Mountain West Football Weekly Release - Oct. 10

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Week 7 Schedule
Friday, October 14
RV/RV San Diego State at Fresno State* 7 p.m. PT CBS Sports Network (SIRIUS 83/XM 201)
Saturday, October 15
New Mexico at NR/RV Air Force&* 2:30 p.m. CT ESPNEWS/WatchESPN (SIRIUS 134/XM 201)
UNLV at Hawai‘i* 6 p.m. HT Oceanic
Nevada at San José State* 7:30 p.m. PT CBS Sports Network
Colorado State at #15/15 Boise State* 8:15 p.m. MT ESPN2/WatchESPN (SIRIUS 108/XM 202)

*Mountain West game | &Cotton Bowl (Dallas, Texas)


The Mountain West Network will livestream and archive each of the 12 weekly coaches’ press conferences on, and the respective institutional website. The regular-season schedule will typically be held as follows:

Tim DeRuyter, Fresno State at 11 a.m. PT
Matt Wells, Utah State  at 11:30 a.m. MT
Mike Bobo, Colorado State at Noon MT
Craig Bohl, Wyoming at Noon MT
Ron Caragher, San José State at 1 p.m. PT

Bob Davie, New Mexico at 11:30 a.m. MT
Brian Polian, Nevada at 11 a.m. PT
Bryan Harsin, Boise State at 11:30 a.m. MT
Rocky Long, San Diego State at Noon PT
Troy Calhoun, Air Force at 12:30 p.m. MT
Tony Sanchez, UNLV at 1 p.m. PT
Nick Rolovich, Hawai‘i  (available on tape-delayed basis)

All post-game press conference for home games will also be streamed and archived. Visit for additional information and for schedule updates.

For quick soundbites from every coach leading into a weekend of Mountain West action, tune in for Coaches Soundoff every Thursday afternoon on the Mountain West Network. 

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(Notes from around the Mountain West in 140 characters or less)

  • .@BroncoSportsFB is the only FBS team that hasn’t trailed in a game this season. This year’s team has gone 300:00 of game time without trailing.
  • .@AFFootball has the 2nd-longest home win streak nationally (15), trailing only Clemson (19).
  • .@GoAztecs are riding an 12-game @MountainWest win streak, tied for the longest active streak in FBS with Clemson.
  • AFA Weston Steelhammer (13) is the FBS active leader in career INTs, while SDSU’s Damontae Kazee ranks second (12).
  • .@HawaiiFootball is searching for its first 3-game win streak since 2010 as it hosts @UNLVFootball on Oct. 15.
  • .@BroncoSportsFB has defeated a Power 5 team in 5 of 6 seasons since joining the MW. BSU beat Washington State on Sept. 10 and Oregon State on Sept. 24.
  • 4 @MountainWest schools rank in the top-25 nationally in rushing offense: UNM (354.0 - 1), AFA (280.0 - 7), UNLV (246.3 - 17) & SDSU (236.8 - 22).
  • .@CSUFootball DB Braylin Scott is tied for 7th nationally with 3 INTs this season.
  • .@GoAztecs RB Donnel Pumphrey is the nation’s active leader in career rushing yds (5,163), rushing touchdowns (54) and all-purpose yardage (6,167).
  • .@GoAztecs RB Rashaad Penny is 1 of 7 FBS players with at least 3 rushing TDs and 3 receiving TDs.
  • With a 100-yard rushing performance on Oct. 14, Pumphrey will move in the top 10 on the NCAA’s all-time rushing list.
  • In 57.8% of Pumphrey’s collegiate games played he has rushed for at least 100 yards (26-45).
  • .@BroncoSportsFB RB Jeremy McNichols has scored a TD in 17 straight games, 2 games shy of entering MW top 5 list.
  • .@NewMexicoFB LB Dakota Cox is the nation’s 2nd-leading tackler with 340 career tackles. Cox needs 37 stops to enter the MW’s top-5.
  • .@BroncoSportFB is nationally ranked for the 15th straight season, which is the 8th-longest active FBS streak.
  • .@BroncoSportsFB has won 22-straight nonconference home games, a streak dating back to 12/28/05 vs. Boston College in the MPC Computers Bowl.
  • .@USUFootball is the only FBS team to have a new OC & DC for the third straight season under the same head coach.

Boise State is ranked 15th in the AP and Coaches Polls, while San Diego State is receiving votes in both polls and Air Force is receiving two votes in the Associated Press Poll. 

The Broncos have been ranked for at least one week in 15 consecutive seasons, an active streak that is tied for eighth-best nationally with USC.

San Diego State fell out of the polls after an Oct. 1 loss at South Alabama, while Air Force hasn’t been ranked since Oct. 10, 2010. That week, the Falcons were ranked 23rd in both polls.

San Diego State senior running back Donnel Pumphrey is rewriting the Mountain West record book in his final collegiate season. The native of Las Vegas, Nevada, has rushed for 5,163 yards and 54 touchdowns, while also racking up 6,167 all-purpose yards. He is the nation’s active leader in all three categories. 

Below is a look at where Pumphrey ranks in the MW record book...

Name (Team), Yards, Years Played
1. Donnel Pumphrey (SDSU), 5,163, 2013-Present
2. DonTrell Moore (UNM), 4,973, 2002-05

Name (Team), TDs, Years Played
1. Donnel Pumphrey (SDSU), 54, 2013-Present
2. DonTrell Moore (UNM), 51, 2002-05
3. Jay Ajayi (BSU), 50, 2012-14

Name (Team), Games, Years Played
1. DonTrell Moore (UNM), 26, 2002-05
    Donnel Pumphrey (SDSU), 26, 2013-Present

Name (Team), Yards, Years Played
1. Donnel Pumphrey (SDSU), 6,167, 2013-Present
2. DonTrell Moore (UNM), 5,947, 2002-05
3. Jovon Bouknight (WYO), 5,921, 2002-05

Four Mountain West institutions rank in the top-25 nationally in rushing offense. New Mexico leads the nation, averaging 354.0 yards per game on the ground. Air Force is seventh with 280.0 rushing yards per contest, UNLV’s 246.3 ranks 17th and San Diego State’s 236.8 is 22nd.  

Air Force junior kicker Luke Strebel has made 18 consecutive field goals, which is tied for the longest active streak among FBS kickers. After starting the 2015 season 1-for-2, Strebel then rattled off nine straight to end the year. This season, he is 9-for-9.

The native of Nashville, Tennessee, ranks third in the Mountain West, averaging 8.8 points scored per game.

Consecutive Field Goals Made Streaks Among Active FBS Kickers
18 - Tyler Davis, Penn State
18 - Luke Strebel, Air Force
13 - Cole Netten, Iowa State
10 - Parker Shaunfield, Southern Miss.

There have been 23 individual 200-yard rushing performances in the FBS this season. Included in this group are six Mountain West running backs, the most among all FBS conferences. San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey’s 281 rushing yards vs. Cal on Sept. 10 is the second-most in a single game this season.