RazorPicks 2008 — Week 12 Results

Ok, so this should get us caught up…

Top Ten Things Seen/Read/Heard from Week 12


  1. How good is Florida? No idea, but WOW. Just WOW. Half a hundred on the ol' ball coach is impressive.
  2. Whomever would like to win the ACC, please stand up. With 2 weeks left, 8 of the 12 teams are still in the hunt for the "coveted" ACC Championship.
  3. So, you play football for 129 years and it only takes Rich Rodriguez one year to allow your team to lose 8 games in a season for the first time ever. Nice job there Rich Rod.
  4. Quietly, the Beavers are moving on up. They "control their own destiny", just like everyone else in college football. Win out, go to Rose Bowl.
  5. After spotting Idaho 7, the Broncos rolled off 45 straight for a 45 – 10 win over the Vandals.
  6. After leading 48 – 17 in the 3rd quarter, the Ducks had to hold off "Desert Swarm" to beat the Wildcats 55 – 45. Geez, gotta love that PAC-10 D.
  7. Oh so close. Just ever so close to seeing "Pear Bryant" melt-down. The Irish hold off a serious last minute rally by Navy to beat the Midshipmen.
  8. The Trojans avenge their loss to the Cardinal by stopping them late. The Cardinal played valiantly though.
  9. Wow. You go from BCS Darling three weeks ago to hoping you can somehow win your conference. Tulsa gets just pummeled by Houston. Cougs 70 Tropical Depression 30. Wow!
  10. And finally, how do you give up a 31 – 3 lead with 16:26 left in the game? And lose 40 – 31? If you are Troy that is how. Just run the ball!!!

Brick of the Week

Wow, this week it was either, everyone got the pick correct, or no one got the pick correct. It was a tale of dichotomies if I ever have seen one. However, we did have one person who sank to depths not seen by the other contestants this week. Everyone correctly predicted that Ohio State would once again win on the road in the Big 10(1). Even if it was against Illinois and ALL of that talent Zook has. Remember, someone still needs to coach that talent. So, alas, the BOTW this week goes to Mr. Jason "I need some more Juice" Shirey. Sorry bud.


Pick of the Week

Well this one was almost as easy to award as the BOTW was. However, it took some very good courage to step up to the plate and make this pick. Let's consider the evidence. This team had previously lost to Fresno State and NAVY! They had been playing well as of late, but to pull off a win over a conference foe on the road? A conference foe who had beaten Kansas?? Well, for picking the Rutgers Scarlett Knights to upend the Bulls of South Florida, the POTW this week goes to Mrs. Tammy "It's all about Ozzie and Ellie now" Tucker. Congratulations!


Champion of the Week

Once again, in a topsy turvy kind of week, we had some very unique picks this week. There were three individuals who were 7 – 3 and everyone else was 6 – 4. Yeah, pretty amazing actually. Those three who only missed 3 picks this week all missed North Carolina and Florida State losing. Thus we went to the Tie-breaker again this week. Becoming a pattern, eh? This weeks tie-break scores were not as good as last week though. In third place this week with a 24 tie-break score was Mr. Ben "All about the line" Gilbert. Runner-up this week with a tie-break score of 17 was Mr. Jon "You should see my cell phone" McCurdy. And that leaves this weeks COTW with a tie-break score of 13, that honor belongs to Mr. Steven "Bring on Boomer!!!" Leija. Congrats bud!


Actual Scores for the Week

Ohio State 30
Illinois 20

Rutgers 49
South Florida 16

Georgia 17
Auburn 13

South Carolina 6
Florida 56

North Carolina 15
Maryland 17

California 21
Oregon State 34

USC 45
Stanford 23

Vanderbilt 31
Kentucky 24

Mississippi State 7
Alabama 32

Boston College 27
Florida State 17


Standings for Week 12

7 – 3
Steven Leija (13)
Jon McCurdy (17)
Ben Gilbert (24)
6 – 4
Lisa Hill
April Mashburn
Jonathan Butcher
Jerry Tucker
Jason Shirey
Jessica Leija
Lance Williams
Gene Strode
Brian Mashburn
Tammy Tucker
Travis Stout
Damon Hill
Carroll Walls
No Picks
Chaz Brandon
Jamey Vaught
Jim Carter
Lee Smith


Overall Standings Through Week 12

85 – 35

Jerry Tucker
84 – 36
Carroll Walls
83 – 37
April Mashburn
82 – 38
Gene Strode
Brian Mashburn
Steven Leija
81 – 39
Jason Shirey
79 – 41
Tammy Tucker
Ben Gilbert
78 – 42
Jessica Leija
Lisa Hill
73 – 47
Damon Hill
72 – 48
Lance Williams
77 – 33
Travis Stout
73 – 37
Jonathan Butcher
Jon McCurdy
33 – 17
Jamey Vaught
20 – 9
Jim Carter
11 – 9
Chaz Brandon
12 – 7
Lee Smith