• Not much time to do a recap this week, but this video says it all about OSU’s performance against TCU.


    • WEEK FOUR WINNER:  Ty Senour.  Two people went 6-0:  Ty Senour and Larry Smith.  Ty earned the victory with his 128 points.    He has been working on his craft as a football prognosticator for years.  It at least goes back to freshman year of college,  when Ty and I began our weekly tradition of making CFB and NFL picks against each other.
    • The group winning and lock winning percentages were the worst of the year:  42.4% and 32.9%, respectively.
    • It was the first week that the lock winning percentage was lower than the overall.
    • Only 13 people scored 100 point or more.
    • OSU and OU are always popular picks.  They were overwhelmingly popular this week, and neither team covered the spread.
    • Had both OSU and OU covered the spread, the lock winning percentag would’ve been 77%!
    • Dusty Weatherly, Doug Hall and Cole Grinnell are the only three people to go at least 4-2 every week.
    • John Mellish is the highest ranked player with a losing lock record.  He is currently in 30th.



  • Penn State’s coach, James Franklin, showed up in last week’s recap.  Last week it was for what he said.  This week, it’s for what he did.  Trailing 56-0 with 9 ticks left on the clock, Georgia State lined up for a 31 yard field goal attempt.  Franklin wasn’t having it.  He called timeout immediately before the snap; icing the kicker and, subsequently, securing the shutout. Stay classy, Franklin.
  • The Florida vs Tennessee game ended on what is being called a “Hail Mary”.  Although, it was more “crazy long post pattern” than “Hail Mary”.  Florida’s quarterback, Feleipe Franks, launched a 67 yard missile that hit his receiver in stride.  It wasn’t as long of a throw as Kordell Stewart’s bomb from the ’94 Michigan game (see below), but he seemed to throw it with less effort.  No crow-hop.  Just a monstrous 67 yard strike.  Brad Nessler’s call of the play was great (what else would you expect from him).  Florida’s radio call was about what you’d expect.  The announcer lost his mind.  Both calls are included below. In case you were wondering, 64 people in our competition hated the throw.  74 people loved it.

Kordell Stewart’s Throw:

Brad Nessler’s Call:

The Radio Call:


  • WEEK THREE WINNER:  Chris Robinson.  Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson.  Chris scored 130 point in route to his win.  Greg Delano and Kevin Manning also went 6-0, but they only won the satisfaction of a perfect week.
  • The group winning and lock winning percentages came back down to Earth:  47.8% and 48.6%, respectively.
  • It was the first week 0-6 records (6) outnumbered 6-0 records (3).
  • Double digit favorites were 5-1.
  • The underdogs only received the majority of the picks in two games, Illinois and California.  Cal covered.  Illinois didn’t.
  • The two most popular picks of the week were Oklahoma State and Kansas State.  OSU covered.  KSU didn’t.
  • Mississippi State was the first team of the year to earn the maximum bonus points.  43 people picked them.  3 people earned 10 bonus points by locking them.
  • Bryan Colley is currently in 1st place, but 25 people are only one game back.  70 people are within two games of the lead.



  • Shortly after Baker Mayfield stuck a fork in the Ohio State football team, he stuck tried sticking an OU flag into the center of their field.  The gesture received national attention.  Mayfield later apologized, saying he didn’t mean for it to be disrespectful.  Kind of like Penn State coach, James Franklin, didn’t mean to disrespect Pittsburgh when he said, “I know last year beating us for them was like the Super Bowl.  This was just like beating Akron for us.” On a side note: Next time Baker wants to stick a flag in artificial turf, he needs to bring along a flag pole base or patio umbrella stand.  I bet he could find one on summer close-out right now at Home Depot.


  • Baylor, Baylor, Baylor.  This is my third week in a row to include Baylor in a post.  I promise this is the last one for a while.  They just make it so easy.  Like Tennessee and a handful of other teams, they too have found an interesting way to celebrate forced turnovers.  They opted to go with a toy basketball goal. Baylor used it for the first time last Saturday, as they were able to force the season’s first turnover.  It came in a losing effort, but give them credit.  They gave UTSA all they wanted.  I am not sure if Baylor bought a Little Tikes Playhouse or some other toy to celebrate wins, but if they did, I hope they kept the receipt.


  • Question: If you have third and goal from the seven yard line, how many yards do you need to score a touchdown?  Answer:  93.


  • WEEK TWO WINNER:  Trevor Peterson.  So far this year, the elusive 6-0 hasn’t been quite as elusive as it usually is.  Ten people accomplished the feat this week.  Trevor Peterson led the way with 129 points.
  • The group winning and lock winning percentages were really good again:  55.4% and 61.7%, respectively.
  • After a record setting week of seeing 78 people scoring 100 points or more, this week was not too far off:  69 people scored 100 points or more.
  • Through two weeks, 6-0 records have outpaced 0-6 records by a score of 18-7.  There has never been a season where we saw more perfect weeks than Ofers.  Ofers have some work to do.
  • Home teams were a shocking 3-12 against the spread.
  • The two most popular picks of the week, Oklahoma State and Clemson, were ATS winners.
  • Through two weeks, we still haven’t had a game earn the maximum bonus points.
  • All 30 teams received at least 2 lock picks.  It doesn’t sound like much, but that is actually very rare.  There are several weeks where a team or two will not receive any lock picks.



  • The Tom Herman era at the University of Texas was supposed to be christened with an easy win.  Instead, the Maryland Terrapins, donning their Jack of Diamonds costumes, marched into Austin and won convincingly as an 18 point underdog.  It was their first win over a ranked opponent since 2010.  Although, breaking their streak against Texas has to be somewhat hollow since the Longhorns were only ranked because of their brand.  It will take more than a few of Tom Herman’s kisses to wake this sleeping giant.  It will take time.  One thing is for sure.  This time next year, the Longhorn hype will again be in full fervor.  By then, maybe, it will be warranted.
  • Yes, Liberty University has a football team.  Yes, they beat Baylor as a 35 point underdog.  “This was not what we wanted tonight”, said Baylor’s new coach, Matt Rhule.  I tend to agree.
  • If you watched the Tennessee vs Georgia Tech game on Monday, you saw that Tennessee had no business winning that game…oh, and you saw the big gray trash can.  Tennessee apparently began a new tradition.  The trash can is held up all game by some pour soul.  After the defense forces a turnover, they run over to the trash can and dunk the ball.  It’s a bad idea if all goes as planned.  It’s a much worse idea if it doesn’t:

Retire the tradition, Tennessee.  Even Oscar the Grouch thinks the trash can gimmick is a little much.


  • WEEK ONE WINNER:  Matt Bartholomew and Stephanie Hoisington.  Eight people went 6-0, but Matt and my sister, Stephanie, led the way.  I know what you are thinking:  This league is rigged.  He had his own sister win the weekly prize.  Well, that is not true.  If it was truly rigged, I would’ve had one of my other sisters win instead.
  • The group winning and lock winning percentages were great:  58.3% and 72.2%, respectively.
  • The lock winning percentage might be the best of all time.  It is at least the best in the last two years.
  • 78 people scored 100 or more points…another PP6 record.
  • Despite all the success stories, 4 people managed to go 0-6.
  • Why such a good week?  When favorites win, the group wins.  Favorites were 10-5 this week, and they were picked 2 to 1 in favor of underdogs.
  • The group majority only picked the underdog in two games.  Utep vs OU and West Virginia vs Virginia Tech.  The underdogs, Utep and WVU, failed to cover.
  • The most popular game of the week also saw the biggest pick disparity.  264 people made a selection in the Florida vs Michigan game, with 228 of those picks going on Michigan.  This could end up being the biggest pick disparity all season.
  • 184 of the 352 locks (52.3%) were made on 3 teams:  Oklahoma State (75), Michigan (61) and Alabama (48).  All three covered the spread, which explains the incredible group lock record.