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Laramie, WY (SportsNetwork.com) - Brett Smith accounted for 385 total yards and three touchdowns to lead the Wyoming Cowboys past the New Mexico Lobos, 38-31, in Mountain West Conference action at War Memorial Stadium.Smith was 19-of-33 passing for 247 yards and a touchdown through the air while also adding a season-high-tying 138 rushing yards to go with two scores on the ground. Shaun Wick was...
Week 1 of the 2013 college football season is in the books, and a few coaches are feeling the pressure after their opening week performance.Connecticut’s Paul Pasqualoni takes the top spot in Athlon’s hot seat rankings after Week 1. The Huskies turned in an awful performance against Towson, losing to the FCS opponent on Thursday night. Considering Connecticut had very little margin...
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2013, Athlon asked coaches in the Mountain West to talk...
Whether you hate or love the BCS, the bowl season is exciting time for college football fans. Although some believe there are too many bowl games, it's one last chance to see teams before the long offseason sets in. And considering how long the offseason is, maybe 35 bowl games isn't too many after all. With college football's new playoff format coming with the 2014 season, this...
Determining the worst coaching tenures for any period is no easy task. Each program has its own set of hurdles to overcome, and all coaches aren’t on equal footing when they take over a job.In forming Athlon’s list of the top 25 worst coaching tenures of the BCS era, we placed an emphasis on what shape the program is before the coach arrived, how it fared during his tenure, and the...
2013 MWC Predictions
1. Boise State
2. Utah State
3. Air Force
5. Colorado State...
A chance to coach college football at the top level of the game for a living should make any man on the sideline to be thankful.
Some should be more thankful than others this year, though, to be coaching major college football this season.
Whether they’re thankful for their health, thankful for a second chance or thankful to be gainfully employed despite the results, here is our list of...
The college football coaching carousel was busy in the offseason, as 28 programs changed hands. Here’s how we rank the new hires:
1. Urban Meyer, Ohio State
Previous Job: College football analyst, ESPN
Pros: Meyer boasts an incredible 104–23 record as a head coach in stops at Bowling Green, Utah and Florida. His teams are 60–18 in conference play, and he has led two teams to a national...
The 2012 college football season is just around the corner, and Athlon continues its countdown to kickoff with a look at our first and second All-Mountain West teams for this season.
Athlon's 2012 All-Mountain West Team
QB Brett Smith, Wyoming
RB Chris Nwoke, Colorado State
RB Robbie Rouse, Fresno State
WR Chris McNeill, Wyoming
WR Matt Miller, Boise...
The Mountain West will have yet another new look in 2012. The ever-changing conference lost TCU — which went 48–7 during its seven-year stay — to the Big 12 and added Nevada, Fresno State and Hawaii from the WAC. Next year, it will be time for another makeover when Boise State and San Diego State make their move to the Big East.
For now, the MW is a 10-team league that features one top-25...