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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 Completion Percentage

1. Matt Rodgers* (Iowa) 65.4
2. Elvis Grbac* (Michigan) 65.0
3. Mark Barsotti* (Fresno State) 64.4
4. Andy Kelly (Tennessee) 63.2
5. Mike Neu (Ball State) 62.7
6. Jeff Garcia (San Jose State) 61.9
7. Len Williams (Northwestern) 61.8
8. Ty Detmer (Brigham Young) 61.8
9. Troy Kopp (Pacific) 61.2
10. Tommy Maddox* (UCLA) 60.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ty Detmer (Brigham Young) 10.4
2. Matt Blundin (Virginia) 10.2
3. Mark Barsotti* (Fresno State) 10.1
4. Jeff Garcia (San Jose State) 9.6
5. Tony Sacca (Penn State) 9.2
6. Elvis Grbac* (Michigan) 9.1
7. Jeff Blake (East Carolina) 8.9
8. Rick Mirer (Notre Dame) 8.7
9. Gino Torretta (Miami (FL)) 8.5
10. Troy Kopp (Pacific) 8.4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Ty Detmer (Brigham Young) 168.5
2. Mark Barsotti* (Fresno State) 167.7
3. Elvis Grbac* (Michigan) 161.7
4. Jeff Garcia (San Jose State) 160.1
5. Matt Blundin (Virginia) 159.6
6. Troy Kopp (Pacific) 151.8
7. Tony Sacca (Penn State) 149.8
8. Rick Mirer (Notre Dame) 149.2
9. Shane Matthews (Florida) 148.8
10. Keithen McCant (Nebraska) 146.4

Receiving Yards

1. Aaron Turner (Pacific) 1604
2. Marcus Grant (Houston) 1262
3. Carl Winston (New Mexico) 1177
4. Greg Primus (Colorado State) 1081
  Ryan Yarborough (Wyoming) 1081
6. Sean LaChapelle* (UCLA) 1056
7. Mario Bailey (Washington) 1037
8. Eric Drage (Brigham Young) 1018
9. Bryan Rowley (Utah) 1011
10. Chris Walsh* (Stanford) 995

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Ryan Benjamin (Pacific) 2194
2. Vaughn Dunbar* (Indiana) 2068
3. Trevor Cobb (Rice) 1828
4. Marshall Faulk (San Diego State) 1630
5. Aaron Turner (Pacific) 1604
6. Billy Smith (Central Michigan) 1519
7. Errict Rhett (Florida) 1470
8. Jason Davis (Louisiana Tech) 1461
9. Tony Sands (Kansas) 1449
10. Tommy Vardell* (Stanford) 1426

Total Yards

1. Ty Detmer (Brigham Young) 4001
2. Troy Kopp (Pacific) 3686
3. David Klingler (Houston) 3226
4. Jeff Blake (East Carolina) 3182
5. Gino Torretta (Miami (FL)) 3155
6. Shane Matthews (Florida) 3140
7. Jason Verduzco (Illinois) 2983
8. Dave Brown (Duke) 2851
9. Trent Green* (Indiana) 2829
10. Andy Kelly (Tennessee) 2819

Total Yards Per Play

1. Ty Detmer (Brigham Young) 8.4
2. Shane Matthews (Florida) 7.6
3. Gino Torretta (Miami (FL)) 7.5
4. Troy Kopp (Pacific) 7.4
5. Jeff Blake (East Carolina) 7.2
6. David Klingler (Houston) 5.5