Bill Connelly breaks down the MWC Mountain division and whether there is any real threat to Boise State's dominance.
- San Jose St. at New Mexico relocated to San Jose
- Colorado State-New Mexico canceled due to virus
- MWC releases '20 schedule; no separate divisions
- Mountain West to start in Oct., play 8-game slate
— Bobby Cole ran for 138 yards and three touchdowns, Nathaniel Jones added two more rushing TDs, and New Mexico beat Fresno State 49-39 on Saturday night.
From the Redwood Forests to Hawaii to Las Vegas, the Spartans have hit the road all season long because of COVID-19 restrictions in their home county. Somehow, they're 6-0 and headed to the first Mountain West title game in program history.
The 2020 college football season has been frustrating and exhausting, but let's take a moment to savor the good things, like an impromptu BYU-Coastal classic, the sublime DeVonta Smith, Iowa State's resurgence, Akron's win and more.
— Isaiah Chavez hit Bobby Cole for a 44-yard touchdown with 6:22 to play, Brandon Shook forced two Wyoming turnovers thereon, and New Mexico beat the Cowboys 17-16 on Saturday night to snap the longest active losing streak in the FBS.
The Big Ten had a lot of issues this past week, dealing with everything from canceled games to gripes about clapping on the sideline.
— Andrew Peasley passed for 239 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for 118 yards and another score, and Utah State used four third-quarter touchdowns to beat New Mexico 41-27 on Thursday night in a battle of winless teams.
There have been Saturdays with more drama and bigger games. But this week still gave us surprises in the Big Ten, wild finishes and a fake spike for the win.
San Jose State's football game at New Mexico on Saturday has been relocated to San Jose as a result of public health orders in New Mexico.
The season opener between Colorado State and New Mexico scheduled for Saturday has been canceled, the Mountain West Conference announced Tuesday.
The Mountain West will not feature separate divisions this year, and the two teams with the best conference winning percentage will play in the football title game on Dec. 19.
The Mountain West became the second league Thursday to approve a fall football season, announcing it will play an eight-game slate starting the weekend of Oct. 24.
Former New Mexico coach Bob Davie ignored a player's plea for help in his fight against depression before the player took his own life, according to a lawsuit.
The Mountain West will postpone its fall sports season indefinitely. The conference is looking to the spring as an option for football and other fall sports.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is urging New Mexico and New Mexico State to postpone fall sports, including football, because of the coronavirus.
The Group of 5 has massive variance in jobs. Some are better than lower-tier Power 5 gigs, while others rank below high-level FCS positions.
With nearly every team in the MWC's Mountain Division retooling, Boise State still leads the way ahead of the 2020 season. But will Air Force, Wyoming or even Colorado State give the Broncos a test for the division crown?
This year's coaching cycle saw few high-profile jobs open, while Mike Leach and Lane Kiffin move to the state of Mississippi.
Former New Mexico head coach Rocky Long is rejoining the Lobos as the defensive coordinator for Danny Gonzales, who played for Long at the university.
The case against a New Mexico college football quarterback charged with indecent exposure has been dismissed, a Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court spokeswoman said Tuesday.
New Mexico has hired Arizona State defensive coordinator and former Lobos player Danny Gonzales as its new head coach.
New Mexico will pay former football coach Bob Davie an $825,000 buyout over the next 30 months. School officials said the money for the Davie buyout will come from future game guarantees.