CUTigers Pick 'Em: Week One

CLEMSON - Every week throughout football season, the CUTigers staff will pick five games to test their collective knowledge against each. Week one selections are posted inside.

Think you know college football? See how your weekly picks match up with the CUTigers.com staff throughout the coming season!

Every week CUTigers will publish picks from the CUTigers staff, with all selections coming against the spread. (Anybody can pick straight up winners, we have to make things difficult).


Which esteemed CUTigers colleague will capture the "Turkey of the Week" award in week one?
This week's games are as follows:

Middle Tennessee at Clemson (-18.5)
South Carolina at N.C. State (-5)
Virginia Tech vs. Alabama (-7)
Baylor at Wake Forest (-2.5)
Georgia at Oklahoma State (-6)

Each winner is picked against the spread, with one game from each contestant being tabbed "Lock of the Week." For each regular game that is picked correctly, one point is awarded. For each "Lock of the Week" that is picked correctly, two points are awarded.

Keep in mind that this is for entertainment purposes only and all picks are made against the spread.

Last but not least, whoever comes in last place each week will be given the "Turkey of the Week" award. Stay tuned for more details on that front next week!

This week's picks are posted below:

WEEK OF SEPT. 5 PICKS
ROY PHILPOTT (publisher)
Middle Tennessee (+18.5)
N.C. State (-5)
Georgia (+6) - LOCK
Virginia Tech (+7)
Wake Forest (-2.5)

HALE MCGRANAHAN (writer)
Middle Tennessee (+18.5) - LOCK
N.C. State (-5)
Oklahoma State (-6)
Virginia Tech (+7)
Baylor (+2.5)

DON MUNSON (videographer)
Clemson (-18.5)
N.C. State (-5) - LOCK
Oklahoma State (-6)
Virginia Tech (+7)
Baylor (+2.5)

DAN SCOTT (columnist)
Clemson (-18.5)
N.C. State (-5)
Oklahoma State (-6)
Alabama (-7)
Wake Forest (-2.5) - LOCK

CADENCE TURPIN (intern)
Clemson (-18.5)
N.C. State (-5)
Oklahoma State (-6) - LOCK
Alabama (-7)
Wake Forest (-2.5)



Updated standings will be posted next Wednesday, Sept. 9

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