Next game: UCLA, November 10
Weber State (1-8): Lost to Montana, 24-21. Weber State put up a pretty good fight, but came up short in the end. The Wildcats had a 14-10 lead in the third quarter, and led 14-13 at the start of the fourth quarter. Montana dominated the fourth quarter scoring 11 points. Weber State returned the final kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown to close the gap to 24-21 with 3:41 to play, but they could not get the ball back. Montana out gained Weber State in total offense 436 to 238.
Next game: Northern Colorado, November 10
Utah (4-5): Beat Washington State, 49-6. See report above for Washington State.
Next game: at Washington, November 10
Boise State (7-2): Lost to San Diego State, 21-19. Boise State got a small taste of bad karma Saturday. The Broncos beat BYU earlier this season on a failed two-point conversion by BYU. Boise State tried to tie San Diego State with a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter. The pass was intercepted, and the Aztecs went on to win. San Diego State jumped out to a 7-0 lead by returning the opening kickoff 100 yards. The Aztecs blocked a punt in the third quarter and recovered it at the 8-yard line, which set up the Aztecs taking a 14-13 lead. Boise State out gained San Diego State 276 to 269 in total offense. San Diego State had 17 penalties for 110 yards, while Boise State had just 5 penalties for 30 yards.
Next game: at Hawaii, November 10
Hawaii (1-7): Lost to Fresno State, 45-10. Fresno State couldn’t even beat themselves in this game. Despite having 20 penalties for 211 yards, Fresno State jumped out to a 28-0 lead before Hawaii kicked a field goal. The score was 42-3 at halftime. Hawaii had 14 penalties of its own for 139 yards. The Warriors finally got a touchdown with 3:06 to play in the game.
Next game: Boise State, November 10
Utah State (8-2): Beat Texas State, 38-7. This was another game that was over by halftime. Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton accounted for five first-half touchdowns as Utah State built a 35-0 lead. Texas State had just 158 total yards to Utah State’s 593.
Next game: Bye
No. 11 Oregon State (7-1): Beat Arizona State, 36-26. The Oregon State Beavers overcame a bad start that saw the Sun Devils return a fumble for a touchdown and block a punt for a safety. Thanks to a 50-yard touchdown pass and a 53-yard touchdown run, Oregon State was able to tie the game at 19 by halftime. After outscoring Arizona State 16-5 to finish the first half, Oregon State came out and scored the first 17 points of the second half. Arizona State finally ended the Beavers’ 26 point run by scoring a touchdown with 22 seconds to play. Oregon State had 267 yards passing, of which Markus Wheaton and Brandin Cooks combined for 224.
Next game: at #14 Stanford, November 10
No. 3 Notre Dame (9-0): Beat Pittsburgh, 29-26 3 OT. Notre Dame trailed 20-6 in the fourth quarter. The Fighting Irish were able to tie the score at 20 with a two-point conversion with just 2:11 to play in the game. After trading field goals in the first overtime, Pitt had the chance to win the game in the second overtime with a field goal, but missed. Notre Dame ended the game with a touchdown in the third overtime after Pitt could only muster a field goal.
Next game: at Boston College, November 10
Georgia Tech (4-5): Beat Maryland, 33-13. After being totally shutdown by the BYU defense last week, the Yellow Jackets returned to form rushing for 370 yards against Maryland who was playing a freshman linebacker at quarterback after their first four QBs suffered injuries. Georgia Tech built a 20-0 halftime lead, while holding a 205-61 advantage in total offense. For the game, Tech finished with 401 yards to Maryland’s 259. Maryland didn’t gain a first down until 6:38 in the second quarter, which came off a roughing the punter penalty. The Terrapins scored a touchdown on the final play of the game.
Next game: at North Carolina, November 10
Idaho (1-8): Lost to San Jose State, 42-13. San Jose State turned the ball over four times, and they only converted 4 of 13 third downs. This allowed Idaho to keep the game close. It was a one-point game, 14-13, with 7:31 to play in the third quarter. The Spartans then scored four touchdowns to pull away. The final score was a 47-yard interception return. Idaho fumbled the ball four times, but recovered three of them. The Vandals had two total turnovers. San Jose State registered six sacks.
Next game: at BYU, November 10
San Jose State (7-2): Beat Idaho, 42-13. See Idaho report above.
Next game: at New Mexico State, November 10
New Mexico State (1-8): Lost to Auburn, 42-7. In a battle of 1-7 teams, Auburn and New Mexico State appeared fairly evenly matched with the 7-0 halftime score in favor of Auburn. The Tigers scored 21 points in the third quarter to distance themselves from the Aggies. New Mexico State scored with 12:36 to play in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 28-7, but Auburn would add two more touchdowns. New Mexico State had just 305 yards of total offense.
Next game: San Jose State, November 10
Opponents’ overall record: 52-55