Texas A&M 59
La. Tech 57
Dreams of the BCS might have been crushed in Shreveport, La., last night, but the legend of Sonny Dykes’ Bulldogs still grew. In their home away from home, La. Tech stumbled out of the gate, spotting Texas A&M a 27-0 lead midway through the second quarter.
It was a botched extra point after scoring its second touchdown that ultimately doomed La. Tech. Texas A&M blocked the extra point and returned it the length of the field for a two point conversion, making the score 36-13 instead of 34-14. Down eight, La. Tech quarterback Colby Cameron hit Ray Holley for the 13-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 59-57. The ensuing two-point conversion attempt failed and Texas A&M snuck away with the victory.
Utah State 49
San Jose State 27
It might be sad that one of the most anticipated games in the WAC is a preview of next year’s Mountain West. Both teams played the part of teams belonging in the Mountain West.
Utah State jumped out to a 28-3 lead only to watch San Jose cut it to 28-20 going into halftime.
The Aggies took the reigns of the game after running back Kerwynn Williams took the ball 86 yards to put the Aggies up 15, a lead the Aggies would never look back from. Both Utah State and San Jose State still figure to finish within the top three in the WAC, though it’s Utah State that could end up with double digit wins and the WAC championship at the end of the season.
Maybe Texas- San Antonio isn’t that for real. Two weeks after its first ever win over FBS competition at New Mexico State, UTSA did a complete 180, getting blown out by Conference-USA bottom feeder Rice.
The game was never in question. Rice had twice as many first downs, twice as many total offensive yards, and jumped to a 27-3 lead before spotting UTSA its first touchdown late in the third quarter.
It won’t get any easier from here for Larry Coker’s crew.
San Jose State, Utah State and La. Tech will test just how much of a contender the Roadrunners really are in the WAC.
Sean Kramer can be reached at email@example.com