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WAC recap: SJSU beats NMSU in battle of acronyms

For the first time in several weeks, the WAC recap does not involve an upset of a favored WAC team. Now might be a good time to point out that Fresno State had a bye.

The greatest chance of an upset was in Las Cruces where New Mexico State hosted San Jose State, one of the Broncos' chief conference rivals this season. The upset talk soon subsided, however, once Chase Holbrook began throwing passes to the other team.

SJSU returned two picks for scores in the first half en route to a 31-14 victory. Quarterback Kyle Reed was content just sitting back and watching the game unfold as the Spartan QB threw for a piddly 50 yards total. SJSU gained just 201 total yards, proving the age-old adage that "Yes, New Mexico State is that bad."

Even worse, following their win over Nevada last weekend and with a feel-good charity for breast cancer in the works, the Aggies made a big push for a sellout of Saturday's game against the Spartans. They came up, oh, about 10,000 people short.

Other WAC scores:


Nevada 44, Utah State 17
Despite QB Colin Kaepernick not being mentally prepared for the game (head coach Chris Ault's words, not ours), the Wolf Pack still managed to roll over Utah State thanks in part to two Kaepernick TD runs and 122 yards from RB Vai Taua. We plan on returning to the "Kaepernick mental preparedness" issue at a later point in time when it is more jokingly feasible for us.

Louisiana Tech 46, Idaho 14
The Vandals scored on their opening possession and then called it a day, letting Daniel Porter and the LaTech Bulldogs run over them for the last 56 minutes, 30 seconds of the game. Porter finished with 145 yards and two TDs, and the benching of Taylor Bennett in favor of Ross Jenkins exceeded everyone's expectations.