The 2016 Mountain West Championship football game will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2 on Saturday, Dec. 3. Kickoff will take place at 4:30 or 4:45 p.m. PT, the conference announced Wednesday.
The game will be played at the site of the divisional champion with the highest College Football Playoff ranking at the conclusion of regular-season play. Each of the 12 teams in the conference will play eight league games consisting of five intra-divisional games and three cross-divisional contests.
San Diego State beat Air Force 27-24 in last year’s MW title game at Qualcomm Stadium. Boise State beat Fresno State 28-14 to claim the 2014 conference crown. Fresno State beat Utah State 24-17 to win the league’s inaugural championship game in 2013.