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2006 Big East Conference Year Summary

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Record: 65-36, .644 W-L% (2nd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.54 (2nd of 12) ▪ SOS: 2.34 (3rd of 12)

Conference Champion: Louisville

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Louisville and West Virginia)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Louisville, Rutgers and West Virginia)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Louisville 12 1 .923 6 1 .857 37.8 16.3 19.94 2.94
Rutgers 11 2 .846 5 2 .714 29.8 14.3 12.88 1.11
West Virginia 11 2 .846 5 2 .714 38.8 21.7 16.80 2.10
South Florida 9 4 .692 4 3 .571 23.0 16.9 5.94 0.25
Cincinnati 8 5 .615 4 3 .571 21.1 19.6 5.29 3.29
Pittsburgh 6 6 .500 2 5 .286 31.8 22.8 4.57 1.23
Connecticut 4 8 .333 1 6 .143 21.4 27.0 -3.02 3.48
Syracuse 4 8 .333 1 6 .143 17.4 24.6 -2.08 4.34

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/5 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 Final
Louisville 13 13 12 8 8 8 7 6 6 5 3 10 8 6 5 6
West Virginia 5 6 5 4 4 4 5 4 4 3 10 8 7 15 13 10
Rutgers         23 24 24 19 16 15 15 7 15 13 16 12

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2007-01-06 International Bowl Cincinnati 27 Western Michigan 24 International Bowl (Toronto, Canada)
2007-01-02 Orange Bowl Louisville 24 Wake Forest 13 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
2007-01-01 Gator Bowl West Virginia 38 Georgia Tech 35 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
2006-12-28 Texas Bowl Rutgers 37 Kansas State 10 Texas Bowl (Houston, TX)
2006-12-23 PapaJohns.com Bowl South Florida 24 East Carolina 7 PapaJohns.com Bowl (Birmingham, AL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Tyler Palko (PITT) 220
2. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 202
3. Brian Brohm* (LOU) 199
4. Mike Teel* (RUT) 164
5. Perry Patterson (SYR) 158
6. Dustin Grutza* (CIN) 137
7. Pat White* (WV) 118
8. D.J. Hernandez (CT) 86
9. Matt Bonislawski (CT) 75
10. Nick Davila* (CIN) 70

Pass Attempts

1. Tyler Palko (PITT) 322
2. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 317
3. Brian Brohm* (LOU) 313
4. Perry Patterson (SYR) 300
5. Mike Teel* (RUT) 296
6. Dustin Grutza* (CIN) 225
7. Pat White* (WV) 179
8. Matt Bonislawski (CT) 163
9. D.J. Hernandez (CT) 147
10. Nick Davila* (CIN) 118

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Tyler Palko (PITT) 68.3
2. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 63.7
3. Brian Brohm* (LOU) 63.6
4. Dustin Grutza* (CIN) 60.9
5. Mike Teel* (RUT) 55.4
6. Perry Patterson (SYR) 52.7

Passing Yards

1. Brian Brohm* (LOU) 3049
2. Tyler Palko (PITT) 2871
3. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 2576
4. Mike Teel* (RUT) 2135
5. Perry Patterson (SYR) 1865
6. Pat White* (WV) 1655
7. Dustin Grutza* (CIN) 1632
8. Nick Davila* (CIN) 1057
9. D.J. Hernandez (CT) 849
10. Matt Bonislawski (CT) 843

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Brian Brohm* (LOU) 9.7
2. Tyler Palko (PITT) 8.9
3. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 8.1
4. Dustin Grutza* (CIN) 7.3
5. Mike Teel* (RUT) 7.2
6. Perry Patterson (SYR) 6.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Brian Brohm* (LOU) 10.0
2. Tyler Palko (PITT) 9.2
3. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 7.1
4. Perry Patterson (SYR) 6.4
5. Mike Teel* (RUT) 6.0
6. Dustin Grutza* (CIN) 5.5

Passing Touchdowns

1. Tyler Palko (PITT) 25
2. Brian Brohm* (LOU) 16
3. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 15
4. Pat White* (WV) 13
5. Mike Teel* (RUT) 12
  Perry Patterson (SYR) 12
7. D.J. Hernandez (CT) 9
  Dustin Grutza* (CIN) 9
9. Nick Davila* (CIN) 8
10. Matt Bonislawski (CT) 5
  Hunter Cantwell* (LOU) 5

Passing Interceptions

1. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 14
2. Mike Teel* (RUT) 13
  Dustin Grutza* (CIN) 13
4. D.J. Hernandez (CT) 9
  Tyler Palko (PITT) 9
6. Pat White* (WV) 7
7. Brian Brohm* (LOU) 5
8. Perry Patterson (SYR) 4
9. Matt Bonislawski (CT) 3
  Nick Davila* (CIN) 3

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Tyler Palko (PITT) 163.2
2. Brian Brohm* (LOU) 159.1
3. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 138.8
4. Dustin Grutza* (CIN) 123.5
5. Mike Teel* (RUT) 120.6
6. Perry Patterson (SYR) 115.4

Rush Attempts

1. Ray Rice* (RUT) 335
2. Steve Slaton* (WV) 248
3. LaRod Stephens-Howling (PITT) 178
  Matt Grothe* (SFL) 178
5. Pat White* (WV) 165
6. Greg Moore* (CIN) 162
7. Donald Brown (CT) 161
8. Delone Carter (SYR) 156
9. Kolby Smith* (LOU) 154
10. Curtis Brinkley (SYR) 139

Rushing Yards

1. Ray Rice* (RUT) 1794
2. Steve Slaton* (WV) 1744
3. Pat White* (WV) 1219
4. Donald Brown (CT) 896
5. LaRod Stephens-Howling (PITT) 893
6. Kolby Smith* (LOU) 862
7. Delone Carter (SYR) 713
8. Greg Moore* (CIN) 709
9. Terry Caulley (CT) 674
10. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 622

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Pat White* (WV) 7.4
2. Steve Slaton* (WV) 7.0
3. Terry Caulley (CT) 5.6
4. Kolby Smith* (LOU) 5.6
5. Donald Brown (CT) 5.6
6. Ray Rice* (RUT) 5.4
7. LaRod Stephens-Howling (PITT) 5.0
8. Delone Carter (SYR) 4.6
9. Brian Leonard* (RUT) 4.5
10. Greg Moore* (CIN) 4.4

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Ray Rice* (RUT) 20
2. Pat White* (WV) 18
3. Steve Slaton* (WV) 16
4. Anthony Allen* (LOU) 13
5. LaRod Stephens-Howling (PITT) 9
  Matt Grothe* (SFL) 9
7. Owen Schmitt* (WV) 7
  Donald Brown (CT) 7
  Kolby Smith* (LOU) 7
10. Lou Allen (CT) 5
  George Stripling* (LOU) 5
  Brian Leonard* (RUT) 5

Receptions

1. Harry Douglas* (LOU) 70
2. Mario Urrutia* (LOU) 58
3. Derek Kinder (PITT) 57
4. Ean Randolph* (SFL) 49
5. Oderick Turner (PITT) 44
6. Dominick Goodman* (CIN) 40
7. Darius Reynaud* (WV) 39
8. Brian Leonard* (RUT) 38
9. Taurus Johnson* (SFL) 37
10. Brandon Myles* (WV) 36

Receiving Yards

1. Harry Douglas* (LOU) 1265
2. Mario Urrutia* (LOU) 973
3. Derek Kinder (PITT) 847
4. Derrick Stewart* (CIN) 675
5. Oderick Turner (PITT) 660
6. Brandon Myles* (WV) 522
7. Darius Reynaud* (WV) 520
8. Gary Barnidge* (LOU) 511
9. Ean Randolph* (SFL) 506
10. Taurus Johnson* (SFL) 494

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Derrick Stewart* (CIN) 20.5
2. Mike Williams (SYR) 19.2
3. Harry Douglas* (LOU) 18.1
4. Mario Urrutia* (LOU) 16.8
5. Gary Barnidge* (LOU) 16.5
6. Kenny Britt* (RUT) 15.2
7. Marcel Pestano (PITT) 15.1
8. Amarri Jackson* (SFL) 15.1
9. Oderick Turner (PITT) 15.0
10. Derek Kinder (PITT) 14.9

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Brandon Myles* (WV) 8
  Oderick Turner (PITT) 8
3. Derek Kinder (PITT) 6
  Mario Urrutia* (LOU) 6
  Harry Douglas* (LOU) 6
6. Derrick Stewart* (CIN) 5
  Dominick Goodman* (CIN) 5
8. Tiquan Underwood* (RUT) 4
  Gary Barnidge* (LOU) 4
  Ean Randolph* (SFL) 4
  Mike Williams (SYR) 4
  Steve Buches (PITT) 4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Ray Rice* (RUT) 339
2. Steve Slaton* (WV) 275
3. LaRod Stephens-Howling (PITT) 197
4. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 179
5. Kolby Smith* (LOU) 178
6. Greg Moore* (CIN) 174
  Donald Brown (CT) 174
8. Pat White* (WV) 165
  Delone Carter (SYR) 165
10. Curtis Brinkley (SYR) 149

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Steve Slaton* (WV) 2104
2. Ray Rice* (RUT) 1824
3. Harry Douglas* (LOU) 1314
4. Pat White* (WV) 1219
5. LaRod Stephens-Howling (PITT) 1124
6. Kolby Smith* (LOU) 1079
7. Mario Urrutia* (LOU) 973
8. Donald Brown (CT) 962
9. Derek Kinder (PITT) 847
10. Greg Moore* (CIN) 795

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Ray Rice* (RUT) 20
2. Pat White* (WV) 18
  Steve Slaton* (WV) 18
4. Anthony Allen* (LOU) 14
5. LaRod Stephens-Howling (PITT) 10
6. Donald Brown (CT) 9
  Matt Grothe* (SFL) 9
8. Owen Schmitt* (WV) 8
  Brandon Myles* (WV) 8
  Oderick Turner (PITT) 8

Total Plays

1. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 495
2. Tyler Palko (PITT) 388
3. Perry Patterson (SYR) 382
4. Brian Brohm* (LOU) 360
5. Pat White* (WV) 344
6. Ray Rice* (RUT) 336
7. Dustin Grutza* (CIN) 310
8. Mike Teel* (RUT) 309
9. Steve Slaton* (WV) 248
10. D.J. Hernandez (CT) 229

Total Yards

1. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 3198
2. Brian Brohm* (LOU) 3094
3. Tyler Palko (PITT) 2948
4. Pat White* (WV) 2874
5. Mike Teel* (RUT) 2085
6. Dustin Grutza* (CIN) 1878
7. Ray Rice* (RUT) 1794
8. Steve Slaton* (WV) 1744
9. Perry Patterson (SYR) 1691
10. D.J. Hernandez (CT) 1071

Total Yards Per Play

1. Brian Brohm* (LOU) 8.6
2. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 6.5

Total Touchdowns

1. Pat White* (WV) 31
2. Tyler Palko (PITT) 27
3. Matt Grothe* (SFL) 24
4. Ray Rice* (RUT) 20
5. Brian Brohm* (LOU) 16
  Steve Slaton* (WV) 16
7. Perry Patterson (SYR) 13
  Anthony Allen* (LOU) 13
9. Mike Teel* (RUT) 12
10. D.J. Hernandez (CT) 11

Touchdowns

1. Ray Rice* (RUT) 20
2. Pat White* (WV) 18
  Steve Slaton* (WV) 18
4. Anthony Allen* (LOU) 14
5. LaRod Stephens-Howling (PITT) 10
6. Donald Brown (CT) 9
  Matt Grothe* (SFL) 9
8. Brandon Myles* (WV) 8
  Owen Schmitt* (WV) 8
  Oderick Turner (PITT) 8

Points

1. Arthur Carmody* (LOU) 123
2. Ray Rice* (RUT) 120
3. Pat McAfee* (WV) 113
4. Steve Slaton* (WV) 108
  Pat White* (WV) 108
6. Jeremy Ito* (RUT) 107
7. Anthony Allen* (LOU) 86
8. Conor Lee (PITT) 83
9. Kevin Lovell* (CIN) 82
10. Patrick Shadle (SYR) 69

Extra Point Attempts

1. Pat McAfee* (WV) 62
2. Art Carmody* (LOU) 60
  Arthur Carmody* (LOU) 60
4. Conor Lee (PITT) 47
5. Jeremy Ito* (RUT) 42
6. Kevin Lovell* (CIN) 28
7. Mike Benzer* (SFL) 22
8. Patrick Shadle (SYR) 21
9. Matt Nuzie (CT) 15
10. Delbert Alvarado* (SFL) 14

Extra Points Made

1. Pat McAfee* (WV) 62
2. Art Carmody* (LOU) 60
  Arthur Carmody* (LOU) 60
4. Conor Lee (PITT) 47
5. Jeremy Ito* (RUT) 41
6. Kevin Lovell* (CIN) 28
7. Mike Benzer* (SFL) 21
  Patrick Shadle (SYR) 21
9. Delbert Alvarado* (SFL) 13
  Matt Nuzie (CT) 13

Field Goal Attempts

1. Jeremy Ito* (RUT) 29
2. Art Carmody* (LOU) 25
  Arthur Carmody* (LOU) 25
4. Kevin Lovell* (CIN) 23
5. Pat McAfee* (WV) 22
6. Patrick Shadle (SYR) 18
7. Conor Lee (PITT) 14
8. Matt Nuzie (CT) 10
9. Delbert Alvarado* (SFL) 9
10. Mike Benzer* (SFL) 6

Field Goals Made

1. Jeremy Ito* (RUT) 22
2. Arthur Carmody* (LOU) 21
  Art Carmody* (LOU) 21
4. Kevin Lovell* (CIN) 18
5. Pat McAfee* (WV) 17
6. Patrick Shadle (SYR) 16
7. Conor Lee (PITT) 12
8. Delbert Alvarado* (SFL) 5
9. Matt Nuzie (CT) 4
10. Tony Ciaravino (CT) 2
  Mike Benzer* (SFL) 2

Field Goal Percentage

1. Patrick Shadle (SYR) 88.9
2. Conor Lee (PITT) 85.7
3. Arthur Carmody* (LOU) 84.0
  Art Carmody* (LOU) 84.0
5. Kevin Lovell* (CIN) 78.3
6. Pat McAfee* (WV) 77.3
7. Jeremy Ito* (RUT) 75.9

Punts

1. Brendan Carney (SYR) 72
2. Chris Pavasaris (CT) 71
3. Brian Steel* (CIN) 70
4. Joe Radigan* (RUT) 56
5. Adam Graessle (PITT) 49
6. Justin Teachey* (SFL) 45
7. Cory Goettsche* (LOU) 29
8. Pat McAfee* (WV) 18
9. Todd Flannery* (LOU) 17
  Scott Kozlowski* (WV) 17

Punting Yards

1. Brendan Carney (SYR) 3021
2. Chris Pavasaris (CT) 2845
3. Brian Steel* (CIN) 2715
4. Joe Radigan* (RUT) 2467
5. Adam Graessle (PITT) 2059
6. Justin Teachey* (SFL) 1718
7. Cory Goettsche* (LOU) 1100
8. Pat McAfee* (WV) 778
9. Todd Flannery* (LOU) 675
10. Scott Kozlowski* (WV) 671

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Joe Radigan* (RUT) 44.1
2. Adam Graessle (PITT) 42.0
3. Brendan Carney (SYR) 42.0
4. Chris Pavasaris (CT) 40.1
5. Brian Steel* (CIN) 38.8
6. Justin Teachey* (SFL) 38.2

Punt Returns

1. Derrick Stewart* (CIN) 25
  Ean Randolph* (SFL) 25
3. Darrelle Revis (PITT) 22
4. Larry Taylor (CT) 20
5. Vaughn Rivers* (WV) 18
  Patrick Carter* (LOU) 18
7. Willie Foster* (RUT) 14
8. Max Meisel (SYR) 13
9. Trent Guy* (LOU) 10
10. Antonio Lewis* (WV) 8
  Bruce Williams (SYR) 8

Punt Return Yards

1. Ean Randolph* (SFL) 370
2. Larry Taylor (CT) 255
3. Derrick Stewart* (CIN) 231
4. Vaughn Rivers* (WV) 195
5. Darrelle Revis (PITT) 190
6. Willie Foster* (RUT) 127
7. Patrick Carter* (LOU) 107
8. Max Meisel (SYR) 103
9. Trent Guy* (LOU) 74
10. Jajuan Spillman* (LOU) 68

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Ean Randolph* (SFL) 14.8
2. Larry Taylor (CT) 12.8
3. Vaughn Rivers* (WV) 10.8
4. Derrick Stewart* (CIN) 9.2
5. Willie Foster* (RUT) 9.1
6. Darrelle Revis (PITT) 8.6
7. Max Meisel (SYR) 7.9
8. Patrick Carter* (LOU) 5.9

Kickoff Returns

1. Darius Reynaud* (WV) 30
2. Lowell Robinson (PITT) 26
3. Dominick Goodman* (CIN) 21
  Curtis Brinkley (SYR) 21
5. Willie Foster* (RUT) 18
6. Jajuan Spillman* (LOU) 17
7. Taurus Johnson* (SFL) 14
8. Vaughn Rivers* (WV) 13
  Robert McClain (CT) 13
10. Andre Dixon (CT) 12

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Darius Reynaud* (WV) 813
2. Lowell Robinson (PITT) 725
3. Dominick Goodman* (CIN) 541
4. Jajuan Spillman* (LOU) 450
5. Curtis Brinkley (SYR) 448
6. Willie Foster* (RUT) 370
7. Taurus Johnson* (SFL) 316
8. Vaughn Rivers* (WV) 293
9. Larry Taylor (CT) 279
10. Robert McClain (CT) 247

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Lowell Robinson (PITT) 27.9
2. Darius Reynaud* (WV) 27.1
3. Jajuan Spillman* (LOU) 26.5
4. Dominick Goodman* (CIN) 25.8
5. Taurus Johnson* (SFL) 22.6
6. Vaughn Rivers* (WV) 22.5
7. Curtis Brinkley (SYR) 21.3
8. Willie Foster* (RUT) 20.6
9. Robert McClain (CT) 19.0
10. Andre Dixon (CT) 17.8

Solo Tackles

1. H.B. Blades (PITT) 86
2. Stephen Nicholas* (SFL) 71
3. Clint Session (PITT) 67
4. Ben Moffitt* (SFL) 60
5. Kelvin Smith (SYR) 58
6. Jeremy Burnett* (SFL) 51
  Courtney Greene* (RUT) 51
8. Ryan Henegan (CT) 50
9. George Selvie* (SFL) 49
  Malik Jackson* (LOU) 49
  Kevin McLee* (WV) 49

Assisted Tackles

1. H.B. Blades (PITT) 61
2. Kelvin Smith (SYR) 57
3. Danny Lansanah (CT) 54
4. Quintero Frierson* (RUT) 43
5. Ryan Henegan (CT) 42
6. Ramel Meekins* (RUT) 40
7. Jerry Mackey (SYR) 39
8. Devraun Thompson* (RUT) 38
9. Jameel McClain (SYR) 37
10. Joe Fields (SYR) 36

Total Tackles

1. H.B. Blades (PITT) 147
2. Kelvin Smith (SYR) 115
3. Clint Session (PITT) 101
4. Danny Lansanah (CT) 99
5. Ryan Henegan (CT) 92
6. Stephen Nicholas* (SFL) 89
7. Ben Moffitt* (SFL) 85
8. Devraun Thompson* (RUT) 83
9. Courtney Greene* (RUT) 82
10. Tyvon Branch (CT) 79
  Kevin McLee* (WV) 79

Tackles for Loss

1. Joe Clermond (PITT) 16
2. Stephen Nicholas* (SFL) 16
  Malik Jackson* (LOU) 16
4. George Selvie* (SFL) 15
5. Kevin McCullough* (CIN) 14
  Jameel McClain (SYR) 14
7. Eric Foster* (RUT) 14
8. Jamaal Westerman* (RUT) 14
9. Ramel Meekins* (RUT) 13
  Trevor Anderson* (CIN) 13

Interceptions

1. Trae Williams* (SFL) 7
2. William Gay* (LOU) 6
3. Quinton Andrews* (WV) 5
4. Joe Fields (SYR) 4
  Danny Lansanah (CT) 4
  Darius Butler (CT) 4
  Courtney Greene* (RUT) 4
  Dominic Ross* (CIN) 4
9. Eric Wicks* (WV) 3
  Ron Girault* (RUT) 3
  Johnathan Russell* (LOU) 3
  Mike Mickens* (CIN) 3
  Gavin Smart* (LOU) 3
  A.J. Brown (SYR) 3
  Jon Russell* (LOU) 3

Interception Return Yards

1. Ron Girault* (RUT) 98
2. Jon Russell* (LOU) 96
  Johnathan Russell* (LOU) 96
4. Deangelo Smith* (CIN) 95
5. Clint Session (PITT) 78
6. Darrelle Revis (PITT) 76
7. William Gay* (LOU) 70
8. Devin McCourty* (RUT) 69
9. Quinton Andrews* (WV) 67
10. Danny Lansanah (CT) 64

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Darrelle Revis (PITT) 2

Passes Defended

1. William Gay* (LOU) 18
  Mike Mickens* (CIN) 18
3. Trae Williams* (SFL) 12
4. Mike Jenkins* (SFL) 11
  Darius Butler (CT) 11
  Gavin Smart* (LOU) 11
7. Eric Wicks* (WV) 10
8. H.B. Blades (PITT) 9
  Stephen Nicholas* (SFL) 9
  Antonio Lewis* (WV) 9