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1986 Independent Rushing Stats

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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)

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64 Players

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Derrick Ellison Tulsa 170 1064 6.3 4 170 1064 6.3 4
2 Maurice Williams Virginia Tech 166 1029 6.2 6 5 54 10.8 0 171 1083 6.3 6
3 Sammie Smith Florida State 103 611 5.9 4 4 39 9.8 0 107 650 6.1 4
4 Tim Manoa Penn State 98 546 5.6 2 6 64 10.7 0 104 610 5.9 2
5 Valasco Smith Wichita State 147 808 5.5 10 5 16 3.2 0 152 824 5.4 10
6 Paul Palmer Temple 346 1866 5.4 15 12 110 9.2 0 358 1976 5.5 15
7 Troy Stradford Boston College 218 1188 5.4 10 31 445 14.4 1 249 1633 6.6 11
8 Rodney Taylor Northern Illinois 101 548 5.4 2 16 218 13.6 1 117 766 6.5 3
9 Shelton Gandy Southern Mississippi 78 419 5.4 10 78 419 5.4 10
10 Kenneth Lee Tulsa 110 582 5.3 1 110 582 5.3 1
11 Reggie Taylor Cincinnati 256 1325 5.2 11 34 299 8.8 0 290 1624 5.6 11
12 Eddie Hunter Virginia Tech 169 872 5.2 6 4 61 15.3 0 173 933 5.4 6
13 Clarence Jones Army 137 697 5.1 8 9 80 8.9 0 146 777 5.3 8
14 Victor Floyd Florida State 129 654 5.1 6 21 231 11.0 2 150 885 5.9 8
15 Warren Williams Miami (FL) 80 399 5.0 3 13 114 8.8 2 93 513 5.5 5
16 Chuck Smith Navy 190 933 4.9 10 26 280 10.8 2 216 1213 5.6 12
17 Benny Wright Army 119 587 4.9 3 2 31 15.5 0 121 618 5.1 3
18 Anthony Smith South Carolina 96 469 4.9 0 9 119 13.2 0 105 588 5.6 0
19 Tom Brown Pittsburgh 70 334 4.8 1 20 138 6.9 0 90 472 5.2 1
20 D.J. Dozier Penn State 171 811 4.7 10 26 287 11.0 2 197 1098 5.6 12
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Undra Johnson West Virginia 138 652 4.7 5 5 21 4.2 1 143 673 4.7 6
22 Craig Shackelford Southern Mississippi 69 321 4.7 2 1 12 12.0 0 70 333 4.8 2
23 Antonio Davis Northern Illinois 141 648 4.6 4 3 19 6.3 0 144 667 4.6 4
24 David Smith Wichita State 137 625 4.6 5 8 70 8.8 0 145 695 4.8 5
25 Deon Booker Louisville 112 516 4.6 5 18 237 13.2 3 130 753 5.8 8
26 Brian Mitchell Louisiana-Lafayette 111 514 4.6 4 111 514 4.6 4
27 Daryl Johnston Syracuse 102 469 4.6 0 17 114 6.7 0 119 583 4.9 0
28 Randolph Brown Southern Mississippi 99 460 4.6 2 15 172 11.5 1 114 632 5.5 3
29 Melvin Bratton Miami (FL) 84 380 4.5 8 14 149 10.6 0 98 529 5.4 8
30 Tory Crawford Army 245 1078 4.4 15 245 1078 4.4 15
31 Craig Heyward Pittsburgh 171 756 4.4 8 29 361 12.4 1 200 1117 5.6 9
32 Anthony Johnson Notre Dame 80 349 4.4 5 6 53 8.8 0 86 402 4.7 5
33 Jim Bell Boston College 69 307 4.4 3 2 19 9.5 0 71 326 4.6 3
34 Vincent Alexander Southern Mississippi 160 688 4.3 1 5 50 10.0 0 165 738 4.5 1
35 Rodney Hunter Tulane 153 657 4.3 6 18 88 4.9 0 171 745 4.4 6
36 Anthony Simpson East Carolina 178 753 4.2 5 8 84 10.5 0 186 837 4.5 5
37 Alonzo Highsmith Miami (FL) 105 442 4.2 4 30 416 13.9 4 135 858 6.4 8
38 Mark Green Notre Dame 96 406 4.2 2 25 242 9.7 0 121 648 5.4 2
39 Steve Smith Penn State 86 362 4.2 3 14 134 9.6 1 100 496 5.0 4
40 Al McKinney Cincinnati 70 296 4.2 3 16 110 6.9 1 86 406 4.7 4
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
41 John Holifield West Virginia 156 645 4.1 3 8 70 8.8 0 164 715 4.4 3
42 Felton Parquet Louisiana-Lafayette 70 289 4.1 2 7 15 2.1 1 77 304 3.9 3
43 Pernell Taylor Notre Dame 69 284 4.1 5 6 51 8.5 0 75 335 4.5 5
44 Andy Peterson Army 154 623 4.0 6 5 53 10.6 0 159 676 4.3 6
45 Charles Gladman Pittsburgh 101 409 4.0 1 19 248 13.1 2 120 657 5.5 3
46 Matt Prescott Rutgers 155 606 3.9 6 20 265 13.3 1 175 871 5.0 7
47 Wayne Pryor Memphis 129 501 3.9 1 7 82 11.7 1 136 583 4.3 2
48 Glen Floyd Louisiana-Lafayette 108 426 3.9 4 5 23 4.6 0 113 449 4.0 4
49 Jon Bronner Boston College 80 313 3.9 4 1 -1 -1.0 0 81 312 3.9 4
50 Curtis Stephens Rutgers 113 419 3.7 3 27 205 7.6 0 140 624 4.5 3
51 Jeff Womack Memphis 75 275 3.7 2 12 88 7.3 0 87 363 4.2 2
52 Steve Gage Tulsa 191 693 3.6 11 191 693 3.6 11
53 Harold Green South Carolina 108 388 3.6 6 18 196 10.9 1 126 584 4.6 7
54 Terrence Jones Tulane 158 547 3.5 8 158 547 3.5 8
55 Harold Gayden Syracuse 79 258 3.3 5 79 258 3.3 5
56 Don McPherson Syracuse 191 523 2.7 6 191 523 2.7 6
57 Richard Pannell Louisiana-Lafayette 91 226 2.5 2 91 226 2.5 2
58 Marshall Taylor Northern Illinois 177 426 2.4 7 177 426 2.4 7
59 Tim Jones Memphis 70 116 1.7 2 70 116 1.7 2
60 Andrew Anderson Southern Mississippi 98 121 1.2 3 98 121 1.2 3
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
61 Lee Saltz Temple 85 -14 -0.2 2 85 -14 -0.2 2
62 Erik Chapman Virginia Tech 86 -44 -0.5 2 1 4 4.0 0 87 -40 -0.5 2
63 Todd Ellis South Carolina 96 -45 -0.5 3 96 -45 -0.5 3
64 Danny McCoin Cincinnati 70 -246 -3.5 3 70 -246 -3.5 3