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2006 Mountain West Conference Year Summary

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Record: 55-57, .491 W-L% (8th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -1.10 (7th of 12) ▪ SOS: -1.54 (8th of 12)

Conference Champion: Brigham Young

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Texas Christian)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Brigham Young and Texas Christian)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Brigham Young 11 2 .846 8 0 1.000 36.8 14.7 15.21 -1.33
Texas Christian 11 2 .846 6 2 .750 29.2 12.3 9.27 -3.88
Utah 8 5 .615 5 3 .625 27.9 19.8 3.32 -1.61
Wyoming 6 6 .500 5 3 .625 21.5 22.0 -0.41 -1.33
New Mexico 6 7 .462 4 4 .500 21.8 24.0 -3.75 -2.29
Air Force 4 8 .333 3 5 .375 23.3 25.2 -2.94 0.81
San Diego State 3 9 .250 3 5 .375 14.2 27.1 -11.03 -1.03
Colorado State 4 8 .333 1 7 .125 16.8 21.9 -7.43 -2.34
Nevada-Las Vegas 2 10 .167 1 7 .125 19.8 31.8 -12.14 -0.89

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/5 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
Brigham Young                     25 23 21 20 19 16
Texas Christian 22 23 20 16 17                   25 22

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2006-12-23 Armed Forces Bowl Utah 25 Tulsa 13 Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, TX)
2006-12-23 New Mexico Bowl San Jose State 20 New Mexico 12 New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque, NM)
2006-12-21 Las Vegas Bowl Brigham Young 38 Oregon 8 Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)
2006-12-19 Poinsettia Bowl Texas Christian 37 Northern Illinois 7 Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego, CA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. John Beck* (BYU) 289
2. Brett Ratliff* (UT) 228
3. Caleb Hanie (COST) 209
4. Rocky Hinds (NVLV) 194
5. Jeff Ballard* (TXX) 190
6. Karsten Sween (WY) 128
7. Chris Nelson* (NM) 112
8. Shaun Carney (AF) 82
9. Jacob Doss (WY) 81
10. Donovan Porterie* (NM) 71

Pass Attempts

1. John Beck* (BYU) 417
2. Brett Ratliff* (UT) 391
3. Rocky Hinds (NVLV) 359
4. Caleb Hanie (COST) 342
5. Jeff Ballard* (TXX) 307
6. Chris Nelson* (NM) 216
7. Karsten Sween (WY) 212
8. Shaun Carney (AF) 137
9. Donovan Porterie* (NM) 133
10. Jacob Doss (WY) 131

Pass Completion Percentage

1. John Beck* (BYU) 69.3
2. Jeff Ballard* (TXX) 61.9
3. Caleb Hanie (COST) 61.1
4. Karsten Sween (WY) 60.4
5. Brett Ratliff* (UT) 58.3
6. Rocky Hinds (NVLV) 54.0
7. Chris Nelson* (NM) 51.9

Passing Yards

1. John Beck* (BYU) 3885
2. Brett Ratliff* (UT) 2796
3. Caleb Hanie (COST) 2427
4. Jeff Ballard* (TXX) 2394
5. Rocky Hinds (NVLV) 2148
6. Chris Nelson* (NM) 1435
7. Karsten Sween (WY) 1304
8. Shaun Carney (AF) 1192
9. Donovan Porterie* (NM) 967
10. Jacob Doss (WY) 826

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. John Beck* (BYU) 9.3
2. Jeff Ballard* (TXX) 7.8
3. Brett Ratliff* (UT) 7.2
4. Caleb Hanie (COST) 7.1
5. Chris Nelson* (NM) 6.6
6. Karsten Sween (WY) 6.2
7. Rocky Hinds (NVLV) 6.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. John Beck* (BYU) 10.0
2. Jeff Ballard* (TXX) 7.9
3. Brett Ratliff* (UT) 7.3
4. Chris Nelson* (NM) 6.5
5. Caleb Hanie (COST) 6.2
6. Karsten Sween (WY) 5.3
7. Rocky Hinds (NVLV) 4.8

Passing Touchdowns

1. John Beck* (BYU) 32
2. Brett Ratliff* (UT) 23
3. Jeff Ballard* (TXX) 13
4. Chris Nelson* (NM) 12
  Shaun Carney (AF) 12
6. Caleb Hanie (COST) 11
7. Karsten Sween (WY) 9
8. Rocky Hinds (NVLV) 8
9. Shane Steichen (NVLV) 7
  Jacob Doss (WY) 7

Passing Interceptions

1. Rocky Hinds (NVLV) 13
2. Caleb Hanie (COST) 12
3. Brett Ratliff* (UT) 9
4. John Beck* (BYU) 8
  Karsten Sween (WY) 8
6. Darren Mougey (SDGST) 6
  Kevin Craft (SDGST) 6
  Chris Nelson* (NM) 6
9. Jacob Doss (WY) 5
  Jeff Ballard* (TXX) 5
  Kevin O'Connell (SDGST) 5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. John Beck* (BYU) 169.1
2. Jeff Ballard* (TXX) 138.1
3. Brett Ratliff* (UT) 133.2
4. Caleb Hanie (COST) 124.3
5. Chris Nelson* (NM) 120.4
6. Karsten Sween (WY) 118.5
7. Rocky Hinds (NVLV) 104.4

Rush Attempts

1. Rodney Ferguson* (NM) 252
2. Curtis Brown* (BYU) 201
3. Shaun Carney (AF) 188
4. Atiyyah Henderson (SDGST) 174
5. Wynel Seldon (WY) 156
6. Chad Hall (AF) 155
7. Aaron Brown* (TXX) 154
8. Darryl Poston* (UT) 146
9. Darryl Poston* (UT) 145
  Lonta Hobbs* (TXX) 145

Rushing Yards

1. Rodney Ferguson* (NM) 1234
2. Curtis Brown* (BYU) 1010
3. Aaron Brown* (TXX) 801
4. Chad Hall (AF) 784
5. Atiyyah Henderson (SDGST) 764
6. Lonta Hobbs* (TXX) 665
7. Shaun Carney (AF) 618
8. Wynel Seldon (WY) 610
9. Devin Moore (WY) 574
10. Darryl Poston* (UT) 557

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Devin Moore (WY) 7.2
2. Aaron Brown* (TXX) 5.2
3. Chad Hall (AF) 5.1
4. Curtis Brown* (BYU) 5.0
5. Rodney Ferguson* (NM) 4.9
6. Fui Vakapuna* (BYU) 4.8
7. Lonta Hobbs* (TXX) 4.6
8. Jacobe Kendrick (AF) 4.6
9. Atiyyah Henderson (SDGST) 4.4
10. Ryan Williams (AF) 4.3

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Aaron Brown* (TXX) 9
2. Jeff Ballard* (TXX) 8
  Fui Vakapuna* (BYU) 8
  Shaun Carney (AF) 8
5. Curtis Brown* (BYU) 7
  Rodney Ferguson* (NM) 7
  David Peeples (NVLV) 7
  Lonta Hobbs* (TXX) 7
9. Michael Johnson (COST) 6
  John Beck* (BYU) 6

Receptions

1. Casey Flair (NVLV) 67
2. Travis Brown* (NM) 64
3. Curtis Brown* (BYU) 62
4. Derrek Richards* (UT) 60
  Michael Ford (WY) 60
6. Jonny Harline* (BYU) 58
  Johnny Walker (COST) 58
8. Ryan Wolfe (NVLV) 55
9. Marcus Smith* (NM) 53
10. Quentily Harmon* (TXX) 52

Receiving Yards

1. Jonny Harline* (BYU) 935
2. Ryan Wolfe (NVLV) 911
3. Travis Brown* (NM) 867
4. Marcus Smith* (NM) 859
5. Casey Flair (NVLV) 816
6. Quentily Harmon* (TXX) 791
7. Damon Morton (COST) 722
8. Derrek Richards* (UT) 717
9. Michael Ford (WY) 674
10. Brent Casteel* (UT) 600

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. McKay Jacobson* (BYU) 19.5
2. Zac Collie* (BYU) 16.8
3. Ryan Wolfe (NVLV) 16.6
4. Marcus Smith* (NM) 16.2
5. Jonny Harline* (BYU) 16.1
6. Marquis Wilson* (UT) 15.9
7. Matt Allen* (BYU) 15.6
8. Brent Casteel* (UT) 15.4
9. Dustin Osborn (COST) 15.3
10. Quentily Harmon* (TXX) 15.2

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Jonny Harline* (BYU) 12
2. Brent Casteel* (UT) 10
3. Marcus Smith* (NM) 9
4. Derrek Richards* (UT) 6
5. Kory Sperry (COST) 5
  Ryan Wolfe (NVLV) 5
7. Victor Thompson (AF) 4
  Damon Morton (COST) 4
  Travis Brown* (NM) 4
  Casey Flair (NVLV) 4
  Tyler Holden (WY) 4
  Michael Ford (WY) 4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Rodney Ferguson* (NM) 280
2. Curtis Brown* (BYU) 263
3. Atiyyah Henderson (SDGST) 192
4. Aaron Brown* (TXX) 188
  Shaun Carney (AF) 188
6. Wynel Seldon (WY) 170
7. Chad Hall (AF) 166
8. Darryl Poston* (UT) 160
  Lonta Hobbs* (TXX) 160
10. Darryl Poston* (UT) 159

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Curtis Brown* (BYU) 1576
2. Rodney Ferguson* (NM) 1525
3. Aaron Brown* (TXX) 1256
4. Jonny Harline* (BYU) 935
5. Ryan Wolfe (NVLV) 911
6. Chad Hall (AF) 901
7. Travis Brown* (NM) 896
8. Marcus Smith* (NM) 881
9. Brent Casteel* (UT) 862
10. Atiyyah Henderson (SDGST) 842

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Jonny Harline* (BYU) 12
2. Fui Vakapuna* (BYU) 11
3. Brent Casteel* (UT) 10
  Curtis Brown* (BYU) 10
  Aaron Brown* (TXX) 10
6. Rodney Ferguson* (NM) 9
  Marcus Smith* (NM) 9
8. Jeff Ballard* (TXX) 8
  Shaun Carney (AF) 8
10. David Peeples (NVLV) 7
  Lonta Hobbs* (TXX) 7

Total Plays

1. Brett Ratliff* (UT) 489
2. John Beck* (BYU) 467
3. Caleb Hanie (COST) 450
4. Jeff Ballard* (TXX) 417
5. Rocky Hinds (NVLV) 408
6. Shaun Carney (AF) 325
7. Karsten Sween (WY) 267
8. Chris Nelson* (NM) 256
9. Rodney Ferguson* (NM) 253
10. Curtis Brown* (BYU) 202

Total Yards

1. John Beck* (BYU) 3877
2. Brett Ratliff* (UT) 3056
3. Jeff Ballard* (TXX) 2817
4. Caleb Hanie (COST) 2482
5. Rocky Hinds (NVLV) 2099
6. Shaun Carney (AF) 1810
7. Chris Nelson* (NM) 1373
8. Rodney Ferguson* (NM) 1234
9. Karsten Sween (WY) 1216
10. Curtis Brown* (BYU) 1010

Total Yards Per Play

1. John Beck* (BYU) 8.3
2. Brett Ratliff* (UT) 6.2

Total Touchdowns

1. John Beck* (BYU) 38
2. Brett Ratliff* (UT) 24
3. Jeff Ballard* (TXX) 21
4. Shaun Carney (AF) 20
5. Caleb Hanie (COST) 15
6. Chris Nelson* (NM) 13
7. Karsten Sween (WY) 11
8. Aaron Brown* (TXX) 9
  Rocky Hinds (NVLV) 9
10. Fui Vakapuna* (BYU) 8
  Jacob Doss (WY) 8

Touchdowns

1. Jonny Harline* (BYU) 12
2. Fui Vakapuna* (BYU) 11
3. Brent Casteel* (UT) 10
  Curtis Brown* (BYU) 10
  Aaron Brown* (TXX) 10
6. Rodney Ferguson* (NM) 9
  Marcus Smith* (NM) 9
8. Jeff Ballard* (TXX) 8
  Shaun Carney (AF) 8
10. David Peeples (NVLV) 7
  Eric Weddle* (UT) 7
  Lonta Hobbs* (TXX) 7

Points

1. Chris Manfredini* (TXX) 72
2. Darryl Poston* (UT) 36
3. Jeremy Geathers (NVLV) 6
  Tommy Blake* (TXX) 6
  Marc Hull (SDGST) 6
6. Robert Kraay (AF) 2

Extra Point Attempts

1. Jared McLaughlin* (BYU) 62
2. Louie Sakoda* (UT) 43
3. Chris Manfredini* (TXX) 41
  Chris Manfredini* (TXX) 41
5. Zach Sasser (AF) 34
6. Kenny Byrd* (NM) 31
7. Jason Smith (COST) 24
8. Aric Goodman (WY) 20
  Garrett Palmer (SDGST) 20
10. Sergio Aguayo (NVLV) 16

Extra Points Made

1. Jared McLaughlin* (BYU) 58
2. Louie Sakoda* (UT) 43
3. Chris Manfredini* (TXX) 36
  Chris Manfredini* (TXX) 36
5. Zach Sasser (AF) 32
6. Kenny Byrd* (NM) 31
7. Jason Smith (COST) 22
8. Garrett Palmer (SDGST) 20
9. Aric Goodman (WY) 18
10. Sergio Aguayo (NVLV) 14

Field Goal Attempts

1. Kenny Byrd* (NM) 23
2. Louie Sakoda* (UT) 20
3. Jared McLaughlin* (BYU) 18
4. Aric Goodman (WY) 16
  Sergio Aguayo (NVLV) 16
6. Jason Smith (COST) 15
7. Chris Manfredini* (TXX) 14
  Garrett Palmer (SDGST) 14
  Zach Sasser (AF) 14
  Chris Manfredini* (TXX) 14

Field Goals Made

1. Kenny Byrd* (NM) 19
2. Louie Sakoda* (UT) 16
3. Jared McLaughlin* (BYU) 14
4. Chris Manfredini* (TXX) 12
  Chris Manfredini* (TXX) 12
6. Aric Goodman (WY) 10
7. Peter Lococo* (TXX) 9
  Zach Sasser (AF) 9
9. Jason Smith (COST) 8
  Sergio Aguayo (NVLV) 8
  Garrett Palmer (SDGST) 8

Field Goal Percentage

1. Chris Manfredini* (TXX) 85.7

Punts

1. Jordan Scott* (NM) 70
2. Jim Kaylor (COST) 63
  Jimmie Kaylor (COST) 63
4. Billy Vinnedge (WY) 61
5. Louie Sakoda* (UT) 59
6. Michael Hughes (SDGST) 48
7. Kip Facer (NVLV) 46
8. Derek McLaughlin* (BYU) 40
  Derek McLaughlin* (BYU) 40
10. Brian Cortney* (TXX) 39
  Zach Sasser (AF) 39

Punting Yards

1. Jordan Scott* (NM) 2815
2. Jimmie Kaylor (COST) 2754
  Jim Kaylor (COST) 2754
4. Billy Vinnedge (WY) 2634
5. Louie Sakoda* (UT) 2598
6. Kip Facer (NVLV) 2078
7. Michael Hughes (SDGST) 1971
8. Derek McLaughlin* (BYU) 1636
  Derek McLaughlin* (BYU) 1636
10. Zach Sasser (AF) 1591

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Jim Kaylor (COST) 43.7
2. Derek McLaughlin* (BYU) 40.9

Punt Returns

1. Nathan Meikle* (BYU) 29
2. Hoost Marsh (WY) 24
  Brian Bonner* (TXX) 24
4. Marquis Wilson* (UT) 22
5. Damon Morton (COST) 21
6. Thomas Wilson* (NM) 20
7. Marcus Brock* (TXX) 14
8. Johnny Walker (COST) 12
9. Casey Flair (NVLV) 11
10. Chris Sutton (AF) 10
  Justin Amaral (SDGST) 10

Punt Return Yards

1. Nathan Meikle* (BYU) 324
2. Brian Bonner* (TXX) 305
3. Marquis Wilson* (UT) 246
4. Hoost Marsh (WY) 205
5. Damon Morton (COST) 204
6. Thomas Wilson* (NM) 158
7. Casey Flair (NVLV) 141
8. Johnny Walker (COST) 116
9. Marcus Brock* (TXX) 107
  Chris Sutton (AF) 107

Kickoff Returns

1. Justin Amaral (SDGST) 21
2. Eric Wright (NVLV) 18
  Damon Morton (COST) 18
  Brice McCain* (UT) 18
  Marcus Smith* (NM) 18
6. Donald Massey* (TXX) 16
7. Devin Moore (WY) 15
8. Deandre Wright* (NM) 14
  Ronnie Smith (NVLV) 14
10. Curtis Brown* (BYU) 13
  Ray Bass (SDGST) 13

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Eric Wright (NVLV) 430
2. Brice McCain* (UT) 404
3. Damon Morton (COST) 368
4. Deandre Wright* (NM) 362
5. Donald Massey* (TXX) 342
6. Justin Amaral (SDGST) 339
7. Marcus Smith* (NM) 335
8. Ronnie Smith (NVLV) 317
9. Curtis Brown* (BYU) 288
10. Ray Bass (SDGST) 267

Solo Tackles

1. Joe Martin (SDGST) 59
2. Marvin White* (TXX) 58
  Steve Tate* (UT) 58
4. Quincy Black* (NM) 57
  Cameron Jensen* (BYU) 57
6. Brett Sturm (SDGST) 52
7. Russell Allen (SDGST) 49
  Klint Kubiak (COST) 49
9. Joe Jiannoni* (UT) 48
10. Ben Criddle* (BYU) 47
  Drew Fowler (AF) 47

Assisted Tackles

1. Drew Fowler (AF) 76
2. Quincy Black* (NM) 57
3. Joe Martin (SDGST) 50
  Cameron Jensen* (BYU) 50
5. Luke Adkins (COST) 47
6. Steve Tate* (UT) 44
  Joe Jiannoni* (UT) 44
8. Jeff Horinek (COST) 42
9. Klint Kubiak (COST) 41
10. John Wendling (WY) 40
  Jay Staggs (NVLV) 40

Total Tackles

1. Drew Fowler (AF) 123
2. Quincy Black* (NM) 114
3. Joe Martin (SDGST) 109
4. Cameron Jensen* (BYU) 107
5. Steve Tate* (UT) 102
6. Joe Jiannoni* (UT) 92
7. Klint Kubiak (COST) 90
8. Russell Allen (SDGST) 88
9. Luke Adkins (COST) 87
10. Marvin White* (TXX) 86
  Jay Staggs (NVLV) 86

Tackles for Loss

1. Tommy Blake* (TXX) 16
2. Chase Ortiz* (TXX) 11
3. Martail Burnett* (UT) 10
  David Nixon* (BYU) 10
5. Cameron Jensen* (BYU) 10
  Jeremy Geathers (NVLV) 10
  Brian Bonner* (TXX) 10
8. Antwan Applewhite (SDGST) 9
  Beau Bell (NVLV) 9
  Tyler Donaldson* (NM) 9
  Michael Tuohy* (NM) 9

Interceptions

1. Eric Weddle* (UT) 7
2. Deandre Wright* (NM) 4
  Marvin White* (TXX) 4
  Dorsey Golston (WY) 4
  Justin Robinson* (BYU) 4
6. Donny Baker (SDGST) 3
  Quincy Black* (NM) 3
  Darryl Williams (COST) 3
  Torrey Stewart* (TXX) 3
  Jay Staggs (NVLV) 3
  Cameron Jensen* (BYU) 3
  Nick Sanders* (TXX) 3
  Eric Shyne* (UT) 3

Interception Return Yards

1. Quincy Black* (NM) 138
2. Eric Weddle* (UT) 80
3. Eric Shyne* (UT) 76
4. Justin Robinson* (BYU) 69
5. Brian Bonner* (TXX) 52
6. O.J. Swift* (NM) 49
  Ray Bass (SDGST) 49
8. Cody Kase* (NM) 47
9. Stevenson Sylvester* (UT) 45
  Marvin White* (TXX) 45
  Dorsey Golston (WY) 45

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Eric Weddle* (UT) 2

Passes Defended

1. Deandre Wright* (NM) 14
2. Glover Quin* (NM) 13
3. Donny Baker (SDGST) 12
4. Ben Criddle* (BYU) 10
  Justin Robinson* (BYU) 10
  Nick Sanders* (TXX) 10
7. Rafael Priest* (TXX) 9
  Michael Medina (WY) 9
  Eric Wright (NVLV) 9
  Eric Weddle* (UT) 9

Fumbles Forced

1. Steve Tate* (UT) 3
  Jonathan Bailes (SDGST) 3
  Jeremy Geathers (NVLV) 3
4. David Nixon* (BYU) 2
  Robert Henson* (TXX) 2
  John Guice (NVLV) 2
  Marvin White* (TXX) 2
  Tommy Blake* (TXX) 2
  Kendall Briscoe* (NM) 2
  Tommie Hill (COST) 2
  Weston Johnson (WY) 2
  Quinn Gooch* (BYU) 2
  Quincy Rogers (WY) 2
  Martail Burnett* (UT) 2
  Jon Radford (COST) 2
  Kevin Dunn* (UT) 2
  Gabe Long* (UT) 2