After a couple week hiatus, college football and the Fringe are back for bowl season, with short and straightforward looks at the non-BCS bowl teams and how they got to where they are. Things kick off at 2 PM Eastern today with BYU facing UTEP in the New Mexico Bowl, played in Albuquerque. The game is [...]
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 [...]
The Mountain West is being totally boring and playing all their games on Saturday. All 9 teams are in action, with Utah heading to South Bend looking for redemption after getting knocked around by TCU last week.
2:00 PM, The Mtn.- BYU at Colorado State: This may be the end of an old rivalry, with the two [...]
Much like the matching game happening on the blue turf, the big showdown in the Mountain West became a dud when TCU blew the doors off of Utah. Elsewhere, the Commander-in-Chief’s trophy returns to Colorado Springs, and New Mexico won a game.
Air Force 42, Army 22- Things started slow in West Point, with Army leading 6-0 [...]
This is a quieter week in the western leagues, matchup-wise, before the fireworks start next week (TCU-Utah, Hawaii-Boise).
2:00 PM, The Mtn- San Diego State at Wyoming: The season comes down to this for the Cowboys- find a way to beat SDSU, and they could conceivably win out and find a bowl home at 6-6. Meanwhile, [...]
The end is near on these silly report cards- just six teams left in the two western leagues. And most of them are pretty good teams- coming up with new ways to talk about 1 and 2 win teams gets tiresome after a while. Here’s San Diego State and Utah.
San Diego State
Record: 5-2, 2-1 Mountain West
If you knew nothing of the season so far, the results on Saturday would be exactly what you would have expected. But if you have been following along, the scores would at least be surprising.
BYU 25, Wyoming 20- BYU pulled away early, but had to scratch and claw to hold onto the lead as Wyoming nearly [...]
Week 7 in the Mountain West saw business as usual at the top, but some shuffling of the rest of the league. I could have just copied my WAC intro sentence and changed some of the words, really.
Colorado State 43, UNLV 10- CSU’s second win of the year is their first resounding win in a very long time. UNLV seems to somehow be getting worse as the season goes on. Next Week: Colorado State at Utah, Wyoming is idle.
TCU 31, BYU 3- BYU slowed TCU’s offense for a while, but the Horned Frogs defense was smothering. BYU’s press release was proud of the fact that they disrupted TCU’s shutout streak. TCU has now outscored 3 MWC opponents 103-3. Next Week: Wyoming at BYU, Air Force at TCU
Utah 30, Wyoming 6- Wyoming’s defense played well, but the offense was entirely too inept and couldn’t take advantage of opportunities handed to them by the Utes. Read Post
Just four games in the Mountain West, just like the WAC, as it’s all league play today.
2:00 PM, The Mtn- UNLV at Colorado State: Two teams looking to turn their seasons around after bad starts, with moments of hope. Neither has given reason to be very confident that they’ll win this one. Line: Colorado State by [...]
Most of the Mountain West has reached the halfway point, so we’ll take a look at how the first six games have gone for Air Force, BYU, Colorado State, New Mexico, TCU, UNLV, and Wyoming. Read Post