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Mountain West Monday: New Opportunities

Mountain West Conference Standings

(updated 11.19.2011 at 11:55 PM PST)

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


Air Force:  The Falcons got back on the winning track after dismantling UNLV.  Now they need to knock off Colorado State in order secure bowl eligibility.  That would give the Mountain West five bowl eligible teams and only four bowls.  With Navy and Army not securing six wins this year that could open up a spot for Air Force elsewhere like the Military Bowl.

Boise State:  The Broncos were able to shake off their loss last week and take down the Aztecs in San Diego.  A record crowd for a regular season game showed up to watch kellen Moore and company do their thing.  With a BCS game and Hesiman chances looking smaller this season has not gone according to plan.  They are back on the blue turf this week to take on the Cowboys.

Colorado State:  Can anything save Steve Fairchild now?  Perhaps his best bet is a stockpile of dirty pictures of the school president that can be used for blackmail. If those don't exist then he'd better start looking for something new.

 So is Steve Fairchild going to focus on his music career after his coaching career comes to an end?  Good luck with that.

New Mexico:  After that win last week the Lobos got back to their normal routine of losing.  You can't teach an old dog new tricks.  At least they didn't look awful during the game like usual.  

San Diego State:  The Aztecs put up a decent fight against Boise State but it was not enough.  It's funny how they are actively reaching out every conference but none of them will listen.

TCU:  The Horned Frogs showed no letdown after taking down Boise State.  Now they hope that Houston loses so they could sneak into a BCS bowl.

UNLV:  Rebel fans are really excited about basketball right now.  They don't even care about the remaining football games here.

Wyoming:  Wyoming is bowl eligible for the second time in three years and Brett Smith is now the best freshmen ever in the Mountain West.


Future Mountain West Teams

Fresno State:  The Bulldogs helped put a little lipstick on their season with a road win over Hawaii.

Hawaii:  Without Bryant Montiz the Warriors will have a hard time becoming bowl eligible this year.

Nevada:  The Wolfpack let a WAC championship slip through their fingers against Louisiana Tech.