UNLV @ San Diego State
Current Records: UNLV 4-4; San Diego State 4-4
What to Know
The UNLV Rebels are 1-6 against the San Diego State Aztecs since November of 2015, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Saturday. UNLV will take on San Diego State at 7 p.m. ET at Snapdragon Stadium after a week off. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest.
The afternoon started off rough for the Rebels two weeks ago, and it ended that way, too. Their painful 44-21 loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish might stick with them for a while. UNLV was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 30-7. UNLV's defeat came about despite a quality game from RB Courtney Reese, who picked up 142 yards on the ground on 11 carries. Reese's longest run was for 74 yards in the first quarter.
Meanwhile, San Diego State was within a late touchdown of stealing the victory, but they took the "L" against the Fresno State Bulldogs 32-28. Despite the loss, San Diego State got a solid performance out of S Jalen Mayden, who passed for two TDs and 291 yards on 24 attempts in addition to rushing for two TDs and 43 yards.
The Aztecs' defense was a presence as well, as it embarrassed Fresno State's offensive line to sack QB Jake Haener seven times for a total loss of 50 yards. Leading the way was DL Jonah Tavai and his 2.5 sacks. Tavai now has 5.5 sacks this year.
The Rebels are expected to lose this next one by 5.5. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with UNLV, who are 3-3 against the spread.
The losses bumped both teams down to an identical 4-4. A pair of defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: UNLV enters the game having picked the ball off 12 times, good for sixth in the nation. The Aztecs are not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they enter the matchup having picked the ball off eight times, good for 38th in the nation.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Snapdragon Stadium -- San Diego, California
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
- Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
- Ticket Cost: $42.00
The Aztecs are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Rebels, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Aztecs as a 6.5-point favorite.
San Diego State have won six out of their last seven games against UNLV.
- Nov 19, 2021 - San Diego State 28 vs. UNLV 20
- Oct 24, 2020 - San Diego State 34 vs. UNLV 6
- Oct 26, 2019 - San Diego State 20 vs. UNLV 17
- Nov 10, 2018 - UNLV 27 vs. San Diego State 24
- Oct 07, 2017 - San Diego State 41 vs. UNLV 10
- Oct 08, 2016 - San Diego State 26 vs. UNLV 7
- Nov 21, 2015 - San Diego State 52 vs. UNLV 14