MWC Notebook – Nov. 1

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Authors: Compiled by Matt L. Stephens

Air Force:

The Air Force football team (5-4, 3-3) has hit a three-game losing streak after the Falcons lost a close battle to Utah on Saturday, 28-23.

Though Air Force was held to 210 yards rushing on the evening, quarterback Tim Jefferson threw for 201 yards and a touchdown but also two interceptions.

Air Force will try to get back on track next week as it heads to West Point, N.Y., to face Army for the Commander-in-Chief Trophy.

Brigham Young:

Miles Batty, a junior from Sandy, Utah, won the 8K at the Mountain West Conference Cross Country Championships in Laramie, Wyo., on Friday with a time of 25:01.6. It was Batty’s third win of the season and crowned him the MWC cross country Male Athlete of the Year.

BYU’s men’s cross country team finished the MWC Championships in second place.

New Mexico:

The renovated University Arena, more commonly referred to as “The Pit” opens its doors to fans today with an open house.

Students may view the men’s basketball practice from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and the rest of the public may view practice starting at 3:30 p.m. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m.

San Diego State:

The SDSU football team (6-2, 3-1) was able to hold off Wyoming 48-38 in Laramie on Saturday, thanks to a big game from quarterback Ryan Lindley.

Lindley completed 50 percent of his passes for 365 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Aztecs’ running back Brandon Sullivan, despite only carrying the ball six times for 15 yards, also had three rushing touchdowns.

TCU:

After ending a four-match losing streak on Friday by sweeping Air Force, the TCU volleyball team (13-10, 4-5) dropped a tough one on Sunday to UNLV, 3-2.

Senior middle blocker Christy Hudson had her second triple-double of the season with 14 kills, 11 assists and 18 digs in the loss.

After starting October in second-place in the MWC standings, the Horned Frogs are now in sixth.

UNLV:

Redshirt freshman Rene Ruegamer of UNLV’s men’s tennis team earned two titles at the Larry Easley Memorial Classic over the weekend.

Ruegamer won the Flight Two singles championship, 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 and a 9-8 victory in doubles with teammate Alex Bull.

UNLV’s season will resume in January when the Runnin’ Rebels host Texas Tech.

Utah:

ESPN announced on Sunday that its hit Saturday morning, on-location show, “College Football GameDay” will be in Salt Lake City this upcoming weekend for the showdown between undefeated MWC schools Utah and TCU.

The last time GameDay visited Salt Lake City was during Utah’s Fiesta Bowl season in 2004.

The game between the Utes and Frogs will be televised on CBS College Sports.

Wyoming:

The Wyoming soccer team (7-9-3, 1-3-3) tied Air Force 0-0 on Saturday in Laramie, guaranteeing the Cowgirls a spot in the MWC Championships in San Diego.

It was the seventh time Wyoming had shutout an opponent this season.

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