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Monday links, hot off the presses.

Fresno State v Boise State Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images

It’s Monday and we are back at it. We have a great slate of posts ready to go for you this week. Kicking things off this morning with some articles recapping the great games this weekend. Enjoy!

Rypien breaks records in win over Bulldogs.

It took all of one play for Brett Rypien to break the MWC record for career passing yards. It took 4 more completions to break the career completions record as well. It was a historic night for Rypien and the win made it all the more meaningful.

Bulldogs loss proves they were worse than their record?

It’s an opinion column in the Fresno Bee, but they are some factors to consider here. This was the first QB they played who was a returning starter (which is surprising). This is certainly the best offense they’ve played, even though they still held them under 30 points. The article makes a case they are a next 25 team and were a bit over-ranked as a top 25 team. The SDSU game were provide more evidence as to who they really are.

Rebels pull an upset. Also, Aztecs blow a game.

First off, hats off to UNLV. They needed a big win this year and got it Saturday night. But on the other hand, San Diego State had no business losing that game. They survived injuries to their starting QB and RB when many thought they would not, then inexplicably drop this game when both are back. This makes the upcoming Aztec/Bulldog game lose its luster instead of being a must see matchup.

Wolf Pack are bowl eligible.

Congrats to Jay Norvell and his team for getting to that 6 win mark in the second season of his tenure. On senior night no less, the Wolf Pack took it to the Rams in a game they dominated from the get go. Ty Gangi and the offense were firing on all cylinders and he ended up with 4 TDs and over 400 passing yards. For the Rams, well, they are are consistent I guess.

MWC Teams in the Polls.

Utah State is at #14 in the AP, while Boise State gets back in at #23. In the Coaches Poll, Boise State was the biggest riser, going from unranked to 14 spots up to #24. Utah State moved up 3 spots to #13. Fresno State fell out of both.

On the horizon:

  • From Sunday: Catch up on the game recaps on
  • Later today: This week’s edition of the MWC Recruiting Roundup.
  • Later today: Our MBB preview lists: The all-MWC team and pre-season predictions will be debuting.
  • Coming Tuesday: The rest of our usual weekend recap coverage.