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2007 Conference USA Year Summary

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Record: 67-85, .441 W-L% (9th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -6.80 (10th of 12) ▪ SOS: -4.28 (11th of 12)

Division Champions: Central Florida (East), Houston (West) and Tulsa (West)
Conference Champion: Central Florida (Won Championship Game 44-25)

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 10 4 .714 7 1 .875 35.9 26.6 6.13 -3.30
East Carolina 8 5 .615 6 2 .750 31.0 30.4 1.00 -1.38
Memphis 7 6 .538 6 2 .750 29.2 32.2 -8.40 -7.40
Southern Mississippi 7 6 .538 5 3 .625 27.8 24.2 -2.09 -4.47
Marshall 3 9 .250 3 5 .375 24.8 34.3 -9.93 -1.59
Alabama-Birmingham 2 10 .167 1 7 .125 19.6 35.1 -13.98 -2.40
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Tulsa 10 4 .714 6 2 .750 41.1 33.4 0.10 -4.62
Houston 8 5 .615 6 2 .750 34.5 29.2 -1.50 -5.27
Tulane 4 8 .333 3 5 .375 24.4 31.3 -13.57 -5.82
Rice 3 9 .250 3 5 .375 31.4 42.9 -14.59 -5.75
Texas-El Paso 4 8 .333 2 6 .250 33.6 37.1 -9.30 -4.88
Southern Methodist 1 11 .083 0 8 .000 28.3 39.8 -15.44 -4.53

6 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2008-01-06 GMAC Bowl Tulsa 63 Bowling Green State 7 GMAC Bowl (Mobile, AL)
2007-12-29 Liberty Bowl Mississippi State 10 Central Florida 3 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
2007-12-28 Texas Bowl Texas Christian 20 Houston 13 Texas Bowl (Houston, TX)
2007-12-23 Hawaii Bowl East Carolina 41 Boise State 38 Hawaii Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
2007-12-22 PapaJohns.com Bowl Cincinnati 31 Southern Mississippi 21 PapaJohns.com Bowl (Birmingham, AL)
2007-12-21 New Orleans Bowl Florida Atlantic 44 Memphis 27 New Orleans Bowl (New Orleans, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Paul Smith* (TLS) 327
2. Chase Clement (RICE) 300
3. Martin Hankins* (MEM) 261
4. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 253
5. Justin Willis (SMETH) 242
6. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 224
7. Case Keenum (HOU) 187
8. Kyle Israel* (CFL) 174
9. Sam Hunt (ALBIRM) 155
10. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 121

Pass Attempts

1. Paul Smith* (TLS) 544
2. Chase Clement (RICE) 508
3. Martin Hankins* (MEM) 428
4. Justin Willis (SMETH) 414
5. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 407
6. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 398
7. Sam Hunt (ALBIRM) 331
8. Kyle Israel* (CFL) 298
9. Case Keenum (HOU) 273
10. Jeremy Young* (SMS) 224

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Case Keenum (HOU) 68.5
2. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 63.6
3. Martin Hankins* (MEM) 61.0
4. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 60.5
5. Paul Smith* (TLS) 60.1
6. Chase Clement (RICE) 59.1
7. Justin Willis (SMETH) 58.5
8. Kyle Israel* (CFL) 58.4
9. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 55.0
10. Anthony Scelfo (TLN) 54.1

Passing Yards

1. Paul Smith* (TLS) 5065
2. Chase Clement (RICE) 3377
3. Martin Hankins* (MEM) 3220
4. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 3149
5. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 3101
6. Justin Willis (SMETH) 2944
7. Case Keenum (HOU) 2259
8. Kyle Israel* (CFL) 2173
9. Sam Hunt (ALBIRM) 1905
10. Jeremy Young* (SMS) 1464

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Paul Smith* (TLS) 9.3
2. Case Keenum (HOU) 8.3
3. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 7.9
4. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 7.6
5. Martin Hankins* (MEM) 7.5
6. Kyle Israel* (CFL) 7.3
7. Justin Willis (SMETH) 7.1
8. Anthony Scelfo (TLN) 6.8
9. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 6.8
10. Chase Clement (RICE) 6.6

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Paul Smith* (TLS) 9.5
2. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 8.1
3. Case Keenum (HOU) 7.7
4. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 7.6
5. Martin Hankins* (MEM) 7.4
6. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 7.0
7. Kyle Israel* (CFL) 6.6
8. Chase Clement (RICE) 6.4
9. Justin Willis (SMETH) 6.4
10. Jeremy Young* (SMS) 5.9

Passing Touchdowns

1. Paul Smith* (TLS) 47
2. Chase Clement (RICE) 29
3. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 25
  Justin Willis (SMETH) 25
  Martin Hankins* (MEM) 25
6. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 17
7. Kyle Israel* (CFL) 15
8. Case Keenum (HOU) 14
9. Jeremy Young* (SMS) 11
  Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 11

Passing Interceptions

1. Paul Smith* (TLS) 19
2. Justin Willis (SMETH) 18
3. Chase Clement (RICE) 16
4. Sam Hunt (ALBIRM) 14
5. Martin Hankins* (MEM) 12
6. Kyle Israel* (CFL) 11
7. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 10
  Case Keenum (HOU) 10
9. Jeremy Young* (SMS) 8
  Stephen Reaves* (SMS) 8
  Stephen Reaves* (SMS) 8

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Paul Smith* (TLS) 159.8
2. Case Keenum (HOU) 147.6
3. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 139.1
4. Martin Hankins* (MEM) 137.8
5. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 135.9
6. Patrick Pinkney* (ECAR) 131.7
7. Justin Willis (SMETH) 129.4
8. Kyle Israel* (CFL) 128.9
9. Chase Clement (RICE) 127.4
10. Jeremy Young* (SMS) 117.5

Rush Attempts

1. Kevin Smith* (CFL) 450
2. Matt Forte (TLN) 361
3. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 295
4. Anthony Alridge (HOU) 259
5. Chris Johnson* (ECAR) 236
6. Marcus Thomas (TXEP) 227
7. Tarrion Adams* (TLS) 219
8. Justin Willis (SMETH) 180
9. Joseph Doss* (MEM) 174
10. Chase Clement (RICE) 144

Rushing Yards

1. Kevin Smith* (CFL) 2567
2. Matt Forte (TLN) 2127
3. Anthony Alridge (HOU) 1597
4. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 1586
5. Chris Johnson* (ECAR) 1423
6. Tarrion Adams* (TLS) 1225
7. Marcus Thomas (TXEP) 1166
8. Joseph Doss* (MEM) 806
9. Justin Willis (SMETH) 699
10. Darius Marshall (MARSH) 631

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Anthony Alridge (HOU) 6.2
2. Chris Johnson* (ECAR) 6.0
3. Matt Forte (TLN) 5.9
4. Kevin Smith* (CFL) 5.7
5. Tarrion Adams* (TLS) 5.6
6. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 5.4
7. Marcus Thomas (TXEP) 5.1
8. Darius Marshall (MARSH) 5.1
9. Terrance Ganaway (HOU) 5.0
10. James Mapps (SMETH) 4.9

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Kevin Smith* (CFL) 29
2. Matt Forte (TLN) 23
3. Chris Johnson* (ECAR) 17
4. Marcus Thomas (TXEP) 16
5. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 15
6. Anthony Alridge (HOU) 14
7. Paul Smith* (TLS) 13
8. Case Keenum (HOU) 9
9. Tarrion Adams* (TLS) 8
  Chase Clement (RICE) 8

Receptions

1. Donnie Avery (HOU) 91
2. Jarett Dillard (RICE) 79
3. Emmanuel Sanders (SMETH) 74
4. Trae Johnson* (TLS) 70
5. Charles Clay* (TLS) 69
6. Cody Slate (MARSH) 66
7. Jeff Moturi (TXEP) 65
8. Duke Calhoun* (MEM) 62
9. Jeron Harvey (HOU) 55
10. Carlos Singleton* (MEM) 51

Receiving Yards

1. Donnie Avery (HOU) 1456
2. Brennan Marion* (TLS) 1244
3. Trae Johnson* (TLS) 1088
4. Jarett Dillard (RICE) 1057
5. Charles Clay* (TLS) 1024
6. Jeff Moturi (TXEP) 891
7. Duke Calhoun* (MEM) 890
8. Emmanuel Sanders (SMETH) 889
9. Cody Slate (MARSH) 818
10. Jeremy Williams (TLN) 773

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Brennan Marion* (TLS) 31.9
2. Joe West (TXEP) 17.9
3. Kamar Aiken* (CFL) 17.7
4. Emmanuel Spann (MARSH) 17.7
5. Maurice Jones* (MEM) 17.3
6. Jeremy Williams (TLN) 16.8
7. Donnie Avery (HOU) 16.0
8. Trae Johnson* (TLS) 15.5
9. Joseph Webb (ALBIRM) 15.3
  Joe Webb (ALBIRM) 15.3

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Jarett Dillard (RICE) 14
2. Jeff Moturi (TXEP) 13
  Trae Johnson* (TLS) 13
4. Carlos Singleton* (MEM) 11
  Brennan Marion* (TLS) 11
6. Zack Sledge (SMETH) 10
7. Emmanuel Sanders (SMETH) 9
8. Donnie Avery (HOU) 7
  Charles Clay* (TLS) 7
10. Joe West (TXEP) 6
  Chris Johnson* (ECAR) 6
  Jamar Bryant* (ECAR) 6

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Kevin Smith* (CFL) 474
2. Matt Forte (TLN) 393
3. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 324
4. Anthony Alridge (HOU) 301
5. Chris Johnson* (ECAR) 273
6. Tarrion Adams* (TLS) 249
7. Marcus Thomas (TXEP) 247
8. Joseph Doss* (MEM) 198
9. Justin Willis (SMETH) 180
10. Chase Clement (RICE) 144

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Kevin Smith* (CFL) 2809
2. Matt Forte (TLN) 2409
3. Anthony Alridge (HOU) 2025
4. Chris Johnson* (ECAR) 1951
5. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 1813
6. Tarrion Adams* (TLS) 1526
7. Donnie Avery (HOU) 1456
8. Marcus Thomas (TXEP) 1434
9. Charles Clay* (TLS) 1328
10. Brennan Marion* (TLS) 1236

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Kevin Smith* (CFL) 30
2. Matt Forte (TLN) 23
  Chris Johnson* (ECAR) 23
4. Anthony Alridge (HOU) 19
5. Marcus Thomas (TXEP) 18
6. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 15
7. Jarett Dillard (RICE) 14
8. Jeff Moturi (TXEP) 13
  Trae Johnson* (TLS) 13
  Paul Smith* (TLS) 13

Total Plays

1. Chase Clement (RICE) 652
2. Paul Smith* (TLS) 649
3. Justin Willis (SMETH) 594
4. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 528
5. Martin Hankins* (MEM) 463
6. Kevin Smith* (CFL) 450
7. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 449
8. Sam Hunt (ALBIRM) 399
9. Kyle Israel* (CFL) 388
10. Case Keenum (HOU) 376

Total Yards

1. Paul Smith* (TLS) 5184
2. Chase Clement (RICE) 3912
3. Justin Willis (SMETH) 3643
4. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 3637
5. Martin Hankins* (MEM) 3219
6. Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 2969
7. Case Keenum (HOU) 2671
8. Kevin Smith* (CFL) 2567
9. Kyle Israel* (CFL) 2351
10. Sam Hunt (ALBIRM) 2192

Total Yards Per Play

1. Paul Smith* (TLS) 8.0
2. Martin Hankins* (MEM) 7.0
3. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 6.9
4. Justin Willis (SMETH) 6.1
5. Chase Clement (RICE) 6.0

Total Touchdowns

1. Paul Smith* (TLS) 60
2. Chase Clement (RICE) 37
3. Kevin Smith* (CFL) 29
4. Justin Willis (SMETH) 28
5. Martin Hankins* (MEM) 25
  Trevor Vittatoe (TXEP) 25
7. Matt Forte (TLN) 23
  Case Keenum (HOU) 23
9. Bernard Morris (MARSH) 21
10. Kyle Israel* (CFL) 20

Touchdowns

1. Kevin Smith* (CFL) 30
2. Chris Johnson* (ECAR) 24
3. Matt Forte (TLN) 23
4. Anthony Alridge (HOU) 19
5. Marcus Thomas (TXEP) 18
6. Damion Fletcher* (SMS) 15
7. Jarett Dillard (RICE) 14
8. Jeff Moturi (TXEP) 13
  Paul Smith* (TLS) 13
  Trae Johnson* (TLS) 13

Points

1. Chris Johnson* (SMS) 30
2. Lorne Sam (TXEP) 26
3. Joseph Webb (ALBIRM) 24
4. Fred Rouse (TXEP) 12
5. Stephen Reaves* (SMS) 8
6. John Williams* (ECAR) 6
  Freddie Barnett* (MEM) 6
8. Nick Henderson* (TLS) 2

Extra Point Attempts

1. Jarod Tracy* (TLS) 76
2. T.J. Lawrence (HOU) 55
3. Michael Torres* (CFL) 51
4. Ben Hartman* (ECAR) 50
5. Clark Fangmeier (RICE) 47
6. Jose Martinez (TXEP) 46
7. Thomas Morstead (SMETH) 43
8. Justin Estes* (SMS) 41
9. Matt Reagan* (MEM) 38
10. Anthony Binswanger (MARSH) 35

Extra Points Made

1. Jarod Tracy* (TLS) 73
2. T.J. Lawrence (HOU) 54
3. Ben Hartman* (ECAR) 50
  Michael Torres* (CFL) 50
5. Clark Fangmeier (RICE) 46
6. Jose Martinez (TXEP) 44
7. Thomas Morstead (SMETH) 43
8. Justin Estes* (SMS) 39
9. Matt Reagan* (MEM) 35
10. Ross Thevenot (TLN) 34

Field Goal Attempts

1. Swayze Waters (ALBIRM) 28
2. Michael Torres* (CFL) 24
3. Justin Estes* (SMS) 22
  Ben Hartman* (ECAR) 22
  Matt Reagan* (MEM) 22
  T.J. Lawrence (HOU) 22
7. Jose Martinez (TXEP) 20
  Thomas Morstead (SMETH) 20
9. Ross Thevenot (TLN) 18
  Anthony Binswanger (MARSH) 18

Field Goals Made

1. Swayze Waters (ALBIRM) 22
2. Michael Torres* (CFL) 20
3. Jose Martinez (TXEP) 17
4. Justin Estes* (SMS) 15
  Matt Reagan* (MEM) 15
6. Ben Hartman* (ECAR) 13
  T.J. Lawrence (HOU) 13
  Ross Thevenot (TLN) 13
  Anthony Binswanger (MARSH) 13
  Thomas Morstead (SMETH) 13

Punting Yards

1. Matt Dodge* (ECAR) 3307
2. Swayze Waters (ALBIRM) 2859
3. Luke Juist (RICE) 2618
4. Thomas Morstead (SMETH) 2545
5. Blake Clingan* (CFL) 2404
6. Brent Sutherland* (MEM) 2115
7. Kyle Petersen (TXEP) 2075
8. Britt Barefoot* (SMS) 2039
9. Chase Turner* (HOU) 1921
10. Anthony Binswanger (MARSH) 1742

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Chase Turner* (HOU) 42.7

Punt Return Yards

1. Joe Burnett* (CFL) 331
2. Dwayne Harris* (ECAR) 250
3. Quintin Demps (TXEP) 200
4. Emmanuel Sanders (SMETH) 183
5. Kevin Sanders (ALBIRM) 159
6. Teric Williams (HOU) 157
7. Ja'Corey Shepherd (RICE) 120
8. Earnest Williams* (MEM) 117
9. Trae Johnson* (TLS) 109
10. Emmanuel Spann (MARSH) 92

Kickoff Returns

1. Michael Grandberry* (MEM) 59
2. Jessie Henderson (SMETH) 40
3. Tory Harrison* (SMS) 38
4. Chris Johnson* (ECAR) 36
5. Emmanuel Spann (MARSH) 31
6. Ade Tuyo (TLN) 30
7. Ja'Corey Shepherd (RICE) 27
8. Frantrell Forrest (ALBIRM) 26
9. Reggie Jones (ALBIRM) 25
10. Fred Rouse (TXEP) 23
  Fred Rouse (TXEP) 23

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Michael Grandberry* (MEM) 1286
2. Chris Johnson* (ECAR) 1009
3. Tory Harrison* (SMS) 870
4. Jessie Henderson (SMETH) 857
5. Ade Tuyo (TLN) 697
6. Curtis Francis* (CFL) 643
7. Emmanuel Spann (MARSH) 603
8. Frantrell Forrest (ALBIRM) 573
9. Darius Marshall (MARSH) 556
10. Reggie Jones (ALBIRM) 521

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. John Williams* (ECAR) 22.3
2. Fred Rouse (TXEP) 21.8

Solo Tackles

1. Chris Chamberlain* (TLS) 104
2. Sha'Reff Rashad* (CFL) 84
3. Braxton Amy (TXEP) 80
4. Alain Karatepeyan* (TLS) 76
5. Andrew Sendejo (RICE) 73
6. Nelson Coleman* (TLS) 71
  Gerald McRath* (SMS) 71
8. Will Dunbar (ALBIRM) 69
  Jason Venson* (CFL) 69
10. C.J. Spillman (MARSH) 64
  Brandon Sumrall* (SMS) 64

Assisted Tackles

1. Nelson Coleman* (TLS) 68
  Gerald McRath* (SMS) 68
3. C.J. Spillman (MARSH) 67
4. Joe Henderson (ALBIRM) 62
5. Chris Chamberlain* (TLS) 61
6. Fred Wilson* (ECAR) 55
  Rocky Schwartz (HOU) 55
8. Maurice Kitchens (MARSH) 53
  Will Dunbar (ALBIRM) 53
10. Pierre Bell* (ECAR) 52

Total Tackles

1. Chris Chamberlain* (TLS) 165
2. Nelson Coleman* (TLS) 139
  Gerald McRath* (SMS) 139
4. C.J. Spillman (MARSH) 131
5. Will Dunbar (ALBIRM) 122
6. Alain Karatepeyan* (TLS) 114
7. Braxton Amy (TXEP) 112
8. Joe Henderson (ALBIRM) 109
9. Andrew Sendejo (RICE) 107
10. Van Eskridge* (ECAR) 104

Tackles for Loss

1. Alain Karatepeyan* (TLS) 22
2. Phillip Hunt (HOU) 18
3. Matthew Chatelain* (SMS) 16
4. Anthony Germany* (TLS) 14
5. Leger Douzable* (CFL) 14
6. Chris Chamberlain* (TLS) 12
7. Zack Slate* (ECAR) 12
  Gerald McRath* (SMS) 12
9. Quentin Cotton* (ECAR) 11
  Scott Solomon (RICE) 11
  Avery Williams (TLN) 11
  Jeremy Jones (TXEP) 11

Interception Return Yards

1. Quintin Demps (TXEP) 220
2. Johnell Neal* (CFL) 159
3. Cornelius Brown (TXEP) 102
4. Brandon Sumrall* (SMS) 101
5. Andrew Sendejo (RICE) 92
6. Travis Simmons* (ECAR) 80
7. Jason Venson* (CFL) 73
8. Roy Roberts* (TLS) 69
9. Bryan McCann (SMETH) 63
10. Cody Lubojasky (HOU) 62

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Quintin Demps (TXEP) 2

Passes Defended

1. Brandon King (RICE) 18
  Joe Burnett* (CFL) 18
3. Gary Anderson (RICE) 16
4. Roy Roberts* (TLS) 15
  Johnell Neal* (CFL) 15
  Josh Lumar (TLN) 15
7. Brandon Sumrall* (SMS) 14
  Quintin Demps (TXEP) 14
  David Skehan (TLN) 14
10. Cornelius Brown (TXEP) 13