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1987 Independent Leaders

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Record*: 142-127-4, .527 W-L% (3rd of 10) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 143-126-4 by NCAA.

SRS: 1.02 (7th of 10) ▪ SOS: 0.20 (7th of 10)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State, Miami (FL), Notre Dame and Penn State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Florida State, Miami (FL), Notre Dame, South Carolina and Syracuse)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Todd Ellis* (SC) 241
2. Jay Gruden (LOU) 209
3. Terrence Jones (TLN) 192
4. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 176
5. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 159
6. Danny McCoin (CIN) 158
7. Danny McManus (FLST) 138
8. Mike Power (BC) 133
9. Andy Kubik (AKR) 131
10. Don McPherson (SYR) 129
11. Scott Erney (RUT) 122
12. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 119
13. Matt Knizner (PAST) 113
14. Sal Genilla* (PITT) 80
15. Brett Favre (SMS) 79
16. Travis Hunter (ECAR) 76
  Marshall Taylor (NIL) 76
18. Major Harris (WV) 75
19. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 72
20. James Thompson (TEMP) 66

Pass Attempts

1. Todd Ellis* (SC) 432
2. Jay Gruden (LOU) 397
3. Terrence Jones (TLN) 319
4. Andy Kubik (AKR) 313
  T.J. Rubley (TLS) 313
6. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 298
7. Danny McCoin (CIN) 268
8. Danny McManus (FLST) 264
9. Mike Power (BC) 233
10. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 231
11. Don McPherson (SYR) 229
12. Scott Erney (RUT) 225
13. Matt Knizner (PAST) 223
14. Brett Favre (SMS) 194
15. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 156
16. Travis Hunter (ECAR) 155
17. James Thompson (TEMP) 153
18. Major Harris (WV) 148
19. Sal Genilla* (PITT) 145
20. Marshall Taylor (NIL) 139

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Terrence Jones (TLN) 60.2
2. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 59.1
3. Danny McCoin (CIN) 59.0
4. Mike Power (BC) 57.1
5. Don McPherson (SYR) 56.3
6. Todd Ellis* (SC) 55.8
7. Scott Erney (RUT) 54.2
8. Jay Gruden (LOU) 52.6
9. Danny McManus (FLST) 52.3
10. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 51.5
11. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 50.8
12. Matt Knizner (PAST) 50.7
13. Travis Hunter (ECAR) 49.0
14. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 46.2
15. Andy Kubik (AKR) 41.9
16. Brett Favre (SMS) 40.7

Passing Yards

1. Todd Ellis* (SC) 3206
2. Terrence Jones (TLN) 2551
3. Jay Gruden (LOU) 2481
4. Don McPherson (SYR) 2341
5. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 2249
6. Mike Power (BC) 2071
7. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 2058
8. Danny McCoin (CIN) 2013
9. Danny McManus (FLST) 1964
10. Andy Kubik (AKR) 1675
11. Matt Knizner (PAST) 1478
12. Scott Erney (RUT) 1369
13. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 1340
14. Brett Favre (SMS) 1264
15. Major Harris (WV) 1146
16. Travis Hunter (ECAR) 1107
17. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 1100
18. Sal Genilla* (PITT) 1051
19. Marshall Taylor (NIL) 1039
20. James Thompson (TEMP) 985

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Don McPherson (SYR) 10.2
2. Mike Power (BC) 8.9
3. Terrence Jones (TLN) 8.0
4. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 7.5
5. Danny McCoin (CIN) 7.5
6. Danny McManus (FLST) 7.4
7. Todd Ellis* (SC) 7.4
8. Travis Hunter (ECAR) 7.1
9. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 7.1
10. Matt Knizner (PAST) 6.6
11. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 6.6
12. Brett Favre (SMS) 6.5
13. Jay Gruden (LOU) 6.2
14. Scott Erney (RUT) 6.1
15. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 5.8
16. Andy Kubik (AKR) 5.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Don McPherson (SYR) 10.0
2. Mike Power (BC) 8.0
3. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 7.8
4. Terrence Jones (TLN) 7.4
5. Danny McCoin (CIN) 7.1
6. Danny McManus (FLST) 7.0
7. Travis Hunter (ECAR) 6.1
8. Scott Erney (RUT) 5.5
9. Todd Ellis* (SC) 5.4
10. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 5.2
11. Brett Favre (SMS) 5.0
12. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 4.9
13. Matt Knizner (PAST) 4.8
14. Jay Gruden (LOU) 4.7
15. Andy Kubik (AKR) 4.1
16. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 3.9

Passing Touchdowns

1. Don McPherson (SYR) 22
2. Terrence Jones (TLN) 20
3. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 19
4. Jay Gruden (LOU) 17
5. Brett Favre (SMS) 15
6. Danny McManus (FLST) 14
7. Danny McCoin (CIN) 13
8. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 12
9. Andy Kubik (AKR) 10
  Erik Chapman (VATECH) 10
  Mike Power (BC) 10
  Todd Ellis* (SC) 10
  Major Harris (WV) 10
14. Sal Genilla* (PITT) 7
  Scott Erney (RUT) 7
  Matt Knizner (PAST) 7
17. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 6
18. Tim Jones (MEM) 5
  Tory Crawford (ARMY) 5
20. Marshall Taylor (NIL) 4

Passing Interceptions

1. Todd Ellis* (SC) 24
2. Jay Gruden (LOU) 21
3. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 17
4. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 14
5. Terrence Jones (TLN) 13
  Brett Favre (SMS) 13
  Andy Kubik (AKR) 13
8. Matt Knizner (PAST) 12
9. Don McPherson (SYR) 11
10. Mike Power (BC) 9
  Danny McManus (FLST) 9
  Andy Whitwell (MEM) 9
  Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 9
14. Danny McCoin (CIN) 8
  Sal Genilla* (PITT) 8
  James Thompson (TEMP) 8
17. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 7
  Major Harris (WV) 7
  Tim Jones (MEM) 7
20. Scott Erney (RUT) 6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Don McPherson (SYR) 164.3
2. Terrence Jones (TLN) 139.9
3. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 138.8
4. Mike Power (BC) 138.2
5. Danny McCoin (CIN) 132.1
6. Danny McManus (FLST) 125.4
7. Todd Ellis* (SC) 114.7
8. Scott Erney (RUT) 110.3
9. Travis Hunter (ECAR) 109.0
10. Jay Gruden (LOU) 108.7
11. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 107.8
12. Brett Favre (SMS) 107.6
13. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 106.5
14. Matt Knizner (PAST) 105.9
15. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 102.4
16. Andy Kubik (AKR) 89.0

Rush Attempts

1. Craig Heyward* (PITT) 387
2. Blair Thomas (PAST) 268
3. Todd McNair (TEMP) 249
4. Harold Green* (SC) 229
5. Shelton Gandy (SMS) 225
6. Jim Bell (BC) 213
7. Al McKinney (CIN) 208
8. Sammie Smith (FLST) 172
9. Anthony Brown (WV) 167
10. Derek Alston (AKR) 160
11. Henry Henderson (RUT) 158
12. Marshall Taylor (NIL) 157
13. Anthony Simpson (ECAR) 153
14. Alton Grizzard (NAVY) 152
15. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 150
16. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 149
17. Mark Green (NDAME) 146
18. Wayne Pryor (MEM) 145
19. Ben Barnett (ARMY) 141
20. Terrence Jones (TLN) 138

Rushing Yards

1. Craig Heyward* (PITT) 1791
2. Blair Thomas (PAST) 1414
3. Sammie Smith (FLST) 1230
4. Todd McNair (TEMP) 1058
5. Shelton Gandy (SMS) 1025
6. Harold Green* (SC) 1022
7. Jim Bell (BC) 1015
8. Al McKinney (CIN) 950
9. Mark Green (NDAME) 861
10. Henry Henderson (RUT) 846
11. Robert Drummond (SYR) 828
12. Marshall Taylor (NIL) 826
13. Anthony Brown (WV) 808
14. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 767
15. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 762
16. Derek Alston (AKR) 689
17. Dexter Carter (FLST) 679
18. Warren Williams (MIAFL) 673
19. Deon Booker (LOU) 671
20. Anthony Simpson (ECAR) 670

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Sammie Smith (FLST) 7.2
2. Robert Drummond (SYR) 6.7
3. Reggie McKinney (ECAR) 6.2
4. Michael Owens (SYR) 6.2
5. Leonard Cry (CIN) 6.1
6. Mark Green (NDAME) 5.9
7. Dexter Carter (FLST) 5.9
8. Mike Botti (RUT) 5.5
9. Ricky Watters (NDAME) 5.4
10. Henry Henderson (RUT) 5.4
11. Daryl Johnston (SYR) 5.3
12. Blair Thomas (PAST) 5.3
13. Marshall Taylor (NIL) 5.3
14. John Greene (PAST) 5.3
15. Undra Johnson (WV) 5.2
16. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 5.1
17. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 5.1
18. Melvin Adams (TLN) 5.1
19. Marvin Allen (TLN) 5.1
20. Warren Williams (MIAFL) 5.0

Receptions

1. Marc Zeno (TLN) 77
2. Sterling Sharpe* (SC) 62
3. Darren Flutie (BC) 48
4. Ryan Bethea* (SC) 45
5. Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 44
  Tommy Kane (SYR) 44
7. Rodney Knighton (LOU) 43
  Tom Waddle (BC) 43
9. Kevin White* (SC) 42
10. Billy Davis (CIN) 41
11. Roosevelt Mukes (CIN) 40
12. Tim Brown (NDAME) 39
13. Steve Johnson (VATECH) 38
14. Kurt Latell (AKR) 35
15. Danny Smith* (SC) 34
16. George Williams (LOU) 33
17. Brett Adams (TLS) 31
  Willie Culpepper (LALAF) 31
  Reggie Williams* (PITT) 31
20. Herb Gainer (FLST) 30
  Warren Williams (MIAFL) 30

Receiving Yards

1. Marc Zeno (TLN) 1206
2. Tommy Kane (SYR) 968
3. Sterling Sharpe* (SC) 915
4. Tim Brown (NDAME) 846
5. Darren Flutie (BC) 786
6. Tom Waddle (BC) 781
7. Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 715
8. Ryan Bethea* (SC) 689
9. Billy Davis (CIN) 626
10. Dan Bitson (TLS) 608
11. Willie Culpepper (LALAF) 586
12. Danny Smith* (SC) 576
13. Darryl Tillman (SMS) 548
14. Reggie Williams* (PITT) 535
  Roosevelt Mukes (CIN) 535
16. Joey Hamilton (LOU) 490
17. Herb Gainer (FLST) 478
18. Steve Johnson (VATECH) 475
19. Kurt Latell (AKR) 466
20. Steve Sanders (CIN) 428

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Tommy Kane (SYR) 22.0
2. Darryl Tillman (SMS) 21.9
3. Tim Brown (NDAME) 21.7
4. Dan Bitson (TLS) 21.0
5. Joey Hamilton (LOU) 20.4
6. Willie Culpepper (LALAF) 18.9
7. Steve Sanders (CIN) 18.6
8. Ronald Lewis (FLST) 18.2
9. Tom Waddle (BC) 18.2
10. Reggie Williams* (PITT) 17.3
11. Danny Smith* (SC) 16.9
12. Darren Flutie (BC) 16.4
13. Pat Kelly (SYR) 16.3
14. Michael Irvin (MIAFL) 16.2
15. Herb Gainer (FLST) 15.9
16. Marc Zeno (TLN) 15.7
17. Erick Harrison (TLS) 15.7
18. Ryan Bethea* (SC) 15.3
19. Billy Davis (CIN) 15.3
20. Anthony Cummings (LOU) 15.0

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Craig Heyward* (PITT) 409
2. Blair Thomas (PAST) 291
3. Todd McNair (TEMP) 267
4. Harold Green* (SC) 258
5. Jim Bell (BC) 232
6. Shelton Gandy (SMS) 230
7. Al McKinney (CIN) 229
8. Derek Alston (AKR) 180
9. Sammie Smith (FLST) 178
10. Anthony Brown (WV) 173
11. Warren Williams (MIAFL) 165
12. Wayne Pryor (MEM) 164
13. Henry Henderson (RUT) 163
14. Anthony Simpson (ECAR) 162
15. Mark Green (NDAME) 159
16. Marshall Taylor (NIL) 157
17. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 154
18. Alton Grizzard (NAVY) 152
19. Deon Booker (LOU) 151
20. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 150

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Craig Heyward* (PITT) 1998
2. Blair Thomas (PAST) 1714
3. Sammie Smith (FLST) 1358
4. Harold Green* (SC) 1282
5. Marc Zeno (TLN) 1206
6. Jim Bell (BC) 1197
7. Todd McNair (TEMP) 1170
8. Al McKinney (CIN) 1114
9. Shelton Gandy (SMS) 1046
10. Tim Brown (NDAME) 990
11. Warren Williams (MIAFL) 982
12. Sterling Sharpe* (SC) 980
13. Robert Drummond (SYR) 976
14. Mark Green (NDAME) 959
15. Tommy Kane (SYR) 953
16. Dexter Carter (FLST) 895
17. Anthony Brown (WV) 890
18. Henry Henderson (RUT) 873
19. Wayne Pryor (MEM) 859
20. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 849

Total Plays

1. Todd Ellis* (SC) 527
2. Terrence Jones (TLN) 457
3. Jay Gruden (LOU) 453
4. Craig Heyward* (PITT) 389
5. Andy Kubik (AKR) 370
6. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 364
7. Don McPherson (SYR) 339
8. Mike Power (BC) 335
9. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 331
10. Danny McCoin (CIN) 328
11. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 323
12. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 306
13. Marshall Taylor (NIL) 296
14. Matt Knizner (PAST) 280
15. Danny McManus (FLST) 276
16. Scott Erney (RUT) 275
17. Blair Thomas (PAST) 269
  Major Harris (WV) 269
19. Travis Hunter (ECAR) 264
20. Brett Favre (SMS) 251

Total Yards

1. Todd Ellis* (SC) 3016
2. Terrence Jones (TLN) 2934
3. Don McPherson (SYR) 2571
4. Jay Gruden (LOU) 2291
5. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 2241
6. Danny McManus (FLST) 1950
  Danny McCoin (CIN) 1950
8. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 1902
9. Mike Power (BC) 1892
10. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 1867
11. Marshall Taylor (NIL) 1865
12. Craig Heyward* (PITT) 1853
13. Andy Kubik (AKR) 1695
14. Major Harris (WV) 1658
15. Travis Hunter (ECAR) 1478
16. Brett Favre (SMS) 1433
17. Blair Thomas (PAST) 1414
18. Matt Knizner (PAST) 1386
19. Scott Erney (RUT) 1270
20. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 1246

Total Yards Per Play

1. Todd Ellis* (SC) 5.7

Total Touchdowns

1. Terrence Jones (TLN) 28
2. Don McPherson (SYR) 27
3. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 20
4. Jay Gruden (LOU) 18
5. Danny McCoin (CIN) 17
6. Major Harris (WV) 16
  Brett Favre (SMS) 16
8. Danny McManus (FLST) 15
  Dayne Williams (FLST) 15
  Mike Power (BC) 15
  Harold Green* (SC) 15
  Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 15
  Tory Crawford (ARMY) 15
14. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 13
  Craig Heyward* (PITT) 13
  Andy Kubik (AKR) 13
17. Erik Chapman (VATECH) 12
18. Marshall Taylor (NIL) 11
  Anthony Johnson (NDAME) 11
  Blair Thomas (PAST) 11