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Mountaintop View 9-27-21. Bulldogs hold on, Broncos rebound, Aztecs dominate, Rams fall short, rankings.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 18 Utah at San Diego State Photo by Justin Fine/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Another weekend of college football is in the books! The Mountain West was a bit of a mixed bag, going 4-3 on the weekend, not counting conference games. Most teams took care of business in one way or another, however there was a close win (Wyoming), a tough loss (CSU), and two bad losses (New Mexico, SJSU). No matter the outcome, coverage is still coming your way today in the form of game links from the weekend and original content later today and all of this week.

Fresno State (barely) tops Rebels.

In what was the best showing of the season by UNLV, it was the worst by Fresno State. Nearly an upset, they found a way to win the game, as good teams do when they have an off-night. The Bulldogs were held scoreless for 18 minutes, were down by two touchdowns, and trailed midway through the fourth quarter to the Rebels, who have been the worst team in the MWC for the past two seasons. Hopefully it is a confidence booster for the Rebels and not a sign of things to come for the Bulldogs.

Broncos hand Aggies their first loss.

It wasn’t a pretty effort by either team, but Boise State made plays on both sides of the ball when it needed to. It was a tale of two teams heading in different directions but the Broncos made some scheme adjustments pre-game and mid-game to counter the hundreds of yards Utah State managed during the game. Despite all the yards and explosive plays, they only managed 3 points.

Aztecs dominate, move to 4-0.

It was a complete team effort in this dominating 48-21 win over Towson. There was the usual display of running attacks, plus some turnovers forced by the defense and yet another big special teams showing. SDSU continues to look strong in their final tune-up before heading into conference play.

Rams give it their all, fall just shorts against Hawkeyes.

Colorado State looked lifeless just two weeks ago and even if they win against Toledo, it was far from convincing. Yet here there were, beating the fifth-ranked team in the nation at halftime before Iowa made some big plays on both sides of the ball (coupled with a few big breaks). It was an impressive showing for the Rams, who have nothing to be ashamed of in this game.

Bulldogs move up the rankings.

On the horizon:

  • From the weekend: Don’t miss the game recaps from Boise State, SJSU, SDSU, Fresno State, Utah State, Hawaii, New Mexico
  • Later today: MWCConnection Players of the Week: Week 4
  • Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup, with the latest news and offers and interviews.
  • Later today: Power Rankings: Week 4
  • Coming Tuesday: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Week 4
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: Interview with Sports Betting Dime
  • Coming Wednesday: Bowl Projections: Week 4