It’s Tuesday and we are continuing to roll out articles centered around the Mountain West Conference. In addition to the links found here, we have quite a bit of original content later today. Make sure you don’t miss it.
Yes but a lot of pieces have to line up the right way. It’s not very likely, but since they qualify academically, there’s still a (long) shot. Read more about it here.
Their season didn’t go as planned, but UNLV sure finished the way they wanted to with a surprising upset of San Diego State and closing our the regular season with a nice come from behind victory over in-state rival Nevada in the Freemont Cannon game.
It was an interesting season for San Diego State. They lost numerous starters to injury and kept winning for the most part. Then they get healthy and end the regular season with three straight losses, falling to the six best record in the MWC. Coach Long said he felt they had a good combination of momentum from scoring on their first overtime play and a two-point conversion play they were confident in. That play didn’t happen due to penalties and a new play was sent in, but wasn’t converted. They hope to bounce back in their upcoming bowl game.
If the first three games are any indication, this will be a hard-fought, back and forth, close game that comes down to the last play. Expect a great game. With the teams splitting last season and Boise State winning the regular season, is it Fresno State’s turn to win the MWC championship game? This is a nice and detailed preview by the Fresno Bee.
The MWC Players of the Week
Congratulations to this week's Hilton @MountainWest Football Players of the Week!— Mountain West (@MountainWest) November 26, 2018
Offense: @AlexMattison22, Jr. RB, @BroncoSportsFB
Defense: @_b00gie, Jr. LB/DB, @unlvfootball
Special Teams: @rothe_coop, Jr. PK, @wyo_football#MWFB pic.twitter.com/w4HlxIB9cE
On the horizon:
- Later today: Check out the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from the games this weekend.
- Later today: The MWCConnection 2018 All-MWC team. See what our team came up with.
- Later today: Take a look at the Game of the Week Recap.
- Coming tomorrow: Our latest bowl projections. There is sure to be some movement this week.
- Coming tomorrow: Final grades for each Mountain West team.