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Protect Your Unit Week 3 Picks Thread

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In which Hurricane Irma continues to wreak havoc on the schedule.

Florida International v Massachusetts
Now with more FIU-UMass games! (Yes, that’s FIU. I don’t know why they’re dressed like C. circa 2008.)
Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

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

First, I have decreed that Week 3 will also be an optional week, so our players can tend to post-hurricane cleanup. You do not have to make fake bets, or use a bye. I anticipate that Week 4 will be back to the normal rules.

As an aside, it’s not too late to join our annual wagering contest! You’d have to use your bye week for Week 1, but you can still play and be eligible for prizes. Send me an email to angerthespy@gmail.com.

The big news story this week is scheduling mayhem. With almost all Florida games washed out by Hurricane Irma, schools had to get creative. You've probably already read about how the AAC juggled conference games so USF-UConn could be played. There is probably more juggling to happen, as Memphis-Central Florida has yet to be rescheduled.

Our friends frenemies acquaintances those people up I-4 had the additional misfortune of losing this week's home game with Georgia Tech. FIU-Indiana was also cancelled, though both those teams already have found replacement opponents. Indiana will host Charleston Southern in 3 weeks. FIU will host Massachusetts on December 2, to replace the UMass-USF game that was cancelled. USF will now host UMass in 2022 or 2023 instead. The game database has been updated to account for all this.

I am puzzled that FIU scheduled a home game that would conflict with their conference championship game. Who does that? You have to at least pretend you have a chance, right? Anyway, you can see a full rundown of NCAA football schedule changes here.

Moving on to picks:

USER WAGER UNITS
andrewpina Virginia Tech -20.5 points over East Carolina 105.00
andrewpina Virginia -355.0 money line to beat Connecticut 35.00
andrewpina Cincinnati +175.0 money line to beat Miami (OH) 30.00
andrewpina Ohio -300.0 money line to beat Kansas 20.00
andrewpina UCLA -3.0 points over Memphis 20.00
andrewpina Under 49.0 points in the Connecticut-Virginia game 20.00
andrewpina California +150.0 money line to beat Mississippi 20.00
carlzee Over 59.0 points in the Oregon-Wyoming game 100.00
carlzee Tulsa +320.0 money line to beat Toledo 50.00
carlzee Oregon -13.5 points over Wyoming 30.00
carlzee Virginia Tech -21.0 points over East Carolina 30.00
carlzee Texas +550.0 money line to beat Southern California 30.00
carlzee Bowling Green State +1000.0 money line to beat Northwestern 20.00
carlzee Illinois +18.5 points over South Florida 15.00
carlzee Louisiana-Lafayette +1100.0 money line to beat Texas A&M 1.00
collin Cincinnati +5.5 points over Miami (OH) 100.00
collin San Diego State +9.5 points over Stanford 100.00
collin Over 59.0 points in the Oregon-Wyoming game 100.00
collin Over 76.0 points in the Arizona State-Texas Tech game 1.00
EastCoastBull Over 53.5 points in the Illinois-South Florida game 100.00
EastCoastBull Tulsa +10.0 points over Toledo 50.00
EastCoastBull South Florida -850.0 money line to beat Illinois 50.00
EastCoastBull Houston -22.5 points over Rice 25.00
EastCoastBull Over 57.0 points in the Tulane-Oklahoma game 20.00
ElliotMoore Over 58.5 points in the New Mexico-Boise State game 50.00
ElliotMoore Mississippi State +235.0 money line to beat Louisiana State 50.00
ElliotMoore Oregon -13.5 points over Wyoming 50.00
ElliotMoore Toledo -9.0 points over Tulsa 50.00
ElliotMoore Cincinnati +175.0 money line to beat Miami (OH) 50.00
GaryStephen Virginia Tech -21.0 points over East Carolina 50.00
GaryStephen Illinois +18.5 points over South Florida 50.00
GaryStephen Washington State -21.0 points over Oregon State 40.00
GaryStephen Western Michigan -20.0 points over Idaho 40.00
gym399 Wisconsin -13.0 points over Brigham Young 75.00
gym399 Brigham Young +18.0 points over Wisconsin 75.00
gym399 Under 49.5 points in the Tennessee-Florida game 30.00
gym399 Colorado State +29.0 points over Alabama 30.00
gym399 Memphis +3.0 points over UCLA 30.00
gym399 Oregon -13.5 points over Wyoming 30.00
gym399 Under 55.5 points in the Illinois-South Florida game 30.00
HerdCountry941 UCLA -3.0 points over Memphis 50.00
HerdCountry941 Michigan -24.5 points over Air Force 45.00
HerdCountry941 Boise State -15.5 points over New Mexico 35.00
HerdCountry941 Under 53.5 points in the Georgia State-Penn State game 25.00
HerdCountry941 Virginia Tech -20.5 points over East Carolina 25.00
HerdCountry941 Purdue +7.5 points over Missouri 25.00
mcgies852 Cincinnati +6.0 points over Miami (OH) 75.00
mcgies852 Purdue +7.5 points over Missouri 75.00
mcgies852 Over 51.0 points in the Illinois-South Florida game 50.00
mcgies852 Mississippi -3.0 points over California 50.00
McIntyre2K7 Colorado State +29.0 points over Alabama 10.00
McIntyre2K7 Georgia State +39.0 points over Penn State 10.00
McIntyre2K7 Tulane +34.5 points over Oklahoma 10.00
McIntyre2K7 Army +31.0 points over Ohio State 10.00
McIntyre2K7 Over 56.0 points in the Clemson-Louisville game 10.00
mmmmsnouts Over 67.5 points in the Oregon-Wyoming game 75.00
mmmmsnouts Brigham Young +18.0 points over Wisconsin 25.00
mmmmsnouts Wisconsin -13.0 points over Brigham Young 25.00
mmmmsnouts South Carolina -6.0 points over Kentucky 25.00
mmmmsnouts Kansas State -3.5 points over Vanderbilt 25.00
mmmmsnouts Illinois +18.5 points over South Florida 25.00
ucscott Cincinnati +6.0 points over Miami (OH) 60.00
ucscott Cincinnati +180.0 money line to beat Miami (OH) 60.00
ucscott UCLA -3.0 points over Memphis 40.00
ucscott Duke -14.0 points over Baylor 25.00
ucscott Tennessee +6.0 points over Florida 20.00
ucscott Louisville +140.0 money line to beat Clemson 15.00
ucscott Purdue +7.5 points over Missouri 15.00
ucscott Tennessee +190.0 money line to beat Florida 15.00
ucscott Tulsa +320.0 money line to beat Toledo 5.00
ULhothot Wisconsin -13.0 points over Brigham Young 55.00
ULhothot South Carolina -6.0 points over Kentucky 55.00
ULhothot Brigham Young +18.0 points over Wisconsin 55.00
ULhothot Texas A&M -23.0 points over Louisiana-Lafayette 22.00
ULhothot Illinois +635.0 money line to beat South Florida 12.00
ULhothot Louisville +3.5 points over Clemson 11.00
ULhothot North Carolina -7.5 points over Old Dominion 10.00

PARLAY: ULHothot $30 Wisconsin -13, UNC-7.5, South Carolina -6

If you wish to make parlay wagers (2 or 3 over/under or point spread bets only), please mail them to the above address for now.

As always, use this thread to talk about this week's games, or anything else on your mind. If you’re still doing storm cleanup, be careful out there.