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1981 San Jose State Spartans Stats

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (19th of 137)
Conference: PCAA  ▪ Conference Record: 5-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jack Elway (9-3)

PS/G: 31.7 (6th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 21.2 (85th of 137)
SRS: 5.72 (42nd of 137) ▪ SOS: -3.95 (99th of 137)

Bowl Game: Lost California Bowl 27-25 versus Toledo

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 21.0 39.2 53.6 286.3 2.5 40.1 149.2 3.7 1.5
Defense 12 14.6 32.8 44.4 212.5 1.4 38.8 91.8 2.4 1.2
Difference +6.4 +6.4 +9.2 +73.8 +1.1 +1.3 +57.4 +1.3 +0.3

Passing

Stats include bowl game
Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Steve Clarkson 249 464 53.7 3373 7.3 6.1 28 24 124.3
2 Gerald Willhite 1 1 100.0 41 41.0 61.0 1 0 774.4
3 Jack Overstreet 1 1 100.0 13 13.0 33.0 1 0 539.2
4 Ron Thornburg 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0
5 Mike Berg 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

Stats include bowl game
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Gerald Willhite 297 1193 4.0 9 70 559 8.0 5 367 1752 4.8 14
2 Steve Clarkson 63 38 0.6 5 63 38 0.6 5
3 Roy Smally 39 178 4.6 0 5 75 15.0 1 44 253 5.8 1
4 Ron Thornburg 26 99 3.8 1 12 83 6.9 0 38 182 4.8 1
5 Tim Kearse 15 120 8.0 1 71 946 13.3 7 86 1066 12.4 8
6 Jack Overstreet 14 19 1.4 0 14 19 1.4 0
7 Mike Delgado 8 20 2.5 0 1 2 2.0 0 9 22 2.4 0
8 Mervyn Fernandez 1 35 35.0 1 35 697 19.9 7 36 732 20.3 8
9 Stacey Bailey 27 517 19.1 6 27 517 19.1 6
10 Tracy Franz 13 184 14.2 3 13 184 14.2 3
11 Ken Taylor 7 218 31.1 1 7 218 31.1 1
12 Bill Nicholas 5 70 14.0 0 5 70 14.0 0
13 Chris Sutton 4 43 10.8 0 4 43 10.8 0

Defense & Fumbles

Stats include bowl game
Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Brian Hawkins 4 40 10.0 0
2 Glen McClaren 4 50 12.5 0
3 Ken Thomas 4 103 25.8 2
4 Bob Overly 3 26 8.7 0
5 Ken Daniel 2 0 0.0 0
6 Gill Byrd 1 8 8.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Stats include bowl game
Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Tim Kearse 19 375 19.7 0 19 167 8.8 0
2 Mervyn Fernandez 7 92 13.1 0
3 Mike Delgado 6 97 16.2 0 2 3 1.5 0
4 Roy Smally 3 44 14.7 0
5 Ron Thornburg 2 9 4.5 0
6 Glen McClaren 2 10 5.0 0
7 Randy Teasley 1 18 18.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Stats include bowl game
Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Mike Berg 43 46 93.5 11 17 64.7 76 68 2729 40.1