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1989 Western Athletic Conference Year Summary

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Record: 51-54-4, .486 W-L% (8th of 10) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -0.58 (8th of 10) ▪ SOS: -0.58 (8th of 10)

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 10 3 0 .769 7 1 0 .875 40.2 28.4 10.84 -0.62
Air Force 8 4 1 .654 5 1 1 .786 36.5 27.5 7.20 -0.41
Hawaii 9 3 1 .731 5 2 1 .688 36.2 21.6 5.13 -2.72
Wyoming 5 6 0 .455 5 3 0 .625 25.5 27.2 -0.26 0.11
San Diego State 6 5 1 .542 4 3 0 .571 30.7 31.5 -1.44 -1.53
Colorado State 5 5 1 .500 4 3 0 .571 31.8 27.6 1.47 1.38
Utah 4 8 0 .333 2 6 0 .250 30.4 43.7 -7.72 0.78
Texas-El Paso 2 10 0 .167 1 7 0 .125 19.8 34.3 -12.82 -1.48
New Mexico 2 10 0 .167 0 7 0 .000 24.8 31.5 -7.62 -0.70

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 12/12 Final
Brigham Young 19 24         25 21 18 23 21 21 21 19 19 19 22
Air Force         24 20 17 19                  
Hawaii                       24 24 23 23 25  

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1989-12-29 Holiday Bowl Penn State 50 Brigham Young 39 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
1989-12-28 Liberty Bowl Mississippi 42 Air Force 29 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1989-12-25 Aloha Bowl Michigan State 33 Hawaii 13 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Ty Detmer (Brigham Young) 64.3
2. Dan McGwire (San Diego State) 58.6
3. Garrett Gabriel (Hawaii) 57.4
4. Jeremy Leach (New Mexico) 55.2
5. Tom Corontzos (Wyoming) 54.6
6. Mike Gimenez (Colorado State) 54.2
7. Scott Mitchell (Utah) 53.4
8. Howard Gasser (Texas-El Paso) 52.6

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Ty Detmer (Brigham Young) 11.0
2. Garrett Gabriel (Hawaii) 8.0
3. Dan McGwire (San Diego State) 7.1
4. Scott Mitchell (Utah) 6.7
5. Tom Corontzos (Wyoming) 6.2
6. Jeremy Leach (New Mexico) 6.1
7. Howard Gasser (Texas-El Paso) 5.7
8. Mike Gimenez (Colorado State) 4.7

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Ty Detmer (Brigham Young) 175.6
2. Garrett Gabriel (Hawaii) 143.5
3. Dan McGwire (San Diego State) 131.7
4. Scott Mitchell (Utah) 128.6
5. Tom Corontzos (Wyoming) 122.7
6. Jeremy Leach (New Mexico) 120.3
7. Howard Gasser (Texas-El Paso) 117.3
8. Mike Gimenez (Colorado State) 110.4

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Terance Mathis (New Mexico) 1353
2. Dee Dowis (Air Force) 1286
3. Tony Alford (Colorado State) 1202
4. Dabby Dawson (Wyoming) 1180
5. Clifton Smith (Utah) 1175
6. Ron Slack (San Diego State) 1144
7. Jamal Farmer (Hawaii) 1138
8. Dennis Smith (Utah) 1120
9. Chris Smith (Brigham Young) 1090
10. Matt Bellini (Brigham Young) 1089

Total Yards Per Play

1. Ty Detmer (Brigham Young) 8.9
2. Dan McGwire (San Diego State) 6.8
3. Scott Mitchell (Utah) 6.2
4. Jeremy Leach (New Mexico) 5.7

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Terance Mathis (New Mexico) 3
2. Stacey Corley (Brigham Young) 2