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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Best and Worst Games of 2020

This week, we look back at the best and worst games of 2020.

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

Spring football is over, and summer is in the air. Soon, talk will turn to fall camp, and we will be breaking down rosters and analyzing each team. But for the next few weeks, we are going to take a look back at the 2020 season. This week. we look at the best and worst games of the Mountain West season.

The Good:

Wyoming @ Nevada

It was the first week of the season, and both teams brought it. This was the Mountain West game of the year in my opinion. The overtime thriller featured 800 yards of total offense, and a game winning touchdown pass. What more can you ask for in an opening week game?

San Diego State @ Nevada

A nationally televised game on CBS and it did not disappoint. Both teams brought it. San Diego State had first and goal with a chance to come away with the win. But the Nevada defense was up to the task and stopped the Aztecs.

Nevada @ San Jose State

Nevada was involved in a lot of exciting games. This one was the story of two halves. The Wolf Pack clearly looked like the better team in the first half, while the Spartans absolutely dominated the second half. It was also the most important game of the regular season, because the winner secured a spot in the Mountain West Championship Game.

New Mexico @ Hawaii

This was a fun game between two teams that were defensively challenged. The two teams combined for nearly 1,000 yards, and the game came down to the last possession. What more can you ask for?

The Bad:

The Mountain West Championship

I thought we were in for an offensive showcase, but the final score doesn’t indicate how truly dominant the Spartans were in this game. Boise State may have been shorthanded, but they were outplayed and out-coached in nearly every aspect of the game. San Jose State deserves all of the credit; they were clearly the better team.

Wyoming @ New Mexico

The last few minutes of this game were exciting, but it was largely a game filled with mistakes by two teams that were inconsistent for most of the COVID shortened season. The two teams combined for five turnovers and only 183 total yards through the air.

Boise State @ Wyoming

Snow games are fun to some people, but this game was largely a snoozer. Weather was far and away the biggest story, and neither offense was very productive. The final score of 17-9 tells the story.

The Ugly:

Every Single Utah State Loss

The Aggies lost five of their six games. Their closest loss was 19 points to Fresno State. They were never really competitive in any of these games. Blake Anderson will look to light a fire under a crew that was unmotivated this past season.

Colorado State @ Boise State

This game was a complete embarrassment for the Rams. Boise State was a team on a mission after getting destroyed by BYU. Colorado State’s special teams unit was beyond unprepared, giving up three touchdowns. This game was decided by halftime.

That’s it for this edition of “The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.” Next week we will be taking a look at the biggest surprises of the 2020 season.