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Mountaintop View 11-20

Weekly dose of links around the conference.

NCAA Football: Georgia State at Air Force Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

I know last week I said this would be weekly, but screw that. We are going to try to get some stuff out to you a few times a week with the hope of increasing it to every weekday. During the season, there is lots of great content that deserves to be read. Coming off a weekend, there are tons of articles floating around from team beat writers. With that being said, enjoy the links!

Fresno State captures the West Division in a great turnaround season

Huge congrats are in order for Coach Tedford, his staff, and of course the players for the remarkable season they have had, clinching a spot in the conference championship game. Look on Tuesday for an article about what recruits are saying about the great job the Fresno staff is doing.

And the Broncos clinched the Mountain Division.

Technically they clinched with Wyoming losing, but they still beat Air Force anyway. They’ve come a long way from their 2-2 start. In a weird scheduling quirk, Fresno State and Boise State will play each other to close the regular season and they meet again for a rematch in the championship.

Rashaad Penny has a marquee game in his marquee season

Penny put up 429 all purpose yards last night against a lowly Nevada team. What’s even more impressive is that he scored his 4 TDs in a variety of ways (rushing, punt return, and kick return). With the dominant season Penny has had, is Heisman Finalist out of the question?

Speaking of MWC players having a phenomenal seasons...

Rams WR Michael Gallup is almost certain to be one of the top receivers come draft weekend, but where is he going to end up with post-season awards? Will his nation leading 1298 receiving yards push him to the top of the Biletnikoff list or will he get the Jake Roh treatment?

Boise State sensation Montell Cozart finally himself again

A really nice write-up of arguably the team MVP for the Broncos this season. A Kansas grad-transfer only brought in because of depth issues (one QB grad-transferee out, and his replacement was kicked off the team after spring ball), Cozart was thought to be a back-up change of pace guy, but was thrust into a larger role due to injuries and early season ineffectiveness of Brett Rypien. They now form a two-headed quarterback where both are thriving and this article highlights how his early upbringings have shaped the young man.

Your turn:

What do you think about the Bulldogs and Broncos playing two weeks in a row? Will the top G5 talent get recognized or snubbed? Get the discussion started in the comment section.