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Mountain West Monday: Upsets R Us

Mountain West Conference Standings

(updated 10.29.2011 at 11:47 PM PDT)

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

 There were a couple upsets in the Moutain West this week.  Conference play will certainly be interesting the rest of the way.


Air Force:  The Falcons enjoyed their time with the New Mexico Lobos and the result was a 42-0 beatdown.  The bigger deal is the upcoming game with Army where Air Force can win the Commander in Chief trophy for the second straight year with a victory. 

Colorado State:  Can you smell that smoke?  That is the heat of Steve Fairchild heating up so fast that it is catching fire.  With straight losses and the latest heartbreaker against UNLV you have to wonder how much longer Fairchild really has left in Fort Collns.  If the Rams lose a third straight Border War, would that seal his fate? 

New Mexico:  The Lobos have now been outscored 111-0 over their last two games.  Their chances at a winless season and growing stronger as this team has shown nothing to make it look like they will have a chance against any team on their schedule. 

San Diego State:  The Aztec defense couldn't stop Wyoming in the first half and their offense couldn't score in the second half.  With the loss they still haven't qualified for a bowl game but the rest of their schedule is much easier.  Next up is New Mexico and then they take a trip to face Colorado State. 

TCU:  The Horned Frogs delivered a nicely televised beatdown of BYU on Friday night and Mountain West fans rejoiced.  Next up they prepare for their final road trip to Wyoming and the weather forcast don't look favorable for the Texas crew.  It will be chilly with a chance at snow showers.     

UNLV:  Hauck won his second game of the year and made Steve Fairchild look bad.  Any thoughts of a third win will have to wait as they face Boise State next week.

Wyoming:  Five wins! Five wins!  The Cowboys have a much stronger shot at becoming bowl eligible after their upset of San Diego State last weekend. 


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Hawaii:  The Warriors barely escaped with a victory over Idaho.  That was an ugly game.


Nevada:  The Wolfpack have recovered from a slow start and are 5-3 after beating New Mexico State.