Let’s be real, neither Wyoming or San Diego State looked good in each of their regular season finale games. Both teams were blown out and go limping into the Mountain West championship game in Laramie, Wyoming.
This is the site of the prior game between the Aztecs and Cowboys which saw Wyoming upset a then ranked San Diego State team. With a victory for Wyoming in head-to-head and the home field advantage it would make sense that the Cowboys would be favored.
Well, not so fast.
The wise guys out in Las Vegas have San Diego State as a touchdown favorite and it briefly dipped to six but as of Tuesday morning it is the Aztecs favored by seven points.
For perspective, the prior game saw San Diego State favored by 7.5 points just a few weeks ago. Not entirely sure why San Diego State is a heavy road favorite.
One reasoning could be that Wyoming lost a second key defender when nose tackle Chase Appleby’s season ended with an MCL injury that will require surgery. He suffered that setback against San Diego State. The other key defensive player who is out is Carl Granderson who tore his ACL in the sixth game of the year.
The Cowboys played their first game without both last weekend against New Mexico and the Lobos ran wild in their win over the Cowboys, but to be fair New Mexico has the top rushing attack in the country.
The oddsmakers are usually very spot on so they must know something everyone else does not to say the Aztecs are a touchdown favorite.