San Diego State -11.5 vs. Nevada
Blog Picks (10-7-1) (4 wins in a Row)
We won’t sugarcoat it, the Nevada Wolf Pack isn’t exactly setting the world on fire, and they’re definitely in the running for one of the toughest seasons. Their defense is backstroking at 130th in scoring and a whopping 131st in yards per play allowed. And well, the offense, it’s just a tad better, not by much, though.
Starting the season with six losses, that’s a tough pill to swallow. What’s even more telling is that only one of those games was a nail-biter decided by less than 10 points. It’s been a bit of a rough ride.
Now, let’s talk about the San Diego State Aztecs. They broke out with a bang, scoring 41 points against a more formidable defense than the one they’re about to face. And here’s the kicker, they forced four turnovers, which is kind of their thing – they’re good at it.
Both of these teams entrust their offense to mobile quarterbacks, but the Aztecs, well, they just do it better. Jalen Mayden, the Aztecs’ QB, has been on fire, throwing for over eight yards per attempt in three of his last four games. He’s also taken a larger share of the running game, making him a real dual-threat.
Even though the Aztecs like to take things at a leisurely pace, they’ve managed to put up 41 points against Hawaii and 31 against Boise State. Nevada, on the other hand, hasn’t exactly been a brick wall on defense, and it’s unlikely to change in this matchup.
So, when you’re sizing up this game, it’s clear that the Aztecs are the ones holding the upper hand. They’re bringing a more potent offense, a knack for forcing turnovers, and a quarterback who knows how to get things done. Nevada’s in for a real challenge, to say the least. I Have the Aztecs Winning By 14 or More!