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1979 Illinois Fighting Illini Stats

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Record: 2-8-1, .227 W-L% (120th of 140)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 1-6-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Gary Moeller (2-8-1)

PS/G: 14.2 (114th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 24.2 (109th of 140)
SRS: -2.08 (82nd of 140) ▪ SOS: 6.74 (30th of 140)

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 11 14.9 26.7 55.8 142.5 0.9 40.9 144.6 3.5 0.9
Defense 11 11.7 21.8 53.8 140.9 1.3 49.5 204.6 4.1 1.5
Difference +3.2 +4.9 +2.0 +1.6 -0.4 -8.6 -60.0 -0.6 -0.6

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Lawrence McCullough 130 228 57.0 1254 5.5 4.1 7 10 104.6
2 Tim McAvoy 28 51 54.9 255 5.0 4.9 2 1 105.9
3 Rich Weiss 5 11 45.5 56 5.1 5.1 0 0 88.2
4 Mike Holmes 1 4 25.0 3 0.8 5.8 1 0 113.8

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Mike Holmes 147 792 5.4 6 25 127 5.1 0 172 919 5.3 6
2 Calvin Thomas 122 469 3.8 1 4 19 4.8 0 126 488 3.9 1
3 Lawrence McCullough 43 -71 -1.7 0 43 -71 -1.7 0
4 Wayne Strader 30 110 3.7 1 24 135 5.6 1 54 245 4.5 2
5 Mitchell Brookins 29 181 6.2 2 29 181 6.2 2
6 Joe Curtis 28 71 2.5 0 5 2 0.4 0 33 73 2.2 0
7 Tim McAvoy 25 -9 -0.4 0 25 -9 -0.4 0
8 Mike Murphy 17 68 4.0 0 14 91 6.5 1 31 159 5.1 1
9 Rich Weiss 8 -25 -3.1 0 8 -25 -3.1 0
10 Greg Foster 1 5 5.0 0 11 130 11.8 2 12 135 11.3 2
11 Lee Boeke 18 166 9.2 5 18 166 9.2 5
12 Mike Sherrod 17 227 13.4 1 17 227 13.4 1
13 John Lopez 16 296 18.5 0 16 296 18.5 0
14 Larry Powell 13 170 13.1 0 13 170 13.1 0
15 Doug Cozen 12 142 11.8 0 12 142 11.8 0
16 Kenny Shaw 4 55 13.8 0 4 55 13.8 0
17 Mike Martin 1 7 7.0 0 1 7 7.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Bonji Bonner 2 21 10.5 0
2 Dave Kelly 2 9 4.5 0
3 Jack Squirek 2 32 16.0 0
4 Kelvin Atkins 1 0 0.0 0
5 Rick George 1 0 0.0 0
6 John Gillen 1 12 12.0 0
7 Ken McDonald 1 16 16.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Greg Foster 21 385 18.3 0
2 Kenny Shaw 8 129 16.1 0 2 2 1.0 0
3 Mike Martin 4 75 18.8 0 3 5 1.7 0
4 Larry Powell 2 28 14.0 0
5 Bonji Bonner 1 16 16.0 0 9 62 6.9 0
6 Mike Murphy 1 9 9.0 0
7 Dave Kelly 2 15 7.5 0
8 Rick George 1 22 22.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Kirk Bostrom 13 15 86.7 6 13 46.2 31
2 Cliff Jones 1 1 100.0
3 Chris Sigourney 58 2025 34.9