Only three games for the Mountain West this week, and as we did last week it's time to take a look at the early odds of these games.
TCU favored by 40 is such a huge number, but New Mexico is so bad. TCU's defense is not great they should be able to stop the New Mexico offense, and even though head coach Gary Patterson is call New Mexico "a dangerous team" I have a hard time believing the New Mexico passing for a lot of yards or points against New Mexico. If you are actually going to make a pick based off the spread I would be leaning toward New Mexico, but barely.
I mentioned somewhere over the weekend, either on the podcast or somewhere that the point spread could never be high enough for me to not take Boise State. However, this game against Air Force and their offense is usually one that does not allow for blowouts, but I said that against Notre Dame and the game was a blowout. The Air Force secondary is not great and well, Boise State has Kellen Moore. I am removing myself from Air Force and can see Boise winning by more than 30 points.
I have no clue. UTEP nearly upset Houston, but then struggled to beat New Mexico State and overtime to defeat Stony Brook. UTEP seems to be an average team across the board in all major categories. The Colorado State defense is just good enough and could pull off the upset, but at worst this game will be within a touchdown either way and I am leaning toward Colorado State.