Two more MW football team in bowl games prior to Christmas

Before Santa jumps down chimneys of millions of homes, six of the seven Mountain West football teams will be done with their bowl games.

On the first weekend, the league went 2-2 in bowl games with Utah State and Air Force winning, and Nevada and Colorado State losing.

Not trying to brag, but I went 4-0 in my MW bowl picks, so here are two more to bring you into Christmas.

Poinsettia Bowl: San Diego State (7-5) vs. Navy 7-5), 7:30 p.m. MT Dec. 23 (ESPN)

A home game for San Diego State, and its fifth straight bowl game. Prior to that, the Aztecs played in only five bowl games over the previous 43 years.

San Diego State was first in the MW in total defense (337.6 yards per game) and scoring defense (20.1 points per game). It also was pretty solid against the run (145.6 ypg). Navy led the country in rushing (345.1 ypg) in its option-oriented offense.

San Diego State is somewhat used to playing against the option having faced and beaten Air Force earlier this season. Look for some trick plays from both teams, and the Aztecs to win a close one. San Diego State 23, Navy 17.

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2013-14 bowl schedule

This season’s college bowl game schedule is out, and the Mountain West has six bowl ties — one more than last year.

The bowls are: New Mexico, Las Vegas, Famous Idaho Potato, Hawaii, Poinsettia and Armed Forces.

The new edition is the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho, which the Western Athletic Conference had a tie with last year.

Here is the link to the complete bowl list:

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