Iowa State will visit a U-N-L-V squad this weekend that got a boost of confidence with an overtime win at nationally ranked Arizona State. It was on of four wins Mountain West Conference teams posted over teams from the Pac-10.

U-N-L-V coach Mark Sanford says it was a great win for the program and what they’re trying to win, as well as several great wins for the conference that shows they’re a force to be reckoned with. Sanford says the Rebels face another big test against the Cyclones.

He says they’re a good team and they have a lot of respect for them, and it’s good to have them at home after playing in Ames and losing a close game two years ago. Sanford put on a wild demonstration at the end of a 16-10 loss to the Cyclones in 2006. A U-N-L-V receiver caught the ball out of bounds in the back of the endzone on the final play of the game and Sanford refused to let his team leave the field for several minutes while demanding officials review the play.

Sanford says his issue had nothing to do with Iowa State and everything to do with instant replay, as it was the end of game play that should have been reviewed. Both teams are 2-1.