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2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season


The 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the highest level of college football competition in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA in 2007

The regular season began on August 30, 2007 and ended on December 1, 2007 The postseason concluded on January 7, 2008 with the BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans, where the #2-ranked LSU Tigers defeated the #1 Ohio State Buckeyes to win their second BCS and third overall national title

For just the second time in the Bowl Championship Series era, no FBS team finished the season undefeated Kansas was the only team from an automatic-qualifying BCS conference to finish the entire season with just one loss

Contents

  • 1 Rules changes
  • 2 Conference and program changes
  • 3 Year of the Upset and "The Curse of No 2"
    • 31 Year of the Upset
    • 32 "Curse of the #2"
  • 4 Conference standings
  • 5 Conference champions
    • 51 Conference championship games
    • 52 Other conference champions
  • 6 Bowl games
    • 61 Bowl Championship Series
    • 62 January bowl games
    • 63 December bowl games
    • 64 Postseason All-Star Games
    • 65 Bowl Challenge Cup standings
  • 7 Awards and honors
    • 71 Heisman Trophy voting
    • 72 Other major award winners
    • 73 All-America selections
      • 731 Offense
      • 732 Defense
  • 8 Milestones
  • 9 Coaching changes
    • 91 Pre-season
    • 92 Post-season
  • 10 Notes and references
  • 11 External links

Rules changes

After coaches expressed their disapproval of the timing changes made in the 2006 season, the following changes were made:

  • On kickoffs, the clock will not start until the ball is touched in the field of play
  • On change of possession, the clock will not start until the snap

The attempt to reduce the time of games sought by those rules was successful, reducing the average college football page from 3:21 hours in 2005 to 3:07 hours in 2006 However, the reduced game time also reduced the average number of plays in a game by 13, 66 fewer offensive yards per game and average points per game by 5

Other rules changes for the 2007 season include:

  • Moving the kick-off yard-line from 35 to 30, which matches the yard-line used in the National Football League from 1994 to 2010, to reduce the number of touchbacks
  • Paring the 25-second play clock to 15 seconds after TV timeouts
  • Team time-outs for televised games are shortened from 60 seconds to 30 seconds
  • Allowing penalties against the kicking team on kickoffs to be assessed at the end of the runback, avoiding a re-kick, also matching the NFL rule
  • Once the umpire gives the ball to the kicker, the 25 second play clock starts
  • Kickoffs out of bounds are now penalized 35 yards from the spot of the kick or a re-kick with a five-yard penalty
  • Defenders cannot use any part of a teammate to jump over an opponent to block a kick

Conference and program changes

The only change in conference membership for the 2007 season occurred when Temple left its Independent status to become the 13th member of the Mid-American Conference

No teams upgraded from Division I FCS, leaving the number of Division I FBS schools fixed at 119

School 2006 Conference 2007 Conference
Temple Owls I-A Independent MAC

Year of the Upset and "The Curse of No 2"

Year of the Upset

See also: 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

The 2007 season was highlighted by the remarkable frequency with which ranked teams fell to lower-ranked or unranked opponents, leading the media to dub the season as the "Year of the Upset" An unranked or lower-ranked opponent defeated a higher-ranked team 59 times over the course of the regular season Teams ranked in the top five of the AP Poll were defeated by unranked opponents 13 times during the regular season, setting a new record in the history of the AP Poll when at least 20 teams were ranked The only other season to see more such upsets was 1967, which was one of seven seasons when the AP Poll ranked only 10 teams

The chaos began on the first weekend of the season when FCS program Appalachian State defeated #5 Michigan on the road at Michigan Stadium in what was immediately hailed as one of the greatest upsets in the history of college football Appalachian State became just the second FCS team to defeat a ranked FBS opponent, and the first to do so against a top-five team

"Curse of the #2"

The 2007 season became known for the "Curse of the #2", where the team ranked #2 by the AP Poll was defeated seven times in the final nine weeks of the regular season:

  • Stanford defeated #2 USC, 24–23, on October 6 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum This result was particularly notable for the fact that USC was favored to win the game by 41 points, having carried winning streaks of 35 games at home and 24 games in Pac-10 play into the matchup Both streaks ended with this loss
  • Oregon State defeated #2 California, 31–28, on October 13 at California Memorial Stadium
  • Rutgers defeated #2 South Florida, 30–27, on October 18 at Rutgers Stadium
  • Florida State defeated #2 Boston College, 27–17, on November 3 at Alumni Stadium
  • Arizona defeated #2 Oregon, 34–24, on November 15 at Arizona Stadium
  • #3 Missouri defeated #2 Kansas, 36–28, on November 24 at Arrowhead Stadium in a Border War rivalry game This was the only such upset where the winning team was also ranked
  • Pittsburgh defeated #2 West Virginia, 13–9, on December 1 at Mountaineer Field in a Backyard Brawl rivalry game West Virginia was knocked out of contention for the BCS National Championship on the final weekend of the regular season

The #1 and #2 ranked teams had not lost in the same week of the season since 1996 In 2007 alone, #1 and #2 fell during the same weekend three times, including in both of the final two weeks of the regular season:

  • #1 LSU lost to Kentucky 43–37 in three overtimes, and #2 California lost to Oregon State 31–28 on October 13
  • #1 LSU lost to Arkansas 50–48 in three overtimes on November 23, and #2 Kansas lost to #3 Missouri 36–28 on November 24
  • #1 Missouri lost to #9 Oklahoma 38–17 in the Big 12 Championship Game, and #2 West Virginia lost to Pittsburgh 13–9 on December 1

Conference standings

Note: In the Mid-American Conference, only division games count toward the divisional championship

2007 ACC football standings
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Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No 10 Boston College x   6 2         11 3  
No 21 Clemson   5 3         9 4  
Wake Forest   5 3         9 4  
Florida State   3 5         7 6  
NC State   3 5         5 7  
Maryland   2 6         5 8  
Coastal Division
No 9 Virginia Tech x$   7 1         11 3  
Virginia   6 2         9 4  
Georgia Tech   4 4         7 6  
North Carolina   3 5         4 8  
Miami   2 6         5 7  
Duke   0 8         1 11  
Championship: Virginia Tech 30, Boston College 16
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
2007 Big East football standings
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Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No 6 West Virginia $+   5 2         11 2  
Connecticut +   5 2         9 4  
No 17 Cincinnati   4 3         10 3  
South Florida   4 3         9 4  
Rutgers   3 4         8 5  
Louisville   3 4         6 6  
Pittsburgh   3 4         5 7  
Syracuse   1 6         2 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
2007 Big Ten football standings
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Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No 5 Ohio State $   7 1         11 2  
No 18 Michigan   6 2         9 4  
No 20 Illinois %   6 2         9 4  
No 24 Wisconsin   5 3         9 4  
Penn State   4 4         9 4  
Iowa   4 4         6 6  
Purdue   3 5         8 5  
Indiana   3 5         7 6  
Michigan State   3 5         7 6  
Northwestern   3 5         6 6  
Minnesota   0 8         1 11  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll
2007 Big 12 football standings
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Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No 4 Missouri xy   7 1         12 2  
No 7 Kansas x%   7 1         12 1  
Colorado   4 4         6 7  
Kansas State   3 5         5 7  
Nebraska   2 6         5 7  
Iowa State   2 6         3 9  
Southern Division
No 8 Oklahoma xy$   6 2         11 3  
No 10 Texas   5 3         10 3  
No 22 Texas Tech   4 4         9 4  
Oklahoma State   4 4         7 6  
Texas A&M   4 4         7 6  
Baylor   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Oklahoma 38, Missouri 17
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll
2007 Conference USA football standings
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Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
UCF x$   7 1         10 4  
East Carolina   6 2         8 5  
Memphis   6 2         7 6  
Southern Miss   5 3         7 6  
Marshall   3 5         3 9  
UAB   1 7         2 10  
West Division
Tulsa xy   6 2         10 4  
Houston x   6 2         8 5  
Tulane   3 5         4 8  
Rice   3 5         3 9  
UTEP   2 6         4 8  
SMU   0 8         1 11  
Championship: UCF 44, Tulsa 25
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll
2007 Mid-American Conference football standings
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Div     Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L         W   L  
East Division
Miami xy   4 2         5 2         6 7  
Bowling Green x   4 2         6 2         8 5  
Buffalo x   4 2         5 3         5 7  
Ohio   3 3         4 4         6 6  
Temple   3 3         4 4         4 8  
Akron   2 4         3 5         4 8  
Kent State   1 5         1 7         3 9  
West Division
Central Michigan xy$   4 1         6 1         8 6  
Ball State x   4 1         5 2         7 6  
Eastern Michigan   3 2         3 4         4 8  
Western Michigan   2 3         3 4         5 7  
Toledo   2 3         3 5         5 7  
Northern Illinois   0 5         1 6         2 10  
Championship: Central Michigan 35, Miami 10
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Due to an unbalanced conference schedule, the team with best division record within each division was awarded that division's championship game berth
Rankings from AP Poll
2007 Mountain West football standings
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Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No 14 BYU $   8 0         11 2  
Air Force   6 2         9 4  
New Mexico   5 3         9 4  
Utah   5 3         9 4  
TCU   4 4         8 5  
San Diego State   3 5         4 8  
Wyoming   2 6         5 7  
Colorado State   2 6         3 9  
UNLV   1 7         2 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
2007 Pacific-10 football standings
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Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No 3 USC +   7 2         11 2  
No 16 Arizona State +   7 2         10 3  
No 25 Oregon State   6 3         9 4  
No 23 Oregon   5 4         9 4  
UCLA   5 4         6 7  
Arizona   4 5         5 7  
California   3 6         7 6  
Washington State   3 6         5 7  
Stanford   3 6         4 8  
Washington   2 7         4 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
2007 SEC football standings
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Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No 12 Tennessee xy   6 2         10 4  
No 2 Georgia x%   6 2         11 2  
No 13 Florida   5 3         9 4  
South Carolina   3 5         6 6  
Kentucky   3 5         8 5  
Vanderbilt   2 6         5 7  
Western Division
No 1 LSU x$#   6 2         12 2  
No 15 Auburn   5 3         9 4  
Arkansas   4 4         8 5  
Mississippi State   4 4         8 5  
Alabama   4 4         7 6  
Ole Miss   0 8         3 9  
Championship: LSU 21, Tennessee 14
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had 5 victories vacated by the NCAA in 2010 As such, the official record for Alabama is 2–6 1–4
Rankings from AP Poll
2007 Sun Belt football standings
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Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Florida Atlantic +   6 1         8 5  
Troy +   6 1         8 4  
Middle Tennessee   4 3         5 7  
Louisiana–Monroe   4 3         6 6  
Arkansas State   3 4         5 7  
Louisiana–Lafayette   3 4         3 9  
FIU   1 6         1 11  
North Texas   1 6         2 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
2007 WAC football standings
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Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No 19 Hawaii $   8 0         12 1  
Boise State   7 1         10 3  
Fresno State   6 2         9 4  
Nevada   4 4         6 7  
Louisiana Tech   4 4         5 7  
San Jose State   4 4         5 7  
Utah State   2 6         2 10  
New Mexico State   1 7         4 9  
Idaho   0 8         1 11  
  • $ – Conference champion and BCS representative as top non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
Rankings from AP Poll
2007 Division I FBS independents football records
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Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Navy           8 5  
Army           3 9  
Notre Dame           3 9  
Rankings from AP Poll
  • Rankings indicate position in final 2007 AP Poll

Conference champions

Conference championship games

All games were played on December 1, 2007 Rankings reflect the Week 14 AP Poll before the games were played

Conference Champion Champion Score Site
ACC #6 Virginia Tech #12 Boston College 30–16 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium

Jacksonville, Florida

Big 12 #9 Oklahoma #1 Missouri 38–17 Alamodome

San Antonio, Texas

Conference USA UCF Tulsa 44–25 Bright House Networks Stadium

Orlando, Florida

MAC Central Michigan Miami Ohio 35–10 Ford Field

Detroit

SEC #5 LSU #14 Tennessee 24–14 Georgia Dome

Atlanta

Other conference champions

Rankings are from the Week 15 AP Poll

Conference Winners
Big East Connecticut, #11 West Virginia
Big Ten #1 Ohio State
Mountain West #19 BYU
Pac-10 #12 Arizona State, #6 USC
Sun Belt Florida Atlantic, Troy
WAC #10 Hawaiʻi

Received conference's automatic BCS bowl bid

Bowl games

Main article: 2007–08 NCAA football bowl games

Winners are listed in boldface

Bowl Championship Series

Bowl Game Date Playing as Visitor Playing as Home Score
BCS Title Game New Orleans, Louisiana January 7, 2008 #2 LSU #1 Ohio State 38–24
Rose Bowl Pasadena, California January 1, 2008 #13 Illinois #7 Southern California 49–17
Sugar Bowl New Orleans January 1, 2008 #10 Hawaiʻi #5 Georgia 41–10
Fiesta Bowl Glendale, Arizona January 2, 2008 #9 West Virginia #4 Oklahoma 48–28
Orange Bowl Miami Gardens, Florida January 3, 2008 #8 Kansas #3 Virginia Tech 24–21

January bowl games

Bowl Game Date Playing as Visitor Playing as Home Score
Outback Bowl Tampa, Florida January 1, 2008 Wisconsin Tennessee 21–17
Cotton Bowl Dallas, Texas January 1, 2008 Missouri Arkansas 38–7
Capital One Bowl Orlando, Florida January 1, 2008 Michigan Florida 41–35
Gator Bowl Jacksonville, Florida January 1, 2008 Texas Tech Virginia 31–28
International Bowl Toronto, ON, Canada January 5, 2008 Rutgers Ball State 52–30
GMAC Bowl Mobile, Alabama January 6, 2008 Bowling Green Tulsa 63–7

December bowl games

Bowl Game Date Playing as Visitor Playing as Home Score
Poinsettia Bowl San Diego December 20, 2007 Utah Navy 35–32
New Orleans Bowl New Orleans December 21, 2007 Memphis Florida Atlantic 44–27
PapaJohnscom Bowl Birmingham, Alabama December 22, 2007 Southern Miss Cincinnati 31–21
New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque, New Mexico December 22, 2007 Nevada New Mexico 23–0
Las Vegas Bowl Las Vegas December 22, 2007 UCLA BYU 17–16
Hawaiʻi Bowl Honolulu December 23, 2007 Boise State East Carolina 41–38
Motor City Bowl Detroit December 26, 2007 Purdue Central Michigan 51–48
Holiday Bowl San Diego December 27, 2007 Arizona State Texas 52–34
Champs Sports Bowl Orlando, Florida December 28, 2007 Boston College Michigan State 24–21
Texas Bowl Houston December 28, 2007 TCU Houston 20–13
Emerald Bowl San Francisco December 28, 2007 Maryland Oregon State 21–14
Meineke Car Care Bowl Charlotte, North Carolina December 29, 2007 Connecticut Wake Forest 24–10
Liberty Bowl Memphis, Tennessee December 29, 2007 UCF Mississippi State 10–3
Alamo Bowl San Antonio December 29, 2007 Penn State Texas A&M 24–17
Independence Bowl Shreveport, Louisiana December 30, 2007 Alabama Colorado 30–24
Armed Forces Bowl Fort Worth, Texas December 31, 2007 California Air Force 42–36
Sun Bowl El Paso, Texas December 31, 2007 South Florida Oregon 56–21
Humanitarian Bowl Boise, Idaho December 31, 2007 Georgia Tech Fresno State 40–28
Music City Bowl Nashville, Tennessee December 31, 2007 Kentucky Florida State 35–28
Insight Bowl Tempe, Arizona December 31, 2007 Indiana Oklahoma State 49–33
Chick-fil-A Bowl Atlanta December 31, 2007 Clemson Auburn 23–20 OT

Postseason All-Star Games

  • Cornerstone Bancard Hula Bowl – January 12, Aloha Stadium, ʻAiea, Hawaiʻi – ʻAina East 38, Kai West 7
  • East–West Shrine Game – January 19, Robertson Stadium, Houston, Texas – West 31, East 17
  • Under Armour Senior Bowl – January 26, Ladd–Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama – South 17, North 16
  • Western Refining Texas vs The Nation Game – February 2, UTEP Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas – Texas 41, The Nation 14

Bowl Challenge Cup standings

Bowl Challenge Cup
Conference Wins Losses Percent
Mountain West† 4 1 800
Southeastern§ 7 2 777
Pacific-10 4 2 667
Big 12 5 3 625
Big East 3 2 600
Big Ten 3 5 375
Conference USA 2 4 333
Atlantic Coast 2 6 250
Western Athletic 1 3 250
Mid-American 0 3 000

† Winner of the Bowl Challenge Cup – § NCAA record for bowl victories in a conference in one bowl season

Notes
  • The Sun Belt Conference, represented by Florida Atlantic University, was not eligible for the Bowl Challenge Cup as they only had one bowl berth Conferences must have a minimum of three bids to be a part of the challenge

Awards and honors

Heisman Trophy voting

The Heisman Trophy is given to the year's most outstanding player

  • Winner: Tim Tebow, So, Florida QB 1,957 pts
  • 2 Darren McFadden, Jr, Arkansas RB 1,703 pts
  • 3 Colt Brennan, Sr, Hawaii QB 632 pts
  • 4 Chase Daniel Jr, Missouri QB 425 pts
  • 5 Dennis Dixon, Sr, Oregon QB 178 pts

Other major award winners

  • Walter Camp Award top player: Darren McFadden, Arkansas
  • Maxwell Award top player: Tim Tebow, Florida
  • Bronko Nagurski Trophy defensive player: Glenn Dorsey, LSU
  • Chuck Bednarik Award defensive player: Dan Connor, Penn St
  • Dave Rimington Trophy center: Jonathan Luigs, Arkansas
  • Davey O'Brien Award quarterback: Tim Tebow, Florida
  • Dick Butkus Award linebacker: James Laurinaitis, Ohio State
  • Doak Walker Award running back: Darren McFadden, Arkansas
  • Draddy Trophy "academic Heisman": Dallas Griffin, Texas
  • Fred Biletnikoff Award wide receiver: Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech
  • Jim Thorpe Award defensive back: Antoine Cason, Arizona
  • John Mackey Award tight end: Fred Davis, USC
  • Johnny Unitas Award senior quarterback: Matt Ryan, Boston College
  • Lombardi Award top lineman: Glenn Dorsey, LSU
  • Lott Trophy defensive impact: Glenn Dorsey, LSU
  • Lou Groza Award placekicker: Thomas Weber, Arizona St
  • Manning Award quarterback: Matt Ryan, Boston College
  • Outland Trophy interior lineman: Glenn Dorsey, LSU
  • Ray Guy Award punter: Durant Brooks, Georgia Tech
  • Ted Hendricks Award defensive end: Chris Long, Virginia
  • Wuerffel Trophy humanitarian-athlete: Paul Smith, Tulsa
  • The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award: Mark Mangino, Kansas
  • Associated Press Coach of the Year: Mark Mangino, Kansas
  • Paul "Bear" Bryant Award head coach: Mark Mangino, Kansas
  • Walter Camp Coach of the Year head coach: Mark Mangino, Kansas
  • Broyles Award assistant coach: Jim Heacock, Ohio State

All-America selections

Selections were made by the Associated Press

Offense

  • QB: Tim Tebow, So, Florida
  • RB: Darren McFadden, Jr, Arkansas; Kevin Smith, Jr, Central Florida
  • WR: Michael Crabtree, Fr, Texas Tech; Jordy Nelson, Sr, Kansas State
  • OT: Jake Long, Sr, Michigan; Anthony Collins, Jr, Kansas
  • G: Duke Robinson, Jr, Oklahoma; Martin O'Donnell, Sr, Illinois
  • C: Steve Justice, Sr, Wake Forest
  • TE: Martin Rucker, Sr, Missouri
  • All-purpose: Jeremy Maclin, Fr, Missouri
  • K: Thomas Weber, Fr, Arizona State

Defense

  • DE: Chris Long, Sr, Virginia; George Selvie, So, South Florida
  • DT: Glenn Dorsey, Sr, LSU; Sedrick Ellis, Sr, USC
  • LB: Dan Connor, Sr, Penn State; James Laurinaitis, Jr, Ohio State; Jordon Dizon, Sr, Colorado
  • CB: Aqib Talib, Jr, Kansas; Antoine Cason, Sr, Arizona
  • S: Craig Steltz, Sr, LSU; Jamie Silva, Sr, Boston College
  • P: Kevin Huber, Jr, Cincinnati

Milestones

The following teams and players set all-time NCAA Division I FBS formerly Division I-A records during the season:

Record Player/Team Date/Opponent Previous Record Holder Source
Most consecutive pass attempts without an interception, career André Woodson, Kentucky, 325 September 22, vs Arkansas Trent Dilfer, Fresno State, 271 1993
Most career extra points Art Carmody, Louisville, 253 September 29, vs NC State Shaun Suisham, Bowling Green, 226 2001–2004
Most consecutive pass attempts with only one interception, career André Woodson, Kentucky, 343 October 4, vs South Carolina Woodson, 333 2006–2007
Most combined rushing yards by teammates in a single game Felix Jones and Darren McFadden, Arkansas 487 yards November 3, vs South Carolina Tony Sands and Chip Hilleary, Kansas 476 yards 1991-11-23
Most points scored, both teams regulation North Texas and Navy, 136 November 10 San Jose State vs Rice, 133 points 2004-10-02
Most points scored in one quarter, both teams North Texas and Navy, 63 November 10 San Jose State vs Hawaiʻi, 61 points 1999-11-06
Most wins by two points or fewer in a season by a team Virginia, 5 November 3 vs Wake Forest Columbia, 4 1971
Most all-purpose yards by a freshman Jeremy Maclin, Missouri, 2,713 November 17, vs Kansas State Terrell Willis, Rutgers, 2,026 1993
Most touchdown passes in a career Colt Brennan, Hawaiʻi, 131 November 23 vs Boise State Ty Detmer, BYU, 121 1988–1991
Most touchdowns responsible for in a career Colt Brennan, Hawaiʻi, 146 November 23 vs Boise State Ty Detmer, BYU, 136 1988–1991
Most touchdown passes in a season by a freshman quarterback Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, 34 November 24, vs Oklahoma State David Neill and Colt McCoy, 29
Most career points scored by a kicker Art Carmody, Louisville, 433 November 29, vs Rutgers Roman Anderson, Houston, 423 1988–1991
Most rushing attempts in a season Kevin Smith, UCF, 415 December 1, vs Tulsa Marcus Allen, USC, 403 1981
Most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a season Tim Tebow, Florida, 23 January 1, vs Michigan Chase Harridge, Air Force, 22 2002
Most consecutive games with 300 or more yards passing by a quarterback Paul Smith, Tulsa, 14 January 6 vs Bowling Green Ty Detmer, BYU, 13 1990–1991
Greatest margin of victory in a bowl game Tulsa, 56 points 63–7 January 6 vs Bowling Green Alabama, 55 points 61–6 vs Syracuse, 1953 Orange Bowl 1953-01-01
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Coaching changes

Pre-season

School Former Coach New Coach
Indiana Terry Hoeppner Bill Lynch

Post-season

School Former Coach Interim New Coach
Arkansas Houston Nutt Reggie Herring Bobby Petrino
Baylor Guy Morriss   Art Briles
Colorado State Sonny Lubick   Steve Fairchild
Duke Ted Roof   David Cutcliffe
Georgia Tech Chan Gailey Jon Tenuta Paul Johnson
Hawaiʻi June Jones Greg McMackin
Houston Art Briles Chris Thurmond Kevin Sumlin
Michigan Lloyd Carr   Rich Rodriguez
Mississippi Ed Orgeron   Houston Nutt
Navy Paul Johnson   Ken Niumatalolo
Nebraska Bill Callahan Tom Osborne Bo Pelini
Northern Illinois Joe Novak   Jerry Kill
SMU Phil Bennett   June Jones
Southern Miss Jeff Bower   Larry Fedora
Texas A&M Dennis Franchione Gary Darnell Mike Sherman
UCLA Karl Dorrell DeWayne Walker Rick Neuheisel
Washington State Bill Doba   Paul Wulff
West Virginia Rich Rodriguez Bill Stewart

Notes and references

  1. ^ Western Kentucky University was in a 2-year process of transition to FBS status in 2007 completed in 2009, and, therefore, some sources list the total for 2007 as 119
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Steve Wieberg February 14, 2007 "NCAA rules committee proposes reworking football time-saving rules" USA Today Retrieved February 15, 2007 
  3. ^ "In the Year of the Upset, memorable moments were plentiful" ESPN December 4, 2007 Archived from the original on January 15, 2008 Retrieved February 28, 2008 
  4. ^ "Illinois shocks top-ranked Ohio State in Columbus" ESPN Associated Press November 10, 2007 Archived from the original on November 12, 2007 Retrieved November 10, 2007 
  5. ^ Brown, Matt 2017-06-23 "10 years later, 2007 CFB season looks even crazier" Sports on Earth Retrieved 2017-07-11 
  6. ^ "Johnson's 2 TDs lead Utah to seventh straight bowl win" ESPN December 20, 2007 Archived from the original on December 29, 2007 Retrieved December 21, 2007 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Awards twice as much fun for Tebow" Palm Beach Post Retrieved December 7, 2007 
  8. ^ "LSU's Dorsey beats out OSU's Laurinaitis for Nagurski award" CBS Sportsline Archived from the original on December 6, 2007 Retrieved December 3, 2007 
  9. ^ "Razorback Jonathan Luigs Wins Rimington Trophy" Press release University of Arkansas Athletics December 6, 2007 Archived from the original on January 24, 2010 Retrieved December 6, 2007 
  10. ^ "Texas center Griffin wins Draddy Award as top scholar-athlete" CBS Sportsline Archived from the original on February 2, 2013 Retrieved December 4, 2007 
  11. ^ "Virginia's Long wins Hendricks Award with 60 percent of vote" CBS Sportsline Archived from the original on December 7, 2007 Retrieved December 5, 2007 
  12. ^ "Tulsa QB Smith wins award for academic, athletic achievements" CBS Sportsline Archived from the original on September 12, 2012 Retrieved December 4, 2007 
  13. ^ "Mangino honored for leading Kansas to dramatic turnaround" ESPN Associated Press December 19, 2007 Archived from the original on December 30, 2007 Retrieved November 20, 2007 
  14. ^ "Kansas' Mark Mangino Named 2007 Walter Camp Coach of the Year" Press release Walter Camp Foundation Archived from the original on June 10, 2008 Retrieved December 11, 2007 
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