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1997 Big East Conference Year Summary

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Record: 41-52, .441 W-L% (9th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -5.12 (8th of 11) ▪ SOS: -2.94 (8th of 11)

Conference Champion: Syracuse

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Syracuse 9 4 .692 6 1 .857 33.9 17.4 6.34 -2.13
Virginia Tech 7 5 .583 5 2 .714 27.0 18.9 1.04 -3.79
West Virginia 7 5 .583 4 3 .571 30.0 23.8 1.62 -2.63
Pittsburgh 6 6 .500 4 3 .571 27.8 29.5 -5.48 -3.57
Miami (FL) 5 6 .455 3 4 .429 28.5 25.9 -1.22 -3.31
Boston College 4 7 .364 3 4 .429 21.5 28.5 -8.28 -2.65
Temple 3 8 .273 3 4 .429 19.3 33.7 -12.92 -2.46
Rutgers 0 11 .000 0 7 .000 17.4 45.1 -22.06 -2.97

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/25 9/2 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
Syracuse 17 13                   22 21 18 16 15 14 21
Miami (FL) 13 14 13 13 22                          
Virginia Tech       22 18 14 14 23 22 19 23 20 19 19        
West Virginia                 23 21 17     22        

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1998-01-01 Gator Bowl North Carolina 42 Virginia Tech 3 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1997-12-31 Fiesta Bowl Kansas State 35 Syracuse 18 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1997-12-31 Liberty Bowl Southern Mississippi 41 Pittsburgh 7 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1997-12-29 Carquest Bowl Georgia Tech 35 West Virginia 30 Carquest Bowl (Miami, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 198
2. Marc Bulger* (WV) 192
3. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 188
4. Ryan Clement (MIAFL) 157
5. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 145
6. Al Clark (VATECH) 110
7. Pat Bonner (TEMP) 107
8. Mike McMahon (RUT) 104
9. Brendan Edmonds (RUT) 55
10. Scott Covington (MIAFL) 27
Pass Attempts
1. Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 345
2. Marc Bulger* (WV) 323
3. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 305
4. Ryan Clement (MIAFL) 267
5. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 265
6. Mike McMahon (RUT) 212
7. Pat Bonner (TEMP) 202
8. Al Clark (VATECH) 192
9. Brendan Edmonds (RUT) 106
10. Scott Covington (MIAFL) 60
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 61.6
2. Marc Bulger* (WV) 59.4
3. Ryan Clement (MIAFL) 58.8
4. Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 57.4
5. Al Clark (VATECH) 57.3
6. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 54.7
7. Pat Bonner (TEMP) 53.0
8. Mike McMahon (RUT) 49.1
Passing Yards
1. Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 2657
2. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 2488
3. Marc Bulger* (WV) 2465
4. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 2239
5. Ryan Clement (MIAFL) 2089
6. Pat Bonner (TEMP) 1561
7. Al Clark (VATECH) 1477
8. Mike McMahon (RUT) 1259
9. Brendan Edmonds (RUT) 620
10. Scott Covington (MIAFL) 318
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 9.4
2. Ryan Clement (MIAFL) 7.8
3. Pat Bonner (TEMP) 7.7
4. Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 7.7
5. Al Clark (VATECH) 7.7
6. Marc Bulger* (WV) 7.6
7. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 7.3
8. Mike McMahon (RUT) 5.9
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 9.9
2. Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 8.5
3. Al Clark (VATECH) 8.0
4. Marc Bulger* (WV) 7.1
5. Ryan Clement (MIAFL) 6.7
6. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 6.6
7. Pat Bonner (TEMP) 5.7
8. Mike McMahon (RUT) 4.0
Passing Touchdowns
1. Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 30
2. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 20
3. Marc Bulger* (WV) 14
4. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 11
5. Al Clark (VATECH) 10
  Ryan Clement (MIAFL) 10
7. Pat Bonner (TEMP) 7
  Brendan Edmonds (RUT) 7
9. Mike McMahon (RUT) 6
10. Nick Sorensen (VATECH) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Pat Bonner (TEMP) 12
  Mike McMahon (RUT) 12
3. Ryan Clement (MIAFL) 11
4. Marc Bulger* (WV) 10
  Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 10
6. Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 7
  Brendan Edmonds (RUT) 7
8. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 6
9. Scott Mutryn (BC) 3
  Nick Sorensen (VATECH) 3
  Michael Jones (RUT) 3
  Kevin Harvey (TEMP) 3
  Al Clark (VATECH) 3
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 154.0
2. Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 146.7
3. Al Clark (VATECH) 136.0
4. Marc Bulger* (WV) 131.7
5. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 128.6
6. Ryan Clement (MIAFL) 128.6
7. Pat Bonner (TEMP) 117.4
8. Mike McMahon (RUT) 97.0
Rush Attempts
1. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 281
2. Ken Oxendine (VATECH) 237
3. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 184
4. Kyle McIntosh (SYR) 181
5. Jacki Crooks (RUT) 174
6. Stacey Mack (TEMP) 173
7. Dwayne Schulters (PITT) 169
8. Mike Cloud (BC) 136
  Omari Walker (BC) 136
10. Elmarko Jackson (TEMP) 129
Rushing Yards
1. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 1589
2. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 1098
3. Ken Oxendine (VATECH) 912
4. Kyle McIntosh (SYR) 898
5. Mike Cloud (BC) 886
6. Dwayne Schulters (PITT) 861
7. Stacey Mack (TEMP) 842
8. Jacki Crooks (RUT) 758
9. Omari Walker (BC) 652
10. Elmarko Jackson (TEMP) 645
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. James Jackson (MIAFL) 7.3
2. Mike Cloud (BC) 6.5
3. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 6.0
4. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 5.7
5. Dwayne Schulters (PITT) 5.1
6. Elmarko Jackson (TEMP) 5.0
7. Kyle McIntosh (SYR) 5.0
8. Stacey Mack (TEMP) 4.9
9. Omari Walker (BC) 4.8
10. Dee Brown (SYR) 4.7
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 18
2. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 13
3. Stacey Mack (TEMP) 10
4. Dee Brown (SYR) 8
  Mike Cloud (BC) 8
  Ken Oxendine (VATECH) 8
7. Elmarko Jackson (TEMP) 7
8. James Jackson (MIAFL) 6
  Kyle McIntosh (SYR) 6
  Donovan McNabb (SYR) 6
Receptions
1. Shawn Foreman* (WV) 77
2. Jake Hoffart (PITT) 64
3. Reggie Wayne (MIAFL) 48
4. Terry Murphy (PITT) 46
5. Quinton Spotwood (SYR) 41
6. Kevin Walker (TEMP) 34
7. Pat Greene* (WV) 32
  Kevin Johnson (SYR) 32
9. Dennis Harding (BC) 29
10. Todd Pollack (BC) 28
  Andy Holland (RUT) 28
Receiving Yards
1. Shawn Foreman* (WV) 928
2. Terry Murphy (PITT) 873
3. Quinton Spotwood (SYR) 797
4. Jake Hoffart (PITT) 731
5. Kevin Walker (TEMP) 688
6. Reggie Wayne (MIAFL) 640
7. Kevin Johnson (SYR) 612
8. Pat Greene* (WV) 491
9. Jim Turner (SYR) 488
10. Troy Kersey (TEMP) 467
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Jim Turner (SYR) 21.2
2. Kevin Walker (TEMP) 20.2
3. Quinton Spotwood (SYR) 19.4
4. Kevin Johnson (SYR) 19.1
5. Terry Murphy (PITT) 19.0
6. Troy Kersey (TEMP) 18.7
7. Pat Greene* (WV) 15.3
8. Bill Powell (RUT) 15.2
9. Anthony DiCosmo (BC) 15.1
10. Dennis Harding (BC) 14.9
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Terry Murphy (PITT) 13
2. Quinton Spotwood (SYR) 8
  Jake Hoffart (PITT) 8
4. Shawn Foreman* (WV) 5
5. Anthony DiCosmo (BC) 4
  Kevin Walker (TEMP) 4
  Walter King (RUT) 4
  Jim Turner (SYR) 4
  Bubba Franks (MIAFL) 4
10. Angelo Harrison (VATECH) 3
  Juan Williams (PITT) 3
  Jerry Porter* (WV) 3
  Marcus Gildersleeve (VATECH) 3
  Kevin Johnson (SYR) 3
  Kaseem Sinceno (SYR) 3
  Andy Holland (RUT) 3
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 297
2. Ken Oxendine (VATECH) 250
3. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 203
4. Jacki Crooks (RUT) 198
5. Stacey Mack (TEMP) 196
6. Dwayne Schulters (PITT) 194
7. Kyle McIntosh (SYR) 186
8. Mike Cloud (BC) 156
9. Omari Walker (BC) 149
10. Elmarko Jackson (TEMP) 142
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 1720
2. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 1348
3. Mike Cloud (BC) 1111
4. Stacey Mack (TEMP) 1071
5. Dwayne Schulters (PITT) 1069
6. Ken Oxendine (VATECH) 1008
7. Kyle McIntosh (SYR) 958
8. Shawn Foreman* (WV) 928
9. Jacki Crooks (RUT) 893
10. Terry Murphy (PITT) 873
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 18
2. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 14
3. Terry Murphy (PITT) 13
4. Stacey Mack (TEMP) 10
5. Mike Cloud (BC) 9
6. Dee Brown (SYR) 8
  Quinton Spotwood (SYR) 8
  Ken Oxendine (VATECH) 8
  Jake Hoffart (PITT) 8
10. Elmarko Jackson (TEMP) 7
  Kyle McIntosh (SYR) 7
Total Plays
1. Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 436
2. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 376
3. Marc Bulger* (WV) 375
  Donovan McNabb (SYR) 375
5. Ryan Clement (MIAFL) 311
6. Al Clark (VATECH) 286
7. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 281
8. Mike McMahon (RUT) 261
9. Pat Bonner (TEMP) 253
10. Ken Oxendine (VATECH) 237
Total Yards
1. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 2892
2. Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 2826
3. Marc Bulger* (WV) 2372
4. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 2263
5. Ryan Clement (MIAFL) 1969
6. Al Clark (VATECH) 1824
7. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 1589
8. Pat Bonner (TEMP) 1544
9. Mike McMahon (RUT) 1276
10. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 1098
Total Touchdowns
1. Pete Gonzalez (PITT) 33
2. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 26
3. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 18
4. Marc Bulger* (WV) 16
5. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 13
  Ryan Clement (MIAFL) 13
  Al Clark (VATECH) 13
8. Matt Hasselbeck (BC) 12
9. Stacey Mack (TEMP) 10
10. Dee Brown (SYR) 8
  Mike Cloud (BC) 8
  Pat Bonner (TEMP) 8
  Ken Oxendine (VATECH) 8
  Mike McMahon (RUT) 8