Friday Pick ‘Em (October 11)

We finally got someone to play along with us! Staring this week Jim Robinson, yes he’s related to me…he’s my dad, is going to be joining us. So my record will reset back to 0-0, and we’ll see who is the better picker. Here’s this weeks “Friday Pick ‘Em”

High School

Elizabeth Cardinals (4-1, 1-0) @ #8 La Junta Tigers (4-1, 1-0)

  • Tiger Stadium (La Junta, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): La Junta leads 3-0
  • Last Game: October 5, 2018 @ Elizabeth (La Junta 40-7)
  • Last Week: Elizabeth- def. Manitou Springs, La Junta- def. Woodland Park
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Elizabeth and TCA are La Junta’s only competition in the Tri-Peaks, Tigers win here and head into the Whistle Game with some momentum. La Junta 28-7
    • Jim: La Junta has a tough one last week and came out with the W. I see them doing the same at home this week. La Junta 21-14.

Ellicott ThUnderhawkS (0-5, 0-1) @ Rocky Ford Meloneers (2-3, 1-0)

  • Melon Field (Rocky Ford, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Rocky Ford leads 4-3
  • Last Game: October 6, 2018 @ Ellicott (Rocky Ford 45-0)
  • Last Week: Ellicott- lost to Peyton, Rocky Ford- def Crowley County 
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Rocky Ford got its first Crimson Helmet trophy last week. This week is homecoming for the Meloneers, they send the home crowd home happy. Rocky Ford 46-0.
    • Jim: It’s homecoming week in Rocky. They came alive with a big win last week. I see them continuing their winning ways. Rocky Ford 21-7.

Crowley County ChArgers (1-4, 0-1) @ TRinidad Miners (0-5, 0-1)

  • Trinidad High School (Trinidad, CO) *Saturday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Crowley County leads 3-0
  • Last Game: October 6, 2018 @ Crowley County (Crowley County by Forfeit)
  • Last Week: Crowley County- lost to Rocky Ford, Trinidad- lost to John Mall
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Both teams are struggling this year. Trinidad is struggling just a little bit more. Crowley County 42-10 
    • Jim: Crowley County had a tough battle last week. Trinidad is struggling with injuries this year. Crowley County 21-6

Wiley Panthers (0-5, 0-3) @ #2 Fowler Grizzlies (5-0, 2-0)

  • Vibber Field (Fowler, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Fowler leads 5-2
  • Last Game: October 5, 2018 @ Wiley (Fowler 54-14)
  • Last Week: Wiley- lost to Las Animas, Fowler- def Hoehne 
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Simple one here, Grizzlies are just to good. Fowler 54-6.
    • Jim: Wiley has been struggling this year and Fowler has been dominating. I see the same trend continuing. Fowler 60-0.

McClave CaRdinals (2-3, 2-0) @ Las Animas TrOjans (1-4, 1-2)

  • Jack LaSalle Field (Las Animas, CO) *Friday 7pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): McClave leads 5-0
  • Last Game: October 5, 2018 @ McClave (McClave 50-0)
  • Last Week: McClave- def Springfield, Las Animas- def Wiley 
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: It’s been a while since we’ve seen McClave struggle like we have this year. Las Animas is in a struggle too. It’s a close one but the Cardinals prevail. McClave 35-20. 
    • Jim: Las Animas has been struggling this year. Both teams are coming of a win last week, but I see McClave continues their streak. McClave 42-14.

Calhan BullDogs (3-2, 1-1) @ Swink Lions (2-3, 1-0)

  • Swink High School (Swink, CO) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Calhan leads 1-0
  • Last Game: October 6, 2018 @ Calhan (Calhan 62-16)
  • Last Week: Calhan- def Simla, Swink- lost to Elbert 
  • Predictions
    • Triple R: Swink lost to a good Elbert team. Calhan is good, just not quite as good. It’s a close one but the Lions come out on top 35-28
    • Jim: This is going to be one of those who has the ball last wins. Both teams are coming off hard fought games with Swink losing and Calhan winning. Calhan 30-24

Manzanola BObcats (3-3) @ Mountain Valley Indians (2-3)

  • Mountain Valley High School (Saguache, CO) *Friday 3pm*
  • Series (Since 2004): Mountain Valley leads 2-1
  • Last Game: October 5, 2018 @ Manzanola (Mountain Valley 41-14)
  • Last Week: Manzanola- def Miami-Yoder, Mountain Valley- Bye
  • Predictions
    • Randy: Manzanola has to hit the road this week. It’ll be a tough one for the Bobcats. The Indians run away with this one. Mountain Valley 63-20
    • Jim: Manzanola travels to the chilly mountains. I see the cold holding them back. Mountain Valley 40-30.


Colorado Buffaloes (3-2, 1-1) @ #13 Oregon ducks (4-1, 2-0)

  • Autzen Stadium (Eugene, OR) *Friday 8pm*
  • Series: Oregon leads 12-9
  • Last Game: September 24, 2016 @ Oregon (Colorado 41-38)
  • Last Week: Colorado- lost to Arizona, Oregon- def California
  • Predictions
    • Randy: Oregon is just to much for Colorado. Ducks are firing on all cylinders. Oregon 49-10
    • Jim: CU has shown a flash of a dominate team all year. But I don’t see them withholding the Ducks this week in a good battle. Oregon 21-14.

COlorado State Rams (1-5, 0-2) @ New Mexico LoBos (2-3, 0-1)

  • Dreamstyle Stadium (Albuquerque, NM) *Friday 6:00pm*
  • Series: Colorado State leads 41-25
  • Last Game: October 13, 2018 @ Colorado State (Colorado State 20-18)
  • Last Week: Colorado State- lost to San Diego State, New Mexico- lost to San Jose State
  • Predictions
    • Randy: The Rams were close last weekend in Cali. They haven’t won since the first week of September. They pull it out here. Colorado State 21-10
    • Jim: Battle for the bottom of the Mountain West Mountain Division. But I don’t see Colorado State coming out of the slump. Lobos 21-10.

Fresno State Bulldogs (2-2, 0-0) @ Air Force Falcons (3-2, 1-1)

  • Falcon Stadium (Colorado Springs, CO) *Saturday 5pm*
  • Series: Air Force leads 6-3
  • Last Game: October 28, 2016 @ Fresno State (Air Force 31-21)
  • Last Week: Fresno State- Bye, Air Force- lost to Navy
  • Predictions
    • Randy: Fresno State is catching Air Force at the wrong time. The Falcons are coming off a loss to Navy, that doesn’t sit well with them. Air Force 35-7
    • Jim: Air Force still has the offense that can either win the game or lose the game. I see the offense winning it this week. Air Force 40-14.

#17 CSU-Pueblo ThUnderwolves (4-1, 3-1) @ New MExIco Highlands Cowboys (0-4, 0-4)

  • Sanchez Family Stadium (Las Vegas, NM) *Saturday 1pm*
  • Series (Since 2008): CSU-Pueblo leads 11-0
  • Last Game: October 6, 2018 @ CSU-Pueblo (CSU-Pueblo 48-3)
  • Last Week: CSU-Pueblo- def South Dakota Mines, New Mexico Highlands- lost to Colorado Mines
  • Predictions
    • Randy: It all comes down to who has the better chili. It’s a no doubter, Pueblo for the win. CSU-Pueblo 54-10
    • Jim: Not much to say here except, “Let’s Go Wolves”. CSU-Pueblo 35-6.


TENNESSEE Titans (2-3) @ Denver BroncoS (1-4)

  • Empower Stadium at Mile High (Denver, CO) *Sunday 2:25pm*
  • Series: Tennessee leads 22-15-1
  • Last Game: December 11, 2016 @ Tennessee (Tennessee 13-10)
  • Last Week: Tennessee- lost to Buffalo, Denver- def San Diego
  • Predictions
    • Randy: My reverse psychology worked last week. But I’m going with picking the Broncos this week. Denver 24-10
    • Jim: Both teams have the offense to move the ball. I see this one coming down to who has the defense that will show up. Denver 21-14.

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