We are getting the season on a move and this week we are back up to 4 games and there is one non-conference tilt with the Air Force-Army game this week.
LaVell Edwards Stadium 12PM MT TV: The Mtn.
BYU is back after essentially a 2 week layoff, that Eastern Washington game was not at all challenging. This Colorado State team can be dangerous and score points with Gatreell Johnson III and Kyle Bell at running back. This will be a challenge for BYU who has yet to allow a 100 yard rusher so far this season, and this might be the game that streak ends. The Cougars should be able to strike quickly when they have the ball because the Rams have shown to be vulnerable in the passing game. The Cougars look to extend their home winning streak to 10 games, and just looking at record they should be able to do so. The only chance the Rams have at defeating the Cougars is to control the ball on the ground with their 2 superb running backs to be able to wear down the Cougar defense, and Caleb Hanie must limit the amount of turnovers for a chance to win. For the prediction BYU should be able to handle CSU with Max Hall getting back above 300 yards passing for the game, but the Rams should get their offense going and score at least 17 points in this game.
Falcon Stadium 1:30 PM MT TV: CSTV & CSTV PPV
One of the last non conference tilts of the year the Falcons take on their academy rival Army this weekend at Falcon Stadium. Army is still in their rebuilding phase under head coach Bobby Ross with Army at 3-5 which is improvement over the years past, but their 3 wins have came against the bottom of college football by beating Rhode Island, Temple, and Tulane. The Falcons should pull off this win for a few reasons, and besides the obvious of being at home, but the Army offense is pathetic only averaging 283 yards per game and less then 90 on the ground, plus the Knights give up 25 points per game. Look for Chad hall to score at least one touchdown and that would mark his 6 consecutive game with a rushing touchsown. Look for the Falcons to win and get at least 225 yards rushing this weekend.
Amon G. Carter Stadium 4:30 PM CT TV: The Mtn.
This game in my opinion will define New Mexico and TCU. The reasoning behind that is New Mexico will be able to beat a 'name' opponent, because that all TCU is at this point. As for TCU this is as close to a must win to be able to keep pace and become bowl eligible for this season. The way Utah threw the ball against TCU I see New Mexico being able to do the same against the Horned Frogs, plus the Lobos have Rodney Ferguson who is a top notch running back. TCU must find some decent play at the QB position because both Andy Dalton and Marcus Jackson have disappointed this year, and the only thing TCU has going for them is Aaron Brown who seems to never get the touches he needs to help the team, just go back to the Utah game when had only 11 carries in that game. Look for New Mexico to continue there great season and win this game, and the only way TCU will be able to hang around is they force turnovers and turn those into points.
Qualcomm Stadium 6PM MT TV: The Mtn
Wyoming gets another opponent that has not much to play for this season. Wyoming agains is in need of this win to continue to keep up with the other bowl eligible teams with the conference. Wyoming is also similar to TCU with inconsistent QB play, but luckily for the Cowboys they have an excellent defense and offensive player makers. This is a road game, so this game might be tricky for Wyoming, but I do not see Kevin O'Connell and the subpar offense of San Diego State to be able to move the ball all that well. Wyoming should pull this one out, but it will be closer then expected.