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QB situations, UNLV’s big win, players of the week

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Welcome to another Tuesday, everyone. With conference play getting into full swing we have all football in this edition. We have news on Quarterback situations throughout the conference as well as players of the week and more.

Bronco backups ready for BYU

While coach Bryan Harsin confirmed QB Hank Bachmeier is not out for the season with injury, there is no update on his availability for the upcoming BYU game. Boise State back up QBs Chase Cord and Jaylon Henderson will be ready to go if need be. Coach Harsin clearly has full confidence that Boise State can continue playing great football with any of their guys under center. Both backups contributed and helped lead the Broncos to a win over Hawaii this past weekend. One concern the coaching staff does have, is the number of penalties committed the past two weeks.

Rebels looking to build off of P5 win

It is no secret UNLV has had a rocky start to the season but a win over Vanderbilt is something that could swing momentum the other way. Coach Tony Sanchez thinks there are a lot of things to build on and UNLV will have a chance to make it two wins in a row against Fresno State this weekend. UNLV has had big wins over ranked teams before only to falter in the games that followed, the Rebels will look to avoid such a let down this time around.

Malik Henry and the Nevada QB situation

Malik Henry had a heck of a first game in Nevada’s win over SJSU this past weekend, however, NESN writer, Chris Murray, believes the starting QB position will be determined on a game-by-game basis. Henry made some mistakes but recovered well and settled in to have an overall impressive game against an eh Spartans defense. It will be interesting to see how coach Jay Norvell manages the QB situation going forward but Nevada has a good shot at becoming bowl eligible again this season.

SDSU defense playing lights out

Players of the week

On the horizon:

  • Later Today: MWC Week Seven Outcomes & Game of the Week
  • Later Today: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Week 7
  • Coming Wednesday: Week 8 Bowl Projections
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: Mid-season MWC Grades