Statistics Summary for 1977 
 

  Date Opponent   Score   Attend   Site Notes
* 9/10/1977 PURDUE W 19-14 53014 East Lansing, Mich.
9/17/1977 WASHINGTON STATE L 21-23 50263 East Lansing, Mich.
9/24/1977 WYOMING W 34-16 56214 East Lansing, Mich.
10/1/1977 at Notre Dame L 6-16 59075 Notre Dame, Ind.
* 10/8/1977 MICHIGAN L 14-24 78183 East Lansing, Mich.
* 10/15/1977 at Indiana T 13-13 36982 Bloomington, Ind.
* 10/22/1977 at Wisconsin W 9-7 79203 Madison, Wis.
* 10/29/1977 ILLINOIS W 49-20 70589 East Lansing, Mich.
* 11/5/1977 at Minnesota W 29-10 30600 Minneapolis, Minn.
* 11/12/1977 NORTHWESTERN W 44-3 61238 East Lansing, Mich.
* 11/19/1977 at Iowa W 22-16 43700 Iowa City, Iowa
 
Overall: 7-3-1
Conference: 6-1-1
Home: 4-2
Away: 3-1-1
Neutral: 0-0


Rushing g att gain loss net avg td long avg/g
Earley, Jim 0 109 668 0 668 6.1 3 62 0.0
Gibson, Kirk 11 5 50 0 50 10.0 0 35 4.5
Hans, Michael 0 16 76 0 76 4.8 0 12 0.0
Lawson, Marshal 0 6 0 12 -12 -2.0 0 6 0.0
McGee, Leroy 0 162 720 0 720 4.4 6 61 0.0
Middleton, Lonn 0 39 233 0 233 6.0 1 18 0.0
Reeves, Bruce 0 53 266 0 266 5.0 3 19 0.0
Rollick, Nick 0 4 4 0 4 1.0 0 2 0.0
Ross, Eric 0 3 16 0 16 5.3 0 7 0.0
Schramm, Andy 0 4 28 0 28 7.0 0 13 0.0
Smith, Ed 11 37 0 160 -160 -4.3 1 11 -14.5
Smith, Steve 11 51 265 0 265 5.2 4 29 24.1
Vaughn, Bert 0 4 0 14 -14 -3.5 0 1 0.0
Vielhaber, John 0 2 6 0 6 3.0 0 6 0.0
Williams, Van 0 5 22 0 22 4.4 1 12 0.0
Team totals 11 500 2168 0 2168 4.3 20 62 197.1
Opp totals 11 549 1818 0 1818 3.3 9 23 165.3
 

Passing g comp-att-int pct yds td long avg/g effic
Lawson, Marshal 0 7-15-0 46.7 100 0 22 0.0 102.67
McGee, Leroy 0 0-1-1 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 -200.00
Smith, Ed 11 117-240-14 48.8 1731 10 85 157.4 111.42
Vaughn, Bert 0 1-1-0 100.0 46 0 46 0.0 486.40
Team totals 11 125-257-15 48.6 1877 10 85 170.6 111.15
Opp totals 11 114-248-15 46.0 1765 8 53 160.5 104.30
 
Receiving g no. yds avg td long avg/g
Brammer, Mark 0 27 385 14.3 1 25 0.0
Earley, Jim 0 17 148 8.7 1 21 0.0
Gibson, Kirk 11 22 531 24.1 6 85 48.3
Hans, Michael 0 8 65 8.1 0 16 0.0
Harris, Barry 0 9 129 14.3 0 27 0.0
Hoye, Walter 0 1 46 46.0 0 46 0.0
Jones, Mark 0 2 32 16.0 0 17 0.0
McGee, Leroy 0 10 90 9.0 0 26 0.0
Middleton, Lonn 0 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.0
Reeves, Bruce 0 4 24 6.0 0 14 0.0
Smith, Steve 11 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.6
Wilson, Edgar 0 23 418 18.2 2 45 0.0
Team totals 11 125 1877 15.0 10 85 170.6
Opp totals 11 114 1765 15.5 8 53 160.5
 
Scoring g td fg k-pat 2xp dxp saf pts
Brammer, Mark 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Earley, Jim 0 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 24
Gibson, Kirk 11 6 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 36
McGee, Leroy 0 6 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 36
Middleton, Lonn 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Nielson, Hans 0 0 17-28 27-30 0 0 0 78
Reeves, Bruce 0 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 18
Smith, Ed 11 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Smith, Steve 11 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 24
Williams, Van 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Wilson, Edgar 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 12
Team totals 11 30 17-28 27-30 0 0 0 258
Opp totals 11 18 13-23 15-18 0 0 0 162
 
Total offense g rush pass total avg/g
Earley, Jim 0 668 0 668 0.0
Gibson, Kirk 11 50 0 50 4.5
Hans, Michael 0 76 0 76 0.0
Lawson, Marshal 0 -12 100 88 0.0
McGee, Leroy 0 720 0 720 0.0
Middleton, Lonn 0 233 0 233 0.0
Reeves, Bruce 0 266 0 266 0.0
Rollick, Nick 0 4 0 4 0.0
Ross, Eric 0 16 0 16 0.0
Schramm, Andy 0 28 0 28 0.0
Smith, Ed 11 -160 1731 1571 142.8
Smith, Steve 11 265 0 265 24.1
Vaughn, Bert 0 -14 46 32 0.0
Vielhaber, John 0 6 0 6 0.0
Williams, Van 0 22 0 22 0.0
Team totals 11 2168 1877 4045 367.7
Opp totals 11 1818 1765 3583 325.7
 
Punt returns no. yards td long avg
Anderson, Mark 4 4 0 3 1.0
Gibson, Kirk 1 10 0 10 10.0
Lawson, Marshal 18 152 0 24 8.4
Reeves, Bruce 2 10 0 10 5.0
Stanton, Jerome 3 19 0 9 6.3
Team totals 28 195 0 24 7.0
Opp totals 29 199 0 45 6.9
 
Kick returns no. yards td long avg
Earley, Jim 1 13 0 13 13.0
Gibson, Kirk 1 25 0 25 25.0
Imhoff, Mike 1 15 0 15 15.0
Reeves, Bruce 19 387 0 52 20.4
Smith, Steve 6 77 0 28 12.8
Stanton, Jerome 2 66 0 41 33.0
Team totals 30 593 0 52 19.8
Opp totals 27 551 1 98 20.4
 
Interceptions no. yards td long avg
Anderson, Mark 6 58 0 21 0.1
Bass, Dan 2 9 0 7 0.2
Burroughs, Jim 2 0 0 0 0.0
Davis, Alan 1 0 0 0 0.0
Imhoff, Mike 4 9 0 7 0.4
Team totals 15 76 0 21 0.2
Opp totals 15 169 0 25 0.1
 
Fumble returns no. yards td long avg
Team totals 0 0 0 0 0.0
Opp totals 0 0 0 0 0.0
 
All purpose g rush rcv pr kr ir total avg/g
Anderson, Mark 0 0 0 4 0 58 62 0.0
Bass, Dan 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 0.0
Brammer, Mark 0 0 385 0 0 0 385 0.0
Earley, Jim 0 668 148 0 13 0 829 0.0
Gibson, Kirk 11 50 531 10 25 0 616 56.0
Hans, Michael 0 76 65 0 0 0 141 0.0
Harris, Barry 0 0 129 0 0 0 129 0.0
Hoye, Walter 0 0 46 0 0 0 46 0.0
Imhoff, Mike 0 0 0 0 15 9 24 0.0
Jones, Mark 0 0 32 0 0 0 32 0.0
Lawson, Marshal 0 -12 0 152 0 0 140 0.0
McGee, Leroy 0 720 90 0 0 0 810 0.0
Middleton, Lonn 0 233 2 0 0 0 235 0.0
Reeves, Bruce 0 266 24 10 387 0 687 0.0
Rollick, Nick 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
Ross, Eric 0 16 0 0 0 0 16 0.0
Schramm, Andy 0 28 0 0 0 0 28 0.0
Smith, Ed 11 -160 0 0 0 0 -160 -14.5
Smith, Steve 11 265 7 0 77 0 349 31.7
Stanton, Jerome 0 0 0 19 66 0 85 0.0
Vaughn, Bert 0 -14 0 0 0 0 -14 0.0
Vielhaber, John 0 6 0 0 0 0 6 0.0
Williams, Van 0 22 0 0 0 0 22 0.0
Wilson, Edgar 0 0 418 0 0 0 418 0.0
Team totals 11 2168 1877 195 593 76 4909 446.3
Opp totals 11 1818 1765 199 551 169 4502 409.3
 
Punting no. yds avg lg tb fc i20 50+ blk
Stachowicz, Ray 58 2252 38.8 55 0 0 0 0 0
Team totals 58 2252 38.8 55 0 0 0 0 0
Opp totals 67 2323 34.7 0 0 0 0 0 69
 
Field goals made att pct long blkd
Nielson, Hans 17 28 60.7 53 0
Team totals 17 28 60.7 53 0
Opp totals 13 23 56.5 0 0
 
Extra points g ua a tot tfl-yds sack-yds int-yds brup qbh fr-yds ff blk saf
Bass, Dan 0 65 69 134 3.0 - 17 - 2 - 9 4 - 4 - 0 - - -
Bethea, Larry 11 45 44 89 18.0 - 93 16.0 - 90 - - - 3 - 0 - - -
Birney, Tom 0 2 1 3 - - - - - - - - -
Brammer, Mark 0 4 2 6 - - - - - 1 - 0 - - -
Burroughs, Jim 0 9 2 11 - - 2 - 0 2 - - - - -
Converse, Craig 0 6 4 10 2.0 - 1 - - - - 1 - 0 - - -
Davis, Alan 0 10 4 14 - - 1 - 0 2 - - - - -
Dean, Mike 0 40 50 90 4.0 - 12 - - - - 3 - 0 - - -
Decker, Mike 0 8 6 14 2.0 - 9 - - - - - - - -
Densmore, Mike 0 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Earley, Jim 0 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Fedore, Craig 0 31 35 66 7.0 - 36 - - 2 - 2 - 0 - - -
Fields, Angelo 0 7 3 10 3.0 - 16 - - - - 2 - 0 - - -
Foster, Matt 0 6 2 8 - - - - - - - - -
Gibson, Kirk 11 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Graves, Tom 0 10 5 15 1.0 - 2 - - 4 - - - - -
Hans, Michael 0 4 2 6 - - - - - - - - -
Hay, Bernard 0 23 9 32 1.0 - 1 - - - - - - - -
Haynes, Johnny 0 1 1 2 - - - - - - - - -
Hinesly, James 0 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Imhoff, Mike 0 29 17 46 - - 4 - 9 6 - 1 - 0 - - -
Jones, Eric 0 2 3 5 - - - - - - - - -
Land, Melvin 0 55 47 102 9.0 - 39 - - 1 - 2 - 0 - - -
Lonce, Craig 0 1 2 3 1.0 - 0 - - - - - - - -
McCormick, John 0 6 6 12 - - - - - - - - -
McGee, Leroy 0 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Otis, Steve 0 10 1 11 - - - 1 - - - - -
Peterson, Tom 0 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Radelet, Dave 0 11 2 13 - - - - - - - - -
Robinson, Ken 0 0 2 2 - - - 1 - - - - -
Rowekamp, Kim 0 16 19 35 3.0 - 7 - - 1 - 2 - 0 - - -
Rudzinski, Paul 0 56 66 122 5.0 - 8 - - 2 - 2 - 0 - - -
Savage, Larry 0 5 2 7 - - - - - - - - -
Schramm, Andy 0 1 1 2 - - - - - - - - -
Sheeran, Brett 0 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Smith, Willie 0 1 2 3 - - - - - 1 - 0 - - -
Stanton, Jerome 0 22 8 30 - - - 5 - - - - -
Strata, Rodney 0 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Tapling, Mark 0 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Williams, Terry 0 2 4 6 - - - - - - - - -
Williams, Van 0 0 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
Wilson, Edgar 0 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Team totals 11 548 457 1005 62.0 - 249 - 15 - 76 40 - 26 - 0 - - -
Opp totals 11 0 0 0 - - 15 - 169 - - - - - -
 
Team statistics Team totals Opponent
1st downs rushing 104 98
1st downs passing 82 81
1st downs penalty 12 16
1st downs total 198 195
Penalties against 60 56
Penalty yards 654 611
Fumbles 27 32
Fumbles lost 16 27
3rd-down convert 0-0 0-0
4th-down convert 0-0 0-0
Time of possession 0:00 0:00
Misc yards 0 0