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Mountain West Championship Game History

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The Mountain West Conference Championship pits the top teams from the Mountain and West divisions up against one another in the title game.

Prior to the conference expanding to 12 schools in 2013, the champion was determined by regular season record. The venue for this matchup is determined by the division winner with the highest College Football Playoff ranking.

Boise State has hosted the most MWC title games with four. San Jose State was set to host in 2020, but due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Bay Area, the game will be played in Las Vegas.

  • Air Force Falcons
  • Boise State Broncos
  • Colorado State Rams
  • Fresno State Bulldogs
  • Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors
  • Nevada Wolf Pack
  • New Mexico Lobos
  • San Diego State Aztecs
  • San Jose State Spartans
  • UNLV Rebels
  • Utah State Aggies
  • Wyoming Cowboys
Mountain West Championship History
Year Matchup Line Score ATS Result
2020 Boise State-San Jose State Boise State -6.5 (59.5) San Jose State 34-20 Underdog-Under
2019 Hawaii-Boise State Boise State -14 (65) Boise State 31-10 Favorite-Under
2018 Fresno State-Boise State Boise State -1.5 (51) Fresno State 19-16 (OT) Underdog-Under
2017 Fresno State-Boise State Boise State -9.5 (51) Boise State 17-14 Underdog-Under
2016 Wyoming-San Diego State San Diego State -7 (58) San Diego State 27-24 Underdog-Under
2015 San Diego State-Air Force San Diego State -4 (46.5) San Diego State 27-24 Underdog-Over
2014 Boise State-Fresno State Boise State -24 (70) Boise State 28-14 Underdog-Under
2013 Fresno State-Utah State Fresno State -2.5 (61.5) Fresno State 24-17 Favorite-Under

Mountain West Betting History Results & Notes

Betting Results - Favorites vs. Underdogs - Total (Over-Under)
Wager Straight Up (SU) Against the Spread (ATS) Total (Over-Under)
Results 6-2 2-6 1-7

History - Betting Notes

  • Boise State has made the most appearances (5), while going 'under' each time
  • Four of the last six MWC title games have been decided by three points or less
  • Underdogs making their first appearance in the MWC championship are 1-4 SU
  • The ‘under’ has gone 7-1 in the first eight MWC title games

Mountain West Championship Historical Notes

Bettors watched the first inaugural MWC Championship in 2013 as Fresno State defeated Utah State 24-17 at Bulldog Stadium from Fresno, California. In 2014, the Boise State defeated Fresno State, 28-14 from Albertson Stadium in Boise, Idaho.

In 2016, San Diego State racked up its second consecutive Mountain West Conference title with a 27-24 win at Wyoming, avenging a one-point loss just two weeks ago on the same field in Laramie. It was the Aztecs' first back-to-back conference championships in 42 years.

In 2017, Boise State picked up its second win in the Mountain West championship game by edging Fresno State, 17-14 as an underdog cashed for the fourth straight season in this contest.

However, Fresno State turned the tables in snowy Boise in 2018, earning a 19-16 win in overtime against the Broncos. The Bulldogs entered the game with 10 consecutive losses on the 'Smurf Turf', last winning in Boise back on Sept. 8, 1984 when the Broncos had a green field.

Boise State played in its third consecutive MWC championship as the Broncos cruised past Hawai'i, 31-10 marking the first cover by a favorite since 2013.

San Jose State finished off a perfect season in MWC play by taking care of Boise State, 34-20 in the 2020 conference title game. The Spartans won in their first ever MWC championship appearance, while becoming the only the second underdog to win this game outright.

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