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1987 Independent Rushing Stats

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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)

  • Plsyers sorted by Yds/Att (minimum 6.25 Att/G).
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65 Players

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Sammie Smith Florida State 172 1230 7.2 7 6 128 21.3 2 178 1358 7.6 9
2 Robert Drummond Syracuse 124 828 6.7 6 16 148 9.3 0 140 976 7.0 6
3 Michael Owens Syracuse 88 542 6.2 4 9 147 16.3 2 97 689 7.1 6
4 Reggie McKinney East Carolina 78 486 6.2 1 2 18 9.0 0 80 504 6.3 1
5 Leonard Cry Cincinnati 69 420 6.1 1 11 35 3.2 0 80 455 5.7 1
6 Mark Green Notre Dame 146 861 5.9 6 13 98 7.5 0 159 959 6.0 6
7 Dexter Carter Florida State 116 679 5.9 6 19 216 11.4 1 135 895 6.6 7
8 Mike Botti Rutgers 72 397 5.5 1 11 72 6.5 0 83 469 5.7 1
9 Henry Henderson Rutgers 158 846 5.4 4 5 27 5.4 0 163 873 5.4 4
10 Ricky Watters Notre Dame 69 373 5.4 3 6 70 11.7 0 75 443 5.9 3
11 Blair Thomas Penn State 268 1414 5.3 11 23 300 13.0 2 291 1714 5.9 13
12 Marshall Taylor Northern Illinois 157 826 5.3 7 157 826 5.3 7
13 Daryl Johnston Syracuse 116 614 5.3 4 6 87 14.5 1 122 701 5.7 5
14 John Greene Penn State 90 473 5.3 8 9 82 9.1 0 99 555 5.6 8
15 Undra Johnson West Virginia 115 593 5.2 4 115 593 5.2 4
16 Brian Mitchell Louisiana-Lafayette 150 767 5.1 9 150 767 5.1 9
17 Mike Mayweather Army 149 762 5.1 5 5 87 17.4 1 154 849 5.5 6
18 Melvin Adams Tulane 83 421 5.1 3 9 99 11.0 0 92 520 5.7 3
19 Marvin Allen Tulane 73 369 5.1 10 26 317 12.2 1 99 686 6.9 11
20 Warren Williams Miami (FL) 135 673 5.0 5 30 309 10.3 1 165 982 6.0 6
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Deon Booker Louisville 135 671 5.0 4 16 153 9.6 0 151 824 5.5 4
22 Andy Peterson Army 96 466 4.9 5 2 15 7.5 0 98 481 4.9 5
23 Jim Bell Boston College 213 1015 4.8 3 19 182 9.6 1 232 1197 5.2 4
24 Anthony Brown West Virginia 167 808 4.8 4 6 82 13.7 0 173 890 5.1 4
25 Jon Jeffries Virginia Tech 125 599 4.8 3 8 77 9.6 0 133 676 5.1 3
26 Chuck Smith Navy 87 415 4.8 1 3 56 18.7 0 90 471 5.2 1
27 Derrick Ellison Tulsa 126 593 4.7 4 11 93 8.5 1 137 686 5.0 5
28 Anthony Johnson Notre Dame 78 366 4.7 11 4 110 27.5 0 82 476 5.8 11
29 Keith Hurley Northern Illinois 71 333 4.7 4 22 293 13.3 1 93 626 6.7 5
30 Craig Heyward* Pittsburgh 387 1791 4.6 12 22 207 9.4 1 409 1998 4.9 13
31 Shelton Gandy Southern Mississippi 225 1025 4.6 6 5 21 4.2 0 230 1046 4.5 6
32 Al McKinney Cincinnati 208 950 4.6 5 21 164 7.8 0 229 1114 4.9 5
33 Tim Peshek Northern Illinois 129 593 4.6 5 1 11 11.0 0 130 604 4.6 5
34 John Motton Akron 95 436 4.6 3 10 90 9.0 0 105 526 5.0 3
35 Curtis Stephens Rutgers 78 359 4.6 5 9 37 4.1 0 87 396 4.6 5
36 Harold Green* South Carolina 229 1022 4.5 15 29 260 9.0 1 258 1282 5.0 16
37 Wayne Pryor Memphis 145 647 4.5 5 19 212 11.2 3 164 859 5.2 8
38 James Bradley Navy 95 426 4.5 1 2 38 19.0 0 97 464 4.8 1
39 Gerald White Memphis 93 422 4.5 3 3 19 6.3 0 96 441 4.6 3
40 Anthony Simpson East Carolina 153 670 4.4 7 9 90 10.0 0 162 760 4.7 7
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
41 Ben Barnett Army 141 623 4.4 2 1 11 11.0 0 142 634 4.5 2
42 Steve McKinney Louisiana-Lafayette 112 489 4.4 1 6 146 24.3 1 118 635 5.4 2
43 Derek Alston Akron 160 689 4.3 1 20 144 7.2 2 180 833 4.6 3
44 Rodney Taylor Northern Illinois 103 442 4.3 5 9 100 11.1 1 112 542 4.8 6
45 Todd McNair Temple 249 1058 4.2 6 18 112 6.2 0 267 1170 4.4 6
46 Tory Crawford Army 135 571 4.2 10 135 571 4.2 10
47 Major Harris West Virginia 121 512 4.2 6 121 512 4.2 6
48 Melvin Bratton Miami (FL) 119 473 4.0 9 26 364 14.0 2 145 837 5.8 11
49 Tom Quinn Temple 94 365 3.9 1 3 15 5.0 0 97 380 3.9 1
50 Cobby Morrison Tulsa 86 336 3.9 1 24 166 6.9 0 110 502 4.6 1
51 Rodney Knighton Louisville 74 292 3.9 4 43 409 9.5 6 117 701 6.0 10
52 Earnie Jones Virginia Tech 100 376 3.8 2 5 46 9.2 1 105 422 4.0 3
53 Tony Rice Notre Dame 89 337 3.8 7 89 337 3.8 7
54 Dayne Williams Florida State 71 272 3.8 15 12 113 9.4 0 83 385 4.6 15
55 Rodney Hunter Tulane 102 370 3.6 2 7 51 7.3 0 109 421 3.9 2
56 Alton Grizzard Navy 152 519 3.4 4 152 519 3.4 4
57 Travis Hunter East Carolina 109 371 3.4 5 109 371 3.4 5
58 Curtis Brown Navy 96 317 3.3 3 2 19 9.5 0 98 336 3.4 3
59 Brett Adams Tulsa 77 244 3.2 0 31 216 7.0 1 108 460 4.3 1
60 Tim Jones Memphis 87 269 3.1 2 1 11 11.0 0 88 280 3.2 2
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
61 Terrence Jones Tulane 138 383 2.8 8 138 383 2.8 8
62 Don McPherson Syracuse 110 230 2.1 5 1 7 7.0 1 111 237 2.1 6
63 Erik Chapman Virginia Tech 92 -94 -1.0 2 92 -94 -1.0 2
64 Mike Power Boston College 102 -179 -1.8 5 102 -179 -1.8 5
65 Todd Ellis* South Carolina 95 -190 -2.0 0 95 -190 -2.0 0