Mountain West Conference Roundup: Week 12

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Boise State clinched the Mountain division and a spot in the Mountain West Championship with their win over Air Force, but how did the rest of the Mountain West fare?

UNLV @ New Mexico

UNLV beat New Mexico in a high scoring affair Friday night, defeating the Lobos 38-35. UNLV running backs Armani Rogers and Lexington Thomas proved to be an explosive duo, combining for 320 yards and three touchdowns. UNLV is now 5-6 while New Mexico falls to 3-8.

Fresno State @ Wyoming

Fresno State traveled to Wyoming to take on the Cowboys, winning the game 13-7. Fresno State linebackers Jeffery Allison and George Helmuth seemed to have the whole field covered between just the two of them, recording 11 tackles a piece. With the win, Fresno State clinched the West division and moved to 8-3, while Wyoming falls to 7-4.

Hawai’i @ Utah State

Utah State hosted Hawai’i and sent them home with zero points, shutting them out in a 38-0 stomping. Utah State controlled the game with their running attack, running the ball a total of 39 times for 311 yards and three touchdowns. Utah State improved to above .500, with the win bringing them to 6-5, while Hawai’i dropped to 3-8.

San Jose State @ Colorado State

Colorado State faced a struggling San Jose State team at home and secured the win with a 42-14 final score. Colorado State linebacker had a great game on defense, recording eight tackles, a sack and an interception. Colorado State improves to 7-5 with the win while San Jose State will head into their final game with a 1-11 record.

Nevada @ San Diego State

San Diego State and Nevada squared off in the Mountain West’s final matchup of the weekend, with San Diego State taking the game 42-23. San Diego State running back has had plenty of great games this season, but this may have been his best thus far, totaling 429 yards and four touchdowns, including a 100 yard kick return and 70 yard punt return. San Diego State moves to 9-2 while Nevada falls to 2-9.

Other Notes:

With each of their wins, Boise State and Fresno State each officially claimed a spot in the Mountain West Championship game Dec. 3. The two teams face off in Fresno Nov. 25, with the winner securing the right to home field in the championship game.

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