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MWC Matchups: Fresno State Starts String Of Trap Games

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Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr and the Bulldogs face a potential trap game against UNLV at home Saturday night. Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images.
Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr and the Bulldogs face a potential trap game against UNLV at home Saturday night. Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Who: UNLV (4-2, 2-0 MWC) at Fresno State (5-0, 2-0 MWC)

When: 7 p.m. PT 

Where: Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, Calif.

On The Air: Mountain West Digital Network

On The Board: Fresno by 24.5

On The Line: It sure feels like every game is a trap game for Derek Carr and the Bulldogs from here on out. They should win out. The Rebels aren’t in the Bulldogs' class, but they can certainly give them a hard time. This is the type of game that lesser teams let slip away.

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Who: Nevada (3-3, 2-1 MWC) at Boise State (4-2, 2-1 MWC)

When: 6 p.m. MT 

Where: Bronco Stadium, Boise, Idaho

On The Air: CBS Sports Network

On The Board: Boise State by 22

On The Line: Talk about an overblown spread. Nevada hasn’t lived up to its traditional expectations, but a 22-point line is an injustice. That being said, the Broncos should still take this one at home without much drama. 

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Who: Colorado State (2-4, 0-1 MWC) at Wyoming (4-2, 2-0 MWC)

When: Noon MT 

Where: War Memorial Stadium, Laramie, Wyo.

On The Air: Root

On The Board: Wyoming by 7

On The Line: The Cowboys escaped with a win against New Mexico, but they don’t look like the team that almost upended Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., earlier in the year. Even still, a win against CSU puts them one win away from bowl eligibility and keeps them undefeated in the MWC. 

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Who: Utah State (3-4, 2-1 MWC) at New Mexico (2-4, 0-2 MWC)

When: 7 p.m. MT 

Where: University Stadium Albuquerque, N.M.

On The Air: ROOT

On The Board: USU by 17.5

On The Line: A season that started with so much promise for Utah State now looks to be a struggle without Chuckie Keeton at quarterback. The Aggies managed to stay competitive with Boise State last week, but didn’t have the firepower to hang on. They should beat the Lobos, but it won’t be easy. Nothing will be this year.