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1996 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 81-58, .583 W-L% (1st of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 6.04 (2nd of 11) ▪ SOS: 3.70 (4th of 11)

Division Champions: Florida (East) and Alabama (West)
Conference Champion: Florida (Won Championship Game 45-30)

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
East W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Florida 12 1 .923 8 0 1.000 47.0 17.0 23.60 5.30
Tennessee 10 2 .833 7 1 .875 36.4 15.4 16.12 2.78
South Carolina 6 5 .545 4 4 .500 22.3 21.6 5.14 4.60
Georgia 5 6 .455 3 5 .375 20.9 23.4 4.83 6.01
Kentucky 4 7 .364 3 5 .375 12.5 29.3 -3.31 6.42
Vanderbilt 2 9 .182 0 8 .000 11.1 21.3 -3.42 5.40
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Louisiana State 10 2 .833 6 2 .750 27.9 17.5 10.25 1.50
Alabama 10 3 .769 6 2 .750 24.3 15.0 12.51 4.20
Auburn 8 4 .667 4 4 .500 33.2 23.1 9.66 2.49
Mississippi State 5 6 .455 3 5 .375 22.6 20.8 0.76 1.12
Mississippi 5 6 .455 2 6 .250 18.5 24.5 -2.93 -0.21
Arkansas 4 7 .364 2 6 .250 15.8 24.3 -0.78 4.77

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/26 9/2 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 12/9 Final
Florida 4 4 4 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 3 1
Tennessee 2 2 2 2 2 9 9 7 6 6 6 6 12 9 9 9 9 9
Alabama 15 13 14 13 13 14 13 8 7 7 10 10 8 15 15 11 16 11
Louisiana State 19 18 17 20 21 17 14 12 17 13 12 11 17 18 19 17 17 12
Auburn 17 16 18 15 13 22 20 18 16 22 24 22 20         24

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1997-01-02 Sugar Bowl Florida 52 Florida State 20 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1997-01-01 Citrus Bowl Tennessee 48 Northwestern 28 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1997-01-01 Outback Bowl Alabama 17 Michigan 14 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
1996-12-31 Independence Bowl Auburn 32 Army 29 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
1996-12-28 Peach Bowl Louisiana State 10 Clemson 7 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Peyton Manning (TN) 243
2. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 207
3. Mike Bobo (GA) 175
4. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 169
5. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 152
6. Anthony Wright (SC) 131
7. Damian Allen (VAND) 118
8. Pete Burks (AR) 115
9. Herb Tyler (LAST) 109
10. Paul Head (MS) 104

Pass Attempts

1. Peyton Manning (TN) 380
2. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 360
3. Mike Bobo (GA) 344
4. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 310
5. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 302
6. Damian Allen (VAND) 279
7. Anthony Wright (SC) 244
8. Pete Burks (AR) 224
9. Herb Tyler (LAST) 188
10. Billy Jack Haskins (KY) 175

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Peyton Manning (TN) 63.9
2. Paul Head (MS) 60.5
3. Herb Tyler (LAST) 58.0
4. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 57.5
5. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 54.5
6. Anthony Wright (SC) 53.7
7. Billy Jack Haskins (KY) 53.1
8. Pete Burks (AR) 51.3
9. Stewart Patridge (MS) 51.3
10. Mike Bobo (GA) 50.9

Passing Yards

1. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 3625
2. Peyton Manning (TN) 3287
3. Mike Bobo (GA) 2440
4. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 2296
5. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 2124
6. Anthony Wright (SC) 1850
7. Herb Tyler (LAST) 1688
8. Damian Allen (VAND) 1472
9. Pete Burks (AR) 1390
10. Paul Head (MS) 1014

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 10.1
2. Herb Tyler (LAST) 9.0
3. Peyton Manning (TN) 8.7
4. Anthony Wright (SC) 7.6
5. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 7.4
6. Mike Bobo (GA) 7.1
7. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 7.0
8. Pete Burks (AR) 6.2
9. Derrick Taite (MSST) 5.9
10. Paul Head (MS) 5.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 10.6
2. Peyton Manning (TN) 8.3
3. Herb Tyler (LAST) 7.8
4. Anthony Wright (SC) 7.1
5. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 7.0
6. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 5.9
7. Mike Bobo (GA) 5.8
8. Derrick Taite (MSST) 5.3
9. Pete Burks (AR) 4.9
10. Stewart Patridge (MS) 4.9

Passing Touchdowns

1. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 39
2. Peyton Manning (TN) 20
3. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 16
4. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 14
5. Mike Bobo (GA) 13
6. Anthony Wright (SC) 8
7. Matt Wyatt (MSST) 7
  Herb Tyler (LAST) 7
9. Pete Burks (AR) 6
  Derrick Taite (MSST) 6

Passing Interceptions

1. Mike Bobo (GA) 16
2. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 14
3. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 13
4. Peyton Manning (TN) 12
5. Damian Allen (VAND) 11
6. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 10
7. Pete Burks (AR) 9
8. Herb Tyler (LAST) 8
  Paul Head (MS) 8
10. Anthony Wright (SC) 6
  Clint Stoerner (AR) 6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 170.6
2. Peyton Manning (TN) 147.7
3. Herb Tyler (LAST) 137.2
4. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 127.3
5. Anthony Wright (SC) 123.3
6. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 115.4
7. Mike Bobo (GA) 113.6
8. Paul Head (MS) 110.3
9. Pete Burks (AR) 104.3
10. Billy Jack Haskins (KY) 103.3

Rush Attempts

1. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 248
2. Dennis Riddle (AL) 242
3. Duce Staley (SC) 218
4. Oscar Malone (AR) 197
5. Derick Logan (KY) 190
6. Robert Edwards (GA) 184
7. John Avery (MS) 181
8. Jay Graham (TN) 179
9. Chrys Chukwuma (AR) 139
10. Jason Dunnavant (VAND) 131

Rushing Yards

1. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 1282
2. Duce Staley (SC) 1116
3. Dennis Riddle (AL) 1079
4. Oscar Malone (AR) 814
5. Robert Edwards (GA) 800
6. Jay Graham (TN) 797
7. John Avery (MS) 788
8. Derick Logan (KY) 700
9. Elijah Williams (FL) 671
10. Fred Taylor (FL) 629

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Shaun Alexander (AL) 7.6
2. Keffer McGee (MSST) 6.6
3. Elijah Williams (FL) 6.3
4. Fred Taylor (FL) 6.0
5. Rondell Mealey (LAST) 5.9
6. Rusty Williams (AUB) 5.5
7. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 5.2
8. Patrick Pass (GA) 5.1
9. Duce Staley (SC) 5.1
10. Terry Jackson (FL) 4.9

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 13
2. Jay Graham (TN) 11
  Dennis Riddle (AL) 11
4. Rondell Mealey (LAST) 10
5. Robert Edwards (GA) 9
  Duce Staley (SC) 9
7. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 8
  Terry Jackson (FL) 8
9. Herb Tyler (LAST) 7
  Artie Moore (MS) 7

Receptions

1. Reidel Anthony (FL) 72
2. Joey Kent (TN) 68
3. Marcus Nash (TN) 53
4. Hines Ward (GA) 52
5. Anthony Eubanks (AR) 51
6. Ike Hilliard (FL) 47
7. Karsten Bailey (AUB) 45
8. Ta'Boris Fisher (MS) 40
9. Michael Vaughn (AL) 39
10. Juan Daniels (GA) 37

Receiving Yards

1. Reidel Anthony (FL) 1293
2. Joey Kent (TN) 1080
3. Hines Ward (GA) 900
  Ike Hilliard (FL) 900
5. Anthony Eubanks (AR) 809
6. Michael Vaughn (AL) 702
7. Marcus Nash (TN) 688
8. Juan Daniels (GA) 663
9. Tyrone Goodson (AUB) 642
10. Jacquez Green (FL) 626

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Marcus Robinson (SC) 24.0
2. Todd Yoder (VAND) 22.4
3. Ike Hilliard (FL) 19.1
4. Peerless Price (TN) 19.0
5. Jacquez Green (FL) 19.0
6. Michael Vaughn (AL) 18.0
7. Reidel Anthony (FL) 18.0
8. Juan Daniels (GA) 17.9
9. Tyrone Goodson (AUB) 17.8
10. Hines Ward (GA) 17.3

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Reidel Anthony (FL) 18
2. Ike Hilliard (FL) 10
3. Jacquez Green (FL) 9
4. Joey Kent (TN) 7
5. Michael Vaughn (AL) 6
  Juan Daniels (GA) 6
  Tyrone Goodson (AUB) 6
8. Lahitia Grant (MSST) 5
  Anthony Eubanks (AR) 5
  Robert Baker (AUB) 5

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Dennis Riddle (AL) 276
2. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 258
3. Duce Staley (SC) 246
4. Robert Edwards (GA) 207
5. Oscar Malone (AR) 205
6. Derick Logan (KY) 202
7. John Avery (MS) 197
8. Jay Graham (TN) 191
9. Jason Dunnavant (VAND) 147
10. Chrys Chukwuma (AR) 145

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 1416
2. Duce Staley (SC) 1369
  Dennis Riddle (AL) 1369
4. Reidel Anthony (FL) 1320
5. Joey Kent (TN) 1083
6. Hines Ward (GA) 1070
7. Robert Edwards (GA) 999
8. Ike Hilliard (FL) 933
9. Elijah Williams (FL) 924
10. John Avery (MS) 887

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Reidel Anthony (FL) 18
2. Dennis Riddle (AL) 14
3. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 13
4. Jay Graham (TN) 12
5. Rondell Mealey (LAST) 11
6. Ike Hilliard (FL) 10
  Jacquez Green (FL) 10
  Robert Edwards (GA) 10
9. Terry Jackson (FL) 9
  Duce Staley (SC) 9

Total Plays

1. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 433
2. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 423
3. Peyton Manning (TN) 422
4. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 388
5. Mike Bobo (GA) 387
6. Damian Allen (VAND) 346
7. Anthony Wright (SC) 341
8. Pete Burks (AR) 316
9. Herb Tyler (LAST) 273
10. Billy Jack Haskins (KY) 259

Total Yards

1. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 3525
2. Peyton Manning (TN) 3156
3. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 2503
4. Mike Bobo (GA) 2239
5. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 1997
6. Anthony Wright (SC) 1940
7. Herb Tyler (LAST) 1933
8. Pete Burks (AR) 1464
9. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 1289
10. Damian Allen (VAND) 1244

Total Yards Per Play

1. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 8.3
2. Peyton Manning (TN) 7.5

Total Touchdowns

1. Danny Wuerffel (FL) 41
2. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 24
3. Peyton Manning (TN) 23
4. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 15
5. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 14
  Mike Bobo (GA) 14
  Herb Tyler (LAST) 14
8. Jay Graham (TN) 11
  Dennis Riddle (AL) 11
  Anthony Wright (SC) 11