7:45 pm
December 1

#25 Fresno State @ #19 Boise State

Who will WIN this matchup?

#25 Fresno State Bulldogs (10-2)

@ #19 Boise State Broncos (10-2)


Current odds:

Fresno State Bulldogs: (-105)

Boise State Broncos: (-115)


The line for the game is Boise State by 1 point.

This is the fourth Mountain West title game in six seasons for the Bulldogs, who defeated Utah State at home in 2013 but lost at Boise State in both 2014 and 2017 with the Broncos needing a 90-yard drive late in the fourth quarter to pull out last year’s contest. Senior quarterback Marcus McMaryion ranks fifth in FBS in completion percentage (70.5 percent) and has passed for 3,283 yards and 24 touchdowns while throwing just three interceptions. Senior wide receiver KeeSean Johnson, who broke Davante Adams’ school record for career receptions earlier this season, ranks eighth in the FBS in receptions (87) and seventh in receiving yards (1,267), while junior linebacker Jeff Allison (109 tackles), named Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday, leads a Bulldog defense that has allowed just 19 touchdowns this season, tied for second-fewest allowed in the FBS behind Mississippi State’s 12.

The Broncos, who are bowl eligible for the 17th consecutive season, bring in a seven-game winning streak including a 33-24 victory over then-No. 14 Utah State last Saturday to clinch the Mountain Division. Junior running back Alexander Mattison had a season-high 200 yards against the Aggies and has rushed for 714 yards and nine touchdowns over the last five games and is tied for fifth in the FBS with 16 rushing touchdowns. Quarterback Brett Rypien, named the Mountain West’s Offensive Player of the Year, has 29 touchdown passes and seven interceptions and is the leading active passer in the FBS with 13,456 career passing yards, while senior cornerback Tyler Horton, who leads the FBS with four fumble recoveries and has scored five defensive touchdowns in his career, leads a defense that has 37 sacks and leads the nation with 15 fumble recoveries.

Fresno State is tied for fifth in the FBS with 17 interceptions and has allowed 30 points or less in 23 straight games, the longest streak in the FBS.

StreakSmarter Pick
#19 Boise State Broncos