Outside the friendly confines of Bronco Stadium, other football happened.
Most interesting score of the weekend
San Diego State 39, Nevada 38
The Aztecs dropped the Pack out of the ranks of the MW conference unbeatens (current population: Boise State), courtesy of backup quarterback Adam Dingwell's three touchdowns and overtime two-point conversion. Nevada had played one-score games the previous two weeks, winning against Wyoming and UNLV. Does this take some shine off of Boise State's December 1 game against the Wolf Pack? Absolutely, yes. But I kind of take comfort knowing the Broncos have more margin for error in the conference now that Nevada has proven highly beatable.
Air Force 28, New Mexico 23
New Mexico's Kasey Carrier had 338 yards rushing - 338! - so hopefully that makes you feel better about what the Lobos did to the Bronco defense (he had 86 against Boise State). New Mexico has games remaining against UNLV, Wyoming, and Colorado State, so bowl eligibility is still very much a possibility.
Fresno State 42, Wyoming 14
Fresno made easy work of Boise State's next opponent, dropping the Cowboys to 1-6 on the year. So don't plan on Laramie to be buzzing on Saturday.
Louisiana Tech 70, Idaho 28
The Bulldogs had 56 points and over 500 yards by halftime and were in control from the get-go after Idaho fumbled the opening kickoff on its own one-yard line. Or was it that Idaho was out of control? I lose track.
Notre Dame 17, BYU 14; Marshall 59, Southern Miss 24; Michigan 12, Michigan State 10
Boise State's nonconference schedule had a rough weekend.