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MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL WEEK 8 SCHEDULE
Friday, October 17 TV/Web Time Satellite Radio
Fresno State at Boise State* ESPN 6 p.m. MT SIRIUS 91 / XM 91
Saturday, October 18 TV/Web Time Satellite Radio
New Mexico at Air Force* ROOT SPORTS/MWN 1:30 p.m. MT  
San José State at Wyoming* ESPN3 2 p.m. MT  
Utah State at Colorado State* CBS Sports Network 5 p.m. MT  
Nevada at BYU ESPN2 8:15 p.m. MT  
Hawai‘i at San Diego State* CBS Sports Network 7:30 p.m. PT  
*Mountain West game

 


WEEK 8 AT A GLANCE
Six contests are on tap in Week 8, beginning on Friday night with a tilt between preseason divisional favorites. The Mountain Division's Boise State, which was idle in Week 7, entertains two-time defending MW champion Fresno State from the West Division. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. MT on ESPN.

Five games are scheduled for Saturday, beginning at 1:30 p.m. MT as Air Force entertains New Mexico (ROOT SPORTS/Mountain West Network). Wyoming hosts San José State starting at 2 p.m. MT on ESPN3, followed by a double-header on CBS Sports Network including Utah State at Colorado State (5 p.m. MT) and Hawai‘i at San Diego State (7:30 p.m. PT). In non-conference action, Nevada makes the trip to BYU in a game that will be broadcast by ESPN2 beginning at 8:15 p.m. MT.

COLORADO STATE'S ROBERTS SETS MOUNTAIN WEST PAT RECORD
With four successful PAT attempts at Nevada last Saturday, Colorado State senior PK Jared Roberts extended his streak of consecutive PATs made to 90, establishing a new Mountain West record. The previous mark of 86 was held by former Ram Jason Smith (Sept. 2, 2006 to Dec. 20, 2008).

BOISE STATE'S MILLER CLIMBING THE MW RECEPTION CHARTS
Boise State senior WR Matt Miller ranks fourth on the league's all-time list for career receptions with 244. 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.

UTAH STATE'S NICK VIGIL ALL OVER THE FIELD
Utah State's Nick Vigil started at both linebacker and running back against Air Force last Saturday, marking the second straight week he played both sides of the ball. Defensively, the sophomore posted 11 tackles for the second time this season. He also recorded his first interception of the year and second of his career. On the offensive side of the ball, Vigil scored his second career rushing touchdown (both coming in back-to-back games) and also completed the first two pass attempts as an Aggie.

REACHING THE END ZONE
Three MW quarterbacks tallied at least one passing and one rushing touchdown in Week 7. Nevada senior Cody Fajardo reached the end zone twice through the air and once on the ground against Colorado State last Saturday. Fajardo has posted 12 career games with at least one passing and one rushing TD, including nine since the Wolf Pack joined the Conference in 2012. Utah State sophomore Darrel Garretson had his second career outing with at least one passing and one rushing TD in the same game, including back-to-back contests, after throwing two and rushing for one vs. Air Force. UNLV junior Blake Decker accomplished the feat for the second time in three weeks with one passing and one rushing TD against Fresno State on Friday.

HITTING THE HOLES
Two MW squads rank among the top 12 nationally in rushing offense, led by New Mexico, who is collecting 294.0 yards on the ground per game to rank eighth. The Lobos are trailed by Air Force, which is tallying 274.2 rushing yards per contest to rank 12th. The MW is one of four FBS leagues (ACC, Big Ten, SEC) with at least two of the top 12 rushing offenses in the country.

MW TRIO ON SACK ATTACK
Nevada senior Brock Hekking, UNLV senior Josh Shirley and Colorado State junior Cory James are three of the top nine active players in the FBS for total sacks. Hekking and Shirley are tied for fourth nationally with 19.5 apiece, while James is ninth with 18.0. The Mountain West is the only FBS league with three of the top nine nationally in career total sacks.

 

MOST TOTAL SACKS BY AN ACTIVE FBS PLAYER: CAREER
Pos. Player, Team No.
1. Vic Beasley, Clemson 29.0
2. Martin Ifedi, Memphis 20.0
  Leighton Gasque, Middle Tennessee 20.0
4. Brock Hekking, Nevada 19.5
  Josh Shirley, UNLV 19.5
  Andre Monroe, Maryland 19.5
7. Alvin Dupree, Kentucky 19.0
  Lorenzo Mauldin, Louisville 19.0
9. Cory James, Colorado State 18.0

 

MW'S CONSISTENT KICKERS
Two MW kickers rank among the top 13 nationally for career field goal percentage. Air Force senior Will Conant leads the league and ranks fourth in the country, connecting on 21-of-24 field goal attempts for a percentage of 0.875. Colorado State senior Jared Roberts ranks 13th, finding success on 34-of-41 attempts. The Mountain West is one of four FBS conferences (ACC, Pac-12, SEC) with two of the top 13 in career field goal percentage. Below is a look at the top 13 nationally:

 

HIGHEST FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE BY AN ACTIVE FBS PLAYER: CAREER
Pos. Player, Team FGA FGM FG%
1. Robert Aguayo, Florida State 35 34 0.971
2. Kyle Bullard, Houston 19 18 0.947
  Colby Delahoussaye, LSU 19 18 0.947
4. Will Conant, Air Force 24 21 0.875
5. Mike Hunnicutt, Oklahoma 81 70 0.864
6. Elliott Fry, South Carolina 29 25 0.862
7. Jeremiah Detmer, Toledo 70 60 0.857
8. Chris Blewitt, Pittsburgh 27 23 0.852
9. Michael Geiger, Michigan State 26 22 0.846
10. Andy Phillips, Utah 32 27 0.844
11. Zane Gonzalez, Arizona State 36 30 0.833
  Josh Lambo, Texas A&M 18 15 0.833
13. Jared Roberts, Colorado State 41 34 0.829

 

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, who did not play in Week 6 due to injury, leads the list with 44 consecutive outings with a catch, followed by Wyoming senior Dominic Rufran with 43. The MW is the only FBS league with four players to have recorded a reception in 30 or more consecutive games, as Fresno State senior Josh Harper is tied for fifth on the list with 34 straight and UNLV senior Devante Davis is tied for 14th with 30.

 

CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A RECEPTION: FBS
Pos. Player, Team No.
1. Matt Miller, Boise State 44
2. Dominic Rufran, Wyoming 43
3. Justin Hardy, East Carolina 43
4. Rashad Greene, Florida State 35
5. Josh Harper, Fresno State 34
  Jordan Leslie, BYU 34
  Jamison Crowder, Duke 34
  Tyler Lockett, Kansas State 34
9. Tommy Shuler, Marshall 33
10. D.J. Foster, Arizona State 32
  J.D. McKissic, Arkansas State 32
  Geremy Davis, Connecticut 32
  Alonzo Russell, Toledo 32
14. Devante Davis, UNLV 30
  Levi Norwood, Baylor 30

 

Miller's streak of 44 straight games with a reception has surpassed BYU's Dennis Pitta (10/23/04 to 11/20/04; 9/1/07 to 12/22/09) for third on the Mountain West's all-time list, while Rufran has tied Pitta for fourth. 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. Matt Miller, Boise State 44 9/3/11 to Present
4. Dominic Rufran, Wyoming 43 9/3/11 to Present
  Dennis Pitta, BYU* 43 10/23/04 to 11/20/04;
9/1/07 to 12/22/09
6. Earvin Johnson, UNLV 41 9/29/01 to 11/20/04
*Left team to serve church mission during 2005 and 2006 seasons.

 

RAMS ON TOP
Colorado State has rattled off three consecutive victories over teams from the five High Resource conferences. The Rams are the only squad outside of the High Resource Five with a current win streak of three games against teams in those leagues. CSU is one of two teams outside the High Resource Five (ULM) that has notched at least one victory in each of the past three seasons against an opponent from those conferences.

RECEIVING NATIONAL ACCLAIM
Four Mountain West players rank among the top 16 nationally for career receiving yards, led by Boise State senior Matt Miller, who is fourth among all active players with 3,049 yards. UNLV senior Devante Davis ranks 11th with 2,454 receiving yards, while Fresno State senior Josh Harper is 12th with 2,423 and Wyoming senior Dominic Rufran is 16th with 2,256. The Mountain West is the only FBS league with four of the top 16 nationally in career receiving yards:

 

MOST RECEIVING YARDS BY AN ACTIVE FBS PLAYER: CAREER
Pos. Player, Team No.
1. Justin Hardy, East Carolina 3,640
2. Rashad Greene, Florida State 3,148
3. Titus Davis, Central Michigan 3,094
2. Matt Miller, Boise State 3,049
5. Jamison Crowder, Duke 2,969
6. Tommy Shuler, Marshall 2,818
7. Antonio Vaughan, Old Dominion 2,681
8. Tyler Lockett, Kansas State 2,594
9. Amari Cooper, Alabama 2,504
10. Mike Evans, Texas A&M 2,499
11. Devante Davis, UNLV 2,454
12. Josh Harper, Fresno State 2,423
13. Larry Pinkard, Old Dominion 2,338
14. Kenny Bell, Nebraska 2,321
14. Jaxon Shipley, Texas 2,293
16. Dominic Rufran, Wyoming 2,256

 

Four MW players also rank in the top 12 of active players in the FBS for career receptions. Boise State senior Matt Miller leads the league and ranks third nationally with 244 receptions, followed by Wyoming senior Dominic Rufran, who is ninth with 183, Fresno State senior Josh Harper, who is 10th with 180, and UNLV senior Devante Davis, who is 12th with 169. The Mountain West is the only FBS conference with more than two of the top 12 active players in career receptions.

 

MOST RECEPTIONS BY AN ACTIVE FBS PLAYER: CAREER
Pos. Player, Team No.
1. Justin Hardy, East Carolina 313
2. Tommy Shuler, Marshall 259
3. Matt Miller, Boise State 244
4. Jamison Crowder, Duke 230
5. J.D. McKissic, Arkansas State 220
6. Rashad Greene, Florida State 215
7. Antonio Vaughan, Old Dominion 198
8. Jaxon Shipley, Texas 197
9. Dominic Rufran, Wyoming 183
10. Josh Harper, Fresno State 180
11. Tyler Lockett, Kansas State 172
12. Devante Davis, UNLV 169

 

MW QUARTERBACKS QUICK ON THEIR FEET
New Mexico junior signal caller Cole Gautsche is tied for second on the MW's all-time chart for most 100-yard rushing games by a quarterback with eight. Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo is fourth on the list. He has nine total 100-yard games in his career, including seven since the Wolf Pack joined the Conference in 2012.

 

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 eight active quarterbacks in the FBS this season with at least eight career 100-yard rushing games. Fajardo ranks third nationally, 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. Keenan Reynolds, Navy 10
3. Cody Fajardo, Nevada 9
4. Cole Gautsche, New Mexico 8
  Nick Marshall, Auburn 8
  Taysom Hill, BYU 8
  C.J. Brown, Maryland 8
  Dax Prescott, Mississippi State 8

 

LEADER OF THE PACK
Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo is the third player in Wolf Pack history to reach 11,000 career yards of total offense. With 385 total yards against Colorado State last Saturday, including 297 passing and 88 rushing, Fajardo brought his current total to 11,403, surpassing David Neill (11,145 from 1998-2001) for second on the program's all-time chart. Current San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick holds the Wolf Pack record, compiling 14,210 yards from 2007-10.

Fajardo's 11,403 career yards currently rank third among all active players in the FBS, while his 8,562 career passing yards are sixth among all active QBs. His 2,841 rushing yards rank eighth among all active players in the FBS and second among all active quarterbacks:

 

MOST TOTAL YARDS BY AN ACTIVE FBS QUARTERBACK: CAREER
Pos. Player, Team Yards
1. Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion 14,557
2. Rakeem Cato, Marshall 12,431
3. Cody Fajardo, Nevada 11,403
4. Sean Mannion, Oregon State 11,151
5. Connor Halliday, Washington State 10,294

 

MOST PASSING YARDS BY AN ACTIVE FBS QUARTERBACK: CAREER
Pos. Player, Team Yards
1. Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion 13,298
2. Rakeem Cato, Marshall 11,874
3. Sean Mannion, Oregon State 11,740
4. Connor Halliday, Washington State 10,775
5. Shane Carden, East Carolina 9,384
6. Cody Fajardo, Nevada 8,562

 

MOST RUSHING YARDS BY AN ACTIVE FBS PLAYER: CAREER
Pos. Player, Pos., Team Yards
1. Jahwan Edwards, RB, Ball State 3,915
2. Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska 3,855
3. Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin 3,374
4. Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia 3,147
5. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State 3,054
6. Jawon Chishom, RB, Akron 2,996
7. Kevin Parks, RB, Virginia 2,901
8. Cody Fajardo, QB, Nevada 2,841

 

Fajardo, who has 1,401 passing yards and 405 rushing yards on the year, is one of eight quarterbacks in the FBS that lead his team in both passing and rushing this season. He ranks among the top five among the league's all-time leaders for rushing quarterbacks. The senior signal caller has rushed for 2,147 yards and 26 touchdowns since Nevada joined the Mountain West in 2012. That ranks fourth on the league's all-time lists for career rushing yards and touchdowns by a quarterback. Fajardo's 408 career rushing attempts sits just outside the top five at No. 6. Below is a look at where Fajardo's numbers fall among the league's all-time top rushing QBs:

 

MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS BY AN MW QUARTERBACK: CAREER
Pos. Player, Team No. Yards
1. Shaun Carney, Air Force 652 2004-07
2. Tim Jefferson, Air Force 496 2008-11
3. Chance Harridge, Air Force 462 2001-03
4. Bradlee Van Pelt, Colorado State 420 2001-03
5. Andy Dalton, TCU 413 2007-10
6. Cody Fajardo, Nevada 408 2012-Present

 

MOST RUSHING YARDS BY AN MW QUARTERBACK: CAREER
Pos. Player, Team No. Yards
1. Shaun Carney, Air Force 2,561 2004-07
2. Chance Harridge, Air Force 2,324 2001-03
3. Bradlee Van Pelt, Colorado State 2,274 2001-03
4. Cody Fajardo, Nevada 2,147 2012-Present
5. Tim Jefferson, Air Force 1,988 2008-11

 

MOST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS BY AN MW QUARTERBACK: CAREER
Pos. Player, Team No. Yards
1. Chance Harridge, Air Force 35 2001-03
2. Tim Jefferson, Air Force 33 2008-11
3. Shaun Carney, Air Force 31 2004-07
4. Cody Fajardo, Nevada 26 2012-Present
  Bradlee Van Pelt, Colorado State 25 2001-03

 

MOUNTAIN VS. WEST
The West Division holds a 3-2 advantage in games against the Mountain Division this season with victories by Fresno State (at New Mexico on Sept. 26), Hawai‘i (vs. Wyoming on Oct. 11) and San Diego State (at New Mexico on Oct. 10). Boise State (at Nevada on Oct. 4) and Colorado State (at Nevada on Oct. 11) have posted the two wins for the Mountain Division.

The West Division holds an all-time record of 14-9 (.609) against opponents from the Mountain Division since divisional play was instated in the Mountain West in 2013. Below is a comparison of the Mountain vs. West Divisions:

 

Mountain Division West Division
2014 Record vs. West: 2-3 (.400)
2013 Record vs. West: 7-12 (.368)
All-Time Record vs. West: 9-15 (.375)
MW Championship Game Record: 0-1
Bowl Appearances: 3
Bowl Record: 2-1
Teams with eight or more victories: 3
2014 Record vs. Mountain: 3-2 (.600)
2013 Record vs. Mountain: 12-7 (.632)
All-Time Record vs. Mountain: 15-9 (.625)
MW Championship Game Record: 1-0
Bowl Appearances: 3
Bowl Record: 1-2
Teams with eight or more victories: 2

 

QUICK HITS FROM AROUND THE MOUNTAIN WEST

 

  • Two MW players, including Boise State junior Darin Thompson and Utah State senior Frankie Sutera, are ranked among the top five nationally in interceptions. Thompson ranks fourth among all FBS players with 0.8 picks her game, as the junior has picked off four passes in five appearances this season. Sutera has grabbed four interceptions in six outings, averaging 0.7 per game to tie for fifth.

 

  • Colorado State's Hayden Hunt ranks ninth in the FBS with an average of 46.2 yards per punt. The sophomore has punted 24 times through six games for a total of 1,109 yards.

 

  • San Diego State RB Donnel Pumphrey is one of nine players in the FBS to average at least 11 points per game. The sophomore is tied for fifth nationally in scoring with 11.0 points per contest.

 

  • Utah State's Zach Vigil is tied for seventh in the country in tackles for loss. The senior LB averages 1.7 tackles for loss per game.

 

  • Utah State senior LB Zach Vigil recorded 22 total tackles against Air Force last Saturday, marking the most in a single game by an FBS player this season and the highest output in the Mountain West since Nevada's Albert Rosette set the Conference record with 25 on Oct. 26, 2012. Vigil joins New Mexico sophomore Dakota Cox, who had 19 total tackles vs. Fresno State on Sept. 26, to give the Mountain West two of the top four single-game highs in the FBS this season. The Mountain West is the only league in the country to have multiple players make 19+ stops in a single game this year.

 

  • Boise State and Utah State are two of seven teams in the FBS with more than 10 interceptions in 2014. The Broncos are tied with Ole Miss for second nationally with 12 picks this year, while the Aggies are tied for fourth in the country with 11. The Mountain West joins the SEC as the only two conferences to have multiple teams with 11+ interceptions through the first seven weeks of the 2014 season.

 

  • Utah State and Boise State are two of five programs in the FBS to average more than eight team tackles for loss per game. The Aggies rank fourth nationally, averaging 8.3 TFL per outing, followed by the Broncos in fifth with 8.2 TFL per contest. The Mountain West is the only Conference in the country with multiple teams averaging more than eight tackles for loss per game.

 

  • Utah State and Boise State are two of 13 FBS squads who have gained at least 16 turnovers through the first seven weeks of the 2014 season. The Aggies are tied with Houston and Virginia for second in the country with 19 turnovers gained this year, while the Broncos are tied for eighth with 16.

 

  • San Diego State sophomore Donnel Pumphrey and Boise State junior Jay Ajayi are two of 17 players in the FBS this season with at least eight rushing touchdowns through the first six weeks of the 2014 season. Pumphrey has 11 on the year to tie for third with two other players, while Ajayi has eight to tie with 11 others for 11th.

 

  • Nevada (1) and UNLV (0) are two of 11 teams in the FBS that have lost one or fewer fumbles in 2014. The Rebels join Kansas as the two remaining teams in the country that have yet to lose a fumble. The Mountain West is one of five leagues (ACC, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC) with two of the top 11 teams nationally in fewest fumbles lost.

 

  • Six MW players have recovered multiple fumbles this season, including two from Utah State. The Aggies' Devin Centers and LT Filiaga are joined by Air Force senior Troy Timmerman, Boise State sophomore Tanner Vallejo, Fresno State senior Derron Smith and Wyoming senior Patrick Mertens with two apiece on the year. The Mountain West is one of four leagues in the FBS (ACC, C-USA, SEC) with at least six players to record multiple fumble recoveries in 2014, and Utah State is one of nine FBS programs with at least two players to recover multiple fumbles this year.

 

  • San José State junior kicker Austin Lopez ranks eighth among all active players in career field goals (46) and career points per game (8.1). He joins Oklahoma's Mike Hunnicutt as the only two players in the FBS to rank in the top eight of both categories. Lopez became the Spartans' all-time leader in points scored (242) and field goals made (46) with four FG and three successful PAT attempts against UNLV on Oct. 4.

 

  • Three MW players, including two from Boise State, rank among the top 10 nationally in career interceptions. Fresno State senior safety Derron Smith leads all active FBS players with 14 career picks for the Bulldogs. Boise State junior Darian Thompson is tied for fourth nationally with 11 interceptions, while fellow Bronco junior Donte Deayon is tied for ninth (10). The Mountain West is the only FBS conference with three active players that have double digits in career interceptions, and Boise State is one of two teams in the country (Ole Miss) with two players to do so.

 

  • Air Force, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawai‘i, San Diego State and Wyoming are six of 33 teams in the FBS who have recorded at least one blocked punt and one blocked kick in the 2014 season. The Falcons, Rams and Aztecs have blocked three kicks and one punt apiece in 2014, while the Bulldogs, Rainbow Warriors and Cowboys have blocked one punt and one kick each. The six squads make the Mountain West one of two FBS leagues (Big Ten) with at least six squads to block at least one punt and one kick this year.

 

  • Eight MW teams have blocked at least one kick this season, including four that have stopped three. Air Force (3), Colorado State (3), New Mexico (3), San Diego State (3) are four of 16 squads nationally to stop at least three kick attempts this season, making the Mountain West the only FBS league with four teams to stop three kicks in 2014.

 

  • Hawai‘i DB Trayvon Henderson recorded two interceptions against Wyoming last Saturday, tying for the fifth-most by an FBS player in a single game this season. The sophomore became the fourth MW player this year to pick off multiple passes in a single game, joining Air Force sophomore Weston Steelhammer (3 vs. Boise State on Sept. 27), Nevada junior Darian Thompson (two at Nevada on Oct. 4) and Utah State freshman Jalen Davis (two vs. Idaho State on Sept. 6). The Mountain West has touted a player with multiple interceptions (Henderson, Thompson, Steelhammer) in each of the last three weeks.

 

  • Only once in the league's 16-year history has the Conference champion posted more than one loss in MW play. In 1999, Utah, Colorado State and BYU each earned the Mountain West title with identical 5-2 marks in league games.

 

  • Air Force entered its contest at Utah State last Saturday as one of four teams nationally not to have thrown an interception this season. The Aggies picked off two Falcon passes, giving the squad at least one interception in 11 of its last 12 games. Utah State has collected multiple picks in back-to-back games and in four of its last five outings.

 

MW FOOTBALL BY THE NUMBERS
1 Through the first seven weeks of the 2014 season, each of the Mountain West's 12 teams has posted at least one Conference victory for the first time since 2012.
2 Hawai‘i has posted back-to-back wins at Aloha Stadium for the first time since defeating UNLV and South Alabama to conclude the 2012 campaign.
3 Boise State junior RB Jay Ajayi reached the end zone three times at Nevada on Oct. 4, marking his second three-touchdown performance in three weeks (three against Louisiana on Sept. 20) and fifth of his career. It was also his seventh career outing with multiple rushing touchdowns, including three in 2014. It also marked the fourth time this season that an MW running back tallied at least three rushing TDs in a single game (4 by San Diego State sophomore Donnel Pumphrey against UNLV on Sept. 27, 3 by Ajayi vs. Louisiana on Sept. 20, 3 by Hawai‘i senior Joey Iosefa vs. Oregon State on Sept. 6).
4 With wins over Colorado, UC Davis, Boston College and Tulsa, Colorado State went undefeated in non-conference play (4-0) for the first time since the 1994 campaign.
8 With its 38-28 victory over Wyoming, Hawai‘i snapped an eight-game Conference losing streak. Prior to Saturday, the Rainbow Warriors' last win over an MW foe came in a 48-10 decision over UNLV on Nov. 24, 2012.
9 San Diego State RB Donnel Pumphrey is one of nine players in the FBS to rush for at least 800 yards through the first seven weeks of the 2014 season. The sophomore ranks ninth nationally with 807 yards across six appearances, and also ranks ninth with 134.5 yards per game.
10 Air Force combined for 10.0 tackles for loss at Utah State last Saturday, the most by the Falcons since totaling 12.0 TFL at San Diego State on Oct. 11, 2008.
10 After successfully completing 4-of-4 extra point attempts against Air Force last Saturday, Utah State senior Nick Diaz has established a new program record with 110 career PATs. The Aggies' previous record of 110 was held by Brad Bohn (1997-2000).
12 Two MW signal callers are among the top 12 quarterbacks in career passing yardage. Nevada senior Cody Fajardo ranks sixth among active players with 8,562 career passing yards for the Wolf Pack, while Colorado State senior Garrett Grayson is 12th with 7,007 yards under center for the Rams. The Mountain West is one of three FBS leagues (Pac-12, C-USA) with multiple active quarterbacks in the top 12 for career passing yardage.
13 Two MW players rank among the top 13 nationally in active career rushing yards. Nevada senior QB Cody Fajardo has racked up 2,841 career rushing yards to rank eighth among all active players and second among all active quarterbacks. Boise State junior RB Jay Ajayi ranks 13th among all active players with 2,682 career yards on the ground.

 

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