[8:00 PM] #19 San Diego State @ South Alabama

Who will WIN this matchup?

#19 San Diego State Aztecs (3-0)

@ South Alabama Jaguars (2-2)


Current odds:

San Diego State Aztecs: (-1050)

South Alabama Jaguars: (+761)


ESPN simulations have San Diego State as 96.6% favorites to win the game.

72% of sports bets are currently on San Diego State to win as (-1050) favorites.

San Diego State brings a 13-game winning streak into Saturday’s road game against South Alabama, which is seeking its second major upset of the season. South Alabama opened with a 21-20 win at Mississippi State but will be hard-pressed to slow down senior Donnel Pumphrey, a Heisman Trophy candidate who has carried the 19th-ranked Aztecs to a 3-0 start while leading the nation with 599 rushing yards and a 199.7-yard average.

Pumphrey, college football’s leading active rusher with a school-record 4,871 yards, ran for 102 and a touchdown in last season’s 34-27 overtime loss to the Jaguars and will be well-rested following last week’s bye.

Pumphrey justifiably has received most of the credit for the Aztecs’ hot start, but sophomore quarterback Christian Chapman also has played well with six touchdown passes – including three to wide receiver Mikah Holder. The offense is averaging 39.3 points and 442.7 yards per contest, while the defense ranks sixth nationally in rushing yards allowed per game (107.6) since the beginning of the 2015 season.

Dallas Davis threw for 302 yards but was intercepted four times in last week’s win over Nicholls while playing through a case of turf toe suffered on Sept. 17 in a loss to Louisiana-Lafayette. Xavier Johnson, the team’s leading rusher, ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns in last year’s win over San Diego State but could miss Saturday’s contest due to a sprained ankle suffered in last week’s victory.

The Aztecs have trailed a total of 19:05 during their 13-game winning streak.


StreakSmarts Pick: #19 San Diego State Aztecs

Confidence: 7/10

StreakSmarter Pick