Fresno State vs Boise State Mountain West Championship Prediction Game Preview

Fresno State vs Boise State Mountain West Championship game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Championship Week game on Saturday, December 3

Fresno State vs Boise State Mountain West Championship prediction, game preview, odds, how to watch. Championship Week, Saturday, December 3


Fresno State vs Boise State Mountain West Championship Prediction Game Preview

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Fresno State vs Boise State How To Watch

Date: Saturday, December 3
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
How To Watch: FOX
Record: Fresno State (8-4), Boise State (9-3)
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Why Fresno State Will Win

Fresno State didn’t have its guy the first time around.

It held up well in the meeting with Boise State with the score tied at 20 late in the third quarter before allowing 20 unanswered points in the 40-20 loss. Bulldog QB Logan Fife struggled without a slew of downfield completions with no touchdowns with two picks.

That was the last time Fresno State lost.

Fife and the team picked it back up with two straight wins after losing in Boise, and then star QB Jake Haener returned and everything took off.

Starting with a miraculous comeback to beat San Diego State, the Bulldogs got rolling from there. The O led the Mountain West in yards and scoring, it’s great on third downs, and it lost just one turnover in the last four games.

Boise State was able to get by Utah State last week despite allowing over 300 passing yards. It lost the other two games when it for over 200 passing yards – BYU threw for 377 and Oregon State went for 292 – and faced no one else that could throw, a Haener-less Fresno State team aside.

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Why Boise State Will Win

There’s something about San Diego State that allowed the stars of the Mountain West to find themselves.

Fresno State’s season kicked it into gear with two touchdowns in 13 seconds, and Boise State’s run to the Mountain West title game got rolling in the second half of the 35-13 win over the Aztecs. That’s when the rushing attack became almost unstoppable.

Air Force was able to keep it down, and BYU allowed just 104 yards in Boise State’s only loss over the last eight games, but it has been dominant on the ground with 200 yards or more in six of the last eight games after sputtering a wee bit to start the season.

The Broncos are 7-0 when running for 140 yards or more. Fresno State is 1-4 when allowing 160 rushing yards or more.

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What’s Going To Happen

It’ll be cold in Boise on Saturday, but the weather won’t affect the Fresno State passing game enough to matter.

The Boise State defense might be fantastic, but it also piled up big stats against a slew of teams that couldn’t do anything offensively.

It got San Diego State before Jalen Mayden took over – the O hit just 2-of-16 passes.

New Mexico finish the regular season with the nation’s worst offense. Colorado State wasn’t far off, Nevada was 122nd in the nation, Wyoming 117th, San Diego State 116th.

It beat the teams with struggling offenses and lost or had problems with the ones that could get past 300 yards. Fresno State will get past 300 yards.

It’s not like Fresno State beat a slew of teams with killer offenses, either – it played a lot of the same teams Boise State did. But Boise State will be able to run the ball.

The passing attack will overcome the running game in a fun 60-minute fight.

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Fresno State vs Boise State Mountain West Championship Prediction, Line

Fresno State 30, Boise State 27
Line: Boise State -3.5, o/u: 54.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Fresno State vs Boise State Mountain West Championship Must See Rating (out of 5): 4

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2022 Mountain West Title Game Odds: Boise State Opens As A Slight Favorite

2022 Mountain West Title Game Odds: Boise State Opens As A Slight Favorite Broncos are a slim 3.5-point favorite. Contact/Follow @JeremyMauss & @MWCwire Home field is the edge. The oddsmakers opened up betting odds for the Mountain West title game …

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Broncos are a slim 3.5-point favorite.


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Home field is the edge.

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The oddsmakers opened up betting odds for the Mountain West title game this year which features Fresno State taking on Boise State at Albertson’s Stadium.

The last time these two teams met it was Boise State running away over Freson State, 40-20, but there were injuries involved in that game. Most notably Bulldogs quarterback Jake Haener did not play.

Even with the lopsided results, the consensus line is Boise State as a 3.5-point favorite. That basically means it would be a pick’em on a neutral field with a very slight edge to the Broncos.

Both teams have played extremely well since their early season losses. Boise State is 8-0 in league play and Fresno State is 7-1 with its only loss being to the Broncos back on Oct. 9.

The game is also expected to feature a decent amount of points as the over/under has moved from 50.5 to 53.5. These two combined for 60 when they played earlier this year.

Boise State’s defense is really good this year and one of the best around but so is the Fresno State offense is also outstanding when fully healthy. The Broncos offense has shown time to score a lot of points but also has stalled at times settling for field goals.

There will be opportunities against a Fresno State defense that has players but also has given up points this season with four games of giving up 30 or more points, and 40 twice. In those games, the Bulldogs are 1-3.

We will have more betting insight and picks later in the week so stay tuned for that and all over our Mountain West title game coverage.


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Week 13 Mountain West Football Bowl Projections

Week 13 Mountain West Bowl Projections Final regular season projections Contact/Follow @JeremyMauss & @MWCwire Seven teams are going bowling, maybe eight The Mountain West will have seven bowl-eligible teams and they all should go bowling once games …

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Final regular season projections


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Seven teams are going bowling, maybe eight

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The Mountain West will have seven bowl-eligible teams and they all should go bowling once games are announced later this week and on Sunday.

UNLV has a shot to go bowling with five wins due to having the second-highest APR among teams with five wins. They are trailing only the Rice Owls but they also are 5-7.

A few bowl projection outlets have included UNLV but we are going to hold off on including the Rebels in these final regular season rankings. Obviously, we are rooting for UNLV to go bowling.

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Here are the bowl lineup for the Mountain West this year.

– Cotton Bowl – at-large vs. Group of Five
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs MAC
– Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl vs Pac-12
– New Mexico Bowl vs Conference USA
– Barstool Arizona Bowl vs MAC
– EasyPost Hawai’i Bowl vs Conference USA

Backup tie-ins are below

– Guaranteed Rate Bowl vs Big Ten or Big 12

Other Options

Cure Bowl vs Group of Five
– RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl vs Group of Five
– SERVPRO First Responder Bowl vs Group of Five
– Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl vs Group of Five

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Mountain West Football Week 13 In Five Words

Mountain West Football Week 13 In Five Words A quick and short recap from the final regular season week Contact/Follow @JeremyMauss & @MWCwire Regular season is in the books One last time for the regular season, we are going to give our quick …

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A quick and short recap from the final regular season week


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Regular season is in the books

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One last time for the regular season, we are going to give our quick reaction to each of the Mountain West teams.

No fret though, this will continue through the Mountain West championship game and bowl season as well.

Mountain West Football: Week 13 Winners And Losers

With that, we will give our quick recaps of five words for each team with ours and then as usual a bunch of our user tweets talking about Week 13.

Air Force – 15 points from being 12-0.

Boise State – Banged up for title game?

Colorado State – Great future for Clay Millen

Fresno State – Everyone showed up pre-championship

Hawaii – Rushing offense/defense was difference

Nevada – Settling for FG’s against rival

New Mexico – Lobos really need an offense

San Diego State – Quarterback Jalen Mayden was human

San Jose State – Rushing game was on point.

UNLV – Defense comes stops rival Nevada

Utah State – Can’t fall behind so early

Wyoming – Offense and defense was bad

Now… onto our Twitter follower reactions.


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Mountain West Football: Week 13 Winners And Losers

We size up the big winners and losers from the last full weekend of Mountain West football action.

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Mountain West Football: Week 13 Winners And Losers


We take a look at the Mountain West’s winners and losers from Week 13 of college football.


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Encouragements and letdowns from the week that was.

Mountain West football’s regular season wrapped up in Week 13 with a six-game slate that included some wild rivalry action and record-breaking performances. Don’t cry now that it’s over, smile because it happened.

Here are our picks for those who gave plenty for which to be thankful and those who let us down.

Winners

1. UNLV safety Johnathan Baldwin

The Rebels got heroics from a number of players in reclaiming the Fremont Cannon, but few did quite as much as their sophomore safety, who stymied multiple Nevada threats in UNLV’s 27-22 win.

Baldwin finished the day with eight tackles, two pass breakups, a 55-yard fumble return for a touchdown which helped the Rebels cut an early 13-0 deficit, and a third quarter interception which stopped a Wolf Pack drive on UNLV’s side of the field. It was emblematic of the promise this roster has going into 2023.

2. Colorado State quarterback Clay Millen

When you set a positive record of some kind, you make the winners list, that’s the rule. In CSU’s 17-0 victory over New Mexico, Millen had perhaps his best game of the season by going 19-of-24 for 214 yards and two touchdowns, which helped him set a new FBS single-season record for completion percentage by a freshman, 72.2%.

The Rams didn’t have the season that anyone in Fort Collins envisioned, but their young quarterback flashed plenty of potential throughout the year and fans have good reason to be optimistic going into next year.

3. Boise State quarterback Taylen Green

The Broncos needed some late-game heroics to put Utah State away for good in a 42-23 victory, but their signal-caller had the most productive game of his young career in doing so.

Green completed 14-of-23 passes for 220 yards and four touchdowns, including two to up-and-coming wide receiver Eric McAlister, but it was his program-record 91-yard touchdown run that provided the exclamation point and gave the Broncos some late-game breathing room. As far as we can tell, the sky is the limit for the redshirt freshman from Lewisville, Texas.

Losers

1. Star players seeing too much time in meaningless games

Yes, the players themselves likely do not see it this way since both Boise State and Fresno State hosted their respective Senior Days on Friday, but you can’t help but wonder how next Saturday’s championship game might change because of potential injuries to impact players.

For the Broncos, nickelback Tyreque Jones and defensive end Ahmed Hassanein both got banged up in the victory over Utah State. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, lost offensive tackle Jacob Spomer and defensive end David Perales in their win against Wyoming. Jones needed a cart to get off the blue turf at Albertsons Stadium while Perales was seen on crutches, and if either or both can’t play next weekend, there should be a lot of grumbling about why.

2. San Diego State’s rushing attack

Where have you gone, Greg Bell? With quarterback Jalen Mayden under fire seemingly every time he dropped back to pass, any help at all from the ground game would have helped. He didn’t get it, though, a big reason why the Aztecs finished their regular season with a 13-3 loss to Air Force.

Though you have to account for 20 sack yards, the trio of Jordan Byrd, Martin Blake, and Kenon Christon combined for… three yards on nine carries. On the season, San Diego State managed just 4.13 yards per carry as a team while Byrd, the offense’s leading rusher, had 389 yards. That’s a far cry from the string of 1,000-yard runners the program had from 2010 to 2017 and figures to be a point of emphasis in preparation for their eventual bowl game next month.

3. Wyoming

Did the Cowboys have an emotional hangover from their crushing home loss to Boise State in Week 12? It looked like it at Valley Children’s Stadium on Friday night, where Fresno State forced Wyoming into six straight punts to open the game and the Pokes couldn’t even get to the Bulldogs’ 40-yard line until the fourth quarter, culminating in a 30-0 blowout loss.

Many of the same offensive frustrations reared their ugly heads, from Andrew Peasley’s 12-of-29 and two-interception performance to Titus Swen getting virtually no help from anyone, but in averaging just 3.29 yards per play, Wyoming had its worst per-play showing since December 2020. The talent for a breakthrough is still there, but you can’t fault the brown and gold faithful for their frustrations at this point.

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Boise State Takes Care Of Utah State, 42-23

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Undefeated in league play

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One of the best things about a black Friday game is that you can be on national network TV. This game also comes with an early 10 AM MT kickoff. The early start led to a sluggish start for both Utah State and the Broncos, as they combined for five punts to start the game. The first non-punt drive was by Utah State, which got into field goal range with the help of 30 penalty yards by the Broncos, only to miss the 52-yard attempt when Aggie kicker Connor Cole drove the kick into the back of his right guard’s head.

One of the penalties included a targeting call on a fake punt attempt that led to Broncos Safty JL Skinner being ejected from the game. Since the ejection was in the first half, Skinner will be available for next week’s Mountain West championship game. 

Boise State found the endzone on the following drive going 65 yards on plays and ending with a 6-yard pass from Taylon Green to Eric McAllister. The Broncos added two more touchdowns over their next three possessions to get out to a 21-0 lead, with Green’s arm featured on both scores. Green completed a 50-yard pass to Latrell Caples, and McAllister got his second touchdown with a 25-yard pass.

Utah State finally got some offense going on their final drive before halftime taking 11 plays to move the 75 yards to get in the endzone to cut the Bronco lead to 21-7 for the half.  The Aggies needed a 3-yard run from receiver Terrell Vaughn on 4th down to finally get themselves in the endzone. Utah State needed any momentum they could get in hopes of carrying it over to the second half.

The Aggies did carry some of the momentum over, driving down for a 22-yard field goal to close their deficit to 21-10.  The Broncos responded with a touchdown drive led by Taylon Green through the air and George Holani on the ground.  Holani Split the workload with Ashton Jeanty for most of the game but was still able to surpass 1,000 rushing yards on the season on the drive. 

Green connected on his fourth touchdown pass of the day, with defensive lineman Scott Matlock getting the second touchdown catch of his career to extend the Bronco lead to 28-10. Interestingly enough, Matlock’s first was in last year’s matchup against Utah State.

Boise State’s defense was stingy in the first half but showed some cracks in the second. Like most games, the secondary gave up a deep pass and the Aggies were able to take it all the way to the endzone. Utah State quarterback Cooper Legas found Terrell Vaughn, who had put a slick double move on the defensive back to go 75-yards to close the Bronco lead back to 11, 28-17. With no response for the Broncos, Utah State was able to chew up more yardage and found the endzone after a 13-play drive capped off by an 8-yard run by running back Calvin Tyler Jr to close the gap down to 28-23 and failing on the 2-point conversion.

After forcing another punt from the Broncos, the Aggies continued to move the ball, getting themselves down to the Boise State 10-yard line before Legas threw an interception attempting to convert on a 4th down from the Bronco 14-yard line. After a 1-yard loss on first down, Taylen Green found a little room to get loose for a Bronco-record 91-yard touchdown run to give the Broncos some breathing room at 35-23 with just over a minute left in the game. The Bronco defense forced an interception on the next possession that Seyi Oladipo returned 48 yards for a touchdown sealing the 42-23 victory for Boise State.

Player Of The Game:

Quarterback Taylen Green. Green completed 14 of 23 passes for 220 yards and four touchdowns while adding 91 yards on six carries and an additional touchdown for good measure.

There is an honorable mention here as well, freshman linebacker Andrew Simpson who had ten tackles and a sack while stepping in for injured Ezekiel Noa. 

Final Thoughts:

This game feels like a mixed bag. Boise State controlled the game early, then struggled on both sides for most of the second half. Coming up with the big plays needed to close out the game showed the maturity that the team has built throughout the season, but they also made mental mistakes that we shouldn’t see at this point of the season.

Overall, players stepped up when they needed to, and the Broncos were able to finish undefeated in conference play. Boise State needs to carry the momentum into next week’s championship game.

Up Next:

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Boise State vs Utah State Prediction Game Preview

Boise State vs Utah State game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 13 game on Friday, November 25

Boise State vs Utah State prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 13, Friday, November 25


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Boise State vs Utah State How To Watch

Date: Friday, November 25
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
How To Watch: CBS
Record: Boise State (8-3), Utah State (6-5)
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Why Utah State Will Win

Will Boise State care?

Of course it would like to win on Senior Day, and of course it wants to keep the momentum going with six straight Mountain West wins and two victories in a row after the loss to BYU, but it has the Mountain West title game against Fresno State next week.

This isn’t even the team’s last home game – the championship is being played in Albertsons.

Utah State completely turned its season around after starting 1-5. It’s on a nice 5-1 run, it’s bowl eligible, and it’s all coming from the offense with a good balance and a defense that’s forcing enough takeaways to get by. However …

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Why Boise State Will Win

It also helped Utah State that it played New Mexico, Hawaii, and Colorado State in this run. Give it credit for taking down San Jose State and Air Force, but both of those were at home.

Again, the defense hasn’t been bad, but it’s been rocky against the run allowing almost five yards per carry. Now it gets a rolling Boise State running game that’s ripping though just about everything.

The Broncos are 6-0 when running for 130 yards or more. Utah State gives up close to 200 yards per game.

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What’s Going To Happen

You’ll have to forgive Boise State if it wants to get this over with and move on as quickly as possible. Being on Friday morning should make this even weirder.

Utah State will come out fired up to make a statement on a national stage – getting to seven wins would be a big deal considering how many bowl eligible Mountain West teams there are – but the Boise State defense will clamp down hard in the second half.

Call it a tone-setting mindset for what’s coming next.

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Boise State vs Utah State Prediction, Line

Boise State 34, Utah State 20
Line: Boise State -16.5, o/u: 52.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Boise State vs Utah State Must See Rating (out of 5): 2.5
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Week 13 Mountain West Football: TV Schedule. Picks, Odds, More

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One more time this year

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Week 13 is here for Mountain West play and that means it is, sadly, the final full week of games for the conference. It also means our picks and predictions.

There are three games on Friday and Saturday, so plan accordingly.

FRIDAY

Utah State at Boise State -16, 12 p.m. ET, TV: CBS or stream on FuboTV with a free trial

Jeremy: SU: Boise State | ATS: Utah State

Sean: SU: Boise State | ATS: Utah State

Brandon: SU: Boise State | ATS: Utah State

Ted: SU: Boise State | ATS: Utah State

Phil: SU: Boise State | ATS: Utah State

Michael: SU: Boise State | ATS: Utah State

Roger:SU: Boise State | ATS: Utah State

Erik: SU: Boise State | ATS: Boise State

Thomas: SU: Boise State | ATS: Boise State

New Mexico at Colorado State -7.5, 3:30 p.m. ET, TV: CBS Sports Network or stream on FuboTV with a free trial

Jeremy: SU: Colorado State | ATS: New Mexico

Sean: SU: Colorado State | ATS: New Mexico

Brandon: SU: Colorado State | ATS:  New Mexico

Ted: SU: New Mexico | ATS: New Mexico

Phil: SU: Colorado State | ATS: Colorado State

Michael: SU: Colorado State | ATS: Colorado State

Roger: SU: Colorado State | ATS: New Mexico

Erik: SU: Colorado State | ATS: Colorado State

Thomas: SU: Colorado State | ATS: Colorado State

Wyoming at Fresno State -15, 10 p.m. ET, TV: FS1 or stream on FuboTV with a free trial

Jeremy: SU: Fresno State | ATS: Wyoming

Sean: SU: Fresno State | ATS: Wyoming

Brandon: SU: Fresno State | ATS: Wyoming

Ted: SU: Fresno State | ATS: Wyoming

Phil: SU: Fresno State | ATS: Fresno State

Michael: SU: Wyoming| Wyoming

Roger: SU: Fresno State | ATS: Fresno State

Erik: SU: Fresno State | ATS: Wyoming

Thomas: SU: Fresno State | ATS: Fresno State

SATURDAY

Hawaii at San Jose State -15, 3:30 p.m. ET, TV: Spectrum PPV (Hawaii) or Team1Sports app (mainland)

Jeremy: SU: San Jose State | ATS: San Jose State

Sean: SU: Hawaii| ATS: Hawaii

Brandon: SU: San Jose State | ATS: Hawaii

Ted: SU: Hawaii | ATS: Hawaii

Phil: SU: San Jose State | ATS: Hawaii

Michael: SU: San Jose State | ATS: San Jose State

Roger: SU: San Jose State | ATS: San Jose State

Erik: SU: San Jose State | ATS: San Jose State

Thomas: SU: San Jose State | ATS: Hawaii

Nevada at UNLV -12.5, 6 p.m. ET, TV: Silver State Sports & Entertainment Network, KVVU FOX5 in Las Vegas and Nevada Sports Net OR STREAM: The Mountain West Network

Jeremy: SU: UNLV | ATS: UNLV

Sean: SU: UNLV | ATS: Nevada

Brandon: SU: UNLV | ATS: UNLV

Ted: SU: UNLV | ATS: UNLV

Phil: SU: UNLV | ATS: Nevada

Michael: SU: Nevada | ATS: Nevada

Roger: SU: UNLV | ATS: UNLV

Erik: SU: UNLV | ATS: Nevada

Thomas: SU: UNLV | ATS: UNLV

Air Force at San Diego State +1.5, 9 p.m. ET, TV: CBS Sports Network or stream on FuboTV with a free trial

Jeremy: SU: San Diego State | ATS: San Diego State

Sean: SU: San Diego State | ATS: San Diego State

Brandon B SU: San Diego  State | ATS: San Diego State

Ted: SU: San Diego State | ATS: San Diego State

Phil: SU: Air Force | ATS: Air Force

Michael: SU: Air Force | ATS: Air Force

Roger: SU: San Diego State | ATS: San Diego State

Erik: SU: San Diego State | ATS: San Diego State

Thomas: SU: Air Force | ATS: Air Force 


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Week 13 Mountain West Football: Best Bets

Mountian West football reaches the final week of the regular season. After your turkey coma, where should you place your bets this week?

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Week 13 Mountain West Football: Best Bets


A look at the Mountain West betting odds for Week 13


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What are the oddsmakers saying about these match ups?

Late in the week we will look at odds and recent lines and make our best picks and bets. Odds courtesy of Vegas Insider and inputted at time of writing.

The title game is set. Boise State hosts Fresno State. Now it’s all about pride. We went 4-2 last week and are 48-42 on the year. Another solid week. Let’s make some money in this final week.

Utah State @ Boise State (-17, O/U 51.5)

Boise State locked their spot in the MW Championship game last week with a close win over Wyoming. Utah State pulled an upset over San Jose State. This week is for pride, but Boise will look to maintain momentum going into the MW Championship.

Pick: Boise State (-17)

New Mexico @ Colorado State (-7.5, O/U 35)

Colorado State is looking to go for 12 straight wins over New Mexico. The Lobos are looking to end the season on a high. CSU is a 7.5 point favorite and you can’t really trust it. The over/under is really low for a non-service academy game. This game is the perfect opportunity for the Rams offense to show what it can be.

Pick: Over

Wyoming @ Fresno State (-15, O/U 50.5)

Neither team has done well against the spread this year. But Wyoming has shown they can compete with the top of the MW. Fresno State has pulled their head out of the sand after the return of Jake Haener. The Cowboys defense will be the star of the show here.

Pick: Wyoming +15

Hawai’i @ San Jose State (-15, O/U 57.5)

Hawai’i pulled a large upset last week against UNLV (at least in terms of how the season has gone). San Jose State surprisingly lost to Utah State last week. The Spartans have gone downhill in terms of momentum after losing to Fresno State. Watch for the Rainbow Warriors to potentially pull another upset.

Pick: Hawai’i +15

Nevada @ UNLV (-12.5 O/U 49)

The Battle for Nevada and the Fremont Cannon is on the line in this heated rivalry. Both teams have fallen off a cliff after a strong start to the season. UNLV seems like the better choice if you want to go Money Line. However, you can throw convential wisdom out the window in a rivalry game. The over seems like a better bet here.

Pick: Over

Air Force @ San Diego State (+1.5 O/U 43.5)

This one is tough to call. Both teams are 5-6 against the spread and on the over/under. Both teams had a chance to make the MW Championship game, but blew their opportunities. They’re now looking to finish the season on a high note. Air Force seems like the better choice to win and picking them straight up feels like a safe bet.

Pick: Air Force ML

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Week 12 Mountain West Football Power Rankings

Week 12 Mountain West Football Power Rankings Top few stay the same Contact/Follow @MWCwire One more week to make some noise There is one more week in Mountain West play as we head into the final full slate of games before Boise State hosts Fresno …

Week 12 Mountain West Football Power Rankings


Top few stay the same


Contact/Follow @MWCwire

One more week to make some noise

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There is one more week in Mountain West play as we head into the final full slate of games before Boise State hosts Fresno State in the conference title game with the LA Jimmy Kimmel Bowl on the line.

Before we get there, we have our latest power rankings from our staff to get to. The top stays the same with Boise State but it is not a unanimous pick, again. There are three total teams that have earned a first-place vote to go along with the Broncos with Air Force and Fresno State.

The rest of the rankings are fairly similar with juuuuuust a little bit of movement.

Before we get to the rankings, here are a few ballots from our staff.

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