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2003 Mid-American Conference Year Summary

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Record: 83-89, .483 W-L% (10th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -6.42 (11th of 12) ▪ SOS: -4.84 (11th of 12)

Division Champions: Miami (OH) (East) and Bowling Green State (West)
Conference Champion: Miami (OH) (Won Championship Game 49-27)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Bowling Green State and Miami (OH))

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
East W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Miami (OH) 13 1 .929 8 0 1.000 43.0 19.4 14.21 -3.29
Marshall 8 4 .667 6 2 .750 29.2 23.2 2.42 -4.49
Akron 7 5 .583 5 3 .625 36.3 29.4 -5.96 -8.62
Kent State 5 7 .417 4 4 .500 26.8 33.0 -8.65 -4.31
Central Florida 3 9 .250 2 6 .250 18.7 31.1 -16.37 -5.37
Ohio 2 10 .167 1 7 .125 21.9 31.0 -13.54 -4.54
Buffalo 1 11 .083 1 7 .125 14.8 37.1 -18.46 -2.29
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Bowling Green State 11 3 .786 7 1 .875 33.6 21.7 4.90 -3.03
Northern Illinois 10 2 .833 6 2 .750 32.2 21.5 2.54 -7.46
Toledo 8 4 .667 6 2 .750 32.4 23.8 0.39 -5.78
Western Michigan 5 7 .417 4 4 .500 27.6 30.8 -6.40 -3.81
Ball State 4 8 .333 3 5 .375 21.8 32.2 -10.31 -2.40
Eastern Michigan 3 9 .250 2 6 .250 17.1 30.9 -17.79 -6.29
Central Michigan 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 23.1 35.7 -16.93 -6.10

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/1 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Miami (OH)                       23 18 15 14 14 10
Bowling Green State                 23 17 15 25 22 22 20   23
Northern Illinois         20 17 16 12 12 21 23 21          

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2003-12-26 Motor City Bowl Bowling Green State 28 Northwestern 24 Motor City Bowl (Detroit, MI)
2003-12-18 GMAC Bowl Miami (OH) 49 Louisville 28 GMAC Bowl (Mobile, AL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Ben Roethlisberger* (MIAOH) 342
2. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 325
3. Bruce Gradkowski (TOL) 277
4. Charlie Frye (AKR) 273
5. Josh Haldi (NIL) 199
  Joshua Haldi (NIL) 199
7. Ryan Schneider (CFL) 194
8. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 178
9. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 154
10. Chad Munson (WMI) 150

Pass Attempts

1. Ben Roethlisberger* (MIAOH) 495
2. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 494
3. Charlie Frye (AKR) 421
4. Bruce Gradkowski (TOL) 389
5. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 364
6. Josh Haldi (NIL) 336
  Joshua Haldi (NIL) 336
8. Ryan Schneider (CFL) 281
9. Chad Munson (WMI) 266
10. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 253

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Bruce Gradkowski (TOL) 71.2
2. Stan Hill (MARSH) 69.6
3. Ben Roethlisberger* (MIAOH) 69.1
4. Ryan Schneider (CFL) 69.0
5. Jon Drach (WMI) 67.0
  Jonathan Drach (WMI) 67.0
7. Graham Gochneaur (MARSH) 66.1
8. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 65.8
9. Charlie Frye (AKR) 64.8
10. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 60.9

Passing Yards

1. Ben Roethlisberger* (MIAOH) 4486
2. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 3813
3. Charlie Frye (AKR) 3549
4. Bruce Gradkowski (TOL) 3210
5. Joshua Haldi (NIL) 2544
  Josh Haldi (NIL) 2544
7. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 2424
8. Chad Munson (WMI) 2123
9. Ryan Schneider (CFL) 1949
10. Stan Hill (MARSH) 1767

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Stan Hill (MARSH) 9.3
2. Ben Roethlisberger* (MIAOH) 9.1
3. Jon Drach (WMI) 8.5
  Jonathan Drach (WMI) 8.5
5. Charlie Frye (AKR) 8.4
6. Bruce Gradkowski (TOL) 8.3
7. Chad Munson (WMI) 8.0
8. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 7.7
9. Joshua Haldi (NIL) 7.6
  Josh Haldi (NIL) 7.6

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ben Roethlisberger* (MIAOH) 9.6
2. Stan Hill (MARSH) 9.2
3. Bruce Gradkowski (TOL) 8.9
4. Charlie Frye (AKR) 8.5
5. Jonathan Drach (WMI) 8.5
  Jon Drach (WMI) 8.5
7. Joshua Haldi (NIL) 7.9
  Josh Haldi (NIL) 7.9
9. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 7.7
10. Chad Munson (WMI) 7.1

Passing Touchdowns

1. Ben Roethlisberger* (MIAOH) 37
2. Bruce Gradkowski (TOL) 29
3. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 27
4. Joshua Haldi (NIL) 25
  Josh Haldi (NIL) 25
6. Charlie Frye (AKR) 22
7. Chad Munson (WMI) 18
8. Stan Hill (MARSH) 15
9. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 14
10. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 13
  Jonathan Drach (WMI) 13
  Jon Drach (WMI) 13
  Ryan Schneider (CFL) 13

Passing Interceptions

1. Ryan Schneider (CFL) 15
2. Chad Munson (WMI) 13
3. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 12
4. Chinedu Okoro (EMI) 11
5. Graham Gochneaur (MARSH) 10
  Ben Roethlisberger* (MIAOH) 10
7. Charlie Frye (AKR) 9
  Joshua Haldi (NIL) 9
  Josh Haldi (NIL) 9
  Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 9

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Stan Hill (MARSH) 165.9
2. Ben Roethlisberger* (MIAOH) 165.8
3. Bruce Gradkowski (TOL) 161.5
4. Jon Drach (WMI) 156.1
  Jonathan Drach (WMI) 156.1
6. Charlie Frye (AKR) 148.6
7. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 143.8
8. Joshua Haldi (NIL) 142.0
  Josh Haldi (NIL) 142.0
10. Chad Munson (WMI) 136.0

Rush Attempts

1. Anthony Sherrell (EMI) 338
2. Michael Turner (NIL) 310
3. Bobby Hendry (AKR) 231
4. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 215
5. Jerry Seymour (CMI) 205
  Earl Charles (MARSH) 205
7. Terrence Jackson (CMI) 199
  Trinity Dawson (TOL) 199
9. P.J. Pope* (BGSU) 191
10. Philip Reed (WMI) 189

Rushing Yards

1. Michael Turner (NIL) 1648
2. Anthony Sherrell (EMI) 1531
3. Jerry Seymour (CMI) 1117
4. Earl Charles (MARSH) 1039
5. Cal Murray* (MIAOH) 1030
6. P.J. Pope* (BGSU) 1005
7. Trinity Dawson (TOL) 999
8. Bobby Hendry (AKR) 981
9. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 830
10. Terrence Jackson (CMI) 803

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bruce Gradkowski (TOL) 5.5
2. Cal Murray* (MIAOH) 5.5
3. Franklin Wallace (MARSH) 5.5
4. Jerry Seymour (CMI) 5.4
5. Michael Turner (NIL) 5.3
6. Dave Dawson (BUF) 5.3
7. P.J. Pope* (BGSU) 5.3
8. Earl Charles (MARSH) 5.1
9. Trinity Dawson (TOL) 5.0
10. Fred Ray (OH) 5.0

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Mike Smith* (MIAOH) 17
2. Michael Turner (NIL) 14
  Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 14
  Bobby Hendry (AKR) 14
5. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 13
6. Cal Murray* (MIAOH) 12
  Earl Charles (MARSH) 12
  Anthony Sherrell (EMI) 12
9. P.J. Pope* (BGSU) 10
  Astin Martin (TOL) 10
  Trinity Dawson (TOL) 10

Receptions

1. Lance Moore (TOL) 103
2. Cole Magner* (BGSU) 99
3. Martin Nance* (MIAOH) 90
4. Dante Ridgeway (BALLST) 89
5. Kendrick Mosley (WMI) 77
  P.J. Fleck (NIL) 77
7. Darius Watts (MARSH) 74
8. Tavaris Capers (CFL) 67
  Michael Larkin* (MIAOH) 67
10. Josh Davis (MARSH) 66
  Matt Cherry (AKR) 66

Receiving Yards

1. Martin Nance* (MIAOH) 1498
2. Lance Moore (TOL) 1194
3. Cole Magner* (BGSU) 1138
4. Dante Ridgeway (BALLST) 1075
5. Greg Jennings (WMI) 1050
6. P.J. Fleck (NIL) 1028
7. Kendrick Mosley (WMI) 1019
8. Darius Watts (MARSH) 968
9. Matt Cherry (AKR) 904
10. Charles Sharon* (BGSU) 887

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Scott Mayle (OH) 20.6
2. Darrell Dowery (KENT) 19.1
3. Greg Jennings (WMI) 18.8
4. Anthony Hackett (OH) 17.4
5. James Hawkins* (BGSU) 16.9
6. Ryne Robinson* (MIAOH) 16.7
7. Martin Nance* (MIAOH) 16.6
8. Mike Brake (AKR) 16.6
9. Sam Hurd (NIL) 15.1
10. Charles Sharon* (BGSU) 15.0

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Greg Jennings (WMI) 14
2. Michael Larkin* (MIAOH) 11
  Darius Watts (MARSH) 11
  Martin Nance* (MIAOH) 11
5. Cole Magner* (BGSU) 10
  Dante Ridgeway (BALLST) 10
  Charles Sharon* (BGSU) 10
8. Lance Moore (TOL) 9
9. Andrew Clarke (TOL) 8
10. Tavaris Capers (CFL) 7
  Matt Brandt* (MIAOH) 7

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Anthony Sherrell (EMI) 382
2. Michael Turner (NIL) 329
3. Bobby Hendry (AKR) 251
4. P.J. Pope* (BGSU) 239
5. Earl Charles (MARSH) 231
6. Trinity Dawson (TOL) 219
7. Jerry Seymour (CMI) 218
8. Philip Reed (WMI) 217
9. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 216
10. Alex Haynes (CFL) 215

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Michael Turner (NIL) 1878
2. Anthony Sherrell (EMI) 1835
3. Martin Nance* (MIAOH) 1498
4. P.J. Pope* (BGSU) 1438
5. Cal Murray* (MIAOH) 1303
6. Earl Charles (MARSH) 1243
7. Cole Magner* (BGSU) 1225
8. Lance Moore (TOL) 1220
  Jerry Seymour (CMI) 1220
10. Bobby Hendry (AKR) 1191

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Mike Smith* (MIAOH) 18
2. Michael Turner (NIL) 17
3. Bobby Hendry (AKR) 15
  Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 15
5. Greg Jennings (WMI) 14
  Josh Harris* (BGSU) 14
  Cal Murray* (MIAOH) 14
8. Anthony Sherrell (EMI) 13
9. Trinity Dawson (TOL) 12
  Earl Charles (MARSH) 12

Total Plays

1. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 709
2. Ben Roethlisberger* (MIAOH) 562
3. Charlie Frye (AKR) 532
4. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 525
5. Bruce Gradkowski (TOL) 480
6. Joshua Haldi (NIL) 411
  Josh Haldi (NIL) 411
8. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 343
9. Anthony Sherrell (EMI) 338
10. Michael Turner (NIL) 310

Total Yards

1. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 4643
2. Ben Roethlisberger* (MIAOH) 4597
3. Charlie Frye (AKR) 3837
4. Bruce Gradkowski (TOL) 3714
5. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 3125
6. Joshua Haldi (NIL) 2479
  Josh Haldi (NIL) 2479
8. Chad Munson (WMI) 2038
9. Talmadge Hill (BALLST) 1959
10. Ryan Schneider (CFL) 1897

Total Yards Per Play

1. Ben Roethlisberger* (MIAOH) 8.2
2. Bruce Gradkowski (TOL) 7.7
3. Charlie Frye (AKR) 7.2
4. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 6.5
5. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 6.0

Total Touchdowns

1. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 40
  Ben Roethlisberger* (MIAOH) 40
3. Bruce Gradkowski (TOL) 30
4. Charlie Frye (AKR) 29
5. Joshua Haldi (NIL) 28
  Josh Haldi (NIL) 28
  Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 28
8. Chad Munson (WMI) 18
9. Mike Smith* (MIAOH) 17
  Stan Hill (MARSH) 17

Touchdowns

1. Mike Smith* (MIAOH) 18
2. Michael Turner (NIL) 17
3. Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 15
  Bobby Hendry (AKR) 15
5. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 14
  Cal Murray* (MIAOH) 14
  Greg Jennings (WMI) 14
8. Anthony Sherrell (EMI) 13
9. Earl Charles (MARSH) 12
  Trinity Dawson (TOL) 12

Points

1. Mike Smith* (MIAOH) 108
2. Steve Azar (NIL) 104
  Shaun Suisham* (BGSU) 104
4. Michael Turner (NIL) 102
5. Jason Swiger (AKR) 91
6. Bobby Hendry (AKR) 90
  Joshua Cribbs (KENT) 90
8. Josh Harris* (BGSU) 84
  Cal Murray* (MIAOH) 84
  Greg Jennings (WMI) 84

Extra Point Attempts

1. Jared Parseghian* (MIAOH) 62
2. Shaun Suisham* (BGSU) 60
3. Jason Swiger (AKR) 50
  Jason Robbins (TOL) 50
5. Ben Lewis (MARSH) 44
6. Steve Azar (NIL) 43
7. Robert Menchinger (WMI) 41
8. Travis Mayle (KENT) 35
  Mike Gruzwalski (CMI) 35
10. Greg Dimarino (OH) 32

Extra Points Made

1. Jared Parseghian* (MIAOH) 61
2. Shaun Suisham* (BGSU) 56
3. Jason Swiger (AKR) 49
4. Jason Robbins (TOL) 48
5. Ben Lewis (MARSH) 42
6. Robert Menchinger (WMI) 41
  Steve Azar (NIL) 41
8. Mike Gruzwalski (CMI) 35
9. Travis Mayle (KENT) 33
10. Greg Dimarino (OH) 27

Field Goal Attempts

1. Steve Azar (NIL) 26
2. Travis Mayle (KENT) 24
  Shaun Suisham* (BGSU) 24
4. Jason Swiger (AKR) 20
5. Dallas Pelz (BUF) 17
  Andrew Wellock (EMI) 17
7. Brian Jackson (BALLST) 16
8. Robert Menchinger (WMI) 15
9. Matt Prater (CFL) 13
10. Greg Dimarino (OH) 12

Field Goals Made

1. Steve Azar (NIL) 21
2. Travis Mayle (KENT) 16
  Shaun Suisham* (BGSU) 16
4. Jason Swiger (AKR) 14
  Andrew Wellock (EMI) 14
  Dallas Pelz (BUF) 14
7. Brian Jackson (BALLST) 11
8. Matt Prater (CFL) 10
9. Greg Dimarino (OH) 8
  Robert Menchinger (WMI) 8

Field Goal Percentage

1. Dallas Pelz (BUF) 82.4
  Andrew Wellock (EMI) 82.4
3. Steve Azar (NIL) 80.8
4. Matt Prater (CFL) 76.9
5. Jason Swiger (AKR) 70.0
6. Brian Jackson (BALLST) 68.8
7. Travis Mayle (KENT) 66.7
  Greg Dimarino (OH) 66.7
  Shaun Suisham* (BGSU) 66.7
10. Robert Menchinger (WMI) 53.3

Punting Yards

1. David Rysko (EMI) 3260
2. Adam Anderson (WMI) 3162
3. Brian Brandt (CMI) 3058
4. Dominic Milano (BUF) 2977
5. Matt Prater (CFL) 2781
6. Joshua Brazen (KENT) 2665
7. Phillip Ems (BALLST) 2545
8. Anthony Gallagher (NIL) 2533
9. Philip Ems (BALLST) 2389
10. Matthew Miller (OH) 2070

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Matt Prater (CFL) 47.9
2. Adam Anderson (WMI) 43.9
3. Brandon Hannum (TOL) 43.5
4. Brian Brandt (CMI) 43.1
5. Billy Sullivan (AKR) 42.2
6. Joshua Brazen (KENT) 40.4
7. David Rysko (EMI) 40.2
8. Nate Fry* (BGSU) 40.2
9. Anthony Gallagher (NIL) 40.2
10. Matthew Miller (OH) 39.8

Punt Returns

1. Kendrick Mosley (WMI) 38
  Ryne Robinson* (MIAOH) 38
3. Charles Sharon* (BGSU) 31
4. Tremel Guillory (MARSH) 30
5. Ryan Hahaj (BALLST) 25
6. P.J. Fleck (NIL) 23
  Matt Cherry (AKR) 23
8. Jon Drager (KENT) 20
  Matt Knueven (BUF) 20
10. Lance Moore (TOL) 17
  Tavaris Capers (CFL) 17

Punt Return Yards

1. Ryne Robinson* (MIAOH) 654
2. Kendrick Mosley (WMI) 429
3. Matt Cherry (AKR) 305
4. Charles Sharon* (BGSU) 274
5. Lance Moore (TOL) 219
6. Tremel Guillory (MARSH) 194
7. P.J. Fleck (NIL) 191
8. Ryan Hahaj (BALLST) 175
9. Chris Royal (MARSH) 164
10. Trumaine Riley (EMI) 156

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Ryne Robinson* (MIAOH) 17.2
2. Chris Royal (MARSH) 13.7
3. Matt Cherry (AKR) 13.3
4. Lance Moore (TOL) 12.9
5. Dan Sheldon (NIL) 12.5
6. Kendrick Mosley (WMI) 11.3
7. Trumaine Riley (EMI) 10.4
8. Charles Sharon* (BGSU) 8.8
9. P.J. Fleck (NIL) 8.3
10. Tavaris Capers (CFL) 7.8

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Ryne Robinson* (MIAOH) 3
2. Matt Cherry (AKR) 2

Kickoff Returns

1. Trumaine Riley (EMI) 41
2. Jamie Goodwin (AKR) 37
3. Justin Harper (CMI) 33
4. Greg Jennings (WMI) 31
5. Larry Bostic (BALLST) 28
  Dave Dawson (BUF) 28
7. Randee Drew (NIL) 27
8. Luther Huggins (CFL) 26
9. Antonio King (KENT) 25
10. Aaron Leeper (BUF) 22

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Jamie Goodwin (AKR) 853
2. Trumaine Riley (EMI) 725
3. Greg Jennings (WMI) 669
4. Luther Huggins (CFL) 653
5. Justin Harper (CMI) 646
6. Randee Drew (NIL) 581
7. Dave Dawson (BUF) 578
8. Larry Bostic (BALLST) 565
9. Antonio King (KENT) 534
10. Lance Moore (TOL) 456

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Luther Huggins (CFL) 25.1
2. Earl Charles (MARSH) 23.2
3. Jamie Goodwin (AKR) 23.1
4. Scott Mayle (OH) 22.8
5. Lance Moore (TOL) 21.7
6. Greg Jennings (WMI) 21.6
7. Randee Drew (NIL) 21.5
8. Antonio King (KENT) 21.4
9. Dave Dawson (BUF) 20.6
10. Jerry Seymour (CMI) 20.6

Interception Return Yards

1. T.J. Wright (OH) 119
2. Terna Nande* (MIAOH) 114
3. Darrell Hunter* (MIAOH) 95
4. John Busing* (MIAOH) 93
5. Janssen Patton* (BGSU) 84
6. Randee Drew (NIL) 81
7. Vinson Reynolds (NIL) 65
8. Patrick Body (TOL) 61
9. David Lusky (EMI) 60
10. Rickey McKenzie (AKR) 58

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. John Busing* (MIAOH) 2