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Protect Your Unit Week 3 Results Thread

Two outta three ain’t bad.

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

Week 3 is in the books. This week’s theme was nearly completed parlays:

bullsonparade96 Miami (FL) +2.5 points over Louisville; Southern Methodist -13.5 points over North Texas; Georgia Tech +7.5 points over Central Florida (WIN,WIN,LOSS) Miami (FL) 47-34; Southern Methodist 65-35; Central Florida 49-21 240.00 TBD -240.00
Defdans Clemson -45.5 points over The Citadel; Southern Methodist -13.5 points over North Texas; Under 64.5 points in the Miami (FL)-Louisville game (WIN,WIN,LOSS) Clemson 49-0; Southern Methodist 65-35; Miami (FL) 47-34 70.00 LOSS -70.00
E-dogg42 Under 63.0 points in the Texas State-Louisiana-Monroe game; Under 65.0 points in the Miami (FL)-Louisville game; Under 65.0 points in the Troy-Middle Tennessee State game (WIN,LOSS,WIN) Texas State 38-17; Miami (FL) 47-34; Troy 47-14 90.00 LOSS -90.00
McIntyre2K7 South Florida +26.5 points over Notre Dame; Over 48.5 points in the South Florida-Notre Dame game; Over 60.0 points in the Central Florida-Georgia Tech game (LOSS,WIN,WIN) Notre Dame 52-0; Notre Dame 52-0; Central Florida 49-21 50.00 LOSS -50.00
McIntyre2K7 South Florida +26.0 points over Notre Dame; Central Florida -7.5 points over Georgia Tech; Over 54.5 points in the Central Florida-Georgia Tech game (LOSS,WIN,WIN) Notre Dame 52-0; Central Florida 49-21; Central Florida 49-21 30.00 LOSS -30.00
McIntyre2K7 Over 59.5 points in the Appalachian State-Marshall game; Over 52.5 points in the Austin Peay-Cincinnati game; Over 48.0 points in the Navy-Tulane game (LOSS,WIN,WIN) Marshall 17-7; Cincinnati 55-20; Navy 27-24 20.00 LOSS -20.00
McIntyre2K7 Over 57.0 points in the Campbell-Coastal Carolina game; Over 49.5 points in the Syracuse-Pittsburgh game; Over 48.0 points in the South Florida-Notre Dame game (WIN,LOSS,WIN) Coastal Carolina 43-21; Pittsburgh 21-10; Notre Dame 52-0 10.00 LOSS -10.00
speruche Under 70.0 points in the Southern Methodist-North Texas game; Central Florida -7.5 points over Georgia Tech; Over 48.0 points in the South Florida-Notre Dame game (LOSS,WIN,WIN) Southern Methodist 65-35; Central Florida 49-21; Notre Dame 52-0 50.00 LOSS -50.00
speruche The Citadel +46.5 points over Clemson; Texas State -4.0 points over Louisiana-Monroe; Over 52.5 points in the Wake Forest-North Carolina State game (LOSS,WIN,WIN) Clemson 49-0; Texas State 38-17; North Carolina State 45-42 50.00 LOSS -50.00
speruche Under 64.5 points in the Miami (FL)-Louisville game; Southern Methodist -13.5 points over North Texas; Troy -2.5 points over Middle Tennessee State (LOSS,WIN,WIN) Miami (FL) 47-34; Southern Methodist 65-35; Troy 47-14 50.00 LOSS -50.00
ULhothot Duke -5.5 points over Boston College; Under 50.5 points in the Syracuse-Pittsburgh game; Over 69.0 points in the Southern Methodist-North Texas game (LOSS,WIN,WIN) Boston College 26-6; Pittsburgh 21-10; Southern Methodist 65-35 90.00 LOSS -90.00
ULhothot Notre Dame -24.5 points over South Florida; Duke -5.5 points over Boston College; Navy +8.0 points over Tulane (WIN,LOSS,WIN) Notre Dame 52-0; Boston College 26-6; Navy 27-24 90.00 LOSS -90.00
undercoverbull Cincinnati -33.5 points over Austin Peay; Tulane -7.0 points over Navy; Campbell +26.0 points over Coastal Carolina (WIN,LOSS,WIN) Cincinnati 55-20; Navy 27-24; Coastal Carolina 43-21 100.00 LOSS -100.00

Ouch. That’s a lot of near-misses, for what would have been some big payoffs. USF failing to cover, and the Miami-Louisville game going over, did a lot of damage this week. But don’t be sad, because two out of three ain’t bad.

And as is now disgustingly common, some players won by betting on Central Florida. I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that.

We also had quite a few parlay winners, though. Here’s who found the Coupe de Ville in the bottom of the Cracker Jack box. Ain’t no doubt about it, they were doubly blessed. Well, triply or singly blessed in some cases.

speruche Over 48.0 points in the South Florida-Notre Dame game; Central Florida -7.5 points over Georgia Tech; Southern Methodist -13.5 points over North Texas (WIN,WIN,WIN) Notre Dame 52-0; Central Florida 49-21; Southern Methodist 65-35 75.00 WIN 450.00
ULhothot Navy +8.0 points over Tulane; Under 50.5 points in the Syracuse-Pittsburgh game; Notre Dame -24.5 points over South Florida (WIN,WIN,WIN) Navy 27-24; Pittsburgh 21-10; Notre Dame 52-0 33.84 WIN 203.04
McIntyre2K7 Over 64.5 points in the Miami (FL)-Louisville game; Over 48.5 points in the South Florida-Notre Dame game; Over 48.0 points in the Navy-Tulane game (WIN,WIN,WIN) Miami (FL) 47-34; Notre Dame 52-0; Navy 27-24 22.00 WIN 132.00
dsidwell31 Miami (FL) +2.5 points over Louisville; Notre Dame -26.0 points over South Florida; Florida Atlantic -5.5 points over Georgia Southern (WIN,WIN,VOID) Miami (FL) 47-34; Notre Dame 52-0; Georgia Southern 0-0 50.00 WIN 130.00
LrdNorman Southern Methodist -14.0 points over North Texas; Central Florida -7.5 points over Georgia Tech (WIN,WIN) Southern Methodist 65-35; Central Florida 49-21 50.00 WIN 130.00
McIntyre2K7 Over 54.5 points in the Central Florida-Georgia Tech game; Central Florida -7.5 points over Georgia Tech (WIN,WIN) Central Florida 49-21; Central Florida 49-21 30.00 WIN 78.00
dsidwell31 Over 54.5 points in the Central Florida-Georgia Tech game; Central Florida -7.5 points over Georgia Tech (WIN,WIN) Central Florida 49-21; Central Florida 49-21 25.00 WIN 65.00
jrjs Louisiana Tech +5.5 points over Southern Mississippi; Under 61.5 points in the Texas State-Louisiana-Monroe game (WIN,WIN) Southern Mississippi 31-30; Texas State 38-17 25.00 TBD 65.00
jrjs Navy +7.0 points over Tulane; Under 67.0 points in the Tulsa-Oklahoma State game (WIN,WIN) Navy 27-24; Oklahoma State 16-7 25.00 WIN 65.00
E-dogg42 Baylor -6.5 points over Houston; North Carolina State -2.5 points over Wake Forest (VOID,WIN) Baylor 0-0; North Carolina State 45-42 18.00 WIN 18.00
E-dogg42 North Carolina -29.5 points over Charlotte; North Carolina State -2.5 points over Wake Forest (VOID,WIN) North Carolina 0-0; North Carolina State 45-42 14.00 WIN 14.00
E-dogg42 Over 48.5 points in the South Florida-Notre Dame game; Over 47.5 points in the Florida Atlantic-Georgia Southern game (WIN,VOID) Notre Dame 52-0; Georgia Southern 0-0 10.00 WIN 10.00

Those last three wins, and dsidwell’s win that included the cancelled FAU-Georgia Southern game, fall under rule 8.3.3 and its sub-rules. If a game in a parlay is cancelled or ends in a push, it is removed from the parlay, and the remainder is treated as 2-way parlay or single bet at +100. This will probably happen a lot this season.

Biggest non-parlay wins of the week:

ULhothot Navy +240.0 money line to beat Tulane Navy 27-24 40.00 WIN 96.00
Defdans Notre Dame -23.5 points over South Florida Notre Dame 52-0 70.00 WIN 63.64
jjlovecub Over 48.0 points in the South Florida-Notre Dame game Notre Dame 52-0 55.00 WIN 50.00
jjlovecub Clemson -45.5 points over The Citadel Clemson 49-0 55.00 WIN 50.00

defdans also had USF to cover in a middle play that didn’t hit. jjlovecub won $50 on USF-Notre Dame over 48. I’m glad that seventh Notre Dame touchdown made somebody happy.

Standings going into Week 4:

User Total
speruche 1852.18
ulhothot 1557.40
AnthonyVito 1200.00
dsidwell31 1195.00
LrdNorman 1030.00
jrjs 1016.37
GibbsAK 997.36
briank19 992.89
ElliotMoore 953.57
GaryStephen 943.18
jjlovecub 935.00
UndercoverBull 828.64
McIntyre2K7 792.00
E-dogg42 757.62
defdans 750.91
Danj725 621.42
bullsonparade96 498.04

Ok, here we go, we got a real pressure cooker going here! These boys can really fly! Really make things happen out there.

Last minute schedule changes continue. Memphis was scheduled to play at Texas-San Antonio this week, but cancelled for COVID-related reasons. Memphis added a late-season replacement game against Stephen F. Austin. SFA is one of many FCS schools that is playing a full non-conference schedule in the fall rather than playing in spring. You can probably name the others by now. UTSA has already added a replacement game for this Saturday against Middle Tennessee, which will be available for bets.

The SEC starts this weekend, so don’t expect to hear about anything else from the TV networks. Despite having 8 teams and no non-conference games, there’s only one Top 25 SEC game: Auburn-Kentucky. Other Top 25 matchups - and I use that term loosely as the return of the Big Ten to the polls will push even more of these teams out - are Louisville-Pittsburgh and Army-Cincinnati. Florida State-Miami is this weekend; remember when that was an annual must-watch game? I do, but I’m pushing 50.

Other AAC games this week are: Central Florida at ECU; Tulsa-Arkansas State; North Texas-Houston; Stephen F. Austin (there they are again) at SMU; and Tulane-Southern Miss. USF is scheduled to play at FAU, but the Owls had to cancel last weekend’s game at Georgia Southern for COVID-related reasons.

The first set of picks will be up by Monday morning. If you need time to make your decision, you can always sleep on it.