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What is the Week 8 action in the Mountain West, and what will be the Game of the Week for the conference?

NCAA Football: Hawaii at Air Force
The Falcons have to travel to the islands this weekend for a battle of 4-2 teams.
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6 games this week. Off is Colorado State.

Game 1 - UNLV (2-4) at Fresno State (2-3)

Game Time: 8:00 PM (Mountain) on Friday

Television - CBS Sports Network

Spread - Bulldogs by 15

Game 2 - New Mexico (2-4) at Wyoming (4-2)

Game Time: 1:00 PM (Mountain)

Television - AT&T Sports Net

Spread - Cowboys by 20

Game 3 - San Diego State (5-1) at San Jose State (3-3)

Game Time: 5:00 PM (Mountain)

Stream - Facebook

Spread - Aztecs by 8

Game 4 - Boise State (6-0) at BYU (2-4)

Game Time: 8:15 PM (Mountain)

Television - ESPN2

Spread - Broncos by 6.5

Game 5 - Nevada (4-2) at Utah State (3-2)

Game Time: 8:15 PM (Mountain)

Television - ESPNU

Spread - Aggies by 21

Game 6 - Air Force (4-2) at Hawaii (4-2)

Game Time: 9:00 PM (Mountain)

Television - CBS Sports Network

Spread - Falcons by 3

Game of the Week Prediction - Air Force at Hawaii

A tougher pick for me this week.

Boise State/BYU was strongly considered, but I just feel that game has lost some luster. BYU is reeling with 2 banged up QBs. Starter, Zach Wilson, is out until November after an injury to his throwing hand. Backup, Jaren Hall, got a concussion against South Florida last week. BYU and Boise State have played some good games in the past, but BYU is limping into the game, having lost 3 in a row. Last week, BYU lost to a South Florida team that is fairly mediocre. BYU did beat Tennessee and USC earlier in the year, so this team can play up to an opponent. Still, I think Boise State should be able to handle the Cougars with the way things are right now.

With all of that said, Air Force/Hawaii looks like a good matchup, and I believe will produce the better game. An interesting contrast of styles is offered in the game as well. A heavy rushing attack with the triple-option of Air Force versus a heavy passing attack with the run-and-shoot of Hawaii. Should be an entertaining game between these 4-2 teams and seems unlikely to be a low-scoring affair. The spread is the Falcons by 3. Hawaii has been a good pick this year at home (beat Arizona as an underdog & beat Oregon State as a slight favorite), so don’t be surprised if the Warriors bounce back this week with a win.

Let us know which game you think will be the Game of the Week in Week Eight.

Poll

What will be the Week 8 - Game of the Week?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    UNLV at Fresno State
    (2 votes)
  • 2%
    New Mexico at Wyoming
    (2 votes)
  • 47%
    San Diego State at San Jose State
    (42 votes)
  • 12%
    Boise State at BYU
    (11 votes)
  • 10%
    Nevada at Utah State
    (9 votes)
  • 25%
    Air Force at Hawaii
    (22 votes)
88 votes total Vote Now