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1978 Western Athletic Conference Year Summary

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Record: 39-43-0, .476 W-L% (11th 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 Completions

1. Mark Halda (SDGST) 205
2. Randy Gomez (UT) 138
3. Brad Wright (NM) 126
4. Marc Wilson (BYU) 121
5. Oscar Ramirez (TXEP) 118
6. Jim McMahon (BYU) 87
7. Steve Fairchild (COST) 57
8. Marc Cousins (WY) 52
9. Keith Lee (COST) 51
10. Noel Mazzone (NM) 12

Pass Attempts

1. Mark Halda (SDGST) 358
2. Oscar Ramirez (TXEP) 278
3. Randy Gomez (UT) 266
4. Brad Wright (NM) 251
5. Marc Wilson (BYU) 233
6. Jim McMahon (BYU) 176
7. Marc Cousins (WY) 130
8. Keith Lee (COST) 122
9. Steve Fairchild (COST) 115
10. Noel Mazzone (NM) 30

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Mark Halda (SDGST) 57.3
2. Marc Wilson (BYU) 51.9
3. Randy Gomez (UT) 51.9
4. Brad Wright (NM) 50.2
5. Jim McMahon (BYU) 49.4
6. Oscar Ramirez (TXEP) 42.4

Passing Yards

1. Mark Halda (SDGST) 2262
2. Randy Gomez (UT) 2027
3. Brad Wright (NM) 1925
4. Marc Wilson (BYU) 1499
5. Oscar Ramirez (TXEP) 1460
6. Jim McMahon (BYU) 1307
7. Marc Cousins (WY) 928
8. Steve Fairchild (COST) 905
9. Keith Lee (COST) 703
10. Noel Mazzone (NM) 125

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Brad Wright (NM) 7.7
2. Randy Gomez (UT) 7.6
3. Jim McMahon (BYU) 7.4
4. Marc Wilson (BYU) 6.4
5. Mark Halda (SDGST) 6.3
6. Oscar Ramirez (TXEP) 5.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 6.1
2. Randy Gomez (UT) 6.0
3. Brad Wright (NM) 5.7
4. Mark Halda (SDGST) 5.3
5. Marc Wilson (BYU) 4.6
6. Oscar Ramirez (TXEP) 2.0

Passing Touchdowns

1. Randy Gomez (UT) 19
2. Mark Halda (SDGST) 14
3. Brad Wright (NM) 9
4. Marc Wilson (BYU) 8
5. Oscar Ramirez (TXEP) 7
  Keith Lee (COST) 7
7. Jim McMahon (BYU) 6
  Steve Fairchild (COST) 6
  Marc Cousins (WY) 6

Passing Interceptions

1. Oscar Ramirez (TXEP) 23
2. Randy Gomez (UT) 18
3. Brad Wright (NM) 15
4. Mark Halda (SDGST) 14
5. Marc Wilson (BYU) 13
6. Marc Cousins (WY) 11
7. Keith Lee (COST) 8
  Steve Fairchild (COST) 8
  Jim McMahon (BYU) 8
10. Noel Mazzone (NM) 3

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Randy Gomez (UT) 125.9
2. Mark Halda (SDGST) 115.4
3. Brad Wright (NM) 114.5
4. Jim McMahon (BYU) 114.0
5. Marc Wilson (BYU) 106.1
6. Oscar Ramirez (TXEP) 78.3

Rush Attempts

1. Mike Williams (NM) 213
2. Tony Lindsay (UT) 209
3. Larry Jones (COST) 189
4. Brad Wright (NM) 172
5. Oscar Ramirez (TXEP) 169
6. Marc Cousins (WY) 167
7. Ray Holt (TXEP) 166
8. Phil DuBois (SDGST) 153
9. Alvin Lewis (COST) 147
10. LaTraia Jones (WY) 127

Rushing Yards

1. Mike Williams (NM) 1015
2. Larry Jones (COST) 898
3. Alvin Lewis (COST) 809
4. Tony Lindsay (UT) 803
5. Phil DuBois (SDGST) 705
6. Ray Holt (TXEP) 671
7. Myron Hardeman (WY) 658
8. LaTraia Jones (WY) 617
9. Mike D. Carter (NM) 587
10. Bob Davis (WY) 560

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike D. Carter (NM) 5.6
2. Myron Hardeman (WY) 5.5
3. Alvin Lewis (COST) 5.5
4. Bob Davis (WY) 5.1
5. LaTraia Jones (WY) 4.9
6. Mike Williams (NM) 4.8
7. Larry Jones (COST) 4.8
8. Jimmy Sayers (NM) 4.6
9. Phil DuBois (SDGST) 4.6
10. Tony Newberry (COST) 4.5

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Mike Williams (NM) 9
2. Brad Wright (NM) 8
  Bill Ring (BYU) 8
4. LaTraia Jones (WY) 7
5. Oscar Ramirez (TXEP) 5
  Tony Lindsay (UT) 5
7. Mike D. Carter (NM) 4
  Marc Cousins (WY) 4
  Bob Davis (WY) 4
  Ray Holt (TXEP) 4
  Casey Wingard (BYU) 4
  Keith Lee (COST) 4
  Jim McMahon (BYU) 4

Receptions

1. Mike Chronister (BYU) 52
2. Frank Henry (UT) 45
3. Bubba Garcia (TXEP) 40
4. Don Warren (SDGST) 39
5. Harold Johnson (TXEP) 36
  Rick Garretson (SDGST) 36
7. Stephen Stapler (SDGST) 35
  Phil DuBois (SDGST) 35
9. Tod Thompson (BYU) 34
10. Bill Ring (BYU) 30

Receiving Yards

1. Mike Chronister (BYU) 850
2. Frank Henry (UT) 771
3. Ricky Martin (NM) 594
4. Tod Thompson (BYU) 560
5. Rick Garretson (SDGST) 509
6. Stephen Stapler (SDGST) 490
7. Jim Teahan (UT) 488
8. Don Warren (SDGST) 483
9. Mark R. Bell (COST) 459
10. Bubba Garcia (TXEP) 451

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Mark R. Bell (COST) 19.1
2. Frank Henry (UT) 17.1
3. Jim Teahan (UT) 16.8
4. Tod Thompson (BYU) 16.5
5. Mike Chronister (BYU) 16.3
6. Steve Folsom (UT) 14.9
7. Rick Garretson (SDGST) 14.1
8. Stephen Stapler (SDGST) 14.0
9. Mark E. Bell (COST) 12.6
10. Don Warren (SDGST) 12.4

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Frank Henry (UT) 6
2. Ricky Martin (NM) 5
  Tod Thompson (BYU) 5
  Steve Folsom (UT) 5
  Mark R. Bell (COST) 5
6. Stephen Stapler (SDGST) 4
  Frank Jarzombek (TXEP) 4
  Don Warren (SDGST) 4
9. Mike Chronister (BYU) 3
  Jim Teahan (UT) 3
  Bill Ring (BYU) 3
  Phil DuBois (SDGST) 3
  Mark E. Bell (COST) 3
  Dan Pittman (WY) 3

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Mike Williams (NM) 230
2. Tony Lindsay (UT) 217
3. Larry Jones (COST) 204
4. Phil DuBois (SDGST) 188
5. Ray Holt (TXEP) 180
6. Brad Wright (NM) 172
7. Oscar Ramirez (TXEP) 169
8. Marc Cousins (WY) 167
9. Alvin Lewis (COST) 160
10. Bill Ring (BYU) 146

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Mike Williams (NM) 1127
2. Larry Jones (COST) 1061
3. Alvin Lewis (COST) 987
4. Phil DuBois (SDGST) 986
5. Tony Lindsay (UT) 902
6. Mike Chronister (BYU) 850
7. Ray Holt (TXEP) 784
8. Frank Henry (UT) 771
9. Bill Ring (BYU) 695
10. Mike D. Carter (NM) 691

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Bill Ring (BYU) 11
2. Mike Williams (NM) 9
3. Brad Wright (NM) 8
4. LaTraia Jones (WY) 7
  Tony Lindsay (UT) 7
6. Frank Henry (UT) 6
  Phil DuBois (SDGST) 6
8. Ricky Martin (NM) 5
  Oscar Ramirez (TXEP) 5
  Steve Folsom (UT) 5
  Tod Thompson (BYU) 5
  Mark R. Bell (COST) 5

Total Plays

1. Oscar Ramirez (TXEP) 447
2. Brad Wright (NM) 423
3. Mark Halda (SDGST) 387
4. Marc Wilson (BYU) 337
5. Randy Gomez (UT) 315
6. Marc Cousins (WY) 297
7. Jim McMahon (BYU) 275
8. Keith Lee (COST) 248
9. Mike Williams (NM) 213
10. Tony Lindsay (UT) 209

Total Yards

1. Brad Wright (NM) 2403
2. Mark Halda (SDGST) 2163
3. Randy Gomez (UT) 1991
4. Oscar Ramirez (TXEP) 1796
5. Marc Wilson (BYU) 1584
6. Jim McMahon (BYU) 1555
7. Marc Cousins (WY) 1250
8. Keith Lee (COST) 1095
9. Mike Williams (NM) 1015
10. Larry Jones (COST) 898

Total Touchdowns

1. Randy Gomez (UT) 19
2. Brad Wright (NM) 17
3. Mark Halda (SDGST) 14
4. Oscar Ramirez (TXEP) 12
5. Keith Lee (COST) 11
6. Jim McMahon (BYU) 10
  Marc Cousins (WY) 10
  Marc Wilson (BYU) 10
9. Mike Williams (NM) 9
10. Bill Ring (BYU) 8