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1989 Passing Stats

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National Champion: Miami (FL) (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Andre Ware (Houston)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Bill McCartney (Colorado)

AP Preseason #1: Michigan ▪ AP Final #1: Miami (FL)

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89 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Ty Detmer Brigham Young WAC 265 412 64.3 4560 11.1 11.0 32 15 175.6 85 -127 -1.5 6
2 Bill Scharr Syracuse Ind 107 169 63.3 1625 9.6 8.6 9 8 152.2 67 -47 -0.7 3
3 Shawn Moore Virginia ACC 125 221 56.6 2078 9.4 9.6 18 7 156.1 139 505 3.6 9
4 Bret Oberg Iowa State Big 8 152 245 62.0 2242 9.2 8.2 9 9 143.7 110 273 2.5 5
5 Dave Brown Duke ACC 104 163 63.8 1479 9.1 9.1 14 6 161.0 17 -25 -1.5 1
6 Peter Tom Willis Florida State Ind 211 346 61.0 3124 9.0 9.0 20 9 150.7 31 -120 -3.9 2
7 Greg Frey* Ohio State Big Ten 144 246 58.5 2132 8.7 8.3 13 8 142.3 51 -92 -1.8 2
8 Dan Speltz Cal State Fullerton Big West 214 309 69.3 2671 8.6 8.3 20 11 156.1 67 -63 -0.9 2
9 Garrett Gabriel Hawaii WAC 143 249 57.4 2145 8.6 8.0 17 11 143.5 103 246 2.4 5
10 Dan Enos* Michigan State Big Ten 153 240 63.8 2066 8.6 7.1 9 12 138.4 110 153 1.4 6
11 Tommy Hodson Louisiana State SEC 183 317 57.7 2655 8.4 8.1 22 12 143.4 56 -51 -0.9 2
12 Major Harris* West Virginia Ind 142 245 58.0 2058 8.4 7.8 17 11 142.4 155 936 6.0 6
13 Aaron Garcia Washington State Pac-10 115 189 60.8 1591 8.4 7.0 11 11 139.1 52 8 0.2 0
14 Dan McGwire San Diego State WAC 258 440 58.6 3651 8.3 7.1 16 19 131.7 64 -228 -3.6 2
15 Paul Justin Arizona State Pac-10 183 314 58.3 2591 8.3 7.9 17 10 139.1 27 -131 -4.9 0
16 Kelly Donohoe Kansas Big 8 141 256 55.1 2125 8.3 7.0 12 13 130.1 81 -2 0.0 5
17 Andy Kelly Tennessee SEC 92 156 59.0 1299 8.3 6.6 7 9 132.2 32 -33 -1.0 0
18 Alex Van Pelt Pittsburgh Ind 172 307 56.0 2527 8.2 7.6 15 11 134.1 30 -91 -3.0 3
19 Andre Ware Houston SWC 365 578 63.1 4699 8.1 8.6 46 15 152.5 50 -38 -0.8 3
20 Peter Gardere Texas SWC 107 186 57.5 1511 8.1 5.5 5 13 120.7 68 -123 -1.8 2
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Reggie Slack Auburn SEC 148 252 58.7 1996 7.9 7.0 11 10 131.7 55 3 0.1 2
22 Jamie Gill Texas Tech SWC 105 186 56.5 1464 7.9 7.0 12 9 134.2 48 -194 -4.0 2
23 Bill Musgrave* Oregon Pac-10 231 401 57.6 3081 7.7 7.0 22 16 132.3 45 -79 -1.8 1
24 John Darnell Mississippi SEC 167 301 55.5 2326 7.7 6.8 11 11 125.1 110 75 0.7 1
25 Mike Gundy Oklahoma State Big 8 164 287 57.1 2203 7.7 7.2 14 9 131.4 66 -37 -0.6 3
26 Derek Stott Nevada-Las Vegas Big West 114 222 51.4 1701 7.7 7.3 9 6 123.7 72 38 0.5 4
27 Eric Hunter Purdue Big Ten 91 178 51.1 1368 7.7 7.2 11 7 128.2 78 5 0.1 0
28 Mark Barsotti* Fresno State Big West 138 262 52.7 1987 7.6 6.7 15 12 126.1 87 244 2.8 8
29 Tom Sullivan Eastern Michigan MAC 129 253 51.0 1927 7.6 5.6 8 15 113.5 53 -69 -1.3 1
30 Greg Talley Georgia SEC 92 174 52.9 1330 7.6 6.0 6 9 118.1 73 38 0.5 1
31 Browning Nagle Louisville Ind 187 334 56.0 2503 7.5 7.1 16 10 128.8 52 -121 -2.3 2
32 Neil O'Donnell Maryland ACC 156 280 55.7 2103 7.5 7.6 10 4 127.7 77 -44 -0.6 0
33 David Riley Ball State MAC 149 256 58.2 1929 7.5 7.3 13 7 132.8 61 146 2.4 3
34 Gino Torretta Miami (FL) Ind 101 177 57.1 1325 7.5 6.4 8 8 125.8 21 -15 -0.7 0
35 Kent Kiefer Missouri Big 8 183 314 58.3 2314 7.4 6.0 12 15 123.2 53 -238 -4.5 0
36 T.J. Rubley Tulsa Ind 155 308 50.3 2292 7.4 8.0 22 6 132.5 45 59 1.3 0
37 Billy Ray Duke ACC 174 274 63.5 2035 7.4 6.2 15 14 133.7 59 115 1.9 1
38 Craig Erickson Miami (FL) Ind 147 273 53.8 2007 7.4 6.4 16 13 125.4 31 -80 -2.6 1
39 Matt Veatch San Jose State Big West 123 234 52.6 1722 7.4 5.9 8 11 116.3 29 -115 -4.0 1
40 Lance Pavlas Texas A&M SWC 134 227 59.0 1681 7.4 5.9 10 12 125.2 64 -2 0.0 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Nick Schichtle Oregon State Pac-10 93 187 49.7 1378 7.4 6.0 7 9 114.4 67 -72 -1.1 0
42 Todd Marinovich* Southern California Pac-10 219 352 62.2 2578 7.3 6.6 16 13 131.4 64 39 0.6 4
43 Todd Ellis South Carolina Ind 103 187 55.1 1374 7.3 7.0 10 6 128.0 42 -179 -4.3 0
44 Scott Mitchell Utah WAC 237 444 53.4 3211 7.2 6.7 31 19 128.6 64 -78 -1.2 2
45 Paul Oates Long Beach State Big West 168 364 46.2 2621 7.2 6.1 19 17 114.5 52 -65 -1.3 0
46 Howard Gasser Texas-El Paso WAC 189 359 52.6 2586 7.2 5.7 16 19 117.3 102 -73 -0.7 5
47 Tom Corontzos Wyoming WAC 153 280 54.6 2005 7.2 6.2 14 12 122.7 84 -95 -1.1 2
48 Scott Schaffner Minnesota Big Ten 101 190 53.2 1373 7.2 6.1 7 8 117.6 76 125 1.6 2
49 Brad Goebel Baylor SWC 95 175 54.3 1255 7.2 5.1 7 11 115.2 22 -84 -3.8 0
50 Jeff George* Illinois Big Ten 242 386 62.7 2738 7.1 6.8 22 12 134.9 25 -182 -7.3 0
51 Matt Rodgers Iowa Big Ten 178 312 57.1 2222 7.1 6.0 12 13 121.2 79 -74 -0.9 2
52 Bret Johnson UCLA Pac-10 145 252 57.5 1791 7.1 5.7 12 13 122.6 64 11 0.2 1
53 Jeremy Leach New Mexico WAC 282 511 55.2 3573 7.0 6.1 22 20 120.3 79 -210 -2.7 2
54 Cary Conklin Washington Pac-10 208 365 57.0 2569 7.0 5.8 16 17 121.3 68 -67 -1.0 2
55 Gary Hollingsworth Alabama SEC 205 339 60.5 2379 7.0 5.7 14 16 123.6 44 -54 -1.2 0
56 Troy Taylor California Pac-10 220 394 55.8 2738 6.9 6.4 16 12 121.5 87 46 0.5 0
57 Mark Melfi Toledo MAC 131 237 55.3 1632 6.9 4.9 10 15 114.4 58 -12 -0.2 0
58 Rich Dackin Bowling Green State MAC 215 394 54.6 2679 6.8 6.5 18 11 121.2 71 -2 0.0 1
59 Brett Favre Southern Mississippi Ind 206 381 54.1 2588 6.8 6.3 14 10 118.0 43 -25 -0.6 0
60 Scott Erney Rutgers Ind 208 374 55.6 2536 6.8 5.5 15 17 116.7 69 139 2.0 3
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Mike Gimenez Colorado State WAC 97 179 54.2 1223 6.8 4.7 6 11 110.4 68 113 1.7 5
62 Shane Montgomery North Carolina State ACC 217 396 54.8 2632 6.6 5.8 16 15 116.4 34 -52 -1.5 1
63 Tim O'Brien Northwestern Big Ten 207 334 62.0 2218 6.6 5.5 14 15 122.6 90 44 0.5 4
64 Donald Hollas Rice SWC 156 276 56.5 1815 6.6 5.5 5 9 111.2 95 431 4.5 7
65 Freddie Maggard Kentucky SEC 130 231 56.3 1515 6.6 4.7 6 12 109.5 103 -69 -0.7 0
66 Travis Hunter East Carolina Ind 110 223 49.3 1478 6.6 5.8 15 11 117.3 98 398 4.1 4
67 Phillip Barnhill Wake Forest ACC 182 377 48.3 2454 6.5 6.1 17 11 112.0 92 366 4.0 3
68 Kirk Johnson Utah State Big West 127 286 44.4 1862 6.5 4.7 8 15 97.8 82 -64 -0.8 6
69 Shawn Jones Georgia Tech ACC 142 271 52.4 1748 6.5 5.2 12 13 111.6 112 330 2.9 3
70 Anthony Thornton Ohio MAC 120 234 51.3 1502 6.4 4.4 6 13 102.6 104 302 2.9 4
71 Jeff Bender Central Michigan MAC 108 232 46.6 1487 6.4 4.6 6 12 98.6 54 13 0.2 0
72 Brian Mitchell Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 143 312 45.8 1966 6.3 4.2 6 17 94.2 237 1311 5.5 19
73 Troy Kopp Pacific Big West 138 241 57.3 1510 6.3 5.7 11 8 118.3 68 -34 -0.5 0
74 Deron Smith Tulane Ind 237 423 56.0 2613 6.2 5.3 18 16 114.4 107 143 1.3 4
75 Ron Jiles Texas Christian SWC 145 285 50.9 1763 6.2 4.0 9 18 100.6 115 343 3.0 2
76 Dave Schnell Indiana Big Ten 146 258 56.6 1608 6.2 5.1 4 8 107.9 94 188 2.0 4
77 Matt Booher Oregon State Pac-10 122 201 60.7 1242 6.2 4.3 4 10 109.2 93 125 1.3 0
78 Mike Johnson Akron Ind 139 299 46.5 1819 6.1 5.0 9 11 100.2 113 398 3.5 5
79 Gene Johnson Louisiana Tech Ind 147 296 49.7 1779 6.0 5.3 12 10 106.8 54 34 0.6 1
80 Phil Vinson New Mexico State Big West 144 289 49.8 1723 6.0 5.0 9 10 103.3 90 74 0.8 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Glenn Farkas Cincinnati Ind 84 163 51.5 982 6.0 3.2 4 12 95.5 63 17 0.3 0
82 Brad Tayles Western Michigan MAC 147 321 45.8 1909 5.9 2.9 8 25 88.4 89 112 1.3 6
83 Mike Romo Southern Methodist SWC 282 503 56.1 2927 5.8 4.8 14 18 107.0 78 -166 -2.1 0
84 Joe Napoli Miami (OH) MAC 191 342 55.8 1988 5.8 3.7 7 19 100.3 61 -236 -3.9 2
85 Carl Straw Kansas State Big 8 101 192 52.6 1095 5.7 5.1 3 4 101.5 46 52 1.1 0
86 Joe Dalpra Kent State MAC 86 191 45.0 1089 5.7 3.1 7 14 90.4 90 294 3.3 3
87 Steve Smith Stanford Pac-10 150 270 55.6 1502 5.6 4.2 7 11 102.7 42 -115 -2.7 1
88 John Gromos Vanderbilt SEC 154 320 48.1 1744 5.5 4.3 9 12 95.7 43 -165 -3.8 1
89 Victor Lay Temple Ind 73 167 43.7 684 4.1 1.1 0 11 64.9 25 -145 -5.8 0