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Mountain West Schedule 2011: San Diego State Visits Former Coach Brady Hoke At Michigan

The Mountain West Conference schedule starts off with a bang between San Diego State and Michigan--the former Brady Hoke's last team, the latter his current one.

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The 3-0 San Diego St. Aztecs are on the verge of cracking the Top 25 and a victory over the No. 22 Michigan Wolverines could wind up switching both teams in the poll. What makes this matchup even more intriguing is that Brady Hoke is on the Michigan sideline as the head coach, whereas he was just San Diego State's head coach last season.

Hoke's guided Michigan to a 3-0 start with quarterback Denard Robinson playing a huge part in that run. Robinson was particularly vital in defeating Notre Dame, 35-31, with four touchdown passes, including the game-winner with two seconds left on the clock.

Hoke also built the current Aztecs team, which is led by Rocky Long. Quarterback Ryan Lindley has thrown for seven touchdown passes while running back Ronnie Hillman has 497 yards on the ground and eight touchdowns. Hillman had four in last week's victory over the Washington St. Cougars.

This game begins at 10:00 a.m. and can be seen on the Big Ten Network. What else is happening in the Mountain West this weekend?

Portland St. Vikings (2-0) vs. No. 20 TCU Horned Frogs (2-1), 12:00 p.m. MT - TCU quarterback Casey Pachall shouldn't have any issues with the Vikings.

Tennessee St. Tigers (1-2) vs. Air Force Falcons (1-1), 1:00 p.m. MT, the Mtn. - Follow out StoryStream here.

Sam Houston St. (2-0) vs. New Mexico Lobos (0-3), 4:00 p.m. MT - Surely the Lobos can pick up a win against an FCS team, right?

No. 9 Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-0) vs. Wyoming Cowboys (3-0), 5:30 p.m. MT - Undefeated was a nice feeling for the Cowboys--for a little while, that is.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-2) vs. Boise St. Broncos (2-0), 6:00 p.m. MT - The Broncos continue their march toward a spot in the BCS.

Colorado St. Rams (2-1) vs. Utah State Aggies (1-1), 6:00 p.m. MT, ESPN GamePlan/ESPN3 - Check out our StoryStream on this game. 

Southern Utah Thunderbirds (2-1) vs. UNLV Rebels (1-2), 7:00 p.m. MT - They should be able to follow up the Hawaii victory with a second in a row.

For more on the Mountain West, visit the Mountain West Connection.