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MWC: Utah State Tops In Total Offense, Defense

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Utah State junior quarterback Chuckie Keeton leads the Mountain West Conference in passing efficiency and total offense. Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images.
Utah State junior quarterback Chuckie Keeton leads the Mountain West Conference in passing efficiency and total offense. Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images.

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

Heroes And Zeros: Team

Wins: Best — Boise State, Fresno State, Utah State, Wyoming 2; Worst — Hawaii, San Diego State 0

National Ranking: AP — None; Coaches — 25. Fresno State

Scoring: Best — 8t. Utah State 49.3; Worst — 118. San Diego State 13.0

Total Offense: Best — 12. Utah State 550.3; Worst — 121. Hawaii 235.0

Rushing: Best — 17. New Mexico 267.0; Worst — 123. Hawaii 46.0

Passing: Best — 14. Fresno State 332.0; Worst — 122. New Mexico 76.3

Scoring Defense: Best — 27. San Jose State 17.0; Worst — 119. UNLV 43.3

Total Defense: Best — 13. Utah State 286.0; Worst — 116. Nevada 520.0

Rushing Defense: Best — 40. Hawaii 124.5; Worst — 119. Nevada 280.0

Passing Defense: Best — 13. Utah State 148.0; Worst — 116. Hawaii 311.5

Turnover Margin: Best — 18t. Boise State +4; Worst — 121t. San Diego State -6

Home Attendance: Best — San Diego State 42,978; Worst — San Jose State 13,136

Heroes: Individual

Passing Efficiency:  9. Chuckie Keeton, USU (187.7 rating)

Passing Yards: 9. Derek Carr, FSU, 330.5

Total Offense: 7. Keeton, USU, 370.0

Rushing: 16. Kasey Carrier, UNM, 122.3

Receptions: 5t. Davante Adams, FSU, 9.50

Receiving Yards: 24. Devante Davis, UNLV, 100.3

Scoring: 9t. Jay Ajayi, BSU, 12.0

Kickoff Returns (avg.): 7. Carlos Wiggins, UNM, 37.2

Punt Returns (avg.): 1. Isaiah Burse, FSU, 29.5

Field Goals: 11t. Wes Feer, SDSU; Jared Roberts, CSU, 2

Interceptions: 14t. Bryan Douglas, BSU; Darian Thompson, BSU, 2

Tackles: 1. Keith Smith, SJSU, 15.0

Sacks: 9. Eddie Yarbrough, Wyoming, 4