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The Smoking Musket College Pick 'Em Gauntlet Week 6 Results, Plus Staff Predictions For WVU vs Texas Tech

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Join in on the fun! Even if you're new, there's plenty of time and chances to catch up.We're giving away a WVU Nike T-shirt at the end of the season to the overall winner. Plus, you can see how the staff thinks Saturday's WVU/Texas Tech game will go.

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DWalk1217 retakes the lead with JP Fanshawe and WV Moonshier only one game back.

Because it's a cumulative score game, you can always jump in late and catch up. Here are the top eleven (with ties):

Week 6 leaders

Here is the Week 6 breakdown:

week 6 performance


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We have 19 games to pick this week, starting with Friday at 9 pm ET. Make sure you at least have your tie breakers in by then. Deadline for each game pick is 5 minutes before kickoff.

Also, as a way to change things up a bit this year, we will also be featuring staff predictions for the weekly WVU game (or game of interest on the off-weeks). Here are the staff predictions for the WVU/Kansas game (in Gauntlet ranking order with total score in parentheses):

JPFanshawe (77)

WVU 38, Tech 28

Trickett has better hair than Kingsbury.

MKirchner12 (72)

WVU 34, Texas Tech 24

WVU's offense keeps rolling and the turnover bug continues to bite Texas Tech, who inexplicably continues to give up the ball against WVU's decidedly anti-turnover defense. Kevin White's Biletnikoff train continues to roll while #Wind4Heisman's campaign is derailed.

JohnRadcliff (70)

WVU34 TT 31

If we don't win this game, I'm going to kick my dog. It's up to you, Mountaineers. Win, or the dog gets it.

sbwvu1 (69)

WVU 38 TTU 35

Rushel Shell has his biggest game to date against one of the worst run defenses in the country opening up the offense for a couple big plays from Trickett and company. The Red Raiders get theirs on offense as well, but Lambert defies the winds of Lubbock to knock a game winner through the uprights and providing the Mountaineers with their first win against Texas Tech since joining the Big 12.

SmithFire13 (68)

Kingsbury is relieved of his duties after it is found that he had been using the Texas Tech football program a talent pool for Magic Mike XXL. None of the players were suitable for the film after the visual symptoms of Raider Rash were too much to bear on set.

whirsch_wvu2014 (67)

WVU 42 Tech 21

The Mountaineer offense takes it to a bad Texas Tech defense. Even the Tech offense doesn't get a whole lot going versus the WVU defense, who got a bit stronger with the return of Daryl Worley. The Mountaineers defense will finally get a fumble recovery in this game.

D White (67)

WVU 37, Texas Tech 31

The Mountaineers should be able to take advantage of the young secondary of the Red Raiders, and reports are wind shouldn't be a factor this time. I expect Trickett to sling it all over the field, Kevin White to get his 100+ yards again, and WVU to escape Lubbock with a victory.

WVUIE97 (66)

WVU 34 Tech 24

Rushel Shell breaks out for a big day and the defense does enough.

WVUfanMG (62)

WVU 42 Texas Tech 17

WVU's offense finally puts together a complete game and cruises to a win over the Red Raiders. Turnovers lead to an early lead that WVU builds on throughout the game. Unlike the Kansas game, the offense and special teams don't put the defense in terrible positions and the group looks stout in all phases of the game.

Abpriddy (49)

West Virginia 40 Texas Tech 21

The Mountaineers get off to another fast start but again struggle in the second half. Fortunately Texas Tech isn't very good and turns the ball over 3 times in the 3rd and 4th quarter. Nick Kwiatkoski recovers the first fumble of the year for the Mountaineers and the Red Raiders cough it up twice more for good measure. Kevin White is Kevin White, Clint Trickett doesn't make any tackles and the 'Eers are over .500 in conference.

zcameron (16)

Texas Tech 41, WVU 27

The curse of Lubbock continues as the Mountaineers travel to Texas Tech, only to put forth a poor performance and lose to the Red Raiders. Maybe it's Kliff Kingbury's flowing hair that distracts the Mountaineers.