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Week 12 2014: Picks are graded, results are in! #cfb #cfbplayoff #saturdayselections

It was another wild week of college football action with some serious moving and shaking going on in the rankings, so let’s dive right into this week’s results.

Winners this week included Mel Kiper Jr. (4-0), Phil Steele (11-4), Trevor Matich (4-0), and Jon Berger (5-0).  This week’s undisputed winner was David Pollack, who came in at 6-0 on the week with a pretty tough slate of games.

Losers this week included Marcus Spears (2-4), Dari Nowkhah (2-3), Booger McFarland (3-4), and Charles Arbuckle (4-6).

Lee Corso only went 7-4 on the week but continues to dominate the headgear arena with another Alabama pick, and another Alabama win.  Special guest picker (and Sam Houston State Bearkat) Marcus Luttrell had a tough week at 5-4.  Jennifer had a setback this week at 4-6, while Charley the Cat picked Alabama this week to get back into the win column.  Tim Tebow’s short reign as the all-time leader came to a close after one week after his 3-3 week dropped him behind Brett McMurphy and his mustache.

Everyone else was stuck 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: 7-4
RIGHT Georgia over Auburn
WRONG Ariz St over Oregon St
RIGHT Yale over Princeton
RIGHT Ohio St over Minnesota
RIGHT GaTech over Clemson
WRONG Florida over S.Carolina
WRONG TAMU over Mizzou
RIGHT Arkansas over LSU
WRONG Miami Fl over FSU
RIGHT Wisconsin over Nebraska
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St (headgear pick)

Kirk Herbstreit: 7-3
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
RIGHT Marshall over Rice
RIGHT Arkansas over LSU
RIGHT Wisconsin over Nebraska
RIGHT Georgia over Auburn
WRONG Ariz St over Oregon St
RIGHT Ohio St over Minnesota
WRONG Clemson over GaTech
RIGHT S.Carolina over Florida
WRONG TAMU over Mizzou

Desmond Howard: 6-4
RIGHT Ohio St over Minnesota
WRONG LSU over Arkansas
RIGHT Georgia over Auburn
RIGHT Yale over Princeton
WRONG Clemson over GaTech
WRONG Florida over S.Carolina
WRONG TAMU over Mizzou
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl
RIGHT Wisconsin over Nebraska
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St

David Pollack: 6-0
RIGHT Ohio St over Minnesota
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl
RIGHT Wisconsin over Nebraska
RIGHT Georgia over Auburn
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
RIGHT Arkansas over LSU

Marcus Luttrell: 5-4
RIGHT Ohio St over Minnesota
WRONG Clemson over GaTech
WRONG Florida over S.Carolina
WRONG TAMU over Mizzou
WRONG LSU over Arkansas
RIGHT Georgia over Auburn
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl
RIGHT Wisconsin over Nebraska
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St

Jennifer’s Picks: 4-6
RIGHT Arkansas over LSU
RIGHT Georgia over Auburn
WRONG Ariz St over Oregon St
RIGHT Ohio St over Minnesota
WRONG Clemson over GaTech
WRONG Florida over S.Carolina
WRONG TAMU over Mizzou
WRONG Miami Fl over FSU (Upset special)
RIGHT Wisconsin over Nebraska
WRONG Miss St over Alabama (upset special #2)

Tim Tebow: 3-3
WRONG Florida over S.Carolina
RIGHT Tennessee over Kentucky
RIGHT Arkansas over LSU
WRONG Auburn over Georgia
WRONG TAMU over Mizzou
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St

Marcus Spears: 2-4
WRONG Florida over S.Carolina
RIGHT Tennessee over Kentucky
WRONG LSU over Arkansas
WRONG Auburn over Georgia
RIGHT Mizzou over TAMU
WRONG Miss St over Alabama

Paul Finebaum: 4-2
RIGHT Arkansas over LSU
WRONG Florida over S.Carolina
RIGHT Tennessee over Kentucky
RIGHT Georgia over Auburn
WRONG TAMU over Mizzou
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St

Dari Nowkhah: 2-3
WRONG Ariz St over Oregon St
WRONG Miss St over Alabama
RIGHT Georgia over Auburn
WRONG Miami Fl over FSU
RIGHT Wisconsin over Nebraska

Mel Kiper Jr.: 4-0
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
RIGHT Georgia over Auburn
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl
RIGHT Wisconsin over Nebraska

Heather Dinich: 1-0
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl

Charley the Cat: 1-0
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St

Brett McMurphy: 4-2
WRONG Miami Fl over FSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Minnesota
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
WRONG Stanford over Utah
RIGHT UNC over Pitt
RIGHT OU over TTU

Phil Steele: 11-4
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl
RIGHT Georgia over Auburn
RIGHT Arkansas over LSU
RIGHT Wisconsin over Nebraska
RIGHT Marshall over Rice
RIGHT Texas over Okla St
RIGHT Ohio St over Minnesota
WRONG Stanford over Utah
WRONG Clemson over GaTech
WRONG Idaho over Troy
RIGHT Tennessee over Kentucky
RIGHT VaTech over Duke (upset special)
WRONG Florida over S.Carolina
RIGHT Penn St over Temple

Kevin Carter: 4-4
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl
WRONG Clemson over GaTech
WRONG Miss St over Alabama
WRONG Auburn over Georgia
RIGHT Ohio St over Minnesota
RIGHT Wisconsin over Nebraska
WRONG Ariz St over Oregon St
RIGHT Arizona over Washington

Mack Brown: 1-0
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl

Colin Cowherd: 6-4
RIGHT Ohio St over Minnesota 44-24
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St 33-26
RIGHT Arizona over Washington 38-20
RIGHT Wisconsin over Nebraska 30-27
WRONG ND over NW 44-24
WRONG Stanford over Utah 23-17
WRONG Auburn over Georgia 41-33
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl 36-33
WRONG LSU over Arkansas 26-23
RIGHT Oregon St over Ariz St 30-27

Trevor Matich: 4-0
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl
RIGHT TCU over Kansas
RIGHT Ohio St over Minnesota

Todd McShay: 2-1
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
RIGHT Ohio St over Minnesota
WRONG Miami Fl over FSU

Chris Fallica: 4-2
WRONG Miami Fl over FSU
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
WRONG Auburn over Georgia
RIGHT Oregon St over Ariz St
RIGHT VaTech over Duke
RIGHT S.Carolina over Florida

Skip Bayless: 0-1
WRONG Miss St over Alabama 30-27

Stephen A. Smith: 1-0
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St 23-20

Lou Holtz: 3-1
WRONG Miami Fl over FSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Minnesota
RIGHT Georgia over Auburn
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St

Mark May: 2-2
RIGHT Wisconsin over Nebraska
WRONG Auburn over Georgia
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
WRONG Miami Fl over FSU

Robert Smith: 2-1
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
WRONG Miami Fl over FSU
RIGHT Ohio St over Minnesota

Greg McElroy: 4-2
RIGHT S.Carolina over Florida
RIGHT Tennessee over Kentucky
WRONG TAMU over Mizzou
RIGHT Arkansas over LSU
WRONG Auburn over Georgia
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St

Booger McFarland: 3-4
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
WRONG Auburn over Georgia
WRONG Florida over S.Carolina
RIGHT Tennessee over Kentucky
WRONG TAMU over Mizzou
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl
WRONG LSU over Arkansas

Charles Arbuckle: 4-6
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
WRONG Auburn over Georgia
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl
RIGHT Marshall over Rice
RIGHT Ohio St over Minnesota
WRONG Nebraska over Wisconsin
WRONG Ariz St over Oregon St
WRONG Clemson over GaTech
WRONG Duke over VaTech
WRONG TAMU over Mizzou

Jon Berger: 5-0
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St
RIGHT Georgia over Auburn
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl
RIGHT Ohio St over Minnesota
RIGHT Wisconsin over Nebraska

Brian Griese: 2-2
WRONG Miss St over Alabama
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl
RIGHT Wisconsin over Nebraska
WRONG Auburn over Georgia

Joey Galloway: 2-1
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl
WRONG Miss St over Alabama
RIGHT Texas over Okla St

Danny Kanell: 3-0
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl
RIGHT Bama over Miss st
RIGHT Ohio St over Minnesota

Mike Bellotti: 1-0
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl

Woody Paige: 1-0
RIGHT Alabama over Miss St

Jackie MacMullan: 1-0
RIGHT Miss St over Alabama

Matt Millen: 2-0
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl
RIGHT Bama over Miss St

Ryen Russillo: 2-0
RIGHT Arkansas over LSU
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl

Pat Forde: 12-9
WRONG Duke over VaTech
WRONG Clemson over GaTech
RIGHT Mich St over Maryland
RIGHT UNC over Pitt
RIGHT FSU over Miami Fl
RIGHT TCU over Kansas
RIGHT Texas over Okla St
RIGHT Ohio St over Minnesota
RIGHT Wisconsin over Nebraska
RIGHT Arizona over Washington
WRONG Ariz St over Oregon St
WRONG Stanford over Utah
WRONG Florida over S.Carolina
RIGHT Georgia over Auburn
RIGHT Tennessee over Kentucky
WRONG Miss St over Alabama
WRONG LSU over Arkansas
RIGHT Mizzou over TAMU
WRONG ND over NW
WRONG Idaho over Troy
RIGHT Marshall over Rice

Week 12 2014: College Gameday review! #cfb #saturdayselections #bamavsmissst

The afternoon games are in full swing, so its time to do this thing.  Your week 12 College Gameday review has arrived.  Today’s show was broadcasting live from Tuscaloosa, Alabama for the huge matchup between the undefeated Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

As of the show start time, I believe it was somewhere in the neighborhood of 26 degrees in Tuscaloosa, but that didn’t stop one brave fan from proving his toughness/insanity by showing up at least shirtless, while holding the “I’M NAKED” sign.  We never saw his lower body, but this reporter will speculate that he surely had at least a pair of tidy-whities on.

Indeed

Indeed

Other notable signs included “Jameis Winston’s Lawyer for Heisman” and “Auburn fumbled my other sign”, but this week’s undisputed winner was the following:

Hint: Bottom left corner

Hint: Bottom left corner

While we are talking about the above screenshot, everyone will be excited to know that Herbie was back with the “KIRK HERBSTREIT LAPEL ROSETTE OF THE WEEK”.  There is still a lot of speculation going on about this, and while I am sure it is nothing more than an extra little bit of flair for his suit, I assure you our crack investigation team will get to the bottom of this.

The audience at our house was incredibly excited (or not) to see the return of one Babi Mac, who was wowing the crowd in Tuscaloosa with tunes.  I still don’t get how she got added to this cast of characters on Gameday, and I find it strange.

There was a duo of touching segments today featuring emotional stories from Tom Rinaldi and Gene W.  The first was the tragic story of former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen who had his life cut short at the age of 23.  Philip holds the record at Auburn for the most touchdowns by a tight end, was described as an incredibly funny guy, and won the 2010 national championship before his career was ended two years later by a hip injury.  Philip’s dad then took over telling the story of how he got a phone call from the police one night telling him that his son was killed in a car wreck.  After further investigation, it was found that Philip and his passenger were both legally intoxicated and not wearing seat belts.  Philip’s father now tours the country speaking about his son, stressing the importance of making good decisions in life as well as the point that life is a privilege; not a right.  Check out the full video here: http://t.co/wykbONfGbd

The second touching story was that of Mississippi State running back Josh Robinson.  Josh grew up in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and was raised by his grandmother after his father disappeared from his life and his mother was in prison.  Sadly, his grandmother died of a heart attack getting ready for church one morning in 2004, leaving Robinson without his caretaker.  He bounced around between relatives’ and friends’ households before eventually living out of his car behind his high school football stadium.  He said it seemed easy to fall into trouble in life, but he didn’t want to be a bad kid.  After being offered a scholarship by Dan Mullen, he has now become a part of the Mississippi State family, and is incredibly close with the Mullen family.  He now leads the SEC in rushing touchdowns.  The full video can be found here:  http://goo.gl/cVaJ7e

Sam Ponder made an appearance this week to interview Nick Saban.  The highlight of this was video of Nick Saban dancing with his wife at an event.  It is quite surreal to see him in such a human setting.  Dancing was brought up because they previously aired a segment about coaches dancing in the locker room.  I would describe it in detail here, but it just can’t be properly explained with words.  I urge you to watch the video which can be found here:  http://goo.gl/VGRYR2

Sam Ponder’s outfit of the week can be found below.  Jennifer fell in love with the boots and vest.  Around our house, this is not winter or the holiday season.  It is “Samantha Ponder Winter Wear” season.

Sam Ponder: Week 12

Sam Ponder: Week 12

Quarterback guru George Whitfield was back this week, and continues to improve on his style (no doubt thanks to this blog).  This week he was wearing a reasonably matching suit and tie, as well as “those damn brown shoes” as we call them around here.  The main improvement this week was a slightly bigger jacket which allowed him increased range of movement when goofing off with Tom Rinaldi and Gene W. for a segment.

George Whitfield week 12

George Whitfield week 12

When it came time for this week’s big pick segment, our special guest picker was noted Sam Houston State alumnus Marcus Luttrell.  I think he also wrote a book called “Lone Survivor” and it got turned in to a movie too.  David Pollack started off the Gameday site picks by going with Alabama over the Bulldogs.  During the finale, Luttrell played to the crowd by picking Alabama as well.  Kirk and Desmond both went with the Tide as well.  Corso took over at this point, reminding us that he lost his last two Alabama headgear picks.  It seemed like he was going to pull the trigger and go with Mississippi State, but he faked us out and went with Alabama to win the big game.  Charley the cat picked Alabama as well, so it is 100% unanimous from the panel that Alabama will be victorious.  Enjoy the rest of your football evening.

Corso picks the Tide!

Corso picks the Tide!

Charley picks Bama!

Charley picks Bama!

Week 12 2014: Saturday morning college picks! #cfb #saturdayselections #bamavsmissst #fsuvsmia

Saturday morning has arrived so let’s all get up for Gameday and get this thing started.  Picks will be rolling in all morning so check back often to see who picks against your team, and thus surely hates you.

Lee Corso:
Georgia over Auburn
Ariz St over Oregon St
Yale over Princeton
Ohio St over Minnesota
GaTech over Clemson
Florida over S.Carolina
TAMU over Mizzou
Arkansas over LSU
Miami Fl over FSU
Wisconsin over Nebraska
Alabama over Miss St (headgear pick)

Kirk Herbstreit:
Alabama over Miss St
Marshall over Rice
Arkansas over LSU
Wisconsin over Nebraska
Georgia over Auburn
Ariz St over Oregon St
Ohio St over Minnesota
Clemson over GaTech
S.Carolina over Florida
TAMU over Mizzou
Alabama over Miss St

Desmond Howard:
Ohio St over Minnesota
LSU over Arkansas
Georgia over Auburn
Yale over Princeton
Clemson over GaTech
Florida over S.Carolina
TAMU over Mizzou
FSU over Miami Fl
Wisconsin over Nebraska
Alabama over Miss St

David Pollack:
Ohio St over Minnesota 34-17
FSU over Miami Fl 38-31
Wisconsin over Nebraska 27-20
Georgia over Auburn 30-27
Alabama over Miss St 27-21
Arkansas over LSU

Marcus Luttrell:
Ohio St over Minnesota
Clemson over GaTech
Florida over S.Carolina
TAMU over Mizzou
LSU over Arkansas
Georgia over Auburn
FSU over Miami Fl
Wisconsin over Nebraska
Alabama over Miss St

Jennifer’s Picks:
Arkansas over LSU
Georgia over Auburn
Ariz St over Oregon St
Ohio St over Minnesota
Clemson over GaTech
Florida over S.Carolina
TAMU over Mizzou
Miami Fl over FSU (Upset special)
Wisconsin over Nebraska
Miss St over Alabama (upset special #2)

Tim Tebow:
Florida over S.Carolina
Tennessee over Kentucky
Arkansas over LSU
Auburn over Georgia
TAMU over Mizzou
Alabama over Miss St

Marcus Spears:
Florida over S.Carolina
Tennessee over Kentucky
LSU over Arkansas
Auburn over Georgia
Mizzou over TAMU
Miss St over Alabama

Paul Finebaum:
Arkansas over LSU
Florida over S.Carolina
Tennessee over Kentucky
Georgia over Auburn
TAMU over Mizzou
Alabama over Miss St

Dari Nowkhah:
Ariz St over Oregon St
Miss St over Alabama
Georgia over Auburn
Miami Fl over FSU
Wisconsin over Nebraska

Mel Kiper Jr.:
Alabama over Miss St
Georgia over Auburn
FSU over Miami Fl
Wisconsin over Nebraska

Heather Dinich:
FSU over Miami Fl

Charley the Cat:
Alabama over Miss St

Brett McMurphy:
Miami Fl over FSU
Ohio St over Minnesota
Alabama over Miss St
Stanford over Utah
UNC over Pitt
OU over TTU

Phil Steele:
Alabama over Miss St 34-17 (best bet of the week)
FSU over Miami Fl 38-30
Georgia over Auburn 44-40
Arkansas over LSU 20-16
Wisconsin over Nebraska 31-20
Marshall over Rice
Texas over Okla St
Ohio St over Minnesota 38-20
Stanford over Utah 26-13
Clemson over GaTech 31-24
Idaho over Troy 38-27
Tennessee over Kentucky 31-17
VaTech over Duke 24-23 (upset special)
Florida over S.Carolina 28-27
Arkansas over LSU 20-16
Penn St over Temple 17-10

Kevin Carter:
FSU over Miami Fl
Clemson over GaTech
Miss St over Alabama
Auburn over Georgia
Ohio St over Minnesota
Wisconsin over Nebraska
Ariz St over Oregon St
Arizona over Washington