OBNUG Pick 'Em: Week 9 Winners and Week 10 Games

After two straight weeks with no Boise State game in the Pick 'Em, the Broncos return for Week 10, complete with a three-touchdown spread over a conference opponent. Back to business as usual, I guess.

A Boise State welcome and some Week Nine congratulations are in order after the jump, as well as my take on the TCU-Utah game and how its handling may impact the Broncos in coming years. If you think WAC Sports Network is a bad shake, you might want to keep reading.

This week's games, last week's winner, and the complete standings are after the jump. Click the link directly below to fill in your picks for Week 10.

Week 10 Pick 'Em Pick Sheet

Woe to Mountain West fans

TCU and Utah match up this weekend in a game to decide the Mountain West title and be used as fodder against anyone who suggests that Boise State should be ranked higher.

Where can you catch this matchup of Top 5 teams that has national title implications? Anonymous old CBS College Sports - not the less anonymous Versus, which the MWC TV contract also has. Now Versus may not be near the level of distribution as an ESPN, but to my knowledge it is on most major cable carriers and even included in their base cable packages, which means you may not even need a digital box to access it. 

Since this perplexed me so much, I decided to check and see what was so pressing that was airing on Versus this Saturday at 2:30 MST and forcing the MWC to exile its Game of the Year to CBSCS. The answer: Penn at Princeton. Yep, looks like the Ivy League gets preference over the Mountain West on Versus.

We already know the MWC TV contract is less than optimal being comprised of Versus, CBS College Sports, and the Mtn, but this is extremely disheartening for the future. Versus is the network with the most widespread distribution, and if the MWC can't figure out how to get their most high profile game each week on Versus, then it's especially troubling. There is no excuse for this. 

So, Bronco fans, let's enjoy the remaining 2010 schedule and ESPN's coverage because it's going to be a long time before Boise State gets this type of TV exposure again.

Week 9 Winner

We had a four-way tie for first this week with four users going 7-1 on the week.

  • DARTHPROPHET
  • EGNOWIT
  • RUSU
  • RYANVM
However, the winner of week 9 with a tiebreaker guess of 59 was RYANVM. Congratulations, sir. 

Week 10 Games

After a two-week layoff of picking Boise State games, the Broncos are back with an especially tricky spread this week.

#4 TCU at #6 Utah (+4.5)

Pick: TCU

Utah had a close game in their first real test against Air Force last week.

Washington at #1 Oregon (-35.5)

Pick: Oregon

Oregon's last test could be Oregon State in the Civil War since Locker is out for this game.

#5 Alabama at #12 LSU (+6.5)

Pick: Alabama

How great would it be if LSU won this game? Pollsters wouldn't know what to do with them.

#22 Baylor at #19 Oklahoma St. (-7.5)

Pick: Oklahoma St.

How lucky is TCU that Baylor is good this year? Proof that scheduling is a crap shoot.

New Mexico St. at Utah St. (-17.5)

Pick: Utah St.

New Mexico state is coming off a win, but surely this game shouldn't be close.

Fresno St. at Louisiana Tech (+1.5)

Pick: Louisiana Tech

LaTech showed some fight last week. I like them with the extended layoff and being at home.

#25 Nevada at Idaho (+11.5)

Pick: Nevada

Idaho needs to win three games become bowl eligible. This could impact Boise State if the BCS snubs them and the H-Bowl won't let them out since they don't have Idaho to fall back on it. It could happen.

Hawaii at #2 Boise St. (-21.5)

Pick: Hawaii

This spread is way too high for my liking. This game scares me. I hope I'm wrong.

Overall Standings

Here are the overall standings with the lowest week dropped including 0 wins for missed weeks. And if you see duplicate user names, let me know in the comments.

User Name W L
BROW7237 47 25
EGNOWIT 46 27
NERDGLASSES 46 24
TOOMUCHYOUNG 46 24
TITORAY 45 27
KILLTACULAR 45 26
MREFFICIENCY 43 29
MOUNTNGROWN 42 28
MESSS17 42 30
LONESAUSAGES 42 30
EAST BOISE SKYLINE 42 28
SOCALBSUFAN 41 29
TITANBRONCO 40 30
D_SUMMIT 40 32
GREEKPADRE 40 30
MIKRINO 40 26
JAHKASS 39 25
JOE BOB PRIDDY 39 32
BSOM 39 27
THESHREWDONE 39 31
RIVERRUNSBYIT 39 31
RED IVAN 38 32
BUCKY BRONCO 38 33
ETTGUY 38 33
GPMIKESMITH 37 33
LOQUEBSU 37 33
RYANVM 37 33
SPUDSFAN 37 35
TREK7K 37 29
TWITCHDOG 37 33
THEGLOAMING 36 34
JRIG 36 34
MARKTGARTEN 36 28
DUKE02DEUCE 36 35
FLYFISHFERG 36 35
BELEXES 36 34
BLEEDBLUE 36 34
THENIGHTMANCOMETH 35 35
RANDOMTASK 35 27
NPOW81 34 38
GOBLUEBRONCS 33 39
BSUBUFF 33 33
FIRST_DOWN 32 41
BRONCO_BLAZE 31 31
MIKEGREGG 31 33
MOSCOW MUTILATORS 30 34
BLOWMAGE 30 32
CAMDIZZLE 30 32
THE COLLINATOR 30 32
CBKAY 29 42
FORUM8USA 29 34
MYDADTEACHESATBSU 29 39
KRAZYNLUCKY 28 34
KEVANLEE932 27 37
JRAS31 27 31
SPECTRUMMAGIC 27 35
KELLEN'S80'SHAIRCUT 26 36
MAGNANIMOUS MATT 26 36
LONDONLETMEDOWN 26 36
AVI HOMPSO 26 36
MUXTER 25 37
NACHOTAY 25 40
PEADIDDY 25 46
HISCORE 25 31
TURFTOEJOE 25 39
RYNEBECKER84 24 40
MOOREBRONCOS 24 38
BOISE3981 24 38
FINLOOPIO 24 46
BSUFLYBOY 24 40
GIVEMESOMEMOORE 23 39
DUFFMANA 23 35
ANDERJOSH 23 39
MKINGERY 23 39
GRINDHOUSE 23 39
I_THOUGHT_THE_COCAIN 23 39
JETSROCKETVICTORY 23 35
SURBER 23 39
TRICITYBRONCO 23 37
MIKETHETRANSPLANT 22 40
BOISEFANSINCE98 22 40
GLANZMAN 22 32
BUBBLE SCREEN TO BUR 22 40
BOIBLUE 21 42
POLYNIKES57 21 41
JAYWESTON 21 50
SCRAPPYMCFIESTY 21 41
SEABRONCO 21 38
STATUELEFT 21 50
SPAYNEUTER 20 41
BLUETWO 20 43
BLEEDBLUE75 20 42
FUTURE_DEMAGOGUE 20 43
BLUEANDORANGE1 19 44
OJ'S BRONCO 19 39
PRESTONTHOMSON 18 44
NOEL.DIGGITY 18 45
**DRD** 18 45
CAPTAINBRONCO 18 44
THE HOUT 18 45
SUMMITKOPP 17 54
BOBIPS 17 46
NJKROES 17 48
HKYSTAR35 17 46
KBOI_J 16 49
DIRTYMULE 16 46
BMC1983 15 44
HUSKER_NUTT 15 48
KEVANLEE 14 57
KEVASH325 14 51
MAGIC823 14 57
MHIGBEE 14 47
BRONCOCNORB 14 49
RUSU 14 57
ZANDERSON 14 48
BUBBLE SCREEN TO BURROUGHS 13 50
FRESHBREFF 12 59
BRONCOTWIN253 12 59
APPLESHAMPOOID 12 50
MAGNANIMOUS M@TT 12 51
KY. COL. SHIBLEY 12 46
JAMARAY 12 51
OBNUG LORD OF LURKER 10 51
PRETENDHUMAN 10 55
BRONCO JAKE 10 52
DARTHPROPHET 10 61
DIRTJUMP132 9 53
BLU BLOOD 9 62
PHARMERROB17 9 53
I_THOUGHT_THE_COCAINE_WAS_GUM 9 62
WHJDMUM 9 62
RJOHNSON_JL 8 51
GSCHEIFE 8 55
PAC 10 ALUM 8 63
BERKLEYAN 8 55
BSUBLUE 8 57
BUSTERBRONC 8 50
DOWN 8 55
CHUMPY 7 55
AZBRONCOFAN 7 55
BAD_DUDE 7 56
ADSCOTTAM 7 55
BRONCOFEVER 6 57
BRONCOS=NC! 6 57
BUCKET T 6 57
OBNUG INTERN 6 56
KENTMSC 6 57
VANDAL HATER 6 57
WSANDERSON 5 58
REFLECTIVITY 5 57
GPMIKESMITH` 5 58
JASONHABERMAN 5 58
PRESTIGEWORLDWIDE_BO 5 57
MAJORMIKE53 5 58
BSOOVERU 5 57
7398JACOB 5 57
ABOMBWS 5 58
ACASH83 5 57
DIRTYBRONCOBIRD 4 59
DKP 4 59
FARMERBOY 4 58
MAGNUM2199 4 59
LIONSFAN20BS 4 58
RED4USMC 4 58
ROCK HOPPER 4 59
SPUDNIC 3 60
SW337 3 60
PDMARTIN86 3 60
CEXEKO 3 59
BUSTERSBFF 3 59
I_THOUGHT_THE_COCAINE_WAS_GUM 3 60
BECKARIGBY 3 60
CAMDON KAY 2 61
GWALLER 2 61
ZELF112 2 61
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