2016 Mountain West Football Schedule Announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2016 Mountain West football schedule was announced today. Conference play begins on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Featured 2016 non-conference match-ups for the MWC include Navy at Air Force, BYU at Boise State, Colorado State vs. Colorado, Fresno State at Nebraska, Hawaii at Michigan, Nevada at Notre Dame, New Mexico at Rutgers, California at San Diego State, Utah at San Jose State, UNLV at UCLA, Arkansas State at Utah State, and Wyoming at Nebraska.

The 2016 Mountain West Championship Game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 3. It will be a match-up of the Mountain and West Division winners and will be hosted by the highest ranked team.

From the MWC release:

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). The selections will be announced later this spring.

2016 MWC FOOTBALL SCHEDULES

Mountain Division

West Division

2016 MWC FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (Composite)

Saturday, August 27
Hawai‘i vs. California (at Sydney, Australia)

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

Friday, September 2
Colorado State vs. Colorado (at Denver, CO)

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 (at Dallas, TX)
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

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.

  1. Tony
    March 2, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    I am sure Nevada is loving that back to back road trip from Purdue to Hawaii.

    • Brett
      March 2, 2016 at 5:46 pm

      Not as much as Hawaii travelling from Sydney, Australia to Ann Arbor, Michigan in the span of a week.

  2. Dave
    March 2, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    In 2015 the MWC went 3-20 against Power 5 teams. Boise won 2 of those beating a Washington team that would be a struggle now and Virginia who is a weak member of the ACC. The MWC will be lucky To repeat that performance this year. Without Boise State they are a weak league.

  3. MrVandy
    March 2, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Why don’t these conferences get that last week’s should be rivalry-like games.
    UNR-UNLV and Fresno St.-San Jose St. are good match-ups.

    The rest should have been:
    San Diego St.-Hawaii
    Boise St.-Utah St.
    Colorado St.-Wyoming
    Air Force-New Mexico

    They should’ve at least tried to avoid the interdivision matchup on the last weekend.

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