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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Week 10

The top teams continue to separate themselves from their competition

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Week ten did little to change my perspective on how this season will finish. Boise State does not look like they are ready to challenge Fresno State, and Utah State continues to prey on their easy schedule. Let’s take a look at the good, bad, and ugly moments of week ten.

The Good:

Utah State

I’m still not completely sold on the Aggies defense, but their offense is electric. Matt Wells has gone from a coach on the hot seat, to a coach that will likely be fielding Power Five offers this offseason. The Aggies might give UCF a run for best Group of Five offense.

Fresno State

The Bulldogs did exactly what they needed to do. They destroyed an awful UNLV team and were able to rest up some critical players before their showdown in Boise. The Bulldogs are definitely the healthier team heading into Friday.


The Cowboys are slowly figuring things out on the offensive side of the ball, That is what playing teams like Colorado State and San Jose State will do for you. They have a chance to slip into a bowl game.

The Bad:

San Diego State and New Mexico

I realize that these two teams played each other, but both had flawed performances. New Mexico blew an opportunity to salvage a season that has been filled with turmoil. San Diego State started slow and almost wasted a dominant defensive showing. The return of Chapman and Washington were a nice shot in the arm for the Aztecs.

Air Force

The Falcons couldn’t find any momentum in the first half with Isaiah Sanders at the helm, which was interesting considering how dominant he has been in recent weeks. The Falcons almost pulled off the comeback in the second half, but fell short when they couldn’t get a defensive stop.

The Ugly:

The Boise State Student Section

A rivalry game that comes down to the wire with over 35,000 people in the stands. Sounds pretty exciting, right? Well, if you are a Boise State student, evidently that isn’t enough. The Boise State student section should be ashamed of themselves. Nearly half of the student body left during halftime when the score was 14-6. They had little to no impact on the game. Most of the noise came from the two end zones. The students should be ashamed of themselves, that was a disgraceful performance. They need to redeem themselves this week, a loss to the Bulldogs will likely eliminate the Broncos from title contention.


This team started this season with promise, now they look like a team with a fledgling coach. UNLV is toast, can they save their coach’s job? Or are Sanchez’s days in Las Vegas numbered?


What has happened to Hawaii? They looked like can’t miss television at the beginning of the season and now they are just difficult to watch. The Warriors went from conference contenders to a team that might not make a bowl game. Luckily for them, they get to face a team that is a bigger mess in UNLV.

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