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Catch up on some Mountain West news as you prepare for Week 3 of the football season.

Wyoming regrouping after consecutive losses to Power 5 teams

While losses to Washington State and Missouri were not ideal, especially in the blowout fashion that they occurred, they won’t define Wyoming’s season. Wyoming must now take care of business against FCS Wofford before preparations begin for Boise State. A bye week will provide extra time to prepare for Boise in what will be a true test of where the team stands in 2018.

Boise State’s historically dominant win

It’s tough to really sum up how badly Boise State dominated UConn last Saturday night. The total yardage margin of 625 was the largest in a single game in this century, and UConn crossed the 50-yard line just once during the game. If Boise is able to maintain their current level of play, you have to like their New Year’s bowl prospects.

Previewing San Diego State’s Week 3 opponent

San Diego State will take on 23rd ranked Arizona State this Saturday after they upset a potential playoff contender last week. The game will provide the intriguing matchup of Arizona State’s first-ranked run defense against the nation’s 2nd leading rusher in Juwan Washington.

Injury bug bites San Diego State

The Spartans Aztecs will be without starting quarterback Christian Chapman and defensive tackle Noble Hall Jr. for 3-6 weeks. Chapman suffered an MCL sprain in his left knee while Hall suffered a dislocated right wrist. Junior quarterback Ryan Agnew will assume the quarterback role in Chapman’s absence. Agnew attempted just 9 total passes prior to replacing Chapman after his injury on Saturday.

Nevada favored against Oregon State

Since Nevada made the move to the FBS in 1992, it has been favored only three times against a Power 5 opponent. This Saturday will mark the 4th occasion as they are favored against the Pac-12’s Oregon State. The Beavers are 1-1 after defeating Southern Utah last week.

On the horizon:

  • Later Today: Another MWC meets NFL post, this one featuring Jay Ajayi.
  • Later Today: A fun look at Mountain West teams and their power 5 counterparts