The arrival of Week 14 of the college football season means conference championship week is officially here. One of the best title games will be the Mountain West Championship featuring the Fresno State Bulldogs and Boise State Broncos.
Here's everything you need to know about the Mountain West Championship, which will be played on Saturday.
Where is Mountain West Championship 2022?
The 2022 Mountain West Championship will be played at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID. Albertsons Stadium holds a capacity of 36,387 seats and was built in 1969. The Broncos are 5-1 at home this year while Fresno State holds a 3-3 record on the road.
When is Fresno State v Boise State Mountain West Championship?
The 2022 Mountain West Championship is officially scheduled for Week 14 of the college football season. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 3 with a kickoff time scheduled for 4 p.m. ET. The game airs live on FOX.
Mountain West Championship Fresno State v Boise State Prediction and Odds 2022
Our official Mountain West Championship prediction was taken from The Duel's Fresno State v Boise State betting preview.
Fresno State has won 7-straight games. The Bulldogs last loss was Oct. 8 at Boise State, 40-20. But Fresno State played that game without their two captains, senior QB Jake Haener and safety Evan Williams.
The Bulldogs and Broncos lead the Mountain West in scoring at 30 points per game with Fresno State averaging 407 yards per game and Boise State a more balanced 387 yards per game. Fresno State QB Jake Haener averages a league-high 304 passing yards per game with 73% completions and a 17:3 TD-INT ratio playing in 8 games. Haener has passed for more than 315 yards in six games this season including against Pac-12 Oregon State's top defense.
Haener is wearing protective padding on his ankle from his high-ankle sprain. Monitor the status of sack leader DE David Perales, who left last week's 30-0 win over Wyoming with a similar injury.
Boise State has rushed for at least 200 yards in three straight games, and 316 against Fresno State. But the rematch is much tougher with Fresno State QB Haener in the lineup. Boise State's defense has been stellar holding Mountain West opponents to 94 yards per game below their season average. Fresno State's defense has allowed just 334 YPG and 14 points per game in their last four contests.
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: FRES: (+134) | BOIS: (-162)
Spread: FRES: +3.5 (-118) | BOIS: -3.5 (-104)
Total: 54.5 — Over: (-108) | Under: (-112)
Final Score Prediction: Fresno State: 27 | Boise State: 24
Mountain West Championship History
The first Mountain West Championship was played in 2013. The 2022 version will mark Fresno State's fifth appearance and Boise State makes its sixth. Freno State has captured two wins in the title game while Boise State owns three. This is the fourth time in Mountain West history the championship game has been played between Fresno State and Boise State. Boise State is 2-1 in those previous title clashes.
Fresno State and Boise State have met a total of 24 times in their respective histories. Boise State holds a considerable series edge, 17 wins to Fresno State's 7. The Broncos defeated Fresno State, 40-20, in early October.
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