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1998 Mid-American Conference Year Summary

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Record: 62-73, .459 W-L% (10th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -11.05 (11th of 11) ▪ SOS: -8.86 (11th of 11)

Division Champions: Marshall (East) and Toledo (West)
Conference Champion: Marshall (Won Championship Game 23-17)

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 12 1 .923 7 1 .875 31.2 18.2 -0.04 -11.89
Miami (OH) 10 1 .909 7 1 .875 28.8 12.9 1.39 -10.43
Bowling Green State 5 6 .455 5 3 .625 26.5 28.4 -4.00 -4.18
Ohio 5 6 .455 5 3 .625 24.5 27.5 -7.58 -6.49
Akron 4 7 .364 3 6 .333 24.1 27.2 -13.41 -10.50
Kent State 0 11 .000 0 8 .000 13.5 41.3 -27.09 -7.81
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Toledo 7 5 .583 6 2 .750 19.1 18.0 -4.02 -6.77
Western Michigan 7 4 .636 5 3 .625 32.7 28.4 -7.92 -12.10
Central Michigan 6 5 .545 5 3 .625 20.8 23.0 -12.10 -11.46
Eastern Michigan 3 8 .273 3 6 .333 19.6 28.1 -18.27 -10.90
Northern Illinois 2 9 .182 2 6 .250 14.5 29.9 -17.75 -6.66
Ball State 1 10 .091 1 7 .125 13.6 31.2 -21.88 -7.16

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1998-12-23 Motor City Bowl Marshall 48 Louisville 29 Motor City Bowl (Pontiac, MI)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 297
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 236
3. Chris Wallace (TOL) 219
4. Walter Church (EMI) 213
5. Jose Davis (KENT) 178
6. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 152
7. James Washington (AKR) 148
8. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 108
9. Clay Walters (BALLST) 88
10. Craig Harmon (NIL) 81

Pass Attempts

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 456
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 406
3. Chris Wallace (TOL) 400
4. Walter Church (EMI) 355
5. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 324
6. Jose Davis (KENT) 320
7. James Washington (AKR) 300
8. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 209
9. Craig Harmon (NIL) 172
  Clay Walters (BALLST) 172

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 65.1
2. Walter Church (EMI) 60.0
3. Tim Lester (WMI) 58.1
4. Jose Davis (KENT) 55.6
5. Chris Wallace (TOL) 54.8
6. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 51.7
7. Clay Walters (BALLST) 51.2
8. James Washington (AKR) 49.3
9. Craig Harmon (NIL) 47.1
10. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 46.9

Passing Yards

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 3830
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 3311
3. Walter Church (EMI) 2650
4. Chris Wallace (TOL) 2476
5. Jose Davis (KENT) 2046
6. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 2005
7. James Washington (AKR) 1958
8. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 1500
9. Clay Walters (BALLST) 969
10. Bob Niemet (BGSU) 949

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 8.4
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 8.2
3. Walter Church (EMI) 7.5
4. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 7.2
5. James Washington (AKR) 6.5
6. Jose Davis (KENT) 6.4
7. Chris Wallace (TOL) 6.2
8. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 6.2
9. Clay Walters (BALLST) 5.6
10. Craig Harmon (NIL) 4.6

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 8.9
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 7.5
3. Walter Church (EMI) 6.7
4. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 6.6
5. Chris Wallace (TOL) 6.1
6. James Washington (AKR) 6.0
7. Jose Davis (KENT) 5.5
8. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 4.9
9. Clay Walters (BALLST) 4.3
10. Craig Harmon (NIL) 2.5

Passing Touchdowns

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 28
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 22
3. Chris Wallace (TOL) 17
4. Walter Church (EMI) 13
5. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 12
6. Bob Niemet (BGSU) 9
  Jose Davis (KENT) 9
8. James Washington (AKR) 8
9. Clay Walters (BALLST) 4
  Pete Shepherd (CMI) 4
  Kareem Wilson (OH) 4
  Ricky Schneider (BGSU) 4

Passing Interceptions

1. Tim Lester (WMI) 16
2. Walter Church (EMI) 12
3. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 11
4. Jose Davis (KENT) 10
5. Craig Harmon (NIL) 9
6. Chris Wallace (TOL) 8
  Mike Bath (MIAOH) 8
8. Clay Walters (BALLST) 7
  James Washington (AKR) 7
  Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 7
  Bob Niemet (BGSU) 7

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 152.9
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 136.6
3. Walter Church (EMI) 128.0
4. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 123.3
5. Chris Wallace (TOL) 116.8
6. Jose Davis (KENT) 112.4
7. James Washington (AKR) 108.3
8. Clay Walters (BALLST) 98.0
9. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 96.2
10. Craig Harmon (NIL) 79.3

Rush Attempts

1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 365
2. Eric Flowers (CMI) 292
3. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 278
4. Steve Hookfin (OH) 273
5. LeAndre Moore (BALLST) 217
6. Darnell Fields (WMI) 189
7. Ivory Bryant (NIL) 187
8. Kareem Wilson (OH) 186
9. Demarlo Rozier (KENT) 185
10. Godfrey Lewis (BGSU) 163

Rushing Yards

1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 1787
2. Steve Hookfin (OH) 1315
3. Eric Flowers (CMI) 1302
4. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 1265
5. Darnell Fields (WMI) 1016
6. LeAndre Moore (BALLST) 909
7. Greg Lomax (AKR) 861
8. Kareem Wilson (OH) 798
9. Godfrey Lewis (BGSU) 753
10. Ivory Bryant (NIL) 655

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chester Taylor (TOL) 5.5
2. Darnell Fields (WMI) 5.4
3. Greg Lomax (AKR) 5.3
4. Sid Hall (OH) 5.1
5. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 4.9
6. Raschi Culler (AKR) 4.9
7. Steve Holmes (BGSU) 4.9
8. Robert Sanford (WMI) 4.8
9. Steve Hookfin (OH) 4.8
10. Godfrey Lewis (BGSU) 4.6

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 19
2. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 17
3. Eric Flowers (CMI) 16
4. Kareem Wilson (OH) 13
  Greg Lomax (AKR) 13
6. Darnell Fields (WMI) 12
7. Steve Hookfin (OH) 11
8. Adam Lige (BGSU) 7
9. Bob Niemet (BGSU) 5
  Chester Taylor (TOL) 5

Receptions

1. Steve Neal (WMI) 63
2. Jermaine Sheffield (EMI) 62
3. Reggie Allen (CMI) 61
4. Justin McCareins (NIL) 54
5. LaVorn Colclough* (MARSH) 50
6. Eugene Baker (KENT) 49
7. Nate Poole* (MARSH) 48
  Mike Hutchings (WMI) 48
9. Jerrald Long* (MARSH) 46
10. Ray Curry (TOL) 45

Receiving Yards

1. Steve Neal (WMI) 1121
2. Jermaine Sheffield (EMI) 953
3. Reggie Allen (CMI) 832
4. Eugene Baker (KENT) 685
5. Bryan Schorman (CMI) 682
6. Kurt Gerling (BGSU) 656
  Mike Hutchings (WMI) 656
8. Trevor Gaylor (MIAOH) 653
9. Jerrald Long* (MARSH) 649
10. Nate Poole* (MARSH) 616

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. James Williams* (MARSH) 22.7
2. Corey Alston (WMI) 21.9
3. Kurt Gerling (BGSU) 19.3
4. Steve Neal (WMI) 17.8
5. Trevor Gaylor (MIAOH) 17.2
6. Bryan Schorman (CMI) 17.1
7. Brandon Campbell (EMI) 16.1
8. Manuel Compas (BALLST) 15.8
9. Jermaine Sheffield (EMI) 15.4
10. Jurron Kelly (KENT) 15.4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 376
2. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 304
3. Eric Flowers (CMI) 296
4. Steve Hookfin (OH) 273
5. LeAndre Moore (BALLST) 225
6. Demarlo Rozier (KENT) 208
7. Darnell Fields (WMI) 194
8. Ivory Bryant (NIL) 188
9. Kareem Wilson (OH) 186
10. Eric Powell (EMI) 179

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 1894
2. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 1544
3. Eric Flowers (CMI) 1326
4. Steve Hookfin (OH) 1315
5. Steve Neal (WMI) 1121
6. Darnell Fields (WMI) 1060
7. Greg Lomax (AKR) 1016
8. LeAndre Moore (BALLST) 990
9. Jermaine Sheffield (EMI) 953
10. Reggie Allen (CMI) 909

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 20
  Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 20
3. Eric Flowers (CMI) 16
4. Kareem Wilson (OH) 13
  Greg Lomax (AKR) 13
6. Darnell Fields (WMI) 12
7. Steve Hookfin (OH) 11
8. Adam Lige (BGSU) 9
9. Steve Neal (WMI) 7
10. Trevor Gaylor (MIAOH) 6
  Jake Moreland (WMI) 6
  Chester Taylor (TOL) 6
  Kurt Gerling (BGSU) 6
  LaVorn Colclough* (MARSH) 6

Total Plays

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 511
2. Chris Wallace (TOL) 493
3. Tim Lester (WMI) 476
4. Walter Church (EMI) 406
5. Jose Davis (KENT) 404
6. James Washington (AKR) 386
7. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 376
8. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 365
9. Eric Flowers (CMI) 292
10. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 289

Total Yards

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 3838
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 3262
3. Walter Church (EMI) 2555
4. Chris Wallace (TOL) 2423
5. Jose Davis (KENT) 2108
6. James Washington (AKR) 2072
7. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 2051
8. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 1787
9. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 1760
10. Steve Hookfin (OH) 1315

Total Yards Per Play

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 7.5
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 6.9

Total Touchdowns

1. Chad Pennington* (MARSH) 29
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 23
3. Chris Wallace (TOL) 21
4. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 19
5. Kareem Wilson (OH) 17
  Doug Chapman* (MARSH) 17
7. Eric Flowers (CMI) 16
8. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 15
9. Walter Church (EMI) 14
  Bob Niemet (BGSU) 14