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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Championship Week

A new king is crowned while the other two teams in action disappoint

Mountain West Football Championship - Boise State v San Jose State Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Championship week is complete, and the Mountain West season has now concluded. The San Jose Spartans are the 2020 Mountain West Champions. The Spartans were the most complete team this season and were more than deserving of the title. Boise State does not get dominated in the trenches like that very often. Air Force was also in action against Army. Let’s look at how these team competed in the final edition of “The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.”

The Good:

San Jose State

The Spartans earned it. They were the superior team and the final score did not reflect how truly dominant San Jose State was in this game. They manhandled Boise State in the trenches and were better prepared for the game. This is the most well rounded team I have seen. It will be interesting to see if they can sustain this success; Most of their offensive production came from seniors. Will those players return in 2021? Whatever happens, Brent Brennan deserves some respect and his name will continue to garner plenty of attention when Power Five openings become available.

The Bad:

Air Force

This game was a tale of the two sides of the ball. The Air Force defense was completely dominant until the final Army possession. The 10-7 loss will sting for the Falcons who couldn’t do enough on the other side of the ball to come away with the victory. I will say this, I think this season will benefit Air Force in the long run. They played a lot of young guys which isn’t typical for this program. They have a chance to be really good next year.

The Ugly:

Boise State

The Broncos were completely outplayed and out coached by a Spartans team that acted like they had more to play for. The biggest shock to me was seeing how dominating an undersized Spartans team was in the trenches. Outside of Avery Williams, the Boise State secondary looked completely lost. Yes, the defense was on the field way too much, but the lack of discipline was a bit alarming.

I don’t even know where to start with the offense. Yes, George Holani and Octavius Evans were sorely missed, but Boise State’s superior recruiting should provide the depth needed to overcome these injuries. Boise State’s offense should be really good next season, but there are plenty of people questioning who the starting quarterback should be. Will the Broncos give Jack Sears a shot, or will Hank Bachmeier take the necessary steps to be the leader of this team?