2012 Mountain West Football Television Schedule: Air Force Gets 7, Colorado State 1 Game

BOISE, ID - OCTOBER 22: Head Coach Troy Calhoun of the Air Force Falcons looks on between plays during the game against the Boise State Broncos at Bronco Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)

The 2012 Mountain West schedule has been released and Air Force has seven national games while Colorado State has only one

The 2012 Mountain West football television schedule has been released, and it is not pretty compared to what has been broadcast in the past. With the Mtn. no longer in existence the days of seeing nearly every game on television is over.

The Mountain West did say that CBS Sports could sell out games to other parties and that party happened to be ESPN, the same network the Mountain West spurned when they created the Mtn. back in 2006.

There are only four additional games the ESPN family of networks chose to pick up and they are games between the Washington St. Cougars at the UNLV Rebels on Friday Sept. 14, the BYU Cougars at Boise St. Broncos on Thursday Sept. 20, Hawaii Warriors at Air Force Falcons on Friday Nov. 16 and then a Dec. 1 tilt where Boise State will travel to face the Nevada Wolfpack.

Currently there are 25 Mountain West games broadcast compared to about 60 which has been the norm in the past with the Mtn. was showing games.

To no surprise Boise State is the big winner with 10 games being shown with the game at New Mexico not being broadcast and the other possible game is against the Southern Miss. Golden Eagles which could either be on Fox Sports or CBS Sports Network since Conference USA also has a deal with that network.

The big losers are the New Mexico Lobos who have zero games on the schedule and then the Colorado St. Rams and Wyoming Cowboys who each have only one game shown. The opponent that both Wyoming and Colorado State will face is Boise State which is why they are on television.

Air Force has seven games on national television at this time which include a 9:30 a.m. MT kickoff on over the air CBS against the Navy Midshipmen.

As for games that have not been slated for a national television audience there is still a possibility that they get shown on some level, but that is still a work in progress:

"This is the first phase of plans for the 2012-13 academic year," said Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson. "We are working with CBS Sports Network and member institutions to map out regional and local plans for the remaining 2012 football inventory. We anticipate announcing additional telecasts from these efforts in the coming weeks."

Here is the complete 2012 television home schedule as of now:

2012 Mountain West Football National Television Schedule
As of May 3, 2012
Date Game Time TV
Thur., Aug. 30 Minnesota at UNLV 8 p.m. PT CBS Sports Network
Fri., Aug. 31 Boise State at Michigan State 8 p.m. ET ESPN
Sat., Sept. 8 South Florida at Nevada 12:30 p.m. PT CBS Sports Network
Sat., Sept. 8 Army at San Diego State 4:30 p.m. PT NBC Sports Network
Fri., Sept. 14 Washington State at UNLV 6 p.m. PT ESPN
Sat., Sept. 15 Miami-Ohio at Boise State 2 p.m. MT NBC Sports Network
Sat., Sept. 15 Colorado at Fresno State 5 p.m. PT CBS Sports Network
Thur., Sept. 20 BYU at Boise State TBA ESPN
Sat., Sept. 22 Nevada at Hawai`i 4:30 p.m. HT /
7:30 p.m. PT
NBC Sports Network
Sat., Oct. 6 Navy at Air Force 9:30 a.m. MT CBS Sports
Sat., Oct. 6 Hawai`i at San Diego State 5 p.m. PT CBS Sports Network
Sat., Oct. 13 Fresno State at Boise State 1:30 p.m. MT NBC Sports Network
Sat., Oct. 20 UNLV at Boise State 1:30 p.m. MT NBC Sports Network
Sat., Oct. 20 San Diego State at Nevada 7:30 p.m. PT CBS Sports Network
Fri., Oct. 26 Nevada at Air Force 6 p.m. MT CBS Sports Network
Sat., Oct. 27 Boise State at Wyoming 1:30 p.m. MT CBS Sports Network
Sat., Nov. 3 Air Force at Army Noon ET CBS Sports Network
Sat., Nov. 3 San Diego State at Boise State 8:30 p.m. MT CBS Sports Network
Sat., Nov. 10 Air Force at San Diego State 12:30 p.m. PT NBC Sports Network
Sat., Nov. 10 Boise State at Hawai`i 2 p.m. HT /
6 p.m. MT
NBC Sports Network
Sat., Nov. 10 Fresno State at Nevada 7:30 p.m. PT NBC Sports Network
Fri., Nov. 16 Hawai`i at Air Force 7:30 p.m. MT ESPN2
Sat., Nov. 17 Colorado State at Boise State 1:30 p.m. MT NBC Sports Network
Sat., Nov. 24 Air Force at Fresno State 12:30 p.m. PT NBC Sports Network
Sat., Dec. 1 Boise State at Nevada TBA ABC or
ESPN or
ESPN2

Stay tuned to SB Nation Denver and Mountain West Connection for more updates. Head to SB Nation College Football for more in-depth coverage of the 2012 NCAA college football season.

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