College Football Poinsettia Bowl: BYU vs San Diego State Odds

Despite San Diego State having the better record this season, BYU is favorite to win the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia to be played this Thursday at 8 PM ET.

Brigham Young is favorite by 3 points in the college football odds because they lead the series against San Diego State 26-6-1.

“It was our hope that San Diego State would be the opponent because of the long-time history between the two schools,” Bruce Binkowski, executive director of the San Diego Bowl Game Association said. “But we weren’t going to take San Diego State at 6-6. We probably have taken them at 7-5, but it wasn’t a slam dunk that the Aztecs would be available. So when they finished 9-3 and got passed up by the Las Vegas Bowl — and we get the second pick out of the conference — we grabbed them. It just worked out perfectly for us. We couldn’t be happier, for a lot of reasons”.

“A lot of what I’ve learned coaching-wise, especially the defensive side, has come from him,” said BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said of Rocky Long. “It’s a unique chance to play against a mentor and a friend”.

The Aztecs are 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing the Cougars, and the total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego State’s last 5 games when playing at home against BYU.

The last time these two met was in 2010 with a 24-21 victory by BYU.

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