Two of the favorites to win the Mountain West Convention shall be in motion Saturday on CBS Sports activities Community — together with No. 25 Boise State — because the league enters its second weekend of play. The Broncos go on the highway to face Air Force in a crucial tune-up earlier than a nonconference showdown with No. 11 BYU on Nov. 6. In the meantime, San Diego State shall be trying to show that it stays one of many league’s prime groups amid its teaching transition from Rocky Lengthy to Brady Hoke because the Aztecs journey to Utah State in Saturday’s nightcap.
Each Boise State and San Diego State gained final week as they opened their abbreviated convention campaigns with comfy victories. But when they’ll meet within the convention championship recreation on Dec. 19 like many count on, their margins for error shall be slim amid a schedule that options simply seven scheduled convention video games for each.
That heightens the sense of emphasis on their respective video games this week, which make for an enormous weekend on CBS Sports activities Community in Week 9 of the college football season.
Boise State vs. Air Power
Date: Saturday, Oct. 31 | Time: 6 p.m. ET
Location: Falcon Stadium — Colorado Springs, Colorado
TV: CBS Sports activities Community [Channel finder]
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Storylines: Air Power is 1-1 with a 40-7 win over Navy in its opener adopted by a 17-6 loss to San Jose State final week. So the Falcons stay an enigma getting into an all-important showdown with Boise State. The Broncos are as soon as once more the Mountain West favourite and enter 1-0 after a simple 42-13 win in opposition to Utah State final week. Boise State carries a three-game successful streak within the sequence into Saturday’s assembly, however Air Power gained three straight from 2014 to 2016.
Utah State vs. San Diego State
Storylines: Utah State snapped a 10-game dropping streak within the sequence final season by upsetting San Diego State on the highway. Replicating that efficiency this season would require slowing an Aztecs speeding assault that averaged 6.2 yards per stick with it 46 tries in a 34-6 win over UNLV final week. San Diego State allowed simply 186 yards within the recreation. That is unhealthy information for a Utah State staff that struggled to generate explosive performs in a 42-13 loss to Boise State final week.