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MWC Bowl Games & Bowl Game of the Year Prediction

What are the bowl games for the Mountain West, and which one will prove to be the best this year?

Las Vegas Bowl - Boise State v Oregon
Will the Las Vegas Bowl be the best bowl game in 2018?
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The bowl games have all been announced. As such, I have one last prediction/poll for the bowl season.

Game 1 - North Texas (9-3) vs Utah State (10-2)

Bowl Game: New Mexico Bowl

Game Time: 12:00 PM (Mountain) on 12/15

Television - ESPN

Spread - Aggies by 9

Game 2 - Arizona State (7-5) vs Fresno State (11-2)

Bowl Game: Las Vegas Bowl

Game Time: 1:30 PM (Mountain) on 12/15

Television - ABC

Spread - Bulldogs by 4.5

Game 3 - San Diego State (7-5) vs Ohio (8-4)

Bowl Game: Frisco Bowl

Game Time: 6:00 PM (Mountain) on 12/19

Television - ESPN

Spread - Bobcats by 3

Game 4 - Hawaii (8-5) vs Louisiana Tech (7-5)

Bowl Game: Hawaii Bowl

Game Time: 8:30 PM (Mountain) on 12/22

Television - ESPN

Spread - Rainbow Warriors by 1

Game 5 - Boston College (7-5) vs Boise State (10-3)

Bowl Game: First Responder Bowl

Game Time: 11:30 AM (Mountain) on 12/26

Television - ESPN

Spread - Broncos by 3

Game 6 - Arkansas State (8-4) vs Nevada (7-5)

Bowl Game: Arizona Bowl

Game Time: 11:15 AM (Mountain) on 12/29

Television - CBS Sports Network

Spread - Red Wolves by 1.5

Bowl Game of the Year Prediction - Arizona State vs Fresno State

Fresno State is the MWC champion. This game is on ABC on a Saturday. Fresno State needs to win this game against a Power 5 team in front of the country to help validate the quality of this conference. Sure, San Diego State already beat Arizona State this year, but that win can be forgotten with so many games being played over the course of any given week - not to mention the entire season. The MWC needs to win games like the Las Vegas Bowl when more eyeballs are watching the game and an impression can be left at the end of the season. For that reason, the Las Vegas Bowl is my pick as the MWC Bowl Game of the Year.

Let us know which game you think will be the Bowl Game of the Year.


What will be the Bowl Game of the Year?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    New Mexico Bowl
    (8 votes)
  • 32%
    Las Vegas Bowl
    (14 votes)
  • 4%
    Frisco Bowl
    (2 votes)
  • 6%
    Hawaii Bowl
    (3 votes)
  • 32%
    First Responder Bowl
    (14 votes)
  • 4%
    Arizona Bowl
    (2 votes)
43 votes total Vote Now