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1977 Passing Stats

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National Champion: Notre Dame (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Earl Campbell (Texas)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Lou Holtz (Arkansas)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Notre Dame

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78 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Matt Cavanaugh* Pittsburgh Ind 110 187 58.8 1844 9.9 10.0 15 6 161.7 87 62 0.7 4
2 Melvin Williams Mississippi Valley State SWAC 84 156 53.8 1552 9.9 6.6 5 14 130.0 76 -206 -2.7 2
3 Doug Williams* Grambling State SWAC 181 352 51.4 3286 9.3 9.2 38 18 155.2 25 -37 -1.5 0
4 Keith Thibodeaux Louisiana Tech Southland 137 260 52.7 2384 9.2 6.9 9 17 128.1 80 -59 -0.7 5
5 Bret Kosup Rutgers Ind 82 157 52.2 1445 9.2 8.8 10 6 142.9 34 -78 -2.3 2
6 Chuck Fusina Penn State Ind 142 246 57.7 2221 9.0 8.6 15 9 146.4 29 -53 -1.8 1
7 Bob Relph Colgate Ind 142 241 58.9 2178 9.0 7.7 20 16 148.9 74 227 3.1 8
8 Dave Wilson Ball State MAC 115 177 65.0 1589 9.0 9.1 17 7 164.2 110 302 2.7 9
9 Rob Hertel* Southern California Pac-8 132 245 53.9 2145 8.8 7.0 19 18 138.3 39 -92 -2.4 1
10 Marc Wilson Brigham Young WAC 164 277 59.2 2418 8.7 7.5 24 18 148.1 81 20 0.2 2
11 Joe Montana Notre Dame Ind 99 189 52.4 1604 8.5 7.7 11 8 134.4 32 5 0.2 6
12 Larry Brown Harvard Ivy 79 139 56.8 1186 8.5 8.2 11 6 146.0 66 57 0.9 1
13 Steve Fuller Clemson ACC 96 182 52.7 1497 8.2 8.1 8 4 131.9 165 403 2.4 6
14 Wally Woodham Florida State Ind 94 154 61.0 1270 8.2 6.9 8 8 137.1 41 -7 -0.2 5
15 Joe Davis San Diego State Ind 174 290 60.0 2360 8.1 7.9 24 12 147.4 46 -118 -2.6 1
16 Ken Smith Boston College Ind 149 257 58.0 2073 8.1 5.9 17 20 132.0 38 -121 -3.2 1
17 Warren Moon Washington Pac-8 113 199 56.8 1584 8.0 7.5 11 7 134.9 99 266 2.7 6
18 Larry Fortner Miami (OH) MAC 109 186 58.6 1473 7.9 8.6 15 4 147.4 170 349 2.1 5
19 Lloyd Patterson Memphis Ind 73 169 43.2 1336 7.9 6.8 9 8 117.7 91 138 1.5 3
20 Mike Pusey Western Carolina Southern 140 248 56.5 1939 7.8 6.7 13 12 129.7 53 46 0.9 3
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Steve Raklovits Eastern Michigan MAC 123 228 53.9 1784 7.8 4.6 8 20 113.7 105 354 3.4 6
22 Mark Herrmann Purdue Big Ten 175 319 54.9 2453 7.7 5.0 18 27 121.1 35 -263 -7.5 0
23 Andy Vetter Ohio MAC 116 202 57.4 1548 7.7 5.8 10 13 125.3 160 185 1.2 11
24 Guy Benjamin Stanford Pac-8 208 330 63.0 2521 7.6 6.7 19 15 137.1 43 -112 -2.6 2
25 Dennis Sproul Arizona State WAC 113 220 51.4 1667 7.6 5.9 13 14 121.8 92 146 1.6 5
26 Charlie Young California Pac-8 135 249 54.2 1875 7.5 6.1 12 13 122.9 48 1 0.0 4
27 Jeff Duva Hawaii Ind 105 197 53.3 1487 7.5 6.7 10 8 125.3 71 70 1.0 1
28 Eric Hipple Utah State Ind 91 173 52.6 1301 7.5 5.8 10 11 122.1 48 44 0.9 0
29 Bud Nelson Marshall Southern 76 158 48.1 1187 7.5 5.6 10 11 118.2 110 145 1.3 3
30 Gifford Nielsen Brigham Young WAC 98 156 62.8 1167 7.5 8.7 16 3 155.7 29 -25 -0.9 0
31 Mark Miller Bowling Green State MAC 164 285 57.5 2103 7.4 6.3 12 12 125.0 116 30 0.3 6
32 Dan Graham Colorado State WAC 97 228 42.5 1692 7.4 6.7 17 11 119.8 67 -68 -1.0 2
33 Dan Kendra West Virginia Ind 121 226 53.5 1674 7.4 5.2 13 17 119.7 52 -111 -2.1 1
34 Kennon Taylor Arkansas State Southland 92 190 48.4 1404 7.4 5.1 5 12 106.5 130 285 2.2 7
35 Leamon Hall Army Ind 151 265 57.0 1944 7.3 5.4 15 18 123.7 81 -21 -0.3 8
36 Jack Thompson Washington State Pac-8 192 329 58.4 2372 7.2 6.2 13 13 124.1 58 -33 -0.6 4
37 Ed Smith Michigan State Big Ten 117 240 48.8 1731 7.2 5.4 10 14 111.4 37 -160 -4.3 1
38 Bill Hurley Syracuse Ind 108 201 53.7 1455 7.2 6.7 8 6 121.7 200 625 3.1 2
39 Jim Andrus Wichita State MVC 119 236 50.4 1684 7.1 5.0 15 18 116.1 105 192 1.8 2
40 Mike Ford Southern Methodist SWC 153 301 50.8 2064 6.9 4.6 11 20 107.2 57 -138 -2.4 2
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Tom Rozantz William & Mary Ind 84 186 45.2 1280 6.9 4.7 7 12 102.5 111 420 3.8 7
42 Roch Hontas Tulane Ind 118 186 63.4 1277 6.9 5.5 5 8 121.4 62 -73 -1.2 2
43 Jimmy Jordan Florida State Ind 80 166 48.2 1139 6.9 5.6 10 9 114.9 29 -159 -5.5 0
44 David Henderson Furman Southern 89 158 56.3 1089 6.9 5.7 6 7 117.9 67 70 1.0 2
45 Joe Adams Tennessee State Ind 74 146 50.7 1001 6.9 6.7 12 6 127.2 32 -113 -3.5 1
46 Mark Whipple Brown Ivy 77 143 53.8 989 6.9 5.3 4 7 111.4 147 354 2.4 6
47 Bob Lesczynski Navy Ind 110 223 49.3 1509 6.8 4.1 8 17 102.8 77 -25 -0.3 5
48 Johnny Evans North Carolina State ACC 93 203 45.8 1357 6.7 5.3 8 10 105.1 124 184 1.5 2
49 Jeff Knapple Colorado Big 8 79 180 43.9 1203 6.7 3.9 4 13 92.9 64 108 1.7 5
50 Roy Henry Louisiana-Lafayette Southland 129 275 46.9 1812 6.6 5.5 14 13 109.6 52 -137 -2.6 1
51 Mike Wright Vanderbilt SEC 106 211 50.2 1383 6.6 5.5 5 7 106.5 159 188 1.2 3
52 Pat Carey Temple Ind 77 163 47.2 1074 6.6 4.8 1 7 96.0 44 -6 -0.1 1
53 Mike Dunn Duke ACC 102 191 53.4 1239 6.5 5.1 7 9 110.6 161 576 3.6 7
54 Ron Bass South Carolina Ind 82 176 46.6 1140 6.5 3.9 4 12 94.9 151 177 1.2 4
55 Randy Gomez Utah WAC 155 315 49.2 2015 6.4 4.7 10 16 103.3 45 -35 -0.8 1
56 Oscar Ramirez Texas-El Paso WAC 83 202 41.1 1252 6.2 3.7 13 17 97.6 80 -14 -0.2 1
57 Mike McGlamry Wake Forest ACC 133 252 52.8 1532 6.1 3.8 5 15 98.5 39 -33 -0.8 1
58 Bill Blankenship Tulsa MVC 93 211 44.1 1293 6.1 4.1 3 11 89.8 85 84 1.0 4
59 Rick Horacek New Mexico State MVC 84 182 46.2 1111 6.1 3.5 3 12 89.7 128 423 3.3 7
60 Bruce Threadgill Mississippi State SEC 91 219 41.6 1317 6.0 4.0 7 13 90.7 143 274 1.9 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Steve Ensminger Louisiana State SEC 71 159 44.7 952 6.0 6.0 9 4 108.6 71 206 2.9 6
62 Steve Bayuk Texas Christian SWC 114 250 45.6 1474 5.9 4.7 14 13 103.2 134 154 1.1 4
63 Dale Bunn Cal State Fullerton PCAA 83 163 50.9 954 5.9 4.6 3 6 98.8 117 281 2.4 6
64 Jack Henderson Oregon Pac-8 108 223 48.4 1286 5.8 4.8 5 7 98.0 91 -17 -0.2 2
65 Ed Luther San Jose State PCAA 126 268 47.0 1527 5.7 4.8 11 10 101.0 31 -65 -2.1 2
66 Pete Kraker Northern Illinois MAC 103 183 56.3 1034 5.7 4.0 5 9 102.9 66 -161 -2.4 1
67 Derrick Ramsey Kentucky SEC 74 156 47.4 892 5.7 4.8 6 6 100.5 159 618 3.9 13
68 Marty Crosby Citadel Southern 117 237 49.4 1332 5.6 2.7 1 16 84.5 66 -57 -0.9 1
69 Butch Monaghan Illinois State Ind 102 224 45.5 1215 5.4 4.1 10 11 96.0 85 132 1.6 3
70 Dan Dodd Drake MVC 85 173 49.1 939 5.4 4.9 7 5 102.3 89 -82 -0.9 1
71 Wendell Henrikson Kansas State Big 8 72 163 44.2 882 5.4 2.5 3 12 81.0 46 -97 -2.1 0
72 Kevin Burns Columbia Ivy 60 143 42.0 770 5.4 2.2 2 11 76.4 106 177 1.7 7
73 Dave Ziebart Air Force Ind 140 298 47.0 1562 5.2 2.5 8 22 85.1 140 173 1.2 2
74 John Steele Alcorn State SWAC 60 160 37.5 828 5.2 1.5 4 15 70.5 17 -15 -0.9 1
75 Jim Freitas Long Beach State PCAA 124 264 47.0 1358 5.1 3.6 15 16 96.8 45 -121 -2.7 0
76 Randy Hertel Rice SWC 156 356 43.8 1620 4.6 2.0 9 24 76.9 57 -159 -2.8 1
77 John Norman Oregon State Pac-8 90 200 45.0 929 4.6 3.4 6 8 85.9 127 101 0.8 1
78 Richard Warfield Prairie View A&M SWAC 64 181 35.4 728 4.0 -0.2 2 18 52.9 102 105 1.0 9