1997 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Stats

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (17th of 112) ▪ Rank: 19th in Final AP Poll
Conference: CUSA (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jeff Bower (9-3)

PS/G: 28.1 (39th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 17.5 (16th of 112)
SRS: 8.62 (24th of 112) ▪ SOS: -0.38 (59th of 112)

Bowl Game: Won Liberty Bowl 41-7 versus Pittsburgh

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 16.3 29.3 55.4 187.8 1.3 33.2 119.0 3.6 1.4
Defense 12 18.8 35.6 52.7 189.8 1.1 30.6 98.7 3.2 0.7
Difference -2.5 -6.3 +2.7 -2.0 +0.2 +2.6 +20.3 +0.4 +0.7

Passing

Stats include bowl game
Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Lee Roberts 194 350 55.4 2248 6.4 6.2 16 9 119.3

Rushing & Receiving

Stats include bowl game
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Harold Shaw 245 1045 4.3 16 26 147 5.7 0 271 1192 4.4 16
2 Eric Booth 72 404 5.6 0 4 38 9.5 1 76 442 5.8 1
3 Kelby Nance 37 162 4.4 0 2 9 4.5 0 39 171 4.4 0
4 Lee Roberts 36 -192 -5.3 0 36 -192 -5.3 0
5 Tyrone Bolware 6 10 1.7 1 6 10 1.7 1
6 Gifford Jones 1 2 2.0 0 1 2 2.0 0
7 Sherrod Gideon 54 1008 18.7 9 54 1008 18.7 9
8 Todd Pinkston 38 360 9.5 3 38 360 9.5 3
9 Eddie Shaw 34 302 8.9 0 34 302 8.9 0
10 Terry Hardy 12 108 9.0 2 12 108 9.0 2
11 Kevin Heard 10 163 16.3 0 10 163 16.3 0
12 Brandon Francis 10 101 10.1 1 10 101 10.1 1
13 Raymond Walls 2 18 9.0 0 2 18 9.0 0
14 Jim Kitchen 2 6 3.0 0 2 6 3.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Stats include bowl game
Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Jamaal Alexander 2 21 10.5 1
2 Perry Phenix 2 0 0.0 0
3 Larry Watts 2 3 1.5 0
4 Jose Gonzalez 1 0 0.0 0
5 Marchant Kenney 1 7 7.0 0
6 DeShone Mallard 1 9 9.0 0
7 Terrance Parrish 1 3 3.0 0
8 Adalius Thomas 1 0 0.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Stats include bowl game
Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Eric Booth 22 766 34.8 2
2 Harold Shaw 4 51 12.8 0
3 Tyrone Bolware 4 32 8.0 0
4 Sherrod Gideon 33 347 10.5 0
5 Karr Shannon 2 42 21.0 0
6 Eddie Shaw 2 13 6.5 0

Kicking & Punting

Stats include bowl game
Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Tim Hardaway 24 33 72.7 13 16 81.3 63
2 Jack Gabriel 52 2021 38.9
3 Purser 16 675 42.2