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NCAA Football: Tulane at Wake Forest
There were lots of tackles in this game.
Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

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

Welcome to Week 1 of Season 6 of our college football gambling game!

For those who are new to the contest: every week, at about noon on Friday, we post all the picks for the week. This thread is for you to discuss your picks, and this week’s game action in general. Banter is much encouraged. And there are prizes to the year’s winner.

We line-shop for you; protectyouru.net offers the best -110 lines for each game, chosen from up to 15 different Internet and brick-and-mortar sports books. We also update lines throughout the week. This means you can take advantage of split bets, hedge bets, and other complex plays if you want to.

Here are all the picks that have been made so far. I will update this as the weekend progresses.

USER WAGER UNITS
bullbard California -1329.0 money line to beat Hawaii 250.00
BullsOnParade96 Temple -16.0 points over Army 100.00
BullsOnParade96 Western Kentucky -19.0 points over Rice 50.00
BullsOnParade96 Indiana -9.5 points over Florida International 50.00
defdans Florida State -185.0 money line to beat Mississippi 50.00
defdans Houston +12.0 points over Oklahoma 40.00
defdans Over 46.5 points in the Army-Temple game 30.00
defdans Georgia Tech -3.0 points over Boston College 25.00
defdans Houston +400.0 money line to beat Oklahoma 10.00
dsidwell31 Over 49.5 points in the Massachusetts-Florida game 100.00
dsidwell31 Under 63.0 points in the California-Hawaii game 50.00
dsidwell31 Over 54.5 points in the Hawaii-Michigan game 50.00
dsidwell31 Over 67.5 points in the Houston-Oklahoma game 25.00
dsidwell31 Notre Dame -3.0 points over Texas 25.00
eastcoastbull Houston +10.0 points over Oklahoma 100.00
eastcoastbull Stanford -635.0 money line to beat Kansas State 25.00
eastcoastbull Tennessee -1100.0 money line to beat Appalachian State 25.00
ElliotMoore Toledo +135.0 money line to beat Arkansas State 40.00
ElliotMoore South Carolina +155.0 money line to beat Vanderbilt 40.00
ElliotMoore Over 63.0 points in the Bowling Green State-Ohio State game 35.00
ElliotMoore California -20.0 points over Hawaii 35.00
ElliotMoore Indiana -9.5 points over Florida International 30.00
ElliotMoore Clemson -7.0 points over Auburn 30.00
ElliotMoore Wisconsin +10.0 points over Louisiana State 10.00
ElliotMoore Georgia Tech -3.0 points over Boston College 10.00
ElliotMoore Oregon State +13.0 points over Minnesota 10.00
ElliotMoore Hawaii +41.0 points over Michigan 5.00
ElliotMoore Mississippi +170.0 money line to beat Florida State 5.00
GaryStephen Florida State -4.5 points over Mississippi 100.00
GaryStephen Texas-El Paso -7.5 points over New Mexico State 50.00
GaryStephen Under 43.0 points in the Tulane-Wake Forest game 10.00
Gibbsak Houston +10.0 points over Oklahoma 25.00
Gibbsak Texas +4.0 points over Notre Dame 20.00
Gibbsak Missouri +320.0 money line to beat West Virginia 10.00
Gibbsak Arkansas -25.0 points over Louisiana Tech 1.00
gym399 California -20.0 points over Hawaii 39.00
gym399 Ball State +150.0 money line to beat Georgia State 23.00
gym399 Hawaii +41.0 points over Michigan 23.00
gym399 Houston +10.0 points over Oklahoma 23.00
gym399 Louisiana State -9.5 points over Wisconsin 23.00
gym399 Georgia -2.5 points over North Carolina 23.00
gym399 Colorado State +8.0 points over Colorado 23.00
gym399 Western Kentucky -19.0 points over Rice 23.00
gym399 Tennessee -20.0 points over Appalachian State 23.00
gym399 Tulane +17.0 points over Wake Forest 23.00
jjlovecub West Virginia -9.5 points over Missouri 55.00
jjlovecub Oklahoma -10.0 points over Houston 55.00
jjlovecub South Carolina +4.5 points over Vanderbilt 55.00
lrdnorman Tulane +17.0 points over Wake Forest 20.00
lrdnorman Temple -16.0 points over Army 20.00
lrdnorman Southern Methodist -9.5 points over North Texas 20.00
lrdnorman Western Michigan +6.0 points over Northwestern 20.00
lrdnorman Western Michigan +194.0 money line to beat Northwestern 20.00
lrdnorman Houston +10.0 points over Oklahoma 20.00
lrdnorman Houston +350.0 money line to beat Oklahoma 20.00
lrdnorman Florida State -4.5 points over Mississippi 20.00
lrdnorman Tulane +645.0 money line to beat Wake Forest 20.00
lrdnorman Brigham Young +2.0 points over Arizona 10.00
lrdnorman Appalachian State +20.5 points over Tennessee 10.00
lrdnorman South Carolina +4.5 points over Vanderbilt 10.00
mmmmsnouts Under 42.5 points in the South Carolina-Vanderbilt game 50.00
mmmmsnouts Western Michigan +6.0 points over Northwestern 50.00
mmmmsnouts Southern Methodist -9.5 points over North Texas 25.00
mmmmsnouts Texas A&M -3.0 points over UCLA 25.00
mmmmsnouts Stanford -15.0 points over Kansas State 25.00
mmmmsnouts Texas +4.0 points over Notre Dame 25.00
mmmmsnouts Florida State -4.5 points over Mississippi 24.00
mmmmsnouts Arkansas -25.0 points over Louisiana Tech 1.00
ucscott Alabama -10.5 points over Southern California 70.00
ucscott Notre Dame -3.0 points over Texas 70.00
ucscott Indiana -9.5 points over Florida International 30.00
ucscott Tennessee -20.0 points over Appalachian State 30.00
ucscott Houston +10.0 points over Oklahoma 30.00
ucscott Southern California +375.0 money line to beat Alabama 20.00
USFalum7 South Carolina +3.5 points over Vanderbilt 100.00
USFalum7 Appalachian State +20.5 points over Tennessee 100.00
USFalum7 Houston +10.0 points over Oklahoma 50.00

Our players got off to a good start in the Thursday night games. Everyone correctly picked Indiana over FIU; Tulane ATS against Wake Forest; and South Carolina to beat Vanderbilt outright. Everyone also hit the under in those two games. (Did anyone anywhere think Sakerlina-Vandy or Tulane-Wake Forest were going to go over?)

Four of you even played last week’s Cal-Hawaii game, you lovable bunch of degenerates. Results were mixed, but I admire your commitment.

A lot of Week 1 games don’t have lines because they are FCS vs FBS matchups, which often don’t. Marquee games are LSU-Wisconsin at Lambeau Field; Oklahoma-Houston at the Texans’ stadium, whatever it’s called; Texas-Notre Dame; Florida State-Ole Miss in Orlando; Clemson-Auburn; and Georgia-North Carolina.

In the AAC, the only FBS games are Army-Temple, SMU-North Texas, San Jose State-Tulsa, and the aforementioned Houston showdown.

Use the space below to talk up your picks, or about this weekend’s action in general. If you’d like to join the fun, send me an email, and I’ll get you a username/password for our site. Any questions, please ask!