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1988 Passing Stats

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National Champion: Notre Dame (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Lou Holtz (Notre Dame)

AP Preseason #1: Florida State ▪ AP Final #1: Notre Dame

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84 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Major Harris* West Virginia Ind 105 186 56.5 1915 10.3 9.9 14 8 159.2 134 610 4.6 6
2 Timm Rosenbach* Washington State Pac-10 218 338 64.5 3097 9.2 9.1 24 11 158.4 129 336 2.6 10
3 Mike Gundy Oklahoma State Big 8 153 236 64.8 2163 9.2 8.5 19 12 158.2 58 -42 -0.7 3
4 Todd Philcox Syracuse Ind 141 234 60.3 2076 8.9 8.1 16 11 147.9 73 1 0.0 0
5 Warren Jones Hawaii WAC 138 259 53.3 2268 8.8 8.3 19 11 142.6 201 669 3.3 8
6 Chip Ferguson Florida State Ind 122 194 62.9 1714 8.8 7.9 16 11 153.0 18 -8 -0.4 0
7 Mark Kamphaus Boston College Ind 100 158 63.3 1323 8.4 6.7 7 9 136.9 23 -11 -0.5 2
8 Dave Schnell* Indiana Big Ten 119 225 52.9 1877 8.3 6.5 9 13 124.6 83 307 3.7 5
9 Sean Covey Brigham Young WAC 174 319 54.5 2607 8.2 7.6 13 10 130.4 68 -82 -1.2 4
10 Scott Mitchell Utah WAC 323 533 60.6 4322 8.1 7.9 29 15 141.0 56 -23 -0.4 0
11 Chuck Hartlieb Iowa Big Ten 258 409 63.1 3310 8.1 7.8 14 9 138.0 54 -240 -4.4 1
12 Billy Joe Tolliver Texas Tech SWC 190 354 53.7 2869 8.1 7.8 20 11 134.2 55 -182 -3.3 1
13 Tom Sullivan Eastern Michigan MAC 114 205 55.6 1664 8.1 5.8 5 13 119.2 61 -130 -2.1 2
14 Steve Walsh Miami (FL) Ind 233 390 59.7 3115 8.0 8.1 29 12 145.2 15 -33 -2.2 0
15 Reggie Slack Auburn SEC 168 279 60.2 2230 8.0 6.9 9 11 130.1 39 -17 -0.4 2
16 Matt Baker Temple Ind 101 193 52.3 1539 8.0 7.0 15 11 133.6 98 76 0.8 0
17 Anthony Dilweg Duke ACC 287 484 59.3 3824 7.9 7.2 24 18 134.6 55 -111 -2.0 2
18 Randy Welniak* Wyoming WAC 199 354 56.2 2791 7.9 7.7 21 11 135.8 151 415 2.7 16
19 Ken Lutz San Jose State Big West 199 321 62.0 2547 7.9 6.3 16 19 133.3 93 -47 -0.5 2
20 Mike Elkins Wake Forest ACC 165 280 58.9 2205 7.9 7.3 14 10 134.4 47 69 1.5 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Rodney Peete* Southern California Pac-10 223 359 62.1 2812 7.8 7.3 18 12 137.8 68 68 1.0 5
22 Troy Aikman* UCLA Pac-10 228 354 64.4 2771 7.8 8.0 24 9 147.4 78 83 1.1 1
23 Pat Hegarty* Texas-El Paso WAC 195 357 54.6 2732 7.7 7.5 18 9 130.5 65 66 1.0 1
24 Shawn Moore Virginia ACC 141 282 50.0 2158 7.7 6.5 15 14 121.9 159 368 2.3 10
25 Mark Barsotti* Fresno State Big West 116 232 50.0 1795 7.7 6.4 9 11 118.3 62 51 0.8 1
26 Shane Montgomery North Carolina State ACC 123 198 62.1 1522 7.7 6.7 8 8 131.9 16 -26 -1.6 0
27 Jeff Bender Central Michigan MAC 93 169 55.0 1309 7.7 6.2 7 9 123.1 67 -58 -0.9 1
28 Bret Oberg Iowa State Big 8 99 179 55.3 1360 7.6 4.5 6 15 113.4 102 52 0.5 0
29 Darnell Dickerson Pittsburgh Ind 104 213 48.8 1599 7.5 6.5 7 8 115.2 126 555 4.4 5
30 David Dacus Houston SWC 123 212 58.0 1597 7.5 7.3 13 7 134.9 39 -95 -2.4 0
31 Tony Kimbrough Western Michigan MAC 210 381 55.1 2831 7.4 6.9 21 14 128.4 108 210 1.9 6
32 Neil O'Donnell Maryland ACC 160 267 59.9 1973 7.4 6.4 12 11 128.6 94 166 1.8 3
33 Troy Taylor California Pac-10 202 330 61.2 2416 7.3 6.4 16 14 130.2 125 136 1.1 0
34 Mike Johnson Akron Ind 142 299 47.5 2170 7.3 5.7 11 15 110.6 103 262 2.5 5
35 Kyle Morris Florida SEC 84 167 50.3 1217 7.3 4.1 3 13 101.9 35 -11 -0.3 0
36 Brent Snyder Utah State Big West 246 447 55.0 3218 7.2 5.9 19 21 120.1 88 -64 -0.7 4
37 David Riley Ball State MAC 168 263 63.9 1886 7.2 6.3 9 9 128.6 76 108 1.4 2
38 Eric Jones Vanderbilt SEC 196 360 54.4 2548 7.1 5.9 11 14 116.2 144 305 2.1 5
39 Brett Favre Southern Mississippi Ind 178 319 55.8 2271 7.1 7.4 16 5 129.0 51 -15 -0.3 0
40 Jeff Francis Tennessee SEC 191 314 60.8 2237 7.1 6.4 13 11 127.3 97 52 0.5 2
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Tommy Hodson Louisiana State SEC 154 293 52.6 2074 7.1 6.1 13 12 118.5 33 -62 -1.9 0
42 Kelly Donohoe Kansas Big 8 131 258 50.8 1844 7.1 5.6 9 13 112.2 81 -69 -0.9 3
43 David Smith Alabama SEC 135 223 60.5 1592 7.1 6.4 7 7 124.6 36 -114 -3.2 0
44 Eric Smith Bowling Green State MAC 104 184 56.5 1306 7.1 5.8 6 8 118.2 18 -79 -4.4 1
45 Daniel Ford Arizona State Pac-10 85 165 51.5 1166 7.1 4.9 7 11 111.5 30 4 0.1 0
46 Andre Ware Houston SWC 212 356 59.6 2507 7.0 7.4 25 8 137.4 35 -48 -1.4 2
47 Terrence Jones Tulane Ind 162 329 49.2 2305 7.0 5.5 15 18 112.2 164 454 2.8 5
48 Dan Speltz Cal State Fullerton Big West 136 274 49.6 1924 7.0 6.7 13 8 118.4 86 -182 -2.1 1
49 Greg Frey Ohio State Big Ten 152 293 51.9 2028 6.9 5.5 8 13 110.2 60 -34 -0.6 2
50 Jason Palumbis Stanford Pac-10 128 228 56.1 1569 6.9 6.2 8 7 119.4 35 -90 -2.6 2
51 Jeff Graham Long Beach State Big West 226 398 56.8 2720 6.8 5.5 13 18 115.9 66 -154 -2.3 0
52 Jay Gruden Louisville Ind 224 382 58.6 2605 6.8 5.6 17 18 121.2 56 -182 -3.3 1
53 T.J. Rubley Tulsa Ind 182 374 48.7 2497 6.7 5.2 17 20 109.1 45 -81 -1.8 0
54 Erik Wilhelm Oregon State Pac-10 275 442 62.2 2896 6.6 6.5 18 9 126.6 70 30 0.4 2
55 Brian Mitchell Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 129 273 47.3 1807 6.6 5.7 8 9 105.9 180 743 4.1 15
56 Brad Platt San Diego State WAC 130 226 57.5 1466 6.5 4.8 3 10 107.5 44 -190 -4.3 3
57 Scott Schaffner Minnesota Big Ten 106 191 55.5 1234 6.5 5.5 7 7 114.5 97 146 1.5 3
58 Scooter Molander Colorado State WAC 175 347 50.4 2232 6.4 4.1 9 22 100.3 35 -161 -4.6 0
59 Brad Goebel Baylor SWC 117 237 49.4 1524 6.4 4.2 9 16 102.4 50 -58 -1.2 1
60 Scott Erney Rutgers Ind 188 339 55.5 2123 6.3 5.0 13 15 111.9 42 69 1.6 2
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Mark Young Mississippi SEC 156 312 50.0 1969 6.3 6.1 10 6 109.7 64 -80 -1.3 0
62 Glenn Farkas Cincinnati Ind 114 204 55.9 1279 6.3 5.5 8 7 114.6 52 -96 -1.8 1
63 Glenn Fohr Kentucky SEC 91 201 45.3 1260 6.3 4.1 5 12 94.2 54 9 0.2 0
64 Jeff George Illinois Big Ten 212 366 57.9 2257 6.2 5.7 9 8 113.5 24 -190 -7.9 0
65 Anthony Thornton Ohio MAC 78 187 41.7 1162 6.2 3.0 4 15 84.9 165 575 3.5 4
66 Rodney Williams* Clemson ACC 78 186 41.9 1144 6.2 5.7 5 4 98.2 79 299 3.8 6
67 Jeremy Leach New Mexico WAC 165 323 51.1 1986 6.1 4.7 10 15 103.7 88 -220 -2.5 1
68 Cary Conklin Washington Pac-10 153 302 50.7 1833 6.1 5.0 11 12 105.7 81 116 1.4 2
69 Todd Ellis* South Carolina Ind 198 391 50.6 2353 6.0 4.1 9 21 98.0 38 -188 -4.9 0
70 Greg Bradshaw Northwestern Big Ten 129 257 50.2 1550 6.0 4.8 9 11 103.9 67 137 2.0 3
71 Chris Ondrula Miami (OH) MAC 128 219 58.4 1304 6.0 4.2 5 11 106.0 34 -97 -2.9 1
72 Charles Price Nevada-Las Vegas Big West 96 200 48.0 1200 6.0 4.6 4 8 97.0 43 -89 -2.1 0
73 Quentis Roper Rice SWC 135 271 49.8 1607 5.9 5.0 7 9 101.5 124 315 2.5 2
74 Mark Murdock Texas SWC 98 202 48.5 1199 5.9 4.0 10 13 101.8 36 -161 -4.5 2
75 Todd Rampley Georgia Tech ACC 154 275 56.0 1579 5.7 4.1 6 13 102.0 23 -100 -4.3 0
76 Tony Shell Mississippi State SEC 153 335 45.7 1884 5.6 4.0 13 18 95.0 28 -55 -2.0 0
77 Mike Reneau New Mexico State Big West 94 214 43.9 1179 5.5 2.6 5 16 83.0 49 13 0.3 0
78 Carl Straw Kansas State Big 8 191 358 53.4 1947 5.4 3.8 9 17 97.8 63 -194 -3.1 1
79 Brian Fox Purdue Big Ten 121 235 51.5 1250 5.3 3.4 7 13 94.9 45 -101 -2.2 1
80 Jay Frost Pacific Big West 69 157 43.9 831 5.3 2.3 1 11 76.5 100 77 0.8 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Will Furrer Virginia Tech Ind 128 279 45.9 1384 5.0 2.8 6 16 83.2 58 -87 -1.5 0
82 Rich Dackin Bowling Green State MAC 73 155 47.1 775 5.0 2.4 0 9 77.5 19 -77 -4.1 0
83 Conroy Hines Louisiana Tech Ind 116 262 44.3 1286 4.9 4.3 5 6 87.2 42 -236 -5.6 0
84 Gene Johnson Louisiana Tech Ind 75 183 41.0 870 4.8 2.0 4 13 73.9 32 -83 -2.6 0