San Diego State vs. Fresno State fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, November 17
Game Time: 10:30 ET
Venue: Bulldog Stadium, Fresno, CA
Network: CBS Sports Network
San Diego State (7-3) vs. Fresno State (6-2) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
Just when it seemed like this might be the one big, giant game for the West title – or, at least, be a big part of it – San Diego State was dropped like third period French by UNLV in a stunning 27-24 clunker.
Nevada is still in it after beating the Aztecs a few weeks ago, and now SDSU has to win this and beat Hawaii to stay in the mix.
If Fresno State wins, it’s going back to the Mountain West Championship thanks to a win earlier this year over Nevada. If it loses, it’s still in the mix, but it’s going to need a little help.
The Bulldogs struggled and sputtered in a tough loss to Boise State, but the run defense was fine – even though it gave up two touchdowns. As long as it stuffed the San Diego State ground game, it’ll get the win.
The Aztecs might be throwing better over the last two weeks, but the Bulldogs will take their chances. It’s when SDSU gets the ground game going and does its part to stuff that run with the league’s top run D that makes them so tough.
But the turnover margin isn’t getting it done.
Fresno State will be +2 in turnover margin, and that will be just enough in a dogfight of a defensive battle to pull off the win and wait on if it gets Utah State or Boise State.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Fresno State 27, San Diego State 17
Line: Fresno State -13, o/u: 42
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
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