Mountain West Football: Top Ten Plays of the 2019 Season
It was a memorable season all around in the Mountain West, but these plays rose above the rest.
No doubt the conference balled out this fall.
College football’s national championship game will close the book on the 2019 season tomorrow. Before that happens, we wanted to look back at some of Mountain West football’s best individual plays, a lot of which reflected the unexpected twists and turns that the campaign took throughout the fall. From epic game-winning kicks to contested catches in traffic, the conference gave us everything you could ask for and then some.
Here are the ten best plays from 2019.
10. Wyoming’s Sean Chambers stiff-arms a defender into oblivion vs. Missouri
Welcome to 7220, you can see yourself to the door when you’ve had enough.
9. San Diego State’s Jesse Matthews snags the ball out of the air with three defenders around him vs. Utah State
Credit Ryan Agnew first for extending the play, but the Aztecs’ freshman receiver definitely upped the difficulty level on this one while making it look easy.
8. Fresno State’s Mykal Walker blows up a 4th down play vs. USC
The Bulldogs came up tantalizingly short against the Trojans, but it wasn’t from a lack of effort. This defensive play from Walker, who had moved from the defensive line to middle linebacker, gave them a chance to steal the win.
7. Nevada’s Brandon Talton leaves no doubt while crushing a game-winning field goal vs. Purdue
The Wolf Pack had one of the wildest overall seasons in the Mountain West and that started all the way back in Week 1, when a walk-on kicker from Vacaville, California made sure everyone in college football knew his name with his first memorable kick of the season.
6. Utah State’s David Woodward makes his own break vs. Colorado State
In case you’re wondering why the Mountain West made Woodward a first-team all-conference selection despite missing six games, this is Exhibit A.