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2002 Big East Conference Year Summary

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Record: 58-44, .569 W-L% (4th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 3.92 (6th of 12) ▪ SOS: 1.86 (6th of 12)

Conference Champion: Miami (FL)

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Miami (FL) 12 1 .923 7 0 1.000 40.5 19.1 20.35 3.04
West Virginia 9 4 .692 6 1 .857 30.5 23.2 7.30 2.30
Pittsburgh 9 4 .692 5 2 .714 25.5 17.8 9.99 2.45
Virginia Tech 10 4 .714 3 4 .429 30.6 18.8 11.16 2.31
Boston College 9 4 .692 3 4 .429 30.2 19.5 9.22 0.53
Syracuse 4 8 .333 2 5 .286 28.9 33.8 -4.63 1.45
Temple 4 8 .333 2 5 .286 20.2 29.3 -5.22 2.44
Rutgers 1 11 .083 0 7 .000 13.9 33.1 -16.85 0.32

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/26 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
Miami (FL) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2
Virginia Tech 16 16 12 11 7 5 4 4 3 3 3 8 13 13 22 18 21 18
Pittsburgh                       22 18 17 17 25 24 19
West Virginia                             24 15 15 25

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2003-01-03 Fiesta Bowl Ohio State 31 Miami (FL) 24 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
2002-12-31 San Francisco Bowl Virginia Tech 20 Air Force 13 San Francisco Bowl (San Francisco, CA)
2002-12-28 Continental Tire Bowl Virginia 48 West Virginia 22 Continental Tire Bowl (Charlotte, NC)
2002-12-26 Insight Bowl Pittsburgh 38 Oregon State 13 Insight Bowl (Phoenix, AZ)
2002-12-26 Motor City Bowl Boston College 51 Toledo 25 Motor City Bowl (Detroit, MI)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Brian St. Pierre* (BC) 237
2. Ken Dorsey* (MIAFL) 222
3. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 192
4. Mike McGann (TEMP) 173
5. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 158
6. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 139
7. Troy Nunes (SYR) 115
8. Ted Trump (RUT) 71
9. Ryan Cubit (RUT) 64
10. R.J. Anderson (SYR) 58

Pass Attempts

1. Brian St. Pierre* (BC) 407
2. Ken Dorsey* (MIAFL) 393
3. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 367
4. Mike McGann (TEMP) 353
5. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 259
6. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 248
7. Troy Nunes (SYR) 198
8. Ted Trump (RUT) 155
9. Ryan Cubit (RUT) 141
10. R.J. Anderson (SYR) 134

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 63.7
2. Brian St. Pierre* (BC) 58.2
3. Troy Nunes (SYR) 58.1
4. Ken Dorsey* (MIAFL) 56.5
5. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 53.7
6. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 52.3
7. Mike McGann (TEMP) 49.0

Passing Yards

1. Ken Dorsey* (MIAFL) 3369
2. Brian St. Pierre* (BC) 2983
3. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 2783
4. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 2134
5. Mike McGann (TEMP) 1994
6. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 1616
7. Troy Nunes (SYR) 1337
8. R.J. Anderson (SYR) 899
9. Ted Trump (RUT) 740
10. Ryan Cubit (RUT) 657

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 8.6
2. Ken Dorsey* (MIAFL) 8.6
3. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 7.6
4. Brian St. Pierre* (BC) 7.3
5. Troy Nunes (SYR) 6.8
6. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 6.2
7. Mike McGann (TEMP) 5.6

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ken Dorsey* (MIAFL) 8.6
2. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 7.6
3. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 7.3
4. Brian St. Pierre* (BC) 6.3
5. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 6.1
6. Troy Nunes (SYR) 6.0
7. Mike McGann (TEMP) 3.6

Passing Touchdowns

1. Ken Dorsey* (MIAFL) 28
2. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 22
3. Brian St. Pierre* (BC) 18
4. Mike McGann (TEMP) 13
5. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 12
6. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 9
7. Troy Nunes (SYR) 8
8. Ryan Cubit (RUT) 5
9. Ted Trump (RUT) 4
  R.J. Anderson (SYR) 4

Passing Interceptions

1. Mike McGann (TEMP) 22
2. Brian St. Pierre* (BC) 17
3. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 12
  Ken Dorsey* (MIAFL) 12
5. Ted Trump (RUT) 11
  Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 11
7. R.J. Anderson (SYR) 8
8. Troy Nunes (SYR) 7
9. Ryan Hart (RUT) 6
  Ryan Cubit (RUT) 6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Ken Dorsey* (MIAFL) 145.9
2. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 143.1
3. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 129.3
4. Brian St. Pierre* (BC) 126.0
5. Troy Nunes (SYR) 121.1
6. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 113.7
7. Mike McGann (TEMP) 96.1

Rush Attempts

1. Avon Cobourne* (WV) 335
2. Tanardo Sharps (TEMP) 311
3. Willis McGahee* (MIAFL) 282
4. Derrick Knight* (BC) 259
5. Lee Suggs* (VATECH) 257
6. Brandon Miree* (PITT) 214
7. Walter Reyes (SYR) 182
  Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 182
9. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 173
10. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 171

Rushing Yards

1. Willis McGahee* (MIAFL) 1753
2. Avon Cobourne* (WV) 1710
3. Derrick Knight* (BC) 1432
4. Lee Suggs* (VATECH) 1325
5. Tanardo Sharps (TEMP) 1276
6. Walter Reyes (SYR) 1135
7. Brandon Miree* (PITT) 943
8. Quincy Wilson* (WV) 901
9. Kevin Jones* (VATECH) 871
10. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 666

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Quincy Wilson* (WV) 6.4
2. Walter Reyes (SYR) 6.2
3. Willis McGahee* (MIAFL) 6.2
4. Derrick Knight* (BC) 5.5
5. Kevin Jones* (VATECH) 5.4
6. Lee Suggs* (VATECH) 5.2
7. Avon Cobourne* (WV) 5.1
8. Brandon Miree* (PITT) 4.4
9. Damien Rhodes (SYR) 4.1
10. Tanardo Sharps (TEMP) 4.1

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Willis McGahee* (MIAFL) 28
2. Lee Suggs* (VATECH) 22
3. Avon Cobourne* (WV) 17
  Walter Reyes (SYR) 17
5. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 13
6. Derrick Knight* (BC) 12
7. Brandon Brokaw* (BC) 10
8. Kevin Jones* (VATECH) 9
9. Tanardo Sharps (TEMP) 8
10. Damien Rhodes (SYR) 7

Receptions

1. Larry Fitzgerald* (PITT) 69
2. Kellen Winslow* (MIAFL) 57
3. Andre Johnson* (MIAFL) 52
4. Ernest Wilford* (VATECH) 51
5. Lamar Slade* (PITT) 48
6. Zamir Cobb (TEMP) 45
7. Jamel Riddle (SYR) 41
  Keith Hemmings* (BC) 41
9. Miquelle Henderson* (WV) 40
10. Derrick Knight* (BC) 37
  Grant Adams* (BC) 37

Receiving Yards

1. Andre Johnson* (MIAFL) 1092
2. Larry Fitzgerald* (PITT) 1005
3. Ernest Wilford* (VATECH) 925
4. Kellen Winslow* (MIAFL) 726
5. Lamar Slade* (PITT) 649
6. Jamel Riddle (SYR) 626
7. Keith Hemmings* (BC) 559
  David Tyree (SYR) 559
9. Grant Adams* (BC) 542
10. Jamal Burke* (BC) 498

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Andre Johnson* (MIAFL) 21.0
2. Ernest Wilford* (VATECH) 18.1
3. David Tyree (SYR) 15.5
4. Jamel Riddle (SYR) 15.3
5. Jamal Burke* (BC) 15.1
6. Grant Adams* (BC) 14.6
7. Larry Fitzgerald* (PITT) 14.6
8. Keith Hemmings* (BC) 13.6
9. Johnnie Morant (SYR) 13.6
10. Lamar Slade* (PITT) 13.5

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Larry Fitzgerald* (PITT) 12
2. Andre Johnson* (MIAFL) 9
3. Kellen Winslow* (MIAFL) 8
4. Ernest Wilford* (VATECH) 7
5. Zamir Cobb (TEMP) 6
  Grant Adams* (BC) 6
7. Jamel Riddle (SYR) 5
8. Lamar Slade* (PITT) 4
  Ethenic Sands* (MIAFL) 4
  Sean Szarka (TEMP) 4
  Kevin Beard* (MIAFL) 4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Avon Cobourne* (WV) 350
2. Tanardo Sharps (TEMP) 338
3. Willis McGahee* (MIAFL) 309
4. Derrick Knight* (BC) 296
5. Lee Suggs* (VATECH) 268
6. Brandon Miree* (PITT) 225
7. Walter Reyes (SYR) 189
8. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 182
9. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 175
10. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 171

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Willis McGahee* (MIAFL) 2108
2. Avon Cobourne* (WV) 1856
3. Derrick Knight* (BC) 1804
4. Tanardo Sharps (TEMP) 1481
5. Lee Suggs* (VATECH) 1451
6. Walter Reyes (SYR) 1197
7. Andre Johnson* (MIAFL) 1090
8. Brandon Miree* (PITT) 1066
9. Larry Fitzgerald* (PITT) 1005
10. Quincy Wilson* (WV) 937

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Willis McGahee* (MIAFL) 28
2. Lee Suggs* (VATECH) 24
3. Avon Cobourne* (WV) 17
  Walter Reyes (SYR) 17
5. Derrick Knight* (BC) 14
6. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 13
7. Larry Fitzgerald* (PITT) 12
8. Brandon Brokaw* (BC) 10
9. Kevin Jones* (VATECH) 9
  Andre Johnson* (MIAFL) 9
  Tanardo Sharps (TEMP) 9

Total Plays

1. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 549
2. Brian St. Pierre* (BC) 475
3. Mike McGann (TEMP) 448
4. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 432
5. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 419
6. Ken Dorsey* (MIAFL) 416
7. Avon Cobourne* (WV) 335
8. Tanardo Sharps (TEMP) 311
9. Willis McGahee* (MIAFL) 282
10. Derrick Knight* (BC) 259

Total Yards

1. Ken Dorsey* (MIAFL) 3330
2. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 3181
3. Brian St. Pierre* (BC) 3109
4. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 2641
5. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 2282
6. Mike McGann (TEMP) 2194
7. Willis McGahee* (MIAFL) 1753
8. Avon Cobourne* (WV) 1710
9. Derrick Knight* (BC) 1432
10. Troy Nunes (SYR) 1361

Total Yards Per Play

1. Ken Dorsey* (MIAFL) 8.0
2. Brian St. Pierre* (BC) 6.5
3. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 5.8

Total Touchdowns

1. Willis McGahee* (MIAFL) 28
  Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 28
  Ken Dorsey* (MIAFL) 28
4. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 22
  Lee Suggs* (VATECH) 22
6. Brian St. Pierre* (BC) 19
7. Walter Reyes (SYR) 17
  Avon Cobourne* (WV) 17
9. Mike McGann (TEMP) 16
10. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 15

Touchdowns

1. Willis McGahee* (MIAFL) 28
2. Lee Suggs* (VATECH) 24
3. Walter Reyes (SYR) 17
  Avon Cobourne* (WV) 17
5. Derrick Knight* (BC) 14
6. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 13
7. Larry Fitzgerald* (PITT) 12
8. Brandon Brokaw* (BC) 10
9. Kevin Jones* (VATECH) 9
  Damien Rhodes (SYR) 9
  Andre Johnson* (MIAFL) 9
  Tanardo Sharps (TEMP) 9

Extra Point Attempts

1. Todd Sievers* (MIAFL) 69
2. Todd James* (WV) 50
3. Sandro Sciortino* (BC) 40
4. Carter Warley* (VATECH) 37
5. Collin Barber (SYR) 36
6. David Abdul* (PITT) 29
7. Cap Poklemba (TEMP) 26
8. Ryan Sands (RUT) 19
9. Nic Schmitt* (VATECH) 14
10. J.B. Gibboney* (PITT) 10

Extra Points Made

1. Todd Sievers* (MIAFL) 66
2. Todd James* (WV) 46
3. Sandro Sciortino* (BC) 38
4. Carter Warley* (VATECH) 36
5. Collin Barber (SYR) 33
6. David Abdul* (PITT) 28
7. Cap Poklemba (TEMP) 22
8. Ryan Sands (RUT) 18
9. Nic Schmitt* (VATECH) 14
10. J.B. Gibboney* (PITT) 7

Field Goal Attempts

1. Sandro Sciortino* (BC) 32
2. Todd Sievers* (MIAFL) 22
3. Cap Poklemba (TEMP) 20
  Collin Barber (SYR) 20
  David Abdul* (PITT) 20
6. Todd James* (WV) 16
7. Carter Warley* (VATECH) 15
8. Ryan Sands (RUT) 12
9. Nic Schmitt* (VATECH) 6
10. J.B. Gibboney* (PITT) 4

Field Goals Made

1. Sandro Sciortino* (BC) 23
2. Cap Poklemba (TEMP) 14
3. Todd Sievers* (MIAFL) 13
  David Abdul* (PITT) 13
5. Collin Barber (SYR) 11
  Todd James* (WV) 11
7. Carter Warley* (VATECH) 9
8. Ryan Sands (RUT) 5
9. J.B. Gibboney* (PITT) 3
10. Nic Schmitt* (VATECH) 2

Punts

1. Mike Barr (RUT) 92
2. Andy Lee* (PITT) 73
3. Mike Shafer (SYR) 69
4. Vinnie Burns* (VATECH) 64
5. Kevin McMyler* (BC) 57
6. Freddie Capshaw* (MIAFL) 54
7. Mark Fazzolari* (WV) 53
8. Garvin Ringwelski (TEMP) 47
9. Todd James* (WV) 14
10. Mike Frost (TEMP) 7
  Mike McGlaughlin (TEMP) 7
  Mike McLaughlin (TEMP) 7

Punting Yards

1. Mike Barr (RUT) 3707
2. Andy Lee* (PITT) 3147
3. Mike Shafer (SYR) 2707
4. Vinnie Burns* (VATECH) 2591
5. Freddie Capshaw* (MIAFL) 2225
6. Kevin McMyler* (BC) 2125
7. Mark Fazzolari* (WV) 1969
8. Garvin Ringwelski (TEMP) 1819
9. Todd James* (WV) 523
10. Mike Frost (TEMP) 238

Punt Returns

1. Lance Frazier* (WV) 30
2. Billy Gaines* (PITT) 27
  Roscoe Parrish* (MIAFL) 27
4. Jamal Burke* (BC) 24
5. Zamir Cobb (TEMP) 23
  Jamel Riddle (SYR) 23
7. Deangelo Hall* (VATECH) 22
8. Shawn Seabrooks (RUT) 19
9. Ethenic Sands* (MIAFL) 17
10. Shawn Robinson* (PITT) 15

Punt Return Yards

1. Roscoe Parrish* (MIAFL) 392
2. Deangelo Hall* (VATECH) 352
3. Jamel Riddle (SYR) 316
4. Jamal Burke* (BC) 286
5. Zamir Cobb (TEMP) 222
6. Lance Frazier* (WV) 208
7. Shawn Robinson* (PITT) 170
8. Ethenic Sands* (MIAFL) 169
9. Billy Gaines* (PITT) 133
10. Sean Taylor* (MIAFL) 101

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Deangelo Hall* (VATECH) 2

Kickoff Returns

1. Torrie Cox* (PITT) 30
2. Will Blackmon* (BC) 28
  Damien Rhodes (SYR) 28
4. Nathan Jones (RUT) 26
5. Jason Geathers* (MIAFL) 24
6. Richard Johnson* (VATECH) 23
7. Phil Braxton* (WV) 19
8. Steve Gregory (SYR) 17
9. Makonnen Fenton (TEMP) 14
10. Sean Szarka (TEMP) 12

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Nathan Jones (RUT) 736
2. Torrie Cox* (PITT) 690
3. Will Blackmon* (BC) 630
4. Damien Rhodes (SYR) 589
5. Jason Geathers* (MIAFL) 521
6. Richard Johnson* (VATECH) 485
7. Phil Braxton* (WV) 481
8. Makonnen Fenton (TEMP) 380
9. Steve Gregory (SYR) 376
10. Sean Szarka (TEMP) 254

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Nathan Jones (RUT) 2

Interception Return Yards

1. Willie Pile* (VATECH) 171
2. Maurice Sikes* (MIAFL) 150
3. Deangelo Hall* (VATECH) 124
4. Sean Taylor* (MIAFL) 122
5. Josh Ott* (BC) 71
6. Ronyell Whitaker* (VATECH) 56
7. Angel Estrada* (WV) 53
8. Shawntae Spencer* (PITT) 49
9. Torrie Cox* (PITT) 41
10. Jairo Almonte (TEMP) 38

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Maurice Sikes* (MIAFL) 2