Friday, November 08, 2019

2019 Ram Recap - Week 3 - Woo Pig Soie

Full disclosure: I watched very little of the game this week due to a prior engagement... literally. Matt and Sophie closed up the engagement portion of their relationship with a kick-ass, scenic, beautiful, and fun wedding on Saturday. While I did catch a little bit of the first half on my phone, the second half happened as I stood next to my brother being proud as hell of him and his new wifey.

The outcome of the game was not what we wanted, but I am happy to report that I am a solid 3-0 on my picks this season. I would rather be wrong... 

The positives: 

  • The offense continued to click. The Rams were tied at 34 with an SEC team on the road with a little over a quarter remaining in the ballgame. Granted, it is not a good SEC team but still... 
  • Marvin Kinsey is the real deal. Kinsey ended up with 20 carries for 180 yards, including a 75 yard touchdown run on the second play of the game. 
  • Patrick O'Brien's first drive. 

The negatives:

  • This: 

  • No one knows the extent of the Hill injury, but we do know that he will not play this upcoming week. I just feel awful for this guy - he cannot have worse luck on the football field. 
  • More freaking turnovers. Kinsey had two fumbles, both of which were recovered by the Hogs. 
  • The fourth quarter.

Up Next - Week 4

The Ram's schedule does not get any easier to close out the non-conference slate. The Rockets of Toledo come to Fort Collins for a nationally televised late game on Saturday. Toledo is 1-1, but just whipped Murray State 45-0. Their loss came at the hands of another SEC team - the Kentucky Wildcats. I assume this will be another high scoring affair as CSU's defense has faltered late against quality opponents.

Flick's Picks

WeekOpponentPredictionResultFlick's Picks
1Colorado (Denver)LCU 52 - CSU 311 - 0
2Western IllinoisWCSU 38 - WIU 132 - 0
3at ArkansasLUA 55 - CSU 343 - 0

5at Utah StateL

6San Diego StateL
7at New MexicoW
9at Fresno StateL


12Air ForceW
13at WyomingW
14Boise StateL

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