The MWC Recap/Preview
September 28, 2010 Leave a comment
As week 4 comes to a close for the 2010 College Football Season; the Mountain West Conference went a combined 4-1 in non-conference games while Air Force and UNLV both picked up victories in conference play. There were some blowouts and a couple games coming down to the wire, all in all a successful week for the MWC.
Week 4 Recap
AIR FORCE (20) WYOMING (14)
Tim Jefferson ran for the go ahead TD that helped propel the Falcons to victory. Air Force RB Jared Tew lead the way with 136 yards on the ground.
COLORADO STATE (36) IDAHO (34)
This was an exciting game as CSU kicker converted on a 35-yard field goal as time expired to help the Rams end their 12 game losing streak. QB Nathan Enderle of Idaho threw for 345yds 3tds in the lost.
NEVADA (27) BYU (13)
BYU QB Jake Heaps, a freshman, got his first start and went 24-45 for 229 yards, as the Cougars offense wasn’t enough to beat Nevada.
SDSU (41) UTAH STATE (17)
SDSU QB Ryan Lindley passed for 362 yards and 3 tds as the Aztecs rolled past Utah State to continue their offensive onslaught thru their first 4 games.
UTAH (56) SAN JOSE STATE (3)
The Utes had 8 different players to have scored a touchdown and QB Jordan Wynn played for the first time since the season opener.
WEEK 4 STANDOUT PLAYERS
- Air Force – RB – Jared Tew 27car 135yds 1td
- Air Force –RB- Tim Jefferson 15car 91yds 1td
- Wyoming –RB- Alvester Alexander 22car 123yds 2td
- Colorado State –RB- Raymond Carter 16car 107yds 1td / 4rec 120yds 2tds
- Colorado State –QB- Pete Thomas 28-35 381yds 3tds 1int
- BYU –RB- JJ Di Luigi 15car 67yds 1td / 8rec 57yds
- UTAH –QB- Jordan Wynn 14-18 124yds 2td
- SDSU –RB- Ronnie Hillman 24car 101yds 1td
- SDSU –QB- Ryan Lindley 17-25 362yds 3tds 1int
- UNLV –WR- Michael Johnson 8rec 138yds 3tds
- UNLV –QB- Omar Clayton 14-20 194yds 3tds
A Look at Week 5 Match-Ups
BYE WEEK – UTAH and San Diego State
BYU @ UTAH STATE
Last week Utah State faced an offensive onslaught brought by San Diego State, now they face the Cougars and their potent rushing attack. Can they stop them? Probably not, Freshman QB Jake Heaps, of BYU, will look to make his 2nd start and lead his team to victory. BYU (31) Utah State (13)
(5)TCU @ COLORADO STATE
TCU QB Andy Dalton will look to bounce back from a mediocre performance last week at SMU. The Horned Frogs will look to their run game again as it disappeared last week as well; so it seems as fast as the Rams ended their 12 game losing streak their celebration will not last long. Colorado State will have a tough time defending TCU in the pass and with the run as the Horned Frogs blow this one away, early.
TCU (53) Colorado State (13)
NAVY @ AIR FORCE
After coming away with a go ahead TD last week things could get a bit easier for the Falcons this week. We shouldn’t see much passing in this game as both teams give new meaning in “lets establish the run” because that’s what both teams are known for, running the football. Look for RB Tim Jefferson, Air Force, to keep pounding the ball on the ground and lead the Falcons to victory. AIR FORCE (37) Navy (24)
UTEP @ NEW MEXICO
With UTEP putting up 16pts last week against Memphis and New Mexico putting up a big zero in the scoring column against UNLV, I’m not sure we can expect much offense in this match-up, and if this is the case, look for UTEP to step up and take over the game as the Lobos look lost this season and will fall to 0-5 in the 2010 season.
UTEP (24) New Mexico (13)
WYOMING @ TOLEDO
The Cowboys will look to rebound after coming up short against Air Force in week 4; as Toledo packs a punch on offense. Wyoming would have to try and contain Toledo dual threat QB Austin Dantin because he’ll run it if he has too and piled up 2 rushing tds and 2 passing tds in week 4. Toledo is at home and I believe the Cowboys don’t stand a chance. TOLEDO (48) Wyoming (17)
(25)NEVADA @ UNLV
The Wolfpack is off to a remarkable start, 4-0 and they take their game to Las Vegas. UNLV looked good last week against New Mexico in a blowout, but Nevada has been more impressive as they already beat Cal on national television and has yet to find anyone to contain their offensive assault. UNLV QB Omar Clayton will try to duplicate what he did last week but will be hard pressed by Nevada’s own Colin Kaepernick. The Runnin’ Rebels keep this one close, but the Wolfpack provides the ending punch. NEVADA (43) UNLV (31)