It’s finally time to release our SIS All-Conference teams. We used our all-encompassing player value stat, Total Points, along with other metrics and our scouting work as leading references in putting together our team of selections for 2022, plus a few honorable mentions.
You can learn more about Total Points and the statistics referenced here.
These picks are meant to honor this season’s best-of-the-best in the Mountain West Conference.
|QB||Jake Haener||Fresno State|
|RB||Brad Roberts||Air Force|
|WR||Tory Horton||Colorado State|
|WR||Elijah Cooks||San Jose State|
|TE||Caleb Rillos||Air Force|
|FLEX||Jordan Mims||Fresno State|
|OT||Everett Smalley||Air Force|
|OT||John Ojukwu||Boise State|
|OG||Isaac Cochran||Air Force|
|OC||Thor Paglialong||Air Force|
While Brad Roberts was aided by a high-powered Air Force offense, not allowing his Total Points number to be very intriguing, he still led the entire FBS in rushing yards with 1,728. An SIS All-America selection, Isaac Cochran was an easy pick here, leading all FBS OL with 51 Total Points. While Elijah Cooks ranked 7th in Total Points among MW receivers, his 21 receiver Total Points ranked 3rd, behind only Horton and Remigio.
|DT||Jonah Tavai||San Diego State|
|DT||Scott Matlock||Boise State|
|EDGE||Viliami Fehoko||San Jose State|
|EDGE||Adam Plant Jr.||UNLV|
|LB||Ezekiel Noa||Boise State|
|LB||Michael Shawcroft||San Diego State|
|CB||Cameron Lockridge||Fresno State|
|S||Jayden Goodwin||Air Force|
|S||JL Skinner||Boise State|
|FLEX||Jerrick Reed II||New Mexico|
Jonah Tavai’s 54 pressures ranked 2nd-most in the entire FBS, which is a ridiculous stat from an interior defender, and Fehoko and Plant Jr. both put up good sack numbers in 2022. Lockridge and Reed both ranked in the FBS top 50 in Passer Rating Against. Williams led the conference with 28.6 Points Above Average in coverage.
|P||Jack Browning||San Diego State|
|Returner||Nikko Remigio||Fresno State|
Jack Browning and Nikko Remigio were SIS All-Americans this season. Browning is the definition of a dual-threat as a kicker and punter. Browning’s 14 punts inside the 10 tied for 2nd-most in the FBS. Remigio could have easily made the team as a receiver with 25 Total Points on offense, but he had 2 PR TDs, had the highest yards per punt return in the FBS, and also added nearly 21 yards per kick return.
|Chevan Cordeiro||San Jose State|
|John Lee Eldridge III||Air Force|
|George Holani||Boise State|
|Wesley Ndago||Air Force|
|David Perales||Fresno State|
|Jordan Byrd||San Diego State|
Chevan Cordeiro actually had one more Total Point than Jake Haener with a lot of production coming on the ground. John Lee Eldridge led the MW RBs in Total Points, though much of it aided as a blocker. David Perales and his 11.5 sacks ranked 2nd in the FBS with 48 pressures. Jordan Byrd was also an SIS Honorable Mention All-American after being the only player in FBS who returned both a kick and punt for a touchdown in 2022.
Total Points, stats, and ranks as of 2/1/2023