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Week 2 Mountain West football odds

Lets take a look at what Las Vegas is saying about the Mountain West this week.

Colorado State v Air Force Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Week 1 is in the books, so now lets move onto Week 2 where there are fewer FCS games on the docket.

Here is your initial look at the Week 2 odds and check back to our Facebook page on Thursday to revisit these lines because they are very likely to change.

Per usual we will go in chronological order.

Wyoming at Nebraska (Opened -24/current -24.5) 12 p.m. ET

Nebraska looked shaky against Fresno State for the first three quarters, but they pulled it together to ended beating the Bulldogs by multiple touchdowns. Wyoming had their biggest win since they upset Air Force back in 2014 as they defeated perennial MAC powerhouse Northern Illinois in a weather-delayed game that took three overtimes to decide.

The Cowboys will not win but they have a good chance to cover on the road against the Corn Huskers.

Georgia State at Air Force (-17) 2 p.m. ET

Georgia State lost its opener to Ball State, 31-21, and did not look overly good in the loss, but neither did Air Force in their win against Abilene Christian. The Falcons are hopeful to get back all-conference defensive back Roland Ladipo to shore up the pass defense.

This is a lot of points for the Falcons to be favored by against the Panthers, but lets go out on a limb and give Air Force the benefit of the doubt and cover the 17.

Utah State at USC (Opened: -14/current -16.5) 2 p.m ET

Two things are likely to happen in this game. First is that USC is so pissed about getting beat around by Alabama and take it out on Utah State, or the Trojans do not recover and the Aggies come away with the upset.

It is hard to know how good Utah State is but the ground game looked legit, so lets go with the Aggies covering but not pulling off the win. Not sure why the public is betting on the Trojans after seeing what happened against Alabama.

Nevada at Notre Dame (Opened: -30/Current: -26) 3:30 p.m. ET

Notre Dame did get upset by Texas in an epic overtime contest on Sunday and have one less day to prepare for the Wolf Pack. This is the home opener for the Irish and are looking for a bounce back game. This could be similar to the Utah State vs. USC game where the loser wants to come out swinging.

It is interesting to note the line has dropped four points closer to the Wolf Pack, and 26 is a lot of points to allow. I think the Nevada running game behind James Butler will not allow the Irish to cover, but they probably could still beat Nevada by three touchdowns.

Texas-San Antonio at Colorado State (Opened: -9.5/Current: -12) 4 p.m. ET

Colorado State got manhandled by Colorado, has a new quarterback but is still favored by nearly a pair of touchdowns over UTSA. The Roadrunners underwhelmed in their 26-13 over Alabama State, but they did get the win.

The line is shifting more and more in favor of Colorado State winning by nearly two touchdowns, but no way I am confident in the Rams covering, let alone getting the win outright. This line is just ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

New Mexico at New Mexico State (+11.5) 8 p.m. ET

The Rio Grande Rivalry is here in Week 2 and the Lobos have slowly pulled away from the Aggies and the Las Vegas folks tend to agree by making New Mexico a double-digit favorite.

New Mexico State lost to UTEP, 38-22, in their opener and did move the ball pretty well offensively but getting into the end zone was the challenge against the Miners. Being nearly all-in on the Lobos, time to pick them to cover this line and win by a pair of touchdowns.

UNLV at UCLA (Opened: -25.5/Current: -26.5)

UCLA is coming of a loss to Texas A&M yet they are over a three-touchdown favorite over UNLV. While the Rebels are not as talented as the likely to be former ranked Bruins, it seems this line is based off of perception of each team. UNLV has turned a corner but crushing Jackson State is not enough, but they need to do it against a real team.

Regardless of perception of not, UNLV will cover this spread but ultimately come up short.

Washington State at Boise State (Opened: -12/current: -11) 10:15 p.m. ET

For the second year, Washington State loss to an FCS team. Maybe the Cougars will bounce back and play well at Boise, or the Broncos will run amok over Washington State. Lets go the latter because it is much more fun to watch Brett Rypien — the nephew of former Washington State great Mark Rypien — pass all over the Cougars.

Boise in a blowout and easily cover.

Cal at San Diego State (Opened: -7/current -7.5)

For San Diego State to stay to earn some national respect and stay in the mix for a New Year’s Six game they need to beat Cal, and hope for a Houston loss down the road. The Aztecs historically have struggled against power teams and last year in this game were outmatched.

Cal had an off week after toppling Hawaii in Sydney, Australia, and new quarterback Davis Webb looked real good. For the Aztecs to get the win they need to rattle Webb and make him uncomfortable. The Warriors did that for parts of the game and this San Diego State has a defense that is light years ahead of Hawaii’s.

Let’s go cautiously optimistic and say San Diego State wins but does not cover.