2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season

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2007 NCAA Division I FBS season
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Number of teams119 [1]
DurationAugust 30 – December 1
Preseason AP No. 1 USC
Post-season
DurationDecember 20, 2007 –
January 7, 2008
Bowl games 32
Heisman Trophy Tim Tebow (quarterback, Florida)
Bowl Championship Series
2008 BCS Championship Game
Site Louisiana Superdome,
New Orleans, Louisiana
Champion(s) LSU
NCAA Division I FBS football seasons
  2006
2008  

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).

Contents

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 a BCS automatic-qualifying conference to finish the entire season with just one loss.

Rules changes

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

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. [2] 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. [2]

Other rules changes for the 2007 season include:

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.

School2006 Conference2007 Conference
Temple Owls I-A Independent MAC

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

Year of the Upset

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". [3] 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. [4] 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: [5]

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:

Conference standings

2007 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Atlantic Division
No. 10 Boston College x 62    113 
No. 21 Clemson  53    94 
Wake Forest  53    94 
Florida State  35    76 
Maryland  35    67 
NC State  35    57 
Coastal Division
No. 9 Virginia Tech x$ 71    113 
Virginia  62    94 
Georgia Tech  44    76 
North Carolina  35    48 
Miami  26    57 
Duke  08    111 
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 12 Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Northern Division
No. 4 Missouri xy 71    122 
No. 7 Kansas x% 71    121 
Colorado  44    67 
Kansas State  35    57 
Nebraska  26    57 
Iowa State  26    39 
Southern Division
No. 8 Oklahoma xy$ 62    113 
No. 10 Texas  53    103 
No. 22 Texas Tech  44    94 
Oklahoma State  44    76 
Texas A&M  44    76 
Baylor  08    39 
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 Big East Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 6 West Virginia $+ 52    112 
Connecticut + 52    94 
No. 17 Cincinnati  43    103 
South Florida  43    94 
Rutgers  34    85 
Louisville  34    66 
Pittsburgh  34    57 
Syracuse  16    210 
  • $ BCS representative as conference champion
  • + Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
2007 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 5 Ohio State $ 71    112 
No. 18 Michigan  62    94 
No. 20 Illinois % 62    94 
No. 24 Wisconsin  53    94 
Penn State  44    94 
Iowa  44    66 
Purdue  35    85 
Indiana  35    76 
Michigan State  35    76 
Northwestern  35    66 
Minnesota  08    111 
  • $ BCS representative as conference champion
  • % BCS at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll
2007 Conference USA football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
East Division
UCF x$ 71    104 
East Carolina  62    85 
Memphis  62    76 
Southern Miss  53    76 
Marshall  35    39 
UAB  17    210 
West Division
Tulsa xy 62    104 
Houston x 62    85 
Tulane  35    48 
Rice  35    39 
UTEP  26    48 
SMU  08    111 
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
Div  Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L    W L 
East Division
Miami xy 42    52    67 
Bowling Green x 42    62    85 
Buffalo x 42    53    57 
Ohio  33    44    66 
Temple  33    44    48 
Akron  24    35    48 
Kent State  15    17    39 
West Division
Central Michigan xy$ 41    61    86 
Ball State x 41    52    76 
Eastern Michigan  32    34    48 
Western Michigan  23    34    57 
Toledo  23    35    57 
Northern Illinois  05    16    210 
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.
2007 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 14 BYU $ 80    112 
Air Force  62    94 
New Mexico  53    94 
Utah  53    94 
TCU  44    85 
San Diego State  35    48 
Wyoming  26    57 
Colorado State  26    39 
UNLV  17    210 
  • $ Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
2007 Pacific-10 Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 3 USC + 72    112 
No. 16 Arizona State + 72    103 
No. 25 Oregon State  63    94 
No. 23 Oregon  54    94 
UCLA  54    67 
Arizona  45    57 
California  36    76 
Washington State  36    57 
Stanford  36    48 
Washington  27    49 
  • + Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
2007 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Eastern Division
No. 12 Tennessee xy 62    104 
No. 2 Georgia x% 62    112 
No. 13 Florida  53    94 
South Carolina  35    66 
Kentucky  35    85 
Vanderbilt  26    57 
Western Division
No. 1 LSU x$# 62    122 
No. 15 Auburn  53    94 
Arkansas  44    85 
Mississippi State  44    85 
Alabama  44    76 
Ole Miss  08    39 
Championship: LSU 21, Tennessee 14
    1. 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 Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Florida Atlantic + 61    85 
Troy + 61    84 
Middle Tennessee  43    57 
Louisiana–Monroe  43    66 
Arkansas State  34    57 
Louisiana–Lafayette  34    39 
FIU  16    111 
North Texas  16    210 
  • + Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
2007 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 19 Hawaii $ 80    121 
Boise State  71    103 
Fresno State  62    94 
Nevada  44    67 
Louisiana Tech  44    57 
San Jose State  44    57 
Utah State  26    210 
New Mexico State  17    49 
Idaho  08    111 
  • $ Conference champion and BCS representative as top non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
Rankings from AP Poll
2007 NCAA Division I FBS independents football records
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
Navy      85 
Army      39 
Notre Dame      39 
Rankings from 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.

ConferenceChampionChampionScoreSite
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 21–14 Georgia Dome

Atlanta

Other conference champions

Rankings are from the Week 15 AP Poll.

ConferenceWinner(s)
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

Winners are listed in boldface.

Bowl Championship Series

Bowl GameDatePlaying as VisitorPlaying as HomeScore
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 GameDatePlaying as VisitorPlaying as HomeScore
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 GameDatePlaying as VisitorPlaying as HomeScore
Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego)December 20, 2007 Utah Navy 35–32 [6]
New Orleans Bowl (New Orleans)December 21, 2007 Memphis Florida Atlantic 44–27
PapaJohns.com 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

Bowl Challenge Cup standings

Bowl Challenge Cup
ConferenceWinsLossesPercent
Mountain West41.800
Southeastern§72.777
Pacific-10 42.667
Big 12 53.625
Big East 32.600
Big Ten 35.375
Conference USA 24.333
Atlantic Coast 26.250
Western Athletic 13.250
Mid-American 03.000

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

Notes

Awards and honors

Heisman Trophy voting

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

Other major award winners

All-America selections

Selections were made by the Associated Press. [16]

Offense

Defense

Milestones

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

RecordPlayer/TeamDate/OpponentPrevious Record Holder [17] Source
Most consecutive pass attempts without an interception, career André Woodson, Kentucky, 325 [18] September 22, vs. Arkansas Trent Dilfer, Fresno State, 271 (1993) [19]
Most career extra points Art Carmody, Louisville, 253September 29, vs. NC State Shaun Suisham, Bowling Green, 226 (2001–2004) [20]
Most consecutive pass attempts with only one interception, career André Woodson, Kentucky, 343 [21] October 4, vs. South Carolina Woodson, 333 (2006–2007) [22] [23]
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) [24] [25]
Most points scored, both teams (regulation) North Texas and Navy, 136 November 10 San Jose State vs. Rice, 133 points (2004-10-02) [26]
Most points scored in one quarter, both teams North Texas and Navy, 63November 10San Jose State vs. Hawaiʻi, 61 points (1999-11-06) [26]
Most wins by two points or fewer in a season by a team Virginia, 5November 3 vs. Wake Forest Columbia, 4 (1971) [27]
Most all-purpose yards by a freshman Jeremy Maclin, Missouri, 2,713November 17, vs. Kansas State Terrell Willis, Rutgers, 2,026 (1993) [28]
Most touchdown passes in a career Colt Brennan, Hawaiʻi, 131November 23 vs. Boise State Ty Detmer, BYU, 121 (1988–1991) [29]
Most touchdowns responsible for in a career Colt Brennan, Hawaiʻi, 146November 23 vs. Boise State Ty Detmer, BYU, 136 (1988–1991) [29]
Most touchdown passes in a season by a freshman quarterback Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, 34November 24, vs. Oklahoma State David Neill and Colt McCoy, 29 [30]
Most career points scored by a kicker Art Carmody, Louisville, 433November 29, vs. Rutgers Roman Anderson, Houston, 423 (1988–1991) [31]
Most rushing attempts in a season Kevin Smith, UCF, 415December 1, vs. Tulsa Marcus Allen, USC, 403 (1981) [32]
Most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a season Tim Tebow, Florida, 23January 1, vs. Michigan Chase Harridge, Air Force, 22 (2002) [33]
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) [34]
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) [34]

Coaching changes

Pre-season

SchoolFormer CoachNew Coach
Indiana Terry Hoeppner [35] Bill Lynch

Post-season

SchoolFormer CoachInterimNew Coach
Arkansas Houston Nutt [36] Reggie Herring [37] Bobby Petrino [38]
Baylor Guy Morriss [39]   Art Briles [40]
Colorado State Sonny Lubick [41]   Steve Fairchild [42]
Duke Ted Roof [43]   David Cutcliffe [44]
Georgia Tech Chan Gailey [45] Jon Tenuta [46] Paul Johnson [47]
Hawaiʻi June Jones [48] Greg McMackin [49]
Houston Art Briles [40] Chris Thurmond [50] Kevin Sumlin [51]
Michigan Lloyd Carr [52]   Rich Rodriguez [53]
Mississippi Ed Orgeron [54]   Houston Nutt [55]
Navy Paul Johnson [47]   Ken Niumatalolo [56]
Nebraska Bill Callahan [57] Tom Osborne [58] Bo Pelini [59]
Northern Illinois Joe Novak [60]   Jerry Kill [61]
SMU Phil Bennett [62]  June Jones [63]
Southern Miss Jeff Bower [64]   Larry Fedora [65]
Texas A&M Dennis Franchione [66] Gary Darnell [67] Mike Sherman [68]
UCLA Karl Dorrell [69] DeWayne Walker [70] Rick Neuheisel [71]
Washington State Bill Doba [72]   Paul Wulff [73]
West Virginia Rich Rodriguez [53]
Bill Stewart [74]

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