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1999 Mountain West Conference football season

The 1999 Mountain West Conference football season was the first since eight former members of the Western Athletic Conference banded together to form the MW. Colorado State University, Brigham Young University and the University of Utah tied for the inaugural MW Championship.

1999 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Utah +   5 2         9 3  
BYU +   5 2         8 4  
Colorado State +   5 2         8 4  
Wyoming   4 3         7 4  
San Diego State   3 4         5 6  
New Mexico   3 4         4 7  
Air Force   2 5         6 5  
UNLV   1 6         3 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Bowl gamesEdit

Bowl Date Stadium City Result
Las Vegas Bowl December 18, 1999 Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, Nevada Utah 17, Fresno State 16
Motor City Bowl December 27, 1999 Pontiac Silverdome Pontiac, Michigan Marshall 21, BYU 3
Liberty Bowl December 31, 1999 Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Memphis, Tennessee Southern Miss 23, Colorado State 17


  • Co-Coaches of the Year: Sonny Lubick, Colorado State
  • Offensive Player of the Year: RB Kevin McDougal, Sr, Colorado State
  • Defensive Player of the Year: S Brian Urlacher, Sr, New Mexico
  • Freshman of the Year: RB Luke Staley, BYU

All Conference TeamEdit

Quarterback Kevin Feterik, Sr, BYU
Running back Mike Anderson, Sr, Utah
Kevin McDougal, Sr, Colorado State
Wide receiver Margin Hooks, Jr, BYU
W. Montgomery, Sr, Wyoming
Tight end Gray McNeill, Jr, San Diego State
Offensive Line Mike Malano, Sr, San Diego State
Luis Park, Sr, Utah
Blane Saipaia, Sr, Colorado State
Matt Johnson, Sr, BYU
James Norman, Sr, Air Force
Kicker Jackson Whiting, Sr, Air Force
Kick Returner Steve Smith, Jr, Utah
Defensive Line Byron Frisch, Sr, BYU
John Frank, Sr, Utah
Clark Haggans, Sr, Colorado State
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Sr, San Diego State
Linebacker Rob Morris, Sr, BYU
Ula Tuitele, Sr, Colorado State
Kautaui Olevao, Jr, Utah
Defensive back Brian Urlacher, Sr, New Mexico
Rico Curtis, Sr, San Diego State
Brian Gray, Sr, BYU
Erik Olson, Sr, Colorado State
Punter Deone Horinek, Sr, Colorado State