Mountain West RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tim DeRuyter out at Fresno State

    USA Today "Tim DeRuyter is out at Fresno State, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the school had not yet announced it publicly. Fresno State has scheduled a news conference at 3 p.m. ET to "discuss the future" of..." October 23

  • San Diego State suspends 3 players indefinitely for violating team rules

    San Diego Union-Tribune "San Diego State’s football team suspended three players before Friday night’s 42-3 victory over San Jose State. Juniors Derek Babiash and Billy Vaughn Jr., who rotate with each other at cornerback opposite Damontae Kazee, did not suit up. Also suspended was reserve defensive player Fred..." October 22

  • No. 14 Boise State holds off BYU in thriller

    The Sports Xchange "BOISE -- Fourteenth-ranked Boise State kept its perfect season alive by surviving a wild Thursday night contest on the blue turf of Albertsons Stadium. Star tailback Jeremy McNichols scored twice and racked up 249 yards from scrimmage as the Broncos held on for a 28-27 victory over BYU...." October 21

  • No. 15 Boise State weathers storm against Colorado State

    The Sports Xchange "BOISE, Idaho -- A driving rainstorm kept Boise State's high-scoring offense grounded for two quarters Saturday night. But once the clouds parted, the floodgates opened as the No. 15-ranked Broncos pulled away and then held on for a 28-23 home victory over Colorado State. Star tailback Jeremy..." October 16

  • No. 19 Boise State crushes New Mexico 49-21

    The Sports Xchange "Brett Rypien needed only 2 1/2 quarters to put together one of the top performances of his career. The sophomore quarterback passed for 391 yards and a career-high five touchdown passes on Friday night as No. 19 Boise State rolled to a 49-21 trouncing of New Mexico in a Mountain West..." October 08

  • South Alabama knocks off No. 19 San Diego State

    The Sports Xchange "South Alabama did it again. Sophomore quarterback Cole Garvin, making his first career collegiate start, threw three touchdown passes and the Jaguars made big plays on defense and special teams in the fourth quarter of a 42-24 upset of No. 19 San Diego State on Saturday at Ladd-Peebles..." October 02

  • No. 24 Boise State wins 17th straight conference opener

    The Sports Xchange "Boise State is back in the Top 25 and the Broncos plan on staying there for a while. And in the process of cementing their spot in the Top 25, the Broncos got to enjoy a little revenge on Saturday night. Cedrick Wilson caught one score and threw for one and workhorse Jeremy McNichols proved..." October 02

  • Minnesota uses running game to defeat Colorado State

    The Sports Xchange "Rodney Smith fueled Minnesota's power running game rushing for two touchdowns and 99 yards in the Gophers' 31-24 win over Colorado State on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The Gophers rushed for a total of 243 yards and four touchdowns, quarterback Mitch Leidner completed 16 of..." September 24

  • Iowa State routs San Jose State

    The Sports Xchange "Iowa State's quarterback tandem of sophomore Jacob Park and junior Joel Lanning combined for five touchdown passes as the Cyclones routed San Jose State 44-10 on Saturday in Ames, Iowa, for their first victory of the season. Park, a Georgia transfer, was 15-of-19 passing for 165 yards and..." September 24

  • Purdue overcomes four turnovers to beat Nevada

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore running back Markell Jones rushed for 124 yards and the go-ahead touchdown as Purdue overcame four turnovers and a late missed field goal by Nevada to prevail 24-14 on Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind., for the program's 600th victory. Wolf Pack kicker Brent Zuzo, who made 21 of his..." September 24

  • McNichols leads Boise State past Oregon State

    The Sports Xchange "Jeremy McNichols ran for three touchdowns and caught a pass for a fourth score, all in the first half, as Boise State held on for a 38-24 victory over Oregon State on Saturday in front at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Ore. McNichols finished with a career-high 208 rushing yards including a..." September 24

  • Utah sacks San Jose State

    The Sports Xchange "Utah's defense compiled 10 sacks, with defensive ends Hunter Dimick and Filipo Mokofisi each producing a team-best two, in the Utes' 34-17 victory at San Jose State on Saturday night. The Utes (3-0) held the Spartans (1-2) to 305 yards of total offense, including 56 yards rushing. The 10..." September 18

  • Dawkins, Taylor help carry Arizona past Hawaii

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback Brandon Dawkins accounted for four touchdowns, true freshman running back J.J. Taylor ran for 168 yards and Arizona beat Hawaii 47-28 on Saturday night in Tucson, Ariz. Dawkins, a sophomore, completed 16 of 21 passes for 235 yards and one touchdown in his second career start. He..." September 18

  • Rutgers rallies to top New Mexico

    The Sports Xchange "Janarion Grant returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown and threw for another as Rutgers overcame a 21-point deficit to beat New Mexico 37-28 on Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, N.J. Robert Martin rushed for 169 yards and one touchdown while quarterback Chris Laviano..." September 17

  • An athlete becomes a legal marijuana grower and part of an emerging debate

    USA Today "If college athletes want to use marijuana, the NCAA likely won't catch them, and Treyous Jarrells is proof of that. He says he was high in almost every game he played. Now he has given up his dream of a football career for one that’s very different: He has one of 102,620 medical marijuana licenses..." September 12

  • Rosen leads Bruins past Rebels

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback Josh Rosen passed for 267 yards, threw one touchdown pass and ran for another score to lead UCLA to a 42-21 victory over visiting UNLV on Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Soso Jamabo rushed for 90 yards on 11 carries for UCLA (1-1), which rebounded from a 31-24 loss..." September 11

  • Boise State holds off Washington State

    The Sports Xchange "Junior running back Jeremy Nichols rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns as Boise State posted a 31-28 victory over Washington State on Saturday night in a nonconference game in Boise, Idaho. Sophomore quarterback Brett Rypien passed for 299 yards and one touchdown for the Broncos (2-0),..." September 11

  • Pumphrey runs for 281 yards; San Diego State upends Cal

    The Sports Xchange "San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey rushed for 281 yards to lead the Aztecs to a 45-40 victory over California 45-40 on Saturday night in San Diego in a game with 1,067 yards of total offense for both teams. The Golden Bears threatened after recovering an onside kick with 56 seconds..." September 11

  • Armstrong leads Nebraska over Wyoming

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback Tommy Armstrong accounted for four total touchdowns to lead Nebraska to a lopsided 52-17 victory over Wyoming on Saturday, but the game was hardly as easy as the final score indicated. The Cornhuskers (2-0) led just 24-17 at the end of the third quarter but exploded for a 28-0..." September 10

  • USC gives Helton first victory

    The Sports Xchange "USC quarterbacks threw four touchdown passes, Adoree' Jackson returned a punt for a touchdown and the Trojans gave Clay Helton his first win as a full-time head coach, beating Utah State 45-7 in Los Angeles on Saturday. The Trojans (1-1) had lost three consecutive games, including last..." September 10

  • Air Force runs over Georgia State

    The Sports Xchange "Running back Tyler Williams scored two touchdowns and Air Force ran over Georgia State 48-14 on Saturday at Colorado Springs, Colo. Four Falcons had touchdown runs and quarterback Nate Romine rushed for 124 yards as Air Force improved to 2-0. Air Force rushed for 464 yards, converted..." September 10

  • QB Kizer leads No. 18 Notre Dame past Nevada

    The Sports Xchange "SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- DeShone Kizer earned Notre Dame's No. 1 quarterback label this week. Not No. 1A or No. 1B. Simply No. 1, the clear-cut starter ahead of teammate Malik Zaire. "He handed over the reins," Kizer said of his coach, Brian Kelly. "We're definitely going to keep the..." September 10

  • Ozigbo helps Nebraska roll past Fresno State

    The Sports Xchange "It took an entire half to get going, but Nebraska eventually pulled away in what ended as a 43-10 victory over Fresno State on Saturday night in nonconference play at Lincoln, Neb. Sophomore running back Devine Ozigbo led the way with a career-high 103 rushing yards and two touchdowns for..." September 04

  • Colorado rolls over Colorado State

    The Sports Xchange "Senior quarterback Sefo Liufau threw for 318 yards and a touchdown and Colorado's defense dominated Colorado State for much of the night Friday as the Buffaloes rolled to a 44-7 victory in the 88th version of the Rocky Mountain Showdown. Colorado unveiled a new, fast-paced offense that it..." September 03

  • Speight throws 3 TDs as No. 7 Michigan routs Hawaii

    The Sports Xchange "ANN ARBOR, MICH. -- This obviously was not the first impression that Wilton Speight wanted to make. A junior for Michigan who won the starting quarterback in August camp job going into Saturday's season opener at home against Hawaii, Speight rolled out to throw a pass on his team's first..." September 03

  • UNLV loses starting receiver Kendal Keys to season-ending knee surgery

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "UNLV suffered its first significant loss of the season Friday when wide receiver Kendal Keys had season-ending surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee. A returning starter, the 6-foot-4-inch, 200-pound junior was expected to team with junior Devonte Boyd to form arguably the..." August 28

  • Cal tops Hawaii to kick off season

    The Sports Xchange "Senior quarterback Davis Webb passed for four touchdowns and rushed for one in his California debut and junior receiver Chad Hansen had the best game of his career as the Golden Bears rolled to a 51-31 nonconference victory over Hawaii in college football's season opener at Sydney, Australia, on..." August 27

  • Hawaii suspends 3 players before Cal game

    ESPN "Hawaii was without three key players Saturday in the opening game of the college football season against Cal for unspecified disciplinary reasons. A Rainbow Warriors spokesman said just before the game began that safety Daniel Lewis Jr., linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams and tight end Metuisela..." August 27

  • UNLV loses starting receiver Kendal Keys to season-ending knee surgery

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "UNLV suffered its first significant loss of the season Friday when wide receiver Kendal Keys had season-ending surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee. A returning starter, the 6-foot-4-inch, 200-pound junior was expected to team with junior Devonte Boyd to form arguably..." August 27

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