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Initial Week 7 odds are weird [Vegas Insider]
Fresno State and Utah State are home favorites? Gut feeling is to take the road dogs in this game. Also, Should San Diego State be favored by more against Boise State?
Week 6 bowl projections [MWwire]
The Mountain West may not have enough bowl eligible teams for its agreements, but San Diego State is slotted for a huge Cotton Bowl matchup. The Aztecs are 19th in the AP poll and moved up three spots in the coaches poll to 18. Yet, USF who was on a bye and has no real significant victory moved up in the coaches poll while on a bye, and both Navy and UCF are ranked despite themselves also not having the best win among these four teams.
Despite the disrespect being at the No. 18 spot is the highest ranking for the Aztecs in 40 years, when they were No. 16 in the AP poll coming into the final week of the 1977 season.
Kelton Moore has huge game running the ball [RGJ.com]
Moore became just the 13th player in school history to rush for more than 200 yards in a game. Not bad for the backup running back.
These rankings are not as kind for SDSU [SB Nation]
The latest S&P+ do have San Diego State up 12 spots from the week prior but that only puts them at 51. They are behind Boise State (39), Colorado State (33), Central Florida (24), Houston (34) and South Florida (26).
Good news, SDSU is still in the playoff hunt! [SB Nation]
If this math is correct then 28 of the 130 FBS teams still have a shot of the playoff after six weeks of play. The Aztecs are the only Mountain West team in the mix and are the highest Group of Five team in these rankings at 17.