The wait is over, college basketball is finally here! In this edition of MTV we have mid-week football news as well as what to look for when MW hoops gets underway.
Wyoming confident in Vander Waal
While it isn’t the way he wanted to get the starting job, Tyler Vander Waal will be Wyoming’s starting QB going forward after it was announced Sean Chambers will be sidelined with injury. Vander Waal has his teammates support knowing he has stepped up before. Vander Waal started last season as the Cowboy starter but was eventually benched in favor of Sean Chambers.
What to watch for in MW hoops
Basketball season is here and Mark Anderson highlights what to watch for as the season gets underway. How concerning is Queta’s health? Which transfers are primed for a big season? How will Coach Alford make his mark in Reno?
MW back in hunt for NY6
With Appalachian State and SMU suffering losses this past weekend, the MW is back in the Cotton Bowl picture. While Memphis’ defeat of SMU propelled them over Boise State it is still a better outcome than an SMU win. Boise State and SDSU, ranked 24 and 21 respectively, will be looking to jump Memphis and Cincinnati of the AAC in the coming weeks.
Sam Merill makes Naismith Trophy watch list
Congrats to @smerrill05 of @USUBasketball on being named to the @NaismithTrophy Watch List!#AggiesAllTheWay pic.twitter.com/b8h0t4bUOR— Mountain West (@MountainWest) November 4, 2019
Players of the week
Our Offensive Peak Player of the Week goes to @GeorgeHolani of @BroncoSportsFB!— Mountain West (@MountainWest) November 4, 2019
4 Rush TD (tied for most by a MW freshman in a single game)
Set single-game career highs in carries, rush yds & rush td
1st Boise State freshman to rush for 4 TD in a single game since 1977 pic.twitter.com/G3X036dbdH
Defensive Peak Player of the Week goes to @evan_williams32 of @FresnoStateFB!— Mountain West (@MountainWest) November 4, 2019
Recorded a career-high 9 tackles, including 7 solo, and one INT
Picked off a Hawai'i pass, setting up a Bulldog scoring drive to go up by two scores
Had Fresno State's lone forced turnover pic.twitter.com/Mia6fyXStZ
On the horizon:
- Later Today: MWC Week Ten Outcomes & Game of the Week
- Later Today: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Week 10
- Later Today: 2019-2020 UNLV Runnin’ Rebel Basketball Season Preview
- Coming Wednesday: Mountain West Bowl Projections: Week 11
- Coming Wednesday: Rainbow Warrior Perspective - San Jose State vs. Hawaii: Three things to look for, Prediction