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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: Brigham Young (Mountain) and Wyoming (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
Brigham Young 14 1 .933 9 0 1.000 39.3 18.5 13.65 -3.02
Utah 8 4 .667 6 2 .750 26.1 25.8 0.17 -1.66
Rice 7 4 .636 6 2 .750 26.9 28.4 3.88 1.06
Southern Methodist 5 6 .455 4 4 .500 22.4 24.3 -2.48 -1.11
New Mexico 6 5 .545 3 5 .375 30.1 25.5 -2.19 -6.10
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
Texas-El Paso 2 9 .182 0 8 .000 16.6 28.5 -17.71 -5.71
Pacific 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
San Diego State 8 3 .727 6 2 .750 38.9 27.5 3.76 -4.87
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
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
Nevada-Las Vegas 1 11 .083 1 8 .111 23.0 45.9 -14.29 0.71

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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Punt Return Touchdowns

1. James Dye (Brigham Young) 2

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Michael Hicks (Texas-El Paso) 2