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Mountaintop View 9-7-21. Aztecs/Bulldogs/Warriors/Cowboys, MW POTW, PFF Team of Week, Empires Map, Poll

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Now that we’ve made it through our first complete Overreaction Monday, some final thoughts on San Diego’s win after a slow start, Fresno State coming oh-so-close to an upset, Hawaii making their victory tougher with some second half mistakes, and where Wyoming goes after barely escaping an upset themselves. Additional links include our weekly Mountain West Players of the Week, two MW players make the PFF Team of the Week, and how the College Football Empires Map changes after Week 1. Lastly, we want to hear from you on which Week 1 losing schools will have the biggest turnaround. Enjoy!

3 Thoughts ... on the Aztecs’ 28-10 win over New Mexico State

Can QB Jordon Brookshire improve in Week 2? Also, RB Greg Bell’s personal loss, and another stellar performance by a punter in the column.

Five takeaways from Fresno State’s 31-24 loss at Oregon

The Bulldogs had the lead in the fourth quarter before losing a close one to the #11 ranked Ducks. Plenty of good things showed during the game as the Bulldogs prepare for a home tilt versus Cal Poly.

Hawaii football fights through sloppy play to hold off Portland State in Manoa debut

Up big at halftime, read how uneven second half play made the score much tighter before the Warriors came away with the victory.

Wyoming Cowboys go back to work on Labor Day after surviving FCS scare

After a collective big sigh of relief after pulling out the victory with 47 seconds left in the game, the Cowboys look to their next tilt against a Northern Illinois team that went into Georgia Tech as an 18 12-pt underdog and pulled off the upset.

Week 1 MW Players of the Week

I would have thought the Boise State Bronco CB Tyric LeBeauf was the logical selection for Defensive POTW, but see who was chosen along with the Offensive, Special Team, and Freshman winners.

College Football Week 1: PFF’s Team of the Week and Player Awards

Two MW players not listed in the previous link make this team. Can you guess which ones?

Week 1 Empires Map

See how the results from the first full week of action changed the map and college football imperialism!

Preseason Map

After Week 1

Poll Time!!!


Which MW Team will have the biggest bounce back from Week 1?

This poll is closed

  • 56%
    Boise State
    (25 votes)
  • 13%
    San Jose State
    (6 votes)
  • 29%
    Fresno State
    (13 votes)
44 votes total Vote Now

On the horizon:

  • Later today: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Week 1
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: Small Sample Sized First Impressions
  • Coming Wednesday: Bowl Projections: Week 1