Mountain West Week 9 Recap
In the Mountain West Conference Nevada
and Colorado State had in-conference statement wins
and Air Force won the CIC trophy with a 23-6 win over Army. In the end both
divisions still remain up for grabs with the West Division waters becoming
murkier after the Wolf Pack stopped SDSU.
Air Force vs. Army
Air Force went on the road to dominate fellow service
academy program Army (2-6). Army got on the board first with a field goal in
the first quarter but then watched Air Force tack on 16 points until deep in
the third quarter before allowing a second Daniel Grochowski field goal. AFA
added a fourth quarter Kale Pearson to Garrett Griffin touchdown for the final
New Mexico vs. UNLV
The Lobos built a 17-0 lead before the Rebels responded just
before halftime with a Blake Decker touchdown. UNLV kept the momentum going in
the third quarter picking up two Shaquille Murray-Lawrence touchdowns taking a
and UNLV traded early fourth quarter touchdowns with the Rebels up 28-24 until
Teriyon Gipson ran one in from three yards out with 1:26 left for a 31-28 Lobos
Colorado State vs. San
In one of the more exciting games in the MWC in Week 10,
Colorado State held on to beat San Jose State 38-31.
The Rams and Spartans took turns making big play after big
play with Dee Hart carrying CSU past SJSU on 104 yards with four touchdowns.
Joe Gray had a solid game in the pocket for the Spartans completing 26 of 51
passes for 308 yards with two touchdowns and two picks. Gray picked up another
29 yards on the ground with a score.
San Diego State vs. Nevada
In the West Division Nevada pulled into a tie with San Diego State in the win-loss column downing the
The Aztecs committed three turnovers and the Wolf Pack
buckled down owning the second half keeping SDSU off the board. Neither
quarterback wowed NFL scouts with their arms throughout the defensive struggle
but Don Jackson ran for a game-high 124 yards with a score out performing
counterpart Donnel Pumphrey (13 carries, 85 yards).
Wyoming vs. Fresno State
The outstanding offensive player of the week in the Mountain
West Conference had to be Wyoming
freshman running back Brian Hill. Hill rushed for 281 yards with two touchdowns
and picked up another 106 yards receiving in his first career start. The 387
yards of total offense was a Wyoming
and MWC single-game record for all-purpose yards.
During the first quarter both teams traded touchdowns and
then in the second quarter the Cowboys started to assert their presence on
offense going into the locker room up 21-10. In the fourth quarter Wyoming
scored 24 points before a late Brian Burrell to Aaron Peck touchdown made the
final score 45-17.
Myers had help with LaJuan Hunt rushing 33 times for 150
yards. Hunter Sharp picked up two of Myers’ passing scores. Ronald Butler and
LaJuan Hunt connecting on a 44-yard trick play in the third quarter.
quarterback Ikaika Woolsey was hit 26 of 46 passes for 356 yards with one score
and two picks.
Utah State vs. Hawaii
State may have found a
quarterback of the future in freshman Kent Myers. In his first collegiate start
Myers was 14 of 15 for 186 yards with three touchdowns helping the Aggies past Hawaii 35-14.
The first quarter was shaping up to be a shootout with both
teams posting 14 on the scoreboard. In the second quarter the Aggies made
in-game adjustments clamping down on defense while the offense continued to
roll going into the locker room up 28-14 at halftime. Utah State
added an insurance score in midway through the third for the final score.
State 8-1, 4-1
State 6-2, 3-1
State 6-3, 3-1
Air Force 6-2, 2-2
State 4-4, 3-2
State 3-5, 2-2
State 3-6, 2-3
UNLV 2-7, 1-4
MWC Schedule Week 11
Utah State vs. Wyoming
Air Force vs. UNLV
Hawaii vs. Colorado State
Boise State vs. New
San Jose State vs. Fresno
Photo credit: Mike Groll; AFA quarterback Kale Pearson is
tackled during the first half by Army LB Scott Washle.