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Bulldogs look to stall Hawaii, USU Lineman Realizes A Dream, Boise QB Breaking Records, San Diego’s Emergency Plan, and Air Force Settles For Series Split

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Gearing up for the weekend? Us too, let’s get you caught up on all the news from around the MWC!

Hawaii offense struggling, and the Bulldogs have to make sure it stays that way

You wouldn’t be able to tell this from the score of the game, but UNM has a lot of opportunities to score points against Fresno State last Saturday. The Lobos missed on a few throws deep down the field that could’ve changed the entire dynamic of the game. Hawaii knows they can miss these same chances down the field. Hawaii QB Cole McDonald as thrown 29 touchdown passes already this season, and with opportunities that may present themselves on Saturday, he has a good chance of throwing more. Fresno States knows they must keep the Rainbow Warriors in front of them to have a chance at a victory.

USU football: offensive lineman Jake Templeton ending career where he always wanted to play

It’s rare it life that someone is actually able to achieve their dream. But that is exactly what happen for Utah State OL Jake Templeton. Jake had originally settled on USU to be his college of choice after high school. The Boise State native ended up attending Boise State, where he redshirted for the Broncos for two years. After the second year was over, Templeton jumped at the opportunity to join the Aggies and he’s ending his college career where he always planned to, Utah State.

Passing Drew Brees, among others, Boise State’s Rypien moves up all-time NCAA rankings

In one word, Brett Rypien has been phenomenal. In the recent months, he’s career passing yards have surpassed the likes of Carson Palmer, Russell Wilson, and Drew Brees. At 12,042 career yards, it’s been an amazing ride for the Boise State QB.

Aztecs football notes: QB Christian Chapman available only in an emergency at Nevada

This week, QB Christian Chapman is playing the part of emergency backup. Which means that if all the other QBs on the roster get hurt during the course of the game against Nevada, he’s up. Chapman sprained his medial collateral ligament in his left knee a few games back and was slated to be out 6 weeks. This week is the sixth week of Chapman’s recovery, and the team is hopefully he’ll be ready soon.

Air Force hockey blanked at Canisius as Falcons settle for series split

The Falcons were looking to sweep Canisius College in their weekend series. But they came away with a series split, with Canisius winning the second game 2-0. This would be the first career shutout for CC Goalie Blake Weyrick, as he stopped all 34 shots on goal. This game would drop Air Force to a record of 1-3 on the season.

On the horizon:

  • The second edition of MWC on Ice
  • The Game of the Week Predictions
  • More game previews, including Wyoming and Utah State
  • Our game thread will be posted this afternoon before the Cowboys/Rams game, and will continue into Saturday.