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1964 Year Summary

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National Champions: Alabama (AP, UPI), Arkansas (FWAA), Notre Dame (NFF)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: John Huarte (Notre Dame)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Ara Parseghian (Notre Dame)

AP Preseason #1: Mississippi ▪ AP Final #1: Alabama

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L T Pct G W L T Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Big Ten Conference 10 91 48 43 0 .527 1 1 0 0 1.000 12.25 11.79 2 2 Michigan
2 Athletic Association of Western Universities 8 81 43 36 2 .543 1 0 1 0 .000 8.80 8.35 1 2 Oregon State
Southern California
3 Southeastern Conference 11 114 62 47 5 .566 4 2 2 0 .500 8.65 6.78 3 2 Alabama
4 Southwest Conference 8 83 42 39 2 .518 3 2 1 0 .667 7.39 7.11 1 2 Arkansas
5 Western Athletic Conference 6 62 41 17 4 .694 1 1 0 0 1.000 6.20 -0.33 0 0 Arizona
New Mexico
Utah
6 Big Eight Conference 8 82 37 42 3 .470 2 0 2 0 .000 4.65 5.40 1 1 Nebraska
7 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 80 35 42 3 .456 0 0 0 0 0.18 1.72 0 0 North Carolina State
8 Independent 32 312 145 154 13 .486 2 1 1 0 .500 -2.42 -2.29 2 1
9 Missouri Valley Conference 5 51 24 26 1 .480 1 1 0 0 1.000 -5.10 -5.00 0 0 Cincinnati
10 Ivy Group 8 72 38 31 3 .549 0 0 0 0 -5.97 -7.74 0 0 Princeton
11 Mid-American Conference 7 68 35 30 3 .537 0 0 0 0 -7.14 -8.16 0 0 Bowling Green State
12 Southern Conference 9 89 36 53 0 .404 1 0 1 0 .000 -12.56 -9.06 0 0 West Virginia

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 Final
Alabama SEC 6 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 1
Arkansas SWC     9 8 4 4 4 3 3 3 2
Notre Dame Ind   9 6 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 3
Michigan Big Ten   8 7 5       6 6 4 4
Texas SWC 4 1 1 1 6 6 6 5 5 5 5
Nebraska Big 8     8 6 5 5 5 4 4 7 6
Louisiana State SEC       9 7 9 8 9 8 6 7
Oregon State AAWU               8   8 8
Ohio State Big Ten 5 5 4 2 1 1 2 7 7 9 9
Southern California AAWU   2                 10
School Conf Pre 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 Final
Auburn SEC 8 7                  
Florida SEC         9 10 9        
Florida State Ind       10 10         10  
Georgia Tech Ind           8 7 10      
Illinois Big Ten 3 3 2                
Kentucky SEC     5                
Michigan State Big Ten     9                
Mississippi SEC 1                    
Navy Ind 10 6                  
Oklahoma Big 8 2                    
Oregon AAWU           7     10    
Purdue Big Ten             10        
Syracuse Ind 9     7 8       9    
Washington AAWU 7 10                  

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 224
2. Craig Morton (CA) 185
3. Gary Snook (IA) 151
4. Steve Tensi* (FLST) 144
5. John Torok (AZST) 139
6. Tom LaFramboise (LOU) 122
7. Richie Badar (IN) 121
8. Roger Staubach (NAVY) 119
9. Terry Southall (BAY) 118
10. Dan Simrell (TOL) 115

Pass Attempts

1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 326
2. Gary Snook (IA) 311
3. Craig Morton (CA) 308
4. John Torok (AZST) 251
5. Richie Badar (IN) 245
6. Tom LaFramboise (LOU) 242
7. Steve Tensi* (FLST) 240
8. Terry Southall (BAY) 225
9. Dan Simrell (TOL) 215
10. Craig Fertig (SCA) 209

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 68.7
2. Craig Morton (CA) 60.1
3. Steve Tensi* (FLST) 60.0
4. Ernie Kellermann (MIAOH) 59.1
5. Tim Murphy (AF) 58.8
6. Roger Staubach (NAVY) 58.3
7. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 56.1
8. John Huarte (NDAME) 55.6
9. John Torok (AZST) 55.4
10. Scotty Glacken (DUKE) 54.2

Passing Yards

1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 2870
2. John Torok (AZST) 2356
3. Craig Morton (CA) 2121
4. John Huarte (NDAME) 2062
  Gary Snook (IA) 2062
6. Steve Tensi* (FLST) 1986
7. Craig Fertig (SCA) 1671
8. Terry Southall (BAY) 1623
9. Richie Badar (IN) 1571
10. Rick Norton (KY) 1514

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. John Huarte (NDAME) 10.1
2. John Torok (AZST) 9.4
3. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 8.8
4. Ernie Kellermann (MIAOH) 8.5
5. Steve Tensi* (FLST) 8.3
6. Craig Fertig (SCA) 8.0
7. Rick Norton (KY) 7.5
8. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 7.4
9. Terry Southall (BAY) 7.2
10. Tim Murphy (AF) 7.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 10.2
2. John Huarte (NDAME) 9.2
3. John Torok (AZST) 8.5
4. Ernie Kellermann (MIAOH) 8.3
5. Steve Tensi* (FLST) 7.2
6. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 7.2
7. Craig Fertig (SCA) 6.9
8. Paul Brothers* (ORST) 6.9
9. Craig Morton (CA) 6.4
10. Bob Berry (OR) 6.4

Passing Touchdowns

1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 32
2. John Torok (AZST) 20
3. Steve Tensi* (FLST) 19
4. John Huarte (NDAME) 16
5. Bob Berry (OR) 15
6. Craig Morton (CA) 13
  Larry Zeno (UCLA) 13
8. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 12
9. Gary Snook (IA) 11
  Craig Fertig (SCA) 11
  Allen McCune* (WV) 11

Passing Interceptions

1. Terry Southall (BAY) 20
2. Tom LaFramboise (LOU) 18
3. Larry Zeno (UCLA) 16
4. Richie Badar (IN) 15
  Kent Nix (TXX) 15
  Hal Brandt (WI) 15
  Don Gilbert (BUF) 15
8. Gary Snook (IA) 14
  Steve Tensi* (FLST) 14
  Gary Lane (MO) 14
  John Mackovic (WAKE) 14
  Jim Weatherly* (MS) 14
  John Torok (AZST) 14
  Ken Berry (SJST) 14
  Virgil Carter (BYU) 14

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 172.6
2. John Huarte (NDAME) 155.1
3. John Torok (AZST) 149.4
4. Steve Tensi* (FLST) 144.0
5. Ernie Kellermann (MIAOH) 142.4
6. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 132.1
7. Craig Fertig (SCA) 127.1
8. Craig Morton (CA) 126.0
9. Bob Berry (OR) 125.8
10. Tim Murphy (AF) 123.8

Rush Attempts

1. Brian Piccolo (WAKE) 252
2. Ken Willard (NC) 228
3. Mike Garrett (SCA) 217
4. Donny Anderson (TXTECH) 211
5. Jim Nance* (SYR) 205
6. Al Nelson (CIN) 201
7. Ray Handley (STAN) 197
8. Wash Lyons (OH) 192
9. Jack Mahone (MARSH) 190
10. Bill Wilson (CORN) 189

Rushing Yards

1. Brian Piccolo (WAKE) 1044
2. Jim Nance* (SYR) 1021
3. Jim Grabowski (IL) 1004
4. Al Nelson (CIN) 973
5. Donny Anderson (TXTECH) 966
6. Mike Garrett (SCA) 948
7. Ray Handley (STAN) 936
8. Cosmo Iacavazzi (PRIN) 909
9. Tom Hickey (MD) 894
10. Jack Mahone (MARSH) 878

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Tom Brown (NOVA) 6.4
2. Don Kunit (PAST) 6.4
3. Hal Davis (CLEM) 6.1
4. Ron Coleman* (UT) 6.1
5. Dick Gordon (MIST) 6.0
6. Bob Daugherty (TLS) 5.9
7. Bill Goods (TLS) 5.9
8. Jim Bohl (NMST) 5.8
9. Stew Williams (BGSU) 5.6
10. Kip Paskewich (NAVY) 5.6

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Brian Piccolo (WAKE) 15
2. Al Nelson (CIN) 13
  Jim Nance* (SYR) 13
4. Sonny Utz (VATECH) 10
  Jim Grabowski (IL) 10
6. Bob Schweickert (VATECH) 9
  Mel Anthony (MI) 9
  Dennis Haglan (WMMARY) 9
  Mike Garrett (SCA) 9
  Floyd Little* (SYR) 9
  Bob Timberlake (MI) 9
  Jack Mahone (MARSH) 9
  Bill Wolski (NDAME) 9
  Cosmo Iacavazzi (PRIN) 9

Receptions

1. Howard Twilley (TLS) 95
2. Fred Biletnikoff* (FLST) 70
3. Jack Snow (NDAME) 60
4. Karl Noonan (IA) 59
5. Jack Schraub (CA) 52
6. Lawrence Elkins (BAY) 50
7. Bob Daugherty (TLS) 48
8. Henry Burch (TOL) 47
  Charles Casey (FL) 47
10. Bill Malinchak (IN) 46
  Don Floyd* (FLST) 46

Receiving Yards

1. Fred Biletnikoff* (FLST) 1179
2. Howard Twilley (TLS) 1178
3. Jack Snow (NDAME) 1114
4. Karl Noonan (IA) 933
5. Lawrence Elkins (BAY) 851
6. Ben Hawkins (AZST) 719
7. Charles Casey (FL) 673
8. Rick Kestner (KY) 639
9. Bill Malinchak (IN) 634
10. Larry Todd (AZST) 633
  Jack Schraub (CA) 633

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Joe Chapman (ID) 25.4
2. Bill Cronin (BC) 20.5
3. Kent Kramer (MN) 20.1
4. Peter Beaulieu (COLG) 19.3
5. Rod Sherman (SCA) 18.6
6. Jack Snow (NDAME) 18.6
7. Chuck Hughes (TXEP) 18.1
8. Larry Todd (AZST) 18.1
9. John Pease* (UT) 17.7
10. Ben Hawkins (AZST) 17.1

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Brian Piccolo (WAKE) 257
2. Ken Willard (NC) 252
3. Donny Anderson (TXTECH) 243
4. Mike Garrett (SCA) 234
5. Al Nelson (CIN) 214
6. Ray Handley (STAN) 212
7. Jim Nance* (SYR) 209
8. Jack Mahone (MARSH) 197
9. Jim Grabowski (IL) 195
10. Wash Lyons (OH) 194

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Donny Anderson (TXTECH) 1362
2. Fred Biletnikoff* (FLST) 1181
3. Howard Twilley (TLS) 1178
4. Mike Garrett (SCA) 1175
5. Brian Piccolo (WAKE) 1166
6. Floyd Little* (SYR) 1131
7. Jack Snow (NDAME) 1114
8. Al Nelson (CIN) 1106
9. Jim Grabowski (IL) 1105
10. Ken Willard (NC) 1054

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Brian Piccolo (WAKE) 17
2. Fred Biletnikoff* (FLST) 15
3. Howard Twilley (TLS) 13
  Al Nelson (CIN) 13
  Jim Nance* (SYR) 13
6. Kent McCloughan (NE) 12
7. Bill Wolski (NDAME) 11
  Sonny Utz (VATECH) 11
9. Mike Garrett (SCA) 10
  Cosmo Iacavazzi (PRIN) 10
  Bob Davis (VA) 10
  Jim Grabowski (IL) 10
  Floyd Little* (SYR) 10

Total Plays

1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 470
2. Gary Snook (IA) 380
3. Craig Morton (CA) 354
4. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 341
5. Dan Simrell (TOL) 339
6. Richie Badar (IN) 329
7. Tom LaFramboise (LOU) 325
8. Paul Brothers* (ORST) 324
9. Larry Zeno (UCLA) 309
10. Roger Staubach (NAVY) 308

Total Yards

1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 3128
2. John Torok (AZST) 2226
3. John Huarte (NDAME) 2069
4. Gary Snook (IA) 2044
5. Steve Tensi* (FLST) 1940
6. Craig Morton (CA) 1883
7. Craig Fertig (SCA) 1695
8. Larry Zeno (UCLA) 1688
9. Terry Southall (BAY) 1639
10. Richie Badar (IN) 1625

Total Yards Per Play

1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 6.7

Total Touchdowns

1. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 40
2. John Torok (AZST) 20
  Steve Tensi* (FLST) 20
4. John Huarte (NDAME) 19
5. Bob Schweickert (VATECH) 18
6. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 17
7. Bob Berry (OR) 16
  Larry Zeno (UCLA) 16
9. Gary Snook (IA) 15
  Don Gilbert (BUF) 15
  Brian Piccolo (WAKE) 15