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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 Completions

1. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 292
2. Jordan Palmer (TXEP) 282
3. Paul Smith* (TLS) 233
4. James Pinkney* (ECAR) 232
5. Lester Ricard (TLN) 229
6. Martin Hankins (MEM) 226
7. Justin Willis (SMETH) 182
8. Jeremy Young* (SMS) 161
9. Chase Clement* (RICE) 153
10. Steven Moffett (CFL) 119

Pass Attempts

1. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 432
2. Jordan Palmer (TXEP) 429
3. Lester Ricard (TLN) 400
4. James Pinkney* (ECAR) 397
5. Martin Hankins (MEM) 377
6. Paul Smith* (TLS) 350
7. Jeremy Young* (SMS) 281
8. Justin Willis (SMETH) 270
9. Chase Clement* (RICE) 265
10. Steven Moffett (CFL) 215

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 67.6
2. Justin Willis (SMETH) 67.4
3. Paul Smith* (TLS) 66.6
4. Jordan Palmer (TXEP) 65.7
5. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 61.7
6. Martin Hankins (MEM) 59.9
7. James Pinkney* (ECAR) 58.4
8. Chase Clement* (RICE) 57.7
9. Jeremy Young* (SMS) 57.3
10. Lester Ricard (TLN) 57.2

Passing Yards

1. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 3809
2. Jordan Palmer (TXEP) 3595
3. Lester Ricard (TLN) 2795
4. James Pinkney* (ECAR) 2783
5. Paul Smith* (TLS) 2727
6. Martin Hankins (MEM) 2550
7. Justin Willis (SMETH) 2047
8. Jeremy Young* (SMS) 1769
9. Chase Clement* (RICE) 1707
10. Kyle Israel (CFL) 1420

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 8.8
2. Jordan Palmer (TXEP) 8.4
3. Paul Smith* (TLS) 7.8
4. Justin Willis (SMETH) 7.6
5. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 7.2
6. James Pinkney* (ECAR) 7.0
7. Lester Ricard (TLN) 7.0
8. Martin Hankins (MEM) 6.8
9. Chris Williams (ALBIRM) 6.6
10. Steven Moffett (CFL) 6.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 9.8
2. Justin Willis (SMETH) 8.5
3. Jordan Palmer (TXEP) 8.1
4. Paul Smith* (TLS) 7.5
5. Chase Clement* (RICE) 7.2
6. Lester Ricard (TLN) 6.8
7. James Pinkney* (ECAR) 6.5
8. Jeremy Young* (SMS) 6.2
9. Martin Hankins (MEM) 6.2
10. Steven Moffett (CFL) 6.1

Passing Touchdowns

1. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 30
2. Justin Willis (SMETH) 26
  Jordan Palmer (TXEP) 26
4. Chase Clement* (RICE) 21
5. Lester Ricard (TLN) 18
  Martin Hankins (MEM) 18
7. Paul Smith* (TLS) 15
8. James Pinkney* (ECAR) 12
  Jeremy Young* (SMS) 12
10. Chris Williams (ALBIRM) 9

Passing Interceptions

1. Jordan Palmer (TXEP) 14
2. Martin Hankins (MEM) 13
3. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 12
4. James Pinkney* (ECAR) 10
  Lester Ricard (TLN) 10
6. Joel Armstrong* (RICE) 9
  Paul Smith* (TLS) 9
8. Chris Williams (ALBIRM) 7
9. Justin Willis (SMETH) 6
  Jeremy Young* (SMS) 6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 162.7
2. Justin Willis (SMETH) 158.4
3. Jordan Palmer (TXEP) 149.6
4. Paul Smith* (TLS) 141.0
5. Chase Clement* (RICE) 134.2
6. Lester Ricard (TLN) 125.8
7. Martin Hankins (MEM) 125.6
8. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 123.1
9. James Pinkney* (ECAR) 122.3
10. Chris Williams (ALBIRM) 121.5

Rush Attempts

1. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 276
2. Ahmad Bradshaw (MARSH) 249
3. Joseph Doss (MEM) 224
4. Quinton Smith* (RICE) 211
5. Kevin Smith (CFL) 206
6. Jackie Battle* (HOU) 184
7. Courtney Tennial* (TLS) 171
8. Matt Forte (TLN) 163
9. Marcus Thomas (TXEP) 156
10. Brandon Fractious* (ECAR) 155

Rushing Yards

1. Ahmad Bradshaw (MARSH) 1523
2. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 1388
3. Quinton Smith* (RICE) 1096
4. Anthony Alridge* (HOU) 959
5. Jackie Battle* (HOU) 943
6. Kevin Smith (CFL) 934
7. Joseph Doss (MEM) 910
8. Matt Forte (TLN) 859
9. Courtney Tennial* (TLS) 845
10. Brandon Fractious* (ECAR) 660

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Anthony Alridge* (HOU) 10.1
2. Ahmad Bradshaw (MARSH) 6.1
3. Matt Forte (TLN) 5.3
4. Quinton Smith* (RICE) 5.2
5. Jackie Battle* (HOU) 5.1
6. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 5.0
7. Courtney Tennial* (TLS) 4.9
8. Kevin Smith (CFL) 4.5
9. Chase Clement* (RICE) 4.5
10. Jason Peters (CFL) 4.3

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Ahmad Bradshaw (MARSH) 19
2. Jackie Battle* (HOU) 15
3. Courtney Tennial* (TLS) 14
4. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 11
5. Quinton Smith* (RICE) 10
6. Anthony Alridge* (HOU) 8
  Matt Forte (TLN) 8
  Paul Smith* (TLS) 8
9. Joseph Doss (MEM) 7
  Kevin Smith (CFL) 7

Receptions

1. Jarett Dillard* (RICE) 91
2. Mike Walker (CFL) 90
3. Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr. (TXEP) 82
4. Vincent Marshall* (HOU) 80
5. Aundrae Allison* (ECAR) 62
6. Idris Moss* (TLS) 58
  Idris Moss* (TLS) 58
8. Donnie Avery* (HOU) 57
9. Damarcus Davis (TLN) 51
10. Ryan Scott (MEM) 47

Receiving Yards

1. Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr. (TXEP) 1319
2. Jarett Dillard* (RICE) 1247
3. Mike Walker (CFL) 1178
4. Vincent Marshall* (HOU) 979
5. Donnie Avery* (HOU) 852
6. Idris Moss* (TLS) 803
  Idris Moss* (TLS) 803
8. Willie Edwards (ALBIRM) 719
9. Aundrae Allison* (ECAR) 708
10. Cody Slate (MARSH) 684

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Willie Edwards (ALBIRM) 18.4
2. Joe West (TXEP) 18.4
3. Daniel Robinson (TXEP) 16.4
4. Jeron Harvey* (HOU) 16.4
5. Duke Calhoun (MEM) 16.2
6. Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr. (TXEP) 16.1
7. Cody Slate (MARSH) 15.9
8. Bobby Good* (ECAR) 15.1
9. Donnie Avery* (HOU) 14.9
10. Rocky Ross (CFL) 14.8

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 294
2. Ahmad Bradshaw (MARSH) 266
3. Quinton Smith* (RICE) 251
4. Joseph Doss (MEM) 249
5. Kevin Smith (CFL) 229
6. Marcus Thomas (TXEP) 195
7. Matt Forte (TLN) 191
8. Courtney Tennial* (TLS) 186
  Jackie Battle* (HOU) 186
10. Brandon Fractious* (ECAR) 164

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Ahmad Bradshaw (MARSH) 1652
2. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 1530
3. Quinton Smith* (RICE) 1506
4. Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr. (TXEP) 1317
5. Jarett Dillard* (RICE) 1252
6. Anthony Alridge* (HOU) 1233
7. Matt Forte (TLN) 1219
8. Mike Walker (CFL) 1178
9. Joseph Doss (MEM) 1115
10. Kevin Smith (CFL) 1092

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Ahmad Bradshaw (MARSH) 21
  Jarett Dillard* (RICE) 21
3. Courtney Tennial* (TLS) 16
4. Jackie Battle* (HOU) 15
5. Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr. (TXEP) 13
6. Quinton Smith* (RICE) 12
7. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 11
8. Matt Forte (TLN) 10
9. Joseph Doss (MEM) 9
  Anthony Alridge* (HOU) 9
  Vincent Marshall* (HOU) 9
  Emmanuel Sanders (SMETH) 9

Total Plays

1. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 543
2. James Pinkney* (ECAR) 502
3. Jordan Palmer (TXEP) 476
4. Lester Ricard (TLN) 460
5. Paul Smith* (TLS) 451
6. Martin Hankins (MEM) 410
7. Justin Willis (SMETH) 402
8. Chase Clement* (RICE) 372
9. Jeremy Young* (SMS) 362
10. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 276

Total Yards

1. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 3963
2. Jordan Palmer (TXEP) 3509
3. Paul Smith* (TLS) 3015
4. James Pinkney* (ECAR) 2999
5. Lester Ricard (TLN) 2683
6. Martin Hankins (MEM) 2538
7. Justin Willis (SMETH) 2401
8. Chase Clement* (RICE) 2188
9. Jeremy Young* (SMS) 1993
10. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 1670

Total Yards Per Play

1. Jordan Palmer (TXEP) 7.4
2. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 7.3
3. Paul Smith* (TLS) 6.7

Total Touchdowns

1. Kevin Kolb* (HOU) 34
2. Justin Willis (SMETH) 29
3. Jordan Palmer (TXEP) 27
4. Chase Clement* (RICE) 25
5. Paul Smith* (TLS) 23
6. Ahmad Bradshaw (MARSH) 19
7. Lester Ricard (TLN) 18
  Martin Hankins (MEM) 18
9. James Pinkney* (ECAR) 16
  Jeremy Young* (SMS) 16

Extra Point Attempts

1. Ben Bell* (HOU) 53
2. Jarod Tracy* (TLS) 45
3. Darren McCaleb* (SMS) 42
4. Anthony Binswanger (MARSH) 40
5. Reagan Schneider (TXEP) 37
6. Thomas Morstead (SMETH) 35
  Clark Fangmeier* (RICE) 35
8. Ross Thevenot (TLN) 28
9. Matt Reagan (MEM) 26
10. Michael Torres (CFL) 25

Extra Points Made

1. Ben Bell* (HOU) 51
2. Jarod Tracy* (TLS) 43
3. Darren McCaleb* (SMS) 42
4. Anthony Binswanger (MARSH) 36
5. Clark Fangmeier* (RICE) 35
6. Reagan Schneider (TXEP) 34
  Thomas Morstead (SMETH) 34
8. Michael Torres (CFL) 25
  Matt Reagan (MEM) 25
10. Ross Thevenot (TLN) 23

Field Goal Attempts

1. Michael Torres (CFL) 24
  Darren McCaleb* (SMS) 24
3. Robert Lee* (ECAR) 23
4. Reagan Schneider (TXEP) 20
5. Thomas Morstead (SMETH) 18
  Ben Bell* (HOU) 18
7. Matt Reagan (MEM) 17
8. Ross Thevenot (TLN) 15
9. Anthony Binswanger (MARSH) 13
10. Jarod Tracy* (TLS) 12
  Swayze Waters (ALBIRM) 12

Field Goals Made

1. Michael Torres (CFL) 17
2. Reagan Schneider (TXEP) 16
  Darren McCaleb* (SMS) 16
4. Ben Bell* (HOU) 14
  Robert Lee* (ECAR) 14
6. Thomas Morstead (SMETH) 13
7. Matt Reagan (MEM) 12
8. Jarod Tracy* (TLS) 11
9. Swayze Waters (ALBIRM) 9
  Ross Thevenot (TLN) 9

Field Goal Percentage

1. Reagan Schneider (TXEP) 80.0
2. Ben Bell* (HOU) 77.8
3. Swayze Waters (ALBIRM) 75.0
4. Thomas Morstead (SMETH) 72.2
5. Michael Torres (CFL) 70.8
6. Matt Reagan (MEM) 70.6
7. Darren McCaleb* (SMS) 66.7
8. Robert Lee* (ECAR) 60.9
9. Ross Thevenot (TLN) 60.0
10. Anthony Binswanger (MARSH) 38.5

Punting Yards

1. Jared Scruggs* (RICE) 2444
2. Parker Mullins (ALBIRM) 2314
3. Ryan Dougherty* (ECAR) 2226
4. Chris Beckman (TLN) 2207
5. Thomas Morstead (SMETH) 2191
6. Britt Barefoot* (SMS) 2007
7. Ryan Hotchkiss (TXEP) 1813
8. Michael Gibson (MEM) 1812
  Michael Gibson (MEM) 1812
10. Aaron Horne (CFL) 1742

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Thomas Morstead (SMETH) 43.8
2. Ryan Dougherty* (ECAR) 43.6
3. Michael Gibson (MEM) 43.1
  Michael Gibson (MEM) 43.1
5. Chris Beckman (TLN) 42.4
6. Ian O'Connor (MARSH) 41.1
7. Parker Mullins (ALBIRM) 39.9
8. Aaron Horne (CFL) 39.6
9. Justin Laird* (HOU) 38.8
10. Jared Scruggs* (RICE) 38.8

Punt Returns

1. Idris Moss* (TLS) 25
  Idris Moss* (TLS) 25
3. Jasper Faulk* (SMS) 23
4. Fred Smith (TLN) 22
5. Blake Warren (SMETH) 21
6. Vincent Marshall* (HOU) 20
7. Brandon McDonald (MEM) 14
8. Brandon King* (RICE) 13
9. Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr. (TXEP) 12
  Emmanuel Spann (MARSH) 12

Punt Return Yards

1. Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr. (TXEP) 281
2. Idris Moss* (TLS) 197
  Idris Moss* (TLS) 197
  Jasper Faulk* (SMS) 197
5. Fred Smith (TLN) 191
6. Blake Warren (SMETH) 174
7. Brandon McDonald (MEM) 152
8. Vincent Marshall* (HOU) 148
9. Emmanuel Spann (MARSH) 144
10. Joe Burnett (CFL) 132

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr. (TXEP) 23.4
2. Emmanuel Spann (MARSH) 12.0
3. Brandon McDonald (MEM) 10.9
4. Brandon King* (RICE) 8.8
5. Fred Smith (TLN) 8.7
6. Jasper Faulk* (SMS) 8.6
7. Blake Warren (SMETH) 8.3
8. Idris Moss* (TLS) 7.9
  Idris Moss* (TLS) 7.9
10. Vincent Marshall* (HOU) 7.4

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr. (TXEP) 2

Kickoff Returns

1. Anthony Alridge* (HOU) 27
  Marculus Elliott (ALBIRM) 27
3. Fred Smith (TLN) 25
4. Michael Grandberry (MEM) 21
  Curtis Francis (CFL) 21
  Mike Falco* (RICE) 21
  Chris Johnson* (ECAR) 21
8. Brandon Sumrall* (SMS) 19
9. Idris Moss* (TLS) 18
  Chubb Small (MARSH) 18
  Idris Moss* (TLS) 18
  Johnnie Lee Higgins Jr. (TXEP) 18

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Marculus Elliott (ALBIRM) 638
2. Anthony Alridge* (HOU) 603
3. Michael Grandberry (MEM) 517
4. Fred Smith (TLN) 487
5. Chris Johnson* (ECAR) 482
6. Mike Falco* (RICE) 461
7. Curtis Francis (CFL) 434
8. Brandon Sumrall* (SMS) 401
9. Idris Moss* (TLS) 378
  Idris Moss* (TLS) 378

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Michael Grandberry (MEM) 24.6
2. Emmanuel Sanders (SMETH) 24.0
3. Marculus Elliott (ALBIRM) 23.6
4. Chris Johnson* (ECAR) 23.0
5. Emmanuel Spann (MARSH) 22.9
6. Anthony Alridge* (HOU) 22.3
7. Mike Falco* (RICE) 22.0
8. Brandon Sumrall* (SMS) 21.1
9. Idris Moss* (TLS) 21.0
  Idris Moss* (TLS) 21.0

Solo Tackles

1. Brian Raines* (RICE) 85
2. Joe Sturdivant (SMETH) 80
3. Andray Downs* (RICE) 62
4. Reggie Carrington (SMETH) 60
5. Curtis Keyes (MARSH) 56
  Israel Route (TLN) 56
7. David Skehan (TLN) 55
8. Gerald McRath* (SMS) 54
9. Brandon Sumrall* (SMS) 48
10. Johnell Neal (CFL) 47
  Troy Collavo (TXEP) 47

Assisted Tackles

1. Troy Collavo (TXEP) 78
2. Matt Couch (MARSH) 60
3. Nelson Coleman* (TLS) 55
4. Cody Lubojasky* (HOU) 50
  Gerald McRath* (SMS) 50
6. Curtis Keyes (MARSH) 48
  Trent Allen* (HOU) 48
8. Josh Johnson (MARSH) 47
9. Heath Grant (MEM) 44
10. Nick Bunting* (TLS) 43

Total Tackles

1. Troy Collavo (TXEP) 125
2. Brian Raines* (RICE) 118
3. Joe Sturdivant (SMETH) 109
4. Curtis Keyes (MARSH) 104
  Gerald McRath* (SMS) 104
6. Nelson Coleman* (TLS) 98
7. Matt Couch (MARSH) 96
8. Andray Downs* (RICE) 88
9. Will Gulley* (HOU) 86
10. Cody Lubojasky* (HOU) 84
  Brandon McDonald (MEM) 84

Tackles for Loss

1. Albert McClellan (MARSH) 20
2. Adrian Haywood (SMETH) 16
3. Martavius Prince* (SMS) 16
4. Courtney Gordon* (RICE) 15
  Justin Rogers (SMETH) 15
6. Brian Raines* (RICE) 12
7. Robert Henderson* (SMS) 12
8. Gerald McRath* (SMS) 11
9. Cory Muse (SMETH) 10
  Leger Douzable (CFL) 10

Interception Return Yards

1. Kasey Ross* (ECAR) 128
2. Jasper Faulk* (SMS) 88
3. Eddie Hicks* (SMS) 87
4. C.J. Spillman (MARSH) 85
5. Brandon McDonald (MEM) 83
6. Andray Downs* (RICE) 72
7. Levance Richmond* (SMS) 69
8. Sha'Reff Rashad (CFL) 65
9. Quintin Demps (TXEP) 61
10. Jeremy Foreman (TLN) 49

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Kasey Ross* (ECAR) 2

Passes Defended

1. Caleb Hendrix* (SMS) 16
2. Jasper Faulk* (SMS) 15
3. Sha'Reff Rashad (CFL) 14
4. Kasey Ross* (ECAR) 13
  Israel Route (TLN) 13
  Willie Gaston* (HOU) 13
7. Quintin Demps (TXEP) 12
  James Johnson (MARSH) 12
9. Kevin Sanders (ALBIRM) 11
10. Nick Graham* (TLS) 10
  Travis Williams* (ECAR) 10
  Will Gulley* (HOU) 10