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2000 Conference USA Year Summary

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Record: 53-50, .515 W-L% (7th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -1.95 (7th of 12) ▪ SOS: -2.16 (8th of 12)

Conference Champion: Louisville

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Louisville 9 3 .750 6 1 .857 33.8 22.3 7.37 -2.22
East Carolina 8 4 .667 5 2 .714 30.8 21.3 6.93 -0.07
Cincinnati 7 5 .583 5 2 .714 24.1 23.8 -0.11 -1.61
Southern Mississippi 8 4 .667 4 3 .571 26.2 16.9 7.44 -0.14
Alabama-Birmingham 7 4 .636 3 3 .500 21.6 17.5 -0.69 -3.60
Tulane 6 5 .545 3 4 .429 29.9 31.5 -5.54 -5.27
Memphis 4 7 .364 2 5 .286 16.0 18.1 -7.05 -3.60
Houston 3 8 .273 2 5 .286 19.2 33.6 -10.67 -0.67
Army 1 10 .091 1 6 .143 20.4 33.8 -15.26 -2.26

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/27 9/3 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                             22 22  
Southern Mississippi 23 22 25 25 22 21 17 16 15 14 13 25 24        

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2000-12-29 Liberty Bowl Colorado State 22 Louisville 17 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
2000-12-27 Gallery Furniture Bowl East Carolina 40 Texas Tech 27 Gallery Furniture Bowl (Houston, TX)
2000-12-27 Motor City Bowl Marshall 25 Cincinnati 14 Motor City Bowl (Detroit, MI)
2000-12-20 Mobile Alabama Bowl Southern Mississippi 28 Texas Christian 21 Mobile Alabama Bowl (Mobile, AL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Jason McKinley (HOU) 251
2. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 229
3. Dave Ragone (LOU) 216
4. Jeff Kelly (SMS) 198
5. David Garrard (ECAR) 164
6. Deontey Kenner* (CIN) 156
7. Jeff Aaron (ALBIRM) 100
8. Scott Scherer (MEM) 85
9. Joe Gerena (ARMY) 72
10. Neil Suber (MEM) 69
Pass Attempts
1. Jason McKinley (HOU) 428
2. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 389
3. Dave Ragone (LOU) 354
4. Jeff Kelly (SMS) 341
5. David Garrard (ECAR) 312
6. Deontey Kenner* (CIN) 304
7. Jeff Aaron (ALBIRM) 182
8. Scott Scherer (MEM) 154
9. Joe Gerena (ARMY) 151
10. Chad Jenkins (ARMY) 125
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Dave Ragone (LOU) 61.0
2. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 58.9
3. Jason McKinley (HOU) 58.6
4. Jeff Kelly (SMS) 58.1
5. Scott Scherer (MEM) 55.2
6. Jeff Aaron (ALBIRM) 54.9
7. David Garrard (ECAR) 52.6
8. Deontey Kenner* (CIN) 51.3
Passing Yards
1. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 2833
2. Jason McKinley (HOU) 2696
3. Dave Ragone (LOU) 2621
4. Jeff Kelly (SMS) 2381
5. David Garrard (ECAR) 2332
6. Deontey Kenner* (CIN) 1906
7. Jeff Aaron (ALBIRM) 1135
8. Scott Scherer (MEM) 857
9. Joe Gerena (ARMY) 779
10. J.P. Losman (TLN) 722
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. David Garrard (ECAR) 7.5
2. Dave Ragone (LOU) 7.4
3. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 7.3
4. Jeff Kelly (SMS) 7.0
5. Jason McKinley (HOU) 6.3
6. Deontey Kenner* (CIN) 6.3
7. Jeff Aaron (ALBIRM) 6.2
8. Scott Scherer (MEM) 5.6
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Dave Ragone (LOU) 7.5
2. David Garrard (ECAR) 7.1
3. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 6.9
4. Jeff Kelly (SMS) 6.5
5. Jeff Aaron (ALBIRM) 6.0
6. Deontey Kenner* (CIN) 5.6
7. Jason McKinley (HOU) 5.6
8. Scott Scherer (MEM) 4.3
Passing Touchdowns
1. Dave Ragone (LOU) 27
2. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 24
3. David Garrard (ECAR) 19
4. Jeff Kelly (SMS) 15
5. Jason McKinley (HOU) 14
6. Deontey Kenner* (CIN) 10
7. Jeff Aaron (ALBIRM) 5
8. Curtis Zervic (ARMY) 4
  Scott Scherer (MEM) 4
  J.P. Losman (TLN) 4
Passing Interceptions
1. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 14
2. Jason McKinley (HOU) 13
3. David Garrard (ECAR) 11
  Dave Ragone (LOU) 11
5. Jeff Kelly (SMS) 10
6. Deontey Kenner* (CIN) 9
7. Chad Jenkins (ARMY) 7
8. Adam Hoover* (CIN) 6
  Curtis Zervic (ARMY) 6
  Daniel Dixon (ALBIRM) 6
  Scott Scherer (MEM) 6
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Dave Ragone (LOU) 142.2
2. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 133.2
3. David Garrard (ECAR) 128.4
4. Jeff Kelly (SMS) 125.4
5. Jason McKinley (HOU) 116.3
6. Jeff Aaron (ALBIRM) 113.1
7. Deontey Kenner* (CIN) 108.9
8. Scott Scherer (MEM) 102.7
Rush Attempts
1. Ray Jackson* (CIN) 215
2. Michael Wallace (ARMY) 192
3. Tony Stallings (LOU) 181
4. Jegil Dugger (ALBIRM) 177
5. Mewelde Moore (TLN) 174
6. Jeff Sanders (MEM) 167
7. Jeff Kelly (SMS) 148
8. Dawayne Woods (SMS) 146
9. Demarco McCleskey* (CIN) 141
10. Joffrey Reynolds (HOU) 136
Rushing Yards
1. Michael Wallace (ARMY) 1157
2. Mewelde Moore (TLN) 890
3. Ray Jackson* (CIN) 869
4. Jegil Dugger (ALBIRM) 852
5. Tony Stallings (LOU) 810
6. Leonard Henry (ECAR) 711
7. Jeff Sanders (MEM) 646
8. Dawayne Woods (SMS) 631
9. Demarco McCleskey* (CIN) 572
10. Joffrey Reynolds (HOU) 534
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Michael Wallace (ARMY) 6.0
2. Leonard Henry (ECAR) 5.3
3. Mewelde Moore (TLN) 5.1
4. Jegil Dugger (ALBIRM) 4.8
5. Tony Stallings (LOU) 4.5
6. Dawayne Woods (SMS) 4.3
7. Demarco McCleskey* (CIN) 4.1
8. Ray Jackson* (CIN) 4.0
9. Joffrey Reynolds (HOU) 3.9
10. Jeff Sanders (MEM) 3.9
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Michael Wallace (ARMY) 11
2. Leonard Henry (ECAR) 8
3. Dawayne Woods (SMS) 7
4. Ray Jackson* (CIN) 6
  Dave Ragone (LOU) 6
  Demarco McCleskey* (CIN) 6
  Tony Stallings (LOU) 6
8. Joffrey Reynolds (HOU) 5
  David Garrard (ECAR) 5
  Jegil Dugger (ALBIRM) 5
Receptions
1. Brian Robinson (HOU) 80
2. Adrian Burnette (TLN) 74
3. Deion Branch (LOU) 71
4. Terrell Harris (TLN) 64
5. Arnold Jackson (LOU) 63
6. Shawn Mills (SMS) 55
7. Keykowa Bell (HOU) 54
8. Antonio Chatman* (CIN) 49
9. Kerwin Cook (TLN) 48
10. Omari Thompson (ARMY) 40
  Leroy Handy (SMS) 40
Receiving Yards
1. Adrian Burnette (TLN) 1075
2. Deion Branch (LOU) 1016
3. Brian Robinson (HOU) 890
4. Keykowa Bell (HOU) 722
5. Shawn Mills (SMS) 713
6. Terrell Harris (TLN) 694
7. Antonio Chatman* (CIN) 651
8. Kerwin Cook (TLN) 624
9. Arnold Jackson (LOU) 609
10. Marcellus Harris (ECAR) 496
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Marcellus Harris (ECAR) 21.6
2. Keith Stokes (ECAR) 15.2
3. Adrian Burnette (TLN) 14.5
4. Ronnie Ghent (LOU) 14.5
5. Deion Branch (LOU) 14.3
6. Zek Parker (LOU) 14.2
7. Tye Keith* (CIN) 13.5
8. Keykowa Bell (HOU) 13.4
9. Antonio Chatman* (CIN) 13.3
10. Roydell Williams (TLN) 13.0
  Kerwin Cook (TLN) 13.0
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Adrian Burnette (TLN) 14
2. Deion Branch (LOU) 9
3. Kerwin Cook (TLN) 6
  Brian Robinson (HOU) 6
5. Arnold Jackson (LOU) 5
  Marcellus Harris (ECAR) 5
  Shawn Mills (SMS) 5
  Zek Parker (LOU) 5
9. Zander Robinson (TLN) 3
  Bobby Garner (SMS) 3
  Keith Stokes (ECAR) 3
  Rashon Burns (ECAR) 3
  Dawayne Woods (SMS) 3
  Billy Kendall (MEM) 3
  Tony Stallings (LOU) 3
  Ronnie Ghent (LOU) 3
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Ray Jackson* (CIN) 224
2. Michael Wallace (ARMY) 216
3. Mewelde Moore (TLN) 207
4. Tony Stallings (LOU) 202
5. Jegil Dugger (ALBIRM) 185
6. Jeff Sanders (MEM) 173
7. Dawayne Woods (SMS) 161
8. Joffrey Reynolds (HOU) 160
9. Leonard Henry (ECAR) 151
10. Demarco McCleskey* (CIN) 149
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Michael Wallace (ARMY) 1344
2. Mewelde Moore (TLN) 1240
3. Adrian Burnette (TLN) 1075
4. Deion Branch (LOU) 1028
5. Ray Jackson* (CIN) 998
6. Tony Stallings (LOU) 966
7. Brian Robinson (HOU) 888
8. Jegil Dugger (ALBIRM) 886
9. Leonard Henry (ECAR) 848
10. Dawayne Woods (SMS) 781
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Adrian Burnette (TLN) 14
2. Michael Wallace (ARMY) 12
3. Dawayne Woods (SMS) 10
4. Deion Branch (LOU) 9
  Tony Stallings (LOU) 9
  Leonard Henry (ECAR) 9
7. Ray Jackson* (CIN) 8
  Demarco McCleskey* (CIN) 8
9. Brian Robinson (HOU) 6
  Kerwin Cook (TLN) 6
  Dave Ragone (LOU) 6
Total Plays
1. Jason McKinley (HOU) 501
2. Jeff Kelly (SMS) 489
3. Dave Ragone (LOU) 455
4. David Garrard (ECAR) 447
5. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 428
6. Deontey Kenner* (CIN) 336
7. Jeff Aaron (ALBIRM) 238
8. Scott Scherer (MEM) 216
9. Ray Jackson* (CIN) 215
10. Michael Wallace (ARMY) 193
Total Yards
1. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 2886
2. Dave Ragone (LOU) 2873
3. David Garrard (ECAR) 2690
4. Jason McKinley (HOU) 2565
5. Jeff Kelly (SMS) 2435
6. Deontey Kenner* (CIN) 1912
7. Jeff Aaron (ALBIRM) 1225
8. Michael Wallace (ARMY) 1157
9. Mewelde Moore (TLN) 904
10. Ray Jackson* (CIN) 869
Total Touchdowns
1. Dave Ragone (LOU) 33
2. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 26
3. David Garrard (ECAR) 24
4. Jeff Kelly (SMS) 19
5. Jason McKinley (HOU) 15
6. Deontey Kenner* (CIN) 12
7. Michael Wallace (ARMY) 11
8. Leonard Henry (ECAR) 8
9. Dawayne Woods (SMS) 7
10. Jeff Aaron (ALBIRM) 6
  Scott Scherer (MEM) 6
  Demarco McCleskey* (CIN) 6
  Tony Stallings (LOU) 6
  Ray Jackson* (CIN) 6
Touchdowns
1. Adrian Burnette (TLN) 14
2. Michael Wallace (ARMY) 12
3. Dawayne Woods (SMS) 10
4. Tony Stallings (LOU) 9
  Deion Branch (LOU) 9
  Leonard Henry (ECAR) 9
7. Demarco McCleskey* (CIN) 8
  Ray Jackson* (CIN) 8
9. Kerwin Cook (TLN) 6
  Dave Ragone (LOU) 6
  Brian Robinson (HOU) 6
Points
1. Jonathan Ruffin (CIN) 104
2. Kopecky (ALBIRM) 6
  Patrick Burchfield (ALBIRM) 6
  Roy Magee (SMS) 6
  Robert Drewery (CIN) 6
  Chris Johnson (SMS) 6
  Dominique Hatcher (ECAR) 6
Extra Point Attempts
1. Kevin Miller (ECAR) 43
2. Seth Marler (TLN) 39
3. Brant Hanna (SMS) 32
4. Wade Tydlacka (LOU) 31
5. Brendan Mullen (ARMY) 29
6. Jonathan Ruffin (CIN) 27
  Jonathon Ruffin* (CIN) 27
8. Rhett Gallego (ALBIRM) 24
9. Mike Clark (HOU) 19
10. Ryan White (MEM) 18
Extra Points Made
1. Kevin Miller (ECAR) 42
2. Seth Marler (TLN) 37
3. Brant Hanna (SMS) 32
4. Wade Tydlacka (LOU) 31
5. Brendan Mullen (ARMY) 27
6. Jonathon Ruffin* (CIN) 26
  Jonathan Ruffin (CIN) 26
8. Rhett Gallego (ALBIRM) 23
9. Ryan White (MEM) 18
10. Mike Clark (HOU) 17
Field Goal Attempts
1. Jonathon Ruffin* (CIN) 29
  Jonathan Ruffin (CIN) 29
3. Rhett Gallego (ALBIRM) 24
4. Seth Marler (TLN) 21
  Mike Clark (HOU) 21
6. Ryan White (MEM) 18
  Brant Hanna (SMS) 18
8. Kevin Miller (ECAR) 17
9. Brendan Mullen (ARMY) 11
10. Wade Tydlacka (LOU) 9
Field Goals Made
1. Jonathon Ruffin* (CIN) 26
  Jonathan Ruffin (CIN) 26
3. Rhett Gallego (ALBIRM) 19
4. Seth Marler (TLN) 16
5. Brant Hanna (SMS) 12
  Ryan White (MEM) 12
7. Kevin Miller (ECAR) 10
  Mike Clark (HOU) 10
9. Wade Tydlacka (LOU) 6
10. Nate Smith (LOU) 5
  Brendan Mullen (ARMY) 5
Field Goal Percentage
1. Jonathan Ruffin (CIN) 89.7
Punts
1. Ben Graves (MEM) 78
2. Mark Haulman (SMS) 76
  Mike Clark (HOU) 76
4. Adam Wulfeck* (CIN) 61
5. Casey Roussel (TLN) 59
  Dan Macelroy (ARMY) 59
7. Ross Stewart (ALBIRM) 58
8. Chris Sivori (LOU) 55
9. Kevin Miller (ECAR) 30
10. Wes Herlocker (ECAR) 29
Punting Yards
1. Mark Haulman (SMS) 3140
2. Ben Graves (MEM) 3125
3. Mike Clark (HOU) 2972
4. Casey Roussel (TLN) 2609
5. Adam Wulfeck* (CIN) 2492
6. Ross Stewart (ALBIRM) 2326
7. Dan Macelroy (ARMY) 2254
8. Chris Sivori (LOU) 2204
9. Kevin Miller (ECAR) 1212
10. Wes Herlocker (ECAR) 986
Punt Returns
1. Ryan Johnson (MEM) 37
  John Wilson (TLN) 37
3. Arnold Jackson (LOU) 31
4. Keith Stokes (ECAR) 27
5. Kenneth Johnson (SMS) 24
  Chris Johnson (SMS) 24
7. Antonio Chatman* (CIN) 23
8. Torrey Hale (ALBIRM) 18
9. Percy Coleman (ALBIRM) 16
10. Choni Francis (HOU) 13
Punt Return Yards
1. Keith Stokes (ECAR) 416
2. Ryan Johnson (MEM) 389
3. Kenneth Johnson (SMS) 333
  Chris Johnson (SMS) 333
5. John Wilson (TLN) 318
6. Arnold Jackson (LOU) 280
7. Omari Thompson (ARMY) 211
8. Antonio Chatman* (CIN) 177
9. Torrey Hale (ALBIRM) 163
10. Percy Coleman (ALBIRM) 113
Punt Return Yards Per Return
1. Chris Johnson (SMS) 13.9
Punt Return Touchdowns
1. Omari Thompson (ARMY) 2
Kickoff Returns
1. Omari Thompson (ARMY) 37
2. John Wilson (TLN) 33
3. Leif Penn (HOU) 26
  Zek Parker (LOU) 26
5. Antonio Chatman* (CIN) 24
  Keith Stokes (ECAR) 24
7. Raymond Walls (SMS) 16
8. Cedric Thatch (ALBIRM) 15
9. Zander Robinson (TLN) 13
10. Ryan Johnson (MEM) 12
Kickoff Return Yards
1. Zek Parker (LOU) 752
2. Omari Thompson (ARMY) 716
3. John Wilson (TLN) 687
4. Leif Penn (HOU) 513
5. Keith Stokes (ECAR) 503
6. Antonio Chatman* (CIN) 476
7. Raymond Walls (SMS) 329
8. Cedric Thatch (ALBIRM) 301
9. Charles Spencer* (CIN) 266
10. Zander Robinson (TLN) 264
Interceptions
1. Anthony Floyd (LOU) 10
2. Rashad Holman (LOU) 6
3. Glenn Sumter (MEM) 5
  Hanik Milligan (HOU) 5
  Leo Barnes (SMS) 5
6. Chris Brown (ALBIRM) 3
  Lynaris Elpheage (TLN) 3
  Anthony Thomas* (CIN) 3
  Adrian Singleton (ALBIRM) 3
  Wes Foss (ALBIRM) 3
  Brian Zickefoose (ARMY) 3
  Jason Parker (HOU) 3
  Dejuan Gossett* (CIN) 3
  Adrian Abrams (ALBIRM) 3
  Michael Brown (LOU) 3
Interception Return Yards
1. Anthony Floyd (LOU) 152
2. Leo Barnes (SMS) 123
3. Idrees Bashir (MEM) 100
4. Hanik Milligan (HOU) 77
5. Glenn Sumter (MEM) 76
6. Wes Foss (ALBIRM) 72
  Brent Dial (ARMY) 72
8. Lyle Weaver (ARMY) 71
9. Kelly Hardy (ECAR) 60
10. Raymond Walls (SMS) 54
  Dejuan Gossett* (CIN) 54
Interception Return Touchdowns
1. Leo Barnes (SMS) 3
2. Kelly Hardy (ECAR) 2