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Mountaintop View 10-10-22. Spartans dominate, Rams get 1st win, Aggies upset, Broncos win again, G5 QBs. Coach fired.

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It’s Monday and we are back at it. Fresh off a weekend filled with Mountain West games, we recap the action here. Through it all, we are bringing you coverage of both this past week as well as getting you ready for the upcoming weekend. Check out our original coverage and what we can find from the world wide web below.

Spartans destroy Rebels.

San Jose State relied on a productive run game early and truthfully, it was all they needed. UNLV could not stop the Spartan’s offense and they couldn’t muster much when they had the ball either. That was partly because their quarterback, Doug Brumfield, left the game early with an injury. SJSU now looks to have a clear path to winning the West division, while the Rebels will need to regroup and prevent this from happening again.

Rams win offensive struggle in the Norvell Bowl.

It was an ugly game. At one point, one team had a quarterback who was 1/9 with two INTs and they were WINNING. By 14 points. Colorado State benefitted early from two turnovers for TDs. Both teams benefitted from each other’s penalties and some very questionable officiating calls. Nevada only had two good drives and were somehow tied late in the fourth. A field goal was the lone Colorado State offensive score. But Jay Norvell came away with the victory against his old team and his first win with his new team.

Aggies upset Falcons.

Utah State really needed this. Knocking off the top team in the conference is a big statement, especially for a team that was going nowhere fast. The offense is looking more dynamic with Cooper Legas at the helm, giving them some consistency that they have lacked for much of the year. The Aggies made good use of their limited possessions and limited the damage the Falcon's triple option attack in their clock control game.

Broncos run past Bulldogs.

It was a close game of teams that were supposed to be good, but fighting to save their seasons. Late in the third, it was 20-20 and it appeared like things could go either way. Then the Boise State running game, which was already effective, exploded once again. The duo of Holani and Jeanty is proving to be a tough combo to stop. And the BSU defense held Fresno State scoreless in the second half, neutralizing the FSU passing game that worked so well early on.

Group of 5 QB play this weekend.

Lobos fires their OC

On the horizon:

  • From yesterday: Game recaps from: SJSU, Nevada, Hawaii, UNLV, SDSU
  • Later today: Players of the Week: Week 6
  • Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup with the latest news, offers, and commitments.
  • Later today: Power Rankings: Week 6
  • Coming Tuesday: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Week 6
  • Coming Tuesday: Reacts Questions: Week 7
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: Mid-season Grades
  • Coming Wednesday: Bowl Predictions: Week 6