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Utah41483637162
OPP40725576234


1968 (3-7)
DateOpponentScore
Sep 21@ Nebraska0 - 31 L
Sep 28Oregon State21 - 24 L
Oct 5@ Washington State17 - 14 W
Oct 12New Mexico30 - 7 W
Oct 19@ Wyoming9 - 20 L
Oct 26@ Oregon6 - 14 L
Nov 2BYU30 - 21 W
Nov 9@ Arizona State21 - 59 L
Nov 16Arizona15 - 16 L
Nov 23@ Utah State13 - 28 L


Coaching Staff
Head CoachBill Meek
Defensive CoordinatorJim LaRue
ReceiversJim Hanifan
Offensive LineDick Scesniak
Defensive LineTom Modrak
FreshmenRon Taylor
LinebackersKen Vierra


Team Stats
UtahOPP
Scoring162234
    Points per Game16.223.4
1st Downs144181
    Rushing 1st Downs67100
    Passing 1st Downs6469
    Penalty1312
Rushing1,2212,127
    Rushing Attempts443565
    Yards Gained Rushing1,6342,446
    Yards Lost Rushing413319
        Average per Rush2.83.8
        Average per Game122.1212.7
Passing1,6651,617
    Passes Attempted274239
    Passes Completed118102
    Intercepted2117
        Average per Pass6.16.8
        Average per Catch14.115.9
        Average per Game166.5161.7
    Pass Efficiency78.7885.28
    Pass Efficiency Differential-6.506.50
Total Offensive Plays717804
Total Net Yards2,8863,744
    Average Gain Per Play4.034.66
    Average per Game288.60288.60
Fumbles - Lost28 - 2020 - 19
Penalties - Yards64 - 72770 - 601
Interceptions - Yards17 - 15221 - 219
    Int Return Average8.9410.43
Punt Returns - Yards37 - 44842 - 261
    Punt Return Average12.116.21
Kickoff Returns - Yards37 - 80931 - 697
    Kick Return Average21.8622.48
Season Info
Record3-7
ConferenceWestern Athletic


Utah Scoring
TDFGXP2ptDXPSafPoints
Louis (Speedy) Thomas70000042
Ray Groth60000036
James Sears031400023
Steven Molnar20010014
David Smith20000012
Timothy Collins1000006
Jerry Simonson1000006
Gregory Soulds1000006
James Street1000006
Nate Tyler1000006
Jim Whitely0100003
TEAM0000012
TOTALS22414101162

Utah Passing
C-Att-IntYardsY/ALngTDSackEffic
Ray Groth84-203-1811815.856783.89
Timothy Collins32-64-34627.2562111.58
Dana J. Clyde2-7-0223.120054.97
TOTALS118-274-2116656.1569089.62

Utah Rushing
NoGainLossNetAvgLngTD
Steven Molnar127453144393.5362
Ray Groth1065061753313.1726
David Smith65243262173.3342
Nate Tyler30985933.180
Gregory Soulds2811426883.1241
William Fowler318826622.090
Calvin Poulson214520251.2130
TEAM-160.0
Timothy Collins3487105-18-0.5101
TOTALS442163439712212.87212

Utah Receiving
NoYdsAvgLngTD
Louis (Speedy) Thomas60100616.8567
Dale Nosworthy1217314.4280
Gregory Soulds1216413.7280
William Fowler9849.3200
David Smith7628.9241
Calvin Poulson6569.3130
Jack Andrews55410.8180
William Jones34314.3160
Doug Isaacson11414.0140
Gordon Jolley144.040
Steven Molnar133.030
TOTALS117166314.2568

Utah Kick Returns
NoYdsAvgLngTD
James Street2052226.1961
Louis (Speedy) Thomas713519.3290
William Fowler24321.5220
Gregory Soulds23618.0210
Joe Galarze12929.0290
David Smith22713.5200
Jack Andrews3175.790
Nate Tyler2168.091
TOTALS3982521.2962

Utah Punt Returns
NoYdsAvgLngTD
Louis (Speedy) Thomas1422315.9530
Joe Galarze9879.7340
Gary Barker9455.0180
Richard Worly13333.0330
Larry Hinton22613.0330
James Street22412.0120
James Sears133.00
TOTALS3844111.6530

Utah Interceptions
NoYdsTD
Craig Smith300
Richard Worly2420
Fred McFarren2380
Larry Hinton2360
Joe Galarze200
Jim Whitely1140
Randell Hansen1100
Dick Wilson1100
Gary Barker120
Steve Mellow100
Hershell Powell100
TOTALS171520

Utah Defense
TACKLESMISC
TotalSoloAstSacksTFL/YPBUFFQBH
Norman McBride89286103/2110
Gary Kerl83285501/0100
Daniel Bailey70214902/7100
Jack Miller48133501/0000
Jerry Simonson46153101/0200
Leon Paulos1321100/0100
Don Harris112900/0000
Douglas Poulson103700/0000
Kent Ramon83500/0000
Harold Richardson61500/0000
Dennis Ammons52300/0000
Marion Boykin31200/0000
Warren Tetley21100/0000
Jim Elliott110/0
Tim McCarthy110/0
Robert Clark110/0
Ryan Williams101/0
Dale Pino101/0
TOTALS39912327608/9610

Utah Fumbles
FumLostRec
Leon Paulos1
Norman McBride003
Gary Kerl1
Jack Miller1
Jerry Simonson003
Don Harris1
TOTALS0010

Utah Kicking
FGPctLngXPPts
James Sears3-475.0%4714-1920
TOTALS3-40.0%4714-1920

Utah Punting
NoYdsAvgLng
Craig Smith75304440.663
TEAM100.00
TOTALS76304440.163

OPP Scoring (7+ points)
TeamTDFGXP2ptDXPSafPoints
HookerASU30000018
EnyartOSU30000018
TaylorUSU20000012
PowellASU02500011
JacobsWyo0220008
SwansonBYU1010007
RogersNeb0140007
TOTALS32719100234

OPP Passing (Top 15)
TeamC-Att-IntYardsY/ALngTDSackEffic
LeeUA17-47-13176.72102.61
PappasUSU12-24-02189.12153.80
HendersonWSU15-26-01847.10117.14
SiglerNeb8-12-116513.81193.00
JacobsonWyo13-20-21407.01120.30
LyonsBYU6-19-11266.6194.13
SpagnolaASU6-7-012317.6482327.60
PatrickNeb9-18-11226.81114.16
BeitlerUNM7-21-1663.1050.21
RoseboroughASU4-7-0456.4171158.29
DriscollUA2-6-2325.3011.47
JonesBYU2-16-5291.80-34.77
DvorsakNeb2-2-02713.50213.40
HarringtonOre4-7-1182.69050.17
SolbergWSU1-1-055.00142.00
TOTALS108-239-1716176.848110102.98

OPP Rushing (Top 15)
TeamNoGainLossNetAvgLngTD
EnyartOSU5029902996.03
MaloneASU1920010.5971
TaylorUSU3219821966.12
BookertUNM2412941255.20
SpagnolaASU88410.5160
WelchOre15823795.3150
ShaughnessyASU57715.4461
OrdunaNeb18747673.71
HamptonWyo13641634.80
SolbergWSU21601592.81
GreenNeb12601594.91
JonesBYU97419556.10
SummersOSU12585534.40
DeSarroWyo15533503.30
MarshallOre185710472.6120
TOTALS564196732220913.79717

OPP Receiving (Top 15)
TeamNoYdsAvgLngTD
GardinUA717224.61
O'SheaUSU713419.11
SherwoodUA68814.71
HookerASU511923.8482
FrostNeb55611.20
SuganumaWyo5489.61
PenneyNeb412230.51
MooreWSU47719.20
AndersonWyo44210.50
FowlerUNM4328.00
HeapsBYU310434.71
InglesNeb34715.70
BocheUA34615.30
CarothersASU34013.3171
SouzaWSU34013.30
TOTALS108161715.04812

OPP Kick Returns (Top 10)
TeamNoYdsAvgLngTD
HearnOre18989.01
TaylorUSU36321.00
StevensonUA36321.00
HillASU15252.00
HookerASU15252.01
WaltonASU24522.50
BinghamBYU24422.00
WakleyBYU24020.00
HuddlestonOSU13030.00
ScarberUNM12222.00
TOTALS2559723.902

OPP Punt Returns (Top 10)
TeamNoYdsAvgLngTD
MooreUNM44711.80
HellerNeb33411.30
CallBYU4317.80
GardinUA3268.70
RandleASU3227.30
HuddlestonOSU12020.00
SummersOSU11818.00
WhitneyOSU11212.00
StevensonUA11111.00
WaltonASU11111.00
TOTALS402897.200

OPP Interceptions (Top 10)
TeamNoYdsTD
Echo HawkBYU200
HildrethOre200
FranklinOre1321
SchlueterUA1290
PritchardASU1270
BrownASU1260
HilbertOre1260
BoyerUSU1220
MoriartyUA1220
ShawUNM1150
TOTALS212151

OPP Defense (Top 25)
TACKLESMISC
TeamTotalSoloAstSacksTFL/YPBUFFQBH
KnowlesUNM20119/0
GroteOre19316/0
BartelleWSU18144/0
ShermanOre17215/0
ComeauxUA16160/2
NelsWyo161063/0
BozichBYU16511/0
JenkinsUA16214/0
DetwilerUSU15312/1
HildrethOre14212/0
SchlueterUA13130/1
GassnerOre13310/0
MacklinUA13013/0
HarrisUNM1266/1
AndersonUSU12012/2
BecklundUSU12012/0
OlsenUSU11011/3
MyrickUSU1037/2
RustOre1028/0
HilbertOre1028/2
LupoiBYU1019/0
SchulzUSU10010/1
SchultzWSU954/0
FranklinOre936/0
BergerWSU936/0
TOTALS884329555024/504820


OPP Kicking (Top 15)
TeamFGPctLngXPPts
JacobsWyo2-0.0%2-28
RogersNeb1-0.0%284-47
GarciaUSU1-0.0%371-44
HurleyUA1-333.3%271-24
GrendaWSU0-0.0%02-22
SwansonBYU0-00.0%01-11
LennonUNM0-00.0%01-11
PowellASU-0.0%5-8
WoodyOre-0.0%2-2
JohnsonUNM0-10.0%00-00
ArnoldOSU0-20.0%00-10
ScottOSU-0.0%0-1
TOTALS5-60.0%3719-2827

OPP Punting (Top 15)
TeamNoYdsAvgLng
LennonUNM1151747.0
AdamsBYU836045.0
JacobsWyo626744.5
PitcaithleyOre623338.847
RayUA6355.8
WeyertsUSU517234.4
NehlOSU416842.0
ArmstrongNeb414335.8
HornbeckASU412130.237
RoseboroughASU14343.043
DriscollUA13737.0
StephensonNeb13434.0
TOTALS57213037.447


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