Week Thirteen Picks --- Saturday, November 25

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Week Thirteen Picks --- Saturday, November 25

Postby Cane from the Bend » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:51 am

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Saturday, November 25

--- Rivalry Week ---

(1.) Washington State @ Washington -- [Apple Cup]
(2.) Arizona @ Arizona State -- [Duel in the Desert, for the Territorial Cup]
(3.) Georgia @ Georgia Tech -- [Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate]
(4.) Ohio State @ Michigan -- [The Game]
(5.) Indiana @ Purdue -- [Old Oaken Bucket]
(6.) Florida State @ Florida -- [Sunshine Showdown]
(7.) Louisville @ Kentucky -- [The Governor's Cup]
(8.) Boston College @ Syracuse -- [Orange-Eagle Game]
(9.) Duke @ Wake Forest -- [a Tobacco Road rivalry]
(10.) Arkansas State @ Louisiana-Monroe -- [Trail of Tears Classic]
(11.) UNLV @ Nevada -- [Battle for Nevada, and The Fremont Cannon]
(12.) Alabama @ Auburn -- [The Iron Bowl, James E. Foy, V-ODK Sportsmanship Trophy]
(13.) Boise State @ Fresno State -- [Battle for the Milk Can]
(14.) Iowa State @ Kansas State -- [single-longest never-interrupted college football rivalry]
(15.) Vanderbilt @ Tennessee -- [112th meeting]
(16.) Oregon State @ Oregon -- [Civil War]
(17.) Clemson @ South Carolina -- [The Palmetto Bowl]
(18.) Texas A&M @ LSU -- [renewed SIAA rivalry]
(19.) Notre Dame @ Stanford -- [The Legends Trophy]
(20.) BYU @ Hawai'i -- [the Mormon-Isle]

--- predictions will be accepted up to 12:00 noon EST Kickoff Saturday ---


[the games listed below, are games I would have liked to put in the weekly Picks, but are scheduled to play before Saturday]

Pre-Saturday Games:

Thursday, November 23 --- Thanksgiving Evening

Ole Miss @ Mississippi State [the Egg Bowl]

Friday, November 24

Miami @ Pitt
Northern Illinois @ Central Michigan
Navy @ Houston
Missouri @ Arkansas [Battle Line Trophy]
South Florida @ UCF [the War on I–4, I-4 Road Sign]
Iowa @ Nebraska [The Heroes Game, The Heroes Trophy]
Virginia Tech @ Virginia [Commonwealth Cup]
Texas Tech @ Texas [The Chancellor's Spurs]
Cal @ UCLA [Bear Bowl]

{if all six regular participants post their predictions for these games, then I will add the scores to our overall totals}
{if only a few of us post predictions for these games, then I'll score them as a one week alternative game}
{if no one makes predictions for these games, then I guess I posted this for nothing :lol: , either way, enjoy}


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Re: Week Thirteen Picks --- Saturday, November 25

Postby Spence » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:36 am

Anti climatic for Buckeyes. Ohio State isn’t going to make it to the playoff, but has a chance to win the B1G whether they beat the blue weasels or not. Really, the only thing the skunk bears can ruin for the buckeyes is the streak since they beat Ohio State. It will be 2191 days come game time. Over 5000 days since they have beat an Ohio State team without an interim coach.
I guess that is a good a reason as ever to just beat them again.
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Re: Week Thirteen Picks --- Saturday, November 25

Postby Cane from the Bend » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:15 am

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This week is a little odd for me ...

We Hurricanes fans do not have a natural rival to play in the week of Thanksgiving --- It almost feels as though we got matched up [wanted to say pitted] against Pitt, simply as a recommencement of the old Big East pairings. Only, with the Big East, we had a Round Robin schedule, so this was never considered a rivalry; just another conference game --- Pitt is merely replacing this game with whomever looks like a god opponent nearing the end of the year; since the Panthers' traditional Thanksgiving Week rivalry, was the "Backyard Brawl" vs West Virginia.

Miami & Pitt look as though they will be rotating, likely, other conference opponents over the next few years; at least for Pitt, until 2022 when they are scheduled to resume the West Virginia game.

In some respects, there is that danger of playing a very competitive rival, who may have nothing to play for, except taking you out of the national conversation.

Then again ... it would be fun to have a TTUN to beat up on annually ... however, the only team I feel as if I may have "that much" animosity for, already has a rival during this week. And I do not see the swamp rats breaking off their yearly thrashing by the `noles anytime in my life span.

I will say this. There is talk about getting them schedule for a neutral site game in Orlando for the 2019 season. Whereas this is a real possibility, there are some unrealistic hopes attributed with regards to future meetings. Mark Richt is quoted as saying he be, "All for it", being in favor of Miami playing a yearly series vs the gators. UM Athletics Director Blake James had attempted to pursue the annual game with the previous florida AD, Jeremy Foley, who said “It wasn’t of interest” --- when asked about potentially seeing the renewal of the rivalry game, James said he hadn't talked with second year AD of UF Scott Stricklin on the matter.

I would say to those who wish to see this thing come to fruition; forget it.

When florida broke the yearly series, it was when they joined the SEC. The reason for the cancellation given, was due to there not being enough room on the schedule.

Now, with both teams having 8 in conference games, and with florida's annual game vs fsu; it would mean the gators would have to dedicate 2 out of conference games against instate opponents every year --- I don't see that happening.

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Re: Week Thirteen Picks --- Saturday, November 25

Postby Spence » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:02 am

I think TTUN would have a shot at the Buckeye's this week with Peters. Not sure if O'Korn can get the job done. They have a defense, though, and a good defense can win a game.
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Re: Week Thirteen Picks --- Saturday, November 25

Postby Spence » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:12 am

(1.) Washington
(2.) Arizona State
(3.) Georgia
(4.) Ohio State
(5.) Purdue
(6.) Florida State
(7.) Louisville
(8.) Boston College
(9.) Wake Forest
(10.) Arkansas State
(11.) Nevada
(12.) Alabama
(13.) Boise State
(14.) Kansas State
(15.) Tennessee
(16.) Oregon
(17.) Clemson
(18.) LSU
(19.) Stanford
(20.) BYU
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Re: Week Thirteen Picks --- Saturday, November 25

Postby donovan » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:20 pm

1.) Washington -- [Apple Cup]
(2.) Arizona State -- [Duel in the Desert, for the Territorial Cup]
(3.) Georgia -- [Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate]
(4.) Ohio State -- [The Game]
(5.) Purdue -- [Old Oaken Bucket]
(6.) Florida State [Sunshine Showdown]
(7.) Louisville
(8.)Boston College-- [Orange-Eagle Game]
(9.) Wake Forest -- [a Tobacco Road rivalry]
(10.) Arkansas State-- [Trail of Tears Classic]
(11.)Nevada -- [Battle for Nevada, and The Fremont Cannon]
(12.) Auburn -- [The Iron Bowl, James E. Foy, V-ODK Sportsmanship Trophy]
(13.) Boise State -- [Battle for the Milk Can]
(14.) Kansas State -- [single-longest never-interrupted college football rivalry]
(15.) Tennessee -- [112th meeting]
(16.) Oregon -- [Civil War]
(17.) Clemson -- [The Palmetto Bowl]
(18.) LSU -- [renewed SIAA rivalry]
(19.) Stanford -- [The Legends Trophy]
(20.) BYUi -- [the Mormon-Isle]



Pre-Saturday Games:

Thursday, November 23 --- Thanksgiving Evening

Mississippi State [the Egg Bowl]

Friday, November 24

Miami
Central Michigan
Houston
Missouri s [Battle Line Trophy]
UCF [the War on I–4, I-4 Road Sign]
Nebraska [The Heroes Game, The Heroes Trophy]
Virginia [Commonwealth Cup]
Texas [The Chancellor's Spurs]
UCLA [Bear Bowl]
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Re: Week Thirteen Picks --- Saturday, November 25

Postby Old Ducker » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:03 pm

(1.) Washington State [Apple Cup]
(2.) Arizona [Duel in the Desert, for the Territorial Cup]
(3.) Georgia [Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate]
(4.) Ohio State [The Game]
(5.) Indiana [Old Oaken Bucket]
(6.) Florida -- [Sunshine Showdown]
(7.) Kentucky -- [The Governor's Cup]
(8.) Boston College [Orange-Eagle Game]
(9.) Wake Forest -- [a Tobacco Road rivalry]
(10.) Louisiana-Monroe -- [Trail of Tears Classic]
(11.) UNLV [Battle for Nevada, and The Fremont Cannon]
(12.) Auburn [The Iron Bowl, James E. Foy, V-ODK Sportsmanship Trophy]
(13.) Fresno State -- [Battle for the Milk Can]
(14.) Iowa State -- [single-longest never-interrupted college football rivalry]
(15.) Tennessee -- [112th meeting]
(16.) Oregon -- [Civil War]
(17.) Clemson [The Palmetto Bowl]
(18.) LSU -- [renewed SIAA rivalry]
(19.) Stanford -- [The Legends Trophy]
(20.) Hawai'i -- [the Mormon-Isle]
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Re: Week Thirteen Picks --- Saturday, November 25

Postby highfly24 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:32 pm

1. Washington
2. Az State
3. Georgia
4. Ohio State
5. Purdue
6. Florida State
7. Louisville
8. Boston College
9. Wake Forest
10. Ark State
11. Nevada
12. Auburn
13. Boise State
14. Iowa State
15. Vandy
16. Oregon
17. Clemson
18. LSU
19. Notre Dame
20. BYU

Pre Saturdays

Miss State

Miami
NIU
Houston
Missouri
UCF
Iowa
VA Tech
Texas Tech
Cal--Why is this game now? Who bounces back from loss to their rival?

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Re: Week Thirteen Picks --- Saturday, November 25

Postby Cane from the Bend » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:30 pm

highfly24 wrote:Cal--Why is this game now? Who bounces back from loss to their rival?


I believe this game is now, because their rivalry games with USC & Stanford used to be the last game of the year during the pre-Pac 12 title game era. It previously was the Pac's answer for not having a championship game, and on some odd years, USC would play as many as 13 regular season games for the extra data point.

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Re: Week Thirteen Picks --- Saturday, November 25

Postby Cane from the Bend » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:51 pm

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--- Rivalry Week ---

(1.) Washington
(2.) Arizona
(3.) Georgia [Derek drives home in the Wreck]
(4.) Ohio State
(5.) Purdue
(6.) Florida State[I almost just left this space blank]
(7.) Louisville
(8.) Boston College [the `Cuse beat Clemson, then lose every game since?]
(9.) Wake Forest
(10.) Arkansas State
(11.) UNLV
(12.) Auburn [and then the eventual SEC Champions]
(13.) Fresno State [winner will have home field advantage in the MW CCG]
(14.) Kansas State [maybe the best game of the day]
(15.) Vanderbilt [both are 4-7, 0-7 in SEC play; the Vols interim is Brady Hoke]
(16.) Oregon [the ducks may have their rhythm back]
(17.) Clemson [I don't know, though; I'm getting a funny feeling about this one]
(18.) LSU
(19.) Notre Dame
(20.) BYU [Who'd have thought this would eve be a game a couple years ago]

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Pre-Saturday Games:

Mississippi State
Miami
Northern Illinois
Navy
Missouri
UCF [these two are so evenly matched, I haven't a clue]
Nebraska [Senior Day in Lincoln; if not this week, when]
Virginia [Bronco Mendenhall is has this program heading in the right direction]
Texas
UCLA

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"It is only impossible until it has been accomplished." ... then it becomes standardized ... and then it becomes regulation ...

Success is measured by results; whereas Character is measured through the means by which one achieves those results . . .

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Re: Week Thirteen Picks --- Saturday, November 25

Postby Old Ducker » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:01 pm

This is the hardest week to pick. You never know what's going to happen in a rivalry game. I have confidence in about 5 out of my 20 picks...
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Re: Week Thirteen Picks --- Saturday, November 25

Postby Cane from the Bend » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:19 pm

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Then that may make you 25% more confident than I. :lol:

Happy Thanksgiving...

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Re: Week Thirteen Picks --- Saturday, November 25

Postby Derek » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:44 pm

(1.) Washington
(2.) Arizona
(3.) Georgia
(4.) Ohio State
(5.) Indiana
(6.) Florida State
(7.) Kentucky
(8.) Boston College
(9.) Wake Forest
(10.) Arkansas State
(11.) UNLV
(12.) Alabama
(13.) Boise State
(14.) Iowa State -- Coin toss
(15.) Vanderbilt
(16.) Oregon
(17.) Clemson
(18.) LSU
(19.) Notre Dame
(20.) Hawai'i
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Re: Week Thirteen Picks --- Saturday, November 25

Postby Cane from the Bend » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:56 pm

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game-time

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"It is only impossible until it has been accomplished." ... then it becomes standardized ... and then it becomes regulation ...

Success is measured by results; whereas Character is measured through the means by which one achieves those results . . .

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