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1999 Year Summary

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

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Ron Dayne (Wisconsin)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Frank Beamer (Virginia Tech)

AP Preseason #1: Florida State ▪ AP Final #1: Florida State

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L Pct G W L Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Big Ten Conference 11 130 77 53 .592 7 5 2 .714 8.40 5.33 5 7 Wisconsin
2 Southeastern Conference 12 142 81 61 .570 8 4 4 .500 7.71 5.22 5 7 Alabama
3 Atlantic Coast Conference 9 105 57 48 .543 5 2 3 .400 4.36 3.20 3 2 Florida State
4 Big 12 Conference 12 142 79 63 .556 6 3 3 .500 4.06 2.02 5 4 Nebraska
5 Pacific-10 Conference 10 118 60 58 .508 5 1 4 .200 2.17 1.94 4 1 Stanford
6 Big East Conference 8 93 47 46 .505 4 2 2 .500 2.01 1.82 2 2 Virginia Tech
7 Mountain West Conference 8 91 50 41 .549 3 1 2 .333 1.19 -0.75 0 0 Brigham Young
Colorado State
Utah
8 Conference USA 9 102 51 51 .500 3 1 2 .333 0.69 0.29 0 1 Southern Mississippi
9 Western Athletic Conference 8 92 44 48 .478 3 2 1 .667 -4.85 -3.42 0 0 Fresno State
Hawaii
Texas Christian
10 Independent 7 79 32 47 .405 0 0 0 -5.80 -2.53 1 0
11 Big West Conference 7 79 36 43 .456 1 1 0 1.000 -8.34 -5.69 0 0 Boise State
12 Mid-American Conference 13 146 65 81 .445 1 1 0 1.000 -11.26 -8.68 0 1 Marshall

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 8/30 9/6 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 12/5 Final
Florida State ACC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Virginia Tech Big East 13 11 11 10 8 8 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
Nebraska Big 12 6 5 5 4 6 6 4 3 3 8 9 7 4 3 3 3 3
Wisconsin Big Ten 10 9 9 9 20   20 17 17 11 10 9 5 4 4 4 4
Michigan Big Ten 8 7 6 6 4 4 3 10 9 15 16 16 10 10 9 8 5
Kansas State Big 12 20 19 17 16 15 13 9 9 7 6 6 5 9 9 8 7 6
Michigan State Big Ten         19 14 11 5 11 19 19 17 15 11 10 9 7
Alabama SEC 20 20 21 18   21 12 11 10 14 12 11 8 8 7 5 8
Tennessee SEC 2 3 3 2 7 7 6 6 5 4 4 3 7 6 6 6 9
Marshall MAC         21 17 15 15 15 13 13 12 11 12 11 11 10
Penn State Big Ten 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 6 13 15 14 13 11
Florida SEC 5 4 4 4 3 3 8 7 6 5 5 4 3 5 5 10 12
Mississippi State SEC         23 16 14 12 12 8 8 8 12 18 16 15 13
Southern Mississippi CUSA               25 21 20 25 21 18 14 15 16 14
Miami (FL) Big East 12 8 8 8 9 18 19 24 23 23 22 19     23 23 15
Georgia SEC 14 12 12 11 11 10 10 14 14 10 14 14 21 16 21 21 16
Arkansas SEC 22 18 15 15 14 20             22 17 24 24 17
Minnesota Big Ten             25   24     20 17 13 13 12 18
Oregon Pac-10           25                     19
Georgia Tech ACC 11 10 10 12 10 9 7 8 8 7 7 13 14 20 17 17 20
Texas Big 12 17       22 15 23 19 18 12 11 10 6 7 12 14 21
Mississippi SEC               22 25 25 23 18 16 23     22
Texas A&M Big 12 7 6 7 7 5 5 13 13 13 22 21   24 24 18 18 23
Illinois Big Ten                                 24
Purdue Big Ten 23 22 20 14 13 11 17 20 16 18 17 22 19 19 19 19 25
School Conf Pre 8/30 9/6 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 12/5 Final
Air Force MWC         24                        
Arizona Pac-10 4 15 19 19                          
Arizona State Pac-10 25 25 25 22                          
Boston College Big East                         25 22 25 25  
Brigham Young MWC       25 17   24 21 19 16 15 15 19        
Colorado Big 12 15 14                              
Colorado State MWC     24 23                          
East Carolina CUSA           19 16 23 20 17 18 24 23 21 20 20  
Louisiana Tech Ind                           25      
North Carolina State ACC   24 23 20 25                        
Notre Dame Ind 18 16 16 24             24            
Ohio State Big Ten 9 13 13 13 12 12 21 18 22 21 20 25          
Oklahoma Big 12           23       24              
Southern California Pac-10 19 21 18 17 16   22                    
Stanford Pac-10                             22 22  
Syracuse Big East           22 18 16                  
UCLA Pac-10 16 17 14 21 18                        
Virginia ACC 24 23 22     24                      
Washington Pac-10                       23          

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 342
2. Drew Brees* (PUR) 337
3. Chris Redman (LOU) 317
4. Josh Heupel (OK) 310
  Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 310
6. Dusty Bonner (KY) 303
7. Dan Robinson (HI) 288
8. Tim Lester (WMI) 282
9. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 277
10. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 275

Pass Attempts

1. Dan Robinson (HI) 556
2. Drew Brees* (PUR) 554
3. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 516
4. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 513
5. Josh Heupel (OK) 500
6. Chris Redman (LOU) 489
7. Tim Lester (WMI) 470
8. Major Applewhite* (TX) 467
9. Dusty Bonner (KY) 465
10. Vic Penn (CFL) 455

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Ben Leard (AUB) 70.7
2. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 67.9
3. Joe Hamilton (GATECH) 66.6
4. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 66.3
5. Billy Volek (FREST) 66.2
6. Dusty Bonner (KY) 65.2
7. Chris Redman (LOU) 64.8
8. Jay Stuckey (TXEP) 64.4
9. Wes Counts (MIDTN) 63.8
10. Brandon Streeter* (CLEM) 63.1

Passing Yards

1. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 3922
2. Drew Brees* (PUR) 3909
3. Dan Robinson (HI) 3853
4. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 3799
5. Chris Redman (LOU) 3647
6. Tim Lester (WMI) 3639
7. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 3554
8. Josh Heupel (OK) 3460
9. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 3410
10. David Neill (NV) 3402

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Michael Vick* (VATECH) 11.3
2. Joe Hamilton (GATECH) 10.0
3. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 9.4
4. Ben Leard (AUB) 9.1
5. Jonathan Beasley (KSST) 8.9
6. Todd Husak (STAN) 8.7
7. Jarious Jackson (NDAME) 8.7
8. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 8.6
9. Jay Stuckey (TXEP) 8.5
10. Jay Stoner (WY) 8.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Michael Vick* (VATECH) 11.5
2. Joe Hamilton (GATECH) 10.3
3. Ben Leard (AUB) 10.3
4. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 10.0
5. Jonathan Beasley (KSST) 8.7
6. Billy Volek (FREST) 8.5
7. Todd Husak (STAN) 8.3
8. Antwaan Randle El (IN) 8.3
9. David Neill (NV) 8.2
10. Mike Bath (MIAOH) 8.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 37
2. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 35
3. Tim Lester (WMI) 34
4. Josh Heupel (OK) 30
  Billy Volek (FREST) 30
6. Joe Hamilton (GATECH) 29
  Chris Redman (LOU) 29
8. Dan Robinson (HI) 28
9. Dusty Bonner (KY) 26
10. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 25
  Drew Brees* (PUR) 25
  Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 25
  Chris Weinke (FLST) 25

Passing Interceptions

1. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 24
2. Josh Booty (LAST) 19
3. Dan Robinson (HI) 18
  Bill Burke* (MIST) 18
5. Jeff Crosbie (UTST) 17
6. Greg Zolman (VAND) 16
7. Josh Blankenship (TLS) 15
  Kevin Feterik (BYU) 15
  Deontey Kenner (CIN) 15
  Chris Kasteler (SJST) 15
  Kyle Boller (CA) 15
  Josh Heupel (OK) 15

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Joe Hamilton (GATECH) 175.0
2. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 171.4
3. Michael Vick* (VATECH) 171.1
4. Ben Leard (AUB) 170.8
5. Billy Volek (FREST) 152.9
6. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 147.9
7. Jay Stuckey (TXEP) 146.5
8. Chris Weinke (FLST) 145.1
9. Dan Ellis (VA) 145.0
10. Jeff Kelly (SMS) 143.7

Rush Attempts

1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 354
2. Ron Dayne (WI) 337
3. Thomas Jones (VA) 334
4. Thomas Hamner* (MN) 308
5. Damien Anderson (NWEST) 306
6. LaDainian Tomlinson* (TXX) 304
7. Shaun Alexander (AL) 302
8. Ken Simonton* (ORST) 294
9. Darren Davis (IAST) 287
10. Anthony Thomas (MI) 283

Rushing Yards

1. Ron Dayne (WI) 2034
2. LaDainian Tomlinson* (TXX) 1974
3. Thomas Jones (VA) 1798
4. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 1659
5. Lamont Jordan (MD) 1632
6. Trung Canidate (AZ) 1602
7. Demario Brown (UTST) 1536
8. Ken Simonton* (ORST) 1486
9. Thomas Hamner* (MN) 1426
10. Darren Davis (IAST) 1388

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Levron Williams (IN) 6.9
2. Bo Carroll (FL) 6.7
3. Scott McKay (AF) 6.7
4. LaDainian Tomlinson* (TXX) 6.5
5. Chester Taylor (TOL) 6.5
6. Jamel Patterson (OH) 6.5
7. Dan Alexander (NE) 6.5
8. Delvon Flowers* (AZST) 6.4
9. Trung Canidate (AZ) 6.3
10. Travis Henry (TN) 6.3

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Ron Dayne (WI) 20
  LaDainian Tomlinson* (TXX) 20
3. Shaun Alexander (AL) 19
  Ken Simonton* (ORST) 19
5. Frank Moreau (LOU) 17
  Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 17
7. Eric Crouch (NE) 16
  Lamont Jordan (MD) 16
  Anthony Thomas (MI) 16
  Travis Zachery* (CLEM) 16
  Thomas Jones (VA) 16

Receptions

1. Trevor Insley (NV) 134
2. Chris Daniels* (PUR) 121
3. Arnold Jackson (LOU) 101
4. Kwame Cavil* (TX) 100
5. JaJuan Dawson (TLN) 96
6. James Whalen (KY) 90
7. Dennis Northcutt (AZ) 88
8. Charles Lee (CFL) 87
9. Drew Haddad (BUF) 85
10. James Jordan (LATECH) 81

Receiving Yards

1. Trevor Insley (NV) 2060
2. Troy Walters (STAN) 1456
3. Dennis Northcutt (AZ) 1422
4. Dwight Carter (HI) 1253
5. Chris Daniels* (PUR) 1236
6. Arnold Jackson (LOU) 1209
7. Kwame Cavil* (TX) 1188
8. Drew Haddad (BUF) 1158
9. Darrell Jackson (FL) 1156
10. Plaxico Burress* (MIST) 1142

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Andre Davis* (VATECH) 25.5
2. Quincy Morgan (KSST) 24.0
3. Corey Alston (WMI) 22.5
4. Lavel Bailey (AKR) 22.4
5. Anthony Lucas (AR) 22.2
6. Derrick Lewis (SDGST) 21.5
7. Marcus Knight (MI) 21.3
8. Raynald Ray (OH) 21.2
9. Roddy Tompkins* (ORST) 20.7
10. Todd Pinkston (SMS) 20.4

Receiving Touchdowns

1. James Williams (MARSH) 13
  Trevor Insley (NV) 13
3. Plaxico Burress* (MIST) 12
4. James Jordan (LATECH) 11
  Trevor Gaylor (MIAOH) 11
  Todd Pinkston (SMS) 11
  Steve Neal (WMI) 11
8. James Whalen (KY) 10
  Troy Walters (STAN) 10
  Kelly Campbell (GATECH) 10
  Justin McCareins (NIL) 10
  Sean Cangelosi (LATECH) 10
  Andre Davis* (VATECH) 10

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 373
2. Thomas Jones (VA) 356
3. Ron Dayne (WI) 338
4. Thomas Hamner* (MN) 329
5. Shaun Alexander (AL) 327
6. Damien Anderson (NWEST) 322
7. LaDainian Tomlinson* (TXX) 320
8. Ken Simonton* (ORST) 315
9. Anthony Thomas (MI) 312
10. Darren Davis (IAST) 308

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Trevor Insley (NV) 2065
2. LaDainian Tomlinson* (TXX) 2058
3. Ron Dayne (WI) 2043
4. Thomas Jones (VA) 2037
5. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 1929
6. Trung Canidate (AZ) 1855
7. Lamont Jordan (MD) 1840
8. Demario Brown (UTST) 1818
9. Thomas Hamner* (MN) 1731
10. Shaun Alexander (AL) 1706

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Shaun Alexander (AL) 23
2. Travis Prentice (MIAOH) 21
3. LaDainian Tomlinson* (TXX) 20
  Ron Dayne (WI) 20
5. Travis Zachery* (CLEM) 19
  Ken Simonton* (ORST) 19
7. Frank Moreau (LOU) 17
  Lamont Jordan (MD) 17
  Eric Crouch (NE) 17
  Thomas Jones (VA) 17

Total Plays

1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 633
2. Dan Robinson (HI) 616
3. Patrick Ramsey (TLN) 577
4. Dusty Bonner (KY) 576
5. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 562
6. Vic Penn (CFL) 555
7. Josh Heupel (OK) 547
8. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 540
9. Chris Redman (LOU) 532
10. Tim Lester (WMI) 525

Total Yards

1. Drew Brees* (PUR) 4086
2. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 3902
3. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 3810
4. Joe Hamilton (GATECH) 3794
5. Tim Lester (WMI) 3793
6. Dan Robinson (HI) 3762
7. David Neill (NV) 3611
8. Chris Redman (LOU) 3537
9. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 3477
10. Josh Heupel (OK) 3362

Total Yards Per Play

1. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 8.5
2. Joe Hamilton (GATECH) 8.3
3. Tim Lester (WMI) 7.2
4. Jarious Jackson (NDAME) 7.1
5. David Neill (NV) 6.9
6. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 6.8
7. Chris Redman (LOU) 6.6
8. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 6.6
9. Drew Brees* (PUR) 6.5
10. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 6.4

Total Touchdowns

1. Chad Pennington (MARSH) 39
2. Tim Rattay (LATECH) 35
  Joe Hamilton (GATECH) 35
  Josh Heupel (OK) 35
  Tim Lester (WMI) 35
6. Billy Volek (FREST) 33
7. Dan Robinson (HI) 32
8. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 30
  Antwaan Randle El (IN) 30
  Chris Redman (LOU) 30