October 8, 2020
By: Dwayne Page
Chad Kirby has taken the lead among WJLE’s Fearless Forecasters picking college football winners after the first three weeks of the season.
Kirby has compiled an overall record of 31-9 and had the best finish last week at 11-3.
Overall Grant James and Ricky Atnip are tied for second place at 29-11 followed by Dewain Hendrixson, John Pryor, and Scott Goodwin each at 28-12. Will Graham is next at 27-13, Darrell Gill and Jared Davis each at 26-14, and Scott Brown 25-15.
Following Kirby for the best single week record last week was John Pryor at 9-5; Grant James, Ricky Atnip, Jared Davis, Scott Goodwin, Dewain Hendrixson, and Will Graham each at 8-6 with Darrell Gill and Scott Brown each at 6-8.
Five forecasters hit their underdog picks last week. Darrell Gill picked up 7 points with Air Force’s upset win over Navy 40-7. Ricky Atnip got 11.5 points as TCU defeated Texas 33-31. Ole Miss’s win over Kentucky 42 to 41 gave Chad Kirby 6 points. Scott Goodwin added 7 points to his total as Iowa State defeated Oklahoma 37 to 30 and Will Graham got 2 points as SMU knocked off Memphis 30 to 27.
After three weeks Scott Goodwin is now the underdog points leader with 22.5 points followed by Darrell Gill 21, Scott Brown 19, Rickey Atnip 11.5, Grant James 7, Dewain Hendrixson and Chad Kirby each with 6 points and Will Graham 2.
Today (Thursday) the Forecasters will be picking winners in the following games:
MTSU at FIU, Louisville at Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech at North Carolina, Texas at Oklahoma. East Carolina at South Florida, Florida State at Notre Dame, Pittsburgh at Boston College, Marshall at Western Kentucky, Miami at Clemson, Kansas State at TCU, Florida at Texas A&M, Mississippi State at Kentucky, South Carolina at Vanderbilt, Tennessee at Georgia and in the NFL Buffalo at the Tennessee Titans.
Catch the Fearless Forecasters on WJLE today (Thursday) at 4:30 p.m. on AM 1480/FM 101.7 and LIVE streaming at www.wjle.com.
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