November 13, 2010 Leave a comment
Week 11 WAC Preview:
The most impressive thing about the Bronco’s 42-7 win over Hawaii was not that they scored 42, but that they only allowed 7 points to the number 1 passing offense in the league. Boise has an easier task this week against their cross state rivals when they play the Vandals.
The big conference game of the week is in Fresno as the Bulldogs host the Wolfpack of Nevada in a late kickoff at 10:30 ET. Fresno St.’s defense will face its toughest test of the year so far as Nevada has the 2nd ranked offense in the nation. Right now the Wolfpack sit at 21 in both the coach’s and the AP pole, but a big win on the road could help them and the conference move up in the eyes of the voters and make the Thanksgiving Day Weekend matchup with Boise St. all that more interesting.
In other conference action: look for LA Tech and Utah St. to both win on the road against New Mexico St. and San Jose St. respectively.
Weekly Tid Bit:
Interesting how TCU’s big win over Utah was given so much more press than Boise’s win over Hawaii. Don’t get me wrong, I do think it’s a bigger win, but it is still baffling for a team like Boise to be so impressive week in and week out and still getting ‘leap-frogged’ by other teams….oh, and VA Tech is back on top of the ACC in case anyone is wondering.
Team Conference Overall
Boise St. 4-0 8-0
Hawaii 5-1 7-3
Fresno St. 4-1 6-2
Nevada 3-1 8-1
Louisiana Tech 2-3 3-6
Idaho 1-3 4-5
Utah St. 1-4 3-6
New Mexico St. 1-4 2-8
San Jose St. 0-4 1-8
Written by Rusty Pettit. Follow him on Twitter @isbnrustypettit.