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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. Ken Dorsey* (MIAFL) 12
  Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 12
5. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 11
  Ted Trump (RUT) 11
7. R.J. Anderson (SYR) 8
8. Troy Nunes (SYR) 7
9. Ryan Cubit (RUT) 6
  Ryan Hart (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. Keith Hemmings* (BC) 41
  Jamel Riddle (SYR) 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
  Kevin Beard* (MIAFL) 4
  Sean Szarka (TEMP) 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
  Tanardo Sharps (TEMP) 9
  Andre Johnson* (MIAFL) 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. 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
  Damien Rhodes (SYR) 9
  Andre Johnson* (MIAFL) 9
  Tanardo Sharps (TEMP) 9

Points

1. Willis McGahee* (MIAFL) 168
2. Lee Suggs* (VATECH) 144
3. Sandro Sciortino* (BC) 107
4. Todd Sievers* (MIAFL) 105
5. Walter Reyes (SYR) 104
6. Avon Cobourne* (WV) 102
7. Derrick Knight* (BC) 84
8. Todd James* (WV) 79
9. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 78
10. Larry Fitzgerald* (PITT) 72

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. Collin Barber (SYR) 20
  Cap Poklemba (TEMP) 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. Todd James* (WV) 11
  Collin Barber (SYR) 11
7. Carter Warley* (VATECH) 9
8. Ryan Sands (RUT) 5
9. J.B. Gibboney* (PITT) 3
10. Nic Schmitt* (VATECH) 2

Field Goal Percentage

1. Sandro Sciortino* (BC) 71.9
2. Cap Poklemba (TEMP) 70.0
3. Todd James* (WV) 68.8
4. David Abdul* (PITT) 65.0
5. Carter Warley* (VATECH) 60.0
6. Todd Sievers* (MIAFL) 59.1
7. Collin Barber (SYR) 55.0
8. Ryan Sands (RUT) 41.7

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

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Andy Lee* (PITT) 43.1
2. Freddie Capshaw* (MIAFL) 41.2
3. Vinnie Burns* (VATECH) 40.5
4. Mike Barr (RUT) 40.3
5. Mike Shafer (SYR) 39.2
6. Garvin Ringwelski (TEMP) 38.7
7. Kevin McMyler* (BC) 37.3
8. Mark Fazzolari* (WV) 37.2

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 Yards Per Return

1. Deangelo Hall* (VATECH) 16.0
2. Roscoe Parrish* (MIAFL) 14.5
3. Jamel Riddle (SYR) 13.7
4. Jamal Burke* (BC) 11.9
5. Shawn Robinson* (PITT) 11.3
6. Ethenic Sands* (MIAFL) 9.9
7. Zamir Cobb (TEMP) 9.7
8. Richard Johnson* (VATECH) 7.1
9. Lance Frazier* (WV) 6.9
10. Shawn Seabrooks (RUT) 5.1

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Deangelo Hall* (VATECH) 2

Kickoff Returns

1. Torrie Cox* (PITT) 30
2. Damien Rhodes (SYR) 28
  Will Blackmon* (BC) 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 Yards Per Return

1. Nathan Jones (RUT) 28.3
2. Makonnen Fenton (TEMP) 27.1
3. Phil Braxton* (WV) 25.3
4. Torrie Cox* (PITT) 23.0
5. Will Blackmon* (BC) 22.5
6. Steve Gregory (SYR) 22.1
7. Jason Geathers* (MIAFL) 21.7
8. Sean Szarka (TEMP) 21.2
9. Richard Johnson* (VATECH) 21.1
10. Damien Rhodes (SYR) 21.0

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