September 15, 2012; East Lansing, MI, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish running back Theo Riddick (6) runs the ball as Michigan State Spartans defensive end William Gholston (2) attempts a tackle during the second half at Spartan Stadium. Notre Dame won 20-3. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE
During basketball season, we gave you the West Coast Walkthrough. In football season, without the tethers of conference affiliation, we will instead take you around BYU's 2012 schedule to see how each team fared.
A good number of wins, and Utah State had a heartbreak in Madison. Here are what BYU's 2012 opponents did over the weekend:
WASHINGTON STATE (2-1)
WON 35-27 over UNLV
Washington State moved ahead 14-0 early, and cruised the rest of the way. The defense is suspect, but every time UNLV would score, Wazzu would answer and the game was never really in question. Connor Halliday threw for 378 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Next week: vs the mighty Colorado Buffaloes (0-3)
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WEBER STATE (0-3)
LOST to 35-21 to #19 McNeese State
The Wildcats gave up 557 yards of offense to a good FCS team.
Next week: vs. #9 Eastern Washington (1-1)
#24 BOISE STATE (1-1)
WON 39-12 over Miami OH
Boise racked up 599 yards on good days from QB Joe Southwick (304 yds) and RB DJ Harper (162 yds), using a big third quarter to secure the big win.
Next week: vs. BYU (2-1), Thursday on ESPN.
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WON 54-2 over Lamar
The Warriors got the bad taste of a USC shellacking and a bye week out of their mouths with a big win over FCS Lamar. I love the two points -- Lamar scored on a PAT return. 54-2 looks worse to me than 54-0.
Next week: vs. Nevada (2-1)
UTAH STATE (2-1)
LOST 16-14 at Wisconsin
Heartbreak. That 2011 roller coaster has rolled into 2012. Utah State missed a field goal as time expired.
Next week: vs. Colorado State (1-2)
OREGON STATE (1-0)
Next week: at #19 UCLA (3-0)
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#15 NOTRE DAME (3-0)
WON 20-3 over #10 Michigan State.
The Irish controlled both sides of the ball and held MSU's Le'Veon Bell to 77 rushing yards.
Next week: vs. #18 Michigan (2-1)
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GEORGIA TECH (2-1)
WON 56-20 over Virginia
The Yellow Jackets crossed the 50-point threshold for the second straight week, running for 461 yards in the big conference win.
Next week: vs. Miami (2-1)
More: visit From The Rumble Seat
LOST 63-14 at #2 LSU
At one point in the second quarter, it was just 21-14. Moral victory.
Next week: vs. Wyoming (0-3)
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SAN JOSE STATE (2-1)
WON 40-20 over Colorado State
The Spartans racked up 568 yards of offense in a domination over future conference opponent CSU.
Next week: at San Diego State (2-1)
NEW MEXICO STATE (1-2)
LOST 41-28 at UTEP
Last week, NMSU gave up just shy of 600 yards to Ohio, this week it gave up just shy of 500. #Progress
Next week: vs New Mexico (1-2)
This Week: 7-4
Overall: 17-15 (.531)
FBS Only:17-12 (.586)
W/O BYU game: 16-13 (.551)