This past week of Mountain West football gave us more questions than answers with some of the results that happened in Week 6 Mountain West action.
Who is the best team? Really, I don't know who the best team is
As stated in our podcasts and in our weekly power poll it is hard to nail down who the best team in the Mountain West is. Utah State struggles all year and then upsets BYU who was ranked in the top 20, Air Force throttles Boise State, Boise State then has a great rebound performance over Nevada and then there is Colorado State who is on a roll but they were beat soundly by Boise State. Then there is Nevada who lost to Boise State but has a solid win over Washington State and nearly upset now 5-0 Arizona. The short answers, I don't know. Our Week 5 power poll had three spots where teams were tied, including the top spot.
Boise State's loss to Air Force seems more of an aberration
Again, give Air Force a ton of credit for forcing seven turnovers against in its great 28-14 win over Boise State. However, those who were saying that Boise State is down being the dominate team in the league, well they better think again. As mentioned above, there are plenty of teams in the hunt to be the leagues best and Boise State is right in the thick of the race after its big win over rival Nevada.
How good is Utah State?
Utah State had been looking for a signature win over a ranked team over the past few years and have always come up short multiple times, but on Friday night this Aggies team looked great in a big win over BYU. BYU had issues, most notably losing starting quarterback Taysom HIll to a fractured leg at the end of the first half. Utah State was up 21-14 when Hill left and then scored on its next possession to go up 28=14 at the half. The team kept going to pull away for a big win, but even when BYU's Hill was in the game Utah State still was playing well.
Is it finally Lamar Jordan time at New Mexico?
In New Mexico's win over UTSA the torch may have officially been passed from Cole Gautsche to Lamar Jordan. The Lobos rotated Gautsche and Jordan but the balance was nice, but the changing moment to, hopefully, stick with Jordan was his 61-yard run to put New Mexico at UTSA's 1-yard line which led to a Lobos touchdown on the next play. Jordan ended up completing 7 of 11 passes for 72 yards and rushed for another 106 on nine carries.