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Mountain West Championship Game: Utah State vs San Diego State Vegas Odds

  • Utah State has posted a 6-1 record in their last seven games
  • San Diego State has posted a 4-1 record in their last five games
  • These two teams haven’t faced each other this season

The Utah State Aggies will face the San Diego State Aztecs with a chance for the Mountain West Championship on the line Saturday afternoon. Looking at the numbers, the offense advantages seem to go toward the Aggies while the defensive advantage goes to the Aztecs. With an over record of 13-2 against the Aggies, the Aztecs look to put their margin of victory even greater this weekend.

Utah State Aggies vs San Diego State Aztecs Schedule

  • Where: Dignity Health Sports Park
  • When: Saturday, December 4, 3:00 PM EST
  • How to Watch: FOX

Utah State vs San Dieog State Vegas Odds

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Utah State Looks to Win First Ever Conference Championship

This is only the second time that the Utah State Aggies are fighting for a Mountain West Championship, the first time they were defeated by the Fresno State Bulldogs, back in 2013. What can Utah State bring to the table in 2021 to potentially flip the script?

The Utah State Aggies offense is averaging 32.2 points per game on 457.9 total yards per game. Those 457.9 total yards break down to 304.8 passing yards and 153.2 rushing yards per game. The Aggies offense is led by their junior quarterback Logan Bonner. Bonner has completed 228 of 378 pass attempts for 3,242 yards while throwing thirty-two touchdown passes with just ten interceptions. The complement the passing attack, the Aggies turn to their junior running back Calvin Tyler Jr. The junior running back has rushed for 723 yards on 153 attempts while finding the endzone five times this season.

NMSU goes against Utah State Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces.

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NMSU goes against Utah State Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces. Nmsu Vs Utah State Fb 011

On the defensive side of the ball, the Aggies give up 26.3 points per game on 397.3 total yards per game. Those 397.3 total yards break down to 233.5 passing yards and 163.8 rushing yards per game. The Aggies don’t put a lot of pressure on opposing quarterbacks, forcing just twenty-four sacks and eleven interceptions this season.

Can San Diego State Stay Perfect?

The San Diego State Aztecs are no strangers to the Mountain West Championship Game. The Aztecs won back-to-back championships in 2015 and 2016. They are looking to complete their season with just loss and prove to the world that they are a powerful program.

The San Diego State Aztecs’ offense averages 27.8 points per game on 332.9 total yards per game. Those 332.9 total yards break down to 154.3 passing yards and 178.7 rushing yards per game. The Aztecs’ offense is led by their senior quarterback Lucas Johnson. Johnson has completed 114 of 187 pass attempts for 1,091 yards while throwing nine touchdowns and four interceptions. To complement the passing attack of Johnson, the Aztecs turn to their senior running back Greg Bell. Bell has rushed for 949 yards on 209 attempts while finding the endzone eight times this season.

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On the defensive side of the ball, the Aztecs are giving up just 17.3 points per game on 314.3 total yards per game. Those 314.3 total yards break down to 235.7 passing yards and 78.7 rushing yards per game. The Aztecs defense knows how to put pressure on opposing quarterbacks, forcing thirty-six sacks and fifteen interceptions this season.

Mountain West Championship Predictions

The Utah State Aggies are looking for their first Mountain West Championship while the Aztecs are looking to win their first championship in five years. As good as the Aggies offense is, I think the difference in this matchup is going to be the defense, as the old adage goes, “defense wins championships,” and I believe that’s going to be the difference-maker in this game.

San Diego State 24 – Utah State 16

Expert Picks:

  • San Diego State wins
  • San Diego State (-5.5)
  • Under (50)
I’m Brian Handzel. I’m a huge baseball fan. On any given night you can catch me watching a game, whether it is MLB, MiLB, College, or local summer leagues. As my wife says, I’m obsessed with the game. I’m even a credentialed media member for the Syracuse Mets, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets. When I’m not watching baseball I’m spending time with my wife and two children, and secretly trying to get them to enjoy the game as well.

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