2005 Mountain West Conference football season

The 2005 Mountain West Conference football season was the 7th since eight former members of the Western Athletic Conference banded together to form the MW. Texas Christian University was added as the conference's 9th member in 2005, and won the conference championship in their first season since moving over from Conference USA.

2005 Mountain West Conference football season
LeagueNCAA Division I-A
Number of teams9
2006 NFL Draft
Top draft pickRyan Cook (New Mexico)
Picked byMinnesota Vikings, 51st overall
Regular season
Season championsTCU
Top scorerDonTrell Moore (105 points)
Football seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 11 TCU $   8 0         11 1  
BYU   5 3         6 6  
Colorado State   5 3         6 6  
Utah   4 4         7 5  
New Mexico   4 4         6 5  
San Diego State   4 4         5 7  
Air Force   3 5         4 7  
Wyoming   2 6         4 7  
UNLV   1 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Coaching changesEdit

Bowl gamesEdit

Bowl Date Stadium City Result
Poinsettia Bowl December 22, 2005 Qualcomm Stadium San Diego Navy 51, Colorado State 30
Las Vegas Bowl December 22, 2005 Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, Nevada Cal 35, BYU 28
Emerald Bowl December 29, 2005 SBC Park San Francisco Utah 38, Georgia Tech 10
Houston Bowl December 31, 2005 Reliant Stadium Houston TCU 27, Iowa State 24


All Conference TeamEdit

Quarterback John Beck, Jr, BYU
Running back Curtis Brown, Sr, BYU
DonTrell Moore, Sr, New Mexico
Wide receiver Hank Baskett, Sr, New Mexico
Jovon Bouknight, Sr, Wyoming
Tight end Jonny Harline, Jr, BYU
Offensive Line Ryan Cook, Sr, New Mexico
Robert Turner, Jr, New Mexico
Herb Taylor, Jr, TCU
Michael Toudouze, Sr, TCU
Jesse Boone, Sr, Utah
Kicker Dan Beardall, Sr, Utah
Kick Returner Cory Rodgers, Jr, TCU
Defensive Line Tommy Blake, So, TCU
Chase Ortiz, So, TCU
Evroy Thompson, Sr, New Mexico
Steve Fifita, Sr, Utah
Linebacker Mike Mahoric, Sr, New Mexico
Freddie Keiaho, Sr, San Diego State
Spencer Toone, Sr, Utah
Defensive back Gabriel Fulbright, Sr, New Mexico
Marcus Demps, Sr, San Diego State
Eric Weddle, Jr, Utah
Quincy Butler, Sr, TCU
Punter Jimmie Kaylor, So, Colorado State