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THE AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Table Of Contents American Athletic Conference Football................................... 2 Commissioner Mike Aresco........................................................ 3 15 Park Row West • Providence, Rhode Island 02903 Switchboard - 401.244-3278 • Communications - 401.453.0660 www.TheAmerican.org

Conference Staff........................................................................4-7 Future Membership...................................................................... 8 Bowl Championship Series......................................................... 9 American Bowl Lineup............................................................... 10

American Athletic Conference Staff

National Bowl Calendar............................................................. 11

Commissioner.......................................................................................................................Mike Aresco Senior Associate Commissioner (Football & Marketing) ................................. Nick Carparelli, Jr. Senior Associate Commissioner (Administration)........................................ Donna DeMarco Egan Senior Associate Commissioner (Men’s Basketball)...................................................Paul Brazeau Senior Associate Commissioner (Broadcasting & Digital Content)........................ Tom Odjakjian Chief Financial Officer..........................................................................................................John Larson Associate Commissioner (Compliance and SWA Liaison) ................................Jennifer Condaras Associate Commissioner (Women’s Basketball).................................................Danielle Donehew Associate Commissioner (Olympic Sports)................................................................James Siedliski Assistant Commissioner (Women’s Basketball Officiating)...................................Barbara Jacobs Senior Director of Digital Media.....................................................................................Mark Hodgkin Director of Business Affairs...................................................................................................Sue Eaton Director of Communications..............................................................................................Sara Naggar Director of Communications.......................................................................................... Chuck Sullivan Director of Compliance.................................................................................................... Kenny Schank Director of Football & Video Administration................................................................Michael Costa Director of Men’s Basketball Operations................................................................... Shawn Murphy Director of Sport Administration.................................................................................... Kristen Brown Director of Sport Administration................................................................................ Bobby Weygand Assistant Director of Broadcast Scheduling..............................................................Michael Coyne Assistant Director of Sport Administration................................................................. Patrick Colbert Coordinator of Football Officiating................................................................................ Terry McAulay Branding and Event Coordinator.......................................................................Catherine Carmignani Digital Communications Coordinator............................................................................... Jamie Corun Assistant to the Commissioner......................................................................................Lisa Zanecchia Executive Administrative Assistant...................................................................................Lois DeBlois Administrative Assistant.................................................................................................. Wanda Factor Administrative Assistant....................................................................................................... Linda Yates Receptionist.................................................................................................................. Kathy Kirkpatrick Communications Assistant................................................................................................Megan Erbes Communications Assistant..................................................................................................Jordan Ozer Digital Network Assistant..................................................................................................Allison White

American Athletic Conference Notebook.........................12-13 Officiating Performance Standards......................................... 14 Instant Replay.............................................................................. 15 The American On Television................................................16-17 2013 Nonconference Opponents........................................18-20 The Teams UCF Knights.............................................................................21-26

School Quick Facts.............................................................. 21

Storylines & Schedule........................................................ 22

Coaching Staff...................................................................... 23

Coaching Records............................................................... 24

2012 Statistics & Results.................................................... 25

Year-By-Year Results.......................................................... 26

Cincinnati Bearcats...............................................................27-32 UConn Huskies.......................................................................33-38 Houston Cougars...................................................................39-44 Louisville Cardinals................................................................45-50 Memphis Tigers......................................................................51-56 Rutgers Scarlet Knights........................................................57-62 USF Bulls.................................................................................63-68 SMU Mustangs......................................................................69-74 Temple Owls...........................................................................75-80

American Athletic Confrence Almanac Series Results.........................................................................82-84 National Award Winners......................................................85-89 All-Time Polls........................................................................90-100 All-Time Bowl Appearances................................................... 101 Composite Bowl Won-Loss Records..................................... 102 National Bowl Results.......................................................103-107 American Athletic Conference Media Services................. 108 Media Relations Directory......................................................IBC

Credits Editor:

Chuck Sullivan

Editorial Assistance: Sara Naggar, Megan Erbes, Jordan Ozer Printing:

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Photography: Ben Solomon, Associated Press, J. Meric, Bruce Schwartzman and member school communications offices. Cover photo by Ben Solomon. Special Thanks: The American Athletic Conference would like to thank the athletics communications departments of its member schools for their valuable assistance and cooperation in producing this publication.

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THE AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Not entirely unlike the nation that provides its namesake, the American Athletic Conference was born from an ideal in which members with ambitious goals are provided with the means to succeed in their quests for excellence. With roots that extend to three conferences, the American Athletic Conference membership in 2013 – its debut season – consists of 10 institutions: the University of Central Florida, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Connecticut, the University of Houston, the University of Louisville, the University of Memphis, Rutgers University, Southern Methodist University, the University of South Florida and Temple University. In 2014-15, East Carolina University, Tulane University and the University of Tulsa come aboard. The 2015-16 season sees the U.S. Naval Academy join the ranks in football only. The American, which operated as the Big East Conference from 1979 to 2013, will immediately take a place at the forefront of Division I athletics, with schools that have played in a combined five Bowl Championship Series games, won four NCAA men’s basketball titles since 1999, and won eight NCAA women’s basketball championships since 1995. Among the league’s 2013 members, seven of The American’s 10 football teams have been ranked in the top 13 in the BCS since 2006. Eight of the 10 teams have been in the BCS top 25 in that span. The 2013-14 membership will also include the most recent NCAA men’s basketball (Louisville) and women’s basketball (UConn) champions. The 2013 season will mark the final year of a six-year arrangement with ESPN that gives The American national exposure on ABC television and the ESPN family of networks. ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC will carry a minimum of 19 American home football games each season. Championship Week in December includes three American games on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. At least four American games are featured on ESPN’s Thursday-night package. In addition, ESPN Regional Television will continue to produce and distribute its Game of the Week package to a nationally syndicated audience, reaching more than 30 million homes. Most of these games also will be available as part of the ESPN GamePlan subscription service. Finally, a minimum of five home games will be carried on ESPNU. Following the 2013 football season, the American Athletic Conference enters new television partnerships with ESPN and CBS Sports 2 • 2013 American Athletic Conference Football  

which will give the conference unprecedented national exposure. The football portion of the contract, which begins in the 2014 season, calls for nearly 90 percent of conference-controlled games on national broadcast or national cable platforms. The first American Athletic Conference Football Championship, which will be played in 2015, will be carried either on ABC or ESPN on Championship Saturday. In men’s basketball, the new television deal calls for all conference-controlled games to be televised, with more than 63 percent slotted for national broadcast or national cable – a minimum of 107 games. The entire postseason tournament will be televised, including the championship game, which will be either on ABC or ESPN. Sixty percent of the American’s women’s basketball games will be carried on either national cable, regional sports networks or ESPN3. American Athletic Conference teams will have access to the pinnacle of college football’s postseason structure, both in the coming season and beyond. In 2013-14, the league champion will receive an automatic bid for the final edition of the Bowl Championship Series, including a spot in the VIZIO National Championship Game if it is ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the final BCS standings. Moving forward, The American champion would be chosen for the College Football Playoff semifinals if it is among the top four teams following the regular season. Otherwise, the league would place its champion in either the Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl or Peach Bowl if it is ranked higher than the champions of Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference and the Sun Belt Conference. The American has additional partnerships with a number of bowl games that match conference teams against opponents from the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big 12 Conference, the Southeastern Conference and Conference USA. The Russell Athletic Bowl has the first selec-

tion of American teams after the conference’s BCS representative is determined. The Atlantic Coast Conference will provide the opposition for the Russell Athletic Bowl, which is played in Orlando, Fla. The American also is a partner with the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, N.C. Played in Bank of America Stadium, the Belk Bowl will select its American Athletic Conference participant after the Russell Athletic Bowl with the ACC again providing the opponent. The American and the Big 12 conferences partner for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in New York City. In the event that the Big 12 is unable to send an eligible team to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Notre Dame could step in as the American team’s opponent. An American representative will face either an opponent from the Southeastern Conference or the Conference USA champion as part of arrangements with the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala., and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis. The league also holds a partnership with the Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl pairs the American representative against an opponent from Conference USA. The postseason lineup gives American Athletic Conference teams access to at least six postseason games. The American Athletic Conference administers to its membership from a state-of-the-art office located in Providence, R.I. The location of the conference headquarters – just steps from the city’s Amtrak station and 10 minutes from T.F. Green International Airport – gives the conference easy access to its member schools. The conference headquarters is equipped with a complete video production studio and small- and large-scale meeting rooms to accommodate the many coaches’ and administrators’ meetings held on-site each year.


CONFERENCE STAFF Mike Aresco Commissioner Mike Aresco, one of the most influential leaders in sports television and collegiate sports, was named Commissioner of the Big East Conference on August 14, 2012, and has overseen the successful rebranding of the league as the American Athletic Conference. In his first year as commissioner, Aresco has overseen a strategic reinvention of the Conference which will keep The American at the forefront of Division I college athletics. By the 2015-16 academic year, the American Athletic Conference will include 11 all-sports members and Navy as a football-playing member. The Conference will launch a football championship game for the first time in 2015 and is the first league to explore staging its own postseason bowl game. Aresco’s first months were marked by his successful efforts to ensure the Conference’s place within the College Football Playoff – the new system that will determine the national champion, beginning in 2014. Aresco was instrumental in securing the arrangement that will put the American Athletic Conference champion in a New Year’s Day system bowl if it is the highest-ranked team among the champions of five conferences. In the wake of the changes created by college sports realignment, Aresco moved quickly to solidify the conference, leading negotiations that resulted in the most favorable financial terms for the conference’s football schools, after the withdrawal of the non-football-playing schools, who were referred to unofficially as the Catholic 7. He simultaneously led the negotiations that resulted in television contracts with ESPN and CBS Sports, which will give the American Athletic Conference unprecedented national exposure with the two industry leaders in sports television. Aresco then quickly and successfully organized the process whereby the conference was renamed the American Athletic Conference – a name that was immediately accepted in the college landscape – and he also oversaw the process that resulted in the new conference’s popular graphic identity. He has also successfully worked with the conference schools to arrive at an equitable distribution of existing revenue for the current and new conference institutions, bringing about a period of cohesiveness that is unprecedented in the league’s history. He has restructured the conference office staff to maximize efficiency and better serve the needs of the membership. Among his other significant accomplishments on behalf of the American Athletic Conference

was the spearheading of expansion efforts, which resulted in the addition of Tulane University and the University of Tulsa and the transition to membership in all sports for East Carolina University, which was originally admitted to the league for football only; the planning for a conference digital network; successful negotiations for the 2014 men’s and women’s basketball championships at FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn., and Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., respectively; and the launching of a brand marketing campaign. He is currently working on the conference’s future bowl lineup. Aresco came to the conference from CBS Sports where he was Executive Vice President, Programming. He was responsible for all college sports programming for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network. Aresco oversaw the acquisition and management of CBS Sports college properties, including the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, regular-season college basketball and football, conference basketball championship games, football bowl games and other programming. His responsibilities included game selection and scheduling, dayto-day operations, contract negotiations, identification of future acquisitions, development of programming strategies and coordination of new media and marketing initiatives. Aresco played an integral role in the landmark deal that created the CBS Sports-Turner Broadcasting partnership, which resulted in the acquisition of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship rights through 2024. He managed the complex 14-year agreement that provides expanded national broadcast and cable coverage of the NCAA basketball championship. Aresco also was instrumental in the CBS Television Network’s groundbreaking bundled rights agreement with the NCAA which granted CBS exclusive rights to the NCAA Tournament from 2003 through 2010. The 2010 NCAA Championship won a Sports Emmy in the Outstanding Playoff Coverage category. Aresco also played a key role in negotiating NCAA marketing agreements and in creating a partnership with IMG and the NCAA to assist in acquiring new NCAA corporate sponsors. He also was a significant contributor in the development of new media platforms for the NCAA Championship, including March Madness on Demand, a highly successful streaming platform. In 2008, Aresco negotiated a historic 15-year agreement with the Southeastern Conference to televise the league’s football and basketball games. The agreement also provided mul-

tiple new media rights for CBS, CBS Sports Network and CBS Interactive. He forged numerous basketball agreements with major conferences, including the Big East, ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 and Big 12. Aresco recently negotiated 10-year extensions of the Army-Navy and Notre Dame-Navy football rivalries. Aresco was the creator and executive producer of The Tony Barnhart Show, the critically- acclaimed college football show, as well as Courtside with Seth Davis, a highly-regarded weekly show devoted to college basketball, both of which air on the CBS Sports Network. In 2004, he was appointed by the late NCAA President Myles Brand to the Basketball Partnership, a select panel whose mission was to explore ways to improve and promote college basketball. He is a charter member of the steering committee of the Columbia University/ New York City Chapter of the National Football Foundation and serves on the board of the National Sports Marketing Network. Aresco joined CBS Sports from ESPN where he was responsible for overseeing the acquisition, scheduling and development of long-term strategies for all ESPN college sports properties. Earlier in his tenure at ESPN, he was responsible for programming a wide variety of sports properties, including College Football Association, Big 10, and Pac-10 college football, NCAA events, including early rounds of the NCAA basketball tournament, the College World Series and various professional sports events, including thoroughbred racing, Top Rank Boxing, CFL football, Australian Rules Football, rodeo and yachting. He was the architect of ESPN’s signature Thursday night college football series and helped develop ESPN’s Bowl Week. He joined ESPN in 1984 as Counsel and was named Assistant General Counsel in 1988 before moving to the programming department. Aresco is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Tufts University (B.A., magna cum laude, history), the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts (M.A., international relations), where he held a John Moors Cabot Scholarship, and the University of Connecticut Law School (J.D.). He practiced law privately in Hartford, Conn., for several years. Aresco and his wife, Sharon, have two adult sons, Matthew, an Emmy-nominated television producer who owns a production company in Connecticut, and Brett, an aspiring actor who lives in New York City.

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CONFERENCE STAFF Nick Carparelli, Jr. Senior Associate Commissioner (Football & Marketing) Nick Carparelli joined the conference staff in 2002 as an associate commissioner and was promoted to his current position in 2009. He is the conference’s primary football administrator, overseeing operations, officiating, bowl relationships, television and scheduling. Carparelli also serves as the conference’s liaison with the league’s sponsorship and marketing partners. During his tenure with the conference, Carparelli has become one of the foremost administrators in college football. He serves as chair of the NCAA Football Issues Committee and its postseason bowl licensing subcommittee and formerly served on the NCAA Rules Committee. Carparelli’s annual work with constructing the conference schedule has helped contribute to some of the highest-rated telecasts in college football history. He was instrumental in the assembly of the conference’s current bowl structure — its most lucrative and successful group of partnerships in league history — and led the way in the creation of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. He also helped establish the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla. Before coming to the conference, Carparelli had been the director of operations for the New

Donna DeMarco Egan Senior Associate Commissioner (Administration) England Patriots during their first Super Bowl championship season. Working with legendary head coach Bill Belichick, Carparelli coordinated team travel, directed the club’s summer training camp, was involved with player personnel and supervised gameday operations. He also coordinated all aspects of the Patriots’ participation in Super Bowl XXXVI. Before working for the Patriots, Carparelli was a football administrator at the University of Notre Dame, where he coordinated all recruiting efforts, created travel and gameday itineraries and oversaw NCAA football compliance matters. He spent two years as a graduate assistant coach at Syracuse University, where he helped the Orange to a win against Colorado in the 1993 Fiesta Bowl. Between Notre Dame and Syracuse, Carparelli assisted in the recruitment of several players who moved on to the NFL, including Donovan McNabb and Justin Tuck. Originally from Cheshire, Conn., Carparelli is a 1990 graduate of Worcester Polytechnic University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He added a master’s degree from Syracuse in 1994.

John Larson Chief Financial Officer John Larson joined the conference staff as Interim Chief Financial Officer in February 2013 and was appointed on a full-time basis in July. Larson, who holds CPA and CCM designations, oversees all accounting and financial policies for the American Athletic Conference. Larson has an extensive background in treasury operations and accounting experience in the financial services, insurance and public accounting industries. Larson holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Georgetown University and earned a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Hartford. 4 • 2013 American Athletic Conference Football  

Donna DeMarco Egan has been part of the conference staff since 1988 and has been Senior Associate Commissioner for Administration since 2009. She is responsible for the daily management of the conference office and represents and assists the commissioner with overall administration and management of league matters. Before taking on her current role, DeMarco had been Associate Commissioner for Women’s Basketball from 2006-09 and was Associate Commissioner for Olympic Sports from 1996-2006. She began her career as an administrative assistant for Public Relations & Championships in 1988 before being promoted to Director of Championship Operations and subsequently Assistant Commissioner for Championships. DeMarco is a 1987 graduate of the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism.

Tom Odjakjian Senior Associate Commissioner (Broadcasting & Digital Content) Tom Odjakjian has served as Associate Commissioner at the conference since 1995. His primary responsibilities include television negotiations for all sports, football television scheduling and assembly of the annual men’s basketball schedule. Odjakjian was promoted to his current position in 2013. Before coming to the conference office, Odjakjian served various roles at ESPN from 1981-94, including as the director of college sports. He was responsible for negotiation, acquisition, scheduling and budget supervision for the network’s collegiate sports programming. Odjakjian also served as Associate Commissioner of the Eastern College Athletic Conference and Assistant Sports Information Director at Princeton University. Odjakjian is a 1976 graduate of Lafayette with a degree in economics and business.


CONFERENCE STAFF

Paul Brazeau Senior Associate Commissioner (Men’s Basketball)

Jennifer Condaras Associate Commissioner (Compliance)

Terry McAulay Coordinator of Football Officiating

Paul Brazeau joined the conference staff in 2012 as Senior Associate Commissioner for Men’s Basketball. Brazeau is the lead administrator for all facets of the league’s men’s basketball operations, including direct involvement with coaches, administrators, game officials, television partners and sponsors. Before joining the conference, Brazeau served as Vice President of Basketball Operations for the National Basketball Association. He worked with the NBA for more than a decade, overseeing game operations, scheduling, playing rules, conduct and discipline. Brazeau was the head men’s basketball coach at Hartford from 1992-2000 and has been as assistant at Ohio State and Boston College. A native of North Adams, Mass., Brazeau earned a bachelor’s degree from Boston College in 1981 and added a master’s degree from that institution in 1988.

Jennifer Condaras was promoted to her current role as Associate Commissioner for Compliance in 2012. She had been an Assistant Commissioner since she joined the conference in 2006. Condaras’ responsibilities include coordination and administration of the conference’s day-to-day compliance services with member institutions. She provides interpretative support and rules education and is a liaison to the Senior Woman Administrators Committee. Before joining the conference staff, Condaras had served as Director of Compliance at Georgia Tech from 2001-05. She joined the Yellow Jacket staff as an assistant director in 1999. A native of Charleston, W.Va., Condaras earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in sport management from West Virginia University.

Terry McAulay has been the conference’s Coordinator of Football Officiating since 2008. He is responsible for the development, training, recruitment and evaluation of football officials within the conference. McAulay has served as an NFL referee since 2001 and he has worked five conference championship games and two Super Bowls (XXXIX and XLIII). He was a side judge for four years before becoming a referee. Before working at the NFL, McAulay was a referee with the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. His college officiating career began in 1989. While working for the ACC, McAulay was the referee for the 1998 BCS Championship Game which was played at the Orange Bowl in Miami. McAulay earned a bachelor’s degree from LSU in 1981 and master’s degree from Johns Hopkins in 1989.

Danielle Donehew Associate Commissioner (Women’s Basketball)

James Siedliski Associate Commissioner (Olympic Sports)

Michael Costa Director of Football & Video Administration

Danielle Donehew has served as the conference’s Associate Commissioner for Women’s Basketball since 2009. Donehew oversees all aspects of women’s basketball operations, including television, scheduling, branding and messaging, and management of the conference championship. She is the primary liaison between the conference and member institutions in women’s basketball matters. Before coming to the conference, Donehew had been Executive Vice President of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, where she was involved with all areas of the franchise’s operations. She also spent seven years in various capacities at the University of Tennessee, most recently as Assistant Athletic Director for Women’s Basketball. Donehew is a graduate of Georgia Tech, where she was a member of the Yellow Jacket basketball team.

James Siedliski was promoted to his current position of Associate Commissioner for Olympic Sports in 2006. He serves as the league’s primary Olympic sports administrator, overseeing management and operations of the conference’s 21 Olympic sport programs. Siedliski has been a member of the NCAA Divsion I Men’s Lacrosse Committee for the past two years and will chair the committee in 2013. Siedliski came to the conference in 1998 as Director of Sport Administration and was promoted to Assistant Commissioner for Sport Administration in 2000. Before coming to the conference, Siedliski had been Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of USA Track & Field. Siedliski is a 1989 graduate of Rutgers University.

Michael Costa joined the full-time conference staff in 2011 as Assistant Director of Football & Video Administration and was promoted to his current position in 2013. Costa assists in all football administrative tasks and coordinates the conference’s football video operations. Costa spent the 2010-11 season as the conference’s football and video administration assistant. Before coming to the conference, Costa served as a football game day operations intern with the Atlantic Coast Conference and assisted with the South Florida Host Committee for Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. Originally from Lynchburg, Va., Costa is a graduate of Guilford College and holds a master’s degree in sports management from Florida State University.

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CONFERENCE STAFF Mark Hodgkin Director of Digital Media Mark Hodgkin joined the conference staff in 2009 as Director of Internet Services. He was named Senior Director of Digital Media in 2013. Hodgkin is responsible for the conference’s new media efforts, including the official website, social media platforms and online marketing. He also assists in the management of The American’s Digital Network. Hodgkin came to the conference from Boston College, where he served as an Athletic Marketing and Media Relations Assistant. He also previously served as Director of Marketing at Bryant University. Hodgkin is a 2006 graduate of the University of Texas. He added a master’s degree from Bryant University in 2008. Hodgkin is active with the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators and with the Sports Video Group. He is also on the planning board of the Collegiate Athletics Internet/Digital Association

Barbara Jacobs

Assistant Commissioner, Women’s Basketball Officiating Joined Conference Staff: 1995

Susan Eaton

Director of Business Affairs Joined Conference Staff: 1991

Sara Naggar

Kenny Schank

Director of Compliance Joined Conference Staff: 2008

Shawn Murphy

Director of Men’s Basketball Operations Joined Conference Staff: 2001

Bobby Weygand

Director of Communications

Director of Sport Administration

Joined Conference Staff: 2010

Joined Conference Staff: 2004

Chuck Sullivan Director of Communications Chuck Sullivan was named Director of Communications at the conference in August 2007. He serves as the primary external relations contact for football and men’s basketball and is the media relations coordinator for the conference’s annual baseball championship. Sullivan served as Director of Athletic Communications at Harvard from 2003-07, where he managed the external and internal communications efforts for the nation’s largest intercollegiate athletics program. Sullivan also served as Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications at Bryant from 1999-2003. He was Sports Information Director at the UMass Boston from 1995-99 and served as an Athletic Communications Assistant at Princeton from 1993-95. Sullivan is a 1993 graduate of Boston University with a degree in broadcasting and film.

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Kristen Brown

Director of Sport Administration Joined Conference Staff: 2010

Patrick Colbert

Assistant Director of Sport Administration Joined Conference Staff: 2012

Michael Coyne

Assistant Director of Broadcast Scheduling Joined Conference Staff: 2006

Catherine Carmignani

Branding & Event Coordinator Joined Conference Staff: 2012


CONFERENCE STAFF Jamie Corun

Digital Communications Coordinator Joined Conference Staff: 2012

Megan Erbes

Lisa Zanecchia

Assistant to the Commissioner Joined Conference Staff: 1982

Jordan Ozer

Lois DeBlois

Senior Administrative Assistant for Basketball & Administration Joined Conference Staff: 1991

Allison White

Communications Assistant

Communications Assistant

Digital Network Assistant

Joined Conference Staff: 2013

Joined Conference Staff: 2013

Joined Conference Staff: 2013

Administrative Assistant

Wanda Factor

Administrative Assistant

Linda Yates

Kathy Kirkpatrick

Joined Conference Staff: 1999

Joined Conference Staff: 2002

Joined Conference Staff: 1990

Receptionist

American Athletic Conference Headquarters The American Athletic Conference administers to its membership from a state-of-the-art office located in Providence, Rhode Island. The location of the conference headquarters — situated just steps from the city’s Amtrak station and 10 minutes from T.F. Green International Airport — gives the conference easy access to its member schools and a direct connection to all of the major cities in the Northeast. The conference has been in its current location since 2010. The office is equipped with a complete video production studio, and small- and large-scale meeting rooms to easily accommodate the many coaches’ and administrators’ meetings held on-site each year.

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LOOKING AHEAD Future Membership

By the 2015-16 academic year, the American Athletic Conference will consist of 12 institutions spanning 10 states.

University of Central Florida

University of Cincinnati

University of Connecticut

East Carolina University

University of Houston

University of Memphis

Orlando, Fla.

Greenville, N.C.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Houston, Texas

Storrs, Conn.

Memphis, Tenn.

United States Naval Academy

University of South Florida

Southern Methodist University

Temple University

Tulane University

University of Tulsa

Annapolis, Md.

Philadelphia, Pa.

Tampa, Fla.

New Orleans, La.

Dallas, Texas

Tulsa, Okla.

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THE BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES About the BCS

The 2013-14 season will be the 16th year for the BCS, which is a fivegame arrangement that is designed to match the two top-rated teams in a national championship game and to create exciting and competitive match-ups among eight other highly regarded teams in four other bowl games. It enhances the importance of the regular season and maintains the bowl system for the benefit of the game. It has been undeniably successful in achieving those goals; college football has never been more popular, and the BCS is a significant reason for that. Additionally, it has provided more access to the major bowls, more television exposure, and more postseason revenue than ever before. The five bowl games are the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, the Discover Orange Bowl, the Rose Bowl Game Presented by VIZIO, the Allstate Sugar Bowl, and the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship Game, which will be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The BCS is an event managed by the 10 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision conferences, all of them “BCS Conferences,” and the independent institutions through a series of contracts among bowls and television networks. The conferences are the American Athletic, Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Conference USA, Mid-American, Mountain West, Sun Belt, Pacific, and Southeastern.

College Football Playoff Coming In 2014-15

Beginning with the 2014-15 season, college football will enter a new four-team playoff era. The format is simple: the best four teams, two semifinals played in bowl games and a championship game played in a different city each year. It’s the best of all worlds and the biggest innovation in the sport in decades.

BCS Automatic Qualifications

1. The top two teams in the final BCS Standings will play in the National Championship Game. 2. The champions of the American Athletic, Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and Southeastern Conferences will have automatic berths in one of the participating bowls each year through the 2013 regular season. 3. The champion of Conference USA, the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference or the Sun Belt Conference will earn an automatic berth in a BCS bowl game if either: a:) Such team is ranked in the top 12 of the final BCS Standings, or b:) Such team is ranked in the top 16 of the final BCS Standings and its ranking in the final BCS Standings is higher than that of a champion of a conference that has an annual automatic berth in one of the BCS bowls. No more than one such team from Conference USA, the MidAmerican Conference, the Mountain West Conference, and the Sun Belt Conference shall earn an automatic berth in any year. (Note: A second team could be eligible for at-large selection.) If two or more teams from those conferences satisfy the provisions for an automatic berth, then the team with the highest finish in the final BCS Standings will receive the automatic berth, and the remaining team or teams will be in the pool of teams eligible for selection by the bowls as at-large teams.

6. If any of the 10 slots remain open after application of provisions 1 through 5, and if no team qualifies under paragraph No. 5 and an atlarge team from a conference with an annual automatic berth for its champion is ranked No. 4 in the final BCS Standings, that team will become an automatic qualifier, provided that no at-large team from the same conference qualifies for the NCG.

Pool of Eligible Teams

If berths are available after the automatic qualifiers have been identified, then the bowls shall select at-large participants from the “pool of eligible teams,” which shall include any Bowl Subdivision team that is bowl-eligible and meets the following requirements: A. H  as won at least nine regular-season games, and B. Is among the top 14 teams in the final BCS Standings

Revenue

Each conference whose team qualifies automatically for the BCS receives approximately $23.9 million in net revenue. A second team brings an additional $6.3 million to its conference. Notre Dame receives $1.97 million. Army, Navy and Brigham Young also receive $100,000 each, and each of the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision conferences receives $250,000:

2013-14 BCS Schedule Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO January 1, 2014 4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, Calif.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

January 1, 2014 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.

Allstate Sugar Bowl

January 2, 2014 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN Mercedez-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.

Discover Orange Bowl

January 3, 2014 8 p.m. ET, ESPN Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.

4. Notre Dame will have an automatic berth if it is in the top eight of the final BCS Standings. 5. If any of the 10 slots remain open after application of provisions 1 through 4, and an at-large team from a conference with an annual automatic berth for its champion is ranked No. 3 in the final BCS Standings, that team will become an automatic qualifier, provided that no at-large team from the same conference qualifies for the National Championship Game.

VIZIO BCS National Championship January 6, 2014 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, Calif.

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BOWL PARTNERSHIPS The Lineup

In addition to the Bowl Championship Series, the American Athletic Conference also has agreements with a number of other postseason bowl games. The conference’s current lineup, which began in the 2010 season, has The American paired against three of the other five automatic-qualifying Bowl Championship Series conferences in the postseason. The American is in the final year of a four-year agreement with Florida Citrus Sports and the Russell Athletic Bowl to send a team to the Orlando, Fla., game. The Russell Athletic Bowl will have the first selection from The American after the league’s BCS representative has been determined. The American Athletic Conference’s opponent in the Russell Athletic Bowl will be from the Atlantic Coast Conference. The American extended its agreement with the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, N.C., through the 2013 season as well. The Belk Bowl will have the American’s third selection, after the BCS and Russell Athletic Bowl. The conference has been aligned with the Belk Bowl since the inception of the game in 2002. The game has averaged more than 62,000 fans and was named one of the five best startups in sports in the previous five years by Sports Business Journal. The 2010 season featured the introduction of a new bowl game in New York City when the New Era Pinstripe Bowl was played at Yankee Stadium. The New Era Pinstripe Bowl pits the fourth overall selection from The American against a team from the Big 12 Conference. In the event that the Big 12 is unable to supply a team for the game, Notre Dame could step in as the opponent of The American’s representative. The American also has longstanding deals with the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala., and the Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla. The conference additionally has an agreement with the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn. The American will send teams to two of those three games in the 2013 season. The BBVA Compass Bowl pairs an American Athletic Conference team against an opponent from the Southeastern Conference at Legion Field in Birmingham. If an American team is chosen for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, the conference’s representative would face either the Conference USA champion or an opponent from the Southeastern Conference. The Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl will be played for the fifth time in 2013. The American representative will face a Conference USA opponent at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

Russell Athletic Bowl

Florida Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Fla. Dec. 28, 2013 • ESPN

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Belk Bowl

Bank of America Stadium • Charlotte, N.C. Dec. 28, 2013 • ESPN

vs.

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium • Bronx, N.Y. Dec. 28, 2013 • ESPN

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BBVA Compass Bowl

Legion Field • Birmingham, Ala. Jan. 4, 2014 • ESPN

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AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, Tenn. Dec. 31, 2013 • ESPN

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Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl

Tropicana Field • St. Petersburg, Fla. Dec. 23, 2013 • ESPN

The Russell Athletic Bowl is played at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

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2013-14 BOWL CALENDAR Date Dec. 21 Dec. 21 Dec. 21 Dec. 21 Dec. 23 Dec. 24 Dec. 26 Dec. 26 Dec. 27 Dec. 27 Dec. 27 Dec. 28 Dec. 28 Dec. 28 Dec. 28 Dec. 30 Dec. 30 Dec. 30 Dec. 30 Dec. 31 Dec. 31 Dec. 31 Dec. 31 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 2 Jan. 3 Jan. 3 Jan. 4 Jan. 5 Jan. 7

Bowl Game Gildan New Mexico Bowl newmexicobowl.com Maaco Bowl Las Vegas lvbowl.com Famous Idaho Potato Bowl idahopotatobowl.com R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl neworleansbowl.com Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg stpetersburgbowl.com Sheraton Hawaii Bowl sheratonhawaiibowl.com Little Caesars Pizza Bowl littlecaesarspizzabowl.com San Diego Co. Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl poinsettiabowl.net Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman militarybowl.org Texas Bowl meinekecarcarebowloftexas.org Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl kraftbowl.com New Era Pinstripe Bowl newerapinstripebowl.com Belk Bowl belkbowl.com Russell Athletic Bowl fcsports.com Buffalo Wild Wings buffalowildwingsbowl.org Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl armedforcesbowl.com Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl musiccitybowl.com Valero Alamo Bowl valeroalamobowl.com Holiday Bowl holidaybowl.com AdvoCare V100 Bowl advocarev100bowl.org Hyundai Sun Bowl sunbowl.org AutoZone Liberty Bowl autozonelibertybowl.org Chick-Fil-A Bowl chick-fil-abowl.com TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl gatorbowl.com Heart of Dallas Bowl theheartofdallas.org Capital One Bowl fcsports.com Outback Bowl outbackbowl.com Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO tournamentofroses.com Tostitos Fiesta Bowl fiestabowl.org Allstate Sugar Bowl allstatesugarbowl.com Discover Orange Bowl orangebowl.org AT&T Cotton Bowl attcottonbowl.com BBVA Compass Bowl bbvacompassbowl.com GoDaddy Bowl godaddybowl.com Vizio BCS National Championship bcsfootball.org

Conference Matchup Mountain West vs. Pac-12 Mountain West vs. Pac-12 Mid-American vs. Western Athletic Conference USA vs. Sun Belt American vs. Conference USA Conference USA vs. Mountain West Big Ten vs. Mid-American Mountain West vs. BYU Atlantic Coast vs. Army Big Ten vs. Big 12 Pac-12 vs. Brigham Young Big 12 vs. American Atlantic Coast vs. American Atlantic Coast vs. American Big Ten vs. Big 12 Mountain West vs. Navy Atlantic Coast vs. Southeastern Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Big 12 vs. Pac-12 Atlantic Coast vs. Southeastern Atlantic Coast vs. Pac-12 Southeastern/American vs. Conference USA/American Atlantic Coast vs. Southeastern Big Ten vs. Southeastern Big Ten vs. Conference USA Big Ten vs. Southeastern Big Ten vs. Southeastern BCS vs. BCS BCS vs. BCS BCS vs. BCS BCS vs. BCS Big 12 vs. Southeastern American vs. Southeastern Mid-American vs. Sun Belt BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2

Site Albuquerque, N.M. University Stadium Las Vegas, Nev. Sam Boyd Stadium Boise, Idaho Bronco Stadium New Orleans, La. Mercedez-Benz Superdome St. Petersburg, Fla. Tropicana Field Honolulu, Hawaii Aloha Stadium Detroit, Mich. Ford Field San Diego, Calif. Qualcomm Stadium Washington, D.C. RFK Stadium Houston, Texas Reliant Stadium San Francisco, Calif. AT&T Park Bronx, N.Y. Yankee Stadium Charlotte, N.C. Bank of America Stadium Orlando, Fla. Florida Citrus Bowl Tempe, Ariz. Sun Devil Stadium Dallas, Texas Gerald J. Ford Stadium Nashville, Tenn. LP Field San Antonio, Texas Alamodome San Diego, Calif. Qualcomm Stadium Shreveport, La. Independence Stadium El Paso, Texas Sun Bowl Memphis, Tenn. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Atlanta, Ga. Georgia Dome Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville Municipal Stadium Dallas, Texas Cotton Bowl Orlando, Fla. Florida Citrus Bowl Tampa, Fla. Raymond James Stadium Pasadena, Calif. Rose Bowl Glendale, Ariz. University of Phoenix Stadium New Orleans, La. Mercedez-Benz Superdome Miami Gardens, Fla. Sun Life Stadium Arlington, Texas Dallas Cowboys Stadium Birmingham, Ala. Legion Field Mobile, Ala. Ladd-Peeples Stadium Pasadena, Calif. Rose Bowl

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9:30 p.m.

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ESPN

3:20 p.m.

ESPN

6:45 p.m.

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10:15 p.m.

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11:45 a.m.

ESPN

3:15 p.m.

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6:45 p.m.

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10:15 p.m.

ESPN

12:30 p.m.

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2 p.m.

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Noon

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1 p.m.

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1 p.m.

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5 p.m.

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8:30 p.m.

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8:30 p.m.

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7:30 p.m.

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8:30 p.m.

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AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE NOTEBOOK Introduction The 2013 season will be the first for the American Athletic Conference. The American consists of 10 Football Bowl Subdivision teams that will play eight conference games. The league champion will earn an automatic berth to the Bowl Championship Series. What’s In A Name? The American Athletic Conference existed as the Big East Conference from 1979 through June 30, 2013. The league formally changed its name as of July 1. Who We Are Six American Athletic Conference teams — Cincinnati, UConn, Louisville, Rutgers, USF and Temple — competed in the Big East Conference last season. Four teams — UCF, Houston, Memphis and SMU — played in Conference USA. Perfect 10 The American Athletic Conference has three teams (UCF, Cincinnati, Louisville) that won at least 10 games last year. The only conference that has more teams with double-digit wins from last year is the SEC (six). Half And Half Five of the 10 American Athletic Conference teams played in a bowl game last season. Teams from The American were 4-1 in bowl games last season.

Coaching Tenure The American Athletic Conference has four head coaches who have won a combined 501 games. The other six coaches have won a combined 60 games. All-Time Head Coaching Victories Paul Pasqualoni, UConn 151 Tommy Tuberville, Cincinnati 131 George O’Leary, UCF 112 June Jones, SMU 107 Charlie Strong, Louisville 25 Willie Taggart, USF 16 Kyle Flood, Rutgers 9 Tony Levine, Houston 6 Justin Fuente, Memphis 4 Matt Rhule, Temple 0 Familiar Faces Nine of the 10 American Athletic Conference teams return their starting quarterback from last season. USF is the only team that does not return last year’s starter. Team Returning Quarterback UCF Blake Bortles Cincinnati Brendon Kay UConn Chandler Whitmer Houston David Piland Louisville Teddy Bridgewater Memphis Jacob Karam Rutgers Gary Nova SMU Garrett Gilbert Temple Chris Coyer (HB in 2013)

On The Other Hand Only two of the 10 teams in The American return their leading rusher from last year. Lyle McCombs of UConn had 860 rushing yards and six touchdowns, while Brandon Hayes of Memphis had 576 yards and six TDs. Welcome Aboard The American is scheduled to undergo the following membership changes in the coming years: 2014 East Carolina, Tulane and Tulsa join the conference 2015 Navy joins the conference as a football-only member Honor Roll Two American Athletic Conference players were named to the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award, which goes to the top player in the nation. Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater threw for 3,718 yards and 27 touchdowns, helping the Cardinals to the Big East title and a win against Florida in the Alllstate Sugar Bowl last season. UCF QB Blake Bortles was named to the watch list after his 3,059-yard, 25-touchdown performance in 2012. Bortles led the Knights to the Conference USA East Division title and a win against Ball State in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl.

Ordering Rings Four of the 10 teams in The American won or shared their conference’s regular-season championship last year. Cincinnati, Louisville and Rutgers were part of a four-way tie for first in the final Big East standings, while UCF won the Conference USA East Division crown. 7-10 Split Seven of the 10 teams in the American Athletic Conference have been ranked in the top 25 of the Bowl Championship Series standings since 2008: Team Years Ranked UCF 2010 Cincinnati 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 UConn 2008 Houston 2009, 2011 Louisville 2012 Rutgers 2012 USF 2008, 2009 Best Of The Best Five of the 10 teams in The American have earned top-10 rankings in the BCS since the 2006 season: Team Highest Ranking - Year Cincinnati No. 3 - 2009 Houston No. 6 - 2011 Louisville No. 3 - 2006 Rutgers No. 6 - 2006 USF No. 2 - 2007 Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater helped Louisville to a second straight Big East title and a win against Florida in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2012

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AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE NOTEBOOK 2013 Composite Schedule

Players To Watch In 2013

Thursday, August 29 Akron at UCF (7 p.m., ESPN3) Towson at UConn (7:30 p.m., ESPN3) Rutgers at Fresno State (10:30 p.m., ESPNU)

Friday, October 18 UCF at Louisville * (8 p.m., ESPN)

Keep an eye on these American Athletic Conference players, who could challenge for all-America honors in 2013.

Saturday, October 19 UConn at Cincinnati * Brigham Young at Houston SMU at Memphis * Army at Temple

Blake Bortles, Jr., QB, UCF Threw for 3,059 yards and 25 touchdowns with seven interceptions. Earned All-Conference USA Second Team honors.

Friday, August 30 Texas Tech at SMU (8 p.m., ESPN) Southern at Houston (8:30 p.m., ESPN3) Saturday, August 31 Purdue at Cincinnati (Noon, ESPNU) Temple at Notre Dame (3:30 p.m., NBC) McNeese State at USF (7 p.m., ESPN3) Sunday, September 1 Ohio at Louisville (3:30 p.m., ESPN) Friday, September 6 UCF at Florida International (8 p.m., CBS SN) Saturday, September 7 Cincinnati at Illinois (Noon, ESPN2/ESPNU) USF at Michigan State (Noon, ESPN2/ESPNU) Houston at Temple * (Noon, ESPN Regional) Eastern Kentucky at Louisville (Noon, ESPN3) Norfolk State at Rutgers (Noon, CBS SN) Duke at Memphis (4:30 p.m., ESPN3) Montana State at SMU (8 p.m., ESPN3) Saturday, September 14 Louisville at Kentucky (1 p.m., ESPN) Eastern Michigan at Rutgers (1 p.m., ESPN3) Fordham at Temple (1 p.m., ESPN3) UCF at Penn State (6 p.m., Big Ten Network) Northwestern State at Cincinnati (7 p.m., ESPN3) Florida Atlantic at USF (7 p.m., ESPN3) Maryland at UConn (7:30 p.m., ESPN3) Memphis at Middle Tennessee (7 p.m., CSS) Saturday, September 21 Florida International at Louisville (Noon, ESPN Regional) Houston at Rice 1 (3 p.m., FSN) Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio) Michigan at UConn Arkansas State at Memphis Arkansas at Rutgers SMU at Texas A&M Saturday, September 28 South Carolina at UCF UConn at Buffalo Houston at Texas-San Antonio (FSN) SMU at TCU Miami (Fla.) at USF Temple at Idaho

Wednesday, October 30 Cincinnati at Memphis * (8 pm, ESPN2) Thursday, October 31 USF at Houston * (7 p.m., ESPN) Saturday, November 2 Temple at Rutgers * (Noon, ESPN Regional) Friday, November 8 Louisville at UConn * (8:30 p.m., ESPN2) Saturday, November 9 Houston at UCF * SMU at Cincinnati * Tennessee-Martin at Memphis Saturday, November 16 UCF at Temple * Cincinnati at Rutgers * UConn at SMU * Houston at Louisville * Memphis at USF * Thursday, November 21 Rutgers at UCF * (7:30 p.m., ESPN) Saturday, November 23 Cincinnati at Houston * UConn at Temple * Memphis at Louisville * SMU at USF * Friday, November 29 USF at UCF * (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) SMU at Houston * (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) Saturday, November 30 Rutgers at UConn * Temple at Memphis * Thursday, December 5 Louisville at Cincinnati * (7:30 pm, ESPN)

Saturday, October 5 UCF at Memphis * Cincinnati at USF * Louisville at Temple * Rutgers at SMU *

Saturday, December 7 UCF at SMU * Memphis at UConn * USF at Rutgers *

Thursday, October 10 Rutgers at Louisville * (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

* American Athletic Conference game 1 Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas 2 BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas

Friday, October 11 Temple at Cincinnati * (ESPN/ESPN2)

All times Eastern; all dates and times subject to change

Saturday, October 12 USF at UConn * Memphis at Houston 2 (Noon) *

Saturday, October 26 UConn at UCF * Houston at Rutgers * Louisville at USF * Temple at SMU *

Additional television listings will be announced as they become available

Greg Blair, Sr., LB, Cincinnati Led the Big East with 138 tackles in 2012 and was an All-Big East First Team choice. Austen Bujnoch, Sr., OG, Cincinnati Veteran of 24 career starts who earned All-Big East First Team honors in 2012. Yawin Smallwood, Jr., LB, UConn Enjoyed a breakout season that produced 120 tackles and All-Big East First Team honors as a sophomore. Richie Leone, Sr., P, Houston Ray Guy Award semifinalist last year after averaging 45.5 yards per punt.

Greg Blair, Cincinnati

Derrick Mathews, Jr., LB, Houston Had 126 tackles and 11 tackles for loss on his way to All-Conference USA Second Team accolades in 2012. Teddy Bridgewater, Jr., QB, Louisville Earned Big East Offensive Player of the Year honors as a sophomore after throwing for 3,718 yards and 27 touchdowns. DeVante Parker, Jr., WR, Louisville Big-play receiver who caught 10 touchdown passes and earned All-Big East First Team plaudits in 2012. Hakeem Smith, Sr., SS, Louisville A three-time All-Big East selection and the leader of Louisville’s defense. Tom Hornsey, Sr., P, Memphis Three-time All-Conference USA selection who averaged 43.4 yardds per punt in 2012.

Brandon Coleman, Rutgers

Brandon Coleman, Jr., WR, Rutgers Had 10 touchdown catches and 718 receiving yards last season, earning All-Big East Second Team plaudits. Antwan Lowery, Sr., OG, Rutgers A 305-pound guard who earned an All-Big East First Team nod in 2012. Garrett Gilbert, Sr., QB, SMU Threw for 2,932 yards and 15 touchdowns and added eight rushing touchdowns as a junior. Randall Joyner, Sr., LB, SMU Had 93 tackles with three interceptions and five pass breakups in 2012. DeDe Lattimore, Sr., LB, USF Top returning tackler who had 76 stops and 3.5 sacks a year ago. Tyler Matakevich, So., LB, Temple Was the Big East Defensive Rookie of the Year after making 101 tackles in just eight starts.

Tyler Matakevich, Temple

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OFFICIATING STANDARDS The American Athletic Conference Officiating Performance Standards are a foundation upon which evaluations for officials, including instant replay, are based. As part of this comprehensive program, the overall evaluation system has three main functions — in order of importance — training, preparation and performance review. In addition to an expectation of a high level of accuracy, there are two general areas in which all officials must perform. They must function effectively within a crew and they must function effectively as an individual. Expectations in both areas are clearly defined in these standards by identifying the core performance criteria within each category. Crew Standards On-Field Crew Officiating 1. Game Flow and Control • Crew members work together to ensure their game performance does not interrupt game flow • Crew members work together to help control game 2. Teamwork • Crew members share responsibility for game officiating • When appropriate, the crew works together in conferences involving rule application and/or enforcement Off-Field Crew Work 1. Game Readiness • Crew prepares to correctly officiate the distinguishing characteristics of each game • Crew prepares to work as a team to manage any game situation 2. Performance Assessment • Crew conducts useful development-focused discussions about game performance 3. Game Production • Crew establishes confidence and uses preventative officiating to facilitate game flow • Crew ensures that game timing and TV requirements are met • Crew sets expectations with stadium staff to ensure efficient operations • Crew ensures equipment is functioning properly • Crew performs all administrative tasks accurately and in a timely manner Specific areas of responsibility for the Referee as the crew chief that are expected in the area of Off-Field Crew Work. 4. Team Building • Fosters an environment of camaraderie and a shared vision • Serves as a trusted liaison between the Crew and the League supervisory staff 5. Meeting and Discussion Facilitation • Ensures effective facilitation of pre-game meetings • Ensures effective facilitation of post-game discussions

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Individual Standards Accuracy and Consistency 1. Officiating Accuracy • Makes accurate calls and no-calls • Correctly enforces penalties 2. Officiating Consistency • Makes consistent calls and no-calls from gameto-game, team-to-team, play-to-play and playerto-player Field Presence 1. Decisiveness • Makes straightforward or easy-to-make calls or replay decisions quickly, firmly and unmistakably • Takes necessary time before making a difficult call or a call on an obstructed play 2. Professionalism • Respects coaches, players, media, stadium personnel, crew, etc. • Interacts with coaches, players, media, stadium personnel, etc., in a confident, appropriate, and deliberate manner • Makes precise signals when communicating • Uses whistles and flags effectively 3. Game Oversight • Displays an awareness of game status and changes, whether or not primary responsibility • Performs preventative officiating to facilitate game flow There are two additional components to Field Presence for Referees. 4. Game and Replay Facilitation • Provides steady, efficient pace during game • Correctly administers replay challenge 5. Call Announcements • Effectively communicates call announcements Fitness and Appearance 1. Fitness • Passes annual physical examination based on American Athletic Conference requirements • Maintains necessary physical fitness to perform officiating duties and be in proper position throughout game • Submits required physical evaluation forms from personal physician indicating he can safely meet the physical demands of officiating • Notifies Conference office of any illness, injury or other factor that may prevent full execution of duties 2. Appearance • Maintains an athletic appearance • Wears a clean, neat, and properly fitted uniform • Presents himself in appropriate attire when representing Conference at various functions, during travel to and from events, and during pre and post game responsibilities

Rules and Mechanics Knowledge 1. Knowledge of the Rules and Philosophy • Thoroughly understands and can correctly apply NCAA rules relevant to position • Understands and can competently apply complete NCAA rules and American Athletic Conference philosophy • Scores at least 80% on the annual Proctored Rules or Replay Exam 2. Knowledge of Officiating Mechanics and Procedures • Performs pre-snap position mechanics confidently, precisely and consistently • Follows play mechanics (after the snap) deliberately, fluidly and consistently • Can execute correct mechanics when Crew is short members Personal Qualities 1. Leadership • Referees work tirelessly to get the absolute best performance from each individual and his crew as a whole • Veteran officials work closely with the referee to assist him both on and off the field in the development of the crew and less experienced crewmates. • Meets or exceeds most performance standards and works to improve performance in areas where standards are not being met • Works to make Crew members better by sharing experience and wisdom 2. Strives for Improvement • Demonstrates objectivity when assessing or discussing own performance and areas for improvement • Works to improve performance and competence • Comes prepared for the American Athletic Conference officiating clinic as well as all position and crew meetings/conversations • Demonstrates professional growth throughout the season and from season to season 3. Character • Maintains American Athletic Conference image and integrity guidelines


INSTANT REPLAY THE OBJECTIVE The American Athletic Conference instant replay system is a process whereby video review is used to confirm, reverse or let stand certain on-field decisions made by game officials, and is designed to allow for specific types of officiating calls to be immediately reviewed and corrected during all Conference and nonconference home games. THE STANDARD The instant replay process operates under the fundamental assumption that the ruling on the field is correct. The replay official may reverse a ruling if, and only if, the video evidence convinces him beyond all doubt that the ruling was incorrect. Without such indisputable video evidence, the replay official must allow the ruling to stand. The replay system will not guarantee that all officiating mistakes are corrected. THE SOURCE During televised games, all reviewable video will come directly from the television network broadcasting the game (ABC Sports, ESPN, ESPN2, ERT, etc.). In non-televised games, all reviewable video will come directly from four in-house video cameras. The review process will never use both television and in-house cameras in any one game. The American Athletic Conference has upgraded its replay system to include high-definition-capture and playback-to-HD monitors. the process The American Athletic Conference instant replay system is not the NFL model. A review can be triggered by the replay official in the press box, or the head coach on the field. The replay officials will have available to them the video coming directly from the television production truck by the network broadcasting the game or from four in-house video cameras. The DVSport HD Digital Replay System will be used for all reviews. Unlike the NFL, there is no limit to the number of plays that can be reviewed by the replay official. Coaches are limited to one challenge per game. If a coach’s challenge is successful, he retains the challenge, which he may use only once more during the game. Thus, a coach may have a total of two challenges if and only if his initial challenge is successful. After a review has been completed, if the on-field ruling is reversed, that team’s timeout will not be charged. The coaching staff will have access to the live game feed in its respective coaching booth in order to provide information to the head coach as to whether a play should be challenged. THE PLAYS The following plays are subject to review under American Athletic Conference instant replay: Scoring Plays ARTICLE 1. Reviewable plays involving a potential score include: a. A potential touchdown or safety. [Exception: Safety by penalty for fouls that are not specifically reviewable.]. b. Field goal attempts if and only if the ball is ruled (a) below or above the crossbar or (b) inside or outside the uprights when it is lower than the top of the uprights. If the ball is higher than the top of the uprights as it crosses the end line, the play may not be reviewed.

Passes ARTICLE 2. Reviewable plays involving passes include: a.  Pass ruled complete, incomplete or intercepted anywhere in the field or play or an end zone. b. Forward pass touched by a player or an official. c. Forward pass or forward handing when a ball carrier is or has been beyond the neutral zone. d. A forward pass or forward handing after a change of team possession e. Pass ruled forward or backward when thrown from behind the neutral zone. 1. If the pass is ruled forward and is incomplete, the play is reviewable only if there is clear recovery of a loose ball in the immediate continuing action after the loose ball. If the replay official does not have indisputable video evidence as to which team recovers, the ruling of incomplete pass stands. 2.  If the replay official reverses an incomplete forward pass ruling and the ball is recovered, it belongs to the recovering team at the spot of the recovery and any advance is nullified. Dead Ball and Loose Ball ARTICLE 3. Reviewable plays involving potential dead balls and loose balls include: a. Loose ball by a potential passer ruled a fumble. b. Loose ball by a passer ruled incomplete forward pass when there is clear recovery in the immediate continuing action after the loose ball. 1. If the replay official does not have indisputable video evidence as to which team recovers, the ruling of incomplete pass stands. 2.  If the replay official rules fumble, the ball belongs to the recovering team at the spot of the recovery and any advance is nullified. c. Live ball not ruled dead in possession of a ball carrier. d. Loose ball ruled dead or live ball ruled dead in possession of a ball carrier when the clear recovery of a loose ball occurs in the immediate continuing action. 1. If the ball is ruled dead and the replay official does not have indisputable video evidence as to which team recovers, the dead-ball ruling stands. 2. If the replay official rules that the ball was not dead, it belongs to the recovering team at the spot of the recovery and any advance is nullified. e. Ball carrier’s forward progress with respect to a first down. f. Catch or recovery of a fumble by a Team A player other than the fumbler before any change of possession during fourth down or a try. g. Ball carrier in or out of bounds. If a ball carrier is ruled out of bounds, the play is not reviewable, except as in Rules 12-3-1-a and 12-3-3-d. h. Catch or recovery of a loose ball by a player potentially touching a sideline or end line. i. A loose ball touching on or beyond a sideline, goal line, or end line, touching a pylon, or breaking the plane of a goal line.

Kicks ARTICLE 4. Reviewable plays involving kicks include: a. Touching of a kick. b. Player beyond the neutral zone when kicking the ball. c. Kicking team player advancing a ball after a potential muffed kick/fumble by the receiving team. d. Scrimmage kick crossing the neutral zone. Miscellaneous ARTICLE 5. a. The number of players on the field by either team during a live ball. b. Clock adjustment when a ruling is reviewed. c.  Clock adjustment at the end of any quarter (Exception: Rule 3-2-5-b). If, at the end of any quarter, the game clock expires, either during a down in which it should be stopped by rule when the ball becomes dead or following the down upon a request for an available team timeout, the replay official may restore time only under these conditions: 1. The replay official has indisputable video evidence that time should have remained on the game clock when the ball became dead or when the team timeout was granted; 2. In the second and fourth quarters only, the team in possession when the ball became dead would next put the ball in play from scrimmage; 3. In the fourth quarter only, either the score is tied or the team that will next snap the ball is behind by eight points or fewer; and 4.  The replay official’s video evidence includes the timeout signal by an official in the case where the game clock should have stopped for a requested team timeout. d. Correcting the number of a down. 1. This includes the result of a penalty enforcement that includes an automatic first down or loss of down. 2. The correction may be made at any time within that series of downs or before the ball is legally put in play following that series. e. Any person who is not a player interfering with liveball action occurring in the field of play (Rule 9-2-3). f. The player-disqualification portion of the penalty for targeting fouls under 9-1-3 and 9-1-4. The point of initial contact and use of the crown of the helmet are reviewable; however, the targeting action itself is not reviewable. Note that if the disqualification is reversed the 15-yard penalty remains.. Limitations on Reviewable Plays ARTICLE 6. No other plays or officiating decisions are reviewable. However, the replay official may correct egregious errors, including those involving the game clock, whether or not a play is reviewable. This excludes fouls that are not specifically reviewable (Reviewable fouls: Rules 12-3-2-c and d and 12-3-4-b and 12-3-5-a).

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THE AMERICAN ON TELEVISION College football fans can enjoy an exciting season of American Athletic Conference football on television in 2013. The American has an exclusive agreement with ESPN Inc. that gives the conference extensive television exposure. In addition to contracted games on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN Regional Television, American Athletic Conference teams will appear on NBC, CBS Sports Network, FSN, CSS and the Big Ten Network in selected road nonconference games. The 2013 season is the last year of a six-year arrangement with ESPN that gives the conference significant exposure on the ESPN family of networks. ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU will carry a minimum of 24 American home games this season. Every conference-controlled game will be televised on the above platforms or on ESPN3. The American Athletic Conference Game of the Week, produced by ESPN Regional Television, is one of the largest regional college football networks in the nation. In addition, nearly all games broadcast by ERT are offered as part of the ESPN GamePlan subscription service and ESPN3. ESPN Regional Television is the largest syndicator of college sports programming in the United States. ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, giving fans an online destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually, including more than 400 college football games. It is available at no cost to approximately 86 million homes with a highspeed Internet connection from an affiliated provider, as well as to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel. It is also accessible through ESPN on Xbox LIVE and on smartphones and tablets through the WatchESPN app through an affiliated provider. Currently, ESPN and ESPN2 both reach nearly 100 million households across the nation. ESPNU’s reach has expanded to 74 million households.

THE NATIONAL SCENE

The American Athletic Conference will have an extensive schedule of games on national television. The following telecasts were known at press time. Other games will be added via the 12-day and 6-day advance selection process.

ESPN

Fri., Aug. 30 Sun., Sept. 1 Sat., Sept. 14 Thu., Oct. 10 Fri., Oct. 18 Thu., Oct. 31 Thu., Nov. 21 Thu., Dec. 5

ESPN2

Wed., Oct. 30 Fri., Nov. 8

ESPN or ESPN2 Fri., Oct. 11

ESPN2 or ESPNU

Sat., Sept. 7

Texas Tech at SMU Ohio at Louisville Louisville at Kentucky Rutgers at Louisville * UCF at Louisville * USF at Houston * Rutgers at UCF * Louisville at Cincinnati *

8 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Cincinnati at Memphis * Louisville at UConn *

8 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Temple at Cincinnati *

8:30 p.m.

Cincinnati at Illinois USF at Michigan State

Noon Noon

ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

Fri., Nov. 29 USF at UCF * SMU at Houston * Sat., Dec. 7 TBD TBD

ESPNU

Thu., Aug. 29 Sat., Aug. 31

ESPN3

Thu., Aug. 29 Fri., Aug. 30 Sat., Aug. 31 Sat., Sept. 7 Sat., Sept. 14

NBC

Sat., Aug. 31

Big Ten Network Sat., Sept. 14

CBS SN

Fri., Sept. 6 Sat., Sept. 7

FSN

Sat., Sept. 21 Sat., Sept. 28

Rutgers at Fresno State Purdue at Cincinnati

10:30 p.m. Noon

Akron at UCF Towson at UConn Southern at Houston McNeese State at USF Eastern Kentucky at Louisville Duke at Memphis Montana State at SMU Eastern Michigan at Rutgers Fordham at Temple Northwestern State at Cincinnati Florida Atlantic at USF Maryland at UConn

7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 7 p.m. Noon 4:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Temple at Notre Dame

3:30 p.m.

UCF at Penn State

6 p.m.

UCF at Florida International Norfolk State at Rutgers

8 p.m. Noon

Houston at Rice Houston at Texas-San Antonio

3 p.m. TBD

All times Eastern and subject to change. * American Athletic Conference game

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THE AMERICAN ON TELEVISION American Athletic Conference Game of the Week

The 2013 season will feature nine editions of the American Athletic Conference Game of the Week, including eight consecutive Saturdays, at noon beginning Sept. 7. The following dates and games were scheduled at press time. Many picks will be made later in the season as 12-day selections are made. Eamon McAnaney will handle play-by-play duties for the American Athletic Conference Game of the Week. He will be joined in the booth by former NFL tight end Anthony Becht, while Brooke Weisbrod reports from the sidelines. Date Game Sat., Sept. 7 Houston at Temple Sat., Oct. 5 TBA Sat., Oct. 12 USF at UConn or Memphis at Houston Sat., Oct. 19 TBA Sat., Oct. 26 TBA Sat., Nov. 2 Temple at Rutgers Sat., Nov. 9 Houston at UCF or SMU at Cincinnati Sat., Nov. 16 TBA Sat., Nov. 23 TBA Brooke Weisbrod

Eamon McAnaney

American Athletic Conference Syndication Station Lineup

Visit TheAmerican.org for the latest station lineup for the ESPN Regional/American Athletic Conference Game of the Week. The syndication network clearance report is listed by DMA market. Games will be available through syndication to nearly 30 states and more than 45 million households and available to the rest of the nation on ESPN3. Additional channels will be added throughout the season (stations may not carry all games every week – check local listings or the TheAmerican.org for schedule). Rank Market 1 New York 3 Chicago 4 Philadelphia 5 Dallas-Fort Worth 8 Washington 10 Houston 14 Tampa-St. Petersburg 17 Denver 19 Orlando-Daytona Beach 23 Pittsburgh 27 Baltimore 30 Hartford-New Haven 32 Columbus 35 Cincinnati 36 San Antonio 43 Harrisburg-Lancaster 44 Norfolk-Newport News 48 Louisville 49 Memphis 50 Jacksonville 52 Buffalo 54 Wilkes Barre-Scranton 57 Richmond 58 Albany 63 Dayton

State Station(s) N.Y. SNY Ill. WCIU, WCIU-DT4, WCIU-DT2 Pa. WPVI, WPVI-DT2 Texas KTXD D.C. MASN Texas KUBE-DT4 Fla. WFTS Colo. Altitude Sports Fla. WKCF Pa. WTAE-DT2 Md. MASN, MASN2 Conn. SNY Ohio WWHO Ohio WKRC, EKRC Texas KCWX, KCWX-DT2 Pa. WLYH Va. MASN Ky. WHAS, WHAS-DT2 Tenn. TBD Fla. WAWS-DT2 N.Y. SNY Pa. WQMY Va. MASN N.Y. SNY Ohio WBDT

Rank Market 68 Roanoke-Lynchburg 76 Toledo 84 Syracuse 85 Madison 87 Chattanooga 88 Waco-Temple 89 Colorado Springs-Pueblo 95 South Bend-Elkhart 101 Fort Smith 102 Johnstown-Altoona 104 Evansville 107 Tyler-Longview 110 Youngstown 115 Lansing 128 La Crosse-Eau Claire 144 Salisbury 157 Binghamton 172 Utica 174 Elmira 177 Watertown 178 Harrisonburg 183 Charlottesville 185 Grand Junction 195 Cheyenne

State Va. Ohio N.Y. Wis. Tenn. Texas Colo. Ind. Ark. Pa. Ind. Texas Ohio Mich. Wis. Md. N.Y. N.Y. N.Y. N.Y. Va. Va. Colo. Wyo.

Station(s) MASN WTVG-DT2 SNY WMSN WRCB KCEN-DT2 Altitude Sports WMYS WKFTA WHVL WTVW KCEB WYTV-DT2 WHTV KQEG MASN SNY SNY SNY SNY MASN MASN Altitude Sports Altitude Sports

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NONCONFERENCE OPPONENTS AKRON

BUFFALO

FORDHAM

ARKANSAS

DUKE

Conference:...............................................Atlantic Coast Stadium:.....................Wallace Wade Stadium (33,941) Head Coach:.............................................David Cutcliffe Duke Record:.................................. 21-40 (five years) Overall Record:.................................65-69 (11 years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................9/5 Media Relations Contact:.............................. Art Chase E-Mail:.................................chasea@duaa.duke.edu Phone:.................................................... (919) 684-2614 Website:....................................................... GoDuke.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................6-7 2012 Conference Record:......... 3-5 (5th, ACC Coastal)

FRESNO STATE

Conference:............................................ Mountain West Stadium:..................................Bulldog Stadium (41,031) Head Coach:...............................................Tim DeRuyter Fresno State Record:.......................... 9-4 (one year) Career Record:..................................... 9-4 (one year) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................7/8 Media Relations Contact:............................ Jason Clay E-Mail:.................................... jaclay@csufresno.edu Phone:.................................................... (559) 278-6577 Website:.................................................GoBulldogs.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................9-4 2012 Conference Record:...................................7-1 (1st)

ARKANSAS STATE

EASTERN KENTUCKY

IDAHO

Conference:.............................................. Mid-American Stadium:..............................InfoCision Stadium (30,000) Head Coach:..............................................Terry Bowden Akron Record:.................................... 1-11 (one year) Overall Record:........................... 141-73-2 (20 years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................7/7 Media Relations Contact:...........................Gregg Bach E-Mail:......................................... gbach@uakron.edu Phone:.................................................... (330) 972-6106 Website:.........................................................GoZips.com 2012 Overall Record:..................................................1-11 2012 Conference Record:...............0-8 (7th, MAC East)

Conference:................................................Southeastern Stadium:.............................Razorback Stadium (72,000) Head Coach:................................................Bret Bielema Arkansas Record:................................0-0 (first year) Overall Record:.......................... 68-24 (seven years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................5/8 Media Relations Contact:..........................Zack Higbee E-Mail:...........................................zhigbee@uark.edu Phone:.................................................... (479) 575-5786 Website:............................... ArkansasRazorbacks.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................4-8 2012 Conference Record:...............2-6 (6th, SEC West)

Conference:.............................................. Mid-American Stadium:.......................................... UB Stadium (29,013) Head Coach:.....................................................Jeff Quinn Buffalo Record:............................. 9-27 (three years) Career Record:.............................. 9-27 (three years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................9/8 Media Relations Contact:.............................. Jon Fuller E-Mail:........................................ jfuller3@buffalo.edu Phone:.................................................... (716) 645-6762 Website:............................................... BuffaloBulls.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................4-8 2012 Conference Record:...............3-5 (4th, MAC East)

Conference:..............................................Patriot League Stadium:...................................Jack Coffey Field (7,000) Head Coach:.............................................Joe Moorhead Fordham Record:.................................. 6-5 (one year) Career Record:..................................... 6-5 (one year) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................5/6 Media Relations Contact:............................. Joe DiBari E-Mail:........................................dibari@fordham.edu Phone:.................................................... (718) 817-4240 Website:..........................................FordhamSports.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................6-5 2012 Conference Record:.......................................... N/A

Conference:.........................................................Sun Belt Stadium:......................... Liberty Bank Stadium (30,406) Head Coach:................................................Bryan Harsin Arkansas State Record:.....................0-0 (first year) Overall Record:....................................0-0 (first year) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................7/5 Media Relations Contact:............................ Jerry Scott E-Mail:............................................jscott@astate.edu Phone:.................................................... (870) 972-3547 Website:.....................................AStateRedWolves.com 2012 Overall Record:..................................................10-3 2012 Conference Record:...................................7-1 (1st)

Conference:....................................................Ohio Valley Stadium:................................Roy Kidd Stadium (20,000) Head Coach:................................................... Dean Hood Eastern Kentucky Record:........... 34-23 (five years) Overall Record:.............................. 34-23 (five years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................9/8 Media Relations Contact:....................... Michael Clark E-Mail:.................................. michael.clark@eku.edu Phone:.................................................... (859) 622-6170 Website:............................................... DSUHornets.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................8-3 2012 Conference Record:................................ 6-2 (2nd)

Conference:................................................. Independent Stadium:.........................................Kibbie Dome (16,000) Head Coach:................................................. Paul Petrino Idaho Record:.......................................0-0 (first year) Career Record:.....................................0-0 (first year) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................7/3 Media Relations Contact:...........................Becky Paull E-Mail:..........................................bpaull@uidaho.edu Phone:.................................................... (208) 885-0211 Website:..................................................GoVandals.com 2012 Overall Record:..................................................1-11 2012 Conference Record:....................... 1-5 (6th, WAC)

ARMY

Conference:................................................. Independent Stadium:................................... Michie Stadium (38,000) Head Coach:................................................Rich Ellerson Army Record:..................................17-32 (four years) Career Record:..................................77-73 (13 years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................7/8 Media Relations Contact:...................... Brian Gunning E-Mail:.............................. brian.gunning@usma.edu Phone:.................................................... (845) 938-6871 Website:........................................... GoArmySports.com 2012 Overall Record:..................................................2-10 2012 Conference Record:.......................................... N/A

FLORIDA ATLANTIC

Conference:.......................................... Conference USA Stadium:........................................ FAU Stadium (29,419) Head Coach:.....................................................Carl Pelini Florida Atlantic Record:..................... 3-9 (one year) Overall Record:.................................... 3-9 (one year) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................7/8 Media Relations Contact:............ Katrina McCormack E-Mail:......................................... kmccormi@fau.edu Phone:.................................................... (561) 297-3163 Website:.................................................. FAUSports.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................3-9 2012 Conference Record:................. 2-6 (8th, Sun Belt)

ILLINOIS

BRIGHAM YOUNG

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL

KENTUCKY

Conference:................................................. Independent Stadium:....................LaVell Edwards Stadium (63,470) Head Coach:................................... Bronco Mendenhall Brigham Young Record:.............74-29 (eight years) Career Record:.............................74-29 (eight years) Starters Returning:.......................................................8/6 Media Relations Contact:............................. Brett Pyne E-Mail:.......................................brett_pyne@byu.edu Phone:.................................................... (801) 422-4912 Website:...............................................BYUCougars.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................8-5 2012 Conference Record:.......................................... N/A

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Conference:.......................................... Conference USA Stadium:..........................................FIU Stadium (18,000) Head Coach:................................................... Ron Turner Florida International Record:............0-0 (first year) Career Record:.............................. 42-61 (nine years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................3/3 Media Relations Contact:.......................Joe Hornstein E-Mail:..............................................jhornste@fiu.edu Phone:.................................................... (305) 348-6666 Website:....................................................FIUSports.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................3-9 2012 Conference Record:................. 2-6 (8th, Sun Belt)

Conference:.......................................................... Big Ten Stadium:.............................. Memorial Stadium (60,670) Head Coach:...............................................Tim Beckman Illinois Record:................................... 2-10 (one year) Career Record:...............................23-26 (four years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................9/4 Media Relations Contact:...........................Kent Brown E-Mail:...................................kwbrown3@illinois.edu Phone:.................................................... (217) 244-6533 Website:................................................FightingIllini.com 2012 Overall Record:..................................................2-10 2012 Conference Record:...0-8 (6th, Big Ten Leaders)

Conference:................................................Southeastern Stadium:....................Commonwealth Stadium (67,942) Head Coach:................................................ Mark Stoops Kentucky Record:................................0-0 (first year) Career Record:.....................................0-0 (first year) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................6/5 Media Relations Contact:............................Tony Neely E-Mail:................................................tneely@uky.edu Phone:.................................................... (859) 257-3838 Website:................................................ UKAthletics.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................5-7 2012 Conference Record:................ 2-6 (4th, SEC East)


NONCONFERENCE OPPONENTS MARYLAND

NOTRE DAME

Conference:.......................................................... Big Ten Stadium:................................. Spartan Stadium (75,005) Head Coach:............................................ Mark Dantonio Michigan State Record..................51-28 (six years) Career Record:.............................. 69-45 (nine years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................8/7 Media Relations Contact:............. John Lewandowski E-Mail:....................................... lewski@ath.msu.edu Phone:.................................................... (517) 355-2271 Website:............................................ MSUSpartans.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................7-6 2012 Conference Record:...3-5 (4th, Big Ten Legends)

Conference:................................................. Independent Stadium:..........................Notre Dame Stadium (80,795) Head Coach:....................................................Brian Kelly Notre Dame Record:.................. 28-11 (three years) Career Record:............................ 199-68-2 (22 years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................8/6 Media Relations Contact:.................. Michael Bertsch E-Mail:............................................mbertsc1@nd.edu Phone:.................................................... (574) 631-8642 Website:.............................................................UND.com 2012 Overall Record:..................................................12-1 2012 Conference Record:.......................................... N/A

MCNEESE STATE

MIDDLE TENNESSEE

Conference:.......................................... Conference USA Stadium:............Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium (30,788) Head Coach:..............................................Rick Stockstill Middle Tennessee Record:..... 43-48 (seven years) Career Record:........................... 43-48 (seven years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................9/8 Media Relations Contact:......................... Mark Owens E-Mail:...........................owens@goblueraiders.com Phone:.................................................... (615) 898-2450 Website:............................................GlBlueRaiders.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................8-4 2012 Conference Record:................ 6-2 (2nd, Sun Belt)

OHIO

Conference:.............................................. Mid-American Stadium:..................................Penden Stadium (24,000) Head Coach:.................................................Frank Solich Ohio Record:.................................59-44 (eight years) Overall Record:...............................117-63 (14 years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................7/5 Media Relations Contact:.......................Tom Symonds E-Mail:........................................symondst@ohio.edu Phone:.................................................... (740) 593-1193 Website:.............................................. OhioBobcats.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................9-4 2012 Conference Record:.............. 4-4 (3rd, MAC East)

MIAMI (FLA.)

Conference:......................................................Southland Stadium:................................. Cowboy Stadium (17,610) Head Coach:...................................................Matt Viator McNeese State Record................ 39-15 (five years) Career Record:............................... 39-15 (five years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................7/8 Media Relations Contact:.............. Matthew Bonnette E-Mail:............................. wbonnette@mcneese.edu Phone:.................................................... (337) 475-5207 Website:........................................McNeeseSports.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................7-4 2012 Conference Record:...................................4-3 (4th)

Conference:...............................................Atlantic Coast Stadium:................................. Sun Life Stadium (76,916) Head Coach:......................................................Al Golden Miami (Fla.) Record:..................... 13-11 (two years) Career Record:.............................40-45 (eight years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):...................................10/8 Media Relations Contact:..........................Chris Yandle E-Mail:.......................................c.yandle@miami.edu Phone:.................................................... (305) 284-3248 Website:........................................HurricaneSports.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................7-5 2012 Conference Record:.......... 5-3 (1st, ACC Coastal)

MONTANA STATE

Conference:...........................................................Big Sky Stadium:................................. Mackay Stadium (29,993) Head Coach:........................................................ Rob Ash Montana State Record:..................50-21 (six years) Career Record:.......................... 226-121-5 (33 years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................8/6 Media Relations Contact:.........................Bill Lamberty E-Mail:........................blamberty@msubobcats.com Phone:.................................................... (406) 994-5133 Website:............................................. MSUBobcats.com 2012 Overall Record:..................................................11-2 2012 Conference Record:...................................7-1 (1st)

PENN STATE

MIAMI (OHIO)

Conference:.......................................................... Big Ten Stadium:.................................Beaver Stadium (106,572) Head Coach:...................................................Bill O’Brien Penn State Record:............................. 8-4 (one year) Career Record:..................................... 8-4 (one year) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................8/6 Media Relations Contact:........................... Jeff Nelson E-Mail:....................................................jtn4@psu.edu Phone:.................................................... (814) 865-1757 Website:.............................................GoPSUSports.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................8-4 2012 Conference Record:....6-2 (1st, Big Ten Leaders)

Conference:.............................................. Mid-American Stadium:....................... Fred C. Yager Stadium (24,286) Head Coach:.............................................Don Treadwell Miami (Ohio) Record:..................... 8-16 (two years) Career Record:................................. 8-16 (two years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................8/6 Media Relations Contact:....................... Mike Pearson E-Mail:..................................pearsomg@muohio.edu Phone:.................................................... (513) 529-4329 Website:............................................MURedHawks.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................4-8 2012 Conference Record:...............3-5 (4th, MAC East)

NORFOLK STATE

Conference:...................................Mid-Eastern Athletic Stadium:.......... William “Dick” Price Stadium (30,000) Interim Head Coach:....................................Pete Adrian Norfolk State Record:.................47-43 (eight years) Career Record:.............................. 83-80-1 (15 years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................8/6 Media Relations Contact:.................... Matt Michalec E-Mail:.......................................mmichalec@nsu.edu Phone:.................................................... (757) 823-2628 Website:.............................................NSUSpartans.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................4-7 2012 Conference Record:...................................2-6 (9th)

PURDUE

MICHIGAN

NORTHWESTERN STATE

RICE

Conference:.......................................................... Big Ten Stadium:.............................Michigan Stadium (109,901) Head Coach:.................................................. Brady Hoke Michigan Record:............................ 19-7 (two years) Career Record:..................................66-57 (10 years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................6/6 Media Relations Contact:......................Justin Dickens E-Mail:.......................................dickensj@umich.edu Phone:.................................................... (734) 763-4423 Website:.................................................... MGoBlue.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................8-5 2012 Conference Record:..6-2 (2nd, Big Ten Legends)

MICHIGAN STATE

Conference:...............................................Atlantic Coast Stadium:....................................... Byrd Stadium (51,500) Head Coach:................................................ Randy Edsall Maryland Record:............................ 6-18 (two years) Career Record:..................................80-88 (14 years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................7/5 Media Relations Contact:........................... Matt Taylor E-Mail:......................................... taylormd@umd.edu Phone:.................................................... (301) 314-7065 Website:.....................................................UMTerps.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................4-8 2012 Conference Record:..........2-6 (5th, ACC Atlantic)

Conference:......................................................Southland Stadium:.................................... Turpin Stadium (15,971) Head Coach:................................................. Jay Thomas Northwestern State Record..............0-0 (first year) Career Record:.................................27-35 (six years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................8/8 Media Relations Contact:.........................Doug Ireland E-Mail:...........................................ireland@nsula.edu Phone:.................................................... (318) 357-6467 Website:.............................................. NSUDemons.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................4-7 2012 Conference Record:...................................2-5 (5th)

Conference:.......................................................... Big Ten Stadium:.............................. Ross-Ade Stadium (62,500) Head Coach:...............................................Darrell Hazell Purdue Record.....................................0-0 (first year) Career Record:............................... 16-10 (two years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................5/9 Media Relations Contact:...........................Matt Rector E-Mail:......................................... rector@purdue.edu Phone:.................................................... (765) 494-3196 Website:.............................................PurdueSports.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................6-7 2012 Conference Record:... 3-5 (4th, Big Ten Leaders)

Conference:.......................................... Conference USA Stadium:........................................Rice Stadium (47,000) Head Coach:................................................. David Bailiff Rice Record:.....................................30-44 (six years) Career Record:.............................. 51-59 (nine years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):...................................9/10 Media Relations Contact:............................Chuck Pool E-Mail:....................................chuck.poole@rice.edu Phone:.................................................... (713) 348-5775 Website:.................................................... RiceOwls.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................7-6 2012 Conference Record:..........4-4 (3rd, C-USA West)

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NONCONFERENCE OPPONENTS SOUTH CAROLINA

TEXAS A&M

SOUTHERN

TEXAS TECH

TCU

TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO

TENNESSEE-MARTIN

TOWSON

Conference:................................................Southeastern Stadium:.....................Williams-Brice Stadium (80,250) Head Coach:............................................. Steve Spurrier South Carolina Record:..............66-37 (eight years) Career Record:............................ 208-77-2 (23 years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................6/5 Media Relations Contact:..............................Steve Fink E-Mail:...................................finksc@mailbox.sc.edu Phone:.................................................... (803) 777-7987 Website:.....................................GamecocksOnline.com 2012 Overall Record:..................................................11-2 2012 Conference Record:................ 6-2 (3rd, SEC East)

Conference:................................Southwestern Athletic Stadium:.................Ace W. Mumford Stadium (29,000) Head Coach:...........................................Dawson Odums Southern Record:...........................4-5 (second year) Career Record:...............................4-5 (second year) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................4/5 Media Relations Contact:............... Christopher Jones E-Mail:..............................jones_chrisk@yahoo.com Phone:.................................................... (225) 771-3791 Website:............................................GoJagsSports.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................4-7 2012 Conference Record:......... 3-6 (2nd, SWAC West)

Conference:............................................................. Big 12 Stadium:....................Amon G. Carter Stadium (45,000) Head Coach:............................................ Gary Patterson TCU Record......................................116-32 (12 years) Career Record:................................116-32 (12 years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................6/9 Media Relations Contact:.......................... Mark Cohen E-Mail:............................................m.cohen@tcu.edu Phone:.................................................... (817) 257-5394 Website:...................................................... GoFrogs.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................7-6 2012 Conference Record:...................................4-5 (5th)

Conference:....................................................Ohio Valley Stadium:..................Hardy M. Graham Stadium (7,500) Head Coach:............................................Jason Simpson Tennessee-Martin Record:...... 45-34 (seven years) Career Record:........................... 45-34 (seven years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................6/6 Media Relations Contact:.......................Ryne Rickman E-Mail:.......................................... rrickman@utm.edu Phone:.................................................... (731) 881-7632 Website:.................................................UTMSports.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................8-3 2012 Conference Record:..................................6-2 (2nd)

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Conference:................................................Southeastern Stadium:.............................................. Kyle Field (82,589) Head Coach:................................................Kevin Sumlin Texas A&M Record:.......................... 11-2 (one year) Overall Record:.............................. 46-19 (five years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................6/5 Media Relations Contact:......................... Alan Cannon E-Mail:........................acannon@athletics.tamu.edu Phone:.................................................... (979) 845-5447 Website:...........................................AggieAthletics.com 2012 Overall Record:..................................................11-2 2012 Conference Record:............... 6-2 (2nd, SEC East)

Conference:............................................................. Big 12 Stadium:......................... Jones AT&T Stadium (60,454) Head Coach:............................................. Kliff Kingsbury Arkansas Record:................................0-0 (first year) Overall Record:....................................0-0 (first year) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................6/9 Media Relations Contact:.......................... Blayne Beal E-Mail:....................................... blayne.beal@ttu.edu Phone:.................................................... (806) 742-2770 Website:..................................................TexasTech.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................8-5 2012 Conference Record:...................................4-5 (6th)

Conference:.......................................... Conference USA Stadium:.......................................... Alamodome (65,000) Head Coach:.................................................. Larry Coker Texas-San Antonio Record:........ 12-10 (two years) Career Record:.............................72-25 (eight years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):...................................10/8 Media Relations Contact:...................... Kyle Stephens E-Mail:................................ kyle.stephens@utsa.edu Phone:.................................................... (210) 458-4551 Website:...................................................... GoUTSA.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................8-4 2012 Conference Record:....................... 3-3 (4th, WAC)

Conference:.................... Colonial Athletic Association Stadium:......................Johnny Unitas Stadium (11,198) Head Coach:...............................................Rob Ambrose Towson Record:.............................19-26 (four years) Career Record:............................... 22-33 (five years) Starters Returning (Off./Def.):.....................................9/7 Media Relations Contact:.......................Dan O’Connell E-Mail:...................................doconnel@towson.edu Phone:.................................................... (410) 704-3102 Website:............................................TowsonTigers.com 2012 Overall Record:....................................................7-4 2012 Conference Record:..................................6-2 (2nd)


THE TEAMS UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Location:............................................................................Orlando, Fla. Enrollment:................................................................................... 59,767 Founded:.......................................................................................... 1963 Nickname: .................................................................................Knights Colors: ..........................................................................Black and Gold Website: ................................................................. UCFAthletics.com Stadium: .............Bright House Networks Stadium (45,323/Grass) President: .................................................................... Dr. John C. Hitt Director of Athletics: ............................................... Todd Stansbury Head Coach: ....................... George O’Leary (New Hampshire ’69)

MEDIA RELATIONS

Associate Director of Communications: ............... Brian Ormiston Office Phone: ................................................................ (407) 823-2409 Mobile: .......................................................................... (407) 920-1223 E-mail: .................................................................. bormiston@ucf.edu Press Box Phone: ........................................................ (407) 822-0386

KNIGHT TEAM FACTS

2012 Record/Finish: ......10-4/7-1 Conference USA (tied, 1st-East) All-Time Record: ........................................................203-185-1 (.523) Bowl Appearances: ........................................................................... 5 Bowl Record: ......................................................................... 2-3 (.400) Last Bowl Appearance: ........................2012 Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl (UCF 38, Ball State 17) Offensive System:....................................................................Multiple Defensive System:............................................................ Multiple 4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost: .......................................................... 31/22 Starters Returning/Lost: ............................................................. 12/12

UCF KNIGHTS

Dr. John C. Hitt President

Todd Stansbury Director of Athletics

George O’Leary Head Coach

Brian Ormiston Communications

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UCF STORYLINES UCF won four Conference USA East Division titles in its eight years in the league, including the 2012 divisional title.

DEFENSE Two of the three players who registered 100 tackles last year — SS Clayton Geathers and LB Terrance Plummer — return for 2013.

The Knights have won at least 10 games in two of the last three seasons, including last year’s 10-4 campaign.

The Knights led Conference USA in scoring defense (22.1 ppg) and pass defense (217.7 ypg) last year.

Head coach George O’Leary has an all-time record of 112-88, including a 60-55 mark at UCF.

UCF has allowed 22.5 points per game or less in each of the last four seasons.

UCF began its football program in 1979, competing at the NCAA Division III level. The Knights moved to Division II in 1982, became a Football Championship Subdvision program in 1990 and moved to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 1996.

The Knights will need to replace the production of seven of their top 10 tacklers from last season. Geathers, Plummer and CB Brandon Alexander are the only three returning players who finished among the team’s top 10 last season.

OFFENSE The Knights return their starting quarterback, three starting linemen, their starting tight end, their second-leading rusher and five of their top six wide receivers from last year’s offense.

SPECIAL TEAMS K Shawn Moffitt went 10-for-14 on field goal attempts and was 6-for-6 from inside 30 yards.

2013 Schedule Thu., Aug. 29

Akron

7 p.m., ESPN3

Series: Akron leads, 5-3 Notable: UCF and Akron competed together in the Mid-American Conference between 2000 and 2004.

Fri., Sept. 6

at Florida International

8 p.m., CBS SN Series: Tied, 1-1 Notable: The home team has won each of the first two games in the series.

Sat., Sept. 14

at Penn State

Sat., Sept. 28

South Carolina

6 p.m., Big Ten Network Series: Penn State leads, 2-0 Notable: UCF and Penn State will kick off the 2014 season in Dublin, Ireland. TBD Series: South Carolina leads, 3-0 Notable: First meeting between the schools since 2005.

Sat., Oct. 5

at Memphis

QB Blake Bortles was named to the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award, which goes to the nation’s outstanding player. Bortles threw for 3,059 yards and 25 touchdowns last season.

Fri., Oct. 18

at Louisville

Four returning receivers had least 25 catches, 380 yards and three touchdowns a year ago.

Sat., Oct. 26

UConn

Sat., Nov. 9

Houston

Sat., Nov. 16

at Temple

Sat., Nov. 21

Rutgers

Fri., Nov. 29

USF

Sat., Dec. 7

at SMU

Six of the returning offensive players earned All-Conference USA honors last year.

WR JJ Worton averaged 10.6 yards on 25 punt returns last year and is back to handle those duties once again.

TBD Series: UCF leads, 8-1 Notable: UCF has won the last eight meetings against the Tigers. 8 p.m., ESPN Series: Louisville leads, 1-0 Notable: The only previous meeting between the Knights and Cardinals was in 1985. TBD Series: First meeting Notable: First conference home game for UCF as a member of The American. TBD Series: UCF leads, 3-1 Notable: Last meeting in Orlando saw the Knights upset the 13th-ranked Cougars 37-32 in 2009. TBD Series: First meeting Notable: Both schools were formerly members of the Mid-American Conference. 7:30 p.m., ESPN Series: Rutgers leads, 1-0 Notable: Rutgers was a 49-25 winner in the 2009 St. Petersburg Bowl in the only previous meeting. TBD, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 Series: USF leads, 4-0 Notable: First meeting between the Sunshine State rivals since 2008. TBD Series: UCF leads, 4-1 Notable: The home team has won the last four meetings, including UCF’s 42-17 win last year.

Quarterback Blake Bortles

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UCF George O’Leary At A Glance

George O’Leary

Hometown: Central Islip, N.Y. Family: Wife – Sharon; Children - Chris, Trish, Tim, Marty Alma Mater (Year): New Hampshire (1969) Hired at UCF: Dec. 8, 2003

Head Coach

In his 10th year at UCF in 2013, George O’Leary has helped the Knights achieve dozens of historic firsts including games in front of sellout crowds on campus, individual accolades for student-athletes, two conference championships, four division titles and trips to prestigious bowl games. For O’Leary, it has been business as usual. Since taking over the program in 2004, O’Leary has made sure that UCF has reached new heights. The longesttenured coach in the American Athletic Conference, the veteran head coach has molded his program into a consistent winner on and off of the field. Before heading off to the American Athletic Conference for 2013, O’Leary and his Knights had work to do in Conference USA. And they made 2012 another memorable season. UCF went on to earn its fourth East Division title and post a 10-4 record, tying for the second-most victories in a single season. It culminated in a 38-17 thumping of Ball State in the 2012 Beef `O’ Brady’s Bowl. O’Leary guided the 2010 Knights to the school’s first 11-win season, the C-USA championship and an AutoZone Liberty Bowl win over Georgia. The Knights earned their first-ever national rankings in 2010, finishing the year at No. 20 in the coaches poll and O’Leary was rewarded with the C-USA Coach of the Year award as voted on by his peers for the third time in six years. The 2010 season surpassed even the 2007 year when O’Leary guided the Knights to what was then arguably the finest campaign in program history. UCF won 10 contests, claimed the C-USA Championship and participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in front of a nationally-televised audience on ESPN. O’Leary has already left his stamp on the Knights’ program. When he arrived in Orlando in 2004, UCF was not a factor on the regional or national scenes. O’Leary rebuilt the program from the ground up. He lobbied for new facilities, toured the state to gain publicity, restocked UCF with top recruits and made sure his student-athletes excelled in their studies. O’Leary has experience coaching on the professional level and, as a result, has helped several Knights move on to the NFL. Ten Knights who played under O’Leary have been selected in the NFL Draft. O’Leary was the head coach at Georgia Tech from 1994-2001 after taking over as interim head coach for the final three games of the 1994 season. During his seven-year stint at Georgia Tech, O’Leary guided the Yellow Jackets to a 52-33

Collegiate/Professional Career

1980-84 Defensive Line Coach, Syracuse 1985-86 Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line, Syracuse 1987-91 Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line, Georgia Tech 1992-93 Defensive Line Coach, San Diego Chargers 1994 Interim Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/ Defensive Line, Georgia Tech 1995-2001 Head Coach, Georgia Tech 2002 Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line, Minnesota Vikings 2003 Defensive Coordinator, Minnesota Vikings 2004- Head Coach, UCF

Assistant Coaches record. The squad made five bowl appearances under O’Leary. From 1995-2001, Georgia Tech recorded five winning seasons in six years. His 1998 squad won the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship and played in the Gator Bowl on New Year’s Day. O’Leary’s Georgia Tech teams won at least seven games on four occasions , including a 10-win campaign in 1998 and nine victories in 2000. The 2000 Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year, O’Leary was named the ACC Coach of the Year in 1998 and 2000. One trademark of O’Leary’s tenure as a head coach has been the quality of his coaching staffs. He has had five assistants later garner head coaching jobs: Ralph Friedgen (Maryland), Randy Edsall (Connecticut), Ted Roof (Duke) and Bill O’Brien (Penn State) at Georgia Tech and Brian Polian (Nevada) at UCF. Both Friedgen and Edsall have led schools to BCS conference titles. Prior to coming to UCF, O’Leary served on Minnesota’s NFL coaching staff for two seasons. In 2003, he was the Vikings’ defensive coordinator. O’Leary served as the defensive line coach for San Diego from 1992-93. O’Leary had the first of two stints at Georgia Tech from 1987-91. He served as the defensive coordinator/defensive line coach. The team finished 11-0-1 in 1990 and won the national championship, defeating Nebraska in the Florida Citrus Bowl. A Long Island native, O’Leary received his first coaching job at the collegiate level at Syracuse (1980-86). He coached the defensive line and was the assistant head coach his final two seasons. O’Leary was born in Central Islip, N.Y., and attended Central Islip High School. He attended the University of New Hampshire.

Jim Fleming Defensive Coordinator Charlie Taaffe Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Danny Barrett Running Backs Sean Beckton Wide Receivers Mike Buscemi Tight Ends/Special Teams Coordinator Kirk Callahan Defensive Backs Lorenzo Costantini Defensive Line Brent Key Offensive Line Tyson Summers Linebackers

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UCF George O’Leary Year-By-Year YEAR SCHOOL 1994 * Georgia Tech 1995 Georgia Tech 1996 Georgia Tech 1997 Georgia Tech 1998 Georgia Tech 1999 Georgia Tech 2000 Georgia Tech 2001 * Georgia Tech 2004 UCF 2005 UCF 2006 UCF 2007 UCF 2008 UCF 2009 UCF 2010 UCF 2011 UCF 2012 UCF

OVERALL CONFERENCE BOWL 0-3 0-2 6-5 5-3 5-6 4-4 7-5 5-3 Carquest (defeated West Virginia, 35-30) 10-2 7-1 Gator (defeated Notre Dame, 35-28) 8-4 5-3 Gator (lost to Miami (Fla.), 28-13) 9-3 6-2 Peach (lost to LSU, 28-14) 7-5 4-4 0-11 0-8 8-5 7-1 Hawaii (lost to Nevada, 49-48 ot) 4-8 3-5 10-4 7-1 Liberty (lost to Mississippi State, 10-3) 4-8 3-5 8-5 6-2 St. Petersburg (lost to Rutgers, 45-24) 11-3 7-1 Liberty (defeated Georgia, 10-6) 5-7 3-5 10-4 7-1 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s (defeated Ball State, 38-17)

Georgia Tech Record (eight years)

52-33 36-22 .612 .621

2-2 .500

UCF Record (nine years)

60-55 43-29 .521 .597

2-3 .400

Career Record (16 years)

112-88 79-54 .560 .612

4-5 .444

FINAL RANK

25/9/11 21/20 17/19 24/-

O’Leary served as interim head coach at Georgia Tech for the last three games of the 1994 season. He coached the first 12 games of the 2001 season at Georgia Tech, but did not coach the team in the Seattle Bowl.

All-Time UCF Coaches

TENURE Don Jonas 1979-81 Sam Weir 1982 Lou Saban * 1983-84 Jerry Anderson * 1984 Gene McDowell 1985-97 Mike Kruczek * 1998-2003 Alan Gooch * 2003 George O’Leary 2004- Total

W L T PCT 14 12 1 .537 0 10 0 .000 6 12 0 .333 1 3 0 .250 86 61 0 .585 36 30 .545 0 2 .000 60 55 .521 203 185 1 .523

*Jerry Anderson coached the final four games of the 1984 season after the resignation of Lou Saban; Alan Gooch coached the final two games of the 2003 season after Mike Kruczek was relieved of his duties.

Don Jonas

Gene McDowell

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UCF 2012 RESULTS (10-4, 7-1 CUSA)

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Date Opponent 8/30 at Akron 9/8 at Ohio State 9/15 Florida International 9/29 Missouri 10/4 East Carolina * 10/13 Southern Mississippi * 10/20 at Memphis * 10/27 at Marshall * 11/3 SMU * 11/10 at UTEP * 11/17 at Tulsa * 11/24 UAB * 12/1 at Tulsa 12/21 vs Ball State 1

RUSHING MURRAY, Latavius Johnson, Storm Total Opponents

GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G 11 198 1137 31 1106 5.6 15 83 100.5 13 113 565 58 507 4.5 4 48 39.0 14 527 2800 255 2545 4.8 33 83 181.8 14 544 2516 334 2182 4.0 21 69 155.9

PASSING Bortles, Blake Gabbert, Tyler Total Opponents

G 14 7 14 14

Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct 144.5 251-399-7 62.9 185.0 2-4-0 50.0 145.8 257-412-7 62.4 119.8 288-480-11 60.0

RECEIVING Worton, J.J. Godfrey, Jeff Hall, Rannell MCDUFFIE, Quincy MURRAY, Latavius PERRIMAN, Breshad Total Opponents

G 14 14 14 14 11 14 14 14

No. 44 39 35 28 27 26 257 288

Yds 594 429 631 350 231 388 3158 3048

Avg TD Long Avg/G 13.5 5 36 42.4 11.0 3 46 30.6 18.0 4 56 45.1 12.5 3 64 25.0 8.6 4 28 21.0 14.9 3 45 27.7 12.3 28 64 225.6 10.6 16 80 217.7

PUNT RETURNS Worton, J.J. Total Opponents

No. 25 25 16

Yds 266 266 151

Avg 10.6 10.6 9.4

TD 0 0 2

Long 50 50 66

KICK RETURNS Hall, Rannell MCDUFFIE, Quincy Total Opponents

No. 18 17 38 55

Yds 350 582 943 1094

Avg 19.4 34.2 24.8 19.9

TD 0 3 3 0

Long 44 99 99 44

Result W, 56-14 L, 16-31 W, 33-20 L, 16-21 W, 40-20 ot W, 38-31 W, 35-17 W, 54-17 W, 42-17 W, 31-24 L, 21-23 W, 49-24 ot L, 27-33 W, 38-17

1 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl, St. Petersburg, Fla.

TEAM STATISTICS

SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average KICKOFFS-Yards Average Per Kick Net kick average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game Neutral Site Games

UCF OPP 496 309 35.4 22.1 301 292 145 133 144 140 12 19 2545 2182 2800 2516 255 334 527 544 4.8 4.0 181.8 155.9 33 21 3158 3048 257-412-7 288-480-11 7.7 6.3 12.3 10.6 225.6 217.7 28 16 5703 5230 939 1024 6.1 5.1 407.4 373.6 38-943 55-1094 25-266 16-151 11-246 7-45 24.8 19.9 10.6 9.4 22.4 6.4 13-8 26-16 60-507 55-438 36.2 31.3 61-2434 65-2639 39.9 40.6 35.1 35.3 89-5501 59-3522 61.8 59.7 53.1 36.9 30:49 29:05 91/186 86/214 49% 40% 9/15 13/32 60% 41% 27-189 23-147 -42 4 67 40 10-14 11-16 0-0 1-3 (53-62) 85% (38-52) 73% (45-62) 73% (30-52) 58% (60-65) 92% (36-38) 95% 207646 224873 6/34608 7/32125 1/21759

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th UCF 98 187 105 92 Opponents 51 85 75 85

OT Total 14 496 13 309

Yds 3059 25 3158 3048

TD 25 1 28 16

Lng 64 13 64 80

Avg/G 218.5 3.6 225.6 217.7

|------------ PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points MURRAY, Latavius 19 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 114 Moffitt, Shawn 0 10-14 58-63 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 88 MCDUFFIE, Quincy 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 54 Bortles, Blake 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1-2 0 0 48 Total 55 17-25 50-53 0-0 1 1-2 0 0 433 Opponents 29 20-25 28-28 0-0 1 1-1 0 0 264 TOTAL OFFENSE Bortles, Blake MURRAY, Latavius Total Opponents FIELD GOALS Moffitt, Shawn

G 14 11 14 14

Plays 486 198 939 1024

Rush 285 1106 2545 2182

Pass 3059 0 3158 3048

Total 3344 1106 5703 5230

Avg/G 238.9 100.5 407.4 373.6

FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk 10-14 71.4 0-0 6-6 2-3 2-4 0-1 49 2

PUNTING Boyle, Jamie Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg Long TB 60 2434 40.6 64 7 61 2434 39.9 64 7 65 2639 40.6 64 4

FC 16 16 20

I20 23 23 20

ALL PURPOSE MURRAY, Latavius MCDUFFIE, Qunicy Hall, Rannell Total Opponents

G 11 14 14 14 14

IR 0 0 0 246 45

Tot 1337 1102 984 7158 6520

DEFENSE Ishmael, Kemal GEATHERS, Clayton PLUMMER, Terrance DAVIS, Jonathan Shipman, Ray Total Opponents

G Solo Ast Total 14 68 56 124 14 62 55 117 14 50 58 108 14 50 49 99 12 38 53 91 14 553 542 1095 14 506 469 975

Rush 1106 170 3 2545 2182

Rec 231 350 631 3158 3048

PR 0 0 0 266 151 TFL/Yds 5.0- 18 4.0- 9 7.0- 25 9.0- 38 3.5- 8 85-336 74-268

KOR 0 582 350 943 1094

Sacks Int 1.0- 10 3-46 . . . 1-0 2.5- 27 . . . 27-189 11-246 23-147 7-45

PBU 4 5 2 3 1 45 53

50+ Blkd 13 0 13 1 10 0

Avg/G 121.5 78.7 70.3 511.3 465.7 H FR-Yds FF Blk Saf 1 3-0 3 . . 1 . 2 . . 3 1-(-2) . . . 5 . 2 . . 5 . . . . 49 16-85 16 3 1 26 8-18 10 8 .

Returning players in italics

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UCF YEAR GP W L T HEAD COACH BOWL 1979 8 6 2 0 Don Jonas 1980 9 4 4 1 Don Jonas 1981 10 4 6 0 Don Jonas 1982 10 0 10 0 Sam Weir 1983 11 5 6 0 Lou Saban 1984 11 2 9 0 Lou Saban/Jerry Anderson * 1985 11 4 7 0 Gene McDowell 1986 11 6 5 0 Gene McDowell 1987 13 9 4 0 Gene McDowell 1988 11 6 5 0 Gene McDowell 1989 10 7 3 0 Gene McDowell 1990 14 10 4 0 Gene McDowell 1991 11 6 5 0 Gene McDowell 1992 10 6 4 0 Gene McDowell 1993 12 9 3 0 Gene McDowell 1994 11 7 4 0 Gene McDowell 1995 11 6 5 0 Gene McDowell 1996 11 5 6 Gene McDowell 1997 11 5 6 Gene McDowell 1998 11 9 2 Mike Kruczek 1999 11 4 7 Mike Kruczek 2000 11 7 4 Mike Kruczek 2001 11 6 5 Mike Kruczek 2002 12 7 5 Mike Kruczek 2003 12 3 9 Mike Kruczek/Alan Gooch * 2004 11 0 11 George O’Leary 2005 13 8 5 George O’Leary Hawaii 2006 12 4 8 George O’Leary 2007 14 10 4 George O’Leary Liberty 2008 12 4 8 George O’Leary 2009 13 8 5 George O’Leary St. Petersburg 2010 14 11 3 George O’Leary Liberty 2011 12 5 7 George O’Leary 2012 14 10 4 George O’Leary Beef ‘O’ Brady’s TOTAL 389 203 185 1 *Jerry Anderson coached the last four games of the 1984 season; Alan Gooch coached the last two games of the 2003 season.

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THE TEAMS UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

Location:...................................................................... Cincinnati, Ohio Enrollment:................................................................................... 41,357 Founded:.......................................................................................... 1819 Nickname: ..............................................................................Bearcats Colors: ........................................................................... Red and Black Website: ................................................................... GoBearcats.com Stadium: ............................. Nippert Stadium (35,000/FieldTurf Pro) President: ..................................................................Dr. Santa J. Ono Director of Athletics: ..................................................Whit Babcock Head Coach: .............. Tommy Tuberville (Southern Arkansas ’76)

MEDIA RELATIONS

Assistant AD/Communications: ................................... Ryan Koslen Office Phone: ................................................................ (513) 556-5186 Mobile: .......................................................................... (216) 798-5998 E-mail: ................................................................ryan.koslen@.uc.edu Press Box Phone: ........................................................ (513) 556-1010

BEARCAT TEAM FACTS

2012 Record/Finish: ............................10-3/5-2 BIG EAST (tied, 1st) All-Time Record: ......................................................571-556-51 (.506) Bowl Appearances: ......................................................................... 14 Bowl Record: ......................................................................... 8-6 (.571) Last Bowl Appearance: ............................................2012 Belk Bowl

(Cincinnati 48, Duke 34)

Offensive System:..................................................... Pro Set/Multiple Defensive System:...................................................................Multiple Lettermen Returning/Lost: .......................................................... 44/24 Starters Returning/Lost: ............................................................. 14/10

CINCINNATI BEARCATS 

Dr. Santa J. Ono President

Whit Babcock Director of Athletics

Tommy Tuberville Head Coach

Ryan Koslen Communications

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CINCINNATI STORYLINES Cincinnati has won four conference championships in the last five years, including a share of last year’s Big East title. Tommy Tuberville, who holds a 130-77 career record in 17 seasons as a head coach, enters his first year on the Cincinnati sideline. Tuberville had been head coach at Texas Tech for the past three seasons. The Bearcats have enjoyed back-to-back 10-3 seasons. Cincinnati has won at least 10 games in five of the last six years. Cincinnati has won its last two bowl games — a 48-34 decision against Duke in last year’s Belk Bowl and a 31-24 victory against Vanderbilt in the 2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. OFFENSE The Bearcats return both players who started at quarterback last season. QB Brendon Kay started the last five games, going 4-1 and leading the Bearcats to a win against Duke in the Belk Bowl. QB Munchie Legaux, who started the first eight games, also returns. Cincinnati has a veteran offensive line, anchored by OT Eric Lefeld and OG Austen Bujnoch, who both earned All-Big East First Team honors in 2012.

Cincinnati will look to offset the loss of 1,300-yard rusher George Winn, who scored 13 rushing touchdowns. RB Ralph David Abernathy IV, who had a team-high 1,508 all-purpose yards in 2012, could see an increased workload in the backfield.

2013 Schedule

DEFENSE LB Greg Blair, who had a team-high 138 tackles last season, earned All-Big East First Team honors. He enters 2013 as a legitimate All-America candidate.

Sat., Sept. 7

DT Mitch Meador and NT Jordan Stepp retrurn to anchor the interior defensive line.

7 p.m., ESPN3 Series: Cincinnati leads, 1-0 Notable: Bearcat head coach Tommy Tuberville beat Northwestern State 44-6 last year at Texas Tech.

The returing starters in the defensive backfield are CB Deven Drane, who had two interceptions last year, and FS Arryn Chenault, who had three picks. SPECIAL TEAMS K Tony Miliano was named to the preseason watch list for the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top kicker. Miliano connected on 77 percent of his field goal attempts last year (17-for-22). Abernathy averaged 25.0 yards on kickoff returns, while WR Anthony McClung handled most of the duties on punt returns, averaging 9.9 yards per attempt.

Sat., Aug. 31

Purdue

Noon, ESPNU

Series: Purdue leads, 1-0 Notable: Only previous meeting between the schools was a 19-14 Purdue win in 2001.

at Illinois

Noon, ESPN2/ESPNU Series: Cincinnati leads, 1-0 Notable: Cincinnati was a 49-36 winner in the teams’ only previous meeting in 2009.

Sat., Sept. 14

Northwestern State

Sat., Sept. 21

at Miam (Ohio)

The Victory Bell TBD Series: Miami (Ohio) leads, 59-50-7 Notable: Cincinnati’s 52-14 win last year extended the Bearcats’ series winning streak to seven games.

Sat., Oct. 5

at USF

Fri., Oct. 11

Temple

Sat., Oct. 19

UConn

TBD Series: Cincinnati leads, 7-3 Notable: Cincinnati has won six of the last seven meetings, including three straight in Tampa. TBD, ESPN/ESPN2 Series: Cincinnati leads, 10-4-1 Notable: Bearcat QB Brendon Kay threw two TD passes in his first career start in last year’s 34-10 win. TBD Series: Cincinnati leads, 6-2 Notable: Cincinnati’s 34-17 win last year snapped a five-game series winning streak by the home team.

Wed., Oct. 30

at Memphis

8 p.m., ESPN2 Series: Memphis leads, 18-12 Notable: Cincinnati’s last trip to Memphis was a 3124 win against Vanderbilt in the 2011 Liberty Bowl.

Sat., Nov. 9

SMU

TBD Series: First meeting Notable: Tommy Tuberville is 3-0 against the Mustangs (1-0 at Texas Tech, 2-0 at Mississippi).

Sat., Nov. 16

at Rutgers

Sat., Nov. 23

at Houston

Thu., Dec. 5

Louisville

TBD Series: Rutgers leads, 9-8-1 Notable: Cincinnati had won five straight in the series before consecutive wins by Rutgers in 2011 and 2012. TBD Series: Houston leads, 13-8 Notable: First meeting between the schools since 2002. Cincinnati’s last loss in the series was in 1999. The Keg of Nails 7:30 p.m., ESPN Series: Cincinnati leads, 30-22-1 Notable: The Bearcats forced OT with 1:03 left in regulation, but Louisville rallied to win 34-31 last year. Running back Ralph David Abernathy IV

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CINCINNATI Tommy Tuberville At A Glance

Tommy Tuberville

Hometown: Camden, Ark. Family: Wife – Suzanne; Children - Thomas, Troy Alma Mater (Year): Southern Arkansas (1976) Hired at Cincinnati: Dec. 8, 2012

Head Coach

Tommy Tuberville, a 17-year head coaching veteran was named the 41st football head coach at the University of Cincinnati Dec. 8, 2012. Tuberville, widely regarded as one of the top coaches and recruiters in the collegiate game, comes to Cincinnati after three years at Texas Tech. In three seasons in Lubbock, Tuberville led the Red Raiders to a 20-17 mark and a pair of bowl appearances. In 17 seasons as a head coach, he holds a 130-77 career record. Tuberville assembled the top two recruiting classes in Texas Tech history that placed the Red Raiders in the national top 25 in both 2011 and 2012. Tuberville’s strong bowl history proved beneficial for the Red Raiders as he led them to a 45-38 win over Northwestern, which gave Tech its third consecutive win over a Big Ten foe. In 10 seasons at Auburn (1999-2008), Tuberville led the Tigers to 85 overall wins, which ranks fourth in school history. The Tigers also won 49 Southeastern Conference games, a number that is the fourth-best mark in the SEC. Tuberville led Auburn to seven-straight bowl appearances, including New Year’s Day bowl games in four of those years. In 2004, Tuberville led Auburn to its best season ever as the Tigers won a school-record 13 games and captured the SEC Championship and the Nokia Sugar Bowl title. Auburn won its first conference title since 1989, including its first outright championship since 1987. Auburn defeated five top-15 teams, becoming just the 10th NCAA Division I-A team to finish 13-0 or better. The Tigers earned their first berth in a Bowl Championship Series game and defeated Virginia Tech, 16-13 in the Sugar Bowl. For his efforts, Tuberville was named the AFCA, Associated Press, Paul “Bear” Bryant, FCA, SEC and Walter Camp Coach of the Year. The season before Tuberville’s arrival, Auburn finished with a 3-8 overall record and a last place finish in the SEC Western Division. Tuberville guided the program back to the top of the league standings, leading Auburn to an SEC Championship, five Western Division titles including outright championships in 2000 and 2004 and co-championships in 2001, 2002 and 2005. Tuberville directed Auburn to eight consecutive bowl appearances, including five New Year’s Day bowl berths and three consecutive January 1 bowl games from 2005-07. While at Ole Miss from 1995-98, Tuberville posted a 25-20 record. Inheriting a Rebel pro

Collegiate/Professional Career 1980-84 1986-92 1993 1994 1995-98 1999-2008 2010-12 2013-

Assistant Coach, Arkansas State Defensive Coach, Miami (Fla.) Defensive Coordinator, Miami (Fla.) Defensive Coordinator, Texas A&M Head Coach, Mississippi Head Coach, Auburn Head Coach, Texas Tech Head Coach, Cincinnati

Assistant Coaches Eddie Gran Offensive Coordinator Art Kaufman Defensive Coordinator

gram plagued by NCAA sanctions and probation, he guided Ole Miss to a winning record in his first season in 1995, despite having just 61 players on scholarship. He did not have a full compliment of scholarship players to work with in any of his four years at Ole Miss. Prior to becoming head coach at Ole Miss, Tuberville served as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Texas A&M for one season. In 1994, he helped lead the Aggies to a 10-0-1 record and No. 8 final ranking by the Associated Press. Tuberville served as a member of the University of Miami staff for eight seasons from 1986-93, taking over as defensive coordinator in 1993. While serving on the staffs of Jimmy Johnson and Dennis Erickson at Miami, Tuberville was a defensive coach on teams which won three national championships, posted an 87-9 record and played in nine consecutive New Year’s Day bowls. Tuberville began his collegiate coaching career at Arkansas State in 1980, coaching various segments of the Indians’ defense over the next five seasons. During a five-year stay at Arkansas State, Tuberville coached defensive backs, nose guards and linebackers. During his final year at ASU, the Indians advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. He began his coaching career at Hermitage (Ark.) High School where he spent two years as an assistant and two as a head coach. After three straight four-win seasons, Tuberville guided HHS to a 7-3 mark in 1979 before moving to Arkansas State. A 1976 graduate of Southern Arkansas University, Tuberville was a letterman at free safety and a two-year member of the golf team at SAU.

Robert Prunty Associate Head Coach/Defensive Ends Steven Clinkscale Defensive Backs Tyson Helton Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Darren Hiller Offensive Line Darin Hinshaw Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks Blake Rolan Wide Receivers Fred Tate Defensive Tackles

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CINCINNATI Tommy Tuberville Year-By-Year YEAR SCHOOL 1995 Mississippi 1996 Mississippi 1997 Mississippi 1998 Mississippi 1999 Auburn 2000 Auburn 2001 Auburn 2002 Auburn 2003 Auburn 2004 Auburn 2005 Auburn 2006 Auburn 2007 Auburn 2008 Auburn 2010 Texas Tech 2011 Texas Tech 2012 Texas Tech

OVERALL CONFERENCE 6-5 3-5 5-6 2-6 8-4 4-4 6-5 3-5 5-6 2-6 9-4 6-2 7-5 5-3 9-4 5-3 8-5 5-3 13-0 8-0 9-3 7-1 11-2 6-2 9-4 5-3 5-7 2-6 8-5 3-5 5-7 2-7 7-5 4-5

BOWL

FINAL RANK

Motor City (beat Marshall, 34-31) Independence (beat Texas Tech, 35-18)

22/22

Citrus (lost to Michigan, 31-28) Peach (lost to North Carolina, 16-10) Capital One (beat Penn State, 13-9) Music City (beat Wisconsin, 28-14) Sugar (beat Virginia Tech, 16-13) Capital One (lost to Wisconsin, 24-10) Cotton (beat Nebraska, 17-14) Chick-fil-A (beat Clemson, 23-20)

20/18 16/14 2/2 14/14 8/9 14/15

TicketCity (beat Northwestern 45-38) Meineke Car Care of Texas (beat Minnesota, 34-31)

Mississippi Record (three years)

25-20 12-20 .556 .375

2-0 1.000

Auburn Record (10 years)

85-40 51-29 .680 .638

5-3 .625

Texas Tech Record (three years)

20-17 9-17 .541 .321

2-0 1.000

Career Record (16 years)

130-77 72-66 .628 .522

9-3 .750

All-Time Cincinnati Coaches

TENURE No Coach 1885-93 W. Durant Berry 1894-95 Williams Reynolds 1896 Tom Fennel 1897 Frank Cavanaugh 1898 Dan Reed 1899-00 Henry Pratt 1901 Anthony Chez 1902-03 Amos Foster 1904-05 William Foley 1906 Ralph Inott 1908 Robert Burch 1909-11 Lowell Dana 1912-13 George Little 1914-15 Ion Cortright 1916 Frank Marty 1917 Boyd Chambers 1918-21 George McLaren 1922-26 George Babcock 1927-30 Dana King 1931-34 Russ Cohen 1935-37 Wade Woodworth 1937 Joe Meyer 1938-42 Ray Nolting 1945-48 Sid Gillman 1949-54 George Blackburn 1955-60 Chuck Studley 1961-66 Homer Rice 1967-68 Ray Callahan 1969-72 Tony Mason 1973-76 Ralph Staub 1977-80 Mike Gottfried 1981-82 Watson Brown 1983 Dave Currey 1984-88 Tim Murphy 1989-93 Rick Minter 1994-03 Mark Dantonio 2004-06 * Brian Kelly 2006-09 * Jeff Quinn 2009 * Butch Jones 2010-12 * Steve Stripling 2012 * Total

W L T PCT 13 12 4 .517 6 6 0 .500 4 3 1 .562 9 1 1 .864 5 1 3 .722 8 6 1 .567 1 3 1 .300 5 10 2 .353 11 4 0 .733 0 7 2 .111 1 4 1 .250 16 8 2 .654 8 7 2 .529 10 8 0 .556 0 8 1 .056 0 6 0 .000 12 15 3 .450 16 26 3 .389 12 21 3 .375 25 10 1 .708 8 11 3 .432 0 6 0 .000 27 16 3 .620 23 15 1 .603 50 13 1 .789 25 27 6 .483 27 33 0 .450 8 10 1 .447 20 23 0 .465 26 18 0 .591 14 28 2 .341 12 10 0 .545 4 6 1 .409 19 36 0 .345 17 37 1 .318 53 63 1 .457 18 17 .514 34 6 .850 0 1 .000 23 14 .621 1 0 1.000 571 556 51 .506

Sid Gillman

Brian Kelly

* Mark Dantonio resigned in the 2006 season prior to the 2006-07 International Bowl, which was coached by Brian Kelly (27-24 win against Western Michigan). Kelly resigned in 2009, prior to the 2009-10 Allstate Sugar Bowl, which was coached by Jeff Quinn (51-24 loss to Florida). Butch Jones resigned in the 2012 season prior to the Belk Bowl, which was coached by Steve Stripling (48-30 win against Duke).

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CINCINNATI 2012 RESULTS (10-3, 5-2 Big east) Date Opponent 9/6 Pittsburgh * 9/15 Delaware State 9/29 vs. Virginia Tech (at Landover, Md.) 10/6 Miami (Ohio) 10/13 Fordham 10/20 at Toledo 10/26 at Louisville * 11/3 Syracuse * 11/10 at Temple * 11/17 Rutgers * 11/23 USF * 12/1 at Connecticut * 12/27 vs. Duke (Belk Bowl, Charlotte, N.C.)

Result W, 34-10 W, 23-7 W, 27-24 W, 52-14 W, 49-17 L, 23-29 ot L, 31-34 W, 35-24 W, 34-10 L, 3-10 W, 27-10 W, 34-17 W, 48-34

TEAM STATISTICS

CIN OPP SCORING 420 240 Points Per Game 32.3 18.5 FIRST DOWNS 266 268 Rushing 124 98 Passing 120 153 Penalty 22 17 RUSHING YARDAGE 2619 1763 Yards gained rushing 2853 2080 Yards lost rushing 234 317 Rushing Attempts 492 459 Average Per Rush 5.3 3.8 Average Per Game 201.5 135.6 TDs Rushing 25 10 PASSING YARDAGE 3104 3282 Comp-Att-Int 210-371-11 282-498-16 Average Per Pass 8.4 6.6 Average Per Catch 14.8 11.6 Average Per Game 238.8 252.5 TDs Passing 25 13 TOTAL OFFENSE 5723 5045 Total Plays 863 957 Average Per Play 6.6 5.3 Average Per Game 440.2 388.1 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 34-839 45-1010 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 26-252 26-196 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 16-303 11-167 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 24.7 22.4 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 9.7 7.5 INT RETURN AVERAGE 18.9 15.2 FUMBLES-LOST 17-8 24-12 PENALTIES-Yards 73-695 83-736 Average Per Game 53.5 56.6 PUNTS-Yards 60-2467 69-2921 Average Per Punt 41.1 42.3 Net punt average 35.3 36.9 KICKOFFS-Yards 82-5168 56-3451 Average Per Kick 63.0 61.6 Net kick average 39.4 37.7 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 28:43 31:17 3RD-DOWN Conversions 73/171 81/209 3rd-Down Pct 43% 39% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4/8 11/22 4th-Down Pct 50% 50% SACKS BY-Yards 31-217 15-92 MISC YARDS 54 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 53 26 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 17-22 19-26 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-1 0-1 RED-ZONE SCORES (41-49) 84% (28-40) 70% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (30-49) 61% (17-40) 43% PAT-ATTEMPTS (51-53) 96% (21-22) 95% ATTENDANCE 203965 130699 Games/Avg Per Game 7/29138 4/32675 Neutral Site Games 2/47077 SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total Cincinnati 106 87 115 112 0 420 Opponents 55 55 56 71 3 264

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G WINN, George 13 243 1370 36 1334 5.5 13 58 102.6 ABERNATHY, Ralph David 13 69 394 28 366 5.3 3 52 28.2 LEGAUX, Munchie 11 55 407 72 335 6.1 4 77 30.5 KAY, Brendon 11 48 362 56 306 6.4 2 40 27.8 Total 13 492 2853 234 2619 5.3 25 77 201.5 Opponents 13 459 2080 317 1763 3.8 10 60 135.6 PASSING LEGAUX, Munchie KAY, Brendon Total Opponents

G Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD 11 125.67 120-230-9 52.2 1716 13 11 163.07 87-138-2 63.0 1298 10 13 143.19 210-371-11 56.6 3104 25 13 114.17 282-498-16 56.6 3282 13

RECEIVING KELCE, Travis THOMPKINS, Kembrell MCCLUNG, Anthony ABERNATHY, Ralph David Total Opponents

G 13 13 12 13 13 13

PUNT RETURNS MCCLUNG, Anthony Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg TD Long 16 158 9.9 0 29 26 252 9.7 0 42 26 196 7.5 1 22

Lng Avg/G 78 156.0 83 118.0 83 238.8 74 252.5

No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G 45 722 16.0 8 83 55.5 34 541 15.9 2 75 41.6 34 539 15.9 2 55 44.9 28 341 12.2 4 76 26.2 210 3104 14.8 25 83 238.8 282 3282 11.6 13 74 252.5

KICK RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD Long ABERNATHY, Ralph David 32 801 25.0 0 58 Total 34 839 24.7 0 58 Opponents 45 1010 22.4 1 91 |------------ PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points MILIANO, Tony 0 17-22 51-53 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 102 WINN, George 13 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 78 KELCE, Travis 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 48 ABERNATHY, Ralph David 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 42 Total 53 17-22 51-53 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 420 Opponents 26 19-26 21-22 1-2 2 2-2 0 0 240 TOTAL OFFENSE LEGAUX, Munchie KAY, Brendon Total Opponents FIELD GOALS MILIANO, Tony

G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G 11 285 335 1716 2051 186.5 11 186 306 1298 1604 145.8 13 863 2619 3104 5723 440.2 13 957 1763 3282 5045 388.1 FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk 17-22 77.3 1-1 5-5 4-5 7-11 0-0 47 0

PUNTING No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd O’DONNELL, Pat 59 2467 41.8 65 6 8 23 1 TEAM 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 60 2467 41.1 65 6 8 23 1 Opponents 69 2921 42.3 79 5 21 18 0 ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G ABERNATHY, Ralph David 13 366 341 0 801 0 1508 116.0 WINN, George 13 1334 128 0 0 0 1462 112.5 KELCE, Travis 13 0 722 0 0 0 722 55.5 MCCLUNG, Anthony 12 7 539 158 0 0 704 58.7 Total 13 2619 3104 252 839 303 7117 547.5 Opponents 13 1763 3282 196 1010 167 6418 493.7 DEFENSE G Solo Ast Total BLAIR, Greg 13 68 70 138 BOMAR, Maalik 13 51 34 85 CHEATHAM, Camerron 13 37 20 57 GIORDANO, Dan 13 24 32 56 TEMPLE, Nick 13 32 22 54 Total 13 539 422 961 Opponents 13 470 438 908

TFL/Yds 9.0-26 3.5-9 4.0-13 6.0-42 5.5-27 76-311 67.0-230

Sacks Int PBU H FR-Yds FF Blk Saf 2.5-14 2-13 6 4 1-0 2 . . . 1-0 2 . . . . . 1.0-6 3-83 5 . 1-0 1 . . 5.0-41 . 1 12 2-0 1 . . 2.5-21 1-55 4 . . . . . 31-217 16-303 61 25 12-96 14 3 . 15-92 11-167 47 23 8-0 12 1 .

Returning players in italics

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CINCINNATI YEAR GP W L T HEAD COACH BOWL 1885 2 1 0 1 No Coach 1886 2 2 0 0 No Coach 1887 1 1 0 0 No Coach 1888 2 1 0 1 No Coach 1889 2 1 1 0 No Coach 1890 4 2 1 1 No Coach 1891 7 4 2 1 No Coach 1892 3 1 2 0 No Coach 1893 6 0 6 0 No Coach 1894 6 3 3 0 W. Durant Berry 1895 6 3 3 0 W. Durant Berry 1896 8 4 3 1 William Reynolds 1897 11 9 1 1 Tom Fennel 1898 9 5 1 3 Frank Cavanaugh 1899 7 5 2 0 Dan Reed 1900 8 3 4 1 Dan Reed 1901 5 1 3 1 Henry Pratt 1902 8 4 2 2 Anthony Chez 1903 9 1 8 0 Anthony Chez 1904 8 7 1 0 Amos Foster 1905 7 4 3 0 Amos Foster 1906 9 0 7 2 William Foley 1907 No Games Played 1908 6 1 4 1 Ralph Inott 1909 8 4 3 1 Robert Burch 1910 9 6 3 0 Robert Burch 1911 9 6 2 1 Robert Burch 1912 8 3 4 1 Lowell Dana 1913 9 5 3 1 Lowell Dana 1914 9 6 3 0 George Little 1915 9 4 5 0 George Little 1916 9 0 8 1 Ion Cortright 1917 6 0 6 0 Frank Marty 1918 5 3 0 2 Boyd Chambers 1919 8 3 4 1 Boyd Chambers 1920 9 4 5 0 Boyd Chambers 1921 8 2 6 0 Boyd Chambers 1922 9 1 7 1 George McLaren 1923 9 6 3 0 George McLaren 1924 9 2 6 1 George McLaren 1925 9 4 5 0 George McLaren 1926 9 3 5 1 George McLaren 1927 9 2 5 2 George Babcock 1928 9 1 8 0 George Babcock 1929 9 4 4 1 George Babcock 1930 9 5 4 0 George Babcock 1931 9 5 4 0 Dana King 1932 9 7 2 0 Dana King 1933 9 7 2 0 Dana King 1934 9 6 2 1 Dana King 1935 9 7 2 0 Russ Cohen 1936 9 1 5 3 Russ Cohen 1937 10 0 10 0 Russ Cohen/Wade Woodworth 1938 9 4 5 0 Joe Meyer 1939 9 4 3 2 Joe Meyer 1940 9 5 3 1 Joe Meyer 1941 9 6 3 0 Joe Meyer 1942 10 8 2 0 Joe Meyer 1943 No Games Played 1944 No Games Played 1945 8 4 4 0 Ray Nolting 1946 11 9 2 0 Ray Nolting Sun 1947 10 7 3 0 Ray Nolting 1948 10 3 6 1 Ray Nolting 1949 11 7 4 0 Sid Gillman Glass 1950 12 8 4 0 Sid Gillman Sun 1951 11 10 1 0 Sid Gillman 1952 10 8 1 1 Sid Gillman 1953 10 9 1 0 Sid Gillman 1954 10 8 2 0 Sid Gillman 1955 9 1 6 2 George Blackburn 1956 9 4 5 0 George Blackburn 1957 10 5 4 1 George Blackburn 1958 10 6 2 2 George Blackburn

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YEAR GP W L T HEAD COACH BOWL 1959 10 5 4 1 George Blackburn 1960 10 4 6 0 George Blackburn 1961 10 3 7 0 Chuck Studley 1962 10 2 8 0 Chuck Studley 1963 10 6 4 0 Chuck Studley 1964 10 8 2 0 Chuck Studley 1965 10 5 5 0 Chuck Studley 1966 10 3 7 0 Chuck Studley 1967 9 3 6 0 Homer Rice 1968 10 5 4 1 Homer Rice 1969 10 4 6 0 Ray Callahan 1970 11 7 4 0 Ray Callahan 1971 11 7 4 0 Ray Callahan 1972 11 2 9 0 Ray Callahan 1973 11 4 7 0 Tony Mason 1974 11 7 4 0 Tony Mason 1975 11 6 5 0 Tony Mason 1976 11 9 2 0 Tony Mason 1977 11 5 4 2 Ralph Staub 1978 11 5 6 0 Ralph Staub 1979 11 2 9 0 Ralph Staub 1980 11 2 9 0 Ralph Staub 1981 11 6 5 0 Mike Gottfried 1982 11 6 5 0 Mike Gottfried 1983 11 4 6 1 Watson Brown 1984 11 2 9 0 Dave Currey 1985 11 5 6 0 Dave Currey 1986 11 5 6 0 Dave Currey 1987 11 4 7 0 Dave Currey 1988 11 3 8 0 Dave Currey 1989 11 1 9 1 Tim Murphy 1990 11 1 10 0 Tim Murphy 1991 11 4 7 0 Tim Murphy 1992 11 3 8 0 Tim Murphy 1993 11 8 3 0 Tim Murphy 1994 11 2 8 1 Rick Minter 1995 11 6 5 0 Rick Minter 1996 11 6 5 Rick Minter 1997 12 8 4 Rick Minter Humanitarian 1998 11 2 9 Rick Minter 1999 11 3 8 Rick Minter 2000 12 7 5 Rick Minter Motor City 2001 12 7 5 Rick Minter Motor City 2002 14 7 7 Rick Minter New Orleans 2003 12 5 7 Rick Minter 2004 12 7 5 Mark Dantonio Fort Worth 2005 11 4 7 Mark Dantonio 2006 13 8 5 Mark Dantonio/Brian Kelly * International 2007 13 10 3 Brian Kelly PapaJohns.com 2008 14 11 3 Brian Kelly FedEx Orange 2009 13 12 1 Brian Kelly/Jeff Quinn * Allstate Sugar 2010 12 4 8 Butch Jones 2011 13 10 3 Butch Jones AutoZone Liberty 2012 13 10 3 Butch Jones/Steve Stripling Belk TOTAL 1179 571 556 51 *Brian Kelly coached Cincinnati in the 2007 International Bowl; Jeff Quinn coached Cincinnati in the 2009-10 Allstate Sugar Bowl; Steve Stripling coached Cincinnati in the 2012 Belk Bowl.


THE TEAMS

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

Location:........................................................................... Storrs, Conn. Enrollment:................................................................................... 30,256 Founded:.......................................................................................... 1881 Nickname: ................................................................................ Huskies Colors: ................................................ National Flag Blue and White Website: .............................................................. UConnHuskies.com Stadium: ..........................................Rentschler Field (40,000/Grass) President: .................................................................Dr. Susan Herbst Director of Athletics: ................................................ Warde Manuel Head Coach: ................................Paul Pasqualoni (Penn State ’72)

MEDIA RELATIONS

Associate AD/Communications: ..................................Mike Enright Office Phone: ................................................................ (860) 486-2241 Mobile: .......................................................................... (860) 208-4756 E-mail: .........................................................mike.enright@uconn.edu SID Fax: ......................................................................... (860) 486-5085 Press Box Phone: ........................................................ (860) 610-4778

HUSKY TEAM FACTS

2012 Record/Finish: ................................ 5-7/2-5 Big East (tied, 6th) All-Time Record: ......................................................491-517-38 (.487) Bowl Appearances: ........................................................................... 5 Bowl Record: ......................................................................... 3-2 (.600) Last Bowl Appearance: ..........................2011 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl (Oklahoma 48, Connecticut 20) Offensive System:....................................................................Multiple Defensive System:............................................................................4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost: .......................................................... 30/12 Starters Returning/Lost: ............................................................... 17/7

UCONN HUSKIES

Dr. Susan Herbst President

Warde Manuel Director of Athletics

Paul Pasqualoni Head Coach

Mike Enright Communications

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UCONN STORYLINES UConn looks to bounce back from consecutive 5-7 seasons as coach Paul Pasqualoni enters his third year on the sidelines.

DEFENSE LB Yawin Smallwood, who finished third in the Big East with 120 tackles last year, earned AllBig East First Team honors as a sophomore.

Pasqualoni has won 151 career games in 21 years as a collegiate head coach. He has more wins than any American Athletic Conference head coach.

The Huskies have five starters back from a unit that led the Big East in total defense last season.

The Huskies play four of their first five games at home and close the year with back-to-back dates at Rentschler Field. OFFENSE UConn returns its starting quarterback, running back and its top receiver from last year’s team. The Huskies also bring back four of their five starters on the offensive line. QB Chandler Whitmer threw for at least 200 yards in five of the Huskies’ final six games last year. Whitmer finished the year with 2,664 passing yards, but had a Big East-leading 16 interceptions. RB Lyle McCombs enters his third year as the Huskies’ starting tailback. McCombs has rushed for 2,011 yards in his two-year career. No returning player had more than one touchdown reception last season. WR Geremy Davis led the team with 613 yards on 44 receptions in 2012.

2013 Schedule Thu., Aug. 29

Towson

Sat., Sept. 14

Maryland

7:30 p.m., ESPN3 Series: Towson leads, 1-0 Notable: The only previous meeting was in 1993, when the Huskies competed in the FCS.

UConn will need to replace a pair of defensive backs who were drafted by NFL teams. CB Byron Jones and S Ty-Meer Brown return as starters in the secondary.

7:30 p.m., ESPN3 Series: Tied, 1-1 Notable: Maryland coach Randy Edsall coached Connecticut from 1999-2010.

Sat., Sept. 21

Michigan

A veteran defensive line will be anchored by DT Shamar Stephen, DE Angelo Pruitt and DE Jesse Joseph.

TBD Series: Michigan leads, 1-0 Notable: Michigan took the first meeting 30-10 in 2010 in front of what was the largest crowd in NCAA history (113,090).

SPECIAL TEAMS K Chad Christen stepped in to make 14 of 21 field goal attempts in his first year as the starter. Christen was 12-for-14 from inside 40 yards.

Sat., Sept. 28

at Buffalo

P Cole Wagner averaged 40.5 yards per punt in 2012, good for fifth in the Big East.

Sat., Oct. 12

USF

Sat., Oct. 19

at Cincinnati

Sat., Oct. 26

at UCF

TBD Series: UConn leads, 16-4 Notable: The Huskies have won their last eight matchups against the Bulls. TBD Series: Tied, 5-5 Notable: The last six meetings have been decided by seven points or fewer. TBD Series: Cincinnati leads, 7-2 Notable: The Huskies are 0-5 all-time at Nippert Stadium. TBD Series: First meeting Notable: Paul Pasqualoni and George O’Leary faced each other in 2001 with Syracuse and Georgia Tech.

Fri., Nov. 8

Louisville

8 p.m., ESPN2 Series: Louisville leads, 5-4 Notable: UConn scored a 23-20, triple-overtime road win against the No. 19/18 Cardinals last year.

Sat., Nov. 16

at SMU

Sat., Nov. 23

at Temple

Sat., Nov. 30

Rutgers

TBD Series: SMU leads, 1-0 Notable: SMU won the only previous meeting in 1989, 31-30 in Dallas. TBD Series: Temple leads, 9-4 Notable: The Huskies look to snap a two-game series slide against the Owls. TBD Series: Rutgers leads, 22-10 Notable: Rutgers has won four of the last five meetings, but UConn took the last game in East Hartford.

Sat., Dec. 7

Linebacker Yawin Smallwood

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Memphis

TBD Series: First meeting Notable: UConn closes the regular season with backto-back home games for the first time since 2009.


UCONN Paul Pasqualoni At A Glance

Paul Pasqualoni

Hometown: Cheshire, Conn. Family: Wife – Jill; Children - Dante, Tito, Cami Alma Mater (Year): Penn State (1972) Hired at UConn: Jan. 14, 2011

Head Coach

Paul Pasqualoni became the 28th head football coach at the University of Connecticut Jan. 14, 2011. Before taking the UConn position, Pasqualoni had been coaching in the National Football League as a member of the Dallas Cowboys staff (2005-07 and 2010) and the Miami Dolphins (2008-09). Pasqualoni worked with the tight ends (2005) and linebackers (2006-07) in Dallas. The Cowboys won the NFC East in 2007 and were a Wild Card playoff team in 2006. In 2007, the Cowboys’ defense limited opponents to 4.9 yards per play and were third in sacks. He rejoined the Cowboys staff in 2010 and became the defensive coordinator. He served as defensive coordinator with the Dolphins and his defense allowed just 19.8 points per game in 2008 as the Dolphins won the AFC East Championship. His 2009 defense led the NFL in sacks per pass attempt. Pasqualoni served as the head coach of Syracuse from 1991-2004 and led the Orange to nine bowl games. He was the head coach at Western Connecticut from 1982-86 and led them to an NCAA Division II postseason appearance. Pasqualoni concluded his 14-year tenure as Syracuse’s second-winningest coach with 107 victories. He guided his teams to four BIG EAST conference titles, including a share of one in 2004 - his final year at the school -- and had a 6-3 postseason record. Among those appearances, he led the Orange to two Fiesta Bowl appearances (1992 season and ‘97 season) and a trip to the Orange Bowl (1998 season), in the first year of the Bowl Championship Series. Syracuse also played in the 2004 Champs Sports Bowl, 2001 Insight.com Bowl, 1999 Music City Bowl, the 1996 Liberty Bowl, the 1996 Gator Bowl (1995 season) and the 1992 Hall of Fame Bowl (1991 season) during Pasqualoni’s tenure. His Orange teams won 10 games in three different seasons - 1991, 1992 and 2001. He joined the Syracuse staff in 1987 and was an assistant coach there for four seasons before being named the head coach prior to the 1991 season. Pasqualoni developed a solid contingent of professional players at Syracuse, including a string of 17 selections in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft as seven were first-round picks. The school produced at least two NFL draft selections in 11 of Pasqualoni’s 14 years as head coach. During his tenure at Syracuse as an assistant and head coach, the Orange were recog

Collegiate/Professional Career: 1976-79 1980-81 1982-86 1987-90 1991-2004 2005 2006-07 2008-09 2010 2011-

Assistant Coach, Southern Connecticut Defensive Coordinator, Southern Conn. Head Coach, Western Connecticut Linebackers Coach, Syracuse Head Coach, Syracuse Tight Ends Coach, Dallas Cowboys Linebackers Coach, Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator, Miami Dolphins Defensive Coordinator, Dallas Cowboys Head Coach, UConn

Assistant Coaches George DeLeone Associate Head Coach/Offensive Line

nized with the AFCA Academic Achievement Honorable Mention Award for having a graduation rate better than 70 percent a total of 14 times. They were honored during 10 of the 14 years Pasqualoni was head coach. In 1999, Syracuse won the American Football Coaches Association Academic Achievement Award for posting a 100 percent graduation rate for the class that enrolled in 1994. Pasqualoni won the ECAC/Vince Lombardi Foundation Coach of the Year award in 1996 following his second-straight 9-3 season. He was named the 1992 and 1995 ECAC Coach of the Year for Division I-A. After finishing his undergraduate degree at Penn State, he spent four seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Cheshire High School (1972-75). His first collegiate job was as an assistant at Southern Connecticut in 1976 and was elevated to defensive coordinator in 1980. Pasqualoni had a five-year stint from 1982-86 as the head football coach and athletic director at NCAA Division III Western Connecticut State in Danbury, Conn. His teams posted a 28-13 record at Western and he led the school to an NCAA Division II playoff appearance in 1985. A 1972 graduate of Penn State, Pasqualoni joined the football team as a walk-on and later lettered. He lettered in football and basketball at Cheshire High School in Connecticut and also earned a letter in football at Bordentown Military Institute in New Jersey. Pasqualoni earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education at Penn State and a master of science in physical education and human performance at Southern Connecticut State.

T.J. Weist Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Hank Hughes Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Kermit Buggs Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Shane Day Quarterbacks Shane Fogarty Safeties Mike Foley Tight Ends Darrell Perkins Cornerbacks Jon Wholley Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator

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UCONN Paul Pasqualoni Year-By-Year YEAR SCHOOL 1982 Western Connecticut 1983 Western Connecticut 1984 Western Connecticut 1985 Western Connecticut 1986 Western Connecticut 1991 Syracuse 1992 Syracuse 1993 Syracuse 1994 Syracuse 1995 Syracuse 1996 Syracuse 1997 Syracuse 1998 Syracuse 1999 Syracuse 2000 Syracuse 2001 Syracuse 2002 Syracuse 2003 Syracuse 2004 Syracuse 2011 UConn 2012 UConn

OVERALL CONFERENCE 2-7-0 2-7-0 7-3-0 6-3-0 9-1-0 8-1-0 10-2-0 8-1-0 6-4-0 10-2-0 5-0-0 10-2-0 6-1-0 6-4-1 3-4-0 7-4-0 4-3-0 9-3-0 5-2-0 9-3 6-1 9-4 6-1 8-4 6-1 7-5 3-4 6-5 4-3 10-3 6-1 4-8 2-5 6-6 2-5 6-6 4-2 5-7 3-4 5-7 2-5

BOWL

Hall of Fame (defeated Ohio State, 24-17) Fiesta (defeated Colorado, 26-22)

11/11 6/7

Gator (defeated Clemson, 41-0) Liberty (defeated Houston, 30-17) Fiesta (lost to Kansas State, 35-18) Orange (lost to Florida, 31-10) Music City (defeated Kentucky, 20-13)

19/16 21/19 21/20 25/24

Insight.com (defeated Kansas State, 26-3)

14/14

Champs Sports (lost to Georgia Tech, 51-14)

Western Conn. Record (five years)

34-17-0 24-12-0 .667 .667

0-0-0 —

Syracuse Record (14 years)

107-59-1 62-33-0 .644 .653

6-3-0 .667

UConn Record (two years)

10-14 .417

Career Record (21 years)

No Coach E.S. Mansfield T.D. Knowles E.O. Smith George H. Lamson W.F. Madden S.F.G. McLean M.F. Claffey Leo Hafford A.J. Sharadin P.T. Brady Dave W. Warner John F. Donahue Roy J. Guyer Ross Swartz Wilder Tasker Sumner A. Dole J.O. Christian Arthur L. Valpey Robert Ingalls Richard E. Forzano John L. Toner Robert F. Casciola Larry L. Naviaux Walt Nadzak Tom Jackson Skip Holtz Randy Edsall Paul Pasqualoni

5-9 0-0 .357 ­—

151-90-1 91-54-0 .626 .628

All-Time UConn Coaches

TENURE 1896-97 1898 1899-01 1902-05 1906-07 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915-16 1919 1920 1921-22 1923-33 1934-49 1950-51 1952-63 1964-65 1966-70 1971-72 1973-76 1977-82 1983-93 1994-98 1999-2010 2011-

Total

FINAL RANK

6-3-0 .000

W L T PCT 10 5 0 .667 0 3 0 .000 18 7 1 .712 14 13 1 .518 4 9 0 .308 4 3 1 .563 3 5 0 .375 1 5 1 .214 0 5 0 .000 3 3 0 .500 5 3 0 .625 3 0 0 1.000 2 14 0 .125 2 6 0 .250 1 6 1 .187 5 8 4 .412 36 39 14 .483 66 51 4 .562 7 9 0 .438 49 54 3 .476 7 10 1 .417 20 24 3 .457 9 8 1 .528 18 24 1 .430 24 39 2 .385 62 57 0 .521 34 23 0 .596 74 70 .514 10 14 .417

491 524 38 .487

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J.O. Christian

Randy Edsall


UCONN 2012 RESULTS (5-7, 2-5 Big East)

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Date Opponent 8/30 Massachusetts 9/8 North Carolina State 9/15 at Maryland 9/22 at Western Michigan 9/29 Buffalo 10/6 at Rutgers * 10/13 Temple * 10/19 at Syracuse * 11/3 at USF * 11/9 Pittsburgh * 11/24 at Louisville * 12/1 Cincinnati *

RUSHING GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G McCOMBS, Lyle 11 243 913 53 860 3.5 6 39 78.2 McCUMMINGS, Scott 12 39 160 28 132 3.4 2 25 11.0 DeLORENZO, Max 9 36 133 14 119 3.3 0 20 13.2 Total 12 419 1437 382 1055 2.5 10 50 87.9 Opponents 12 430 1552 377 1175 2.7 10 33 97.9

Result W, 37-0 L, 7-10 W, 24-21 L, 24-30 W, 24-17 L, 3-19 ot L, 14-17 L, 10-40 L, 6-13 W, 24-17 3ot W, 23-20 L, 17-34

TEAM STATISTICS

CONN OPP SCORING 213 238 Points Per Game 17.8 19.8 FIRST DOWNS 203 194 Rushing 48 69 Passing 140 112 Penalty 15 13 RUSHING YARDAGE 1055 1175 Yards gained rushing 1437 1552 Yards lost rushing 382 377 Rushing Attempts 419 430 Average Per Rush 2.5 2.7 Average Per Game 87.9 97.9 TDs Rushing 10 10 PASSING YARDAGE 2765 2544 Comp-Att-Int 219-388-18 207-381-6 Average Per Pass 7.1 6.7 Average Per Catch 12.6 12.3 Average Per Game 230.4 212.0 TDs Passing 10 15 TOTAL OFFENSE 3820 3719 Total Plays 807 811 Average Per Play 4.7 4.6 Average Per Game 318.3 309.9 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 30-587 30-676 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 22-274 32-214 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 6-36 18-231 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 19.6 22.5 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 12.5 6.7 INT RETURN AVERAGE 6.0 12.8 FUMBLES-LOST 15-8 17-6 PENALTIES-Yards 56-466 73-624 Average Per Game 38.8 52.0 PUNTS-Yards 78-3162 87-3399 Average Per Punt 40.5 39.1 Net punt average 35.7 34.1 KICKOFFS-Yards 47-2900 51-3127 Average Per Kick 61.7 61.3 Net kick average 38.8 40.0 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 30:51 29:08 3RD-DOWN Conversions 64/177 64/189 3rd-Down Pct 36% 34% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 1/7 4/13 4th-Down Pct 14% 31% SACKS BY-Yards 33-203 33-210 MISC YARDS 20 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 24 27 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 15-22 17-21 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-1 1-2 RED-ZONE SCORES (27-32) 84% (24-27) 89% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (15-32) 47% (16-27) 59% PAT-ATTEMPTS (24-24) 100% (25-27) 93% ATTENDANCE 208032 215212 Games/Avg Per Game 6/34672 6/35869 Neutral Site Games 0/0 SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total Connecticut 47 85 34 34 13 213 Opponents 36 52 55 82 13 238

PASSING G Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G WHITMER, Chandler 12 118.97 208-361-16 57.6 2664 9 74 222.0 McENTEE, Johnny 3 70.46 10-25-2 40.0 99 1 20 33.0 McCUMMINGS, Scott 12 58.40 1-2-0 50.0 2 0 2 0.2 Total 12 115.53 219-388-18 56.4 2765 10 74 230.4 Opponents 12 120.26 207-381-6 54.3 2544 15 68 212.0 RECEIVING G No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G DAVIS, Geremy 12 44 613 13.9 1 37 51.1 PHILLIPS, Shakim 12 32 399 12.5 1 25 33.2 SMITH, Michael 12 31 407 13.1 1 51 33.9 WILLIAMS, Nick 12 30 334 11.1 0 30 27.8 GRIFFIN, Ryan 12 29 484 16.7 6 74 40.3 Total 12 219 2765 12.6 10 74 230.4 Opponents 12 207 2544 12.3 15 68 212.0 PUNT RETURNS WILLIAMS, Nick Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg TD Long 21 253 12.0 2 80 22 274 12.5 3 80 32 214 6.7 0 33

KICK RETURNS WILLIAMS, Nick Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg TD Long 24 489 20.4 0 37 30 587 19.6 0 37 30 676 22.5 0 45

|------------ PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points CHRISTEN, Chad 0 14-21 22-22 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 64 McCOMBS, Lyle 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 36 GRIFFIN, Ryan 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 36 WILLIAMS, Nick 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 Total 24 15-22 24-24 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 213 Opponents 27 17-21 25-27 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 238 TOTAL OFFENSE WHITMER, Chandler McCOMBS, Lyle Total Opponents

G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G 12 424 -161 2664 2503 208.6 11 243 860 0 860 78.2 12 807 1055 2765 3820 318.3 12 811 1175 2544 3719 309.9

FIELD GOALS FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk CHRISTEN, Chad 14-21 66.7 2-2 3-4 7-8 1-4 1-3 50 1 PUNTING WAGNER, Cole Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd 80 3288 41.1 63 5 29 21 0 80 3288 41.1 63 5 29 21 0 74 3029 40.9 67 5 16 25 1

ALL PURPOSE WILLIAMS, Nick McCOMBS, Lyle Total Opponents

G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G 12 40 334 253 489 0 1116 93.0 11 860 230 0 0 0 1090 99.1 12 1055 2765 274 587 36 4717 393.1 12 1175 2544 214 676 231 4840 403.3

DEFENSE SMALLWOOD, Yawin JOHNSON, Jory JONES, Byron MOORE, Sio GRATZ, Dwayne Total Opponents

G Solo Ast Total 12 59 61 120 12 37 58 95 12 40 48 88 12 45 27 72 12 36 17 53 12 449 400 849 12 455 338 793

TFL/Yds Sacks Int 15.0-62 4.0-26 . 6.5-10 . . 1.5-2 . 1-0 15.5-78 8.0-55 . 3.5-7 . 3-37 88-340 33-203 6-36 81.0-337 33-210 18-231

PBU H FR-Yds FF Blk Saf 4 . 1-0 2 . . 3 1 1-0 2 . . 2 . . . . . 11 2 1-0 . . . 11 . . 1 . . 58 10 6-0 9 2 . 39 27 8-54 12 1 .

Returning players in italics

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UCONN YEAR GP W L T HEAD COACH 1896 8 5 3 0 1897 7 5 2 0 1898 3 0 3 0 E.S. Mansfield 1899 8 6 2 0 T.D. Knowles 1900 8 4 3 1 T.D. Knowles 1901 10 8 2 0 T.D. Knowles 1902 7 4 3 0 E.O. Smith 1903 8 3 5 0 E.O. Smith 1904 9 5 3 1 E.O. Smith 1905 4 2 2 0 E.O. Smith 1906 6 2 4 0 George H. Lamson 1907 7 2 5 0 George H. Lamson 1908 8 4 3 1 W.F. Madden 1909 8 3 5 0 S.F.G. McLean 1910 7 1 5 1 M.F. Claffey 1911 5 0 5 0 Leo Hafford 1912 6 3 3 0 A.J. Sharadin 1913 8 5 3 0 P.T. Brady 1914 3 3 0 0 Dave W. Warner 1915 8 1 7 0 John F. Donahue 1916 8 1 7 0 John F. Donahue 1917 No Games Played 1918 No Games Played 1919 8 2 6 0 Roy J. Guyer 1920 8 1 6 1 Ross Swartz 1921 8 3 2 3 Wilder Tasker 1922 9 2 6 1 Wilder Tasker 1923 8 3 4 1 Sumner A. Dole 1924 8 6 0 2 Sumner A. Dole 1925 9 3 5 1 Sumner A. Dole 1926 8 7 1 0 Sumner A. Dole 1927 9 5 4 0 Sumner A. Dole 1928 8 4 0 4 Sumner A. Dole 1929 8 4 4 0 Sumner A. Dole 1930 7 1 5 1 Sumner A. Dole 1931 8 2 3 3 Sumner A. Dole 1932 8 0 6 2 Sumner A. Dole 1933 8 1 6 1 Sumner A. Dole 1934 8 1 7 0 J.O. Christian 1935 7 2 4 1 J.O. Christian 1936 9 7 2 0 J.O. Christian 1937 9 6 2 1 J.O. Christian 1938 7 4 3 0 J.O. Christian 1939 8 5 3 0 J.O. Christian 1940 8 4 4 0 J.O. Christian 1941 8 2 6 0 J.O. Christian 1942 8 6 2 0 J.O. Christian 1943 No Games Played 1944 8 7 1 0 J.O. Christian 1945 8 7 1 0 J.O. Christian 1946 8 4 3 1 J.O. Christian 1947 8 4 4 0 J.O. Christian 1948 8 3 5 0 J.O. Christian 1949 9 4 4 1 J.O. Christian 1950 8 3 5 0 Arthur L. Valpey 1951 8 4 4 0 Arthur L. Valpey 1952 8 5 3 0 Robert Ingalls 1953 8 3 4 1 Robert Ingalls 1954 9 1 8 0 Robert Ingalls 1955 8 4 4 0 Robert Ingalls 1956 9 6 2 1 Robert Ingalls 1957 10 5 4 1 Robert Ingalls 1958 10 7 3 0 Robert Ingalls 1959 9 6 3 0 Robert Ingalls 1960 9 5 4 0 Robert Ingalls 1961 9 2 7 0 Robert Ingalls 1962 9 3 6 0 Robert Ingalls 1963 8 2 6 0 Robert Ingalls 1964 9 4 4 1 Richard E. Forzano 1965 9 3 6 0 Richard E. Forzano 1966 9 2 6 1 John L. Toner 1967 9 5 4 0 John L. Toner 1968 10 4 6 0 John L. Toner 1969 9 5 4 0 John L. Toner

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BOWL

YEAR GP W L T HEAD COACH 1970 10 4 4 2 John L. Toner 1971 9 5 3 1 Robert F. Casciola 1972 9 4 5 0 Robert F. Casciola 1973 11 8 2 1 Larry L. Naviaux 1974 10 4 6 0 Larry L. Naviaux 1975 11 4 7 0 Larry L. Naviaux 1976 11 2 9 0 Larry L. Naviaux 1977 11 1 10 0 Larry L. Naviaux 1978 11 4 7 0 Walt Nadzak 1979 11 3 6 2 Walt Nadzak 1980 10 7 3 0 Walt Nadzak 1981 11 4 7 0 Walt Nadzak 1982 11 5 6 0 Walt Nadzak 1983 11 5 6 0 Tom Jackson 1984 11 3 8 0 Tom Jackson 1985 9 4 5 0 Tom Jackson 1986 11 8 3 0 Tom Jackson 1987 11 7 4 0 Tom Jackson 1988 11 7 4 0 Tom Jackson 1989 11 8 3 0 Tom Jackson 1990 11 6 5 0 Tom Jackson 1991 11 3 8 0 Tom Jackson 1992 11 5 6 0 Tom Jackson 1993 11 6 5 0 Tom Jackson 1994 11 4 7 0 Tom Jackson 1995 11 8 3 0 Skip Holtz 1996 11 5 6 Skip Holtz 1997 11 7 4 Skip Holtz 1998 13 10 3 Skip Holtz 1999 11 4 7 Randy Edsall 2000 11 3 8 Randy Edsall 2001 11 2 9 Randy Edsall 2002 12 6 6 Randy Edsall 2003 12 9 3 Randy Edsall 2004 12 8 4 Randy Edsall 2005 11 5 6 Randy Edsall 2006 12 4 8 Randy Edsall 2007 13 9 4 Randy Edsall 2008 13 8 5 Randy Edsall 2009 13 8 5 Randy Edsall 2010 13 8 5 Randy Edsall 2011 12 5 7 Paul Pasqualoni 2012 12 5 7 Paul Pasqualoni TOTAL 1056 491 517 38

BOWL

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THE TEAMS UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Location:.......................................................................Houston, Texas Enrollment:................................................................................... 39,820 Founded:.......................................................................................... 1927 Nickname: ............................................................................... Cougars Colors: .....................................................................Scarlet and White Website: .................................................................... UHCougars.com Stadiums: .........................................Reliant Stadium (71,500/Grass) BBVA Compass Stadium (22,000/Grass) Rice Stadium (47,000/FieldTurf) Chancellor: ................................................................Dr. Renu Khator Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics: ....... Mack Rhoades Head Coach: ........................................Tony Levine (Minnesota ’96)

MEDIA RELATIONS

Associate Director of Communications: ..................David Bassity Office Phone: ................................................................ (713) 743-9409 Mobile: .......................................................................... (405) 274-1455 E-mail: .........................................................dbassity@central.uh.edu

COUGAR TEAM FACTS

2012 Record/Finish: ....... 5-7/4-4 Conference USA (tied, 3rd-East) All-Time Record: ......................................................388-343-15 (.530) Bowl Appearances: ......................................................................... 21 Bowl Record: ....................................................................9-11-1 (.452) Last Bowl Appearance: .................................. 2011 TicketCity Bowl (Houston 30, Penn State 14) Offensive System:.................................................................... Air Raid Defensive System:............................................................................4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost: .......................................................... 39/31 Starters Returning/Lost: ............................................................. 14/10

HOUSTON COUGARS

Dr. Renu Khator Chancellor

Mack Rhoades VP for Athletics

Tony Levine Head Coach

David Bassity Communications

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HOUSTON STORYLINES Houston finished with at least 10 wins in 2009 and 2011, but the Cougars look to bounce back from a 5-7 season in 2012.

DEFENSE The Cougar defense returns just five starters, with three returners in the secondary highlighting the group.

The Cougars have 10 offensive starters returning from a unit that averaged 32.4 points and 480 yards per game in 2012.

S Travon Stewart was a FWAA Freshman AllAmerica choice in 2012 after he had 126 tackles as a rookie.

Houston will play the majority of its home games at Reliant Stadium this season. The Cougars will open their new $105 million, on-campus stadium in 2014.

LB Derrick Mathews earned All-Conference USA Second Team honors last season after he had 126 tackles, six sacks and 17 tackles for loss.

OFFENSE Houston has gained more offensive yards since 2006 (48,315) than any other team in FBS football. Oregon (44,707) and Oklahoma (44,702) are second and third since then. QB David Piland, who has two years of starting experience, threw for 2,924 yards and 16 touchdowns with 12 interceptions last season. The Cougars return 10 of their top 13 receivers from last season. WR Deontay Greenberry, who had 47 catches for 564 yards and three touchdowns in 2012, is the top returning wideout. Houston ranked 15th nationally in total offense last season (479.6 ypg).

2013 Schedule Fri., Aug. 30

Southern

8:30 p.m., ESPN3

Series: Houston leads, 1-0 Notable: The only prior meeting was in 2008, when Houston was a 55-3 winner.

Sat., Sept. 7

at Temple

Noon, ESPN Regional Series: Houston leads, 2-0 Notable: The schools met twice in a three-year span between 1987 and 1989.

Sat., Sept. 21

at Rice

CB Zach McMillian registered five interceptions last year and earned All-Conference USA Third Team honors.

Bayou Bucket at Reliant Stadium 3 p.m., FSN Series: Houston leads, 28-11 Notable: The Cougars gained 608 yards of offense in last year’s 35-14 win.

SPECIAL TEAMS P Richie Leone is considered one of the nation’s top punters. He averaged 45.5 yards per punt and had 20 kicks of 50 or more yards on his way to All-Conference USA First Team honors.

Sat., Sept. 28

at Texas-San Antonio

The Cougars will need to find a new kicker following the departure of 105-point scorer Matt Hogan.

at BBVA Compass Stadium Noon Series: Houston leads, 12-9 Notable: Houston has won the last three meetings in the series, but the schools haven’t played since 2010.

FSN Series: First meeting Notable: The Roadrunners went 8-4 last season in just their second season of varsity football.

Sat., Oct. 12

Memphis

Sat., Oct. 19

Brigham Young

Sat., Oct. 26

at Rutgers

Thu., Oct. 31

USF

TBD Series: First meeting Notable: BYU was 8-5 last season in their second year as an FCS independent. TBD Series: First meeting Notable: Third of three games in four weeks against an opponent that Houston has not previously faced. 7 p.m., ESPN Series: USF leads, 2-0 Notable: The teams met in consecutive seasons with USF taking wins in 2001 and 2002.

Sat., Nov. 9

at UCF

TBD Series: UCF leads, 3-1 Notable: First meeting since 2010, when UCF pulled away for a 40-33 win.

Sat., Nov. 16

at Louisville

Sat., Nov. 23

Cincinnati

Fri., Nov. 29

SMU

7:30 p.m., ESPN Series: Tied, 7-7 Notable: Tony Levine was an assistant at Louisville in 2004, when the teams last met. TBD, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 Series: Houston leads, 13-8 Notable: The schools haven’t met since 2002, when both competed in Conference USA. ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 Series: Houston leads, 17-10-1 Notable: The Cougars saw a six-game series winning streak end with last year’s setback in Dallas. Wide receiver Deontay Greenberry

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HOUSTON Tony Levine At A Glance

Tony Levine

Hometown: St. Paul Minn. Family: Wife – Erin; Children - Benjamin, Asher, Eli, Willa Alma Mater (Year): Minnesota (1996) Hired at Houston: Dec. 22, 2011

Head Coach

Tony Levine enters his second season as the head coach at the University of Houston Football. Introduced as the 12th head coach in Houston history on Dec. 22, 2011, Levine made an emphatic national statement in his opening game as the UH head coach, belting No. 22 Penn State, 30-14, in the 2012 TicketCity Bowl to cap a memorable season filled with broken statistical records and milestone victories. Levine took over at UH two weeks before that Jan. 2 bowl contest in Dallas and unveiled a prepared squad that held Penn State to just two scores and produced a Cotton Bowl Stadium record 532 yards of passing vs. the nation’s No. 4-ranked pass defense. The victory helped UH to a school-record 13th win (tops in the nation) and first January bowl victory since the 1979 campaign. In fact Levine led the Cougars to an end-of-season national ranking for the first time since 1990 and was the first UH head coach to open his career with a win vs. a nationallyranked opponent since Harold Lahar in 1957. While 2012 was Levine’s first full season as head coach, he is certainly no stranger to the Houston community. The former collegiate wide receiver has spent the previous four seasons before his promotion on the UH staff, including his final two as assistant head coach. The 40-year old has spent 17 years in the coaching ranks, including stints at all levels of football, from a high school stop in his home state of Minnesota, to a two-year stop with the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. The 2012 season saw 13 Houston players earn All-Conference USA honors and Trevon Stewart named to the FWAA Freshman All-American team. Three Houston players — D.J. Hayden (interceptions per game), Richie Leone (punting average) and Phillip Steward (sacks) led the conference in their respective categories. Leone tied the Houston single-season record with a 45.5 punting average while Matt Hogan set the Conference USA career scoring record with 405 points. Before coming to Houston, Levine spent two seasons with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, serving as the assistant special teams and assistant strength and conditioning coach. While at Carolina, Levine coached one of the best specialist units in the NFL in kicker John Kasay, punter Jason Baker and long snapper Jason Kyle. Prior to Carolina, Levine coached at Louisville, where he played an integral role in the Cardinals’ success for three seasons. During his stay in

Collegiate/Professional Career

1997-98 Assistant Wide Receivers/Tight Ends, Texas State 1999 Assistant Wide Receivers/Tight Ends/ Co-Recruiting Coordinator, Texas State 2000-01 Graduate Assistant, Auburn 2002 Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends, Louisiana Tech 2003 Director of Football Operations, Louisville 2004-05 Special Teams Coordinator/ Outside Linebackers, Louisville 2006-07 Assistant Special Teams/Assistant Strength & Conditioning, Carolina Panthers 2008-09 Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends/ Inside Receivers, Houston 2010-11 Asst. Head Coach/Special Teams Coord./ Tight Ends/Inside Receivers, Houston 2012- Head Coach, Houston

Louisville, the Cardinals posted an impressive 29-8 overall record, including an 11-1 record and a No. 6 national ranking in 2004. Levine began as director of football operations at Louisville in 2003, where he was responsible for the overall day-to-day operation of the school’s football program. In 2004 he was named special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach and made an immediate impact on the field. Under Levine’s tutelage, the Cardinals ranked near the top in Conference USA in almost all special teams statistics, while Louisville’s defense finished 15th nationally in total defense. As special teams coordinator at Louisiana Tech in 2002, Levine coached Josh Scobee, who earned All-WAC Second Team honors and was selected by Jacksonville in the 2004 NFL draft.. Levine spent the 2000 and 2001 seasons working as the offensive graduate assistant at Auburn, where he coached the tight ends and worked closely with special teams. Prior to Auburn, Levine worked as an assistant coach at Texas State, assisting with the wide receivers in 1997 before coaching the tight ends in 1998 and 1999. A walk-on at the University of Minnesota, Levine became a three-time letterwinner at wide receiver for the Gophers and was twice named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team. In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in sports management from Minnesota, he also holds a master’s degree in physical education from Texas State and an educational specialist degree in adult education from Auburn. His playing resume also includes one season as a wide receiver for the Minnesota Fighting Pike of the Arena Football League.

Assistant Coaches David Gibbs Defensive Coordinator Doug Meacham Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Travis Bush Assistant Head Coach Co-Offensive Coordinator Running Backs Jamie Christian Special Teams Coordinator Inside Receivers Tight Ends Glen Elarbee Offensive Line Vernon Hargreaves Linebackers Ricky Logo Defensive Line Brandon Middleton Outside Receivers Zac Spavital Recruiting Coordinator Defensive Backs

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HOUSTON Tony Levine Year-By-Year YEAR SCHOOL 2011 Houston 2012 Houston Career Record (one year)

OVERALL CONFERENCE 1-0 0-0 5-7 4-4 6-7 4-4 .462 .500

BOWL TicketCity (defeated Penn State, 30-14)

FINAL RANK 18/14

1-0 1.000

Levine was named head coach prior to the 2011 TicketCity Bowl.

All-Time Houston Coaches TENURE Jewell Wallace 1946-47 Clyde Lee 1948-54 Bill Meek 1955-56 Harold Lahar 1957-61 Bill Yeoman 1962-86 Jack Pardee 1987-89 John Jenkins 1990-92 Kim Helton 1993-99 Dana Dimel 2000-03 Art Briles * 2003-07 Chris Thurmond * 2007 Kevin Sumlin * 2008-11 Tony Levine * 2011- Total

W L T PCT 7 14 0 .333 37 32 2 .535 13 6 1 .675 24 23 2 .510 160 108 8 .597 22 11 1 .662 18 15 0 .545 24 53 1 .314 8 26 0 .235 34 28 0 .548 0 1 0 .000 35 17 0 .673 6 7 0 .462 388 341 1 .530

Bill Yeoman

*Chris Thurmond coached the 2007 Texas Bowl following the resignation of Art Briles; Tony Levine coached the 2011 TicketCity Bowl following the resignation of Kevin Sumlin.

Art Briles

Kevin Sumlin

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HOUSTON 2012 RESULTS (10-4, 7-1 CUSA)

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Date Opponent 8/30 at Akron 9/1 Texas State 9/8 Louisiana Tech 9/15 at UCLA 9/29 vs. Rice 1 10/6 North Texas 10/13 UAB 10/18 at SMU 10/27 UTEP 11/3 at East Carolina 11/10 Tulsa 11/17 at Marshall 11/24 Tulane

RUSHING SIMS, Charles FARROW, Kenneth JACKSON, Ryan Total Opponents

GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G 9 142 860 9 851 6.0 11 53 94.6 12 86 477 11 466 5.4 2 48 38.8 11 59 286 34 252 4.3 3 72 22.9 12 393 2095 281 1814 4.6 18 86 151.2 12 521 2670 357 2313 4.4 23 73 192.8

PASSING PILAND, David JONES, Crawford Total Opponents

G 11 12 12 12

Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct 118.5 256-448-12 57.1 138.9 76-131-6 58.0 121.3 337-591-20 57.0 125.2 302-510-19 59.2

RECEIVING PEACE, Dewayne GREENBERRY, Deontay SPENCER, Daniel SIMS, Charles WILLIAMS, Ronnie MCDUFFEY, Larry Total Opponents

G 9 12 10 9 12 9 12 12

No. 54 47 41 37 33 28 337 302

Yds 603 569 579 373 270 382 3941 3478

Avg TD Long Avg/G 11.2 2 48 67.0 12.1 3 61 47.4 14.1 3 74 57.9 10.1 3 49 41.4 8.2 3 32 22.5 13.6 4 64 42.4 11.7 27 74 328.4 11.5 25 88 289.8

PUNT RETURNS PEACE, Dewayne PAYNE, Damian Total Opponents

No. 11 9 24 21

Yds 48 33 93 205

Avg 4.4 3.7 3.9 9.8

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 28 11 28 41

KICK RETURNS JACKSON, Ryan Total Opponents

No. 14 41 46

Yds 304 801 984

Avg 21.7 19.5 21.4

TD 0 0 0

Long 59 61 55

Result W, 56-14 L, 13-30 L, 49-56 L, 6-37 W, 35-14 W, 44-21 W, 39-17 L, 42-72 W, 45-35 L, 28-48 L, 7-41 L, 41-44 W, 40-17

1 Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

TEAM STATISTICS

HOU OPP SCORING 389 432 Points Per Game 32.4 36.0 FIRST DOWNS 292 316 Rushing 91 132 Passing 176 160 Penalty 25 24 RUSHING YARDAGE 1814 2313 Yards gained rushing 2095 2670 Yards lost rushing 281 357 Rushing Attempts 393 521 Average Per Rush 4.6 4.4 Average Per Game 151.2 192.8 TDs Rushing 18 23 PASSING YARDAGE 3941 3478 Comp-Att-Int 337-591-20 302-510-19 Average Per Pass 6.7 6.8 Average Per Catch 11.7 11.5 Average Per Game 328.4 289.8 TDs Passing 27 25 TOTAL OFFENSE 5755 5791 Total Plays 984 1031 Average Per Play 5.8 5.6 Average Per Game 479.6 482.6 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 41-801 46-984 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 24-93 21-205 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 19-286 20-169 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 19.5 21.4 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 3.9 9.8 INT RETURN AVERAGE 15.1 8.4 FUMBLES-LOST 19-15 21-12 PENALTIES-Yards 74-648 80-726 Average Per Game 54.0 60.5 PUNTS-Yards 61-2769 66-2784 Average Per Punt 45.4 42.2 Net punt average 39.7 38.3 KICKOFFS-Yards 75-4679 79-4761 Average Per Kick 62.4 60.3 Net kick average 51.0 39.4 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 24:57 35:02 3RD-DOWN Conversions 81/197 93/205 3rd-Down Pct 41% 45% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 9/25 9/18 4th-Down Pct 36% 50% SACKS BY-Yards 36-240 18-136 MISC YARDS 18 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 47 55 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 20-25 16-19 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-4 0-3 RED-ZONE SCORES (44-53) 83% (51-60) 85% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (28-53) 53% (36-60) 60% PAT-ATTEMPTS (45-45) 100% (52-53) 98% ATTENDANCE 190729 167186 Games/Avg Per Game 7/27247 5/33437 Neutral Site Games 0/0 SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total Houston 88 89 106 106 389 Opponents 90 117 113 112 432

Yds 2929 972 3941 3478

TD 16 11 27 25

|------------ PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv HOGAN, Matt 0 20-25 45-45 0-0 0 SIMS, Charles 14 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 JACKSON, Ryan 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 MCDUFFEY, Larry 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 Total 47 20-25 45-45 0-1 1 Opponents 55 16-19 52-53 0-0 1

Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-2

TOTAL OFFENSE PILAND, David Total Opponents

Avg/G 283.5 479.6 482.6

FIELD GOALS HOGAN, Matt

G 11 12 12

Plays 493 984 1031

Rush 190 1814 2313

Pass 2929 3941 3478

Total 3119 5755 5791

Lng 74 61 74 88

Avg/G 266.3 81.0 328.4 289.8

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points 105 84 24 24 389 432

FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk 20-25 80.0 0-0 11-11 5-6 1-5 3-3 52 0

PUNTING LEONE, Richie Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg Long TB 60 2730 45.5 77 6 61 2769 45.4 77 7 66 2784 42.2 67 8

FC 24 24 19

I20 18 18 27

ALL PURPOSE SIMS, Charles FARROW, Kenneth JACKSON, Ryan Total Opponents

G 9 12 11 12 12

IR 0 0 0 286 169

Tot 1224 759 658 6935 7149

DEFENSE STEWARD, Phillip STEWART, Trevon MATHEWS, Derrick DANIELS, Everett HAYDEN, D.J. Total Opponents

G Solo Ast Total 12 57 71 128 12 52 74 126 12 46 80 126 12 48 64 112 9 38 23 61 12 469 668 1137 12 452 506 958

Rush 851 466 252 1814 2313

Rec 373 165 102 3941 3478

PR 0 0 0 93 205 TFL/Yds 19.5-121 3.5-13 17.0-63 10.5-27 1.5-3 85-337 59-236

KOR 0 128 304 801 984 Sacks 11.0-97 1.0-10 6.0-46 5.0-16 . 36-240 18-136

Int 3-(-1) 1-53 . . 4-171 19-286 20-169

PBU 3 7 5 8 8 57 76

50+ Blkd 20 0 20 0 9 0

Avg/G 136.0 63.2 59.8 577.9 595.8 H FR-Yds FF Blk Saf 10 1- 0 5 . . 1 . . . . 9 . 2 . . 3 1- 0 . . . . 1- 0 1 . . 51 12- 0 15 1 . 40 15- 43 11 . .

Returning players in italics

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HOUSTON YEAR GP W L T HEAD COACH BOWL 1946 10 4 6 0 Jewell Wallace 1947 11 3 8 0 Jewell Wallace 1948 11 5 6 0 Clyde Lee 1949 10 5 4 1 Clyde Lee 1950 10 4 6 0 Clyde Lee 1951 11 6 5 0 Clyde Lee Salad 1952 10 8 2 0 Clyde Lee 1953 9 4 4 1 Clyde Lee 1954 10 5 5 0 Clyde Lee 1955 10 6 4 0 Bill Meek 1956 10 7 2 1 Bill Meek 1957 10 5 4 1 Hal Lahar 1958 9 5 4 0 Hal Lahar 1959 10 3 7 0 Hal Lahar 1960 10 6 4 0 Hal Lahar 1961 10 5 4 1 Hal Lahar 1962 11 7 4 0 Bill Yeoman Tangerine 1963 10 2 8 0 Bill Yeoman 1964 9 2 6 1 Bill Yeoman 1965 10 4 5 1 Bill Yeoman 1966 10 8 2 0 Bill Yeoman 1967 10 7 3 0 Bill Yeoman 1968 10 6 2 2 Bill Yeoman 1969 11 9 2 0 Bill Yeoman Bluebonnet 1970 11 8 3 0 Bill Yeoman 1971 12 9 3 0 Bill Yeoman Bluebonnet 1972 11 6 4 1 Bill Yeoman 1973 12 11 1 0 Bill Yeoman Bluebonnet 1974 12 8 3 1 Bill Yeoman Bluebonnet 1975 10 2 8 0 Bill Yeoman 1976 12 10 2 0 Bill Yeoman Cotton 1977 11 6 5 0 Bill Yeoman 1978 12 9 3 0 Bill Yeoman Cotton 1979 12 11 1 0 Bill Yeoman Cotton 1980 12 7 5 0 Bill Yeoman Garden State 1981 12 7 4 1 Bill Yeoman Sun 1982 11 5 5 1 Bill Yeoman 1983 11 4 7 0 Bill Yeoman 1984 12 7 5 0 Bill Yeoman Cotton 1985 11 4 7 0 Bill Yeoman 1986 11 1 10 0 Bill Yeoman 1987 11 4 6 1 Jack Pardee 1988 12 9 3 0 Jack Pardee Aloha 1989 11 9 2 0 Jack Pardee 1990 11 10 1 0 John Jenkins 1991 11 4 7 0 John Jenkins 1992 11 4 7 0 John Jenkins 1993 11 1 9 1 Kim Helton 1994 11 1 10 0 Kim Helton 1995 11 2 9 0 Kim Helton 1996 12 7 5 Kim Helton Liberty 1997 11 3 8 Kim Helton 1998 11 3 8 Kim Helton 1999 11 7 4 Kim Helton 2000 11 3 8 Dana Dimel 2001 11 0 11 Dana Dimel 2002 12 5 7 Dana Dimel 2003 13 7 6 Art Briles Hawaii 2004 11 3 8 Art Briles 2005 12 6 6 Art Briles Fort Worth 2006 14 10 4 Art Briles Liberty 2007 13 8 5 Art Briles/Chris Thurmond * Texas 2008 13 8 5 Kevin Sumlin Armed Forces 2009 14 10 4 Kevin Sumlin Armed Forces 2010 12 5 7 Kevin Sumlin 2011 14 13 1 Kevin Sumlin/Tony Levine * TicketCity 2012 12 5 7 Tony Levine TOTAL 744 388 341 15 *Chris Thurmond coached the last game of the 2007 season. Tony Levine coached the last game of the 2011 season.

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THE TEAMS UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

Location:.......................................................................... Louisville, Ky. Enrollment:................................................................................... 23,000 Founded:.......................................................................................... 1798 Nickname: ............................................................................. Cardinals Colors: ........................................................................... Red and Black Website: .....................................................................UofLSports.com Stadium: ........................................... Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (55,000/FieldTurf) President: ..............................................................Dr. James Ramsey Vice-President/Director of Athletics: ........................... Tom Jurich Head Coach: ........................Charlie Strong (Central Arkansas ’82)

MEDIA RELATIONS

Assistant SID: ........................................................... Rocco Gasparro Office Phone: ................................................................ (502) 802-0102 Mobile: .......................................................................... (502) 262-2258 E-mail: ...............................................rocco.gasparro@louisville.edu SID Fax: ......................................................................... (502) 852-7401 Press Box Phone: ........................................................ (502) 852-6703

CARDINAL TEAM FACTS

2012 Record/Finish: .............................. 11-2/5-2 Big East (tied, 1st) All-Time Record: ......................................................471-435-17 (.520) Bowl Appearances: ......................................................................... 16 Bowl Record: ......................................................................... 8-8 (.500) Last Bowl Appearance: .......................... 2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl (Louisville 33, Florida 23) Offensive System:....................................................................Multiple Defensive System:............................................................................4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost: .......................................................... 53/11 Starters Returning/Lost: ............................................................. 14/10

LOUISVILLE . CARDINALS

Dr. James Ramsey President

Tom Jurich Director of Athletics

Charlie Strong Head Coach

Rocco Gasparro Communications

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LOUISVILLE STORYLINES Louisville returns 19 players who started at least one game last season, including 12 defensive players who made at least one start. The Cardinals shared the last two Big East titles and have been to three consecutive bowl games. Louisville has won two Bowl Championship Series games since the 2006 season, taking the Discover Orange Bowl 24-13 against Wake Forest before claiming last year’s Allstate Sugar Bowl crown with a 33-23 win against Florida. Louisville finished last season ranked No. 13 in both major national polls. OFFENSE QB Teddy Bridgewater was unanimously chosen as the Big East Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2012. Bridgewater had six 300yard passing games and two 400-yard games last year. WR DeVante Parker averaged 18.6 yards per reception and had 13 catches for 20 yards or more in 2012. RB Senorise Perry rushed for 705 yards and 11 touchdowns before going down with a knee injury. He returns in the backfield, along with RB Dominique Brown, who ran for 533 yards and four TDs in 2011, but missed all of last season due to a knee injury.

DEFENSE Louisville boasts a pair of All-America candidates at safety. S Calvin Pryor and S Hakeem Smith both earned All-Big East Second Team honors last season. The Cardinals return all three starting linebackers from last year. LB Preston Brown joined the two defensive backs on the All-Big East Second Team, while LB Keith Brown and LB James Burgess emerged as starters as freshmen. DE Lorenzo Mauldin, who had 4.5 sacks, leads a defensive line that returns all four starters. SPECIAL TEAMS K John Wallace enjoyed an excellent freshman season last year, making 16 of 21 field goal attempts. Wallace was 14-for-14 from inside 40 yards. P Ryan Johnson averaged 39.4 yards per punt in his first season as the starter.

2013 Schedule Sun., Sept. 1

Ohio

Sat., Sept. 7

Eastern Kentucky

3:30 p.m., ESPN Series: Tied, 2-2 Notable: All four previous meetings were played between 1956 and 1959. Noon, ESPN3 Series: Louisville leads, 17-8-1 Notable: The 23-13 win against the Colonels in 2010 was Charlie Strong’s victory as Louisville’s coach.

Sat., Sept. 14

at Kentucky

Sat., Sept. 21

Florida International

The Governor’s Cup 1 p.m., ESPN Series: Kentucky leads, 14-11 Notable: Louisville has won its last three games against opponents from the SEC. Noon, ESPN Regional Series: Tied, 1-1 Notable: Third straight year these teams have met. First two games decided by seven points each.

Sat., Oct. 5

at Temple

TBD Series: Tied, 3-3 Notable: Louisville has taken the last three meetings including a 45-17 decision last year.

Thu., Oct. 10

Rutgers

7:30 p.m., ESPN Series: Rutgers leads, 7-5 Notable: The last two matchups have been decided by a combined five points.

Fri., Oct. 18

UCF

Sat., Oct. 26

at USF

8 p.m., ESPN Series: Louisville leads, 1-0 Notable: The only prior meeting was Louisville’s 42-21 win in 1985. TBD Series: Tied, 5-5 Notable: The Cardinals are 1-4 all-time in Tampa, but won 34-24 in their last visit in 2011.

Fri., Nov. 8

at UConn

TBD Series: Louisville leads, 5-4 Notable: The Cardinals fell in triple-overtime last year in Louisville, but won 34-20 in East Hartford in 2011.

Sat., Nov. 16

Houston

Sat., Nov. 23

Memphis

Thu., Dec. 5

at Cincinnati

TBD Series: Tied, 7-7 Notable: The teams haven’t met since 2004. Louisville scored 66 and 65 points in its last two against the Cougars. TBD Series: Louisville leads, 23-19 Notable: The Cardinals have won seven of the last eight, including a 56-0 win in 2010.

Linebacker Preston Brown

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The Keg of Nails 7:30 p.m., ESPN Series: Cincinnati leads, 30-22-1 Notable: Louisville and Cincinnati shared the last two Big East titles.


LOUISVILLE Charlie Strong At A Glance

Charlie Strong

Hometown: Batesville, Ark. Family: Wife – Victoria; Children - Tory, Hailee, Hope Alma Mater (Year): Central Arkansas (1982) Hired at Louisville: Dec. 9, 2009

Head Coach

A two-time Big East Coach of the Year, Charlie Strong has brought energy and enthusiasm back to the Cardinals’ football program with his ability to motivate, teach, and recruit at the highest level. In three seasons at Louisville, Strong has guided the Cardinals to three straight bowl appearances, and the back-to-back Big East championships. He inherited a team that had won just 15 games in the three seasons before he was hired, and has turned seasons of 7-6, 7-6 and 11-2 in his three years at Louisville. In 2012, the Cardinals went 11-2 overall, 5-2 in Big East play and defeated No. 3-ranked Florida in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Louisville opened the season with nine wins for the first time in program history and finished the year ranked No. 13 in the final Associated Press and USA Today polls. Louisville improved from 4-8 in 2009 to 7-6 records in 2010 and 2011, including bowl game appearances in the Beef `O’Brady’s Bowl in 2010 and the Belk Bowl last season. After winning a combined two league games in 2008-09, Strong led the Cardinals to three Big East victories in 2010 and five in 2011. Sitting at 2-4 after a loss to Cincinnati on Oct. 15, in which Louisville had a 16-7 lead at the half, the Cardinals rattled off wins in five of their last six games, including a victory over nationally ranked West Virginia. Louisville also won its last two games of the year on the road to win a share of the conference title and qualify for the Belk Bowl. Since coming to Louisville, Strong also emphasizes the importance of academics. His teams have had at least a 2.5 GPA in every semester that he has been the head coach and saw placekicker Chris Philpott earn CoSIDA Academic All-District accolades. The former long-time assistant coach with the Florida Gators became the 21st head coach at Louisville when he was officially introduced as the Cardinals’ head coach Dec. 9, 2009. Strong coached in 20 bowl games as an assistant and won a pair of national titles at Florida. He helped the Gators to national titles in 2009, with a win over Oklahoma, and in 2007 with a victory over Ohio State. He has also worked for three different head coaches who have won national championships: former Florida coach Urban Meyer, South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier and former Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz. Prior to taking over at Louisville, Strong was considered one of the top defensive coordina

Collegiate/Professional Career:

1983-84 Graduate Assistant, Florida 1985 Graduate Assistant, Texas A&M 1986-87 Receivers Coach, Southern Illinois 1988-89 Outside Linebackers Coach, Florida 1990 Receivers Coach, Mississippi 1991-93 Defensive Ends Coach, Florida 1994 Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Tackles, Florida 1995-98 Defensive Line Coach, Notre Dame 1999-2002 Defensive Coordinator, South Carolina 2003-04 Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs, Florida 2005-07 Assistant Head Coach/ Co-Defensive Coordinator, Florida 2008-09 Associate Head Coach/ Defensive Coordinator, Florida 2010- Head Coach, Louisville

tors in the nation after coaching the Gators from 2003-2009 and building some of the nation’s top defenses. He had four different tenures with the Gators from 2003-09; 1991-94 and 1988-89, and as a graduate assistant in 1983-84. During his tenure at Florida, he coached 13 All-Americans, a National Defensive Player of the Year, a Jack Tatum Award winner, two SEC Defensive Freshmen of the Year, two Thorpe Award finalists, two Nagurski Trophy finalists and the 2008 Chevrolet Defensive Player of the Year. He has developed seven first-round NFL Draft picks and 18 players that were selected in the third round or higher. In his seven years at UF as defensive coordinator, the Gators intercepted 131 passes, the third-highest total in the nation and the most in the SEC during the last seven seasons. A tenacious recruiter, Strong was named one of the nation’s top-25 best recruiters by Rivals. com for his part in inking the 2007 signing class that was ranked No. 1 by most outlets. Since the 2003 season, Strong’s defensive units at Florida allowed an average of 17.6 points per game — which ranked ninth in the country over that span — forced a mind-boggling 193 turnovers and an average of 308.6 yards per contest. From 1999-2002, Strong served as defensive coordinator at South Carolina, earning finalist honors for the Broyles Award in 2000. He guided the Gamecocks to a top-20 national ranking in total defense twice, while the 2000 squad ranked sixth in the country in scoring defense after yielding just 15.8 points per game. Strong also spent four seasons at Notre Dame, overseeing the defensive line on a defense that registered a single-season school-record 41.5 sacks in 1997.

Assistant Coaches Vance Bedford Defensive Coordinator Shawn Watson Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Dave Borbely Offensive Line Kenny Carter Running Backs/Special Teams Ron Dugans Wide Receivers Clint Hurtt Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator Brian Jean-Mary Linebackers Sherrone Moore Tight Ends Tommy Restivo Secondary

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LOUISVILLE Charlie Strong Year-By-Year YEAR 2004 * 2010 2011 2012

SCHOOL Florida Louisville Louisville Louisville

OVERALL CONFERENCE 0-1 0-0 7-6 3-4 7-6 5-2 11-2 5-2

BOWL Peach Bowl (lost to Miami (Fla.), 27-10) Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl (defeated Southern Mississippi, 31-28) Belk (lost to North Carolina State, 31-24) Sugar (defeated Florida 33-23)

Florida Record

0-1 0-0 .000 —

0-1 .000

Louisville Record (two years)

25-13 13-8 .658 .619

2-1 .667

Career Record (two years)

25-14 13-8 .641 .619

2-2 .500

FINAL RANK -/25 13/13

*Coached Florida in the 2004 Peach Bowl after the dismissal of Ron Zook

All-Time Louisville Coaches

Lester Larson Bruce Baker Will Duffy Bill Duncan Fred Enke Tom King Jack McGrath C.V. “Red” Money Ben Cregor Laurie Apitz Frank Camp Lee Corso T.W. Alley Vince Gibson Bob Weber Howard Schnellenberger Ron Cooper John L. Smith Bobby Petrino Steve Kragthorpe Charlie Strong

TENURE 1912-13 1914 1915-16 1921-22 1923-24 1925-30 1931 1932 1933-35 1936-42 1946-68 1969-72 1973-74 1975-79 1980-84 1985-94 1995-97 1998-02 2003-06 2007-09 2010-

Total

W L T PCT

8 2 0 .800 1 4 0 .200 3 8 2 .308 4 9 1 .321 8 8 1 .500 27 21 0 .563 5 3 0 .000 0 9 0 .000 4 18 1 .196 22 29 3 .435 118 95 2 .556 28 11 3 .690 9 13 0 .409 25 29 2 .464 20 35 0 .364 54 56 2 .491 13 20 0 .394 41 21 0 .661 41 9 0 .820 15 21 0 .417 25 13 0 .658

Lee Corso

471 435 17 .520

Howard Schnellenberger

Bobby Petrino

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LOUISVILLE 2012 RESULTS (11-2, 5-2 BIG EAST) Date Opponent 9/2 Kentucky 9/8 Missouri State 9/15 North Carolina 9/22 at Florida International 9/29 at Southern Mississippi 10/13 at Pittsburgh * 10/20 USF * 10/26 Cincinnati * 11/3 Temple * 11/10 at Syracuse * 11/24 Connecticut * 11/29 at Rutgers * 1/2 vs. Florida 1

Result W, 32-14 W, 35-7 W, 39-34 W, 28-21 W, 21-17 W, 45-35 W, 27-25 ot W, 34-31 W, 45-17 L, 26-45 3ot L, 20-23 W, 20-17 W, 33-23

1 Allstate Sugar Bowl, Mercedez-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.

TEAM STATISTICS

LOU OPP SCORING 405 309 Points Per Game 31.2 23.8 FIRST DOWNS 297 237 Rushing 106 108 Passing 173 107 Penalty 18 22 RUSHING YARDAGE 1595 1924 Yards gained rushing 1974 2251 Yards lost rushing 379 327 Rushing Attempts 462 449 Average Per Rush 3.5 4.3 Average Per Game 122.7 148.0 TDs Rushing 23 14 PASSING YARDAGE 3849 2500 Comp-Att-Int 307-456-8 219-382-11 Average Per Pass 8.4 6.5 Average Per Catch 12.5 11.4 Average Per Game 296.1 192.3 TDs Passing 27 22 TOTAL OFFENSE 5444 4424 Total Plays 918 831 Average Per Play 5.9 5.3 Average Per Game 418.8 340.3 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 35-606 72-1775 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 24-102 21-171 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 11-89 8-87 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 17.3 24.7 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 4.2 8.1 INT RETURN AVERAGE 8.1 10.9 FUMBLES-LOST 17-5 20-13 PENALTIES-Yards 82-703 74-619 Average Per Game 54.1 47.6 PUNTS-Yards 53-2017 52-2057 Average Per Punt 38.1 39.6 Net punt average 32.0 36.2 KICKOFFS-Yards 79-4738 55-3418 Average Per Kick 60.0 62.1 Net kick average 35.9 42.0 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 32:58 27:02 3RD-DOWN Conversions 92/185 70/168 3rd-Down Pct 50% 42% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 9/13 6/21 4th-Down Pct 69% 29% SACKS BY-Yards 22-176 31-222 MISC YARDS 0 27 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 51 40 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 18-23 10-14 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 1-5 RED-ZONE SCORES (53-57) 93% (36-42) 86% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (37-57) 65% (28-42) 67% PAT-ATTEMPTS (41-46) 89% (37-37) 100% ATTENDANCE 349938 225530 Games/Avg Per Game 7/49991 6/37588 Neutral Site Games 0/0 SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total Louisville 99 119 98 76 13 405 Opponents 71 104 35 86 13 309

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G WRIGHT, Jeremy 13 211 910 86 824 3.9 10 32 63.4 PERRY, Senorise 11 136 739 34 705 5.2 11 59 64.1 Total 13 462 1974 379 1595 3.5 23 59 122.7 Opponents 13 449 2251 327 1924 4.3 14 55 148.0 PASSING G Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD BRIDGEWATER, Teddy 13 160.48 287-419-8 68.5 3718 27 STEIN, Will 12 91.19 20-34-0 58.8 131 0 Total 13 154.26 307-456-8 67.3 3849 27 Opponents 13 125.55 219-382-11 57.3 2500 22

Lng Avg/G 75 286.0 26 10.9 75 296.1 85 192.3

RECEIVING G No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G COPELAND, Damian 13 50 628 12.6 2 59 48.3 ROGERS, Eli 13 46 505 11.0 4 44 38.8 WRIGHT, Jeremy 13 41 325 7.9 1 16 25.0 PARKER, DeVante 13 40 744 18.6 10 75 57.2 SMITH, Andrell 13 34 536 15.8 3 50 41.2 Total 13 307 3849 12.5 27 75 296.1 Opponents 13 219 2500 11.4 22 85 192.3 PUNT RETURNS DOMINGUEZ, Kai Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg TD Long 21 99 4.7 0 30 24 102 4.2 0 30 21 171 8.1 1 30

KICK RETURNS BUSHELL, Adrian PERRY, Senorise Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg TD Long 17 333 19.6 0 42 7 137 19.6 0 34 35 606 17.3 0 42 72 1775 24.7 2 100

|------------ PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points WALLACE, John 0 16-21 38-42 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 86 WRIGHT, Jeremy 11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 66 PERRY, Senorise 11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 66 PARKER, DeVante 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 60 ROGERS, Eli 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 24 Total 51 18-23 41-46 0-0 2 2-5 0 0 405 Opponents 40 10-14 37-37 1-1 0 0-2 0 0 309 TOTAL OFFENSE G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G BRIDGEWATER, Teddy 13 493 26 3718 3744 288.0 Total 13 918 1595 3849 5444 418.8 Opponents 13 831 1924 2500 4424 340.3 FIELD GOALS FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk WALLACE, John 16-21 76.2 1-1 6-6 7-7 2-6 0-1 45 1 PUNTING No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd JOHNSON, Ryan 49 1933 39.4 57 6 14 20 1 Total 53 2017 38.1 57 6 14 21 2 Opponents 52 2057 39.6 59 3 11 14 1 ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G WRIGHT, Jeremy 13 824 325 0 84 0 1233 94.8 PERRY, Senorise 11 705 181 0 137 0 1023 93.0 PARKER, DeVante 13 0 744 0 0 0 744 57.2 COPELAND, Damian 13 3 628 0 0 0 631 48.5 Total 13 1595 3849 102 606 89 6241 480.1 Opponents 13 1924 2500 171 1775 87 6457 496.7 DEFENSE BROWN, Preston PRYOR, Calvin SMITH, Hakeem BUSHELL, Adrian BROWN, Keith Total Opponents

G Solo Ast Total 13 52 57 109 13 52 48 100 13 40 33 73 13 45 17 62 10 21 36 57 13 470 410 880 13 512 416 928

TFL/Yds 3.0-5 2.5-23 2.0-4 1.5-4 2.5-5 59-263 84.0-350

Sacks Int . 1-3 1.0-17 2-10 . . . 1-0 . . 22-176 11-89 31-222 8-87

PBU H FR-Yds FF Blk Saf 4 3 . . . . 5 1 1-5 5 . . 7 . 1-0 1 . . 13 1 3-0 . . . . 2 1-0 1 . . 48 23 13-79 13 1 . 41 16 5-14 10 7 .

Returning players in italics

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LOUISVILLE YEAR GP W L T HEAD COACH BOWL 1912 4 3 1 0 Lester Larson 1913 6 5 1 0 Lester Larson 1914 5 1 4 0 Bruce Baker 1915 7 1 5 1 Will Duffy 1916 6 2 3 1 Will Duffy 1917 No Games Played 1918 No Games Played 1919 No Games Played 1920 No Games Played 1921 5 2 2 1 Bill Duncan 1922 9 2 7 0 Bill Duncan 1923 8 5 3 0 Fred Enke 1924 9 3 5 1 Fred Enke 1925 8 8 0 0 Tom King 1926 8 6 2 0 Tom King 1927 8 4 4 0 Tom King 1928 8 1 7 0 Tom King 1929 8 3 5 0 Tom King 1930 8 5 3 0 Tom King 1931 8 5 3 0 Jack McGrath 1932 9 0 9 0 C.V. “Red” Money 1933 8 1 7 0 Ben Cregor 1934 7 2 5 0 Ben Cregor 1935 8 1 6 1 Ben Cregor 1936 8 4 4 0 Laurie Apitz 1937 8 2 5 1 Laurie Apitz 1938 8 2 6 0 Laurie Apitz 1939 8 5 2 1 Laurie Apitz 1940 9 3 5 1 Laurie Apitz 1941 8 4 4 0 Laurie Apitz 1942 4 2 3 0 Laurie Apitz 1943 No Games Played 1944 No Games Played 1945 No Games Played 1946 8 6 2 0 Frank Camp 1947 9 7 0 1 Frank Camp 1948 10 5 5 0 Frank Camp 1949 11 8 3 0 Frank Camp 1950 10 3 6 1 Frank Camp 1951 9 5 4 0 Frank Camp 1952 8 3 5 0 Frank Camp 1953 8 1 7 0 Frank Camp 1954 9 3 6 0 Frank Camp 1955 9 7 2 0 Frank Camp 1956 9 6 3 0 Frank Camp 1957 10 9 1 0 Frank Camp Sun 1958 8 4 4 0 Frank Camp 1959 10 6 4 0 Frank Camp 1960 9 7 2 0 Frank Camp 1961 9 6 3 0 Frank Camp 1962 10 6 4 0 Frank Camp 1963 10 3 7 0 Frank Camp 1964 10 1 9 0 Frank Camp 1965 10 6 4 0 Frank Camp 1966 10 6 4 0 Frank Camp 1967 10 5 5 0 Frank Camp 1968 10 5 5 0 Frank Camp 1969 10 5 4 1 Lee Corso 1970 12 8 3 1 Lee Corso Pasadena 1971 10 6 3 1 Lee Corso 1972 10 9 1 0 Lee Corso 1973 11 5 6 0 T.W. Alley 1974 11 4 7 0 T.W. Alley 1975 11 2 9 0 Vince Gibson 1976 11 5 6 0 Vince Gibson 1977 12 7 4 1 Vince Gibson Independence 1978 11 7 4 0 Vince Gibson 1979 11 4 6 1 Vince Gibson 1980 11 5 6 0 Bob Weber 1981 11 5 6 0 Bob Weber 1982 11 5 6 0 Bob Weber 1983 11 3 8 0 Bob Weber 1984 11 2 9 0 Bob Weber 1985 11 2 9 0 Howard Schnellenberger

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YEAR GP W L T HEAD COACH BOWL 1986 11 3 8 0 Howard Schnellenberger 1987 11 3 7 1 Howard Schnellenberger 1988 11 8 3 0 Howard Schnellenberger 1989 11 6 5 0 Howard Schnellenberger 1990 12 10 1 1 Howard Schnellenberger Fiesta 1991 11 2 9 0 Howard Schnellenberger 1992 11 5 6 0 Howard Schnellenberger 1993 12 9 3 0 Howard Schnellenberger Liberty 1994 11 6 5 0 Howard Schnellenberger 1995 11 7 4 0 Ron Cooper 1996 11 5 6 Ron Cooper 1997 11 1 10 Ron Cooper 1998 12 7 5 John L. Smith Motor City 1999 12 7 5 John L. Smith Humanitarian 2000 12 9 3 John L. Smith Liberty 2001 13 11 2 John L. Smith Liberty 2002 13 7 6 John L. Smith GMAC 2003 13 9 4 Bobby Petrino GMAC 2004 12 11 1 Bobby Petrino Liberty 2005 12 9 3 Bobby Petrino Toyota Gator 2006 13 12 1 Bobby Petrino FedEx Orange 2007 12 6 6 Steve Kragthorpe 2008 12 5 7 Steve Kragthorpe 2009 12 4 8 Steve Kragthorpe 2010 13 7 6 Charlie Strong Beef ‘O’ Brady’s 2011 13 7 6 Charlie Strong Belk 2012 13 11 2 Charlie Strong Sugar TOTAL 923 471 435 17


THE TEAMS UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS

Location:......................................................................Memphis, Tenn. Enrollment:................................................................................... 22,725 Founded:.......................................................................................... 1912 Nickname: ................................................................................... Tigers Colors: ............................................................................Blue and Gray Website: ................................................................... GoTigersGo.com Stadium: .........................................Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (61,000/FieldTurf) Interim President: .......................................................R. Brad Martin Director of Athletics: ......................................................Tom Bowen Head Coach: ................................ Justin Fuente (Murray State ’99)

MEDIA RELATIONS

Assistant Athletics Director: ...........................................Ron Mears Office Phone: ................................................................ (901) 678-2397 Mobile: .......................................................................... (832) 969-1310 E-mail: ............................................................. rmears@memphis.edu Press Box Phone: ........................................................ (901) 272-0136

TIGER TEAM FACTS

2012 Record/Finish: ........4-8/4-4 Conference USA (tied, 3rd East) All-Time Record: ......................................................441-488-33 (.476) Bowl Appearances: ........................................................................... 7 Bowl Record: ......................................................................... 4-3 (.571) Last Bowl Appearance: .......................... 2008 St. Petersburg Bowl (USF 41, Memphis 14) Offensive System:....................................................................Multiple Defensive System:...................................................................Multiple Lettermen Returning/Lost: .......................................................... 45/20 Starters Returning/Lost: ............................................................... 17/7

MEMPHIS TIGERS

R. Brad Martin Interim President

Tom Bowen Director of Athletics

Justin Fuente Head Coach

Ron Mears Communications

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MEMPHIS STORYLINES Memphis returns 45 letterwinners and 17 starters from last year’s team, which won its final three games of the season.

DEFENSE Memphis has eight defensive starters back from a group that led Conference USA in total defense in league games last year (331.6 yards per game).

The Tigers play seven of their first eight games in the state of Tennessee before hitting the road for three of their last four games.

The Tigers improved their total defense number by more than 100 yards from the previous season. The Tigers allowed 384 yards per game in 2012 after allowing an average of 491 yards in 2011.

The Tigers doubled their win total from the previous season in Justin Fuente’s first year as head coach. Fuente is looking to take Memphis to a bowl game for the first time since 2008.

Memphis returns all four starters on the defensive line. DE Martin Ifedi led the squad with 7.5 sacks and had 11 tackles for loss.

OFFENSE Memphis, which ranked second-to-last nationally in rushing offense in 2011 (84.0 ypg), nearly doubled its production on the ground in 2012, averaging 151.8 yards per game last year.

Returing LB Charles Harris and LB Anthony Brown led the Tigers in tackles last season. Harris made a team-high 79 stops, while Brown had 71.

The Tigers return their top two rushers from last year. RB Brandon Hayes had 576 yards and six touchdowns, while RB Jai Steib had 427 yards and six TDs of his own.

SPECIAL TEAMS The Tigers’ special teams units led Conference USA in both kickoff coverage (42.6 yards) and punt return average (12.0 ypr).

QB Jacob Karam completed a school-record 64.2 percent of his passes last season (176 of 274).

P Tom Hornsey ranked 19th nationally in punting last season, averaging 43.4 yards per kick.

Memphis returns five players with starting experience on the offensive line.

The Tigers return their leading kickoff returner (CB Bobby McCain) and punt returner (WR Keiwone Malone) from last year.

2013 Schedule Sat., Sept. 7

Duke

4:30 p.m., ESPN3 Series: Duke leads, 1-0 Notable: The Tigers fell 38-14 to the Blue Devils last year in the first meeting between the teams.

Sat., Sept. 14

at Middle Tennessee

Sat., Sept. 21

Arkansas State

7 p.m., CSS Series: Middle Tennessee leads, 16-8-1 Notable: The Tigers have dropped three of the last four meetings, but were 24-17 winners in 2010. TBD Series: Memphis leads, 28-23-5 Notable: The home team has won three straight in the series, including Memphis’ 29-17 win in 2008.

Sat., Oct. 5

UCF

TBD Series: UCF leads, 8-1 Notable: Memphis won the series opener in 1990, but has dropped eight straight to the Knights.

Sat., Oct. 12

at Houston

Sat., Oct. 19

SMU

Noon Series: Houston leads, 12-9 Notable: Houston has taken the last three meetings. Memphis’ last win in the series was in 2005. TBD Series: Memphis leads, 3-2 Notable: Memphis took the first three games in the series, but the Mustangs have taken the last two.

Wed., Oct. 30

Cincinnati

8 p.m., ESPN2 Series: Memphis leads, 18-12 Notable: The Tigers and Bearcats haven’t met since 2004. Memphis won eight straight between 1966-74.

Sat., Nov. 9

Tennessee-Martin

TBD Series: Memphis leads, 5-2 Notable: Memphis’ 41-14 win in 2009 was the first meeting between the teams since 1932.

Sat., Nov. 16

at USF

Sat., Nov. 23

at Louisville

Sat., Nov. 30

Temple

TBD Series: USF leads, 3-2 Notable: The last meeting was USF’s 41-14 win in the 2008 St. Petersburg Bowl. TBD Series: Louisville leads, 23-19 Notable: Memphis has dropped seven of the last eight to the Cardinals. TBD Series: First meeting Notable: First of two games against first-time opponents to close the regular season

Sat., Dec. 7

at UConn

TBD Series: First meeting Notable: Third road game in the last four regularseason dates for the Tigers. Quarterback Jacob Karam

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MEMPHIS Justin Fuente At A Glance

Justin Fuente

Hometown: Tulsa, Okla. Family: Wife – Jenny; Children - Cecilia, Caroline Alma Mater (Year): Murray State (1999) Hired at Memphis: Dec. 8, 2011

Head Coach

In his first season as coach of the Tigers, Justin Fuente laid the groundwork for a University of Memphis football program which will take a step up in competition during his second year, the team’s first in the American Athletic Conference. While the Tigers posted their best finish since 2008 and won more conference games than the previous three seasons combined, Fuente began building a foundation in the months preceding his rookie season. The University of Memphis will head into the 2013 season on a three-game win streak, tied for the 16th longest current win streak in FBS football to start the year. Memphis posted a 4-8 overall record and was 4-4 in league play in its final season as a member of Conference USA in 2012. The Tigers’ efforts last year did not go unrecognized. Athlon Sports’ College Football Preview Magazine had Fuente No. 5 in the publication’s ranking of new coaches from 2012, and heading into the 2013 season, also had him ranked No. 6 among coaches under 40. The Tigers averaged 318.33 yards of total offense during the 2012 season. The season total represented a 44-yard improvement from the 2011 season. Memphis came close to doubling its rushing average, improving its rushing total to 151.75 yards per game in 2012. Memphis’ fourthdown efficiency percentage ranked among the Top 10 in FBS Football. Defensively, Memphis led Conference USA in total defense in league games played in 2012, giving up just 331.6 yards per game. UM lowered its total yardage allowed in conference games from the previous season by 30 percent. For the year, Memphis ranked 48th nationally in defense (383.58 yards per game). The Tigers made a 69-position improvement from the 2011 season. The UM defense ranked 36th nationally in quarterback sacks, more than doubling the number of sacks it had in 2012 (29) from the 2011 season (14). The Tigers’ special teams also made striking improvements during Fuente’s first season. Memphis ranked among the nation’s Top 20 in kickoff return yardage defense and punt return average. UM punter Tom Hornsey ranked 19th nationally in punting. Fuente was named the 23rd head coach of the Tigers program on Dec. 8, 2011. He previously served five seasons on Gary Patterson’s staff at TCU from 2007-11. Fuente joined the TCU football coaching staff in February of 2007 as running backs coach and was promoted to co-offensive coordinator in February of 2009. As part of his

Collegiate/Professional Career: 2001-03 Quarterbacks Coach, Illinois State 2004-06 Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, Illinois State 2007-08 Running Backs Coach, TCU 2009-11 Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, TCU 2012- Head Coach, Memphis

Assistant Coaches Barry Odom Defensive Coordinator/Safeties James Shibest Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends

promotion, he moved to coaching the Horned Frogs quarterbacks. A native of Tulsa, Okla., the dynamic playcaller helped guide TCU’s program to consecutive BCS bowl game appearances with a 2011 Rose Bowl victory over No. 5-ranked Wisconsin that followed an appearance in the 2010 Fiesta Bowl. From 2008-10, TCU was the only program in the country that finished in the top-10 in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls all three campaigns. In Fuente’s three seasons as offensive coordinator, TCU set single-season school records for touchdowns, points scored and first downs, while also ranking among the nation’s most productive offensive units. From 2009-11, the Horned Frogs won 36 of 39 contests, including a 24-game win streak in the Mountain West Conference (MWC). Fuente made the move to TCU after spending six seasons as quarterbacks coach at Illinois State. His final three years saw him double as the Redbirds offensive coordinator. Under Fuente’s direction, Illinois State ranked in the top-10 nationally in total offense in 2005 and 2006. The Redbirds ranked eighth in 2006 with an average of 397.5 yards per game, after ranking fifth in both total offense (477.6 yards) and scoring (39.2 points) in 2005. Fuente set 11 school records at Murray State, including total offense and passing yards in a game and season. In 1999, he was the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Offensive Player of the Year and a Walter Payton Award finalist, given annually to the nation’s top player in Division I-AA. Fuente is a 1999 graduate of Murray State. Following his collegiate career, Fuente played professionally with the Oklahoma Wranglers in the Arena League.

Darrell Dickey Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs Galen Scott Linebackers Vance Vice Offensive Line Holman Wiggins Wide Receivers Chris Vaughn Cornerbacks Brad Cornelsen Quarterbacks Tim Billings Defensive Line

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MEMPHIS Justin Fuente Year-By-Year YEAR SCHOOL 2012 Memphis Career Record (one year)

OVERALL CONFERENCE 4-8 4-4

BOWL

FINAL RANK

4-8 4-4 .333 .500

All-Time Memphis Coaches

TENURE Clyde Wilson 1912-15 Tom Shea 1916 V.M. (Bic) Campbell 1917, 1919 John Childerson 1918 Elmore George 1920 Rollin Wilson 1921 Lester Barnard 1922-23 Zach Curlin 1924-36 Allyn McKeen 1937-38 C.C. Humphreys 1939-41 Charlie Jamerson 1942 Ralph Hatley 1947-57 Billy J. Murphy 1958-71 Fred Pancoast 1972-74 Richard Williamson 1975-80 Rex Dockery 1981-83 Rey Dempsey 1984-85 Charlie Bailey 1986-88 Chuck Stobart 1989-94 Rip Scherer 1995-2000 Tommy West 2001-09 Larry Porter 2010-11 Justin Fuente 2012- Total

W L T PCT 9 12 1 .432 2 3 1 .417 6 6 0 .500 2 4 0 .333 0 5 0 .000 4 5 1 .450 11 5 3 .658 43 60 14 .427 13 6 0 .684 14 15 0 .483 2 7 0 .222 59 43 5 .575 91 44 1 .673 20 12 1 .621 31 35 0 .470 8 24 1 .258 7 12 3 .386 12 20 1 .379 29 36 1 .447 22 44 .333 49 61 .445 3 21 .125 4 8 .333 441 488 33 .530

Billy J. Murphy

Tommy West

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MEMPHIS INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

2012 RESULTS (4-8, 4-4 CUSA) Date Opponent 9/1 Tennessee-Martin 9/8 at Arkansas State 9/15 Middle Tennessee 9/22 at Duke 10/6 Rice * 10/13 at East Carolina * 10/20 UCF * 10/27 at SMU * 11/3 at Marshall * 11/10 Tulane * 11/17 at UAB * 11/24 Southern Mississippi *

Result L, 17-20 L, 28-33 L, 30-48 L, 14-38 W, 14-10 L, 7-41 L, 17-35 L, 13-44 L, 28-38 W, 37-23 W, 46-9 W, 42-24

TEAM STATISTICS

SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average KICKOFFS-Yards Average Per Kick Net kick average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game Neutral Site Games

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st Memphis 44 Opponents 81

MEM OPP 293 363 24.4 30.2 211 267 112 99 85 133 14 35 1821 1656 2147 1971 326 315 489 425 3.7 3.9 151.8 138.0 18 15 1999 2947 182-283-3 269-435-8 7.1 6.8 11.0 11.0 166.6 245.6 16 25 3820 4603 772 860 4.9 5.4 318.3 383.6 50-1141 15-282 25-300 22-191 8-48 3-108 22.8 18.8 12.0 8.7 6.0 36.0 36-21 23-15 85-832 53-471 69.3 39.2 61-2606 50-1990 42.7 39.8 38.9 31.8 54-3483 73-4376 64.5 59.9 44.3 38.8 30:04 29:55 60/166 71/168 36% 42% 20/28 9/18 71% 50% 29-194 23-139 0 8 39 44 7-13 19-23 1-3 2-2 (30-41) 73% (39-48) 81% (26-41) 63% (29-48) 60% (36-38) 95% (42-43) 98% 146227 148426 6/24371 6/24738 0/0 2nd 107 87

3rd 71 86

4th 71 109

Total 293 363

RUSHING HAYES, Brandon STEIB, Jai Total Opponents

GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G 9 118 617 41 576 4.9 6 46 64.0 11 119 468 41 427 3.6 6 22 38.8 12 489 2147 326 1821 3.7 18 46 151.8 12 425 1971 315 1656 3.9 15 83 138.0

PASSING KARAM, Jacob Total Opponents

G 12 12 12

Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct 137.0 176-274-3 64.2 140.2 182-283-3 64.3 134.0 269-435-8 61.8

RECEIVING RUCKER, Marcus MALONE, Keiwone CROSS, Alan Total Opponents

G 12 12 12 12 12

No. 47 44 23 182 269

Yds 525 476 301 1999 2947

Avg TD Long Avg/G 11.2 3 63 43.8 10.8 3 41 39.7 13.1 5 38 25.1 11.0 16 63 166.6 11.0 25 70 245.6

PUNT RETURNS MALONE, Keiwone Total Opponents

No. 22 25 22

Yds 261 300 191

Avg 11.9 12.0 8.7

TD 0 1 0

Long 57 57 59

KICK RETURNS MCCAIN, Bobby Total Opponents

No. 28 50 15

Yds 721 1141 282

Avg 25.8 22.8 18.8

TD 0 0 0

Long 95 95 31

Yds 1895 1999 2947

TD 14 16 25

|------------ PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv HENRIQUES, Paul 0 4-9 24-26 0-0 0 STEIB, Jai 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 HAYES, Brandon 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 CROSS, Alan 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 SPURLOCK, Tyler 0 3-4 12-12 0-0 0 Total 39 7-13 36-38 0-0 0 Opponents 44 19-23 42-43 0-1 0

Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0

TOTAL OFFENSE KARAM, Jacob HAYES, Brandon STEIB, Jai Total Opponents

Avg/G 176.3 64.7 38.8 318.3 383.6

FIELD GOALS HENRIQUES, Paul SPURLOCK, Tyler

G 12 9 11 12 12

Plays 375 119 119 772 860

Rush 221 576 427 1821 1656

Pass 1895 6 0 1999 2947

Total 2116 582 427 3820 4603

Lng 63 63 70

Avg/G 157.9 166.6 245.6

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Points 36 36 36 30 21 293 363

FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk 4-9 44.4 0-0 1-3 1-2 1-3 1-1 51 1 3-4 75.0 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-0 0-0 39 0

PUNTING HORNSEY, Tom Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg Long TB 60 2606 43.4 63 2 61 2606 42.7 63 2 50 1990 39.8 60 5

FC 9 9 8

I20 25 25 10

ALL PURPOSE MCCAIN, Bobby MALONE, Keiwone RUCKER, Marcus HAYES, Brandon STEIB, Jai Total Opponents

G 12 12 12 9 11 12 12

IR 0 -2 0 0 0 48 108

Tot 782 739 713 613 503 5309 5184

DEFENSE HARRIS, Charles BROWN, Anthony DAVIS, Akeem BALLENTINE, Lon SMITH, Cannon Total Opponents

G Solo Ast Total 12 18 61 79 12 27 44 71 12 37 31 68 12 40 26 66 12 21 29 50 12 416 466 882 12 469 378 847

Rush 0 4 8 576 427 1821 1656

Rec 61 476 525 37 38 1999 2947

PR 0 261 0 0 0 300 191 TFL/Yds 1.5-5 3.0-6 5.0-29 0.5-1 . 77-313 84-277

KOR 721 0 180 0 38 1141 282

Sacks Int 1.0-5 . 1.0-1 . 2.5-23 . 0.5-1 3- 14 . . 29-194 8- 48 23-139 3- 108

PBU . . 2 5 2 28 21

50+ Blkd 19 0 19 1 6 4

Avg/G 65.2 61.6 59.4 68.1 45.7 442.4 432.0 H FR-Yds FF Blk Saf 1 . . 1 . . 1-0 . . . . 3-0 2 . . . 1-0 . . . . 2-0 . . . 16 15-31 14 5 . 11 20-205 25 2 .

Returning players in italics

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MEMPHIS YEAR GP W L T HEAD COACH 1912 4 1 2 1 Clyde Wilson 1913 3 1 2 0 Clyde Wilson 1914 8 3 5 0 Clyde Wilson 1915 7 4 3 0 Clyde Wilson 1916 6 2 3 1 Tom Shea 1917 5 3 2 0 V.M. (Bic) Campbell 1918 6 2 4 0 John Childerson 1919 7 3 4 0 V.M. (Bic) Campbell 1920 5 0 5 0 Elmore George 1921 10 4 5 1 Rollin Wilson 1922 10 5 2 3 Lester Barnard 1923 9 6 3 0 Lester Barnard 1924 9 1 7 1 Zach Curlin 1925 8 0 7 1 Zach Curlin 1926 9 1 8 0 Zach Curlin 1927 9 5 3 1 Zach Curlin 1928 10 5 3 2 Zach Curlin 1929 10 8 0 2 Zach Curlin 1930 10 6 3 1 Zach Curlin 1931 9 2 5 2 Zach Curlin 1932 9 4 5 0 Zach Curlin 1933 9 7 1 1 Zach Curlin 1934 8 3 3 2 Zach Curlin 1935 8 1 6 1 Zach Curlin 1936 9 0 9 0 Zach Curlin 1937 9 3 6 0 Allyn McKeen 1938 10 10 0 0 Allyn McKeen 1939 10 3 7 0 C.C. Humphries 1940 10 5 5 0 C.C. Humphries 1941 9 6 3 0 C.C. Humphries 1942 9 2 7 0 Charlie Jamerson 1943 No Games Played 1944 No Games Played 1945 No Games Played 1946 No Games Played 1947 9 6 2 1 Ralph Hatley 1948 11 6 5 0 Ralph Hatley 1949 10 9 1 0 Ralph Hatley 1950 11 9 2 0 Ralph Hatley 1951 8 5 3 0 Ralph Hatley 1952 9 2 7 0 Ralph Hatley 1953 10 6 4 0 Ralph Hatley 1954 10 3 4 3 Ralph Hatley 1955 9 2 7 0 Ralph Hatley 1956 10 5 4 1 Ralph Hatley 1957 10 6 4 0 Ralph Hatley 1958 9 4 5 0 Billy J. Murphy 1959 10 6 4 0 Billy J. Murphy 1960 10 8 2 0 Billy J. Murphy 1961 10 8 2 0 Billy J. Murphy 1962 9 8 1 0 Billy J. Murphy 1963 10 9 0 1 Billy J. Murphy 1964 9 5 4 0 Billy J. Murphy 1965 10 5 5 0 Billy J. Murphy 1966 9 7 2 0 Billy J. Murphy 1967 9 6 3 0 Billy J. Murphy 1968 10 6 4 0 Billy J. Murphy 1969 10 8 2 0 Billy J. Murphy 1970 10 6 4 0 Billy J. Murphy 1971 11 5 6 0 Billy J. Murphy 1972 11 5 5 1 Fred Pancoast 1973 11 8 3 0 Fred Pancoast 1974 11 7 4 0 Fred Pancoast 1975 11 7 4 0 Richard Williamson 1976 11 7 4 0 Richard Williamson 1977 11 6 5 0 Richard Williamson 1978 11 4 7 0 Richard Williamson 1979 11 5 6 0 Richard Williamson 1980 11 2 9 0 Richard Williamson 1981 11 1 10 0 Rex Dockery 1982 11 1 10 0 Rex Dockery 1983 11 6 4 1 Rex Dockery 1984 11 5 5 1 Rey Dempsey 1985 11 2 7 2 Rey Dempsey

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BOWL

YEAR GP W L T HEAD COACH 1986 11 1 10 0 Charlie Bailey 1987 11 5 5 1 Charlie Bailey 1988 11 6 5 0 Charlie Bailey 1989 11 2 9 0 Chuck Stobart 1990 11 4 6 1 Chuck Stobart 1991 11 5 6 0 Chuck Stobart 1992 11 6 5 0 Chuck Stobart 1993 11 6 5 0 Chuck Stobart 1994 11 6 5 0 Chuck Stobart 1995 11 3 8 Rip Scherer 1996 11 4 7 Rip Scherer 1997 11 4 7 Rip Scherer 1998 11 2 9 Rip Scherer 1999 11 5 6 Rip Scherer 2000 11 4 7 Rip Scherer 2001 11 5 6 Tommy West 2002 12 3 9 Tommy West 2003 13 9 4 Tommy West 2004 12 8 4 Tommy West 2005 12 7 5 Tommy West 2006 12 2 10 Tommy West 2007 13 7 6 Tommy West 2008 13 6 7 Tommy West 2009 12 2 10 Tommy West 2010 12 1 11 Larry Porter 2011 12 2 10 Larry Porter 2012 12 4 8 Justin Fuente TOTAL 962 441 488 33

Burley

Pasadena

BOWL

New Orleans GMAC Motor City New Orleans St. Petersburg


THE TEAMS

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Location:............................................................ New Brunswick, N.J. Enrollment:................................................................................... 37,364 Founded:.......................................................................................... 1766 Nickname: ...................................................................Scarlet Knights Colors: ........................................................................................ Scarlet Website: .............................................................. ScarletKnights.com Stadium: ......................High Point Solutions Stadium (52,454/FieldTurf) President: ............................................................Dr. Robert L. Barchi Director of Athletics: ................................................. Julie Hermann Head Coach: ...................................................... Kyle Flood (Iona ’93)

MEDIA RELATIONS

Senior Associate AD/Communications: .....................Jason Baum Office Phone: ................................................................ (732) 445-4200 Mobile: .......................................................................... (201) 966-6338 E-mail: .....................................................jbaum@scarletknights.com Press Box Phone: ........................................................ (732) 445-7028

SCARLET KNIGHT TEAM FACTS

2012 Record/Finish: ................................ 9-4/5-2 Big East (tied, 1st) All-Time Record: ......................................................625-609-42 (.506) Bowl Appearances: ........................................................................... 8 Bowl Record: ......................................................................... 5-3 (.625) Last Bowl Appearance: ........................2012 Russell Athletic Bowl (Virginia Tech 13, Rutgers 10 ot) Offensive System:.................................................................. Pro Style Defensive System:............................................................................4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost: .......................................................... 43/21 Starters Returning/Lost: ............................................................. 10/14

RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS

Dr. Robert Barchi President

Julie Hermann Director of Athletics

Kyle Flood Head Coach

Jason Baum Communications

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RUTGERS STORYLINES Rutgers, which earned a share of its first Big East title in Kyle Flood’s first year as head coach, looks to replace 11 players who were either drafted or signed by NFL clubs after the 2012 season. Flood became the first coach in school history to win his first nine games. The Scarlet Knights have the fewest returning starters of any American Athletic Conference team (10). Rutgers has played in six bowl games in the last seven seasons. OFFENSE The Scarlet Knights return QB Gary Nova, who started every game last year. Nova threw for 2,695 yards and 22 touchdowns with 16 interceptions. WR Brandon Coleman tied for the Big East lead with 10 touchdown receptions last season. Coleman had 43 catches for a team-high 718 yards. Rutgers has a veteran offensive line that boasts two all-conference players. OG Antwan Lowery was an All-Big East First Team choice last year, while OG Kaleb Johnson was named to the second team.

DEFENSE LB Jamal Merrell was third on the Scarlet Knights with 83 tackles last year. DE Jamil Merrell ranked second on the team in sacks (5.5) and third in tackles for loss (10.5). The only other returning starters on defense are DE Marcus Thompson and S Lorenzo Waters. The Scarlet Knights led the Big East in scoring defense (14.2 ppg) last year. Rutgers held nine opponents to 15 points or fewer.

2013 Schedule Thu., Aug. 29

at Fresno State

10:30 p.m., ESPNU Series: Fresno State leads, 1-0 Notable: The only previous matchup was Fresno State’s 24-7 win at Rutgers in the 2008 opener.

Sat., Sept. 7

Norfolk State

Noon, ESPN3 Series: Rutgers leads, 2-0 Notable: Rutgers has won the first two meetings by a combined score of 90-0.

Sat., Sept. 14

Eastern Michigan

Sat., Sept. 21

Arkansas

SPECIAL TEAMS Rutgers’ special teams units blocked eight kicks last season and have 32 blocks in the last four seasons.

1 p.m., ESPN3 Series: First meeting Notable: Rutgers is 13-5-1 all-time against current members of the Mid-American Conference.

K Kyle Federico and K Nick Borgese shared the placekicking duties last year and both are back for the 2013 season.

TBD Series: Rutgers leads, 1-0 Notable: Rutgers overcame an early 10-0 deficit to take a 35-26 win last year in Fayetteville, Ark.

Sat., Oct. 5

at SMU

TBD Series: First meeting Notable: First of two straight road games to open conference play for the Scarlet Knights.

Thu., Oct. 10

at Louisville

Sat., Oct. 26

Houston

Sat., Nov. 2

Temple

7:30 p.m., ESPN Series: Rutgers leads, 7-5 Notable: Rutgers has dropped three straight to the Cardinals. The last two have been decided by a combined five points. TBD Series: First meeting Notable: First of three consecutive home games for the Scarlet Knights. Noon, ESPN Regional Series: Rutgers leads, 20-15 Notable: Schools met every year from 1977-2004. Rutgers has won the last three in the series.

Sat., Nov. 16

Cincinnati

Thu., Nov. 21

at UCF

Sat., Nov. 30

at UConn

TBD Series: Rutgers leads, 9-8-1 Notable: Rutgers had lost five straight to the Bearcats, but has taken the last two meetings. 7:30 p.m., ESPN Series: Rutgers leads, 1-0 Notable: Rutgers beat the Knights 45-24 in the St. Petersburg Bowl in the schools’ only previous meeting. TBD Series: Rutgers leads, 22-10 Notable: Rutgers has taken four of the last five against the Huskies.

Sat., Dec. 7

Quarterback Gary Nova

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USF

TBD Series: Rutgers leads, 6-2 Notable: Rutgers has won six of the last seven in the series, including a 23-13 decision in Tampa last year.


RUTGERS Kyle Flood At A Glance

Kyle Flood

Hometown: Bayside, N.Y. Family: Wife – Amy; Children - Kyle, Isabella, Joseph Alma Mater (Year): Iona (1993) Hired at Rutgers: Jan. 31, 2012

Head Coach

Kyle Flood was named the 29th head coach at the Birthplace of College Football Jan. 31, 2012. Flood, who served on Rutgers’ coaching staff for the previous seven seasons, assumed the head coaching vacancy created after Greg Schiano resigned his position to become head coach of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Flood made an immediate impact on the Rutgers program as he led the school to its first Big East Championship in 2012. Flood ended the season being named the Big East Coach of the Year, an honor he shared with Louisville’s Charlie Strong. Flood’s nine regular season victories were the most by any first-year coach in Rutgers history as eight players garnered All-Big East honors. A highly respected figure in the coaching profession, Flood had served as assistant head coach of the program since 2008 and was been a key part in Rutgers’ six bowl appearances over his seven-year tenure as an assistant in Piscataway. In addition to his four years as the assistant head coach, Flood had been in charge of the offensive line since coming to RU in 2005. Known as an excellent tactician with strong recruiting ties, Flood has served on the coaching staff of the team with the nation’s longest active bowl winning streak at five games. While being part of a program producing victories at a rate unprecedented in Rutgers’ history, Flood has understood the value of academics for the Scarlet Knights. In 2010, Rutgers’ football program ranked first in the nation in Academic Progress Rate and in 2011 the team followed up with the nation’s No. 2 ranking. During his time ‘On the Banks’, the Rutgers offensive line has consistently produced toplevel talent, including several players who have gone on to the National Football League. Most recently, offensive tackle Anthony Davis became the highest player drafted in Rutgers history as the 11th overall pick in 2010. Since arriving at Rutgers, Flood has coached 10 All-Big East first or second team selections on the offensive line, one All-American and two Freshman All-America honorees. Flood has helped engineer some of the most potent offenses in Rutgers history – evident in a record-breaking 2007 season. The Scarlet Knights’ offensive line ranked second in the nation with just 10 sacks allowed in addition to an RU offense that became the first in NCAA history to have a 3,000-yard passer, 2,000-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers in the same season.

Collegiate/Professional Career:

1995-96 Offensive Line Coach, C.W. Post 1997-2001 Offensive Line Coach, Hofstra 2002-05 Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line, Delaware 2005-06 Offensive Line Coach, Rutgers 2007 Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator, Rutgers 2008-09 Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line, Rutgers 2009-10 Assistant Head Coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line, Rutgers 2011 Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line, Rutgers 2012 Head Coach, Rutgers

Assistant Coaches The Rutgers offense was ranked 18th nationally in total offense in 2007. The offensive line featured two of the top tackles in the nation in Pedro Sosa and Jeremy Zuttah. Both players earned All-Big East honors and were also invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, with Zuttah becoming a third-round selection by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Flood added run game coordinator to his duties in 2007 and his offensive line helped pave the way for All-American running back Ray Rice, who rushed for a school and then-Big East record 2,012 yards that season. Rice went on to become one of the most-recognizable faces in the NFL en route to consecutive Pro Bowl appearances in 2010 and 2011. Flood came to Rutgers after three seasons at the University of Delaware, where he helped the Blue Hens to a 30-11 record, including a 15-1 mark in 2003 en route to the NCAA FCS championship and a share of the Atlantic 10 title in 2004. He also served as assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator during his stint. Prior to his three seasons at Delaware, Flood was offensive line coach at Hofstra from 19972001. While at Hofstra, he helped the Pride earn berths in the NCAA FCS playoffs in 1997 and 1999-2001. The Pride were among the top offensive teams in the nation during his tenure, ranking second in total offense, fourth in passing and fifth in scoring in 2001. Flood’s first college coaching position came in 1995-96 as offensive line coach at Long Island University-C.W. Post. While coaching at C.W. Post, he helped the team to the ECAC Division II Eastern title in 1996.

Dave Cohen Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Ron Prince Offensive Coordinator Joe Rossi Special Teams Coordinator Norries Wilson Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs Anthony Campanile Tight Ends/Wide Receivers Jim Panagos Defensive Line Rob Spence Quarterbacks Darrell Wilson Secondary Damian Wroblewski Offensive Line

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RUTGERS Kyle Flood Year-By-Year YEAR 2012

SCHOOL Rutgers

OVERALL CONFERENCE 9-4 5-2

Career Record (one year)

No Coach William A. Reynolds No Coach H.W. Arbruster John C.B. Pendleton William. V.B. Van Dyck,Jr MIchael F. Daly Arthur P. Robinson Harry W. Van Hovenberg Oliver D. Mann A.E. Hitchner F.H. Gorton Joseph Smith Herman Pritchard Howard Gargan G. Foster Sanford John H. Wallace Harry J. Rockafeller J. Wilder Tasker Harvey J. Harman Harry J. Rockafeller Harvey J. Harman John R. Stiegman John F. Bateman Frank R. Burns Richard Anderson Doug Graber Terry Shea Greg Schiano Kyle Flood

FINAL RANK

9-4 5-2 .692 .714

All-Time Rutgers Coaches

BOWL Russell Athletics (lost to Virginia Tech, 13-10 ot)

TENURE 1869-90 1891 1892-94 1895 1896-97 1898-99 1900 1901 1902 1903, 1905 1904 1906-07 1908 1909 1910-12 1913-23 1924-26 1927-30 1931-37 1938-41 1942-45 1946-55 1956-59 1960-72 1973-83 1984-89 1990-95 1996-00 2001-11 2012-

Total

W L T PCT 33 58 8 .374 8 6 0 .571 7 15 1 .326 3 4 0 .429 8 12 0 .400 3 15 1 .184 4 4 0 .500 0 7 0 .000 3 7 0 .300 7 10 1 .417 1 6 2 .222 8 7 3 .528 3 5 1 .389 3 5 1 .389 12 10 4 .538 56 32 5 .629 12 14 1 .463 19 16 0 .543 31 27 5 .532 26 7 1 .779 14 10 1 .580 48 37 1 .564 22 15 0 .595 73 51 0 .589 78 43 1 .639 27 34 4 .491 29 36 1 .447 11 44 .200 68 67 .504 9 4 .692

Frank Burns

John Bateman

625 609 42 .506

Greg Schiano

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RUTGERS 2012 RESULTS (9-4, 5-2 BIG EAST) Date Opponent 9/1 at Tulane 9/8 Howard 9/13 at USF * 9/22 at Arkansas 10/6 Connecticut * 10/13 Syracuse * 10/20 at Temple * 10/27 Kent State 11/10 Army 11/17 at Cincinnati * 11/24 at Pittsburgh * 11/29 Louisville * 12/28 vs. Virginia Tech 1

Result W, 24-12 W, 26-0 W, 23-13 W, 35-26 W, 19-3 W, 23-15 W, 35-10 L, 23-35 W, 28-7 W, 10-3 L, 6-27 L, 17-20 ot L 10-13

1 Russell Athletic Bowl, Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla..

TEAM STATISTICS

RUTGERS OPP SCORING 279 184 Points Per Game 21.5 14.2 FIRST DOWNS 215 228 Rushing 71 83 Passing 121 123 Penalty 23 22 RUSHING YARDAGE 1578 1263 Yards gained rushing 1800 1719 Yards lost rushing 222 456 Rushing Attempts 431 460 Average Per Rush 3.7 2.7 Average Per Game 121.4 97.2 TDs Rushing 6 6 PASSING YARDAGE 2711 2788 Comp-Att-Int 223-392-16 230-422-18 Average Per Pass 6.9 6.6 Average Per Catch 12.2 12.1 Average Per Game 208.5 214.5 TDs Passing 23 13 TOTAL OFFENSE 4289 4051 Total Plays 823 882 Average Per Play 5.2 4.6 Average Per Game 329.9 311.6 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 24-557 44-796 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 30-140 30-204 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 18-173 16-218 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 23.2 18.1 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 4.7 6.8 INT RETURN AVERAGE 9.6 13.6 FUMBLES-LOST 12-6 26-14 PENALTIES-Yards 94-780 81-679 Average Per Game 60.0 52.2 PUNTS-Yards 81-3017 77-2996 Average Per Punt 37.2 38.9 Net punt average 33.0 36.1 KICKOFFS-Yards 58-3376 46-2804 Average Per Kick 58.2 61.0 Net kick average 41.0 40.2 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 30:07 29:52 3RD-DOWN Conversions 63/184 72/198 3rd-Down Pct 34% 36% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 3/10 5/17 4th-Down Pct 30% 29% SACKS BY-Yards 26-183 11-75 MISC YARDS 90 29 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 36 20 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 11-19 15-25 ON-SIDE KICKS 1-1 0-1 RED-ZONE SCORES (23-32) 72% (25-37) 68% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (16-32) 50% (15-37) 41% PAT-ATTEMPTS (30-33) 91% (17-18) 94% ATTENDANCE 295129 251278 Games/Avg Per Game 6/49188 6/41880 Neutral Site Games 1/48127 SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total Rutgers 40 67 82 90 0 279 Opponents 37 54 27 63 3 184

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G JAMISON, Jawan 13 255 1154 79 1075 4.2 4 64 82.7 HUGGINS, Savon 10 119 431 21 410 3.4 2 31 41.0 Total 13 431 1800 222 1578 3.7 6 64 121.4 Opponents 13 460 1719 456 1263 2.7 6 42 97.2 PASSING NOVA, Gary Total Opponents

G Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD 13 125.77 221-388-16 57.0 2695 22 13 126.18 223-392-16 56.9 2711 23 13 111.63 230-422-18 54.5 2788 13

Lng Avg/G 85 207.3 85 208.5 80 214.5

RECEIVING G No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G HARRISON, Mark 13 44 583 13.2 6 71 44.8 COLEMAN, Brandon 13 43 718 16.7 10 85 55.2 WRIGHT, Tim 13 39 449 11.5 2 46 34.5 JAMISON, Jawan 13 28 323 11.5 2 34 24.8 PRATT, Quron 13 22 230 10.5 0 45 17.7 Total 13 223 2711 12.2 23 85 208.5 Opponents 13 230 2788 12.1 13 80 214.5 PUNT RETURNS ROBINSON, Mason Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg TD Long 29 111 3.8 0 22 30 140 4.7 1 22 30 204 6.8 0 34

KICK RETURNS DEERING, Jeremy Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg TD Long 18 438 24.3 0 55 24 557 23.2 0 55 44 796 18.1 0 35

|------------ PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points COLEMAN, Brandon 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 60 JAMISON, Jawan 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 36 HARRISON, Mark 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 36 BORGESE, Nick 0 5-8 17-18 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 32 FEDERICO, Kyle 0 6-11 13-13 0-1 0 0-0 0 0 31 Total 36 11-19 30-33 0-1 0 0-2 0 0 279 Opponents 20 15-25 17-18 0-0 1 1-2 0 0 184 TOTAL OFFENSE G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G NOVA, Gary 13 410 -44 2695 2651 203.9 JAMISON, Jawan 13 256 1075 16 1091 83.9 Total 13 823 1578 2711 4289 329.9 Opponents 13 882 1263 2788 4051 311.6 FIELD GOALS FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk FEDERICO, Kyle 6-11 54.5 0-0 2-2 2-4 1-3 1-2 52 2 BORGESE, Nick 5-8 62.5 0-0 1-2 2-2 2-4 0-0 42 1 PUNTING No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd DOERNER, Justin 81 3017 37.2 57 7 19 18 0 Total 81 3017 37.2 57 7 19 18 0 Opponents 77 2996 38.9 72 4 21 33 3 ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G JAMISON, Jawan 13 1075 323 0 0 0 1398 107.5 COLEMAN, Brandon 13 0 718 0 0 0 718 55.2 HARRISON, Mark 13 0 583 0 0 0 583 44.8 DEERING, Jeremy 12 57 12 0 438 0 507 42.2 Total 13 1578 2711 140 557 173 5159 396.8 Opponents 13 1263 2788 204 796 218 5269 405.3 DEFENSE G Solo Ast Total GREENE, Khaseem 13 70 66 136 RYAN, Logan 13 59 35 94 BEAUHARNAIS, Steve 13 32 51 83 MERRELL, Jamal 13 37 46 83 WATERS, Lorenzo 13 41 27 68 Total 13 479 442 921 Opponents 13 419 460 879

TFL/Yds Sacks Int 12.0-52 6.0-41 2-58 5.0-22 . 4-17 6.0-18 1.0-5 1-18 8.5-26 1.0-8 1-0 6.5-26 2.0-17 1-29 95-356 26-183 18-173 67.0-199 11-75 16-218

PBU H FR-Yds FF Blk Saf 5 10 3-20 6 . . 17 . 2-18 . . . 1 6 1-0 . . . . 2 1-0 1 2 . 2 2 . 2 1 . 55 50 14-111 12 8 . 44 21 6--1 7 3 .

Returning players in italics

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RUTGERS YEAR GP W L T HEAD COACH 1869 2 1 1 0 William J. Leggett 1870 2 1 1 0 William J. Leggett 1871 No Games Played 1872 3 1 1 1 Claudius Rockefeller 1873 3 1 2 0 George D. Lydecker 1874 4 2 2 0 Abram I. Marine 1875 3 1 1 1 Peter H. Miliken 1876 1 1 0 0 Andrew Raymond 1877 3 0 3 0 Andrew Raymond 1878 4 1 2 1 Thomas Fitz-Randolph 1879 5 1 2 2 N.W. Voorhees 1880 3 1 2 0 John Morrison 1881 6 2 3 1 John Morrison 1882 10 6 4 0 William J. Chamberlain 1883 7 1 6 0 Charles Pattison 1884 7 3 4 0 John DeWitt 1885 1 0 1 0 Lewis Chamberlain 1886 4 1 3 0 Asa Wynkoop 1887 8 2 6 0 Clarence G. Scudder 1888 8 1 6 1 Arthur J. Collier 1889 5 1 4 0 James Bishop, Jr. 1890 10 5 4 1 James Bishop, Jr. 1891 14 8 6 0 William A. Reynolds 1892 9 3 5 1 John C. Loud 1893 4 0 4 0 None 1894 10 4 6 0 None 1895 7 3 4 0 H.W. Arbruster 1896 12 5 7 0 John C.B. Pendleton 1897 9 2 7 0 John C.B. Pendleton 1898 8 1 6 1 William V.B. Van Dyck, Jr. 1899 10 2 8 0 Michael F. Daly 1900 8 4 4 0 Arthur P. Robinson 1901 7 0 7 0 Harry W. Van Hovenberg 1902 10 3 7 0 None 1903 9 4 4 1 Oliver D. Mann 1904 9 1 6 2 A.E. Hitchner 1905 9 3 6 0 Oliver D. Mann 1906 9 5 2 2 F.H. Gorton 1907 9 3 5 1 F.H. Gorton 1908 9 3 5 1 Joseph Smith 1909 9 3 5 1 Herman Pritchard 1910 8 3 2 3 Howard Gargan 1911 9 4 4 1 Howard Gargan 1912 9 5 4 0 Howard Gargan 1913 9 6 3 0 G. Foster Sanford 1914 9 5 3 1 G. Foster Sanford 1915 8 7 1 0 G. Foster Sanford 1916 7 3 2 2 G. Foster Sanford 1917 9 7 1 1 G. Foster Sanford 1918 7 5 2 0 G. Foster Sanford 1919 8 5 3 0 G. Foster Sanford 1920 9 2 7 0 G. Foster Sanford 1921 9 4 5 0 G. Foster Sanford 1922 9 5 4 0 G. Foster Sanford 1923 9 7 1 1 G. Foster Sanford 1924 9 7 1 1 John H. Wallace 1925 9 2 7 0 John H. Wallace 1926 9 3 6 0 John H. Wallace 1927 8 4 4 0 Harry J. Rockafeller 1928 9 6 3 0 Harry J. Rockafeller 1929 9 5 4 0 Harry J. Rockafeller 1930 9 4 5 0 Harry J. Rockafeller 1931 8 4 3 1 J. Wilder Tasker 1932 10 6 3 1 J. Wilder Tasker 1933 10 6 3 1 J. Wilder Tasker 1934 9 5 3 1 J. Wilder Tasker 1935 9 4 5 0 J. Wilder Tasker 1936 8 1 6 1 J. Wilder Tasker 1937 9 5 4 0 J. Wilder Tasker 1938 8 7 1 0 Harvey J. Harman 1939 9 7 1 1 Harvey J. Harman 1940 8 5 3 0 Harvey J. Harman 1941 9 7 2 0 Harvey J. Harman 1942 8 3 4 1 Harry J. Rockafeller 1943 5 3 2 0 Harry J. Rockafeller 1944 5 3 2 0 Harry J. Rockafeller 1945 7 5 2 0 Harry J. Rockafeller 1946 9 7 2 0 Harvey J. Harman 1947 9 8 1 0 William Vigh 1948 9 7 2 0 Harvey J. Harman 1949 9 6 3 0 Harvey J. Harman 1950 8 4 4 0 Harvey J. Harman 1951 8 4 4 0 Harvey J. Harman

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BOWL

YEAR GP W L T HEAD COACH 1952 9 4 4 1 Harvey J. Harman 1953 8 2 6 0 Harvey J. Harman 1954 9 3 6 0 Harvey J. Harman 1955 8 3 5 0 Harvey J. Harman 1956 10 3 7 0 John R. Stiegman 1957 9 5 4 0 John R. Stiegman 1958 9 8 1 0 John R. Stiegman 1959 9 6 3 0 John R. Stiegman 1960 9 8 1 0 John F. Bateman 1961 9 9 0 0 John F. Bateman 1962 10 5 5 0 John F. Bateman 1963 9 3 6 0 John F. Bateman 1964 9 6 3 0 John F. Bateman 1965 9 3 6 0 John F. Bateman 1966 9 5 4 0 John F. Bateman 1967 9 4 5 0 John F. Bateman 1968 10 8 2 0 John F. Bateman 1969 9 6 3 0 John F. Bateman 1970 10 5 5 0 John F. Bateman 1971 11 4 7 0 John F. Bateman 1972 11 7 4 0 John F. Bateman 1973 11 6 5 0 Frank R. Burns 1974 11 7 3 1 Frank R. Burns 1975 11 9 2 0 Frank R. Burns 1976 11 11 0 0 Frank R. Burns 1977 11 8 3 0 Frank R. Burns 1978 12 9 3 0 Frank R. Burns 1979 11 8 3 0 Frank R. Burns 1980 11 7 4 0 Frank R. Burns 1981 11 5 6 0 Frank R. Burns 1982 11 5 6 0 Frank R. Burns 1983 11 3 8 0 Frank R. Burns 1984 10 7 3 0 Dick Anderson 1985 11 2 8 1 Dick Anderson 1986 11 5 5 1 Dick Anderson 1987 11 6 5 0 Dick Anderson 1988 11 5 6 0 Dick Anderson 1989 11 2 7 2 Dick Anderson 1990 11 3 8 0 Doug Graber 1991 11 6 5 0 Doug Graber 1992 11 7 4 0 Doug Graber 1993 11 4 7 0 Doug Graber 1994 11 5 5 1 Doug Graber 1995 11 4 7 0 Doug Graber 1996 11 2 9 Terry Shea 1997 11 0 11 Terry Shea 1998 11 5 6 Terry Shea 1999 11 1 10 Terry Shea 2000 11 3 8 Terry Shea 2001 11 2 9 Greg Schiano 2002 12 1 11 Greg Schiano 2003 12 5 7 Greg Schiano 2004 11 4 7 Greg Schiano 2005 12 7 5 Greg Schiano 2006 13 11 2 Greg Schiano 2007 13 8 5 Greg Schiano 2008 13 8 5 Greg Schiano 2009 13 9 4 Greg Schiano 2010 12 4 8 Greg Schiano 2011 13 9 4 Greg Schiano 2012 13 9 4 Kyle Flood TOTAL 1276 625 609 42

BOWL

Garden State

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THE TEAMS

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

Location:..............................................................................Tampa, Fla. Enrollment:................................................................................... 45,074 Founded:.......................................................................................... 1956 Nickname: ..................................................................................... Bulls Colors: ......................................................................... Green and Gold Website: ................................................................... GoUSFBulls.com Stadium: ......................... Raymond James Stadium (65,857/Grass) President: ...............................................................Dr. Judy Genshaft Director of Athletics: ................................................. Doug Woolard Head Coach: ......................Willie Taggart (Western Kentucky ’98)

MEDIA RELATIONS

Assistant Director of Communications: ................. Ashley Walker Office Phone: ................................................................ (813) 974-4087 Mobile: .......................................................................... (813) 957-1667 E-mail: ............................................................ashleywalker@.usf.edu Press Box Phone: ........................................................ (813) 350-6225

BULL TEAM FACTS

2012 Record/Finish: ......................................... 3-9/1-6 Big East (8th) All-Time Record: ............................................................. 111-78 (.587) Bowl Appearances: ........................................................................... 6 Bowl Record: ......................................................................... 4-2 (.667) Last Bowl Appearance: ................... 2010 Meineke Car Care Bowl (USF 31, Clemson 26) Offensive System:..............................................................West Coast Defensive System:............................................................................4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost: .......................................................... 44/25 Starters Returning/Lost: ............................................................. 10/14

USF BULLS

Dr. Judy Genshaft President

Doug Woolard Director of Athletics

Willie Taggart Head Coach

Ashley Walker Communications

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USF STORYLINES Willie Taggart, who led Western Kentucky from a 20-game losing streak to the school’s first bowl appearance, makes his debut as USF’s head coach in 2013. Taggart led Western Kentucky to a 12-2 stretch between 2011 and 2012, with the only losses coming to Alabama and LSU —each of which was ranked No. 1 at the time. USF played in five straight bowl games between 2006 and 2010, but has missed the postseason in each of the last two years. USF is 32-8 in nonconference games since the 2006 season. OFFENSE USF is the only team in the American Athletic Conference that does not return its starting quarterback from last year. The Bulls will look to either QB Bobby Eveld, QB Matt Floyd or QB Steven Bench — a transfer from Penn State — to take over for B.J. Daniels. WR Andre Davis, who ranked sixth in the Big East in receptions (3.8 per game), is one of just three returning offensive players who started at least half of USF’s games last year. The Bulls lost their three top rushers from last season. RB Marcus Shaw, who had 248 rushing yards, is the top returner in the backfield.

DEFENSE USF should boast one of the better starting defensive line units in the American Athletic Conference. Senior DE Ryne Giddins will line up on one side, while DE Aaron Lynch —who was a Freshman All-America selection at Notre Dame in 2011 — mans the other side.

2013 Schedule

LB DeDe Lattimore was third on the team with 76 tackles last year and has been named to the preseason watch list for the Butkus Award.

Noon, ESPN2/ESPNU Series: First meeting Notable: USF plays a Big Ten opponent for just the second time in school history (Penn State, 2005).

The Bulls will need to improve a secondary that had just two defensive interceptions last year. USF returns both of its starting safeties from last year —S JaQuez Jenkins and S Mark Joyce.

Sat., Sept. 14

Florida Atlantic

Sat., Sept. 28

Miami (Fla.)

SPECIAL TEAMS The Bulls will rely on new kicking specialists this season after the departure of veteran kicker Maikon Bonani and punter Justin BrockhausKann. Shaw gained 245 yards on kickoff returns last year and could be pegged as the primary return specialist once again.

Sat., Aug. 31

McNeese State

Sat., Sept. 7

at Michigan State

7 p.m., ESPN3 Series: USF leads, 1-0 Notable: USF is 16-0 all-time in home-openers. The only prior game against McNeese State was in 2006.

7 p.m., ESPN3 Series: USF leads, 3-0 Notable: The schools last played in 2010, when USF took a 31-3 win in Tampa. TBD Series: Miami leads, 4-1 Notable: Miami has won the last two matchups. The Bulls won 23-20 in OT in 2010.

Sat., Oct. 5

Cincinnati

Sat., Oct. 12

at UConn

Sat., Oct. 26

Louisville

Sat., Oct. 31

at Houston

Sat., Nov. 16

Memphis

Sat., Nov. 23

SMU

Fri., Nov. 29

at UCF

Sat., Dec. 7

at Rutgers

TBD Series: Cincinnati leads, 7-3 Notable: The Bulls have dropped six of the last seven games to the Bearcats. TBD Series: Tied, 5-5 Notable: The last six games have all been decided by a touchdown or fewer. TBD Series: Tied, 5-5 Notable: The Cardinals edged the Bulls 27-25 last year to win back-to-back games in the series. TBD Series: USF leads, 2-0 Notable: The Bulls and Cougars met in 2001 and 2002, with USF taking 45-6 and 32-14 victories. TBD Series: USF leads, 3-2 Notable: USF last faced the Tigers in the 2008 St. Petersburg Bowl as the Bulls won 41-14. TBD Series: First meeting Notable: Final home date of the year for USF, which plays its last two on the road. TBD, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 Series: USF leads, 4-0 Notable: The Bulls won all four games in a series between 2005 and 2008. TBD Series: Rutgers leads, 6-2 Notable: USF held a 17-3 fourth-quarter lead, but fell 20-17 in overtime in its last trip to Piscataway.

Linebacker DeDe Lattimore

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USF Willie Taggart At A Glance

Willie Taggart

Hometown: Bradenton, Fla. Family: Wife – Taneshia; Children - Willie Jr., Jackson Alma Mater (Year): Western Kentucky (1998) Hired at USF: Dec. 9, 2012

Head Coach

The University of South Florida named Willie Taggart its head football coach on Dec. 9, 2012. Taggart came to USF after spending three seasons as head coach at his alma mater Western Kentucky, where he led a dramatic turnaround for the Hilltoppers. Prior to taking the lead at WKU, Taggart had a very successful run at Stanford, helping build the Cardinal into a national power. Prior to Taggart’s arrival at WKU, the Hilltoppers had lost 20 consecutive games. But after just one year of transition, Taggart guided the school to two consecutive winning seasons, culminating in its first bowl appearance, the 2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, since joining the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Under Taggart’s leadership, WKU posted 14 wins in 2011 and 2012 after the program won just four games the previous three seasons combined. The Hilltoppers went from 2-6 in 2010 Sun Belt games to 7-1 in 2011, marking the largest one-year turnaround in conference history. WKU won 12-of-14 games between the end of 2011 and the start of 2012, with the only losses coming to LSU and Alabama, both of which were ranked No. 1 in the nation at the time, and most importantly, WKU secured the top recruiting classes in the Sun Belt Conference in both 2010 and 2011. After guiding the Hilltoppers to two wins in his first season, Taggart saw his squad start 0-4 in 2011. That’s when the turnaround began. WKU went on to win seven of its last eight games. The only loss in that stretch came to No. 1 LSU in Baton Rouge. The Hilltoppers went 7-1 in the Sun Belt Conference to finish second in the league. The only league-loss was a four-point setback to eventual champion Arkansas State. The five-win difference in Sun Belt Conference play represented the biggest one-season turnaround in league history. Only two teams in all of the FBS - Houston and Arkansas State - experienced bigger turnarounds in terms of overall wins from 2010 to 2011. Before joining the Hilltoppers, Taggart served as running backs coach at Stanford from 200709. He joined the Stanford coaching staff following a 1-11 season in 2006 and was instrumental in the development of the Cardinal offense and running game that has become a staple of that program’s three-year BCS run. Stanford, ranked as high as 14th in the nation by the Associated Press in 2009, posted an 8-4 regular-season record with wins over nationally-ranked USC and Oregon. Stanford led the Pac-10 in total offense (441.4 ypg.), while ranking second in

Collegiate/Professional Career:

1999 Wide Receivers Coach, Western Kentucky 2000 Quarterbacks Coach, Western Kentucky 2001-02 Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, Western Kentucky 2003-06 Assistant Head Coach/Quarterbacks, Western Kentucky 2007-09 Running Backs Coach, Stanford 2010-12 Head Coach, Western Kentucky 2013- Head Coach, USF

Assistant Coaches Walt Wells Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line

the conference and 11th in the nation in rushing offense (224.3 ypg.). Stanford’s 2,692 rushing yards in 2009 broke the school’s single-season rushing yardage mark that had stood since 1949 (2,481). Prior to his arrival at Stanford, Taggart spent the previous eight seasons on the WKU coaching staff (1999-2006) and helped guide the Hilltoppers to eight-consecutive winning campaigns during the stretch. He was also the cooffensive coordinator in 2001 and 2002, helping lead the Hilltoppers to the Division I-AA national championship in 2002, and was promoted to assistant head coach in 2003. Taggart also spent his collegiate playing days at WKU (1995-98) and was only the third WKU athlete in the past half-century to hold down the quarterback slot for the Hilltoppers for four straight years. Taggart - who set 11 WKU school records - had his jersey retired on October 23, 1999. He finished his career as WKU’s all-time leader in rushing touchdowns (47), ranked second in scoring (286 points), pass efficiency rating (127.71) and rushing yards (3,997), tied for third in most 100-yard rushing games (17), and tied for fourth in touchdown passes (30). His rushing yards were the most in NCAA Division I history at the time for a quarterback. In each of his last two collegiate seasons, he was a finalist for the prestigious Walter Payton Award, which is an honor given annually to the top offensive player in FCS football. Taggart finished fourth in the balloting in 1997 and seventh as a senior the following year. Taggart graduated from WKU with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences in 1998.

Chuck Bresnahan Defensive Coordinator Ron Cooper Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Backs Stu Holt Special Teams Coordinator Telly Lockette Running Backs Eric Mathies Defensive Line David Reaves Wide Receivers Nick Sheridan Quarterbacks/Passing Game Coordinator Raymond Woodie Linebackers

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USF Willie Taggart Year-By-Year YEAR 2010 2011 2012

SCHOOL Western Kentucky Western Kentucky Western Kentucky

OVERALL CONFERENCE 2-10 2-6 7-5 7-1 7-5 4-4

Western Kentucky Record (three years) 16-20 13-11 .444 .520

All-Time USF Coaches

Jim Leavitt Skip Holtz

TENURE 1997-2009 2010-12

Total

BOWL

0-0

W L T PCT 95 16

57 21

111 78

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.625 .432

.587

FINAL RANK


USF 2012 RESULTS (3-9 1-6 BIG EAST)

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Date Opponent 9/1 Chattanooga 9/8 at Nevada 9/13 RUTGERS 9/22 at Ball State 9/29 Florida State 10/6 at TEMPLE 10/20 at LOUISVILLE 10/27 SYRACUSE 11/3 CONNECTICUT 11/17 at Miami (Fla.) 11/23 at CINCINNATI 12/1 PITTSBURGH

RUSHING GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G MURRAY, Demetri 12 170 700 35 665 3.9 6 26 55.4 LAMAR, Lindsey 7 66 482 7 475 7.2 3 80 67.9 DANIELS, B.J. 9 104 552 118 434 4.2 5 53 48.2 Total 12 426 2076 252 1824 4.3 14 80 152.0 Opponents 12 494 2180 381 1799 3.6 21 44 149.9

TEAM STATISTICS

Result W, 34-13 W, 32-31 L, 13-23 L, 27-31 L, 17-30 L, 28-37 L, 25-27 L, 36-37 W, 13-6 L, 9-40 L, 10-27 L, 3-27

USF OPP SCORING 247 329 Points Per Game 20.6 27.4 FIRST DOWNS 251 264 Rushing 110 102 Passing 115 142 Penalty 26 20 RUSHING YARDAGE 1824 1799 Yards gained rushing 2076 2180 Yards lost rushing 252 381 Rushing Attempts 426 494 Average Per Rush 4.3 3.6 Average Per Game 152.0 149.9 TDs Rushing 14 21 PASSING YARDAGE 2586 3023 Comp-Att-Int 226-410-15 255-373-2 Average Per Pass 6.3 8.1 Average Per Catch 11.4 11.9 Average Per Game 215.5 251.9 TDs Passing 14 17 TOTAL OFFENSE 4410 4822 Total Plays 836 867 Average Per Play 5.3 5.6 Average Per Game 367.5 401.8 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 35-624 18-427 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 20-133 10-75 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 2-29 15-157 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 17.8 23.7 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 6.7 7.5 INT RETURN AVERAGE 14.5 10.5 FUMBLES-LOST 24-13 12-7 PENALTIES-Yards 77-686 99-923 Average Per Game 57.2 76.9 PUNTS-Yards 56-2235 65-2554 Average Per Punt 39.9 39.3 Net punt average 36.4 35.7 KICKOFFS-Yards 56-3558 69-4186 Average Per Kick 63.5 60.7 Net kick average 39.4 40.8 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 27:19 32:41 3RD-DOWN Conversions 77/176 73/174 3rd-Down Pct 44% 42% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 5/10 7/8 4th-Down Pct 50% 88% SACKS BY-Yards 25-201 21-146 MISC YARDS 0 32 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 28 39 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 18-23 20-25 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-1 1-1 RED-ZONE SCORES (30-34) 88% (43-50) 86% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (18-34) 53% (29-50) 58% PAT-ATTEMPTS (21-23) 91% (33-36) 92% ATTENDANCE 264780 175204 Games/Avg Per Game 6/44130 6/29201 Neutral Site Games 0/0 BY QUARTERS USF Opponents

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total 52 43 57 95 247 60 68 131 70 329

PASSING DANIELS, B.J. FLOYD, Matt EVELD, Bobby Total Opponents

G Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 9 126.03 165-290-10 56.9 2075 14 58 230.6 8 78.31 57-110-5 51.8 466 0 32 58.2 1 67.95 3-8-0 37.5 29 0 23 29.0 12 112.05 226-410-15 55.1 2586 14 58 215.5 12 150.41 255-373-2 68.4 3023 17 87 251.9

RECEIVING DAVIS, Andre MITCHELL, Terrence MARC, Victor PRICE, Sean Total Opponents

G 12 11 12 12 12 12

PUNT RETURNS DAVIS, Andre Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg TD Long 11 36 3.3 0 10 20 133 6.7 0 39 10 75 7.5 0 39

KICK RETURNS SHAW, Marcus MITCHELL, Terrence Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg TD Long 10 245 24.5 0 48 6 104 17.3 0 27 35 624 17.8 0 48 18 427 23.7 0 60

No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G 46 534 11.6 6 56 44.5 31 414 13.4 1 58 37.6 21 233 11.1 0 23 19.4 21 209 10.0 1 21 17.4 226 2586 11.4 14 58 215.5 255 3023 11.9 17 87 251.9

|------------ PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points BONANI, Maikon 0 18-23 21-23 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 75 MURRAY, Demetris 6 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0-0 0 0 40 LAMAR, Lindsey 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 36 DAVIS, Andre 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 36 DANIELS, B.J. 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-2 0 0 30 Total 28 18-23 21-23 2-2 0 0-3 0 0 247 Opponents 39 20-25 33-36 0-0 1 1-3 0 0 329 TOTAL OFFENSE G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G DANIELS, B.J. 9 394 434 2075 2509 278.8 MURRAY, Demetris 12 170 665 0 665 55.4 Total 12 836 1824 2586 4410 367.5 Opponents 12 867 1799 3023 4822 401.8 FIELD GOALS FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk BONANI, Maikon 18-23 78.3 0-0 6-6 5-6 6-8 1-3 50 2 PUNTING No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd BROCKHAUS-KANN, Justin 54 2192 40.6 70 5 28 19 1 Total 56 2235 39.9 70 6 28 19 1 Opponents 65 2554 39.3 65 5 8 22 1 ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G MURRAY, Demetris 12 665 134 0 0 0 799 66.6 LAMAR, Lindsey 7 475 156 0 82 0 713 101.9 Total 12 1824 2586 133 624 29 5196 433.0 Opponents 12 1799 3023 75 427 157 5481 456.8 DEFENSE WEBSTER, Kayvon BARRINGTON, Sam LATTIMORE, DeDe JOYCE, Mark JENKINS, JaQuez Total Opponents

G Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds 12 61 21 82 4.0-48 11 49 31 80 6.5-43 12 45 31 76 7.5-45 12 48 26 74 0.5-1 12 36 17 53 4.0-11 12 545 292 837 64-324 12 493 274 767 60.0-258

Sacks Int PBU H FR-Yds FF Blk Saf 2.0-39 . 6 . . 3 . . 3.5-28 . 3 . . 2 . . 3.5-27 . 2 2 . . 2 . . . 1 . . . . . . . 1 . 1-0 1 . . 25-201 2-29 32 10 7-0 10 3 . 21-146 15-157 41 22 13-32 10 4 .

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USF YEAR GP W 1997 11 5 1998 11 8 1999 11 7 2000 11 7 2001 11 8 2002 11 9 2003 11 7 2004 11 4 2005 12 6 2006 13 9 2007 13 9 2008 13 8 2009 13 8 2010 13 8 2011 12 5 2012 12 3 TOTAL 189 111

L T 6 3 4 4 3 2 4 7 6 4 4 5 5 5 7 9 78

HEAD COACH BOWL Jim Leavitt Jim Leavitt Jim Leavitt Jim Leavitt Jim Leavitt Jim Leavitt Jim Leavitt Jim Leavitt Jim Leavitt Meineke Car Care Jim Leavitt PapaJohn’s.com Jim Leavitt Brut Sun Jim Leavitt magicJack St. Petersburg Jim Leavitt International Skip Holtz Meineke Car Care Skip Holtz Skip Holtz

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THE TEAMS

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

Location:.......................................................................... Dallas, Texas Enrollment:................................................................................... 10,981 Founded:.......................................................................................... 1911 Nickname: ............................................................................ Mustangs Colors: ............................................................................. Red and Blue Website: ..............................................................SMUMustangs.com Stadium: ........................ Gerald J. Ford Stadium (32,000/FieldTurf) President: ........................................................... Dr. R. Gerald Turner Director of Athletics: ...........................................................Rick Hart Head Coach: ..................................................................... June Jones

MEDIA RELATIONS

Associate AD/Public Relations: ...................................Brad Sutton Office Phone: ................................................................ (214) 768-1651 Mobile: .......................................................................... (214) 914-8705 E-mail: ..................................................................... bsutton@smu.edu Press Box Phone: ........................................................ (214) 768-7730

MUSTANG TEAM FACTS

2012 Record/Finish: ............. 7-6/5-3 Conference USA (2nd, West) All-Time Record: ......................................................465-493-54 (.486) Bowl Appearances: ......................................................................... 15 Bowl Record: ......................................................................7-7-1 (.500) Last Bowl Appearance: ....................................... 2012 Hawaii Bowl (SMU 43, Fresno State 10) Offensive System:..............................................................West Coast Defensive System:............................................................................4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost: .......................................................... 34/20 Starters Returning/Lost: ............................................................. 11/13

SMU MUSTANGS

Dr. R. Gerald Turner President

Rick Hart Director of Athletics

June Jones Head Coach

Brad Sutton Communications

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SMU STORYLINES SMU has turned in four consecutive winning seasons and has in four consecutive bowl games. The Mustangs had won a combined two games in the two seasons immediately preceding the current run and had gone 25 years without playing a bowl game. SMU has gone 10-3 at home in the last two seasons. The Mustangs were 4-0 at home in conference games last season. The Mustangs won three of their last four games in 2012, including a 43-10 win against Fresno State in the Hawaii Bowl. The combined 2012 record of SMU’s four nonconference opponents this season is 37-15. OFFENSE QB Garrett Gilbert leads an offense that has six starters returning from last year. Gilbert threw for 2,932 yards and 15 touchdowns with 15 interceptions last season. He also had eight rushing touchdowns. Gilbert is also the Mustangs’ top returning rusher following the departure of 1,200-yard runner Zach Line. Line’s brother, Prescott, is a redshirt freshman who could step in to the starting spot. WR Jeremy Johnson (67 rec., 679 yards, 3 TDs) returns a deep group of receivers who will see the football a lot in SMU’s pass-oriented offense.

DEFENSE CB Kenneth Acker was named to the preseason watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award, which goes to the nation’s top defensive back. Acker had 13 interceptions and 12 pass breakups last season. LB Randall Joyner had 93 tackles and three interceptions playing the Buck position last season. He joins LB Stephon Sanders as the returning starters in the second level. The Mustangs will have to work in a new group of starting defensive linemen. SMU returns four starters in the secondary. SPECIAL TEAMS P Mike Loftus, who averaged 41.9 yards per punt last year, was named to the preseason watch list for the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s top punter. K Chase Hover hit 18 of 29 field goal attempts last year, including 15-of-19 from inside 40 yards. The Mustangs blocked six kicks last season.

2013 Schedule Fri., Aug. 30

Texas Tech

Sat., Sept. 7

Montana State

Sat., Sept. 21

at Texas A&M

Sat., Sept. 28

at TCU

8 p.m., ESPN Series: Texas Tech leads, 32-16 Notable: SMU looks for its first win against the Red Raiders since 1986. 8 p.m., ESPN3 Series: First meeting Notable: The Grizzlies went 11-2 last season, including a 5-0 record in road games. TBD Series: Texas A&M leads, 43-29-7 Notable: The Mustangs look to snap an 11-game winless streak against the Aggies. The Iron Skillet TBD Series: TCU leads, 45-40-7 Notable: SMU was a 40-33 overtime winner in 2011, which was the last meeting in Fort Worth.

Sat., Oct. 5

Rutgers

TBD Series: First meeting Notable: The Mustangs play their first American Athletic Conference game against the Scarlet Knights.

Sat., Oct. 19

at Memphis

Sat., Oct. 26

Temple

Sat., Nov. 9

at Cincinnati

TBD Series: Memphis leads, 3-2 Notable: SMU has won the last two meetings by a combined score of 66-13. TBD Series: Tied, 0-0-2 Notable: The Mustangs and Owls played to a 6-6 tie in 1942 and a 7-7 stalemate in 1946. TBD Series: First meeting Notable: SMU faced Cincinnati head coach Tommy Tuberville in 2010, when Tuberville was at Texas Tech.

Sat., Nov. 16

UConn

Sat., Nov. 23

at USF

Fri., Nov. 29

at Houston

Sat., Dec. 7

UCF

TBD Series: UConn leads, 1-0 Notable: UConn edged SMU 31-30 in 1989 in the teams’ only previous meeting. TBD Series: First meeting Notable: The Mustangs play the first of back-to-back road games. TBD, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 Series: Houston leads, 17-10-1 Notable: The Mustangs scored five defensive touchdowns in last year’s 72-42 win in Dallas. TBD Series: UCF leads, 4-1 Notable: SMU’s only win in the series came in 2011, the time the teams played in Dallas. Quarterback Garrett Gilbert

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SMU June Jones At A Glance

June Jones

Hometown: Portland, Ore. Alma Mater: New York State Regents College) Hired at SMU: Jan. 7, 2008

Head Coach

After five seasons at the helm of the SMU football program, June Jones has proven again that he is master architect in building and rebuilding football programs. After winning just two games in two seasons, the Jones’ Mustangs have won 30 games and three bowl championships over the past four years, reestablishing championship football on the Hilltop. In 2008, Jones took over an SMU program that had not been to a bowl game in nearly a quarter century. Despite its rich tradition, SMU had struggled since the early 1980s and the days of the “Pony Express.” Jones and the Mustangs changed all that in 2009, however, snapping a 25-year bowl drought, claiming a Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Championship, and earning a share of the Conference USA Western Division Championship. SMU finished the season with an 8-5 mark, the largest turnaround in the nation in 2009 (+7 wins). A winner of three National Coach of the Year Awards in his career, Jones was named Conference USA Coach of the Year by The Sporting News in 2009, marking the fourth Conference Coach of the Year Award for Jones in his 11 seasons as a head coach, and, following SMU’s 45-10 destruction of Nevada in the Hawaii Bowl, was also named Coach of the Bowl Season by College Football News. The 2010 season featured another first, as SMU made its first appearance in the Conference USA Championship game, earning its second straight C-USA Western Division title. SMU also earned a bowl bid for the second straight season, reaching the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. The 2011 season produced another eight wins and a BBVA Compass Bowl Championship as SMU thrashed Pitt, 28-6. Along the way, SMU beat rival TCU, giving the Mustangs and Jones the coveted Iron Skillet. The 2012 campaign concluded with another Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Championship, giving SMU three bowl crowns in four years. Jones came to the Hilltop after nine years at Hawaii, where he took a downtrodden Warrior football program and built it into one of the most exciting and competitive squads in the country. Jones led his Hawaii teams to 76 wins the most by any Hawaii coach - two Western Athletic Conference Championships and six bowl-game appearances. In 1998, Hawaii suffered its first-ever winless season. The following year, the first under Jones, the Warriors went 9-4, marking the biggest turnaround in NCAA history. He developed six All-Americans and produced 17 NFL draft picks, with a school-record

Collegiate/Professional Career:

1983 Graduate Assistant, Hawaii 1984 Wide Receivers Coach, Houston Gamblers (USFL) 1985 Offensive Coordinator, Denver Gold (USFL) 1986 Offensive Assistant, Ottawa Rough Riders (CFL) 1987-88 Quarterbacks Coach, Houston Oilers 1989-90 Quarterbacks/Receivers, Detroit Lions 1991-93 Offensive Coordinator, Atlanta Falcons 1994-96 Head Coach, Atlanta Falcons 1998 Quarterbacks Coach/Interim Head Coach, San Diego Chargers 1999-2007 Head Coach, Hawaii 2008- Head Coach, SMU

Assistant Coaches five in 2007. In the five years before Jones’ arrival, Hawaii combined for 12 wins and not a single draft pick or bowl game berth. The 2007 season proved to be the pinnacle of success for Jones at Hawaii, as he led his team to the national spotlight with a top-10 national ranking, a BCS Bowl berth and the school’s first Heisman Trophy finalist. Hawaii finished the 2007 regular season undefeated at 12-0 and was the only team in the Football Bowl Subdivision to earn that distinction. Along the way, the team shattered dozens of NCAA, conference and school records as Jones became just the third coach to lead a team to a BCS Bowl from a conference without an automatic BCS berth. For his efforts, Jones was named the 2007 WAC Coach of the Year and was one of seven finalists for the 2007 Paul “Bear” Bryant College Coach of the Year Award. Jones was named the 1999 National Coach of the Year (CNN/Sports Illustrated, American Football Coach/Schutt Sports & The Sporting News) after leading the Warriors to a share of the WAC Championship and a 23-17 win over Oregon State in the Jeep O’ahu Bowl. Before joining the Warriors in 1999, Jones enjoyed a 12-year coaching career in the NFL, including head coaching stops at Atlanta (199496) and San Diego (1998). With the Falcons, Jones guided the team that he once played for to a playoff wild-card berth in 1995. Originally from Portland, Ore., Jones graduated from New York State Regents College after playing quarterback at Oregon (1971-1972), Hawaii (1973-1974), and Portland State (19751976) and went on to play professionally for the Atlanta Falcons (1977-1981) of the NFL and the Toronto Argonauts (1982) of the Canadian Football League.

Tom Mason Associate Head Coach Defensive Coordinator Dan Morrison Associate Head Coach/Offense Eric Daniels Linebackers Bert Hill Defensive Line Hal Mumme Passing Game Coordinator Derrick Odum Secondary Jason Phillips Co-Offensive Coordinator/ Wide Receivers Wes Suan Running Backs Carlos Barocio-Leon Special Teams

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SMU June Jones Year-By-Year YEAR SCHOOL 1999 Hawaii 2000 Hawaii 2001 Hawaii 2002 Hawaii 2003 Hawaii 2004 Hawaii 2005 Hawaii 2006 Hawaii 2007 Hawaii 2008 SMU 2009 SMU 2010 SMU 2011 SMU 2012 SMU

OVERALL CONFERENCE 9-4 5-2 3-9 2-6 9-3 5-3 10-4 7-1 9-5 5-3 8-5 4-4 5-7 4-4 11-3 7-1 12-1 8-0 1-11 0-8 8-5 6-2 7-7 6-2 8-5 5-3 7-6 5-3

BOWL Oahu (defeated Oregon State, 23-17) Hawaii (lost to Tulane, 36-28) Hawaii (defeated Houston, 54-48) Hawaii (defeated UAB, 59-40) Hawaii (defeated Arizona State, 41-24) Sugar (lost to Georgia, 41-10)

76-41 47-24 .650 .662

4-2 .667

SMU Record (five years)

31-34 22-18 .477 .550

3-1 .750

Career Record (three years)

107-75 69-42 .587 .286

7-3 .700

Ray Morrison J. Burton Rix Madison Bell James H. Stewart H.N. Russell Chalmer Woodard Bill Meek Hayden Fry Dave Smith Ron Meyer Bobby Collins Forrest Gregg Tom Rossley Mike Cavan Phil Bennett June Jones

TENURE 1915-16, 1922-34 1917-21 1935-41, 1945-49 1942-44 1950-52 1953-56 1957-61 1962-72 1973-75 1976-81 1982-86 1989-90 1991-96 1997-2001 2002-07 2008-12

Total

24/17/19

Hawaii (defeated Nevada, 45-10) Armed Forces (lost to Army, 16-14) BBVA Compass (defeated Pittsburgh, 28-6) Hawaii (defeated Fresno State, 43-10)

Hawaii Record (nine years)

All-Time SMU Coaches

FINAL RANK

W L T PCT 84 44 22 .633 16 19 7 .464 79 40 8 .653 10 18 2 .366 13 15 2 .466 19 20 1 .487 17 29 4 .388 49 66 1 .426 16 15 2 .515 34 32 1 .514 43 14 1 .750 3 19 0 .136 15 48 3 .250 18 28 0 .391 18 52 0 .257 31 34 0 .490

690

493

49

Madison Bell

.580

Bobby Collins

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SMU INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

2012 RESULTS (7-6, 5-3 CUSA) Date Opponent 9/2 at Baylor 9/8 Stephen F. Austin 9/15 Texas A&M 9/29 TCU 10/6 at UTEP * 10/13 at Tulane * 10/18 Houston * 10/27 Memphis * 11/3 at UCF * 11/10 Southern Mississippi * 11/17 at Rice * 11/24 Tulsa * 12/24 vs. Fresno State 1

Result L, 24-59 W, 52-0 L, 3-48 L, 16-24 W, 17-0 L, 26-27 W, 72-42 W, 44-13 L, 17-42 W, 34-6 L, 14-36 W, 35-27 W, 43-10

1 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Honolulu, Hawaii

TEAM STATISTICS

SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average KICKOFFS-Yards Average Per Kick Net kick average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game Neutral Site Games

SMU OPP 397 334 30.5 25.7 249 269 92 82 141 173 16 14 1716 1533 1959 1844 243 311 400 418 4.3 3.7 132.0 117.9 22 14 3059 3616 273-516-15 300-540-21 5.9 6.7 11.2 12.1 235.3 278.2 16 27 4775 5149 916 958 5.2 5.4 367.3 396.1 30-692 47-980 21-205 34-324 21-557 15-248 23.1 20.9 9.8 9.5 26.5 16.5 19-8 25-16 67-518 80-734 39.8 56.5 71-2925 69-2779 41.2 40.3 35.8 36.7 77-4838 66-4179 62.8 63.3 49.2 39.6 33:09 26:51 78/199 83/204 39% 41% 5/16 9/26 31% 35% 24-158 34-183 120 69 49 43 18-29 12-18 0-2 0-1 (40-51) 78% (29-39) 74% (25-51) 49% (25-39) 64% (47-49) 96% (38-41) 93% 149042 145852 7/21292 5/29170 1/30024

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th SMU 60 135 86 116 Opponents 58 104 89 83

Total 397 334

RUSHING LINE, Zach GILBERT, Garrett Total Opponents

GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G 13 277 1325 47 1278 4.6 13 33 98.3 13 94 529 183 346 3.7 8 74 26.6 13 400 1959 243 1716 4.3 22 74 132.0 13 418 1844 311 1533 3.7 14 57 117.9

PASSING GILBERT, Garrett Total Opponents

G 13 13 13

Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct 105.5 268-506-15 53.0 107.1 273-516-15 52.9 120.5 300-540-21 55.6

RECEIVING JOHNSON, Jeremy JOHNSON, Darius THOMPSON, Der’rikk LINE, Zach Total Opponents

G 13 11 13 13 13 13

No. 67 64 41 33 273 300

Yds 679 787 535 229 3059 3616

Avg TD Long Avg/G 10.1 3 33 52.2 12.3 5 70 71.5 13.0 4 42 41.2 6.9 0 29 17.6 11.2 16 70 235.3 12.1 27 79 278.2

PUNT RETURNS POSTON, Blake ACKER, Kenneth Total Opponents

No. 7 6 21 34

Yds 34 84 205 324

Avg 4.9 14.0 9.8 9.5

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 18 59 59 64

KICK RETURNS THOMPSON, Der’rikk LOFTIN, Cole Total Opponents

No. 16 8 30 47

Yds 411 190 692 980

Avg 25.7 23.8 23.1 20.9

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 49 45 49 63

Yds 2932 3059 3616

TD 15 16 27

|------------ PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv HOVER, Chase 0 18-29 47-49 0-0 0 LINE, Zach 13 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 GILBERT, Garrett 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 JOHNSON, Darius 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 THOMPSON, Der’rikk 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 Total 49 18-29 47-49 0-0 0 Opponents 43 12-18 38-41 0-0 1

Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2

TOTAL OFFENSE GILBERT, Garrett LINE, Zach Total Opponents

Avg/G 252.2 98.3 367.3 396.1

FIELD GOALS HOVER, Chase

G 13 13 13 13

Plays 600 277 916 958

Rush 346 1278 1716 1533

Pass 2932 0 3059 3616

Total 3278 1278 4775 5149

Lng 70 70 79

Avg/G 225.5 235.3 278.2

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Points 101 78 48 30 24 397 334

FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk 18-29 62.1 2-2 5-7 8-10 2-6 1-4 52 3

PUNTING LOFTUS, Mike Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg Long TB 52 2177 41.9 62 2 71 2925 41.2 62 3 69 2779 40.3 65 2

FC 11 14 15

I20 12 14 28

ALL PURPOSE LINE, Zach THOMPSON, Der’rick JOHNSON, Darius JOHNSON, Jeremy Total Opponents

G 13 13 11 13 13 13

IR 0 0 0 0 557 248

Tot 1507 946 842 679 6229 6701

DEFENSE REED, Taylor JOYNER, Randall DAVIS, Ja’Gared SCOTT, Jay ACKER, Kenneth Total Opponents

G Solo Ast Total 13 62 35 97 13 52 41 93 13 50 27 77 13 49 27 76 13 41 9 50 13 560 314 874 13 507 302 809

Rush 1278 0 0 0 1716 1533

Rec 229 535 787 679 3059 3616

PR 0 0 38 0 205 324 TFL/Yds 14.5-56 3.0- 5 11.0-53 2.0-10 2.0-6 73-290 74-261

KOR 0 411 17 0 692 980

Sacks Int 6.5-35 3-82 . 3- 23 4.0-37 2-30 . 1-0 . 3-82 24-158 21-557 34-183 15-248

PBU 2 5 5 10 12 63 52

50+ Blkd 9 0 10 0 14 1

Avg/G 115.9 72.8 76.5 52.2 479.2 515.5 H FR-Yds FF Blk Saf 1 2-9 1 . . 1 2- 8 2 . . 5 2-34 3 . . . 1-0 1 . . . . . . . 30 16-111 20 6 1 38 8-74 12 3 .

Returning players in italics

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SMU YEAR GP W L T HEAD COACH 1915 7 2 5 0 Ray Morrison 1916 10 0 8 2 Ray Morrison 1917 8 3 2 3 J. Burton Rix 1918 6 4 2 0 J. Burton Rix 1919 10 5 4 1 J. Burton Rix 1920 10 3 5 2 Rix-Cunningham-Kelly 1921 8 1 6 1 Ray Morrison 1922 10 6 3 1 Ray Morrison 1923 9 9 0 0 Ray Morrison 1924 10 5 1 4 Ray Morrison 1925 9 5 2 2 Ray Morrison 1926 9 8 0 1 Ray Morrison 1927 9 7 2 0 Ray Morrison 1928 10 6 3 1 Ray Morrison 1929 10 6 0 4 Ray Morrison 1930 10 6 3 1 Ray Morrison 1931 11 9 1 1 Ray Morrison 1932 12 3 7 2 Ray Morrison 1933 12 4 7 1 Ray Morrison 1934 12 8 2 2 Ray Morrison 1935 13 12 1 0 Madison Bell 1936 10 5 4 1 Madison Bell 1937 11 5 6 0 Madison Bell 1938 10 6 4 0 Madison Bell 1939 10 6 3 1 Madison Bell 1940 10 8 1 1 Madison Bell 1941 10 5 5 0 Madison Bell 1942 11 3 6 2 James H. Stewart 1943 9 2 7 0 James H. Stewart 1944 10 5 5 0 James H. Stewart 1945 11 5 6 0 Madison Bell 1946 10 4 5 1 Madison Bell 1947 11 9 0 2 Madison Bell 1948 11 9 1 1 Madison Bell 1949 10 5 4 1 Madison Bell 1950 10 6 4 0 Chalmer Woodard 1951 10 3 6 1 Chalmer Woodard 1952 10 4 5 1 Chalmer Woodard 1953 10 5 5 0 Chalmer Woodard 1954 10 6 3 1 Bill Meek 1955 10 4 6 0 Bill Meek 1956 10 4 6 0 Bill Meek 1957 10 4 5 1 Bill Meek 1958 10 6 4 0 Bill Meek 1959 10 5 4 1 Hayden Fry 1960 10 0 9 1 Hayden Fry 1961 10 2 7 1 Hayden Fry 1962 10 2 8 0 Hayden Fry 1963 11 4 7 0 Hayden Fry 1964 10 1 9 0 Hayden Fry 1965 10 4 5 1 Hayden Fry 1966 11 8 3 0 Hayden Fry 1967 10 3 7 0 Hayden Fry 1968 11 8 3 0 Hayden Fry 1969 10 3 7 0 Hayden Fry 1970 11 5 6 0 Hayden Fry 1971 11 4 7 0 Hayden Fry 1972 11 7 4 0 Hayden Fry 1973 11 6 4 1 Dave Smith 1974 11 6 4 1 Dave Smith 1975 11 4 7 0 Dave Smith 1976 11 3 8 0 Ron Meyer 1977 11 4 7 0 Ron Meyer 1978 11 4 6 1 Ron Meyer 1979 11 5 6 0 Ron Meyer 1980 12 8 4 0 Ron Meyer 1981 11 10 1 0 Ron Meyer 1982 12 11 0 1 Bobby Collins 1983 12 10 2 0 Bobby Collins 1984 12 10 2 0 Bobby Collins 1985 11 6 5 0 Bobby Collins 1986 11 6 5 0 Bobby Collins 1987 No Games Played 1988 No Games Played

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BOWL

Dixie Classic

Rose

YEAR GP W L T HEAD COACH 1989 11 2 9 0 Forrest Gregg 1990 11 1 10 0 Forrest Gregg 1991 11 1 10 0 Tom Rossley 1992 11 5 6 0 Tom Rossley 1993 11 2 7 2 Tom Rossley 1994 11 1 9 1 Tom Rossley 1995 11 1 10 Tom Rossley 1996 11 5 6 Tom Rossley 1997 11 6 5 Mike Cavan 1998 2 1 1 Mike Cavan 1999 10 4 6 Mike Cavan 2000 12 3 9 Mike Cavan 2001 11 4 7 Mike Cavan 2002 12 3 9 Phil Bennett 2003 12 0 12 Phil Bennett 2004 11 3 8 Phil Bennett 2005 11 5 6 Phil Bennett 2006 12 6 6 Phil Bennett 2007 12 1 11 Phil Bennett 2008 12 1 11 June Jones 2009 13 8 5 June Jones 2010 14 7 7 June Jones 2011 13 8 5 June Jones 2012 13 7 6 June Jones TOTAL 1012 465 493

Cotton Cotton

Bluebonnet

Holiday Sun Aloha

54

BOWL

Hawaii Armed Forces BBVA Compass Hawaii


THE TEAMS

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

Location:.................................................................... Philadelphia, Pa. Enrollment:................................................................................... 39,000 Founded:.......................................................................................... 1884 Nickname: ..................................................................................... Owls Colors: ......................................................................Cherry and White Website: ......................................................................OwlSports.com Stadium: ................ Lincoln Financial Field (68,532/Natural Grass) President: ........................................................... Dr. Neil D. Theobald Interim Director of Athletics: ......................................... Kevin Clark Head Coach: .........................................Matt Rhule (Penn State ’97)

MEDIA RELATIONS

Assoc. Director of Communications: ..................... Cathy Bongiovi Office Phone: ................................................................ (215) 204-1608 Mobile: .......................................................................... (215) 778-6814 E-mail: ..................................................................cathyb@temple.edu Press Box Phone: ........................................................ (267) 570-4453

OWL TEAM FACTS

2012 Record/Finish: ................................ 4-7/2-5 Big East (tied, 6th) All-Time Record: ......................................................428-558-52 (.437) Bowl Appearances: ........................................................................... 4 Bowl Record: ......................................................................... 2-2 (.500) Last Bowl Appearance: ................ 2011 Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Temple 37, Wyoming 15) Offensive System:.............................................................. Pro Spread Defensive System:............................................................................4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost: .......................................................... 53/14 Starters Returning/Lost: ............................................................... 14/8

TEMPLE OWLS

Dr. Neil D. Theobald President

Kevin Clark Interim Dir. of Athletics

Matt Rhule Head Coach

Cathy Bongiovi Communications

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TEMPLE STORYLINES Temple has a new head coach for the second time in three years as Matt Rhule — the former Owl offensive coordinator —takes over. Rhule had most recently been an assistant with the New York Giants.

DEFENSE Temple boasts two of The American’s better young linebackers. LB Tyler Matakevich was the Big East Defensive Rookie of the Year last season, while LB Nate D. Smith finished with 75 stops as a redshirt freshman.

2013 Schedule Sat., Aug. 31

at Notre Dame

The Owls saw a streak of three straight winning seasons snapped with last year’s 4-7 record.

NT Levi Brown is the lone returning starter on the defensive line. Brown had 27 tackles in 2012.

Sat., Sept. 7

Houston

Temple will play in the first American Athletic Conference game Sept. 7, when the Owls host Houston at Lincoln Financial Field.

Temple returns two starting corners. CB Zamel Johnson had four pass breakups, whlile CB Anthony Robey had six.

Sat., Sept. 14

Fordham

Sat., Sept. 28

at Idaho

Temple has 14 starters back from last year, including eight returing starters on offense. OFFENSE QB Connor Reilly, who did not see game action last season, enters preseason camp as the projected starting quarterback as the Owls look for a more balanced offensive system. HB Chris Coyer, who was the regular starter at quarterback, changes positions after he rushed for 444 yards and two touchdowns last year. WR Jalen Fitzpatrick led the Owls in receiving last year with 30 catches for 363 yards. The Owls will expect to go with three seniors on the offensive line this year, with OT Cody Booth moving from tight end. OG Jeff Whittingham and C Sean Boyle also return to the lineup.

SPECIAL TEAMS K/P Paul Layton is expected to handle the kicking and punting chores this season. Layton averaged a Northeast Conference-leading 41.4 yards per punt for Albany before transferring to Temple. The Owls will need to replace the production of Matt Brown, who was the Big East Special Teams Player of the Year as a return specialist.

3:30 p.m., NBC Series: First meeting Notable: Matt Rhule makes his head coaching debut against a team that played for the BCS Championship. Noon, ESPN Regional Series: Series tied, 1-1 Notable: The Temple-Houston game will be the first American Athletic Conference game in history. TBD Series: Fordham leads, 4-0 Notable: The teams met in four consecutive seasons from 1950-53. TBD Series: First meeting Notable: Idaho is playing as an FBS independent this year before joining the Sun Belt Conference in2014 .

Sat., Oct. 5

Louisville

Fri., Oct. 11

Cincinnati

Sat., Oct. 19

Army

Sat., Oct. 26

at SMU

Sat., Nov. 2

at Rutgers

TBD Series: Tied, 3-3 Notable: Temple won three straight between 198083, but Louisville has won the last three matchups. 8:30 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2 Series: Temple leads, 9-5-1 Notable: Teams met every year from 1973-85. Cincinnati has won three straight in the series. TBD Series: Temple leads, 6-4 Notable: Temple’s Montel Harris rushed for 351 yards and seven TDs in last year’s 63-32 win at West Point. TBD Series: Series tied, 0-0-2 Notable: The teams played to a 6-6 tie in 1942 and a 7-7 stalemate in 1946. Noon, ESPN Regional Series: Rutgers leads, 20-15 Notable: The Owls look to snap a three-game series slide to the Scarlet Knights.

Sat., Nov. 16

UCF

Sat., Nov. 23

UConn

Sat., Nov. 30

at Memphis

TBD Series: First meeting Notable: The Owls host UCF in the first of back-toback home games. TBD Series: Temple leads, 9-4 Notable: Temple has won back-to-back games in the series, including a 17-14 overtime win last year. TBD Series: First meeting Notable: Memphis is the fourth first-time opponent Temple will face this season. Halfback Chris Coyer

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TEMPLE Matt Rhule At A Glance

Matt Rhule

Hometown: State College, Pa. Family: Wife - Julie; Children - Bryant, Vivienne Alma Mater (Year): Penn State (1997) Hired at Temple: Dec. 17, 2012

Head Coach

Matt Rhule, who has 15 seasons of coaching experience on the collegiate and professional levels, was named Temple University’s 26th head football coach Dec. 17, 2012. He previously served as the assistant offensive line coach with the New York Giants. The State College, Pa., native, a former player at Penn State, has 14 years of collegiate coaching experience, including six seasons at Temple, and six bowl games-two with the Owls-- on his resume. Rhule, 38, joined the Giants in the spring of 2012. He worked closely with Pat Flaherty, who has been the offensive line coach since 2004. During his previous tenure at Temple, Rhule’s role changed several times. Last spring, he was promoted to co-offensive coordinator after serving as the assistant offensive coordinator and tight ends coach as well as the recruiting coordinator under Steve Addazio in 2011. Temple’s 2012 recruiting class was ranked No. 1 in the Mid-American Conference and helped lay the foundation for the program’s transition to the Big East Conference. Under Al Golden, Rhule was promoted to offensive coordinator in the spring of 2008. He also coached the TU quarterbacks. He coached the defensive line in 2006 and served as the quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator during the 2006 and 2007 seasons. For three consecutive years, Temple’s recruiting class was ranked No. 1 in the MAC [2006, 2007, 2008]. In 2011, the Owls went 9-4 and played in the fourth bowl game in school history, the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, where they crushed Wyoming, 37-15 – Temple’s first postseason victory since the 1979 Garden State Bowl. In 2010, Rhule guided the offense to the largest margin of victory in a MAC game. Helping the team to an 8-4 regular-season record, the Owls recorded back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1978-79, including their first win over a BCS team. In 2009, Rhule’s offense helped TU win a single-season record nine consecutive games en route to a 9-4 overall record and first-place tie in the MAC East. Under Rhule’s guidance, the Owls set the Temple single-season rushing yardage record. In 2008, Rhule took the reins as offensive coordinator, helping the Owls to their most wins in nearly two decades. The Owls out-scored their opponents for the season for the first time since 1990. Rhule arrived in Owl Country after spending four seasons as an assistant coach at Western

Collegiate/Professional Career:

Carolina, including three as assistant head coach. From 2002 to 2005, Rhule was an assistant at Western Carolina under head coach Kent Briggs, serving as assistant head coach during his last three seasons. In 2005, he was offensive line coach and run game coordinator after directing the linebackers his first three years. Rhule was special teams coordinator during his tenure in Cullowhee (N.C.). In 2005, the Catamounts led Division I-AA in kickoff returns, averaging 27.44 yards per return. In 2004, WCU ranked 12th nationally in total defense and 15th in pass defense, largely due to the production of Rhule’s linebacker corps. In 2003, the Catamounts led the SoCon in rush defense for the first time in school history. Rhule arrived at Western Carolina after serving as assistant defensive line coach at UCLA in 2001. He assisted in coaching five Bruins who earned All Pac-10 honors as the team posted a 7-4 record under head coach Bob Toledo. From 1999 to 2000, Rhule served as an assistant coach at Buffalo, directing the Bulls’ defensive line in 2000 and working as assistant defensive line coach in 1999. Rhule began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Penn State in the spring of 1998 before working at Albright College in Reading, Pa. for the 1998 season. Rhule played four seasons at linebacker with the Nittany Lions. A three-time Penn State Scholar-Athlete, he earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 1997. Rhule received his undergraduate degree in political science before earning his master’s degree in educational psychology from Buffalo in 2003.

1988 Linebackers Coach, Albright 1999 Assistant Defensive Line Coach, Buffalo 2000 Defensive Line Coach, Buffalo 2001 Assistant Defensive Line Coach, UCLA 2002 Linebackers/Special Teams Coach, Western Carolina 2003-04 Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers/ Special Teams, Western Carolina 2005 Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line/ Special Teams/Run Game Coordinator, Western Carolina 2006 Defensive Line Coach, Temple 2007 Quarterbacks Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Temple 2008-10 Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks, Temple 2011 Assistant Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends/ Recruiting Coordinator, Temple 2012 Assistant Offensive Line Coach, New York Giants 2013- Head Coach, Temple

Assistant Coaches Ed Foley Tight Ends Marcus Satterfield Offensive Coordinator Phil Snow Defensive Coordinator Francis Brown Defensive Backs Tyree Foreman Running Backs Allen Mogridge Offensive Line Brandon Noble Defensive Line Mike Siravo Linebackers Terry Smith Wide Receivers

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TEMPLE Matt Rhule Year-By-Year YEAR 2013

SCHOOL Temple

OVERALL CONFERENCE First Year

All-Time Temple Coaches

TENURE

Charles M. Williams 1894-98 John T. Rogers 1899-1900 H. Shindle Wingert 1901-05 Horace Butterworth 1907 Dr. Frank W. White 1908 William J. Schatz 1909-13 William Nicholai 1914-16 Elwood Geiges 1917 Francois M. D’Eliscu 1922-23 Albert Barron 1924 Henry J. Miller 1925-32 Glenn S. Warner 1933-38 Fred H. Swan 1939 Ray Morrison 1940-48 Albert P. Kawal 1949-54 Josh Cody 1955 Peter P. Stevens 1956-59 George Makris 1960-69 Wayne Hardin 1970-82 Bruce Arians 1983-88 Jerry Berndt 1989-92 Ron Dickerson 1993-97 Bobby Wallace 1998-2005 Al Golden 2006-10 Steve Addazio 2011-12

Total

BOWL

FINAL RANK

W L T PCT 13 15 1 .466 4 8 2 .357 13 9 2 .560 4 0 2 .833 3 2 1 .583 13 13 3 .500 9 5 3 .618 0 6 1 .071 1 9 1 .136 1 4 0 .200 50 15 8 .740 31 18 9 .612 2 7 0 .222 31 38 9 .455 24 28 3 .436 0 8 0 .000 4 28 0 .125 45 44 4 .505 80 52 3 .604 28 38 0 .438 11 33 0 .250 8 47 0 .145 19 71 .211 27 34 .443 13 11 .542

Pop Warner

428 558 52 .438

Wayne Hardin

Al Golden

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TEMPLE 2012 RESULTS (4-7, 2-5 Big east) Date Opponent 8/31 Villanova 9/8 Maryland 9/22 at Penn State 10/6 USF * 10/13 at UConn * 10/20 Rutgers * 10/27 at Pittsburgh * 11/3 at Louisville * 11/10 Cincinnati * 11/17 at Army 11/23 Syracuse *

Result W, 41-10 L, 27-36 L, 13-24 W, 37-28 ot W, 17-14 L, 10-35 L, 17-47 L, 17-45 L, 10-34 W, 63-32 L, 20-38

TEAM STATISTICS

TEM OPP SCORING 272 343 Points Per Game 24.7 31.2 FIRST DOWNS 181 237 Rushing 104 110 Passing 64 108 Penalty 13 19 RUSHING YARDAGE 2213 2193 Yards gained rushing 2565 2439 Yards lost rushing 352 246 Rushing Attempts 468 468 Average Per Rush 4.7 4.7 Average Per Game 201.2 199.4 TDs Rushing 21 21 PASSING YARDAGE 1329 2611 Comp-Att-Int 116-221-6 178-297-4 Average Per Pass 6.0 8.8 Average Per Catch 11.5 14.7 Average Per Game 120.8 237.4 TDs Passing 10 21 TOTAL OFFENSE 3542 4804 Total Plays 689 765 Average Per Play 5.1 6.3 Average Per Game 322.0 436.7 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 47-1126 17-293 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 27-271 24-122 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 4-71 6-68 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 24.0 17.2 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 10.0 5.1 INT RETURN AVERAGE 17.8 11.3 FUMBLES-LOST 19-13 15-13 PENALTIES-Yards 59-509 68-618 Average Per Game 46.3 56.2 PUNTS-Yards 55-2444 51-1966 Average Per Punt 44.4 38.5 Net punt average 40.8 32.5 KICKOFFS-Yards 56-3556 64-3893 Average Per Kick 63.5 60.8 Net kick average 40.4 38.2 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 29:36 30:24 3RD-DOWN Conversions 57/152 66/151 3rd-Down Pct 38% 44% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 5/16 4/8 4th-Down Pct 31% 50% SACKS BY-Yards 25-168 20-136 MISC YARDS 37 38 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 33 44 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 14-17 11-17 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-1 1-2 RED-ZONE SCORES (28-31) 90% (38-44) 86% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (20-31) 65% (28-44) 64% PAT-ATTEMPTS (32-33) 97% (40-41) 98% ATTENDANCE 159481 245012 Games/Avg Per Game 6/26580 5/49002 Neutral Site Games 0/0 BY QUARTERS Temple Opponents

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT 71 57 76 65 3 76 108 90 69 0

Total 272 343

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G HARRIS, Montel 10 186 1087 33 1054 5.7 12 60 105.4 COYER, Chris 9 111 570 126 444 4.0 2 24 49.3 BROWN, Matt 10 60 385 13 372 6.2 4 56 37.2 GRANGER, Clinton 7 42 253 47 206 4.9 1 30 29.4 GILMORE, Jamie 6 20 99 5 94 4.7 0 25 15.7 Total 11 468 2565 352 2213 4.7 21 60 201.2 Opponents 11 468 2439 246 2193 4.7 21 56 199.4 PASSING G Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD COYER, Chris 9 110.89 84-164-4 51.2 946 8 GRANGER, Clinton 7 117.60 31-55-2 56.4 370 2 Total 11 112.50 116-221-6 52.5 1329 10 Opponents 11 154.42 178-297-4 59.9 2611 21

Lng Avg/G 62 105.1 45 52.9 62 120.8 75 237.4

RECEIVING FITZPATRICK, Jalen BOOTH, Cody HARPER, Kenny Total Opponents

G No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G 11 30 363 12.1 2 35 33.0 11 17 137 8.1 4 25 12.5 11 13 129 9.9 1 44 11.7 11 116 1329 11.5 10 62 120.8 11 178 2611 14.7 21 75 237.4

PUNT RETURNS BROWN, Matt Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg TD Long 17 241 14.2 0 45 27 271 10.0 0 45 24 122 5.1 0 29

KICK RETURNS BROWN, Matt FITZPATRICK, Jalen Total Opponents

No. Yds Avg TD Long 31 790 25.5 1 93 12 288 24.0 0 43 47 1126 24.0 1 93 17 293 17.2 0 33

|------------ PATs ------------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points McMANUS, Brandon 0 14-17 32-33 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 74 HARRIS, Montel 12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 72 BROWN, Matt 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 36 BOOTH, Cody 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 24 Total 33 14-17 32-33 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 272 Opponents 44 11-17 40-41 2-3 0 0-0 0 1 343 TOTAL OFFENSE G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G COYER, Chris 9 275 444 946 1390 154.4 HARRIS, Montel 10 186 1054 0 1054 105.4 GRANGER, Clinton 7 97 206 370 576 82.3 Total 11 689 2213 1329 3542 322.0 Opponents 11 765 2193 2611 4804 436.7 FIELD GOALS FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk McMANUS, Brandon 14-17 82.4 0-0 4-6 4-4 5-6 1-1 50 1 PUNTING No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd McMANUS, Brandon 54 2433 45.1 68 4 14 17 1 Total 55 2444 44.4 68 4 14 17 1 Opponents 51 1966 38.5 60 2 10 14 0 ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G BROWN, Matt 10 372 31 241 790 0 1434 143.4 HARRIS, Montel 10 1054 90 22 0 0 1166 116.6 FITZPATRICK, Jalen 11 34 363 0 288 0 685 62.3 COYER, Chris 9 444 13 0 0 0 457 50.8 GRANGER, Clinton 7 206 0 0 0 0 206 29.4 Total 11 2213 1329 271 1126 71 5010 455.5 Opponents 11 2193 2611 122 293 68 5287 480.6 DEFENSE MATAKEVICH, Tyler SMITH, Nate D. CARRAWAY, Vaughn GILDEA, Justin YOUBOTY, John Total Opponents

G Solo Ast Total 11 67 34 101 11 51 24 75 10 55 14 69 10 35 18 53 11 28 14 42 11 491 228 719 11 487 204 691

TFL/Yds 3.0-14 6.5-37 3.0-7 3.0-6 6.0-28 53-229 65.0-266

Sacks Int PBU H FR-Yds FF Blk Saf . . 3 . 2-0 1 . . 3.5-33 . 2 1 1-0 3 . . . 1-57 2 . 2-0 . . . 1.0-3 . 3 . 1-0 . . . 5.0-27 . 1 2 . 1 . . 25-168 4-71 31 6 13-0 9 2 . 20-136 6-68 33 4 13-20 11 2 1

Returning players in italics

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TEMPLE YEAR GP W L T HEAD COACH 1894 5 4 1 0 Charles M. Williams 1895 6 1 4 1 Charles M. Williams 1896 5 3 2 0 Charles M. Williams 1897 6 3 3 0 Charles M. Williams 1898 7 2 5 0 Charles M. Williams 1899 6 1 4 1 John T. Rogers 1900 8 3 4 1 John T. Rogers 1901 5 3 2 0 H. Shindle Wingert 1902 6 1 4 1 H. Shindle Wingert 1903 5 4 1 0 H. Shindle Wingert 1904 5 3 2 0 H. Shindle Wingert 1905 3 2 0 1 H. Shindle Wingert 1906 No Games Played 1907 6 4 0 2 Horace Butterworth 1908 6 3 2 1 Dr. Frank W. White 1909 5 0 4 1 William J. Schatz 1910 6 3 3 0 William J. Schatz 1911 7 6 1 0 William J. Schatz 1912 5 3 2 0 William J. Schatz 1913 6 1 3 2 William J. Schatz 1914 6 3 3 0 William Nicholai 1915 5 3 1 1 William Nicholai 1916 6 3 1 2 William Nicholai 1917 7 0 6 1 Elwood Geiges 1918 No Games Played 1919 No Games Played 1920 No Games Played 1921 No Games Played 1922 6 1 4 1 Francois M. D’Eliscu 1923 5 0 5 0 Francois M. D’Eliscu 1924 5 1 4 0 Albert Barron 1925 9 5 2 2 Henry J. Miller 1926 8 5 3 0 Henry J. Miller 1927 8 7 1 0 Henry J. Miller 1928 10 7 1 2 Henry J. Miller 1929 10 6 3 1 Henry J. Miller 1930 10 7 3 0 Henry J. Miller 1931 10 8 1 1 Henry J. Miller 1932 8 5 1 2 Henry J. Miller 1933 8 5 3 0 Glenn S. Warner 1934 10 7 1 2 Glenn S. Warner 1935 10 7 3 0 Glenn S. Warner 1936 11 6 3 2 Glenn S. Warner 1937 9 3 2 4 Glenn S. Warner 1938 10 3 6 1 Glenn S. Warner 1939 9 2 7 0 Fred H. Swan 1940 9 4 4 1 Ray Morrisson 1941 9 7 2 0 Ray Morrisson 1942 10 2 5 3 Ray Morrisson 1943 8 2 6 0 Ray Morrisson 1944 8 2 4 2 Ray Morrisson 1945 8 7 1 0 Ray Morrisson 1946 8 2 4 2 Ray Morrisson 1947 9 3 6 0 Ray Morrisson 1948 9 2 6 1 Ray Morrisson 1949 9 5 4 0 Albert P. Kawal 1950 9 4 4 1 Albert P. Kawal 1951 10 6 4 0 Albert P. Kawal 1952 10 2 7 1 Albert P. Kawal 1953 9 4 4 1 Albert P. Kawal 1954 8 3 5 0 Albert P. Kawal 1955 8 0 8 0 Josh Cody 1956 8 3 5 0 Peter P. Stevens 1957 7 1 6 0 Peter P. Stevens 1958 8 0 8 0 Peter P. Stevens 1959 9 0 9 0 Peter P. Stevens 1960 9 2 7 0 George Makris 1961 9 2 5 2 George Makris 1962 9 3 6 0 George Makris 1963 9 5 3 1 George Makris 1964 9 7 2 0 George Makris 1965 10 5 5 0 George Makris 1966 9 6 3 0 George Makris 1967 9 7 2 0 George Makris

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BOWL

Sugar

YEAR GP W L T HEAD COACH 1968 10 4 6 0 George Makris 1969 10 4 5 1 George Makris 1970 10 7 3 0 Wayne Hardin 1971 9 6 2 1 Wayne Hardin 1972 9 5 4 0 Wayne Hardin 1973 10 9 1 0 Wayne Hardin 1974 10 8 2 0 Wayne Hardin 1975 11 6 5 0 Wayne Hardin 1976 10 4 6 0 Wayne Hardin 1977 11 5 5 1 Wayne Hardin 1978 11 7 3 1 Wayne Hardin 1979 12 10 2 0 Wayne Hardin 1980 11 4 7 0 Wayne Hardin 1981 10 5 5 0 Wayne Hardin 1982 11 4 7 0 Wayne Hardin 1983 11 4 7 0 Bruce Arians 1984 11 6 5 0 Bruce Arians 1985 11 4 7 0 Bruce Arians 1986 11 0 11 0 Bruce Arians 1987 11 4 7 0 Bruce Arians 1988 11 4 7 0 Bruce Arians 1989 11 1 10 0 Jerry Berndt 1990 11 7 4 0 Jerry Berndt 1991 11 2 9 0 Jerry Berndt 1992 11 1 10 0 Jerry Berndt 1993 11 1 10 0 Ron Dickerson 1994 11 2 9 0 Ron Dickerson 1995 11 1 10 0 Ron Dickerson 1996 11 1 10 Ron Dickerson 1997 11 3 8 Ron Dickerson 1998 11 2 9 Bobby Wallace 1999 11 2 9 Bobby Wallace 2000 11 4 7 Bobby Wallace 2001 11 4 7 Bobby Wallace 2002 12 4 8 Bobby Wallace 2003 12 1 11 Bobby Wallace 2004 11 2 9 Bobby Wallace 2005 11 0 11 Bobby Wallace 2006 12 1 11 Al Golden 2007 12 4 8 Al Golden 2008 12 5 7 Al Golden 2009 13 9 4 Al Golden 2010 12 8 4 Al Golden 2011 13 9 4 Steve Addazio 2012 11 4 7 Steve Addazio TOTAL 1,038 428 558 52

BOWL

Garden State

EagleBank New Mexico


AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ALMANAC

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SERIES HISTORIES UCF VS. CINCINNATI No games UCF VS. UCONN First meeting in 2013 UCF VS. HOUSTON UCF leads, 3-1 2005 UCF 2006 Houston 2009 UCF 2010 UCF

31-29 Citrus Bowl 51-31 Robertson Stadium 37-32 Bright House Networks Stad. 40-33 Robertson Stadium

UCF VS. LOUISVILLE Louisville leads, 1-0 1985 Louisville 42-21

Cardinal Stadium

UCF VS. MEMPHIS UCF leads, 8-1 1990 Memphis 2005 UCF 2006 UCF 2007 UCF 2008 UCF 2009 UCF 2010 UCF 2011 UCF 2012 UCF

37-28 Liberty Bowl Stadium 38-17 Citrus Bowl 26-24 Liberty Bowl Stadium 56-20 Bright House Networks Stad. 28-21 Liberty Bowl Stadium 32-14 Bright House Networks Stad. 37-17 Liberty Bowl Stadium 41-0 Bright House Networks Stad. 35-17 Liberty Bowl Stadium

UCF VS. RUTGERS Rutgers leads, 1-0 2009 Rutgers

45-24

Tropicana Field

UCF VS. SMU UCF leads, 4-1 2007 UCF 2008 UCF 2010 UCF 2011 SMU 2012 UCF

49-20 Gerald J. Ford Stadium 31-17 Bright House Networks Stad. 17-7 Bright House Networks Stad. 38-17 Gerald J. Ford Stadium 42-17 Bright House Networks Stad.

UCF VS. USF USF leads, 4-0 2005 USF 2006 USF 2007 USF 2008 USF

31-14 Raymond James Stadium 24-17 Citrus Bowl 64-12 Raymond James Stadium ot 31-24 Bright House Networks Stad.

UCF VS. TEMPLE First meeting in 2013 2005 UCF 31-29 Bright House Networks Stad. 2006 Houston 51-31 Robertson Stadium 2009 UCF 37-32 Bright House Networks Stad. 2010 UCF 40-33 Robertson Stadium CINCINNATI VS. UCONN Cincinnati leads, 7-2 2004 Cincinnati 45-28 2005 Cincinnati 28-17 2006 Cincinnati 26-23 2007 Cincinnati 27-3 2008 UConn 40-16 2009 Cincinnati 47-45 2010 UConn 38-17 2011 Cincinnati 35-27 2012 Cincinnati 34-17

Nippert Stadium Nippert Stadium Rentschler Field Nippert Stadium Rentschler Field Nippert Stadium Rentschler Field Nippert Stadium Rentschler Field

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CINCINNATI VS. HOUSTON Houston leads, 13-8 1957 Houston 7-0 1958 Houston 34-13 1959 Houston 13-12 1960 Houston 14-0 1961 Houston 13-7 1962 Houston 42-14 1964 Cincinnati 20-6 1965 Houston 21-6 1968 Houston 71-33 1971 Houston 12-3 1972 Houston 49-0 1974 Houston 27-6 1975 Cincinnati 28-23 1993 Cincinnati 41-17 1996 Cincinnati 31-20 1997 Houston ot 41-38 1998 Cincinnati 44-43 1999 Houston 23-20 2000 Cincinnati 48-31 2001 Cincinnati 29-28 2002 Cincinnati 47-14

Nippert Stadium Nippert Stadium Rice Stadium Rice Stadium Nippert Stadium Rice Stadium Rice Stadium Astrodome Astrodome Nippert Stadium Astrodome Astrodome Nippert Stadium Astrodome Nippert Stadium Robertson Stadium Nippert Stadium Robertson Stadium Nippert Stadium Robertson Stadium Nippert Stadium

CINCINNATI VS. LOUISVILLE Cincinnati leads, 30-22-1 1922 Louisville 28-0 Cardinal Stadium 1929 Cincinnati 7-0 Cardinal Stadium 1938 Cincinnati 19-0 Nippert Stadium 1940 Cincinnati 7-0 Nippert Stadium 1941 Cincinnati 28-7 Nippert Stadium 1942 Cincinnati 51-0 Nippert Stadium 1950 Cincinnati 28-20 Nippert Stadium 1951 Cincinnati 38-0 Nippert Stadium 1953 Cincinnati 41-0 Cardinal Stadium 1966 Cincinnati 17-3 Nippert Stadium 1967 Cincinnati 13-7 Cardinal Stadium 1968 Cincinnati 37-7 Nippert Stadium 1969 Cincinnati 31-21 Cardinal Stadium 1970 Louisville 28-14 Nippert Stadium 1971 Cincinnati 19-16 Cardinal Stadium 1972 Louisville 38-13 Nippert Stadium 1973 Louisville 10-8 Cardinal Stadium 1974 Cincinnati 7-6 Nippert Stadium 1975 Cincinnati 46-27 Cardinal Stadium 1976 Cincinnati 20-6 Nippert Stadium 1977 Tie 17-17 Cardinal Stadium 1978 Louisville 28-14 Nippert Stadium 1979 Louisville 22-19 Cardinal Stadium 1980 Louisville 20-0 Cardinal Stadium 1981 Cincinnati 24-0 Nippert Stadium 1982 Cincinnati 38-16 Nippert Stadium 1983 Louisville 31-23 Cardinal Stadium 1984 Cincinnati 40-21 Nippert Stadium 1985 Cincinnati 31-9 Cardinal Stadium 1986 Cincinnati 24-17 Nippert Stadium 1987 Cincinnati 25-0 Cardinal Stadium 1988 Louisville 21-6 Nippert Stadium 1989 Louisville 37-17 Cardinal Stadium 1990 Louisville 41-6 Nippert Stadium 1991 Cincinnati 30-7 Cardinal Stadium 1992 Louisville 27-17 Nippert Stadium 1996 Cincinnati 10-7 Cardinal Stadium 1997 Cincinnati 28-9 Nippert Stadium 1998 Louisville 62-19 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 1999 Louisville 23-13 Nippert Stadium 2000 Louisville 38-24 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2001 Louisville 28-13 Nippert Stadium 2002 Cincinnati 24-14 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2003 Louisville 43-40 Nippert Stadium 2004 Louisville 70-7 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2005 Louisville 46-22 Nippert Stadium 2006 Louisville 23-17 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2007 Louisville 28-24 Nippert Stadium 2008 Cincinnati 28-20 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2009 Cincinnati 41-10 Nippert Stadium 2010 Cincinnati 35-27 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2011 Cincinnati 25-16 Nippert Stadium 2012 Louisville ot 34-31 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

CINCINNATI VS. MEMPHIS Memphis leads, 18-12 1966 Memphis 26-14 1967 Memphis 17-0 1969 Memphis 52-6 1970 Memphis 14-10 1971 Memphis 45-21 1972 Memphis 29-24 1973 Memphis 17-13 1974 Memphis 13-7 1975 Cincinnati 13-3 1978 Cincinnati 34-14 1979 Memphis 23-17 1980 Cincinnati 14-10 1981 Cincinnati 38-7 1982 Cincinnati 16-7 1983 Memphis 43-10 1984 Memphis 47-7 1989 Memphis 34-17 1992 Memphis 34-14 1993 Cincinnati 23-20 1994 Memphis 26-3 1995 Cincinnati 28-3 1996 Memphis 18-16 1997 Cincinnati 20-17 1998 Memphis 41-23 1999 Memphis 21-13 2000 Cincinnati 10-13(ot) 2001 Cincinnati 36-34 2002 Cincinnati 48-10 2003 Memphis 21-16 2004 Cincinnati 49-10

Liberty Bowl Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Nippert Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Nippert Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Nippert Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Nippert Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Nippert Stadium Nippert Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Nippert Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Nippert Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Nippert Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Nippert Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Nippert Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Nippert Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Nippert Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Nippert Stadium

CINCINNATI VS. RUTGERS Rutgers leads, 9-8-1 1980 Rutgers 24-7 1981 Cincinnati 10-0 1983 Cincinnati 18-7 1984 Rutgers 43-15 1986 Rutgers 48-28 1987 Rutgers 10-7 1988 Rutgers 38-9 1989 Tie 17-17 1992 Cincinnati 26-24 1994 Rutgers 14-9 2005 Rutgers 44-9 2006 Cincinnati 30-11 2007 Cincinnati 28-23 2008 Cincinnati 13-10 2009 Cincinnati 47-15 2010 Cincinnati 69-38 2011 Rutgers 20-3 2012 Rutgers 10-3

Giants Stadium Nippert Stadium Nippert Stadium Giants Stadium Giants Stadium Nippert Stadium Giants Stadium Nippert Stadium Nippert Stadium Rutgers Stadium Rutgers Stadium Nippert Stadium Rutgers Stadium Nippert Stadium Rutgers Stadium Nippert Stadium High Point Solutions Stad. Nippert Stadium

CINCINNATI VS. USF Cincinnati leads, 7-3 2003 USF 2ot 24-17 2004 Cincinnati 45-23 2005 USF 31-16 2006 Cincinnati 23-6 2007 Cincinnati 38-33 2008 Cincinnati 24-10 2009 Cincinnati 34-17 2010 USF 38-30 2011 Cincinnati 37-34 2012 Cincinnati 27-10

Raymond James Stadium Nippert Stadium Raymond James Stadium Nippert Stadium Raymond James Stadium Nippert Stadium Raymond James Stadium Nippert Stadium Raymond James Stadium Nippert Stadium

CINCINNATI VS. SMU First meeting in 2013


SERIES HISTORIES CINCINNATI VS. TEMPLE Temple leads, 9-5-1 1973 Temple 16-15 1974 Cincinnati 20-22 1975 Temple 21-17 1976 Tie 17-17 1978 Temple 16-13 1979 Temple 35-14 1980 Temple 23-7 1981 Temple 24-13 1982 Temple 41-7 1983 Cincinnati 31-16 1984 Temple 42-10 1985 Temple 28-16 2002 Cincinnati 35-22 2003 Cincinnati 3ot 30-24 2012 Cincinnati 34-10

Temple Stadium Nippert Stadium Temple Stadium Nippert Stadium Veterans Stadium Veterans Stadium Nippert Stadium Nippert Stadium Veterans Stadium Nippert Stadium Veterans Stadium Nippert Stadium Franklin Field Nippert Stadium Lincoln Financial Field

UCONN VS. HOUSTON No games UCONN VS. LOUISVILLE Louisville leads, 5-4 2000 Louisville 41-22 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2005 Louisville 30-20 Rentschler Field 2006 Louisville 48-17 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2007 UConn 21-17 Rentschler Field 2008 UConn 26-21 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2009 UConn 38-25 Rentschler Field 2010 Louisville 26-0 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2011 Louisville 34-20 Rentschler Field 2012 UConn 3ot 23-20 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium UCONN VS. MEMPHIS First meeting in 2013 UCONN VS. RUTGERS Rutgers leads, 22-10 1940 Rutgers 45-7 Rutgers Stadium 1941 Rutgers 32-7 Rutgers Stadium 1956 UConn 27-7 Memorial Stadium 1957 Rutgers 14-7 Rutgers Stadium 1959 Rutgers 20-8 Rutgers Stadium 1960 Rutgers 19-6 Memorial Stadium 1961 Rutgers 35-12 Rutgers Stadium 1962 UConn 15-9 Memorial Stadium 1964 Rutgers 9-3 Rutgers Stadium 1965 Rutgers 17-8 Memorial Stadium 1968 Rutgers 27-15 Rutgers Stadium 1969 UConn 28-22 Memorial Stadium 1972 Rutgers 21-13 Rutgers Stadium 1973 UConn 27-19 Memorial Stadium 1974 UConn 9-7 Rutgers Stadium 1975 Rutgers 35-8 Memorial Stadium 1976 Rutgers 38-0 Rutgers Stadium 1977 Rutgers 42-18 Memorial Stadium 1978 Rutgers 10-0 Rutgers Stadium 1979 Rutgers 26-14 Memorial Stadium 1983 Rutgers 22-5 Rutgers Stadium 2001 UConn 20-19 Rutgers Stadium 2003 UConn 38-31 Rentschler Field 2004 UConn 41-35 Rutgers Stadium 2005 Rutgers 26-24 Rentschler Field 2006 Rutgers 24-13 Rutgers Stadium 2007 UConn 38-19 Rentschler Field 2008 Rutgers 12-10 Rutgers Stadium 2009 Rutgers 28-24 Rentschler Field 2010 Rutgers 27-24 Rutgers Stadium 2011 UConn 40-22 Rentschler Field 2012 Rutgers 19-3 High Point Solutions Stadium UCONN VS. USF Tied, 5-5 2000 USF 2001 USF 2005 UConn 2006 USF 2007 UConn 2008 USF 2009 UConn 2010 UConn 2011 UConn 2012 USF

21-13 41-20 15-10 38-16 22-15 17-13 29-27 19-16 16-10 13-6

Memorial Stadium Raymond James Stadium Rentschler Field Raymond James Stadium Rentschler Field Raymond James Stadium Rentschler Field Raymond James Stadium Rentschler Field Raymond James Stadium

UCONN VS. SMU SMU leads, 1-0 1989 SMU

31-30

Cotton Bowl

UCONN VS. TEMPLE Temple leads, 8-4 1963 Temple 9-7 1964 UConn 25-7 1965 Temple 12-11 1966 Temple 35-25 1970 Temple 41-23 1971 Temple 38-0 2001 Temple 56-7 2002 Temple 38-24 2004 UConn 45-31 2007 UConn 22-17 2008 UConn ot 12-9 2010 Temple 30-16 2012 Temple ot 17-14

Temple Stadium Memorial Stadium Memorial Stadium Temple Stadium Temple Stadium Temple Stadium Franklin Field Memorial Stadium Rentschler Field Rentschler Field Lincoln Financial Field Lincoln Financial Field Rentschler Field

HOUSTON VS. LOUISVILLE Tied, 7-7 1950 Houston 27-7 1951 Louisville 35-28 1962 Houston 27-25 1963 Houston 21-7 1984 Louisville 30-28 1985 Houston 49-27 1996 Houston 38-7 1997 Houston 36-22 1999 Louisville 39-33 2000 Loiusville 32-13 2001 Louisville 34-10 2002 Houston 27-10 2003 Louisville 66-45 2004 Louisville 65-27

Houston Public School Cardinal Stadium Cardinal Stadium Rice Stadium Astrodome Cardinal Stadium Astrodome Cardinal Stadium Cardinal Stadium Robertson Stadium Cardinal Stadium Robertson Stadium Cardinal Stadium Robertson Stadium

HOUSTON VS. MEMPHIS Houston leads, 12-9 1963 Memphis 29-6 1966 Memphis 14-13 1967 Houston 35-18 1968 Houston 27-7 1971 Houston 35-7 1973 Houston 35-21 1974 Houston 13-10 1975 Memphis 14-7 1978 Memphis 17-3 1996 Houston 37-20 1997 Memphis 24-3 1998 Houston 35-14 2000 Houston 30-33(3ot) 2001 Memphis 52-33 2002 Houston 26-21 2003 Memphis 45-14 2004 Memphis 41-14 2005 Memphis 35-20 2006 Houston 23-20(ot) 2009 Houston 55-14 2010 Houston 56-17

Crump Stadium Astrodome Astrodome Liberty Bowl Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Astrodome Astrodome Liberty Bowl Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Astrodome Liberty Bowl Stadium Robertson Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Robertson Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Robertson Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Robertson Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Robertson Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium

HOUSTON VS. RUTGERS First meeting in 2013 HOUSTON VS. USF USF leads, 2-0 2001 USF 45-6 2002 USF 32-14

Raymond James Stadium Robertson Stadium

HOUSTON VS. SMU Houston leads, 17-10-1 1975 SMU 26-16 1976 Houston 29-6 1977 SMU 37-23 1978 Houston 42-28 1979 Houston 37-10 1980 Houston 13-11 1981 SMU 38-22 1982 SMU 20-14 1983 SMU 34-23 1984 Houston 29-20 1985 SMU 37-13 1986 SMU 10-3 1989 Houston 95-21 1990 Houston 44-17 1991 Houston 49-20 1992 SMU 41-16 1993 Tie 28-28 1994 Houston 39-33 1995 Houston 38-15 2000 Houston 17-15 2005 SMU 29-24 2006 Houston 37-27 2007 Houston 38-28 2008 Houston 44-38 2009 Houston 38-15 2010 Houston 45-20 2011 Houston 37-7 2012 SMU 72-42

Astrodome Cotton Bowl Astrodome Cotton Bowl Astrodome Texas Stadium Astrodome Texas Stadium Mirage Bowl (Tokyo) Texas Stadium Astrodome Texas Stadium Astrodome Ownby Stadium Astrodome Ownby Stadium Astrodome Ownby Stadium Astrodome Robertson Stadium Robertson Stadium Gerald J. Ford Stadium Robertson Stadium Gerald J. Ford Stadium Robertson Stadium Gerald J. Ford Stadium Robertson Stadium Gerald J. Ford Stadium

HOUSTON VS. TEMPLE Houston leads, 2-0 1987 Houston 37-7 1989 Houston 65-7

Veterans Stadium Astrodome

LOUISVILLE VS. MEMPHIS Louisville leads, 23-19 1948 Memphis 13-7 Crump Stadium 1952 Memphis 29-25 Crump Stadium 1961 Memphis 28-13 Cardinal Stadium 1962 Memphis 49-0 Crump Stadium 1963 Memphis 25-0 Cardinal Stadium 1964 Memphis 34-0 Crump Stadium 1968 Memphis 44-14 Cardinal Stadium 1969 Memphis 69-19 Liberty Bowl Stadium 1970 Louisville 40-27 Cardinal Stadium 1971 Louisville 26-20 Liberty Bowl Stadium 1972 Louisville 17-0 Cardinal Stadium 1973 Memphis 28-21 Liberty Bowl Stadium 1974 Memphis 16-10 Cardinal Stadium 1975 Memphis 41-7 Liberty Bowl Stadium 1976 Memphis 26-14 Cardinal Stadium 1977 Louisville 14-13 Liberty Bowl Stadium 1978 Memphis 29-22 Cardinal Stadium 1979 Memphis 10-6 Liberty Bowl Stadium 1980 Louisville 38-14 Cardinal Stadium 1981 Louisville 14-7 Liberty Bowl Stadium 1982 Louisville 38-19 Liberty Bowl Stadium 1983 Memphis 45-7 Cardinal Stadium 1986 Louisville 34-8 Cardinal Stadium 1987 Memphis 43-8 Liberty Bowl Stadium 1988 Louisville 29-18 Cardinal Stadium 1989 Louisville 40-10 Liberty Bowl Stadium 1990 Louisville 19-17 Cardinal Stadium 1991 Memphis 35-7 Liberty Bowl Stadium 1992 Louisville 16-15 Cardinal Stadium 1993 Louisville 54-28 Liberty Bowl Stadium 1994 Louisville 10-6 Cardinal Stadium 1995 Louisville 17-7 Liberty Bowl Stadium 1996 Louisville 13-10 Cardinal Stadium 1997 Memphis 21-20 Liberty Bowl Stadium 1998 Louisville 35-32 Cardinal Stadium 1999 Louisville 32-31 Liberty Bowl Stadium 2001 Louisville 38-21 Cardinal Stadium 2002 Louisville 38-32 Liberty Bowl Stadium 2003 Memphis 37-7 Cardinal Stadium 2004 Louisville 56-49 Liberty Bowl Stadium 2008 Louisville 35-28 Liberty Bowl Stadium 2010 Louisville 56-0 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

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SERIES HISTORIES LOUISVILLE VS. RUTGERS Rutgers leads, 7-5 1976 Rutgers 34-0 Giants Stadium 1979 Rutgers 31-7 Cardinal Stadium 1984 Rutgers 38-21 Giants Stadium 1986 Rutgers 41-0 Cardinal Stadium 2005 Louisville 56-5 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2006 Rutgers 28-25 Rutgers Stadium 2007 Louisville 41-38 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2008 Rutgers 63-14 Rutgers Stadium 2009 Rutgers 34-14 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2010 Louisville 40-13 Rutgers Stadium 2011 Louisville 16-14 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2012 Louisville 20-17 High Point Solutions Stadium LOUISVILLE VS. USF Tied, 5-5 2003 USF 2ot 31-28 Raymond James Stadium 2004 Louisville 41-9 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2005 USF 45-14 Raymond James Stadium 2006 Louisville 31-8 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2007 USF 55-17 Raymond James Stadium 2008 Louisville 24-20 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2009 USF 34-22 Raymond James Stadium 2010 USF ot 24-21 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2011 Louisville 34-24 Raymond James Stadium 2012 Louisville 27-25 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium LOUISVILLE VS. SMU SMU leads, 2-0 1983 SMU 24-6 1984 SMU 41-7

Cardinal Stadium Texas Stadium

LOUISVILLE VS. TEMPLE Tied, 3-3 1980 Temple 17-12 Cardinal Stadium 1982 Temple 55-14 Cardinal Stadium 1983 Temple 24-7 Temple Stadium 2003 Louisville 21-12 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2006 Louisville 62-0 Lincoln Financial Field 2012 Louisville 45-17 Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium MEMPHIS VS. RUTGERS No games MEMPHIS VS. SMU Memphis leads, 3-2 1976 Memphis 27-13 2007 Memphis 3ot 55-52 2008 Memphis 31-26 2009 SMU 42-0 2012 SMU 44-13 MEMPHIS VS. USF USF leads, 3-2 2001 Memphis 2002 USF 2003 USF 2004 Memphis 2008 USF

17-9 31-28 21-16 31-15 41-14

Liberty Bowl Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Gerald J. Ford Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Gerald J. Ford Stadium

Liberty Bowl Stadium Raymond James Stadium Liberty Bowl Stadium Raymond James Stadium Tropicana Field

MEMPHIS VS. TEMPLE First meeting in 2013 RUTGERS VS. USF Rutgers leads, 6-2 2005 USF 45-31 Rutgers Stadium 2006 Rutgers 22-20 Raymond James Stadium 2007 Rutgers 30-27 Rutgers Stadium 2008 Rutgers 49-16 Raymond James Stadium 2009 Rutgers 31-0 Rutgers Stadium 2010 USF 28-27 Raymond James Stadium 2011 Rutgers ot 20-17 High Point Solutions Stadium 2012 Rutgers 23-13 Raymond James Stadium RUTGERS VS. SMU First meeting in 2013

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RUTGERS VS. TEMPLE Rutgers leads, 20-15 1948 Rutgers 34-20 1949 Temple 14-7 1950 Rutgers 26-20 1951 Temple 14-7 1952 Rutgers 40-28 1954 Rutgers 25-0 1977 Temple 24-14 1978 Rutgers 13-10 1979 Temple 41-20 1980 Rutgers 21-3 1981 Temple 24-12 1982 Rutgers 10-7 1983 Temple 24-23 1984 Rutgers 10-9 1985 Temple 14-13 1986 Temple * 29-22 1987 Rutgers 17-14 1988 Temple 35-30 1989 Rutgers 36-33 1990 Temple 29-22 1991 Rutgers 41-0 1992 Rutgers 35-10 1993 Rutgers 62-0 1994 Rutgers 38-21 1995 Rutgers 23-20 1996 Rutgers 28-17 1997 Temple 49-7 1998 Rutgers 21-10 1999 Temple 56-28 2000 Temple 48-14 2001 Temple 30-5 2002 Temple 20-17 2003 Rutgers 30-14 2004 Rutgers 16-6 2012 Rutgers 35-10

Rutgers Stadium Temple Stadium Rutgers Stadium Temple Stadium Rutgers Stadium Rutgers Stadium Veterans Stadium Rutgers Stadium Rutgers Stadium Franklin Field Rutgers Stadium Veterans Stadium Rutgers Stadium Rutgers Stadium Veterans Stadium Rutgers Stadium Veterans Stadium Rutgers Stadium Veterans Stadium Rutgers Stadium Rutgers Stadium Veterans Stadium Giants Stadium Rutgers Stadium Veterans Stadium Rutgers Stadium Veterans Stadium Rutgers Stadium Veterans Stadium Rutgers Stadium Veterans Stadium Rutgers Stadium Lincoln Financial Field Rutgers Stadium Lincoln Financial Field

USF VS. SMU First meeting in 2013 USF VS. TEMPLE Temple leads, 1-0 2012 Temple

37-28

Lincoln Financial Field

SMU VS. TEMPLE Tied, 0-0-2 1942 Tie 1946 Tie

6-6 7-7

Temple Stadium Ownby Stadium


NATIONAL AWARDS HEISMAN MEMORIAL TROPHY

Originally presented in 1935 as the DAC Trophy by the Downtown Athletic Club to the best college player east of the Mississippi River. In 1936, players across the country were eligible and the award was renamed the Heisman Memorial Trophy. The award goes to the outstanding college football player 2012 Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, QB 2011 Robert Griffin III, Baylor, QB 2010 Cam Newton, Auburn, QB 2009 Mark Ingram, Alabama, RB 2008 Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, QB 2007 Tim Tebow, Florida, QB 2006 Troy Smith, Ohio State, QB 2005 Reggie Bush, USC, RB 2004 Matt Leinart, USC, QB 2003 Jason White, Oklahoma, QB 2002 Carson Palmer, USC, QB 2001 Eric Crouch, Nebraska, QB 2000 Chris Weinke, Florida State, QB 1999 Ron Dayne, Wisconsin, RB 1998 Ricky Williams, Texas, RB 1997 Charles Woodson, Michigan, DB 1996 Danny Wuerffel, Florida, QB 1995 Eddie George, Ohio State, RB 1994 Rashaan Salaam, Colorado, RB 1993 Charlie Ward, Florida State, QB 1992 Gino Torretta, Miami, QB 1991 Desmond Howard, Michigan, WR 1990 Ty Detmer, Brigham Young, QB 1989 ANDRE WARE, HOUSTON, QB 1988 Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, RB 1987 Tim Brown, Notre Dame, WR 1986 Vinny Testaverde, Miami, QB 1985 Bo Jackson, Auburn, RB 1984 Doug Flutie, Boston College, QB 1983 Mike Rozier, Nebraska, HB 1982 Herschel Walker, Georgia, HB 1981 Marcus Allen, USC, HB 1980 George Rogers, South Carolina, HB 1979 Charles White, USC, HB 1978 Billy Sims, Oklahoma, HB 1977 Earl Campbell, Texas, HB 1976 Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh, HB 1975 Archie Griffin, Ohio State, HB 1974 Archie Griffin, Ohio State, HB 1973 John Cappelletti, Penn State, HB 1972 Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska, FL 1971 Pat Sullivan, Auburn, QB 1970 Jim Plunkett, Stanford, QB 1969 Steve Owens, Oklahoma, HB 1968 O.J. Simpson, USC, HB 1967 Gary Beban, UCLA, QB 1966 Steve Spurrier, Florida, QB 1965 Mike Garrett, USC, HB 1964 John Huarte, Notre Dame, QB 1963 Roger Staubach, Navy, QB 1962 Terry Baker, Oregon State, QB 1961 Ernie Davis, Syracuse, HB 1960 Joe Bellino, Navy, HB 1959 Billy Cannon, LSU, HB 1958 Pete Dawkins, Army, HB 1957 John David Crow, Texas A&M, HB 1956 Paul Hornung, Notre Dame, QB 1955 Howard Cassidy, Ohio State, HB 1954 Alan Ameche, Wisconsin, FB 1953 Johnny Lattner, Notre Dame, HB 1952 Billy Vessels, Oklahoma, HB 1951 Dick Kazmaier, Princeton, HB 1950 Vic Janowicz, Ohio State, HB

1949 1948 1947 1946 1945 1944 1943 1942 1941 1940 1939 1938 1937 1936 1935

Leon Hart, Notre Dame, E Doak Walker, SMU, HB John Lujack, Notre Dame, QB Glenn Davis, Army, HB Doc Blanchard, Army, FB Les Horvath, Ohio State, QB Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame, QB Frank Sinkwich, Georgia, HB Bruce Smith, Minnesota, HB Tom Harmon, Michigan, HB Nile Kinnick, Iowa, HB Davey O’Brien, TCU, QB Clint Frank, Yale, HB Larry Kelley, Yale, E Jay Berwanger, Chicago, HB

WILLIAM V. CAMPBELL TROPHY

Formerly known as the Vincent dePaul Draddy Trophy, the award recognizes the scholar-athlete who most fully represents the ideals of The National Football Foundation. The award was presented for the first time in 1990 and is given to the top scholar-athlete in football, both academically and on the field. 2012 Barrett Jones, Alabama, C 2011 Andrew Rodriguez, Army, LB 2010 Sam Acho, Texas, DE 2009 Tim Tebow, Florida, QB 2008 Alex Mack, California, C 2007 Dallas Griffin, Texas, C 2006 BRIAN LEONARD, RUTGERS, FB 2005 Rudy Niswanger, LSU, OL 2004 Michael Munoz, Tennessee, OL 2003 Craig Krenzel, Ohio State, QB 2002 Brandon Roberts, Washington (Mo.) 2001 Joaquin Gonzalez, Miami, OT 2000 Kyle Vanden Bosch, Nebraska, DE 1999 Chad Pennington, Marshall, QB 1998 Matt Stinchcomb, Georgia, OL 1997 Peyton Manning, Tennessee, QB 1996 Danny Wuerffel, Florida, QB 1995 Bobby Hoying, Ohio State, QB 1994 Robert B. Zatechka, Nebraska, OT 1993 Thomas D. Burns, Virginia 1992 Jim Hansen, Colorado 1991 Brad Culpepper, Florida 1990 Chris Howard, Air Force

OUTLAND TROPHY

Honoring the outstanding interior lineman in the nation, first presented in 1946 by the Football Writers Association of America. The award is named for its benefactor, Dr. John H. Outland. 2012 Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M, OT 2011 Barrett Jones, Alabama, OT 2010 Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin, OT 2009 Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska, DT 2008 Andre Smith, Alabama, OT 2007 Glenn Dorsey, LSU, DT 2006 Joe Thomas, Wisconsin, OL 2005 Greg Eslinger, Minnesota, OL 2004 Jammal Brown, Oklahoma, OL 2003 Robert Gallery, Iowa, OT 2002 Rien Long, Washington State, DT* 2001 Bryant McKinnie, Miami, OT 2000 John Henderson, Tennessee, DT* 1999 Chris Samuels, Alabama, OT 1998 Kris Farris, UCLA, OG 1997 Aaron Taylor, Nebraska, OG 1996 Orlando Pace, Ohio State, OT 1995 Jonathan Ogden, UCLA, OT

1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1946

Zach Wiegert, Nebraska, OT Rob Waldrop, Arizona, NG Will Shields, Nebraska, G Steve Entman, Washington, DT Russell Maryland, Miami, DT Mohammed Elewonibi, Brigham Young, G Tracy Rocker, Auburn, DT Chad Hennings, Air Force, DT Jason Buck, Brigham Young, DT Mike Ruth, Boston College, NG Bruce Smith, Virginia Tech, DT Dean Steinkuhler, Nebraska, G Dave Rimington, Nebraska, C Dave Rimington, Nebraska, C Mark May, Pittsburgh, OT Jim Ritcher, North Carolina State, C Greg Roberts, Oklahoma, G Brad Shearer, Texas, DT Ross Browner, Notre Dame, DE Lee Roy Selmon, Oklahoma, DT Randy White, Maryland, DE John Hicks, Ohio State, OT Rich Glover, Nebraska, MG Larry Jacobson, Nebraska, DT Jim Stillwagon, Ohio State, MG Mike Reid, Penn State, DT Bill Stanfill, Georgia, T Ron Yary, USC, T Loyd Phillips, Arkansas, T Tommy Nobis, Texas, G Steve DeLong, Tennessee, T Scott Appleton, Texas, T Bobby Bell, Minnesota, T Merlin Olsen, Utah State, T Tom Brown, Minnesota, G Mike McGee, Duke, T Zeke Smith, Auburn, G Alex Karras, Iowa, T Jim Parker, Ohio State, G Calvin Jones, Iowa, G Bill Brooks, Arkansas, G J.D. Roberts, Oklahoma, G Dick Modzelewski, Maryland, T Jim Weatherall, Oklahoma, T Bob Goin, Kentucky, T Ed Bagdon, Michigan State, G Bill Fischer, Notre Dame, G Joe Steffy, Army, G George Connor, Notre Dame, T

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NATIONAL AWARDS FWAA BRONKO NAGURSKI AWARD

Honoring the nation’s top defensive player as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. The award, presented by The Charlotte Touchdown Club, was introduced in 1993 and formally took on the name of 1920’s Minnesota All-American in 1995. 2012 Manti Te’o, Notre Dame, LB 2011 Luke Kuechly, Boston College, LB 2010 Da’Quan Bowers, Clemson, DE 2009 Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska, DT 2008 Brian Orakpo, Texas, DE 2007 Glenn Dorsey, LSU, DT 2006 James Laurinaitis, Ohio St., LB 2005 ELVIS DUMERVIL, LOUISVILLE, DE 2004 Derrick Johnson, Texas, LB 2003 Derrick Strait, Oklahoma, DB 2002 Terrell Suggs, Arizona State, DE 2001 Roy Williams, Oklahoma, DB 2000 Dan Morgan, Miami, LB 1999 Corey Moore, Virginia Tech, DE 1998 Champ Bailey, Georgia, CB 1997 Charles Woodson, Michigan, DB 1996 Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern, DT 1995 Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern, NG 1994 Warren Sapp, Miami, DT 1993 Rob Waldrop, Arizona, NG

VINCE LOMBARDI AWARD

Honoring the outstanding college lineman of the year, first presented in 1970 by the Rotary Club of Houston. The award is named after professional football coach Vince Lombardi, a member of the legendary “Seven Blocks of Granite” at Fordham, in the 1930s. 2012 Manti Te’o, Notre Dame, LB 2011 Luke Kuechly, Boston College, LB 2010 Nick Fairly, Auburn, DT 2009 Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska, DT 2008 Brian Orakpo, Texas, DE 2007 Glenn Dorsey, LSU, DT 2006 LaMarr Woodley, Michigan, DL 2005 A.J. Hawk, Ohio State, LB 2004 David Pollack, Georgia, DE 2003 Tommie Harris, Oklahoma, DE 2002 Terrell Suggs, Arizona State, DE 2001 Julius Peppers, North Carolina, DE 2000 Jamal Reynolds, Florida State, DE 1999 Corey Moore, Virginia Tech, DE 1998 Dat Nguyen, Texas A&M, LB 1997 Grant Wistrom, Nebraska, DE 1996 Orlando Pace, Ohio State, OT 1995 Orlando Pace, Ohio State, OT 1994 Warren Sapp, Miami, DT 1993 Aaron Taylor, Notre Dame, OT 1992 Marvin Jones, Florida State, LB 1991 Steve Emtman, Washington, DT 1990 Chris Zorich, Notre Dame, NT 1989 Percy Snow, Michigan State, LB 1988 Tracy Rocker, Auburn, DT 1987 Chris Spielman, Ohio State, LB 1986 Cornelius Bennett, Alabama, LB 1985 Tony Casillas, Oklahoma, NG 1984 Tony Degrate, Texas, DT 1983 Dean Steinkuhler, Nebraska, G 1982 Dave Rimington, Nebraska, C 1981 Kenneth Sims, Texas, DT 1980 Hugh Green, Pittsburgh, DE 1979 Brad Budde, USC, G 1978 Bruce Clark, Penn State, DT 1977 Ross Browner, Notre Dame, DE 1976 Wilson Whitley, Houston, DT 1975 Lee Roy Selmon, Oklahoma, DT

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1974 1973 1972 1971 1970

Randy White, Maryland, DT John Hicks, Ohio State, OT Rich Glover, Nebraska, MG Walt Patulski, Notre Dame, DE Jim Stillwagon, Ohio State, MG

MAXWELL AWARD

Honoring the nation’s outstanding college football player, first presented in 1937 by the Maxwell Memorial Football Club of Philadelphia. The award is named after Robert “Tiny” Maxwell, a Philadelphia native who played on the University of Chicago as a lineman near the turn of the century. 2012 Manti Te’o, Notre Dame, LB 2011 Andrew Luck, Stanford, QB 2010 Cam Newton, Auburn, QB 2009 Colt McCoy, Texas, QB 2008 Tim Tebow, Florida, QB 2007 Tim Tebow, Florida, QB 2006 Brady Quinn, Notre Dame, QB 2005 Vince Young, Texas, QB 2004 Jason White, Oklahoma, QB 2003 Eli Manning, Mississippi, QB 2002 Larry Johnson, Penn State, RB 2001 Ken Dorsey, Miami, QB 2000 Drew Brees, Purdue, QB 1999 Ron Dayne, Wisconsin, RB 1998 Ricky Williams, Texas, RB 1997 Peyton Manning, Tennessee, QB 1996 Danny Wuerffel, Florida, QB 1995 Eddie George, Ohio State, RB 1994 Kerry Collins, Penn State, QB 1993 Charlie Ward, Florida State, QB 1992 Gino Torretta, Miami, QB 1991 Desmond Howard, Michigan, WR 1990 Ty Detmer, Brigham Young, QB 1989 Anthony Thompson, Indiana, RB 1988 Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, RB 1987 Don McPherson, Syracuse, QB 1986 Vinny Testaverde, Miami, QB 1985 Chuck Long, Iowa, QB 1984 Doug Flutie, Boston College, QB 1983 Mike Rozier, Nebraska, RB 1982 Hershel Walker, Georgia, RB 1981 Marcus Allen, USC, RB 1980 Hugh Green, Pittsburgh, DE 1979 Charles White, USC, RB 1978 Chuck Fusina, Penn State, QB 1977 Ross Browner, Notre Dame, DE 1976 Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh, HB 1975 Archie Griffin, Ohio State, RB 1974 Steve Joachim, Temple, QB 1973 John Cappelletti, Penn State, RB 1972 Brad VanPelt, Michigan State, DB 1971 Ed Marinaro, Cornell, RB 1970 Jim Plunkett, Stanford, QB 1969 Mike Reid, Penn State, DT 1968 O.J. Simpson, USC, RB 1967 Gary Beban, UCLA, QB 1966 Jim Lynch, Notre Dame, LB 1965 Tommy Nobis, Texas, LB 1964 Glenn Ressler, Penn State, C 1963 Roger Staubach, Navy, QB 1962 Terry Baker, Oregon State, QB 1961 Bob Ferguson, Ohio State, FB 1960 Joe Bellino, Navy, HB 1959 Rich Lucas, Penn State, QB 1958 Pete Dawkins, Army, HB 1957 Bob Reifsnyder, Navy, T 1956 Tommy McDonald, Oklahoma, HB 1955 Howard Cassidy, Ohio State, HB

1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1946 1945 1944 1943 1942 1941 1940 1939 1938 1937

Ron Beagle, Navy, E Johnny Lattner, Notre Dame, HB Johnny Lattner, Notre Dame, HB Dick Kazmaier, Princeton, HB Reds Bagnell, Pennsylvania, HB Leon Hart, Notre Dame, E Chuck Bednarik, Pennsylvania, C Doak Walker, SMU, HB Charley Trippi, Georgia, HB Doc Blanchard, Army, FB Glenn Davis, Army, HB Bob Odell, Pennsylvania, HB Paul Governali, Columbia, QB Bill Dudley, Virginia, HB Tom Harmon, Michigan, HB Nile Kinnick, Iowa, HB Davey O’Brien, TCU, QB Clint Frank, Yale, HB

WALTER CAMP AWARD

Honoring the nation’s outstanding football player, first presented in 1937 by the Walter Camp Foundation in balloting by Division I-A coaches and sports information directors. The award is named after Walter Camp, one of the giants of football who introduced many of the innovations that led to the evolution to the American style of football. 2012 Manti Te’o, Notre Dame, LB 2011 Andrew Luck, Stanford, QB 2010 Cam Newton, Auburn, QB 2009 Colt McCoy, Texas, QB 2008 Colt McCoy, Texas, QB 2007 Darren McFadden, Arkansas, RB 2006 Troy Smith, Ohio State, QB 2005 Reggie Bush, USC, QB 2004 Matt Leinart, USC, QB 2003 Larry Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh, WR 2002 Larry Johnson, Penn State, RB 2001 Eric Crouch, Nebraska, QB 2000 Josh Heupel, Oklahoma, QB 1999 Ron Dayne, Wisconsin, RB 1998 Ricky Williams, Texas, RB 1997 Charles Woodson, Michigan, DB 1996 Danny Wuerffel, Florida, QB 1995 Eddie George, Ohio State, RB 1994 Rashaan Salaam, Colorado, RB 1993 Charlie Ward, Florida State, QB 1992 Gino Torretta, Miami, QB 1991 Desmond Howard, Michigan, WR 1990 Raghib Ismail, Notre Dame, WR 1989 Andre Ware, Houston, QB 1988 Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, RB 1987 Tim Brown, Notre Dame, WR 1986 Paul Palmer, TEMPLE, RB 1985 Lorenzo White, Michigan State, RB 1984 Keith Byars, Ohio State, RB 1983 Mike Rozier, Nebraska, HB 1982 John Elway, Stanford, QB 1981 Art Schlichter, Ohio State, QB 1980 Herschel Walker, Georgia, RB 1979 Charles White, Southern Cal, RB 1978 Chuck Fusina, Penn State, QB 1977 Earl Campbell, Texas, HB 1976 Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh, RB 1975 Chuck Muncie, California, HB 1974 Anthony Davis, USC, HB 1973 John Cappelletti, Penn State, RB 1972 Greg Pruitt, Oklahoma, RB 1971 Ed Marinaro, Cornell, RB 1970 Ed Marinaro, Cornell, RB 1969 Archie Manning, Mississippi, QB


NATIONAL AWARDS 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1946 1945 1944 1943 1942 1941 1940 1939 1938 1937

O.J. Simpson, USC, HB Gary Beban, UCLA, QB Steve Spurrier, Florida, QB Jim Grabowski, Illinois, FB Jerry Rhome, Tulsa, QB Roger Staubach, Navy, QB Jerry Stovall, LSU, HB Ernie Davis, Syracuse, HB Joe Bellino, Navy, HB Billy Cannon, LSU, HB Randy Duncan, Iowa, QB John David Crow, Texas A&M, HB Paul Hornung, Notre Dame, QB Howard Cassidy, Ohio State, HB Ralph Guglielmi, Notre Dame, QB Alan Ameche, Wisconsin, FB Bernie Faloney, Maryland, QB Paul Giel, Minnesota, HB Johnny Lattner, Notre Dame, HB Don McAuliffe, Michigan State, HB Dick Kazmaier, Princeton, HB Babe Parilli, Kentucky, QB Emil Sitko, Notre Dame, HB Charlie Justice, North Carolina, HB John Lujack, Notre Dame, QB Charley Trippi, Georgia, HB Doc Blanchard, Army, FB Glenn Davis, Army, FB Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame, QB Frank Sinkwich, Georgia, HB Bill Dudley, Virginia, DB Tom Harmon, Michigan, HB Nile Kinnick, Iowa, HB Davey O’Brien, TCU, QB Marshall Goldberg, Pittsburgh, HB

BEDNARIK TROPHY

First presented in 1995 to honor the nation’s best collegiate defensive player by the Maxwell Football Club. The award is named after Chuck Bednarik, college and pro football Hall-of-Famer. 2012 Manti Te’o, Notre Dame, LB 2011 Tyrann Mathieu, LSU, CB 2010 Patrick Peterson, LSU, CB 2009 Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska, DT 2008 Rey Maualuga, USC, LB 2007 Dan Connor, Penn State, LB 2006 Paul Posluszny, Penn State 2005 Paul Posluszny, Penn State, LB 2004 David Pollack, Georgia, DE 2003 Teddy Lehman, Oklahoma, LB 2002 E.J. Henderson, Maryland, LB 2001 Julius Peppers, North Carolina, DE 2000 Dan Morgan, Miami, LB 1999 LaVar Arrington, Penn State, LB 1998 Dat Nguyen, Texas A&M, LB 1997 Charles Woodson, Michigan, DB 1996 Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern, LB 1995 Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern, LB

BUTKUS AWARD

First presented in 1985 to honor the nation’s best collegiate linebacker by the Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando, Fla. The award is named after Dick Butkus, two-time consensus All-American at Illinois and sixtime all-pro linebacker with the Chicago Bears. 2012 Manti Te’o, Notre Dame, LB 2011 Luke Kuechly, Boston College 2010 Von Miller, Texas A&M 2009 Rolando McClain, Alabama 2008 Aaron Curry, Penn State 2007 James Laurinaitis, Ohio State 2006 Patrick Willis, Mississippi 2005 Paul Posluszny, Penn State 2004 Derrick Johnson, Texas 2003 Teddy Lehman, Oklahoma 2002 E.J. Henderson, Maryland 2001 Rocky Calmus, Oklahoma 2000 Dan Morgan, Miami 1999 LeVar Arrington, Penn State 1998 Chris Claiborne, USC 1997 Andy Katzenmoyer, Ohio State 1996 Matt Russell, Colorado 1995 Kevin Hardy, Illinois 1994 Dana Howard, Illinois 1993 Trev Alberts, Nebraska 1992 Marvin Jones, Florida State 1991 Erick Anderson, Michigan 1990 Alfred Williams, Colorado 1989 Percy Snow, Michigan State 1988 Derrick Thomas, Alabama 1987 Paul McGowan, Florida State 1986 Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma 1985 Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma

JIM THORPE AWARD

First presented in 1986 to honor the nation’s best defensive back by the Jim Thorpe Athletic Club of Oklahoma City. The award is named after Jim Thorpe, Olympic champion, two-time consensus All-America halfback at Carlisle and professional football player. 2012 Jonthan Banks, Mississippi State 2011 Morris Claiborne, LSU 2010 Patrick Peterson, LSU 2009 Eric Berry, Tennessee 2008 Malcolm Jenkins, Ohio State 2007 Antoine Cason, Arizona 2006 Aaron Ross, Texas 2005 Michael Huff, Texas 2004 Carlos Rogers, Auburn 2003 Derrick Strait, Oklahoma 2002 Terence Newman, Kansas State 2001 Roy Williams, Oklahoma 2000 Jamar Fletcher, Wisconsin 1999 Tyrone Carter, Minnesota 1998 Antoine Winfield, Ohio State 1997 Charles Woodson, Michigan 1996 Lawrence Wright, Florida 1995 Greg Myers, Colorado State 1994 Chris Hudson, Colorado 1993 Antonio Langham, Alabama 1992 Deon Figures, Colorado 1991 Terrell Buckley, Florida State 1990 Darryll Lewis, Arizona 1989 Mark Carrier, USC 1988 Deion Sanders, Florida State 1987 Bennie Blades, Miami Rickey Dixon, Oklahoma 1986 Thomas Everett, Baylor

DAVEY O’BRIEN NATIONAL QUARTERBACK AWARD

First presented in 1977 as the O’Brien Memorial Trophy to the outstanding player in the Southwest. In 1981, the Davey O’Brien Educational and Charitable Trust of Fort Worth, Texas renamed the award the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. It now honors the nation’s best quarterback. 2012 Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M 2011 Robert Griffin III, Baylor 2010 Cam Newton, Auburn 2009 Colt McCoy, Texas 2008 Sam Bradford, Oklahoma 2007 Tim Tebow, Florida 2006 Troy Smith, Ohio State 2005 Vince Young, Texas 2004 Jason White, Oklahoma 2003 Jason White, Oklahoma 2002 Brad Banks, Iowa 2001 Eric Crouch, Nebraska 2000 Chris Weinke, Florida State 1999 Joe Hamilton, Georgia Tech 1998 Michael Bishop, Kansas State 1997 Peyton Manning, Tennessee 1996 Danny Wuerffel, Florida 1995 Danny Wuerffel, Florida 1994 Kerry Collins, Penn State 1993 Charlie Ward, Florida State 1992 Gino Torretta, Miami 1991 Ty Detmer, Brigham Young 1990 Ty Detmer, Brigham Young 1989 Andre Ware, Houston 1988 Troy Aikman, UCLA 1987 Don McPherson, Syracuse 1986 Vinnie Testaverde, Miami 1985 Chuck Long, Iowa 1984 Doug Flutie, Boston College 1983 Steve Young, Brigham Young 1982 Todd Blackledge, Penn State 1981 Jim McMahon, Brigham Young 1980 Mike Singletary, Baylor, LB 1979 Mike Singletary, Baylor, LB 1978 Billy Sims, Oklahoma, RB 1977 Earl Campbell, Texas, RB

DOAK WALKER NATIONAL RUNNING BACK AWARD

First presented in 1990 to honor the nation’s best running back among Division I-A juniors or seniors who combine outstanding achievements on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Sponsored by the Southern Methodist Athletic Forum in Dallas, Texas, a $10,000 scholarship is donated to the recipient’s university in his name. The award is named after Doak Walker, SMU’s three-time consensus All-America halfback and 1948 Heisman Trophy winner. 2012 Montee Ball, Wisconsin 2011 Trent Richardson, Alabama 2010 LaMichael James, Oregon 2009 Toby Gerhart, Stanford 2008 Shonn Greene, Iowa 2007 Darren McFadden, Arkansas 2006 Darren McFadden, Arkansas 2005 Reggie Bush, USC 2004 Cedric Benson, Texas 2003 Chris Perry, Michigan 2002 Larry Johnson, Penn State 2001 Luke Staley, BYU 2000 LaDainian Tomlinson, TCU 1999 Ron Dayne, Wisconsin

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NATIONAL AWARDS 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990

Ricky Williams, Texas Ricky Williams, Texas Byron Hanspard, Texas Tech Eddie George, Ohio State Rashaan Salaam, Colorado Byron Morris, Texas Tech Garrison Hearst, Georgia Trevor Cobb, Rice Greg Lewis, Washington

LOU GROZA COLLEGIATE PLACEKICKER AWARD

First presented in 1992 to honor the nation’s top collegiate placekicker. Sponsored by the Palm Beach County Sports Authority in conjunction with the Orange Bowl Committee. The award is named after NFL Hall of Fame kicker Lou Groza. 2012 Cairo Santos, Tulane 2011 Randy Bullock, Texas A&M 2010 Dan Bailey, Oklahoma State 2009 Kai Forbath, UCLA 2008 Graham Gano, Florida State 2007 Thomas Weber, Arizona State 2006 ART CARMODY, LOUISVILLE 2005 Alexis Serna, Oregon State 2004 Mike Nugent, Ohio State 2003 Jonathan Nichols, Mississippi 2002 Nate Kaeding, Iowa 2001 Seth Marler, Tulane 2000 Jonathan Ruffin, Cincinnati 1999 Sebastian Janikowski, Florida State 1998 Sebastian Janikowski, Florida State 1997 Martin Gramatica, Kansas State 1996 Marc Primanti, NC State 1995 Michael Reeder, TCU 1994 Steve McLaughlin, Arizona 1993 Judd Davis, Florida 1992 Joe Allison, Memphis

FRED BILETNIKOFF RECEIVER AWARD

First presented in 1994 to honor the nation’s top collegiate pass receiver. Sponsored by the Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando, Florida. The award is named after Fred Biletnikoff, former Florida State All-American and Oakland Raider receiver, a member of both the College Football and Pro Football halls of fame. 2012 Marqis Lee, USC 2011 Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State 2010 Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State 2009 Golden Tate, Notre Dame 2008 Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech 2007 Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech 2006 Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech 2005 Mike Hass, Oregon State 2004 Braylon Edwards, Michigan 2003 Larry Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh 2002 Charles Rogers, Michigan State 2001 Josh Reed, LSU 2000 Antonio Bryant, Pittsburgh 1999 Troy Walters, Stanford 1998 Troy Edwards, Louisiana Tech 1997 Randy Moss, Marshall 1996 Marcus Harris, Wyoming 1995 Terry Glenn, Ohio State 1994 Bobby Engram, Penn State

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JOHN MACKEY AWARD

First presented in 2000 to honor the nation’s top collegiate tight end. Sponsored by the Nassau County Sports Commission. This award is named after former Syracuse and Baltimore Colts tight end John Mackey, regarded as the greatest tight end in NFL history. 2012 Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame 2011 Dwayne Allen, Clemson 2010 D.J. Williams, Arkansas 2009 Aaron Hernandez, Florida 2008 Chase Coffman, Missouri 2007 Fred Davis, USC 2006 Matt Spaeth, Minnesota 2005 Marcedes Lewis, UCLA 2004 Heath Miller, Virginia 2003 Kellen Winslow, Miami 2002 Dallas Clark, Iowa 2001 Daniel Graham, Colorado 2000 Tim Stratten, Purdue

RAY GUY AWARD

First presented in 2000 to honor the nation’s top collegiate punter. Sponsored by the Greater Augusta Sports Council. This award is named after former Oakland Raiders all-pro punter Ray Guy. 2012 Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech 2011 Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech 2010 Chas Henry, Florida 2009 Drew Butler, Georgia 2008 Matt Fodge, Oklahoma State 2007 Durant Brooks, Georgia Tech 2006 Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor 2005 Ryan Plackemeier, Wake Forest 2004 Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor 2003 B.J. Sander, Ohio State 2002 Mark Mariscal, Colorado 2001 Travis Dorsch, Purdue 2000 Kevin Stemke, Wisconsin

RIMINGTON TROPHY

First presented in 2000 to honor the nation’s top collegiate center. Presented by the Boomer Esiason Foundation. This award is named after former University of Nebraska center Dave Rimington. 2012 Barrett Jones, Alabama 2011 David Molk, Michigan 2010 Jake Kirkpatrick, TCU 2009 Maurkice Pouncey, Florida 2008 A.Q, Shipley, Penn State 2007 Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas 2006 Dan Mozes, West Virginia 2005 Greg Eslinger, Minnesota 2004 Ben Wilkerson, LSU/ David Baas, Michigan 2003 Jake Grove, Virginia Tech 2002 Brett Romberg, Miami 2001 LeCharles Bentley, Ohio State 2000 Dominic Raiola, Nebraska

PAUL “BEAR” BRYANT AWARD

First presented in 1957 to honor the nation’s top collegiate head coach. Sponsored by the Touchdown Club of Houston and voted on by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. This award is named after Paul “Bear” Bryant, one of college football’s winningest head coaches. 2012 Bill O’Brien, Penn State 2011 Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State 2010 Gene Chizik Auburn 2009 Chris Petersen, Boise State 2008 Kyle Whittingham, Utah 2007 Mark Mangino, Kansas 2006 Chris Petersen, Boise State 2005 Mack Brown, Texas 2004 Tommy Tuberville, Auburn 2003 Nick Saban, LSU 2002 Jim Tressel, Ohio State 2001 Larry Coker, Miami 2000 Bob Stoops, Oklahoma 1999 Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech 1998 Bill Snyder, Kansas State 1997 Lloyd Carr, Michigan 1996 Bruce Snyder, Arizona State 1995 Gary Barnett, Northwestern 1994 Rick Brooks, Oregon 1993 Terry Bowden, Auburn 1992 Gene Stallings, Alabama 1991 Don James, Washington 1990 Bobby Ross, Georgia Tech 1989 Bill McCartney, Colorado 1988 Lou Holtz, Notre Dame 1987 Dick MacPherson, Syracuse 1986 Joe Paterno, Penn State 1985 Fisher DeBerry, Air Force 1984 La Vell Edwards, BYU 1983 Howard Schnellenberger, Miami 1982 Joe Paterno, Penn State 1981 Danny Ford, Clemson 1980 Vince Dooley, Georgia 1979 Earle Bruce, Ohio State 1978 Joe Paterno, Penn State 1977 Lou Holtz, Arkansas 1976 Johnny Majors, Pittsburgh 1975 Woody Hayes, Ohio State 1974 Grant Teaff, Baylor 1973 Johnny Majors, Pittsburgh 1972 John McKay, USC 1971 Bob Devaney, Nebraska 1970 Alex Agase, Northwestern 1969 Bo Schembechler, Michigan 1968 Woody Hayes, Ohio State 1967 John Pont, Indiana 1966 Tom Cahill, Army 1965 Duffy Daugherty, Michigan State 1964 Ara Parseghian, Notre Dame 1963 Darrell Royal, Texas 1962 John McKay, USC 1961 Darrell Royal, Texas 1960 Murry Warmath, Minnesota 1959 Ben Schwartzwalder, Syracuse 1958 Paul Dietzel, LSU 1957 Woody Hayes, Ohio State


NATIONAL AWARDS EDDIE ROBINSON COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD

First presented in 1957 to honor the nation’s top collegiate head coach. Selected by the Football Writers Association of America. This award honors former Grambling State head coach Eddie Robinson, the winningest head coach in collage football history. 2012 Brian Kelly, Notre Dame 2011 Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State 2010 Chip Kelly, Oregon 2009 Gary Patterson, TCU 2008 Nick Saban, Alabama 2007 Mark Mangino, Kansas 2006 GREG SCHIANO, RUTGERS 2005 Charlie Weis, Notre Dame 2004 Tommy Tuberville, Auburn 2003 Nick Saban, LSU 2002 Jim Tressel, Ohio State 2001 Ralph Friedgen, Maryland 2000 Bob Stoops, Oklahoma 1999 Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech 1998 Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee 1997 Mike Price, Washington State 1996 Bruce Snyder, Arizona State 1995 Gary Barnett, Northwestern 1994 Rick Brooks, Oregon 1993 Terry Bowden, Auburn 1992 Gene Stallings, Alabama 1991 Don James, Washington 1990 Bobby Ross, Georgia Tech 1989 Bill McCartney, Colorado 1988 Lou Holtz, Notre Dame 1987 Dick MacPherson, Syracuse 1986 Joe Paterno, Penn State 1985 Fisher DeBerry, Air Force 1984 La Vell Edwards, BYU 1983 Howard Schnellenberger, Miami 1982 Joe Paterno, Penn State 1981 Danny Ford, Clemson 1980 Vince Dooley, Georgia 1979 Earle Bruce, Ohio State 1978 Joe Paterno, Penn State 1977 Lou Holtz, Arkansas 1976 Johnny Majors, Pittsburgh 1975 Woody Hayes, Ohio State 1974 Grant Teaff, Baylor 1973 Johnny Majors, Pittsburgh 1972 John McKay, USC 1971 Bob Devaney, Nebraska 1970 Alex Agase, Northwestern 1969 Bo Schembechler, Michigan 1968 Woody Hayes, Ohio State 1967 John Pont, Indiana 1966 Tom Cahill, Army 1965 Duffy Daugherty, Michigan State 1964 Ara Parseghian, Notre Dame 1963 Darrell Royal, Texas 1962 John McKay, USC 1961 Darrell Royal, Texas 1960 Murry Warmath, Minnesota 1959 Ben Schwartzwalder, Syracuse 1958 Paul Dietzel, LSU 1957 Woody Hayes, Ohio State

CONSENSUS ALL-AMERICA

The following is a list of players from American Athletic Conference institutions who were consensus All-America (players who were accorded a majority of votes at their positions by the national selectors). Unanimous selections are indicated by (*). CINCINNATI 2008 Kevin Huber, P 2007 Kevin Huber, P 2000 Jonathan Ruffin, PK HOUSTON 1989 1988 1980 1976 1970 1969 1967

Andre Ware, QB Jason Phillips, WR Leonard Mitchell, DL Wilson Whitley, DL Elmo Wright, E Bill Bridges, OL Rich Stotter, OL

LOUISVILLE 2005 Elvis Dumervil, DE* MEMPHIS 1992 Joe Allison, K RUTGERS 1995 1961 1918 1917

Marco Battaglia, TE* Alex Kroll, C Paul Robeson, E Paul Robeson, E

USF 2007

George Selvie, DE

SMU 1985 1983 1982 1980 1978 1974 1972 1968 1966 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1935

Reggie Dupard, RB Russell Carter, DB Eric Dickerson, RB John Simmons, DB Emanuel Tolbert, WR Louie Kelcher, DL Robert Popelka, DB Jerry Levias, E John Lagrone, DL Dick Hightower, L Kyle Rote, B Doak Walker, B Doak Walker, B Doak Walker, B JC Wetsel, L Bobby Wilson, B

TEMPLE 1986 1985

Paul Palmer, RB John Rienstra, OL

ESPN THE MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA

Since 1952, Academic All-America teams have been selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America: UCF 2007

Keith Shologan, DL

CINCINNATI 1979 Edward Koboves, OG 1981 Kari Yli-Renko, OT 1983 Jason Stargell, WR 1989 Jeff Jones, P 1990 Kyle Stroh, DL 1991 Kris Bjorson, TE UCONN 1973 1976 1977 1978

Robert Bundy, OG William Leahy, C Darryl Schwartz, RB William Leahy, C William Leahy, OL

HOUSTON 1964 Horst Paul, E 1976 Mark Mohr, DB Kevin Rollwage, OT 1977 Kevin Rollwage, OT 1988 Keith Jenkins, DL LOUISVILLE 1974 Walter Peacock, RB 2006 Brian Brohm, QB 2007 Daniel Barlow, OL Brian Brohm, QB MEMPHIS 1992 Gary Bouldin, TE Pat Jansen, DL 2007 Brandon Patterson, DB RUTGERS 1989 Steven Tardy, OL 2002 Nathan Jones, DB 2003 Nathan Jones, DB 2007 Brandon Renkart, LB USF 2011

Chaz Hine, OL

SMU 1952 1953 1954 1955 1957 1958 1962 1966 1968 1970 1972 1981 1983 1985 1986 1989 1992 2009

Dave Powell, E Darrell Lafitte, G Raymond Berry, E (Hall of Fame) David Hawk, G Tom Koenig, G Tom Koenig, G Raymond Schoenke John LaGrone, MG Lynn Thornhill, OG Jerry Levias, OE Vic Brittain, DT Andy Duvall, DB Cleve Whitener, LB Gordon McAdams, C Brian O’Meara, T Monte Goen, LB Douglas Rice Mitchell Glieber, WR James Brabham, DB Mitch Enright, OL

TEMPLE 1973 Dwight Fulton, DB

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ASSOCIATED PRESS POLLS 1936

1939

1937

1940

1. Minnesota 2. Louisiana State 3. Pittsburgh 4. Alabama 5. Washington 6. Santa Clara 7. Northwestern 8. Notre Dame 9. Nebraska 10. Pennsylvania 11. Duke 12. Yale 13. Dartmouth 14. Duquesne 15. Fordham 16. Texas Christian 17. Tennessee 18. Arkansas Navy 20. Marquette 1. Pittsburgh 2. California 3. Fordham 4. Alabama 5. Minnesota 6. Villanova 7. Dartmouth 8. Louisiana State 9. Notre Dame Santa Clara 11. Nebraska 12. Yale 13. Ohio State 14. Holy Cross Arkansas 16. Texas Christian 17. Colorado 18. Rice 19. North Carolina 20. Duke

1938

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Texas Christian Tennessee Duke Oklahoma Notre Dame Carnegie Mellon USC Pittsburgh Holy Cross Minnesota Texas Tech Cornell Alabama California Fordham Michigan Northwestern Villanova Tulane Dartmouth

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

1941

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Texas A&M Tennessee USC Cornell Tulane Missouri UCLA Duke Iowa Duquesne Boston College Clemson Notre Dame Santa Clara Ohio State Georgia Tech Fordham Nebraska Oklahoma Michigan Minnesota Stanford Michigan Tennessee Boston College Texas A&M Northwestern Nebraska Mississippi State Washington Santa Clara Fordham Georgetown Pennsylvania Cornell SMU Hardin-Simmons Duke Lafayette Minnesota Duke Notre Dame Texas Michigan Fordham Missouri Duquesne Texas A&M Navy Northwestern Oregon State Ohio State Georgia Pennsylvania Mississippi State Mississippi Tennessee Washington State Alabama

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1942

1. Ohio State 2. Georgia 3. Wisconsin 4. Tulsa 5. Georgia Tech 6. Notre Dame 7. Tennessee 8. Boston College 9. Michigan 10. Alabama 11. Texas 12. Stanford 13. UCLA 14. William & Mary 15. Santa Clara 16. Auburn 17. Washington State 18. Mississippi State 19. Holy Cross Minnesota Penn State

1943

1. Notre Dame 2. Iowa Pre-Flight 3. Michigan 4. Navy 5. Purdue 6. Great Lakes 7. Duke 8. Del Monte P-F 9. Northwestern 10. March Field 11. Army 12. Washington 13. Georgia Tech 14. Texas 15. Tulsa 16. Dartmouth 17. Bainbridge NTS 18. Colorado College 19. Pacific 20. Pennsylvania

1944

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Army Ohio State Randolph Field Navy Bainbridge NTS Iowa Pre-Flight USC Michigan Notre Dame March Field Duke Tennessee Georgia Tech Norman P-F Illinois El Toro Marines Great Lakes Fort Pierce St. Mary’s P-F 2nd Air Force

1945

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

1946

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

1947* 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Army Alabama Navy Indiana Oklahoma State Michigan St. Mary’s (Calif.) Pennsylvania Notre Dame Texas USC Ohio State Duke Tennessee Louisiana State Holy Cross Tulsa Georgia Wake Forest Columbia Notre Dame Army Georgia UCLA Illinois Michigan Tennessee Louisiana State North Carolina Rice Georgia Tech Yale Pennsylvania Oklahoma Texas Arkansas Tulsa NC State Delaware Indiana Notre Dame Michigan SMU Penn State Texas Alabama Pennsylvania USC North Carolina Georgia Tech Army Kansas Mississippi William & Mary California Oklahoma NC State Rice Duke Columbia

1948

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Michigan Notre Dame North Carolina California Oklahoma Army Northwestern Georgia Oregon SMU Clemson Vanderbilt Tulane Michigan State Mississippi Minnesota William & Mary Penn State Cornell Wake Forest

1949

1. Notre Dame 2. Oklahoma 3. California 4. Army 5. Rice 6. Ohio State 7. Michigan 8. Minnesota 9. Louisiana State 10. Pacific 11. Kentucky 12. Cornell 13. Villanova 14. Maryland 15. Santa Clara 16. North Carolina 17. Tennessee 18. Princeton 19. Michigan State 20. Missouri Baylor

1950

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Oklahoma Army Texas Tennessee California Princeton Kentucky Michigan State Michigan Clemson Washington Wyoming Illinois Ohio State Miami Alabama Nebraska Washington & Lee Tulsa Tulane

1951

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

1952

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

1953

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Tennessee Michigan State Maryland Illinois Georgia Tech Princeton Stanford Wisconsin Baylor Oklahoma Texas Christian California Virginia San Francisco Kentucky Boston University UCLA Washington State Holy Cross Clemson Michigan State Georgia Tech Notre Dame Oklahoma USC UCLA Mississippi Tennessee Alabama Texas Wisconsin Tulsa Maryland Syracuse Florida Duke Ohio State Purdue Princeton Kentucky Maryland Notre Dame Michigan State Oklahoma UCLA Rice Illinois Georgia Tech Iowa West Virginia Texas Texas Tech Alabama Army Wisconsin Kentucky Auburn Duke Stanford Michigan


ASSOCIATED PRESS POLLS 1954

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

1955

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

1956

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Ohio State UCLA Oklahoma Notre Dame Navy Mississippi Army Maryland Wisconsin Arkansas Miami West Virginia Auburn Duke Michigan Virginia Tech USC Baylor Rice Penn State Oklahoma Michigan State Maryland UCLA Ohio State Texas Christian Georgia Tech Auburn Notre Dame Mississippi Pittsburgh Michigan USC Miami Miami (Ohio) Stanford Texas A&M Navy West Virginia Army Oklahoma Tennessee Iowa Georgia Tech Texas A&M Miami Michigan Syracuse Michigan State Oregon State Baylor Minnesota Pittsburgh Texas Christian Ohio State Navy George Washington USC Clemson Colorado

1957

1. Auburn 2. Ohio State 3. Michigan State 4. Oklahoma 5. Navy 6. Iowa 7. Mississippi 8. Rice 9. Texas A&M 10. Notre Dame 11. Texas 12. Arizona State 13. Tennessee 14. Mississippi State 15. NC State 16. Duke 17. Florida 18. Army 19. Wisconsin 20. Virginia Military

1958

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

1959

Louisiana State Iowa Army Auburn Oklahoma Air Force Wisconsin Ohio State Syracuse Texas Christian Mississippi Clemson Purdue Florida South Carolina California Notre Dame SMU Oklahoma State RUTGERS

1. Syracuse 2. Mississippi 3. Louisiana State 4. Texas 5. Georgia 6. Wisconsin 7. Texas Christian 8. Washington 9. Arkansas 10. Alabama 11. Clemson 12. Penn State 13. Illinois 14. USC 15. Oklahoma 16. Wyoming 17. Notre Dame 18. Missouri 19. Florida 20. Pittsburgh

1960

1. Minnesota 2. Mississippi 3. Iowa 4. Navy 5. Missouri 6. Washington 7. Arkansas 8. Ohio State 9. Alabama 10. Duke 11. Kansas 12. Baylor 13. Auburn 14. Yale 15. Michigan State 16. Penn State 17. New Mexico State 18. Florida 19. Purdue Syracuse

1961

1. Alabama 2. Ohio State 3. Texas 4. Louisiana State 5. Mississippi 6. Minnesota 7. Colorado 8. Michigan State 9. Arkansas 10. Utah State 11. Missouri 12. Purdue 13. Georgia Tech 14. Syracuse 15. RUTGERS 16. UCLA 17. Arizona Penn State Rice 20. Duke

1962

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1963

USC Wisconsin Mississippi Texas Alabama Arkansas Louisiana State Oklahoma Penn State Minnesota

1. Texas 2. Navy 3. Illinois 4. Pittsburgh 5. Auburn 6. Nebraska 7. Mississippi 8. Alabama 9. Oklahoma 10. Michigan State

1964

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Alabama Arkansas Notre Dame Michigan Texas Nebraska Louisiana State Oregon State Ohio State USC

1965

1. Alabama 2. Michigan State 3. Arkansas 4. UCLA 5. Nebraska 6. Missouri 7. Tennessee 8. Louisiana State 9. Notre Dame 10. USC

1966

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Notre Dame Michigan State Alabama Georgia UCLA Nebraska Purdue Georgia Tech Miami SMU

1967

1. USC 2. Tennessee 3. Oklahoma 4. Indiana 5. Notre Dame 6. Wyoming 7. Oregon State 8. Alabama 9. Purdue 10. Penn State

1968

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Ohio State Penn State Texas USC Notre Dame Arkansas Kansas Georgia Missouri Purdue Oklahoma Michigan Tennessee SMU Oregon State Auburn Alabama HOUSTON Louisiana State Ohio

1969

1972

1970

1973

1. Texas 2. Penn State 3. USC 4. Ohio State 5. Notre Dame 6. Missouri 7. Arkansas 8. Mississippi 9. Michigan 10. Louisiana State 11. Nebraska 12. HOUSTON 13. UCLA 14. Florida 15. Tennessee 16. Colorado 17. West Virginia 18. Purdue 19. Stanford 20. Auburn 1. Nebraska 2. Notre Dame 3. Texas 4. Tennessee 5. Ohio State 6. Arizona State 7. Louisiana State 8. Stanford 9. Michigan 10. Auburn 11. Arkansas 12. Toledo 13. Georgia Tech 14. Dartmouth 15. USC 16. Air Force 17. Tulane 18. Penn State 19. HOUSTON 20. Mississippi Oklahoma

1971

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Nebraska Oklahoma Colorado Alabama Penn State Michigan Georgia Arizona State Tennessee Stanford Louisiana State Auburn Notre Dame Toledo Mississippi Arkansas HOUSTON Texas Washington USC

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

USC Oklahoma Texas Nebraska Auburn Michigan Alabama Tennessee Ohio State Penn State Louisiana State North Carolina Arizona State Notre Dame UCLA Colorado NC State Louisville Washington State Georgia Tech

1. Notre Dame 2. Ohio State 3. Oklahoma 4. Alabama 5. Penn State 6. Michigan 7. Nebraska 8. USC 9. Arizona State HOUSTON 11. Texas Tech 12. UCLA 13. Louisiana State 14. Texas 15. Miami (Ohio) 16. NC State 17. Missouri 18. Kansas 19. Tennessee 20. Maryland Tulane

1974

1. Oklahoma 2. USC 3. Michigan 4. Ohio State 5. Alabama 6. Notre Dame 7. Penn State 8. Auburn 9. Nebraska 10. Miami (Ohio) 11. NC State 12. Michigan State 13. Maryland 14. Baylor 15. Florida 16. Texas A&M 17. Mississippi State Texas 19. HOUSTON 20. Tennessee

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ASSOCIATED PRESS POLLS 1975

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

1976

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

1977

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Oklahoma Arizona State Alabama Ohio State UCLA Texas Arkansas Michigan Nebraska Penn State Texas A&M Miami (Ohio) Maryland California Pittsburgh Colorado USC Arizona Georgia West Virginia Pittsburgh USC Michigan HOUSTON Oklahoma Ohio State Texas A&M Maryland Nebraska Georgia Alabama Notre Dame Texas Tech Oklahoma State UCLA Colorado RUTGERS Kentucky Iowa State Mississippi State Notre Dame Alabama Arkansas Texas Penn State Kentucky Oklahoma Pittsburgh Michigan Washington Ohio State Nebraska USC Florida State Stanford San Diego State North Carolina Arizona State Clemson Brigham Young

1978

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

1979

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

1980

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Alabama USC Oklahoma Penn State Michigan Clemson Notre Dame Nebraska Texas HOUSTON Arkansas Michigan State Purdue UCLA Missouri Georgia Stanford NC State Texas A&M Maryland Alabama USC Oklahoma Ohio State HOUSTON Florida State Pittsburgh Arkansas Nebraska Purdue Washington Texas Brigham Young Baylor North Carolina Auburn Temple Michigan Indiana Penn State Georgia Pittsburgh Oklahoma Michigan Florida State Alabama Nebraska Penn State Notre Dame North Carolina USC Brigham Young UCLA Baylor Ohio State Washington Purdue Miami Mississippi State SMU

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1981

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

1982

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

1983

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Clemson Texas Penn State Pittsburgh SMU Georgia Alabama Miami North Carolina Washington Nebraska Michigan Brigham Young USC Ohio State Arizona State West Virginia Iowa Missouri Oklahoma Penn State SMU Nebraska Georgia UCLA Arizona State Washington Clemson Arkansas Pittsburgh Louisiana State Ohio State Florida State Auburn USC Oklahoma Texas North Carolina West Virginia Maryland Miami Nebraska Auburn Georgia Texas Florida Brigham Young Michigan Ohio State Illinois Clemson SMU Air Force Iowa Alabama West Virginia UCLA Pittsburgh Boston College East Carolina

1984

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

1985

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

1986

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Brigham Young Washington Florida Nebraska Boston College Oklahoma Oklahoma State SMU UCLA USC South Carolina Maryland Ohio State Auburn Louisiana State Iowa Florida State Miami Kentucky Virginia Oklahoma Michigan Penn State Tennessee Florida Texas A&M UCLA Air Force Miami Iowa Nebraska Arkansas Alabama Ohio State Florida State Brigham Young Baylor Maryland Georgia Tech Louisiana State Penn State Miami Oklahoma Arizona State Nebraska Auburn Ohio State Michigan Alabama Louisiana State Arizona Baylor Texas A&M UCLA Arkansas Iowa Clemson Washington Boston College Virginia Tech

1987

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Miami Florida State Oklahoma Syracuse Louisiana State Nebraska Auburn Michigan State UCLA Texas A&M Oklahoma State Clemson Georgia Tennessee South Carolina Iowa Notre Dame USC Michigan Arizona State

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Notre Dame Miami Florida State Michigan West Virginia UCLA USC Auburn Clemson Nebraska Oklahoma State Arkansas Syracuse Oklahoma Georgia Washington State Alabama HOUSTON Louisiana State Indiana

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Miami Notre Dame Florida State Colorado Tennessee Auburn Michigan USC Alabama Illinois Nebraska Clemson Arkansas HOUSTON Penn State Michigan State Pittsburgh Virginia Texas Tech Texas A&M West Virginia Brigham Young Washington Ohio State Arizona

1988

1989

1990

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

1991

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Colorado Georgia Tech Miami Florida State Washington Notre Dame Michigan Tennessee Clemson HOUSTON Penn State Texas Florida Louisville Texas A&M Michigan State Oklahoma Iowa Auburn USC Mississippi Brigham Young Virginia Nebraska Illinois Miami Washington Penn State Florida State Alabama Michigan Florida California East Carolina Iowa Syracuse Texas A&M Notre Dame Tennessee Nebraska Oklahoma Georgia Clemson UCLA Colorado Tulsa Stanford Brigham Young NC State Air Force


ASSOCIATED PRESS POLLS 1992

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

1993

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Alabama Florida State Miami Notre Dame Michigan Syracuse Texas A&M Georgia Stanford Florida Washington Tennessee Colorado Nebraska Washington State Mississippi NC State Ohio State North Carolina Hawaii Boston College Kansas Mississippi State Fresno State Wake Forest Florida State Notre Dame Nebraska Auburn Florida Wisconsin West Virginia Penn State Texas A&M Arizona Ohio State Tennessee Boston College Alabama Miami Colorado Oklahoma UCLA North Carolina Kansas State Michigan Virginia Tech Clemson LOUISVILLE California

1994

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

1995

Nebraska Penn State Colorado Florida State Alabama Miami Florida Texas A&M Auburn Utah Oregon Michigan USC Ohio State Virginia Colorado State NC State Brigham Young Kansas State Arizona Washington State Tennessee Boston College Mississippi State Texas

1. Nebraska 2. Florida 3. Tennessee 4. Florida State 5. Colorado 6. Ohio State 7. Kansas State 8. Northwestern 9. Kansas 10. Virginia Tech 11. Notre Dame 12. USC 13. Penn State 14. Texas 15. Texas A&M 16. Virginia 17. Michigan 18. Oregon 19. Syracuse 20. Miami 21. Alabama 22. Auburn 23. Texas Tech 24. Toledo 25. Iowa

1996

1998

2000

2002

1997

1999

2001

2003

1. Florida 2. Ohio State 3. Florida State 4. Arizona State 5. Brigham Young 6. Nebraska 7. Penn State 8. Colorado 9. Tennessee 10. North Carolina 11. Alabama 12. Louisiana State 13. Virginia Tech 14. Miami 15. Northwestern 16. Washington 17. Kansas State 18. Iowa 19. Notre Dame 20. Michigan 21. Syracuse 22. Wyoming 23. Texas 24. Auburn 25. Army 1. Michigan 2. Nebraska 3. Florida State 4. Florida 5. UCLA 6. North Carolina 7. Tennessee 8. Kansas State 9. Washington State 10. Georgia 11. Auburn 12. Ohio State 13. Louisiana State 14. Arizona State 15. Purdue 16. Penn State 17. Colorado State 18. Washington 19. Southern Miss 20. Texas A&M 21. Syracuse 22. Mississippi 23. Missouri 24. Oklahoma State 25. Georgia Tech

1. Tennessee 2. Ohio State 3. Florida State 4. Arizona 5. Florida 6. Wisconsin 7. Tulane 8. UCLA 9. Georgia Tech 10. Kansas State 11. Texas A&M 12. Michigan 13. Air Force 14. Georgia 5. Texas 16. Arkansas 17. Penn State 18. Virginia 19. Nebraska 20. Miami 21. Missouri 22. Notre Dame 23. Virginia Tech 24. Purdue 25. Syracuse 1. Florida State 2. Virginia Tech 3. Nebraska 4. Wisconsin 5. Michigan 6. Kansas State 7. Michigan State 8. Alabama 9. Tennessee 10. Marshall 11. Penn State 12. Florida 13. Mississippi State 14. Southern Miss 15. Miami 16. Georgia 17. Arkansas 18. Minnesota 19. Oregon 20. Georgia Tech 21. Texas 22. Mississippi 23. Texas A&M 24. Illinois 25. Purdue

1. Oklahoma 2. Miami 3. Washington 4. Oregon State 5. Florida State 6. Virginia Tech 7. Oregon 8. Nebraska 9. Kansas State 10. Florida 11. Michigan 12. Texas 13. Purdue 14. Colorado State 15. Notre Dame 16. Clemson 17. Georgia Tech 18. Auburn 19. South Carolina 20. Georgia 21. Texas Christian 22. Louisiana State 23. Wisconsin 24. Mississippi State 25. Iowa State 1. Miami 2. Oregon 3. Florida 4. Tennessee 5. Texas 6. Oklahoma 7. Louisiana State 8. Nebraska 9. Colorado 10. Washington State 11. Maryland 12. Illinois 13. South Carolina 14. Syracuse 15. Florida State 16. Stanford 17. LOUISVILLE 18. Virginia Tech 19. Washington 20. Michigan 21. Boston College 22. Georgia 23. Toledo 24. Georgia Tech 25. Brigham Young

1. Ohio State 2. Miami 3. Georgia 4. USC 5. Oklahoma 6. Texas 7. Kansas State 8. Iowa 9. Michigan 10. Washington State 11. Alabama 12. NC State 13. Maryland 14. Auburn 15. Boise State 16. Penn State 17. Notre Dame 18. Virginia Tech 19. Pittsburgh 20. Colorado 21. Florida State 22. Virginia 23. Texas Christian 24. Marshall 25. West Virginia 1. USC 2. Louisiana State 3. Oklahoma 4. Ohio State 5. Miami 6. Michigan 7. Georgia 8. Iowa 9. Washington State 10. Miami (Ohio) 11. Florida State 12. Texas 13. Mississippi 14. Kansas State 15. Tennessee 16. Boise State 17. Maryland 18. Purdue 19. Nebraska 20. Minnesota 21. Utah 22. Clemson 23. Bowling Green 24. Florida 25. Texas Christian

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ASSOCIATED PRESS POLLS 2004

1. USC 2. Auburn 3. Oklahoma 4. Utah 5. Texas 6. Louisville 7. Georgia 8. Iowa 9. California 10. Virginia Tech 11. Miami (Fla.) 12. Boise State 13. Tennessee 14. Michigan 15. Florida State 16. LSU 17. Wisconsin 18. Texas Tech 19. Arizona State 20. Ohio State 21. Boston College 22. Fresno State 23. Virginia 24. Navy 25. Pittsburgh

2005

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 12. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Texas USC Penn State Ohio State West Virginia LSU Virginia Tech Alabama Notre Dame Georgia TCU Florida Oregon Auburn Wisconsin UCLA Miami Boston College LOUISVILLE Texas Tech Clemson Oklahoma Florida State Nebraska California

2006

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Florida Ohio State LSU USC Boise State LOUISVILLE Wisconsin Michigan Auburn West Virginia Oklahoma RUTGERS Texas California Arkansas Brigham Young Notre Dame Wake Forest Virginia Tech Boston College Oregon State TCU Georgia Penn State Tennessee

2007

1. Louisiana State 2. Georgia 3. USC 4. Missouri 5. Ohio State 6. West Virginia 7. Kansas 8. Oklahoma 9. Virginia Tech 10. Texas Boston College 12. Tennessee 13. Florida 14. Brigham Young 15. Auburn 16. Arizona State 17. CINCINNATI 18. Michigan 19. Hawaii 20. Illinois 21. Clemson 22. Texas Tech 23. Oregon 24. Wisconsin 25. Oregon State

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2008

2010

2012

2009

2011

*On January 6, 1948, in a special postseason poll after the Rose Bowl, the Associated Press voted Michigan No. 1 and Notre Dame No. 2. However, the postseason poll did not supersede the final regular-season poll of December 6, 1947

1. Florida 2. Utah 3. USC 4. Texas 5. Oklahoma 6. Alabama 7. TCU 8. Penn State 9. Ohio State 10. Oregon 11. Boise State 12. Texas Tech 13. Georgia 14. Mississippi 15. Virginia Tech 16. Oklahoma State 17. CINCINNATI 18. Oregon State 19. Missouri 20. Iowa 21. Florida State 22. Georgia Tech 23. West Virginia 24. Michigan State 25. Brigham Young 1. Alabama 2. Texas 3. Florida 4. Boise State 5. Ohio State 6. TCU 7. Iowa 8. CINCINNATI 9. Penn State 10. Virginia Tech 11. Oregon 12. Brigham Young 13. Georgia Tech 14. Nebraska 15. Pittsburgh 16. Wisconsin 17. LSU 18. Utah 19. Miami 20. Mississippi 21. Texas Tech 22. USC 23. Central Michigan 24. Clemson 25. West Virginia

1. Auburn 2. TCU 3. Oregon 4. Stanford 5. Ohio State 6. Oklahoma 7. Wisconsin 8. LSU 9. Boise State 10. Alabama 11. Nevada 12. Arkansas 13. Oklahoma State 14. Michigan State 15. Mississippi State 16. Virginia Tech 17. Florida State 18. Missouri 19. Texas A&M 20. Nebraska 21. UCF 22. South Carolina 23. Maryland 24. Tulsa 25. NC State 1. Alabama 2. LSU 3. Oklahoma State 4. Oregon 5. Arkansas 6. USC 7. Stanford 8. Boise State 9. South Carolina 10. Wisconsin 11. Michigan State 12. Michigan 13. Baylor 14. TCU 15. Kansas State 16. Oklahoma 17. West Virginia 18. HOUSTON 19. Georgia 20. Southern Miss 21. Virginia Tech 22. Clemson 23. Florida State 24. Nebraska 25. CINCINNATI

1. Alabama 2. Oregon 3. Ohio State 4. Notre Dame 5. Georgia Texas A&M 7. Stanford 8. South Carolina 9. Florida 10. Florida State 11. Clemson 12. Kansas State 13. LOUISVILLE 14. LSU 15. Oklahoma 16. Utah State 17. Northwestern 18. Boise State 19. Texas 20. Oregon State 21. San Jose State 22. Northern Illinois 23. Vanderbilt 24. Michigan 25. Nebraska


UPI FINAL POLLS 1950

1. Oklahoma 2. Texas 3. Tennessee 4. California 5. Army 6. Michigan 7. Kentucky 8. Princeton 9. Michigan State 10. Ohio State 11. Illinois 12. Clemson 13. Miami 14. Wyoming 15. Baylor Washington 17. Alabama 18. Washington & Lee 19. Navy 20. Cornell Nebraska Wisconsin

1951

1. Tennessee 2. Michigan State 3. Illinois 4. Maryland 5. Georgia Tech 6. Princeton 7. Stanford 8. Wisconsin 9. Baylor 10. Texas Christian 11. Oklahoma 12. California 13. Notre Dame 14. Purdue San Francisco Washington State 17. Holy Cross Kentucky UCLA 20. Kansas

1952

1. Michigan State 2. Georgia Tech 3. Notre Dame 4. Oklahoma USC 6. UCLA 7. Mississippi 8. Tennessee 9. Alabama 10. Wisconsin 11. Texas 12. Purdue 13. Maryland 14. Princeton 15. Ohio State Pittsburgh 17. Navy 18. Duke 19. HOUSTON Kentucky

1953

1956

1954

1957

1955

1958

1. Maryland 2. Notre Dame 3. Michigan State 4. UCLA 5. Oklahoma 6. Rice 7. Illinois 8. Texas 9. Georgia Tech 10. Iowa 11. Alabama 12. Texas Tech 13. West Virginia 14. Wisconsin 15. Kentucky 16. Army 17. Stanford 18. Duke 19. Michigan 20. Ohio State 1. UCLA 2. Ohio State 3. Oklahoma 4. Notre Dame 5. Navy 6. Mississippi 7. Army 8. Arkansas 9. Miami 10. Wisconsin 11. Georgia Tech Maryland USC 14. Duke 15. Michigan 16. Penn State 17. SMU 18. Denver 19. Rice 20. Baylor 1. Oklahoma 2. Michigan State 3. Maryland 4. UCLA 5. Ohio State 6. Texas Christian 7. Georgia Tech 8. Auburn 9. Mississippi 10. Notre Dame 11. Pittsburgh 12. USC 13. Michigan 14. Texas A&M 15. Army 16. Duke 17. West Virginia 18. Miami 19. Iowa 20. Miami (Ohio) Navy Stanford

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Oklahoma Tennessee Iowa Georgia Tech Texas A&M Miami Michigan Syracuse Minnesota Michigan State Baylor Pittsburgh Oregon State Texas Christian USC Wyoming Yale Colorado Navy Duke

1. Ohio State 2. Auburn 3. Michigan State 4. Oklahoma 5. Iowa 6. Navy 7. Rice 8. Mississippi 9. Notre Dame 10. Texas A&M 11. Texas 12. Arizona State 13. Army 14. Duke Wisconsin 16. Tennessee 17. Oregon 18. Clemson UCLA 20. NC State 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

Louisiana State Iowa Army Auburn Oklahoma Wisconsin Ohio State Air Force Texas Christian Syracuse Purdue Mississippi Clemson Notre Dame Florida California Northwestern SMU

1959

1962

1965

1960

1963

1966

1961

1964

1967

1. Syracuse 2. Mississippi 3. Louisiana State 4. Texas 5. Georgia 6. Wisconsin 7. Washington 8. Texas Christian 9. Arkansas 10. Penn State 11. Illinois 12. USC 13. Alabama 14. Pittsburgh 15. Oklahoma 16. Michigan State Northwestern 18. Wyoming 19. Auburn Missouri 1. Minnesota 2. Iowa 3. Mississippi 4. Missouri 5. Wisconsin 6. Navy 7. Arkansas 8. Ohio State 9. Kansas 10. Alabama 11. Baylor Duke Michigan State 14. Auburn 15. Purdue 16. Florida 17. Texas 18. Yale 19. New Mexico State Tennessee 1. Alabama 2. Ohio State 3. Louisiana State 4. Texas 5. Mississippi 6. Minnesota 7. Colorado 8. Arkansas 9. Michigan State 10. Utah State 11. Purdue Missouri 13. Georgia Tech 14. Duke 15. Kansas 16. Syracuse 17. Wyoming 18. Wisconsin 19. Miami Penn State

1. USC 2. Wisconsin 3. Mississippi 4. Texas 5. Alabama 6. Arkansas 7. Oklahoma 8. Louisiana State 9. Penn State 10. Minnesota 11. Georgia Tech 12. Missouri 13. Ohio State 14. Duke Washington 16. Northwestern Oregon State 18. Arizona State Illinois Miami 1. Texas 2. Navy 3. Pittsburgh 4. Illinois 5. Nebraska 6. Auburn 7. Mississippi 8. Oklahoma 9. Alabama 10. Michigan State 11. Mississippi State 12. Syracuse 13. Arizona State 14. MEMPHIS 15. Washington 16. Missouri Penn State USC 19. North Carolina 20. Baylor 1. Alabama 2. Arkansas 3. Notre Dame 4. Michigan 5. Texas 6. Nebraska 7. Louisiana State 8. Oregon State 9. Ohio State 10. USC 11. Florida State 12. Syracuse 13. Princeton 14. Penn State Utah 16. Illinois New Mexico 18. Missouri Tulsa 20. Michigan State Mississippi

1. Michigan State 2. Arkansas 3. Nebraska 4. Alabama 5. UCLA 6. Missouri 7. Tennessee 8. Notre Dame 9. USC 10. Texas Tech 11. Ohio State 12. Florida 13. Purdue 14. Louisiana State 15. Georgia 16. Tulsa 17. Mississippi 18. Kentucky 19. Syracuse 20. Colorado 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20

Notre Dame Michigan State Alabama Georgia UCLA Purdue Nebraska Georgia Tech SMU Miami Florida Mississippi Arkansas Tennessee Wyoming Syracuse HOUSTON USC Oregon State Virginia Tech

1. USC 2. Tennessee 3. Oklahoma 4. Notre Dame 5. Wyoming 6. Indiana 7. Alabama 8. Oregon State 9. Purdue 10. UCLA 11. Penn State 12. Syracuse 13. Colorado 14. Minnesota 15. Florida State 16. Miami 17. NC State 18. Georgia 19. HOUSTON 20. Arizona State

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UPI FINAL POLLS 1968

1. Ohio State 2. USC 3. Penn State 4. Georgia 5. Texas 6. Kansas 7. Tennessee 8. Notre Dame 9. Arkansas 10. Oklahoma 11. Purdue 12. Alabama 13. Oregon State 14. Florida State 15. Michigan 16. SMU 17. Missouri 18. Ohio Minnesota 20. HOUSTON Stanford

1969

1971

1. Nebraska 2. Alabama 3. Oklahoma 4. Michigan 5. Auburn 6. Arizona State 7. Colorado 8. Georgia 9. Tennessee 10. Louisiana State 11. Penn State 12. Texas 13. Toledo 14. HOUSTON 15. Notre Dame 16. Stanford 17. Iowa State 18. North Carolina 19. Florida State 20. Arkansas Mississippi

1972

1. Texas 2. Penn State 3. Arkansas 4. USC 5. Ohio State 6. Missouri 7. Louisiana State 8. Michigan 9. Notre Dame 10. UCLA 11. Tennessee 12. Nebraska 13. Mississippi 14. Stanford 15. Auburn 16. HOUSTON 17. Florida 18. Purdue San Diego State West Virginia

1. USC 2. Oklahoma 3. Ohio State 4. Alabama 5. Texas 6. Michigan 7. Auburn 8. Penn State 9. Nebraska 10. Louisiana State 11. Tennessee 12. Notre Dame 13. Arizona State 14. Colorado North Carolina 16. Louisville 17. UCLA Washington State 19. Utah State 20. San Diego State

1970

1973

1. Texas 2. Ohio State 3. Nebraska 4. Tennessee 5. Notre Dame 6. Louisiana State 7. Michigan 8. Arizona State 9. Auburn 10. Stanford 11. Air Force 12. Arkansas 13. HOUSTON Dartmouth 15. Oklahoma 16. Colorado 17. Georgia Tech Toledo 19. Penn State USC

1. Alabama 2. Oklahoma 3. Ohio State 4. Notre Dame 5. Penn State 6. Michigan 7. USC 8. Texas 9. UCLA 10. Arizona State 11. Nebraska Texas Tech 13. HOUSTON 14. Louisiana State 15. Kansas Tulane 17. Miami (Ohio) 18. Maryland 19. Florida San Diego State

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1974

1. USC 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Notre Dame 5. Michigan 6. Auburn 7. Penn State 8. Nebraska 9. NC State 10. Miami (Ohio) 11. HOUSTON 12. Florida 13. Maryland 14. Baylor 15. Texas A&M Tennessee 17. Mississippi State 18. Michigan State 19. Tulsa

1975

1. Oklahoma 2. Arizona State 3. Alabama 4. Ohio State 5. UCLA 6. Arkansas 7. Texas 8. Michigan 9. Nebraska 10. Penn State 11. Maryland 12. Texas A&M 13. Arizona Pittsburgh 15. California 16. Miami (Ohio) 17. Notre Dame West Virginia 19. Georgia USC

1976

1. Pittsburgh 2. USC 3. Michigan 4. HOUSTON 5. Ohio State 6. Oklahoma 7. Nebraska 8. Texas A&M 9. Alabama 10. Georgia 11. Maryland 12. Notre Dame 13. Texas Tech 14. Oklahoma State 15. UCLA 16. Colorado 17. RUTGERS 18. Iowa State 19. Baylor Kentucky

1977

1. Notre Dame 2. Alabama 3. Arkansas 4. Penn State 5. Texas 6. Oklahoma 7. Pittsburgh 8. Michigan 9. Washington 10. Nebraska 11. Florida State 12. Ohio State USC 14. North Carolina 15. Stanford 16. North Texas Brigham Young 18. Arizona State 19. NC State San Diego State

1978

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

1979

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

USC Alabama Oklahoma Penn State Michigan Notre Dame Clemson Nebraska Texas Arkansas HOUSTON UCLA Purdue Missouri Georgia Stanford Navy Texas A&M Arizona State NC State Alabama USC Oklahoma Ohio State HOUSTON Pittsburgh Nebraska Florida State Arkansas Purdue Washington Brigham Young Texas North Carolina Baylor Indiana Temple Penn State Michigan Missouri

1980

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

1981

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

1982

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Georgia Pittsburgh Oklahoma Michigan Florida State Alabama Nebraska Penn State North Carolina Notre Dame Brigham Young USC Baylor UCLA Ohio State Purdue Washington Miami Florida SMU Clemson Pittsburgh Penn State Texas Georgia Alabama Washington North Carolina Nebraska Michigan Brigham Young Ohio State USC Oklahoma Iowa Arkansas Mississippi State West Virginia Southern Miss Missouri Penn State SMU Nebraska Georgia UCLA Arizona State Washington Arkansas Pittsburgh Florida State Louisiana State Ohio State North Carolina Auburn Michigan Oklahoma Alabama Texas West Virginia Maryland

1983

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Miami Nebraska Auburn Georgia Texas Florida Brigham Young Ohio State Michigan Illinois SMU Alabama UCLA Iowa Air Force West Virginia Penn State Oklahoma State Pittsburgh Boston College

1984

1. Brigham Young 2. Washington 3. Nebraska 4. Boston College 5. Oklahoma State 6. Oklahoma 7. Florida 8. SMU 9. USC 10. UCLA 11. Maryland 12. Ohio State 13. South Carolina 14. Auburn 15. Iowa 16. Louisiana State 17. Virginia 18. West Virginia 19. Kentucky Florida State

1985

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Oklahoma Michigan Penn State Tennessee Air Force UCLA Texas A&M Miami Iowa Nebraska Ohio State Arkansas Florida State Alabama Baylor Fresno State Brigham Young Georgia Tech Maryland Louisiana State


UPI, USA TODAY FINAL POLLS 1986

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. LEGE 19. 20.

Penn State Miami Oklahoma Nebraska Arizona State Ohio State Michigan Auburn Alabama Arizona Louisiana State Texas A&M Baylor UCLA Iowa Arkansas Washington BOSTON COL-

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Miami Florida State Oklahoma Syracuse Louisiana State Nebraska Auburn Michigan State Texas A&M Clemson UCLA Oklahoma State Tennessee Georgia South Carolina Iowa USC Michigan Texas Indiana

1987

1988

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 19. 20.

Clemson Florida State

Notre Dame Miami Florida State Michigan West Virginia UCLA Auburn Clemson USC Nebraska Oklahoma State Syracuse Arkansas Oklahoma Georgia Washington State Alabama NC State Indiana Wyoming

1989

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 18. 19. 20.

1990

Miami Florida State Notre Dame Colorado Tennessee Auburn Alabama Michigan USC Illinois Clemson Nebraska Arkansas Penn State Virginia Texas Tech Michigan State Brigham Young Pittsburgh Washington

1. Georgia Tech 2. Colorado 3. Miami 4. Florida State 5. Washington 6. Notre Dame 7. Tennessee 8. Michigan 9. Clemson 10. Penn State 11. Texas 12. Louisville 13. Texas A&M 14. Michigan State 15. Virginia 16. Iowa 17. Brigham Young Nebraska 19. Auburn 20. San Jose State 21. Syracuse 22. USC 23. Mississippi 24. Illinois 25. Virginia Tech

1991

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

1992

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Washington Miami Penn State Florida State Alabama Michigan Florida California East Carolina Iowa Syracuse Notre Dame Texas A&M Tennessee Nebraska Oklahoma Clemson Colorado UCLA Georgia Tulsa Stanford NC State Brigham Young Ohio State Alabama Florida State Miami Notre Dame Michigan Syracuse Texas A&M Georgia Stanford Florida Washington Tennessee Colorado Nebraska Washington State Mississippi NC State North Carolina Ohio State Hawaii Boston College Kansas Fresno State Penn State Mississippi State

1993

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

1994

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Florida State Notre Dame Nebraska Florida Wisconsin Penn State West Virginia Arizona Texas A&M Ohio State Tennessee Boston College Alabama Miami Oklahoma UCLA Colorado Michigan Kansas State North Carolina Virginia Tech Louisville Clemson California USC Nebraska Penn State Colorado Florida State Alabama Miami Florida Utah Michigan Ohio State Oregon Brigham Young USC Colorado State Virginia Kansas State NC State Tennessee Washington State Arizona North Carolina Boston College Texas Virginia Tech Mississippi State

USA Today began issuing college football rankings with the 1982 season. The poll was the USA Today/ CNN poll through the 1996 season and has been the USA Today/ESPN poll since.

1982

1. Penn State 2. SMU 3. Nebraska 4. Georgia 5. UCLA 6. Arizona State 7. Pittsburgh 8. Arkansas 9. Clemson 10. Washington 11. Louisiana State 12. Florida State 13. Ohio State 14. USC 15. Oklahoma 16. Auburn 17. West Virginia 18. Maryland 19. North Carolina 20. Texas 21. Michigan 22. Alabama 23. Tulsa 24. Iowa 25. Florida

1983

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Miami Auburn Nebraska Georgia Texas Brigham Young Michigan Ohio State Florida Clemson Illinois SMU Alabama Air Force West Virginia Iowa Tennessee UCLA Pittsburgh Penn State Oklahoma Boston College Oklahoma State Maryland East Carolina

1984

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

1985

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Brigham Young Washington Florida Nebraska Oklahoma Boston College Oklahoma State SMU Maryland South Carolina USC UCLA Louisiana State Ohio State Auburn Miami Florida State Virginia Kentucky Iowa West Virginia Army Georgia Air Force Notre Dame

Oklahoma Penn State Michigan Tennessee Florida Miami Air Force Texas A&M UCLA Iowa Nebraska Alabama Ohio State Florida State Arkansas Brigham Young Maryland Georgia Tech Baylor Auburn Louisiana State Army Fresno State Georgia Oklahoma State

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USA TODAY POLLS 1986

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

1987

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Penn State Miami Oklahoma Nebraska Arizona State Ohio State Auburn Michigan Alabama Louisiana State Arizona Texas A&M UCLA Baylor Boston College Iowa Arkansas Clemson Washington Virginia Tech Florida State Stanford Georgia NC State San Diego State

Miami Florida State Oklahoma Syracuse Nebraska Louisiana State Auburn Michigan State Texas A&M UCLA Clemson Oklahoma State Georgia Tennessee Iowa Notre Dame USC South Carolina Michigan Texas Pittsburgh Indiana Penn State Ohio State Alabama

1988

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

1989

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Notre Dame Miami Florida State UCLA Michigan West Virginia USC Nebraska Auburn Clemson Oklahoma State Syracuse Oklahoma Arkansas Washington State Georgia Alabama NC State HOUSTON Indiana Wyoming Louisiana State Colorado Southern Miss Brigham Young

Miami Notre Dame Florida State Colorado Tennessee Auburn USC Michigan Alabama Illinois Nebraska Clemson Arkansas HOUSTON Penn State Virginia Michigan State Texas Tech Pittsburgh Texas A&M West Virginia Brigham Young Syracuse Ohio State Washington

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1990

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

1991

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Colorado Georgia Tech Miami Florida State Washington Notre Dame Tennessee Michigan Clemson Texas Penn State HOUSTON Florida Louisville Michigan State Texas A&M Oklahoma Iowa Auburn Brigham Young Mississippi USC Nebraska Illinois Virginia

Washington Miami Penn State Florida State Alabama Michigan California Florida East Carolina Iowa Syracuse Notre Dame Texas A&M Oklahoma Tennessee Nebraska Clemson UCLA Georgia Colorado Tulsa Stanford Brigham Young Air Force NC State

1992

1. Alabama 2. Florida State 3. Miami 4. Notre Dame 5. Michigan 6. Texas A&M 7. Syracuse 8. Georgia 9. Stanford 10. Washington 11. Florida 12. Tennessee 13. Colorado 14. Nebraska 15. NC State 16. Mississippi 17. Washington State 18. North Carolina 19. Ohio State 20. Hawaii 21. Boston College 22. Fresno State 23. Kansas 24. Penn State 25. Wake Forest

1993

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Florida State Notre Dame Nebraska Florida Wisconsin West Virginia Penn State Texas A&M Arizona Ohio State Tennessee Boston College Alabama Oklahoma Miami Colorado UCLA Kansas State Michigan Virginia Tech North Carolina Clemson Louisville California USC

1994

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

1995

Nebraska Penn State Colorado Alabama Florida State Miami Florida Utah Ohio State Brigham Young Oregon Michigan Virginia Colorado State USC Kansas State NC State Tennessee Washington Arizona North Carolina Boston College Texas Virginia Tech Mississippi State

1. Nebraska 2. Tennessee 3. Florida 4. Colorado 5. Florida State 6. Kansas State 7. Northwestern 8. Ohio State 9. Virginia Tech 10. Kansas 11. USC 12. Penn State 13. Notre Dame 14. Texas 15. Texas A&M 16. Syracuse 17. Virginia 18. Oregon 19. Michigan 20. Texas Tech 21. Auburn 22. Iowa 23. East Carolina 24. Toledo 25. Louisiana State

1996

1. Florida 2. Ohio State 3. Florida State 4. Arizona State 5. Brigham Young 6. Nebraska 7. Penn State 8. Colorado 9. Tennessee 10. North Carolina 11. Alabama 12. Virginia Tech 13. Louisiana State 14. Miami 15. Washington 16. Northwestern 17. Kansas State 18. Iowa 19. Syracuse 20. Michigan 21. Notre Dame 22. Wyoming 23. Texas 24. Army 25. Auburn

1997

1. Nebraska 2. Michigan 3. Florida State 4. North Carolina 5. UCLA 6. Florida 7. Kansas State 8. Tennessee 9. Washington State 10. Georgia 11. Auburn 12. Ohio State 13. Louisiana State 14. Arizona State 15. Purdue 16. Colorado State 17. Penn State 18. Washington 19. Southern Miss 20. Syracuse 21. Texas A&M 22. Mississippi 23. Missouri 24. Oklahoma State 25. Air Force


USA TODAY POLLS 1998

2000

2002

2004

1999

2001

2003

2005

1. Tennessee 2. Ohio State 3. Florida State 4. Arizona 5. Wisconsin 6. Florida 7. Tulane 8. UCLA 9. Kansas State 10. Air Force 11. Georgia Tech 12. Michigan 13. Texas A&M 14. Georgia 15. Penn State 16. Texas 17. Arkansas 18. Virginia 19. Virginia Tech 20. Nebraska 21. Miami 22. Notre Dame 23. Purdue 24. Syracuse 25. Missouri 1. Florida State 2. Nebraska 3. Virginia Tech 4. Wisconsin 5. Michigan 6. Kansas State 7. Michigan State 8. Alabama 9. Tennessee 10. Marshall 11. Penn State 12. Mississippi State 13. Southern Miss 14. Florida 15. Miami 16. Georgia 17. Minnesota 18. Oregon 19. Arkansas 20. Texas A&M 21. Georgia Tech 22. Mississippi 23. Texas 24. Stanford 25. Illinois

1. Oklahoma 2. Miami 3. Washington 4. Florida State 5. Oregon State 6. Virginia Tech 7. Nebraska 8. Kansas State 9. Oregon 10. Michigan 11. Florida 12. Texas 13. Purdue 14. Clemson 15. Colorado State 16. Notre Dame 17. Georgia 18. Texas Christian 19. Georgia Tech 20. Auburn 21. South Carolina 22. Mississippi State 23. Iowa State 24. Wisconsin 25. Tennessee 1. Miami 2. Oregon 3. Florida 4. Tennessee 5. Texas 6. Oklahoma 7. Nebraska 8. Louisiana State 9. Colorado 10. Maryland 11. Washington State 12. Illinois 13. South Carolina 14. Syracuse 15. Florida State 16. Louisville 17. Stanford 18. Virginia Tech 19. Washington 20. Michigan 21. Marshall 22. Toledo 23. Boston College 24. Brigham Young 25. Georgia Tech

1. Ohio State 2. Miami 3. Georgia 4. USC 5. Oklahoma 6. Kansas State 7. Texas 8. Iowa 9. Michigan 10. Washington State 11. NC State 12. Boise State 13. Maryland 14. Virginia Tech 15. Penn State 16. Auburn 17. Notre Dame 18. Pittsburgh 19. Marshall 20. West Virginia 21. Colorado 22. Texas Christian 23. Florida State 24. Florida 25. Virginia 1. Louisiana State 2. USC 3. Oklahoma 4. Ohio State 5. Miami 6. Georgia 7. Michigan 8. Iowa 9. Washington State 10. Florida State 11. Texas 12. Miami (Ohio) 13. Kansas State 14. Mississippi 15. Boise State 16. Tennessee 17. Minnesota 18. Nebraska 19. Purdue 20. Maryland 21. Utah 22. Clemson 23. Bowling Green 24. Texas Christian 25. Florida

1. USC 2. Auburn 3. Oklahoma 4. Texas 5. Utah 6. Georgia 7. LOUISVILLE 8. Iowa 9. California 10. Virginia Tech 11. Miami 12. Michigan 13. Boise State 14. Florida State 15. Tennessee 16. Louisiana State 17. Texas Tech 18. Wisconsin 19. Ohio State 20. Arizona State 21. Boston College 22. Fresno State 23. Virginia 24. Navy 25. Florida

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Texas USC Penn State Ohio State Louisiana State West Virginia Virginia Tech Alabama Texas Christian Georgia Notre Dame Oregon UCLA Auburn Wisconsin Florida Boston College Miami Texas Tech LOUISVILLE Clemson Oklahoma Florida State Nebraska California

2006

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Florida Ohio State Louisiana State USC Wisconsin Boise State LOUISVILLE Auburn Michigan West Virginia Oklahoma RUTGERS Texas California Brigham Young Arkansas Wake Forest Virginia Tech Notre Dame Boston College Texas Christian Oregon State Tennessee Hawaii Penn State

2007

1. Louisiana State 2. USC 3. Georgia 4. Ohio State 5. Missouri 6. West Virginia 7. Kansas 8. Oklahoma 9. Virginia Tech 10. Texas 11. Boston College 12. Tennessee 13. Arizona State 14. Auburn 15. Brigham Young 16. Florida 17. Hawaii 18. Illinois 19. Michigan 20. CINCINNATI 21. Wisconsin 22. Clemson 23. Texas Tech 24. Oregon 25. Penn State

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USA TODAY POLLS 2008

1. Florida 2. USC 3. Texas 4. Utah 5. Oklahoma 6. Alabama 7. Texas Christian 8. Penn State 9. Oregon 10. Georgia 11. Ohio State 12. Texas Tech 13. Boise State 14. Virginia Tech 15. Mississippi 16. Missouri 17. CINCINNATI 18. Oklahoma St. 19. Oregon State 20. Iowa 21. Brigham Young 22. Georgia Tech 23. Florida State 24. Michigan State 25. California

2009

1. Alabama 2. Texas 3. Florida 4. Boise State 5. Ohio State 6. TCU 7. Iowa 8. Penn State 9. CINCINNATI 10. Virginia Tech 11. Oregon 12. Brigham Young 13. Georgia Tech 14. Nebraska 15. Pittsburgh 16. Wisconsin 17. LSU 18. Utah 19. Miami 20. USC 21. Mississippi 22. West Virginia 23. Texas Tech 24. Central Michigan 25. Oklahoma State

2010

1. Auburn 2. TCU 3. Oregon 4. Stanford 5. Ohio State 6. Oklahoma 7. Boise State 8. LSU Wisconsin 10. Oklahoma State 11. Alabama 12. Arkansas 13. Nevada 14. Michigan State 15. Virginia Tech 16. Florida State 17. Mississippi State 18. Missouri 19. Nebraska 20. UCF 21. Texas A&M 22. South Carolina 23. Utah 24. Maryland 25. North Carolina State

2011

1. Alabama 2. LSU 3. Oklahoma State 4. Oregon 5. Arkansas 6. Boise State 7. Stanford 8. South Carolina 9. Michigan 10. Michigan State 11. Wisconsin 12. Baylor 13. TCU 14. HOUSTON 15. Oklahoma 16. Kansas State 17. Virginia Tech 18. West Virginia 19. Southern Miss 20. Georgia 21. CINCINNATI 22. Clemson 23. Florida State 24. Nebraska 25. Brigham Young

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2012

1. Alabama 2. Oregon 3. Notre Dame 4. Georgia 5. Texas A&M 6. Stanford 7. South Carolina 8. Florida State 9. Clemson 10. Florida 11. Kansas State 12. LSU 13. LOUISVILLE 14. Boise State 15. Oklahoma 16. Northwestern 17. Utah State 18. Texas 19. Oregon State 20. Vanderbilt 21. San Jose State 22. CINCINNATI 23. Nebraska 24. Northern Illinois 25. Tulsa


ALL-TIME BOWL APPEARANCES UCF (2-3) 2005 2007 2009 2010 2012

Hawaii Bowl - Nevada 49, UCF 48 Liberty Bowl - Mississippi State 10, UCF 3 St. Petersburg Bowl - Rutgers 45, UCF 24 Liberty Bowl - UCF 10, Georgia 6 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl - UCF 38, Ball State 17

CINCINNATI (8-6) 1-1-47 Sun Bowl – Cincinnati 18, Virginia Tech 6 12-3-49 Glass Bowl – Cincinnati 33, Toledo 13 1-1-51 Sun Bowl – Cincinnati 13, West Texas State 14 12-21-97 Humanitarian Bowl – Cincinnati 35, Utah State 19 12-27-00 Motor City Bowl – Cincinnati 14, Marshall 25 12-29-01 Motor City Bowl – Cincinnati 16, Toledo 23 12-17-02 New Orleans Bowl – Cincinnati 19, North Texas 24 12-23-04 PlainsCapital Fort Worth – Cincinnati 32, Marshall 14 1-6-07 International Bowl — Cincinnati 27, Western Michigan 24 12-22-07 PapaJohns.com Bowl — Cincinnati 31, Southern Miss 21 1-1-09 FedEx Orange Bowl — Virginia Tech 20, Cincinnati 7 1-1-10 Allstate Sugar Bowl — Florida 51, Cincinnati 24 12-31-11 AutoZone Liberty Bowl — Cincinnati 31, Vanderbilt 24 12-27-12 Belk Bowl — Cincinnati 48, Duke 34 UCONN (3-2) 12-27-04 Motor City Bowl – Connecticut 39, Toledo 10 12-29-07 Meineke Car Care Bowl — Wake Forest 24, Connecticut 10 1-3-09 International Bowl — Connecticut 38, Buffalo 20 1-2-10 PapaJohns.com Bowl — Connecticut 20, South Carolina 7 1-1-11 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl — Oklahoma 48, Connecticut 20 HOUSTON (9-11-1) 1-1-52 Salad Bowl - Houston 26, Dayton 21 12-22-62 Tangerine Bowl - Houston 49, Miami (Ohio) 21 12-31-69 Bluebonnet Bowl - Houston 36, Auburn 7 12-31-71 Bluebonnet Bowl - Colorado 29, Houston 17 12-29-73 Bluebonnet Bowl - Houston 47, Tulane7 12-23-74 Bluebonnet Bowl - North Carolina State 31, Houston 31 1-1-77 Cotton Bowl - Houston 30, Maryland 21 1-1-79 Cotton Bowl - Notre Dame 35, Houston 34 1-1-80 Cotton Bowl - Houston 17, Nebraska 14 12-14-80 Garden State Bowl - Houston 35, Navy 0 12-26-81 Sun Bowl - Oklahoma 40, Houston 14 1-1-85 Cotton Bowl - Boston College 45, Houston 28 12-25-88 Aloha Bowl - Washington State 22, Houston 22 12-27-96 Liberty Bowl - Syracuse 30, Houston 17 12-25-03 Hawaii Bowl - Hawaii 54, Houston 48 12-23-05 Fort Worth Bowl - Kansas 42, Houston 13 12-29-06 Liberty Bowl - South Carolina 44, Houston 36 12-28-07 Texas Bowl - TCU 20, Houston 13 12-31-08 Armed Forces Bowl - Houston 34, Air Force 28 12-31-09 Armed Forces Bowl - Air Force 47, Houston 20 1-2-12 Ticket City Bowl - Houston 30, Penn State 14

MEMPHIS (3-3) 12-18-71 Pasadena Bowl - Memphis 28, San Jose State 9 12-16-03 New Orleans Bowl - Memphis 27, North Texas 17 12-22-04 GMAC Bowl - Bowling Green 52, Memphis 35 12-26-05 Motor City Bowl - Memphis 38, Akron 31 12-21-07 New Orleans Bowl - Florida Atlantic 44, Memphis 27 12-20-08 St. Petersburg Bowl - USF 41, Memphis 14 RUTGERS (5-3) 12-16-78 Garden State Bowl – Arizona State 34, Rutgers 18 12-27-05 Insight Bowl – Arizona State 45, Rutgers 40 12-28-06 Texas Bowl – Rutgers 37, Kansas State 10 1-5-08 International Bowl — Rutgers 52, Ball State 30 12-29-08 PapaJohns.com Bowl — Rutgers 29, North Carolina State 23 12-19-09 St. Petersburg Bowl — Rutgers 45, UCF 24 12-30-11 New Era Pinstripe Bowl — Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13 12-28-12 Russell Athletic Bowl — Virginia Tech 13, Rutgers 10 (ot) USF (4-2) 12-31-05 12-23-06 12-31-07 12-20-08 1-2-10 12-31-10

Meineke Car Care Bowl – North Carolina State 14, USF 0, PapaJohns.com Bowl – USF 24, East Carolina 7 Brut Sun Bowl — Oregon 56, USF 21 St. Petersburg Bowl — USF 41, Memphis 14 International Bowl — USF 27, Northern Illinois 3 Meineke Car Care Bowl — USF 31, Clemson 26

SMU (7-7-1) 1-1-25 1-1-36 1-1-48 1-1-49 12-31-63 12-31-68 12-19-80 1-1-83 12-24-83 12-29-84 12-30-10 1-7-12 12-24-12

Dixie Classic - West Virginia Wesleyan 9, SMU 7 Rose Bowl - Stanford 7, SMU 0 Cotton Bowl - Penn State 13, SMU 13 Cotton Bowl - SMU 21, Oregon State 13 Sun Bowl - Oregon 21, SMU 14 Bluebonnet Bowl - SMU 28, Oklahoma 27 Holiday Bowl - Brigham Young 46, SMU 45 Cotton Bowl - SMU 7, Pittsburgh 3 Sun Bowl - Alabama 28, SMU 7 Aloha Bowl - SMU 27, Notre Dame 20 Armed Forces Bowl - Army 16, SMU 14 BBVA Compass Bowl - SMU 28, Pittsburgh 6 Hawaii Bowl - SMU 43, Fresno State 10

TEMPLE (2-2/0-0) 1-1-35 Sugar Bowl — Tulane 20, Temple 14 12-15-79 Garden State Bowl — Temple 28, California 17 12-29-09 EagleBank Bowl — UCLA 30, Temple 21 12-1-11 New Mexico Bowl —Temple 37, Wyoming 15

LOUISVILLE (8-7-1) 1-1-58 Sun Bowl – Louisville 34, Drake 20 12-19-70 Pasadena Bowl – Louisville 24, Long Beach State 24 12-17-77 Independence Bowl – Louisiana Tech 24 , Louisville 14 1-1-91 Fiesta Bowl – Louisville 34, Alabama 7 12-28-93 Liberty Bowl – Louisville 18, Michigan State 7 12-23-98 Motor City Bowl – Marshall 48, Louisville 29 12-30-99 Humanitarian Bowl – Boise State 34 , Louisville 31 12-29-00 Liberty Bowl – Colorado State 22 , Louisville 17 12-31-01 Liberty Bowl – Louisville 28, BYU 10 12-18-02 GMAC Bowl – Marshall 38, Louisville 15 12-31-04 AutoZone Liberty Bowl – Louisville 44, Boise State 40 1-2-06 Toyota Gator Bowl – Virginia Tech 35, Louisville 24 1-2-07 FedEx Orange Bowl – Louisville 24, Wake Forest 10 12-21-10 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl — Louisville 31, Southern Mississippi 28 12-27-11 Belk Bowl — North Carolina State 31, Louisville 24 1-2-13 Allstate Sugar Bowl — Louisville 33, Florida 23

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BOWL GAME RESULTS ALAMO BOWL

San Antonio, Texas 12-31-93 California 37, Iowa 3 12-31-94 Washington State 10, Baylor 3 12-28-95 Texas A&M 22, Michigan 20 12-29-96 Iowa 27, Texas Tech 0 12-30-97 Purdue 33, Oklahoma State 20 12-29-98 Purdue 37, Kansas State 34 12-28-99 Penn State 24, Texas A&M 0 12-30-00 Nebraska 66, Northwestern 17 12-29-01 Iowa 19, Texas Tech 16 12-28-02 Wisconsin 31, Colorado 28 (ot) 12-29-03 Nebraska 17, Michigan State 3 12-19-04 Ohio State 33, Oklahoma State 7 12-28-05 Nebraska 32, Michigan 28 12-30-06 Texas 26, Iowa 24 12-29-07 Penn State 24, Texas A&M 17 12-29-08 Missouri 30, Northwestern 23 (ot) 1-2-10 Texas Tech 41, Michigan State 31 12-29-10 Oklahoma State 36, Arizona 10 12-29-11 Baylor 67, Washington 56 12-29-12 Texas 31, Oregon State 27

ARMED FORCES BOWL

Forth Worth, Texas 12-23-03 Boise State 34, TCU 31 12-23-04 Cincinnati 32, Marshall 14 12-23-05 Kanas 42, Houston 13 12-23-06 Utah 25, Tulsa 13 12-31-07 California 42, Air Force 36 12-29-08 Missouri 30, Northwestern 23 (ot) 12-31-09 Air Force 47, Houston 20 12-30-10 Army 16, Southern Methodist 14 12-30-11 Brigham Young 24, Tulsa 21 12-29-12 Rice 33, Air Force 14 Fort Worth Bowl (2003-05)

BBVA COMPASS BOWL

Birmingham, Ala. 12-23-06 USF 24, East Carolina 7 12-22-07 Cincinnati 31, Southern Mississippi 21 12-29-08 Rutgers 29, North Carolina State 23 1-2-10 UConn 20, South Carolina 7 1-8-11 Pittsburgh 27, Kentucky 10 1-7-12 SMU 28, Pittsburgh 6 1-5-13 MIssissippi 38, Pittsburgh 17 PapaJohns.com Bowl (2006-09)

BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 1-8-07 1-7-08 1-8-09 1-7-10 1-10-11 1-9-12 1-7-13

Florida 41, Ohio State 14; Glendale, Ariz. LSU 38, Ohio State 24; New Orleans, La. Florida 24, Oklahoma 14; Miami, Fla. Alabama 37, Texas 21; Pasadena, Calif. Auburn 22, Oregon 19; Glendale, Ariz. Alabama 21, LSU 0; New Orleans, La. Alabama 42, Notre Dame 14; Miami, Fla.

BEEF ‘O’ BRADY’S BOWL

St. Petersburg, Fla. 12-20-08 USF 41, Memphis 14 12-19-09 Rutgers 45, UCF 24 12-21-10 Louisville 31, Southern Mississippi 28 12-20-11 Marshall 20, Florida International 10 12-21-12 UCF 38, Ball State 17 St. Petersburg Bowl (2008-09)

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BELK BOWL

Charlotte, North Carolina 12-28-02 Virginia 48, West Virginia 22 12-27-03 Virginia 23, Pittsburgh 16 12-30-04 Boston College 37, North Carolina 24 12-31-05 North Carolina State 14, USF 0 12-30-06 Boston College 25, Navy 24 12-29-07 Wake Forest 24, UConn 10 12-27-08 West Virginia 31, North Carolina 30 12-26-09 Pittsburgh 19, North Carolina 17 12-31-10 USF 31, Clemson 26 12-27-11 North Carolina State 31, Louisville 24 12-27-12 Cincinnati 48, Duke 34 Continental Tire Bowl (2002-04) Meineke Car Care Bowl (2005-10)

BUFFALO WILD WINGS BOWL

Phoenix, Arizona 12-31-89 Arizona 17, North Carolina State 10 12-31-90 California 17, Wyoming 15 12-31-91 Indiana 24, Baylor 0 12-29-92 Washington State 31, Utah 28 12-29-93 Kansas State 52, Wyoming 17 12-29-94 Brigham Young 31, Oklahoma 6 12-27-95 Texas Tech 55, Air Force 41 12-27-96 Wisconsin 38, Utah 10 12-27-97 Arizona 20, New Mexico 14 12-26-98 Missouri 34, West Virginia 31 12-31-99 Colorado 62, Boston College 28 12-28-00 Iowa State 37, Pittsburgh 29 12-29-01 SYRACUSE 26, Kansas State 3 12-26-02 Pittsburgh 38, Oregon State 13 12-26-03 California 52, VIRGINIA TECH 49 12-28-04 Oregon State 38, Notre Dame 21 12-27-05 Arizona State 45, Rutgers 40 12-29-06 Texas Tech 44, Minnesota 41 (2ot) 12-31-07 Oklahoma State 49, Indiana 33 12-31-08 Kansas 42, Minnesota 21 12-31-09 Iowa State 14, Minnesota 13 12-28-10 Iowa 27, Missouri 24 12-30-11 Oklahoma 31, Iowa 14 12-29-12 Michigan State 17, TCU 16 Copper Bowl (1989-96) Insight Bowl (1997-2011)

CAPITAL ONE BOWL

Orlando, Florida 1-1-47 Catawba 31, Maryville 6 1-1-48 Catawba 7, Marshall 0 1-1-49 Murray State 21, Sul Ross State 21 1-2-50 St. Vincent 7, Emory & Henry 6 1-1-51 Morris Harvey 35, Emory & Henry 14 1-1-52 Stetson 35, Arkansas State 7 1-1-53 East Texas State 33, Tenn. Tech 0 1-1-54 East Texas State 7, Arkansas State 7 1-1-55 Nebraska-Omaha 7, Eastern Kentucky 6 1-2-56 Juniata 6, Missouri Valley 6 1-1-57 West Texas State 20, Southern Miss 13 1-1-58 East Texas State 10, Southern Miss 9 12-27-58 East Texas State 26, Missouri Valley 7 1-1-60 Middle Tennessee 21, Presbyterian 12 12-30-60 Citadel 27, Tennessee Tech 0 12-29-61 Lamar 21, Middle Tennessee 14 12-22-62 Houston 49, Miami (Ohio) 21 12-28-63 Western Kentucky 27, Coast Guard 0 12-12-64 East Carolina 14, Massachusetts 13 12-11-65 East Carolina 31, Maine 0 12-10-66 Morgan State 14, West Chester 6 12-16-67 Tenn.-Martin 25, West Chester 8 12-27-68 Richmond 49, Ohio 42

12-26-69 Toledo 56, Davidson 33 12-28-70 Toledo 40, William & Mary 12 12-28-71 Toledo 28, Richmond 3 12-29-72 Tampa 21, Kent State 18 12-22-73 Miami (Ohio) 16, Florida 7 12-21-74 Miami (Ohio) 21, Georgia 10 12-20-75 Miami (Ohio) 20, South Carolina 7 12-18-76 Oklahoma State 49, Brigham Young 21 12-23-77 Florida State 40, Texas Tech 17 12-23-78 North Carolina State 30, Pittsburgh 17 12-22-79 LSU 34, Wake Forest 10 12-20-80 Florida 35, Maryland 20 12-19-81 Missouri 19, Southern Miss 17 12-18-82 Auburn 33, Boston College 26 12-17-83 Tennessee 30, Maryland 23 12-22-84 Georgia 17, Florida State 17 12-28-85 Ohio State 10, Brigham Young 7 1-1-87 Auburn 16, USC 7 1-1-88 Clemson 35, Penn State 10 1-2-89 Clemson 13, Oklahoma 6 1-1-90 Illinois 31, Virginia 21 1-1-91 Georgia Tech 45, Nebraska 21 1-1-92 California 37, Clemson 13 1-1-93 Georgia 21, Ohio State 14 1-1-94 Penn State 31, Tennessee 13 1-2-95 Alabama 24, Ohio State 17 1-1-96 Tennessee 20, Ohio State 14 1-1-97 Tennessee 48, Northwestern 28 1-1-98 Florida 21, Penn State 6 1-1-99 Michigan 45, Arkansas 31 1-1-00 Michigan State 37, Florida 34 1-1-01 Michigan 31, Auburn 28 1-1-02 Tennessee 45, Michigan 17 1-1-03 Auburn 13, Penn State 9 1-1-04 Georgia 34, Purdue 27 (ot) 1-1-05 Iowa 30, LSU 25 1-2-06 Wisconsin 24, Auburn 10 1-1-07 Wisconsin 17, Arkansas 14 1-1-08 Michigan 41, Florida 35 1-1-09 Georgia 24, Michigan State 12 1-1-10 Penn State 19, LSU 17 1-2-12 South Carolina 30, Nebraska 13 1-1-13 Georgia 45, Nebraska 31 Tangerine Bowl (1947-82); Florida Citrus Bowl (1983-2001)

CHICK-FIL-A BOWL

Atlanta, Georgia 12-30-68 LSU 31, Florida State 27 12-30-69 West Virginia 14, South Carolina 3 12-30-70 Arizona State 48, North Carolina 26 12-30-71 Mississippi 41, Georgia Tech 18 12-29-72 North Carolina State 49, West Virginia 13 12-28-73 Georgia 17, Maryland 16 12-28-74 Vanderbilt 6, Texas Tech 6 12-31-75 West Virginia 13, North Carolina State 10 12-31-76 Kentucky 21, North Carolina 0 12-31-77 North Carolina State 24, Iowa State 14 12-25-78 Purdue 41, Georgia Tech 21 12-31-79 Baylor 24, Clemson 18 1-2-81 Miami 20, Virginia TEch 10 12-31-81 West Virginia 26, Florida 6 12-31-82 Iowa 28, Tennessee 22 12-30-83 Florida State 28, North Carolina 3 12-31-84 Virginia 27, Purdue 24 12-31-85 Army 31, Illinois 29 12-31-86 Virginia Tech 25, North Carolina State 24 1-2-88 Tennessee 27, Indiana 22 12-31-88 North Carolina State 28, Iowa 23 12-30-89 Syracuse 19, Georgia 18 12-29-90 Auburn 27, Indiana 23


BOWL GAME RESULTS 1-1-92 East Carolina 37, North Carolina State 34 1-2-93 North Carolina 21, Mississippi State 17 12-31-93 Clemson 14, Kentucky 13 1-1-95 North Carolina State 28, Mississippi State 24 12-30-95 Virginia 34, Georgia 27 12-28-96 LSU 10, Clemson 7 1-2-98 Auburn 21, Clemson 7 12-31-98 Georgia 35, Virginia 33 12-30-99 Mississippi State 17, Clemson 7 12-29-00 LSU 28, Georgia Tech 14 12-31-01 North Carolina 16, Auburn 10 12-31-02 Maryland 30, Tennessee 3 1-2-04 Clemson 27, Tennessee 14 12-31-04 Miami 27, Florida 10 12-30-05 LSU 40, Miami 3 12-30-06 Georgia 31, Virginia Tech 24 12-31-07 Auburn 23, Clemson 20 (ot) 12-31-08 LSU 38, Georgia Tech 3 12-31-09 Virginia Tech 37, Tennessee 14 12-31-10 Florida State 26, South Carolina 17 12-31-11 Auburn 43, Virginia 24 12-31-12 Clemson 25, LSU 24 Peach Bowl (1968-2005)

COTTON BOWL

Dallas, Texas 1-1-37 TCU 16, Marquette 6 1-1-38 Rice 28, Colorado 14 1-2-39 St. Mary’s 20, Texas Tech 13 1-1-40 Clemson 6, Boston College 3 1-1-41 Texas A&M 13, Fordham 12 1-1-42 Alabama 29, Texas A&M 21 1-1-43 Texas 14, Georgia Tech 7 1-1-44 Texas 7, Randolph Field 7 1-1-45 Oklahoma State 34, TCU 0 1-1-46 Texas 40, Missouri 27 1-1-47 Arkansas 0, LSU 0 1-1-48 SMU 13, Penn State 13 1-1-49 SMU 21, Oregon 13 1-2-50 Rice 27, North Carolina 13 1-1-51 Tennessee 20, Texas 14 1-1-52 Kentucky 20, TCU 7 1-1-53 Texas 16, Tennessee 0 1-1-54 Rice 28, Alabama 6 1-1-55 Georgia Tech 14, Arkansas 6 1-2-56 Mississippi 14, TCU 13 1-1-57 TCU 28, Syracuse 27 1-1-58 Navy 20, Rice 7 1-1-59 TCU 0, Air Force 0 1-1-60 Syracuse 23, Texas 14 1-2-61 Duke 7, Arkansas 6 1-1-62 Texas 12, Mississippi 7 1-1-63 LSU 13, Texas 0 1-1-64 Texas 28, Navy 6 1-1-65 Arkansas 10, Nebraska 7 1-1-66 LSU 14, Arkansas 7 12-31-66 Georgia 24, SMU 9 1-1-68 Texas A&M 20, Alabama 16 1-1-69 Texas 36, Tennessee 13 1-1-70 Texas 21, Notre Dame 17 1-1-71 Notre Dame 24, Texas 11 1-1-72 Penn State 30, Texas 6 1-1-73 Texas 17, Alabama 13 1-1-74 Nebraska 19, Texas 3 1-1-75 Penn State 41, Baylor 20 1-1-76 Arkansas 31, Georgia 10 1-1-77 Houston 30, Maryland 21 1-2-78 Notre Dame 38, Texas 10 1-1-79 Notre Dame 35, Houston 34 1-1-80 Houston 17, Nebraska 14 1-1-81 Alabama 30, Baylor 2

1-1-82 1-1-83 1-2-84 1-1-85 1-1-86 1-1-87 1-1-88 1-2-89 1-1-90 1-1-91 1-1-92 1-1-93 1-1-94 1-2-95 1-1-96 1-1-97 1-1-98 1-1-99 1-1-00 1-1-01 1-1-02 1-1-03 1-2-04 1-1-05 1-2-06 1-1-07 1-1-08 1-2-09 1-2-10 1-7-11 1-6-12 1-4-13

Texas 14, Alabama 12 SMU 7, Pittsburgh 3 Georgia 10, Texas 9 Boston College 45, Houston 28 Texas A&M 36, Auburn 16 Ohio State 28, Texas A&M 12 Texas A&M 35, Notre Dame 10 UCLA 17, Arkansas 3 Tennessee 31, Arkansas 27 Miami 46, Texas 3 Florida State 10, Texas A&M 2 Notre Dame 28, Texas A&M 3 Notre Dame 24, Texas A&M 21 USC 55, Texas Tech 14 Colorado 38, Oregon 6 Brigham Young 19, Kansas State 15 UCLA 29, Texas A&M 23 Texas 38, Mississippi State 11 Arkansas 27, Texas 6 Kansas State 35, Tennessee 21 Oklahoma 10, Arkansas 3 Texas 35, LSU 20 Mississippi 31, Oklahoma State 28 Tennessee 38, Texas A&M 7 Alabama 13, Texas Tech 10 Auburn 17, Nebraska 14 Missouri 38, Arkansas 7 Mississippi 47, Texas Tech 34 Mississippi 21, Oklahoma State 7 LSU 41, Texas A&M 24 Arkansas 29, Kansas State 16 Texas A&M 41, Oklahoma 13

FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL

Boise, Idaho 12-29-97 Cincinnati 35, Utah State 19 12-30-98 Idaho 42, Southern Mississippi 35 12-30-99 Boise State 34, Louisville 31 12-28-00 Boise State 38, Texas-El Paso 23 12-31-01 Clemson 49, Louisiana Tech 24 12-31-02 Boise State 34, Iowa State 16 1-3-04 Georgia Tech 52, Tulsa 10 12-27-04 Fresno State 37, Virginia 34 12-28-05 Boston College 27, Boise State 24 12-31-06 Miami 21, Nevada 20 12-31-07 Fresno State 40, Georgia Tech 28 12-30-08 Maryland 42, Nevada 35 12-30-09 Idaho 43, Bowling Green 42 12-18-10 Northern Illinois 40, Fresno State 17 12-17-11 Ohio 24, Utah State 23 12-15-12 Utah State 41, Toledo 15 Humanitarian Bowl (2007-10) MPC Computers Bowl (2004-06)

FIESTA BOWL

Tempe, Arizona 12-27-71 Arizona State 45, Florida State 38 12-23-72 Arizona State 49, Missouri 35 12-21-73 Arizona State 28, Pittsburgh 7 12-28-74 Oklahoma State 16, Brigham Young 6 12-26-75 Arizona State 17, Nebraska 14 12-25-76 Oklahoma 41, Wyoming 7 12-25-77 Penn State 42, Arizona State 30 12-25-78 Arkansas 10, UCLA 10 12-25-79 Pittsburgh 16, Arizona 10 12-26-80 Penn State 31, Ohio State 19 1-1-82 Penn State 26, USC 10 1-1-83 Arizona State 32, Oklahoma 21 1-2-84 Ohio State 28, Pittsburgh 23 1-1-85 UCLA 39, Miami 37 1-1-86 Michigan 27, Nebraska 23

1-2-87 1-1-88 1-2-89 1-1-90 1-1-91 1-1-92 1-1-93 1-1-94 1-2-95 1-2-96 1-1-97 12-31-97 1-4-99 1-2-00 1-1-01 1-1-02 1-3-03 1-2-04 1-1-05 1-2-06 1-1-07 1-2-08 1-5-09 1-4-10 1-1-11 1-2-12 1-3-13

Penn State 14, Miami 10 Florida State 31, Nebraska 28 Notre Dame 34, West Virginia 21 Florida State 41, Nebraska 17 Louisville 34, Alabama 7 Penn State 42, Tennessee 17 SYRACUSE 26, Colorado 22 Arizona 29, Miami 0 Colorado 41, Notre Dame 24 Nebraska 62, Florida 24 Penn State 38, Texas 15 Kansas State 35, SYRACUSE 18 Tennessee 23, Florida State 16 Nebraska 31, Tennessee 21 Oregon State 41, Notre Dame 9 Oregon 38, Colorado 16 Ohio State 31, Miami 24 (2ot) Ohio State 35, Kansas State 28 Utah 35, Pittsburgh 7 Ohio State 34, Notre Dame 10 Boise State 43, Oklahoma 42 West Virginia 48, Oklahoma 28 Texas 24, Ohio State 21 Boise State 17, TCU 10 Oklahoma 48, UConn 20 Oklahoma State 41, Stanford 38 (ot) Oregon 35, Kansas State 17

FIGHT HUNGER BOWL

San Francisco, California 12-31-02 VIRGINIA TECH 20, Air Force 13 12-31-03 Boston College 35, Colorado State 21 12-30-04 Navy 34, New Mexico 19 12-29-05 Utah 38, Georgia Tech 10 12-27-06 Florida State 44, UCLA 27 12-28-07 Oregon State 21, Maryland 14 12-27-08 California 24, Miami (Fla.) 17 12-26-09 USC 24, Boston College 13 1-9-11 Nevada 20, Boston College 13 12-31-11 Illinois 20, UCLA 14 12-29-12 Arizona State 62, Navy 28 San Francisco Bowl (2002-03) Emerald Bowl (2004-09)

GATOR BOWL

Jacksonville, Florida 1-1-46 Wake Forest 26, South Carolina 14 1-1-47 Oklahoma 34, North Carolina State 13 1-1-48 Maryland 20, Georgia 20 1-1-49 Clemson 24, Missouri 23 1-2-50 Maryland 20, Missouri 7 1-1-51 Wyoming 20, Washington & Lee 7 1-1-52 Miami 14, Clemson 0 1-1-53 Florida 14, Tulsa 13 1-1-54 Texas Tech 35, Auburn 13 12-31-54 Auburn 33, Baylor 13 12-31-55 Vanderbilt 25, Auburn 13 12-29-56 Georgia Tech 21, Pittsburgh 14 12-28-57 Tennessee 3, Texas A&M 0 12-27-58 Mississippi 7, Florida 3 1-2-60 Arkansas 14, Georgia Tech 7 12-31-60 Florida 13, Baylor 12 12-30-61 Penn State 30, Georgia Tech 15 12-29-62 Florida 17, Penn State 7 12-28-63 North Carolina 35, Air Force 0 1-2-65 Florida State 36, Oklahoma 19 12-31-65 Georgia Tech 31, Texas Tech 21 12-31-66 Tennessee 18, Syracuse 12 12-30-67 Penn State 17, Florida State 17 12-28-68 Missouri 35, Alabama 10 12-27-69 Florida 14, Tennessee 13

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BOWL GAME RESULTS 1-2-71 Auburn 35, Mississippi 28 12-31-71 Georgia 7, North Carolina 3 12-30-72 Auburn 24, Colorado 3 12-29-73 Texas Tech 28, Tennessee 19 12-30-74 Auburn 27, Texas 3 12-29-75 Maryland 13, Florida 0 12-27-76 Notre Dame 20, Penn State 9 12-30-77 Pittsburgh 34, Clemson 3 12-29-78 Clemson 17, Ohio State 15 12-28-79 North Carolina 17, Michigan 15 12-29-80 Pittsburgh 37, South Carolina 9 12-28-81 North Carolina 31, Arkansas 27 12-30-82 Florida State 31, West Virginia 12 12-30-83 Florida 14, Iowa 6 12-28-84 Oklahoma State 21, South Carolina 14 12-30-85 Florida State 34, Oklahoma State 23 12-27-86 Clemson 27, Stanford 21 12-31-87 LSU 30, South Carolina 13 1-1-89 Georgia 34, Michigan State 27 12-30-89 Clemson 27, West Virginia 7 1-1-91 Michigan 35, Mississippi 3 12-29-91 Oklahoma 48, Virginia 14 12-31-92 Florida 27, North Carolina State 10 12-31-93 Alabama 24, North Carolina 10 12-30-94 Tennessee 45, VIRGINIA TECH 23 1-1-96 SYRACUSE 41, Clemson 0 1-1-97 North Carolina 20, West Virginia 13 1-1-98 North Carolina 42, VIRGINIA TECH 3 1-1-99 Georgia Tech 35, Notre Dame 28 1-1-00 Miami 28, Georgia Tech 13 1-1-01 VIRGINIA TECH 41, Clemson 20 1-1-02 Florida State 30, VIRGINIA TECH 17 1-1-03 North Carolina State 28, Notre Dame 6 1-1-04 Maryland 41, West Virginia 7 1-1-05 Florida State 30, West Virginia 18 1-2-06 Virginia Tech 35, Louisville 24 1-1-07 West Virginia 38, Georgia Tech 35 1-1-08 Texas Tech 31, Virginia 28 1-1-09 Nebraska 26, Clemson 21 1-1-10 Florida State 33, West Virginia 21 1-1-11 Mississippi State 52, Michigan 14 1-2-12 Florida 24, Ohio State 17 1-1-13 Northwestern 34, Mississippi State 20 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium/Gainesville, Fla. (1994)

GODADDY.COM BOWL

Mobile, Alabama 12-20-00 Southern Mississippi 28, TCU 21 12-19-01 Marshall 64, East Carolina 61 12-18-02 Marshall 38, Louisville 15 12-18-03 Miami (Ohio) 49, Louisville 28 12-22-04 Bowling Green 52, Memphis 35 12-21-05 Toledo 45, Texas-El Paso 13 1-7-07 Southern Mississippi 28, Ohio 7 1-6-08 Tulsa 63, Bowling Green 7 1-6-09 Tulsa 45, Ball State 13 1-6-10 Central Michigan 44, Troy 41 (ot) 1-6-11 Miami (Ohio) 35, Middle Tennessee 21 1-8-12 Northern Illinois 38, Arkansas State 20 1-6-13 Arkansas State 17, Kent State 13 Mobile Alabama Bowl (2000) GMAC Bowl (2000-10)

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HAWAII BOWL

Honolulu, Hawaii 12-25-02 Tulane 36, Hawaii 28 12-25-03 Hawaii 54, Houston 48 12-24-04 Hawaii 59, UAB 40 12-24-05 Nevada 49, Central Florida 48 (ot) 12-24-06 Hawaii 41, Arizona State 24 12-23-07 East Carolina 41, Boise State 38 12-24-08 Notre Dame 49, Hawaii 21 12-24-09 Southern Methodist 45, Nevada 10 12-24-10 Tulsa 62, Hawaii 35 12-24-11 Southern Mississippi 24, Nevada 17 12-24-12 SMU 43, Fresno State 10

HEART OF DALLAS BOWL

Dallas, Texas 1-2-11 Texas Tech 45, Northwestern 38 1-2-12 Houston 30, Penn State 14 1-1-13 Oklahoma State 58, Purdue 14 Ticket City Bowl (2011-12)

HOLIDAY BOWL

San Diego, California 12-22-78 Navy 23, Brigham Young 16 12-21-79 Indiana 38, Brigham Young 37 12-17-80 Ohio State 46, Brigham Young 45 12-18-81 Brigham Young 38, Washington State 36 12-17-82 Ohio State 47, Brigham Young 17 12-23-83 Brigham Young 21, Missouri 17 12-21-84 Brigham Young 24, Michigan 17 12-22-85 Arkansas 18, Arizona State 17 12-30-86 Iowa 39, San Diego State 38 12-30-87 Iowa 20, Wyoming 19 12-30-88 Oklahoma State 62, Wyoming 14 12-29-89 Penn State 50, Brigham Young 39 12-29-90 Texas A&M 65, Brigham Young 14 12-30-91 Iowa 13, Brigham Young 13 12-30-92 Hawaii 27, Illinois 17 12-30-93 Ohio State 28, Brigham Young 21 12-30-94 Michigan 24, Colorado State 14 12-29-95 Kansas State 54, Colorado State 21 12-30-96 Colorado 33, Washington 21 12-29-97 Colorado State 35, Missouri 24 12-30-98 Arizona 23, Nebraska 20 12-29-99 Kansas State 24, Washington 20 12-29-00 Oregon 35, Texas 30 12-28-01 Texas 47, Washington 43 12-27-02 Kansas State 34, Arizona State 27 12-30-03 Washington State 28, Texas 20 12-30-04 Texas Tech 45, California 31 12-29-05 Oklahoma 17, Oregon 14 12-28-06 California 45, Texas A&M 10 12-27-07 Texas 52, Arizona State 34 12-30-08 Oregon 42, Oklahoma State 31 12-30-09 Nebraska 33, Arizona 0 12-30-10 Washington 19, Nebraska 7 12-28-11 Texas 21, California 10 12-27-12 Baylor 49, UCLA 26

INDEPENDENCE BOWL

Shreveport, Louisiana 12-13-76 McNeese State 20, Tulsa 16 12-17-77 Louisiana Tech 24, Louisville 14 12-16-78 East Carolina 35, Louisiana Tech 13 12-15-79 Syracuse 31, McNeese State 7 12-13-80 Southern Miss 16, McNeese State 14 12-12-81 Texas A&M 33, Oklahoma St. 16 12-11-82 Wisconsin 14, Kansas State 3 12-10-83 Air Force 9, Mississippi 3 12-15-84 Air Force 23, Virginia Tech 7 12-21-85 Minnesota 20, Clemson 13 12-20-86 Mississippi 20, Texas Tech 17 12-12-87 Washington 24, Tulane 12 12-23-88 Southern Miss 38, Texas-El Paso 18 12-16-89 Oregon 27, Tulsa 24 12-15-90 Louisiana Tech 34, Maryland 34 12-29-91 Georgia 24, Arkansas 15 12-31-92 Wake Forest 39, Oregon 35 12-31-93 VIRGINIA TECH 45, Indiana 20 12-28-94 Virginia 20, TCU 10 12-29-95 LSU 45, Michigan State 26 12-31-96 Auburn 32, Army 29 12-28-97 LSU 27, Notre Dame 9 12-31-98 Mississippi 35, Texas Tech 18 12-31-99 Mississippi 27, Oklahoma 25 12-31-00 Mississippi State 43, Texas A&M 41 (ot) 12-27-01 Alabama 14, Iowa State 13 12-27-02 Mississippi 27, Nebraska 23 12-31-03 Arkansas 27, Missouri 14 12-28-04 Iowa State 17, Miami (Ohio) 13 12-30-05 Missouri 38, South Carolina 31 12-28-06 Oklahoma State 34, Alabama 31 12-30-07 Alabama 30, Colorado 24 12-28-08 Louisiana Tech 17, Northern Illinois 10 12-28-09 Georgia 44, Texas A&M 20 12-27-10 Air Force 14, Georgia Tech 7 12-26-11 Missouri 41, North Carolina 24 12-28-12 Ohio 45, Louisiana-Monroe 14

LAS VEGAS BOWL

Las Vegas, Nevada 12-17-93 Utah State 42, Ball State 33 12-15-94 UNLV 52, Central Michigan 24 12-14-95 Toledo 40, Nevada 37 (ot) 12-19-96 Nevada 18, Ball State 15 12-20-97 Oregon 41, Air Force 13 12-19-98 North Carolina 20, San Diego State 13 12-18-99 Utah 17, Fresno State 16 12-21-00 UNLV 31, Arkansas 14 12-25-01 Utah 10, USC 6 12-25-02 UCLA 27, New Mexico 13 12-24-03 Oregon State 55, New Mexico 14 12-23-04 Wyoming 24, UCLA 21 12-22-05 California 35, Brigham Young 28 12-21-06 Brigham Young 38, Oregon 8 12-22-07 Brigham Young 17, UCLA 16 12-20-08 Arizona 31, Brigham Young 21 12-22-09 BYU 44, Oregon State 20 12-22-10 Boise State 26, Utah 3 12-22-11 Boise State 56, Arizona State 24 12-22-12 Boise State 28, Washington 26


BOWL GAME RESULTS LIBERTY BOWL

Memphis, Tennessee (since 1965) 12-19-59 Penn State 7, Alabama 0 12-17-60 Penn State 41, Oregon 12 12-16-61 Syracuse 15, Miami 14 12-15-62 Oregon State 6, Villanova 0 12-21-63 Mississippi State 16, North Carolina St. 12 12-19-64 Utah 32, West Virginia 6 12-18-65 Mississippi 13, Auburn 7 12-10-66 Miami 14, Virginia Tech 7 12-16-67 North Carolina State 14, Georgia 7 12-14-68 Mississippi 34, Virginia Tech 17 12-13-69 Colorado 47, Alabama 33 12-12-70 Tulane 17, Colorado 3 12-20-71 Tennessee 14, Arkansas 13 12-18-72 Georgia Tech 31, Iowa State 30 12-17-73 North Carolina State 31, Kansas 18 12-16-74 Tennessee 7, Maryland 3 12-22-75 USC 20, Texas A&M 0 12-20-76 Alabama 36, UCLA 6 12-19-77 Nebraska 21, North Carolina 17 12-23-78 Missouri 20, LSU 15 12-22-79 Penn State 9, Tulane 6 12-27-80 Purdue 28, Missouri 25 12-30-81 Ohio State 31, Navy 28 12-29-82 Alabama 21, Illinois 15 12-29-83 Notre Dame 19, Boston College 18 12-27-84 Auburn 21, Arkansas 15 12-27-85 Baylor 21, LSU 7 12-29-86 Tennessee 21, Minnesota 14 12-29-87 Georgia 20, Arkansas 17 12-28-88 Indiana 34, South Carolina 10 12-28-89 Mississippi 42, Air Force 29 12-27-90 Air Force 23, Ohio State 11 12-29-91 Air Force 38, Mississippi State 15 12-31-92 Mississippi 13, Air Force 0 12-28-93 Louisville 18, Michigan State 7 12-31-94 Illinois 30, East Carolina 0 12-30-95 East Carolina 19, Stanford 13 12-27-96 SYRACUSE 30, Houston 17 12-31-97 Southern Mississippi 41, Pittsburgh 7 12-31-98 Tulane 41, Brigham Young 27 12-31-99 Southern Mississippi 23, Colorado State 17 12-29-00 Colorado State 22, Louisville 17 12-31-01 Louisville 28, Brigham Young 10 12-31-02 TCU 17, Colorado State 3 12-31-03 Utah 17, Southern Mississippi 0 12-31-04 Louisville 44, Boise State 40 12-31-05 Tulsa 31, Fresno State 24 12-29-06 South Carolina 44, Houston 36 12-29-07 Mississippi State 10, Central Florida 3 1-2-09 Kentucky 25, East Carolina 19 1-2-10 Arkansas 20, East Carolina 17 (ot) 12-31-10 UCF 10, Clemson 6 12-31-11 Cincinnati 31, Vanderbilt 24 12-31-12 Tulsa 31, Iowa State 17 at Municipal Stadium/Philadelphia (1959-63) at Convention Hall/Atlantic City (1964)

MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL OF TEXAS Houston, Texas 12-28-06 Rutgers 37, Kansas State 10 12-28-07 TCU 20, Houston 13 12-30-08 Rice 38, Western Michigan 14 12-31-09 Navy 35, Missouri 13 12-29-10 Illinois 38, Baylor 14 12-31-11 Texas A&M 33, Northwestern 22 12-28-12 Texas Tech 34, Minnesota 31 Texas Bowl (2006-10)

MILITARY BOWL

Washington, D.C. 12-20-08 Wake Forest 29, Navy 19 12-29-09 UCLA 30, Temple 21 12-29-10 Maryland 51, East Carolina 20 12-28-11 Toledo 42, Air Force 41 12-27-12 San Jose State 29, Bowling Green 20 EagleBank Bowl (2008-09)

MUSIC CITY BOWL

Nashville, Tennessee 12-29-98 VIRGINIA TECH 38, Alabama 7 12-29-99 SYRACUSE 20, Kentucky 13 12-28-00 West Virginia 49, Mississippi 38 12-28-01 Boston College 20, Georgia 16 12-30-02 Minnesota 29, Arkansas 14 12-31-03 Auburn 28, Wisconsin 14 12-31-04 Minnesota 20, Alabama 16 12-30-05 Virginia 34, Minnesota 31 12-28-06 Kentucky 28, Clemson 20 12-31-07 Kentucky 35, Florida State 28 12-31-08 Vanderbilt 16, Boston College 14 12-27-09 Clemson 21, Kentucky 13 12-30-10 North Carolina 30, Tennessee 27 12-30-11 Mississippi State 23, Wake Forest 17 12-31-12 Vanderbilt 38, North Carolina State 24

NEW MEXICO BOWL

Albuquerque, New Mexico 12-23-06 San Jose State 20, New Mexico 12 12-22-07 New Mexico 23, Nevada 0 12-20-08 Colorado State 40, Fresno State 35 12-19-09 Wyoming 35, Fresno State 28 (ot) 12-18-10 Brigham Young 52, UTEP 24 12-17-11 Temple 37, Wyoming 15 12-15-12 Arizona 49, Nevada 48

R&L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL

New Orleans, Louisiana 12-18-01 Colorado State 45, North Texas 20 12-17-02 North Texas 24, Cincinnati 19 12-16-03 Memphis 27, North Texas 17 12-14-04 Southern Mississippi 31, North Texas 10 12-20-05 Southern Miss 31, Arkansas State 19 12-22-06 Troy 41, Rice 17 12-21-07 Florida Atlantic 44, Memphis 27 12-21-08 Southern Mississippi 30, Troy 27 (ot) 12-20-09 Middle Tennessee 42, Southern Miss 32 12-18-10 Troy 48, Ohio 21 12-17-11 Louisiana 32, San Diego State 30 12-22-12 Louisiana 43, East Carolina 34

ORANGE BOWL

Miami, Florida 1-1-35 Bucknell 26, Miami 0 1-1-36 Catholic 20, Mississippi 19 1-1-37 Duquesne 13, Mississippi State 12 1-1-38 Auburn 6, Michigan State 0 1-2-39 Tennessee 17, Oklahoma 0 1-1-40 Georgia Tech 21, Missouri 7 1-1-41 Mississippi State 14, Georgetown 7 1-1-42 Georgia 40, TCU 26 1-1-43 Alabama 37, Boston College 21 1-1-44 LSU 19, Texas A&M 14 1-1-45 Tulsa 26, Georgia Tech 12 1-1-46 Miami 13, Holy Cross 6 1-1-47 Rice 8, Tennessee 0 1-1-48 Georgia Tech 20, Kansas 14 1-1-49 Texas 41, Georgia 28 1-2-50 Santa Clara 21, Kentucky 13

1-1-51 1-1-52 1-1-53 1-1-54 1-1-55 1-2-56 1-1-57 1-1-58 1-1-59 1-1-60 1-2-61 1-1-62 1-1-63 1-1-64 1-1-65 1-1-66 1-2-67 1-1-68 1-1-69 1-1-70 1-1-71 1-1-72 1-1-73 1-1-74 1-1-75 1-1-76 1-1-77 1-2-78 1-1-79 1-1-80 1-1-81 1-1-82 1-1-83 1-2-84 1-1-85 1-1-86 1-1-87 1-1-88 1-2-89 1-1-90 1-1-91 1-1-92 1-1-93 1-1-94 1-1-95 1-1-96 12-31-96 1-2-98 1-2-99 1-1-00 1-3-01 1-2-02 1-2-03 1-1-04 1-4-05 1-3-06 1-2-07 1-3-08 1-1-09 2-5-10 1-3-11 1-4-12 1-1-13

Clemson 15, Miami 14 Georgia Tech 17, Baylor 14 Alabama 61, Syracuse 6 Oklahoma 7, Maryland 0 Duke 34, Nebraska 7 Oklahoma 20, Maryland 6 Colorado 27, Clemson 21 Oklahoma 48, Duke 21 Oklahoma 21, Syracuse 6 Georgia 14, Missouri 0 Missouri 21, Navy 14 LSU 25, Colorado 7 Alabama 17, Oklahoma 0 Nebraska 13, Auburn 7 Texas 21, Alabama 17 Alabama 39, Nebraska 28 Florida 27, Georgia Tech 12 Oklahoma 26, Tennessee 24 Penn State 15, Kansas 14 Penn State 10, Missouri 3 Nebraska 17, LSU 12 Nebraska 38, Alabama 6 Nebraska 40, Notre Dame 6 Penn State 16, LSU 9 Notre Dame 13, Alabama 11 Oklahoma 14, Michigan 6 Ohio State 27, Colorado 10 Arkansas 31, Oklahoma 6 Oklahoma 31, Nebraska 24 Oklahoma 24, Florida State 7 Oklahoma 18, Florida State 17 Clemson 22, Nebraska 15 Nebraska 21, LSU 20 Miami 31, Nebraska 30 Washington 28, Oklahoma 17 Oklahoma 25, Penn State 10 Oklahoma 42, Arkansas 8 Miami 20, Oklahoma 14 Miami 23, Nebraska 3 Notre Dame 21, Colorado 6 Colorado 10, Notre Dame 9 Miami 22, Nebraska 0 Florida State 27, Nebraska 14 Florida State 18, Nebraska 16 Nebraska 24, Miami 17 Florida State 31, Notre Dame 26 Nebraska 41, VIRGINIA TECH 21 Nebraska 42, Tennessee 17 Florida 31, SYRACUSE 10 Michigan 34, Alabama 34 (ot) Oklahoma 13, Florida State 2 Florida 56, Maryland 23 USC 38, Iowa 10 Miami 16, Florida State 14 USC 55, Oklahoma 19 Penn State 26, Florida State 23 (3ot) Louisville 24, Wake Forest 13 Kansas 24, Virginia Tech 21 Virginia Tech 20, Cincinnati 7 Iowa 24, Georgia Tech 14 Stanford 40, Virginia Tech 12 West Virginia 70, Clemson 33 Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10

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BOWL GAME RESULTS OUTBACK BOWL

Tampa, Florida 12-23-86 Boston College 27, Georgia 24 1-2-88 Michigan 28, Alabama 24 1-2-89 Syracuse 23, LSU 10 1-1-90 Auburn 31, Ohio State 14 1-1-91 Clemson 30, Illinois 0 1-1-92 SYRACUSE 24, Ohio State 17 1-1-93 Tennessee 38, Boston College 23 1-1-94 Michigan 42, North Carolina State 7 1-2-95 Wisconsin 34, Duke 20 1-1-96 Penn State 43, Auburn 14 1-1-97 Alabama 17, Michigan 14 1-1-98 Georgia 33, Wisconsin 6 1-1-99 Penn State 26, Kentucky 14 1-1-00 Georgia 28, Purdue 25 (ot) 1-1-01 South Carolina 24, Ohio State 7 1-1-02 South Carolina 31, Ohio State 28 1-1-03 Michigan 38, Florida 30 1-1-04 Iowa 37, Florida 17 1-1-05 Georgia 24, Wisconsin 21 1-2-06 Florida 31, Iowa 24 1-1-07 Penn State 20, Tennessee 10 1-1-08 Tennessee 21, Wisconsin 17 1-1-09 Iowa 31, South Carolina 10 1-1-10 Auburn 38, Northwestern 35 (ot) 1-1-11 Florida 37, Penn State 24 1-2-12 Michigan State 33, Georgia 30 (ot) 1-1-13 South Carolina 33, Michigan 28 Hall of Fame Bowl (1986-95)

NEW ERA PINSTRIPE BOWL

Bronx, N.Y. 12-30-10 SYRACUSE 36, Kansas State 34 12-30-11 Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13 12-29-12 Syracuse 38, West Virginia 14

PIZZA BOWL

Detroit, Michigan 12-26-97 Mississippi 34, Marshall 31 12-23-98 Marshall 48, Louisville 29 12-27-99 Marshall 21, Brigham Young 3 12-27-00 Marshall 25, Cincinnati 14 12-29-01 Toledo 23, Cincinnati 16 12-26-02 Boston College 51, Toledo 25 12-26-03 Bowling Green 28, Northwestern 24 12-27-04 UConn 39, Toledo 10 12-26-05 Memphis 38, Akron 31 12-26-06 Central Michigan 31, Middle Tennessee 14 12-26-07 Purdue 51, Central Michigan 48 12-26-08 Florida Atlantic 24, Central Michigan 21 12-26-09 Marshall 21, Ohio 17 12-26-10 Florida International 34, Toledo 32 12-27-11 Purdue 37, Western Michigan 32 12-26-12 Central Michigan 24, Western Kentucky 21 Motor City Bowl (1997-2009)

POINSETTIA BOWL

San Diego, California 12-22-05 Navy 51, Colorado State 30 12-19-06 TCU 37, Northern Illinois 7 12-20-07 Utah 35, Navy 32 12-21-08 TCU 17, Boise State 16 12-23-09 Utah 37, California 27 12-23-10 San Diego State 35, Navy 14 12-21-11 TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24 12-20-12 Brigham Young 23, San Diego State 6

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ROSE BOWL

Pasadena, California 1-1-02 Michigan 49, Stanford 0 1-1-16 Washington State 14, Brown 0 1-1-17 Oregon 14, Pennsylvania 0 1-1-18 Mare Island 19, Camp Lewis 7 1-1-19 Great Lakes 17, Mare Island 0 1-1-20 Harvard 7, Oregon 6 1-1-21 Carolina 28, Ohio State 0 1-2-22 Wash. & Jeff. 0, California 0 1-1-23 USC 14, Penn State 3 1-1-24 Navy 14, Washington 14 1-1-25 Notre Dame 27, Stanford 10 1-1-26 Alabama 20, Washington 19 1-1-27 Alabama 7, Stanford 7 1-2-28 Stanford 7, Pittsburgh 6 1-1-29 Georgia Tech 8, California 7 1-1-30 USC 47, Pittsburgh 14 1-1-31 Alabama 24, Washington State 0 1-1-32 USC 21, Tulane 12 1-2-33 USC 35, Pittsburgh 0 1-1-34 Columbia 7, Stanford 0 1-1-35 Alabama 29, Stanford 13 1-1-36 Stanford 7, SMU 0 1-1-37 Pittsburgh 21, Washington 0 1-1-38 California 13, Alabama 0 1-2-39 USC 7, Duke 3 1-1-40 USC 14, Tennessee 0 1-1-41 Stanford 21, Nebraska 13 1-1-42 Oregon State 20, Duke 16 1-1-43 Georgia 9, UCLA 0 1-1-44 USC 29, Washington 0 1-1-45 USC 25, Tennessee 0 1-1-46 Alabama 34, USC 14 1-1-47 Illinois 45, UCLA 14 1-1-48 Michigan 49, USC 0 1-1-49 Northwestern 20, California 14 1-2-50 Ohio State 17, California 14 1-1-51 Michigan 14, California 6 1-1-52 Illinois 40, Stanford 7 1-1-53 USC 7, Wisconsin 0 1-1-54 Michigan State 28, UCLA 20 1-1-55 Ohio State 20, USC 7 1-2-56 Michigan State 17, UCLA 14 1-1-57 Iowa 35, Oregon State 19 1-1-58 Ohio State 10, Oregon 7 1-1-59 Iowa 38, California 12 1-1-60 Washington 44, Wisconsin 8 1-2-61 Washington 17, Minnesota 7 1-1-62 Minnesota 21, UCLA 3 1-1-63 USC 42, Wisconsin 37 1-1-64 Illinois 17, Washington 7 1-1-65 Michigan 34, Oregon State 7 1-1-66 UCLA 14, Michigan State 12 1-2-67 Purdue 14, USC 13 1-1-68 USC 14, Indiana 3 1-1-69 Ohio State 27, USC 16 1-1-70 USC 10, Michigan 3 1-1-71 Stanford 27, Ohio State 17 1-1-72 Stanford 13, Michigan 12 1-1-73 USC 42, Ohio State 17 1-1-74 Ohio State 42, USC 21 1-1-75 USC 18, Ohio State 17 1-1-76 UCLA 23, Ohio State 10 1-1-77 USC 14, Michigan 6 1-2-78 Washington 27, Michigan 20 1-1-79 USC 17, Michigan 10 1-1-80 USC 17, Ohio State 16 1-1-81 Michigan 23, Washington 6 1-1-82 Washington 28, Iowa 0 1-1-83 UCLA 24, Michigan 14

1-2-84 UCLA 45, Illinois 9 1-1-85 USC 20, Ohio State 17 1-1-86 UCLA 45, Iowa 28 1-1-87 Arizona State 22, Michigan 15 1-1-88 Michigan State 20, USC 17 1-2-89 Michigan 22, USC 14 1-1-90 USC 17, Michigan 10 1-1-91 Washington 46, Iowa 34 1-1-92 Washington 34, Michigan 14 1-1-93 Michigan 38, Washington 31 1-1-94 Wisconsin 21, UCLA 16 1-2-95 Penn State 38, Oregon 20 1-1-96 USC 41, Northwestern 12 1-1-97 Ohio State 20, Arizona State 17 1-1-98 Michigan 21, Washington State 16 1-1-99 Wisconsin 38, UCLA 31 1-1-00 Washington 34, Purdue 24 1-3-02 Miami 37, Nebraska 14 1-1-03 Oklahoma 34, Washington State 14 1-1-04 USC 28, Michigan 14 1-1-05 Texas 38, Michigan 37 1-4-06 Texas 41, USC 38 1-1-07 USC 32, Michigan 18 1-1-08 USC 49, Illinois 17 1-1-09 USC 38, Penn State 24 1-1-10 Ohio State 26, Oregon 17 1-1-11 TCU 21, Wisconsin 19 1-1-12 Oregon 45, Wisconsin 38 1-1-13 Stanford 20, Wisconsin 14 at Tournament Park, 1902-22; at Durham, N.C., 1942

RUSSELL ATHLETIC BOWL

Orlando, Florida 12-28-90 Florida State 24, Penn State 17 12-28-91 Alabama 30, Colorado 25 1-1-93 Stanford 24, Penn State 3 1-1-94 Boston College 31, Virginia 13 1-2-95 South Carolina 24, West Virginia 21 12-30-95 North Carolina 20, Arkansas 10 12-27-96 Miami 31, Virginia 21 12-29-97 Georgia Tech 35, West Virginia 30 12-29-98 Miami 46, North Carolina State 23 12-30-99 Illinois 63, Virginia 21 12-28-00 North Carolina State 38, Minnesota 30 12-20-01 Pittsburgh 34, North Carolina State 19 12-23-02 Texas Tech 55, Clemson 15 12-22-03 North Carolina State 56, Kansas 26 12-21-04 Georgia Tech 51, SYRACUSE 14 12-27-05 Clemson 19, Colorado 10 12-29-06 Maryland 24, Purdue 7 12-28-07 Boston College 24, Michigan State 21 12-27-08 Florida State 24, Wisconsin 13 12-29-09 Wisconsin 20, Miami 14 12-28-10 North Carolina State 23, West Virginia 7 12-29-11 Florida State 18, Notre Dame 14 12-28-12 Virginia Tech 13, Rutgers 10 Blockbuster Bowl (1990-93) Carquest Bowl (1994-97) MicronPC Bowl (1998-2000) Tangerine Bowl (2001-03) Champs Sports Bowl (2004-11)


BOWL GAME RESULTS SUGAR BOWL

New Orleans, Louisiana 1-1-35 Tulane 20, Temple 14 1-1-36 TCU 3, LSU 2 1-1-37 Santa Clara 21, LSU 14 1-1-38 Santa Clara 6, LSU 0 1-2-39 TCU 15, Carnegie Tech 7 1-1-40 Texas A&M 14, Tulane 13 1-1-41 Boston College 19, Tennessee 13 1-1-42 Fordham 2, Missouri 0 1-1-43 Tennessee 14, Tulsa 7 1-1-44 Georgia Tech 20, Tulsa 18 1-1-45 Duke 29, Alabama 26 1-1-46 Oklahoma St. 33, St. Mary’s 13 1-1-47 Georgia 20, North Carolina 10 1-1-48 Texas 27, Alabama 7 1-1-49 Oklahoma 14, North Carolina 6 1-2-50 Oklahoma 35, LSU 0 1-1-51 Kentucky 13, Oklahoma 7 1-1-52 Maryland 28, Tennessee 13 1-1-53 Georgia Tech 24, Mississippi 7 1-1-54 Georgia Tech 42, West Virginia 19 1-1-55 Navy 21, Mississippi 0 1-2-56 Georgia Tech 7, Pittsburgh 0 1-1-57 Baylor 13, Tennessee 7 1-1-58 Mississippi 39, Texas 7 1-1-59 LSU 7, Clemson 0 1-1-60 Mississippi 21, LSU 0 1-2-61 Mississippi 14, Rice 6 1-1-62 Alabama 10, Arkansas 3 1-1-63 Mississippi 17, Arkansas 13 1-1-64 Alabama 12, Mississippi 7 1-1-65 LSU 13, Syracuse 10 1-1-66 Missouri 20, Florida 18 1-2-67 Alabama 34, Nebraska 7 1-1-68 LSU 20, Wyoming 13 1-1-69 Arkansas 16, Georgia 2 1-1-70 Mississippi 27, Arkansas 22 1-1-71 Tennessee 34, Air Force 13 1-1-72 Oklahoma 40, Auburn 22 12-31-72 Oklahoma 14, Penn State 0 12-31-73 Notre Dame 24, Alabama 23 12-31-74 Nebraska 13, Florida 10 12-31-75 Alabama 13, Penn State 6 1-1-77 Pittsburgh 27, Georgia 3 1-2-78 Alabama 35, Ohio State 6 1-1-79 Alabama 14, Penn State 7 1-1-80 Alabama 24, Arkansas 9 1-1-81 Georgia 17, Notre Dame 10 1-1-82 Pittsburgh 24, Georgia 20 1-1-83 Penn State 27, Georgia 23 1-2-84 Auburn 9, Michigan 7 1-1-85 Nebraska 28, LSU 10 1-1-86 Tennessee 35, Miami 7 1-1-87 Nebraska 30, LSU 15 1-1-88 Syracuse 16, Auburn 16 1-2-89 Florida State 13, Auburn 7 1-1-90 Miami 33, Alabama 25 1-1-91 Tennessee 23, Virginia 22 1-1-92 Notre Dame 39, Florida 28 1-1-93 Alabama 34, Miami 13 1-1-94 Florida 41, West Virginia 7 1-2-95 Florida State 27, Florida 21 12-31-95 VIRGINIA TECH 28, Texas 10 1-2-97 Florida 52, Florida State 20 1-1-98 Florida State 31, Ohio State 14 1-1-99 Ohio State 24, Texas A&M 14 1-1-00 Florida State 46, VIRGINIA TECH 29 1-2-01 Miami 37, Florida 20 1-1-02 LSU 47, Illinois 34 1-1-03 Georgia 26, Florida State 13

1-4-04 1-3-05 1-2-06 1-3-07 1-1-08 1-2-09 1-1-10 1-4-11 1-3-12 1-2-13

LSU 21, Oklahoma 14 Auburn 16, Virginia Tech 13 West Virginia 38, Georgia 35 LSU 41, Notre Dame 14 Georgia 41, Hawaii 10 Utah 31, Alabama 17 Florida 51, Cincinnati 24 Ohio State 31, Arkansas 26 Michigan 23, Virginia Tech 20 (ot) Louisville 33, Florida 23

HYUNDAI SUN BOWL

El Paso, Texas 1-1-36 Hardin-Simmons 14, New Mexico State 14 1-1-37 Hardin-Simmons 34, Texas-El Paso 6 1-1-38 West Virginia 7, Texas Tech 6 1-2-39 Utah 26, New Mexico 0 1-1-40 Catholic 0, Arizona State 0 1-1-41 Western Reserve 26, Arizona State 13 1-1-42 Tulsa 6, Texas Tech 0 1-1-43 2nd Air Force 13, Hardin-Simmons 7 1-1-44 Southwestern Texas 7, New Mexico 0 1-1-45 Southwestern Texas 35, New Mexico 0 1-1-46 New Mexico 34, Denver 24 1-1-47 Cincinnati 18, Virginia Tech 6 1-1-48 Miami (Ohio) 13, Texas Tech 12 1-1-49 West Virginia 21, Texas-El Paso 12 1-2-50 Texas-El Paso 33, Georgetown 20 1-1-51 West Texas State 14, Cincinnati 13 1-1-52 Texas Tech 25, Pacific 14 1-1-53 Pacific 26, Southern Miss 7 1-1-54 Texas-El Paso 37, Southern Miss 14 1-1-55 Texas-El Paso 47, Florida State 20 1-2-56 Wyoming 21, Texas Tech 14 1-1-57 George Washington 13, Texas-El Paso 0 1-1-58 Louisville 34, Drake 20 12-31-58 Wyoming 14, Hardin-Simmons 6 12-31-59 New Mexico State 28, North Texas State 8 12-31-60 New Mexico State 20, Utah State 13 12-30-61 Villanova 17, Wichita State 9 12-31-62 West Texas State 15, Ohio U. 14 12-31-63 Oregon 21, SMU 14 12-26-64 Georgia 7, Texas Tech 0 12-31-65 Texas-El Paso 13, TCU 12 12-24-66 Wyoming 28, Florida State 20 12-30-67 Texas-El Paso 14, Mississippi 7 12-28-68 Auburn 34, Arizona 10 12-20-69 Nebraska 45, Georgia 6 12-19-70 Georgia Tech 17, Texas Tech 9 12-18-71 LSU 33, Iowa State 15 12-30-72 North Carolina 32, Texas Tech 28 12-29-73 Missouri 34, Auburn 17 12-28-74 Mississippi State 26, North Carolina 24 12-26-75 Pittsburgh 33, Kansas 19 1-2-77 Texas A&M 37, Florida 14 12-31-77 Stanford 24, LSU 14 12-23-78 Texas 42, Maryland 0 12-22-79 Washington 14, Texas 7 12-27-80 Nebraska 31, Mississippi State 17 12-26-81 Oklahoma 40, Houston 14 12-25-82 North Carolina 26, Texas 10 12-24-83 Alabama 28, SMU 7 12-22-84 Maryland 28, Tennessee 27 12-28-85 Georgia 13, Arizona 13 12-25-86 Alabama 28, Washington 6 12-25-87 Oklahoma State 35, West Virginia 33 12-24-88 Alabama 29, Army 28 12-30-89 Pittsburgh 31, Texas A&M 28 12-31-90 Michigan State 17, USC 16 12-31-91 UCLA 6, Illinois 3 12-31-92 Baylor 20, Arizona 15

12-24-93 12-30-94 12-29-95 12-31-96 12-31-97 12-31-98 12-31-99 12-29-00 12-31-01 12-31-02 12-31-03 12-31-04 12-30-05 12-29-06 12-31-07 12-31-08 12-31-09 12-31-10 12-31-11 12-31-12

Oklahoma 41, Texas Tech 10 Texas 35, North Carolina 31 Iowa 38, Washington 18 Stanford 38, Michigan State 0 Arizona State 17, Iowa 7 TCU 28, USC 19 Oregon 24, Minnesota 20 Wisconsin 21, UCLA 20 Washington State 33, Purdue 27 Purdue 34, Washington 24 Minnesota 31, Oregon 30 Arizona State 27, Purdue 23 UCLA 50, Northwestern 38 Oregon State 39, Missouri 38 Oregon 56, USF 21 Oregon State 3, Pittsburgh 0 Oklahoma 31, Stanford 27 Notre Dame 33, Miami 17 Utah 30, Georgia Tech 27 (ot) Georgia Tech 21, USC 7

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MEDIA SERVICES TheAmerican.org

The official website of the American Athletic Conference features up-to-date information on all facets of the league. Football standings, results, statistics and notes are updated as games are played. In addition, in-game scores for all football contests involving American Athletic Conference teams will be updated in-progress.

Weekly Release & Statistics

Media members may access PDF versions of the complete weekly release, including conference and team-by-team statistics, on TheAmerican.org or via CollegePressBox. com. Regular updates of the weekly release will be distributed via e-mail from the conference office. To be included on the distribution list, send an e-mail request to Chuck Sullivan at csullivan@theamerican.org.

Weekly Football Highlights

The American Athletic Conference offers video highlights and clips of selected press conferences on a weekly basis through the XOS Digital XChange FTP tool. Content is available in full broadcast-quality resolution. Contact Chuck Sullivan (csullivan@ theamerican.org) for information on how to access the highlights.

Weekly Awards

The American names offensive, defensive and special teams Players of the Week each Monday morning during the season. Winners are chosen from nominations provided by conference sports information directors. The information will be available from the conference office via release as well as on the league web site.

Annual Awards

CollegePressBox.com is the official media website for American Athletic Conference football and the media home for information on every Division I team and conference. Access and download weekly game notes, quotes, statistics, media guides, photos and more for the conference and each of its eight member schools throughout the season. Login information will be distributed to accredited media, or you can apply for a password by sending an e-mail to password@collegepressbox.com.

The American Athletic Conference will name first and second all-conference teams, players of the year on offense, defense and special teams, rookie of the year and coach of the year. The awards are chosen by a vote of the league’s 10 head coaches at the conclusion of the regular season. The awards will be announced on Dec. 4 2013. The American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team is comprised of players who have an overall grade-point average of 3.00 or better over the previous academic year and completed at least two semesters of academic work. The team is announced in early February. The American Athletic Conference Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year was established to recognize student-athletes who have achieved success in the classroom and on the field. The winner receives a scholarship which may be applied to graduate or professional studies.

Weekly Teleconference

The American Athletic Conference will hold weekly teleconferences with its 10 head football coaches, beginning Monday, Aug. 26 and continuing each Monday through Dec 2. Each coach will be available for 10 minutes. Media representatives wishing to participate in the teleconference should contact The American office for the phone number. This year’s schedule is as follows (all times Eastern):

11 a.m. 11:10 a.m. 11:20 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:40 a.m. 11:50 a.m. Noon 12:10 p.m. 12:20 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:40 p.m.

Conference news/award winners Kyle Flood, Rutgers Charlie Strong, Louisville June Jones, SMU Paul Pasqualoni, UConn Tony Levine, Houston Tommy Tuberville, Cincinnati Willie Taggart, USF Matt Rhule, Temple Justin Fuente, Memphis George O’Leary, UCF

Twitter & Facebook

Fans and media members are invited to follow the latest American Athletic Conference football news through social media. The American Twitter feed may be accessed @American_FB and the conference’s official Facebook page is available @AmericanConf.

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American Athletic Conference Communications phone 401.453.0660 Football Contact Chuck Sullivan Director of Communications email: csullivan@theamerican.org Mobile: 401.641.8760

Mark Hodgkin Senior Director of Digital Media email: mhodgkin@theamerican.org

Megan Erbes Communications Assistant email: merbes@theamerican.org

Sara Naggar Director of Communications email: snaggar@theamerican.org

Jordan Ozer Communications Assistant email: jozer@theamerican.org

Jamie Corun Digital Network Assistant email: jcorun@theamerican.org

Allison White Digital Network Assistant email: awhite@theamerican.org


American Athletic Conference Media Directory AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE 15 Park Row West Providence, RI 02903 Chuck Sullivan, Director of Communications Office............................................... (401) 453-0660 Mobile............................................. (401) 641-8760 e-mail...................... csullivan@theamerican.org UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Wayne Densch Building #77 4000 Central Florida Boulevard Orlando, FL 32816-3555

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS 570 Normal AOB Room 203 Memphis, TN 38152

George O'Leary, Head Football Coach Office............................................... (407) 823-5397 Brian Ormiston, Associate Director of Communications Office............................................... (407) 823-2409 Mobile............................................. (407) 920-1233 e-mail....................bormiston@athletics.ucf.edu

Justin Fuente, Head Football Coach Office............................................... (901) 678-4140 Ron Mears, Assistant Athletics Director Office............................................... (901) 678-2349 Mobile............................................. (832) 969-1310 e-mail............................... rmears@memphis.edu

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI 880 Richard E. Lindner Center 2751 O'Varsity Way Cincinnati, OH 45221-0021

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Louis Brown Athletic Center 83 Rockefeller Road Piscataway, NJ 08854-8053

Tommy Tuberville, Head Football Coach Office............................................... (513) 556-5986 Ryan Koslen, Senior Director of Sports Communications Office............................................... (513) 556-5186 Mobile............................................. (513) 497-3132 e-mail...................................ryan.koslen@uc.edu

Kyle Flood, Head Football Coach Office............................................... (732) 445-6200 Jason Baum, Associate AD/Athletic Communications Office............................................... (732) 445-7885 Mobile............................................. (201) 966-6338 e-mail.......................jbaum@scarletknights.com

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT 2095 Hillside Road, Unit 1173 Storrs, CT 06269-1173

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, ATH 100 Tampa, FL 33620

Paul Pasqualoni, Head Football Coach Office............................................... (860) 486-2718 Mike Enright, Associate AD/Athletic Communications Office............................................... (860) 486-2241 Mobile............................................. (860) 208-4756 e-mail.................................menright@uconn.edu

Willie Taggart, Head Football Coach Office............................................... (813) 974-7171 Ashley Walker, Assistant Director of Communications Office............................................... (813) 974-4087 Mobile............................................. (813) 957-1667 e-mail...............................ashleywalker@usf.edu

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON 3100 Cullen Boulevard Houston, TX 77204-6002

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY 5800 Ownby Drive Dallas, TX 75275

Tony Levine, Head Football Coach Office............................................... (713) 743-9388 David Bassity, Assistant Athletics Director for Communications Office............................................... (713) 743-9409 Mobile............................................. (405) 274-1455 e-mail...........................dbassity@central.uh.edu

June Jones, Head Football Coach Office............................................... (214) 768-7681 Brad Sutton, Associate Athletics Director/ Public Relations & Marketing Office............................................... (214) 768-1651 Mobile............................................. (214) 914-8705 e-mail....................................... bsutton@smu.edu

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE Student Activities Center Louisville, KY 40292

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY 1700 North Broad Street, Fourth Floor Philadelphia, PA 19122

Charlie Strong, Head Football Coach Office............................................... (502) 852-7775 Rocco Gasparro, Assistant Sports Information Director Office............................................... (502) 852-0102 Mobile............................................. (502) 262-2258 e-mail.................rocco.gasparro@louisville.edu

Matt Rhule, Head Football Coach Office............................................... (215) 204-0855 Cathy Bongiovi, Associate Director of Communications Office............................................... (215) 204-1608 Mobile............................................. (215) 778-6814 e-mail....................................cathyb@temple.edu

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Rutgers

Nov. 21

Dec. 7

Dec. 5

Nov. 30

Nov. 29

SMU

USF

at Temple

Nov. 16

Nov. 23

Houston

UConn

at Louisville

at Memphis

South Carolina

Nov. 9

Nov. 8

Nov. 2

Oct. 31

Oct. 30

Oct. 26

Oct. 19

Oct. 18

Oct. 12

Oct. 11

Oct. 10

Oct. 5

Sept. 28

Sept. 21

Louisville

at Houston

at Rutgers

SMU

at Memphis

UConn

Temple

at USF

at Miami (Ohio)

Northwestern St.

at Penn State

Sept. 14

Purdue

at Illinois

at FIU

Akron

Sept. 7

Sept. 6

Sept. 1

Aug. 31

Aug. 30

Aug. 29

Memphis

Rutgers

at Temple

at SMU

Louisville

at UCF

at Cincinnati

USF

at Buffalo

Michigan

Maryland

Towson

SMU

Cincinnati

at Louisville

at UCF

USF

at Rutgers

BYU

Memphis

at UTSA

at Rice

at Temple

Southern

at Cincinnati

Memphis

Houston

at UConn

at USF

UCF

Rutgers

at Temple

FIU

at Kentucky

E. Kentucky

Ohio

at UConn

Temple

at Louisville

at USF

UT-Martin

Cincinnati

SMU

at Houston

UCF

Arkansas State

at Middle Tenn.

Duke

USF

at UConn

at UCF

Cincinnati

Temple

Houston

at Louisville

at SMU

Arkansas

Eastern Mich.

Norfolk State

at Fresno State

Rutgers

at UCF

SMU

Memphis

at Houston

Louisville

at UConn

Cincinnati

Miami (Fla.)

Florida Atlantic

at Michigan St.

McNeese State

UCF

at Houston

at USF

UConn

at Cincinnati

Temple

at Memphis

Rutgers

at TCU

Texas A&M

Montana State

Texas Tech

at Memphis

UConn

UCF

at Rutgers

at SMU

Army

at Cincinnati

Louisville

at Idaho

Fordham

Houston

at Notre Dame

15

14

13

12

11

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

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