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Wyoming-BYU rivalry lives, Air Force football gets a much-needed boost with a new rule, and more

NCAA Football: Poinsettia Bowl-Brigham Young vs Wyoming Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

College football is back! Well, it’s already been here for a few days, but Week 1 begins today and a few Mountain West teams are in action. Here is some reading material from around the conference.

Wyoming schedules home-and-home with hated rival Brigham Young

This news seemed to hit a nerve with some Wyoming fans on Twitter, but overall it appears most fans are in favor of it. It should be a good series, but of course 2022 and 2024 are still a ways off. These two programs have been rivals for decades, with BYU winning the most recent contest 24-21 in 2016 in the now defunct Poinsettia Bowl.

SJSU should thump UC Davis in opener Thursday night and here’s why

Our very own Vic Aquino is now covering San Jose State football for the San Jose Mercury News, and he thinks that despite the news of Terrell Carter transferring, the Spartans should cruise to a win over their FCS foe on Thursday night. We’ll find out soon enough!

Michigan State vs. Utah State: View from the other side

The Aggies are East Lansing bound for Friday’s matchup with the routinely strong Big Ten Spartans. The Aggies are a significant underdog, but can really state their candidacy as a Mountain West sleeper by giving the Spartans a tough contest. Utah State beat writer Jason Turner breaks down how he foresees the Aggies performing tomorrow and this season.

Bigger, faster (?), stronger: New Air Force policy aids linemen in adding bulk

The PFT (Personal Fitness Test) at the Air Force Academy is undergoing some changes that will enable some players to pack on more weight to be ready for the grind of football season. The body-fat adjustment waiver might be what the program needs to close the size gap that has been a challenge for the Falcons.

The Nick Rolovich Show: Hawaii tops CSU in thrilling season opener, 43-34

Hawaii News Now has made the Nick Rolovich Show available online for free. If you happen to know of any other similar type shows that are available for viewing, feel free to drop a link in the comments.

On the horizon:

Thursday: Be sure to check out our Utah State-Michigan State preview, Fresno State Newcome Report, as well as Week 1 Games & Prediction of the Week.

Friday: We will have a ton of coverage for the games this upcoming weekend, so be sure to check that out.