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MWC: UNM's Carrier Leads FBS In Rushing

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New Mexico senior Kasey Carrier leads the Mountain West and FBS, averaging 172.5 rushing yards per game. Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images.
New Mexico senior Kasey Carrier leads the Mountain West and FBS, averaging 172.5 rushing yards per game. Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images.

Here’s at look at the best (and worst) the Mountain West Conference has to offer after two weeks of play (all statistics are per-game averages; numbers preceding teams and individuals are FBS ranks):

Heroes And Zeros: Team

Wins: Best — Fresno State (2); Worst — Colorado State, Hawaii, San Diego State, UNLV (0)

National ranking: None (Fresno State is the fourth team in the AP and the second team in the Coaches Poll in the "also receiving votes" category).

Scoring: Best — 16t. Fresno State (46.5); Worst — 116t. San Diego State (13.0)

Total Offense: Best — 8. Wyoming (583.0); Worst — 120. Hawaii (235.0)

Rushing: Best — 17. New Mexico (294.0); Worst — 122. Hawaii (46.0)

Passing: Best — 12. Wyoming (342.5); Worst — 121. New Mexico (86.0)

Scoring Defense: Best — 35t. San Jose State (17.0); Worst — 122t. UNLV (54.5)

Total Defense: Best — 46t. San Jose State (341.0); Worst — 113. San Diego State (489.0)

Rushing Defense: Best — 42. Hawaii (124.5); Worst — 119. UNLV (309.0)

Passing Defense: Best — 7. UNLV (90.0); Worst — 110. Hawaii (311.5)

Turnover Margin: Best — 7t. Boise State (+5); Worst — 121. San Diego State (-6)

Home Attendance: Best — San Diego State (42,978); Worst — San Jose State (13,126)

Heroes: Individual

Passing Efficiency: 20. Chuckie Keeton, Utah State (175.9 rating)

Passing Yards: 9. Brett Smith, Wyoming (339.0)

Total Offense: 3. Keeton, Utah State (418.0)

Rushing: 1. Kasey Carrier, New Mexico (172.5)

Receptions Per Game: 8t. Davante Adams, Fresno State (9.5)

Receiving Yards: 27t. Robert Herron, Wyoming (107.0)

Scoring: 14t. Carrier, New Mexico (12.0)

Kickoff Returns (avg.): 9. Thomas Coffman, Colorado State (32.5)

Punt Returns (avg.): 2. Isaiah Burse, Fresno State (29.5)

Field Goals: 12t. Jared Roberts, Colorado State; Wes Feer, San Diego State (2)

Interceptions: 3t. Bryan Douglas, Boise State (1)

Tackles: 2. Keith Smith, San Jose State (15.0)

Sacks: 6t. Eddie Yarbrough, Wyoming (1.50)