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1979 Western Athletic Conference Year Summary

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Record: 47-45-1, .511 W-L% (9th 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 Completion Percentage

1. Marc Wilson (Brigham Young) 58.5
2. Mark Halda (San Diego State) 52.6
3. Phil Davis (Wyoming) 46.9

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Marc Wilson (Brigham Young) 8.7
2. Mark Halda (San Diego State) 7.2
3. Phil Davis (Wyoming) 7.0

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Marc Wilson (Brigham Young) 8.5
2. Mark Halda (San Diego State) 4.8
3. Phil Davis (Wyoming) 4.3

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Marc Wilson (Brigham Young) 147.1
2. Mark Halda (San Diego State) 112.6
3. Phil Davis (Wyoming) 101.7

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Lewis Walker (Utah) 7.7
2. Homer Jones (Brigham Young) 7.3
3. Gary Allen (Hawaii) 6.4
4. Eric Lane (Brigham Young) 6.3
5. Tony Lindsay (Utah) 6.2
6. David Toloumu (Hawaii) 5.4
7. Tony Allen (San Diego State) 4.8
8. Jimmy Sayers (New Mexico) 4.8
9. Mike D. Carter (New Mexico) 4.8
10. George Bell (Hawaii) 4.7

Total Yards Per Play

1. Marc Wilson (Brigham Young) 7.3

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Dana McLemore (Hawaii) 2

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. David Toloumu (Hawaii) 27.5
2. Homer Jones (Brigham Young) 26.3
3. Lewis Walker (Utah) 22.4
4. Sharay Fields (New Mexico) 21.0
5. Dan Pittman (Wyoming) 20.8
6. Stephen Stapler (San Diego State) 19.6
7. William Cash (Texas-El Paso) 19.5