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1996 Final Statistics

Record: 6-6 Overall, 5-3 Big Ten (Home 5-1, Away 1-4, Neut. 0-1)
Date      Opponent              Score  Attendance
Aug. 31   PURDUE              W 52-14  72,511(c)
Sept. 7  @Nebraska            L 14-55  75,000(c)
Sept. 21  LOUISVILLE          L 20-30  70,311
Sept. 28  EASTERN MICHIGAN    W  47-0  69,941
Oct. 5   @Iowa                L 30-37  70,397(c)
Oct. 12   ILLINOIS            W 42-14  71,639
Oct. 19  @Minnesota           W  27-9  45,434
Oct. 26   WISCONSIN           W 30-13  69,217
Nov. 2   @Michigan            L 29-45 106,381(c)
Nov. 9    INDIANA             W 38-15  64,719
Nov. 23  @Penn State          L 29-32  96,263(c)
Dec. 31   Stanford (Sun Bowl) L  0-38  42,721
Score By Quarters   1    2   3   4   Total   Avg.
MSU                97  103  91  67    358   29.8
Opponents          31   94  94  83    302   25.2
            
Team Statistics   
                                MSU           Opp.
First Downs                     253           204
    By Rushing                  121            96
    By Passing                  113            96
    By Penalty                   19            12
Total Offense Plays-Yards  918-4795      796-3809
    Yards Per Game            399.6         317.4
Rushing Att-Yards          577-2135      470-1541
    Yards Per Game            177.9         128.4
Passing Yards                  2660          2268
    Yards Per Game            221.7         189.0
    Att-Comp-Int         341-196-16     326-181-8
Punting No.-Yards-Avg. 59-2324-39.4  78-3129-40.1
Fumbles-Lost                  31-12         18-10
Penalties-Yards              66-499        67-569
Sacks By-Yards Lost          33-270        29-188
Third Down Conversions       76-184        56-164
Third Down Conversion Pct.     .413          .341
Fourth Down Conversions        9-15          6-12
Fourth Down Conversion Pct.    .600          .500
Avg. Time of Possession       31:34         28:26
Total Offense
Player          G   Plays   Rush    Pass    Total    Avg.
T. Schultz      9     229    -72    1693    1621    180.1
S. Irvin       12     240   1067      87    1154     96.2
D. Goulbourne  12     213    942       0     942     78.5
G. Ornstein     5      82    -69     481     412     82.4
B. Burke        8      80    -23     399     376     53.7
MSU            12     918   2135    2660    4795    399.6
Opponents      12     796   1541    2268    3809    317.4
Miscellaneous Yards (Blocked FGs and Fumbles Advanced)
Player           G   Att. Yds.  Avg.    TD   LG
D. Underwood    12      1   33  33.0     1   33
MSU             12      1   33  33.0     1   33
Opponents       12      2   17   8.5     0   10
Rushing
Player           G   Att.    Gain    Loss    Net   Avg.   YPG  TD  LG
S. Irvin        12    237    1109      42   1067    4.5  88.9  16  52
D. Goulbourne   12    213     994      52    942    4.4  78.5   7  38
T. Crenshaw      7     32     159       7    152    4.8  21.7   0  34
J. Walker        3     15      78       6     72    4.8  24.0   0  38
T. Reece        12     12      46       2     44    3.7   3.7   2  12
G. Gould        12      5      16       0     16    3.2   1.3   0   5
A. Morris       11      1      14       0     14   14.0   1.3   0  14
B. Greene        1      1       9       0      9    9.0   9.0   0   9
D. Hackenbracht 11      1       7       0      7    7.0   0.6   0   7
J. Bernadel      5      2       6       0      6    3.0   1.2   0   5
N. Carter        9      2       7       3      4    2.0   0.4   0   7
S. Eyde          1      1       0       1     -1   -1.0  -1.0   0  --
P. Edinger      12      1       0      16    -16  -16.0  -1.3   0  --
M. Wright       11      1       0      19    -19  -19.0  -1.7   0  --
B. Burke         8     19      41      64    -23   -1.2  -2.1   0  19
G. Ornstein      5     14       4      73    -69   -4.9 -13.8   0   4
T. Schultz       9     20      12      84    -72   -3.6  -8.0   2   4
MSU             12    577    2504     369   2135    3.7 177.9  27  52
Opponents       12    470    1959     418   1541    3.3 128.4  18  47
Passing
Player       G   Att.  Cmp.  Int.    Pct.    Yds.    YPG    Rtng  TD   LG
T. Schultz   9    209   130    10    .622    1693  188.1   131.7   7   64
G. Ornstein  5     68    39     4    .574     481   96.2   119.5   3   54
B. Burke     8     61    25     2    .410     399   57.0   111.0   4   55
S. Irvin    12      3     2     0    .667      87    7.3   420.3   1   56
MSU         12    341   196    16    .575    2660  221.7   128.1  15   64
Opponents   12    326   181     8    .555    2268  189.0   125.3  16   71
Receiving
Player         G   No. Yds.    Avg.    YPG   CPG TD  LG
D. Mason      12    53  865    16.3   72.1   4.4  2  51
S. Irvin      12    40  337     8.4   28.1   3.3  2  29
N. Carter      9    33  546    16.5   60.7   3.7  5  56
O. Long       12    21  491    23.4   40.9   1.8  3  64
D. Goulbourne 12    19  117     6.2    9.8   1.6  1  26
J. Keur       12    15  132     8.8   11.0   1.3  1  26
G. Scott      10     5   89    17.8    8.9   0.5  1  54
D. Payne       8     3   37    12.3    4.6   0.4  0  15
G. Gould      12     3   24     8.0    2.0   0.3  0  10
T. Crenshaw    7     2   12     6.0    1.7   0.3  0  13
D. Hiram      12     1    5     5.0    0.4   0.1  0   5
K. Rance      12     1    5     5.0    0.4   0.1  0   5
MSU           12   196 2660    13.6  221.7  16.3 15  64
Opponents     12   181 2268    12.5  189.0  15.1 16  71
All-Purpose Yards
Player         G   Rush    Rec.   PR  KOR Total    YPG
D. Mason      12      0     865  312  524  1701  141.8
S. Irvin      12   1067     337    0   58  1462  121.8
D. Goulbourne 12    942     117    0    0  1059   88.3
N. Carter      9      4     546  112    0   662   73.6
MSU           12   2135    2660  528  680  6003  500.3
Opponents     12   1541    2268  378 1002  5189  432.4
Scoring         --Conversions--         
Player        TD  Run  Pass  Kick  Rec     FG  SAF DXP  PTS
S. Irvin      18  0-0  0-0    0-0    0    0-0    0   0  108
C. Gardner     0  0-0  0-0  35-39    0  17-22    0   0   86
D. Goulbourne  8  0-0  0-0    0-0    2    0-0    0   0   52
N. Carter      5  0-0  0-0    0-0    0    0-0    0   0   30
O. Long        3  0-0  0-0    0-0    0    0-0    0   0   18
D. Mason       3  0-0  0-0    0-0    0    0-0    0   0   18
T. Reece       2  1-1  0-0    0-0    0    0-0    0   0   14
T. Schultz     2  0-0  2-3    0-0    0    0-0    0   0   12
J. Keur        1  0-0  0-0    0-0    0    0-0    0   0    6
G. Scott       1  0-0  0-0    0-0    0    0-0    0   0    6
D. Underwood   1  0-0  0-0    0-0    0    0-0    0   0    6
Team           0  0-0  0-0    0-0    0    0-0    1   0    2
P. Edinger     0  0-0  0-0    0-0    0    0-1    0   0    0
MSU           44  1-1  2-3  35-39    2  17-23    1   0   358
Opponents     39  0-0  2-4  32-35    2  10-14    1   0   302
Field Goals
Player      0-29  30-39  40-49  50+  Total  LG
C. Gardner   5-6    5-6   7-10  0-0  17-22  49
P. Edinger   0-1    0-0    0-0  0-0    0-1  --
MSU          5-7    5-6   7-10  0-0  17-23  49
Opponents    3-3    3-3    2-6  2-2  10-14  51
Punting
Player         G   No.  Yds.   Avg.  LG  BLK
P. Edinger    12    55  2297   41.8  57    4
Team          12     4    27    6.8  --    0
MSU           12    59  2324   39.4  57    4
Opponents     12    78  3129   40.1  63    1
Punt Returns
Player         G   No. Yds.  Avg.   TD   LG
D. Mason      12    31  312  10.1    1   69
N. Carter      9     7  112  16.0    0   38
M. Wright     11     8   83  10.4    0   17
C. Ledyard    12     1   21  21.0    0   21
MSU           12    47  528  11.2    1   69
Opponents     12    35  378  10.8    1   62
Kickoff Returns
Player         G   No. Yds.    Avg.   TD   LG
D. Mason      12    28  524    18.7    0   44
S. Irvin      12     3   58    19.3    0   30
A. Morris     11     4   50    12.5    0   25
G. Scott      10     1   22    22.0    0   22
T. Reece      12     1   18    18.0    0   18
M. Wright     11     3    8     2.7    0   13
D. Hawkins     9     1    0     0.0    0   --
MSU           12    41  680    16.6    0   44
Opponents     12    51 1002    19.6    0   59
Interception Returns
Player           G   No.  Yds.  Avg.  TD   LG
S. Kanu         12     3    24   8.0   0   22
R. Hill         12     2     3   1.5   0    3
I. Reese        12     1    21  21.0   0   21
D. Hackenbracht 11     1    19  19.0   0   19
T. Garland      10     1     1   1.0   0    1
MSU             12     8    68   8.5   0   22
Opponents       12    16   311  19.4   2   84

Defensive Statistics

Player G Solo Asst. Total FC FR PBU TFL-Yds. Sacks BLK I. Reese 12 75 40 115 1 0 6 4-27 2-23 0 S. Kanu 12 67 24 91 2 2 7 2-4 0-0 0 R. Hill 12 41 22 63 1 0 6 3-20 1-13 0 M. Austin 12 39 24 63 0 0 0 5-15 1-4 0 R. Garnett 7 42 13 55 0 0 0 7-15 0.5-3 0 A. Campbell 12 46 8 54 3 1 14 6-48 3-27 0 L. Marshall 12 36 18 54 0 0 4 3-14 1-10 0 T. Garland 10 33 18 51 0 0 0 3-7 0-0 0 C. Ledyard 12 31 18 49 1 0 1 13-78 9-63 2 C. Smith 12 30 16 46 0 1 1 7.5-52 3.5-33 2 M. Wright 11 24 22 46 0 0 2 1-3 0-0 0 D. Underwood 12 25 12 37 0 3 2 7.5-50 5-40 0 R. Newkirk 12 19 13 32 1 0 1 9-28 3-19 0 A. Henry 12 20 6 26 0 0 2 2-10 1-7 0 D. Hawkins 9 12 12 24 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 A. Morris 11 14 5 19 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 D. Thomas 11 9 5 14 0 0 0 2-7 0-0 0 P. Govens 12 7 7 14 0 1 1 3-20 2-19 0 O. Long 12 8 3 11 0 1 0 1-3 0-0 0 D. Hiram 12 7 3 10 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 S. Ernsberger 12 5 4 9 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 D. Hackenbracht 11 4 4 8 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 D. Simons 6 6 1 7 1 0 0 2-12 1-9 0 S. Wright 12 5 2 7 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 K. Rance 12 4 0 4 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 C. Gardner 12 3 0 3 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 D. Carter 8 2 1 3 0 0 0 1-1 0-0 0 S. Banks 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 J. Krueger 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1-1 0-0 0 A. Collins 12 1 1 2 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 G. Gould 12 1 1 2 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 J. Manns 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 P. Edinger 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0

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