Every school in the Mountain West conference has made it to the halfway point of their football seasons. With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to offer my projections for Mountain West bowl games this coming December.
The first question to answer when doing this is who will become bowl eligible? Our friends at TeamRankings.com have done just that and their Mountain West bowl eligibility probability percentages are presented below.
As you can see Boise State and San Diego State are locks for eligibility at 100% each. Air Force and Wyoming have one foot in the door at 98.3 and 85.6 percent respectively while New Mexico, Utah State, Colorado State and Hawaii are all fighting for what looks like the final two spots. Fresno State and San Jose State are all but eliminated with both schools having a less than one-percent chance of reaching six wins. Read on to see who I think will be in the bowl mix and if Boise State will land in a prestige bowl.
Las Vegas Bowl – December 17 * Boise State vs Stanford
New Mexico Bowl – December 17 * Wyoming vs Old Dominion
Poinsettia Bowl – December 21 * San Diego State vs BYU
Idaho Bowl – December 22 * Air Force vs Eastern Michigan
Hawai’i Bowl – December 24 * Hawaii vs Western Kentucky
Arizona Bowl – December 30 * New Mexico vs Idaho