Friday, April 13, 2012

BYU Football: Did you know? (Best BYU Offenses)

The Brigham Young Cougars have a reputation of being one of the best offensive teams in the nation. The Cougars' offensive prowess has been rooted in a proficient aerial attack. The best BYU offenses, however, have had a little different flavor.
Did you know that the BYU offenses that averaged the most yards per game and most points per game in a season used dual-threat quarterbacks?
The BYU record for most yards per game in a season is 584.2, which happened in 1983 with Steve Young at quarterback. The BYU record for most points per game in a season is 46.8, which happened in 2001 with Brandon Doman at quarterback. The 584.2 yards and 46.8 points per game ranked first in the nation in their respective years.

The 1983 BYU offense averaged 44.0 points per game. That comes in as third best in BYU history, and was second best in the nation. The 2001 BYU offense averaged 542.8 yards per game. That figure is, coincidentally, the third best in BYU history, but the Cougars were first in the nation that year.

The 1980 BYU offense led by Jim McMahon scored the second most points per game in BYU history with 46.7 (ranked first nationally). The 1990 BYU offense led by Ty Detmer averaged the second most total yards per game in BYU history with 565.8 (ranked second nationally).

Young and Doman were seniors in 1983 and 2001, respectively.

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