Derrick Marks scored 33 of his career-high 38 points in the second half to lead Boise State to a 78-65 victory over Colorado State on Saturday night.
The buzz in the CSU locker room was all about the basketball polls Monday – and that was even before the Rams learned they had cracked the rankings for the first time since 1954.
The Mountain West will add a football championship game next season when it expands to the requisite dozen schools, which will be split into two divisions.
Members of Conference USA and current and future members of the Mountain West are taking a bigger-is-better approach to college sports leagues.
Will Bell scored a career-high 23 points and Wes Eikmeier had four of his 21 in the second overtime as Colorado State outlasted TCU 95-89 in a Mountain West opener Saturday night.
The ties that bind the Air Force Falcons to their traditional rivalries were greater than the allure of a new conference.
The Mountain West and Conference USA are planning to join forces to secure their future in the rapidly changing college football landscape.