MWC Notebook – 10/4

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Authors: Compiled by Matt L. Stephens

Air Force:

It was a day of celebration near Colorado Springs on Saturday, when the Air Force football team (4-1, 2-0 MWC) defeated rival Navy 14-6 at Falcon Stadium. The win for the Falcons snapped a seven-game slide to the Naval Academy and the first win in the rivalry game for Air Force coach Troy Calhoun.

The Air Force defense held Navy quarterback Ricky Dobbs to 33 percent passing with only 103 yards and two interceptions. He also had only 43 yards rushing.

Brigham Young:

BYU is suffering a rough start to the 2010 football season as the Cougars (1-4, 0-1) lost their fourth consecutive game Friday night on ESPN, losing to Utah State 31-16.
The loss for BYU ends a streak of 10 consecutive wins over the Aggies. Utah State had last defeated the Cougars on Oct. 30, 1993.

New Mexico:

According to Collegiate Baseball, New Mexico has signed the No. 38-ranked 2010 recruiting class. The Lobos’ class ranks ahead of MWC elite TCU, and college baseball powerhouses Arizona, Baylor and Texas A&M.
It has been 48 years since the Lobos have been to the NCAA Tournament.

San Diego State:

It was a great day in Albuquerque, N.M. on Saturday for the SDSU men’s golf team as it captured the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate title.
The Aztecs entered the final 18 holes of the tournament trailing by seven strokes, but rallied to win by shooting a 10-over-par 874.
North Texas came in second place.

TCU:

The TCU soccer team snapped a two-game losing streak (6-6-1, 0-1-0) on Sunday when the Horned Frogs rolled past Houston Baptist 5-2.
Junior forward Kristen Halverson scored two goals and assisted on another in the victory. Halverson now has three goals on the season.

UNLV:

The No. 25 Nevada Wolf Pack took home the Fremont Cannon as they easily defeated UNLV (1-4, 1-1) 44-26 in the annual in-state rivalry football game.
Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw for 124 yards, a touchdown and an interception while rushing for 97 more and another score.
UNLV wide receiver Phillip Payne had a good day receiving with 170 yards, but did not score.

Utah:

While it hasn’t been business as usual this season for the Utah volleyball team (7-8, 2-1), struggling throughout the first half of the season, the Utes were able to sweep rival BYU in Provo, Utah on Friday.
True freshman Morgan Odale had a match-high 19 kills in the win.
Utah has now won five consecutive matches over the Cougars.

Wyoming:

The Wyoming football team (2-3, 0-1) ended a three-game slide in Ohio on Saturday, edging out Toledo 20-15.
Cowboys’ senior wide receiver David Leonard had the play of the game in the second quarter when he threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Chris McNeill to put Wyoming up 14-0.
Wyoming returns to MWC action this week when it heads to TCU.

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