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1976 Brigham Young Cougars Stats

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (21st of 137)
Conference: WAC (Schedule and Results)
Coach: LaVell Edwards (9-3)

PS/G: 31.0 (8th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 19.2 (67th of 137)
SRS: 6.58 (39th of 137) ▪ SOS: -3.08 (87th of 137)

Bowl Game: Lost Tangerine Bowl 49-21 versus Oklahoma State

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 20.5 36.4 56.3 299.6 2.7 40.0 112.2 2.8 1.2
Defense 12 10.3 24.2 42.8 155.3 0.8 50.8 173.5 3.4 1.6
Difference +10.2 +12.2 +13.5 +144.3 +1.9 -10.8 -61.3 -0.6 -0.4

Passing

Stats include bowl game
Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Gifford Nielsen 230 406 56.7 3401 8.4 7.3 30 23 140.1
2 Terry McEwen 16 31 51.6 194 6.3 7.5 2 0 125.5

Rushing & Receiving

Stats include bowl game
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Jeff Blanc 157 625 4.0 3 21 215 10.2 2 178 840 4.7 5
2 Todd Christensen 97 359 3.7 3 57 563 9.9 3 154 922 6.0 6
3 Gifford Nielsen 83 -267 -3.2 1 83 -267 -3.2 1
4 Dave Lowry 79 315 4.0 4 16 155 9.7 2 95 470 4.9 6
5 Roger Gourley 36 172 4.8 1 10 108 10.8 1 46 280 6.1 2
6 Roy Ward 17 69 4.1 0 1 14 14.0 0 18 83 4.6 0
7 Terry McEwen 5 6 1.2 0 5 6 1.2 0
8 Mike Chronister 4 64 16.0 1 33 723 21.9 7 37 787 21.3 8
9 John Van Der Wouden 1 3 3.0 1 42 669 15.9 8 43 672 15.6 9
10 Tod Thompson 16 290 18.1 3 16 290 18.1 3
11 George Harris 12 327 27.3 3 12 327 27.3 3
12 Jeff Nilsson 7 94 13.4 2 7 94 13.4 2
13 Jay Miller 7 82 11.7 0 7 82 11.7 0
14 Brian Billick 6 70 11.7 1 6 70 11.7 1

Defense & Fumbles

Stats include bowl game
Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Tony Hernandez 6 79 13.2 0
2 Craig Jensen 5 54 10.8 0
3 Larry Miller 4 49 12.3 0
4 Blake Murdock 2 24 12.0 0
5 Marc Swenson 2 31 15.5 0
6 Bob Biddy 1 0 0.0 0
7 Jason Coloma 1 8 8.0 0
8 Dave Varner 1 7 7.0 0
9 Rod Wood 1 4 4.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Stats include bowl game
Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Dave Lowry 34 748 22.0 1
2 Jason Coloma 3 73 24.3 0 8 20 2.5 0
3 Mike Chronister 21 167 8.0 0
4 Jeff Blanc 11 66 6.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Stats include bowl game
Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Dave Taylor 37 41 90.2 15 29 51.7 82
2 Dave Lowry 70 2662 38.0