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San Diego State (4-1, 1-1 MW) will face-off against Wyoming (4-1, 1-0 MW) in a pivotal game for both teams.

Both teams have identical records, but the Aztecs are looking to overcome the Cowboys in the Mountain West standings.

If the Aztecs want to have a chance at winning the conference this year, they will need to come out of this game with a win.

This Wyoming team heavily favors the run over passing the ball.

Quarterback Sean Chambers is the main reason for this success on the ground.

Chambers leads the Cowboys in rushing yards (381) and touchdowns (6).

He also has the luxury of using three other running backs that have all rushed for over 200 yards individually.

Chambers does have a kryptonite to his game, passing.

He has only completed 38.6 percent of his passes and has thrown three touchdowns and one interception.

The Aztecs will need to contain the run and make sure that Chambers is not comfortable under center.

Luckily, San Diego State has been terrific stopping the run this season.

The Aztecs have only allowed two rushing touchdowns and their opponents are averaging a measly 45.4 rushing yards per game.

In San Diego State’s only loss of the year came against Utah State as the Aztecs gave up 82 rushing yards and 293 passing yards.

The Cowboys only average 116.6 passing yards per game and have a season high of 214 yards in their 21-24 loss at Tulsa.

Wyoming has been able to sprint their way to victory this season, but the Aztecs are a great matchup for the Cowboys.

As long as the defensive line is prepared to halt the shifty running game, then San Diego State should win this game and continue to contend for a Mountain West Championship.