It’s finally time to release our SIS All-Conference teams. We used our all-encompassing player value stat, Total Points, along with other metrics and our scouting work as leading references in putting together our team of selections for 2022, plus a few honorable mentions.
You can learn more about Total Points and the statistics referenced here.
These picks are meant to honor this season’s best-of-the-best in Conference USA.
|FLEX||Jaylin Lane||Middle Tennessee|
|OG||Gabe Blair||North Texas|
|OC||Manase Mose||North Texas|
Frank Harris of UTSA was one of the easiest selections in any conference. He had more than TRIPLE the Total Points of the next highest QB in the conference while leading UTSA to another conference championship. DeWayne McBride had an impressive 28.3% Blocked Tackle and Missed Tackle % this season on his way to over 1,700 rushing yards.
Luke McCaffrey, Trea Shropshire, and Jaylin Lane all finished top-8 in the conference in Drop% (minimum 50 targets), and they finished 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in Receiving Total Points respectively. Oscar Cardenas narrowly edged out Jake Roberts due to his incredible 96.7% On-Target Catch%.
Gabe Blair, Manase Mose, Matthew Trehern, and Ethan Onianwa were the Top-4 offensive linemen in Total Points in the conference and Kadeem Telfort was T-4th lowest BB% among offensive linemen with at least 200 snaps.
|DT||Marley Cook||Middle Tennessee|
|DT||Brodric Martin||Western Kentucky|
|EDGE||Jordan Ferguson||Middle Tennessee|
|EDGE||JaQues Evans||Western Kentucky|
|CB||Corey Mayfield Jr.||UTSA|
|CB||Starling Thomas V||UAB|
|S||Kaleb Oliver||Western Kentucky|
|FLEX||Decorian Patterson||Middle Tennessee|
Marley Cook led all DTs in pressures and Pass Rush Total Points in the conference while Broderic Martin finished 2nd in Pass Rush Total Points. JaQues Evans led the conference in pressures as well as holds drawn. Jordan Ferguson finished 2nd in pressures and led the conference in passes deflected/batted at the line of scrimmage. Barely missing the team was Jadrian Taylor who, despite leading the conference in sacks, was 9th in pressures.
Myron Morrison led all linebackers by a large margin in Total Points and had a QB Rating Against of just 15.6 (2nd in the conference, regardless of position). Cal Wallerstedt led off-ball linebackers in Run Defense Total Points. Corey Mayfield Jr. led the conference in Pass Coverage Total Points while his teammate Clifford Chattman was 2nd in the conference with 5 INTs. Starling Thomas V led all CBs in Deserved Catch% at a stingy 48.6% and Kaleb Oliver was T-2nd among DBs in Yards Per Coverage Snap with 0.2. Decorian Patterson tied for the FBS-lead with 7 INTs, but he also allowed a conference-high 8 TDs which almost kept him off the team.
|P||Kyle Ulbrich||Middle Tennessee|
|Returner||Smoke Harris||Louisiana Tech|
Gavin Baechle went 22-of-24 on FGs including 9-of-11 on 40+ yard FGs. he was also 31-of-31 on extra points. Kyle Ulbrich led the conference in punt average as well as punts downed inside the 20. Smoke Harris led the conference in punt return yards, was 4th in kick return yards, and had a top-5 average in both return types.
|Jake Roberts||North Texas|
Total Points, stats, and ranks as of 2/1/2023