2019 Mountain West Conference Football Championship Game
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2019 Mountain West Conference Football Championship Game
2019 Mountain West Conference Football Championship Game
Conference Championship
2019 Mountain West Conference Football Championship Game logo.png
1234 Total
Hawaii 3007 10
Boise State 314140 31
DateDecember 7, 2019
Season2019
StadiumAlbertsons Stadium
LocationBoise, ID
MVPJaylon Henderson (offense) and Sonatane Lui (defense), Boise State
FavoriteBoise State by 14.5[1]
RefereeCooper Castleberry
Attendance23,561
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersRoy Philpott (play-by-play), Kelly Stouffer (analyst), and Lauren Sisler (sideline)
2019 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Mountain Division
No. 23 Boise State xy$   8 0         12 2  
No. 22 Air Force   7 1         11 2  
Utah State   6 2         7 6  
Wyoming   4 4         8 5  
Colorado State   3 5         4 8  
New Mexico   0 8         2 10  
West Division
Hawaii xy   5 3         10 5  
San Diego State x   5 3         10 3  
Nevada   4 4         7 6  
San Jose State   2 6         5 7  
UNLV   2 6         4 8  
Fresno State   2 6         4 8  
Championship: Boise State 31, Hawaii 10
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019 Mountain West Conference Championship Game was a college football game played on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho, to determine the 2019 champion of the Mountain West Conference (MW).[2] The game featured the Mountain division champions Boise State and the West division champions Hawaii, and was the conference's seventh championship game.

Previous season

The 2018 Mountain West Conference Football Championship Game featured Mountain Division champion Boise State against West Division champion Fresno State in the conference's sixth championship game. The Bulldogs upset the Broncos in overtime.[3]

Teams

The 2019 MW Conference Championship Game was contested by the Boise State Broncos, Mountain Division champions, and the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, West Division champions. The teams have met 16 times previously, with Boise State holding a 13-3 edge in the series. The teams' last meeting came earlier this 2019 season; Boise State won, 59-37. Hawaii's last victory in the series came in 2007, when they defeated BSU 39-27.[4] This will be the teams' first meeting in the MW Championship.

Boise State

Boise State clinched its spot in the Championship Game after its November 23 win over Utah State.[5] This is Boise State's third consecutive and fourth overall appearance in the Championship Game. Boise State continues to represent the Mountain division for three consecutive MW Championship Games since the first game in 2013 and the first school to host the game for three years in a row.[6] The Broncos compiled a 2-1 record in the game, winning in 2014 and in 2017.

Hawaii

Hawaii earned its spot after clinching the West Division title on November 23 with a win over San Diego State.[7] This will be Hawaii's first appearance in the title game.[8]

Game summary

Statistics

Statistics HAW BSU
First downs 16 20
Total yards 62-320 68-364
Rushes-yards 26-79 37-144
Passing yards 241 220
Passing: Comp-Att-Int 20-36-1 21-31-1
Time of possession 27:53 32:07
Team Category Player Statistics
Hawaii Passing Cole McDonald 20/36, 241 yards, 1 INT
Rushing Miles Reed 12 carries, 87 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Jason-Matthew Sharsh 7 receptions, 74 yards
Boise State Passing Jaylon Henderson 20/29, 212 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing George Holani 16 carries, 67 yards
Receiving Khalil Shakir 7 receptions, 89 yards, 1 TD

See also

References

  1. ^ "Hawai'i vs. Boise State - Game Summary - December 7, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "2019 Mountain West Football Championship Game to Air on ESPN". themw.com. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ Kuwada, Robert. "Bulldogs make plays they often missed against Boise State, win Mountain West title". The Fresno Bee. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Winsipedia - Boise State Broncos vs. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football series history". Winsipedia. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Counts, Ron (November 24, 2019). "Boise State clinches Mountain Division title behind another career night by Holani". Idaho Statesman.
  6. ^ Tust, Jay. "Boise State will host the Mountain West Championship game for the third straight year". KTVB. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Arnett, Paul (November 23, 2019). "Hawaii beats San Diego State to reach Mountain West title game". Star Advertiser.
  8. ^ Kenney, Kirk (November 23, 2019). "Aztecs see Mountain West championship game hopes end on missed FG at Hawaii". San Diego Union Tribune.

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