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Mountain West Football Week 12 What We Learned: Where Has This Wyoming Team Been All Year?

Air Force

They Falcons ended their season on Thursday night after no bye weeks and ending the season on a short week, and improved to 8-4 which is putting the Falcons in their fourth straight bowl game. The expected bowl is the Independence Bowl (Denver link) and the Falcons will be waiting five weeks before they set foot on the football field again. As for their performance it was business as usual for the Falcons after a slow start against UNLV.


The streaking Cougars had another good game, and they probably do not care that they beat one of the worst teams in the country in New Mexico. The freshman are finally stepping up this season as quarterback Jake Heaps had another good game with 231 yards and two scores, running back Josh had 111 yards on 11 carries with two scores and then redshirt freshman Cody Hoffman had five receptions for 77 yards and two scores.

Colorado State

The Rams were just outplayed and beaten down to Wyoming, 44-0. The Rams could get nothing done and their offensive line was atrocious as they gave up six sacks to Wyoming, who oh by the way recorded their first conference win of the year and get to keep the Bronze Boot. The Rams season is over and they can look forward to spring football in March.

New Mexico

So, it is game 11 and head coach Mike Locksley still has know idea who his starting quarterback is. Three different signal callers entered the game with little to no results, and next week will be worse as TCU will be firing on all cylinders as they need to impress the voters in an effort to stay ahead of Boise State.

San Diego State

528 yards passing by quarterback Ryan Lindley was not enough for San Diego State to beat Utah. The Aztecs started off fast with a 20-3 lead before allowing Utah to comeback in this game. A blocked punt and a hail mary touchdown at the end of the half really deflated the Aztecs. Also, four turnovers by San Diego State did not help. They did take advantage of Utah's suspect secondary, but they rarely used freshman running back Ronnie Hillman who had only 58 yards on the night.


The Horned Frogs were rooting hard for some upsets that did not happen.


The Rebels were able to hang around with Air Force for about a half before their rush defense let them up again. It is not a shame to allow Air Force to run the ball for a lot of yards, but 343 is too many to stay competitive. Freshman running back Tim Cornett had 69 yards and a score, but it took him 24 carries to get there. The defense is still just awful and is not very capable of forcing turnovers or just slowing down an offensive attack. All I can say is good luck to the Rebels when they face Hawai'i in a few weeks.


The Utes were looking like they were going to lose their third game as they trailed 20-3 to San Diego State. Then Utah was able to show some life as they started to move the ball down the field and score points. A blocked punt helped a lot. The passing game looked much better, even though there were a few miscues early on. This was a much improved Utah team who desperately needed a win to not make this season feel like a complete waste.


Where was this Wyoming team all year? Six sacks and five rushing touchdowns by Alvester Alexander which was a school record? The Pokes just dominated the Rams in every facet to end their season on a high note.

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