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1979 Michigan State Spartans Stats

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Record: 5-6, .455 W-L% (78th of 140)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 3-5 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Darryl Rogers (5-6)

PS/G: 21.8 (54th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 23.0 (100th of 140)
SRS: 6.42 (47th of 140) ▪ SOS: 6.60 (32nd 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 11.1 23.8 46.6 141.0 0.8 45.7 176.4 3.9 1.6
Defense 11 11.9 23.3 51.2 161.3 0.7 48.6 190.8 3.9 2.1
Difference -0.8 +0.5 -4.6 -20.3 +0.1 -2.9 -14.4 0.0 -0.5

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Bryan Clark 64 131 48.9 800 6.1 4.7 4 6 101.1
2 Bert Vaughn 57 128 44.5 729 5.7 3.9 4 7 91.7
3 John Leister 1 2 50.0 22 11.0 21.0 1 0 307.4
4 Ray Stachowicz 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 Steve Smith 204 972 4.8 4 14 99 7.1 0 218 1071 4.9 4
2 Derek Hughes 118 626 5.3 9 10 123 12.3 0 128 749 5.9 9
3 Bruce Reeves 43 213 5.0 1 5 25 5.0 0 48 238 5.0 1
4 Andy Schramm 43 197 4.6 0 9 72 8.0 0 52 269 5.2 0
5 Bryan Clark 38 -81 -2.1 0 38 -81 -2.1 0
6 Bert Vaughn 17 -65 -3.8 0 17 -65 -3.8 0
7 Lonnie Middleton 16 36 2.3 1 6 35 5.8 0 22 71 3.2 1
8 James Hodo 7 19 2.7 0 7 19 2.7 0
9 Darrin McClelland 4 21 5.3 0 4 21 5.3 0
10 Tony Ellis 4 13 3.3 0 4 13 3.3 0
11 Otis Grant 2 6 3.0 0 2 6 3.0 0
12 Ray Stachowicz 2 -22 -11.0 0 2 -22 -11.0 0
13 Samson Howard 1 7 7.0 0 5 98 19.6 1 6 105 17.5 1
14 Mark Anderson 1 6 6.0 0 1 6 6.0 0
15 Jim Williams 1 -1 -1.0 0 16 180 11.3 1 17 179 10.5 1
16 Eugene Byrd 1 -7 -7.0 0 30 559 18.6 4 31 552 17.8 4
17 Mark Brammer 23 288 12.5 1 23 288 12.5 1
18 Mark Jones 2 43 21.5 1 2 43 21.5 1
19 Joe Stevens 2 29 14.5 1 2 29 14.5 1

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Dan Bass 3 28 9.3 0
2 Jim Burroughs 3 25 8.3 0
3 John McCormick 1 21 21.0 0
4 Rick Milhizer 1 6 6.0 0
5 Bruce Williams 1 15 15.0 0
6 Van Williams 1 2 2.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Derek Hughes 16 497 31.1 2 11 72 6.5 0
2 Steve Smith 11 209 19.0 0 8 47 5.9 0
3 Bruce Reeves 3 65 21.7 0 1 7 7.0 0
4 Tony Ellis 1 25 25.0 0
5 Darrin McClelland 1 18 18.0 0
6 Lonnie Middleton 1 16 16.0 0
7 Andy Schramm 1 10 10.0 0
8 Joe Stevens 1 5 5.0 0
9 Jim Burroughs 3 44 14.7 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Morten Andersen 25 25 100.0 11 18 61.1 58
2 Rich Shario 1 3 33.3
3 Ray Stachowicz 62 2749 44.3