MWC scores & highlights
SAN DIEGO -- Here is your weekly rundown of games around the Mountain West Conference.
UNLV 34, Vanderbilt 10
NASHVILLE -- SEC who? UNLV stunned the college football world Saturday afternoon -- and snapped a four-game losing streak -- knocking off the Commodores behind 172 yards passing and a pair of touchdown tosses from Rebels back-up quarterback, Kenyon Oblad. Running back, Chad Magyar, also had a big day for the road underdogs, eclipsing the century mark with 116 yards and a touchdown. UNLV moves to 2-4 overall and vaulted the conference record against the SEC this season to 3-2 overall, while Vanderbilt dropped to 1-5. "Obviously really excited for that locker room," UNLV coach Tony Sanchez told ESPN. "Those kids worked extremely hard, from spring ball through camp through the duration of the season, and things have not started the way we wanted them to this year. These guys show up every day, they've got a great attitude, there's never moping around."
Colorado State 35, New Mexico 21
ALBUQUERQUE -- Patrick O'Brien torched the Lobos for a career-high 420 passing yards and connected on three touchdowns Friday night to give the Rams their first FBS win it its last 10 tries. It was also CSU's 10th straight win over New Mexico. Warren Jackson snagged a pair of those touchdown strikes and finished with nine catches for a career-high 214 yards. CSU is now 2-5 overall and 1-2 in Mountain West play. The Lobos fell to 2-3 on the season and are winless in their first two conference games.
Nevada 41, San Jose State 38
RENO -- Nevada's Brandon Talton booted a 40-yard field goal as time expired to help lift the Wolf Pack to a home win over the upstart Spartans Saturday afternoon in Reno. San Jose State erased a 21-point deficit but couldn't pull it off in the end. Toa Taua was the star for Nevada, rushing for 160 yards and a score in the win. Malik Henry of "Last Chance U" fame threw for 352 yards in his first start. The Wolf Pack is now 4-2 overall and 1-1 in MWC play. SJSU is now 3-3 and 1-2 in league action.
Air Force 43, Fresno State 24
COLORADO SPRINGS -- Donald Hammond rushed for a pair of touchdowns and tossed another as Air Force pulled away from visiting Fresno State in the second half Saturday afternoon at Falcon Stadium. Air Force rushed for 340 yards on 69 carries and Kyle Johnson picked off a pass and took it 24 yards for the score. Benjamin Waters caught one pass, but he made the most of it, going 53 yards for a touchdown. The Falcons move to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in Mountain West play. Fresno State is 2-3 and 0-1 in league play.
Boise State 59, Hawaii 37
BOISE -- In what was billed as a possible MWC title match up, the No. 14 Broncos rolled to a big win over visiting Hawaii. Boise State won the game, but suffered a potentially big loss when starting quarterback, Hank Bachmeier, was injured in the second quarter. Chase Cord entered the game and promptly tossing three touchdowns in the victory. Bryan Harsin is calling Bachmeier's injury a sort of "hip flexor." Cole McDonald, Hawaii's quarterback, connected on three touchdown passes in the loss. Boise State is now 3-0 in the conference and 6-0 overall. The Rainbow Warriors fall to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in league play.