Rod Couch

Boise State Broncos Rock the Northern Illinois Huskies 55-7 in the Poinsettia Bowl

Broncos finish the season with an exclamation.

SAN DIEGO, California--After arguably their best performance of the season, Boise State likely wishes the season would continue.

Linebacker Tyler Gray recovered two first-quarter fumbles and Jeremy McNichols scored three touchdowns in the quarter, the Boise State defense played a near-perfect game and the Bronco juggernaut rolled to a 55-7 win over Northern Illinois.  The win was Boise State's sixth bowl victory in its last seven bowls.

With the win, Boise State tied the modern record for wins in an 18-year period with 192, tying the mark set by Nebraska (see chart at conclusion of article).  Boise State also broke their own modern record for wins in a 17-year period.  The Broncos are 186-35 from 1999-2015, behind only Yale (199-11-7 from 1888-1904) and Pennsylvania (195-25-7 from 1892-1908).

Boise State also moved up to #4 in college football history for wins in a 19-year period.  The Broncos (196-47 from 1997-2015) are tied with Florida State (196-39-1 from 1987-2005), with only Yale (218-11-7 from 1887-1905), Pennsylvania (217-30-7 from 1890-1908) and Nebraska (202-33-1 from 1982-2000) ahead of the Broncos and Seminoles.

Boise State moved 75 yards in 3 plays on its opening drive, with McNichols catching a 39-yard pass from Brett Rypien and then running it in for a 29 score.  The Huskies fired back on the ensuing possession, but a fumble by quarterback Ryan Graham that was recovered by Boise State's Tyler Gray thwarted a chance for points.

The game changed with that fumble, as Rypien hit Thomas Sperbeck and McNichols with 23-yard passes, and then found McNichols for a four-yard touchdown.  When placekicker Tyler Rausa booted the extra point, Rausa passed Utah's Louie Sakoda to become the all-time Mountain West Conference single-season scoring leader amongst kickers.

Defensive coordinator Marcel Yates' defense held NIU to a three-and-out, leading to the third McNichols touchdown of the quarter, a one-yard run set up by a 22-yard Rypien to Jake Roh hookup and a 21-yard strike from Rypien to Shane Williams-Rhodes.  

Rausa added a 34-yard field goal to make it 24-0 before Arergeros Turner took the ensuing kickoff 95 yards for what proved to be Northern Illinois' only score of the game.

The Huskies had another chance to get back in the game after a Rypien fumble, advancing the ball to the Boise State 16.  But Graham was hit hard by Kamalei Correa to force another fumble, again recovered by Gray.  Rypien found Chaz Anderson with a perfect strike for a 16-yard Bronco touchdown, and Boise State went into the locker room up 31-7.

Rausa's 27-yard third-quarter field goal put his name in the Bronco record book for field goals in a season.  Rausa finished the year with 25, one more than Tyler Jones had in 2004.

Walk-on Ryan Wolpin starred in the second half--his 49-yard run set up a one-yard sneak by quarterback Thomas Stuart for the game's final points.

Through all the offensive fireworks (654 yards of total offense), the Boise State defense put together one of the best Bronco defensive performances in school history against a Northern Illinois team that lost to #5 Ohio State 20-13.  In that game, the Buckeyes allowed 190 yards.  In today's Poinsettia Bowl, the Bronco defense held NIU to -5 rushing yards and 33 total yards and just seven first downs.

The 33 total yards are the second-fewest allowed in Boise State history.  The Broncos gave up 30 to Whitworth in 1968, the all-time mark.

The 654 yards are the ninth-most in Boise State history, and the most in a bowl game.

Boise State became one of nine schools to feature a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and a 1,000-yard receiver.  Coming into the Poinsettia Bowl, the Broncos already had the latter two in McNichols and Thomas Sperbeck.

Rypien, who started the game 20-of-24, finished 29-40 for 377 yards and 3 touchdowns.  He concluded the season #8 for single-season passing yards (3,353) at Boise State (see chart at conclusion of this article).  Rypien, who did not see action until the third game of the season, finished 133 yards shy of former Bronco Kellen Moore (3,486 yards in 2008) for the most passing yards in a season by a freshman.

Rypien tied Moore's 2010 season for seventh all-time in completions with 273.  With one season under his belt, Rypien stands sixth all-time at Boise State with five games over 300 passing yards, and Brett is 10th with 10 games over 200 passing yards.  Rypien's season ranks ninth in school history for total offense (3,281 yards).

Like Moore, Rypien was stingy in throwing interceptions this season, finishing the year with only eight interceptions in 429 attempts.  Rypien's interception ratio of 1.86% ranks sixth all-time.  Moore set an NCAA record when he threw just three interceptions in 431 attempts, a percentage of .69%.

McNichols paced a potent Bronco ground attack with 19 carries for 93 yards and 2 TD's, while Wolpin had 15 carries for 90, Kelsey Young 10 carries for 54 yards and Williams-Rhodes had three carries for 34.  Williams-Rhodes extended his existing school record for rushing yards by a receiver with 451 in his Bronco career.

McNichols passed Ian Johnson for third in touchdowns in a single season with 26, and ranks third all-time for points in a season with 156.

Just a sophomore, McNichols is already tied for 12th all-time in career rushing touchdowns with Bart Hendricks (1997-2000) and Rodney Webster (1980-83).

Rausa's 13 points moved him up to sixth with 134 points this season.  McNichols and Rausa are the fifth duo in school history to each score over 100 points in the same season, joining Johnson (152 points) and placekicker Anthony Montgomery (100) in 2006, kicker Kyle Brotzman (114 points) and Johnson (102) in 2007, Jay Ajayi (114 points) and kicker Dan Goodale (108) in 2013, and Ajayi (198) and Goodale (115) in 2014.

Rausa's 59 extra points this season are tied for the ninth-most all-time with Nick Calaycay (2000) and Kyle Brotzman (2010).  Rausa now ranks 10th in Boise State history with his 25 field goals.

McNichols and Young proved to be a formidable duo in the Bronco backfield; the tandem passed Ajayi and Grant Hedrick (1,702 combined yards in 2013), Ian Johnson and Jeremy Avery (1,713 in 2007), Doug Martin and Avery (1,755 yards in 2010) and Brock Forsey and David Mikell (1,775 yards in 2001) to become the seventh top rushing duo in school history.

McNichols had five catches for 96 yards and another score to finish with 189 yards of all-purpose rushing.  Williams-Rhodes finished the game with eight receptions for 94 yards and Sperbeck had six catches for 78.

Sperbeck, who set the single-season receiving yards record earlier this year, matched Matt Miller for the single-season receptions mark with 88.  Out of the 35 best single-season marks at Boise State, three of those belong to members of the 2015 receiving corps as Williams-Rhodes finished 16th and McNichols 34th.  And interestingly enough, Miller was a graduate assistant on this year's Bronco team.

Sperbeck is now ninth in career receiving yards with 2,339

Williams-Rhodes passed Bronco great Austin Pettis for second place in career receptions with 232, and finished his career two shy of Matt Miller.

Sperbeck and Williams-Rhodes finished 2015 as the #2 receiving duo with 151 catches between them.  Williams-Rhodes and Miller own the school record of 165 set in 2013.  Sperbeck, Williams-Rhodes and McNichols finished just two receptions shy of another mark for the top receiving trio, a record held by Miller, Williams-Rhodes & Geraldo Boldewijn (204 in 2013).

The versatile McNichols finished the season with 51 catches, second in school history for receptions by a Bronco running back. 

Consistent tight end Jake Roh had four catches for 68 yards this afternoon and finished the season with 31, the fifth-best single-season performance by a Boise State tight end.  Roh also ranks third on that list with 33 catches last season.

With 68 and 66 career receptions, respectively, Roh and McNichols rank fifth and seventh at Boise State for receptions by the end of their sophomore seasons.

Graham finished 7-of-21 passing for 38 yards, while running back Joel Bouganon, who came into the game with 1,269 yards, managed just 16 yards on eight carries.

This afternoon's win gave the 2015 Boise State senior class its 40th win, making them the 14th consecutive group of Bronco seniors to go out with at least 40 wins in their careers.

The Broncos set postseason records for points scored in a game (McNichols' 18 points tied the existing record by Bart Hendricks in 2000, Brock Forsey in 2002 and Jay Ajayi in 2014), yards of total offense (654 to obliterate the existing record of 560 vs. Nevada in 1990), most rushing yards (277 as a team), while the 33 total yards smashes the mark of 156 against Northern Iowa in 1990.

Boise State finishes the season 9-4 while Northern Illinois fell to 8-6.  The Broncos have won nine or more games in 13 out of the last 14 seasons, with the 2013 season (8-5) being the oddball in that time.

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Most Wins In 18-Year Period:

(no overlap)

*Modern Record in Bold

 

1.    Yale 209-11-7 (1888-1905)

2.    Pennsylvania 206-30-6 (1890-1907)

3.    Nebraska 192-31-1 (1982-1999)

3.    Boise State 192-40-0 (1998-2015) 

5.    Harvard 188-23-3 (1886-1903)

5.    Florida State 188-34-1 (1987-2004)

7.    Oklahoma 184-51 (1998-2015)* 

8.    Miami of Florida 183-34-0 (1986-2003)

9.    Florida 183-48-1 (1992-2009)

10.  Princeton 180-19-5 (1888-1905)

11.  Oklahoma 179-31-4 (1971-1988)

12.  Ohio State 178-46-2 (1992-2009)

13.  BYU 176-53-2 (1979-1996)

13.  Virginia Tech 176-55-0 (1994-2011)

15.  Penn State 175-37-1 (1969-1986)

16.  Alabama 174-31-3 (1962-1979)

17.  Oregon 173-56 (1998-2015) *

17.  Virginia Tech 173-60 (1996-2013)

18.  Tennessee 172-48-3 (1987-2004)

18.  Texas 172-57-1 (1995-2012)

20.  Georgia 171-61 (1997-2014)

21.  LSU 169-60 (1996-2013)

22.  Michigan 168-49-4 (1986-2003)

23.  Nebraska 167-38-4 (1963-1980)

24.  Texas Christian 167-57 (1998-2015)*

25.  Wisconsin 166-67 (1998-2015)*

*pending bowl game

Most Wins In 17-Year Period:

1.    Yale 199-11-7 (1888-1904)

2.    Pennsylvania 195-25-7 (1892-1908)

3.    Boise State 186-35 (1999-2015)

4.    Nebraska 180-29-1 (1981-1997)

5.    Harvard 179-20-3 (1886-1902)

5.    Florida State 179-31-1 (1987-2003)

5.    Oklahoma 179-44 (1999-2015)*

8.    Florida 174-44-1 (1993-2009)

9.    Princeton 172-17-5 (1888-1904)

9.    Miami of Florida 172-32 (1986-2002)

11.  Oklahoma 170-28-4 (1971-1987)

11.  Ohio State 170-43-1 (1993-2009)   

 

*pending bowl game 

Most Wins In 19-Year Period:

(no overlap)

 
*Modern Record in Bold


1.    Yale 218-11-7 (1887-1905)
2.    Pennsylvania 217-30-7 (1890-1908)
3.    Nebraska 202-33-1 (1982-2000)
4.    Florida State 196-39-1 (1987-2005)

4.    Boise State 196-47 (1997-2015)
6.    Harvard 195-25-4 (1886-1904)

7.    Miami of Florida 193-36 (1985-2003)
7.    Florida 193-50-1 (1991-2009)
9.    Princeton 189-19-6 (1888-1906)

10.  Oklahoma 188-59 (1997-2015)*
11.  Oklahoma 186-35-5 (1970-1988)
11.  Penn State 186-37-1 (1968-1986)

11.  Ohio State 186-50-2 (1991-2009)

14.  Alabama 185-31-3 (1961-1979)

14.  BYU 185-57-2 (1978-1996) 
14.  Virginia Tech 185-58 (1993-2011)
17.  Tennessee 181-54-2 (1989-2007)

18.  Oregon 180-61 (1997-2015)* 
18.  Texas 180-61-1 (1994-2012)

18.  Georgia 180-64 (1997-2015)*
21.  Michigan 178-50-5 (1985-2003)
22.  LSU 177-65 (1996-2014)
23.  Wisconsin 174-72 (1997-2015)*
24.  Ohio State 173-42-3 (1968-1986)
25.  USC 167-53-7 (1972-1990)

*pending bowl game

Least Yards of Total Offense by a Boise State Opponent

1.    30 Whitworth (1968)

2.    33 Northern Illinois (2015)

3.    35 Humboldt State (1986)

4.    60 Southern Oregon (1970)

5.    76 Portland State (1972)

6.    80 San Jose State (2010)

6.    80 Westminster (1968)

8.    81 College of Idaho (1970)

9.    82 Sacramento State (2006)

10.  89 New Mexico State (2007)

Most Yards of Total Offense, Game

1.    742 vs. Colorado State (2011)

2.    737 vs. Hawai'i (2010)

3.    732 vs. Louisiana Tech (2003)

4.    705 vs. UNLV (2015)

5.    688 vs. Fresno State (2002)

6.    676 vs. Colorado State (2014)

7.    664 vs. Eastern Washington (1995)

8.    658 vs. New Mexico (2014)

9.    654 vs. Northern Illinois, (2015)

10.  650 vs. San Jose State (2002)

 

Receptions, Season

1.  Matt Miller (88) 2013

1.  Thomas Sperbeck (88) 2015)

2.  Jeremy Childs (82) 2007

4.  Titus Young (79) 2010

5.  Shane Williams-Rhodes (77) 2013

6.   Mike Wilson (76) 1992

7.   Jeremy Childs (72) 2008

8.   Austin Pettis (71) 2009

8.   Titus Young (71) 2009

10. Shane Williams-Rhodes (68) 2014

11. Tim Gilligan (67) 2003

12.  Matt Miller (66) 2012

12.  Don Hutt (66) 1971

14.  Rodney Smith (64) 1997

14.  Mike Holton (64) 1974

16.  Shane Williams-Rhodes (63) 2015

16. Austin Pettis (63) 2009

16.  Eric Andrade (63) 1987

16.  Don Hutt (63) 1973

16.  Austin Pettis (63) 2010

21.  Tyler Shoemaker (62) 2011

21.  Matt Miller (62) 2011

21.  Billy Wingfield (62) 2002

24.  Ryan Ikebe (61) 1996

25.  Kipp Bedard (60) 1981

26.  Don Hutt (58) 1972

27.  Terry Hutt (56) 1977

28.  T.J. Acree (55) 2004

       Al Marshall (55) 1972 

30.  Del Graven (54) 1993

31.  Rodney Smith (53) 1998

32.  Sheldon Forehand (52) 1991

        Winky White (52) 1989

34.  Jeremy Mcnichols (51) 2015 

35.  T.J. Acree (51) 2003

35.  Thomas Sperbeck (51) 2014

37.  Mitch Burroughs (49) 2011

37.   Kim Metcalf (49) 1982

37.  Austin Pettis (49) 2008

40.  Kim Metcalf (48) 1984

40.  Jay Swillie (48) 2001

42.   Mike Richmond (46) 1995

42.   Austin Pettis (46) 2007

44. John Smith (45) 1975

44.  Jay Ajayi (45) 2014

46. Jeb Putzier (44) 2001

       Titus Young (44) 2007

48. Sheldon Forehand (43) 1992

       Ricky Hill (43) 1989

50.  Chaz Anderson (42) 2015 

50. Al Marshall (42) 1971

       Ryan Ikebe (42) 1994

       Mike Wilson (42) 1993

54.  Eric Andrade (41) 1986

        Mike Holton (41) 1975

56.  John Crabtree (40) 1974

        Lou Fanucchi (40) 2000

        Drisan James (40) 2004

        John Carter (40) 1974

Receiving Yards, Season

1.    Thomas Sperbeck (1,412) 2015

1.    Titus Young (1,215) 2010

2.    Tim Gilligan (1,192) 2003

3.    Matt Miller (1,140) 2013

4.    Billy Wingfield (1,138) 2002

5.    Kipp Bedard (1,101) 1981

6.    Mike Holton (1,080) 1974

7.    Jeremy Childs (1,045) 2007

8.    Titus Young (1,041) 2009

9.    Terry Hutt (1,032) 1977

10.  Al Marshall (1,003) 1972

11.  Tyler Shoemaker (994) 2011

12.  Don Hutt (964) 1973

13.  Ryan Ikebe (959) 1996

14.  Austin Pettis (951) 2010

15.  T.J. Acree (947) 2004

16.   Don Hutt (938) 1971

18.   Eric Andrade (922) 1987

19.   Rodney Smith (917) 1997

20.   Mike Wilson (913) 1992

21.  Thomas Sperbeck (877) 2014

22.   Austin Pettis (855) 2009

23.  John Smith (854) 1975

24.  Winky White (830) 1989

25.  Jeb Putzier (824) 2001

25.  Don Hutt (824) 1972

27.  Jeremy Childs (802) 2008

28.  Lou Fanucchi (796) 2000

29.  Jarrett Hausske (791) 1994

30.  Kim Metcalf (778) 1984

31.  Rodney Smith (772) 1998

32.  Matt Miller (769) 2012

33.  Mike Wilson (768) 1991

34.  T.J. Acree (758) 2003

35.  Winky White (744) 1990

36.  Ryan Ikebe (742) 1995

37.  Mike Holton (741) 1975

38.  Kim Metcalf (733) 1982

39.  Lawrence Bady (726) 2003

        Ryan Ikebe (726) 1994

41.  Terry Hutt (720) 1976

42.  Shane Williams-Rhodes (702) 2013

43.  Lou Fanucchi (697) 2002

44.  Al Marshall (686) 1971

45.  Mike Richmond (684) 1995

46.  Matt Miller (679) 2011

47.  Jay Swillie (673) 2001

48.  Sheldon Forehand (667) 1991

49.  Lonnie Hughes (664) 1977

50.  Drisan James (650) 2006

Receiving Yards, Career

1.    Titus Young (3,063) 2007-2010

2.    Matt Miller (3,049) 2011-2014
3.    Austin Pettis (2,838) 2007-2010

4.    Ryan Ikebe (2,751) 1993-1996

5.    Don Hutt (2,728) 1970-1973

6.    Lou Fanucchi (2,554) 1999-2002

7.    Terry Hutt (2,354) 1973-1974/1976-1977

7.    Mike Holton (2,354) 1972/1974-1976

9.    Thomas Sperbeck (2,339) 2013-current

10.  Mike Wilson (2,300) 1990-1993

11.  Jay Swillie (2,161) 1999-2002

12.  Eric Andrade (2,097) 1983-1984/1986-1987 

13.  Jeb Putzier (2,050) 1998-2001

14.  Tyler Shoemaker (2,031) 2008-2011

15.  Al Marshall (2,007) 1969-1972

16.  Jeremy Childs (1,999) 2006-2008

17.  Kim Metcalf (1,990) 1980-1984

18.  Winky White (1,977) 1987-1990

19.  Kipp Bedard (1,971) 1979-1981

20.  Shane Williams-Rhodes (1,953) 2012-current

21.  Drisan James (1,810) 2003-2006

21.  T.J. Acree (1,713) 2001-2004

23.  Tim Gilligan (1,670) 2000-2003

24.  John Smith (1,608) 1972-1975

25.  Sheldon Forehand (1,586) 1989-1992

26.  Billy Wingfield (1,530) 1998-1999, 2001-2002

27.  Jarret Hausske (1,511) 1991-1994

28.  Kyle Efaw (1,269) 2008-2011

29.  Terry Heffner (1,264) 1987-1990

30.  Lawrence Bady (1,197) 2003-2004

31.  Jerard Rabb (1,158) 2005-2006

32.  Geraldo Boldewijn (1,154) 2010-2013

33.  Kirby Moore (1,137) 2009/2011-2013

34.  Lonnie Hughes (1,086) 1977-1978

35.  Legedu Naanee (1,073) 2003-2006

36.  Brock Forsey (1,050) 1999-2002

37.  Chaz Anderson (1,034) 2013-current

38.  Derek Schouman (1,009) 2003-2006

 

Field Goals, Season

1.    Tyler Rausa (25) 2015

1.    Tyler Jones (24) 2004 

3.    Mike Dodd (22) 1992

4.    Tyler Jones (19) 2003

5.    Roberto Moran (18) 1986

5.    Kyle Brotzman (18) 2009

7.    Dan Goodale (17) 2013

7.    Mark Jensen (17) 1982

7.    Kyle Brotzman (17) 2008

10.  Tony Massagli (16) 1983

10.  Roberto Moran (16) 1985

10.  P.K. Wiggins (16) 1987

10.  Kyle Brotzman (16) 2007

10.  Kyle Brotzman (16) 2010

10.  Dan Goodale (16) 2014

Field Goals, Career

1.    Kyle Brotzman (67) 2007-2010

2.    Mike Black (51) 1988-1991

3.    Tyler Jones (46) 2001-2004

4.    Nick Calaycay (45) 1999-2002

5.    Greg Erickson (37) 1992-1995

6.    Dan Goodale (36) 2011-2014

7.    Roberto Moran (34) 1985-1986

8.    Kenrick Camerud (30) 1979-1981

9.    Todd Belcastro (29) 1996-1998

10.  Tyler Rausa (25) 2015-current

11.  Mike Dodd (22) 1992

11.  Tom Sarette (22) 1977-1978

Points, Season

1.    Brock Forsey (192) 2002

1.    Jay Ajayi (192) 2014

3.    Jeremy McNichols (156) 2015

4.    Ian Johnson (152) 2006

5.    Tyler Jones (141) 2004

6.    Tyler Rausa (134) 2015

7.    Tyler Jones (132) 2003

8.    Kyle Brotzman (117) 2009

9.    Dan Goodale (115) 2014

10.  Jay Ajayi (114) 2013

10.  Kyle Brotzman (114) 2007

10.  Doug Martin (114) 2011

13.  Dan Goodale (108) 2013

14.  Kyle Brotzman (107) 2012

15.  Nick Calaycay (104) 2000

16.  John Smith (102) 1974

       John Smith (102) 1975

       Chris Jackson (102) 1987

       Ian Johnson (102) 2007

20.  Kyle Brotzman (101) 2008

21.  Anthony Montgomery (100) 2006

PAT's, Season

1.    Tyler Jones (75) 2003

2.    Tyler Jones (69) 2004

3.    Dan Goodale (67) 2014

4.    Kyle Brotzman (66) 2007

5.    Tyler Jones (63) 2002

5.    Kyle Brotzman (63) 2009

7.    Anthony Montgomery (61) 2005

7.    Anthony Montgomery (61) 2006

9.    Tyler Rausa (59) 2015

9.    Nick Calaycay (59) 2000

9.    Kyle Brotzman (59) 2010

12.  Dan Goodale (57) 2013

13.  Nick Calaycay (50) 2001

13.  Kyle Brotzman (50) 2008

13.  Dan Goodale (50) 2011

Touchdowns, Season

1.    Brock Forsey (32) 2002

2.    Jay Ajayi (28) 2014

3.   Jeremy McNichols (26) 2015

4.    Ian Johnson (25) 2006

5.    Jay Ajayi (19) 2013

6.    Doug Martin (19) 2011

7.    John Smith (17) 1974

7.    John Smith (17) 1975

7.    Chris Jackson (17) 1987

7.    Ian Johnson (17) 2007

11.  Brock Forsey (16) 2000

11.  Brock Forsey (16) 2001

11.  Tyler Shoemaker (16) 2011

11.  D.J. Harper (16) 2012

15.  Doug Martin 15 2009

15.  K.C. Adams (14) 1994

15.  David Mikell (14) 2003

15.  Jon Helmandollar (14) 2004

15.  Austin Pettis (14) 2009

15.  Doug Martin (14) 2010

21.  Don Hutt (13) 1973

21.  Mike Holton (13) 1974

21.  Jon Francis (13) 1984

21.  Jared Zabransky (13) 2004

21.  Ian Johnson (13) 2008

Points, Season

1.    Brock Forsey (192) 2002

1.    Jay Ajayi (192) 2014

3.    Jeremy McNichols (156) 2015

4.    Ian Johnson (152) 2006

5.    Tyler Jones (141) 2004

6.    Tyler Rausa (134) 2015

7.    Tyler Jones (132) 2003

8.    Kyle Brotzman (117) 2009

9.    Dan Goodale (115) 2014

10.  Jay Ajayi (114) 2013

10.  Kyle Brotzman (114) 2007

10.  Doug Martin (114) 2011

13.  Dan Goodale (108) 2013

14.  Kyle Brotzman (107) 2012

15.  Nick Calaycay (104) 2000

16.  John Smith (102) 1974

       John Smith (102) 1975

       Chris Jackson (102) 1987

       Ian Johnson (102) 2007

20.  Kyle Brotzman (101) 2008

21.  Anthony Montgomery (100) 2006

Rushing Yards By a Receiver

1.  Shane Williams-Rhodes (451) 2012-2015

2.  Titus Young (256) 2007-2010

3.  Kerry Lawyer (209) 1991-1993

4.  Lawrence Bady (154) 2003-2004

5.  Drisan James (124) 2003-2006

6.  Mitch Burroughs (115) 2009-2012

6.  Jay Swillie (115) 1999-2002

Single-Season Receptions By a Running Back 
1.    Del Graven (54) 1993

2.    Jeremy McNichols (51) 2015

3.    Jay Ajayi (50) 2014

4.    John Smith (45) 1975

5.    Brock Forsey (36) 2002

6.    Brock Forsey (35) 2001

7.    Fred Goode (34) 1976

8.    Jon Francis (33) 1984

9.    David Tingstad (32) 1991

10.  Jeff Carpenter (30) 2005

10.  David Hughes (30) 1979

Most Catches by a Duo in a Season

(the top two receivers)


1.    Matt Miller & Shane Williams-Rhodes (165) 2013

2.    Thomas Sperbeck & Shane Williams-Rhodes (151) 2015 

3.    Titus Young & Austin Pettis (142) 2009

3.    Titus Young & Austin Pettis (142) 2010

5.    Jeremy Childs & Austin Pettis (128) 2007

6.    Matt Miller & Tyler Shoemaker (124) 2011

7.    Jeremy Childs & Austin Pettis (121) 2008

8.    Mike Wilson & Sheldon Forehand (119) 1992

9.    Tim Gilligan & T.J. Acree (118) 2003

9.    Shane Williams-Rhodes and Jay Ajayi (118) 2014

11.    Don Hutt & Al Marshall (113) 1972

12.  Don Hutt & Al Marshall (108) 1971

13.  Mike Holton & John Crabtree (104) 1974

14.  Matt Miller & Kirby Moore (102) 2012

14.  Eric Andrade & Chris Jackson (102) 1987

Most Catches by a Trio in a Single Season

(the top three receivers)


1.    Matt Miller, Shane Williams-Rhodes & Geraldo Boldewijn (204) 2013

2.    Thomas Sperbeck, Shane Williams-Rhodes & Jeremy McNichols (202) 2015

3.    Titus Young, Austin Pettis & Tyler Shoemaker (174) 2010

4.    Matt Miller, Tyler Shoemaker & Mitch Burroughs (173) 2011

4.    Titus Young, Austin Pettis & Kyle Efaw (173) 2009

6.    Jeremy Childs, Austin Pettis & Titus Young (172) 2007 

7.    Shane Williams-Rhodes, Jay Ajayi and Thomas Sperbeck (169) 2014

8.    Jeremy Childs, Austin Pettis & Vinny Perretta (157) 2008

9.    Mike Wilson, Sheldon Forehand and Dave Deitz (151) 1992

10.  Tim Gilligan, T.J. Acree & Jerry Smith (150) 2003

11.  Matt Miller, Kirby Moore & Chris Potter (138) 2012

12.  Billy Wingfield, Lou Fanucchi & Brock Forsey (136) 2002

13.  Ryan Ikebe, K.C. Adams & Jarret Hausske (133) 1994

14.   Mike Holton, John Crabtree & John Smith (129) 1974

14.   Winky White, Ricky Hill & Terry Heffner (129) 1989

16. Jay Swillie, Jeb Putzier & Brock Forsey (127) 2001

16.  Sheldon Forehand, Mike Wilson & Larry Stayner (127) 1991

18.  T.J. Acree, Drisan James & Lawrence Bady (125) 2004

18.   Eric Andrade, Chris Jackson & Jeff Lindsley (125) 1987

18.   Don Hutt, Al Marshall & Billy Stephens (125) 1972

Single-Season Receptions By a Tight End

1.    Jeb Putzier (44) 2001

2.    Larry Stayner (37) 1991

3.    Jake Roh (35) 2014

4.    Jeff Lindsley (34) 1988

5.    Jake Roh (33) 2015 

6.    Kyle Efaw (31) 2011

6.    Kyle Efaw (31) 2009

8.    Dave Stachelski (31) 1999

9.    Derek Schouman (29) 2006

Receptions By End of Sophomore Year 

1.    Matt Miller (128) 2011-2012

2.    Shane Williams-Rhodes (104) 2012-2013

3.    Jeremy Childs (96) 2006-2007

4.    Austin Pettis (95) 2007-2008

5.    Jake Roh (68) 2014-current

6.    Ryan Ikebe (67) 1993-1994

7.    Jeremy McNichols (66) 2014-current

7.    Don Hutt (66) 1971

9.    Mike Holton (64) 1972, 1974

10.  Lou Fanucchi (63) 1999-2000

11.  Jay Swillie (58) 1999-2000

12.  Thomas Sperbeck (55) 2013-2014

13.  Titus Young (54) 2007-2008

14.  Jeb Putzier (49) 1998-1999  

15.  Kyle Efaw (47) 2008-2009

16.  Drisan James (45) 2003-2004

17.  Mike Wilson (41) 1990-1992

17.  Kirby Moore (41) 2009, 2011

19.  Terry Hutt (37) 1973-1974

20.  Eric Andrade (36) 1983-1984

21.  Kipp Bedard (35) 1979

22.  Terry Heffner (33) 1987-1988

23.  Derek Schouman (32) 2003-2004

24.  Brock Forsey (30) 1999-2000

24.  Jeremy Avery (30) 2007-2008

26.  Vinny Perretta (29) 2005-2006

27.  Tyler Shoemaker (28) 2009-2010

28.  Billy Wingfield (25) 1998-1999

       David Hughes (25) 1977-1978

30.  Winky White (24) 1987-1988

300+ Yards Passing Games:


Career

1.    Kellen Moore (16) 2008-2011

2.    Ryan Dinwiddie (14) 2000-2003

3.    Bart Hendricks (10) 1997-2000

4.    Jim McMillan (7) 1971-1974

5.    Grant Hedrick (7) 2011-2014

6.    Tony Hilde (6) 1993-1996

7.    Brett Rypien (5) 2015-current

8.    Joe Southwick (4) 2010-2013

8.    Jared Zabransky (4) 2003-2006

10.  Taylor Tharp (3) 2004-2007

10.  Vince Alcalde (3) 1986-1987

10.  Greg Stern (3) 1973-1976

13.  Joe Aliotti (2) 1979-1980

13.  Travis Stuart (2) 1990-1992

200+ Yards Passing Games:


Career

1.    Kellen Moore (46) 2008-2011

2.    Bart Hendricks (28) 1997-2000

3.    Tony Hilde (26) 1993-1996

4.    Ryan Dinwiddie (24) 2000-2003

5.    Jared Zabransky (21) 2003-2006

6.    Grant Hedrick (15) 2011-2014

7.    Jim McMillan (13) 1971-1974

8.    Joe Southwick (11) 2010-2013

8.    Mike Virden (11) 1989-1990

10.  Brett Rypien (10) 2015

10.  Taylor Tharp (10) 2004-2007

10.  Eric Guthrie (10) 1968-1971

12.  Vince Alcalde (9) 1986-1987

12.  Hazsen Choates (9) 1983-1986)

15.  Travis Stuart (7) 1990-1992

16.  Gerald DesPres (6) 1981-1984

16.  Joe Aliotti (6) 1979-1980

18.  Tim Klena (5)1981-1982

Passing Yards, Season

1.    Ryan Dinwiddie (4,356) 2003

2.    Kellen Moore (3,845) 2010

3.    Kellen Moore (3,734) 2011

4.    Grant Hedrick (3,696) 2014

5.    Kellen Moore (3,536) 2009

6.    Kellen Moore (3,486) 2008

7.    Bart Hendricks (3,364) 2000

8.    Brett Rypien (3,353) 2015-current

9.    Taylor Tharp (3,340) 2007

10.  Ryan Dinwiddie (3,043) 2001

11.  Jared Zabransky (2,927) 2004

12.  Jim McMillan (2,900) 1974

13.  Jared Zabransky (2,887) 2006

14.  Tony Hilde (2,787) 1994

15.  Bart Hendricks (2,746) 1999

16.  Joe Southwick (2,730) 2012

17.  Jared Zabransky (2,562) 2005

18.  Vince Alcalde (2,523) 1987

19.  Tony Hilde (2,473) 1996

20.  Tony Hilde (2,386) 1995

21.  Ryan Dinwiddie (2,283) 2002

22.  Mike Virden (2,182) 1990

23.  Eric Guthrie (2,147) 1971

24.  Mike Virden (2,112) 1989

25.  Greg Stern (2,000) 1975

26.  Joe Aliotti (1,870) 1979

27   Grant Hedrick (1,825) 2013

28.  Hazsen Choates (1,804) 1984

29.  Bart Hendricks (1,799) 1998

30.  Keith Jarrett (1,699) 1986

31.  Duane Halliday (1,695) 1988

32.  Joe Southwick (1,654) 2013

33.  Joe Aliotti (1,590) 1980

34.  Hoskin Hogan (1,565) 1977

35.  Gerald DesPres (1,560) 1982

36.  Jim McMillan (1,525) 1973

37.  Ron Autele (1,522) 1972

38.  Tony Hilde (1,461) 1993

39.  B.J. Rhode (1,444) 2002

40.  Dee Pickett (1,398) 1976

41.  Tim Klena (1,199) 1981

42.  Hoskin Hogan (1,191) 1978

43.  Nate Sparks (1,157) 1997

44.  Bart Hendricks (1,121) 1997

45.  Gerald DesPres (1,034) 1981

46.  Jim McMillan (1,027) 1972

Passing Yards in a Season By a Freshman

1.  Kellen Moore (3,486) 2008

2.  Brett Rypien (3,353) 2015

3. Tony Hilde (1,461) 1993

4.  Bart Hendricks (1,121) 1997

5.  Hazsen Choates (1,108) 1983

6. Gerald DesPres (1,034) 1981

Completions, Season

1.    Kellen Moore (326) 2011

2.    Grant Hedrick (294) 2014

3.    Taylor Tharp (289) 2007

4.    Kellen Moore (281) 2008

5.    Kellen Moore (277) 2009

6.    Ryan Dinwiddie (276) 2003

7.    Brett Rypien (273) 2015

7.    Kellen Moore (273) 2010

9.    Joe Southwick (248) 2012

10   Bart Hendricks (210) 2000

11.  Jared Zabransky (206) 2004

12.  Bart Hendricks (203) 1999

13.  Jared Zabransky (202) 2005

14.  Ryan Dinwiddie (201) 2001

15.  Jim McMillan (192) 1974

16.  Jared Zabransky (191) 2006

17.  Tony Hilde (189) 1994

18.  Travis Stuart (186) 1992

19.  Mike Virden (178) 1990

20.  Tony Hilde (170) 1996

21.  Grant Hedrick (167) 2013

22.  Tony Hilde (154) 1995

23.  Joe Southwick (151) 2013

24.  Bart Hendricks (150) 1998

25.  Mike Virden (146) 1989

Total Offense, Season

1.    Grant Hedrick (4,468) 2014

2.    Ryan Dinwiddie (4,399) 2003

3.    Kellen Moore (3,813) 2010

4.    Kellen Moore (3,734) 2011

5.    Bart Hendricks (3,633) 2000

6.    Kellen Moore (3,531) 2009

7.    Kellen Moore (3,456) 2008

8.    Taylor Tharp (3,408) 2007

9.    Brett Rypien (3,281) 2015

10.  Jared Zabransky (3,253) 2004

11.   Ryan Dinwiddie (3,140) 2001

12.   Bart Hendricks (3,103) 1999

13.  Jim McMillan (3,101) 1974

14.  Tony Hilde (3,031) 1994

15.  Tony Hilde (2,854) 1996

16.  Joe Southwick (2,851) 2012

17.  Jared Zabransky (2,824) 2005

18.  Jared Zabransky (2,784) 2006

19.  Tony Hilde (2,761) 1995

20.  Vince Alcalde (2,639) 1987

21.  Travis Stuart (2,460) 1992

22.  Joe Aliotti (2,310) 1979

23.  Mike Virden (2,266) 1990

24.  Greg Stern (2,265) 1975

25.  Ryan Dinwiddie (2,247) 2002

26.  Mike Virden (2,205) 1989

27.  Eric Guthrie (2,148) 1971

28.  Grant Hedrick (2,102) 2013

29.  Hazsen Choates (2,072) 1984

30.  Bart Hendricks (2,020) 1998

31.  Jim McMillan (1,893) 1973

32.  Jay Ajayi (1,823) 2014

33.  Joe Aliotti (1,746) 1980

34.  Hazsen Choates (1,736) 1985

35.  Jeff Mladenich (1,715) 1991

36.  Jay Ajayi (1,689) 2014

37.  Dee Pickett (1,675) 1976

38.  Ron Autele (1,663) 1972

39.  Joe Southwick (1,654) 2013

40.  Duane Halliday (1,629) 1988

41.  Keith Jarrett (1,617) 1986

42.  Cedric Minter (1,526) 1978

 

Rushing Touchdowns, Career

1.    Ian Johnson (58) 2005-2008

2.    Brock Forsey (50) 1999-2002

2.    Jay Ajayi (50) 2012-2014

4.    Doug Martin (43) 2008-2011

5.    D.J. Harper (39) 2007-2012

6.    Cedric Minter (37) 1977-1980

7.    David Mikell (32) 2000-2003

7.    Chris Thomas (32) 1988-1991

9.    Jared Zabransky (31) 2003-2006

10.  Jeremy Avery (29) 2007-2010

11.  Terry Zahner (21) 1977-1980

12.  Jeremy McNichols (20) 2014-current

12.  Bart Hendricks (20) 1997-2000

12.  Rodney Webster (20) 1980-1983

15.  Abe Brown (19) 1968-1969

15.  Tony Hilde (19) 1993-1996

17.  Ryan Dinwiddie (18) 2000-2003

17.  Eron Hurley (18) 1995-1998

17.  Grant Hedrick (18) 2011-2014

17.  Jon Francis (18) 1984-1985

17.  John Smith (18) 1972-1975

22.  Antwaun Carter (17) 2004-2005  

22.  Chris Jackson (17) 1986-1987

24.  Jon Helmandollar (15) 2004, 2006

24.  Eric Guthrie (15) 1968-1971

26.  Fred Goode (13) 1975-1978

27.  David Hughes (12) 1977-1980

27.  Larry Smith (12) 1972-1975

29.  Donny Heck (11) 2001-2002

29.  Bart Hull (11) 1988-1990

31.  Lee Marks (10) 2002-2005

31.  Gavin Reed (10) 1997, 1999

Rushing Attempts, Season

1.    Jay Ajayi (347) 2014

2.    Brock Forsey (295) 2002

3.    Ian Johnson (277) 2006

4.    Doug Martin (263) 2011

5.    Cedric Minter (258) 1978

6.    Rodney Webster (250) 1981

7.    Jay Ajayi (249) 2013

8.    Brock Forsey (246) 2001

9.    David Mikell (242) 2003

10.  Jeremy McNichols (240) 2015 

11.  K.C. Adams (238) 1994

12.  Chris Thomas (231) 1990

13.  D.J. Harper (228) 2012

14.  Rodney Webster (227) 1993

15.  Jeremy Avery (209) 2009

Most Rushing Yards by a Duo

(the top two rushers in a season)


1.   Jay Ajayi & Grant Hedrick (2,415) 2014

2.   Brock Forsey & David Mikell (2,217) 2002

3.   Ian Johnson & Brett Denton (2,061) 2006

4.   Cedric Minter & David Hughes (2,021) 1978

5.   Jeremy Avery & Doug Martin (1,916) 2009

6.   Doug Martin & D.J. Harper (1,856) 2011

7.  Jeremy McNichols & Kelsey Young (1,848) 2015

8.   Brock Forsey & David Mikell (1,775) 2001

9.   Doug Martin & Jeremy Avery (1,755) 2010

10. Ian Johnson & Jeremy Avery (1,713) 2007

11. Jay Ajayi & Grant Hedrick (1,702) 2013

12.  D.J. Harper & Jay Ajayi (1,685) 2012

13. K.C. Adams & Willie Bowens (1,608) 1994

14. Cedric Minter & Terry Zahner (1,601) 1977

15. Cedric Minter & Terry Zahner (1,600) 1980

16.  David Mikell & Donny Heck (1,588) 2003

17.  Cedric Minter & David Hughes (1,587) 1979

18.  Jon Francis & Todd Anderson (1,557) 1985

19.  Eron Hurley & Shaunard Harts (1,548) 1998

20.  Rodney Webster & John Broadous (1,507) 1981

21.  Chris Jackson & Ty Ogata (1,499) 1987

22.  Jon Francis & Dean Collins (1,457) 1984

23.  Rodney Webster & Greg Harrison (1,434) 1983

24.  Lee Marks & Ian Johnson (1,422) 2005

25.  Ian Johnson & Jeremy Avery (1,380) 2008

26.  Lee Marks & Jared Zabransky 1,294) 2004

27.  Brock Forsey & David Mikell (1,266) 2000

28.  Fred Goode & Mitch Britzman (1,247) 1976

29.  Larry Smith & Abe Brown (1,103) 1968

30.  Cary Hoshaw & Ken Johnson (1,078) 1971

Receptions, Career

1. Matt Miller (234) 2011-2014
2. Shane Williams-Rhodes (232) 2012-2015
3. Austin Pettis (228) 2007-2010
4. Titus Young (204) 2007-2010
5. Don Hutt (189) 1970-1973
6. Jeremy Childs (168) 2006-2008
7. Ryan Ikebe (162) 1993-1996
8. Mike Wilson (159) 1990-1993
9. Jay Swillie (140) 1999-2002
9. Eric Andrade (140) 1983-1984/1986-1987
11. Mike Holton (139) 1972/1974-1976

12.  Terry Hutt (132) 1973-1974/1976-1977 

13. Thomas Sperbeck (138) 2013-current

14.  Lou Fanucchi (131) 1999-2002

15.  Jeb Putzier (128) 1998-2001

16.  Kim Metcalf (126) 1980-1984

17.  Kipp Bedard (122) 1979-1981

17.  Tyler Shoemaker (122) 2008-2011

19.  Rodney Smith (117) 1997-1998

19.  Sheldon Forehand (117) 1989-1992

21.  Winky White (116) 1987-1990

21.  Al Marshall (116) 1969-1972

23.  Kirby Moore (115) 2009/2011-2013

23.  Drisan James (115) 2003-2006

23.  Billy Wingfield (115) 1998-1999/2001-2002

26.  T.J. Acree (107) 2001-2004

27.  Kyle Efaw (103) 2008-2011

27.  Brock Forsey (103) 1999-2002

29.  Tim Gilligan (101) 2000-2003

30.  Terry Heffner (95) 1987-1990

31.  Chris Thomas (93) 1987-1991

32.  John Smith (89) 1972-1975

33.  Geraldo Boldewijn (87) 2010-2013

34.  Jeremy Avery (87) 2007-2010

35.  Jarret Hausske (86) 1991-1994

36.  David Hughes (80) 1977-1980

37.  Mitch Burroughs (78) 2009-2012

37.  Derek Schouman (78) 2003-2006

37.  Larry Stayner (78) 1989-1991

40.  Jerard Rabb 75) 2005-2006

41.  Legedu Naanee (74) 2003-2006

41.  Vinny Perretta (74) 2005-2008

43.  Jay Ajayi (73) 2012-2014

44.  Rodney Webster (70) 1980-1983

45.  Jake Roh (68) 2013-current

46.  Doug Martin (67) 2008-2011

46.  John Crabtree (67) 1974-1975

48.  Jeff Lindsley (65) 1986-1988

49.  Chaz Anderson (63) 2013-current

50.  Lonnie Hughes (62) 1977-1978

51.  Chris Potter (61) 2009-2012

52.  Ian Johnson (60) 2005-2008

53.  Lawrence Bady (59) 2003-2004

53.  Duane Dlouhy (59) 1979-1981

55.  Tony Hunter (57) 1984-1985

56.  Steve Hale (52) 1984-1987

56.  Jerry Smith (52) 2000-2003

58.  Julian Hawkins (50) 2005-2008

59.  Cedric Minter (49) 1977-1980

60.  Aaron Burks (47) 2010-2013

60.  David Mikell (47) 2000-2003

60.  Corey Nelson (47) 1997-1998


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