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1979 Missouri Tigers Roster

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Record: 7-5, .583 W-L% (50th of 140)
Conference: Big 8  ▪ Conference Record: 3-4 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Warren Powers (7-5)

PS/G: 21.7 (57th of 140) ▪ PA/G: 13.8 (26th of 140)
SRS: 10.38 (31st of 140) ▪ SOS: 6.38 (36th of 140)

Bowl Game: Won Hall of Fame Classic 24-14 versus South Carolina


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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 127 Cmp, 236 Att, 1448 Yds, 5 TD
Dan McDaniel QB 0 Cmp, 2 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Tom Miller QB 1 Cmp, 1 Att, 11 Yds, 1 TD
Gerry Ellis* RB 121 Att, 584 Yds, 4.8 Avg
James Wilder* RB 155 Att, 645 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Terry Hill RB 33 Att, 156 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Bob Meyer RB 48 Att, 219 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Mike Richards RB 9 Att, 48 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Ron Vaughn RB 10 Att, 51 Yds, 5.1 Avg
David Newman* WR 21 Rec, 216 Yds, 10.3 Avg
Lee Wagner* WR 3 Rec, 37 Yds, 12.3 Avg
Ken Blair WR 14 Rec, 207 Yds, 14.8 Avg
Ron Fellows WR 4 Rec, 44 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Stevie Sly WR 2 Rec, 62 Yds, 31.0 Avg
Andy Gibler* TE 23 Rec, 316 Yds, 13.7 Avg
Tom Anderson TE 1 Rec, 10 Yds, 10.0 Avg
Brad Edelman* OL
Dave Guender* OL
Mark Jones* OL
Stan Lechner* OL
Howard Richards* OL
Norm Goodman* DL
Tony Green* DL
Kurt Petersen* DL
Wendell Ray* DL
Bennie Smith* DL
Eric Berg* LB
Lester Dickey* LB
Johnnie Poe* DB
Kevin Potter* DB
Bill Whitaker* DB
Eric Wright* DB
Chip Powell DB