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2000 Conference USA Year Summary

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Record: 53-50, .515 W-L% (3rd 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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Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Dave Ragone (Louisville) 142.2
2. Patrick Ramsey (Tulane) 133.2
3. David Garrard (East Carolina) 128.4
4. Jeff Kelly (Southern Mississippi) 125.4
5. Jason McKinley (Houston) 116.3
6. Jeff Aaron (Alabama-Birmingham) 113.1
7. Deontey Kenner* (Cincinnati) 108.9
8. Scott Scherer (Memphis) 102.7

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Marcellus Harris (East Carolina) 21.6
2. Keith Stokes (East Carolina) 15.2
3. Adrian Burnette (Tulane) 14.5
4. Ronnie Ghent (Louisville) 14.5
5. Deion Branch (Louisville) 14.3
6. Zek Parker (Louisville) 14.2
7. Tye Keith* (Cincinnati) 13.5
8. Keykowa Bell (Houston) 13.4
9. Antonio Chatman* (Cincinnati) 13.3
10. Roydell Williams (Tulane) 13.0
  Kerwin Cook (Tulane) 13.0

Field Goal Percentage

1. Jonathan Ruffin* (Cincinnati) 89.7

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Chris Johnson (Southern Mississippi) 13.9

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Omari Thompson (Army) 2

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Leo Barnes (Southern Mississippi) 3
2. Kelly Hardy (East Carolina) 2