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1997 Western Athletic Conference Leaders

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Record*: 90-97, .481 W-L% (6th of 11) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 92-95 by NCAA.

SRS: -4.03 (7th of 11) ▪ SOS: -2.89 (7th of 11)

Division Champions: Colorado State (Mountain) and New Mexico (Pacific)
Conference Champion: Colorado State (Won Championship Game 41-13)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Brigham Young)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Colorado State)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Jon Denton (NVLV) 199
2. Billy Volek (FREST) 178
3. Graham Leigh (NM) 166
4. Moses Moreno (COST) 157
5. Jay Stoner (WY) 149
6. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 139
7. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 130
8. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 125
9. Josh Skinner (HI) 109
10. Kevin McKechnie (SDGST) 107
11. Tim Carey (HI) 99
12. Jeff Dover (TXX) 97
13. Dan O'Dell (SJST) 87
14. Brian Vye (SJST) 78
15. Spencer Brinton (SDGST) 73
16. Jeremy Silcox (WY) 66
17. Blane Morgan (AF) 63
18. Rocky Perez (TXEP) 58
19. Chris Sanders (SMETH) 57
20. Derek Canine (TXX) 56

Pass Attempts

1. Jon Denton (NVLV) 374
2. Billy Volek (FREST) 318
3. Jay Stoner (WY) 299
4. Graham Leigh (NM) 276
5. Moses Moreno (COST) 257
6. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 256
7. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 222
8. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 208
9. Jeff Dover (TXX) 199
10. Josh Skinner (HI) 195
11. Dan O'Dell (SJST) 180
12. Kevin McKechnie (SDGST) 179
13. Tim Carey (HI) 175
14. Brian Vye (SJST) 169
15. Spencer Brinton (SDGST) 162
16. Jeremy Silcox (WY) 137
17. Chris Sanders (SMETH) 128
18. Blane Morgan (AF) 123
19. Derek Canine (TXX) 119
20. Rocky Perez (TXEP) 114

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Moses Moreno (COST) 61.1
2. Graham Leigh (NM) 60.1
3. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 60.1
4. Kevin McKechnie (SDGST) 59.8
5. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 58.6
6. Tim Carey (HI) 56.6
7. Billy Volek (FREST) 56.0
8. Josh Skinner (HI) 55.9
9. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 54.3
10. Jon Denton (NVLV) 53.2
11. Jay Stoner (WY) 49.8
12. Jeff Dover (TXX) 48.7
13. Dan O'Dell (SJST) 48.3
14. Brian Vye (SJST) 46.2

Passing Yards

1. Jon Denton (NVLV) 2586
2. Graham Leigh (NM) 2318
3. Moses Moreno (COST) 2257
4. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 2003
5. Jay Stoner (WY) 1890
6. Billy Volek (FREST) 1853
7. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 1767
8. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 1588
9. Kevin McKechnie (SDGST) 1449
10. Josh Skinner (HI) 1416
11. Dan O'Dell (SJST) 1130
12. Spencer Brinton (SDGST) 1097
13. Jeff Dover (TXX) 1063
14. Tim Carey (HI) 1023
15. Brian Vye (SJST) 1019
16. Blane Morgan (AF) 975
17. Jeremy Silcox (WY) 840
18. Rocky Perez (TXEP) 728
19. Derek Canine (TXX) 685
20. Chris Sanders (SMETH) 678

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Moses Moreno (COST) 8.8
2. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 8.5
3. Graham Leigh (NM) 8.4
4. Kevin McKechnie (SDGST) 8.1
5. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 7.8
6. Josh Skinner (HI) 7.3
7. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 7.2
8. Jon Denton (NVLV) 6.9
9. Jay Stoner (WY) 6.3
10. Dan O'Dell (SJST) 6.3
11. Brian Vye (SJST) 6.0
12. Tim Carey (HI) 5.8
13. Billy Volek (FREST) 5.8
14. Jeff Dover (TXX) 5.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Graham Leigh (NM) 8.8
2. Moses Moreno (COST) 8.8
3. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 8.5
4. Kevin McKechnie (SDGST) 7.7
5. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 6.2
6. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 6.1
7. Billy Volek (FREST) 6.0
8. Jon Denton (NVLV) 5.8
9. Jay Stoner (WY) 5.4
10. Dan O'Dell (SJST) 5.2
11. Brian Vye (SJST) 5.0
12. Jeff Dover (TXX) 4.9
13. Josh Skinner (HI) 4.6
14. Tim Carey (HI) 3.8

Passing Interceptions

1. Jon Denton (NVLV) 17
2. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 13
  Josh Skinner (HI) 13
4. Jay Stoner (WY) 10
  Spencer Brinton (SDGST) 10
  Dan O'Dell (SJST) 10
7. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 9
  John Rayborn (TXEP) 9
  Tim Carey (HI) 9
  Moses Moreno (COST) 9
11. Graham Leigh (NM) 8
12. Kevin Crook (NVLV) 7
13. Jeremy Silcox (WY) 6
  Billy Volek (FREST) 6
  Brian Vye (SJST) 6
  Kevin McKechnie (SDGST) 6
  Blane Morgan (AF) 6
18. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 5
19. Chris Sanders (SMETH) 4
  Jeremy Bates (RICE) 4
  Rocky Perez (TXEP) 4
  Derek Canine (TXX) 4
  Jeff Dover (TXX) 4
  Drew Miller (BYU) 4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Graham Leigh (NM) 153.6
2. Moses Moreno (COST) 153.5
3. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 144.1
4. Kevin McKechnie (SDGST) 139.5
5. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 123.9
6. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 121.5
7. Billy Volek (FREST) 118.8
8. Jon Denton (NVLV) 118.1
9. Dan O'Dell (SJST) 113.8
10. Josh Skinner (HI) 108.6
11. Jay Stoner (WY) 105.1
12. Brian Vye (SJST) 99.5
13. Tim Carey (HI) 99.2
14. Jeff Dover (TXX) 97.9

Rush Attempts

1. Michael Pittman (FREST) 238
2. Jonas Lewis (SDGST) 226
3. Brian McKenzie (BYU) 218
4. Charlie Higgins (TLS) 202
5. Chad Nelson (RICE) 196
6. Charles Tharp (HI) 195
7. Blane Morgan (AF) 192
8. Spanky Gilliam (AF) 188
9. Juan Johnson (UT) 181
  Donte Womack (SMETH) 181
11. Damon Washington (COST) 180
12. Benji Wood (RICE) 172
13. Michael Perry (RICE) 162
14. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 159
15. Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala (UT) 154
16. Marques Brigham (WY) 153
17. Mike Jenkins (WY) 152
18. Kevin McDougal (COST) 150
19. Joseph Polk (TXEP) 143
20. Graham Leigh (NM) 135

Rushing Yards

1. Damon Washington (COST) 1112
2. Kevin McDougal (COST) 1111
3. Michael Pittman (FREST) 1057
4. Charlie Higgins (TLS) 1043
5. Michael Perry (RICE) 1034
6. Jonas Lewis (SDGST) 1020
7. Brian McKenzie (BYU) 1004
8. Chad Nelson (RICE) 953
9. Benji Wood (RICE) 936
10. Juan Johnson (UT) 838
11. Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala (UT) 814
12. Charles Tharp (HI) 796
13. Donte Womack (SMETH) 775
14. Spanky Gilliam (AF) 741
15. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 719
16. Marques Brigham (WY) 696
17. Kelsey Adams (SMETH) 660
18. Coury Hankins (NVLV) 641
19. James Wofford (NVLV) 624
20. Mike Jenkins (WY) 605

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Kevin McDougal (COST) 7.4
2. Michael Perry (RICE) 6.4
3. Damon Washington (COST) 6.2
4. Benji Wood (RICE) 5.4
5. Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala (UT) 5.3
6. Kelsey Adams (SMETH) 5.3
7. Jemal Singleton (AF) 5.2
8. Charlie Higgins (TLS) 5.2
9. Jaime Kimbrough (FREST) 5.1
10. Coury Hankins (NVLV) 5.0
11. James Wofford (NVLV) 5.0
12. Chad Nelson (RICE) 4.9
13. Carlos Meeks (SJST) 4.8
14. Juan Johnson (UT) 4.6
15. Brian McKenzie (BYU) 4.6
16. Marques Brigham (WY) 4.5
17. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 4.5
18. Jonas Lewis (SDGST) 4.5
19. Lennox Gordon (NM) 4.5
20. Michael Pittman (FREST) 4.4

Receptions

1. Pascal Volz (NM) 69
2. Damon Savage (TLS) 66
3. Damon Williams (NVLV) 61
4. Kevin Dyson (UT) 60
5. Wendell Montgomery (WY) 58
  Oliver Newell (SJST) 58
7. Ben Cahoon (BYU) 57
8. Len Ware (NVLV) 49
9. Jimmy Carpenter (TXEP) 47
10. Taj Johnson (SDGST) 44
  Taj Johnson (SDGST) 44
12. Charles Tharp (HI) 42
13. Daniel Jones (UT) 41
14. Todd Floyd (NVLV) 39
15. Az-Zahir Hakim (SDGST) 37
16. Jaime Kimbrough (FREST) 36
17. Geoff Turner (COST) 34
  Waking Bailey (SJST) 34
19. Gabe Payne (SJST) 33
  Dustin Johnson (BYU) 33
  Jerrold Smith (TLS) 33

Receiving Yards

1. Pascal Volz (NM) 1229
2. Damon Savage (TLS) 1084
3. Oliver Newell (SJST) 942
4. Ben Cahoon (BYU) 931
5. Wendell Montgomery (WY) 905
6. Kevin Dyson (UT) 824
7. Len Ware (NVLV) 818
8. Taj Johnson (SDGST) 802
  Taj Johnson (SDGST) 802
10. Damon Williams (NVLV) 770
11. Jimmy Carpenter (TXEP) 767
12. Daniel Jones (UT) 626
13. Az-Zahir Hakim (SDGST) 595
14. Geoff Turner (COST) 559
15. Todd Floyd (NVLV) 486
16. Darran Hall (COST) 476
17. Jesus Reyes (SDGST) 462
18. Charles Tharp (HI) 435
19. Carlos Baker (NVLV) 428
20. Anthony Tucker (FREST) 414

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Taj Johnson (SDGST) 18.2
  Taj Johnson (SDGST) 18.2
3. Pascal Volz (NM) 17.8
4. Len Ware (NVLV) 16.7
5. Matt Farmer (AF) 16.5
6. Geoff Turner (COST) 16.4
7. Damon Savage (TLS) 16.4
8. Ben Cahoon (BYU) 16.3
9. Jimmy Carpenter (TXEP) 16.3
10. Oliver Newell (SJST) 16.2
11. Az-Zahir Hakim (SDGST) 16.1
12. Wendell Montgomery (WY) 15.6
13. Daniel Jones (UT) 15.3
14. Jesus Reyes (SDGST) 14.9
15. Patrick Batteaux (TXX) 14.7
16. Gary Ellison (HI) 14.5
17. Johnny Macon (HI) 14.0
18. Kevin Dyson (UT) 13.7
19. Mike Jenkins (WY) 13.6
20. Carlos Baker (NVLV) 13.4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Michael Pittman (FREST) 270
2. Charles Tharp (HI) 237
3. Brian McKenzie (BYU) 233
4. Jonas Lewis (SDGST) 232
5. Charlie Higgins (TLS) 229
6. Chad Nelson (RICE) 196
7. Damon Washington (COST) 194
8. Blane Morgan (AF) 192
9. Spanky Gilliam (AF) 190
10. Donte Womack (SMETH) 188
11. Juan Johnson (UT) 186
12. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 181
13. Mike Jenkins (WY) 177
14. Benji Wood (RICE) 173
15. Michael Perry (RICE) 163
16. Kevin McDougal (COST) 162
17. Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala (UT) 158
18. Marques Brigham (WY) 155
19. Joseph Polk (TXEP) 146
20. Elzie Johnson (TXEP) 145

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Michael Pittman (FREST) 1312
2. Charlie Higgins (TLS) 1308
3. Charles Tharp (HI) 1231
4. Pascal Volz (NM) 1229
5. Kevin McDougal (COST) 1211
6. Damon Washington (COST) 1185
7. Brian McKenzie (BYU) 1127
8. Damon Savage (TLS) 1084
9. Michael Perry (RICE) 1078
10. Jonas Lewis (SDGST) 1056
11. Chad Nelson (RICE) 953
12. Ben Cahoon (BYU) 949
13. Mike Jenkins (WY) 946
14. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 945
15. Oliver Newell (SJST) 940
16. Benji Wood (RICE) 938
17. Wendell Montgomery (WY) 908
18. Juan Johnson (UT) 862
19. Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala (UT) 853
20. Jaime Kimbrough (FREST) 852

Total Plays

1. Jon Denton (NVLV) 438
2. Graham Leigh (NM) 411
3. Billy Volek (FREST) 389
4. Jay Stoner (WY) 364
5. Blane Morgan (AF) 315
6. Moses Moreno (COST) 313
7. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 298
8. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 269
9. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 258
10. Josh Skinner (HI) 253
11. Chad Nelson (RICE) 246
12. Michael Pittman (FREST) 240
13. Brian Vye (SJST) 232
14. Dan O'Dell (SJST) 229
15. Jeff Dover (TXX) 228
16. Jonas Lewis (SDGST) 227
17. Tim Carey (HI) 226
18. Kevin McKechnie (SDGST) 218
  Brian McKenzie (BYU) 218
20. Charlie Higgins (TLS) 202

Total Yards

1. Graham Leigh (NM) 2846
2. Jon Denton (NVLV) 2591
3. Moses Moreno (COST) 2160
4. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 2079
5. Jay Stoner (WY) 2003
6. Billy Volek (FREST) 1754
7. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 1611
8. Blane Morgan (AF) 1540
9. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 1479
  Chad Nelson (RICE) 1479
11. Kevin McKechnie (SDGST) 1426
12. Josh Skinner (HI) 1385
13. Spencer Brinton (SDGST) 1196
14. Dan O'Dell (SJST) 1180
15. Brian Vye (SJST) 1154
16. Damon Washington (COST) 1112
17. Kevin McDougal (COST) 1111
18. Michael Pittman (FREST) 1087
19. Charlie Higgins (TLS) 1043
20. Jonas Lewis (SDGST) 1036