The Boise State and Utah State football teams will play Saturday night for the Mountain West Mountain Division title and the right to host the conference championship game.
Air Force beat Colorado State 27-24 on Friday on a last-second field goal to eliminate the Rams (10-2 overall, 6-2 MW) from championship consideration. The Falcons (9-3, 5-3) beat Boise State and Colorado State on their way to a 6-0 home record but finished fourth in the Mountain Division.
Boise State (9-2, 6-1) already controlled its destiny in the Mountain Division. But now Utah State (9-3, 6-1) does, too.
“The stage couldn’t be set any better,” Boise State senior cornerback Cleshawn Page said earlier this week.
Boise State has distributed 32,100 tickets for the Utah State game (8:21 p.m., ESPN2).
It’s Senior Day — and fans should note a schedule change that will require them to show up early if they want to salute the seniors. The introductions will be done with 23 minutes left on the pre-game clock, or about the time the teams leave the field after warm-ups. That’s 7:58 p.m. this week (could get pushed back 5 minutes). The reason: Coach Bryan Harsin wants to bring the seniors back into the locker room and go through the final game preparations as a team like a normal game.
Marshall also lost Friday. Here is a post on the ramifications of that game.
MOUNTAIN WEST STANDINGS
Boise State 6-1 (9-2)
Utah State 6-1 (9-3)
Colorado State 6-2 (10-2)
Air Force 5-3 (9-3)
Wyoming 2-5 (4-7)
New Mexico 1-6 (3-8)
Fresno State 4-3 (5-6)
San Diego State 4-3 (6-5)
Nevada 3-4 (6-5)
Hawaii 3-4 (4-8)
San Jose State 2-5 (3-8)
UNLV 1-6 (2-10)
Utah State at Boise State
When: 8:21 p.m. Saturday
Where: Albertsons Stadium (36,387, FieldTurf)
TV: ESPN2 (Mike Couzens, David Diaz-Infante, Shelley Smith). Channel 209 on DirecTV, 144 on Dish, 25 and 492 (HD) on Cable One.
Radio: KBOI (670AM), KKGL (96.9 FM); Bob Behler, Pete Cavender
Records: Boise State is 9-2 overall, 6-1 Mountain West; Utah State is 9-3, 6-1
Series: Boise State leads 14-4 (Boise State won 34-23 last year in Logan)
Gotta love it! Tomorrow night for all the marbles in the Mountain division on The Blue! Can’t wait to see #BroncoNation tomorrow night!— Coach Mike Sanford (@SanfordBSU) November 29, 2014
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