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You Bet Your Ass: Week 12

The homestretch is here.

After this week, there will only be three more YBYA posts left this football season. That is terrifying. How did the fall go by so quickly? How did Brandon Cain, who did not know how to place bets, manage to never once slip up? What happened to Bryce Smith and his formerly useful beginner's luck? No one knows! But congratulations to Aaron Rench for finally managing to get back out of the negatives.

Ohio State (14.5) vs Minnesota, O/U: 58.5

Primiano: $50 on Over 58.5

Vainisi: $25 on Under 58.5

Cain: $50 on OSU -14.5

Darin: $50 on Under 58.5

Whitchurch: $50 on OSU -14.5

Rench: $100 on Over 58.5

Vallese: $25 on OSU -14.5

Smith: $50 on Over 58.5

Silich: $25 on Under 58.5

Darin: Last real test in the regular season for the Buckeyes - the cold weather in Minneapolis.

Whitchurch: Minnesota is ranked, so this seems as good of a time as ever for them to be embarrassed.


Iowa (-3) vs Illinois, O/U: 57

Primiano: $25 on Under 57

Vainisi: $50 on Iowa -3

Cain: $25 on Iowa -3

Darin: $50 on Illinois +3

Whitchurch: $25 on Under 57

Rench: $25 on Illinois +3

Vallese: $25 on Iowa -3

Smith: $100 on Illinois +3

Silich: $50 on Under 57

Darin: Have to come out fast like the last game after a bye, and make Iowa throw.

Smith: Why do I do this to myself?


Temple vs Penn State (-10.5), O/U: 39.5

Primiano: $50 on Under 39.5

Vainisi: $25 on Temple +10.5

Cain: $100 on PSU -10.5

Darin: $25 on Over 39.5

Whitchurch: $50 on Temple +10.5

Rench: $50 on Temple +10.5

Vallese: $25 on PSU -10.5

Smith: $50 on Under 39.5

Silich: $25 on PSU -10.5

Vainisi: When did Temple join the Big Ten?

Smith: Nobody can score. Nobody.


Northwestern vs Notre Dame (-16.5), O/U: 49

Primiano: $50 on Notre Dame -16.5

Vainisi: $25 on Under 49

Cain: $100 on Notre Dame -16.5

Darin: $50 on Over 49

Whitchurch: $50 on Notre Dame -16.5

Rench: $50 on Notre Dame -16.5

Vallese: $25 on Notre Dame -16.5

Smith: $100 on Notre Dame -16.5

Silich: $100 on Notre Dame -16.5

Cain: There is a reason Ara Parseghian left.

Rench: People mention the whole "meteor-hits-stadium-taking-out-both-teams", but there is no matchup that would be more beneficially crater-ized to the Illini than this one.

Primiano: The only way it could be more beneficial is if Iowa was somehow in the stands.


Nebraska vs Wisconsin (-4), O/U: 57.5

Primiano: $25 on Nebraska +4

Vainisi: $50 on Nebraska +4

Cain: $50 on Wisconsin -4

Darin: $25 on Nebraska +4

Whitchurch: $100 on Over 57.5

Rench: $25 on Nebraska +4

Vallese: $25 on Nebraska +4

Smith: $100 on Nebraska +4

Silich: $25 on Nebraska +4

Cain: The battle for the Mel Gibson Trophy!

Rench: The quarterback play is the most important factor of this, therefore the Tanner McEvoy's will lose to the Tommy Armstrong Jr.'s.


Indiana vs Rutgers (-6), O/U: 55

Primiano: $100 on Rutgers -6

Vainisi: $100 on Rutgers -6

Cain: $25 on Rutgers -6

Darin: $100 on Rutgers -6

Whitchurch: $25 on Indiana +6

Rench: $25 on Indiana +6

Vallese: $100 on Rutgers -6

Smith: $100 on Under 55

Silich: $50 on Under 55

Whitchurch: Is this game on television? If so, why?

Vallese: Indiana is just awful minus Nate Sudfeld. Rutgers is hungry to get that sixth win and reach a bowl game, and they'll coast to it at home against the Hoosiers.



Michigan State (-10.5) vs Maryland, O/U: 59.5

Primiano: $50 on MSU -10.5

Vainisi: $50 on Over 59.5

Cain: $50 on MSU -10.5

Darin: $25 on Maryland +10.5

Whitchurch: $100 on MSU -10.5

Rench: $25 on Over 59.5

Vallese: $25 on MSU -10.5

Smith: $100 on MSU -10.5

Silich: $50 on MSU -10.5

Vallese: There might be a bit of a letdown coming for the Spartans after that home loss to the Buckeyes, but they’ll pick up the pieces and get the road win against Maryland.

Primiano: Maryland has done better this year than we thought they would, but an angry Spartans team coming off a season-ending loss is not a team I would want to face.

Money On The Line This Week:

Primiano: $350

Vainisi: $325

Cain: $400

Darin: $325

Whitchurch: $400

Rench: $300

Vallese: $250

Smith: $600

Silich: $325

Season Earnings (Bankroll):

1. Cain: $750 (Last week: +$100)

2. Vainisi: $400 (Last week: +$125)

3. Silich: $375 (Last week: +$100)

4. Vallese: $175 (Last week: +$75)

5. Rench: $0 (Last week: +$175)

6. Darin: -$125 (Last week: +$200)

7. Primiano: -$150 (Last week: -$100)

8. Whitchurch: -$350 (Last week: -$225)

9. Smith: -$475 (Last week: -$300)

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