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1996 Western Athletic Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
Mountain W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Wyoming 10 2 .833 7 1 .875 38.7 23.7 5.92 -5.08
Rice 7 4 .636 6 2 .750 26.9 28.4 3.88 1.06
Colorado State 7 5 .583 6 2 .750 31.7 28.0 2.87 -1.88
Air Force 6 5 .545 5 3 .625 32.7 21.0 5.24 -0.76
Southern Methodist 5 6 .455 4 4 .500 22.4 24.3 -2.48 -1.11
Texas Christian 4 7 .364 3 5 .375 19.2 27.5 -10.32 -3.04
Tulsa 4 7 .364 2 6 .250 22.3 30.3 -7.92 -0.64
Nevada-Las Vegas 1 11 .083 1 8 .111 23.0 45.9 -14.29 0.71
Pacific W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Brigham Young 14 1 .933 9 0 1.000 39.3 18.5 13.65 -3.02
San Diego State 8 3 .727 6 2 .750 38.9 27.5 3.76 -4.87
Utah 8 4 .667 6 2 .750 26.1 25.8 0.17 -1.66
New Mexico 6 5 .545 3 5 .375 30.1 25.5 -2.19 -6.10
Fresno State 4 7 .364 3 5 .375 24.3 31.3 -7.85 -3.31
San Jose State 3 9 .250 3 5 .375 18.4 37.3 -14.59 -1.26
Hawaii 2 10 .167 1 7 .125 13.4 36.1 -16.77 -2.27
Texas-El Paso 2 9 .182 0 8 .000 16.6 28.5 -17.71 -5.71

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/26 9/2 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 12/9 Final
Brigham Young   19 16 14   24 21 19 18 15 13 12 10 8 7 6 5 5
Wyoming             25 24 23 18 17 16 23 20 21 20 22 22
Utah             24   24 21 20              

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1997-01-01 Cotton Bowl Brigham Young 19 Kansas State 15 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1996-12-27 Copper Bowl Wisconsin 38 Utah 10 Copper Bowl (Tucson, AZ)

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. Glenn Freitas (HI) 129
  Jeff Dover (TXX) 129

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

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

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

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

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

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

Passing Interceptions

1. Jon Denton (NVLV) 16
2. Josh Wallwork (WY) 15
3. Jim Arellanes (FREST) 14
4. Ramon Flanigan (SMETH) 13
5. Glenn Freitas (HI) 12
  Carl Dean (SJST) 12
  Steve Sarkisian (BYU) 12
  Moses Moreno (COST) 12
9. Leonard Lilja (TXEP) 10
10. Jeff Dover (TXX) 9

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

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

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

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

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Calvin Branch (COST) 21
2. Beau Morgan (AF) 18
3. Michael Pittman (FREST) 13
4. Brian McKenzie (BYU) 11
  Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 11
  George Jones (SDGST) 11
  Chad Nelson (RICE) 11
8. Donald Sellers (NM) 10
9. Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala (UT) 9
  Lennox Gordon (NM) 9
  Solomon White (TLS) 9

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

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

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. Kevin Thornal (SMETH) 7
  David Saraf (WY) 7
  Carlos Baker (NVLV) 7
  Cedric Johnson (TXEP) 7
10. Len Sexton (WY) 6
  Leandrew Childs (SDGST) 6
  Geoff Turner (COST) 6

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

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

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Calvin Branch (COST) 21
2. Beau Morgan (AF) 18
3. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 14
4. Len Sexton (WY) 13
  Michael Pittman (FREST) 13
  Marcus Harris (WY) 13
7. Brian McKenzie (BYU) 11
  Will Blackwell (SDGST) 11
  George Jones (SDGST) 11
  Chad Nelson (RICE) 11

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. Beau Morgan (AF) 405
  Moses Moreno (COST) 405
9. Ramon Flanigan (SMETH) 367
10. Glenn Freitas (HI) 349

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

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