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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Week 6

The conference race heats up and a big out-of-conference win highlights this week’s performances

NCAA Football: Boise State at Brigham Young Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Week six of the college football season has concluded, and there was no shortage of excitement. A huge game between two Mountain Division teams and a shocking out-of-conference win for one Mountain West school highlight this week’s games. Let’s take a look at the good, bad, and ugly performances of this past weekend.

The Good:

Boise State

I’m not going to lie; I thought Boise State had zero chance to win this game. The Broncos were decimated by injuries to key players, but the team played with a ton of heart and was very disciplined. Boise State had their best performance of the year in the trenches and it led to a major upset over the number ten team in the country, BYU. The Broncos haven’t had a lot of bounces go their way this year, but three forced fumbles all went the Broncos’ way.

Air Force

Brad Roberts and the Air Force rushing attack carried the ball 64 times and dominated the time of possession in the second half. The Falcon defense has been inconsistent this year, but they kept the Cowboy rushing attack in check for the majority of the contest. The Falcons have a chance to change the division race with a win over Boise State next weekend.

Colorado State

The Rams continue to look like a different team with an impressive win over the reigning Mountain West Champion, San Jose State. It was the best offensive performance of the year for the Rams, as they found success through both the air and on on the ground. If this Ram team can continue to improve on offense, they have a chance of making some noise this season.

San Diego State

The Aztec offense wasn’t great, but they didn’t have to be. A dominating performance by the defense propelled San Diego State to an easy 31-7 victory over a New Mexico team that failed to score an offensive touchdown. The Aztecs are moving up in the polls and they are starting to gain the attention of the national media.

Nevada

The Wolf Pack were able to overcome a slow start before running away with a 55-28 victory. Nevada continued what feels like a weekly beating of New Mexico State by Mountain West schools. Carson Strong was once again magnificent, and Nevada will return to Mountain West play next week when they host Hawaii.

The Bad:

Wyoming

We really didn’t know much about this Wyoming squad entering this game. They really haven’t played anyone and have struggled in some close contests. This week they faced their toughest match up. Chambers had looked like an improved passer entering this week. But he struggled through the air, and the defense couldn’t get off the field when the needed to.

The Ugly:

San Jose State

This team just isn’t the same without Nick Starkell and the defense has taken a major step back. Maybe the Spartans were a product of the COVID season? This team has a lot of warts and they will need to get them fixed quickly if they are going to have any chance at repeating.

New Mexico

I thought the Lobos were starting to improve, but they are really bad on offense and the defense is struggling to stop the run. The Lobos are going to have to figure out how to move the ball more efficiently if they are going to get in the win column again this year.

That’s it for this edition of “The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.” Which moments from week six stood out to you?