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2014 Year Summary

Previous Year

National Champion: Ohio State (AP, CFP)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Marcus Mariota (Oregon)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award: Gary Patterson (Texas Christian)

AP Preseason #1: Florida State ▪ AP Final #1: Ohio 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 Southeastern Conference 14 181 112 69 .619 12 7 5 .583 10.80 5.80 8 6
2 Pacific-12 Conference 12 156 92 64 .590 8 5 3 .625 8.41 5.41 6 6
3 Atlantic Coast Conference 14 181 103 78 .569 11 4 7 .364 5.67 2.94 3 4
4 Big 12 Conference 10 127 69 58 .543 7 2 5 .286 5.10 3.41 3 3
5 Big Ten Conference 14 181 105 76 .580 10 5 5 .500 4.52 2.29 4 3
6 Independent 4 51 28 23 .549 3 2 1 .667 0.55 -0.82 1 0
7 Mountain West Conference 12 156 79 77 .506 7 3 4 .429 -2.95 -2.48 0 1
8 Conference USA 13 163 81 82 .497 5 4 1 .800 -3.19 -2.91 0 1
9 American Athletic Conference 11 137 62 75 .453 5 2 3 .400 -5.35 -3.25 0 1
10 Mid-American Conference 13 163 73 88 .453 5 2 3 .400 -8.72 -6.78 0 0
11 Sun Belt Conference 11 134 56 78 .418 3 1 2 .333 -9.75 -6.83 0 0

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 8/31 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Ohio State Big Ten 5 8 22 23 22 20 15 13 13 13 13 8 7 7 6 5 1
Oregon Pac-12 3 3 2 2 2 2 12 9 6 5 5 3 3 3 3 3 2
Texas Christian Big 12           25 9 12 10 10 6 5 5 6 4 6 3
Alabama SEC 2 2 3 3 3 3 7 7 4 3 4 4 2 2 1 1 4
Florida State ACC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 5
Michigan State Big Ten 8 7 13 11 9 10 8 8 8 8 7 12 10 10 7 7 5
Baylor Big 12 10 10 8 7 7 7 5 4 12 12 10 6 6 5 5 4 7
Georgia Tech ACC             22         24 17 16 12 10 8
Georgia SEC 12 6 6 13 12 13 13 10 9 9 17 16 9 8 15 13 9
UCLA Pac-12 7 11 12 12 11 8 18   25 25 18 14 11 9 16 14 10
Mississippi State SEC         14 12 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 4 10 8 11
Arizona State Pac-12 19 17 16 15 15   20 17 14 15 11 7 13 13 17 15 12
Wisconsin Big Ten 14 18 18 19 19 17         25 22 14 14 11 17 13
Missouri SEC 24 24 20 18   24 23           19 17 14 16 14
Clemson ACC 16 23 23 22       24 21 22 19 18   23 19 18 15
Boise State MWC                           25 22 21 16
Mississippi SEC 18 15 14 10 10 11 3 3 3 7 12 10 8 18 13 9 17
Kansas State Big 12 20 20 19 20 25 23 17 14 11 11 9 13 12 11 9 11 18
Arizona Pac-12             10 16 15 14 21 17 15 12 8 12 19
Southern California Pac-12 15 14 9 17 18 16   22 20       24     24 20
Utah Pac-12             24 20 19 18 20 25 20   24 23 21
Auburn SEC 6 5 5 5 5 5 2 6 5 4 3 9 16 15 20 19 22
Marshall CUSA               25 23 23 23 21 18 19     23
Louisville ACC   25 21                     24 21 20 24
Memphis American                                 25
School Conf Pre 8/31 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Brigham Young Ind     25 21 20 18                      
Colorado State MWC                       23 22 21      
Duke ACC                   24 22 19 25        
East Carolina American         23 22 19 18 18 21              
Louisiana State SEC 13 12 10 8 17 15     24 16 14 20     23 22  
Minnesota Big Ten                           22      
Nebraska Big Ten 22 19   24 21 19 21 19 16 17 15 11 21   25 25  
North Carolina ACC 23 21                              
Notre Dame Ind 17 16 11 9 8 9 6 5 7 6 8 15          
Oklahoma Big 12 4 4 4 4 4 4 11 11 17 19 16   23 20 18    
Oklahoma State Big 12       25 24 21 16 15                  
South Carolina SEC 9 21 24 14 13                        
Stanford Pac-12 11 13 15 16 16 14 25 23                  
Texas A&M SEC 21 9 7 6 6 6 14 21                  
Virginia Tech ACC     17                            
Washington Pac-12 25                                
West Virginia Big 12                 22 20 24            

Year Leaders

Read more about our data coverage. ▪ An asterisk (*) after a player's name indicates bowl stats are included.

Pass Completions

1. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 392
2. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 375
3. Connor Halliday (WAST) 354
4. Sefo Liufau (CO) 325
5. Jared Goff (CA) 316
6. Cody Kessler* (SCA) 315
7. Anu Solomon* (AZ) 313
8. Jameis Winston* (FLST) 305
9. Marcus Mariota* (OR) 304
10. Trevone Boykin* (TXX) 301
  Pete Thomas (LAMON) 301

Pass Attempts

1. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 617
2. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 552
3. Anu Solomon* (AZ) 540
4. Connor Halliday (WAST) 526
5. Jared Goff (CA) 509
6. Pete Thomas (LAMON) 501
7. Sefo Liufau (CO) 498
8. Trevone Boykin* (TXX) 492
9. Christian Hackenberg* (PAST) 484
10. James Knapke* (BGSU) 483

Passing Yards

1. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 4830
2. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 4736
3. Marcus Mariota* (OR) 4454
4. Garrett Grayson* (COST) 4006
5. Jared Goff (CA) 3973
6. Jameis Winston* (FLST) 3907
7. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 3903
8. Trevone Boykin* (TXX) 3901
9. Connor Halliday (WAST) 3873
10. Bryce Petty* (BAY) 3855

Passing Touchdowns

1. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 49
2. Marcus Mariota* (OR) 42
3. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 40
4. Cody Kessler* (SCA) 39
5. Jared Goff (CA) 35
6. J.T. Barrett* (OHST) 34
7. Trevone Boykin* (TXX) 33
8. Garrett Grayson* (COST) 32
  Connor Halliday (WAST) 32
10. Gunner Kiel* (CIN) 31

Passing Interceptions

1. Tyler Rogers (NMST) 23
2. Blake Decker (NVLV) 18
  Matt Linehan (ID) 18
  Brian Burrell* (FREST) 18
  Jameis Winston* (FLST) 18
6. Dane Evans (TLS) 17
7. Colin Reardon (KENT) 16
8. Sefo Liufau (CO) 15
  P.J. Walker (TEMP) 15
  Michael Brewer* (VATECH) 15
  Christian Hackenberg* (PAST) 15
  Devin Gardner (MI) 15

Rush Attempts

1. Jay Ajayi* (BOISE) 347
2. Melvin Gordon* (WI) 343
3. David Cobb* (MN) 314
4. Jordan Howard (ALBIRM) 306
  Jarvion Franklin* (WMI) 306
6. Cameron Artis-Payne* (AUB) 303
7. James Conner* (PITT) 298
8. Devontae Booker* (UT) 292
9. Anthone Taylor (BUF) 282
10. Jeremy Langford* (MIST) 276
  Donnel Pumphrey* (SDGST) 276
  Javorius Allen* (SCA) 276

Rushing Yards

1. Melvin Gordon* (WI) 2587
2. Tevin Coleman (IN) 2036
3. Ezekiel Elliott* (OHST) 1878
4. Donnel Pumphrey* (SDGST) 1867
5. Jay Ajayi* (BOISE) 1823
6. Devon Johnson* (MARSH) 1767
7. James Conner* (PITT) 1765
8. Samaje Perine* (OK) 1713
9. Kareem Hunt* (TOL) 1631
10. David Cobb* (MN) 1626

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Melvin Gordon* (WI) 29
2. Jay Ajayi* (BOISE) 28
3. James Conner* (PITT) 26
4. Jarvion Franklin* (WMI) 24
5. Keenan Reynolds* (NAVY) 23
6. Kenneth Dixon* (LATECH) 22
  Jeremy Langford* (MIST) 22
8. Samaje Perine* (OK) 21
9. Donnel Pumphrey* (SDGST) 20
10. Ameer Abdullah* (NE) 19

Receptions

1. Amari Cooper* (AL) 124
2. Justin Hardy* (ECAR) 121
3. Kevin White* (WV) 109
4. Nelson Spruce (CO) 106
  Tyler Lockett* (KSST) 106
  Vince Mayle (WAST) 106
7. Nelson Agholor* (SCA) 104
8. Keevan Lucas (TLS) 101
9. Rashad Greene* (FLST) 99
10. Rashard Higgins* (COST) 96

Receiving Yards

1. Rashard Higgins* (COST) 1750
2. Amari Cooper* (AL) 1727
3. Tyler Lockett* (KSST) 1515
4. Justin Hardy* (ECAR) 1494
5. Vince Mayle (WAST) 1483
6. Kevin White* (WV) 1447
7. Corey Davis* (WMI) 1408
8. Rashad Greene* (FLST) 1365
9. Nelson Agholor* (SCA) 1313
10. Tajae Sharpe (MA) 1281

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Rashard Higgins* (COST) 17
2. Amari Cooper* (AL) 16
3. Corey Davis* (WMI) 15
  William Fuller* (NDAME) 15
5. Josh Reynolds* (TXAM) 13
  Titus Davis* (CMI) 13
7. Nelson Spruce (CO) 12
  Devin Smith* (OHST) 12
  Nelson Agholor* (SCA) 12
  Bud Sasser* (MO) 12
  Isiah Myers (WAST) 12

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Jay Ajayi* (BOISE) 397
2. Melvin Gordon* (WI) 362
3. Devontae Booker* (UT) 335
4. David Cobb* (MN) 330
5. Leon Allen* (WKY) 323
6. Jarvion Franklin* (WMI) 321
7. Javorius Allen* (SCA) 317
8. Cameron Artis-Payne* (AUB) 316
9. Jordan Howard (ALBIRM) 315
10. James Conner* (PITT) 303

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Melvin Gordon* (WI) 2740
2. Jay Ajayi* (BOISE) 2358
3. Tevin Coleman (IN) 2177
4. Ezekiel Elliott* (OHST) 2098
5. Donnel Pumphrey* (SDGST) 2027
6. Leon Allen* (WKY) 2018
7. Javorius Allen* (SCA) 1947
8. Devon Johnson* (MARSH) 1888
9. Ameer Abdullah* (NE) 1880
10. James Conner* (PITT) 1835

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Jay Ajayi* (BOISE) 32
  Melvin Gordon* (WI) 32
3. Kenneth Dixon* (LATECH) 28
4. James Conner* (PITT) 26
5. Jarvion Franklin* (WMI) 25
6. Keenan Reynolds* (NAVY) 23
7. Jeremy Langford* (MIST) 22
  Ameer Abdullah* (NE) 22
9. Samaje Perine* (OK) 21
10. Donnel Pumphrey* (SDGST) 20

Total Plays

1. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 713
2. Anu Solomon* (AZ) 677
3. Trevone Boykin* (TXX) 644
4. Fredi Knighten* (ARST) 643
5. Marquise Williams* (NC) 621
6. Pete Thomas (LAMON) 611
7. Dak Prescott* (MSST) 606
8. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 591
9. Cody Fajardo* (NV) 582
10. Marcus Mariota* (OR) 580

Total Yards

1. Marcus Mariota* (OR) 5224
2. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 4812
3. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 4778
4. Trevone Boykin* (TXX) 4608
5. Dak Prescott* (MSST) 4435
6. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 4385
7. Grant Hedrick* (BOISE) 4288
8. Anu Solomon* (AZ) 4084
9. Fredi Knighten* (ARST) 4056
10. Jake Waters* (KSST) 3985

Total Yards Per Play

1. Marcus Mariota* (OR) 9.0
2. Zach Terrell* (WMI) 8.3
3. Garrett Grayson* (COST) 8.3
4. Blake Sims* (AL) 8.1
5. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 8.1
6. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 8.0
7. Connor Cook* (MIST) 7.9
8. J.T. Barrett* (OHST) 7.8
9. Bryce Petty* (BAY) 7.7
10. Jameis Winston* (FLST) 7.6

Total Touchdowns

1. Marcus Mariota* (OR) 57
2. Brandon Doughty* (WKY) 51
3. Rakeem Cato* (MARSH) 48
4. J.T. Barrett* (OHST) 45
5. Cody Kessler* (SCA) 41
  Trevone Boykin* (TXX) 41
  Dak Prescott* (MSST) 41
8. Everett Golson* (NDAME) 37
9. Shane Carden* (ECAR) 36
10. Paxton Lynch* (MEM) 35
  Fredi Knighten* (ARST) 35
  Jared Goff (CA) 35
  Bryce Petty* (BAY) 35
  Blake Sims* (AL) 35

Touchdowns

1. Jay Ajayi* (BOISE) 32
  Melvin Gordon* (WI) 32
3. Kenneth Dixon* (LATECH) 28
4. James Conner* (PITT) 26
5. Jarvion Franklin* (WMI) 25
6. Keenan Reynolds* (NAVY) 23
7. Ameer Abdullah* (NE) 22
  Jeremy Langford* (MIST) 22
9. Samaje Perine* (OK) 21
10. Donnel Pumphrey* (SDGST) 20

Points

1. Melvin Gordon* (WI) 192
  Jay Ajayi* (BOISE) 192
3. Kenneth Dixon* (LATECH) 168
4. James Conner* (PITT) 156
5. Jarvion Franklin* (WMI) 150
6. Jaden Oberkrom* (TXX) 142
7. Keenan Reynolds* (NAVY) 138
8. Roberto Aguayo* (FLST) 136
9. Josh Lambert* (WV) 135
10. Justin Haig* (MARSH) 133

Extra Point Attempts

1. Sean Nuernberger* (OHST) 89
2. Justin Haig* (MARSH) 82
3. Jaden Oberkrom* (TXX) 77
4. Chris Callahan* (BAY) 76
5. Michael Geiger* (MIST) 72
6. Garrett Schwettman* (WKY) 71
7. Dan Goodale* (BOISE) 70
8. Marshall Morgan* (GA) 68
9. Harrison Butker* (GATECH) 66
10. Trevor Samson* (BYU) 63

Extra Points Made

1. Sean Nuernberger* (OHST) 89
2. Justin Haig* (MARSH) 82
3. Jaden Oberkrom* (TXX) 76
4. Chris Callahan* (BAY) 75
5. Michael Geiger* (MIST) 72
6. Garrett Schwettman* (WKY) 70
7. Dan Goodale* (BOISE) 67
  Marshall Morgan* (GA) 67
9. Harrison Butker* (GATECH) 65
10. Trevor Samson* (BYU) 62

Field Goal Attempts

1. Josh Lambert* (WV) 39
2. Jake Elliott* (MEM) 32
3. Scott Secor (BALLST) 30
  Roberto Aguayo* (FLST) 30
5. Sam Ficken* (PAST) 29
  Tyler Tate* (BGSU) 29
7. Andy Phillips* (UT) 28
  Joey Slye* (VATECH) 28
  Casey Skowron* (AZ) 28
  Ammon Lakip* (CLEM) 28
  Ben Grogan* (OKST) 28

Field Goals Made

1. Josh Lambert* (WV) 30
2. Roberto Aguayo* (FLST) 27
3. Scott Secor (BALLST) 25
4. Sam Ficken* (PAST) 24
5. Tyler Tate* (BGSU) 23
  Andy Phillips* (UT) 23
7. Ben Grogan* (OKST) 22
  Jaden Oberkrom* (TXX) 22
  Zane Gonzalez* (AZST) 22
  Ian Frye (VA) 22

Punts

1. Scott Harding (HI) 86
2. Nathan Renfro* (MD) 84
3. Jaron Bentrude* (UTST) 83
  Trevor Pardula (KS) 83
  A.J. Hughes* (VATECH) 83
  Kristian Stern (TXSA) 83
7. Garrett Swanson* (FREST) 82
  Joe Davidson* (BGSU) 82
9. Logan Yunker (NVLV) 81
  Kip Smith* (OKST) 81
  Alexander Kinal (WAKE) 81

Punting Yards

1. Tom Hackett* (UT) 3736
2. Trevor Pardula (KS) 3673
3. Scott Harding (HI) 3554
4. Alexander Kinal (WAKE) 3535
5. Drew Riggleman* (AZ) 3501
6. Joe Davidson* (BGSU) 3497
7. Nathan Renfro* (MD) 3487
8. Kristian Stern (TXSA) 3422
9. Justin Duvernois* (IL) 3388
10. Kip Smith* (OKST) 3385
  Jaron Bentrude* (UTST) 3385

Punt Returns

1. Ryan Switzer* (NC) 37
2. Greg Stroman* (VATECH) 36
3. Keiwone Malone* (MEM) 34
  Demornay Pierson-El* (NE) 34
5. Cameron Echols-Luper* (TXX) 33
6. Adam Humphries* (CLEM) 31
7. Blaise Taylor* (ARST) 29
8. Dante Pettis* (WA) 28
9. Tyreek Hill* (OKST) 27
  Marcus Murphy* (MO) 27

Punt Return Yards

1. Demornay Pierson-El* (NE) 596
2. Tyler Lockett* (KSST) 402
3. Cameron Echols-Luper* (TXX) 349
4. Kaelin Clay* (UT) 346
5. Andre Debose* (FL) 323
6. Lucky Whitehead (FLATL) 311
7. Richard Leonard (FLINT) 309
8. Bruce Natson* (UTST) 292
9. Dante Pettis* (WA) 288
10. Jalin Marshall* (OHST) 283

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Kaelin Clay* (UT) 3
  Demornay Pierson-El* (NE) 3
3. Tyler Lockett* (KSST) 2
  Quan Bray* (AUB) 2
  Ty Montgomery* (STAN) 2
  Isaiah McKenzie* (GA) 2
  Nelson Agholor* (SCA) 2
  Charles Nelson* (OR) 2
  Jamison Crowder* (DUKE) 2
  Bruce Natson* (UTST) 2

Kickoff Returns

1. John Ross* (WA) 38
2. Deion Sanders Jr. (SMETH) 37
  Christion Jones* (AL) 37
  Jacorey Shepherd (KS) 37
5. Tyler Cain (LAMON) 36
  Arkeel Newsome (CT) 36
  Janarion Grant* (RUT) 36
  Phillip Lindsay (CO) 36
9. Amir Carlisle* (NDAME) 35
  Johnny Holton* (CIN) 35

Kickoff Return Yards

1. John Ross* (WA) 938
2. Deandre Reaves* (MARSH) 931
3. Janarion Grant* (RUT) 910
4. Myles Willis* (BC) 895
5. Christion Jones* (AL) 851
6. Phillip Lindsay (CO) 849
7. Jamarcus Nelson (ALBIRM) 843
8. Carlos Henderson* (LATECH) 826
9. R.J. Shelton* (MIST) 793
10. Darius Phillips* (WMI) 792

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Jamarcus Nelson (ALBIRM) 4
2. Mario Alford* (WV) 2
  Marcus Murphy* (MO) 2
  Tyreek Hill* (OKST) 2
  Chandler Worthy (TROY) 2
  Alex Ross* (OK) 2
  Adoree Jackson* (SCA) 2
  Trevor Davis (CA) 2
  Darrius Sims (VAND) 2
  John Ross* (WA) 2
  Autrey Golden* (TXEP) 2

Solo Tackles

1. Eric Kendricks* (UCLA) 101
2. Scooby Wright* (AZ) 99
3. Ben Heeney (KS) 88
  Tyler Matakevich (TEMP) 88
5. Damarious Randall* (AZST) 87
6. Paul Davis* (GATECH) 82
7. Paul Dawson* (TXX) 81
8. Sean Davis* (MD) 80
9. Jared Tevis* (AZ) 79
  Qushaun Lee* (ARST) 79
  Jeremy Timpf (ARMY) 79
  Jonathan Truman* (KSST) 79
  Zach Vigil* (UTST) 79

Assisted Tackles

1. Stanley Andre (MA) 90
  Jovan Santos-Knox (MA) 90
3. David Helton* (DUKE) 84
4. David Mayo (TXST) 82
5. Neville Hewitt* (MARSH) 81
6. Dakota Cox (NM) 77
  Zach Vigil* (UTST) 77
8. Zeek Bigger* (ECAR) 74
9. Antonio Morrison* (FL) 71
  Amarlo Herrera* (GA) 71

Total Tackles

1. Scooby Wright* (AZ) 163
2. Zach Vigil* (UTST) 156
3. David Mayo (TXST) 154
4. Eric Kendricks* (UCLA) 149
5. Jovan Santos-Knox (MA) 143
6. Zeek Bigger* (ECAR) 140
  Mike Hull* (PAST) 140
8. Efrem Oliphant* (HOU) 137
  Nate Holley (KENT) 137
10. Paul Dawson* (TXX) 136

Tackles for Loss

1. Scooby Wright* (AZ) 29
2. Hau'oli Kikaha* (WA) 25
3. Shane Ray* (MO) 22
4. Vic Beasley* (CLEM) 22
5. Nate Orchard* (UT) 21
  Joey Bosa* (OHST) 21
7. Zach Vigil* (UTST) 20
  Derek Barnett* (TN) 20
  Christian Ringo* (LALAF) 20
10. Markus Golden* (MO) 20
  Paul Dawson* (TXX) 20

Sacks

1. Hau'oli Kikaha* (WA) 19
2. Nate Orchard* (UT) 18
3. Shane Ray* (MO) 14
4. Scooby Wright* (AZ) 14
5. Joey Bosa* (OHST) 14
6. Andrew Hudson* (WA) 12
7. Kamalei Correa* (BOISE) 12
  Pete Robertson (TXTECH) 12
  Vic Beasley* (CLEM) 12
10. Christian Ringo* (LALAF) 12
  Myles Garrett* (TXAM) 12

Interception Return Yards

1. Gerod Holliman* (LOU) 245
2. Xavier Woods* (LATECH) 230
3. William Likely* (MD) 170
4. Senquez Golson* (MS) 162
5. Tavon Young (TEMP) 153
6. Brian Walker* (NC) 149
7. Calvin Munson* (SDGST) 146
8. Adrian McDonald* (HOU) 145
9. Richard Leonard (FLINT) 144
10. Daniel Gonzales* (NAVY) 134

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Richard Leonard (FLINT) 2
  Ishmael Adams* (UCLA) 2
  Jeff Schoettmer* (NC) 2
  Xavier Woods* (LATECH) 2
  Rj Williamson* (MIST) 2
  Donte Deayon* (BOISE) 2
  John Timu* (WA) 2
  Wonderful Terry* (WKY) 2
  Brison Williams* (SC) 2
  William Likely* (MD) 2

Passes Defended

1. Troy Hill* (OR) 18
2. Ronald Zamort* (WMI) 17
  Donald Celiscar* (WMI) 17
  Darryl Roberts* (MARSH) 17
5. Justis Nelson (TXTECH) 16
6. Jacorey Shepherd (KS) 15
  Paris Logan* (NIL) 15
  Kendall Fuller* (VATECH) 15
9. Randall Jette (MA) 14
  Robertson Daniel* (BYU) 14