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April 11, 2013
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Mountain West releases 2013 football schedule


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The 2013 Mountain West football schedule was released today and is comprised of 98 games, including 48 conference matchups.

The scheduling format for the new 12-member football lineup consists of five intra-divisional games and three cross-divisional contests annually. Each institution will play four home and four road conference games each season, and will play every Mountain West opponent home and away during each four-year cycle.

The 2013 schedule will play out over 15 weeks, concluding on Dec. 7 with the inaugural Mountain West Football Championship Game to be played at the home stadium of the divisional champion with the highest BCS ranking.

The non-conference slate features 22 games against teams that earned bowl berths in 2012, including Alabama, Arizona, BYU (three games), Florida State, Minnesota (two games), Navy (three games), Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon State (two games), Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Stanford, Tulsa, UCLA, USC and Washington. Eight nonconference opponents finished ranked in last year’s final USA Today/Coaches’ and Associated Press Top 25 polls including No. 1/1 Alabama, No. 3/4 Notre Dame, No. Ohio State (AP), No. 6/7 Stanford, No. 8/10 Florida State, No. 19/20 Oregon State, No. 23/25 Nebraska and No. 25 Tulsa (Coaches’).

Telecast information and kick times are being finalized and will be announced later this spring.

Beginning in the fall of 2013, MW football membership will include Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, Utah State and Wyoming in the Mountain Division and Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State and UNLV in the West Division.

2013 MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Thursday, Aug. 29

Rutgers at Fresno State

USC at Hawai‘i

Sacramento State at San Jose State

UNLV at Minnesota

Utah State at Utah

Saturday, Aug. 31

Colgate at Air Force

Boise State at Washington

Nevada at UCLA

UTSA at New Mexico

Eastern Illinois at San Diego State

Wyoming at Nebraska

Sunday, Sept. 1

Colorado State vs. Colorado%

Saturday, Sept. 7

Utah State at Air Force*

Tennessee-Martin at Boise State

Colorado State at Tulsa

Cal Poly at Fresno State

Hawai‘i at Oregon State

UC Davis at Nevada

New Mexico at UTEP

San Diego State at Ohio State

San Jose State at Stanford

Arizona at UNLV

Idaho at Wyoming

Friday, Sept. 13

Air Force at Boise State*

Saturday, Sept. 14

Cal Poly at Colorado State

Fresno State at Colorado

Nevada at Florida State

New Mexico at Pittsburgh

Central Michigan at UNLV

Weber State at Utah State

Northern Colorado at Wyoming

Friday, Sept. 20

Boise State at Fresno State*

Saturday, Sept. 21

Wyoming at Air Force*

Colorado State at Alabama

Hawai‘i at Nevada*

Oregon State at San Diego State

San Jose State at Minnesota

Western Illinois at UNLV

Utah State at USC

Friday, Sept. 27

Utah State at San Jose State*

Saturday, Sept. 28

Air Force at Nevada*

Southern Miss at Boise State

UTEP at Colorado State

Fresno State at Hawai‘i*

UNLV at New Mexico*

San Diego State at New Mexico State

Wyoming at Texas State

Friday, Oct. 4

Nevada at San Diego State*

BYU at Utah State

Saturday, Oct. 5

Air Force at Navy

Fresno State at Idaho

San Jose State at Hawai‘i*

New Mexico State at New Mexico

Thursday, Oct. 10

San Diego State at Air Force*

Saturday, Oct. 12

Boise State at Utah State*

San Jose State at Colorado State*

Hawai‘i at UNLV*

New Mexico at Wyoming*

Saturday, Oct. 19

Nevada at Boise State*

Colorado State at Wyoming*

UNLV at Fresno State*

Utah State at New Mexico*

Friday, Oct. 25

Boise State at BYU

Saturday, Oct. 26

Notre Dame at Air Force

Colorado State at Hawai‘i*

Fresno State at San Diego State*

UNLV at Nevada*

Wyoming at San Jose State*

Saturday, Nov. 2

Army at Air Force

Boise State at Colorado State*

Nevada at Fresno State*

Hawai‘i at Utah State*

New Mexico at San Diego State*

San Jose State at UNLV*

Friday, Nov. 8

Air Force at New Mexico*

Saturday, Nov. 9

Nevada at Colorado State*

Fresno State at Wyoming*

Hawai‘i at Navy

San Diego State at San Jose State*

Utah State at UNLV*

Saturday, Nov. 16

Wyoming at Boise State*

Colorado State at New Mexico*

San Diego State at Hawai‘i*

San Jose State at Nevada*

Thursday, Nov. 21

UNLV at Air Force*

Saturday, November 23

Boise State at San Diego State*

Colorado State at Utah State*

Navy at San Jose State

New Mexico at Fresno State*

Hawai‘i at Wyoming*

Friday, Nov. 29

Fresno State at San Jose State*

Saturday, Nov. 30

Air Force at Colorado State*

New Mexico at Boise State*

Army at Hawai‘i

BYU at Nevada

San Diego State at UNLV*

Wyoming at Utah State*

Saturday, Dec. 7

MW Football Championship Game+

%Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Denver, Colo.)

*Mountain West game

+The inaugural Mountain West Football Championship Game will be played at the home stadium of the divisional champion with the highest BCS ranking.

All dates and times are local to site and are subject to change. The broadcast outlets for those games listed as TBD are still being determined.



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