2015 Mountain West Football Schedule Announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2015 Mountain West football schedule was announced today. MWC play begins on September 12 when San Jose State visits Air Force.

Featured 2015 non-conference match-ups for the MWC include Air Force at Michigan State, Washington at Boise State, Colorado State vs. Colorado (at Denver), Fresno State at Ole Miss, Hawaii at Ohio State, Nevada at Texas A&M, New Mexico at Arizona State, San Diego State at Penn State, San Jose State at Auburn, UNLV at Michigan, BYU at Utah State, and Wyoming at Washington State.

The 2015 Mountain West Championship Game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. It will be a match-up of the Mountain and West Division winners and will be hosted by the highest ranked team.

From the MWC release:

Today’s release represents the first phase in the 2015 football schedule process. Mountain West national television partners CBS Sports Network and ESPN will now initiate a selection procedure which will include the shifting of particular games to Thursdays and Fridays. That will be followed by the identification of network outlets and kick times, along with the picks for regional partner ROOT SPORTS and the Mountain West Network powered by Campus Insiders.

2015 MWC Football Schedules

Mountain Division

West Division

2015 Mountain West Football Schedule (Composite)

Thursday, September 3
Colorado at Hawai‘i
UC Davis at Nevada
New Hampshire at San José State
Southern Utah at Utah State

Friday, September 4
Washington at Boise State

Saturday, September 5
Morgan State at Air Force
Savannah State at Colorado State
Abilene Christian at Fresno State
Mississippi Valley State at New Mexico
UNLV at Northern Illinois
North Dakota at Wyoming

Saturday, September 12
San José State at Air Force*
Boise State at BYU
Minnesota at Colorado State
Fresno State at Ole Miss
Hawai‘i at Ohio State
Arizona at Nevada
Tulsa at New Mexico
San Diego State at California
Utah State at Utah
Eastern Michigan at Wyoming

Friday, September 18
Idaho State at Boise State
New Mexico at Arizona State

Saturday, September 19
Air Force at Michigan State
Colorado State vs. Colorado%
Utah at Fresno State
UC Davis at Hawai‘i
Nevada at Texas A&M
South Alabama at San Diego State
San José State at Oregon State
UNLV at Michigan
Utah State at Washington
Wyoming at Washington State

Friday, September 25
Boise State at Virginia

Saturday, September 26
Colorado State at UTSA
Hawai‘i at Wisconsin
Fresno State at San José State*
Nevada at Buffalo
New Mexico at Wyoming*
San Diego State at Penn State
Idaho State at UNLV

Saturday, October 3
Air Force at Navy
Hawai‘i at Boise State*
Colorado State at Utah State*
Fresno State at San Diego State*
UNLV at Nevada*
New Mexico State at New Mexico
San José State at Auburn
Wyoming at Appalachian State

Saturday, October 10
Wyoming at Air Force*
Boise State at Colorado State*
Utah State at Fresno State*
San Diego State at Hawai‘i*
New Mexico at Nevada*
San José State at UNLV*

Saturday, October 17
Air Force at Colorado State*
Boise State at Utah State*
Hawai‘i at New Mexico*
UNLV at Fresno State*
Nevada at Wyoming*
San Diego State at San José State*

Saturday, October 24
Fresno State at Air Force*
Wyoming at Boise State*
Hawai‘i at Nevada*
New Mexico at San José State*
Utah State at San Diego State*

Saturday, October 31
Air Force at Hawai‘i*
Boise State at UNLV*
San Diego State at Colorado State*
Wyoming at Utah State*

Saturday, November 7
Army at Air Force
Colorado State at Wyoming*
Nevada at Fresno State*
Hawai‘i at UNLV*
Utah State at New Mexico*
BYU at San José State

Saturday, November 14
Utah State at Air Force*
New Mexico at Boise State*
UNLV at Colorado State*
Fresno State at Hawai‘i*
San José State at Nevada*
Wyoming at San Diego State*

Saturday, November 21
Air Force at Boise State*
Colorado State at New Mexico*
Fresno State at BYU
San José State at Hawai‘i*
Nevada at Utah State*
San Diego State at UNLV*

Saturday, November 28
Air Force at New Mexico*
Boise State at San José State*
Colorado State at Fresno State*
Louisiana-Monroe at Hawai‘i
Nevada at San Diego State*
BYU at Utah State
UNLV at Wyoming*

Saturday, December 5
MW Football Championship Game+

% Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Denver, Colo.)

*Mountain West game

+ The Mountain West Football Championship Game will be played at the home stadium of the highest-ranked of the two divisional champions.

NOTE: Television selections, including moves to non-Saturdays, will be determined in the coming weeks.

All dates and times are local to site and are subject to change.

Comments (11)

SDSU still doesn’t have 12 games on their 2015 schedule? What is going on there….

San Diego State is the last FBS program still working to complete their 2015 schedule. Why are the Aztecs having such an issue? Multiple FCS programs would love a guarantee game and are open to playing two or three FBS programs in a season.

Or is San Diego State having funding issues and cannot afford to pay for a guarantee game?

Why isn’t the final week: Fres St @ SJSU, CSU@ Wyo, AF @ UNM, Nev @ SDSU, BSU@ UNLV. They should have BSU and Nevada play every year because that’s a longtime rivalry, probably bigger for Nevada than UNLV.

The MWC has 22 games scheduled against Power 5 teams in 2015. In 2013 they were 1-20; last year they picked up 3 wins beating Colorado, Wake Forest and Washington State. Can they win 5 this season-or would that be asking too much?

I agree it should be rivalries, but the pairings should be:
Colorado St.-Wyoming
Air Force-New Mexico
Utah St.-Boise St.
Fresno St.-San Jose St.
Hawaii-San Diego St.

It also keeps it in division.

It probably would be that but USU and Hawaii are playing non conference games that weekend, so it messes things up.

The MWC let BYU get USU for the final week 2015 and 2016 in exchange for BYU letting USU out of a 2 for 1 deal. No hassle for the MWC, Hawaii appears to have been granted the right to schedule non-conference the closing week.

Rivalries are good, AF vs CSU is Good but the big Rivalries with AF are non conference, Navy & Army. As a person setting in the stadium, a Sat game is my biggest desire & need. Friday & Thursday games are 90% of time unable to attend. I know TV & MWConf wants the money but empty stands are not good. I can’t even give away my Thur games.

I like SJSU’s schedule. We have rivals Fresno State, San Diego State at home, plus BYU and Boise State. These will really help attendance.

But this has problems. SJSU should host SDSU one year, Fresno State the next year to help build consistency in attendance and interest. Also Fresno State and SJSU should be playing the last week or the next to last week every year. Same for Colorado State-Wyoming.

Building rivalries is key. So they should set up last weekend rivalries. They also should allow schools to have one permanent cross rival. Nevada-Boise State is an obvious one.

It would have been better is the MWC divided by “old” and “new” (WAC), as that would have preserved rivalries.

West: Hawaii, Fresno St, San Jose St, Nevada, Utah St, Boise St
Mountain: San Diego St, UNLV, New Mexico, Colorado St, Wyoming, Air Force

You’d probably want SDSU-Hawaii (reduce travel) and UNLV-Nevada as built in cross rivals in that setup.

Whatever. The MWC clearly has not thought much about building rivalries. But I think they are critical to survival at the G5 level, to built interest without a chance at the Playoffs.

San Jose State is going to struggle this year on run defense again..our defensive lineman are once again in the 260-270 range and that ain’t going to get it done. Just hope there is enough balance on offense to keep the defense off the field.