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1979 Western Athletic Conference Year Summary

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Record: 47-45-1, .511 W-L% (5th 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)

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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. Floyd Hodge (UT) 8
  Phil Davis (WY) 8
5. Steve Rakhshani (HI) 5
  Mike Stennis (HI) 5
7. Royce Bybee (BYU) 4
  Keith Lee (COST) 4
  Dave Osborn (NM) 4
  David Stone (TXEP) 4

Passing Interceptions

1. Phil Davis (WY) 18
2. Mark Halda (SDGST) 17
3. Marc Wilson (BYU) 15
4. Keith Castle (TXEP) 8
  Dave Osborn (NM) 8
  Keith Lee (COST) 8
7. Floyd Hodge (UT) 7
  Chris Schaefer (SDGST) 7
  Steve Rakhshani (HI) 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. Phil Davis (WY) 10
  Tony Allen (SDGST) 10
5. Gary Allen (HI) 8
6. Homer Jones (BYU) 7
  Lewis Walker (UT) 7
8. David Toloumu (HI) 5
9. Marc Wilson (BYU) 4
  Mike Faucett (COST) 4
  Brad Wright (NM) 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. Dan Pittman (WY) 17.9
4. Dan Plater (BYU) 17.1
5. Jim Teahan (UT) 17.0
6. Bobby Taylor (SDGST) 16.1
7. Clay Brown (BYU) 16.1
8. Donnie Glenn (SDGST) 15.8
9. Steve Martinez (WY) 14.2
10. Scott Phillips (BYU) 13.7

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Matt Braga (BYU) 7
  Bill Davis (BYU) 7
3. Dan Pittman (WY) 6
4. Stephen Stapler (SDGST) 5
  DeWayne Jett (HI) 5
  Jim Teahan (UT) 5
7. Scott Phillips (BYU) 4
  Chris Combs (NM) 4
  Cecil Stockdale (COST) 4
  Homer Jones (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. Del Rodgers (UT) 164
  Jimmy Sayers (NM) 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. Del Rodgers (UT) 11
  Homer Jones (BYU) 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. Mark Halda (SDGST) 11
  Del Rodgers (UT) 11
6. Tony Allen (SDGST) 10
  Floyd Hodge (UT) 10
8. Gary Allen (HI) 8
9. Mike Stennis (HI) 7
  Keith Lee (COST) 7
  Lewis Walker (UT) 7
  Homer Jones (BYU) 7
  Brad Wright (NM) 7