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2013 Conference USA Year Summary

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Record: 80-96, .455 W-L% (9th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -7.78 (10th of 11) ▪ SOS: -5.59 (10th of 11)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Current AP Poll: 0

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
East W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Marshall 10 4 .714 7 2 .778 42.1 22.9 3.07 -8.21
East Carolina 10 3 .769 6 2 .750 40.2 24.8 4.30 -7.17
Middle Tennessee State 8 5 .615 6 2 .750 29.0 26.2 -3.71 -5.63
Florida Atlantic 6 6 .500 4 4 .500 26.4 22.3 -3.53 -5.62
Alabama-Birmingham 2 10 .167 1 7 .125 26.3 43.8 -15.82 -3.74
Florida International 1 11 .083 1 7 .125 9.8 37.0 -23.53 -5.53
Southern Mississippi 1 11 .083 1 7 .125 17.1 41.9 -21.13 -4.55
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Rice 10 4 .714 8 1 .889 29.6 24.4 0.15 -4.78
North Texas 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 31.8 17.8 3.05 -6.95
Texas-San Antonio 7 5 .583 6 2 .750 25.6 26.3 -3.01 -3.18
Tulane 7 6 .538 5 3 .625 24.8 21.4 -3.22 -5.22
Louisiana Tech 4 8 .333 3 5 .375 19.2 26.3 -15.66 -9.91
Tulsa 3 9 .250 2 6 .250 21.1 33.9 -11.77 -1.27
Texas-El Paso 2 10 .167 1 7 .125 21.8 39.3 -18.17 -6.50

6 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2014-01-01 12:00 PM Heart of Dallas Bowl North Texas 36 Nevada-Las Vegas 14 Heart of Dallas Bowl - Cotton Bowl - Dallas, TX
2013-12-31 4:00 PM Liberty Bowl Mississippi State 44 Rice 7 AutoZone Liberty Bowl - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN
2013-12-30 11:45 AM Armed Forces Bowl Navy 24 Middle Tennessee State 6 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl - Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
2013-12-27 2:30 PM Military Bowl Marshall 31 Maryland 20 Military Bowl - Navy-Marine Corp Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, MD
2013-12-23 2:00 PM Beef O'Brady's Bowl East Carolina 37 Ohio 20 Beef O Brady`s Bowl - Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
2013-12-21 9:00 PM New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 24 Tulane 21 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 387
2. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 298
3. Derek Thompson* (NTX) 251
4. Eric Soza (TXSA) 236
5. Logan Kilgore* (MIDTN) 216
6. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 169
7. Ryan Higgins (LATECH) 166
8. Nick Montana* (TLN) 158
9. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 149
10. Nick Mullens (SMS) 136

Pass Attempts

1. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 549
2. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 499
3. Derek Thompson* (NTX) 390
4. Eric Soza (TXSA) 377
5. Logan Kilgore* (MIDTN) 355
6. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 324
7. Nick Montana* (TLN) 296
8. Ryan Higgins (LATECH) 281
9. Nick Mullens (SMS) 276
10. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 256

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 70.5
2. Derek Thompson* (NTX) 64.4
3. Eric Soza (TXSA) 62.6
4. Logan Kilgore* (MIDTN) 60.8
5. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 59.7
6. Ryan Higgins (LATECH) 59.1
7. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 58.2
8. Jameill Showers (TXEP) 56.9
9. Cody Green (TLS) 55.5
10. Allan Bridgford (SMS) 54.1

Passing Yards

1. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 4139
2. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 3916
3. Derek Thompson* (NTX) 2896
4. Eric Soza (TXSA) 2719
5. Logan Kilgore* (MIDTN) 2507
6. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 2345
7. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 1866
8. Nick Mullens (SMS) 1776
9. Nick Montana* (TLN) 1717
10. Ryan Higgins (LATECH) 1715

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jonathan Perry (ALBIRM) 7.9
2. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 7.8
3. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 7.5
4. Derek Thompson* (NTX) 7.4
5. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 7.3
6. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 7.2
7. Eric Soza (TXSA) 7.2
8. Logan Kilgore* (MIDTN) 7.1
9. Austin Brown (ALBIRM) 6.7
10. Jameill Showers (TXEP) 6.7

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 8.6
2. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 7.9
3. Jonathan Perry (ALBIRM) 7.5
4. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 7.0
5. Austin Brown (ALBIRM) 7.0
6. Jameill Showers (TXEP) 6.9
7. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 6.8
8. Derek Thompson* (NTX) 6.7
9. Eric Soza (TXSA) 6.5
10. Logan Kilgore* (MIDTN) 6.3

Passing Touchdowns

1. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 39
2. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 33
3. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 17
4. Derek Thompson* (NTX) 16
  Logan Kilgore* (MIDTN) 16
6. Nick Montana* (TLN) 14
7. Nick Mullens (SMS) 13
8. Eric Soza (TXSA) 12
  Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 12
10. Jameill Showers (TXEP) 11

Passing Interceptions

1. Nick Mullens (SMS) 14
2. Derek Thompson* (NTX) 13
  Logan Kilgore* (MIDTN) 13
  Ryan Higgins (LATECH) 13
5. Allan Bridgford (SMS) 11
  Eric Soza (TXSA) 11
7. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 10
  Dane Evans (TLS) 10
  Nick Montana* (TLN) 10
10. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 9
  Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 9

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 150.0
2. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 147.8
3. Derek Thompson* (NTX) 133.6
4. Jonathan Perry (ALBIRM) 131.5
5. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 128.7
6. Jameill Showers (TXEP) 128.4
7. Eric Soza (TXSA) 127.9
8. Logan Kilgore* (MIDTN) 127.7
9. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 124.7
10. Austin Brown (ALBIRM) 122.1

Rush Attempts

1. Trey Watts (TLS) 268
2. Vintavious Cooper* (ECAR) 230
3. Essray Taliaferro* (MARSH) 221
4. Charles Ross* (RICE) 211
5. Brandin Byrd* (NTX) 202
  Darrin Reaves (ALBIRM) 202
7. Orleans Darkwa* (TLN) 188
8. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 172
9. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 157
10. Kenneth Dixon (LATECH) 151

Rushing Yards

1. Trey Watts (TLS) 1329
2. Charles Ross* (RICE) 1280
3. Vintavious Cooper* (ECAR) 1193
4. Essray Taliaferro* (MARSH) 1140
5. Brandin Byrd* (NTX) 1075
6. Darrin Reaves (ALBIRM) 934
7. Kenneth Dixon (LATECH) 917
8. Orleans Darkwa* (TLN) 863
9. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 767
10. Steward Butler* (MARSH) 765

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Reggie Whatley* (MIDTN) 6.5
2. Kenneth Dixon (LATECH) 6.1
3. Charles Ross* (RICE) 6.1
4. Tevin King (LATECH) 5.8
5. Kevin Grooms* (MARSH) 5.5
6. Brandin Byrd* (NTX) 5.3
7. David Glasco II (TXSA) 5.2
8. Vintavious Cooper* (ECAR) 5.2
9. Essray Taliaferro* (MARSH) 5.2
10. Jordan Parker* (MIDTN) 5.1

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Charles Ross* (RICE) 15
2. Vintavious Cooper* (ECAR) 13
3. Orleans Darkwa* (TLN) 12
  Darrin Reaves (ALBIRM) 12
5. Brandin Byrd* (NTX) 11
  Trey Watts (TLS) 11
7. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 10
  Essray Taliaferro* (MARSH) 10
  Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 10
10. Steward Butler* (MARSH) 8

Receptions

1. Justin Hardy* (ECAR) 114
2. Tommy Shuler* (MARSH) 106
3. Ryan Grant* (TLN) 77
4. Darnell Smith* (NTX) 70
5. Isaiah Jones* (ECAR) 62
6. Jordan Taylor* (RICE) 55
7. Tyre'Oune Holmes (SMS) 53
  Brelan Chancellor* (NTX) 53
9. Gator Hoskins* (MARSH) 50
10. Carlos Harris* (NTX) 47

Receiving Yards

1. Justin Hardy* (ECAR) 1284
2. Tommy Shuler* (MARSH) 1165
3. Ryan Grant* (TLN) 1039
4. Jordan Taylor* (RICE) 848
5. Jamarcus Nelson (ALBIRM) 846
6. Gator Hoskins* (MARSH) 821
7. Brelan Chancellor* (NTX) 792
8. Darnell Smith* (NTX) 791
9. Devon Smith* (MARSH) 653
10. Jordan Leslie (TXEP) 612

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Jamarcus Nelson (ALBIRM) 20.1
2. Dennis Parks* (RICE) 17.5
3. Markese Triplett (SMS) 16.9
4. Devon Smith* (MARSH) 16.7
5. Gator Hoskins* (MARSH) 16.4
6. William Dukes (FLATL) 15.8
7. Jordan Taylor* (RICE) 15.4
8. Dominique Sullivan (SMS) 15.2
9. Brelan Chancellor* (NTX) 14.9
10. Jamari Staples (ALBIRM) 14.8

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Trey Watts (TLS) 314
2. Vintavious Cooper* (ECAR) 274
3. Essray Taliaferro* (MARSH) 233
4. Darrin Reaves (ALBIRM) 231
5. Charles Ross* (RICE) 216
6. Brandin Byrd* (NTX) 213
7. Orleans Darkwa* (TLN) 196
8. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 173
9. Kenneth Dixon (LATECH) 165
10. Jordan Parker* (MIDTN) 160

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Trey Watts (TLS) 1724
2. Vintavious Cooper* (ECAR) 1605
3. Charles Ross* (RICE) 1317
4. Justin Hardy* (ECAR) 1284
5. Essray Taliaferro* (MARSH) 1268
6. Darrin Reaves (ALBIRM) 1228
7. Tommy Shuler* (MARSH) 1165
8. Brandin Byrd* (NTX) 1121
9. Ryan Grant* (TLN) 1039
10. Kenneth Dixon (LATECH) 1002

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Charles Ross* (RICE) 16
2. Gator Hoskins* (MARSH) 15
3. Vintavious Cooper* (ECAR) 14
  Darrin Reaves (ALBIRM) 14
5. Trey Watts (TLS) 12
  Brandin Byrd* (NTX) 12
  Orleans Darkwa* (TLN) 12
8. Essray Taliaferro* (MARSH) 11
  Shane Carden* (ECAR) 11
10. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 10
  Tommy Shuler* (MARSH) 10

Total Plays

1. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 639
2. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 598
3. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 481
4. Eric Soza (TXSA) 473
5. Derek Thompson* (NTX) 454
6. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 428
7. Logan Kilgore* (MIDTN) 390
8. Ryan Higgins (LATECH) 343
9. Nick Montana* (TLN) 341
10. Nick Mullens (SMS) 316

Total Yards

1. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 4242
2. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 4210
3. Eric Soza (TXSA) 3082
4. Derek Thompson* (NTX) 3053
5. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 2809
6. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 2633
7. Logan Kilgore* (MIDTN) 2527
8. Ryan Higgins (LATECH) 1734
9. Nick Montana* (TLN) 1721
10. Nick Mullens (SMS) 1673

Total Yards Per Play

1. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 7.0
2. Derek Thompson* (NTX) 6.7
3. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 6.6
4. Eric Soza (TXSA) 6.5

Total Touchdowns

1. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 45
2. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 43
3. Taylor McHargue* (RICE) 22
  Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 22
5. Eric Soza (TXSA) 19
  Derek Thompson* (NTX) 19
7. Logan Kilgore* (MIDTN) 18
8. Jameill Showers (TXEP) 15
  Nick Mullens (SMS) 15
  Charles Ross* (RICE) 15

Punting Yards

1. Peter Picerelli* (TLN) 3316
2. Sean Kelley (FLATL) 3039
3. James Farrimond* (RICE) 2989
4. Josh Davis* (MIDTN) 2717
5. Blake Macek* (NTX) 2713
6. Dalton Parks (TLS) 2605
7. Logan McPherson (LATECH) 2392
8. Tyler Williams* (MARSH) 2366
9. Mike Ruggles (TXEP) 2292
10. Hunter Mullins (ALBIRM) 2200

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Hunter Mullins (ALBIRM) 43.1
2. Trent Tignor* (ECAR) 42.8
3. Sean Kelley (FLATL) 42.8
4. Jake Medlock (FLINT) 42.7
5. Tyler Williams* (MARSH) 42.2
6. James Farrimond* (RICE) 42.1
7. Josh Davis* (MIDTN) 41.8
8. Peter Picerelli* (TLN) 41.5
9. Blake Macek* (NTX) 41.1
10. Kristian Stern (TXSA) 40.4

Punt Returns

1. Robert Lohnes (FLATL) 29
2. Devon Smith* (MARSH) 26
3. Brelan Chancellor* (NTX) 24
4. Devin Boutte* (TLN) 23
5. Trey Watts (TLS) 21
6. Justin Hardy* (ECAR) 20
7. Bryce Callahan* (RICE) 18
8. Kyle Griswould* (MIDTN) 17
9. Jim Jones (TXEP) 16
10. D.J. Banks (LATECH) 9

Punt Return Yards

1. Brelan Chancellor* (NTX) 386
2. Devon Smith* (MARSH) 381
3. Justin Hardy* (ECAR) 225
4. Robert Lohnes (FLATL) 184
5. Trey Watts (TLS) 147
6. Bryce Callahan* (RICE) 114
7. Sam Miller (FLINT) 105
8. Kyle Griswould* (MIDTN) 103
9. Devin Boutte* (TLN) 94
10. Jamarcus Nelson (ALBIRM) 88

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Brelan Chancellor* (NTX) 16.1
2. Devon Smith* (MARSH) 14.7
3. Justin Hardy* (ECAR) 11.2
4. Trey Watts (TLS) 7.0
5. Robert Lohnes (FLATL) 6.3
6. Bryce Callahan* (RICE) 6.3
7. Kyle Griswould* (MIDTN) 6.1
8. Jim Jones (TXEP) 5.4
9. Devin Boutte* (TLN) 4.1

Kickoff Returns

1. Deandre Reaves* (MARSH) 37
2. Autrey Golden (TXEP) 28
3. Jamarcus Nelson (ALBIRM) 27
4. Brelan Chancellor* (NTX) 24
5. Lance Ray* (ECAR) 22
6. Kam Jones (TXSA) 21
7. Lyle Fitte (LATECH) 20
8. Justin Sims (SMS) 19
9. Reggie Whatley* (MIDTN) 17
10. Kenneth Gilstrap* (MIDTN) 15

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Deandre Reaves* (MARSH) 924
2. Autrey Golden (TXEP) 782
3. Brelan Chancellor* (NTX) 663
4. Jamarcus Nelson (ALBIRM) 614
5. Lance Ray* (ECAR) 553
6. Kam Jones (TXSA) 432
7. Reggie Whatley* (MIDTN) 420
8. Justin Sims (SMS) 417
9. Lyle Fitte (LATECH) 413
10. Ja'Terian Douglas (TLS) 369

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Ja'Terian Douglas (TLS) 28.4
2. Autrey Golden (TXEP) 27.9
3. Brelan Chancellor* (NTX) 27.6
4. Lance Ray* (ECAR) 25.1
5. Deandre Reaves* (MARSH) 25.0
6. Reggie Whatley* (MIDTN) 24.7
7. Jamarcus Nelson (ALBIRM) 22.7
8. Greg Franklin (ALBIRM) 22.5
9. Justin Sims (SMS) 21.9
10. Lyle Fitte (LATECH) 20.6

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Autrey Golden (TXEP) 2

Solo Tackles

1. Shawn Jackson (TLS) 75
2. Sam Scofield* (TLN) 74
3. T.T. Barber* (MIDTN) 73
4. Kevin Byard* (MIDTN) 61
  Markieth Russell (FLINT) 61
6. Michael Mudoh (TLS) 60
7. Jake Ganus (ALBIRM) 58
8. Darion Monroe* (TLN) 57
9. Kenny Buyers* (NTX) 55
  Evan McKelvey* (MARSH) 55

Assisted Tackles

1. Michael Mudoh (TLS) 73
2. Zachary Orr* (NTX) 69
3. Neville Hewitt* (MARSH) 55
4. Derrell Johnson* (ECAR) 51
5. Shawn Jackson (TLS) 48
6. Daniel Cobb (LATECH) 47
7. Derek Akunne* (NTX) 46
  T.T. Barber* (MIDTN) 46
  Terrick Wright (SMS) 46
  Andrae Kirk (FLATL) 46

Total Tackles

1. Michael Mudoh (TLS) 133
2. Shawn Jackson (TLS) 123
3. Zachary Orr* (NTX) 122
4. T.T. Barber* (MIDTN) 119
5. Kevin Byard* (MIDTN) 106
6. Sam Scofield* (TLN) 104
7. Evan McKelvey* (MARSH) 97
8. Markieth Russell (FLINT) 96
  Michael Kutzler* (RICE) 96
10. Triston Wade (TXSA) 94

Tackles for Loss

1. Julius Warmsley* (TLN) 18
2. Shawn Jackson (TLS) 18
3. James Rouse* (MARSH) 14
4. Zachary Orr* (NTX) 14
5. Derrell Johnson* (ECAR) 13
  Daniel Cobb (LATECH) 13
  Alex Bazzie* (MARSH) 13
8. Aaron Bellazin* (NTX) 12
9. T.T. Barber* (MIDTN) 12
  Christian Covington* (RICE) 12
  Isame Faciane (FLINT) 12

Interception Return Yards

1. Lorenzo Doss* (TLN) 185
2. Kevin Byard* (MIDTN) 159
3. Derrick Strozier* (TLN) 131
4. D'Joun Smith (FLATL) 112
5. Deshaun Amos* (ECAR) 100
6. Zac Whitfield* (NTX) 98
7. Triston Wade (TXSA) 93
8. Will Barrow (TLS) 76
  Christen Milstead (FLATL) 76
10. Adairius Barnes (LATECH) 70
  Monterius Lovett* (MARSH) 70

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Kevin Byard* (MIDTN) 2
  Lorenzo Doss* (TLN) 2