Hey pals, anything interesting going on in your lives? Nothing? That’s great. While patiently waiting for our recap of the Aztecs-Cal thriller, let’s take a few minutes to check out what happened around the mighty Mountain West this week:
Nebraska 52, Wyoming 17
Sometimes you eat the cupcake, and sometimes you are the cupcake. Cowboy Cupcakes sounds like a gimmick mail order company that advertises heavily around greeting card holidays. Use offer code YEEHAW to rustle up some savings.
Last week’s lazy Kabeer Thirty take: “Huskers pad their record with another MW opponent.” Analysis: Solid take.
Air Force 48, Georgia State 14
Air Force’s unfortunately named Tim McVey ran a kickoff back 99 yards for a touchdown, which is almost as cool as 100+. Big wins over Abilene Christian and Georgia State will surely keep eyes batting at the Big 12. Whatever, man. We didn’t even want to be there, anyway.
Last week’s Kabeer Thirty take: “Way to schedule the tough ones, AFA.” Analysis: Solid take.
USC 45, Utah State 7
This game did, indeed, occur.
Last week’s Kabeer Thirty take: “So much drama at SC. Aggies could make it an interesting game, or get their ass handed to them.”
Analysis: Hedged. They got their asses handed to them.
Notre Dame 39, Nevada 10
Nevada had a difficult time with Cal Poly SLO (which has NEVER happened to the Aztecs, OK??) and it turns out Notre Dame is a lot better than Cal Poly.
Last week’s Kabeer Thirty take: “Ooh, that should go well for Nevada-Reno.” Analysis: Solid take.
Colorado State 23, Texas San Antonio 14
Folks, it looks like there’s another TSA that is total garba-
Last week’s Kabeer Thirty take: “CSU looks to get off the schneid at home vs the UTSA Roadrunners of Conference USA.” Analysis: They did.
San Jose State 66, Portland State 35
Coach Leonidas led his best 300 (or whatever their current number of dressed players is) mighty Spartans into battle vs. the forces of Portland State and emerged victorious. This game may or may not have occurred.
Last week’s Kabeer Thirty take: “Possible further embarrassment for SJSU.” Analysis: It’s Portland State, and they fell 3 short of 69? We’re rating this one “Solid take.”
New Mexico State 32, New Mexico 31
Not even going to pretend to care.
Last week’s Kabeer Thirty take: “Smart scheduling. One of them has to win.” Analysis: The take was solid.
UCLA 42, UNLV 21
Hey, the Rebels beat the spread!
Last week’s Kabeer Thirty take: “Rebs open as -26 point dogs at the Rose Bowl.” Analysis: UNLV bets won and that’s really what matters.
Fresno State 31, Sacramento State 3
Did anyone really win here?
Last week’s Kabeer Thirty take: “Lol. MID STATE RIVALRY. Sac State is bad.” Analysis: Solid take.
Boise State 31, Washington State 28
I now live in Washington, and since moving here I have learned a term; “Couging it.” As it turns out, they didn’t Coug it so much as mount a valiant comeback and fall JUST short. Same effect.
Last week’s Kabeer Thirty take: “The Cougs just lost at home to FCS power Eastern Washington, so don’t be too impressed if Boise gets a win over Pac-12 bottom feeder WSU on the blue turf.” Analysis: Solid take. Remaining unimpressed.
San Diego State 45, California 40
It really happened, folks. Recap forthcoming!
Last week’s Kabeer Thirty take: “I think [we’ll beat Cal], but more importantly, we NEED to beat them.” Analysis: Bedrock-solid take.
Hawai’i 41, Tennessee-Martin 36
I’m not sure if Tennessee-Martin is a school or a vaudeville act, but Hawai’i is bad.
Last week’s Kabeer Thirty take: “Rainbows get a W in their home opener.” Analysis: Solid-ish take.
NEXT WEEK in the Mountain West:
Our beloved Aztecs travel to DeKalb to take on the Huskies of Northern Illinois, who are coming off of losses to Wyoming and South Florida. It’s their home opener, they win at home, they’re 0-2 and desperate. OK then. Here’s how the rest shakes out:
Utah State vs. Arkansas State – The Red Wolves have been beaten up by Auburn (fair enough) and Toledo (okay). Party on Merlin Olsen Field.
New Mexico at Rutgers – Battle of Whatever.
Fresno State at Toledo – Holy shit, our second Toledo mention in this piece. Amazing. Toledo plays at the Glass Bowl, and who among us hasn’t? Uh…Toledo!
Wyoming vs. UC Davis – Traveling from Davis to Laramie? That doesn’t sound fun. I’ll take the Cowboys over the…Aggies! Aggies? Didn’t feel bold enough for “Wildcats”? It’s time for Wyoming to eat the Cowboy Cupcakes.
Colorado State vs. Northern Colorado – An ostensible in-state rivalry game the Rams should easily take care of.
Nevada vs. Buffalo – It’s been tough times for the Bulls since losing to the Aztecs in the 2013 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Pack should handle their business at home.
San Jose State vs. Utah – The Spartans are still terrible.
Hawai’i at Arizona – Tough sked for the Rainbows. They take an L.