The Vandals are struggling this season. With only one win, against equally frustrated New Mexico State, Idaho is looking for a couple of wins in the final weeks. Idaho takes on San Diego who needs a few more wins to snag bowl eligibility. The 4-4 Azteks are on the bubble in the Mountain West.
Tell us who you think picks up the win this weekend in San Diego.
San Diego Azteks
Quinn Kaehler leads San Diego from the QB spot. With only 1234 yards passing and 4 touchdowns Quinn relies on Donnel Pumphrey who had over 1000 yards and 12 touchdowns on his own. San Diego is relatively a low scoring team, averaging only 22 points per game and allowing 20 ppg.
While Idaho is ranked near the bottom of the Sun Belt they can play spoiler to San Diego. While Idaho is averaging more points per game at 26, they are allowing 37, thus their 1-7 record. Idaho has a tough schedule, losing to Ohio. UL Monroe, Georgia Southern and Arkansas State. Stealing a win from SDSU before taking on Troy and Appalachian State would be big for the Vandals season. With Matt Linehan passing for more than 2000 yards and 9 touchdowns, Idaho will stick to their passing game, dishing to Joshua McCain who has 59 receptions through 8 games.
The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl traditionally gets the first pick out of the Sun Belt conference. With Georgia Southern ineligible for bowl play, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Arkansas State are leading the way. It is projected that the 5 or 6th ranked Mountain West team will be tapped for the New Orleans Bowl. Nevada, Sand Diego State and Utah State are in that category this week. We will be watching close as these last three weeks of play unfold. Here are the Sun Belt standings and the Mountain West standings.
New Orleans Bowl
The 2014-2015 College Football season kicks off from the Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 20. This year’s game is the first of more than 45 bowl games. 10:00 CDT is kick off from New Orleans. Follow along with us on Facebook and Twitter.