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1978 Alabama Crimson Tide Stats

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (2nd of 138) ▪ Rank: 1st in Final AP Poll
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 6-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bear Bryant (11-1)

PS/G: 28.8 (13th of 138) ▪ PA/G: 14.0 (19th of 138)
SRS: 25.99 (1st of 138) ▪ SOS: 11.83 (5th of 138)

Bowl Game: Won Sugar Bowl 14-7 versus Penn State

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 7.1 13.2 53.8 106.3 1.1 53.2 263.2 4.9 2.6
Defense 12 11.8 21.4 55.3 155.1 1.0 40.4 128.3 3.2 0.6
Difference -4.7 -8.2 -1.5 -48.8 +0.1 +12.8 +134.9 +1.7 +2.0

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Jeff Rutledge 73 140 52.1 1078 7.7 6.3 13 10 133.2
2 Steadman Shealy 9 14 64.3 150 10.7 10.7 0 0 154.3
3 Tony Nathan 1 2 50.0 14 7.0 7.0 0 0 108.8
4 Woody Umphrey 1 1 100.0 19 19.0 19.0 0 0 259.6
5 Major Ogilvie 1 1 100.0 14 14.0 14.0 0 0 217.6

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Tony Nathan 111 770 6.9 6 13 104 8.0 1 124 874 7.0 7
2 Billy Jackson 103 568 5.5 2 2 27 13.5 0 105 595 5.7 2
3 Major Ogilvie 90 583 6.5 8 8 13 1.6 1 98 596 6.1 9
4 Jeff Rutledge 83 95 1.1 4 83 95 1.1 4
5 Steve Whitman 80 364 4.6 1 3 22 7.3 0 83 386 4.7 1
6 Steadman Shealy 59 323 5.5 4 59 323 5.5 4
7 Lou Ikner 34 227 6.7 2 2 42 21.0 1 36 269 7.5 3
8 Joe Jones 31 88 2.8 0 1 9 9.0 0 32 97 3.0 0
9 John Turpin 19 70 3.7 0 19 70 3.7 0
10 Don Jacobs 11 46 4.2 1 11 46 4.2 1
11 James Haney 4 22 5.5 0 4 22 5.5 0
12 Kevin Jones 4 -15 -3.8 0 4 -15 -3.8 0
13 Tim Travis 3 10 3.3 2 1 8 8.0 0 4 18 4.5 2
14 Bruce Bolton 2 -10 -5.0 0 15 270 18.0 3 17 260 15.3 3
15 Tim Clark 1 25 25.0 0 1 8 8.0 0 2 33 16.5 0
16 Rick Neal 1 5 5.0 1 17 268 15.8 5 18 273 15.2 6
17 John Hill 1 2 2.0 0 1 2 2.0 0
18 Keith Pugh 20 446 22.3 1 20 446 22.3 1
19 Alan Krout 2 58 29.0 1 2 58 29.0 1

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Jim Bob Harris 3 18 6.0 0
2 Allen Crumbley 2 42 21.0 0
3 E.J. Junior 2 2 1.0 0
4 Ej Junior 2 2 1.0 0
5 Murray Legg 2 5 2.5 0
6 Ricky Tucker 2 13 6.5 0
7 Don McNeal 1 0 0.0 0
8 Mike Sutton 1 0 0.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Tony Nathan 12 281 23.4 0 20 120 6.0 0
2 Lou Ikner 7 121 17.3 0 1 8 8.0 0
3 Billy Jackson 2 9 4.5 0
4 John Hill 1 5 5.0 0
5 Steve Whitman 1 2 2.0 0
6 Don McNeal 1 25 25.0 0
7 Ej Junior 1 0 0.0 0
8 E.J. Junior 1 0 0.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Alan McElroy 37 40 92.5 7 10 70.0 58
2 Roger Chapman 1 2 50.0 0 1 0.0 1
3 Woody Umphrey 56 2204 39.4
4 Don Jacobs 3 69 23.0