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MountainTop View 10-19-18

UNM’s Quiet, but Confident WR, Boise's Pizza Party, and Fresno State Establishes a No-Fly Zone

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The weekend is right around the corner, so let’s get caught up on the news!

Umeh emerging as New Mexico’s go-to receiver

There are a few words you could use to describe UNM WR Anselem Umeh. Cool, clam, and collected sum him up pretty well. The redshirt sophomore has excelled for the Lobos on the field this season. He currently sits at 10 receptions for 183 yards. A huge leap in production from last season where he only caught 3 pass for 59 yards. Umeh looks to be a key contributor to UNM’s offense this weekend as they take on Fresno State.

UNM football: it only gets tougher

The Lobos enter this weekend’s contest against Fresno State with a 3-3 record. But if you ask the team, they would tell you that their record is not a direct reflection of the talent on the team. Coming off of a heartbreaking lost 20-18 lost to Colorado State, the schedule doesn’t do them any favors in the coming weeks. The next three opponents for UNM, Fresno State, Utah State and San Diego State have a combined record of 15-3. Just last year, The Lobos travel to Fresno and were shut out by the Bulldogs. Losing the contest 38-0. The Lobos will look to avoid a repeat of that embarrassing loss this Saturday at home.

How pizza and TV have helped Bulldogs’ secondary become a primary weapon

Wait a minute. Pizza and TV? How can that lead to a team’s success? Let me tell you. Fresno’s secondary has been on a terror this season. They’ve defended more passes so far this season than four other teams in the MWC. They attribute this success to getting pizza, and then getting to work. And the effort has shown itself. But their contest this weekend against UNM pits the MWC highest passing efficiency team in the Lobos, versus the best secondary in the MWC. As a certain hall of fame broadcaster use to put it, this should be a slobber-knocker!

BOISE STATE FOOTBALL: Coach Bryan Harsin’s Amended Contract Approved By State Board (With Link To New Contract)

Talk about a boost in incentives. The new revised contact for Boise head man Bryan Harsin gives him more than enough reasons to celebrate. There is now a buyout clause that is included in the contact that would payout $500,000 if he leaves before January 10, 2019. He’s also recieved an increase in his bonus structure as well, he went from a possible bonus of $475,000 to $1.185 million. Not a bad contact update.

On The Horizon

Friday: Week 8: How to Watch, What to Look For, and Game Thread (Part 1), Utah State @ Wyoming: These Aggies Can’t Be Corralled

Saturday: This Week in the MWC 10-20-18, Week 8: How to Watch, What to Look For, and Game Thread (Part 2)