Happy Tuesday, everyone. Our conference title game is set on the gridiron but there is still noteworthy news from elsewhere in the league as well as the new AP poll and players of the week.
Utah State continues to hold steady at #15. The Aggies had a wild week pulling off the comeback against a tough LSU squad and then pulling away late against North Texas. San Diego State also stays undefeated and again receives 2 votes but remains unranked. For those who follow the unbeaten map of teams, below is the most recent map from the morning of November 25th.
43 unbeaten teams remain! Several more will fall this week, but is yours sticking around? pic.twitter.com/7T1hZeLvw6— Joey Loose (@jloose128) November 25, 2019
The SDSU starting QB aggravated a calf injury against Hawaii this past weekend and is questionable for the upcoming game against BYU. Agnew did not practice on Monday and the team is going to give him the best chance to recover since enduring the injury 2 weeks ago against Fresno State. Coach Rocky Long expects a final decision about the QBs availability by Thursday.
UNLV has announced the firing of Tony Sanchez. The soon to be former Rebels HC posted an overall record of 19-40 in his 5 seasons including a 3-8 record this season. Sanchez never finished a season with an above .500 record and his best conference record came in 2017 when UNLV went 4-4 in conference play but 5-7 overall. The firing will take effect at the conclusion of the season.
New Mexico HC Bob Davie will not be returning as head coach of the Lobos. Davie took over in November of 2011 and posted a 35-63 record. Davie will coach the final game of the Lobos season, a game in which he will try to capture UNM’s first conference win of the season against a tough Utah State this upcoming weekend. Davie said he was very thankful of the opportunity he was given to coach UNM.
Football and basketball Players of the week
Offensive Player of the Week— Mountain West (@MountainWest) November 25, 2019
(@dhamm_3) of @AF_Football
Completed 9-of-10 passes for 327 yds + 4 TD
327 pass yds are 5th-most in Air Force history (most since 1976)
Rushed for 41 yds + TD
All 9 passes went for 1st downs or TD pic.twitter.com/l3VB7018Jv
Defensive Player of the Week— Mountain West (@MountainWest) November 25, 2019
(@FlowersJericho) of @unlvfootball
◾️ Posted 10 tackles, including 1 TFL and 2 takeaways
◾️ Picked off a pass before recovering a fumble
◾️Rebels turned the fumble recovery into a TD to take the lead pic.twitter.com/svmWoPf6Ua
Men's Basketball Player of the Week— Mountain West (@MountainWest) November 25, 2019
♦️ Averaged 16.5 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 1 AST + 1 STL per game
♦️ Shot .833 for the week
♦️ Set career-highs at SDSU with 20 points + 12 rebounds in his first double-double of the year#GoAztecs pic.twitter.com/CBe0GPh9aJ
On the horizon:
- Later Today: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Week 13
- Later Today: MWC Week Thirteen Outcomes & Game of the Week
- Coming Wednesday: Bronco Preview: Boise State @ Colorado State
- Coming Wednesday: Bowl Projections: Week 14