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MountainTop View 1-4-19

The Wolf Pack Dominates, UNM Establishes A No-Fly Zone, CSU Loses A Nail-Bitter, and Fresno State’s LB Expected To Return

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Nevada opens Mountain West play with statement rout of Utah State

The Wolf Pack carried their dominance into their first MW contest against Utah State. The Aggies are one of the best teams in the Mountain West, bur Nevada made short work of them. The 23-point margin of victory was the 3-widest the Wolf Pack have had all year. At 14-0, Nevada is tied for their best start in a season!

Anthony Mathis carries Lobos in second half for a win at Air Force

The Lobos took home the win in their opening Mountain West contest against Air Force. UNM victory was due mostly in part to the effort put forth by Anthony Mathis. He exploded for 17 points and helped lead UNM to a 65-58 win. With this win, the Lobos improved their overall record to 7-6, and are now 1-0 in conference play.

CSU basketball begins MW play with heartbreaking loss at UNLV

CSU limped into their game against UNLV. Coming into this contest, Colorado had lost 7 of their last 8 games. They looked to flip the losing script as they opened conference play against UNLV. Things were looking good for CSU in the second half. They never lost the lead in the last quarter until the last 2 minutes. UNLV took the lead in the final second of the game, after two scoreless possessions by Colorado. CSU head coach Niko Medved described the loss as a “gut-punch”. And for most CSU fans, that’s exactly how it felt.

Bulldogs’ Mykal Walker will return for senior season, and perhaps as a linebacker

The Bulldogs are getting one draft-eligible player back next year. Defensive end Mykal Walker announced that he is coming back to the school to continue his college career. Walker earned first-team all-Mountain West Conference. But he might be coming back with a different position. The NFL scouts saw Walker has a better fit at linebacker as opposed to defensive end. Dispute playing D-end at 220 pounds last season, Walkers was able to overcome this shortcoming to record 87 tackles. But he is also realistic about how this would translate to the NFL. He acknowledged the inability to play defensive end at 220. But he is hoping to grow as he continues his college career.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: Check out the in-depth Hawaii football season review.
  • Later today: Our Recruiting Road So Far series concludes as we feature Hawaii here as well.
  • Saturday: More Mountain West hoops is coming your way.