Week 12 Mountain West Football Bowl Projections
Seven team eligible, possibly eight
Will every team get a spot?
The Mountain West now has seven bowl eligible teams with Wyoming upsetting Utah State and there is a possibility of eight teams. San Jose State is sitting at five wins and this weekend they face rival Fresno State at home on Black Friday.
With Nick Starkel back under center, the Spartans are a better team with him throwing the ball compared to Nick Nash. This is not a given that Fresno State will win this game and as it stands, the Spartans are a home 7-5-point underdog.
Also, even if San Jose State gets the upset win to get to six wins, it is not a given the conference will land eight teams in the post season. If the Mountain West does get eight teams in a bowl game it would be a conference record.
Bowl Lineup and matchup tie-ins
College Football Playoff/New Year’s Six Bowl
Los Angeles Bowl vs. Pac-12, Los Angeles
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs. MAC, Boise, Idaho
New Mexico Bowl vs. Sun Belt or C-USA, Albuquerque, N.M.
Arizona Bowl vs. MAC, Tucson, Ariz.
SoFi Hawai’i Bowl vs. AAC or C-USA, Honolulu
Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl vs. C-USA