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1978 Western Athletic Conference Year Summary

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Record: 39-43-0, .476 W-L% (14th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -1.49 (8th of 14) ▪ SOS: -1.32 (8th of 14)

Conference Champion: Brigham Young

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Brigham Young 9 4 0 .692 5 1 0 .833 24.6 15.3 7.95 0.41
Utah 8 3 0 .727 4 2 0 .667 26.5 16.5 4.79 -2.57
Wyoming 5 7 0 .417 4 2 0 .667 21.1 20.4 0.79 0.62
New Mexico 7 5 0 .583 3 3 0 .500 23.7 17.1 3.26 -2.16
Colorado State 5 6 0 .455 2 4 0 .333 21.6 22.5 -5.73 -3.37
San Diego State 4 7 0 .364 2 4 0 .333 22.0 23.4 -4.91 -2.73
Texas-El Paso 1 11 0 .083 1 5 0 .167 12.6 35.3 -16.59 0.58

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1978-12-22 Holiday Bowl Navy 23 Brigham Young 16 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Mark Halda (San Diego State) 57.3
2. Marc Wilson (Brigham Young) 51.9
3. Randy Gomez (Utah) 51.9
4. Brad Wright (New Mexico) 50.2
5. Jim McMahon (Brigham Young) 49.4
6. Oscar Ramirez (Texas-El Paso) 42.4

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Brad Wright (New Mexico) 7.7
2. Randy Gomez (Utah) 7.6
3. Jim McMahon (Brigham Young) 7.4
4. Marc Wilson (Brigham Young) 6.4
5. Mark Halda (San Diego State) 6.3
6. Oscar Ramirez (Texas-El Paso) 5.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jim McMahon (Brigham Young) 6.1
2. Randy Gomez (Utah) 6.0
3. Brad Wright (New Mexico) 5.7
4. Mark Halda (San Diego State) 5.3
5. Marc Wilson (Brigham Young) 4.6
6. Oscar Ramirez (Texas-El Paso) 2.0

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Randy Gomez (Utah) 125.9
2. Mark Halda (San Diego State) 115.4
3. Brad Wright (New Mexico) 114.5
4. Jim McMahon (Brigham Young) 114.0
5. Marc Wilson (Brigham Young) 106.1
6. Oscar Ramirez (Texas-El Paso) 78.3

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Jeff Griffin (Utah) 3