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2001 Mid-American Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
East W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Marshall 11 2 .846 8 0 1.000 39.4 28.4 6.32 -5.45
Miami (OH) 7 5 .583 6 2 .750 26.6 25.8 -1.16 -1.91
Bowling Green State 8 3 .727 5 3 .625 30.3 19.5 4.58 -4.42
Kent State 6 5 .545 5 3 .625 22.5 25.5 -5.42 -4.88
Akron 4 7 .364 4 4 .500 25.5 32.7 -9.08 -3.62
Buffalo 3 8 .273 1 7 .125 18.6 26.0 -17.53 -9.35
Ohio 1 10 .091 1 7 .125 18.0 29.4 -13.22 -2.22
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Toledo 10 2 .833 5 2 .714 33.9 24.8 3.21 -6.62
Northern Illinois 6 5 .545 4 3 .571 27.5 26.5 -3.67 -4.67
Ball State 5 6 .455 4 3 .571 24.4 26.9 -9.24 -7.61
Western Michigan 5 6 .455 4 4 .500 25.2 24.2 -4.19 -4.29
Central Michigan 3 8 .273 2 6 .250 22.8 31.5 -15.00 -6.55
Eastern Michigan 2 9 .182 1 6 .143 17.9 32.4 -21.81 -9.45

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/26 9/2 9/9 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 Final
Toledo         25 23   25             25 25 23
Marshall                       24 20 20      

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2001-12-29 Motor City Bowl Toledo 23 Cincinnati 16 Motor City Bowl (Pontiac, MI)
2001-12-19 GMAC Bowl Marshall 64 East Carolina 61 GMAC Bowl (Mobile, AL)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 13
  Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 13
8. Andy Sahm (BGSU) 11
9. Joe Freedy (BUF) 10
  Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 10

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

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

Rush Attempts

1. Marcus Merriweather (BALLST) 268
  Thomas Hammock (NIL) 268
  Chester Taylor (TOL) 268
4. Terrence Jackson (CMI) 252
5. Chris Roberson (EMI) 167
  Chris R. Roberson (EMI) 167
7. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 164
8. Bobby Hendry (AKR) 160
9. Franklin Wallace (MARSH) 152
10. Dontrell Jackson (OH) 143

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

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

Receptions

1. Darius Watts (MARSH) 91
2. Josh Davis (MARSH) 79
3. Robert Redd (BGSU) 72
4. Kevin Walter (EMI) 62
  Donta Greene (TOL) 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

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

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

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Darius Watts (MARSH) 18
2. Denero Marriott (MARSH) 9
  Robert Redd (BGSU) 9
4. Darrell Hill (NIL) 7
5. Kurt Gerling (BGSU) 6
  Kevin Walter (EMI) 6
  Carl Ford (TOL) 6
  Jason Branch (MIAOH) 6
9. Eddie Tillitz (MIAOH) 5
  Jurron Kelly (KENT) 5
  P.J. Fleck (NIL) 5
  Josh Davis (MARSH) 5
  Michael Larkin (MIAOH) 5

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

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

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Chester Taylor (TOL) 23
2. Darius Watts (MARSH) 18
3. Marcus Merriweather (BALLST) 13
4. Bobby Hendry (AKR) 10
  Franklin Wallace (MARSH) 10
  Terrence Jackson (CMI) 10
  Steve Little (MIAOH) 10
8. Denero Marriott (MARSH) 9
  Josh Harris (BGSU) 9
  Robert Redd (BGSU) 9

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

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

Total Yards Per Play

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

Total Touchdowns

1. Byron Leftwich (MARSH) 40
2. Ben Roethlisberger (MIAOH) 28
3. Chester Taylor (TOL) 22
4. Chris Finlen (NIL) 18
5. Josh Harris (BGSU) 17
  Jeff Welsh (WMI) 17
7. Tavares Bolden (TOL) 16
8. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 15
9. Kainoa Akina (EMI) 14
  Andy Sahm (BGSU) 14
  Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 14

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

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

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

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

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. Michael Wafzig (MIAOH) 2276
  Mike Wafzig (MIAOH) 2276
9. Patrick Fleming (BGSU) 2166
10. Pat Fleming (BGSU) 2165

Punting Yards Per Punt

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

Punt Returns

1. Robert Redd (BGSU) 35
2. P.J. Fleck (NIL) 26
3. Eddie Tillitz (MIAOH) 25
  Joshua Bush (WMI) 25
5. Stafford Owens (OH) 22
6. Donta Greene (TOL) 20
  Josh Davis (MARSH) 20
8. Jurron Kelly (KENT) 15
  Craig Rohlfs (BUF) 15
10. Tedaro France (CMI) 14
  Billy Lynch (BALLST) 14

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

Kickoff Returns

1. Jason Caesar (OH) 25
  Ronald Rogers (WMI) 25
3. Matt Carter (AKR) 23
4. Milt Bowen (MIAOH) 22
5. Donta Greene (TOL) 21
6. Sean Schembra (BALLST) 17
7. Craig Rohlfs (BUF) 16
8. Andre Forde (BUF) 15
  Corey Parchman (BALLST) 15
  Randee Drew (NIL) 15

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

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

Interception Return Touchdowns

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