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1981 Western Athletic Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Brigham Young 11 2 0 .846 7 1 0 .875 38.7 19.7 12.38 -2.08
Hawaii 9 2 0 .818 5 1 0 .833 29.8 11.8 10.25 -3.56
Utah 8 2 1 .773 4 1 1 .750 29.2 18.8 4.78 -2.76
Wyoming 8 3 0 .727 6 2 0 .750 31.3 18.5 8.17 -1.19
New Mexico 4 7 1 .375 3 4 1 .438 18.8 19.3 -2.16 -0.99
Air Force 4 7 0 .364 2 3 0 .400 15.5 22.9 -6.02 0.89
San Diego State 6 5 0 .545 3 5 0 .375 25.4 20.6 2.51 -0.22
Texas-El Paso 1 10 0 .091 1 6 0 .143 13.3 40.1 -18.57 -0.75
Colorado State 0 12 0 .000 0 8 0 .000 13.7 41.8 -13.01 4.83

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 Final
Brigham Young 16 15 13 11 10 8 17 13       18 14 14 13
Hawaii                     19        

1 Bowl Game

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1981-12-18 Holiday Bowl Brigham Young 38 Washington State 36 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)

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

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

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

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. Dave Osborn (NM) 5
  Steve Young (BYU) 5
  Ken Vierra (UT) 5

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

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

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

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

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. George James (AF) 6
  Walter Goffigan (WY) 6
9. Charlie Heath (AF) 5
  David Toloumu (HI) 5
  Carl Monroe (UT) 5
  Peter Ruel (WY) 5
  John Kershner (AF) 5
  Scott Pettis (BYU) 5

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

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

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

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. Steve Martinez (WY) 4
  Jerry Apodaca (NM) 4
  Scott Pettis (BYU) 4

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. Phil Davis (WY) 142
  Scott Pettis (BYU) 142
8. Delbert Thompson (TXEP) 129
9. Waymon Hamilton (BYU) 128
10. Anthony Edgar (HI) 127

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

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Waymon Hamilton (BYU) 16
2. Del Rodgers (UT) 14
3. Gordon Hudson (BYU) 10
  Jeff Champine (COST) 10
  Gary Allen (HI) 10
  Phil Davis (WY) 10
7. Scott Pettis (BYU) 9
  Anthony Edgar (HI) 9
9. Don Roberts (SDGST) 8
10. Darius Durham (SDGST) 7
  Matt Kofler (SDGST) 7

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. Brad McEachern (TXEP) 197
  Gary Allen (HI) 197

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

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