(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:
|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|
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 22.214.171.124:
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.