San Diego State Aztecs (5-0) at UNLV Rebels (2-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:45 pm (Sam Boyd Stadium)
The Line: UNLV Rebels +9 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
We have some Mountain West conference action on the gridiron as the #19 San Diego State Aztecs take on the UNLV Rebels in week 6 college football action.
The #19 San Diego State Aztecs will look to remain unbeaten after a 34-28 victory over Northern Illinois improved their record to 5-0 this season. Christian Chapman went 10 for 19 passing, throwing for 136 yards and 2 touchdowns. Rashaad Penny led theAztecs with 107 rushing yards on 25 carries, while also notching a pair of receptions for 32 yards and a receiving score. Kahale Warring led the team with 3 catches for 39 yards and a touchdown of his own in the win. Defense and special teams played a huge part in the win, as SDSU opened the game with a 96-yard kick return TD from Juwan Washington, followed by an 83-yard pick-six from Tariq Washington, one of his two INTs as part of SDSU’s 3 picks in the win. The Aztecs also combined for four sacks, 3 from Jay Henderson and one from Chibu Onyeukwu in the win.
The UNLV Rebels will look to build on a 41-13 win over San Jose State in their Mountain West conference opener to improve their record to 2-2 this season, including a 1-0 mark in MWC play. Armani Rogers led the team under center, throwing for 203 yard and 2 touchdowns on 11 of 16 passing, while also contributing 17 carries for 71 yards and 2 touchdowns. Lexington Thomas led the Rebels’ ground attack with 18 carries for 146 yards and 2 touchdowns of his own while Xzaviar Campbell chipped in 10 carries for 73 yards. Devonte Boyd led UNLV’s receiving corps with 5 catches for 105 yards, while Brandon Presley and Trevor Kanteman added a TD grab each in the win. Defensively, the Rebels chipped in a pair of interceptions as the lone highlights in an otherwise disappointing effort from UNLV’s defensive unit, allowing 462 yards of total offense in the winning effort.
San Diego State is 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 conference games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games while the under is 11-4 in their last 15 games in October. UNLV is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games following a win. San Diego State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 trips to UNLV.
UNLV had a nice win to kick off Mountain West play, but San Jose State has been a doormat for most teams and San Diego State is no joke. The Aztecs have killed the spread when it comes to playing in conference, and look like the Western Michigan of last season, a team that will spoil anybody’s New Year’s Six bowl projections. I still haven’t gotten the taste out of my mouth from UNLV’s opening week loss to Howard, and even with SDSU being on the road, I think this line is pretty reasonable, so I’ll lay the points with San Diego State here.