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2008 Mountain West Conference Year Summary

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Record: 64-49, .566 W-L% (5th 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)

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. Mike Clausen (NVLV) 5
  Chris Stutzriem (WY) 5
  Tim Jefferson* (AF) 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. Brad Gruner (NM) 6
  Dax Crum (WY) 6
  Karsten Sween (WY) 6
8. Donovan Porterie (NM) 5
  Andy Dalton* (TXX) 5
  Chris Stutzriem (WY) 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* (COST) 278
  Gartrell Johnson III* (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* (COST) 1476
  Gartrell Johnson III* (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. Matt Asiata* (UT) 12
  Gartrell Johnson III* (COST) 12
  Gartrell Johnson* (COST) 12
5. Harvey Unga* (BYU) 11
  Joseph Turner* (TXX) 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. David Reed* (UT) 6
  Dennis Pitta* (BYU) 6
  Kory Sperry* (COST) 6
  Andrew George* (BYU) 6
  Ryan Wolfe (NVLV) 6
10. Colt Sampson* (UT) 5
  Jimmy Young* (TXX) 5
  Vincent Brown (SDGST) 5
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Gartrell Johnson III* (COST) 310
  Gartrell Johnson* (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. Austin Collie* (BYU) 15
  Harvey Unga* (BYU) 15
3. Rodney Ferguson (NM) 13
  Matt Asiata* (UT) 13
5. Dion Morton* (COST) 12
  Gartrell Johnson* (COST) 12
  Gartrell Johnson III* (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 III* (COST) 278
  Gartrell Johnson* (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 III* (COST) 1476
  Gartrell Johnson* (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. Andy Dalton* (TXX) 19
  Billy Farris* (COST) 19
  Omar Clayton (NVLV) 19
6. Ryan Lindley (SDGST) 17
7. Matt Asiata* (UT) 14
  Rodney Ferguson (NM) 14
9. Gartrell Johnson III* (COST) 12
  Gartrell Johnson* (COST) 12
Touchdowns
1. Harvey Unga* (BYU) 15
  Austin Collie* (BYU) 15
3. Matt Asiata* (UT) 13
  Rodney Ferguson (NM) 13
5. Gartrell Johnson III* (COST) 12
  Dion Morton* (COST) 12
  Gartrell Johnson* (COST) 12
8. Joseph Turner* (TXX) 11
9. Frank Summers (NVLV) 10
10. Andy Dalton* (TXX) 8
Points
1. Gartrell Johnson III* (COST) 74
2. Jake Paulson* (AF) 8
3. Johnathan Warzeka* (AF) 6
  Jaymar Latchison (NM) 6
  Drew Westling (SDGST) 6
  Scott Johnson* (BYU) 6
  Mychal Sisson* (COST) 6
  Aiona Key* (UT) 6
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. Jake Scott (WY) 8
  Kyle Watson (NVLV) 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. Jake Scott (WY) 5
  Ben Jaekle (NVLV) 5
Punts
1. Brian Stahovich (SDGST) 71
2. Austin McCoy (WY) 69
3. Dack Ishii (NVLV) 58
  Adam Miller (NM) 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
Punt Returns
1. Jeremy Kerley* (TXX) 25
2. Reggie Rembert* (AF) 17
3. Ian Clark (NM) 12
  Mekell Wesley (SDGST) 12
5. David Leonard (WY) 11
  Terrell Cole* (UT) 11
  Alex Square* (COST) 11
8. O'Neill Chambers* (BYU) 10
  Frankie Solomon (NM) 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
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. Deante' Purvis (NVLV) 18
  Aaron Brown* (TXX) 18
  Austin Collie* (BYU) 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
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. Jason Beauchamp (NVLV) 54
  Luke Laolagi (SDGST) 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. Clint McPeek (NM) 53
  Zach Arnett (NM) 53
8. Weston Johnson (WY) 50
  Ward Dobbs (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. Russell Allen (SDGST) 107
  Chris Thomas* (AF) 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. Coleby Clawson* (BYU) 12
  David Nixon* (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. Paul Kruger* (UT) 8
  Herbert Felder (NM) 8
5. Cody Moore* (TXX) 6
6. Mike Juergens (WY) 5
  Jan Jorgensen* (BYU) 5
8. John Fletcher (WY) 4
  Matt Panfil* (TXX) 4
10. Coleby Clawson* (BYU) 4
  Ian Clark (NM) 4
  Ben Garland* (AF) 4
  Chris Thomas* (AF) 4
Interceptions
1. Sean Smith* (UT) 5
  Glover Quin (NM) 5
3. Robert Johnson* (UT) 4
4. Ward Dobbs (WY) 3
  Joe Dale* (UT) 3
  Reggie Rembert* (AF) 3
  Chris Prosinski (WY) 3
  Steven Coleman* (TXX) 3
  David Nixon* (BYU) 3
  Deshawn Richard* (UT) 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. Nick Oppenneer* (COST) 55
  Mike Neuhaus (WY) 55
10. Jeff Horinek* (COST) 41
Interception Return Touchdowns
1. Deshawn Richard* (UT) 2
  Ward Dobbs (WY) 2
Passes Defended
1. Glover Quin (NM) 16
2. Nick Sanders* (TXX) 14
  Sean Smith* (UT) 14
4. Steven Coleman* (TXX) 13
5. Chris Prosinski (WY) 12
6. Rafael Priest* (TXX) 11
  Tejay Johnson* (TXX) 11
8. Tashaun Gipson (WY) 10
  Marcell Gipson (WY) 10
  Clint McPeek (NM) 10
Fumbles Forced
1. Zach Arnett (NM) 6
  Jerry Hughes* (TXX) 6
3. Terrance Lee (NVLV) 4
4. Koa Misi* (UT) 3
  Luke Laolagi (SDGST) 3
  Coleby Clawson* (BYU) 3
  Russell Allen (SDGST) 3
8. Justin Moore* (AF) 2
  Stephen Hodge* (TXX) 2
  Klint Kubiak* (COST) 2
  Carmen Messina (NM) 2
  Jan Jorgensen* (BYU) 2
  Reggie Rembert* (AF) 2
  Tray Hardaway (NM) 2
  Chris Thomas* (AF) 2
  Paul Kruger* (UT) 2
  Ben Garland* (AF) 2
  Brandon Reeves* (AF) 2
  Stevenson Sylvester* (UT) 2
  Corey Boudreaux (SDGST) 2
  Quincy Rogers (WY) 2
  Blake Morgan* (BYU) 2
  Anthony Wright* (AF) 2
  David Nixon* (BYU) 2