WEEK TWO RECAP AND RESULTS

WEEK TWO RECAP

  • Thru two games, Wisconsin has outscored their opponents 110-0.  They defeated South Florida 49-0 in Week One.  Central Michigan was last week’s victim.  Wisconsin scored more points (61) than Central Michigan had total yards (58)!
  • The Texas A&M vs Clemson game was proof that head coaches pay attention to betting lines, whether they admit it or not.  Down 24-3 with time ticking away, the Aggies needed a touchdown to cover the 17.5 point spread.  On their final drive, Jimbo Fisher called timeouts with 0.25 seconds and 0:10 seconds remaining, allowing A&M just enough time to score.  I’m not saying they wouldn’t have or shouldn’t have tried scoring otherwise, but the point spread gave a sense of urgency.  The covered spread padded the booster’s pockets, making the loss more palatable.
  • Maryland has scored a ridiculous 142 points in two games.  This program isn’t exactly known for lighting up the scoreboard.  They finished 69th in points/game last year and 100th in 2017.  Their best finish this decade was in 2010 when they were 30th.  Something has to give.  By contrast, OU and OSU have each been outside the Top 20 only once since 2010.
  • Before this happened in the Texas vs LSU game:

which resulted in this…

and this…

…Texas apparently made LSU suffer through a visitor’s locker room without air conditioning…and on a day that reached 101 degrees no less.  Texas disputes LSU’s claim, with their AD promising that “our air conditioning in the visiting locker room is in good working order”.  That might be the case, but that doesn’t mean you turned it on.

WEEK TWO RESULTS

  • WEEK TWO WINNER:  Cooper Davis.  473 attempts,  and only 1 person went 6-0:  Cooper scored 129, which vaulted him from 117th place to 4th.
  • The group winning and lock winning percentages were almost identical.  Identically average:  49.0% overall and and 48.4% for the locks.
  • Only 26 people scored 100 points or more.
  • Four people went 0-6.
  • Two weeks into the season, and only 146 people have a 2-0 lock record.  97 people are 0-2.
  • Two games earned the maximum bonus points:  Maryland over Syracuse and Oregon over Nevada.  That happened on 3 occasions last season.
  • 64% of the picks went for the favorite.
  • The two most popular picks were ATS losers:  Boise State (181) and Texas (192).
  • Boise State was easily the most popular lock pick.
  • Colorado (111 picks) vs Nebraska (101 picks) was the only contest to receive at least 100 picks for each side.  Colorado forced overtime late in the contest and ended up winning outright.

WEEK ONE RECAP AND RESULTS

WEEK ONE RECAP

  • The first week of the college football season is in the books.  From a point spread perspective, several games were decided late in the 4th quarter:  FAU vs Ohio State, Mississippi vs Memphis, Duke vs Alabama and Vanderbilt vs Georgia.  Two games, though, were all-time gut-punching “bad beats:
    • Oregon vs Auburn (-3.5):  0:59:51 – The amount of time Oregon was covering the spread. 59 minutes and 51 seconds of the 60 minute game.  With 9 seconds to play and trailing by 1, Auburn threw a 26 yd TD to cover the spread (ouch) and win the game (double ouch if you’re a Duck).  Had that pass attempt failed, Auburn likely would’ve settled for a game winning field goal attempt.
    • Northwestern vs STANFORD (-6.5):  5951 – The number of expletives verbalized (or internalized) after the last play of the game.  With 30 seconds to play in this sloppy affair, Northwestern was trailing by 3 with the ball on their own 22 yard line….when this happened:

                  

If only No. 73 had recovered it for a safety.  This outcome was eerily similar to another game involving Northwestern:  It was 2013.  NW vs Ohio State (-7).  Down 3 points with 5 seconds to play and the ball on their own 7, NW needed a miracle.  Instead, they got this:

  • Tulsa had a historic performance against Michigan State.  Historically bad.  Tulsa rushed for -73 yards.  Yes, 73 yards in the wrong direction.  They went backwards at a faster clip (-2.9 yards/rush) than Michigan State went forwards (2.7 yards/rush).

 

WEEK ONE RESULTS

  • WEEK ONE WINNER:  Monica Aguilar.  Six people went 6-0, but Monica was 9 points better than all of them.  In case you are wondering, she did not make a selection in the NW vs Stanford game, but she did have Auburn.
  • Six people went 0-6.
  • The overall winning percentage and lock winning percentage were solid:  53.7% and 61.4%, respectively.
  • The average score was 66 points, and 76 people scored 100 points or more!
  • The “Majority 6” went 5-1.  In other words, the 6 most popular picks went 5-1 against the spread.
  • The most popular game of the week was also the most even distributed.  134 picks for Oregon.  140 for Auburn.  Both sides were locked 28 times.
  • The most popular pick of the week was Oklahoma State (219 picks).  The most popular pick is rarely a midweek game.
  • Houston was the only underdog to receive the majority of the picks.  They covered the spread against the Sooners.

WEEK ONE PREVIEW

WEEK ONE PREVIEW

Week. One. Is. Here.  Technically, two games were played last Saturday, in what’s become Week “Zero” of the college football season  – the unofficial kickoff that occurs one week before the actual Labor Day Weekend kickoff.  For what its worth, underdogs went 2-0 against the spread.  Miami covered but lost to Florida.  Hawaii won outright and in dramatic fashion against Arizona, placing Kevin Sumlin on the hot seat before the season has even begun.   In the Pigskin Pick Six world, hot seats don’t exist.  In fact, the poorer your record the better, at least in the eyes of your competition.

The waiting is over.  Games start Thursday.  Time for bad beats and marching bands.  Tailgates and targeting.   Pick your strategy, and pick your teams….and try to leave your heart out of it.  Additional PP6 can be found here.  Good Luck!

Welcome – The 14th Edition of the PP6

The 2019 college football season will mark the 14th year of the Pigskin Pick Six.  Let’s do this.

How does this work?

Welcome to the Pigskin Pick Six website. If you are here, you are either lost or are considering joining a college football pick ’em contest. How does it work?  Simply put: Each week, 15 games are selected in which the players submit 6 picks(including one lock).   You will be awarded points based on your performance.  For a complete set of league rules, please click here.

To pay, thus entering the competition, please follow this link to LeagueSafe: https://www.leaguesafe.com/join/3904292

Due to the number of expected participants, the vast majority of us will fail to win money.  Therefore, I encourage you to partake in little side competitions with your family and/or friends.  It will give you a better chance to get on the podium and will help keep your interest throughout the year.

Season Info

Please note the tabs at the top of the page.  All the information you would want or need throughout the season is contained within the website.  From the pick sheet, to the leaderboard and statistics.  Some of the tabs have old information used as space fillers.  It is just to give you an idea of how everything will look once the season starts.  The email you use to receive PP6 emails needs to be the same email you use to register with the LeagueSafe website.  You can also register on the PP6 website, but it is not required.  The value is that it automatically enters your name and email into the weekly pick form.

Each week will have a preview and review post, and maybe a few sprinkled in between. Enjoy these at your leisure and feel free to comment and participate in discussions.  Our goal is to have the picks available and the leaderboard updated weekly by Wednesday at 1pm ct.

WEEK FOURTEEN AND FINAL RESULTS

Thanks again Kurtis for all your help this year.  I could not do this without you.  Now, onto the results…

WEEK FOURTEEN RESULTS

  • WEEK FOURTEEN WINNER:  Rusty Moore.  The last hurrah of the year went to Rusty.  He ended a disappointing season with a bang by capturing the weekly prize.  He beat out four other participants who went 6-0.  Interestingly, they all scored 121 points.
  • The group winning and lock winning percentages were solid:  50.6% and 50.1%, respectively.
  • For the season, the overall winning percentage (49.6%) was slightly better than the lock percentage (48.2%)
  • Four people went 6-0.
  • The final tally for the season: 6-0 occurred 70.  0-6 occurred 94 times.
  • The OU vs Texas rematch was the most popular game, with the picks being pretty evenly distributed.  158 picks for OU.  101 picks for Texas.  A called-back kick return secured the cover for the Sooners.
  • The next two most popular picks (Alabama and Boise State), failed to cover the spread.
  • The group majority went with the underdog in only three games:  Akron, California and Pitt.  Akron was the only one to cover.
  • For the year, the “Majority 6” and Group Majority were exactly .500.
  • Generally speaking, it was a pretty average week for the Week 13 Top Ten.  Tony Schroeder and Mike Stovall were the only two people to eclipse the 100-point mark, which allowed to people previously outside the Top Ten (Derek Ridgway and Jon Taber) to find their way in.
  • Herb Grover and Derek Ridgway only had one 100 point week all year.  They are the only two people in the Top Ten without at least two 100 point weeks.
  • The gap between 1st and 3rd (55 points) is the same as the gap between 10th and 29th.
  • The Lock Race:  Cory W captured the “Lock of the Week” Title.  He finished 12-2, which was 1 game better than anyone else.  There was a four-way tie for second in the lock race.  Derek Ridgway, Jon Taber, Christopher McIntosh and Dan Bright all went 11-3.  Derek wins the tie breaker by having the most total points.
  • On the other end of the spectrum, Doug Reigle and Bart Brewer had 2-12 lock records.
  • The Best Finish Award: Richie Howells won the prize with a solid 19-5 record over the final four weeks.  He jumped from 192nd after Week 10 to a final position of 19th.
  • The Elimination Bracket:  Peter Sanborn beat out Steve McLanahan for the title.