A new leader has emerged in the Battle for the Nickel Trophy, which goes to the winner of the FCS Pick ‘Em contest at year’s end. Admittedly, my 24-hour rule was up after 72 hours and it’s time to try and keep the lead after Week 3. There are two weeks left to the non-conference season in the Missouri Valley Football Conference and some of the matchups are pretty bland, with the exception of the Big One in Vermillion between UND and USD. The Coyotes let a big lead slip away last year at the Alerus but the Fighting Hawks are coming off a shutout over Missouri State of the Valley, the lone Big Sky win over the Valley last week in five games.
Jeff (12-2) Dom (11-3)
- UND at USD USD UND
- Southern Ill. at SE Mo. State SIU SIU
- UNI at Southern Utah UNI UNI
- Eastern Wash. at Fordham EWU Fordham
- Howard at Richmond How Richmond
- Charleston So. at Elon Elon Elon
- Murray St. at Missouri St. Mo St Mo State
- Ill. State at Eastern Illinois ISU Ill St.
The Jim Delaney Game of the Week
- Purdue at Missouri Purdue Purdue