CBS College Sports will have an intriguing NCAA football betting matchup of improving teams that have given ranked teams scares as San Diego State hosts Utah State.
Kickoff Saturday Night is at 8:05 PM Eastern and Sbg global opened with the San Diego State Aztecs as a 7.5-point favorite with an over/under of 61.5.
Up and Coming Teams
For the longest time both the Utah State Aggies and San Diego State Aztecs have been considered underachieving programs that have consistently fallen short. For the first time in a long time both teams are showing signs of becoming legitimate bowl contenders with significant and noticeable improvement.
Sooner Nation was shaking
Utah State opened their season with a very impressive 31-24 loss at #9 Oklahoma for an easy College football bet payoff as 34-point dogs. The Aggies were in the game all the way and were outgained by one solitary yard at 422-421. They may have pulled off the upset were it not for 4 turnovers. Last week the Aggies lost at home to Fresno State 41-24 as 3.5-poing home dogs. The game against Fresno State was tied heading into the 4th quarter as the Aggies showed that they are close to being able to compete with the best teams in the Western Athletic Conference.
Misery in Missouri
The Aztecs should have beaten the #24 Missouri Tigers last week as they allowed a 68 yard touchdown pass with under a minute to play and lost 27-24. The heartbreaker wasted a fine effort by running back Ronnie Hillman, who had 228 yards and 2 spectacular touchdowns of 75 and 93 yards.
Can San Diego State Recover?
With such a painful loss against a ranked team the question is whether or not San Diego State can get off the mat and handle a pesky Utah State squad that has proven its ability to handle the best in the nation on the road. The Aggies rank 72nd in the country against the run and that makes it likely that Hillman can have another big game.
Utah State has failed to cover just 2 out of their last 10 games on the road while San Diego State has a NCAA football betting record of just 2-5 in their last 7 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 games against the WAC.