Show us your picks: Week 1
LARAMIE -- Let the games begin.
Well, this week's slate anyway.
Mountain West foes San Jose State and Fresno State already rolled in its opening-week tilts last Saturday with wins over Southern Utah and Connecticut, respectively.
This week, it's everyone else's turn.
Boise State (+6.5) and UCF are going toe to toe in Orlando as we speak (UCF won 36-31). Colorado State (-3) hosts South Dakota State Friday night at 7 p.m. inside Canvas Stadium in Fort Collins.
Yes, the Rams are just a three-point favorite -- for now.
We realize the New Mexico game is already completed. They knocked off Houston Baptist 27-17 tonight in Albuquerque. I promise you, we all had the Lobos in that one. UNLV fell in its first game inside Allegiant Stadium with fans in attendance. Eastern Washington held on for the 35-33 victory in double overtime.
All other Mountain West games will be played Saturday, including Wyoming (-17.5; O/U 110) playing host to Montana State at 2 p.m.
Here are the other games:
Fresno State (+20.5) at Oregon
Lafayette (Pa.) (+37.5) at Air Force
San Jose State (+14) at USC
Nevada (+3.5) at Cal
New Mexico State (+31.5) at San Diego State
Utah State (+17) at Washington State
Portland State at Hawaii (no line)
The rules here are simple: Who wins and what's the final score of the Wyoming game?
This year our regular weekly pickers will be: Jared Newland, Jen Kost, Kyle Sedar, Mat Ozee, DJ Johnson and myself. Each week we will have one guest and a former Wyoming football player join in on the fun.
Today, the Cowboys' all-time leading scorer, Cooper Rothe, shared his picks with us. The Longmont, Colo., native tallied 342 points during his four-year career as a placekicker in Laramie. He made a program-best 59 field goals, topping Sean Fleming.
Rothe is a generous guy. Back in 2019, he even tried to teach me how to put 'em through the uprights.
Also joining us is big UW fan and Buffalo, Wyoming native, Ryan Newton, who is a teacher in the Houston area.
Without further ado ...