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The Smoking Musket College Pick 'Em Gauntlet Week 11 Results, Plus Staff Predictions For Mississippi State vs Alabama

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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 Bama/Miss. St. game will go.

Kevin C. Cox

The contest lead is taken over by wvpark, while JP Fanshawe holds on to the overall (and staff) lead.

Because it's a cumulative score game, you can miss a week or two and catch up. Here are the top eleven (with ties):

Standings 11 2014

Here is the Week 11 breakdown:

Weekly 11 2014

Official Rules (PDF document link)

Our game, as in the past, will be hosted by Yahoo! Fantasy. GAME LINK

Group Name: The Smoking Musket

Group ID: 10575

Group password: westbygod

We only have 17 games to pick this week, starting with Saturday at 9 am 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 Bama/Mississippi St. game (in Gauntlet ranking order with total score in parentheses):

JPFanshawe (128)

Bama 41, Miss St. 27

The Bulldogs have to prove it to me. I just don't see them having the talent to beat Alabama.

WVUIE97 (123)

whirsch_wvu2014 (120)

Mississippi State 24 Alabama 21

hoddy toddy gosh almighty
who in the hell are we...HEY!!!
flim flam, bim bam...that's the wrong Mississippi school isn't it?

The team with the Cowbells win in a dog fight of a game

JohnRadcliff (120)

UA 31 MSU 24

If this game was in Starkville, I'd have no problem picking the other Dawgs. I think these two teams are very evenly matched and home field advantage will make a difference. So I'm going with Bama.

sbwvu1 (117)

Alabama 38 Mississippi State 24

Tight game through the first half, but then Bama cruises.

D White (117)

Bama 34, Miss St 14

Statement game for Alabama and the Tide jump to #1 in the CFP poll on Tuesday.

SmithFire13 (117)

HEY CLANGA
HEY CLANGA
HEY CLANGA

WVUfanMG (110)

Miss St. 21 Bama 17

The SEC has begun beating up on itself as usual, and this weekend is the Tide's turn to drop a tough one.

MKirchner12 (89)

CLANGA CLANGA CLANGA CLANGA CLANGA CLANGA CLANGA CLANGA CLANGA

[editor's note: SmithFire13 and MKirchner12 are reverse separated conjoined twins (joined together later in life)]

Abpriddy (49)

29-22 Bulldawgs

State is catching Alabama at the perfect time as the Tide expended a LOT of energy last week at LSU. That was just a grueling physical test that had to exact a toll. Before the season I said Bama is dead and I'm sticking to it. Dawgs by 10. CLANGA.