It ain't cheap to attend games these days. So if you're going to plunk down hard-earned cash for tickets, who's the guy on each top 25 team who single-handedly makes it worth your while?
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What matters more: What you see on the field or what you see in the analytics? Mark Schlabach and Sharon Katz discuss each top 25 team's toughest game of the year through those two lenses.
Phil Steele, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris Fallica give their take on the San Diego State Aztecs. What is the best bet for their title odds, season win total and more?
Houston who? The Aztecs and terrific RB Donnel Pumphrey think they are the College Football Playoff darkhorse, not the Cougars.
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby will conduct video conferences with at least 18 schools that have contacted the league about being considered as expansion candidates.
Aztecs led nation in turnover margin
With 22 days left until the first full slate of college football games, we take a look at San Diego State. As the Aztecs look to potentially go undefeated this season, will they be as proficient where turnover margin is concerned?
Reader advisory: If you struggle with Alabama Is Great fatigue, please do not read this breakdown of the 15 best linebacker units in the country. Because the Tide, again, appear dominant.
Don't let the Aztecs surprise you
San Diego State is a good bet to finish the season undefeated, says our Mark Schlabach. With one of the best running backs you haven't heard of in Donnel Pumphrey, the Aztecs are primed to make noise. 2016 season preview
Missouri will hire Jim Sterk as its new athletic director. Sterk has been San Diego State's AD since 2010.
It's not how you start, but you how finish. These are the 10 teams that showed the most improvement from their first four games to their last four using opponent-adjusted efficiency ratings.
Siragusa standing out
Nico Siragusa is already one of the best prospects in the Mountain West this season. He's started 27 straight games and anchors San Diego State's offensive line. Now Phil Steele has him on his All-American list. Steele's All-Americans (Insider)
#CFBrank: No. 90 Donnel Pumphrey
The San Diego State senior is a few hundred yards shy of Marshall Faulk's school record for career rushing yards. He ran for 1,653 yards and 17 TDs in 2015. #CFBrank: Nos. 90-81
Watch: Mountain West media days
Coaches and players from the West Division, including reigning league champion San Diego State, are addressing the media in Las Vegas. Live on ESPN3
Tune in to Mountain West Conference football media day, live on ESPN3 at noon ET on Wednesday.
As the countdown of the top 100 players in college football for 2016 continues, Oklahoma's Jordan Thomas makes an appearance at No. 86.
Oldest coaches entering 2016 season
Kansas State's Bill Snyder remains the oldest active FBS head coach, followed by Ohio's Frank Solich, San Diego State's Rocky Long and Alabama's Nick Saban.
The Mountain West might indeed be a two-horse race between Boise State and San Diego State. But it won't be easy for either team, with Air Force, Nevada and a slew of other legit challengers.
San Diego State vs New Hampshire Wildcats
Qualcomm Stadium - Sat 9/3