Mountain West Conference Roundup: Week 11

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Boise State defeated Colorado State in what became an instant classic. Let’s see how the weekend went for the rest of the Mountain West.

BYU @ UNLV

UNLV took on BYU in a Friday night matchup, losing the game 31-21. BYU running back Squally Canada had a big game on the ground, rushing for 213 yards and a touchdown. BYU is now 3-8 following their victory, while UNLV falls to 4-6.

San Jose State @ Nevada

In a matchup of two teams having forgettable seasons, Nevada defeated San Jose State 59-14. Nevada defensive back Dameon Barber had what was likely the best game of his career, intercepting three passes and returning one of them for a touchdown. Despite the win, Nevada still sits at just 2-8, while San Jose State’s poor play brings them to 1-10.

New Mexico @ Texas A&M

New Mexico went on the road to play out of conference opponent Texas A&M, and lost the game by a score of 55-14. Texas A&M quarterback Nick Starkel had his way with the New Mexico secondary, throwing for 416 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. Texas A&M improves to 6-4 with their impressive win, while New Mexico drops to 3-7.

Wyoming @ Air Force

Wyoming defeated Air Force on the road Saturday, with a final score of 28-14. Wyoming defensive tackle Youhanna Ghaifan was a dominant force all game, recording 11 tackles and registering a sack. Wyoming moves to 7-3, while Air Force is now 4-6.

Fresno State @ Hawai’i

In the final Mountain West matchup of the weekend, Fresno State defeated Hawai’i 31-21. Fresno State defensive end Tobenna Okeke had a knack for getting to the quarterback in this one, piling up three sacks to go along with his six tackles. Fresno State’s impressive season continues as they improve to 7-3, while Hawa’i falls to 3-7.

Other Notes

With their victory over Colorado State, Boise State remains undefeated in conference play at 6-0, leading the Mountain division by one game over 5-1 Wyoming. With a 5-1 conference record, Fresno State holds a one game lead in the West division over San Diego State, who sits at 4-2. Boise State faces Fresno State week 13 in a matchup that could likely decide home field advantage for the Mountain West Championship match.

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