After taking a week off due to Hurricane Delta throwing a monkey wrench into the game-plan, Pigskin Picks returned with much success this past week.
Of all ballots received, 80 percent recorded 10 or more correct picks with 50 percent producing 11-2 or 12-1 entries.
There was one gimme contest as the LSU at Florida game was postponed and rescheduled due to a COVID-19 outbreak on the UF campus. And just think what might have happened had the Florida brass decided to go ahead with the game and ‘Pack The Swamp’ as head coach Dan Mullen had requested.
The most common record this week was 11-2 with no perfect entries, although it was close.
Seven local pickers produced 12-1 marks, including Jerry Robertson, Will Burns, OB Tatum, Mickey Singleton and Jimmy Whitaker, all of Corinth, Tyler Montgomery of Walnut and Carolyn Wolfe of Jackson, Tenn. Yes, there are Pigskin Pickers from all around the region.
Due to the seven-way deadlock, the tiebreaker was used to determine the winner. This week’s tiebreaker was the total points scored in the Alabama/Georgia contest in Tuscaloosa, won 41-24 by the Tide. The magic number was 65.
Singleton predicted 62 but Robertson nearly hit the bullseye with a guess of 64 and won the $25 monetary prize.
This is Robertson’s first weekly honor in 2020 although he has been the top picker in the past.
Pigskin Picks games for this week are in Tuesday’s Daily Corinthian. To be eligible, make sure your entry makes it to the Daily Corinthian offices by 5 p.m. Friday.
Thanks for being loyal readers of the Daily Corinthian sports pages and for playing Pigskin Picks. Invite friends and family to join in and play. It’s easy, it’s fun and it’s free. And it could mean $25 in your wallet.