Week 11 is in the books for Mountain West football and there were some off teams, but for those who played what did we take away from those games.
The West is now in a complete mess
Nevada had to win out to secure the West division title and with its loss to Air Force earlier in the day that then allowed San Diego State to regain control of the West, but they blew a 20-point lead to Boise State. Those two loses led to complete chaos where there are now four teams in the mix to win the West, including Hawaii.
San Diego State blowing a 20-0 lead and losing at Boise State means Fresno State is back in control of its own fate in the MW West Division.— Andrew Marden (@andrewmarden) November 16, 2014
Boise State has a big second half to keep New Year's Day bowl game alive
Nevermind that Marshall is still undefeated and not ranked, but Boise State is in great position to get the invite from the Group of Five conferences for a big time bowl game. Boise State can thank running back Jay Ajayi who rushed for 134 total yards, and 108 came in the second half.
Here is his third touchdown of the night, all of his scores came in the second half:
Utah State just keeps on winning, but New Mexico is still improving
The Aggies held on to defeat the Lobos, 28-21, Saturday afternoon and once again it was big plays as to how Utah State secured the win. The running game for Utah State had no dominant player but there were big plays. The ground attack averaged 7.6 yards per carry and had runs for 59, 48, 47, 26 and others; only two of those went for a touchdown. Kent Myers came back this week and was 13 of 21 for 150 yards and had a touchdown and an interception.
New Mexico was actually out gained by Utah State on the ground with 246 yards, but the Lobos had plenty of big plays. Romell Jordan had a nice day with 96 yards and that included a very nice 72-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Lamar Jordan and Teriyon Gipson combined for 122 yards. The Lobos were just unable to crack the Utah State defense in the second half.
Hawaii not only won by they shutout San Jose State
That is correct, Hawaii defeated San Jose State 13-0. This w
Strange But True: San Jose State punts 0 times and scores 0 points Saturday. Meanwhile, its opponent, Hawaii, punts 6 times and wins, 13-0.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 16, 2014
It's OVER! UH beats SJSU 13-0 to end 17-game road losing streak dating back to 2011! #HawaiiFB also pitches 1st shutout since 2005!— Hawaii Football (@HawaiiFootball) November 16, 2014
Both of those stats are crazy, especially the first one about no punts and no points for the Spartans. What led to no punts was three missed field goals and three turnovers, and only three times did San Jose State turn the ball over on downs. It is also a surprise that Hawaii's ground attack only put up 90 total yards with a 2.3 average per run.
A win is a win, and remember, Hawaii still has a shot to win the West division. Time for the 'Bows to celebrate.