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1983 Independent Year Summary

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Record*: 136-120-4, .531 W-L% (3rd of 11) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 139-117-4 by NCAA.

SRS: 3.31 (5th of 11) ▪ SOS: 2.26 (5th of 11)

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Miami (FL) 11 1 0 .917 26.1 11.3 20.18 6.68
Virginia Tech 9 2 0 .818 27.4 8.3 11.39 -1.97
Boston College 9 3 0 .750 29.3 15.8 10.85 0.60
West Virginia 9 3 0 .750 26.8 15.8 12.24 4.66
East Carolina 8 3 0 .727 24.6 16.3 10.00 2.64
Pittsburgh 8 3 1 .708 24.0 13.8 12.64 5.22
Penn State 8 4 1 .654 24.6 24.0 9.81 7.35
Southern Mississippi 7 4 0 .636 21.4 11.6 10.46 1.91 W-L-T adjusted to 8-3 by NCAA.
Memphis 6 4 1 .591 24.9 18.6 8.78 3.60
Florida State 7 5 0 .583 31.8 26.0 14.04 9.38 W-L-T adjusted to 8-4 by NCAA.
Notre Dame 7 5 0 .583 26.3 14.8 11.53 3.87
Syracuse 6 5 0 .545 16.2 18.2 3.81 4.00
William & Mary 6 5 0 .545 23.5 29.1 -8.37 -6.28
South Carolina 5 6 0 .455 21.0 21.5 5.37 5.91
Cincinnati 4 6 1 .409 18.9 21.3 1.29 3.29
Louisiana-Lafayette 4 6 0 .400 19.4 21.2 -9.85 -6.75 W-L-T adjusted to 5-5 by NCAA.
Temple 4 7 0 .364 15.5 21.9 -0.55 4.91
Tulane 4 7 0 .364 17.5 21.9 1.07 5.34
Louisville 3 8 0 .273 14.3 31.9 -6.47 5.17
Navy 3 8 0 .273 18.4 24.7 -5.64 1.09
Richmond 3 8 0 .273 15.4 26.1 -14.87 -5.96
Rutgers 3 8 0 .273 17.7 23.5 -5.92 -0.11
Army 2 9 0 .182 12.7 27.6 -15.58 -2.58

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 12/5 Final
Miami (FL)         15 12 10 8 7 5 6 5 5 5 5 1
West Virginia     20 12 7 5 4 4 12 17 15 14 19 18 18 16
Pittsburgh     19 16             20 17 16 15 15 18
Boston College       19         19 16 13 18 15 13 13 19
East Carolina                         20 20 19 20
Florida State 7 12 9 20 17                      
Notre Dame 6 5 4 13         19 18            
Penn State 4 20                            

6 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1984-01-02 Fiesta Bowl Ohio State 28 Pittsburgh 23 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1984-01-02 Orange Bowl Miami (FL) 31 Nebraska 30 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1983-12-30 Peach Bowl Florida State 28 North Carolina 3 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1983-12-29 Liberty Bowl Notre Dame 19 Boston College 18 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1983-12-26 Aloha Bowl Penn State 13 Washington 10 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
1983-12-22 Hall of Fame Classic West Virginia 20 Kentucky 16 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 201
2. Doug Flutie (BC) 177
3. John Congemi* (PITT) 170
4. Jeff Hostetler (WV) 163
5. Tim Riordan (TEMP) 143
6. Dean May (LOU) 139
7. Doug Strang (PAST) 134
8. Kelly Lowrey (FLST) 131
9. Troy Bodine (CIN) 127
10. Rick Williamson (NAVY) 123

Pass Attempts

1. Doug Flutie (BC) 345
2. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 327
3. John Congemi* (PITT) 286
  Jeff Hostetler (WV) 286
5. Tim Riordan (TEMP) 277
6. Dean May (LOU) 263
7. Doug Strang (PAST) 259
8. Rick Williamson (NAVY) 249
9. Kelly Lowrey (FLST) 233
10. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 216

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 61.5
2. Troy Bodine (CIN) 60.8
3. John Congemi* (PITT) 59.4
4. Jeff Hostetler (WV) 57.0
5. Kelly Lowrey (FLST) 56.2
6. Mark Cox (VATECH) 55.1
7. Kevin Ingram (ECAR) 54.9
8. Donnie Schexnider (LALAF) 54.3
9. Dean May (LOU) 52.9
10. Danny English (TLN) 52.7

Passing Yards

1. Doug Flutie (BC) 2724
2. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 2329
3. Jeff Hostetler (WV) 2247
4. Doug Strang (PAST) 1944
5. John Congemi* (PITT) 1940
6. Tim Riordan (TEMP) 1732
7. Kelly Lowrey (FLST) 1720
8. Troy Bodine (CIN) 1643
9. Dean May (LOU) 1609
10. Rick Williamson (NAVY) 1394

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Doug Flutie (BC) 7.9
2. Troy Bodine (CIN) 7.9
3. Jeff Hostetler (WV) 7.9
4. Mark Cox (VATECH) 7.6
5. Doug Strang (PAST) 7.5
6. Kelly Lowrey (FLST) 7.4
7. Kevin Ingram (ECAR) 7.3
8. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 7.1
9. Danny English (TLN) 6.8
10. John Congemi* (PITT) 6.8

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Doug Strang (PAST) 7.8
2. Troy Bodine (CIN) 7.4
3. Jeff Hostetler (WV) 7.3
4. Doug Flutie (BC) 6.9
5. Mark Cox (VATECH) 6.8
6. John Congemi* (PITT) 6.6
7. Kevin Ingram (ECAR) 6.3
8. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 6.3
9. Kelly Lowrey (FLST) 6.1
10. Donnie Schexnider (LALAF) 5.6

Passing Touchdowns

1. Doug Strang (PAST) 19
2. Doug Flutie (BC) 17
3. John Congemi* (PITT) 16
4. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 15
5. Jeff Hostetler (WV) 14
6. Troy Bodine (CIN) 13
7. Kelly Lowrey (FLST) 12
8. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 11
9. Mark Cox (VATECH) 9
  Donnie Schexnider (LALAF) 9

Passing Interceptions

1. Allen Mitchell (SC) 18
2. Jacque LaPrarie (RUT) 15
  Doug Flutie (BC) 15
4. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 13
  Danny English (TLN) 13
6. Kelly Lowrey (FLST) 12
7. Tim Riordan (TEMP) 11
  Danny Sparkman (MEM) 11
  Rick Williamson (NAVY) 11
10. Jeff Hostetler (WV) 10
  Todd Norley (SYR) 10
  Rob Healy (ARMY) 10

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Troy Bodine (CIN) 139.7
2. Doug Strang (PAST) 133.6
3. Jeff Hostetler (WV) 132.1
4. John Congemi* (PITT) 129.3
5. Mark Cox (VATECH) 129.2
6. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 128.5
7. Doug Flutie (BC) 125.2
8. Kelly Lowrey (FLST) 124.9
9. Kevin Ingram (ECAR) 123.4
10. Donnie Schexnider (LALAF) 117.1

Rush Attempts

1. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 331
2. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 252
3. Greg Allen (FLST) 200
4. Joe McCall* (PITT) 197
5. Elton Akins (ARMY) 191
6. Sam Dejamette (SMS) 178
7. Earnest Byner (ECAR) 174
  D.J. Dozier (PAST) 174
9. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 158
  Otis Copeland (VATECH) 158

Rushing Yards

1. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 1587
2. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 1394
3. Greg Allen (FLST) 1134
4. D.J. Dozier (PAST) 1002
5. Joe McCall* (PITT) 961
6. Earnest Byner (ECAR) 862
7. Troy Stradford (BC) 810
8. Sam Dejamette (SMS) 795
9. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 784
10. Thomas Jackson (LALAF) 739

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Roosevelt Snipes (FLST) 6.6
2. Kent Hagood (SC) 6.2
3. D.J. Dozier (PAST) 5.8
4. Greg Allen (FLST) 5.7
5. Troy Stradford (BC) 5.6
6. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 5.5
7. Chris Smith (NDAME) 5.5
8. Thomas Dendy (SC) 5.5
9. Vincent Alexander (SMS) 5.3
10. Jeff Womack (MEM) 5.3

Receptions

1. Brian Brennan (BC) 66
2. Glenn Dennison (MIAFL) 54
3. Don Goodman (CIN) 51
4. David Hatfield (LOU) 49
5. Alan Andrews (RUT) 48
6. Rich Hollins (WV) 47
7. Scott Gieselman (BC) 45
  Bill Wallace* (PITT) 45
9. Louis Lipps (SMS) 42
10. Mark Stevens (NAVY) 41

Receiving Yards

1. Brian Brennan (BC) 1149
2. Andrew Baker (RUT) 857
3. Wayne Smith (TLN) 835
4. Louis Lipps (SMS) 800
5. Rich Hollins (WV) 749
6. Bill Wallace* (PITT) 727
7. Jason Stargel (CIN) 680
8. Eddie Brown (MIAFL) 640
9. Glenn Dennison (MIAFL) 594
  Derrick Crawford (MEM) 594

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Wayne Smith (TLN) 23.9
2. Andrew Baker (RUT) 23.2
3. Eddie Brown (MIAFL) 21.3
4. Jason Stargel (CIN) 21.2
5. Derrick Crawford (MEM) 19.2
6. Louis Lipps (SMS) 19.0
7. Milt Jackson (NDAME) 19.0
8. Gerard Phelan (BC) 18.6
9. Jessie Hester (FLST) 18.6
10. Carl Williams (LOU) 17.7

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Brian Brennan (BC) 8
  Bill Wallace* (PITT) 8
3. Jason Stargel (CIN) 7
  Kenny Jackson (PAST) 7
5. Jessie Hester (FLST) 6
6. Kevin Baugh (PAST) 5
  Wayne Smith (TLN) 5
  Eddie Brown (MIAFL) 5
  Louis Lipps (SMS) 5
  Dwight Collins* (PITT) 5

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 355
2. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 280
3. Joe McCall* (PITT) 223
4. Greg Allen (FLST) 211
5. Elton Akins (ARMY) 206
6. D.J. Dozier (PAST) 193
7. Earnest Byner (ECAR) 187
8. Sam Dejamette (SMS) 179
9. Albert Bentley (MIAFL) 176
10. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 174

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 1753
2. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 1682
3. Greg Allen (FLST) 1230
4. Joe McCall* (PITT) 1214
5. D.J. Dozier (PAST) 1191
6. Brian Brennan (BC) 1177
7. Albert Bentley (MIAFL) 1016
8. Troy Stradford (BC) 1010
9. Earnest Byner (ECAR) 1003
10. Andrew Baker (RUT) 948

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 18
2. Greg Allen (FLST) 12
3. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 11
4. Kenny Jackson (PAST) 8
  Kelly Lowrey (FLST) 8
  Brian Brennan (BC) 8
  Bill Wallace* (PITT) 8
  D.J. Dozier (PAST) 8
  Troy Stradford (BC) 8
  Paul Palmer (TEMP) 8

Total Plays

1. Doug Flutie (BC) 413
2. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 379
3. Jeff Hostetler (WV) 374
4. John Congemi* (PITT) 343
5. Tim Riordan (TEMP) 341
6. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 332
7. Doug Strang (PAST) 319
  Rick Williamson (NAVY) 319
9. Dean May (LOU) 302
10. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 287

Total Yards

1. Doug Flutie (BC) 2965
2. Jeff Hostetler (WV) 2288
3. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 2173
4. Doug Strang (PAST) 1912
5. John Congemi* (PITT) 1865
6. Kelly Lowrey (FLST) 1686
7. Tim Riordan (TEMP) 1658
8. Kevin Ingram (ECAR) 1655
9. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 1587
10. Troy Bodine (CIN) 1551

Total Touchdowns

1. Doug Strang (PAST) 24
2. Kelly Lowrey (FLST) 20
3. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 19
4. John Congemi* (PITT) 18
5. Jeff Hostetler (WV) 17
  Doug Flutie (BC) 17
7. Troy Bodine (CIN) 16
  Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 16
9. Kevin Ingram (ECAR) 13
10. Mark Cox (VATECH) 12
  Greg Allen (FLST) 12