2010 Pick'em Gauntlet: WVU vs. Cincinnati

Do you ever think back to the days where WVU had a chance to win the Big East Championship? Oh how I long for those simpler times. The days where a gallon of gas was only $2.68,  a gallon of milk was $3.55 and I drank bourbon for fun, not to drown my sorrows.

The good'ole days, of two weeks ago, were  a distant memory until UConn beat Pitt last night. Now we are technically back in the hunt for the Big East crown and I'm excited again.

The drama within the Big East is nothing compared to the drama we have in the 2010 Pick'em Gauntlet. The leader-board is getting crowded with our new contributor joining the fray. Let's get to the picks...

 

  • Ohio State (-18) vs. Penn State
  • Virginia Tech (-3.5) @ North Carolina
  • Alabama (-13) vs. Mississippi State
  • Florida (-6.5) vs. South Carolina
  • Auburn (-7.5) vs. Georgia
  • West Virginia (-5) vs. Cincinnati

We have a tie at the top...

5th Year Senior (4 wins, 26 overall)

  • State Penn (+18) @ Ohio State
  • North Carolina (+3.5) vs. Virginia Tech
  • Alabama (-13) vs. Mississippi State
  • South Carolina (+6.5) @ Florida
  • Auburn (-7.5) vs. Georgia
  • West Virginia (-5) vs. Cincinnati

JP Fanshawe (3, 26) (Ed. Note: I wish I had fancy rationale like Mr. Fanshawe, but I just throw shoes in the air to determine my picks. If it lands on the sole, I got with the favorite. If it lands on the laces, I go with the underdog.)

 

  • Ohio State (-18) vs. Penn State - by the numbers, PSU won't score, and the Lions have covered three straight, so go against 'em.
  • North Carolina (+3.5) vs. Virginia Tech - UNC is 50 points better in schedule strength, and VT may let down after essentially sewing up their division last Thursday.
  • Alabama (-13) vs. Mississippi State - the Bulldogs just don't throw the ball well enough. Alabama's D line will control the game.
  • South Carolina (+6.5) @ Forlida - SCar is an underdog with a 2.5 yard advantage in Yards Per Attempt.
  • Georgia (+7.5) @ Auburn - Not a numbers pick. I just think the Newton flack might catch up with the Tigers, who have also covered three straight.
  • West Virginia (-5) vs. Cincinnati - relevant to Country Road's post about the weakness of offenses we've faced, I just don't know.

Charley West (4, 25)

  • Ohio State (-18) vs. Penn State
  • Virginia Tech (-3.5) @ North Carolina
  • Mississippi State (+13) @ Alabama
  • South Carolina (+6.5) @ Forlida
  • Georgia (+7.5) @ Auburn
  • Cincinnati (+5) @ WVU

WVUIE97 (3, 22)

  • Ohio State (-18) vs. Penn State
  • North Carolina (+3.5) vs. Virginia Tech
  • Alabama (-13) vs. Mississippi State
  • South Carolina (+6.5) @ Florida
  • Auburn (-7.5) vs. Georgia
  • West Virginia (-5) vs. Cincinnati

Country Roads (1 (ouch), 18 (yikes))

  • Penn State (+18) @ Ohio State
  • Virginia Tech (-3.5) @ North Carolina
  • Mississippi State (+13) @ Alabama
  • Florida (-6.5) vs. South Carolina
  • Auburn (-7.5) vs. Georgia
  • West Virginia (-5) vs. Cincinnati

Don't forget to submit your picks below. If you beat us you may get a new car (if you buy it on your own) or you will get the feeling of accomplishment of beating some mediocre bloggers in a pick'em contest.

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