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2000 Mid-American Conference Leaders

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Record: 67-79, .459 W-L% (9th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -7.76 (10th of 12) ▪ SOS: -6.05 (12th of 12)

Division Champions: Marshall (East) and Western Michigan (West)
Conference Champion: Marshall (Won Championship Game 19-14)

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 279
2. Walter Church (EMI) 238
3. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 207
4. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 189
5. Joe Freedy (BUF) 184
6. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 161
7. Butchie Washington (AKR) 143
8. Chris Finlen (NIL) 131
9. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 130
10. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 123
11. Zach Williams (KENT) 114
12. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 83
13. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 82
14. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 54
15. Jeff Valentino (KENT) 44
16. Brian Conn (BALLST) 27
17. Josh Harris (BGSU) 23
18. Dan Urban (NIL) 17
19. Ryan Harris (WMI) 14
20. Steve Galbraith (MARSH) 13
  Stephen Galbraith (MARSH) 13

Pass Attempts

1. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 457
2. Walter Church (EMI) 399
3. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 384
4. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 354
5. Joe Freedy (BUF) 338
6. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 283
  Butchie Washington (AKR) 283
8. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 244
9. Chris Finlen (NIL) 231
10. Zach Williams (KENT) 213
11. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 212
12. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 180
13. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 142
14. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 119
15. Jeff Valentino (KENT) 86
16. Brian Conn (BALLST) 62
17. Josh Harris (BGSU) 48
18. Dan Urban (NIL) 33
19. Ryan Harris (WMI) 27
20. Steve Galbraith (MARSH) 24
  Stephen Galbraith (MARSH) 24

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 61.3
2. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 61.1
3. Walter Church (EMI) 59.6
4. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 58.5
5. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 56.9
6. Chris Finlen (NIL) 56.7
7. Joe Freedy (BUF) 54.4
8. Zach Williams (KENT) 53.5
9. Butchie Washington (AKR) 50.5
10. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 50.4
11. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 49.2
12. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 46.1

Passing Yards

1. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 3358
2. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 2537
3. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 2415
4. Walter Church (EMI) 2326
5. Butchie Washington (AKR) 2319
6. Joe Freedy (BUF) 2060
7. Chris Finlen (NIL) 1857
8. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 1597
9. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 1490
10. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 1455
11. Zach Williams (KENT) 1120
12. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 1059
13. Pete Shepherd (CMI) 906
14. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 881
15. Jeff Valentino (KENT) 413
16. Dan Urban (NIL) 325
17. Brian Conn (BALLST) 249
18. Ryan Harris (WMI) 246
19. Josh Harris (BGSU) 243
20. Steve Galbraith (MARSH) 214
  Stephen Galbraith (MARSH) 214

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Butchie Washington (AKR) 8.2
2. Chris Finlen (NIL) 8.0
3. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 7.3
4. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 7.2
5. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 6.9
6. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 6.3
7. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 6.1
8. Joe Freedy (BUF) 6.1
9. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 5.9
10. Walter Church (EMI) 5.8
11. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 5.6
12. Zach Williams (KENT) 5.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Butchie Washington (AKR) 7.6
2. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 7.4
3. Chris Finlen (NIL) 7.2
4. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 6.5
5. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 5.9
6. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 5.5
7. Walter Church (EMI) 5.5
8. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 5.4
9. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 5.1
10. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 5.0
11. Joe Freedy (BUF) 4.5
12. Zach Williams (KENT) 3.9

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 134.0
2. Chris Finlen (NIL) 132.2
3. Butchie Washington (AKR) 131.4
4. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 127.9
5. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 125.9
6. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 116.6
7. Walter Church (EMI) 113.7
8. Joe Freedy (BUF) 108.7
9. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 105.1
10. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 104.4
11. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 102.8
12. Zach Williams (KENT) 96.4

Rush Attempts

1. Robert Sanford (WMI) 293
2. Chester Taylor (TOL) 250
3. Marcus Merriweather (BALLST) 225
4. Brandon Payne (AKR) 220
5. Thomas Hammock (NIL) 215
6. Michael Turner (NIL) 200
7. Chante Murphy (KENT) 199
8. Steve Little (MIAOH) 189
9. Anthony Jones (BALLST) 159
10. John White (EMI) 155
  Dontrell Jackson (OH) 155
  John Gibson (BGSU) 155
13. Chad Brinker (OH) 147
14. Vince Webber (CMI) 130
15. Marquis Dwarte (BUF) 129
16. Antwon McCray (TOL) 119
17. Jamel Patterson (OH) 114
18. Jimmie Gray (AKR) 111
19. Booker Vann (KENT) 103
20. Franklin Wallace (MARSH) 100

Rushing Yards

1. Robert Sanford (WMI) 1571
2. Chester Taylor (TOL) 1470
3. Thomas Hammock (NIL) 1083
4. Brandon Payne (AKR) 1062
5. Marcus Merriweather (BALLST) 1004
6. Steve Little (MIAOH) 986
7. Michael Turner (NIL) 983
8. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 864
9. Chante Murphy (KENT) 800
10. Chad Brinker (OH) 734
11. Jamel Patterson (OH) 660
12. Marquis Dwarte (BUF) 611
13. Antwon McCray (TOL) 567
14. John White (EMI) 561
15. Franklin Wallace (MARSH) 555
16. Anthony Jones (BALLST) 515
17. John Gibson (BGSU) 514
18. Jimmie Gray (AKR) 509
19. Raynald Ray (OH) 481
20. Vince Webber (CMI) 458

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chester Taylor (TOL) 5.9
2. Jamel Patterson (OH) 5.8
3. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 5.6
4. Franklin Wallace (MARSH) 5.5
5. Robert Sanford (WMI) 5.4
6. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 5.3
7. Albert Grundy (BUF) 5.3
8. Steve Little (MIAOH) 5.2
9. Thomas Hammock (NIL) 5.0
10. Chad Brinker (OH) 5.0
11. Michael Turner (NIL) 4.9
12. Brandon Payne (AKR) 4.8
13. Antwon McCray (TOL) 4.8
14. Marquis Dwarte (BUF) 4.7
15. Cal Murray (MIAOH) 4.7
16. Joe Sherrill (OH) 4.6
17. Jimmie Gray (AKR) 4.6
18. Marcus Merriweather (BALLST) 4.5
19. Josh Harris (BGSU) 4.2
20. Ashantti Watson (EMI) 4.2

Receptions

1. Kenny Christian (EMI) 78
2. Nate Poole (MARSH) 70
3. David Bautista (BGSU) 69
4. Steve Neal (WMI) 67
5. Justin McCareins (NIL) 66
6. Kevin Walter (EMI) 55
7. David Foye (MARSH) 53
8. Mel Long (TOL) 50
9. Lavel Bailey (AKR) 44
10. Ty Buxton (MIAOH) 42
  Jake Schifino (AKR) 42
12. Lanier Washington (MARSH) 40
  Joshua Bush (WMI) 40
  Sean Schembra (BALLST) 40
15. Eddie Tillitz (MIAOH) 39
16. John Cooper (MARSH) 37
  Sly Johnson (MIAOH) 37
  Jurron Kelly (KENT) 37
19. Darius Watts (MARSH) 36
  Andre Forde (BUF) 36

Receiving Yards

1. Justin McCareins (NIL) 1168
2. David Bautista (BGSU) 915
3. Lavel Bailey (AKR) 876
4. Steve Neal (WMI) 848
5. Nate Poole (MARSH) 818
6. Kenny Christian (EMI) 808
7. Jake Schifino (AKR) 778
8. Kevin Walter (EMI) 721
9. Sly Johnson (MIAOH) 620
10. Darius Watts (MARSH) 616
11. Andre Forde (BUF) 590
12. Mel Long (TOL) 587
13. David Foye (MARSH) 549
14. Corey Alston (WMI) 516
15. Lanier Washington (MARSH) 512
16. Ty Buxton (MIAOH) 511
  Matt Curry (KENT) 511
18. Dahnel Singfield (BUF) 485
19. Sean Schembra (BALLST) 484
20. John Cooper (MARSH) 477

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Lavel Bailey (AKR) 19.9
2. Jake Schifino (AKR) 18.5
3. Corey Alston (WMI) 17.8
4. Justin McCareins (NIL) 17.7
5. Darius Watts (MARSH) 17.1
6. Sly Johnson (MIAOH) 16.8
7. Andre Forde (BUF) 16.4
8. Ira Gooch (CMI) 16.3
9. David Westbrook (BALLST) 15.6
10. Jason Branch (MIAOH) 15.0
11. Dahnel Singfield (BUF) 14.7
12. Matt Curry (KENT) 14.6
13. David Bautista (BGSU) 13.3
14. Keith Perry (NIL) 13.2
15. Kevin Walter (EMI) 13.1
16. Steve Messam (CMI) 13.1
  Stephen Messam (CMI) 13.1
18. Zeke McKine (BUF) 13.0
19. John Cooper (MARSH) 12.9
20. Lanier Washington (MARSH) 12.8

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Robert Sanford (WMI) 299
2. Chester Taylor (TOL) 267
3. Brandon Payne (AKR) 242
4. Marcus Merriweather (BALLST) 233
5. Chante Murphy (KENT) 222
6. Thomas Hammock (NIL) 221
7. Michael Turner (NIL) 204
8. Steve Little (MIAOH) 193
9. John White (EMI) 168
10. Anthony Jones (BALLST) 166
11. John Gibson (BGSU) 160
12. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 155
13. Chad Brinker (OH) 151
14. Vince Webber (CMI) 142
15. Marquis Dwarte (BUF) 141
16. Antwon McCray (TOL) 126
17. Jamel Patterson (OH) 116
18. Franklin Wallace (MARSH) 113
  Jimmie Gray (AKR) 113
20. Booker Vann (KENT) 110

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Robert Sanford (WMI) 1623
2. Chester Taylor (TOL) 1599
3. Brandon Payne (AKR) 1273
4. Justin McCareins (NIL) 1241
5. Thomas Hammock (NIL) 1154
6. Marcus Merriweather (BALLST) 1037
7. Michael Turner (NIL) 1028
8. Steve Little (MIAOH) 1018
9. Chante Murphy (KENT) 993
10. David Bautista (BGSU) 936
11. Lavel Bailey (AKR) 884
12. Chad Brinker (OH) 867
13. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 864
14. Steve Neal (WMI) 838
15. Nate Poole (MARSH) 814
16. Jake Schifino (AKR) 810
17. Kenny Christian (EMI) 804
18. Raynald Ray (OH) 789
19. Kevin Walter (EMI) 721
20. Jamel Patterson (OH) 693

Total Plays

1. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 539
2. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 462
3. Walter Church (EMI) 426
  Jeff Welsh (WMI) 426
5. Joe Freedy (BUF) 393
6. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 356
7. Butchie Washington (AKR) 335
8. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 325
9. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 300
10. Robert Sanford (WMI) 294
11. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 274
  Chris Finlen (NIL) 274
13. Chester Taylor (TOL) 250
14. Zach Williams (KENT) 245
15. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 240
16. Marcus Merriweather (BALLST) 225
17. Brandon Payne (AKR) 220
18. Thomas Hammock (NIL) 216
19. Michael Turner (NIL) 200
20. Chante Murphy (KENT) 199

Total Yards

1. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 3441
2. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 2694
3. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 2553
4. Butchie Washington (AKR) 2418
5. Walter Church (EMI) 2236
6. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 1987
7. Chris Finlen (NIL) 1947
8. Joe Freedy (BUF) 1870
9. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 1745
10. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 1711
11. Robert Sanford (WMI) 1573
12. Chester Taylor (TOL) 1470
13. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 1414
14. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 1113
15. Zach Williams (KENT) 1093
16. Thomas Hammock (NIL) 1083
17. Brandon Payne (AKR) 1062
18. Marcus Merriweather (BALLST) 1004
19. Steve Little (MIAOH) 986
20. Michael Turner (NIL) 983

Total Yards Per Play

1. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 6.4

Extra Point Attempts

1. Todd France (TOL) 49
2. Brad Selent (WMI) 48
3. Kevin Kerr (OH) 42
4. Zac Derr (AKR) 41
  J.R. Jenkins (MARSH) 41
6. Steve Azar (NIL) 40
7. Andy Brumbergs (MIAOH) 33
8. Toller Starnes (EMI) 23
9. Scott Keller (BUF) 22
10. Mike Langford (BALLST) 16
  Mike Knapp (BGSU) 16
12. Dave Pavich (KENT) 15
13. Adam Clyne (CMI) 10
14. Brian Grider (NIL) 9
15. Paul Savich (CMI) 7
16. Thomas Pucke (BALLST) 6
17. Kyle Turano (BGSU) 3

Extra Points Made

1. Todd France (TOL) 49
2. Brad Selent (WMI) 47
3. J.R. Jenkins (MARSH) 40
4. Kevin Kerr (OH) 39
5. Zac Derr (AKR) 38
  Steve Azar (NIL) 38
7. Andy Brumbergs (MIAOH) 30
8. Toller Starnes (EMI) 22
9. Scott Keller (BUF) 19
10. Mike Knapp (BGSU) 15
11. Mike Langford (BALLST) 13
12. Dave Pavich (KENT) 12
13. Brian Grider (NIL) 9
14. Adam Clyne (CMI) 8
15. Paul Savich (CMI) 7
16. Thomas Pucke (BALLST) 4
17. Kyle Turano (BGSU) 3

Field Goal Attempts

1. J.R. Jenkins (MARSH) 20
2. Todd France (TOL) 19
3. Kevin Kerr (OH) 18
  Mike Knapp (BGSU) 18
5. Andy Brumbergs (MIAOH) 17
6. Zac Derr (AKR) 16
7. Steve Azar (NIL) 15
8. Toller Starnes (EMI) 14
9. Scott Keller (BUF) 13
10. Brad Selent (WMI) 12
11. Dave Pavich (KENT) 10
12. Thomas Pucke (BALLST) 7
  Paul Savich (CMI) 7
14. Mike Langford (BALLST) 5
15. Brian Grider (NIL) 4
16. Kyle Turano (BGSU) 2

Field Goals Made

1. Todd France (TOL) 15
2. Steve Azar (NIL) 14
  J.R. Jenkins (MARSH) 14
4. Andy Brumbergs (MIAOH) 12
  Kevin Kerr (OH) 12
6. Toller Starnes (EMI) 11
  Zac Derr (AKR) 11
8. Mike Knapp (BGSU) 10
9. Brad Selent (WMI) 8
10. Scott Keller (BUF) 6
  Dave Pavich (KENT) 6
12. Paul Savich (CMI) 4
13. Mike Langford (BALLST) 3
  Thomas Pucke (BALLST) 3
15. Brian Grider (NIL) 2

Punts

1. Brian Brandt (CMI) 87
2. Jared Fritz (KENT) 72
3. Nick Avondet (EMI) 71
4. Reggie Hodges (BALLST) 64
5. Curtis Head (MARSH) 60
6. Patrick Fleming (BGSU) 59
7. Pat Fleming (BGSU) 58
8. Kent McCullough (MIAOH) 56
9. Brandon Hannum (TOL) 55
10. Andy Jerdon (AKR) 51
11. Dave Zastudil (OH) 47
12. Matt Steffen (WMI) 45
13. Jimmy Erwin (NIL) 44
14. Mike Masucci (BUF) 38
15. Dallas Pelz (BUF) 28
16. Ricky Schneider (BGSU) 11
17. Toller Starnes (EMI) 2

Punting Yards

1. Brian Brandt (CMI) 3440
2. Nick Avondet (EMI) 2954
3. Jared Fritz (KENT) 2908
4. Curtis Head (MARSH) 2444
5. Patrick Fleming (BGSU) 2360
6. Kent McCullough (MIAOH) 2344
7. Pat Fleming (BGSU) 2340
8. Reggie Hodges (BALLST) 2321
9. Dave Zastudil (OH) 2084
10. Brandon Hannum (TOL) 2083
11. Andy Jerdon (AKR) 2021
12. Matt Steffen (WMI) 1731
13. Jimmy Erwin (NIL) 1675
14. Mike Masucci (BUF) 1575
15. Dallas Pelz (BUF) 992
16. Ricky Schneider (BGSU) 406
17. Toller Starnes (EMI) 80
18. Duane Griffin (AKR) 43
19. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 34
20. Kevin Kerr (OH) 25
  Jason Hogrefe (NIL) 25

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Pat Fleming (BGSU) 40.3

Punt Return Yards

1. Joshua Bush (WMI) 526
2. Eddie Tillitz (MIAOH) 450
3. Raynald Ray (OH) 396
4. Justin McCareins (NIL) 362
5. Ira Gooch (CMI) 211
6. Maurice Hines (MARSH) 205
7. Brandon Payne (AKR) 161
8. Brandon Hefflin (TOL) 159
9. Ashantti Watson (EMI) 142
10. Chad Long (BGSU) 139
11. Billy Lynch (BALLST) 111
12. Joe Alls (BGSU) 96
13. Lanier Washington (MARSH) 94
14. P.J. Fleck (NIL) 90
15. Zeke McKine (BUF) 84
16. Brandon Lewis (EMI) 76
17. Tony Miller (TOL) 70
18. Jurron Kelly (KENT) 68
19. Dahnel Singfield (BUF) 55
20. Quentin Manley (BALLST) 54

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Paul Dye (TOL) 2
  Joshua Bush (WMI) 2
  Eddie Tillitz (MIAOH) 2

Kickoff Returns

1. Jimmie Gray (AKR) 35
2. Milt Bowen (MIAOH) 32
3. Shawn Shoemaker (KENT) 26
4. Andre Forde (BUF) 20
5. Joe Alls (BGSU) 19
6. Justin McCareins (NIL) 18
7. Sean Schembra (BALLST) 17
8. Chad Brinker (OH) 16
  Dahnel Singfield (BUF) 16
10. Curtis Jones (MARSH) 15
  Ira Gooch (CMI) 15
12. Jamar Cottee (BALLST) 14
  Kenny Christian (EMI) 14
  Dante McKnight (CMI) 14
  Rashad McDade (WMI) 14
16. Tony Miller (TOL) 12
  Randee Drew (NIL) 12
18. Maurice Ryland (EMI) 11
19. Darius Watts (MARSH) 10
20. Ashantti Watson (EMI) 9
  Marquis Dwarte (BUF) 9

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Milt Bowen (MIAOH) 706
2. Jimmie Gray (AKR) 692
3. Shawn Shoemaker (KENT) 546
4. Justin McCareins (NIL) 411
5. Joe Alls (BGSU) 371
6. Chad Brinker (OH) 364
  Curtis Jones (MARSH) 364
8. Andre Forde (BUF) 362
9. Ira Gooch (CMI) 331
10. Tony Miller (TOL) 316
11. Dahnel Singfield (BUF) 307
12. Kenny Christian (EMI) 301
13. Rashad McDade (WMI) 299
14. Sean Schembra (BALLST) 277
15. Randee Drew (NIL) 246
16. Demarrio Jones (MIAOH) 242
17. Maurice Ryland (EMI) 220
18. Dante McKnight (CMI) 211
19. Jamar Cottee (BALLST) 207
20. Darius Watts (MARSH) 203

Interception Return Yards

1. Dwight Smith (AKR) 208
2. Demerist Whitfield (NIL) 108
3. Jacob Yavasile (MIAOH) 99
4. Janssen Patton (BGSU) 89
5. Kevin Rollins (TOL) 83
6. Brandon Godsey (MIAOH) 82
7. Duane Williams (BUF) 73
8. Corey Morris (TOL) 67
9. Doug Hodges (MARSH) 65
10. Tedaro France (CMI) 63
  Rodrico Epps (CMI) 63
12. Danny Derricott (MARSH) 61
13. James Willingham (EMI) 56
14. Chris Haneline (BGSU) 54
15. Tory Smith (BUF) 53
16. Brandon Hefflin (TOL) 52
17. Andrae Brooks (EMI) 49
18. Ken Dobbs (BGSU) 47
19. Lorenzo Scott (BALLST) 46
  Buster Sampson (NIL) 46
  Scott (BALLST) 46

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Dwight Smith (AKR) 2