Mountain West Football Weekly Release

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MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL WEEK 4 SCHEDULE
Saturday, September 20 TV/Web Time Satellite Radio
Hawai‘i at Colorado Pac-12 Networks Noon MT SIRIUS 139 / XM 197
Florida Atlantic at Wyoming Mountain West Network/Campus Insiders 2 p.m. MT  
San José State at Minnesota Big Ten Network 3 p.m. CT SIRIUS 113 / XM 196
Utah State at Arkansas State ESPN3 6 p.m. CT  
New Mexico at New Mexico State ESPN3 6 p.m. MT SIRIUS 92 / XM 202
UNLV at Houston ESPN3 7 p.m. CT  
Southern Utah at Fresno State Mountain West Network/Campus Insiders 7 p.m. PT  
San Diego State at Oregon State FOX Sports 1 7:30 p.m. PT SIRIUS 126 / XM 205
Louisiana at Boise State CBS Sports Network 8:30 p.m. MT  

 


WEEK 4 AT A GLANCE
Nine Mountain West squads will take the field in non-conference action on Saturday, including four nationally-televised games, as well as a Mountain West Network double feature. Action gets underway at Noon MT as Hawai‘i makes its first road trip of the season with a visit to Colorado (Pac-12 Networks). San José State, New Mexico and San Diego State, who were each idle in Week 3, hit the road, as the Spartans visit Minnesota (3 p.m. CT, Big Ten Network), the Lobos face instate rival New Mexico State (6 p.m. MT, ESPN3) and the Aztecs travel to Oregon State (7:30 p.m. PT, Fox Sports 1). In other road action, Utah State visits Arkansas State (6 p.m. CT, ESPN3) and UNLV faces Houston (7 p.m. CT, ESPN3).

The Mountain West Network powered by Campus Insiders will broadcast Wyoming's home contest vs. Florida Atlantic (2 p.m. PT), as well as Fresno State's game against Southern Utah (7 p.m. PT). Boise State rounds out the day, as the Broncos entertain Louisiana at 8:30 p.m. MT on CBS Sports Network.

RACKING UP YARDAGE

  • Three MW players ran for at least 100 yards in Week 3 action, led by Hawai‘i sophomore Steven Lakalaka, who in his first start of the season, posted a career-high 124 yards and one touchdown (a 30-yarder) on 32 carries against Northern Iowa.

 

  • Air Force sophomore running back Jacobi Owens collected 122 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 25 attempts at Georgia State. It marked the sophomore's second career 100-yard game and second in three outings, after racking up 233 yards in the season opener vs. Nicholls State on Aug. 30. In both contests, Owens has hit the 100-yard mark in the first half, collecting 100 yards in the first frame at Georgia State and 171 vs. Nicholls State.

 

  • Wyoming junior Shaun Wick had 122 yards on the ground at #4/2 Oregon for the sixth 100-yard rushing game of his career and second in three weeks (134 vs. Montana on Aug. 30).

MW QUARTERBACKS QUICK ON THEIR FEET
Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo collected 100 yards on 16 carries against Washington State in Week 2, marking his ninth career 100-yard rushing outing, including seven in the Mountain West. Fajardo's seven career rushing games in the MW rank fourth on the league's all-time chart for most 100-yard rushing games by a quarterback. Current New Mexico signal caller Cole Gautsche is tied for second on that list with eight 100-yard rushing games.

 

MOST 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES BY A MW QUARTERBACK: CAREER
Pos. Player, Team No. Years
1. Chance Harridge, Air Force 9 2000-03
2. Cole Gautsche, New Mexico 8 2012-Present
  Bradlee Van Pelt, Colorado State 8 2000-03
4. Cody Fajardo, Nevada 7 2012-Present

 

Fajardo and Gautsche are two of four active quarterbacks in the FBS this season with at least eight career 100-yard rushing games. Fajardo is tied for second nationally behind injured Ohio State QB Braxton Miller, while Gautsche is tied for fourth:

 

MOST 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES BY AN ACTIVE FBS QUARTERBACK: CAREER
Pos. Player, Team No.
1. Braxton Miller, Ohio State 14
2. Cody Fajardo, Nevada 9
  Keenan Reynolds, Navy 9
4. Cole Gautsche, New Mexico 8
  Taysom Hill, BYU 8
  C.J. Brown, Maryland 8

 

LEADER OF THE PACK
Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo is the third player in Wolf Pack history to reach 10,000 career yards of total offense. With 335 total yards at Arizona on Saturday, including 321 passing and 14 rushing, Fajardo brought his current total to 10,513, trailing only Colin Kaepernick (14,210 from 2007-10) and David Neill (11,145 from 1998-2001) on the program's all-time chart.

Fajardo's 10,513 career yards currently rank fourth among all active players in the FBS. Below is a breakdown of the top five:

 

MOST TOTAL YARDS BY AN ACTIVE FBS QUARTERBACK: CAREER
Pos. Player, Team Yards
1. Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion 13,426
2. Rakeen Cato, Marshall 11,638
3. Sean Mannion, Oregon State 10,531
4. Cody Fajardo, Nevada 10,513
5. Marcus Mariota, Oregon 8,771

 

WEEK 3 IN REVIEW

  • Of the Mountain West's 37 touchdowns in Week 3, 21 were scored through the air while another 11 were rushing TDs and five were defensive scores, including two apiece from Boise State and Utah State.

 

  • Boise State scored two defensive touchdowns at Connecticut, including a 31-yard fumble return by Tanner Vallejo and a 50-yard interception return by Donte Deayon. It marked the first defensive scores for the Broncos this season. Vallejo's fumble recovery was the first by a Boise State player since Demarcus Lawrence did so at Hawai‘i on Nov. 10, 2012. It was also the longest fumble return TD by a Bronco since Tyrone Crawford's 32-yarder against TCU on Nov. 12, 2011. Deayon's 50-yard pick six was Boise State's first since Bryan Douglas took one back 33 yards against UT Martin on Sept. 7, 2013. Saturday marked Boise State's first game with multiple defensive touchdowns since the 2011 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas, when Jamar Taylor (100 yards) and Travis Stanaway (31 yards) each returned interceptions for touchdowns against Arizona State.

 

  • Utah State senior linebacker Zach Vigil and sophomore safety Devin Centers each posted the first scores of their respective careers in the Aggies' 36-24 victory over Wake Forest. Vigil picked off his second career interception and first this season with a 35-yard pick six in the first quarter. Centers recorded the first fumble recovery of his career, returning it 47 yards to score in the second quarter. According to available records, it marked the first time Utah State scored multiple defensive touchdowns in the same game. The Aggies have now scored defensive TDs in back-to-back games for the first time since 2003, after Jalen Davis' 44-yard interception return touchdown against Idaho State on Sept. 6.

 

  • Hawai‘i senior defensive end Beau Yap scored his first career touchdown when he recovered a Northern Iowa fumble in the end zone in the first quarter. It was UH's first defensive touchdown since a pick six by Julian Gener at Oregon State on Sept. 7, 2013, and the first fumble recovery for a touchdown since Jerrol Garcia Williams scored at Colorado State on Oct. 27, 2012.

 

  • Colorado State senior QB Garrett Grayson compiled 432 yards of total offense (425 passing, 6 rushing) against UC Davis to mark the second-highest output by a Ram in a single game. Grayson now hold the top four marks on that list, including a program-record 445 yards of total offense (397 passing, 48 rushing) at home vs. the Broncos on Nov. 2, 2013. He now has 6,509 total offensive yards for Colorado State, which are the sixth-most in Ram history.

 

  • Two Mountain West teams eclipsed the 500-yard mark in Week 3, led by Colorado State with 676 total yards against UC Davis. It was the second-highest output by the Rams in program history, trailing only the program-record 693 yards of total offense against Tennessee-Chattanooga on Aug. 31, 1996. It also marked the second straight week that a MW team surpassed the 600-yard mark in a game, after Boise State had 676 total yards against the Rams on Sept. 6. Air Force posted 539 yards at Georgia State, marking the second time in three games that the Falcons reached the 500-yard mark (558 total yards against Nicholls State on Aug. 30).

 

  • The Falcons compiled 315 rushing yards at Georgia State, the second time in three weeks that Air Force has put up at least 300 yards on the ground (539 against Nicholls State on Aug. 30).

 

  • Four MW players tallied multiple rushing touchdowns in Week 3, including the Air Force duo of Jacobi Owens and Kale Pearson, as well as Colorado State's Jasen Oden, Jr. and UNLV's Shaquille Murray-Lawrence. All four enjoyed the first multiple rushing TD games of their respective careers.

 

  • Two MW quarterbacks, including Colorado State senior Garrett Grayson and Nevada senior Cody Fajardo, threw for at least three touchdowns in Week 3 action. Grayson connected on four touchdown passes against UC Davis, becoming the ninth Ram quarterback to throw for at least four TDs in a single game. The last time a Colorado State QB threw for four touchdowns was on Oct. 3, 2009, when Grant Stucker accomplished the feat at Idaho. Fajardo completed three passing touchdowns at Arizona, marking his sixth career game and first this season with three passing TDs.

 

  • Three MW teams, including Boise State, Hawai‘i and Utah State, kept their opponents under 100 yards on the ground in Week 3. Utah State held Wake Forest to -25 rushing yards, which ranks as the third-best single game effort in Aggie history behind the -51 rushing yards by Pacific in 1960 and the -35 rushing yards by Pacific in 1967. Boise State limited Connecticut to 48 rushing yards (-9 in the first half), marking the third straight game and fifth time in the last seven games (since Nov. 16, 2013) that the Broncos held an opponent under the century rushing mark. Hawai‘i limited Northern Iowa to 55 rushing yards, the fewest given up by the Rainbow Warriors since holding South Alabama to 18 on Dec. 1, 2012.

 

  • Boise State (13) and Utah State (14) each registered double-digits in tackles for loss in their respective Week 3 contests. The Broncos' 13 tackles for loss, which were the most by the squad since having 13 against Utah State on Nov. 20, 2009, marked the second time in three weeks that Boise State has reached double figures, after collecting 10.5 against Mississippi on Aug. 28. Boise State had three such games in the entire 2013 season. Utah State reached double-figures in tackles for loss for the first time since Dec. 7, 2013, when the Aggies had 10 against Fresno State in the inaugural MW Football Championship Game. USU's 14 tackles for loss are the most for the squad since posting 15 against San José State on Oct. 13, 2012.

 

  • Two MW teams registered safeties in Week 3. Fresno State scored on a safety in the first quarter against then #21 Nebraska, marking the first safety by the Bulldogs since a Nov. 16, 2010 meeting with New Mexico State. The safety also marked the first time this season Fresno State has scored in the first quarter, as the Bulldogs have been outscored 52-2 in the first quarter of their first three games (21-0 at USC, 17-0 at Utah, 14-2 vs. Nebraska). UNLV also scored on a safety against Northern Illinois, marking the first two-pointer recorded by the Rebels since a Nov. 29, 2003 contest with Wyoming.

 

  • Five MW players recorded two receiving touchdowns apiece last Saturday, including Air Force's Garrett Brown, Boise State's Matt Miller, Colorado State's Rashard Higgins, Nevada's Jarred Gipson and UNLV's Devante Davis. Davis now has five career games with multiple receiving touchdowns, while Miller brings his career total to four and Higgins has three. Saturday marked Brown's first career outing with multiple touchdown receptions, and Gipson recorded the first two TD receptions of his career at Arizona.

 

  • Nevada senior Brock Hekking and Colorado State junior Cory James are two of the top six active players in the FBS for total sacks. Hekking is tied for third nationally with 18.0 in his career, while James is tied for fifth with 16.5.

 

  • Boise State senior Matt Miller and UNLV senior Devante Davis are two of eight active players nationally in career receiving yards. Miller ranks second among all active FBS player with 2,897 receiving yards, while Davis is eighth with 2,454.

 

  • Boise State senior Matt Miller and UNLV senior Devante Davis also rank among the top 10 active players in the FBS for career receptions. Miller is third with 235 career catches, while Davis is 10th with 168.

CATCHING HOLD

  • Six MW players recorded 100-yard receiving efforts in Week 2, including two from Colorado State who went over the century mark in receiving against UC Davis. CSU sophomore Rashard Higgins grabbed seven catches for 147 yards and two touchdowns, the second-highest receiving output of his career (156 vs. UTEP on Sept. 28, 2013). Higgins now has four career games over 100 yards receiving, including back-to-back outings (143 at Boise State on Sept. 6). Fellow Ram Elroy Masters, Jr. registered the first five receptions of his career for a career-best 112 yards. Colorado State boasted multiple 100-yard receivers in back-to-back games for the first time in program history, after Higgins (143) and CSU's Joe Hansley (149) accomplished the feat in the Rams' Sept. 6 trip to Boise State. It also marked only the seventh time in program history that Colorado State had multiple 100-yard receivers, and it is the third straight week that a Mountain West team had two 100-yard receiving performances in the same game, as UNLV's Devante Davis (100) and Devonte Boyd (102) reached the pinnacle at Arizona on Aug. 29.

 

  • UNLV senior Devante Davis led all Mountain West receivers in Week 3 with six catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns against Northern Illinois. His 150 receiving yards marked the ninth 100-yard receiving game of Davis' career, including his second in three games this season (100 at Arizona on Aug. 29). He also brought his career total to 2,454 yards to move into fifth on the Rebels' all-time list.

 

  • Air Force junior Jalen Robinette recorded the first 100‐yard receiving game of his career with four catches for a career‐high 118 yards at Georgia State, all in the first half. He is the first Falcon with a 100-yard receiving game since Drew Coleman had 106 yards vs. Navy on Oct. 5, 2012. Robinette's 118 receiving yards are the most by a Falcon since Zack Kauth collected 123 yards against Colorado State on Nov. 26, 2011.

 

  • Utah State junior Hunter Sharp posted his first 100-yard receiving game as an Aggie with a career-high 138 yards vs. Wake Forest. He had a career-best 12 receptions, which are the most by a USU receiver since Kevin Curtis had 13 against Middle Tennessee on Nov. 30, 2002.

 

  • Wyoming sophomore D.J. May set new a career high with 101 yards on four catches at #4/2 Oregon. It was the first 100-yard outing of May's career.

RELY ON ROBERTS
With seven successful PAT attempts against UC Davis last Saturday, Colorado State senior PK Jared Roberts extended his streak of consecutive PATs made to 77, which is a program record and moved him into second on the Mountain West all-time list behind CSU's Jason Smith (86 from Sept. 2, 2006 to Dec. 20, 2008).

BOISE STATE'S MILLER, WYOMING'S RUFRAN GRABBING ATTENTION
The Mountain West is home to the nation's top two players in consecutive games with a reception. Boise State senior Matt Miller leads the list with 42 consecutive outings with a catch, followed by Wyoming senior Dominic Rufran with 40. The MW is the only FBS league with four players to have recorded a reception in 29 or more consecutive games, as Fresno State senior Josh Harper is tied for eighth on the list with 30 straight and UNLV senior Devante Davis is tied for 12th with 29.

 

CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A RECEPTION: FBS
Pos. Player, Team No.
1. Matt Miller, Boise State 42
2. Dominic Rufran, Wyoming 40
3. Justin Hardy, East Carolina 39
4. Rashad Greene, Florida State 31
  Tyler Lockett, Kansas State 31
  Jordan Leslie, BYU 31
  Jamison Crowder, Duke 31
8. Josh Harper, Fresno State 30
  D.J. Foster, Arizona State 30
  Quinton Dunbar, Florida 30
  Tommy Shuler, Marshall 30
12. Devante Davis, UNLV 29
  J.D. McKissic, Arkansas State 29
  Jeremy Davis, Connecticut 29
  Rannell Hall, UCF 29
16. Levi Norwood, Baylor 28
  Alonzo Russell, Toledo 28

 

Miller's streak of 42 straight games with a reception surpasses UNLV's Earvin Johnson (Sept. 29, 2001 - Nov. 20, 2004) for fourth on the Mountain West's all-time list, while Rufran ranks sixth. Below is a list of the top six in league history:

 

CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A RECEPTION: MOUNTAIN WEST
Pos. Player, Team No. Dates
1. Casey Flair, UNLV 47 9/5/05 to 11/22/08
  Jovon Bouknight, Wyoming 47 8/31/02 to 11/19/05
3. Dennis Pitta, BYU* 43 10/23/04 to 11/20/04;
9/1/07 to 12/22/09
4. Matt Miller, Boise State 42 9/3/11 to Present
5. Earvin Johnson, UNLV 41 9/29/01 to 11/20/04
6. Dominic Rufran 40 9/3/11 to Present
*Left team to serve church mission during 2005 and 2006 seasons.

 

BRONCOS' SACK ATTACK

  • Boise State posted eight quarterback sacks at Connecticut, the most by the Broncos since recording eight against BYU on Sept. 24, 2004. The Broncos have posted multiple sacks in three straight appearances and in 11 of Boise State's last 12 games, dating back to Sept. 28, 2013.

 

  • Boise State's eight sacks at Connecticut rank as the second-most by an FBS team in a single game this year, trailing only the nine posted by Baylor against SMU on Aug. 31.

 

  • Boise State recorded five sacks in the first half at Connecticut, including three in the first quarter. The Broncos' five first-half sacks, including 2.0 apiece by Mat Boesen and Kamalei Correa, were more than the team combined for in the first two games of the season.

PUTTING UP POINTS
With Michigan's shutout at Notre Dame on Sept. 6, Air Force now owns the third-longest active streak in the nation and ninth in NCAA history for consecutive games scoring. The Falcons have posted points in 261 straight contests.

QUICK HITS FROM AROUND THE MOUNTAIN WEST

  • With its 55-14 defeat to then #21 Nebraska, the Bulldogs' nation-leading home win streak in true home games came to a close. Fresno State had entered the contest with 13 straight victories at Bulldog Stadium with its last loss taking place on Nov. 26, 2011 (24-27 to San José State).

 

  • Air Force senior QB Kale Pearson threw the first two touchdown passes of his career at Georgia State and later added a career‐high two rushing touchdowns to mark the first time in his career that he has run and thrown for a touchdown in the same game.

 

  • Colorado State senior Garrett Grayson completed 22-of-31 passes for 425 yards and four touchdowns against UC Davis. It was Grayson's second career game over the 400-yard threshold, after tying for the second-highest passing output by a Ram with 434 yards at Boise State on Sept. 6. He is the first CSU quarterback to throw for 400 yards in back-to-back games since Terry Nugent in 1983. (434 against New Mexico on Oct. 29, 418 vs. Northern Colorado on Nov. 5). It also marked Grayson's eighth 300-yard passing game to tie Nugent for the most ever by a Ram.

 

  • Colorado State's Garrett Grayson (425) and Nick Stevens (27) combined for 452 passing yards vs. UC Davis, which is the most by the Rams in a single game. The previous high was 449 at Hawai‘i in 1987.

 

  • Starting in his third game as a Rebel, UNLV junior Blake Decker threw for 397 yards and two touchdowns against Northern Illinois. His yardage output ranks 13th in program history and is the highest by a UNLV quarterback since Nov. 22, 1997, when Jon Denton collected 401 yards through the air vs. San José State.

 

  • Boise State senior Matt Miller caught five passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns at Connecticut, bringing his career receiving yardage to 2,897 and passing Austin Pettis (2,838) for second on the Broncos' career list. Miller is now 166 yards behind all-time leader Titus Young (3,063).

 

  • With two touchdown receptions at Connecticut, Boise State senior Matt Miller brought his career total to 29, tying Wyoming's Jovon Bouknight (2002-05) for third on the Mountain West's all-time list. Former Fresno State wide out Devante Adams holds the record with 38 from 2012-13, while BYU's Austin Collie ranks second with 30 (2004, 2007-08).

 

  • Boise State seniors Grant Hedrick and Matt Miller are the first Broncos to both throw and catch a touchdown pass in the same game since Miller did so against Arizona State in the 2011 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas. Miller, traditionally a wide receiver, connected with Hedrick, the Boise State QB, on a seven-yard touchdown pass to mark the second TD completion of Miller's career (five-yarder to Kyle Efaw in 2011 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas).

 

  • Utah State senior B.J. Larsen accounted for three of the Aggies' six sacks vs. Wake Forest. He is one of five players in the FBS this season to collect three sacks in a single game.

 

  • Two MW squads recorded multiple interceptions in their respective games in Week 2, including Boise State and Utah State with two apiece. The Broncos have picked off multiple passes in three straight outings and have recorded at least one interception in eight straight games, dating back to Oct. 25, 2013. The Aggies have now intercepted at least one past in eight of their last nine games, and has picked off multiple passes in five of their last nine outings.

 

  • With its 48-38 victory at Georgia State, Air Force improved to 2-1 on the season to match its win total from 2013. The Falcons did not pick up their second win last year until Nov 2.

 

  • With the 48-38 victory at Georgia State, Air Force posted its 100th win since joining the Mountain West. The Falcons are 100-87 since the league's inception in 1999.

 

  • New Mexico, which was off in Week 3, recovered an Arizona State fumble in the second quarter on Sept. 6. It ended a streak of eight games, 33 quarters and 513:55 of game clock without a Lobo takeaway. Nik D'Avanzo's fumble recovery against ASU was the first turnover taken by a UNM player since SaQwan Edwards picked off a New Mexico State pass on Oct. 5, 2013.

 

  • San Diego State junior Donny Hageman connected on both of his field goal attempts at then #23/21 North Carolina on Sept. 6, including a 49-yarder in the fourth quarter that was the longest field goal by an Aztec since Abel Perez hit one from 53 yards vs. UNLV on Nov. 27, 2010. Hageman has connected on three straight attempts after SDSU had not recorded a successful field goal attempt from Sept. 28, 2013 to the first quarter of the 2014 home opener vs. Northern Arizona (Aug. 30).

 

  • New Mexico blocked two extra point attempts by Arizona State, including one apiece by David Guthrie and Paytron Hightower. Brandon Branch recovered the block by Hightower to convert a defensive two-point conversion, the first by a Lobo since Brandon Ratcliffe did so against UNLV on Oct. 12, 2002.

CLOSING IN ON MOUNTAIN WEST RECORDS

  • Colorado State's Garrett Grayson is the fifth MW quarterback to throw for 400 yards in multiple games in a single season, and the seventh to do so in his career. He has topped the 400-yard passing mark in back-to-back contests, making him the sixth MW signal-caller to accomplish the feat. Former Fresno State and current Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr holds the MW record for most consecutive 400-yard passing games with three (Nov. 23 to Dec. 7, 2013).

 

  • Boise State's Matt Miller moved into fourth place on the league's all-time list for career receptions with 235. UNLV's Ryan Wolfe (2006-09) holds the MW record for career receptions with 283, followed by San Diego State's J.R. Tolver (1999-02) with 262 and Wyoming's Jovon Bouknight (2002-05) with 250. Miller is also tied with Bouknight for third on the league's all-time list for career touchdown receptions with 29 apiece. Fresno State's Davante Adams (2012-13) is the MW's all-time record-holder in the category with 38, followed by BYU's Austin Collie (2004, 2007-08) with 30.

 

  • Fresno State's Garrett Swanson registered 12 punts for 495 yards against Nebraska last Saturday, tying UNLV's Gary Cook (Oct. 8, 2004 vs. BYU) for the second-most punts in a single game in MW history. New Mexico's Tyler Gaus holds the league's all-time record with 14 punts against Utah on Oct. 1, 2004. Scott Harding's 11 punts in Hawai‘i's Week 3 victory over Northern Iowa tie for fourth-most on that same list. Swanson's 495 yards ranks third on the MW's all-time chart for most punting yards in a single game, trailing Gaus' 579 (Oct. 1, 2004 vs. Utah) and UNLV's Gary Cook (526 at BYU on Oct. 8, 2004).

 

  • Hawai‘i's Scott Harding equaled an MW single-game record with seven punt returns against Northern Iowa.

 

  • Fresno State punted 13 times against Nebraska last Saturday, which ranks as the second-most punts in a single game in MW history. New Mexico holds the league's all-time record with 14 punts against Utah on Oct. 1, 2004.

 

  • Hawai‘i's seven punt returns in Saturday's win over Northern Iowa tie for the fourth-most in a single game in MW history. The league record of eight punt returns is shared by three teams - Utah (Sept. 25, 1999 at UNLV); New Mexico (Sept. 9, 2000 at Oregon State); TCU (Oct. 18, 2007 vs. Utah).

 

  • Utah State limited Wake Forest to -25 rushing yards in Saturday's victory. That ranks as the third-fewest rushing yards ever allowed by a MW team in a single game. New Mexico holds the league's all-time record for fewest rushing yards allowed in a game, holding UTEP to -53 on Sept. 1, 2001. Colorado State ranks second with -38 rushing yards allowed vs. Weber State on Sept. 2, 2006.

 

MW FOOTBALL BY THE NUMBERS
4 San Diego State is one of four FBS programs (North Carolina, Oregon, Missouri) with at least three kick returns TDs and three punt return TDs since 2011.
6 Utah State's six sacks vs. Wake Forest last Saturday are the most by the squad since recording six at New Mexico on Oct. 19, 2013. The Aggies have posted multiple sacks in 11 of their last 12 contests, dating back to Oct. 4, 2013.
7 Boise State's seven interceptions on the year rank second in the FBS behind only Ole Miss (8).
7 Hawai‘i has collected a quarterback sack in seven straight games, dating back to Nov. 9, 2013.
8 Boise State's eight sacks at Connecticut rank as the second-most by an FBS team in a single game this year, trailing only the nine posted by Baylor against SMU on Aug. 31.
9 Air Force's 48-38 victory at Georgia State last Saturday snapped a nine-game losing streak to FBS teams on the road, dating back to Nov. 3, 2012.
12 San José State's nation-leading streak of reaching the end zone in consecutive quarters came to a close in its trip to fifth-ranked Auburn on Sep. 6. The Spartans did not score a touchdown in the second quarter of the contest, bringing their streak to a close at 12 straight quarters with at least one TD. San Diego State had ranked second nationally in that category with 10, but the Aztecs did not score a touchdown in their opening quarter at then #23/21 North Carolina on Sept. 6. Both squads were off in Week 3.
24 Colorado State senior Charles Lovett now has a catch in 24 consecutive games after hauling in a 45-yard touchdown reception in the opening quarter vs. UC Davis. Lovett's last game without a catch was on Nov. 19, 2011 at TCU.
31 Air Force's 31 first-half points at Georgia State are the most in a half by the Falcons since posting 35 in the first frame against Colorado State on Sept. 29, 2012. They are also the most in a half of a road contest since scoring 35 in the first half at New Mexico on Oct. 29, 2011.
48 Air Force's 48 points at Georgia State are the most posted by the Falcons since a 49-21 victory over Idaho State on Sept. 1, 2012. Air Force also scored 48 points against Nevada on Oct. 26, 2012 (48-31 win).
300 Wyoming, which is set to entertain Florida Atlantic on Sept. 20, captured its 300th home win in program history with its 17-13 victory over Air Force on Sept. 6. The Cowboys have posted an overall home record of 300-187-18 (.612) over their 118 seasons of college football.

 

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