Have you made your picks for week 4 of the jersery contest yet? If not, please submit your picks via this form before the deadline (tonight at 11:59:59 PM PT). And, in case you were wondering, here's a list of all the users that have successfully submitted picks this week, as of 6:30 AM PT today (Note: if you submitted multiple entries, only the latest timestamp is included). Finally, here's what those of us at ATQ thought about this week's games (with all of us picking LSU, it looks like the smart money should be on a West Virginia upset):
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Stanford at Notre Dame
Fresno State at Mississippi
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South Carolina at Auburn
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West Virgina at LSU
Nevada at BYU [Matt Daddy]:
This game should be another high scoring affair for Nevada. BYU's defense is not very good. After beating UW at home (but then again, who doesn't?) BYU has given up 35 and 34 points to Air Force and Florida State respectively. Nevada is coming off an impressive win against Cal, and right now Colin Kaepernick and the Wolfpack Pistol offense is looking unstoppable averaging over 50 points per game. If Nevada gets on a roll early, BYU with their two QB system is going to struggle trying to keep up. Nevada by 10.
Stanford at Notre Dame [Dave]:
Jeez, Nick, you just going to make us pick Notre Dame's whole season? Stanford's defense isn't great, and Notre Dame will be able to move the ball on them a bit. But Stanford's offense is truly elite. Both Michigan and Michigan State lit them up for 500 yards. ND's has a very uninspiring secondary, and Andrew Luck will play pitch and catch with the receivers of his choice. Stanford wins this one. Big.
Fresno State at Mississippi [Jared]:
I don't really know much about Fresno State except that they beat a very bad Cinci team. I know a bit more about Ole Miss, mainly, that they're terrible, having lost to Vandy and Jacksonville St. I'm gonna have to go with Pat Hill and the Bulldogs on this one, but only because Ole Miss is in such disarray.
South Carolina at Auburn [Paul]:
It's not the biggest SEC match-up of the weekend (that'd be No. 1 Alabama at No. 10 Arkansas), but it's still one of the more intriguing games of the weekend. And the winner could emerge as the front-runner on a short list of teams with the potential to knock off Alabama (the Gamecocks take on the Tide next week, while the Tigers play them Nov. 24). Adding to the drama is the emergence of Gamecocks true freshman RB Marcus Lattimore (remember him?), who snubbed Auburn back in February in favor of Head Ball Coach. Although I rationally want to pick Auburn, since the game's at Jordan-Hare, I'm taking South Carolina in this one, especially with Auburn coming off an exhausting OT win over Clemson last Saturday.
West Virginia at LSU [Takimoto[:
Both West Virginia and LSU have looked great at times, and pretty bad at others. Despite those struggles, both teams are 3-0. Both teams won games against crappy AQ conference opponents last week. West Virginia QB Geno Smith has looked good this season, and RB Noel Devine is always a big play threat, but I'm going with the Tigers in this one: they're playing at home, they've looked just a little better, and they've started games better. If the Mountaineers fall behind, I don't see them pulling a comeback in Death Valley.