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Protect Your Unit Week 12 Results

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A series of failed longshot plays preserves the status quo.

NCAA Football: Navy at East Carolina
Navy-East Carolina
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(DISCLAIMER: This contest is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered.)

Since most of our readers and degenerates gamblers are USF fans, it’s rare that the USF game isn’t the most played game of the week. But it was last week, as more than half our participants bet on Navy to beat East Carolina by 7, or bet the over. All of these bets won.

Overall, it was a break-even week on straight bets, negated by several large parlay wagers that all missed. Defdans came closest, hitting on Georgia Tech and the USF-SMU under, but losing when Notre Dame blew yet another big lead. Unfortunately, that was the last of his 1000 fake dollars. To keep playing he will have to make a Sudden Death Bet:

You can enter this bet into the system, or send me an email with your choice. It must be a pointspread bet, it cannot be a money line or over-under. There is a full slate of AAC games to choose from, including C. Florida at USF.

Standings:

DEGENERATE TOTAL WEEK
bullmartin 5369.26 -228.18
lrdnorman 2970.69 -372.27
BullsOnParade96 2001.17 -660.23
AndrewPina 1716.79 251.82
mmmmsnouts 1709.69 131.82
bullbard 1529.91 21.82
Snafu13 1455.82 62.64
eastcoastbull 1447.44 -121.92
diddybull32 1447.29 -281.82
GaryStephen 1280.11 19.09
ElliotMoore 1158.44 64.09
ucscott 1140.03 0
USFalum7 1063.64 0
collin 1057.25 0
DaGata 949.08 177.47
jjlovecub 855 0
gym399 826.67 103.62
Gibbsak 803.32 0
MC3443 788.64 0
dsidwell31 577.54 -47.27
ULhothot 246.72 -250
defdans 0 -128.98

Leader bullmartin lost a little this week, but lost less than his pursuers (who were making large parlay wagers to try and catch up), so he extended his lead. Can anyone catch bullmartin?

Randolph & Mortimer Spite Bet of the Week goes to everyone who bet on hapless Tulane to knock off Temple on USF’s behalf. That would be bullbard, BullsOnParade96, diddybull32, and lrdnorman. Appreciate the positive vibes, guys, but Temple won and covered easily, 31-0.

Floyd’s Money Team Degenerate Bet of the Week goes to dsidwell31 for taking Rutgers at +3600 to beat Penn State outright. I get that some longshot bets are necessary to catch up, but Rutgers has lost Big Ten games this year by scores of 78-0, 58-0, 49-0 (to Michigan State, which isn’t even good this year) and now 39-0.

It’s Thanksgiving week in college football, which means rivalry games, both real and contrived. Alabama-Auburn, Notre Dame-Southern California, Georgia-Georgia Tech, South Carolina-Clemson, Mississippi-Mississippi State, Kansas-Kansas State, Washington-Washington State, Florida-Florida State, Illinois-Northwestern, Kentucky-Louisville, Tennessee-Vanderbilt, LSU-Texas A&M, Missouri-Arkansas, and more.

There’s also lots of weeknight MACtion, including a Toledo-Western Michigan game on Thursday that has NY6 bowl implications. Unbeaten WMU is in the driver’s seat, but a loss could put the Mountain West or AAC champ into the big game.

In the AAC, there is of course USF’s game with you-know-who. The rest of the league is in action: Cincinnati is at Tulsa; Houston at Memphis; Tulane at UConn; Navy at SMU; and East Carolina at Temple. There is little at stake in the AAC. Navy has already clinched the West Division, and Temple can clinch the East with a win. Among teams already qualified for bowl games, one more win or loss won’t change things much. Only SMU is playing for a bowl bid. (Cincinnati could make it to 5-7, but their APR score, the deciding factor in bowl assignments among 5-7 teams, is middle-of-the-pack.)

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.