Pregame Warm-Up Game Day: Week 11


It’s Saturday!  That means College Football, food and alcohol.  I’ll be doing all 3 today in Columbia, MO as I watch my Missouri Tigers face the K-State Wildcats.  This is going to start a string of 3 straight Mizzou games I will attend.  This week, then we are traveling up to Ames, IA next Saturday for Iowa State and then the Kansas Jayhawks and Tigers face off at Arrowhead Stadium on Nov 27.  Enough about my obsession with the Tigers.  Here are some games to watch today and my weak predictions for each of them.  Comment if you will, I’ll comment when I get home.

COLUMBIA, MISSOURI - OCTOBER 23: Missouri Tigers fans swarm the field after upsetting the Oklahoma Sooners at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on October 23, 2010 in Columbia, Missouri. The Tigers beat the Sooners 36-27. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Southern Miss @ UCF  I like the Knights to take a high scoring C-USA battle, 38-28 UCF.

K-State @ Missouri I’m worried about Daniel Thomas gashing the Tigers for big yards today, but I’m rolling with Mizzou 35-24.

Virginia Tech @ North Carolina  Hokies and Tar Heels have been playing well lately, this should be a good one, I’ll take the Tar Heels 24-20.

San Diego State @ TCU  I’m going out on a limb here, TCU won’t lose, but SDSU will keep it close.  TCU 31-20.

Texas A&M @ Baylor Points, Points and more points in this game.  RG3 is a freak for Baylor and Tannehill has been a great change for TAMU.  I like TAMU 41-30.

South Carolina @ Florida I’m not sure what to think of Florida, so I will pick them here.  Gators 30-27.

Mississippi State @ Alabama I like the Bulldogs this season, but I don’t see them winning today. Bama takes it, 24-17.

Oklahoma State @ Texas Okie State is ridiculously good at scoring points and Texas’ D isn’t good at stopping teams.  Cowboys roll 42-27.

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WAC Report: Week 11


Week 11 WAC Preview:

The most impressive thing about the Bronco’s 42-7 win over Hawaii was not that they scored 42, but that they only allowed 7 points to the number 1 passing offense in the league.  Boise has an easier task this week against their cross state rivals when they play the Vandals.

The big conference game of the week is in Fresno as the Bulldogs host the Wolfpack of Nevada in a late kickoff at 10:30 ET.  Fresno St.’s defense will face its toughest test of the year so far as Nevada has the 2nd ranked offense in the nation.  Right now the Wolfpack sit at 21 in both the coach’s and the AP pole, but a big win on the road could help them and the conference move up in the eyes of the voters and make the Thanksgiving Day Weekend matchup with Boise St. all that more interesting.

In other conference action:  look for LA Tech and Utah St. to both win on the road against New Mexico St. and San Jose St. respectively.

Weekly Tid Bit:

Interesting how TCU’s big win over Utah was given so much more press than Boise’s win over Hawaii.  Don’t get me wrong, I do think it’s a bigger win, but it is still baffling for a team like Boise to be so impressive week in and week out and still getting ‘leap-frogged’ by other teams….oh, and VA Tech is back on top of the ACC in case anyone is wondering.

Conference Standings:

Team                           Conference                 Overall

Boise St.                             4-0                                       8-0

Hawaii                                 5-1                                       7-3

Fresno St.                           4-1                                       6-2

Nevada                               3-1                                       8-1

Louisiana Tech                  2-3                                       3-6

Idaho                                   1-3                                       4-5

Utah St.                              1-4                                       3-6

New Mexico St.                1-4                                       2-8

San Jose St.                       0-4                                       1-8

Written by Rusty Pettit. Follow him on Twitter @isbnrustypettit.

Gameday: Week 10


It’s week 10, and I still have horrible internet service!  Thanks Time Warner Cable.  Since I am posting this from my Blackberry, let’s dive right into the top games and a few storylines to keep an eye on. 

Baylor looks to continue their magical season this week in Stillwater, OK.  The Bears face a Cowboys team that will get their top playmaker back in Justin Blackmon.  Look for a lot of points to e scored in this game and a few mind blowing plays by RG-3.  I like Bears to win a tight one.  If Baylor does win this game, look for their confidence to skyrocket and be a big time contender in the Big 12 South.

The Arizona Wildcats head to Stanford for a battle with The Cardinal.  This game has the potential to be a very good one.  One thing to keep an eye on is the Stanford defense getting pressure on a self proclaimed 100% healthy Nick Foles.  If they can get to Foles at all, Stanford should be in good shape to pull out the W.

The Razorbacks and Gamecocks square off in Columbia, SC in an SEC inter-division battle.  Look for points to be scored in bunches, but if the Gamecock secondary can coax Arky QB Ryan Mallett into a mistake or 2, that could be the difference.  The loss of WR Greg Childs for the Razorbacks is huge, but they have weapons to spare.  I like the Razorbacks to outscore the Gamecocks.

Baton Rouge, LA is the site off a huge SEC West battle, as the Alabama Crimson Tide face the LSU Tigers.  This game features some big time, future NFL talent.  The LSU defense is loaded with players that will head to the next level, Patrick Peterson, Kelvin Sheppard and Drake Nevis to name a few.  Those talents on the Tiger Defense will battle with top prospects like: Julio Jones, Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson.  Bama, in my opinion, has too much on both sides of the ball for this game to be close.  I like the Crimson Tide to take this game easily, simply because LSU can’t score.

The biggest game of the week has to be the Mountain West battle between TCU and Utah.  This is an elimination game, as the loser has no shot to make the BCS.  I like both these teams a lot, TCU’s speed is unrivaled and Utah is about as complete of a team as their is.  I know that TCU is 0-3 in Salt Lake City and Utah is a great team, but I like TCU to take a very tight game, it’s gonna come down to the last possesion. 

Other games to keep an eye on:

Maryland @ Miami

Navy @ ECU

Hawaii @ Boise State

MWC Report: Week 7


MWC week 6 pack it in, welcome week 7

With week 6 in the books already, this 2010 FBS season is going by quickly, next thing you know its bowl season already; can we halt this a bit so we can enjoy it before you know it football is gone from us again. Anyway, there were a couple surprises last week in the MWC and a majority of “yeah I knew that would happen” type of games; like the New Mexico and New Mexico State game, like I said don’t expect any offense in that game.

The Class Act in the MWC
TCU HORNED FROGS currently ranked 4th in the nation, they can thank Alabama for their lost and better TCU’s chances of a possible bid in the title game. They have an upcoming 3 game stretch that’ll be their meat of the schedule, they can tough it out and win out, who knows what’ll happen within the BCS Rankings. They welcome BYU this week, play 23rd ranked Air Force following week and got a date with another MWC powerhouse 11th ranked Utah, none are easy outs for the Horned Frogs. They’re currently the top ranked defense in the nation, 2nd in points allowed with 10.2 ppg and just had back to back shutouts to extend their regular season winning streak to 19. They are playing at home this week where they have outscored their opponents 152-17.

DALLAS - SEPTEMBER 24: Safety Tejay Johnson  of the TCU Horned Frogs celebrates his touchdown pass interception with Tank Carder  in the fourth quarter against the SMU Mustangs at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on September 24, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Week 6 recap
• Colorado State – 27 @ Air Force – 49
• Wyoming – 0 @ TCU – 45
• UNLV – 10 @ West Virginia – 49
• SDSU – 21 @ BYU – 24
• UTAH – 68 @ Iowa State – 27
• New Mexico – 14 @ New Mexico State – 16

WEEK 6 STANDOUT PLAYERS
• Colorado State – RB – Leonard Mason 22car 139yds 1td
• Air Force – RB – Asher Clark 17car 125yds 1td
• Air Force – WR – Zach Kauth 3rec 85yds 2td
• TCU – QB – Andy Dalton 14-17 270yds 3tds
• TCU – RB – Ed Wesley 17car 115yds 1td
• TCU – rushed as a team for a total of 305yds
• SDSU – QB – Ryan Lindley 20-34 220yds 3tds 1int
• SDSU – WR – Vincent Brown 6rec 101yds 1td
• BYU – RB – JJ Di Luigi 22car 134yds 1td
• BYU – RB – Bryan Kariya 22car 85yds 2tds
• UTAH – RB – Eddie Wide 13car 71yds 2td 4rec 46yds 1td
• UTAH – QB – Jordan Wynn 23-31 325yds 2td 1int
• UTAH – WR – DeVonte Christopher 6rec 124yds 1td

WEEK 7 GAMES:

UNLV @ Colorado State – if the Rams RB Mason can continue to run well, I’ll take the Rams in this one. UNLV QB Omar Clayton should keep this one interesting though but at home, Rams come out with the victory. UNLV – 17 @ CSU – 27

(11) Utah @ Wyoming – what are the chances for Wyoming to face TCU one week only to follow it up against Utah. Wyoming can play for pride, as I don’t think they’ll score a touchdown in this game neither. Look for Utah to get another blowout in as QB Wynn takes care of business, early and often. Utah – 52 Wyoming – 0

BYU @ (4) TCU – back to back shutouts and TCU is at home where they’ve outscored their opponents 152-17; yes I like their chances of winning another game to extend their regular season winning streak to 20, Dalton and Wesley will take care of business, easily. BYU – 14 @ TCU – 47

December 31, 2008: .Air Force TB Asher Clark #17 in action during the NCAA Football game between the Houston Cougars and the Air Force Falcons at the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Ft. Worth, TX. Houston defeated Air Force 34-28. Manny Flores/CSM Photo via Newscom

(23) Air Force @ San Diego State – I believe San Diego State got upset last week in the hands of BYU, look for a bounce back game but it wont come easy as the Falcons potent rushing attack will be a hard out for San Diego State. This should be a shootout with the home team coming out on top in this one. Aztec RB Ronnie Hillman will definitely have a bounce back game. AIR FORCE – 31 @ SDSU – 42

Written by Brandon “Bee” Salamat.  Follow him on Twitter @TruGentleman808.

PGWU Power Poll: Week 7


Last week brought us some shake ups in the week 7 Power Poll.  Here is a look at how the Pregame Warm-Up Crew ranks the Top 15 this week.

1. Oregon Ducks 112 points (five 1st place)

2. Ohio State Buckeyes 108 points (one 1st place)

3. Boise State Broncos 106 points (one 1st place)

4. Nebraska Cornhuskers 93 points (one 1st place)

5. TCU Horned Frogs 90 points

6. Alabama Crimson Tide 71 points

7. Auburn Tigers 69 points

8. South Carolina Gamecocks 63 points

9. Oklahoma Sooners 61 points

10. LSU Tigers 57 points

11. Utah Utes 36 points

12. Michigan State Spartans 34 points

13. Arkansas Razorbacks 14 points

14. Iowa Hawkeyes 11 points

15. Stanford Cardinal 10 points

Others Receiving Points:   Florida State Seminoles 8 points, Missouri Tigers 6 points, Arizona Wildcats 5 points, Nevada Wolfpack 5 points, Michigan Wolverines 2 points

PGWU Power Poll: Week 6


Every week the writers at Pregame Warm-Up will get together for our top 15 schools, or as we like to call it, the “Power Poll”. Each individual writer gives their top 15, then we assign the 1st place team 15 points all the way down to the 15th place team with 1 point. The points are combined and here is how week 6 ended up:

  1. 1. Alabama Crimson Tide- 88 points (five 1st place votes)
  2. 2. Oregon Ducks- 84 points (one 1st place vote)
  3. 3. Boise State Broncos- 67 points
  4. 3. Ohio State Buckeyes- 67 points
  5. 5. Nebraska Cornhuskers- 65 points
  6. 6. TCU Horned Frogs- 63 points
  7. 7. Oklahoma Sooners- 50 points
  8. 8. Auburn Tigers- 46 points
  9. 9. Utah Utes- 31 points
  10. 10. South Carolina Gamecocks- 26 points
  11. 11. Arizona Wildcats- 25 points
  12. 12. Arkansas Razorbacks- 21 points
  13. 12. LSU Tigers- 21 points
  14. 14. Michigan Wolverines- 20 points
  15. 15. Michigan State Spartans- 12 points

Others Receiving Points:      Iowa 8 points, Miami 6 points, Stanford 5 points, Missouri 4 points, Nevada 2 points, UCLA 1 point

Mountain West Conference Breakdown


 

 Week 5 is in the books in the 2010 FBS Season and there were a few surprises that occurred with some games.  A few notes for some MWC players; Andy Dalton (QB – TCU) is 4 wins above Kellen Moore (QB-Boise State) for active wins as a Quarterback. UNLV WR Philip Payne had a career game in a loss against Nevada.

Week 5 Game Re-Caps

 

Navy 6 – Air Force 14

               Although the score may seem low, the Falcons offense was a little to much for Navy to handle.  Air Force ran for 292 yards and brings a total of 8 straight games that they’ve out rushed their opponent.  The Falcons defense was stellar as well; holding Navy QB Ricky Dobbs without a rushing touchdown for the first time in his career (17 games). With that in mind Air Force has held each of their opponents scoreless in the 4th quarter; with Oregon being the only other team to do so (impressive).

TCU 27 – Colorado State 0

               Another week gone by and another victory for the BCS Busters TCU Horned Frogs.  The Rams were no match for TCU as they easily went away with this one, albeit it was pretty but a win is a win.  TCU has now outscored their opponents 50-7 in the 4th quarter in 2010.  They didn’t need much of Dalton in this one as the Horned Frogs racked up a season high 346 yards on the ground. 

UTEP 38 – NEW MEXICO 20

               Losing streak continues for the Lobos as they drop to 0-5 after a lost to UTEP.  It was a close game throughout the 1st half as the Lobos defense and special teams kept them in the game, but as the game went on they could no longer contain the Miners as they compiled 435 yards of total offense to 229 yards for New Mexico. 

BYU 16 – UTAH STATE 31

               Freshman QB Jake Heaps threw for 271 yards but took him 54 passes.  The Cougars were simply beat by big plays early on and could never recover, as this was quite surprising that Utah State were able to pull of the victory.  Things don’t get easier next week as the Cougars face the high-powered offense of San Diego State. 

WYOMING 20 – TOLEDO 15

               After going up 14-0 then midway thru the 3rd being up 20-0 the cowboys were able to withstand Toledo’s 4th quarter comeback as they hold on for the 5 point victory.  Wyoming improves its 2010 record to 2-3 and probably not looking forward to their week six date with the 5th ranked team in the nation TCU.

NEVADA 44 – UNLV 28

               This is a game UNLV would like to forget, as they had no answer to stop the Wolfpack’s running game.  Nevada was able to rack up 374 yards on the ground and score 5 touchdowns while at it.  Another thing is that UNLV didn’t allow Nevada to punt, not once.  UNLV WR Payne was the lone bright spot for the runnin’ rebels as he had 170 yards receiving. 

A LOOK AT THE WEEK 6 GAMES

 

Colorado State @ (25) AIR FORCE

               Can the Rams stop the Falcons rushing attack? I don’t think so as I see Air Force put up more than 14 points in this game.  Their at home, finally cracked the top 25 and look to prove they belong there with a strong game against inter-conference opponent Colorado State.  I see Air Force putting up more rushing yards than their opponent for the 9th straight game and literally run away with the win.

AIR FORCE 31 – COLORADO STATE 7

Wyoming @ (5) TCU

               It wasn’t pretty for QB Andy Dalton last week but the run game dominated the game and against the 114th ranked rush defense in Wyoming.  Another inter-conference game this week in the MWC, and another victory for the BCS Busters TCU Horned Frogs.  Look for RB Ed Wesley to run away with this one as he’s averaging an astounding 7.1 yards per rush, with Tucker providing another RB for Wyoming to worry about.  After a shutout last week, look for TCU to flirt with another one as Dalton and Wesley and the nations 3rd ranked defense take care of the Cowboys. 

TCU 46 – WYOMING 3

UNLV @ WEST VIRGINIA

               This will be the first time in schools history that UNLV will face off against a Big East opponent and they had to pick West Virginia, huh? UNLV will have their hands full all game long trying to stop speedy RB of WVU Noel Devine.  UNLV pulls up short with a late 2nd half surge once again as Devine and company come away with the victory.

WEST VIRGINIA 34 – UNLV 23

SAN DIEGO STATE @ BYU

               The Aztec’s are coming off a bye week and this high-powered offense is hoping the Cougars are not ready for what’s about to hit them.  The 7th best offense in the nation looks to manhandle the 101st ranked defense in the nation.  Come Saturday I’ll call this the Lindley and Hillman show with special guest at WR DeMarco Sampson as the Aztecs get an easy win on the road to go 1-0 in MWC play. 

SAN DIEGO STATE 52 – BYU 17

(10) UTAH @ IOWA STATE

               Coming off a bye, the Utes look to continue their undefeated season as they visit Iowa State.  Utah is currently 5-0 coming off a regular season bye and look to get that streak to 6 games.  QB Terrance Cain ranks 1st in the nation in pass efficiency being at 192.5.  As good as Utah is playing their going to look for their 1st victory over Iowa State as they came up short with the past 4 meetings.  I’m going with Cain and the Utes coming off a bye and continue to win out.

UTAH 34 – IOWA STATE 24

NEW MEXICO @ NEW MEXICO STATE

               This will be the 101st meeting between these inter-state rivals but this one shouldn’t be pretty.  I wouldn’t know what to expect from this game as both are bad on offense and defense; the plus side to this though is one of these schools will pick up their 1st victory of the season but things don’t look well for the Lobos as New Mexico State has won 3 straight games when they play at home.  Lets hope New Mexico Lobos can pull out the victory for their first win.

NEW MEXICO 17 – NEW MEXICO STATE 16

Written by Brandon “Bee” Salamat. Follow him on Twitter @TruGentleman808

Week 4 Power Poll


Every week the writers at Pregame Warm-Up will get together for our top 15 schools, or as we like to call it, the “Power Poll”.  Each individual writer gives their top 15, then we assign the 1st place team 15 points all the way down to the 15th place team with 1 point.  The points are combined and here is how week 4 ended up:

1. Alabama 74 points(4 1st place)   same as last week

2. Ohio State 70 points(1 first place)    same as last week

3. Oregon 65 points   one spot from last week

4. Boise State 61 points   one spot from last week

5. TCU 54 points   one spot from last week

6. Nebraska 46 points   ↑  four spots from last week

7. Oklahoma 45 points   ↓ two spots from last week

8. Arkansas 40 points   ↑  five spots from last week

9. Texas 38 points   ↓  one spot from last week

10. South Carolina 31 points   ↓   one spot from last week

11. Florida 17 points   ↔   same as last week

12. Utah 15 points   ↑   two spots from last week

13. LSU 10 points   ♦  New to the Power Poll

14t. Arizona 9 points   ♦   New to the Power Poll

14t. Wisconsin 9 points  ↓   two spots from last week

Others Receiving Points: Michigan 7 points, Stanford 6 points, Auburn 2 points, West Virginia 1 point

Inside the MWC Week 4


 

 With the big dogs of the MWC winning their respected games this past weekend and alongside Idaho, the MWC didn’t put up much of a fight.  Got some big games going into week 4 but let me do a recap of week 3.

Oklahoma 27 Air Force 24 – besides TCU and UTAH, Air Force put up a fight against a ranked team, in which they ended up with 351 yards rushing that the Sooners had no match for. 

FSU 34 BYU 10 – I believe BYU wants to forget their flight to Tallahassee and forget about this game; perhaps they’re playing “On To The Next” by Jay-Z going home?

MIAMI (OH) 31 COLORADO STATE 10 – Although the Rams held an early lead, they let Miami (OH) score 31 unanswered points.  CSU WR Byron Steele 7 rec 118 yds 16.9 avg was the highlight for the Rams.

TCU 45 BAYLOR 10 – Baylor proved no match for the Horned Frogs as Andy Dalton completed 91% of his passes and tied with Max Hall for most wins in the MWC as a starting QB.

BOISE STATE 51 WYOMING 6 – The 3rd ranked team in the nation just walked all over Wyoming.  From the kick-off this proved as no match as we all knew it. Wyoming can only hope to rebound next week.

MISSOURI 27 SAN DIEGO STATE 24 – this was an exciting game as it came down to the Tigers pulling off a touchdown within the closing minute of the game.  RB Hillman’s big game couldn’t help the Aztecs to victory as he rushed for 235yds 2tds (75, 93)

UTAH 56 NEW MEXICO 14 – another easy victory for the Utes as they look strong and ready to challenge TCU for the MWC crown and join in on the BCS Buster talk as well.

IDAHO 30 UNLV 7 – Idaho’s offense was to strong for the Rebels to handle as Idaho QB Nathan Enderle passed for 210 yards 1 td 1 int.

A FEW STANDOUTS FROM THIS PAST WEEK’S GAMES

  • TCU – QB – ANDY DALTON – completed 21 of 23 passes for 267 yards 2 tds, set a single game record for completion percentage (91.3) by opening up the game with 11 straight completions.
  • AIR FORCE running game that accounted for 351 yards against Oklahoma
  • SDSU – RB – RONNIE HILLMAN – rushed for 235 yards 2 touchdowns, both being a distance of 75 and 93.
  • BYU – RB – JJ DI LUIGI – 18car 93yds 3rec 36yds
  • TCU – RB – ED WESLEY – 19car 165yds 2tds
  • TCU – WR – JEREMY KERLEY – 6rec 69yds 2tds
  • UTAH – QB – TERRANCE CAIN – completed 20 of 23 passes for 248 yards 3tds and 1 rush td
  • UNLV – WR – PHILIP PAYNE – 3rec 79yds 1td

 

Now lets take a look at the upcoming games, as we should be in store for a few good ones.  Bracket Buster TCU heads over to SMU while Utah State visits San Diego State with RB Hillman licking his chops on having a big game.  After putting up 52 points against Cal, Nevada heads to BYU to see if the Cougars can stop the Pistol offense.  Colorado State can only hope they have a chance against Idaho, at home.  Air Force takes their dominant run game to Wyoming as the Cowboys only hope to contain. The Utes play host to the San Jose State Spartan while UNLV welcomes New Mexico to town.

My Game of The Week – (4) TCU @ SMU

TCU @ SMU

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 04: Quarterback Andy Dalton  of the TCU Horned Frogs celebrates a touchdown run against the Oregon State Beavers in the third quarter at Cowboys Stadium on September 4, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Dalton and company will look to continue to be a BSC buster, as they’ll continue their dominance of anyone who stands in their way to an undefeated record.  Stout defense and electrifying run game will be no chance for SMU’s run and shoot offense. TCU rolls big in this one.  TCU 52 – SMU 24

AIR FORCE @ WYOMING

With the Cowboys taking a beating last week against Boise State they can only hope to contain the rushing attack Air Force will bring.  Last week Air Force thrashed Oklahoma in the run department by running for a total of 351 yards.  The Falcons RB Clark and Tew look to lead the charge in what should be a blowout.

Air Force 47 – Wyoming 7

IDAHO @ COLORADO STATE

After taking the lead last week against Miami (OH) they couldn’t hang on and ended up losing their 12th straight game.  With a pass offense that is ranked 12th in the nation, Idaho will look to air it out against the Rams.  Colorado State just needs to keep their head up and continue to fight, someday their losing streak will end just not in this game as they’ll pick up their 13th consecutive lost. 

IDAHO 33 – WYOMING 7

NEVADA @ BYU

The Cougars look to rebound after their devastating lost to the Seminoles last week.  RB Di Luigi will look to continue to pound the ball and get the rushing game going, as the defensive side will look to contain the passing attack Nevada possesses.  If the Cougars offense can keep the Wolfpack’s offense off the field, they can make this a game; but if Nevada can do what they please against BYU it’s a blowout. 

NEVADA 47 – BYU 34

UTAH STATE @ SAN DIEGO STATE

Coming off a tough lost to Missouri, the Aztecs will rebound as their high powered offense will dominate Utah State.  RB Ronnie Hillman, fresh off a 235 yard day, looks to cap another solid game and gaining another 200 yards on the ground shouldn’t be a hard task to do.  From kick-off it’ll be a blowout as both teams look passed this game and on to the next.  SDSU 52 – UTAH STATE 10

SAN JOSE STATE @ UTAH

BCS Bracket Busters Utah Utes look to continue their dominance as they’ll look to win their 20th straight game at home.  QB Terrance Cain should move this offense into many scoring opportunities and put up big points on the score board.  Spartans could fight tough as they proved against the Badgers a couple weeks ago, but Utes is a different team and they’ll roll on in this one.  UTAH 55 – SAN JOSE 23

NEW MEXICO @ UNLV

Last week the Runnin’ Rebels offense looked stale and couldn’t move the ball against Idaho; should be a different story in this game.  Shouldn’t have to worry about either’s running game so look for an air it out affair and UNLV pulling this one out at home in a close battle.  UNLV 31 – NEW MEXICO 24

Written by Brandon “Bee” Salamat @TruGentleman808 on Twitter

Week 3 Power Poll


Every week the writers at Pregame Warm-Up will get together for our top 15 schools, or as we like to call it, the “Power Poll”.  Each individual writer gives their top 15, then we assign the 1st place team 15 points all the way down to the 15th place team with 1 point.  The points are added up and here is how week 3 ended up:

1. Alabama 88 points (4 1st place)

2. Ohio State 85 points (2 first place)

3. Boise State 74 points

4. Oregon 72 points

5. Oklahoma 65 points

6. TCU 63 points

7. Iowa 49 points

8. Texas 40 points

9. South Carolina 30 points

10. Nebraska 29 points

11. Florida 27 points

12. Wisconsin 24 points

13. Arkansas 21 points

14. Utah 16 points

15. Michigan 12 points

Others Receiving Points: LSU 8 points, Miami 5 points, Auburn 2 points, Cal 2 points, Arizona 1 point, Stanford 1 point