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2001 Mid-American Conference Leaders

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Record: 71-76, .483 W-L% (8th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -6.63 (11th of 12) ▪ SOS: -5.46 (11th of 12)

Division Champions: Marshall (East) and Toledo (West)
Conference Champion: Toledo (Won Championship Game 41-36)

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 315
2. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 241
3. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 200
4. Joe Freedy (BUF) 187
5. Charlie Frye (AKR) 170
6. Chris Finlen (NIL) 166
7. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 159
8. Kainoa Akina (EMI) 140
9. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 134
10. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 131
11. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 122
12. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 116
13. Jonathan Drach (WMI) 92
  Jon Drach (WMI) 92
15. Josh Harris (BGSU) 81
16. Derek Gorney (CMI) 74
17. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 44
18. Troy Edwards (EMI) 34
19. Fred Ray (OH) 22
20. Jeff Crooks (EMI) 21

Pass Attempts

1. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 470
2. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 381
3. Joe Freedy (BUF) 371
4. Chris Finlen (NIL) 331
5. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 301
6. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 291
7. Charlie Frye (AKR) 289
8. Kainoa Akina (EMI) 267
9. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 238
10. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 213
11. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 211
12. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 198
13. Jon Drach (WMI) 191
  Jonathan Drach (WMI) 191
15. Derek Gorney (CMI) 150
16. Josh Harris (BGSU) 133
17. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 83
18. Troy Edwards (EMI) 75
19. Fred Ray (OH) 58
20. Jeff Crooks (EMI) 47

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 68.7
2. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 67.0
3. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 63.3
4. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 62.9
5. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 61.6
6. Charlie Frye (AKR) 58.8
7. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 55.0
8. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 55.0
9. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 52.8
10. Kainoa Akina (EMI) 52.4
11. Joe Freedy (BUF) 50.4
12. Chris Finlen (NIL) 50.2
13. Jon Drach (WMI) 48.2
  Jonathan Drach (WMI) 48.2

Passing Yards

1. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 4132
2. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 3105
3. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 2331
4. Joe Freedy (BUF) 2077
5. Charlie Frye (AKR) 2053
6. Chris Finlen (NIL) 2036
7. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 1953
8. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 1702
9. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 1516
10. Kainoa Akina (EMI) 1504
11. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 1326
12. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 1156
13. Josh Harris (BGSU) 1022
14. Jonathan Drach (WMI) 988
  Jon Drach (WMI) 988
16. Derek Gorney (CMI) 831
17. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 559
18. Troy Edwards (EMI) 320
19. Jeff Crooks (EMI) 221
20. Fred Ray (OH) 207

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 8.8
2. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 8.1
3. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 8.0
4. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 8.0
5. Charlie Frye (AKR) 7.1
6. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 6.7
7. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 6.5
8. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 6.4
9. Chris Finlen (NIL) 6.2
10. Kainoa Akina (EMI) 5.6
11. Joe Freedy (BUF) 5.6
12. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 5.5
13. Jon Drach (WMI) 5.2
  Jonathan Drach (WMI) 5.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 9.7
2. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 8.6
3. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 8.1
4. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 7.9
5. Charlie Frye (AKR) 6.8
6. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 6.3
7. Chris Finlen (NIL) 5.8
8. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 5.5
9. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 5.1
10. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 4.9
11. Kainoa Akina (EMI) 4.8
12. Joe Freedy (BUF) 4.3
13. Jonathan Drach (WMI) 4.3
  Jon Drach (WMI) 4.3

Passing Touchdowns

1. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 38
2. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 25
3. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 15
4. Kainoa Akina (EMI) 14
  Chris Finlen (NIL) 14
6. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 13
  Tavares Bolden (TOL) 13
8. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 11
9. Joe Freedy (BUF) 10
  Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 10
11. Josh Harris (BGSU) 9
  Charlie Frye (AKR) 9
13. Jonathan Drach (WMI) 7
  Jon Drach (WMI) 7
  Derrick Vickers (CMI) 7
16. Derek Gorney (CMI) 5
17. Brian Jones (TOL) 3
18. Brandon Carey (MARSH) 2
  Chester Taylor (TOL) 2
  Dontrell Jackson (OH) 2
  Fred Ray (OH) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Joe Freedy (BUF) 15
  Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 15
3. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 13
4. Kainoa Akina (EMI) 11
5. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 10
6. Chris Finlen (NIL) 9
7. Derek Gorney (CMI) 7
  Jonathan Drach (WMI) 7
  Jon Drach (WMI) 7
  Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 7
11. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 6
  Charlie Frye (AKR) 6
13. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 5
  Tavares Bolden (TOL) 5
15. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 4
16. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 3
  Brian Jones (TOL) 3
  Josh Harris (BGSU) 3
  Troy Edwards (EMI) 3
20. Nick Sparks (AKR) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 164.6
2. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 149.5
3. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 147.3
4. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 146.5
5. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 126.1
6. Charlie Frye (AKR) 124.6
7. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 118.2
8. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 111.6
9. Chris Finlen (NIL) 110.3
10. Kainoa Akina (EMI) 108.8
11. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 106.3
12. Joe Freedy (BUF) 98.2
13. Jonathan Drach (WMI) 96.4
  Jon Drach (WMI) 96.4

Rush Attempts

1. Marcus Merriweather (BALLST) 268
  Thomas Hammock (NIL) 268
  Chester Taylor (TOL) 268
4. Terrence Jackson (CMI) 252
5. Chris R. Roberson (EMI) 167
  Chris Roberson (EMI) 167
7. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 164
8. Bobby Hendry (AKR) 160
9. Franklin Wallace (MARSH) 152
10. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 143
11. Marquis Dwarte (BUF) 141
12. Steve Little (MIAOH) 135
13. Joe Alls (BGSU) 129
14. Josh Harris (BGSU) 126
15. Philip Reed (WMI) 122
16. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 120
17. David Alston (KENT) 119
18. Jamel Patterson (OH) 117
19. Derrick Gordon (BUF) 113
20. Luke Clemens (MIAOH) 109

Rushing Yards

1. Chester Taylor (TOL) 1430
2. Marcus Merriweather (BALLST) 1244
3. Terrence Jackson (CMI) 1194
4. Thomas Hammock (NIL) 1096
5. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 1019
6. Bobby Hendry (AKR) 819
7. Franklin Wallace (MARSH) 796
8. Chris R. Roberson (EMI) 755
  Chris Roberson (EMI) 755
10. Jamel Patterson (OH) 638
11. David Alston (KENT) 633
12. Josh Harris (BGSU) 614
13. Steve Little (MIAOH) 587
14. Joe Alls (BGSU) 553
15. Marquis Dwarte (BUF) 546
16. Philip Reed (WMI) 539
17. Antwon McCray (TOL) 521
18. Kenan Lawhorne (CMI) 506
19. Brandon Payne (AKR) 498
20. Derrick Gordon (BUF) 486

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 6.2
2. Chante Murphy (KENT) 5.9
3. Jamel Patterson (OH) 5.5
4. Chester Taylor (TOL) 5.3
5. David Alston (KENT) 5.3
6. Franklin Wallace (MARSH) 5.2
7. Bobby Hendry (AKR) 5.1
8. Kenan Lawhorne (CMI) 5.1
9. Antwon McCray (TOL) 5.0
10. Brandon Payne (AKR) 4.9
11. Josh Harris (BGSU) 4.9
12. Terrence Jackson (CMI) 4.7
13. Marcus Merriweather (BALLST) 4.6
14. John Gibson (BGSU) 4.6
15. Chris Roberson (EMI) 4.5
  Chris R. Roberson (EMI) 4.5
17. Philip Reed (WMI) 4.4
18. Steve Little (MIAOH) 4.3
19. Derrick Gordon (BUF) 4.3
20. Michael Turner (NIL) 4.3

Receptions

1. Darius Watts (MARSH) 91
2. Josh Davis (MARSH) 79
3. Robert Redd (BGSU) 72
4. Donta Greene (TOL) 62
  Kevin Walter (EMI) 62
6. P.J. Fleck (NIL) 59
7. Denero Marriott (MARSH) 56
8. David Bautista (BGSU) 52
9. Rob Turner (CMI) 50
10. Joshua Bush (WMI) 48
  Matt Cherry (AKR) 48
12. Carl Ford (TOL) 46
  Jason Branch (MIAOH) 46
14. Eddie Tillitz (MIAOH) 43
15. Chad Bartoszek (BUF) 42
16. Billy Lynch (BALLST) 40
17. Darrell Hill (NIL) 38
18. Jurron Kelly (KENT) 37
  Michael Larkin (MIAOH) 37
20. Kurt Gerling (BGSU) 36
  Jake Schifino (AKR) 36

Receiving Yards

1. Darius Watts (MARSH) 1417
2. Josh Davis (MARSH) 961
3. Robert Redd (BGSU) 884
4. Darrell Hill (NIL) 822
5. Denero Marriott (MARSH) 800
6. Kevin Walter (EMI) 748
7. P.J. Fleck (NIL) 732
8. Michael Larkin (MIAOH) 672
9. Rob Turner (CMI) 668
10. David Bautista (BGSU) 661
11. Carl Ford (TOL) 646
12. Donta Greene (TOL) 630
  Matt Cherry (AKR) 630
14. Joshua Bush (WMI) 617
15. Eddie Tillitz (MIAOH) 577
16. Jason Branch (MIAOH) 565
17. Jake Schifino (AKR) 506
18. Maurice Bradford (BUF) 498
19. Jurron Kelly (KENT) 479
20. Matt Knueven (BUF) 443

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Darrell Hill (NIL) 21.6
2. Michael Larkin (MIAOH) 18.2
3. Darius Watts (MARSH) 15.6
4. Denero Marriott (MARSH) 14.3
5. Maurice Bradford (BUF) 14.2
6. Matt Curry (KENT) 14.2
7. Jake Schifino (AKR) 14.1
8. Carl Ford (TOL) 14.0
9. Antonio Thomas (WMI) 14.0
10. Gregg Kellett (MARSH) 13.4
11. Eddie Tillitz (MIAOH) 13.4
12. Rob Turner (CMI) 13.4
13. Jamar Cottee (BALLST) 13.3
14. Chauncey Henry (MIAOH) 13.2
15. Matt Cherry (AKR) 13.1
16. Jurron Kelly (KENT) 12.9
17. Joshua Bush (WMI) 12.9
18. Joe Mohler (OH) 12.8
19. David Bautista (BGSU) 12.7
20. Sean Schembra (BALLST) 12.7

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Chester Taylor (TOL) 294
2. Thomas Hammock (NIL) 283
3. Marcus Merriweather (BALLST) 272
4. Terrence Jackson (CMI) 255
5. Chris R. Roberson (EMI) 190
  Chris Roberson (EMI) 190
7. Franklin Wallace (MARSH) 168
8. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 165
9. Bobby Hendry (AKR) 163
10. Marquis Dwarte (BUF) 157
11. Steve Little (MIAOH) 154
12. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 143
13. Joe Alls (BGSU) 138
14. Philip Reed (WMI) 134
15. Kenan Lawhorne (CMI) 132
16. David Alston (KENT) 130
17. Josh Harris (BGSU) 127
18. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 120
19. Luke Clemens (MIAOH) 119
  Jamel Patterson (OH) 119
  Derrick Gordon (BUF) 119

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Chester Taylor (TOL) 1672
2. Darius Watts (MARSH) 1425
3. Marcus Merriweather (BALLST) 1260
4. Terrence Jackson (CMI) 1247
5. Thomas Hammock (NIL) 1166
6. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 1051
7. Josh Davis (MARSH) 982
8. Franklin Wallace (MARSH) 904
9. Robert Redd (BGSU) 882
10. Darrell Hill (NIL) 867
11. Chris Roberson (EMI) 846
  Chris R. Roberson (EMI) 846
13. Bobby Hendry (AKR) 840
14. Denero Marriott (MARSH) 800
15. David Alston (KENT) 766
16. Kevin Walter (EMI) 748
17. P.J. Fleck (NIL) 732
18. Steve Little (MIAOH) 723
19. Kenan Lawhorne (CMI) 696
20. Antwon McCray (TOL) 680

Total Plays

1. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 534
2. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 501
3. Joe Freedy (BUF) 435
4. Chris Finlen (NIL) 417
5. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 402
6. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 399
7. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 353
8. Kainoa Akina (EMI) 351
  Charlie Frye (AKR) 351
10. Chester Taylor (TOL) 270
11. Marcus Merriweather (BALLST) 268
  Thomas Hammock (NIL) 268
13. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 264
14. Josh Harris (BGSU) 259
15. Terrence Jackson (CMI) 252
16. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 250
17. Jonathan Drach (WMI) 246
  Jon Drach (WMI) 246
19. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 242
20. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 226

Total Yards

1. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 4224
2. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 3294
3. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 2567
4. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 2535
5. Chris Finlen (NIL) 2142
6. Charlie Frye (AKR) 2075
7. Joe Freedy (BUF) 2067
8. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 2032
9. Kainoa Akina (EMI) 1681
10. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 1656
11. Josh Harris (BGSU) 1636
12. Chester Taylor (TOL) 1447
13. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 1359
14. Derrick Vickers (CMI) 1311
15. Marcus Merriweather (BALLST) 1244
16. Terrence Jackson (CMI) 1194
17. Jon Drach (WMI) 1112
  Jonathan Drach (WMI) 1112
19. Thomas Hammock (NIL) 1096
20. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 1031

Total Yards Per Play

1. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 7.9
2. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 6.6

Extra Point Attempts

1. Curtis Head (MARSH) 57
2. Shaun Suisham (BGSU) 45
  Todd France (TOL) 45
4. Robert Menchinger (WMI) 33
5. Steve Azar (NIL) 32
6. Dave Pavich (KENT) 30
  Jared Parseghian (MIAOH) 30
  Zac Derr (AKR) 30
9. Paul Savich (CMI) 28
10. Kevin Kerr (OH) 23
11. Mike Langford (BALLST) 21
  Dallas Pelz (BUF) 21
13. Toller Starnes (EMI) 20
14. Andy Brumbergs (MIAOH) 10
15. Thomas Pucke (BALLST) 8

Extra Points Made

1. Curtis Head (MARSH) 51
2. Shaun Suisham (BGSU) 44
  Todd France (TOL) 44
4. Steve Azar (NIL) 31
  Robert Menchinger (WMI) 31
6. Zac Derr (AKR) 30
  Dave Pavich (KENT) 30
8. Paul Savich (CMI) 28
  Jared Parseghian (MIAOH) 28
10. Mike Langford (BALLST) 21
  Kevin Kerr (OH) 21
12. Toller Starnes (EMI) 20
13. Dallas Pelz (BUF) 19
14. Thomas Pucke (BALLST) 8
15. Andy Brumbergs (MIAOH) 7

Field Goal Attempts

1. Steve Azar (NIL) 26
2. Paul Savich (CMI) 18
  Zac Derr (AKR) 18
  Dallas Pelz (BUF) 18
5. Todd France (TOL) 17
6. Dave Pavich (KENT) 13
7. Kevin Kerr (OH) 12
8. Robert Menchinger (WMI) 11
9. Jared Parseghian (MIAOH) 10
  Eric Klaban (EMI) 10
  Curtis Head (MARSH) 10
12. Shaun Suisham (BGSU) 8
  Toller Starnes (EMI) 8
  Thomas Pucke (BALLST) 8
15. Mike Langford (BALLST) 6
  Andy Brumbergs (MIAOH) 6
17. Brett Jackson (MIAOH) 2
  Jackson (MIAOH) 2

Field Goals Made

1. Steve Azar (NIL) 20
2. Zac Derr (AKR) 15
3. Dallas Pelz (BUF) 12
  Todd France (TOL) 12
5. Paul Savich (CMI) 11
6. Dave Pavich (KENT) 10
7. Curtis Head (MARSH) 9
8. Robert Menchinger (WMI) 8
9. Kevin Kerr (OH) 7
  Eric Klaban (EMI) 7
11. Jared Parseghian (MIAOH) 6
  Mike Langford (BALLST) 6
13. Toller Starnes (EMI) 5
14. Thomas Pucke (BALLST) 3
  Shaun Suisham (BGSU) 3

Punts

1. David Rysko (EMI) 88
2. Brian Brandt (CMI) 72
3. Scott McMahan (BUF) 68
4. Reggie Hodges (BALLST) 60
  Jimmy Erwin (NIL) 60
6. Mike Wafzig (MIAOH) 59
  Michael Wafzig (MIAOH) 59
8. Patrick Fleming (BGSU) 54
  Andy Jerdon (AKR) 54
  Pat Fleming (BGSU) 54
11. Jared Fritz (KENT) 52
12. Dave Zastudil (OH) 50
13. Brandon Hannum (TOL) 48
14. Curtis Head (MARSH) 45
15. Adam Anderson (WMI) 44
16. Matt Steffen (WMI) 17

Punting Yards

1. David Rysko (EMI) 3152
2. Brian Brandt (CMI) 2889
3. Scott McMahan (BUF) 2642
4. Jimmy Erwin (NIL) 2507
5. Reggie Hodges (BALLST) 2481
6. Dave Zastudil (OH) 2280
7. Mike Wafzig (MIAOH) 2276
  Michael Wafzig (MIAOH) 2276
9. Patrick Fleming (BGSU) 2166
10. Pat Fleming (BGSU) 2165
11. Andy Jerdon (AKR) 2039
12. Curtis Head (MARSH) 1996
13. Jared Fritz (KENT) 1971
14. Brandon Hannum (TOL) 1964
15. Adam Anderson (WMI) 1668
16. Matt Steffen (WMI) 588
17. Jeff Welsh (WMI) 35
18. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 27
19. Josh Harris (BGSU) 14

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Pat Fleming (BGSU) 40.1
2. Michael Wafzig (MIAOH) 38.6

Punt Return Yards

1. Robert Redd (BGSU) 385
2. Eddie Tillitz (MIAOH) 269
3. P.J. Fleck (NIL) 250
4. Donta Greene (TOL) 248
5. Stafford Owens (OH) 169
6. Matt Cherry (AKR) 163
7. Joshua Bush (WMI) 158
8. Jurron Kelly (KENT) 145
9. Craig Rohlfs (BUF) 137
10. Andre Forde (BUF) 135
11. Josh Davis (MARSH) 132
12. Tedaro France (CMI) 125
13. Ashantti Watson (EMI) 73
14. Billy Lynch (BALLST) 68
15. Terrance Lloyd (EMI) 50
16. Chris R. Roberson (EMI) 42
  Chris Roberson (EMI) 42
18. Dante McKnight (CMI) 40
19. Omari Colen (CMI) 36
  Randy Stegman (MIAOH) 36
  Curtis Jones (MARSH) 36

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Ronald Rogers (WMI) 583
2. Matt Carter (AKR) 515
3. Milt Bowen (MIAOH) 508
4. Jason Caesar (OH) 502
5. Corey Parchman (BALLST) 465
6. Donta Greene (TOL) 440
7. Joe Alls (BGSU) 350
8. Sean Schembra (BALLST) 326
9. Michael Turner (NIL) 319
10. Roberto Terrell (MARSH) 309
11. Randee Drew (NIL) 305
12. Andre Forde (BUF) 293
13. Craig Rohlfs (BUF) 290
14. Chris Roberson (EMI) 277
  Chris R. Roberson (EMI) 277
16. Antonio King (KENT) 257
17. Bobby Hendry (AKR) 223
18. Korey Kirkpatrick (MIAOH) 219
19. Terrance Lloyd (EMI) 208
20. Derrick Holoman (CMI) 202

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Chris Roberson (EMI) 23.1

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Corey Parchman (BALLST) 2

Interception Return Yards

1. Corey Morris (TOL) 117
2. Craig Rohlfs (BUF) 101
3. Jesse Avant (BALLST) 97
4. Lionel Hickenbottom (NIL) 96
5. Rickie Coble (AKR) 87
6. Vince Thompson (NIL) 79
7. Roberto Terrell (MARSH) 76
8. Jovan Clarke (CMI) 60
9. James Harrison (KENT) 54
10. Van Monroe (MIAOH) 49
  Quentin Manley (BALLST) 49
12. Chad Long (BGSU) 41
13. Ronald Rogers (WMI) 40
14. McClelland (BUF) 37
  Larry Davis (MARSH) 37
  Brandon Carter (TOL) 37
  Deonne McClelland (BUF) 37
18. Eric Culberson (AKR) 35
  Khary Campbell (BGSU) 35
  Ryan Sprague (MIAOH) 35

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Lionel Hickenbottom (NIL) 2
  Vince Thompson (NIL) 2