- See Scoreboard for other selections, D6
Five BYU and two Utah players were named to the 1988 Writers and Broadcasters all-WAC football team, announced Friday, including one who was tabbed as conference Offensive Player of the Year.Utah quarterback Scott Mitchell was picked as the league's first-team quarterback and the Offensive Player of the Year. The other Ute picked to the first team was wide receiver Carl Harry. Mitchell, who led the nation in total offense with 4,299 yards, received 21 votes to 14 for runner-up Randy Welniak, Wyoming's quarterback.
BYU landed receiver Chuck Cutler on the first team, as well as linebacker Bob Davis, defensive backs Rod Rice and Troy Long and punter Pat Thompson.
Named to the second team were six Cougars, including offensive linemen John Hunter, Brian White and Warren Wheat and defensive linemen Tim Clark and Tim Knight and linebacker Regan Hansen. Utah safety Eric Jacobsen was also a second-team selection.
Defensive Player of the Year honors went to Pat Rabold of Wyoming, who edged teammate David Edeen by a 12-8 vote. Rabold led the WAC in sacks with 16 while Edeen had 11. The Cowboys, the conference champions, landed 11 players on the first team, as well as providing the newcomer of the year, running back Dabby Dawson. Cowboy Coach Paul Roach was named Coach of the Year, garnering 27 votes to outdistance UTEP's Bob Stull, who had six votes.