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Conference play begins!

NCAA Football: Navy at Memphis Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

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

It’s almost October! And, conference season. 40 of this week’s 55 games are intra-conference games, and there are only three games involving FCS opponents.

There’s been a lot of line movement this week. For example, Connecticut was an underdog by 41 points at the beginning of the week, but are now up to 44.5. This can result in players getting different point spreads on the same game, depending upon what the line was when they placed the bet.

There are already several such games this week; even players betting on the same team vary by as much as 3 points. This can lead to situations where the same bet wins for one person and loses for another, if the result comes down in the middle.

In fact, this has already happened, in the Thursday night game. BullsOnParade96, ElliotMoore, and Speruche had Memphis -12, while Andrewpina and lrdnorman had Navy plus only 10.5. The final score was 35-23, so the bets on Memphis pushed while the ones on Navy lost. One point can make all the difference.

Of course, you can also take advantage of this by going for a “split” or “middle” bet. (See the Gambollllll Glossary.) For example, if the line is initially Team A -20, and you bet that team, and the line moves to Team B +24, you can bet that team also and hope the result is in between. If it is, you win both bets; if not, you win one bet and lose the other for only a small loss. PYU allows this; you can make any combination of bets you want, as long as you have the bankroll to do so.

I endeavor to update lines once a day, every day, so these opportunities will continue to present themselves.

On to this week’s selections, as of about 1 PM Friday afternoon:

User Wager Final Score Units Result Payoff
andrewpina Navy +10.5 points over Memphis Memphis 35-23 100.00 LOSS -100.00
andrewpina San Jose State +19.5 points over Air Force TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00
andrewpina Over 40.0 points in the Arizona State-California game TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
anthonyvito Under 49.0 points in the Georgia Tech-Temple game TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
anthonyvito Over 54.0 points in the Navy-Memphis game Memphis 35-23 25.00 WIN 22.73
anthonyvito Connecticut +40000.0 money line to beat Central Florida TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Oklahoma -27.0 points over Texas Tech TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Georgia Tech +9.5 points over Temple; Iowa -23.5 points over Middle Tennessee State; Syracuse -38.5 points over Holy Cross (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Cincinnati -3.5 points over Marshall TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Under 60.5 points in the Kansas State-Oklahoma State game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Utah State -23.5 points over Colorado State TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Over 66.5 points in the Ohio State-Nebraska game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 North Texas -6.5 points over Houston TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Under 52.0 points in the Kentucky-South Carolina game; Over 63.0 points in the Central Michigan-Western Michigan game; Over 50.0 points in the Buffalo-Miami (OH) game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 300.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Georgia Tech +9.5 points over Temple TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Cincinnati -2.5 points over Marshall TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Memphis -12.0 points over Navy Memphis 35-23 5.00 PUSH 0.00
carlzee Wisconsin -23.5 points over Northwestern TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
carlzee Akron -7.0 points over Massachusetts TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
carlzee Under 61.5 points in the Southern Methodist-South Florida game TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
carlzee Alabama -36.5 points over Mississippi TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
carlzee Auburn -10.5 points over Mississippi State TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
carlzee Kentucky +3.0 points over South Carolina TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
carlzee Northwestern +1300.0 money line to beat Wisconsin TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Penn State -6.0 points over Maryland; Clemson -26.5 points over North Carolina; Florida -36.5 points over Towson (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 150.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 South Florida +8.5 points over Southern Methodist TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Cincinnati -3.5 points over Marshall TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 North Carolina State +230.0 money line to beat Florida State TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
dsidwell31 Penn State -6.5 points over Maryland; Over 58.0 points in the Southern California-Washington game; Notre Dame -11.0 points over Virginia (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
dsidwell31 Over 60.0 points in the Clemson-North Carolina game TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
dsidwell31 Over 60.0 points in the Mississippi-Alabama game TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
dsidwell31 Penn State -6.5 points over Maryland TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
dsidwell31 Florida Atlantic +1.0 points over Charlotte TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Oklahoma State -4.0 points over Kansas State; Old Dominion -2.5 points over East Carolina; Cincinnati -3.5 points over Marshall (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 75.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 60.0 points in the Central Michigan-Western Michigan game; Under 63.0 points in the Akron-Massachusetts game; Under 72.0 points in the New Mexico-Liberty game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Oklahoma State -4.5 points over Kansas State; Texas-El Paso +26.5 points over Southern Mississippi (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 12.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Texas Tech +27.0 points over Oklahoma; Oklahoma State -4.5 points over Kansas State (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 12.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Virginia Tech -2.5 points over Duke TBD 12.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Over 55.0 points in the Navy-Memphis game Memphis 35-23 12.00 WIN 10.91
E-dogg42 South Florida +230.0 money line to beat Southern Methodist TBD 12.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Florida Atlantic +1.0 points over Charlotte; Virginia +11.5 points over Notre Dame (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Arkansas +23.5 points over Texas A&M; Delaware +28.0 points over Pittsburgh (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Over 40.0 points in the Arizona State-California game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Central Michigan +17.0 points over Western Michigan TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 71.5 points in the New Mexico-Liberty game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 71.5 points in the UCLA-Arizona game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Connecticut +43.5 points over Central Florida TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 56.5 points in the Duke-Virginia Tech game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Over 53.5 points in the Navy-Memphis game Memphis 35-23 10.00 WIN 9.09
ElliotMoore Over 45.0 points in the Northwestern-Wisconsin game TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Ohio State -15.5 points over Nebraska TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore South Florida +255.0 money line to beat Southern Methodist TBD 35.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Memphis -12.0 points over Navy Memphis 35-23 30.00 PUSH 0.00
ElliotMoore Cincinnati -2.5 points over Marshall TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Over 62.0 points in the Connecticut-Central Florida game TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Temple -8.0 points over Georgia Tech TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Wake Forest -5.5 points over Boston College TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Mississippi State +10.5 points over Auburn TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Auburn -9.5 points over Mississippi State TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Florida Atlantic +1.0 points over Charlotte TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Central Florida -42.5 points over Connecticut TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen New Mexico State +18.0 points over Fresno State TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Air Force -20.5 points over San Jose State TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Texas A&M -21.5 points over Arkansas TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Kansas +16.5 points over Texas Christian TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Michigan -28.0 points over Rutgers TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Clemson -27.0 points over North Carolina TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Mississippi +35.0 points over Alabama TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Over 68.0 points in the Houston-North Texas game TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Akron -5.5 points over Massachusetts TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs North Texas +2.5 points over Houston TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Under 68.0 points in the Houston-North Texas game TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Over 63.0 points in the Florida Atlantic-Charlotte game TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Utah State -20.5 points over Colorado State TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Under 58.5 points in the Arkansas-Texas A&M game TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Over 69.0 points in the UCLA-Arizona game TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs South Carolina -1.5 points over Kentucky TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Buffalo +1.5 points over Miami (OH) TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Duke +3.0 points over Virginia Tech TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Under 72.0 points in the Texas Tech-Oklahoma game TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Florida Atlantic +1.0 points over Charlotte TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs North Texas +2.5 points over Houston; Under 68.0 points in the Houston-North Texas game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
Julmisteforheisman South Florida +260.0 money line to beat Southern Methodist TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
Julmisteforheisman Wisconsin -23.5 points over Northwestern; Oklahoma -27.0 points over Texas Tech; Clemson -26.0 points over North Carolina (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
Julmisteforheisman Duke +130.0 money line to beat Virginia Tech TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
Julmisteforheisman Baylor +3.0 points over Iowa State TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
lrdnorman California -4.0 points over Arizona State; Navy +10.5 points over Memphis (TBD,LOSS) TBD; Memphis 35-23 50.00 LOSS -50.00
lrdnorman Texas A&M -23.0 points over Arkansas; Buffalo +1.5 points over Miami (OH) (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
lrdnorman Kansas +16.5 points over Texas Christian; Wisconsin -23.5 points over Northwestern (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
lrdnorman Georgia Tech +9.5 points over Temple TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
lrdnorman Georgia Tech +285.0 money line to beat Temple TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
lrdnorman Over 61.0 points in the Southern Methodist-South Florida game TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
lrdnorman South Florida +8.5 points over Southern Methodist TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
lrdnorman South Florida +260.0 money line to beat Southern Methodist TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
lrdnorman Wake Forest -6.5 points over Boston College TBD 23.53 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Houston -2.5 points over North Texas; East Carolina +2.5 points over Old Dominion; Cincinnati -2.5 points over Marshall (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Cincinnati -2.5 points over Marshall TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 East Carolina +2.5 points over Old Dominion TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Houston -2.5 points over North Texas TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
mmmmsnouts Wisconsin -23.5 points over Northwestern TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
mmmmsnouts Temple -8.5 points over Georgia Tech TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
mmmmsnouts Over 63.0 points in the Connecticut-Central Florida game TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
Snafu13 Rutgers +27.5 points over Michigan TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
Snafu13 Southern Methodist -7.5 points over South Florida TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Over 40.0 points in the Arizona State-California game; Over 45.0 points in the Northwestern-Wisconsin game; Over 45.5 points in the Indiana-Michigan State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Under 69.0 points in the UCLA-Arizona game; Under 72.5 points in the Colorado State-Utah State game; Under 72.5 points in the Texas Tech-Oklahoma game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Memphis -12.0 points over Navy; Notre Dame -11.0 points over Virginia; Connecticut +41.0 points over Central Florida (PUSH,TBD,TBD) Memphis 35-23; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot North Carolina +27.0 points over Clemson; Duke +3.0 points over Virginia Tech (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot South Carolina -1.5 points over Kentucky TBD 55.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot South Florida +230.0 money line to beat Southern Methodist TBD 45.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Central Michigan +600.0 money line to beat Western Michigan TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Arkansas +1000.0 money line to beat Texas A&M TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot North Carolina +1500.0 money line to beat Clemson TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
undercoverbull Over 54.0 points in the Navy-Memphis game Memphis 35-23 25.00 WIN 22.73

Wow, that’s a lot of action for it only being Friday morning! As always, use this space to discuss this weekend’s games, your picks, lobby for awards, or anything else college football related!