Mountain West Conference
SMU has accepted an invitation to play in the Hawaii Bowl. SMU will meet a team from the Mountain West on Christmas Eve at Aloha Stadium.
The leagues had hoped to dissolve and form a new league or merge into one league for the 2013-14 season, but that is now “unlikely” at least for the immediate future, sources said.
Pierce Hornung had 16 points for Colorado State, which routed TCU 81-60 in the opening round of the Mountain West Conference tournament on Thursday.
TCU made another big second-half comeback against a Top 25 team.
With the swing of a wrecking ball, the majority of the student section of TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium came crashing to the ground Monday morning.
The 18th-ranked Horned Frogs can clinch their third consecutive unblemished league title with a win Saturday at home over UNLV.
TCU Senior Ross Evans is known for having a powerful leg as the starting kicker for the defending Rose Bowl champion Horned Frogs football team. But his leg may have gotten him in trouble after he kicked in a door to a Denton apartment.
Antoine Hicks, Ed Wesley and Matthew Tucker ran for touchdowns and Tank Carder returned an interception 69 yards for a touchdown, helping No. 19 TCU win at least a share of the Mountain West title with a 34-10 victory over Colorado State on Saturday.
Casey Pachall threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Carter with 1:05 left, then connected with Josh Boyce on the go-ahead 2-point conversion, and Boise State’s Dan Goodale booted a 39-yard field-goal attempt wide right as time expired to give TCU a 36-35 victory against the fifth-ranked Broncos on Saturday.
A year ago, shortly after the Mountain West Conference welcomed Boise State, schedule makers agreed to make the conference showdown between these perennial BCS busters a home game for the Horned Frogs.
Ed Wesley rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns and Waymon James added 181 yards on the ground to lead TCU over Wyoming 31-20 Saturday.
TCU compiled 264 rushing yards and Casey Pachall threw for two touchdowns in a shutout win of New Mexico 69-0 Saturday.