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1968 Houston Oilers (AFL) 2nd place Eastern Division 7-7-0 .500
Head Coach: Wally Lemm
Offensive BacksJoe Childress
Offensive BacksJoe Childress
General AssistantHugh Devore
General AssistantHugh Devore
Offensive LineF.A. Dry
Offensive LineF.A. Dry
Defensive LineBud McFadin
Defensive LineBud McFadin
ReceiversFran Polsfoot
ReceiversFran Polsfoot
Defensive BacksWalt Schlinkman
Defensive BacksWalt Schlinkman
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Thu8/1/1968HWashington Redskins9-3WHouston, TXAstrodome41468
Mon8/12/1968HNew York Jets28-14WHouston, TXAstrodome40534
Sun8/18/1968HNew Orleans Saints24-23WHouston, TXAstrodome42734
Fri8/23/1968NBuffalo Bills37-7WTulsa, OKSkelly Field21500
Sat8/31/1968HDallas Cowboys19-33LHouston, TXAstrodome52289
Mon9/9/1968HKansas City Chiefs21-26LHouston, TXAstrodome45083
Sat9/14/1968AMiami Dolphins24-10WMiami, FLOrange Bowl40067
Sat9/21/1968ASan Diego Chargers14-30LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium46217
Sun9/29/1968HOakland Raiders15-24LHouston, TXAstrodome46098
Sun10/6/1968HMiami Dolphins7-24LHouston, TXAstrodome36109
Sun10/13/1968ABoston Patriots16-0WBoston, MAFenway Park32502
Sun10/20/1968HNew York Jets14-20LHouston, TXAstrodome51710
Sun10/27/1968ABuffalo Bills30-7WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium34339
Sun11/3/1968ACincinnati Bengals27-17WCincinnati, OHNippert Stadium24012
Sun11/10/1968ANew York Jets7-26LNew York, NYShea Stadium60242
Sun11/17/1968HDenver Broncos38-17WHouston, TXAstrodome36075
Thu11/28/1968AKansas City Chiefs10-24LKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium48493
Sat12/7/1968HBuffalo Bills35-6WHouston, TXAstrodome34110
Sun12/15/1968HBoston Patriots45-17WHouston, TXAstrodome34198
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
58Pete BarnesLB6-224323Southern University14
27Glenn BassFL6-220229East Carolina3
11Pete BeathardQB6-220526Southern California97
81Jim BeirneSE6-220022Purdue14
65Elvin BetheaRDE6-325522North Carolina A&T State1414
66Sonny BishopROG6-224329Riverside CC; Fresno State14
42Sid BlanksOHB6-020628Texas A&M-Kingsville14
52Garland BoyetteMLB6-123728Grambling State14
25Ode BurrellFL6-018929Holmes CC; Mississippi State1
35Woody CampbellHB5-1120124Northwestern14
88Ed CarringtonTE6-422024Virginia1
41Larry CarwellRCB6-118924Iowa State14
51Ronnie CavenessLB6-122325Arkansas11
80Gary CutsingerDE6-424428Oklahoma State14
12Bob DavisQB6-320523Virginia63
59Tom DomresDT6-324722Wisconsin14
20Miller FarrLCB6-119025Wichita State14
28Charlie FrazierSE6-017729Texas Southern13
32Hoyle GrangerFB6-122524Mississippi State13
86Mac HaikFL6-119922Mississippi14
33W.K. HicksRS6-119126Texas Southern14
78Glen Ray HinesROT6-525825Arkansas14
79Pat HolmesLDE6-525428Texas Tech14
36Roy HopkinsFB6-123323Texas Southern13
29Ken HoustonLS6-319624Prairie View A&M149
21Pete JohnsS6-318923Tulane9
81Jim LeMoineTE6-224723Chabot JC; Utah State14
50Bobby MaplesC6-324726Baylor14
77Rich MarshallDT6-527127Baylor; Stephen F. Austin State11
75Dudley MeredithDT6-428033Del Mar JC; Midwestern State; Lamar5
22Zeke MooreCB6-119525Lincoln (Missouri)14
43Jim NortonS-P6-318730Idaho14
74Willie ParkerLDT6-226623Arkansas-Pine Bluff14
54Steve QuinnC6-122522Notre Dame9
89Alvin ReedTE6-523224Prairie View A&M14
60Tom RegnerLOG6-125524Notre Dame14
72George RiceRDT6-326224Louisiana State11
73Bob RobertsonOT-C6-323222Illinois14
55Marion RushingLB6-222332Southern Illinois5
23Bob SmithCB6-117523Miami (Ohio)60
70Carel StithDE6-525723Nebraska3
68Rich StotterLB5-1022523Houston30
76Walt SuggsLOT6-525729Mississippi State14
64Dick SwatlandOG6-224523Notre Dame4
87Lionel TaylorSE6-221533New Mexico Highlands9
10Don TrullQB6-118927Baylor114
56Olen UnderwoodRLB6-122426Texas14
15Wayne WalkerK6-222224Northwestern State (Louisiana)80
90George WebsterLLB6-422523Michigan State14
67John WittenbornK-OG6-223832Southeast Missouri State6
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Mac Haik249EMississippi
Elvin Bethea377TNorth Carolina A&T State
Jim Beirne4105EPurdue
Bob Longo5133EPittsburgh
Paul Toscano7187DBWyoming
Bob Robertson9224CIllinoisfrom BOS
Joe Peace10263LBLouisiana Techfrom SD
Tom Domres10268DEWisconsin
Bill Halley11295ELaVerne
Barry Lischner12322RBMissouri
Jimmy Dousay13349RBLouisiana State
Rich Stotter14376GHouston
Bob Smith16430DBMiami (Ohio)
Billy Alsbrooks17457DBNorth Carolina Central
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals658155102
Opponents Totals37755878
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals34:17240991281361644
Opponents Totals25:4319889961354526
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Wayne Walker02626100.00081650.0050
Mac Haik8000000048
Hoyle Granger7000000042
Woody Campbell6000000036
Alvin Reed5000000030
Jim Beirne4000000024
John Wittenborn01111100.00041330.8023
Pete Beathard2000000012
Miller Farr2000000012
Ken Houston2000000012
Larry Carwell100000006
Bob Davis100010006
Olen Underwood000000012
Team Totals383737100.001122941.41303
Opponents Totals262525100.001213070.01248
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Wayne Walker81650.03/32/32/31/60/1
John Wittenborn41330.81/21/21/31/40/2
Team Totals122941.44/53/53/62/100/3
Opponents Totals213070.04/58/107/82/60/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Hoyle Granger2028484.247t7
Woody Campbell1154363.8376
Sid Blanks631692.7100
Roy Hopkins311043.4180
Bob Davis15916.1201
Pete Beathard18794.4202
Don Trull14473.4150
Jim Norton12020.0200
Mac Haik273.550
Jim Beirne133.030
Team Totals46218043.947t16
Opponents Totals46217043.7389
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Pete Beathard22310547.110215597.014.866t73.1167.214150140951.0
Don Trull1055350.5498648.216.360109.532.999477098.3
Bob Davis863338.4474415.113.45500.067.067236926.4
Team Totals41419146.119828646.915.066t174.1256.029316254857.9
Opponents Totals35915844.018120035.612.780t133.6205.633332167150.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Alvin Reed4674716.2605
Mac Haik3258418.359t8
Jim Beirne3147415.366t4
Hoyle Granger2636113.9550
Woody Campbell2123411.1390
Sid Blanks1318414.2610
Charlie Frazier912313.7190
Lionel Taylor69015.0350
Roy Hopkins44010.0260
Ode Burrell23517.5330
John Wittenborn1-8-8.0-80
Team Totals191286415.066t17
Opponents Totals158200312.780t13
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Houston516032.066t2
Larry Carwell48120.3411
Miller Farr310434.752t2
W.K. Hicks34214.0280
Jim Norton200.000
George Webster199.090
Garland Boyette100.000
Olen Underwood100.000
Team Totals2039619.866t5
Opponents Totals2532613.0362
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Jim Norton73300841.26427379248934.1
Team Totals73300841.26427379248935.1
Opponents Totals88388244.17005443333937.9
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Larry Carwell2722278.4320
Sid Blanks2261798.1390
Ode Burrell222613.0150
Zeke Moore101111.0110
Team Totals52104438.5390
Opponents Totals4073799.567t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Zeke Moore3278724.6450
Larry Carwell1533522.3380
Ode Burrell27035.0400
Bob Robertson294.590
Roy Hopkins12121.0210
Ken Houston11313.0130
Team Totals53123523.3450
Opponents Totals58130222.4950
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Pete Beathard220200
Sid Blanks320200
Woody Campbell401100
Larry Carwell420200
Gary Cutsinger0001100
Bob Davis510100
Hoyle Granger310100
Glen Ray Hines0020200
Pat Holmes0002200
Roy Hopkins0001100
Ken Houston0001100
Bobby Maples0010100
Zeke Moore100000
Alvin Reed220200
George Rice0001100
Don Trull420200
Olen Underwood0003300
Team Totals281315102500
Opponents Totals1710713201
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