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Football schedule is out; Broncos open with Aggies and swap Lobos for Cougars

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NCAA Football: Mountain West Championship-Hawaii at Boise State Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Ever since the Mountain West decided to follow the Big Ten’s lead and give fall football a try, it’s been a mad scramble to start practices, install a reasonable Covid testing structure, and actually put an 8 game conference schedule together for each team. Well, with 23 days left until kickoff, the Broncos finally know the lay of the land.

They’ll start the season at home against Utah State on October 24th and then a week later things get real interesting as they’ll travel to Air Force for the annual “watch your knees” game and then turn right around for a home game against visiting BYU (who replaces UNM). Last year, the Cougars stunned the Broncos in Provo and look like they might be an even better squad this year, so we’re all hoping this little scheduling tweak doesn’t end up screwing the Broncos as the conference title game will just rely on win/loss record and everyone else save Air Force is playing only conference games. The rest of the “lite” schedule plays out thusly:

Colorado State Nov. 14

at Hawaii Nov. 21

San José State Nov. 28

at UNLV Dec. 5

at Wyoming Dec. 12

Mountain West Championship Game (cross those fingers) Dec. 19

Your Turn

What do you think of the Broncos’ schedule? Do you think they’ll allow more than 49 fans in for home games? Is the BYU swap this year worth it?