Mountain West Conference
College football’s regular season is coming down the final stretch, which means it is crunch time in the conference and division championship races. Not every team is playing for a spot in the College Football Playoff, but everybody seems to have some impact on the new postseason format.
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.