This weeks rooting guide begins earlier than normal with our first game to pay attention to on a Wednesday night. Our Aztecs climbed up the polls to 21 in the Coaches and 22 in the AP in part of the Aztecs narrow victory but also some top 25 teams losing to create some space for us.
This week presents the Aztecs at a slight underdog on the road in Colorado Springs to take on Air Force. As usual the games are all theoretically must win if we are to stay in the polls. Air Force is a legitimate opponent with a 6-1 record and sitting just outside the top 25 mark. So if we happen to stumble there is a slight chance with some help around the nation we can maintain our status. So check out all the matchups us Aztecs fans look to go crazy on before and after our game this Saturday.
#14 Coastal Carolina @ App State 4:30P ESPN2
Coastal’s toughest game to date. Should be a good one between a resurgent Sun Belt conference.
#21 SMU vs Tulane 4:30P ESPN
If “good Tulane” with the wild offense shows up, they can pull off the upset.
Arizona vs Washington 7:30P ESPN2
Probably one of AZ’s best shots to get a win against a floundering UW team. Bear down!
#2 Cincinnati @ Navy 9A ESPN2
Have to pray for a miracle and hope the triple option can bamboozle Cincy’s D.
#3 Oklahoma @ Kansas 9A ESPN
No chance. Oklahoma looks like a new team now that they have a new QB1.
#6 Michigan vs Northwestern 9A Fox
If NW can turn this into a dog fight, Michigan can be had.
#7 Penn State vs Illinois 9A ABC
#16 Wake Forest @ Army 9A CBSSN
Army has a great chance to take out one of the undefeated teams ahead of us at home.
#8 Oklahoma State @ Iowa State 12:30P Fox
Iowa State definitely has a shot in this one. I think this is the most legit upset special of the day.
#10 Oregon @ UCLA 12:30P ABC
UCLA has the talent to overtake a very beatable Oregon, but do they have the heart and the home field advantage? Bruins fans are soft as charmin these days.
#12 Mississippi vs LSU 12:30P CBS
Coach O is coaching to pad his resume after announcing he and LSU are parting ways at the end of the season. I like his chances against Lane.
New Mexico @ Wyoming 12:30P Stadium
Go Lobos! We don’t want to play a lackluster Wyoming program again in the Conference championship game.
#4 Alabama vs Tennessee 4P ESPN
No chance. Roll Tide on Rocky Top.
#5 Ohio State @ Indiana 4:30P ABC
It’s possible that the Hoosiers can pull the upset over a beatable tOSU … but not likely.
#13 Notre Dame vs USC 4:30P NBC
Read what I wrote about UCLA. That applies to USC in this game as well.
#17 Texas A&M vs South Carolina 4:30P SECN
A small chance as fake Army is definitely beatable but I don’t think East coast USC has the dogs to get it done.
#18 NC State @ Miami 4:30P ESPN2
Read what I wrote about UCLA/USC and apply it to Miami.
Utah @ Oregon State 4:30P P12N
Go Utes! Utah since losing to our Aztecs have found their QB and are showing why they have been the PAC-12 South division bully’s the past few years. A win for the Utes is a win for SDSU, so keep em coming Coach Kyle!