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1998 Big East Conference Year Summary

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Record: 47-45, .511 W-L% (5th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 1.92 (6th of 11) ▪ SOS: 0.97 (6th of 11)

Conference Champion: Syracuse

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

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Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Syracuse 8 4 .667 6 1 .857 39.8 25.0 11.20 3.62
Miami (FL) 9 3 .750 5 2 .714 37.3 24.8 11.94 0.94
Virginia Tech 9 3 .750 5 2 .714 31.8 12.4 13.27 0.19
West Virginia 8 4 .667 5 2 .714 34.2 22.3 11.04 1.54
Boston College 4 7 .364 3 4 .429 24.8 28.3 -1.73 2.64
Rutgers 5 6 .455 2 5 .286 18.7 34.2 -8.44 -0.25
Temple 2 9 .182 2 5 .286 18.0 32.7 -13.18 -1.45
Pittsburgh 2 9 .182 0 7 .000 21.3 30.4 -8.74 0.54

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Miami (FL)                 25 24 24 22 19   24 20
Virginia Tech       21 19 17 14 23 20 15 16 23 20 25   23
Syracuse 17 19 13 12 11 24 23 21 17 15   24 21 18 18 25
West Virginia 11 20 19 19 16 16 15 13 21              

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1999-01-02 Orange Bowl Florida 31 Syracuse 10 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1998-12-29 Micron PC Bowl Miami (FL) 46 North Carolina State 23 Micron PC Bowl (Miami, FL)
1998-12-29 Music City Bowl Virginia Tech 38 Alabama 7 Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN)
1998-12-26 Insight Bowl Missouri 34 West Virginia 31 Insight Bowl (Tucson, AZ)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Marc Bulger* (WV) 274
2. Scott Mutryn (BC) 171
3. Matt Lytle (PITT) 159
  Scott Covington (MIAFL) 159
5. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 157
6. Mike McMahon (RUT) 143
7. Al Clark (VATECH) 72
8. Nick Sorensen (VATECH) 31
9. Devin Scott (TEMP) 25
10. Kenny Kelly (MIAFL) 23

Pass Attempts

1. Marc Bulger* (WV) 419
2. Matt Lytle (PITT) 306
3. Scott Mutryn (BC) 286
4. Mike McMahon (RUT) 276
5. Scott Covington (MIAFL) 270
6. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 251
7. Al Clark (VATECH) 148
8. Devin Scott (TEMP) 69
9. Nick Sorensen (VATECH) 59
10. Greg Muckerson (TEMP) 51

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Marc Bulger* (WV) 65.4
2. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 62.5
3. Scott Mutryn (BC) 59.8
4. Scott Covington (MIAFL) 58.9
5. Matt Lytle (PITT) 52.0
6. Mike McMahon (RUT) 51.8

Passing Yards

1. Marc Bulger* (WV) 3607
2. Scott Covington (MIAFL) 2301
3. Scott Mutryn (BC) 2218
4. Mike McMahon (RUT) 2203
5. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 2134
6. Matt Lytle (PITT) 2092
7. Al Clark (VATECH) 1050
8. Devin Scott (TEMP) 459
9. Kenny Kelly (MIAFL) 433
10. Kevin Harvey (TEMP) 318

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Marc Bulger* (WV) 8.6
2. Scott Covington (MIAFL) 8.5
3. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 8.5
4. Mike McMahon (RUT) 8.0
5. Scott Mutryn (BC) 7.8
6. Matt Lytle (PITT) 6.8

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 9.4
2. Marc Bulger* (WV) 9.0
3. Scott Covington (MIAFL) 8.6
4. Scott Mutryn (BC) 6.9
5. Mike McMahon (RUT) 6.2
6. Matt Lytle (PITT) 5.8

Passing Touchdowns

1. Marc Bulger* (WV) 31
2. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 22
3. Scott Covington (MIAFL) 19
4. Matt Lytle (PITT) 16
5. Scott Mutryn (BC) 12
  Mike McMahon (RUT) 12
7. Al Clark (VATECH) 9
8. Kenny Kelly (MIAFL) 5
9. Greg Muckerson (TEMP) 3
  Devin Scott (TEMP) 3
  Mac Devito (TEMP) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Mike McMahon (RUT) 16
2. Matt Lytle (PITT) 14
3. Scott Mutryn (BC) 11
4. Marc Bulger* (WV) 10
5. Scott Covington (MIAFL) 8
6. Nick Sorensen (VATECH) 6
7. Al Clark (VATECH) 5
  Donovan McNabb (SYR) 5
9. Matt O'Connor (PITT) 3
  Devin Scott (TEMP) 3

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 158.9
2. Marc Bulger* (WV) 157.3
3. Scott Covington (MIAFL) 147.8
4. Scott Mutryn (BC) 131.1
5. Mike McMahon (RUT) 121.6
6. Matt Lytle (PITT) 117.5

Rush Attempts

1. Mike Cloud (BC) 308
2. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 283
3. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 242
4. Lamont Pegues (VATECH) 178
5. Jacki Crooks (RUT) 159
6. Kyle McIntosh (SYR) 137
7. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 135
8. Shyrone Stith (VATECH) 133
9. Stacey Mack (TEMP) 125
10. Kevan Barlow (PITT) 121

Rushing Yards

1. Mike Cloud (BC) 1726
2. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 1462
3. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 1416
4. Jacki Crooks (RUT) 821
5. Stacey Mack (TEMP) 749
6. Lamont Pegues (VATECH) 745
7. Kyle McIntosh (SYR) 742
8. Shyrone Stith (VATECH) 699
9. James Jackson (MIAFL) 545
10. Kevan Barlow (PITT) 533

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. James Jackson (MIAFL) 6.6
2. Stacey Mack (TEMP) 6.0
3. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 5.9
4. Mike Cloud (BC) 5.6
5. Kyle McIntosh (SYR) 5.4
6. Shyrone Stith (VATECH) 5.3
7. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 5.2
8. Jacki Crooks (RUT) 5.2
9. Rob Konrad (SYR) 4.5
10. Kevan Barlow (PITT) 4.4

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 17
2. Mike Cloud (BC) 14
3. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 13
4. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 8
5. Dee Brown (SYR) 7
  Rob Konrad (SYR) 7
  Lamont Pegues (VATECH) 7
8. Najeh Davenport (MIAFL) 6
9. James Jackson (MIAFL) 5
10. Gary Fauntleroy (RUT) 4
  Al Clark (VATECH) 4
  Kyle McIntosh (SYR) 4
  Anthony Green* (WV) 4
  Scott Mutryn (BC) 4
  Kevan Barlow (PITT) 4
  Stacey Mack (TEMP) 4

Receptions

1. David Saunders* (WV) 77
2. Shawn Foreman* (WV) 63
3. Kevin Johnson (SYR) 60
  Latef Grim (PITT) 60
5. Anthony DiCosmo (BC) 47
6. Reggie Wayne (MIAFL) 42
7. Khori Ivy* (WV) 41
8. Terry Murphy (PITT) 40
9. Ricky Hall (VATECH) 37
  Bill Powell (RUT) 37

Receiving Yards

1. Shawn Foreman* (WV) 948
2. Latef Grim (PITT) 906
3. Kevin Johnson (SYR) 894
4. David Saunders* (WV) 883
5. Anthony DiCosmo (BC) 804
6. Bill Powell (RUT) 730
7. Khori Ivy* (WV) 658
8. Ricky Hall (VATECH) 650
9. Santana Moss (MIAFL) 631
10. Reggie Wayne (MIAFL) 629

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Santana Moss (MIAFL) 21.0
2. Bill Powell (RUT) 19.7
3. Ricky Hall (VATECH) 17.6
4. Anthony DiCosmo (BC) 17.1
5. Khori Ivy* (WV) 16.0
6. Chris Hutton (RUT) 15.6
7. Jermaine Walker (BC) 15.2
8. Latef Grim (PITT) 15.1
9. Shawn Foreman* (WV) 15.0
10. Reggie Wayne (MIAFL) 15.0

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Latef Grim (PITT) 9
  Kevin Johnson (SYR) 9
3. Shawn Foreman* (WV) 8
  Santana Moss (MIAFL) 8
  Ricky Hall (VATECH) 8
  David Saunders* (WV) 8
7. Anthony DiCosmo (BC) 7
8. Carlos Johnson (TEMP) 6
  Khori Ivy* (WV) 6
10. Stephen Brominski (SYR) 5

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Mike Cloud (BC) 332
2. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 306
3. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 259
4. Lamont Pegues (VATECH) 185
5. Jacki Crooks (RUT) 180
6. Kyle McIntosh (SYR) 141
7. Shyrone Stith (VATECH) 138
8. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 135
9. Kevan Barlow (PITT) 132
  Stacey Mack (TEMP) 132

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Mike Cloud (BC) 1924
2. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 1671
3. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 1646
4. Kevin Johnson (SYR) 999
5. Shawn Foreman* (WV) 948
6. Jacki Crooks (RUT) 946
7. Latef Grim (PITT) 912
8. David Saunders* (WV) 878
9. Stacey Mack (TEMP) 854
10. Anthony DiCosmo (BC) 804

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 19
2. Mike Cloud (BC) 14
  Amos Zereoue* (WV) 14
4. Kevin Johnson (SYR) 12
5. Latef Grim (PITT) 10
6. Rob Konrad (SYR) 9
7. Shawn Foreman* (WV) 8
  Santana Moss (MIAFL) 8
  Ricky Hall (VATECH) 8
  Donovan McNabb (SYR) 8
  David Saunders* (WV) 8

Total Plays

1. Marc Bulger* (WV) 452
2. Matt Lytle (PITT) 422
3. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 386
4. Scott Mutryn (BC) 368
5. Mike McMahon (RUT) 338
6. Scott Covington (MIAFL) 315
7. Mike Cloud (BC) 308
8. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 283
9. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 242
10. Al Clark (VATECH) 216

Total Yards

1. Marc Bulger* (WV) 3515
2. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 2572
3. Scott Mutryn (BC) 2298
4. Matt Lytle (PITT) 2212
5. Mike McMahon (RUT) 2136
6. Scott Covington (MIAFL) 2109
7. Mike Cloud (BC) 1726
8. Amos Zereoue* (WV) 1462
9. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 1416
10. Al Clark (VATECH) 1119

Total Yards Per Play

1. Marc Bulger* (WV) 7.8

Total Touchdowns

1. Marc Bulger* (WV) 31
2. Donovan McNabb (SYR) 30
3. Matt Lytle (PITT) 19
  Scott Covington (MIAFL) 19
5. Edgerrin James (MIAFL) 17
6. Scott Mutryn (BC) 16
7. Mike Cloud (BC) 14
  Mike McMahon (RUT) 14
9. Al Clark (VATECH) 13
  Amos Zereoue* (WV) 13