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2002 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 89-65, .578 W-L% (2nd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 6.32 (2nd of 12) ▪ SOS: 3.58 (3rd of 12)

Division Champions: Georgia (East) and Arkansas (West)
Conference Champion: Georgia (Won Championship Game 30-3)

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
East W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Georgia 13 1 .929 7 1 .875 32.1 15.1 18.18 3.96
Florida 8 5 .615 6 2 .750 25.8 21.5 8.58 5.97
Tennessee 8 5 .615 5 3 .625 22.8 17.5 7.41 2.94
Kentucky 7 5 .583 3 5 .375 32.1 25.1 4.12 0.20
South Carolina 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 18.8 21.8 0.90 3.73
Vanderbilt 2 10 .167 0 8 .000 18.4 30.7 -7.34 3.91
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Alabama 10 3 .769 6 2 .750 28.2 15.4 15.80 4.57
Auburn 9 4 .692 5 3 .625 29.8 17.8 12.36 3.98
Arkansas 9 5 .643 5 3 .625 26.4 19.8 10.33 4.61
Louisiana State 8 5 .615 5 3 .625 24.8 18.3 8.35 3.42
Mississippi 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 27.0 25.5 4.44 3.13
Mississippi State 3 9 .250 0 8 .000 18.9 28.3 -7.28 2.55

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/26 9/2 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
Georgia 8 8 10 9 8 8 7 6 5 5 5 7 7 6 5 4 4 3
Alabama             22   24 19 12 11 10 9 14 14 13 11
Auburn               24         24   20 20 19 14
Arkansas                               22 25  
Florida 6 6 6 12 10 7 6 16       23 20 19 15 23 22  
Louisiana State 14 14 24 25 24 22 21 18 14 10 17 16 14 21 18      
Mississippi               25 21                  
South Carolina 22 22 22                              
Tennessee 5 4 4 4 4 11 10 10 16 16 25              

7 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2003-01-01 Capital One Bowl Auburn 13 Penn State 9 Capital One Bowl (Orlando, FL)
2003-01-01 Cotton Bowl Texas 35 Louisiana State 20 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
2003-01-01 Outback Bowl Michigan 38 Florida 30 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
2003-01-01 Sugar Bowl Georgia 26 Florida State 13 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
2002-12-31 Peach Bowl Maryland 30 Tennessee 3 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
2002-12-30 Music City Bowl Minnesota 29 Arkansas 14 Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN)
2002-12-27 Independence Bowl Mississippi 27 Nebraska 23 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Rex Grossman* (FL) 287
2. Eli Manning* (MS) 279
3. David Greene* (GA) 218
4. Casey Clausen* (TN) 194
5. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 183
6. Kevin Fant (MSST) 163
7. Matt Jones* (AR) 122
8. Tyler Watts (AL) 112
9. Jay Cutler (VAND) 103
10. Corey Jenkins (SC) 100
Pass Attempts
1. Rex Grossman* (FL) 503
2. Eli Manning* (MS) 481
3. David Greene* (GA) 379
4. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 327
5. Kevin Fant (MSST) 311
6. Casey Clausen* (TN) 310
7. Matt Jones* (AR) 234
8. Jay Cutler (VAND) 212
9. Marcus Randall* (LAST) 181
  Tyler Watts (AL) 181
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Casey Clausen* (TN) 62.6
2. Eli Manning* (MS) 58.0
3. David Greene* (GA) 57.5
4. Rex Grossman* (FL) 57.1
5. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 56.0
6. Corey Jenkins (SC) 55.6
7. Kevin Fant (MSST) 52.4
8. Matt Jones* (AR) 52.1
9. Jay Cutler (VAND) 48.6
Passing Yards
1. Rex Grossman* (FL) 3402
2. Eli Manning* (MS) 3401
3. David Greene* (GA) 2924
4. Casey Clausen* (TN) 2297
5. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 2267
6. Kevin Fant (MSST) 1918
7. Matt Jones* (AR) 1592
8. Jay Cutler (VAND) 1433
9. Tyler Watts (AL) 1414
10. Corey Jenkins (SC) 1334
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. David Greene* (GA) 7.7
2. Corey Jenkins (SC) 7.4
3. Casey Clausen* (TN) 7.4
4. Eli Manning* (MS) 7.1
5. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 6.9
6. Matt Jones* (AR) 6.8
7. Rex Grossman* (FL) 6.8
8. Jay Cutler (VAND) 6.8
9. Kevin Fant (MSST) 6.2
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. David Greene* (GA) 7.9
2. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 7.7
3. Casey Clausen* (TN) 7.1
4. Matt Jones* (AR) 6.6
5. Eli Manning* (MS) 6.5
6. Rex Grossman* (FL) 6.1
7. Jay Cutler (VAND) 5.8
8. Corey Jenkins (SC) 5.7
9. Kevin Fant (MSST) 5.1
Passing Touchdowns
1. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 24
2. David Greene* (GA) 22
  Rex Grossman* (FL) 22
4. Eli Manning* (MS) 21
5. Matt Jones* (AR) 16
6. Jason Campbell* (AUB) 11
  Casey Clausen* (TN) 11
8. Kevin Fant (MSST) 10
  Jay Cutler (VAND) 10
10. Matt Mauck* (LAST) 9
Passing Interceptions
1. Rex Grossman* (FL) 17
2. Eli Manning* (MS) 15
3. Kevin Fant (MSST) 12
4. Corey Jenkins (SC) 10
  Kyle York (MSST) 10
6. Jay Cutler (VAND) 9
7. Matt Jones* (AR) 8
  David Greene* (GA) 8
9. Casey Clausen* (TN) 7
10. Marcus Randall* (LAST) 5
  Daniel Cobb* (AUB) 5
  Jason Campbell* (AUB) 5
  Brodie Croyle (AL) 5
  Jared Lorenzen (KY) 5
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. David Greene* (GA) 137.3
2. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 135.4
3. Casey Clausen* (TN) 132.0
4. Eli Manning* (MS) 125.6
5. Matt Jones* (AR) 125.0
6. Rex Grossman* (FL) 121.5
7. Corey Jenkins (SC) 119.5
8. Jay Cutler (VAND) 112.4
9. Kevin Fant (MSST) 107.1
Rush Attempts
1. Artose Pinner (KY) 283
2. Musa Smith* (GA) 260
3. Earnest Graham* (FL) 240
4. Fred Talley* (AR) 197
5. Domanick Davis* (LAST) 193
6. Ronnie Brown* (AUB) 175
7. Santonio Beard (AL) 165
8. Kwane Doster (VAND) 160
  Corey Jenkins (SC) 160
10. Cedric Houston* (TN) 153
Rushing Yards
1. Artose Pinner (KY) 1414
2. Musa Smith* (GA) 1324
3. Fred Talley* (AR) 1119
4. Earnest Graham* (FL) 1085
5. Ronnie Brown* (AUB) 1008
6. Domanick Davis* (LAST) 931
7. Shaud Williams (AL) 921
8. Santonio Beard (AL) 811
9. Kwane Doster (VAND) 798
10. Cedric Houston* (TN) 779
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Shaud Williams (AL) 7.1
2. Ronnie Brown* (AUB) 5.8
3. Fred Talley* (AR) 5.7
4. Ran Carthon* (FL) 5.4
5. Carnell Williams* (AUB) 5.3
6. Justin Griffith (MSST) 5.2
7. Musa Smith* (GA) 5.1
8. Cedric Houston* (TN) 5.1
9. Artose Pinner (KY) 5.0
10. Kwane Doster (VAND) 5.0
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Ronnie Brown* (AUB) 13
  Artose Pinner (KY) 13
3. Santonio Beard (AL) 12
4. Earnest Graham* (FL) 11
5. Carnell Williams* (AUB) 10
  Jabari Davis* (TN) 10
7. Jay Cutler (VAND) 9
8. Musa Smith* (GA) 8
9. Domanick Davis* (LAST) 7
  De'Arrius Howard* (AR) 7
Receptions
1. Taylor Jacobs* (FL) 71
2. Terrence Edwards* (GA) 59
3. Carlos Perez* (FL) 58
4. Michael Clayton* (LAST) 57
5. Chris Collins* (MS) 55
6. Bill Flowers* (MS) 53
7. George Wilson* (AR) 49
8. Dan Stricker (VAND) 44
9. Fred Gibson* (GA) 43
10. Aaron Boone (KY) 41
  Triandos Luke (AL) 41
Receiving Yards
1. Taylor Jacobs* (FL) 1088
2. Terrence Edwards* (GA) 1004
3. Chris Collins* (MS) 812
4. Fred Gibson* (GA) 758
5. Michael Clayton* (LAST) 749
6. Aaron Boone (KY) 706
7. George Wilson* (AR) 626
8. Dan Stricker (VAND) 620
9. Terrell Grindle (MSST) 608
10. Carlos Perez* (FL) 591
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Terrell Grindle (MSST) 17.9
2. Fred Gibson* (GA) 17.6
3. Aaron Boone (KY) 17.2
4. Richard Smith* (AR) 17.1
5. Terrence Edwards* (GA) 17.0
6. Dre Fulgham (AL) 16.8
7. Sam Collins (AL) 15.8
8. Mike Espy* (MS) 15.5
9. Taylor Jacobs* (FL) 15.3
10. Chris Collins* (MS) 14.8
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Terrence Edwards* (GA) 11
2. Chris Collins* (MS) 10
  Aaron Boone (KY) 10
4. Taylor Jacobs* (FL) 8
  Devery Henderson* (LAST) 8
6. George Wilson* (AR) 7
7. Dan Stricker (VAND) 6
8. Derrick Tinsley* (TN) 5
  Jason Witten* (TN) 5
  Michael Clayton* (LAST) 5
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Artose Pinner (KY) 320
2. Musa Smith* (GA) 275
3. Earnest Graham* (FL) 262
4. Domanick Davis* (LAST) 209
5. Fred Talley* (AR) 201
6. Ronnie Brown* (AUB) 184
7. Kwane Doster (VAND) 172
8. Santonio Beard (AL) 170
9. Cedric Houston* (TN) 162
10. Corey Jenkins (SC) 160
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Artose Pinner (KY) 1678
2. Musa Smith* (GA) 1431
3. Earnest Graham* (FL) 1178
4. Ronnie Brown* (AUB) 1174
5. Shaud Williams (AL) 1149
6. Taylor Jacobs* (FL) 1131
7. Fred Talley* (AR) 1117
8. Domanick Davis* (LAST) 1061
9. Terrence Edwards* (GA) 1004
10. Kwane Doster (VAND) 907
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Artose Pinner (KY) 15
2. Ronnie Brown* (AUB) 14
3. Santonio Beard (AL) 12
4. Terrence Edwards* (GA) 11
  Earnest Graham* (FL) 11
6. Chris Collins* (MS) 10
  Carnell Williams* (AUB) 10
  Jabari Davis* (TN) 10
  Aaron Boone (KY) 10
10. Jay Cutler (VAND) 9
Total Plays
1. Rex Grossman* (FL) 561
2. Eli Manning* (MS) 520
3. David Greene* (GA) 444
4. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 387
5. Kevin Fant (MSST) 372
6. Casey Clausen* (TN) 371
7. Matt Jones* (AR) 363
8. Corey Jenkins (SC) 340
9. Jay Cutler (VAND) 335
10. Tyler Watts (AL) 311
Total Yards
1. Rex Grossman* (FL) 3337
2. Eli Manning* (MS) 3281
3. David Greene* (GA) 2872
4. Casey Clausen* (TN) 2290
5. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 2216
6. Matt Jones* (AR) 2206
7. Corey Jenkins (SC) 1989
8. Kevin Fant (MSST) 1849
9. Jay Cutler (VAND) 1826
10. Tyler Watts (AL) 1770
Total Yards Per Play
1. Eli Manning* (MS) 6.3
2. Rex Grossman* (FL) 5.9
Total Touchdowns
1. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 24
  David Greene* (GA) 24
3. Eli Manning* (MS) 23
  Rex Grossman* (FL) 23
5. Matt Jones* (AR) 21
6. Jay Cutler (VAND) 19
7. Jason Campbell* (AUB) 14
8. Artose Pinner (KY) 13
  Ronnie Brown* (AUB) 13
10. Casey Clausen* (TN) 12
  Santonio Beard (AL) 12
Touchdowns
1. Artose Pinner (KY) 15
2. Ronnie Brown* (AUB) 14
3. Santonio Beard (AL) 12
4. Terrence Edwards* (GA) 11
  Earnest Graham* (FL) 11
6. Chris Collins* (MS) 10
  Carnell Williams* (AUB) 10
  Jabari Davis* (TN) 10
  Aaron Boone (KY) 10
  Derek Abney (KY) 10
Points
1. Phillip Yost* (AUB) 10
2. Nathan Cox (AL) 7
3. Rashad Moore* (TN) 6
  Kevin Simon* (TN) 6
  Otis Grigsby (KY) 6
  Spencer Johnson* (AUB) 6
7. Ziffle (AL) 5
8. Josh Cooper* (MS) 2
Extra Point Attempts
1. Billy Bennett* (GA) 52
2. Jonathan Nichols* (MS) 40
  Damon Duval* (AUB) 40
4. Taylor Begley (KY) 37
5. Matt Leach* (FL) 35
6. John Corbello* (LAST) 34
7. David Carlton* (AR) 29
8. Greg Johnson (VAND) 27
9. Daniel Weaver (SC) 26
10. Kyle Robinson (AL) 24
Extra Points Made
1. Billy Bennett* (GA) 52
2. Jonathan Nichols* (MS) 40
  Damon Duval* (AUB) 40
4. John Corbello* (LAST) 34
5. Taylor Begley (KY) 31
6. Matt Leach* (FL) 30
7. David Carlton* (AR) 28
8. Greg Johnson (VAND) 27
9. Daniel Weaver (SC) 24
10. Kyle Robinson (AL) 23
Field Goal Attempts
1. Billy Bennett* (GA) 33
2. John Corbello* (LAST) 24
3. Jonathan Nichols* (MS) 20
  Brent Smith (MSST) 20
5. Alex Walls* (TN) 17
6. David Carlton* (AR) 16
  Daniel Weaver (SC) 16
8. Damon Duval* (AUB) 15
  Matt Leach* (FL) 15
10. Taylor Begley (KY) 14
Field Goals Made
1. Billy Bennett* (GA) 26
2. John Corbello* (LAST) 17
3. Brent Smith (MSST) 16
4. Jonathan Nichols* (MS) 15
5. Alex Walls* (TN) 12
  David Carlton* (AR) 12
7. Daniel Weaver (SC) 10
8. Taylor Begley (KY) 9
  Matt Leach* (FL) 9
10. Greg Johnson (VAND) 8
Punts
1. Richie Butler* (AR) 69
2. Cody Ridgeway* (MS) 67
3. Greg Johnson (VAND) 66
  Glenn Pakulak (KY) 66
5. Dustin Colquitt* (TN) 65
6. Jonathan Kilgo* (GA) 64
  Donnie Jones* (LAST) 64
8. Damon Duval* (AUB) 54
9. Lane Bearden (AL) 50
10. Jared Cook (MSST) 48
Punting Yards
1. Glenn Pakulak (KY) 3008
2. Greg Johnson (VAND) 2891
3. Cody Ridgeway* (MS) 2840
4. Dustin Colquitt* (TN) 2833
5. Donnie Jones* (LAST) 2813
6. Richie Butler* (AR) 2715
7. Jonathan Kilgo* (GA) 2708
8. Damon Duval* (AUB) 2344
9. Lane Bearden (AL) 2074
10. Jared Cook (MSST) 2024
Punt Returns
1. Shaud Williams (AL) 40
2. Domanick Davis* (LAST) 36
  Roderick Hood* (AUB) 36
  Derek Abney (KY) 36
5. Damien Gary* (GA) 34
6. Keiwan Ratliff* (FL) 32
  Jason Armstead* (MS) 32
8. Decori Birmingham* (AR) 28
9. Mark Jones* (TN) 26
10. Korey Banks (MSST) 20
Punt Return Yards
1. Derek Abney (KY) 544
2. Domanick Davis* (LAST) 499
3. Damien Gary* (GA) 458
4. Roderick Hood* (AUB) 417
5. Jason Armstead* (MS) 383
6. Shaud Williams (AL) 346
7. Decori Birmingham* (AR) 342
8. Keiwan Ratliff* (FL) 341
9. Mark Jones* (TN) 240
10. Korey Banks (MSST) 200
Punt Return Touchdowns
1. Derek Abney (KY) 4
Kickoff Returns
1. Derek Abney (KY) 30
2. Decori Birmingham* (AR) 28
3. Corey Larkins* (TN) 26
4. Domanick Davis* (LAST) 24
  Kwane Doster (VAND) 24
6. Roderick Hood* (AUB) 21
7. Jason Armstead* (MS) 19
  Fred Gibson* (GA) 19
9. Fred Reid (MSST) 18
10. Ran Carthon* (FL) 17
Kickoff Return Yards
1. Derek Abney (KY) 804
2. Decori Birmingham* (AR) 638
3. Kwane Doster (VAND) 616
4. Corey Larkins* (TN) 611
5. Domanick Davis* (LAST) 560
6. Fred Gibson* (GA) 460
7. Fred Reid (MSST) 441
8. Roderick Hood* (AUB) 416
9. Ran Carthon* (FL) 380
10. Jason Armstead* (MS) 354
Kickoff Return Touchdowns
1. Derek Abney (KY) 2
Interceptions
1. Corey Webster* (LAST) 7
2. Von Hutchins* (MS) 6
3. Matt Grier* (MS) 5
  Rashad Baker* (TN) 5
  Demetrius Hookfin* (LAST) 5
6. Travaris Robinson* (AUB) 4
  Dunta Robinson (SC) 4
  Ken Hamlin* (AR) 4
  Waine Bacon (AL) 4
  Lawrence Richardson* (AR) 4
  Kentrell Curry* (GA) 4
  Carlos Rogers* (AUB) 4
  Charlie Peprah (AL) 4
Interception Return Yards
1. Kentrell Curry* (GA) 145
2. Tim Jennings* (GA) 109
3. Demetrius Hookfin* (LAST) 104
4. Quentus Cumby (KY) 103
5. Charlie Peprah (AL) 90
6. Corey Webster* (LAST) 75
7. Bruce Thornton* (GA) 71
8. Deandre Eiland (SC) 69
9. Bo Mosley* (AR) 68
10. Karlos Dansby* (AUB) 66