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2012 Conference USA Year Summary

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Record: 65-86, .430 W-L% (12th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -5.76 (11th of 12) ▪ SOS: -3.24 (9th of 12)

Division Champions: Central Florida (East) and Tulsa (West)
Conference Champion: Tulsa (Won Championship Game 33-27)

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 10 4 .714 7 1 .875 35.4 22.1 6.65 -3.78
East Carolina 8 5 .615 7 1 .875 31.5 31.6 -4.23 -4.92
Marshall 5 7 .417 4 4 .500 40.9 43.1 -6.04 -4.87
Memphis 4 8 .333 4 4 .500 24.4 30.3 -11.09 -5.34
Alabama-Birmingham 3 9 .250 2 6 .250 28.3 37.5 -11.66 -3.07
Southern Mississippi 0 12 .000 0 8 .000 19.7 37.8 -18.04 -1.29
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Tulsa 11 3 .786 7 1 .875 34.7 23.6 6.24 -2.34
Southern Methodist 7 6 .538 5 3 .625 31.0 25.7 1.64 -1.59
Rice 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 31.8 30.5 -3.52 -4.83
Houston 5 7 .417 4 4 .500 32.4 36.0 -5.54 -3.54
Texas-El Paso 3 9 .250 2 6 .250 21.2 29.8 -9.29 -1.46
Tulane 2 10 .167 2 6 .250 21.4 38.4 -14.23 -1.81

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2012-12-31 Liberty Bowl Tulsa 31 Iowa State 17 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
2012-12-29 Armed Forces Bowl Rice 33 Air Force 14 Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, TX)
2012-12-24 Hawaii Bowl Southern Methodist 43 Fresno State 10 Hawaii Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
2012-12-22 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 43 East Carolina 34 New Orleans Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
2012-12-21 Beef O'Brady's Bowl Central Florida 38 Ball State 17 Beef O'Brady's Bowl (St. Petersburg, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Rakeem Cato (MARSH) 406
2. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 273
3. Garrett Gilbert* (SMETH) 268
4. David Piland (HOU) 256
5. Blake Bortles* (CFL) 251
6. Ryan Griffin (TLN) 245
7. Cody Green* (TLS) 228
  Cody Green* (TLS) 228
9. Austin Brown (ALBIRM) 205
10. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 194

Pass Attempts

1. Rakeem Cato (MARSH) 584
2. Garrett Gilbert* (SMETH) 506
3. David Piland (HOU) 448
4. Cody Green* (TLS) 419
  Cody Green* (TLS) 419
6. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 413
7. Blake Bortles* (CFL) 399
8. Ryan Griffin (TLN) 394
9. Austin Brown (ALBIRM) 355
10. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 325

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Rakeem Cato (MARSH) 69.5
2. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 66.1
3. Jacob Karam (MEM) 64.2
4. Blake Bortles* (CFL) 62.9
5. Ryan Griffin (TLN) 62.2
6. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 59.7
7. Austin Brown (ALBIRM) 57.7
8. David Piland (HOU) 57.1
9. Cody Green* (TLS) 54.4
  Cody Green* (TLS) 54.4

Passing Yards

1. Rakeem Cato (MARSH) 4201
2. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 3116
3. Blake Bortles* (CFL) 3059
4. Garrett Gilbert* (SMETH) 2932
5. David Piland (HOU) 2929
6. Ryan Griffin (TLN) 2771
7. Austin Brown (ALBIRM) 2673
8. Cody Green* (TLS) 2592
  Cody Green* (TLS) 2592
10. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 2209

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Blake Bortles* (CFL) 7.7
2. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 7.5
3. Austin Brown (ALBIRM) 7.5
4. Rakeem Cato (MARSH) 7.2
5. Ryan Griffin (TLN) 7.0
6. Jacob Karam (MEM) 6.9
7. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 6.8
8. Nick Lamaison (TXEP) 6.7
9. David Piland (HOU) 6.5
10. Cody Green* (TLS) 6.2
  Cody Green* (TLS) 6.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Blake Bortles* (CFL) 8.1
2. Rakeem Cato (MARSH) 7.6
3. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 7.6
4. Jacob Karam (MEM) 7.4
5. Austin Brown (ALBIRM) 6.9
6. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 6.8
7. Ryan Griffin (TLN) 6.8
8. David Piland (HOU) 6.0
9. Nick Lamaison (TXEP) 6.0
10. Cody Green* (TLS) 5.8
  Cody Green* (TLS) 5.8

Passing Touchdowns

1. Rakeem Cato (MARSH) 37
2. Blake Bortles* (CFL) 25
3. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 23
4. Ryan Griffin (TLN) 20
5. Cody Green* (TLS) 17
  Cody Green* (TLS) 17
7. David Piland (HOU) 16
8. Austin Brown (ALBIRM) 15
  Garrett Gilbert* (SMETH) 15
10. Jacob Karam (MEM) 14

Passing Interceptions

1. Garrett Gilbert* (SMETH) 15
2. Austin Brown (ALBIRM) 12
  David Piland (HOU) 12
4. Cody Green* (TLS) 11
  Ryan Griffin (TLN) 11
  Rakeem Cato (MARSH) 11
  Cody Green* (TLS) 11
8. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 10
9. Nick Lamaison (TXEP) 9
10. Blake Bortles* (CFL) 7

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Rakeem Cato (MARSH) 147.1
2. Blake Bortles* (CFL) 144.5
3. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 143.0
4. Jacob Karam (MEM) 137.0
5. Ryan Griffin (TLN) 132.4
6. Austin Brown (ALBIRM) 128.2
7. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 125.9
8. David Piland (HOU) 118.5
9. Nick Lamaison (TXEP) 114.8
10. Cody Green* (TLS) 114.5
  Cody Green* (TLS) 114.5

Rush Attempts

1. Zach Line* (SMETH) 277
2. Darrin Reaves (ALBIRM) 215
3. Alex Singleton* (TLS) 202
4. Vintavious Cooper* (ECAR) 200
5. Latavius Murray* (CFL) 198
6. Trey Watts* (TLS) 186
7. Nathan Jeffery (TXEP) 184
8. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 164
9. Charles Ross* (RICE) 147
10. Charles Sims (HOU) 142

Rushing Yards

1. Zach Line* (SMETH) 1278
2. Trey Watts* (TLS) 1108
3. Latavius Murray* (CFL) 1106
4. Vintavious Cooper* (ECAR) 1049
5. Darrin Reaves (ALBIRM) 1037
6. Ja'Terian Douglas* (TLS) 936
7. Nathan Jeffery (TXEP) 897
8. Charles Sims (HOU) 851
9. Alex Singleton* (TLS) 800
  Charles Ross* (RICE) 800

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ja'Terian Douglas* (TLS) 6.8
2. Kevin Grooms (MARSH) 6.1
3. Charles Sims (HOU) 6.0
4. Trey Watts* (TLS) 6.0
5. Latavius Murray* (CFL) 5.6
6. Charles Ross* (RICE) 5.4
7. Kenneth Farrow (HOU) 5.4
8. Desmond Johnson (SMS) 5.3
9. Vintavious Cooper* (ECAR) 5.2
10. Steward Butler (MARSH) 5.0

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Alex Singleton* (TLS) 24
2. Latavius Murray* (CFL) 15
3. Zach Line* (SMETH) 13
  Darrin Reaves (ALBIRM) 13
5. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 11
  Charles Sims (HOU) 11
7. Blake Bortles* (CFL) 8
  Kevin Grooms (MARSH) 8
  Shane Carden* (ECAR) 8
  Garrett Gilbert* (SMETH) 8

Receptions

1. Tommy Shuler (MARSH) 110
2. Justin Hardy* (ECAR) 88
3. Ryan Grant (TLN) 76
4. Antavious Wilson (MARSH) 69
5. Jeremy Johnson* (SMETH) 67
  Keyarris Garrett* (TLS) 67
7. Darius Johnson* (SMETH) 64
8. Jordan Taylor* (RICE) 57
  Aaron Dobson (MARSH) 57
10. Sam McGuffie* (RICE) 54
  Dewayne Peace (HOU) 54

Receiving Yards

1. Ryan Grant (TLN) 1149
2. Tommy Shuler (MARSH) 1138
3. Justin Hardy* (ECAR) 1105
4. Jordan Leslie (TXEP) 973
5. Keyarris Garrett* (TLS) 845
6. Jordan Taylor* (RICE) 826
7. Mike Edwards (TXEP) 820
8. Jackie Williams (ALBIRM) 799
9. Darius Johnson* (SMETH) 787
10. Antavious Wilson (MARSH) 741

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Jordan Leslie (TXEP) 19.1
2. Rannell Hall* (CFL) 18.0
3. Thomas Roberson* (TLS) 16.9
4. Mike Edwards (TXEP) 16.1
5. Justyn Shackelford (TLN) 15.4
6. Jackie Williams (ALBIRM) 15.4
7. Ryan Grant (TLN) 15.1
8. Patrick Hearn (ALBIRM) 15.0
9. Shane Ros (HOU) 14.7
10. Nick Adams (ALBIRM) 14.6

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Zach Line* (SMETH) 310
2. Darrin Reaves (ALBIRM) 256
3. Vintavious Cooper* (ECAR) 226
4. Latavius Murray* (CFL) 225
5. Trey Watts* (TLS) 220
6. Alex Singleton* (TLS) 205
7. Nathan Jeffery (TXEP) 192
8. Charles Sims (HOU) 179
9. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 165
10. Charles Ross* (RICE) 157

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Zach Line* (SMETH) 1507
2. Trey Watts* (TLS) 1451
3. Darrin Reaves (ALBIRM) 1339
4. Latavius Murray* (CFL) 1337
5. Vintavious Cooper* (ECAR) 1278
6. Charles Sims (HOU) 1224
7. Ryan Grant (TLN) 1149
8. Tommy Shuler (MARSH) 1138
9. Justin Hardy* (ECAR) 1105
10. Jordan Leslie (TXEP) 969

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Alex Singleton* (TLS) 25
2. Latavius Murray* (CFL) 19
3. Darrin Reaves (ALBIRM) 14
  Charles Sims (HOU) 14
5. Zach Line* (SMETH) 13
6. Justin Hardy* (ECAR) 11
  Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 11
8. Gator Hoskins (MARSH) 10
9. Kevin Grooms (MARSH) 9
  Keyarris Garrett* (TLS) 9
  Antavious Wilson (MARSH) 9

Total Plays

1. Rakeem Cato (MARSH) 641
2. Garrett Gilbert* (SMETH) 600
3. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 498
4. Cody Green* (TLS) 497
  Cody Green* (TLS) 497
6. David Piland (HOU) 493
7. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 489
8. Blake Bortles* (CFL) 486
9. Ryan Griffin (TLN) 426
10. Austin Brown (ALBIRM) 417

Total Yards

1. Rakeem Cato (MARSH) 4232
2. Blake Bortles* (CFL) 3344
3. Garrett Gilbert* (SMETH) 3278
4. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 3190
5. David Piland (HOU) 3119
6. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 2876
7. Cody Green* (TLS) 2875
  Cody Green* (TLS) 2875
9. Ryan Griffin (TLN) 2644
10. Austin Brown (ALBIRM) 2436

Total Yards Per Play

1. Blake Bortles* (CFL) 6.9
2. Rakeem Cato (MARSH) 6.6
3. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 6.4
4. David Piland (HOU) 6.3
5. Garrett Gilbert* (SMETH) 5.5

Total Touchdowns

1. Rakeem Cato (MARSH) 38
2. Blake Bortles* (CFL) 33
3. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 31
4. Alex Singleton* (TLS) 24
5. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 23
  Garrett Gilbert* (SMETH) 23
7. Cody Green* (TLS) 21
  Cody Green* (TLS) 21
9. Ryan Griffin (TLN) 20
10. David Piland (HOU) 18

Extra Point Attempts

1. Shawn Moffitt* (CFL) 63
2. Justin Haig (MARSH) 60
3. Daniel Schwarz* (TLS) 59
4. Warren Harvey* (ECAR) 50
5. Chase Hover* (SMETH) 49
6. Chris Boswell* (RICE) 47
7. Matt Hogan (HOU) 45
8. Ty Long (ALBIRM) 41
9. Corey Acosta (SMS) 28
10. Steven Valadez (TXEP) 27
  Cairo Santos (TLN) 27

Extra Points Made

1. Justin Haig (MARSH) 60
2. Shawn Moffitt* (CFL) 58
3. Daniel Schwarz* (TLS) 52
4. Warren Harvey* (ECAR) 50
5. Chase Hover* (SMETH) 47
6. Chris Boswell* (RICE) 45
  Matt Hogan (HOU) 45
8. Ty Long (ALBIRM) 39
9. Corey Acosta (SMS) 27
10. Cairo Santos (TLN) 26

Field Goal Attempts

1. Chris Boswell* (RICE) 29
  Chase Hover* (SMETH) 29
3. Matt Hogan (HOU) 25
4. Cairo Santos (TLN) 21
5. Warren Harvey* (ECAR) 20
6. Daniel Schwarz* (TLS) 18
7. Ty Long (ALBIRM) 17
  Corey Acosta (SMS) 17
9. Justin Haig (MARSH) 16
10. Steven Valadez (TXEP) 15

Field Goals Made

1. Chris Boswell* (RICE) 23
2. Cairo Santos (TLN) 21
3. Matt Hogan (HOU) 20
4. Chase Hover* (SMETH) 18
5. Warren Harvey* (ECAR) 15
6. Ty Long (ALBIRM) 14
7. Justin Haig (MARSH) 13
8. Daniel Schwarz* (TLS) 12
9. Corey Acosta (SMS) 11
10. Steven Valadez (TXEP) 10
  Shawn Moffitt* (CFL) 10

Punts

1. Cole Way* (TLS) 77
2. Peter Picerelli (TLN) 69
3. Ian Campbell (TXEP) 66
4. Trent Tignor* (ECAR) 65
5. Peter Boehme (SMS) 63
6. Richie Leone (HOU) 60
  Tom Hornsey (MEM) 60
  Jamie Boyle* (CFL) 60
9. Mike Loftus* (SMETH) 52
10. Hunter Mullins (ALBIRM) 50

Punting Yards

1. Cole Way* (TLS) 3009
2. Peter Picerelli (TLN) 2846
3. Ian Campbell (TXEP) 2814
4. Trent Tignor* (ECAR) 2779
5. Richie Leone (HOU) 2730
6. Tom Hornsey (MEM) 2606
7. Peter Boehme (SMS) 2520
8. Jamie Boyle* (CFL) 2434
9. Hunter Mullins (ALBIRM) 2239
10. Mike Loftus* (SMETH) 2177

Punt Returns

1. J.J. Worton* (CFL) 25
2. Trey Watts* (TLS) 22
  Keiwone Malone (MEM) 22
4. Justin Hardy* (ECAR) 20
5. Jackie Williams (ALBIRM) 14
  Mike Edwards (TXEP) 14
7. Dennis Parks* (RICE) 13
8. Andre Snipes-Booker (MARSH) 11
  Dewayne Peace (HOU) 11
10. Derrick Strozier (TLN) 10

Punt Return Yards

1. J.J. Worton* (CFL) 266
2. Keiwone Malone (MEM) 261
3. Justin Hardy* (ECAR) 175
4. Trey Watts* (TLS) 154
5. Jackie Williams (ALBIRM) 132
6. Mike Edwards (TXEP) 106
7. Kenneth Acker* (SMETH) 84
8. Derrick Strozier (TLN) 81
9. Lamarcus Farmer (ALBIRM) 66
10. Darion Monroe (TLN) 63

Kickoff Returns

1. Andre Snipes-Booker (MARSH) 31
2. Autrey Golden (TXEP) 29
3. Bobby McCain (MEM) 28
4. Josh Rounds (TLN) 23
5. Derrick Harris* (ECAR) 22
6. Trey Watts* (TLS) 21
7. Tracy Lampley (SMS) 19
  Justin Sims (SMS) 19
9. Rannell Hall* (CFL) 18
10. Quincy McDuffie* (CFL) 17

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Autrey Golden (TXEP) 822
2. Bobby McCain (MEM) 721
3. Andre Snipes-Booker (MARSH) 644
4. Trey Watts* (TLS) 586
5. Quincy McDuffie* (CFL) 582
6. Derrick Harris* (ECAR) 454
7. Justin Sims (SMS) 429
8. Josh Rounds (TLN) 424
9. Der'Rikk Thompson* (SMETH) 411
10. Tracy Lampley (SMS) 393

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Lance Ray* (ECAR) 22.3

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Quincy McDuffie* (CFL) 3
2. Autrey Golden (TXEP) 2

Solo Tackles

1. Marvin Burdette (ALBIRM) 90
2. Deaundre Brown* (TLS) 81
3. Dominick Legrande (MARSH) 69
4. Kemal Ishmael* (CFL) 68
5. Jamie Collins (SMS) 66
6. Paul Porras* (RICE) 64
7. Taylor Reed* (SMETH) 62
  Clayton Geathers* (CFL) 62
9. Darion Monroe (TLN) 60
10. Dexter McCoil* (TLS) 59

Total Tackles

1. Marvin Burdette (ALBIRM) 157
2. Dominick Legrande (MARSH) 132
3. Phillip Steward (HOU) 128
4. Derrick Mathews (HOU) 126
  Trevon Stewart (HOU) 126
6. Deaundre Brown* (TLS) 125
7. Kemal Ishmael* (CFL) 124
8. Clayton Geathers* (CFL) 117
9. Josh Fely (TXEP) 112
  Everett Daniels (HOU) 112

Tackles for Loss

1. Jamie Collins (SMS) 20
2. Phillip Steward (HOU) 19
3. Deaundre Brown* (TLS) 17
  Derrick Mathews (HOU) 17
5. Taylor Reed* (SMETH) 14
6. Jared St. John* (TLS) 14
7. Marvin Burdette (ALBIRM) 13
8. Jermaine Holmes (MARSH) 12
9. Cody Bauer* (RICE) 12
10. Troy Davis* (CFL) 12
  Margus Hunt* (SMETH) 12

Interception Return Yards

1. D.J. Hayden (HOU) 171
2. A.J. Bouye* (CFL) 111
3. Ryan Travis (TLN) 96
  Cameron Rogers* (SMETH) 96
5. Lorenzo Doss (TLN) 89
6. Lyle Dankenbring* (CFL) 87
7. Hayden Greenbauer* (SMETH) 83
8. Kenneth Acker* (SMETH) 82
  Taylor Reed* (SMETH) 82
10. Paul Porras* (RICE) 75

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. D.J. Hayden (HOU) 2
  Taylor Reed* (SMETH) 2

Passes Defended

1. Phillip Gaines* (RICE) 18
2. Kenneth Acker* (SMETH) 15
  Adonis Armstrong* (ECAR) 15
4. Dexter McCoil* (TLS) 14
5. Lowell Rose* (TLS) 12
  D.J. Hayden (HOU) 12
7. Jacobi Jenkins* (ECAR) 11
  Zach McMillian (HOU) 11
  Ryan Travis (TLN) 11
  Jay Scott* (SMETH) 11
  A.J. Bouye* (CFL) 11

Fumbles Forced

1. Phillip Steward (HOU) 5
2. Jared Williams* (RICE) 4
  Jamie Collins (SMS) 4
4. Kemal Ishmael* (CFL) 3
  Troy Davis* (CFL) 3
  Maurice Falls* (ECAR) 3
  Mitch Huelsing (MEM) 3
  Shawn Jackson* (TLS) 3
  Ja'Gared Davis* (SMETH) 3
  Julius White* (RICE) 3
  E.J. Dunston* (CFL) 3
  Jared St. John* (TLS) 3