(DISCLAIMER: This contest is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered.)
We all love to bet against UCF in this game, but doing so has rarely paid off better than today.
Trailing with 32 seconds to play, Temple went 70 yards in four plays to score an improbable last-second touchdown and steal a 26-25 win from UCF in Orlando. Temple trailed 25-7 midway through the second quarter.
This turned ten fake wagers from losers into winners, for a net swing of 984.71. No one bet on Central Florida, even to cover the spread. (UCF -3.5 was included in one parlay, but it would have lost anyway.)
Speaking of parlays, there were no winners this week. ULhothot’s $29 three-way parlay missed by one point; Louisiana-Monroe won by 6 when he needed 7, and missed a PAT at one point. Bullmartin’s $100 three-way parlay came up 3.5 points short on an over; he needed 54.5 in the Temple-UCF game.
Standings after week 7:
lrdnorman and bullmartin, winners of huge parlays, continue to lap the field. diddybull32, bullbard, mmmmsnouts, and eastcoastbull also have impressive totals. Several other players are in the black. Six players won over $100 in fake money this week, let by ucscott with 323.41.
Floyd’s Money Team Degenerate Bet of the Week was an easy choice: bullmartin staking $50 fake dollars on Kansas to beat Baylor outright. Baylor led 42-0 at the half. At +11400, it would have paid off $5,700 fake dollars, which may be the biggest win anyone’s tried for since we limited parlay wagers to 3.
Not a lot of obvious spite bets this week, so I’ll give Randolph & Mortimer Spite Bet of the Week to defdans for betting on UConn to cover the spread against USF. They did. Other than dsidwell31, and our local degenerates who support other schools, hardly anyone ever bets against the Bulls.
There is a monster game this week, a matchup of unbeatens Texas A&M and Alabama. Thursday night includes Miami-Virginia Tech and BYU-Boise State. After that, the biggest game is probably Colorado-Stanford or North Carolina State-Louisville.
Both AAC divisions have decisive games this weekend. Memphis is at Navy, the winner of which will take the lead in the AAC West. Of course, USF is at Temple on Friday night. USF can put more distance between themselves and the rest of the division, or Temple can assume control of its own destiny with a win. All other AAC teams are in action. East Carolina is at Cincinnati; Houston at SMU; Tulane at Tulsa; and finally, it’s #CivilConFLiCT week, with UCF traveling to Connecticut.