushing Touchdowns
1. A.J. Jones (TX) 10
2. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 9
3. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 7
  Kevin Scanlon (AR) 7
  Terald Clark (HOU) 7
6. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 6
  David Barrett (HOU) 6
  Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 6
9. Earl Cooper (RICE) 5
10. Kevin Haney (TXX) 4
  Terry Elston (HOU) 4
  Dennis Gentry (BAY) 4
  Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 4
  John Newhouse (HOU) 4
  Craig James (SMETH) 4
16. David Brothers (TXAM) 3
  David Hill (TXAM) 3
  Roland Sales (AR) 3
  Donnie Little (TX) 3
  Mike Brannan (BAY) 3
  Johnny Hector (TXAM) 3
Receptions
1. Earl Cooper (RICE) 47
2. Gerald Carter (TXAM) 39
3. Lam Jones (TX) 36
4. Robert Hubble (RICE) 32
5. Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 28
6. Howie Lewis (TXTECH) 24
7. Gary Stiggers (AR) 23
  Garrett Jurgajtis (HOU) 23
9. Robert Farrell (AR) 21
10. Craig James (SMETH) 20
  Bobby Stewart (TXX) 20
12. Gary Anderson (AR) 19
13. Les Koenning (TX) 18
14. Lawrence Sampleton (TX) 16
15. Phillip Epps (TXX) 15
16. Hosea Fortune (RICE) 14
  Bobby Duckworth (AR) 14
  Roland Sales (AR) 14
  Tim Sanders (RICE) 14
20. Calvin Fance (RICE) 12
  Lonell Phea (HOU) 12
  Charles Wagoner (SMETH) 12
  Craig Richardson (TXX) 12
Receiving Yards
1. Lam Jones (TX) 535
2. Gerald Carter (TXAM) 528
3. Earl Cooper (RICE) 463
4. Robert Hubble (RICE) 405
5. Robert Farrell (AR) 401
6. Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 376
7. Les Koenning (TX) 326
8. Howie Lewis (TXTECH) 317
9. Lawrence Sampleton (TX) 315
10. Bobby Duckworth (AR) 314
11. Garrett Jurgajtis (HOU) 275
12. Bobby Stewart (TXX) 274
13. Lonell Phea (HOU) 261
14. Edwin Newsome (TXTECH) 232
15. Gary Stiggers (AR) 221
16. Hosea Fortune (RICE) 214
17. Craig James (SMETH) 206
  Phillip Epps (TXX) 206
19. Robert Mitchell (BAY) 192
20. Darryl Mason (AR) 188
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Robert Farrell (AR) 19.1
2. Lam Jones (TX) 14.9
3. Gerald Carter (TXAM) 13.5
4. Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 13.4
5. Howie Lewis (TXTECH) 13.2
6. Robert Hubble (RICE) 12.7
7. Garrett Jurgajtis (HOU) 12.0
8. Earl Cooper (RICE) 9.9
9. Gary Stiggers (AR) 9.6
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Robert Fisher (SMETH) 4
  Robert Hubble (RICE) 4
  Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 4
4. Phillip Epps (TXX) 3
  Bobby Duckworth (AR) 3
  Howie Lewis (TXTECH) 3
7. Steve Clyde (AR) 2
  Lam Jones (TX) 2
  Mike Whitwell (TXAM) 2
  Raymond Cockrell (BAY) 2
  Darryl Mason (AR) 2
  Gerald Carter (TXAM) 2
  Earl Cooper (RICE) 2
  Edwin Newsome (TXTECH) 2
  Terald Clark (HOU) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. James Hadnot (TXTECH) 283
2. Terald Clark (HOU) 199
3. A.J. Jones (TX) 195
4. Earl Cooper (RICE) 193
5. Craig James (SMETH) 188
6. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 178
7. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 177
8. Roland Sales (AR) 152
9. Jimmy Allen (TXX) 149
10. Charles Wagoner (SMETH) 145
11. John Newhouse (HOU) 137
12. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 136
13. Kevin Haney (TXX) 134
14. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 130
15. Donnie Little (TX) 126
16. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 121
17. Kevin Scanlon (AR) 120
18. Dennis Gentry (BAY) 111
19. Delrick Brown (HOU) 110
  Mickey Elam (BAY) 110
Yards From Scrimmage
1. James Hadnot (TXTECH) 1464
2. Terald Clark (HOU) 1143
3. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 1044
4. A.J. Jones (TX) 1015
5. Earl Cooper (RICE) 999
6. Craig James (SMETH) 967
7. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 903
8. John Newhouse (HOU) 776
9. Charles Wagoner (SMETH) 733
10. Roland Sales (AR) 731
11. Gary Anderson (AR) 611
12. Lam Jones (TX) 603
13. Dennis Gentry (BAY) 557
14. Gerald Carter (TXAM) 524
15. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 523
16. Jimmy Allen (TXX) 517
17. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 512
18. Tim Sanders (RICE) 445
19. David Barrett (HOU) 442
20. Craig Richardson (TXX) 440
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. A.J. Jones (TX) 10
2. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 9
  Terald Clark (HOU) 9
4. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 7
  Earl Cooper (RICE) 7
  Mike Mosley (TXAM) 7
  Kevin Scanlon (AR) 7
8. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 6
  David Barrett (HOU) 6
10. Dennis Gentry (BAY) 5
  John Newhouse (HOU) 5
12. Kevin Haney (TXX) 4
  Terry Elston (HOU) 4
  Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 4
  Craig James (SMETH) 4
  Robert Fisher (SMETH) 4
  Robert Hubble (RICE) 4
  Emanuel Tolbert (SMETH) 4
19. Mike Brannan (BAY) 3
  Donnie Little (TX) 3
  Howie Lewis (TXTECH) 3
  Mike Lively (BAY) 3
  Phillip Epps (TXX) 3
  David Hill (TXAM) 3
  Bobby Duckworth (AR) 3
  Roland Sales (AR) 3
  David Brothers (TXAM) 3
  Johnny Hector (TXAM) 3
Total Plays
1. Randy Hertel (RICE) 372
2. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 277
3. James Hadnot (TXTECH) 274
4. Kevin Scanlon (AR) 259
5. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 250
  Jim Bob Taylor (SMETH) 250
7. Donnie Little (TX) 239
8. Steve Stamp (TXX) 231
9. Delrick Brown (HOU) 227
10. Mike Brannan (BAY) 198
11. Terald Clark (HOU) 193
12. A.J. Jones (TX) 188
13. Kevin Haney (TXX) 178
14. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 174
15. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 171
16. Craig James (SMETH) 168
17. Mickey Elam (BAY) 158
18. Jimmy Allen (TXX) 147
19. Earl Cooper (RICE) 146
20. Roland Sales (AR) 138
Total Yards
1. Kevin Scanlon (AR) 1460
2. Randy Hertel (RICE) 1457
3. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 1443
4. James Hadnot (TXTECH) 1371
5. Jim Bob Taylor (SMETH) 1176
6. Donnie Little (TX) 1160
7. Delrick Brown (HOU) 1114
8. Terald Clark (HOU) 1063
9. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 1019
10. Mike Brannan (BAY) 960
11. A.J. Jones (TX) 918
12. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 886
13. Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 871
14. Steve Stamp (TXX) 788
15. Craig James (SMETH) 761
16. Mickey Elam (BAY) 728
17. Kevin Haney (TXX) 702
18. John Newhouse (HOU) 678
19. Charles Wagoner (SMETH) 652
20. Roland Sales (AR) 625
Total Touchdowns
1. Kevin Scanlon (AR) 16
2. Jim Bob Taylor (SMETH) 12
3. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 10
  A.J. Jones (TX) 10
5. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 9
  Curtis Dickey (TXAM) 9
  Randy Hertel (RICE) 9
8. Delrick Brown (HOU) 8
9. Terald Clark (HOU) 7
10. Kevin Haney (TXX) 6
  Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 6
  David Barrett (HOU) 6
  Mickey Elam (BAY) 6
  Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 6
15. David Beal (TXAM) 5
  Donnie Little (TX) 5
  Mike Brannan (BAY) 5
  Earl Cooper (RICE) 5
19. Terry Elston (HOU) 4
  Dennis Gentry (BAY) 4
  Steve Stamp (TXX) 4
  John Newhouse (HOU) 4
  Craig James (SMETH) 4