San Diego State is hosting Air Force in the Mountain West title game and while there is no New Year's Six Bowl game on the line, but there is the first out right conference title on the line for both schools in a long time.
The Aztecs did share the 2012 title but they have not won a conference title all by themselves since the 1986 WAC title. The 1998 WAC title is the last conference title of any kind for the Falcons football team.
We have previewed this game from both the Falcons and Aztecs sides and how each team can win. The running game will be key for both teams in this game with Air Force running their run-option attack compared to San Diego State's power running game. Don't turn away from your TV without pausing because this game could be played in a brisk three hours, or less.
Injuries will play a big role more so for San Diego State than Air Force as the Aztecs are without starting quarterback Maxwell Smith who tore his ACL, and he will be replaced by Christian Chapman. With the limited amount of throws that San Diego State normally throws, and Chapman should be fine just handing the ball off to Donnel Pumprey and Chase Price. While Chapman may not make any big please in this game, his presence and potential mistakes could be the difference. Smith has done a great job leading the San Diego State offense and has not thrown an interception since Sept. 12.
With all of the previews we have done we are not forgetting how to actually follow the game and that info is below.
WHEN: Saturday, December 5, 4:30 PM PST
WHERE: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA
ODDS: San Diego State -6.5
SERIES RECORD: 14-19 Air Force, 34th Meeting All-Time