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1985 Independent Leaders

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Record: 111-121-5, .479 W-L% (8th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 1.39 (7th of 11) ▪ SOS: 2.05 (7th of 11)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State, Notre Dame, Penn State and South Carolina)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Florida State, Miami (FL) and Penn State)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Shawn Halloran (BC) 234
2. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 216
3. Ken Karcher (TLN) 175
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 175
5. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 151
6. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 142
7. Joe Gagliardi (RUT) 128
8. John Congemi (PITT) 122
9. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 120
10. Danny McCoin (CIN) 115
11. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 107
  Mike Hold (SC) 107
  Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 107
14. John Shaffer (PAST) 103
15. Don McPherson (SYR) 85
  Todd Greenwood (VATECH) 85
17. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 84
18. Eric Hochberg (RUT) 79
19. Chip Ferguson (FLST) 70
20. Jay Gruden (LOU) 66
Pass Attempts
1. Shawn Halloran (BC) 423
2. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 352
3. Ken Karcher (TLN) 306
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 306
5. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 272
6. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 269
7. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 256
8. John Congemi (PITT) 241
9. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 229
10. John Shaffer (PAST) 228
11. Joe Gagliardi (RUT) 220
12. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 214
13. Mike Hold (SC) 208
14. Danny McCoin (CIN) 201
15. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 174
16. Todd Greenwood (VATECH) 169
  Eric Hochberg (RUT) 169
18. Don McPherson (SYR) 159
19. Thomas King (LALAF) 150
20. Chip Ferguson (FLST) 130
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 61.4
2. Joe Gagliardi (RUT) 58.2
3. Danny McCoin (CIN) 57.2
4. Ken Karcher (TLN) 57.2
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 57.2
6. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 56.1
7. Shawn Halloran (BC) 55.3
8. Don McPherson (SYR) 53.5
9. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 52.2
10. Mike Hold (SC) 51.4
11. John Congemi (PITT) 50.6
12. Todd Greenwood (VATECH) 50.3
13. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 50.0
14. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 48.3
15. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 46.9
16. Eric Hochberg (RUT) 46.7
17. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 46.7
18. John Shaffer (PAST) 45.2
Passing Yards
1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 3238
2. Shawn Halloran (BC) 2935
3. Ken Karcher (TLN) 1991
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 1991
5. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 1875
6. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 1694
7. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 1606
8. Mike Hold (SC) 1596
9. Danny McCoin (CIN) 1576
10. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 1475
11. Don McPherson (SYR) 1469
12. John Congemi (PITT) 1377
13. John Shaffer (PAST) 1366
14. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 1335
15. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 1319
16. Joe Gagliardi (RUT) 1273
17. Chip Ferguson (FLST) 990
18. Todd Greenwood (VATECH) 919
19. Jay Gruden (LOU) 839
20. Eric Hochberg (RUT) 752
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Don McPherson (SYR) 9.2
2. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 9.2
3. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 8.2
4. Danny McCoin (CIN) 7.8
5. Mike Hold (SC) 7.7
6. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 7.6
7. Shawn Halloran (BC) 6.9
8. Ken Karcher (TLN) 6.5
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 6.5
10. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 6.3
11. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 6.2
12. John Shaffer (PAST) 6.0
13. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 5.9
14. Joe Gagliardi (RUT) 5.8
15. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 5.8
16. John Congemi (PITT) 5.7
17. Todd Greenwood (VATECH) 5.4
18. Eric Hochberg (RUT) 4.4
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Don McPherson (SYR) 9.3
2. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 8.5
3. Danny McCoin (CIN) 7.9
4. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 7.8
5. Mike Hold (SC) 6.2
6. Ken Karcher (TLN) 5.9
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 5.9
8. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 5.9
9. Shawn Halloran (BC) 5.1
10. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 5.1
11. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 4.7
12. John Shaffer (PAST) 4.7
13. John Congemi (PITT) 4.2
14. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 4.0
15. Joe Gagliardi (RUT) 3.9
16. Todd Greenwood (VATECH) 3.9
17. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 3.8
18. Eric Hochberg (RUT) 3.1
Passing Touchdowns
1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 21
2. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 13
3. Shawn Halloran (BC) 12
  Don McPherson (SYR) 12
  Danny McCoin (CIN) 12
6. Chip Ferguson (FLST) 11
7. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 10
8. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 9
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 9
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 9
11. John Shaffer (PAST) 8
  Bill Byrne (NAVY) 8
13. Todd Greenwood (VATECH) 7
  Mike Hold (SC) 7
15. Joe Gagliardi (RUT) 6
  John Congemi (PITT) 6
17. Ron Jones (ECAR) 5
  Ed Rubbert (LOU) 5
19. Eric Hochberg (RUT) 4
  John Talley (WV) 4
  Mike Timko (WV) 4
  Rob Healy* (ARMY) 4
Passing Interceptions
1. Shawn Halloran (BC) 23
2. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 15
3. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 13
4. Joe Gagliardi (RUT) 12
  Ed Rubbert (LOU) 12
6. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 11
  Danny Sparkman (MEM) 11
  Bill Byrne (NAVY) 11
  John Congemi (PITT) 11
10. John Shaffer (PAST) 10
  Mike Hold (SC) 10
12. Todd Greenwood (VATECH) 9
13. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 8
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 8
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 8
  Chip Ferguson (FLST) 8
17. John Talley (WV) 7
  Eric Hochberg (RUT) 7
  Clint Campbell (LALAF) 7
  Jay Gruden (LOU) 7
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 149.8
2. Don McPherson (SYR) 149.7
3. Danny McCoin (CIN) 137.8
4. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 127.2
5. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 118.3
6. Mike Hold (SC) 117.4
7. Ken Karcher (TLN) 116.3
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 116.3
9. Shawn Halloran (BC) 112.1
10. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 110.7
11. Joe Gagliardi (RUT) 104.9
12. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 104.6
13. Todd Greenwood (VATECH) 99.0
14. John Shaffer (PAST) 98.3
15. John Congemi (PITT) 97.7
16. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 94.9
17. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 92.3
18. Eric Hochberg (RUT) 83.6
Rush Attempts
1. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 287
2. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 275
3. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 264
4. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 255
5. Tony Baker (ECAR) 197
  Doug Black* (ARMY) 197
7. Charles Gladman (PITT) 194
8. Vincent Alexander (SMS) 188
9. Maurice Williams (VATECH) 167
10. Mike Hold (SC) 165
11. Don McPherson (SYR) 157
12. D.J. Dozier (PAST) 154
13. Ken Bell (BC) 150
14. John Adams (LOU) 140
  John Holifield (WV) 140
16. Jerry Kizer (LALAF) 135
17. Eddie Hunter (VATECH) 130
  Thomas Jackson (LALAF) 130
19. Tory Crawford* (ARMY) 128
20. Tom Gray (WV) 121
Rushing Yards
1. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 1516
2. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 1327
3. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 1112
4. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 1100
5. Charles Gladman (PITT) 1085
6. Tony Baker (ECAR) 951
7. Doug Black* (ARMY) 950
8. Maurice Williams (VATECH) 936
9. Vincent Alexander (SMS) 837
10. D.J. Dozier (PAST) 723
11. Thomas Jackson (LALAF) 700
12. Eddie Hunter (VATECH) 698
13. Tony Smith (FLST) 678
14. Tory Crawford* (ARMY) 657
15. Victor Floyd (FLST) 619
16. Clarence Jones* (ARMY) 604
17. John Holifield (WV) 595
18. Ken Bell (BC) 583
19. William Lampley* (ARMY) 578
20. Tom Gray (WV) 576
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Victor Floyd (FLST) 6.9
2. Clarence Jones* (ARMY) 6.8
3. Tony Smith (FLST) 6.1
4. Warren Williams (MIAFL) 5.9
5. William Lampley* (ARMY) 5.7
6. Maurice Williams (VATECH) 5.6
7. Charles Gladman (PITT) 5.6
8. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 5.5
9. Thomas Jackson (LALAF) 5.4
10. Eddie Hunter (VATECH) 5.4
11. Shelton Gandy (SMS) 5.2
12. Tory Crawford* (ARMY) 5.1
13. Rob Healy* (ARMY) 5.0
14. Kent Hagood (SC) 5.0
15. Tim Manoa (PAST) 4.9
16. Steve Smith (PAST) 4.9
17. Tony Baker (ECAR) 4.8
18. Doug Black* (ARMY) 4.8
19. Tom Gray (WV) 4.8
20. Thomas Dendy (SC) 4.7
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 14
2. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 11
3. Clarence Jones* (ARMY) 10
  Tory Crawford* (ARMY) 10
5. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 9
  Maurice Williams (VATECH) 9
7. Don McPherson (SYR) 7
  John Adams (LOU) 7
9. Thomas Dendy (SC) 6
  John Holifield (WV) 6
  Rob Healy* (ARMY) 6
  William Lampley* (ARMY) 6
  Kent Hagood (SC) 6
  Charles Gladman (PITT) 6
15. Doug Black* (ARMY) 5
  Melvin Bratton (MIAFL) 5
  Eddie Hunter (VATECH) 5
  Albert Smith (RUT) 5
  Andrew Anderson (SMS) 5
  Alonzo Highsmith (MIAFL) 5
  Mike Hold (SC) 5
Receptions
1. Marc Zeno (TLN) 73
2. Kelvin Martin (BC) 49
3. Willie Smith (MIAFL) 48
4. Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 46
  Mike Siano (SYR) 46
6. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 44
7. Darren Flutie (BC) 42
8. Scott Gieselman (BC) 41
9. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 40
10. Danny Thomas (LOU) 39
11. Albert Smith (RUT) 36
12. Chuck Scales (PITT) 34
  Scott Schwedes (SYR) 34
  Ernest Givins (LOU) 34
  Hassan Jones (FLST) 34
16. John Adams (LOU) 33
17. Sterling Sharpe (SC) 32
18. Jeff Wenhold (TLN) 31
  Donald Wayne Snell (VATECH) 31
20. Jerry Harris (MEM) 30
  Brian Blades (MIAFL) 30
Receiving Yards
1. Marc Zeno (TLN) 1137
2. Kelvin Martin (BC) 958
3. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 893
4. Mike Siano (SYR) 852
5. Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 840
6. Hassan Jones (FLST) 738
7. Scott Schwedes (SYR) 692
8. Willie Smith (MIAFL) 669
9. Brian Blades (MIAFL) 657
10. Ernest Givins (LOU) 577
11. Danny Thomas (LOU) 523
12. Jerry Harris (MEM) 519
13. Scott Gieselman (BC) 493
14. Sterling Sharpe (SC) 471
15. Darren Flutie (BC) 469
16. Jeff Wenhold (TLN) 460
17. Chuck Scales (PITT) 447
18. Jason Stargel (CIN) 435
19. Andrew Mott (SMS) 414
20. Eric Poole (SC) 397
  Tim Brown (NDAME) 397
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 22.3
2. Brian Blades (MIAFL) 21.9
3. Hassan Jones (FLST) 21.7
4. Scott Schwedes (SYR) 20.4
5. Kelvin Martin (BC) 19.6
6. Mike Siano (SYR) 18.5
7. Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 18.3
8. Jerry Harris (MEM) 17.3
9. Danny Smith (SC) 17.2
10. Ernest Givins (LOU) 17.0
11. Tim Brown (NDAME) 15.9
12. Marc Zeno (TLN) 15.6
13. Jeff Wenhold (TLN) 14.8
14. Troy Saunders (NAVY) 14.8
15. Reggie Ward (NDAME) 14.8
16. Sterling Sharpe (SC) 14.7
17. Willie Smith (MIAFL) 13.9
18. Alonzo Highsmith (MIAFL) 13.6
19. Danny Thomas (LOU) 13.4
20. Joe Hice (CIN) 13.3
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 9
  Kelvin Martin (BC) 9
  Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 9
4. Mike Siano (SYR) 8
5. Scott Schwedes (SYR) 6
  Brian Blades (MIAFL) 6
7. Hassan Jones (FLST) 5
  Chris McGee (SMS) 5
  Phillip Bryant (FLST) 5
10. Jerry Harris (MEM) 4
  Chuck Scales (PITT) 4
  Ernest Givins (LOU) 4
13. Greg Lathan (CIN) 3
  Pat Carter (FLST) 3
  Terrence Howell (VATECH) 3
  Anthony Hollinger (NAVY) 3
  Lyneal Alston (SMS) 3
  Troy Saunders (NAVY) 3
  Darrin Holloman (FLST) 3
  Jason Stargel (CIN) 3
  Marc Zeno (TLN) 3
  Tim Brown (NDAME) 3
  Jeff Wenhold (TLN) 3
  Melvin Bratton (MIAFL) 3
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 331
2. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 288
3. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 287
4. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 272
5. Tony Baker (ECAR) 206
6. Charles Gladman (PITT) 205
7. Doug Black* (ARMY) 200
8. Vincent Alexander (SMS) 193
9. Ken Bell (BC) 177
10. John Adams (LOU) 173
11. Maurice Williams (VATECH) 172
12. D.J. Dozier (PAST) 168
13. Mike Hold (SC) 166
14. John Holifield (WV) 158
15. Don McPherson (SYR) 157
16. Albert Smith (RUT) 148
17. Tom Gray (WV) 147
18. Jerry Kizer (LALAF) 142
19. Alonzo Highsmith (MIAFL) 138
20. Thomas Jackson (LALAF) 137
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 1685
2. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 1647
3. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 1280
4. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 1235
5. Charles Gladman (PITT) 1137
  Marc Zeno (TLN) 1137
7. Tony Baker (ECAR) 1068
8. Doug Black* (ARMY) 990
9. Kelvin Martin (BC) 986
10. Maurice Williams (VATECH) 978
11. Vincent Alexander (SMS) 894
12. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 893
13. Mike Siano (SYR) 852
14. Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 840
15. Tony Smith (FLST) 835
16. Ken Bell (BC) 820
17. D.J. Dozier (PAST) 810
18. Tom Gray (WV) 809
19. John Adams (LOU) 789
20. Ernest Givins (LOU) 781
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 15
2. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 11
3. Clarence Jones* (ARMY) 10
  Paul Palmer (TEMP) 10
  Tory Crawford* (ARMY) 10
6. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 9
  Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 9
  Kelvin Martin (BC) 9
  Maurice Williams (VATECH) 9
10. Melvin Bratton (MIAFL) 8
  Mike Siano (SYR) 8
12. Don McPherson (SYR) 7
  John Adams (LOU) 7
  Albert Smith (RUT) 7
  John Holifield (WV) 7
16. Mike Hold (SC) 6
  Scott Schwedes (SYR) 6
  Charles Gladman (PITT) 6
  Kent Hagood (SC) 6
  William Lampley* (ARMY) 6
  Rob Healy* (ARMY) 6
  Thomas Dendy (SC) 6
  Alonzo Highsmith (MIAFL) 6
  Brian Blades (MIAFL) 6
Total Plays
1. Shawn Halloran (BC) 488
2. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 420
3. Mike Hold (SC) 373
4. Ken Karcher (TLN) 345
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 345
6. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 342
7. Don McPherson (SYR) 316
8. John Congemi (PITT) 310
9. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 298
10. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 289
11. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 287
  Ed Rubbert (LOU) 287
13. John Shaffer (PAST) 279
14. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 278
15. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 264
16. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 262
  Joe Gagliardi (RUT) 262
18. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 257
19. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 255
20. Thomas King (LALAF) 252
Total Yards
1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 3080
2. Shawn Halloran (BC) 2828
3. Mike Hold (SC) 1959
4. Don McPherson (SYR) 1958
5. Ken Karcher (TLN) 1879
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 1879
7. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 1874
8. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 1643
9. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 1631
10. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 1516
11. Danny McCoin (CIN) 1398
12. John Congemi (PITT) 1347
13. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 1327
14. John Shaffer (PAST) 1323
15. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 1317
16. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 1316
17. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 1290
18. Joe Gagliardi (RUT) 1214
19. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 1112
20. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 1100
Total Yards Per Play
1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 7.3
Total Touchdowns
1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 25
2. Don McPherson (SYR) 19
3. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 16
4. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 15
  Danny McCoin (CIN) 15
6. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 14
7. Chip Ferguson (FLST) 13
8. John Shaffer (PAST) 12
  Shawn Halloran (BC) 12
  Mike Hold (SC) 12
11. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 11
  Tory Crawford* (ARMY) 11
13. John Congemi (PITT) 10
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 10
  Todd Greenwood (VATECH) 10
  Clarence Jones* (ARMY) 10
  Rob Healy* (ARMY) 10
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 10
19. Maurice Williams (VATECH) 9
  Danny Sparkman (MEM) 9
  Bill Byrne (NAVY) 9
  Paul Palmer (TEMP) 9