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NCAA Football: Mississippi at Mississippi State
Bark like a dog for me.
Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

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

Happy Turkey Day, everyone. Hope you all enjoyed family and friends, football, food, and a good night’s sleep as we go into holiday shopping season. Some of us have to work Friday, so I’m getting this article in early.

There were only three early-week games this week: two MAC games on Tuesday, and the traditional Thanksgiving Night Mississippi-Mississippi State game. Ole Miss lost in bizarre fashion, when a game-tying touchdown drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty:

To be fair, it’s not as bad as Quinton Flowers’ gesture towards the UCF fans two years ago. But the 35-yard PAT afterward was missed, giving MSU a 21-20 win, and a brutal beat to Oak1787, speruche, jrjs, and E-Dogg42. They all had Mississippi State -1.5 or -2.5, so this stunt denied them a chance at overtime, where any M-State win would also cover. Only anthonyvito had Ole Miss against the spread, winning $22.73. Hotty toddy, I guess.

speruche’s cold streak continues, losing $164.11 on two parlays so far. As of Friday morning, undercoverbull leads 3131.57 to 2864.34. On the plus side, ElliotMoore won $182 on MACtion.

There’s still a full slate of games this week, including 15 on Friday. Here are everyone’s selections as of about 8 AM Friday:

User Wager Final Score Units Result Payoff
anthonyvito Mississippi +2.5 points over Mississippi State Mississippi State 21-20 25.00 WIN 22.73
Danj725 Appalachian State -11.0 points over Troy; Clemson -25.0 points over South Carolina; Georgia -28.0 points over Georgia Tech (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 200.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Central Florida -24.5 points over South Florida TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Cincinnati +10.0 points over Memphis TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Ohio State -8.5 points over Michigan TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Alabama -3.5 points over Auburn TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Florida -18.0 points over Florida State TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Virginia Tech -2.5 points over Virginia; Wake Forest -3.5 points over Syracuse; Minnesota +3.0 points over Wisconsin (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 207.01 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Over 52.0 points in the Ohio-Akron game; Western Michigan -7.0 points over Northern Illinois; Mississippi State -2.5 points over Mississippi (WIN,LOSS,LOSS) Ohio 52-3; Northern Illinois 17-14; Mississippi State 21-20 10.00 LOSS -10.00
E-dogg42 South Florida +24.5 points over Central Florida; Southern Methodist -4.5 points over Tulane; Over 39.5 points in the Brigham Young-San Diego State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Clemson -25.0 points over South Carolina; Georgia -28.0 points over Georgia Tech; Michigan State -23.0 points over Maryland (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Ohio State -8.5 points over Michigan; Alabama -3.5 points over Auburn; Florida -18.0 points over Florida State (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Over 62.5 points in the South Florida-Central Florida game; Over 56.0 points in the Cincinnati-Memphis game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 80.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Over 52.0 points in the Ohio-Akron game; Under 60.5 points in the Western Michigan-Northern Illinois game (WIN,WIN) Ohio 52-3; Northern Illinois 17-14 70.00 WIN 182.00
ElliotMoore Ohio State -8.5 points over Michigan TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Cincinnati +300.0 money line to beat Memphis TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Baylor -14.0 points over Kansas TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen South Florida +1300.0 money line to beat Central Florida TBD 64.12 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Under 62.5 points in the South Florida-Central Florida game TBD 55.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Under 67.0 points in the Kent State-Eastern Michigan game TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen South Carolina +28.0 points over Clemson TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Illinois -7.5 points over Northwestern TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Bowling Green State +2000.0 money line to beat Buffalo TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Under 60.5 points in the Mississippi-Mississippi State game; Boise State -12.5 points over Colorado State; Under 53.5 points in the Boston College-Pittsburgh game (WIN,TBD,TBD) Mississippi State 21-20; TBD; TBD 24.70 TBD 0.00
jrjs Under 69.0 points in the Texas Tech-Texas game; Over 49.5 points in the Alabama-Auburn game; Maryland +23.0 points over Michigan State (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 24.70 TBD 0.00
jrjs Iowa -4.5 points over Nebraska; Baylor -14.0 points over Kansas; Notre Dame -14.0 points over Stanford (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 24.70 TBD 0.00
jrjs Missouri -11.0 points over Arkansas; Baylor -14.0 points over Kansas; Boston College +9.5 points over Pittsburgh (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 24.70 TBD 0.00
jrjs Under 60.5 points in the Mississippi-Mississippi State game; Missouri -11.0 points over Arkansas; Over 49.5 points in the Alabama-Auburn game (WIN,TBD,TBD) Mississippi State 21-20; TBD; TBD 24.70 TBD 0.00
jrjs Boise State -12.5 points over Colorado State; Over 49.5 points in the Alabama-Auburn game; Boston College +9.5 points over Pittsburgh (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 24.70 TBD 0.00
jrjs Under 69.0 points in the Texas Tech-Texas game; Iowa -4.5 points over Nebraska; Baylor -14.0 points over Kansas (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 24.70 TBD 0.00
jrjs Under 53.5 points in the Boston College-Pittsburgh game; Maryland +23.0 points over Michigan State; Notre Dame -14.0 points over Stanford (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 24.70 TBD 0.00
jrjs Toledo +10.5 points over Central Michigan; Under 46.5 points in the Georgia-Georgia Tech game; Oklahoma State +13.5 points over Oklahoma (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 24.70 TBD 0.00
jrjs Mississippi State -2.5 points over Mississippi; Virginia +3.0 points over Virginia Tech; Oregon -18.0 points over Oregon State (LOSS,TBD,TBD) Mississippi State 21-20; TBD; TBD 24.70 LOSS -24.70
jrjs Toledo +10.5 points over Central Michigan; Virginia +3.0 points over Virginia Tech; Oregon -18.0 points over Oregon State (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 24.70 TBD 0.00
jrjs Mississippi State -2.5 points over Mississippi; Under 46.5 points in the Georgia-Georgia Tech game; Oklahoma State +13.5 points over Oklahoma (LOSS,TBD,TBD) Mississippi State 21-20; TBD; TBD 24.70 LOSS -24.70
Julmisteforheisman South Florida +24.5 points over Central Florida TBD 64.12 TBD 0.00
Julmisteforheisman Virginia +2.5 points over Virginia Tech; Cincinnati +12.0 points over Memphis; Washington State +8.0 points over Washington (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
Julmisteforheisman Rutgers +15000.0 money line to beat Penn State TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
Lrdnorman South Florida +1300.0 money line to beat Central Florida TBD 243.00 TBD 0.00
Lrdnorman Iowa -5.0 points over Nebraska; Cincinnati +12.0 points over Memphis (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
Lrdnorman Buffalo -28.0 points over Bowling Green State TBD 1.00 TBD 0.00
Lrdnorman Texas Tech +10.0 points over Texas TBD 1.00 TBD 0.00
McIntyre2K7 Georgia -28.0 points over Georgia Tech; Over 45.0 points in the Georgia-Georgia Tech game; Under 54.0 points in the Ohio State-Michigan game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00
McIntyre2K7 Under 62.5 points in the South Florida-Central Florida game; Over 45.0 points in the Georgia-Georgia Tech game; Over 49.5 points in the Alabama-Auburn game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
McIntyre2K7 Akron +1500.0 money line to beat Ohio Ohio 52-3 40.00 LOSS -40.00
Oak1787 Under 71.0 points in the Tulane-Southern Methodist game; Under 69.5 points in the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State game; Under 65.5 points in the Fresno State-San Jose State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
Oak1787 Clemson -27.0 points over South Carolina; Alabama -3.5 points over Auburn; Florida -17.5 points over Florida State (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
Oak1787 Mississippi State -1.5 points over Mississippi; Virginia Tech -2.5 points over Virginia; Iowa -5.0 points over Nebraska (LOSS,TBD,TBD) Mississippi State 21-20; TBD; TBD 25.00 LOSS -25.00
Oak1787 Marshall -7.5 points over Florida International; Kentucky -3.0 points over Louisville; Tulsa -5.5 points over East Carolina (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
Oak1787 Utah -28.0 points over Colorado; Oklahoma -12.0 points over Oklahoma State; UCLA -1.5 points over California (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
Oak1787 Under 44.5 points in the West Virginia-Texas Christian game; Under 43.5 points in the Northwestern-Illinois game; Under 39.5 points in the Brigham Young-San Diego State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 23.19 TBD 0.00
Oak1787 Texas State +7.5 points over Coastal Carolina; Duke +9.0 points over Miami (FL); Iowa State -4.5 points over Kansas State (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Ohio -27.0 points over Akron; Western Michigan -7.0 points over Northern Illinois; Over 60.5 points in the Western Michigan-Northern Illinois game (WIN,LOSS,LOSS) Ohio 52-3; Northern Illinois 17-14; Northern Illinois 17-14 100.00 LOSS -100.00
speruche Mississippi State -2.5 points over Mississippi; Over 51.0 points in the Bowling Green State-Buffalo game; Virginia Tech -2.5 points over Virginia (LOSS,TBD,TBD) Mississippi State 21-20; TBD; TBD 64.11 LOSS -64.11
speruche Over 44.5 points in the Wyoming-Air Force game; Over 43.5 points in the Rice-Texas-El Paso game; Over 39.5 points in the Brigham Young-San Diego State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Over 46.5 points in the West Virginia-Texas Christian game; Over 45.0 points in the Georgia-Georgia Tech game; Over 45.0 points in the Northwestern-Illinois game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Under 70.0 points in the Tulane-Southern Methodist game; Under 69.5 points in the Louisiana-Monroe-Louisiana-Lafayette game; Under 71.0 points in the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Under 69.0 points in the Texas Tech-Texas game; Under 66.5 points in the Wake Forest-Syracuse game; Under 67.0 points in the New Mexico State-Liberty game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Georgia Tech +29.0 points over Georgia; Rutgers +40.0 points over Penn State; Navy -7.5 points over Houston (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Texas -9.0 points over Texas Tech; Central Michigan -9.0 points over Toledo; Under 64.5 points in the Toledo-Central Michigan game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Alabama -3.5 points over Auburn; Over 50.0 points in the Rutgers-Penn State game; Under 68.0 points in the Fresno State-San Jose State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Michigan State -23.0 points over Maryland; Southern Methodist -4.5 points over Tulane; North Carolina -8.0 points over North Carolina State (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Oregon State +1000.0 money line to beat Oregon TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Louisiana-Monroe +1000.0 money line to beat Louisiana-Lafayette TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Kansas State +185.0 money line to beat Iowa State TBD 9.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Nevada-Las Vegas +260.0 money line to beat Nevada TBD 8.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Florida State +800.0 money line to beat Florida TBD 8.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Kansas +500.0 money line to beat Baylor TBD 6.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Arizona +425.0 money line to beat Arizona State TBD 6.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Texas Tech +300.0 money line to beat Texas TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Toledo +300.0 money line to beat Central Michigan TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Wyoming +345.0 money line to beat Air Force TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
speruche New Mexico +350.0 money line to beat Utah State TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Arkansas +395.0 money line to beat Missouri TBD 4.00 TBD 0.00
speruche West Virginia +430.0 money line to beat Texas Christian TBD 4.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Troy +400.0 money line to beat Appalachian State TBD 4.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Texas A&M +770.0 money line to beat Louisiana State TBD 4.00 TBD 0.00
undercoverbull Appalachian State -11.0 points over Troy; Charlotte -7.5 points over Old Dominion (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00

Some big bets on USF to pull the upset over Team That Lost To Tulsa. Could really upend the standings if it happens. As always, an updated list of plays is maintained at http://protectyouru.net/pyu/weekly_picks.php

Another item of business for this week: most of your pre-season bets will be settled after this week’s games end. Any money you win on the over/under win bets you made before the season will be added to your account, and you can use it for Week 15 (championship week plus Army-Navy) and Week 16 (bowl season). Any money you lose on futures has already been taken from your account, so your bankroll won’t go down. For those of you who took South Florida at to win 6.5 or more games, this is when you will officially get the bad news.

Conference Championship, Playoff, Heisman Trophy, and National Championship futures bets can’t be decided yet, though we will go ahead and set the bet to a loss of your team is eliminated. The past bets section of your Dashboard will show your futures bets, and the status of each (look for Week 0).

Futures bets won’t appear to upset the standings too much, though a lot of you did bet big on Cincinnati to win 7.5 games, which they did easily. dsidwell31 bet the maximum on this and will win $120. Cincinnati to win the conference, another popular bet, is also still in play: BullsOnParade will win $225 if it comes in. I think those are the biggest futures wins still possible.

Use this space to discuss your picks, this week’s games, your preseason futures bets, the competition standings, or anything else related! Thanks for playing this season, and have a great holiday weekend.