Mountain West Monday: One Big Hail Mary

BOISE, ID - NOVEMBER 26: Kellen Moore #11 of the Boise State Broncos passes against the Wyoming Cowboys at Bronco Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)

Mountain West Conference Standings

(updated 11.26.2011 at 11:11 PM PST)

Conf Overall
TCU Horned Frogs 6 0 9 2
Boise St. Broncos 5 1 10 1
Wyoming Cowboys 4 2 7 4
San Diego St. Aztecs 4 3 7 4
Air Force Falcons 3 4 7 5
Colorado St. Rams 1 5 3 8
UNLV Rebels 1 5 2 9
New Mexico Lobos 1 5 1 10

Air Force: The Falcons put together a strong effort to finally gain bowl eligibility.  Tim Jefferson completed just nine passes but totaled 221 yards and three touchdowns that all went to Zack Kauth.  The big question now is what bowl will they will end up at.  Since Air Force travels so well it would be hard for a Mountain West affiliated bowl to pass up the Falcons.

Boise State:  The Broncos had a scare from Wyoming for most of the first half.  Eventually they put the pedal to the medal and earned their 10th win of the year.  Now if only they can get past New Mexico.   That game should not even be played.  Does anyone really want to watch that bloodbath?

Colorado State:  Good thing Chris Nwoke plays hard, otherwise the Rams would really have nothing going for them this year.  The strong runner finished with 269 yards and two touchdowns.  Unfortunately the Rams defense wasn't really interested in stopping Air Force at all.  Will this Border War be the final game for Coach Fairchild?



San Diego State:  The Aztec had to use a 24 point second half to come from behind a beat UNLV.  Ronnie Hillman was only 80% due to a bum ankle but he still finished with 192 yards and two scores.  Once again Ryan Lindley completed less then 50% of his passes.

UNLV:  The Rebels played like a totally different team in the first half.  Then they reverted to normal form for second half and lost again.  Rebel fans are in pure hoops mode as the Runnin Rebels knocked off North Carolina on Saturday.  Really a huge win for the Mountain West and new coach Dave Rice.

Wyoming:  The Pokes couldn't upset Boise on the road but now they are looking for their third straight Bronze Boot under Coach Christensen.  Also the hoops team is 6-1 after sweeping the Jim Thorpe Classic tournament that they hosted this weekend.


Future Mountain West Teams


Fresno State:  The Bulldogs hit another new low this week after losing at home to San Jose State.  Pat Hill isn't doing much to ensure he keeps his job.

Hawaii:  Hawaii point shaving is bad but Hawaiian shaved ice is delicious!  At least they beat Tulane this week.  Can they pull the upset over BYU?  Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nevada:  After losing to Louisiana Tech last week Nevada then dismissed leading rusher Mike Ball for a violation of team rules.  That hurt the offense and Utah State was able to add a fifth loss to the Wolfpack.

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