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With two all-conference quarterbacks to choose from, Edwards decides to redshirt Jim McMahon and play senior Marc Wilson. Cougars upset Texas A&M in season opener and go on to record 11 straight wins. Wilson leads the nation in total offense (325.5) and is fourth in pass efficiency (147.1) Ffinishes the year as consensus All-American with 10 NCAA records to his credit. Cougars lead the nation in four categories: passing (368.3), total offense (521.4), scoring (40.6) and kickoff returns (26.3). Cougars are 12th in scoring defense (11.4) and sixth in punting (40.1)... BYU becomes first Division I school to pass for more than 4,000 yards in a season. LaVell receives the Bobby Dodd Coach-of-the-Year award. The Cougars win the WAC and play Indiana in Holiday Bowl II


See main page: 1979 Schedule


See main page: 1979 Roster