While it is very disappointing that the Mountain West opted out of playing football this fall, nothing can really be done at this point. This week may certainly hit harder for fans of Utah State and fans of other teams not playing this fall because this is a big weekend. It is FINALLY opening weekend. This is one of the most exciting weeks in college football because there is typically a very long wait during the off-season. An opening weekend that was slated to have games with huge impacts such as Washington vs Michigan, Alabama vs USC and North Carolina and Auburn are not happening.