What We Learned From Week 4 Of Mountain West Football
Taking a quick look at Week 4.
Initial takes on Week 4?
Boise State is no longer Boise State?
This might be a bit of a stretch that the Broncos are becoming a has been but the fact is they are 5-5 in their last 10 games, were outplayed by Virginia and had their worst home loss since 2001. The running game is non-existent and while the defense has shown to be really good they are young and were picked apart Friday night.
Bryan Harsin is on the hot seat?
Certain Broncos fans are not too happy with Harsin’s performance going back to last season, and they were extremely vocal on social media after the 42-23 loss to Virginia. Realistically it is very premature to even consider firing Harsin, but Boise State fans are not used to losing these types of games.
New Mexico nearly goes #Quinterback
The Lobos quarterback situation has been struck with injuries and heading into the Tulsa game Lamar Jordan and Tevaka Tuioti were out with injuries. New Mexico turned to former linebacker Coltin Gerhart, and he ended up with 156 yards rushing and a touchdown on 24 carries and threw for 108 in the win.
For a brief moment the Lobos had to go with their No. 4 quarterback, true freshman Bryson Carroll, who came in for Gerhart who took a big hit and hurt his shoulder. Luckily Gerhart was able to return.
Special teams and defense lead UNM to victory?
The Lobos held Tulsa to only 13 points. Coming into this game the Golden Hurricanes were averaging 47 per contest. New Mexico earned the win after an interception by Bijon Parker which then resulted in a 10-play, 22-yard clock eating drive in which the Lobos had to attempt a 53-yard field goal.
Weather nearly ruined San Diego State
The rain in this game was beyond crazy, and there was an 89 minute lightning delay in this game.
The rain caused San Diego State trouble as they could not even run the ball while the Falcons were able to use the fullback dive and were successful. Once the rain let up after that delay the Aztecs were able to move the ball in the air and on the ground to get the victory.
Who is Utah State?
The Aggies are a hard to team to understand this year and part of that is due to the swing in opponent strength they played this year. They were blown out by a top 10 team Wisconsin and an above average Wake Forest, but then smoke an FCS team in Idaho State and then just steamrolled San Jose State on the road, 61-10. Utah State hosts BYU on Friday night and the Cougars are not a great team and hopefully this game will let everyone know who the Aggies are.
David Cornwell sighting
The Nevada Wolf Pack, and other teams in the conference, have played two quarterbacks and it seemed that Alabama transfer would see significant time this year Cornwell was the starter into fall camp but did not see his first action until this blowout loss to Washington State. Cornwell completed 13-of-25 passes for 97 yards but had three picks.