SFA Claims NCAA Statistical Championship

Senior Brady Attaway spearheaded the SFA offensive attack, which led the nation in passing yards per game (389.0) in 2013.
Senior Brady Attaway spearheaded the SFA offensive attack, which led the nation in passing yards per game (389.0) in 2013.

Jan. 23, 2014

NACOGDOCHES - With the 2013 football season in the books, Stephen F. Austin has been named the NCAA Statistical Champion for passing offense in 2013. The Lumberjacks led the nation, averaging 389.0 passing yards per game, and set a new school record, surpassing the 362.3 average set by the 1989 squad.

In 12 games this season, SFA threw for 4,668 yards, the second-most in program history behind the 5,435 through 15 games in 1989. Establishing a reputation as one of the most dangerous offensive teams in the country, SFA ranked second nationally in total offense per game as well, averaging 572.0 yards per game, just shy of Eastern Illinois' 589.5 average per game.

It was one of the 11 school records the `Jacks either set or tied during the 2013 campaign as SFA continued to rewrite the program offensive record books. The 2013 football team also took down a handful of records that had stood for a significant portion of time, including three that were set during the 1969 season.

2013 SFA Football School Records

Record Total Previous
Passing Average (Season) 389.0 362.3 (1989)
Rushing Yards Per Attempt (Season) 5.2 5.1 (1969)
Passing Yards (Game) 662 vs. Prairie View A&M 571 vs. Northeast Louisiana (1989)
Most Plays (Game) 118 vs. McMurry 116 at Sam Houston State (2008)
Most Yards (Game) 827 vs. Prairie View A&M 792 vs. McMurry (1969)
Most First Downs (Game) 38 vs. McMurry 36 at Texas State (2012)
Net Yards (Game) 655, Brady Attaway vs. Prairie View A&M 562, Todd Hammel vs. UL-Monroe (1989)
Passing Yards (Game) 662, Brady Attaway vs. Prairie View A&M 571, Todd Hammel vs. UL-Monroe (1989)
Receiving Yards (Game) 242, Aaron Thomas vs. Prairie View A&M 218, Ronnie Hawthorne vs. Southwest Texas (1969)
Touchdowns (Game) 3, Mike Brooks vs. Sam Houston State 3, Tied with 16 other players
Longest Kickoff Return 100, Mike Brooks vs. McNeese State 100, Tied with two other players

In addition, a number of 'Jacks had individual performances that pushed them into the top-10 of their respective statistical categories, highlighted by another impressive performance by Brady Attaway. The senior made 19 appearances among the all-time statistical leaders in 2013, setting marks among the single-game, season and career top-10. Mike Brooks and Tyler Boyd each made five appearances, followed by three from Gus Johnson.

2013 SFA Individual Highlights

Category Rank Name Total
Season Rusing Average 5th Gus Johnson 1,061
Longest Rushing Plays 2nd Gus Johnson 81, vs. Lamar
Career Rushing Yards 10th Gus Johnson 1,998
Single Game Passing Attempts 5th Brady Attaway 66, vs. Prairie View A&M
9th Brady Attaway 63, at Central Arkansas
10th Brady Attaway 62, at Weber State
Single Game Passing Completions 2nd Brady Attaway 44, vs. Prairie View A&M
6th Brady Attaway 41, at Central Arkansas
Season Passing Completions 3rd Brady Attaway 349
Career Passing Completions 2nd Brady Attaway 967
Single-Game Passing Yards 1st Brady Attaway 662, vs. Prairie View A&M
7th Brady Attaway 505, vs. Sam Houston State
Season Passing Yards 2nd Brady Attaway 4,268
Career Passing Yards 2nd Brady Attaway 11,107
Season Touchdown Passes 5th Brady Attaway 32
Career Touchdown Passes 2nd Brady Attaway 86
Single Game Receptions 10th Tyler Boyd 11, vs. Sam Houston State & McMurry
Single Game Receiving Yards 1st Aaron Thomas 242, vs. Prairie View A&M
2nd Tyler Boyd 229, at Lamar
4th Tyler Boyd 206, vs. Sam Houston State
Season Receptions 2nd Tyler Boyd 79
4th Mike Brooks 76
Season Receiving Yards 2nd Tyler Boyd 1,183
9th Mike Brooks 985
Season Touchdown Receptions T-6th Mike Brooks 11
Career Receptions 7th Mike Brooks 152
Single Game Total Offense 1st Brady Attaway 657, vs. Prairie View A&M
6th Brady Attaway 500, vs. Sam Houston State
Season Total Offense 2nd Brady Attaway 4,210
Career Total Offense 2nd Brady Attaway 11,191
Single Game Total Plays T-6th Brady Attaway 68, vs. Prairie View A&M
T-10th Brady Attaway 64, at Central Arkansas
Season Scoring 6th Jordan Wiggs 99 pts.
Career Scoring 2nd Jordan Wiggs 267 pts.
Longest Kickoff Return T-1st Mike Brooks 100, vs. McNeese State
Longest Punt T-10th Nick Bruno 68, at Texas Tech

Excitement is already building for the 2014 SFA football season as the 'Jacks will begin a new era under the helm of new head coach Clint Conque. The hype begins on Wednesday, February 5th, when coach Conque will announce the 2014 SFA Signing Class with a luncheon and press conference at the SFA Fieldhouse, getting underway at noon. Tickets to the event are $10 as fans can contact the SFA Athletic Department at (936) 468-3502 for more information.



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