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Protect Your Unit Week 6 Results

This contest isn’t over after all.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Rutgers
It’s the closest you’ll ever get, Rutgers.
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(DISCLAIMER: This contest is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered.)

Just when it looked like lrdnorman had the contest won with last week’s 3-way hit for $2160, bullmartin matches with an $1800 hit of his own. What was the magic play, you ask?

  • Over 43.0 points in the Boston College-Clemson game.
  • Over 51.0 points in the Navy-Houston game.
  • Over 53.0 points in the Rutgers-Michigan game.

And boy howdy, did he hit that. Clemson hit the over by themselves, Navy and Houston each nearly did, and Michigan against RutgBWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH. On the 100th anniversary of Georgia Tech-Cumberland, 78-0 sets a modern standard for beatdowns between teams in the same TV rights deal conference.

Part of the reason for that 222-0 score in 1916 was Georgia Tech’s coach John Heisman making a statement that his team shouldn’t be playing such outmatched opposition. One wonders if Jim Harbaugh was making a similar point. Especially considering Michigan faked into a two-point conversion. For the second year in a row.

And I just adore that photo of the Rutgers mascot indifferently guarding the national championship trophy. You can tell from his body language that the score is about 43-0 already, and he knows he’s the butt of the joke. It could be worse; all those years ago, Rutgers could have picked a mascot whose face isn’t covered.

OK, enough piling on Rutgers. On to this week’s standings:

lrdnorman 3660.61 71.63
bullmartin 3225.89 1782.79
diddybull32 1829.10 9.09
bullbard 1657.17 -109.09
BullsOnParade96 1654.22 -281.82
mmmmsnouts 1432.69 -129.55
ULhothot 1365.35 114.88
dsidwell31 1350.26 -128.06
eastcoastbull 1301.47 -13.64
AndrewPina 1278.88 153.87
collin 1258.25 0
Snafu13 1142.18 0
jjlovecub 1130 -5
GaryStephen 1103.01 -11.64
ElliotMoore 1099.05 -40.55
USFalum7 1063.64 0
gym399 1034.46 -31.09
DaGata 942.51 0
Gibbsak 920.19 -6.82
ucscott 897.53 -20.69
defdans 858.75 -200
MC3443 788.64 0

There weren’t a lot of degenerate bets this week, so I’ll give Floyd’s Money Team Degenerate Bet of the Week to lrdnorman, for betting on Air Force-Wyoming. Any Wyoming game is a good candidate for this. Also, he deserves a consolation prize for making a big wager on SMU to beat Tulsa outright, and watching the ponies blow it in overtime. That would have put him over $2000 fake dollars.

The Randolph and Mortimer Spite Bet of the Week was a team effort. Practically everyone bet on Tulane to beat C. Florida. We’re a spiteful bunch.

Once again, the action starts on Wednesday, with Appalachian State-Louisiana-Lafayette. Two AAC weeknight games, Navy-East Carolina on Thursday and Memphis-Tulane on Friday. Also on Friday: Mississippi State-BYU (the Bulldogs are getting their frequent flier miles this year), San Diego State-Fresno State, and Duke-Louisville. That last one would be quite a game if this were February.

The two big national games are Ohio State-Wisconsin and Alabama-Tennessee.

Other AAC games: UConn is at USF, in a game that is traditionally close and low-scoring; Tulsa at Houston, in a rematch of another famous beatdown, the 100-6 job I wrote about previously; and Temple is at C. Florida.