Mountain West Announces 2016 Football Schedule

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 2016 Mountain West football schedule was released today and is comprised of 97 games, including 48 Conference matchups. 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 in which each member institution will play every other Mountain West opponent home and away.

The 2016 schedule will play out over 14 weeks and conclude 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.

Mountain West national television partners CBS Sports Network and ESPN will now initiate a selection procedure which will also include the shifting of particular games to Thursdays and Fridays. That will be followed by the identification of network outlets and kick times, along with the picks for regional partner ROOT SPORTS, the Mountain West Network powered by Campus Insiders and Oceanic Time Warner Cable (Hawaii).

2016 MOUNTAIN WEST COMPOSITE SCHEDULE

Saturday, August 27
Hawai‘i vs. California#

Thursday, September 1
Weber State at Utah State
Jackson State at UNLV

Friday, September 2
Colorado State vs. Colorado%

Saturday, September 3
Abilene Christian at Air Force
Boise State at Louisiana
South Dakota at New Mexico
Northern Illinois at Wyoming
Fresno State at Nebraska
Hawai‘i at Michigan
Cal Poly at Nevada
New Hampshire at San Diego State
San José State at Tulsa

Saturday, September 10
Georgia State at Air Force
Washington State at Boise State
UTSA at Colorado State
New Mexico at New Mexico State
Utah State at USC
Wyoming at Nebraska
Sacramento State at Fresno State
Tennessee-Martin at Hawai‘i
Nevada at Notre Dame
California at San Diego State
Portland State at San José State
UNLV at UCLA

Saturday, September 17
Northern Colorado at Colorado State
New Mexico at Rutgers
Arkansas State at Utah State
UC Davis at Wyoming
Fresno State at Toledo
Hawai‘i at Arizona
Buffalo at Nevada
San Diego State at Northern Illinois
Utah at San José State
UNLV at Central Michigan

Saturday, September 24
Air Force at Utah State
Boise State at Oregon State
Colorado State at Minnesota
Wyoming at Eastern Michigan
Tulsa at Fresno State
Nevada at Purdue
San José State at Iowa State
Idaho at UNLV

Saturday, October 1
Navy at Air Force
Utah State at Boise State*
Wyoming at Colorado State*
San José State at New Mexico*
Fresno State at UNLV*
Nevada at Hawai‘i*
San Diego State at South Alabama

Saturday, October 8
Air Force at Wyoming*
Boise State at New Mexico*
Utah State at Colorado State*
Fresno State at Nevada*
Hawai‘i at San José State*
UNLV at San Diego State*

Saturday, October 15
New Mexico at Air Force&*
Colorado State at Boise State*
San Diego State at Fresno State*
UNLV at Hawai‘i*
Nevada at San José State*

Thursday, October 20
BYU at Boise State

Saturday, October 22
Hawai‘i at Air Force*
Colorado State at UNLV*
Louisiana-Monroe at New Mexico
Fresno State at Utah State*
Wyoming at Nevada*
San José State at San Diego State*

Saturday, October 29
Air Force at Fresno State*
Boise State at Wyoming*
New Mexico at Hawai‘i*
San Diego State at Utah State*
UNLV at San José State*

Saturday, November 5
Air Force at Army
San José State at Boise State*
Fresno State at Colorado State*
Nevada at New Mexico*
Utah State at Wyoming*
Hawai‘i at San Diego State*

Saturday, November 12
Colorado State at Air Force*
Boise State at Hawai‘i*
New Mexico at Utah State*
Wyoming at UNLV*
San Diego State at Nevada*

Friday, November 18
UNLV at Boise State*

Saturday, November 19
Air Force at San José State*
New Mexico at Colorado State*
Utah State at Nevada*
San Diego State at Wyoming*
Hawai‘i at Fresno State*

Saturday, November 26
Boise State at Air Force*
Colorado State at San Diego State*
Wyoming at New Mexico*
Utah State at BYU
San José State at Fresno State*
UMass at Hawai‘i
Nevada at UNLV*

Saturday, December 3
MW Football Championship Game+

#ANZ Stadium (Sydney, Australia) / %Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Denver, Colorado) / &Cotton Bowl (Dallas, Texas) / *Mountain West game
+The Mountain West Football Championship Game will be played at the home stadium of the highest-ranked of the two divisional champions.

NOTE: Television selections, including moves to non-Saturdays, will be determined in the coming weeks.
All dates and times are local to site and are subject to change.