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Protect Your Unit Week 1 Results Thread

When Arkansas State-Memphis is the national marquee game.

Arkansas State v Memphis
The COVID-19 touchdown celebration.
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(DISCLAIMER: This game is for entertainment purposes only. No actual money is being wagered.)

First of all, protectyouru.net is not fixed yet. So we will have to continue using the email method for the time being. The site we’ve all being using for years has to be completely rebuilt. This really angers me, because I work hard to give you a good experience, and I pay for “expert” hosting support that has been anything but. You can view lines at http://protectyouru.net/pyu/make_picks.php . They will be updated per the usual schedule. The first lines for Week 2 are already up.

There were only nine games in Week 1 - five of which were against FCS opposition - but still plenty of action. Despite all the difficulties, 11 players placed 47 different fake bets, including 11 parlays. Yep, that’s started early. And three of them were hits.

speruche, who leaned heavily on three-bet parlays last year, hits one of four to take the Week 1 lead at $1094.57. A last-minute play backfired when he put 65.43 on Navy. ElliotMoore did not play a parlay but hit on the weekend’s biggest upset - South Alabama winning at Southern Mississippi on Thursday. ulhothot ($1020) got off to a positive start with a 2-way hit on BYU/Arkansas State, but gave most of it back on Southern Miss. Defdans was a small winner on five single bets.

BYU-Navy had a big line move during the week. The BYU line moved +2.5 to -1, and Navy from -2.5 to +1.5. E-dogg42 even tried for a middle, but a BYU blowout killed any chances of that happening. I suspect this season may pose more chances for big line moves, as COVID randomly decimates teams. We’ve already seen cases where Tennessee have didn’t enough players to scrimmage, and Texas State didn’t have any healthy tight ends for a game and had to use offensive linemen.

Complete results:

User Wager Final Score Units Result Payoff
bullsonparade96 Under 69.5 points in the Arkansas State-Memphis game; Memphis -16.0 points over Arkansas State; Under 71.5 points in the Southern Methodist-Texas State game (WIN,LOSS,WIN) Memphis 37-24; Memphis 37-24; Southern Methodist 31-24 100.00 LOSS -100.00
bullsonparade96 Over 49.0 points in the Brigham Young-Navy game Brigham Young 55-3 100.00 WIN 98.04
bullsonparade96 Memphis -16.0 points over Arkansas State Memphis 37-24 25.00 LOSS -25.00
Danj725 Southern Mississippi -16.0 points over South Alabama South Alabama 32-21 50.00 LOSS -50.00
Danj725 Arkansas State +19.0 points over Memphis Memphis 37-24 50.00 WIN 45.45
Danj725 Southern Methodist -17.0 points over Texas State Southern Methodist 31-24 50.00 LOSS -50.00
Danj725 Army -5.5 points over Middle Tennessee State Army 42-0 50.00 WIN 45.45
Danj725 Navy -2.5 points over Brigham Young Brigham Young 55-3 50.00 LOSS -50.00
defdans Brigham Young -1.0 points over Navy Brigham Young 55-3 30.00 WIN 27.27
defdans Arkansas State +705.0 money line to beat Memphis Memphis 37-24 20.00 LOSS -20.00
E-dogg42 Under 58.5 points in the South Alabama-Southern Mississippi game; Under 69.5 points in the Arkansas State-Memphis game; Southern Methodist -17.0 points over Texas State (WIN,WIN,LOSS) South Alabama 32-21; Memphis 37-24; Southern Methodist 31-24 50.00 LOSS -50.00
E-dogg42 Army -5.5 points over Middle Tennessee State; Navy -2.5 points over Brigham Young (WIN,LOSS) Army 42-0; Brigham Young 55-3 20.00 LOSS -20.00
E-dogg42 Over 52.5 points in the Eastern Kentucky-Marshall game; Over 74.5 points in the Arkansas State-Memphis game (WIN,LOSS) Marshall 59-0; Memphis 37-24 20.00 LOSS -20.00
E-dogg42 Army -5.5 points over Middle Tennessee State Army 42-0 20.00 WIN 18.18
E-dogg42 Navy -2.5 points over Brigham Young Brigham Young 55-3 20.00 LOSS -20.00
E-dogg42 Navy +1.5 points over Brigham Young Brigham Young 55-3 20.00 LOSS -20.00
E-dogg42 Under 71.5 points in the Southern Methodist-Texas State game; Under 58.5 points in the South Alabama-Southern Mississippi game (WIN,WIN) Southern Methodist 31-24; South Alabama 32-21 15.00 WIN 39.00
E-dogg42 Texas State +23.0 points over Southern Methodist Southern Methodist 31-24 15.00 WIN 14.71
E-dogg42 Memphis -16.0 points over Arkansas State Memphis 37-24 10.00 LOSS -10.00
E-dogg42 Over 58.5 points in the South Alabama-Southern Mississippi game South Alabama 32-21 10.00 LOSS -10.00
E-dogg42 Southern Methodist -17.0 points over Texas State Southern Methodist 31-24 10.00 LOSS -10.00
E-dogg42 Eastern Kentucky +24.0 points over Marshall Marshall 59-0 10.00 LOSS -10.00
E-dogg42 Arkansas State +19.0 points over Memphis Memphis 37-24 10.00 WIN 9.09
E-dogg42 Houston Baptist +24.0 points over North Texas North Texas 57-31 10.00 LOSS -10.00
ElliotMoore South Alabama +16.0 points over Southern Mississippi South Alabama 32-21 40.00 WIN 39.22
ElliotMoore Under 74.5 points in the Arkansas State-Memphis game Memphis 37-24 40.00 WIN 36.36
ElliotMoore Navy +1.5 points over Brigham Young Brigham Young 55-3 20.00 LOSS -20.00
jjlovecub Navy +1.5 points over Brigham Young Brigham Young 55-3 55.00 LOSS -55.00
jjlovecub Memphis -17.5 points over Arkansas State Memphis 37-24 55.00 LOSS -55.00
jrjs South Alabama +16.0 points over Southern Mississippi South Alabama 32-21 20.00 WIN 19.61
jrjs Southern Methodist -17.0 points over Texas State Southern Methodist 31-24 20.00 LOSS -20.00
jrjs Brigham Young +2.5 points over Navy Brigham Young 55-3 20.00 WIN 18.18
jrjs Stephen F. Austin +7.5 points over Texas-El Paso Texas-El Paso 24-14 20.00 LOSS -20.00
jrjs Navy +105.0 money line to beat Brigham Young Brigham Young 55-3 20.00 LOSS -20.00
LrdNorman Memphis -16.0 points over Arkansas State Memphis 37-24 100.00 LOSS -100.00
LrdNorman Brigham Young +2.5 points over Navy Brigham Young 55-3 25.00 WIN 22.73
speruche Over 49.0 points in the Brigham Young-Navy game; Navy +1.5 points over Brigham Young (WIN,LOSS) Brigham Young 55-3; Brigham Young 55-3 65.43 LOSS -65.43
speruche Under 74.5 points in the Arkansas State-Memphis game; Under 70.0 points in the Southern Methodist-Texas State game; Army -3.0 points over Middle Tennessee State (WIN,WIN,WIN) Memphis 37-24; Southern Methodist 31-24; Army 42-0 40.00 WIN 240.00
speruche Brigham Young -1.0 points over Navy; Over 49.0 points in the Brigham Young-Navy game; Under 68.0 points in the Houston Baptist-North Texas game (WIN,WIN,LOSS) Brigham Young 55-3; Brigham Young 55-3; North Texas 57-31 40.00 LOSS -40.00
speruche Over 55.0 points in the Middle Tennessee State-Army game; Memphis -17.5 points over Arkansas State; Under 74.5 points in the Arkansas State-Memphis game (LOSS,LOSS,WIN) Army 42-0; Memphis 37-24; Memphis 37-24 40.00 LOSS -40.00
ulhothot Southern Mississippi -16.0 points over South Alabama South Alabama 32-21 110.00 LOSS -110.00
ulhothot Brigham Young +2.5 points over Navy; Arkansas State +16.0 points over Memphis (WIN,WIN) Brigham Young 55-3; Memphis 37-24 50.00 WIN 130.00
UndercoverBull Brigham Young -1.0 points over Navy; Memphis -17.5 points over Arkansas State (WIN,LOSS) Brigham Young 55-3; Memphis 37-24 50.00 LOSS -50.00
undercoverbull North Texas -24.5 points over Houston Baptist North Texas 57-31 15.00 WIN 13.64

Standings:

User Total
speruche 1094.57
ElliotMoore 1055.58
ulhothot 1020.00
defdans 1007.27
jrjs 977.79
bullsonparade96 973.04
UndercoverBull 963.64
Danj725 940.91
LrdNorman 922.73
jjlovecub 890.00
E-dogg42 889.16

Week 2 has 22 games: UAB-Miami on Thursday, and the rest on Saturday. That means the final results will be posted Sunday morning, and the first Week 3 lines available about that time, as usual. The three major conferences begin play: #1 Clemson starts at Wake Forest; Oklahoma hosts FCS Missouri State; Duke is at Notre Dame; UTEP at Texas; Syracuse at North Carolina; and Louisiana at Iowa State.

There are two AAC games: USF hosts The Citadel, the first team ever to beat USF in football back in 1997. Tulane opens its season at the aforementioned South Alabama. Tulsa at Oklahoma State was moved back a week. The Iron Skillet game between SMU and TCU was postponed also.

It’s not too late to join this season’s fake betting, so send me an email at angerthespy@gmail.com to get involved!