Nevada Las Vegas ruins winless season with victory
Bottom Ten contender Nevada Las Vegas was caught looking ahead. The Runnin’ Rubble, confidently anticipating a big shellacking by undefeated Nevada this weekend, forgot they also had to lose to New Mexico last Saturday.
Instead, the Rubble emerged victorious, 45-10, thereby ruining their chances for a winless season.
UNLV (1-3) fell to No. 11 while the No. 1 Lost Lobos of New Mexico (0-4) solidified their lead.
No. 2 Western Kentucky (0-4) is idle this week — it’s been pretty idle even when it plays — then returns next week with a Bottom Ten crucial against No. 4 Florida International (0-3). You can be sure that wacky Western Kentucky will make use of the extra time by practicing missed tackles and how to throw passes for interceptions.
Wreck, Record; Last Loss; Next Loss
1. New Mexico (0-4); 10-45, Nevada Las Vegas; Texas El Paso
2. Western Kentucky (0-4); 12-24, South Florida; Recovering
3. Georgia (1-3); 12-24, Ole Miss State; Colorado
4. Florida International (0-3); 28-42, Maryland; Pitt
5. (tie) Akron (0-4); 20-35, Indiana; Northern Illinois
Notre Dame (1-3); 14-37, Stanford; Boston College
7. Eastern Michigan (0-4); 20-73, Ohio State; Ohio
8. New Mexico State (0-3); 16-42, Kansas; Boise State
9. Brigham Young (1-3); 13-27, Nevada; Utah State
10. Minnesota (1-3); 23-34, Northern Illinois; Northwestern
11. Nevada Las Vegas (1-3); 12. The Pitts (1-2); 13. Ball State (1-3); 14. Bowling Green (1-3); 15. Washington State (1-3); 16. San Jose State (1-3); 17. Ohio (1-3); 18. Utah State (1-3); 19. Under construction; 20. Purdon’t (2-2).
Others receiving votes (in alphabetical order): Wyoming (1-3).
Rout of the weak: Nevada (4-0) at Nevada Las Vegas (1-3).
Crummy game of the week: Brigham Young (1-3) at Utah State (1-3).
Note to USC fans: No. 10 Minnesota’s Golden Garden Pests held the Trojans to fewer points (32) than they gave up to South Dakota (41) and Northern Illinois (34).
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