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1980 Western Athletic Conference Year Summary

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Record: 48-53-3, .476 W-L% (11th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -2.13 (8th of 14) ▪ SOS: -0.46 (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 12 1 0 .923 6 1 0 .857 46.6 18.7 18.46 -0.77
Colorado State 6 4 1 .591 5 1 1 .786 21.1 30.0 -1.71 0.11
Hawaii 8 3 0 .727 3 3 0 .500 23.6 19.3 -0.19 -3.83
Wyoming 6 5 0 .545 4 4 0 .500 28.7 22.1 1.99 -3.20
San Diego State 4 8 0 .333 4 4 0 .500 13.4 24.5 -8.68 0.99
New Mexico 4 7 0 .364 3 4 0 .429 22.4 33.1 -5.42 0.85
Utah 5 5 1 .500 2 3 1 .417 23.5 26.6 -0.24 -0.52
Air Force 2 9 1 .208 1 3 0 .250 13.4 24.2 -7.01 2.49
Texas-El Paso 1 11 0 .083 1 6 0 .143 11.9 35.3 -16.34 -0.26

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
Brigham Young               19 17 13 13 13 12 13 14 12

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1980-12-19 Holiday Bowl Brigham Young 46 Southern Methodist 45 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 284
2. Steve Fairchild (COST) 200
3. Ricky Hardin (UT) 179
4. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 99
5. Robin Gabriel (NM) 75
6. Brad Wright (NM) 72
7. Mike Stennis (HI) 71
8. Scott Schafer (AF) 65
9. Phil Davis (WY) 63
10. Mark Halda (SDGST) 62

Pass Attempts

1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 445
2. Steve Fairchild (COST) 392
3. Ricky Hardin (UT) 290
4. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 179
5. Robin Gabriel (NM) 170
6. Scott Schafer (AF) 159
7. Phil Davis (WY) 147
8. Brad Wright (NM) 145
9. Mike Stennis (HI) 141
10. Mark Halda (SDGST) 131

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 63.8
2. Ricky Hardin (UT) 61.7
3. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 55.3
4. Steve Fairchild (COST) 51.0
5. Robin Gabriel (NM) 44.1

Passing Yards

1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 4571
2. Steve Fairchild (COST) 2578
3. Ricky Hardin (UT) 2458
4. Phil Davis (WY) 1143
5. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 1139
6. Robin Gabriel (NM) 1083
7. Brad Wright (NM) 1068
8. Scott Schafer (AF) 944
9. Mike Stennis (HI) 869
10. Mark Halda (SDGST) 633

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 10.3
2. Ricky Hardin (UT) 8.5
3. Steve Fairchild (COST) 6.6
4. Robin Gabriel (NM) 6.4
5. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 6.4

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 10.6
2. Ricky Hardin (UT) 6.6
3. Steve Fairchild (COST) 5.4
4. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 4.4
5. Robin Gabriel (NM) 4.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 47
2. Steve Fairchild (COST) 15
  Ricky Hardin (UT) 15
4. Brad Wright (NM) 8
5. Robin Gabriel (NM) 6
  Phil Davis (WY) 6
7. Scott Schafer (AF) 4
8. Blane Gaison (HI) 3
  Matt Kofler (SDGST) 3
  Mike Stennis (HI) 3
  Marty Louthan (AF) 3
  Mark Halda (SDGST) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Ricky Hardin (UT) 19
2. Jim McMahon (BYU) 18
3. Steve Fairchild (COST) 17
4. Mark Halda (SDGST) 12
5. Robin Gabriel (NM) 11
6. Scott Schafer (AF) 9
  Matt Kofler (SDGST) 9
8. Keith Castle (TXEP) 7
  Brad Wright (NM) 7
10. Paul Sieczkowski (TXEP) 6
  Mike Stennis (HI) 6
  Marty Louthan (AF) 6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 176.9
2. Ricky Hardin (UT) 136.9
3. Steve Fairchild (COST) 110.2
4. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 104.2
5. Robin Gabriel (NM) 96.3

Rush Attempts

1. Delbert Thompson (TXEP) 213
2. Alvin Lewis (COST) 211
3. Gary Allen (HI) 193
4. Tony Lindsay (UT) 190
5. Scott Schafer (AF) 179
6. Jimmy Sayers (NM) 166
7. Mandel Robinson (WY) 152
8. Phil Davis (WY) 151
9. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 146
10. Ted Sundquist (AF) 122

Rushing Yards

1. Alvin Lewis (COST) 1047
2. Delbert Thompson (TXEP) 923
3. Tony Lindsay (UT) 909
4. Mandel Robinson (WY) 873
5. Gary Allen (HI) 864
6. Jimmy Sayers (NM) 691
7. Del Rodgers (UT) 599
8. Ted Sundquist (AF) 583
9. Phil Davis (WY) 521
10. Jim Brooks (NM) 483

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mandel Robinson (WY) 5.7
2. Eddie Warren (WY) 5.3
3. Charlie Heath (AF) 5.1
4. David Toloumu (HI) 5.0
5. Alvin Lewis (COST) 5.0
6. Del Rodgers (UT) 5.0
7. Eric Lane (BYU) 4.9
8. Tony Lindsay (UT) 4.8
9. Ted Sundquist (AF) 4.8
10. Sam Baldwin (UT) 4.6

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Eric Lane (BYU) 10
  Mandel Robinson (WY) 10
3. Tony Lindsay (UT) 8
  Alvin Lewis (COST) 8
5. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 7
  Eddie Warren (WY) 7
  Phil Davis (WY) 7
  Brad Wright (NM) 7
9. Jim McMahon (BYU) 6
  Del Rodgers (UT) 6

Receptions

1. Scott Phillips (BYU) 60
2. Clay Brown (BYU) 48
3. Andy Bark (AF) 47
  Tony Goolsby (COST) 47
5. Floyd Hodge (UT) 44
6. Eric Lane (BYU) 43
  Ricky Martin (NM) 43
8. Bobby Taylor (SDGST) 40
9. Dan Plater (BYU) 37
  Alvin Lewis (COST) 37

Receiving Yards

1. Clay Brown (BYU) 1009
2. Ricky Martin (NM) 850
3. Tony Goolsby (COST) 838
4. Floyd Hodge (UT) 829
5. Andy Bark (AF) 794
6. Scott Phillips (BYU) 689
7. Lloyd Jones (BYU) 661
8. Dan Plater (BYU) 660
9. Bobby Taylor (SDGST) 656
10. Steve Martinez (WY) 513

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Lloyd Jones (BYU) 22.8
2. Clay Brown (BYU) 21.0
3. Ricky Martin (NM) 19.8
4. Steve Martinez (WY) 19.0
5. Floyd Hodge (UT) 18.8
6. Matt Braga (BYU) 18.7
7. Bill Davis (BYU) 17.9
8. Dan Plater (BYU) 17.8
9. Tony Goolsby (COST) 17.8
10. Richie Hall (COST) 17.2

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Clay Brown (BYU) 15
2. Ricky Martin (NM) 8
  Dan Plater (BYU) 8
4. Scott Phillips (BYU) 7
5. Matt Braga (BYU) 6
6. Tony Goolsby (COST) 5
  Andy Bark (AF) 5
  Floyd Hodge (UT) 5
9. Eric Lane (BYU) 4
  Bill Davis (BYU) 4
  Bobby Taylor (SDGST) 4
  Mike Camp (COST) 4
  Steve Martinez (WY) 4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Alvin Lewis (COST) 248
2. Delbert Thompson (TXEP) 235
3. Gary Allen (HI) 219
4. Tony Lindsay (UT) 215
5. Jimmy Sayers (NM) 187
6. Scott Schafer (AF) 179
7. Mandel Robinson (WY) 154
8. Phil Davis (WY) 151
9. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 146
10. Eric Lane (BYU) 139

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Alvin Lewis (COST) 1382
2. Tony Lindsay (UT) 1124
3. Gary Allen (HI) 1121
4. Delbert Thompson (TXEP) 1095
5. Scott Phillips (BYU) 1019
6. Clay Brown (BYU) 1009
7. Mandel Robinson (WY) 903
8. Eric Lane (BYU) 894
9. Floyd Hodge (UT) 869
10. Ricky Martin (NM) 860

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Clay Brown (BYU) 15
2. Eric Lane (BYU) 14
3. Mandel Robinson (WY) 10
4. Tony Lindsay (UT) 9
  Alvin Lewis (COST) 9
6. Dan Plater (BYU) 8
  Ricky Martin (NM) 8
8. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 7
  Eddie Warren (WY) 7
  Phil Davis (WY) 7
  Brad Wright (NM) 7
  Scott Phillips (BYU) 7

Total Plays

1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 540
2. Steve Fairchild (COST) 455
3. Scott Schafer (AF) 338
4. Ricky Hardin (UT) 336
5. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 325
6. Phil Davis (WY) 298
7. Brad Wright (NM) 231
8. Mike Stennis (HI) 217
9. Delbert Thompson (TXEP) 214
10. Alvin Lewis (COST) 212

Total Yards

1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 4627
2. Steve Fairchild (COST) 2389
3. Ricky Hardin (UT) 2291
4. Phil Davis (WY) 1664
5. Scott Schafer (AF) 1339
6. Brad Wright (NM) 1188
7. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 1163
8. Mike Stennis (HI) 1071
9. Alvin Lewis (COST) 1047
10. Robin Gabriel (NM) 1017

Total Yards Per Play

1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 8.6

Total Touchdowns

1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 53
2. Steve Fairchild (COST) 18
3. Ricky Hardin (UT) 16
4. Brad Wright (NM) 15
5. Phil Davis (WY) 13
6. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 10
  Eric Lane (BYU) 10
  Mandel Robinson (WY) 10
9. Tony Lindsay (UT) 8
  Robin Gabriel (NM) 8
  Mike Stennis (HI) 8
  Alvin Lewis (COST) 8