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1986 Independent Year Summary

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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)

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 28.3 11.1 22.16 5.91
Miami (FL) 11 1 0 .917 35.8 12.5 21.64 4.30
Virginia Tech 9 2 1 .792 23.8 17.3 4.44 -1.98 W-L-T adjusted to 10-1-1 by NCAA.
Boston College 9 3 0 .750 28.2 19.4 8.63 1.46
Tulsa 7 4 0 .636 26.6 16.9 0.13 -5.50
Florida State 7 4 1 .625 32.8 18.2 11.10 2.60
Army 6 5 0 .545 25.1 26.5 -4.01 -4.01
Louisiana-Lafayette 6 5 0 .545 22.0 18.5 -6.29 -8.84
Southern Mississippi 6 5 0 .545 18.0 22.9 -5.13 -2.94
Temple 6 5 0 .545 28.0 24.6 5.90 2.99 W-L-T adjusted to 0-11 by NCAA.
Pittsburgh 5 5 1 .500 23.0 19.0 7.09 5.37 W-L-T adjusted to 6-4-1 by NCAA.
Rutgers 5 5 1 .500 20.1 17.2 4.98 3.35 W-L-T adjusted to 6-4-1 by NCAA.
Cincinnati 5 6 0 .455 24.3 31.4 -2.90 1.92
Notre Dame 5 6 0 .455 27.2 19.9 11.44 7.35
Syracuse 5 6 0 .455 21.9 24.2 1.28 2.55
South Carolina 3 6 2 .364 28.5 26.0 4.46 4.37
Tulane 4 7 0 .364 24.1 30.4 -9.75 -4.20
West Virginia 4 7 0 .364 19.1 26.0 -1.35 3.56
Louisville 3 8 0 .273 16.3 27.5 -11.41 -2.14
Navy 3 8 0 .273 21.6 27.8 -11.78 -4.42
Wichita State 3 8 0 .273 19.0 29.5 -13.12 -4.58
East Carolina 2 9 0 .182 17.0 33.1 -8.79 4.12 W-L-T adjusted to 3-8 by NCAA.
Northern Illinois 2 9 0 .182 13.1 28.0 -16.62 -5.62
Memphis 1 10 0 .091 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. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 13
  Danny McCoin (CIN) 13
6. Don McPherson (SYR) 12
  Lee Saltz (TEMP) 12
8. John Congemi (PITT) 11
9. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 10
  Bill Byrne (NAVY) 10
  Terrence Jones (TLN) 10
Passing Interceptions
1. Todd Ellis (SC) 22
2. Steve Gage (TLS) 15
3. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 12
4. Danny McCoin (CIN) 11
  Scott Erney (RUT) 11
6. Brian McDonald (WICHST) 10
7. Tim Jones (MEM) 9
  Marshall Taylor (NIL) 9
  Vinny Testaverde (MIAFL) 9
  Mike Timko (WV) 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. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 11
  Steve Gage (TLS) 11
5. Chuck Smith (NAVY) 10
  Valasco Smith (WICHST) 10
  D.J. Dozier (PAST) 10
  Shelton Gandy (SMS) 10
  Troy Stradford (BC) 10
10. Craig Heyward (PITT) 8
  Terrence Jones (TLN) 8
  Clarence Jones (ARMY) 8
  Melvin Bratton (MIAFL) 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. Donald Wayne Snell (VATECH) 34
  Brett Perriman (MIAFL) 34
  Reggie Taylor (CIN) 34
  Eric Vaughn (LOU) 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. Marc Zeno (TLN) 7
  Keith Gloster (TEMP) 7
6. Donald Wayne Snell (VATECH) 6
  Scott Schwedes (SYR) 6
  Jason Stargel (CIN) 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
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. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 15
  Tory Crawford (ARMY) 15
3. D.J. Dozier (PAST) 12
  Chuck Smith (NAVY) 12
  Sterling Sharpe (SC) 12
6. Troy Stradford (BC) 11
  Reggie Taylor (CIN) 11
  Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 11
  Steve Gage (TLS) 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. Terrence Jones (TLN) 18
  Don McPherson (SYR) 18
6. Shawn Halloran (BC) 17
  Tory Crawford (ARMY) 17
8. Danny McCoin (CIN) 16
  Paul Palmer (TEMP) 16
10. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 14
  Lee Saltz (TEMP) 14