Football Contest Week #1

UPDATED – Sunday  11:30 PT

Week 1 – Final Results – Please check to make sure you agree with my totals.

Chris and Mr&Mrs SteveG are tied for 1st place but Chris gets the edge because he went 3 for 3 and Mr&Mrs SteveG went 3 for 4.

Week One Results of TDB Contest
Beginning Balance     20,000.00 Allen Wallace
         300.00 Won USC -16.5 for 300 units, 
       (400.00) Loss LSU -3.5 for 400 units, 
       (300.00) Loss CLEM -3.5 for 300 units
Ending Balance    19,600.00
Beginning Balance    20,000.00 Chris
         500.00 Won Fresno +20.5 for 500 units
         500.00 Won USC -16.5 for 500 units,
         500.00 Won Alabama -18.5 for 500 units
Ending Balance    21,500.00
Beginning Balance     20,000.00 TrojanRJJ
   (1,000.00) Loss San Jose +16.5 for 1,000  
         500.00 Won UCLA +4.5 for 500 units
Ending Balance    19,500.00
Beginning Balance    20,000.00 TMC4USC
       (500.00) Loss San Jose St +16.5 for 500,
       (500.00) Loss Miami (Fl) +18.5 for 500,
    (1,000.00) Loss Clemson -3.5 for 1,000,
    (2,000.00) Loss LSU -4.5 for 2,000
Ending Balance    16,000.00
Beginning Balance     20,000.00 sjvermont
       (500.00) Loss Clemson -3.5 for 500, 
      1,000.00 Won Alabama -18.5 for 1,000, 
       (500.00) Loss Cal -3.5 for 1,000
Ending Balance    20,000.00
Beginning Balance    20,000.00 Jalenbuck1
       (500.00) Loss Wisconsin -5.5 for 500,
       (500.00) Loss Cal –3.5 for 500,
         500.00 Won Georgia +3.5 for 500,
         500.00 Won USC –16.5 for 500
Ending Balance    20,000.00
Beginning Balance     20,000.00 LaywerJohn
      2,500.00 Won Nevada +3.5 for 2,500, 
   (2,500.00) Loss BYU -11.5 for 2,500
Ending Balance    20,000.00
Beginning Balance    20,000.00 Troy5543
         500.00 Won USC -16.5 500 units,
       (500.00) Loss LSU -4.5 500 units
Ending Balance    20,000.00
Beginning Balance     20,000.00 BUS83
   (1,000.00) Loss SJSU +16.5 for 1000, 
   (1,000.00) Loss Oregon -20.5 for 1000, 
   (1,000.00) Loss LSU -4.5 for 1000
Ending Balance    17,000.00
Beginning Balance    20,000.00 Mr&Mrs Steveg
      1,000.00 Won Kansas St -2.5 for $1000,
         500.00 Won Fresno St +20.5 for 500,
         500.00 Won Alabama -18.5 for 500,
       (500.00) Loss Wisconsin -5.5 for 500
Ending Balance    21,500.00
Beginning Balance     20,000.00 Satyrdancing
       (500.00) Loss San Jose St +16.5 : 500,
       (500.00) Loss Clemson -3.5 : 500, 
       (500.00) Loss Oregon -20.5 : 500, 
       (500.00) Loss Cal -3.5 : 500
Ending Balance    18,000.00
Beginning Balance    20,000.00 Trojans562
      1,000.00 Won USC -16.5 for 1000,
       (500.00) Loss LSU -4.5 for 500,
       (500.00) Loss Stanford +2.5 for 500,
   (1,000.00) Loss Cal -3.5 for 1000,
      1,000.00 Won Alabama -18.5 for 1000
Ending Balance    20,000.00
Beginning Balance     20,000.00 San Diego Trojan
   (1,000.00) Loss Wisconsin -5.5 for 1000 u 
         500.00 Won Fresno St +20.5 for 500 u
Ending Balance    19,500.00
Beginning Balance    20,000.00 DubPar22
         350.00 Won USC -16.5 350units,
       (400.00) Loss Miami +18.5 400units,
       (400.00) Loss Clemson -3.5 400units,
         350.00 Won UCLA +4.5 350units
Ending Balance    19,900.00
Beginning Balance     20,000.00 GoldenTrojan
   (1,000.00) Loss San Jose+16.5 for 1000 u
   (1,000.00) Loss Oregon -20.5 for 1000 uni
      1,000.00 Won Purdue -7.5 for 1000 units 
   (1,000.00) Loss LSU -4.5 for 1000 units
      1,000.00 Won Utah St +16.5 for 1000 un
Ending Balance    19,000.00

Allen Wallace   

  • USC -16.5 for 300 units, 
  • LSU -3.5 for 400 units,
  • CLEM -3.5 for 300 units

Chris

  • Fresno St +20.5 for 500 units,
  • USC -16.5 for 500 units,
  • Alabama -18.5 for 500 units

TrojanRJJ

  • San Jose State +16.5 for 1,000 units,
  • UCLA +4.5 for 500 units

TMC4USC

  • San Jose St +16.5 for 500,
  • Miami (Fl) +18.5 for 500,
  • Clemson -3.5 for 1,000,
  • LSU -4.5 for 2,000

sjvermont

  • Clemson -3.5 for 500,
  • Alabama -18.5 for 1,000,
  • Cal -3.5 for 1,000

Jalenbuck1

  • Wisconsin -5.5 for 500,
  • Cal –3.5 for 500,
  • Georgia +3.5 for 500,
  • USC –16.5 for 500

LaywerJohn

  • Nevada +3.5 for 2,500,
  • BYU -11.5 for 2,500

Troy5543

  • USC -16.5 500 units,
  • LSU -4.5 500 units

BUS83

  • SJSU +16.5 for 1000,
  • Oregon -20.5 for 1000,
  • LSU -4.5 for 1000

Mr&Mrs Steveg

  • Kansas St -2.5 for $1000,
  • Fresno St +20.5 for 500,
  • Alabama -18.5 for 500,
  • Wisconsin -5.5 for 500

Satyrdancing

  • San Jose St +16.5 : 500,
  • Clemson -3.5 : 500,
  • Oregon -20.5 : 500,
  • Cal -3.5 : 500

Trojans562

  • USC -16.5 for 1000,
  • LSU -4.5 for 500,
  • Stanford +2.5 for 500,
  • Cal -3.5 for 1000,
  • Alabama -18.5 for 1000

San Diego Trojan

  • Wisconsin -5.5 for 1000 units,
  • Fresno St +20.5 for 500 units

DubPar22

  • USC -16.5 350units,
  • Miami +18.5 400units,
  • Clemson -3.5 400units,
  • UCLA +4.5 350units

GoldenTrojan

  • San Jose St +16.5 for 1000 units,
  • Oregon -20.5 for 1000 units,
  • Purdue -7.5 for 1000 units,
  • LSU -4.5 for 1000 units,
  • Utah St +16.5 for 1000 units

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These are the games for Week 1 of the Contest.

  • San Jose St +16.5      at USC -16.5
  • Stanford +2.5             at Kansas St -2.5
  • Fresno St + 20.5         at Oregon -20.5
  • Oregon St +7.5           at Purdue -7.5
  • LSU -4.5                      at UCLA +4.5
  • Nevada +3.5               at Cal -3.5
  • Utah St +16.5             at Washington St -16.5
  • BYU -11.5                   at Arizona +11.5
  • Alabama -18.5            Miami (Fl) +18.5  at neutral field in Atlanta, GA
  • Penn St +5.5              at Wisconsin -5.5
  • Georgia +3.5              at Clemson -3.5

Please make your choices known by using the following format: Nevada +3.5 for 1000 units.

The contest closes to new contestants on Friday Septemeber 3, 2021 at noon P.T.

This Post will be updated throughout the week.

Please remember, this is supposed to be about fun and Trojan camaraderie.

Rules:

Every participant will receive 20,000 betting units.
You must bet a minimum of 1 game and 1,000 units each week
There will be a limited number of games to choose from each week.
The contest ends with Pac-12 Conference Championship Game
I will post the point spread for each week’s games on Monday
All wagers must be received by Friday at noon PT.
Wagers must be posted on the TDB (preferred) or they can be emailed to: info@trojandailyblog.com.
I will review each wager to make sure that it was correctly placed and I will then send you a confirmation that your wager(s) have been accepted.
If you do not receive an acknowledgement from me, then your wagers do not count. If you have not heard from me, please email me.
If a game is cancelled or moved to another date, then that game will not be counted as a bet (no action).
Winning wagers will be paid as ‘even money’, for example; if you bet 1,000 units, you will win 1,000 units.
The winner will be determined by who has the most betting units in their account at the end of the contest.
I will keep track of everyone’s account and this accounting will be posted on TDB on Monday. Please review my figures. If you think that a mistake has been made you must contact me by 9pm Monday – otherwise these numbers will be considered official.

First Prize is: $150.00
Second Prize is: $75.00
Third Prize is: $25.00
If two people end up in first place, then the first and second prize will be added together and that amount will be split between the two winners.
Allen and I will handle all disputes and our decision will be final.

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Allen Wallace
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September 6, 2021 10:15 am

2021 Week 1 AP Poll Prediction by College Football News: Number in parentheses is where each team finished in last week’s rankings. 25. North Carolina Tar Heels 0-1 (9) 24. Ole Miss Rebels 0-0 (NR) 23. Virginia Tech Hokies 1-0 (NR) 22. Arizona State Sun Devils 1-0 (25) 21. Utah Utes 1-0 (24) 20. Miami Hurricanes 1-0 (14) 19. Michigan Wolverines 1-0 (NR) 18. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 1-0 (22) 17. Wisconsin Badgers 0-1 (12) 16. USC Trojans 1-0 (15) 15. Texas Longhorns 1-0 (21) 14. Oregon Ducks 1-0 (11) 13. Penn State Nittany Lions 1-0 (19) 12. Iowa Hawkeyes 1-0 (18) 11. Florida Gators 1-0 (13) 10.… Read more »

LawyerJohn
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September 5, 2021 8:54 pm

Have you ever noticed how sports opinions that are negative use stronger language than the positive opinions? Negativity stimulates energy, apparently.. What are the positives from the SC-San Jose St game?: SC has a running game!– Ingram looks fantastic with his cutting-on-a-dime ability and how he searches for the crease in the line. And his Hawaiian sidekick is a tough straight ahead runner. The team put up 160 yards rushing. The freshman tackles had a tough time containing SJS’s All-American rusher, but they were tested by the best. Slovis had a great game except for being Slovis, where more is… Read more »

Allen Wallace
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September 5, 2021 6:51 pm

If balance was what you were looking for, USC totally delivered yesterday: 36 passes, 34 runs.

Chris
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September 6, 2021 9:46 am
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That’s solid. I wish they would have went a little faster. Squeeze in 10-15 more plays.

Allen Wallace
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September 5, 2021 5:47 pm

USC is favored by 17.5 over STAN. Down goes David Shaw. I have STAN fans telling me they would trade Shaw for Helton after STAN got smoked by KSU 24-7.

Golden Trojan
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September 5, 2021 5:16 pm

John I should be at 19000.

Allen Wallace
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September 4, 2021 5:24 pm

USC beats the spread, 30-7! I’m shocked.

Allen Wallace
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September 4, 2021 2:58 pm

Mater Dei cornerback Domani Jackson is out for the season because of a knee injury. Full recovery expected.

“The USC-committed CB was a big part of the Monarchs’ defense and is one of the top recruits in the nation…”

ocregister.com

Allen Wallace
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September 4, 2021 12:50 pm

PSU 16 WIS 10!

It looks like a lot of our TDB bettors mistakenly picked the Badgers.

Steveg
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September 6, 2021 11:49 am
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Too much faith in 3 yards and a cloud of dust I guess.

Allen Wallace
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September 4, 2021 12:22 pm

Potential upset city! PSU leads WIS in Madison 16-10 with 1/2 a Q to go.

Golden Trojan
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September 3, 2021 8:21 am

Here we go week one, I have 5 games with added interest. Expect a Trojan win but not cover the points.

San Jose St +16.5 for 1000 units
Oregon -20.5 for 1000 units
Purdue -7.5 for 1000 units
LSU -4.5  for 1000 units
Utah St +16.5 for 1000 units

DubPar22
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September 2, 2021 10:24 pm

USC -16.5 350units
Miami +18.5 400units
Clemson -3.5 400units
UCLA +4.5 350units

Allen Wallace
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September 2, 2021 8:16 pm

 The Trojans have never covered the opening weekend spread with CH as HC.

San Diego Trojan
September 1, 2021 8:35 pm

Wisconsin-5.5 for 1000 units. Fresno St +20.5 for 500 units

Trojans562
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September 1, 2021 1:20 pm

USC -16.5 for 1000

LSU -4.5 for 500

Stanford +2.5 for 500

Cal -3.5 for 1000

Alabama -18.5 for 1000

satyrdancing
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August 31, 2021 7:34 pm

San Jose St +16.5 : 500

Clemson -3.5 : 500

Oregon -20.5 : 500

Cal -3.5 : 500

Steveg
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August 31, 2021 7:26 pm

Give us, myself and my wife:

Kansas St -2.5 for $1000

Fresno St +20.5 for 500

Alabama -18.5 for 500

Wisconsin -5.5 for 500

Steveg
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August 31, 2021 6:41 pm

Wow, it has been months, then weeks, and now just days, almost down to hours till kickoff. FINALLY. Gettin pumped, ready to spend some time in the chair with the multi view on watching as many games as I can. Love this time of year.

Steveg
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September 3, 2021 1:01 pm
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We are now into hours for kickoff.

BUS83
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August 31, 2021 3:48 pm

John, sounds like fun.

SJSU +16.5 for 1000
Oregon -20.5 for 1000
LSU -4.5 for 1000

Troy5543
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August 31, 2021 3:28 pm

USC -16.5 500 units

LSU -4.5 500 units

Good luck USC Trojan and “Fight On”. 

LawyerJohn
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August 30, 2021 7:45 pm

Tough bet this week. I thought about Fresno St getting wiped out at Oregon, but 3 touchdowns seems a bit much. The big games involving Alabama, Penn St and Georgia are too close to call. I would love to bet LSU just because it is sucla, but the ‘experts’ only predict a 53% advantage to LSU. Nevada at Cal is intriguing because Nevada returns the player of the year quarterback. The SC spread is too wide to be a smart bet. But BYU over Arizona is tempting. Arizona is one of the bottom-10 teams in football. And the game is… Read more »

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August 30, 2021 6:37 pm

Wisconsin -5.5 for 500
Cal – 3.5 for 500
Georgia + 3.5 for 500
USC – 16.5 for 500

sjvermont
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August 30, 2021 6:21 pm

Clemson -3.5 for 500
Alabama -18.5 for 1,000
Cal -3.5 for 1000

TMC4USC
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August 30, 2021 6:12 pm

San Jose St +16.5 500
Miami (Fl) +18.5 500
Clemson -3.5 1000
LSU -4.5  2000

TrojanRJJ
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August 30, 2021 2:01 pm

San Jose State for 1,000 units
UCLA for 500 units.

Chris
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August 30, 2021 11:31 am

Fresno St +20.5 for 500 units
USC -16.5 for 500 units
alabama -18.5 for 500 units

Allen Wallace
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August 30, 2021 11:10 am

Thanks very much John for setting this all up. Great kick-off idea!

My bets are:

USC `-16.5 for 300 units

LSU -4.5 for 400 units

CLEM -3.5 for 300 units