Week 7 Roundup: Mountain West

    Oct. 10 at UNLV 30, Fresno State 27 OT And You Care Because … With Fresno State kicker Kody Kroening missing an earlier extra point, the coaching staff

    Oct. 10 at UNLV 30, Fresno State 27 OT 
    And You Care Because … With Fresno State kicker Kody Kroening missing an earlier extra point, the coaching staff chose not to try a field goal in overtime – Marteze Waller dropped the 4th and 17 pass from the 18 – and UNLV capitalized as Nicolai Bornand nailed a 33-yard field goal for the win. The Rebels had a chance to take it in regulation, but Jonathan Leiva missed a 26-yard try. The Rebels had a 17-0 first half lead, but Brian Burrell threw three touchdown passes for the Bulldogs, including a 13-yarder to Waller in the fourth. UNLV was able to tie it up thanks to the missed extra point with Bornand making it 27 all with a 46-yard kick. 
    What Else? Third down conversions: UNLV 8-of-21 – Fresno State 2-of-14 
    – Fresno State QB Brian Burrell completed 25-of-44 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns with two picks 
    – UNLV QB Blake Decker completed 29-of-40 passes for 332 yards and a touchdown with a pick 
    – Fresno State WR Josh Harper caught 12 passes for 187 yards and a score 
    Game Rating: B+ 

    Oct. 11 Colorado State 31, at Nevada 24 
    And You Care Because … Garrett Grayson threw three touchdown passes including a 51-yarder to Rashard Higgins, and Dee Hart ran for a nine-yard touchdown on the way to a 31-3 Colorado State third quarter lead. Nevada made it interesting with 21 unanswered points with Cody Fajardo running for a score and throwing two touchdown passes with an 11-yarder to Richy Turner to make it a seven point game with just over six minutes to play. Fajardo would get one more chance, driving down to the Ram ten, but he was picked off by DeAndre Ellington with 46 seconds to play and CSU held on. 
    What Else? Colorado State WR Rashard Higgins caught ten passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns. 
    – Nevada QB Cody Fajardo completed 27-of-50 passes for 297 yards and two touchdowns with an interception, and ran 12 times for a team-leading 88 yards and a touchdown 
    – Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson completed 26-of-36 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns 
    – Nevada WR Jerico Richardson caught ten passes for 122 yards 
    Game Rating: B+

    Oct. 11 at Hawaii 38, Wyoming 28 
    And You Care Because … Wyoming took a 14-0 lead in the first six minutes on a 20-yard run from Shaun Wick and a fumble return for a score by Devyn Harris, but Hawaii kept pushing with Quinton Pedroza catching touchdown passes from 16 and 53 yards out, with the second score sparking a run of 21 unanswered points. Ikaiaka Woolsey threw two touchdown passes and Diocemy Saint Juste put the game away with a 16-yard scoring run. 
    What Else? Hawaii QB Taylor Graham completed 9-of-17 passes for 108 yards and a touchdown before suffering a broken foot. Ikaika Woolsey completed 8-of-9 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns 
    – Wyoming RB Shaun Wick ran 24 times for 121 yards and a touchdown 
    – Hawaii RB Diocemy Saint Juste ran 17 times for 135 yards and a score
    – Total yards: Hawaii 513 – Wyoming 322 
    Game Rating: C+

    Oct. 11 at Utah State 34, Air Force 16 
    And You Care Because … Darrel Garretson threw two touchdown passes to Hunter Sharp from 75 yards out on the first play and three minutes later from 23 yards away, and the Utah State run defense held the Falcons in check on the way to a 31-6 halftime lead and an easy win. Air Force didn’t get into the end zone until late in the third quarter on an eight-yard Shayne Davern run, but it was way too late. Garretson also added a 17-yard touchdown run. 
    What Else? Turnovers: Air Force 4 – Utah State 1 
    – Utah State QB Darell Garretson completed 20-of-29 passes for 298 yards and two touchdowns, and he ran eight times for 24 yards and a score 
    – Air Force QB Kale Pearson completed 9-of-18 passes for 169 yards and a pick, and ran 20 times for 43 yards 
    – Utah State WR Hunter Sharp caught 12 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns 
    Game Rating: C-

    Oct. 10 San Diego State 24, at New Mexico 14 
    And You Care Because … Donnel Pumphrey went off, running for 246 yards with a 49-yard scoring run in the second quarter and a 93-yard dash late in the third to help San Diego State overcome a mistake-filled day for the win. Lamar Jordan connected with Carlos Wiggins for a 45-yard touchdown, and Teriyon Gipson ran for a one-yard score to keep New Mexico in the game, but it was Pumphrey’s run, and the Aztec defense, that put the clamps down over the last 20 minutes. 
    What Else? San Diego State RB Donnel Pumphrey ran 20 times for 246 yards and two scores, and Chase Price ran 17 times for 141 yards and a score. 
    – New Mexico QB Lamar Jordan completed 8-of-18 passes for 97 yards with a touchdown and an interception, and he led the team with 52 yards on six carries.
    – San Diego State used three quarterbacks, and they were all bad combining to complete 5-of-17 passes for 73 yards and two interceptions 
    – San Diego State: 4 turnovers and ten penalties for 102 yards – New Mexico: one turnover and six penalties for 57 yards 
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