| 03.21.2018

WAC Round-up


San Jose State 31
Texas State 20

San Jose State is one win away from bowl eligibility after taking care of business at home against Texas State, not that it was easy. Texas State led by as much as a touchdown in the first half and went into halftime ahead 20-17. San Jose State responded in the third quarter, scoring two touchdowns within a five-minute period and clamping down defensively to put the game away. San Jose State becomes bowl eligible with a win at Idaho next weekend. The Vandals have beat the Spartans three consecutive years.

La. Tech 28
New Mexico State 14

Upset alerts were on code red Saturday in Las Cruces when the Aggies went into the locker room at halftime only trailing the Bulldogs of La. Tech 7-0. But La. Tech asserted its second half dominance that the team has displayed all season, extending the lead to 28-0 by the fourth quarter. Two ‘garbage time’ touchdowns for New Mexico State with less than six minutes remaining in the game made the contest seem closer than it was. Still, this is a shocking result for a La. Tech team that rolled 70 points on Idaho the week before. La. Tech has three weeks until its mega-WAC showdown against Utah State, with Texas-San Antonio and Texas State to take care of before then.

Utah State 48
Texas-San Antonio 17

It was expected that Texas-San Antonio would come down to earth in the heart of WAC play, but the last two games have proven UTSA has a long way to go to compete with the bigger teams in the conference. A week after getting rolled by San Jose State, the Roadrunners were given similar treatment while hosting Utah State Saturday. Utah State took a 7-0 lead three minutes into the game and never looked back, leading 27-3 at halftime. Utah State, now at 7-2, hosts Texas State next weekend before getting a bye to prepare for that huge match-up at La. Tech.

Sean Kramer can be reached at arg-sports@uidaho.edu

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