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Smoking Musket College Pick 'Em Gauntlet Week Two Results, Plus Bye Week Predictions

Join in on the fun picking the winners each week. Overall winner at the end of the year will win a Nike shirt. We also have the staff predictions for Oklahoma/Ohio State and Oklahoma State/Pitt.

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The Smoking Musket Pick ‘Em Gauntlet is an online college pick ‘em game where we will try to pick the winners of the weekly Big 12 contests plus Yahoo! editors' selected games (usually the games involving the top 25 teams). We do pick against the spread (when available). There are usually 20-30 games to pick each week and each correct pick is worth one point. The winner (excluding Musket staff) will be the person at the end of the regular season who has the most correct picks/points. Points are cumulative, so don't worry if you happen to miss a week or two. We will award the winner a WVU Nike T-shirt at the conclusion of the games in December.

All participants are subject to the Official Rules as determined by SB Nation.

We actually filled the first group, so we had to open a second league to fit everyone in. The second league will serve solely as an extension of the first league, and is not a standalone league. If you are in the second league, you are still competing with those in the first league.

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

Group Name: The Smoking Musket II

Group ID: 10963

Group password: LetsGo

We have 25 games to pick this week, at 8:00 PM ET on Friday. Deadline for each pick is 5 minutes before kickoff.

Here are the leaders (top 9 and ties) after week 2. Congratulations to How do you pronounce Nwachukwu for winning week 2 (all you win for this is kudos).

Rank Pick Set Name Total Pts W-L
1 PNWmountie 34 34-16
2 Webhead29 34 34-16
3 Chris from WV 32 32-18
4 79'er 32 32-18
5 MtneerSkip 32 32-18
6 wvumaniac56 31 31-19
7 Paul Brooks 31 31-19
8 WPB'eers 31 31-19
9 How do you pronounce Nwachukwu 30 30-20
10 WelcomeToReality 30 30-20
11 Charlies 30 30-20
12 RamJet 30 30-20
13 Selbe Law Firm 30 30-20
14 Lets goooo drink some beer 30 30-20
15 Mtnman 30 30-20
16 Ryan Shreve 30 30-20

The Mountaineers have a bye this week, but we didn’t let that stop us from giving some predictions. Without further adieu (again, in no particular order):

JohnRadcliff

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners

This is a real chance for Oklahoma, and to a lesser extent the Big 12 to gain some national respectability. Ohio State is good, but their not usually as good as they think they are. Which is an advantage Oklahoma will need to exploit. This means you, Sooner fans! Get in their heads anyway you can. Remind them that driving under the speed limit in the passing lane is stupid. Show GIFs of the recruit burglar in action on the jumbotron.

Recruit Burglar

Final Score:
Oklahoma 24
Ohio State 42

Pitt Panthers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Pitt had everything going their way last week against Penn St. People actually showed up to the game and occupied actual seats in the stadium. Now they have to travel across the country and play an angry Oklahoma State team. I don't see this ending well for Pitt, and it feels good.

Final Score:
Oklahoma State 35
Pitt 10

BartimusPrime

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Sooners need to win this game if they want a shot at the College Football Playoff. Baker Mayfield re-ignites his Heisman hype, but ultimately, it's a game-winning field goal that wins this game in front of a crowd in a newly-expanded and striped stadium Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Final Score:
Oklahoma 34
Ohio State 31

Pitt Panthers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

I don't care, just beat the crap out of them, Cowboys!

Final Score:
Oklahoma State 35
Pitt 10

statsboyandi

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Big Game Bob only surfaces against mid-majors.

Final Score:
Oklahoma 23
Ohio State 19

Pitt Panthers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

#TeamMeteor

Final Score:

Oklahoma State 0
Pitt 0
Meteor 1

John Lowe

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners

High scoring game in Norman, but Urban Meyer comes out on top. The Sooners are without a doubt out of the Playoff race.

Final Score:
Oklahoma 35
Ohio State 45

Pitt Panthers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Oklahoma State will take out their frustration of the Central Michigan loss on the Panthers. This weekend, we are all Poke fans!

Final Score:
Oklahoma State 35
Eat Shit Pitt 27

Will Hirsch

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Ohio State has the most unbearable fanbase in all of sports in the United States and their drivers need to only drive in the left lane if they are passing other drivers. Oklahoma wins out of pure desperation. After losing to Houston to start off the season, Oklahoma needs this win to stay in the hunt for the College Football Playoffs.

Final Score:
Oklahoma 32
Ohio State 31

Pitt Panthers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

After losing to Central Michigan, Oklahoma State state is out for blood. They want to show they're not overrated like some think after that major loss. They're not out of it as it was an out of conference game but they're going to look to make a statement. Pitt is a little better than most expect so they won't get blown out but they'll lose handily.

Final Score:
Oklahoma State 35
Pitt 15

SmithFire13

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma is getting docked pretty hard by the public for an extremely tough basically-road loss. The good news is that they actually played somebody to obtain the incredibly valuable QUALITY LOSS. The QUALITY LOSS has been a staple of the College Football Playoff since its inception all the way back in the year 2014. The Buckeyes have don't even have a quality win, let alone a QUALITY LOSS. Perhaps they can pick one up here before going into the Big Ten schedule.

Final Score:
Oklahoma 34
Ohio State 27

Pitt Panthers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

That OSU/CMU ending was brutal. This is going to be quite a coaching maneuver by Mike Gundy to get his team revived and believing that the season isn't over. Also, Pitt is good. Narduzzi is good. Connor is good. Oklahoma State isn't exactly know for being able to stop the run. I'm going Pokes by 72.

Final Score:
Oklahoma State 55
Pitt -17

WVUNite

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners

I want to say OU is going to win this game. I'm going to be rooting for Oklahoma to win this game. But I don't believe it. There is a reason Oklahoma is opening as a home-dog for this game. Ohio State is the real deal with JT Barrett. Oklahoma is without Eric Stryker and I just dont believe Oklahoma has the mindset, the willpower, the gumption, whatever you want to call it when the time comes in the fourth quarter.

Final Score:
Oklahoma 20
Ohio State 27

Pitt Panthers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

We are all Cowboy fans this week. I'll put on my boots, hat, duster....i mean its really not much different than what I typically wear. I'll drink to the first loss of Pittsburgh this year, making them two-time losers.

Final Score:
Oklahoma State 13
Pitt 9

abpriddy

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners

It's gonna be a nasty slog in the rain with field goals, safeties, missed XPs and an odd score, but Oklahoma will get back a little prestige for the league that has been losing it in bucketloads so far in 2016.

Final Score:
Oklahoma 32
Ohio State 30

Pitt Panthers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

With the high of the win over Penn State and facing an opponent coming off a gut-wrenching loss, doesn't this feel like a classic Pitt bed-crapping, or as they call it, "meal preparation?" You know what they eat and the Pokes are gonna serve up a heapin' helpin' of it.

Final Score:
Oklahoma State 31
Pitt 21

sbwvu1

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma scores a couple late TD's to make this look closer than it will be.

Final Score:
Oklahoma 28
Ohio State 42

Pitt Panthers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Ok State goes all out to make sure they avoid back-to-back losses to inferior teams.

Final Score:
Oklahoma State 55
Pitt 21

Robert Hurst

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma has to win this one and OSU has yet to be tested. The Sooners win this one more easily than any one expected.

Final Score:
Oklahoma 38
Ohio State 21

Pitt Panthers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Sorry, I can't pick the Pokes. James Conner builds on the steam from last week and runs rough shod over Okie State. The Cowboys aren't very good, and the Panthers, unfortunately, seem to be. If I'm wrong, I'll be the happiest of anyone about it.

Final Score:
Oklahoma State 17
Pitt 28

WVUIE97

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners

As much as I dislike the Sooners and should like to see them lose, I hate the Buckeyes even more and we need the Big 12 to do well. I really want the Sooners to pull this off but I think OSU is just too good this year…dammit (that’s a frustrated dammit, not an emphatic one).

Final Score:
Oklahoma 27
Ohio State 35

Pitt Panthers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Gundy is pissed and so is the team. ESPitt has improved, but not enough to counter the OSU offense.

Final Score:
Oklahoma State 44
Pitt 20

Michael Miller

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma has to win this game if they even want to be mentioned in consideration for the College Football Playoffs later this season. Even if they lose this, and go undefeated in conference play, a 2-loss Big 12 Champion won’t make it in. You could say this is a big game. And we know Bob Stoops’ history in big games. Ohio State wins it late with a field goal.

Final Score:
Oklahoma 35
Ohio State 38

Pitt Panthers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Kirch laid out the ground rules on Twitter last Saturday:

Unfortunately for the Cowboys, I don’t see them beating the Panthers. James Connor is too good, and I can’t even hate him for it because of what he’s gone through. I don’t even think this one is close. Pitt rolls. Ugh.

Eat Shit Pokes does have a nice ring to it, though.

Final Score:
Oklahoma State 14
Pitt 35