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1997 Western Athletic Conference Year Summary

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Record*: 90-97, .481 W-L% (8th 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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
Mountain W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Colorado State 11 2 .846 7 1 .875 36.7 15.6 11.31 -2.85 W-L-T adjusted to 12-1 by NCAA.
Air Force 10 3 .769 6 2 .750 21.5 14.6 2.85 -4.38
Rice 7 4 .636 5 3 .625 27.8 25.9 -1.02 -3.57
Southern Methodist 6 5 .545 5 3 .625 22.5 21.5 -0.33 -2.33
Wyoming 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 24.8 17.5 2.06 -2.79 W-L-T adjusted to 8-5 by NCAA.
Nevada-Las Vegas 3 8 .273 2 6 .250 25.5 30.2 -9.60 -3.69
Tulsa 2 9 .182 2 6 .250 23.5 38.7 -12.69 -0.50
Texas Christian 1 10 .091 1 7 .125 15.6 29.5 -16.04 -2.58
Pacific W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
New Mexico 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 31.1 21.1 1.92 -5.93
Utah 6 5 .545 5 3 .625 23.0 18.2 -2.66 -4.66
Fresno State 6 6 .500 5 3 .625 26.5 24.0 -1.27 -3.19
Brigham Young 6 5 .545 4 4 .500 22.7 23.1 -1.95 -2.22
San Diego State 5 7 .417 4 4 .500 21.4 27.8 -3.88 1.37
San Jose State 4 7 .364 4 4 .500 20.5 35.2 -10.83 -1.65
Texas-El Paso 4 7 .364 3 5 .375 14.7 28.3 -11.91 -3.91
Hawaii 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 15.8 25.7 -10.44 -3.36

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/25 9/2 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
Colorado State     24 25 23                 25 20 20 18 17
Air Force             23 19 18           24 23 23  
Brigham Young 19 19 19     23 24 21                    

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1997-12-29 Holiday Bowl Colorado State 35 Missouri 24 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
1997-12-27 Insight Bowl Arizona 20 New Mexico 14 Insight Bowl (Tucson, AZ)
1997-12-20 Las Vegas Bowl Oregon 41 Air Force 13 Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)

Conference Leaders

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Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Frank Staine-Pyne (Air Force) 2

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Efrain Guizar (Fresno State) 2
  Nate Kvamme (Colorado State) 2