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Mid Major College Football Week 8: Rocks, Paper, Scissors

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Rocks:

Idaho Defense- Giving up 70 points is never a good sign for a defense that came into Week 8 with only 1 loss. The Vandals defense gave up 662 total yards including 484 yards on the ground. Idaho also allowed Nevada to convert on all three of their fourth downs and gave up 27 first downs. 

 

Paper:

Mike Price, UTEP-Big win for the Miners on Wednesday night game in prime time. They were able to pick up the big conference win in addition to gaining some national exposure.  They had a well balanced attack with 175 yards rushing and 271 yards in the air. UTEP also controlled the clock and finished with two late scoring drives in the final seven minutes to give them the win. 

Scissors:

Andy Dalton, QB, TCU- In one of the biggest games of the season for the Horned Frogs, Dalton came up huge to keep their BCS hopes alive. He completed 13-24 pass attempts for 241 yards and three scores. Dalton managed the game very well and did not turn the ball over. This win at BYU is an important confidence booster for both TCU and Dalton.