It was business as usual in the WAC this weekend, since we knew that Boise State had pounded Idaho Friday night. That big win did help in the national scene, as TCU struggled to put away San Diego State. Of course, if you’re a regular reader here, you already knew that SDSU was very good, and [...]
Boise State plays the first of three straight Friday games tonight, with three other conference tilts tomorrow including a big one featuring two of the league’s top teams.
9:00 PM Friday, ESPN2- #4 Boise State at Idaho: The Kibbie Dome will be loud and generally unpleasant for the Broncos tonight, but unfortunately for Vandal fans, I suspect [...]
The big time matchup that we were supposed to have turned into another Boise rout, while the rest of the WAC is starting to sort itself out.
Utah State 27, New Mexico State 22- The battle of the Aggies goes to the northern ones, as NMSU isn’t able to hold a 4th quarter lead to find it’s [...]
At long last, the final four teams that I haven’t attached an arbitrary grade to. Here are Boise State, Fresno State, Idaho, and New Mexico State.
Record: 7-0, 3-0 WAC
Highlights: Wins against Virginia Tech and Oregon State, #1 in total defense nationally, leading conference in a great many stat categories.
Weak Points: The schedule, also [...]
Schedulers across the non-BCS universe have done a nice job arranging for back-loaded championship races in all 5 leagues. These are getting lost in the national race, of course, so here’s a look at some games to keep in mind as we steam toward the end of the year. We’ll give it another week or so, [...]
Only 3 weekend games in the WAC, with Boise State & Louisiana Tech pairing off tomorrow night, which is really not a great thing for Boise. They’ll get a little bit of attention, but it means two consecutive Saturdays without appearing on the football radar. They also have a Friday date with Idaho around the corner, but that one should carry a slightly higher profile (and minor upset risk).
Idaho 37, New Mexico State 14- Idaho led 31-0 in the second quarter, and the rest was history. Next Week: San Jose State at New Mexico State, Idaho at Hawaii
Hawaii 45, Utah State 7- It certainly appears that Utah State peaked with their win over BYU, as they haven’t even been competitive since. Hawaii is continuing to roll, and has joined Nevada right on the edge of the rankings. Next Week: Idaho at Hawaii, Utah State at Nevada
Fresno State 33, San Jose State 18- Fresno dominated this one, leading 27-3 after 3 quarters before SJSU closed the gap in garbage time. Next Week: San Jose State at New Mexico State, Fresno State is idle. Read Post
A late night upset rattles the standings in the WAC, while Boise continues its dominance, currently holding a combined score of 107-0 in two WAC games so far.
Louisiana Tech 48, Idaho 35- The Bulldogs surge continues, knocking off two would-be upstarts in back to back weeks. La Tech trailed briefly in the second quarter, but dominated the second half to notch their second league win. Next Week: New Mexico State at Idaho, Louisiana Tech at Boise State (Tuesday 10/26)
Boise State 48, San Jose State 0- Boise State put up 41 in the first half, the other 7 early in the third quarter, and shut it down from there. Read Post
The WAC is into full-blown league play, which means only four games this weekend.
4:00 PM- Idaho at Louisiana Tech: La Tech showed it’s first signs of life last week when they knocked off Utah State, while Idaho comes in off a bye week, beating Western Michigan handily two weeks ago. Line: Idaho by 1. The Vandals [...]
Not a bad weekend for the WAC- they win both out of conference games and lock up the season-long win over the Mountain West, 7-4 with one more to go.
Louisiana Tech 24, Utah State 6- The Bulldogs’ offense came alive Saturday, while the Aggies never got anything going, and couldn’t capitalize on any momentum from their win over BYU last week. Both teams are now 2-4 with a long road back to bowl eligibility. Next Week: Idaho at Louisiana Tech, Utah State is idle.
New Mexico State 16, New Mexico 14- Read Post
The WAC sees 3 conference games this weekend, a rivalry game that might decide who’s the worst team in America, and a somewhat unusual pairing over in Boise.
4:00 PM- Utah State at Louisiana Tech: Utah State will be looking to build off their win over BYU, while Louisiana Tech hasn’t found the answers on offense yet, and is still hunting for a win over a FBS team. Line: Louisiana Tech by 1 (!). They’re clearly seeing something I’m not out there, as it seems like the Aggies are a much better team at this point. I think they win this one comfortably, 31-20.
8:00 PM- New Mexico at New Mexico State: A combined 0-9, the eyes of the country will be on this one, primarily for comedy reasons. Line: New Mexico State by 2.5. That should be about right- NMSU should pick up their second straight win over the Lobos, but it won’t be pretty. 17-10.
8:00, WAC Sports Net- Toledo at #4 Boise State: Read Post