Show us your picks: Week 8
LARAMIE -- Why, oh why did I pick Hawaii to go into Boise and upend the Broncos?
Equally as dumb, I took New Mexico to beat Colorado State in Albuquerque. The Lobos have given up about 128 miles worth of passing yards this season and that's one of the only things the Rams are good at.
My stupidity now leaves me in a tie for first place with my nemesis, DJ Johnson. That guy has been nipping at my heels all season. Now, we are deadlocked at the top of the standings.
This week, I decided to take a bunch of underdogs. Maybe I was simply inspired by UNLV waltzing into Nashville and taking it to Vanderbilt. None of us picked that one. I'd be willing to bet no Rebels fans would've guessed that was going to happen, either.
I have to point out that our guest pickers, Tiffani Vander Waal and former UW quarterback, Josh Wallwork, both did great this week. Vander Waal, mother of current Wyoming gunslinger, Tyler Vander Waal, bet on Nebraska. That's never the intelligent decision. Wallwork thought Fresno State could go into Colorado Springs and come out with a win. Maybe that's a little "homer-ism" for the northern California guy?
Here were last week's standings:
Here are the overall standings after Week 7:
Wyoming super fan, Sara Pomrenke, joins us as this week's guest picker. She went to UW and wants everyone to know that even though she lives in enemy territory -- Colorado -- she flies her Pokes flag proudly every day during the fall. She doesn't miss games and is very in tune with what is going on in the program.
Honestly, I was a little shocked we were able to land this former Wyoming legend to join our silly little weekly pick thing we have going here.
This guy is very busy and gearing his team up for a big meeting with the Washington Huskies in Seattle tomorrow afternoon. He is Oregon wide receivers coach, Jovon Bouknight.
When Bouknight graduated from UW in 2005, he was 20th all-time in NCAA history for both career receiving yards (3,626) and career receptions (250). He is second all-time in Mountain West history in each of those two categories. Bouknight is Wyoming’s all-time leader in all-purpose yards with 5,921 and kick return yards with 2,016. He is third all time in yards and touchdowns with 3,626 and 29, respectively. As a senior, Bouknight was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Trophy, given to the nation’s top receiver. He was also an honorable mention All-American.
Yeah, that guy was really good.
And on a side note, isn't it awesome to not see him wearing Utah State stuff anymore and helping that team?
Bouknight said he didn't want to pick a winner between Oregon-Washington. We understand. We also will give him full credit if the Ducks knock off the Huskies.
You will also notice a couple of asterisks next to BYU and Utah. That denotes how damn hard it was to pick either of those teams in anything.
Without further adieu: