1978 Leaders

Pass Completion Percentage
1. Steve DilsStanford 63.2
2. Buddy TeevensDartmouth 60.3
3. Phil BradleyMissouri 60.2
4. David HendersonFurman 59.9
5. Jordan CaseNorth Texas 58.7
6. Tom Sorley* • Nebraska 58.5
7. Wally WoodhamFlorida State 58.0
8. Ed SmithMichigan State 57.9
9. Mike FordSouthern Methodist 57.6
10. Mark HaldaSan Diego State 57.3
11. Roch HontasTulane 56.8
12. Dave MarlerMississippi State 56.8
13. Larry BrownHarvard 56.7
14. Paul McDonald* • Southern California 56.7
15. Chuck FusinaPenn State 56.6
16. Paul McGaffiganLong Beach State 56.3
17. Rich CampbellCalifornia 56.0
18. Randy HertelRice 55.9
19. Steve BrownAppalachian State 55.9
20. David WebberWake Forest 55.5
Passing Yards
1. Mike FordSouthern Methodist 3007
2. Steve DilsStanford 2943
3. David SpriggsNew Mexico State 2558
4. Dave MarlerMississippi State 2422
5. Jack ThompsonWashington State 2333
6. Rich CampbellCalifornia 2287
7. Ed LutherSan Jose State 2275
8. Mark HaldaSan Diego State 2262
9. Ed SmithMichigan State 2226
10. Paul McGaffiganLong Beach State 2165
11. Eric HippleUtah State 2088
12. Mike PuseyWestern Carolina 2046
13. Randy GomezUtah 2027
14. Bruce ParkerPacific 2019
15. Joe MontanaNotre Dame 2010
16. Brad WrightNew Mexico 1925
17. Mark HerrmannPurdue 1904
18. Chuck FusinaPenn State 1859
19. Mike WrightBowling Green State 1852
20. Dan ManucciKansas State 1808
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. David HendersonFurman 9.3
2. Dave RaderTulsa 9.1
3. Larry BrownHarvard 8.8
4. Tom Sorley* • Nebraska 8.7
5. Dave MarlerMississippi State 8.4
6. Paul McDonald* • Southern California 8.3
7. Steve BrownAppalachian State 8.2
8. Pat O'BrienYale 8.1
9. Steve Fuller* • Clemson 8.1
10. David SpriggsNew Mexico State 8.1
11. Phil BradleyMissouri 7.9
12. John BrantleyFlorida 7.8
13. Wally WoodhamFlorida State 7.8
14. Rich CampbellCalifornia 7.8
15. Joe MontanaNotre Dame 7.7
16. Mike FordSouthern Methodist 7.7
17. Chuck FusinaPenn State 7.7
18. Brad WrightNew Mexico 7.7
19. Dan ManucciKansas State 7.6
20. Ed SmithMichigan State 7.6
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Dave RaderTulsa 9.2
2. David HendersonFurman 9.1
3. Paul McDonald* • Southern California 8.6
4. Steve BrownAppalachian State 8.4
5. Larry BrownHarvard 8.2
6. Tom Sorley* • Nebraska 8.1
7. Steve Fuller* • Clemson 7.9
8. Ed SmithMichigan State 7.8
9. Jordan CaseNorth Texas 7.5
10. Wally WoodhamFlorida State 7.0
11. Phil BradleyMissouri 6.9
12. Joe MontanaNotre Dame 6.9
13. Steve DilsStanford 6.9
14. Jimmy JordanFlorida State 6.5
15. Dave MarlerMississippi State 6.5
16. Buddy TeevensDartmouth 6.4
17. Jeff DuvaHawaii 6.4
18. Chuck FusinaPenn State 6.4
19. Ron ReevesTexas Tech 6.3
20. Doug RobertsonNevada-Las Vegas 6.2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. David HendersonFurman 152.5
2. Paul McDonald* • Southern California 150.6
3. Tom Sorley* • Nebraska 145.7
4. Dave RaderTulsa 144.3
5. Larry BrownHarvard 144.3
6. Steve BrownAppalachian State 141.3
7. Ed SmithMichigan State 139.0
8. Steve DilsStanford 137.3
9. Phil BradleyMissouri 135.0
10. Wally WoodhamFlorida State 133.0
11. Jordan CaseNorth Texas 132.8
12. Steve Fuller* • Clemson 130.1
13. Jimmy JordanFlorida State 128.7
14. Dave MarlerMississippi State 128.5
15. Jeff DuvaHawaii 127.0
16. Chuck FusinaPenn State 126.2
17. Randy GomezUtah 125.9
18. Mike FordSouthern Methodist 125.1
19. Roch HontasTulane 125.1
20. Joe MontanaNotre Dame 124.9
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Kenny KingOklahoma 7.9
2. Billy SimsOklahoma 7.6
3. Leon WalkerNevada-Las Vegas 7.1
4. Tony NathanAlabama 6.9
5. Steve SmithMichigan State 6.7
6. Nathan PooleLouisville 6.6
7. Eddie EstesAppalachian State 6.5
8. Obie GravesCal State Fullerton 6.5
9. Major OgilvieAlabama 6.5
10. Gwain DurdenChattanooga 6.4
11. Darrin NelsonStanford 6.4
12. Bernell QuinnSouthern Illinois 6.2
13. Frank MordicaVanderbilt 6.2
14. Theotis Brown* • UCLA 6.1
15. Emmett KingHouston 6.0
16. Leroy McGeeMichigan State 6.0
17. Nathan JohnsonLouisiana-Monroe 5.9
18. James BrooksAuburn 5.9
19. Tom StaussWisconsin 5.9
20. Joe MorrisSyracuse 5.9
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Joe BurkeChattanooga 28.1
2. Holden SmithCalifornia 24.7
3. Kevin HouseSouthern Illinois 23.7
4. Spider GainesWashington 22.5
5. John FloydLouisiana-Monroe 22.4
6. Godfrey TurnerTexas Tech 22.0
7. Kris HainesNotre Dame 21.8
8. Ralph Clayton* • Michigan 21.8
9. Mardye McDoleMississippi State 21.6
10. Rickey WattsTulsa 21.5
11. Sam PlattFlorida State 21.3
12. Doug Donley* • Ohio State 21.2
13. Carlos CarsonLouisiana State 21.0
14. Jerry TaylorTulsa 20.9
15. Calvin Sweeney* • Southern California 20.1
16. Greg LaetschFurman 20.0
17. Chris DeFranceArizona State 19.9
18. David Dorn* • Rutgers 19.8
19. Ernest GrayMemphis 19.7
20. Jerome MillerArkansas State 19.7
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Charles White* • Southern California 2052
2. Obie GravesCal State Fullerton 1892
3. Eddie Lee IveryGeorgia Tech 1800
4. Billy SimsOklahoma 1797
5. Ted BrownNorth Carolina State 1547
6. Bernard JacksonNorth Texas 1529
7. James HadnotTexas Tech 1521
8. Darrin NelsonStanford 1507
9. Jerome PersellWestern Michigan 1437
10. Charles AlexanderLouisiana State 1435
11. Allen HarvinCincinnati 1433
12. Nathan PooleLouisville 1430
13. Joe HollandCornell 1427
14. Kevin ColeSan Jose State 1387
15. Marion BarberMinnesota 1381
16. Vagas FergusonNotre Dame 1363
17. Theotis Brown* • UCLA 1357
18. Willie McClendonGeorgia 1339
19. Steve AtkinsMaryland 1334
20. Ottis AndersonMiami (FL) 1313
Punt Return Yards Per Return
1. Ira MatthewsWisconsin 16.9
2. David Dorn* • Rutgers 16.0
3. Richard EllenderMcNeese State 15.8
4. Matt SuheyPenn State 15.2
5. Kenny Brown* • Nebraska 14.6
6. Richard BlackmoreMississippi State 14.1
7. Gerald HallEast Carolina 13.3
8. Howard RobinsonLamar 12.8
9. Woody Jordan* • Clemson 12.8
10. Darrin NelsonStanford 12.7
11. Larry CarterKentucky 12.2
12. Scott WoernerGeorgia 12.0
13. Buster JohnsonEastern Michigan 12.0
14. Eddie HoodVanderbilt 11.9
15. Charlie GreenKansas State 11.2
16. Judson FlintMemphis 11.1
17. Dean FischerColorado State 11.1
18. D.K. PerrySouthern Methodist 10.7
19. Robert MaloneTennessee 10.6
20. Mike GumanPenn State 10.6
Kickoff Return Yards Per Return
1. Ottis AndersonMiami (FL) 32.9
2. Drew HillGeorgia Tech 30.0
3. Howard BallageColorado 29.4
4. Ken HillYale 29.3
5. Sean McCallVirginia 26.9
6. Jesse WilliamsRichmond 26.8
7. Lindsay ScottGeorgia 26.4
8. Charles FowlerAppalachian State 26.4
9. Theotis Brown* • UCLA 26.3
10. Cris CollinsworthFlorida 26.3
11. David Dorn* • Rutgers 26.1
12. Stan WebsterSan Jose State 26.0
13. Hokie GajanLouisiana State 25.8
14. Mark HunterMiami (OH) 25.7
15. Rick MossPurdue 25.7
16. Tim HillNorthwestern 25.2
17. Mike CobbCornell 25.1
18. Ralph PolillioHarvard 25.0
19. Tony CollinsEast Carolina 24.9
Anthony CollinsEast Carolina 24.9
Kickoff Return Touchdowns
1. Ottis AndersonMiami (FL) 2
Drew HillGeorgia Tech 2
Interception Return Touchdowns
1. Jeff GriffinUtah 3
2. David HillSouthern Methodist 2
Leonard MitchellHouston 2
Jeff NixonRichmond 2
Stan ShibataPacific 2
Anthony WashingtonCalifornia 2
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