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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)

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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Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Vinny Testaverde (Miami (FL)) 165.8
2. Shawn Halloran (Boston College) 146.8
3. Lee Saltz (Temple) 141.8
4. Todd Ellis (South Carolina) 141.4
5. Steve Beuerlein (Notre Dame) 141.2
6. Danny McCoin (Cincinnati) 134.3
7. John Shaffer (Penn State) 128.7
8. Terrence Jones (Tulane) 125.5
9. John Congemi (Pittsburgh) 123.3
10. Erik Chapman (Virginia Tech) 121.9

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Blair Thomas (Penn State) 31.9
2. Tim Brown (Notre Dame) 27.9
3. Keith Ross (Florida State) 26.5
4. Alan Edwards (Army) 25.1
5. Sammy Seals (Memphis) 24.9
6. Eddie Hunter (Virginia Tech) 24.3
7. Reggie McKinney (East Carolina) 24.3
8. J.C. Penny (Miami (FL)) 23.8
9. Paul Palmer (Temple) 23.5
10. Sterling Sharpe (South Carolina) 23.0
  Michael Pierce (Tulane) 23.0

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Tim Brown (Notre Dame) 2

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Billy Owens (Pittsburgh) 2