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1980 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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Record: 54-50-0, .519 W-L% (5th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 8.23 (3rd of 14) ▪ SOS: 7.53 (3rd of 14)

Conference Champion: Baylor

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Arkansas, Houston and Texas)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Baylor and Southern Methodist)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Baylor 10 2 0 .833 8 0 0 1.000 26.4 13.3 16.16 5.16
Southern Methodist 8 4 0 .667 5 3 0 .625 27.0 16.0 15.14 6.23
Houston 7 5 0 .583 5 3 0 .625 19.7 15.1 11.28 8.19
Texas 7 5 0 .583 4 4 0 .500 22.3 17.8 11.06 7.39
Rice 5 6 0 .455 4 4 0 .500 15.9 19.5 5.53 8.44
Arkansas 7 5 0 .583 3 5 0 .375 22.7 19.7 8.47 6.13
Texas Tech 5 6 0 .455 3 5 0 .375 16.2 17.1 5.08 5.99
Texas A&M 4 7 0 .364 3 5 0 .375 14.0 23.5 4.17 10.35
Texas Christian 1 10 0 .091 1 7 0 .125 13.0 26.8 -2.80 9.84

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
Baylor         20 18 13 11 10 16 12 11 8 7 6 14
Southern Methodist           20     19 18 18   20 19 19 20
Arkansas 6 16 17 15 14 15 14 15                
Houston 8 9 18                          
Texas 10 6 7 7 5 3 3 2 12     20        

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1981-01-01 Cotton Bowl Alabama 30 Baylor 2 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1980-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl North Carolina 16 Texas 7 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1980-12-27 Hall of Fame Classic Arkansas 34 Tulane 15 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)
1980-12-19 Holiday Bowl Brigham Young 46 Southern Methodist 45 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
1980-12-14 Garden State Bowl Houston 35 Navy 0 Garden State Bowl (East Rutherford, NJ)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Steve Stamp (TXX) 127
2. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 115
3. Randy Hertel (RICE) 102
4. Tom Jones (AR) 93
5. Donnie Little (TX) 82
6. Jay Jeffrey* (BAY) 80
7. Mike Ford (SMETH) 75
8. Brent Chinn (HOU) 48
9. David Beal (TXAM) 45
  Rick McIvor (TX) 45
Pass Attempts
1. Steve Stamp (TXX) 247
2. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 228
3. Randy Hertel (RICE) 192
4. Jay Jeffrey* (BAY) 181
5. Tom Jones (AR) 166
6. Mike Ford (SMETH) 158
7. Donnie Little (TX) 155
8. Brent Chinn (HOU) 109
9. David Beal (TXAM) 94
10. Terry Elston (HOU) 92
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Tom Jones (AR) 56.0
2. Randy Hertel (RICE) 53.1
3. Donnie Little (TX) 52.9
4. Steve Stamp (TXX) 51.4
5. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 50.4
6. Mike Ford (SMETH) 47.5
7. Jay Jeffrey* (BAY) 44.2
Passing Yards
1. Steve Stamp (TXX) 1830
2. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 1461
3. Randy Hertel (RICE) 1212
4. Tom Jones (AR) 1161
5. Jay Jeffrey* (BAY) 1151
6. Donnie Little (TX) 1098
7. Mike Ford (SMETH) 951
8. Rick McIvor (TX) 751
9. Brent Chinn (HOU) 749
10. David Beal (TXAM) 671
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Steve Stamp (TXX) 7.4
2. Donnie Little (TX) 7.1
3. Tom Jones (AR) 7.0
4. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 6.4
5. Jay Jeffrey* (BAY) 6.4
6. Randy Hertel (RICE) 6.3
7. Mike Ford (SMETH) 6.0
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Tom Jones (AR) 5.5
2. Steve Stamp (TXX) 5.4
3. Randy Hertel (RICE) 5.2
4. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 5.2
5. Donnie Little (TX) 4.8
6. Mike Ford (SMETH) 4.5
7. Jay Jeffrey* (BAY) 3.5
Passing Touchdowns
1. Steve Stamp (TXX) 14
2. Randy Hertel (RICE) 10
3. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 9
4. Jay Jeffrey* (BAY) 8
5. Mike Ford (SMETH) 6
  Tom Jones (AR) 6
7. Lance McIlhenny (SMETH) 5
  Donnie Little (TX) 5
9. David Beal (TXAM) 4
  Terry Elston (HOU) 4
Passing Interceptions
1. Steve Stamp (TXX) 17
2. Jay Jeffrey* (BAY) 15
3. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 10
  Donnie Little (TX) 10
5. Terry Elston (HOU) 9
  Randy Hertel (RICE) 9
7. Brent Chinn (HOU) 8
  Mike Ford (SMETH) 8
  Tom Jones (AR) 8
10. Rick McIvor (TX) 6
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Steve Stamp (TXX) 118.6
2. Tom Jones (AR) 117.1
3. Randy Hertel (RICE) 114.0
4. Donnie Little (TX) 110.1
5. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 108.5
6. Mike Ford (SMETH) 100.4
7. Jay Jeffrey* (BAY) 95.6
Rush Attempts
1. Walter Abercrombie* (BAY) 237
2. Terald Clark (HOU) 219
3. Calvin Fance (RICE) 192
4. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 188
5. Craig James (SMETH) 177
6. Johnny Hector (TXAM) 173
7. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 167
8. Dennis Gentry* (BAY) 158
9. A.J. Jones (TX) 146
10. James Tolbert (AR) 140
Rushing Yards
1. Walter Abercrombie* (BAY) 1196
2. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 928
  Johnny Hector (TXAM) 928
4. Dennis Gentry* (BAY) 900
5. Craig James (SMETH) 896
6. Terald Clark (HOU) 859
7. Calvin Fance (RICE) 730
8. A.J. Jones (TX) 657
9. James Tolbert (AR) 571
10. Gary Anderson (AR) 561
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Gary Anderson (AR) 5.8
2. Dennis Gentry* (BAY) 5.7
3. Johnny Hector (TXAM) 5.4
4. Craig James (SMETH) 5.1
5. Walter Abercrombie* (BAY) 5.0
6. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 4.9
7. Anthony Hutchison (TXTECH) 4.8
8. A.J. Jones (TX) 4.5
9. Brent Chinn (HOU) 4.5
10. Darryl Clark (TX) 4.3
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Alfred Anderson* (BAY) 9
  Walter Abercrombie* (BAY) 9
3. A.J. Jones (TX) 8
4. Donnie Little (TX) 7
5. Darryl Bowles (AR) 6
  Craig James (SMETH) 6
  Wes Hightower (TXTECH) 6
8. Brent Chinn (HOU) 5
  Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 5
  Jay Jeffrey* (BAY) 5
  Dennis Gentry* (BAY) 5
  Johnny Hector (TXAM) 5
  Rodney Tate (TX) 5
Receptions
1. Bobby Stewart (TXX) 46
2. Renie Baker (TXTECH) 40
3. Robert Hubble (RICE) 38
4. Stanley Washington (TXX) 34
5. Robert Holt* (BAY) 32
6. Mike Whitwell (TXAM) 30
7. Lonell Phea (HOU) 29
8. Hosea Fortune (RICE) 28
9. Les Koenning (TX) 27
10. Anthony Smith (SMETH) 25
Receiving Yards
1. Bobby Stewart (TXX) 688
2. Renie Baker (TXTECH) 625
3. Mike Whitwell (TXAM) 603
4. Stanley Washington (TXX) 601
5. Lonell Phea (HOU) 533
6. Robert Holt* (BAY) 505
7. Mike Fisher* (BAY) 494
8. Robert Hubble (RICE) 482
9. Bobby Duckworth (AR) 461
10. Hosea Fortune (RICE) 422
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Mike Whitwell (TXAM) 20.1
2. Phillip Epps (TXX) 20.0
3. Lonell Phea (HOU) 18.4
4. Stanley Washington (TXX) 17.7
5. Eric Herring (HOU) 16.0
6. Robert Holt* (BAY) 15.8
7. Renie Baker (TXTECH) 15.6
8. Jamie Harris (TXTECH) 15.3
9. Hosea Fortune (RICE) 15.1
10. Bobby Stewart (TXX) 15.0
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Stanley Washington (TXX) 8
2. Mike Fisher* (BAY) 6
  Hosea Fortune (RICE) 6
4. Bobby Stewart (TXX) 5
5. Lawrence Sampleton (TX) 3
  Phillip Epps (TXX) 3
  Clement Fox (SMETH) 3
  Darryl Mason (AR) 3
  Jamie Harris (TXTECH) 3
10. Anthony Smith (SMETH) 2
  Bobby Duckworth (AR) 2
  Lonell Phea (HOU) 2
  Robert Hubble (RICE) 2
  Renie Baker (TXTECH) 2
  Calvin Fance (RICE) 2
  Mike Whitwell (TXAM) 2
  Greg Tyler (TXTECH) 2
  Mitchell Bennett (SMETH) 2
  Hubert Miller (HOU) 2
  Gary Smith (SMETH) 2
  Les Koenning (TX) 2
  Thomas Sanders (TXAM) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Walter Abercrombie* (BAY) 244
2. Terald Clark (HOU) 226
3. Calvin Fance (RICE) 211
4. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 194
5. Craig James (SMETH) 192
6. Johnny Hector (TXAM) 183
7. Dennis Gentry* (BAY) 171
8. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 167
9. A.J. Jones (TX) 160
10. James Tolbert (AR) 146
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Walter Abercrombie* (BAY) 1277
2. Craig James (SMETH) 1087
3. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 1021
4. Dennis Gentry* (BAY) 1003
5. Johnny Hector (TXAM) 982
6. Terald Clark (HOU) 943
7. Calvin Fance (RICE) 907
8. A.J. Jones (TX) 813
9. Gary Anderson (AR) 714
10. Bobby Stewart (TXX) 688
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Walter Abercrombie* (BAY) 10
2. Alfred Anderson* (BAY) 9
  A.J. Jones (TX) 9
4. Stanley Washington (TXX) 8
5. Donnie Little (TX) 7
6. Darryl Bowles (AR) 6
  Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 6
  Hosea Fortune (RICE) 6
  Mike Fisher* (BAY) 6
  Craig James (SMETH) 6
  Dennis Gentry* (BAY) 6
  Calvin Fance (RICE) 6
  Wes Hightower (TXTECH) 6
Total Plays
1. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 395
2. Steve Stamp (TXX) 322
3. Jay Jeffrey* (BAY) 309
4. Donnie Little (TX) 277
5. Tom Jones (AR) 261
6. Randy Hertel (RICE) 248
7. Walter Abercrombie* (BAY) 237
8. Terald Clark (HOU) 219
9. Brent Chinn (HOU) 210
10. Calvin Fance (RICE) 192
Total Yards
1. Steve Stamp (TXX) 1738
2. Jay Jeffrey* (BAY) 1622
3. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 1588
4. Donnie Little (TX) 1584
5. Tom Jones (AR) 1339
6. Randy Hertel (RICE) 1204
7. Brent Chinn (HOU) 1202
8. Walter Abercrombie* (BAY) 1196
9. Mike Ford (SMETH) 930
10. Johnny Hector (TXAM) 928
  Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 928
Total Touchdowns
1. Steve Stamp (TXX) 15
2. Jay Jeffrey* (BAY) 13
3. Donnie Little (TX) 12
4. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 11
  Randy Hertel (RICE) 11
6. Mike Ford (SMETH) 10
7. Walter Abercrombie* (BAY) 9
  Tom Jones (AR) 9
  Alfred Anderson* (BAY) 9
10. David Beal (TXAM) 8
  A.J. Jones (TX) 8