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1986 Independent Leaders

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Record*: 129-134-6, .491 W-L% (7th of 10) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 127-136-6 by NCAA.

SRS: -0.27 (7th of 10) ▪ SOS: 0.08 (7th of 10)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State, Miami (FL) and Penn State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Boston College, Miami (FL), Penn State and Virginia Tech)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Danny McCoin (CIN) 237
2. Todd Ellis (SC) 205
3. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 175
4. John Congemi (PITT) 165
5. Terrence Jones (TLN) 159
  Shawn Halloran (BC) 159
7. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 151
8. Don McPherson (SYR) 142
9. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 121
10. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 117
11. John Shaffer (PAST) 114
12. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 113
13. Brian McDonald (WICHST) 111
14. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 103
15. Scott Erney (RUT) 96
16. Mike Timko (WV) 90
  Joe Gagliardi (RUT) 90
18. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 87
19. Richard Pannell (LALAF) 81
20. Jay Gruden (LOU) 73
Pass Attempts
1. Danny McCoin (CIN) 369
2. Todd Ellis (SC) 340
3. John Congemi (PITT) 293
4. Terrence Jones (TLN) 284
5. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 276
6. Don McPherson (SYR) 269
7. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 259
8. Shawn Halloran (BC) 258
9. Brian McDonald (WICHST) 242
10. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 229
11. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 222
12. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 210
13. John Shaffer (PAST) 204
14. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 203
15. Scott Erney (RUT) 190
16. Mike Timko (WV) 189
17. Richard Pannell (LALAF) 167
18. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 164
19. Jay Gruden (LOU) 154
20. Charlie Libretto (ECAR) 148
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Danny McCoin (CIN) 64.2
2. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 63.4
3. Shawn Halloran (BC) 61.6
4. Todd Ellis (SC) 60.3
5. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 58.3
6. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 57.6
7. John Congemi (PITT) 56.3
8. Terrence Jones (TLN) 56.0
9. John Shaffer (PAST) 55.9
10. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 53.0
11. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 52.8
12. Don McPherson (SYR) 52.8
13. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 50.9
14. Scott Erney (RUT) 50.5
15. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 49.0
16. Richard Pannell (LALAF) 48.5
17. Mike Timko (WV) 47.6
18. Jay Gruden (LOU) 47.4
19. Brian McDonald (WICHST) 45.9
Passing Yards
1. Todd Ellis (SC) 3020
2. Danny McCoin (CIN) 2831
3. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 2557
4. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 2211
5. Terrence Jones (TLN) 2124
6. Shawn Halloran (BC) 2090
7. John Congemi (PITT) 2048
8. Don McPherson (SYR) 1827
9. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 1729
10. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 1627
11. John Shaffer (PAST) 1510
12. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 1463
13. Brian McDonald (WICHST) 1398
14. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 1304
15. Mike Timko (WV) 1191
16. Scott Erney (RUT) 1160
17. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 1137
18. Jay Gruden (LOU) 1099
19. Steve Gage (TLS) 1090
20. Marshall Taylor (NIL) 993
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 9.3
2. Todd Ellis (SC) 8.9
3. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 8.5
4. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 8.5
5. Shawn Halloran (BC) 8.1
6. Danny McCoin (CIN) 7.7
7. Terrence Jones (TLN) 7.5
8. John Shaffer (PAST) 7.4
9. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 7.3
10. Jay Gruden (LOU) 7.1
11. John Congemi (PITT) 7.0
12. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 6.9
13. Don McPherson (SYR) 6.8
14. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 6.4
15. Mike Timko (WV) 6.3
16. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 6.2
17. Scott Erney (RUT) 6.1
18. Richard Pannell (LALAF) 5.9
19. Brian McDonald (WICHST) 5.8
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 9.7
2. Shawn Halloran (BC) 8.4
3. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 8.3
4. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 8.1
5. John Shaffer (PAST) 7.4
6. Todd Ellis (SC) 7.1
7. Terrence Jones (TLN) 7.1
8. Danny McCoin (CIN) 7.0
9. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 7.0
10. John Congemi (PITT) 6.8
11. Don McPherson (SYR) 6.5
12. Jay Gruden (LOU) 5.8
13. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 5.5
14. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 5.3
15. Mike Timko (WV) 5.0
16. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 4.9
17. Brian McDonald (WICHST) 4.2
18. Scott Erney (RUT) 4.1
19. Richard Pannell (LALAF) 4.1
Passing Touchdowns
1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 26
2. Todd Ellis (SC) 20
3. Shawn Halloran (BC) 17
4. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 13
  Danny McCoin (CIN) 13
6. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 12
  Don McPherson (SYR) 12
8. John Congemi (PITT) 11
9. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 10
  Bill Byrne (NAVY) 10
  Terrence Jones (TLN) 10
12. John Shaffer (PAST) 9
13. Jay Gruden (LOU) 8
  Mike Timko (WV) 8
  Steve Gage (TLS) 8
16. Joe Gagliardi (RUT) 7
  Danny McManus (FLST) 7
18. Travis Hunter (ECAR) 6
  Scott Erney (RUT) 6
20. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 5
Passing Interceptions
1. Todd Ellis (SC) 22
2. Steve Gage (TLS) 15
3. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 12
4. Scott Erney (RUT) 11
  Danny McCoin (CIN) 11
6. Brian McDonald (WICHST) 10
7. Marshall Taylor (NIL) 9
  Mike Timko (WV) 9
  Tim Jones (MEM) 9
  Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 9
11. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 8
  Jay Gruden (LOU) 8
  Richard Pannell (LALAF) 8
14. Don McPherson (SYR) 7
  Lee Saltz (TEMP) 7
  Bob Misch (NAVY) 7
  Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 7
  Andy Whitwell (MEM) 7
  Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 7
  Terrence Jones (TLN) 7
  Chip Ferguson (FLST) 7
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 165.8
2. Shawn Halloran (BC) 146.8
3. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 141.8
4. Todd Ellis (SC) 141.4
5. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 141.2
6. Danny McCoin (CIN) 134.3
7. John Shaffer (PAST) 128.7
8. Terrence Jones (TLN) 125.5
9. John Congemi (PITT) 123.3
10. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 121.9
11. Don McPherson (SYR) 119.4
12. Jay Gruden (LOU) 114.1
13. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 111.6
14. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 110.4
15. Mike Timko (WV) 105.0
16. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 102.7
17. Scott Erney (RUT) 100.7
18. Richard Pannell (LALAF) 94.6
19. Brian McDonald (WICHST) 91.6
Rush Attempts
1. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 346
2. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 256
3. Tory Crawford (ARMY) 245
4. Troy Stradford (BC) 218
5. Steve Gage (TLS) 191
  Don McPherson (SYR) 191
7. Chuck Smith (NAVY) 190
8. Anthony Simpson (ECAR) 178
9. Marshall Taylor (NIL) 177
10. D.J. Dozier (PAST) 171
  Craig Heyward (PITT) 171
12. Derrick Ellison (TLS) 170
13. Eddie Hunter (VATECH) 169
14. Maurice Williams (VATECH) 166
15. Vincent Alexander (SMS) 160
16. Terrence Jones (TLN) 158
17. John Holifield (WV) 156
18. Matt Prescott (RUT) 155
19. Andy Peterson (ARMY) 154
20. Rodney Hunter (TLN) 153
Rushing Yards
1. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 1866
2. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 1325
3. Troy Stradford (BC) 1188
4. Tory Crawford (ARMY) 1078
5. Derrick Ellison (TLS) 1064
6. Maurice Williams (VATECH) 1029
7. Chuck Smith (NAVY) 933
8. Eddie Hunter (VATECH) 872
9. D.J. Dozier (PAST) 811
10. Valasco Smith (WICHST) 808
11. Craig Heyward (PITT) 756
12. Anthony Simpson (ECAR) 753
13. Clarence Jones (ARMY) 697
14. Steve Gage (TLS) 693
15. Vincent Alexander (SMS) 688
16. Rodney Hunter (TLN) 657
17. Victor Floyd (FLST) 654
18. Undra Johnson (WV) 652
19. Antonio Davis (NIL) 648
20. John Holifield (WV) 645
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Derrick Ellison (TLS) 6.3
2. Maurice Williams (VATECH) 6.2
3. Sammie Smith (FLST) 5.9
4. Tim Manoa (PAST) 5.6
5. Valasco Smith (WICHST) 5.5
6. Troy Stradford (BC) 5.4
7. Rodney Taylor (NIL) 5.4
8. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 5.4
9. Shelton Gandy (SMS) 5.4
10. Kenneth Lee (TLS) 5.3
11. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 5.2
12. Eddie Hunter (VATECH) 5.2
13. Clarence Jones (ARMY) 5.1
14. Victor Floyd (FLST) 5.1
15. Warren Williams (MIAFL) 5.0
16. Benny Wright (ARMY) 4.9
17. Chuck Smith (NAVY) 4.9
18. Anthony Smith (SC) 4.9
19. Tom Brown (PITT) 4.8
20. D.J. Dozier (PAST) 4.7
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Tory Crawford (ARMY) 15
  Paul Palmer (TEMP) 15
3. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 11
  Steve Gage (TLS) 11
5. Troy Stradford (BC) 10
  Shelton Gandy (SMS) 10
  D.J. Dozier (PAST) 10
  Valasco Smith (WICHST) 10
  Chuck Smith (NAVY) 10
10. Craig Heyward (PITT) 8
  Terrence Jones (TLN) 8
  Clarence Jones (ARMY) 8
  Melvin Bratton (MIAFL) 8
14. Marshall Taylor (NIL) 7
  Dwayne Williams (LALAF) 7
16. Harold Green (SC) 6
  Matt Prescott (RUT) 6
  Victor Floyd (FLST) 6
  Eddie Hunter (VATECH) 6
  Andy Peterson (ARMY) 6
  Rodney Hunter (TLN) 6
  Maurice Williams (VATECH) 6
  Don McPherson (SYR) 6
Receptions
1. Sterling Sharpe (SC) 74
2. Marc Zeno (TLN) 68
3. Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 53
4. Scott Schwedes (SYR) 47
5. Tim Brown (NDAME) 45
6. Joe Hice (CIN) 44
7. Jason Stargel (CIN) 42
8. Kelvin Martin (BC) 41
9. Darren Flutie (BC) 35
10. Donald Wayne Snell (VATECH) 34
  Brett Perriman (MIAFL) 34
  Reggie Taylor (CIN) 34
  Eric Vaughn (LOU) 34
14. Bill Osborn (PITT) 33
  Steve Johnson (VATECH) 33
  Danny Thomas (LOU) 33
17. Troy Stradford (BC) 31
  Milt Jackson (NDAME) 31
19. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 30
  Tony Hollinger (NAVY) 30
  Alonzo Highsmith (MIAFL) 30
  Bruce Campbell (RUT) 30
  Mike Ray (NAVY) 30
  Willie Culpepper (LALAF) 30
  Anthony Hardy (WICHST) 30
Receiving Yards
1. Sterling Sharpe (SC) 1106
2. Marc Zeno (TLN) 1033
3. Tim Brown (NDAME) 910
4. Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 868
5. Jason Stargel (CIN) 806
6. Eric Vaughn (LOU) 697
7. Donald Wayne Snell (VATECH) 661
8. Scott Schwedes (SYR) 652
9. Willie Culpepper (LALAF) 651
10. Brett Perriman (MIAFL) 647
11. Milt Jackson (NDAME) 592
12. Joe Hice (CIN) 584
13. Ryan Bethea (SC) 572
14. Keith Gloster (TEMP) 568
15. Kelvin Martin (BC) 545
16. Ronnie Kelley (TLS) 533
17. Darren Flutie (BC) 531
18. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 514
19. Eric Brown (TLS) 511
20. Anthony Hardy (WICHST) 508
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Keith Gloster (TEMP) 24.7
2. Willie Culpepper (LALAF) 21.7
3. Ronnie Kelley (TLS) 21.3
4. Ryan Bethea (SC) 21.2
5. Lyneal Alston (SMS) 21.0
6. Eric Vaughn (LOU) 20.5
7. Tim Brown (NDAME) 20.2
8. Eric Brown (TLS) 19.7
9. Donald Wayne Snell (VATECH) 19.4
10. Jason Stargel (CIN) 19.2
11. Milt Jackson (NDAME) 19.1
12. Brett Perriman (MIAFL) 19.0
13. Brian Cobb (RUT) 17.5
14. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 17.1
15. Anthony Hardy (WICHST) 16.9
16. Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 16.4
17. Herb Gainer (FLST) 16.3
18. Harvey Smith (WV) 16.3
19. James Howard (LOU) 16.1
20. Troy Saunders (NAVY) 15.4
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 11
2. Sterling Sharpe (SC) 10
3. Kelvin Martin (BC) 8
4. Marc Zeno (TLN) 7
  Keith Gloster (TEMP) 7
6. Jason Stargel (CIN) 6
  Scott Schwedes (SYR) 6
  Donald Wayne Snell (VATECH) 6
9. Herb Gainer (FLST) 5
  Tim Brown (NDAME) 5
  Darren Flutie (BC) 5
  Harvey Smith (WV) 5
  Ronnie Kelley (TLS) 5
  Eric Brown (TLS) 5
  Ryan Bethea (SC) 5
16. Brett Perriman (MIAFL) 4
  Eric Hamilton (PAST) 4
  Troy Saunders (NAVY) 4
  Brian Cobb (RUT) 4
  Brian Blades (MIAFL) 4
  Alonzo Highsmith (MIAFL) 4
  Eric Vaughn (LOU) 4
  Willie Culpepper (LALAF) 4
  Keith Tinsley (PITT) 4
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 358
2. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 290
3. Troy Stradford (BC) 249
4. Tory Crawford (ARMY) 245
5. Chuck Smith (NAVY) 216
6. Craig Heyward (PITT) 200
7. D.J. Dozier (PAST) 197
8. Don McPherson (SYR) 191
  Steve Gage (TLS) 191
10. Anthony Simpson (ECAR) 186
11. Marshall Taylor (NIL) 177
12. Matt Prescott (RUT) 175
13. Eddie Hunter (VATECH) 173
14. Maurice Williams (VATECH) 171
  Rodney Hunter (TLN) 171
16. Derrick Ellison (TLS) 170
17. Vincent Alexander (SMS) 165
18. John Holifield (WV) 164
19. Andy Peterson (ARMY) 159
20. Terrence Jones (TLN) 158
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 1976
2. Troy Stradford (BC) 1633
3. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 1624
4. Chuck Smith (NAVY) 1213
5. Sterling Sharpe (SC) 1210
6. Tim Brown (NDAME) 1164
7. Craig Heyward (PITT) 1117
8. D.J. Dozier (PAST) 1098
9. Maurice Williams (VATECH) 1083
10. Tory Crawford (ARMY) 1078
11. Derrick Ellison (TLS) 1064
12. Marc Zeno (TLN) 1033
13. Eddie Hunter (VATECH) 933
14. Victor Floyd (FLST) 885
15. Matt Prescott (RUT) 871
16. Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 868
17. Alonzo Highsmith (MIAFL) 858
18. Anthony Simpson (ECAR) 837
19. Valasco Smith (WICHST) 824
20. Jason Stargel (CIN) 806
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 15
  Tory Crawford (ARMY) 15
3. D.J. Dozier (PAST) 12
  Chuck Smith (NAVY) 12
  Sterling Sharpe (SC) 12
6. Steve Gage (TLS) 11
  Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 11
  Reggie Taylor (CIN) 11
  Troy Stradford (BC) 11
10. Valasco Smith (WICHST) 10
  Shelton Gandy (SMS) 10
12. Craig Heyward (PITT) 9
13. Terrence Jones (TLN) 8
  Clarence Jones (ARMY) 8
  Alonzo Highsmith (MIAFL) 8
  Melvin Bratton (MIAFL) 8
  Kelvin Martin (BC) 8
  Deon Booker (LOU) 8
  Victor Floyd (FLST) 8
20. Harold Green (SC) 7
  Matt Prescott (RUT) 7
  Dwayne Williams (LALAF) 7
  Keith Gloster (TEMP) 7
  Tim Brown (NDAME) 7
  Marshall Taylor (NIL) 7
  Marc Zeno (TLN) 7
  Donald Wayne Snell (VATECH) 7
Total Plays
1. Don McPherson (SYR) 460
2. Terrence Jones (TLN) 442
3. Danny McCoin (CIN) 439
4. Todd Ellis (SC) 436
5. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 347
6. John Congemi (PITT) 344
7. Tory Crawford (ARMY) 343
8. Steve Gage (TLS) 328
9. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 322
10. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 312
11. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 308
12. Marshall Taylor (NIL) 307
13. Shawn Halloran (BC) 302
14. Brian McDonald (WICHST) 292
15. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 288
16. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 262
17. Richard Pannell (LALAF) 258
18. John Shaffer (PAST) 257
19. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 256
20. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 248
Total Yards
1. Todd Ellis (SC) 2975
2. Terrence Jones (TLN) 2671
3. Danny McCoin (CIN) 2585
4. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 2454
5. Don McPherson (SYR) 2350
6. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 2246
7. Shawn Halloran (BC) 2050
8. John Congemi (PITT) 2043
9. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 1899
10. Tory Crawford (ARMY) 1894
11. Steve Gage (TLS) 1783
12. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 1715
13. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 1583
14. John Shaffer (PAST) 1443
15. Marshall Taylor (NIL) 1419
16. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 1377
17. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 1325
18. Brian McDonald (WICHST) 1284
19. Andrew Anderson (SMS) 1258
20. Richard Pannell (LALAF) 1215
Total Touchdowns
1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 30
2. Todd Ellis (SC) 23
3. Steve Gage (TLS) 19
4. Terrence Jones (TLN) 18
  Don McPherson (SYR) 18
6. Tory Crawford (ARMY) 17
  Shawn Halloran (BC) 17
8. Danny McCoin (CIN) 16
  Paul Palmer (TEMP) 16
10. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 14
  Lee Saltz (TEMP) 14
12. John Congemi (PITT) 13
13. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 12
  John Shaffer (PAST) 12
15. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 11
  Reggie Taylor (CIN) 11
17. Troy Stradford (BC) 10
  Travis Hunter (ECAR) 10
  D.J. Dozier (PAST) 10
  Valasco Smith (WICHST) 10
  Chuck Smith (NAVY) 10
  Marshall Taylor (NIL) 10
  Shelton Gandy (SMS) 10