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1989 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 147-126-11, .537 W-L% (6th of 10) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 0.82 (7th of 10) ▪ SOS: -0.06 (7th of 10)

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

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Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Notre Dame 12 1 0 .923 0 0 0 32.8 14.5 21.34 7.96
Miami (FL) 11 1 0 .917 0 0 0 35.5 10.6 20.29 3.04
Florida State 10 2 0 .833 0 0 0 35.3 16.6 21.39 7.64
Northern Illinois 9 2 0 .818 0 0 0 31.3 24.5 -2.81 -8.54
Penn State 8 3 1 .708 0 0 0 21.6 14.1 11.41 4.83
Pittsburgh 8 3 1 .708 0 0 0 27.8 22.3 7.74 1.90
West Virginia 8 3 1 .708 0 0 0 28.3 18.4 7.81 1.23
Syracuse 8 4 0 .667 0 0 0 23.8 20.2 5.52 1.35
Louisiana-Lafayette 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 21.9 21.1 -2.63 -4.63
Akron 6 4 1 .591 0 0 0 26.9 21.9 -6.72 -10.18
South Carolina 6 4 1 .591 0 0 0 20.7 22.7 4.27 4.72
Virginia Tech 6 4 1 .591 0 0 0 18.5 16.4 6.36 2.91
Louisiana Tech 5 4 1 .550 0 0 0 28.3 26.5 -1.01 -3.41
Army 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 28.7 19.3 -0.52 -6.15
Louisville 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 28.4 20.2 2.14 -2.86
East Carolina 5 5 1 .500 0 0 0 27.4 26.0 -2.25 -1.61
Tulsa 6 6 0 .500 0 0 0 25.2 22.6 -3.15 -4.57
Southern Mississippi 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 21.8 22.9 2.59 4.50
Tulane 4 8 0 .333 0 0 0 20.6 28.1 -3.76 1.75
Navy 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 13.2 24.7 -9.97 -0.24
Rutgers 2 7 2 .273 0 0 0 22.3 29.0 -9.60 -2.42
Boston College 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 18.8 23.0 -4.68 1.33
Memphis 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 15.8 30.7 -11.51 1.31
Cincinnati 1 9 1 .136 0 0 0 10.1 34.5 -17.46 -3.37
Temple 1 10 0 .091 0 0 0 12.8 35.2 -14.24 1.95

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 12/5 12/12 Final
Miami (FL) 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 7 7 7 7 4 2 2 1
Notre Dame 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 4 4 2
Florida State 6 16     25 22 19 14 9 6 5 5 5 6 5 5 3
Penn State 11 12         23 17 14 16 13 17 22 18 18 18 15
Pittsburgh 20 23 14 13 10 8 9 8 7 14 14 19 19 24 24 23 17
West Virginia 17 17 12 9 9 9 20 18 15 13 19 18 17 17 17 17 21
South Carolina             24 24 25                
Southern Mississippi   18                              
Syracuse 13 14 11 10 18 17                      

8 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1990-01-01 Fiesta Bowl Florida State 41 Nebraska 17 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1990-01-01 Orange Bowl Notre Dame 21 Colorado 6 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1990-01-01 Sugar Bowl Miami (FL) 33 Alabama 25 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1989-12-30 Gator Bowl Clemson 27 West Virginia 7 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1989-12-30 Peach Bowl Syracuse 19 Georgia 18 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1989-12-30 Sun Bowl Pittsburgh 31 Texas A&M 28 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1989-12-29 Holiday Bowl Penn State 50 Brigham Young 39 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
1989-12-16 Independence Bowl Oregon 27 Tulsa 24 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Deron Smith (TLN) 237
2. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 211
3. Scott Erney (RUT) 208
4. Brett Favre (SMS) 206
5. Browning Nagle (LOU) 187
6. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 172
7. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 155
8. Gene Johnson (LATECH) 147
  Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 147
10. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 143

Pass Attempts

1. Deron Smith (TLN) 423
2. Brett Favre (SMS) 381
3. Scott Erney (RUT) 374
4. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 346
5. Browning Nagle (LOU) 334
6. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 312
7. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 308
8. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 307
9. Mike Johnson (AKR) 299
10. Gene Johnson (LATECH) 296

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Bill Scharr (SYR) 63.3
2. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 61.0
3. Major Harris* (WV) 58.0
4. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 57.1
5. Deron Smith (TLN) 56.0
6. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 56.0
7. Browning Nagle (LOU) 56.0
8. Scott Erney (RUT) 55.6
9. Todd Ellis (SC) 55.1
10. Brett Favre (SMS) 54.1

Passing Yards

1. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 3124
2. Deron Smith (TLN) 2613
3. Brett Favre (SMS) 2588
4. Scott Erney (RUT) 2536
5. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 2527
6. Browning Nagle (LOU) 2503
7. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 2292
8. Major Harris* (WV) 2058
9. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 2007
10. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 1966

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bill Scharr (SYR) 9.6
2. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 9.0
3. Major Harris* (WV) 8.4
4. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 8.2
5. Browning Nagle (LOU) 7.5
6. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 7.5
7. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 7.4
8. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 7.4
9. Todd Ellis (SC) 7.3
10. Brett Favre (SMS) 6.8

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 9.0
2. Bill Scharr (SYR) 8.6
3. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 8.0
4. Major Harris* (WV) 7.8
5. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 7.6
6. Browning Nagle (LOU) 7.1
7. Todd Ellis (SC) 7.0
8. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 6.4
9. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 6.4
10. Brett Favre (SMS) 6.3

Passing Touchdowns

1. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 22
2. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 20
3. Deron Smith (TLN) 18
4. Major Harris* (WV) 17
5. Browning Nagle (LOU) 16
  Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 16
7. Scott Erney (RUT) 15
  Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 15
  Travis Hunter (ECAR) 15
10. Brett Favre (SMS) 14

Passing Interceptions

1. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 17
  Scott Erney (RUT) 17
3. Deron Smith (TLN) 16
4. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 13
5. Glenn Farkas (CIN) 12
6. Major Harris* (WV) 11
  Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 11
  Willie Hicks (BC) 11
  Victor Lay (TEMP) 11
  Mark Kamphaus (BC) 11
  Mike Johnson (AKR) 11
  Travis Hunter (ECAR) 11

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bill Scharr (SYR) 152.2
2. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 150.7
3. Major Harris* (WV) 142.4
4. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 134.1
5. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 132.5
6. Browning Nagle (LOU) 128.8
7. Todd Ellis (SC) 128.0
8. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 125.8
9. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 125.4
10. Brett Favre (SMS) 118.0

Rush Attempts

1. Derrick Douglas (LATECH) 281
2. Blair Thomas (PAST) 264
3. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 239
4. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 237
5. Brett Adams (TLS) 224
6. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 223
7. Michael Owens (SYR) 211
8. Curvin Richards (PITT) 209
9. Harold Green (SC) 201
10. Marvin Cox (MEM) 193

Rushing Yards

1. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 1443
2. Blair Thomas (PAST) 1341
3. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 1311
4. Derrick Douglas (LATECH) 1232
5. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 1177
6. Curvin Richards (PITT) 1126
7. Brett Adams (TLS) 1071
8. Michael Owens (SYR) 1018
9. Harold Green (SC) 989
10. Major Harris* (WV) 936

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ricky Watters (NDAME) 6.7
2. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 6.5
3. Calvin Cass (ARMY) 6.4
4. Major Harris* (WV) 6.0
5. Willie McMillian (ARMY) 6.0
6. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 5.5
7. Curvin Richards (PITT) 5.4
8. Dexter Carter (FLST) 5.2
9. Derek Alston (AKR) 5.2
10. Tony Rice (NDAME) 5.1

Receiving Yards

1. Dan Bitson (TLS) 1425
2. Rob Moore (SYR) 1064
3. Jerome McIntosh (TLN) 899
4. Henry Tuten (PITT) 879
5. Reggie Rembert* (WV) 850
6. Dale Dawkins (MIAFL) 833
7. Bobby Slaughter (LATECH) 832
8. Walter Wilson (ECAR) 771
9. Wesley Carroll (MIAFL) 770
10. Rob Carpenter (SYR) 761

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Randy Jackson (RUT) 28.5
2. Henry Tuten (PITT) 23.8
3. Rob Moore (SYR) 20.1
4. Raghib Ismail (NDAME) 19.8
  Ronald Lewis (FLST) 19.8
6. Dan Bitson (TLS) 19.5
7. Rob Carpenter (SYR) 18.6
8. Eugene Rowell (SMS) 18.1
9. Reggie Rembert* (WV) 18.1
10. Lawrence Dawsey (FLST) 18.0

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Derrick Douglas (LATECH) 294
2. Blair Thomas (PAST) 282
3. Brett Adams (TLS) 253
4. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 241
5. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 237
6. Michael Owens (SYR) 229
7. Curvin Richards (PITT) 228
8. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 223
9. Harold Green (SC) 212
10. Marvin Cox (MEM) 202

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Blair Thomas (PAST) 1459
2. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 1443
3. Dan Bitson (TLS) 1441
4. Derrick Douglas (LATECH) 1366
5. Curvin Richards (PITT) 1347
6. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 1311
7. Brett Adams (TLS) 1274
8. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 1223
9. Carwell Gardner (LOU) 1209
10. Michael Owens (SYR) 1118

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 19
  Stacey Robinson (NIL) 19
3. Dan Bitson (TLS) 16
4. Anthony Johnson (NDAME) 13
  Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 13
  Derrick Douglas (LATECH) 13
7. Carwell Gardner (LOU) 12
8. Reggie Rembert* (WV) 11
  Rickey Bradley (SMS) 11
  Calvin Cass (ARMY) 11

Total Plays

1. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 549
2. Deron Smith (TLN) 530
3. Scott Erney (RUT) 443
4. Brett Favre (SMS) 424
5. Mike Johnson (AKR) 412
6. Major Harris* (WV) 400
7. Browning Nagle (LOU) 386
8. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 377
9. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 353
10. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 351

Total Yards

1. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 3277
2. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 3004
3. Major Harris* (WV) 2994
4. Deron Smith (TLN) 2756
5. Scott Erney (RUT) 2675
6. Brett Favre (SMS) 2563
7. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 2436
8. Browning Nagle (LOU) 2382
9. T.J. Rubley (TLS) 2351
10. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 2306

Total Yards Per Play

1. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 8.0
2. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 6.0

Total Touchdowns

1. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 25
2. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 24
3. Major Harris* (WV) 23
4. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 22
  Deron Smith (TLN) 22
  T.J. Rubley (TLS) 22
7. Travis Hunter (ECAR) 19
8. Browning Nagle (LOU) 18
  Scott Erney (RUT) 18
  Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 18