College Football Results Against The Spread Week 14

Dec 3, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide cheerleaders and mascot celebrate in the confetti after the SEC Championship college football game against the Florida Gators at Georgia Dome. Alabama defeated Florida 54-16. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 3, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide cheerleaders and mascot celebrate in the confetti after the SEC Championship college football game against the Florida Gators at Georgia Dome. Alabama defeated Florida 54-16. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports /
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December 2, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Washington Huskies head coach Chris Petersen hoists the championship trophy after the Pac-12 championship against the Colorado Buffaloes at Levi /

College Football Results Against The Spread Week 14

It was a short week with mostly just conference championships going on in college football this week. How did I do? Well, I only missed one game in ESPN College Pick Em, so hopefully I did well enough against the spread to give this season some credibility. And to give myself a shot at .500 with the bowl games coming.

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I still ended up in sixth place even though I had the best week of everyone in the Fantasy CPR readers group. It was disappointing for sure, but congratulations to Soccergoalie6, who won the group for the second straight year. He has 583 points this year, winning the group by one point, and putting him in the top .05% of entries.

Here are the results against the spread in college football’s final weekend. Winners against the spread are in BOLD. My result will follow.

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Dec 3, 2016; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners coaches and players take a team photo with the Big 12 championship trophy after the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

Ohio vs. Western Michigan(-17.5): MISS! I should have known better.

Colorado vs. Washington(-8.5): MISS! You can’t say Washington didn’t earn their playoff berth with this pounding.

Kansas State vs. TCU(-3.5): HIT! You can bet that the Wildcats are going to be underestimated in their bowl game as well. In fact, it wouldn’t shock me if the Wildcats were the only Big 12(10) team to win their bowl.

Troy(-7.5) at Georgia Southern: MISS! Georgia Southern is a tough team to defend. I should have known better.

Temple vs. Navy(-3.5): HIT! I called Temple straight up, but I didn’t imagine that the Owls would blow them out.

Louisiana Tech at Western Kentucky(-9.5): MISS! More than 100 points on the scoreboard? Check. Western Kentucky win? Check. Too many? Dammit……

Oklahoma State at Oklahoma(-11.5): HIT! The Sooners won a conference championship on their own field, but that is where the celebration stopped. For those of you that are upset that a non-conference champion made it into the playoff, don’t be. The committee is supposed to pick the four best teams.

There were four power five teams that had zero or one loss. Guess what? The system worked. I didn’t want a two loss team in the playoff because it would have destroyed the system. We don’t need eight teams. We don’t need to be picking from a dozen two loss teams to be filler. If you do that, the regular season means nothing. Don’t turn this into the NFL. College football would be much less interesting then. Keep it unique! The system works!

New Mexico State at South Alabama(-12.5): HIT! If you caught this game, congratulations! It was one of the best of the weekend!

Louisiana-Lafayette(-6.5) at Louisiana-Monroe: HIT! Well, the Cajuns sure put their best foot forward for a bowl berth!

Baylor at West Virginia(-17.5): MISS! Yes Virginia, there is a curse!

Florida vs. Alabama(-24.5): HIT! If you were surprised by this, you are a Florida fan. No one else was.

Georgia State at Idaho(-6.5): HIT! This was easy money. I am usually nervous about Sun Belt games, but not this one. Idaho is a lot better than people think.

Arkansas State(-23.5) at Texas State: MISS! This was an uninspiring performance by the Red Wolves. This was closer than the score indicated. Arkansas State scored 20 unanswered in the fourth quarter. Why not get one more field goal? Is that too much to ask?

San Diego State(-6.5) at Wyoming: HIT! I didn’t pick the winner right. This was the only game I missed in Pick Em, but I still hit against the spread.

Clemson(-10.5) vs. Virginia Tech: HIT! The Hokies played a good game. I still think Clemson is mostly a pretender this year, but I will get to that more with the bowl picks.

Wisconsin(-2.5) vs. Penn State: HIT! This was essentially for a Rose Bowl berth. You know what? I’m okay with that. The Rose Bowl is something that should be played for!

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Dec 3, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions safety Marcus Allen (2) in right front tries to catch confetti in his mouth after the game against the Wisconsin Badgers during the Big Ten Championship college football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Penn State defeats Wisconsin 38-31. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /

I had a solid week, going 10-6. That wasn’t so hard, right? My season total comes up to 335-381 heading into the bowl games. 46.8% is sure disappointing, but it’s better than it was a month ago. I still have a very long shot at hitting 50%, but the bowls haven’t treated me so kindly.

How did my point system do this week? The season totals are in parentheses.

1. 1-0 (56-62) -6
2. 2-1 (127-119) +16
3. 5-1 (93-120) -81
4. 1-2 (44-45) -4
5. 1-2 (15-36) -105

I gained six points this week, but I still finished the regular season -180. My two year total is at -57. My goal for bowl season is to get those 57 points back, but that could be a tough task. Looking at the bowl matchups, I am going to have a bunch of two point games.

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Stay tuned for every bowl game picked against the spread, and my giant Capital One Bowl Mania picks! But first, we still have one regular season game left! That’s right! The Army-Navy game!

Navy(-5.5) vs. Army at Baltimore(4): This is always a close game. Always. That said, Navy winning by a touchdown still counts as close. Give me Navy.