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1986 Independent Year Summary

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Record*: 129-134-6, .491 W-L% (10th 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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Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Penn State 12 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 28.3 11.1 22.16 5.91
Miami (FL) 11 1 0 .917 0 0 0 35.8 12.5 21.64 4.30
Virginia Tech 9 2 1 .792 0 0 0 23.8 17.3 4.44 -1.98 W-L-T adjusted to 10-1-1 by NCAA.
Boston College 9 3 0 .750 0 0 0 28.2 19.4 8.63 1.46
Tulsa 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 26.6 16.9 0.13 -5.50
Florida State 7 4 1 .625 0 0 0 32.8 18.2 11.10 2.60
Army 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 25.1 26.5 -4.01 -4.01
Louisiana-Lafayette 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 22.0 18.5 -6.29 -8.84
Southern Mississippi 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 18.0 22.9 -5.13 -2.94
Temple 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 28.0 24.6 5.90 2.99 W-L-T adjusted to 0-11 by NCAA.
Pittsburgh 5 5 1 .500 0 0 0 23.0 19.0 7.09 5.37 W-L-T adjusted to 6-4-1 by NCAA.
Rutgers 5 5 1 .500 0 0 0 20.1 17.2 4.98 3.35 W-L-T adjusted to 6-4-1 by NCAA.
Cincinnati 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 24.3 31.4 -2.90 1.92
Notre Dame 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 27.2 19.9 11.44 7.35
Syracuse 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 21.9 24.2 1.28 2.55
South Carolina 3 6 2 .364 0 0 0 28.5 26.0 4.46 4.37
Tulane 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 24.1 30.4 -9.75 -4.20
West Virginia 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 19.1 26.0 -1.35 3.56
Louisville 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 16.3 27.5 -11.41 -2.14
Navy 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 21.6 27.8 -11.78 -4.42
Wichita State 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 19.0 29.5 -13.12 -4.58
East Carolina 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 17.0 33.1 -8.79 4.12 W-L-T adjusted to 3-8 by NCAA.
Northern Illinois 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 13.1 28.0 -16.62 -5.62
Memphis 1 10 0 .091 0 0 0 9.5 26.5 -18.58 -3.76

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Penn State 6 5 5 7 5 5 6 6 2 2 3 2 2 2 1
Miami (FL) 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Boston College                             19
Virginia Tech                             20
Florida State 11 15 15 20         20            
Notre Dame     20                        

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1987-01-02 Fiesta Bowl Penn State 14 Miami (FL) 10 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1986-12-31 All-American Bowl Florida State 27 Indiana 13 All-American Bowl (Birmingham, AL)
1986-12-31 Peach Bowl Virginia Tech 25 North Carolina State 24 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1986-12-23 Hall of Fame Bowl Boston College 27 Georgia 24 Hall of Fame Bowl (Tampa, FL)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Passing Touchdowns

1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 26
2. Todd Ellis (SC) 20
3. Shawn Halloran (BC) 17
4. Danny McCoin (CIN) 13
  Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 13
6. Don McPherson (SYR) 12
  Lee Saltz (TEMP) 12
8. John Congemi (PITT) 11
9. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 10
  Erik Chapman (VATECH) 10
  Terrence Jones (TLN) 10

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
  Tim Jones (MEM) 9
  Mike Timko (WV) 9
  Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 9

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

Rush Attempts

1. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 346
2. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 256
3. Tory Crawford (ARMY) 245
4. Troy Stradford (BC) 218
5. Don McPherson (SYR) 191
  Steve Gage (TLS) 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

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

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

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Tory Crawford (ARMY) 15
  Paul Palmer (TEMP) 15
3. Steve Gage (TLS) 11
  Reggie Taylor (CIN) 11
5. Chuck Smith (NAVY) 10
  Valasco Smith (WICHST) 10
  Troy Stradford (BC) 10
  Shelton Gandy (SMS) 10
  D.J. Dozier (PAST) 10
10. Clarence Jones (ARMY) 8
  Melvin Bratton (MIAFL) 8
  Terrence Jones (TLN) 8
  Craig Heyward (PITT) 8

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. Eric Vaughn (LOU) 34
  Donald Wayne Snell (VATECH) 34
  Reggie Taylor (CIN) 34
  Brett Perriman (MIAFL) 34

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

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

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 11
2. Sterling Sharpe (SC) 10
3. Kelvin Martin (BC) 8
4. Keith Gloster (TEMP) 7
  Marc Zeno (TLN) 7
6. Scott Schwedes (SYR) 6
  Donald Wayne Snell (VATECH) 6
  Jason Stargel (CIN) 6
9. Harvey Smith (WV) 5
  Ryan Bethea (SC) 5
  Ronnie Kelley (TLS) 5
  Herb Gainer (FLST) 5
  Tim Brown (NDAME) 5
  Eric Brown (TLS) 5
  Darren Flutie (BC) 5

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

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

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Tory Crawford (ARMY) 15
  Paul Palmer (TEMP) 15
3. D.J. Dozier (PAST) 12
  Sterling Sharpe (SC) 12
  Chuck Smith (NAVY) 12
6. Steve Gage (TLS) 11
  Reggie Taylor (CIN) 11
  Troy Stradford (BC) 11
  Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 11
10. Valasco Smith (WICHST) 10
  Shelton Gandy (SMS) 10

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

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

Total Touchdowns

1. Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 30
2. Todd Ellis (SC) 23
3. Steve Gage (TLS) 19
4. Don McPherson (SYR) 18
  Terrence Jones (TLN) 18
6. Tory Crawford (ARMY) 17
  Shawn Halloran (BC) 17
8. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 16
  Danny McCoin (CIN) 16
10. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 14
  Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 14