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1986 Passing Stats

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National Champion: Penn State (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Vinny Testaverde (Miami (FL))
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Joe Paterno (Penn State)

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

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93 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Jim Harbaugh* Michigan Big Ten 180 277 65.0 2729 9.9 8.8 10 11 151.7 94 118 1.3 8
2 Vinny Testaverde Miami (FL) Ind 175 276 63.4 2557 9.3 9.7 26 9 165.8 46 -103 -2.2 4
3 Todd Ellis South Carolina Ind 205 340 60.3 3020 8.9 7.1 20 22 141.4 96 -45 -0.5 3
4 Dave Yarema Michigan State Big Ten 200 297 67.3 2581 8.7 8.1 16 11 150.7 42 -222 -5.3 0
5 Steve Beuerlein Notre Dame Ind 151 259 58.3 2211 8.5 8.3 13 7 141.2 53 35 0.7 1
6 Lee Saltz Temple Ind 117 203 57.6 1729 8.5 8.1 12 7 141.8 85 -14 -0.2 2
7 Jeff Francis Tennessee SEC 150 233 64.4 1946 8.4 8.0 9 6 142.1 38 -91 -2.4 0
8 Kevin Sweeney Fresno State PCAA 160 284 56.3 2363 8.3 8.0 15 9 137.3 111 -186 -1.7 1
9 Ed Blount Washington State Pac-10 117 227 51.5 1882 8.3 7.1 11 11 127.5 119 183 1.5 3
10 Ned James New Mexico WAC 125 215 58.1 1777 8.3 7.9 14 8 141.6 150 527 3.5 4
11 Jeff Van Raaphorst* Arizona State Pac-10 160 269 59.5 2181 8.1 7.5 17 11 140.3 44 31 0.7 0
12 Shawn Halloran Boston College Ind 159 258 61.6 2090 8.1 8.4 17 6 146.8 44 -40 -0.9 0
13 James Jackson Georgia SEC 100 181 55.2 1475 8.1 7.7 9 6 133.5 108 410 3.8 4
14 Mark Vlasic* Iowa Big Ten 108 180 60.0 1456 8.1 8.1 11 5 142.6 18 -116 -6.4 1
15 Cody Carlson Baylor SWC 157 287 54.7 2284 8.0 6.5 10 14 123.3 107 356 3.3 3
16 Mark Maye North Carolina ACC 110 176 62.5 1401 8.0 7.6 10 6 141.3 57 96 1.7 2
17 Tommy Hodson Louisiana State SEC 175 288 60.8 2261 7.9 7.9 19 8 142.9 33 -42 -1.3 0
18 Ron Adams Eastern Michigan MAC 151 251 60.2 1995 7.9 7.9 13 6 139.2 78 50 0.6 0
19 Steve Lindsley Brigham Young WAC 180 287 62.7 2247 7.8 5.8 12 18 129.7 99 -90 -0.9 3
20 Jim Karsatos* Ohio State Big Ten 145 272 53.3 2122 7.8 7.1 13 10 127.3 47 128 2.7 3
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Mike Perez* San Jose State PCAA 249 421 59.1 3225 7.7 6.7 17 17 128.7 45 25 0.6 0
22 Sammy Garza Texas-El Paso WAC 258 410 62.9 3140 7.7 6.6 21 19 134.9 93 -138 -1.5 3
23 Danny McCoin Cincinnati Ind 237 369 64.2 2831 7.7 7.0 13 11 134.3 70 -246 -3.5 3
24 Dan Henning Maryland ACC 196 353 55.5 2725 7.7 7.2 15 11 128.2 65 -44 -0.7 1
25 Terry Morris* Miami (OH) MAC 193 308 62.7 2365 7.7 7.5 19 10 141.0 24 -65 -2.7 0
26 Erik Kramer North Carolina State ACC 145 277 52.3 2092 7.6 6.0 14 16 120.9 74 79 1.1 5
27 Terrence Jones Tulane Ind 159 284 56.0 2124 7.5 7.1 10 7 125.5 158 547 3.5 8
28 Jeff Burger Auburn SEC 126 222 56.8 1671 7.5 6.1 9 11 123.5 26 -98 -3.8 1
29 John Shaffer Penn State Ind 114 204 55.9 1510 7.4 7.4 9 4 128.7 53 -67 -1.3 3
30 Dave Kramme* Indiana Big Ten 98 180 54.4 1334 7.4 6.3 6 7 119.9 82 70 0.9 1
31 Todd Santos San Diego State WAC 218 350 62.3 2553 7.3 6.7 14 11 130.5 74 -324 -4.4 1
32 Chris Chandler Washington Pac-10 160 275 58.2 1994 7.3 6.6 20 13 133.6 58 113 1.9 4
33 Steve Stallworth Nevada-Las Vegas PCAA 135 256 52.7 1869 7.3 6.5 14 11 123.5 53 -134 -2.5 1
34 Erik Chapman Virginia Tech Ind 113 222 50.9 1627 7.3 7.0 10 6 121.9 86 -44 -0.5 2
35 Hue Jackson Pacific PCAA 89 199 44.7 1455 7.3 5.8 10 11 111.7 137 417 3.0 5
36 Larry Egger Utah WAC 232 382 60.7 2761 7.2 7.3 21 9 134.9 46 -136 -3.0 0
37 Bobby Watters Southern Methodist SWC 154 285 54.0 2041 7.2 5.7 13 15 118.7 86 74 0.9 2
38 Kevin Murray Texas A&M SWC 212 349 60.7 2463 7.1 7.0 17 8 131.5 44 -115 -2.6 1
39 Jay Gruden Louisville Ind 73 154 47.4 1099 7.1 5.8 8 8 114.1 44 -15 -0.3 0
40 Gregg Tipton Hawaii WAC 211 377 56.0 2645 7.0 5.5 11 18 115.0 75 -97 -1.3 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Kelly Stouffer Colorado State WAC 205 374 54.8 2604 7.0 5.7 7 14 112.0 56 -214 -3.8 1
42 Chris Miller Oregon Pac-10 216 356 60.7 2503 7.0 6.1 12 13 123.6 74 46 0.6 2
43 Rodney Peete* Southern California Pac-10 160 305 52.5 2138 7.0 5.5 10 15 112.3 103 124 1.2 3
44 John Congemi Pittsburgh Ind 165 293 56.3 2048 7.0 6.8 11 6 123.3 51 -5 -0.1 2
45 Jeff Graham Long Beach State PCAA 245 426 57.5 2921 6.9 6.0 20 17 122.6 71 -396 -5.6 0
46 Wade Kosakowski Ball State MAC 137 212 64.6 1459 6.9 5.8 6 8 124.2 31 -149 -4.8 1
47 Don Majkowski Virginia ACC 104 199 52.3 1375 6.9 4.9 7 12 109.8 66 102 1.5 1
48 Andrew Anderson Southern Mississippi Ind 87 164 53.0 1137 6.9 5.3 5 8 111.6 98 121 1.2 3
49 Bret Stafford Texas SWC 176 329 53.5 2233 6.8 5.5 12 15 113.4 89 239 2.7 3
50 Alex Espinoza Iowa State Big 8 153 299 51.2 2023 6.8 6.3 15 10 117.9 78 -4 -0.1 2
51 Alex Espinoza Iowa State Big 8 153 299 51.2 2023 6.8 6.3 15 10 117.9 78 -4 -0.1 2
52 Don McPherson Syracuse Ind 142 269 52.8 1827 6.8 6.5 12 7 119.4 191 523 2.7 6
53 Alfred Jenkins Arizona Pac-10 118 232 50.9 1573 6.8 5.9 10 9 114.3 59 167 2.8 2
54 Mike Gundy Oklahoma State Big 8 117 225 52.0 1525 6.8 6.5 8 5 116.2 57 -102 -1.8 1
55 Mike Elkins Wake Forest ACC 205 380 53.9 2541 6.7 5.8 17 15 117.0 20 -98 -4.9 0
56 Matt Stevens* UCLA Pac-10 150 280 53.6 1869 6.7 5.9 11 10 115.5 51 -80 -1.6 1
57 Mike Greenfield Northwestern Big Ten 126 250 50.4 1653 6.6 5.0 7 12 105.6 109 418 3.8 3
58 Ronnie Barber Cal State Fullerton PCAA 134 246 54.5 1613 6.6 5.3 14 13 117.8 89 71 0.8 3
59 Don Smith Mississippi State SEC 120 244 49.2 1609 6.6 5.4 10 11 109.1 159 740 4.7 6
60 Rickey Foggie Minnesota Big Ten 87 191 45.5 1265 6.6 5.8 8 7 107.7 117 349 3.0 7
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 John Paye* Stanford Pac-10 217 349 62.2 2261 6.5 5.9 14 11 123.5 69 -72 -1.0 2
62 Mark Comalander Rice SWC 116 219 53.0 1430 6.5 4.2 8 15 106.2 36 -47 -1.3 2
63 Mark Young Mississippi SEC 87 178 48.9 1154 6.5 4.9 8 10 106.9 64 100 1.6 4
64 Chris Conklin Western Michigan MAC 127 261 48.7 1668 6.4 4.6 11 15 104.8 35 -128 -3.7 1
65 Bill Byrne Navy Ind 121 229 52.8 1463 6.4 4.9 10 12 110.4 19 -86 -4.5 1
66 Bill Ransdell Kentucky SEC 151 256 59.0 1610 6.3 4.9 3 9 108.6 91 30 0.3 1
67 Kerwin Bell Florida SEC 131 242 54.1 1515 6.3 5.2 10 10 112.1 37 -148 -4.0 2
68 Mike Shula Alabama SEC 127 235 54.0 1486 6.3 4.6 13 15 112.6 47 16 0.3 1
69 Mike Timko West Virginia Ind 90 189 47.6 1191 6.3 5.0 8 9 105.0 48 -58 -1.2 0
70 Shane Lamb Illinois Big Ten 115 227 50.7 1414 6.2 4.3 7 13 101.7 41 32 0.8 1
71 Ed Rubbert Louisville Ind 103 210 49.0 1304 6.2 5.5 4 5 102.7 33 -199 -6.0 0
72 Rodney Williams* Clemson ACC 98 200 49.0 1245 6.2 4.8 4 8 99.9 97 352 3.6 5
73 Craig Burnett Wyoming WAC 120 200 60.0 1242 6.2 6.2 13 6 127.6 12 -46 -3.8 0
74 Rich Dackin Bowling Green State MAC 114 194 58.8 1197 6.2 4.8 5 8 110.8 33 -198 -6.0 0
75 Erik Wilhelm Oregon State Pac-10 283 470 60.2 2871 6.1 4.8 8 17 109.9 75 -206 -2.7 1
76 Steve Slayden Duke ACC 183 313 58.5 1914 6.1 4.9 14 15 115.0 83 77 0.9 2
77 Scott Runyan Wyoming WAC 138 271 50.9 1651 6.1 5.0 12 12 107.9 39 44 1.1 0
78 Scott Erney Rutgers Ind 96 190 50.5 1160 6.1 4.1 6 11 100.7 21 11 0.5 1
79 Rick Strom Georgia Tech ACC 87 167 52.1 1011 6.1 5.0 5 6 105.6 73 133 1.8 2
80 Bruce Porter Ohio MAC 216 383 56.4 2281 6.0 5.0 13 14 110.3 45 -188 -4.2 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 A.J. Sager Toledo MAC 96 189 50.8 1107 5.9 4.0 3 9 95.7 35 -17 -0.5 3
82 Brian Menkhausen Illinois Big Ten 96 168 57.1 991 5.9 5.3 4 4 109.8 46 51 1.1 3
83 Richard Pannell Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 81 167 48.5 989 5.9 4.1 3 8 94.6 91 226 2.5 2
84 Brian McDonald Wichita State Ind 111 242 45.9 1398 5.8 4.2 4 10 91.6 50 -114 -2.3 1
85 Bud Keyes Wisconsin Big Ten 93 174 53.4 1002 5.8 3.0 5 13 96.4 40 111 2.8 3
86 Troy Taylor California Pac-10 92 160 57.5 891 5.6 3.4 1 8 96.3 56 -55 -1.0 1
87 David Rascoe Texas Christian SWC 89 180 49.4 985 5.5 3.4 6 11 94.2 125 339 2.7 4
88 Jeff George Purdue Big Ten 122 227 53.7 1217 5.4 2.7 4 15 91.4 30 -210 -7.0 0
89 Randy Williams Kansas State Big 8 88 197 44.7 1069 5.4 2.9 4 13 83.8 64 -28 -0.4 1
90 Mike Orth Kansas Big 8 144 290 49.7 1548 5.3 4.0 7 12 94.2 54 -57 -1.1 0
91 Jim Miller New Mexico State PCAA 114 241 47.3 1200 5.0 3.0 10 15 90.4 147 278 1.9 3
92 Billy Joe Tolliver Texas Tech SWC 145 333 43.5 1602 4.8 3.3 4 13 80.1 33 -33 -1.0 3
93 Tom Ponich Utah State PCAA 107 259 41.3 1230 4.7 2.3 7 17 77.0 97 -107 -1.1 0