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SDSU 28 - Air Force 41
Coach Noffke relied heavily on his defense and special teams in what is always a very tough contest when playing SDSU. Coach Noffke forced and recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff. This set the tone early and put Air Force in great position to score. Air Force took the early lead 7-0. On SDSU next drive Air Force forced an INT. However, Air Force's offense could not put anything together the rest of the half. SDSU relied heavily on QB Andrews to guide the team and Coach Oshio put together impressive drives early in the 2nd quarter to go up 14-7. SDSU also picked QB Smith off to help them take the lead. Air Force was able to kick a FG as time expired in the 1st half going into halftime 14-10.
Air Force received the ball in the 2nd half and AA Barrett produced big time with a 94 yard kick return (2nd return TD of the year). Air Force took the 17-14 and would not look back. Air Force was able to score two more touchdowns before the 4minute mark in the 3rd to go up 31-14. SDSU put a great drive together and scored with seconds left in the 3rd to put themselves only down by 10, 31-21. Air Force and SDSU both swapped TDs in the fourth and Air Force played in conservative and kicked a late FG to take the lead 41-28. Air Force's defense forced 4 INTs, 3 of which were picked by AA CB Harris (5 Ints in two weeks).
Air Force's head coach knew he had to rely on his defense and special teams since Coach Oshio always brings a tough pass defense that change the game if a run game can not be established.
Wyoming 58 Florida 51
Yes Coach Duke has finally did it. He beat a ranked team this season. And he didn't get blown out like in the other attempts. Wyoming was down 34-14 in just the second quarter. The Cowboys were just getting dismantled and beat left and right on runs and or passes. Coach Duke said nothing to his boys except "lets win" in the past Coach Duke just pretty much raged at his players win or loss. But since he was calm and with a smile on his face his boys went out and played with their hearts. Smith threw the game winning touchdown and Fagan got the game winning INT to seal this game. Hell of a comeback by the Cowboys.
UNLV Now 1-6 in the Brethren Bowl
UNLV played host to the annual Brethren Bowl and it wasn't a good game to watch. "Coach Irish seems to have my number. His team is always prepared. And we threw too many INTs which is inexcusable." Says Coach Beardown. "Amir was very flustered with Irish's fast flowing defense. He's a freshman so I can't put too much blame on him. Once you get flustered, you can't really get out of it. I just hope he learns from this. The film will be quite the experience for him." Amir Harris threw 4 INTs which was quite a drastic change from his 3 INTs in the first 5 games. "I won't lie, the pressure was intense. They had a linebacker who was destroying the right side of the line. I felt his pressure every time he blitzed." Says Amir. UNLV now has the scrappy New Mexico team who is in desperate need of a win.
BRETHREN BOWL RIVALRY
#17 COLORADO STATE 35
NEVADA LAS VEGAS 14
Big plays really hurt UNLV. After a few early punts CSU started to get the offensive attack going. Pittman hit WR Patrick Lambdin wide open on a curl pattern in the endzone for 6. On an option play in the 2nd quarter Pittman kept a read option play, spun around a would-be tackler, and scored for 6. UNLV finally got on the board just before halftime but the momentum was quickly regained by the Rams as they took the KR back for six due to the quicks of Ryan Henderson. CSU led 21-7 at halftime.
Pittman hit flourishing WR Kyle Robinson on a deep streak for a jump ball for six. UNLV would add another TD in the 4th, but Pittman would seal the deal on a 72 yard QB draw for the game ending touchdown 35-21
Fresh off a very tough loss to Wyoming (clock mismanagement on the with 1 yard to go to score, Les Miles style), the Cougars took out their frustrations on conference for TCU. The first quarter was all BYU, the Cougars racked up three TDs to gain a 21-0 lead going into the second. TCU committed some early turnovers, and couldn't stop anything on defense. They managed to put up a FG in the second, but going into halftime, BYU had a huge lead of 38-3.
With the crowd roaring, freshman QB Bill Maxwell came in to finish out the blowout. He completed 7 of his 13 passes for 125 yards, so he had no problems with the TCU secondary either. BYU slowed things down in the third and fourth quarters, grinding out the clock. Vincent Mitchell would convert a short third down to put BYU up 44-3, and TCU finally managed a TD drive in the 4th. Final score: 44-10 BYU. Coach Fuzzy could not be more happy with how his team performed today.
In a very exciting finish, the Utah Utes were able to outlast the NM Lobos 28-21 in OT. Boosted by the performance of FR QB Max Taylor(339 yds, 2 TD's-1 INT), the Utes were able to overcome a 14-0 halftime deficit. The winning play in OT came on a 6-yd pass from Taylor to TE Keith Roberson in which he broke a tackle at the two before he was able to fall into the endzone!
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