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1998 Western Athletic Conference Year Summary

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Record*: 87-101, .463 W-L% (7th of 11) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 83-95 by NCAA.

SRS: -2.98 (8th of 11) ▪ SOS: -1.73 (8th of 11)

Division Champions: Air Force (Mountain) and Brigham Young (Pacific)
Conference Champion: Air Force (Won Championship Game 20-13)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Colorado State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Air Force)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
Mountain W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Air Force 12 1 .923 7 1 .875 36.0 14.2 12.59 -3.25
Wyoming 8 3 .727 6 2 .750 20.2 19.5 1.26 -1.29
Colorado State 8 4 .667 5 3 .625 28.8 21.9 5.76 -1.16
Rice 5 6 .455 5 3 .625 21.4 23.4 0.53 1.35
Texas Christian 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 22.3 19.6 2.10 -0.23
Southern Methodist 5 7 .417 4 4 .500 18.8 20.7 -2.60 -0.43 W-L-T adjusted to 1-1 by NCAA.
Tulsa 4 7 .364 2 6 .250 20.2 23.5 -4.31 0.14
Nevada-Las Vegas 0 11 .000 0 8 .000 14.2 35.4 -15.43 2.30
Pacific W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Brigham Young 9 5 .643 7 1 .875 28.7 20.7 4.22 -3.64
San Diego State 7 5 .583 7 1 .875 20.3 20.3 0.42 -0.58
Utah 7 4 .636 5 3 .625 30.8 20.6 0.58 -6.24
Fresno State 5 6 .455 5 3 .625 24.1 20.5 -1.09 -3.09
San Jose State 4 8 .333 3 5 .375 22.8 32.1 -7.26 -1.93
Texas-El Paso 3 8 .273 3 5 .375 20.5 27.7 -8.91 -2.45
New Mexico 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 22.8 33.1 -13.53 -5.12
Hawaii 0 12 .000 0 8 .000 12.4 35.2 -22.08 -2.00

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Air Force       23           25 23 20 18 17 16 13
Colorado State 15                              
Wyoming                     25          

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1998-12-31 Liberty Bowl Tulane 41 Brigham Young 27 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1998-12-31 Sun Bowl Texas Christian 28 Southern California 19 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1998-12-25 Oahu Classic Air Force 45 Washington 25 Oahu Classic (Honolulu, HI)
1998-12-19 Las Vegas Bowl North Carolina 20 San Diego State 13 Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Ryan Eslinger (COST) 206
2. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 202
3. Graham Leigh (NM) 198
4. Jay Stoner (WY) 183
5. Dan Robinson (HI) 163
6. Billy Volek (FREST) 151
7. John Rayborn (TXEP) 139
8. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 131
9. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 128
10. Brian Russell (SDGST) 123
Pass Attempts
1. Graham Leigh (NM) 376
2. Dan Robinson (HI) 354
3. Ryan Eslinger (COST) 336
  Kevin Feterik (BYU) 336
5. Jay Stoner (WY) 316
6. Billy Volek (FREST) 261
7. John Rayborn (TXEP) 258
8. Brian Russell (SDGST) 230
9. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 226
10. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 221
  Chris Kasteler (SJST) 221
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Ryan Eslinger (COST) 61.3
2. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 60.1
3. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 58.0
4. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 57.9
5. Jay Stoner (WY) 57.9
6. Billy Volek (FREST) 57.9
7. Chris Sanders (SMETH) 54.7
8. John Rayborn (TXEP) 53.9
9. Brian Russell (SDGST) 53.5
10. Graham Leigh (NM) 52.7
Passing Yards
1. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 2718
2. Graham Leigh (NM) 2608
3. Ryan Eslinger (COST) 2386
4. Jay Stoner (WY) 2373
5. Dan Robinson (HI) 2155
6. Billy Volek (FREST) 1973
7. John Rayborn (TXEP) 1641
8. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 1615
9. Chris Kasteler (SJST) 1505
10. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 1457
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 8.1
2. Billy Volek (FREST) 7.6
3. Jay Stoner (WY) 7.5
4. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 7.3
5. Ryan Eslinger (COST) 7.1
6. Graham Leigh (NM) 6.9
7. Chris Kasteler (SJST) 6.8
8. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 6.4
9. John Rayborn (TXEP) 6.4
10. Brian Russell (SDGST) 6.3
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 8.2
2. Billy Volek (FREST) 7.8
3. Jay Stoner (WY) 6.8
4. Chris Kasteler (SJST) 6.5
5. Ryan Eslinger (COST) 6.5
6. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 6.4
7. John Rayborn (TXEP) 6.2
8. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 6.1
9. Graham Leigh (NM) 5.9
10. Brian Russell (SDGST) 5.6
Passing Touchdowns
1. Graham Leigh (NM) 18
2. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 16
3. Ryan Eslinger (COST) 14
4. Chris Kasteler (SJST) 12
  John Rayborn (TXEP) 12
6. Dan Robinson (HI) 11
  Jay Stoner (WY) 11
8. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 10
  Billy Volek (FREST) 10
  John Fitzgerald (TLS) 10
  Blane Morgan (AF) 10
Passing Interceptions
1. Graham Leigh (NM) 17
2. Dan Robinson (HI) 12
3. Ryan Eslinger (COST) 11
4. Jay Stoner (WY) 10
5. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 9
6. Josh McCown (SMETH) 8
  Michael Wall (TLS) 8
8. Chris Sanders (SMETH) 7
  Brian Russell (SDGST) 7
  Kevin Crook (NVLV) 7
  Patrick Batteaux (TXX) 7
  Chris Kasteler (SJST) 7
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 140.2
2. Billy Volek (FREST) 131.7
3. Ryan Eslinger (COST) 128.2
4. Jay Stoner (WY) 126.1
5. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 126.1
6. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 121.4
7. Chris Kasteler (SJST) 120.8
8. John Rayborn (TXEP) 118.0
9. Graham Leigh (NM) 117.7
10. Brian Russell (SDGST) 111.4
Rush Attempts
1. Marques Brigham (WY) 259
2. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 252
3. Mike Anderson (UT) 244
4. Rodnick Phillips (SMETH) 239
5. Jaime Kimbrough (FREST) 213
6. Chad Richardson (RICE) 181
  Jonas Lewis (SDGST) 181
8. James Wofford (NVLV) 173
9. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 166
10. Omar Bacon (UT) 160
Rushing Yards
1. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 1307
2. Mike Anderson (UT) 1173
3. Jaime Kimbrough (FREST) 1168
4. Rodnick Phillips (SMETH) 1115
5. Marques Brigham (WY) 1114
6. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 1111
7. Jonas Lewis (SDGST) 897
8. James Wofford (NVLV) 816
9. Kelsey Adams (SMETH) 802
10. Larry Ned (SDGST) 762
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 6.7
2. Qualario Brown (AF) 5.7
3. Charlie Higgins (TLS) 5.7
4. Jaime Kimbrough (FREST) 5.5
5. Kelsey Adams (SMETH) 5.5
6. Deonce Whitaker (SJST) 5.4
7. Kevin McDougal (COST) 5.2
8. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 5.2
9. Larry Ned (SDGST) 5.0
10. LaDainian Tomlinson (TXX) 5.0
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Blane Morgan (AF) 15
2. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 13
3. Mike Anderson (UT) 12
4. Jaime Kimbrough (FREST) 10
5. Marques Brigham (WY) 9
  Omar Bacon (UT) 9
  Rodnick Phillips (SMETH) 9
8. LaDainian Tomlinson (TXX) 8
  Jamie Tyler (RICE) 8
10. Deonce Whitaker (SJST) 7
  Jonas Lewis (SDGST) 7
Receptions
1. Daniel Jones (UT) 57
  Wendell Montgomery (WY) 57
3. Damon Gourdine (SDGST) 55
4. Jimmy Carpenter (TXEP) 52
  Wes Caswell (TLS) 52
6. Wesley Morris (HI) 51
7. Martinez Williams (NM) 49
  Margin Hooks (BYU) 49
9. Darran Hall (COST) 44
10. Germany Thompson (NM) 43
Receiving Yards
1. Daniel Jones (UT) 809
2. Wendell Montgomery (WY) 789
3. Martinez Williams (NM) 760
4. Margin Hooks (BYU) 732
5. Wesley Morris (HI) 692
6. Jimmy Carpenter (TXEP) 691
7. Jerome Anderson (UT) 658
8. Matt Farmer (AF) 650
9. Damon Gourdine (SDGST) 649
10. Darran Hall (COST) 629
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Jason Blackwell (RICE) 19.2
2. Ben Horton (BYU) 18.7
3. Matt Farmer (AF) 18.6
4. Kofi Shuck (WY) 16.0
5. Jerome Anderson (UT) 15.7
6. Waking Bailey (SJST) 15.6
7. Martinez Williams (NM) 15.5
8. Oliver Newell (SJST) 14.9
9. Margin Hooks (BYU) 14.9
10. Charles Smith (FREST) 14.8
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Albert Johnson (SMETH) 7
  Martinez Williams (NM) 7
3. Oliver Newell (SJST) 5
  Germany Thompson (NM) 5
  Mike Rigell (BYU) 5
  Damon Savage (TLS) 5
  Dallas Davis (COST) 5
8. Damon Gourdine (SDGST) 4
  Wes Caswell (TLS) 4
  Julian Hooker (WY) 4
  Daniel Jones (UT) 4
  Qualario Brown (AF) 4
  Dylan Newman (AF) 4
  Wesley Morris (HI) 4
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 286
2. Marques Brigham (WY) 269
3. Rodnick Phillips (SMETH) 253
4. Jaime Kimbrough (FREST) 249
5. Mike Anderson (UT) 246
6. Jonas Lewis (SDGST) 188
7. Chad Richardson (RICE) 181
8. James Wofford (NVLV) 177
9. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 176
10. Omar Bacon (UT) 167
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 1656
2. Jaime Kimbrough (FREST) 1559
3. Rodnick Phillips (SMETH) 1226
4. Mike Anderson (UT) 1184
5. Basil Mitchell (TXX) 1162
6. Marques Brigham (WY) 1155
7. Jonas Lewis (SDGST) 979
8. Kelsey Adams (SMETH) 878
9. James Wofford (NVLV) 849
10. Paul Smith (TXEP) 839
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 15
  Blane Morgan (AF) 15
3. Mike Anderson (UT) 13
4. Rodnick Phillips (SMETH) 10
  Jaime Kimbrough (FREST) 10
6. Omar Bacon (UT) 9
  Marques Brigham (WY) 9
8. Jamie Tyler (RICE) 8
  LaDainian Tomlinson (TXX) 8
10. Deonce Whitaker (SJST) 7
  Albert Johnson (SMETH) 7
  Jonas Lewis (SDGST) 7
  Martinez Williams (NM) 7
  Junior Mahe (BYU) 7
Total Plays
1. Graham Leigh (NM) 487
2. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 442
3. Dan Robinson (HI) 438
4. Jay Stoner (WY) 398
5. Ryan Eslinger (COST) 392
6. Billy Volek (FREST) 323
7. Brian Russell (SDGST) 310
8. John Rayborn (TXEP) 300
9. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 289
10. Chad Richardson (RICE) 272
Total Yards
1. Graham Leigh (NM) 2904
2. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 2607
3. Ryan Eslinger (COST) 2424
4. Jay Stoner (WY) 2377
5. Dan Robinson (HI) 2128
6. Billy Volek (FREST) 1955
7. John Rayborn (TXEP) 1699
8. Blane Morgan (AF) 1652
9. Jonathan Crosswhite (UT) 1629
10. John Fitzgerald (TLS) 1624
Total Touchdowns
1. Blane Morgan (AF) 25
2. Graham Leigh (NM) 21
3. Kevin Feterik (BYU) 19
4. Ryan Eslinger (COST) 18
5. John Rayborn (TXEP) 15
6. Jay Stoner (WY) 14
  Billy Volek (FREST) 14
8. Brian Russell (SDGST) 13
  Dan Robinson (HI) 13
  Ronney Jenkins (BYU) 13