San Diego State at Colorado State
8 p.m. ET, TV: ESPN2 | Get Tickets
Line: Colorado State +7.5 | Staff Picks
Final Score: San Diego State 24, Colorado State 10
The San Diego State offense had a lot to prove after gifting Utah State their first conference win. Ryan Agnew went 16 of 20 for 174 yards and 3 touchdowns in the victory.
While the offense had to make a statement in Fort Collins, the Aztec defense is outperforming their expectations. The defense didn’t allow a touchdown until the 4th quarter and went +4 in turnovers. Luq Barcoo performed the rare hat trick of 3 interceptions in one game, and give him extra credit for picking off both Colorado State’s quarterbacks. This defense is playing out of their mind.
Boise State at UNLV
10:30 p.m. ET, TV: CBS Sports Network | Get Tickets
Line: UNLV +23 | Staff Picks
Final Score: Boise State 38, UNLV 13
Boise State walks out of Sam Boyd Stadium for the final time in the regular season with a victory. As impressive as the 38-13 score was, there are still some concerns for the Broncos coming off the bye week. The defense picked up where it left off by making any yards very difficult to come by. The offense showed improvement by mostly keeping Hank Bachmeier clean throughout the game but struggled running the ball in short-yardage situations. The most concerning aspect of the win was the penalties. The Broncos were flagged 10 times, giving up 130 yards, and set up helped set up UNLV’s first touchdown. Sloppy play like that will won’t hurt too bad against UNLV but could prove fatal to NY6 dreams against Hawaii, BYU, or Wyoming.
John Hightower came off the bye week hot getting a touchdown and gaining 176 yards on 7 touches. As impressive as that is, congratulations go out to STUD Curtis Weaver, who’s 3 sacks tonight gave him 29.5 career sacks, which breaks the record for the all-time Mountain West career record.