You Are Here > > > > 1988

1988 Independent Year Summary

Previous Year ▪ Next Year

Record: 162-121-0, .572 W-L% (5th of 10) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 3.09 (4th of 10) ▪ SOS: 0.83 (6th of 10)

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

Support us without the ads? Go Ad-Free!

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Notre Dame 12 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 32.8 13.0 24.35 7.68
Florida State 11 1 0 .917 0 0 0 37.9 14.3 20.49 4.24
Miami (FL) 11 1 0 .917 0 0 0 34.8 9.7 24.08 6.16
West Virginia 11 1 0 .917 0 0 0 41.1 17.3 19.06 1.31
Southern Mississippi 10 2 0 .833 0 0 0 29.4 23.7 7.56 0.06
Syracuse 10 2 0 .833 0 0 0 28.4 15.8 14.61 3.28
Army 9 3 0 .750 0 0 0 28.0 18.8 2.06 -4.94
Louisville 8 3 0 .727 0 0 0 23.7 22.3 1.85 -1.78
South Carolina 8 4 0 .667 0 0 0 19.3 18.7 5.03 1.53
Northern Illinois 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 14.1 16.8 -9.13 -9.59
Louisiana-Lafayette 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 26.9 20.4 -1.12 -5.21
Memphis 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 20.5 18.6 -0.18 -2.18
Pittsburgh 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 27.3 16.6 8.88 4.60
Akron 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 21.2 19.5 -9.97 -9.70
Penn State 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 21.0 18.3 7.38 6.29
Rutgers 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 24.8 23.2 3.13 2.22
Tulane 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 22.8 30.4 -6.62 -0.52
Louisiana Tech 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 16.8 32.0 -6.93 -1.38
Temple 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 18.8 28.8 -3.97 2.58
Tulsa 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 23.1 28.9 -1.38 1.80
Boston College 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 21.5 29.6 -2.36 5.19
Cincinnati 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 18.3 34.5 -11.56 -0.29
East Carolina 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 25.5 29.5 -1.53 5.20
Navy 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 20.1 24.9 -5.12 -1.12
Virginia Tech 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 16.0 24.0 -1.34 5.39

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/30 9/6 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 12/6 Final
Notre Dame 13 13 13 8 8 5 5 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Miami (FL) 8 6 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2
Florida State 1 1 10 10 9 6 6 5 7 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 3
West Virginia 16 16 12 12 11 7 7 6 6 7 4 4 4 4 3 3 5
Syracuse                 19 16 16 15 14 19 18 17 13
Penn State 20 20 18 16 15                        
Pittsburgh         16                        
South Carolina 19 19 16 14 14 8 8 8 18 17 15            

7 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1989-01-02 Fiesta Bowl Notre Dame 34 West Virginia 21 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1989-01-02 Hall of Fame Bowl Syracuse 23 Louisiana State 10 Hall of Fame Bowl (Tampa, FL)
1989-01-02 Orange Bowl Miami (FL) 23 Nebraska 3 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1989-01-02 Sugar Bowl Florida State 13 Auburn 7 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1988-12-28 Liberty Bowl Indiana 34 South Carolina 10 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1988-12-24 Sun Bowl Alabama 29 Army 28 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1988-12-23 Independence Bowl Southern Mississippi 38 Texas-El Paso 18 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

Read more about our data coverage. ▪ An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.

Pass Completions

1. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 233
2. Jay Gruden (LOU) 224
3. Todd Ellis* (SC) 198
4. Scott Erney (RUT) 188
5. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 182
6. Brett Favre (SMS) 178
7. Terrence Jones (TLN) 162
8. Mike Johnson (AKR) 142
9. Todd Philcox (SYR) 141
10. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 129

Pass Attempts

1. Todd Ellis* (SC) 391
2. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 390
3. Jay Gruden (LOU) 382
4. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 374
5. Scott Erney (RUT) 339
6. Terrence Jones (TLN) 329
7. Brett Favre (SMS) 319
8. Mike Johnson (AKR) 299
9. Will Furrer (VATECH) 279
10. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 273

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Mark Kamphaus (BC) 63.3
2. Chip Ferguson (FLST) 62.9
3. Todd Philcox (SYR) 60.3
4. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 59.7
5. Jay Gruden (LOU) 58.6
6. Major Harris* (WV) 56.5
7. Glenn Farkas (CIN) 55.9
8. Brett Favre (SMS) 55.8
9. Scott Erney (RUT) 55.5
10. Matt Baker (TEMP) 52.3

Passing Yards

1. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 3115
2. Jay Gruden (LOU) 2605
3. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 2497
4. Todd Ellis* (SC) 2353
5. Terrence Jones (TLN) 2305
6. Brett Favre (SMS) 2271
7. Mike Johnson (AKR) 2170
8. Scott Erney (RUT) 2123
9. Todd Philcox (SYR) 2076
10. Major Harris* (WV) 1915

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Major Harris* (WV) 10.3
2. Todd Philcox (SYR) 8.9
3. Chip Ferguson (FLST) 8.8
4. Mark Kamphaus (BC) 8.4
5. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 8.0
6. Matt Baker (TEMP) 8.0
7. Darnell Dickerson (PITT) 7.5
8. Mike Johnson (AKR) 7.3
9. Brett Favre (SMS) 7.1
10. Terrence Jones (TLN) 7.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Major Harris* (WV) 9.9
2. Todd Philcox (SYR) 8.1
3. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 8.1
4. Chip Ferguson (FLST) 7.9
5. Brett Favre (SMS) 7.4
6. Matt Baker (TEMP) 7.0
7. Mark Kamphaus (BC) 6.7
8. Darnell Dickerson (PITT) 6.5
9. Mike Johnson (AKR) 5.7
10. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 5.7

Passing Touchdowns

1. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 29
2. Jay Gruden (LOU) 17
  T.J. Rubley (TLS) 17
4. Brett Favre (SMS) 16
  Chip Ferguson (FLST) 16
  Todd Philcox (SYR) 16
7. Matt Baker (TEMP) 15
  Terrence Jones (TLN) 15
9. Major Harris* (WV) 14
10. Scott Erney (RUT) 13

Passing Interceptions

1. Todd Ellis* (SC) 21
2. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 20
3. Terrence Jones (TLN) 18
  Jay Gruden (LOU) 18
5. Will Furrer (VATECH) 16
6. Scott Erney (RUT) 15
  Mike Johnson (AKR) 15
8. Gene Johnson (LATECH) 13
9. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 12
10. Matt Baker (TEMP) 11
  Chip Ferguson (FLST) 11
  Todd Philcox (SYR) 11

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Major Harris* (WV) 159.2
2. Chip Ferguson (FLST) 153.0
3. Todd Philcox (SYR) 147.9
4. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 145.2
5. Mark Kamphaus (BC) 136.9
6. Matt Baker (TEMP) 133.6
7. Brett Favre (SMS) 129.0
8. Jay Gruden (LOU) 121.2
9. Darnell Dickerson (PITT) 115.2
10. Glenn Farkas (CIN) 114.6

Rush Attempts

1. Deon Booker (LOU) 217
2. Curvin Richards (PITT) 207
3. Adam Dach (NIL) 192
4. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 191
5. Todd McNair (TEMP) 187
6. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 180
7. Anthony Brown* (WV) 178
8. Shelton Gandy (SMS) 170
9. Tim James (ECAR) 168
  Al McKinney (CIN) 168

Rushing Yards

1. Curvin Richards (PITT) 1228
2. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 1022
3. Deon Booker (LOU) 1011
4. Anthony Brown* (WV) 962
5. Adam Dach (NIL) 906
6. Al McKinney (CIN) 829
7. Tim James (ECAR) 787
8. Todd McNair (TEMP) 761
9. Bryan McWilliams (ARMY) 749
10. Robert Drummond (SYR) 747

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Robert Drummond (SYR) 6.0
2. Curvin Richards (PITT) 5.9
3. Reggie McKinney (ECAR) 5.9
4. Tony Rice (NDAME) 5.8
5. Tony Brooks (NDAME) 5.7
6. Anthony Brown* (WV) 5.4
7. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 5.4
8. Bryan McWilliams (ARMY) 5.3
9. Sammie Smith (FLST) 5.3
10. Mike Sanders (BC) 5.2

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 15
2. Undra Johnson* (WV) 11
3. Craig Taylor* (WV) 10
4. Deon Booker (LOU) 9
  Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 9
  Tony Rice (NDAME) 9
7. Curvin Richards (PITT) 8
  Bryan McWilliams (ARMY) 8
9. Cleveland Gary (MIAFL) 7
  Anthony Brown* (WV) 7
  Shelton Gandy (SMS) 7
  Sam Gash (PAST) 7
  Ed Toner (BC) 7
  Rickey Bradley (SMS) 7
  Mark Green (NDAME) 7

Receptions

1. Tom Waddle (BC) 70
2. Cleveland Gary (MIAFL) 57
3. Dan Bitson (TLS) 52
  Jerome McIntosh (TLN) 52
5. Bobby Slaughter (LATECH) 49
6. Eric Young (RUT) 48
7. Andre Brown (MIAFL) 47
8. Rob Moore (SYR) 44
  Leonard Thomas (AKR) 44
10. Deon Booker (LOU) 41
  Deval Glover (SYR) 41

Receiving Yards

1. Dan Bitson (TLS) 1138
2. Jerome McIntosh (TLN) 908
3. Tom Waddle (BC) 902
4. Rob Moore (SYR) 797
5. Andre Brown (MIAFL) 746
6. Marcus Cherry (BC) 717
7. Cleveland Gary (MIAFL) 655
8. Leonard Thomas (AKR) 654
9. Bobby Slaughter (LATECH) 623
10. Calvin Phillips* (WV) 611

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Calvin Phillips* (WV) 25.5
2. Reggie Rembert* (WV) 22.4
3. Dan Bitson (TLS) 21.9
4. Marcus Cherry (BC) 19.4
5. Rob Moore (SYR) 18.1
6. Ronald Lewis (FLST) 17.9
7. Tracy Ellerbe (AKR) 17.8
8. Kurt Latell (AKR) 17.8
9. Willie Culpepper (LALAF) 17.7
10. Rich Drayton (TEMP) 17.7

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Deon Booker (LOU) 258
2. Curvin Richards (PITT) 209
3. Todd McNair (TEMP) 206
4. Harold Green* (SC) 200
5. Al McKinney (CIN) 199
6. Adam Dach (NIL) 192
  Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 192
8. Mike Botti (RUT) 185
9. Anthony Brown* (WV) 182
10. Tim James (ECAR) 181

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Deon Booker (LOU) 1402
2. Curvin Richards (PITT) 1257
3. Cleveland Gary (MIAFL) 1135
4. Dan Bitson (TLS) 1134
5. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 1070
6. Al McKinney (CIN) 1028
7. Mike Botti (RUT) 1001
8. Anthony Brown* (WV) 999
9. Harold Green* (SC) 921
10. Tim James (ECAR) 917
  Jerome McIntosh (TLN) 917

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 15
2. Undra Johnson* (WV) 12
  Deon Booker (LOU) 12
4. Rob Moore (SYR) 11
  Cleveland Gary (MIAFL) 11
6. Lawrence Dawsey (FLST) 10
  Craig Taylor* (WV) 10
  Reggie Rembert* (WV) 10
9. Dan Bitson (TLS) 9
  Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 9
  Tony Rice (NDAME) 9

Total Plays

1. Terrence Jones (TLN) 493
2. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 453
3. Jay Gruden (LOU) 438
4. Todd Ellis* (SC) 429
5. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 419
6. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 405
7. Mike Johnson (AKR) 402
8. Scott Erney (RUT) 381
9. Brett Favre (SMS) 370
10. Darnell Dickerson (PITT) 339

Total Yards

1. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 3082
2. Terrence Jones (TLN) 2759
3. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 2550
4. Major Harris* (WV) 2525
5. Mike Johnson (AKR) 2432
6. Jay Gruden (LOU) 2423
7. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 2416
8. Brett Favre (SMS) 2256
9. Scott Erney (RUT) 2192
10. Todd Ellis* (SC) 2165

Total Yards Per Play

1. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 7.6

Total Touchdowns

1. Steve Walsh (MIAFL) 29
2. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 23
3. Terrence Jones (TLN) 20
  Major Harris* (WV) 20
5. Jay Gruden (LOU) 18
6. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 17
  Tony Rice (NDAME) 17
8. Brett Favre (SMS) 16
  Mike Johnson (AKR) 16
  Todd Philcox (SYR) 16
  Chip Ferguson (FLST) 16