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1998 Passing Stats

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National Champion: Tennessee (AP, BCS, FWAA, NFF, USA-ESPN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Ricky Williams (Texas)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Phillip Fulmer (Tennessee)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Tennessee

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98 Players

Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
1 Akili Smith* Oregon Pac-10 215 371 58.0 3763 10.1 10.9 32 8 167.3 82 184 2.2 4
2 Cade McNown* UCLA Pac-10 207 357 58.0 3470 9.7 9.7 25 11 156.6 75 182 2.4 3
3 Shaun King* Tulane CUSA 246 366 67.2 3508 9.6 10.9 38 6 178.7 156 641 4.1 11
4 Michael Bishop Kansas State Big 12 164 295 55.6 2844 9.6 10.4 23 5 158.9 177 748 4.2 14
5 David Neill Nevada Big West 199 344 57.8 3249 9.4 10.0 29 9 159.8 65 102 1.6 2
6 Jarious Jackson* Notre Dame Ind 104 188 55.3 1740 9.3 9.2 13 6 149.5 113 441 3.9 3
7 Daunte Culpepper Central Florida Ind 296 402 73.6 3690 9.2 9.8 28 7 170.2 141 463 3.3 12
8 Major Applewhite Texas Big 12 159 273 58.2 2453 9.0 8.5 18 11 147.4 33 -63 -1.9 0
9 Tim Rattay Louisiana Tech Ind 380 559 68.0 4943 8.8 9.4 46 13 164.8 43 -78 -1.8 1
10 Joe Germaine* Ohio State Big Ten 230 384 59.9 3330 8.7 9.2 25 7 150.6 62 -83 -1.3 0
11 Chris Weinke Florida State ACC 145 286 50.7 2487 8.7 9.1 19 6 141.5 47 -168 -3.6 1
12 Marc Bulger* West Virginia Big East 274 419 65.4 3607 8.6 9.0 31 10 157.3 33 -92 -2.8 0
13 Quincy Carter Georgia SEC 176 290 60.7 2484 8.6 8.0 12 9 140.1 99 284 2.9 4
14 Doug Johnson Florida SEC 154 274 56.2 2346 8.6 8.6 19 8 145.2 29 -66 -2.3 1
15 Chris Redman Louisville CUSA 309 473 65.3 4042 8.5 8.3 29 15 151.0 40 -33 -0.8 2
16 Scott Covington Miami (FL) Big East 159 270 58.9 2301 8.5 8.6 19 8 147.8 45 -192 -4.3 0
17 Donovan McNabb Syracuse Big East 157 251 62.5 2134 8.5 9.4 22 5 158.9 135 438 3.2 8
18 Chad Pennington* Marshall MAC 297 456 65.1 3830 8.4 8.9 28 7 152.9 55 8 0.1 1
19 Jamie Barnette North Carolina State ACC 193 377 51.2 3169 8.4 8.0 18 11 131.7 83 13 0.2 3
20 Clint Stoerner Arkansas SEC 167 312 53.5 2629 8.4 8.9 26 8 146.7 51 -57 -1.1 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
21 Joe Hamilton Georgia Tech ACC 145 259 56.0 2166 8.4 8.3 17 8 141.7 112 298 2.7 4
22 Ryan Kealy Arizona State Pac-10 150 261 57.5 2161 8.3 8.2 19 9 144.1 33 -103 -3.1 0
23 Tim Lester Western Michigan MAC 236 406 58.1 3311 8.2 7.5 22 16 136.6 70 -49 -0.7 1
24 Lee Roberts Southern Mississippi CUSA 185 325 56.9 2680 8.2 8.2 24 11 143.8 35 -148 -4.2 0
25 David Garrard East Carolina CUSA 157 255 61.6 2091 8.2 8.1 14 7 143.1 127 164 1.3 2
26 Kevin Feterik Brigham Young WAC 202 336 60.1 2718 8.1 8.2 16 6 140.2 106 -111 -1.0 3
27 Tee Martin Tennessee SEC 153 267 57.3 2164 8.1 8.5 19 6 144.4 103 287 2.8 7
28 Herb Tyler Louisiana State SEC 153 250 61.2 2018 8.1 8.3 18 7 147.2 85 182 2.1 7
29 Aaron Brooks Virginia ACC 156 290 53.8 2319 8.0 7.4 12 9 128.4 84 227 2.7 5
30 Mike McMahon Rutgers Big East 143 276 51.8 2203 8.0 6.2 12 16 121.6 62 -67 -1.1 2
31 Jonathan Smith Oregon State Pac-10 81 181 44.8 1427 7.9 7.3 6 5 116.4 18 -56 -3.1 0
32 Scott Mutryn Boston College Big East 171 286 59.8 2218 7.8 6.9 12 11 131.1 82 80 1.0 4
33 Tim Couch Kentucky SEC 400 553 72.3 4275 7.7 7.8 36 15 153.3 64 -124 -1.9 1
34 Andrew Zow Alabama SEC 143 256 55.9 1969 7.7 7.3 11 7 129.2 53 -99 -1.9 2
35 Wayne Madkin Mississippi State SEC 96 199 48.2 1532 7.7 6.8 11 9 122.1 61 -36 -0.6 2
36 Mike Moschetti Colorado Big 12 162 276 58.7 2104 7.6 7.6 15 7 135.6 101 -55 -0.5 2
37 Deontey Kenner Cincinnati CUSA 148 270 54.8 2047 7.6 5.9 6 13 116.2 25 20 0.8 0
38 Billy Volek Fresno State WAC 151 261 57.9 1973 7.6 7.8 10 3 131.7 62 -18 -0.3 4
39 John Welsh Idaho Big West 98 182 53.8 1387 7.6 6.4 11 10 126.8 43 173 4.0 0
40 Walter Church Eastern Michigan MAC 213 355 60.0 2650 7.5 6.7 13 12 128.0 51 -95 -1.9 1
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
41 Tom Brady Michigan Big Ten 200 323 61.9 2427 7.5 7.0 14 10 133.1 54 -105 -1.9 2
42 Jay Stoner Wyoming WAC 183 316 57.9 2373 7.5 6.8 11 10 126.1 82 4 0.0 3
43 Carson Palmer* Southern California Pac-10 130 235 55.3 1755 7.5 6.9 7 6 122.8 47 -116 -2.5 1
44 Kevin Thompson Penn State Big Ten 121 226 53.5 1691 7.5 6.4 6 8 118.1 38 -79 -2.1 2
45 Tony Lindsay Oklahoma State Big 12 97 196 49.5 1442 7.4 6.7 7 6 117.0 151 592 3.9 10
46 Kyle McCann Iowa Big Ten 86 159 54.1 1179 7.4 6.3 2 5 114.2 54 -175 -3.2 1
47 Jonathan Crosswhite Utah WAC 128 221 57.9 1615 7.3 6.4 10 9 126.1 47 14 0.3 2
48 Zac Wegner Kansas Big 12 91 186 48.9 1367 7.3 6.7 7 6 116.6 39 -24 -0.6 2
49 Bill Burke Michigan State Big Ten 195 358 54.5 2595 7.2 7.1 19 10 127.3 65 -253 -3.9 1
50 Mike Bath Miami (OH) MAC 108 209 51.7 1500 7.2 6.6 12 8 123.3 80 260 3.3 3
51 Corby Jones Missouri Big 12 87 178 48.9 1281 7.2 6.9 9 5 120.4 168 536 3.2 11
52 Greg Robertson Idaho Big West 82 156 52.6 1127 7.2 6.5 10 7 125.4 16 -30 -1.9 0
53 Ryan Eslinger Colorado State WAC 206 336 61.3 2386 7.1 6.5 14 11 128.2 56 38 0.7 4
54 Steve Birnbaum Washington State Pac-10 114 235 48.5 1677 7.1 5.5 6 11 107.5 34 -158 -4.6 0
55 Drew Brees* Purdue Big Ten 361 569 63.4 3983 7.0 6.8 39 20 137.8 69 193 2.8 3
56 Cleo Lemon Arkansas State Ind 183 387 47.3 2721 7.0 6.6 14 10 113.1 67 -241 -3.6 0
57 Romaro Miller Mississippi SEC 184 326 56.4 2273 7.0 6.1 11 11 119.4 60 33 0.6 1
58 Anthony Wright South Carolina SEC 145 273 53.1 1899 7.0 6.0 10 10 116.3 79 56 0.7 3
59 Todd Husak Stanford Pac-10 233 447 52.1 3092 6.9 7.0 17 7 119.6 48 -66 -1.4 0
60 Graham Leigh New Mexico WAC 198 376 52.7 2608 6.9 5.9 18 17 117.7 111 296 2.7 3
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
61 Andre Vige Louisiana-Monroe Ind 136 284 47.9 1967 6.9 6.7 17 9 119.5 48 -145 -3.0 0
62 Brandon Streeter Clemson ACC 150 282 53.2 1948 6.9 5.6 13 14 116.5 44 -10 -0.2 1
63 Rob Peters Texas Tech Big 12 96 183 52.5 1269 6.9 6.9 9 4 122.6 105 125 1.2 3
64 Brian Kuklick Wake Forest ACC 216 396 54.5 2683 6.8 5.6 14 17 114.5 78 -109 -1.4 3
65 Gavin Hoffman Northwestern Big Ten 176 323 54.5 2199 6.8 5.7 13 14 116.3 68 -155 -2.3 2
66 Matt Lytle Pittsburgh Big East 159 306 52.0 2092 6.8 5.8 16 14 117.5 116 120 1.0 3
67 Ty Houghtaling New Mexico State Big West 130 267 48.7 1820 6.8 6.3 20 12 121.7 91 313 3.4 1
68 Chris Kasteler San Jose State WAC 115 221 52.0 1505 6.8 6.5 12 7 120.8 47 43 0.9 0
69 Mike Samuel* Wisconsin Big Ten 90 172 52.3 1175 6.8 6.5 6 4 116.6 129 382 3.0 10
70 Jermaine Alfred Baylor Big 12 97 188 51.6 1268 6.7 5.3 2 7 104.3 33 -63 -1.9 0
71 Paul Mencke Washington State Pac-10 71 156 45.5 1043 6.7 3.9 10 14 104.9 36 124 3.4 1
72 Oscar Davenport North Carolina ACC 100 182 54.9 1208 6.6 6.8 8 3 121.9 27 -63 -2.3 0
73 James Washington Akron MAC 148 300 49.3 1958 6.5 6.0 8 7 108.3 86 114 1.3 2
74 Jose Davis Kent State MAC 178 320 55.6 2046 6.4 5.6 9 10 112.4 84 62 0.7 4
75 Bart Hendricks Boise State Big West 150 279 53.8 1799 6.4 6.4 13 6 119.0 87 221 2.5 2
76 Antwaan Randle El Indiana Big Ten 127 273 46.5 1745 6.4 5.0 6 11 99.4 227 873 3.8 10
77 John Rayborn Texas-El Paso WAC 139 258 53.9 1641 6.4 6.2 12 6 118.0 42 58 1.4 3
78 John Fitzgerald Tulsa WAC 131 226 58.0 1457 6.4 6.1 10 6 121.4 63 167 2.7 1
79 Billy Cockerham Minnesota Big Ten 92 180 51.1 1150 6.4 4.6 11 12 111.6 127 311 2.4 2
80 Jason McKinley Houston CUSA 218 386 56.5 2437 6.3 5.7 18 13 118.2 23 -117 -5.1 0
Passing Rushing
Rk Player School Conf Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
81 Brian Russell San Diego State WAC 123 230 53.5 1438 6.3 5.6 8 7 111.4 80 176 2.2 5
82 Riley Jensen Utah State Big West 93 194 47.9 1231 6.3 5.3 8 8 106.6 46 -57 -1.2 0
83 Chris Wallace Toledo MAC 219 400 54.8 2476 6.2 6.1 17 8 116.8 93 -53 -0.6 4
84 Todd Bandhauer Iowa State Big 12 179 355 50.4 2206 6.2 4.5 14 20 104.4 28 -29 -1.0 3
85 Pete Shepherd Central Michigan MAC 152 324 46.9 2005 6.2 4.9 4 11 96.2 52 46 0.9 2
86 Gabe Gross Auburn SEC 88 197 44.7 1222 6.2 4.2 7 12 96.3 70 97 1.4 2
87 Dan Robinson Hawaii WAC 163 354 46.0 2155 6.1 5.2 11 12 100.7 84 -27 -0.3 2
88 Brock Huard Washington Pac-10 168 315 53.3 1924 6.1 5.3 15 12 112.7 44 31 0.7 0
89 Justin Vedder California Pac-10 210 386 54.4 2322 6.0 5.1 11 13 107.6 100 -200 -2.0 0
90 Jeff Crosbie Utah State Big West 83 184 45.1 1111 6.0 5.9 8 4 105.8 32 30 0.9 0
91 Bobby Campbell Duke ACC 101 206 49.0 1199 5.8 4.7 6 8 99.8 38 61 1.6 2
92 Chris Sanders Southern Methodist WAC 99 181 54.7 1050 5.8 4.7 6 7 106.6 39 -96 -2.5 0
93 Clay Walters Ball State MAC 88 172 51.2 969 5.6 4.3 4 7 98.0 50 35 0.7 1
94 Kenton Evans Memphis CUSA 72 161 44.7 877 5.4 4.0 2 6 87.1 27 -31 -1.1 1
95 Terrance Bryant Oregon State Pac-10 136 272 50.0 1362 5.0 4.8 4 3 94.7 43 -32 -0.7 2
96 Kurt Kittner Illinois Big Ten 72 162 44.4 782 4.8 3.0 1 7 78.4 43 28 0.7 2
97 Craig Harmon Northern Illinois MAC 81 172 47.1 795 4.6 2.5 2 9 79.3 24 -77 -3.2 1
98 David Wallace Vanderbilt SEC 79 173 45.7 678 3.9 1.5 4 11 73.5 46 -82 -1.8 0