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Protect Your Unit Week 3 Results

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Lots of people bet against USF this week. It didn’t pay off.

NCAA Football: Wisconsin at Brigham Young
Wisconsin-BYU was a popular play this week.
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(DISCLAIMER: This contest is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered.)

First, some scheduling news: the Memphis-Central Florida game has been scheduled for September 30. Memphis dropped a game at Georgia State, and C. a home game with FCS Maine, to make it happen. So the AAC conference schedule is once again whole.

This week’s results:

Wisconsin-BYU had a very wide spread early in the week, so a lot of players went for a middle bet on Wisconsin -13 and BYU +18. This failed to pay off, as Wisconsin pounded BYU. But I like to see this kind of creativity, so you all get the Floyd’s Money Team Degenerate Bet of the Week. mmmmsnouts, gym399 and ULhothot.

Illinois +18 was also a popular bet. In fact, nobody took USF to cover, even in this game where almost everyone is a USF honk. So everyone who bets against their own school will share the Randolph & Mortimer Spite Bet of the Week. That would be mmmmsnouts, CarlZee, lrdnorman (who bet it twice), and myself.

Don’t think anyone’s ever won both these awards in a week. I’ll have to look that up.

East Carolina threatened to cover their 20-point spread against Virginia Tech, giving the Hokies a game for a quarter. But they reverted to form and the Hokies covered easily. Why’d they fire Ruffin McNeill again?

Everyone got Cincinnati over Miami of Ohio right.

Standings:

collin 1499.00 273.64
gym399 1422.05 72.27
BrianMartin 1404.78 227.50
mcgies852 1290.91 131.82
jjlovecub 1260.00 -60.00
CarlZee 1253.07 29.46
GaryStephen 1235.97 -8.18
ElliotMoore 1218.64 150.45
andrewpina 1150.85 154.58
McIntyre2K7 1135.16 -1.82
ucscott 1124.59 101.18
mmmmsnouts 1055.91 -152.27
Defdans 1047.73 41.82
dsidwell31 1028.41 -100
eastcoastbull 983.82 183.15
Snafu13 962.36 -55.82
DaGata 905.20 0
ULhothot 902.82 -83.91
lrdnorman 898.07 -73.66
Gibbsak 843.54 -58.60
HerdCountry941 801.82 -109.55
mwllz80 765.91 0
bullsonparade96 654.55 0

Again, lots of people won more than $100 fake dollars this week. Collin hit 3 big bets (273.64). BrianMartin hit on Cincy at +185 outright. (227.50). eastcoastbull (183.15) went 4 for 4. andrewpina (154.58) hit 5 out of 6. ElliotMoore (150.45) hit 4 of 5. mcgies582 (131.82) and ucscot (101.18) also went into triple digits.

Week 4 games include: Temple at USF on Thursday night; East Carolina at Connecticut in a rescheduled game on Sunday; Central Florida finally getting to play again. at Maryland; Cincinnati-Navy in a conference game; Texas Tech-Houston; Southern Illinois-Memphis; Arkansas State-SMU; Army-Tulane and New Mexico-Tulsa.

Conference play begins for most Top 25 teams. Oklahoma State-TCU is the matchup of highest-ranked teams, followed by Mississippi State-Georgia. Several of the top teams have conference road games against unbeaten teams. Alabama goes to Vanderbilt; Penn State at Iowa; USC is at California; Washington at Colorado; Florida at Kentucky.