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PYU Week 4 Picks Thread: Normal Service Has Been Resumed As Soon As Possible

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

I always try to have a little theme for these updates, and this morning’s fiasco offered a fitting one.

I woke up this morning to find all of this week’s games, and picks missing from the website. I hadn’t recently tinkered with anything, and I’m pretty sure Appalachian State’s win over Marshall didn’t break football. So it was a mad scramble to find the problem.

It turns out you degenerates have been making so many bets that my database ran out of disk space! Which meant the entire database, and the website that relies on it, was out of order Friday morning. My hosting company was able to get it sorted out, and everything is back to normal now. I’m pretty sure.

Running PYU often makes me feel like Basil Fawlty (played by John Cleese). He wasn’t just trying to keep the hotel running, he was trying to keep the set from falling down. Because in addition to being very funny on its own, Fawlty Towers had kind of a “live theater” feel to it, and little mishaps often happened. Not to Debbie Downer or More Cowbell levels, but in little ways that really bring the show over the top.

The whole 12-episode run is worth a watch. There’s even an episode about betting (“Communication Problems”). Be advised that the show has some problematic ethnic humor, especially “The Germans”, which is otherwise the best episode. See if you can find an expurgated version of the show; you won’t be missing anything good. Look next to Olsen’s Standard Book of British Birds.

This week’s picks are not in absolute mint condition, but they could certainly be used in an emergency.

briank19 Clemson -10.0 points over North Carolina State; Iowa -23.0 points over Colorado State; Texas-El Paso -1.0 points over New Mexico (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Notre Dame +6.5 points over Wisconsin TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Texas Christian -9.0 points over Southern Methodist TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Louisville -1.5 points over Florida State TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Rutgers +20.5 points over Michigan TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Over 66.5 points in the Texas-San Antonio-Memphis game TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Over 45.5 points in the Kansas State-Oklahoma State game TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Charlotte -3.0 points over Middle Tennessee State; Virginia -4.0 points over Wake Forest (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
briank19 Under 70.0 points in the Boise State-Utah State game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Memphis -3.5 points over Texas-San Antonio; Over 58.5 points in the West Virginia-Oklahoma game; Oklahoma -14.5 points over West Virginia (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 139.38 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Memphis -3.5 points over Texas-San Antonio; Indiana -9.0 points over Western Kentucky (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Memphis -3.5 points over Texas-San Antonio; Under 61.5 points in the Louisville-Florida State game; Louisville -2.5 points over Florida State (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 South Florida +1360.0 money line to beat Brigham Young TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
camweed12 Coastal Carolina -36.0 points over Massachusetts; North Carolina State +10.0 points over Clemson; Iowa -23.0 points over Colorado State (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00
camweed12 Wisconsin -6.5 points over Notre Dame; Iowa -23.0 points over Colorado State; Wyoming -30.0 points over Connecticut (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
camweed12 Oregon -28.5 points over Arizona; Tulane -3.5 points over Alabama-Birmingham (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
camweed12 Under 57.0 points in the Louisiana State-Mississippi State game; Wisconsin -6.5 points over Notre Dame (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Appalachian State -7.0 points over Marshall; Georgia -35.5 points over Vanderbilt; Clemson -10.0 points over North Carolina State (LOSS,TBD,TBD) Appalachian State 31-30; TBD; TBD 50.00 LOSS -50.00
Danj725 South Florida +23.0 points over Brigham Young; Over 53.5 points in the South Florida-Brigham Young game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Over 63.0 points in the Tennessee-Florida game TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Ohio State -49.5 points over Akron TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Louisville -1.5 points over Florida State TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Coastal Carolina -36.0 points over Massachusetts TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Under 66.0 points in the Massachusetts-Coastal Carolina game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Over 48.0 points in the Navy-Houston game TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Southern Methodist +325.0 money line to beat Texas Christian TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Tulane -3.5 points over Alabama-Birmingham; Michigan State -4.5 points over Nebraska; Texas A&M -4.5 points over Arkansas (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 45.81 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 68.0 points in the Kent State-Maryland game; Under 59.0 points in the Missouri-Boston College game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Louisville -2.5 points over Florida State; Southern Methodist +10.0 points over Texas Christian; Memphis -3.0 points over Texas-San Antonio (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 28.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Over 45.5 points in the Kansas State-Oklahoma State game; Over 47.5 points in the Iowa State-Baylor game; Over 44.0 points in the Colorado-Arizona State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Louisville -2.5 points over Florida State; UCLA -3.5 points over Stanford (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 South Florida +1240.0 money line to beat Brigham Young TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 South Florida +24.0 points over Brigham Young; Over 52.0 points in the South Florida-Brigham Young game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 19.19 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 67.5 points in the Massachusetts-Coastal Carolina game; Under 70.5 points in the Akron-Ohio State game; Under 67.5 points in the Wake Forest-Virginia game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 18.06 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Arizona +28.0 points over Oregon; Akron +49.5 points over Ohio State; Bowling Green State +31.0 points over Minnesota (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 15.70 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Appalachian State -7.0 points over Marshall; Over 59.0 points in the Marshall-Appalachian State game (LOSS,WIN) Appalachian State 31-30; Appalachian State 31-30 15.00 LOSS -15.00
E-dogg42 Liberty -6.0 points over Syracuse; Under 52.5 points in the Liberty-Syracuse game; Under 58.5 points in the Nevada-Las Vegas-Fresno State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Tulane -4.0 points over Alabama-Birmingham; Florida -20.0 points over Tennessee (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 60.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Michigan State -3.5 points over Nebraska TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Ball State +165.0 money line to beat Toledo TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Florida Atlantic +4.5 points over Air Force TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Indiana -8.0 points over Western Kentucky TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Boise State -8.5 points over Utah State TBD 35.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore West Virginia +16.5 points over Oklahoma TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen New Mexico State +17.0 points over Hawaii TBD 16.50 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Michigan State -3.5 points over Nebraska TBD 16.50 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen New Mexico +2.0 points over Texas-El Paso TBD 16.50 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Florida -20.0 points over Tennessee TBD 16.50 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Eastern Michigan -5.5 points over Texas State TBD 16.50 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Memphis -3.5 points over Texas-San Antonio TBD 16.50 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Washington State +14.0 points over Utah TBD 16.50 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Arkansas State +460.0 money line to beat Tulsa TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Florida Atlantic +175.0 money line to beat Air Force TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Southern Methodist +310.0 money line to beat Texas Christian TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
Gibbsak Florida -20.0 points over Tennessee TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
HerdCountry941 Over 59.0 points in the Marshall-Appalachian State game; Marshall +7.0 points over Appalachian State (WIN,WIN) Appalachian State 31-30; Appalachian State 31-30 30.00 WIN 78.00
HerdCountry941 Marshall +250.0 money line to beat Appalachian State Appalachian State 31-30 20.00 LOSS -20.00
jrjs Buffalo -12.0 points over Old Dominion TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Louisiana -12.5 points over Georgia Southern TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Over 65.5 points in the Boise State-Utah State game TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Over 56.5 points in the Alabama-Birmingham-Tulane game TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Over 52.0 points in the Florida Atlantic-Air Force game TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Under 68.0 points in the Kent State-Maryland game TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Hawaii -16.5 points over New Mexico State TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Middle Tennessee State +3.0 points over Charlotte TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs North Carolina -12.5 points over Georgia Tech TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs New Mexico +1.5 points over Texas-El Paso TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Washington -7.5 points over California TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
Julmisteforheisman Arizona State -14.5 points over Colorado; Oregon -28.5 points over Arizona; Tulane -4.0 points over Alabama-Birmingham (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
Julmisteforheisman Auburn -27.0 points over Georgia State; Michigan State -4.5 points over Nebraska; Indiana -9.0 points over Western Kentucky (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
Julmisteforheisman South Florida +1240.0 money line to beat Brigham Young TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Memphis -3.5 points over Texas-San Antonio; South Florida +24.0 points over Brigham Young; Tulane -4.0 points over Alabama-Birmingham (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Tulane -4.0 points over Alabama-Birmingham TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 South Florida +24.0 points over Brigham Young TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Memphis -3.5 points over Texas-San Antonio TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Tulane -4.0 points over Alabama-Birmingham; North Carolina State +10.0 points over Clemson; Memphis -3.5 points over Texas-San Antonio (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 South Florida +1360.0 money line to beat Brigham Young TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 North Carolina State +10.0 points over Clemson TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 North Carolina State +335.0 money line to beat Clemson TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
McIntyre2K7 Georgia -35.5 points over Vanderbilt; Over 52.5 points in the Georgia-Vanderbilt game; Over 49.5 points in the Rutgers-Michigan game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 90.00 TBD 0.00
McIntyre2K7 Auburn -27.0 points over Georgia State; Over 56.5 points in the Georgia State-Auburn game; Over 49.5 points in the Rutgers-Michigan game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
McIntyre2K7 Over 47.5 points in the Texas A&M-Arkansas game; Over 49.5 points in the Rutgers-Michigan game; Over 56.5 points in the Georgia State-Auburn game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
McIntyre2K7 South Florida +1300.0 money line to beat Brigham Young TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
McIntyre2K7 Connecticut +2500.0 money line to beat Wyoming TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Over 62.5 points in the Boise State-Utah State game; Over 46.5 points in the Clemson-North Carolina State game; Ohio +15.5 points over Northwestern (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Georgia -32.5 points over Vanderbilt; Missouri -2.0 points over Boston College; UCLA -3.5 points over Stanford (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Notre Dame +5.5 points over Wisconsin; Illinois +11.0 points over Purdue; Under 48.0 points in the Iowa State-Baylor game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Over 64.5 points in the North Texas-Louisiana Tech game; Over 46.5 points in the Clemson-North Carolina State game; Oregon -28.0 points over Arizona (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Over 58.0 points in the Arizona-Oregon game; Michigan -18.5 points over Rutgers; Under 61.0 points in the Texas Tech-Texas game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Under 67.5 points in the Massachusetts-Coastal Carolina game; Over 58.0 points in the Hawaii-New Mexico State game; Under 52.5 points in the Miami (OH)-Army game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Over 45.5 points in the California-Washington game; Colorado +14.5 points over Arizona State; Maryland -14.5 points over Kent State (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Ohio +570.0 money line to beat Northwestern TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00

HerdCountry941 is the week’s early leader due to a healthy parlay win on Thursday night’s game. There are also four Friday night games you can jump on. As always, use this space to talk about your plays, or college football in general. BASIL!