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1979 Houston Cougars Roster

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (4th of 140) ▪ Rank: 5th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SWC (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Yeoman (11-1)

PS/G: 24.6 (32nd of 140) ▪ PA/G: 11.2 (10th of 140)
SRS: 19.16 (8th of 140) ▪ SOS: 8.75 (11th of 140)

Bowl Game: Won Cotton Bowl 17-14 versus Nebraska

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

Rk Player Class Pos Summary
1 Delrick Brown* QB 59 Cmp, 117 Att, 737 Yds, 6 TD
2 Terry Elston QB 17 Cmp, 37 Att, 281 Yds, 0 TD
3 Mark Jermstad QB 1 Cmp, 1 Att, 10 Yds, 0 TD
4 Terald Clark* RB 193 Att, 1063 Yds, 5.5 Avg
5 John Newhouse* RB 126 Att, 678 Yds, 5.4 Avg
6 David Barrett RB 79 Att, 427 Yds, 5.4 Avg
7 Allen Polk RB 32 Att, 176 Yds, 5.5 Avg
8 Dallas Wiggins RB 20 Att, 78 Yds, 3.9 Avg
9 Eddie Wright RB 15 Att, 56 Yds, 3.7 Avg
10 Eric Herring* WR 11 Rec, 142 Yds, 12.9 Avg
11 Elrick Brown WR 1 Rec, 14 Yds, 14.0 Avg
12 Leon Felder WR 2 Rec, 31 Yds, 15.5 Avg
13 Lonell Phea WR 12 Rec, 261 Yds, 21.8 Avg
14 Garrett Jurgajtis* TE 23 Rec, 275 Yds, 12.0 Avg
15 Hubert Miller* TE 6 Rec, 75 Yds, 12.5 Avg
16 Jack Faniel* OL
17 Dennis Greenawalt* OL
18 Melvin Jones* OL
19 Robert Jones* OL
20 Randy Swisher* OL
21 Leonard Mitchell* DL
22 Red Oglesby* DL
23 Sam Proctor* DL
24 Hosea Taylor* DL
25 James Wilson* DL
26 Joe Redmon DL
27 David Hodge* LB
28 Grady Turner* LB
29 Joe Keys LB
30 Elvis Bradley* DB
31 Tommy Ebner* DB
32 Kenny Hatfield* DB
33 Donnie Love* DB
34 Gerald Cook DB