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1978 Houston Cougars Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (15th of 138) ▪ Rank: 10th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SWC  ▪ Conference Record: 7-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Yeoman (9-3)

PS/G: 30.3 (8th of 138) ▪ PA/G: 17.8 (49th of 138)
SRS: 19.01 (10th of 138) ▪ SOS: 10.09 (13th of 138)

Bowl Game: Lost Cotton Bowl 35-34 versus Notre Dame


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  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Danny Davis* QB 76 Cmp, 155 Att, 1053 Yds, 9 TD
Delrick Brown QB 12 Cmp, 22 Att, 207 Yds, 3 TD
Terry Elston QB 4 Cmp, 11 Att, 32 Yds, 0 TD
Emmett King* RB 183 Att, 1095 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Randy Love* RB 205 Att, 1019 Yds, 5.0 Avg
David Barrett RB 7 Att, 72 Yds, 10.3 Avg
Terald Clark RB 44 Att, 222 Yds, 5.0 Avg
John Newhouse RB 34 Att, 289 Yds, 8.5 Avg
Lonell Phea RB 2 Att, 9 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Dallas Wiggins RB 2 Att, 9 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Eddie Wright RB 5 Att, 20 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Willis Adams* WR 29 Rec, 534 Yds, 18.4 Avg
Eric Herring* WR 23 Rec, 287 Yds, 12.5 Avg
Mark Jermstad WR 3 Rec, 37 Yds, 12.3 Avg
Milton Watson WR 1 Rec, 19 Yds, 19.0 Avg
Garrett Jurgajtis* TE 13 Rec, 179 Yds, 13.8 Avg
Hubert Miller TE 9 Rec, 142 Yds, 15.8 Avg
Chuck Brown* OL
Jack Faniel* OL
Dennis Greenawalt* OL
Melvin Jones* OL
Robert Jones* OL
Grady Ebensberger* DL
Alton Harvey* DL
Red Oglesby* DL
Fred Snell* DL
Hosea Taylor* DL
Leonard Mitchell DL
Alvin Ruben DL
Theodis Williams DL
James Wilson DL
Steve Brabham* LB
David Hodge* LB
Sam Proctor LB
Elvis Bradley* DB
Gerald Cook* DB
Tommy Ebner* DB
Kenny Hatfield* DB
Harold Fields DB
Jay Wyatt P