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

And the PYU 2021 season officially starts today, with the first Picks Thread! Fake betting and lots of real losing has been happening since last Thursday, because the real “Week 0” games are merged into Week 1 for the competition. Today is the first standard Friday announcement, which will be followed by the Tuesday morning Week 1 Results Thread.

First, some notes on rules for this season:

  • If you still want to join the competition, or need to recover your password, send an email to me also. You can join as late as Week 2.
  • The big rule change for this season is the Points Race. The player who wins the most money in a week will receive 20 points. Second-most will receive 15, then 10-7-5-4-3-2-1 through ninth place in a week. Any other players who finish a week with at least a profit of Ų1.00 will receive 1 point. You must finish a week with a profit to get any points, and you must also meet weekly betting requirements. See Official Rules for more.
  • Futures bets are still open for teams that have not played their first game yet. They will close after the last such game begins, which will be Louisville versus Mississippi on Monday. Submit Futures bets by email or Twitter DM.
  • Your futures bets will appear on your Dashboard as “Week 99.” Please review yours to make sure I have you down right. The text for conference/division winning plays is a little wonky. But please let me know if any teams, bet types, or amounts are wrong.
  • A team must play all of their games, as scheduled, for an over/under wins bet to pay or lose. This has already affected one bet: Oklahoma had the site of its game against Tulane moved because of Hurricane Ida, so defdans’ bet on Oklahoma to go under 11 wins has already been refunded. The division champion and conference champion bets do not require an unmodified schedule.
  • Many conferences have said that games will be forfeited if a team cannot play for COVID reasons. Any such games will be “no action”, and any bets on them will be refunded. Winning or losing a forfeit does not pay, or lose, a money line bet.
  • I don’t intend to offer the “number of games cancelled this week” bet this year. That was an amusing diversion in 2020, but hopefully this number will always be 0.

Quick recap of games so far:

Ohio State won at Minnesota by 14, become the first push of the season.

LOL Nebraska.

Central Florida rallied from a 21-0 deficit to beat Boise State, because of course they did. Do you expect anything different at this point? Apparently so, people keep betting against them. Betting against Ernie McCracken is a safer play at this point.

Tulsa lost to FCS California-Davis, which means that USF arguably didn’t have the worst season opener in the AAC.

Some parlay wins have already come in. You can see them in the list of all picks below. The leader is once again bullsonparade96 who hit an early 3-way for Ų300.

Complete list of Week 1 picks as of noon ET Friday:

Andrewpina Florida International -33.5 points over Long Island Florida International 48-10 100.00 WIN 90.91
Andrewpina Cincinnati -22.0 points over Miami (OH) TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00
Andrewpina Appalachian State -10.0 points over East Carolina Appalachian State 33-19 30.00 WIN 27.27
Andrewpina Duke -6.0 points over Charlotte TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
Andrewpina Wake Forest -31.0 points over Old Dominion TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
anthonyvito Nebraska -6.5 points over Illinois Illinois 30-22 25.00 LOSS -25.00
anthonyvito Under 54.5 points in the Nebraska-Illinois game Illinois 30-22 25.00 WIN 22.73
anthonyvito Hawaii +18.0 points over UCLA UCLA 44-10 25.00 LOSS -25.00
briank19 Boise State +180.0 money line to beat Central Florida Central Florida 36-31 100.00 LOSS -100.00
briank19 Under 59.0 points in the South Florida-North Carolina State game North Carolina State 45-0 100.00 WIN 90.91
briank19 Duke -6.0 points over Charlotte TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Under 62.5 points in the Connecticut-Fresno State game; UCLA -17.0 points over Hawaii; Under 68.5 points in the Hawaii-UCLA game (WIN,WIN,WIN) Fresno State 45-0; UCLA 44-10; UCLA 44-10 50.00 WIN 300.00
bullsonparade96 Under 52.0 points in the Temple-Rutgers game; Duke -6.5 points over Charlotte; Under 60.5 points in the Duke-Charlotte game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Army +2.5 points over Georgia State; Navy +2.5 points over Marshall; Under 48.0 points in the Marshall-Navy game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
bullsonparade96 Under 54.5 points in the Nebraska-Illinois game; Nebraska -6.5 points over Illinois (WIN,LOSS) Illinois 30-22; Illinois 30-22 25.00 LOSS -25.00
camweed12 Penn State +5.5 points over Wisconsin TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
camweed12 South Florida +18.0 points over North Carolina State North Carolina State 45-0 15.00 LOSS -15.00
camweed12 Miami (FL) +19.5 points over Alabama TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Boise State +4.5 points over Central Florida; Rutgers -13.5 points over Temple (LOSS,LOSS) Central Florida 36-31; TBD 100.00 LOSS -100.00
Danj725 Under 60.5 points in the South Florida-North Carolina State game North Carolina State 45-0 100.00 WIN 90.91
Danj725 Over 65.0 points in the Ohio State-Minnesota game Ohio State 45-31 100.00 WIN 90.91
Danj725 Cincinnati -22.5 points over Miami (OH) TBD 75.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 Boise State +190.0 money line to beat Central Florida Central Florida 36-31 50.00 LOSS -50.00
Danj725 Michigan -17.5 points over Western Michigan TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
Danj725 South Florida +650.0 money line to beat North Carolina State North Carolina State 45-0 25.00 LOSS -25.00
Defdans Notre Dame -7.5 points over Florida State; Louisiana State -3.5 points over UCLA; Boise State +4.5 points over Central Florida (TBD,TBD,LOSS) TBD; TBD; Central Florida 36-31 30.00 LOSS -30.00
Defdans Miami (FL) +19.5 points over Alabama; Akron +36.5 points over Auburn (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
Defdans South Florida +650.0 money line to beat North Carolina State North Carolina State 45-0 20.00 LOSS -20.00
Defdans UCLA -17.0 points over Hawaii; Michigan State +3.5 points over Northwestern (WIN,TBD) UCLA 44-10; TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
dsidwell31 UCLA -17.0 points over Hawaii; Under 54.5 points in the Nebraska-Illinois game; Nebraska -6.5 points over Illinois (WIN,WIN,LOSS) UCLA 44-10; Illinois 30-22; Illinois 30-22 50.00 LOSS -50.00
dsidwell31 Nebraska -6.5 points over Illinois; Under 54.5 points in the Nebraska-Illinois game; UCLA -17.0 points over Hawaii (LOSS,WIN,WIN) Illinois 30-22; Illinois 30-22; UCLA 44-10 50.00 LOSS -50.00
dsidwell31 Nebraska -6.5 points over Illinois Illinois 30-22 50.00 LOSS -50.00
dsidwell31 Under 69.5 points in the Boise State-Central Florida game; North Carolina State -18.0 points over South Florida (WIN,WIN) Central Florida 36-31; North Carolina State 45-0 25.00 WIN 65.00
dsidwell31 Alabama -18.5 points over Miami (FL) TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Nebraska -6.5 points over Illinois; Connecticut +28.0 points over Fresno State; Under 68.5 points in the Hawaii-UCLA game (LOSS,LOSS,WIN) Illinois 30-22; Fresno State 45-0; UCLA 44-10 58.00 LOSS -58.00
E-dogg42 UCLA +4.0 points over Louisiana State; Clemson -3.0 points over Georgia (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 35.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 62.5 points in the Connecticut-Fresno State game; Under 68.5 points in the Hawaii-UCLA game (WIN,WIN) Fresno State 45-0; UCLA 44-10 28.00 WIN 72.80
E-dogg42 Under 65.0 points in the Utah State-Washington State game; Under 60.5 points in the Central Michigan-Missouri game; Under 60.5 points in the Duke-Charlotte game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 28.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Army +2.5 points over Georgia State; Louisiana-Monroe +29.5 points over Kentucky; Under 47.0 points in the Marshall-Navy game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 West Virginia -2.5 points over Maryland; Under 57.0 points in the Massachusetts-Pittsburgh game; Notre Dame -7.0 points over Florida State (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 16.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Connecticut +27.5 points over Fresno State; Hawaii +17.5 points over UCLA (LOSS,LOSS) Fresno State 45-0; UCLA 44-10 15.00 LOSS -15.00
E-dogg42 Virginia Tech +5.5 points over North Carolina; Under 67.0 points in the North Carolina-Virginia Tech game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Under 64.5 points in the Old Dominion-Wake Forest game; Under 68.0 points in the Oregon State-Purdue game; Under 76.0 points in the Louisville-Mississippi game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 Over 52.0 points in the Florida Atlantic-Florida game; Louisiana Tech +23.5 points over Mississippi State; Over 50.0 points in the Penn State-Wisconsin game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
E-dogg42 South Florida +650.0 money line to beat North Carolina State North Carolina State 45-0 10.00 LOSS -10.00
ElliotMoore Michigan State +3.5 points over Northwestern; Ohio State -13.5 points over Minnesota (TBD,WIN) TBD; Ohio State 45-31 60.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Fresno State +20.5 points over Oregon TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore South Florida +650.0 money line to beat North Carolina State North Carolina State 45-0 30.00 LOSS -30.00
ElliotMoore Over 45.0 points in the Michigan State-Northwestern game TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Alabama -18.5 points over Miami (FL) TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Over 46.0 points in the Indiana-Iowa game TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
ElliotMoore Under 76.5 points in the Louisville-Mississippi game TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Rutgers -14.0 points over Temple TBD 33.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Cincinnati -22.0 points over Miami (OH) TBD 33.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Southern California -14.0 points over San Jose State TBD 33.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Over 68.0 points in the Boise State-Central Florida game Central Florida 36-31 27.50 LOSS -27.50
GaryStephen North Carolina State -18.0 points over South Florida North Carolina State 45-0 27.50 WIN 25.00
GaryStephen Ohio State -14.0 points over Minnesota Ohio State 45-31 22.00 PUSH 0.00
GaryStephen Arkansas -19.0 points over Rice TBD 22.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen Florida -23.0 points over Florida Atlantic TBD 11.00 TBD 0.00
GaryStephen South Dakota +525.0 money line to beat Kansas TBD 1.01 TBD 0.00
Gym399 South Florida +18.5 points over North Carolina State North Carolina State 45-0 20.00 LOSS -20.00
Gym399 Over 62.0 points in the Ohio State-Minnesota game Ohio State 45-31 20.00 WIN 18.18
Gym399 Minnesota +14.0 points over Ohio State Ohio State 45-31 20.00 PUSH 0.00
Gym399 Boise State +180.0 money line to beat Central Florida Central Florida 36-31 15.00 LOSS -15.00
HerdCountry941 Texas-El Paso -10.0 points over New Mexico State; UCLA -17.0 points over Hawaii; Fresno State -27.5 points over Connecticut (WIN,WIN,WIN) Texas-El Paso 30-3; UCLA 44-10; Fresno State 45-0 12.00 WIN 72.00
HerdCountry941 Illinois +7.0 points over Nebraska Illinois 30-22 10.00 WIN 9.09
HerdCountry941 Under 54.5 points in the Nebraska-Illinois game Illinois 30-22 10.00 WIN 9.09
HerdCountry941 Over 62.5 points in the Connecticut-Fresno State game Fresno State 45-0 10.00 LOSS -10.00
HerdCountry941 Over 67.0 points in the Hawaii-UCLA game UCLA 44-10 10.00 LOSS -10.00
HerdCountry941 Marshall -145.0 money line to beat Navy TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
HerdCountry941 Cincinnati -22.5 points over Miami (OH) TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
HerdCountry941 Under 59.0 points in the Texas-El Paso-New Mexico State game Texas-El Paso 30-3 5.00 WIN 4.55
HerdCountry941 Central Florida -4.5 points over Boise State Central Florida 36-31 5.00 WIN 4.55
HerdCountry941 Tennessee -33.5 points over Bowling Green State Tennessee 38-6 5.00 LOSS -5.00
HerdCountry941 Under 66.0 points in the Ohio State-Minnesota game Ohio State 45-31 5.00 LOSS -5.00
HerdCountry941 Under 60.5 points in the Duke-Charlotte game TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
HerdCountry941 Over 44.5 points in the Marshall-Navy game TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
HerdCountry941 Notre Dame -7.5 points over Florida State TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00
jjlovecub South Florida +18.5 points over North Carolina State North Carolina State 45-0 22.00 LOSS -22.00
jjlovecub Ohio State -14.0 points over Minnesota Ohio State 45-31 22.00 PUSH 0.00
jjlovecub Northwestern -3.0 points over Michigan State TBD 22.00 TBD 0.00
jjlovecub Michigan -17.0 points over Western Michigan TBD 22.00 TBD 0.00
jjlovecub Miami (FL) +19.5 points over Alabama TBD 22.00 TBD 0.00
jjlovecub South Florida +700.0 money line to beat North Carolina State North Carolina State 45-0 20.00 LOSS -20.00
jrjs Miami (OH) +23.5 points over Cincinnati TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs Northern Illinois +18.5 points over Georgia Tech TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs South Alabama pick 'em points over Southern Mississippi TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
jrjs UCLA +4.0 points over Louisiana State TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
Julmisteforheisman South Florida +18.5 points over North Carolina State; North Carolina -5.5 points over Virginia Tech (LOSS,TBD) North Carolina State 45-0; TBD 25.00 LOSS -25.00
Julmisteforheisman Northwestern -3.0 points over Michigan State TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
Julmisteforheisman Texas Tech pick 'em points over Houston TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
Julmisteforheisman South Florida +700.0 money line to beat North Carolina State North Carolina State 45-0 25.00 LOSS -25.00
Lrdnorman Louisiana +8.5 points over Texas; North Carolina -5.0 points over Virginia Tech; Ohio State -14.0 points over Minnesota (TBD,TBD,PUSH) TBD; TBD; Ohio State 45-31 50.00 TBD 0.00
Lrdnorman Miami (FL) +19.5 points over Alabama TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
Lrdnorman Over 49.5 points in the Miami (OH)-Cincinnati game TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00
Lrdnorman Central Florida -5.0 points over Boise State; South Florida +18.0 points over North Carolina State (PUSH,LOSS) Central Florida 36-31; North Carolina State 45-0 25.00 LOSS -25.00
Lrdnorman Louisiana +270.0 money line to beat Texas TBD 15.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Central Florida -4.5 points over Boise State Central Florida 36-31 75.00 WIN 68.18
mcgies852 North Carolina +5.5 points over Virginia Tech TBD 75.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 South Florida +650.0 money line to beat North Carolina State North Carolina State 45-0 50.00 LOSS -50.00
mcgies852 Penn State +172.0 money line to beat Wisconsin TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Indiana +145.0 money line to beat Iowa TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 South Florida +18.0 points over North Carolina State North Carolina State 45-0 50.00 LOSS -50.00
mcgies852 Penn State +5.5 points over Wisconsin TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Indiana +3.5 points over Iowa TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
mcgies852 Penn State +5.5 points over Wisconsin; South Florida +18.0 points over North Carolina State; Central Florida -4.5 points over Boise State (TBD,LOSS,WIN) TBD; North Carolina State 45-0; Central Florida 36-31 25.00 LOSS -25.00
mcgies852 North Carolina +5.5 points over Virginia Tech; Penn State +5.5 points over Wisconsin; Indiana +3.5 points over Iowa (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00
McIntyre2K7 South Florida +650.0 money line to beat North Carolina State North Carolina State 45-0 35.00 LOSS -35.00
McIntyre2K7 Connecticut +2000.0 money line to beat Fresno State Fresno State 45-0 15.00 LOSS -15.00
mmmmsnouts Appalachian State -10.0 points over East Carolina Appalachian State 33-19 75.00 WIN 68.18
mmmmsnouts Alabama -18.5 points over Miami (FL) TBD 75.00 TBD 0.00
mmmmsnouts Appalachian State -10.0 points over East Carolina; Alabama -18.5 points over Miami (FL) (WIN,TBD) Appalachian State 33-19; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
mmmmsnouts Under 51.5 points in the Temple-Rutgers game TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
mmmmsnouts Florida Atlantic +23.5 points over Florida TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Nebraska -6.5 points over Illinois; UCLA -17.0 points over Hawaii; Under 68.5 points in the Hawaii-UCLA game (LOSS,WIN,WIN) Illinois 30-22; UCLA 44-10; UCLA 44-10 40.00 LOSS -40.00
speruche Ohio State -14.0 points over Minnesota; Under 68.5 points in the Boise State-Central Florida game; Long Island +33.5 points over Florida International (PUSH,WIN,LOSS) Ohio State 45-31; Central Florida 36-31; Florida International 48-10 40.00 LOSS -40.00
speruche North Carolina -5.5 points over Virginia Tech; Kansas -13.0 points over South Dakota; Over 45.5 points in the Michigan State-Northwestern game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Over 45.5 points in the Michigan State-Northwestern game; Kansas -13.0 points over South Dakota; North Carolina -5.5 points over Virginia Tech (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Over 49.0 points in the Army-Georgia State game; Over 45.0 points in the Indiana-Iowa game; Over 47.0 points in the Marshall-Navy game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Under 69.0 points in the Tulane-Oklahoma game; Under 69.0 points in the Oregon State-Purdue game; Under 76.5 points in the Louisville-Mississippi game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 35.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Louisiana +270.0 money line to beat Texas TBD 6.00 TBD 0.00
speruche Louisville +340.0 money line to beat Mississippi TBD 6.00 TBD 0.00
speruche South Florida +700.0 money line to beat North Carolina State North Carolina State 45-0 3.00 LOSS -3.00
TestUser5 Boise State +4.5 points over Central Florida Central Florida 36-31 47.00 LOSS -47.00
TestUser5 Connecticut +27.5 points over Fresno State; Under 62.5 points in the Connecticut-Fresno State game (LOSS,WIN) Fresno State 45-0; Fresno State 45-0 17.00 LOSS -17.00
ULhothot Ohio State -13.5 points over Minnesota Ohio State 45-31 80.00 WIN 72.73
ULhothot Temple +13.5 points over Rutgers; Under 62.5 points in the Alabama-Miami (FL) game; Notre Dame -7.5 points over Florida State (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 34.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Over 65.5 points in the Ohio State-Minnesota game Ohio State 45-31 30.00 WIN 27.27
ULhothot Louisiana-Monroe +3000.0 money line to beat Kentucky TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Old Dominion +32.5 points over Wake Forest TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Mississippi -8.5 points over Louisville TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Over 52.0 points in the Nevada-California game; Over 56.0 points in the West Virginia-Maryland game; Michigan State +3.5 points over Northwestern (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 16.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Louisiana-Monroe +29.5 points over Kentucky TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Miami (FL) +700.0 money line to beat Alabama TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
ULhothot Temple +430.0 money line to beat Rutgers TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00
undercoverbull Cincinnati -22.5 points over Miami (OH); Michigan -17.5 points over Western Michigan; Ohio State -13.5 points over Minnesota (TBD,TBD,WIN) TBD; TBD; Ohio State 45-31 75.00 TBD 0.00
undercoverbull Temple +13.5 points over Rutgers; Old Dominion +32.5 points over Wake Forest (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00
undercoverbull Texas-El Paso -10.0 points over New Mexico State Texas-El Paso 30-3 20.00 WIN 18.18

That’s a lot of action! I’m delighted to see so many familar names.

And that’s all we have for this week. The Week 1 Results thread will be posted Tuesday morning instead of the usual Monday, due to this week having Sunday night and Monday night college football games.