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Who's Betting on Boise State: Week 12

Each week that I'm not doing something else, I scour the interwebs to find out which college football experts pick Boise State to win, and which ones suck farts. This week: UNLV at Boise State.

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Campus Insiders

Robert Judin must think Boise State has hit their stride and taken something away from all those learning moments, because he has BSU pulling off a 50 burger. Mmmmmmm, fifty burger.

Prediction: Boise State 52, UNLV 27

Mountain West Connection

If Palandech can duplicate last week’s numbers, and the Rebels focus on the run game, they should leave Boise with their fifth victory and one win away from being bowl eligible.

No prediction on this one, but I'm willing to bet this guy's breath smells like gray water.

Las Vegas Review Journal

This is a pretty good preview, as it breaks down advantages by position. One thing I think I disagree with is this:

Boise State’s top three linebackers, Ben Weaver, Tanner Vallejo and Darren Lee, have combined for 14.5 tackles for loss this season. That’s how many UNLV’s Tau Lotulelei has made on his own this year. Lotulelei’s fellow backer Ryan McAleenan has made 3.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage this season.

We just like sharing more! Also, Lotulelei hasn't met Mr. Yakoo, who likes to stop people from touching his quarterback.

Prediction: BOISE STATE 47, UNLV 23

Bleechr Reeport

I really am getting tired of Bleacher Report. Besides having an annoying popup video every time you visit the site, this is the article that came up first in my search.

It's from 2012.

I hope DJ Harper has a good game!

Oh, wait... here it is.

Prediction: Boise State 49, UNLV 20

Athlon Sports

Interesting analysis of each run defense. Which one will break first?

While both units have decent numbers overall, both have struggled at times. Boise State held each of its first four opponents to fewer than 100 rushing yards, but surrendered a massive 382 yards on 61 carries against New Mexico in Week 5. While the Lobos rank among the nation’s best in rushing offense, Boise State has allowed at least 215 rushing yards in three consecutive games, including 234 yards on 32 carries last week against Hawaii  (season-worst 7.3 ypc). The previous week, San Jose State averaged 6.6 yards on 33 attempts.

UNLV suffered its own slump earlier this season when San Diego State, Hawaii and Colorado State each ran for at least 229 yards. However, the Rebels have played better over their last two games, limiting San Jose State and Wyoming to fewer rushing yards (132 and 151, respectively) and a lower yards per carry average (3.1 and 4.7) than Boise State allowed to each team earlier this season.

Prediction: Boise State 45, UNLV 21


For those of you who like to put your money where your mouths are:

Boise State 46, UNLV 22.8