Week five was very successful for local teams, save Weber State.

Both the Utah State Aggies and the BYU Cougars came away victorious. Meanwhile, the Utes are in the midst of preparation for their second Pac-12 game of the 2013 season.

For many of Utah's opponents, this week was equally as successful. Many teams came away with blowout wins. By the same token, because conference season has largely begun, many of Utah and USU's opponents were on the receiving end of those blowouts.

That said, the early conference season has had its number of nail-biters and shocking upsets, particularly in the Mountain West.

Join us as we take a look at how each of the teams on the schedules of BYU, Utah and Utah State fared.

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Landon Hemsley is the sports Web producer for DeseretNews.com. Email: lhemsley@deseretnews.com. Twitter.com/EarlOfHemsley


BYU has had a very interesting two weeks, to say the least.

Following the honor code suspension of senior linebacker Spencer Hadley for five games and a subsequent loss to Utah, senior wide receiver Cody Hoffman was also suspended for Saturday's game against MTSU because of a violation of team rules. That was before the game.

In the Friday night contest, BYU overcame five turnovers to win by 27 points, a very rare accomplishment. Taysom Hill again torched the defense with his legs and showed marked improvement in the throw game.

BYU's opponents had an up-and-down week themselves. Though the Cougars have been eliminated from national championship contention, the goal of finishing the season with a Top 25 record is still well in reach, particularly because of a decent showing from the majority of BYU's opponents.

Here's a closer look at how BYU's opponents played over the weekend.

Virginia Cavaliers

Record: 2-2

Last week: Lost 14-3 at Pitt (2-2)

Up next: Ball State (2-1)

The Cavaliers struggled mightily against the Pitt Panthers Saturday, but still had an opportunity to make it a one-score margin late in the game.

Rather than settle for a field goal to cap off a 15-play 77-yard drive to make the difference seven points, the Cavaliers opted to go for it on 4th and 2 from Pitt's 3-yard line.

They failed to convert. It was the second fourth-down conversion Virginia missed on the afternoon.

Texas Longhorns

Record: 2-2

Last week: Bye

Up next: At Iowa State (1-2)

News in burnt orange country these days is centered around the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Austin American-Statesman and ESPN are reporting about a phone call between Tom Hicks, a former UT system regent and current Texas booster, and Alabama head coach Nick Saban.

According to the ESPN report, Hicks met with Longhorns coach Mack Brown following the phone call and asked if Brown was interested in an early retirement. Brown indicated that he was not, to which Hicks said he was pleased.

Texas is 2-2 on the season, having defeated Kansas State before the bye week. Before that, however, two consecutive losses to Ole Miss and BYU had fans calling for the coach's job.

Utah Utes

Record: 3-1

Last week: Bye

Up next: Home vs. UCLA (4-0)

The Utes are in the middle of a bye week, preparing to take on the UCLA Bruins.

The extra time will no doubt be valuable to the Utes. Since joining the conference, Utah has struggled to get going in Pac-12 play. In both 2011 and 2012, Utah opened conference play 0-4.

Here are 10 things the Utes need to do in order to be more successful this time around.

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Record: 3-2

Last week: Lost 37-10 at BYU

Up next: Home vs. East Carolina (3-1)

The Blue Raiders came into Provo motivated. Following one quarter of play, they led BYU 10-9.

BYU turned the ball over five times in Saturday's game, yet still managed to blow MTSU out, scoring 38 straight points at home in a nationally televised game.

“The defense put us in a good position to win the game all night,” MTSU offensive guard Josh Walker told the Tennesean. “Unfortunately we did not capitalize on those turnovers. That’s how you get that final score.”

BYU's defense was the strongest group of the game. See how the entire team graded out in the BYU football report card.

Utah State Aggies

Record: 3-2

Last week: Won 40-12 at SJSU (1-3)

Up next: Home vs. BYU (2-2)

The Aggies once again demonstrated that they should be considered in the top tier of the Mountain West Conference. USU scored 14 points early, and the game was out of reach by the middle of the third quarter.

According to USU athletic director Scott Barnes, the nationally televised game was one more step toward Utah State's establishment as a national brand.

"This is a great opportunity to show the nation about us and share our story," Barnes said. “We’re moving from a bit of a secret to a more recognized brand, and the trajectory of our program has a lot to do with that. Certainly the timing and platform couldn’t be better to capitalize on it."

USU and BYU both get the benefit of a week before facing off Friday night in Logan. Whether BYU receiver Cody Hoffman, who was suspended one game for a violation of team rules, will play in the game is as of yet unclear.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Record: 3-1

Last week: Lost 17-10 vs. Virginia Tech (4-1)

Up next: At Miami (4-0)

Georgia Tech came into its game against Virginia Tech with a full head of steam, determined to end a three-game skid against the Hokies, and promptly fell flat on their faces in front of a nationally-televised audience.

“For whatever reason, it seems like we self-destruct (against Virginia Tech),” coach Paul Johnson told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

So much for using the throwback uniforms in order to celebrate the 100 years of Grant Field...

Houston Cougars

Record: 4-0

Last week: Won 59-28 at UTSA (2-3)

Up next: Bye

BYU wasn't the only team that turned the ball over five times. The UTSA Roadrunners accomplished that same feat Saturday afternoon, though the result for UTSA was much different.

The play of the game came in the third quarter. UTSA was set up for a chip shot field goal that was blocked by B.J. Singleton, and Brandon Wilson returned it 78 yards to the house to give the Cougars a 31-21 lead.

The Cougars will continue conference play when they host Memphis in two weeks. For now, they're on a bye.

Boise State Broncos

Record: 3-2

Last week: Won 60-7 vs. Southern Miss (0-4)

Up next: Bye

Stop the presses. Joe Southwick shaved his mustache off.

Truthfully, that may be the biggest story of Saturday night from Boise. The football didn't have much to offer. Boise State pounded Southern Miss into submission in a 60-7 lopsided Bronco victory.

"It's such a game of confidence," coach Chris Petersen told the Idaho Statesman. "The more these guys gain confidence that they can play, they can defend passes, they can make big plays … once you get that mojo going, you start to change as a team. We're certainly not there, but we're making some progress."

Wisconsin Badgers

Record: 3-2

Last week: Lost 31-24 at Ohio State

Up next: Bye

The Badgers had a chance to tie the game with less than one minute remaining, but failed to convert a first down on their final drive of the game and turned the ball over on downs.

Braxton Miller was the hero for Ohio State. He completed 17 of 25 passes for 198 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for 83 yards.

"We have to be able to contain the quarterback," UW defensive coordinator Dave Aranda told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel before the game. "When he is in the pocket, (that) is our advantage. When he's on the move, nothing good happens."

The Badgers have definitely taken their licks so far this year. They'll look to recover through the bye week.

Idaho State Bengals

Record: 2-2

Last week: Lost 13-30 at UC Davis (1-4)

Up next: Home vs. North Dakota (1-3)

The Bengals dropped another contest last week, this time falling to conference rival UC Davis.

The Bengals rallied from a 16-point deficit to draw within three points in the fourth quarter, but Davis scored two touchdowns to finish off the game.

"We didn't play well tonight," Bengals coach Mike Kramer said. "We were 4-15 at halftime passing, and we can't do that. That is really the tail of the tape."

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Record: 3-2

Last week: Lost 35-21 vs. Oklahoma (4-0)

Up next: at Arizona State (3-1)

The Irish had a pair of streaks broken Saturday in South Bend. Their 10-game home winning streak went by the wayside, and their opponent, Oklahoma, emerged from Notre Dame Stadium with its first win against the Irish since 1956.

With their second September loss, BYU and Notre Dame are in the same boat. Neither team has a conference championship to play for, and both have been eliminated from national contention.

"This can still be a great team," Irish tackle Zack Martin told the Chicago Tribune. "Obviously we're not going to the national championship again. But we can still have a great season. We can't hang our heads on this one."

Nevada Wolfpack

Record: 3-2

Last week: Won 45-42 vs. Air Force (1-4)

Up next: At San Diego State (1-3)

The Wolf Pack rallied from a huge deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Air Force. The play that clinched the game was about as strange as any that will occur this season.

Down by three, Air Force quarterback Carson Roberts rolled out for a pass on a third-down play with less than a minute remaining. His initial pass was deflected directly back at him. He continued the play, rolling out right and throwing a second pass downfield that was intercepted.

Because two forward passes were thrown, the officials assessed a penalty on the Falcons, which of course Nevada declined. The interception stood, and Nevada knelt down for the win.

That concludes BYU's schedule for the 2013 season. Continue on for a closer look at Utah's schedule and how the opponents of the Utes fared.


The Utes started their 2013 Pac-12 campaign with a very frustrating overtime home loss against Oregon State. Now they'll get the chance to break .500 in conference play when they host the UCLA Bruins this week.

Utah is doubtlessly hoping to ride the momentum of its 20-13 win over BYU during its 10 days of preparation for the Bruins. Among the standouts that have emerged for Utah are linebacker Jared Norris, who registered a team-high nine tackles against the Cougars, and kicker Andy Phillips, who through four games is still perfect on his field goal attempts.

The Pac-12 is regarded as the second-strongest conference in the nation, and Saturday's slate didn't disappoint. Should Utah be victorious against its big-name opponents, that Oregon State loss will quickly be forgotten.

Here's a closer look at how the Utes' opponents fared this weekend.

Utah State Aggies
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Record: 3-2

Last week: Won 40-12 at SJSU (1-3)

Up next: Home vs. BYU (2-2)

The Aggies rolled into San Jose Friday night for a nationally televised game and administered a beating the likes of which the Spartans won't forget very quickly.

That doesn't mean, however, that USU executed the perfect game. Penalties continued to afflict USU, and the Aggies allowed 437 yards of SJSU offense, despite being very stingy in the red zone.

"I don't think we played our best in a few areas, which is good to know that we still got more left," Wells said.

Weber State Wildcats

Record: 1-4

Last week: Lost 31-3 vs. Sacramento State (2-3)

Up next: At Eastern Washington (2-2)

The Wildcats are reeling again.

Since its initial win against Stephen F. Austin, Weber State has dropped four straight games, all by more than 30 points.

The game started out OK for Weber, but it all began to fall apart in the second quarter. Weber suffered through a failed onside kick, three three-and-outs and two turnovers while Sacramento State managed to score 14 unanswered points.

"They kind of had a snowball effect on us, and things didn't get worked out quite like we wanted to," said Weber State quarterback Austin Chipoletti. "We've just got to come out, focus and finish the little things."

Weber is definitely suffering.

Oregon State Beavers

Record: 4-1

Last week: Won 44-17 vs. Colorado (2-1)

Up next: Bye

The Beavers look like a changed team.

Since their week one loss against Eastern Washington, the Beavers are looking like the team that, at the beginning of the season, everyone thought they were going to be.

Sean Mannion broke records for the Beavers in their beat-down of Colorado. He tossed six touchdown passes for 414 yards of offense in the home win.

“There were a lot of good plays today, and I think probably most notable was the consistency of our defense,” coach Mike Riley told the Corvallis Gazette-Times. “That’s what I really liked today. I thought that up until later in the fourth quarter, sometime in there, they had only given up three points, and that was due to an offensive turnover."

Here's a great photo essay on the Beavers' win.

BYU Cougars

Record: 2-2

Last week: Won 37-10 vs. Middle Tennessee

Up next: At Utah State (3-2)

The Cougars' ground game was impressive in the win vs. the Blue Raiders. Even more impressive, Taysom Hill posted a 141.4 passer efficiency rating in Friday night's game, mainly by targeting players between 0 and 10 yards.

"Our throw game took a step forward today," said coach Bronco Mendenhall.

Make no mistake, however. Hill helped the Cougars most with his legs in the win. He rushed 18 times for 165 yards.

Deseret News columnist Dick Harmon says Hill is built to run in his latest column. Read the column here.

No. 12 UCLA Bruins
(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Record: 3-0

Last week: Bye

Up next: At Utah (3-1)

The Utes aren't the only Pac-12 team on a bye week. Their next opponent, UCLA, has also had the benefit of a week off to prepare for Thursday's contest.

While they've been waiting, they've put some time into recruiting. UCLA has played 16 first-year freshmen this season, one shy of a record of 17 set back in 1977.

"It played a pretty big part in my decision," UCLA freshman linebacker Deon Hollins Jr., who has played extensively this season, told the L.A. Times. "Of course, no one wants to set down and just be idle."

No. 5 Stanford Cardinal

Record: 4-0

Last week: Won 55-17 vs. Washington State (3-2)

Up next: Home vs. Washington (4-0)

Total domination. That's what Stanford delivered to the Cougars in a lopsided 55-17 win on a rainy Saturday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

The win featured a number of big, over-the-top passes that paid off big time as Washington State's defense opted for man-to-man coverage in the defensive backfield and paid dearly for it.

"That's the difference between us this year and last year," Cardinal coach David Shaw told the San Jose Mercury News. "When people drop their safeties down, we've got the ability to go deep. We had some opportunities tonight. We didn't hit all of them, but we hit a good portion."

Arizona Wildcats

Record: 3-1

Last week: Lost 31-13 at Washington (4-0)

Up next: Bye

Arizona quarterback B.J. Denker didn't have a very good start on Saturday. On the first play of the game, he threw his first interception of the season. The Huskies turned it around on the Wildcats, scoring on their first drive and taking a 6-0 lead.

Running back Ka'Deem Carey was a bright spot for Arizona. He finished with 132 yards on 30 carries. He also led the Wildcats in receiving, catching four passes for 49 yards.

Here's a photo album of Arizona's loss on Saturday night.

USC Trojans

Record: 3-2

Last week: Lost 62-41 at Arizona State (3-1)

Up next: Bye

It turns out Lane Kiffin was indeed as close to losing his job as many fans hoped he was. After losing his seventh in 11 games, Kiffin was fired early Sunday morning.

Worse still, standout Marquise Lee went down with injury.

"It didn't look very good," Kiffin said. "It didn't sound very good or look very good, so that's all I got for you."

The Utes have to be liking their chances against the Trojans, though who can say how USC will fare by the time the two teams actually play each other.

Arizona State Sun Devils

Record: 3-1

Last week: Won 62-41 vs. USC (3-2)

Up next: Home vs. Notre Dame (3-2)

If you want to know how important Saturday's win against USC was to the Sun Devils, all you need to understand is that the entire offensive staff attended the post-game press conference.

According to AZCentral.com, ASU head coach Todd Graham told reporters in that conference, “We didn’t just win. We went out and dominated those guys.”

The Sun Devils indeed did just that. They poured 612 yards of total offense on a top-10 defense, a unit that hadn't allowed more than 300 in a game yet this year.

Combined with their win against Wisconsin, the Sun Devils are looking like a legitimate Pac-12 contender this year so far.

No. 2 Oregon Ducks

Record: 4-0

Last week: Won 55-16 vs. Cal (1-3)

Up next: At Colorado (2-1)

The Ducks pounded the Cal Bears just like they've pounded every other team they've faced so far. In doing so, they retained their No. 2 ranking.

The downside? They turned the ball over for the first time this year in the process and became the last team in FBS to do so.

The weather had a lot to do with that. On a very rainy night in Eugene, Cal and Oregon combined for 13 fumbles.

“It was really in my head that when contact comes, I’ve got the ball nice and tight because no matter where you had it your whole body was just wet,” UO running back Byron Marshall told the Oregonian.

Washington State Cougars

Record: 3-2

Last week: Lost 55-17 vs. Stanford (4-0)

Up next: At Cal (1-3)

Washington State went through a horrendous stretch in the third quarter when the Cougars' quarterback threw two pick-sixes and lost its starting quarterback for the game.

As such, the Stanford defense nearly outscored Washington State's offense. Even so, Washington State only managed to score 14 of its 17 points during garbage time in the fourth quarter, the result having long been decided.

“I thought we fought hard,” WSU head coach Mike Leach told the Seattle Times. “We didn’t always fight smart.”

Colorado Buffaloes

Record: 2-1

Last week: Lost 44-17 vs. Oregon State (3-1)

Up next: Home vs. Oregon (4-0)

The Buffaloes were in the middle of their best early season stretch in several seasons, having won their first two games.

So much for that streak. The Buffaloes got slashed, diced and served by Sean Mannion's passing attack in a big loss.

“Mainly to me it was turnovers and not taking care of the ball,” MacIntyre said of the loss.

Regardless, the Buffaloes have no time to rest. They'll host the No. 2 Oregon Ducks at home next weekend, a team that slaughtered Cal on Saturday night.

That end's Utah's schedule. Up next, we take a closer look at the Utah State Aggies and how their opponents fared in Mountain West Conference play.


The Aggies, coming off their second loss to a Pac-12 opponent in as many weeks, were looking to make their mark on their third nationally televised game of the season.

With the prime-time lights shining on Chuckie Keeton's crew, the Aggies didn't disappoint. Nick Diaz kicked four field goals, Keeton threw three touchdown passes and rushed for one more and the Spartans were held to a single touchdown on the night in a very lopsided result.

USU's national reputation is fairly solid. Its strong showings on national TV, despite the two losses, have helped to nurture its brand. Entering week six, the Aggies have an opportunity to further expand their brand when they welcome BYU to Romney Stadium for the first time since 2010.

As for the rest, that national brand can further be enhanced if the Mountain West conference continues to provide strong, quality football.

How did USU's opponents fare in week five? Let's take a look.

Utah Utes

Record: 3-1

Last week: Bye

Up next: Home vs. UCLA (3-0)

The Utes have the benefit of an extra week to get ready for UCLA.

The game is especially significant to Travis Wilson. His very close friend, Nick Pasquale, was killed earlier this season. Wilson attended the funeral prior to the BYU game.

"It's definitely going to be a big game. I met a lot of the players at Nick's service, so it's definitely going to be an exciting game and I'm really happy I get to represent Nick, too," Wilson said.

Air Force Falcons

Record: 1-4

Last week: Lost 45-42 at Nevada (3-2)

Up next: At Navy (2-1)

The Falcons held a huge lead in Reno, and it all came crashing down around the cadets' heads in the fourth quarter.

"It was one of those we had in the bag," Air Force receiver Sam Gagliano told the Colorado Springs Gazette. "We beat ourselves, basically. Guys are a little more somber and beating themselves up a little bit just because those plays it was like, 'Dang, if I had just made that play.’ ”

Down by three in the final minute, sophomore quarterback Karson Roberts threw an interception to seal the loss.

Air Force, like Weber State, will need to figure things out quickly if the Falcons hope to have a winning season.

Weber State Wildcats

Record: 1-4

Last week: Lost 31-3 vs. Sacramento State (2-3)

Up next: At Eastern Washington (2-2)

Weber ceded its worst home loss in nine years on Saturday, mostly due to a bevy of turnovers that made the job that much easier for visiting Sacramento State.

"We need to spend more time on it and make more emphasis of (turnovers). We had a great week of practice, but that doesn't guarantee you anything," said head coach Jody Sears. "We've got to have the mental fortitude and the mental leadership and toughness carry over from practice to games."

Since winning their opening week game, the Wildcats have now dropped four straight. Entering the heart of their Big Sky schedule, they'll need to turn it around quickly if they are going to end the year above .500.

USC Trojans

Record: 3-2

Last week: Lost 62-41 at Arizona State (3-1)

Up next: Bye

On Saturday night, after a frustrating road loss that put USC in a 0-2 conference hole for the first time in more than a decade, Lane Kiffin addressed the temperature of the head coaching chair.

"(It's) the last thing I'm worried about," Kiffin said. "We have to find a way to coach better."

Kiffin will now have plenty of time to figure out how to coach better. He was fired Sunday morning.

Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the ASU win over USC was that the Sun Devils dropped 612 yards of offense on the Trojans. No other team, including USU, has managed to get more than 300.

San Jose State Spartans
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Record: 1-3

Last week: Lost 40-12 vs. Utah State (3-2)

Up next: At Hawaii (0-4)

The Aggies put the beat-down on the Spartans in a marathon game on Friday.

Fortunately for the Spartans, it seems that Bene Benwikere, a defensive player who suffered a concussion in the game and was taken to the hospital on a stretcher, will be OK. He was released from the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose on Saturday.

On the incident, Benewikere tweeted, "Hello everyone!!! Thank you for all the get well wishes, texts and most importantly prayers. Much appreciated."

BYU Cougars

Record: 2-2

Last week: Won 37-10 vs. Middle Tennessee

Up next: At Utah State (3-2)

The Cougars rolled against MTSU Friday night, but they did so without senior receiver Cody Hoffman.

Hoffman, who is very close to breaking three all-time receiving records at BYU, was suspended from the team Thursday evening for a violation of team rules. It is the second suspension BYU has imposed on a player in two weeks.

Now, however, reports have surfaced that indicate Hoffman's status to be questionable for this Friday's game against USU

“It’s pretty unique circumstances,” Mendenhall said of the suspension. “I have other standards for him as well that he’ll have to meet or there could be another suspension if those standards aren’t met over the next four weeks. Those are private, but that’s where it is.”

Mendenhall also added he is working with the university on Hoffman's situation. We will have to wait to see if Hoffman plays.

Boise State Broncos

Record: 3-2

Last week: Won 60-7 vs. Southern Miss (0-4)

Up next: Bye

The Broncos didn't hold back releasing their frustrations on the hapless Southern Miss Golden Eagles. They delivered a smash of a beat-down Saturday night.

What's more, the Broncos delivered said punishment without the assistance of four of their prominent receivers. Kirby Moore, Aaron Burks, Gabe Linehan and Holden Huff were sidelined for the game with injuries.

Here's a great photo gallery of the Bronco victory.

New Mexico Lobos
(AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Roberto E. Rosales)

Record: 1-3

Last week: Lost 56-42 vs. UNLV (3-2)

Up next: Home vs. New Mexico State (0-5)

When the Lobos did well on offense, the defense struggled, and when the defense dominated, the offense couldn't move the ball.

That was the story in UNM's 56-42 home loss on Saturday. The defense allowed 568 yards of total offense. The game was close in the fourth quarter — it was tied at 42 apiece at one point — but UNLV scored two touchdowns in less than two minutes.

“At the end of the day,” UNM head coach Bob Davie told the Albuquerque Journal, “you’ve got to be able to stop someone and you’ve got to be able to make some plays.”

Hawaii Warriors

Record: 0-4

Last week: Lost 42-37 vs. Fresno State (4-0)

Up next: Home vs. SJSU (1-3)

The Rainbow Warriors went down fighting Saturday night on the islands. No. 25 Fresno State managed to build a 39-point lead, then held on for dear life.

Hawaii rattled off 34 straight points and just fell short in the 42-37 loss.

"We don't like losing, especially when we know we had a chance, but we have to approach every game the right way and right from the start," Hawaii coach Norm Chow told reporters. "We can't get quarters back. We're playing some great football teams and we can't afford to fall behind like we did."

UNLV Rebels
(AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Roberto E. Rosales)

Record: 3-2

Last week: Won 56-42 at New Mexico (1-3)

Up next: Bye

The Rebels did something they haven't done in four seasons — win on the road — and in the process have prompted this writer to ask, "Who are these guys?"

The formerly hapless Rebels managed to get the win over the Lobos on the road Saturday night, and in the process, delivered the best drive of the season. UNLV drove 80 yards in 15 plays, chewing off nearly seven minutes of clock.

“There might be some turbulence, and not the wind,” Caleb Herring told the Las Vegas Sun of the plane ride home. “It’s going to be the UNLV Rebels up there rocking it.”

Herring was on UNLV's roster the last time it won a road game. That game was back in 2009, and the team the Rebels beat was, incidentally, New Mexico. The streak was 23 games long, and now it's over.

Colorado State Rams

Record: 2-3

Last week: Won 59-42 vs. UTEP (1-3)

Up next: Bye

The Rams demonstrated that they could learn. Indeed, they learned a lot after the beating they took at Alabama's hands last week.

CSU scored touchdowns on four of its first five possessions against UTEP, giving more than 19,000 fans reason to celebrate on Ag Day, the day when Colorado State and its fans all don orange.

"It's crucial, there's no doubt," coach Jim McElwain told Coloradoan.com of the win. "Going into conference play now, it was crucial."

Wyoming Cowboys

Record: 3-2

Last week: Lost 42-21 vs. Texas State (3-1)

Up next: Bye

College football fans in the state of Utah are pretty familiar with weather delays so far this year. Two-hour delays have afflicted the BYU Cougars twice this season, once against Virginia, and once against Texas.

Turns out fans of Wyoming football are more familiar with weather delays.

After 3½ hours of waiting, Wyoming and Texas State finished their game in front of a largely empty stadium. In perhaps a surprising result, Wyoming and its No. 8-ranked offensive machine were held in check.

Wyoming will look to regroup before beginning its conference schedule against New Mexico.