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1997 Big West Conference Year Summary

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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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Utah State 6 6 .500 4 1 .800 32.4 24.7 -2.37 -6.46
Nevada 5 6 .455 4 1 .800 32.1 29.1 -3.07 -3.44
Boise State 4 7 .364 3 2 .600 25.9 32.5 -12.80 -8.62
Idaho 5 6 .455 2 3 .400 27.5 23.9 -10.89 -12.16
North Texas 4 7 .364 2 3 .400 21.1 30.1 -13.68 -7.23
New Mexico State 2 9 .182 0 5 .000 20.1 36.2 -22.01 -9.64

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1997-12-29 Humanitarian Bowl Cincinnati 35 Utah State 19 Humanitarian Bowl (Boise, ID)

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

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

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

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. Jason Mills (NTX) 9
  Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 9
4. Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 7
5. John Dutton (NV) 6
6. Brian Brennan (ID) 5
  Eric Bennett (NV) 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

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

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

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. Denvis Manns (NMST) 5
  Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 5
  Hut Allred (NTX) 5
9. Gavin Reed (BOISE) 4
  Bart Hendricks (BOISE) 4

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

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

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

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Antonio Wilson (ID) 10
2. Rodney Smith (BOISE) 9
3. Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 6
  Trevor Insley (NV) 6
5. Geoff Noisy (NV) 5
  David Patterson (NMST) 5
  Broderick McGrew (NTX) 5
8. Ryan Prestimonico (ID) 4
  Jay Young (NTX) 4
  Greg Russell (NV) 4

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

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

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Chris Lemon (NV) 19
2. Demario Brown (UTST) 11
3. Antonio Wilson (ID) 10
4. Melvin Blue (UTST) 9
  Rodney Smith (BOISE) 9
6. Nakia Jenkins (UTST) 6
  Trevor Insley (NV) 6
  Matt Sauk (UTST) 6
  Anthony Tenner (ID) 6
10. Broderick McGrew (NTX) 5
  Ryan Prestimonico (ID) 5
  Hut Allred (NTX) 5
  David Patterson (NMST) 5
  Denvis Manns (NMST) 5
  Geoff Noisy (NV) 5
  Ty Houghtaling (NMST) 5

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

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

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