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1978 Season Stats

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BYU44848591304
OPP40514540176


1978 (9-4)
DateOpponentScore
Sep 9@ Oregon State10 - 6 W
Sep 16@ Arizona State17 - 24 L
Sep 23Colorado State32 - 6 W
Sep 30@ New Mexico27 - 23 W
Oct 7Utah State7 - 24 L
Oct 14@ Oregon17 - 16 W
Oct 21UTEP44 - 0 W
Nov 4Wyoming48 - 14 W
Nov 11San Diego State21 - 3 W
Nov 18@ Utah22 - 23 L
Nov 25@ Hawaii31 - 13 W
Dec 2vs. UNLV28 - 24 W
Dec 22vs. Navy16 - 23 L


Coaching Staff
Head CoachLaVell Edwards
Running BacksNorm Chow
ReceiversGarth Hall
Defensive LineTom Ramage
LinebackersFred Whittingham
Assistant Head Coach/Offensive LineDave Kragthorpe
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive BacksDick Felt
JVMel Olson
Offensive Coordinator/QuarterbacksWally English


Team Stats
BYUOPP
Scoring304176
    Points per Game25.314.7
1st Downs263200
    Rushing 1st Downs100103
    Passing 1st Downs13279
    Penalty3118
Rushing1,5211,901
    Rushing Attempts525587
    Yards Gained Rushing2,1282,332
    Yards Lost Rushing607441
        Average per Rush2.93.2
        Average per Game126.8158.4
    TDs Rushing239
Passing2,8581,951
    Passes Attempted415326
    Passes Completed210148
    Intercepted2211
        Average per Pass6.96.0
        Average per Catch13.613.2
        Average per Game238.2162.6
    TDs Passing1413
    Pass Efficiency108.98102.08
    Pass Efficiency Differential6.90-6.90
Total Offensive Plays940913
Total Net Yards4,3793,852
    Average Gain Per Play4.664.22
    Average per Game364.92364.92
Fumbles - Lost37 - 1545 - 29
Penalties - Yards103 - 1005123 - 1253
Interceptions - Yards12 - 13724 - 185
    Int Return Average11.427.71
Punts - Yards79 - 304389 - 3353
    Average Per Punt38.5237.67
Punt Returns - Yards49 - 40323 - 177
    Punt Return Average8.227.70
Kickoff Returns - Yards26 - 48148 - 854
    Kick Return Average18.5017.79
Time of Possession/Game00:0000:00
Season Info
Record9-4
ConferenceWestern Athletic
BowlHoliday Bowl


BYU Scoring
TDFGXP2ptDXPSafPoints
Bill Ring110000066
Brent Johnson0113100064
Tod Thompson50000030
Jim McMahon40000024
Casey Wingard40000024
Mike Chronister30000018
Lloyd Jones20000012
Scott Phillips20000012
Doug Williams20000012
Marc Wilson20000012
Marv Allen1000006
Clay Blackwell1000006
Dave Francis1000006
Kent Tingey1000006
Bob Kittell0120005
Tim Halverson0010001
TOTALS391234000304

BYU Passing
C-Att-IntYardsY/ALngTDSackEffic
Marc Wilson121-233-1314996.48106.14
Jim McMahon87-176-813077.46113.97
Scott Phillips2-5-15210.4087.36
Mike Chronister0-1-000.000.00
TOTALS210-415-2228586.90140108.98

BYU Rushing
NoGainLossNetAvgLngTD
Bill Ring116555355204.5488
Casey Wingard82344193254.0294
Jim McMahon994441962482.5564
Scott Phillips69212311812.6212
Marc Wilson104364279850.8222
Doug Williams24567492.072
Lloyd Jones13203232.0320
Clay Blackwell104415292.9121
Kyle Whittingham9250252.850
Perry Bradford4297225.5150
Stan Younger17077.070
Kent Tingey10000.000
Clay Brown29900.090
Mark Flammer379-2-0.760
TOTALS525212860715212.95623

BYU Receiving
NoYdsAvgLngTD
Mike Chronister4885017.73
Tod Thompson3456016.55
Bill Ring301755.83
Kent Tingey2028014.01
Scott Phillips191889.90
Casey Wingard141299.20
Bill Davis1014814.80
Doug Williams918420.40
Clay Brown918420.4710
Lloyd Jones714821.12
Clay Blackwell22211.00
Stan Younger14545.00
Dan Plater11717.00
Jim McMahon177.00
Marc Wilson1-5-5.00
TOTALS206293214.27114

BYU Kick Returns
NoYdsAvgLngTD
Clay Blackwell2245020.5
Doug Williams11111.0
Kyle Whittingham199.0
Jason Coloma188.0
Brian Hansen133.0
TOTALS2648118.500

BYU Punt Returns
NoYdsAvgLngTD
Dave Francis221979.0
Jason Coloma231968.5
Mike Chronister372.3
Marc Swenson133.0
TOTALS494038.200

BYU Interceptions
NoYdsTD
Ron Velasco330
Bill Schoepflin212
Marv Allen1251
Dave Francis120
Tim Halverson112
Marc Swenson10
TOTALS9991

BYU Defense
TACKLESMISC
TotalSoloAstSacksTFL/YPBUFFQBH
Rod Wood1572613116/203
Ron Velasco120239702/1020
Glen Redd110129825/854
Tom Enlow109159427/112
John Kormylo98118726/3211
Ross Varner92118179/3612
Larry Miller90157515/512
Jason Coloma69175207/420
Bill Schoepflin64194503/440
Doug Stromberg5965347/303
Dave Francis49103902/1100
Mat Mendenhall4764137/115
Rob Buchanan3863254/213
James Jaramillo2532203/201
Dave McKee2381501/910
Ed St. Pierre2251700/000
Brian Hansen1721501/000
Rob Wilson85300/0100
Jeff Harris70701/004
Bob Prested41301/0100
Dennis Webb40420/000
Randy Tidwell2020/0
Clay Brown11000/0000
Tom Miller1100/00
Pulusila Filiaga11001/000
Marv Allen10100/000
TOTALS121820410142978/0702650


BYU Kicking
FGPctLngXPPts
Bob Kittell1-333.3%242-25
Tim Halverson0-00.0%1-1
Brent Johnson1-205.0%31-34
TOTALS2-230.0%2434-375

BYU Punting
NoYdsAvgLng
Jim McMahon41160039.0
Clay Brown36142839.755
TEAM2157.5
Rod Wood133.0
TOTALS80304638.155

OPP Scoring (7+ points)
TeamTDFGXP2ptDXPSafPoints
MortonUNLV20000012
WrightUNM20000012
JonesWyo20000012
TOTALS23715100176

OPP Passing (Top 15)
TeamC-Att-IntYardsY/ALngTDSackEffic
GomezUtah20-31-22658.5423155.35
MaloneASU10-25-01767.0472125.54
HippleUSU18-26-01756.7521138.46
HaldaSDSU24-45-11753.923081.56
WrightUNM9-20-01587.9651127.86
FairchildCSU9-16-01388.6480128.70
DuvaUH9-19-21377.2521104.25
PagelASU5-13-01168.9631138.80
RobertsonUNLV4-15-11026.881192.45
DurandoOre9-16-1935.841092.58
WhiteOSU4-12-0917.6461124.53
CousinsWyo4-12-2806.743056.00
LeeCSU7-16-0754.7161103.75
MatheneyUSU1-1-03838.0380419.20
RamirezUTEP6-25-1321.313026.75
TOTALS148-326-1219516.081130101.47

OPP Rushing (Top 15)
TeamNoGainLossNetAvgLngTD
MortonUNLV2714721455.4422
AllenUH2114571386.6751
WalkerUNLV1911641125.9350
LindsayUtah3011171043.5120
WilliamsOre18860864.8150
ParrosUSU1510025755.0230
JonesWyo17720724.2202
RobertsonOre67016911.5560
WilliamsASU20662643.2100
JonesCSU8651648.0280
DuBoisSDSU12630635.2160
WrightUNM15687614.1132
MoseleyUtah9580586.4140
SayersUNM13570574.480
GipsonUSU16626563.5171
TOTALS587233543119043.2759

OPP Receiving (Top 15)
TeamNoYdsAvgLngTD
HenryUtah8799.9191
EdwardsASU710815.4240
HillSDSU7426.0230
WarrenSDSU67111.8200
CouryOSU510120.2461
TeahanUtah58517.0311
LewisCSU5265.260
MistlerASU48320.8491
BryantUSU45814.5380
MatheneyUSU44110.2140
GarciaUTEP4307.5130
StaplerSDSU4123.0120
JettUH37424.7521
CassidyUSU36321.0520
NewberryCSU34013.3161
TOTALS148195113.28113

OPP Kick Returns (Top 10)
TeamNoYdsAvgLngTD
VereenUNLV310535.00
HoltUTEP59218.40
JonesCSU48320.80
PittmanWyo36622.00
HamiltonUH35518.30
SayersUNM25125.50
HooverASU24824.00
BusseyWyo34414.70
ParkUH34013.30
LoweOre13535.00
TOTALS4886418.000

OPP Punt Returns (Top 10)
TeamNoYdsAvgLngTD
SchwartzOre14040.00
MontagueWyo33411.30
VereenUNLV23417.00
CobbUNLV3227.30
HooverASU11212.00
SuttonUNM11111.00
SolomonUtah177.00
WalkerUtah166.00
HudspethUNM155.00
LawlerOre040.00
TOTALS231777.700

OPP Interceptions (Top 10)
TeamNoYdsTD
AndersonASU390
SmithOSU2330
DennisWyo1250
JordeSDSU1230
RigsbeeUSU1210
PariseCSU1200
MastinSDSU1140
ThomasSDSU1140
MerriweatherUTEP1120
RichmondOre190
TOTALS221950

OPP Defense (Top 25)
TACKLESMISC
TeamTotalSoloAstSacksTFL/YPBUFFQBH
SneedUTEP1412201/002
BlasherOre1376/81
BellCSU1211104/001
MerriweatherUTEP1110103/000
PeytonOSU11921/62
BerkichOre1192/20
ForrestUNM10820/02
ForkerwayUTEP108200/000
FranklinOSU10730/00
PariseCSU107300/010
MartinSDSU107315/101
HanawahineUH10550/00
BellUNM9810/01
SchillingerOSU9721/250
PerkovSDSU96311/002
BakerUNM9543/140
McLemoreUH9450/00
ApunaASU9361/1
HoweOSU8711/110
RumbaughUNM8622/61
GilaASU8530/0
BeekleyOre853/152
FiskCSU84411/001
KoskovichUNM8170/01
TillotsonUSU77001/000
TOTALS7164452711465/14556624


OPP Kicking (Top 15)
TeamFGPctLngXPPts
EnglishOre2-1200.0%341-27
SteinkeUSU1-1100.0%203-36
GaetanoUNLV1-1100.0%373-36
HicksASU1-250.0%212-35
MooreUNM1-1100.0%392-35
HuckoUtah1-250.0%372-25
DuncanSDSU1-250.0%370-03
ChristopulosWyo0-00.0%02-22
KimUH0-10.0%01-21
WalfordOSU0-10.0%00-10
BarillaCSU0-20.0%00-00
TOTALS8-140.0%3916-2140

OPP Punting (Top 15)
TeamNoYdsAvgLng
MiskoOSU1243736.448
RutdledgeASU1035435.446
ClaytonWyo936040.052
McClureUSU830438.047
RoeszlerSDSU830137.646
BabbOre729442.053
WoodyCSU623038.352
HudspethUNM622237.040
GortzUNLV619532.537
CumminsUH516733.446
PartridgeUtah416641.548
TemplerCSU13838.038
TOTALS82306837.453


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