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Mountain West Monday: Another Bad Week For The Mountain West

Mountain West Conference Standings

(updated 10.1.2011 at 11:53 PM PDT)

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

This was actually another really down week for the Mountain West.  Totaled the league finished 2-3 and is certainly not helping itself for in it's bid for an AQ bid.  TCU is already playing a Big East team and New Mexico honored Mike Locksley by playing terribly.  Can't even remember the last time the Mountain West had a losing weekend of football.

We're going to do  a condensed version this week and just cover the five teams that were in action. 


Air Force:  The performance of the week has to go the Falcons for their 35-34 OT victory over Navy.  They have a great shot winning the CIC trophy out right for the second straight year.  Now sitting at 3-1 on the year after becoming the second Mountain West team to win by blocking an extra point.  Next they travel to Notre Dame for an exciting matchup with the Irish. 

Boise State:  A pedestrian performance for the Broncos as they sleepwalked over Nevada 30-10.  Doug Martin had to pick up the slack for Kellon Moore who is dealing with a bum knee.  The Broncos keep sliding down the polls here as BCS teams move up for their big wins.  Their game against TCU in November is also looking less and less impressive as the Horned Frogs lost again.     

Colorado State:  Seriously Steve Fairchild?  You can beat Utah State on the road but can't handle San Jose State at home.  Ram fans have to be so pissed after this loss.  If the Rams are going to make it to a bowl game it may come down to the Border War this year.  That is if they can get past UTEP and UNLV.   

New Mexico:  So maybe the terrible play from the Lobos isn't entirely the fault of Locksley.  Even under their new coach New Mexico lost and is not a perfect 0-5 on the year.  The Lobos have now lost three straight to in-state rival New Mexico State.  After digging themselves into a 21-0 hole there was no way for the Lobos to fight back.  Luckily there is no way they become 0-6 next week thanks to a much needed bye week. 

TCU:  Two losses now?  TCU must be trying to sink the Mountain West before heading to the Big East.  SMU held the Horned Frogs in overtime and claimed the mighty Iron Skillet.  Now they will have to fly to San Diego to face a rested Aztec team.   


Future Mountain West Team Capsules

Fresno State:  Lost to Ole Miss at home 38-28.

Hawaii:  Knocked off LA Tech 44-28.

Nevada: Lost to Boise, duh.