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1977 Season Stats

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BYU15410910268433
OPP30266742165


1977 (9-2)
DateOpponentScore
Sep 10Kansas State39 - 0 W
Sep 24@ Utah State65 - 6 W
Sep 30New Mexico54 - 19 W
Oct 8@ Oregon State19 - 24 L
Oct 15@ Colorado State63 - 17 W
Oct 22@ Wyoming10 - 7 W
Oct 29Arizona34 - 14 W
Nov 5Utah38 - 8 W
Nov 12@ Arizona State13 - 24 L
Nov 19Long Beach State30 - 27 W
Nov 26@ UTEP68 - 19 W


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
Scoring433165
    Points per Game39.415.0
1st Downs262203
    Rushing 1st Downs78106
    Passing 1st Downs16174
    Penalty2323
Rushing1,4141,769
    Rushing Attempts425572
    Yards Gained Rushing1,8892,236
    Yards Lost Rushing475467
        Average per Rush3.33.1
        Average per Game128.5160.8
    TDs Rushing148
Passing3,7581,901
    Passes Attempted277144
    Passes Completed457327
    Intercepted2320
        Average per Pass13.613.2
        Average per Catch8.25.8
        Average per Game341.6172.8
    TDs Passing4111
    Pass Efficiency311.18335.41
    Pass Efficiency Differential-24.2324.23
Total Offensive Plays702716
Total Net Yards5,1723,670
    Average Gain Per Play7.375.13
    Average per Game470.18470.18
Fumbles - Lost32 - 1951 - 36
Penalties - Yards - 993 - 958
Interceptions - Yards20 - 30623 - 352
    Int Return Average15.3015.30
Punts - Yards56 - 212587 - 3334
    Average Per Punt37.9538.32
Punt Returns - Yards30 - 13615 - 53
    Punt Return Average4.533.53
Kickoff Returns - Yards24 - 49244 - 779
    Kick Return Average20.5017.70
Season Info
Record9-2
ConferenceWestern Athletic


BYU Scoring
TDFGXP2ptDXPSafPoints
Mike Chronister110020070
Dev Duke084300067
Todd Christensen80000048
Tod Thompson70000042
John VanDerWouden60000036
George Harris50000030
Scott Phillips50000030
Roger Gourley40000024
Marc Wilson20000012
Rob Anderson1000006
Larry Miller1000006
Bill Ring1000006
Marc Swenson1000006
Ron Velasco1000006
Casey Wingard1000006
Jermaine Younger1000006
Gary Kama0000012
TOTALS55843201403

BYU Passing
C-Att-IntYardsY/ALngTDSackEffic
Marc Wilson164-277-1824188.724148.13
Gifford Nielsen98-156-311677.516155.66
Jim McMahon10-16-11036.41124.70
Terry McEwen3-3-03210.70189.60
Scott Phillips1-2-12914.5071.80
Dan Hartwig1-2-094.5087.80
John VanDerWouden0-1-000.000.00
TOTALS277-457-2337588.20410149.23

BYU Rushing
NoGainLossNetAvgLngTD
Scott Phillips47349243256.9325
Roger Gourley76325312943.9152
Todd Christensen7929882903.7153
Bill Ring5826752624.5321
Casey Wingard33211191925.8451
Mike Chronister35805819.3110
Scott Reber6261254.2110
Marc Wilson81232212200.2192
Dan Hartwig16066.060
TEAM05050.050
Lance Reynolds05050.050
Terry McEwen5624-18-3.660
Jim McMahon71838-20-2.9150
Gifford Nielsen2988113-25-0.9150
TOTALS425189447514193.34514

BYU Receiving
NoYdsAvgLngTD
Todd Christensen5060312.15
John VanDerWouden4366115.47
Mike Chronister3864917.111
Tod Thompson3760216.38
Roger Gourley2733012.22
George Harris2331313.66
Scott Phillips1820711.50
Bill Ring1010410.40
Richard Jones7699.90
Stan Younger67412.31
Casey Wingard6325.30
Lynn Zwahlen5326.40
Scott Reber25125.50
Rob Anderson2168.01
TOTALS274374313.7041

BYU Kick Returns
NoYdsAvgLngTD
John Neal1023123.1
Jason Coloma69616.0
Casey Wingard59218.4
Tod Thompson14545.0
Todd Christensen12525.0
Mark Berntsen133.0
TOTALS2449220.500

BYU Punt Returns
NoYdsAvgLngTD
Mike Chronister281234.4
Jason Coloma2136.5
TOTALS301364.500

BYU Interceptions
NoYdsTD
Bob Prested578
Ron Velasco348
Jason Coloma39
Tony Hernandez243
Larry Miller236
Marc Swenson192
Dave McKee10
John Neal10
Rod Wood10
TOTALS193060

BYU Defense
TACKLESMISC
TotalSoloAstSacksTFL/YPBUFFQBH
Rod Wood107268156/145
Larry Miller92316106/412
Gary Peterson90167479/0321
Ron Velasco72284400/310
Mark Berntsen68175112/323
John Neal66194702/220
Ross Varner66165047/3328
Mat Mendenhall6418461116/2424
Jason Coloma60223802/200
Bob Prested48232502/520
Mekeli Ieremia48143456/0216
Tony Hernandez44242002/510
Gary Kama44143011/211
Tom Enlow38102800/012
Danny Frazier37112604/010
Marc Swenson3572802/310
Steve Corson2671900/010
Doug Stromberg2471725/0110
Dave McKee2391400/000
Dave Campos1981100/000
John Ramage1431100/201
Kip Apostol113800/011
Jeff Harris112900/010
Bill Ring104600/000
Scott Reber61500/000
Bob Simmerman40400/000
Keith Uperesa1100/00
Nick Eyre10100/00
TOTALS11293417883672/03733114


BYU Kicking
FGPctLngXPPts
Dev Duke9-1850.0%46-52
TOTALS9-180.0%46-52

BYU Punting
NoYdsAvgLng
Jim McMahon55216139.3
TEAM1-36-36.0
TOTALS56212537.90

OPP Scoring (7+ points)
TeamTDFGXP2ptDXPSafPoints
GarciaUTEP20000012
TOTALS19313001138

OPP Passing (Top 15)
TeamC-Att-IntYardsY/ALngTDSackEffic
McGaffiganLBSU19-46-02916.3532108.79
ManucciKSU11-21-11828.7500115.66
HippleUSU12-26-11776.8631108.34
MazzoneUNM12-21-11778.4532149.85
RamirezUTEP10-31-41675.453272.99
SproulASU14-25-01425.7401116.91
GomezUtah15-41-21313.214053.67
KrohnUA7-21-21215.840062.69
GrahamCSU10-21-2984.717183.49
NormanOSU9-19-1904.740194.00
MyersUSU8-13-1715.515092.03
ClaytonWyo4-11-1716.529072.40
LunsfordUA5-9-0717.9260121.82
LaneASU1-1-06262.0621950.80
McCallUTEP2-5-1428.425070.56
TOTALS144-327-1919015.86311092.35

OPP Rushing (Top 15)
TeamNoGainLossNetAvgLngTD
ElliottUTEP3220642026.3270
ParkerUtah241013984.1160
HardemanWyo161057986.1221
JonesWyo18913884.9150
HarrisASU25781773.1200
BarnesUNM159014765.1320
NormanCSU14760765.4200
ParrosUSU12731726.0240
WilliamsUNM16712694.3100
HarrisCSU187010603.3300
OliverUA6480488.0331
FieldsOSU20548462.380
SproulASU186723442.4151
BarrettUtah5420428.4250
KellarOSU8420425.2150
TOTALS572223643618003.1398

OPP Receiving (Top 15)
TeamNoYdsAvgLngTD
BryantUSU1016116.1631
JeffersonASU78512.1401
McCluskeyLBSU7699.9150
BellCSU7557.9170
CouryOSU7497.0100
BeyerUA58316.6260
HenryLBSU412531.2532
CassidyUSU45213.0200
CunninghamLBSU4328.0120
GarciaUTEP36722.3532
WrinkleUTEP34414.7250
HaynesUA33712.3160
MatheneyUSU33210.7140
ParkerUtah3289.3120
SteptoeUtah3258.3100
TOTALS144189513.26311

OPP Kick Returns (Top 10)
TeamNoYdsAvgLngTD
HarrisCSU210854.01
SolomonUtah610317.20
AmersonUTEP58717.40
HoltUA25728.50
ParrosUSU45513.80
MunnKSU35418.00
BryantUSU24120.50
JohnsonOSU23819.00
DennardUNM33511.70
JonesCSU23417.00
TOTALS4477917.701

OPP Punt Returns (Top 10)
TeamNoYdsAvgLngTD
MontagueWyo5275.40
WashingtonCSU3103.30
CouryOSU273.50
LeibeKSU166.00
HessLBSU133.00
HortonUA300.00
TOTALS15533.500

OPP Interceptions (Top 10)
TeamNoYdsTD
DanielsUtah2820
HarrisASU2500
LinckWyo2150
DalesOSU1791
JohnsonLBSU1350
HoweOSU1321
ClementsWyo1270
FantettiWyo1200
RussellASU170
MorrellUtah130
TOTALS243522

OPP Defense (Top 25)
TACKLESMISC
TeamTotalSoloAstSacksTFL/YPBUFFQBH
PadjenASU12840/0
WallaceUA1110100/100
AbbottUA106403/001
GriffinUtah105500/100
BrinsonKSU98100/100
StevensOSU98101/22
ParkinUSU9720/00
EmmonsOSU96300/00
JustinOSU96300/02
SpaniKSU95400/000
FantettiWyo9541/10
DanielsUtah93600/001
LorenzenKSU85301/000
NelmsKSU85311/000
ChapmanUNM85301/000
DalesOSU85311/160
MooreUTEP844/0
LinckWyo8351/50
HousleyUA76101/200
WestcottUNM75202/110
FeatherstoneCSU7520/01
PetersonASU7520/1
StevensonUTEP752/0
KinsellaUtah74310/000
HoweOSU74301/20
TOTALS6524022501450/13933312


OPP Kicking (Top 15)
TeamFGPctLngXPPts
WalfordOSU1-1100.0%383-36
HicksASU1-425.0%453-36
PistorUA0-00.0%02-22
HaynesUNM0-00.0%01-21
SmithWyo0-20.0%01-11
AlvarezUTEP0-00.0%01-21
DyeUSU0-00.0%00-10
MazzoneUNM0-00.0%00-10
HalleCSU1-333.3%47-
TresslerLBSU2-366.7%32-
TOTALS5-130.0%4711-1517

OPP Punting (Top 15)
TeamNoYdsAvgLng
BabbOSU1245137.649
JonesASU1142638.751
TresslerLBSU1029629.643
BirdsayKSU933437.165
PartridgeUtah835644.567
EngleUA831739.655
WalkerUTEP729241.756
SchnellUSU625041.758
HudspethUNM519438.848
SmithWyo517935.844
DeutschCSU312742.349
TurnerUNM311237.343
TOTALS87333438.367


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