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.