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1979 Western Athletic Conference Year Summary

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Record: 47-45-1, .511 W-L% (7th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -0.30 (7th of 14) ▪ SOS: -0.61 (8th of 14)

Conference Champion: Brigham Young

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Brigham Young)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Brigham Young 11 1 0 .917 7 0 0 1.000 40.3 13.6 18.13 -0.87
Utah 6 6 0 .500 5 2 0 .714 22.3 24.7 0.18 1.77
San Diego State 8 3 0 .727 4 2 0 .667 26.0 25.1 3.99 0.17
Hawaii 6 5 0 .545 3 3 0 .500 30.0 19.4 2.59 -1.41
New Mexico 6 6 0 .500 3 4 0 .429 17.6 19.1 -2.41 -2.75
Colorado State 4 7 1 .375 3 4 0 .429 14.8 20.1 -3.46 1.87
Wyoming 4 8 0 .333 2 5 0 .286 15.5 23.0 -6.53 -1.45
Texas-El Paso 2 9 0 .182 0 7 0 .000 9.6 24.2 -14.87 -2.23

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 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         20 16 13 11 11 11 10 10 9 9 13

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1979-12-21 Holiday Bowl Indiana 38 Brigham Young 37 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Marc Wilson (BYU) 250
2. Mark Halda (SDGST) 123
3. Phil Davis (WY) 113
4. Keith Lee (COST) 77
5. Floyd Hodge (UT) 62
6. Chris Schaefer (SDGST) 51
7. Keith Castle (TXEP) 44
8. Casey Miller (NM) 42
  Mike Stennis (HI) 42
10. Brad Wright (NM) 39
  Steve Rakhshani (HI) 39

Pass Attempts

1. Marc Wilson (BYU) 427
2. Phil Davis (WY) 241
3. Mark Halda (SDGST) 234
4. Keith Lee (COST) 166
5. Floyd Hodge (UT) 138
6. Chris Schaefer (SDGST) 101
7. Keith Castle (TXEP) 99
8. Mike Stennis (HI) 92
9. Steve Rakhshani (HI) 85
10. Casey Miller (NM) 82

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Marc Wilson (BYU) 58.5
2. Mark Halda (SDGST) 52.6
3. Phil Davis (WY) 46.9

Passing Yards

1. Marc Wilson (BYU) 3720
2. Phil Davis (WY) 1687
3. Mark Halda (SDGST) 1684
4. Floyd Hodge (UT) 1006
5. Keith Lee (COST) 993
6. Chris Schaefer (SDGST) 742
7. Mike Stennis (HI) 565
8. Casey Miller (NM) 555
9. Dave Osborn (NM) 516
10. Keith Castle (TXEP) 475

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Marc Wilson (BYU) 8.7
2. Mark Halda (SDGST) 7.2
3. Phil Davis (WY) 7.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Marc Wilson (BYU) 8.5
2. Mark Halda (SDGST) 4.8
3. Phil Davis (WY) 4.3

Passing Touchdowns

1. Marc Wilson (BYU) 29
2. Mark Halda (SDGST) 10
3. Phil Davis (WY) 8
  Floyd Hodge (UT) 8
5. Steve Rakhshani (HI) 5
  Mike Stennis (HI) 5
7. Keith Lee (COST) 4
  Dave Osborn (NM) 4
  David Stone (TXEP) 4
  Royce Bybee (BYU) 4

Passing Interceptions

1. Phil Davis (WY) 18
2. Mark Halda (SDGST) 17
3. Marc Wilson (BYU) 15
4. Keith Lee (COST) 8
  Keith Castle (TXEP) 8
  Dave Osborn (NM) 8
7. Steve Rakhshani (HI) 7
  Floyd Hodge (UT) 7
  Chris Schaefer (SDGST) 7
10. Brad Wright (NM) 5
  David Stone (TXEP) 5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Marc Wilson (BYU) 147.1
2. Mark Halda (SDGST) 112.6
3. Phil Davis (WY) 101.7

Rush Attempts

1. Phil Davis (WY) 240
2. Tony Allen (SDGST) 226
3. Gary Allen (HI) 162
4. James Copeland (TXEP) 160
5. Del Rodgers (UT) 158
6. Jimmy Sayers (NM) 145
7. Keith Lee (COST) 137
8. Alvin Lewis (COST) 135
9. Tony Lindsay (UT) 132
10. Jamie Fox (NM) 125

Rushing Yards

1. Tony Allen (SDGST) 1094
2. Gary Allen (HI) 1040
3. Tony Lindsay (UT) 816
4. Lewis Walker (UT) 714
5. Jimmy Sayers (NM) 696
6. James Copeland (TXEP) 638
7. Alvin Lewis (COST) 635
8. Phil Davis (WY) 629
9. Eric Lane (BYU) 595
10. Del Rodgers (UT) 593

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Lewis Walker (UT) 7.7
2. Homer Jones (BYU) 7.3
3. Gary Allen (HI) 6.4
4. Eric Lane (BYU) 6.3
5. Tony Lindsay (UT) 6.2
6. David Toloumu (HI) 5.4
7. Tony Allen (SDGST) 4.8
8. Jimmy Sayers (NM) 4.8
9. Mike D. Carter (NM) 4.8
10. George Bell (HI) 4.7

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Eric Lane (BYU) 12
2. Del Rodgers (UT) 11
3. Tony Allen (SDGST) 10
  Phil Davis (WY) 10
5. Gary Allen (HI) 8
6. Homer Jones (BYU) 7
  Lewis Walker (UT) 7
8. David Toloumu (HI) 5
9. Brad Wright (NM) 4
  Mike Faucett (COST) 4
  Marc Wilson (BYU) 4
  Keith Hill (HI) 4

Receptions

1. Homer Jones (BYU) 46
2. Dan Pittman (WY) 41
3. Eric Lane (BYU) 39
4. Stephen Stapler (SDGST) 37
5. Scott Phillips (BYU) 34
6. Lloyd Jones (BYU) 33
  Jim Teahan (UT) 33
8. Clay Brown (BYU) 31
9. Steve Martinez (WY) 25
  Tony Allen (SDGST) 25

Receiving Yards

1. Stephen Stapler (SDGST) 794
2. Lloyd Jones (BYU) 735
3. Dan Pittman (WY) 733
4. Jim Teahan (UT) 560
5. Clay Brown (BYU) 498
6. Eric Lane (BYU) 477
7. Scott Phillips (BYU) 467
8. Dan Plater (BYU) 411
9. Homer Jones (BYU) 404
10. Bill Davis (BYU) 379

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Lloyd Jones (BYU) 22.3
2. Stephen Stapler (SDGST) 21.5
3. Bill Davis (BYU) 18.0
4. Dan Pittman (WY) 17.9
5. Matt Braga (BYU) 17.6
6. Dan Plater (BYU) 17.1
7. Jim Teahan (UT) 17.0
8. Bobby Taylor (SDGST) 16.1
9. Clay Brown (BYU) 16.1
10. Donnie Glenn (SDGST) 15.8

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Bill Davis (BYU) 7
  Matt Braga (BYU) 7
3. Dan Pittman (WY) 6
4. Stephen Stapler (SDGST) 5
  DeWayne Jett (HI) 5
  Jim Teahan (UT) 5
7. Chris Combs (NM) 4
  Cecil Stockdale (COST) 4
  Homer Jones (BYU) 4
  Scott Phillips (BYU) 4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Tony Allen (SDGST) 251
2. Phil Davis (WY) 240
3. Gary Allen (HI) 181
4. James Copeland (TXEP) 165
5. Jimmy Sayers (NM) 164
  Del Rodgers (UT) 164
7. Alvin Lewis (COST) 144
8. Tony Lindsay (UT) 137
  Keith Lee (COST) 137
10. Jamie Fox (NM) 135

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Tony Allen (SDGST) 1264
2. Gary Allen (HI) 1260
3. Eric Lane (BYU) 1072
4. Homer Jones (BYU) 950
5. Jimmy Sayers (NM) 841
6. Tony Lindsay (UT) 837
7. Stephen Stapler (SDGST) 794
8. Scott Phillips (BYU) 788
9. Dan Pittman (WY) 749
10. Lewis Walker (UT) 741

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Eric Lane (BYU) 13
2. Homer Jones (BYU) 11
  Del Rodgers (UT) 11
4. Tony Allen (SDGST) 10
  Gary Allen (HI) 10
  Phil Davis (WY) 10
7. Matt Braga (BYU) 8
  Lewis Walker (UT) 8
9. Bill Davis (BYU) 7
10. David Toloumu (HI) 6
  Dan Pittman (WY) 6

Total Plays

1. Marc Wilson (BYU) 488
2. Phil Davis (WY) 481
3. Keith Lee (COST) 303
4. Mark Halda (SDGST) 261
5. Floyd Hodge (UT) 231
6. Tony Allen (SDGST) 226
7. Keith Castle (TXEP) 172
8. Gary Allen (HI) 164
9. James Copeland (TXEP) 160
10. Del Rodgers (UT) 158

Total Yards

1. Marc Wilson (BYU) 3580
2. Phil Davis (WY) 2316
3. Mark Halda (SDGST) 1552
4. Floyd Hodge (UT) 1252
5. Keith Lee (COST) 1193
6. Tony Allen (SDGST) 1094
7. Gary Allen (HI) 1071
8. Tony Lindsay (UT) 816
9. Chris Schaefer (SDGST) 804
10. Lewis Walker (UT) 714

Total Yards Per Play

1. Marc Wilson (BYU) 7.3

Total Touchdowns

1. Marc Wilson (BYU) 33
2. Phil Davis (WY) 18
3. Eric Lane (BYU) 12
4. Del Rodgers (UT) 11
  Mark Halda (SDGST) 11
6. Tony Allen (SDGST) 10
  Floyd Hodge (UT) 10
8. Gary Allen (HI) 8
9. Homer Jones (BYU) 7
  Brad Wright (NM) 7
  Keith Lee (COST) 7
  Mike Stennis (HI) 7
  Lewis Walker (UT) 7