Week 14 Mountain West Football Picks, TV Schedule, Scoreboard
A couple of trophies are on the line.
Boise State vs. Colorado State start Friday!
Final score: Boise State 31, Colorado State 24
Recap: Boise State had its hands full with a feisty Colorado State team looking to make an impact in their last game of the season. The Broncos were able to hold off the Rams and leave Fort Collins with a 31-24 victory in what could be Mike Bobo’s last game as the CSU head coach.
Trips to Ft. Collins have been pretty interesting in recent years and tonight was no different. While it was a far cry from 2017, it was still more exciting and much closer than anyone could have predicted. Boise State’s defense spent most of the evening getting in the right position but usually half a step behind Ram’s tight end Trey McBride and wide receiver Warren Jackson, who both had extremely productive games.
The offense had its struggles as well as unable to establish any consistent running game even after Coach Harsin said that it was going to be a focus in the second half. Jaylon Henderson kept the passing game rolling and the defense was able to come up big with two turnovers and huge sack late in the game to allow the Broncos to come away with the victory. Henderson continued his hot play going 26 for 36 with 253 yards and two touchdowns while adding 15 yards and a third touchdown on the ground.
Tight end Garret Collingham had an efficient day as he scored touchdowns both times that he touched the ball. His first coming on an RPO end-around where he kept the ball and beat the defense to the endzone and Henderson found him in the back of the endzone for his second.
Colorado State has been playing better recently but this game was closer than it should have been considering how the Broncos had been playing over the past 2 games. With Hawaii coming up to Boise for the Mountain West Championship game it would have been more comforting to see a performance from the Broncos similar to what we have seen the last two weeks, but Boise State was still able to shut down the Ram’s when it mattered most and preserve the win.
Final Score: Air Force 20, Wyoming 6
Final Score: UNLV 33, Nevada 30 (OT)
Recap: Nevada was down 17-0 to UNLV early in the game but stormed back to tie the game late but their comeback fell short as UNLV scores a touchdown in the overtime period to defeat UNLV 33-30 to retain the Fremont Cannon.
The Wolf Pack forced overtime when Nevada running back Devonte Lee scored on a two-yard run to tie the game up at 27 and force overtime.
In the overtime period, Nevada went three and out and Brandon Talton a 42 yard field goal to put Nevada up 30-27.
But on UNLV’s third play of their first overtime possession, Rebels quarterback Kenny Oblad connected with wide receiver Steven Jenkins for a 19-yard touchdown pass to push UNLV over Nevada 33-30 in the overtime period.
Nevada ends their regular season with a 7-5 records while UNLV ends their season with a 4-8 and sends recently fired head coach Tony Sanchez out a winner.
The game result will not really be remembered due to the fight that broke out after the game ended.
Utah State at New Mexico
Final Score: Utah State 38, New Mexico 25
BYU at San Diego State
Final Score: San Diego State 13, BYU 3
Final Score: San Jose State 17, Fresno State 16
Army at Hawaii
Final Score: Hawaii 52, Army 31