The Pregame Warm-Up Podcast: Legends & Leaders, Coaching Carousel part 2 and Bowls.


This week we poke fun at the Big Ten’s division names and new logo, trying to figure out why they did it.  We discuss more changes in the coaching ranks and  talk about a few of the upcoming bowl games, including the Letdown Bowl, which features Boise State and Utah.  I’m joined this week, as always, by Michael Felder from InTheBleachers.net and Jon Dove from NFLMocks.com.

Here is the Will Muschamp press conference:

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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

Pregame Warm-Up Pod Cast: Week 8


I know it’s a little late this week(technical difficulties), but it’s here the week 8 pod cast.  This week Jon Dove from NFLMocks.com and myself, Jason Madson go at it minus one.  Michael Felder was helping a friend move, or so he says.  We dive right into the Conference breakdowns to begin the episode, talking about hot topics in each conference,  Some of the topics we discuss are: Pitt making a run in the Big East, Mizzou’s National Championship chances, SMU QB Kyle Padron makes his weekly appearance, both TCU and Utah are better than Boise State and many other topics.  We also make our picks in the 5 biggest games of the week, according to me.  The show is finished off with the World Famous Prospect Quick Fire.  Sorry for the tardiness, Enjoy.

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

GameDay


After a very long week of sub-par football games, College Football Saturday is finally here!! This week is mainly focused on some big time match ups in some of the big time conferences, but a couple key out of conference games are still on the schedule. Check us out every Saturday morning for our primer to GameDay!

The Big 10 boasts a couple games to keep an eye on this week. Indiana brings its high powered offense to The Ohio State University and the Buckeyes stingy defense. Depending on the health of Terrelle Pryor, this could be a tight game. The game of the week in the Big 10 would have to be Michigan State at Michigan. This rivalry got a whole lot more interesting with the emergence of Denard Robinson facing the very talented Spartan defense, led by Greg Jones.

A couple of the out of conference games to at the very least keep an eye on would be Arkansas and Texas A&M in Dallas at Jerry’s Palace and Utah at Iowa State. The Arky/TAMU game should be an offensive explosion, and it features a handful of NFL Draft prospects. Utah at Iowa State should be a close game in my opinion, I just think ISU is playing with a confidence right now.

LAWRENCE, KS - OCTOBER 10:  Quarterback Austen Arnaud #4 of the Iowa State Cyclones passes during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks on October 10, 2009 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The ACC is having somewhat of a down year, but could have a couple interesting games this week. Clemson travels to UNC to face the Tar Heels in a game that features two underacheiving teams, the Tar Heels are getting their core players back every week though. The game to watch is FSU at Miami. This match-up will be centered around 2 big time QB prospects in FSU’s Christian Ponder and Miami’s Jacory Harris. The QB that has the best game will lead his team to a win.

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Jacory Harris  of the Miami Hurricanes passes the ball against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on September 11, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Finally we get to the SEC. Possibly the 2 biggest games of the week are held here, I could probably write that every week. Alabama travels to South Carolina, if the GameCocks can stop the Bama rushing attack they have a very good chance. Ingram rushed for close to 250 yards last year in a 20-6 Tide victory. LSU heads to Gainesville, FL to face the Gators. This game should be a very close low scoring battle because both teams have speed to burn on defense and very shaky offenses.

The PGWU crew will be in and out all day today, so use this as an open thread for any college football discussions you would like to have. No matter what game you are watching, there is always a Draft prospect to keep an eye on!

Written by Jason Madson. Follow on Twitter @isbnJMAD

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

Big 12 Preview Week 6


Last weeks Big 12 schedule was centered around one game, The Red River Shootout.  After the Sooners dominated most of the game, Texas made a come back and it would’ve gotten interesting if not for a muffed punt by Texas with about a minute to go.  There were some surprises last week as well.  Baylor beating Kansas wasn’t a surprise, but a final score of 55-7 was.  Iowa State jumped out to a big lead against Texas Tech, only to watch the Red Raiders come back and tie it up.  The Cyclones went on to put up 52 points and held TTU to 38. 

Week 5 Highlights

Jerrod Johnson filled up the stat sheet last week, both positively and negatively.  He threw for 409 yards and 5 TD, but also threw 4 interceptions and lost a fumble that was returned for a TD.  I’m still waiting on the 2009 version of Jerrod Johnson to show up in 2010.

The Baylor Bears had about as perfect of a game as any team could hope for.  Bears QB Robert Griffin is so talented, it’s laughable.  He completed 72 percent of his passes, threw for 380 yards and 3 scores.  He also had 64 yards on the ground and another score.

The Colorado Buffaloes pulled off what many considered to be any upset, beating the Georgia Bulldogs 29-27.  AJ Green made his return for the Dawgs in this game, but the running of Buffs RB Rodney Stewart was the biggest story.  This pint sized back rushed for 149 yards, averaging 7.8 per carry.

What to Watch for in Week 6

Nebraska heads to The Little Apple for what could be the last time.  The fans in purple will be rockin and ESPN will be in the house as well.  I like the Wildcats to keep this game close because of A) Daniel Thomas running thru the weak Husker run defense B)play action passes to some talented receivers, especially Chris Harper and C) Bill Snyder coaching in his house.  This will be a very tight game, IF the Wildcats can keep Taylor Martinez under control.

PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Kansas State Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder looks on against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on September 19, 2009 in Pasadena, California. UCLA defeated Kansas State 23-9. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Look for the Colorado Buffaloes to try to run the ball down Mizzou’s throat, a la San Diego State.  The Buffs have the right ingredients to make this a game with a big talented offensive line and a very quick running back in Rodney Stewart.  If Mizzou gets out to a quick lead, this game won’t be close.

Baylor and Texas Tech meet in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday.  This game will be full of explosive scoring. but very little defense.  I could see over 80 combined  points in this game.  If nothing else, catch a few plays while Baylor has the ball, because Griffin is well worth it.

Ranking the Big 12

  1. 1. Oklahoma Sooners
  2. 2. Nebraska Cornhuskers
  3. 3. Missouri Tigers
  4. 4. Kansas State Wildcats
  5. 5. Texas Longhorns
  6. 6. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  7. 7. Texas A&M Aggies
  8. 8. Baylor Bears
  9. 9. Iowa State Cyclones
  10. 10. Texas Tech Red Raiders
  11. 11. Colorado Buffaloes
  12. 12. Kansas Jayhawks                                       

Week 6 Predictions

Nebraska @ Kansas State     I like K-State in a tight one, 23-20

Oklahoma State @ LA Lafayette    I like Okie St in a route 51-17

Baylor @ Texas Tech from Dallas     I’ll take the Bears in a shootout, 44-40

Colorado @ Missouri       Mizzou wins big, 38-14

Arkansas @ Texas A&M from Jerry’s Palace in Dallas     Arkansas wins 33-24

Utah @ Iowa State     Upset Alert!!!  I’ll take the Cyclones, 20-14

Written by Jason Madson @isbnJMAD on Twitter

The MWC Recap/Preview


 

As week 4 comes to a close for the 2010 College Football Season; the Mountain West Conference went a combined 4-1 in non-conference games while Air Force and UNLV both picked up victories in conference play.  There were some blowouts and a couple games coming down to the wire, all in all a successful week for the MWC. 

Week 4 Recap

AIR FORCE (20) WYOMING (14)

Tim Jefferson ran for the go ahead TD that helped propel the Falcons to victory.  Air Force RB Jared Tew lead the way with 136 yards on the ground.

COLORADO STATE (36) IDAHO (34)

This was an exciting game as CSU kicker converted on a 35-yard field goal as time expired to help the Rams end their 12 game losing streak. QB Nathan Enderle of Idaho threw for 345yds 3tds in the lost.  

NEVADA (27) BYU (13)

BYU QB Jake Heaps, a freshman, got his first start and went 24-45 for 229 yards, as the Cougars offense wasn’t enough to beat Nevada. 

SDSU (41) UTAH STATE (17)

SDSU QB Ryan Lindley passed for 362 yards and 3 tds as the Aztecs rolled past Utah State to continue their offensive onslaught thru their first 4 games.

UTAH (56) SAN JOSE STATE (3)

The Utes had 8 different players to have scored a touchdown and QB Jordan Wynn played for the first time since the season opener.

WEEK 4 STANDOUT PLAYERS

  • Air Force – RB – Jared Tew 27car 135yds 1td
  • Air Force –RB- Tim Jefferson 15car 91yds 1td
  • Wyoming –RB- Alvester Alexander 22car 123yds 2td
  • Colorado State –RB- Raymond Carter 16car 107yds 1td / 4rec 120yds 2tds
  • Colorado State –QB- Pete Thomas 28-35 381yds 3tds 1int
  • BYU –RB- JJ Di Luigi 15car 67yds 1td / 8rec 57yds
  • UTAH –QB- Jordan Wynn 14-18 124yds 2td
  • SDSU –RB- Ronnie Hillman 24car 101yds 1td
  • SDSU –QB- Ryan Lindley 17-25 362yds 3tds 1int
  • UNLV –WR- Michael Johnson 8rec 138yds 3tds
  • UNLV –QB- Omar Clayton 14-20 194yds 3tds

 

PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 05:   Quarterback Ryan Lindley #14 of the San Diego State Aztecs looks to pass in the first half against the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on September 5, 2009 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

A Look at Week 5 Match-Ups

BYE WEEK – UTAH and San Diego State

BYU @ UTAH STATE

Last week Utah State faced an offensive onslaught brought by San Diego State, now they face the Cougars and their potent rushing attack.  Can they stop them? Probably not, Freshman QB Jake Heaps, of BYU, will look to make his 2nd start and lead his team to victory.  BYU (31) Utah State (13)

(5)TCU @ COLORADO STATE

TCU QB Andy Dalton will look to bounce back from a mediocre performance last week at SMU.  The Horned Frogs will look to their run game again as it disappeared last week as well; so it seems as fast as the Rams ended their 12 game losing streak their celebration will not last long.  Colorado State will have a tough time defending TCU in the pass and with the run as the Horned Frogs blow this one away, early. 

TCU (53) Colorado State (13)

NAVY @ AIR FORCE

After coming away with a go ahead TD last week things could get a bit easier for the Falcons this week.  We shouldn’t see much passing in this game as both teams give new meaning in “lets establish the run” because that’s what both teams are known for, running the football.  Look for RB Tim Jefferson, Air Force, to keep pounding the ball on the ground and lead the Falcons to victory.  AIR FORCE (37) Navy (24)

UTEP @ NEW MEXICO

With UTEP putting up 16pts last week against Memphis and New Mexico putting up a big zero in the scoring column against UNLV, I’m not sure we can expect much offense in this match-up, and if this is the case, look for UTEP to step up and take over the game as the Lobos look lost this season and will fall to 0-5 in the 2010 season.

UTEP (24) New Mexico (13)

WYOMING @ TOLEDO

The Cowboys will look to rebound after coming up short against Air Force in week 4; as Toledo packs a punch on offense.  Wyoming would have to try and contain Toledo dual threat QB Austin Dantin because he’ll run it if he has too and piled up 2 rushing tds and 2 passing tds in week 4.  Toledo is at home and I believe the Cowboys don’t stand a chance.  TOLEDO (48) Wyoming (17)

(25)NEVADA @ UNLV

The Wolfpack is off to a remarkable start, 4-0 and they take their game to Las Vegas.  UNLV looked good last week against New Mexico in a blowout, but Nevada has been more impressive as they already beat Cal on national television and has yet to find anyone to contain their offensive assault.  UNLV QB Omar Clayton will try to duplicate what he did last week but will be hard pressed by Nevada’s own Colin Kaepernick.  The Runnin’ Rebels keep this one close, but the Wolfpack provides the ending punch. NEVADA (43) UNLV (31)

Written by Brandon Salamat @TruGentleman808 on Twitter