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Weekly Upset Contest for 2020 (picks due this Saturday)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by BB73, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    THE BEST CONTEST ON THE INTERNET IS BACK!!!!!

    Once again, this will be a simple contest to participate in. Each week I will list all of the underdogs in the Div 1-A games that I see a point-spread for at the beginning of the week. Each person may pick 1 and only 1 team each week; just post your pick in this thread.

    You must pick your team before the kickoff of your game. It isn't mandatory to make a pick every week, but if you don't, you obviously can't earn any points that week.

    If your team wins, you are awarded the amount of points that they were assigned in the spread; if they lose you get 0 points. So it's riskier to pick Little-Sisters-of-the-Poor +47 when they play Texas Tech, but you get a ton of points if they win, as opposed to getting only a couple of points when you pick a close game.

    Once I post the point spreads inside this thread, they are locked for purposes of this contest. Only the spreads listed in this thread will be used to award points.

    The entire season-long contest will exist in this one thread. Each week I will post the points for that week and the season-to-date totals. Whoever has the most points after the Conference Championship Games in December will be declared the winner, and will receive ยค25,000 Sportsbook "cash".

    There will be a separate contest in December for Bowl game upsets.

    2005 winner: @AkronBuckeye (64 points)
    2006 winner: @briegg (64 points)
    2007 winner: @MolGenBuckeye (83.5 points)
    2008 winner: @osugrad21 (63.5 points)
    2009 winner: @NFBuck (85 points)
    2010 winner: @LightningRod (69.5 points)
    2011 winner: @sears3820 (74 points)
    2012 winner: @OSUsushichic (51 points)
    2013 winner: @FCollinsBuckeye (64 points)
    2014 winner: @808 Buck (78.5 points)
    2015 winner: @Wadcutter (64 points)
    2016 winner: @BB73 (old record of 87.5 points)
    2017 winner: @BB73 (65.5 points)
    2018 winner: @UrbanBuckeye (64.5 points)
    2019 winner: @LovelandBuckeye (new record of 103.5 points)

    This post will get the new picks and current standings updated each week. There will also be a post with that info near the end of the thread.

    Pick just one underdog team from the right column to win outright - you get nothing by picking a favorite that covers the spread. Home teams are in CAPS.

    Please try & post the name of the team you're picking as it is listed, opposed to an abbreviation. Makes it much easier when attempting to tally up the scores. Thanks!

    If you think an error has been made, send BB73 a PM.


    YEAR-TO-DATE STANDINGS

    ScriptOhio.................14
    Wingate1217................14
    WoodyWorshiper..............7
    AuTx Buckeye................5.5
    buckeyemania11..............5.5
    gracelhink..................5.5
    BuckeyeNation27.............5.5
    MaxBuck.....................5.5
    osugrad21...................5
    jenkinswoody................5
    thackattack.................4


    WEEK 2

    THURSDAY 9/24 GAMES

    uab...........................7......SOUTH ALABAMA

    FRIDAY 9/25 GAMES

    UT SAN ANTONIO.......6.5....middle tenn st

    SATURDAY 9/26 GAMES

    ucf..........................27......EAST CAR
    ga st........................2.5....UNC CHARLOTTE
    FLA ATLANTIC............2.5....usf
    MIAMI FL.................11......fla st
    ga tech....................8......SYRACUSE
    PITT.........................3......louisville
    tennessee.................3.5....S CAROLINA
    BAYLOR...................16.5....kansas
    BYU........................14......troy
    ALABAMA.................27......mizzou
    HOUSTON................21.5....north texas
    OKLA ST....................8.5....west va
    florida.....................14.5....OLE MISS
    LA-LAFAYETTE..........14......ga southern
    OKLAHOMA...............28......kansas st
    georgia....................26......ARKANSAS
    IOWA ST...................2.5....tcu
    texas......................18......TEXAS TECH
    LSU........................16.5....miss st
    TEXAS A&M.............30.5....vandy
    AUBURN....................7.5....ky
    ARK ST.....................2.5....tulsa
    LIBERTY....................6.5....fla intl
    tulane......................3.5....SO MISS
    CINCY.....................14......army
    LA MONROE...............9.5....utep
    VIRGINIA...................5.5....duke
    BOSTON COLLEGE......17.5....texas st
    VA TECH....................7......n c st
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2020 at 11:11 AM
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  2. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    WEEK 1

    Pick just one underdog team from the right column to win outright - you get nothing by picking a favorite that covers the spread. Home teams are in CAPS.

    Please try & post the name of the team you're picking as it is listed, opposed to an abbreviation. Makes it much easier when attempting to tally up the scores. Thanks!

    SATURDAY, SEPT. 19

    la-lafayette........17........GA STATE
    GA SOUTHERN....1.........fla atlantic (postponed)
    NC ST.................2.5......wake forest
    ucf.....................7.5......GA TECH
    N CAROLINA.......30........unc charlotte (postponed)
    DUKE..................5.5......boston college
    LOUISVILLE..........2.5.....miami fl
    PITT...................21.5.....syr
    app st..................4........MARSHALL
    W KY...................14.......liberty, liberty, liberty. liberty
    SO MISS...............5.......la tech
    texas st................5.5.....LA MONROE
    smu....................14.......NORTH TEXAS
    TULANE................7........navy
    troy......................3.5.....MID TENN ST
    NOTRE DAME........26.......usf
    OKLA ST...............23.......tulsa
    BAYLOR.................4.5.....houston (postponed)
    CINCY...................33.5....austin peay
    CLEMSON..............44.5....the citadel
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2020 at 8:34 AM
  3. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck Bring Back Ohio State Football Now!

    GA TECH
     
  4. Honor&Glory

    Honor&Glory Paper,Rock, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

    Syracuse
     
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  5. buckeyboy

    buckeyboy Taller than most...

    Syracuse
     
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  6. Abenaki

    Abenaki Ohio against the world.

    Syracuse
     
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  7. Fungo Squiggly

    Fungo Squiggly Mortal enemy of all things Bucky Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion '18 Keeper League Champ '18 BPCFFB II Champ

    NORTH TEXAS
     
  8. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    Fighting Halfleys ... Boston College
     
  9. Drubuck

    Drubuck What time is it?

    Syracuse. God it officially feels like football season!!
     
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  10. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Syracuse...

    oh, and I see what you did with the Western KY game... and fuck you for it.

    Speaking of KY.... @UrbanBuckeye you ready for another season of thinly veiled lube talk?
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2020
  11. HineyBuck

    HineyBuck Old newb

    GA Tech
     
  12. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie

  13. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member Former Premier League Champ

    North Texas
     
  14. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Note - I just added a line for the citadel at 44.5 if anybody wants to revise their pick, just edit your post
     
  15. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Syracuse
     
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