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1987 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 67-46-4, .590 W-L% (1st of 10) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 8.47 (1st of 10) ▪ SOS: 5.13 (1st of 10)

Conference Champion: Auburn

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Auburn 9 1 2 .833 5 0 1 .917 26.2 11.0 18.25 6.50
Louisiana State 10 1 1 .875 5 1 0 .833 30.4 15.3 18.03 5.03
Tennessee 10 2 1 .808 4 1 1 .750 32.5 18.9 12.66 2.20
Georgia 9 3 0 .750 4 2 0 .667 25.9 17.0 14.29 6.71
Alabama 7 5 0 .583 4 2 0 .667 22.3 17.8 10.80 6.88
Florida 6 6 0 .500 3 3 0 .500 24.9 14.8 11.14 8.64
Kentucky 5 6 0 .455 1 5 0 .167 23.5 17.0 5.45 2.63
Mississippi State 4 7 0 .364 1 5 0 .167 15.4 23.5 -2.20 4.08
Vanderbilt 4 7 0 .364 1 5 0 .167 26.0 32.3 0.00 5.46
Mississippi 3 8 0 .273 1 5 0 .167 20.3 28.1 -3.69 3.22

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
Louisiana State 6 6 4 4 7 7 6 5 5 5 10 9 6 7 7 5
Auburn 5 4 3 3 6 5 5 6 6 6 12 10 7 6 6 7
Georgia 20 20 18 20 20 16 18 12 12 10 8 14 14 14 15 13
Tennessee 17 14 14 11 10 10 8 13 13 19 18 15 16 16 17 14
Alabama   19 11 17 17 15   17 16 13 11 17 18      
Florida 20       19 18 14 11 10 17            

6 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1988-01-02 Hall of Fame Bowl Michigan 28 Alabama 24 Hall of Fame Bowl (Tampa, FL)
1988-01-02 Peach Bowl Tennessee 27 Indiana 22 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1988-01-01 Sugar Bowl Syracuse 16 Auburn 16 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1987-12-31 Gator Bowl Louisiana State 30 South Carolina 13 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1987-12-29 Liberty Bowl Georgia 20 Arkansas 17 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1987-12-25 Aloha Bowl UCLA 20 Florida 16 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Jeff Burger (AUB) 178
2. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 162
3. Mark Young (MS) 140
  Kerwin Bell (FL) 140
5. Eric Jones (VAND) 139
6. Jeff Francis (TN) 121
7. Glenn Fohr (KY) 74
8. James Jackson (GA) 67
9. Mike Davis (MSST) 60
10. John Darnell (MS) 54

Pass Attempts

1. Jeff Burger (AUB) 267
2. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 265
3. Mark Young (MS) 261
4. Kerwin Bell (FL) 239
5. Eric Jones (VAND) 229
6. Jeff Francis (TN) 201
7. Glenn Fohr (KY) 163
8. James Jackson (GA) 132
9. Mike Davis (MSST) 129
10. John Darnell (MS) 95

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Jeff Burger (AUB) 66.7
2. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 61.1
3. Eric Jones (VAND) 60.7
4. Jeff Francis (TN) 60.2
5. Kerwin Bell (FL) 58.6
6. Mark Young (MS) 53.6
7. Glenn Fohr (KY) 45.4

Passing Yards

1. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 2125
2. Jeff Burger (AUB) 2066
3. Eric Jones (VAND) 1954
4. Kerwin Bell (FL) 1769
5. Jeff Francis (TN) 1512
6. Mark Young (MS) 1490
7. James Jackson (GA) 1026
8. Glenn Fohr (KY) 973
9. Mike Davis (MSST) 779
10. John Darnell (MS) 675

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Eric Jones (VAND) 8.5
2. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 8.0
3. Jeff Burger (AUB) 7.7
4. Jeff Francis (TN) 7.5
5. Kerwin Bell (FL) 7.4
6. Glenn Fohr (KY) 6.0
7. Mark Young (MS) 5.7

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Eric Jones (VAND) 7.8
2. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 7.6
3. Jeff Burger (AUB) 7.2
4. Jeff Francis (TN) 6.5
5. Kerwin Bell (FL) 6.3
6. Glenn Fohr (KY) 4.5
7. Mark Young (MS) 4.3

Passing Touchdowns

1. Eric Jones (VAND) 16
2. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 15
3. Jeff Burger (AUB) 13
4. Mark Young (MS) 9
  Kerwin Bell (FL) 9
6. Jeff Francis (TN) 8
7. James Jackson (GA) 7
8. Glenn Fohr (KY) 6
9. Vince Sutton (AL) 4
10. Reggie Slack (AUB) 3
  Kevin Dooley (KY) 3
  Sterling Henton (TN) 3
  Jeff Dunn (AL) 3
  David Smith (AL) 3
  Eric Underwood (MSST) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Mark Young (MS) 12
2. Eric Jones (VAND) 11
3. Kerwin Bell (FL) 10
4. Mike Davis (MSST) 9
  Tommy Hodson (LAST) 9
  Jeff Burger (AUB) 9
7. Jeff Francis (TN) 8
  Glenn Fohr (KY) 8
9. Jeff Dunn (AL) 6
10. Wayne Johnson (GA) 5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Eric Jones (VAND) 145.8
2. Jeff Burger (AUB) 141.0
3. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 140.4
4. Jeff Francis (TN) 128.6
5. Kerwin Bell (FL) 124.8
6. Mark Young (MS) 103.8
7. Glenn Fohr (KY) 97.9

Rush Attempts

1. Bobby Humphrey (AL) 238
2. Reggie Cobb (TN) 237
3. Emmitt Smith (FL) 229
4. Lars Tate (GA) 208
5. Mark Higgs (KY) 193
6. Hank Phillips (MSST) 184
7. Eric Jones (VAND) 179
8. Harvey Williams (LAST) 154
9. Andy McCarroll (VAND) 146
10. Everett Crawford (VAND) 140

Rushing Yards

1. Emmitt Smith (FL) 1341
2. Mark Higgs (KY) 1278
3. Bobby Humphrey (AL) 1255
4. Reggie Cobb (TN) 1197
5. Lars Tate (GA) 1016
6. Harvey Williams (LAST) 1001
7. Rodney Hampton (GA) 890
8. Hank Phillips (MSST) 848
9. Eric Jones (VAND) 665
10. Everett Crawford (VAND) 621

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Rodney Hampton (GA) 7.1
2. Mark Higgs (KY) 6.6
3. Harvey Williams (LAST) 6.5
4. Sam Martin (LAST) 5.9
5. Emmitt Smith (FL) 5.9
6. Bobby Humphrey (AL) 5.3
7. Reggie Cobb (TN) 5.1
8. Ivy Joe Hunter (KY) 5.0
9. Stacy Danley (AUB) 5.0
10. Lars Tate (GA) 4.9

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Reggie Cobb (TN) 17
2. Lars Tate (GA) 14
3. Emmitt Smith (FL) 13
4. Harvey Williams (LAST) 11
  Bobby Humphrey (AL) 11
6. Mark Higgs (KY) 10
7. Hank Phillips (MSST) 8
8. Victor Jones (LAST) 7
9. Eric Jones (VAND) 6
  William Howard (TN) 6

Receptions

1. Wendell Davis (LAST) 72
2. Duke Donaldson (AUB) 43
3. J.R. Ambrose (MS) 42
  Carl Parker (VAND) 42
5. Everett Crawford (VAND) 35
6. Boo Mitchell (VAND) 34
  Willie Green (MS) 34
8. Lawyer Tillman (AUB) 32
9. Harvey Williams (LAST) 29
10. Fred Hadley (MSST) 28

Receiving Yards

1. Wendell Davis (LAST) 993
2. Carl Parker (VAND) 806
3. Lawyer Tillman (AUB) 600
4. Willie Green (MS) 588
5. Boo Mitchell (VAND) 549
6. J.R. Ambrose (MS) 515
7. Fred Hadley (MSST) 499
8. Dee Smith (KY) 420
9. Terence Cleveland (TN) 417
10. Duke Donaldson (AUB) 398

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Carl Parker (VAND) 19.2
2. Lawyer Tillman (AUB) 18.8
3. Dee Smith (KY) 18.3
4. Terence Cleveland (TN) 18.1
5. Fred Hadley (MSST) 17.8
6. Willie Green (MS) 17.3
7. Boo Mitchell (VAND) 16.1
8. Stacey Simmons (FL) 15.7
9. John Thomas (GA) 15.6
10. Darrell Kenneybrew (MSST) 14.5

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Bobby Humphrey (AL) 260
2. Emmitt Smith (FL) 254
3. Reggie Cobb (TN) 250
4. Lars Tate (GA) 221
5. Mark Higgs (KY) 209
6. Hank Phillips (MSST) 190
7. Harvey Williams (LAST) 183
8. Eric Jones (VAND) 179
9. Everett Crawford (VAND) 175
10. Andy McCarroll (VAND) 158

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Emmitt Smith (FL) 1525
2. Bobby Humphrey (AL) 1425
3. Mark Higgs (KY) 1401
4. Reggie Cobb (TN) 1395
5. Harvey Williams (LAST) 1394
6. Lars Tate (GA) 1165
7. Rodney Hampton (GA) 1023
8. Everett Crawford (VAND) 997
9. Wendell Davis (LAST) 993
10. Hank Phillips (MSST) 887

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Reggie Cobb (TN) 20
2. Harvey Williams (LAST) 14
  Lars Tate (GA) 14
4. Emmitt Smith (FL) 13
  Bobby Humphrey (AL) 13
6. Carl Parker (VAND) 12
7. Mark Higgs (KY) 10
8. Hank Phillips (MSST) 8
  Dee Smith (KY) 8
10. Victor Jones (LAST) 7
  Wendell Davis (LAST) 7

Total Plays

1. Eric Jones (VAND) 408
2. Mark Young (MS) 314
3. Jeff Burger (AUB) 305
4. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 287
5. Kerwin Bell (FL) 281
6. James Jackson (GA) 245
7. Jeff Francis (TN) 244
8. Bobby Humphrey (AL) 239
9. Reggie Cobb (TN) 237
10. Emmitt Smith (FL) 229

Total Yards

1. Eric Jones (VAND) 2619
2. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 2103
3. Jeff Burger (AUB) 1886
4. Kerwin Bell (FL) 1585
5. Jeff Francis (TN) 1582
6. Mark Young (MS) 1572
7. James Jackson (GA) 1545
8. Emmitt Smith (FL) 1341
9. Bobby Humphrey (AL) 1312
10. Mark Higgs (KY) 1278

Total Touchdowns

1. Eric Jones (VAND) 22
2. Reggie Cobb (TN) 17
3. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 15
4. Lars Tate (GA) 14
5. Emmitt Smith (FL) 13
  Jeff Burger (AUB) 13
7. Mark Young (MS) 12
8. Harvey Williams (LAST) 11
  Bobby Humphrey (AL) 11
10. Mark Higgs (KY) 10
  James Jackson (GA) 10