We are winding down this college football season and this week is the penultimate week in the pick 'em contest. We'll have a separate contest for the bowl season, but it's time to start making your move up the leaderboard for this contest.
Will we have another chaotic weekend full of upsets? If you predict right, you could be on your way up the leader board.
Join me below as we see some updated standings and this week's slate of games.
Pick 'Em standings
|1||Pun Involving Word Moore||147|
|3||NCAA Violations R Us||144|
|3||Kellen's Sandwich Shop||144|
|3||Pete Burns (Peet16)||144|
|7||TDown for TDown||143|
|7||The Ghost of Doug Harper||143|
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.
It's crowded at the top and really anyone could take home the prize.
Hugs and handshakes to OBNUG member BleedBlueForever who won last week with a 14, besting the rest of the field by at least 2.
Now onto this week's picks ...
Stone cold lock of the century of the week
Last week's lock of the week was a loser thanks to Houston rolling over SMU. I really expected more offense from a June Jones team. Guess that's what I get for putting any confidence in a June Jones team.
Ohio State (+8) OVER (17) Michigan
I picked a lot of upsets in my picks this week, but I think I'm feeling the most confident in this one. Michigan has not beaten Ohio State in awhile and I think that mental block is going to come into effect this weekend and that Ohio State will at least keep it close if not outright win the game.
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.
- South Florida over Louisville
- (22) Nebraska over Iowa
- Tulsa over (8) Houston
- (1) LSU over (3) Arkansas
- West Virginia over Pittsburgh
- Arizona State over California
- (13) Georgia over (25) Georgia Tech
- Iowa State over (12) Oklahoma
- (7) Boise State over Wyoming
- (24) Virginia over (6) Virginia Tech
- Vanderbilt over Wake Forrest
- (15) Wisconsin over Penn State
- (9) Oregon over Oregon State
- Auburn over (2) Alabama
- Air Force over Colorado State
- Florida State over Florida
- (21) Baylor over Texas Tech
- (18) Clemson over (14) South Carolina
- (22) Notre Dame over (4) Stanford
- (10) USC over UCLA
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:
Nevada (-1.5) OVER Utah State
I saw something on Twitter about the ending to Idaho's game last week against Utah State, something about a review, but I ultimately didn't care enough to follow up on it. I just checked the score and Idaho did cover last weekend (yay!) but ultimately fell to Utah State 49-42 (yay!). This week they're off, so I'm picking Nevada to cover against Utah State.
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.