Mountain West Conference to play football this Fall

Eight-game season begins October 24 with title game December 19

Paul Ihander
September 25, 2020 - 5:12 am

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The Mountain West Conference announced Thursday it will play an eight-game football schedule beginning October 24.  The conference made the official announcement through a social media post.

The MWC will hold a championship game on December 19.   The reinstatement of play reverses the conference's decision on August 10 to push the football season into Spring 2021.   The MWC was the second conference to announce it would postpone play, following a decision by the MAC. 

Through it's website, the MWC promised full details Friday morning.  Even without specifics, the reaction from member institutions suggested they are more than ready for the resumption of play.

Under a new bowl structure, the Mountain West champion in 2020 is set to face the fifth pick from the Pac-12 Conference at SoFi Stadium in the inaugural LA Bowl.   The Pac-12 voted Thursday to hold a seven-game season starting November 6.