After beating Oregon State handily, Boise State is back in the national polls as it comes in at 24 in the most recent AP poll. It is led by the trio of quarterback Brett Rypien, tailback Jeremy McNichols and wide receiver Thomas Sperbeck.
The Utes are rising, the Cougars are 1-3, and Utah State suffered a head-scratching loss to Air Force in the Aggies’ Mountain West opener. Christian Cox and David Nixon are back to break it all down in studio.
This week's schedule features a Friday night Pac-12 South showdown between Utah and USC, Ole Miss looking to get back on track vs. Georgia, Michigan State hosting Wisconsin, BYU taking on West Virginia at FedEx Field, and Utah State starting conference play against Air Force.
The Air Force Falcons like to run the football. That is no mystery to their opponents and it will be no mystery to Utah State when the two teams meet in the Mountain West conference opener Saturday night in Logan.
In an otherwise forgettable week for Cougar faithful, Ravens' tight end Dennis PItta proved vital in a Baltimore comeback on Sunday against Cleveland, while former Ute Steve Smith reached 10th all-time in career receiving yards.
Utah State's defense dominated the first half and quarterback Kent Myers had two big runs for third-down conversions late in the game to set up the clinching score and the Aggies defeated Arkansas State 34-20 on Friday night.
This week, along a Friday night matchup between Utah State and Arkansas State, the team will be picking No. 3 Ohio State visiting No. 14 Oklahoma, No. 18 Notre Dame hosting No. 12 Michigan State, BYU in their home opener against UCLA and Utah's first road contest in 2016 against San Jose State.