Mark A. Cunningham
Results of Boise State's friends and enemies ...
Most interesting score of the weekend
Miami (OH) 23, Ohio 20
The Ohio Bobcats fell from the ranks of the unbeaten and from the running to BCS bust, losing to former Boise State lunchmeat Miami (OH) in the most uncomfortable of ways. Bobcat quarterback Tyler Tettleton took a sack on the game's final play, a play designed to take a quick shot at the end zone so that Ohio could still kick the game-tying field goal before time expired. Didn't happen, obviously. Not only did Ohio lose, but they lost to a Bronco opponent, boosting Boise State's SOS (conceivably) in the computers. Win-win.
Air Force 48, Nevada 31
Boise State's biggest competition for the MW title now has two conference losses after the Pack gave up 600 yards in the road loss. I am dreading the December 1 visit to Reno a little less now (but still with plenty of healthy respect).
Fresno State 49, New Mexico 32
The Bulldogs trailed in this one by 21 points before mounting the comeback behind Derek Carr's 400 yards and four touchdowns. Needless to say, I was super stoked to know Boise State is not the only team susceptible to New Mexico's weird juju.
San Diego State 24, UNLV 13
It wasn't pretty, but it got the Aztecs to 6-3 (4-1 in conference) for their tilt against the Broncos next weekend. Adam Muema and Walter Kazee each rushed for more than 100 yards, probably to get it out of their system before it doesn't happen versus Boise State.
Colorado State 42, Hawaii 27
It's official. Hawaii is the worst team in the MW.
Michigan State 16, Wisconsin 13 (OT)
The Spartans finally helped out the Broncos with a win over Top 25 (barely, at No. 25) Wisconsin.
BYU 41, Georgia Tech 17
Boise State will take any strength of schedule boost it can get these days.
Rice 44, Southern Miss 17
Still winless, in case you were curious.