Boise State fell to Fresno State this weekend in what was a preview of the upcoming Mountain West Championship matchup, but how did the rest of the Mountain West do in this season’s final week of regular season play?
New Mexico @ San Diego State
San Diego State hosted New Mexico over the weekend, defending their turf with a 35-10 win. San Diego State linebacker Kyahva was constantly in position to make plays, recording 14 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss. The win makes San Diego State the only double-digit win team in the Mountain West at 10-2, and they are likely to finish their season in the Hawai’i Bowl, while New Mexico’s season ends at 3-9.
UNLV @ Nevada
In an in-state matchup featuring UNLV and Nevada, Nevada was able to pull out a victory, defeating the Rebels 23-16. Nevada receiver McLane Maddix had a solid game, hauling in seven passes for 109 yards. Nevada’s season will finish at 3-9, while UNLV finishes at 5-7.
Wyoming @ San Jose State
In what was a rough season for San Jose State, they were able to finish the season on a high note with an upset 20-17 victory over Wyoming. San Jose cornerback Dakari Monroe was the star of the game, intercepting two passes and deflecting another while also making six tackles. San Jose State’s nightmare now comes to a close with a final record of 2-11, while Wyoming falls to 7-5 and the potential to be the Mountain West’s representative in the Arizona Bowl.
BYU @ Hawai’i
In a rare week 13 non-conference game, BYU defeated Hawai’i 30-20. BYU running back Squally Canada was the difference in the matchup, carrying the ball 17 times for 113 yards, along with two touchdowns. With neither team eligible, their season’s are over, with BYU finishing at 4-9 and Hawai’i at 3-9.
Utah State @ Air Force
Air Force finished their season off with a home victory against Utah State, defeating the Aggies in a 38-35 shootout. Air Force running back was the hero of the game, reaching the end zone on a 10-yard run to give Air Force the lead with just 3:50 left in the game. Air Force’s season ends at 5-7, while Utah State is 6-6 and bowl eligible, likely to make an appearance in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.