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1989 Year Summary

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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)

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 10 116 68 48 0 .586 6 3 3 0 .500 7.17 4.19 3 3 Alabama
Auburn
Tennessee
2 Pacific-10 Conference 10 115 59 52 4 .530 4 4 0 0 1.000 6.53 5.57 3 3 Southern California
3 Southwest Conference 9 102 54 47 1 .534 3 1 2 0 .333 5.86 4.60 2 4 Arkansas
4 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 93 48 43 2 .527 4 1 3 0 .250 3.60 2.54 2 2 Duke
Virginia
5 Big Ten Conference 10 114 57 57 0 .500 4 2 2 0 .500 2.68 3.09 4 4 Michigan
6 Big Eight Conference 8 90 45 45 0 .500 2 0 2 0 .000 1.00 0.76 3 2 Colorado
7 Independent 25 284 147 126 11 .537 8 6 2 0 .750 0.82 -0.06 7 6
8 Western Athletic Conference 9 109 51 54 4 .486 3 0 3 0 .000 -0.58 -0.58 1 1 Brigham Young
9 Big West Conference 8 91 37 53 1 .412 1 1 0 0 1.000 -10.59 -6.50 0 0 Fresno State
10 Mid-American Conference 9 100 38 56 6 .410 1 0 1 0 .000 -17.65 -13.90 0 0 Ball State

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 12/5 12/12 Final
Miami (FL) Ind 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 7 7 7 7 4 2 2 1
Notre Dame Ind 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 4 4 2
Florida State Ind 6 16     25 22 19 14 9 6 5 5 5 6 5 5 3
Colorado Big 8 14 9 8 6 5 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 4
Tennessee SEC     17 14 12 6 6 6 11 10 11 9 8 8 8 8 5
Auburn SEC 8 5 5 4 4 11 12 11 16 12 12 11 10 11 9 9 6
Michigan Big Ten 1 2 2 5 6 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 7
Southern California Pac-10 5 13 13 12 11 9 10 9 10 9 9 8 12 12 12 12 8
Alabama SEC 16 19 16 15 13 13 11 10 6 5 4 4 4 2 7 7 9
Illinois Big Ten 22 11 10 20 20 18 16 13 8 8 8 12 11 10 11 11 10
Nebraska Big 8 3 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 6 6 6 7 6 6 11
Clemson ACC 12 10 7 7 7 15 14   22 21 17 15 15 14 14 14 12
Arkansas SWC 10 7 9 8 8 7 7 7 13 11 10 10 9 9 10 10 13
Houston SWC 21 22 18 17 14 12 8 16 12 17 15 13 13 13 13 13 14
Penn State Ind 11 12         23 17 14 16 13 17 22 18 18 18 15
Michigan State Big Ten           24 21           25 22 22 22 16
Pittsburgh Ind 20 23 14 13 10 8 9 8 7 14 14 19 19 24 24 23 17
Virginia ACC                   24 18 16 16 15 15 15 18
Texas Tech SWC                     23 20 18 25 25 24 19
Texas A&M SWC   15 22 21 22 19   23 21 20 16 14 14 16 16 16 20
West Virginia Ind 17 17 12 9 9 9 20 18 15 13 19 18 17 17 17 17 21
Brigham Young WAC 19 24         25 21 18 23 21 21 21 19 19 19 22
Washington Pac-10     15 11 21                       23
Ohio State Big Ten 25     25               22 20 21 21 21 24
Arizona Pac-10 18 20   23 17     22 17 15 25           25
School Conf Pre 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 12/5 12/12 Final
Air Force WAC         24 20 17 19                  
Duke ACC                       25 23 20 20 20  
Florida SEC             25 20 19 19 20            
Fresno State Big West                   25 24 23          
Georgia SEC         23                        
Hawaii WAC                       24 24 23 23 25  
Iowa Big Ten 23   24                            
Louisiana State SEC 7 21 21                            
Mississippi State SEC     25                            
North Carolina State ACC 24 25 19 18 15 14 13 12 20 18 22            
Oklahoma Big 8 15 8 6 16 16 16 15 25                  
Oregon Pac-10       22   23                      
South Carolina Ind             24 24 25                
Southern Mississippi Ind   18                              
Syracuse Ind 13 14 11 10 18 17                      
Texas SWC                 24 22              
UCLA Pac-10 9 6 20 24   25 22                    
Washington State Pac-10     23 19 19 21 17 15 23                

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Andre Ware (HOU) 365
2. Jeremy Leach (NM) 282
  Mike Romo (SMETH) 282
4. Ty Detmer (BYU) 265
5. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 258
6. Jeff George* (IL) 242
7. Deron Smith (TLN) 237
  Scott Mitchell (UT) 237
9. Bill Musgrave* (OR) 231
10. Troy Taylor (CA) 220
Pass Attempts
1. Andre Ware (HOU) 578
2. Jeremy Leach (NM) 511
3. Mike Romo (SMETH) 503
4. Scott Mitchell (UT) 444
5. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 440
6. Deron Smith (TLN) 423
7. Ty Detmer (BYU) 412
8. Bill Musgrave* (OR) 401
9. Shane Montgomery (NCST) 396
10. Rich Dackin (BGSU) 394
  Troy Taylor (CA) 394
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Dan Speltz (CASTFU) 69.3
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 64.3
3. Dave Brown (DUKE) 63.8
4. Dan Enos* (MIST) 63.8
5. Billy Ray (DUKE) 63.5
6. Bill Scharr (SYR) 63.3
7. Andre Ware (HOU) 63.1
8. Jeff George* (IL) 62.7
9. Todd Marinovich* (SCA) 62.2
10. Bret Oberg (IAST) 62.0
Passing Yards
1. Andre Ware (HOU) 4699
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 4560
3. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 3651
4. Jeremy Leach (NM) 3573
5. Scott Mitchell (UT) 3211
6. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 3124
7. Bill Musgrave* (OR) 3081
8. Mike Romo (SMETH) 2927
9. Troy Taylor (CA) 2738
  Jeff George* (IL) 2738
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 11.1
2. Bill Scharr (SYR) 9.6
3. Shawn Moore (VA) 9.4
4. Bret Oberg (IAST) 9.2
5. Dave Brown (DUKE) 9.1
6. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 9.0
7. Greg Frey* (OHST) 8.7
8. Dan Speltz (CASTFU) 8.6
9. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 8.6
10. Dan Enos* (MIST) 8.6
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 11.0
2. Shawn Moore (VA) 9.6
3. Dave Brown (DUKE) 9.1
4. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 9.0
5. Andre Ware (HOU) 8.6
6. Bill Scharr (SYR) 8.6
7. Dan Speltz (CASTFU) 8.3
8. Greg Frey* (OHST) 8.3
9. Bret Oberg (IAST) 8.2
10. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 8.1
Passing Touchdowns
1. Andre Ware (HOU) 46
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 32
3. Scott Mitchell (UT) 31
4. Jeremy Leach (NM) 22
  Bill Musgrave* (OR) 22
  Jeff George* (IL) 22
  Tommy Hodson (LAST) 22
  T.J. Rubley (TLS) 22
9. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 20
  Dan Speltz (CASTFU) 20
Passing Interceptions
1. Brad Tayles (WMI) 25
2. Jeremy Leach (NM) 20
3. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 19
  Joe Napoli (MIAOH) 19
  Scott Mitchell (UT) 19
  Howard Gasser (TXEP) 19
7. Ron Jiles (TXX) 18
  Mike Romo (SMETH) 18
9. Paul Oates (LBS) 17
  Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 17
  Scott Erney (RUT) 17
  Cary Conklin (WA) 17
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 175.6
2. Dave Brown (DUKE) 161.0
3. Dan Speltz (CASTFU) 156.1
4. Shawn Moore (VA) 156.1
5. Andre Ware (HOU) 152.5
6. Bill Scharr (SYR) 152.2
7. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 150.7
8. Bret Oberg (IAST) 143.7
9. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 143.5
10. Tommy Hodson (LAST) 143.4
Rush Attempts
1. Anthony Thompson (IN) 358
2. Blaise Bryant (IAST) 299
3. Mike Pringle (CASTFU) 296
4. Emmitt Smith (FL) 284
5. Derrick Douglas (LATECH) 281
6. Bob Christian (NWEST) 277
7. Donnie Riley (CMI) 269
  Ricky Ervins* (SCA) 269
9. Blake Ezor* (MIST) 267
10. Blair Thomas (PAST) 264
Rushing Yards
1. Anthony Thompson (IN) 1793
2. Mike Pringle (CASTFU) 1727
3. Emmitt Smith (FL) 1599
4. Blaise Bryant (IAST) 1516
5. James Gray (TXTECH) 1509
6. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 1443
7. Ricky Ervins* (SCA) 1395
8. Jerry Mays (GATECH) 1349
9. Blair Thomas (PAST) 1341
10. Aaron Craver* (FREST) 1313
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Chuck Weatherspoon (HOU) 9.6
2. Gerry Gdowski (NE) 7.9
3. Mike Gaddis (OK) 7.5
4. Darin Brightmon (NVLV) 7.5
5. Dee Dowis (AF) 7.5
6. J.J. Flannigan (CO) 7.2
7. Reggie Cobb (TN) 6.8
8. Ricky Watters (NDAME) 6.7
9. Tony Alford (COST) 6.6
10. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 6.5
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Anthony Thompson (IN) 24
2. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 19
  Blake Ezor* (MIST) 19
  Blaise Bryant (IAST) 19
  Stacey Robinson (NIL) 19
6. J.J. Flannigan (CO) 18
  Dee Dowis (AF) 18
  Jamal Farmer (HI) 18
  James Gray (TXTECH) 18
10. Darian Hagan (CO) 17
  Siran Stacy (AL) 17
Receptions
1. Manny Hazard (HOU) 142
2. Richard Buchanan (NWEST) 94
3. Terance Mathis (NM) 88
4. Eric Henley (RICE) 81
5. Monty Gilbreath (SDGST) 80
6. Dan Bitson (TLS) 73
  Dennis Smith (UT) 73
8. Michael Smith (KSST) 70
9. Rocky Palamara (CASTFU) 69
10. Brad Gaines (VAND) 67
Receiving Yards
1. Manny Hazard (HOU) 1689
2. Dan Bitson (TLS) 1425
3. Terance Mathis (NM) 1315
4. Clarkston Hines (DUKE) 1149
5. Richard Buchanan (NWEST) 1115
6. Dennis Smith (UT) 1091
7. Chris Smith (BYU) 1090
8. Ron Fair (AZST) 1082
9. Courtney Hawkins* (MIST) 1080
10. Rob Moore (SYR) 1064
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Randy Jackson (RUT) 28.5
2. Paul Smith (HOU) 26.7
3. Brian Williams (HOU) 24.3
4. Alexander Wright (AUB) 23.8
5. Henry Tuten (PITT) 23.8
6. Herman Moore (VA) 23.6
7. Chris Roscoe (HI) 22.2
8. Stephen Shipley (TXX) 21.3
9. Lynn James (AZST) 21.3
10. Dwight Pickens* (FREST) 21.0
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Manny Hazard (HOU) 22
2. Dennis Smith (UT) 18
3. Clarkston Hines (DUKE) 17
4. Dan Bitson (TLS) 16
5. Terance Mathis (NM) 13
6. Reggie Rembert* (WV) 11
  Ricky Proehl (WAKE) 11
8. Rocky Palamara (CASTFU) 10
  Herman Moore (VA) 10
  Reggie Barrett (TXEP) 10
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Anthony Thompson (IN) 393
2. Mike Pringle (CASTFU) 324
3. Blaise Bryant (IAST) 319
4. Ricky Ervins* (SCA) 308
5. Emmitt Smith (FL) 305
6. Bob Christian (NWEST) 303
7. Sheldon Canley (SJST) 300
8. Steve Broussard (WAST) 299
9. Derrick Douglas (LATECH) 294
10. Donnie Riley (CMI) 291
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Anthony Thompson (IN) 1994
2. Mike Pringle (CASTFU) 1976
3. Chuck Weatherspoon (HOU) 1881
4. Emmitt Smith (FL) 1806
5. Blaise Bryant (IAST) 1718
6. Manny Hazard (HOU) 1689
7. James Gray (TXTECH) 1661
8. Jerry Mays (GATECH) 1624
9. Ricky Ervins* (SCA) 1616
10. Steve Broussard (WAST) 1563
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Anthony Thompson (IN) 25
2. Manny Hazard (HOU) 22
3. James Gray (TXTECH) 20
4. Mike Pringle (CASTFU) 19
  Jamal Farmer (HI) 19
  Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 19
  Blaise Bryant (IAST) 19
  Blake Ezor* (MIST) 19
  Stacey Robinson (NIL) 19
10. Dee Dowis (AF) 18
  Siran Stacy (AL) 18
  J.J. Flannigan (CO) 18
  Dennis Smith (UT) 18
Total Plays
1. Andre Ware (HOU) 628
2. Jeremy Leach (NM) 590
3. Mike Romo (SMETH) 581
4. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 549
5. Deron Smith (TLN) 530
6. Scott Mitchell (UT) 508
7. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 504
8. Ty Detmer (BYU) 497
9. Troy Taylor (CA) 481
10. Phillip Barnhill (WAKE) 469
Total Yards
1. Andre Ware (HOU) 4661
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 4433
3. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 3423
4. Jeremy Leach (NM) 3363
5. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 3277
6. Scott Mitchell (UT) 3133
7. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 3004
8. Bill Musgrave* (OR) 3002
9. Major Harris* (WV) 2994
10. Phillip Barnhill (WAKE) 2820
Total Yards Per Play
1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 8.9
2. Peter Tom Willis (FLST) 8.0
3. Andre Ware (HOU) 7.4
4. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 6.8
5. Bill Musgrave* (OR) 6.7
6. Scott Mitchell (UT) 6.2
7. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 6.0
8. Jeremy Leach (NM) 5.7
Total Touchdowns
1. Andre Ware (HOU) 49
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 38
3. Scott Mitchell (UT) 33
4. Gerry Gdowski (NE) 32
5. Shawn Moore (VA) 27
6. Brian Mitchell (LALAF) 25
  Dee Dowis (AF) 25
8. Jeremy Leach (NM) 24
  Anthony Thompson (IN) 24
  Stacey Robinson (NIL) 24
  Tommy Hodson (LAST) 24