Here are the scores from the weekend that have an impact on Boise State's universe.
The most interesting score of the weekend
Utah 24, BYU 21
Two missed field goals in the final seconds cost BYU the game and Boise State a chance at a Top 25 matchup this Thursday night. The first Cougar try from 51 yards with one second left was blocked, but a hasty crowd of Utah party animals rushed the field too soon (for the second time), leading to a 15-yard penalty and another try from 36 yards, which clanged off the upright. Field goal kicking, amirite?
Notre Dame 20, Michigan State 3
San Jose State 40, Colorado State 20
This is the Rams' second consecutive underwhelming loss following their season opening win over Pac-12 Colorado. Man, how bad must Colorado be? Answer: see below.
Fresno State 69, Colorado 14
Fresno scored 48 unanswered points in the first quarter-and-a-half, including a 90-plus-yard catch and 90-plus-yard run. When you are trying to figure out what kind of team Fresno has this year, probably best to just throw out this game because Colorado is just the worst.
Nevada 45, Northwestern St 34
The Wolf Pack gave up 585 total yards to the Demons (not an D1A team, obviously) and led by only four midway through the fourth quarter before pulling away late. That Cal win at Cal must seem like ages ago.
Cal Poly 24, Wyoming 22
This week's Mountain West Loss to a D1AA team.
San Diego State 49, North Dakota 41
This week's Mountain West Narrow Win over a D1AA team.
East Carolina 24, Southern Miss 14
The Golden Eagles outgained the Pirates by almost 100 yards, but that matters less when you go minus-three in turnover differential. SoMiss is now 0-2 on the year and has Western Kentucky (win?) and Louisville (loss?) before the Bronco game.
LSU 63, Idaho 14
You can spend your whole life and never understand how this game was 21-14 with 40 seconds left in the first half.