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OBNUG Pick 'Em: Week Nine Results and Week Ten Games

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This week, you and the word finally get to make a choice in the most important question you might ever be asked by a guy dressed as Verne Lundquist: LSU or Alabama?

The Game of the Century of Week 10 is finally here (first-runner-up: Boise State vs. UNLV), so choose wisely when placing your picks. There is a Boise State football jersey and bragging rights at stake. With a lot of movement in this week's leaderboard, where do you stand? Can @SmurfTurfAddict hang onto first much longer? Are you in position to make a late season run for the top spot?

Join me below to take a look at the updated standings as well as what this week has in store.


Pick 'Em standings

1 @SmurfTurfAddict 115
2 NCAA Violations R Us 113
3 TDown for TDown 112
3 Kellen's Sandwich Shop 112
5 DrJrig (JRig) 111
5 BroncoFever 111
5 Pete Burns (Peet16) 111
5 OBNUG Intern 111
6 The Ghost of Doug Harper 110
6 socalbsufan 110

Updated 11/1 9:00 a.m., lowest score dropped
Complete standings Group 1a
Complete standings Group 1b


This is a composite Top 10 from both Yahoo Pick Em groups. Full standings are available on your group homepage. A reminder of what's at stake: The overall winner of OBNUG Pick 'Em receives a real life Boise State jersey of his or her choice as well as a lifetime membership into the OBNUG Widget of Champions. Weekly prizes are awarded as well.

Hugs and handshakes to OBNUG member broncotough with a very impressive 18. User firstdown was close but no cigar with a score of 17.

Now onto this week's picks ...


Stone cold lock of the century of the week

You have got to be kidding me about last week's USC pick. If it wasn't for USC's horrible clock management, they would have had a chance to win outright. Then, USC didn't just lose but they lost in the 3rd OT after Stanford had already gone for 2 and got it. That meant Stanford won by 8 instead of 7 or 6 if they had gone second in the last OT. Stupid 7.5 point spread. This is why gamblers only live to be 35 years old (this, and drugs).

Anyways, onto this week.

(1) LSU (+ 5.0) OVER (2) Alabama

I think LSU wins this game. LSU's defense is just too good, and I feel like they will make it priority to take away the Alabama running game and force McCarron to pass. This pick is also based partially on what I want to happen, as an LSU win is probably the best for Boise State in the long run. 

The rest of Nick's picks

Reminder: picks are made against the spread. Also, gambling is illegal and you definitely shouldn't do it unless you're fairly confident you can make a couple bucks. 

  • (24) West Virginia over Louisville
  • (13) Michigan over Iowa
  • Texas over Texas Tech
  • Syracuse over Connecticut
  • Vanderbilt over Florida
  • N.C. State over North Carolina
  • TCU over Wyoming
  • (7) Oklahoma over Texas A&M
  • (4) Stanford over Oregon State
  • Air Force over Army
  • Southern Miss over East Carolina
  • California over Washington State
  • (23) Cincinnati over Pittsburgh
  • South Florida over Rutgers
  • Arizona over Utah
  • Baylor over Missouri
  • (8) Arkansas over (10) South Carolina
  • (20) Arizona State over UCLA
  • Notre Dame over Wake Forest
  • (3) Oklahoma State over (17) Kansas State
  • San Diego State over New Mexico
  • (5) Boise State over UNLV
  • (6) Oregon over Washington

Bonus game

Not all games can fit into Yahoo's weekly Pick 'Em board, especially not the WAC ones that no one cares about. Well, we care about them. This week's bonus game:

San Jose State as a pick 'em at home OVER Idaho

Idaho very nearly beat Hawaii at home, falling by a score of 16-14, but that means Idaho covered the line. This week I was thinking about picking Idaho if they were not favored, but as a pick 'em, I just can't bring myself to actually pick them to win. Besides, San Jose State is .500 in the WAC this year.

Your turn

Feel free to share your picks in the comments and/or discuss this week's slate of games. What is your lock of the week? How did your picks fare last time out? Share your thoughts in the comments.