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In which a winner will be determined!

NCAA Football: Foster Farms Bowl-Indiana vs Utah Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

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

Welcome to bowl season!

First of all, I apologize that the fake betting platform was down earlier in the week. One misplaced semi-colon can wreak havoc on this thing. But it’s up and running again, and all bowl games have all wagers available.

In bowl season, you must make at least 5 bets total, 2 of which are on AAC games. You must bet at least 10% of your total, or $100, whichever is greater. This is a higher requirement than the regular season.

Standings going into bowl season:

jjlovecub 1292.74
GaryStephen 1246.04
McIntyre2K7 1241.78
CarlZee 1239.19
mcgies852 1215.98
Collin 1021.73
DaGata 905.20
mwllz80 902.27
HerdCountry941 856.39
gibbsak 855.60
mmmmsnouts 813.32
AndrewPina 741.75
ElliotMoore 736.15
ULhothot 721.67
defdans 712.41
EastCoastBull 682.83
BullsOnParade96 654.55
Snafu13 619.13
dsidwell31 538.32
ucscott 488.08
BrianMartin 385.81
gym399 328.21
LrdNorman 122.90

The top six players are separated by less than $77, and the higher bet limits mean you can make up a lot of ground, so it’s anybody’s race.

This thread will remain open through the national championship game, and be updated regularly, as in previous years. To get in the mood, you can review the 2013, 2014, or 2016 bowl season.

Good luck, everyone. Oh, and if a TDS staffer (including myself) somehow wins, we’ll still give a prize to the highest-ranked reader.

UPDATE DECEMBER 31

Here are everyone’s picks and results so far:

andrewpina 400.00 Toledo -7.5 points over Appalachian State Appalachian State 34,
Toledo 0
LOSS -400.00
andrewpina 25.00 Ohio -7.5 points over Alabama-Birmingham Ohio 41,
Alabama-Birmingham 6
WIN 22.73
andrewpina 25.00 Oklahoma State -4.0 points over Virginia Tech Oklahoma State 30,
Virginia Tech 21
WIN 22.73
andrewpina 25.00 Washington +2.5 points over Penn State Penn State 35,
Washington 28
LOSS -25.00
carlzee 300.00 Over +67.0 points points in the Texas Tech-South Florida game South Florida 38,
Texas Tech 34
WIN 272.73
carlzee 75.00 Boise State +250.0 points money line to beat Oregon Boise State 38,
Oregon 28
WIN 187.50
carlzee 75.00 Army +250.0 points money line to beat San Diego State Army 42,
San Diego State 35
WIN 187.50
carlzee 50.00 Navy +1.5 points over Virginia Navy 49,
Virginia 7
WIN 45.45
Defdans 100.00 Over +65.5 points points in the Texas Tech-South Florida game South Florida 38,
Texas Tech 34
WIN 90.91
Defdans 100.00 Ohio State -7.5 points over Southern California Ohio State 24,
Southern California 7
WIN 90.91
Defdans 50.00 Memphis -3.5 points over Iowa State Iowa State 21,
Memphis 20
LOSS -50.00
Defdans 25.00 South Florida -2.5 points over Texas Tech South Florida 38,
Texas Tech 34
WIN 22.73
EastCoastBull 400.00 South Florida -2.0 points over Texas Tech South Florida 38,
Texas Tech 34
WIN 363.64
EastCoastBull 9.00 Florida Atlantic -1800.0 points money line to beat Akron Florida Atlantic 50,
Akron 3
WIN 0.50
EastCoastBull 9.00 South Florida -135.0 points money line to beat Texas Tech South Florida 38,
Texas Tech 34
WIN 6.67
EastCoastBull 9.00 Wisconsin -6.5 points over Miami (FL) Wisconsin 34,
Miami (FL) 24
WIN 8.18
EastCoastBull 9.00 Memphis -3.5 points over Iowa State Iowa State 21,
Memphis 20
LOSS -9.00
EastCoastBull 9.00 Houston -2.0 points over Fresno State Fresno State 33,
Houston 27
LOSS -9.00
EastCoastBull 9.00 Navy +1.5 points over Virginia Navy 49,
Virginia 7
WIN 8.18
EastCoastBull 9.00 Florida International +7.5 points over Temple Temple 28,
Florida International 3
LOSS -9.00
EastCoastBull 9.00 Florida State -15.0 points over Southern Mississippi Florida State 42,
Southern Mississippi 13
WIN 8.18
ElliotMoore 50.00 South Florida -2.0 points over Texas Tech South Florida 38,
Texas Tech 34
WIN 45.45
ElliotMoore 45.00 Under +55.0 points points in the Virginia-Navy game Navy 49,
Virginia 7
LOSS -45.00
ElliotMoore 45.00 Over +45.0 points points in the Michigan State-Washington State game Michigan State 42,
Washington State 17
WIN 40.91
ElliotMoore 45.00 Ohio State -7.0 points over Southern California Ohio State 24,
Southern California 7
WIN 40.91
ElliotMoore 45.00 Wisconsin -6.5 points over Miami (FL) Wisconsin 34,
Miami (FL) 24
WIN 40.91
ElliotMoore 45.00 Over +47.0 points points in the Northern Illinois-Duke game Duke 36,
Northern Illinois 14
WIN 40.91
ElliotMoore 45.00 Central Michigan +1.0 points over Wyoming Wyoming 37,
Central Michigan 14
LOSS -45.00
ElliotMoore 45.00 Temple -7.0 points over Florida International Temple 28,
Florida International 3
WIN 40.91
GaryStephen 25.00 Michigan State +135.0 points money line to beat Washington State Michigan State 42,
Washington State 17
WIN 33.75
GaryStephen 25.00 Boise State +250.0 points money line to beat Oregon Boise State 38,
Oregon 28
WIN 62.50
GaryStephen 25.00 Alabama-Birmingham +270.0 points money line to beat Ohio Ohio 41,
Alabama-Birmingham 6
LOSS -25.00
GaryStephen 25.00 Northern Illinois +180.0 points money line to beat Duke Duke 36,
Northern Illinois 14
LOSS -25.00
GaryStephen 25.00 Navy +1.5 points over Virginia Navy 49,
Virginia 7
WIN 22.73
GaryStephen 25.00 Virginia Tech +180.0 points money line to beat Oklahoma State Oklahoma State 30,
Virginia Tech 21
LOSS -25.00
GaryStephen 25.00 Kentucky +255.0 points money line to beat Northwestern Northwestern 24,
Kentucky 23
LOSS -25.00
GaryStephen 25.00 New Mexico State +160.0 points money line to beat Utah State New Mexico State 26,
Utah State 20
WIN 40.00
GaryStephen 25.00 Southern California +250.0 points money line to beat Ohio State Ohio State 24,
Southern California 7
LOSS -25.00
Gibbsak 50.00 Stanford +125.0 points money line to beat Texas Christian Texas Christian 39,
Stanford 37
LOSS -50.00
Gibbsak 50.00 Middle Tennessee State +155.0 points money line to beat Arkansas State Middle Tennessee State 35,
Arkansas State 30
WIN 77.50
Gibbsak 50.00 Memphis -3.5 points over Iowa State Iowa State 21,
Memphis 20
LOSS -50.00
Gibbsak 50.00 Navy -105.0 points money line to beat Virginia Navy 49,
Virginia 7
WIN 47.62
Gibbsak 10.00 Southern Methodist -4.5 points over Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech 51,
Southern Methodist 10
LOSS -10.00
Gibbsak 10.00 Temple -7.0 points over Florida International Temple 28,
Florida International 3
WIN 9.09
HerdCountry941 40.00 Alabama-Birmingham +270.0 points money line to beat Ohio Ohio 41,
Alabama-Birmingham 6
LOSS -40.00
HerdCountry941 40.00 Southern Mississippi +510.0 points money line to beat Florida State Florida State 42,
Southern Mississippi 13
LOSS -40.00
HerdCountry941 40.00 Duke -4.5 points over Northern Illinois Duke 36,
Northern Illinois 14
WIN 36.36
HerdCountry941 40.00 West Virginia +7.0 points over Utah Utah 30,
West Virginia 14
LOSS -40.00
HerdCountry941 40.00 Florida Atlantic -22.0 points over Akron Florida Atlantic 50,
Akron 3
WIN 36.36
HerdCountry941 40.00 Southern Methodist -4.5 points over Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech 51,
Southern Methodist 10
LOSS -40.00
HerdCountry941 40.00 Temple -7.0 points over Florida International Temple 28,
Florida International 3
WIN 36.36
HerdCountry941 40.00 Over +67.0 points points in the Texas Tech-South Florida game South Florida 38,
Texas Tech 34
WIN 36.36
HerdCountry941 40.00 Over +46.0 points points in the Army-San Diego State game Army 42,
San Diego State 35
WIN 36.36
HerdCountry941 40.00 Iowa -2.5 points over Boston College Iowa 27,
Boston College 20
WIN 36.36
HerdCountry941 40.00 Kentucky +255.0 points money line to beat Northwestern Northwestern 24,
Kentucky 23
LOSS -40.00
jjlovecub 412.00 Florida State -16.0 points over Southern Mississippi Florida State 42,
Southern Mississippi 13
WIN 374.55
jjlovecub 22.00 Washington State pick 'em over Michigan State Michigan State 42,
Washington State 17
LOSS -22.00
jjlovecub 22.00 Virginia +2.0 points over Navy Navy 49,
Virginia 7
LOSS -22.00
jjlovecub 22.00 Fresno State +2.5 points over Houston Fresno State 33,
Houston 27
WIN 20.00
mcgies852 180.00 South Florida -2.0 points over Texas Tech South Florida 38,
Texas Tech 34
WIN 163.64
mcgies852 75.00 Penn State -2.0 points over Washington Penn State 35,
Washington 28
WIN 68.18
mcgies852 75.00 Memphis -3.5 points over Iowa State Iowa State 21,
Memphis 20
LOSS -75.00
mcgies852 75.00 Navy +1.5 points over Virginia Navy 49,
Virginia 7
WIN 68.18
mcgies852 75.00 Houston -2.0 points over Fresno State Fresno State 33,
Houston 27
LOSS -75.00
McIntyre2K7 100.00 Over +62.5 points points in the Akron-Florida Atlantic game Florida Atlantic 50,
Akron 3
LOSS -100.00
McIntyre2K7 100.00 South Florida -135.0 points money line to beat Texas Tech South Florida 38,
Texas Tech 34
WIN 74.07
McIntyre2K7 100.00 Alabama-Birmingham +270.0 points money line to beat Ohio Ohio 41,
Alabama-Birmingham 6
LOSS -100.00
McIntyre2K7 100.00 Miami (FL) +225.0 points money line to beat Wisconsin Wisconsin 34,
Miami (FL) 24
LOSS -100.00
McIntyre2K7 100.00 Temple -270.0 points money line to beat Florida International Temple 28,
Florida International 3
WIN 37.04
McIntyre2K7 100.00 Louisville -250.0 points money line to beat Mississippi State Mississippi State 31,
Louisville 27
LOSS -100.00
McIntyre2K7 100.00 Over +54.5 points points in the Washington-Penn State game Penn State 35,
Washington 28
WIN 90.91
McIntyre2K7 20.89 Over +67.0 points points in the Texas Tech-South Florida game South Florida 38,
Texas Tech 34
WIN 18.99
Snafu13 25.00 Oklahoma State -4.0 points over Virginia Tech Oklahoma State 30,
Virginia Tech 21
WIN 22.73
Snafu13 25.00 Navy -1.0 points over Virginia Navy 49,
Virginia 7
WIN 22.73
Snafu13 25.00 Western Kentucky -4.5 points over Georgia State Georgia State 27,
Western Kentucky 17
LOSS -25.00
Snafu13 10.00 Louisiana Tech +5.5 points over Southern Methodist Louisiana Tech 51,
Southern Methodist 10
WIN 9.09
Snafu13 10.00 Over +60.5 points points in the Oregon-Boise State game Boise State 38,
Oregon 28
WIN 9.09
ULhothot 110.00 Ohio State -7.0 points over Southern California Ohio State 24,
Southern California 7
WIN 100.00
ULhothot 55.00 Louisville -6.0 points over Mississippi State Mississippi State 31,
Louisville 27
LOSS -55.00
ULhothot 55.00 West Virginia +7.0 points over Utah Utah 30,
West Virginia 14
LOSS -55.00
ULhothot 55.00 Appalachian State +8.0 points over Toledo Appalachian State 34,
Toledo 0
WIN 50.00
ULhothot 35.00 Appalachian State +270.0 points money line to beat Toledo Appalachian State 34,
Toledo 0
WIN 94.50
ULhothot 34.00 Fresno State +120.0 points money line to beat Houston Fresno State 33,
Houston 27
WIN 40.80
ULhothot 33.00 South Florida -2.0 points over Texas Tech South Florida 38,
Texas Tech 34
WIN 30.00
ULhothot 33.00 Temple -7.0 points over Florida International Temple 28,
Florida International 3
WIN 30.00
ULhothot 10.00 Southern Mississippi +600.0 points money line to beat Florida State Florida State 42,
Southern Mississippi 13
LOSS -10.00
ULhothot 4.00 Akron +1100.0 points money line to beat Florida Atlantic Florida Atlantic 50,
Akron 3
LOSS -4.00

Parlay attempts so far:


gym399 164.00
Fresno State +2.5 points over Houston Fresno State 33, Houston 27 WIN 0.00
Northern Illinois +5.5 points over Duke Duke 36, Northern Illinois 14 LOSS -164.00
South Florida -2.0 points over Texas Tech South Florida 38, Texas Tech 34 WIN 0.00

gym399 164.00
Southern Mississippi +16.0 points over Florida State Florida State 42, Southern Mississippi 13 LOSS -164.00
Over +54.5 points points in the Virginia-Navy game Navy 49, Virginia 7 WIN 0.00
Memphis -3.5 points over Iowa State Iowa State 21, Memphis 20 LOSS -0.00

ULhothot 55.00
West Virginia +7.0 points over Utah Utah 30, West Virginia 14 LOSS -55.00
Boston College +3.0 points over Iowa Iowa 27, Boston College 20 LOSS -0.00
Penn State -2.0 points over Washington Penn State 35, Washington 28 WIN 0.00

ULhothot 50.00
Fresno State +2.5 points over Houston Fresno State 33, Houston 27 WIN 0.00
Northern Illinois +5.5 points over Duke Duke 36, Northern Illinois 14 LOSS -50.00
Wake Forest -3.0 points over Texas A&M Wake Forest 55, Texas A&M 52 PUSH 0.00