This has been the most dispiriting election most of us have ever lived through, and the Mountain West conference is a perennial disappointment. Can’t wait to get the results of both over with!
San Diego State’s tear through the Mountain West Conference over the past two seasons has been well-documented. The winning streak is up to 17. The point differential in five games this season is plus-154.
And Saturday evening, before a homecoming crowd of more than 41,000, the Aztecs might have achieved their most impressive and thorough torching of the MWC dumpster. Facing Hawai’i, a team widely considered the least bad of the absolutely putrid West Division, SDSU won 55-0 and clinched at least a tie for the division title.
Fifty-five to nothing.
What: Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors at San Diego State Aztecs
When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 4 p.m.
TV: CBS Sports Network
Line: Aztecs -21.5
The WAC Pack
Hawai’i/San Diego State is yet another Mountain West match-up featuring two teams who used to go at it in the glory days of the Western Athletic Conference – not a rivalry, but still fairly appropriate for the homecoming game.
Last year at this time, the Aztecs were welcoming two new scholarship players to the squad. This season, five newcomers will join the team on the Mesa for the first time, including three new transfers. You might even see one or two of them tonight! Let’s talk about how each of them will contribute this season – and enjoy their Twitter words of wisdom.
All the elements of a classic trap game were in place. A road game. An opponent that was probably better than its record showed. Elevation (4,534′). A driving rainstorm. A lethargic start and an early deficit.
Admit it, you where worried about this game when Utah State scored on its first drive. Hell I was worried about this game when I woke up this morning.
Yet here we are hours later, basking in the most complete display of San Diego State dominance since … what … last year’s Hawaii Bowl? The Aztecs hammered Utah State 40-13 on Friday night, and they did so despite the hostile crowd of grizzled survivalists in the stands. Despite the elevation (4,534′). Despite the fact that the game was being played in a damn pineapple under the sea.
What: San Diego State Aztecs @ Utah State University Aggies
When: Friday, October 28 at 5:00 p.m.
TV: CBS Sports Network
Line: Aztecs -6
MAVERIK! WILD TIME!
Unfortunately, we don’t have a rivalry with Utah State. No fun names, no eBay trinkets on the line; just plain old pride. Utah State is in a position where they pretty much need to win out to even think of a bowl game in 2016. San Diego State is fighting for a conference title. All kidding aside, this should be a pretty good game of Mountain West football action.