Mountain West Football: Top Ten Single-Game Performances Of The 2019 Season
Which players had the most monster games of the 2019 season in the Mountain West Conference?
Big performances deserve big props.
Football is a team sport but, every so often, things break in such a way that one man can take over and change the course of a contest. The Mountain West is no exception in this regard, so as we continue looking back at the season that was, those dominant individual performances deserve a little time in the spotlight.
Here are the ten best single-game performances from a Mountain West player in 2019.
10. October 26, 2019 – Wyoming’s Xazavian Valladay is the Cowboys’ blunt instrument of choice vs. Nevada
2019 was Valladay’s opportunity to exemplify just what Cowboys football is all about and the Wolf Pack found him in rare form. Though his only touchdown came courtesy of a Sean Chambers pass to open the scoring, Nevada had no answer on his 28 touches all afternoon, coughing up 280 yards of total offense.
9. October 11, 2019 – Colorado State wide receiver Warren Jackson basically catches everything vs. New Mexico
The Rams’ leading receiver proved to be a nightmare for just about every defender unlucky enough to draw him this fall, but it wouldn’t be surprising if the Lobos still wake up in a sweat after his performance against them. Jackson caught nine passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns, his best numbers in a four-game stretch where he topped 100 receiving yards.
8. November 23, 2019 – Air Force quarterback Donald Hammond III goes HAM through the air vs. New Mexico
The Falcons had a special season and Hammond III was one of the most obvious reasons why, but he was never better than when he put up the kind of passing numbers we hadn’t seen from an Air Force quarterback in roughly 40 years. None of his touchdown throws were gimmes, either, coming from 27, 46, 59, and 76 yards against the Lobos. Add in a rushing touchdown, which made him one of just three Mountain West players with five total touchdowns in a game this fall, and it’s an easy inclusion here.
7. November 2, 2019 – Boise State running back George Holani takes over to help escape San Jose State
There weren’t a lot of teams in 2019 who gave the Broncos fits quite like upstart San Jose State, but the freshman Holani made sure there wouldn’t be an upset. After collecting just 20 yards and a short touchdown in the first half, Holani scored three more times and finished with 143 yards of total offense.
6. November 9, 2019 – Hawaii quarterback Chevan Cordeiro oversees a flawless offense against San Jose State
You never knew what you were going to see when you stayed up late for Warriors football and, against the Spartans, it happened that neither offense could be stopped… literally. Cordeiro, the redshirt freshman, outdueled Spartans quarterback Josh Love by engineering a scoring drive every time his Hawaii offense had the ball.
The result? Five total touchdowns — three through the air and two on the ground — and 364 yards of total offense. Whew.