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OBNUG Pick 'Em Contest: Eliminator picks for Week Eight

We are into week 8 of this season and we are now down to only 10 players with correct entries through the first 7 weeks. Here are the lucky 10:

  • Drew Roberts
  • wrrolling
  • bronconationeast
  • Yamani_luvbsu
  • well versed
  • LoneSausages
  • Jennifer Nguyen
  • Majormike53
  • BleedBlue

Will we have someone make it through the season perfect? I'm already out of it and am just playing for pride now but I'm taking this pick to the bank:

Oregon State over Utah

The Beavers have been good this year. Too bad they weren't like this 2 years ago.

ELIMINATOR: Come play games with us!

I was happy to see that I still had Oregon State available to pick. Mike Riley has done a great job this year with his team. I would love(!) to see them upset Oregon down the stretch. I think they are a lock to take out the fledgling Utes this week, especially at home.

Nick was eliminated in Week Four

Previous Nick picks: Utah, TCU, Washington, Air Force, BYU, Nevada, San Diego State



LaTech over Idaho

I have been waiting for this no-brainer for weeks. Do you know how nice it is to not have to use your brain in Eliminator? So nice. Pit the nation's leading pinball offense against the nation's leading losers, and it is going to be a recipe for disaster - sweet, delicious, lopsided disaster. What kind of disaster are we talking about? Idaho is currently a 30-point underdog, and that line could probably go up five or 10 points.

Kevan was eliminated in Week Two.

Previous Kevan picks: Air Force, UNLV, Washington State, Utah State, Nevada, Fresno State, San Diego State



Washington over Arizona

This one is far from a gimme and hopefully the Huskies will keep me alive in the eliminator pool. UW has been kinda up and down, but I think they'll be able to put away Arizona. UW still has Warren Moon, right?

Previous Drew picks: Stanford, TCU, Oregon, Boise State, Fresno State, Louisiana Tech, San Diego State


Wanna play?

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.

Enter your weekly pick into the Eliminator form.

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.

  • (22) Boise State vs. UNLV
  • Air Force vs. New Mexico
  • Fresno State vs. Wyoming
  • Hawaii vs. BYE
  • Nevada vs. San Diego State
  • San Diego State at Nevada
  • UNLV at (22) Boise State
  • Wyoming at Fresno State
  • Idaho at Louisiana Tech
  • (23) TCU vs. (17) Texas Tech
  • BYU at (5) Notre Dame
  • Utah at (8) Oregon State
  • Louisiana Tech vs. Idaho
  • Utah State vs. New Mexico
  • Washington at Arizona
  • Washington State vs BYE
  • (3) Oregon at Arizona State
  • (8) Oregon State vs. Utah
  • (20) Stanford at California

See some winners there? Of course you do. Enter your pick in the spreadsheet and share your team du jour in the comments.