Week 12 Mountain West Fearless Predictions

CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Nov 16, 2012


The picks, predictions and game previews for all the Week 12 Mountain West games

Hawaii (1-8) at Air Force (5-5) Nov. 16, 9:30, ESPN2

What Will Happen: Finally, Air Force should be able to get over the hump and into bowl eligibility after losing the last two games on the road. With a date at Fresno State to close, it might be now or never to get the sixth win, and that shouldn’t be a problem with the nation’s No. 2 running game doing whatever it wants against a miserable Hawaii defense that has allowed 42 points or more against every FBS team on the slate but New Mexico. The defense has been bad, the offense occasionally worse, but the Warriors can get into the backfield. It won’t matter as the Falcons roll.

CFN Prediction: Air Force 49 … Hawaii 17
ATS Consultants Line (Click for more lines and picks) Hawaii -23 O/U: 62.5
Must Watch Rating (5 – Killing Them Softly, 1 – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2): 1.5

Colorado State (3-7) at Boise State (6-2) Nov. 17, 3:30, NBC Sports Network

What Will Happen: Boise State is still fighting for the Mountain West title, needing to win over against Colorado State and Nevada to earn at least a share. The defense has been excellent ranking first in the conference in yards and points allowed while doing a great job of keeping the mistakes to a minimum. Colorado State is a bit too error-prone and doesn’t have the offense to keep up the pace, even with a hot streak over the last three weeks over the Mountain West’s weak and sad teams.

CFN Prediction: Boise State 40 … Colorado State 14
ATS Consultants Line (Click for more lines and picks) Boise State -28 O/U: 49
Must Watch Rating (5 – Killing Them Softly, 1 – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2): 1.5

Nevada (6-4) at New Mexico (4-7) Nov. 17, 3:30

What Will Happen: Don’t get comfortable; the game might be over before you blink. The clock might not stop with these two offenses. Two of the best running games in the nation will roll with the two teams averaging over 550 yards per game. However, Nevada has a little bit of passing game and will come up with a little bit of balance. The Lobos have a stronger run defense than a Wolf Pack team that allowed 100 points over the last two games and has lost three straight, but the streak ends here with the nation’s leading rusher, Stefphon Jefferson, rolling for 150 yards.

CFN Prediction: Nevada 38 … New Mexico 23
ATS Consultants Line (Click for more lines and picks) Nevada -10 O/U: 65
Must Watch Rating (5 – Killing Them Softly, 1 – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2): 2

Wyoming (3-7) at UNLV (2-9) Nov. 17, 4:00

What Will Happen: Both teams are long out of the Mountain West title hunt, but the winner has an outside of finishing in the top half of the league standings, for what that’s worth. Wyoming has turned things around winning two straight including a nice victory over New Mexico, and while it might be a stretch to close strong with San Diego State next week, the team is doing a good job in a disappointing season. However, it’s UNLV’s last home game of the season, and even though the wins appear to be total aberrations, the offense will be strong enough and effective enough to pull out a second win in three weeks before going off to Hawaii.

CFN Prediction: UNLV 31 … Wyoming 30
ATS Consultants Line (Click for more lines and picks) PICK O/U: 45
Must Watch Rating (5 – Killing Them Softly, 1 – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2): 2