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1986 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 70-45-2, .607 W-L% (1st of 10) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 6.26 (2nd of 10) ▪ SOS: 2.46 (3rd of 10)

Conference Champion: Louisiana State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana State and Tennessee)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Alabama, Auburn and Louisiana State)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Louisiana State 9 3 0 .750 5 1 0 .833 25.5 15.4 14.24 6.08
Auburn 10 2 0 .833 4 2 0 .667 32.9 10.2 15.70 -0.05
Alabama 10 3 0 .769 4 2 0 .667 27.0 12.5 17.24 5.93
Mississippi 8 3 1 .708 4 2 0 .667 20.0 13.9 5.23 -1.77
Georgia 8 4 0 .667 4 2 0 .667 25.8 19.4 9.62 3.29
Tennessee 7 5 0 .583 3 3 0 .500 24.4 20.8 2.48 -0.19
Florida 6 5 0 .545 2 4 0 .333 20.3 15.7 9.37 5.83
Mississippi State 6 5 0 .545 2 4 0 .333 17.7 25.0 -2.06 1.58
Kentucky 5 5 1 .500 2 4 0 .333 20.7 18.8 2.04 1.40
Vanderbilt 1 10 0 .091 0 6 0 .000 17.5 31.5 -11.26 2.47

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Auburn 14 9 10 8 7 7 7 7 5 9 8 15 14 10 6
Alabama 5 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 8 6 11 9 7 13 9
Louisiana State 15 14 8 18 18 16 12 12 12 18 12 8 5 5 10
Florida 13 13 13                        
Georgia 16 19 14             19   20 18 17  
Mississippi                     20        
Mississippi State           19 13 13 19            
Tennessee 10 8                          

6 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1987-01-01 Citrus Bowl Auburn 16 Southern California 7 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1987-01-01 Sugar Bowl Nebraska 30 Louisiana State 15 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1986-12-29 Liberty Bowl Tennessee 21 Minnesota 14 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1986-12-25 Sun Bowl Alabama 28 Washington 6 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1986-12-23 Hall of Fame Bowl Boston College 27 Georgia 24 Hall of Fame Bowl (Tampa, FL)
1986-12-20 Independence Bowl Mississippi 20 Texas Tech 17 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 175
2. Bill Ransdell (KY) 151
3. Jeff Francis (TN) 150
4. Kerwin Bell (FL) 131
5. Mike Shula (AL) 127
6. Jeff Burger (AUB) 126
7. Don Smith (MSST) 120
8. James Jackson (GA) 100
9. Mark Young (MS) 87
10. Mark Wracher (VAND) 75
Pass Attempts
1. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 288
2. Bill Ransdell (KY) 256
3. Don Smith (MSST) 244
4. Kerwin Bell (FL) 242
5. Mike Shula (AL) 235
6. Jeff Francis (TN) 233
7. Jeff Burger (AUB) 222
8. James Jackson (GA) 181
9. Mark Young (MS) 178
10. Mark Wracher (VAND) 134
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Jeff Francis (TN) 64.4
2. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 60.8
3. Bill Ransdell (KY) 59.0
4. Jeff Burger (AUB) 56.8
5. James Jackson (GA) 55.2
6. Kerwin Bell (FL) 54.1
7. Mike Shula (AL) 54.0
8. Don Smith (MSST) 49.2
9. Mark Young (MS) 48.9
Passing Yards
1. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 2261
2. Jeff Francis (TN) 1946
3. Jeff Burger (AUB) 1671
4. Bill Ransdell (KY) 1610
5. Don Smith (MSST) 1609
6. Kerwin Bell (FL) 1515
7. Mike Shula (AL) 1486
8. James Jackson (GA) 1475
9. Mark Young (MS) 1154
10. Mark Wracher (VAND) 827
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jeff Francis (TN) 8.4
2. James Jackson (GA) 8.1
3. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 7.9
4. Jeff Burger (AUB) 7.5
5. Don Smith (MSST) 6.6
6. Mark Young (MS) 6.5
7. Mike Shula (AL) 6.3
8. Bill Ransdell (KY) 6.3
9. Kerwin Bell (FL) 6.3
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jeff Francis (TN) 8.0
2. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 7.9
3. James Jackson (GA) 7.7
4. Jeff Burger (AUB) 6.1
5. Don Smith (MSST) 5.4
6. Kerwin Bell (FL) 5.2
7. Bill Ransdell (KY) 4.9
8. Mark Young (MS) 4.9
9. Mike Shula (AL) 4.6
Passing Touchdowns
1. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 19
2. Mike Shula (AL) 13
3. Kerwin Bell (FL) 10
  Don Smith (MSST) 10
5. James Jackson (GA) 9
  Jeff Burger (AUB) 9
  Jeff Francis (TN) 9
8. Mark Young (MS) 8
9. Eric Jones (VAND) 5
10. Tim Richardson (VAND) 4
Passing Interceptions
1. Mike Shula (AL) 15
2. Jeff Burger (AUB) 11
  Don Smith (MSST) 11
4. Mark Young (MS) 10
  Kerwin Bell (FL) 10
  Mark Wracher (VAND) 10
7. Bill Ransdell (KY) 9
8. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 8
  Eric Jones (VAND) 8
10. James Jackson (GA) 6
  Jeff Francis (TN) 6
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 142.9
2. Jeff Francis (TN) 142.1
3. James Jackson (GA) 133.5
4. Jeff Burger (AUB) 123.5
5. Mike Shula (AL) 112.6
6. Kerwin Bell (FL) 112.1
7. Don Smith (MSST) 109.1
8. Bill Ransdell (KY) 108.6
9. Mark Young (MS) 106.9
Rush Attempts
1. Bobby Humphrey (AL) 236
2. Lars Tate (GA) 188
3. Harvey Williams (LAST) 178
4. William Howard (TN) 177
5. Brent Fullwood (AUB) 167
6. Don Smith (MSST) 159
7. Octavius Gould (FL) 156
8. Mark Higgs (KY) 121
9. Willie Goodloe (MS) 119
10. Sam Martin (LAST) 114
Rushing Yards
1. Bobby Humphrey (AL) 1471
2. Brent Fullwood (AUB) 1391
3. Lars Tate (GA) 954
4. William Howard (TN) 787
5. Don Smith (MSST) 740
6. Harvey Williams (LAST) 700
7. Ivy Joe Hunter (KY) 621
8. Octavius Gould (FL) 562
9. Sam Martin (LAST) 556
10. Marc Logan (KY) 546
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Brent Fullwood (AUB) 8.3
2. Bobby Humphrey (AL) 6.2
3. Gene Jelks (AL) 6.1
4. Ivy Joe Hunter (KY) 6.0
5. Keith Henderson (GA) 5.4
6. Carl Woods (VAND) 5.1
7. Lars Tate (GA) 5.1
8. Marc Logan (KY) 5.0
9. Sam Martin (LAST) 4.9
10. Don Smith (MSST) 4.7
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Lars Tate (GA) 16
2. Bobby Humphrey (AL) 15
3. William Howard (TN) 14
4. Reggie Ware (AUB) 11
5. Brent Fullwood (AUB) 10
6. Harvey Williams (LAST) 6
  Ivy Joe Hunter (KY) 6
  Don Smith (MSST) 6
9. Mark Higgs (KY) 5
  Marc Logan (KY) 5
Receptions
1. Wendell Davis (LAST) 80
2. Ricky Nattiel (FL) 44
3. Everett Crawford (VAND) 40
4. Joey Clinkscales (TN) 37
5. Anthony Miller (TN) 36
6. Lawyer Tillman (AUB) 35
7. J.R. Ambrose (MS) 32
8. Boo Mitchell (VAND) 31
  Carl Parker (VAND) 31
10. Ricky Myers (MS) 30
Receiving Yards
1. Wendell Davis (LAST) 1244
2. Lawyer Tillman (AUB) 730
3. Ricky Nattiel (FL) 679
4. Anthony Miller (TN) 667
5. J.R. Ambrose (MS) 578
6. Fred Hadley (MSST) 529
7. Everett Crawford (VAND) 517
8. Joey Clinkscales (TN) 511
9. Ricky Myers (MS) 468
10. Boo Mitchell (VAND) 463
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Lawyer Tillman (AUB) 20.9
2. Fred Hadley (MSST) 18.9
3. Anthony Miller (TN) 18.5
4. J.R. Ambrose (MS) 18.1
5. Greg Richardson (AL) 17.1
6. Terence Cleveland (TN) 16.5
7. Louis Clark (MSST) 15.8
8. Ricky Myers (MS) 15.6
9. Wendell Davis (LAST) 15.6
10. Ricky Nattiel (FL) 15.4
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Wendell Davis (LAST) 11
2. Ricky Nattiel (FL) 8
3. Lawyer Tillman (AUB) 6
4. Ricky Myers (MS) 5
  Anthony Miller (TN) 5
6. Brian Kinchen (LAST) 4
7. Albert Bell (AL) 3
  Joey Clinkscales (TN) 3
  Greg Richardson (AL) 3
  Boo Mitchell (VAND) 3
  Rogie Magee (LAST) 3
  Angelo Stafford (AL) 3
  Carl Parker (VAND) 3
  Fred Hadley (MSST) 3
  Louis Clark (MSST) 3
  Terence Cleveland (TN) 3
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Bobby Humphrey (AL) 258
2. Lars Tate (GA) 210
3. Harvey Williams (LAST) 205
4. William Howard (TN) 193
5. Octavius Gould (FL) 177
6. Brent Fullwood (AUB) 172
7. Don Smith (MSST) 159
8. Sam Martin (LAST) 142
9. Mark Higgs (KY) 141
10. Willie Goodloe (MS) 135
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Bobby Humphrey (AL) 1672
2. Brent Fullwood (AUB) 1437
3. Wendell Davis (LAST) 1244
4. Lars Tate (GA) 1168
5. Harvey Williams (LAST) 972
6. William Howard (TN) 929
7. Sam Martin (LAST) 895
8. Everett Crawford (VAND) 828
9. Octavius Gould (FL) 797
10. Keith Henderson (GA) 754
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Bobby Humphrey (AL) 17
  Lars Tate (GA) 17
3. William Howard (TN) 14
4. Wendell Davis (LAST) 11
  Reggie Ware (AUB) 11
6. Brent Fullwood (AUB) 10
7. Ricky Nattiel (FL) 9
8. Lawyer Tillman (AUB) 7
9. Don Smith (MSST) 6
  Harvey Williams (LAST) 6
  Ivy Joe Hunter (KY) 6
  Marc Logan (KY) 6
Total Plays
1. Don Smith (MSST) 403
2. Bill Ransdell (KY) 347
3. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 321
4. James Jackson (GA) 289
5. Mike Shula (AL) 282
6. Kerwin Bell (FL) 279
7. Jeff Francis (TN) 271
8. Jeff Burger (AUB) 248
9. Mark Young (MS) 242
10. Bobby Humphrey (AL) 236
Total Yards
1. Don Smith (MSST) 2349
2. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 2219
3. James Jackson (GA) 1885
4. Jeff Francis (TN) 1855
5. Bill Ransdell (KY) 1640
6. Jeff Burger (AUB) 1573
7. Mike Shula (AL) 1502
8. Bobby Humphrey (AL) 1471
9. Brent Fullwood (AUB) 1422
10. Kerwin Bell (FL) 1367
Total Touchdowns
1. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 19
2. Don Smith (MSST) 16
  Lars Tate (GA) 16
4. Bobby Humphrey (AL) 15
5. William Howard (TN) 14
  Mike Shula (AL) 14
7. James Jackson (GA) 13
8. Mark Young (MS) 12
  Kerwin Bell (FL) 12
10. Brent Fullwood (AUB) 11
  Reggie Ware (AUB) 11