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1996 Western Athletic Conference Leaders

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Record: 91-95, .489 W-L% (8th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -3.66 (8th of 11) ▪ SOS: -2.43 (8th of 11)

Division Champions: Wyoming (Mountain) and Brigham Young (Pacific)
Conference Champion: Brigham Young (Won Championship Game 28-25)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Brigham Young and Wyoming)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Josh Wallwork (WY) 286
2. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 278
3. Jon Denton (NVLV) 277
4. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 227
5. Moses Moreno (COST) 193
6. Carl Dean (SJST) 191
7. Mike Fouts (UT) 177
8. Jim Arellanes (FREST) 173
9. Donald Sellers (NM) 157
10. Jeff Dover (TXX) 129
  Glenn Freitas (HI) 129
12. Ramon Flanigan (SMETH) 106
  Leonard Lilja (TXEP) 106
14. Troy DeGar (TLS) 97
15. Beau Morgan (AF) 95
16. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 69
17. Dan O'Dell (SJST) 49
18. Fred Taylor (TXX) 44
19. Richie Donati (FREST) 35
20. Matt Hickl (TXEP) 33
Pass Attempts
1. Jon Denton (NVLV) 506
2. Josh Wallwork (WY) 458
3. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 404
4. Carl Dean (SJST) 369
5. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 344
6. Moses Moreno (COST) 335
7. Mike Fouts (UT) 302
8. Jim Arellanes (FREST) 281
9. Donald Sellers (NM) 256
10. Glenn Freitas (HI) 234
11. Jeff Dover (TXX) 221
12. Leonard Lilja (TXEP) 220
13. Troy DeGar (TLS) 219
14. Ramon Flanigan (SMETH) 212
15. Beau Morgan (AF) 180
16. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 143
17. Dan O'Dell (SJST) 94
18. Fred Taylor (TXX) 77
19. Richie Donati (FREST) 66
20. Josh Skinner (HI) 63
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 68.8
2. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 66.0
3. Josh Wallwork (WY) 62.4
4. Jim Arellanes (FREST) 61.6
5. Donald Sellers (NM) 61.3
6. Mike Fouts (UT) 58.6
7. Jeff Dover (TXX) 58.4
8. Moses Moreno (COST) 57.6
9. Glenn Freitas (HI) 55.1
10. Jon Denton (NVLV) 54.7
11. Beau Morgan (AF) 52.8
12. Carl Dean (SJST) 51.8
13. Ramon Flanigan (SMETH) 50.0
14. Leonard Lilja (TXEP) 48.2
15. Troy DeGar (TLS) 44.3
Passing Yards
1. Josh Wallwork (WY) 4090
2. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 4027
3. Jon Denton (NVLV) 3591
4. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 3221
5. Moses Moreno (COST) 2921
6. Mike Fouts (UT) 2526
7. Jim Arellanes (FREST) 2487
8. Carl Dean (SJST) 2449
9. Donald Sellers (NM) 2048
10. Ramon Flanigan (SMETH) 1715
11. Jeff Dover (TXX) 1456
12. Troy DeGar (TLS) 1336
13. Beau Morgan (AF) 1210
14. Leonard Lilja (TXEP) 1193
15. Glenn Freitas (HI) 1157
16. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 953
17. Dan O'Dell (SJST) 709
18. Fred Taylor (TXX) 414
19. Richie Donati (FREST) 323
20. Mark Humble (SMETH) 322
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 10.0
2. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 9.4
3. Josh Wallwork (WY) 8.9
4. Jim Arellanes (FREST) 8.9
5. Moses Moreno (COST) 8.7
6. Mike Fouts (UT) 8.4
7. Ramon Flanigan (SMETH) 8.1
8. Donald Sellers (NM) 8.0
9. Jon Denton (NVLV) 7.1
10. Beau Morgan (AF) 6.7
11. Carl Dean (SJST) 6.6
12. Jeff Dover (TXX) 6.6
13. Troy DeGar (TLS) 6.1
14. Leonard Lilja (TXEP) 5.4
15. Glenn Freitas (HI) 4.9
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 10.4
2. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 10.3
3. Josh Wallwork (WY) 8.9
4. Mike Fouts (UT) 8.7
5. Donald Sellers (NM) 8.3
6. Moses Moreno (COST) 8.2
7. Jim Arellanes (FREST) 7.5
8. Jon Denton (NVLV) 6.7
9. Ramon Flanigan (SMETH) 6.4
10. Beau Morgan (AF) 6.1
11. Carl Dean (SJST) 5.7
12. Troy DeGar (TLS) 5.7
13. Jeff Dover (TXX) 5.6
14. Leonard Lilja (TXEP) 4.2
15. Glenn Freitas (HI) 3.3
Passing Touchdowns
1. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 33
  Josh Wallwork (WY) 33
3. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 29
4. Jon Denton (NVLV) 25
5. Mike Fouts (UT) 21
6. Moses Moreno (COST) 18
7. Jim Arellanes (FREST) 13
8. Ramon Flanigan (SMETH) 11
9. Donald Sellers (NM) 10
  Carl Dean (SJST) 10
11. Jeff Dover (TXX) 9
  Troy DeGar (TLS) 9
  Leonard Lilja (TXEP) 9
14. Glenn Freitas (HI) 8
  Beau Morgan (AF) 8
16. Dan O'Dell (SJST) 5
17. Mark Humble (SMETH) 3
18. Paul Shoemaker (BYU) 2
  Matt Hickl (TXEP) 2
  Fred Taylor (TXX) 2
  Chad Richardson (RICE) 2
  Jeremy Silcox (WY) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Jon Denton (NVLV) 16
2. Josh Wallwork (WY) 15
3. Jim Arellanes (FREST) 14
4. Ramon Flanigan (SMETH) 13
5. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 12
  Carl Dean (SJST) 12
  Glenn Freitas (HI) 12
  Moses Moreno (COST) 12
9. Leonard Lilja (TXEP) 10
10. Jeff Dover (TXX) 9
11. Mike Fouts (UT) 7
12. Troy DeGar (TLS) 6
  Beau Morgan (AF) 6
14. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 5
15. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 4
16. Chad Nelson (RICE) 3
  Matt Hickl (TXEP) 3
  Josh Skinner (HI) 3
  Donald Sellers (NM) 3
20. Richie Donati (FREST) 2
  Jeremy Silcox (WY) 2
  Brian Messer (NM) 2
  Dan O'Dell (SJST) 2
  Graham Leigh (NM) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 173.6
2. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 169.6
3. Josh Wallwork (WY) 154.7
4. Mike Fouts (UT) 147.2
5. Moses Moreno (COST) 141.4
6. Jim Arellanes (FREST) 141.2
7. Donald Sellers (NM) 139.1
8. Jon Denton (NVLV) 124.3
9. Ramon Flanigan (SMETH) 122.8
10. Jeff Dover (TXX) 119.0
11. Beau Morgan (AF) 117.2
12. Carl Dean (SJST) 110.0
13. Troy DeGar (TLS) 103.6
14. Leonard Lilja (TXEP) 98.1
15. Glenn Freitas (HI) 97.7
Rush Attempts
1. Calvin Branch (COST) 228
2. Beau Morgan (AF) 225
3. Michael Pittman (FREST) 214
4. Lennox Gordon (NM) 196
5. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 192
6. George Jones (SDGST) 181
7. Donald Sellers (NM) 169
8. Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala (UT) 168
9. Brian McKenzie (BYU) 167
10. Len Sexton (WY) 164
11. Damon Washington (COST) 162
12. Donte Womack (SMETH) 160
13. Ramon Flanigan (SMETH) 155
14. Joseph Polk (TXEP) 154
15. Solomon White (TLS) 153
16. Reggie Williams (TLS) 152
17. Juan Johnson (UT) 149
18. Marques Brigham (WY) 129
19. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 128
  Chad Nelson (RICE) 128
Rushing Yards
1. Beau Morgan (AF) 1494
2. Calvin Branch (COST) 1279
3. Michael Pittman (FREST) 1132
4. Damon Washington (COST) 1075
5. Lennox Gordon (NM) 1008
6. Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala (UT) 982
7. George Jones (SDGST) 968
8. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 953
9. Brian McKenzie (BYU) 950
10. Donte Womack (SMETH) 887
11. Len Sexton (WY) 826
12. Chad Nelson (RICE) 801
13. Reggie Williams (TLS) 759
14. Donald Sellers (NM) 757
15. Solomon White (TLS) 737
16. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 733
17. Juan Johnson (UT) 709
18. Michael Perry (RICE) 656
19. Spencer George (RICE) 634
20. Joseph Polk (TXEP) 569
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Beau Morgan (AF) 6.6
2. Damon Washington (COST) 6.6
3. Chad Nelson (RICE) 6.3
4. Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala (UT) 5.8
5. Spencer George (RICE) 5.8
6. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 5.7
7. Brian McKenzie (BYU) 5.7
8. Calvin Branch (COST) 5.6
9. Donte Womack (SMETH) 5.5
10. Elzie Johnson (TXEP) 5.5
11. Michael Perry (RICE) 5.4
12. George Jones (SDGST) 5.3
13. Michael Pittman (FREST) 5.3
14. Reginal Johnson (NM) 5.3
15. Lennox Gordon (NM) 5.1
16. Len Sexton (WY) 5.0
17. Reggie Williams (TLS) 5.0
18. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 5.0
19. Benji Wood (RICE) 4.9
20. Solomon White (TLS) 4.8
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Calvin Branch (COST) 21
2. Beau Morgan (AF) 18
3. Michael Pittman (FREST) 13
4. Chad Nelson (RICE) 11
  George Jones (SDGST) 11
  Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 11
  Brian McKenzie (BYU) 11
8. Donald Sellers (NM) 10
9. Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala (UT) 9
  Solomon White (TLS) 9
  Lennox Gordon (NM) 9
12. Marques Brigham (WY) 8
  Juan Johnson (UT) 8
  Damon Washington (COST) 8
  Spencer George (RICE) 8
16. Len Sexton (WY) 7
17. Ramon Flanigan (SMETH) 6
  Reginal Johnson (NM) 6
  Benji Wood (RICE) 6
  Patrick Walsh (SJST) 6
Receptions
1. Marcus Harris (WY) 109
2. Brian Roberson (FREST) 78
3. Carlos Baker (NVLV) 71
4. David Saraf (WY) 62
5. Will Blackwell (SDGST) 60
6. Windrell Hayes (SJST) 58
7. Damon Williams (NVLV) 54
8. Kevin Dyson (UT) 53
9. Cedric Johnson (TXEP) 52
  Leandrew Childs (SDGST) 52
  Geoff Turner (COST) 52
12. Wes Caswell (TLS) 49
  K.O. Kealaluhi (BYU) 49
14. Itula Mili (BYU) 46
15. Rocky Henry (UT) 42
  Kaipo McGuire (BYU) 42
  Len Ware (NVLV) 42
  Jaime Kimbrough (FREST) 42
19. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 40
20. Jason Tucker (TXX) 39
  John Washington (TXX) 39
  Jeremy Calhoun (COST) 39
Receiving Yards
1. Marcus Harris (WY) 1650
2. Brian Roberson (FREST) 1248
3. Will Blackwell (SDGST) 1000
4. Geoff Turner (COST) 921
5. K.O. Kealaluhi (BYU) 901
6. Damon Williams (NVLV) 900
7. Carlos Baker (NVLV) 887
8. David Saraf (WY) 886
9. Windrell Hayes (SJST) 848
10. Wes Caswell (TLS) 817
11. Kevin Dyson (UT) 812
12. Leandrew Childs (SDGST) 745
13. Jeremy Calhoun (COST) 736
14. Itula Mili (BYU) 692
  Jason Tucker (TXX) 692
16. Damon Bowers (SJST) 676
17. Albert Johnson (SMETH) 671
18. Kaipo McGuire (BYU) 658
19. Az-Zahir Hakim (SDGST) 635
20. Cedric Johnson (TXEP) 634
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Albert Johnson (SMETH) 20.3
2. Jeremy Calhoun (COST) 18.9
3. Damon Bowers (SJST) 18.8
4. K.O. Kealaluhi (BYU) 18.4
5. Wendell Montgomery (WY) 18.2
6. Jason Tucker (TXX) 17.7
7. Geoff Turner (COST) 17.7
8. Az-Zahir Hakim (SDGST) 17.6
9. Damon Savage (TLS) 17.0
10. Wes Caswell (TLS) 16.7
11. Damon Williams (NVLV) 16.7
  Will Blackwell (SDGST) 16.7
13. Marcus Alexander (AF) 16.6
14. Brian Roberson (FREST) 16.0
15. Kaipo McGuire (BYU) 15.7
  Terence Keehan (UT) 15.7
17. Greg Minnatee (FREST) 15.6
18. Dustin Johnson (BYU) 15.5
19. Kevin Dyson (UT) 15.3
20. David Doyle (SJST) 15.3
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Marcus Harris (WY) 13
2. Will Blackwell (SDGST) 11
3. Len Ware (NVLV) 8
  Kevin Dyson (UT) 8
  K.O. Kealaluhi (BYU) 8
6. David Saraf (WY) 7
  Kevin Thornal (SMETH) 7
  Carlos Baker (NVLV) 7
  Cedric Johnson (TXEP) 7
10. Len Sexton (WY) 6
  Geoff Turner (COST) 6
  Leandrew Childs (SDGST) 6
13. Az-Zahir Hakim (SDGST) 5
  Chad Lewis (BYU) 5
  Kaipo McGuire (BYU) 5
  Omar Love (NVLV) 5
  Brian Roberson (FREST) 5
  Nathaniel Jacquet (SDGST) 5
  Wes Caswell (TLS) 5
  Rocky Henry (UT) 5
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Calvin Branch (COST) 242
2. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 232
3. Michael Pittman (FREST) 229
4. Beau Morgan (AF) 225
5. Lennox Gordon (NM) 218
6. Len Sexton (WY) 198
7. George Jones (SDGST) 197
8. Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala (UT) 178
9. Brian McKenzie (BYU) 175
10. Donte Womack (SMETH) 171
11. Solomon White (TLS) 169
  Donald Sellers (NM) 169
13. Damon Washington (COST) 166
14. Joseph Polk (TXEP) 158
15. Juan Johnson (UT) 155
  Ramon Flanigan (SMETH) 155
17. Reggie Williams (TLS) 152
18. Jaime Kimbrough (FREST) 143
19. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 142
20. Marques Brigham (WY) 135
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Marcus Harris (WY) 1650
2. Beau Morgan (AF) 1494
3. Calvin Branch (COST) 1407
4. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 1297
5. Brian Roberson (FREST) 1244
6. Michael Pittman (FREST) 1241
7. Len Sexton (WY) 1171
8. Lennox Gordon (NM) 1163
9. Damon Washington (COST) 1100
10. George Jones (SDGST) 1087
11. Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala (UT) 1062
12. Brian McKenzie (BYU) 1039
13. Will Blackwell (SDGST) 1000
14. Donte Womack (SMETH) 991
15. K.O. Kealaluhi (BYU) 922
  Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 922
17. Geoff Turner (COST) 919
18. Damon Williams (NVLV) 898
19. David Saraf (WY) 893
20. Carlos Baker (NVLV) 886
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Calvin Branch (COST) 21
2. Beau Morgan (AF) 18
3. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 14
4. Marcus Harris (WY) 13
  Michael Pittman (FREST) 13
  Len Sexton (WY) 13
7. Brian McKenzie (BYU) 11
  Will Blackwell (SDGST) 11
  George Jones (SDGST) 11
  Chad Nelson (RICE) 11
11. Donald Sellers (NM) 10
12. Lennox Gordon (NM) 9
  Solomon White (TLS) 9
  Juan Johnson (UT) 9
  Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala (UT) 9
16. Damon Washington (COST) 8
  K.O. Kealaluhi (BYU) 8
  Basil Mitchell (TXX) 8
  Kevin Dyson (UT) 8
  Len Ware (NVLV) 8
  Marques Brigham (WY) 8
  Spencer George (RICE) 8
Total Plays
1. Jon Denton (NVLV) 594
2. Josh Wallwork (WY) 525
3. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 486
4. Carl Dean (SJST) 461
5. Donald Sellers (NM) 425
6. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 414
7. Moses Moreno (COST) 405
  Beau Morgan (AF) 405
9. Ramon Flanigan (SMETH) 367
10. Glenn Freitas (HI) 349
11. Mike Fouts (UT) 338
12. Jim Arellanes (FREST) 318
13. Troy DeGar (TLS) 293
14. Leonard Lilja (TXEP) 280
15. Jeff Dover (TXX) 248
16. Calvin Branch (COST) 228
17. Michael Pittman (FREST) 215
18. Lennox Gordon (NM) 197
19. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 192
20. Chad Nelson (RICE) 189
Total Yards
1. Josh Wallwork (WY) 4209
2. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 3983
3. Jon Denton (NVLV) 3629
4. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 3161
5. Moses Moreno (COST) 2903
6. Donald Sellers (NM) 2805
7. Beau Morgan (AF) 2704
8. Carl Dean (SJST) 2539
9. Mike Fouts (UT) 2447
10. Jim Arellanes (FREST) 2350
11. Ramon Flanigan (SMETH) 2109
12. Troy DeGar (TLS) 1544
13. Glenn Freitas (HI) 1509
14. Jeff Dover (TXX) 1447
15. Calvin Branch (COST) 1279
16. Leonard Lilja (TXEP) 1187
17. Michael Pittman (FREST) 1132
18. Damon Washington (COST) 1075
19. Chad Nelson (RICE) 1058
20. Lennox Gordon (NM) 1008
Total Yards Per Play
1. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 8.2
2. Josh Wallwork (WY) 8.0
3. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 7.6
4. Jon Denton (NVLV) 6.1
Total Touchdowns
1. Josh Wallwork (WY) 35
2. Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 34
3. Billy Blanton (SDGST) 30
4. Jon Denton (NVLV) 28
5. Beau Morgan (AF) 26
6. Mike Fouts (UT) 22
7. Calvin Branch (COST) 21
8. Moses Moreno (COST) 20
  Donald Sellers (NM) 20
10. Ramon Flanigan (SMETH) 17
11. Jim Arellanes (FREST) 14
12. Michael Pittman (FREST) 13
13. Chad Nelson (RICE) 12
14. Jeff Dover (TXX) 11
  Glenn Freitas (HI) 11
  Brian McKenzie (BYU) 11
  Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 11
  George Jones (SDGST) 11
19. Carl Dean (SJST) 10
20. Lennox Gordon (NM) 9
  Solomon White (TLS) 9
  Troy DeGar (TLS) 9
  Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala (UT) 9
  Leonard Lilja (TXEP) 9