It’s Championship Game Eve as UNLV hosts Boise State tomorrow afternoon for the football title and berth in the LA Bowl. Get some last minute notes on both teams along with a final report card on the Nevada Wolf Pack season and a recap of the court victory by the short-handed #20 Colorado State Rams over their rival Colorado. Enjoy!!
The Rebels are playing in the conference championship game for the first time in their MW history and facing a school who has customarily played for championships with several titles. However, this fact does not appear to be daunting to UNLV as they ready for tomorrow’s kickoff.
Weird is an understatement about Boise State’s football season this year. A “dumpster fire” a few weeks ago sacked their head coach after a win, has seen their interim head coach instill unity and confidence into a team now playing in the conference championship game. Oh, by the way, all of this in middle of a head coaching search to lead the future of the program. Stay tuned!
Our friends at DraftKings give us the early week line and possible plays for the gambler in you, plus their prediction on the final score.
Get to know the punter leading the nation in punting average (but not good enough to be a finalist for the Ray Guy Award)
# @BroncoSportsFB punter @JamesFergusonR has become an instant fan favorite with his fun personality and all-Mountain West-caliber play— Mountain West (@MountainWest) November 30, 2023
The MWN’s @JKurtz_MWN explains how much that support has meant to the specialist ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/cfQeyKzh9d
At the start of the season, 6 wins seemed a reasonable expectation, but the Wolf Pack wins were limited to a 2 game winning streak in the second half of their season. See how NevadsSportsNet’s Chris Murray grades their season.
Moby Arena in Fort Collins was rocking for the newly-ranked Rams as they hosted in-state rival Colorado. Read the game recap from the Fort Collins Coloradoan’s Kevin Lytle as he details how Colorado State was able to endure the loss of big man Patrick Cartier and other player injuries to come out on top.
On the horizon:
Later today: MWCConnection 2023 Championship Game Predictions
Later today: Mountain West Championship, Boise State vs. UNLV: Game time, TV schedule, streaming, and more