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Game by game predictions for Stanford gives them a loss to SDSU [San Jose Mercury News]
The gist of the Aztecs pulling off the upset vs. the Cardinal is due to their opening weekend game in Australia and also that Stanford plays USC the week before.
Brett Rypien and Josh Allen amongst the 50 best players [College Football News]
The Top 50 players in the country feature the Wyoming QB who is 33rd and the Boise State QB comes in at 32. Not a bad ranking but one omission is Colorado State wide receiver Michael Gallup.
SDSU’s Brian Dutcher talks to Jon Rothstein [MWwire]
Here is a great breakdown from one of our SDSU writers about Dutcher’s interview with Jon Rothstein. There are some nice nuggets from the first-time head coach which includes glowing talk of newcomers.
Ten things to know about the Mountain West [Sports on Earth]
2. No team in college football has a better chance of winning its division than San Diego State.
5. Hawaii’s Nick Rolovich showed that quick turnarounds in the West Division are possible.
10. It never feels like a bad idea to pick Boise State to win the Mountain West. So: We’re picking Boise State.
Nevada’s Malik Reed is tough [RGJ.com]
“You can tell all of the work he puts in,” said offensive lineman Austin Corbett, the Wolf Pack’s other preseason All-MW pick. “He’s the first to come and last to leave. He’s always getting extra work. It’s just a testament to his work ethic.”
San Diego State has the best chance to make the playoff [USA TODAY]
The Aztecs have the schedule to go undefeated plus they get a few good games not in the West Division which include hosting Boise State, Stanford and going on the road to face Arizona State. Then the Aztecs should get a quality team in the Mountain West title game.
Who will step up for Boise State at wide receiver? [Idaho Statesman]
Wide receiver Cedrick Wilson and tight end Jake Roh are familiar names, but who will step up behind them? There are a trio of juniors who are going to be in the mix in A.J. Richardson, Sean Modster and Akilian Butler and also senior Austin Cottrell; however, those four have a combined 28 career receptions.