October 6, 2012

Money Bet of the Century | Week 6 | 1-4

Money Betters-

Well, it took a few weeks, but alas--the losing streak has been broken. The staff apologies for the late post this week, as everyone from the company was at the Sigmar/Coutee wedding last night. Festivities carried on until late in the night, and it was hard to shake up the team this morning to have a 'Meeting of the Minds' meeting.

We're very interested in continuing our winning ways, which started last week with a University of Texas win. The staff mulled this important game over before picking it, and had determined that the Longhorns would win by 7. As it turned out, that wasn't far off of the mark with Texas winninig 41-36. Joseph Randle had a big game putting up 200 yards and 2TDs on a pretty decent Oklahoma State Defense. Spirits were high around the office this week after finally getting it right.

We decided to invest in a little bit of office moral boosting last week, and I personally fronted the cost for the whole team to get out to the Washington State vs. Oregon game. Although the Cougs were not victorious, everyone was in agreeance that the first half was a solid effort by the Cougs. I can't remember a time when I was that excited to be at a Coug game, and they put out a very impressive first half effort. Keep up the good work Cougs, you're making headway and if we keep improving like this, we'll be at the top of the 'Pac' in no time.

This week, we're looking to continue our winning ways. A lot of good games around the country today, but we've settled on the Gameday matchup between Georgia and South Carolina.

This is how University of South Carolina
sell jerseys....
The matchup today pits a couple undefeated teams in Georgia and South Carolina in a home matchup for South Carolina at Williams Brice Stadium. This game will be an interesting one, as South Carolina currently only allows 11.6 PPG, the #6 team in the country in points allowed. Marcus Lattimore will be looking to get it done today against the Bulldogs. After missing 6 games last year due to a knee injury, he's definitely going to be out to prove he's a 100%. So far he's off to a good start- the junior from Duncan, South Carolina has already tallied 440 yards and 8 touchdowns. And let's not forget what he did to Georgia in 2010, rushing for 182 yards and two touchdowns in a 17-6 nailbiting win.

Georgia girls at the tailgate.
On the other side of the ball, Georgia has a potent offense.  Aaron Murray has completed more than 58 percent of his passes thrown 20 yards or more downfield with no interceptions this season. Last season, Murray completed more than half of his 20-yard throws in just two of his 14 games. You can bet that Todd Gurley will be getting some touches this afternoon. The 6'1" 218 pound freshman from Tarboro, N.C. has already got his fair share of play time this year. He's carried the ball 68 times for  536 yards and 9 touchdowns. It's going to be up to South Carolina's defense to focus on Gurley and shut him down.

The Gamecocks are playing at home, in a nationally televised NIGHT GAME. You can bet the crowd will be rowdy and fired up from a full day of tailgating, and "Head Ball Coach" knows that this is a must win situation for SC if they hope to continue their winning momentum going into next week when they play LSU (currently in a battle against Florida in the swamp).

Gamecocks are favored in this matchup by 1, but they win by 7 at home. You can lay a BET on it!!!!!!!

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