Boise State's Kellen Moore goes for his 42nd career win, while the Rio Grande Rivalry continues with George Barlow replacing Mike Locksley as head coach at New Mexico.
The Mountain West schedule begins the day with the first leg of the Commander-in-Chief's trophy when the Air Force Falcons visit the Navy Midshipmen. The Falcons won the trophy last year for the first time since 2002 by defeating both Army and Navy. For extended coverage, visit our Commander-in-Chief's trophy game stream. CBS will televise the game at 10:00 a.m. MT.
Once that games ends, flip over to the Mtn. to catch the Colorado St. Rams take on the San Jose St. Spartans. That game starts at 2:00 p.m. MT and should be a victory for the Rams (but don't hold me to that).
Here's the rest of the schedule:
Nevada Wolf Pack (1-2) vs. No. 4 Boise St. Broncos (3-0), Versus, 12:30 p.m. MT: This will become a regular Mountain West matchup once the Wolf Pack move to the MWC in 2012. For now, Kellen Moore is looking to become the all-time wins leader in NCAA history. He picked up No. 41 last week against Tulsa. Nevada lost in a blowout to Oregon, picked up an easy win over San Jose State and then lost a close one to Texas Tech, 35-34.
SMU Mustangs (3-1) vs. No. 20 TCU Horned Frogs (3-1), 1:30 p.m. MT: After an opening game loss to Texas A&M, SMU has reeled off three straight wins. However, UTEP, Northwestern State and Memphis are light competition. Still, TCU has gotten off to a few slow starts this season. Still, count on Casey Pachall and his running backs to win the day.
New Mexico St. Aggies (1-3) vs. New Mexico Lobos (0-4), the Mtn., 6:00 p.m. MT: This clearly is not a prime TV matchup, but it's New Mexico's first game under a new regime. Mike Locksley was fired last Sunday and defensive coordinator George Barlow took over as interim head coach. The Rio Grande Rivalry, however, plays on.
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