College Football Predictions Review: Mountain West

I love predictions. If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you love predictions as well. I’ve been making college football predictions for well over a decade now and I don’t like to brag, but I’m pretty damn good at it. I hit way more often than I whiff, but let’s face it….no one is perfect.

Anyway, I’m not the kind of guy who makes predictions and then buries them to never be seen again. Oh no. I like to bring those suckers back and see just how right/wrong I was when I made these predictions back in August.

We are going to break this down conference-by-conference because that’s just how we roll around these parts.

Next up? The cold crisp air of the Mountain West!

So, without further ado…..

 

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12. Fresno State Bulldogs

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Record: 1-11

Predicted Record: 2-10

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game


11. Utah State Aggies

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Record: 3-9

Predicted Record: 7-5

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: Poinsettia Bowl vs. BYU


10. UNLV Rebels

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Record: 4-8

Predicted Record: 7-5

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: Hawaii Bowl vs. Marshall


9. San Jose State Spartans

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Record: 4-8

Predicted Record: 5-7

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game


8. Nevada Wolfpack

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Record: 5-7

Predicted Record: 7-5

Bowl Game: No bowl game

Predicted Bowl Game: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs. Toledo


7. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

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Record: 6-7

Predicted Record: 2-11

Bowl Game: Hawaii Bowl vs. Middle Tennessee

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game


6. Colorado State Rams

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Record: 7-5

Predicted Record: 6-6

Bowl Game: Famous Idaho Potato Bowl vs. Idaho

Predicted Bowl Game: New Mexico Bowl vs. UTEP


5. Wyoming Cowboys

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Record: 8-5

Predicted Record: 1-11

Bowl Game: Poinsettia Bowl vs. BYU

Predicted Bowl Game: No bowl game


4. New Mexico Lobos

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Record: 8-4

Predicted Record: 7-5

Bowl Game: New Mexico Bowl vs. UTSA

Predicted Bowl Game: Las Vegas Bowl vs. Arizona State


3. Air Force Falcons

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Record: 9-3

Predicted Record: 9-3

Bowl Game: Arizona Bowl vs. South Alabama

Predicted Bowl Game: Outback Bowl vs. UCLA


2. Boise State Broncos

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Record: 10-2

Predicted Record: 9-3

Bowl Game: Cactus Bowl vs. Baylor

Predicted Bowl Game: Foster Farms Bowl vs. Akron


1. San Diego State Aztecs

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Record: 10-3

Predicted Record: 11-1

Bowl Game: Las Vegas Bowl vs. Houston

Predicted Bowl Game: Arizona Bowl vs. Western Kentucky

How Did I Do?:

Overall? Not too shabby. I’m on an absolute roll as far as picking conference winners go. This is the fourth conference that I’ve gone back and looked at my predictions so far and much to my amazement, I’ve nailed EVERY single conference winner so far. I don’t care what anyone says….that’s impressive and I’m going to give myself a pat on the back for that one.

So yeah. Needless to say, I called San Diego State winning the conference, although I thought they would be a little better than they actually were. I was only game off of my Boise State prediction, which is awesome considering their fan base bitched and complained about my prediction on Twitter and it looks like I was right. Once again, Boise State fans think they can play big boy football, but you guys are a non-Power 5 team for a reason. No one cares about you and your middle-of-the-road team.

My Air Force prediction was 100% spot on and four other teams I only missed by one game. Like I said earlier, overall I wasn’t too shabby with my Mountain West predictions.

Where I completely whiffed though was Wyoming, Utah State, and Hawaii. Wyoming and Hawaii were better than I thought they were going to be (especially Wyoming where head coach Craig Bohl has the Cowboys playing some good football finally) and Utah State kind of dragged ass this year in what turned out to be a disappointing season for the program.

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