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1989 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 147-126-11, .537 W-L% (5th 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)

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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Total Yards Per Play

1. Peter Tom Willis (Florida State) 8.0
2. Brian Mitchell (Louisiana-Lafayette) 6.0

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Jeff Sweitzer (Akron) 2

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Tony Smith (Southern Mississippi) 2
  Raghib Ismail (Notre Dame) 2