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1974 Year Summary

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National Champions: Southern California (FWAA, NFF, UPI), Oklahoma (AP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Archie Griffin (Ohio State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Grant Teaff (Baylor)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Oklahoma

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 Southeastern Conference 10 117 72 40 5 .637 7 3 3 1 .500 12.90 8.14 3 5 Alabama
2 Big Eight Conference 8 90 51 39 0 .567 2 2 0 0 1.000 11.04 8.63 2 2 Oklahoma
3 Southwest Conference 8 91 45 41 5 .522 3 0 2 1 .167 7.70 7.46 3 3 Baylor
4 Big Ten Conference 10 111 55 53 3 .509 1 0 1 0 .000 7.27 7.24 2 3 Michigan
Ohio State
5 Atlantic Coast Conference 7 80 42 37 1 .531 3 0 2 1 .167 6.86 5.97 2 2 Maryland
6 Pacific-8 Conference 8 89 40 43 6 .483 1 1 0 0 1.000 4.43 5.16 2 1 Southern California
7 Mid-American Conference 6 66 38 26 2 .591 1 1 0 0 1.000 -2.23 -5.83 0 1 Miami (OH)
8 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 5 57 33 22 2 .596 0 0 0 0 -2.73 -7.01 0 0 San Diego State
9 Independent 37 406 185 217 4 .461 3 2 0 1 .833 -3.86 -2.10 4 3
10 Western Athletic Conference 8 90 38 49 3 .439 1 0 1 0 .000 -4.31 -2.28 2 0 Brigham Young
11 Ivy Group 8 72 37 32 3 .535 0 0 0 0 -4.78 -6.05 0 0 Harvard
Yale
12 Southern Conference 7 76 38 38 0 .500 0 0 0 0 -7.45 -7.00 0 0 Virginia Military Institute
13 Missouri Valley Conference 7 77 29 44 4 .403 0 0 0 0 -7.67 -4.66 0 0 Tulsa

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 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 Final
Oklahoma Big 8 1 1 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Southern California Pac-8 5 5 13 18 9 7 6 6 6 11 8 8 6 5 2
Michigan Big Ten 6 6 6 5 4 4 3 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 3
Ohio State Big Ten 2 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 4 3 3 4
Alabama SEC 4 3 5 4 3 3 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 5
Notre Dame Ind 3 2 1 2 7 6 7 7 7 8 5 5 5 9 6
Penn State Ind 8 8 8 19 15 15 11 10 10 7 11 10 10 7 7
Auburn SEC         11 10 5 5 5 10 7 7 7 6 8
Nebraska Big 8 7 7 4 10 6 5 12 9 9 9 6 6 9 8 9
Miami (OH) MAC           20 19 19 16 13 12 12 12 15 10
North Carolina State ACC 18 16 15 13 8 11 10 17     16 13 13 13 11
Michigan State Big Ten                     15 14 14 14 12
Maryland ACC 14 14 14       18 15 15 14 13 11 11 10 13
Baylor SWC                       16 16 12 14
Florida SEC         13 8 14 12 11 6 9 20   18 15
Texas A&M SWC 20     9 5 16 8 8 8 5 10 9 8 16 16
Mississippi State SEC                 17           17
Texas SWC 10 10 9 6 19 17 16 13 12 12   17 17 11 17
Houston Ind 11 19 19             15 14 15 15   19
Tennessee SEC 16 15 17 14                     20
School Conf Pre 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 Final
Arizona WAC 17 17 17 15 12 12 9 16           19  
Arizona State WAC 15 11 11 7 18 18 15 14 14 16          
Arkansas SWC 19 20 10   20 14                  
Brigham Young WAC                         20 17  
California Pac-8               20   18 19 19      
Illinois Big Ten       16 14                    
Kansas Big 8           19 13                
Louisiana State SEC 9 9 7 17                      
Miami (FL) Ind       20 16                    
Missouri Big 8   18                          
Oklahoma State Big 8       12           17 18        
Pittsburgh Ind 13 13 15 8 17         19 17 18 18 20  
San Diego State PCAA                 20            
Stanford Pac-8   20 19                        
Temple Ind                 19            
Texas Tech SWC         10 9 17 11 13 19 20        
Tulane Ind             20 18              
UCLA Pac-8 12 12 12           18            
Wisconsin Big Ten       11   13     20       19 20  

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Steve Bartkowski (CA) 182
2. Gary Sheide (BYU) 181
3. Gene Swick (TOL) 178
4. Craig Kimball (SJST) 175
5. Kevin Sigler (CORN) 143
6. Jeb Blount (TLS) 142
7. Tom Vosberg (DAYT) 141
8. Bruce Hill (AZ) 133
9. Craig Penrose (SDGST) 132
10. Terry Jones (IN) 129
Pass Attempts
1. Craig Kimball (SJST) 355
2. Steve Bartkowski (CA) 325
3. Tom Vosberg (DAYT) 304
4. Gary Sheide (BYU) 300
5. Mike Cordova (STAN) 295
6. Gene Swick (TOL) 287
7. Jeb Blount (TLS) 260
8. Alvin White (ORST) 256
9. Neftali Cortez (FREST) 255
10. Bruce Hill (AZ) 249
  Rick Costello (WY) 249
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Gene Swick (TOL) 62.0
2. Gary Sheide (BYU) 60.3
3. Bob Avellini* (MD) 60.2
4. Terry Jones (IN) 58.6
5. Steve Joachim (TEMP) 57.9
6. Kevin Sigler (CORN) 57.7
7. Tom Clements (NDAME) 56.7
8. Dave Humm* (NE) 56.7
9. Scott Gardner (VA) 56.4
10. Craig Penrose (SDGST) 56.2
Passing Yards
1. Steve Bartkowski (CA) 2580
2. Craig Kimball (SJST) 2401
3. Gene Swick (TOL) 2234
4. Gary Sheide (BYU) 2174
5. Mark Driscoll (COST) 2016
6. Steve Joachim (TEMP) 1950
7. Neftali Cortez (FREST) 1916
8. Tom Vosberg (DAYT) 1914
9. Jeb Blount (TLS) 1831
10. Bruce Hill (AZ) 1814
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Steve Joachim (TEMP) 8.8
2. Bob Avellini* (MD) 8.6
3. Mark Driscoll (COST) 8.2
4. Steve Bartkowski (CA) 7.9
5. Gene Swick (TOL) 7.8
6. Dave Humm* (NE) 7.8
7. Bobby McKinley (TXEP) 7.8
8. Neftali Cortez (FREST) 7.5
9. Greg Kokal (KENT) 7.5
10. Tom Shuman (PAST) 7.4
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Steve Joachim (TEMP) 8.0
2. Steve Bartkowski (CA) 7.7
3. Bob Avellini* (MD) 7.5
4. Tom Shuman (PAST) 7.2
5. Mark Driscoll (COST) 7.2
6. Greg Kokal (KENT) 6.8
7. Jeff Bower (SMS) 6.8
8. Gene Swick (TOL) 6.7
9. Milt Holt (HARV) 6.5
10. Bobby McKinley (TXEP) 6.3
Passing Touchdowns
1. Craig Kimball (SJST) 23
  Gary Sheide (BYU) 23
3. Steve Joachim (TEMP) 20
4. Mark Driscoll (COST) 19
5. Bruce Hill (AZ) 18
6. Milt Holt (HARV) 16
  Neftali Cortez (FREST) 16
8. Jeb Blount (TLS) 15
9. Scott Gardner (VA) 14
10. Bobby McKinley (TXEP) 13
  Bob Dulich (LBS) 13
  Pat Haden* (SCA) 13
  Gene Swick (TOL) 13
  Chris Kupec* (NC) 13
Passing Interceptions
1. Rick Costello (WY) 21
2. Gary Sheide (BYU) 19
  Craig Kimball (SJST) 19
4. Tom Vosberg (DAYT) 18
  Brian Sikorski (NOVA) 18
  Lee Cook (TXX) 18
7. Ken Washington (NTX) 17
8. Bruce Hill (AZ) 16
  Mitch Anderson (NWEST) 16
10. Bret Kosup (RUT) 15
  Norval Turner (OR) 15
  Bob Morton (HC) 15
  Neftali Cortez (FREST) 15
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Steve Joachim (TEMP) 150.1
2. Bob Avellini* (MD) 135.5
3. Gary Sheide (BYU) 133.8
4. Gene Swick (TOL) 133.3
5. Mark Driscoll (COST) 132.5
6. Steve Bartkowski (CA) 130.6
7. Tom Shuman (PAST) 130.3
8. Dave Humm* (NE) 130.2
9. Milt Holt (HARV) 129.0
10. Jeff Bower (SMS) 126.3
Rush Attempts
1. Louie Giammona (UTST) 329
2. Dave Preston (BGSU) 324
3. Anthony Davis* (SCA) 301
4. Courtney Snyder (IN) 291
5. Steve Beaird (BAY) 267
6. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 256
7. Freddie Williams (AZST) 249
8. Louis Carter* (MD) 246
9. Stan Fritts* (NCST) 245
10. Jim O'Connor (DRAKE) 238
Rushing Yards
1. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 1695
2. Louie Giammona (UTST) 1534
3. Anthony Davis* (SCA) 1421
4. Dave Preston (BGSU) 1414
5. Joe Washington (OK) 1321
6. Willard Harrell (PAC) 1308
7. Freddie Williams (AZST) 1299
8. Courtney Snyder (IN) 1254
9. Billy Marek (WI) 1215
10. Laverne Smith (KS) 1181
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Gralyn Wyatt (TX) 7.8
2. Joe Washington (OK) 6.8
3. Jim Littrell (OK) 6.8
4. Laverne Smith (KS) 6.7
5. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 6.6
6. Roscoe Coles (VATECH) 6.6
7. Artie Owens (WV) 6.5
8. Willie Shelby (AL) 6.4
9. Glynn Harrison (GA) 6.4
10. Walter Packer (MSST) 6.3
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Keith Barnette (BC) 22
2. Dave Preston (BGSU) 19
3. Billy Marek (WI) 18
4. Walt Snickenberger (PRIN) 16
5. Jim Germany (NMST) 14
6. Joe Washington (OK) 13
  Steve Beaird (BAY) 13
  Larry Poole (KENT) 13
  Anthony Davis* (SCA) 13
10. Champ Henson* (OHST) 12
  Archie Griffin* (OHST) 12
  Stan Fritts* (NCST) 12
  Wayne Bullock (NDAME) 12
  Willard Harrell (PAC) 12
  Horace King (GA) 12
  Rob Carpenter (MIAOH) 12
  Rudy Green (YALE) 12
  Jamie O'Rourke (VAND) 12
Receptions
1. Dwight McDonald (SDGST) 86
2. John Ross (TOL) 77
3. Dave Quehl (HC) 62
4. Steve Rivera (CA) 56
5. Theopolis Bell (AZ) 53
  Willie Miller (COST) 53
7. Steve Largent (TLS) 52
8. Jimmy Jerome* (NC) 49
9. Bruce Starks (CORN) 47
10. Scott Piper (AZ) 46
  Pat McInally (HARV) 46
  John Mastronardo (NOVA) 46
Receiving Yards
1. Willie Miller (COST) 1193
2. Dwight McDonald (SDGST) 1157
3. Steve Rivera (CA) 938
4. Steve Largent (TLS) 884
5. Jimmy Jerome* (NC) 879
6. John Ross (TOL) 866
7. Dave Quehl (HC) 801
8. Dave Lake (COLG) 793
9. Nate Fergerson (SDGST) 771
10. Lee McGriff* (FL) 750
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Tracy Dickson (WTXAM) 26.8
2. Duriel Harris (NMST) 24.2
3. Glen Cotton (FREST) 22.6
4. Willie Miller (COST) 22.5
5. Richard Appleby (GA) 22.2
6. Lonnie Allgood (SYR) 21.7
7. Scott Phillips (WA) 21.1
8. Dave Lake (COLG) 20.3
9. Morris Owens (AZST) 20.0
10. Ricky Scales (VATECH) 19.8
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Steve Largent (TLS) 14
2. Theopolis Bell (AZ) 11
3. Johnny Darden (WTXAM) 9
  Willie Miller (COST) 9
5. Pete Righi (TEMP) 8
  J.K. McKay* (SCA) 8
  Pat McInally (HARV) 8
  Ken Shelton (VA) 8
  Don Seymour (TOL) 8
10. Trent Smock (IN) 7
  Morris Owens (AZST) 7
  Lee McGriff* (FL) 7
  Bob Bucola (PA) 7
  Duriel Harris (NMST) 7
  Bennie Cunningham (CLEM) 7
  Dan Prager (SJST) 7
  Jeff Stempel (TEMP) 7
  Dan O'Rourke (COST) 7
  Dwight McDonald (SDGST) 7
  Don Westbrook* (NE) 7
  Dave Lake (COLG) 7
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Louie Giammona (UTST) 341
2. Dave Preston (BGSU) 329
3. Anthony Davis* (SCA) 316
4. Courtney Snyder (IN) 311
5. Steve Beaird (BAY) 289
6. Jim O'Connor (DRAKE) 277
7. Louis Carter* (MD) 272
8. Freddie Williams (AZST) 269
9. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 261
10. Stan Fritts* (NCST) 253
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Archie Griffin* (OHST) 1772
2. Louie Giammona (UTST) 1613
3. Anthony Davis* (SCA) 1517
4. Willard Harrell (PAC) 1441
5. Dave Preston (BGSU) 1438
6. Freddie Williams (AZST) 1418
7. Joe Washington (OK) 1392
8. Courtney Snyder (IN) 1362
9. Jim O'Connor (DRAKE) 1340
10. Steve Beaird (BAY) 1327
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Keith Barnette (BC) 22
2. Dave Preston (BGSU) 19
  Billy Marek (WI) 19
4. Walt Snickenberger (PRIN) 16
  Steve Beaird (BAY) 16
6. Anthony Davis* (SCA) 15
  Johnny Darden (WTXAM) 15
  Larry Poole (KENT) 15
9. Jim Germany (NMST) 14
  Joe Washington (OK) 14
  Steve Largent (TLS) 14
Total Plays
1. Gene Swick (TOL) 493
2. Steve Bartkowski (CA) 398
3. Ken Washington (NTX) 390
4. Bruce Hill (AZ) 384
  Craig Kimball (SJST) 384
6. Tom Vosberg (DAYT) 381
7. Norval Turner (OR) 370
8. Sam Adkins (WICHST) 369
9. Jeb Blount (TLS) 368
10. Bob Dulich (LBS) 361
Total Yards
1. Gene Swick (TOL) 2450
2. Steve Bartkowski (CA) 2387
3. Craig Kimball (SJST) 2338
4. Steve Joachim (TEMP) 2227
5. Bruce Hill (AZ) 2118
6. Mark Driscoll (COST) 2112
7. Neftali Cortez (FREST) 2061
8. Gary Sheide (BYU) 2009
9. Bob Dulich (LBS) 1971
10. Alvin White (ORST) 1960
Total Touchdowns
1. Steve Joachim (TEMP) 29
2. Craig Kimball (SJST) 27
3. Gary Sheide (BYU) 26
4. Bruce Hill (AZ) 23
5. Chris Kupec* (NC) 22
  Keith Barnette (BC) 22
  Milt Holt (HARV) 22
8. Mark Driscoll (COST) 21
  Neftali Cortez (FREST) 21
  Charles Baggett (MIST) 21