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Mountaintop View 9-12-23 Players of Week, Aztec/Lobo reviews, Rams going young, MW Empires, Spartan golfer named to Watch List

Tennessee Tech v New Mexico Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images

It’s the Tuesday Edition flush with Player of the Week honors in two sports and a golfer named to a preseason Watch List! We also put a bow in the Aztec loss and the Lobos win over the weekend, who the Rams will turn to run their offense against the high-powered Colorado Buffaloes, and a peek at which MW football teams hold land in the current Empires Map. Enjoy!

MW Football Players of the Week

Two Falcons are joined by a Lobo and a Spartan as deemed by the Mountain West. I guess getting over 200 scrimmage yards against a P5 team doesn’t go as far as it used to.

Big plays, poor rushing game, buries Aztecs against Bruins

The San Diego State recipe for success over the years has not been a secret—a strong rushing attack supplemented by a stingy and opportunistic defense. Neither was there in the Aztecs 25 point loss to the UCLA Bruins.

Three takeaways, notes from New Mexico’s 56-10 win over Tennessee Tech

The Lobos bounced back in a big way after their 42 point loss to Texas A&M, dominating visiting Tennessee Tech. See the post game analysis as they head into their rivalry game versus New Mexico State.

CSU football making QB change ahead of Rocky Mountain Showdown

Head Coach Jay Norvell has decided to play the hot hand as he decides to go with the redshirt freshman QB who provided a spark to the offense in the Rams season opening loss against Washington State. He will have his hands full going against the nationally ranked and revived Buffaloes.

Fresno State, Air Force, and Wyoming the MW throne holders...

MW Volleyball Players of the Week

The conference names its weekly Offensive, Defensive, and Freshman of the Week for play ending over the weekend.

Spartan golfer named to prestigious Watch List

On the horizon:

  • Later today: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Week 2
  • Later today: Hike’s Peak Podcast Episode 13: Week 2
  • Later today: Reacts Survey: Week 3
  • Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: The 2023 Most Mountain West Player for each team.
  • Coming Wednesday: 2023 Bowl Projections Week 2
  • Coming Wednesday: Mountain West and National Polls: Week 2