Daily Hike, December 22: A Wild Weekend of Mountain West Bowl Games
Lots of Mountain West Conference news slips through the cracks, but we have you covered.
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Well, that was fun, wasn’t it?
First of all, here’s hoping that everyone had a fine Christmas weekend. With three more bowl games in the books, the Mountain West currently stands at 3-2 in postseason play, though the two losses have been by just a combined nine points. It was another crazy weekend, so let’s get you caught up.
Wyoming defense pounds Central Michigan in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl [MWwire]
Josh Allen’s final performance was a good one, but the Cowboys defense ran the Chippewas out of Albertsons Stadium on Friday.
San Diego State loses heartbreaker to Army in the Armed Forces Bowl [MWwire]
The last episode of the Rashaad Penny Show was spoiled by the Black Knights’ own resilient running attack.
San Jose State LB Frank Ginda declares for the NFL Draft [MWwire]
The Spartans’ tackling machine has decided to move on to the pro ranks.
We name our all-non-conference basketball teams [MWwire]
Six different Mountain West squads were represented in our selections. Was your favorite team among them?
Prentiss Nixon downs Long Beach State with buzzer-beater [MWwire]
In case you missed the play of the weekend, we have the video of Colorado State’s epic winner.
Fresno State football season in review [MWwire]
Our Bulldogs writer had a very strong opinion about Jeff Tedford’s hire last year, and it took exactly one year for Fresno State to make that opinion look really dumb.
Has Mountain West basketball improved enough? [San Diego Union-Tribune]
The conference has often been competitive in non-conference play, but will they be more than a one-bid league come March? Mark Ziegler has some thoughts.
Air Force’s Nic Ready named a preseason All-American [Colorado Springs Gazette]
Baseball season isn’t far away, and the Falcons’ big bat is getting some preseason love.
Interview with former Utah State RB Michael Smith [Tucson.com]
The Tucson native and former Aggies playmaker sits down for a brief Q&A ahead of the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl.
Tim Zaleski had a fine freshman season for Wyoming [Casper Star-Tribune]
2017 didn’t get off to a great start for the Cowboys’ freshman punter, but all’s well that ends well.