San Diego State’s upset loss to UNLV last week certainly didn’t help the Aztecs make any noise on a national stage, but it didn’t appear to hurt their chances of getting a berth in the New Mexico Bowl.
SDSU (7-3, 4-2) is still a popular N.M. Bowl choice by many in the bowl-prediction community. The Aztecs, coached by former New Mexico Lobo head coach Rocky Long struggled in each of their four Mountain West Conference wins and became the first team in the league to lose to UNLV (3-7, 1-5). The 27-24 home loss to leaves SDSU one game behind Fresno State in the West Division, and tied with Nevada (6-4, 4-2).
The Aztecs play at Fresno State (8-2, 5-1) on Saturday (Nov. 17).
The New Mexico Bowl matches teams from the Mountain West and Conference USA this week, Middle Tennessee, Marshall and North Texas are getting the most attention from those predicting the bowl pairings.
Here is some of the information that executive director Jeff Siembieda and the bowl committee are studying: week12_11-17