MWC Notebook – 9/20

Sep 192010
Authors: Compiled by Matt L. Stephens

Air Force:
After a hot 2-0 start to the 2010 football season, Air Force suffered its first loss of year on Saturday, when the Falcons fell 27-24 to No. 7 Oklahoma.

Playing in front of a crowd of 84,332 at Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson threw for 107 yards while rushing for another 96 and a score in the loss.

Falcons’ cornerback P.J. Adeji-Paul, a Tulsa, Okla., native, had five tackles.

Brigham Young:
The BYU football team couldn’t avenge its 54-28 loss to Florida State a year ago, as the Cougars once again fell to the Seminoles, this time by a score of 34-10.

BYU, which lost at Air Force last week, has now dropped back-to-back regular season games for the first time since 2007, when the Cougars fell to No. 13 UCLA and Tulsa, before winning the remaining 10 games of the season.

New Mexico:
The New Mexico volleyball team took home the South Florida Invitational championship on Saturday afternoon, when the Lobos swept the weekend’s competition in Tampa.

New Mexico, led by Lisa Meeter, who was named the tournament MVP, defeated South Florida and Florida Atlantic 3-1 and Jacksonville 3-0.

The Lobos will start Mountain West Conference play on Thursday at San Diego State.

San Diego State:
Heartbreak struck San Diego State on Saturday when the Aztecs’ football team was less than a minute away from pulling an upset over No. 25 Missouri in Columbia, Mo.

With San Diego State leading 24-20 with 58 seconds remaining in the game, Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert connected with wide receiver T.J. Moe for a 68-yard, game-winning touchdown pass.

Missouri won the game 27-20.

The TCU volleyball team should be receiving more respect in this week’s AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll that comes out today as the Horned Frogs have now won six consecutive matches.
On Friday, TCU swept both UTSA and UAB 3-0 before defeating Ohio 3-1 on Saturday.

The Horned Frogs now have a record of 9-4 on the season and will face crosstown rival SMU on Tuesday in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Bobby Hauck era at UNLV hasn’t started the way Rebels fans would have hoped.

The UNLV football team fell to Idaho 30-7 on Saturday in a game televised on ESPNU, but did manage to score the first touchdown the Vandals allowed all year at their home field of the Kibbie Dome.

UNLV, along with CSU and New Mexico, is now 0-3 on the season.

Utah jumped one spot to No. 13 in this week’s AP Top 25 poll after the Utes steamrolled New Mexico 56-14 on Saturday in Albuquerque, N.M.

The Utes were led by backup quarterback Terrance Cain, playing for the injured Jordyn Wynn. Cain completed 20 of his 23 pass attempts for 248 yards and three touchdowns.

The Cowboys of Wyoming got a taste of things to come on Saturday when they hosted future MWC foe Boise State.

No 3. Boise State cruised to an impressive 51-6 victory at War Memorial Stadium, taking advantage of three Wyoming turnovers.

The Cowboys start MWC play this week when they host Air Force.

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