RazorPicks 08 — Week 9 Results

Yes, I know you are shocked at the results already, me too. Enjoy.

Top 10 Things Seen/Heard/Read From Week 9 of College Football


  1. Texas Tech's offense is scary good. Kansas defense is scary bad. Not a good combination in Lawrence over the weekend for the Jayhawks.
  2. Kentucky's highly touted scoring defense took a MAJOR hit Saturday in the Swamp. Coming in they were giving up only 18 points a game. Florida hung 65 on them. Ouch!
  3. Georgia found their offense in Death Valley over the weekend. Too bad for the Bayou Bengals, they didn't find their defense on the same day. Matthew Stafford is better than me.
  4. Phat Phil's coffin may have been sealed on Saturday by none other than his most hated rival. Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide rolled the Vols to land Phil at 1 – 5 in the SEC. Kryspy Kreme is hiring though.
  5. Penn State and Joe Pa finally got their win in the Shoe. They won a hard fought defensive battle with their own Freshman QB leading them to victory over the Buckeyes.
  6. Vandy just can't win for losing. They can't handle the pressure of possibly playing in a bowl game for the first time since Nixon was President. They lose at home to lowly Duke.
  7. Arkansas continues to find agonizing ways to lose football games. After giving up 14 points in the final 5 minutes last week, the Hogs appear to be in winning FG position with less than 1 minute to play, but an Offensive Pass Interference call negates the play and the Hogs lose by 2.
  8. Texas finally finds someone who can play with them and we also find out Colt McCoy is human after all. The Shorthorns hang on in Austin to beat the "I'm a man!" Cowboys.
  9. Hear that? The is the bell tolling on what could be the final season on the Plains for Big Ears. After a blowout loss to Big Least West Virginia, and the public dressing down of his QB, it isn't looking good for Tubberville.
  10. Missouri's Defense finally found someone they could stop. Poor Colorado. Chase Daniels and the Tigers took out their frustrations to the tune of 58 – 0 on the Buffs.

Brick of the Week


This week, we will get the easy way out for the BOTW. There were some good candidates for this award, however, in the end, this game seemed fitting enough for everyone. I am not sure that I may actually have to add another award for next year. The Egg of the Week, for the contestant or team that just royally lays an egg in a game. This would be the case for one of those. After being 5 – 0 and in the Top 15, the Commodores have lost 3 straight, including this last week's home loss to Duke of all people. And they say smart people can't play football. Therefore, the BOTW this week goes to EVERYONE. Every single contestant picked the Commodores to roll the Blue Devils, but of course, that didn't happen. Congrats folks!

Pick of the Week


This one hurts. It hurts even worse seeing as how I was there to witness this one in person. It still stings just thinking about it. How a team could look so inept for almost 3 1/2 quarters and then in the last 5 minutes nearly pull off the improbable. After having fought all the way back from 20 – 7 to make it 23 – 21, the Hogs looked poised to make the comeback. After recovering the on-side kick (after the official initially ruled the Hog player out of bounds), the Hogs were 28 yards for a potential game winning FG attempt. On Second and 10, a Casey Dick pass was caught by a high-leaping London Crawford at the Ole Miss 24. The crowd went ballistic. Then a flag was spotted on the field at the Ole Miss 48. Yep, 24 yards back up the field, the Line Judge says he saw Crawford push off to make the catch. Offensive Pass Interference. The very next play was almost identical, except this time London Crawford was the one being pushed away. No flag this time. The Line Judge was taking his play off. In the end the POTW goes to 3 individuals who picked the Rebels to win. Mr. Travis "At least I got to hunt pheasant last week" Stout, Mrs. Tammy "I really do work for the U of A Alumni Association" Tucker, and Mrs. Jessica "I am a closet Houston Nutt fan" Leija. Congratulations!

Champion of the Week


Once again this week, the tie-breaker came into play. The picks were decent this week as the average correct was 5.53. However, three individuals actually gave it their all and came away picking 8 of the 10 games correctly including all picking the Nitny Lions to beat the Buckeyes. Therefore, the tie-breaker rules were in effect. With tie-breaker scores of 40, 39, and 22, all of them expected a much higher scoring affair than what transpired on the field. However, with his tie-break score of 22, for the first time in his career, the COTW for Week 9 is none other than Mr. Jerry "You do NOT make that call in THAT situation, ever!" Tucker. Congratulations bud.

Actual Game Scores


Texas Tech 63
Kansas 21

Kentucky 5
Florida 63

Duke 10
Vanderbilt 7

Georgia 52
LSU 38

Virginia Tech 20
Florida State 30

Ole Miss 23
Arkansas 21

Alabama 29
Tennessee 9

Oklahoma State 24
Texass 28

Michigan State 35
Michigan 21

Penn State 13
Ohio State 6

Standings for Week 9


8 – 2
Jerry Tucker (22)
Jonathan Butcher (39)
April Mashburn (40)
7 – 3
Steven Leija
Jon McCurdy
Jessica Leija
Gene Strode
Tammy Tucker
Travis Stout
6 – 4
Carroll Walls
Jason Shirey
Brian Mashburn
Lance Williams
Damon Hill
5 – 5
Lisa Hill
Ben Gilbert
No Picks
Jamey Vaught
Jim Carter
Lee Smith

Overall Standings After Week 9


64 – 26
Jerry Tucker
63 – 27
Carroll Walls
April Mashburn
62 – 28
Brian Mashburn
Jason Shirey
Tammy Tucker
61 – 29
Gene Strode
Steven Leija
60 – 30
Ben Gilbert
59 – 31
Jon McCurdy
Jessica Leija
58 – 32
Lisa Hill
55 – 35
Lance Williams
54 – 36
Damon Hill

55 – 25
Travis Stout
54 – 26
Jonathan Butcher

33 – 17
Jamey Vaught

20 – 9
Jim Carter

12 – 7
Lee Smith

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