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1996 Big West Conference Year Summary

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Record: 29-39, .426 W-L% (10th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -11.54 (10th of 11) ▪ SOS: -8.80 (10th of 11)

Conference Champion: Nevada and Utah State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Nevada 9 3 .750 4 1 .800 42.9 23.2 1.49 -11.42
Utah State 6 5 .545 4 1 .800 30.0 30.8 -4.92 -5.01
Idaho 6 5 .545 3 2 .600 34.0 26.9 -8.09 -11.91
North Texas 5 6 .455 3 2 .600 14.6 26.6 -12.67 -6.49
Boise State 2 10 .167 1 4 .200 20.0 38.3 -22.78 -10.20
New Mexico State 1 10 .091 0 5 .000 15.1 36.0 -22.25 -7.79

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1996-12-19 Las Vegas Bowl Nevada 18 Ball State 15 Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Ryan Fien (ID) 267
2. John Dutton (NV) 222
3. Chad Salisbury (NMST) 172
4. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 170
5. Matt Sauk (UTST) 154
6. Jason Mills (NTX) 91
7. Eric Bennett (NV) 85
8. Patrick Mullins (UTST) 78
9. Josh Gulley (NTX) 16
10. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 14

Pass Attempts

1. Ryan Fien (ID) 455
2. Chad Salisbury (NMST) 341
3. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 338
4. John Dutton (NV) 334
5. Matt Sauk (UTST) 286
6. Jason Mills (NTX) 211
7. Eric Bennett (NV) 146
8. Patrick Mullins (UTST) 134
9. Josh Gulley (NTX) 54
10. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 36

Pass Completion Percentage

1. John Dutton (NV) 66.5
2. Ryan Fien (ID) 58.7
3. Matt Sauk (UTST) 53.8
4. Chad Salisbury (NMST) 50.4
5. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 50.3
6. Jason Mills (NTX) 43.1

Passing Yards

1. Ryan Fien (ID) 3674
2. John Dutton (NV) 2750
3. Matt Sauk (UTST) 2489
4. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 2473
5. Chad Salisbury (NMST) 2291
6. Eric Bennett (NV) 1157
7. Jason Mills (NTX) 1016
8. Patrick Mullins (UTST) 985
9. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 161
10. Damon West (NTX) 134

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Matt Sauk (UTST) 8.7
2. John Dutton (NV) 8.2
3. Ryan Fien (ID) 8.1
4. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 7.3
5. Chad Salisbury (NMST) 6.7
6. Jason Mills (NTX) 4.8

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. John Dutton (NV) 8.7
2. Ryan Fien (ID) 7.2
3. Matt Sauk (UTST) 7.1
4. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 6.3
5. Chad Salisbury (NMST) 5.8
6. Jason Mills (NTX) 3.8

Passing Touchdowns

1. Ryan Fien (ID) 27
2. John Dutton (NV) 22
3. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 21
4. Eric Bennett (NV) 12
5. Chad Salisbury (NMST) 11
6. Matt Sauk (UTST) 8
7. Patrick Mullins (UTST) 7
8. Jason Mills (NTX) 5

Passing Interceptions

1. Ryan Fien (ID) 21
2. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 17
3. Matt Sauk (UTST) 14
4. Chad Salisbury (NMST) 12
5. Patrick Mullins (UTST) 9
6. Jason Mills (NTX) 7
7. John Dutton (NV) 6
8. Eric Bennett (NV) 5
9. Josh Gulley (NTX) 4
10. Damon West (NTX) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. John Dutton (NV) 153.8
2. Ryan Fien (ID) 136.9
3. Matt Sauk (UTST) 126.4
4. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 122.2
5. Chad Salisbury (NMST) 110.5
6. Jason Mills (NTX) 84.8

Rush Attempts

1. Denvis Manns (NMST) 269
2. Joel Thomas (ID) 222
3. Hut Allred (NTX) 210
4. Reggie Etheridge (BOISE) 206
5. Abu Wilson (UTST) 195
6. Chris Lemon (NV) 163
7. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 128
8. Demario Brown (UTST) 119
9. Ernie Wilson (NV) 90
10. Alex Gresham (NV) 79

Rushing Yards

1. Joel Thomas (ID) 1148
2. Denvis Manns (NMST) 1086
3. Hut Allred (NTX) 907
4. Chris Lemon (NV) 867
5. Abu Wilson (UTST) 840
6. Reggie Etheridge (BOISE) 811
7. Demario Brown (UTST) 700
8. Alex Gresham (NV) 476
9. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 381
10. Ernie Wilson (NV) 380

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Alex Gresham (NV) 6.0
2. Demario Brown (UTST) 5.9
3. Chris Lemon (NV) 5.3
4. Joel Thomas (ID) 5.2
5. Hut Allred (NTX) 4.3
6. Abu Wilson (UTST) 4.3
7. Ernie Wilson (NV) 4.2
8. Denvis Manns (NMST) 4.0
9. Reggie Etheridge (BOISE) 3.9
10. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 3.0

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Abu Wilson (UTST) 16
2. Joel Thomas (ID) 14
3. Chris Lemon (NV) 8
  Demario Brown (UTST) 8
5. Reggie Etheridge (BOISE) 5
  Denvis Manns (NMST) 5
7. Hut Allred (NTX) 4
  Matt Lasker (NV) 4
  Tony Hilde (BOISE) 4
10. Jason Mills (NTX) 3
  Chad Salisbury (NMST) 3
  Damond Wilkins (NV) 3
  Ernie Wilson (NV) 3
  Alex Gresham (NV) 3

Receptions

1. Damond Wilkins (NV) 114
2. Geoff Noisy (NV) 98
3. Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 82
4. Duane Gregory (NMST) 68
  David Griffin (ID) 68
6. Antonio Wilson (ID) 65
7. Ryan Ikebe (BOISE) 61
8. Robert Scott (ID) 50
9. Ryan Shaw (NMST) 38
10. Trevor Insley (NV) 36

Receiving Yards

1. Geoff Noisy (NV) 1435
2. Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 1397
3. Antonio Wilson (ID) 1203
4. Damond Wilkins (NV) 1121
5. Ryan Ikebe (BOISE) 959
6. Duane Gregory (NMST) 890
7. David Griffin (ID) 853
8. Robert Scott (ID) 737
9. Shawn Turner (UTST) 581
10. David Patterson (NMST) 580

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. David Patterson (NMST) 19.3
2. Andre Horace (BOISE) 18.9
3. Antonio Wilson (ID) 18.5
4. Steve Smith (UTST) 17.3
5. Shawn Turner (UTST) 17.1
6. Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 17.0
7. Trevor Insley (NV) 15.9
8. Ryan Ikebe (BOISE) 15.7
9. Bo Harrison (NTX) 14.8
10. Robert Scott (ID) 14.7

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Geoff Noisy (NV) 9
  Robert Scott (ID) 9
  Ryan Ikebe (BOISE) 9
4. Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 8
5. Andre Horace (BOISE) 7
  David Griffin (ID) 7
  Antonio Wilson (ID) 7
8. Sean Simms (NV) 6
9. Matt Kelly (NV) 5
  Trevor Insley (NV) 5

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Denvis Manns (NMST) 285
2. Joel Thomas (ID) 251
3. Reggie Etheridge (BOISE) 231
4. Abu Wilson (UTST) 218
5. Hut Allred (NTX) 212
6. Chris Lemon (NV) 172
7. Demario Brown (UTST) 136
8. Damond Wilkins (NV) 132
9. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 128
10. Geoff Noisy (NV) 98

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Joel Thomas (ID) 1466
2. Geoff Noisy (NV) 1435
3. Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 1397
4. Denvis Manns (NMST) 1307
5. Damond Wilkins (NV) 1235
6. Antonio Wilson (ID) 1203
7. Duane Gregory (NMST) 1033
8. Reggie Etheridge (BOISE) 1028
9. Abu Wilson (UTST) 1027
10. Chris Lemon (NV) 1007

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Abu Wilson (UTST) 16
2. Joel Thomas (ID) 15
3. Chris Lemon (NV) 10
4. Geoff Noisy (NV) 9
  Ryan Ikebe (BOISE) 9
  Robert Scott (ID) 9
7. Demario Brown (UTST) 8
  Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 8
9. David Griffin (ID) 7
  Andre Horace (BOISE) 7
  Damond Wilkins (NV) 7
  Antonio Wilson (ID) 7

Total Plays

1. Ryan Fien (ID) 514
2. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 466
3. Chad Salisbury (NMST) 389
4. John Dutton (NV) 361
5. Matt Sauk (UTST) 322
6. Jason Mills (NTX) 282
7. Denvis Manns (NMST) 269
8. Joel Thomas (ID) 222
9. Hut Allred (NTX) 210
10. Reggie Etheridge (BOISE) 206

Total Yards

1. Ryan Fien (ID) 3609
2. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 2854
3. John Dutton (NV) 2694
4. Matt Sauk (UTST) 2568
5. Chad Salisbury (NMST) 2194
6. Eric Bennett (NV) 1152
7. Joel Thomas (ID) 1148
8. Denvis Manns (NMST) 1086
9. Jason Mills (NTX) 1040
10. Hut Allred (NTX) 907

Total Yards Per Play

1. Ryan Fien (ID) 7.0

Total Touchdowns

1. Ryan Fien (ID) 29
2. Tony Hilde (BOISE) 25
3. John Dutton (NV) 23
4. Abu Wilson (UTST) 16
5. Chad Salisbury (NMST) 14
  Joel Thomas (ID) 14
7. Eric Bennett (NV) 13
8. Matt Sauk (UTST) 10
9. Demario Brown (UTST) 8
  Jason Mills (NTX) 8
  Chris Lemon (NV) 8