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MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL WEEK 7 SCHEDULE
Thursday, October 10 TV/Web Time
San Diego State at Air Force*^ CBS Sports Network 7 p.m. MT
Saturday, October 12 TV/Web Time
San José State at Colorado State* CBS Sports Network 1:30 p.m. MT
New Mexico at Wyoming* ROOT SPORTS/MWN 1:30 p.m. MT
Boise State at Utah State* CBS Sports Network 6 p.m. MT
Hawai‘i at UNLV* Oceanic PPV/MWN 5:05 p.m. PT
* Mountain West game.
^Air Force home and away events are currently postponed until further notice.


BULLDOGS CONTINUE TO CLIMB IN NATIONAL RANKINGS
Fresno State received 325 votes this week in the USA Today/Coaches' poll to come in at No. 22. The Bulldogs, who defeated Idaho, 61-14 last Saturday, also rose two positions in the Associated Press poll, garnering 258 votes to rank No. 21.

MAKING A POINT
Midway through the 2013 campaign, three Mountain West quarterbacks rank among national leaders for passing touchdowns and points responsibility. Fresno State senior Derek Carr is ranked second in passing TDs (19) and tied for third in point responsibility (120). Utah State junior Chuckie Keeton, whose season came to a close last Friday with a knee injury, is currently third in passing TDs (18) and tied for third in point responsibility (120). Wyoming junior Brett Smith is tied for seventh (14) and 14th (90) in both categories, respectively.

NCAA LEADERS IN PASSING TOUCHDOWNS
Rk. Player, Cl., Team G TDs
1. Sean Mannion, Jr., Oregon State 5 21
2. Derek Carr, Jr., Fresno State 5 19
3. Chuckie Keeton, Jr., Utah State 6 18
7. Brett Smith, Jr., Wyoming 5 14
  Teddy Bridgewater, Jr., Louisville 4 14
  Johnny Manziel, So., Texas A&M 5 14

NCAA LEADERS IN POINTS RESPONSIBLE FOR
Rk. Player, Cl., Team G Points
1. Sean Mannion, Jr., Oregon State 5 130
2. Marcus Mariota, So., Oregon 5 126
  Johnny Manziel, So., Texas A&M 5 102
3. Derek Carr, Jr., Fresno State 5 120
  Chuckie Keeton, Jr., Utah State 6 120
14. Brett Smith, Jr., Wyoming 5 90

MW QUARTERBACKS PUTTING UP POINTS
Wyoming junior Brett Smith threw for 292 yards and one touchdown at Texas State on Sept. 28, extending his streak of games with a touchdown (passing and/or rushing) to 28. That ties the MW record originally established by BYU's Max Hall, who registered at least one rushing or passing touchdown in 28 consecutive games (Dec. 1, 2007 to Dec. 22, 2009). With an active streak of 18 straight games with a passing and/or rushing TD, Fresno State senior Derek Carr ranks fourth on that list, while Nevada junior Cody Fajardo is tied for fifth with a streak of 17 games (San Diego State's Ryan Lindley, Sept. 25, 2010 to Oct. 29, 2011).

CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A TOUCHDOWN (PASS/RUSH/RECEPTION)
Rk. Player, Pos., Team No. Dates
1. Brett Smith, QB, Wyoming 28 9/3/11 to Present
2. Max Hall, QB, BYU 28 12/1/07 to 12/22/09
3. Andy Dalton, QB, TCU 21 10/17/09 to 1/1/11
4. Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State 18 9/1/12 to Present
5. Cody Fajardo, QB, Nevada 17 9/1/12 to Present
  Ryan Lindley, QB, San Diego State 17 9/25/10 to 10/29/11

GAINING GROUND
Five MW teams gained at least 534 total yards in their Week 6 contests. Fresno State collected 734 yards at Idaho, marking the fourth time in five contests this season that the Bulldogs have eclipsed the 500-yard mark. The Bulldogs' 734 total yards tied for the third-most by a MW team in a single game (BYU vs. Tulane on Sept. 25, 2001). New Mexico recorded 608 yards vs. New Mexico State, the highest output since the Lobos had 633 yards at Utah on Oct. 25, 2003 and the most at home since a 620-yard performance vs. Air Force on Oct. 27, 2001. UNM has surpassed the 500-yard mark in back-to-back outings (581 vs. UNLV on Sept. 28). Nevada compiled 570 total offensive yards at San Diego State, marking the third time this season that the Wolf Pack has had 500+ yards (599 vs. Air Force on Sept. 28; 535 vs. UC Davis on Sept. 7). San Diego State's total yardage of 541 vs. Nevada is the highest for the Aztecs since collecting 564 yards at Wyoming on Nov. 24, 2012. San José State totaled 534 yards at Hawai‘i, its highest output since racking up 610 yards vs. Louisiana Tech on Nov. 24, 2012.

BLOCK PARTY
Boise State junior Demarcus Lawrence blocked two Southern Miss field goal attempts on Sept. 28, marking the second time this season that a MW defender blocked multiple field goals in a single game. Colorado State senior Shaquil Barrett accomplished the feat on Sept. 14, blocking two field goals from Cal Poly. Boise State and Colorado State are two of five teams in the FBS with multiple blocked kicks this season, making the Mountain West one of two conferences (ACC) with multiple teams in that category:

MOST BLOCKED KICKS IN A GAME
Rk. Team No. Type Opponent (Date)
1. Syracuse 3 2 punts, 1 FG Tulane (Sept. 21)
2. Boise State 2 2 FG Southern Miss (Sept. 28)
  Colorado State 2 2 FG Cal Poly (Sept. 14)
  Minnesota 2 1 PAT, 1 FG UNLV (Aug. 29)
  Virginia Tech 2 1 punt, 1 FG Marshall (Sept. 21)

NEVADA'S FAJARDO AND WYOMING'S SMITH AMONG NATION'S BEST
Nevada junior Cody Fajardo and Wyoming junior Brett Smith are two of five active quarterbacks to have four or more games in their careers with at least three passing touchdowns and one rushing TD, making the Mountain West the only league in the FBs with multiple active QBs to accomplish the feat:

GAMES WITH AT LEAST THREE PASSING TDS, ONE RUSHING TD (MIN. 3)
Rk. Player, Team No.
1. Tahj Boyd, Clemson 9
2. Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M 7
3. Cody Fajardo, Nevada 4
  Brett Smith, Wyoming 4
  Kolton Browning, ULM 4
6. Nathan Scheelhasee, Illinois 3
  Connor Shaw, South Carolina 3

PICKING OFF PASSES
Four MW teams, including Fresno State, Hawai‘i, New Mexico and San José State, hauled in multiple interceptions in their respective Week 6 contests. Fresno State picked off four passes at Idaho, marking the second straight game that the Bulldogs recorded multiple picks (two at Hawai‘i on Sept. 28). The last time Fresno State picked off four passes was vs. Colorado on Sept. 14, 2012. San José State grabbed three interceptions at Hawai‘i, its first three-pick performance since Nov. 24, 2012 (vs. Louisiana Tech). New Mexico and Hawai‘i recorded two picks apiece in their respective games. The Lobos had multiple interceptions for the second time this season (at Pittsburgh on Sept. 14), while the Rainbow Warriors picked off multiple passes for the second time in as many weeks (two vs. Fresno State on Sept. 28).

IN THE AIR TONIGHT
Four MW teams, including Fresno State, Nevada, Hawai‘i and San José State, threw for at least 318 yards in Week 6. Fresno State led all MW teams with 422 yards at Idaho, marking the sixth time in the last seven games the Bulldogs have eclipsed the 300-yard passing mark. Nevada posted 393 yards at San Diego State, giving the Pack its second straight 300-yard passing performance (389 vs. Air Force on Sept. 28). Hawai‘i's quarterback corps combined for 486 yards vs. San José State, marking its best passing performance since a 512-yard passing game vs. UC Davis on Sept. 24, 2011. The Spartans recorded 318 yards in the air vs. the Rainbow Warriors, which is their third straight 300-yard passing game (439 at Minnesota on Sept. 21, 336 vs. Utah State on Sept. 28).

Four MW quarterbacks topped the 300-yard passing mark in their respective Week 6 games, led by Fresno State senior Derek Carr, who connected on 37-of-48 passes for 419 yards and five touchdowns at Idaho to mark his sixth career 400-yard passing game. Nevada junior Cody Fajardo threw for a career-best 393 yards and two touchdowns on 33-of-51 passing at San Diego State. Hawai‘i senior Sean Schroeder completed 28-of-50 passes vs. San José State for a career-high 342 yards and three touchdowns, while SJSU senior David Fales passed for 318 yards and three touchdowns on 16-of-35 attempts to mark his third consecutive 300-yard performance of the season (314 vs. Utah State on Sept. 28, 439 at Minnesota on Sept. 21.

MW QUARTERBACKS MAKING THE CONNECTION
Nevada junior quarterback Cody Fajardo has thrown 158 consecutive passes without an interception, a stretch that currently ranks sixth all-time in Mountain West history. Wyoming junior QB Brett Smith holds the league's all-time record with his streak of 183 consecutive pass attempts without throwing an interception from Oct. 20, 2012 - Aug. 31, 2013. Fresno State senior signal-caller Derek Carr ranks second on the list, attempting 180 straight passes without an interception from Aug. 29 - Sept. 28, 2013.

Below is a look at the top six streaks in MW history for consecutive pass attempts without an interception:

RACKING UP YARDAGE
Six MW players ran for at least 100 yards in Week 6, including two apiece from New Mexico and San Diego State. Fresno State sophomore Marteze Waller led the league with 157 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries vs. New Mexico State. San Diego State junior Adam Muema ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries against Nevada, while Aztec freshman Donnel Pumphrey carried the ball 11 times for 112 yards and one TD. New Mexico sophomore QB Cole Gautsche recorded his fifth career 100-yard rushing game, including his third of the season, with 127 yards and one touchdown on 12 rushing attempts vs. New Mexico State, while teammate Kasey Carrier finished the contest with 126 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries. It was the 10th 100-yard rushing game of his career. Nevada junior Kendall Brock posted 112 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries at San Diego State, his second 100-yard game this season.

MW QUARTERBACKS QUICK ON THEIR FEET
The 100-yard rushing performance last Saturday by New Mexico sophomore Cole Gautsche brought the Mountain West's total of QB performances of 100+ rushing yards in a single game to seven this season. It also marked Gautsche's third 100-yard rushing performance of the season, after he collected 108 yards on the ground vs. UNLV on Sept. 28 and 118 yards against UTSA in the Lobos' season opener on Aug. 31. Other 100-yard rushing games by MW QBs this year include Air Force sophomore Karson Roberts' 161 yards at Nevada on Sept. 28, Wyoming junior Brett Smith's 138 yards at Air Force on Sept. 21, Air Force sophomore Jaleel Awini's 107 yards at Boise State on Sept. 14 and Nevada junior Cody Fajardo's 106 rushing yards at UCLA on Aug. 31. This is the first time in Mountain West history that the league has had five different quarterbacks register 100-yard rushing games in a single season and the third time that the Conference has had at least seven 100-yard rushing games in a season (2001, 2002). The league record for the most 100-yard rushing games overall by MW quarterbacks in a season is 10 (2001 and 2002).

FRESNO STATE QB CARVES NAME IN MW RECORD BOOK
Fresno State senior Derek Carr threw for 419 yards and five touchdowns at Idaho, marking his second five-passing TD performance of the season (vs. Rutgers in Week 1), and fifth overall by a MW player in 2013 (Utah State's Chuckie Keeton vs. Air Force in Week 2 and Weber State in Week 3; Boise State's Joe Southwick vs. Tennessee-Martin in Week 2). Carr's five passing TDs tie the MW senior class record, and also tie for third-most in a single game in MW history overall behind BYU's Max Hall (seven vs. UCLA on Sept. 13, 2008) and SDSU's Lindley (six at Colorado State on Oct. 24, 2009). Carr and Keeton are two of four quarterbacks with multiple five-passing touchdown games in their MW careers:

CONSECUTIVE PASS ATTEMPTS WITHOUT AN INTERCEPTION
Rk. Player, Team No. Dates
1. Brett Smith, Wyoming 183 10/20/12 to 8/31/13
2. Derek Carr, Fresno State 180 8/29/13 to 9/28/13
3. Casey Bramlet, Wyoming 178 8/30/03 to 9/27/03
4. Omar Clayton, UNLV 173 10/27/07 to 9/27/08
5. Charlie Peterson, BYU 164 9/14/00 to 10/26/00
6. Cody Fajardo, Nevada 158 8/31/13 to present
MULTIPLE FIVE PASSING TOUCHDOWN GAMES - CAREER
No. Player, Team Opponents (Dates)
4 Derek Carr, Fresno State vs. Rutgers (8/29/13)
vs. San Diego State (9/29/12)
vs. Colorado (9/15/12)
at Idaho (10/5/13)
2 Chuckie Keeton, Utah State vs. Weber State (9/14/13)
at Air Force (9/7/13)
2 Kellen Moore, Boise State at UNLV (11/5/11)
at Toledo (9/16/11)
2 Max Hall, BYU vs. Air Force (11/21/09)
at Colorado State (11/1/08)

Carr also extended his nation-leading streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 25, with the last 18 of those occurring since the Bulldogs joined the Mountain West in July 2012. Carr's 18-game passing-TD streak as a member of the MW ranks as the second-longest such run in MW history. TCU's Andy Dalton holds the league record of 21 consecutive games with a passing TD (Oct. 17, 2009 to Jan. 1, 2011).

CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A PASSING TOUCHDOWN
Rk. Player, Team No. Dates
1. Andy Dalton, TCU 21 10/17/09 to 1/1/11
2. Derek Carr, Fresno State 18 9/1/12 to Present
3. Ryan Lindley, San Diego State 17 9/25/10 to 10/29/11
4. Ryan Lindley, San Diego State 15 10/18/08 to 11/7/09
  John Beck, BYU 15 10/8/05 to 10/28/06

Carr's 419-yard performance at Idaho made him the first quarterback in Fresno State and Mountain West history to have six career 400-yard passing games. The senior surpassed previous MW record-holder Ryan Lindley, who had four 400-yard career passing games for San Diego State from 2008-11. Former Bulldog signal-caller Trent Dilfer previously held the school mark with four 400-yard games from 1991-93.

Carr has thrown for 300 or more yards in three straight games, which ties for the second-longest streak in MW history. BYU's John Beck (Nov. 9 to Dec. 21, 2006) and Max Hall (Dec. 20, 2008 to Sept. 19, 2009) share the MW record of four consecutive 300-yard passing games. Carr also had a streak of 300-yard passing games from Nov. 24, 2012 through Aug. 29, 2013).

FOUR 400-YARD PASSING PERFORMANCES IN 2013 ACTION
Fresno State senior Derek Carr threw for 419 yards and five touchdowns in last Saturday's 61-14 rout at Idaho, marking his third 400-yard passing game of the season and the Mountain West's fourth (San José State senior David Fales).The four 400-yard passing performances are the most by MW quarterbacks since also registering four each in 2005 and 2012. The league record of five 400-yard passing games occured in 2002:

FIVE MW RECEIVERS FIND THE CENTURY MARK IN WEEK 5
Five MW players recorded 100-yard receiving efforts in Week 6, including two from Nevada. Fresno State sophomore Davante Adams led the league after totaling 185 yards and three touchdowns on 16 receptions at Idaho. San José State freshman Tyler Winston registered 159 yards receiving and one touchdown on six catches at Hawai‘i, while UH sophomore Vasquez Haynes had six catches for 128 yards and one TD in the contest, his first career 100-yard game. Nevada senior Brandon Wimberly tallied his fifth career 100-yard game, and second straight, with 127 yards and one touchdown on 12 receptions at San Diego State. Teammate Richy Turner had nine catches for 111 yards and one touchdown in the game, marking his third 100-yard outing this season and fourth of his career.

DAVANTE ADAMS GRABS THE SPOTLIGHT FOR FRESNO STATE
Fresno State sophomore Davante Adams pulled in 16 receptions at Idaho, tying the program's single-game record. Former Bulldogs Ron Jenkins (at Pacific, 1987) and Larry Willis (vs. Montana State, 1984) previously accomplished the feat. Adams' 16 catches also tied for the second-most ever by a MW player, joining Utah's Travis LaTendresse (vs. Georgia Tech on Dec. 29, 2005) and San Diego State's J.R. Tolver (vs. Utah on Oct. 12, 2002).

Adams' 16 receptions for Fresno State mark his sixth career game with double-digit catches, which is the most by any Bulldog in program history. The sophomore had 10 receptions in the first half, which also set a new school record for receptions in any half of a Fresno State game.

SPARTANS AND BULLDOGS STOP THE RUN GAME
Two MW teams, including San José State and Fresno State, held their opponents to under 100 rushing yards in Week 6. The Spartans gave up just 87 yards on the ground at Hawai‘i, their second contest of the season limiting an opponent to less than 100 rushing yards (86 vs. Sacramento State on Aug. 29). Fresno State limited Idaho to 98 rushing yards, giving the Bulldogs back-to-back outings holding an opponent under 100 yards (54 at Hawai‘i on Sept. 28).

NEVADA'S WIMBERLY RIDING FIVE-GAME TOUCHDOWN STREAK
Nevada senior wide receiver Brandon Wimberly is one of four players in the FBS who has notched a touchdown reception in at least five consecutive games. Wimberly's five-game streak with at least one receiving TD ties for the third-longest in MW history, and is tied for third nationally among active players:

MULTIPLE FIVE PASSING TOUCHDOWN GAMES - CAREER
Year Player, Team Yards Opponent (Date)
2002 Adam Hall, San Diego State
Adam Hall, San Diego State
Casey Bramlet, Wyoming
Brett Elliott, Utah
Lon Sheriff, San Diego State
516
506
453
440
420
vs. Arizona State (9/14/02)
at Idaho (9/21/02)
at UNLV (11/2/02)
at New Mexico (10/26/02)
at Hawai‘i (12/7/02)
2005 John Beck, BYU
Kevin O'Connell, San Diego State
Justin Holland, Colorado State
Brian Johnson, Utah
517
421
419
417
vs. TCU (9/24/05)
at Hawai‘i (12/3/05)
vs. Wyoming (10/22/05)
vs. San Diego State (10/15/05)
2012 Derek Carr, Fresno State
Derek Carr, Fresno State
Derek Carr, Fresno State
Brett Smith, Wyoming
536
452
416
412
vs. San Diego State (9/29/12)
vs. Air Force (11/24/12)
at New Mexico (10/27/12)
at UNLV (11/17/12)
2013 Derek Carr, Fresno State
Derek Carr, Fresno State
David Fales, San José State
Derek Carr, Fresno State
460
456
439
419
vs. Boise State (9/20/13)
vs. Rutgers (8/29/13)
at Minnesota (9/21/13)
at Idaho (10/5/13)
CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A TOUCHDOWN RECEPTION
Rk. Player, Team No.
1. Eric Thomas, Troy 7
2. Tevin Reese, Baylor 6
3. Brandon Wimberly, Nevada 5
  Antwan Goodley, Baylor 5

UNM'S ADAMS PROVIDING KICKING CONSISTENCY
New Mexico senior Justus Adams kicked nine PATs in last Saturday's win over in-state rival New Mexico State, tying for the second-most in a single game in MW history. Adams' nine PATs also tied the MW record for most by a senior in a single game, matching a mark accomplished by three other individuals. Adams has converted 65 consecutive point-after attempts, dating back to the 2012 season, which is a school record and ties for the fourth-longest streak in MW history:

CONSECUTIVE EXTRA POINTS MADE
1. Jason Smith, Colorado State 86 9/2/06 to 12/20/08
2. Kyle Watson, UNLV 72 8/30/08 to 11/28/09
3. Matt Payne, BYU 66 9/6/02 to 10/23/04
4. Justus Adams, New Mexico 65 9/1/12 to Present
  Garrett Palmer, San Diego State 65 9/24/05 to 9/29/07

REACHING THE END ZONE
Four MW players tallied multiple rushing touchdowns in Week 6, including Nevada junior Kendall Brock and New Mexico junior Kasey Carrier, who had three rushing TDs apiece. Brock's three rushing touchdowns were the most by a Wolf Pack player since Stefphon Jefferson had three against Fresno State on Nov. 2, 2012. Carrier scored three touchdowns in the first quarter, bringing his season total to eight through UNM's first five games of the season. Fresno State sophomore Marteze Waller and San Diego State junior Adam Muema rounded out the group with two rushing TDs apiece. Waller has reached the end zone multiple times for the second straight week (two at Hawai‘i on Sept. 28), while Muema recorded his first multiple-touchdown performance since having four rushing TDs at Wyomnig on Nov. 24, 2012.

Four MW quarterbacks connected on at least three touchdown passes in Week 6, led by Fresno State senior Derek Carr, who connected on five touchdown passes at Idaho to mark his fourth five-touchdown performance since the Bulldogs joined the Mountain West in 2012, including two this season (vs. Rutgers on Aug. 29). Carr is the first QB in league history with four games with five touchdown passes to his credit. It is also the fifth five-touchdown performance by a MW quarterback this season (Utah State junior Chuckie Keeton vs. Weber State on Sept. 14; at Air Force on Sept. 7 and Boise State senior Joe Southwick vs. Tennessee-Martin on Sept. 7), and the five passing TDs tie for the third-most in a single game in league history behind BYU's Max Hall (seven vs. UCLA on Sept. 13, 2008) and San Diego State's Ryan Lindley (six at Colorado State on Oct. 24, 2009). Hawai‘i senior Sean Schroeder, San Diego State junior Quinn Kaehler and San José State senior David Fales each accounted for three passing TDs in their respective contests.

UNLV'S CORNETT LOOKS TO CLIMB TO TOP OF NCAA LIST
UNLV senior Tim Cornett is one of seven active players in the country with at least 12 100-yard rushing games to his credit. The senior currently is tied for fifth nationally with 12 100-yard games in his career as a Rebel.

ACTIVE CAREER 100-YARD RUSHING LEADERS
Rk. Player, Cl., Team No.
1. Jordan Lynch, Sr., Northern Illinois 16
  Antonio Andrews, Sr., Western Kentucky 16
3. Taylor Martinez, Sr., Nebraska 13
  Ka'Deem Carey, Jr., Arizona 13
5. Tim Cornett, Sr., UNLV 12
  James Sims, Sr., Kansas 12
  James White, Sr., Wisconsin 12

FRESNO STATE'S CARR AMONG NATION'S BEST
Fresno State senior QB Derek Carr ranks among national active career leaders in touchdown responsibility, tying for third with 86.

ACTIVE CAREER TOUCHDOWN RESPONSIBILITY
Rk. Player, Team No.
1. Aaron Murray, Georgia 121
2. Tajh Boyd, Clemson 107
3. Derek Carr, Fresno State 86
  Taylor Martinez, Nebraska 86

WHERE THE MOUNTAIN WEST RANKS NATIONALLY...

  • The Mountain West is one of two FBS leagues (Pac-12) with two quarterbacks in the nation's top nine, and three of the top 13, in passing average per game. Fresno State senior Derek Carr leads all MW quarterbacks with 372.8 yards per game to rank second nationally, followed by Wyoming junior Brett Smith (321.4 ypg, 9th) and San José State senior David Fales (302.4 ypg, 13th).
  • The Mountain West is the only Conference with two of the top three QBs in total offense. Fresno State senior Derek Carr ranks second nationally with 384.4 total yards per game, followed by Wyoming junior Brett Smith, who ranks third with 377.8 total yards.
  • The Mountain West is one of three leagues in the country (Big Ten, Pac-12) with two of the top 11 rushing teams in the country. New Mexico is averaging 367.8 yards on the ground to rank first among all FBS teams, while Air Force nets 285.2 rushing yards to rank 11th.
  • Three MW teams rank in the top 12 nationally in red zone offense. Nevada is sixth, converting on 0.964 of its red-zone attempts (19-of-20). Air Force is tied for 10th (UCF) at 0.952 (20-of-21), while New Mexico ranks 12th at 0.950 (19-of-20). The Mountain West is one of two leagues (American) with three teams converting on at least .950 of their red zone attempts.
  • Two MW teams rank in the top three nationally for first down offense. Fresno State leads the FBS with 153 first downs this season, while Utah State is one of two teams (Ohio State) with 152 first downs this year. The Mountain West is the only conference to tout two of the top three FBS programs in this category.

MW FOOTBALL BY THE NUMBERS
1 Fresno State sophomore Davante Adams is tied for first nationally (Oregon State's Brandin Cooks, SMU's Jeremy Johnson) with 10.4 receptions per game.
2 Boise State is averaging 26.71 yards per punt return to rank second nationally. 2.5 Colorado State senior Shaquil Barrett ranks first among all players in the nation with 2.5 tackles for loss per game.
3 Fresno State WR Davante Adams' three receiving touchdowns for at Idaho marks the fifth three-TD reception performance by a MW receiver in as many weeks (Wyoming's Dominic Rufran vs. Idaho in Week 2; UNLV's Devante Davis vs. Central Michigan in Week 3 and at New Mexico in Week 5; and San José State's Chandler Jones at Minnesota in Week 4). The MW record of four TD receptions is shared by BYU's Luke Ashworth (Nov. 13, 2010 at Colorado State) and Utah's Travis LaTendresse (Dec. 29, 2005 vs. Georgia Tech).
3 Air Force, Hawai‘i and Nevada are three of four programs nationally (Central Michigan) to have started three different quarterbacks this season.
4 Four MW offensive lines, including Air Force, Fresno State, New Mexico and Utah State, did not allow a quarterback sack in their respective contests in Week 6.
5 San Diego State has won five straight games that have gone into overtime, including two straight vs. Nevada (Oct. 20, 2012 and Oct. 5, 2013).
5 Fresno State has scored on its first drive of each of its five games this season, including four touchdowns (vs. Rutgers on Aug. 29, vs. Boise State on Sept. 21, at Hawai‘i on Sept. 28, at Idaho on Oct. 5).
5 Fresno State ranks fifth among all FBS teams with an average of 374.0 passing yards per game.
6 Fresno State senior Isaiah Burse ranks sixth among all FBS players, averaging 16.9 yards per punt return this season.
7 New Mexico rushed for seven touchdowns against the Aggies, one shy of the league single-game record of eight, which the Lobos (Oct. 18, 2008 vs. San Diego State) share with Air Force (Sept. 5, 2009 vs. Nicholls State and Nov. 17, 2007 vs. San Diego State).
8 Fresno State is one of eight teams in the country (Baylor, Oregon, Texas A&M, UCLA, Washington, Florida State, Missouri) that averages 538.0 or more total yards per game.
9 New Mexico junior Kasey Carrier ranks ninth nationally in rushing, averaging 137.0 yards per game.
9 Two MW players rank in the top nine nationally in quarterback sacks. Colorado State senior Shaquil Barrett is fourth among all players with 1.3 sacks per game, while New Mexico junior Brett Bowers is tied for ninth at 1.0 sacks per game.
13 Three MW teams rank in the top 13 nationally in net punting. New Mexico leads the league with 42.75 net yards per punt to rank fifth nationally, followed by UNLV (41.04, 11th) and Boise State (40.59, 13th). The Mountain West is the only FBS league with three of the top 13 punting units in the country.
16 Fresno State's Davante Adams caught 16 passes for 185 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's win at Idaho. Adams' 16 receptions established a new MW single-game record for most by a sophomore, surpassing the previous mark of 15, set by Wyoming's Ryan McGuffey against Wyoming on Oct. 27, 2001. The 16 catches also ties for second-best in MW history overall, matching the single-game performances of San Diego State's J.R. Tolver (Oct. 12, 2002 vs. Utah) and Utah's Travis LaTendressee (Dec. 29, 2005 vs. Georgia Tech). Tolver holds the MW all-time single-game record of 18 receptions (Dec. 7, 2002 at Hawai‘i).
23 The Rebels snapped a 23-game road losing streak on Sept. 28 with a 56-42 victory at New Mexico. Prior to Saturday, UNLV's last road win came in a 34-17 decision at UNM on Oct. 24, 2009.
32.7 New Mexico sophomore Carlos Wiggins is one of six players at the FBS level averaging over 32 yards per kickoff return. Wiggins currently ranks fifth nationally with 32.7 yards per return.
39 Fresno State registered 39 first downs at Idaho last Saturday, tying a league record originally set by Air Force (Oct. 29, 2005 at BYU) and subsequently matched by TCU (Nov. 24, 2007 at San Diego State) and Nevada (Dec. 15, 2012 vs. Arizona).
46 With 12 catches for 127 yards and a touchdown at San Diego State, Nevada senior WR Brandon Wimberly extended the nation's leading streak of consecutive games with a reception to 46 straight (all 46 of his career). The NCAA record is 54 games by Bryan Anderson of Central Michigan (2006-09).
47 Fresno State is one of six programs in the country averaging over 47 points per game in 2013. The Bulldogs currently rank sixth in the FBS with 47.4 points per game.
56 UNLV's 56 points at New Mexico on Sept. 28 were the most scored since the Rebels' 58-42 victory at New Mexico State on Nov. 15, 1986.
63 With 59 points vs. UTEP on Sept. 28, Colorado State posted its highest scoring output since a 63-0 shutout over Hawai‘i on Oct. 4, 1997.
66 New Mexico's 66 points over New Mexico State last Saturday were the most by the Lobos since a 66-21 victory over Southern on Sept. 1, 2012. UNM posted 42 points in the first half, which were seven shy of the program record of 49 (vs. San Diego State on Oct. 18, 2008).
100 New Mexico sophomore Carlos Wiggins returned a New Mexico State kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, which was the first for the Lobos since Chase Clayton's 98-yarder vs. Texas Tech on Sept. 15, 2012. It also marked the first 100-yard return by a UNM player since Myles Daughtry accomplished the feat vs. UTEP on Oct. 2, 2010.
109 Fresno State ran 109 plays at Idaho, two shy of the MW single-game record of 111, set by TCU at San Diego State on Nov. 24, 2007.
300 Two MW teams, including New Mexico and Fresno State, rushed over 300 yards in Week 6. UNM led all MW teams with 541 yards on the ground vs. New Mexico State, marking its second straight week over 450 yards (497 vs. UNLV on Sept. 28). It also is the fourth-highest rushing output for the Lobos in program history and the most since a 585-yard performance vs. their in-state rival on Oct. 23, 1982. Fresno State posted 312 rushing yards at Idaho, the most by the Bulldogs since racking up 320 on the ground vs. Boise State on Sept. 18, 2009.