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1997 Southeastern Conference Leaders

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Record: 86-54, .614 W-L% (1st of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 10.68 (1st of 11) ▪ SOS: 7.43 (1st of 11)

Division Champions: Tennessee (East) and Auburn (West)
Conference Champion: Tennessee (Won Championship Game 30-29)

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Tim Couch (KY) 363
2. Peyton Manning (TN) 287
3. Stewart Patridge (MS) 228
4. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 216
5. Mike Bobo (GA) 199
6. Clint Stoerner (AR) 173
7. Doug Johnson (FL) 148
8. Anthony Wright (SC) 139
9. Damian Allen (VAND) 128
10. Herb Tyler (LAST) 127
11. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 121
12. Matt Wyatt (MSST) 92
13. Vic Penn (SC) 43
14. Noah Brindise (FL) 40
15. Rob Morgan (MSST) 28
  Lance Tucker (AL) 28
17. Jesse Palmer (FL) 21
18. Kevin Sides (SC) 18
19. Bryan Sparacino (LAST) 10
  Dusty Bonner (KY) 10

Pass Attempts

1. Tim Couch (KY) 547
2. Peyton Manning (TN) 477
3. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 403
4. Clint Stoerner (AR) 357
5. Stewart Patridge (MS) 352
6. Mike Bobo (GA) 306
7. Damian Allen (VAND) 283
8. Doug Johnson (FL) 269
9. Anthony Wright (SC) 252
10. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 237
11. Herb Tyler (LAST) 209
12. Matt Wyatt (MSST) 201
13. Vic Penn (SC) 93
14. Noah Brindise (FL) 83
15. Lance Tucker (AL) 57
16. Rob Morgan (MSST) 48
17. Jesse Palmer (FL) 38
18. Kevin Sides (SC) 36
19. Bryan Sparacino (LAST) 15
20. Dusty Bonner (KY) 14

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Tim Couch (KY) 66.4
2. Mike Bobo (GA) 65.0
3. Stewart Patridge (MS) 64.8
4. Herb Tyler (LAST) 60.8
5. Peyton Manning (TN) 60.2
6. Anthony Wright (SC) 55.2
7. Doug Johnson (FL) 55.0
8. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 53.6
9. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 51.1
10. Clint Stoerner (AR) 48.5
11. Matt Wyatt (MSST) 45.8
12. Damian Allen (VAND) 45.2

Passing Yards

1. Tim Couch (KY) 3884
2. Peyton Manning (TN) 3819
3. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 3277
4. Mike Bobo (GA) 2751
5. Stewart Patridge (MS) 2667
6. Clint Stoerner (AR) 2347
7. Doug Johnson (FL) 2023
8. Anthony Wright (SC) 1685
9. Herb Tyler (LAST) 1581
10. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 1545
11. Damian Allen (VAND) 1544
12. Matt Wyatt (MSST) 1369
13. Noah Brindise (FL) 695
14. Vic Penn (SC) 555
15. Rob Morgan (MSST) 343
16. Lance Tucker (AL) 310
17. Jesse Palmer (FL) 291
18. Kevin Sides (SC) 205
19. Dusty Bonner (KY) 114
20. Bryan Sparacino (LAST) 113

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Bobo (GA) 9.0
2. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 8.1
3. Peyton Manning (TN) 8.0
4. Stewart Patridge (MS) 7.6
5. Herb Tyler (LAST) 7.6
6. Doug Johnson (FL) 7.5
7. Tim Couch (KY) 7.1
8. Matt Wyatt (MSST) 6.8
9. Anthony Wright (SC) 6.7
10. Clint Stoerner (AR) 6.6
11. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 6.5
12. Damian Allen (VAND) 5.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Bobo (GA) 9.1
2. Peyton Manning (TN) 8.5
3. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 7.6
4. Stewart Patridge (MS) 7.4
5. Anthony Wright (SC) 7.2
6. Doug Johnson (FL) 7.1
7. Herb Tyler (LAST) 7.0
8. Tim Couch (KY) 6.9
9. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 6.7
10. Clint Stoerner (AR) 5.6
11. Damian Allen (VAND) 4.4
12. Matt Wyatt (MSST) 4.0

Passing Touchdowns

1. Tim Couch (KY) 37
2. Peyton Manning (TN) 36
3. Doug Johnson (FL) 21
4. Mike Bobo (GA) 19
5. Anthony Wright (SC) 18
  Dameyune Craig (AUB) 18
7. Clint Stoerner (AR) 12
  Stewart Patridge (MS) 12
9. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 11
10. Herb Tyler (LAST) 10
11. Damian Allen (VAND) 8
12. Noah Brindise (FL) 6
  Matt Wyatt (MSST) 6
14. Jesse Palmer (FL) 4
15. Lance Tucker (AL) 3
  Vic Penn (SC) 3
17. Rob Morgan (MSST) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Tim Couch (KY) 19
2. Matt Wyatt (MSST) 15
3. Clint Stoerner (AR) 13
  Dameyune Craig (AUB) 13
5. Doug Johnson (FL) 12
6. Peyton Manning (TN) 11
7. Damian Allen (VAND) 10
8. Mike Bobo (GA) 8
9. Herb Tyler (LAST) 7
  Stewart Patridge (MS) 7
11. Anthony Wright (SC) 5
12. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 4
  Vic Penn (SC) 4
14. Jesse Palmer (FL) 3
  Noah Brindise (FL) 3
16. Chadd Jones (AR) 2
  Kevin Sides (SC) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Mike Bobo (GA) 155.8
2. Peyton Manning (TN) 147.7
3. Tim Couch (KY) 141.4
4. Stewart Patridge (MS) 135.7
5. Doug Johnson (FL) 135.0
6. Herb Tyler (LAST) 133.4
7. Anthony Wright (SC) 130.9
8. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 130.2
9. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 117.8
10. Clint Stoerner (AR) 107.5
11. Matt Wyatt (MSST) 97.9
12. Damian Allen (VAND) 93.3

Rush Attempts

1. Jamal Lewis (TN) 232
2. James Johnson (MSST) 217
3. Fred Taylor (FL) 214
4. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 205
5. John Avery (MS) 166
6. Robert Edwards (GA) 165
7. Curtis Alexander (AL) 155
8. Anthony White (KY) 129
9. Jared McGrath (VAND) 127
10. Boo Williams (SC) 117
11. Robert Isaac (MSST) 116
12. Troy Hambrick (SC) 115
13. Rondell Mealey (LAST) 112
14. Rod Stinson (AR) 111
15. Damian Allen (VAND) 104
16. Jimmy Williams (VAND) 98
17. Dennis Riddle (AL) 97
18. Herb Tyler (LAST) 96
  Dameyune Craig (AUB) 96
20. Deuce McAllister (MS) 94

Rushing Yards

1. Jamal Lewis (TN) 1364
2. Fred Taylor (FL) 1292
3. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 1144
4. James Johnson (MSST) 1069
5. Robert Edwards (GA) 908
6. John Avery (MS) 862
7. Curtis Alexander (AL) 729
8. Anthony White (KY) 723
9. Rondell Mealey (LAST) 664
10. Troy Hambrick (SC) 604
11. Cecil Collins (LAST) 596
12. Robert Isaac (MSST) 562
13. Jimmy Williams (VAND) 527
14. Derek Homer (KY) 502
15. Jared McGrath (VAND) 491
16. Dennis Riddle (AL) 454
17. Shaun Alexander (AL) 415
18. Rod Stinson (AR) 413
19. Deuce McAllister (MS) 402
20. Olandis Gary (GA) 381

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Cecil Collins (LAST) 8.3
2. Fred Taylor (FL) 6.0
3. Rondell Mealey (LAST) 5.9
4. Jamal Lewis (TN) 5.9
5. Derek Homer (KY) 5.7
6. Anthony White (KY) 5.6
7. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 5.6
8. Robert Edwards (GA) 5.5
9. Jimmy Williams (VAND) 5.4
10. Troy Hambrick (SC) 5.3
11. John Avery (MS) 5.2
12. James Johnson (MSST) 4.9
13. Robert Isaac (MSST) 4.8
14. Curtis Alexander (AL) 4.7
15. Dennis Riddle (AL) 4.7
16. Shaun Alexander (AL) 4.6
17. Deuce McAllister (MS) 4.3
18. Jared McGrath (VAND) 3.9
19. Rod Stinson (AR) 3.7
20. Rusty Williams (AUB) 3.6

Receptions

1. Marcus Nash (TN) 76
2. Craig Yeast (KY) 73
3. Jacquez Green (FL) 61
4. Anthony White (KY) 59
5. Jeremaine Copeland (TN) 58
6. Hines Ward (GA) 55
7. Karsten Bailey (AUB) 53
8. Kevin Coleman (KY) 52
9. Anthony Eubanks (AR) 51
10. Tyrone Goodson (AUB) 48
  Peerless Price (TN) 48
12. Rufus French (MS) 43
  Larry Foster (LAST) 43
  Jermale Kelly (SC) 43
15. Cory Peterson (MS) 40
16. Andre Rone (MS) 36
  Kio Sanford (KY) 36
18. Abram Booty (LAST) 35
  Grant Heard (MS) 35
  Jimmy Robinson (KY) 35

Receiving Yards

1. Marcus Nash (TN) 1170
2. Jacquez Green (FL) 1024
3. Tyrone Goodson (AUB) 906
4. Craig Yeast (KY) 873
5. Anthony Eubanks (AR) 870
6. Karsten Bailey (AUB) 840
7. Jeremaine Copeland (TN) 732
8. Hines Ward (GA) 715
9. Peerless Price (TN) 698
10. Kevin Coleman (KY) 621
11. Jermale Kelly (SC) 618
12. Larry Foster (LAST) 579
13. Hicks Poor (AUB) 558
14. Abram Booty (LAST) 550
15. Cory Peterson (MS) 527
16. Kio Sanford (KY) 516
17. Grant Heard (MS) 513
  Andre Rone (MS) 513
19. Corey Allen (GA) 510
20. Anthony Lucas (AR) 495

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Tyrone Goodson (AUB) 18.9
2. Anthony Lucas (AR) 18.3
3. Anthony Eubanks (AR) 17.1
4. Jacquez Green (FL) 16.8
5. Hicks Poor (AUB) 16.4
6. Quincy Jackson (AL) 16.3
7. Corey Allen (GA) 15.9
8. Karsten Bailey (AUB) 15.8
9. Robert Reed (MS) 15.8
  Robert Reed (MS) 15.8
11. Abram Booty (LAST) 15.7
12. Todd Yoder (VAND) 15.4
13. Marcus Nash (TN) 15.4
14. Travis McGriff (FL) 15.1
15. Jamie Richardson (FL) 15.1
16. Grant Heard (MS) 14.7
17. Peerless Price (TN) 14.5
18. Jermale Kelly (SC) 14.4
19. Kio Sanford (KY) 14.3
20. Andre Rone (MS) 14.2
  Lamont Woodberry (MSST) 14.2

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Marcus Nash (TN) 13
2. Craig Yeast (KY) 10
  Jermale Kelly (SC) 10
4. Jacquez Green (FL) 9
  Jeremaine Copeland (TN) 9
6. Kevin Coleman (KY) 8
7. Karsten Bailey (AUB) 7
  Jamie Richardson (FL) 7
9. Peerless Price (TN) 6
  Kerry Hood (SC) 6
  Lance Mickelsen (KY) 6
  Hines Ward (GA) 6
13. Anthony Eubanks (AR) 5
  Tyrone Goodson (AUB) 5
  Kio Sanford (KY) 5
16. Ed Scissum (AL) 4
  Anthony White (KY) 4
  Anthony Lucas (AR) 4
  Larry Foster (LAST) 4
  Corey Allen (GA) 4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Jamal Lewis (TN) 255
2. Fred Taylor (FL) 238
3. James Johnson (MSST) 222
4. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 221
5. Robert Edwards (GA) 188
  Anthony White (KY) 188
7. John Avery (MS) 185
8. Curtis Alexander (AL) 171
9. Jared McGrath (VAND) 137
10. Boo Williams (SC) 135
11. Troy Hambrick (SC) 133
12. Robert Isaac (MSST) 125
13. Jimmy Williams (VAND) 121
14. Rondell Mealey (LAST) 119
  Derek Homer (KY) 119
16. Rod Stinson (AR) 117
17. Dennis Riddle (AL) 111
18. Damian Allen (VAND) 105
19. Deuce McAllister (MS) 101
20. Eric Branch (AR) 98

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Jamal Lewis (TN) 1630
2. Fred Taylor (FL) 1530
3. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 1237
4. Anthony White (KY) 1176
5. Marcus Nash (TN) 1170
6. James Johnson (MSST) 1125
7. Robert Edwards (GA) 1122
8. Jacquez Green (FL) 1075
9. John Avery (MS) 975
10. Hines Ward (GA) 938
11. Tyrone Goodson (AUB) 906
12. Craig Yeast (KY) 887
13. Anthony Eubanks (AR) 870
14. Derek Homer (KY) 866
15. Curtis Alexander (AL) 862
16. Karsten Bailey (AUB) 840
17. Troy Hambrick (SC) 747
18. Jeremaine Copeland (TN) 732
19. Peerless Price (TN) 729
20. Rondell Mealey (LAST) 724

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 15
2. Fred Taylor (FL) 13
  Marcus Nash (TN) 13
  Robert Edwards (GA) 13
5. James Johnson (MSST) 12
6. Jermale Kelly (SC) 10
  Craig Yeast (KY) 10
  Jacquez Green (FL) 10
9. Jamal Lewis (TN) 9
  Fred Beasley (AUB) 9
  Jeremaine Copeland (TN) 9
12. Curtis Alexander (AL) 8
  Anthony White (KY) 8
  Olandis Gary (GA) 8
  Kevin Coleman (KY) 8
16. Jamie Richardson (FL) 7
  John Avery (MS) 7
  Rondell Mealey (LAST) 7
  Karsten Bailey (AUB) 7
  Herb Tyler (LAST) 7

Total Plays

1. Tim Couch (KY) 613
2. Peyton Manning (TN) 526
3. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 499
4. Clint Stoerner (AR) 438
5. Stewart Patridge (MS) 408
6. Damian Allen (VAND) 387
7. Mike Bobo (GA) 346
8. Anthony Wright (SC) 323
9. Doug Johnson (FL) 307
10. Herb Tyler (LAST) 305
11. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 285
12. Matt Wyatt (MSST) 237
13. Jamal Lewis (TN) 233
14. James Johnson (MSST) 217
15. Fred Taylor (FL) 214
16. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 206
17. John Avery (MS) 166
18. Robert Edwards (GA) 165
19. Curtis Alexander (AL) 155
20. Anthony White (KY) 129

Total Yards

1. Peyton Manning (TN) 3789
2. Tim Couch (KY) 3759
3. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 3277
4. Mike Bobo (GA) 2681
5. Stewart Patridge (MS) 2559
6. Clint Stoerner (AR) 2080
7. Herb Tyler (LAST) 1860
8. Doug Johnson (FL) 1838
9. Anthony Wright (SC) 1729
10. Damian Allen (VAND) 1728
11. Freddie Kitchens (AL) 1560
12. Jamal Lewis (TN) 1374
13. Fred Taylor (FL) 1292
14. Matt Wyatt (MSST) 1289
15. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 1144
16. James Johnson (MSST) 1069
17. Robert Edwards (GA) 908
18. John Avery (MS) 862
19. Curtis Alexander (AL) 729
20. Anthony White (KY) 723

Total Yards Per Play

1. Peyton Manning (TN) 7.2
2. Dameyune Craig (AUB) 6.6
3. Tim Couch (KY) 6.1

Total Touchdowns

1. Tim Couch (KY) 40
2. Peyton Manning (TN) 39
3. Doug Johnson (FL) 22
  Dameyune Craig (AUB) 22
5. Mike Bobo (GA) 20
6. Anthony Wright (SC) 19
7. Herb Tyler (LAST) 17
8. Kevin Faulk (LAST) 15
9. Clint Stoerner (AR) 14
10. Stewart Patridge (MS) 13
  Fred Taylor (FL) 13
12. James Johnson (MSST) 12
  Freddie Kitchens (AL) 12
  Robert Edwards (GA) 12
15. Damian Allen (VAND) 9
16. John Avery (MS) 7
  Noah Brindise (FL) 7
  Jamal Lewis (TN) 7
  Olandis Gary (GA) 7
  Rondell Mealey (LAST) 7
  Fred Beasley (AUB) 7