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Mountaintop View 9-17-21. MW vs. P5 Previews, Lobos QB, Realignment rumors, Poll Time!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 11 Hawaii at Oregon State Photo by Brian Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

While the staff at MW Connection routinely gives their own local takes on the schools they follow, use the links from some national sources on 5 upcoming matchups against P5 schools and see how they match up to our previews/predictions. Also, a MW QB gets some national recognition, the latest never-ending realignment rumors, and your chance to voice your opinion on the the MW Coaching Hot Seat.

Nevada vs. Kansas State Football Prediction and Preview

Two undefeated teams face off in a rare game where a Group of 5 team is favored over the home P5 team. Read the preview to see if the prediction follows the betting line.

Boise State vs. Oklahoma State Preview/Prediction

The Broncos rebounded from their season opening loss to win going away from UTEP while the Cowboys staged a huge 4th quarter rally to avoid the upset to Tulsa. The Broncos are favorites, but will it play out that way?

Iowa State vs UNLV Prediction, Game Preview

The 14th ranked Cyclones, fresh off of last week’s loss to their arch rival Iowa Hawkeyes, look to exact revenge as they travel to face the Rebels in Las Vegas. The Rebels offense has struggled so far this year, is this the week they get untracked?

Fresno State vs. UCLA Preview/Prediction

The Bulldogs almost pulled off the upset in Week 1 against Oregon in Eugene. This week they travel south to the Rose Bowl to match up against the 13th ranked and rested Bruins, who did not play last week. Can the Bulldogs catch the Bruins looking forward to next week’s game against Stanford?

Utah vs San Diego State Prediction, Game Preview

The Aztecs face the second straight Pac 12 team when they face off against the Utes. After being able to run pretty much at will in last week’s victory over the Arizona Wildcats, can the Aztecs do it again this week?

National Recognition for Lobos QB

American targeting Mountain West powers among handful of expansion candidates in realignment

After losing their top 3 teams to the Big 12, CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd says the AAC is looking to the west in hopes of adding 4 more teams. Which Mountain West teams does Dodd say are being looked at?

Poll Time (Because I like to see what you think)


Which coach will be sitting on the hottest seat after this weekend’s games?

This poll is closed

  • 82%
    Colorado State’s Steve Addazio
    (51 votes)
  • 11%
    UNLV’s Marcus Arroyo
    (7 votes)
  • 6%
    Hawaii’s Todd Graham
    (4 votes)
62 votes total Vote Now

On the Horizon:

Later Today: RWP: Hawaii vs. San Jose State: Three things to look for, Prediction

Later Today: Aztecs look to stay undefeated vs Utah

Later Today: Boise State vs Oklahoma State Preview

Tomorrow: Week 3: How to Watch, Who Will Win, and Game Thread