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In what many (or at least myself) thought would be a classic shootout between the two pass-heavy offenses in the conference. However, only one of those offenses really showed up. Nevada is making a nice run in their quest to be bowl eligible. Murray gives their offense a B and their improving defense a B+.
Fresno State head coach Jeff Tedford gets a nice $100K bonus for becoming bowl eligible this weekend. According to the article, San Diego State’s Rocky Long and Utah State’s Matt Wells also picked up an extra $50,000 for reaching the 6-win milestone this year.
It’s been a great season for Utah State. After coming so close to a Power 5 upset, they’ve rattled off win and win. That hasn’t slowed down during conference play either. Though their explosive offense was largely absent against a stout defensive effort by the Cowboys, they were still able to come up with a win. On the other side, it’s easy to see Wyoming coming away with a win in this game if they had anything resembling an offense.
This article makes the claim that the college football world needs to types of targeting calls. Tired of borderline calls getting players ejected for the rest of the game or the first half of another, they’ve identified a potential rule adjustment. They call for both incidental and intentional/malicious targeting penalties. The former would just be a 15 yard penalty, while the latter would be the 15 yards and the ejection (or the current rule). Much like the first year of the targeting rule, where the 15 yard penalty remained even if the review overturned the ejection, the rule can be adjusted.
Your 3 MWC Players of the Week
Congrats to this week's Hilton Mountain West Football Players of the Week!— Mountain West (@MountainWest) October 22, 2018
Offensive: Isaiah Sanders, Jr. QB, @AF_Football
Defensive: @Ko_BM_Ruhh, Sr. DE, @NevadaFootball
Special Teams: @johnnycbaron, Sr. PK, @SDSUFootball #MWFB pic.twitter.com/nC6ewjQmHg
Did Avery Williams get snubbed this week on STPOW? Discuss.
On the horizon:
- Later today: Check out the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from the games this weekend.
- Later today: Take a look at the Game of the Week Recap.
- Coming Wednesday: Mid-season (ish) grades of all 12 MWC teams.