What: Football game Who: San Diego State Aztecs at Fresno State Bulldogs When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Bulldog Stadium TV: CBS Sports Network Line: Fresno State -13
All the remaining marbles. SDSU stays mathematically alive for a conference championship with a win; a loss sends the Aztecs home with no Oil Can and only a bottom-tier bowl bid to look forward to.
What: Football game Who: UNLV Rebels at San Diego State Aztecs When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: SDCCU Stadium TV: ESPN2 Line: SDSU -23
It’s pretty simple: If SDSU wants to win the Mountain West Conference’s West division title, it can’t afford another loss. Not to Fresno State, not to Hawai’i and certainly not to these jabronis.
What: Football game Who: San Diego State Aztecs at Nevada Wolve Pæck When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Mackay Stadium TV: ESPNU Line: SDSU -2.5 and falling
I thought that the two possible outcomes for last week’s San José State game were either a Top 25 ranking or a humiliating defeat. Props to the Aztecs for finding a Third Way, I suppose? With SDSU now at 28 in both polls, a road win of any kind over a decidedly pulse-having Nevada-Reno squad this week should actually do the trick this time. I think?
But what if the unspeakable happens? What if San José State spoils Homecoming by pulling the upset as a nearly four-touchdown dog? Well, it would only be the most embarrassing loss by SDSU football this decade, that’s what!
So it’s either Top 25 glory or abject humiliation — the two true outcomes.
What: Football game Who: Air Force Falcons at San Diego State Aztecs When: 6 p.m. Friday, otherwise known at traffic o’clock Where: SDCCU Stadium TV: CBS Sports Network Line: SDSU -10.5
Right now, Aztecs fans are flashing Blue Steel after a win on the Smurf Turf. We sit in our cubicles and dream of tables being run, UCF being upset and the Aztecs crashing the New Year’s 6 party. A loss to Air Force ruins all that. A win allows us to maintain the delusion for another week. Please let us keep it. It’s a good delusion!
But frankly, these are just the subplots. A historic achievement is on the line, friends.
MILESTONE UPDATE: with a win next week against Eastern Michigan, Rocky Long’s winning percentage at SDSU will move to 69 percent. He is three wins shy of 69 wins. Three straight wins would put his winning percentage at .696969696969696969696969696969696969696969696969696969696969
What: Football game Who: San Diego State Aztecs at Boise State Broncos
When: 12:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Albertsons Stadium TV: ESPNU Line: Boise State -14
SDSU’s conference opener against its most prominent rival. A loss to nearly-ranked Boise doesn’t necessarily doom the Aztecs’ conference title hopes but probably does extinguish any chance they have of getting ranked this year.
Boise State, jewel of Southwestern Idaho, the angry horse with a glass eye. Boise has only shared Mountain West space with SDSU since 2011. Prior to that they finished ranked high as 4th while bullying the WAC and winning two Fiesta Bowls. Then-coach Chris Petersen is now at Washington and the current Broncos are but a shadow of their golden age. Still, the program holds a level of national prestige.
What: Football game Who: Eastern Michigan Eagles at San Diego State Aztecs
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: SDCCU Stadium TV: CBS Sports Network Line: Aztecs -10.5
After Saturday’s upset over Arizona State, SDSU takes its next step on the way to the NEW YEAR’S SIX BABY WOOOOOO. We are definitely not getting ahead of ourselves.
The Aztecs close out their nonconference slate with some #MACtion against an opponent that plays for the widows in paradise, for the fatherless in Ypsilanti. This year, they’re also probably playing for the the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl. Which is not a diss. I’d kill to see SDSU in that stupid game, to be honest.