October 22, 2020
By: Dwayne Page
Chad Kirby is again the sole leader among WJLE’s Fearless Forecasters picking college football winners.
Kirby has compiled an overall record of 44-22 after five weeks of the season.
Overall Darrell Gill and Ricky Atnip are tied for second place at 43-23 followed by Grant James and Scott Brown each at 42-24, Dewain Hendrixson 41-25, Jared Davis, John Pryor, and Will Graham each at 40-26, and Scott Goodwin at 39-27.
Scott Brown had the best single week record last week at 9-2 followed by Darrell Gill and Jared Davis each at 8-3, Chad Kirby, John Pryor, and Will Graham each at 7-4, and Grant James, Ricky Atnip, Scott Goodwin and Dewain Hendrixson each at 6-5.
Four forecasters hit their underdog picks last week. Jared Davis got on the board with 6.5 points as North Texas defeated MTSU 52-35. Chad Kirby added 2.5 points to his total as Arkansas upset Ole Miss 33-21. South Carolina’s 30-22 win over Auburn gave Scott Goodwin 3 points and Will Graham picked up 6 points with Kentucky’s win over Tennessee 34-7.
After five weeks Darrell Gill is the underdog points leader with 29 points followed by Scott Goodwin 25.5, Scott Brown 19, Chad Kirby 17, Grant James 14.5, Dewain Hendrixson 12.5, Ricky Atnip 11.5, Will Graham 8, Jared Davis 6.5, and John Pryor 0.
Today (Thursday) the Forecasters will be picking winners in the following games:
UL Lafayette at UAB, Penn State at Indiana, West Virginia at Texas Tech, Iowa at Purdue, Florida State at Louisville, Notre Dame at Pittsburgh, Iowa State at Oklahoma State, Oklahoma at TCU, Georgia Tech at Boston College, Michigan at Minnesota, Hawaii at Fresno State, South Carolina at LSU, Auburn at Ole Miss, Alabama at Tennessee and in the NFL Pittsburgh 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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