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Mountain West Monday: An Entertaining Look At The Mountain West

Mountain West Conference Standings

(updated 9.11.2011 at 12:10 AM PDT)

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

Four Mountain West schools are undefeated still and two of those are Wyoming and Colorado State.  On the week MW school finished up 4-3 while Boise enjoyed a bye week.  Wyoming is averaging double their point average from last season so things are starting to look up for some schools.  Let's take a look at the entire week here in the Mountain West.


Air Force:  The Falcons had to deal with an angry TCU and the results weren't pretty.  The Falcons had home field advantage and TCU was missing their top running back in Ed Wesley and star linebacker Tanner Brock.  That wasn't enough to prevent a 35-19 loss.  That signature victory for Air Force will have to wait for now.  The Falcons now have two weeks off to get ready for the mighty Tennessee State Tigers.

Boise State:  As usual Boise got a bye week after their long road trip to the East Coast.  That was perfect because Kellen Moore needed to spend the weekend with his wife hitting up Bed Bath & Beyond for some bath towels, scented candles and 500 thread count bedsheets.  Next up the Broncos head to Toledo for a Friday night battle.

Colorado State:  The Rams technically beat Northern Colorado 33-14 but they also lost in other aspects.  The Rams had three turnovers in the game and had some major injury issues.  Leading tackler Mychal Sisson fractured his ankle during the game and just had surgery to repair the injury.  He will be out for an extended period of time but Coach Fairchild does expect him back at some point this year.  We may have a major pillow out on our hands this weekend when the Rams and Buffs meet.

New Mexico:  After looking good against CSU in the season opener the Lobos are back to being beaten soundly.  Arkansas put 632 yards in their 52-3 butt whooping in Little Rock.  They only positive for New Mexico is that they didn't turnover the ball at all.  Texas Tech comes to town and I wouldn't expect this game to a close one.  Say it with me.... 0-3!

San Diego State:  The Aztecs took one of the longest road trips possible in college football and ended up with a close win.  Despite giving up 403 yards rushing San Diego State was able to hold on to a 23-20 victory.  Three turnovers by Army certainly didn't help the cause.  Air Force is licking their chops now knowing that the Aztecs gave up so many yards to a not very good Army team.  Now they face an impressive Washington State team that dominated UNLV.

TCU:  Casey Pachall continues to impress despite having the slowest ball velocity of any quarterback in the history of the Mountain West.  He went 20-25 for TD's to lead the Horned Frogs to a season saving victory.  They now fully expect to lay a brutal beating upon the ULM Warhawks this weekend.  You should not let your kids watch that game as the beatings may scar them for life.

UNLV:  Somehow UNLV looked decent against Wisconsin and downright awful against Washington State.  The Rebels were crushed 59-7 and held to just 158 yards on offense.  Like a dumbass I predicted UNLV to beat WSU and boy did that backfire.  At least I'm not a gambling man because I would have lost some money there.

Wyoming:  Who is leading in the Mountain West in total offense?  That's right bitches...  the Wyoming Cowboys.  I fully expect the Pokes to continue to average 40 points and 540 yards of offense for the rest of the season.  Actually those numbers will probably just go up from here.


Future Mountain West Team Capsules

Fresno State:  Pat Hill continues to prove that Fresno State is willing to lose to any team and anywhere.  Actually the game was much closer then the 42-29 score indicates.

Hawaii:  The Warriors tried to make it back to back road wins over AQ schools.  The Huskies got off to a 21-0 start in the first quarter and Hawaii just ran out of time.

Nevada:  Rough start for Nevada as Oregon crushed them 69-20.  Luckily San Jose State should be a little easier to handle.