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1976 Season Stats
Series History
1st2nd3rd4thFinal
Southern Miss3160019
BYU028211463


Scoring Summary
FIRST QUARTER
FGMike Wright 26 yard field goal03
SECOND QUARTER
TDJohn VanDerWouden 6 yard pass from Gifford Nielsen (Dave Taylor kick)73
TDMike Chronister 45 yard run (Dave Taylor kick)143
TDCarl Allen 33 yard interception return (Mike Wright kick)1410
TDDave Lowry 1 yard run (Dave Taylor kick)2110
TDJohn Pitts 6 yard pass from Ken Alderman (Mike Wright kick)2117
SafReggie Odom tackled Terry McEwen in end zone2119
TDTod Thompson 20 yard pass from Gifford Nielsen (Dave Taylor kick)2819
THIRD QUARTER
TDJeff Blanc 2 yard run (Dave Taylor kick)3519
TDMike Chronister 6 yard pass from Gifford Nielsen (Dave Taylor kick)4219
TDJeff Blanc 10 yard run (Dave Taylor kick)4919
FOURTH QUARTER
TDRoger Gourley 6 yard run (Dave Taylor kick)5619
TDJeff Nilsson 1 yard pass from Terry McEwen (Dave Taylor kick)6319
Team Stats
BYUUSM
1st Downs2818
    Rushing 1st Downs98
    Passing 1st Downs149
    Penalty51
Rushing19893
    Rushing Attempts4949
    Yards Gained Rushing216141
    Yards Lost Rushing1848
    TDs Rushing50
Passing515190
    Passes Attempted3933
    Passes Completed2713
    Intercepted22
    TDs Passing41
    Pass Efficiency203.7485.64
    Pass Efficiency Differential118.10-118.10
Total Offensive Plays8882
Total Net Yards713283
    Average Gain Per Play8.103.45
Fumbles - Lost3 - 25 - 5
Penalties - Yards15 - 1538 - 86
Interceptions - Yards2 - 182 - 58
Punts - Yards1 - 464 - 197
    Average Per Punt46.0049.25
Punt Returns - Yards4 - 81 - 17
Kickoff Returns - Yards3 - 459 - 207
Game Info
StadiumCougar Stadium
LocationProvo, Utah
DateOct 16, 1976
Attendance23,029
WeatherFair and Clear
ConferenceBYU: Western Athletic
USM: Independent
Head CoachBYU: LaVell Edwards
USM: Bobby Collins
Final AP RankBYU: NR
USM: 20




BYU Scoring
TDFGXP2ptDXPSafPoints
Jeff Blanc20000012
Mike Chronister20000012
Dave Taylor0090009
Roger Gourley1000006
Dave Lowry1000006
Jeff Nilsson1000006
Tod Thompson1000006
John VanDerWouden1000006
TOTALS90900063
Southern Miss Scoring
TDFGXP2ptDXPSafPoints
John Pitts1000006
Carl Allen1000006
Mike Wright0120005
Reggie Odom0000012
TOTALS21200119
BYU Passing
C-Att-IntYardsY/ALngTDSackEffic
Gifford Nielsen23-31-244514.4683213.81
Terry McEwen4-7-07010.0291188.29
Dave Lowry0-1-000.0000.00
TOTALS27-39-251513.26840203.74
Southern Miss Passing
C-Att-IntYardsY/ALngTDSackEffic
Ken Alderman13-31-21906.141191.16
Chuck Clancy0-2-000.0000.00
TOTALS13-33-21905.8411085.64
BYU Rushing
NoGainLossNetAvgLngTD
Jeff Blanc16744.6162
Mike Chronister14545.0451
Todd Christensen5285.6100
Dave Lowry14241.781
Roger Gourley4153.861
Terry McEwen188.080
Robbie Kahuanui362.050
Roy Ward144.040
Gifford Nielsen4-6-1.530
TOTALS49001984.0455
Southern Miss Rushing
NoGainLossNetAvgLngTD
Ben Garry17442.610
Curtis Dickey9313.4110
Chuck Clancy5153.060
David Hosemann122.020
Ken Alderman1710.1100
TOTALS4900931.9110
BYU Receiving
NoYdsAvgLngTD
John VanDerWouden716323.3671
Mike Chronister36120.3331
George Harris27738.5680
Tod Thompson24422.0241
Brian Billick24020.0240
Jay Miller23115.5170
Jeff Nilsson23015.0291
Todd Christensen22010.0150
Roger Gourley2199.5110
Jeff Blanc2147.0110
Lynn Zwahlen11616.0160
TOTALS2751519.1684
Southern Miss Receiving
NoYdsAvgLngTD
John Cannon58517.0410
Chuck Brown34715.7160
Ben Garry11717.0170
Boo Smith11414.0140
Chuck Clancy11212.0120
Chris Pieper11010.0100
John Pitts155.051
TOTALS1319014.6411
BYU Interceptions
NoYdsTD
Jason Coloma1180
Bob Biddy100
TOTALS2180
Southern Miss Interceptions
NoYdsTD
Carl Allen1381
Ronald Taylor1130
TOTALS2511
BYU Defense
TACKLESMISC
TotalSoloAstSacksTFL/YPBUFFQBH
Rod Wood134910/001
Marcus Kanahele93601/000
Larry Miller75202/011
Blake Murdock73400/000
Ron Velasco72500/110
Bill Rice63310/000
Mekeli Ieremia52310/000
Reed Brown43110/002
Ross Varner42210/001
Tony Hernandez41300/100
Mark Berntsen33010/000
Bob Biddy33000/200
Larry Tucker33000/000
Craig Jensen32100/000
Mark Terranova22000/000
Marc Swenson22001/000
Jason Coloma22000/000
Gary Peterson20210/011
Steve Dewey10100/000
Kip Apostol10110/001
TOTALS88454384/0437
Southern Miss Defense
TACKLESMISC
TotalSoloAstSacksTFL/YPBUFFQBH
Ronald Taylor139401/001
Clemon Ector116501/000
Terry Daniels76100/200
Mike Crenshaw63300/000
Carl Allen63300/100
Reggie Odom53202/002
Craig Stevens43101/001
Malachi Henry42200/000
Don Law41300/100
JJ Stewart31201/000
Bobby Smithart31200/002
Rick Northam30300/000
Randy Basler30300/001
Bishop Knox22000/000
Stoney Parker21101/001
Eddie Nunez11000/000
Emanuel Killingsworth11000/000
Ricky Allen10100/000
TOTALS79433607/0408
BYU Kick Returns
NoYdsAvgLngTD
Dave Lowry34515.00
TOTALS34515.00
Southern Miss Kick Returns
NoYdsAvgLngTD
Chuck Clancy816921.10
Carlos Montgomery13838.00
TOTALS920723.000
BYU Punt Returns
NoYdsAvgLngTD
Mike Chronister482.00
TOTALS482.00
Southern Miss Punt Returns
NoYdsAvgLngTD
Malachi Henry11717.00
TOTALS11717.00
BYU Kicking
FGPctLngXPPts
Dave Taylor0-0.0%09-99
TOTALS0-0.0%09-99
Southern Miss Kicking
FGPctLngXPPts
Mike Wright0-0.0%02-22
TOTALS0-0.0%02-22
BYU Punting
NoYdsAvgLng
Dave Lowry14646.046
TOTALS14646.046
Southern Miss Punting
NoYdsAvgLng
Mike Wright419749.266
TOTALS419749.266

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