USC Football Contest Week 5

UPDATE – 10/03/2021 Week 5 Results

Leaders: 1) TMC4USC – 35,000  2) Chris – 32,1000  3) LawyerJohn – 30,000

Chris had the biggest gain this week with 12,000 and GoldenTrojan was the second biggest winner this week with 10,000

Week Five Results of TDB Contest
Beginning Balance         14,900.00 Allen Wallace
          1,000.00 Won BYU -7.5 for 1000
       (1,000.00) Loss Arkansas +18.5 for 1000
       (1,000.00) Loss Wisconsin +9.5 for 1000
       (1,000.00) Loss Colorado +7.5 for 1000
       (1,000.00) Loss Notre Dame -4 for 1000
       (1,000.00) Loss Lane Kiffin +14.5 for 1000
       (1,000.00) Loss Oregon -8.5 for 1000
          1,000.00 Won Oregon State -2.5 for 1000
          1,000.00 Won Auburn +6.5 for 1000
       (1,000.00) Loss UCLA -3.5 for 1000
Ending Balance        10,900.00
Beginning Balance        20,100.00 Chris
       12,000.00 Win USC -7.5 for 12000
Ending Balance        32,100.00
Beginning Balance         24,000.00 TrojanRJJ
       (3,000.00) Loss Oregon -8.5 3,000
       (1,000.00) Loss ND -4.5 1,000
          1,000.00 Won OSU -2.5 1,000
Ending Balance        21,000.00
Beginning Balance        39,000.00 TMC4USC
       (1,000.00) Loss Colorado +7.5 for 1000
       (2,000.00) Loss Notre Dame -4 for 2000
       (1,000.00) Loss Ucla -3.5 for 3000
Ending Balance        35,000.00
Beginning Balance         15,500.00 sjvermont
Ending Balance        15,500.00
Beginning Balance        15,000.00 Jalenbuck1
          2,000.00 won BYU -7.5 for 2000
          2,000.00 Win Michigan -9.5 for 2000
       (2,000.00) Loss Notre Dame -4 for 2000
       (1,000.00) Loss Oregon – 8.5 for 1000
          1,000.00 Win USC -7.5 for 1000
Ending Balance        17,000.00
Beginning Balance         22,000.00 LaywerJohn
          8,000.00 Win USC -7.5 for 8000
                       –  
Ending Balance        30,000.00
Beginning Balance        12,500.00 Troy5543
          1,000.00 Win USC -7.5 for 1000
          1,000.00 Win Georgia -18.5 for 1000
       (1,000.00) Loss Lane Kiffen +14.5 for 1000
Ending Balance        13,500.00
Beginning Balance         15,500.00 BUS83
          4,000.00 Win BYU -7.5 for 4000
       (4,000.00) Loss Wisconsin +9.5 for 4000
Ending Balance        15,500.00
Beginning Balance        25,500.00 Mr&Mrs Steveg 
          5,000.00 won BYU -7.5 5000
       (2,000.00) Loss Notre Dame -4 2000
       (1,000.00) Loss Oregon -8.5 1000
       (2,000.00) Loss ucla -3.5 2000
Ending Balance        25,500.00
Beginning Balance            2,500.00 Satyrdancing
       (1,000.00) Loss Oregon -8.5 for 1000
Ending Balance           1,500.00
Beginning Balance        21,000.00 Trojans562
       (4,000.00) Loss Notre Dame -4 for 4000
       (2,000.00) Loss UCLA -3.5 for 2000
          2,000.00 won BYU -7.5 for 2000
       (5,000.00) Loss Oregon -8.5 for 5000
Ending Balance        12,000.00
Beginning Balance         23,500.00 San Diego Trojan
       (2,000.00) Loss Arkansas St +18.5 for 2000
          2,000.00 Won Oregon St -2.5 for 2000
Ending Balance        23,500.00
Beginning Balance        15,900.00 DubPar22
          4,000.00 Win Nick Saban -14.5 for 4000
       (2,000.00) Loss UCLA -3.5 for 2000
       (2,000.00) Loss Oregon -8.5 for 2000
          2,000.00 Win USC -7.5 for 2000
       (1,000.00) Loss Wisc +9.5 for 1000
Ending Balance        16,900.00
Beginning Balance         13,000.00 GoldenTrojan
       10,000.00 Win Nick Saben -14.5 for 10,000
Ending Balance        23,000.00

UPDATE – Final Wagers

Allen Wallace
BYU -7.5 for 1000
Arkansas +18.5 for 1000
Wisconsin +9.5 for 1000
Colorado +7.5 for 1000
Notre Dame -4 for 1000
Lane Kiffin +14.5 for 1000
Oregon -8.5 for 1000
Oregon State -2.5 for 1000
Auburn +6.5 for 1000
UCLA -3.5 for 1000

Chris
USC -7.5 for 12000

TrojanRJJ
Oregon -8.5 3,000
ND -4.5 1,000
OSU -2.5 1,000
UCLA +3.5 1,000

TMC4USC
Colorado +7.5 for 1000
Notre Dame -4 for 2000
Ucla -3.5 for 3000

Jalenbuck1
BYU -7.5 for 2000
Michigan -9.5 for 2000
Notre Dame -4 for 2000
Oregon – 8.5 for 1000
USC -7.5 for 1000

LaywerJohn
USC -7.5 for 8000
Troy5543
USC -7.5 for 1000
Georgia -18.5 for 1000
Lane Kiffen +14.5 for 1000

BUS83
BYU -7.5 for 4000
Wisconsin +9.5 for 4000

Mr&Mrs Steveg
BYU -7.5 5000
Notre Dame -4 2000
Oregon -8.5 1000
ucla -3.5 2000

Satyrdancing
Oregon -8.5 for 1000

Trojans562
Notre Dame -4 for 4000
UCLA -3.5 for 2000
BYU -7.5 for 2000
Oregon -8.5 for 5000

San Diego Trojan
Arkansas St +18.5 for 2000
Oregon St -2.5 for 2000

DubPar22
Nick Saban -14.5 for 4000
UCLA -3.5 for 2000
Oregon -8.5 for 2000
USC -7.5 for 2000
Wisc +9.5 for 1000

GoldenTrojan
Nick Saben -14.5 for 10,000

These are the games for Week 5 of the Contest.

Important Clarification: Your wagers are not locked in until Friday at Noon PT.
You may change any submitted wager prior to that time.

  • BYU -7.5 at Utah State +7.5 Friday 6:00pm
  • Arkansas +18.5 at Georgia -18.5 ESPN 8:00am
  • Michigan -9.5 at Wisconsin +9.5 FOX 9:00am
  • USC -7.5 at Colorado +7.5 P12 11:00am
  • Cincinnati +4 at Notre Dame -4 NBC 11:30am
  • Lane Kiffen +14.5 at Nick Saben -14.5 CBS 12:30pm (or, if you prefer: Ole Miss vs Alabama)
  • Oregon -8.5 at Stanford +8.5 ABC 12:30pm
  • Washington +2.5 at Oregon State -2.5 P12 6:00pm
  • Auburn +6.5 at LSU -6.5 ESPN 6:00pm
  • Arizona St +3.5 at UCLA -3.5 FoxSports1 730pm

Please make your choices known by using the following format:
USC -7.5 for 1000
Stanford/USC Over 51.5 for 500

The contest closes to new contestants on Friday October 1, 2021 at noon P.T.

This Post will be updated throughout the week.

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Allen Wallace
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October 2, 2021 7:30 pm

What a great day for upsets:

MISS ST over A&M

STAN over ORE

CIN over ND

UK over UF

Allen Wallace
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October 2, 2021 7:20 pm

Go Beavs! Beat the Huskies! I think it’s gonna happen. 14-7, 3:20 left in half.

Steveg
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October 2, 2021 6:52 am

I couldn’t bet on Mich/Wisc game. 9.5 points for Mich is a real reach, they just haven’t convinced me they are as good as they are rated, and the Wisc line play is all that good to shut them down. We shall see. Arkansas may surprise Georgia but not win, but Georgia will not beat the line. Kiffen will look respectable but Saban will reign again, also not beating the spread. ucla, if their qb is at all consistent will beat the close point spread. That is a big IF for DTR. Cincinnati finally gets a real test after squeaking… Read more »

Steveg
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October 2, 2021 9:04 am
Reply to  John Weld

They had me worried after they lost their QB. Fortunately they hung on.

Jalenbuck1
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September 30, 2021 6:05 pm

BYU -7.5 for 2000
Michigan -9.5 for 2000
Notre Dame -4 for 2000
Oregon – 8.5 for 1000
USC -7.5 for 1000

Trojans562
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September 30, 2021 3:28 pm

Notre Dame -4 for 4000

UCLA -3.5 for 2000

BYU -7.5 for 2000

Oregon -8.5 for 5000

DubPar22
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September 30, 2021 12:47 pm

Nick Saban -14.5 for 4000
UCLA -3.5 for 2000
Oregon -8.5 for 2000
USC -7.5 for 2000
Wisc +9.5 for 1000

Allen Wallace
CONTENT CREATOR
September 30, 2021 10:51 am
  • BYU -7.5 for 1000
  • Arkansas +18.5 for 1000
  • Wisconsin +9.5 for 1000
  • Colorado +7.5 for 1000
  • Notre Dame -4 for 1000
  • Lane Kiffin +14.5 for 1000
  • Oregon -8.5 for 1000
  • Oregon State -2.5 for 1000
  • Auburn +6.5 for 1000
  • UCLA -3.5 for 1000
Steveg
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September 30, 2021 6:49 pm
Reply to  Allen Wallace

You are going to have a busy day Saturday. Great way to spread out the pain,(or joy).

Allen Wallace
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September 30, 2021 7:01 pm
Reply to  Steveg

I’d just like to break even for once. Let’s go!

Golden Trojan
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September 30, 2021 11:50 pm
Reply to  Allen Wallace

Couldn’t help yourself going with Kiffin could ya. Hope you do no worse than break even.

Allen Wallace
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October 1, 2021 12:03 am
Reply to  Golden Trojan

I’ve always liked Lane. When I knew him at USC, he was 100% football, 100% of the time. The word I would best use to describe him regarding football at the time is “obsessed.” He was too immature to be USC’s HFC the first time around when the Trojans were on the world’s worst probation. But he’s a very smart football coach. I utterly can’t imagine Haden firing Lane on the tarmac and denying him the ability to ride home on one of the players’ buses after the ASU game. That just plain old doesn’t compute for me. Yet it… Read more »

LawyerJohn
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October 1, 2021 2:04 pm
Reply to  Allen Wallace

That nasty move by Haden and others proved to be the guy’s downfall. Too bad, too, because at one time he was seen as a great Trojan.

Allen Wallace
CONTENT CREATOR
September 30, 2021 10:24 am

I’m starting to think I’m gonna take CU and 7.5 points over USC in Boulder. The Buffs have never beaten USC in 14 tries.

I can’t really believe I’m saying this. It’s a pretty big step, betting on lowly CU, maybe even straight up, to take the fully beleaguered Trojans.

If USC loses this one, the Helton Culture will have hit a brand new low.

Golden Trojan
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September 30, 2021 9:53 am

Nick Saben -14.5 for 10,000

Saben is 23-0 against former assistants by an average of 25 points. The Tide beat the Rebels by 15 in Oxford last year. Saben knows Kiffen’s offense.

Allen Wallace
CONTENT CREATOR
September 30, 2021 10:00 am
Reply to  Golden Trojan

So true, all the facts point to Saban covering the spread. Those darn ‘facts” dictate that Lane is going down, down, down into the trash heap of other coaches who can’t beat Saban.

Congrats on going with the big 10,000! You’ll either be sitting in high cotton, or wondering how Kiffin managed to hoodwink his old boss.

Go Kiffin, though like you, I wouldn’t bet on him. Unless I can’t help myself!

Steveg
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September 29, 2021 7:01 pm

BYU -7.5 5000
Notre Dame -4 2000
Oregon -8.5 1000
ucla -3.5 2000
John, you should have listed the UConn/Vanderbuilt game. Nobody could figure that one out.

Steveg
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October 1, 2021 5:42 am
Reply to  John Weld

We could have had an over/under for turnovers.

Troy5543
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September 29, 2021 6:39 pm

USC -7.5 for 1000

Georgia -18.5 for 1000

Lane Kiffen +14.5 for 1000

Fight On Trojans! ✌

Allen Wallace
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September 29, 2021 6:51 pm
Reply to  Troy5543

Boy, would I love to see Lane Kiffin beat Nick Saban.

I will be tuning into this game.

12 Ole Miss at 1 Alabama. 12:30pm PT CBS

BUS83
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September 29, 2021 1:54 pm

BYU -7.5 for 4000
Wisconsin +9.5 for 4000

satyrdancing
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September 28, 2021 7:48 pm

Oregon -8.5 for 1000

TrojanRJJ
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September 28, 2021 11:34 am

Oregon -8.5 3,000
ND -4.5 1,000
OSU -2.5 1,000
UCLA +3.5 1,000

I am passing on the “Which Program is the Greater Grease Fire Bowl” between SC and CO.

Allen Wallace
CONTENT CREATOR
September 27, 2021 9:56 pm

Great slate of games this week. It might be fun to bet all ten of them.

UtahTrojan
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September 27, 2021 9:37 pm

Surprised the BYU / Utah St game is that close.

Allen Wallace
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September 27, 2021 9:49 pm
Reply to  UtahTrojan

USC plays BYU the week after the UCLA game in the Coliseum.

That Bruin game may take a lot out of the Trojans, especially if they lose as many predict.

UtahTrojan
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September 27, 2021 10:23 pm
Reply to  Allen Wallace

Starting to think we will be lucky to end the season 6 – 6

Allen Wallace
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September 27, 2021 10:34 pm
Reply to  UtahTrojan

Ya, getting thoroughly whipsawed by the Beavers will do that to you.

TrojanRJJ
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September 28, 2021 11:37 am
Reply to  UtahTrojan

Utah, I am still at 6-6. I really think this team will show up for a game that no one expects. It has talent on it. If SC gets clobbered by ND and loses to say CO (and it could happen), then not many teams will get up for them. This is, without a doubt, the worst SC team I have ever seen. Even Larry Smith’s 4-8 team was better than this bunch. Remember Reggie Perry?

Allen Wallace
CONTENT CREATOR
September 28, 2021 11:58 am
Reply to  TrojanRJJ

At least USC can’t claim its job is tougher because it is always taking other teams’ best shots. This team may have talent, but it’s certainly not of the “great” variety and there are major holes at OL and LB, to say the least. The DL is thin, our RBs are only adequate and some of our best DBs can’t cover. Even our very experienced starting QB has dropped off the NFL Draft radar and many USC fans are hoping Dart can take over asap. As you know, I’ve been touting USC as an 8-4 team for many months. It… Read more »

Steveg
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September 29, 2021 7:03 pm
Reply to  UtahTrojan

I am amazed at the odds on that one, I had to double check.

San Diego Trojan
September 27, 2021 8:58 pm

Arkansas +18.5 for 2000 units
Oregon St-2.5 for 2000 units

LawyerJohn
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September 27, 2021 8:52 pm

I am sure the middle-aged-and-up crowd on this Blog do not have a “lose the rent-money” gambling addiction. Fortunately, because most of us here in John’s Contest have experienced sad returns on our bets….

So one wonders, why is it 100,00 or more Americans keep betting on sports, a long-term SURE loss. I only bring this up because the gambling feature on this blog has opened up interesting ideas about sports gambling. But pity the poor American souls who have sold out for the unearned thrill of that occasional win.

Golden Trojan
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September 28, 2021 9:33 am
Reply to  LawyerJohn

Variable Reinforcement is very powerful in training behavior, especially gambling. I don’t gamble because I don’t like to give away money on a useless cause. Not just gambling but paying taxes, paying interest, even buying insurance is a lose/lose. I don’t have to gamble but unfortunately I have to do the others but keep it to a minimum. This contest is fun, challenging with no risk. I don’t care much if I win, I’m mostly just trying to end up with more than the 20K I started. Obviously to most of us, betting on college football has poor odds.

Steveg
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September 29, 2021 7:06 pm
Reply to  Golden Trojan

Not poor odds, HORRIBLE odds. This game keeps me watching football all day without dozing off. lol

Golden Trojan
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September 30, 2021 10:39 am
Reply to  Steveg

Steveg and wife, we need John to put up the Fresno State/SDSU game Oct 30. If I have any “Welds” by then.

TMC4USC
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September 27, 2021 4:38 pm

Back to my strategy of betting small on multiple games. I lose every time that I do that. Honestly, I hope that I lose all 3 bets.

Colorado +7.5 1,000

Notre Dame -4 2,000

Ucla -3.5 3,000

Allen Wallace
CONTENT CREATOR
September 27, 2021 8:11 pm
Reply to  TMC4USC

As of now, I like both ND and UCLA to cover, especially the Irish, who I think have a really good team this year. CIN in South Bend? I’m just not feelin’ if for Luke Fickell, who played NG for OHIO ST from ’93-96, and started in their Rose Bowl win over ASU in ’97. Such a tough loss for the Sun Devils that day. I don’t think the Bearcats will come that close to beating the Irish. I’ve never seen USC beat ND in South Bend and have been there a few times. The year Marinovich lost was especially… Read more »

LawyerJohn
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October 1, 2021 2:11 pm
Reply to  Allen Wallace

Yep, I was there too, and it sure looked like Tumultuous Todd would Turn the Tide. But no cigar.

LawyerJohn
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September 27, 2021 2:32 pm

None of these games appears to be an easy bet, but have to go with SC playing a better game than last Saturday night. But I don’t have Chris’ cajones.

USC -7.5 for 8,000

Chris
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September 27, 2021 2:09 pm

USC -7.5 for 12000

Steveg
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September 29, 2021 7:08 pm
Reply to  Chris

Jumbo balls there Chris. Love your faith. Hope you win.