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2012 ATVS-Geaux Show Pick'em: Week 1

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"Can Notre Dame really beat a double digit spread on foreign soil? Does Irish grass taste like Lucky Charms?" - Les Miles, contemplating this week's picks, probably   Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
"Can Notre Dame really beat a double digit spread on foreign soil? Does Irish grass taste like Lucky Charms?" - Les Miles, contemplating this week's picks, probably Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE


Apologies as I'm pressed for time. Picks and brief thoughts after the break. Remember you can join the game any time by following the instructions HERE.

Date Away Team Pick Point
Value
Pick Home Team Home
Spread
Selection
Thu 08/30 07:00pm (9)South Carolina (-) Vanderbilt (-) +7.5
Matchup
Thu 08/30 07:30pm Texas A&M (-) Louisiana Tech (-) +7.5
Matchup
Fri 08/31 07:30pm North Carolina St. (-) Tennessee (-) -4.5
Matchup
Fri 08/31 08:00pm (22)Boise St. (-) (13)Michigan St. (-) -7.5
Matchup
Sat 09/01 12:00pm Northwestern (-) Syracuse (-) +1.5
Matchup
Sat 09/01 03:30pm Southern Miss. (-) (16)Nebraska (-) -17.5
Matchup
Sat 09/01 07:00pm (25)Auburn (-) (14)Clemson (-) -3.5
Matchup
Sat 09/01 07:00pm North Texas (-) (1)LSU (-) -43.5
Matchup
Sat 09/01 07:00pm Southeastern La. (-) Missouri (-) -24.5
Matchup
Sat 09/01 08:00pm (2)Alabama (-) (8)Michigan (-) +12.5
Matchup
Sat 09/01 09:00am Navy (-) (24)Notre Dame (-) -16.5
Matchup
Sun 09/02 06:30pm Southern Methodist (-) Baylor (-) -11.5
Matchup
Mon 09/03 08:00pm Georgia Tech (-) (20)Virginia Tech (-) -7.5
Matchup
Awarded Points 0


Predict Tie Breaker Score
North Texas 3 - LSU 49

First, some clarification about the Tiebreaker. The rules are as follows

Whoever picks the winner of the game correctly (had more points on the actual winner than on the loser of the game).

If still tied, continue:
Whoever was closest to the winning team's score of the game. If still tied, continue:
Whoever was closest to the losing team's score of the game. If still tied, continue:
Whoever was closest to the combined score of both the winning and losing teams.

The Vandy pick will hurt me, but for now I'm buying what James Franklin is selling. Even in a hurricane, A&M comes out of Shreveport with a win against a La Tech team that I think gets way too much credit just for being the best in the WAC. Dooley starts the season on a low note, Sparty ends Boise's season in week one, Auburn is purely a "SEC homer/Clemson's a dumpster fire waiting to happen" pick, and CALLING IT NOW Navy beats whatever is left of Notre Dame that isn't suspended.

Picks for the early games are due before they kickoff, the rest before noon on Saturday.