Mountain West Football Schedule, Results And More, Week 3

Boise State won on Friday, and then all the action shifted to Saturday. It wasn't pretty for some teams.

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Mountain West Football Results: San Diego State Defeats Washington State, 42-24

After Boise State's victory over Toledo on Friday night, how did things stack up on Saturday? The Wyoming Cowboys played a nail-biter down to the final seconds; Colorado and Colorado State played an exciting Rocky Mountain Showdown; and the San Diego Aztecs received a solid test from Washington State.

Wyoming Cowboys (3-0) def. Bowling Green Falcons (2-1), -With only seconds left to play, Bowling Green had the touchdown to bring the game within one point and just needed to tack on the extra point. However, kicker Kyle Burkhardt's kick was blocked, ending the game. Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith threw a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter for the team's final points. The Cowboys face the Nebraska Cornhuskers next week.

Colorado Buffaloes (1-2) def. Colorado St. Rams (2-1), 28-14  - The Buffs got Jon Embree his first win as a head coach by sending in-state rival Colorado State to defeat after a slow start. Rodney Stewart had a big day for the Buffs.

No. 23 TCU Horned Frogs (2-1) def. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (1-2), 38-17 - That opening loss to Baylor now appears to be just a slight bump in the road. The Horned Frogs easily dispatched the Warhawks to win their 21st straight home game. Well, maybe not that easily, as the Warhawks did lead after the first quarter, 17-14.

Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-0) def. New Mexico Lobos (0-3), 59-13 - This one wasn't pretty for the Lobos after the first quarter. It was even worse in the second quarter, though the Lobos score that quarter. Tech's Seth Doege went 40-of-44 for 401 yards and five touchdowns.

San Diego St. Aztecs (3-0) def. Washington St. Cougars (2-1), 42-24 - This was a close one up until the final quarter. The Aztecs led, 24-21, entering the fourth quarter, but then Ronnie Hillman came up with two touchdown runs (one for 59 yards) and Ryan Lindley threw his second touchdown of the game. Hillman finished the game with 191 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. The Aztecs play Michigan next.

UNLV Rebels (1-2) def. Hawaii Warriors (1-2), 40-20 - UNLV took advantage of Hawaii by forcing three fumbles with two of them by quarterback Bryan Monitz. UNLV Wide receiver Phillip Payne and running back Tim Cornett each scored two touchdowns in the upset win.

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Rocky Mountain Showdown 2011: Colorado Buffaloes Give Jon Embree 1st Win As Head Coach With 28-14 Victory

The Colorado Buffaloes chewed up 10 minutes on the clock in the fourth quarter to come up with another touchdown, ending any chance the Colorado St. Rams had to make a comeback. Tyler Hansen, Rodney Stewart and Tony Jones all came up big, especially pass plays to Stewart for 14 and 26 yards. But the key play on the drive was a 15-yard face mask penalty on Colorado State's Nuku Latu. Instead of facing 3rd-and-20, the Buffs received a fresh set of downs and moved into Rams territory.

Tyler Hansen, who went 17-of-32 for 215 yards, two passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns, put the ball into the end zone for his second rushing touchdown of the game. That effectively ended the Rams' game. Jon Major and Tony Poremba sacked Pete Thomas on the play, the latter on fourth down.

Rodney Stewart had the big day with 19 carries for 98 yards on the groudn. Paul Richardson had a quiet week after his 284-yard receiving yard performance last week. He had just four receptions for 27 yards.

The Buffs won 28-14, picking up head coach Jon Embree's first win with the Buffs. They travel to Columbus, Oh., next week to face the Ohio St. Buckeyes. The Rams will lick their wounds from their first loss and take to the road for a game against the Utah State Aggies.


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Mountain West Football Schedule, Week 3: Colorado-Colorado State, Washington State-San Diego State Lead Saturday's Action

The Mountain West football schedule for this weekend kicked off on Friday night with the No. 4 Boise St. Broncos sending the Toledo Rockets to a 40-15 loss. Quarterback Kellen Moore moved ahead of Peyton Manning on the all-time FCS wins list with 40. Moore should have no problems breaking Colt McCoy's record of 45 by the end of October.

Wyoming Cowboys (2-0) vs. Bowling Green Falcons (2-0), 10:00 a.m., ESPN GamePlan/ESPN3 - Wyoming is back to playing FBS this week after winning their first two games against FCS schools. Bowling Green has allowed an average of 14 points, but Idaho and Morgan State are not powerhouses.

Colorado St. Rams (2-0) vs. Colorado Buffaloes (0-2), 11:30 a.m. MT, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High - The Rocky Mountain Showdown has favored the Buffs throughout its history, but when this game has been played at Mile High it has been a much closer affair. The Buffs have won six of 10 games there, including the last three. Have the Buffs finally found a team they can beat?

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (1-1) vs. No. 23 TCU Horned Frogs (1-1), 12:00 p.m. MT, Versus - TCU bounced back with a huge win over the Air Force Falcons (who are off this week). The Warhawks shouldn't present much of a problem for Casey Pachall.

Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-0) vs. New Mexico Lobos (0-2), 1:30 p.m. MT - The Lobos just don't catch a break.

Washington St. Cougars (2-0) vs. San Diego St. Aztecs (2-0), 4:30 p.m. MT, Versus - Marshall Lobbestael tore apart UNLV for 361 passing yards and five touchdowns, but he will face a tougher test this week with the Aztecs. Can Aztecs running back Ronnie Hillman and quarterback Ryan Lindley keep the team undefeated?

Hawaii Warriors (1-1) vs. UNLV Rebels (0-2), 8:00 p.m. MT, Versus - The Warriors were unable to defeat the Washington Huskies last week, but the Rebels shouldn't prevent much opposition in this game.

For more on the Mountain West, visit the Mountain West Connection.

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Boise State Vs. Toledo Final Score: Kellen Moore Picks Up 40th Career Win In 40-15 Decision

Boise St. Broncos quarterback Kellen Moore is fast approaching an NCAA record. With the 40-15 victory on Friday night, Moore moved ahead of Peyton Manning on the all-time FCS wins list with his 40th victory. Georgia's David Greene and TCU's Andy Dalton are next on the list at 42 while Texas' Colt McCoy holds the record at 45. Moore should have no problems breaking that milestone.

Moore tied a career-high with five touchdown passes in this win. After a slow start, Moore threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter and two in the second half. His best were a throw that turned into a 71-yard score and a one-yard throw to Tyler Shoemaker on a fade in the end zone. He finished 32-of-43 for 455 yards.

The Rockets did lead this game at one point, 6-0, but the feel-good effects from their almost-upset of Ohio State quickly dissipated once Moore got the offense on track.

The 2-0 Broncos host the Tulsa Golden Hurricane next weekend. Kellen Moore can tie Colt McCoy for the record in late October when the Broncos play Air Force.

For more on this game, visit Boise State blog One Bronco Nation Under God and MAC blog The Hustle Belt.

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