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1978 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Stats

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Record: 6-5, .545 W-L% (61st of 138)
Conference: Southland (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Maxie Lambright (6-5)

PS/G: 20.7 (78th of 138) ▪ PA/G: 16.9 (38th of 138)
SRS: -1.71 (80th of 138) ▪ SOS: -3.62 (86th of 138)

Bowl Game: Lost Independence Bowl 35-13 versus East Carolina

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 11 11.6 27.6 42.1 168.2 1.0 39.5 102.2 2.6 1.1
Defense 11 7.1 16.4 43.3 96.5 0.6 50.3 207.3 4.1 0.8
Difference +4.5 +11.2 -1.2 +71.7 +0.4 -10.8 -105.1 -1.5 +0.3

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Keith Thibodeaux 81 198 40.9 1128 5.7 3.7 5 11 86.0
2 Eric Barkley 46 101 45.5 709 7.0 5.1 6 7 110.3
3 Mark Buchanan 1 4 25.0 13 3.3 3.3 0 0 52.3
4 Dozier 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 George Yates 155 637 4.1 9 20 217 10.9 1 175 854 4.9 10
2 Bryan Leviston 73 216 3.0 0 11 148 13.5 1 84 364 4.3 1
3 Jessie Clark 68 223 3.3 1 10 51 5.1 0 78 274 3.5 1
4 Keith Thibodeaux 56 -74 -1.3 2 56 -74 -1.3 2
5 Joe Mack Johnson 21 81 3.9 0 7 61 8.7 0 28 142 5.1 0
6 Eric Barkley 19 -48 -2.5 0 19 -48 -2.5 0
7 Ron Vernasco 12 18 1.5 0 2 27 13.5 0 14 45 3.2 0
8 Joe Singleton 6 20 3.3 0 6 20 3.3 0
9 Mark Buchanan 3 -8 -2.7 0 3 -8 -2.7 0
10 Greg Goben 2 3 1.5 0 2 3 1.5 0
11 George Pree 2 -3 -1.5 0 13 231 17.8 1 15 228 15.2 1
12 Kevin Kalmus 1 -1 -1.0 0 1 -1 -1.0 0
13 Johnny Giordano 1 -4 -4.0 0 11 207 18.8 1 12 203 16.9 1
14 Scooter Spruiell 37 642 17.4 4 37 642 17.4 4
15 Sammy Willis 7 110 15.7 2 7 110 15.7 2
16 Adam Short 4 70 17.5 1 4 70 17.5 1
17 Scott Coates 2 46 23.0 0 2 46 23.0 0
18 Richard Barrios 1 13 13.0 0 1 13 13.0 0
19 Leland Padgett 1 13 13.0 0 1 13 13.0 0
20 Paul Sheridan 1 10 10.0 0 1 10 10.0 0
21 Darrin Washington 1 4 4.0 0 1 4 4.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Jean Dornier 5 119 23.8 1
2 Lavon James 4 79 19.8 1
3 Bill Schneider 3 17 5.7 0
4 Max Davenport 2 21 10.5 1
5 Lee Bailey 1 19 19.0 0
6 Zack Jones 1 14 14.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Zack Jones 18 413 22.9 1 1 13 13.0 0
2 George Pree 4 82 20.5 0 4 1 0.3 0
3 George Yates 2 41 20.5 0
4 Lavon James 2 38 19.0 0
5 Rickey Johnson 2 33 16.5 0
6 Lynn Bankston 2 28 14.0 0
7 Mark Buchanan 1 20 20.0 0
8 Scooter Spruiell 16 165 10.3 0
9 Ron Vernasco 7 83 11.9 0
10 Bill Schneider 1 27 27.0 0
11 Ronnie Paggett 1 14 14.0 1
12 Chuck Edwards 1 14 14.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Keith Swilley 26 29 89.7 5 8 62.5 41
2 Dozier 60 2085 34.8
3 Jean Dornier 8 297 37.1