Mountain West Football Weekly Release - Oct. 4

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Week 6 Schedule
DATE/MATCH-UP TIME TV (SATELLITE RADIO)
Friday, October 7
#19/19 Boise State at New Mexico* 7 p.m. MT CBS Sports Network (SIRIUS 93/XM 202)
Saturday, October 8
RV/RV Air Force at Wyoming* 1:30 p.m. MT ROOT SPORTS
Hawai‘i at San José State* 1:30 p.m. PT Oceanic
Fresno State at Nevada* 4 p.m. PT ESPN3
UNLV at RV/RV San Diego State* 7:30 p.m. PT ESPNU/WatchESPN (SIRIUS 136/XM 199)
Utah State at Colorado State* 8 p.m. MT CBS Sports Network

*Mountain West game

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)

  • .@BroncoSportFB is nationally ranked for the 15th straight season, which is the 8th-longest active FBS streak.
  • .@AFFootball has the 2nd-longest home win streak nationally (15), trailing only Clemson (19).
  • .@GoAztecs are riding an 11-game @MountainWest win streak, T2nd-longest active streak in FBS (Western Kentucky; 13).
  • AFA Weston Steelhammer (13) is the FBS active leader in career INTs, while SDSU’s Damontae Kazee ranks second (12).
  • .@NevadaFootball hasn’t lost a fumble in six consecutive games, which is tied for the nation’s longest active streak (Western Michigan).
  • .@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.
  • 3 @MountainWest schools rank in the top-10 nationally in rushing offense: UNM (347.0 - 2), AFA (312.8 - 5) & UNLV (273.0 - 9).
  • .@CSUFootball DB Braylin Scott is 1 of 20 FBS players with 3 INTs this season.
  • .@GoAztecs RB Donnel Pumphrey is the nation’s active leader in career rushing yds (5,022), rushing touchdowns (53) and all-purpose yardage (5,969).
  • Pumphrey’s 281 rushing yards vs. Cal (Sept. 10) are the 2nd-most in a single game by a FBS player in 2016.
  • In 56.8% of Pumphrey’s collegiate games played he has rushed for at least 100 yards (25-44).
  • .@BroncoSportsFB RB Jeremy McNichols has scored a TD in 16 straight games.
  • .@NewMexicoFB LB Dakota Cox is the nation’s 2nd-leading tackler with 333 career tackles. Cox needs 40 stops to enter the MW’s top-5.
  • .@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.

NATIONALLY RANKED
Boise State is ranked 19th in the AP and Coaches Polls, while San Diego State and Air Force are 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, while Air Force hasn’t been ranked since Oct. 10, 2010. That week, the Falcons were ranked 23rd in both polls.

PUMPHREY RECORD WATCH
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 5,022 yards and 53 touchdowns, while also racking up 5,969 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...

CAREER RUSHING YARDS
Name (Team), Yards, Years Played
1. Donnel Pumphrey (SDSU), 5,022, 2013-Present
2. DonTrell Moore (UNM), 4,973, 2002-05

CAREER RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS
Name (Team), TDs, Years Played
1. Donnel Pumphrey (SDSU), 53, 2013-Present
2. DonTrell Moore (UNM), 51, 2002-05
3. Jay Ajayi (BSU), 50, 2012-14

MOST CAREER 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES
Name (Team), Games, Years Played
1. DonTrell Moore (UNM), 26, 2002-05
2. Donnel Pumphrey (SDSU), 25, 2013-Present

CAREER ALL-PURPOSE YARDS
Name (Team), Yards, Years Played
1. Donnel Pumphrey (SDSU), 5,969, 2013-Present
2. DonTrell Moore (UNM), 5,947, 2002-05
3. Jovon Bouknight (WYO), 5,921, 2002-05

RUSHING ATTACK
Three Mountain West insitutions rank in the top-15 nationally in rushing offense. New Mexico ranks second, averaging 347.0 yards per game on the ground. Air Force is fifth with 312.8 rushing yards per contest, while UNLV’s 273.0 ranks ninth.  

The MW is the only conference with three teams in the top 10.

CONSISTENT KICKING
Air Force junior kicker Luke Strebel has made 16 consecutive field goals, which is second in the nation among active FBS kickers. After starting the 2015 season 1-for-2, Strebel then rattled off nine straight to end the year. This season, he is 7-for-7.

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

Consecutive Field Goals Made Streaks Among Active FBS Kickers
17 - Tyler Davis, Penn State
16 - Luke Strebel, Air Force
15 - Austin Jones, Temple
12 - Cole Netten, Iowa State

200-YARD RUSHING PERFORMANCES
There have been 18 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.