2022 Pick 6 - Championship Week

It all comes down to this:

VPIhokieME has a nigh-dominant 4 point lead over a contender field of heuplek, bluehokie2006, and hokiespalante. 07Hokie and HokieJoe have outside shots at tying for first if they nail it and VPI blanks. So, here's the slate of games (all on Saturday this week).

(13) KState at (3) TCU (TCU -2.5)
Coastal Carolina at Troy (Troy -9.5)
(11) LSU at (1) UGA (dawgs -17.5)
(22) UCF at (18) Tulane (Wave -3.5)
Purdue at (2) Michigan (Michigan -15.5)
(10) Clemson at (24) UNCheat (Clemson -7.5)

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Whatever VPIhokieME picks, I'll take the opposite

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

Good luck to all the guys at the top. I'm 7 back so I'm out.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

(13) KState at (3) TCU (TCU -2.5) - ooof this one is tricky. TCU already beat KState once (by 10). We know how hard it is to beat the same team twice in a year. I'm going against my instincts here and picking KState because I think the pressure is going to be all on TCU to win in order to secure a spot in the playoff. They may still win, but it could be really close.
Coastal Carolina at Troy (Troy -9.5) - I think Troy wins, but it'll be closer than 10. Troy doesn't score very much. Coastal Carolina does. But Troy has a good defense.
(11) LSU at (1) UGA (dawgs -17.5) - I could really go either way on this. I'm fairly confident UGA will win pretty comfortably. The question is, will they win by more than 17 points? I think they win by 14.
(22) UCF at (18) Tulane (Wave -3.5) - This might be pretty close. Tulane gets home field advantage. As with the Kstate-TCU matchup, this is a rematch and I think it's hard to beat the same team twice in one year. Tulane pulls it out and wins by a TD.
Purdue at (2) Michigan (Michigan -15.5) - I don't typically like taking teams with huge spreads but Michigan might actually be legit. Their defense is pretty solid and I think they will easily trounce Purdue. I think Harbaugh knows that style points matter and will want to put on another statement to build off that big OSU win.
(10) Clemson at (24) UNCheat (Clemson -7.5) - Both of these teams are limping into the ACCCG off close losses to rivals. I think Clemson wins this game. UNC's defense just isn't very good and I think that will be the difference. Clemson will score a late TD to seal it with a 10 point win.

Onward and upward

Well that fixes it for me, then.

TCU
Troy
UGA
UCF
Purdue
UNC....HOW DARE YOU MAKE ME PICK THEM, VPIhokieME

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

hard to really go wrong this week. It's championship week. Anything can happen. There is a very good chance that I will only get 2 right. Or fewer, even. I don't particularly like my picks but IIWII.

Onward and upward

May the best man lose.

(add if applicable) /s

I went 3 of 4 last week. I missed that there were Friday games, but in all honesty I would only have gotten one of those 2 right.

I like my picks

(add if applicable) /s

Meanwhile, I'm over here just playing for pride and the love of the game.

TCU (I hate that small number, because I think they'll be motivated to leave no doubt)
Coastal Carolina (if they don't win outright, they'll lose close)
Dawgs (they'll be in the playoff anyway, but I think Smart will have them play like they have something to prove)
Tulane (they're this year's feel-good G5 story)
Michigan (RIP Boilermaker Special)
Carolina (if the margin of victory is greater than 4 either way, I'll be surprised)

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

We don't love dem Hoos.

I'm over here just playing for pride and the love of the game

Ditto.
To 2Hokiesin1: Thanks for wrangling us cats through this season with this. Its been fun. We all appreciate your work on this.

Yes. Yes we are.

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

(13) KState at (3) TCU (TCU -2.5)
Coastal Carolina at Troy (Troy -9.5)
(11) LSU at (1) UGA (dawgs -17.5)
(22) UCF at (18) Tulane (Wave -3.5)
Purdue at (2) Michigan (Michigan -15.5)
(10) Clemson at (24) UNCheat (Clemson -7.5)

BOTW: Just need a weekend to recover from everything...

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

I could have sworned I picked UGA. Oh well just keep this tail spin going

This has been a lot of fun! Really appreciate you putting this together! Thanks for taking up the torch!

Onward and upward

Congrats on the solid win buddy!

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Good win, had no choice but to fade you this weekend and after the KState game I knew I was gonna be toast.

(add if applicable) /s

But you did get a ring this fall, so there's that!!!

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

I appreciate the "win at all costs" mentality, though. I've been doing this for years and this is my first win (probably my first top 10 finish altogether, tbh.

Onward and upward

Agreed, thanks for setting it up! I still suck at predictions, but I did have one perfect week so I've got that going for me. :-)

"Those who jump into the void owe no explanation to those who stand and watch."
--unknown

Thanks all this was fun for my first year, I'm going to get a top 10 finish plaque made! Congrats to VPIhokieMe!

P.S. I am joking about the plaque for top ten finish, it's really for my week 3 win

Thanks for running, I had my best performance yet.

Congrats to VPIHokieME.
Thank you to 2HokiesIn1.

I started this season poorly in like 34th place, ended at 14th. Some decent recovery. Enjoyed it. Looking forward to next season. All Hail Mike Young!

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