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Protect Your Unit Week 7 Picks Thread

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Forget El Assico, there's a real assic this week.

NCAA Football: Idaho at Washington State James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

(DISCLAIMER: This contest is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered.)

As I have said in some of the GAMBOLLLLLLcasts, I love watching lower-tier college football games. Well, there’s a terrific bad game this week.

The Idaho Vandals, winners of 3 games, host New Mexico State, winners of 2, at the wonderfully awful Kibbie Dome. The winner of this game has a good chance of reaching six wins, and squeaking into a bottom-rung bowl game.

Neither school may ever get another chance.

Both schools will have to leave the Sun Belt after the 2017 season. Idaho has already announced it is dropping back to FCS level. Conference-less New Mexico State intends to remain in FBS, but as a low-budget independent, a bowl game will be an extremely difficult goal.

You don’t see stakes like that every day. For aficionados of lower-tier college football - and if you’re a degenerate, you should be one, because that’s where the softer lines are - this is quality viewing. (The 5 PM ET kickoff overlaps with USF-UConn, but maybe you could watch the first half and then follow the score.)

Now on to this week’s business.

Navy at East Carolina was postponed to November 19, due to Hurricane Matthew-related flooding affecting Greenville. There were two regular bets on this game, which will be voided, meaning they don’t win or lose. They do count towards meeting minimum bet requirements, as explained last week.

There were also two parlay wagers which included Navy. The Navy game will be removed from the parlay, and the remaining bets treated as a 2-way parlay, or single bet with no vigorish. This was all explained in the packet. You didn’t lose your packet, did you?

Robot Chicken is the best and worst thing on television. On to this week’s picks:

USER WAGER UNITS
andrewpina Memphis -11.0 points over Tulane 100.00
andrewpina Over 69.0 points in the Iowa State-Texas game 100.00
andrewpina Over 83.0 points in the West Virginia-Texas Tech game 100.00
andrewpina Akron +11.5 points over Western Michigan 19.00
bullmartin Tulane +12.0 points over Memphis 50.00
bullmartin Kansas +11400.0 money line to beat Baylor 50.00
bullmartin Wisconsin +336.0 money line to beat Ohio State 25.00
bullmartin Missouri +431.0 money line to beat Florida 25.00
bullmartin Louisville -22600.0 money line to beat Duke 1.00
BullsOnParade96 Temple +3.5 points over Central Florida 25.00
BullsOnParade96 Memphis -11.0 points over Tulane 25.00
defdans Wisconsin +336.0 money line to beat Ohio State 50.00
defdans Connecticut +17.5 points over South Florida 40.00
defdans Colorado State +4069.0 money line to beat Boise State 10.00
dsidwell31 Ohio State -10.5 points over Wisconsin 50.00
dsidwell31 Clemson -17.0 points over North Carolina State 50.00
dsidwell31 Navy -3.0 points over East Carolina 50.00
eastcoastbull Over 52.5 points in the Connecticut-South Florida game 200.00
eastcoastbull South Florida -1000.0 money line to beat Connecticut 75.00
eastcoastbull Temple +155.0 money line to beat Central Florida 20.00
eastcoastbull Hawaii -340.0 money line to beat Nevada-Las Vegas 20.00
ElliotMoore Temple +153.0 money line to beat Central Florida 50.00
ElliotMoore South Florida -17.0 points over Connecticut 50.00
ElliotMoore Michigan State -4.0 points over Northwestern 50.00
ElliotMoore Georgia Tech -10.5 points over Georgia Southern 50.00
ElliotMoore Ohio State -10.5 points over Wisconsin 50.00
ElliotMoore Over 44.0 points in the Ohio State-Wisconsin game 20.00
GaryStephen Idaho -200.0 money line to beat New Mexico State 100.00
GaryStephen Connecticut +20.0 points over South Florida 50.00
GaryStephen Nebraska -3.5 points over Indiana 50.00
GaryStephen Kansas +11400.0 money line to beat Baylor 1.00
GaryStephen Colorado State +6125.0 money line to beat Boise State 1.00
GaryStephen Duke +11400.0 money line to beat Louisville 1.00
Gibbsak Rice +118.0 money line to beat Texas-San Antonio 10.00
Gibbsak Temple +153.0 money line to beat Central Florida 10.00
Gibbsak Nevada +101.0 money line to beat San Jose State 10.00
Gibbsak Texas Tech +103.0 money line to beat West Virginia 10.00
lrdnorman Temple +4.0 points over Central Florida 30.00
lrdnorman Houston -21.0 points over Tulsa 30.00
lrdnorman Western Kentucky +130.0 money line to beat Middle Tennessee State 30.00
lrdnorman Western Kentucky +2.5 points over Middle Tennessee State 30.00
lrdnorman Pittsburgh -3.0 points over Virginia 30.00
lrdnorman Mississippi State +257.0 money line to beat Brigham Young 30.00
lrdnorman Mississippi State +7.5 points over Brigham Young 30.00
ucscott Temple +155.0 money line to beat Central Florida 150.00
ucscott Temple +4.0 points over Central Florida 50.00
ucscott West Virginia 0.0 points over Texas Tech 50.00
ULhothot Colorado -10.0 points over Arizona State 41.34
ULhothot Wake Forest +1362.0 money line to beat Florida State 15.50
ULhothot Navy -3.0 points over East Carolina 5.50

Parlay selections:

BullsOnParade, $350, App St game over 48.5, SDSU game over 53, USF game over 52.5.

ULhothot, $250, Alabama -11, Ohio State -10.5.

disdwell31, $200, Clemson -17, UCF -3.5 and Navy -3. NOTE: This will be treated as a two-way parlay of Clemson and UCF.

bullmartin, $100, Over 52.5 points in the South Florida-Connecticut game, Over 54.5 points in the Central Florida-Temple game, Over 44.0 points in the Wisconsin-Ohio State game.

gibbsak, $100, Memphis -11, Navy -3. NOTE: The Navy game was cancelled, so this is a single bet without vigorish. If Memphis -11 wins, gibbsak wins $100, not the usual $90.91. This is called for in official rule 7.3.3.1:

If a parlay has to be recalculated as a single bet, that single bet is not subject to vigorish. A win pays 1 to 1.

It was in the packet.

ULhothot: $29, Louisiana State -24, Louisiana-Monroe -7, Alabama -11

As always, use the comment space to talk about New Mexico State-Idaho, or any lesser games that might interest you.