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1997 Conference USA Year Summary

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Record: 37-42, .468 W-L% (7th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -3.12 (6th of 11) ▪ SOS: -1.82 (6th of 11)

Conference Champion: Southern Mississippi

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Southern Mississippi)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Southern Mississippi 9 3 .750 6 0 1.000 28.1 17.5 8.62 -0.38
Tulane 7 4 .636 5 1 .833 34.1 20.5 3.70 -3.85
East Carolina 5 6 .455 4 2 .667 19.5 27.1 -3.07 0.39
Cincinnati 8 4 .667 2 4 .333 26.8 21.0 1.41 -4.68
Memphis 4 7 .364 2 4 .333 19.8 22.1 -6.12 -3.39
Houston 3 8 .273 2 4 .333 19.6 37.3 -11.52 0.39
Louisville 1 10 .091 0 6 .000 22.3 37.0 -14.89 -1.25

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/25 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
Southern Mississippi                     24 24     23 22 22 19

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1997-12-31 Liberty Bowl Southern Mississippi 41 Pittsburgh 7 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1997-12-29 Humanitarian Bowl Cincinnati 35 Utah State 19 Humanitarian Bowl (Boise, ID)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Chris Redman (LOU) 261
2. Dan Gonzalez (ECAR) 253
3. Shaun King (TLN) 199
4. Lee Roberts* (SMS) 194
5. Bernard Oden (MEM) 170
6. Jason McKinley (HOU) 166
7. Chad Plummer* (CIN) 87
8. Tyson Helton (HOU) 34
9. Mike Watkins (LOU) 13
10. Deontey Kenner* (CIN) 5
Pass Attempts
1. Chris Redman (LOU) 445
2. Dan Gonzalez (ECAR) 431
3. Shaun King (TLN) 363
4. Lee Roberts* (SMS) 350
5. Bernard Oden (MEM) 316
6. Jason McKinley (HOU) 314
7. Chad Plummer* (CIN) 190
8. Tyson Helton (HOU) 77
9. Mike Watkins (LOU) 25
10. Stephen Galbraith (MEM) 13
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Dan Gonzalez (ECAR) 58.7
2. Chris Redman (LOU) 58.7
3. Lee Roberts* (SMS) 55.4
4. Shaun King (TLN) 54.8
5. Bernard Oden (MEM) 53.8
6. Jason McKinley (HOU) 52.9
7. Chad Plummer* (CIN) 45.8
Passing Yards
1. Chris Redman (LOU) 3079
2. Shaun King (TLN) 2567
3. Dan Gonzalez (ECAR) 2510
4. Bernard Oden (MEM) 2249
5. Lee Roberts* (SMS) 2248
6. Jason McKinley (HOU) 1910
7. Chad Plummer* (CIN) 1176
8. Tyson Helton (HOU) 384
9. Mike Watkins (LOU) 175
10. Jason Nichols (ECAR) 96
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Bernard Oden (MEM) 7.1
2. Shaun King (TLN) 7.1
3. Chris Redman (LOU) 6.9
4. Lee Roberts* (SMS) 6.4
5. Chad Plummer* (CIN) 6.2
6. Jason McKinley (HOU) 6.1
7. Dan Gonzalez (ECAR) 5.8
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Shaun King (TLN) 6.7
2. Bernard Oden (MEM) 6.6
3. Chris Redman (LOU) 6.3
4. Lee Roberts* (SMS) 6.2
5. Dan Gonzalez (ECAR) 5.5
6. Jason McKinley (HOU) 5.1
7. Chad Plummer* (CIN) 4.5
Passing Touchdowns
1. Shaun King (TLN) 24
2. Chris Redman (LOU) 18
3. Lee Roberts* (SMS) 16
  Dan Gonzalez (ECAR) 16
5. Bernard Oden (MEM) 12
6. Jason McKinley (HOU) 9
7. Chad Plummer* (CIN) 6
8. Jason Nichols (ECAR) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Chris Redman (LOU) 14
  Shaun King (TLN) 14
3. Jason McKinley (HOU) 11
4. Chad Plummer* (CIN) 10
  Dan Gonzalez (ECAR) 10
6. Lee Roberts* (SMS) 9
  Bernard Oden (MEM) 9
8. Tyson Helton (HOU) 4
9. Deontey Kenner* (CIN) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Shaun King (TLN) 128.3
2. Chris Redman (LOU) 123.8
3. Bernard Oden (MEM) 120.4
4. Lee Roberts* (SMS) 119.3
5. Dan Gonzalez (ECAR) 115.2
6. Jason McKinley (HOU) 106.4
7. Chad Plummer* (CIN) 97.7
Rush Attempts
1. Harold Shaw* (SMS) 245
2. Ketric Sanford (HOU) 151
3. Chad Plummer* (CIN) 149
4. Daryl Royal* (CIN) 148
5. Gerard Arnold (MEM) 145
6. Vaughn Inniss (HOU) 143
7. Toney Converse (TLN) 137
  Robert Cooper* (CIN) 137
9. Bernard Oden (MEM) 129
10. Shaun King (TLN) 124
Rushing Yards
1. Harold Shaw* (SMS) 1045
2. Toney Converse (TLN) 777
3. Ketric Sanford (HOU) 636
4. Gerard Arnold (MEM) 613
5. Robert Cooper* (CIN) 611
6. Chad Plummer* (CIN) 606
7. Frank Moreau (LOU) 573
8. Vaughn Inniss (HOU) 570
9. Shaun King (TLN) 511
10. Jamaican Dartez (TLN) 506
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jamaican Dartez (TLN) 6.5
2. Toney Converse (TLN) 5.7
3. Frank Moreau (LOU) 4.8
4. Landon Smith* (CIN) 4.5
5. Robert Cooper* (CIN) 4.5
6. Harold Shaw* (SMS) 4.3
7. Gerard Arnold (MEM) 4.2
8. Ketric Sanford (HOU) 4.2
9. Shaun King (TLN) 4.1
10. Chad Plummer* (CIN) 4.1
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Harold Shaw* (SMS) 16
2. Jay McGuire (HOU) 9
3. Bernard Oden (MEM) 8
4. Chad Plummer* (CIN) 7
  Landon Smith* (CIN) 7
6. Jamaican Dartez (TLN) 5
  Shaun King (TLN) 5
  Frank Moreau (LOU) 5
9. Robert Cooper* (CIN) 4
  O'Kie Woods (TLN) 4
  Gerard Arnold (MEM) 4
Receptions
1. Miguel Montano (LOU) 67
2. P.J. Franklin (TLN) 58
3. Ibn Green (LOU) 55
4. Troy Smith (ECAR) 54
  Sherrod Gideon* (SMS) 54
6. JaJuan Dawson (TLN) 52
7. Arnold Jackson (LOU) 46
8. Damien Dodson (MEM) 45
9. Jason Nichols (ECAR) 44
10. Robbie Wheeler (HOU) 42
Receiving Yards
1. Sherrod Gideon* (SMS) 1008
2. Miguel Montano (LOU) 875
3. JaJuan Dawson (TLN) 839
4. Troy Smith (ECAR) 795
5. Ibn Green (LOU) 731
6. P.J. Franklin (TLN) 703
7. Arnold Jackson (LOU) 687
8. Richie Floyd (MEM) 617
9. Damien Dodson (MEM) 605
10. Orlando Iglesias (HOU) 529
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Sherrod Gideon* (SMS) 18.7
2. Richie Floyd (MEM) 16.2
3. JaJuan Dawson (TLN) 16.1
4. Orlando Iglesias (HOU) 16.0
5. Arnold Jackson (LOU) 14.9
6. Troy Smith (ECAR) 14.7
7. Larry Shannon (ECAR) 14.7
8. Cornelius Bonner* (CIN) 13.6
9. Damien Dodson (MEM) 13.4
10. Ibn Green (LOU) 13.3
Receiving Touchdowns
1. JaJuan Dawson (TLN) 10
2. Sherrod Gideon* (SMS) 9
3. P.J. Franklin (TLN) 8
  Ibn Green (LOU) 8
5. Arnold Jackson (LOU) 7
6. Damien Dodson (MEM) 5
7. Marcellus Harris (ECAR) 4
  Troy Smith (ECAR) 4
  Boo Blevins (MEM) 4
10. Todd Pinkston* (SMS) 3
  Ryan Burton (HOU) 3
  Jason Nichols (ECAR) 3
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Harold Shaw* (SMS) 271
2. Ketric Sanford (HOU) 165
3. Daryl Royal* (CIN) 158
4. Toney Converse (TLN) 157
5. Gerard Arnold (MEM) 152
6. Chad Plummer* (CIN) 149
7. Vaughn Inniss (HOU) 147
8. Robert Cooper* (CIN) 143
9. Scott Harley (ECAR) 140
10. Frank Moreau (LOU) 130
  Bernard Oden (MEM) 130
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Harold Shaw* (SMS) 1192
2. Sherrod Gideon* (SMS) 1008
3. Toney Converse (TLN) 909
4. Miguel Montano (LOU) 875
5. JaJuan Dawson (TLN) 839
6. Troy Smith (ECAR) 795
7. Ketric Sanford (HOU) 737
8. Ibn Green (LOU) 731
9. P.J. Franklin (TLN) 706
10. Arnold Jackson (LOU) 681
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Harold Shaw* (SMS) 16
2. JaJuan Dawson (TLN) 10
3. Jay McGuire (HOU) 9
  Sherrod Gideon* (SMS) 9
5. P.J. Franklin (TLN) 8
  Bernard Oden (MEM) 8
  Ibn Green (LOU) 8
8. Landon Smith* (CIN) 7
  Arnold Jackson (LOU) 7
  Chad Plummer* (CIN) 7
Total Plays
1. Dan Gonzalez (ECAR) 506
2. Chris Redman (LOU) 492
3. Shaun King (TLN) 487
4. Bernard Oden (MEM) 445
5. Lee Roberts* (SMS) 386
6. Jason McKinley (HOU) 343
7. Chad Plummer* (CIN) 339
8. Harold Shaw* (SMS) 245
9. Ketric Sanford (HOU) 151
10. Daryl Royal* (CIN) 148
Total Yards
1. Shaun King (TLN) 3078
2. Chris Redman (LOU) 2958
3. Dan Gonzalez (ECAR) 2419
4. Bernard Oden (MEM) 2330
5. Lee Roberts* (SMS) 2056
6. Jason McKinley (HOU) 1801
7. Chad Plummer* (CIN) 1782
8. Harold Shaw* (SMS) 1045
9. Toney Converse (TLN) 777
10. Ketric Sanford (HOU) 636
Total Yards Per Play
1. Shaun King (TLN) 6.3
Total Touchdowns
1. Shaun King (TLN) 29
2. Bernard Oden (MEM) 20
3. Chris Redman (LOU) 18
4. Dan Gonzalez (ECAR) 17
5. Harold Shaw* (SMS) 16
  Lee Roberts* (SMS) 16
7. Chad Plummer* (CIN) 13
8. Jay McGuire (HOU) 9
  Jason McKinley (HOU) 9
10. Landon Smith* (CIN) 7