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OBNUG Pick 'Em Contest: Eliminator picks for Week Thirteen

We only have two weeks left in the competition and we're still holding at nine people strong that are unblemished.
  • wrrolling
  • bronconationeast
  • Yamani_luvbsu
  • well versed
  • LoneSausages
  • Jennifer Nguyen
  • Majormike53
  • BleedBlue

We're working on figuring out the tie breaker for next week since not all of you will have a team left to pick.

As for this week, I'm still mad at Oregon for not only losing and screwing me up again in this contest, but also giving Alabama a shot to play of the title again. Unbelievable.

Utah State over Idaho

There's nothing better than looking through your available teams to pick and finding out that that one of them is picking Idaho, especially coming off a loss. Utah State is having an amazing year sitting at 9-2 and just coming off a big win over a then ranked Louisiana Tech. I have high hopes for a high score against Idaho.

Nick was eliminated in Week Four and again in Week Twelve.

Previous Nick picks: Utah, TCU, Washington, Air Force, BYU, Nevada, San Diego State, Oregon State, Louisiana Tech, Stanford, Boise State, Oregon



Washington over Washington State

Were it not for UNLV losing to Northern Arizona in Week Two, I would be perfect on the year. Although, that's not entirely true. Had I been carrying an unbeaten streak any longer than three weeks, I probably would have panicked and chosen Hawaii to beat someone they had no business beating (no offense to those of you who did choose Hawaii at some point this year). So while I've technically been a loser for 95 percent of the season, I'm being a loser with flair.

Somehow, some way, I still have Washington as a free team, so I will take them in the Apple Cup over Wazzu. My alternative was New Mexico over Colorado State, and boy am I glad I don't have to go there.

Kevan was eliminated in Week Two.

Previous Kevan picks: Air Force, UNLV, Washington State, Utah State, Nevada, Fresno State, San Diego State, Louisiana Tech, Oregon, Stanford, BYU, Boise State



I have no legitimate teams left and I've already been eliminated, so how 'bout a wishful thinking airball?

Wyoming over San Diego State

Since we beat Wyoming by 31 and were beaten by San Diego, this one is not happening. But,'d be cool if it did because this happening plus Fresno failing to stop the triple option of Air Force would mean that Boise State could clinch the MWC title (solo) by beating Nevada. "In our dreams we enter a world entirely our own..." -Albus Dumbledore

Drew was eliminated in Week Eight and again in Week Nine.

Previous Drew picks: Stanford, TCU, Oregon, Boise State, Fresno State, Louisiana Tech, San Diego State, Washington, Oregon State, Utah State, BYU, Air Force


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 17 teams to pick from this week.

  • Boise State vs. BYE
  • Air Force at Fresno State
  • Fresno State vs. Air Force
  • Hawaii vs. UNLV
  • Nevada at BYE
  • San Diego State at Wyoming
  • UNLV at Hawaii
  • Wyoming vs. San Diego State
  • Idaho at Utah State
  • TCU at (16) Texas
  • BYU at New Mexico State
  • Utah at Colorado
  • Louisiana Tech at San Jose State
  • Utah State vs. Idaho
  • (25) Washington at Washington State
  • Washington State vs. (25) Washington
  • (5) Oregon at (15) Oregon State
  • (15) Oregon State vs. (5) Oregon
  • (8) Stanford at (17) UCLA

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