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2003 Mountain West Conference Year Summary

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Record: 52-46, .531 W-L% (1st of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 1.21 (7th of 12) ▪ SOS: 0.07 (7th of 12)

Conference Champion: Utah

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Utah 10 2 .833 6 1 .857 28.7 19.1 10.01 0.34
New Mexico 8 5 .615 5 2 .714 30.1 22.3 4.74 -0.65
Colorado State 7 6 .538 4 3 .571 29.3 24.5 4.91 1.15
Air Force 7 5 .583 3 4 .429 26.8 20.2 1.14 -2.94
San Diego State 6 6 .500 3 4 .429 18.7 17.3 -2.31 -2.73
Brigham Young 4 8 .333 3 4 .429 16.3 25.8 -2.95 4.22
Nevada-Las Vegas 6 6 .500 2 5 .286 21.3 22.7 -0.26 0.91
Wyoming 4 8 .333 2 5 .286 23.8 30.0 -5.59 0.24

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/1 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Utah                 24             25 21
Colorado State 23                                

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2003-12-31 Liberty Bowl Utah 17 Southern Mississippi 0 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
2003-12-31 San Francisco Bowl Boston College 35 Colorado State 21 San Francisco Bowl (San Francisco, CA)
2003-12-24 Las Vegas Bowl Oregon State 55 New Mexico 14 Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Casey Bramlet (WY) 241
2. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 180
3. Alex Smith* (UT) 173
4. Kurt Nantkes (NVLV) 167
5. Matt Berry (BYU) 147
6. Casey Kelly* (NM) 146
7. Matt Dlugolecki (SDGST) 133
8. Adam Hall (SDGST) 105
9. Chance Harridge (AF) 80
10. John Beck (BYU) 73

Pass Attempts

1. Casey Bramlet (WY) 425
2. Kurt Nantkes (NVLV) 323
3. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 297
4. Casey Kelly* (NM) 274
5. Alex Smith* (UT) 266
6. Matt Berry (BYU) 235
7. Matt Dlugolecki (SDGST) 230
8. Adam Hall (SDGST) 206
9. Chance Harridge (AF) 161
10. John Beck (BYU) 145

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Alex Smith* (UT) 65.0
2. Matt Berry (BYU) 62.6
3. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 60.6
4. Matt Dlugolecki (SDGST) 57.8
5. Casey Bramlet (WY) 56.7
6. Casey Kelly* (NM) 53.3
7. Kurt Nantkes (NVLV) 51.7
8. Adam Hall (SDGST) 51.0

Passing Yards

1. Casey Bramlet (WY) 3037
2. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 2845
3. Alex Smith* (UT) 2247
4. Casey Kelly* (NM) 2223
5. Kurt Nantkes (NVLV) 1883
6. Matt Berry (BYU) 1445
7. Adam Hall (SDGST) 1320
8. Matt Dlugolecki (SDGST) 1248
9. Chance Harridge (AF) 995
10. John Beck (BYU) 864

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 9.6
2. Alex Smith* (UT) 8.4
3. Casey Kelly* (NM) 8.1
4. Casey Bramlet (WY) 7.1
5. Adam Hall (SDGST) 6.4
6. Matt Berry (BYU) 6.1
7. Kurt Nantkes (NVLV) 5.8
8. Matt Dlugolecki (SDGST) 5.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Alex Smith* (UT) 9.1
2. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 8.9
3. Casey Kelly* (NM) 7.7
4. Casey Bramlet (WY) 7.2
5. Kurt Nantkes (NVLV) 5.2
6. Adam Hall (SDGST) 4.9
7. Matt Dlugolecki (SDGST) 4.2
8. Matt Berry (BYU) 4.1

Passing Touchdowns

1. Casey Bramlet (WY) 22
2. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 19
3. Alex Smith* (UT) 15
4. Casey Kelly* (NM) 14
5. Kurt Nantkes (NVLV) 12
6. Matt Berry (BYU) 7
7. Chance Harridge (AF) 6
8. John Beck (BYU) 5
  Adam Hall (SDGST) 5
10. Matt Dlugolecki (SDGST) 4

Passing Interceptions

1. Matt Berry (BYU) 14
2. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 13
3. Kurt Nantkes (NVLV) 10
4. Adam Hall (SDGST) 9
  Casey Kelly* (NM) 9
  Casey Bramlet (WY) 9
7. Matt Dlugolecki (SDGST) 8
8. Chance Harridge (AF) 7
9. John Beck (BYU) 5
10. Alex Smith* (UT) 3
  Kole McKamey* (NM) 3

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 153.4
2. Alex Smith* (UT) 152.3
3. Casey Kelly* (NM) 131.7
4. Casey Bramlet (WY) 129.6
5. Matt Berry (BYU) 112.1
6. Kurt Nantkes (NVLV) 106.7
7. Adam Hall (SDGST) 104.1
8. Matt Dlugolecki (SDGST) 102.2

Rush Attempts

1. Dontrell Moore* (NM) 276
2. Brandon Warfield* (UT) 237
3. Lynell Hamilton (SDGST) 234
4. Larry Croom (NVLV) 208
5. Chance Harridge (AF) 180
6. Derek Armah (WY) 177
7. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 170
8. Marcus Houston* (COST) 158
  Marcus Houston* (COST) 158
  Dominique Dorsey (NVLV) 158

Rushing Yards

1. Dontrell Moore* (NM) 1450
2. Lynell Hamilton (SDGST) 1087
3. Brandon Warfield* (UT) 976
4. Larry Croom (NVLV) 932
5. Chance Harridge (AF) 914
6. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 909
7. Reynaldo Brathwaite (BYU) 812
  Reynoldo Brathwaite (BYU) 812
9. Derek Armah (WY) 683
10. D.D. Cox* (NM) 642

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Reynoldo Brathwaite (BYU) 5.6
  Reynaldo Brathwaite (BYU) 5.6
3. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 5.3
4. Dontrell Moore* (NM) 5.3
5. Anthony Butler (AF) 5.1
6. D.D. Cox* (NM) 5.1
7. Chance Harridge (AF) 5.1
8. Darnell Stephens (AF) 5.0
9. Lynell Hamilton (SDGST) 4.6
10. Larry Croom (NVLV) 4.5

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Dontrell Moore* (NM) 19
2. Chance Harridge (AF) 12
3. Brandon Warfield* (UT) 11
4. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 10
5. Marcus Houston* (COST) 9
  Marcus Houston* (COST) 9
7. Dyante Perkins (NVLV) 7
  D.D. Cox* (NM) 7
9. Alex Smith* (UT) 5
  Derek Armah (WY) 5

Receptions

1. Paris Warren* (UT) 76
2. David Anderson* (COST) 72
3. Ryan McGuffey (WY) 68
4. Malcom Floyd (WY) 63
5. Earvin Johnson (NVLV) 60
6. Chris Pittman* (COST) 56
7. Jeffrey Webb (SDGST) 55
  Jeff Webb (SDGST) 55
9. Toby Christensen (BYU) 53
10. Jovon Bouknight (WY) 47

Receiving Yards

1. David Anderson* (COST) 1293
2. Earvin Johnson (NVLV) 834
  Malcom Floyd (WY) 834
4. Ryan McGuffey (WY) 815
5. Paris Warren* (UT) 809
6. Dwight Counter* (NM) 776
7. Jovon Bouknight (WY) 746
8. Chris Pittman* (COST) 739
9. Jeffrey Webb (SDGST) 706
  Jeff Webb (SDGST) 706

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Dwight Counter* (NM) 25.0
2. David Anderson* (COST) 18.0
3. Steve Savoy* (UT) 16.6
4. Jovon Bouknight (WY) 15.9
5. Adrian Boyd* (NM) 14.2
6. Ben Moa* (UT) 14.1
7. Earvin Johnson (NVLV) 13.9
8. Malcom Floyd (WY) 13.2
9. Chris Pittman* (COST) 13.2
10. Jeff Webb (SDGST) 12.8
  Jeffrey Webb (SDGST) 12.8

Receiving Touchdowns

1. David Anderson* (COST) 9
2. Jovon Bouknight (WY) 7
  Steve Savoy* (UT) 7
4. Malcom Floyd (WY) 6
  Dwight Counter* (NM) 6
6. Ryan McGuffey (WY) 5
7. Paris Warren* (UT) 4
  Toby Christensen (BYU) 4
  Jeffrey Webb (SDGST) 4
  Chris Pittman* (COST) 4
  Earvin Johnson (NVLV) 4
  Daniel Coats (BYU) 4
  Jeff Webb (SDGST) 4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Dontrell Moore* (NM) 287
2. Lynell Hamilton (SDGST) 247
3. Brandon Warfield* (UT) 244
4. Larry Croom (NVLV) 229
5. Derek Armah (WY) 203
6. Chance Harridge (AF) 180
7. Dominique Dorsey (NVLV) 170
  Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 170
9. Reynoldo Brathwaite (BYU) 164
  Reynaldo Brathwaite (BYU) 164

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Dontrell Moore* (NM) 1599
2. David Anderson* (COST) 1293
3. Lynell Hamilton (SDGST) 1187
4. Larry Croom (NVLV) 1050
5. Brandon Warfield* (UT) 1017
6. Paris Warren* (UT) 933
7. Chance Harridge (AF) 914
8. Reynoldo Brathwaite (BYU) 912
  Reynaldo Brathwaite (BYU) 912
10. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 909

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Dontrell Moore* (NM) 21
2. Chance Harridge (AF) 12
3. Brandon Warfield* (UT) 11
4. Marcus Houston* (COST) 10
  Marcus Houston* (COST) 10
  Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 10
7. Dyante Perkins (NVLV) 9
  David Anderson* (COST) 9
9. Jovon Bouknight (WY) 8
10. Steve Savoy* (UT) 7
  D.D. Cox* (NM) 7

Total Plays

1. Casey Bramlet (WY) 523
2. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 467
3. Alex Smith* (UT) 415
4. Casey Kelly* (NM) 384
5. Kurt Nantkes (NVLV) 350
6. Chance Harridge (AF) 341
7. Matt Berry (BYU) 278
8. Dontrell Moore* (NM) 277
9. Matt Dlugolecki (SDGST) 247
10. Brandon Warfield* (UT) 237
  Adam Hall (SDGST) 237

Total Yards

1. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 3754
2. Casey Bramlet (WY) 2936
3. Alex Smith* (UT) 2699
4. Casey Kelly* (NM) 2454
5. Chance Harridge (AF) 1909
6. Kurt Nantkes (NVLV) 1748
7. Dontrell Moore* (NM) 1471
8. Matt Berry (BYU) 1345
9. Adam Hall (SDGST) 1264
10. Matt Dlugolecki (SDGST) 1185

Total Yards Per Play

1. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 8.0

Total Touchdowns

1. Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 29
2. Casey Bramlet (WY) 25
3. Dontrell Moore* (NM) 20
  Alex Smith* (UT) 20
5. Chance Harridge (AF) 18
6. Casey Kelly* (NM) 15
7. Kurt Nantkes (NVLV) 12
8. Brandon Warfield* (UT) 11
9. Marcus Houston* (COST) 9
  Marcus Houston* (COST) 9
  Matt Berry (BYU) 9

Touchdowns

1. Dontrell Moore* (NM) 21
2. Chance Harridge (AF) 12
3. Brandon Warfield* (UT) 11
4. Marcus Houston* (COST) 10
  Marcus Houston* (COST) 10
  Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 10
7. Dyante Perkins (NVLV) 9
  David Anderson* (COST) 9
9. Jovon Bouknight (WY) 8
10. Steve Savoy* (UT) 7
  D.D. Cox* (NM) 7

Points

1. Dontrell Moore* (NM) 126
2. Wes Zunker* (NM) 87
3. Dillon Pieffer (NVLV) 86
4. Jeff Babcock* (COST) 85
5. J.C. Mejia (SDGST) 74
6. Chance Harridge (AF) 72
7. Deric Yaussi (WY) 70
8. Joey Ashcroft (AF) 67
9. Brandon Warfield* (UT) 66
10. Bryan Borreson* (UT) 62
  Bradlee Van Pelt* (COST) 62
  Matt Payne (BYU) 62

Extra Point Attempts

1. Jeff Babcock* (COST) 48
2. Wes Zunker* (NM) 45
3. Deric Yaussi (WY) 35
4. Bryan Borreson* (UT) 32
5. Joey Ashcroft (AF) 30
6. Dillon Pieffer (NVLV) 28
7. J.C. Mejia (SDGST) 23
8. Matt Payne (BYU) 20
9. Dennis Pawelek* (UT) 8
10. Katie Hnida* (NM) 2

Extra Points Made

1. Jeff Babcock* (COST) 46
2. Wes Zunker* (NM) 42
3. Deric Yaussi (WY) 34
4. Bryan Borreson* (UT) 29
5. Joey Ashcroft (AF) 28
6. Dillon Pieffer (NVLV) 26
7. J.C. Mejia (SDGST) 20
  Matt Payne (BYU) 20
9. Dennis Pawelek* (UT) 8
10. Katie Hnida* (NM) 2

Field Goal Attempts

1. J.C. Mejia (SDGST) 29
2. Dillon Pieffer (NVLV) 25
3. Joey Ashcroft (AF) 21
4. Jeff Babcock* (COST) 19
5. Matt Payne (BYU) 18
6. Deric Yaussi (WY) 17
  Wes Zunker* (NM) 17
8. Bryan Borreson* (UT) 14

Field Goals Made

1. Dillon Pieffer (NVLV) 20
2. J.C. Mejia (SDGST) 18
3. Wes Zunker* (NM) 15
4. Matt Payne (BYU) 14
5. Jeff Babcock* (COST) 13
  Joey Ashcroft (AF) 13
7. Deric Yaussi (WY) 12
8. Bryan Borreson* (UT) 11

Field Goal Percentage

1. Wes Zunker* (NM) 88.2
2. Dillon Pieffer (NVLV) 80.0
3. Bryan Borreson* (UT) 78.6
4. Matt Payne (BYU) 77.8
5. Deric Yaussi (WY) 70.6
6. Jeff Babcock* (COST) 68.4
7. J.C. Mejia (SDGST) 62.1
8. Joey Ashcroft (AF) 61.9

Punts

1. Gary Cook (NVLV) 83
2. Matt Payne (BYU) 78
3. Tyler Gaus* (NM) 71
4. Seth Santoro (SDGST) 70
5. Luke Donovan (WY) 63
  Matt Kovacevich* (UT) 63
7. Jeff Babcock* (COST) 50
8. Andrew Martin (AF) 43

Punting Yards

1. Gary Cook (NVLV) 3604
2. Matt Payne (BYU) 3433
3. Seth Santoro (SDGST) 2915
4. Tyler Gaus* (NM) 2798
5. Luke Donovan (WY) 2678
6. Matt Kovacevich* (UT) 2558
7. Jeff Babcock* (COST) 2107
8. Andrew Martin (AF) 1857
9. Donny Heaton (AF) 54
10. Tyson Dunham (BYU) 18

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Matt Payne (BYU) 44.0
2. Gary Cook (NVLV) 43.4
3. Andrew Martin (AF) 43.2
4. Luke Donovan (WY) 42.5
5. Jeff Babcock* (COST) 42.1
6. Seth Santoro (SDGST) 41.6
7. Matt Kovacevich* (UT) 40.6
8. Tyler Gaus* (NM) 39.4

Punt Returns

1. Dwight Counter* (NM) 36
2. Dexter Wynn* (COST) 35
3. Kyle Conerly (SDGST) 30
4. Toby Christensen (BYU) 28
5. Tremayne Kirkland (NVLV) 25
6. Josh Barge (WY) 24
7. Paris Warren* (UT) 23
8. Matt Ward (AF) 18
9. David Christensen (BYU) 5
10. David Anderson* (COST) 3

Punt Return Yards

1. Dexter Wynn* (COST) 445
2. Tremayne Kirkland (NVLV) 314
3. Dwight Counter* (NM) 267
4. Kyle Conerly (SDGST) 231
5. Josh Barge (WY) 229
6. Toby Christensen (BYU) 210
7. Paris Warren* (UT) 177
8. Matt Ward (AF) 155
9. David Christensen (BYU) 30
10. Kip Nielsen (BYU) 29

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Dexter Wynn* (COST) 12.7
2. Tremayne Kirkland (NVLV) 12.6
3. Josh Barge (WY) 9.5
4. Matt Ward (AF) 8.6
5. Kyle Conerly (SDGST) 7.7
6. Paris Warren* (UT) 7.7
7. Toby Christensen (BYU) 7.5
8. Dwight Counter* (NM) 7.4

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Billy Strother* (NM) 2

Kickoff Returns

1. Dexter Wynn* (COST) 27
2. Jovon Bouknight (WY) 26
3. Bo Nagahi* (UT) 20
4. Brett Cooper (BYU) 18
  Dominique Dorsey (NVLV) 18
6. Brandon Ratcliff* (NM) 15
7. David Anderson* (COST) 13
  Alec Messerall (AF) 13
9. Kyle Conerly (SDGST) 11
10. Jason Van (SDGST) 9
  James Allen (BYU) 9

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Dexter Wynn* (COST) 782
2. Jovon Bouknight (WY) 616
3. Bo Nagahi* (UT) 511
4. Brett Cooper (BYU) 435
5. Dominique Dorsey (NVLV) 351
6. Brandon Ratcliff* (NM) 314
7. Alec Messerall (AF) 272
8. Kyle Conerly (SDGST) 219
9. David Anderson* (COST) 174
10. Morgan Scalley* (UT) 164

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Dexter Wynn* (COST) 29.0
2. Bo Nagahi* (UT) 25.6
3. Brett Cooper (BYU) 24.2
4. Jovon Bouknight (WY) 23.7
5. Brandon Ratcliff* (NM) 20.9
6. Alec Messerall (AF) 20.9
7. Dominique Dorsey (NVLV) 19.5
8. David Anderson* (COST) 13.4

Interception Return Yards

1. Jamaal Brimmer (NVLV) 186
2. Nate Allen (AF) 117
3. Jacob Elimimian (SDGST) 106
4. Marviel Underwood (SDGST) 74
5. Brandon Ratcliff* (NM) 69
6. Tyler Gottschalk (WY) 60
7. Morgan Scalley* (UT) 59
8. Jeff Overstreet (AF) 51
9. Roderrick Jackson (WY) 43
10. Aaron Francisco (BYU) 42