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Mountaintop View 8-19-19

AP predictions, Falcon sophomores, Ram scrimmages, Bronco QBs, Wolf Pack & The Office.

NCAA Football: Air Force at Florida Atlantic Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to Monday. This is the last Monday of 2019 that will not be following an actual college football games. However, there are quite a few scrimmages to discuss in today’s links. Check them all out below.

Fresno State, Boise State stand at the top of the Mountain West.

Of course, Utah State is coming off a great season and San Diego State will always be towards the top of the conference, but the MWC appears to be a two-team race entering the season. The Broncos and Bulldogs have met in the past two conference championships and have played in three of the six thus far.

Falcons find depth in their quest to soar.

Air Force has found successful with working a few sophomores into the starting lineup, and they usually become the better players on the team as juniors and seniors. Last year 10 sophomore players made multiple starts and the hope now is that some of those players become cornerstones over the next two seasons. These players are scattered throughout many positions, including Hammond at QB and Remsberg at RB. Jordan Jackson is a name to remember at DT. After two straight 5-7 seasons, this group could be poised to lead the Falcons back to a bowl game.

Colorado State finding answers after their final scrimmage.

Coach Mike Bobo found a lot to be pleased about following their scrimmage. The defense looked in form and was able to create turnovers. The team as a whole looks stronger and in better condition than the last season. And perhaps the biggest reason for excitement, former Louisville commit WR Jeremiah Pruitt has officially joined the football team.

Mum is still the word on the Boise State quarterback situation.

Coach Bryan Harsin thought he had a front-runner, but things changed after their latest scrimmage Friday night. This quote from reporter BJ Rains sums things up well:

Is the QB race really this close or are things being kept purposely close to the vest?

Wolf Pack lean on The Office for schedule announcement.

Just watch:

On the horizon:

  • Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup, full of new offers and commits.
  • Later today: Part 11 of our Preview Series looks at San Diego State.
  • Coming Tuesday: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly looks at predictions for the season.
  • Coming Tuesday: The Preview Series concludes with Fresno State.
  • Coming Wednesday: A new Peak Perspective, looking at what it will take for the Mountain West Conference to have a successful season?