A week ago there probably wasn’t a Group of Five game worthy of a game of the night but that was before San Jose State rattled into Fayetteville, Arkansas and defeated the SEC’s Razorbacks 31-24. This week, those Spartans travel to Colorado to face Air Force. The Falcons themselves come into this off a road […]
This week there are still a number of G5 versus Power Five games and I will be keeping my eyes on these but the one game that has the majority of my attention this Saturday is another Mountain West opener (following the Friday Air Force-Boise State game) in Utah State visiting San Diego State. This game […]
There are two key G5 match-ups on Friday but really there is just one that is the biggest is a Mountain West opener with Air Force visiting Boise State. Both teams are undefeated and have wins over Power 5 programs on their resumes. The outcome of the conference opener could play a pivotal role in […]
Friday typically only has a game or two in all of college football but on this opening weekend, there are two great Mountain West versus Power Five match-ups with Utah State visiting the ACC’s Wake Forest and the Rocky Mountain Showdown with Colorado State paying the Pac-12’s Colorado. Game 1 of the Night: Utah State […]
The Mountain West Conference was ranked as the top Group of Five conference last year with Boise State and Fresno State definitely the class of the league the last two seasons. The Broncos and Bulldogs have met in the MW Championship game the past two years.
Arizona at Hawai’i When: Saturday, August 24th 10:30 PM EDT Where: Aloha Stadium, Halawa, Hawaii (50,000) How to Watch: CBS Sports Network, CBS Sports.com (subscription required) Arizona Wildcats See the 2019 CSJ Arizona team preview here. The Coach Kevin Sumlin era did not get off to a good start in Tucson last year. A 5-7 […]
Nevada played a very hot and cold 2018. When playing the lower tier conference opponents the games were stunted offensively. On the flip side, it was a slug fest of offensive will powers when playing the mid tier conference opponents.
After a 2-6 start against a brutal schedule, the Cowboys made a quarterback change and found its identity, rallying for four straight wins to finish bowl eligle at 6-6 (though they were one of four elgible teams to not get a bid).
The bowl year of 2017 seemed like a distant memory as the Rams crashed to a 3-9 season. Losses to FCS Illinois State, Hawai’i and a 43-19 loss to in-state rival Colorado were some of the lowlights.
Boise State at Air Force When: Tuesday, January 22, 7:05 PM MST Where: Clune Arena, USAF Academy, Colo. TV/Streaming: AT&T SportsNet, AT&T SportsNet Boise State Broncos (8-10, 3-2) Boise, Idaho Mountain West Conference Enrollment: 24,154 FCS Sagarin Rating: 109 (23 in CSJ’s Sagarin High-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25) Scouting Report: Boise State will look to pick up […]
In the college basketball landscape we all know about Duke, North Carolina, Michigan, Tennessee and Kentucky. Some combination of those teams litter the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 every March. But there are always a couple of mid major teams that go on runs and play in the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament.
Arkansas State is playing in a bowl for an eighth straight season– the third longest streak in the Group of 5 and ranks 15th in the nation among all FBS programs. Overall, this is the 16th bowl in the program’s history and own a 7-7-1 record all-time.
Boston College comes in here at 7-5 on the season. The Eagles have taken out UMass, Holy Cross, Wake, Temple, Louisville, Miami FL and Virginia Tech but fallen to Purdue, NC State, Clemson, Florida State and Syracuse.
Utah State (9-2) takes a pre-Christmas trip to Houston, Texas in a matchup against a Top 25 opponent. The Aggies are tied 1-1 in the all-time series against Houston, with the teams last playing during the 1969-70 season.
Ohio vs. San Diego State (Frisco Bowl) When: Wednesday, December 18, 8:00 PM EST Where: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Tex. TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Ohio Bobcats (T-2nd MAC East, 8-4, 6-2) The Bobcats are 8-4, but they’ve been competitive in most of their losses, as they fell to Cincinnati, Northern Illinois and Miami (Ohio) by a combined […]
Utah State vs. North Texas (New Mexico Bowl) When: Saturday, December 15, 2:00 PM EST Where: Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, N.M. TV/Streaming: ESPN / Watch ESPN Utah State Aggies (T-1st MWC Mountain, 10-2, 7-1) Utah State has seen one head coach leave and another get hired with Gary Anderson the new man in charge in Logan. Caught in the midst […]
The Sun Devils will come into this game ready to play and looking for the win. They wont be happy to just be in a bowl because as their coach Herm Edwards once famously said, “you play to win the game.”
Fresno State at Boise State When: Saturday, December 1, 5:45 PM MST Where: Albertson’s Stadium, Boise, Idaho TV/Streaming: ESPN / WatchESPN Fresno State Bulldogs (10-2, 7-1 MWC) Mountain West West Division Champions Location: Fresno, Calif. Enrollment: 22,221 Sagarin Rating: 22 (2 in G5) Season Recap: Fresno State has won the Mountain West twice since becoming a member in 2011, earning back-to-back titles in 2012 […]
San Diego State at Fresno State When: Saturday, November 17, 7:30 PM PST Where: Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, Calif. TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network / CBS Sports App San Diego State Aztecs (7-3, 4-2 Mountain West) San Diego State and Fresno State, the two teams that have claimed all five Mountain West, West Division titles in league history, meet once again […]
UCF defeated Navy and remains the only unblemished team left in the Group of Five. While the Knights kept winning, other Group of Five conference contending teams including San Diego State, Fresno State, North Texas, South Florida, Houston, and Georgia Southern fell this week. Below is a brief summary of each conference and its race […]
When: Saturday, October 6, 1:30 PM MDT Where: Albertson’s Stadium, Boise, Idaho TV/Streaming: ESPNU / WatchESPN San Diego State Aztecs (3-1, 0-0 Mountain West) The Aztecs come into this game very banged up especially on offense. QB Christian Chapman has been out since suffering an MCL sprain against Sacramento State. OT Zachary Thomas tore an ACL a […]
Nevada at Toledo When: Saturday, September 22, 12:00 PM EDT Where: Glass Bowl, Toledo, OH TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network / CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App Nevada Wolfpack (2-1 overall, 0-0 MWC) Nevada defeated Oregon State 37-35 last week but really it should not have been this close. Leading 30-7, Nevada nearly blew a 23-point lead in the second […]
Hawai’i at Army West Point When: Saturday, September 15, 12:00 PM EDT Where: Michie Stadium, West Point, N.Y. TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network / CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors (3-0, 1-0 MWC) Week 2-W vs. Rice 43-29 The Rainbow Warriors have been the suprise so far in all of the Group of Five schools. Hawai’i went just 3-9 […]