Mountain West Football Weekly Release - Oct. 18

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Week 8 Schedule
DATE/MATCH-UP TIME TV
Thursday, October 20
BYU at #14/14 Boise State 8:15 p.m. MT ESPN/WatchESPN
Friday, October 21
San José State at RV/RV San Diego State* 7:30 p.m. PT ESPN2/WatchESPN
Saturday, October 22
Hawai‘i at Air Force* Noon MT Oceanic
Colorado State at UNLV* 2:30 p.m. PT ROOT SPORTS
Louisiana-Monroe at New Mexico 7 p.m. MT ROOT SPORTS
Wyoming at Nevada* 7:30 p.m. PT ESPN2/WatchESPN
Fresno State at Utah State* 8:30 p.m. MT CBS Sports Network

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

WEEKLY AND POST-GAME PRESS CONFERENCES BROADCAST LIVE FOR FREE ON MOUNTAIN WEST NETWORK

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

Mondays
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

Tuesdays
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 TheMW.com/watch-live 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. TheMW.com/watch-live 

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

  • .@AFFootball has the 2nd-longest home win streak nationally (15), trailing only Clemson (20).
  • .@GoAztecs are riding an 13-game @MountainWest win streak, tied for the longest active streak in FBS with Clemson.
  • .@BroncoSportsFB has won 22-straight nonconference home games, a streak dating back to 12/28/05 vs. Boston College in the MPC Computers Bowl.
  • .@wyo_football has scored a defensive TD in 3 straight games, an active streak that leads the nation (Alabama).
  • AFA Weston Steelhammer and SDSU’s Damontae Kazee are tied as the active FBS leader in career INTs with 13.
  • .@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-20 nationally in rushing offense: UNM (357.2 - 2), AFA (275.2 - 6), UNLV (247.7 - 17) & SDSU (246.0 - 18).
  • .@CSUFootball DB Braylin Scott is tied for 10th nationally with 3 INTs this season.
  • .@GoAztecs RB Donnel Pumphrey is the nation’s active leader in career rushing yds (5,383), rushing touchdowns (56) and all-purpose yardage (6,387).
  • .@GoAztecs RB Rashaad Penny is 1 of 7 FBS players with at least 3 rushing TDs and 3 receiving TDs.
  • In 58.7% of Pumphrey’s collegiate games played he has rushed for at least 100 yards (27-46).
  • .@BroncoSportsFB RB Jeremy McNichols has scored a TD in 18 straight games, 1 game shy of entering MW top 5 list.
  • .@NewMexicoFB LB Dakota Cox is the nation’s 2nd-leading tackler with 346 career tackles. Cox needs 31 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.
  • .@USUFootball is the only FBS team to have a new OC & DC for the third straight season under the same head coach.

NATIONALLY RANKED
Boise State is ranked 14th in the AP and Coaches Polls, while San Diego State is receiving votes in both polls. 

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.

PUMPHREY RECORD WATCH
San Diego State senior running back Donnel Pumphrey rewrote the Mountain West record book. The native of Las Vegas, Nevada, will leave as the Conference’s leader in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, all-purpose yards and 100-yard rushing games. Now Pumphrey will look to climb the NCAA list for career rushing yards. 

Below is a look at where Pumphrey ranks on the NCAA list...

CAREER RUSHING YARDS

RANKPLAYER (SCHOOL)YARDSYEARS PLAYED
1Ron Dayne (Wisconsin)6,3971996-99
2Ricky Williams (Texas)6,2791995-98
3Tony Dorsett (Pittsburgh)6,0821973-76
4DeAngelo Williams (Memphis)6,0262002-05
5Charles White (USC)5,5981996-99
6Travis Prentice (Miami (OH))5,5961996-99
7Cedric Benson (Texas)5,5402001-04
8Donnel Pumphrey (San Diego State)5,3832013-Present

RUSHING ATTACK
Four Mountain West institutions rank in the top-20 nationally in rushing offense. New Mexico ranks second, averaging 357.2 yards per game on the ground. Air Force is sixth with 275.2 rushing yards per contest, UNLV’s 247.7 ranks 17th and San Diego State’s 246.0 is 18th.  

CONSISTENT KICKING
Air Force junior kicker Luke Strebel has made 20 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 11-for-11.

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
20 - Luke Strebel, Air Force
18 - Tyler Davis, Penn State
11 - Kody Kroening, Fresno State
11 - Parker Shaunfield, Southern Miss.

200-YARD RUSHING PERFORMANCES
There have been 28 individual 200-yard rushing performances in the FBS this season. Included in this group are eight 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 tied as the second-most in a single game this season.