A handful of Western Athletic Conference football teams would like to wrap up Saturday's results in a plain brown wrapper and give it an appropriate burial.After an impressive opening week, WAC teams endured defeat, even humiliation, when they ventured outside the conference in the second weekend of play.
The WAC, 5-2-1 a week ago, went a dreadful 1-5 on Saturday, with only Utah emerging with a non-league win. The WAC lost to such lightly regarded foes as Idaho of Division I-AA, New Mexico State, Oregon State and UNLV.
In the week's two conference games, Hawaii deployed a stiff defense and got a poised performance from redshirt freshman quarterback Rodney Glover in edging Air Force 6-3 Saturday at the academy, while San Diego State's Marshall Faulk rushed for 299 yards and three touchdowns to beat Brigham Young 45-38 Thursday night in Provo.
Utah broke open a close game with a 22-point fourth quarter to down in-state rival Utah State 42-18 in Logan on Saturday.
Wyoming fell to Texas Tech 49-32 in Lubbock, CSU blew a 28-0 first-quarter lead in bowing to Idaho 37-34 in Fort Collins, Fresno State was steamrollered by Oregon State 46-36 in Corvallis, New Mexico was upended by rival New Mexico State 42-39 in Las Cruces, and Texas-El Paso was edged by UNLV 19-17 in Las Vegas.