Mountain West Football Scores, Results And More, Week 8

The Mountain West Conference had a light football schedule this weekend and there were few surprises.

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Colorado State Vs. UTEP Final Score: Miners Defeat Rams, 31-17

Not even the lights going down in El Paso were able to prevent the UTEP Miners from defeating the Colorado St. Rams, 31-17. At halftime, the lights at the Sun Bowl went out and the fans used their cell phones to light up the stadium. The Miners led just 17-10 at that point and pulled away in the second half.

Miners quarterback Nick Lamaison was just 8-of-15 for 115 yards, but he had both a passing and rushing touchdown. He struck a 36-yard pass to Nathan Jeffrey less than 90 seconds into the game. He'd wait again until the fourth quarter to score his 33-yard touchdown run. In between those Lamaison scores, Vernon Frazier had touchdown runs of 48 and 83 yards.

For Colorado State, Pete Thomas was just 19-of-33 for 162 yards and one interception. Chris Nwoke had a 24-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for the Rams' only offensive touchdown. Charles Lovett picked off Lamaison for a 45-yard touchdown return during the middle of the second quarter.

The 4-3 UTEP Miners face Southern Miss next while the 3-4 Rams should have an easy time with UNLV next week.

For more on UTEP head over to Miner Rush. Visit the Mountain West Connection for more on the MWC.

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Boise State Vs. Air Force Final Score: Falcons Stay Competitive With Broncos, But Lose, 37-26

When the odds makers started making the line for the Air Force Falcons' game against the Boise St. Broncos, the former wasn't shown much respect since they were underdogs by 30 points. The Falcons kept the game close at times and always had the Broncos on alert. Still, all that resulted in was a 37-26 loss.

The Falcons went down early to the Broncos after Kellen Moore threw a touchdown on the first drive of the game, but momentum shifted in the second quarter when Broncos running back Doug Martin fumbled the ball. Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson completed a 90-yard drive by punching the ball in from the one-yard line.

Down 20-10 at halftime, the Falcons went on to bring the game to within seven points on two different occasions. However, the Broncos answered back each time the Falcons scored. But the Falcons rushing attack frustrated the Broncos defense all day long, including several long downs converted into firsts. The team collectively rushed for 275 yards, including 104 by Mike DeWitt.

Tim Jefferson was just 6-of-14 for 132 yards and a touchdown, but he also had two touchdown runs. Kellen Moore, on the other hand, was 23-of-29 for 282 yards and three touchdowns. He picked up his 45th career win, tying Texas Longhorns quarterback Colt McCoy.

The 7-0 Broncos take next Saturday off while the 3-4 Falcons receive a breather with New Mexico on the slate for next week.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Boise State blog One Bronco Nation Under God and Mountain West blog Mountain West Connection. Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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