Broncos Voted To Take Mountain Division
July 25, 2017

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Boise State was picked to win the Mountain West's Mountain Division for the seventh consecutive year, and the Broncos had three players voted to the Preseason All-Mountain West Team, the conference announced Tuesday morning as Media Day got underway in Las Vegas.

The Broncos received 21 of 28 first-place votes to top the six Mountain Division programs with 161 points. Colorado State got six first-place votes and 135 points to come second while Wyoming tallied the remaining first-place vote and came out with 114 points. Air Force (82 points), New Mexico (68) and Utah State (28) rounded out the division poll.

San Diego State was the unanimous pick to top the West Division, followed by Hawai'i (135), UNLV (105), Nevada (79), San Jose State (54) and Fresno State (47).

Redshirt senior center Mason Hampton, a Mountain West Honorable Mention last year, was the lone Bronco voted by the conference's media contingent to the preseason all-conference team offense. On the defensive side, redshirt junior defensive tackle David Moa, a first-team all-conference selection a year ago, was joined by junior cornerback Tyler Horton.

Boise State, which went 10-3 overall and 6-2 in conference play last season, opens its 2017 campaign Saturday, Sept. 2 at 1:45 p.m. against Troy at Albertsons Stadium.

2017 MOUNTAIN WEST PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

MOUNTAIN DIVISION
Rank Team (first-place votes) Points
1. Boise State (21) 161
2. Colorado State (6) 135
3. Wyoming (1) 114
4. Air Force 82
5. New Mexico 68
6. Utah State 28

WEST DIVISION
Rank Team (first-place votes) Points
1. San Diego State (28) 168
2. Hawai‘i 135
3. UNLV 105
4. Nevada 79
5. San José State 54
6. Fresno State 47

2017 MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

Offense
QB Josh Allen** Jr. Wyoming
WR Michael Gallup* Sr. Colorado State
WR Devonte Boyd Sr. UNLV
RB Rashaad Penny* Sr. San Diego State
RB Tyrone Owens Jr. New Mexico
OL Jake Bennett** Sr. Colorado State
OL Austin Corbett** Sr. Nevada
OL Dejon Allen** Sr. Hawai‘i
OL Aaron Jenkins Jr. New Mexico
OL Mason Hampton Sr. Boise State
TE David Wells** Sr. San Diego State

Defense
DL David Moa * Jr. Boise State
DL Malik Reed** Jr. Nevada
DL Garrett Hughes* Sr. New Mexico
DL Mike Hughes, Jr. Sr. UNLV
LB Jahlani Tavai* Jr. Hawai‘i
LB Logan Wilson So. Wyoming
LB Frank Ginda Jr. San José State
DB Andrew Wingard* Jr. Wyoming
DB Andre Chachere* Sr. San José State
DB Tyler Horton Jr. Boise State
DB Trayvon Henderson Sr. Hawai‘i

Specialists
P Michael Carrizosa Sr. San José State
PK John Baron II* Jr. San Diego State
RET Rashaad Penny* Sr. San Diego State

Offensive Player of the Year: Josh Allen, Jr., QB, Wyoming
Defensive Player of the Year: Andrew Wingard, Jr., DB, Wyoming
Special Teams Player of the Year: Rashaad Penny, Sr., KR, San Diego State

* - member of the 2016 All-Mountain West first team
** - member of the 2016 All-Mountain West second team


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