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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Week Six

A new leader emerges in the Mountain

NCAA Football: Utah State at Brigham Young Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Week six of the Mountain West has concluded, and things are still very confusing. It looks like there might be a new favorite in the Mountain division, and the race in the West is down to three teams. Let’s revisit the good, bad, and ugly moments of week six.

The Good:

Utah State

They completely destroyed BYU and it was glorious. Most Mountain West programs aren’t fans of the Cougars. The Aggies did a great job representing the Mountain West!

San Diego State’s Defense

The Aztecs deserve all of the credit for an impressive victory over the Boise State. The Aztecs put on a dominating performance, shutting down Rypien and his receivers. This was the best defense the Broncos had faced by a long shot.

Fresno State

The Bulldog defense is nothing to mess with. Fresno State was able to overcome an average offensive showing to defeat the Wolf Pack in a West Division showdown. Everything appears to be falling the Bulldogs way as injuries continue to mount up for their divisional foes.


It wasn’t pretty, but the Rainbow Warriors managed to pull out a gritty victory over Wyoming without their starting quarterback. I didn’t imagine Hawaii winning games like this at the beginning of the year. They are now entering the toughest part of their schedule; we are about to see what this team is made of.

Air Force

Winning a rivalry game is one thing. Destroying a rival is a whole different ballgame. The Falcons dominated the Midshipmen en route to a 35 to 7 victory. Air Force, like New Mexico, is a difficult team to figure out.

New Mexico

I have no idea what to think about this team. They look awful one week and capable the next. The Lobos absolutely destroyed the Rebels and put on an offensive show.

The Bad:

Boise State’s Special Teams

This unit has been a disaster all year long. A dropped snap, missed PAT, and multiple penalties. For the second time this year, special teams have directly contributed to a loss.

The Ugly:

Boise State’s Offense

There was so much that went wrong that I really don’t know where to start. There were some weird substitutions at the quarterback position, some play calls that left me scratching my head, some dropped passes from normally reliable receivers, and some terrible interceptions. Ultimately, it all comes down to the offensive line. They didn’t give Rypien any time to throw and failed to open up holes in the running game. This won’t be their last loss of the year if the line can’t figure things out.


Yes, you were without your starting quarterback, but you can’t get destroyed by the Lobos. This is exactly why I put Tony Sanchez on the hot seat before the season started. If the Rebels can’t manage a bowl game, I think it will be the last year for Sanchez and his staff. The Lobos managed over 500 yards of offense against UNLV, and the schedule won’t be getting any easier.

What were your good, bad, and ugly moments of week six?