WAC ROUNDUP : Brigham Young Passes Test Against Air Force

<i> From Associated Press</i>

After consecutive losses to No. 1 Florida State, UCLA and No. 10 Penn State, Brigham Young finally got untracked Saturday and defeated previously unbeaten Air Force, 21-7, in a Western Athletic Conference game at Provo, Utah.

Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer completed 20 of 30 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns for BYU. He had one pass intercepted.

BYU, 1-3 overall and 1-0 in the WAC, finished with 529 yards in offense. Air Force (4-1, 3-1) had 280.

Otis Sterling, a junior from Riverside, started in place of Micah Matsuzaki at split end and hooked up with Detmer on two touchdown pass plays.


Wyoming 28, Texas El Paso 28--A mishandled snap by Wyoming’s Derek Palmer botched a 33-yard field-goal attempt by Sean Fleming with 10 seconds left, and the Cowboys had to settle for a tie at Laramie, Wyo.

Wyoming, 2-2-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the WAC, took an early 21-0 lead but committed several mistakes that enabled the Miners (3-1-1, 1-0-1) to stay in the game.

UTEP tried to rattle Fleming before the 33-yard attempt with three consecutive timeouts. But Palmer bobbled the snap, tried to run and lost 17 yards on the second-down play.

New Mexico 17, New Mexico State 10--Former Granada Hills High standout Jeremy Leach completed 23 of 42 passes for 285 yards, including a a nine-yard touchdown as the Lobos ended a 10-game losing streak with the victory at Albuquerque, N.M.


New Mexico (1-4) has won only seven games in three-plus seasons, with four of the wins coming against New Mexico State. The Aggies (0-3) have lost 30 of their last 31 games.

Leach ranks 12th in NCAA career passing with 9,201 yards.

Colorado State 28, Hawaii 16--Greg Primus scored two touchdowns and set a school record with 256 yards in receiving yardage in a WAC game at Ft. Collins, Colo.

Colorado State is 2-3 and 1-1. Hawaii is 3-2 and 2-1.