Mountain West Monday: Bye Week Or Bust

BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 22: Tyler Shoemaker #89 and Matt Miller #2 of the Boise State Broncos celebrate a touchdown against the Air Force Falcons at Bronco Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)

Mountain West Conference Standings

(updated 10.22.2011 at 11:50 PM PDT)

Conf Overall
TCU Horned Frogs 3 0 5 2
Boise St. Broncos 2 0 7 0
Wyoming Cowboys 1 0 4 2
San Diego St. Aztecs 1 1 4 2
Colorado St. Rams 1 1 3 4
UNLV Rebels 0 1 1 5
New Mexico Lobos 0 2 0 7
Air Force Falcons 0 3 3 4

With several teams off this week there only a few games played.  Three teams have enjoyed  both of their bye weeks now so the next six weeks will be pretty busy for Mountain West play.  Also we now still have all our current members intact for the moment.  Hooray for small victories!


Air Force:  The all whites of the Zoomies looked very sharp on the blue turf.  Though they lost to Boise State they still taught them a valuable lesson:  stopping the triple option is a bitch.  This loss actually placed the Falcons at 3-4 on the year and 0-3 in Mountain West play.  Good thing they've gotten all the really good teams out of the way.  They'll need to win four of their last five games in order to become bowl eligible this year since they played two FCS schools.  

Boise State:  The Broncos can't wear their all blue uniforms on the blue turf and we actually have a close game.  Hmmm... coincidence?  I think not.  Obviously we've discovered the secret of Boise State power here.  Case closed.  Though I still can't figure out why they do so well on the road.   It can't be coaching or talent.

Colorado State:  The Rams lost on the road to UTEP and now their bowl chances are looking slimmer.  Remember they only beat New Mexico 14-10 to start the season.  That is not a very good sign for this team.  The seat for Fairchild has to be heating up right now.  He is sitting at 16-28 and is in his fourth year.

New Mexico:  The Lobos have been outscored in their last two games 118-7.  They actually scored points when Locksley was coaching them.  Maybe they wait.... nevermind. 

TCU:  The Horned Frogs beat New Mexico 69-0 because Gary Patterson is a dirty dirty man.  They were up 41-0 at that half and could have poured it on even more.  For all of the Mountain West schools, please beat the piss out BYU on Friday.


Future Mountain West Team Quick Hits


Fresno State:  Bulldogs are sitting at 3-5 this year and they play 13 games since they travel to Hawaii.  Will need to win four of five to become bowl eligible.

Hawaii:  The Warriors defended the islands from New Mexico State 45-34.

Nevada:  The Wolfpack is gaining steam and have won three in a row and look like the best team in the WAC right now.  Freshmen QB Cody Fajardo looks like the real deal.   

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