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2008 Western Athletic Conference Year Summary

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Record: 55-59, .482 W-L% (8th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -4.93 (10th of 12) ▪ SOS: -3.63 (10th of 12)

Conference Champion: Boise State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Boise State)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Boise State 12 1 .923 8 0 1.000 37.6 12.6 12.83 -3.94
Louisiana Tech 8 5 .615 5 3 .625 24.6 23.7 -3.56 -5.41
Nevada 7 6 .538 5 3 .625 37.6 32.3 2.25 -3.14
Hawaii 7 7 .500 5 3 .625 24.6 28.9 -4.06 -1.99
Fresno State 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 29.6 31.1 -3.53 -4.06
San Jose State 6 6 .500 4 4 .500 18.7 21.6 -7.22 -4.97
Utah State 3 9 .250 3 5 .375 24.0 34.7 -9.20 -0.95
New Mexico State 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 22.2 34.1 -11.99 -4.08
Idaho 2 10 .167 1 7 .125 19.6 42.8 -19.87 -4.12

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/2 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
Boise State         19 17 15 15 13 11 9 9 9 9 9 9 11
Fresno State   21 21 25 25 22                      

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2008-12-30 Humanitarian Bowl Maryland 42 Nevada 35 Humanitarian Bowl (Boise, ID)
2008-12-28 Independence Bowl Louisiana Tech 17 Northern Illinois 10 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
2008-12-24 Hawaii Bowl Notre Dame 49 Hawaii 21 Hawaii Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
2008-12-23 Poinsettia Bowl Texas Christian 17 Boise State 16 Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego, CA)
2008-12-20 New Mexico Bowl Colorado State 40 Fresno State 35 New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque, NM)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Chase Holbrook (NMST) 309
2. Kellen Moore* (BOISE) 281
3. Tom Brandstater* (FREST) 221
4. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 208
5. Nathan Enderle (ID) 184
6. Kyle Reed (SJST) 162
7. Greg Alexander* (HI) 154
8. Diondre Borel (UTST) 136
9. Inoke Funaki* (HI) 100
10. Ross Jenkins* (LATECH) 92

Pass Attempts

1. Chase Holbrook (NMST) 457
2. Kellen Moore* (BOISE) 405
3. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 383
4. Tom Brandstater* (FREST) 371
5. Nathan Enderle (ID) 339
6. Kyle Reed (SJST) 253
7. Greg Alexander* (HI) 245
8. Diondre Borel (UTST) 242
9. Ross Jenkins* (LATECH) 174
10. Inoke Funaki* (HI) 173

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Kellen Moore* (BOISE) 69.4
2. Chase Holbrook (NMST) 67.6
3. Kyle Reed (SJST) 64.0
4. Greg Alexander* (HI) 62.9
5. Tom Brandstater* (FREST) 59.6
6. Diondre Borel (UTST) 56.2
7. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 54.3
8. Nathan Enderle (ID) 54.3

Passing Yards

1. Kellen Moore* (BOISE) 3486
2. Chase Holbrook (NMST) 3361
3. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 2849
4. Tom Brandstater* (FREST) 2664
5. Nathan Enderle (ID) 2077
6. Greg Alexander* (HI) 1895
7. Diondre Borel (UTST) 1705
8. Kyle Reed (SJST) 1563
9. Inoke Funaki* (HI) 1184
10. Ross Jenkins* (LATECH) 1155

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Kellen Moore* (BOISE) 8.6
2. Greg Alexander* (HI) 7.7
3. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 7.4
4. Chase Holbrook (NMST) 7.4
5. Tom Brandstater* (FREST) 7.2
6. Diondre Borel (UTST) 7.0
7. Kyle Reed (SJST) 6.2
8. Nathan Enderle (ID) 6.1

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Kellen Moore* (BOISE) 8.7
2. Greg Alexander* (HI) 8.0
3. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 7.8
4. Chase Holbrook (NMST) 7.1
5. Tom Brandstater* (FREST) 6.7
6. Diondre Borel (UTST) 6.1
7. Kyle Reed (SJST) 5.8
8. Nathan Enderle (ID) 5.1

Passing Touchdowns

1. Kellen Moore* (BOISE) 25
  Chase Holbrook (NMST) 25
3. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 22
4. Nathan Enderle (ID) 20
5. Tom Brandstater* (FREST) 18
6. Greg Alexander* (HI) 14
7. Diondre Borel (UTST) 11
8. Kyle Reed (SJST) 9
9. Inoke Funaki* (HI) 7
  Ross Jenkins* (LATECH) 7

Passing Interceptions

1. Nathan Enderle (ID) 17
2. Chase Holbrook (NMST) 14
3. Inoke Funaki* (HI) 12
  Tom Brandstater* (FREST) 12
5. Diondre Borel (UTST) 10
  Kellen Moore* (BOISE) 10
7. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 7
8. Taylor Bennett* (LATECH) 6
  Kyle Reed (SJST) 6
10. Greg Alexander* (HI) 5
  Myles Eden (SJST) 5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Kellen Moore* (BOISE) 157.1
2. Greg Alexander* (HI) 142.6
3. Chase Holbrook (NMST) 141.3
4. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 132.1
5. Tom Brandstater* (FREST) 129.4
6. Kyle Reed (SJST) 122.9
7. Diondre Borel (UTST) 122.1
8. Nathan Enderle (ID) 115.2

Rush Attempts

1. Vai Taua* (NV) 236
2. Daniel Porter* (LATECH) 222
3. Diondre Borel (UTST) 179
4. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 161
  Deonte Jackson (ID) 161
6. Ian Johnson* (BOISE) 150
7. Anthony Harding* (FREST) 147
8. Patrick Jackson* (LATECH) 143
9. Yonus Davis (SJST) 120
  Lonyae Miller* (FREST) 120

Rushing Yards

1. Vai Taua* (NV) 1521
2. Daniel Porter* (LATECH) 1164
3. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 1130
4. Anthony Harding* (FREST) 822
5. Lonyae Miller* (FREST) 812
6. Ian Johnson* (BOISE) 766
7. Deonte Jackson (ID) 696
8. Patrick Jackson* (LATECH) 653
9. Diondre Borel (UTST) 632
10. Jeremy Avery* (BOISE) 614

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 7.0
2. Lonyae Miller* (FREST) 6.8
3. Vai Taua* (NV) 6.4
4. Princeton McCarty (ID) 6.2
5. Anthony Harding* (FREST) 5.6
6. Jeremy Avery* (BOISE) 5.5
7. Ryan Mathews* (FREST) 5.4
8. Daniel Porter* (LATECH) 5.2
9. Ian Johnson* (BOISE) 5.1
10. Marquell Colston (NMST) 4.7

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 17
2. Vai Taua* (NV) 15
3. Ian Johnson* (BOISE) 13
4. Daniel Porter* (LATECH) 9
5. Robert Turbin (UTST) 8
  Patrick Jackson* (LATECH) 8
7. Lonyae Miller* (FREST) 7
8. Daniel Libre* (HI) 6
  Anthony Harding* (FREST) 6
  Ryan Mathews* (FREST) 6

Receptions

1. Chris Williams (NMST) 86
2. A.J. Harris (NMST) 78
3. David Richmond (SJST) 72
  Jeremy Childs* (BOISE) 72
5. Michael Washington* (HI) 62
6. Marko Mitchell* (NV) 61
7. Greg Salas* (HI) 57
8. Eddie Williams (ID) 54
9. Mike McCoy* (NV) 53
10. Aaron Bain* (HI) 52

Receiving Yards

1. Chris Williams (NMST) 1271
2. Marko Mitchell* (NV) 1141
3. David Richmond (SJST) 832
4. Greg Salas* (HI) 831
5. Jeremy Childs* (BOISE) 802
6. Seyi Ajirotutu* (FREST) 795
7. Michael Washington* (HI) 789
8. A.J. Harris (NMST) 713
9. Eddie Williams (ID) 687
10. Chris Wellington* (NV) 632

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Marko Mitchell* (NV) 18.7
2. Malcolm Lane* (HI) 17.5
3. Seyi Ajirotutu* (FREST) 16.9
4. Vinny Perretta* (BOISE) 16.1
5. Chris Wellington* (NV) 15.0
6. Chris Williams (NMST) 14.8
7. Greg Salas* (HI) 14.6
8. Phillip Livas* (LATECH) 14.1
9. Michael Washington* (HI) 12.7
10. Eddie Williams (ID) 12.7

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Marko Mitchell* (NV) 10
2. Marcus Anderson (NMST) 9
  Austin Pettis* (BOISE) 9
  Chris Williams (NMST) 9
5. David Richmond (SJST) 7
  Jeremy Childs* (BOISE) 7
7. Michael Washington* (HI) 6
  Chris Wellington* (NV) 6
  Aaron Bain* (HI) 6
  Malcolm Lane* (HI) 6
  Eddie Williams (ID) 6

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Vai Taua* (NV) 266
2. Daniel Porter* (LATECH) 234
3. Diondre Borel (UTST) 179
4. Deonte Jackson (ID) 177
5. Ian Johnson* (BOISE) 172
6. Anthony Harding* (FREST) 161
  Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 161
8. Patrick Jackson* (LATECH) 159
9. Yonus Davis (SJST) 137
10. Jeremy Avery* (BOISE) 127

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Vai Taua* (NV) 1764
2. Daniel Porter* (LATECH) 1345
3. Chris Williams (NMST) 1271
4. Marko Mitchell* (NV) 1186
5. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 1130
6. Ian Johnson* (BOISE) 995
7. Anthony Harding* (FREST) 945
8. Phillip Livas* (LATECH) 944
9. David Richmond (SJST) 864
10. Patrick Jackson* (LATECH) 849

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Vai Taua* (NV) 18
2. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 17
3. Ian Johnson* (BOISE) 13
4. Patrick Jackson* (LATECH) 11
5. Robert Turbin (UTST) 10
  Marko Mitchell* (NV) 10
  Daniel Porter* (LATECH) 10
8. Chris Williams (NMST) 9
  Austin Pettis* (BOISE) 9
  Marcus Anderson (NMST) 9

Total Plays

1. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 544
2. Chase Holbrook (NMST) 538
3. Kellen Moore* (BOISE) 443
4. Tom Brandstater* (FREST) 422
5. Diondre Borel (UTST) 421
6. Nathan Enderle (ID) 415
7. Kyle Reed (SJST) 340
8. Greg Alexander* (HI) 335
9. Inoke Funaki* (HI) 247
10. Vai Taua* (NV) 236

Total Yards

1. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 3979
2. Kellen Moore* (BOISE) 3456
3. Chase Holbrook (NMST) 3165
4. Tom Brandstater* (FREST) 2614
5. Diondre Borel (UTST) 2337
6. Nathan Enderle (ID) 2055
7. Greg Alexander* (HI) 2034
8. Kyle Reed (SJST) 1643
9. Vai Taua* (NV) 1521
10. Inoke Funaki* (HI) 1399

Total Yards Per Play

1. Kellen Moore* (BOISE) 7.8
2. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 7.3
3. Chase Holbrook (NMST) 5.9

Total Touchdowns

1. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 39
2. Chase Holbrook (NMST) 27
3. Kellen Moore* (BOISE) 26
4. Tom Brandstater* (FREST) 22
5. Nathan Enderle (ID) 21
6. Greg Alexander* (HI) 17
7. Diondre Borel (UTST) 16
8. Vai Taua* (NV) 15
9. Ian Johnson* (BOISE) 13
  Kyle Reed (SJST) 13

Touchdowns

1. Vai Taua* (NV) 18
2. Colin Kaepernick* (NV) 17
3. Ian Johnson* (BOISE) 13
4. Patrick Jackson* (LATECH) 11
  Chris Williams (NMST) 11
6. Robert Turbin (UTST) 10
  Daniel Porter* (LATECH) 10
  Marko Mitchell* (NV) 10
9. Austin Pettis* (BOISE) 9
  Marcus Anderson (NMST) 9

Points

1. Ben Calderwood (UTST) 6
  Oren Long (NMST) 6
  Antonio May (UTST) 6
  John Fonoti* (HI) 6

Extra Point Attempts

1. Brett Jaekle* (NV) 63
2. Kyle Brotzman* (BOISE) 50
3. Kevin Goessling* (FREST) 47
4. Dan Kelly* (HI) 43
5. Brad Oestriecher* (LATECH) 40
6. Kyle Hughes (NMST) 33
  Peter Caldwell (UTST) 33
8. Tino Amancio (ID) 29
9. Jared Strubeck (SJST) 26
10. Brock Jaramillo* (BOISE) 11

Extra Points Made

1. Brett Jaekle* (NV) 63
2. Kyle Brotzman* (BOISE) 50
3. Kevin Goessling* (FREST) 46
4. Dan Kelly* (HI) 41
5. Brad Oestriecher* (LATECH) 38
6. Kyle Hughes (NMST) 33
7. Peter Caldwell (UTST) 32
8. Tino Amancio (ID) 29
9. Jared Strubeck (SJST) 23
10. Brock Jaramillo* (BOISE) 10

Field Goal Attempts

1. Brad Oestriecher* (LATECH) 28
2. Kyle Brotzman* (BOISE) 26
3. Kevin Goessling* (FREST) 22
  Jared Strubeck (SJST) 22
5. Dan Kelly* (HI) 20
6. Brett Jaekle* (NV) 17
7. Tino Amancio (ID) 13
8. Peter Caldwell (UTST) 12
9. Kyle Hughes (NMST) 11
10. Chris Ulinski (UTST) 2

Field Goals Made

1. Kyle Brotzman* (BOISE) 17
2. Kevin Goessling* (FREST) 15
3. Brett Jaekle* (NV) 14
  Brad Oestriecher* (LATECH) 14
5. Jared Strubeck (SJST) 13
6. Peter Caldwell (UTST) 10
  Dan Kelly* (HI) 10
8. Tino Amancio (ID) 8
9. Kyle Hughes (NMST) 7
10. Chris Ulinski (UTST) 2

Punts

1. Philip Zavala (SJST) 76
2. Chris Keagle* (LATECH) 72
3. Tim Grasso* (HI) 68
4. Peter Caldwell (UTST) 65
5. T.J. Conley (ID) 58
6. Robert Malone* (FREST) 54
7. Kyle Hughes (NMST) 52
8. Brad Langley* (NV) 42
9. Kyle Brotzman* (BOISE) 37
10. Brett Jaekle* (NV) 22

Punting Yards

1. Chris Keagle* (LATECH) 2915
2. Philip Zavala (SJST) 2781
3. T.J. Conley (ID) 2751
4. Tim Grasso* (HI) 2750
5. Peter Caldwell (UTST) 2723
6. Robert Malone* (FREST) 2311
7. Kyle Hughes (NMST) 2219
8. Brad Langley* (NV) 1850
9. Kyle Brotzman* (BOISE) 1693
10. Brett Jaekle* (NV) 890

Punt Returns

1. Kyle Wilson* (BOISE) 33
2. Michael Washington* (HI) 19
3. Antoine Thompson* (NV) 17
4. Phillip Livas* (LATECH) 16
5. Yonus Davis (SJST) 14
6. Rashad Evans* (FREST) 13
7. Philip Beck* (LATECH) 12
8. Kejon Murphy (UTST) 11
9. Coye Francies (SJST) 10
  Coye Francies (SJST) 10

Punt Return Yards

1. Kyle Wilson* (BOISE) 470
2. Phillip Livas* (LATECH) 245
3. Rashad Evans* (FREST) 171
4. Yonus Davis (SJST) 151
5. Philip Beck* (LATECH) 127
6. Chris Williams (NMST) 105
7. Chastin West* (FREST) 97
  Kejon Murphy (UTST) 97
9. Antoine Thompson* (NV) 83
10. Marlon Moore* (FREST) 82

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Kyle Wilson* (BOISE) 3
2. Phillip Livas* (LATECH) 2

Kickoff Returns

1. Kama Bailey (ID) 41
2. Phillip Livas* (LATECH) 32
3. A.J. Jefferson* (FREST) 31
4. Brandon Rutley (SJST) 28
5. Brian Fludd* (NV) 24
  Ryan Mouton* (HI) 24
  Malcolm Lane* (HI) 24
8. Marcus Anderson (NMST) 22
9. Kejon Murphy (UTST) 17
10. Chris Williams (NMST) 16

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Kama Bailey (ID) 955
2. A.J. Jefferson* (FREST) 908
3. Phillip Livas* (LATECH) 826
4. Brandon Rutley (SJST) 748
5. Malcolm Lane* (HI) 635
6. Brian Fludd* (NV) 530
7. Marcus Anderson (NMST) 522
8. Ryan Mouton* (HI) 514
9. Kejon Murphy (UTST) 412
10. Chris Williams (NMST) 409

Solo Tackles

1. Jeron Johnson* (BOISE) 71
2. Derrick Richardson (NMST) 66
3. Solomon Elimimian* (HI) 64
4. Antonio Baker* (LATECH) 63
5. Virdell Larkins (ID) 57
6. Ellis Powers* (BOISE) 51
7. Jake Hutton (UTST) 50
8. Weldon Brown* (LATECH) 49
  Jonathon Amaya* (NV) 49
10. Uche Anyanwu* (NV) 48

Assisted Tackles

1. Derrick Richardson (NMST) 71
2. Ben Jacobs* (FREST) 66
3. Nick Paden (NMST) 65
4. Jake Hutton (UTST) 60
5. Solomon Elimimian* (HI) 57
6. Jason Scott (NMST) 54
7. Antonio Baker* (LATECH) 52
8. Chris Carter* (FREST) 50
9. Justin Cole (SJST) 45
10. Adam Leonard* (HI) 42

Total Tackles

1. Derrick Richardson (NMST) 137
2. Solomon Elimimian* (HI) 121
3. Antonio Baker* (LATECH) 115
4. Ben Jacobs* (FREST) 113
5. Jake Hutton (UTST) 110
6. Nick Paden (NMST) 107
7. Jeron Johnson* (BOISE) 101
8. Adam Leonard* (HI) 88
  Chris Carter* (FREST) 88
10. Jason Scott (NMST) 84

Tackles for Loss

1. Jarron Gilbert (SJST) 22
2. Kevin Basped* (NV) 18
  Carl Ihenacho (SJST) 18
4. Dontay Moch* (NV) 17
5. David Veikune* (HI) 16
6. James-Michael Johnson* (NV) 12
7. Ryan Winterswyk* (BOISE) 12
8. Solomon Elimimian* (HI) 10
9. John Fonoti* (HI) 10
  Josh Shaw (ID) 10
  Joshua Leonard* (HI) 10

Interception Return Yards

1. Kyle Flynn (SJST) 95
2. Duke Ihenacho (SJST) 92
3. Ryan Mouton* (HI) 91
4. James Brindley (UTST) 90
5. Damion Owens* (FREST) 68
6. Bryon Hout* (BOISE) 62
  Justin Cole (SJST) 62
  Byron Hout* (BOISE) 62
9. Dominique Faust* (LATECH) 60
10. Terry Carter* (LATECH) 50

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Duke Ihenacho (SJST) 2

Passes Defended

1. Kyle Wilson* (BOISE) 14
2. Keao Monteilh* (HI) 11
  Duke Ihenacho (SJST) 11
  Steven Howze* (LATECH) 11
5. Weldon Brown* (LATECH) 10
  Deon Young* (LATECH) 10
  Brandyn Thompson* (BOISE) 10
  George Iloka* (BOISE) 10
  Jonathon Amaya* (NV) 10
  Jeron Johnson* (BOISE) 10