Week 1 Mountain West Football: What Did We Learn
With all 12 teams in action we get to know a bit about each
Every team has played a game and we know just a bit more about each team.
Colorado owns Colorado State, again
So much for the Rams being this team that could challenge for a New Year’s Six bowl game — well they do have Alabama and anything can happen, so technically a chance.
Or maybe it was these guys who helped CU?
Of course the refs didn’t cost the Rams the game but points were taken off the board on a few very questionable offensive pass interference calls. Those calls would have given the Rams more of a chance if the score was closer.
Maybe the Josh Allen hype has been premature all along?
Wyoming’s offense struggled with loss of star offensive players
The Cowboys offense rarely went down field in the passing game, as was the plan due to a pair of true freshman starting on the offensive line. That caused the passing game to be subpar and then the running game was underwhelming with 59 yards. Overall, the Cowboys managed just 3.3 yards per play.
UNLV suffers biggest point-spread update ever
Thee was hope and optimism in the Rebels this year. The offense was on path to be very good, and they did score 40 points. However, the problem was that they gave up 43 points to Howard while being a 45-point favorite. Howard was led by Cam Newton’s younger brother, Caylin, who passed for 140 yards and rushed for 190.
Air Force being Air Force
Not a ton to take away from this game as it was a 62-0 drubbing over VMI. The one interesting tidbit is that the Falcons decided to throw the ball a bunch with Arion Worthman completing 8 of 12 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns.
Yes, the Lobos cruised to a win over Abilene Christian, 38-14, and it was Lamar Jordan who was given the chance to throw the ball and he did. The senior quarterback completed 11 of 17 passes for 213 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions. Let’s hold off on any real judgement until the Lobos play an FBS team.
Hawaii can run and throw
Last week it was John Ursua who had over 200 yards receiving, but against Western Carolina the ground game took over with Diocemy Saint Juste rushing for 202 yards.
Fresno State has an offense
Hard to really judge how good the Bulldogs could be as they smoked Incarnate Word, 66-0, in Jeff Tedford’s debut. Compared to last year it was good to see Fresno State move the ball.
Nevada sort of has an offense
The new Pack Attack offense had its moments against Northwestern by going downfield, but starting quarterback Ty Gangi only threw for 199 yards and was only 16 of 37.
Does Boise State have a QB controversy?
Kansas grad transfer Montell Cozart was always going to see time for Boise State in their home opener. When he was in the offense looked better compared to Brett Rypien and Cozart was efficient with 6 of 9 passing for 50 yards and had the only passing touchdown. Plus, he ran for another 36 yards.