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Mountaintop View 11-21-19

West Division title talk, Jay Norvell, Wyoming, and more

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Scouting Report: Aztecs at Hawaii

Kirk Kenney of The San Diego Union-Tribune takes a look at the clash of the weekend in the Mountain West: San Diego State at Hawaii. Yes, Boise State-Utah State and Colorado State-Wyoming should be fun, but the West Division clash at Aloha Stadium is a literal playoff game. Winner goes to the Mountain West Championship. Read above to see Kenney’s breakdown of the matchup.

Aztecs’ QB Agnew has calf bruise, but says he’ll be ‘100 percent’ for Hawaii

Speaking of the Aztecs, quarterback Ryan Agnew is dealing with a calf bruise. He returned to practice Tuesday, but it’s something worth monitoring. Agnew and the offense will need to be at their best to keep up with the Rainbow Warrior offense. Read above to see what other injuries the Aztecs are dealing with.

‘HCN’ -- Why Nevada’s Jay Norvell has dedicated the season to his mom

It’s been an up-and-down season for Jay Norvell and the Nevada Wolf Pack, but the Pack’s historic victory over then-ranked San Diego State was one of the biggest upsets in Nevada football history. The result overwhelmed Norvell, who dedicated the win to his mother who passed away back in May.

UW seniors’ faith has been rewarded

You’d be hard-pressed to find many football programs within the Mountain West that continuously struggled on the gridiron like Wyoming had from the conference’s creation to up until Craig Bohl was hired as head coach. Why would someone sign up to play for perennial losers? This senior class for Wyoming helped completely change the culture and perception of the program. Read above for more.

UH students reluctant to attend football games

If you haven’t been in the loop, attendance at Hawaii football games has been sparse. The excuses were there during the Norm Chow era, but with the West Division title on the line Saturday, there are fears of another sub-20K crowd like the latest home game. The UH students, in particular, aren’t showing up. Why? KHON’s Sam Spangler investigates.

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