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1997 Western Athletic Conference Schedule and Results

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Record*: 90-97, .481 W-L% (6th of 11) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 92-95 by NCAA.

SRS: -4.03 (7th of 11) ▪ SOS: -2.89 (7th of 11)

Division Champions: Colorado State (Mountain) and New Mexico (Pacific)
Conference Champion: Colorado State (Won Championship Game 41-13)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Brigham Young)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Colorado State)

65 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 6, 1997 Sat Air Force 41 @ Rice 12
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2 Sep 13, 1997 Sat Air Force 25 Nevada-Las Vegas 24
3 Sep 13, 1997 Sat New Mexico 38 @ Texas-El Paso 20
4 Sep 13, 1997 Sat Utah 32 @ Texas Christian 18
5 Sep 13, 1997 Sat Wyoming 35 @ Hawaii 6
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
6 Sep 20, 1997 Sat Air Force 24 @ (23) Colorado State 0
7 Sep 20, 1997 Sat Nevada-Las Vegas 25 Hawaii 15
8 Sep 20, 1997 Sat Utah 56 Texas-El Paso 3
9 Sep 20, 1997 Sat Wyoming 30 San Jose State 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
10 Sep 27, 1997 Sat Air Force 24 San Diego State 18
11 Sep 27, 1997 Sat (23) Brigham Young 19 @ Southern Methodist 16
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
12 Oct 2, 1997 Thu Fresno State 27 Utah 13
13 Oct 4, 1997 Sat Colorado State 63 Hawaii 0
14 Oct 4, 1997 Sat New Mexico 22 Southern Methodist 15
15 Oct 4, 1997 Sat Rice 42 @ Tulsa 24
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
16 Oct 11, 1997 Sat Colorado State 55 @ San Jose State 20
17 Oct 11, 1997 Sat Hawaii 28 Fresno State 16
18 Oct 11, 1997 Sat Nevada-Las Vegas 21 Texas Christian 19
19 Oct 11, 1997 Sat New Mexico 36 @ San Diego State 21
20 Oct 11, 1997 Sat Rice 27 (21) Brigham Young 14
21 Oct 11, 1997 Sat Southern Methodist 20 @ Utah 19
22 Oct 11, 1997 Sat Texas-El Paso 33 @ Tulsa 18
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
23 Oct 18, 1997 Sat Brigham Young 17 Hawaii 3
24 Oct 18, 1997 Sat Colorado State 14 @ Wyoming 7
25 Oct 18, 1997 Sat Fresno State 20 @ (18) Air Force 17
26 Oct 18, 1997 Sat Rice 35 @ New Mexico 23
27 Oct 18, 1997 Sat San Diego State 20 Nevada-Las Vegas 17
28 Oct 18, 1997 Sat San Jose State 10 @ Texas-El Paso 7
29 Oct 18, 1997 Sat Tulsa 33 @ Texas Christian 22
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
30 Oct 25, 1997 Sat Brigham Young 31 Texas Christian 10
31 Oct 25, 1997 Sat Fresno State 46 Nevada-Las Vegas 28
32 Oct 25, 1997 Sat San Diego State 10 @ Hawaii 3
33 Oct 25, 1997 Sat San Jose State 25 Air Force 22
34 Oct 25, 1997 Sat Southern Methodist 22 Wyoming 17
35 Oct 25, 1997 Sat Utah 15 New Mexico 10
36 Oct 26, 1997 Sun Colorado State 44 Tulsa 8
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
37 Nov 1, 1997 Sat Air Force 34 @ Hawaii 27
38 Nov 1, 1997 Sat Colorado State 45 @ Nevada-Las Vegas 19
39 Nov 1, 1997 Sat Fresno State 53 @ San Jose State 12
40 Nov 1, 1997 Sat New Mexico 40 @ Texas Christian 10
41 Nov 1, 1997 Sat Southern Methodist 24 Rice 6
42 Nov 1, 1997 Sat Texas-El Paso 14 Brigham Young 3
43 Nov 1, 1997 Sat Tulsa 21 Utah 13
44 Nov 1, 1997 Sat Wyoming 41 San Diego State 17
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
45 Nov 8, 1997 Sat Brigham Young 49 Tulsa 39
46 Nov 8, 1997 Sat Colorado State 41 Fresno State 3
47 Nov 8, 1997 Sat Rice 38 Texas Christian 19
48 Nov 8, 1997 Sat San Diego State 48 San Jose State 21
49 Nov 8, 1997 Sat Southern Methodist 28 Texas-El Paso 14
50 Nov 8, 1997 Sat Wyoming 35 Nevada-Las Vegas 23
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
51 Nov 15, 1997 Sat Air Force 14 Wyoming 3
52 Nov 15, 1997 Sat New Mexico 38 Brigham Young 28
53 Nov 15, 1997 Sat San Diego State 20 @ Fresno State 19
54 Nov 15, 1997 Sat San Jose State 38 Hawaii 14
55 Nov 15, 1997 Sat Southern Methodist 42 @ Tulsa 41
56 Nov 15, 1997 Sat Texas-El Paso 24 Texas Christian 17
57 Nov 15, 1997 Sat Utah 31 Rice 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
58 Nov 20, 1997 Thu Texas Christian 21 Southern Methodist 18
59 Nov 22, 1997 Sat (25) Colorado State 38 @ San Diego State 17
60 Nov 22, 1997 Sat Fresno State 24 Wyoming 7
61 Nov 22, 1997 Sat New Mexico 51 Tulsa 13
62 Nov 22, 1997 Sat Rice 31 Texas-El Paso 13
63 Nov 22, 1997 Sat San Jose State 55 @ Nevada-Las Vegas 48
64 Nov 22, 1997 Sat Utah 20 @ Brigham Young 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
65 Dec 6, 1997 Sat (20) Colorado State 41 New Mexico 13 WAC Championship (Las Vegas, NV)