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Mountain West Football Week 5: All of Saturday's news

Week 5 of the Mountain West season moves on, and this week features three league games.

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Fresno State 52, San Diego State 40

The Fresno State Bulldogs win their first Mountain West game against the Aztecs 52-40.

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New Mexico nearly upsets Boise State

The No. 24 Boise St. Broncos narrowly averted a upset by their unheralded host, the New Mexico Lobos, but came up with plays on offense and defense when they needed them in the fourth quarter to escape Albuquerque with a 32-29 victory Saturday night.

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We break down Week 5 of Mountain West football

Live streaming video (or later if you miss the original airing) of Chris and I breaking down Week 5 of Mountain West football.

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Garrett Grayson leaves game with shoulder injury

The Colorado St. Rams are struggling as it is this season, and in the first quarter of Saturday's game against the Air Force Falcons things got worse. Rams starting quarterback Garrett Grayson was completely leveled on an option play and hurt his shoulder. Grayson elected to not pitch the ball and reached out for the first down, but he was taken down by two Air Force players who landed on his left non-throwing shoulder.

Grayson stayed on the ground for a few minutes before he was able to get up off of the field, and when he did walk off the field with a pair of trainers he was moving very slow. He will not be returning to the game.

His replacement is senior M.J. McPeek, and he has filled in fairly well and so far has completed 16-of-22 for 191 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. However, his performance is not able to keep Colorado State in this game as they currently trail 35-14 early in the third quarter.

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2012 Hawai'i season looking like 1998

Warrior fans, actually back in 1998 they were the Rainbow Warriors, dwell on a time they wish they never witnessed. A 0-12 season with two shut out losses. Now 14 years later it almost parallels to a similar feeling. Embarrassment. That is what the Warriors looked like last night when they took on a re-energized offense and stout defense in the BYU Cougars.

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Open Thread: Hawaii looks to reverse struggles

Hawaii takes their offense on the road where they look to reverse their struggles.

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Air Force wants to schedule Colorado

Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun wants to start a series between against Colorado.

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AUDIO: BYU prepares for Hawaii

The BYU Cougars had some issues last week when the lost to the Boise St. Broncos 7-6, they had five turnovers -- three by starting quarterback Riley Nelson -- which prompted bringing in true freshman quarterback Taysom Hill. Hill moved the ball well and was able to score the only offensive touchdown for the game.

With a quarterback change mid game there was bound to be some controversy at BYU practice this, and lucky for readers here I cover BYU for another job. So I was able to be at both practices this week to see what was going on.

First off, Nelson has back issues and has been limited in practice both days, and there are reports that he has a cracked vertebrate, but that has yet to be confirmed and is denied by Nelson.

With Nelson limited in practice, and Hill performing fairly well in his action against Boise State, it is likely that Hill will start on Friday against the Hawaii Warriors. On Monday's practice, Hill stayed late to take extra snaps under center and to learn a bit more from Nelson by practicing pitching the ball down the field in an option style toss. Not sure why BYU is continually doing more option stuff, but Nevada did it well in their big win on Saturday that BYU is going to try to exploit that.

Another reason why I doubt Nelson will suit up is that on Monday he was wearing a long sleeve shirt under his jersey, it was somewhat cool out, but it was not a workout style shirt. Rather it was like a loose long sleeve tee, and he had a play card hanging out of his shorts. So, not sure if even really practice in 11-on-11, or 7-on-7 drills.

For Hawaii, the difference between Nelson and HIll are really negligible, both are running style quarterbacks and their throwing is questionable. Hill more so because he is a true freshman, and is still learning the playbook and his receivers tendencies.

There was also issues along the past two weeks for BYU with multiple false start penalties, but with this game being at home, Hawaii can not bank on having BYU have too many false start penalties.

Here is the audio from BYU practice from Sept. 24 and Sept. 25:

BYU RT Braden Brown 9.24

Bronco Mendenhall 9.24

BYU OC Brandon Doman 9.24 BYU QB Taysom Hill 9.24

Taysom Hill 9.25

Bronco Mendenhall 9.25

Riley Nelson 9.25

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