San Diego State Aztecs (7-5) at Ohio Bobcats (8-4)
College Football: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Toyota Stadium)
The Line: Ohio Bobcats -4.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Diego State Aztecs and Ohio Bobcats meet Wednesday in the college football Frisco Bowl at Toyota Stadium.
The San Diego State Aztecs have lost four of their last five games and are 4-4 SU in bowl appearances the last eight years. The San Diego State Aztecs have lost three of their last five non-home games. Ryan Agnew is completing 52.3 percent of his passes for 1,525 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions. Agnew and Christian Chapman have combined for 14 touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. Fred Trevillion and Kahale Warring have combined for 970 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Tim Wilson Jr. has 19 receptions. The San Diego State Aztecs ground game is averaging 162.4 yards per contest, and Juwan Washington leads the way with 870 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, San Diego State is allowing 21.8 points and 327.4 yards per game. Kyahva Tezino leads the San Diego State Aztecs with 120 tackles, Chibu Onyeukwu has three sacks and Darren Hall has two interceptions.
The Ohio Bobcats have won five of their last six games and have a chance to win back-to-back bowl games for the first time since 2011-12. The Ohio Bobcats have lost four of their last six non-home games. Nathan Rourke is completing 61.1 percent of his passes for 2,228 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rourke and Quinton Maxwell have combined for 24 touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season. Papi White and Andrew Meyer have combined for 1,342 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Cameron Odom has 29 receptions. The Ohio Bobcats ground game is averaging 261.9 yards per contest, and A.J. Ouellette leads the way with 1,142 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio is allowing 26.7 points and 399.6 yards per game. Evan Croutch leads the Ohio Bobcats with 79 tackles, Kent Berger has five sacks and Javon Hagan has two interceptions.
The Aztecs are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in December, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bobcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 bowl games, 16-5 ATS in their last 21 non-conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Bobcats last 5 games overall. The under is 20-8 in Aztecs last 28 games following a ATS loss.
The San Diego State Aztecs really fell apart towards the end of the season with losses in four of their last five games, but they're only being outscored by 5.6 points during their three-game losing streak. The Ohio Bobcats have scored 49 or more points in five of their last six games and six of their eight victories have been decided by double digits. The San Diego State Aztecs have covered seven of their last eight games when an underdog of at least three points. The Ohio Bobcats have split their last 10 games ATS when a favorite of at least three points. Despite San Diego State keeping games close in its losses, you can't like the confidence of this club heading into this game with the way it ended the season. The Ohio Bobcats have a scoring machine as of late and have several different players who can takeover the running game. I expect Ohio to score enough to pull away in this game.