San Diego State came within 5 points of ruining TCU’s perfect season, not to mention potentially removing about a million bucks from their own budget next year (although they might have done that anyway). Also, Utah got embarrassed, New Mexico returned to its losing ways, and Wyoming is not very good at football.
As an aside, Air Force’s regular season ends this Thursday night. Do the folks at the MWC office know that without a championship game, you’re allowed to keep playing football until December 4? Because CSU and Wyoming will both call it a year after Saturday too.
BYU 49, Colorado State 10- So much for the Rams putting up a fight and possibly sending BYU out with a loss. The Cougars are now back to 5-5 and in nice position to find a bowl this year after all. Next Week: New Mexico at BYU, Colorado State at Wyoming
Notre Dame 38, Utah 3- Utah looked bad beginning, middle, and end of this one. Meanwhile, C-USA is giddy over there, considering unranked Tulsa took down the Irish a couple weeks ago. The loss was enough to drop the Utes to the very edge of the major polls, and it doesn’t get any easier next week. Next Week: Utah at San Diego State
TCU 40, San Diego State 35- SDSU jumped out early, faded through the middle, then staged a furious rally to get back into the game. TCU escaped by recovering the final onside kick and running out the clock from there. Next Week: Utah at San Diego State, TCU is idle.
Air Force 48, New Mexico 23- Air Force continues its winning ways with a one that was never in doubt. Next Week: New Mexico at BYU, Air Force at UNLV (Thursday)
UNLV 42, Wyoming 16- Wyoming follows up its loss to struggling New Mexico with a blowout to struggling UNLV, and takes their place as the surprisingly worst team in the MWC. Next Week: Air Force at UNLV (Thursday), Colorado State at Wyoming
Mountain West Standings
|San Diego State||4||2||7||3|
2010 Mountain West Champions
There are no more championship scenarios, as TCU has clinched the league crown for the second consecutive year, no small feat in a season where San Diego State and Air Force elevated their level of play to new heights, Utah was still dangerous, and even BYU, with a dismal start, has surged to the finish. Congratulations to TCU, now one win away from their second undefeated regular season.
Mountain West Power Rankings
- San Diego State
- Air Force
- Colorado State
- New Mexico