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1979 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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Record: 55-45-3, .549 W-L% (5th 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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Houston 11 1 0 .917 7 1 0 .875 24.6 11.3 19.16 8.75
Arkansas 10 2 0 .833 7 1 0 .875 23.7 11.0 20.50 8.58
Texas 9 3 0 .750 6 2 0 .750 18.4 8.7 19.86 10.61
Baylor 8 4 0 .667 5 3 0 .625 21.5 15.6 14.06 9.48
Texas A&M 6 5 0 .545 4 4 0 .500 22.1 14.5 15.65 10.38
Southern Methodist 5 6 0 .455 3 5 0 .375 20.5 21.5 6.55 7.73
Texas Tech 3 6 2 .364 2 5 1 .313 12.8 16.5 7.59 10.95
Texas Christian 2 8 1 .227 1 6 1 .188 11.5 20.5 1.16 10.44
Rice 1 10 0 .091 0 8 0 .000 11.0 38.0 -4.58 14.06

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 Final
Houston 16 13 10 8 6 7 5 6 4 5 9 9 10 8 5
Arkansas 20 17 15 13 13 12 10 4 9 9 8 7 8 6 8
Texas 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 9 8 8 6 6 6 11 12
Baylor                   17 20 17 20 19 14
Southern Methodist   20 18 19                      
Texas A&M 14                            

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1980-01-01 Cotton Bowl Houston 17 Nebraska 14 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1980-01-01 Sugar Bowl Alabama 24 Arkansas 9 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1979-12-31 Peach Bowl Baylor 24 Clemson 18 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1979-12-22 Sun Bowl Washington 14 Texas 7 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Randy Hertel (Rice) 50.0

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Randy Hertel (Rice) 5.6

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Randy Hertel (Rice) 2.4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Randy Hertel (Rice) 88.7

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Gary Anderson (Arkansas) 5.7
2. Terald Clark (Houston) 5.5
3. Darryl Bowles (Arkansas) 5.5
4. David Barrett (Houston) 5.4
5. John Newhouse (Houston) 5.4
6. Walter Abercrombie (Baylor) 5.2
7. James Hadnot (Texas Tech) 5.0
8. Curtis Dickey (Texas A&M) 5.0
9. A.J. Jones (Texas) 4.9
10. Dennis Gentry (Baylor) 4.8

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Robert Farrell (Arkansas) 19.1
2. Lam Jones (Texas) 14.9
3. Gerald Carter (Texas A&M) 13.5
4. Emanuel Tolbert (Southern Methodist) 13.4
5. Howie Lewis (Texas Tech) 13.2
6. Robert Hubble (Rice) 12.7
7. Garrett Jurgajtis (Houston) 12.0
8. Earl Cooper (Rice) 9.9
9. Gary Stiggers (Arkansas) 9.6

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Byron Hunt (Southern Methodist) 2