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1990 Year Summary

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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

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 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 93 55 35 3 .608 5 3 1 1 .700 7.61 3.79 2 3 Georgia Tech
2 Big Eight Conference 8 91 48 40 3 .544 2 1 1 0 .500 6.26 4.50 3 3 Colorado
3 Big Ten Conference 10 116 57 56 3 .504 6 2 4 0 .333 5.47 4.89 4 4 Illinois
Iowa
Michigan
Michigan State
4 Pacific-10 Conference 10 116 58 56 2 .509 5 2 3 0 .400 5.33 5.70 3 2 Washington
5 Southwest Conference 9 102 53 47 2 .529 2 1 1 0 .500 3.06 2.21 3 3 Texas
6 Southeastern Conference 10 115 61 51 3 .543 4 2 2 0 .500 1.89 1.25 3 4 Tennessee
7 Independent 26 295 149 138 8 .519 8 4 3 1 .563 0.23 -0.51 6 5
8 Western Athletic Conference 9 108 57 51 0 .528 4 2 2 0 .500 -0.87 -1.18 1 1 Brigham Young
9 Big West Conference 8 90 38 49 3 .439 1 1 0 0 1.000 -10.56 -7.77 0 0 San Jose State
10 Mid-American Conference 9 99 44 50 5 .470 1 0 1 0 .000 -13.61 -11.97 0 0 Central Michigan
Toledo

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/4 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 Final
Colorado Big 8 5 6 9 20 20 12 14 14 10 9 4 2 1 1 1 1
Georgia Tech ACC           23 18 11 16 16 7 4 3 2 2 2
Miami (FL) Ind 1 1 10 9 10 9 3 2 8 8 5 3 2 3 4 3
Florida State Ind 4 3 3 2 2 2 10 7 12 12 12 9 8 8 6 4
Washington Pac-10 20 20 22 21 12 17 17 13 7 7 2 10 9 9 8 5
Notre Dame Ind 2 2 1 1 1 1 8 6 3 2 1 1 7 7 5 6
Michigan Big Ten 6 5 4 7 6 3 1 10 20 20 19 16 15 13 12 7
Tennessee SEC 8 8 7 6 5 6 5 3 11 11 9 14 14 12 10 8
Clemson ACC 10 9 16 17 19 16 15 22 19 18 18 17 16 14 14 9
Houston SWC 24 24 18 14 13 13 12 9 6 6 3 12 12 11 9 10
Penn State Ind 21 21               24 21 18 11 10 7 11
Texas SWC     23 22       19 13 14 14 7 6 5 3 12
Florida SEC     24 19 17 10 9 17 14 15 10 6 5 6 11 13
Louisville Ind                   25 22 20 20 17 18 14
Texas A&M SWC 13 12 12 12 11 19 20 25               15
Michigan State Big Ten 23 22 19 24 22 18   24     24 23 24 23 22 16
Oklahoma Big 8 22 23 14 11 9 7 4 16 22         22 20 17
Iowa Big Ten             25 22 15 13 6 13 13 18 17 18
Auburn SEC 3 3 2 3 3 5 6 5 2 4 15 24 23 20   19
Southern California Pac-10 9 7 6 5 18 15 16 15 21 21 23 19 18 21 21 20
Mississippi SEC             24 18 17 17 16 15 21 15 15 21
Brigham Young WAC 16 16 5 4 4 11 13 12 9 10 8 5 4 4 13 22
Virginia ACC 15 14 11 10 7 4 2 1 1 1 11 8 17     23
Nebraska Big 8 7 10 8 8 8 8 7 4 4 3 13 11 10 19 19 24
Illinois Big Ten 11 11 21 15 14 13 11 8 5 5 17 22 22 16 16 25
School Conf Pre 9/4 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 Final
Alabama SEC 12 13                         25  
Arizona Pac-10     20 18 16 25 21   23 23            
Arizona State Pac-10     25 23 21                      
Arkansas SWC 14 15 15 13 23 21                    
Fresno State Big West         24 24                    
Indiana Big Ten             22 20                
Ohio State Big Ten 17 18 17 16 15 20           21 19 25 24  
Oregon Pac-10           22 19   25 22 20          
Pittsburgh Ind 18 17 13 25                        
South Carolina Ind         25                      
Southern Mississippi Ind                       25 25 24 23  
Texas Christian SWC                 24              
UCLA Pac-10 19 19                            
West Virginia Ind 25 25                            
Wyoming WAC             23 21 18 19 25          

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. David Klingler (HOU) 374
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 361
3. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 270
4. Mike Romo (SMETH) 250
5. Troy Kopp (PAC) 244
6. Jason Palumbis (STAN) 234
7. Shane Matthews (FL) 229
8. Jason Verduzco* (IL) 226
9. Scott Zolak (MD) 225
  Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 225
Pass Attempts
1. David Klingler (HOU) 643
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 562
3. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 449
4. Troy Kopp (PAC) 428
5. Scott Zolak (MD) 418
6. Mike Romo (SMETH) 412
7. Tom Corontzos* (WY) 399
8. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 393
9. Jeremy Leach (NM) 380
10. Shane Matthews (FL) 378
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Jason Palumbis (STAN) 68.6
2. Brad Johnson (FLST) 66.9
3. Ty Detmer (BYU) 64.2
4. Jason Verduzco* (IL) 63.7
5. Dan Enos* (MIST) 62.3
6. Casey Weldon (FLST) 61.5
7. Billy Ray (DUKE) 61.0
8. Todd Marinovich* (SCA) 60.9
9. Mike Romo (SMETH) 60.7
10. Shane Matthews (FL) 60.6
Passing Yards
1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 5188
2. David Klingler (HOU) 5140
3. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 3833
4. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 3363
5. Troy Kopp (PAC) 3311
6. Tom Corontzos* (WY) 2956
7. Shane Matthews (FL) 2952
8. Ralph Martini (SJST) 2928
9. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 2752
10. Tommy Maddox (UCLA) 2682
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Shawn Moore (VA) 9.4
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 9.2
3. Rick Mirer (NDAME) 9.1
4. Casey Weldon (FLST) 8.8
5. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 8.6
6. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 8.6
7. Marvin Graves (SYR) 8.6
8. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 8.5
9. Tommy Maddox (UCLA) 8.2
10. Shawn Jones (GATECH) 8.2
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Shawn Moore (VA) 9.6
2. Casey Weldon (FLST) 9.1
3. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 9.0
4. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 8.9
5. Rick Mirer (NDAME) 8.6
6. Ty Detmer (BYU) 8.4
7. David Klingler (HOU) 8.3
8. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 7.9
9. Ralph Martini (SJST) 7.7
10. Troy Kopp (PAC) 7.7
Passing Touchdowns
1. David Klingler (HOU) 54
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 41
3. Troy Kopp (PAC) 31
4. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 27
5. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 25
6. Ralph Martini (SJST) 23
  Shane Matthews (FL) 23
8. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 22
9. Elvis Grbac* (MI) 21
  Shawn Moore (VA) 21
Passing Interceptions
1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 28
2. Glenn Foley (BC) 21
3. David Klingler (HOU) 20
4. Scott Zolak (MD) 19
  Tom Corontzos* (WY) 19
6. Donald Hollas (RICE) 18
7. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 17
8. Jeremy Leach (NM) 16
  Paul Schulte (CASTFU) 16
  Garrett Gabriel (HI) 16
  Greg Frey* (OHST) 16
  Mike Richmond (UT) 16
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Shawn Moore (VA) 160.7
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 155.9
3. Casey Weldon (FLST) 152.7
4. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 148.6
5. David Klingler (HOU) 146.8
6. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 144.0
7. Shane Matthews (FL) 139.9
8. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 139.6
9. Troy Kopp (PAC) 139.4
10. Rick Mirer (NDAME) 138.8
Rush Attempts
1. Sheldon Canley (SJST) 296
2. Darren Lewis (TXAM) 291
3. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 288
4. Trevor Cobb (RICE) 283
5. Gerald Hudson (OKST) 279
6. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 274
7. Roger Grant (UTST) 266
8. Tico Duckett* (MIST) 257
9. Vaughn Dunbar* (IN) 250
10. Billy Smith (CMI) 244
Rushing Yards
1. Darren Lewis (TXAM) 1691
2. Gerald Hudson (OKST) 1642
3. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 1628
4. Tico Duckett* (MIST) 1394
5. Roger Grant (UTST) 1370
6. Jon Vaughn* (MI) 1364
7. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 1338
8. Trevor Cobb (RICE) 1325
9. Greg Lewis (WA) 1279
10. Tony Thompson (TN) 1261
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Nikki Fisher (VA) 7.0
2. Chuck Weatherspoon (HOU) 6.9
3. Bucky Richardson (TXAM) 6.9
4. Adam Dach (NIL) 6.8
5. Peter Tuipulotu (BYU) 6.5
6. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 6.4
7. Robert Smith* (OHST) 6.4
8. Jon Vaughn* (MI) 6.3
9. Leodis Flowers (NE) 6.3
10. Scott Baldwin (NE) 6.3
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 19
2. Darren Lewis (TXAM) 18
3. Aaron Craver (FREST) 17
  Eric Bieniemy (CO) 17
  Todd Yert* (COST) 17
6. Amp Lee (FLST) 16
  Tony Thompson (TN) 16
8. Howard Griffith* (IL) 15
9. Tommy Vardell (STAN) 14
  Hyland Hickson* (MIST) 14
Receptions
1. Eric Morgan (NM) 80
2. Andy Boyce (BYU) 79
3. Manny Hazard (HOU) 78
  Bobby Slaughter (LATECH) 78
5. Patrick Rowe (SDGST) 71
6. Keenan McCardell (NVLV) 68
  Dennis Arey (SDGST) 68
  Chris Smith (BYU) 68
9. Tracy Good (HOU) 67
10. Aaron Turner (PAC) 66
  Gary Wellman* (SCA) 66
Receiving Yards
1. Patrick Rowe (SDGST) 1392
2. Aaron Turner (PAC) 1264
3. Andy Boyce (BYU) 1241
4. Herman Moore (VA) 1190
5. Chris Smith (BYU) 1156
6. Dennis Arey (SDGST) 1118
7. Keenan McCardell (NVLV) 1046
8. Eric Morgan (NM) 1043
9. Desmond Howard* (MI) 1025
10. Shawn Wiggins* (WY) 1018
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Bryan Rowley (UT) 27.2
2. Mike Pritchard (CO) 26.2
3. Rodney Blackshear (TXTECH) 22.1
4. Herman Moore (VA) 22.0
5. Raghib Ismail (NDAME) 21.8
6. Eddie Miller (SC) 21.8
7. Rob Turner* (IN) 21.7
8. James Jett (WV) 21.0
9. Derek Russell (AR) 20.9
10. Ken Ealy (CMI) 20.8
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Tracey Jenkins (UTST) 14
  Daryl Hobbs (PAC) 14
3. Andy Boyce (BYU) 13
  Herman Moore (VA) 13
5. Desmond Howard* (MI) 11
  Aaron Turner (PAC) 11
7. Patrick Cooper (HOU) 10
  Allan Boyko (WMI) 10
  Ernie Mills (FL) 10
  Dennis Arey (SDGST) 10
  Anthony Cummings (LOU) 10
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Sheldon Canley (SJST) 327
2. Trevor Cobb (RICE) 319
3. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 301
4. Darren Lewis (TXAM) 297
5. Gerald Hudson (OKST) 288
6. Bob Christian (NWEST) 276
7. Mike Mayweather (ARMY) 274
8. Roger Grant (UTST) 271
9. Bernie Parmalee (BALLST) 270
10. Tico Duckett* (MIST) 266
  Vaughn Dunbar* (IN) 266
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 1787
2. Darren Lewis (TXAM) 1739
3. Gerald Hudson (OKST) 1667
4. Chuck Weatherspoon (HOU) 1657
5. Trevor Cobb (RICE) 1637
6. Sheldon Canley (SJST) 1634
7. Greg Lewis (WA) 1624
8. Jon Vaughn* (MI) 1487
9. Tico Duckett* (MIST) 1456
10. Roger Grant (UTST) 1395
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Darren Lewis (TXAM) 19
  Stacey Robinson (NIL) 19
3. Aaron Craver (FREST) 18
  Amp Lee (FLST) 18
5. Eric Bieniemy (CO) 17
  Todd Yert* (COST) 17
7. Tony Thompson (TN) 16
8. Howard Griffith* (IL) 15
  Hyland Hickson* (MIST) 15
10. Nick Bell* (IA) 14
  Sheldon Canley (SJST) 14
  Daryl Hobbs (PAC) 14
  Tommy Vardell (STAN) 14
  Tracey Jenkins (UTST) 14
Total Plays
1. David Klingler (HOU) 704
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 635
3. Tom Corontzos* (WY) 509
4. Mike Romo (SMETH) 490
5. Troy Kopp (PAC) 485
6. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 484
7. Scott Zolak (MD) 482
8. David Chisum (NMST) 470
9. Eric Hunter (PUR) 463
10. Shane Matthews (FL) 450
Total Yards
1. David Klingler (HOU) 5221
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 5022
3. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 3664
4. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 3389
5. Troy Kopp (PAC) 3276
6. Shane Matthews (FL) 2925
7. Ralph Martini (SJST) 2923
8. Tom Corontzos* (WY) 2892
9. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 2872
10. Tommy Maddox (UCLA) 2830
Total Yards Per Play
1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 7.9
2. Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 7.7
3. Dan McGwire (SDGST) 7.6
4. David Klingler (HOU) 7.4
5. Troy Kopp (PAC) 6.8
Total Touchdowns
1. David Klingler (HOU) 55
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 45
3. Troy Kopp (PAC) 32
4. Shawn Moore (VA) 29
5. Garrett Gabriel (HI) 28
  Dan McGwire (SDGST) 28
7. Stacey Robinson (NIL) 27
  Shane Matthews (FL) 27
9. Ralph Martini (SJST) 25
  Craig Erickson (MIAFL) 25