Let the debate begin. The Mountain West announced the 2018 all-conference honors. Boise State’s Brett Rypien won offensive player of the year. Fresno State’s Jeffrey Allison won defensive player of the year. Wyoming’s Cooper Roothe won special teams player of the year. Utah State’s Matt Wells won coach of the year. Biggest controversy on social media was Fresno State wide receiver KeeSean Johnson being placed on second team.
Central Florida has won an astounding 24 consecutive football games, a mark Boise State reached back in the Kellen Moore era. The Idaho Statesman’s Chadd Crippe takes a look at how the two glory runs compare. Boise State played better defense, but UCF finished the job better in conference. Interesting contrast between the two runs.
So much for waiting until Sunday. Despite the complaining from San Diego State’s athletic director, it does appear Hawaii will stay home for the bowl season. They’ll take on former WAC foe Louisiana Tech. The game is slated for December 22nd
Fresno State is back in the College Football Playoff Poll at #25, otherwise known as the only poll that matters this time of year. Robert Kuwada of the Fresno Bee notes that if UCF were to lose to Memphis on Saturday, Boise State and Fresno State could be playing for more than just a Mountain West championship. If the Tigers pull off the upset, Saturday evening’s Mountain West clash figures to be a nervy few hours for both Bulldogs and Broncos fans.
Welp. It’s coaching carousel rumor season
A source connected to Texas Tech tells me that Utah State coach Matt Wells "is the leader right now" to succeed Kliff Kingsbury as coach of the Red Raiders.— Don Williams (@AJ_DonWilliams) November 28, 2018
On the horizon:
Thursday: Be sure to check out our Mountain West championship game preview (Boise State edition), and our Mountain West coaching carousel tracker