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1997 Passing Stats

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National Champions: Michigan (AP, FWAA, NFF), Nebraska (USA-ESPN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Charles Woodson (Michigan)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Mike Price (Washington State)

AP Preseason #1: Penn State ▪ AP Final #1: Michigan

  • Players sorted by Yds/Att (minimum 14 Att/G).
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103 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Cade McNown* UCLA Pac-10 189 312 60.6 3116 10.0 10.7 24 6 166.0 79 26 0.3 4
2 Ryan Leaf* Washington State Pac-10 227 410 55.4 3968 9.7 10.1 34 11 158.7 82 -48 -0.6 6
3 John Dutton Nevada Big West 225 367 61.3 3526 9.6 10.0 20 6 156.7 44 -4 -0.1 1
4 Donovan McNabb Syracuse Big East 145 265 54.7 2488 9.4 9.9 20 6 154.0 110 404 3.7 6
5 Mike Bobo Georgia SEC 199 306 65.0 2751 9.0 9.1 19 8 155.8 40 -70 -1.8 1
6 Moses Moreno Colorado State WAC 157 257 61.1 2257 8.8 8.8 20 9 153.5 56 -97 -1.7 1
7 Brock Huard Washington Pac-10 146 244 59.8 2140 8.8 8.8 23 10 156.4 31 -82 -2.6 1
8 Joe Germaine* Ohio State Big Ten 129 210 61.4 1847 8.8 8.4 16 9 151.9 32 -132 -4.1 0
9 Mike McQueary Penn State Big Ten 146 255 57.3 2211 8.7 8.4 17 9 145.0 53 -27 -0.5 1
10 Corby Jones Missouri Big 12 102 191 53.4 1658 8.7 8.5 12 6 140.8 183 887 4.8 14
11 Jason Maas* Oregon Pac-10 104 187 55.6 1631 8.7 8.7 18 8 152.1 36 68 1.9 1
12 Joe Hamilton Georgia Tech ACC 173 268 64.6 2314 8.6 8.4 12 7 146.6 140 478 3.4 5
13 Thad Busby Florida State ACC 235 390 60.3 3317 8.5 8.6 25 10 147.7 57 -16 -0.3 2
14 Aaron Brooks Virginia ACC 164 270 60.7 2282 8.5 8.8 20 7 151.0 85 255 3.0 5
15 Kevin Feterik Brigham Young WAC 125 208 60.1 1767 8.5 8.5 11 5 144.1 50 -156 -3.1 1
16 Graham Leigh New Mexico WAC 166 276 60.1 2318 8.4 8.8 24 8 153.6 135 528 3.9 8
17 Michael Bishop Kansas State Big 12 80 185 43.2 1557 8.4 7.9 13 8 128.5 147 566 3.9 9
18 Tim Rattay Louisiana Tech Ind 293 477 61.4 3881 8.1 8.6 34 10 149.1 64 87 1.4 1
19 Chad Pennington* Marshall MAC 276 473 58.4 3817 8.1 8.7 42 12 150.4 57 -50 -0.9 1
20 Dameyune Craig Auburn SEC 216 403 53.6 3277 8.1 7.6 18 13 130.2 96 0 0.0 4
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Daunte Culpepper Central Florida Ind 238 381 62.5 3086 8.1 8.2 25 10 146.9 136 438 3.2 5
22 Tim Lester Western Michigan MAC 154 268 57.5 2160 8.1 7.5 17 11 137.9 56 -102 -1.8 0
23 Kevin McKechnie San Diego State WAC 107 179 59.8 1449 8.1 7.7 10 6 139.5 39 -23 -0.6 1
24 Peyton Manning Tennessee SEC 287 477 60.2 3819 8.0 8.5 36 11 147.7 49 -30 -0.6 3
25 Chris Keldorf North Carolina ACC 104 181 57.5 1448 8.0 7.1 12 9 136.6 26 -108 -4.2 1
26 Jamie Barnette North Carolina State ACC 171 302 56.6 2378 7.9 7.0 19 14 134.3 77 78 1.0 3
27 Ryan Clement Miami (FL) Big East 157 267 58.8 2089 7.8 6.7 10 11 128.6 44 -120 -2.7 3
28 John Fitzgerald Tulsa WAC 139 256 54.3 2003 7.8 6.2 9 13 121.5 42 76 1.8 1
29 Billy Dicken* Purdue Big Ten 224 407 55.0 3136 7.7 7.0 21 16 128.9 97 351 3.6 6
30 Matt Sauk Utah State Big West 190 378 50.3 2896 7.7 7.3 16 10 123.3 64 2 0.0 6
31 Pete Gonzalez Pittsburgh Big East 198 345 57.4 2657 7.7 8.5 30 7 146.7 91 169 1.9 3
32 Pat Bonner Temple Big East 107 202 53.0 1561 7.7 5.7 7 12 117.4 51 -17 -0.3 1
33 Al Clark Virginia Tech Big East 110 192 57.3 1477 7.7 8.0 10 3 136.0 94 347 3.7 3
34 Charlie Batch Eastern Michigan MAC 247 434 56.9 3280 7.6 7.5 23 11 132.8 85 110 1.3 1
35 Stewart Patridge Mississippi SEC 228 352 64.8 2667 7.6 7.4 12 7 135.7 56 -108 -1.9 1
36 Sam Ricketts Miami (OH) MAC 188 324 58.0 2466 7.6 7.2 16 10 132.1 76 273 3.6 3
37 Marc Bulger* West Virginia Big East 192 323 59.4 2465 7.6 7.1 14 10 131.7 52 -93 -1.8 2
38 Nealon Greene* Clemson ACC 180 290 62.1 2212 7.6 7.3 16 9 138.1 115 345 3.0 1
39 Herb Tyler Louisiana State SEC 127 209 60.8 1581 7.6 7.0 10 7 133.4 96 279 2.9 7
40 Doug Johnson Florida SEC 148 269 55.0 2023 7.5 7.1 21 12 135.0 38 -185 -4.9 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Mike Samuel* Wisconsin Big Ten 141 254 55.5 1896 7.5 5.8 8 13 118.4 129 242 1.9 8
42 Oscar Davenport North Carolina ACC 115 183 62.8 1380 7.5 7.6 7 3 135.5 49 12 0.2 2
43 Nate Sparks Boise State Big West 74 155 47.7 1157 7.5 7.6 10 4 126.6 95 251 2.6 2
44 Jose Davis Kent State MAC 194 365 53.2 2707 7.4 7.4 32 14 136.7 50 176 3.5 3
45 Brian Griese Michigan Big Ten 175 277 63.2 2042 7.4 7.6 14 5 138.2 51 7 0.1 2
46 John Hessler Colorado Big 12 181 338 53.6 2478 7.3 6.0 14 16 119.3 75 188 2.5 5
47 Matt Hasselbeck Boston College Big East 188 305 61.6 2239 7.3 6.6 11 10 128.6 71 24 0.3 1
48 Lee Jolly Alabama-Birmingham Ind 108 209 51.7 1530 7.3 6.9 11 7 123.8 80 8 0.1 1
49 Branndon Stewart Texas A&M Big 12 111 196 56.6 1429 7.3 7.4 10 4 130.6 42 -69 -1.6 2
50 Josh Skinner Hawaii WAC 109 195 55.9 1416 7.3 4.6 3 13 108.6 58 -31 -0.5 2
51 Ryan Kealy Arizona State Pac-10 162 297 54.5 2137 7.2 7.1 15 7 126.9 52 -201 -3.9 0
52 Jonathan Crosswhite Utah WAC 130 222 58.6 1588 7.2 6.1 9 9 123.9 47 -109 -2.3 1
53 Jake Josetti Ball State MAC 106 217 48.8 1569 7.2 5.5 13 14 116.4 112 157 1.4 3
54 Tim Couch Kentucky SEC 363 547 66.4 3884 7.1 6.9 37 19 141.4 66 -125 -1.9 3
55 Shaun King Tulane CUSA 199 363 54.8 2567 7.1 6.7 24 14 128.3 124 511 4.1 5
56 Bernard Oden Memphis CUSA 170 316 53.8 2249 7.1 6.6 12 9 120.4 129 81 0.6 8
57 Ortege Jenkins Arizona Pac-10 115 235 48.9 1669 7.1 7.8 19 5 131.0 65 53 0.8 2
58 Cleo Lemon Arkansas State Ind 90 205 43.9 1452 7.1 5.9 6 8 105.3 57 -62 -1.1 1
59 Justin Vedder California Pac-10 221 390 56.7 2718 7.0 6.4 20 14 125.0 99 25 0.3 0
60 Brian Brennan Idaho Big West 218 387 56.3 2708 7.0 7.4 19 5 128.7 46 -36 -0.8 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Brian Kuklick Wake Forest ACC 190 312 60.9 2180 7.0 6.4 15 11 128.4 51 -48 -0.9 1
62 Ron Powlus Notre Dame Ind 182 298 61.1 2078 7.0 6.5 9 7 124.9 46 -49 -1.1 0
63 Chris Redman Louisville CUSA 261 445 58.7 3079 6.9 6.3 18 14 123.8 47 -121 -2.6 0
64 Jon Denton Nevada-Las Vegas WAC 199 374 53.2 2586 6.9 5.8 18 17 118.1 64 5 0.1 3
65 Tim Crowley Central Michigan MAC 148 321 46.1 2204 6.9 6.1 11 10 108.9 47 -40 -0.9 0
66 John Fox Southern California Pac-10 153 280 54.6 1940 6.9 6.5 12 8 121.3 44 -28 -0.6 1
67 Tim Hughes Northwestern Big Ten 142 270 52.6 1862 6.9 6.7 11 6 119.5 54 -74 -1.4 0
68 Brian Cummings Maryland ACC 154 255 60.4 1760 6.9 6.6 10 6 126.6 100 -139 -1.4 1
69 Akili Smith* Oregon Pac-10 108 200 54.0 1385 6.9 6.7 13 7 126.6 89 183 2.1 2
70 Chris Wallace Toledo MAC 232 433 53.6 2955 6.8 7.1 27 9 127.3 98 232 2.4 2
71 Jason Mills North Texas Big West 127 245 51.8 1667 6.8 6.2 13 9 119.2 68 35 0.5 1
72 Matt Wyatt Mississippi State SEC 92 201 45.8 1369 6.8 4.0 6 15 97.9 36 -80 -2.2 0
73 Bart Hendricks Boise State Big West 87 165 52.7 1121 6.8 5.9 8 7 117.3 57 162 2.8 4
74 Todd Bandhauer Iowa State Big 12 180 374 48.1 2514 6.7 6.7 20 9 117.4 52 -379 -7.3 0
75 Chad Hutchinson Stanford Pac-10 189 315 60.0 2101 6.7 5.9 10 10 120.2 61 -216 -3.5 1
76 Todd Schultz* Michigan State Big Ten 177 299 59.2 2003 6.7 5.3 18 17 124.0 30 -78 -2.6 2
77 Bob Niemet Bowling Green State MAC 133 256 52.0 1723 6.7 5.9 8 8 112.6 61 -8 -0.1 3
78 Anthony Wright South Carolina SEC 139 252 55.2 1685 6.7 7.2 18 5 130.9 71 44 0.6 1
79 Cory Sauter Minnesota Big Ten 126 234 53.8 1576 6.7 5.7 8 9 114.0 129 20 0.2 3
80 Clint Stoerner Arkansas SEC 173 357 48.5 2347 6.6 5.6 12 13 107.5 81 -267 -3.3 2
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Ty Houghtaling New Mexico State Big West 152 301 50.5 1985 6.6 5.9 10 9 110.9 98 408 4.2 5
82 Jay Rodgers Indiana Big Ten 192 330 58.2 2156 6.5 5.0 6 14 110.6 60 -121 -2.0 0
83 Freddie Kitchens Alabama SEC 121 237 51.1 1545 6.5 6.7 11 4 117.8 48 15 0.3 1
84 Lee Roberts* Southern Mississippi CUSA 194 350 55.4 2248 6.4 6.2 16 9 119.3 36 -192 -5.3 0
85 Jay Stoner Wyoming WAC 149 299 49.8 1890 6.3 5.4 8 10 105.1 65 113 1.7 2
86 James Brown Texas Big 12 133 267 49.8 1676 6.3 4.8 5 11 100.5 41 29 0.7 1
87 Daniel Jeremiah Louisiana-Monroe Ind 120 229 52.4 1450 6.3 5.7 9 7 112.4 45 96 2.1 1
88 Dan O'Dell San Jose State WAC 87 180 48.3 1130 6.3 5.2 13 10 113.8 49 50 1.0 2
89 Zebbie Lethridge Texas Tech Big 12 134 261 51.3 1622 6.2 6.0 6 4 108.1 107 133 1.2 7
90 Chad Plummer* Cincinnati CUSA 87 190 45.8 1176 6.2 4.5 6 10 97.7 149 606 4.1 7
91 Jason McKinley Houston CUSA 166 314 52.9 1910 6.1 5.1 9 11 106.4 29 -109 -3.8 0
92 Jeff Watson Baylor Big 12 143 260 55.0 1550 6.0 5.0 5 8 105.3 76 43 0.6 3
93 Brian Vye San Jose State WAC 78 169 46.2 1019 6.0 5.0 5 6 99.5 63 135 2.1 1
94 Mike McMahon Rutgers Big East 104 212 49.1 1259 5.9 4.0 6 12 97.0 49 17 0.3 2
95 Dan Gonzalez East Carolina CUSA 253 431 58.7 2510 5.8 5.5 16 10 115.2 75 -91 -1.2 1
96 Billy Volek Fresno State WAC 178 318 56.0 1853 5.8 6.0 17 6 118.8 71 -99 -1.4 2
97 Tim Carey Hawaii WAC 99 175 56.6 1023 5.8 3.8 2 9 99.2 51 -87 -1.7 1
98 Damian Allen Vanderbilt SEC 128 283 45.2 1544 5.5 4.4 8 10 93.3 104 184 1.8 1
99 Tim Alexander Oregon State Pac-10 157 327 48.0 1745 5.3 3.8 6 14 90.3 127 288 2.3 2
100 Jeff Dover Texas Christian WAC 97 199 48.7 1063 5.3 4.9 5 4 97.9 29 -109 -3.8 2
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
101 Bobby Campbell Duke ACC 85 176 48.3 925 5.3 2.9 2 10 84.8 53 82 1.5 4
102 Mark Hoekstra Illinois Big Ten 115 219 52.5 1029 4.7 3.1 5 10 90.4 18 -29 -1.6 1
103 Tim Lavery Illinois Big Ten 62 158 39.2 623 3.9 1.9 2 8 66.4 41 22 0.5 0