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1978 Missouri Tigers Roster

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Record: 8-4, .667 W-L% (33rd of 138) ▪ Rank: 15th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 4-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Warren Powers (8-4)

PS/G: 30.7 (7th of 138) ▪ PA/G: 19.7 (70th of 138)
SRS: 15.30 (16th of 138) ▪ SOS: 9.64 (17th of 138)

Bowl Game: Won Liberty Bowl 20-15 versus Louisiana State


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  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Phil Bradley* QB 136 Cmp, 226 Att, 1780 Yds, 12 TD
Jay Jeffrey QB 6 Cmp, 13 Att, 55 Yds, 1 TD
Paul Miller QB 1 Cmp, 1 Att, 5 Yds, 0 TD
Earl Gant* RB 138 Att, 789 Yds, 5.7 Avg
James Wilder* RB 160 Att, 873 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Gerry Ellis RB 66 Att, 336 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Terry Hill RB 6 Att, 29 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Tom McBride RB 6 Att, 32 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Bob Meyer RB 12 Att, 135 Yds, 11.3 Avg
David Newman RB 35 Att, 152 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Lamont Downer* WR 22 Rec, 331 Yds, 15.0 Avg
Leo Lewis* WR 28 Rec, 376 Yds, 13.4 Avg
Ken Blair WR 6 Rec, 77 Yds, 12.8 Avg
Cecil Holloway WR 4 Rec, 32 Yds, 8.0 Avg
Stevie Sly WR 1 Rec, 70 Yds, 70.0 Avg
Kellen Winslow* TE 29 Rec, 479 Yds, 16.5 Avg
Tom Anderson TE 1 Rec, 13 Yds, 13.0 Avg
Rich Dansdill TE 2 Rec, 26 Yds, 13.0 Avg
Mike Owens TE 2 Rec, 45 Yds, 22.5 Avg
Pete Allard* OL
Dave Guender* OL
Mark Jones* OL
Stan Lechner* OL
Howard Richards* OL
Ken Bungarda* DL
Steve Hamilton* DL
Kurt Petersen* DL
Wendell Ray* DL
Bennie Smith* DL
Norm Goodman DL
Tony Green DL
William Bess* LB
Chris Garlich* LB
Eric Berg LB
Russ Calabrese* DB
Larry Lauderdale* DB
Johnnie Poe* DB
Eric Wright* DB
Bill Whitaker DB
Monte Montgomery P