Thursday, October 29, 2020

You Play to Win the Game (Part III)

This year has been a wacky one all around, so it is not surprising that our sports got messed up along the way. After cancellations by conferences around the country paused our college football season, we were supposed to enjoy the first week of Mountain West football last week. Which we did with one noticeable exception: my favorite team. New Mexico was scheduled to head to Fort Collins to kick off the season, but outbreaks of COVID in the county surrounding the Lobo's campus caused the game to be cancelled. This was disappointing - I was excited for the Rams to play under the new coaching staff and against a team that they should beat (and have not lost to in a decade). We moved onto week two and it gave me an extra few days to pull together my predictions for the year. And wow... not sure how to predict anything at this point. But I have done it for the past two seasons, so here we go again... 

New Mexico

COVID wins. Everyone else loses.

at Fresno State

CSU is a slight road favorite over the Bulldogs. Fresno lost last week to Hawaii. Since this appears to be one of the few winnable games on the schedule, I'm riding the Rams in this one. 


The Rams have not beaten Wyoming since 2015. Life is terrible and the Bronze Boot returns to Laramie. 

at Boise State

El. Oh. El. A win on the Smurf Turf would be a goddamn miracle. This is a blowout loss. 


Thankfully, there are a few Mountain West Conference teams that are struggling like our Rams. UNLV is one of them and this is a game the Rams NEED to win. 

at Air Force

Just like Wyoming, CSU has not beaten Air Force since 2015. The Ram/Falcon trophy stays with the Zoomies. 

at San Diego State

A road trip against a team that is consistently at the top of the West Division. Rams lose a close one. 

Utah State

Aggie on Aggie violence. Despite the home matchup, Utah State has been a problem for the Rams. CSU closes out the season with another loss. 

Final tally: 

2-5-1 (Wins-Losses-COVID). The Steve Addazio era has begun. 

WeekOpponentPredictionResultFlick's Picks
1New MexicoWCOVID0 - 0
2at Fresno StateW
4at Boise StateL
6at Air ForceL
7at San Diego StateL
8Utah StateL