2005 Mountain West Conference football season

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The 2005 Mountain West Conference football season was the 7th since eight former members of the Western Athletic Conference banded together to form the MWC. 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.

Coaching changes[edit]

Final standings[edit]

2005 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#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

Bowl games[edit]

Bowl Date Stadium City Result
Poinsettia Bowl December 22, 2005 Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, California 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, California Utah 38, Georgia Tech 10
Houston Bowl December 31, 2005 Reliant Stadium Houston, Texas TCU 27, Iowa State 24

Awards[edit]

  • Coach of the Year: Gary Patterson, TCU
  • Offensive Player of the Year: RB DonTrell Moore, Sr, New Mexico
  • Defensive Player of the Year: DB Eric Weddle, Jr, Utah
  • Freshman of the Year: RB Aaron Brown, TCU

All Conference Team[edit]

Offense
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
Defense
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