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RMN Bowl Contest: A Glimmer of Hope

It had been an ugly afternoon yesterday, until the Louisville/aTm came to a finish

BIG Football: Better than a kick to the nuts
BIG Football: Better than a kick to the nuts
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A lot of people were on the bandwagon of the Memphis Tigers scoring a lot of points against the Auburn Tigers.  Needless to say, a lot of people were very wrong. The contest was looking doomed to finish under .500 for the first time in a number of years until the Louisville/aTm game ended.  Louisville picked up the win, but more importantly, the final score of 27-21 resulted in a tie on the Over/Under of 48.  And while that is a push in Vegas, here at Rock M, that is a win for EVERYONE.  Suddenly, we were right back in it, even after the Badgers couldn't cover and score enough against USC. So with the tie, the contest is now only six picks under .500 at 49.94%. Three games today could finally push us over the top.

Speaking of the top, we've not seen much change up there.  Pat Forde and Icknae remain wrapped up in their contest-long battle, with both now sitting at 36-20.  They are joined by fengsuede and that group of three has a two game lead on a group at 34-22 which features defending champion MatthewVogt, 1Believer, Highonlife and fnu2.

On the other end, we have a three-way tie for the bottom with threadkiller, Zackstl, and Evan Pfaff at 22-34 with another four people back one game and then a big group at 24-32. Lots of movement still to come.

On to today's action (which is already underway with Florida State and Houston), let's take a look at where the contest might be headed:

  • Houston (+7): 55% (looking good as Houston is currently up 21-3 coming towards the half)
  • Over 53: 73% (may need some help here)
  • #1 Clemson (+3): 58%
  • Under 65: 65%
  • #2 Alabama (-8.5): 66%
  • Under 49.5: 52%

For a look at the datasheet, click HERE. On the link you can find your picks on the first tab (Form Responses 1). After each pick, I will color them up red/green to denote the winner. On the results tab you can find much of the behind-the-scenes data, but I would also invite you to the bottom of the page to see the yearly and all-time numbers, as well as the per-game percentages. Finally, on the Records tab can you find the Leaderboard.

Happy New Year Everyone!