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What We Learned From Week Four Of Mountain West Football

Here are some quick hits from the week four of Mountain West play.

Air Force Falcons -  A nice bounce back win as the Falcons took out their frustration by smashing Tennessee State, 63-24. The rushing game was amazing with 595 yards rushing and averaged 9.2 yards per rush and running back Asher Clark had his best game of the year with 148 yards and a score.

Boise St. Broncos - The most exciting things was that Boise State wore blue-on-blue at home, however in on the field action the Boise State defense completely shutdown the high-powered Tulsa offense and held them to zero first half points.

Colorado St. Rams - A win is a win, but it was an ugly win. The Rams took advantage of Utah State's miscues late in the game and the offense came alive late in the game and in overtime for the win. The Ram pass defense shutdown Utah State's passing game, but the running game had issues with running back Robert Turbin. However, Turbin is one of the better backs in college football, but since he is at Utah State people may not know that.

New Mexico Lobos - Umm... at least they did not get beat a bad as UNLV. There is some good news out of Albuquerque in freshman wide receiver/return man Deon Long who had 276 all-purpose yards. Long returned the opening kick off for a score and had nine receptions for 209 yards and three scores.

San Diego St. Aztecs - Not ready for the big time. The running game and passing game never could find a rhythm and when they did there was a penalty, incomplete pass or a turnover. The Aztec defense could not stop Denard Robinson on the ground (but who really can) but they did a stellar job in pass defense. 

TCU Horned Frogs - A surprisingly slow start against Portland State, but the offense came alive for the third straight week in a row. Quarterback Casey Pachall is still showing everyone that the he is the reale deal by going 14-for-20, 214 yards, three touchdowns and only one pick.

UNLV Rebels - Oh my. The 41-16 loss to Southern Utah is possibly the worst loss in UNLV football history. Outside of Phillip Payne the offense fell apart, more specifically quarterback Caleb Herring who had three interceptions returned for a touchdown. On the day the Rebel offense had five turnovers.

Wyoming Cowboys - The final score of 38-14 is not indicative of how Wyoming played. Penalties did hurt the Cowboys, but by no means was this a blowout. The offense and defense played well in the first half, and Nebraska scored methodically against Wyoming. Quarterback Brett Smith did not have the best statistical game, but he was able to keep plays alive and give Wyoming hope against Nebraska. 

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