Show us your picks: Week Two
LARAMIE -- San Diego State burned everyone last week not named Mat Murdock.
The Aztecs, a supposed West Division contender, opened up its new $310 million, 35,000-seat Snapdragon Stadium last Saturday against Lowly Arizona.
Those Wildcats are fresh off a 1-11 campaign. SDSU typically takes care of business against Pac-12 schools, winning four of its last five against teams from that conference. That wasn't the case in the opener. The Aztecs were on the wrong end of a 38-20 beatdown in front of a near-capacity crowd on a scorching day in Southern California.
That's too bad.
It was a fairly easy week for the pickers thanks to a dramatic 40-37 double-overtime victory over Tulsa for the Cowboys.
No. 8 Michigan handled Colorado State 51-7 and top-ranked Alabama skunked visiting Utah State 55-0. I think the game we all had our eyes on was the Boise State-Oregon State matchup in Corvallis.
The Beavers rolled up 470 yards of total offense, including nearly 300 against the Broncos' secondary, in a commanding 34-17 victory. Boise State turned the ball over five times in that one. Hank Bachmeier was benched in the second half after completing just 4-of-8 throws for 30 yards and a pair of picks.
Once again, that's really too bad.
Here are last week's records:
Matt Garcia: 11-1
Here are the up-to-date season records for the panel:
Still thinking of a traveling trophy for the winner. Open to all ideas and suggestions. The more bizarre the better.
This week we asked a couple of former Wyoming football players to join in on the fun. Rudy Stofer, an offensive lineman in Laramie from 2017-21, and Jake Edmunds, a former linebacker for the Pokes from 2005-08, give us their picks.
Here are this week's games and available betting lines:
Northern Colorado at Wyoming
Boise State (-17) at New Mexico
UNLV (+12.5) at Cal
Colorado (+17.5) at Air Force
Incarnate Word at Nevada
Weber State at Utah State
Middle Tennessee State (+11.5) at Colorado State
San Jose State (+23.5) at Auburn
Hawaii (+51.5) at No. 4 Michigan
Idaho State at San Diego State
Oregon State (-1) at Fresno State
No. 9 Baylor (+3) at No. 21 BYU
All of the odds listed above are obviously subject to change, but we gave it our best shot: