Mountain West Conference — Bowl projections 2015-16

Expert projections from all over the web and a little analysis

Mountain West Conference

The Mountain West Conference has six bowl tie-ins, and 10 of the 12 teams in the Mountain West are going bowling to at least one expert.  Three teams, Boise State, Utah State and San Diego State are going bowling to all of the experts, and Boise State is picked to play in the Fiesta Bowl by three of the experts.   Boise State has been the standard bearer for schools in the Group of 5, and this year looks no different.  The expert picks follow, along with our projections. Your comments and projections are welcome.

Air Force

  • Athlon Sports                     Armed Forces Bowl vs. Maryland
  • Sporting News                    No Bid Projected
  • Mark Schlabach                New Orleans Bowl vs. Louisiana–Lafayette
  • Brett McMurphy               Arizona Bowl vs. UTEP
  • Phil Steele                            Armed Forces Bowl vs. Indiana

 Boise State

  • Athlon Sports                     Fiesta Bowl vs. Oregon
  • Sporting News                   Peach Bowl vs. Florida State
  • Mark Schlabach                Fiesta Bowl vs. Notre Dame
  • Brett McMurphy               Las Vegas Bowl vs. Stanford
  • Phil Steele                            Fiesta Bowl vs. Notre Dame

 Colorado State

  • Athlon Sports                   Poinsettia Bowl vs. Washington
  • Sporting News                  New Mexico Bowl vs. Middle Tennessee State
  • Mark Schlabach              Armed Forces Bowl vs. Rutgers
  • Brett McMurphy             No Bid Projected
  • Phil Steele                           New Mexico Bowl vs. UTEP

Fresno State

  • Athlon Sports                   No Bid Projected
  • Sporting News                  No Bid Projected
  • Mark Schlabach               No Bid Projected
  • Brett McMurphy               Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs. Central Michigan
  • Phil Steele                        Arizona Bowl vs Old Dominion

 Nevada

  • Athlon Sports                   Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs.  Bowling Green
  • Sporting News                  No Bid Projected
  • Mark Schlabach               No Bid Projected
  • Brett McMurphy               No Bid Projected
  • Phil Steele                         Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs.  Bowling Green

New Mexico

  • Athlon Sports                   No Bid Projected
  • Sporting News                  No Bid Projected
  • Mark Schlabach               New Mexico Bowl vs. Louisiana Tech
  • Brett McMurphy               Armed Forces Bowl vs. Maryland
  • Phil Steele                           No Bid Projected

 San Diego State

  • Athlon Sports                    New Mexico Bowl vs. Louisiana Tech
  • Sporting News                   Las Vegas Bowl vs. Arizona State
  • Mark Schlabach                Poinsettia Bowl vs. Ball State
  • Brett McMurphy              Poinsettia Bowl vs. North Carolina
  • Phil Steele                            Poinsettia Bowl vs. Ohio

San Jose State                 

  • Athlon Sports                   No Bid Projected
  • Sporting News                  No Bid Projected
  • Mark Schlabach               Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs. Bowling Green
  • Brett McMurphy              No Bid Projected
  • Phil Steele                            No Bid Projected

Utah State

  • Athlon Sports                   Las Vegas Bowl vs. California                                    
  • Sporting News                  Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs. Bowling Green
  • Mark Schlabach                Las Vegas Bowl vs. Washington
  • Brett McMurphy               Fiesta Bowl vs. Notre Dame
  • Phil Steele                          Hawaii Bowl vs. East Carolina

Wyoming

  • Athlon Sports                   No Bid Projected
  • Sporting News                  Arizona Bowl vs. Rice
  • Mark Schlabach               Arizona Bowl vs. Old Dominion
  • Brett McMurphy                New Mexico Bowl vs. Louisiana Tech
  • Phil Steele                         No Bid Projected

My picks:

  • Peach Bowl   Boise State
  • Las Vegas Bowl   San Diego State
  • Poinsetttia Bowl    Colorado State
  • Armed Forces Bowl   Air Force
  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl  Utah State
  • New Mexico Bowl   Wyoming

Also bowl eligible:  Nevada,

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