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2008 Mountain West Conference Year Summary

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Record: 64-49, .566 W-L% (1st of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -0.80 (7th of 12) ▪ SOS: -1.85 (8th of 12)

Conference Champion: Utah

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

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Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Utah 13 0 1.000 8 0 1.000 36.9 17.2 13.79 -2.06
Texas Christian 11 2 .846 7 1 .875 33.6 11.3 13.47 -1.23
Brigham Young 10 3 .769 6 2 .750 34.2 21.9 4.96 -3.58
Air Force 8 5 .615 5 3 .625 26.8 22.2 2.55 -2.53
Colorado State 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 25.2 30.2 -3.96 -1.04
Nevada-Las Vegas 5 7 .417 2 6 .250 25.6 32.6 -7.41 -1.08
New Mexico 4 8 .333 2 6 .250 21.1 22.8 -4.18 -0.35
Wyoming 4 8 .333 1 7 .125 12.7 27.8 -11.44 -1.94
San Diego State 2 10 .167 1 7 .125 19.3 37.2 -14.97 -2.89

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/2 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   22 22 20 17 15 14 14 12 10 10 8 8 8 7 7 2
Texas Christian         24       15 12 11 15 15 14 11 11 7
Brigham Young 16 15 18 14 11 8 9 9 18 17 17 16 16 20 20 17 25

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2009-01-02 Sugar Bowl Utah 31 Alabama 17 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
2008-12-31 Armed Forces Bowl Houston 34 Air Force 28 Armed Forces Bowl (Fort Worth, TX)
2008-12-23 Poinsettia Bowl Texas Christian 17 Boise State 16 Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego, CA)
2008-12-20 Las Vegas Bowl Arizona 31 Brigham Young 21 Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)
2008-12-20 New Mexico Bowl Colorado State 40 Fresno State 35 New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque, NM)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Max Hall* (BYU) 330
2. Brian Johnson* (UT) 268
3. Ryan Lindley (SDGST) 242
4. Billy Farris* (COST) 233
5. Andy Dalton* (TXX) 182
6. Omar Clayton (NVLV) 152
7. Brad Gruner (NM) 99
8. Mike Clausen (NVLV) 70
9. Chris Stutzriem (WY) 55
10. Dax Crum (WY) 53

Pass Attempts

1. Max Hall* (BYU) 477
2. Ryan Lindley (SDGST) 427
3. Brian Johnson* (UT) 394
4. Billy Farris* (COST) 379
5. Andy Dalton* (TXX) 307
6. Omar Clayton (NVLV) 258
7. Brad Gruner (NM) 184
8. Mike Clausen (NVLV) 125
9. Dax Crum (WY) 101
10. Chris Stutzriem (WY) 98

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Max Hall* (BYU) 69.2
2. Brian Johnson* (UT) 68.0
3. Billy Farris* (COST) 61.5
4. Andy Dalton* (TXX) 59.3
5. Omar Clayton (NVLV) 58.9
6. Ryan Lindley (SDGST) 56.7
7. Brad Gruner (NM) 53.8

Passing Yards

1. Max Hall* (BYU) 3957
2. Brian Johnson* (UT) 2972
3. Billy Farris* (COST) 2934
4. Ryan Lindley (SDGST) 2653
5. Andy Dalton* (TXX) 2242
6. Omar Clayton (NVLV) 1894
7. Brad Gruner (NM) 1037
8. Mike Clausen (NVLV) 767
9. Chris Stutzriem (WY) 660
10. Tim Jefferson* (AF) 655

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Max Hall* (BYU) 8.3
2. Billy Farris* (COST) 7.7
3. Brian Johnson* (UT) 7.5
4. Omar Clayton (NVLV) 7.3
5. Andy Dalton* (TXX) 7.3
6. Ryan Lindley (SDGST) 6.2
7. Brad Gruner (NM) 5.6

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Max Hall* (BYU) 8.4
2. Omar Clayton (NVLV) 8.0
3. Brian Johnson* (UT) 7.9
4. Andy Dalton* (TXX) 7.3
5. Billy Farris* (COST) 7.2
6. Ryan Lindley (SDGST) 6.0
7. Brad Gruner (NM) 4.5

Passing Touchdowns

1. Max Hall* (BYU) 35
2. Brian Johnson* (UT) 27
3. Billy Farris* (COST) 19
4. Omar Clayton (NVLV) 18
5. Ryan Lindley (SDGST) 16
6. Andy Dalton* (TXX) 11
7. Tim Jefferson* (AF) 5
  Chris Stutzriem (WY) 5
  Mike Clausen (NVLV) 5
10. Shea Smith* (AF) 4

Passing Interceptions

1. Max Hall* (BYU) 14
2. Billy Farris* (COST) 13
3. Brian Johnson* (UT) 9
  Ryan Lindley (SDGST) 9
5. Karsten Sween (WY) 6
  Brad Gruner (NM) 6
  Dax Crum (WY) 6
8. Donovan Porterie (NM) 5
  Chris Stutzriem (WY) 5
  Andy Dalton* (TXX) 5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Max Hall* (BYU) 157.2
2. Brian Johnson* (UT) 149.4
3. Omar Clayton (NVLV) 140.5
4. Billy Farris* (COST) 136.2
5. Andy Dalton* (TXX) 129.2
6. Ryan Lindley (SDGST) 117.0
7. Brad Gruner (NM) 100.0

Rush Attempts

1. Gartrell Johnson III* (COST) 278
  Gartrell Johnson* (COST) 278
3. Devin Moore (WY) 249
4. Harvey Unga* (BYU) 240
5. Rodney Ferguson (NM) 223
6. Frank Summers (NVLV) 183
7. Joseph Turner* (TXX) 146
  Matt Asiata* (UT) 146
9. Wynel Seldon (WY) 145
10. Todd Newell* (AF) 142

Rushing Yards

1. Gartrell Johnson III* (COST) 1476
  Gartrell Johnson* (COST) 1476
3. Devin Moore (WY) 1301
4. Harvey Unga* (BYU) 1132
5. Rodney Ferguson (NM) 1105
6. Frank Summers (NVLV) 740
7. Matt Asiata* (UT) 707
8. Wynel Seldon (WY) 637
9. Todd Newell* (AF) 594
10. Asher Clark* (AF) 588

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Aaron Brown* (TXX) 5.5
2. Gartrell Johnson* (COST) 5.3
  Gartrell Johnson III* (COST) 5.3
4. Devin Moore (WY) 5.2
5. Rodney Ferguson (NM) 5.0
6. Matt Asiata* (UT) 4.8
7. Harvey Unga* (BYU) 4.7
8. Asher Clark* (AF) 4.5
9. Darrell Mack* (UT) 4.4
10. Wynel Seldon (WY) 4.4

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Rodney Ferguson (NM) 13
2. Gartrell Johnson III* (COST) 12
  Matt Asiata* (UT) 12
  Gartrell Johnson* (COST) 12
5. Joseph Turner* (TXX) 11
  Harvey Unga* (BYU) 11
7. Andy Dalton* (TXX) 8
  Frank Summers (NVLV) 8
9. Devin Moore (WY) 7
10. Shea Smith* (AF) 6

Receptions

1. Austin Collie* (BYU) 106
2. Ryan Wolfe (NVLV) 88
3. Dennis Pitta* (BYU) 83
4. Freddie Brown* (UT) 77
5. Vincent Brown (SDGST) 64
6. Rashaun Greer* (COST) 63
7. Jimmy Young* (TXX) 59
8. Bradon Godfrey* (UT) 56
9. Dion Morton* (COST) 51
10. Casey Flair (NVLV) 49
  Michael Reed* (BYU) 49

Receiving Yards

1. Austin Collie* (BYU) 1538
2. Rashaun Greer* (COST) 1114
3. Dennis Pitta* (BYU) 1083
4. Ryan Wolfe (NVLV) 1040
5. Jimmy Young* (TXX) 988
6. Freddie Brown* (UT) 900
7. Dion Morton* (COST) 859
8. Vincent Brown (SDGST) 631
9. Michael Reed* (BYU) 589
10. Brent Casteel* (UT) 564

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Rashaun Greer* (COST) 17.7
2. David Reed* (UT) 17.1
3. Dion Morton* (COST) 16.8
4. Jimmy Young* (TXX) 16.7
5. Phillip Payne (NVLV) 15.0
6. Austin Collie* (BYU) 14.5
7. Brent Casteel* (UT) 13.1
8. Roberto Wallace (SDGST) 13.1
9. Dennis Pitta* (BYU) 13.0
10. Chris Hernandez (NM) 13.0

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Austin Collie* (BYU) 15
2. Dion Morton* (COST) 10
3. Freddie Brown* (UT) 7
  Phillip Payne (NVLV) 7
5. Kory Sperry* (COST) 6
  Andrew George* (BYU) 6
  Ryan Wolfe (NVLV) 6
  David Reed* (UT) 6
  Dennis Pitta* (BYU) 6
10. Colt Sampson* (UT) 5
  Jimmy Young* (TXX) 5
  Vincent Brown (SDGST) 5

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Gartrell Johnson* (COST) 310
  Gartrell Johnson III* (COST) 310
3. Harvey Unga* (BYU) 282
4. Devin Moore (WY) 263
5. Rodney Ferguson (NM) 237
6. Frank Summers (NVLV) 196
7. Matt Asiata* (UT) 159
8. Atiyyah Henderson (SDGST) 156
9. Joseph Turner* (TXX) 151
10. Wynel Seldon (WY) 150

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Gartrell Johnson* (COST) 1771
  Gartrell Johnson III* (COST) 1771
3. Austin Collie* (BYU) 1615
4. Harvey Unga* (BYU) 1441
5. Devin Moore (WY) 1341
6. Rodney Ferguson (NM) 1206
7. Ryan Wolfe (NVLV) 1131
8. Rashaun Greer* (COST) 1119
9. Dennis Pitta* (BYU) 1083
10. Jimmy Young* (TXX) 995

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Harvey Unga* (BYU) 15
  Austin Collie* (BYU) 15
3. Matt Asiata* (UT) 13
  Rodney Ferguson (NM) 13
5. Gartrell Johnson* (COST) 12
  Gartrell Johnson III* (COST) 12
  Dion Morton* (COST) 12
8. Joseph Turner* (TXX) 11
9. Frank Summers (NVLV) 10
10. Andy Dalton* (TXX) 8

Total Plays

1. Max Hall* (BYU) 542
2. Brian Johnson* (UT) 502
3. Ryan Lindley (SDGST) 458
4. Billy Farris* (COST) 425
5. Andy Dalton* (TXX) 420
6. Omar Clayton (NVLV) 325
7. Gartrell Johnson* (COST) 278
  Gartrell Johnson III* (COST) 278
9. Brad Gruner (NM) 260
10. Devin Moore (WY) 249

Total Yards

1. Max Hall* (BYU) 4072
2. Brian Johnson* (UT) 3100
3. Billy Farris* (COST) 2900
4. Andy Dalton* (TXX) 2674
5. Ryan Lindley (SDGST) 2591
6. Omar Clayton (NVLV) 2057
7. Gartrell Johnson* (COST) 1476
  Gartrell Johnson III* (COST) 1476
9. Brad Gruner (NM) 1368
10. Devin Moore (WY) 1301

Total Yards Per Play

1. Max Hall* (BYU) 7.5
2. Brian Johnson* (UT) 6.2

Total Touchdowns

1. Max Hall* (BYU) 39
2. Brian Johnson* (UT) 28
3. Billy Farris* (COST) 19
  Andy Dalton* (TXX) 19
  Omar Clayton (NVLV) 19
6. Ryan Lindley (SDGST) 17
7. Matt Asiata* (UT) 14
  Rodney Ferguson (NM) 14
9. Gartrell Johnson* (COST) 12
  Gartrell Johnson III* (COST) 12

Touchdowns

1. Harvey Unga* (BYU) 15
  Austin Collie* (BYU) 15
3. Matt Asiata* (UT) 13
  Rodney Ferguson (NM) 13
5. Gartrell Johnson* (COST) 12
  Dion Morton* (COST) 12
  Gartrell Johnson III* (COST) 12
8. Joseph Turner* (TXX) 11
9. Frank Summers (NVLV) 10
10. Andy Dalton* (TXX) 8

Points

1. Louie Sakoda* (UT) 122
2. Ryan Harrison* (AF) 108
3. Ross Evans* (TXX) 97
4. Harvey Unga* (BYU) 90
  Austin Collie* (BYU) 90
6. Mitch Payne* (BYU) 84
7. James Aho (NM) 79
8. Matt Asiata* (UT) 78
  Rodney Ferguson (NM) 78
10. Gartrell Johnson III* (COST) 74

Extra Point Attempts

1. Louie Sakoda* (UT) 57
2. Mitch Payne* (BYU) 56
3. Ross Evans* (TXX) 55
4. Ryan Harrison* (AF) 36
5. Kyle Watson (NVLV) 35
6. Jason Smith* (COST) 31
7. Lane Yoshida (SDGST) 29
8. James Aho (NM) 24
9. Jake Scott (WY) 14
10. Ben Deline* (COST) 6

Extra Points Made

1. Louie Sakoda* (UT) 56
2. Mitch Payne* (BYU) 54
3. Ross Evans* (TXX) 49
4. Ryan Harrison* (AF) 36
5. Kyle Watson (NVLV) 35
6. Jason Smith* (COST) 31
7. Lane Yoshida (SDGST) 27
8. James Aho (NM) 24
9. Jake Scott (WY) 13
10. Ben Deline* (COST) 6

Field Goal Attempts

1. Ryan Harrison* (AF) 29
2. Louie Sakoda* (UT) 24
  James Aho (NM) 24
4. Ross Evans* (TXX) 20
5. Mitch Payne* (BYU) 14
6. Jason Smith* (COST) 13
7. Lane Yoshida (SDGST) 12
8. Ben Jaekle (NVLV) 11
9. Kyle Watson (NVLV) 8
  Jake Scott (WY) 8

Field Goals Made

1. Ryan Harrison* (AF) 24
2. Louie Sakoda* (UT) 22
3. James Aho (NM) 18
4. Ross Evans* (TXX) 16
5. Jason Smith* (COST) 12
6. Mitch Payne* (BYU) 10
7. Lane Yoshida (SDGST) 8
8. Kyle Watson (NVLV) 7
9. Ben Jaekle (NVLV) 5
  Jake Scott (WY) 5

Field Goal Percentage

1. Jason Smith* (COST) 92.3
2. Louie Sakoda* (UT) 91.7
3. Ryan Harrison* (AF) 82.8
4. Ross Evans* (TXX) 80.0
5. James Aho (NM) 75.0
6. Mitch Payne* (BYU) 71.4
7. Lane Yoshida (SDGST) 66.7

Punts

1. Brian Stahovich (SDGST) 71
2. Austin McCoy (WY) 69
3. Adam Miller (NM) 58
  Dack Ishii (NVLV) 58
5. Louie Sakoda* (UT) 56
6. Anson Kelton* (TXX) 54
7. Anthony Hartz* (COST) 44
8. Ryan Harrison* (AF) 43
9. C.J. Santiago* (BYU) 41
10. Brandon Geyer* (AF) 9

Punting Yards

1. Brian Stahovich (SDGST) 2807
2. Austin McCoy (WY) 2618
3. Louie Sakoda* (UT) 2357
4. Adam Miller (NM) 2310
5. Dack Ishii (NVLV) 2303
6. Anson Kelton* (TXX) 2230
7. Anthony Hartz* (COST) 1940
8. C.J. Santiago* (BYU) 1712
9. Ryan Harrison* (AF) 1673
10. Brandon Geyer* (AF) 440

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Anthony Hartz* (COST) 44.1
2. Louie Sakoda* (UT) 42.1
3. C.J. Santiago* (BYU) 41.8
4. Anson Kelton* (TXX) 41.3
5. Adam Miller (NM) 39.8
6. Dack Ishii (NVLV) 39.7
7. Brian Stahovich (SDGST) 39.5
8. Ryan Harrison* (AF) 38.9
9. Austin McCoy (WY) 37.9

Punt Returns

1. Jeremy Kerley* (TXX) 25
2. Reggie Rembert* (AF) 17
3. Ian Clark (NM) 12
  Mekell Wesley (SDGST) 12
5. Terrell Cole* (UT) 11
  Alex Square* (COST) 11
  David Leonard (WY) 11
8. Frankie Solomon (NM) 10
  O'Neill Chambers* (BYU) 10
  Brent Casteel* (UT) 10

Punt Return Yards

1. Jeremy Kerley* (TXX) 348
2. Ian Clark (NM) 236
3. Reggie Rembert* (AF) 217
4. Frankie Solomon (NM) 103
5. Mekell Wesley (SDGST) 93
6. Brent Casteel* (UT) 91
7. David Leonard (WY) 81
8. Casey Flair (NVLV) 69
9. Alex Square* (COST) 60
10. O'Neill Chambers* (BYU) 59

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Ian Clark (NM) 19.7
2. Jeremy Kerley* (TXX) 13.9
3. Reggie Rembert* (AF) 12.8
4. Mekell Wesley (SDGST) 7.8

Kickoff Returns

1. Michael Johnson (NVLV) 37
2. O'Neill Chambers* (BYU) 35
  Reggie Rembert* (AF) 35
4. Devin Moore (WY) 31
5. Michael Myers* (COST) 28
6. Davion Mauldin (SDGST) 26
7. David Reed* (UT) 25
8. Frankie Solomon (NM) 22
9. Mekell Wesley (SDGST) 20
10. Austin Collie* (BYU) 18
  Aaron Brown* (TXX) 18
  Deante' Purvis (NVLV) 18

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Michael Johnson (NVLV) 853
2. O'Neill Chambers* (BYU) 809
3. Reggie Rembert* (AF) 673
4. Devin Moore (WY) 667
5. David Reed* (UT) 635
6. Davion Mauldin (SDGST) 588
7. Michael Myers* (COST) 568
8. Aaron Brown* (TXX) 526
9. Austin Collie* (BYU) 495
10. Frankie Solomon (NM) 479

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Aaron Brown* (TXX) 29.2
2. Austin Collie* (BYU) 27.5
3. David Reed* (UT) 25.4
4. John Mosure* (COST) 23.8
5. Deante' Purvis (NVLV) 23.4
6. O'Neill Chambers* (BYU) 23.1
7. Michael Johnson (NVLV) 23.1
8. Davion Mauldin (SDGST) 22.6
9. Frankie Solomon (NM) 21.8
10. Devin Moore (WY) 21.5

Solo Tackles

1. Chris Thomas* (AF) 66
2. Jake Galusha* (COST) 64
3. Russell Allen (SDGST) 63
4. Corey Boudreaux (SDGST) 61
5. Jason Phillips* (TXX) 57
  Hunter Altman* (AF) 57
  Mychal Sisson* (COST) 57
8. Ricky Brewer* (COST) 56
9. Luke Laolagi (SDGST) 54
  Jason Beauchamp (NVLV) 54

Assisted Tackles

1. Jason Beauchamp (NVLV) 73
2. Ken Lamendola* (AF) 71
3. Ronnie Paulo (NVLV) 62
4. Gabe Knapton (WY) 61
5. Matt Bauman* (BYU) 58
6. Zach Arnett (NM) 53
  Clint McPeek (NM) 53
8. Ward Dobbs (WY) 50
  Weston Johnson (WY) 50
10. Ricky Brewer* (COST) 48
  Mychal Sisson* (COST) 48

Total Tackles

1. Jason Beauchamp (NVLV) 127
2. Ken Lamendola* (AF) 118
3. Matt Bauman* (BYU) 108
4. Chris Thomas* (AF) 107
  Russell Allen (SDGST) 107
6. Mychal Sisson* (COST) 105
7. Ricky Brewer* (COST) 104
8. Clint McPeek (NM) 103
9. Ward Dobbs (WY) 101
  Corey Boudreaux (SDGST) 101

Tackles for Loss

1. Jerry Hughes* (TXX) 20
2. Paul Kruger* (UT) 16
3. Jake Paulson* (AF) 14
4. Jason Phillips* (TXX) 13
5. Herbert Felder (NM) 12
6. David Nixon* (BYU) 12
  Coleby Clawson* (BYU) 12
8. Zach Arnett (NM) 11
9. B.J. Williams (SDGST) 10
10. Cody Moore* (TXX) 10
  Stephen Hodge* (TXX) 10
  Matt Panfil* (TXX) 10

Sacks

1. Jerry Hughes* (TXX) 15
2. Jake Paulson* (AF) 9
3. Herbert Felder (NM) 8
  Paul Kruger* (UT) 8
5. Cody Moore* (TXX) 6
6. Mike Juergens (WY) 5
  Jan Jorgensen* (BYU) 5
8. Matt Panfil* (TXX) 4
  John Fletcher (WY) 4
10. Chris Thomas* (AF) 4
  Ben Garland* (AF) 4
  Ian Clark (NM) 4
  Coleby Clawson* (BYU) 4

Interceptions

1. Sean Smith* (UT) 5
  Glover Quin (NM) 5
3. Robert Johnson* (UT) 4
4. David Nixon* (BYU) 3
  Deshawn Richard* (UT) 3
  Ward Dobbs (WY) 3
  Joe Dale* (UT) 3
  Reggie Rembert* (AF) 3
  Chris Prosinski (WY) 3
  Steven Coleman* (TXX) 3

Interception Return Yards

1. Sean Smith* (UT) 151
2. Deshawn Richard* (UT) 138
3. Corey Boudreaux (SDGST) 120
4. Glover Quin (NM) 95
5. Quinton Pointer (NVLV) 77
6. Ward Dobbs (WY) 70
7. Steven Coleman* (TXX) 59
8. Mike Neuhaus (WY) 55
  Nick Oppenneer* (COST) 55
10. Jeff Horinek* (COST) 41

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Ward Dobbs (WY) 2
  Deshawn Richard* (UT) 2

Passes Defended

1. Glover Quin (NM) 16
2. Sean Smith* (UT) 14
  Nick Sanders* (TXX) 14
4. Steven Coleman* (TXX) 13
5. Chris Prosinski (WY) 12
6. Tejay Johnson* (TXX) 11
  Rafael Priest* (TXX) 11
8. Tashaun Gipson (WY) 10
  Marcell Gipson (WY) 10
  Clint McPeek (NM) 10