Sunday, October 9, 2016

Bilo's College Football PASS/FAIL Reports Week 6: Mountain West

Mountain West
PASS: Wyoming, Hawaii, Nevada, Colorado State, San Diego State, Boise State
Josh Allen passed for 3 TDs, and Wyoming has finally come around during the Craig Bohl era, as the Cowboys are now 2-0 in MWC play this season. Wyoming was plus 3 in turnovers, and stopped the Air Force rushing attack.
Hawaii used a 10-0 4th quarter to pull away from San Jose State on the road, and the Rainbows have now won 3 of their last 4 to even up at 3-3. Dru Brown passed for 287 yards and 2 TDs, and rushed for another in the win.
Nevada had to rally, but they did exactly that in a 27-22 win over Fresno State. Wyatt Demps caught 3 TD passes in the win, as the Pack snapped a losing streak and evened up at 3-3.
Colorado State looked like they were falling again this week, but they woke up after trailing 24-10 to shut Utah State down after the half, and the Rams pulled off a 31-24 win. Izzy Mathews rushed for the game tying score, and then ran for the go ahead for the Rams, who are now 3-3.
San Diego State bounced back from a head scratching loss to South Alabama last week to frustrate UNLV 26-7 at home. Donnel Pumphery rushed for 141 yards and a score, and Rashaad Penny picked up 160 yards and scored twice for the Aztecs.
Boise State scored 42 consecutive points on the way to a 49-21 win over New Mexico on the rod Friday night. Cedrick Wilson and Thomas Sperbeck both caught 9 passes for the Broncos in the easy MWC win. 

FAIL: Air Force, San Jose State, Fresno State, Utah State, UNLV, New Mexico
Air Force turned the ball over 3 times, and was held to just 149 yards rushing. Nate Romine tossed 3 picks after a huge week against Navy in the air last week.
San Jose State gave up 431 yards to Hawaii in a 34-17 loss, and the season is completely lost for the Spartans. SJSU is barreling into a losing season, and Ron Caragher could be gone by the end of the season. Spartans are just lost.
Fresno State continues to spiral out of control, and are now just 1-5. Tim DeRuyter is looking like he is on his way out. The Bulldogs had 452 yards of offense, and yet only had 22 points to show for it.
Utah State completely collapsed after the half, blowing a 24-10 lead against Colorado State to lose. USU gained 461 yards yet struggled to score once again. The Matt Wells star is diminishing quickly.
UNLV passed for only 9 yards, and ended with just 122 yards total in a 26-7 loss to San Diego State on the road. A season where there was limited hope of going to a bowl is slowly starting to spiral away for the young Rebels, who punted 8 times on the night. The good news is that UNLV did not commit a penalty. There’s your silver lining. 
New Mexico had issues in pass coverage all night, and allowed Boise State to run away from them on Friday night. Lamar Jordan threw his 1st TD pass of the year, and if the Lobos want to start winning, they will have to ditch their triple option approach and start playing modern football. Bob Davie is squarely on the hot seat now. 

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