While the Mountain West is, to be nice, having a down year that does not mean there are good players in the league, or in this case combinations for each team in the conference.
The Falcons run the ball with what seems like a million running backs on offense, but the two main backs are Jacobi Owens which is an obvious choice from his performance last year, but his counterpart that provides a one-two punch is D.J. Johnson. Johnson is racking up the touchdowns with five and got his big break against San Jose State with three scores, and while Owens has been shut out of the end zone so far, he is averaging 5.68 yards per carry and it will be a matter of time before he breaks of a 200-yard and two touchdown game.
The Broncos have been led by a great offense over the past decade, but over the past five years the defense has been on par, if not better some years, than the offense. The best duo on this team at the linebacker/defensive back grouping is safety Donte Deayon and linebacker Kamalei Correa. Deayon already has a pair of interceptions and Correa has four tackles for a loss and a pair of sacks.