The first weekend of NCAA football wasn’t that bad to me. Being a degenerate, I did end up making additional bets on top of those mentioned in the Thursday and Friday posts. Overall, I went 7-4 for the weekend going 6-2 on Friday/Saturday after starting 1-2 on Thursday. I was still licking my wounds from an AWFUL MLB summer, so I only gained 0.78 units. That’s better than 4-7 and being down money because there were some pretty screwed up games this weekend. There were so many games this weekend, so here are my thoughts on a few.
Texas Football? Wow! – I’m not just talking about the Longhorns who started their season by hosting a Big Ten Maryland team who is projected to finish 5th in the Big Ten East. This was supposed to be a fresh start for the Longhorns under new head coach, Tom Herman but the Horns got hooked by the Terps in a 51-41 upset that easily obliterated the over 58.
Not to be outdone by in state and Big 12 rival, Baylor also politely hosted an under-matched Liberty team hailing from the Big South of the FCS. I know the state of Texas leans conservative, but losing to a football team from a conservative university founded by Jerry Falwell was a new low for the Bears. Baylor seemed to let Liberty have their way with them throughout the game, and Baylor football knows a few things about overpowering and having their way, right Art Briles?
Just when the Lone Star State thought it couldn’t get any worse, the Aggies absolutely puked up a 34 point second half lead to Josh Rosen and UCLA. I saw the score was 44-10 and stopped following the game. It wasn’t until this morning that I saw Bruins’ unbelievable comeback. However, in my opinion, it looked the game winning catch was actuall an incomplete pass. There was still time on the clock and the way Rosen and the UCLA Offense was rolling, it was probably a matter of time before they scored anyway.
Biggest Upset in College Football History – Despite all the heartache College Station, Waco, and Austin the biggest case of agita has to be in Las Vegas. C. Newton (not Cam Newton but his little brother Caylin) and the Howard University Bison stampeded into Sam Boyd Stadium pulling off what is probably the biggest upset in history beating the Rebels 43-40. The Bison were a 45 point underdog and were +55000 to win, meaning a $100 bet on Howard to win paid $55,000.
Stay tuned for our NFL Week 1 picks. I may be getting some predictions from fellow degenerates Fax and Coach K. We will see!
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