Statistics Summary for 1978 
 

  Date Opponent   Score   Attend   Site Notes
* 9/16/1978 at Purdue L 14-21 60365
9/23/1978 SYRACUSE W 49-21 74511 East Lansing, Mich.
9/29/1978 at Southern California L 9-30 65319 Los Angeles, Calif.
10/7/1978 NOTRE DAME L 25-29 77087 East Lansing, Mich.
* 10/14/1978 at Michigan W 24-15 105132 Ann Arbor, Mich.
* 10/21/1978 INDIANA W 49-14 76013 East Lansing, Mich.
* 10/28/1978 WISCONSIN W 55-2 70114 East Lansing, Mich.
* 11/4/1978 at Illinois W 59-19 48077 Champaign, Ill.
* 11/11/1978 MINNESOTA W 33-9 72122 East Lansing, Mich.
* 11/18/1978 at Northwestern W 52-3 14157 Evanston, Ill.
* 11/25/1978 IOWA W 42-7 57007 East Lansing, Mich.
 
Overall: 8-3
Conference: 7-1
Home: 5-1
Away: 3-2
Neutral: 0-0


Rushing g att gain loss net avg td long avg/g
Byrd, Eugene 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 0 9 0.0
Clark, Bryan 0 2 10 0 10 5.0 0 7 0.0
Gibson, Kirk 11 7 53 0 53 7.6 2 21 4.8
Hans, Mike 0 26 150 0 150 5.8 1 17 0.0
Howard, Samson 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 0 5 0.0
Hughes, Derek 0 42 408 0 408 9.7 4 49 0.0
McClelland, D. 0 2 4 0 4 2.0 0 3 0.0
McGee, Leroy 0 78 465 0 465 6.0 4 64 0.0
Middleton, Lonn 0 61 275 0 275 4.5 5 23 0.0
Petross, Lance 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0 2 0.0
Reeves, Bruce 0 73 339 0 339 4.6 5 41 0.0
Schramm, Andy 0 49 195 0 195 4.0 2 18 0.0
Smith, Ed 11 29 21 0 21 0.7 1 30 1.9
Smith, Steve 11 115 772 0 772 6.7 8 38 70.2
Stachowicz, Bob 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 0 0 0.0
Vaughn, Bert 0 10 -44 0 -44 -4.4 0 0 0.0
Team totals 11 498 2708 45 2663 5.3 32 64 242.1
Opp totals 11 503 1824 0 1824 3.6 12 38 165.8
 

Passing g comp-att-int pct yds td long avg/g effic
Clark, Bryan 0 4-8-1 50.0 59 0 18 0.0 86.95
Smith, Ed 11 169-292-8 57.9 2226 20 86 202.4 139.04
Vaughn, Bert 0 21-40-1 52.5 346 2 38 0.0 136.66
Team totals 11 194-340-10 57.1 2631 22 86 239.2 137.53
Opp totals 11 109-260-15 41.9 1380 9 50 125.5 86.39
 
Receiving g no. yds avg td long avg/g
Brammer, Mark 0 33 360 10.9 2 22 0.0
Byrd, Eugene 0 43 718 16.7 7 59 0.0
Gibson, Kirk 11 42 806 19.2 7 86 73.3
Hans, Mike 0 3 59 19.7 2 53 0.0
Harris, Barry 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 0 0.0
Howard, Samson 0 10 189 18.9 3 55 0.0
Hughes, Derek 0 2 23 11.5 0 13 0.0
McGee, Leroy 0 14 120 8.6 0 40 0.0
Middleton, Lonn 0 13 72 5.5 1 21 0.0
Reeves, Bruce 0 6 29 4.8 0 11 0.0
Schramm, Andy 0 9 60 6.7 0 14 0.0
Shafer, Charlie 0 2 30 15.0 0 15 0.0
Smith, Steve 11 13 116 8.9 0 33 10.5
Williams, Jim 0 3 41 13.7 0 14 0.0
Team totals 11 194 2631 13.6 22 86 239.2
Opp totals 11 109 1380 12.7 9 50 125.5
 
Scoring g td fg k-pat 2xp dxp saf pts
Andersen, Mort. 0 0 7-16 52-54 0 0 0 73
Bass, Dan 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Brammer, Mark 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 12
Byrd, Eugene 0 7 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 42
Gibson, Kirk 11 9 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 54
Hans, Mike 0 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 18
Howard, Samson 0 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 18
Hughes, Derek 0 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 24
McGee, Leroy 0 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 24
Middleton, Lonn 0 6 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 36
Reeves, Bruce 0 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 30
Schramm, Andy 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 12
Smith, Ed 11 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 6
Smith, Steve 11 8 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 48
Team totals 11 55 7-16 52-54 0 0 0 403
Opp totals 11 23 3-10 17-20 0 0 0 164
 
Total offense g rush pass total avg/g
Byrd, Eugene 0 9 0 9 0.0
Clark, Bryan 0 10 59 69 0.0
Gibson, Kirk 11 53 0 53 4.8
Hans, Mike 0 150 0 150 0.0
Howard, Samson 0 5 0 5 0.0
Hughes, Derek 0 408 0 408 0.0
McClelland, D. 0 4 0 4 0.0
McGee, Leroy 0 465 0 465 0.0
Middleton, Lonn 0 275 0 275 0.0
Petross, Lance 0 2 0 2 0.0
Reeves, Bruce 0 339 0 339 0.0
Schramm, Andy 0 195 0 195 0.0
Smith, Ed 11 21 2226 2247 204.3
Smith, Steve 11 772 0 772 70.2
Stachowicz, Bob 0 -1 0 -1 0.0
Vaughn, Bert 0 -44 346 302 0.0
Team totals 11 2663 2631 5294 481.3
Opp totals 11 1824 1380 3204 291.3
 
Punt returns no. yards td long avg
Anderson, Mark 2 14 0 11 7.0
Hughes, Derek 1 2 0 2 2.0
Land, Melvin 1 8 0 8 8.0
Reeves, Bruce 6 64 0 29 10.7
Smith, Steve 22 224 0 55 10.2
Team totals 32 312 0 55 9.8
Opp totals 13 154 0 45 11.8
 
Kick returns no. yards td long avg
Land, Melvin 1 0 0 0 0.0
McGee, Leroy 1 8 0 8 8.0
Reeves, Bruce 16 302 0 46 18.9
Schramm, Andy 2 25 0 14 12.5
Smith, Steve 12 272 0 34 22.7
Team totals 32 607 0 46 19.0
Opp totals 53 864 0 76 16.3
 
Interceptions no. yards td long avg
Anderson, Mark 3 47 0 26 0.1
Bass, Dan 2 101 1 99 0.0
Graves, Tom 3 6 0 13 0.5
Marshall, Mike 2 0 0 0 0.0
Savage, Larry 3 23 0 21 0.1
Stanton, Jerome 1 0 0 0 0.0
Williams, Terry 1 25 0 25 0.0
Team totals 15 202 1 99 0.1
Opp totals 12 316 2 98 0.0
 
Fumble returns no. yards td long avg
Team totals 16 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 14 0 47 61 0.0
Bass, Dan 0 0 0 0 0 101 101 0.0
Brammer, Mark 0 0 360 0 0 0 360 0.0
Byrd, Eugene 0 9 718 0 0 0 727 0.0
Clark, Bryan 0 10 0 0 0 0 10 0.0
Gibson, Kirk 11 53 806 0 0 0 859 78.1
Graves, Tom 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 0.0
Hans, Mike 0 150 59 0 0 0 209 0.0
Harris, Barry 0 0 -1 0 0 0 -1 0.0
Howard, Samson 0 5 189 0 0 0 194 0.0
Hughes, Derek 0 408 23 2 0 0 433 0.0
Land, Melvin 0 0 0 8 0 0 8 0.0
McClelland, D. 0 4 0 0 0 0 4 0.0
McGee, Leroy 0 465 120 0 8 0 593 0.0
Middleton, Lonn 0 275 72 0 0 0 347 0.0
Petross, Lance 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
Reeves, Bruce 0 339 29 64 302 0 734 0.0
Savage, Larry 0 0 0 0 0 23 23 0.0
Schramm, Andy 0 195 60 0 25 0 280 0.0
Shafer, Charlie 0 0 30 0 0 0 30 0.0
Smith, Ed 11 21 0 0 0 0 21 1.9
Smith, Steve 11 772 116 224 272 0 1384 125.8
Stachowicz, Bob 0 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 0.0
Vaughn, Bert 0 -44 0 0 0 0 -44 0.0
Williams, Jim 0 0 41 0 0 0 41 0.0
Williams, Terry 0 0 0 0 0 25 25 0.0
Team totals 11 2663 2631 312 607 202 6415 583.2
Opp totals 11 1824 1380 154 864 316 4538 412.5
 
Punting no. yds avg lg tb fc i20 50+ blk
Stachowicz, Ray 39 1681 43.1 75 0 0 0 0 1
Team totals 40 1681 42.0 75 0 0 0 0 1
Opp totals 75 2640 35.2 53 0 0 0 0 1
 
Field goals made att pct long blkd
Andersen, Mort. 7 16 43.8 42 0
Team totals 7 16 43.8 42 0
Opp totals 3 10 30.0 0 0
 
Extra points g ua a tot tfl-yds sack-yds int-yds brup qbh fr-yds ff blk saf
Anderson, Mark 0 35 21 56 2.0 - 9 - 3 - 47 6 - - - - -
Bass, Dan 0 79 57 136 4.0 - 6 - 2 - 101 2 - 2 - 0 - - -
Burroughs, Jim 0 14 12 26 - - - 4 - - - - -
Byrd, Eugene 0 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Converse, Craig 0 2 3 5 - - - - - - - - -
Cooper, George 0 8 9 17 - - - - - - - - -
Davis, Alan 0 8 6 14 - - - 1 - - - - -
Decker, Mike 0 39 21 60 4.0 - 34 - - 1 - 2 - 0 - - -
Fields, Angelo 0 21 20 41 2.0 - 7 - - 1 - - - - -
Foster, Matt 0 1 1 2 - - - - - - - - -
Gibson, Kirk 11 2 0 2 - - - - - - - - -
Graves, Tom 0 29 14 43 2.0 - 10 - 3 - 6 2 - - - - -
Griffin, Curt 0 4 6 10 - - - - - - - - -
Griffin, Ike 0 4 2 6 1.0 - 3 - - - - - - - -
Hans, Mike 0 5 0 5 - - - - - - - - -
Hay, Bernard 0 37 34 71 6.0 - 29 - - 1 - 1 - 0 - - -
Haynes, Johnny 0 11 12 23 4.0 - 33 - - - - - - - -
Hughes, Derek 0 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Jones, Eric 0 4 2 6 1.0 - 4 - - - - - - - -
Kolodziej, Joe 0 0 3 3 - - - - - 1 - 0 - - -
Land, Melvin 0 50 41 91 14.0 - 57 - - - - 2 - 0 - - -
Maidlow, Steve 0 2 1 3 - - - - - - - - -
Marshall, Mike 0 14 5 19 - - 2 - 0 2 - 1 - 0 - - -
McCormick, John 0 25 7 32 2.0 - 23 - - 1 - 2 - 0 - - -
McDowell, Terry 0 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Muster, Mike 0 4 1 5 - - - - - 1 - 0 - - -
Otis, Steve 0 17 15 32 1.0 - 6 - - 3 - - - - -
Robinson, Ken 0 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Savage, Larry 0 28 32 60 8.0 - 42 - 3 - 23 2 - 4 - 0 - - -
Schario, Rich 0 4 2 6 - - - - - - - - -
Schramm, Andy 0 4 1 5 - - - - - - - - -
Sheeran, Brett 0 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Stachowicz, Ray 11 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Stanton, Jerome 0 16 3 19 1.0 - 3 - 1 - 0 3 - - - - -
Tapling, Mark 0 2 0 2 - - - - - - - - -
Townsend, Tony 0 1 0 1 - - - - - - - - -
Webb, Tanya 0 15 11 26 2.0 - 8 - - 1 - - - - -
Williams, Terry 0 7 4 11 - - 1 - 25 - - - - - -
Williams, Van 0 3 1 4 - - - - - - - - -
Team totals 11 501 347 848 54.0 - 274 - 15 - 202 30 - 16 - 0 - - -
Opp totals 11 0 0 0 - - 12 - 316 - - - - - -
 
Team statistics Team totals Opponent
1st downs rushing 127 103
1st downs passing 124 69
1st downs penalty 14 13
1st downs total 265 185
Penalties against 56 48
Penalty yards 623 540
Fumbles 29 0
Fumbles lost 15 0
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