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1979 Houston Cougars Stats

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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

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 6.4 12.9 49.7 85.7 0.5 54.4 271.4 5.0 2.4
Defense 12 7.0 15.0 46.7 90.8 0.3 42.4 141.4 3.3 0.8
Difference -0.6 -2.1 +3.0 -5.1 +0.2 +12.0 +130.0 +1.7 +1.6

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Delrick Brown 59 117 50.4 737 6.3 5.0 6 6 110.0
2 Terry Elston 17 37 45.9 281 7.6 5.2 0 2 98.9
3 Mark Jermstad 1 1 100.0 10 10.0 10.0 0 0 184.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Terald Clark 193 1063 5.5 7 6 80 13.3 2 199 1143 5.7 9
2 John Newhouse 126 678 5.4 4 11 98 8.9 1 137 776 5.7 5
3 Delrick Brown 110 377 3.4 2 110 377 3.4 2
4 David Barrett 79 427 5.4 6 2 15 7.5 0 81 442 5.5 6
5 Terry Elston 62 294 4.7 4 62 294 4.7 4
6 Allen Polk 32 176 5.5 2 1 19 19.0 0 33 195 5.9 2
7 Dallas Wiggins 20 78 3.9 0 1 10 10.0 0 21 88 4.2 0
8 Mark Jermstad 16 108 6.8 2 16 108 6.8 2
9 Eddie Wright 15 56 3.7 2 1 8 8.0 0 16 64 4.0 2
10 Garrett Jurgajtis 23 275 12.0 0 23 275 12.0 0
11 Lonell Phea 12 261 21.8 0 12 261 21.8 0
12 Eric Herring 11 142 12.9 1 11 142 12.9 1
13 Hubert Miller 6 75 12.5 1 6 75 12.5 1
14 Leon Felder 2 31 15.5 1 2 31 15.5 1
15 Elrick Brown 1 14 14.0 0 1 14 14.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Donnie Love 5 14 2.8 0
2 Kenny Hatfield 4 11 2.8 0
3 Gerald Cook 2 1 0.5 0
4 Tommy Ebner 2 0 0.0 0
5 David Hodge 2 10 5.0 0
6 Elvis Bradley 1 0 0.0 0
7 Joe Keys 1 14 14.0 0
8 Grady Turner 1 5 5.0 0
9 James Wilson 1 0 0.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Lonell Phea 11 197 17.9 0 12 83 6.9 0
2 Dallas Wiggins 8 145 18.1 0
3 Eddie Wright 1 26 26.0 0
4 David Barrett 1 12 12.0 0
5 Allen Polk 1 0 0.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Kenny Hatfield 32 32 100.0 11 16 68.8 65
2 Mickey Thompson 3 3 100.0
3 Mark Ford 48 1937 40.4