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1979 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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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)

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. David Barrett (HOU) 6
  Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 6
10. Dennis Gentry (BAY) 5
  John Newhouse (HOU) 5

Total Plays

1. Randy Hertel (RICE) 372
2. Mike Mosley (TXAM) 277
3. James Hadnot (TXTECH) 274
4. Kevin Scanlon (AR) 259
5. Jim Bob Taylor (SMETH) 250
  Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 250
7. Donnie Little (TX) 239
8. Steve Stamp (TXX) 231
9. Delrick Brown (HOU) 227
10. Mike Brannan (BAY) 198

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