SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Once the celebration subsided following San Diego State's 20-17 defeat of Stanford last Saturday night, the Aztecs were left with no time to reflect on the accomplishment.
The Mountain West opener awaits two-time defending conference champion San Diego State, which is eager to move forward after a pair of wins against Pac-12 opponents. The Aztecs play Air Force in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday.
"We're playing an Air Force team that is more aggressive on defense as far as blitzing and stunting than either (Stanford or Arizona State) were," said Aztecs coach Rocky Long, whose team jumped into the rankings this week at No. 22.