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    Big Sky Predictions 10-13

    After last week's carnage around the conference, I sit at 40-12 for the year, still looking for perfection. This week, Cal Poly and Northern Arizona both are sitting this one out, but everyone else plays. Some great conference games involving the top teams so this could be a tough weekend to pick. Here is my attempt at perfection.

    EWU at WSU---Eagles are riding high and the prevailing thought is who is going to bring them down. The Wildcats take their turn, cleaning up their house and welcoming them. Will they be gracious hosts or are they up to add to the topsy-turvy feel from last week...EWU 35, WSU 21.

    UI at MSU---Bobcats had last week off, giving them two weeks to prepare for the Vandals, who are finding the conference climb to be a bit tougher than what they encountered in the Sun Belt. Vandals would like a win to jumpstart their season but,...MSU 34, UI 21.

    ISU at UCD---What I think is the conference game of the week, the Aggies welcome the Bengals to town. Who had this game pegged as a must watch at the beginning of the year. For the winner, the rest of the year will open up, the loser will have some work to do...UCD 38, ISU 35.

    UM at North Dakota---Grizzlies are hoping for a great game to make up for whatever it was that happened last week. Still, the Hawks are relishing jumping on the wounded bear and bringing them down. They just might, but you don't want to mess with a wounded Grizzly...UM 28, North Dakota 27.

    UNC at PSU---The Bears, looking for their first win can't seem to catch a break as the Vikings come in riding a euphoric high after dismissing the Grizzlies in their house last week. Its been awhile since the Vikings had to deal with the Grizzly hangover, can they overcome it here...PSU 28, UNC 26.

    SAC at SUU---Whatever happened to the Hornets last week was not good as they are slowly watching their hopeful season go awry. The Thunderbirds are game, but still looking for their first win of the year. Can they get it this weekend. Yes, in an upset...SUU 24, SAC 21.

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    Re: Big Sky Predictions 10-13

    NoCo 28-31 Portland St.I would've definitely picked NoCo 2 weeks ago, but PSU suddenly has confidence

    Idaho St. 35-41 DavisThe Aggies are at home, plus they need this game more because ISU doesn't play EWU

    Sac 42-31 Suutah — I doubt SUU's defense could stop a team full of mobility-impaired octogenarians at this point

    EWU 24-20 Weber — Gubrud is questionable, but I still don't think the Weebs have enough firepower

    Idalol 17-34 Montana St.The Bobcats probably aren't good, but the Vandals are definitely bad

    Montana 20-30 NoDakIt looks like the Griz will be entering playoff-survival mode in 4 days

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    Re: Big Sky Predictions 10-13

    Portland State
    UC Davis
    Sacramento State
    EWU
    Montana State
    North Dakota

    I'm not sure if the Griz will be 2018's most disappointing FCS team in the end...
    Tim Murphy Retirement Watch: now ongoing ... so that Harvard football will move toward relevance again.

    In the meantime, I will cheer for Stony Brook and ETSU besides the Crimson.

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    Re: Big Sky Predictions 10-13

    Quote Originally Posted by bonarae View Post
    I'm not sure if the Griz will be 2018's most disappointing FCS team in the end...
    Not to me. I picked them to go 5-6.



    (7-4 looks like the most likely outcome now, but that won't be good enough for the playoffs with that schedule)

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    Re: Big Sky Predictions 10-13

    EWU 38 at WSU 24---The Eagles are on the road against a good opponent, but the Eagles are a great team and take the W

    UI 27 at MSU 28---The Bobcats #1 QB is out one game with a bad ankle and the #2 QB is out for the season with a broken foot. This game just became much more interesting. I will go with the home field advantage.

    ISU 32 at UCD 35---Game of the week for all of FCS. Home field swings for an extra 3 points and takes the W

    UM 21 at North Dakota 27---Before the season started I would have circled the griz for the W, but after last week and being on the road and that UND has taken down some good teams. I pick UND.

    UNC 27 at PSU 24---The Vikings are riding high after the W in Missoula. Have they come back to earth for this week's practices and a strong focus on UNC? The Vikings are improving, but the Bears are hungry for a W.

    SAC 21 at SUU 24---I would imagine the Thunderbirds are also hungry for a W and with them at home they take the W.

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    Re: Big Sky Predictions 10-13

    Quote Originally Posted by mvemjsunpx View Post
    Not to me. I picked them to go 5-6.



    (7-4 looks like the most likely outcome now, but that won't be good enough for the playoffs with that schedule)
    I had 7-4. That is looking accurate.

    I'm also not sure how that could be disappointing considering we haven't made the playoffs in years and are on a first year coach.

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    Re: Big Sky Predictions 10-13

    Quote Originally Posted by mvemjsunpx View Post
    NoCo 28-31 Portland St. I would've definitely picked NoCo 2 weeks ago, but PSU suddenly has confidence

    Idaho St. 35-41 Davis The Aggies are at home, plus they need this game more because ISU doesn't play EWU

    Sac 42-31 Suutah I doubt SUU's defense could stop a team full of mobility-impaired octogenarians at this point

    EWU 24-20 Weber Gubrud is questionable, but I still don't think the Weebs have enough firepower

    Idalol 17-34 Montana St. The Bobcats probably aren't good, but the Vandals are definitely bad

    Montana 20-30 NoDak It looks like the Griz will be entering playoff-survival mode in 4 days
    Quote Originally Posted by mvemjsunpx View Post
    Not to me. I picked them to go 5-6.



    (7-4 looks like the most likely outcome now, but that won't be good enough for the playoffs with that schedule)
    If you don't think 7-4 is good enough for playoffs (which I definitely agree with), wouldn't that make this week full playoff-survival mode?? If the Griz are needing a loss to UND this weekend to realize the urgency of their season, it'll be too late.
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    Re: Big Sky Predictions 10-13

    Well a loss would put us at 3, which would mean we have to win out after this weekend.

    And, we're just people on a message board. I'm sure the Griz want to win this week more than a little.

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    Re: Big Sky Predictions 10-13

    My stab at it:

    Portland State - brimming with confidence, at home, against a bad team
    Davis College of California - no other reason than being at home; crap shoot
    Sac State - 2 teams under-performing going into it.
    EWU - too much firepower; king of the hill until someone takes it from them
    MSU - rumor has it, Idaho is looking at joining the Frontier Conference
    UND - part of me thinks the Griz come out swinging and swinging hard; the other part of me thinks their confidence is bruised and are seeing the post-season going off in the distance; UND has played well at times and are at home
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    Re: Big Sky Predictions 10-13

    I predict for the third time this season Cal Poly will not lose.

    They have a much needed bye before hosting red hot rival UC Davis next week.

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