The Mountain West Conference had three losses in Week 1 of the 2011 college football season, but no one had expected TCU to be among the losers. They were shocked by the Baylor Bears in a 50-48 loss. They are barely holding onto a Top 25 spot, taking the last spot, in fact.
San Diego St. Aztecs vs. Army Black Knights, 10:00 a.m. MT, CBS Sports Network - The Aztecs had no problems handling the Cal Poly Mustangs on Opening Weekend, 49-21. Quarterback Ryan Lindley threw for four touchdowns and running back Ronnie Hillman piled up 189 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Army lost to Northern Illinois, 49-26, and should have another tough game this weekend.
Northern Colorado Bears vs. Colorado St. Rams, 12:00 p.m. MT, The Mtn. - The Northern Colorado Bears suffered a last-second defeat to Division II opponent Lindenwood, 22-20. The Rams scraped out a 14-10 victory, thanks in large part to Nordly Capi's four forced fumble game. The final one secured the Rams the win.
UNLV Rebels vs. Washington St. Cougars, 3:00 p.m. MT - The Rebels were soundly defeated, 51-17, by former Colorado Rockies second baseman and current Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Russell Wilson in the first week. This week they play the Pac-12's Washington State. They beat up on Idaho State, 64-21, but will be without quarterback Jeff Tuel. He broke his clavicle in the game and is out for possibly two months.
Texas St. Bobcats vs. Wyoming Cowboys, 4:00 p.m. MT, The Mtn. - The Cowboys defeated FCS opponent Weber State, 35-32, and now face another FCS team in Texas State. May they have an easier time against the Bobcats, who lost to Texas Tech, 50-10.
New Mexico Lobos vs. No. 14 Arkansas Razorbacks, 5:00 p.m. MT, ESPNU (at Little Rock, Ak.) - The Razorbacks already have experienced life without running back Knile Davis with a 51-7 victory over Missouri State. The running game barely broke 100 yards, but they won't need to worry about that until Sept. 24 when they play Alabama.
The Boise St. Broncos have the weekend off.
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