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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. Mike Stephans (RUT) 73
  Scott Covington* (MIAFL) 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. Marc Bulger* (WV) 3
  Ralph Sacca (RUT) 3
  Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 9
  Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 9
3. Chad Johnston* (WV) 8
  Henry Burris (TEMP) 8
  Ryan Clement* (MIAFL) 8
6. Mike Stephans (RUT) 6
  Matt Lytle (PITT) 6
8. Jim Druckenmiller (VATECH) 5
  Ralph Sacca (RUT) 5
10. Scott Mutryn (BC) 4
  Corey Valentine (RUT) 4
  Scott Covington* (MIAFL) 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. Dyral McMillan* (MIAFL) 111
  Chad Bosch (RUT) 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

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. Cornelius White (VATECH) 30
  Shawn Scales (VATECH) 30
  Tony Gaiter* (MIAFL) 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

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. Franklin McBride (TEMP) 126
  Chad Bosch (RUT) 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

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