What We Learned From Week Five Of Mountain West Football

BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 01: Doug Martin #22 of the Boise State Broncos runs the ball against the Nevada Wolf Pack at Bronco Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)

Luckily for Wyoming, San Diego State and UNLV they were on byes this week and did not suffer any upsets.

Air Force FalconsThe first quarter the Falcons looked real good in the first and look to be regaining their swagger. Their rushing game was not great and they got a little help from the officials on that unsportsmanlike conduct call in overtime which pushed the Navy extra point back that the Falcons blocked.

Boise St. BroncosThe offense was not there and Kellen Moore had one of his worst wins in his Boise career, however the Broncos were up 30-0 before putting in the backups in the fourth quarter. Running Doug Martin looked good with 126 yards, and it is good to see Boise win easily with a poor offensive performance.

Colorado St. RamsLosing to San Jose State is almost as bad as losing to an FCS school. Again, the running game is a joke. San Jose State was 109th in the country going into this game and the Rams did nothing. Quarterback Pete Thomas had a career day and nearly kept the Rams alive, but this one hurts since it was an expected win to go toward bowl eligibility.

New Mexico LobosWell the George Barlow era do not get off to a good start with a loss to rival New Mexico State. B.R. Holbrook got the start and played the entire game, so that is good he has yet to flip-flop on a starter and did ok. The defense is an issue as they gave up 42 points to a bad team and it does not look good for Barlow who was the defensive coordinator.

TCU Horned FrogsA loss to your rival is never fun, but TCU's defense and secondary was outmatched yet again. The offense did not have enough time to make a comeback. Something needs to be done about the secondary.

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