SALT LAKE CITY — The college football season is close, and with it comes the return of the KSL.com College Football Pick'em for the 2021 season.
After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic disrupting collegiate sports, Pick'em is back for its sixth year. Fans of BYU, Utah, Utah State or any other school will get the opportunity to compete against others each week and represent their respective fan base — and some bragging rights, too.
For those new to Pick'em, it's simple: guess the score for five college football games selected weekly by the KSL.com sports staff. Each week, the three local teams — BYU, Utah and Utah State — and other national matchups of merit will be included in the games you'll be asked to predict.
The participant who picks the winning team and is closest to the final game score will earn the maximum number of points (50) allowed, with everyone else graded on how close they are to the final score. The maximum game score will be worth 100 points when two local teams play against each other (Sept. 11 - Utah vs. BYU; Oct. 2 - BYU vs. Utah State) or for all bowl games at the end of the season.
New this year, during bowl season, there will be 15 games to predict, with the final matchup featuring the National Championship game on Jan. 10, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Want to spice up the competition? Create or join a group to compete against your family, friends, coworkers or neighbors for ultimate bragging rights. You can also see if your predictions are better than the KSL.com sports staff, who will release their picks each week.
To get started, create your 2021 entry here.
Take note, the first two games are Thursday, Sept. 2. The complete schedule for Week 1 is listed below.
9/2 5:30pm - Rice-Eccles Stadium Salt Lake City, Utah
9/2 5:00pm - Bounce House Orlando, Florida
9/4 5:30pm - Bank of America Stadium Charlotte, North Carolina
9/4 8:30pm - Allegiant Stadium Paradise, Nevada
9/4 9:00pm - Gesa Field Pullman, Washington