Posted on October 27, 2022
Things are getting tight in both the West and Mountain divisions, and a lot can change over the next few weeks.
Here are my mini-previews and predictions for the four games involving eight teams this weekend, with the other four teams—Air Force, New Mexico, UNLV, and Utah State—on byes.
Colorado State (2-5, 2-1) at Boise State (5-2, 4-0)
Sadly, they travel to Boise and have to play on that Blue Turf against a hot Broncos team.
Boise looks like the best team in the MWC all of a sudden, and that should continue in a blowout of Colorado State.
Prediction: Boise State 30, Colorado State 13
Nevada (2-6, 0-4) at San Jose State (4-2, 2-1)
Brent Brennan’s name is popping up across a number of head coach openings, and if the Spartans keep winning, he probably gets a promotion in 2023.
The Spartans’ loss to Fresno State still stings, but they should defeat the Wolfpack in Northern California pretty easily.
San Jose State is still in contention for the West Division title.
Prediction: San Jose State 27, Nevada 10
San Diego State (4-3, 2-1) at Fresno State (3-4, 2-1)
This is the biggest game of the weekend.
Unfortunately, Jake Haener and star safety Evan Williams won’t suit up for Fresno State once again.
The Bulldogs have a tough test against a streaking Aztecs team with Jalen Mayden at QB.
However, a jam-packed Valley Children’s Stadium is a difficult place to play, and the wild atmosphere gives the Aztecs a hard time in a thrilling game.
Prediction: Fresno State 31, San Diego State 26
Wyoming (5-3, 3-1) at Hawai’i (2-6, 1-2)
Hawai’i has not been good, so the Cowboys cruise to their sixth win of the year. This isn’t a game many want to watch.
Prediction: Wyoming 40, Hawai’i 10
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