2010 Pick 'Em Gauntlet: Now With Audience Participation

On the opening of the college football season, we bring back our vaunted pick'em gauntlet, albeit with a few changes.  In years past, our writers were able to pick any game or teams they wanted.  This year, we will be providing a list of six games each week -- five interesting games plus WVU's matchup -- and everyone will pick against the spread on those games.  By doing this, it will make it much easier to tally up the wins and losses and keep this orderly from week to week.

It will also allow, for the first time, participation by you, the loyal reader.  When you see the games listed, simply post your personal picks in the comments section.  We'll keep track of the competition throughout the season.  A winner will be crowned at the end and a prize awarded to the top scorer -- likely a WVU hat or t-shirt.  It should be a fun way to 1) compete against each other throughout the long season, and 2) make fun of WVUIE97's game-picking failures.

Games, and our selections, are listed after the jump.  Good luck!

UPDATE: About 1 hour left until kickoff.  Better get those picks in ASAP!

Charley West (0-0 last week, 0-0 overall)

  • Ohio State (-28) vs. Marshall
  • Utah (-3) vs. Pitt
  • Louisville (+3) vs. Kentucky
  • UConn (+3) @ Michigan
  • Virginia Tech (+2) vs. Boise State (in Landover)
  • Coastal Carolina (+31) @ West Virginia

5th Year Senior (0-0, 0-0)

  • Marshall (+28) @ Ohio State
  • Pitt (+3) @ Utah
  • Kentucky (-3) @ Louisville
  • UConn (+3) @ Michigan
  • Virginia Tech (+2) vs. Boise State
  • West Virginia (-31) vs. Coastal Carolina

WVUIE97 (0-0, 0-0)

  • Ohio State (-28) vs. Marshall
  • Pitt (+3) @ Utah
  • Kentucky (-3) @ Louisville
  • UConn (+3) @ Michigan
  • Boise State (-2) vs. Virginia Tech
  • Coastal Carolina (+31) @ West Virginia

Country Roads (0-0, 0-0)

  • Marshall (+28) @ Ohio State
  • Pitt (+3) @ Utah
  • Louisville (+3) vs. Kentucky
  • UConn (+3) @ Michigan
  • Virginia Tech (+2) vs. Boise State
  • Coastal Carolina (+31) @ WVU

Note: There are no lines on FBS vs. FCS games, so the 31 point line in the WVU game was created by yours truly.

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