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1991 Year Summary

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Desmond Howard (Michigan)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Don James (Washington)

AP Preseason #1: Florida State ▪ 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 Pacific-10 Conference 10 114 60 54 0 .526 4 3 1 0 .750 7.47 6.12 3 4 Washington
2 Southeastern Conference 10 115 69 46 0 .600 5 2 3 0 .400 5.74 2.70 4 4 Florida
3 Big East Conference 8 90 51 39 0 .567 2 2 0 0 1.000 5.42 3.03 2 2 Miami (FL)
4 Big Eight Conference 8 91 45 41 5 .522 3 1 2 0 .333 4.44 3.47 3 3 Colorado
Nebraska
5 Big Ten Conference 10 115 58 55 2 .513 5 1 3 1 .300 3.20 3.00 4 2 Michigan
6 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 93 50 40 3 .554 4 1 3 0 .250 2.18 0.72 2 2 Clemson
7 Southwest Conference 9 102 51 51 0 .500 3 0 3 0 .000 1.46 1.03 3 1 Texas A&M
8 Western Athletic Conference 9 109 51 52 6 .495 3 1 1 1 .500 -2.82 -2.06 1 2 Brigham Young
9 Independent 18 206 95 106 5 .473 5 5 0 0 1.000 -3.34 -1.93 3 5
10 Mid-American Conference 9 100 46 46 8 .500 1 1 0 0 1.000 -6.64 -5.92 0 0 Bowling Green State
11 Big West Conference 8 90 36 53 1 .406 1 0 1 0 .000 -11.79 -7.66 0 0 Fresno State
San Jose State

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Miami (FL) Big East 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Washington Pac-10 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 2 2 2
Penn State Ind 7 5 5 12 10 12 9 10 8 8 9 8 7 6 6 3
Florida State Ind 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 5 4
Alabama SEC 22 20 16   22 20 19 14 7 7 8 7 8 8 8 5
Michigan Big Ten 2 2 3 3 3 7 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 6
Florida SEC 5 6 6 5 14 13 10 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 3 7
California Pac-10       24 20 18 13 7 10 10 7 6 6 14 14 8
East Carolina Ind               23 20 17 16 14 13 12 12 9
Iowa Big Ten 18 15 14 10 9 9 17 15 11 11 10 9 9 7 7 10
Syracuse Big East 25 24 22 18 10 10 15 24 18 18 17 17 16 16 16 11
Texas A&M SWC 21 21 20 15   23 21 19 13 12 12 13 12 10 9 12
Notre Dame Ind 6 7 7 11 8 8 7 5 5 5 5 12 17 18 18 13
Tennessee SEC 11 11 11 6 5 4 4 8 15 14 13 10 10 9 10 14
Nebraska Big 8 15 14 13 9 16 15 14 9 9 9 11 11 11 11 11 15
Oklahoma Big 8 10 9 9 7 6 5 6 12 21 20 20 18 19 19 20 16
Georgia SEC       25     22 17 24 22 23   24 25 24 17
Clemson ACC 9 8 8 8 7 6 18 21 19 16 15 15 14 13 13 18
UCLA Pac-10 24 23 21     24       23 22   25 23 22 19
Colorado Big 8 13 12 12 19 17 25 25 22 16 15 14 16 15 15 15 20
Tulsa Ind                         23 22 23 21
Stanford Pac-10                       22 21 17 17 22
Brigham Young WAC 19 25                   23       23
North Carolina State ACC           19 16 11 12 19 18 24 22 21 21 24
Air Force WAC                               25
School Conf Pre 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Arizona State Pac-10         24     25                
Arkansas SWC                 25 24            
Auburn SEC 17 18 15 13 13 16 24                  
Baylor SWC     23 14 12 11 8 16 22 21 21 20        
Fresno State Big West                   25            
Georgia Tech ACC 8 17 17 17 19 21                    
Houston SWC 12 10 10 21                        
Illinois Big Ten         25 22 20 13 17     25        
Indiana Big Ten                     25          
Michigan State Big Ten 20 19 18                          
Mississippi SEC             23                  
Mississippi State SEC     25 23 21                      
North Carolina ACC         23                      
Ohio State Big Ten 23 22 19 16 15 14 11 18 14 13 19 19 18 24 25  
Pittsburgh Big East     24 20 18 17 12 20 23              
Southern California Pac-10 16 16   22                        
Texas SWC 14 13                            
Virginia ACC                     24 21 20 20 19  

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. David Klingler (HOU) 278
2. Troy Kopp (PAC) 275
3. Jason Verduzco (IL) 252
4. Ty Detmer (BYU) 249
5. Dave Brown (DUKE) 230
6. Andy Kelly (TN) 228
7. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 227
8. Shane Matthews (FL) 218
9. Tommy Maddox* (UCLA) 209
10. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 205

Pass Attempts

1. David Klingler (HOU) 497
2. Troy Kopp (PAC) 449
3. Dave Brown (DUKE) 437
4. Jason Verduzco (IL) 420
5. Ty Detmer (BYU) 403
6. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 398
7. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 371
8. Jeff Blake (ECAR) 368
9. Tom Corontzos (WY) 363
10. Shane Matthews (FL) 361
  Andy Kelly (TN) 361

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Matt Rodgers* (IA) 65.4
2. Elvis Grbac* (MI) 65.0
3. Mark Barsotti* (FREST) 64.4
4. Andy Kelly (TN) 63.2
5. Mike Neu (BALLST) 62.7
6. Jeff Garcia (SJST) 61.9
7. Len Williams (NWEST) 61.8
8. Ty Detmer (BYU) 61.8
9. Troy Kopp (PAC) 61.2
10. Tommy Maddox* (UCLA) 60.9

Passing Yards

1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 4031
2. Troy Kopp (PAC) 3767
3. David Klingler (HOU) 3388
4. Shane Matthews (FL) 3130
5. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 3095
6. Jeff Blake (ECAR) 3073
7. Jason Verduzco (IL) 3014
8. Tom Corontzos (WY) 2868
9. Alex Van Pelt (PITT) 2796
10. Dave Brown (DUKE) 2794

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 10.0
2. Bucky Richardson (TXAM) 9.6
3. Jeff Garcia (SJST) 9.5
4. Mark Barsotti* (FREST) 9.3
5. Rick Mirer (NDAME) 9.0
6. J.J. Joe (BAY) 9.0
7. Shane Matthews (FL) 8.7
8. Keithen McCant (NE) 8.7
9. Marvin Graves (SYR) 8.7
10. Tony Sacca (PAST) 8.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 10.4
2. Matt Blundin (VA) 10.2
3. Mark Barsotti* (FREST) 10.1
4. Jeff Garcia (SJST) 9.6
5. Tony Sacca (PAST) 9.2
6. Elvis Grbac* (MI) 9.1
7. Jeff Blake (ECAR) 8.9
8. Rick Mirer (NDAME) 8.7
9. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 8.5
10. Troy Kopp (PAC) 8.4

Passing Touchdowns

1. Troy Kopp (PAC) 37
2. Ty Detmer (BYU) 35
3. David Klingler (HOU) 29
4. Shane Matthews (FL) 28
  Jeff Blake (ECAR) 28
6. Elvis Grbac* (MI) 25
7. Casey Weldon (FLST) 22
  Billy Joe Hobert (WA) 22
9. Mike Pawlawski (CA) 21
  Tony Sacca (PAST) 21
  Glenn Foley (BC) 21

Passing Interceptions

1. Shawn Jones (GATECH) 18
  Shane Matthews (FL) 18
  Kenny Ford (OKST) 18
  Keith West (WAKE) 18
5. Glenn Foley (BC) 17
  David Klingler (HOU) 17
  Brad Tayles (WMI) 17
8. Will Furrer (VATECH) 16
  Troy Kopp (PAC) 16
  Erik Watts (LOU) 16
  Tommy Maddox* (UCLA) 16

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 168.5
2. Mark Barsotti* (FREST) 167.7
3. Elvis Grbac* (MI) 161.7
4. Jeff Garcia (SJST) 160.1
5. Matt Blundin (VA) 159.6
6. Troy Kopp (PAC) 151.8
7. Tony Sacca (PAST) 149.8
8. Rick Mirer (NDAME) 149.2
9. Shane Matthews (FL) 148.8
10. Keithen McCant (NE) 146.4

Rush Attempts

1. Billy Smith (CMI) 374
2. Vaughn Dunbar* (IN) 364
3. Trevor Cobb (RICE) 360
4. Corey Croom (BALLST) 291
5. Tony Sands (KS) 273
6. Tico Duckett (MIST) 272
7. LeRoy Smith (BGSU) 271
  Tim Curtis (OH) 271
9. Chris Hughley (TLS) 267
10. Tommy Vardell* (STAN) 247

Rushing Yards

1. Vaughn Dunbar* (IN) 1805
2. Trevor Cobb (RICE) 1692
3. Ryan Benjamin (PAC) 1581
4. Tony Sands (KS) 1442
5. Billy Smith (CMI) 1440
6. Marshall Faulk (SDGST) 1429
7. Jason Davis (LATECH) 1351
8. Chris Hughley (TLS) 1326
9. Derek Brown (NE) 1313
10. Mike Gaddis (OK) 1240

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Calvin Jones (NE) 8.3
2. Ronald Williams* (CLEM) 7.1
3. Marshall Faulk (SDGST) 7.1
4. Ron Rivers* (FREST) 7.0
5. Ryan Benjamin (PAC) 7.0
6. Antoine Banks (AF) 6.6
7. Tyrone Wheatley* (MI) 6.4
8. Kenny Roberts (MSST) 6.4
9. Garrison Hearst (GA) 6.3
10. Chuckie Dukes (BC) 6.3

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Tommy Vardell* (STAN) 22
2. Marshall Faulk (SDGST) 21
3. Michael Carter (HI) 16
  Jerome Bettis (NDAME) 16
5. Calvin Jones (NE) 14
  Mike Gaddis (OK) 14
  Trevor Cobb (RICE) 14
  Russell White (CA) 14
  Chip Hilleary (KS) 14
  Jason Davis (LATECH) 14
  Derek Brown (NE) 14

Receptions

1. Fred Gilbert (HOU) 106
2. Aaron Turner (PAC) 92
3. Marcus Grant (HOU) 78
4. Carl Winston (NM) 76
5. Sean LaChapelle* (UCLA) 73
6. Chris Walsh* (STAN) 71
7. Wil Ursin (TLN) 70
8. Greg Primus (COST) 67
9. Mark Szlachcic (BGSU) 65
10. Kelly Blackwell (TXX) 64
  Kameno Bell (IL) 64

Receiving Yards

1. Aaron Turner (PAC) 1604
2. Marcus Grant (HOU) 1262
3. Carl Winston (NM) 1177
4. Greg Primus (COST) 1081
  Ryan Yarborough (WY) 1081
6. Sean LaChapelle* (UCLA) 1056
7. Mario Bailey (WA) 1037
8. Eric Drage (BYU) 1018
9. Bryan Rowley (UT) 1011
10. Chris Walsh* (STAN) 995

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Melvin Bonner (BAY) 24.6
2. Walter Brooks Jr. (SJST) 23.4
3. Eric Drage (BYU) 22.1
4. Willie Harris (MSST) 22.0
5. Rodney Blackshear (TXTECH) 21.6
6. Chris Penn (TLS) 21.4
7. Harold Robinson (AKR) 21.1
8. Darnay Scott (SDGST) 20.8
9. Ryan Yarborough (WY) 20.4
10. John Brown III (HOU) 20.3

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Desmond Howard* (MI) 19
2. Aaron Turner (PAC) 18
3. Mario Bailey (WA) 17
4. Ryan Yarborough (WY) 13
5. Daryl Hobbs (PAC) 12
6. Sean Dawkins (CA) 11
  Bryan Rowley (UT) 11
  Sean LaChapelle* (UCLA) 11
9. Rod Moore (UTST) 10
  Marcus Grant (HOU) 10
  Clayton Driver (ECAR) 10
  Eric Drage (BYU) 10
  Willie Jackson (FL) 10

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Vaughn Dunbar* (IN) 393
2. Billy Smith (CMI) 390
3. Trevor Cobb (RICE) 374
4. Corey Croom (BALLST) 325
5. LeRoy Smith (BGSU) 291
6. Tico Duckett (MIST) 289
7. Tim Curtis (OH) 284
8. Ryan Benjamin (PAC) 277
9. Chris Hughley (TLS) 276
10. Tony Sands (KS) 274

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Ryan Benjamin (PAC) 2194
2. Vaughn Dunbar* (IN) 2068
3. Trevor Cobb (RICE) 1828
4. Marshall Faulk (SDGST) 1630
5. Aaron Turner (PAC) 1604
6. Billy Smith (CMI) 1519
7. Errict Rhett (FL) 1470
8. Jason Davis (LATECH) 1461
9. Tony Sands (KS) 1449
10. Tommy Vardell* (STAN) 1426

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Marshall Faulk (SDGST) 23
2. Tommy Vardell* (STAN) 22
3. Desmond Howard* (MI) 21
4. Jerome Bettis (NDAME) 20
5. Aaron Turner (PAC) 18
6. Mario Bailey (WA) 17
7. Russell White (CA) 16
  Michael Carter (HI) 16
  Ryan Benjamin (PAC) 16
10. Chip Hilleary (KS) 14
  Amp Lee (FLST) 14
  Calvin Jones (NE) 14
  Jason Davis (LATECH) 14
  Derek Brown (NE) 14
  Mike Gaddis (OK) 14
  Trevor Cobb (RICE) 14

Total Plays

1. David Klingler (HOU) 589
2. Dave Brown (DUKE) 527
3. Troy Kopp (PAC) 496
4. Ty Detmer (BYU) 478
5. Jason Verduzco (IL) 473
6. Drew Bledsoe (WAST) 462
7. Trent Green* (IN) 454
8. Shawn Jones (GATECH) 453
9. Tom Corontzos (WY) 449
10. Jeff Blake (ECAR) 445

Total Yards

1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 4001
2. Troy Kopp (PAC) 3686
3. David Klingler (HOU) 3226
4. Jeff Blake (ECAR) 3182
5. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 3155
6. Shane Matthews (FL) 3140
7. Jason Verduzco (IL) 2983
8. Dave Brown (DUKE) 2851
9. Trent Green* (IN) 2829
10. Andy Kelly (TN) 2819

Total Yards Per Play

1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 8.4
2. Shane Matthews (FL) 7.6
3. Gino Torretta (MIAFL) 7.5
4. Troy Kopp (PAC) 7.4
5. Jeff Blake (ECAR) 7.2
6. David Klingler (HOU) 5.5

Total Touchdowns

1. Ty Detmer (BYU) 39
2. Troy Kopp (PAC) 38
3. Jeff Blake (ECAR) 31
4. David Klingler (HOU) 30
5. Shane Matthews (FL) 29
6. Billy Joe Hobert (WA) 27
  Rick Mirer (NDAME) 27
8. Tony Sacca (PAST) 25
  Elvis Grbac* (MI) 25
  Dave Brown (DUKE) 25
  Trent Green* (IN) 25