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1990 Passing Stats

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National Champions: Colorado (AP, FWAA, NFF, USA-CNN), Georgia Tech (UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Ty Detmer (Brigham Young)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Bobby Ross (Georgia Tech)

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

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96 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Shawn Moore Virginia ACC 144 241 59.8 2262 9.4 9.6 21 8 160.7 94 306 3.3 8
2 Ty Detmer Brigham Young WAC 361 562 64.2 5188 9.2 8.4 41 28 155.9 73 -166 -2.3 4
3 Rick Mirer Notre Dame Ind 110 200 55.0 1824 9.1 8.6 8 6 138.8 98 198 2.0 6
4 Casey Weldon Florida State Ind 112 182 61.5 1600 8.8 9.1 12 4 152.7 29 21 0.7 0
5 Craig Erickson Miami (FL) Ind 225 393 57.3 3363 8.6 8.9 22 7 144.0 46 26 0.6 3
6 Garrett Gabriel Hawaii WAC 165 320 51.6 2752 8.6 7.9 25 16 139.6 92 120 1.3 3
7 Marvin Graves Syracuse Ind 115 200 57.5 1711 8.6 7.0 9 11 133.2 115 155 1.3 5
8 Dan McGwire San Diego State WAC 270 449 60.1 3833 8.5 9.0 27 7 148.6 35 -169 -4.8 1
9 Tommy Maddox UCLA Pac-10 182 327 55.7 2682 8.2 7.3 17 14 133.1 90 148 1.6 2
10 Browning Nagle Louisville Ind 146 263 55.5 2150 8.2 7.5 16 11 135.9 43 -50 -1.2 1
11 Shawn Jones Georgia Tech ACC 142 245 58.0 2008 8.2 7.1 13 12 134.5 91 277 3.0 6
12 Ralph Martini San Jose State Big West 204 362 56.4 2928 8.1 7.7 23 13 138.1 51 -5 -0.1 2
13 Bobby Fuller South Carolina Ind 171 294 58.2 2372 8.1 7.6 13 9 134.4 57 -162 -2.8 0
14 David Klingler Houston SWC 374 643 58.2 5140 8.0 8.3 54 20 146.8 61 81 1.3 1
15 Quinn Grovey Arkansas SWC 120 235 51.1 1886 8.0 7.6 18 10 135.2 104 326 3.1 5
16 Kent Kiefer Missouri Big 8 165 275 60.0 2183 7.9 6.3 11 15 129.0 33 -90 -2.7 0
17 Shane Matthews Florida SEC 229 378 60.6 2952 7.8 7.6 23 12 139.9 72 -27 -0.4 4
18 Carl Straw Kansas State Big 8 153 277 55.2 2156 7.8 6.7 7 10 121.7 72 45 0.6 6
19 Chris Pedersen Iowa State Big 8 114 206 55.3 1601 7.8 6.8 6 7 123.4 130 570 4.4 3
20 Troy Kopp Pacific Big West 244 428 57.0 3311 7.7 7.7 31 14 139.4 57 -35 -0.6 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Chip Hilleary Kansas Big 8 129 224 57.6 1730 7.7 6.1 7 11 123.0 101 342 3.4 3
22 Jason Palumbis Stanford Pac-10 234 341 68.6 2579 7.6 7.0 11 9 137.5 65 -136 -2.1 3
23 Peter Gardere Texas SWC 159 282 56.4 2131 7.6 7.2 11 7 127.8 82 15 0.2 4
24 Dan Enos* Michigan State Big Ten 137 220 62.3 1677 7.6 5.7 4 11 122.3 91 133 1.5 7
25 Billy Ray Duke ACC 100 164 61.0 1247 7.6 7.2 8 5 134.8 57 169 3.0 0
26 Bill Musgrave* Oregon Pac-10 202 348 58.0 2611 7.5 6.9 17 12 130.3 41 -85 -2.1 3
27 Todd Marinovich* Southern California Pac-10 196 322 60.9 2423 7.5 6.7 13 12 129.9 56 -192 -3.4 3
28 Greg Frey* Ohio State Big Ten 139 276 50.4 2062 7.5 6.0 16 16 120.7 37 -97 -2.6 2
29 Jeff Bender Central Michigan MAC 145 262 55.3 1978 7.5 7.3 15 8 131.5 69 0 0.0 3
30 Ron Lopez Utah State Big West 138 260 53.1 1961 7.5 6.2 14 14 123.4 42 -140 -3.3 3
31 Tony Sacca Penn State Ind 122 249 49.0 1866 7.5 6.7 10 9 118.0 51 137 2.7 1
32 Tom Corontzos* Wyoming WAC 211 399 52.9 2956 7.4 6.0 15 19 118.0 110 -64 -0.6 4
33 Andy Kelly Tennessee SEC 179 304 58.9 2241 7.4 6.2 14 14 126.8 38 18 0.5 0
34 Derek Stott Nevada-Las Vegas Big West 143 254 56.3 1877 7.4 6.7 7 7 122.0 116 233 2.0 2
35 Paul Justin Arizona State Pac-10 131 253 51.8 1876 7.4 6.4 10 10 119.2 30 -71 -2.4 2
36 Mark Barsotti Fresno State Big West 182 346 52.6 2534 7.3 6.3 9 12 115.8 61 248 4.1 5
37 Robert Hall Texas Tech SWC 110 217 50.7 1581 7.3 5.2 7 13 110.6 71 51 0.7 4
38 Drew Bledsoe Washington State Pac-10 92 189 48.7 1386 7.3 7.3 9 4 121.8 49 -67 -1.4 4
39 Todd Studer Long Beach State Big West 175 366 47.8 2618 7.2 7.0 19 10 119.6 63 13 0.2 1
40 Jason Verduzco* Illinois Big Ten 226 355 63.7 2567 7.2 6.6 16 12 132.5 41 -183 -4.5 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Matt Rodgers* Iowa Big Ten 187 310 60.3 2228 7.2 6.7 15 10 130.2 91 64 0.7 9
42 Gene Johnson Louisiana Tech Ind 165 297 55.6 2129 7.2 6.7 13 9 124.2 46 73 1.6 0
43 Will Furrer Virginia Tech Ind 173 296 58.4 2122 7.2 6.8 19 11 132.4 33 -76 -2.3 1
44 Elvis Grbac* Michigan Big Ten 155 266 58.3 1911 7.2 7.1 21 10 137.2 22 17 0.8 0
45 Kevin Meger Toledo MAC 139 257 54.1 1861 7.2 5.8 6 11 114.1 106 326 3.1 6
46 Tom Tarver Rutgers Ind 107 188 56.9 1348 7.2 5.9 8 9 121.6 56 -54 -1.0 2
47 Keith Benton Memphis Ind 76 176 43.2 1265 7.2 5.2 7 11 104.2 148 612 4.1 5
48 Brad Gossen Washington State Pac-10 96 160 60.0 1128 7.1 7.0 6 3 127.8 36 -38 -1.1 1
49 Anthony Thornton Ohio MAC 135 228 59.2 1586 7.0 5.7 6 9 118.4 85 153 1.8 2
50 Leon Clay Texas Christian SWC 119 223 53.4 1565 7.0 7.0 16 7 129.7 71 203 2.9 5
51 Marquel Fleetwood Minnesota Big Ten 95 171 55.6 1199 7.0 5.9 6 7 117.8 92 268 2.9 5
52 Brad Johnson Florida State Ind 109 163 66.9 1136 7.0 6.6 8 5 135.5 21 6 0.3 2
53 Alex Van Pelt Pittsburgh Ind 201 351 57.3 2427 6.9 5.5 14 17 118.8 24 11 0.5 2
54 Brad Tayles Western Michigan MAC 171 345 49.6 2397 6.9 6.4 16 11 116.9 86 208 2.4 0
55 Mike Pawlawski California Pac-10 179 299 59.9 2069 6.9 6.1 17 13 128.1 54 -68 -1.3 3
56 Mike Richmond Utah WAC 156 287 54.4 1976 6.9 4.9 8 16 110.2 44 -167 -3.8 0
57 Jeff Blake East Carolina Ind 116 219 53.0 1510 6.9 6.0 13 10 121.3 118 414 3.5 4
58 Paul Schulte Cal State Fullerton Big West 173 342 50.6 2316 6.8 5.5 14 16 111.6 69 -157 -2.3 0
59 Donald Hollas Rice SWC 151 265 57.0 1808 6.8 4.4 8 18 110.7 122 195 1.6 11
60 Mark Brunell Washington Pac-10 118 253 46.6 1732 6.8 6.5 14 8 116.1 105 444 4.2 10
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Terry Jordan North Carolina State ACC 101 179 56.4 1221 6.8 6.2 6 5 119.2 64 -5 -0.1 2
62 Stan White* Auburn SEC 180 338 53.3 2242 6.6 5.6 14 14 114.4 38 -109 -2.9 0
63 Matt Baker Temple Ind 134 222 60.4 1462 6.6 5.4 7 9 118.0 50 107 2.1 1
64 Tony Shell Mississippi State SEC 151 293 51.5 1909 6.5 5.8 10 9 111.4 40 -66 -1.7 0
65 Len Williams Northwestern Big Ten 150 262 57.3 1700 6.5 5.9 12 9 120.0 111 140 1.3 1
66 Jeremy Leach New Mexico WAC 180 380 47.4 2428 6.4 5.1 12 16 103.0 56 -204 -3.6 1
67 Eric Hunter Purdue Big Ten 200 366 54.6 2355 6.4 5.4 12 14 111.9 97 0 0.0 7
68 Roy Johnson Arkansas State Ind 101 245 41.2 1561 6.4 4.5 9 14 95.4 143 380 2.7 3
69 James Freeman Louisiana-Lafayette Ind 99 209 47.4 1332 6.4 5.1 5 8 101.1 162 296 1.8 3
70 Deron Smith Tulane Ind 193 361 53.5 2282 6.3 5.5 19 15 115.6 65 14 0.2 2
71 Glenn Foley Boston College Ind 182 349 52.1 2189 6.3 4.2 11 21 103.2 51 -66 -1.3 0
72 Tony Lowery Wisconsin Big Ten 159 280 56.8 1757 6.3 4.5 5 13 106.1 76 -2 0.0 0
73 Scott Zolak Maryland ACC 225 418 53.8 2589 6.2 4.6 10 19 104.7 64 -197 -3.1 1
74 David Chisum New Mexico State Big West 187 374 50.0 2277 6.1 5.0 13 15 104.6 96 -255 -2.7 0
75 Joe Dalpra Kent State MAC 125 252 49.6 1533 6.1 4.9 10 11 105.1 131 403 3.1 5
76 Paul Anderson Cincinnati Ind 123 238 51.7 1453 6.1 4.1 8 14 102.3 107 103 1.0 2
77 Todd Burnett North Carolina ACC 112 219 51.1 1339 6.1 5.2 4 6 103.0 44 -114 -2.6 0
78 DeChane Cameron* Clemson ACC 98 194 50.5 1185 6.1 5.7 7 5 108.6 125 361 2.9 4
79 Jeff Sweitzer Akron Ind 87 186 46.8 1133 6.1 4.4 7 10 99.6 69 322 4.7 3
80 Greg Jones West Virginia Ind 121 247 49.0 1481 6.0 4.9 7 9 101.4 50 70 1.4 2
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Alton Grizzard Navy Ind 121 240 50.4 1438 6.0 4.4 12 14 105.6 123 396 3.2 4
82 Jim Clement Miami (OH) MAC 84 196 42.9 1184 6.0 3.5 7 14 91.1 126 326 2.6 3
83 Mike Romo Southern Methodist SWC 250 412 60.7 2434 5.9 5.4 19 13 119.2 78 -206 -2.6 0
84 Matt Vogler Texas Christian SWC 136 281 48.4 1646 5.9 4.3 7 13 96.6 47 -32 -0.7 1
85 Shane Jackson Eastern Michigan MAC 113 245 46.1 1454 5.9 3.9 7 14 94.0 40 -45 -1.1 1
86 Dave Brown Duke ACC 129 245 52.7 1444 5.9 4.3 8 12 103.1 40 21 0.5 1
87 Mike Perez Texas-El Paso WAC 100 211 47.4 1220 5.8 4.3 5 9 95.3 84 -15 -0.2 0
88 Brett Favre Southern Mississippi Ind 150 275 54.5 1572 5.7 5.2 7 6 106.6 42 -218 -5.2 0
89 Freddie Maggard Kentucky SEC 109 188 58.0 1051 5.6 4.6 6 7 108.0 36 -23 -0.6 0
90 Mike Neu Ball State MAC 91 180 50.6 1004 5.6 4.4 10 9 105.7 36 -154 -4.3 0
91 Erik White Bowling Green State MAC 127 262 48.5 1386 5.3 3.6 5 12 90.0 19 -28 -1.5 1
92 Gary Hollingsworth Alabama SEC 140 282 49.6 1463 5.2 3.4 4 13 88.7 42 -29 -0.7 0
93 Phillip Barnhill Wake Forest ACC 125 276 45.3 1443 5.2 3.7 6 12 87.7 75 121 1.6 2
94 Brad Smith Kentucky SEC 80 156 51.3 796 5.1 3.7 5 7 95.7 55 38 0.7 2
95 Gus Frerotte Tulsa Ind 97 216 44.9 1066 4.9 3.3 5 10 84.7 22 -58 -2.6 0
96 Matt Booher Oregon State Pac-10 100 183 54.6 892 4.9 3.0 3 9 91.2 79 -38 -0.5 0