According to a press release from the Mountain West, 6-0 San Jose State Spartans will “host” the 5-1 Boise State Broncos in the Mountain West Conference Football Championship Game at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kickoff is scheduled for Saturday, December 19th, at 2:15PM MST on FOX.
NEWS: San José State will host the 2020 #MWFB Championship game at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.— Mountain West (@MountainWest) December 13, 2020
Kickoff is set for 1:15 p.m. PT on FOX with @TimBrando and @SpenceTillman on the call.#AtThePeak | #SpartanUp | #BleedBlue pic.twitter.com/6MpgkjDndB
Poor Tim Brando still hasn’t gotten to call his game on the Blue. Next season, my man! We promise!
Meanwhile, we eagerly await Craig “The Hair” Thompson’s press conference explaining how this isn’t actually a neutral site, and why they didn’t follow their own rule provisions. RIGGED!
Interesting wording from the Mountain West regarding tie-breakers & host city for the conference championship game. Regardless of computer rankings & SJSU making Vegas their temporary home, shouldn’t the championship game be played in Boise based on this? Might be worth asking pic.twitter.com/Kf0K7Sr3me— Pete Cavender (@PCavender64) December 13, 2020
In reality, though, this is likely the best-case scenario. Since there’s no sports allowed in San Jose, and the weather is gonna suck in Boise, a more or less neutral site with easy travel and accommodation makes a ton of sense. Now we wait and see if the game makes it to kickoff.
Thoughts? Predictions? Flashbacks to the WAC days of yore? Sound off in the comments.