Ouch, what a bad week for the dog. After rolling to two straight wins, Hartley stumbled last week and absolutely collapsed this week, going a year-worse 1-4. True, I didn’t do much better, but at least I beat the dog and helped the Humans tie up the overall score. To recap the week…
Furman vs. LSU (-47)
After a shaky first half, the spread of this game was never in doubt. A sure-thing LSU victory, though, was in question, but the Tigers got their shit together in the third and fourth quarters to win 48-16. Still, a 32-point win is nothing near the 47 points LSU needed to cover.
Furman was my “Bet the Farm” pick, and again, I continue to do well with these picks. Katie also picked Furman and was correct, while Hartley went with LSU and lost.
Tennessee vs. Alabama (-28)
Tennessee had been good at beating the spread this year, even if the Vols fail to win most of those games. Sadly for me, Tennessee didn’t even show up against Alabama and lost 45-10. Katie and Hartley took Bama while I lost with my Tennessee pick.
UCLA vs. Oregon (-22.5)
I was sweating this one as Oregon only led UCLA 21-14 after three quarters. Thankfully, Heisman hopeful Marcus Mariota decided to put the game away in the fourth quarter and the Ducks won 42-14 and covered the spread. I won, while Katie and Harley lost with UCLA picks.
Penn State vs. Ohio State (-14.5)
I could not have been more wrong with this game. I thought Penn State had a legitimate shot at knocking off Ohio State after the Nittany Lions’ upset of Michigan. Oops.
The Buckeyes took a 42-7 lead at halftime and handed Penn State its worse loss since 1899 with a 63-14 final. Katie was the only one to pick Ohio State.
Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma (-7)
In the best game of the weekend, Oklahoma escaped a back-and-forth game with Texas Tech to win 38-30 and cover the spread. Again, Katie was the only one to pick this game correct.
As previously stated, Hartley finished 1-4 (20%) for the week. I went 2-3 and Katie went 4-1 to give the Humans a 6-4 (60%) record. The Humans dominate this week and tie the overall record 4 ½ to 4 ½.
Week 10 will feature some ho-hum games, but hopefully betting against the spread will make it more interesting. We’ll see.