Pigskin Picks turned ugly again this past week with a majority of ballots recording nine wins or less.
But there was a reason for that as several games, both prep and collegiate, could have gone either way. There were a few upsets along the way as well, causing even more issues.
After every entry had been graded there were no 13-0 or 12-1 offerings. 11-2 was the best any picker could do, and there were three that tied for the lead with that mark, invoking the tie breaker.
Blake Robertson and Teddy Hinton of Corinth, along with Bailey Wolfe of Jackson (Tenn), turned in 11-2 worksheets. The tie breaker was the number of points scored in the Mississippi State/Auburn game, won 43-34 by the Bulldogs making 77 the lucky number.
Wolfe and Hinton forecasted total points of 47 and 48 respectively with Robertson coming the closes of the trio with his prediction of 64, making him this weeks Pigskin Picks champion and the winner of the $25 weekly prize.
This weeks games are on the ad page and entries must be in the Daily Corinthian office by 3:30 p.m. Friday to be considered.
In one last piece of news, publisher Reece Terry has authorized an additional week of picks, meaning this week will be the next to last week of the 2021 contest. This was to have been the final week of the year for the Picks. That’s great news for Pigskin Pickers, giving everyone an additional opportunity to win.
Congratulations to Blake Robertson and thanks to everyone for playing and being loyal readers of the Daily Corinthian.