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1996 Big East Conference Year Summary

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Record: 48-45, .516 W-L% (6th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 2.95 (5th of 11) ▪ SOS: 2.92 (6th of 11)

Conference Champion: Miami (FL), Syracuse and Virginia Tech

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Miami (FL), Syracuse and Virginia Tech)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Miami (FL), Syracuse and Virginia Tech)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Virginia Tech 10 2 .833 6 1 .857 30.8 17.4 13.84 2.43
Miami (FL) 9 3 .750 6 1 .857 30.7 17.5 11.20 2.53
Syracuse 9 3 .750 6 1 .857 36.4 17.3 16.99 2.82
West Virginia 8 4 .667 4 3 .571 22.6 13.0 8.88 1.46
Pittsburgh 4 7 .364 3 4 .429 19.5 39.1 -3.94 4.33
Boston College 5 7 .417 2 5 .286 22.0 30.3 -2.07 3.60
Rutgers 2 9 .182 1 6 .143 13.0 34.5 -10.47 3.90
Temple 1 10 .091 0 7 .000 19.8 35.1 -10.87 2.31

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/26 9/2 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 Final
Virginia Tech 16 14 15 19 18 18           25 21 17 17 15 10 13
Miami (FL) 12 11 11 10 10 10 8 6 12 25 22 21 18 25 23 19 19 14
Syracuse 10 10 9 23 23             24 19 16 16 22 23 21
West Virginia           23 19 17 15 12 18     23 25 24 25  

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1997-01-01 Gator Bowl North Carolina 20 West Virginia 13 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1996-12-31 Orange Bowl Nebraska 41 Virginia Tech 21 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1996-12-27 Carquest Bowl Miami (FL) 31 Virginia 21 Carquest Bowl (Miami, FL)
1996-12-27 Liberty Bowl Syracuse 30 Houston 17 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 171
2. Chad Johnston* (WV) 167
3. Ryan Clement* (MIAFL) 164
4. Jim Druckenmiller (VATECH) 142
  Henry Burris (TEMP) 142
6. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 118
7. Matt Lytle (PITT) 105
8. Scott Covington* (MIAFL) 73
  Mike Stephans (RUT) 73
10. Scott Mutryn (BC) 50
Pass Attempts
1. Chad Johnston* (WV) 334
2. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 330
3. Henry Burris (TEMP) 280
4. Ryan Clement* (MIAFL) 272
5. Jim Druckenmiller (VATECH) 250
6. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 215
7. Matt Lytle (PITT) 214
8. Mike Stephans (RUT) 172
9. Scott Covington* (MIAFL) 125
10. Scott Mutryn (BC) 109
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Ryan Clement* (MIAFL) 60.3
2. Jim Druckenmiller (VATECH) 56.8
3. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 54.9
4. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 51.8
5. Henry Burris (TEMP) 50.7
6. Chad Johnston* (WV) 50.0
7. Matt Lytle (PITT) 49.1
8. Mike Stephans (RUT) 42.4
Passing Yards
1. Ryan Clement* (MIAFL) 2257
2. Henry Burris (TEMP) 2084
3. Jim Druckenmiller (VATECH) 2071
4. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 1990
5. Chad Johnston* (WV) 1958
6. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 1776
7. Matt Lytle (PITT) 1249
8. Scott Covington* (MIAFL) 919
9. Mike Stephans (RUT) 918
10. Scott Mutryn (BC) 513
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Ryan Clement* (MIAFL) 8.3
2. Jim Druckenmiller (VATECH) 8.3
3. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 8.3
4. Henry Burris (TEMP) 7.4
5. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 6.0
6. Chad Johnston* (WV) 5.9
7. Matt Lytle (PITT) 5.8
8. Mike Stephans (RUT) 5.3
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jim Druckenmiller (VATECH) 8.7
2. Ryan Clement* (MIAFL) 8.4
3. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 8.1
4. Henry Burris (TEMP) 7.0
5. Chad Johnston* (WV) 5.5
6. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 5.3
7. Matt Lytle (PITT) 5.3
8. Mike Stephans (RUT) 4.2
Passing Touchdowns
1. Ryan Clement* (MIAFL) 19
  Donovan McNabb (SYR) 19
3. Jim Druckenmiller (VATECH) 17
4. Chad Johnston* (WV) 12
  Henry Burris (TEMP) 12
6. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 9
7. Matt Lytle (PITT) 8
8. Mike Stephans (RUT) 4
  Scott Covington* (MIAFL) 4
10. Ralph Sacca (RUT) 3
  Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 3
  Marc Bulger* (WV) 3
Passing Interceptions
1. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 9
  Donovan McNabb (SYR) 9
3. Henry Burris (TEMP) 8
  Ryan Clement* (MIAFL) 8
  Chad Johnston* (WV) 8
6. Matt Lytle (PITT) 6
  Mike Stephans (RUT) 6
8. Ralph Sacca (RUT) 5
  Jim Druckenmiller (VATECH) 5
10. Scott Mutryn (BC) 4
  Scott Covington* (MIAFL) 4
  Corey Valentine (RUT) 4
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Ryan Clement* (MIAFL) 147.2
2. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 145.1
3. Jim Druckenmiller (VATECH) 144.8
4. Henry Burris (TEMP) 121.7
5. Chad Johnston* (WV) 106.3
6. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 106.0
7. Matt Lytle (PITT) 104.8
8. Mike Stephans (RUT) 88.0
Rush Attempts
1. Omari Walker (BC) 261
2. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 222
3. Malcolm Thomas (SYR) 166
4. Ken Oxendine (VATECH) 150
5. Billy West (PITT) 145
6. Eugene Culbreath (TEMP) 130
7. Franklin McBride (TEMP) 125
8. Dwayne Schulters (PITT) 117
9. Chad Bosch (RUT) 111
  Dyral McMillan* (MIAFL) 111
Rushing Yards
1. Omari Walker (BC) 1199
2. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 1035
3. Malcolm Thomas (SYR) 891
4. Ken Oxendine (VATECH) 890
5. Billy West (PITT) 687
6. Dyral McMillan* (MIAFL) 565
7. Dwayne Schulters (PITT) 555
8. Eugene Culbreath (TEMP) 526
9. Chad Bosch (RUT) 523
10. Shyrone Stith (VATECH) 474
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Ken Oxendine (VATECH) 5.9
2. Marcus Parker (VATECH) 5.7
3. Malcolm Thomas (SYR) 5.4
4. Shyrone Stith (VATECH) 5.3
5. Dyral McMillan* (MIAFL) 5.1
6. Dwayne Schulters (PITT) 4.7
7. Billy West (PITT) 4.7
8. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 4.7
9. Chad Bosch (RUT) 4.7
10. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 4.7
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Omari Walker (BC) 13
  Ken Oxendine (VATECH) 13
3. Malcolm Thomas (SYR) 10
  Dwayne Schulters (PITT) 10
  Eugene Culbreath (TEMP) 10
6. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 9
7. Shyrone Stith (VATECH) 5
  Trent Jones* (MIAFL) 5
9. Danny Davis (TEMP) 4
  Dyral McMillan* (MIAFL) 4
  Chad Bosch (RUT) 4
  Keith Downing (SYR) 4
  Brian Edmonds (VATECH) 4
  Marcus Parker (VATECH) 4
Receptions
1. David Saunders* (WV) 76
2. Van Johnson (TEMP) 50
3. Yatil Green* (MIAFL) 44
4. Dennis Harding (BC) 42
5. Jake Hoffart (PITT) 39
6. Magic Benton* (MIAFL) 38
7. Anthony DiCosmo (BC) 36
8. Omari Walker (BC) 32
9. Rahsaan Vanterpool* (WV) 31
10. Tony Gaiter* (MIAFL) 30
  Cornelius White (VATECH) 30
  Shawn Scales (VATECH) 30
Receiving Yards
1. David Saunders* (WV) 1043
2. Van Johnson (TEMP) 902
3. Yatil Green* (MIAFL) 746
4. Tony Gaiter* (MIAFL) 671
5. Jake Hoffart (PITT) 667
6. Anthony DiCosmo (BC) 632
7. Magic Benton* (MIAFL) 547
8. Troy Kersey (TEMP) 543
9. Shawn Scales (VATECH) 510
10. Cornelius White (VATECH) 449
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Tony Gaiter* (MIAFL) 22.4
2. Troy Kersey (TEMP) 19.4
3. Van Johnson (TEMP) 18.0
4. Anthony DiCosmo (BC) 17.6
5. Jake Hoffart (PITT) 17.1
6. Shawn Scales (VATECH) 17.0
7. Yatil Green* (MIAFL) 17.0
8. Shawn Foreman* (WV) 16.6
9. Michael Stuewe (VATECH) 15.4
10. Kenyatta Watson (BC) 15.4
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Van Johnson (TEMP) 8
2. Tony Gaiter* (MIAFL) 7
3. Roland Williams (SYR) 5
  Jake Hoffart (PITT) 5
  Michael Stuewe (VATECH) 5
  David Saunders* (WV) 5
7. Cornelius White (VATECH) 4
  Yatil Green* (MIAFL) 4
  Quinton Spotwood (SYR) 4
  Chris C. Jones* (MIAFL) 4
  Magic Benton* (MIAFL) 4
  Shawn Scales (VATECH) 4
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Omari Walker (BC) 293
2. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 238
3. Malcolm Thomas (SYR) 168
4. Ken Oxendine (VATECH) 154
5. Billy West (PITT) 147
6. Eugene Culbreath (TEMP) 141
7. Chad Bosch (RUT) 126
  Franklin McBride (TEMP) 126
9. Danny Davis (TEMP) 122
10. Dwayne Schulters (PITT) 121
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Omari Walker (BC) 1386
2. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 1094
3. David Saunders* (WV) 1035
4. Ken Oxendine (VATECH) 964
5. Malcolm Thomas (SYR) 909
6. Van Johnson (TEMP) 899
7. Yatil Green* (MIAFL) 746
8. Chad Bosch (RUT) 686
9. Billy West (PITT) 677
10. Tony Gaiter* (MIAFL) 670
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Omari Walker (BC) 13
  Ken Oxendine (VATECH) 13
3. Dwayne Schulters (PITT) 10
  Amos Zereoue* (WV) 10
  Malcolm Thomas (SYR) 10
  Eugene Culbreath (TEMP) 10
7. Van Johnson (TEMP) 8
8. Tony Gaiter* (MIAFL) 7
9. Brian Edmonds (VATECH) 6
10. Shyrone Stith (VATECH) 5
  Roland Williams (SYR) 5
  Trent Jones* (MIAFL) 5
  Jake Hoffart (PITT) 5
  Michael Stuewe (VATECH) 5
  David Saunders* (WV) 5
  Shawn Scales (VATECH) 5
Total Plays
1. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 417
2. Chad Johnston* (WV) 394
3. Jim Druckenmiller (VATECH) 324
4. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 312
5. Ryan Clement* (MIAFL) 308
6. Henry Burris (TEMP) 302
7. Matt Lytle (PITT) 265
8. Omari Walker (BC) 261
9. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 222
10. Mike Stephans (RUT) 212
Total Yards
1. Jim Druckenmiller (VATECH) 2276
2. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 2234
3. Henry Burris (TEMP) 2189
4. Ryan Clement* (MIAFL) 2115
5. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 1776
6. Chad Johnston* (WV) 1765
7. Matt Lytle (PITT) 1267
8. Omari Walker (BC) 1199
9. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 1035
10. Malcolm Thomas (SYR) 891
Total Touchdowns
1. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 22
2. Ryan Clement* (MIAFL) 20
3. Jim Druckenmiller (VATECH) 17
4. Omari Walker (BC) 13
  Ken Oxendine (VATECH) 13
6. Chad Johnston* (WV) 12
  Henry Burris (TEMP) 12
8. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 11
9. Malcolm Thomas (SYR) 10
  Dwayne Schulters (PITT) 10
  Eugene Culbreath (TEMP) 10