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1981 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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Record: 54-44-5, .549 W-L% (1st of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.54 (1st of 14) ▪ SOS: 5.87 (4th of 14)

Conference Champion: Southern Methodist

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Texas)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Southern Methodist and Texas)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Southern Methodist 10 1 0 .909 7 1 0 .875 33.2 12.5 19.45 2.36
Texas 10 1 1 .875 6 1 1 .813 21.8 13.2 17.44 7.69
Houston 7 4 1 .625 5 2 1 .688 19.8 14.5 11.05 7.05
Arkansas 8 4 0 .667 5 3 0 .625 27.1 18.3 12.25 5.25
Texas A&M 7 5 0 .583 4 4 0 .500 23.3 16.9 10.03 4.95
Baylor 5 6 0 .455 3 5 0 .375 22.9 22.3 2.64 4.19
Rice 4 7 0 .364 3 5 0 .375 16.6 31.5 -3.18 7.82
Texas Christian 2 7 2 .273 1 6 1 .188 20.9 27.2 0.71 6.44
Texas Tech 1 9 1 .136 0 7 1 .063 18.0 27.1 -2.51 7.13

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 Final
Texas 9 8 6 4 3 3 1 10 6 5 10 8 7 6 2
Southern Methodist       20 15 14 10 8 13 10 8 6 6 5 5
Arkansas         19     12 20 19 16 16      

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1982-01-01 Cotton Bowl Texas 14 Alabama 12 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1981-12-28 Gator Bowl North Carolina 31 Arkansas 27 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1981-12-26 Sun Bowl Oklahoma 40 Houston 14 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1981-12-12 Independence Bowl Texas A&M 33 Oklahoma State 16 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Steve Stamp (TXX) 130
2. Gary Kubiak (TXAM) 111
  Jay Jeffrey (BAY) 111
4. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 109
5. Michael Calhoun (RICE) 98
6. Lionel Wilson (HOU) 85
7. Lance McIlhenny (SMETH) 67
8. Tom Jones (AR) 60
9. Rick McIvor (TX) 56
10. Brad Taylor (AR) 53
Pass Attempts
1. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 254
2. Steve Stamp (TXX) 235
3. Michael Calhoun (RICE) 233
4. Gary Kubiak (TXAM) 209
5. Jay Jeffrey (BAY) 198
6. Lionel Wilson (HOU) 170
7. Lance McIlhenny (SMETH) 155
8. Rick McIvor (TX) 139
9. Reuben Jones (TXX) 118
10. Tom Jones (AR) 109
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Jay Jeffrey (BAY) 56.1
2. Steve Stamp (TXX) 55.3
3. Gary Kubiak (TXAM) 53.1
4. Lionel Wilson (HOU) 50.0
5. Lance McIlhenny (SMETH) 43.2
6. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 42.9
7. Michael Calhoun (RICE) 42.1
Passing Yards
1. Steve Stamp (TXX) 2013
2. Gary Kubiak (TXAM) 1808
3. Jay Jeffrey (BAY) 1643
4. Michael Calhoun (RICE) 1480
5. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 1376
6. Lionel Wilson (HOU) 1225
7. Lance McIlhenny (SMETH) 1066
8. Rick McIvor (TX) 918
9. Brad Taylor (AR) 726
10. Reuben Jones (TXX) 688
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Gary Kubiak (TXAM) 8.7
2. Steve Stamp (TXX) 8.6
3. Jay Jeffrey (BAY) 8.3
4. Lionel Wilson (HOU) 7.2
5. Lance McIlhenny (SMETH) 6.9
6. Michael Calhoun (RICE) 6.4
7. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 5.4
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Gary Kubiak (TXAM) 6.9
2. Steve Stamp (TXX) 6.5
3. Jay Jeffrey (BAY) 6.5
4. Lionel Wilson (HOU) 5.4
5. Michael Calhoun (RICE) 5.3
6. Lance McIlhenny (SMETH) 4.9
7. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 3.5
Passing Touchdowns
1. Michael Calhoun (RICE) 21
2. Steve Stamp (TXX) 14
3. Gary Kubiak (TXAM) 11
4. Lionel Wilson (HOU) 9
  Jay Jeffrey (BAY) 9
6. Lance McIlhenny (SMETH) 7
  Tom Jones (AR) 7
  Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 7
9. Rick McIvor (TX) 5
10. Robert Brewer (TX) 3
Passing Interceptions
1. Steve Stamp (TXX) 17
2. Michael Calhoun (RICE) 15
3. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 14
4. Gary Kubiak (TXAM) 13
5. Jay Jeffrey (BAY) 12
6. Lionel Wilson (HOU) 11
7. Lance McIlhenny (SMETH) 10
8. Rick McIvor (TX) 9
9. Tom Jones (AR) 7
10. Brad Taylor (AR) 4
  Richy Ethridge (TXTECH) 4
  Phillip Money (RICE) 4
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Steve Stamp (TXX) 132.5
2. Gary Kubiak (TXAM) 130.7
3. Jay Jeffrey (BAY) 128.6
4. Lionel Wilson (HOU) 115.1
5. Michael Calhoun (RICE) 112.3
6. Lance McIlhenny (SMETH) 103.0
7. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 86.5
Rush Attempts
1. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 255
2. Craig James (SMETH) 233
3. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 218
4. Lionel Wilson (HOU) 191
5. A.J. Jones (TX) 190
6. Michael Calhoun (RICE) 168
7. Dennis Gentry (BAY) 155
8. John Walker (TX) 154
9. Earnest Jackson (TXAM) 153
10. David Barrett (HOU) 141
Rushing Yards
1. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 1428
2. Craig James (SMETH) 1147
3. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 931
4. Earnest Jackson (TXAM) 887
5. A.J. Jones (TX) 834
6. Dennis Gentry (BAY) 763
7. Johnny Hector (TXAM) 727
8. John Walker (TX) 714
9. Lionel Wilson (HOU) 656
10. Gary Anderson (AR) 616
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Earnest Jackson (TXAM) 5.8
2. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 5.6
3. Anthony Hutchison (TXTECH) 5.5
4. Johnny Hector (TXAM) 5.3
5. Gary Anderson (AR) 5.1
6. Craig James (SMETH) 4.9
7. Dennis Gentry (BAY) 4.9
8. John Walker (TX) 4.6
9. Jessie Clark (AR) 4.5
10. A.J. Jones (TX) 4.4
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 19
2. Craig James (SMETH) 9
  Jessie Clark (AR) 9
4. Alfred Anderson (BAY) 8
5. Lionel Wilson (HOU) 7
  Johnny Hector (TXAM) 7
7. Anthony Hutchison (TXTECH) 6
  John Walker (TX) 6
  A.J. Jones (TX) 6
10. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 5
  Dennis Gentry (BAY) 5
Receptions
1. Stanley Washington (TXX) 49
2. Gerald McNeil (BAY) 44
3. Lonell Phea (HOU) 40
4. Kevin Haney (TXX) 33
5. Mark Ford (HOU) 29
  Hosea Fortune (RICE) 29
7. Renie Baker (TXTECH) 28
8. Marcus Gilbert (TXX) 27
  Mike Whitwell (TXAM) 27
10. Gary Anderson (AR) 26
Receiving Yards
1. Stanley Washington (TXX) 854
2. Gerald McNeil (BAY) 744
3. Mike Whitwell (TXAM) 731
4. Lonell Phea (HOU) 614
5. Hosea Fortune (RICE) 489
6. Phillip Epps (TXX) 473
7. Renie Baker (TXTECH) 453
8. Jackie Wilson (SMETH) 397
9. Kevin Haney (TXX) 381
10. Mark Ford (HOU) 374
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Mike Whitwell (TXAM) 27.1
2. Phillip Epps (TXX) 20.6
3. Stanley Washington (TXX) 17.4
4. Gerald McNeil (BAY) 16.9
5. Hosea Fortune (RICE) 16.9
6. Renie Baker (TXTECH) 16.2
7. Lonell Phea (HOU) 15.3
8. Bryan Williamson (TXTECH) 15.1
9. Mark Ford (HOU) 12.9
10. Darryl Mason (AR) 12.4
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Stanley Washington (TXX) 6
  Gerald McNeil (BAY) 6
  Hosea Fortune (RICE) 6
  Don Jones (TXAM) 6
5. Vince Courville (RICE) 5
  Phillip Epps (TXX) 5
7. Bryan Williamson (TXTECH) 4
  Ricky Askew (RICE) 4
9. David Roberson (HOU) 3
  Donnie Little (TX) 3
  Deron Miller (RICE) 3
  Gary Anderson (AR) 3
  Mark Ford (HOU) 3
  Bruce Davis (BAY) 3
  Darryl Mason (AR) 3
  Mike Whitwell (TXAM) 3
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 256
2. Craig James (SMETH) 238
3. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 237
4. Lionel Wilson (HOU) 191
  A.J. Jones (TX) 191
6. Dennis Gentry (BAY) 175
7. Earnest Jackson (TXAM) 171
8. Michael Calhoun (RICE) 169
9. Johnny Hector (TXAM) 162
10. John Walker (TX) 160
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 1430
2. Craig James (SMETH) 1192
3. Earnest Jackson (TXAM) 1089
4. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 1033
5. Dennis Gentry (BAY) 996
6. Johnny Hector (TXAM) 941
7. Gary Anderson (AR) 879
8. Stanley Washington (TXX) 856
9. A.J. Jones (TX) 849
10. John Walker (TX) 759
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 19
2. Jessie Clark (AR) 9
  Craig James (SMETH) 9
4. Alfred Anderson (BAY) 8
5. Johnny Hector (TXAM) 7
  Lionel Wilson (HOU) 7
7. Stanley Washington (TXX) 6
  John Walker (TX) 6
  Marcus Gilbert (TXX) 6
  Hosea Fortune (RICE) 6
  Anthony Hutchison (TXTECH) 6
  Gerald McNeil (BAY) 6
  Don Jones (TXAM) 6
  A.J. Jones (TX) 6
  Dennis Gentry (BAY) 6
Total Plays
1. Michael Calhoun (RICE) 401
2. Lionel Wilson (HOU) 361
3. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 357
4. Gary Kubiak (TXAM) 328
5. Steve Stamp (TXX) 304
6. Jay Jeffrey (BAY) 297
7. Lance McIlhenny (SMETH) 267
8. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 255
9. Craig James (SMETH) 233
10. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 218
Total Yards
1. Gary Kubiak (TXAM) 1986
2. Lionel Wilson (HOU) 1881
3. Jay Jeffrey (BAY) 1871
4. Steve Stamp (TXX) 1855
5. Michael Calhoun (RICE) 1818
6. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 1428
7. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 1331
8. Lance McIlhenny (SMETH) 1307
9. Craig James (SMETH) 1147
10. Walter Abercrombie (BAY) 931
Total Touchdowns
1. Michael Calhoun (RICE) 22
2. Eric Dickerson (SMETH) 19
3. Steve Stamp (TXX) 16
  Lionel Wilson (HOU) 16
5. Gary Kubiak (TXAM) 14
6. Ron Reeves (TXTECH) 11
7. Tom Jones (AR) 10
  Jay Jeffrey (BAY) 10
9. Jessie Clark (AR) 9
  Craig James (SMETH) 9