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Utah79634269253
OPP30944432200


1997 (6-5)
DateOpponentScore
Aug 30Utah State14 - 21 L
Sep 6@ Louisville27 - 21 W
Sep 13@ TCU32 - 18 W
Sep 20UTEP56 - 3 W
Oct 2@ Fresno State13 - 27 L
Oct 11SMU19 - 20 L
Oct 18@ Oregon13 - 31 L
Oct 25New Mexico15 - 10 W
Nov 1@ Tulsa13 - 21 L
Nov 15Rice31 - 14 W
Nov 22@ BYU20 - 14 W


Coaching Staff
Head CoachRon McBride
QuarterbacksTommy Lee
Offensive LineDon Eck
Defensive LineGary Andersen
Assistant CoachSteve Kaufusi
CornerbacksJugi Hogue
Defensive Coordinator/LinebackersKyle Whittingham
Offensive Coordinator/Wide ReceiversFred Graves
Offensive Tackles/Tight EndsBill Smith
Running Backs/Special TeamsSean McNabb


Team Stats
UtahOPP
Scoring253200
    Points per Game23.018.2
1st Downs1710
    Rushing 1st Downs9091
    Passing 1st Downs9776
    Penalty1421
Rushing1,9111,536
    Rushing Attempts467438
    Yards Gained Rushing2,0541,712
    Yards Lost Rushing236261
        Average per Rush4.13.5
        Average per Game173.7139.6
    TDs Rushing1512
Passing2,2051,952
    Passes Attempted300298
    Passes Completed175150
    Intercepted118
        Average per Pass7.46.6
        Average per Catch12.613.0
        Average per Game200.5177.5
    TDs Passing1411
    Pass Efficiency128.14112.17
    Pass Efficiency Differential15.97-15.97
Total Offensive Plays767736
Total Net Yards4,1163,488
    Average Gain Per Play5.374.74
    Average per Game374.18374.18
Fumbles - Lost15 - 614 - 5
Penalties - Yards88 - 74679 - 660
Interceptions - Yards8 - 5911 - 31
    Int Return Average7.382.82
Punts - Yards40 - 172961 - 2414
    Average Per Punt43.2339.57
Punt Returns - Yards20 - 22316 - 141
    Punt Return Average11.158.81
Kickoff Returns - Yards30 - 55351 - 1009
    Kick Return Average18.4319.78
Time of Possession/Game30:4329:16
Third Down Conversions71 of 16366 of 161
    Third Down Percent43.56%40.99%
Fourth Down Conversions12 of 264 of 12
    Fourth Down Percent46.15%33.33%
Sacks18 - 1299 - 85
Average Attendance35,04731,673
Season Info
Record6-5
ConferenceWestern Athletic


Utah Scoring
TDFGXP2ptDXPSafPoints
Cletus Tommy Truhe0142500067
Juan Johnson80000048
Daniel Jones50000030
Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala50000030
Darnell Arceneaux30000018
Kevin Dyson30000018
Matt Nickel1000006
Jonathan Crosswhite1000006
Jerome Anderson1000006
Clarence Lawson1000006
Boo Bendinger1000006
Dirk Christoffersen1000006
Tai Lepule1000006
TOTALS311425000253

Utah Passing
C-Att-IntYardsY/ALngTDSackEffic
Jonathan Crosswhite130-222-915887.257915123.92
Darnell Arceneaux44-77-26168.06645136.29
Scott Styles1-1-011.0110438.40
TOTALS175-300-1122057.3661420128.14

Utah Rushing
NoGainLossNetAvgLngTD
Juan Johnson181852148384.6377
Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala154825118145.3374
Darnell Arceneaux46248402084.5243
Roy Allen24850853.5130
Nick Morgan7570578.1410
Tai Lepule7520527.4200
Kevin Dyson11401414.0140
Jonathan Crosswhite4779188-109-2.3171
TOTALS467221225319594.24115

Utah Receiving
NoYdsAvgLngTD
Kevin Dyson6082413.7502
Daniel Jones4162615.3575
Boo Bendinger2431413.1661
Jerome Anderson161418.8151
Chris Jahries1113212.0360
Dirk Christoffersen7314.4211
Juan Johnson5244.891
Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala4399.8251
Donny Utu22311.5140
Matt Nickel2189.0171
Sean Hagen11818.0180
Darnell Arceneaux11212.0120
Tai Lepule133.031
TOTALS175220512.66614

Utah Kick Returns
NoYdsAvgLngTD
Kevin Dyson1226822.3380
Clarence Lawson1426118.6310
Nick Morgan11010.0100
Gary Langston199.090
Tai Lepule155.050
Keith Harrison100.000
TOTALS3055318.4380

Utah Punt Returns
NoYdsAvgLngTD
Kevin Dyson2022311.2281
TOTALS2022311.2281

Utah Interceptions
NoYdsTD
Phil Glover260
Kimball Christianson1310
Taulia Lave190
Teneil Ethridge180
Clarence Lawson150
Colby Knight100
Robert Love100
TOTALS8590

Utah Defense
TACKLESMISC
TotalSoloAstSacksTFL/YPBUFFQBH
Robert Love92504232/272
Phil Glover90533747/2041
Mike Thomas66254158/1332
Pene Talamaivao59293007/730
Chris Godfrey49242504/520
Clarence Lawson42222002/7100
Kimball Christianson42212101/3100
Taulia Lave41271406/1200
Teneil Ethridge3225701/2111
Jimmy Nolan32141800/000
Everestt Matagi28121614/1620
Cyrus Satoafaiga27131401/100
Dicky Purcell26131321/110
Howard Christianson2213901/500
David Richards1916301/110
John Frank1911841/101
Ryan Akina168842/431
Andy Bowers1441000/000
Andre Dyson103700/020
Colby Knight94500/000
Nick Morgan83500/0000
Cletus Tommy Truhe76100/0000
Jamal Allen74300/000
Wes Tufaga73400/000
Roy Allen72500/000
Keith Harrison63300/0000
Toni Fatafehi63330/010
Gary Langston62400/000
Fisi Moleni52302/700
Rhett Tatton52300/0000
Matt Fankhauser51400/000
Steve McKane42200/000
Bull Heffernan40400/000
Marc Merritt22000/000
Nathan Sybrowsky11000/00
Naki Angilau11000/00
Brian Bachhuber11010/0
Boo Bendinger11000/000
Juan Johnson11000/000
Chris Christensen10100/000
Chris Jahries10100/000
Dirk Christoffersen10100/00
TOTALS8224273952751/1075180


Utah Kicking
FGPctLngXPPts
Cletus Tommy Truhe14-2070.0%4825-2967
TOTALS14-200.0%4825-2967

Utah Punting
NoYdsAvgLng
Chris Hunter34152945.080
TEAM12323.00
TOTALS35155244.380

OPP Scoring (7+ points)
TeamTDFGXP2ptDXPSafPoints
McKenzieBYU20000012
SaukUSU20000012
WoodRice20000012
HigginsTlsa20000012
FloydLou20000012
McCulloughOre20000012
HannaFSU0230009
RiosSMU0220008
SmithOre0140007
TOTALS25824100200

OPP Passing (Top 15)
TeamC-Att-IntYardsY/ALngTDSackEffic
MaasOre20-36-036910.25632169.16
RedmanLou18-36-13249.08623138.38
VolekFSU18-34-02407.14432141.35
SaukUSU19-30-02127.13202122.69
DoverTCU20-36-01965.41912110.46
LeighUNM13-21-11597.61131.70
WallTlsa11-22-11014.6281194.47
StricklandUTEP6-17-0814.8340075.32
FeterikBYU10-16-1704.4150286.75
FlaniganSMU4-9-0596.6400099.51
NelsonRice3-10-0565.6260177.04
RaybornUTEP3-10-2353.5140019.40
PerezUTEP3-5-1265.2150063.68
SandersSMU1-10-1191.919005.96
FeeleyOre1-2-052.550071.00
TOTALS150-298-819526.6861115112.17

OPP Rushing (Top 15)
TeamNoGainLossNetAvgLngTD
HigginsTlsa3017941755.8352
BrownUSU3615411534.2161
AdamsSMU2611911184.5281
WoodRice2611801184.5112
McCulloughOre2311621145.0261
PittmanFSU31123111123.6140
McKenzieBYU261005953.7152
NelsonRice148916735.2200
PolkUTEP15787714.7350
FlaniganSMU16787714.4181
KimbroughFSU8501496.1210
TomlinsonTCU10450454.5201
MoreauLou5410418.2140
HuntTCU9360364.0100
GordonUNM14312.20
TOTALS421171226114823.53514

OPP Receiving (Top 15)
TeamNoYdsAvgLngTD
JenkinsUSU89912.4210
MitchellTCU7476.7140
SpenceOre621435.7561
VolzUNM611919.81
MontanoLou68013.3190
SavageTlsa56613.2281
SmithUSU56513.0320
MooreTCU5499.8181
MahankeFSU5438.6151
McCulloughOre5367.2131
PittmanFSU47318.2441
CarpenterUTEP46315.8340
JohnsonOre4348.590
FloydLou4164.0111
BrownUSU4143.5150
TOTALS144191213.38611

OPP Kick Returns (Top 10)
TeamNoYdsAvgLngTD
PhillipsSMU510120.2380
SanchezUTEP510020.0210
DabneyBYU59619.2310
TomlinsonTCU48721.8320
PerryRice37123.7300
PrattFSU36923.0260
BrownUSU35819.3280
MarionUNM25829.00
JacksonLou35418.0240
McCulloughOre35317.7230
TOTALS51100919.8380

OPP Punt Returns (Top 10)
TeamNoYdsAvgLngTD
WilliamsFSU34414.7310
SmithUSU23216.0230
DabneyBYU11616.0160
SmithUNM2136.50
RhinehartSMU11212.0120
HuffmanTCU199.090
JacksonFSU188.080
JacksonLou252.540
JohnsonOre221.010
BraggsTlsa100.000
TOTALS161418.8310

OPP Interceptions (Top 10)
TeamNoYdsTD
GillenTlsa2210
NelsonBYU200
FiguerasOre200
PurryLou160
CartyUSU140
PrattFSU100
HartSMU100
RhinehartSMU100
TOTALS11310

OPP Defense (Top 25)
TACKLESMISC
TeamTotalSoloAstSacksTFL/YPBUFFQBH
YoungTlsa1714300/00
Rice-LocketLou1711604/90
MuagututiaUTEP1511400/00
GassFSU1212055/2201
SirmonOre1210211/40
BibbLou129300/01
McLemoreOre129311/52
FuquaLou119200/01
FrischBYU117412/4002
StantonUNM113800/00
ReynoldsRice113801/10
FiguerasOre107300/03
StatenTCU106400/00
BrownSMU104600/01
WrightUTEP102800/00
McGarrahanUNM102810/01
FarleyTlsa98100/00
LangTlsa95400/00
TaftTCU94511/70
IrwinUNM94500/00
HendersonUTEP90900/00
BrowningTCU86200/01
MorrisBYU85300/0000
DickoUSU85301/10
D'AmatoUSU85311/10
TOTALS9144554592242/1614225


OPP Kicking (Top 15)
TeamFGPctLngXPPts
HannaFSU2-366.7%243-39
RiosSMU2-2100.0%302-28
SmithOre1-333.3%304-47
ReederTCU1-1100.0%401-14
CasonUNM1-0.0%1-14
BohnUSU0-00.0%03-33
HilbertLou0-10.0%03-33
BishopUTEP1-1100.0%330-03
AndersonTlsa0-00.0%03-33
PochmanBYU0-10.0%02-22
GrimesRice0-10.0%02-22
TOTALS8-130.0%4024-2448

OPP Punting (Top 15)
TeamNoYdsAvgLng
HuffmanTCU836045.069
RobertsFSU829136.449
FitzgeraldTlsa625943.267
HartsfieldBYU624440.748
ScottiSMU623839.750
BorsethLou523046.059
ArguelloUSU415639.043
BidwellOre415137.845
GrimesRice414035.051
FinleyUTEP312842.744
ReederTCU12424.024
TEAMSMU1-18-18.00
TOTALS56220339.369


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