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1999 Mid-American Conference Year Summary

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Record: 65-81, .445 W-L% (11th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -11.26 (12th of 12) ▪ SOS: -8.68 (12th of 12)

Division Champions: Marshall (East) and Western Michigan (West)
Conference Champion: Marshall (Won Championship Game 34-30)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Marshall)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
East W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Marshall 13 0 1.000 8 0 1.000 35.6 10.5 9.76 -8.62
Miami (OH) 7 4 .636 6 2 .750 30.5 24.0 -4.83 -9.46
Akron 7 4 .636 5 3 .625 28.6 28.5 -7.63 -9.63
Ohio 5 6 .455 5 3 .625 24.6 26.1 -11.25 -8.71
Bowling Green State 5 6 .455 3 5 .375 26.9 28.4 -10.13 -9.13
Kent State 2 9 .182 2 6 .250 19.4 34.2 -17.05 -6.68
Buffalo 0 11 .000 0 8 .000 11.8 38.7 -29.23 -9.14
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Western Michigan 7 5 .583 6 2 .750 31.1 28.5 -5.09 -7.84
Toledo 6 5 .545 5 3 .625 26.6 20.8 -5.05 -8.96
Northern Illinois 5 6 .455 5 3 .625 26.3 26.3 -12.22 -11.22
Eastern Michigan 4 7 .364 4 4 .500 21.7 30.7 -12.91 -6.64
Central Michigan 4 7 .364 3 5 .375 20.8 31.3 -17.01 -9.83
Ball State 0 11 .000 0 8 .000 14.3 32.8 -23.79 -6.97

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/30 9/6 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 Final
Marshall         21 17 15 15 15 13 13 12 11 12 11 11 10

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1999-12-27 Motor City Bowl Marshall 21 Brigham Young 3 Motor City Bowl (Pontiac, MI)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Tim Lester (WMI) 282
2. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 275
3. Jose Davis (KENT) 180
4. Walter Church (EMI) 178
5. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 171
6. Joe Freedy (BUF) 151
7. Brian Conn (BALLST) 150
8. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 138
9. Butchie Washington (AKR) 131
10. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 123
Pass Attempts
1. Tim Lester (WMI) 470
2. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 405
3. Walter Church (EMI) 332
4. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 320
5. Jose Davis (KENT) 315
6. Joe Freedy (BUF) 299
7. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 295
8. Brian Conn (BALLST) 257
9. Butchie Washington (AKR) 240
10. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 229
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 67.9
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 60.0
3. Chris Finlen (NIL) 59.3
4. Brian Conn (BALLST) 58.4
5. Jose Davis (KENT) 57.1
6. Butchie Washington (AKR) 54.6
7. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 53.7
8. Walter Church (EMI) 53.6
9. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 53.4
10. Ricky Schneider (BGSU) 52.5
Passing Yards
1. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 3799
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 3639
3. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 2525
4. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 2295
5. Walter Church (EMI) 2015
6. Jose Davis (KENT) 1969
7. Butchie Washington (AKR) 1896
8. Joe Freedy (BUF) 1775
9. Chris Finlen (NIL) 1551
10. Brian Conn (BALLST) 1525
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 9.4
2. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 8.6
3. Butchie Washington (AKR) 7.9
4. Chris Finlen (NIL) 7.8
5. Tim Lester (WMI) 7.7
6. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 7.2
7. Jose Davis (KENT) 6.3
8. Ricky Schneider (BGSU) 6.2
9. Walter Church (EMI) 6.1
10. Joe Freedy (BUF) 5.9
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 10.0
2. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 8.2
3. Tim Lester (WMI) 7.9
4. Butchie Washington (AKR) 7.2
5. Chris Finlen (NIL) 6.5
6. Jose Davis (KENT) 6.1
7. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 6.0
8. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 5.2
9. Ricky Schneider (BGSU) 5.2
10. Walter Church (EMI) 4.9
Passing Touchdowns
1. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 37
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 34
3. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 24
4. Jose Davis (KENT) 16
5. Butchie Washington (AKR) 12
  Chris Finlen (NIL) 12
7. Ricky Schneider (BGSU) 11
8. Brian Conn (BALLST) 10
9. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 9
10. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 8
  Joe Freedy (BUF) 8
  Walter Church (EMI) 8
Passing Interceptions
1. Brian Conn (BALLST) 14
2. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 13
  Tim Lester (WMI) 13
4. Walter Church (EMI) 12
  Pete Shepherd (CMI) 12
6. Chris Finlen (NIL) 11
  Joe Freedy (BUF) 11
  Chad Pennington (MARSH) 11
9. Ricky Schneider (BGSU) 9
  Butchie Washington (AKR) 9
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 171.4
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 143.4
3. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 136.7
4. Chris Finlen (NIL) 133.6
5. Butchie Washington (AKR) 129.9
6. Jose Davis (KENT) 121.3
7. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 115.5
8. Ricky Schneider (BGSU) 114.6
9. Brian Conn (BALLST) 110.2
10. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 108.8
Rush Attempts
1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 354
2. William Andrews (NIL) 240
3. Robert Sanford (WMI) 221
4. Brandon Payne (AKR) 208
5. Eric Flowers (CMI) 200
6. Chester Taylor (TOL) 182
7. Doug Chapman (MARSH) 164
8. Chante Murphy (KENT) 162
9. Nick Dunbar (BALLST) 161
10. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 154
Rushing Yards
1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 1659
2. Chester Taylor (TOL) 1176
3. Robert Sanford (WMI) 1137
4. William Andrews (NIL) 1127
5. Brandon Payne (AKR) 845
6. Eric Flowers (CMI) 766
7. Doug Chapman (MARSH) 686
8. Chante Murphy (KENT) 676
9. Chad Brinker (OH) 600
10. Nick Dunbar (BALLST) 592
  Joe Alls (BGSU) 592
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Chester Taylor (TOL) 6.5
2. Jamel Patterson (OH) 6.5
3. Antwon McCray (TOL) 5.9
4. Raynald Ray (OH) 5.6
5. Robert Sanford (WMI) 5.1
6. Joe Alls (BGSU) 5.1
7. Chad Brinker (OH) 5.0
8. Llow Turner (MARSH) 4.9
9. Ira Gooch (CMI) 4.9
10. Tony McCray (AKR) 4.8
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 17
2. Brandon Payne (AKR) 13
3. Chester Taylor (TOL) 12
  Doug Chapman (MARSH) 12
5. Eric Flowers (CMI) 11
6. William Andrews (NIL) 9
7. Reggie Gage (EMI) 8
  Robert Sanford (WMI) 8
9. Jamel Patterson (OH) 7
10. Godfrey Lewis (BGSU) 6
Receptions
1. Drew Haddad (BUF) 85
2. Steve Neal (WMI) 74
3. Nate Poole (MARSH) 71
4. Jammarl O'Neal (CMI) 59
5. Adrian Reese (BALLST) 58
6. Justin McCareins (NIL) 57
7. Trevor Gaylor (MIAOH) 53
  Brandon Campbell (EMI) 53
  Kurt Gerling (BGSU) 53
10. Joshua Bush (WMI) 48
Receiving Yards
1. Drew Haddad (BUF) 1158
2. Nate Poole (MARSH) 1122
3. Steve Neal (WMI) 1113
4. Jammarl O'Neal (CMI) 1085
5. Trevor Gaylor (MIAOH) 1028
6. Lavel Bailey (AKR) 941
7. Justin McCareins (NIL) 906
8. James Williams (MARSH) 880
9. Kurt Gerling (BGSU) 775
10. Brandon Campbell (EMI) 764
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Corey Alston (WMI) 22.5
2. Lavel Bailey (AKR) 22.4
3. Raynald Ray (OH) 21.2
4. Trevor Gaylor (MIAOH) 19.4
5. James Williams (MARSH) 18.7
6. Jammarl O'Neal (CMI) 18.4
7. Darrell Hill (NIL) 18.1
8. Jermaine Sheffield (EMI) 16.8
9. Micah Zuhl (WMI) 16.7
10. Matt Kelly (EMI) 16.2
Receiving Touchdowns
1. James Williams (MARSH) 13
2. Steve Neal (WMI) 11
  Trevor Gaylor (MIAOH) 11
4. Justin McCareins (NIL) 10
5. Nate Poole (MARSH) 9
  Lavel Bailey (AKR) 9
7. Corey Alston (WMI) 8
8. Jason Gavadza (KENT) 7
9. Robert Redd (BGSU) 6
  Jammarl O'Neal (CMI) 6
  Darrell Hill (NIL) 6
  Drew Haddad (BUF) 6
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 373
2. William Andrews (NIL) 250
3. Robert Sanford (WMI) 242
4. Brandon Payne (AKR) 224
5. Eric Flowers (CMI) 207
6. Chester Taylor (TOL) 190
7. Doug Chapman (MARSH) 188
8. Chante Murphy (KENT) 182
9. Eric Powell (EMI) 181
10. Nick Dunbar (BALLST) 168
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 1929
2. Robert Sanford (WMI) 1282
3. Chester Taylor (TOL) 1223
4. Drew Haddad (BUF) 1220
5. Nate Poole (MARSH) 1162
6. William Andrews (NIL) 1155
7. Steve Neal (WMI) 1118
8. Jammarl O'Neal (CMI) 1085
9. Trevor Gaylor (MIAOH) 1035
10. Doug Chapman (MARSH) 1007
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 21
2. Brandon Payne (AKR) 13
  Doug Chapman (MARSH) 13
  James Williams (MARSH) 13
5. Chester Taylor (TOL) 12
6. Eric Flowers (CMI) 11
  Trevor Gaylor (MIAOH) 11
  Steve Neal (WMI) 11
9. Robert Sanford (WMI) 10
  Justin McCareins (NIL) 10
Total Plays
1. Tim Lester (WMI) 525
2. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 461
3. Jose Davis (KENT) 429
4. Walter Church (EMI) 399
5. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 368
6. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 360
7. Joe Freedy (BUF) 358
8. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 356
9. Brian Conn (BALLST) 354
10. Butchie Washington (AKR) 322
Total Yards
1. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 3902
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 3793
3. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 2439
4. Jose Davis (KENT) 2339
5. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 2287
6. Walter Church (EMI) 1937
7. Butchie Washington (AKR) 1936
8. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 1719
9. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 1659
10. Joe Freedy (BUF) 1636
Total Yards Per Play
1. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 8.5
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 7.2
Total Touchdowns
1. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 39
2. Tim Lester (WMI) 35
3. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 24
4. Jose Davis (KENT) 20
5. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 17
6. Butchie Washington (AKR) 14
7. Brandon Payne (AKR) 13
  Chris Finlen (NIL) 13
9. Chester Taylor (TOL) 12
  Doug Chapman (MARSH) 12