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BYU641237292351
OPP58772027182


1976 (9-3)
DateOpponentScore
Sep 11@ Kansas State3 - 13 L
Sep 18Colorado State42 - 18 W
Sep 25@ Arizona23 - 16 W
Oct 2@ San Diego State8 - 0 W
Oct 9Wyoming29 - 34 L
Oct 16Southern Miss63 - 19 W
Oct 23Utah State45 - 14 W
Oct 30Arizona State43 - 21 W
Nov 6UTEP40 - 27 W
Nov 13@ New Mexico21 - 8 W
Nov 20@ Utah34 - 12 W
Dec 18vs. Oklahoma State21 - 49 L


Coaching Staff
Head CoachLaVell Edwards
Running BacksGarth Hall
ReceiversNorm Chow
Defensive LineTom Ramage
LinebackersFred Whittingham
Assistant Head Coach/Offensive LineDave Kragthorpe
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive BacksDick Felt
JVMel Olson
Offensive Coordinator/QuarterbacksDoug Scovil


Team Stats
BYUOPP
Scoring351182
    Points per Game31.916.5
1st Downs214191
    Rushing 1st Downs7693
    Passing 1st Downs12277
    Penalty1621
Rushing1,2821,707
    Rushing Attempts454539
    Yards Gained Rushing1,7482,179
    Yards Lost Rushing466472
        Average per Rush2.83.2
        Average per Game116.5155.2
    TDs Rushing1313
Passing3,3861,837
    Passes Attempted403280
    Passes Completed223122
    Intercepted1923
        Average per Pass8.46.6
        Average per Catch15.215.1
        Average per Game307.8167.0
    TDs Passing319
    Pass Efficiency141.8792.86
    Pass Efficiency Differential49.01-49.01
Total Offensive Plays857819
Total Net Yards4,6683,544
    Average Gain Per Play5.454.33
    Average per Game424.36424.36
Fumbles - Lost23 - 2933 - 22
Penalties - Yards89 - 98186 - 801
Interceptions - Yards23 - 27619 - 157
    Int Return Average12.008.26
Punts - Yards65 - 249074 - 2862
    Average Per Punt38.3138.68
Punt Returns - Yards38 - 22319 - 90
    Punt Return Average5.874.74
Kickoff Returns - Yards30 - 62242 - 747
    Kick Return Average20.7317.79
Season Info
Record9-3
ConferenceWestern Athletic
BowlTangerine Bowl


BYU Scoring
TDFGXP2ptDXPSafPoints
Dave Taylor0153400079
John VanDerWouden90000054
Mike Chronister80020052
Dave Lowry60000036
Jeff Blanc50000030
Todd Christensen50000030
George Harris30000018
Roger Gourley20000012
Jeff Nilsson20000012
Tod Thompson20000012
Brian Billick1001008
Gifford Nielsen1000006
TEAM0000012
TOTALS441534301351

BYU Passing
C-Att-IntYardsY/ALngTDSackEffic
Gifford Nielsen207-372-1931928.629143.23
Terry McEwen15-29-01796.22126.33
John VanDerWouden1-1-01515.00226.00
Dave Lowry0-1-000.000.00
TOTALS223-403-1933868.40310141.87

BYU Rushing
NoGainLossNetAvgLngTD
Jeff Blanc149625315944.0333
Todd Christensen9135743533.9152
Dave Lowry75328203084.1394
Roger Gourley3517201724.9251
Mike Chronister36806822.7451
Roy Ward6370376.2160
Robbie Kahuanui6262244.090
Dan Van Valkenburg513581.650
Terry McEwen5161061.280
John VanDerWouden13033.031
TEAM1018-18-18.000
Gifford Nielsen77103376-273-3.5111
TOTALS454174846612822.84513

BYU Receiving
NoYdsAvgLngTD
Todd Christensen5151010.03
John VanDerWouden4266915.98
Mike Chronister3170622.87
Brian Billick2033816.91
Jeff Blanc1819010.62
Tod Thompson1322717.52
Dave Lowry1314511.22
George Harris1232727.23
Roger Gourley88410.51
Jeff Nilsson67312.22
Jay Miller66611.00
Lloyd Eldredge12121.00
Lynn Zwahlen11616.00
Roy Ward11414.00
TOTALS223338615.2031

BYU Kick Returns
NoYdsAvgLngTD
Dave Lowry2654420.9
Jason Coloma25929.5
Todd Christensen11414.0
Roger Gourley155.0
TOTALS3062220.700

BYU Punt Returns
NoYdsAvgLngTD
Mike Chronister201527.6
Jeff Blanc10515.1
Lynn Zwahlen6203.3
Jason Coloma200.0
TOTALS382235.900

BYU Interceptions
NoYdsTD
Tony Hernandez679
Craig Jensen554
Larry Miller449
Marc Swenson231
Blake Murdock224
Jason Coloma118
Ross Varner117
Rod Wood14
Bob Biddy10
TOTALS232760

BYU Defense
TACKLESMISC
TotalSoloAstSacksTFL/YPBUFFQBH
Rod Wood130329830/613
Bill Rice1138528133/0021
Mekeli Ieremia952966178/0217
Marcus Kanahele88226642/128
Blake Murdock79255400/310
Dana Wilgar78215700/330
Larry Miller59203915/328
Tony Hernandez58223600/610
Craig Jensen53322100/1100
Marc Swenson47262100/300
Steve Dewey47182935/0211
Ross Varner33122131/015
Gary Peterson3272540/014
Mark Berntsen24101401/001
Gary Kama2061402/000
Ron Velasco1991000/210
Larry Tucker108200/0010
Reed Brown83510/002
Neal Ane82600/101
Jason Coloma61500/000
Mark Terranova53200/100
Bob Biddy42200/110
Kip Apostol41310/002
Doug Stromberg220/0
Glen Redd211/0
Chuck Carlson2020/
Keith Uperesa1100/0
TOTALS10274006275027/0411983


BYU Kicking
FGPctLngXPPts
Dave Taylor15-2951.7%34-38
TOTALS15-290.0%34-38

BYU Punting
NoYdsAvgLng
Dave Lowry64246238.5
Parry Winder12828.0
TOTALS65249038.30

OPP Scoring (7+ points)
TeamTDFGXP2ptDXPSafPoints
CousinsWyo20000012
MuckerASU20000012
ChristopulosWyo02400010
PistorUA03100010
SinovicKSU0210007
TOTALS22917201182

OPP Passing (Top 15)
TeamC-Att-IntYardsY/ALngTDSackEffic
SproulASU12-25-333113.2802161.62
DegnanUtah19-42-12706.4621102.33
AldermanUSM13-31-21906.141191.16
MyersUSU14-29-21756.039196.55
TereschukSDSU17-26-31435.518088.51
MazzoneUNM7-22-21426.540067.85
SmithUTEP5-9-113314.8772230.80
JudahCSU9-26-41074.116038.42
HippleUSU5-11-2928.451079.35
KrohnUA3-9-1586.4311101.91
CousinsWyo3-7-1446.3281114.23
JonesUNM3-9-1434.824051.24
MortensenASU5-10-0424.215085.28
GrahamCSU1-1-03838.0380419.20
HagemannUtah3-9-0202.212052.00
TOTALS122-280-2318376.6809092.86

OPP Rushing (Top 15)
TeamNoGainLossNetAvgLngTD
CousinsWyo3017211715.7272
JonesWyo11170716314.8801
WilliamsUNM2512711265.0250
TurnerSDSU2411571084.5310
HendersonUTEP59209218.4640
DickersonUA22932914.1320
WrightWyo19700703.790
BonnerASU14680684.9190
DavisCSU11672655.9391
HoltUTEP11684645.8401
ElliottUTEP20664623.1100
PeakeUtah13537463.5131
SmithUTEP196923462.4191
SwansonKSU11473444.0220
GarryUSM17442.610
TOTALS539203842417073.28012

OPP Receiving (Top 15)
TeamNoYdsAvgLngTD
ColesUSU711216.0511
JeffersonASU710915.6320
MuckerASU620634.3302
CordyUtah611719.5620
MartinUNM611519.2350
CannonUSM58517.0410
GrahamUtah56312.6231
JohnsonUTEP411829.5771
BellCSU47117.8380
BachmanCSU45513.8160
DalyUSU45413.5360
ReaganSDSU44511.2180
MoseleyUtah4379.2120
BrownUSM34715.7160
DennardUNM34715.7400
TOTALS118180615.3779

OPP Kick Returns (Top 10)
TeamNoYdsAvgLngTD
ClancyUSM816921.10
NashUA37525.00
SteptoeUtah36020.00
FelixASU35117.00
MontgomeryUSM13838.00
HendersonUTEP23819.00
HoltUTEP23517.50
ThompsonUNM23115.50
ButlerCSU23015.00
CordyUtah12929.00
TOTALS4274217.7170

OPP Punt Returns (Top 10)
TeamNoYdsAvgLngTD
MathisSDSU4235.8120
HartwigUA2178.50
HenryUSM11717.00
HarrCSU11010.00
CrowUTEP188.00
SmallUtah144.00
DeutschCSU242.00
PierceUtah133.00
GlasenappUA122.00
GarciaUTEP221.00
TOTALS18905.0120

OPP Interceptions (Top 10)
TeamNoYdsTD
SpencerUtah1400
AllenUSM1381
KnoepfelUTEP1330
BaechlerUA1140
TaylorUSM1130
KoskovichUNM1110
CampbellCSU140
HarrisonUtah120
McClainWyo110
SmallUtah100
TOTALS191561

OPP Defense (Top 25)
TACKLESMISC
TeamTotalSoloAstSacksTFL/YPBUFFQBH
WaltonSDSU183150/
WallUtah1587/0
ErbyUA14770/000
DouglassSDSU143110.5/
TaylorUSM139401/001
BaileyUtah13211/0
PrestonUA12750/000
HittSDSU12390/
ChandlerKSU11743/220
BryantKSU11653/171
EctorUSM116501/000
ImuSDSU111100/
NadingUSU108200/300
EdwardsSDSU10730/
DodgeUSU105500/200
MitchellUTEP97200/000
KrumCSU96301/201
JacobsUA9631/700
BrandowSDSU9450/
PetersonASU94510/101
KrebsUtah927/0
OsbornKSU9271/51
HarrCSU86200/300
HarrisASU85301/100
HolmesSDSU8352/
TOTALS7924153773046/7350538


OPP Kicking (Top 15)
TeamFGPctLngXPPts
PistorUA3-0.0%521-110
ChristopulosWyo2-0.0%374-410
SinovicKSU2-0.0%581-17
KushASU0-0.0%03-33
AlvarezUTEP0-0.0%03-43
WrightUSM0-0.0%02-22
MayesUSU0-0.0%02-22
McNamaraUtah0-00.0%00-10
TOTALS7-00.0%5816-1837

OPP Punting (Top 15)
TeamNoYdsAvgLng
SinovicKSU1140436.758
GradyUNM931234.755
MortensenASU834142.649
DodgeUSU727739.645
KnightUA726738.148
WalkerUTEP725536.444
DeutschCSU623639.343
BuchiUtah623539.244
CraftSDSU516833.639
WrightUSM419749.266
SmithWyo314347.748
GrahamUtah12727.027
TOTALS74286238.766


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