Matt Wadleigh’s 2022 Week 10 Mountain West Previews

The MWC has been one of the most unpredictable conferences in the entire country,

Posted on November 3, 2022

  By Matt Wadleigh, SuperWest Sports

Are you ready?

This could likely be another less-than-thrilling week of Mountain West football.

On the other hand, this has been one of the most unpredictable conferences in the entire country, and this week could just have some surprises in store.

After a wild, whacky San Diego State loss to Fresno State, the West Division is as close as it gets. Here are the predictions for Week 10 of the college football season.

Air Force at Army

Saturday, November 5
8:30 a.m., PT, CBS

The Armed Forces battle is always a fun game to watch.

Here are some fun stats: Army ranks 3rd in rush yards per game (334.6) and 290th in pass yards per (97.1). Air Force is 2nd in rush yards per (336.8) and 293rd in passing yards (82.4) so be prepared for a ton of rushing yards in this game.

This game is being played in Arlington, Texas, at Globe Life Stadium, and the Falcons should edge out Army in a game that could include 700+ total rushing yards.

Prediction: Air Force 27, Army 24

New Mexico at Utah State

Saturday, November 5
12:30 p.m., PT, CBS Sports

Don’t get too excited about this game.

The Aggies travel to Albuquerque, but the Lobos have zero wins this season in the MWC.

Truth be told, this is their best chance, but they have scored nine points in each of their past two games, and the offensive struggles continue this weekend.

Prediction: Utah State 21, New Mexico 10


Saturday, November 5
4:00 p.m., PT, CBS Sports

UNLV has dropped quickly after a 4-1 start to the year.

SDSU just suffered pure heartbreak after giving up 15 unanswered points to Fresno State in the last two minutes to give the Bulldogs a straight shot to winning the West Division.

UNLV’s struggles continue this weekend, and safety-turned-quarterback Jalen Mayden’s marvelous story continues.

Prediction: SDSU 28, UNLV 17

BYU at Boise State

Saturday, November 5
4:00 p.m., PT, FS2

This game had monster potential a few weeks ago.

But the Cougars have lost four straight games, although it came against a decent schedule: Arkansas, Liberty, Notre Dame, and East Carolina.

The East Carolina loss is brutal, and there’s a chance BYU responds this week.

However, the Broncos have four straight wins and have the Blue Turf advantage and squeak out a win.

Prediction: Boise State 30, BYU 21

Colorado State at San Jose State

Saturday, November 5
7:30 p.m., PT, MW Network

The Spartans have a home game against one of the worst teams in the MWC—that helps a lot.

Brent Brennan’s team is 5-2 and tied for the West Division lead and need to win every game from here on out, especially since the Bulldogs control their own destiny.

San Jose State wins this one easily.

Prediction: San Jose State 34, Colorado State 13

Hawai’i at Fresno State

Saturday, November 5
7:30 p.m., PT, FS2

It’s hard to think that this Fresno State team was 1-4.

Since then, they have won three straight games, with two of those coming against San Jose State and San Diego State, and suddenly they sit in control of the West Division.

Jake Haener surprisingly returned against SDSU and led the Bulldogs to a once-in-a-lifetime comeback to spark even more energy into the fanbase.

Valley Children’s Stadium, formerly known as Bulldog Stadium, could be sold out once again, and Hawai’i will have a disastrous time playing against Fresno State.

Prediction: Fresno State 38, Hawai’i 10

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