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Mountaintop View 9-11-18

MWC Players of the week, lots of injuries, and more

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It’s Tuesday and the news out of the Mountain West Conference is still rolling on. Here’s what we have today for your reading enjoyment.

Rams alive and well after upset of Razorbacks.

In case you were living under a rock this weekend, Colorado State hung with Arkansas for much of the game and then put it in another gear to tie and force overtime. Then they had the momentum and completed the upset. For a team that struggled out of the gate, much credit to them for not assuming defeat going up against an SEC team. Hopefully this is the jump start to the season they sorely needed.

Nevada hoops selling out.

The Wolf Pack basketball team has had their share of off-season articles. Here is another one. The athletic department released that they have official sold out of season tickets. An already elite team will now be even harder to play at home with a big home court advantage.

Can the Spartans salvage the season vs PAC-12 foes?

The Spartans lots their most winnable game (on paper anyway) of the season in Week 1. Things didn’t fare that much better in Week 2 against Washington State. Though Vic’s article was from before the game against the Cougars, the thoughts still hold true. The young Spartans will get experience, the QB will get needed reps, and the staff need to be on their game as well. Plus, since expectations are zero in these games, they don’t have anything to lose.

Lobos getting thin at QB.

It’s all but certain starter Tevaka Tuioti won’t be playing this week. His replacement, Sheriron Jones came in, but didn’t fare too well. He will get the bulk of the snaps this week however to fully prepare. The Lobos also have true freshman Tre Hall, who could see time this season thanks to the new redshirt rule.

Bad news for the Aztecs... Perhaps worse news for the Bulldogs

It’s Tuesday, so here are you MWC Players of the Week

On the horizon:

  • Later today: Week 2 of The Good. The Bad, and the Ugly is sure to be a good one
  • Later today: The Week 2 Outcomes and Game of the Week recap.
  • Coming Wednesday: Another MWC meets NFL post, this one featuring Jay Ajayi.