Mountain West Announces 2016 Football Opponents

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West released today each of the 12 league teams’ 2016 football non-conference opponents and dates, along with the home and away matchups for intra-league play. The scheduling format for the 12-member football lineup consists of five intra-divisional games and three cross-divisional contests. Each institution will play four home and four road Conference games. This is the fourth year of the initial four-year cycle during which each member institution will play every other Mountain West opponent home and away.

The 2016 schedule will play out over 14 weeks, concluding on Sat., Dec. 3 with the Mountain West Football Championship Game to be played at the home stadium of the highest-ranked of the two divisional champions.

The non-conference slate features 22 games against teams that earned bowl berths in 2015, including Arizona, Arkansas State, BYU (2 games), California (2 games), Central Michigan, Georgia State, Michigan, Minnesota, Navy, Nebraska (2 games), Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, Toledo, Tulsa (2 games), UCLA, USC, Utah and Washington State. Four non-conference opponents finished ranked in last year’s final USA Today/Coaches’ and Associated Press Top 25 polls, including #11/12 Michigan, #12/11 Notre Dame, #16/16 Utah and #18 Navy.

Dates for league matchups will be announced in the coming weeks, followed sequentially by details regarding non-Saturday games, television selections and kick times.  

Below you will find the team-by-team schedules for all 12 Mountain West institutions:

Mountain Division
 
Air Force
Sept. 3 – Abilene Christian
Sept. 10 – Georgia State
Oct. 1 – Navy
Oct. 15 – New Mexico%*
Nov. 5 – at Army
(H) Boise State
(H) Colorado State
(H) Hawai‘i
(A) Fresno State
(A) San José State
(A) Utah State
(A) Wyoming
%Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX
*designated home game

Boise State
Sept. 3 – at Louisiana
Sept. 10 – Washington State
Sept. 24 – at Oregon State
Oct. 22 – BYU
(H) Colorado State
(H) San José State
(H) UNLV
(H) Utah State
(A) Air Force
(A) Hawai‘i
(A) New Mexico
(A) Wyoming

Colorado State
Sept. 2 – vs. Colorado^
Sept. 10 – UTSA
Sept. 17 – Northern Colorado
Sept. 24 – at Minnesota
(H) Fresno State
(H) New Mexico
(H) Utah State
(H) Wyoming
(A) Air Force
(A) Boise State
(A) San Diego State
(A) UNLV
^Sports Authority Field, Denver, CO

New Mexico
Sept. 3 – South Dakota
Sept. 10 – at New Mexico State
Sept. 17 – at Rutgers
Oct. 15 – vs. Air Force%*
Oct. 22 – Louisiana-Monroe
(H) Boise State
(H) Nevada
(H) San José State
(H) Wyoming
(A) Colorado State
(A) Hawai‘i
(A) Utah State
%Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX
*designated road game

Utah State
Sept. 1 – Weber State
Sept. 10 – at USC
Sept. 17 – Arkansas State
Nov. 26 – at BYU
(H) Air Force
(H) Fresno State
(H) New Mexico
(H) San Diego State
(A) Boise State
(A) Colorado State
(A) Nevada
(A) Wyoming

Wyoming
Sept. 3 – Northern Illinois
Sept. 10 – at Nebraska
Sept. 17 – UC Davis
Sept. 24 – at Eastern Michigan
(H) Air Force
(H) Boise State
(H) San Diego State
(H) Utah State
(A) Colorado State
(A) Nevada
(A) New Mexico
(A) UNLV

West Division
 
Fresno State
Sept. 3 – at Nebraska
Sept. 10 – Sacramento State
Sept. 17 – at Toledo
Sept. 24 – Tulsa
(H) Air Force
(H) Hawai‘i
(H) San Diego State
(H) San José State
(A) Colorado State
(A) Nevada
(A) UNLV
(A) Utah State

Hawai‘i
Aug. 27 – vs. California$
Sept. 3 – at Michigan
Sept. 10 – Tennessee-Martin
Sept. 17 – at Arizona
Nov. 26 – Umass
(H) Boise State
(H) Nevada
(H) New Mexico
(H) UNLV
(A) Air Force
(A) Fresno State
(A) San Diego State
(A) San José State
ANZ Stadium, Melbourne, Australia$

Nevada
Sept. 3 – Cal Poly
Sept. 10 – at Notre Dame
Sept. 17 – Buffalo
Sept. 24 – at Purdue
(H) Fresno State
(H) San Diego State
(H) Utah State
(H) Wyoming
(A) Hawai‘i
(A) New Mexico
(A) San José State
(A) UNLV

San Diego State
Sept. 3 – New Hampshire
Sept. 10 – California
Sept. 17 – at Northern Illinois
Oct. 1 – at South Alabama
(H) Colorado State
(H) Hawai‘i
(H) San José State
(H) UNLV
(A) Fresno State
(A) Nevada
(A) Utah State
(A) Wyoming

San José State
Sept. 3 – at Tulsa
Sept. 10 – Portland State
Sept. 17 – Utah
Sept. 24 – at Iowa State
(H) Air Force
(H) Hawai‘i
(H) Nevada
(H) UNLV
(A) Boise State
(A) Fresno State
(A) New Mexico
(A) San Diego State

UNLV
Sept. 1 – Jackson State
Sept. 10 – at UCLA
Sept. 17 – at Central Michigan
Sept. 24 – Idaho
(H) Colorado State
(H) Fresno State
(H) Nevada
(H) Wyoming
(A) Boise State
(A) Hawai‘i
(A) San Diego State
(A) San José State