Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Pat Forde Midseason Report

Mountain West (32)

Best player: BYU quarterback Max Hall is sixth nationally in total offense and is nearly 100 yards ahead of the MWC competition in that category. Not bad for a first-year starter who hadn't played a competitive game in four years.

Best coaching job: Troy Calhoun, Air Force. He's working a gradual makeover of the Fisher DeBerry ground-bound offensive scheme with surprising results. The Falcons are 4-2 overall, 3-1 in the league.

Biggest surprise: Wyoming. The 4-1 Cowboys gave Virginia its only loss so far, and in turn their only defeat came at Boise State.

Biggest disappointment: TCU, and it's not close. The Horned Frogs began the year talking about BCS busting, but instead have flat busted. They're 1-2 in a league they were expected to dominate.

Who will win it: BYU should be there at the end, though a trip to Laramie Nov. 17 won't be easy.

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