2021 Mountain West football schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2021 Mountain West football schedule has been announced. Conference play begins on Saturday, Sept. 18 with two contests.

Featured 2021 non-conference match-ups for each Mountain West team include Air Force vs. Army (in Arlington, TX), Oklahoma State at Boise State, Colorado State at Iowa, Fresno State at Oregon, Hawaii at UCLA, Nevada at Kansas State, New Mexico at Texas A&M, San Diego State at Arizona, San Jose State at USC, Iowa State at UNLV, BYU at Utah State, and Wyoming at Northern Illinois.

The 2021 Mountain West Championship Game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 4. It will be a match-up of the Mountain and West Division winners and will be hosted by the highest ranked team.

Additional releases from the Mountain West will come this Spring, which will shift certain games to Thursdays and Fridays.

2021 Mountain West Football Schedules

Mountain Division

West Division

2021 Mountain West Football Schedule (Composite)

Saturday, Aug. 28
UConn at Fresno State
Hawai‘i at UCLA
Southern Utah at San José State

Thursday, Sept. 2
Eastern Washington at UNLV

Saturday, Sept. 4
Lafayette at Air Force
Boise State at Central Florida
South Dakota State at Colorado State
Houston Baptist at New Mexico
Utah State at Washington State
Montana State at Wyoming
Fresno State at Oregon
Portland State at Hawai‘i
Nevada at California
New Mexico State at San Diego State
San José State at USC

Saturday, Sept. 11
Air Force at Navy
UTEP at Boise State
Vanderbilt at Colorado State
New Mexico State at New Mexico
North Dakota at Utah State
Wyoming at Northern Illinois
Cal Poly at Fresno State
Hawai‘i at Oregon State
Idaho State at Nevada
San Diego State at Arizona
UNLV at Arizona State

Saturday, Sept. 18
Utah State at Air Force*
Oklahoma State at Boise State
Colorado State at Toledo
New Mexico at Texas A&M
Ball State at Wyoming
Fresno State at UCLA
San José State at Hawai‘i*
Nevada at Kansas State
Utah at San Diego State
Iowa State at UNLV

Saturday, Sept. 25
Florida Atlantic at Air Force
Boise State at Utah State*
Colorado State at Iowa
New Mexico at UTEP
Wyoming at UConn
UNLV at Fresno State*
Hawai‘i at New Mexico State
Towson at San Diego State
San José State at Western Michigan

Friday, Oct. 1
BYU at Utah State

Saturday, Oct. 2
Air Force at New Mexico*
Nevada at Boise State*
Fresno State at Hawai‘i*
New Mexico State at San José State
UNLV at UTSA

Saturday, Oct. 9
Wyoming at Air Force*
Boise State at BYU
San José State at Colorado State*
New Mexico at San Diego State*
New Mexico State at Nevada

Saturday, Oct. 16
Air Force at Boise State*
Colorado State at New Mexico*
Utah State at UNLV*
Fresno State at Wyoming*
Hawai‘i at Nevada*
San Diego State at San José State*

Saturday, Oct. 23
San Diego State at Air Force*
Colorado State at Utah State*
New Mexico at Wyoming*
Nevada at Fresno State*
New Mexico State at Hawai‘i
San José State at UNLV*

Saturday, Oct. 30
Boise State at Colorado State*
Hawai‘i at Utah State*
Wyoming at San José State*
Fresno State at San Diego State*
UNLV at Nevada*

Saturday, Nov. 6
Army vs. Air Force (in Arlington, TX)
Boise State at Fresno State*
Colorado State at Wyoming*
UNLV at New Mexico*
Utah State at New Mexico State
San Diego State at Hawai‘i*
San José State at Nevada*

Saturday, Nov. 13
Air Force at Colorado State*
Wyoming at Boise State*
New Mexico at Fresno State*
Utah State at San José State*
Hawai‘i at UNLV*
Nevada at San Diego State*

Saturday, Nov. 20
Air Force at Nevada*
New Mexico at Boise State*
Colorado State at Hawai‘i*
Wyoming at Utah State*
San Diego State at UNLV*

Saturday, Nov. 27
UNLV at Air Force*
Boise State at San Diego State*
Nevada at Colorado State*
Utah State at New Mexico
Hawai‘i at Wyoming*
Fresno State at San José State*

Saturday, December 4
Mountain West Football Championship Game

* Mountain West Conference game.

Mountain West Football Schedule

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New Mexico-Wyoming
Boise State-Utah State
Air Force-Colorado State
UNLV-Nevada

Should be on Thanksgiving weekend every year.

The California team and Hawaii can take turns playing each other that weekend.

Somewhat agree. Colorado State and Wyoming should be paired as that is a bigger rivalry and geographically closer. By default, Air Force and New Mexico should also be paired and makes more sense as AF is NM’s closest division member.

In the other division, San Jose State and Fresno State should end the year against each other as that rivalry has a much longer history than either of the schools do with San Diego State, and those two are also geographically closer. By default San Diego State and Hawaii should be paired together.