Each team is atop their respective division in the conference. Utah State established the lead in the Mountain division after upsetting then No. 21 Boise State last Friday, 52-26.
After dropping three straight games — two to Power Five teams — the Aztecs have stringed together three straight wins in their first three conference games to take control of the West division. It’s the first time the Aztecs have started out conference play 3-0 since 2002.
They haven’t started out a conference season 4-0 since 1998, when they were still in the Western Athletic Conference.
SDSU is coming off its most dominant performance of the season, defeating San Jose State 30-7 last Saturday.
Pumphrey is the only player in the nation to lead his team in rushing yards, receiving yards and receptions.
While Utah State doesn’t have a running back like Pumphrey, they still average 30.7 points per game.
Sophomore quarterback Kent Myers has sparked life into the Aggies offense since taking over against Colorado State on Oct. 3. The team has averaged 47 points a game in his three games as the starter and he’s thrown five touchdowns to no interceptions.
To stop Myers, SDSU will rely heavily on junior linebacker Calvin Munson, who’s already set a career-high with seven sacks so far this season. He also leads the team with 50 tackles and 11 tackles for a loss.
For the second straight week the Aztecs will be televised nationally, this time on ESPN 2. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. Friday, and the game can also be heard on Max 105.7 FM
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