LaVell Edwards, defensive coordinator for the Cougars, is named head coach in January. LaVell had been a member of the BYU staff since 1962. Halfback Pete Van Valkenburg wins NCAA rushing title beating out All-Americans Greg Pruitt and Otis Armstrong with a 138.6 yards-per-game average. The Cougars also lead the league in defense against the rush.
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