It’s Monday and we are back at it after another MWC weekend of football. Check out our links below and our original content coming this week.
Falcons emerge from hiatus in big way.
Air Force missed a few games due to Covid, but finally got to get back on the field Friday evening. The dominant offensive lineman returned for Air Force but had backups at QB, RB and FB, as well as LB on the defensive side of the ball. It didn’t matter, as Brad Roberts stepped in at tailback with three touchdowns and a defense missing 10 of 11 projected starters from the summer pitched a shutout. Troy Calhoun also picked up his 100th win as the Falcon’s head coach.
Nevada holds on against the Aztecs.
For the second week in a row, the Wolf Pack came away with a victory in a game that went down to the wire. An interception by Strong late in the fourth almost proved costly as the Aztecs drove down the field to set up first and goal and failed to convert on four straight attempts. In somewhat of a surprise, it was the Nevada defense that came up big, at one point forcing five straight three-and-outs.
Boise State survives on the islands.
It was boring, then exciting, then anxiety provoking for Boise State in their Saturday night/Sunday morning win over Hawaii. It was far from their best game of the season. Considering they played less about 24 hours after arriving in Hawaii, it was a get the way and get out of their type approach. The defense will have to tighten up if they want to neutralize the Spartan’s passing attack this coming Saturday.
SJSU/Boise State getting a big spotlight on Fox this Saturday.
NEWS: @SanJoseStateFB and @BroncoSportsFB will kickoff at 2 p.m. MT on FOX on November 28#MWFB | #AtThePeak pic.twitter.com/I0VQZJaJ4Q— Mountain West (@MountainWest) November 22, 2020
SDSU/Fresno State cancelled.
Due to COVID-19 contact tracing within the Fresno State football program, the Bulldogs are unable to participate in the scheduled game on Nov. 27 vs. San Diego State.— Mountain West (@MountainWest) November 22, 2020
Therefore, the MW is canceling the game and declaring it a no contest. There is no plan to reschedule the game. pic.twitter.com/HNoLdWLqTB
Rams hitting pause.
Colorado State men’s basketball program has paused due to COVID, source told @Stadium— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) November 20, 2020
Aztec women will row no more.
BREAKING: SDSU athletics will be discontinuing its Women’s Rowing program at the end of the 2020-21 academic year. (H/t SDSU Press Release) pic.twitter.com/gYpzLqIHHS— Luis Lopez (@luislopezDA) November 20, 2020
On the horizon:
- From yesterday: Don’t miss the game recaps from New Mexico, Nevada, Air Force, Hawaii
- Later today: MWCConnection POTW: Week 5
- Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup, filled with the latest news and offers, plus a glance at Utah State recruiting.
- Later today: Power Rankings: Week 5
- Coming Tuesday: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Week 5
- Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: Who’s Going Bowling?
- Coming Wednesday: Bowl Predictions: Week 5