Mountain West Articles

Idaho State was a heavy underdog for its Friday night matchup against Boise State, and the Bengals were soundly defeated 52-0. The biggest news out of this game was an injury to quarterback Ryan Finley for the Broncos. The highlights for Idaho...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Devontae Booker
Several offensive questions face no. 21 Utah heading into its final non-conference game this weekend. The Utes moved the ball well enough in home victories over Utah State and Michigan, but left plenty of room for improvement. Utah coach Kyle...
John Coon
10 months ago
Budda Baker
Washington and Utah State will battle in a matchup of two 1-1 teams that will be looking for a chance to gain some critical momentum early on in the 2015 season. Washington had little trouble bouncing back from the loss at Boise State by routing an...
Scott Whittum
10 months ago
The Rocky Mountain Showdown dates back to 1893, though the Colorado-Colorado State series' future is only guaranteed to 2020. That's when the rivalry's contract expires, leaving precious few opportunities for either the Buffaloes...
Kyle Kensing
10 months ago
Last week, the Spartans scored a victory in one of the most high-profile games in the history of Michigan State's football program. This week, the Spartans have an early kickoff versus a team outside of the Power 5. Could this serve as a...
John La Fleur
10 months ago
After a sluggish start last week against Oregon State, the Wolverines finally started to resemble a competent offense by rattling off 35 straight points en route to a 35-7 blowout victory over the Beavers. The Michigan defense also stepped up their...
Mike Bainbridge
10 months ago
Tra Carson
When Nevada (1-1) and Texas A&M (2-0) square off on Saturday, the old working relationship between Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin and Wolf Pack head coach Brian Polian will be quickly put to the test at Kyle Field. In 2012,...
Ryan Wright
10 months ago
Todd Graham
The fourth-quarter deluge that overwhelmed Arizona State in its season-opening loss to Texas A&M seemingly spilled over into Week 2. The Sun Devils won a 35-21 decision over FCS opponent Cal Poly Saturday at home, though the final score...
Kyle Kensing
10 months ago
Boise State returns to the blue turf after a heartbreaking, 35-24 loss to BYU last week. The loss to BYU snapped the Broncos’ 10-game winning streak and dropped them out of the top 25 polls.  Looking to bounce back, the Broncos...
Mitch Harper
10 months ago
Les Miles
The third week of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with a key ACC matchup between Clemson and Louisville. Thursday night’s game is one of the marquee contests for Week 3, but the action continues on Friday and...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Jeremy Johnson
Quarterbacks are always under heavy scrutiny for all 128 college football teams, and the pressure only increases in big-time matchups. While it’s still very early in the 2015 season, there are a handful of teams with critical matchups in Week...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Dalvin Cook
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
One of the best college football matchups that the western United States has to offer on an annual basis renews itself on Saturday night when the 20th-ranked Boise State Broncos travel to Provo, Utah, to take on the BYU Cougars in a game that pairs...
Mitch Harper
10 months ago
Josh Rosen
UCLA won't stop off in Baker for beef jerky or take in a Cirque Du Soleil performance on its weekend excursion to Las Vegas. The Bruins are in Sin City for a business trip, taking on a new-look UNLV football team. The long-struggling...
Kyle Kensing
10 months ago
Nick Wilson
Arizona and Nevada isn't what one would call a rivalry, but there according to Wolf Pack running back Don Jackson, there is a level of "animosity." Saturday's matchup in Reno, Nevada, is the third between the two teams since...
Kyle Kensing
10 months ago
The Ole Miss Rebels eased into 2015 with a dominant 76-3 victory over UT Martin in Week 1, and will host Fresno State Saturday in the final tune-up ahead of the Sept. 19 SEC opener against Alabama in Tuscaloosa. While the Rebels looked great...
Nicholas Ian Allen
10 months ago
Devontae Booker
Utah's oldest football rivalry could end after this season. The Utes play Utah State for the 112th time in the Battle of the Brothers this weekend — continuing a series that started in 1892. Unless things change, Friday's game will...
John Coon
10 months ago
Josh Rosen
New quarterbacks were under the spotlight in the first week of the 2015 college football season. UCLA’s Josh Rosen stole the spotlight with 351 yards against Virginia, as the true freshman garnered one of the top performances by a quarterback...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Dana Holgorsen
The first week of every college football season always generates overreaction on both sides of the talking point. If a team lost by a bigger margin than expected or struggled, it’s easy to say that team is worse than anticipated. But if...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Mark Dantonio
Week 2 of the 2015 college football season kicks off on Thursday night with WKU hosting Louisiana Tech in a potential preview of the Conference USA Championship in December. The slate continues on Friday with Utah hosting Utah State and Miami...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Seth Russell
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Drew Hare
UNLV and Northern Illinois are both Group of 5 programs, but that’s probably the only similarity the two teams have. The Huskies have become one of the most successful programs in all of college football over the last five years, while...
Mitch Harper
10 months ago
Chris Petersen
Washington coach Chris Petersen returns to familiar surroundings on Friday night, as the Huskies take on Boise State in one of the top matchups from Week 1. Petersen guided the Broncos to 92 wins from 2006-13 and left to take over for Steve...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago
Chuckie Keeton
One thing remains in Utah State's ascension as a football program. The Aggies want to finish out a season as conference champions. Given the level of talent and experience on both sides of the ball, Utah State should pose a major threat to...
John Coon
10 months ago
Todd Graham
The Pac-12 has its share of one-sided matchups in Week 1, but the conference also boasts intriguing games with Boise State-Washington, Oregon-Eastern Washington, Utah-Michigan and Texas A&M-Arizona State. Stanford is a dark horse pick to get to...
Steven Lassan
10 months ago

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