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2002 Mountain West Conference Year Summary

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Record: 46-55, .455 W-L% (10th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -3.63 (8th of 12) ▪ SOS: -2.17 (7th of 12)

Conference Champion: Colorado 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
Colorado State 10 4 .714 6 1 .857 29.9 23.7 5.42 -0.29
New Mexico 7 7 .500 5 2 .714 24.4 25.6 -3.03 -3.03
Air Force 8 5 .615 4 3 .571 33.8 23.3 2.96 -3.27
San Diego State 4 9 .308 4 3 .571 23.8 31.6 -7.44 -0.44
Utah 5 6 .455 3 4 .429 22.6 20.5 -2.23 -3.50
Nevada-Las Vegas 5 7 .417 3 4 .429 24.3 30.5 -6.46 -1.88
Brigham Young 5 7 .417 2 5 .286 22.7 27.8 -5.99 -3.24
Wyoming 2 10 .167 1 6 .143 24.0 36.0 -12.27 -1.69

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/26 9/2 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
Air Force               21 18 22                
Colorado State     19 24   25 25       24 24 21 20 16 24 23  

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2002-12-31 Liberty Bowl Texas Christian 17 Colorado State 3 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
2002-12-31 San Francisco Bowl Virginia Tech 20 Air Force 13 San Francisco Bowl (San Francisco, CA)
2002-12-25 Las Vegas Bowl UCLA 27 New Mexico 13 Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Casey Bramlet (WY) 277
2. Adam Hall (SDGST) 272
3. Casey Kelly (NM) 163
4. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 150
5. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 134
6. Brett Elliott (UT) 130
7. Bret Engemann (BYU) 119
8. Matt Berry (BYU) 108
9. Lance Rice (UT) 83
10. Lon Sheriff (SDGST) 79

Pass Attempts

1. Casey Bramlet (WY) 464
2. Adam Hall (SDGST) 452
3. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 287
4. Casey Kelly (NM) 282
5. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 274
6. Brett Elliott (UT) 221
7. Bret Engemann (BYU) 215
8. Matt Berry (BYU) 184
9. Lance Rice (UT) 153
10. Chance Harridge* (AF) 144

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Adam Hall (SDGST) 60.2
2. Casey Bramlet (WY) 59.7
3. Brett Elliott (UT) 58.8
4. Matt Berry (BYU) 58.7
5. Casey Kelly (NM) 57.8
6. Bret Engemann (BYU) 55.3
7. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 52.3
8. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 48.9

Passing Yards

1. Casey Bramlet (WY) 3290
2. Adam Hall (SDGST) 3253
3. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 2073
4. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 1936
5. Casey Kelly (NM) 1667
6. Brett Elliott (UT) 1529
7. Bret Engemann (BYU) 1334
8. Matt Berry (BYU) 1309
9. Chance Harridge* (AF) 1062
10. Lon Sheriff (SDGST) 962

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 7.2
2. Adam Hall (SDGST) 7.2
3. Matt Berry (BYU) 7.1
4. Casey Bramlet (WY) 7.1
5. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 7.1
6. Brett Elliott (UT) 6.9
7. Bret Engemann (BYU) 6.2
8. Casey Kelly (NM) 5.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Adam Hall (SDGST) 7.1
2. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 6.8
3. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 6.5
4. Casey Bramlet (WY) 6.4
5. Brett Elliott (UT) 6.2
6. Casey Kelly (NM) 5.9
7. Matt Berry (BYU) 5.7
8. Bret Engemann (BYU) 5.1

Passing Touchdowns

1. Casey Bramlet (WY) 24
2. Adam Hall (SDGST) 17
3. Casey Kelly (NM) 13
4. Brett Elliott (UT) 10
  Chance Harridge* (AF) 10
  Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 10
7. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 8
8. Lon Sheriff (SDGST) 7
  Matt Berry (BYU) 7
10. Bret Engemann (BYU) 6
  Kurt Nantkes (NVLV) 6
  Lance Rice (UT) 6

Passing Interceptions

1. Casey Bramlet (WY) 18
2. Matt Berry (BYU) 9
  Adam Hall (SDGST) 9
4. Brett Elliott (UT) 8
  Bret Engemann (BYU) 8
6. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 7
  Chance Harridge* (AF) 7
  Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 7
9. Casey Kelly (NM) 6
10. Justin Holland* (COST) 5
  Kurt Nantkes (NVLV) 5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Adam Hall (SDGST) 129.1
2. Casey Bramlet (WY) 128.6
3. Brett Elliott (UT) 124.6
4. Matt Berry (BYU) 121.2
5. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 119.6
6. Casey Kelly (NM) 118.4
7. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 112.8
8. Bret Engemann (BYU) 109.2

Rush Attempts

1. Cecil Sapp* (COST) 347
2. Chance Harridge* (AF) 252
3. Dontrell Moore (NM) 231
4. Brandon Warfield (UT) 201
5. Marcus Whalen (BYU) 181
6. Joe Haro (NVLV) 159
7. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 150
8. Derek Armah (WY) 124
  Jason Thomas (NVLV) 124
10. James Truvillion (SDGST) 120

Rushing Yards

1. Cecil Sapp* (COST) 1601
2. Chance Harridge* (AF) 1229
3. Dontrell Moore (NM) 1117
4. Brandon Warfield (UT) 919
5. Marcus Whalen (BYU) 918
6. Joe Haro (NVLV) 841
7. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 819
8. Larry Croom (NVLV) 605
9. Derek Armah (WY) 596
10. Dominique Dorsey (NVLV) 568

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Dominique Dorsey (NVLV) 7.3
2. Larry Croom (NVLV) 7.2
3. Leotis Palmer* (AF) 5.6
4. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 5.5
5. Joe Haro (NVLV) 5.3
6. Marcus Whalen (BYU) 5.1
7. Steve Massie* (AF) 4.9
8. Chance Harridge* (AF) 4.9
9. Dontrell Moore (NM) 4.8
10. Derek Armah (WY) 4.8

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Chance Harridge* (AF) 22
2. Cecil Sapp* (COST) 17
3. Dontrell Moore (NM) 13
4. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 11
5. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 9
  Brandon Warfield (UT) 9
7. Derek Armah (WY) 6
  Marcus Whalen (BYU) 6
  Casey Kelly (NM) 6
10. Joe Haro (NVLV) 5
  Casey Bramlet (WY) 5

Receptions

1. J.R. Tolver (SDGST) 128
2. Kassim Osgood (SDGST) 108
3. Jovon Bouknight (WY) 63
4. Chris Pittman* (COST) 60
5. Reno Mahe (BYU) 59
6. Ronnie Davenport (SDGST) 56
7. Earvin Johnson (NVLV) 51
8. Scottie Vines (WY) 46
9. Josh Lyman (UT) 44
10. Paris Jackson (UT) 43

Receiving Yards

1. J.R. Tolver (SDGST) 1785
2. Kassim Osgood (SDGST) 1552
3. Chris Pittman* (COST) 807
4. Earvin Johnson (NVLV) 793
5. Reno Mahe (BYU) 771
6. Scottie Vines (WY) 705
7. Joey Cuppari* (COST) 699
8. Jovon Bouknight (WY) 689
9. Josh Lyman (UT) 590
10. Paris Jackson (UT) 553

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Joey Cuppari* (COST) 20.0
2. Malcom Floyd (WY) 15.8
3. Earvin Johnson (NVLV) 15.5
4. Scottie Vines (WY) 15.3
5. Kassim Osgood (SDGST) 14.4
6. J.R. Tolver (SDGST) 13.9
7. Rodney Wilkerson (BYU) 13.7
8. Chris Pittman* (COST) 13.4
9. Josh Lyman (UT) 13.4
10. Reno Mahe (BYU) 13.1

Receiving Touchdowns

1. J.R. Tolver (SDGST) 13
2. Scottie Vines (WY) 9
3. Kassim Osgood (SDGST) 8
4. Paris Jackson (UT) 6
5. Gabriel Reid (BYU) 5
6. Joey Cuppari* (COST) 4
  Adam Strecker* (AF) 4
  Earvin Johnson (NVLV) 4
  Matt Bartz* (COST) 4
10. Derek Armah (WY) 3
  Josh Lyman (UT) 3
  Ryan McGuffey (WY) 3
  Dwight Counter (NM) 3
  Malcom Floyd (WY) 3
  Jovon Bouknight (WY) 3
  Bryan Penley (NM) 3

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Cecil Sapp* (COST) 359
2. Chance Harridge* (AF) 253
3. Dontrell Moore (NM) 251
4. Marcus Whalen (BYU) 208
5. Brandon Warfield (UT) 206
6. Joe Haro (NVLV) 170
7. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 150
8. Derek Armah (WY) 136
9. J.R. Tolver (SDGST) 134
10. James Truvillion (SDGST) 133

Yards From Scrimmage

1. J.R. Tolver (SDGST) 1825
2. Cecil Sapp* (COST) 1664
3. Kassim Osgood (SDGST) 1552
4. Chance Harridge* (AF) 1244
5. Dontrell Moore (NM) 1243
6. Marcus Whalen (BYU) 1121
7. Joe Haro (NVLV) 957
8. Brandon Warfield (UT) 947
9. Larry Croom (NVLV) 872
10. Chris Pittman* (COST) 862

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Chance Harridge* (AF) 22
2. Cecil Sapp* (COST) 17
3. Dontrell Moore (NM) 15
4. J.R. Tolver (SDGST) 14
5. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 11
6. Derek Armah (WY) 9
  Jason Thomas (NVLV) 9
  Brandon Warfield (UT) 9
  Scottie Vines (WY) 9
10. Kassim Osgood (SDGST) 8

Total Plays

1. Casey Bramlet (WY) 565
2. Adam Hall (SDGST) 516
3. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 437
4. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 398
5. Chance Harridge* (AF) 396
6. Casey Kelly (NM) 390
7. Cecil Sapp* (COST) 348
8. Bret Engemann (BYU) 253
9. Brett Elliott (UT) 249
10. Dontrell Moore (NM) 233

Total Yards

1. Casey Bramlet (WY) 3325
2. Adam Hall (SDGST) 3143
3. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 2892
4. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 2384
5. Chance Harridge* (AF) 2291
6. Casey Kelly (NM) 1896
7. Cecil Sapp* (COST) 1608
8. Brett Elliott (UT) 1498
9. Bret Engemann (BYU) 1314
10. Matt Berry (BYU) 1298

Total Yards Per Play

1. Adam Hall (SDGST) 6.1
2. Casey Bramlet (WY) 5.9

Total Touchdowns

1. Chance Harridge* (AF) 32
2. Casey Bramlet (WY) 29
3. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 21
4. Casey Kelly (NM) 19
5. Cecil Sapp* (COST) 18
6. Jason Thomas (NVLV) 17
  Adam Hall (SDGST) 17
8. Dontrell Moore (NM) 13
9. Brett Elliott (UT) 12
10. Brandon Warfield (UT) 9

Touchdowns

1. Chance Harridge* (AF) 22
2. Cecil Sapp* (COST) 17
3. Dontrell Moore (NM) 15
4. J.R. Tolver (SDGST) 14
5. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 11
6. Derek Armah (WY) 9
  Jason Thomas (NVLV) 9
  Brandon Warfield (UT) 9
  Scottie Vines (WY) 9
10. Kassim Osgood (SDGST) 8

Extra Point Attempts

1. Joey Ashcroft* (AF) 50
2. Jeff Babcock* (COST) 44
3. Tommy Kirovski (SDGST) 35
4. Dillon Pieffer (NVLV) 34
5. Matt Payne (BYU) 30
  Bryan Borreson (UT) 30
7. Scott Parker (WY) 27
  Kenny Byrd (NM) 27
9. Wes Zunker (NM) 11
10. Matt Goldstein (NM) 3
  Luke Donovan (WY) 3
  Michael Greenaway* (AF) 3

Extra Points Made

1. Joey Ashcroft* (AF) 47
2. Jeff Babcock* (COST) 40
3. Dillon Pieffer (NVLV) 33
4. Tommy Kirovski (SDGST) 32
5. Matt Payne (BYU) 27
6. Kenny Byrd (NM) 26
  Bryan Borreson (UT) 26
8. Scott Parker (WY) 22
9. Wes Zunker (NM) 11
10. Michael Greenaway* (AF) 3

Field Goal Attempts

1. Jeff Babcock* (COST) 32
2. Tommy Kirovski (SDGST) 27
3. Bryan Borreson (UT) 21
4. Joey Ashcroft* (AF) 18
5. Matt Payne (BYU) 16
6. Dillon Pieffer (NVLV) 13
7. Scott Parker (WY) 8
8. Wes Zunker (NM) 4
  Matt Goldstein (NM) 4

Field Goals Made

1. Jeff Babcock* (COST) 24
2. Tommy Kirovski (SDGST) 17
3. Joey Ashcroft* (AF) 16
4. Matt Payne (BYU) 13
5. Bryan Borreson (UT) 11
6. Dillon Pieffer (NVLV) 7
7. Scott Parker (WY) 4
8. Matt Goldstein (NM) 3

Punts

1. Tyler Gaus (NM) 73
2. Gary Cook (NVLV) 70
3. Brian Simnjanovski (SDGST) 60
4. Brian Lewis (UT) 58
  Luke Donovan (WY) 58
6. Joey Huber* (COST) 53
7. Matt Payne (BYU) 51
8. Rob Barkers* (AF) 23
  Robert Barkers* (AF) 23
10. John Welsh* (AF) 22

Punting Yards

1. Tyler Gaus (NM) 2971
2. Gary Cook (NVLV) 2680
3. Brian Simnjanovski (SDGST) 2524
4. Luke Donovan (WY) 2493
5. Brian Lewis (UT) 2471
6. Matt Payne (BYU) 2427
7. Joey Huber* (COST) 2135
8. Robert Barkers* (AF) 1003
  Rob Barkers* (AF) 1003
10. John Welsh* (AF) 823

Punt Returns

1. Dexter Wynn* (COST) 35
2. Dwight Counter (NM) 25
3. Morgan Scalley (UT) 24
4. Michael Franklin (SDGST) 20
5. Troy Mason (NVLV) 18
6. Leotis Palmer* (AF) 17
7. Reno Mahe (BYU) 15
  Scottie Vines (WY) 15
9. Larry Croom (NVLV) 14
10. Kyle Conerly (SDGST) 11

Punt Return Yards

1. Dexter Wynn* (COST) 567
2. Dwight Counter (NM) 334
3. Morgan Scalley (UT) 270
4. Reno Mahe (BYU) 196
5. Kyle Conerly (SDGST) 173
6. Leotis Palmer* (AF) 167
7. Michael Franklin (SDGST) 161
8. Troy Mason (NVLV) 134
9. Scottie Vines (WY) 103
10. Larry Croom (NVLV) 92

Kickoff Returns

1. Leonard Jones (WY) 28
2. Dexter Wynn* (COST) 22
3. Jovon Bouknight (WY) 18
4. Bryan Blew* (AF) 16
5. Freddy Keiaho (SDGST) 15
  Jermaine Moore (SDGST) 15
7. Michael Franklin (SDGST) 14
8. Bo Nagahi (UT) 13
  Troy Mason (NVLV) 13
10. Henri Childs* (COST) 12
  Dominique Dorsey (NVLV) 12

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Leonard Jones (WY) 570
2. Dexter Wynn* (COST) 490
3. Freddy Keiaho (SDGST) 334
4. Bo Nagahi (UT) 322
5. Jovon Bouknight (WY) 318
6. Jermaine Moore (SDGST) 314
7. Troy Mason (NVLV) 279
8. Bryan Blew* (AF) 266
9. Dominique Dorsey (NVLV) 260
10. Michael Franklin (SDGST) 246

Interception Return Yards

1. Jacque Finn (WY) 109
2. Jon Burbidge (BYU) 93
3. Kirk Morrison (SDGST) 91
4. Desmar Black* (NM) 80
5. Cody Weight (UT) 64
6. Terrell Golden (NM) 59
7. Dexter Wynn* (COST) 56
8. Kip Nielsen (BYU) 50
  Brandon Ratcliff (NM) 50
10. Corey Brown (NM) 42
  Brown* (NM) 42

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Desmar Black* (NM) 2