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1979 Brigham Young Cougars Roster

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (4th of 140) ▪ Rank: 13th in Final AP Poll
Conference: WAC  ▪ Conference Record: 7-0 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: LaVell Edwards (11-1)

PS/G: 40.3 (1st of 140) ▪ PA/G: 13.6 (24th of 140)
SRS: 18.13 (10th of 140) ▪ SOS: -0.87 (77th of 140)

Bowl Game: Lost Holiday Bowl 38-37 versus Indiana


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  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Marc Wilson* QB 250 Cmp, 427 Att, 3720 Yds, 29 TD
Royce Bybee QB 26 Cmp, 37 Att, 331 Yds, 4 TD
Homer Jones* RB 75 Att, 546 Yds, 7.3 Avg
Eric Lane* RB 94 Att, 595 Yds, 6.3 Avg
Clay Blackwell RB 7 Att, 30 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Steve Carlsen RB 36 Att, 201 Yds, 5.6 Avg
Mike Lacey RB 7 Att, 8 Yds, 1.1 Avg
Scott Phillips RB 46 Att, 321 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Scott Reber RB 5 Att, 51 Yds, 10.2 Avg
Vic Whitsett RB 5 Att, 35 Yds, 7.0 Avg
Doug Williams RB 22 Att, 50 Yds, 2.3 Avg
Bill Davis* WR 21 Rec, 379 Yds, 18.0 Avg
Lloyd Jones* WR 33 Rec, 735 Yds, 22.3 Avg
Matt Braga WR 21 Rec, 369 Yds, 17.6 Avg
Scott Collie WR 1 Rec, 10 Yds, 10.0 Avg
Dan Plater WR 24 Rec, 411 Yds, 17.1 Avg
Kent Tingey WR 6 Rec, 87 Yds, 14.5 Avg
Clay Brown* TE 31 Rec, 498 Yds, 16.1 Avg
Rob Anderson TE 4 Rec, 76 Yds, 19.0 Avg
Dave Smith TE 1 Rec, 25 Yds, 25.0 Avg
Tom Bell* OL
Nick Eyre* OL
Danny Hansen* OL
Scott Nielson* OL
Randy Tidwell* OL
Pulusila Filiaga* DL
Mat Mendenhall* DL
Mike Morgan* DL
Glen Titensor* DL
Rob Buchanan DL
Jim Jaramillo DL
Gary Kama* LB
Glen Redd* LB
Ed St. Pierre* LB
Tim Halverson* DB
John Neal* DB
Bob Prested* DB
Bill Schoepflin* DB
Dave Francis DB
Rob Wilson DB