MWC Notebook – 9/27

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Sep 262010
 
Authors: Compiled by Matt L. Stephens

Air Force:

The Air Force football team (3-1, 2-0 MWC) survived at Wyoming on Saturday, rallying in the fourth quarter to beat the Cowboys 20-14.

Entering the final period trailing 14-7, the Falcons got a boost from senior running back Nathan Walker and junior quarterback Tim Jefferson, who both had touchdown runs from nine and six yards out, respectively.

Brigham Young:

BYU’s football season continued its struggles on Saturday, falling at home to Nevada 27-13.

True freshman Jake Heaps got his first career start for the Cougars (1-3, 0-1), completing 24 of 45 pass attempts for 229 yards, one interception and no touchdowns.

BYU travels to Logan, Utah to face Utah State on Friday in a game televised on ESPN.

Colorado State:

Just a day after honoring former CSU All-American Keli McGregor, the Rams lost another family member as Anthony Cesario passed away Sunday due to heart related issues.

Cesario, 34, was an All-American offensive guard for the Rams, playing as a member of the CSU football team from 1995-98. He was drafted in the 1998 NFL Draft by Jacksonville as the 88th overall pick.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

New Mexico:

New Mexico (0-4, 0-2) is now the only football team in the Mountain West Conference without a win, as the Lobos dropped a 45-10 affair at UNLV on Saturday night.

Due to injuries, New Mexico was forced to start true freshman quarterback Tarean Austin. Austin completed only 43 percent of his passes for 177 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. He was also sacked four times.

Lobos’ running back Demond Dennis had 88 yards on the ground.

San Diego State:

The SDSU football team (3-1) is off to its best start since 1981, as the Aztecs dominated Utah State 41-7 on Saturday thanks to the air attack provided by quarterback Ryan Lindley.

Lindley, a junior, had 362 yards and three touchdowns on the night. He connected with Vincent Brown on five occasions for 177 yards and two scores.

Brown now has over 2,000 yards receiving in his career.

TCU:

After having its six-match winning streak snapped against cross-town rival SMU on Tuesday, the TCU volleyball (9-6, 0-1) lost a heartbreaker at San Diego State on Saturday, falling 3-2.

Despite the loss, Horned Frog senior middle blocker Christy Hudson tallied her fourth career triple-double with 11 kills, 19 assists and 13 digs.

TCU will play host to UNLV on Thursday.

UNLV:

The UNLV men’s soccer team (3-5) was shutout by No. 18 UC-Irvine on Saturday 4-0, thanks to a big second half by the Anteaters in the UNLV Rebels Classic.

UCI scored four goals in a 20-minute span to push them past the Rebels.

UNLV heads to Albuquerque, N.M. to kickoff Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action on Friday against No. 25 New Mexico.

Utah:

The Utah football team (4-0, 2-0) continued to roll on Saturday, defeating San Jose State 56-3.

Sophomore quarterback Jordan Wynn returned to action after missing the previous two games with a sprained thumb and completed 14 of 18 passes for 124 yards.

Wynn played the entire first half and one series in the third quarter before sitting the remainder of the game.

Wyoming:

For the first time since 1984, the Wyoming volleyball team (15-2, 1-1) has won a match in Provo, Utah, as the Cowgirls defeated BYU 3-0.

Senior outside hitter Lauren Whitney led Wyoming with seven kills and 10 digs.

It was the first the Cowgirls had beaten BYU since 2004, a game that was in Laramie, Wyo.

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