September 15, 2012; Fresno, CA, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs strong safety Phillip Thomas (16) returns an interception for a touchdown against the Colorado Buffaloes in the third quarter at Bulldog Stadium. The Bulldogs defeated the Buffaloes 69-14. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE
Here is what else happened in college football this weekend, outside Bronco Nation's burning effigies of the BSU red zone playbook.
The most interesting score of the weekend
Tulsa 27, Fresno State 26
Just one week ago, the college football commentariat was prepared to crown Fresno State as darkhorse MW champion candidate after the Bulldogs' dismantling of Colorado. But Fresno showed that it is still perfectly capable of dousing momentum with the cold water of an ill-timed loss - a lesson engraved in their psyche from the Pat Hill era. Two missed PATs proved to be the difference on the scoreboard, so at least Fresno is getting more creative with its losses.
Nevada 69, Hawaii 24
Nevada's Stepfon Jefferson scored seven touchdowns, so good on you if had him in fantasy this week. It was the Wolf Pack's first win on the islands in six decades, which would have made Chris Ault - what - 30 years old at the time?
UNLV 38, Air Force 35
I have stopped trying to figure out this UNLV team.
New Mexico 27, New Mexico State 14
The Lobos matched the win total of the entire Mike Locksley era through four games this season, earning their second win of the season - and first road win in 25 tries - over New Mexico State. Mark May did not need any more ammunition for putting Boise State on upset alert, but I'm sure this will help.
San Jose State 38, San Diego State 34
In a game that saw four fourth quarter lead changes, the Spartans survived to top the Aztecs and move to 3-1 on the season (the one loss, if you remember, was by three points to No. 21 Stanford). In a game of "whoever has the ball last wins," SDSU did not have the ball last with enough time to do anything, despite nearly 500 yards of total offense.
Wyoming 40, Idaho 37 (OT)
In a pillow fight of winless teams, the Cowboys survived thanks to Brett Smith's five touchdowns and a well-played extra period. Idaho got the ball first in overtime and went on a three-play, minus-six-yard drive for a 49-yard field goal and the lead. Smith's fifth touchdown pass came on Wyoming's first overtime play.
Western Kentucky 42, Southern Miss 17
You can probably stop wishing on a dream that the Golden Eagles will help Boise State's strength of schedule this year. That dream is far gone, my friends.
Oregon State 27, No. 19 UCLA 20
Will this loss drop the Bruins behind the Broncos? Only the coaches' interns can know for sure.
LaTech 52, Illinois 24
You might want to watch out for the Bulldogs being a BCS buster-type this season.
Nebraska 73, Idaho State 7