FORT COLLINS, CO - OCTOBER 15: A fan of the Colorado State Rams displays a sign as they face the Boise State Broncos at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium on October 15, 2011 in Fort Collins, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Mountain West Conference Standings
The biggest news this week was the announcement of the Mountain West and Conference USA finally making their commitment to each other official. Not sure which was the bride and who was the groom but it was a touching ceremony. We'll give our thoughts on this alliance in an upcoming article.
Air Force: Rough game for the Falcons on Thursday. They certainly did not look good against San Diego State and they are now looking at being the fourth place team in the Mountain West this year. Now the big thing is to watch and see if Air Force bolts for the Big East. It certainly looks like their olympic sports are all heading to a smaller conference.
Boise State: The Broncos played their first Mountain West and the results looked very similar to most of their games. A big blowout resulted due to the record setting offensive output. Bronco fans finally found out what Wyoming fans have known all along: Colorado State sucks.
Colorado State: Wearing white at home didn't work so well for the Rams. They looked like sacrificial lambs out there in that beating from Boise. If they want to sniff a bowl game this year CSU will need to win on the road in El Paso.
New Mexico: The Lobos are 0-6 and have given up 35 touchdowns so far while only scoring 12. That makes a lot sense when you think about it. They are counting down the days till play UNLV on November 12th. That should be a great game (lots of sarcasm).
San Diego State: Looks like this team will live and die by the run game of Ronnie Hillman. He was on fire against Air Force and the Aztecs got the big win on the road. Now they can enjoy a week off and get ready for a visit from Wyoming. Will there be another game like 2009? I certainly hope so.
UNLV: Another rough week for Hauck and company. The Rebels just seem lost all the momentum they've gained from their win over Hawaii. Heading into the bye week odd makers are actually making the Rebels five point underdogs. Now that is rough.
Wyoming: We're better then last year! We're better then last year! At 4-2 the Pokes have now surpassed their 2010 win total and we're only half way through the season. Now the team enjoys a second bye week and will do everything possible to get ready to try and stop Ronnie Hillman.
Future MWC Team Quick Hits
Fresno State: Bulldogs put together a strong second half to beat Utah State.
Hawaii: Wow that was a terrible loss to San Jose State. Just an ugly ugly game.
Nevada: Beating New Mexico should only count for half a win.