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1997 Big West Conference Leaders

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Record: 26-41, .388 W-L% (11th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -10.80 (11th of 11) ▪ SOS: -7.92 (11th of 11)

Conference Champion: Nevada and Utah State

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. John Dutton (NV) 225
2. Brian Brennan (ID) 218
3. Matt Sauk (UTST) 190
4. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 152
5. Jason Mills (NTX) 127
6. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 87
7. Nate Sparks (BOISE) 74
8. Eric Bennett (NV) 39
9. Ed Dean (ID) 28
10. Ladarrin McLane (NTX) 22
11. Brian Benza (UTST) 9
Pass Attempts
1. Brian Brennan (ID) 387
2. Matt Sauk (UTST) 378
3. John Dutton (NV) 367
4. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 301
5. Jason Mills (NTX) 245
6. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 165
7. Nate Sparks (BOISE) 155
8. Eric Bennett (NV) 75
9. Ed Dean (ID) 66
10. Ladarrin McLane (NTX) 64
11. Brian Benza (UTST) 18
12. Torre Williams (NMST) 5
13. Deon Price (ID) 2
  Cory Lucas (NMST) 2
  Jeff Davis (BOISE) 2
Pass Completion Percentage
1. John Dutton (NV) 61.3
2. Brian Brennan (ID) 56.3
3. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 52.7
4. Jason Mills (NTX) 51.8
5. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 50.5
6. Matt Sauk (UTST) 50.3
7. Nate Sparks (BOISE) 47.7
Passing Yards
1. John Dutton (NV) 3526
2. Matt Sauk (UTST) 2896
3. Brian Brennan (ID) 2708
4. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 1985
5. Jason Mills (NTX) 1667
6. Nate Sparks (BOISE) 1157
7. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 1121
8. Eric Bennett (NV) 536
9. Ed Dean (ID) 291
10. Ladarrin McLane (NTX) 265
11. Brian Benza (UTST) 166
12. Denvis Manns (NMST) 50
13. Jeff Davis (BOISE) 39
14. Darrol Young (UTST) 23
15. Gavin Reed (BOISE) 15
16. Jason McLean (NV) 10
17. Torre Williams (NMST) 9
  Nick Cecava (NMST) 9
19. Cory Lucas (NMST) 2
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. John Dutton (NV) 9.6
2. Matt Sauk (UTST) 7.7
3. Nate Sparks (BOISE) 7.5
4. Brian Brennan (ID) 7.0
5. Jason Mills (NTX) 6.8
6. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 6.8
7. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 6.6
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. John Dutton (NV) 10.0
2. Nate Sparks (BOISE) 7.6
3. Brian Brennan (ID) 7.4
4. Matt Sauk (UTST) 7.3
5. Jason Mills (NTX) 6.2
6. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 5.9
7. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 5.9
Passing Touchdowns
1. John Dutton (NV) 20
2. Brian Brennan (ID) 19
3. Matt Sauk (UTST) 16
4. Jason Mills (NTX) 13
5. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 10
  Nate Sparks (BOISE) 10
7. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 8
8. Ed Dean (ID) 3
Passing Interceptions
1. Matt Sauk (UTST) 10
2. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 9
  Jason Mills (NTX) 9
4. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 7
5. John Dutton (NV) 6
6. Eric Bennett (NV) 5
  Brian Brennan (ID) 5
8. Ladarrin McLane (NTX) 4
  Nate Sparks (BOISE) 4
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. John Dutton (NV) 156.7
2. Brian Brennan (ID) 128.7
3. Nate Sparks (BOISE) 126.6
4. Matt Sauk (UTST) 123.3
5. Jason Mills (NTX) 119.2
6. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 117.3
7. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 110.9
Rush Attempts
1. Chris Lemon (NV) 250
2. Denvis Manns (NMST) 194
3. Demario Brown (UTST) 184
4. Melvin Blue (UTST) 149
5. Hut Allred (NTX) 132
6. Gavin Reed (BOISE) 130
7. Anthony Tenner (ID) 122
8. Jerome Thomas (ID) 118
9. Ja'Quay Wilburn (NTX) 112
10. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 98
11. Nate Sparks (BOISE) 95
12. Jason Mills (NTX) 68
13. Matt Sauk (UTST) 64
14. Ladarrin McLane (NTX) 58
15. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 57
  Reggie Etheridge (BOISE) 57
17. Nicko Tatum (BOISE) 54
18. Brian Brennan (ID) 46
19. John Dutton (NV) 44
20. Timothy Nelson (NMST) 41
Rushing Yards
1. Chris Lemon (NV) 1055
2. Denvis Manns (NMST) 1017
3. Demario Brown (UTST) 971
4. Melvin Blue (UTST) 741
5. Ja'Quay Wilburn (NTX) 594
6. Hut Allred (NTX) 586
7. Anthony Tenner (ID) 562
8. Jerome Thomas (ID) 478
9. Gavin Reed (BOISE) 459
10. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 408
11. Nicko Tatum (BOISE) 318
12. Nate Sparks (BOISE) 251
13. Brett Gentrup (NMST) 187
14. Reggie Etheridge (BOISE) 185
15. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 162
16. Timothy Nelson (NMST) 156
17. Ladarrin McLane (NTX) 134
18. Eron Hurley (BOISE) 133
19. Willie Alderson (ID) 126
20. Damon Willson (NMST) 116
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Ja'Quay Wilburn (NTX) 5.3
2. Demario Brown (UTST) 5.3
3. Denvis Manns (NMST) 5.2
4. Melvin Blue (UTST) 5.0
5. Anthony Tenner (ID) 4.6
6. Hut Allred (NTX) 4.4
7. Chris Lemon (NV) 4.2
8. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 4.2
9. Jerome Thomas (ID) 4.1
10. Gavin Reed (BOISE) 3.5
11. Nate Sparks (BOISE) 2.6
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Chris Lemon (NV) 19
2. Demario Brown (UTST) 10
3. Melvin Blue (UTST) 9
4. Anthony Tenner (ID) 6
  Matt Sauk (UTST) 6
6. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 5
  Hut Allred (NTX) 5
  Denvis Manns (NMST) 5
9. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 4
  Gavin Reed (BOISE) 4
11. Ja'Quay Wilburn (NTX) 3
  Damon Willson (NMST) 3
13. Jerome Thomas (ID) 2
  Tamar Johnson (UTST) 2
  Nate Sparks (BOISE) 2
  Nicko Tatum (BOISE) 2
  Adrien Dugas (NV) 2
  Alex Gresham (NV) 2
Receptions
1. Geoff Noisy (NV) 86
2. Antonio Wilson (ID) 77
3. Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 73
4. Rodney Smith (BOISE) 64
5. Trevor Insley (NV) 59
6. Duane Gregory (NMST) 46
7. Greg Russell (NV) 41
8. Deon Price (ID) 39
9. Ryan Prestimonico (ID) 38
10. Steve Smith (UTST) 37
11. Jay Young (NTX) 36
12. David Patterson (NMST) 35
13. Bo Harrison (NTX) 33
14. Darin Higgins (NV) 31
15. Jerome Thomas (ID) 29
16. Ryan Shaw (NMST) 28
17. Brian Waters (NTX) 27
18. Demario Brown (UTST) 26
19. Tony Mamaril (BOISE) 22
  Willie Alderson (ID) 22
Receiving Yards
1. Geoff Noisy (NV) 1184
2. Trevor Insley (NV) 1151
3. Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 1086
4. Rodney Smith (BOISE) 917
5. Antonio Wilson (ID) 910
6. Greg Russell (NV) 727
7. Steve Smith (UTST) 686
8. Duane Gregory (NMST) 628
9. Deon Price (ID) 615
10. David Patterson (NMST) 584
11. Jay Young (NTX) 552
12. Darin Higgins (NV) 501
13. Ryan Prestimonico (ID) 478
14. Bo Harrison (NTX) 379
15. Ryan Shaw (NMST) 374
16. Brian Waters (NTX) 371
17. Jerome Thomas (ID) 346
18. Tony Mamaril (BOISE) 332
19. Corey Nelson (BOISE) 308
20. Demario Brown (UTST) 304
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Trevor Insley (NV) 19.5
2. Steve Smith (UTST) 18.5
3. Greg Russell (NV) 17.7
4. David Patterson (NMST) 16.7
5. Darin Higgins (NV) 16.2
6. Deon Price (ID) 15.8
7. Jay Young (NTX) 15.3
8. Tony Mamaril (BOISE) 15.1
9. Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 14.9
10. Rodney Smith (BOISE) 14.3
11. Geoff Noisy (NV) 13.8
12. Brian Waters (NTX) 13.7
13. Duane Gregory (NMST) 13.7
14. Ryan Shaw (NMST) 13.4
15. Ryan Prestimonico (ID) 12.6
16. Jerome Thomas (ID) 11.9
17. Antonio Wilson (ID) 11.8
18. Demario Brown (UTST) 11.7
19. Bo Harrison (NTX) 11.5
20. Willie Alderson (ID) 7.6
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Antonio Wilson (ID) 10
2. Rodney Smith (BOISE) 9
3. Trevor Insley (NV) 6
  Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 6
5. Broderick McGrew (NTX) 5
  David Patterson (NMST) 5
  Geoff Noisy (NV) 5
8. Jay Young (NTX) 4
  Ryan Prestimonico (ID) 4
  Greg Russell (NV) 4
11. Duane Gregory (NMST) 3
  Steve Smith (UTST) 3
  Deon Price (ID) 3
  Darin Higgins (NV) 3
  Eron Hurley (BOISE) 3
16. London McBride (UTST) 2
  Corey Nelson (BOISE) 2
  Matt Kelly (NV) 2
  Bo Harrison (NTX) 2
  Ricky Brumfield (UTST) 2
  Aaron Jones (UTST) 2
  Jim Brekke (BOISE) 2
  Jerome Thomas (ID) 2
  Willie Alderson (ID) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Chris Lemon (NV) 260
2. Demario Brown (UTST) 210
3. Denvis Manns (NMST) 199
4. Melvin Blue (UTST) 161
5. Jerome Thomas (ID) 147
6. Hut Allred (NTX) 143
7. Gavin Reed (BOISE) 133
8. Anthony Tenner (ID) 124
9. Ja'Quay Wilburn (NTX) 120
10. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 98
  Nate Sparks (BOISE) 98
12. Geoff Noisy (NV) 96
13. Antonio Wilson (ID) 77
14. Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 73
15. Jason Mills (NTX) 68
16. Matt Sauk (UTST) 64
  Rodney Smith (BOISE) 64
18. Reggie Etheridge (BOISE) 62
19. Trevor Insley (NV) 60
20. Ladarrin McLane (NTX) 58
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Demario Brown (UTST) 1275
2. Geoff Noisy (NV) 1211
3. Chris Lemon (NV) 1170
4. Trevor Insley (NV) 1149
5. Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 1086
6. Denvis Manns (NMST) 1043
7. Rodney Smith (BOISE) 917
8. Antonio Wilson (ID) 910
9. Jerome Thomas (ID) 824
10. Melvin Blue (UTST) 814
11. Steve Smith (UTST) 752
12. Greg Russell (NV) 727
13. Duane Gregory (NMST) 707
14. Ja'Quay Wilburn (NTX) 646
15. Hut Allred (NTX) 635
16. Deon Price (ID) 629
17. David Patterson (NMST) 584
18. Anthony Tenner (ID) 571
19. Jay Young (NTX) 555
20. Ryan Prestimonico (ID) 522
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Chris Lemon (NV) 19
2. Demario Brown (UTST) 11
3. Antonio Wilson (ID) 10
4. Rodney Smith (BOISE) 9
  Melvin Blue (UTST) 9
6. Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 6
  Matt Sauk (UTST) 6
  Anthony Tenner (ID) 6
  Trevor Insley (NV) 6
10. Geoff Noisy (NV) 5
  Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 5
  Denvis Manns (NMST) 5
  Ryan Prestimonico (ID) 5
  Hut Allred (NTX) 5
  David Patterson (NMST) 5
  Broderick McGrew (NTX) 5
17. Greg Russell (NV) 4
  Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 4
  Eron Hurley (BOISE) 4
  Jay Young (NTX) 4
  Jerome Thomas (ID) 4
  Gavin Reed (BOISE) 4
Total Plays
1. Matt Sauk (UTST) 442
2. Brian Brennan (ID) 433
3. John Dutton (NV) 411
4. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 399
5. Jason Mills (NTX) 313
6. Nate Sparks (BOISE) 250
  Chris Lemon (NV) 250
8. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 222
9. Denvis Manns (NMST) 195
10. Demario Brown (UTST) 184
11. Melvin Blue (UTST) 149
12. Hut Allred (NTX) 132
13. Gavin Reed (BOISE) 131
14. Ladarrin McLane (NTX) 122
  Anthony Tenner (ID) 122
16. Jerome Thomas (ID) 118
17. Ja'Quay Wilburn (NTX) 112
18. Eric Bennett (NV) 92
19. Ed Dean (ID) 83
20. Reggie Etheridge (BOISE) 57
Total Yards
1. John Dutton (NV) 3522
2. Matt Sauk (UTST) 2898
3. Brian Brennan (ID) 2672
4. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 2393
5. Jason Mills (NTX) 1702
6. Nate Sparks (BOISE) 1408
7. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 1283
8. Denvis Manns (NMST) 1067
9. Chris Lemon (NV) 1055
10. Demario Brown (UTST) 971
11. Melvin Blue (UTST) 741
12. Ja'Quay Wilburn (NTX) 594
13. Hut Allred (NTX) 586
14. Anthony Tenner (ID) 562
15. Eric Bennett (NV) 522
16. Jerome Thomas (ID) 478
17. Gavin Reed (BOISE) 474
18. Ladarrin McLane (NTX) 399
19. Ed Dean (ID) 391
20. Nicko Tatum (BOISE) 318
Total Yards Per Play
1. John Dutton (NV) 8.6
Total Touchdowns
1. Matt Sauk (UTST) 22
2. John Dutton (NV) 21
3. Brian Brennan (ID) 20
4. Chris Lemon (NV) 19
5. Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 15
6. Jason Mills (NTX) 14
7. Nate Sparks (BOISE) 12
  Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 12
9. Demario Brown (UTST) 10
10. Melvin Blue (UTST) 9
11. Anthony Tenner (ID) 6
12. Denvis Manns (NMST) 5
  Hut Allred (NTX) 5
14. Ed Dean (ID) 4
  Gavin Reed (BOISE) 4
16. Ja'Quay Wilburn (NTX) 3
  Damon Willson (NMST) 3
18. Jerome Thomas (ID) 2
  Tamar Johnson (UTST) 2
  Nicko Tatum (BOISE) 2
  Adrien Dugas (NV) 2
  Ladarrin McLane (NTX) 2
  Alex Gresham (NV) 2