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2014 Conference USA Year Summary

Previous Year

Record: 81-82, .497 W-L% (8th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -3.19 (8th of 11) ▪ SOS: -2.91 (8th of 11)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Current AP Poll:(Marshall)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
East W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Marshall 13 1 .929 8 1 .889 45.6 21.0 12.55 -5.81
Middle Tennessee State 6 6 .500 5 3 .625 31.6 31.5 -3.52 -1.77
Western Kentucky 8 5 .615 4 4 .500 44.4 39.9 1.99 -3.01
Alabama-Birmingham 6 6 .500 4 4 .500 33.2 29.9 -0.30 -2.05
Old Dominion 6 6 .500 4 4 .500 32.7 38.0 -6.10 -3.60
Florida International 4 8 .333 3 5 .375 23.0 24.8 -6.95 -4.04
Florida Atlantic 3 9 .250 2 6 .250 24.0 34.4 -9.68 -1.18
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Louisiana Tech 9 5 .643 7 2 .778 37.4 24.7 5.46 -1.61
Rice 8 5 .615 5 3 .625 28.8 28.5 -0.28 -2.98
Texas-El Paso 7 6 .538 5 3 .625 26.6 28.1 -3.18 -3.64
Texas-San Antonio 4 8 .333 3 5 .375 17.1 25.9 -8.62 -2.45
North Texas 4 8 .333 2 6 .250 27.2 29.8 -11.91 -5.91
Southern Mississippi 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 19.0 35.4 -10.91 0.17

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/31 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Marshall               25 23 23 23 21 18 19     23

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes TV
2014-12-26 1:00 PM Heart of Dallas Bowl Louisiana Tech 35 Illinois 18 Zaxby`s Heart of Dallas Bowl - Cotton Bowl - Dallas, TX ESPN
2014-12-24 8:00 PM Hawaii Bowl Rice 30 Fresno State 6 Hawaii Bowl - Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI ESPN
2014-12-24 12:00 PM Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Western Kentucky 49 Central Michigan 48 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl - Thomas Robinson National Stadium - Nassau, Bahamas ESPN
2014-12-23 6:00 PM Boca Raton Bowl Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Boca Raton Bowl - FAU Stadium - Boca Raton, FL ESPN
2014-12-20 2:20 PM New Mexico Bowl Utah State 21 Texas-El Paso 6 Gildan New Mexico Bowl - University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM ESPN

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 375
2. Taylor Heinicke (OD) 289
3. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 267
4. Cody Sokol* (LATECH) 260
5. Nick Mullens (SMS) 218
6. Austin Grammer (MIDTN) 206
7. Driphus Jackson* (RICE) 191
8. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 182
9. Cody Clements (ALBIRM) 181
10. Jameill Showers* (TXEP) 159

Pass Attempts

1. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 552
2. Taylor Heinicke (OD) 455
3. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 451
4. Cody Sokol* (LATECH) 448
5. Nick Mullens (SMS) 365
6. Driphus Jackson* (RICE) 331
7. Austin Grammer (MIDTN) 321
8. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 315
9. Jameill Showers* (TXEP) 286
10. Alex McGough (FLINT) 274

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 67.9
2. Cody Clements (ALBIRM) 66.3
3. Austin Grammer (MIDTN) 64.2
4. Taylor Heinicke (OD) 63.5
5. Nick Mullens (SMS) 59.7
6. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 59.2
7. Cody Sokol* (LATECH) 58.0
8. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 57.8
9. Driphus Jackson* (RICE) 57.7
10. Jameill Showers* (TXEP) 55.6

Passing Yards

1. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 4830
2. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 3903
3. Taylor Heinicke (OD) 3476
4. Cody Sokol* (LATECH) 3436
5. Driphus Jackson* (RICE) 2842
6. Nick Mullens (SMS) 2470
7. Austin Grammer (MIDTN) 2307
8. Cody Clements (ALBIRM) 2221
9. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 2215
10. Jameill Showers* (TXEP) 1858

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 8.8
2. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 8.7
3. Driphus Jackson* (RICE) 8.6
4. Cody Clements (ALBIRM) 8.1
5. Cody Sokol* (LATECH) 7.7
6. Taylor Heinicke (OD) 7.6
7. Austin Grammer (MIDTN) 7.2
8. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 7.0
9. Nick Mullens (SMS) 6.8
10. Jameill Showers* (TXEP) 6.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 9.7
2. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 9.1
3. Driphus Jackson* (RICE) 8.9
4. Cody Clements (ALBIRM) 7.9
5. Cody Sokol* (LATECH) 7.7
6. Taylor Heinicke (OD) 7.6
7. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 7.4
8. Austin Grammer (MIDTN) 6.5
9. Jameill Showers* (TXEP) 6.4
10. Nick Mullens (SMS) 6.3

Passing Touchdowns

1. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 49
2. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 40
3. Taylor Heinicke (OD) 30
  Cody Sokol* (LATECH) 30
5. Driphus Jackson* (RICE) 24
6. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 17
7. Austin Grammer (MIDTN) 16
8. Alex McGough (FLINT) 14
9. Cody Clements (ALBIRM) 13
10. Jameill Showers* (TXEP) 12
  Nick Mullens (SMS) 12

Passing Interceptions

1. Taylor Heinicke (OD) 14
2. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 13
  Cody Sokol* (LATECH) 13
4. Austin Grammer (MIDTN) 12
5. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 10
  Alex McGough (FLINT) 10
7. Nick Mullens (SMS) 9
8. Driphus Jackson* (RICE) 8
9. Andrew McNulty (NTX) 7
  Cody Clements (ALBIRM) 7

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 167.1
2. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 155.4
3. Driphus Jackson* (RICE) 148.9
4. Cody Clements (ALBIRM) 145.2
5. Taylor Heinicke (OD) 143.3
6. Cody Sokol* (LATECH) 138.8
7. Austin Grammer (MIDTN) 133.5
8. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 131.5
9. Nick Mullens (SMS) 122.5
10. Jameill Showers* (TXEP) 119.8

Rush Attempts

1. Jordan Howard (ALBIRM) 306
2. Leon Allen* (WKY) 272
3. Kenneth Dixon* (LATECH) 253
4. Jawon Davis* (RICE) 245
5. Aaron Jones* (TXEP) 242
6. Devon Johnson* (MARSH) 206
7. D.J. Vinson (ALBIRM) 167
8. David Glasco II (TXSA) 150
9. Reggie Pegram (NTX) 145
10. Alex Gardner (FLINT) 137

Rushing Yards

1. Devon Johnson* (MARSH) 1767
2. Jordan Howard (ALBIRM) 1587
3. Leon Allen* (WKY) 1542
4. Aaron Jones* (TXEP) 1321
5. Kenneth Dixon* (LATECH) 1299
6. Jawon Davis* (RICE) 956
7. Ray Lawry (OD) 947
8. Steward Butler* (MARSH) 798
9. Reggie Whatley (MIDTN) 767
10. D.J. Vinson (ALBIRM) 674

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Devon Johnson* (MARSH) 8.6
2. Steward Butler* (MARSH) 7.5
3. Ray Lawry (OD) 7.0
4. Reggie Whatley (MIDTN) 6.8
5. Anthony Wales* (WKY) 6.3
6. Leon Allen* (WKY) 5.7
7. Remi Watson* (MARSH) 5.5
8. Aaron Jones* (TXEP) 5.5
9. Jordan Howard (ALBIRM) 5.2
10. Kenneth Dixon* (LATECH) 5.1

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Kenneth Dixon* (LATECH) 22
2. Devon Johnson* (MARSH) 17
3. Ray Lawry (OD) 16
4. Leon Allen* (WKY) 13
  Jordan Howard (ALBIRM) 13
6. Darik Dillard* (RICE) 11
  Aaron Jones* (TXEP) 11
8. D.J. Vinson (ALBIRM) 10
9. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 8
  Shane Tucker (MIDTN) 8

Receptions

1. Tommy Shuler* (MARSH) 92
2. Lucky Whitehead (FLATL) 76
3. Carlos Harris (NTX) 70
4. Jared Dangerfield* (WKY) 69
5. Trent Taylor* (LATECH) 64
6. Jonnu Smith (FLINT) 61
7. Zach Pascal (OD) 59
8. Willie McNeal* (WKY) 56
9. Antonio Vaughan (OD) 54
  Jordan Taylor* (RICE) 54

Receiving Yards

1. Tommy Shuler* (MARSH) 1138
2. Antonio Vaughan (OD) 927
3. Carlos Harris (NTX) 863
4. Jordan Taylor* (RICE) 842
5. Trent Taylor* (LATECH) 834
6. Jared Dangerfield* (WKY) 825
7. Taywan Taylor* (WKY) 767
8. Zach Pascal (OD) 743
9. Jonnu Smith (FLINT) 710
10. Lucky Whitehead (FLATL) 706

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Ian Hamilton* (TXEP) 21.4
2. Glen Coleman (FLINT) 20.3
3. Carlos Henderson* (LATECH) 19.6
4. Mario Hull* (RICE) 19.4
5. Jamarcus Nelson (ALBIRM) 18.7
6. Antonio Vaughan (OD) 17.2
7. Taywan Taylor* (WKY) 17.0
8. Jordan Taylor* (RICE) 15.6
9. Mitchell Henry* (WKY) 15.3
10. Michael Thomas (SMS) 14.4

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Antonio Vaughan (OD) 12
2. Jared Dangerfield* (WKY) 11
3. Trent Taylor* (LATECH) 9
  Tommy Shuler* (MARSH) 9
5. Willie McNeal* (WKY) 8
  Jonnu Smith (FLINT) 8
  Mario Hull* (RICE) 8
8. Zach Pascal (OD) 7
  Jordan Taylor* (RICE) 7
  Taywan Taylor* (WKY) 7

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Leon Allen* (WKY) 323
2. Jordan Howard (ALBIRM) 315
3. Kenneth Dixon* (LATECH) 283
4. Aaron Jones* (TXEP) 272
5. Jawon Davis* (RICE) 258
6. Devon Johnson* (MARSH) 212
7. D.J. Vinson (ALBIRM) 181
8. David Glasco II (TXSA) 155
9. Reggie Pegram (NTX) 153
10. Ray Lawry (OD) 152

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Leon Allen* (WKY) 2018
2. Devon Johnson* (MARSH) 1888
3. Kenneth Dixon* (LATECH) 1684
4. Jordan Howard (ALBIRM) 1659
5. Aaron Jones* (TXEP) 1614
6. Tommy Shuler* (MARSH) 1138
7. Ray Lawry (OD) 1102
8. Jawon Davis* (RICE) 1064
9. Carlos Harris (NTX) 955
10. Antonio Vaughan (OD) 937

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Kenneth Dixon* (LATECH) 28
2. Devon Johnson* (MARSH) 19
3. Leon Allen* (WKY) 16
  Ray Lawry (OD) 16
5. Aaron Jones* (TXEP) 14
  Jordan Howard (ALBIRM) 14
7. Darik Dillard* (RICE) 12
  Antonio Vaughan (OD) 12
  Shane Tucker (MIDTN) 12
10. Jared Dangerfield* (WKY) 11

Total Plays

1. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 591
2. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 545
3. Taylor Heinicke (OD) 535
4. Cody Sokol* (LATECH) 501
5. Driphus Jackson* (RICE) 452
6. Austin Grammer (MIDTN) 445
7. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 435
8. Nick Mullens (SMS) 414
9. Jameill Showers* (TXEP) 379
10. Alex McGough (FLINT) 371

Total Yards

1. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 4778
2. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 4385
3. Taylor Heinicke (OD) 3615
4. Cody Sokol* (LATECH) 3482
5. Driphus Jackson* (RICE) 3243
6. Austin Grammer (MIDTN) 2749
7. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 2728
8. Nick Mullens (SMS) 2509
9. Cody Clements (ALBIRM) 2381
10. Jameill Showers* (TXEP) 2170

Total Yards Per Play

1. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 8.1
2. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 8.0
3. Driphus Jackson* (RICE) 7.2
4. Cody Sokol* (LATECH) 7.0
5. Taylor Heinicke (OD) 6.8

Total Touchdowns

1. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 51
2. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 48
3. Taylor Heinicke (OD) 32
  Cody Sokol* (LATECH) 32
5. Driphus Jackson* (RICE) 25
6. Jaquez Johnson (FLATL) 24
7. Kenneth Dixon* (LATECH) 22
  Austin Grammer (MIDTN) 22
9. Alex McGough (FLINT) 18
10. Cody Clements (ALBIRM) 17
  Devon Johnson* (MARSH) 17

Extra Point Attempts

1. Justin Haig* (MARSH) 82
2. Garrett Schwettman* (WKY) 72
3. Ty Long (ALBIRM) 48
4. Cody Clark (MIDTN) 46
5. Jay Mattox* (TXEP) 44
6. Jonathan Barnes* (LATECH) 42
7. Trevor Moore (NTX) 37
8. Greg Joseph (FLATL) 35
9. Austin Taylor (FLINT) 30
10. Ricky Segers (OD) 27

Extra Points Made

1. Justin Haig* (MARSH) 82
2. Garrett Schwettman* (WKY) 71
3. Ty Long (ALBIRM) 47
4. Cody Clark (MIDTN) 46
5. Jay Mattox* (TXEP) 43
6. Jonathan Barnes* (LATECH) 39
7. Trevor Moore (NTX) 37
8. Greg Joseph (FLATL) 34
9. Austin Taylor (FLINT) 29
10. Ricky Segers (OD) 26

Field Goal Attempts

1. Corey Acosta (SMS) 25
2. Justin Haig* (MARSH) 21
  Sean Ianno (TXSA) 21
  Garrett Schwettman* (WKY) 21
  Austin Taylor (FLINT) 21
6. Greg Joseph (FLATL) 20
7. Jonathan Barnes* (LATECH) 17
  Trevor Moore (NTX) 17
  Ty Long (ALBIRM) 17
10. Jay Mattox* (TXEP) 16

Field Goals Made

1. Corey Acosta (SMS) 19
2. Justin Haig* (MARSH) 17
  Sean Ianno (TXSA) 17
4. Garrett Schwettman* (WKY) 16
5. Austin Taylor (FLINT) 15
  Trevor Moore (NTX) 15
7. Greg Joseph (FLATL) 14
8. Jay Mattox* (TXEP) 13
  Ty Long (ALBIRM) 13
10. Jonathan Barnes* (LATECH) 12

Field Goal Percentage

1. Trevor Moore (NTX) 88.2
2. Jay Mattox* (TXEP) 81.2
3. Sean Ianno (TXSA) 81.0
  Justin Haig* (MARSH) 81.0
5. Ty Long (ALBIRM) 76.5
6. Garrett Schwettman* (WKY) 76.2
7. Corey Acosta (SMS) 76.0
8. Austin Taylor (FLINT) 71.4
9. Jonathan Barnes* (LATECH) 70.6
10. Greg Joseph (FLATL) 70.0

Punting Yards

1. Kristian Stern (TXSA) 3422
2. James Farrimond* (RICE) 2853
3. Tyler Sarrazin (SMS) 2608
4. Hunter Mullins (ALBIRM) 2570
5. Jose Laphitzondo (FLINT) 2400
6. Logan McPherson* (LATECH) 2280
7. Dalton Schomp (FLATL) 2272
8. Eric Keena (NTX) 1873
9. Tyler Williams* (MARSH) 1851
10. Joseph Occhipinti* (WKY) 1817

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Dalton Schomp (FLATL) 45.4
2. Eric Keena (NTX) 44.6
3. Tyler Williams* (MARSH) 44.1
4. Hunter Mullins (ALBIRM) 43.6
5. James Farrimond* (RICE) 42.0
6. Blake Macek (NTX) 41.4
7. Kristian Stern (TXSA) 41.2
8. Jay Mattox* (TXEP) 41.1
9. Jose Laphitzondo (FLINT) 40.7
10. Zachary Lopez (MIDTN) 39.6

Punt Return Yards

1. Richard Leonard (FLINT) 309
2. Jamarcus Nelson (ALBIRM) 284
3. Lucky Whitehead (FLATL) 279
4. Darvin Kidsy (NTX) 233
5. Tommy Shuler* (MARSH) 227
6. Trent Taylor* (LATECH) 168
7. Damian Payne* (TXEP) 139
8. Ed'Marques Batties (MIDTN) 129
9. Kenny Harrison (TXSA) 118
10. Antonio Vaughan (OD) 112

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Richard Leonard (FLINT) 23.8
2. Lucky Whitehead (FLATL) 15.5
3. Jamarcus Nelson (ALBIRM) 11.4
4. Darvin Kidsy (NTX) 10.1
5. Tommy Shuler* (MARSH) 9.5
6. Antonio Vaughan (OD) 9.3
7. Ed'Marques Batties (MIDTN) 8.6
8. Trent Taylor* (LATECH) 7.6
9. Damian Payne* (TXEP) 5.3
10. Kenny Harrison (TXSA) 4.9

Kickoff Returns

1. Carlos Henderson* (LATECH) 33
2. Deandre Reaves* (MARSH) 32
3. Autrey Golden* (TXEP) 31
4. Kylen Towner* (WKY) 28
5. Reggie Whatley (MIDTN) 27
  Cam Boyd (OD) 27
7. Michael Thomas (SMS) 26
8. Richard Leonard (FLINT) 24
9. Jamarcus Nelson (ALBIRM) 22
10. Lucky Whitehead (FLATL) 20

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Deandre Reaves* (MARSH) 931
2. Jamarcus Nelson (ALBIRM) 843
3. Carlos Henderson* (LATECH) 826
4. Autrey Golden* (TXEP) 743
5. Reggie Whatley (MIDTN) 692
6. Kylen Towner* (WKY) 635
7. Michael Thomas (SMS) 625
8. Richard Leonard (FLINT) 616
9. Lucky Whitehead (FLATL) 493
10. Cam Boyd (OD) 478

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Jamarcus Nelson (ALBIRM) 38.3
2. Deandre Reaves* (MARSH) 29.1
3. D'Joun Smith (FLATL) 26.3
4. Richard Leonard (FLINT) 25.7
5. Reggie Whatley (MIDTN) 25.6
6. Carlos Henderson* (LATECH) 25.0
7. Lucky Whitehead (FLATL) 24.6
8. Michael Thomas (SMS) 24.0
9. Autrey Golden* (TXEP) 24.0
10. Carlos Harris (NTX) 23.6

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Jamarcus Nelson (ALBIRM) 4
2. Autrey Golden* (TXEP) 2

Solo Tackles

1. Kentrell Brice* (LATECH) 65
  Derek Akunne (NTX) 65
3. Jaylon Finner* (RICE) 54
4. Xavier Woods* (LATECH) 52
5. Jake Ganus (ALBIRM) 48
  D.J. Simon (OD) 48
  Wesley Miller* (TXEP) 48
  Fellonte Misher (OD) 48
9. Triston Wade (TXSA) 47
10. Darryl Roberts* (MARSH) 46
  Taj Letman* (MARSH) 46

Assisted Tackles

1. Neville Hewitt* (MARSH) 81
2. Jermaine Holmes* (MARSH) 63
3. D.J. Hunter* (MARSH) 53
4. Jens Jeters (TXSA) 51
5. Taj Letman* (MARSH) 48
  Martez Simpson (OD) 48
7. Derek Akunne (NTX) 43
8. D.J. Simon (OD) 40
9. Triston Wade (TXSA) 39
10. Robert Singletary (TXSA) 36
  Corey Tindal* (MARSH) 36

Total Tackles

1. Neville Hewitt* (MARSH) 123
2. Derek Akunne (NTX) 108
3. Jermaine Holmes* (MARSH) 103
4. Taj Letman* (MARSH) 94
5. Kentrell Brice* (LATECH) 88
  D.J. Simon (OD) 88
7. Triston Wade (TXSA) 86
8. Jens Jeters (TXSA) 85
9. Wesley Miller* (TXEP) 80
  D.J. Hunter* (MARSH) 80

Interception Return Yards

1. Xavier Woods* (LATECH) 174
2. Richard Leonard (FLINT) 144
3. Wonderful Terry* (WKY) 133
4. Ricardo Singh* (WKY) 120
5. Zac Whitfield (NTX) 98
6. Juwan Gardner* (WKY) 96
7. Davison Colimon (FLINT) 79
8. Cre'Von Leblanc (FLATL) 76
9. Jeremiah McKinnon (FLINT) 71
10. Lamarcus Farmer (ALBIRM) 70

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Xavier Woods* (LATECH) 2
  Richard Leonard (FLINT) 2
  Wonderful Terry* (WKY) 2