We have a short week this week which is kind of nice coming off the bye week previously. I can't wait to see how Southwick progresses in the game against BYU.
We are into our 4th week of the season already and it feels like it just started. We have 37 people who are still 3-0 with their picks. We also have a couple who are actively trying for a losing streak, but it's not as easy as picking Idaho each week, Xavier Malawi, as you can only pick each team once!
So far so good with my picks and I'm feeling confident again this week. I'm taking this to the bank:
Air Force over UNLV
UNLV is winless this year and should stay that way
Looking over the games this week was a little frustrating. I wanted to pick Wyoming to beat Idaho but just couldn't put my trust in a 0-3 Wyoming team. I do think that Air Force's option attack should have no problem with a terrible UNLV team.
Previous Nick picks: Utah, TCU, Washington
Utah State over Colorado State
I would have never made this pick after week one when Colorado State was fresh off a win over a Pac-12 team. But that Pac-12 team was Colorado, and as further weeks have shown us, anyone can beat Colorado - even you, me, and Drew and eight other OBNUG readers. That, plus Colorado State losing to an FCS team or two, and this week's game versus Utah State is as easy to pick as they get. Give me Utah State a million times out of a million. May my one-week winning streak continue!
Kevan was eliminated in Week Two.
Previous Kevan picks: Air Force, UNLV, Washington State
Boise State over BYU
Since I've been taking the coward's way out and picking all gimmes thus far, I'm going to summon all of my courage to take Boise State straight up over BYU. Don't make a fool of me, Broncos.
Previous Drew picks: Stanford, TCU, Oregon
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.
- (24) Boise State vs BYU
- Air Force at UNLV
- Fresno State at Tulsa
- Hawaii vs Nevada
- Nevada vs Hawaii
- New Mexico at New Mexico State
- San Diego State vs San Jose State
- UNLV vs Air Force
- Wyoming at Idaho
- Idaho vs Wyoming
- (17) TCU vs Virginia
- BYU at (24) Boise State
- Utah at Arizona State
- Louisiana Tech vs Illinois
- Utah State at Colorado State
vs. BYE(ed's note: updated)
- Washington State vs Colorado (ed's note: updated)
- (3) Oregon vs. (22) Arizona
- Oregon State at (19) UCLA
(9) Stanford vs. BYE
See some winners there? Of course you do. Enter your pick in the spreadsheet and share your team du jour in the comments.