This was pretty much an anti-climatic game with BYU dominating from the beginning after being up 21-3 at half and never looked back. The Cougars took care of business by throwing the ball at will with Max Hall throwing for 351 yards and averaging over 11 yards per attempt. Some good news that BYU received was that star wide receiver/return man returned from injury with a great game of over 100 yards receiving a touchdown, plus Collie had one return for 34 yards. This is very good news for the Cougars because Collie is most likely to be on the all conference team. Looking closer at the game CSU did have some bright spots they controlled the time of possession by 3 minutes, they were 8-18 on third downs, and forced two turnovers (ok, one was when the game was over). The reason CSU won time of possession was that BYU would score in no time and Colorado State would hold the ball with their decent rushing game from Saturday. Overall this game is no contest and it is hard to see that CSU has fallen pretty fall in such a few years when they were always a threat to win the conference and go to a bowl game just about every year.
The Falcons took care of Army through the ground game, which was once again led by Chad Hall who contributed to 275 of the 437 yards rushing for the Falcons. The Black Knights played just like they have all year with minimal offense and very little defense. Army was in the game when it was 10-10 right before the half when they punt and pinned Air Force deep in their own territory but then it was Chad Hall who broke out with a long run and then scored a TD to end the half and put Air Force up for good at the half. That touchdown before the half was the first of 20 unanswered points by the Falcons. This win is huge for the Falcons because 7 wins puts them in a very good shot at going bowling. As of now the Poinsettia Bowl does not want a rematch with Navy and BYU is almost certain to go to the Las Vegas Bowl. That leaves the New Mexico Bowl and the Armed Forces Bowl (in Fort Worth) which are both played in home stadiums in the conference, so that 7 wins is huge for the Falcons.
It looks like New Mexico actually did revert to their old ways of losing to a team they should not have lost to. This outcome is very surprising TCU has shown minimal signs of offense this year and somehow scored a season high 37 points this year. The return of Tommy Blake seemingly had an excellent impact on the team, but this was unexpected for this type of impact. The rushing attack is what helped out struggling QB Andy Dalton by having Sophomore Joseph Turner run for a career high 115 yards, plus the team as a whole ran for 238 yards. This rushing attacked allowed TCU to have a huge time of possession of 37 minutes to 23 minutes. TCU defense showed the type of play that people expected by shutting out a very good New Mexico team and the more impressive part is that they slowed star running back Rodney Ferguson to 28 yards and the whole Lobo team to an amazing 119 yards of total offense. New Mexico had nothing going they had to punt 11 times and went 2-16 on third downs. This was an overall domination by TCU over New Mexico.
This is starting to be a bad season for Wyoming after their impressive start that begin with dominating Virgina who is currently in contention for the ACC title. Wyoming had the game in hand with a 21-0 with 1:18 left in the half and that is when the game fell apart from Wyoming. San Diego State then drove down in 40 seconds and scored their first touchdown. Wyoming after having that 21-0 lead only scored a field goal in the 4th quarter to increase their lead to 24-2o, but Kevin O'Connell scored the game winning touchdown with 1:06 left by throwing a 27 yard touchdown to Vincent Brown. Wyoming's defense just fell on its face this game by giving up big plays throughout the day. Their total yards given up were on par with what the Cowboys give up but those big plays killed the Cowboys chances. For Wyoming's offense the only thing they did well was control the ball 36 to 24 minutes, but beyond that they had trouble moving the ball at all, and one of their touchdowns was an 80 yard interception return by Quincy Rogers. San Diego State showed something that they normally do not in that they actually played a good game after trailing by a lot in this game. Their overall numbers were not that great, but Kevin O'Connell had two amazing drives in the game, the first being the score at the end of the half and then the game winner. The Aztecs all ready matched their win total from last year and still have 4 games left on the schedule. As for Wyoming their bowl chances are getting slim, because they have yet to get to 6 wins and the fact their could be as many as 6 teams who are bowl eligible Wyoming might be looking on the outside just as last year.