Three bowl games and three losses for the WAC conference. The WAC conference was trying to assert itself as the best Non-BCS Conference, ahead of the Mountain West, but with two games remaining, they are endangered of not winning a bowl game at all this year.
Last night Hawaii fell victim to Notre Dame, an Irish team that hadn't won a bowl game since 1994. The Warriors were completely and utterly over matched. They allowed Jimmy Clausen to eclipse the 400 yard mark passing. This is the same Irish team that did not score a point against Boston College, did not get a first down against USC till late in the 3rd quarter, and the same Irish team that lost to Syracuse. Fresno State started the year with a bang, beating Rutgers, and losing a close one to Wisconsin. Two teams which peaked at different parts of the year. Rutgers at the end of the year and Wisconsin in the beginning of the year. The Bulldogs' lack of defense hurt them tremendously against Colorado State. The Rams torched the Bulldogs for 257 yards through the air and 362 yards on the ground. The worst part about it all for Fresno State fans; Colorado State was only 6-6 coming into the game, just like Notre Dame. The best bowl game so far this year was the Poinsettia Bowl between Boise State and TCU. The Horned Frogs put an end to all of the Broncos grumblings about not making a BCS bowl game by winning the game 17-16. This was a great game overall, but honestly the BCS made the correct decision not picking Boise State. With the way the WAC is looking, Boise State's undefeated season is not looking so good right now. The last two hopes for a win for the WAC are Nevada against Maryland and Louisiana Tech against Northern Illinois. If the WAC fails to win either of those games, it will be a big setback for the conference in the race to be the best Non-BCS Conference.