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Colorado State fails in-season Big 12 audition, Air Force does just OK

Catch up on the news that you may have missed from the Mountain West.

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Catch up on the news that you may have missed from the Mountain West.

Ranking the teams looking for Big 12 memberships, it did not go well for some:

11. Colorado State, 0-1 (44-7 L vs. Colorado)

CU should be improved (we've all been saying this for a decade), but that's a big margin. Colorado's biggest margin of victory against FBS since 2007, in fact.

7. Air Force, 1-0 (37-21 W vs. FCS Abilene Christian)

Two second-half touchdowns made this look closer than it was, but giving up meaningless scores is slightly worse than not giving up meaningless scores, per my analysis.

Fresno State is a young at a lot of positions: Fresno State played six true freshmen – cornerback Juju Hughes, inside (Will) linebacker Jeffrey Allison, outside linebackers Josh Hokit and Lukas McKenzie, defensive end Elijah Piper and safety Jaron Bryant.

It also played six redshirt freshmen – tight end Jared Rice, cornerback Mike Bell, running back Treyvon Green, safety Jalen Smith, defensive end Jasad Haynes and punter Blake Cusick.

New Mexico’s Lamar Jordan expected to play QB next week: Jordan did not play at all in the Lobos blowout victory over South Dakota, but head coach Bob Davie anticipates that to change when they travel to face New Mexico State.

Davie explains why he turned to JaJuan Lawson late in the game with the outcome decided.

“I don’t think that was the right situation to put Lamar in,” Davie said. “I felt it was a lot better to put JaJuan in, let JaJuan get his first playing time.”