After last years Utah BCS Sugar Bowl upset win over Alabama college football in the Mountain West is back! The Mountain West started the year with three of its teams on the AP top 25 rankings with TCU at 17, Utah at 19 and BYU at 20. Utah started the season with the nations longest winning streak at was looking to extend it agianst Utah State. BYU had its opener againts number 3 Oklahoma.
BYU had its opener at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium, with a very close game until near the end of the first half when BYU linebacker Coleby Clawson went past the offensive line to Oklahoma Heisman winner Sam Bradford and they both landed on his shoulder this not only ruined the game for Oklahoma but may have ruined the Sooners chances on making it to a BCS game. Oklahoma went from being the number 3 team in the nation to the number thirteen in the nation. BYU moved up 11 spots into number 9 in the country. BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said the rankings won’t affect the cougars like it did last year.