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1981 Western Athletic Conference Leaders

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Record: 51-50-2, .505 W-L% (10th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -0.18 (8th of 14) ▪ SOS: -0.65 (8th of 14)

Conference Champion: Brigham Young

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

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 272
2. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 262
3. Robin Gabriel (NM) 123
4. Tyce Ferguson (UT) 102
5. Terry Nugent (COST) 83
6. Tom Thenell (COST) 80
7. Phil Davis (WY) 75
8. Tim Lyons (HI) 72
9. Brad McEachern (TXEP) 71
10. Steve Young (BYU) 56
11. Jeff Riley (TXEP) 47
12. Dave Osborn (NM) 46
13. Ed Antoine (AF) 42
14. Bernard Quarles (HI) 40
15. Ken Vierra (UT) 38
16. Jay Wiley (TXEP) 23
17. Marty Louthan (AF) 21
  Jim Miller (AF) 21
19. Mark Miller (COST) 18
  Craig Johnson (WY) 18
Pass Attempts
1. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 436
2. Jim McMahon (BYU) 423
3. Robin Gabriel (NM) 277
4. Tom Thenell (COST) 185
5. Tyce Ferguson (UT) 177
6. Terry Nugent (COST) 174
7. Phil Davis (WY) 145
8. Tim Lyons (HI) 142
9. Jeff Riley (TXEP) 127
10. Brad McEachern (TXEP) 124
11. Steve Young (BYU) 112
12. Dave Osborn (NM) 104
13. Ed Antoine (AF) 96
14. Bernard Quarles (HI) 76
15. Jay Wiley (TXEP) 74
16. Ken Vierra (UT) 63
17. Craig Johnson (WY) 53
18. Mark Miller (COST) 47
19. Marty Louthan (AF) 46
20. Jim Miller (AF) 42
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 64.3
2. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 60.1
3. Tyce Ferguson (UT) 57.6
4. Terry Nugent (COST) 47.7
5. Robin Gabriel (NM) 44.4
6. Tom Thenell (COST) 43.2
Passing Yards
1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 3555
2. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 3337
3. Robin Gabriel (NM) 1783
4. Tyce Ferguson (UT) 1235
5. Phil Davis (WY) 1173
6. Tom Thenell (COST) 1079
7. Terry Nugent (COST) 1075
8. Tim Lyons (HI) 970
9. Steve Young (BYU) 731
10. Ken Vierra (UT) 723
11. Brad McEachern (TXEP) 690
12. Bernard Quarles (HI) 602
13. Jeff Riley (TXEP) 574
14. Dave Osborn (NM) 563
15. Ed Antoine (AF) 455
16. Mark Miller (COST) 286
17. Craig Johnson (WY) 277
18. Jay Wiley (TXEP) 272
19. Marty Louthan (AF) 263
20. Jim Miller (AF) 238
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 8.4
2. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 7.7
3. Tyce Ferguson (UT) 7.0
4. Robin Gabriel (NM) 6.4
5. Terry Nugent (COST) 6.2
6. Tom Thenell (COST) 5.8
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 9.1
2. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 7.1
3. Robin Gabriel (NM) 5.6
4. Tom Thenell (COST) 5.3
5. Terry Nugent (COST) 4.7
6. Tyce Ferguson (UT) 4.6
Passing Touchdowns
1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 30
2. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 21
3. Tom Thenell (COST) 11
4. Terry Nugent (COST) 10
5. Phil Davis (WY) 9
6. Robin Gabriel (NM) 8
7. Tyce Ferguson (UT) 6
8. Steve Young (BYU) 5
  Dave Osborn (NM) 5
  Ken Vierra (UT) 5
11. Bernard Quarles (HI) 4
  Tim Lyons (HI) 4
  Craig Johnson (WY) 4
14. Brad McEachern (TXEP) 3
Passing Interceptions
1. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 15
2. Tyce Ferguson (UT) 12
3. Terry Nugent (COST) 10
4. Robin Gabriel (NM) 9
5. Ed Antoine (AF) 8
  Mark Miller (COST) 8
7. Tom Thenell (COST) 7
  Jim McMahon (BYU) 7
9. Tim Lyons (HI) 6
  Brad McEachern (TXEP) 6
11. Jay Wiley (TXEP) 5
  Dave Osborn (NM) 5
  Steve Young (BYU) 5
14. Jim Miller (AF) 3
15. Pat Bendrick (AF) 2
  Phil Davis (WY) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 155.0
2. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 133.4
3. Tyce Ferguson (UT) 113.9
4. Terry Nugent (COST) 107.1
5. Tom Thenell (COST) 104.3
6. Robin Gabriel (NM) 101.5
Rush Attempts
1. Gary Allen (HI) 194
2. Troy Lindsay (COST) 172
3. Del Rodgers (UT) 170
4. Mike D. Carter (NM) 158
  Matt Kofler (SDGST) 158
6. Phil Davis (WY) 142
7. John Kershner (AF) 120
8. Anthony Edgar (HI) 118
9. Walter Goffigan (WY) 103
10. Delbert Thompson (TXEP) 102
11. Carl Monroe (UT) 99
12. Charlie Heath (AF) 98
13. Waymon Hamilton (BYU) 96
14. Dave Osborn (NM) 94
  Scott Pettis (BYU) 94
16. George James (AF) 93
17. Doug Moore (WY) 92
18. Robin Gabriel (NM) 91
19. Peter Ruel (WY) 90
20. Robbie Richeson (UT) 88
Rushing Yards
1. Del Rodgers (UT) 1127
2. Gary Allen (HI) 1006
3. John Kershner (AF) 685
4. Anthony Edgar (HI) 645
5. Mike D. Carter (NM) 595
6. Troy Lindsay (COST) 577
7. Phil Davis (WY) 575
8. Delbert Thompson (TXEP) 560
9. Carl Monroe (UT) 522
10. Robbie Richeson (UT) 516
11. Scott Pettis (BYU) 499
12. Walter Goffigan (WY) 483
13. Doug Moore (WY) 475
14. David Toloumu (HI) 417
15. Hilria Johnson (UT) 395
16. Waymon Hamilton (BYU) 394
17. Peter Ruel (WY) 382
18. Charlie Heath (AF) 369
19. Greg Adams (TXEP) 362
20. Bernard Quarles (HI) 321
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Del Rodgers (UT) 6.6
2. Robbie Richeson (UT) 5.9
3. John Kershner (AF) 5.7
4. Delbert Thompson (TXEP) 5.5
5. Anthony Edgar (HI) 5.5
6. Scott Pettis (BYU) 5.3
7. Carl Monroe (UT) 5.3
8. Gary Allen (HI) 5.2
9. Greg Adams (TXEP) 5.2
10. Doug Moore (WY) 5.2
11. Hilria Johnson (UT) 5.1
12. David Toloumu (HI) 5.0
13. Walter Goffigan (WY) 4.7
14. Peter Ruel (WY) 4.2
15. Waymon Hamilton (BYU) 4.1
16. Phil Davis (WY) 4.0
17. Mike D. Carter (NM) 3.8
18. Charlie Heath (AF) 3.8
19. Mike Hendricks (COST) 3.6
20. George James (AF) 3.4
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Waymon Hamilton (BYU) 14
2. Del Rodgers (UT) 13
3. Phil Davis (WY) 10
4. Anthony Edgar (HI) 9
5. Gary Allen (HI) 8
6. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 7
7. Walter Goffigan (WY) 6
  George James (AF) 6
9. John Kershner (AF) 5
  David Toloumu (HI) 5
  Peter Ruel (WY) 5
  Carl Monroe (UT) 5
  Charlie Heath (AF) 5
  Scott Pettis (BYU) 5
15. Brad McEachern (TXEP) 4
  Mike D. Carter (NM) 4
  Robin Gabriel (NM) 4
18. Dave Osborn (NM) 3
  Vai Sikahema (BYU) 3
  Dane Ingram (WY) 3
  Robbie Richeson (UT) 3
  Don Roberts (SDGST) 3
Receptions
1. Gordon Hudson (BYU) 67
2. Jeff Champine (COST) 66
3. Darius Durham (SDGST) 65
4. Dan Plater (BYU) 62
5. Scott Pettis (BYU) 48
6. Keith Magee (NM) 44
7. Craig Ellis (SDGST) 39
8. Steve Martinez (WY) 37
9. Mike Kirby (AF) 35
10. Waymon Hamilton (BYU) 32
11. Neil Balholm (BYU) 31
12. Tony Graham (UT) 29
  Glen Kozlowski (BYU) 29
14. Phil Smith (SDGST) 28
  Don Roberts (SDGST) 28
16. Delbert Thompson (TXEP) 27
  James Williams (WY) 27
18. John Jessup (SDGST) 26
  Jeff Raikes (COST) 26
  Scott Collie (BYU) 26
Receiving Yards
1. Darius Durham (SDGST) 988
2. Gordon Hudson (BYU) 960
3. Dan Plater (BYU) 891
4. Jeff Champine (COST) 882
5. Keith Magee (NM) 706
6. Steve Martinez (WY) 629
7. Scott Pettis (BYU) 490
8. Tony Graham (UT) 476
  Phil Smith (SDGST) 476
10. Neil Balholm (BYU) 465
11. Jeff Raikes (COST) 450
12. Jerry Apodaca (NM) 444
13. James Williams (WY) 421
14. Mike Kirby (AF) 415
15. Scott Collie (BYU) 404
16. Waymon Hamilton (BYU) 387
17. Glen Kozlowski (BYU) 376
18. Mike Camp (COST) 375
19. Gary Allen (HI) 367
20. Jim Teahan (UT) 338
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Jerry Apodaca (NM) 17.8
2. Gary Allen (HI) 17.5
3. Jeff Raikes (COST) 17.3
4. Steve Martinez (WY) 17.0
  Phil Smith (SDGST) 17.0
6. Tony Graham (UT) 16.4
7. Keith Magee (NM) 16.0
8. James Williams (WY) 15.6
9. Scott Collie (BYU) 15.5
10. Darius Durham (SDGST) 15.2
11. Neil Balholm (BYU) 15.0
12. Dan Plater (BYU) 14.4
13. Gordon Hudson (BYU) 14.3
14. Ron Pennick (HI) 14.1
15. Merv Lopes (HI) 13.6
16. Jeff Champine (COST) 13.4
17. Glen Kozlowski (BYU) 13.0
18. Jim Beautrow (SDGST) 12.7
19. Waymon Hamilton (BYU) 12.1
20. Eric Anderson (TXEP) 12.0
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Gordon Hudson (BYU) 10
  Jeff Champine (COST) 10
3. Darius Durham (SDGST) 7
4. James Williams (WY) 6
5. Dan Plater (BYU) 5
  Glen Kozlowski (BYU) 5
  Don Roberts (SDGST) 5
8. Scott Pettis (BYU) 4
  Jerry Apodaca (NM) 4
  Steve Martinez (WY) 4
11. Neil Balholm (BYU) 3
  Tony Graham (UT) 3
  Jeff Raikes (COST) 3
  Ray Elgaard (UT) 3
  Keith Magee (NM) 3
  Scott Collie (BYU) 3
17. Carl Foster (NM) 2
  Craig Ellis (SDGST) 2
  Kenny Jones (TXEP) 2
  Waymon Hamilton (BYU) 2
  Dino Arelliano (HI) 2
  Roderick Wise (UT) 2
  David Mills (BYU) 2
  Jim Beautrow (SDGST) 2
  Merv Lopes (HI) 2
  Gary Allen (HI) 2
  Phil Smith (SDGST) 2
  Ron Pennick (HI) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Gary Allen (HI) 215
2. Troy Lindsay (COST) 192
3. Del Rodgers (UT) 187
4. Mike D. Carter (NM) 183
5. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 158
6. Scott Pettis (BYU) 142
  Phil Davis (WY) 142
8. Delbert Thompson (TXEP) 129
9. Waymon Hamilton (BYU) 128
10. Anthony Edgar (HI) 127
11. John Kershner (AF) 121
12. Carl Monroe (UT) 113
13. Charlie Heath (AF) 108
14. Walter Goffigan (WY) 105
15. Robbie Richeson (UT) 98
16. George James (AF) 96
17. Dave Osborn (NM) 94
  David Toloumu (HI) 94
  Doug Moore (WY) 94
20. Peter Ruel (WY) 92
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Gary Allen (HI) 1373
2. Del Rodgers (UT) 1283
3. Scott Pettis (BYU) 989
4. Darius Durham (SDGST) 988
5. Gordon Hudson (BYU) 960
6. Dan Plater (BYU) 891
7. Jeff Champine (COST) 882
8. Mike D. Carter (NM) 840
9. Delbert Thompson (TXEP) 832
10. Waymon Hamilton (BYU) 781
11. Anthony Edgar (HI) 730
12. Keith Magee (NM) 720
13. Troy Lindsay (COST) 713
14. John Kershner (AF) 688
15. Carl Monroe (UT) 663
16. Steve Martinez (WY) 629
17. Robbie Richeson (UT) 621
18. Phil Davis (WY) 575
19. Walter Goffigan (WY) 550
20. Don Roberts (SDGST) 544
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Waymon Hamilton (BYU) 16
2. Del Rodgers (UT) 14
3. Gordon Hudson (BYU) 10
  Gary Allen (HI) 10
  Phil Davis (WY) 10
  Jeff Champine (COST) 10
7. Anthony Edgar (HI) 9
  Scott Pettis (BYU) 9
9. Don Roberts (SDGST) 8
10. Darius Durham (SDGST) 7
  Matt Kofler (SDGST) 7
12. James Williams (WY) 6
  George James (AF) 6
  Walter Goffigan (WY) 6
15. Glen Kozlowski (BYU) 5
  Carl Monroe (UT) 5
  Peter Ruel (WY) 5
  Mike D. Carter (NM) 5
  David Toloumu (HI) 5
  John Kershner (AF) 5
  Dan Plater (BYU) 5
  Charlie Heath (AF) 5
Total Plays
1. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 594
2. Jim McMahon (BYU) 487
3. Robin Gabriel (NM) 368
4. Phil Davis (WY) 287
5. Tom Thenell (COST) 227
  Tyce Ferguson (UT) 227
7. Terry Nugent (COST) 226
8. Dave Osborn (NM) 198
9. Gary Allen (HI) 197
  Brad McEachern (TXEP) 197
11. Tim Lyons (HI) 187
12. Troy Lindsay (COST) 172
13. Del Rodgers (UT) 170
14. Jeff Riley (TXEP) 167
15. Steve Young (BYU) 165
16. Mike D. Carter (NM) 158
17. Ed Antoine (AF) 147
18. Bernard Quarles (HI) 123
19. John Kershner (AF) 120
20. Anthony Edgar (HI) 119
Total Yards
1. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 3528
2. Jim McMahon (BYU) 3458
3. Phil Davis (WY) 1748
4. Robin Gabriel (NM) 1699
5. Del Rodgers (UT) 1127
6. Tyce Ferguson (UT) 1055
7. Gary Allen (HI) 1011
8. Tim Lyons (HI) 1002
9. Tom Thenell (COST) 974
10. Steve Young (BYU) 964
11. Bernard Quarles (HI) 923
12. Terry Nugent (COST) 810
13. Dave Osborn (NM) 699
14. Ken Vierra (UT) 694
15. John Kershner (AF) 685
16. Anthony Edgar (HI) 645
17. Jeff Riley (TXEP) 629
18. Brad McEachern (TXEP) 626
19. Mike D. Carter (NM) 595
20. Troy Lindsay (COST) 577
Total Yards Per Play
1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 7.1
2. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 5.9
Total Touchdowns
1. Jim McMahon (BYU) 30
2. Matt Kofler (SDGST) 28
3. Phil Davis (WY) 19
4. Waymon Hamilton (BYU) 14
5. Del Rodgers (UT) 13
6. Robin Gabriel (NM) 12
7. Tom Thenell (COST) 11
8. Terry Nugent (COST) 10
9. Anthony Edgar (HI) 9
10. Dave Osborn (NM) 8
  Gary Allen (HI) 8
12. Brad McEachern (TXEP) 7
13. Tyce Ferguson (UT) 6
  Bernard Quarles (HI) 6
  George James (AF) 6
  Tim Lyons (HI) 6
  Craig Johnson (WY) 6
  Walter Goffigan (WY) 6
  Ken Vierra (UT) 6
20. Charlie Heath (AF) 5
  Carl Monroe (UT) 5
  Steve Young (BYU) 5
  Peter Ruel (WY) 5
  David Toloumu (HI) 5
  John Kershner (AF) 5
  Scott Pettis (BYU) 5