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Protect Your Unit Week 6 Picks Thread

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2018 NCAA Division III Football Championship Photo by Justin Tafoya/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

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

Did you hear about Grinnell College? Due to an epidemic of injuries that reduced their roster to 28 healthy players, the school has made the decision to forfeit the rest of their season. They also put out an interesting FAQ document which says a lot about the differences between our levels of competition:

During the past 30 seasons Grinnell has fielded a squad with over 50 members six times. In the fall of 2016 our squad size fell to the low 30s.

USF’s website lists 104 players. FBS division schools may offer up to 85 football scholarships. Even Division II schools can offer 36, but they operate on a partial-scholarship model rather than D-I’s “full ride” approach.

Grinnell is currently supporting its most robust football staffing model in the history of the College. There are five full-time employees on the staff, [plus] a half-time position, and [that] coach is involved in all aspects of the program, including recruiting. The program has two volunteer coaches to round out a staff of eight professionals.

USF football has 32 staff members.

The Pioneers had their last winning season in 2010 with a record of 6-4 and the squad posted a 5-5 mark in 2011 with [current head coach Jeff] Pedersen as the coach.

So their current head coach has had seven losing season, and was working on an eighth. I don’t think the difference to big-time college football needs any explaining.

Our research about health and safety suggests that players are more susceptible to injuries when they are fatigued. Due to injuries on our current squad, our players do not have any substitutes so they would be unnecessarily exposed to injury.

Compare to Willie Taggart saying “we heal differently around here.”

It illustrates how professionalized (if not professional, in the sense that players get paid) our level of football is. And of course, you can make wagers on major college football just like you can on professional games. I’ve never seen lines for games below the FCS level, except for national championship games.

Picks as of about 7:15 AM this morning:

User Wager Final Score Units Result Payoff
briank19 Maryland -13.0 points over Rutgers; Wisconsin -36.0 points over Kent State; Iowa +4.0 points over Michigan (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Over 52.0 points in the South Florida-Connecticut game TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 East Carolina +11.5 points over Temple Temple 27-17 10.00 WIN 9.09
briank19 Cincinnati +4.5 points over Central Florida TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Texas Christian +4.0 points over Iowa State TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Kansas State -1.5 points over Baylor TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Western Michigan +2.5 points over Toledo TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Duke -3.5 points over Pittsburgh TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Army +3.0 points over Tulane TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Texas -10.5 points over West Virginia; Southern Methodist -14.0 points over Tulsa; Memphis -14.0 points over Louisiana-Monroe (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 250.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Cincinnati +3.5 points over Central Florida TBD 4.10 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Old Dominion +2.0 points over Western Kentucky TBD 3.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Under 52.0 points in the South Florida-Connecticut game TBD 2.30 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Penn State -27.5 points over Purdue; Louisiana State -27.0 points over Utah State; Georgia -24.5 points over Tennessee (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 150.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 South Florida -10.5 points over Connecticut TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Cincinnati +4.5 points over Central Florida TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Memphis -14.5 points over Louisiana-Monroe TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Central Florida -3.5 points over Cincinnati; Under 68.0 points in the Oregon State-UCLA game; Auburn -2.5 points over Florida (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 35.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Over 49.0 points in the Michigan State-Ohio State game; Under 68.0 points in the Arkansas State-Georgia State game; Under 70.5 points in the Utah State-Louisiana State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 35.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 67.0 points in the Arkansas State-Georgia State game; Under 63.5 points in the Liberty-New Mexico State game; Under 66.0 points in the Troy-Missouri game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Massachusetts +26.5 points over Florida International; Nevada-Las Vegas +24.0 points over Boise State (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 67.0 points in the Oklahoma-Kansas game; Navy +2.5 points over Air Force (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 69.0 points in the New Mexico-San Jose State game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 55.0 points in the Ball State-Northern Illinois game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 60.0 points in the Boston College-Louisville game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Kent State +36.0 points over Wisconsin TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Bowling Green State +46.5 points over Notre Dame TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 69.0 points in the Utah State-Louisiana State game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Over 48.0 points in the Virginia Tech-Miami (FL) game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Over 50.0 points in the Washington-Stanford game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Nevada-Las Vegas +24.0 points over Boise State TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Auburn -3.0 points over Florida TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Florida +6.0 points over Auburn TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Boston College +5.0 points over Louisville TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Over 48.0 points in the Michigan State-Ohio State game TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Cincinnati +3.5 points over Central Florida TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Over 47.0 points in the Iowa-Michigan game TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Auburn -3.0 points over Florida TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Florida +6.0 points over Auburn TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Navy +160.0 money line to beat Air Force TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Florida +130.0 money line to beat Auburn TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Buffalo +150.0 money line to beat Ohio TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Oregon State +6.5 points over UCLA TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore UCLA -5.5 points over Oregon State TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Auburn -3.0 points over Florida TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Florida +6.0 points over Auburn TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Connecticut +11.0 points over South Florida TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Arkansas State -7.5 points over Georgia State TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Eastern Michigan -5.0 points over Central Michigan TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
jjlovecub Over 60.0 points in the Central Florida-Cincinnati game TBD 110.00 TBD 0.00
jjlovecub Purdue +28.0 points over Penn State TBD 55.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Central Florida -3.5 points over Cincinnati TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Penn State -23.5 points over Purdue TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Troy +26.0 points over Missouri TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Miami (FL) -11.5 points over Virginia Tech TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Liberty -5.0 points over New Mexico State TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs San Diego State -6.5 points over Colorado State TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Western Kentucky -2.0 points over Old Dominion TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Memphis -14.0 points over Louisiana-Monroe TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Over 44.0 points in the Tulane-Army game TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Florida +6.0 points over Auburn TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Under 47.0 points in the California-Oregon game TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Under 68.0 points in the New Mexico-San Jose State game TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Georgia Southern -9.5 points over South Alabama Georgia Southern 20-17 15.00 LOSS -15.00
jrjs Under 71.0 points in the Arkansas State-Georgia State game TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Florida +6.0 points over Auburn; Under 68.0 points in the New Mexico-San Jose State game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
lrdnorman Oklahoma State -9.5 points over Texas Tech; Texas -10.5 points over West Virginia (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 55.00 TBD 0.00
lrdnorman Over 60.0 points in the Central Florida-Cincinnati game; Wisconsin -35.0 points over Kent State (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
lrdnorman Army +3.0 points over Tulane; Louisiana State -27.0 points over Utah State; Minnesota -14.0 points over Illinois (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
lrdnorman Southern Methodist -12.5 points over Tulsa; Memphis -14.5 points over Louisiana-Monroe (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
lrdnorman Under 46.0 points in the Georgia Southern-South Alabama game; Temple -11.0 points over East Carolina (WIN,LOSS) Georgia Southern 20-17; Temple 27-17 25.00 LOSS -25.00
lrdnorman Cincinnati +170.0 money line to beat Central Florida TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
McIntyre2K7 Over 60.0 points in the Central Florida-Cincinnati game; Over 52.0 points in the Georgia-Tennessee game; Over 48.5 points in the Michigan State-Ohio State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 75.00 TBD 0.00
McIntyre2K7 Over 60.0 points in the Central Florida-Cincinnati game; Over 52.0 points in the South Florida-Connecticut game; Over 48.0 points in the Auburn-Florida game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
McIntyre2K7 Over 48.0 points in the Auburn-Florida game; Oklahoma -35.0 points over Kansas; Georgia -24.0 points over Tennessee (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
McIntyre2K7 Tulsa +400.0 money line to beat Southern Methodist TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Over 45.5 points in the Tulane-Army game; Over 45.0 points in the Rice-Alabama-Birmingham game; Over 45.0 points in the Western Kentucky-Old Dominion game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Under 69.0 points in the Utah State-Louisiana State game; Under 69.0 points in the Western Michigan-Toledo game; Under 69.0 points in the New Mexico-San Jose State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Central Florida -3.5 points over Cincinnati; South Florida -12.5 points over Connecticut; Bowling Green State +46.5 points over Notre Dame (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Liberty -5.0 points over New Mexico State; San Diego State -6.5 points over Colorado State; Under 67.0 points in the Arkansas State-Georgia State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Duke -5.0 points over Pittsburgh TBD 110.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Central Florida -4.0 points over Cincinnati; North Carolina -9.5 points over Georgia Tech; Duke -5.0 points over Pittsburgh (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Boston College +200.0 money line to beat Louisville TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Purdue +1800.0 money line to beat Penn State TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Kansas +2500.0 money line to beat Oklahoma TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
undercoverbull Maryland -12.0 points over Rutgers; South Florida -10.5 points over Connecticut (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 200.00 TBD 0.00
undercoverbull Michigan -3.5 points over Iowa TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
undercoverbull Bowling Green State +46.0 points over Notre Dame TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
undercoverbull Texas -10.5 points over West Virginia TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
undercoverbull Memphis -14.5 points over Louisiana-Monroe TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00

As always, use the space here to talk about this week’s games, your selections, lobby for awards, and so forth! Good luck and have fun!