Utah State 3
Utah State was a field goal away from proclaiming itself the best football program in the state of Utah. A shanked 38-yard field goal from Aggie kicker Josh Thompson gave the Cougars all the life they’d need to pull out the victory in Provo. Dynamic BYU quarterback Taysom Hill proved to be the difference, passing for 235 yards and rushing for another 80 yards, also throwing the game-winning touchdown. The loss drops Utah State to 4-2 with a huge match-up next week at San Jose State, with the victor the most likely to challenge La. Tech for the WAC crown.
New Mexico 35
Texas State 14
It’s hard to get a grip on this Texas State Bobcat team. Since blowing the Houston Cougars out of the water in week one, the Bobcats have lost three of their last four, with the only win against FCS Stephen F. Austin. On the other hand, New Mexico may be that good. The Lobos were one of the worst teams in FBS football last season, but under the leadership of former Notre Dame head man Bob Davie, they sit at 3-3, including a loss to Boise State the week before by three. Texas State will open WAC play at home against the Idaho Vandals, a gut check game for both programs.
La. Tech 58
Last week the Bulldogs of La. Tech were held to their least amount of points all season, when they put 44 points on the Cavaliers in a win. Perhaps that didn’t sit so well with Sonny Dykes, so they put up 58 on the struggling UNLV Running Rebels in a home game tune up before the program faces what probably is its biggest game of all-time. Next week the 5-0 (ranked No. 23 in the AP poll and No. 24 in the coaches) Bulldogs will face SEC opponent Texas A&M in Shreveport, Louisiana. A win and the Bulldogs only have to wade through six WAC games for a potential shot at a BCS bowl game. A loss, and there’s no telling what disappointment could lie at the end of a potential 11-1 season thanks to the decrepit situation the WAC is in, in terms of post-season arrangements.
Sean Kramer can be reached at email@example.com
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