The 2023 college football season is in full swing and Week 12 on CBS Sports Network presents fans with five exciting games, particularly across the Mountain West. Tuesday's highlight saw Eastern Michigan secure a thrilling double-overtime victory over Akron, a crucial win for coach Chris Creighton's team, as the Eagles aim to secure their third consecutive bowl game appearance.
Saturday's action kicks off with Army hosting Coastal Carolina, followed by a top-of-the-table clash between UNLV and Air Force in the Mountain West. Four games will conclude the lineup, including Boise State's visit to Logan, Utah, to face Utah State. The game carries significant weight as Boise State fights for bowl eligibility and transition into a new era after the recent dismissal of coach Andy Avalos. Utah State, under coach Blake Anderson, seeks to become bowl eligible for the 11th time in 13 seasons with their powerful passing attack.
In another critical matchup, San Jose State, led by coach Brett Brennan, will battle in-state rivals San Diego State. San Diego State's coach Brady Hoke announced his retirement following the season, making this his final road game. While the Aztecs will not be making a bowl appearance at 3-7, San Jose State still has aspirations of reaching the conference title game. They must maintain their winning streak and rely on veteran quarterback Chevan Cordero's consistent touchdown passes to achieve that goal.
The matchups promise a thrilling week of college football and will determine the fate of several teams in their pursuit of bowl eligibility and championship contention.