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2005 Conference USA Year Summary

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Record: 67-73, .479 W-L% (9th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -5.14 (9th of 12) ▪ SOS: -4.13 (9th of 12)

Division Champions: Central Florida (East) and Tulsa (West)
Conference Champion: Tulsa (Won Championship Game 44-27)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
East W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Central Florida 8 5 .615 7 1 .875 28.7 28.7 -3.60 -4.22
Memphis 7 5 .583 5 3 .625 27.2 23.0 -1.76 -4.34
Southern Mississippi 7 5 .583 5 3 .625 29.6 22.7 1.26 -4.49
East Carolina 5 6 .455 4 4 .500 24.3 28.8 -6.49 -2.86
Alabama-Birmingham 5 6 .455 3 5 .375 27.9 24.0 -4.04 -6.77
Marshall 4 7 .364 3 5 .375 18.5 25.9 -9.86 -3.58
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Tulsa 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 33.1 23.5 3.95 -3.20
Texas-El Paso 8 4 .667 5 3 .625 31.8 25.9 -2.45 -7.62
Houston 6 6 .500 4 4 .500 28.1 27.0 -2.93 -3.85
Southern Methodist 5 6 .455 4 4 .500 20.8 25.5 -4.87 -3.50
Tulane 2 9 .182 1 7 .125 21.3 31.6 -15.82 -5.27
Rice 1 10 .091 1 7 .125 21.9 40.6 -15.03 0.16

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/6 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 Final
Texas-El Paso                       24        

6 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2005-12-31 Liberty Bowl Tulsa 31 Fresno State 24 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
2005-12-26 Motor City Bowl Memphis 38 Akron 31 Motor City Bowl (Detroit, MI)
2005-12-24 Hawaii Bowl Nevada 49 Central Florida 48 Hawaii Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
2005-12-23 Fort Worth Bowl Kansas 42 Houston 13 Fort Worth Bowl (Fort Worth, TX)
2005-12-21 GMAC Bowl Toledo 45 Texas-El Paso 13 GMAC Bowl (Mobile, AL)
2005-12-20 New Orleans Bowl Southern Mississippi 31 Arkansas State 19 New Orleans Bowl (Lafayette, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Jordan Palmer* (TXEP) 258
2. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 254
3. Darrell Hackney (ALBIRM) 242
4. Paul Smith* (TLS) 227
5. Steven Moffett* (CFL) 223
6. James Pinkney (ECAR) 222
7. Dustin Almond* (SMS) 216
8. Lester Ricard (TLN) 166
9. Jerad Romo (SMETH) 155
10. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 114
  Jimmy Skinner (MARSH) 114

Pass Attempts

1. Jordan Palmer* (TXEP) 434
2. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 420
3. Dustin Almond* (SMS) 394
4. Darrell Hackney (ALBIRM) 386
5. Steven Moffett* (CFL) 375
6. James Pinkney (ECAR) 366
7. Paul Smith* (TLS) 364
8. Lester Ricard (TLN) 323
9. Jerad Romo (SMETH) 282
10. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 216

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Darrell Hackney (ALBIRM) 62.7
2. Paul Smith* (TLS) 62.4
3. Jimmy Skinner (MARSH) 62.0
4. James Pinkney (ECAR) 60.7
5. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 60.5
6. Steven Moffett* (CFL) 59.5
7. Jordan Palmer* (TXEP) 59.4
8. Jerad Romo (SMETH) 55.0
9. Dustin Almond* (SMS) 54.8
10. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 52.8

Passing Yards

1. Jordan Palmer* (TXEP) 3503
2. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 3258
3. Darrell Hackney (ALBIRM) 3180
4. Steven Moffett* (CFL) 2925
5. Dustin Almond* (SMS) 2860
6. Paul Smith* (TLS) 2847
7. James Pinkney (ECAR) 2773
8. Lester Ricard (TLN) 1932
9. Jerad Romo (SMETH) 1781
10. Jimmy Skinner (MARSH) 1135

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Darrell Hackney (ALBIRM) 8.2
2. Jordan Palmer* (TXEP) 8.1
3. Paul Smith* (TLS) 7.8
4. Steven Moffett* (CFL) 7.8
5. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 7.8
6. James Pinkney (ECAR) 7.6
7. Dustin Almond* (SMS) 7.3
8. Jerad Romo (SMETH) 6.3
9. Jimmy Skinner (MARSH) 6.2
10. Lester Ricard (TLN) 6.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Paul Smith* (TLS) 8.2
2. Darrell Hackney (ALBIRM) 8.0
3. Steven Moffett* (CFL) 7.9
4. Jordan Palmer* (TXEP) 7.4
5. James Pinkney (ECAR) 7.4
6. Dustin Almond* (SMS) 7.1
7. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 7.1
8. Jerad Romo (SMETH) 5.8
9. Lester Ricard (TLN) 5.3
10. Jimmy Skinner (MARSH) 4.9

Passing Touchdowns

1. Jordan Palmer* (TXEP) 29
2. Dustin Almond* (SMS) 23
3. Darrell Hackney (ALBIRM) 22
  Steven Moffett* (CFL) 22
5. Paul Smith* (TLS) 20
6. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 19
7. Lester Ricard (TLN) 16
8. James Pinkney (ECAR) 14
9. Jerad Romo (SMETH) 9
10. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 6
  Jimmy Skinner (MARSH) 6

Passing Interceptions

1. Jordan Palmer* (TXEP) 19
2. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 15
3. Dustin Almond* (SMS) 12
  Darrell Hackney (ALBIRM) 12
  Lester Ricard (TLN) 12
6. Steven Moffett* (CFL) 9
7. James Pinkney (ECAR) 8
  Jimmy Skinner (MARSH) 8
9. Jerad Romo (SMETH) 7
10. Chase Clement (RICE) 6
  Bernard Morris (MARSH) 6
  Paul Smith* (TLS) 6
  Joel Armstrong (RICE) 6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Darrell Hackney (ALBIRM) 144.5
2. Paul Smith* (TLS) 142.9
3. Jordan Palmer* (TXEP) 140.5
4. Steven Moffett* (CFL) 139.5
5. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 133.4
6. James Pinkney (ECAR) 132.5
7. Dustin Almond* (SMS) 129.0
8. Jimmy Skinner (MARSH) 115.8
9. Jerad Romo (SMETH) 113.6
10. Lester Ricard (TLN) 110.6

Rush Attempts

1. DeAngelo Williams* (MEM) 310
2. Kevin Smith* (CFL) 249
3. Ahmad Bradshaw (MARSH) 214
4. Demyron Martin (SMETH) 185
5. Uril Parrish* (TLS) 179
6. Chris Johnson (ECAR) 176
7. Ryan Gilbert* (HOU) 170
8. Matt Forte (TLN) 169
9. Larry Thomas* (SMS) 167
10. Joel Armstrong (RICE) 149
  Marcus Thomas* (TXEP) 149

Rushing Yards

1. DeAngelo Williams* (MEM) 1964
2. Kevin Smith* (CFL) 1178
3. Ryan Gilbert* (HOU) 1037
4. Ahmad Bradshaw (MARSH) 997
5. Quinton Smith (RICE) 902
6. Demyron Martin (SMETH) 854
7. Marcus Thomas* (TXEP) 791
8. Uril Parrish* (TLS) 775
9. Chris Johnson (ECAR) 684
10. Matt Forte (TLN) 655

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Tarrion Adams* (TLS) 6.4
2. Quinton Smith (RICE) 6.4
3. DeAngelo Williams* (MEM) 6.3
4. Ryan Gilbert* (HOU) 6.1
5. Jason Peters* (CFL) 5.6
6. Marcus Thomas* (TXEP) 5.3
7. Joseph Doss* (MEM) 5.2
8. John Wall (RICE) 4.9
9. Corey White (ALBIRM) 4.9
10. Kevin Smith* (CFL) 4.7

Rushing Touchdowns

1. DeAngelo Williams* (MEM) 18
2. Kevin Smith* (CFL) 9
  Ahmad Bradshaw (MARSH) 9
  Ryan Gilbert* (HOU) 9
  Uril Parrish* (TLS) 9
6. Tarrion Adams* (TLS) 8
7. John Wall (RICE) 7
  James Pinkney (ECAR) 7
  Demyron Martin (SMETH) 7
  Corey White (ALBIRM) 7

Receiving Yards

1. Garrett Mills* (TLS) 1235
2. Brandon Marshall* (CFL) 1195
3. Aundrae Allison (ECAR) 1024
4. Reggie Lindsey (ALBIRM) 978
5. Vincent Marshall* (HOU) 939
6. Mike Walker* (CFL) 855
7. Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr.* (TXEP) 837
8. Chris Francies* (TXEP) 774
9. Preston Brown (TLN) 720
10. Donnie Avery* (HOU) 688

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Reggie Lindsey (ALBIRM) 18.5
2. Chris Francies* (TXEP) 17.6
3. Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr.* (TXEP) 17.1
4. Brandon Marshall* (CFL) 16.1
5. Bobby Chase (SMETH) 16.0
6. Donnie Avery* (HOU) 15.6
7. Ryan Scott* (MEM) 15.6
8. Lance Rhodes (ALBIRM) 15.6
9. Jhun Cook (ALBIRM) 15.5
10. Shawn Nelson* (SMS) 15.4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. DeAngelo Williams* (MEM) 322
2. Ahmad Bradshaw (MARSH) 270
3. Kevin Smith* (CFL) 257
4. Chris Johnson (ECAR) 211
5. Uril Parrish* (TLS) 204
6. Demyron Martin (SMETH) 193
7. Matt Forte (TLN) 192
8. Ryan Gilbert* (HOU) 191
9. Larry Thomas* (SMS) 184
10. Marcus Thomas* (TXEP) 181

Yards From Scrimmage

1. DeAngelo Williams* (MEM) 2042
2. Ahmad Bradshaw (MARSH) 1378
3. Ryan Gilbert* (HOU) 1274
4. Garrett Mills* (TLS) 1235
5. Marcus Thomas* (TXEP) 1231
6. Kevin Smith* (CFL) 1222
7. Brandon Marshall* (CFL) 1198
8. Aundrae Allison (ECAR) 1089
9. Chris Johnson (ECAR) 1040
10. Vincent Marshall* (HOU) 1024

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. DeAngelo Williams* (MEM) 19
2. Reggie Lindsey (ALBIRM) 11
  Brandon Marshall* (CFL) 11
4. Ahmad Bradshaw (MARSH) 10
  Tarrion Adams* (TLS) 10
  Ryan Gilbert* (HOU) 10
  Uril Parrish* (TLS) 10
8. Kevin Smith* (CFL) 9
  Demyron Martin (SMETH) 9
  Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr.* (TXEP) 9
  Garrett Mills* (TLS) 9
  Mike Walker* (CFL) 9

Total Plays

1. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 524
2. Jordan Palmer* (TXEP) 490
3. Paul Smith* (TLS) 475
4. Steven Moffett* (CFL) 471
5. James Pinkney (ECAR) 461
6. Darrell Hackney (ALBIRM) 437
7. Dustin Almond* (SMS) 430
8. Jerad Romo (SMETH) 385
9. Lester Ricard (TLN) 359
10. DeAngelo Williams* (MEM) 311

Total Yards

1. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 3458
2. Jordan Palmer* (TXEP) 3453
3. Darrell Hackney (ALBIRM) 3285
4. Paul Smith* (TLS) 3105
5. Steven Moffett* (CFL) 3018
6. James Pinkney (ECAR) 2966
7. Dustin Almond* (SMS) 2763
8. DeAngelo Williams* (MEM) 1964
9. Jerad Romo (SMETH) 1955
10. Lester Ricard (TLN) 1828

Total Yards Per Play

1. Darrell Hackney (ALBIRM) 7.5
2. Jordan Palmer* (TXEP) 7.0
3. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 6.6
4. Paul Smith* (TLS) 6.5
5. Steven Moffett* (CFL) 6.4

Total Touchdowns

1. Jordan Palmer* (TXEP) 31
2. Paul Smith* (TLS) 26
3. Dustin Almond* (SMS) 25
4. Steven Moffett* (CFL) 24
  Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 24
6. Darrell Hackney (ALBIRM) 23
7. James Pinkney (ECAR) 21
8. DeAngelo Williams* (MEM) 18
9. Lester Ricard (TLN) 16
10. Jerad Romo (SMETH) 12

Extra Point Attempts

1. Brad Devault* (TLS) 51
2. Reagan Schneider* (TXEP) 41
3. Darren McCaleb* (SMS) 39
  Ben Bell* (HOU) 39
5. Parker Mullins (ALBIRM) 37
6. Stephen Gostkowski* (MEM) 35
7. Matt Prater* (CFL) 32
8. Robert Lee (ECAR) 30
  Jacob Hartgroves (TLN) 30
10. Brennan Landry (RICE) 29

Extra Points Made

1. Brad Devault* (TLS) 49
2. Reagan Schneider* (TXEP) 41
3. Darren McCaleb* (SMS) 38
4. Ben Bell* (HOU) 37
  Parker Mullins (ALBIRM) 37
6. Stephen Gostkowski* (MEM) 35
7. Robert Lee (ECAR) 30
8. Matt Prater* (CFL) 29
9. Brennan Landry (RICE) 28
  Jacob Hartgroves (TLN) 28

Field Goal Attempts

1. Darren McCaleb* (SMS) 28
2. Matt Prater* (CFL) 26
3. Stephen Gostkowski* (MEM) 25
4. Reagan Schneider* (TXEP) 23
5. Chris McMurtray (SMETH) 22
6. Brad Devault* (TLS) 21
7. Robert Lee (ECAR) 19
8. Parker Mullins (ALBIRM) 18
9. Ian O'Connor (MARSH) 14
10. Ben Bell* (HOU) 12

Field Goals Made

1. Darren McCaleb* (SMS) 23
2. Stephen Gostkowski* (MEM) 22
3. Reagan Schneider* (TXEP) 18
  Brad Devault* (TLS) 18
  Chris McMurtray (SMETH) 18
6. Matt Prater* (CFL) 17
  Robert Lee (ECAR) 17
8. Parker Mullins (ALBIRM) 14
9. Ben Bell* (HOU) 8
10. Ian O'Connor (MARSH) 7

Field Goal Percentage

1. Robert Lee (ECAR) 89.5
2. Stephen Gostkowski* (MEM) 88.0
3. Brad Devault* (TLS) 85.7
4. Darren McCaleb* (SMS) 82.1
5. Chris McMurtray (SMETH) 81.8
6. Reagan Schneider* (TXEP) 78.3
7. Parker Mullins (ALBIRM) 77.8
8. Ben Bell* (HOU) 66.7
9. Matt Prater* (CFL) 65.4
10. Ian O'Connor (MARSH) 50.0

Punts

1. Chris Kindred* (TLS) 63
2. Marty Biagi (MARSH) 61
3. Ryan Mentzel (SMETH) 60
4. Michael Gibson* (MEM) 59
  Michael Gibson* (MEM) 59
6. Ryan Dougherty (ECAR) 58
7. Luke Johnson* (SMS) 53
  Chris Beckman (TLN) 53
9. Aaron Horne* (CFL) 52
10. Jared Scruggs (RICE) 48

Punting Yards

1. Michael Gibson* (MEM) 2632
  Michael Gibson* (MEM) 2632
3. Ryan Mentzel (SMETH) 2450
4. Chris Kindred* (TLS) 2385
5. Luke Johnson* (SMS) 2378
6. Ryan Dougherty (ECAR) 2368
7. Marty Biagi (MARSH) 2343
8. Aaron Horne* (CFL) 2197
9. Chris Beckman (TLN) 2166
10. Jared Scruggs (RICE) 2056

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Luke Johnson* (SMS) 44.9
2. Michael Gibson* (MEM) 44.6
  Michael Gibson* (MEM) 44.6
4. Jared Scruggs (RICE) 42.8
5. Aaron Horne* (CFL) 42.2
6. Chris Beckman (TLN) 40.9
7. Ryan Mentzel (SMETH) 40.8
8. Ryan Dougherty (ECAR) 40.8
9. Justin Laird* (HOU) 39.5
10. Ryan Hotchkiss* (TXEP) 38.6

Punt Return Yards

1. Joe Burnett* (CFL) 463
2. Blake Warren (SMETH) 206
3. Israel Route (TLN) 181
4. Vincent Marshall* (HOU) 175
5. Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr.* (TXEP) 170
6. Jasper Faulk* (SMS) 166
7. Brandon McDonald* (MEM) 153
8. Chris Royal (MARSH) 131
9. Sean Lucas (TLN) 127
10. Travis Williams (ECAR) 104

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Joe Burnett* (CFL) 16.5
2. Vincent Marshall* (HOU) 14.6
3. Israel Route (TLN) 10.1
4. Blake Warren (SMETH) 9.8
5. Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr.* (TXEP) 9.4
6. Jasper Faulk* (SMS) 7.5
7. Travis Williams (ECAR) 7.4
8. Ashlan Davis* (TLS) 6.5
9. Brandon King (RICE) 5.7
10. Reggie Lindsey (ALBIRM) 5.1

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Joe Burnett* (CFL) 2

Kickoff Returns

1. Ashlan Davis* (TLS) 33
2. John Eubanks* (SMS) 28
3. Jessie Henderson (SMETH) 24
4. Curtis Francis* (CFL) 23
  Israel Route (TLN) 23
6. Chubb Small (MARSH) 21
  Chris Johnson (ECAR) 21
8. Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr.* (TXEP) 20
9. Joseph Doss* (MEM) 19
10. Ricky Wilson* (HOU) 18
  Andray Downs (RICE) 18

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Ashlan Davis* (TLS) 767
2. John Eubanks* (SMS) 678
3. Jessie Henderson (SMETH) 663
4. Chubb Small (MARSH) 544
5. Israel Route (TLN) 512
6. Chris Johnson (ECAR) 459
7. Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr.* (TXEP) 448
8. Curtis Francis* (CFL) 430
9. Joseph Doss* (MEM) 423
10. Ricky Wilson* (HOU) 390

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Jessie Henderson (SMETH) 27.6
2. Chubb Small (MARSH) 25.9
3. John Eubanks* (SMS) 24.2
4. Ashlan Davis* (TLS) 23.2
5. Norris Drinkard (ALBIRM) 22.4
  Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr.* (TXEP) 22.4
7. Joseph Doss* (MEM) 22.3
8. Israel Route (TLN) 22.3
9. Chris Johnson (ECAR) 21.9
10. Ricky Wilson* (HOU) 21.7

Solo Tackles

1. Kevis Coley* (SMS) 85
2. Nelson Coleman* (TLS) 71
  Trevis Coley* (SMS) 71
4. Jason Venson* (CFL) 67
  Jeremy Jones* (TXEP) 67
6. Chris Moore (ECAR) 66
7. Anthony Cannon (TLN) 65
  Brandon Sumrall* (SMS) 65
9. Joe Sturdivant (SMETH) 63
10. Johnell Neal* (CFL) 62

Assisted Tackles

1. Kevis Coley* (SMS) 66
2. Jeremy Jones* (TXEP) 63
3. Troy Collavo* (TXEP) 59
4. Dennis Thornton (MARSH) 57
5. Joe Sturdivant (SMETH) 49
  Anthony Cannon (TLN) 49
7. Tim Goodwell* (MEM) 48
8. Matt Couch (MARSH) 47
9. Nelson Coleman* (TLS) 46
10. Bobby Blackshire* (TLS) 44
  Orlandus King (ALBIRM) 44

Total Tackles

1. Kevis Coley* (SMS) 151
2. Jeremy Jones* (TXEP) 130
3. Nelson Coleman* (TLS) 117
4. Anthony Cannon (TLN) 114
5. Troy Collavo* (TXEP) 112
  Joe Sturdivant (SMETH) 112
7. Trevis Coley* (SMS) 109
8. Dennis Thornton (MARSH) 104
9. Tim Goodwell* (MEM) 102
10. Bobby Blackshire* (TLS) 100

Tackles for Loss

1. Chris Moore (ECAR) 17
2. Jeremy Jones* (TXEP) 14
  Troy Collavo* (TXEP) 14
4. Kevis Coley* (SMS) 14
  Anthony Germany* (TLS) 14
6. Paul Carrington* (CFL) 12
  Anthony Cannon (TLN) 12
  Ernest Respress (ALBIRM) 12
9. Adrian Haywood (SMETH) 12
10. Tim Goodwell* (MEM) 11
  Chris Chamberlain* (TLS) 11

Interception Return Yards

1. Alvin Nnabuife (SMETH) 119
2. Joe Burnett* (CFL) 99
3. Rolando Humphrey (SMETH) 98
4. Joe Fleskoski* (TXEP) 96
5. Josh Ferguson* (TXEP) 81
6. Jamey Harper (SMETH) 78
7. Jasper Faulk* (SMS) 76
8. Brandon McDonald* (MEM) 75
9. Trawick Boger (TLN) 73
  Tra Boger (TLN) 73

Passes Defended

1. Joe Sturdivant (SMETH) 14
  Brandon McDonald* (MEM) 14
  Joe Burnett* (CFL) 14
4. Willie Gaston* (HOU) 12
5. Kasey Ross (ECAR) 11
  Nick Graham* (TLS) 11
7. O.C. Collins* (MEM) 10
  Willie Smith (MARSH) 10
  Ricky Wilson* (HOU) 10
  Nate Draughon* (TXEP) 10