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Protect Your Unit Week 6 Picks Thread: Hooray For Normalcy

Cincinnati Bearcats v University of South Florida Bulls
The 2009 USF-Cincinnati game. Nate Allen has the ball for USF
Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

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

For this first time in awhile, I don’t have any corrections, rules interpretations, medical problems, or any other administrative issues we need to discuss. Yay!

And the week this happens, USF plays its most normal opponent. Cincinnati is the most, played opponent in USF history; and they’re the only school USF has played 20 times, a figure no other school can reach until at least 2028. This will come to an end next year when Cincinnati joins the Big XXIV or whatever it ends up being after the Big Ten is done cherry-picking the Pac-10 for new members. So let’s contemplate our last game against Cincinnati, which will probably play out as expected. Here’s hoping I’m wrong.

As of about 11 AM, the following picks had been entered:

User Wager Final Score Units Result Payoff GT
bullsonparade96 Over 59.0 points in the South Florida-Cincinnati game; Over 49.0 points in the Auburn-Georgia game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 435.00 TBD 0.00 0
bullsonparade96 Michigan State +2000.0 money line to beat Ohio State TBD 1.40 TBD 0.00 0
bullsonparade96 Massachusetts +1225.0 money line to beat Liberty TBD 1.00 TBD 0.00 0
Danj725 Georgia -29.0 points over Auburn; Cincinnati -27.5 points over South Florida; Texas -8.5 points over Oklahoma (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00 0
Danj725 Over 59.0 points in the South Florida-Cincinnati game; Cincinnati -27.0 points over South Florida (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00 0
Danj725 Central Florida -2.5 points over Southern Methodist; Under 63.5 points in the Southern Methodist-Central Florida game (WIN,WIN) Central Florida 41-19; Central Florida 41-19 50.00 WIN 130.00 0
Danj725 Michigan -22.0 points over Indiana; Florida -10.5 points over Missouri; Tennessee -2.5 points over Louisiana State (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00 0
Danj725 Ohio State -27.0 points over Michigan State; Appalachian State -19.0 points over Texas State; Alabama -24.0 points over Texas A&M (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00 0
Danj725 Rutgers +132.0 money line to beat Nebraska TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00 0
Danj725 Georgia Tech +3.5 points over Duke TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00 0
Danj725 Wisconsin -10.0 points over Northwestern TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00 0
Danj725 Florida State +140.0 money line to beat North Carolina State TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00 0
Danj725 Under 42.0 points in the Virginia Tech-Pittsburgh game TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00 0
Danj725 Brigham Young +160.0 money line to beat Notre Dame TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00 0
Danj725 Over 64.5 points in the Ohio State-Michigan State game TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00 0
Danj725 South Florida +2250.0 money line to beat Cincinnati TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00 0
Defdans Auburn +30.0 points over Georgia; Oregon -13.0 points over Arizona (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 70.00 TBD 0.00 0
Defdans Western Kentucky +6.5 points over Texas-San Antonio; Over 43.5 points in the Virginia Tech-Pittsburgh game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 60.00 TBD 0.00 0
Defdans Over 36.5 points in the Wyoming-New Mexico game; Texas A&M +24.5 points over Alabama (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 45.00 TBD 0.00 0
Defdans Texas A&M +1600.0 money line to beat Alabama TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00 1
Defdans South Carolina +336.0 money line to beat Kentucky TBD 25.00 TBD 0.00 0
Defdans Auburn +2250.0 money line to beat Georgia TBD 9.00 TBD 0.00 0
Defdans South Florida +2250.0 money line to beat Cincinnati TBD 1.00 TBD 0.00 0
E-dogg42 Over 43.5 points in the Virginia Tech-Pittsburgh game; Under 60.5 points in the Toledo-Northern Illinois game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00 0
E-dogg42 Florida State +3.5 points over North Carolina State; Texas A&M +24.5 points over Alabama (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00 0
E-dogg42 Tennessee -2.5 points over Louisiana State; Oklahoma +7.5 points over Texas; Auburn +30.0 points over Georgia (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 40.00 TBD 0.00 0
E-dogg42 South Florida +27.5 points over Cincinnati; Over 59.0 points in the South Florida-Cincinnati game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 20.00 TBD 0.00 0
E-dogg42 Under 59.0 points in the Coastal Carolina-Louisiana-Monroe game; Boston College +21.0 points over Clemson; Miami (FL) -3.5 points over North Carolina (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 18.00 TBD 0.00 0
E-dogg42 Memphis -2.0 points over Houston; Nevada -3.5 points over Colorado State (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 18.00 TBD 0.00 0
E-dogg42 Rutgers +3.0 points over Nebraska; Southern Methodist +3.5 points over Central Florida (TBD,LOSS) TBD; Central Florida 41-19 18.00 LOSS -18.00 0
E-dogg42 Hawaii +20.0 points over San Diego State; Stanford +7.0 points over Oregon State (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 12.00 TBD 0.00 0
E-dogg42 Buffalo -1.5 points over Bowling Green State; Under 68.0 points in the Army-Wake Forest game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 12.00 TBD 0.00 0
E-dogg42 Over 54.0 points in the Missouri-Florida game; Louisville -3.0 points over Virginia (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 12.00 TBD 0.00 0
ElliotMoore Georgia State -2.5 points over Georgia Southern; Texas A&M +24.5 points over Alabama (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 60.00 TBD 0.00 0
ElliotMoore Over 37.0 points in the Wyoming-New Mexico game; Under 70.0 points in the Western Kentucky-Texas-San Antonio game (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 60.00 TBD 0.00 0
ElliotMoore Toledo -5.0 points over Northern Illinois; Washington -12.0 points over Arizona State (TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD 50.00 TBD 0.00 0
ElliotMoore Under 69.5 points in the Oregon-Arizona game TBD 12.00 TBD 0.00 0
ElliotMoore Over 56.5 points in the Oregon-Arizona game TBD 12.00 TBD 0.00 0
ElliotMoore Under 55.5 points in the Washington-Arizona State game TBD 7.00 TBD 0.00 0
ElliotMoore Over 47.5 points in the Washington-Arizona State game TBD 7.00 TBD 0.00 0
ElliotMoore Under 62.0 points in the Arkansas-Mississippi State game TBD 6.00 TBD 0.00 0
ElliotMoore Over 55.5 points in the Arkansas-Mississippi State game TBD 6.00 TBD 0.00 0
ElliotMoore Over 54.5 points in the Michigan-Indiana game TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00 0
ElliotMoore Under 49.5 points in the Hawaii-San Diego State game TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00 0
ElliotMoore Over 44.5 points in the Hawaii-San Diego State game TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00 0
ElliotMoore Under 64.0 points in the Utah-UCLA game TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00 0
ElliotMoore Over 59.5 points in the Utah-UCLA game TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00 0
ElliotMoore Under 58.0 points in the Michigan-Indiana game TBD 5.00 TBD 0.00 0
GaryStephen Kansas State -1.5 points over Iowa State TBD 33.00 TBD 0.00 0
GaryStephen Oklahoma +6.5 points over Texas TBD 33.00 TBD 0.00 0
GaryStephen Oregon -10.5 points over Arizona TBD 33.00 TBD 0.00 0
GaryStephen Brigham Young +3.0 points over Notre Dame TBD 16.50 TBD 0.00 0
GaryStephen Florida International +4.5 points over Connecticut TBD 16.50 TBD 0.00 0
Gibbsak Cincinnati -27.5 points over South Florida TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00 0
Gibbsak Wisconsin -10.0 points over Northwestern TBD 10.00 TBD 0.00 0
Gibbsak Southern Methodist +3.0 points over Central Florida Central Florida 41-19 1.00 LOSS -1.00 0
jrjs Texas-El Paso +3.0 points over Louisiana Tech; Over 60.5 points in the Mississippi-Vanderbilt game; Auburn +30.0 points over Georgia (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 42.00 TBD 0.00 0
jrjs Over 56.5 points in the Oregon-Arizona game; Over 47.5 points in the Washington-Arizona State game; Over 57.5 points in the Texas Tech-Oklahoma State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 42.00 TBD 0.00 0
jrjs Wisconsin -9.0 points over Northwestern; Iowa +4.5 points over Illinois; Oregon -10.5 points over Arizona (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 42.00 TBD 0.00 0
jrjs Over 48.5 points in the Brigham Young-Notre Dame game; Over 54.5 points in the Michigan-Indiana game; Over 48.5 points in the Nevada-Las Vegas-San Jose State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 42.00 TBD 0.00 0
jrjs Over 55.5 points in the Arkansas-Mississippi State game; Over 61.0 points in the Washington State-Southern California game; Over 44.5 points in the Hawaii-San Diego State game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 42.00 TBD 0.00 0
McIntyre2K7 Over 65.0 points in the Texas-Oklahoma game; Over 49.0 points in the Auburn-Georgia game; Over 48.0 points in the Clemson-Boston College game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 175.00 TBD 0.00 0
McIntyre2K7 South Florida +2250.0 money line to beat Cincinnati TBD 30.00 TBD 0.00 0
speruche Over 35.5 points in the Iowa-Illinois game; Over 36.5 points in the Wyoming-New Mexico game; Over 43.0 points in the Virginia Tech-Pittsburgh game (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 100.00 TBD 0.00 0
speruche South Florida +2250.0 money line to beat Cincinnati TBD 14.00 TBD 0.00 0
speruche Michigan State +2000.0 money line to beat Ohio State TBD 2.00 TBD 0.00 0
speruche Louisiana State +136.0 money line to beat Tennessee TBD 2.00 TBD 0.00 1
speruche Missouri +350.0 money line to beat Florida TBD 2.00 TBD 0.00 0
Squirbs Tulsa -5.0 points over Navy; Air Force -9.0 points over Utah State; Army +15.5 points over Wake Forest (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 125.00 TBD 0.00 0
Squirbs Washington State +11.0 points over Southern California; Kansas State -1.5 points over Iowa State; Georgia Tech +3.5 points over Duke (TBD,TBD,TBD) TBD; TBD; TBD 125.00 TBD 0.00 0
Squirbs Cincinnati -27.0 points over South Florida; Southern Methodist +3.5 points over Central Florida (TBD,LOSS) TBD; Central Florida 41-19 100.00 LOSS -100.00

There were no mid-week games this week, except the SMU-UCF game which was rescheduled from last week.

RESULTS

I’ve decided to merge the Friday picks thread and the Sunday results thread into one post, so as not to have so many posts out there.

Let’s start with the big winning bets of Week 6:

McIntyre2K7 Oklahoma State -9.0 points over Texas Tech; Over 66.0 points in the Texas Tech-Oklahoma State game; Over 49.5 points in the Auburn-Georgia game (WIN,WIN,WIN) Oklahoma State 41-31; Oklahoma State 41-31; Georgia 42-10 150.00 WIN 900.00
jrjs Over 57.5 points in the Texas Tech-Oklahoma State game; Over 47.5 points in the Washington-Arizona State game; Over 56.5 points in the Oregon-Arizona game (WIN,WIN,WIN) Oklahoma State 41-31; Arizona State 45-38; Oregon 49-22 42.00 WIN 252.00
jrjs Oregon -10.5 points over Arizona; Iowa +4.5 points over Illinois; Wisconsin -9.0 points over Northwestern (WIN,WIN,WIN) Oregon 49-22; Illinois 9-6; Wisconsin 42-7 42.00 WIN 252.00
Defdans Over 43.5 points in the Virginia Tech-Pittsburgh game; Western Kentucky +6.5 points over Texas-San Antonio (WIN,WIN) Pittsburgh 45-29; Texas-San Antonio 31-28 60.00 WIN 156.00
ElliotMoore Texas A&M +24.5 points over Alabama; Georgia State -2.5 points over Georgia Southern (WIN,WIN) Alabama 24-20; Georgia State 41-33 60.00 WIN 156.00
ElliotMoore Under 70.0 points in the Western Kentucky-Texas-San Antonio game; Over 37.0 points in the Wyoming-New Mexico game (WIN,WIN) Texas-San Antonio 31-28; Wyoming 27-14 60.00 WIN 156.00
dsidwell31 Under 47.0 points in the Connecticut-Florida International game; Wake Forest -16.0 points over Army; Notre Dame -3.5 points over Brigham Young (WIN,WIN,WIN) Connecticut 33-12; Wake Forest 45-10; Notre Dame 28-20 25.00 WIN 150.00
dsidwell31 Southern California -12.0 points over Washington State; Under 36.5 points in the Iowa-Illinois game; Clemson -20.5 points over Boston College (WIN,WIN,WIN) Southern California 30-14; Illinois 9-6; Clemson 31-3 25.00 WIN 150.00
Danj725 Under 63.5 points in the Southern Methodist-Central Florida game; Central Florida -2.5 points over Southern Methodist (WIN,WIN) Central Florida 41-19; Central Florida 41-19 50.00 WIN 130.00
E-dogg42 Florida State +3.5 points over North Carolina State; Texas A&M +24.5 points over Alabama (WIN,WIN) North Carolina State 19-17; Alabama 24-20 50.00 WIN 130.00
Defdans Over 36.5 points in the Wyoming-New Mexico game; Texas A&M +24.5 points over Alabama (WIN,WIN) Wyoming 27-14; Alabama 24-20 45.00 WIN 117.00
Andrewpina Oregon -13.0 points over Arizona Oregon 49-22 100.00 WIN 90.91
Andrewpina Oregon -13.0 points over Arizona Oregon 49-22 100.00 WIN 90.91
Defdans South Carolina +336.0 money line to beat Kentucky South Carolina 24-14 25.00 WIN 84.00

dsidwell31, ElliotMoore, and jrjs each had two big winners this week. Defdans had three. But none added up to McIntyre2K7’s one parlay win on overs.

Just for funsies, let’s see the bets that would have won if USF had managed to win that game in Cincinnati:

lrdnorman South Florida +2250.0 money line to beat Cincinnati 50.00
(would have won 1125.00)
Julmisteforheisman South Florida +2250.0 money line to beat Cincinnati 30.00
(would have won 675.00)
McIntyre2K7 South Florida +2250.0 money line to beat Cincinnati 30.00
(would have won 675.00)
speruche South Florida +2250.0 money line to beat Cincinnati 14.00
(would have won 315.00)
Danj725 South Florida +2250.0 money line to beat Cincinnati 10.00
(would have won 225.00)
Defdans South Florida +2250.0 money line to beat Cincinnati 1.00
(would have won 22.50)

A 31-28 ending would have made these two parlay bets partial winners as well, since 59 was the over:

bullsonparade96 Over 49.0 points in the Auburn-Georgia game; Over 59.0 points in the South Florida-Cincinnati game 435.00
(would have won 435.00)
E-dogg42 South Florida +27.5 points over Cincinnati; Over 59.0 points in the South Florida-Cincinnati game 20.00
(would have won 20.00)

Damn, we’re a weird fanbase. No matter how far USF goes to show there’s no reason to hope, our fans do anyway. And damn if the team doesn’t try sometimes. Tune in next week, when USF either leads Tulane at the half, or is behind by 28. Or possibly both. I don’t even know how it works anymore.

Who profited and earned points this week?

McIntyre2K7 632.00 15
jrjs 378.00 10
ElliotMoore 269.82 7
dsidwell31 245.45 5
Defdans 237.00 4
andrewpina 131.82 3
E-dogg42 16.40 2

This week it’s McIntyre2K7’s turn to deliver a big blow, in what’s looking like a season-long prizefight between him and Danj725. They’re way ahead of the field in the money race, though some other challengers are starting to emerge. After a slow start, six other players are over 1,000 for the season, and two others are above 975:

User Total Pending Futures Grand Total Excluding Futures
McIntyre2K7 2304.00 30 2334.00
Danj725 1938.27 0 1938.27
bullsonparade96 1312.19 0 1312.19
jrjs 1292.80 0 1292.80
Gym399 1063.81 0 1063.81
Squirbs 1062.92 0 1062.92
ElliotMoore 1036.97 0 1036.97
dsidwell31 1027.27 100 1127.27
Defdans 992.36 190 1182.36
andrewpina 978.23 250 1228.23
E-dogg42 954.67 0 954.67
GaryStephen 824.88 0 824.88
jjlovecub 743.00 0 743.00
anthonyvito 615.91 0 615.91
Gibbsak 592.64 0 592.64
Julmisteforheisman 531.35 0 531.35
mcgies852 519.66 0 519.66
briank19 337.05 150 487.05
lrdnorman 318.39 180 498.39
ULhothot 158.83 250 408.83
speruche 98.70 0 98.70

ULhothot (158.83) and speruche (98.70) are below 250 and can bet their remaining bankroll on one bet if they wish to.

Let’s look at the points standings:

player total week 6
McIntyre2K7 48 15
Danj725 37
jrjs 25 10
bullsonparade96 22
Defdans 18 4
Squirbs 15
ElliotMoore 14 7
Gym399 14
E-dogg42 13 2
dsidwell31 12 5
anthonyvito 11
GaryStephen 10
andrewpina 10 3
ULhothot 10
briank19 8
lrdnorman 4
jjlovecub 1

McIntyre2k7 takes the lead here also, but there’s still a lot of season to go.

Weel 7 includes a Wednesday night Fun Belt game, plus two Thursday and two Friday games involving Temple-UCF, Navy-SMU, and UTSA-FIU. AAC games on Saturday are Tulane-USF, Memphis-East Carolina. Rice-FAU, Charlotte-UAB, and Louisiana Tech-North Texas.

Nationally, top games are Alabama-Tennessee, Penn State-Michigan, Southern California-Utah, Oklahoma State-TCU, NC State-Syracuse, Mississippi State-Kentucky, and Clemson-Florida State.