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Preview 2008 - Mountain West Fun Stats

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Posted May 24, 2008


Some of the interesting statistics from the 2007 season for every Mountain West team.

Preview 2008

M-West Fun Stats From 2007


Too much can be made of statistics, but sometimes they can tell an interesting story. Looking back on the 2007 season, and with an eye on what needs to be worked on for 2008, or a positive to build around, here are 30 of the most interesting stats from last season. Some shaped the season, and some are simply, well, fun and interesting.

Fun Stats By Conference
- 30 Interesting Fun Stats From 2007
ACC | Big East | Big Ten | Big 12 | C-USA | Ind. 
MAC | Pac 10 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC

Air Force
- Rushing yards per game: Air Force 299.5 – Opponents 136.5
- Fourth down conversions: Air Force 17 of 25 (68%) – Opponents 16 of 29 (55%)
- Interceptions thrown: Opponents 15 – Air Force 5


BYU
- Fumbles: BYU 25 (lost 13) – Opponents 12 (lost 4)
- First quarter scoring: BYU 79 – Opponents 40
- Penalties: BYU 91 for 783 yards – Opponents 70 for 581 yards

Colorado State
- Fumbles: Opponents 28 (lost 15) – Colorado State 9 (lost 7)
- Fourth down conversions: Opponents 11 of 16 (69%) – Colorado State 8 of 21 (38%)
- Average yards per carry: Opponents 4.9 yards – Colorado State 3.8

New Mexico

 - Fourth down conversions: UNM 14 of 23 (61%) - Opponents 5 of 15 (33%)
 - 1st quarter scoring: UNM 81 - Opponents 54
 - Rushing touchdowns: UNM 16 - Opponents 9

San Diego State
- Punt returns: Opponents 32 (8.2-yard average) – San Diego State 13 (10.7-yard average)
- Third quarter scoring: Opponents 125 – San Diego State 45
- Rushing yards per game: Opponents 241.5 – San Diego State 103.9

TCU

 - 2nd quarter scoring: TCU 157 - Opponents 58
 - Sacks: TCU 41 for 295 yards - Opponents 23 for 189 yards
 - Fumbles: TCU 29 (lost 16) - Opponents 13 (lost 5)
 
UNLV

 - First quarter scoring over the last two seasons: Opponents 176 – UNLV 59
 - Red zone touchdowns: Opponents 24 of 42 (57%) - UNLV 15 of 37 (41%)
 - Kickoff return average: Opponents 27.8 yards - UNLV 19.7 yards

Utah

- First quarter scoring: Utah 68 – Opponents 19
- Fumbles: Opponents 24 (lost 16) – Utah 16 (lost 9)
- Interception return average: Opponents 11.2 yards – Utah 6.8 yards

Wyoming
- Second quarter score: Opponents 115 – Wyoming 30
- Penalties: Opponents 87 for 721 yards – Wyoming 73 for 638 yards
- Fourth down conversions: Opponents 12 of 22 (55%) – Wyoming 4 of 18 (22%)