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1997 Mid-American Conference Year Summary

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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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
East W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Marshall 10 3 .769 7 1 .875 37.2 19.9 7.55 -6.22
Miami (OH) 8 3 .727 6 2 .750 37.5 20.5 7.51 -5.85
Ohio 8 3 .727 6 2 .750 27.4 16.1 1.50 -6.32
Bowling Green State 3 8 .273 3 5 .375 17.4 31.0 -9.26 0.02
Kent State 3 8 .273 3 5 .375 30.6 44.5 -16.15 -4.60
Akron 2 9 .182 2 7 .222 19.8 39.5 -13.11 -0.29
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Toledo 9 3 .750 7 1 .875 29.7 22.3 2.28 -4.55
Western Michigan 8 3 .727 6 2 .750 27.4 24.1 -3.44 -7.81
Ball State 5 6 .455 4 4 .500 21.7 23.6 -7.74 -5.83
Eastern Michigan 4 7 .364 4 5 .444 29.9 32.0 -9.06 -5.15
Central Michigan 2 9 .182 1 7 .125 25.6 43.5 -16.29 -4.56
Northern Illinois 0 11 .000 0 8 .000 11.7 34.7 -19.37 -1.19

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/25 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
Toledo                   24 22 18            

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1997-12-26 Motor City Bowl Mississippi 34 Marshall 31 Motor City Bowl (Pontiac, MI)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 25
2. Kareem Wilson (OH) 12
3. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 11
  Robert Stanford (WMI) 11
5. Dwayne Harris (TOL) 10
6. Greg Lomax (AKR) 9
  Steve Hookfin (OH) 9
8. LeAndre Moore (BALLST) 7
  Eric Flowers (CMI) 7
10. Savon Edwards (EMI) 6

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. Savon Edwards (EMI) 47
  Mel Long (TOL) 47
10. Deon Mitchell (NIL) 45

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

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

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Randy Moss* (MARSH) 26
2. Eugene Baker (KENT) 18
3. LaVorn Colclough* (MARSH) 9
4. Corey Alston (WMI) 8
5. Reggie Allen (CMI) 7
  Brock Kreitzburg (TOL) 7
7. Mel Long (TOL) 6
  Adrian Reese (BALLST) 6
  Jay Hall (MIAOH) 6
  Steve Neal (WMI) 6
  Jermaine Sheffield (EMI) 6

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

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. Astron Whatley (KENT) 955
  LaVorn Colclough* (MARSH) 955

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Randy Moss* (MARSH) 26
2. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 25
3. Eugene Baker (KENT) 18
4. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 12
  Dwayne Harris (TOL) 12
  Kareem Wilson (OH) 12
7. Robert Stanford (WMI) 11
8. Greg Lomax (AKR) 9
  Steve Hookfin (OH) 9
  LaVorn Colclough* (MARSH) 9

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

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

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