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1983 Western Athletic Conference Year Summary

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Record: 53-51-2, .509 W-L% (6th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -1.72 (8th of 11) ▪ SOS: -2.21 (8th of 11)

Conference Champion: Brigham Young

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Air Force and 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 42.1 20.6 15.42 -0.58
Air Force 10 2 0 .833 5 2 0 .714 30.6 18.4 8.43 -2.99
Wyoming 7 5 0 .583 5 3 0 .625 27.6 27.3 0.98 -2.35
New Mexico 6 6 0 .500 4 3 0 .571 19.9 19.4 -2.82 -3.74
Hawaii 5 5 1 .500 3 3 1 .500 22.8 21.5 -2.41 -3.32
Utah 5 6 0 .455 4 4 0 .500 26.9 26.3 -0.86 -1.50
Colorado State 5 7 0 .417 4 4 0 .500 18.5 28.3 -8.51 -1.51
San Diego State 2 9 1 .208 1 6 1 .188 18.4 29.3 -10.74 -0.66
Texas-El Paso 2 10 0 .167 0 8 0 .000 17.5 29.9 -14.95 -3.28

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 12/5 Final
Brigham Young           20 20 18 15 12 8 9 9 9 9 7
Air Force                         18 17 16 13

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1983-12-23 Holiday Bowl Brigham Young 21 Missouri 17 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
1983-12-10 Independence Bowl Air Force 9 Mississippi 3 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Steve Young (BYU) 306
2. Terry Nugent (COST) 275
3. Mark McKay (SDGST) 187
4. Raphel Cherry (HI) 170
5. Mark Stevens (UT) 149
6. Brad Baumberger (WY) 112
7. Buddy Funck (NM) 110
8. Jay Cleveland (TXEP) 71
9. Marty Louthan (AF) 62
10. Sammy Garza (TXEP) 39
Pass Attempts
1. Terry Nugent (COST) 433
2. Steve Young (BYU) 429
3. Mark McKay (SDGST) 337
4. Raphel Cherry (HI) 299
5. Mark Stevens (UT) 268
6. Buddy Funck (NM) 204
7. Brad Baumberger (WY) 189
8. Jay Cleveland (TXEP) 146
9. Marty Louthan (AF) 116
10. Sammy Garza (TXEP) 66
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Steve Young (BYU) 71.3
2. Terry Nugent (COST) 63.5
3. Brad Baumberger (WY) 59.3
4. Raphel Cherry (HI) 56.9
5. Mark Stevens (UT) 55.6
6. Mark McKay (SDGST) 55.5
7. Buddy Funck (NM) 53.9
Passing Yards
1. Steve Young (BYU) 3902
2. Terry Nugent (COST) 3319
3. Mark McKay (SDGST) 2490
4. Raphel Cherry (HI) 2478
5. Mark Stevens (UT) 1986
6. Brad Baumberger (WY) 1551
7. Buddy Funck (NM) 1521
8. Marty Louthan (AF) 1166
9. Jay Cleveland (TXEP) 834
10. Sammy Garza (TXEP) 437
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Steve Young (BYU) 9.1
2. Raphel Cherry (HI) 8.3
3. Brad Baumberger (WY) 8.2
4. Terry Nugent (COST) 7.7
5. Buddy Funck (NM) 7.5
6. Mark Stevens (UT) 7.4
7. Mark McKay (SDGST) 7.4
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Steve Young (BYU) 9.6
2. Brad Baumberger (WY) 7.6
3. Raphel Cherry (HI) 7.2
4. Mark Stevens (UT) 6.5
5. Terry Nugent (COST) 6.1
6. Mark McKay (SDGST) 5.5
7. Buddy Funck (NM) 5.3
Passing Touchdowns
1. Steve Young (BYU) 33
2. Raphel Cherry (HI) 18
3. Mark McKay (SDGST) 13
4. Terry Nugent (COST) 12
  Mark Stevens (UT) 12
6. Brad Baumberger (WY) 10
7. Buddy Funck (NM) 5
8. Sammy Garza (TXEP) 4
9. Marty Louthan (AF) 3
  Robbie Bosco (BYU) 3
Passing Interceptions
1. Terry Nugent (COST) 20
  Mark McKay (SDGST) 20
3. Raphel Cherry (HI) 15
4. Buddy Funck (NM) 12
5. Mark Stevens (UT) 11
6. Steve Young (BYU) 10
7. Brad Baumberger (WY) 7
  Jay Cleveland (TXEP) 7
9. Sammy Garza (TXEP) 6
10. Jim Plum (SDGST) 5
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Steve Young (BYU) 168.5
2. Brad Baumberger (WY) 138.2
3. Raphel Cherry (HI) 136.3
4. Terry Nugent (COST) 127.8
5. Mark Stevens (UT) 124.4
6. Mark McKay (SDGST) 118.4
7. Buddy Funck (NM) 112.9
Rush Attempts
1. Steve Bartalo (COST) 292
2. Buddy Funck (NM) 194
3. Brad Baumberger (WY) 185
4. John Kershner (AF) 166
5. Walter Goffigan (WY) 161
6. Raphel Cherry (HI) 147
  Mark Stevens (UT) 147
8. Marty Louthan (AF) 145
9. Michael Johnson (NM) 143
10. Casey Tiumalu (BYU) 139
Rushing Yards
1. Steve Bartalo (COST) 1113
2. John Kershner (AF) 934
3. Casey Tiumalu (BYU) 851
4. Walter Goffigan (WY) 810
5. Mike Brown (AF) 776
6. Marty Louthan (AF) 767
7. Michael Johnson (NM) 739
8. Eddie Lewis (UT) 734
9. Buddy Funck (NM) 633
10. Kevin Lowe (WY) 632
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Mike Brown (AF) 8.5
2. Kevin Lowe (WY) 6.6
3. Eddie Lewis (UT) 6.6
4. Casey Tiumalu (BYU) 6.1
5. John Kershner (AF) 5.6
6. Ted Sundquist (AF) 5.4
7. Marty Louthan (AF) 5.3
8. Michael Johnson (NM) 5.2
9. Danny Tarver (UT) 5.1
10. Hilria Johnson (UT) 5.0
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Marty Louthan (AF) 16
2. Mark Stevens (UT) 10
  Walter Goffigan (WY) 10
4. Waymon Hamilton (BYU) 9
  Eddie Lewis (UT) 9
6. Buddy Funck (NM) 8
  Raphel Cherry (HI) 8
  John Kershner (AF) 8
  Mike Brown (AF) 8
  Steve Young (BYU) 8
  Michael Johnson (NM) 8
  Eddie Stinnett (BYU) 8
  Steve Bartalo (COST) 8
Receptions
1. Jim Sandusky (SDGST) 69
  Keli McGregor (COST) 69
3. Jeff Champine (COST) 63
4. Casey Tiumalu (BYU) 60
5. Harper LeBel (COST) 59
6. Joe Tarver (UT) 51
7. Kirk Pendleton (BYU) 50
  Eddie Stinnett (BYU) 50
9. Gordon Hudson (BYU) 44
  Walter Murray (HI) 44
Receiving Yards
1. Jim Sandusky (SDGST) 1171
2. Jeff Champine (COST) 1002
3. Mike Kirby (AF) 862
4. Kirk Pendleton (BYU) 810
5. Walter Murray (HI) 773
6. Joe Tarver (UT) 757
7. Harper LeBel (COST) 729
8. Keli McGregor (COST) 717
9. Derwin Williams (NM) 677
10. Danny Huey (UT) 623
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Mike Kirby (AF) 22.7
2. Vince Warren (SDGST) 21.2
3. Glen Kozlowski (BYU) 18.3
4. Derwin Williams (NM) 18.3
5. Kenneth Whitehead (NM) 18.2
6. Walter Murray (HI) 17.6
7. Jim Sandusky (SDGST) 17.0
8. Kirk Pendleton (BYU) 16.2
9. Jeff Champine (COST) 15.9
10. Larry Linne (TXEP) 15.8
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Kirk Pendleton (BYU) 11
2. Walter Murray (HI) 7
  Jeff Champine (COST) 7
4. Gordon Hudson (BYU) 6
  Jim Sandusky (SDGST) 6
6. Vince Warren (SDGST) 5
  Glen Kozlowski (BYU) 5
  Danny Huey (UT) 5
  Derwin Williams (NM) 5
  Chris Kolodziejski (WY) 5
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Steve Bartalo (COST) 327
2. Casey Tiumalu (BYU) 199
3. Buddy Funck (NM) 194
4. Brad Baumberger (WY) 185
5. John Kershner (AF) 166
6. Walter Goffigan (WY) 165
7. Mike Waters (SDGST) 153
8. Michael Johnson (NM) 148
9. Raphel Cherry (HI) 147
  Mark Stevens (UT) 147
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Casey Tiumalu (BYU) 1434
2. Steve Bartalo (COST) 1397
3. Jim Sandusky (SDGST) 1156
4. Jeff Champine (COST) 1002
5. John Kershner (AF) 934
6. Eddie Stinnett (BYU) 933
7. Mike Brown (AF) 878
8. Mike Kirby (AF) 862
9. Walter Goffigan (WY) 843
10. Kirk Pendleton (BYU) 837
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Marty Louthan (AF) 16
2. Kirk Pendleton (BYU) 11
3. Waymon Hamilton (BYU) 10
  Mark Stevens (UT) 10
  Walter Goffigan (WY) 10
6. Steve Bartalo (COST) 9
  Eddie Stinnett (BYU) 9
  Eddie Lewis (UT) 9
9. Buddy Funck (NM) 8
  Mike Brown (AF) 8
  John Kershner (AF) 8
  Raphel Cherry (HI) 8
  Michael Johnson (NM) 8
  Steve Young (BYU) 8
Total Plays
1. Steve Young (BYU) 531
2. Terry Nugent (COST) 523
3. Raphel Cherry (HI) 446
4. Mark Stevens (UT) 415
5. Mark McKay (SDGST) 408
6. Buddy Funck (NM) 398
7. Brad Baumberger (WY) 374
8. Steve Bartalo (COST) 292
9. Marty Louthan (AF) 261
10. Jay Cleveland (TXEP) 199
Total Yards
1. Steve Young (BYU) 4346
2. Terry Nugent (COST) 3043
3. Raphel Cherry (HI) 2734
4. Mark Stevens (UT) 2520
5. Mark McKay (SDGST) 2305
6. Buddy Funck (NM) 2154
7. Brad Baumberger (WY) 2085
8. Marty Louthan (AF) 1933
9. Steve Bartalo (COST) 1113
10. John Kershner (AF) 934
Total Yards Per Play
1. Steve Young (BYU) 8.2
2. Terry Nugent (COST) 5.8
Total Touchdowns
1. Steve Young (BYU) 41
2. Raphel Cherry (HI) 26
3. Mark Stevens (UT) 22
4. Marty Louthan (AF) 19
5. Brad Baumberger (WY) 17
6. Terry Nugent (COST) 16
7. Mark McKay (SDGST) 15
8. Buddy Funck (NM) 13
9. Walter Goffigan (WY) 10
10. Waymon Hamilton (BYU) 9
  Eddie Stinnett (BYU) 9
  Eddie Lewis (UT) 9