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College Football Betting Preview: Boise State Broncos vs. San Diego State Aztecs

September 22, 2023


This matchup features a pair of Mountain West teams when the 1-2 Boise State Broncos travel to take on the 2-2 San Diego State Aztecs on Friday in week 4 of the college football season. 

Boise State enters this game with a record of 1-2 with losses on the road against the Washington Huskies by a score of 19-56 and at home against the UCF Knights by a score of 16-18 while winning at home against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks by a score of 42-18 while the San Diego State Aztecs enter this game with a record of 2-2 with wins at home against the Ohio Bobcats by a score of 20-13 and the Idaho State Bengals by a score of 36-28 while losing at home against the UCLA Bruins by a score of 10-35 and on the road against the Oregon State Beavers by a score of 9-26. Will the Aztecs end their two-game losing streak or will the Broncos get the win on the road? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.

The Boise State Broncos enter this game with a record of 1-2 following a 42-18 win at home against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks while covering the 15-point spread as a home favorite in week 3 of the college football season. Boise State scored 42 points while compiling 394 total yards offensively which included 262 passing yards and 132 rushing yards while allowing 18 points and 183 total yards defensively which included 142 passing yards and 41 rushing yards. Taylen Green led the team in passing, completing 18 of 29 attempts for 188 yards with a touchdown and an interception while rushing for 35 yards and a touchdown. Jambres Dubar led the team in rushing with 10 carries for 62 yards while adding three receptions for seven yards. Eric McAlister led the team in receiving, catching six of eight targets for 143 yards and two touchdowns.

San Diego State enters this game with a record of 2-2 following a 9-26 loss on the road against the Oregon State Beavers while covering the 24.5-point spread as a road underdog in week 3 of the college football season. The Aztecs scored 9 points while compiling 326 total yards offensively which included 256 passing yards and 70 rushing yards while allowing 26 points and 475 total yards defensively which included 284 passing yards and 191 rushing yards. Jalen Mayden led the team in passing, completing 20 of 32 attempts for 256 yards and an interception while rushing for nine yards. Jaylon Armstead led the team in rushing with 11 carries for 48 yards and a touchdown while adding a reception for seven yards. Brionne Penny led the team in receiving, catching six of seven targets for 77 yards.

BookMaker has the Boise State Broncos listed as 7-point favorites on the road against the San Diego State Aztecs on Friday night in week 4 of the college football season. The teams have split the last eight games in the series going 4-4 while San Diego State has won two of the last three games while going 6-2 ATS all-time and 2-1 ATS in the last three games. Boise State is 2-1 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS on the road, and 1-0 ATS as a favorite while the San Diego State Aztecs are 2-2 ATS overall, 1-2 ATS at home, and 1-1 ATS as an underdog this season.

San Diego State enters this game with a better record and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three games. The Aztecs are 6-2 ATS all-time and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. 

I look for that trend to continue on Friday night which is why I am taking the San Diego State Aztecs +7 for this matchup in week 4 of the college football season on BookMaker.

Spooky Express Pick: San Diego State Aztecs +7