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1981 Independent Leaders

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Record: 160-149-4, .518 W-L% (6th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 2.81 (7th of 14) ▪ SOS: 2.15 (7th of 14)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State, Notre Dame, Penn State and Pittsburgh)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Miami (FL), Penn State, Pittsburgh and West Virginia)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Sam King (NVLV) 255
2. Dan Marino* (PITT) 226
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 202
4. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 186
5. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 168
6. John Holman (LAMON) 146
7. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 128
8. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 122
9. Steve Calabria (COLG) 121
10. Dave Warner (SYR) 120
11. Doug Flutie (BC) 105
12. Todd Blackledge (PAST) 104
13. Steve Krainock (RICH) 98
14. Bob Lane (LAMON) 93
15. Dave Boisture (HC) 92
  Gordon Beckham (SC) 92
  Danny Barrett (CIN) 92
18. Reggie Collier (SMS) 81
19. Marco Pagnanelli (NAVY) 80
  Ralph Leek (RUT) 80
Pass Attempts
1. Sam King (NVLV) 433
2. Dan Marino* (PITT) 380
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 371
4. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 315
5. John Holman (LAMON) 296
6. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 285
7. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 245
8. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 238
9. Steve Calabria (COLG) 230
10. Dave Warner (SYR) 223
11. Todd Blackledge (PAST) 207
12. Steve Krainock (RICH) 199
13. Bob Lane (LAMON) 198
14. Doug Flutie (BC) 192
15. Gordon Beckham (SC) 180
16. Dave Boisture (HC) 178
17. Danny Barrett (CIN) 177
18. Ralph Leek (RUT) 167
19. Steve Casey (VATECH) 163
20. Blair Kiel (NDAME) 151
  Mike Kelley (GATECH) 151
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Dan Marino* (PITT) 59.5
2. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 59.0
3. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 58.9
4. Sam King (NVLV) 58.9
5. Doug Flutie (BC) 54.7
6. Oliver Luck (WV) 54.4
7. Dave Warner (SYR) 53.8
8. Steve Calabria (COLG) 52.6
9. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 52.2
10. Danny Barrett (CIN) 52.0
11. Dave Boisture (HC) 51.7
12. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 51.3
13. Gordon Beckham (SC) 51.1
14. Todd Blackledge (PAST) 50.2
15. John Holman (LAMON) 49.3
16. Steve Krainock (RICH) 49.2
17. Steve Casey (VATECH) 48.5
18. Ralph Leek (RUT) 47.9
19. Bob Lane (LAMON) 47.0
Passing Yards
1. Sam King (NVLV) 3778
2. Dan Marino* (PITT) 2876
3. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 2403
4. Oliver Luck (WV) 2341
5. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 1966
6. John Holman (LAMON) 1908
7. Doug Flutie (BC) 1652
8. Steve Calabria (COLG) 1620
9. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 1589
10. Todd Blackledge (PAST) 1557
11. Dave Warner (SYR) 1445
12. Steve Krainock (RICH) 1369
13. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 1356
14. Bob Lane (LAMON) 1272
15. Gordon Beckham (SC) 1221
16. Danny Barrett (CIN) 1186
17. Dave Boisture (HC) 1101
18. Steve Casey (VATECH) 1083
19. Marco Pagnanelli (NAVY) 1010
20. Reggie Collier (SMS) 1004
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Sam King (NVLV) 8.7
2. Doug Flutie (BC) 8.6
3. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 8.4
4. Dan Marino* (PITT) 7.6
5. Todd Blackledge (PAST) 7.5
6. Steve Calabria (COLG) 7.0
7. Steve Krainock (RICH) 6.9
8. Gordon Beckham (SC) 6.8
9. Danny Barrett (CIN) 6.7
10. Steve Casey (VATECH) 6.6
11. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 6.5
12. Dave Warner (SYR) 6.5
13. John Holman (LAMON) 6.4
14. Bob Lane (LAMON) 6.4
15. Oliver Luck (WV) 6.3
16. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 6.2
17. Dave Boisture (HC) 6.2
18. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 5.7
19. Ralph Leek (RUT) 5.5
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Doug Flutie (BC) 7.8
2. Sam King (NVLV) 7.6
3. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 7.2
4. Dan Marino* (PITT) 6.8
5. Bob Lane (LAMON) 6.6
6. Steve Krainock (RICH) 6.5
7. Todd Blackledge (PAST) 5.6
8. John Holman (LAMON) 5.6
9. Oliver Luck (WV) 5.3
10. Steve Calabria (COLG) 5.3
11. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 5.1
12. Dave Warner (SYR) 5.1
13. Danny Barrett (CIN) 5.0
14. Steve Casey (VATECH) 4.7
15. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 4.4
16. Dave Boisture (HC) 4.1
17. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 4.0
18. Gordon Beckham (SC) 3.8
19. Ralph Leek (RUT) 1.8
Passing Touchdowns
1. Dan Marino* (PITT) 37
2. Sam King (NVLV) 18
3. John Holman (LAMON) 15
  Oliver Luck (WV) 15
5. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 14
6. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 13
7. Steve Krainock (RICH) 12
  Todd Blackledge (PAST) 12
9. Steve Calabria (COLG) 11
  Rick Stockstill (FLST) 11
  Bob Lane (LAMON) 11
12. Doug Flutie (BC) 10
  Mike McKay (TLN) 10
14. Gordon Beckham (SC) 9
15. Dave Warner (SYR) 7
  Blair Kiel (NDAME) 7
17. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 6
  Reggie Collier (SMS) 6
19. Ralph Leek (RUT) 5
  Danny Barrett (CIN) 5
  Tim Koegel (NDAME) 5
  Jeff Bolton (VATECH) 5
Passing Interceptions
1. Dan Marino* (PITT) 23
2. Sam King (NVLV) 19
  Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 19
4. Gordon Beckham (SC) 16
  Ralph Leek (RUT) 16
6. Oliver Luck (WV) 15
7. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 14
  Todd Blackledge (PAST) 14
  Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 14
  Steve Calabria (COLG) 14
11. John Holman (LAMON) 12
12. Wade Elmore (TLN) 11
13. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 10
  Blair Kiel (NDAME) 10
  Dave Warner (SYR) 10
  Jerryl Bennett (ARMY) 10
17. Dave Boisture (HC) 9
  Steve Casey (VATECH) 9
  Rusty Hill (NTX) 9
  Danny Barrett (CIN) 9
  Shaw Thompson (NTX) 9
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Dan Marino* (PITT) 143.1
2. Sam King (NVLV) 137.1
3. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 136.2
4. Doug Flutie (BC) 135.8
5. Steve Krainock (RICH) 119.9
6. Todd Blackledge (PAST) 119.0
7. Steve Calabria (COLG) 115.4
8. Bob Lane (LAMON) 115.2
9. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 113.0
10. Oliver Luck (WV) 112.7
11. John Holman (LAMON) 112.1
12. Dave Warner (SYR) 109.6
13. Danny Barrett (CIN) 107.4
14. Gordon Beckham (SC) 106.8
15. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 106.6
16. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 102.6
17. Steve Casey (VATECH) 101.3
18. Dave Boisture (HC) 97.2
19. Ralph Leek (RUT) 85.2
Rush Attempts
1. Barry Redden (RICH) 335
2. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 325
3. Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 277
4. Joe Morris (SYR) 261
5. James Bettis (CIN) 246
6. Gerald Walker (ARMY) 240
7. Sammy Winder (SMS) 228
8. Bryan Thomas* (PITT) 217
9. Johnnie Wright (SC) 212
10. Mark Covington (HC) 209
11. Marvin Lewis (TLN) 198
12. Robert Lavette (GATECH) 188
13. Albert Ray (RUT) 180
14. Curt Warner (PAST) 171
15. Phil Carter (NDAME) 165
16. Jim Brown (TEMP) 163
17. Wayne DiBartola* (PITT) 158
18. Reggie Collier (SMS) 153
19. Dave Warner (SYR) 151
20. Jon Williams (PAST) 142
  Rich Erenberg (COLG) 142
Rushing Yards
1. Barry Redden (RICH) 1629
2. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 1403
3. Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 1318
4. James Bettis (CIN) 1226
5. Joe Morris (SYR) 1194
6. Bryan Thomas* (PITT) 1132
7. Gerald Walker (ARMY) 1053
8. Curt Warner (PAST) 1044
9. Sammy Winder (SMS) 1029
10. Reggie Collier (SMS) 1005
11. Greg Allen (FLST) 888
12. Jim Brown (TEMP) 883
13. Robert Lavette (GATECH) 866
14. Marvin Lewis (TLN) 860
15. Johnnie Wright (SC) 834
16. Mark Covington (HC) 763
17. Phil Carter (NDAME) 727
18. Wayne DiBartola* (PITT) 716
19. Michael Morton (NVLV) 692
20. Albert Ray (RUT) 679
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Reggie Collier (SMS) 6.6
2. Greg Allen (FLST) 6.4
3. Curt Warner (PAST) 6.1
4. Dewayne Robinson (LAMON) 5.8
5. Stacy Hall (COLG) 5.7
6. Michael Morton (NVLV) 5.6
7. Greg Bell (NDAME) 5.6
8. Jim Brown (TEMP) 5.4
9. Bryan Thomas* (PITT) 5.2
10. Ray Crouse (NVLV) 5.1
11. Leon Lawson (ECAR) 5.1
12. Harold Blue (ECAR) 5.0
13. James Bettis (CIN) 5.0
14. Melvin Carver (NVLV) 4.9
15. Barry Redden (RICH) 4.9
16. Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 4.8
17. Mike Meade (PAST) 4.8
18. Jon Williams (PAST) 4.7
19. Dave Shimshock (HC) 4.7
20. Robert Lavette (GATECH) 4.6
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Reggie Collier (SMS) 12
  Sammy Winder (SMS) 12
3. Mark Covington (HC) 11
4. Joe Morris (SYR) 10
  Barry Redden (RICH) 10
6. Andy Clivio (HC) 9
  Ray Crouse (NVLV) 9
  Jim Brown (TEMP) 9
  Marvin Lewis (TLN) 9
10. Harold Blue (ECAR) 8
  Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 8
  Curt Warner (PAST) 8
  Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 8
14. Dave Warner (SYR) 7
  Bryan Thomas* (PITT) 7
  Gerald Walker (ARMY) 7
  Stacy Hall (COLG) 7
  Robert Lavette (GATECH) 7
19. Leon Lawson (ECAR) 6
  Marco Pagnanelli (NAVY) 6
  Phil Carter (NDAME) 6
  Dave Boisture (HC) 6
  Jon Williams (PAST) 6
  Steve Casey (VATECH) 6
  Todd Berry (SC) 6
  James Bettis (CIN) 6
Receptions
1. Jim Sandusky (NVLV) 68
2. Mark Raugh (WV) 61
3. Pete Harvey (NTX) 57
4. Michael Morton (NVLV) 55
5. Jeff Spek (NVLV) 54
6. Kurt Wrigley (WMMARY) 53
7. Tom Rogers (COLG) 52
8. Gerald Lucear (TEMP) 47
9. Julius Dawkins* (PITT) 46
  Bryan Thomas* (PITT) 46
11. Robert Lavette (GATECH) 45
12. Alfred Kinney (LAMON) 44
13. John Brown* (PITT) 43
14. Mickey Walczak (WV) 41
15. Wayne DiBartola* (PITT) 37
  Brian Brennan (BC) 37
  Larry Brodsky (MIAFL) 37
18. Rich Hollins (WV) 35
  Greg Papajohn (NAVY) 35
  Nolan Franz (TLN) 35
Receiving Yards
1. Jim Sandusky (NVLV) 1346
2. Jeff Spek (NVLV) 895
3. Alfred Kinney (LAMON) 782
4. Tom Rogers (COLG) 768
5. Julius Dawkins* (PITT) 767
6. Pete Harvey (NTX) 743
7. Rich Hollins (WV) 736
8. Brian Brennan (BC) 726
9. Kurt Wrigley (WMMARY) 706
10. Michael Morton (NVLV) 682
11. Larry Brodsky (MIAFL) 631
12. Nolan Franz (TLN) 611
13. Mark Clayton (LOU) 596
14. Mark Raugh (WV) 585
15. John Brown* (PITT) 530
16. Greg Papajohn (NAVY) 517
17. Mike Giacolone (VATECH) 514
18. Gerald Lucear (TEMP) 493
19. Clayton White (RICH) 482
20. Mike Rodrigue (MIAFL) 478
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Mark Clayton (LOU) 22.1
2. Tracy Hall (TEMP) 21.6
3. Rich Hollins (WV) 21.0
4. Jim Sandusky (NVLV) 19.8
5. Brian Brennan (BC) 19.6
6. Deno Foster (CIN) 19.4
7. Rich Scherer (RICH) 19.3
8. Phil Williams (FLST) 18.8
9. Mike Giacolone (VATECH) 18.4
10. Gregg Garrity (PAST) 18.0
11. Alfred Kinney (LAMON) 17.8
12. Nolan Franz (TLN) 17.5
13. Larry Brodsky (MIAFL) 17.1
14. Barry Compton* (PITT) 16.7
15. Horace Smith (SC) 16.7
16. Julius Dawkins* (PITT) 16.7
17. Jeff Spek (NVLV) 16.6
18. Mike Rodrigue (MIAFL) 16.5
19. Paul Zambuto (SYR) 15.3
20. Brian Kelley (HC) 14.9
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Julius Dawkins* (PITT) 16
2. Alfred Kinney (LAMON) 9
3. John Brown* (PITT) 8
4. Mike Giacolone (VATECH) 7
  Kurt Wrigley (WMMARY) 7
  Bobby Lewis (LAMON) 7
7. Kenny Jackson (PAST) 6
  Jim Sandusky (NVLV) 6
  Rich Hollins (WV) 6
10. Michael Morton (NVLV) 5
  Dwight Collins* (PITT) 5
  Mickey Walczak (WV) 5
  Barry Compton* (PITT) 5
14. Larry Brodsky (MIAFL) 4
  Clayton White (RICH) 4
  Wayne Smith (TLN) 4
  Jeff Sanders (WMMARY) 4
  Kevin Jackson (RICH) 4
  Rich Scherer (RICH) 4
  Tom Rogers (COLG) 4
  Dennis McKinnon (FLST) 4
  Scott Nizolek (BC) 4
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Barry Redden (RICH) 350
2. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 329
3. Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 290
4. Joe Morris (SYR) 281
5. Gerald Walker (ARMY) 264
6. Bryan Thomas* (PITT) 263
7. James Bettis (CIN) 250
8. Robert Lavette (GATECH) 233
9. Sammy Winder (SMS) 232
10. Johnnie Wright (SC) 221
11. Marvin Lewis (TLN) 220
12. Mark Covington (HC) 213
13. Albert Ray (RUT) 211
14. Wayne DiBartola* (PITT) 195
15. Curt Warner (PAST) 180
16. Phil Carter (NDAME) 179
17. Michael Morton (NVLV) 178
18. Jim Brown (TEMP) 177
19. Don Craft (LOU) 161
20. Jeff Powell (WMMARY) 159
  Jon Williams (PAST) 159
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Barry Redden (RICH) 1736
2. Bryan Thomas* (PITT) 1583
3. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 1440
4. Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 1399
5. Joe Morris (SYR) 1397
6. Michael Morton (NVLV) 1374
7. Jim Sandusky (NVLV) 1337
8. James Bettis (CIN) 1247
9. Gerald Walker (ARMY) 1211
10. Robert Lavette (GATECH) 1173
11. Curt Warner (PAST) 1150
12. Marvin Lewis (TLN) 1069
13. Sammy Winder (SMS) 1052
14. Wayne DiBartola* (PITT) 1028
15. Reggie Collier (SMS) 1007
16. Jim Brown (TEMP) 991
17. Greg Allen (FLST) 923
18. Albert Ray (RUT) 907
  Johnnie Wright (SC) 907
20. Jeff Spek (NVLV) 895
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Julius Dawkins* (PITT) 16
2. Reggie Collier (SMS) 12
  Ray Crouse (NVLV) 12
  Sammy Winder (SMS) 12
5. Mark Covington (HC) 11
  Jim Brown (TEMP) 11
  Barry Redden (RICH) 11
8. Marvin Lewis (TLN) 10
  Joe Morris (SYR) 10
10. Michael Morton (NVLV) 9
  Alfred Kinney (LAMON) 9
  Andy Clivio (HC) 9
13. Harold Blue (ECAR) 8
  Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 8
  Curt Warner (PAST) 8
  Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 8
  Gerald Walker (ARMY) 8
  John Brown* (PITT) 8
19. Mike Giacolone (VATECH) 7
  Stacy Hall (COLG) 7
  Bryan Thomas* (PITT) 7
  Kurt Wrigley (WMMARY) 7
  Dave Warner (SYR) 7
  Jon Williams (PAST) 7
  Bobby Lewis (LAMON) 7
  Don Craft (LOU) 7
  Melvin Carver (NVLV) 7
  Robert Lavette (GATECH) 7
Total Plays
1. Sam King (NVLV) 507
2. Dan Marino* (PITT) 404
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 402
4. Dave Warner (SYR) 374
5. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 369
6. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 357
7. Barry Redden (RICH) 335
8. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 325
9. John Holman (LAMON) 322
10. Reggie Collier (SMS) 292
11. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 291
12. Steve Calabria (COLG) 285
13. Dave Boisture (HC) 282
14. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 279
15. Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 277
16. Danny Barrett (CIN) 266
17. Gordon Beckham (SC) 263
18. Joe Morris (SYR) 262
19. Doug Flutie (BC) 259
20. Steve Krainock (RICH) 252
  Todd Blackledge (PAST) 252
Total Yards
1. Sam King (NVLV) 3562
2. Dan Marino* (PITT) 2781
3. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 2408
4. Oliver Luck (WV) 2365
5. Reggie Collier (SMS) 2009
6. John Holman (LAMON) 1894
7. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 1874
8. Dave Warner (SYR) 1863
9. Doug Flutie (BC) 1731
10. Steve Calabria (COLG) 1719
11. Barry Redden (RICH) 1629
12. Todd Blackledge (PAST) 1576
13. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 1549
14. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 1403
15. Steve Krainock (RICH) 1330
16. Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 1318
17. Marco Pagnanelli (NAVY) 1317
18. Bob Lane (LAMON) 1260
19. Dave Boisture (HC) 1254
20. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 1233
Total Yards Per Play
1. Sam King (NVLV) 7.0
Total Touchdowns
1. Dan Marino* (PITT) 39
2. Sam King (NVLV) 21
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 18
  Reggie Collier (SMS) 18
5. Todd Blackledge (PAST) 17
  Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 17
7. John Holman (LAMON) 15
  Steve Krainock (RICH) 15
  Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 15
10. Dave Warner (SYR) 14
11. Sammy Winder (SMS) 12
  Steve Calabria (COLG) 12
  Doug Flutie (BC) 12
14. Mark Covington (HC) 11
  Bob Lane (LAMON) 11
  Rick Stockstill (FLST) 11
17. Gordon Beckham (SC) 10
  Mike McKay (TLN) 10
  Steve Casey (VATECH) 10
  Joe Morris (SYR) 10
  Barry Redden (RICH) 10