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Thursday, November 1, 2012

BYU Football: Did you know? (Rushing Yards by Air Force)

The Brigham Young Cougars held the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to 117 yards rushing last week. Under normal circumstances, that total would be a little disappointing for BYU. With Georgia Tech being an option offense, this rushing total is phenomenal.
Did you know that BYU held Air Force to less than 117 rushing yards just twice in the last 25 years?
Those two times were 1998 (111 yards) and 1992 (106 yards).

The Falcons are the only option team that BYU played on a regular basis since 1987. BYU did play Rice in 1996 and 1997 when the Owls ran a successful option attack. Neither season did BYU hold Rice to less than 117 yards, but the Cougars did come close in 1996 (119 yards).

A complete list of total rushing yards by Air Force and Rice, back to 1987, follows below.

2010: Air Force, 409
2009: Air Force, 212
2008: Air Force, 323
2007: Air Force, 133
2006: Air Force, 190
2005: Air Force, 200
2004: Air Force, 213
2003: Air Force, 194
2002: Air Force, 386
2001: Air Force, 334
2000: Air Force, 186
1999: Air Force, 212
1998: Air Force, 111
1997: Rice, 384
1996: Rice, 119
1995: Air Force, 394
1994: Air Force, 163
1993: Air Force, 193
1992: Air Force, 106
1991: Air Force, 209
1990: Air Force, 263
1989: Air Force, 301
1988: Air Force, 341
1987: Air Force, 284

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