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Mountain West Matchups: Wyoming Looks To Bounce Back

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Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith leads the Cowboys into a Mountain West Conference clash against New Mexico on Saturday in Laramie, Wyo. Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images.
Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith leads the Cowboys into a Mountain West Conference clash against New Mexico on Saturday in Laramie, Wyo. Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images.

Today

Who: San Diego State (2-3, 1-0 MWC) at Air Force (1-5, 0-4 MWC)

When: 7 p.m. MT

Where: Falcon Stadium, Colorado Springs, Colo.

On The Air: CBS Sports Network

On The Board: SDSU by 4

On The Line: This has "trap game" written all over it for the Aztecs. They’ve been steadily improving the last few weeks, but an emotional overtime win over Nevada could have them riding a little too high. Air Force may not be a bowl team this year, but they'll still give San Diego State their best. 

Saturday

Who: Boise State (3-2, 0-1 MWC) at Utah State (3-3, 2-0 MWC)

When: 6 p.m. MT 

Where: Romney Stadium, Logan, Utah

On The Air: CBS Sports Network

On The Board: Boise State by 7

On The Line: This game looked to be a marquee matchup when the season began, but with Utah State QB Chuckie Keeton out for the year, it loses its luster a bit. The Aggies' offense was stagnant without Keeton in their 31-14 loss to BYU last week. 

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Who: San Jose State (2-3, 1-1 MWC) at Colorado State (2-3, 0-0 MWC)

When: 1:30 p.m. MT 

Where: Hughes Stadium, Fort Collins, Colo.

On The Air: CBS Sports Network

On The Board: Colorado State by 3.5

On The Line: David Fales and the Spartans offense aren't what they were last year while the Rams are playing close to expectations. If Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain wants to prove his team is on the rise, this is a game they need to win. 

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Who: New Mexico (2-3, 0-1 MWC) at Wyoming (3-2, 1-0 MWC)

When: 1:30 p.m. MT 

Where: War Memorial Stadium, Laramie, Wyo.

On The Air: ROOT

On The Board: Wyoming by 15.5

On The Line: The Cowboys' promising start to the season took a hit when they lost to Texas State, 42-21, two weeks ago. The Lobos are coming off a big win against in-state rival New Mexico State. On paper, Wyoming should win this game easily. We’ll learn more about what kind of team the Cowboys are on Saturday. 

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Who: Hawaii (0-5, 0-3 MWC) at UNLV (3-2, 1-0 MWC)

When: 5:05 p.m. PT 

Where: Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas

On The Air: Oceanic PPV (Hawaii)

On The Board: UNLV by 9.5

On The Line: If the Rebels want to make a bowl game, they’ll need to win this one because the schedule gets tough moving forward. They have consecutive road games against Fresno State and Nevada following this easy matchup.