MW football power rankings – Nov. 12

Here are my weekly Mountain West football power rankings heading into this week’s games.

1. No. 14 Utah State (9-1, 6-0): The Aggies move up to the top spot after it won their ninth straight game, are the highest ranked team in the conference in the national polls and continue to put up video-game like numbers on offense.

2. No. 23 Boise State (8-2 overall, 5-1 MW): A gritty and hard-fought home win over Fresno State last week. The Broncos showed their toughness, despite a depleted defense due to injuries.

3. Fresno State (8-2, 5-1): The Bulldogs saw their eight-game winning streak snapped at Boise State, but they still control their own destiny to win the West Division. They finish the regular season with two home games. 

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UW sports live chat replay – Nov. 8

Here’s the replay of my weekly live chat on University of Wyoming on Thursday, Nov. 8.

For more UW sports coverage, see the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to wyosports.net.

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MW football power rankings

Here are my weekly Mountain West football power rankings entering this week’s games.

1. No. 16 Fresno State (8-1, 5-0): Winners of eight straight and most of the Bulldogs’ games in conference play have been like scrimmages. But a test awaits this week at Boise State Friday. 

2. No. 14 Utah State (8-1, 5-0): The Aggies are ranked higher than the Bulldogs and are closing the gap with Fresno State in these rankings. A Fresno State-Utah State MW championship game could be a lot of fun.

3. Boise State (7-2 overall, 4-1 MW): A close home win over BYU last week. The Broncos are good, but there haven’t been enough times where they’ve shown to be elite like the two teams above them.

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UW vs. San Jose State live chat

Join me for a live chat for the University of Wyoming’s football game against San Jose State. The chat starts at noon today, which is right before kickoff at Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium.

UW (3-6 overall, 1-4 Mountain West) will try to win its second straight game, keeps its bowl hopes alive and avenge a 20-17 loss at San Jose State last season.

For more UW sports coverage, see the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to wyosports.net.

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UW vs. San Jose St. pregame reading

A few notes and quotes leading up to Saturday’s football game between Wyoming and San Jose State. Kickoff is at noon MT from Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie. The game will be televised on AT&T SportsNet.

First, my No. 1 key for the Cowboys in order to win the game:

Fast start: Wyoming needs to play well from start to finish, but getting out to a substantial lead at home against a San Jose State squad that hasn’t won a road game since 2016 would go a long way toward a victory. That hasn’t happened much for the Cowboys this season as they’ve been outscored 88-53 in the first half. The Spartans are coming off a win and are playing good football despite their 1-7 record. The closer this game is, and longer San Jose State believes it can win, the more dangerous it becomes for UW. For an example, look back at last season’s game in San Jose.

Agree or disagree? For more keys to the game and players to watch, see Saturday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang.

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UW football weighs in on favorite Halloween costumes & candy

I always have fun asking Wyoming football players things like this every year.

With today being Halloween, I asked certain players what their favorite Halloween costume was growing up (or if they still dress these days) and their favorite Halloween candy.

True freshman quarterback Sean Chambers

Costume: A soldier

Candy: Snickers

Senior offensive guard Kaden Jackson

Costume: Farmer Fran from “The Waterboy”

Candy: Reese’s peanut butter cups

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MW football power rankings

Here are my Mountain West football power rankings entering this week’s games.

1. No. 20 Fresno State (7-1, 4-0): Another impressive victory last week against Hawaii. The Bulldogs haven’t been challenged in league play, and it likely won’t be Saturday at UNLV. 

2. No. 18 Utah State (7-1, 4-0): The Aggies’ prolific offense returned by scoring 61 points at home against New Mexico. Utah State’s defense and special teams are often overlooked.

3. Boise State (6-2 overall, 4-1 MW): An impressive road win last week at Air Force. The Broncos have a big two-game stretch coming up with home games against Brigham Young and Fresno State.

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Border War live chat replay

Here’s the replay of my live chat from Wyoming’s 34-21 Border War victory over Colorado State on Friday, Oct. 26, in front of an announced crowd of 32,125 at Canvas Stadium in Fort Collins, Colorado.

For more UW sports coverage, see the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to wyosports.net.

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Perfect time to get “The Border War” book

It is that time again — the annual Border War football game between Wyoming and Colorado State. The two teams meet for the 110th time at 8 p.m. Friday at CSU’s Canvas Stadium.

It is a great time for both Cowboys and Rams fans to get a copy of “The Border War” book co-authored by myself and Ryan Thorburn. The book depicts the long history of this rivalry, and includes some of the most memorable games and participants in this rivalry — the longest continual college football rivalry west of the Mississippi River.

I will be signing books from 4-6 p.m. Friday at the CSU Bookstore in the Lory Student Center. Hope to see a lot of Cowboys and Rams fans there. I may be a little biased, but it is a must-read for fans of both schools. And, if you are looking for a gift for fans of either school, this is a great opportunity to get a book.

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