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OBNUG Pick 'Em: Week Two Results and Week Three Games

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Week two is already in the books and we had some exciting games although not many had final scores that went Boise State's way. And there was that whole PAC 12 changing the final score of the USC game and pissing everyone off in Vegas. Great job guys.

Join me after the jump and we'll take a look at the leaderboard so far and this week's slate of games.


Pick 'Em standings

1 coronabronc 18
1 PDX_Bronco 18
3 That's what she said 17
3 OBNUG Intern 17
3 No Loafing 17
3 43 1/2 White Presidents 17
3 thehammer 17
3 foryourhead 17
3 Kellen Moore's Teeth 17
10 Tons of people 16

Updated 9/13 8:00 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. As you can see, the lowest week has already been dropped so the standings look similar to last week.

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 thehammer for beating everyone with a score of 17 last week. Hammer man bested foryourhead thanks to the Yahoo tiebreaker.

Now onto this week's picks ...


Stone cold lock of the century of the week

Well, I screwed up that Mississippi State pick over Auburn last week. That means I'm officially 1-1 on the year for the stone cold lock of the century of the week pick. Let's get off the schnide this week with a sure winner.

(17) Michigan State (+5.5) over Notre Dame

Yes, you read that right. a winless Notre Dame team is favored by 5.5 points over a ranked Michigan State team. I know that home field advantage is supposedly worth 3 points to Vegas, but how in the world can people justify putting money on Notre Dame at this point to not only win but cover? And the money must be coming in on Notre Dame because the line shifted from 5 to 5.5 today.

Mark it down as our stone cold lead pipe lock of the century of the week pick. Too easy.

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. 

  • (4) Boise State over Toledo
  • Auburn over Clemson
  • (19) West Virginia over Maryland
  • (23) Penn State over Temple
  • Iowa over Pittsburgh
  • Wyoming over Bowling Green
  • Vanderbilt over Mississippi
  • Georgia Tech over Kansas
  • Colorado State over Colorado
  • (25) TCU over LA Monroe
  • North Carolina over Virginia
  • Washington over (10) Nebraska
  • Minnesota over Miami (OH)
  • (24) Texas over UCLA
  • Tennessee over (18) Florida
  • Texas Tech over New Mexico
  • (12) South Carolina over Navy
  • San Diego State over Washington State
  • Arizona State over Illinois
  • Louisville over Kentucky
  • (15) Ohio State over Miami (FL)
  • (1) Oklahoma over (5) Florida State
  • BYU over Utah
  • Hawaii over UNLV
  • (9) Oklahoma State over Tulsa
  • (6) Stanford over Arizona

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:

Nevada (-6.5) over San Jose State

Ah, good ol' WAC conference games. Nevada couldn't do much to stop Oregon this week while San Jose State kept is somewhat close against a bad UCLA team. I think this week Nevada regains their pistol swagger and beats San Jose State. 

Your turn

Feel free to share your picks in the comments and/or discuss this week's slate of games. Since I'm not tallying these manually anymore, it's wide open. Who you got? Let's hear it.