Colorado State and New Mexico are on byes this week and it was not a good week for some of the Mountain West teams that played this week.
Air Force -- The Falcons were no match for Notre Dame's passing game which is the second game where their secondary had issues. However, the Falcons did get good news for them as they are expected to join the Big East as a football-only member.
Boise State -- The Broncos faced zero challenge from Fresno State and dominated. Starting to look like no team will challenge Boise State this year.
San Diego State -- The Aztecs were unable to take advantage of a suspect TCU secondary Saturday night. Quarterback Ryan Lindley was intercepted three times and only managed 201 yards also the running game suffered as Ronnie Hillman had only 55 yards. This was one of the worst offensive performances by San Diego State of the past two years.
TCU -- The Horned Frog defense showed up against San Diego State by picking of the Aztecs three times and recovering a fumble. The secondary showed up to limit the Aztec passing game and stopped running back Ronnie HIllman to only 55 yards. This was one of the more complete performances by TCU all year, and the most important thing is that TCU did not get off to a slow start.
UNLV -- What is there to say? UNLV is bad, they completed only 1-for-14 passing by Caleb Herring for only eight yards pass and only had 101 yards of total offense in this game. Even though the Rebel defense gave up 699 yards to their rival Nevada they did force five turnovers and that is the only positive thing that happened to UNLV.
Wyoming -- So much for thinking that Wyoming was a solid team, they did get out to a 12-0 lead but the defense had a poor second quarter and allowed Utah State to score 28 points. After that second quarter, Wyoming had a tough time running the ball. The lack of running game was due to Wyoming being down in the second half which forced Brett Smith to throw 46 times in an effort to catch up. Any time a freshman quarterback has to throw 46 times it does not seem likely a win is in that teams future.
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