2020 College Pick'em Week 2 (Opening week of the contest)

Edward

Puritanboard Commissioner
Potentially interesting season coming up, with more conference matchups but fewer games from which to choose likely meaning that potential blowouts are going to make the list.

Opening week will see the traditional rivalry between SMU and TCU (Dallas oil money vs Fort Worth oil money). And we will see Notre Dame’s debut in the ACC.

Brief Recap of the rules for those new to PB or who haven’t participated in past years. In fire print, of course:

Every PBer in good standing can participate. You don’t have to be an American or even know the rules of college football to compete. Pick the team you think can win – it’s a head to head competition, so you don’t have to worry about point spreads. For the tiebreaker, you also have to pick the final score as well as the winner. All picks have to be in before the kickoff of the first game of the week. Some weeks, like this one, that will be a Friday evening game. No matter how good a game looks to be, all games starting on Sunday are disqualified Any game postponed past Monday night due to weather, war, natural disaster, alleged pandemic, or whim of a college administrator will be removed from consideration. If that’s the tiebreaker and it makes a difference, I’ll make up a new, un-appealable rule on the spot after consultation with the commissioner of the competition. If I inadvertently list a game twice, it only counts once.

All times Central:

Friday, September 11
SMU at TCU 8PM

Saturday, September 12
Syracuse at #18 North Carolina
Louisiana at #23 Iowa State 11AM
Eastern Kentucky at West Virginia 11AM
Charlotte at Appalachian State 11AM
Louisiana Tech at Baylor 11AM
UL Monroe at Army 12:30PM
Duke at Notre Dame 1:30PM
Arkansas State at Kansas State 2:30PM
UTSA at Texas State 2:30PM
#1 Clemson at Wake Forest 6:30PM
Tulsa at #15 Oklahoma State
Tulane @ South Alabama 6:30PM
Coastal Carolina at Kansas 9PM

Tie breaker – Pick the winner and the final score for each team:

Georgia Tech at Florida State 2:30PM
 

Backwoods Presbyterian

Puritanboard Amanuensis
Friday, September 11
TCU

Saturday, September 12
#18 North Carolina
#23 Iowa State
West Virginia
Appalachian State
Louisiana Tech
Army
Notre Dame
Kansas State
UTSA
#1 Clemson
#15 Oklahoma State
South Alabama
Coastal Carolina

Tie breaker – Pick the winner and the final score for each team:

Florida State 35-27
 

greenbaggins

Administrator
Staff member
According to my ESPN app, the SMU/TCU game has been postponed.

My other picks: UNC, ISU, WV, App St., Baylor, Army, ND, KSU, UTSA, Clemson (boo!), OkSt, Tulane, KU

Tie-breaker: Florida State 24-Georgia Tech 28
 

jwithnell

Moderator
Staff member
Y'all know SEC is my gig, but here goes:

SMU at TCU Canceled by covid

North Carolina
Iowa State
West Virginia
Appalachian State
Baylor
Army
Notre Dame
Arkansas State
Texas State
Clemson
Oklahoma State
Tulane
Kansas

Georgia Tech 24 Florida State 18
 

Edward

Puritanboard Commissioner
TCU

North Carolina
Iowa State
West Virginia
Appalachian State
Baylor
Army
Notre Dame
Kansas State
Texas State
Clemson
Oklahoma State
Tulane
Kansas

Tie breaker – Pick the winner and the final score for each team:

Georgia Tech 21 at Florida State 34
 

toddpedlar

Iron Dramatist
SMU at TCU (This game has been postponed)
Syracuse at #18 North Carolina
Louisiana at #23 Iowa State
Eastern Kentucky at West Virginia
Charlotte at Appalachian State
Louisiana Tech at Baylor (This game has been postponed)
UL Monroe at Army
Duke at Notre Dame
Arkansas State at Kansas State
UTSA at Texas State
#1 Clemson
at Wake Forest
Tulsa at #15 Oklahoma State
Tulane
@ South Alabama
Coastal Carolina at Kansas

Tie breaker
Georgia Tech at Florida State, 31-20
 

earl40

Puritan Board Professor
North Carolina
Iowa State
West Virginia
Appalachian State
Baylor
Army
Notre Dame
Kansas State
Texas State
Clemson
Oklahoma State
Tulane
Kansas

Georgia Tech 24 at Florida State 14
 

SolaScriptura

Puritanboard Snowflake
SMU at TCU - POSTPONED (But when they play I pick TCU!)
North Carolina
Iowa State
West Virginia
Appalachian State
Baylor
Army
Notre Dame
Kansas State
UTSA
Clemson
Oklahoma State
South Alabama
Kansas

Tie breaker
Florida State 42-28
 

Edward

Puritanboard Commissioner
With 3 contestants tied at 9 each, and two of those tied on the first round tiebreaker, we had to carry it to the second round tiebreaker to get the winner of our season opening contest.

Jean Withnell :flamingscot:

9 - Lane
9 - Ben G
8 - Earl
8 - Ed
6 - Ben D
6 - Todd
 
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