Full schedule released for Mountain West conference

Posted at 2:09 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 16:10:46-04

BOISE, Idaho — The Mountain West has released its 2020 football schedule Thursday. The 8-game schedule will start on October 24, pending approval from state, county and local officials. There are 46 games playing out over nine weeks with no divisional delineation, according to a news release.

The top two teams with the highest conference winning percentage will play in the Mountain West Championship game on December 19.

“We are excited to get our student-athletes back on the football field this fall,” said Commissioner Craig Thompson. “The shift away from a two-division format was necessary to optimize the schedule and allow for maximum flexibility given the various constraints which had to be considered. Inasmuch as the season begins with an uneven number of conference games, and the possibility exists additional games may be lost to COVID-19 challenges, the procedures for determining the participants in and location for the MW Football Championship Game were adapted to accommodate a range of outcomes in as equitable a fashion as possible.”

Boise State will face off against Utah State at Albertsons Stadium on October 24. Several games will move to Thursday or Friday for CBS and FOX, as they are the Mountain West national television partners.

2020 Mountain West Football Schedule

Saturday, October 3

Navy at Air Force

Saturday, October 24

Air Force at San José State*

Hawai’i at Fresno State*

New Mexico at Colorado State*

UNLV at San Diego State*

Utah State at Boise State*

Wyoming at Nevada*

Saturday, October 31

Boise State at Air Force*

Colorado State at Fresno State*

Hawai’i at Wyoming*

Nevada at UNLV*

San José State at New Mexico*

San Diego State at Utah State*

Saturday, November 7

Air Force at Army

BYU at Boise State

Fresno State at UNLV*

New Mexico at Hawai’i*

San José State at San Diego State*

Utah State at Nevada*

Wyoming at Colorado State*

Saturday, November 14

Air Force at Wyoming*

Colorado State at Boise State*

Fresno State at Utah State*

Hawai’i at San Diego State*

Nevada at New Mexico*

UNLV at San José State*

Saturday, November 21

Boise State at Hawai’i*

New Mexico at Air Force*

San Diego State at Nevada*

San José State at Fresno State*

UNLV at Colorado State*

Utah State at Wyoming*

Saturday, November 28

Colorado State at Air Force*

Nevada at Hawai’i*

New Mexico at Utah State*

San Diego State at Fresno State*

San José State at Boise State*

Wyoming at UNLV*

Saturday, December 5

Air Force at Utah State*

Boise State at UNLV*

Colorado State at San Diego State*

Fresno State at Nevada*

Hawai’i at San José State*

Wyoming at New Mexico*

Saturday, December 12

Boise State at Wyoming*

Fresno State at New Mexico*

Nevada at San José State*

San Diego State vs TBA

UNLV at Hawai’i*

Utah State at Colorado State*

Saturday, December 19

Mountain West Championship Game+

*Mountain West game

+The Mountain West Football Championship Game will be played at the home stadium of the team with the highest win percentage in Conference games only.