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1978 Michigan State Spartans Stats

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Record: 8-3, .727 W-L% (25th of 138) ▪ Rank: 12th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Darryl Rogers (8-3)

PS/G: 37.4 (2nd of 138) ▪ PA/G: 15.5 (27th of 138)
SRS: 18.39 (11th of 138) ▪ SOS: 5.48 (47th of 138)

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 11 17.6 30.9 57.1 239.2 2.0 45.3 242.1 5.3 2.9
Defense 11 9.9 23.6 41.9 125.5 0.8 45.7 165.8 3.6 1.1
Difference +7.7 +7.3 +15.2 +113.7 +1.2 -0.4 +76.3 +1.7 +1.8

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Ed Smith 169 292 57.9 2226 7.6 7.8 20 8 139.0
2 Bert Vaughn 21 40 52.5 346 8.7 8.5 2 1 136.7
3 Bryan Clark 4 8 50.0 59 7.4 1.8 0 1 87.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Steve Smith 115 772 6.7 8 13 116 8.9 0 128 888 6.9 8
2 Leroy McGee 78 465 6.0 4 14 120 8.6 0 92 585 6.4 4
3 Bruce Reeves 73 339 4.6 5 6 29 4.8 0 79 368 4.7 5
4 Lonnie Middleton 61 275 4.5 5 13 72 5.5 1 74 347 4.7 6
5 Andy Schramm 49 195 4.0 2 9 60 6.7 0 58 255 4.4 2
6 Derek Hughes 42 408 9.7 4 2 23 11.5 0 44 431 9.8 4
7 Ed Smith 29 21 0.7 1 29 21 0.7 1
8 Michael Hans 26 150 5.8 1 3 59 19.7 2 29 209 7.2 3
9 Bert Vaughn 10 -44 -4.4 0 10 -44 -4.4 0
10 Kirk Gibson 7 53 7.6 2 42 806 19.2 7 49 859 17.5 9
11 Bryan Clark 2 10 5.0 0 2 10 5.0 0
12 Darrin McClelland 2 4 2.0 0 2 4 2.0 0
13 Eugene Byrd 1 9 9.0 0 43 718 16.7 7 44 727 16.5 7
14 Samson Howard 1 5 5.0 0 10 189 18.9 3 11 194 17.6 3
15 Lance Petross 1 2 2.0 0 1 2 2.0 0
16 Ray Stachowicz 1 -1 -1.0 0 1 -1 -1.0 0
17 Mark Brammer 33 360 10.9 2 33 360 10.9 2
18 Jim Williams 3 41 13.7 0 3 41 13.7 0
19 Charlie Shafer 2 30 15.0 0 2 30 15.0 0
20 Barry Harris 1 -1 -1.0 0 1 -1 -1.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Mark Anderson 3 47 15.7 0
2 Tom Graves 3 6 2.0 0
3 Larry Savage 3 23 7.7 0
4 Dan Bass 2 101 50.5 1
5 Mike Marshall 2 0 0.0 0
6 Jerome Stanton 1 0 0.0 0
7 Terry Williams 1 25 25.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Bruce Reeves 16 302 18.9 0 6 64 10.7 0
2 Steve Smith 12 272 22.7 0 22 224 10.2 0
3 Andy Schramm 2 25 12.5 0
4 Leroy McGee 1 8 8.0 0
5 Melvin Land 1 0 0.0 0 1 8 8.0 0
6 Mark Anderson 2 14 7.0 0
7 Derek Hughes 1 2 2.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Morten Andersen 52 54 96.3 7 16 43.8 73
2 Ray Stachowicz 39 1681 43.1