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2006 Conference USA Year Summary

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Record: 70-81, .464 W-L% (10th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -3.78 (9th of 12) ▪ SOS: -2.30 (9th of 12)

Division Champions: Southern Mississippi (East) and Houston (West)
Conference Champion: Houston (Won Championship Game 34-20)

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
Southern Mississippi 9 5 .643 6 2 .750 25.4 18.6 3.65 -1.49
East Carolina 7 6 .538 5 3 .625 21.5 20.8 -0.60 -1.06
Marshall 5 7 .417 4 4 .500 25.9 29.3 -4.98 -2.57
Central Florida 4 8 .333 3 5 .375 19.3 28.8 -7.16 -1.24
Alabama-Birmingham 3 9 .250 2 6 .250 18.8 24.8 -7.28 -1.61
Memphis 2 10 .167 1 7 .125 23.4 30.4 -10.33 -2.67
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Houston 10 4 .714 7 1 .875 33.0 23.5 5.40 -2.89
Rice 7 6 .538 6 2 .750 26.9 33.2 -3.89 -1.35
Tulsa 8 5 .615 5 3 .625 27.7 20.2 2.64 -3.13
Southern Methodist 6 6 .500 4 4 .500 27.1 24.5 -5.13 -5.55
Texas-El Paso 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 27.3 31.3 -7.78 -4.20
Tulane 4 8 .333 2 6 .250 18.7 33.3 -9.91 0.09

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2007-01-07 GMAC Bowl Southern Mississippi 28 Ohio 7 GMAC Bowl (Mobile, AL)
2006-12-29 Liberty Bowl South Carolina 44 Houston 36 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
2006-12-23 Armed Forces Bowl Utah 25 Tulsa 13 Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, TX)
2006-12-23 PapaJohns.com Bowl South Florida 24 East Carolina 7 PapaJohns.com Bowl (Birmingham, AL)
2006-12-22 New Orleans Bowl Troy 41 Rice 17 New Orleans Bowl (New Orleans, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Kevin Kolb* (Houston) 67.6
2. Justin Willis (Southern Methodist) 67.4
3. Paul Smith* (Tulsa) 66.6
4. Jordan Palmer (Texas-El Paso) 65.7
5. Bernard Morris (Marshall) 61.7
6. Martin Hankins (Memphis) 59.9
7. James Pinkney* (East Carolina) 58.4
8. Chase Clement (Rice) 57.7
9. Jeremy Young* (Southern Mississippi) 57.3
10. Lester Ricard (Tulane) 57.2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Kevin Kolb* (Houston) 162.7
2. Justin Willis (Southern Methodist) 158.4
3. Jordan Palmer (Texas-El Paso) 149.6
4. Paul Smith* (Tulsa) 141.0
5. Chase Clement (Rice) 134.2
6. Lester Ricard (Tulane) 125.8
7. Martin Hankins (Memphis) 125.6
8. Bernard Morris (Marshall) 123.1
9. James Pinkney* (East Carolina) 122.3
10. Chris Williams (Alabama-Birmingham) 121.5

Total Yards Per Play

1. Jordan Palmer (Texas-El Paso) 7.4
2. Kevin Kolb* (Houston) 7.3
3. Paul Smith* (Tulsa) 6.7

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Michael Gibson (Memphis) 43.1

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Idris Moss* (Tulsa) 7.9

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr. (Texas-El Paso) 2

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Idris Moss* (Tulsa) 21.0
2. Chris Douglas (Rice) 19.3