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2002 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 35-36, .493 W-L% (7th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -2.87 (7th of 12) ▪ SOS: -2.35 (8th of 12)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Notre Dame)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
South Florida 9 2 .818 30.8 18.5 7.11 -2.71
Notre Dame 10 3 .769 22.3 16.7 10.89 5.51
Connecticut 6 6 .500 31.1 22.5 -0.75 -5.00
Utah State 4 7 .364 27.7 39.3 -11.97 -3.34
Troy 4 8 .333 18.2 21.0 -10.29 -6.62
Navy 2 10 .167 24.2 36.3 -12.20 -1.95

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/26 9/2 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
Notre Dame     23 20 12 10 9 8 7 6 4 9 9 8 7 11 11 17

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2003-01-01 Gator Bowl North Carolina State 28 Notre Dame 6 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Jose Fuentes (UTST) 246
2. Marquel Blackwell (SFL) 230
3. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 221
4. Carlyle Holiday* (NDAME) 129
5. Hansell Bearden (TROY) 125
6. Craig Candeto (NAVY) 51
7. Pat Dillingham* (NDAME) 41
8. Aaron Polanco (NAVY) 21
9. Ronnie Banks (SFL) 11
10. Jermell Williams (CT) 8
Pass Attempts
1. Jose Fuentes (UTST) 454
2. Marquel Blackwell (SFL) 403
3. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 366
4. Hansell Bearden (TROY) 288
5. Carlyle Holiday* (NDAME) 257
6. Craig Candeto (NAVY) 103
7. Pat Dillingham* (NDAME) 81
8. Aaron Polanco (NAVY) 47
9. Ronnie Banks (SFL) 18
10. Jermell Williams (CT) 15
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 60.4
2. Marquel Blackwell (SFL) 57.1
3. Jose Fuentes (UTST) 54.2
4. Carlyle Holiday* (NDAME) 50.2
5. Hansell Bearden (TROY) 43.4
Passing Yards
1. Jose Fuentes (UTST) 3268
2. Marquel Blackwell (SFL) 2590
3. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 2488
4. Carlyle Holiday* (NDAME) 1788
5. Hansell Bearden (TROY) 1463
6. Craig Candeto (NAVY) 843
7. Pat Dillingham* (NDAME) 434
8. Aaron Polanco (NAVY) 253
9. Ronnie Banks (SFL) 182
10. Jermell Williams (CT) 136
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jose Fuentes (UTST) 7.2
2. Carlyle Holiday* (NDAME) 7.0
3. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 6.8
4. Marquel Blackwell (SFL) 6.4
5. Hansell Bearden (TROY) 5.1
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Marquel Blackwell (SFL) 7.0
2. Carlyle Holiday* (NDAME) 6.9
3. Jose Fuentes (UTST) 6.6
4. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 6.5
5. Hansell Bearden (TROY) 3.0
Passing Touchdowns
1. Jose Fuentes (UTST) 20
2. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 19
3. Marquel Blackwell (SFL) 18
4. Carlyle Holiday* (NDAME) 10
5. Hansell Bearden (TROY) 6
6. Craig Candeto (NAVY) 5
7. Ronnie Banks (SFL) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Hansell Bearden (TROY) 16
2. Jose Fuentes (UTST) 15
3. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 11
4. Pat Dillingham* (NDAME) 7
5. Carlyle Holiday* (NDAME) 5
6. Aaron Polanco (NAVY) 4
  Craig Candeto (NAVY) 4
8. Marquel Blackwell (SFL) 3
9. David Mullins (SFL) 2
  Matt Ray (TROY) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 128.6
2. Marquel Blackwell (SFL) 124.3
3. Jose Fuentes (UTST) 122.6
4. Carlyle Holiday* (NDAME) 117.6
5. Hansell Bearden (TROY) 81.8
Rush Attempts
1. Ryan Grant* (NDAME) 261
2. Terry Caulley (CT) 220
3. LeBarron Black (TROY) 210
  Labarron Black (TROY) 210
5. Craig Candeto (NAVY) 177
6. Kyle Eckel (NAVY) 144
7. James Samuel (UTST) 120
8. Dewhitt Betterson (TROY) 101
9. Hansell Bearden (TROY) 98
10. Vince Brewer (SFL) 95
Rushing Yards
1. Terry Caulley (CT) 1247
2. Ryan Grant* (NDAME) 1085
3. Craig Candeto (NAVY) 775
4. LeBarron Black (TROY) 757
  Labarron Black (TROY) 757
6. Dewhitt Betterson (TROY) 711
7. James Samuel (UTST) 633
8. Kyle Eckel (NAVY) 510
9. Tony Lane (NAVY) 480
10. Eric Roberts (NAVY) 469
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Dewhitt Betterson (TROY) 7.0
2. Terry Caulley (CT) 5.7
3. James Samuel (UTST) 5.3
4. Clenton Crossley (SFL) 4.5
5. Craig Candeto (NAVY) 4.4
6. Ryan Grant* (NDAME) 4.2
7. Vince Brewer (SFL) 4.0
8. LeBarron Black (TROY) 3.6
  Labarron Black (TROY) 3.6
10. Kyle Eckel (NAVY) 3.5
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Craig Candeto (NAVY) 16
2. Terry Caulley (CT) 15
3. Ryan Grant* (NDAME) 9
4. LeBarron Black (TROY) 8
  Labarron Black (TROY) 8
6. James Samuel (UTST) 7
  Aaron Polanco (NAVY) 7
8. Richard Watson (UTST) 5
  Dewhitt Betterson (TROY) 5
  Marquel Blackwell (SFL) 5
Receptions
1. Kevin Curtis (UTST) 74
2. Hugh Smith (SFL) 62
3. Arnaz Battle* (NDAME) 58
4. Gary Coleman (UTST) 45
  Jason Samples (TROY) 45
6. Tommy Collins (CT) 39
7. Omar Jenkins* (NDAME) 37
8. Shaun Feldeisen (CT) 33
9. Chris Cooley (UTST) 31
10. Wes Timko (CT) 29
Receiving Yards
1. Kevin Curtis (UTST) 1258
2. Arnaz Battle* (NDAME) 786
3. Hugh Smith (SFL) 661
4. Omar Jenkins* (NDAME) 633
5. Gary Coleman (UTST) 555
6. Jason Samples (TROY) 552
7. Chris Cooley (UTST) 502
8. Tommy Collins (CT) 497
9. Eric Roberts (NAVY) 429
10. Shaun Feldeisen (CT) 425
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Omar Jenkins* (NDAME) 17.1
2. Kevin Curtis (UTST) 17.0
3. Heyward Skipper (TROY) 16.8
4. Chris Cooley (UTST) 16.2
5. Jason Williams (CT) 15.4
6. Huey Whittaker (SFL) 14.7
7. Arnaz Battle* (NDAME) 13.6
8. Chris Iskra (SFL) 13.3
9. Shaun Feldeisen (CT) 12.9
10. Tommy Collins (CT) 12.7
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Kevin Curtis (UTST) 9
2. Tommy Collins (CT) 6
3. Hugh Smith (SFL) 5
  Arnaz Battle* (NDAME) 5
5. Chris Cooley (UTST) 4
6. Chris Stallworth (UTST) 3
  Omar Jenkins* (NDAME) 3
  Huey Whittaker (SFL) 3
  Deandrew Rubin (SFL) 3
  Jason Williams (CT) 3
  Maurice Stovall* (NDAME) 3
  Jason Samples (TROY) 3
  Wes Timko (CT) 3
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Ryan Grant* (NDAME) 270
2. Terry Caulley (CT) 245
3. LeBarron Black (TROY) 217
  Labarron Black (TROY) 217
5. Craig Candeto (NAVY) 178
6. Kyle Eckel (NAVY) 151
7. James Samuel (UTST) 138
8. Vince Brewer (SFL) 107
  Clenton Crossley (SFL) 107
10. Dewhitt Betterson (TROY) 102
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Terry Caulley (CT) 1452
2. Kevin Curtis (UTST) 1279
3. Ryan Grant* (NDAME) 1107
4. Eric Roberts (NAVY) 898
5. LeBarron Black (TROY) 830
  Labarron Black (TROY) 830
7. Arnaz Battle* (NDAME) 788
8. Craig Candeto (NAVY) 784
9. James Samuel (UTST) 763
10. Dewhitt Betterson (TROY) 715
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Terry Caulley (CT) 16
  Craig Candeto (NAVY) 16
3. Kevin Curtis (UTST) 10
4. LeBarron Black (TROY) 9
  Labarron Black (TROY) 9
  Ryan Grant* (NDAME) 9
7. Hugh Smith (SFL) 7
  Aaron Polanco (NAVY) 7
  James Samuel (UTST) 7
10. Eric Roberts (NAVY) 6
  Tommy Collins (CT) 6
Total Plays
1. Jose Fuentes (UTST) 511
2. Marquel Blackwell (SFL) 492
3. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 416
4. Hansell Bearden (TROY) 386
5. Carlyle Holiday* (NDAME) 349
6. Craig Candeto (NAVY) 280
7. Ryan Grant* (NDAME) 261
8. Terry Caulley (CT) 220
9. LeBarron Black (TROY) 210
  Labarron Black (TROY) 210
Total Yards
1. Jose Fuentes (UTST) 3164
2. Marquel Blackwell (SFL) 2892
3. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 2402
4. Carlyle Holiday* (NDAME) 1988
5. Hansell Bearden (TROY) 1674
6. Craig Candeto (NAVY) 1618
7. Terry Caulley (CT) 1247
8. Ryan Grant* (NDAME) 1085
9. LeBarron Black (TROY) 757
  Labarron Black (TROY) 757
Total Yards Per Play
1. Jose Fuentes (UTST) 6.2
Total Touchdowns
1. Dan Orlovsky (CT) 23
  Marquel Blackwell (SFL) 23
3. Craig Candeto (NAVY) 21
4. Jose Fuentes (UTST) 20
5. Terry Caulley (CT) 15
6. Carlyle Holiday* (NDAME) 13
7. Ryan Grant* (NDAME) 9
8. LeBarron Black (TROY) 8
  Hansell Bearden (TROY) 8
  Labarron Black (TROY) 8
Touchdowns
1. Terry Caulley (CT) 16
  Craig Candeto (NAVY) 16
3. Kevin Curtis (UTST) 10
4. Ryan Grant* (NDAME) 9
  LeBarron Black (TROY) 9
  Labarron Black (TROY) 9
7. Hugh Smith (SFL) 7
  James Samuel (UTST) 7
  Aaron Polanco (NAVY) 7
10. Deandrew Rubin (SFL) 6
  Eric Roberts (NAVY) 6
  Tommy Collins (CT) 6
Points
1. Nicholas Setta* (NDAME) 74
2. Labarron Black (TROY) 54
3. Lionel Bolen* (NDAME) 6
  Jorge Tapia (UTST) 6
  Joe Villapiano (CT) 6
  Dejuan Green (SFL) 6
Extra Point Attempts
1. Marc Hickok (CT) 48
2. Santiago Gramatica (SFL) 40
3. Dane Kidman (UTST) 35
4. Nicholas Setta* (NDAME) 32
  Nick Setta* (NDAME) 32
6. Thomas Olmsted (TROY) 24
7. Eric Rolfs (NAVY) 21
8. Geoffrey Blumenfeld (NAVY) 15
Extra Points Made
1. Marc Hickok (CT) 47
2. Santiago Gramatica (SFL) 35
3. Dane Kidman (UTST) 33
4. Nicholas Setta* (NDAME) 32
  Nick Setta* (NDAME) 32
6. Thomas Olmsted (TROY) 21
7. Eric Rolfs (NAVY) 20
8. Geoffrey Blumenfeld (NAVY) 14
Field Goal Attempts
1. Nicholas Setta* (NDAME) 25
  Nick Setta* (NDAME) 25
3. Santiago Gramatica (SFL) 21
4. Marc Hickok (CT) 17
  Dane Kidman (UTST) 17
6. Thomas Olmsted (TROY) 15
7. Eric Rolfs (NAVY) 6
8. Geoffrey Blumenfeld (NAVY) 3
Field Goals Made
1. Santiago Gramatica (SFL) 16
2. Nicholas Setta* (NDAME) 14
  Dane Kidman (UTST) 14
  Nick Setta* (NDAME) 14
5. Marc Hickok (CT) 12
6. Thomas Olmsted (TROY) 11
7. Eric Rolfs (NAVY) 4
8. Geoffrey Blumenfeld (NAVY) 2
Field Goal Percentage
1. Nicholas Setta* (NDAME) 56.0
Punts
1. Joey Hildbold* (NDAME) 78
2. Adam Coles (CT) 76
3. Thomas Olmsted (TROY) 72
4. Devin Sanderson (SFL) 66
5. Steve Mullins (UTST) 63
6. John Skaggs (NAVY) 46
7. Marquel Blackwell (SFL) 6
8. Brandon Baker (SFL) 2
Punting Yards
1. Joey Hildbold* (NDAME) 3038
2. Adam Coles (CT) 3030
3. Thomas Olmsted (TROY) 2871
4. Devin Sanderson (SFL) 2768
5. Steve Mullins (UTST) 2500
6. John Skaggs (NAVY) 1896
7. Marquel Blackwell (SFL) 184
8. Brandon Baker (SFL) 58
9. D.J. Fitzpatrick* (NDAME) 31
Punt Returns
1. Vontez Duff* (NDAME) 40
2. Deandrew Rubin (SFL) 29
3. Cliff Hill (CT) 23
4. Andrew Amerson (TROY) 17
5. Heyward Skipper (TROY) 16
6. Brandon Young (CT) 12
  Mike McIlravy (NAVY) 12
8. David Fiefia (UTST) 11
9. Shane Walton* (NDAME) 9
10. Roger Robinson (UTST) 6
Punt Return Yards
1. Deandrew Rubin (SFL) 432
2. Vontez Duff* (NDAME) 385
3. Heyward Skipper (TROY) 176
4. Andrew Amerson (TROY) 142
5. Cliff Hill (CT) 129
6. David Fiefia (UTST) 100
7. Shane Walton* (NDAME) 85
8. Brandon Young (CT) 77
9. Brian Fisher (SFL) 75
10. Aaron Weedo (NAVY) 57
Punt Return Touchdowns
1. Deandrew Rubin (SFL) 2
Kickoff Returns
1. Jason Dellaselva (CT) 23
2. Tony Lane (NAVY) 22
3. Heyward Skipper (TROY) 19
  Vontez Duff* (NDAME) 19
5. Arnaz Battle* (NDAME) 16
6. Deandrew Rubin (SFL) 15
7. Jerome Dennis (UTST) 14
8. Roger Robinson (UTST) 13
9. Hugh Smith (SFL) 11
  David Fiefia (UTST) 11
  Aaron Weedo (NAVY) 11
Kickoff Return Yards
1. Vontez Duff* (NDAME) 526
2. Tony Lane (NAVY) 484
3. Jason Dellaselva (CT) 477
4. Deandrew Rubin (SFL) 402
5. Jerome Dennis (UTST) 388
6. Arnaz Battle* (NDAME) 335
7. Heyward Skipper (TROY) 307
8. Aaron Weedo (NAVY) 269
9. David Fiefia (UTST) 252
10. Roger Robinson (UTST) 250
Interceptions
1. Shane Walton* (NDAME) 7
2. J.R. Reed (SFL) 6
  Roy Hopkins (CT) 6
4. Ron Hemingway (SFL) 5
5. Maurice Lloyd (CT) 4
  Gerome Sapp* (NDAME) 4
  Courtney Watson* (NDAME) 4
8. Chris Meyer (CT) 3
9. Derrick Ansley (TROY) 2
  Glenn Earl* (NDAME) 2
  John Miller (SFL) 2
  David Philyaw (TROY) 2
  Josh Smith (NAVY) 2
  Maurice Tucker (SFL) 2
  Marlon Jones (CT) 2
  Johnny Faulk (TROY) 2
  Kevin Verpaele (SFL) 2
Interception Return Yards
1. Courtney Watson* (NDAME) 123
2. Chris Meyer (CT) 118
3. Maurice Lloyd (CT) 94
4. Shane Walton* (NDAME) 84
5. Jerome Dennis (UTST) 75
6. Josh Smith (NAVY) 69
7. Jamal Lundy (CT) 62
8. Bernard Davis (TROY) 59
9. Ron Hemingway (SFL) 45
10. Kawika Mitchell (SFL) 39
Interception Return Touchdowns
1. Shane Walton* (NDAME) 2