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Week 1 2015: Picks are graded; results are in!

Week 1 saw a lot of picks and a great mix of tough games to pick along with cupcakes.  The emphasis on gambling on college football from our expert prognosticators makes things more exciting than ever around these parts.

Big winners this week included David Pollack (5-0), Paul Finebaum (6-1), Greg McElroy (8-1), Dari Nowkhah (8-2), Pat Forde (24-5), and Phil Steele (24-3).  Our big winner on the week was Trevor Matich (7-0) since he picked a full slate of tough games this week.

The only loser we will feature this week is none other than legendary picker Mark May, who was the lone soul picking Virginia Tech to beat Ohio State.  His pick looked promising going into the half, but after the loss of a starting QB Virginia Tech just could not hang.

Lee Corso went 9-4 on the week including a correct pick on the headgear going with Alabama.  Celebrity guest Brad Paisley went 8-3 on the week with a solid showing.  Bear’s Bank went 1-2 on the week so Fallica is off to a bad start with his new feature on Gameday.  Jennifer went 11-3 on the week while Charley the Cat went 0-1 picking Wisconsin over Alabama.  Everyone else was somewhere in between, so check out the full slate of results below to see how your favorite (or most hated) personality did this week!

Lee Corso: 9-4
RIGHT Utah over Michigan
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St
RIGHT UCLA over UVA
WRONG Penn St over Temple
RIGHT Temple+7 vs Penn St
RIGHT Tennessee-21.5 over BGSU
RIGHT OU-31.5 over Akron
WRONG Stanford over NW
WRONG Nebraska over BYU
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville
WRONG Alabama/Wisconsin under
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin (headgear pick)

Kirk Herbstreit: 8-4
RIGHT Utah over Michigan
WRONG PSU over Temple
RIGHT Temple+7 vs PSU
RIGHT Tennessee over BGSU
WRONG BGSU+21.5 vs Tennessee
RIGHT BYU over Nebraska
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas
WRONG Ariz St over TAMU
RIGHT UCLA over UVA
RIGHT OU-31.5 over Akron
WRONG Stanford over NW

Desmond Howard: 8-3
WRONG Michigan over Utah
RIGHT BYU over Nebraska
RIGHT Louisville over Auburn
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St
RIGHT UCLA over UVA
WRONG Stanford over NW
WRONG Penn St-7 vs Temple
RIGHT Tennessee-21.5 over BGSU
RIGHT OU-31.5 over Akron
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin

Brad Paisley: 8-3
RIGHT Temple+7 vs Penn St
RIGHT WVU over Georgia Southern
RIGHT Tennessee-21.5 over BGSU
RIGHT OU over Akron
WRONG Akron+31.5 vs OU
RIGHT NW over Stanford
WRONG Nebraska over BYU
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St
WRONG Texas over Notre Dame
RIGHT Louisville over Auburn
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin

David Pollack: 5-0
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas
RIGHT BYU over Nebraska

Chris Fallica: (Bear’s Bank 1-2) (4-5 week 1)
RIGHT Alabama-10.5 over Wisconsin (27-10)
RIGHT TAMU-3 over Ariz St (41-31) (Bear’s Bank pick)
RIGHT Ohio St over VT (30-17)
WRONG Louisville over Auburn (31-24)
WRONG Penn St over Temple (20-17)
RIGHT USC over Ark St (47-21)
WRONG Nebraska over BYU
WRONG Alabama/Wisconsin under 49 (Bear’s Bank pick)
WRONG Ark St+27.5 vs USC (Bear’s Bank pick)

Jennifer’s Picks: 11-3
RIGHT Baylor over SMU
RIGHT Boise St over Washington
RIGHT BYU over Nebraska (upset special)
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas
WRONG Ariz St over TAMU
RIGHT UCLA over UVA
RIGHT WVU over Georgia Southern
WRONG Penn St over Temple
RIGHT Tennessee over BGSU
RIGHT OU over Akron
WRONG Stanford over NW
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Clemson over Wofford

Paul Finebaum: 6-1
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech
RIGHT S.Carolina over UNC
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville
WRONG Vanderbilt over WKU
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas

Marcus Spears: 4-1
RIGHT S.Carolina over UNC 31-21
WRONG Vandy over WKU 28-21
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Auburn over Wisconsin
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St

Greg Mcelroy: 8-1
WRONG UNC over S.Carolina 38-35
RIGHT WKU over Vandy 35-21
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Kentucky over UL-Lafayette
RIGHT Miss St over S.Miss
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St
RIGHT Mizzou over SE Mizzou St
RIGHT Tennessee over BGSU

Dari Nowkhah: 8-2
RIGHT TCU over Minnesota 41-20
WRONG UNC over S.Carolina
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville
RIGHT Boise St over Washington
RIGHT Ohio St over VT
WRONG Michigan over Utah
RIGHT BYU over Nebraska
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas
RIGHT Temple over Penn St

Trevor Matich: 7-0
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas
RIGHT Ohio St over VT
RIGHT BYU over Nebraska
RIGHT UCLA over UVA

Charley the Cat: 0-1
WRONG Wisconsin over Alabama

Charles Arbuckle: 1-0
RIGHT Oregon over EWU

Mike Bellotti: 3-0
RIGHT Oregon over EWU
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech
RIGHT Ohio St-14 vs VaTech

Kevin Blackistone:1-0
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech

Kevin Carter: 1-0
RIGHT S.Carolina over UNC (CFB Daily 8/5)

Stanford Steve Coughlin: 3-2-1
WRONG Alabama over Wisconsin U49.5 (27-10)
RIGHT TAMU-3.5 over Ariz St (48-44)
RIGHT Ohio St over VT
RIGHT Stanford over NW+12.5 (27-17)
WRONG PSU vs Temple O40 (24-20)
PUSH Auburn over Louisville O55 (38-28)

Colin Cowherd: 3-0
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas 34-16
RIGHT Utah over Michigan
Ohio St over VaTech

Butch Davis:1-0
Ohio St over VaTech

Heather Dinich: 1-0
Ohio St over VaTech

Brad Edwards: 1-0
Ohio St over VaTech

Pat Forde: 24-5
RIGHT Mich St over W.Michigan
RIGHT Baylor over SMU
WRONG Army over Fordham
RIGHT Boise St over Washington
RIGHT Clemson over Wofford
RIGHT FSU over Tx St
WRONG Penn St over Temple
RIGHT Iowa St over N Iowa
RIGHT Mizzou over SE Missouri
WRONG Nebraska over BYU
RIGHT OU over Akron
WRONG Stanford over NW
RIGHT NIU over UNLV
RIGHT Oregon over EWU
RIGHT USC over Ark St
RIGHT UCLA over UVA
RIGHT Georgia over UL-Monroe
RIGHT Tennessee over BGSU
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Arkansas over UTEP
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville
CANCELLED LSU over McNeese St
RIGHT Ole Miss over UT-Martin
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas
RIGHT Buffalo over Albany
RIGHT Marshall over Purdue
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech
WRONG UNC over S.Carolina
RIGHT Utah over Michigan

Joey Galloway: 5-2
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech
RIGHT USC over Ark St
RIGHT UCLA over UVA
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
WRONG UNC over S.Carolina
WRONG Michigan over Utah

Rod Gilmore: 1-0
Ohio St over VaTech (CFB Live 8/27)

Lou Holtz: 3-0
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech

Mark May: 0-1
VaTech over Ohio St

Danny Kanell: 4-2
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech
RIGHT Utah over Michigan
WRONG Ariz St over TAMU
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
WRONG UNC over S.Carolina
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville

Mel Kiper Jr.: 2-0
RIGHT TCU over Minnesota
RIGHT Boise St over Washington

Tom Luginbill:1-0
Ohio St over VaTech

Ryan McGee: 1-0
Ohio St over VaTech

Ivan Maisel: 1-0
RIGHT Alabama over VaTech

Booger McFarland: 4-0
RIGHT Miss St over S.Miss (by 1)
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville 42-20
RIGHT TAMU over Ariz St 35-28
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin 31-7

Todd McShay: 4-0
RIGHT Ohio St over VT
RIGHT Ohio St-14 vs VaTech
RIGHT Temple over Penn St
RIGHT UCLA over UVA

Ryen Russillo: 2-4
RIGHT Ariz St over TAMU (outright)
WRONG Texas+9.5 vs Notre Dame
WRONG Wisconsin+12 vs Alabama
WRONG VaTech+14 vs Ohio St
WRONG Auburn-10 over Louisville
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville

Jason Sehorn: 6-2
RIGHT Notre Dame-9 over Texas
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville 28-17
WRONG Ariz St over TAMU
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech 30-14
WRONG Stanford over NW
RIGHT UCLA over UVA
RIGHT Mich St over W.Michigan

Robert Smith: 2-0
CANCELLED Toledo over Stony Brook
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin

Phil Steele: 24-3
RIGHT Utah over Michigan by 7
RIGHT BYU over Nebraska
CANCELLED LSU over McNeese St
WRONG Ariz St over TAMU 34-31
RIGHT Alabama over Wisconsin 28-10
RIGHT Ohio St over VT 30-20
RIGHT Auburn over Louisville 30-24
RIGHT Notre Dame over Texas 30-17
PPD Illinois over Kent St 34-13
RIGHT Tennessee over BGSU 42-28
RIGHT USC over Ark St 49-13
WRONG Penn St over Temple 25-13 (BEST BET OF THE WEEK)
RIGHT Florida over NM St 41-10
RIGHT FSU over Tx St 49-14
RIGHT UCLA over UVA 38-14
RIGHT GaTech over Alcorn St
RIGHT TCU over Minnesota
RIGHT Arizona over UTSA
RIGHT Baylor over SMU
RIGHT Mich St over W.Michigan
RIGHT Boise St over Washington
RIGHT Georgia over UL-Monroe
WRONG Stanford over NW
RIGHT Ole Miss over UT-Martin
RIGHT Clemson over Wofford
RIGHT Arkansas over UTEP
RIGHT Mizzou over SE Missouri St
RIGHT OU over Akron
RIGHT Oregon over EWU
All top 25 to win (aside from Bama/Wisc)

Matt Stinchcomb: 1-0
RIGHT Kentucky over UL-Lafayette

Clint Stoerner: 3-0
RIGHT Ole Miss over Tennessee-Martin (Twitter 8/28)
RIGHT Arkansas over UTEP (Twitter 8/26)
RIGHT Mizzou over SE Mizzou St

Scott Van Pelt: 2-3
RIGHT Minnesota+16.5 vs TCU
RIGHT Temple+7 vs. PSU
WRONG BGSU+21.5 vs Tennessee
WRONG Tulane+7 vs Duke
WRONG VaTech+14 vs Ohio St

Andre Ware: 1-0
RIGHT Ohio St over VaTech

Cole’s Platinum Top 25 Picks: 18-5
RIGHT #1 Ohio St over VaTech
RIGHT #2 TCU over Minnesota
RIGHT #4 Baylor over SMU
RIGHT #5 Mich St over W.Michigan
RIGHT #6 Auburn over Louisville
RIGHT #7 Oregon over EWU
RIGHT #8 USC over Arkansas St
RIGHT #9 Georgia over UL-Monroe
RIGHT #10 FSU over Tx State
WRONG Texas over #11 Notre Dame
RIGHT #12 Clemson over Wofford
RIGHT #13 UCLA over UVA
CANCLD #14 LSU over McNeese St
RIGHT #16 GaTech over Alcorn St
WRONG #15 Ariz St over TAMU
RIGHT #17 Ole Miss over UT-Martin
RIGHT #18 Arkansas over UTEP
RIGHT #19 OU over Akron
WRONG #20 Wisconsin over #3 Alabama
WRONG #21 Stanford over Northwestern
WRONG #22 Arizona over UTSA
RIGHT #23 Boise St over Washington
RIGHT #24 Mizzou over SE Mizzou St
RIGHT #25 Tennessee over BGSU

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2 responses

  1. This may be a dumb question.. but are the picks against the spread or just straight up.. I assume against spread but maybe not as I see LSU pick over Miss St last week is listed as winner but LSU was -3 or 3.5 and won by 2..please advise

    1. Most are straight up. Some are against the spread. Any picks against the spread are noted with the +/- points, so LSU over Miss State is straight up. LSU-3 vs Miss St is against the spread.

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