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1997 Mid-American Conference Leaders

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Record: 62-73, .459 W-L% (8th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -6.30 (9th of 11) ▪ SOS: -4.36 (9th of 11)

Division Champions: Marshall (East) and Toledo (West)
Conference Champion: Marshall (Won Championship Game 34-14)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 276
2. Charlie Batch (EMI) 247
3. Chris Wallace (TOL) 232
4. Jose Davis (KENT) 194
5. Sam Ricketts (MIAOH) 188
6. Tim Lester (WMI) 154
7. Tim Crowley (CMI) 148
8. Bob Niemet (BGSU) 133
9. Jake Josetti (BALLST) 106
10. Chris Finlen (NIL) 87
11. Greg Gromek (AKR) 50
  Ricky Schneider (BGSU) 50
  Pete Shepherd (CMI) 50
14. James Washington (AKR) 49
15. Todd Goebbel (KENT) 41
16. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 38
17. Frisman Jackson (NIL) 27
18. Kareem Wilson (OH) 14
19. Mark Zban* (MARSH) 11
20. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 9

Pass Attempts

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 473
2. Charlie Batch (EMI) 434
3. Chris Wallace (TOL) 433
4. Jose Davis (KENT) 365
5. Sam Ricketts (MIAOH) 324
6. Tim Crowley (CMI) 321
7. Tim Lester (WMI) 268
8. Bob Niemet (BGSU) 256
9. Jake Josetti (BALLST) 217
10. Chris Finlen (NIL) 149
11. James Washington (AKR) 108
12. Ricky Schneider (BGSU) 104
13. Greg Gromek (AKR) 101
14. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 93
15. Frisman Jackson (NIL) 87
16. Todd Goebbel (KENT) 85
17. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 61
18. Kareem Wilson (OH) 54
19. Mark Zban* (MARSH) 21
20. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 15

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 58.4
2. Sam Ricketts (MIAOH) 58.0
3. Tim Lester (WMI) 57.5
4. Charlie Batch (EMI) 56.9
5. Chris Wallace (TOL) 53.6
6. Jose Davis (KENT) 53.2
7. Bob Niemet (BGSU) 52.0
8. Jake Josetti (BALLST) 48.8
9. Tim Crowley (CMI) 46.1

Passing Yards

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 3817
2. Charlie Batch (EMI) 3280
3. Chris Wallace (TOL) 2955
4. Jose Davis (KENT) 2707
5. Sam Ricketts (MIAOH) 2466
6. Tim Crowley (CMI) 2204
7. Tim Lester (WMI) 2160
8. Bob Niemet (BGSU) 1723
9. Jake Josetti (BALLST) 1569
10. Chris Finlen (NIL) 1107
11. Greg Gromek (AKR) 715
12. Ricky Schneider (BGSU) 605
13. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 567
14. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 548
15. Todd Goebbel (KENT) 536
16. James Washington (AKR) 526
17. Kareem Wilson (OH) 369
18. Frisman Jackson (NIL) 306
19. Mark Zban* (MARSH) 208
20. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 84

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 8.1
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 8.1
3. Sam Ricketts (MIAOH) 7.6
4. Charlie Batch (EMI) 7.6
5. Jose Davis (KENT) 7.4
6. Jake Josetti (BALLST) 7.2
7. Tim Crowley (CMI) 6.9
8. Chris Wallace (TOL) 6.8
9. Bob Niemet (BGSU) 6.7

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 8.7
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 7.5
3. Charlie Batch (EMI) 7.5
4. Jose Davis (KENT) 7.4
5. Sam Ricketts (MIAOH) 7.2
6. Chris Wallace (TOL) 7.1
7. Tim Crowley (CMI) 6.1
8. Bob Niemet (BGSU) 5.9
9. Jake Josetti (BALLST) 5.5

Passing Touchdowns

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 42
2. Jose Davis (KENT) 32
3. Chris Wallace (TOL) 27
4. Charlie Batch (EMI) 23
5. Tim Lester (WMI) 17
6. Sam Ricketts (MIAOH) 16
7. Jake Josetti (BALLST) 13
8. Tim Crowley (CMI) 11
9. Bob Niemet (BGSU) 8
10. Greg Gromek (AKR) 5
  Chris Finlen (NIL) 5
12. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 4
13. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 3
  Todd Goebbel (KENT) 3
  Kareem Wilson (OH) 3
16. Mark Zban* (MARSH) 2
  Frisman Jackson (NIL) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Jose Davis (KENT) 14
  Jake Josetti (BALLST) 14
3. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 12
4. Charlie Batch (EMI) 11
  Tim Lester (WMI) 11
6. Tim Crowley (CMI) 10
  Sam Ricketts (MIAOH) 10
8. Chris Wallace (TOL) 9
9. Bob Niemet (BGSU) 8
10. Greg Gromek (AKR) 6
  James Washington (AKR) 6
12. Chris Finlen (NIL) 5
13. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 3
  Ricky Schneider (BGSU) 3
15. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 2
  Rob McCready (BALLST) 2
  Frisman Jackson (NIL) 2
  Kareem Wilson (OH) 2
  Todd Goebbel (KENT) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 150.4
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 137.9
3. Jose Davis (KENT) 136.7
4. Charlie Batch (EMI) 132.8
5. Sam Ricketts (MIAOH) 132.1
6. Chris Wallace (TOL) 127.3
7. Jake Josetti (BALLST) 116.4
8. Bob Niemet (BGSU) 112.6
9. Tim Crowley (CMI) 108.9

Rush Attempts

1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 296
2. Dwayne Harris (TOL) 254
3. Ivory Bryant (NIL) 224
4. Robert Stanford (WMI) 216
  Eric Flowers (CMI) 216
6. Kareem Wilson (OH) 180
7. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 176
8. LeAndre Moore (BALLST) 173
9. Steve Hookfin (OH) 159
10. Astron Whatley (KENT) 152
11. Robbie Hollis (BGSU) 151
12. Savon Edwards (EMI) 128
13. Greg Lomax (AKR) 127
14. Llow Turner* (MARSH) 123
15. Bo Hunter (AKR) 120
16. Jake Josetti (BALLST) 112
17. Mike Scott (EMI) 111
18. Geary Pryor (NIL) 100
  James Terrell (BALLST) 100
20. Chris Wallace (TOL) 98

Rushing Yards

1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 1549
2. Dwayne Harris (TOL) 1278
3. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 1060
4. Robert Stanford (WMI) 1033
5. Eric Flowers (CMI) 909
6. LeAndre Moore (BALLST) 884
7. Astron Whatley (KENT) 876
8. Steve Hookfin (OH) 864
9. Greg Lomax (AKR) 835
10. Kareem Wilson (OH) 834
11. Ivory Bryant (NIL) 828
12. Llow Turner* (MARSH) 707
13. Savon Edwards (EMI) 627
14. Riz Buckman (OH) 569
15. Robbie Hollis (BGSU) 492
16. Geary Pryor (NIL) 479
17. Mike Scott (EMI) 469
18. James Terrell (BALLST) 468
19. Charles Chatman (KENT) 407
20. Bo Hunter (AKR) 385

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Riz Buckman (OH) 6.9
2. Greg Lomax (AKR) 6.6
3. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 6.0
4. Astron Whatley (KENT) 5.8
5. Llow Turner* (MARSH) 5.7
6. Steve Hookfin (OH) 5.4
7. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 5.2
8. LeAndre Moore (BALLST) 5.1
9. Dwayne Harris (TOL) 5.0
10. Savon Edwards (EMI) 4.9
11. Geary Pryor (NIL) 4.8
12. Robert Stanford (WMI) 4.8
13. Jamie Reader (AKR) 4.7
14. Ewane Nanji (OH) 4.7
15. James Terrell (BALLST) 4.7
16. Kareem Wilson (OH) 4.6
17. Kevin Cartwright (BALLST) 4.4
18. Mike Scott (EMI) 4.2
19. Eric Flowers (CMI) 4.2
20. John Cosgrove (OH) 4.1

Receptions

1. Eugene Baker (KENT) 103
2. Randy Moss* (MARSH) 96
3. LaVorn Colclough* (MARSH) 74
4. Bryan Schorman (CMI) 56
5. Jay Hall (MIAOH) 54
6. Damron Hamilton (BGSU) 52
7. Reggie Allen (CMI) 50
8. Mel Long (TOL) 47
  Savon Edwards (EMI) 47
10. Deon Mitchell (NIL) 45
11. Brock Kreitzburg (TOL) 44
12. Willie Spencer (AKR) 43
13. Ta-if Kumasi (EMI) 39
  Mike Scott (EMI) 39
15. Faheem Ali (EMI) 36
  Jake Moreland (WMI) 36
17. William Young (KENT) 35
18. Terry Loville (BGSU) 34
19. Corey Alston (WMI) 32
20. Steve Neal (WMI) 31
  Adam Simonson (CMI) 31

Receiving Yards

1. Randy Moss* (MARSH) 1820
2. Eugene Baker (KENT) 1549
3. LaVorn Colclough* (MARSH) 946
4. Reggie Allen (CMI) 877
5. Bryan Schorman (CMI) 871
6. Jay Hall (MIAOH) 861
7. Damron Hamilton (BGSU) 777
8. Corey Alston (WMI) 761
9. Ta-if Kumasi (EMI) 710
10. Brock Kreitzburg (TOL) 626
11. Deon Mitchell (NIL) 588
12. Faheem Ali (EMI) 584
13. Mel Long (TOL) 556
14. Terry Loville (BGSU) 530
15. Adrian Reese (BALLST) 526
16. Willie Spencer (AKR) 521
17. Steve Neal (WMI) 517
18. Larry Davis (BALLST) 463
19. William Young (KENT) 457
20. Savon Edwards (EMI) 444

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Corey Alston (WMI) 23.8
2. Randy Moss* (MARSH) 19.0
3. Ta-if Kumasi (EMI) 18.2
4. Reggie Allen (CMI) 17.5
5. Adrian Reese (BALLST) 17.5
6. Jermaine Sheffield (EMI) 17.4
7. Steve Neal (WMI) 16.7
8. Faheem Ali (EMI) 16.2
9. Justin McCareins (NIL) 16.0
10. Jay Hall (MIAOH) 15.9
11. Terry Loville (BGSU) 15.6
12. Bryan Schorman (CMI) 15.6
13. Eugene Baker (KENT) 15.0
14. Damron Hamilton (BGSU) 14.9
15. Ray Curry (TOL) 14.2
16. Brock Kreitzburg (TOL) 14.2
17. Mace Freeman (TOL) 13.9
18. Deon Mitchell (NIL) 13.1
19. William Young (KENT) 13.1
20. Jeremy Dusho (BGSU) 13.0

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 319
2. Dwayne Harris (TOL) 270
3. Ivory Bryant (NIL) 230
4. Robert Stanford (WMI) 226
5. Eric Flowers (CMI) 217
6. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 193
7. LeAndre Moore (BALLST) 181
8. Kareem Wilson (OH) 180
9. Savon Edwards (EMI) 175
10. Astron Whatley (KENT) 171
11. Robbie Hollis (BGSU) 168
12. Steve Hookfin (OH) 161
13. Mike Scott (EMI) 150
14. Greg Lomax (AKR) 137
15. Llow Turner* (MARSH) 131
16. Bo Hunter (AKR) 121
17. Jake Josetti (BALLST) 112
18. Geary Pryor (NIL) 106
19. James Terrell (BALLST) 104
20. Eugene Baker (KENT) 103

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Randy Moss* (MARSH) 1822
2. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 1687
3. Eugene Baker (KENT) 1549
4. Dwayne Harris (TOL) 1507
5. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 1168
6. Robert Stanford (WMI) 1148
7. Savon Edwards (EMI) 1071
8. Greg Lomax (AKR) 1002
9. LaVorn Colclough* (MARSH) 955
  Astron Whatley (KENT) 955
11. LeAndre Moore (BALLST) 945
12. Eric Flowers (CMI) 911
13. Reggie Allen (CMI) 905
14. Steve Hookfin (OH) 872
15. Bryan Schorman (CMI) 871
16. Ivory Bryant (NIL) 870
17. Jay Hall (MIAOH) 861
18. Llow Turner* (MARSH) 846
19. Kareem Wilson (OH) 834
20. Mike Scott (EMI) 833

Total Plays

1. Chris Wallace (TOL) 531
2. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 530
3. Charlie Batch (EMI) 519
4. Jose Davis (KENT) 415
5. Sam Ricketts (MIAOH) 400
6. Tim Crowley (CMI) 368
7. Jake Josetti (BALLST) 329
8. Tim Lester (WMI) 324
9. Bob Niemet (BGSU) 317
10. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 296
11. Dwayne Harris (TOL) 254
12. Kareem Wilson (OH) 234
13. Ivory Bryant (NIL) 225
14. Robert Stanford (WMI) 216
  Eric Flowers (CMI) 216
16. Chris Finlen (NIL) 188
17. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 176
18. LeAndre Moore (BALLST) 173
19. Steve Hookfin (OH) 166
20. Astron Whatley (KENT) 152

Total Yards

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 3767
2. Charlie Batch (EMI) 3390
3. Chris Wallace (TOL) 3187
4. Jose Davis (KENT) 2883
5. Sam Ricketts (MIAOH) 2739
6. Tim Crowley (CMI) 2164
7. Tim Lester (WMI) 2058
8. Jake Josetti (BALLST) 1726
9. Bob Niemet (BGSU) 1715
10. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 1549
11. Dwayne Harris (TOL) 1278
12. Kareem Wilson (OH) 1203
13. Chris Finlen (NIL) 1089
14. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 1060
15. Robert Stanford (WMI) 1033
16. Eric Flowers (CMI) 909
17. LeAndre Moore (BALLST) 884
18. Astron Whatley (KENT) 876
19. Steve Hookfin (OH) 864
20. Ivory Bryant (NIL) 855

Total Yards Per Play

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 7.1
2. Charlie Batch (EMI) 6.5
3. Chris Wallace (TOL) 6.0

Total Touchdowns

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 43
2. Jose Davis (KENT) 35
3. Chris Wallace (TOL) 29
4. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 25
5. Charlie Batch (EMI) 24
6. Sam Ricketts (MIAOH) 19
7. Tim Lester (WMI) 17
8. Jake Josetti (BALLST) 16
9. Kareem Wilson (OH) 15
10. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 11
  Bob Niemet (BGSU) 11
  Tim Crowley (CMI) 11
  Robert Stanford (WMI) 11
14. Dwayne Harris (TOL) 10
15. Greg Lomax (AKR) 9
  Steve Hookfin (OH) 9
17. Eric Flowers (CMI) 7
  LeAndre Moore (BALLST) 7
19. Savon Edwards (EMI) 6
  Greg Gromek (AKR) 6