The College Football season looms over us and is coming quickly. KnupSports is eyeing each conference and looking at the schedules and predicting their season. We look at another conference and focus on the Mountain West Conference.

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Air Force Falcons

The Falcons have some tough road contests as they head to Florida Atlantic and Army along with San Diego State. Boise State will be tough home game. Look for the Air Force Falcons to finish at 7-5.

Schedule
Sept. 1 Stony Brook
Sept. 8 at Florida Atlantic
Sept. 15 OPEN DATE
Sept. 22 at Utah State
Sept. 29 Nevada
Oct. 6 Navy
Oct. 13 at San Diego State
Oct. 20 at UNLV
Oct. 27 Boise State
Nov. 3 at Army
Nov. 10 New Mexico
Nov. 17 at Wyoming
Nov. 24 Colorado State


Boise State Broncos

I can spot four trouble spots for the Broncos with three on the road in Oklahoma State, Troy and San Diego State as tough wins. The wins will come in the second half of the schedule. Boise State can come out with a 9-3 record.

Schedule
Sept. 1 at Troy
Sept. 8 Connecticut
Sept. 15 at Oklahoma State
Sept. 22 OPEN DATE
Sept. 29 at Wyoming
Oct. 6 San Diego State
Oct. 13 at Nevada
Oct. 19 Colorado State
Oct. 27 at Air Force
Nov. 3 BYU
Nov. 10 Fresno State
Nov. 17 at New Mexico
Nov. 24 Utah State


Colorado State Rams

Contests with Arkansas and Florida along with Boise State and Air Force really can make the loss column mount up. Scheduling down to Illinois State will help the Rams as they finish 7-5 on the season.

Schedule
Aug. 25 Hawaii
Sept. 1 Colorado (in Denver)
Sept. 8 Arkansas
Sept. 15 at Florida
Sept. 22 Illinois State
Sept. 29 OPEN DATE
Oct. 6 at San Jose State
Oct. 13 New Mexico
Oct. 19 at Boise State
Oct. 27 Wyoming
Nov. 3 OPEN DATE
Nov. 10 at Nevada
Nov. 17 Utah State
Nov. 24 at Air Force


New Mexico Lobos

New Mexico has an opener they can win but then it gets tough with a trip to Camp Randall in Wisconsin. There are several games that can go either way but look for the Lobos to falter and finish 4-8.

Schedule
Sept. 1 Incarnate Word
Sept. 8 at Wisconsin
Sept. 15 at New Mexico State
Sept. 22 OPEN DATE
Sept. 29 Liberty
Oct. 6 at UNLV
Oct. 13 at Colorado State
Oct. 20 Fresno State
Oct. 27 at Utah State
Nov. 3 San Diego State
Nov. 10 at Air Force
Nov. 17 Boise State
Nov. 24 Wyoming


Utah State Aggies

Going to Michigan State in the opener is a death sentence for the Aggies and then they are home for three. Going to Boise State and Hawaii will put a toll on Utah State as they are another 5-7 team.

Schedule
Aug. 31 at Michigan State
Sept. 8 New Mexico State
Sept. 13 Tennessee Tech
Sept. 22 Air Force
Sept. 29 OPEN DATE
Oct. 5 at BYU
Oct. 13 UNLV
Oct. 20 at Wyoming
Oct. 27 New Mexico
Nov. 3 at Hawaii
Nov. 10 San Jose State
Nov. 17 at Colorado State
Nov. 24 at Boise State


Wyoming Cowboys

Wyoming is primarily an offense first type of team as they will need that at home with Boise State and facing Big 12 foe Missouri. Look for the Cowboys to surprise several opponents as they complete an 8-4 record.

Schedule
Aug. 25 at New Mexico State
Sept. 1 Washington State
Sept. 8 at Missouri
Sept. 15 Wofford
Sept. 22 OPEN DATE
Sept. 29 Boise State
Oct. 6 at Hawaii
Oct. 13 at Fresno State
Oct. 20 Utah State
Oct. 27 at Colorado State
Nov. 3 San Jose State
Nov. 10 OPEN DATE
Nov. 17 Air Force
Nov. 24 at New Mexico


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Fresno State Bulldogs

The Bulldogs are a good team and the schedule is good for them. Look for San Diego State at home and Boise State on the road as their biggest challenges. Fresno State stays good and finishes 10-2 in 2018.

Schedule
Sept. 1 Idaho
Sept. 8 at Minnesota
Sept. 15 at UCLA
Sept. 22 OPEN DATE
Sept. 29 Toledo
Oct. 6 at Nevada
Oct. 13 Wyoming
Oct. 20 at New Mexico
Oct. 27 Hawaii
Nov. 3 at UNLV
Nov. 10 at Boise State
Nov. 17 San Diego State
Nov. 24 San Jose State


Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

Hawaii wins the time zone battle at home but will always have travel adjustments for road contests. They play 13 games will encounter some tough games on the road at San Diego State, Fresno State, and Army. They are looking at a 7-6 record.

Schedule
Aug. 25 at Colorado State
Sept. 1 Navy
Sept. 8 Rice
Sept. 15 at Army
Sept. 22 Duquesne
Sept. 29 at San Jose State
Oct. 6 Wyoming
Oct. 13 at BYU
Oct. 20 Nevada
Oct. 27 at Fresno State
Nov. 3 Utah State
Nov. 10 OPEN DATE
Nov. 17 UNLV
Nov. 24 at San Diego State


Nevada Wolf Pack

Nevada has a brutal schedule and won’t see many victories going to Oregon State, Fresno State, Boise State and then home with San Diego State. They will struggle and may go 3-9 on the year.

Schedule
Sept. 1 Portland State
Sept. 8 at Vanderbilt
Sept. 15 Oregon State
Sept. 22 at Toledo
Sept. 29 at Air Force
Oct. 6 Fresno State
Oct. 13 Boise State
Oct. 20 at Hawaii
Oct. 27 San Diego State
Nov. 3 OPEN DATE
Nov. 10 Colorado State
Nov. 17 at San Jose State
Nov. 24 at UNLV


San Diego State Aztecs

Opening against Stanford on the road is tough but they have winnable games at home and will take Boise State to the end with a road game. The Aztecs finish 8-4.

Schedule
Aug. 31 at Stanford
Sept. 8 Sacramento State
Sept. 15 Arizona State
Sept. 22 Eastern Michigan
Sept. 29 OPEN DATE
Oct. 6 at Boise State
Oct. 13 Air Force
Oct. 20 San Jose State
Oct. 27 at Nevada
Nov. 3 at New Mexico
Nov. 10 UNLV
Nov. 17 at Fresno State
Nov. 24 Hawaii


San Jose State Spartans

The opener is winnable but then going to Washington State and Oregon the next two weeks can put a dent in the schedule. In October they go to San Diego State and Wyoming. The Spartans look to end at 3-9.

Schedule
Aug. 30 UC Davis
Sept. 8 at Washington State
Sept. 15 at Oregon
Sept. 22 OPEN DATE
Sept. 29 Hawaii
Oct. 6 Colorado State
Oct. 13 Army
Oct. 20 at San Diego State
Oct. 27 UNLV
Nov. 3 at Wyoming
Nov. 10 at Utah State
Nov. 17 Nevada
Nov. 24 at Fresno State


UNLV Rebels

The Rebels travel to USC for a pay game and then have games they can win or lose easily. The schedule can go either way. They finish 6-6 at UNLV.

Schedule
Sept. 1 at USC
Sept. 8 UTEP
Sept. 15 Prairie View A&M
Sept. 22 at Arkansas State
Sept. 29 OPEN DATE
Oct. 6 New Mexico
Oct. 13 at Utah State
Oct. 20 Air Force
Oct. 27 at San Jose State
Nov. 3 Fresno State
Nov. 10 at San Diego State
Nov. 17 at Hawaii
Nov. 24 Nevada