Mike Hlas is an award-winning columnist with the Cedar Rapids Gazette and force behind The Hlog. Each week, he will break down the worst matchup in college football. Considering the increasing number of uncompetitive and uninteresting games, Mike's task is harder than giving swine flu back to a pig.
It's an exciting weekend in the Mountain West Conference.
Texas Christian plays at Brigham Young on national television (well, Versus, anyway). Eighth-ranked TCU is unbeaten and trying to work its way into a BCS bowl. No. 16 BYU is 6-1 and trying become the boss of the MWC. Utah, which went unbeaten last season, will try to continue its climb in the national rankings when it plays host to Air Force.
But that's not our concern. No, we're looking at the bottom of the Mountain. Bottom-feeders Nevada Las Vegas and New Mexico meet in Albuquerque. Someone must win. We think.
After he left Iowa to become the basketball coach at New Mexico, Steve Alford called Iowa a "football school." Alford found himself a basketball school.
New Mexico is 0-6 this year under first-year coach Mike Locksley. The Lobos have dropped 10 straight dating to a 70-7 win over San Diego State last year that led to Chuck Long's undoing as the Aztecs' coach.