9:00 PM ET, October 10, 2013
Falcon Stadium, United States AF ACA, CO
Coverage: CBS Sports Network
This one should be as one sided as they come for a MWC conference game, the Aztecs are coming off a big nationally televised and overtime win over Nevada while the Falcons won their first game and have lost all 5 since opening the season. The lack of defense and consistent defense has really placed a strain on this team; this game will come down to just how well the Falcons can cover the Aztecs receivers and how well they can get to San Diego State’s QB who is known for taking and needing his time in the pocket.
The San Diego State Aztecs rank 43rd overall in passing yards and 87th in rushing yards, they have improved on the defensive end but that was not on display in their last game against Nevada. QB Quinn Kaehler has completed 83 of his 125 passes for 982 yards and 6 touchdowns, the issue he seems to be having is that he needs to much time in the pocket to really pick out the receiver he wants to through to, his offensive line is not the most skilled group of guys so he is hurried a lot resulting in off balanced passes and sacks.
The Falcons have not seen any luck so far this season, they opened the year with a win over a division two school and then things have gone downhill from their losing their next 5 games including their yearly rival game against Navy this past Saturday. QB Jaleel Awini has had a difficult time so far getting used to the fast pass of the game, he has completed only 21 of his 42 passes for 275 yards and zero touchdowns, their real only offense comes from their tail back Broam Hart who has carried the ball 62 times for 292 yards and 3 trips to the end zone.
What to Expect:
San Diego State come in to this game as the heavy favorite and they will deliver, the Falcons defense is plagued with holes from injuries and basically talent, their line backers are too slow off the snap and the Aztecs will take advantage of the zone coverage over the middle and along the side lines deep. I expect this game to be over by halftime with San Diego State in full command of this game.