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1997 Conference USA Year Summary

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Record: 37-42, .468 W-L% (10th 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 Completion Percentage

1. Dan Gonzalez (East Carolina) 58.7
2. Chris Redman (Louisville) 58.7
3. Lee Roberts* (Southern Mississippi) 55.4
4. Shaun King (Tulane) 54.8
5. Bernard Oden (Memphis) 53.8
6. Jason McKinley (Houston) 52.9
7. Chad Plummer* (Cincinnati) 45.8

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bernard Oden (Memphis) 7.1
2. Shaun King (Tulane) 7.1
3. Chris Redman (Louisville) 6.9
4. Lee Roberts* (Southern Mississippi) 6.4
5. Chad Plummer* (Cincinnati) 6.2
6. Jason McKinley (Houston) 6.1
7. Dan Gonzalez (East Carolina) 5.8

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Shaun King (Tulane) 6.7
2. Bernard Oden (Memphis) 6.6
3. Chris Redman (Louisville) 6.3
4. Lee Roberts* (Southern Mississippi) 6.2
5. Dan Gonzalez (East Carolina) 5.5
6. Jason McKinley (Houston) 5.1
7. Chad Plummer* (Cincinnati) 4.5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Shaun King (Tulane) 128.3
2. Chris Redman (Louisville) 123.8
3. Bernard Oden (Memphis) 120.4
4. Lee Roberts* (Southern Mississippi) 119.3
5. Dan Gonzalez (East Carolina) 115.2
6. Jason McKinley (Houston) 106.4
7. Chad Plummer* (Cincinnati) 97.7

Total Yards Per Play

1. Shaun King (Tulane) 6.3

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Tinker Keck* (Cincinnati) 4

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Eric Booth* (Southern Mississippi) 2