ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 24: Vincent Smith #2 of the Michigan Wolverines scores on a 7-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter as Gabe Lemon #6 of San Diego State attempts to make the stop during the game against San Diego State at Michigan Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated San Diego 28-7. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Mountain West Results: Brady Hoke Leads Michigan To Victory Over Old Team San Diego State

The Michigan Wolverines moved to 4-0 on the season while sending the San Diego Aztecs to 3-1. Brady Hoke picked up the win over his former team in the contest.

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Mountain West Football Results, Week 4: Nebraska Defeats Wyoming; Air Force, Colorado State Victorious

Both the Air Force Falcons and the Colorado St. Rams picked up wins to counteract their losses in previous weeks. The Falcons easily handled the Tennessee State Tigers by piling up a nearly 800 yards of total offense. The Colorado State Rams needed double overtime, but they sent Utah State home with a 35-34 loss.

San Diego State lost to previous head coach Brady Hoke and his Michigan Wolverines. They are no longer undefeated.

No. 20 TCU Horned Frogs (3-1) def. Portland St. Vikings (2-1), 55-13:  After going down 3-0 to start the game, TCU went on to score 41 points before the Vikings added another field goal. Casey Pachall threw three touchdown passes and Waymon James rushed for 136 yards and one touchdown (he also returned a kickoff for an 82-yard touchdown).

Sam Houston St. (3-0) def. New Mexico Lobos (0-4), 48-45 (OT): At least they took the Bearkats to overtime?

No. 9 Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-0) def. Wyoming Cowboys (3-1), 38-14: Rex Burkhead picked up 170 yards and two touchdowns on the ground for Nebraska.

Boise St. Broncos (3-0) def. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-3), 41-21: Kellen Moore threw four touchdown passes and picked up his 41st career victory. 

Southern Utah Thunderbirds (3-1) def. UNLV Rebels (1-3), 41-16: Southern Utah put up 31 straight points during the middle of the game.

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


Colorado State Vs. Utah State: Rams Defeat Aggies, 35-34, In Double Overtime

Despite being out played and out gained in Saturday night's game, Colorado State defeated Utah State in double overtime, 35-34. In the first overtime period Utah State used running back Robert Turbin to get the touchdown, in fact Turbin ran the ball three times to account for all 25 yards.

Colorado State then responded by using the same Utah State philosophy by running Chris Nwoke on each play--except for the seven yard touchdown pass to Crockett Gillmore. Then in overtime Colorado State was on offense again and scored on two plays. They were assisted by a pass interference call that went against Utah State. Colorado State scored on a two0yard Chris Nwoke run.

Utah State also responded in the second overtime by again using running back Robert Turbin, who ran 25 yards on one play. Then Utah State decided to go for two and the win. Utah State elected to run Turbin, but instead of running up the middle, the play was an outside run that Colorado State was able to stop.

Colorado State was out played by Utah State, but the Rams got the win and that is all what matters. However it does help that Utah State turned the ball over four times and the biggest turnover was the muffed punt at the end of the fourth quarter. The Rams used that to score a touchdown, forcing overtime.


Air Force Routs Tennessee State, 63-24

The Air Force kept clicking in the second half as they finished what they started in routing Tennessee State, 63-24. After the Falcons scored on a seven-yard touchdown pass from Tim Jefferson to Joshua Freeman, extending their lead to 42-10, the Falcons never threw a pass the rest of the game.

Air Force ran the ball at will against Tennessee State, as they accumulated 596 yards rushing on the day. Asher Clark led the rushing attack with 13 carries for 148 yards. On the day the Falcons had 17 players run 64 times with an average of 9.2 yards per carry. Overall Air Force had 793 yards of total offense.

In the passing game quarterback Tim Jefferson went 11-of-13 with 178 yards and three touchdown passes while also running the ball only three times for 41 yards.

The Air Force defense held there own, but did allow 394 yards of total offense. However, they continually forced Tennessee State into third down situations and held them to 3-of-15, stopping multiple drives.

Next week Air Force takes on a much stiffer challenge when they travel to take on the Navy Midshipmen in the first leg for the Commander-In-Chief Trophy.


Mountain West Football Results: San Diego State Undefeated No Longer Following 28-7 Loss To Michigan

It wasn't a banner day passing for Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson, but his legs more than made up for things against the previously undefeated San Diego State Aztecs. The Wolverines moved to 4-0 with a 28-7 victory. Robinson single-handedly defeated the Aztecs with 21 carries for 200 yards and three touchdowns. He was just 8-of-17 for 93 yards and two interceptions.

Robinson had scored his three touchdowns in the first half and had the Wolverines up, 21-0, at halftime. San Diego State quarterback Ryan Lindley did find Colin Lockett for a 16-yard touchdown pass with four second left in the third quarter, but that was all the offense for the Aztecs. Ronnie Hillman had 109 yards on the ground without any touchdowns.

San Diego State will have another tough test as they host the TCU Horned Frogs. It will be San Diego State's first MWC game of the season.

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


Mountain West Schedule 2011: San Diego State Visits Former Coach Brady Hoke At Michigan

The Mountain West Conference schedule starts off with a bang between San Diego State and Michigan--the former Brady Hoke's last team, the latter his current one.

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