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2000 Mountain West Conference Year Summary

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Record: 46-48, .489 W-L% (8th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -2.00 (8th of 12) ▪ SOS: -1.53 (7th of 12)

Conference Champion: Colorado State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Colorado State)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Colorado State 10 2 .833 6 1 .857 30.3 18.8 7.21 -3.54
Air Force 9 3 .750 5 2 .714 35.1 26.0 2.84 -4.33
Nevada-Las Vegas 8 5 .615 4 3 .571 28.5 21.2 1.23 -4.00
Brigham Young 6 6 .500 4 3 .571 23.3 25.8 -0.66 1.17
New Mexico 5 7 .417 3 4 .429 19.1 20.8 -4.00 -0.75
Utah 4 7 .364 3 4 .429 21.3 18.8 -0.19 -1.37
San Diego State 3 8 .273 3 4 .429 15.5 24.8 -5.61 2.12
Wyoming 1 10 .091 0 7 .000 15.5 35.7 -16.79 -1.52

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/27 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 Final
Colorado State                             23 23 14

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2000-12-31 Silicon Valley Bowl Air Force 37 Fresno State 34 Silicon Valley Bowl (San Jose, CA)
2000-12-29 Liberty Bowl Colorado State 22 Louisville 17 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
2000-12-21 Las Vegas Bowl Nevada-Las Vegas 31 Arkansas 14 Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Matt Newton (COST) 198
2. Jay Stoner (WY) 171
3. Lon Sheriff (SDGST) 155
4. Charlie Peterson (BYU) 149
5. Mike Thiessen (AF) 112
6. Rudy Caamano (NM) 107
7. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 106
8. Darnell Arceneaux (UT) 93
9. Bret Engemann (BYU) 72
10. Brandon Doman (BYU) 51

Pass Attempts

1. Matt Newton (COST) 334
2. Lon Sheriff (SDGST) 290
3. Jay Stoner (WY) 275
4. Charlie Peterson (BYU) 260
5. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 201
6. Mike Thiessen (AF) 195
7. Rudy Caamano (NM) 192
8. Darnell Arceneaux (UT) 169
9. Bret Engemann (BYU) 134
10. Brandon Doman (BYU) 92

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Jay Stoner (WY) 62.2
2. Matt Newton (COST) 59.3
3. Mike Thiessen (AF) 57.4
4. Charlie Peterson (BYU) 57.3
5. Rudy Caamano (NM) 55.7
6. Darnell Arceneaux (UT) 55.0
7. Lon Sheriff (SDGST) 53.4
8. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 52.7

Passing Yards

1. Matt Newton (COST) 2609
2. Lon Sheriff (SDGST) 2163
3. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 1708
4. Mike Thiessen (AF) 1687
5. Charlie Peterson (BYU) 1617
6. Jay Stoner (WY) 1552
7. Darnell Arceneaux (UT) 1375
8. Rudy Caamano (NM) 1270
9. Bret Engemann (BYU) 896
10. Brandon Doman (BYU) 782

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Thiessen (AF) 8.7
2. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 8.5
3. Darnell Arceneaux (UT) 8.1
4. Matt Newton (COST) 7.8
5. Lon Sheriff (SDGST) 7.5
6. Rudy Caamano (NM) 6.6
7. Charlie Peterson (BYU) 6.2
8. Jay Stoner (WY) 5.6

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Thiessen (AF) 8.8
2. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 7.9
3. Matt Newton (COST) 7.3
4. Darnell Arceneaux (UT) 6.8
5. Lon Sheriff (SDGST) 6.2
6. Rudy Caamano (NM) 6.1
7. Charlie Peterson (BYU) 5.8
8. Jay Stoner (WY) 4.4

Passing Touchdowns

1. Matt Newton (COST) 20
2. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 14
3. Mike Thiessen (AF) 13
4. Rudy Caamano (NM) 11
5. Jay Stoner (WY) 10
6. Darnell Arceneaux (UT) 7
7. Lon Sheriff (SDGST) 6
  Charlie Peterson (BYU) 6
9. Lance Rice (UT) 4
10. Bret Engemann (BYU) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Matt Newton (COST) 13
2. Jay Stoner (WY) 12
3. Lon Sheriff (SDGST) 11
4. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 9
5. Darnell Arceneaux (UT) 8
6. Rudy Caamano (NM) 7
7. Bret Engemann (BYU) 6
8. Mike Thiessen (AF) 5
  Charlie Peterson (BYU) 5
10. Brandon Doman (BYU) 4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Mike Thiessen (AF) 147.0
2. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 138.1
3. Matt Newton (COST) 136.9
4. Darnell Arceneaux (UT) 127.6
5. Rudy Caamano (NM) 122.9
6. Lon Sheriff (SDGST) 115.3
7. Charlie Peterson (BYU) 113.3
8. Jay Stoner (WY) 112.9

Rush Attempts

1. Holmon Wiggins (NM) 180
2. Mike Thiessen (AF) 179
3. Jeremi Rudolph (NVLV) 178
4. Adam Tate (UT) 160
5. Cecil Sapp (COST) 151
6. Derek Armah (WY) 149
7. Kevin Brown (NVLV) 148
8. Larry Ned (SDGST) 139
9. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 138
  Jarrod Baxter (NM) 138

Rushing Yards

1. Jeremi Rudolph (NVLV) 1005
2. Cecil Sapp (COST) 841
3. Kevin Brown (NVLV) 798
4. Holmon Wiggins (NM) 727
5. Mike Thiessen (AF) 713
6. Adam Tate (UT) 660
7. Nate Scott (WY) 645
8. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 599
9. Jarrod Baxter (NM) 559
10. Nathan Beard (AF) 546

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Scott McKay (AF) 5.9
2. Nate Scott (WY) 5.9
3. Qualario Brown (AF) 5.8
4. Jeremi Rudolph (NVLV) 5.6
5. Cecil Sapp (COST) 5.6
6. Kevin Brown (NVLV) 5.4
7. Nathan Beard (AF) 5.1
8. Scott Becker (AF) 4.9
9. Brian McDonald (BYU) 4.6
10. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 4.3

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 11
2. Mike Thiessen (AF) 10
  Cecil Sapp (COST) 10
4. Jeremi Rudolph (NVLV) 9
5. Nathan Beard (AF) 8
  Brian McDonald (BYU) 8
7. Luke Staley (BYU) 7
  Adam Tate (UT) 7
9. Larry Ned (SDGST) 6
10. Nate Scott (WY) 5
  Holmon Wiggins (NM) 5

Receptions

1. Nate Turner (NVLV) 66
2. Ryan McGuffey (WY) 63
3. J.R. Tolver (SDGST) 62
  Greg Tolver (SDGST) 62
5. Margin Hooks (BYU) 61
6. Ryan Fleming (AF) 52
7. Pete Rebstock (COST) 46
8. Malcom Floyd (WY) 43
9. Frank Rice (COST) 40
10. Jonathan Pittman (BYU) 38

Receiving Yards

1. Nate Turner (NVLV) 947
2. Ryan Fleming (AF) 930
3. J.R. Tolver (SDGST) 808
  Greg Tolver (SDGST) 808
5. Derrick Lewis (SDGST) 782
6. Pete Rebstock (COST) 768
7. Steve Smith (UT) 743
8. Margin Hooks (BYU) 718
9. Ryan McGuffey (WY) 696
10. Jonathan Pittman (BYU) 691

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Derrick Lewis (SDGST) 25.2
2. Steve Smith (UT) 21.2
3. Troy Mason (NVLV) 18.2
4. Jonathan Pittman (BYU) 18.2
5. Ryan Fleming (AF) 17.9
6. Pete Rebstock (COST) 16.7
7. Will Layne (COST) 15.1
8. Nate Turner (NVLV) 14.3
9. Brock Ralph (WY) 14.2
10. Joey Cuppari (COST) 14.1

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Nate Turner (NVLV) 10
2. Pete Rebstock (COST) 6
3. Ryan Fleming (AF) 5
  Joey Cuppari (COST) 5
  Jonathan Pittman (BYU) 5
6. Ryan McGuffey (WY) 4
  Steve Smith (UT) 4
8. Frank Rice (COST) 3
  Mike Rigell (BYU) 3
  Brock Ralph (WY) 3
  Chris Jessop (AF) 3
  Jose Ochoa (COST) 3
  Derrick Lewis (SDGST) 3
  Bobby Nero (NVLV) 3
  Cliff Russell (UT) 3

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Holmon Wiggins (NM) 188
2. Jeremi Rudolph (NVLV) 184
3. Mike Thiessen (AF) 179
4. Adam Tate (UT) 165
5. Luke Staley (BYU) 158
6. Derek Armah (WY) 157
7. Cecil Sapp (COST) 154
8. Kevin Brown (NVLV) 149
9. Larry Ned (SDGST) 145
10. Jarrod Baxter (NM) 139

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Jeremi Rudolph (NVLV) 1049
2. Nate Turner (NVLV) 947
3. Ryan Fleming (AF) 930
4. Cecil Sapp (COST) 888
5. Greg Tolver (SDGST) 808
  J.R. Tolver (SDGST) 808
7. Luke Staley (BYU) 806
8. Derrick Lewis (SDGST) 802
9. Kevin Brown (NVLV) 801
10. Holmon Wiggins (NM) 780

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 11
  Cecil Sapp (COST) 11
3. Mike Thiessen (AF) 10
  Nate Turner (NVLV) 10
5. Jeremi Rudolph (NVLV) 9
6. Nathan Beard (AF) 8
  Brian McDonald (BYU) 8
8. Luke Staley (BYU) 7
  Adam Tate (UT) 7
10. Qualario Brown (AF) 6
  Nate Scott (WY) 6
  Holmon Wiggins (NM) 6
  Larry Ned (SDGST) 6
  Pete Rebstock (COST) 6

Total Plays

1. Mike Thiessen (AF) 374
2. Matt Newton (COST) 373
3. Lon Sheriff (SDGST) 344
4. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 339
5. Jay Stoner (WY) 328
6. Rudy Caamano (NM) 301
7. Charlie Peterson (BYU) 298
8. Darnell Arceneaux (UT) 248
9. Holmon Wiggins (NM) 181
10. Jeremi Rudolph (NVLV) 178

Total Yards

1. Matt Newton (COST) 2458
2. Mike Thiessen (AF) 2400
3. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 2307
4. Lon Sheriff (SDGST) 2001
5. Darnell Arceneaux (UT) 1660
6. Charlie Peterson (BYU) 1539
7. Jay Stoner (WY) 1377
8. Rudy Caamano (NM) 1356
9. Jeremi Rudolph (NVLV) 1005
10. Brandon Doman (BYU) 911

Total Touchdowns

1. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 25
2. Mike Thiessen (AF) 23
3. Matt Newton (COST) 20
4. Rudy Caamano (NM) 12
5. Cecil Sapp (COST) 10
  Jay Stoner (WY) 10
7. Darnell Arceneaux (UT) 9
  Jeremi Rudolph (NVLV) 9
9. Nathan Beard (AF) 8
  Brian McDonald (BYU) 8

Touchdowns

1. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 11
  Cecil Sapp (COST) 11
3. Mike Thiessen (AF) 10
  Nate Turner (NVLV) 10
5. Jeremi Rudolph (NVLV) 9
6. Nathan Beard (AF) 8
  Brian McDonald (BYU) 8
8. Pete Rebstock (COST) 7
  Luke Staley (BYU) 7
  Adam Tate (UT) 7

Points

1. Greg Tolver (SDGST) 6
  Mike Barnett (NM) 6
3. Scott Parkhurst (NVLV) 2

Extra Point Attempts

1. C.W. Hurst (COST) 43
2. Dave Adams (AF) 39
3. Owen Pochman (BYU) 29
4. Vladimir Borombozin (NM) 25
5. Ryan Kaneshiro (UT) 22
6. Dillon Pieffer (NVLV) 20
7. Nate Tandberg (SDGST) 18
  Ray Cheetany (NVLV) 18
9. Aaron Elling (WY) 16
10. Golden Whetman (UT) 8

Extra Points Made

1. C.W. Hurst (COST) 39
2. Dave Adams (AF) 37
3. Owen Pochman (BYU) 29
4. Ryan Kaneshiro (UT) 22
5. Vladimir Borombozin (NM) 21
6. Dillon Pieffer (NVLV) 19
7. Nate Tandberg (SDGST) 18
8. Aaron Elling (WY) 16
9. Ray Cheetany (NVLV) 13
10. Golden Whetman (UT) 8

Field Goal Attempts

1. Owen Pochman (BYU) 24
  Dave Adams (AF) 24
3. Nate Tandberg (SDGST) 19
4. C.W. Hurst (COST) 17
5. Vladimir Borombozin (NM) 15
6. Aaron Elling (WY) 14
7. Golden Whetman (UT) 11
8. Ryan Kaneshiro (UT) 8
9. Dillon Pieffer (NVLV) 7
  Ray Cheetany (NVLV) 7

Field Goals Made

1. Owen Pochman (BYU) 19
  Dave Adams (AF) 19
3. Nate Tandberg (SDGST) 12
4. Aaron Elling (WY) 10
  Vladimir Borombozin (NM) 10
  C.W. Hurst (COST) 10
7. Ryan Kaneshiro (UT) 6
  Dillon Pieffer (NVLV) 6
9. Ray Cheetany (NVLV) 5
10. Golden Whetman (UT) 2

Punting Yards

1. Cort Moffitt (NM) 3411
2. Aaron Edmonds (BYU) 2898
3. Ray Cheetany (NVLV) 2646
4. Tom Waring (WY) 2502
5. Golden Whetman (UT) 2432
6. Brian Simnjanovski (SDGST) 2356
  Brian Simnjamovski (SDGST) 2356
8. Dallas Thompson (AF) 2040
9. Joey Huber (COST) 2035
10. Justin Sisco (SDGST) 921

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Brian Simnjamovski (SDGST) 42.8

Punt Returns

1. Holmon Wiggins (NM) 46
2. Steve Smith (UT) 43
3. Mike Rigell (BYU) 29
4. Sean Pierce (SDGST) 28
  Pete Rebstock (COST) 28
6. Troy Mason (NVLV) 23
7. Scott McKay (AF) 22
8. Ryan McGuffey (WY) 17
9. Dexter Wynn (COST) 7
  Ned Stearns (BYU) 7
  Dallas Davis (COST) 7

Punt Return Yards

1. Pete Rebstock (COST) 469
2. Holmon Wiggins (NM) 392
3. Troy Mason (NVLV) 378
4. Steve Smith (UT) 365
5. Sean Pierce (SDGST) 230
6. Mike Rigell (BYU) 195
7. Dexter Wynn (COST) 159
8. Scott McKay (AF) 151
9. Ryan McGuffey (WY) 135
10. Andre Dyson (UT) 73

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Stephen Persley (NM) 2

Kickoff Returns

1. Paul Peterson (BYU) 24
2. Steve Smith (UT) 17
3. Troy Mason (NVLV) 15
  Travis Short (WY) 15
5. Patrick Dyson (UT) 14
  Derrick Lewis (SDGST) 14
7. Larry Davis (NM) 13
8. Dexter Wynn (COST) 12
  Pete Rebstock (COST) 12
10. James Truvillion (SDGST) 10

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Paul Peterson (BYU) 516
2. Dexter Wynn (COST) 382
3. Patrick Dyson (UT) 340
4. Steve Smith (UT) 336
5. Larry Davis (NM) 335
6. Derrick Lewis (SDGST) 296
7. Pete Rebstock (COST) 294
8. Troy Mason (NVLV) 262
9. Travis Short (WY) 256
10. Jeremi Rudolph (NVLV) 212

Interception Return Yards

1. Andre Dyson (UT) 115
2. Amar Brisco (NVLV) 77
3. Aaron Sprague (COST) 74
4. Corey Nelson (AF) 68
5. Patrick Dyson (UT) 64
6. Justin Gallimore (COST) 63
7. Tyson Smith (BYU) 57
  Ricky Sharpe (SDGST) 57
9. Doug Heald (COST) 48
10. Brian Johnson (NM) 47
  Brian Johnson (NM) 47

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Andre Dyson (UT) 3