2012 Mountain West Football Schedule Released

The 2012 Mountain West football schedule has been released, but as of now the times and television schedule has not been announced. Here is an overview of the non-conference games:

The non-conference schedule features 15 games against teams that earned bowl berths in 2011, including BYU (2 games), Cal, Louisiana Tech, Oregon, Michigan, Michigan State, Southern Miss, Texas (2 games), Toledo, Tulsa, Utah State (2 games), Washington. Six non-conference opponents finished ranked in last year's final Top 25 polls (USA Today/AP) - #4/4 Oregon, #-/6 USC, #9/12 Michigan, #10/11 Michigan State, #19/20 Southern Miss and 25/RV BYU.

The MW will play 14 games against Bowl Championship Series automatic-qualifying conference opponents in 2012, including seven against the Pac-12, three against both the Big Ten and Big 12 and one against the Big East.

A few things that standout in conference play is that for some reason Colorado State and Wyoming are not playing the last week of the season, but instead are playing on Nov. 3. On the final week Colorado State is hosting New Mexico while Wyoming hosts San Diego State. Somehow, the schedule makers were able to put Boise State at Nevada on the final weekend and UNLV at Hawai'i which is kind of a rivalry however, it is not UNLV vs. Nevada.

Some key games that will play a key roll in deciding the conference title (I know WAY too early):

Nevada at Hawai'i on Sept. 27
Nevada at Wyoming on Oct. 6
Boise State at Wyoming on Oct. 27
Boise State at Nevada on No. 24

I guess those matchups give away who I like to win the league in 2012.

A more thorough breakdown will occur for each team, but check the full schedule after the jump.

2012 Mountain West Football Schedule
Date Game
Thurs., Aug. 30 Minnesota at UNLV
Fri., Aug. 31 Boise State at Michigan State
Sat., Sept. 1 Idaho State at Air Force
Sat., Sept. 1 Weber State at Fresno State
Sat., Sept. 1 Hawai'i at USC
Sat., Sept. 1 Nevada at Cal
Sat., Sept. 1 Southern Univ. at New Mexico
Sat., Sept. 1 San Diego State at Washington #
Sat., Sept. 1 Wyoming at Texas
Sun. Sept. 2 Colorado State vs. Colorado %
Sat., Sept. 8 Air Force at Michigan
Sat., Sept. 8 North Dakota State at Colorado State
Sat., Sept. 8 Fresno State at Oregon
Sat., Sept. 8 South Florida at Nevada
Sat., Sept. 8 New Mexico at Texas
Sat., Sept. 8 Army at San Diego State
Sat., Sept. 8 Northern Arizona at UNLV
Sat., Sept. 8 Toledo at Wyoming
Sat., Sept. 15 Miami-Ohio at Boise State
Sat., Sept. 15 Colorado State at San Jose State
Sat., Sept. 15 Colorado at Fresno State
Sat., Sept. 15 Lamar at Hawai'i
Sat., Sept. 15 Northwestern State at Nevada
Sat., Sept. 15 New Mexico at Texas Tech
Sat., Sept. 15 North Dakota at San Diego State
Sat., Sept. 15 Washington State at UNLV
Sat., Sept. 15 Cal Poly at Wyoming
Sat., Sept. 22 Air Force at UNLV *
Sat., Sept. 22 BYU at Boise State
Sat., Sept. 22 Utah State at Colorado State
Sat., Sept. 22 Fresno State at Tulsa
Sat., Sept. 22 Nevada at Hawai'i *
Sat., Sept. 22 New Mexico at New Mexico State
Sat., Sept. 22 San Jose State at San Diego State
Sat., Sept. 22 Wyoming at Idaho
Sat., Sept. 29 Colorado State at Air Force *
Sat., Sept. 29 Boise State at New Mexico *
Sat., Sept. 29 San Diego State at Fresno State *
Sat., Sept. 29 Hawai'i at BYU
Sat., Sept. 29 Nevada at Texas State
Sat., Sept. 29 UNLV at Utah State
Sat., Oct. 6 Navy at Air Force
Sat., Oct. 6 Boise State at Southern Miss
Sat., Oct. 6 Fresno State at Colorado State *
Sat., Oct. 6 Hawai'i at San Diego State *
Sat., Oct. 6 Wyoming at Nevada *
Sat., Oct. 6 Texas State at New Mexico
Sat., Oct. 6 UNLV at Louisiana Tech
Sat., Oct. 13 Air Force at Wyoming *
Sat., Oct. 13 Fresno State at Boise State *
Sat., Oct. 13 Colorado State at San Diego State *
Sat., Oct. 13 New Mexico at Hawai'i *
Sat., Oct. 13 Nevada at UNLV *
Sat., Oct. 20 New Mexico at Air Force *
Sat., Oct. 20 UNLV at Boise State *
Sat., Oct. 20 Wyoming at Fresno State *
Sat., Oct. 20 San Diego State at Nevada *
Sat., Oct. 27 Nevada at Air Force *
Sat., Oct. 27 Boise State at Wyoming *
Sat., Oct. 27 Hawai'i at Colorado State *
Sat., Oct. 27 Fresno State at New Mexico *
Sat., Oct. 27 UNLV at San Diego State *
Sat., Nov. 3 Air Force at Army
Sat., Nov. 3 San Diego State at Boise State *
Sat., Nov. 3 Colorado State at Wyoming *
Sat., Nov. 3 Hawai'i at Fresno State *
Sat., Nov. 3 New Mexico at UNLV *
Sat., Nov. 10 Air Force at San Diego State *
Sat., Nov. 10 Boise State at Hawai'i *
Sat., Nov. 10 UNLV at Colorado State *
Sat., Nov. 10 Fresno State at Nevada *
Sat., Nov. 10 Wyoming at New Mexico *
Sat., Nov. 17 Hawai'i at Air Force *
Sat., Nov. 17 Colorado State at Boise State *
Sat., Nov. 17 Nevada at New Mexico *
Sat., Nov. 17 Wyoming at UNLV *
Sat., Nov. 24 Air Force at Fresno State *
Sat., Nov. 24 Boise State at Nevada *
Sat., Nov. 24 New Mexico at Colorado State *
Sat., Nov. 24 UNLV at Hawai'i *
Sat., Nov. 24 San Diego State at Wyoming *
Sat., Dec. 1 South Alabama at Hawai'i
* Mountain West game.
% Sports Authority Field (Denver, Colo.)
# CenturyLink Field (Seattle, Wash.)

Follow Mountain West Connection for more news around the clock via twitter, facebook and now google plus.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Mountain West Connection

You must be a member of Mountain West Connection to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mountain West Connection. You should read them.

Join Mountain West Connection

You must be a member of Mountain West Connection to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Mountain West Connection. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker