Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Modern Champ Colorado State Faces Former Ruler BYU.(Sports)

Byline: Greg Archuleta Journal Staff Writer

Brigham Young's football dominance is so last century.

The new conference king is Colorado State, which won the Western Athletic Conference in 1997, then represented the Mountain West at the Liberty Bowl last season as tri-champion.

The Rams can solidify their hold on the 2000 MWC race and knock BYU from bowl contention in LaVell Edwards' final season as coach tonight when they play host to the Cougars in front of a national-television audience on ESPN.

BYU (4-5, 2-2) always has pointed toward November as the most important month of football under Edwards, but it's Lubick's teams that have shined of late during that month. …

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