If you ever get discouraged by a seemingly-insurmountable points deficit, remember the example Garrett set this week: anybody with a lead can totally hose their picks at any time and open the door for everyone else.
Bravo sir, that was almost as bad as the Georgia Bulldogs played this weekend. Almost.
Then there was my alma mater’s “football team,” which put up 67 passing yards against Auburn. Not in a quarter, but during the entire game. The Tennessee Vols are again the subject of this week’s poll:
You can't spell ________ without UT.
- futility (44%, 4 Votes)
- quarterback controversy (33%, 3 Votes)
- three and out (22%, 2 Votes)
- butterfingers (0%, 0 Votes)
- sputter (1%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 9
The full results spreadsheet for week 5 is here. If you find an error, let me know and I’ll adjust the results.
The full overall standings with week-by-week scores can be found here.
Week 6 schedule
|8:00 PM ET||Louisiana Tech vs. Boise State (18)||Boise State by 23|
|7:30 PM ET||Pittsburgh at South Florida (10)||South Florida by 14|
|9:00 PM ET||Oregon State at Utah (15)||Utah by 12.5|
|8:00 PM ET||Brigham Young (7) at Utah State||Brigham Young by 29.5|
|12:00 PM ET||Penn State (6) at Purdue||Penn State by 13|
|12:30 PM ET||Oklahoma (1) at Baylor||Oklahoma by 27.5|
|12:30 PM ET||Florida (13) at Arkansas||Florida by 24|
|12:30 PM ET||Kansas (16) at Iowa State||Kansas by 13.5|
|1:30 PM ET||Western Kentucky at Virginia Tech (24)||Virginia Tech by 28.5|
|3:30 PM ET||Kentucky at Alabama (4)||Alabama by 17|
|3:30 PM ET||Texas Tech (8) at Kansas State||Texas Tech by 7.5|
|6:00 PM ET||Auburn (14) at Vanderbilt (19)||Auburn by 5|
|7:00 PM ET||Texas A&M at Oklahoma State (22)||Oklahoma State by 25|
|7:00 PM ET||Connecticut (23) at North Carolina||North Carolina by 7|
|8:00 PM ET||Texas (5) at Colorado||Texas by 14|
|8:00 PM ET||Oregon (20) at Southern California (9)||Southern California by 17|
|8:00 PM ET||Ohio State (12) at Wisconsin (17)||Ohio State by 3|
|9:00 PM ET||Missouri (3) at Nebraska||Missouri by 11|
|10:00 PM ET||Hawaii at Fresno State (21)||Fresno State by 22.5|
Game of the Week
The most intriguing match-up to me is actually among unranked Duke and Georgia Tech. But we’re going to stick with ranked teams for this purpose, so I’ll go with… Auburn at Vanderbilt.
For serious, Vandy is ranked 19th and owns the SEC East lead with two league wins. Bet you didn’t see that one coming.
Auburn has a stout defense, but also an offense that wouldn’t be able to move the ball against Bugs Bunny’s Carrot Patch at Six Flags:
The Commies might be able to pull this one off.
How to enter your picks
You read the rules, right?
The short version:
- You’re picking which teams won’t cover their spread. You must choose at least one team not to cover unless there is only one game being played that week.
- You’re also entering a predicted score for the Game of the Week, which cannot be the same as a predicted score another player enters.
Florida and Clemson don’t cover. Alabama wins the GOTW 19-14.
If I entered that, that means I think Florida and Clemson either would lose or not cover their spreads, and you then wouldn’t be able to predict a 19-14 win for Alabama.