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1979 Oklahoma Sooners Stats

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (4th of 140) ▪ Rank: 3rd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Barry Switzer (11-1)

PS/G: 33.8 (3rd of 140) ▪ PA/G: 12.1 (13th of 140)
SRS: 22.54 (3rd of 140) ▪ SOS: 5.46 (46th of 140)

Bowl Game: Won Orange Bowl 24-7 versus Florida State

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 3.4 7.4 46.1 70.3 0.3 54.3 322.3 5.9 3.8
Defense 12 10.3 20.8 49.4 118.2 0.3 46.3 142.3 3.1 1.1
Difference -6.9 -13.4 -3.3 -47.9 0.0 +8.0 +180.0 +2.8 +2.7

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 J.C. Watts 39 81 48.1 785 9.7 7.9 4 5 133.5
2 Kelly Phelps 2 8 25.0 59 7.4 1.8 0 1 62.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Billy Sims 224 1506 6.7 22 1 42 42.0 0 225 1548 6.9 22
2 J.C. Watts 123 455 3.7 10 123 455 3.7 10
3 Stanley Wilson 76 491 6.5 1 4 41 10.3 1 80 532 6.7 2
4 David Overstreet 56 277 4.9 2 2 82 41.0 1 58 359 6.2 3
5 Kelly Phelps 46 358 7.8 5 46 358 7.8 5
6 Weldon Ledbetter 37 189 5.1 1 37 189 5.1 1
7 Barry Joyner 36 212 5.9 0 1 13 13.0 0 37 225 6.1 0
8 Chet Winters 16 123 7.7 2 16 123 7.7 2
9 Herbert Young 12 74 6.2 0 12 74 6.2 0
10 Royce Coleman 11 57 5.2 0 11 57 5.2 0
11 Jay McKim 5 20 4.0 2 5 20 4.0 2
12 Steve McKeaver 3 6 2.0 0 3 6 2.0 0
13 Freddie Nixon 2 30 15.0 0 13 257 19.8 0 15 287 19.1 0
14 Darrell Shepard 1 60 60.0 1 1 60 60.0 1
15 Johnny Fontenette 1 5 5.0 0 1 5 5.0 0
16 Woodie Shepard 1 2 2.0 0 1 2 2.0 0
17 Daryl Goodlow 1 1 1.0 0 1 1 1.0 0
18 Forrest Valora 9 234 26.0 1 9 234 26.0 1
19 Bobby Grayson 5 86 17.2 1 5 86 17.2 1
20 Steve Rhodes 3 60 20.0 0 3 60 20.0 0
21 Bud Hebert 2 11 5.5 0 2 11 5.5 0
22 Mike Weddington 1 18 18.0 0 1 18 18.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Darrol Ray 4 101 25.3 0
2 Barry Burget 2 21 10.5 0
3 Ken Sitton 2 0 0.0 0
4 Mike Babb 1 5 5.0 0
5 John Goodman 1 56 56.0 1
6 Jay Jimerson 1 0 0.0 0
7 Johnnie Lewis 1 60 60.0 1
8 Byron Paul 1 8 8.0 0
9 Bruce Taton 1 24 24.0 0
10 Sherwood Taylor 1 13 13.0 0
11 Richard Turner 1 14 14.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Stanley Wilson 7 192 27.4 0 1 21 21.0 0
2 Jay Jimerson 4 70 17.5 0 1 12 12.0 0
3 Basil Banks 2 30 15.0 0 17 260 15.3 0
4 Chet Winters 1 19 19.0 0
5 Darrell Shepard 1 18 18.0 0
6 Darrell Songy 1 17 17.0 0
7 Freddie Nixon 3 24 8.0 0
8 Darrol Ray 3 4 1.3 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Mike Keeling 32 32 100.0 6 8 75.0 50 32 1340 41.9
2 John Hoge 18 19 94.7 0 3 0.0 18
3 Darrol Ray 8 297 37.1