The Brigham Young Cougars will open the 2012 season against the Washington State Cougars. With Mike Leach at the helm for
, you know plenty of passes
are going to be thrown. That will just be par for the course in a Washington
State game. BYU-Washington
Did you know that in the three previous meetings between BYU and
the two teams have combined to attempt 244 passes and to pass for 2,134 yards? Washington State
That is an average of 81.3 pass attempts and 711.3 yards per game, which makes an average of 40.67 pass attempts and 355.67 yards per team.
These numbers are more impressive when you consider that in the first contest (1981 Holiday Bowl)
ran an option offense and had
just 106 passing yards. Washington
The most pass attempts in one game was the 1990 game with 95 passes thrown (BYU-50, WSU-45). The 1989 game had the most passing yards, 854 (BYU-537, WSU-317).
Here is a game-by-game breakdown of each team.
1981: 44 attempts, 368 yards
1989: 53 attempts, 537 yards
1990: 50 attempts, 448 yards
Totals: 147 attempts, 1353 yards
1981: 25 attempts, 106 yards
1989: 27 attempts, 317 yards
1990: 45 attempts, 358 yardsTotals: 97 attempts, 781 yards
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