1997 Leaders

Pass Completions
1. Tim CouchKentucky 363
2. Tim RattayLouisiana Tech 293
3. Peyton ManningTennessee 287
4. Chad Pennington* • Marshall 276
5. Chris RedmanLouisville 261
6. Dan GonzalezEast Carolina 253
7. Charlie BatchEastern Michigan 247
8. Daunte CulpepperCentral Florida 238
9. Thad BusbyFlorida State 235
10. Chris WallaceToledo 232
11. Stewart PatridgeMississippi 228
12. Ryan Leaf* • Washington State 227
13. John DuttonNevada 225
14. Billy Dicken* • Purdue 224
15. Justin VedderCalifornia 221
16. Brian BrennanIdaho 218
17. Dameyune CraigAuburn 216
18. Mike BoboGeorgia 199
Jon DentonNevada-Las Vegas 199
Shaun KingTulane 199
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Tim CouchKentucky 66.4
2. Mike BoboGeorgia 65.0
3. Stewart PatridgeMississippi 64.8
4. Joe HamiltonGeorgia Tech 64.6
5. Brian GrieseMichigan 63.2
6. Oscar DavenportNorth Carolina 62.8
7. Daunte CulpepperCentral Florida 62.5
8. Nealon Greene* • Clemson 62.1
9. Matt HasselbeckBoston College 61.6
10. Joe Germaine* • Ohio State 61.4
11. Tim RattayLouisiana Tech 61.4
12. John DuttonNevada 61.3
13. Moses MorenoColorado State 61.1
14. Ron PowlusNotre Dame 61.1
15. Brian KuklickWake Forest 60.9
16. Herb TylerLouisiana State 60.8
17. Aaron BrooksVirginia 60.7
18. Cade McNown* • UCLA 60.6
19. Brian CummingsMaryland 60.4
20. Thad BusbyFlorida State 60.3
Passing Yards
1. Ryan Leaf* • Washington State 3968
2. Tim CouchKentucky 3884
3. Tim RattayLouisiana Tech 3881
4. Peyton ManningTennessee 3819
5. Chad Pennington* • Marshall 3817
6. John DuttonNevada 3526
7. Thad BusbyFlorida State 3317
8. Charlie BatchEastern Michigan 3280
9. Dameyune CraigAuburn 3277
10. Billy Dicken* • Purdue 3136
11. Cade McNown* • UCLA 3116
12. Daunte CulpepperCentral Florida 3086
13. Chris RedmanLouisville 3079
14. Chris WallaceToledo 2955
15. Matt SaukUtah State 2896
16. Mike BoboGeorgia 2751
17. Justin VedderCalifornia 2718
18. Brian BrennanIdaho 2708
19. Jose DavisKent State 2707
20. Stewart PatridgeMississippi 2667
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Cade McNown* • UCLA 10.0
2. Ryan Leaf* • Washington State 9.7
3. John DuttonNevada 9.6
4. Donovan McNabbSyracuse 9.4
5. Mike BoboGeorgia 9.0
6. Joe Germaine* • Ohio State 8.8
7. Moses MorenoColorado State 8.8
8. Brock HuardWashington 8.8
9. Jason Maas* • Oregon 8.7
10. Corby JonesMissouri 8.7
11. Mike McQuearyPenn State 8.7
12. Joe HamiltonGeorgia Tech 8.6
13. Thad BusbyFlorida State 8.5
14. Kevin FeterikBrigham Young 8.5
15. Aaron BrooksVirginia 8.5
16. Michael BishopKansas State 8.4
17. Graham LeighNew Mexico 8.4
18. Tim RattayLouisiana Tech 8.1
19. Dameyune CraigAuburn 8.1
20. Daunte CulpepperCentral Florida 8.1
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Cade McNown* • UCLA 10.7
2. Ryan Leaf* • Washington State 10.1
3. John DuttonNevada 10.0
4. Donovan McNabbSyracuse 9.9
5. Mike BoboGeorgia 9.1
6. Graham LeighNew Mexico 8.8
7. Brock HuardWashington 8.8
8. Aaron BrooksVirginia 8.8
9. Moses MorenoColorado State 8.8
10. Jason Maas* • Oregon 8.7
11. Chad Pennington* • Marshall 8.7
12. Thad BusbyFlorida State 8.6
13. Tim RattayLouisiana Tech 8.6
14. Pete GonzalezPittsburgh 8.5
15. Corby JonesMissouri 8.5
16. Peyton ManningTennessee 8.5
17. Kevin FeterikBrigham Young 8.5
18. Mike McQuearyPenn State 8.4
19. Joe Germaine* • Ohio State 8.4
20. Joe HamiltonGeorgia Tech 8.4
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Cade McNown* • UCLA 166.0
2. Ryan Leaf* • Washington State 158.7
3. John DuttonNevada 156.7
4. Brock HuardWashington 156.4
5. Mike BoboGeorgia 155.8
6. Donovan McNabbSyracuse 154.0
7. Graham LeighNew Mexico 153.6
8. Moses MorenoColorado State 153.5
9. Jason Maas* • Oregon 152.1
10. Joe Germaine* • Ohio State 151.9
11. Aaron BrooksVirginia 151.0
12. Chad Pennington* • Marshall 150.4
13. Tim RattayLouisiana Tech 149.1
14. Thad BusbyFlorida State 147.7
15. Peyton ManningTennessee 147.7
16. Daunte CulpepperCentral Florida 146.9
17. Pete GonzalezPittsburgh 146.7
18. Joe HamiltonGeorgia Tech 146.6
19. Mike McQuearyPenn State 145.0
20. Kevin FeterikBrigham Young 144.1
Rushing Yards
1. Ricky WilliamsTexas 1893
2. Ahman GreenNebraska 1877
3. Tavian BanksIowa 1639
4. Amos Zereoue* • West Virginia 1589
5. Travis PrenticeMiami (OH) 1549
6. Ron Dayne* • Wisconsin 1457
7. Chris McCoyNavy 1370
8. Jamal LewisTennessee 1364
9. Curtis EnisPenn State 1363
10. Saladin McCullough* • Oregon 1343
11. Fred TaylorFlorida 1292
12. Skip Hicks* • UCLA 1282
13. Dwayne HarrisToledo 1278
14. Sedrick Irvin* • Michigan State 1270
15. Autry DensonNotre Dame 1268
16. Robert HolcombeIllinois 1253
17. Michael Black* • Washington State 1181
18. Kevin FaulkLouisiana State 1144
19. De'Mond ParkerOklahoma 1143
20. Tremayne StephensNorth Carolina State 1142
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Kevin McDougalColorado State 7.4
2. James JacksonMiami (FL) 7.3
3. Dante HallTexas A&M 7.3
4. Kendall Matthews* • Purdue 7.1
5. Riz BuckmanOhio 6.9
6. Ricky WilliamsTexas 6.8
7. Bobby Ray TellLouisiana Tech 6.8
8. Ahman GreenNebraska 6.8
9. Darrell BushBaylor 6.7
10. Tavian BanksIowa 6.7
11. Greg LomaxAkron 6.6
12. Anthony BookmanStanford 6.6
13. Joel MakovickaNebraska 6.5
14. Mike CloudBoston College 6.5
15. Jamaican DartezTulane 6.5
16. Michael PerryRice 6.4
17. Scott FrostNebraska 6.2
18. Rashaan SheheeWashington 6.2
19. Damon WashingtonColorado State 6.2
20. J.R. RedmondArizona State 6.1
Receiving Yards
1. Randy Moss* • Marshall 1820
2. Troy EdwardsLouisiana Tech 1707
3. Eugene BakerKent State 1549
4. Jerome PathonWashington 1245
5. Pascal VolzNew Mexico 1229
6. Brian Alford* • Purdue 1228
7. Troy WaltersStanford 1206
8. Geoff NoisyNevada 1184
9. Marcus NashTennessee 1170
10. Trevor InsleyNevada 1151
11. Siaha BurleyCentral Florida 1106
12. Torry HoltNorth Carolina State 1099
13. Bobby ShawCalifornia 1093
14. Nakia JenkinsUtah State 1086
15. Damon SavageTulsa 1084
16. Pat Johnson* • Oregon 1072
17. E.G. GreenFlorida State 1059
18. Jacquez GreenFlorida 1024
19. Sherrod Gideon* • Southern Mississippi 1008
20. Chris Jackson* • Washington State 1005
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Corey AlstonWestern Michigan 23.8
2. Damon GibsonIowa 22.4
3. Kevin DrakeAlabama-Birmingham 21.7
4. Jim McElroy* • UCLA 21.0
5. Joe JureviciusPenn State 20.9
6. Kevin WalkerTemple 20.2
7. Tony Simmons* • Wisconsin 19.8
8. E.G. GreenFlorida State 19.6
9. Derrick SteagallGeorgia Tech 19.5
10. Trevor InsleyNevada 19.5
11. Brian Alford* • Purdue 19.5
12. Pat Johnson* • Oregon 19.5
13. Quinton SpotwoodSyracuse 19.4
14. Kevin JohnsonSyracuse 19.1
15. Terry MurphyPittsburgh 19.0
16. Randy Moss* • Marshall 19.0
17. Tyrone GoodsonAuburn 18.9
18. Lennie JohnsonArkansas State 18.7
19. Troy KerseyTemple 18.7
20. Sherrod Gideon* • Southern Mississippi 18.7
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Robert HolcombeIllinois 329
2. Travis PrenticeMiami (OH) 319
3. Ricky WilliamsTexas 299
4. Amos Zereoue* • West Virginia 297
5. Autry DensonNotre Dame 294
6. Ahman GreenNebraska 292
7. Sedrick Irvin* • Michigan State 286
8. Saladin McCullough* • Oregon 285
9. Skip Hicks* • UCLA 280
10. Jonathan LintonNorth Carolina 277
11. Ron Dayne* • Wisconsin 273
12. Harold Shaw* • Southern Mississippi 271
13. Michael PittmanFresno State 270
Dwayne HarrisToledo 270
15. Tavian BanksIowa 264
16. Chris LemonNevada 260
17. Michael Black* • Washington State 257
18. Adrian AutryNorthwestern 255
Jamal LewisTennessee 255
20. Curtis EnisPenn State 253
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Ricky WilliamsTexas 2043
2. Ahman GreenNebraska 1982
3. Troy EdwardsLouisiana Tech 1897
4. Tavian BanksIowa 1839
5. Randy Moss* • Marshall 1822
6. Amos Zereoue* • West Virginia 1720
7. Travis PrenticeMiami (OH) 1687
8. Skip Hicks* • UCLA 1671
9. Jamal LewisTennessee 1630
10. Sedrick Irvin* • Michigan State 1616
11. Curtis EnisPenn State 1578
12. Ron Dayne* • Wisconsin 1574
13. Eugene BakerKent State 1549
14. Robert HolcombeIllinois 1530
Fred TaylorFlorida 1530
16. Dwayne HarrisToledo 1507
17. Saladin McCullough* • Oregon 1503
18. Autry DensonNotre Dame 1443
19. Chris McCoyNavy 1370
20. Michael Black* • Washington State 1358
Total Yards
1. Tim RattayLouisiana Tech 3968
2. Ryan Leaf* • Washington State 3920
3. Peyton ManningTennessee 3789
4. Chad Pennington* • Marshall 3767
5. Tim CouchKentucky 3759
6. Daunte CulpepperCentral Florida 3524
7. John DuttonNevada 3522
8. Billy Dicken* • Purdue 3487
9. Charlie BatchEastern Michigan 3390
10. Thad BusbyFlorida State 3301
11. Dameyune CraigAuburn 3277
12. Chris WallaceToledo 3187
13. Cade McNown* • UCLA 3142
14. Shaun KingTulane 3078
15. Chris RedmanLouisville 2958
16. Matt SaukUtah State 2898
17. Donovan McNabbSyracuse 2892
18. Jose DavisKent State 2883
19. Graham LeighNew Mexico 2846
20. Pete GonzalezPittsburgh 2826
Total Yards Per Play
1. John DuttonNevada 8.6
2. Cade McNown* • UCLA 8.0
3. Ryan Leaf* • Washington State 8.0
4. Thad BusbyFlorida State 7.4
5. Tim RattayLouisiana Tech 7.3
6. Peyton ManningTennessee 7.2
7. Chad Pennington* • Marshall 7.1
8. Billy Dicken* • Purdue 6.9
9. Daunte CulpepperCentral Florida 6.8
10. Dameyune CraigAuburn 6.6
11. Charlie BatchEastern Michigan 6.5
12. Shaun KingTulane 6.3
13. Tim CouchKentucky 6.1
14. Chris WallaceToledo 6.0
Punt Return Yards
1. Tinker Keck* • Cincinnati 577
2. R.W. McQuartersOklahoma State 521
3. Quinton SpotwoodSyracuse 463
4. Troy WaltersStanford 424
5. Shawn Tims* • Washington State 405
6. David AllenKansas State 403
7. Jacquez GreenFlorida 392
David Boston* • Ohio State 392
9. Peter WarrickFlorida State 388
10. Tim DwightIowa 367
11. Eddie KlaneskiHawaii 359
12. Nate Terry* • West Virginia 355
13. Sherrod Gideon* • Southern Mississippi 347
14. Steve SmithUtah State 344
15. Tony Horne* • Clemson 332
16. Jameel TurnerToledo 321
17. Sedrick Irvin* • Michigan State 313
18. Geoff TurnerColorado State 304
19. Duane StarksMiami (FL) 298
20. Tutu AtwellMinnesota 296
Punt Return Yards Per Return
1. Tim DwightIowa 19.3
2. Tony CollinsIowa 18.2
3. R.W. McQuartersOklahoma State 16.3
4. Steve SmithUtah State 15.6
5. Tinker Keck* • Cincinnati 15.2
6. Dee FeasterFlorida State 15.0
7. Quinton SpotwoodSyracuse 14.9
8. Nod WashingtonMiami (OH) 14.7
9. Steve NealWestern Michigan 14.6
10. Jacquez GreenFlorida 14.5
11. Geoff TurnerColorado State 14.5
12. Arnold JacksonLouisville 14.3
13. Terry FairTennessee 14.3
14. Troy WaltersStanford 14.1
15. Kevin FaulkLouisiana State 13.7
16. Sedrick Irvin* • Michigan State 13.6
17. Shawn Tims* • Washington State 13.5
Torry HoltNorth Carolina State 13.5
19. David AllenKansas State 13.4
20. Peter WarrickFlorida State 13.4
Kickoff Return Yards Per Return
1. Kevin JohnsonSyracuse 36.7
2. Eric Booth* • Southern Mississippi 34.8
3. Ben KellyColorado 31.1
4. Pat McGrewNavy 29.4
5. Boo WilliamsSouth Carolina 29.3
6. Allen RossumNotre Dame 28.5
7. Tony Horne* • Clemson 28.2
8. Ketric SanfordHouston 27.9
9. Fernando BryantAlabama 27.7
10. Pat Johnson* • Oregon 27.2
11. Damon DunnStanford 27.0
12. Tyrone CarterMinnesota 26.8
13. Michael Wiley* • Ohio State 26.5
14. Sean WilliamsOhio 26.4
15. R. Jay SowardSouthern California 26.3
16. Az-Zahir HakimSan Diego State 26.2
17. Myles SavageWake Forest 26.2
18. Demarrio JonesMiami (OH) 26.1
19. Joe WalkerNebraska 25.9
20. Nate Terry* • West Virginia 25.4
Interception Return Touchdowns
1. Mike Rose* • Purdue 2
Cedric DonaldsonLouisiana State 2
Patrick BrownKansas 2
Efrain GuizarFresno State 2
Nate KvammeColorado State 2
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