The defense was as advertised, forcing 5 turnovers and holding the Lobos to 107 yards and 8 first downs. New Mexico was totally unaccustomed to playing against a team of Oregon's speed and strength, and could barely hold onto the ball, fumbling on seemingly every other play. One of my favorite defensive plays was by Casey Matthews, who showed his increased speed by sticking with a slot receiver and moving on the ball during the first quarter.
Do not ever mention the BCS to Kyle Whittingham:
Utah coach Kyle Whittingham didn’t even need to hear all of a reporter’s question late Thursday before the Utes’ leader shut him down.
All he heard was "BCS," and he answered with a growl, "We aren’t thinking about the BCS."
As tempting as it might be to look ahead and wonder if the Utes could be BCS busters one final time after they opened the season with a 27-24 overtime win against No. 15 Pitt, the Big East favorite, Whittingham is having none of it.
San Diego State
What was the point in scheduling Nicholls State:
Anyway, in no way am I suggesting State should do something stupid and play four of their first five games on the road against Washington, Wisconsin, Air Force and Arizona, as they did in 1998. Seasonal suicide is not the answer.
But what was gained by this? We still know basically nothing about this football team that we didn’t know after fall drills. Quarterback Ryan Lindley can throw to receivers DeMarco Sampson and Vincent Brown and coordinator Rocky Long’s defense is going to come after people from everywhere but the front pew in church.
Hard to not agree but San Diego State needs some wins.
Check out the full break down of Wyoming's close win over at Cowboy Altitude, but here is an excerpt:
Austyn Carta-Samuels got off to a phenomenal start to the season throwing for a career high 319 yards and three touchdowns. He had never had before thrown over 260 yards in a game so this was a nice way to start the year. For the game ACS was 26 for 32 and he was so accurate with his passes. The one negative tonight was an interception in the end zone on a tipped pass that was grabbed by Safety Matt Holley for a touchback.