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2011 CFN Midseason WAC Rundown
Utah State RB Robert Turbin
Utah State RB Robert Turbin
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Oct 21, 2011


The All-WAC team, top players, games, and more at the midseason

2011 WAC Midseason Roundup

2011 Midseason Roundups All-America Team | ACC | Big Ten | Big East | Big 12
CUSA | Ind | MAC | M-West | Pac-12 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC

Fresno State | Hawaii | Idaho | Louisiana Tech
Nevada | New Mexico St | San Jose State | Utah State

Offensive Player of the Midseason  
RB Robert Turbin, Jr. Utah State

Defensive Player of the Midseason
LB Bobby Wagner, Sr. Utah State

Ten Best Players At The Midseason
1. RB Robert Turbin, Jr. Utah State
2. LB Bobby Wagner, Sr. Utah State
3. S Donyae Coleman, Sr. NMSU
4. QB Bryant Moniz, Sr. Hawaii
5. DT Brett Roy, Sr. Nevada
6. RB Robbie Rouse, Jr. Fresno State
7. QB Chuckie Keeton, Fr. Utah State
8. RB Brandon Rutley, Sr. San Jose State
9. S Gary Walker, Jr. Idaho
10. DT Logan Harrell, Sr. Fresno State

2011 CFN Midseason Offense
QB - Bryant Moniz, Sr. Hawaii
RB - Robbie Rouse, Jr. Fresno State
RB - Robert Turbin, Jr. Utah State
WR – Royce Pollard, Sr. Hawaii
WR – Quinton Patton, Jr. Louisiana Tech
TE – Ryan Otten, Jr. San Jose State
OL - Funaki Asisi, Sr. Utah State
OL - Chris Barker, Jr. Nevada
OL - Philip Gapelu, Sr. Utah State
OL - Tyler Larsen, Soph. Utah State
OL - Clayton Laurel, Sr. Hawaii
PK – Matt Nelson, Jr. Louisiana Tech
KR – Lyle Fitte, Jr. Louisiana Tech

2011 CFN Midseason Defense
DL - Logan Harrell, Sr. Fresno State
DL – Travis Johnson, Jr. San Jose State
DL – David Niumatalolo, Sr. NMSU
DL - Brett Roy, Sr. Nevada
LB – Adrien Cole, Sr. Louisiana Tech
LB – Keith Smith, Soph. San Jose State
LB - Bobby Wagner, Sr. Utah State
DB - Donyae Coleman, Sr. NMSU
DB – Duke Ihenacho, Sr. San Jose State
DB – L.J. Jones, Soph. Fresno State
DB - Gary Walker, Jr. Idaho
P – Bobby Cowan, Jr. Idaho
PR – Devon Wylie, Sr. Fresno State

Three Biggest Surprises
1. San Jose State’s 3-4 start. The Spartans won two games combined in 2009 and 2010 and hadn’t won two games in a row since mid-October of 2008. There were signs of life in the rough start, and then came victories over New Mexico State and Colorado State. Those were good, but the win over Hawaii might have been the tone-setter for the program going forward.
2. Utah State. Yeah, the record should be better if it weren’t for all the big collapses, but the Aggies have become terrific thanks to a healthy Robert Turbin and the play of star freshman quarterback Chuckie Keeton.
3. New Mexico State and its offense. The Aggies haven’t won more than three games since 2007 and haven’t won more than four games since 2004, and now they’re already at 3-3 after winning two straight against New Mexico and Idaho. The offense is second in the WAC in passing.

Three Biggest Disappointments
1. Hawaii’s consistency. The Warriors were good enough to beat Colorado by 17 to start the season, and they battled at Washington, and then it managed to lose to one of the worst teams in America, UNLV, 40-20. At 3-3, they have to come up with a strong second half of the year just to make a bowl game.
2. Fresno State. The Bulldogs live for beating BCS teams, but they were 0-3 losing to Cal, Nebraska, and Ole Miss. That doesn’t include a 57-7 blasting from Boise State.
3. Louisiana Tech’s offense. When is the Sonny Dykes offense going to roll? The passing game has sputtered, ranking 89th in the nation in passing efficiency and the consistency hasn’t been there. The only explosion came against Central Arkansas.

The WAC Champion Will Be ... Nevada

Three Best Games of the First Half
1. 9/3 at Auburn 42 … Utah State 38
2. 9/10 at Louisiana Tech 48 … Central Arkansas 42 OT
3. 10/1 at BYU 27 … Utah State 24

Worst Game of the First Half
Nevada 37, UNLV 0

Coach of the Midseason
Gary Andersen, Utah State

Three Best Performances So Far
1. Hawaii QB Bryant Moniz completed 30-of-40 passes for 424 yards and seven touchdowns, and ran five times for 50 yards – all in the first half – in the win over UC Davis.
2. Fresno State QB Derek Carr completed 24-of-37 passes for 371 yards and five touchdowns with two interceptions in the win over Idaho.
3. Hawaii QB Bryant Moniz completed 34-of-55 passes for 410 yards and four scores in the win over Louisiana Tech.

Top Freshman
QB Chuckie Keeton, Utah State

Three Big Calls For The Second Half
1. Utah State will go to its first bowl game since the 1997 Humanitarian Bowl.
2. Fresno State will miss out on a bowl game for the first time since 2006 and the second time since 1998.
3. Nevada will run the table to finish 9-3.

Week 7 Fearless Predictions
Hawaii at San Jose State
Idaho at New Mexico State
Utah State at Fresno State
New Mexico at Nevada

Week 6 Fearless Predictions
Boise State at Fresno State
UNLV at Nevada
Louisiana Tech at Idaho
San Jose State at BYU
Wyoming at Utah State

Week 5 Fearless Predictions
Utah State at BYU
Nevada at Boise State
San Jose State at Colorado State
New Mexico State at New Mexico
Hawaii at Louisiana Tech
Ole Miss at Fresno State
Idaho at Virginia

Week 4 Fearless Predictions
- NMSU at San Jose State
- Fresno State at Idaho
- Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State
- Colorado State at Utah State
- Nevada at Texas Tech
- UC Davis at Hawaii

Week 3 Fearless Predictions
- Houston at Louisiana Tech
- UTEP at NMSU
- Nevada at San Jose State
- Idaho at Texas A&M
- North Dakota at Fresno State
- Hawaii at UNLV

Week 2 Fearless Predictions & Previews
- Central Arkansas at Louisiana Tech
- North Dakota at Idaho
- Nevada at Oregon -26.5
- Fresno State at Nebraska -28
- New Mexico State at Minnesota -20
- Weber State at Utah State
- San Jose State at UCLA -21.5
- Hawaii at Washington -6.5

Week 1 Fearless Predictions 
- Bowling Green at Idaho | Utah State at Auburn
- Louisiana Tech at USM | Fresno State vs. California
- Ohio at NMSU | Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss 
- San Jose State vs. Stanford | Colorado at Hawaii