Mountain West Articles

Lamar Jackson
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every week during the regular season, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Nebraska Cornhuskers mascot
As the final piece of confetti dropped to the University of Phoenix Stadium turf Monday, another college football season officially concluded. Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s fifth national championship since the 2003 season gave the ’...
Kyle Kensing
8 months ago
Deshaun Watson
College football’s 2015-16 bowl season is officially over. A whopping 41 postseason games dotted the schedule this year, with Alabama edging Clemson 45-40 for the national championship on Monday night. The Crimson Tide’s close...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Nick Saban
College football’s 2016 season is still several months away, but it’s never too early to predict next year’s top 25 teams. It’s no secret a lot will change in terms of the personnel, coaching or outlooks for teams once all...
Steven Lassan
8 months ago
Vernon Adams
College football 2015-16 bowl season has almost reached its halfway point. With 20 games in the books, 21 contests remain, including the New Year’s Six matchups and the national championship on Jan. 11 in Glendale, Ariz. The first portion of...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Seeing teams with a 5-7 mark reach the postseason isn't the only quirk of the 2015 bowl season. The Arizona Bowl, a first-year bowl game, offers another oddity. It is the only bowl featuring two teams from the same conference and presents...
John Coon
9 months ago
Jared Goff
The Armed Forces Bowl features an interesting contrast in styles in Air Force’s option attack against California’s Bear Raid offense. Despite the contrast in styles, a high-scoring game is anticipated in Fort Worth on Tuesday afternoon...
John La Fleur
9 months ago
Josh Rosen
Every college football season is a new opportunity for the freshmen players on 128 FBS teams to make a statement. While each year always produces a handful of freshmen standouts, it seems more first-year players are making an impact at a high level...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Donnel Pumphrey
The last of college football’s pre-Christmas bowl games kicks off on Thursday, Dec. 24, as Cincinnati and San Diego State make the trek to Honolulu for an intriguing matchup in the Hawaii Bowl. The Aztecs are making their sixth consecutive...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl (say that five times fast, I dare you) offers up two well-respected Group of 5 programs in Boise State and Northern Illinois. Unfortunately for both, the 2015 season did not end as positively as it...
Chip Minnich
9 months ago
Chuckie Keeton
Akron has taken a major step forward in building a contender out of a program that was once a firmly entrenched cellar dweller. Now the Zips get to face a team in Utah State that successfully traveled this path before them. The two teams meet...
John Coon
9 months ago
Anu Solomon
Former conference partners, first in the Border Conference from 1931-51 and then the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) from 1962-78, will get reacquainted when Arizona and New Mexico meet in Saturday’s Gildan New Mexico Bowl at University...
Chris Dougherty
9 months ago
Tyler Ervin
The Cure Bowl in Orlando, Fla. is one of two bowls making its debut in college football’s 41-game postseason slate, and the inaugural matchup features two teams – Georgia State and San Jose State – hungry to end the season on a...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Derrick Henry
College football’s regular season concluded with Navy’s win over Army on Dec. 12, leaving 41 postseason games as all that’s left of the 2015 campaign. This year produced plenty of memorable endings and clutch performances,...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Deshaun Watson
With the completion of college football’s regular season, it’s time to take a look back and honor the best of the best and top performers from 2015. Whether it was on offense, defense or special teams, there was no shortage of...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Baker Mayfield
College football’s bowl season is bigger and better than ever with 41 postseason matchups. With the bowl lineup set and confidence pools and pick’em contests set to start on Dec. 19, Athlon’s editors are here with predictions for...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Ezekiel Elliott
College football’s four-team playoff and bowl system is the perfect blend of adding importance to the regular season and allowing teams to sort it out on the field in the postseason. While we wouldn’t advocate for college football to...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Baker Mayfield
The schedule for college football’s 2015-16 bowl season is finalized. The postseason is bigger and better than ever with 41 overall games, including the two playoff matchups – Orange and Cotton on Dec. 31 – with the national...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Bronco Mendenhall
It’s rare to see a college football coach hire catch the media by surprise. In most coaching searches, the names and interest level between the candidates and the programs are known and rumored about until the job is filled. However,...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Nick Saban
College football’s 2015 regular season is over and all 41 bowl and playoff matchups are set. The bowl season kicks off in Orlando with the inaugural Cure Bowl on Dec. 19 and concludes with the national championship in Glendale...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Christian McCaffrey
Week 14 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises.  With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Week 14 of the college football season is officially in the books. With the playoff and bowl picture coming into focus, there were no shortage of critical games or must-see matchups on Saturday. And the weekend slate produced its share of...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Donnel Pumphrey
Nobody who follows Mountain West football expected to see this matchup between Air Force and San Diego State in the conference championship game. San Diego State, sure, as the Aztecs were a preseason favorite in one of the weakest divisions in...
Mitch Harper
9 months ago
Marquise Williams
Conference championship games are a key part of every college football season. It’s the last chance for Heisman candidates to make an impression, there’s playoff implications among the Power 5 leagues, and these games also play a role...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
Deshaun Watson
Week 14 is the final weekend of college football's 2015 regular season. Bowl season is just around the corner, but several big matchups with playoff implications are slated for Saturday. Week 14 starts on Friday night in Detroit, as...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago

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