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2003 Big East Conference Year Summary

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Record: 55-46, .545 W-L% (7th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 4.02 (6th of 12) ▪ SOS: 1.53 (6th of 12)

Conference Champion: Miami (FL) and West Virginia

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Miami (FL) 11 2 .846 6 1 .857 27.8 15.1 14.47 4.16
West Virginia 8 5 .615 6 1 .857 28.9 22.8 6.51 1.51
Pittsburgh 8 5 .615 5 2 .714 29.9 23.9 6.10 1.33
Virginia Tech 8 5 .615 4 3 .571 35.4 23.0 8.91 0.60
Boston College 8 5 .615 3 4 .429 28.5 25.5 5.69 2.53
Syracuse 6 6 .500 2 5 .286 26.7 25.1 4.11 0.95
Rutgers 5 7 .417 2 5 .286 27.4 29.5 -1.65 0.27
Temple 1 11 .083 0 7 .000 19.6 32.8 -11.95 0.88

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/1 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) 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 14 13 10 10 10 5
Pittsburgh 10 10 11 9 17 15 15     25 25 16 21 20      
Virginia Tech 9 9 9 8 5 4 4 3 3 10 5 12 12 21      
West Virginia                         25 24 21 20  

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2004-01-01 Gator Bowl Maryland 41 West Virginia 7 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
2004-01-01 Orange Bowl Miami (FL) 16 Florida State 14 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
2003-12-31 San Francisco Bowl Boston College 35 Colorado State 21 San Francisco Bowl (San Francisco, CA)
2003-12-27 Continental Tire Bowl Virginia 23 Pittsburgh 16 Continental Tire Bowl (Charlotte, NC)
2003-12-26 Insight Bowl California 52 Virginia Tech 49 Insight Bowl (Phoenix, AZ)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 247
2. Ryan Hart (RUT) 234
3. Brock Berlin* (MIAFL) 211
4. R.J. Anderson (SYR) 186
5. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 150
6. Quinton Porter* (BC) 140
7. Mike McGann (TEMP) 123
8. Walter Washington (TEMP) 110
9. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 109
10. Paul Peterson* (BC) 84

Pass Attempts

1. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 413
2. Ryan Hart (RUT) 398
3. Brock Berlin* (MIAFL) 352
4. R.J. Anderson (SYR) 310
5. Quinton Porter* (BC) 250
6. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 245
7. Mike McGann (TEMP) 235
8. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 215
9. Walter Washington (TEMP) 207
10. Paul Peterson* (BC) 147

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 61.2
2. R.J. Anderson (SYR) 60.0
3. Brock Berlin* (MIAFL) 59.9
4. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 59.8
5. Ryan Hart (RUT) 58.8
6. Quinton Porter* (BC) 56.0
7. Walter Washington (TEMP) 53.1
8. Mike McGann (TEMP) 52.3
9. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 50.7

Passing Yards

1. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 3679
2. Ryan Hart (RUT) 2714
3. Brock Berlin* (MIAFL) 2419
4. R.J. Anderson (SYR) 2164
5. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 1996
6. Quinton Porter* (BC) 1764
7. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 1729
8. Mike McGann (TEMP) 1405
9. Walter Washington (TEMP) 1265
10. Paul Peterson* (BC) 1124

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 8.9
2. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 8.1
3. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 8.0
4. Quinton Porter* (BC) 7.1
5. R.J. Anderson (SYR) 7.0
6. Brock Berlin* (MIAFL) 6.9
7. Ryan Hart (RUT) 6.8
8. Walter Washington (TEMP) 6.1
9. Mike McGann (TEMP) 6.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 9.2
2. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 7.8
3. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 7.5
4. Quinton Porter* (BC) 7.1
5. R.J. Anderson (SYR) 6.5
6. Walter Washington (TEMP) 5.6
7. Ryan Hart (RUT) 5.4
8. Brock Berlin* (MIAFL) 5.4
9. Mike McGann (TEMP) 5.3

Passing Touchdowns

1. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 37
2. Ryan Hart (RUT) 15
  Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 15
  Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 15
5. Quinton Porter* (BC) 14
6. Brock Berlin* (MIAFL) 12
7. R.J. Anderson (SYR) 10
  Paul Peterson* (BC) 10
9. Walter Washington (TEMP) 8
10. Mike McGann (TEMP) 5

Passing Interceptions

1. Ryan Hart (RUT) 19
2. Brock Berlin* (MIAFL) 17
3. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 14
4. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 10
5. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 8
  R.J. Anderson (SYR) 8
7. Paul Peterson* (BC) 7
8. Walter Washington (TEMP) 6
  Mike McGann (TEMP) 6
  Quinton Porter* (BC) 6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 157.4
2. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 141.7
3. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 133.8
4. Quinton Porter* (BC) 129.0
5. R.J. Anderson (SYR) 124.1
6. Brock Berlin* (MIAFL) 119.3
7. Ryan Hart (RUT) 119.0
8. Walter Washington (TEMP) 111.4
9. Mike McGann (TEMP) 104.5

Rush Attempts

1. Derrick Knight* (BC) 321
2. Quincy Wilson* (WV) 282
3. Kevin Jones* (VATECH) 281
4. Walter Reyes (SYR) 253
5. Brian Leonard (RUT) 213
6. Jarrett Payton* (MIAFL) 182
7. Walter Washington (TEMP) 156
8. Justise Hairston (RUT) 137
9. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 136
10. Brandon Miree* (PITT) 115

Rushing Yards

1. Derrick Knight* (BC) 1721
2. Kevin Jones* (VATECH) 1647
3. Quincy Wilson* (WV) 1380
4. Walter Reyes (SYR) 1347
5. Jarrett Payton* (MIAFL) 985
6. Brian Leonard (RUT) 880
7. Walter Washington (TEMP) 579
8. Brandon Miree* (PITT) 573
9. Justise Hairston (RUT) 550
10. Kay-Jay Harris* (WV) 524

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Kevin Jones* (VATECH) 5.9
2. Kay-Jay Harris* (WV) 5.8
3. Jarrett Payton* (MIAFL) 5.4
4. Derrick Knight* (BC) 5.4
5. Walter Reyes (SYR) 5.3
6. Frank Gore* (MIAFL) 5.3
7. Brandon Miree* (PITT) 5.0
8. Horace Dodd* (BC) 5.0
9. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 4.9
10. Quincy Wilson* (WV) 4.9

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Kevin Jones* (VATECH) 21
2. Walter Reyes (SYR) 20
3. Quincy Wilson* (WV) 12
4. Derrick Knight* (BC) 11
5. Horace Dodd* (BC) 10
6. Brian Leonard (RUT) 9
7. Justise Hairston (RUT) 8
8. Jarrett Payton* (MIAFL) 7
9. Brandon Miree* (PITT) 6
  Walter Washington (TEMP) 6

Receptions

1. Larry Fitzgerald* (PITT) 92
2. Zamir Cobb (TEMP) 74
3. Kellen Winslow* (MIAFL) 60
4. Ernest Wilford* (VATECH) 55
5. Brian Leonard (RUT) 53
6. Tres Moses (RUT) 52
7. Shawn Tucker (RUT) 50
8. Phil Goodman (TEMP) 47
9. Johnnie Morant (SYR) 46
  Grant Adams* (BC) 46

Receiving Yards

1. Larry Fitzgerald* (PITT) 1672
2. Chris Henry* (WV) 1006
3. Ernest Wilford* (VATECH) 886
4. Zamir Cobb (TEMP) 866
5. Johnnie Morant (SYR) 799
6. Shawn Tucker (RUT) 726
7. Grant Adams* (BC) 720
8. Phil Goodman (TEMP) 678
9. Kris Wilson* (PITT) 643
10. Ryan Moore* (MIAFL) 637

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Chris Henry* (WV) 24.5
2. Larry Fitzgerald* (PITT) 18.2
3. Princell Brockenbrough* (PITT) 17.6
4. Johnnie Morant (SYR) 17.4
5. Ernest Wilford* (VATECH) 16.1
6. Grant Adams* (BC) 15.7
7. Kris Wilson* (PITT) 14.6
8. Shawn Tucker (RUT) 14.5
9. Ryan Moore* (MIAFL) 14.5
10. Phil Goodman (TEMP) 14.4

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Larry Fitzgerald* (PITT) 22
2. Chris Henry* (WV) 10
3. Kris Wilson* (PITT) 9
4. Sean Ryan* (BC) 6
5. Larry Lester* (BC) 5
  Grant Adams* (BC) 5
  Zamir Cobb (TEMP) 5
  Phil Goodman (TEMP) 5
  Johnnie Morant (SYR) 5
  Tres Moses (RUT) 5
  Brian Leonard (RUT) 5

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Derrick Knight* (BC) 347
2. Quincy Wilson* (WV) 297
3. Kevin Jones* (VATECH) 295
4. Walter Reyes (SYR) 291
5. Brian Leonard (RUT) 266
6. Jarrett Payton* (MIAFL) 199
7. Walter Washington (TEMP) 156
8. Justise Hairston (RUT) 138
9. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 136
10. Brandon Miree* (PITT) 131

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Derrick Knight* (BC) 1948
2. Kevin Jones* (VATECH) 1808
3. Walter Reyes (SYR) 1722
4. Larry Fitzgerald* (PITT) 1679
5. Quincy Wilson* (WV) 1475
6. Brian Leonard (RUT) 1368
7. Jarrett Payton* (MIAFL) 1121
8. Chris Henry* (WV) 1006
9. Ernest Wilford* (VATECH) 886
10. Zamir Cobb (TEMP) 866

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Larry Fitzgerald* (PITT) 22
2. Kevin Jones* (VATECH) 21
  Walter Reyes (SYR) 21
4. Brian Leonard (RUT) 14
5. Quincy Wilson* (WV) 13
6. Derrick Knight* (BC) 11
7. Horace Dodd* (BC) 10
  Chris Henry* (WV) 10
9. Kris Wilson* (PITT) 9
10. Justise Hairston (RUT) 8
  Jarrett Payton* (MIAFL) 8

Total Plays

1. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 549
2. Ryan Hart (RUT) 438
3. R.J. Anderson (SYR) 409
4. Brock Berlin* (MIAFL) 384
5. Walter Washington (TEMP) 363
6. Quinton Porter* (BC) 328
7. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 327
8. Derrick Knight* (BC) 321
9. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 316
10. Mike McGann (TEMP) 284

Total Yards

1. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 3829
2. Ryan Hart (RUT) 2538
3. R.J. Anderson (SYR) 2426
4. Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 2400
5. Brock Berlin* (MIAFL) 2357
6. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 2032
7. Quinton Porter* (BC) 1923
8. Walter Washington (TEMP) 1844
9. Derrick Knight* (BC) 1721
10. Kevin Jones* (VATECH) 1647

Total Yards Per Play

1. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 7.0

Total Touchdowns

1. Rod Rutherford* (PITT) 39
2. Kevin Jones* (VATECH) 21
3. Walter Reyes (SYR) 20
  Bryan Randall* (VATECH) 20
5. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 19
6. Ryan Hart (RUT) 16
  Quinton Porter* (BC) 16
8. R.J. Anderson (SYR) 15
9. Walter Washington (TEMP) 14
10. Brock Berlin* (MIAFL) 12
  Quincy Wilson* (WV) 12

Touchdowns

1. Larry Fitzgerald* (PITT) 22
2. Kevin Jones* (VATECH) 21
  Walter Reyes (SYR) 21
4. Brian Leonard (RUT) 14
5. Quincy Wilson* (WV) 13
6. Derrick Knight* (BC) 11
7. Chris Henry* (WV) 10
  Horace Dodd* (BC) 10
9. Kris Wilson* (PITT) 9
10. Justise Hairston (RUT) 8
  Jarrett Payton* (MIAFL) 8

Points

1. Travis Garvin* (WV) 24
2. Adam Jones* (WV) 18
3. Brian Bender (RUT) 6
  Santonio Thomas* (MIAFL) 6

Extra Point Attempts

1. Carter Warley* (VATECH) 57
2. David Abdul* (PITT) 51
3. Brad Cooper* (WV) 48
4. Jon Peattie* (MIAFL) 37
5. Sandro Sciortino* (BC) 36
6. Collin Barber (SYR) 34
7. Jared Davis (TEMP) 26
8. Ryan Sands (RUT) 25
9. Mike Fassel* (BC) 10
  Justin Musiek (RUT) 10

Extra Points Made

1. Carter Warley* (VATECH) 54
2. David Abdul* (PITT) 49
3. Brad Cooper* (WV) 46
4. Jon Peattie* (MIAFL) 37
5. Sandro Sciortino* (BC) 36
6. Collin Barber (SYR) 33
7. Ryan Sands (RUT) 24
8. Jared Davis (TEMP) 23
9. Mike Fassel* (BC) 9
10. Justin Musiek (RUT) 8

Field Goal Attempts

1. Jon Peattie* (MIAFL) 28
2. Jared Davis (TEMP) 22
3. Ryan Sands (RUT) 21
4. Sandro Sciortino* (BC) 18
  David Abdul* (PITT) 18
  Brad Cooper* (WV) 18
  Carter Warley* (VATECH) 18
8. Collin Barber (SYR) 16
9. Justin Musiek (RUT) 2
  J.B. Gibboney* (PITT) 2
  Michael Cortese (RUT) 2

Field Goals Made

1. Jon Peattie* (MIAFL) 22
2. Collin Barber (SYR) 12
  Ryan Sands (RUT) 12
  Carter Warley* (VATECH) 12
5. Brad Cooper* (WV) 11
  Sandro Sciortino* (BC) 11
7. Jared Davis (TEMP) 10
8. David Abdul* (PITT) 9

Punts

1. Andy Lee* (PITT) 77
2. Todd James* (WV) 74
3. Jeff Gomulinski* (BC) 66
4. Joe Radigan (RUT) 60
  Brendan Carney (SYR) 60
6. Vinnie Burns* (VATECH) 57
7. Mike McLaughlin (TEMP) 51
8. Brian Monroe* (MIAFL) 49
9. Garvin Ringwelski (TEMP) 14
10. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 6

Punting Yards

1. Andy Lee* (PITT) 3399
2. Todd James* (WV) 3056
3. Jeff Gomulinski* (BC) 2630
4. Brendan Carney (SYR) 2581
5. Joe Radigan (RUT) 2360
6. Vinnie Burns* (VATECH) 2267
7. Mike McLaughlin (TEMP) 2035
8. Brian Monroe* (MIAFL) 1749
9. Garvin Ringwelski (TEMP) 486
10. Rasheed Marshall* (WV) 173

Punt Returns

1. Deangelo Hall* (VATECH) 33
2. William Ferguson* (PITT) 32
3. Marcus Clayton (SYR) 27
4. Roscoe Parrish* (MIAFL) 23
5. Tres Moses (RUT) 22
6. Zamir Cobb (TEMP) 21
7. Adam Jones* (WV) 16
  Pac-Man Jones* (WV) 16
9. Nathanael Hasselbeck* (BC) 14
  Lance Frazier* (WV) 14

Punt Return Yards

1. Deangelo Hall* (VATECH) 487
2. William Ferguson* (PITT) 327
3. Lance Frazier* (WV) 291
4. Marcus Clayton (SYR) 273
5. Tres Moses (RUT) 250
6. Roscoe Parrish* (MIAFL) 240
7. Zamir Cobb (TEMP) 227
8. Antrel Rolle* (MIAFL) 203
9. Nathanael Hasselbeck* (BC) 155
10. Pac-Man Jones* (WV) 98
  Adam Jones* (WV) 98

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Adam Jones* (WV) 6.1

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Deangelo Hall* (VATECH) 3

Kickoff Returns

1. Will Blackmon* (BC) 36
2. Pac-Man Jones* (WV) 33
  Adam Jones* (WV) 33
4. Terrell Allen* (PITT) 25
5. Makonnen Fenton (TEMP) 24
6. Jamil Porter (TEMP) 22
7. Nathan Jones (RUT) 19
8. Devin Hester* (MIAFL) 18
  Kay-Jay Harris* (WV) 18
  Mike Imoh* (VATECH) 18
  Johnnie Morant (SYR) 18

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Will Blackmon* (BC) 922
2. Adam Jones* (WV) 867
  Pac-Man Jones* (WV) 867
4. Terrell Allen* (PITT) 591
5. Jamil Porter (TEMP) 560
6. Mike Imoh* (VATECH) 549
7. Devin Hester* (MIAFL) 517
8. Nathan Jones (RUT) 489
9. Makonnen Fenton (TEMP) 468
10. Johnnie Morant (SYR) 403

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Adam Jones* (WV) 26.3

Interceptions

1. Sean Taylor* (MIAFL) 10
2. Brian King* (WV) 6
3. Lance Frazier* (WV) 5
  Anthony Smith (SYR) 5
5. Pac-Man Jones* (WV) 4
  Will Blackmon* (BC) 4
  Adam Jones* (WV) 4
  Pete McBride (TEMP) 4
9. William Ferguson* (PITT) 3
  Eric Green* (VATECH) 3
  Kellen Pruitt (SYR) 3
  T.J. Stancil* (BC) 3

Interception Return Yards

1. Sean Taylor* (MIAFL) 184
2. Eric Green* (VATECH) 166
3. Pac-Man Jones* (WV) 91
  Adam Jones* (WV) 91
5. Jimmy Williams* (VATECH) 83
6. Lance Frazier* (WV) 82
7. T.J. Stancil* (BC) 81
8. Maurice Sikes* (MIAFL) 72
9. Malcolm Postell* (PITT) 66
10. Brandon Haw (RUT) 61

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Sean Taylor* (MIAFL) 3
2. Eric Green* (VATECH) 2