Last week was an interesting week in college football with a number of ranked teams falling. Some of those losses took out some Eliminator picks including Kevan who had picked UNLV to beat Northern Arizona. In fact the UNLV pick took out a whopping 32 people. We're down to 43 people who are 2-0 through 2 weeks.
Well this week, I'm sticking with my strategy of just trying to survive in these earlier weeks. With that in mind, I'm taking this to the bank:
Washington over Portland State
This is a lock or else someone should be fired.
Picking Washington seems like a good middle of the road pick. On one hand, they should easily win this game against an FCS team. On the other hand, I have no clue how good they'll be in conference play and I'm happy to get them out of the way this week. Now don't make me look stupid Sarkisian!
Previous Nick picks: Utah, TCU
Washington State over UNLV
The Runnin' Rebels pulled a fast one on me last week, making me think they could handle a Big Sky team at home and then absolutely not handling said Big Sky team. The lesson: Never trust UNLV - a lesson I will fully embrace this week by picking their opponent, the almost-equally underwhelming Washington State Cougars. I tell you, there is freedom in being eliminated from Eliminator in Week Two. I am a loose cannon of picking, starting now. No one else should pick Washington State if they know what is good for them, unless you have a UNLV vendetta like I do.
On a semi-related note, if this were a bizarro Eliminator contest, I would place all the money in the world on Idaho at LSU.
Kevan was eliminated in Week Two.
Previous Kevan picks: Air Force, UNLV
Oregon over Tennessee Tech
I'd be surprised if Oregon didn't hang 70 (at least) on Tennesee Tech. They say fortune favors the brave...but I'm not brave enough to pick anything but another gimme this week. Ducks roll.
Previous Drew picks: Stanford, TCU
The OBNUG Eliminator challenge is open to anyone and everyone who knows how to use a Google document or begs us really hard in the comments to use a Google document for them.
One big rule: You can't pick the same team twice.
Additional rules are 1) don't cheat and screw with the spreadsheet, 2) make your picks before your game starts, 3) keep playing as long as you want after you pick wrong. All other rules are meaningless to the extent that I cannot remember them now.
Winner gets a free Deuce Brand watch.
Pick. Survive. Gloat. Enjoy.
We will be playing this for 14 weeks so we have selected a list of 20 teams to pick from. These include all Mountain West teams as well as a selection of regional teams and, for those who love making bad decisions, Idaho.
|Boise State||Air Force||Fresno State||Hawaii||Nevada|
|New Mexico||San Diego State||UNLV||Wyoming||Idaho|
|TCU||BYU||Utah||Louisiana Tech||Utah State|
|Washington||Washington State||Oregon||Oregon State||Stanford|
This Week's Games
There are a total of 18 teams to pick from this week.
- Boise State vs Miami (OH)
Air Force vs. BYE
- Fresno State vs. Colorado
- Hawaii vs Lamar
- Nevada vs Northwestern State
- New Mexico at Texas Tech
- San Diego State vs North Dakota
- UNLV vs Washington State
- Wyoming vs Cal Poly
- Idaho at (3) LSU
- (16) TCU at Kansas
- (25) BYU at Utah
Utah vs BYU
- Louisiana Tech vs Rice
- Utah State at Wisconsin
- Washington vs. Portland State
- Washington State at UNLV
- (4) Oregon vs. Tennessee Tech
Oregon State vs. BYE
- (21) Stanford vs. (2) USC
See some winners there? Of course you do. Enter your pick in the spreadsheet and share your team du jour in the comments.