Oh, how I hate picking against the spread sometimes. ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt has a feature on bad beats on his radio show, and on Saturday night he tweeted out after the Northwestern/Ohio State game:
Worst bear ever
— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) October 6, 2013
I think he meant beat. Yes, it was bad, and I’ll go into detail on that later. For now, the recap of Week 6.
LSU (-9.5) at Miss St
We all picked LSU to cover, and while it was close at half — with LSU up by five — the Tigers ended up blowing out Mississippi State in the second to win by 33 points and easily cover the spread. LSU is now 3-2-1 in covering the spread this season.
Ohio St (-7) at Northwestern
This was the baddest of the bad beats. Northwestern had Ohio State on the ropes. The Wildcats led late in the game until Ohio State scored with 5 minutes left to take a four-point lead. Still down by four, Northwestern tried a last-second attempt for a touchdown and fumbled the ball in its own end zone, which Ohio State picked up to score a touchdown of its own, win by 10 points and beat the spread.
Here’s the video:
I was the only one to pick Northwestern, and I got screwed big time. This is why I don’t put money on bets against the spread.
Oregon (-38.5) at Colorado
Although 38.5 points is a lot, this was my “Bet the Farm” pick of the week, and I’m happy to announce that after two weeks of getting the “Bet the Farm” picks wrong, I’m happy to announce I got this one right. Oregon ended up winning by 41 points.
Hartley also got it right, while Katie blew it and picked Colorado.
Ole Miss (-3) at Auburn
Katie’s Ole Miss hate earned her a victory as Auburn defeated theRebels and beat the spread. Hartley and I put too much trust in Ole Miss for the second straight week, and for the second straight week, we suffered a loss.
Georgia (-10.5) at Tennessee
But then I blew this one as Georgia narrowly avoided a huge upset and won by three points. I picked the Bulldogs, but Katie and Hartley got it right by going with Tennessee.
For the week, Hartley finished an astonishing 4-1 for 80 percent. I went 2-3 and Katie went 4-1, giving the humans a record of 6-4, or 60 percent. Again, Hartley wins the week. Son. Of. A. Bitch.
To go back to the Northwestern game, if the Wildcats don’t fumble the ball on the final play and Ohio State doesn’t score the touchdown with no time left, Katie, Hartley and I all go 3-2 on the week. That one play cost the Humans a tie for the week. I hate Ohio State so much.