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CFB Preview: Team Nos. 39-30

Friday, August 18, 2017







*Note: Fantasy targets provided by CFB guru Thor Nystrom, whose rankings can be found here (quarterbacks), here (running backs), here (wide receivers), here (tight ends) and here (kicker/defense).

 

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(39). Colorado Buffaloes


Thor Nystrom’s fantasy targets:

Steven Montez (No. 36 QB)

Phillip Lindsay (No. 5 RB)

Shay Fields (No. 44 WR)

Devin Ross (No. 121 WR)


NFL Draft Prospect to Watch: CB Isaiah Oliver


How should I think of this team?: Regression is a cruel mistress.


After wandering through the wilderness with a combined 10-27 record over HC Mike McIntyre’s first three seasons at Colorado, the Buffaloes finally found their home on the range in 2016. Quarterback Sefo Liufau managed to remain mostly healthy after being sidelined by a Lisfranc injury in November of 2015, RB Phillip Lindsey rushed for 1,252 yards (good for fourth-best in the Pac-12) and -- backed by a strong defense -- the Buffaloes stampeded their way into the conference title game against Washington. Which they lost in uncompetitive fashion, but still. Home on the range. The challenge, of course, comes in trying to put together an encore.


Offensively, that won’t be an issue. Liufau has moved on, but Steven Montez rocked a 7/3 TD/INT ratio against Oregon, Oregon State and USC in a little three-game cameo last season and he’ll have plenty of help as a full-time starter this time around. Not only does Lindsay return, so does a loaded, experienced receiving corps led by Bryce Bobo, Shay Fields and Devin Ross and a pair of All-Pac-12 caliber linemen. This continuity is going to pay dividends across the board and give Montez every chance for success.


Take that continuity and turn it over like a horseshoe and you’ll have the remains of Colorado’s once-awesome defense. They face turnover along the line, turnover in the linebacker corp and especially turnover in the secondary, which lost two corners (Ahkello Witherspoon, Chidobe Awuzie) and a safety (Tedric Thompson) to the NFL. Even DC Jim Leavitt left, fleeing to Oregon. Unless you’re an Alabama or Ohio State, those kinds of losses are almost impossible to adequately cover for in the short term.


Colorado won’t be receding back into the wilderness of Yellowstone completely next season, but there’s simply too much defensive attrition to realistically expect another trip to the title game. And if they do make the conference title game, that probably means that something has gone horribly wrong with USC.


Bovada over/under win total: 7.5

Prediction: UNDER

Projected record: 5-7


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(38). Utah Utes


Thor Nystrom’s fantasy targets:

Zack Moss (No. 65 RB)

Devonta’e Henry-Cole (No. 134 RB)

Darren Carrington (No. 35 WR)

Raelon Singleton (No. 122 WR)


NFL Draft Prospect to Watch: WR Darren Carrington (Rd. 6 grade, per Tony Pauline)


How should I think of this team?: Congrats! You have chosen the Offensive Mystery Box! Step right up and claim your mysterious prize!


Utah HC Kyle Whittingham didn’t have to make a change on staff at the end of the season. The Utes had just turned in an 8-4 campaign capped by a bowl victory over Indiana. That’s respectable. Whittingham teams, especially their defenses, fit the word “respectable” to a T. Credit to him, then, that he did not simply settle for respectable. Instead, he shook the snow glob and replaced OC Aaron Roderick with Eastern Washington OC Troy Taylor, as drastic a shift in offensive philosophy as you’ll see.


Let’s be clear -- there’s risk, here. Taylor operates an up-tempo, aggressive offensive attack, one which Utah does not necessarily have the talent to pull off in the immediate future. There could well be some “square peg, round hole” moments coming, particularly at quarterback. Troy Williams, Tyler Huntley and Alabama transfer Cooper Bateman are all in the mix, though the edge at this point probably goes to Williams, who started 13 games a season ago. Problematic for this offense, as he’s yet to develop into a dependable passer. Square peg, round hole.


The transfer addition of disgraced Oregon WR Darren Carrington -- kicked off the Ducks after a summer DUI -- was a godsend for what otherwise was a mostly unproven receiving group, but while Carrington’s presence boosts the upside of the aerial-barrage-to-be, there’s a little bit of scrambling in the backfield right now following RB Armand Shyne’s injury in preseason camp. Zack Moss is expected to start for the foreseeable future, with Devonta’e Henry-Cole in line for carries as well. Whittingham’s move to overhaul the offense was a good one, but we’re probably going to have to wait another year or two to see if the experiment proves successful -- there are just so, so many question marks at key positions, especially if Williams/Huntley/Bateman are unable to give the necessary oomph to make this passing game move. We haven’t even touched on potentially the biggest issue facing the Utes on this side of the ball -- they lost essentially their entire offensive line to the NFL.  


But hey, Whittingham still makes his bucks on the defensive side of the ball and there’s plenty to love there. The front is going to be fantastic again this year, for instance. If there’s an exhaust vent to shoot on this Death Star, it comes in a secondary which returns just one of its top eight tacklers from 2016. One of the dangers of running an up-tempo offense is that you can have a tendency to wear down your own defense. In the case of the Utes, if the front-seven tires, then that green secondary is the last line of defense and things could get messy.


Doubt Kyle Whittingham at your own peril, but this feels very much like a transition year. It’ll be a fascinating transition year, if nothing else.


Bovada over/under win total: 6.5

Prediction: UNDER

Projected Record: 6-6


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(37). Pittsburgh Panthers


Thor Nystrom’s fantasy targets:

Jester Weah (No. 75 WR)

Quadree Henderson (No. 86 WR)

Chris Clark (No. 36 TE)


NFL Draft Prospect to Watch: WR Jester Weah


How should I think of this team?: A longing for Matt Canada.


Pitt scored an early win over Penn State last season and hung tough in losses to Oklahoma State, North Carolina and Virginia Tech last season, but it was not until they traveled to Death Valley on November 12 and toppled Clemson that they finally had their season highlight. They would go on to finish the regular season at 8-4. Not all good things can last, though.


The loss of OC Matt Canada cannot be understated. Canada took his quarterback whispering act down to Baton Rouge this winter and stepping in for him will be Shawn Watson. That swap is fraught with the unknown. Watson has coaching experience, just not much of late. The 57-year-old served as Indiana’s offensive quality control coach last season and his last coordinating gig came in 2013. No shade on Watson, but that’s a far cry from the 45-year-old Canada, who has one of the most respected offensive minds in the country.


USC QB transfer Max Browne could probably use a little quarterback whispering at this point, too. The man who became a footnote to the encyclopedia entry titled “SAM DARNOLD DESTROYS THE UNIVERSE” understandably saw the light and transferred over to Pitt this offseason. He will be joined by a cast of intriguing skill-position options both out wide -- Jester Weah and Quadree Henderson most notably -- and in the backfield, with RB Qadree Ollison looking to regain his sharp form from 2015 now that he stands as unquestioned starter in the absence of James Conner. It’s the kind of offensive roster that Matt Canada would have had fun with.


Over on defense, this is a team that’s going to give up big plays. They were aggressive a year ago, but not particularly effective in doing it -- seven times, the Panthers allowed at least 35 points and they surrendered 213 plays of at least 10 yards, one of the worst marks in the country. They weren’t particularly effective a year ago, but there’s a chance it becomes even worse this season, with near-total turnover in the linebacking corps (three of the team’s top four tacklers at the position are no more) and holes along the defensive line. Matters become even more concerning in the secondary, which struggled a year ago and will be fielding a mostly young rotation of cornerbacks. It’s a troublesome combination.


Their schedule is favorable, at least, outside of a pair of titanic non-conference rematches against Penn State and Oklahoma State in September. They miss Clemson altogether and while there are few gimmes out there for them, the Panthers pulling out wins against the likes of North Carolina, NC State, Duke and NC State is well within the realm of possibility. They’re going to be in a shootouts galore assuming that Browne can see while living underneath the solar eclipse that is Sam Darnold’s shadow. It casts a long way.


Bovada over/under win total: 7

Prediction: UNDER

Projected record: 6-6


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(36). UCLA Bruins


Thor Nystrom’s fantasy targets:

Josh Rosen (No. 47 QB)

Soso Jamabo (No. 117 RB)

Bolu Olorunfunmi (No. 135 RB)

Darren Andrews (No. 120 WR)

Jordan Lasley (No. 129 WR)


NFL Draft Prospect to Watch: QB Josh Rosen (Rds. 1-3 grade, per Charlie Campbell)


How should I think of this team?: Fit for reality television.


Well this could go in a lot of different directions. The Bruins are not a national title contender -- they’re really not even a contender for the Pac-12 -- but they’re one of the most fascinating teams in the country, for a number of reasons. Mostly because junior QB Josh Rosen and HC Jim Mora make for an odd, outspoken combo. Rosen’s been mavericking it up ever since he installed that hot tub in his dorm room as a five-star freshman, while Mora has found himself in the position of issuing light public reprimands to his star quarterback, be it after the hot tub thing or the Trump golf course thing or most recently the academics/football thing.


For all of the off-field chatter, it has yet to come together for the Bruins on the field since Rosen stormed in in 2015. Which, fair enough. A mulligan freshman year and an injury-shortened sophomore year are not yardsticks. This year will be. If he can put up the season that everybody’s been waiting for, he’s a potential No. 1 overall draft pick. And if he fails to put up that season, Jim Mora might not have a job in five months. Those are the kinds of stakes we’re talking about with this team.


Rosen’s got a few weapons to work with in wideouts Darren Andrews, Jordan Lasley and Eldrigdge Massington, but he’s going to be looking at some tight windows. Opponents have no reason to guard against the run because UCLA cannot run the football. Somewhat embarrassingly, the UCLA Bruins ranked second-to-last in the country in rushing yards per game. There are not any answers on the horizon for this putrid mess and picking between Soso Jamabo, Nate Starks and Bolu Olorunfunmi is basically liking picking between caviar and lobster on the Titanic. It doesn’t really matter.


If UCLA’s offense will be interesting to watch because Rosen is must-see TV, the defense is worth watching because it’s legit good. They must replace most of their front-seven, including NFL picks Tak McKinley and Eddie Vanderdoes, but this is an established, deep defense that has the talent to be even better. Boy howdy, are they bringing in some star power. Five-star DE Jaelan Phillips figures to anchor the line for the next three seasons, while fellow five-star in CB Darnay Holmes offers a thinned secondary a slight balm, if only he can adjust fast enough.


This is the frustrating thing with UCLA -- they bring in talent, they play in a talent-rich state, they routinely land five-star recruits. Yet despite all of this, they missed a bowl last season and they might again this year. Regardless of whether the Rosen-Mora pairing ends in fireworks or tears, the Bruins are walking a tightrope and there is no net beneath them.


Bovada over/under win total: 6.5

Prediction: UNDER

Projected Record: 6-6


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(35). Mississippi State Bulldogs

Thor Nystrom’s fantasy targets:
Nick Fitzgerald (No. 4 QB)
Aeris Williams (No. 110 RB)
Donald Gray (No. 73 WR)

NFL Draft Prospect to Watch: T Martinas Rankin (Rds. 1-2 grade, per Charlie Campbell)

How should I think about this team?: FitzMagic in StarkVegas.

Mississippi State struggled out of the gate (2-5 in their first seven) last fall. They righted the ship behind an unorthodox captain: The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Nick Fitzgerald, who has a pocket-passing frame but more of a dual-threat game. Fitz looks almost thinnish, but he’s happy to bulldoze linebackers.

Fitzgerald was astoundingly good on the ground last fall, and he did enough in the pocket down the stretch (59-percent completions with a 163.7 rating in the last four regular season games excluding Alabama) for some NFL evaluators to now consider him a potential Day 2 pick. That strikes me as a bit of Mitch Leidner magical thinking, but, to be fair, Fitzgerald has less road to traverse to becoming a legitimate pro prospect than Leidner did.

HC Dan Mullen brought in ex-Louisville DC Todd Grantham to fix a defense that regressed from No. 38 to No. 73 in Def. S&P+ last fall. Grantham has his work cut out in converting Mississippi State into the effective, aggressive 3-4 attack he had with the Cardinals. The front seven lost several contributors, which might make things difficult in Year 1, but the secondary should be solid.

Bovada over/under win total: 5.5
Prediction: OVER
Projected record: 6-6

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(34). Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Thor Nystrom’s fantasy targets:
Matthew Jordan (No. 66 QB)
Dedrick Mills (No. 52 RB)

NFL Draft Prospect to Watch: WR Ricky Jeune (UDFA grade, per Tony Pauline)

How should I think of this team?: A dependable, perpetually underrated bunch.

So, Tech’s 3-9 season in 2015 might have something of an aberration. They won 11 games the year before. They won nine in the year after. Now let’s see what they can do without QB Justin Thomas. That’s something new -- Yellow Jackets HC Paul Johnson has not needed to break in a new starter since 2014, Thomas’ first year as a full-time performer.

Redshirt junior Matthew Jordan will be the young man tasked in taking over, at least assuming health. Jordan injured his right foot midway through spring practice and underwent surgery in April. He’s on the level, now, but when so much of your team’s identity relies on the quarterback’s ability to move as in Johnson’s flexbone option schema, any talk of foot surgery is inherently worrisome. Junior TaQuon Marshall is working behind Jordan during camp and would be the man if he reaggravates his surgically-repaired hoff.

Regardless of who earns that starting gig -- good money’s on Jordan so long as he can stay healthy -- Tech has itself a pair of studs at A- and B-Back in Clinton Lynch and Dedrick Mills, respectively. Lynch totaled 902 yards from scrimmage while averaging an insane 30.6 yards per reception and 11.2 YPC last season, while Mills scored 12 touchdowns and rushed for 771 yards while playing as a true freshman. The offensive line also returns the majority of its key contributors. UPDATE: Mills was dismissed from the program on Friday, August 18, for violating team rules. It's a major blow. The Yellow Jackets will likely turn to freshman Jerry Howard and sophomore KirVonte Benson to try to cover up the gaping hole left in the wake of Mills' exit.

Defensively, the Yellow Jackets proved serviceable against both run and pass last season, albeit without much juice. Their play-it-safe, don’t-get-killed-by-the-big-play style is a true Achilles heel against more high-powered offenses which put the pedal to the metal and dares Johnson’s crew to keep up. The pressure, after all, is not coming. Per SB Nation’s Bill Connelly, Georgia Tech ranked 123rd in “havoc rate”. They aren’t incapable of hanging with the big boys, but there’s a difference between hanging and winning. It’s hard to do the latter -- at least against good teams -- without being willing to occasionally roll the dice and risk the consequences.

After a relatively light September slate, the Jackets will have to face Miami, Clemson, Virginia Tech and Georgia over the final two months of the season.

Bovada over/under win total: 6.5
Prediction: OVER
Projected Record: 7-5  

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(33). Texas A&M Aggies

Thor Nystrom’s fantasy targets:
Nick Starkel (No. 54 QB)
Trayveon Williams (No. 28 RB)
Christian Kirk (No. 9 WR)
Jhamon Ausbon (No. 104 WR)
Daniel LaCamera (No. 25 K)

NFL Draft Prospect to Watch: Christian Kirk (Rd. 1 grade, per Charlie Campbell)

How should I think about this team?: Another 8-5 finish shouldn’t be perceived the same as the past three 8-5 finishes.

The Aggies start fast and fade late every year. If they do so again, Kevin Sumlin will likely be coaching elsewhere next fall. Good news, bad news: We’re reasonably high on the Aggies this fall, but we can’t project that they’ll finally break through against the Alabama’s and LSU’s of the world.

Sumlin is apparently learning towards tabbing redshirt freshman Nick Starkel to replace Trevor Knight over veteran Jake Hubenak and true freshman Kellen Mond. A pocket-passer, Starkel will take aim at a high-upside receiving corps. All of Christian Kirk’s receiving buddies from last season left, but the Aggies have an intriguing freshmen trio of Quartney Davis, Jhamon Ausbon and Hezekiah Jones to compliment him.

A&M must replace their offensive tackles, including all-conference left tackle Avery Gennesy, but that’s a position they always seem to figure out. Meanwhile, all three starters along the strong interior line return. This group should make life easy for sophomore running back Trayveon Williams.

The Aggies have finished No. 27 and No. 36 in Def. S&P+ the past two years. All-American DE Myles Garrett is gone, as is Day 2 DE Daeshon Hall. The defense will now be led by star S Armani Watts. The defensive tackles are stellar, as is the Watts-led safety group.

We’re projecting eight wins in the regular season. If the Aggies lost in a bowl game, that’d make for a fourth straight 8-5 finish. In years past, that finish was disappointing. For this group, young in so many key spots, I’d view it as progress. I doubt the folks in College Station will agree.

Bovada over/under win total: 7
Prediction: OVER
Projected record: 8-4

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(32). TCU Horned Frogs

Thor Nystrom’s fantasy targets:
Kenny Hill (No. 17 QB)
Kyle Hicks (No. 10 RB)
KaVontae Turpin (No. 66 WR)
Taj Williams (No. 99 WR)

NFL Draft Prospect to Watch: T Joseph Noteboom (Rd. 6 grade, per Tony Pauline)

How should I think about this team?: Last year was Season 2 of The Wire; will this year be Season 3?

The Wire is one of the greatest television series ever made. Those who started it but didn’t make it through generally give the same response: “I couldn’t get through Season 2.” The 2016 Horned Frogs had much in common with that particular season. TCU finished 6-7, its juggernaut offense declawed. TCU had the Big 12’s leader in interceptions (Kenny Hill with 13) while leading the entire country in dropped passes (38 on balls thrown by Hill alone).

It’s too early to say whether the 2017 Horned Frogs will be analogous to Season 3 of The Wire, but TCU does share one key thing in common with it: Most everybody returns in 2017 for a brand that appeared dominant the year before things went stale.

Hill should take a big step forward in his second year in TCU’s Air Raid system. If he doesn’t, TCU won’t hesitate to pull the plug and insert hyped true freshman QB Shawn Robinson. Hill’s pass-catchers figure to get their act together, with the top-nine receivers returning along with Shaun Nixon, who missed last season.

It’s a deep, talented group that boasts a blend of lanky outside weapons (Taj Williams), quick slots (KaVontae Turpin) and highly-touted recruits (John Diarse and Nixon). HC Gary Patterson added a few gems in the most recent recruiting crop as well, the best being Jalen Reagor, a fantasy dynasty target. In addition, TCU may have the conference’s best running backs (led by Kyle Hicks) and its offensive line returns nine of 10 on the two-deep.

This team’s fortunes will come down to how well it can defend. Last year’s defense was poor, and it lost two of its best players in the pass-rushing duo of Aaron Curry and Josh Carraway (combined for 13.5 sacks). Fortunately, the depth chart is strewn with reliable commodities (CB Ranthony Texada), intriguing transfers (DE Ben Banogu) and highly-touted recruits. Patterson has added a handful of 300-plus pounders along the recruiting trail recently, no doubt surmising that his speedy defense could too easily be overpowered by bruising rushing attacks like Oklahoma’s and Kansas State’s.

If Patterson’s defensive changes click, and if the offense plays up to its talent, TCU could reemerge as a Big 12 title contender. Even if only one happens, this will be a wildly entertaining 8-4 team.


Bovada over/under win total: 7.5
Prediction: OVER
Projected record: 9-3


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(31). BYU Cougars

Thor Nystrom’s fantasy targets:
Squally Canada (No. 122 RB)
Matt Bushman (No. 19 TE)
Cougars D/ST (No. 19 D/ST)

NFL Draft Prospect to watch: LB Fred Warner

How should I think of this team?: A metronome set to its slowest setting.

Children born when Taysom Hill first signed with BYU in 2009 are now eight years old. He played seemingly forever, at least when he was healthy enough to play, before bowing out after helping to lead the Cougars to a 9-4 record in his final go-round in Provo last year. Now, exit one Taysom Hill and enter one Tanner Mangum.

Mangum’s pure pocket-passing skill-set draws a stark contrast to Hill’s mobile dual-threat. He showed a flair for the reckless-dramatic when starting for an injured Hill two years ago, flinging the ball up on bomb after bomb. Sometimes it worked. Sometimes it did not. Mangum finished the 2015 season with a 23/10 TD/INT ratio while completing just under 60% of his passes and averaging almost eight yards an attempt.

The problem, here, is that there’s not much in the receiving corps to work with this year. Jonah Trinnaman and his 28-321-1 receiving line return, but BYU is out its top three receivers from a year ago. In and of itself, that’s troubling. Even more troubling given that as previously mentioned, Mangum is a non-entity as a rusher. Maybe just throw it to the tight end a lot? BYU has plenty of them, including established names like junior Moroni Laulu-Pututau and senior Tanner Balderree and little baby Cougars like true frosh TE Matt Bushman, who has been seeing first-team reps in camp after crushing spring camp.

The thin receiving situation would be helped by a strong, dependable running game, but BYU has to figure that out, too, with Jamaal Williams and his 1,375 yards leaving town. Squally Canada put up a limp 315 yards in backup capacity last year and will be taking over starting duties. An offense of short runs and throws to the tight end with a pure pocket-passer calling signals. Best have a good defense, because they aren’t going to score many points.

And what do you know, they do have one. The defensive line takes some hits with four of their five leading linemen no longer on the team, but they have the linebackers to hold steady if anything breaks through, with Butch Pau’u and Fred Warner both reliable returning performers. Assuming HC Kalani Sitake is able to fill his losses, the run defense -- one of the best in the country a year ago -- is not due for any sort of significant dropoff. BYU was more vulnerable to the pass (just over 252 yards allowed through the air on average), but they were raw at corner and that will not be the case this year.

Per usual BYU has a nice variety of opponents on the schedule, ranging from LSU and Wisconsin to Mississippi State and Boise State. They won’t be favored in any of those games, but it would not surprise if they swung at least one upset in that high-profile bunch and the schedule is incredibly favorable outside of those contests.

Bovada over/under win total: 8.5
Prediction: OVER
Projected Record: 9-3

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(30). Boise State Broncos

Thor Nystrom’s fantasy targets:
Brett Rypien (No. 51 QB)

Alexander Mattison (No. 12 RB)

Cedrick Wilson (No. 7 WR)

Jake Roh (No. 22 TE)

Broncos D/ST (No. 25 D/ST)


NFL Draft prospect to watch: QB Brett Rypien (Rds. 6-UDFA grade, per Charlie Campbell)

How should I think of this team?: A sick smartphone which occasionally chooses not to deliver your texts.

The Broncos remain a national Group of 5 darling on the front of perception, but the team has slid just off of the mark that Chris Pederson set before he landed with Washington. Over the past four seasons, they have lost 14 games (against 39 wins), several in just-plain-maddening fashion. Last season, it was Wyoming surprising them with a late safety to topple the boys from Boise by a 30-28 final. That might as well be the team in microcosm.

A fun Broncos offense lost a few big-name pieces over the offseason in RB Jeremy McNichols and WR Thomas Sperbeck, but Boise State is essentially a plug-and-play program at this point. One piece out the machine, you put another in. One piece out, one piece in. At running back, Alexander Mattison will try keep up the mantle of continual rushing dominance by the Broncos, while huge-play wide receiver Cedrick Wilson is going to make everybody in the Boise Valley forget about Sperbeck pretty quickly. All they need is for QB Brett Rypien to take one more developmental step. Just cut down from the mistakes, just take the safe play on occasion. They need that from Rypien.

The optimistic view of the offense -- that Rypien hits his true stride this season, Mattison smoothly takes over for McNichols, Wilson continues to do his thing. The pessimistic view -- Rypien has reached his ceiling, taking over for Jeremy McNichols is harder than it looks and Wilson struggles with some of the injury concerns which limited him at times last season. This may be Boise State’s last chance to capitalize on Rypien before they have to find a new signal-caller -- though coming back for his senior season would make sense -- and in that way, it may be their last best chance to make a New Year’s Six bowl before they have to start retooling.

Defensively, the Broncos are coming off their worst season in school history in terms of turnovers forced, having taken the ball away just nine times last season. That figures to normalize by degrees this year. They enter the coming season with several big holes to fill, along the line and in the secondary -- five of the latter’s top seven tacklers from a year ago are gone -- but this is a dependable unit on the whole.

BSU has consistently come close to making a renewed push for their national glory of old, only to fall back ever-so-slightly with a stumble here and a mistake there. They’ll be in for similar this time around. While HC Bryan Harsin’s boys have only four true tests on the schedule (Washington State, BYU, San Diego State, Colorado State), all four contests will come away from the smurf turf in Boise. An undefeated season is in play, but they would have to earn it.


Bovada over/under win total: 8.5

Prediction: OVER

Projected Record: 11-1



Mark Lindquist holds a master's degree from the University of Iowa and writes baseball and college football for Rotoworld.com. He's currently working on a memoir about life, death, rock 'n' roll and his year teaching at a Chinese university. You can reach him on Twitter @markrlindquist.
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