Mountain West announces 2015 football schedules

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2015 Mountain West football schedule was released today and is comprised of 97 games, including 48 Conference matchups. The scheduling format for the 12-member football lineup consists of five intra-divisional games and three cross-divisional contests. Each institution will play four home and four road Conference games. This is the third year of the initial four-year cycle in which each member institution will play every other Mountain West opponent home and away. In 2015, the cross-divisional opponents will flip from the first two years, with teams playing there new opponents from the other division.

The 2015 schedule will play out over 14 weeks, concluding on Sat., Dec. 5 with the Mountain West Football Championship Game to be played at the home stadium of the highest-ranked of the two divisional champions.

The non-conference slate features 22 games against teams that earned bowl berths in 2014, including Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, BYU (4 games), Minnesota, Mississippi, Michigan State, Navy, Northern Illinois, Ohio State, Penn State, South Alabama, Texas A&M, UCLA, Utah (2 games), Washington (2 games) and Wisconsin. Nine non-conference opponents finished ranked in last year’s final USA Today/Coaches’ and Associated Press Top 25 polls, including national champion Ohio State, #5 Michigan State, #10 UCLA, #13 Wisconsin, #14/12 Arizona State, #17/19 Arizona State, #19/17 Ole Miss, #20/21 Utah and #23/22 Auburn.

Today’s release represents the first phase in the 2015 football schedule process. Mountain West national television partners CBS Sports Network and ESPN will now initiate a selection procedure which will include the shifting of particular games to Thursdays and Fridays. That will be followed by the identification of network outlets and kick times, along with the picks for regional partner ROOT SPORTS and the Mountain West Network powered by Campus Insiders.

The 2015 MW football membership includes Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, Utah State and Wyoming in the Mountain Division and Fresno State, Hawai‘i, Nevada, San Diego State, San José State and UNLV in the West Division.

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”><strong>2015 MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL SCHEDULE</strong></span>

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Thursday, September 3</span>

Colorado at Hawai‘i

UC Davis at Nevada

New Hampshire at San José State

Southern Utah at Utah State

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Friday, September 4</span>

Washington at Boise State

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Saturday, September 5</span>

Morgan State at Air Force

Savannah State at Colorado State

Abilene Christian at Fresno State

Mississippi Valley State at New Mexico

UNLV at Northern Illinois

North Dakota at Wyoming

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Saturday, September 12</span>

San José State at Air Force*

Boise State at BYU

Minnesota at Colorado State

Fresno State at Ole Miss

Hawai‘i at Ohio State

Arizona at Nevada

Tulsa at New Mexico

San Diego State at California


Utah State at Utah

Eastern Michigan at Wyoming

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Friday, September 18</span>

Idaho State at Boise State

New Mexico at Arizona State

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Saturday, September 19</span>

Air Force at Michigan State

Colorado State vs. Colorado%

Utah at Fresno State

UC Davis at Hawai‘i

Nevada at Texas A&amp;M

South Alabama at San Diego State

San José State at Oregon State

UNLV at Michigan

Utah State at Washington

Wyoming at Washington State

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Friday, September 25</span>

Boise State at Virginia

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Saturday, September 26</span>

Colorado State at UTSA

Hawai‘i at Wisconsin

Fresno State at San José State*

Nevada at Buffalo

New Mexico at Wyoming*

San Diego State at Penn State

UNLV at Idaho State

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Saturday, October 3</span>

Air Force at Navy

Hawai‘i at Boise State*

Colorado State at Utah State*

Fresno State at San Diego State*

UNLV at Nevada*

New Mexico State at New Mexico

San José State at Auburn

Wyoming at Appalachian State

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Saturday, October 10</span>

Wyoming at Air Force*

Boise State at Colorado State*

Utah State at Fresno State*

San Diego State at Hawai‘i*

New Mexico at Nevada*

San José State at UNLV*

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Saturday, October 17</span>

Air Force at Colorado State*

Boise State at Utah State*

Hawai‘i at New Mexico*

UNLV at Fresno State*

Nevada at Wyoming*

San Diego State at San José State*

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Saturday, October 24</span>

Fresno State at Air Force*

Wyoming at Boise State*

Hawai‘i at Nevada*

New Mexico at San José State*

Utah State at San Diego State*

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Saturday, October 31</span>

Air Force at Hawai‘i*

Boise State at UNLV*

San Diego State at Colorado State*

Wyoming at Utah State*

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Saturday, November 7</span>

Army at Air Force

Colorado State at Wyoming*

Nevada at Fresno State*

Hawai‘i at UNLV*

Utah State at New Mexico*

BYU at San José State

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Saturday, November 14</span>

Utah State at Air Force*

New Mexico at Boise State*

UNLV at Colorado State*

Fresno State at Hawai‘i*

San José State at Nevada*

Wyoming at San Diego State*

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Saturday, November 21</span>

Air Force at Boise State*

Colorado State at New Mexico*

Fresno State at BYU

San José State at Hawai‘i*

Nevada at Utah State*

San Diego State at UNLV*

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Saturday, November 28</span>

Air Force at New Mexico*

Boise State at San José State*

Colorado State at Fresno State*

Louisiana-Monroe at Hawai‘i

Nevada at San Diego State*

BYU at Utah State

UNLV at Wyoming*

<span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>Saturday, December 5</span>

MW Football Championship Game+

%Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Denver, Colo.) / *Mountain West game

+The Mountain West Football Championship Game will be played at the home stadium of the highest-ranked of the two divisional champions.

NOTE: Television selections, including moves to non-Saturdays, will be determined in the coming weeks.

All dates and times are local to site and are subject to change.


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