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Week 8 Mountain West football: SDSU upsets Nevada in overtime

Just four games this week in MWC Week 8 football action.

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Chris Petersen discusses win over UNLV

Boise State head coach Chris Petersen talks about their 32-7 win over UNLV.

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Boise WR Chris Potter talks about win over UNLV

Boise State wide receiver Chris Potter talked to the media about their win over UNLV.

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Boise St. CB Jamar Taylor talks about UNLV win

Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor speaks to the meda after their win over UNLV

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Boise State QB talks about win over UNLV

Boise State quarterback Joe Southwick discusses the team's 32-7 win over UNLV.

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Highlights of Boise State defeating UNLV

Here is the visual evidence of Boise State taking care of business against UNLV.

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Highlights of SDSU's overtime win over Nevada

San Diego State was able to defeat Nevada in overtime on Saturday night, and here are the higlights.

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QB Ryan Katz likely out for year, breaks ankle

San Diego State will likely be without starting quarterback for the rest of the season as he broke his ankle against Nevada.

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Closer look at UNM's RB Kasey Carrier's 338 yards

New Mexico running back Kasey Carrier set a Mountain West record with 338 yards.

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Big defensive plays propel Falcons past New Mexico

The Air Force Falcons made big defensive plays and held off a final drive by the New Mexico Lobos to claim a hard-fought 28-23 victory at the Air Force Academy outside of Colorado Springs, Colo. Saturday night.

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SDSU QB Ryan Katz leaves game with leg injury

The San Diego St. Aztecs are going to be without starting quarterback Ryan Katz, possibly for the remainder of the game. During the second drive of the game, Katz was looking to take off as no player was open, but he was sacked by Nevada's Jeremiah Green.

Katz went down very hard and has a right leg, or possibly even ankle, injury when Green tackled Katz. During the tackle the two players rolled over during the process placing pressure on Katz's right lower leg. He was taken off the field on a cart, and currently is status to return is unknown.

Coming into replace Katz will be Adam Dingwell, the big loss with Dingwell coming into the game is that he does not have the mobility that Katz brings to the table. However, the drop off in production should not be too steep as Dingwell was in a tight race late into fall camp to try to win the starting quarterback job.

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Rapid recap: Air Force defeats New Mexico, 28-23

The run-base pistol offense for the New Mexico Lobos was in full effect on Saturday afternoon, and the star was Lobos running back Kasey Carrier who set a Mountain West record 338 yards. Carrier also had three touchdowns and averaged 8.7 yards per carry. However, that record-setting day was not enough as the Air Force Falcons held off Carrier's record-setting day to win 28-23.

This game could have had a different ending since on the first play from scrimmage Carrier broke off a 68-yard run, but was stopped at the 1-yard line. New Mexico settled for a field goal.

Then late in the game New Mexico's Tim Foley striped Air Force's receiver Ty MacArthur to set up a potential game-winning drive. The Lobos were driving in the red zone of Air Force, but for some reason when it was 4th-and-4 at the Falcons 12-yard line Carrier was not in the game. The play that was run was a rush by wide receiver Lamaar Thomas who was in the game as the 'wild cat' option, but the play was snuffed out and the play had a loss of four yards.

Had New Mexico scored a touchdown on that first drive then a field goal is all that the Lobos would have needed, or have Carrier in the game to get the four yards.

Air Force was without running back Cody Getz, who was the nation's second leading rusher heading into this game, who has some ankle injury and left the game very early in the game, he also did not carry the ball at all.

With Getz out, it was Wes Cobb who led the Falcons with three touchdown runs, all from 1-yard out. On the day he rushed for 82 yards, but it was wide receiver Ty MacArthur who led the Falcons in rushing with 94 yards. MacArthur had 61 receiving yards on four receptions.

The Air Force defense also deserves credit by shutting down New Mexico on third downs, where they limited the Lobos to just 5-of-14.

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Mountain West football Week 8 game day chat

There just four games in Mountain West play this week, but the good news that all can be seen on television.

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Road to the BCS: Who needs to lose to help MWC

Boise State, and to a lesser extent, Nevada have a shot to earn a BCS bowl bid, since the Big Ten is having a down year.

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Cody Fajardo to start against San Diego State

After missing a game and a half with a hip injury, Nevada QB Cody Fajardo is going to start against San Diego State.

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Week 8 MWC football podcast

This week's podcast we discuss Week 8 and also the recruitment of Fresno State verbal commit Zack Greenlee

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Brett Smith discusses ejection and Fresno State

Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith revealed he had a concussion as to why he missed the game against Air Force. Plus, he goes into detail about Fresno State.

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Quick look: 4-3 New Mexico vs. 3-3 Air Force

The surging New Mexico Lobos travel to the thin air of Colorado Springs to face the Air Force Falcons in a key Mountain West Conference game for both squads and their respective post-season hopes. Here's a quick look at the Air Force.

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A closer look at Boise State's black uniforms

More photos released on Boise State's black uniforms

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Video of the black uniform release

"Back In Black" is the theme, even though Boise State has never worn black...

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BSU to wear black uniforms

A big announcement is coming out October 15th about the BSU-UNLV game...and the Internet is a buzz with black unis.

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