BOISE, Idaho – Adam Muema rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown and San Diego State’s special teams had a hand in two other scores in a 21-19 upset at No. 19 Boise State on Saturday night.
The Aztecs returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, and then in the second half, a blocked punt set up Muema’s 3-yard run to put the Aztecs up 14-13.
The win is the fifth straight for the surging Aztecs (7-3, 5-1) and moved them into a tie for first in the Mountain West. It was also San Diego State’s first victory over a ranked foe since 1996.
The Broncos (7-2, 4-1) suffered a rare loss at home for the second straight year. Last season, Texas Christian came in and won at Bronco Stadium, spoiling Boise State’s hopes for a conference championship and playing in a BCS bowl.
■ Army 41, Air Force 21 – At West Point, N.Y., Trent Steelman rushed for 101 yards and scored twice, the Army defense held Air Force’s high-powered offense in check for three quarters, and the Black Knights snapped a six-game losing streak against the Falcons.
Army (2-7) also stopped a 13-game skid in service academy games and stayed in the hunt for its first Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy since 1996. Air Force (5-4) has won it outright the past two seasons. Navy beat the Falcons 28-21 in overtime a month ago.
■ Wyoming 45, Colorado State 31 – At Laramie, Wyo., Brett Smith passed for four touchdowns and ran for another in leading the Cowboys (2-7, 1-4) past the Rams (2-7, 1-4). The win streak is the Cowboys’ longest in the 103-game series between the two schools since they won seven in a row from 1967 to 1973.
■ Fresno State 45, Hawaii 10 – At Fresno, Calif., Derek Carr threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns, and Robbie Rouse eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing for the third straight season as the Bulldogs (7-3, 5-1) routed the Rainbows (1-7, 0-5).