If you’re a fan of the 1970s hit song ‘Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad’ by Meat Loaf then you’d suck playing college football parlays. As you know winning two bets on a three-team parlay is still a loser, and that’s what happened on my card last week. And there wasn’t even any suspense since the loss was a whopper. Following their upset of Oklahoma I mentioned there could be a letdown by Oklahoma State. And the Cowboys let a lot of people down, including me, in their 45-3 loss to UCF getting drubbed as a 1.5-point favorite at bitcoin sportsbook. Other than that the weekend was a success.
I’m being facetious about the weekend even though the other two legs of my parlay hit. With Jim Harbaugh suspended the Michigan Wolverines kept rolling beating Penn State 24-15. I backed the maize and blue in what was their toughest game of the season. Dealing with a scandal and having your coach suspended was enough, but the Wolverines were on the road in a hostile environment against a 1-loss club. Playing with a chip on their collective shoulders UM covered the 4.5-point line.
I guess Alex Grinch feels vindicated. A week after getting fired as USC’s defensive coordinator the Trojans gave up 552 yards in a 36-27 loss to Oregon. They have a hard time defending but USC has playmakers on offense and that was enough for them to stay within the 15.5-point line. This is the Pac-12 with good teams at the top of the standings and giving one of them more than two touchdowns looked like a good pick. Turned out I was right in backing SC, though the Trojans needed the game’s final two TDs for the payout. With only a few weeks remaining in the regular season I’ll do my best to hit a college football parlay winner in Week 12.