Mountain West

Quarterback Concern Iowa Nevada
Nick Lemkau - Sep 15, 2022

Three out of 29. That ratio equates to just over 10%. It represents Iowa’s success rate on passing downs this season. Passing downs are defined as second down with eight or more yards to go, or third down with five or more yards to go. In those situations, a successful pass gives you one of […]


G5 quarterbacks
Phillip Jordan - Aug 1, 2022

Who are the best returning G5 returning quarterbacks? The group of five really took a big leap last season with Cincinnati making the College Football Playoff. The Bearcats and quarterback Desmond Ridder grabbed most of the headlines, but there many terrific teams in those conferences. More importantly, they had plenty of talented quarterbacks. Some will […]

First Responder Bowl
Aidan Thomas - Dec 29, 2021

The First Responder Bowl featured the most prolific rushing attack in the nation against a below-average rush defense. So go figure the Air Force Falcons utilized their 129th-ranked passing offense to find victory on Tuesday afternoon. Falcons’ quarterback Haaziq Daniels was 9 of 10 passing for a season-high 252 yards and two touchdowns. Despite a […]

The First Responder Bowl features an electric dual-threat quarterback against the nation's #1 rushing attack. Who emerges on top?
Aidan Thomas - Dec 27, 2021

The First Responder Bowl pits two teams who love to run the ball, setting up for an interesting battle. The Air Force Falcons enter at 9-3 having come up just short of an appearance in the Mountain West Conference Championship. Louisville meets the Falcons, sitting at 6-6 after winning just three of its final eight […]

The 2021 Hawaii Bowl will be played on Christmas Eve at 8:00 pm ET between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Memphis Tigers.

The 2021 Hawaii Bowl is featuring the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Memphis Tigers. Hawaii finished the regular season at 6-7, just making it to bowl eligibility. Whereas the Tigers of Memphis ended the regular season 6-6. The Tigers finished seventh in the American Athletic Conference, with a 3-5 record. After starting strong with three […]

It was an entertaining, back-and-forth affair ending in a Cowboys' win. Here's how Wyoming won the 2021 Potato Bowl.
Lindsay Higgins - Dec 22, 2021

It was a back-and-forth affair, but Wyoming came away with the 52-38 victory in the 2021 Potato Bowl. Here’s how they proved LWOS wrong: Levi Williams Played Strong We expected Kent State senior Dustin Crum to have a decided advantage over the Wyoming signal-caller, who took over as the starter midseason. While Crum threw four […]

San Diego State Beat UTSA
Andrew McCleary - Dec 21, 2021

So much for a defensive rock fight and getting to see a punting legend in action. In a thrilling offensive explosion by both teams, it was the Aztecs who made the most plays that made the difference. San Diego State beat UTSA by a score of 38-24 and did so in a fashion that was […]

2021 Frisco Bowl
Andrew McCleary - Dec 20, 2021

During playoff expansion talks, the idea was floated in discussions about the Group of Five breaking away to make their own playoff. The 2021 Frisco Bowl matchup undoubtedly would be a playoff game in a world with an exclusive Group of Five bracket. MEEP MEEP Conference USA The Roadrunners from San Antonio only began their […]

2021 LA Bowl Preview: A year after being canceled due to COVID-19 a preview of the inaugural game sponsored by a late-night talk show host.
Kevin McGuffey - Dec 17, 2021

Ready For Its Debut A season ago several new bowl games were set to debut. However, like a lot of things in 2020, COVID-19 had other ideas. Many games ended up being canceled including the one that’s now sponsored by a late-night talk show host. Yes, you read that correctly. One year later let’s get […]

Iowa Shakes off the Rams
Nick Lemkau - Sep 27, 2021

Iowa survived a difficult first half of Saturday’s game to beat Colorado State 24-14 at home. Spencer Petras threw his first interception since November of last season, and the run game struggled to get its footing all afternoon. However, Petras made some great passes for explosive plays and the Hawkeye defense came up with a […]

Tight End U Iowa Colorado State
Nick Lemkau - Sep 22, 2021

The fifth-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes will play their final non-conference game on Saturday against the Colorado State Rams. Coming off a 30-7 win against Kent State, Iowa took a step forward on offense while continuing to perform at an elite defensive level. Colorado State enters this game 1-2 on the season with an upset win over […]

Mountain West
Jason Rhea - Jul 14, 2021

Boise State has owned this conference in recent years in terms of playing in the conference championship game. They will look to make it six straight when they kick off the 2021 campaign. Nevada, Wyoming, and San Jose State look to be major roadblocks for the Broncos this season Now, let’s unveil our 2021 Mountain […]

Ball State beat San Jose State 34-13 in the 2020 Arizona Bowl. In a game with two highly skilled defenses, Ball State got the edge.

The Ball State Cardinals beat the San Jose State Spartans 34-13 in the 2020 Arizona Bowl. In the preview for this game, we predicted the possibility of a high-scoring back-and-forth bowl game. This was not the case. San Jose State played the game without two coordinators and without Mountain West Conference player of the year, […]

The 2020 Arizona Bowl features two conference champions on December 31st. Ball State will face off with San Jose State in Tucson, Arizona.

The 2020 Arizona Bowl is being played on December 31st at 2:00 PM ET. This year the Arizona Bowl will feature the Ball State Cardinals and the San Jose State Spartans. The bowl game started in 2015 and will be played in Tucson, Arizona at Arizona Stadium. It should also be noted that there will […]

Hawaii and Houston matched up on Christmas Eve in what was a great game. Read Hawaii Wins New Mexico Bowl for more on how the game went.
Julian Barajas - Dec 24, 2020

Hawaii wins the New Mexico Bowl. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors beat the Houston Cougars in the New Mexico Bowl to the score of 28-14. Hawaii was an underdog in this game as they were projected to lose by seven. However, the team from Honolulu would not let this projection determine the outcome. The Rainbow Warriors […]

Here's what happened, and how Nevada dominated Tulane, in this year's record-tying Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Also, an unusual first in college football.
Lindsay Higgins - Dec 23, 2020

Earlier this week we previewed the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. We predicted that Nevada would take this one and we were correct. For the preview of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl from earlier in the week, click here. Nevada Takes Famous Idaho Potato Bowl The 38-27 score isn’t reflective of how thoroughly Nevada dominated the […]



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Andrew McCleary - Dec 23, 2020

To date, Texas Tech has had a very successful season. This team’s only losses are to the 14th and 20th ranked teams in the country. Given this team’s recent history, they arguably are playing past expectations. But the Texas Tech week six opponent, in terms of AP ranking, is their highest to date. The seventh-ranked […]

A Challenge For Wake Forest

Wake Forest is two games through the ACC race and now has to refocus on playing Army West Point this Saturday at home. It is hard enough preparing for an Army offense that takes weeks to prepare for. Doing it coming off two tough conference games makes it more of a challenge for Wake Forest. […]

On September 2, 2000, Bob Stoops and his Oklahoma Sooners were in Norman giving the UTEP Miners a beating. While 30 minutes North in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Jill Mabry was waiting for her doctor to arrive so she could deliver her son. Consequently, the doctor was delayed because he had to finish watching the Sooner game. […]

Iowa at Illinois
Nick Lemkau - Dec 23, 2020

The Illinois Fighting Illini have allowed just three touchdowns this season. None of them have been inside Memorial Stadium in Champaign. Visitors have scored just nine total points when traveling to Illinois this season. Saturday, Iowa will play inside that stadium against one of the top defenses in the nation. Head coach Bret Bielema and […]

USF's Disappointing Season Continues
Nicholas Simonelli - Dec 23, 2020

USF’s Disappointing Season Continues A date with ECU proved to be too much for USF as they fall 48-28 this past weekend. The Bulls’ defense struggled against a very good ECU passing offense. USF’s disappointing season continues as the team’s hope starts to diminish. A Slow Start ECU scored on its first possession against the […]

the Clemson reign
David Knight, Editor - Dec 23, 2020

The Clemson reign atop the ACC football mountain ended last season after six straight conference championships. That absence from the top appears as it will only last one year. The Tigers have won back-to-back games against their two most likely contenders this season. After escaping Winston-Salem with an overtime victory on September 24th, they came […]

Big 12 Week Six Power Rankings
Andrew McCleary - Dec 23, 2020

Lots of fun Big 12 ball broke out in week six. However, when the dust settled, the Big 12 week six power rankings look quite similar to what they did one week ago. But make no mistake; this is still a wide-open conference. Is there more confidence in who the bottom teams are? Yes. But […]

South Carolina heads to Kentucky this weekend. Take a look at the keys to a Gamecock statement win on Saturday.
David Knight, Editor - Dec 23, 2020

South Carolina has a huge opportunity in Lexington this weekend. The Gamecocks will need to play better than they have thus far in 2022, but the chance to take down a top 15 opponent is there. South Carolina can get a signature win for head coach Shane Beamer if it can beat Kentucky on Saturday. […]