2019 Six Pick Week 13: Smells Like Pitt

Welcome back to the Six Pick, the only column written hastily on a Friday when I'm the only one in my office. Pretty sweet game last week, I picked the Hokies by 52, Vegas gave us -5.5 so who is the real line setting mastermind here?

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No perfects or skunks last week. Was a very statistically low scoring week with heavy favorites Penn State and Minnesota failing to cover spreads. A+ of the week goes to Smitty who was the only one to notch 5 points. I'll update the master sheet later tonight when I get a chance. Game time now!

Penn State
@ tOSU (-18)

Nerd Fact 1: We're going with a rivalry theme today. First up is one of many Border Wars.
Nerd Fact 2: OSU leads the all time series 19-14

Pick: -18 may be a little too large. I think Penn State keeps it close enough to cover.

UCLA
@ USC (-14)

Nerd Fact 1: The unnamed battle for the Victory Bell rewards the winner with the 295 Lbs bell that is painted in their team color after the game.
Nerd Fact 2: USC has a sizeable 47-32 lead in the series, with UCLA taking the last bout.

Pick: I may almost take a push in this scenario but give me UCLA to cover.

Arkansas
@ LSU (-44)

Nerd Fact 1: The Battle for the Golden Boot is the annual feature between the two SEC squads.
Nerd Fact 2: LSU has 7 of the last 10 over Arkansas and has gone 3/3 in the most recent meetings, all time series is at 40-22.

Pick: I'm going to pick Arkansas only as -44 is a huge line to overcome for LSU.

Boston College
@ Notre Dame (-19.5)

Nerd Fact 1: I'm not exactly sure what trophies are up for grabs here. There are two trophies (I think) but they are very elusive on a google search. The Frank Leahy Memorial Bowl trophy and the Ireland Trophy should both be up for grabs.
Nerd Fact 2: This game is also "technically" titled the Holy Way, which makes it the least popular Holy War I am aware of.

Pick: Irish. In retrospect, our loss to the Eagles was a bad, bad loss.

Colorado State
@Wyoming (-7)

Nerd Fact 1: BORDER WAR PART TWO: MIDWEST BOOGALOO! Wyoming and Colorado State play for the Bronze Boot.
Nerd Fact 2: This very streaky rivalry sits are 58-47 in favor of CSU. Colorado State owes most of this to Colorado Agricultural and Colorado A&M, their former names, but Wyoming had a nearly 20 year streak of wins from 1956 to 1973.

Pick: I honestly have no idea so give me Wyoming.

Pitt
@ Virginia Tech (-3.5)

Nerd Fact 1: This is the only featured game that is not a rivalry game.
Nerd Fact 2: Pitt has tried to get this to be a recognized rivalry but VT refuses to play for a giant gold poop emoji.

Pick: Hokies by 27.

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Penn State @ tOSU (-18)
UCLA @ USC (-14)
Arkansas @ LSU (-44)
Boston College @ Notre Dame (-19.5)
Colorado State @Wyoming (-7)
Pitt @ Virginia Tech (-3.5)
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Comments

Pedo State
USC
Ark
ND
Wyom
Pitt

Edit: I should have noted that I'm on a streak of picking wrong for the VT games. Trying to keep it alive!

OSU
USC
Ark
ND
Wyoming
HOKIES

Penn State @ tOSU (-18)

UCLA @ USC (-14) - I just thought she was hot.

Arkansas @ LSU (-44) - LSU prolly wins by 43...

Boston College @ Notre Dame (-19.5)

Colorado State @Wyoming (-7)

Pitt @ Virginia Tech (-3.5)

VT Marketing Class of 2009
Current Roanoke-Hokie
Go Hokies!

Ineligible receiver downfield? I'd have gone for Illegal use of hands.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

I'd ineligibly receive her downfield

VT Marketing Class of 2009
Current Roanoke-Hokie
Go Hokies!

NLions- I believe PSU keeps it close. OSU hasn't laid an egg all year. Maybe its this week.

Trojans- UCLA is real bad and USC is home

Razorbacks- LSU can score but they can also be scored on. Take the points

Irish- I get madder and madder about the 4th and 10 zone coverage.....smh

Cowboys- When you don't know choose the home team....lol

Hokies- I hate Pitt. I want to win this game almost more than UVA....ALMOST

Penn State @ tOSU (-18)
UCLA @ USC (-14)
Arkansas @ LSU (-44)
Boston College @ Notre Dame (-19.5)
Colorado State @Wyoming (-7)
Pitt @ Virginia Tech (-3.5)

Wyoming has one of the coolest looking end zones in CFB.

I love sneaking in "nobody" games. That's not to throw shade at CSU or Wyoming, but these smaller gameshave some really cool stuff to them. Those endzones are iconic. Love'em.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

Highest altitude of any college football stadium, and almost 2,000 ft higher in elevation than Mile High Stadium.

Penn State
USC
Arkansas
Notre Dame
Wyoming
VT

tOSU
USC
Arkansas
Notre Dame
Colorado State
Pitt

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Everyone is going to pick Penn State but Penn State will get blown out and wont cover. You can lay the points. You heard it here first.

Hokie Club member since 2017

I completely agree. PSU should have lost to Indiana if Indiana's receiver hadn't dropped a cupcake TD pass

As I've mentioned many times, I married into a PSU family, so I watch more of their games than I'd like to admit and I totally agree with this. Ohio State is going to bury them. It's going to get out of hand.

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Penn State @ tOSU (-18)
UCLA @ USC (-14)
Arkansas @ LSU (-44)
Boston College @ Notre Dame (-19.5)
Colorado State @Wyoming (-7)
Pitt @ Virginia Tech (-3.5)

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Penn State @ tOSU (-18)
UCLA @ USC (-14)
Arkansas @ LSU (-44)
Boston College @ Notre Dame (-19.5)
Colorado State @Wyoming (-7)
Pitt @ Virginia Tech (-3.5)

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

tOSU
UCLA
LSU (Arkansas really is that bad)
Boston College
Wyoming
#ThankYouBud

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

These lines are ridiculous

PSU +18
UCLA +14
Arkansas +44
ND -19.5
Wyoming -7
and for luck...Pitt +3.5

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Penn State @ tOSU (-18)
UCLA @ USC (-14)
Arkansas @ LSU (-44)
Boston College @ Notre Dame (-19.5)
Colorado State @Wyoming (-7)
Pitt @ Virginia Tech (-3.5)

Warning: this post occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)..

Penn State (+18)
UCLA (+14)
Arkansas (+44)
Notre Dame (-19.5)
Wyoming (-7)
Virginia Tech (-3.5)

anOSU
USC
Arkansas
Notre Dame
Wyoming
Pitt - because I've been wrong about the Hokies against the spread every week this year

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

Penn State @ anOSU (-18)
UCLA @ USC (-14)
Arkansas @ LSU (-44)
Boston College @ Notre Dame (-19.5)
Colorado State @Wyoming (-7)
Pitt @ Virginia Tech (-3.5)

Click here to destroy wall.

Penn State @ aOSU (-18)
UCLA @ USC (-14)
Arkansas @ Tigers (-44)
Boston College @ Notre Dame (-19.5)
Colorado State @Wyoming (-7)
Pitt @ Virginia Tech (-3.5)

Penn State @ tOSU (-18)
UCLA @ USC (-14)
Arkansas @ LSU (-44)
Boston College @ Notre Dame (-19.5)
Colorado State @Wyoming (-7)
Pitt @ Virginia Tech (-3.5)

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

Penn state
USC
Arkansas
Notre dame
Wyoming
VT

Penn State @ tOSU (-18)
UCLA @ USC (-14)
Arkansas @ LSU (-44)
Boston College @ Notre Dame (-19.5)
Colorado State @Wyoming (-7)
Pitt @ Virginia Tech (-3.5)

tOSU (-18)
UCLA (+14)
Arkansas (+44)
Notre Dame (-19.5)
Wyoming (-7)
Virginia Tech (-3.5)

Going home from the hospital with newborn Saturday afternoon. Not sure I'll get to partake this weekend, but if I do, I have a Prairie Birthday Bomb to celebrate both my newborn's and my birthdays.

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

AnOSU
USC
Arkansas
Boston College
Wyoming
Pitt

Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

Penn State @ tOSU (-18)
UCLA @ USC (-14)
Arkansas @ LSU (-44)
Boston College @ Notre Dame (-19.5)
Colorado State @Wyoming (-7)
Pitt @ Virginia Tech (-3.5)

"If at first you do not succeed, then skydiving is not for you." - Anonymous

tOSU
UCLA
LSU
Notre Dame
Wyoming
Virginia Tech

anOSU
UCLA
LSU
BC
Wyoming
Pitt ...argh

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Penn State @ tOSU (-18)
UCLA @ USC (-14)
Arkansas @ LSU (-44)
Boston College @ Notre Dame (-19.5)
Colorado State @Wyoming (-7)
Pitt @ Virginia Tech (-3.5)

Nuts
Broons
30-50 Feral Hogs
The BC Dudes
Cowboys
Your Virginia Tech Hokies

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

Penn State
UCLA
Arkansas
Notre Dame
Colorado State
Virginia Tech

OSU
USC
Arkansas
Boston College
Wyoming
Virginia Tech

Penn State @ tOSU (-18)
UCLA @ USC (-14)
Arkansas @ LSU (-44)
Boston College @ Notre Dame (-19.5)
Colorado State @ Wyoming (-7)
Pitt @ Virginia Tech (-3.5)

PSU. They won't win, but OSU hasn't played anyone (Wiscy is meh)
UCLA (I do not trust USC.)
ARKANSAS (44pts is ridiculous. And LSU has zero need to put up that kind of number. Just win comfortably and coast into the SECCG healthy.)
BC (who the hell knows).
I know a girl who went to Wyoming...so, Wyoming.
Tech. (Let's rock......AND Roll)

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

Penn State
USC
Arkansas
Notre Dame
Wyoming
Pitt

**WARNING: OBSCURE REFERENCE**

Taste?

Penn State @ tOSU (-18)
UCLA @ USC (-14)
Arkansas @ LSU (-44)
Boston College @ Notre Dame (-19.5)
Colorado State @Wyoming (-7)
Pitt @ Virginia Tech (-3.5)

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

Penn St
USC
LSU
MD
CSU
VT

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Penn State @ tOSU (-18)
UCLA @ USC (-14)
Arkansas @ LSU (-44)
Boston College @ Notre Dame (-19.5)
Colorado State @Wyoming (-7)
Pitt @ Virginia Tech (-3.5)

“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

Penn State @ tOSU (-18)
UCLA @ USC (-14)
Arkansas @ LSU (-44)
Boston College @ Notre Dame (-19.5)
Colorado State @ Wyoming (-7)
Pitt @ Virginia Tech (-3.5)