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Aztecs to face Broncos in duel of MWC heavyweights

From FOX Sports - October 13, 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP)Its been a long time since San Diego State has played a game this meaningful.

Beating Stanford and Arizona State of the Pac-12 in consecutive weeks was a nice accomplishment.

Beating Boise State on Saturday night would be much bigger for the No. 19 Aztecs, the two-time defending Mountain West Conference champions who would love to grab the Group of Fives automatic bid to the New Years Six bowl games.

The Aztecs (6-0, 2-0) of the West Division havent played Boise State (3-2, 1-0) of the Mountain Division since 2014. The Broncos didnt make it to the conference championship game when the Aztecs won it the last two years, so this will give SDSU a chance to see how it measures up against the conferences most recognizable team.

Were taking this game like its the championship game because its big for us, SDSU star running back Rashaad Penny said.

Penny said the Aztecs didnt want each other wearing any blue or orange during the week.

No disrespect to them; theyre a great team and all. But weve been wanting them for so long. And now that were getting a shot to get them I think we have to take advantage of it. We have to come out hard and fast just to prove a point that were the leader of the Group of Five and were here to take the Mountain West as we did the last two years. Its going to be exciting.

Here are some things to look for when the undefeated Aztecs host the Broncos:

HISTORY: The Aztecs are looking to go 7-0 for the first time since 1975, when they won their first eight before losing their last three.

SDSU is 20-2 in its last 22 games against MWC teams.

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