Latest Mountain West Conference football News

Week 4 Preview: Hogs-Aggies, Badgers-Irish featured games

Sep. 24, 2021 01:44 AM EDT

The Southwest Classic between longtime rivals Arkansas and Texas A&M has been one-sided, with the Aggies having won nine straight. Before the season, the teams' SEC opener looked like just another game Saturday. Turns out, it's a Top 25 matchup in CBS' prime...

Utah, Washington St facing critical questions on offense

Sep. 23, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Creating an identity on offense is the biggest dilemma facing Utah entering Pac-12 play. The Utes (1-2) head into their Pac-12 opener against Washington State (1-2, 0-1 Pac-12) on Saturday with a ton of question marks on that side of the ball. Utah...

No. 25 K-State visits Oklahoma State, each seeking 4-0 start

Sep. 23, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — No. 25 Kansas State and Oklahoma State open Big 12 play against each other Saturday after putting together 3-0 nonconference records while dealing with several key injuries. Kansas State will still be without starting quarterback Skylar...

No. 22 Fresno St. savors return to poll before facing UNLV

Sep. 23, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

The start to this season was exactly what Kalen DeBoer had in mind for Fresno State when he took over as coach for the Bulldogs before the 2020 season. With an exciting big-play quarterback in Jake Haener and a solid roster surrounding him, Fresno State has made it back...

No. 5 Hawkeyes play Colorado St seeking 10th consecutive win

Sep. 23, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

Colorado State (1-2) at No. 5 Iowa (3-0), Saturday at 3:35 p.m. EDT (FS1). Line: Iowa by 23 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Iowa will try for its second...

Petras' no-picks streak on line in No. 5 Iowa's game vs Rams

Sep. 23, 2021 07:22 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A quick glance at the statistics would indicate Iowa's Spencer Petras is an average Big Ten quarterback. One number pops out, though, and illustrates a major reason the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes (3-0) have won nine straight games. ...

No. 22 Fresno State hosts UNLV after entering poll

Sep. 22, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

UNLV (0-3, 0-0 Mountain West) at No. 22 Fresno State (3-1, 0-0), Friday at 10 p.m. EDT (CBS Sports Network). Line: Fresno State by 30 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Fresno State leads 16-7. WHAT’S AT...

College Football Picks: Neutral sites for 2 ranked matchups

Sep. 22, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

Last week, college football gave fans one of its tastiest, and unfortunately rare, treats when Auburn visited Penn State. Good teams. Great setting. Entertaining game. What college football is all about. This week, not so much. ...

Troubled Nielsen to update measurements for local television

Sep. 21, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company, increasingly under fire from the television industry, on Tuesday said it would soon incorporate homes that have cut off cable in favor of broadband in its viewing measurements for local TV markets. Nielsen estimates some 20% of...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: No. 1 rarely slips after ranked win

Sep. 20, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

The teams that started the season ranked in the top four all won Saturday, none in particularly impressive fashion. The result Sunday was Oklahoma, Clemson and Ohio State all dropped in The Associated Press college football poll for the second time this season. The...